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OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack delivers the best active tracking solution ever built, with the lowest deployment cost for theme park scaled VR experiences
OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3.
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Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post has completed picture post on TABOO, a major new BBC drama series starring Tom Hardy, using DaVinci Resolve Studio together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. P Baker and Scott Free Productions and distributed by Sonar Entertainment, TABOO is a tale of intrigue and revenge, where a haunted man, James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), newly returned to 1814 London after ten years in Africa, discovers that his father has left him a mysterious legacy.
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Mobile Viewpoint enables transfer deadline day success at Sky Sports News
Mobile Viewpoint enables transfer deadline day success at Sky Sports NewsMobile Viewpoint, the leading IP contribution solutions company, has played a pivotal role in global sports broadcaster Sky Sports News’ coverage of the January 2017 Football Transfer Deadline Day. Mobile Viewpoint enabled Sky Sports News to deliver cutting-edge reporting and analysis first by having reporters on the ground, ready to break stories as soon as they happened.
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Shotoku Broadcast Systems to Launch Series of VR / AR Tracked Camera Cranes at NAB
Shotoku Broadcast Systems to Launch Series of VR / AR Tracked Camera Cranes at NAB
Cranes round-out Company’s extensive VR/AR line-up and joins the Free-d2 tracking system and SmartPed robotic pedestal on the show floor
Shotoku Broadcast Systems, the well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, has revealed plans to launch a series of manual virtual / augmented reality (VR / AR) tracked camera cranes at NAB 2017. The series, Graphica, is the result of a partnership with CamMate, a well-established crane manufacturer known for their quality of engineering. The Company is also highlighting its popular SmartPed a fully robotic XY pedestal, and Free-d2 next-gen tracking system.
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WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat
WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat
Breakfast Roundtable sessions will review new options for post-production outsourcing and dailies processing.
WCPMedia Services Managing Director, Americas Kenneth Yas will describe how emerging cloud-based media management technologies are creating new workflows and new opportunities for production companies, post-production facilities and other in two Breakfast Roundtable discussions at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat in Indian Wells, California.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ Cameras
Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Oregon City Christian Church is using two KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras to produce weekly live streaming coverage of one of its Sunday morning services. Before the new cameras, OCC had been using only a single camera in the back of the church to stream its services.
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Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic Design
Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2017 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its Pocket Cinema Camera digital film camera, as well as its DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading and finishing solution, were used on some of this year’s Oscar nominated films, including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight.”
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Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras
Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamerasBand Pro Film & Digital, who for over 30 years has provided new products and solutions for the professional production market from offices in Burbank, New York City, Munich and Tel Aviv, has invested in VariCam LT 4K cinema cameras and the BT-4LH310 4K production monitor.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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Women In Film, Sundance Institute and 50 Hollywood Leaders Launch ReFrame to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
Groundbreaking, Peer-to-Peer Approach Addresses Systemic Impediments to Inclusivity
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
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Matrox® Integrates Closed Captioning Functionality into Monarch HDX Encoder
Matrox® Integrates Closed Captioning Functionality into Monarch HDX Encoder
Monarch HDX streaming and recording appliances allow broadcasters to deliver captioned video streams for their live online programming
Adding to the Matrox® Monarch HDX’s already robust feature set, Matrox today announced the integration of closed captioning (CC) capture and streaming support into the Monarch HDX™ streaming and recording appliance, offering broadcasters greater options to transmit accessible video—from broadcast to digital signals—to all online viewers.
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Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam Systems will be exhibiting at BVE Expo 2017 on Camera Corps’ stand #P14 at London ExCel, 28thFebruary- 2nd March 2017
Polecam Systems and Camera Corps (part of the Vitec group) will continue to develop their long standing symbiotic professional relationship by co-exhibiting with each other at this year’s eagerly awaited BVE Expo at London ExCel.
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Sigma to Unveil Four Brand New Global Vision Lenses at CP+
Sigma to Unveil Four Brand New Global Vision Lenses at CP+Sigma Corporation today announced its brand new Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses to be introduced at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan.
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Barnfind Announces Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades for NAB
Barnfind Announces Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades for NAB
Barnfind Continues Role as Champion of Fiber Transport with Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades to Core Solution Series to be Introduced at NAB 2017
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, continues its role as Champion of Fiber Transport with the announcement that they plan to bring numerous new and enhanced products to NAB 2017 in North Hall, Booth N5111. Additions and upgrades include significant features to enhance the Company’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families with control and configuration upgrades and additional functionality.
