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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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TVU Networks to Showcase New IP Video Transmission Offerings at Texas' TAB Show
News: TVU Networks to Showcase New IP Video Transmission Offerings at Texas' TAB ShowTVU and Frontline Communications to Also Demonstrate Results of Mobile ENG Partnership
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions, will demonstrate several of its offerings at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) convention at the Renaissance Austin Hotel August 5-6. TVU Networks will exhibit in booth #45 at the show.
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Chaos Group Releases Major Update – V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Today, Chaos Group announces the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.1 for Maya. V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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IBC 2015 Preview: Ikegami Announces HDl-57 Full-digital Compact
News: IBC 2015 Preview: Ikegami Announces HDl-57 Full-digital CompactIkegami announces a new addition to its range of broadcast quality television cameras. The HDL-57 is a compact high-definition camera designed for use on remotely controlled pan/tilt heads in applications such as parliamentary television or robotic studios. It can also be used wherever a high-grade fixed-position compact camera is required for intercutting with the output from full-size studio cameras. Camera head and controller are housed in a single robust rectangular unit measuring 90 x 103 x 180 mm (width x depth x height) and weighing 1.5 kg. The HDL-57 can be operated remotely or via its rear control panel.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion Fleet
News: Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion FleetFrench facilities and production company AMP Visual TV has become the first European customer for the I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF ultra motion system.
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World’s first 3-stream uncompressed 4K60 media server: AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw
Wings Engine Raw will be previewed at AED Summer Expo from 23-24 July 2015 in Lint, Belgium; IBC 2015, Stand 8.B15 at Amsterdam RAI from 11-15 September
Pushing the limits of what can be achieved in video playback, Austria’s AV Stumpfl introduces the world’s first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Video Creator Kits And Its Lineup At Vidcon 2015 Featuring DevinSuperTramp and iJustine
Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Ikegami Connects North Point Ministries With Ikegami HDK-95C and HDL-57 Full Digital HD Cameras
News: Ikegami Connects North Point Ministries With Ikegami HDK-95C and HDL-57 Full Digital HD CamerasAtlanta House of Worship Links Attendees Across Five Campuses with Realistic Imagery of CMOS-Equipped Ikegami Cameras
When a house of worship expands into multiple campuses, keeping the attendees close can be a challenge. North Point Ministries in Atlanta has overcome that hurdle with advanced video production, selecting the lifelike imagery of Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems and HDL-57 One-Piece Full Digital POV box-style CMOS cameras.
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Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware UpgradeFree firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios. Improvements encompass uncompressed RAW capture for the VariCam 35 with the new Codex V-RAW recorder, support for the Apple ProRes* 4444 codec in both the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS, and anamorphic lens support for the VariCam 35.
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Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
News:Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera ProjectRecorder Withstands High Temperatures and Long Hours, Capturing Audio for Online-Commercial Footage
When Caruso Company, a San-Francisco-based video production agency, landed a project requiring the use of a hidden video camera on the streets of California, production sound mixer Philip Perkins was brought on to manage the audio elements of the shoot. Recognizing the need for audio equipment that could withstand extreme heat and long hours under the California sun, Perkins instinctively turned to the 744T digital recorderfrom Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production. For nearly a decade, Perkins has relied on this recorder, making it a staple in his rig.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
News: Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in TorontoA complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"
News: Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a remarkable new NASA documentary film entitled “The Year of Pluto,” which was written, produced and directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles, who was also a producer/director on Carl Sagan’s classice 1980 TV series “COSMOS.” The new project, filmed behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Laurel, MD) and elsewhere over more than 11 years, is a one hour documentary which turns hard science into personal stories, and gives viewers insights into the history and long journey of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and why it matters.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
A complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices.
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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DigitalFilm Tree Uses DaVinci Resolve to Remotely Grade ABC's "Mistresses"
Production in Vancouver, grades performed in LA; formerly took 6 hours, now takes 2
Blackmagic Design announced today that DigitalFilm Tree used DaVinci Resolve for color correction for ABC’s hit show “Mistresses.” As part of the post production workflow, DigitalFilm Tree grades all of the show’s dailies remotely from their LA office, doing in 8 hours what used to be a two day project.
