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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Receive Prestigious TIPA World Awards
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Receive Prestigious TIPA World AwardsThe Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce it has won two TIPA World Awards 2018 for its wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art zoom lens and its large-diameter 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art zoom lens suitable for any shoot.
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NEP chooses Custom Consoles desks for Sweden's largest television production facility
NEP chooses Custom Consoles desks for Sweden's largest television production facilityCustom Consoles announces the completion and installation of five control room desks for NEP Sweden's television production facility on the outskirts of Stockholm. The project was performed in cooperation with one of Europe's largest system integrators, Broadcast Solutions GmbH.
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Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Version 4 introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users can now capture and monitor live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras.
Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management in motion picture and broadcast production, today released a major upgrade to its industry leading software LiveGrade Pro. The new version 4 of LiveGrade Pro for the first time makes live camera metadata available directly in the software and gives the production team even greater control over the live image on set.
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Chrosziel Lens Test Projector P-TPCXPL for ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mount
Chrosziel Lens Test Projector P-TPCXPL for ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mount
Glass & Filter Inserts, 60mm LED Image Circle, Multiport for Lens Data & Control
The Chrosziel Projector P-TPCXPL with dedicated ARRI™ Plates meets all requirements to professionally check and service lenses such as ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mounts or other mounts like XPL, PL, EF or B4 mounts. The projector was built with highest precision below 5μm plane parallelism between mount and reticle.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB-C drives!
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and color correction. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for only US$1,295.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming Solution
New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming SolutionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD Studio 4000 compact live production and streaming studio. Also available as the ProHD Studio 4000S for sports production, the self-contained, four-channel system includes a complete control room solution for smaller, budget-conscious facilities. JVC will demonstrate the new systems at the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Panasonic Launches Second Century of Innovation with New Products, Technologies and Solutions at NAB 2018
New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Camera, AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, EVA2.0 Firmware with RAW Support, and VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Showcased
Panasonic is marking its 100th year anniversary with a wide-ranging display of products, technologies and solutions for production and broadcast professionals here at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show. Under the theme, “Welcome to our next 100 years of Innovation.”
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Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018
Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will introduce a range of new products at NAB 2018, including accessories designed for the Sony Venice, the Panasonic AU-EVA 1 and other new cameras. In addition, the company will showcase a new follow focus, a new matte box support with shoulder pad and a redesign of the popular Vocas director’s cage.
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New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live Streaming
New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live StreamingJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced three new additions to its family of 4KCAM cameras. Among other new features, the new GY-HM250U offers integrated graphics and live streaming, while the GY-HM250SP adds sports-specific score overlays. Also new, the GY-HM180U sets a new benchmark for professional compact cameras without built-in streaming or graphics.
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Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FF
Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FFThe Sigma Corporation today announced the newest accessory for its Cine High Speed 14mm T2 FF Prime Lens – the Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, which extends the front diameter of the lens to 162mm. When attached to a wide-angle matte box compatible with 6.6" x 6.6" square type filters such as the ARRI LMB-6 (2-stage), the setup allows cinematographers to film on full-frame cameras without undesired vignetting. The Sigma COR-11 is also compatible with SF Ex-tender SF-E1 (optional) and other third-party accessories. Sigma continues to expand its Cine offering by providing solutions to the increasing demand for cine lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras with large format sensors.
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Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple is also adding complementary new features to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor
Apple is introducing a new update to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular version of its professional video editing software, with more than 2.5 million seats. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a groundbreaking format from Apple, ProRes RAW, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes.
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Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Rollout supports eight of the most popular cine cameras with a RAW output, more to follow
Atomos is excited to announce support for ProRes RAW, a new format from Apple that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW video. The ProRes RAW update will be available free for the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 devices.
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Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.
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Camera Corps Qx High Quality Robotic Camera Debuts at 2018 NAB Show
Camera Corps Qx High Quality Robotic Camera Debuts at 2018 NAB Show
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12
Camera Corps will debut a major addition to its range of miniature robotic camera systems at the April 9-12 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The new Qx is a compact weatherproof head with integral pan/tilt/zoom/focus drives. Delivering high video quality, it offers producers the freedom to cut and mix with video feeds from full-size studio and outside-broadcast cameras. Black-finished and just 125 mm in diameter, the Qx is unobtrusive enough to be operated within view of other cameras both for studio productions and in OB coverage of live events. It can also be used as part of a commentator camera setup.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Practical demonstrations to showcase the advantages of HDR, while insightful presentations and discussions answer questions about the emerging technology
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies are expected to again be among the hottest topics at next week’s 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was one of the first manufacturers to deliver HDR-capable broadcast television cameras, and will continue its leadership in implementing and promoting HDR acquisition with live practical demonstrations and informative discussions in booth C4309 at the event.
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Nicki Sun's Productions Shine with TASCAM DR-10L
Nicki Sun's Productions Shine with TASCAM DR-10LHost, videographer, producer, editor, and director Nicki Sun is equally capable behind and in front of the camera. Sun has produced television shows and other content for Myx TV, Verizon, Chef Martin Yan, and Google, as well as Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge, where she manages digital and new media. She also produces and hosts Now You Know, an online talk show where she interviews aspiring and inspiring freelance creative artists, musicians, and assorted entertainers and entrepreneurs. On top of all that, Sun acts in TV commercials, hosts events, and has earned a reputation as an emerging leader in new media.