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Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Compact and Lightweight MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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NEW CANON EOS REBEL T7i AND EOS 77D CAMERAS POSSESS STUNNING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
NEW CANON EOS REBEL T7i AND EOS 77D CAMERAS POSSESS STUNNING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
New DSLR Additions are Joined by New Compact EF-S Lens and Canon’s First-Ever Remote Utilizing Bluetooth®Technology3
Developed and designed to meet the varying needs of entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new additions to the celebrated EOS system – the EOS Rebel T7i DSLR camera, which adds to the popular Rebel series of entry-level DSLR cameras, and the EOS 77D DLSR camera, which represents a new category of cameras for advanced amateur photographers. Canon also introduced today the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, as well as added functionality for the Canon Connect Station CS100.
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Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
New model incorporates latest HITACHI CMOS imaging technology to deliver superior performance in challenging LED lighting environments
Continuing its tradition of providing outstanding video acquisition quality across a diverse array of production environments, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera.
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Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderPatrick Horton, owner/operator of Norman, OK-based Horton Productions, has employed Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld for the past year, using it to shoot projects ranging from educational and travel videos to documentary and broadcast projects.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New Features
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New FeaturesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and LT cinema cameras and VariCam HS high-speed 1080P camera that includes additional ProRes codecs and HD-SDI Monitor output improvements. The firmware upgrade (Ver. 7.0) for the VariCam 35 and HS and Ver. 5.0 upgrade for VariCam LT can be downloaded now at this URL - http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/index.html.
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Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Second factory site will be used for assembly of hand-crafted lenses
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has confirmed that it is planning to open a second factory less than two miles from its current Leicester premises in order to keep up with growing demand for its award-winning lenses, as well as to facilitate the development and manufacture of new ranges. The new facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, is expected to increase output by 25%.
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JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard Interface
JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard InterfaceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced it is offering an all-inclusive system combining the popular GY-HM200SP sports production camcorder and Sportzcast Scorebot4100 scoreboard interface unit. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the new GYHM200SCOREBOT sports production system provides a complete streaming and recording solution that includes a real-time graphics overlay with automatic scorekeeping.
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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017
Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service.
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Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Shot with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Content studio Malka Media (Hoboken, NJ) is currently shooting an episodic digital series about Jersey City’s St. Anthony High School and its legendary basketball coach, Bob Hurley with VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. SHOWTIME will debut "Legacy: Bob Hurley" in six weekly installments exclusively on SHO.com and the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel (@shosports) beginning Monday, Feb. 20.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Cameras
Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K CamerasHollywood Rivera Studios (Torrance, CA), specializing in eSports productions, live in-studio shows, mobile production truck rentals and more, has purchased sixPanasonic AK-UC3000 4K studio/EFP cameras. According to company owner Rolando Nichols, "The UC3000 camera systems deliver the convenience of a live multi-camera system with the cinematic look our clients are looking for, while at the same time they prepare us for 4K production."
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Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera, True 4K Camera, 8K Camera and Monitor, 4K Monitors, HC-HD300, HDR Options, and More Will Be Shown
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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TSL Products Showcases Solutions for Hybrid SDI/IP Workflows at NAB 2017
TSL Products Showcases Solutions for Hybrid SDI/IP Workflows at NAB 2017
Latest range of workflow tools helps broadcasters smoothly transition to IP
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will showcase its latest range of audio monitoring products, broadcast control systems, and power management tools at NAB 2017 on booth N5615. In particular, TSL will be highlighting the following products:
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Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 Camcorder
Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 CamcorderIn the motion picture industry, previsualization helps filmmakers provide proof of concept by shooting quick, unpolished versions of complex scenes. Director and action DP Lawrence Ribeiro has directed and shot more than 100 sequences for various films and commercials. When directing his own short film, The Chase, Ribeiro wanted a slick finished product, so he shot with the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder from JVC Professional Video.
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ATEME Powers the First UHD VR Experience for Super Bowl LI
ATEME Powers the First UHD VR Experience for Super Bowl LI
UHD Near-live End-to-End VR Solution
ATEME announced today that its advanced video compression technology will be used for the VR near-live coverage in Ultra High Definition (UHD) of the upcoming Sunday's ultimate football showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, in partnership with Fox Sports and LiveLike. Altogether, they're teaming up to offer a virtual and interactive lounge during the game that presents highlights from the game in near real-time via the Fox Sports VR app for iOS and Android devices. Thus, each viewer equipped with a VR handset can experience the game in the same way as if they were sitting in a VIP lounge in the stadium.
