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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Specs now include a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V , confirmed Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range; SLP of $7495
(August 3, 2017) Panasonic today disclosed additional information, including pricing and specification data, about the upcoming AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. Previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo, the EVA1 will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495.
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)
Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)Shortly after its founding year, Kino Flo introduced the Wall-O-Lite, the motion picture industry's leading BFL (big fluorescent light) for two decades. Now, 30 years later, Kino Flo Lighting Systems celebrates its anniversary with the new Celeb LED 850, a wall of light for the 21st century.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLS
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLSBlackmagic Design today announced that director of photography (DP) Sam Renton has used its Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second drama series of THE DURRELLS, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, THE DURRELLS is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived in Corfu between 1935 and 1939.
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Faceware Technologies Relies on AJA Ki Pro Rack to Record Top Quality Facial Performances
Faceware Technologies Relies on AJA Ki Pro Rack to Record Top Quality Facial PerformancesFaceware Technologies develops complete hardware and software solutions to deliver advanced facial motion capture to the top film, video game, television and entertainment companies in the world. A sister company to Image Metrics, Faceware has spent over twelve years building facial motion capture software and pipelines. It also sells, rents and provides on-set services to clients in entertainment. Reliable video capture is essential to the success of Faceware’s workflow, which for over seven years has relied on recorders from the AJA Ki Pro family.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sports Broadcasting and Vinten are a Winning Combination in THE WINNER
Sports Broadcasting and Vinten are a Winning Combination in THE WINNERIn the second installment of captivating short films by Vinten – a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems – and international Award-winning filmmaker David Spurdens, The Winner captures a new perspective on why Vinten is the premiere choice for sports broadcasters around the globe. From the Vision 100 to the Vector 750, Vinten’s manual supports offer camera operators consistent, predictable performance even in an unpredictable live sports environment.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Keeps Up In the Harsh Ecuadorian Rainforest
Video Devices PIX-E5 Keeps Up In the Harsh Ecuadorian RainforestWhen Cinematographer Jose Sarmiento made the awe-inspiring journey into the humid Amazon jungle of Ecuador for a documentary on the indigenous Quechua people and their culture, he knew he was going to be up against some of the harshest conditions his equipment had ever been exposed to. With extreme heat and suffocating humidity, Sarmiento needed to pack only his most reliable and lightweight equipment. In order to capture dynamic 4K images, he turned to Video Devices PIX-E5 recording monitor.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Major update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland, True Blood and many classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State, joins us to talk all about it all.
The Go Creative Show, dedicated to inspiring creative professionals working in the video, film, TV and music industries, invites you to join host, Ben Consoli and his special guest, David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland and True Blood. David has also shot many of the classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State and he’s here to talk all about it all. His love of realism has defined a generation of film making and he continues to execute it flawlessly with his work on Homeland. David talks with us about all his gear and lighting choices, shooting hand-held effectively and how the best film education is to simply shoot something.
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Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater Horizon
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater HorizonOn April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Deluxe's IIloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film's high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura team, led by VFX Supervisor Jason Billington, collaborated closely with lead vendor ILM (Disney's Industrial Light & Magic) and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.
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Timecode Systems Launches Version 4 Firmware With New 'BLINK Master ID'
Timecode Systems Launches Version 4 Firmware With New 'BLINK Master ID'
Update integrates SyncBac PRO devices into the network and provides significant enhancements to its BLINK RF protocol.
Timecode Systems today announced the release of Version 4 firmware, a new update that not only integrates SyncBac PRO devices into the company's network, but also provides significant enhancements to its BLINK RF protocol. This is an essential upgrade required across all Timecode Systems products and adds a new 'BLINK Master ID' feature to the system.
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Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
For the 30 and 60 second spots, the URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used as the A camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Mimicking the Quality of Wild Footage with Completely CG Animals
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio’s VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks
Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks
Live stream featured six Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, plus multiple Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink SDI 4K capture and playback cards
Blackmagic Design today announced that six Micro Studio Camera 4Ks were used by live virtual reality (VR) production specialists 360 Designs to capture and live stream an interactive, 360-degree experience with Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Major new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry. The Dreamspace project – which brings together researchers from Germany and Belgium as well as Ncam and The Foundry – is developing new virtual production tools for use in television, film, and other media including art installations. The project’s paper on its initial work has been selected by IBC as one of the eight most important papers of the year to be included in the prestigious Best of IBC and IET publication.