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NAB 2018: FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series Expands with Two New 46x Zooms Featuring Best-in-Class Stabilization and Accuracy
NAB 2018: FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series Expands with Two New 46x Zooms Featuring Best-in-Class Stabilization and Accuracy
Smallest and Lightest 4K HDR Lens and New MK Series Accessories Make NAB Debut Alongside New FUJIFILM X-H1 Camera and MKX Cinema Lenses
This year’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention will see the continued expansion of the FUJINON 4K HDR lens range from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. Fujifilm made the Development Announcement on Tuesday, March 27 in Japan of the company’s latest Premier UA Series of UHD 2/3” lenses, the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B. A prototype will be shown at the Fujifilm booth (#C7225). NAB2018 will be held from April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
New 12GB capabilities, expanded stage-box range and multiple camera control system join multitude of additions and enhancements to key technology solutions
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, returns to the 2018 NAB Show this year with an expansive line-up that includes more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities, all of which are being demonstrated at Booth #SL 9630 in South Hall Lower.
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RUSHWORKS is Keeping it Super Simple at NAB with Unique, Affordable and Easy-to-Use Solutions
RUSHWORKS is Keeping it Super Simple at NAB with Unique, Affordable and Easy-to-Use Solutions
New A-LIST Streamster allows anyone to create an Internet TV channel, 3n1 provides triple functionality in one PTZ camera, PTOA now featured in camera control solutions
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, is Keeping It Super Simple (K.I.S.S.) for NAB 2018 attendees to find effective, operator-friendly and cost-efective production, playback and streaming solutions. The line-up of new products in Booth SL11216 includes the introduction of RUSHWORKS’ A-LIST Streamster, an IP only automation system; the 3n1 single fixture, triple function video camera; and the addition of coordinated preset time of arrival (PTOA) for RUSHWORKS camera control solutions.
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Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion in Collaboration with Digital Domain Used Vicon Vantage V16 Cameras and an Early Version of
Shōgun Software; Nearly 60 Percent of the Film Featured Performance Capture
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Aaton-Transvideo to Highlight Impressive New Products at NAB Show 2018
Aaton-Transvideo to Highlight Impressive New Products at NAB Show 2018
Aaton-Digital and Transvideo products will be at NAB SHOW 2018 at the Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA, Exhibition April 9-12
During NAB 2018, Aaton-Digital and Transvideowill highlight new products being introduced at the show, that include Transvideo's StarliteHD-e recorder-monitor, displaying its latest focus puller menu connected to an ARRI camera and Cooke smart optics, along with Aaton Digital’s award winning location sound recorders CantarMini and CantarX3 which now include Sennheiser AMBEO® technology as standard.
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Televisa Increases Live ENG Reports with JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge
Televisa Increases Live ENG Reports with JVC ProHD Wireless BridgeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Televisa, the largest mass media company in Hispanic America, has purchased 25 JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge bonded video-over-IP units to transmit live ENG field reports from 21 different markets throughout Mexico. The first unit was tested last year at XEFB in Monterrey; now, there are three Wireless Bridge units at XEFB and three at XHG in Guadalajara, with the rest assigned to 19 other Televisa Regional stations.
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New Cinegy Air PRO 12 launches at NAB 2018
New Cinegy Air PRO 12 launches at NAB 2018At NAB 2018, Cinegy will introduce Cinegy Air PRO 12 broadcast automation and real-time, multi-channel video playout software for SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout in a single, integrated suite – further fortifying Cinegy’s claim of truly delivering “Software Defined Television”.
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DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
Says Swica: “Everybody was just shocked on what we were capturing. The VariCam slashed our lighting package.”
Birdland, directed and co-written by Peter Lynch, is a Canadian feature that contains some of the most striking images you’ll see in an indie film this year. It tells the story of an ex-cop, Sheila Hood, who hides surveillance cameras in her home to spy on her husband’s affairs – essentially becoming a voyeur of her own life. The film was shot by cinematographer Adam Swica, CSC (The Art of the Steal, The Firm) with a single Panasonic VariCam 35 camera.
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Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FF
Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FFCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C700 FF, the Company’s first full-frame cinema camera. The beauty and majesty of full-frame digital cinema is now becoming a new creative reality. Since the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera in 2008, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement, and the introduction of the C700 FF has reinforced Canon’s commitment to this market. At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.
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RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
New GEMINI 5K S35 SENSOR from RED DIGITAL CINEMA features dual sensitivity modes For exceptional low-light performance
RED DIGITAL CINEMA® introduced today the new GEMINI™ 5K S35 sensor for its RED EPIC-W® camera. The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments. Whether creators choose to shoot in standard mode for well-lit conditions or low light mode for darker environments, the RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images.
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Pond5 and DJI Join Forces to Create an Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage from FAA Certified Pilots and Filmmakers
Pond5 and DJI Join Forces to Create an Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage from FAA Certified Pilots and Filmmakers
Program will curate and promote collections of aerial footage captured by licensed pilots using DJI drones to Pond5’s millions of users searching for professional video
Global content marketplace Pond5 and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an innovative collaboration to develop a premium collection of licensable aerial footage .
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TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
Provides 3G/4K mobile production unit, Exclamation, and skilled technical crew to support multi-camera production of the prestigious, annual TV awards special
Nashville-based TNDV: Television played a pivotal production role at the 26th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Center, in Atlanta earlier this winter. The prestigious, star-studded event, which featured such headliners as CeeLo Green, Ludacris, Xscape, and Cameo, honored influential, high-profile African Americans who have achieved greatness and inspired it in others.