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Axon Celebrates 30th Anniversary With IP Products At CABSAT
Axon Celebrates 30th Anniversary With IP Products At CABSAT
New additions to Axon's portfolio are helping to ease broadcasters’ transition to IP & streamline production.
Broadcast infrastructure specialist Axon Digital Design, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will be bringing to CABSAT a range of IP products and production tools that are designed to help broadcasters deal with the challenges of the move to IP. (Hall 1 Stand D1-20.)
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Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid tools and workflows help enable FOX Sports’ production teams to collaborate remotely, maximize their media assets and engage viewers with compelling content across multiple platforms, including immersive VR experiences
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media will play a key role during FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LI, taking place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Avid solutions will enable FOX Sports to facilitate collaboration between production teams located over a thousand miles apart, give all editors immediate access to the footage they need, and create an immersive virtual reality experience for viewers as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYON
Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYONBlackmagic Design today announced that London-based effects studio Lexhag deployed Fusion Studio on ITV’s THE HALCYON, using the comprehensive VFX suite from Blackmagic Design to help plan and produce subtle, believable visual effects for the wartime drama series. VFX supervisor on THE HALCYON was Lexhag co founder, Alexis Haggar, who decided to make use of Fusion Studio and planning component Generation throughout the pipeline, from pre- production to the final render, including live compositing work for on set look development.
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Singer/Songwriter Georgia Train Joins Top Producers at Pro7ect 2017
Singer/Songwriter Georgia Train Joins Top Producers at Pro7ect 2017
This exciting creative retreat now has a stellar line up of talent to help new songwriters develop their skills and further their careers.
Pro7ect is delighted to announce that Georgia Train will bring her exceptional songwriting and vocal skills to this year’s retreat at the Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton. With Fusion Studio running on a MacBook Pro, Haggar connected an SDI feed from the camera via a Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini and captured live foreground blue screen frames straight into the laptop over a high-speed Thunderbolt connection.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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GoPro® Karma™ quadcopter drone returns
GoPro® Karma™ quadcopter drone returns
Hollywood in a Backpack: The Ultimate Aerial, Hand-Held, Wearable Stabilization Solution for the GoPro Community, On Sale Now in Limited Quantities at GoPro.com and Select U.S. Retailers
/PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. today announced the company's drone and versatile stabilization solution, Karma, is now on sale at GoPro.com and select U.S. retailers. Initial shipments will be limited but production is expected to ramp quickly. Karma will be available in international markets in the Spring.
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Yuneec International Improves Commercial sUAS Offering with Upgraded H920 Plus and ProAction Grip
Yuneec International Improves Commercial sUAS Offering with Upgraded H920 Plus and ProAction Grip
The Enhanced Six-Rotor H920 Plus sUAS Now Includes Mission Task Modes and Waypoints, Refined ST16 Pro Ground Station with Aerial Maps, Quick-Disconnect Propellers and Support for Multiple Camera Platforms
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional sUAS platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus and improved ProAction handheld grip. The new features and functions integrated into the H920 Plus commercial platform allow field service providers and cinematographers to capture aerial and ground content safely and precisely for a variety of industrial applications such as inspection, emergency response, production sets and beyond.
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Judd Overton shoots No Activity with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K
Judd Overton shoots No Activity with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that DP Judd Overton is using a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot the hit Australian television show "No Activity" created by production company Jungle for the Stan network. Overton has served as the show's DP for both seasons and previously used the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for select rig shots on season one.
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TASCAM Captures Voices of the Dead
TASCAM Captures Voices of the DeadTASCAM DR-series field recorders are used in a wide range of applications, ranging from broadcast and film to sound design, education, and much more. But even the TASCAM team didn't anticipate that the DR-701D, DR-100mkIII, and other DR-series recorders would prove particularly well suited to investigating paranormal phenomena-more colloquially, "ghost hunting." Such is indeed the case, according to Gavin Kelly, the host and lead investigator for Amazon Prime's television series Paranormal Journey: Into the Unknown. For their broadcasts, Kelly and partner/cohost Paula Purcell-also known as the Phantasmic Ghost Hunters, or PGH-video their explorations into paranormal phenomena and show the raw, uncut footage-no editing, no tricks.