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V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will introduce their first support entry for the VR market at IBC 2016, Building 12 G-71.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun Documentary
Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun Documentary
Features and Form Factor Prove Essential for Fast-Moving Short Film Project Workflow
Berlin-based cinematographer and Film University Babelsberg student Marco Müller works as director of photography (DP) and as assistant camera (AC) on a variety of commercials and documentaries. His creative imaging portfolio, including his film school projects, can be seen at www.chronotype.de.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-Hur
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-HurBlackmagic Design today announced that several Micro Cinema Cameras were used by 2nd Unit DP Sergei Kozlov to capture the opening sequence of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' (MGM) and Paramount Pictures' epic action-adventure "Ben–Hur." In this epic story, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace's timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the film also stars Rodrigo Santoro and Morgan Freeman.
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FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"
FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"Visual effects production for the first season of AMC’s drama Preacher is in high gear at FuseFX, Los Angeles, as artists work to enhance the series’ ample servings of supernatural mayhem. The pilot episode alone featured more than 250 VFX shots with a high degree of integration that achieves a seamless marriage between the practical photography and the digital effects.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport Community
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport CommunityBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used to shoot a number of high profile interviews with some of the world’s biggest bands as part of the HeartSupport community program. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, along with Video Assists, were also used to shoot live concert footage of international heavy metal band August Burns Red at the recent Self Help Fest.
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OffAbbot And No Slate Productions Take Viewers On 360 VR Road Trip With Hall Of Famer/Classic Car Collector Reggie Jackson For SAP Anywhere
OffAbbot And No Slate Productions Take Viewers On 360 VR Road Trip With Hall Of Famer/Classic Car Collector Reggie Jackson For SAP Anywhere
Director Matt Celia Takes Viewers On A Virtual Tour of Reggie's Garage -- An Insiders Look At How The Former Yankee Great Is Making The Dream Of Building A Classic Car A Reality With SAP Anywhere
OffAbbot, the immersive storytelling studio and their partner company NoSlate Productions teamed up with SAP Anywhere and virtual reality filmmaker Matt Celia, to ride along with baseball Hall of Famer, classic car collector and founder of Reggie’s Garage, Reggie Jackson.
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Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Robust, Compact Recording Monitors Make On-Rig 4K Capture Easier for VR Production Pioneer
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS® capturing professional-quality VR video.
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Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
CINE GEAR 2016, BOOTH 64/65 BROADCAST ASIA, BOOTH 4D6-10
Litepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has received fantastic responses from industry professionals about the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one-square-foot Astra Soft provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color, mirroring the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. The reaction to these new lights has been overwhelmingly positive from key industry insiders.
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Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex Express
Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Huangyi Photography and Videography Services used ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K to live produce Beijing Hyundai’s Lingdong launch event at the Shanghai Expo Center.
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Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch This
Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch ThisBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red Gear
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red GearARRI's Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) bring the high quality design and durability that ARRI is known for to cameras from other manufacturers. ARRI is pleased to announce new accessories are available for RED DSMC2, Sony α7S/R II and Panasonic VariCam LT.
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Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast project
Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast projectBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSI
MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSI
Expert Cinematographer and Long-Time Miller User Pushes Fluid Head to the Limit
When accomplished director and cinematographer Ketch Rossi looked to upgrade his current tripod system, he decided on the Cineline 70 Fluid Headby Miller Camera Support, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. Having only used the Cineline 70 for a short time, the industry veteran quickly learned that the fluid head could offer a setup he had never seen before in his 25 years in the film industry.
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NEWTON Stabilized Camera Heads Selected for Broadcast of Eurovision Song Contest 2016
NEWTON Stabilized Camera Heads Selected for Broadcast of Eurovision Song Contest 2016
NEP Sweden and RTS Purchase Intuitive Aerial’s Lightweight Remote Heads for World-Famous TV Event
See the NEWTON, AERIGON Mk II UAV, and DOMINION Gimbal/Camera Controller at NAB 2016, April 18-21, booth C2055DP in Las Vegas
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Band Pro To Showcase FF Primes, VR, and Custom Dollies at NAB 2016
Band Pro To Showcase FF Primes, VR, and Custom Dollies at NAB 2016Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will be featuring new lens, camera support, and Virtual Reality technology at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth in the central hall. Band Pro will showcase the new Raptor FF prime lens family from IB/E Optics; consisting of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm.
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Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"
Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"As a camera operator tasked with shooting comedy, it’s no small feat trying to capture all of the laughs. With legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his all-star roster of comedic friends that he welcomes onto his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (CCGC), you better come prepared and powered up at all times so you don’t miss a single joke. For Steadicam operator Jessica Lopez, that means stocking her rig with the Hypercore 98AG batteries from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry.