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Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
The breakthrough, multi award-winning full-frame and S35 Cine lenses return to the NAB show; Brand new Sigma VR and Sony E-Mount lens options shown at booth C10308
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will present its lineup of award-winning cinema lenses, alongside the brand new VR-enabled 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sony E-mount Art lenses at the NAB 2018 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV, from April 9-12 (booth C10308).
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Imagine Products and StorageDNA Partner to Bring Ease of Access to LTO Tape Files
Imagine Products and StorageDNA Partner to Bring Ease of Access to LTO Tape Files
myLTOdna Interface lets users access files on an LTO tape as they would a hard drive, eliminating seek-and-restore time
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, and StorageDNA, a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced a partnership resulting in a groundbreaking new product. Both thought leaders, the two companies have collaborated on an integrated solution that enables random access to files on an LTO tape, essentially turning it into a hard drive with dnaLTFS — an LTFS adaptation that was never available before. The results are time savings and easier access to assets in production and postproduction workflows.
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HDR Denmark uses Nevion IP remote-production solution for live horse racing coverage
HDR Denmark uses Nevion IP remote-production solution for live horse racing coverage
Solution provides cost-effective production
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced that HDR Denmark, a full-service provider to the broadcast industry, has deployed Nevion equipment and software for IP-based remote-production. The solution enables HDR to provide live horse racing coverage in Denmark with a minimum crew on-site. It also makes optimum use of resources in the central studio and control room in Copenhagen.
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Camera Corps to Demonstrate Clarity Large-Sensor HD/UHD HFR Camera at NAB Las Vegas
Camera Corps to Demonstrate Clarity Large-Sensor HD/UHD HFR Camera at NAB Las Vegas
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12
​A recent addition to the Camera Corps rental fleet, Clarity is a miniature camera delivering real-time live output and high-frame-rate SDI for use with slow motion replay servers. A UHD version operating at four times real-time is also available. The camera will be demonstrated on the Vitec Group exhibit (C6025) in the Central Hall at the April 9-12 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Manios Digital & Film will be demonstrating Hawk-Woods power solutions at NAB 2018.
Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, today announces that its 26v Reel Power lithium-ion battery is the first and only power source approved for on-board use with ARRI’s new Alexa LF large format camera system. The battery is capable of powering Alexa LF even when recording natively in 4K, when power draw is at its peak. Reel Power batteries have been used as an on-board power supply with other large-format cameras, including the ARRI Alexa 65, for years and have proven a reliable solution.
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CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
Will help NEP bring new levels of creativity to coverage
CyanView today announced that it had won orders from NEP – who are among the world’s foremost outside broadcast and live events production companies - in Germany for a Cy-RCP Remote Control Panel, a Cy-GWY Gateway and Cy-CI0 Camera Interfaces. They are being used for total control of NEP Germany’s Dream Chip mini-cameras, providing the opportunity for highly creative camera positioning and angles in outside broadcasts – especially sport.
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Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps has chosen the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for SIMPLY SMPTE MAX, a powerful addition to its rental range of television production solutions.
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UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that IMAG projection for the 2018 X Factor live arena tour was produced with a PPU, built around an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Live acquisition was delivered by an HD multicam set up which included the URSA Broadcast.
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Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Broad Array of Litepanels LED Solutions Light the Way for Industry's First Combination Dance Studio/Broadcast Production Facility
Starwest Studios, an all-new broadcast production and dance facility in Burbank, California, is also an outstanding showcase studio for Litepanels® LED lighting solutions. An array of almost 50 lights from Litepanels' Gemini, Astra, and Sola, product families provide reliable, flicker-free lighting for a wide variety of television broadcast and online streaming dance productions.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Company also unveils firmware option for SK-UHD4000 4K camera system to enhance simultaneous HDR and SDR acquisition
Continuing to enable broadcasters and production companies to adopt Ultra HD (UHD) at their own preferred pace, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the CU-HD1300F-S1 HDTV camera control unit with 4K, 12G-SDI output. Transforming 1080p to Ultra HD with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the new CCU will be showcased alongside other HITACHI unveilings in booth C4309 at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show (April 9-12, Las Vegas).
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mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More
mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More
The Multi-In, Multi-Out Live Video Engine for the Mac
Version 4 of the Apple Design Award winning live video production application mimoLive - is now available. The new version improves live video producer’s lives by adding easy multi-endpoint streaming, a process to work with viewer comments on YouTube and Facebook, a multi-view to keep an eye on your video sources and much more. mimoLive 4 will be shown at the NDI® Pavilion (booth SL5516) at NAB in Las Vegas.
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Camera Corps to Demonstrate New DMR (Digital Mini Remote) Head at NAB
Camera Corps to Demonstrate New DMR (Digital Mini Remote) Head at NAB
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps announces a highly innovative addition to its range of broadcast-quality video production equipment. Available for rental, the new DMR (Dual Mini Remote) Head is a fully remote controlled camera mount with a wide range of applications. Primarily devised to carry a high motion camera for behind-the-goal football replays, the DMR is equally suitable across other genres such entertainment, corporate or religious broadcast programming where more than one movement and flowing live camera shots might be required.
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NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration
NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration
Panasonic P2 Camcorders Communicate with TVU Transceivers and TVU Grid, and Panasonic PTZ Cameras Paired with TVU Vista for Streaming and Remote Control
With a new integration of Panasonic cameras, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, and Panasonic further their technology collaboration with the introduction of two new video solutions. With these new product integrations, TVU welcomes Panasonic to the TVU ecosystem and TVU Grid featuring IP video switching, routing and distribution. The Panasonic/TVU integrations will be on display in two locations at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NAB Show from April 9-12. During the show, Panasonic will exhibit in Booth C3607, and TVU Networks will be in Booth C1707.