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Live Virtual Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygène
Live Virtual Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygène
The Paris concert was streamed live using Elemental Live's 4K video encoder fed from the Nokia OZO camera’s eight lenses
Virtual reality is bringing music fans from around the globe to today’s most exciting concerts. September offered a live VR video concert by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Berlin. Last month, legendary electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a rare performance, which was made available to worldwide fans via live VR video from Paris.
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Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Aberrations give more options to cinematographers
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has announced that it now offers uncoated front elements for its S4/i series. The uncoated front elements offer more choices to cinematographers, with lower contrast, milkier shadows, flares, streaks and other aberrations that give a ‘vintage’ look.
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Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Commercial for popular Japanese fashion company nano・universe was created in-house with an URSA Mini 4K camera and graded with DaVinci Resolve.
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K was used to shoot popular Japanese fashion company and retailer nano・universe’s “Anti Soaked” TV commercial. Color correction for the commercial was also done with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.
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SIXTY Delivers Two New Virtual Studios to Norway’s TV 2
SIXTY Delivers Two New Virtual Studios to Norway’s TV 2TV experience company Sixty has delivered two new virtual studios to the Norwegian broadcasting company TV 2. The physical set is supplemented by real-time graphics and animations, enriching the presentation and increasing and adding to viewer engagement. The two new studios enable TV 2 to enhance almost any content, providing valuable flexibility.
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Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLIT
Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLITCreative content company​ Alkemy X​ provided visual effects for Universal Pictures’ No. 1 new film SPLIT, from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, it was announced today. From on-set VFX supervision to post-production, the job yielded a total of 74 shots in the final film, including those for the film’s climactic scenes. SPLIT is now in theaters.
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Hasselblad announces change of management structure
Hasselblad announces change of management structure
Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, today announced that Perry Oosting, CEO, will step down from his role by the end of this month.
Having guided Hasselblad to stability, strong sales as well as the partnership with aerial camera company DJI, CEO Perry Oosting has accomplished what he was asked to achieve and has decided to step down from his operational responsibilities and return to a role as advisor to the board.
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Broadcast RF gets Lost in London
Broadcast RF gets Lost in LondonBroadcast RF today announced that it supplied the full turnkey wireless solution for the 100 minute comedy, Lost in London, written, directed and starred in by Woody Harrelson, that is the first ever Hollywood movie to be broadcast live to more than 500 cinemas in the USA and one cinema in London.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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ARRI at 100: proud of the past and confident in the future
ARRI at 100: proud of the past and confident in the future
ARRI celebrates 100 years in 2017 From Munich to the World
As its centenary year gets underway, ARRI looks back at its rich history, assesses the values and principles that have helped it reach this milestone anniversary, and sets its sights firmly on the future.2017 marks 100 years since August Arnold and Robert Richter rented a small former shoemaker’s store in Munich and set up shop as a film technology firm. The two young friends started with just one product: a copying machine they built on a lathe Richter had received as a Christmas present from his parents. Taking the first two letters of their surnames, they christened their new enterprise ARRI.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Attendees invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will have on hand the full line-up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including the new groundbreaking 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses, as well as the brand new Cinema lens line at the WPPI 2017 Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017 (booth 129). Taking product demonstrations to a whole new level, attendees are invited to the Sigma Studio to test-drive, on their own cameras, any Sigma Global Vision lenses on hand, including the brand new 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses. Sigma Global Vision lenses will also be available for an overnight “off the show floor” test-drive.
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Vagabond Promotes Pablo Tourrenc to Senior Producer
Vagabond Promotes Pablo Tourrenc to Senior Producer
Company Sets Sights on Continued Expansion in 2017
Vagabond has started 2017 off with an expansive spirit, promoting Pablo Tourrenc to Senior Producer. Based in Bogota, Colombia, Tourrenc will now oversee bidding and productions for some of the projects shooting in Latin America.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIER
DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIERFrontier is a Canadian historical drama that chronicles the North American fur trade in the late 1700s. The six-part series, which stars Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle and Jessica Matten, is the Discovery Channel’s first original scripted production and was acquired by Netflix for international distribution.
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National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic Design
National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and numerous other products were used for live streaming and archival footage during the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
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Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design Workflow
Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that Atomic Imaging, a Chicago-based production company, provided a variety of live event AV services for the Former President Obama’s nationally televised farewell speech. Atomic Imaging used a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products, with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel at the heart of the production.