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SXSW Film “The Arbalest” Created with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
SXSW Film “The Arbalest” Created with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 12 StudioBlackmagic Design announced today that the 2016 SXSW debut film “The Arbalest” was shot using a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Captured by director Adam Pinney and DP Hugh Braselton, the film was also color graded with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio by colorist David Torcivia.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red Carpet
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red CarpetBlackmagic Design today announced that three Micro Cinema Cameras were used to shoot live 360 video on the 2016 Oscars red carpet. Alx Klive, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based 360 Designs, used the Micro Cinema Cameras as part of the new Mini EYE™ 3 compact camera rig to create a captivating virtual reality experience, immersing viewers in the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood red carpet.
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Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K Shoots Virtual Reality Experience at New York Fashion Week
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K Shoots Virtual Reality Experience at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that nine Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and nine Video Assists were used to shoot high-end fashion brand Chromat’s Fall/Winter 2016 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Working alongside Director Winslow Porter, Josh and Jason Diamond, for their VR company SUPERSPHERE, used the Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Video Assists as part of their 360Design “Diamond EYE” rig to capture 360-degree shots of the models walking down the runway.
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ITV Studios joins the ranks of new Steadicam M-1 top-of-the-range rig users
ITV Studios joins the ranks of new Steadicam M-1 top-of-the-range rig users
ITV camera operator Tom Woodcock said: “This week is the first time I've had chance to properly use the M-1 and it's a joy to use."
ITV Studios in London have joined the fast growing ranks of Steadicam M-1 rig users. The M-1 is the latest high-end Steadicam rig and was supplied by Tiffen International based at Pinewood Studios, London. Included with the system were the Fawcett Exovest and G70x arm, further Steadicam M-1 options.
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Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion Package
Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion PackageHouses in Motion was called upon by Nick Jr. to produce a playful broadcast package that brightens its young viewers’ winter with a ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ feeling. The integrated series of promos, IDs, and bumpers features stylized versions of established characters from the network’s popular children’s programming and introduces a new crew of adorable critters. Houses bringing their message to life through stop motion animation that echoes the characters’ organic, handcrafted qualities.
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Polecam Systems to show New Products & Innovations at BVE 2016
Polecam Systems to show New Products & Innovations at BVE 2016At BVE Expo 2016 Polecam Systems will show the latest Polecam rigs along with new innovations and products, including the launch of the new Autopod, a remotely operated programmable elevation unit for rigs, remote heads and cameras.
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Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016
Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016
See these Transvideo products with Tiffen International on stand Q10 and on the ARRI stand J30 at BVE Expo 2016 at London’s ExCel, 23rd-25th February
Don’t miss seeing Transvideo’s latest and greatest products on show at BVE Expo 2016.
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Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapter
Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapter
See Tiffen International on stand #Q19 at London Excel, 23rd – 25th February
Tiffen International will attend BVE Expo 2016 in London showing new Steadicam products, the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and the new Steadimate gimbal adapter.
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Timecode Systems at the 2016 NAB Show
B:LINK Hub Creates a Powerful Production Dashboard
The B:LINK Hub is a new feature embedded within Timecode Systems' flagship :wave and :pulse products. For the first time at the 2016 NAB Show, users will have real-time access to a dashboard displaying every Timecode Systems unit on a rig, on screen and in one place. The B:LINK Hub can be conveniently accessed from the Web browser of any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, Mac® or PC over Wi-Fi, or through a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
Working in Tandem, BIG DEAHL and Resolution are Now Offering this Process To Commercial Producers and Agency Creatives as a Highly Cost-Effective And Efficient Means By Which to Shoot Multiple Locations in A Single Day
Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED –Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several “locations” all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI".
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European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live Broadcast
European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live BroadcastBlackmagic Design has today announced that its Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K was deployed at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championship, held in Netanya, Israel, as part of a specialist 3D motion robotic cable system developed by DynamiCam.
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Jiangsu TV’s 3D Documentary “The Grand Canal” Edited and Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Jiangsu TV’s 3D Documentary “The Grand Canal” Edited and Graded with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the digital media experiment center of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation , one of China’s major broadcasters in the city of Nanjing, edited and graded its stereo 3D documentary “Living Heritage: the Grand Canal (Jiangsu Section)” on DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio.
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To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFX
To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFXTransporting viewers from the safety of Earth to an alien-infested, 23rd-century mining colony on the distant edge of the solar system is no mean feat – just ask the filmmakers behind indie sci-fi pressure cooker Infini.