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Ventuz Technology to Showcase Ventuz X at NAB 2018
Ventuz Technology to Showcase Ventuz X at NAB 2018At the center of Ventuz X lies a new motion graphics and data presentation toolkit specifically designed for the graphical display of mass data. With Ventuz X, the real-time graphics software developer Ventuz Technology shows their most comprehensive approach to the presentation of data-driven graphics in broadcast and live events yet. This and the many other new features will be the main focus of the company’s booth at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas.
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SGO announces new release of award-winning Mistika VR
SGO announces new release of award-winning Mistika VR
The latest version of Mistika VR now released with an extended list of new features
SGO has released a new version of Mistika VR, the fastest stitching software on the market, which brings more than twenty new features to its users. These significantly contribute to more efficient workflow, improving performance and quality, and accelerating collaboration among multiple computers. The latest ​release ​is already available at no additional cost to all existing ​Mistika VR customers.
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Shotoku Partners with Magna Systems & Engineering in Australia and New Zealand
Shotoku Partners with Magna Systems & Engineering in Australia and New Zealand
Partnership reinforces commitment to customers in A/NZ
Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, has named Magna Systems & Engineering its new dealer in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by James Eddershaw, managing director, from Shotoku’s UK office.
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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Easterseals & Gold Pictures to Change the Way We View Disability in Hollywood
Easterseals & Gold Pictures to Change the Way We View Disability in HollywoodAs part of its ongoing mission to Change the Way We View Disability, Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) has partnered with Gold Pictures to raise awareness within the entertainment industry to be more inclusive and create opportunities in front of and behind the camera for people with disabilities.
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Tedial’s New SMARTLIVE Marries AI to MAMs for Cutting-Edge Live Sport Solution
Tedial’s New SMARTLIVE Marries AI to MAMs for Cutting-Edge Live Sport Solution
Totally unique in the industry, SMARTLIVE, an automated live sport solution will be demonstrated at NAB in Booth N 1420
Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, is launching SMARTLIVE, a cutting-edge live sport solution and major revolution in sports production at NAB 2018. The unique development marries Artificial Intelligence (AI) to an innovative metadata engine to bring the back office and archives closer to live than ever before. This tight integration supports an increased number of highlights, during or after an event, and allows a specific story to be delivered to a targeted audience via multiple platforms including Social Media, increasing the potential for significant growth in fan engagement. SMARTLIVE is being demonstrated in Booth N 1420.
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FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
Company also unveils new version of its digital color management suite of solutions
At NAB 2018, on booth C11125 (Flanders Scientific) FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable software for digital workflow from film set dailies processing to postproduction color grading and finish, will unveil FireVision, a new cloud-based application designed to help production teams easily share comments, tag videos, color data, and resolve issues from any location. The company will also release version 7 of its digital color management software suite. Used on hundreds of feature films (LA LA Land, Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Strategic Partnership with Teleos Media Enables Integrated VDN and Live Encoding
At this year’s NAB Show, leading VR/360° production studio Supersphere will be debuting 12G glass-to-glass flypacks optimized for live VR/360° streaming. These cutting edge multi-geometry (mesh/rectilinear/equirectangular) flypacks can handle 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD production and seamlessly mix and match each geometry, and includes built-in VDN (video distribution network) encoding and delivery for live streaming to any platform or custom player. Supersphere will showcase these flypacks in the Z CAM booth, C 1052, throughout the NAB Show, occurring April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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K-Stackers II by Matthews Debut at NAB 2018
K-Stackers II by Matthews Debut at NAB 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities. So, this year they are set to debut their new KStackers II lighting support at NAB 2018.
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Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018
Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018
Powerful, portable LED light panel runs silent and is dust and waterproof.
At NAB 2018, Kinotehnik, Northern European manufacturer of innovative cinematography and lighting accessories, will introduce Practilite 802, its first bi-color, power-panel LED lighting instrument. Ideal for ENG, documentaries, reality TV production and event videography, Practilite 802 employs advanced secondary optics to achieve unprecedented light output and power efficiency in a portable unit. It also features a silent cooling system and an IP54 rating for dust and waterproofing, allowing for its use in virtually any production situation.
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Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Featuring HDR and 4K for Current and Future Production Needs
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, has announced the debut of the new Ikegami HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera at 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation Award
Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation AwardRotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has been awarded the Photography News Innovation Award 2018 for its pioneering on-camera LED, the NEO 2. This is the latest in a string of wins for the light, including three Digital Camera World Awards, as well as Editors’ Choice awards from Amateur Photographer and Pro Moviemaker.
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Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Daily Presentations with New Unreal Engine 4 Content Project and a Multi-Person Virtual Escape Room Take Center Stage at Vicon’s GDC, Located in the South Hall Booth #241
Vicon, the industry leader in motion capture camera systems, returns to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to help Epic Games unveil a new Unreal Engine 4 project, and to debutthe next stage in its expanding entertainment software platform, Shōgun 1.2.Instead of simply telling people what Shōguncan do, Vicon wants GDC attendees to experience it. Participants will enter Vicon’s booth and be transported into a VR multiplayer escape room, where they will have to use their wits to solve puzzles and beat the clock!
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CARTONI to Showcase New Camera Support Products at NAB
CARTONI to Showcase New Camera Support Products at NABCARTONI, Italian leader in professional camera support, will introduce several innovative additions to its product line at NAB 2018 . The new fluid heads, tripods, pedestals and remote devices address critical needs of broadcasters, rental houses and independent camera operators.