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Matrox® at BVE 2017 — Product Preview
Matrox® at BVE 2017 — Product Preview
Lecture Capture Appliance, 4K Quad Encoder Card, 4K IP Multiviewer, Multi-Camera Recording App & H.264 Streaming Devices to Be Showcased
At Broadcast Video Expo 2017 (Excel London, Feb. 28–Mar. 2, stand J18), Matrox® will exhibit their latest in H.264 streaming and recording devices, including the dual-input Monarch LCS™, beside the complete family of Monarch™ streaming appliances, the Maevex™ 6100 quad encoder card, the Mura IPX™ IP multiviewer card, along with the VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app.
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AV Stumpfl to present 8K media server systems and new projection screens
At the ISE 2017 trade show in Amsterdam, the Austrian AV manufacturer AV Stumpfl® will present new high performance media playout solutions, in addition to introducing ground-breaking new projection screen systems.
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TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Parton's SMOKY MOUNTAIN RISE Telethon
TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Parton's SMOKY MOUNTAIN RISE Telethon
Mobile production specialist manages all production elements for star-studded live television event to aid victims of East Tennessee wildfires
Nashville-based mobile production specialist TNDV recently gave back to its community on a project that hit close to home, delivering turnkey production services for country music superstar Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon to aid families affected by the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires that began in late November. Working within an extraordinarily short timeline, TNDV provided production and uplink trucks, equipment, crews and expertise while managing all key video, audio and lighting elements for the live television event.
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Filmworkers, Nashville, Edits and Posts GARTH BROOKS: YANKEE STADIUM LIVE in 4K
Filmworkers, Nashville, Edits and Posts GARTH BROOKS: YANKEE STADIUM LIVE in 4K
Adam Little edits and Jimmy Cadenas colors 2-hour concert special, produced and directed by Jon Small for AT&T’s Audience Network.
Filmworkers, Nashville, provided editorial and post-production finishing services for Garth Brooks: Yankee Stadium Live, a 2-hour concert special that recently debuted on AT&T’s Audience Network. Produced and directed by Jon Small, the special was captured, finished and broadcast in 4K and documents the superstar musician’s two sold out shows from last summer, the first ever concerts for a country artist at Yankee Stadium, and Brooks’ first appearance in New York City in 19 years. Filmworkers’ Adam Little edited the show; Colorist Jimmy Cadenas applied the final color grade.
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Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for StadiumBlackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects of video production across its Academy Stadium, which is located at its elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy.
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Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo
Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo/PRNewswire/ Demonstrating the high quality of its capture-to-print solution, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that it will be in attendance for the 18th Annual West Coast Art and Frame Expo and National Conference, held at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from Monday, January 23(rd) to Wednesday, January 25(th).
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Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017Thanks to the worldwide success of the StarliteHD-5 ARRI monitor which interfaces to and controls the ARRI Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras, Transvideo now launches the StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor-recorder with advanced camera control capabilities. The StarliteRF-a is a variation of Transvideo's 5'' Oled wireless monitor-recorder with advanced features for remote control of ARRI's Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras.
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Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
See Mo-Sys on stand 133 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Mo-Sys Engineering, designer and manufacturer of innovative camera technology products for the film and broadcast industries will launch StarTracker - hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017.
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Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017
Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017Camera Corps, the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of speciality camera systems, reports a flying start to 2017, partnering with IMG Productions in a highly innovative project for the BDO World Darts Championships.
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BYU-Hawaii Starts Path to Ultra HD with HITACHI SK-UHD4000 4K Cameras
BYU-Hawaii Starts Path to Ultra HD with HITACHI SK-UHD4000 4K Cameras
Cameras’ multi-format flexibility, affordability and ease of use let university shoot and archive in 4K today, while preparing for full 4K workflows in the future
Taking its first step towards a 4K production future, Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-Hawaii) has purchased four SK‑UHD4000 ultra high definition (UHD) studio and field cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide superior-quality video acquisition for its diverse projects and long-term content archives.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA TO SHOW DSMC2 CAMERAS AT BSC EXPO 2017
RED DIGITAL CINEMA TO SHOW DSMC2 CAMERAS AT BSC EXPO 2017
RED Collaborates with Cinematgrapher MICHAEL SNYMAN To Showcase his Approach to Filming the Highly-Acclaimed Television Series “THE NIGHT MANAGER”
RED Digital Cinema will be exhibiting at the BSC Expo (booth #223) in Battersea, London, from Feburary 3-4. Those visiting RED’s booth can interact with RED’s DSMC2TM cameras including, RED EPIC-W TM and WEAPON® 8K S35, which feature RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™. Additional RED cameras will be on display in the Cirrolite, Cooke Optics, Fujinon, Schneider, and Zeiss booths.