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Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015
Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015
Exhibiting with partner company Vitec Videocom, camera tracking specialist demonstrates the power of augmented reality technology
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking technology, is showcasing the capabilities of live augmented reality in broadcast alongside partner company Vitec Videocom at Inter BEE 2015, stand 4205 (Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Japan, 18–20 November).
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Manios Digital & Film Lends Support to Indie Comedy "Holiday Breakup"
Manios Digital & Film Lends Support to Indie Comedy "Holiday Breakup"
Cinematographer Carmen Cabana uses Cartoni tripod with Black Magic Cinema Camera.
Cinematographer Carmen Cabana relied on camera support products from Manios Digital and Film while shooting on location for the new romantic comedy Holiday Breakup. Cabana employed a Cartoni Laser head and tripod system, along with a Vocas handheld rig to support the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that she used to capture principal photography.
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Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands Studio
Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands Studio
Creative Studio Bolsters Capabilities with Expanded Space & In-House Original Music and Licensing Arm
Integrated creative studio Mixtape Club has undergone a sweeping expansion that includes enlarged facilities and a newly forged partnership with longtime sister company Huma-Huma. The announcement comes on the heels of a benchmark year, including a slew of work with Google, as well as collaborations with ESPN, MoMA, and a music video for They Might Be Giants.
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used by Beyond Productions for ‘MythBusters’ New Virtual Reality Experiences
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sydney, Australia based Beyond Productions is using DaVinci Resolve Studio to support its post production workflow for new virtual reality (VR) content for Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.”
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DP Michael Fitzmaurice Shoots Thriller 'monolith' With Varicam
DP Michael Fitzmaurice Shoots Thriller 'monolith' With VaricamCinematographer Michael FitzMaurice recently concluded principal photography on the feature thriller Monolithwith VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The Sky Italia Productions' project was shot in punishing desert conditions (Kanab, Utah and Mojave Airport, California), and is currently in post.
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Ncam recognised by the Advanced Imaging Society with New Product Award
Ncam recognised by the Advanced Imaging Society with New Product AwardNcam today announced that it has been recognised by The Advanced Imaging Society with the prestigious New Product Award at last week's luncheon ceremony held at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood.
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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015
LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015Until September 30, 2015, add LightWave 2015 to any creative pipeline and save on future LightWave upgrades
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Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015
Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015Band Pro Munich GmbH (the European branch of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) will unveil the new IB/E Super 35 to Full Frame Expander at this year’s IBC show. The highly anticipated S35xFF Expander provides full sensor coverage from any S35 lens (including the 8K Weapon sensor), and promises to be a critical addition to the pro cinematography tool kit.
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PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experience
PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experience
Unique VR Experience is First to Sync Six Viewers Wirelessly and Offer Real-Time Vision-Distorting Effects To Heighten Suspense
Mirada recently partnered with Headcase and ad agency Digital Kitchen to create an immersive VR experience to promote season two of FX’s hit horror drama “The Strain,” developed by Mirada co-founder Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
Recorder 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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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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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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SmallHD’s Award-winning Sidefinder™ Now Shipping
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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VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree Review
VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree 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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20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film Works
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
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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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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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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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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Lights, Cameras and Action Tools at Cine Gear Expo
Lights, cameras and action is the name of the game at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, opening Friday, June 5, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Each year the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community gather to see and compare notes on the latest trends and technology on the famous Paramount backlot. It’s the chance for hundreds of equipment vendors to show new innovations to the filmmaking community.
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Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production
Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial ProductionIn a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including a basement. Shot on CION at 4K in ProRes 444, with time-lapse footage captured on multiple Canon DSLRs, the spot showcases the beautiful cinematic images from the CION camera on a low light set.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst
Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby BrockhurstCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst. With over two decades of experience in VFX, he has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW, and worked for top shops including MPC, Framestore, The Mill, and Method Studios. He has also amplified the visuals on music videos for the likes of Tori Amos, Air, Annie Lenox, George Michael, Jamiroquai and Missy Elliot, and feature films such as Transformers 3D, Pearl Harbor, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and The Big Lebowski. Recent work out of Zoic includes spots for Jeep, Samsung, and Sony PlayStation.
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Toshiba Appoints Polecam Systems As Their European Centre Of Excellence
Toshiba Appoints Polecam Systems As Their European Centre Of ExcellencePolecam Systems has been appointed by Toshiba Europe as the European Centre of Excellence for their range of broadcast products. This announcement comes as a result of Toshiba restructuring their European distribution and representation for broadcast, medical and industrial products.