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Light Iron Expands to Atlanta
Light Iron Expands to Atlanta
Fourth facility added since Panavision acquisition three years ago.
Light Iron – a leading post production creative services provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has opened a new facility in Atlanta to locally support the robust Georgia production community. The expansion is the fourth since Panavision acquired Light Iron in 2015, bringing Light Iron’s U.S. locations to six total, including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Albuquerque and Chicago.
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Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4K
Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Toronto-based production house CreamVR used four Micro Studio Camera 4Ks to shoot the virtual reality (VR) series “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan,” now available on Hulu VR. Co-produced with Hulu and Microsoft, “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan” takes viewers along on an immersive scientific exploration of our universe with the host. Viewers join Monaghan as he travels into outer space and other unreachable places to deconstruct mind-bending scientific and philosophical questions, such as the concept of the Earth as one living superorganism.
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DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018
DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018
DTC Broadcast will feature the AEON-TX transmitter for wireless 4K/UHD at NAB 2018.
Until now, the volume of raw data transmission required for 4K/UHD production has made wireless cameras largely impractical for live sport, event, and news applications. However, cameras equipped with DTC’s AEON-TX can now transmit 4K UHD video formats up to and including 2160p60 by taking advantage of the extremely efficient encoding technology built into the AEON-TX.
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MultiDyne Unleashes Versatile New BullDog II Field Fiber System for 2018 NAB Show
Highly configurable, modular and adaptable platform offers a common solution for MultiDyne’s family of Field Fiber products
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has developed a common fiber-optic platform for three key product lines, empowering customers with a versatile and modular solution to support virtually any field-based transport need. At the 2018 NAB Show, taking place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, MultiDyne (Booth C6818) will unveil its second-generation BullDog II platform, giving customers the industry’s most scalable platform to support any number of signals in one box.
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Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Director represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, creates film for the high -performance car that is poetry in motion.
Ferrari launched its latest limited-edition road car, the 488 Pista, at the Geneva Auto Show this month with a film that gives viewers a taste of what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a car that can do zero to 60 in 2.85 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The car features the most powerful V8 fitted to a street legal Ferrari ever. Directed by Lino Russell, the film shows the 488 Pista rocketing around a racetrack and open roads in an astonishing display of speed, power and performance.
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City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Selects Matrox Monarch HDX to Webcast Council Meetings
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Selects Matrox Monarch HDX to Webcast Council Meetings
Seaside city uses Monarch HDX H.264 encoder to deliver great-quality live webcasts to its highly engaged, involved citizens
Inhabited by many celebrities, including actor Clint Eastwood who served as the mayor of this quaint and charming seaside community in California, the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea with just 4,500 residents, and one square mile of land, is a well-kept secret. Wanting to maintain the old-world charm, and against any kind of radical development, the city, at times, had strange policies—no street signs, minimal night-time lighting, no high-heels on the beach regulation, pro-nature guidelines, and even had ice cream cones banned for a while. Paradoxically, when it came to dissemination of information from the city, the residents wanted only the latest and the best technology used. Many engaged residents attend the city council meetings regularly to ensure they continue to have an impact on the outcome. For the last seven years, council meetings have also been live streamed for residents’ convenience.
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Laird 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Cables Now Available on Reels
Laird 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Cables Now Available on ReelsLaird Digital Cinema, a leader in the design and manufacture of advanced digital video products, is now shipping their popular 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Camera Cables pre-loaded on reels, available in 6 models and a variety of lengths.
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MSE to Debut DuttiDOCK at NAB 2018
MSE to Debut DuttiDOCK at NAB 2018
Rest Your Handheld Safely Between Shots with DuttiDOCK
Matthews Studio Equipment, a leading manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, is set to debut their new DuttiDOCK, the perfect support for operators on the go, at NAB 2018. The company is creating equipment that lasts, support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 Support Across Broadcast Camera Line at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 Support Across Broadcast Camera Line at 2018 NAB Show
Standards-based IP video transport slated for all current HITACHI digital triax and hybrid fiber HDTV cameras through upcoming new CCUs
Helping broadcasters and content producers navigate the industry’s disruptive transition from baseband video infrastructures to IP-based workflows, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its implementation of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards across its extensive range of broadcast camera systems at the 2018 NAB Show. The company will exhibit in booth C4309 at the event, which will take place April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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Vinten Introduces External Lens Drive for Vantage Robotic Camera Head
New Device Delivers Full Servo Functionality to Any Manual Camera Lens
Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, today introduced the Vantage external lens drive, a new option for the company's award-winning Vantage robotic camera head. Vinten's newest device significantly increases the number of lenses that can be used on Vinten Vantage-mounted cameras, and delivers full servo functionality, including virtual reality (VR) tracking, to manual lenses.
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Nevion extends VideoIPath to handle SDN for data services
Nevion extends VideoIPath to handle SDN for data services
New functionality can be used for both data-only and converged media networks
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, today announced that it has extended its support for data services in VideoIPath, its award-winning orchestration and SDN control software. VideoIPath is already used extensively by broadcasters and service providers to manage real-time video and audio flows in their facilities, and for contribution, remote production and primary distribution.
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Kino Lorber to Release New 4K Restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE Nationwide Following its SXSW Premiere on March 10, 2018
Kino Lorber to Release New 4K Restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE Nationwide Following its SXSW Premiere on March 10, 2018Kino Lorber Repertory is proud to announce the acquisition of all North American rights to the new 4K IndieCollect restoration of The Atomic Cafe, supervised by filmmakers Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty. Set to premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, the newly-restored The Atomic Cafe will open in theaters nationwide during the summer––and receive a home media release during fall 2018.