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News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015
News: News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015Hybrid entry-level device provides superior pan, tilt and zoom tracking at low cost
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking and virtual production technology, is to launch a new entry-level camera tracking solution at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, 11 – 15 September). The new device is designed primarily for broadcasters wanting to use virtual graphics or augmented reality, but only need pan, tilt and zoom functionality rather than complete freedom of movement.
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House of Worship Creates Vivid Satellite Campus Experience with with FUJINON Lenses
LCBC Creates Vivid, Live Video Experience in Satellite Campuses with FUJINON 2/3-Inch HD Lenses
Manheim, PA-based church, Lives Changed by Christ (LCBC), a house of worship that delivers high-definition live video of services from its broadcast campus to multiple locations throughout central Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its video imaging capabilities with the acquisition of two FUJINON XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch studio/field zoom and one XA22x7BES compact studio lens from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The new lenses are used on Ikegami HDK-95C cameras within the broadcast campus’ auditorium to capture weekend gatherings that are sent live to satellite campuses.
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NEWS: Twin Sound Uses Sound Devices to Grow Alongside its Regional Film Community
Austin-Based Location Sound Engineers Employ 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller On Numerous Projects throughout the City
Twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig, who form the Austin-based mix/boom duo known as Twin Sound, are quickly making a name for themselves in the city’s growing film industry. To deliver on the exacting needs of film making, the brothers selected a 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production, for their audio needs.
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The ScoreBox(R) Helps Sports Producers Keep Score Like the Pros
News: The ScoreBox(R) Helps Sports Producers Keep Score Like the ProsAffordable on-screen score system, which now includes onboard OCR, is used by Time Warner Cable Sports, Edmonton Oilers, MGM Grand and a major collegiate sports network in the Midwest
For more than a decade, The ScoreBox® has been helping local and regional sports broadcasters put out a product on par with national broadcasters with its eponymous on-screen score system that combines portability and flexibility with low cost. Now, the company is enabling users to literally “cut the cord” as the latest version of The ScoreBox includes a self-contained optical character recognition (OCR) that allows it to read scores and time clock information directly from scoreboards without a cable connection.
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Heresy's Rob Gilbert uncovers the NYC design inspiration behind New York Fashion Week
News: Heresy's Rob Gilbert uncovers the NYC design inspiration behind New York Fashion WeekCreative studio Heresy’s NY-based director Rob Gilbert uncovers the vitality and masculine sophistication of New York City fashion through the eyes of seven notable men’s fashion designers as they discuss how the urban center has influenced their designs in the new :30 “New York Is…” for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, presented by Amazon’s fashion site and launched by The Council of Fashion Designers of America. The spot features such revered designers as John Varvatos, Richard Chai, Robert Geller and Todd Snyder.
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32TEN Studios Created Multiple Practical Effects for Blockbuster Jurassic World
Record-setting blockbuster features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA
Universal Pictures’ record-breaking blockbuster Jurassic World features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA.
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MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product Development
News: MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product DevelopmentFormer Panavision and EFILM product specialist to lead development and marketing for CORTEX and DRS™NOVA
Randy Reck, an engineer and product specialist with broad expertise in production and post-production workflow technologies, has joined MTI Film as Director of Product Development. Reck will oversee product development, sales and marketing for CORTEX, the company’s line of dailies solutions, DRS™NOVA, its digital restoration package, and other software-based products. Reck’s background includes senior technology posts with Panavision, EFILM and Encore Hollywood.