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Snorri Bros Direct 360-Degree Spots for Texas Health Resources
Custom 360-Degree Camera Rig Delivers Innovative Stereographic Imagery
Directorial duo the Snorri Bros were recently tapped by ad agency Commerce House to tackle a technically challenging campaign for Texas Health Resources. The "Your World" campaign includes two :30 spots airing online and on TV across Texas.
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Atomos Announce 'Bare Bones' Models
'Bare Bones' comes to the entire Atomos Monitor Record Line – making Shogun $1,695, Ninja 2 $395, Ninja Blade $795 and Samurai Blade $795. Atomos estimate shipping in May.
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Adobe Reveals Updates for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB 2015
Adobe Creative Cloud and Primetime Take Center Stage at NAB 2015: Coen Brothers, Major League Baseball and “Over-The-Top” Content Providers Adopt Adobe Video Platform
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) is showcasing advances to its complete lineup of video technologies and services that radically improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, collaborate, deliver and monetize content across multiple screens. NAB will mark the first public preview of major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools, including a revolutionary new color panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC for instant color corrections and Morph Cut, which easily removes unwanted pauses and jump cuts for a more polished edit sequence as well as new Adobe Character Animator capabilities for Adobe After Effects CC that bring two-dimensional characters to life.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
Director Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINI
ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINIARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
For a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
Big Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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MSE Ships Indie Mount
MSE Ships Indie MountMatthews Studio announces the first shipment of their newest support product – IndieMOUNT Car Rig will go out in the next few weeks. The new IndieMOUNT has been designed as an affordable and reliable solution for mounting smaller camera packages such as DSLRs, HD, Small ENG and Action cameras to moving vehicles.
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Damon Gameau’s "That Sugar Film" Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced that actor and director Damon Gameau’s new documentary “That Sugar Film” was shot using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K. The documentary was also graded using DaVinci Resolve and premiered in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November.
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Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 Seasons
Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 Seasons
Hit Series Has Relied on Vitec Videocom Brands for All Seven Seasons
As the acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy nears its finale, director of photography Paul Maibaum, ASC continues to rely on solutions from Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, and OConnor during the production’s stage and location shoots in Southern California. The DP and his crew have trusted the gear to perform throughout all seven seasons of this hit show.
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LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
Opens the door for greater creative workflow for 3D artists and designers, highlighting advanced Bullet Dynamics, Genoma 2 advanced character rigging, Importance Sampling for architectural and product visualization and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 3D software for Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5
Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5
Production of breakthrough gyro-stabilized handheld camera stabilizer ahead of schedule
Freefly Systems is pleased to announce that the award-winning MōVI M10 camera stabilizer will begin shipping to customers starting August 15th for $14,995. The company will also start taking pre-orders for its new smaller camera stabilizer, MōVI M5, which supports cameras up to 5 lbs. (2.3kg).
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Polecam Systems to show new Resolve Optics HD Zoom lens at BVE 2013
Polecam Systems to show new Resolve Optics HD Zoom lens at BVE 2013
See Polecam and Polecam Systems on stand G16 at BVE 2013, ExCel, London Feb 26th -28th
Polecam Systems will be at BVE2013 not only with a selection of their highly acclaimed Polecam rigs with various head options, but with a collection of other products from their ever expanding range of specialist small profile HD cameras, HD lenses and accessories.
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MSE Support a Must for Pacifica Live Event Shoots
MSE Support a Must for Pacifica Live Event ShootsRecently California-based Pacifica films was charged to put their run-and-gun expertise to the test, capturing once-in-a-lifetime footage at The Atlantis Resort & Casino. The weekend event, which was a tribute to Sidney Poitier, also commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Bahamas’ independence. “Run-and-gun shooting is always a challenge,” says the company’s CEO Miles Dahl. “We don’t have a lot of time and we always have to be flexible. That means support gear that is sturdy and adaptable.
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FLOATCAM HD DC-Slider Add Excitement to Barklage Sports Ads
FLOATCAM HD DC-Slider Add Excitement to Barklage Sports AdsThe FLOATCAM HD DC-Slider from Matthews Studio Equipment recently helped Ohio-based cinematographer Jeff Barklage’s commercial shoot for SmartSide (housing siding) far more exciting, thanks to its reach and versatility. “When you are shooting in stadiums, you aren’t permitted to take dollies out onto the grass,” Barklage explains. “For our Nashville part of the shoot, the location was HALE Stadium at TSU (Tennessee State University). The script required camera movement that was beyond simple lateral slider moves; boom downs, diagonal motions, sweeping past talent, and more.
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