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Pomfort Announces LiveGrade Pro Version 4 Coming Soon
Pomfort Announces LiveGrade Pro Version 4 Coming Soon
Public Beta Available Now
Pomfort announces LiveGrade Pro v4, that introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users will be able to capture and log live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras. All camera metadata, combined with the look information, can be organized in the new Shot Library, and exported as Shot Reports. This way, DITs, DPs and 2nd Units can keep track of all shot-related information throughout the shooting day.
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Shotoku USA to Demo SmartPedVR for the First Time at NAB 2018
Shotoku USA to Demo SmartPedVR for the First Time at NAB 2018
Shotoku expands VR/AR capabilities to popular pedestal
Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, will offer NAB attendees a first look at SmartPedVR, the VR/AR-enabled version of its SmartPed that blends Shotoku’s well-proven and highly-accurate built-in VR tracking capabilities with its widely-popular robotic pedestal allowing it to be used in VR/AR environments.
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Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
NYC-based pro video and audio solutions provider sets out to entertain and educate at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Show; Visit Adorama to see a real live production workflow in action
Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be bringing a real live production workflow to the 2018 NAB Show floor, giving attendees a chance to not only see the latest and greatest equipment the industry has to offer, but to see it in action. Teaming up with acclaimed Framework Productions, Adorama will be transforming their Central Hall exhibit (C4345) into the "Adorama LIVE from NAB" talk show TV set, where comedic talent will be entertaining as well as educating booth visitors through lively and engaging discussions with some of the industry's top talent.
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Syncro Services Steps Up Productivity with Telestream Vantage
Syncro Services Steps Up Productivity with Telestream Vantage
Syncro calls Vantage the backbone of its digital content services company and credits workflow automation as key operational benefit
From their midtown Manhattan office in New York City, Syncro Services Digital Media processes and manages between 1,000 to 5,000 HD media files per week, most of which are 15-, 30- or 60-second commercials slated for air on network TV, local affiliates, cable networks and OTT services. The company recently invested in a Vantage Media Processing Platform from Telestream to automate their workflow.
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Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North America
Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North AmericaTimecode Systems Limited, a U.K. manufacturer of timecode synchronisation products, has extended its relationship with North American broadcast industry service provider Trew Audio as it continues to drive forward the expansion of its solutions across the United States and Canada.
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Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K CamcordersThe Church at BattleCreek, the broadcast campus for a vibrant and dynamic ministry that comprises five additional Tulsa-area locations, as well as a satellite church in DuPage, IL, has invested in Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support live video production of its Sunday services. According to Technical Arts Director Josh Stephens, the installation of the VariCam LTs several months ago has allowed the Church at BattleCreek not only to upgrade to HD (and ultimately 4K)
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Media Links EMEA Opens New Demo & Training Center
Media Links EMEA Opens New Demo & Training CenterMedia Links, market leader in technology solutions to transport broadcast media content over IP, announces the opening of its new test lab at its expanded EMEA base in Stansted, conveniently located about half an hour from London. In addition to being Media Links’ Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) headquarters, the facility expands the company’s demo and training center for customers and partners. The new suite improves the capacity to welcome visitors from around the globe. Visitors to the center can see Media Links’ solutions in action around a number of applications including: media transport platforms supporting uncompressed and compressed video over IP networks for sports and other events.
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Renewed Vision’s ProPresenter with NDI and PVP3 Power Three-City Passion Powerhouse
Renewed Vision’s ProPresenter with NDI and PVP3 Power Three-City Passion PowerhousePassion Conferences collegiate ministry held its annual gathering the first week of 2018, bringing together more than 32,000 students from 700 universities and 35 countries to three arenas. The conference, which has been active for over 20 years, consistently sets new standards for high-quality productions and this year was no exception. As in previous years, Renewed Vision’s software solutions played a major role, with ProPresenter6 and its new PVP3 media server – both now equipped for NDI support – responsible for driving graphics, lyrics and video content across large displays.
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RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing Contest
RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing ContestConsidered one of the premiere surfing competitions, Volcom Pipe Pro is the inaugural event for the World Surfing League (WSL), bringing together the world’s top pipeline surfers. Live footage from the event was captured on RED Digital Cinema’s WEAPON with MONSTRO 8K VV sensor equipped with FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm and 19-90mm Cabrio zoom lenses for Red Bull TV, in addition to Hawaii and Australia cable channels. The event also served as a real-world demo day with shooters from Red Bull, the WSL, and Uncle Toads Media Group trying out the new camera sensor and lens combination.
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Sachtler and Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
Sachtler and Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
Making Its NAB Show Debut: All-New flowtech™ Camera Tripod Technology
At the 2018 NAB Show, Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, will showcase the flowtech™ 75 tripod — based on all-new camera tripod technology with unique quick-release brakes and easy-adjust levers that enable camera operators to set up and begin using the tripod in an instant.
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Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1
Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1Available for only a few months, we’re already seeing visually impressive work shot with the Panasonic AU-EVA1. The EVA1 is a compact cinema camera that contains a 5.7K Super 35 sensor that delivers 14-stops of dynamic range and Dual Native ISOs of 800 and 2,500.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Grade National Broadcast Spots for Kmart
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Grade National Broadcast Spots for KmartBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Lauren Malis of Chicago-based The Colonie to grade and finish several national broadcast spots for retail giant Kmart. The creative editorial and post production house was tapped to deliver the seasonal spots throughout 2017, and while each spot is different in content, they all have a similar feel essential to the Kmart brand.