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Quantum IBC2015 Product Preview
StorNext 5 Workflow Storage Platform
During IBC2015, Quantum will showcase its StorNext 5 shared storage architecture, which includes high-performance online storage, extended online storage and tape- and cloud-based archives. The company also will highlight StorNext Connect, a management and monitoring console that provides an at-a-glance dashboard of the entire StorNext® environment.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Spike TV’s Upcoming ‘Tut’ Miniseries
Blackmagic Design today announced that Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by DP Chris LaVasseur and Second Unit Director/DP Mark Vargo, ASC, to shoot action scenes and stunt work for Spike TV’s television event series “Tut.” Produced by Muse Entertainment and directed by David Von Ancken, the three-night, six-hour, limited series event recounts the astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, King Tutankhamun, his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
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Canon DSLRs at Copa America Tournament
News: Canon DSLRs at Copa America TournamentWe hope you enjoyed watching the excitement of the recent month-long Copa America Chile 2015 soccer tournament, held recently in eight cities across Chile. The final stats are in and the numbers are astounding. Here are some quick facts:
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Matrox Monarch HDX Now Shipping Worldwide
Award-winning, dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording to be featured at upcoming tradeshows
Matrox® Video today announced that the new Matrox Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers, priced at just $1995 US (€1995, £1395) not including local taxes and delivery. It will be featured in live streaming and recording demonstrations at Campus Technology 2015 (Boston, July 27–30, booth 531), BIRTV2015 (Beijing, Aug. 26–29, booth1B106) and IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29).
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Proangle Media Invests In Eight Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
ProAngle Media (Carson, CA), one of Southern California’s preeminent producers of sports and entertainment programming, recently purchased eight AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras that will be used in its production trucks and Flypacks.
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MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product Development
News: MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product DevelopmentFormer Panavision and EFILM product specialist to lead development and marketing for CORTEX and DRS™NOVA.
Randy Reck, an engineer and product specialist with broad expertise in production and post-production workflow technologies, has joined MTI Film as Director of Product Development. Reck will oversee product development, sales and marketing for CORTEX, the company’s line of dailies solutions, DRS™NOVA, its digital restoration package, and other software-based products. Reck’s background includes senior technology posts with Panavision, EFILM and Encore Hollywood.
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MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)
News: MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)MammothHD Footage Library building a 4K+ Resource for NOW and the FUTURE since 2007
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Post-Production Deliverables Made Easy With AlphaDogs Digital Service Station
News: Post-Production Deliverables Made Easy With AlphaDogs Digital Service StationPreparation for post-production deliverables is often an overwhelming and tedious experience and Producer/Director Zatella Beatty’s feature length documentary about basketball star Allen Iverson’s rise to fame in the sports world was certainly no exception. Meeting Showtime’s tight deadline on delivery of Iverson wasn’t going to be easy. Having already been a long-term client of AlphaDogs Beatty once again called upon the team’s expertise in sorting out the plethora of specs required for final conform of the film using their Digital Service Station® services.
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TV3’s “E-15” Elections wowed with Orad’s cutting edge technology and powerful graphics
News: TV3’s “E-15” Elections wowed with Orad’s cutting edge technology and powerful graphicsTV3 wowed viewers with its captivating election broadcast which included accurate and sophisticated graphics, a virtual “mapping” which allowed the spectators to see the data and talents at the different Catalan Town Hall locations simultaneously, and more. All this was possible thanks to Orad’s state of the art virtual studio, augmented reality and tracking solutions.
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SmallHD’s Award-winning Sidefinder™ Now Shipping
News: SmallHD’s Award-winning Sidefinder™ Now ShippingSmallHD’s new concept in multifunctional on-camera displays is now shipping. The true high-definition Sidefinder™, a combination of HD electronic viewfinder (or EVF) and 5-inch fold-out Full HD monitor, earned 5 major awards when it premiered at NAB 2015.
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Canon U.S.A. Adds To Flash Lineup With Speedlite 430ex Iii-rt
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring for the first time in the Canon 430EX series – radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities1 designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF Lenses
News: Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF LensesCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., will celebrate the achievement of a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for Canon EOS cameras on June 22, 2015 —an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.
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Matrox at IBC2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video will feature the award-winning new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording and the VS4Recoder Pro multi-camera recording app. In addition Matrox DSX™ Developer Products will be presented, including the new Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder card.