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RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
Filmmakers Lounge Features Panel Discussions and Innovative Technology
RED, Atomos, G-Technology and Teradek will host the Digital Workflow House from Jan. 22-23 during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, Utah. The Digital Workflow House is a two-day event featuring exclusive discussions with creative and technical industry leaders, hands-on interaction with innovative technology, and networking opportunities for attendees.
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Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Beech Studios puts the Sachtler Video 18 S2 to the test in Greenland’s backcountry
Going days without a shower, eating dehydrated food for weeks, feeling the stab of unforgiving, glacial wind in subzero temperatures – just a few of the things you deal with exploring the great outdoors. And that was the spirit of a secret production for clothing giant Jack Wolfskin. As one of the biggest outdoor apparel companies in the world specializing in reliable clothing for outdoor adventurers, Jack Wolfskin called on Beech Studios to brave the elements and bring their vision to life for the epic #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable campaign.
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DigitalGlue To Host RED Digital Cinema 8K Training Session in Atlanta
DigitalGlue To Host RED Digital Cinema 8K Training Session in AtlantaDigitalGlue, leading provider of equipment, integration, software development and training for the production and distribution of digital video, will be holding a RED Digital Cinema REDucation® 8K training session in its new Atlanta office located at Big Peach Studios on February 22 – 24, 2017.
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Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float
Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade FloatJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Absolute Live Productions, a streaming, production, and equipment rental company, used the JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ IP video production camera to stream live footage from a client’s float during the Rose Parade earlier this month in Pasadena, Calif.
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LitleCane: The Gadget for You to Make Cinematic Videos
LitleCane: The Gadget for You to Make Cinematic VideosPRNewswire/ Smartphone cameras are getting powerful nowadays, yet taking smooth, cinematic videos is still something that belongs to professional cameras. Smartphone gimbals are made to bridge this gap. Now a new player emerged in Kickstarter, with many claimed features to outshine its competitors -- it's LitleCane. Launched on Jan. 19(th )morning, LitleCane is a normal looking gimbal at first glance. Features include video stabilizing, auto track, HD panorama, and the ability to charge your phone while being charged at the same time.
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Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Company to Highlight Momentum at Intersec 2017
(PRNewswire) Quantum Corp today announced expansions to its storage solutions family and technology partner ecosystem for video surveillance and security. With the new Xcellis™ Application Director E, customers in low camera-count environments can now run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage. In addition, Arecont Vision, AxxonSoft and Digifort have joined the Quantum Advantage Partner™ program, enabling them to test, qualify and integrate their VMS technology with Quantum storage offerings for enhanced customer benefits. Quantum will showcase these and other developments at Intersec 2017 in Dubai, Jan. 22-24, booth SA I-23.
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Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager and Cinema Engineer with Boston Light and Sound
Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager and Cinema Engineer with Boston Light and Sound
In-Depth Discussion On How the PIX 270i Recorder Paves New Pathways for Playback in the Film Exhibition Industry
Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival, who discusses how Boston Light & Sound uses PIX 270i Recorders to pave new pathways for playback in the film exhibition industry.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Matrox at ISE 2017 — Video Product Preview
Matrox at ISE 2017 — Video Product Preview
Monarch Family of Streaming & Recording Appliances and VS4Recorder Pro to be Featured in Amsterdam
At ISE 2017 Matrox® will be presenting its lineup of video end-user products; including the dual-streaming Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance and the complete Monarch family of H.264-based video streaming and recording appliances, alongside the VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app.
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Nominations Announced For The 54th Annual Publicists Awards
Nominations Announced For The 54th Annual Publicists Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 24, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton
The International Cinematographers Guild has announced nominees for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24, 2017.
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Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Program Celebrates New Collaboration at Park City Event
TheCoca-Cola® and Regal Films program will be hitting the slopes of Park City as they announce a new collaboration with RED Digital Cinema (RED). Helping to elevate the quality of student films produced during the 2017 initiative, the partnership with RED gives participating students the opportunity to film using state-of-the-art digital camera equipment. This announcement will be celebrated with filmmakers and industry executives during The IndieWire Filmmaker Party Presented by Coca-Cola and Regal Films.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
New additions to Axon's portfolio are helping to ease broadcasters’ transition to IP.