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Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
At the 2018 NAB Show, Vinten will showcase its complete family of broadcast camera support systems. With more than a century of design expertise, Vinten's award-winning camera solutions are trusted around the globe for infinite balance control and best-in-class motion quality. Vinten's intuitive manual and robotic solutions are supported by precision engineering and ergonomic design, allowing camera operators to focus on what they do best: creating engaging, cutting-edge imagery.
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FOR-A to Focus on 12G and IP Supported Technologies, Introduce Several New Video Production Solutions
FOR-A to Focus on 12G and IP Supported Technologies, Introduce Several New Video Production Solutions
At NAB 2018, FOR-A's booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments.
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will demonstrate its end-to-end line of video production tools and unveil several solutions, including video switcher, frame rate converter, routing switcher and IP control software technologies. FOR-A’s booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments. The company will also showcase its commitment to developing technologies that support UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), as well as various codecs. FOR-A will exhibit in booth C5117 during the show, which takes place April 9-12.
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Barnfind Expands BarnOne Platform to Include Analog Audio Signal Transport with BTF1-10AA
Barnfind Expands BarnOne Platform to Include Analog Audio Signal Transport with BTF1-10AA
Frame, ideal for the sports market, to debut at NAB 2018 in Booth SL 9630
Norweigan manufacturer Barnfind Technologies has responded to the industry demand for a frame that transports analog audio signals with the launch of its BarnOne BTF1-10AA. Wiggo Evensen, CEO, made the announcement about the latest addition to the Company’s multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform from headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway today, and noted that the new unit will be demonstrated at NAB 2018 in Barnfind’s booth # SL 9630.
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John Bailey, Milo Ventimiglia, Cloris Leachman to Present at the 2018 ICG Publicists Awards
John Bailey, Milo Ventimiglia, Cloris Leachman to Present at the 2018 ICG Publicists Awards
Betty White, Andy Serkis, and Dan Fogelman to be honored by the Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) presents their 55th Annual Publicists Awards Luncheon announcing winners honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs. More than 900 industry leaders are expected to attend this year’s luncheon, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®.
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Panavision Panel at SXSW to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format
Panavision Panel at SXSW to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format
From Camera to Post, Experts Will Guide Audience Through Affordable 8K Workflow
Panavision, a global leader in optics and camera systems, will explore the beauty of 8K large format in an eye-opening presentation at SXSW on March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vimeo Theater. Attendees to the interactive discussion will learn about the symbiotic relationship between full-frame imaging devices and large-format optics, and how these tools can help improve production value while remaining cost effective. The session will also present clips that demonstrate the benefits of 8K capture and how ultra-high resolution equates to more creative control.
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multiCAM Systems Adds Two-Way Interaction to Streaming Media for Visual Radio and TV Production Events
multiCAM Systems Adds Two-Way Interaction to Streaming Media for Visual Radio and TV Production Events
ARES Interactive Media platform allows viewers to ask questions, play contests, and be interviewed by streaming media producers in real-time
multiCAM Systems, a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, has added two-way interactivity to its integrated video production systems, including MULTICAM RADIO and MULTICAM STUDIO. multiCAM Systems will demonstrate these features in both systems at the 2018 NAB Show (April 9-12), where the company will exhibit at booth N6614 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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JVC PTZ Cameras Help Access St. Tammany Reduce Costs, Improve Meeting Coverage
JVC PTZ Cameras Help Access St. Tammany Reduce Costs, Improve Meeting CoverageJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Access St. Tammany, the government access channel serving Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish, has added three JVC KY‑PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras and an RM‑LP100 remote camera controller to its council chambers. Installed last fall, the system has reduced personnel costs and improved meeting coverage.
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Roland Professional A/V Now Shipping the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio Mixer
Roland Professional A/V Now Shipping the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio MixerRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the XS-62S, an integrated six-channel video switcher and audio mixer with PTZ camera control capabilities in a space-saving design, optimized for installed or portable live event, recording, broadcast and streaming productions. The XS-62S delivers a powerful feature set in a compact 1RU form factor and can be operated by a single user from easy-to-use front panel controls, or remotely from a Mac or PC or programmable interface.
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First-time Exhibitor CyanView Showcases Innovative Mini-camera System at NAB 2018
First-time Exhibitor CyanView Showcases Innovative Mini-camera System at NAB 2018
Easily integrates and controls speciality cameras to enhance production workflow.
At NAB 2018, first time exhibitor CyanView (Booth C.8530) will be showcasing its Cy-Stem universal mini-camera control system. Cy-Stem is highly cost-effective, and provides unique versatility and flexibility, enabling the highest degree of creativity, accuracy and quality in a wide range of applications where advanced camera control is required.
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CANON introduces new EOS M50, EOS Rebel T7 and Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
CANON introduces new EOS M50, EOS Rebel T7 and Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
New Additions to the Canon EOS Family include EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7
Upgrading from a smartphone camera to an entry-level interchangeable lens camera (ILC) can be considered to some people a daunting task. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, supports those looking to advance their skills by continuously developing and evolving its gear. Today, the company announced their latest additions to its all-encompassing lineup of digital cameras: the EOS M50 Interchangeable Lens Camera, the first Canon EOS M-series camera with 4K video recording which is four-times the size of full HD 1080, and the EOS Rebel T7, the latest addition to the wildly popular EOS Rebel line of entry-level DSLR Cameras, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images to capture life’s key moments.