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DP Stephen Hussar documents locomotive restoration with Zylight
News: DP Stephen Hussar documents locomotive restoration with ZylightDirector of photographyStephen Hussar is fascinated by restoration projects, both the processes themselves and the motivations of the people who dedicate themselves to reconditioning pieces of the past. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that he has spent years documenting the progress of the restoration efforts on an 1891 steam locomotive housed at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington (WW&F) Railway Museum in Alna, Maine.
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Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
News: Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for TomorrowlandCombining Practical Elements with CGI for a Realistic Look
Rodeo FX completed 50 visual effects shots for the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation, and a thrilling sequence in which the central characters escape in a rocket-propelled bathtub pod moments before their farmhouse explodes. Partnering once again with ILM, Rodeo FX combined digital effects and miniatures shot in-house to deliver visual effects for a magical and futuristic world.
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VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree Review
News: VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree ReviewNew Shader Available in RV v6.2 to Benefit all RV Users
To accelerate the unique pipeline on “HELP” – the recent 360-degree Google Spotlight Story directed by Justin Lin – The Mill developed a custom VR Shader within the RV image and sequence player enabling filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects. The VR Shader, dubbed the LatLong Viewer, is now also available to all Shotgun RV users with the version 6.2 release, playing back all image formats supported by RV regardless if the image was stitched together from multiple cameras or rendered in CG.
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20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film Works
News: 20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film WorksBlackmagic Design today announced that Hollywood based VFX company Flash Film Works used Fusion Studio for its compositing work on 20th Century Fox’s comedy hit “Spy.” Fusion Studio was used by Compositing Supervisor Jeremy Nelson and his team for their compositing work, including perfecting car chase scenes, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes.
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Shotgun RV Custom Shader Developed by The Mill to Simplify 360-Degree and VR Review
News: Shotgun RV Custom Shader Developed by The Mill to Simplify 360-Degree and VR Review New Shader Available in RV v6.2 to Benefit all RV Users
To accelerate the unique pipeline on “HELP” – the recent 360-degree Google Spotlight Story directed by Justin Lin – The Mill developed a custom VR Shader within the RV image and sequence player enabling filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects. The VR Shader, dubbed the LatLong Viewer, is now also available to all Shotgun RV users with the version 6.2 release, playing back all image formats supported by RV regardless if the image was stitched together from multiple cameras or rendered in CG.
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Sound Devices Keeps Pace with Hectic Production Schedule of Acclaimed Indie Film Tangerine
Six-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Integrated Recorder Captures Pristine Audio for Movie Filmed Entirely on iPhone5s
When veteran Sound Mixer Irin Strauss was tasked with capturing audio for one of the most talked-about indie films of the year, Tangerine, he turned to the 664 Production Mixer, made by Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production.
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Matrox at BIRTV2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
News: One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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PANASONIC BROADENS APPLICATIONS FOR VARICAM 35/HS CAMERA/RECORDERS WITH AVAILABILITY OF CABLE EXTENSION UNIT
News: PANASONIC BROADENS APPLICATIONS FOR VARICAM 35/HS CAMERA/RECORDERS WITH AVAILABILITY OF CABLE EXTENSION UNITPanasonic has announced the immediate availability of a five-meter extension unit for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders. Capitalizing on the unique modular design of the new VariCams, with the respective camera heads dockable to a common recorder, the new extension cable permits operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Camera
Chicago-based firm commits to cutting-edge technology for human resource executive project
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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Codex ships V-RAW Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35 camera
News: Codex ships V-RAW Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35 cameraLatest product continues Codex tradition for industry-leading recording and workflow
Codex (www.codexdigital.com) is now delivering the Codex V-RAW Recorder for the Panasonic VariCam 35 camera to customers worldwide. Combining high-performance with ease-of-use, the Codex V-RAW Recorder adds important uncompressed RAW capture to Panasonic’s new camera platform by enabling the recording of 4K RAW at up to 120fps, and continues Codex’s tradition of bringing industry-leading recording and workflow systems successfully to market.
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Telestream Wirecast Streaming Brings the Extreme Sailing Series
News: Telestream Wirecast Streaming Brings the Extreme Sailing SeriesLive HD streaming software provides adrenalin junkies with heart-stopping action from the global Stadium Sailing tour
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that its Wirecast live video streaming software is being used to connect sailing fans worldwide with the global sporting phenomenon known as the Extreme Sailing Series™.