Axon Digital Design, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a broadcast infrastructure specialist, is attending BVE with a range of IP products and production tools that are designed to help broadcasters deal with the challenges of the move to IP.
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Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
See Tiffen International on stand 602 at BSC Expo 2017, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Tiffen International will launch a new product line at BSC Expo 2017, Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filters. Memorializing the groundbreaking achievements made by Tiffen’s founder, Nat Tiffen. The Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filter line provides game changing improvements on neutral density filtration, with perfect neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum resulting in natural skintones and outstanding colour fidelity. Manufactured in the USA utilizing the patented Tiffen Color Core™ process these glass filters represent a new generation of ND and IRND filtration.
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Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
See Transvideo and Aaton Digital on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital will showcase their latest high technology at BSC Expo 2017 on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London. The new generation Transvideo Stargate 7” high-end monitor-recorder is now available and will be on show at BSC Expo 2017. It has a 1920x1080 full HD display, and is 4K-6G compatible. Other features include inbuilt recording capability, H264 to SD cards; recording can be triggered from the camera SDI output on compatible cameras; fast path processing with immediate display capabilities with no latency: wide range of built in cinematographer-friendly tools including focus helper, peaking, markers, zoom, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, and job-oriented views.
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Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
See Leader Electronics on stand J08 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Leader Electronics announces the addition of five-bar display capabilities to the LV5490 4K-UHD/HD/SD multiscreen waveform monitor. This forms part of a major software upgrade (to version 3.2) which was announced at InterBee 2016 and will make its first European appearance at Broadcast Video Expo 2017.
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Firefly Cinema Announces New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite
Firefly Cinema Announces New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite
New features in version 6 make color workflows more efficient and intuitive from on set live color grading to post production
Firefly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced V6 of its comprehensive color grading software suite which includes: FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing). Used on hundreds of feature films (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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Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements, including producing, directing and starring in Fences, a major contender in this year’s Oscar race. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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ARRI New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents
ARRI New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents
With 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries, ARRI supports the Berlinale Talents programme with several events.
Berlinale Talents welcomes 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries to its 15th edition. Exploring the theme "Courage: Against All Odds", the Talents will participate in a six-day programme featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Environmental sculptor Christo is going to join Berlinale Talents. The acclaimed artist will be one of around 100 internationally renowned experts presenting and discussing their work. Berlinale Talents will again take place in the theatres of HAU Hebbel am Ufer from February 11 to 16, 2017.
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Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
No More Excuses: Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs, Makes Thousands of Workouts Available Via VOD
The Peloton indoor bike, the hottest technology product transforming fitness, is a must-have item for millennials, their older siblings and their parents. “Not that exercise bike sitting in the corner of your basement,” according to Fast Company, the Peloton bike powers a state-of-the-industry fitness studio that live streams 14 classes daily, all acquired with Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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Ikegami Adds Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik to Their Team
Ikegami Adds Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik to Their Team
Ikegami Names Erin Rice Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, Dave Pavlik Northern Regional Sales Manager
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators has made two personnel announcements. Erin Rice has been promoted to the position of Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, and Dave Pavlik has been named Northern Regional Sales Manager.
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Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP Camcorder
Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP CamcorderJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Goffstown TV, a PEG (public, educational, government) operation serving Goffstown, N.H., has significantly increased its coverage of local sports and improved its production workflows with the JVC GY-HM200SP sports production streaming camcorder. With its unique built-in graphics overlay, the camera has eliminated the need for a separate “scoreboard camera” during productions, which in turn eliminated sync issues that slowed post production.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality at the ISE Booth of Ventuz Technology
Virtual and Augmented Reality at the ISE Booth of Ventuz TechnologyWith the recently introduced integration of VR technology into the Ventuz pipeline, the software developer plans to turn their stand at ISE into a Virtual and Augmented Reality hub. They will be assisted by agency Realtime Department, who is renowned for their innovative approach to new devices and technologies. As long-time users of the Ventuz software suite, Realtime Department have profited from the openness of the software by utilizing a multitude of hardware solutions, many of which are in-house developments. With their unique installations, they have been able to service many large companies, among them VW, Wabco, Grass and many more.