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New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
Filming crew had to shoot while moving between seven rooms and around approximately 40 musicians, actors and dancers.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Clint Byrne shot the music video for Postmodern Jukebox’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” rendition using a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro digital film camera and Video Assist 4K monitor and recorder. Byrne captured the entire music video in one shot, following the musicians around a crowded house as a party unfolds around them.
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P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art Battle
P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art BattleBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan's P.A.I.N.T used Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, MultiView 4, UltraStudio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and Video Assist for an event called 'LIMITS Digital Art Battle.' LIMITS Digital Art Battle is a new form of entertainment in art where artists draw paintings on a PC in only 20 minutes. The paintings are based on a theme disclosed just before the battle, and judges and audience cast their ballots to decide a winner. It is a one-on-one fight to compete in speed, imagination and creativity.
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Cinegy says yes to flexible IP, cloud, on-premise playout, and master control at NAB 2018
Cinegy says yes to flexible IP, cloud, on-premise playout, and master control at NAB 2018Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that it will launch its Channel-in-the-Cloud™ solution bundle, consisting of its Cinegy Air PRO playout and automation solution and Multiviewer system on Booth SL12116 from 9-12 April in Las Vegas.
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Panasonic AU-EVA1 V 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Offers RAW Output, ALL-Intra Recording Modes
Panasonic AU-EVA1 V 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Offers RAW Output, ALL-Intra Recording ModesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats, and more.
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ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks Family
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks FamilyBlackmagic Design announced today that 45th & Dean has installed numerous Blackmagic Design products, including several URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras with URSA Studio Viewfinders, Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, in its Brooklyn-based production facility.
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Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the V-60HD, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. Its sophisticated feature set is perfectly suited for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent AUX bus for confidence, downstage monitor or side screens. The V-60HD also offers advanced audio functionality including multi-channel embedded audio, XLR/TRS and RCA analog inputs, and multichannel embedded audio to two SDI outputs, plus comprehensive dynamics and auto-mixing.
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New PAGlink Power Products keep Accessories Powered, Provide Lightweight Linked Charging
New PAGlink Power Products keep Accessories Powered, Provide Lightweight Linked Charging
PAG to highlight lightweight and compact devices on Booth C7917 at NAB 2018
PAG, will bring a complement of new lightweight and compact accessories for its PAGlink battery systems to NAB 2018. The Company will highlight devices on Booth #C7917 that power multiple accessories, enable linked charging from an ultra-mini form-factor, and allow users to easily access battery data.
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MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLR
MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLRBurbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications VR Series – Discovery TRVLR with their new specialty support the VRig. The VRig’s small footprint and extreme stability as well as multiple accessories provided the production company Here Be Dragons with safer, faster and more creative options than ever before.
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Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing
Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing“There were no winners today. Randall Miller’s sentencing in the case involving the tragic death of IATSE Local 600 camera assistant Sarah Jones is nothing to be happy about. But the quick conclusion to the case does provide some small sense of closure following last year’s tragedy, and helps continue the healing process for Jones’ family, friends, and fellow crew members. We cannot comment on the specifics of the legal proceedings, but we hope this sentencing sends a message to everyone in the industry that the safety measures already in place must be followed at all times. No movie or TV show is worth a life, which is why Safety on Set is our highest priority as a union.
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Go Creative Show: The Cinematography of A Quiet PlaceGo Creative Show: The Cinematography of A Quiet Place
Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the Danish cinematographer behind the lens of the horrifying and beautifully shot film A Quiet Place. Charlotte joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss the camera, lighting, and lensing choices for A Quiet Place, its unique sound design and how show created its horrifying yet warm look.
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Mercedes-Benz and Friends Make 360-Degree Stadium Halo BoardMercedes-Benz and Friends Make 360-Degree Stadium Halo Board
A visit to the Atlanta Falcon games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this past football season provided an unexpected treat: the world’s largest 360-degree cylindrical LED video screen at a sports venue. At 58-feet tall, the screen, dubbed the “Halo Board” because it surrounds the inner stadium, can display 20K resolution and gives a new meaning to the term “immersive video.” The campaign was made possible through a partnership between creative companies The-Artery, The Astronauts Guild, and VR Playhouse, along with the latest technologies from RED Digital Cinema and Radiant Images.
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RED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing RevolutionRED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing Revolution
Science is one thing, the real world is another, and yet beautiful things can happen when the two interact with each other. Our conversation begins with RED Digital Cinema's Graeme Nattress explaining the ways that RED's customers are shaping the company's new approaches to color science, as reflected in RED's new image processing pipeline, IPP2. From there, filmmakers Chris McKechnie and David Battistella get specific about how RED IPP2 has revolutionized their RED workflows, both in the field and in post. No hype here. Just the facts, plus some very pretty pictures, and, okay, more than a little bit of excitement in the lab, in the field, and in the edit suite.
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DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?
VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your digital cinema camera, but if you're looking for a fast, fun, integrated 4K camera drone packed with features, the Mavic Pro might be for you. This review is delivered Surfaced Studio-style, with wit, high energy, and details you won't find anywhere else.
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The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!
Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Panasonic Cinema Product Manager, Mitch Gross has provided some answers to early questions about the EVA1’s target audience, shooting applications, Dual Native ISO, the 5.7K sensor, and more.
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Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on "The Game Changers"
Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge,...
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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 3)
Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for...
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Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture'
Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge,...
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