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Canon USA Announces Airprint Support For New Pixma MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printer
AirPrint Software Compatibility Helps Deliver Virtually Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing From Compatible iPhone®, iPad® & iPod touch® Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printer now supports Apple AirPrintTM wireless technology, allowing consumers and home office professionals alike to seamlessly print photos, emails, web pages and documents wirelessly from compatible iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® devices2, without downloading or installing any device drivers.
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Canon USA Announces New PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) Printer
Affordable, Multipurpose Printer Offers Improved Printing Experience with Easier Wi-Fi® Setup and Convenient Printing from Compatible Mobile Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printer for high-quality photo and document printing. Built with convenience in mind for the everyday home user or college student, this new printer has a simpler Wi-Fi setup than in previous models and includes access to the updated Canon PRINT2 application, a four-color FINE ink Cartridge system for vivid colors and sharp text, Auto Power On/Off functionality, Auto Two-sided Print, and PictBridge3 printing via Wireless LAN for direct connection to select Canon Digital Cameras.
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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM
News: October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAMJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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Atomos Release AtomOS6.4
The latest free AtomOS update brings 8 new features for all Shogun users
Since the Shogun launched in late 2014, Atomos has constantly kept users updated with free features, adding significant value to the already affordable all-in-one 4K/HD monitor-recorder. The AtomOS6.4 released today adds some of the most anticipated features for users to date including;
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Los Angeles' Alternative Rentals offers Panasonic's VariCam® 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema (Los Angeles, CA) has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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New features and options further enhance customer profitability
Telestream® (stand 7.G30), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2015 to demonstrate its enterprise-class software products. Forming the centerpiece of its technology showcase, Telestream’s Vantage® media processing platform is the foundation for a broad range of enterprise-class transcoding and workflow automation software products that allow content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize and distribute their media.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growth
News: Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for GrowthPanavision, the entertainment industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, today announced the recapitalization of the company. With the recapitalization, Panavision’s senior lenders unanimously agreed to convert a majority of the company’s long term debt into common stock of the company. This major reduction in Panavision’s debt enhances its capital structure and enables the company to explore growth opportunities.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
News: International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer AwardeesThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksColorist Anthony Raffaele assists award-winning cinematographer John Thomas in giving the new series a distinctive, comedic look.
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksColorist Anthony Raffaele assists award-winning cinematographer John Thomas in giving the new series a distinctive, comedic look.
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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HP News: New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP
HP today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.
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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015
News: RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015First of 11 exclusive edits go live today on surfermag.com and red.com
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine announces the kickoff of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio Shoots
News: ‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio ShootsZylight F8-100’s quantum dot technology provides more refined and balanced natural light output on minimal power
For Zeke Kamm, a week does not go by without a call from someone in the industry looking for production equipment advice. A self-described “gear head” filmmaker with more than 20 years in the industry, he decided to create Gear Dictionary, a free online educational series, to collect his advice on a number of subjects in one spot. Kamm, who serves as CEO of Aviator Camera Gear in Bend, Ore., began posting episodes to www.geardictionary.comin April.
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Canon's New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros
Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFCTM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.
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Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
News: Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
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axle Cam Introduces Radically Simple Camera-to-Computer Workflow
News: axle Cam Introduces Radically Simple Camera-to-Computer WorkflowAutomated camera ingest, media management and sharing in a single, affordable application
axle Video, developer of media management tools for video production, broadcast, news-gathering, and other applications that are easy to install, use and afford, today announces the release of a groundbreaking new product that resolves—elegantly and cost-effectively—the most persistent problem faced by videographers today: managing complex camera media. Shown for the first time at InfoComm 2015, axle Cam is a low-cost camera ingest application that streamlines the process of acquiring, organizing and sharing media from today’s most popular video cameras and DSLRs.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
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Atomos Reinvents the Rack with the 4K/HD Shogun Studio
The world's first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7" 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck
Harnessing the latest recorder, monitor and playback technology with class leading Atomos usability and affordability, the Shogun Studio reinvents what is capable within a 3RU rack product.