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Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion with Broadcast Pix
Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion with Broadcast PixAs part of a unique partnership, students from Canadore College’s Broadcasting and Video Production program in North Bay, Ontario, use a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 2000 integrated production switcher to provide scoreboard video coverage of the North Bay Battalion hockey team at the North Bay Memorial Gardens Sports Arena. The city owns the arena, but the Canadore staff built the control room and provides engineering services for its video equipment.
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Clear-Com's Agent-IC Goes The Distance For China's Great Wall Marathon
Clear-Com's Agent-IC Goes The Distance For China's Great Wall Marathon
Eclipse HX 8.7 digital intercom matrix and IP connectivity allows effective, thorough intercom coverage along China’s Great Wall during marathon race webcast
Clear-Com®, the leader in real-time communications solutions, was chosen as a Communications Technology Supporter for television relay service of China’s 2016 Great Wall Marathon race, which saw thousands of athletes take on 28.1miles (45.195 kilometers) of the legendary landmark on October 16, 2016. Coverage of the Great Wall Marathon was streamed live to the world by the Chinese media company Sina.
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Cooke Captures the Big Iron Rust Desert Landscapes of Pilbara, Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue
Cooke Captures the Big Iron Rust Desert Landscapes of Pilbara, Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue
Geoffrey Hall lenses the prequel to 2011’s Red Dog on Cooke Anamorphic /i lenses
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses were used to shoot the wide desert vistas of Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue, the iconic Australian story of friendship and adventure between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend. The film is the prequel to 2011's Red Dog, with both films directed by Kriv Stenders, written by Daniel Taplitz, and photographed by Geoffrey Hall.
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Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe to Support Growing Demand for Company’s TV Post Services
Deluxe announced today that long-time Deluxe post-production sales executive Russ Robertson has returned to the company as SVP of Sales, Encore New York, to support the growing demand for its TV post services in the region. With scripted original series reaching a record number of 455 in 2016 and more shows delivering in high dynamic range (HDR) formats, Robertson’s 20 years of post experience supports content creators as they realize new revenue and creative opportunities in the global, multi-format market. He re-joins Deluxe from a year at Panavision, where he drove camera systems and production services as VP of Marketing.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime Expo
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime ExpoBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as several Blackmagic Design live production products, were used to shoot interviews, live panels and marketing videos at 2016's Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles. Organized by the nonprofit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the largest North American anime convention, garnering more than 100,000 attendees in 2016. Since its beginning in 1992, the convention has been held in locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo, and since 2008 has been hosted each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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FiFish Underwater Drone Wins CES Innovation Award
FiFish Underwater Drone Wins CES Innovation Award
FiFish is the first underwater drone for consumer market, capturing incredible underwater images.
/PRNewswire/ -- On Jan 5, 2017, FiFish, Qiyuan Technology's underwater drone, made quite an appearance at the 50th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Competing among over 3,600 products from 150 countries, FiFish won the 2017 CES Innovation Award, and has become the only winner among its kind. FiFish is an important sponsor project from Taihuoniao Technology.
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Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
H520 Builds Upon Yuneec's Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec's proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use.
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Crackanory Cinematographer Olly Wiggins Reinforces his Packed Rig with the OConnor 2560
Crackanory Cinematographer Olly Wiggins Reinforces his Packed Rig with the OConnor 2560
OConnor support offers considerably quicker set-up times and very fast repositioning.
Going between the gory streets of Ancient Rome, the dark recesses of outer space, and New York City in the 1940s, Crackanory takes viewers on a comedic journey through wickedly twisted and excitingly original storylines. As a critically acclaimed storytelling television series for adults, each episode of Crackanory features two 15-minute tales narrated by contemporary comedians and actors. With an eclectic mix of new stories every week, the show incorporates everything from live action to original music and animation – with the sets changing every time.
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Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago Facility
Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago FacilityPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has opened a 13,000-square foot location in Chicago to serve a growing number of productions in the Midwest. “This new location allows Panavision to bring our support to the vibrant filmmaking community in Chicago,” said Kim Snyder, CEO and president of Panavision. “We now have 13 Panavision rental facilities throughout North America ready to serve productions with world-class filmmaking technologies and expertise.”
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Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Attendees are invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full line of professional Global Vision and Cine lenses as well as the company’s Quattro cameras and digital imaging accessories at the 2017 Imaging USA Expo, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from January 8-10, 2017 on booth 225.
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