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RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska
News: RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska“Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska , in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015
(Irvine, CA--June 16, 2015) RED Digital Cinema is pleased to announce its support of “Pretty Much Everything 2015”, an exhibition featuring art and images from iconic fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography), in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015. The exhibition will showcase a selection of more than 100 works spanning the duo’s various mediums of photography, video and sculpture, depicting the past 26 years of their iconic imagery. A 60-minute loop of their ground-breaking fashion films and music videos for artists such as Rihanna, Bjork and Lady Gaga, mainly shot on RED cameras, will be included in the exhibition.
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AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015
AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015 HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI Mini-Converters Transmit and Receive HDMI over Ethernet, ROI-DP Provides Region-of-Interest DisplayPort to SDI, and FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R Provide 4 Channels of 3G-SDI to Fiber Conversion
AJA Video Systems today introduced five new Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015, the HB-T-HDMI, and the HB-R-HDMI, along with the ROI-DP, FiDO-4T and the FiDO-4R. ROI-DP provides real-time region-of-interest output to HD-SDI video from any DisplayPort enabled computer. The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI offer easy extension of UltraHD or HD HDMI signals over Ethernet cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. FiDO-4T (transmit) and FiDO-4R (receive) conveniently deliver up to four channels of 3G-SDI over fiber on standard LC connectors.
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Matrox Press Announcement: Maevex H.264 Decoders and New Panasonic PTZ Camera Demonstrate Full HD Streaming at InfoComm
News: Matrox Press Announcement: Maevex H.264 Decoders and New Panasonic PTZ Camera Demonstrate Full HD Streaming at InfoCommAt InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19), Matrox® Graphics Inc. and Panasonic will feature live demonstrations of the new Panasonic AW-HE130 PTZ camera feeding high-quality IP streams to Matrox H.264 decoders.
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Eyeheight colour correctors and keyer chosen for OB coverage of 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
News: Eyeheight colour correctors and keyer chosen for OB coverage of 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis ChampionshipsSee Eyeheight on stand 8.B97 at IBC 2015, Amsterdam, September
Eyeheight CC-2M colour correctors and a DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer will be operating live at the 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. This year's event starts on June 29 and goes through to the finals on July 11 and 12.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release
Unprecedented Innovation and Integration Across Creative Cloud Desktop and Mobile Apps; New Adobe Stock Service Debuts
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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SmallHD’s New 500 Series Firmware Update adds Image Capture & Overlay, HD Waveform, Audio Meters and more
SmallHD, pioneers of compact, HD field monitors and accessories, releases an extensive set of new features for the brand new 501 and 502 Full HD 5-inch on-camera monitors via firmware upgrade version 1.0.
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Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second Office
News: Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second OfficeCompany’s unique model sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support execution of each project
Austin-based Fueld Films, known for producing national caliber commercials in regional markets, has boldly expanded its creative resources with a dedicated roster of directing talent from strategic markets throughout North America. The development of the Fueld roster is an evolution of the company’s unique model, whereby the company’s crack producing team sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support the execution of each project at the highest level.
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Matrox Maevex H.264 Encoder Validated by Scala to Stream Live Content over IP
Matrox Maevex H.264 Encoder Validated by Scala to Stream Live Content over IP to Scala Digital Signage Players Integrators can now cost-effectively incorporate live, low-bandwidth video streams at end-point Scala players to build even more attention-grabbing signage
Matrox® Graphics today announced that Scala has validated Matrox Maevex™ H.264 encoders to deliver Full HD 1080p60 video and audio content to its industry-leading digital signage software platforms. InfoComm 2015 attendees are invited to visit the Matrox booth 4053 where Matrox Maevex encoders will stream live video content over IP for display within Scala digital signage.
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VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episode
News: VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episodeLegendary German crime drama “Tatort” has selected the VariCam 35 for the latest episode, which airs in spring 2016
The new Tatort "Himmelfahrt" commissioned by NDR, starring Wotan Wilke Möhring and Franziska Weisz, will be directed by Özgür Yildirim and produced by Wüste Medien GmbH.
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Atomos Shogun the Perfect Level Up for New Sony a7RII
Sony lead the way in the Full Frame 4K Cinema Look video camera revolution, especially when paired with the ProRes Powerhouse of the Atomos Shogun
Sony has stamped their position as the world's largest sensor manufacturer with the announcement of the a7RII, a flagship full frame Mirrorless camera. Winning the 4K race to replace the hugely successful "Affordable Cinema Look" from the HD only Canon 5D series.
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CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS Cameras
News: CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS CamerasIkegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 Cameras Bring Lifelike Imagery to Viewing Audiences for the 44th Edition of the Copa América, South America's Main International Soccer Tournament
Soccer action is heating up with the start of the 2015 Copa América, which stands as the main international soccer tournament (and the oldest in the world) for national teams held this year in Chile, South America. Mobile production provider CINECOLOR CHILE, a business division of GRUPO CHILEFILMS, is covering the three-week event with a large-scale deployment of approximately 30 Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 CMOS camera systems.
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SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15
News: SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15Mistika Air takes Broadcast Creativity and Workflow to new Heights at SMPTE15 14 – 17 July 2015 – BOOTH D4 - HORDERN PAVILION, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
SGO’s Asia Pacific Reseller Partner, Mojo Media Solutions features the innovative Mistika Air post production system in Australia at next month’s SMPTE15 exhibition [Booth D4], being held from 14 - 17 July at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park.
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Veterans in Film and Television Launches Production Assistant Workshop at Sony Studios, Los Angeles
A bigger commitment taken towards supporting veterans in entertainment through VFT’s launch of the Production Assistant Workshop, June 15 – 16, 2015 at Sony Studios, Los Angeles
Veterans in Film and Television stepped up their commitment to ensuring that veterans get back to work in the entertainment industry by providing formal training for aspiring production assistants. This two-day workshop taught by notable industry names, such as Erin Gray, will formally train and prepare all participants of the program to become candidates for gainful employment as Production Assistants.
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ARRI Brasil to Open in São Paulo, Q3 2015
Subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil will open in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products
ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
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Destiny Become Legend Wins Best Visual Effects At AICP Awards
Visual Effects powerhouse Digital Domain was honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for the commercial, Destiny “Become Legend.” Directed by acclaimed feature filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, Digital Domain collaborated with agency 72andSunny and live action production company Reset, to create this breathtaking piece for one of the year’s best selling games. The piece for the first person shooter features a stunning blend of cinematic live action and visual effects.
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Japanese Series “Yokokuhan” Uses Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
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Canon Digital Learning Center Celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary
EOS 5D DSLR series marks 10th anniversary
As one of the most robust, versatile and advanced cameras in the industry, the EOS 5D series of Digital SLR cameras have come a long way. From its introduction in 2005, three subsequent generations of cameras have followed since then – the EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R – each one more technologically advanced than its predecessor.
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Colorfront Demonstrates Dynamic Range of Set-to-Post Innovations
Industry-leading advances include full HDR pipeline support for the latest color, digital cinema camera and editorial formats
Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will demonstrate the latest, cutting-edge features of its tools supporting Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) production and post, during the Cine Gear Expo 2015, June 4-7, at The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA, Booth #S223/Stage 31.
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RED Digital Cinema Announce New Location in Miami
News: RED Digital Cinema Announce New Location in MiamiRED Digital Cinema is hosting a Grand Opening event on June 13th, 2015 to commemorate the opening of its newest retail store located in Miami, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Art District—home to over 70 collections, museums, and galleries—the newly designed space will showcase the latest RED camera innovations and serve as a gallery for works shot on RED.
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Atomos Announce Action Add-ons for Shogun
Newly announced Atomos have created a range of add on accessories designed to make the popular 4K Shogun monitor recorder even more battle ready in the field. The new accessories, together bundled as the Shogun Action Pack, include;
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Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERS
News: Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERSCinematographer Doug Farris, owner of Ghost Hand Productions, serving the San Francisco Bay area, recently invested in two Panasonic VariCam®35 4K camera/recorders, as well as a VariCam HS high-speed camera/recorder.
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Kodak Celebrates 50th Birthday of Super 8 Format at Cine Gear Expo
News: Kodak Celebrates 50th Birthday of Super 8 Format at Cine Gear ExpoStop By to Shoot Film and Enter to Win Super 8 Production Package
Kodak will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Super 8 format at Cine Gear Expo, which takes place June 5-6 on the Paramount Lot in Hollywood. Activities in Kodak’s area (#XO 102) include Stop By Shoot Film sessions with Pro8mm, a preview of the new Logmar Super 8 camera, and an opportunity to win a Super 8 production package.
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Orson WellesOrson Welles' Brief, Passionate Love Affair with Betacam
A video production pioneer who shot with the first Sony Betacam camera and set up the first Betacam to 1-inch edit suite, Frank Beacham also worked with Orson Welles on Welles’ final project before passing away in 1985. Welles was exceptionally engaged with the most technical aspects of the cutting edge technology that was just beginning to emerge, including a passionate belief in the possibilities that Betacam could offer. This is a truly astounding tale of creativity at the crossroads, and an intimate look inside the mind and work of one of the 20th century’s most influential storytellers.
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PluralEyes: Fast & Easy Connections for Video & Audio ClipsPluralEyes: Fast & Easy Connections for Video & Audio Clips
With the popularity of HD-DSLRs, many shooters are recording sound separately because of the camera’s limitations with audio -- but putting audio and video together in post can be a chore. Longtime spots ace Bill O'Neil has been dealing with this over the past several years , and has found PluralEyes from Red Giant to be fast, easy, and effective. Take a look to see if PluralEyes will help you, too.
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ARRI Puts ALEXA in a Mini PackageARRI Puts ALEXA in a Mini Package
Introducing a new camera to its popular ALEXA family, ARRI announced the ALEXA SXT and the ALEXA Mini, a small form factor ALEXA camera for specialized shots where third party cameras have been used before.
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AJA Focuses on 4K and Lets you #TryCIONAJA Focuses on 4K and Lets you #TryCION
AJA announced 4K-focused updates to its family of mini converters, as well as updates to the 4K/UHD CION camera and new loan program that will put the camera in the hands of filmmakers across North America for free this summer.
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Blackmagic Unveils Tiny Cameras and Big Sensor UpgradesBlackmagic Unveils Tiny Cameras and Big Sensor Upgrades
Blackmagic has unveiled a variety of new camera and broadcast products, including "micro" version of their popular cameras for remote control or all day use, a new version of Resolve, and sensor upgrades to the URSA cinema camera.
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2015 Chronicles: Surgeons of the Caribbean 2: The Magic Cave
If you read the 2014 entry on the Dominican trips, you will know that I document medical procedures performed by a group of US surgeons who travel to the DR. I had spent December and January preparing for this trip, including making sure everyone on the trip had booked travel...
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2015 Chronicles: The Big Apple
I kicked off 2015 with a 2 day trip to NYC to conduct some interviews. I expected a spacious hotel suite, I got a Residence Inn just off Times Square. While some Residence Inns have a lot of space, this one, not so much. I was by myself so I...
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2014 Adventures Part 10...Actually 7.5...or 8 3/4...?
I missed one, but rather than going back to re-number we'll just add it here. It is in fact mid-2015 at the time of writing! This terminal of DIA, by the way, sort of looks like 1980's EPCOT. So mid-July I had another trip to Denver for some more OR...
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-TWO: SD to HD with BCC UpRez
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the UpRez work-flow on both a standard SD clip and then on an older camera-phone clip.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how Sony Vegas can simplify the search for footage in certain types of camera footage file formats and then goes on to talks about the need for and the use of video proxy with some kinds of footage.
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Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 107 Rolling Shutter Repair
In this final tutorial in this Premiere Pro Basics (CS6 & above) series, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Rolling Shutter Repair effects which deals with the problem of footage from a camera phone or a DSLR (CMOS sensors).
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