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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
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector 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
News: 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
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor 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
News: Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig 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
News: 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
News: Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 SeasonsHit 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
News: LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New PriceOpens 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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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Capture Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Summer Tour
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Capture Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that the Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot concert, event and behind the scenes footage for the award winning hit band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Videographer and DP for the band, K.C. Lauf, used the Pocket Cinema Camera to capture every possible moment, both on stage and off, during the band’s recent 25 show Carnivores Tour co headlined with Linkin Park.
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Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
News: Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to capture the first person point of view essential to the new suspense thriller film “Sympathy Said the Shark,” a new film executive produced by Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the popular hit show “Ghost Adventures.”
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Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web Series
News: Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web SeriesWhen director Ross Partridge and cinematographer Doug Emmett were in pre-production on their nine-episode web series Wedlock, they knew that a cinematic, shallow depth of field look would be essential to make their show stand out. They also knew they’d need a highly mobile, lightweight camera package for stealthy shooting in practical locations, great low-light capabilities to control the size of their lighting package, and a broad choice of lenses to help maximize their creative options. The solution to all their needs was obvious: Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and Cinema prime and zoom lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Behind-The-Scenes: Making of the new Glock G41 Commercial
News: Behind-The-Scenes: Making of the new Glock G41 CommercialModest, a commercial production company based in Atlanta, GA has just launched a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the making of a commercial for Glock's new G41 Gen4 Pistol. The special challenge was that the storyboards called for a pivotal scene to start on a crane 30-feet directly above two parked SUVs and ended 300-yards away at the moment the plane was breached, and the director wanted to shoot the entire thing in one shot.
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Trollbäck + Company Launches New Drama Network for BBC
News: Trollbäck + Company Launches New Drama Network for BBCFollowing a yearlong collaboration with BBC Worldwide, creative agency Trollbäck + Company's latest branding work unveiled the premiere of BBC First in Australia last month. The global premium drama network is the first of three new TV brand identities that BBC Worldwide will roll out internationally over the next year alongside BBC Earth and BBC Brit. To develop the distinct trio of brand identities, BBC Worldwide selected Trollbäck + Company on the strength of its proven creativity and its legacy of global network clients.
published 7 months ago   read more
K-Tek Intro’s ProShot, the Multifunctional Camera Rig
News: K-Tek Intro’s ProShot, the Multifunctional Camera RigK-Tek, introduces the first, four-in-one rig that cost-effectively answers the support needs for the feature, reality, documentary, commercial, and action sports videographer. The multifunctional ProShot may be instantly configured into a Shoulder Rig, Monopod, Stabilizer or High-hat, tool free, without removing the camera from the system’s baseplate. Its versatility and functionality offer a wide array of creative uses and set-ups both in studio and on location.
published 7 months ago   read more
SAP and Panasonic Launch Joint Initiative for Video-Based Sports Analytics Solutions
SAP SE and Panasonic today announced a joint initiative, the intended goal of which is to co-innovate in the area of video-based sports analytics.
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Atomos Announce Power Station at IBC 2014
Power Station allows continuous power in the field and in the studio for all production devices.
Atomos is known for delivering creative solutions to real world professional production and post production problems. Today Atomos enter the battery market with what is the most advanced power management offering in decades. Unveiling the new Power Station at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam, this new accessory means cameramen will never be left without power in the field, powering multiple devices and giving endless hot swapping of commodity camera batteries – Endless Power.
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Grass Valley Debuts New Products at IBC 2014
CopperHead, EDIUS, iControl and K-Frame to all be featured
Visitors to IBC 2014 will see a number of new products and solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. In addition to the full portfolio of proven solutions for broadcasters and media companies, Grass Valley will demonstrate CopperHead 3430AP, iControl Virtual Machine, the latest version of EDIUS 7.4 multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a sneak peek of the new K-Frame Sports package for Karrera Video Production Center—all being shown for the first time at the event. These products, which exemplify Grass Valley’s commitment to helping its customers remain future-ready, will be on display in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Freefly Systems Add Hocus Axis1 Remote Focus Capability To Their Mōvi Rigs And New Controller
News: Freefly Systems Add Hocus Axis1 Remote Focus Capability To Their Mōvi Rigs And New ControllerFreefly Systems, known for professional next-generation camera stabilizatio, have added UK Hocus Products Axis1 remote focus system control capability to their new MōVI Controller. This means that the Axis1 remote focus system can be used on the Freefly MōVI M5, M10 and M15 rigs and controlled directly from the new Freefly MōVI Controller. The Axis1 system will be on show on the Freefly stand 9.B23 at IBC2014.
published 8 months ago   read more
Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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Doc Ajay Johnson Discovers Litepanels, Anton/Bauer and Sacthler are Tuff-N-Uff
News: Doc Ajay Johnson Discovers Litepanels, Anton/Bauer and Sacthler are Tuff-N-UffCinematographer Doc Ajay Johnson recently covered Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) 20th Anniversary. The event, which took place at the Thomas and Mack center in Las Vegas, NV, featured six championship contests, as well as the finals of Tuff-N-Uff women’s strawweight tournament. Armed with a Sony F5, Johnson carefully selected the appropriate accompanying gear to capture a full night of action-packed amateur MMA fights.
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British Touring Cars Get On-Board With Videosys
News: British Touring Cars Get On-Board With VideosysVideosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced its support of UK OB specialists Cloudbass to supply onboard camera and video transmission systems for HD coverage of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
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Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas Rist
News: Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas RistWhen cinematographer Thomas Rist, geared up to shoot an in-store promotional video for shoe maker London Kate’s Get High on Heels campaign, he used the opportunity to try out the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses. The dynamic music video-style promo featured renowned choreographer Ferly Prado performing cool dance moves on a downtown L.A. rooftop and in the L.A. River Basin.
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IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on Polecam
News: IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on PolecamPolecam Systems will show their signature Polecam range of lightweight carbon fibre jibs and remote heads at IBC 2014, hugely popular and used increasingly in program making world wide, and will also be showing an ancilliary product that has been commercially successful in its own right, the Resolve Optics Z10 HDcf zoom lens.
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iPro Lenses Used to Shoot Bentley Mulsanne Spot
When Austin Reza, Creative Director for Reza & Co. was commissioned to conceive and produce a commercial for luxury car maker Bentley’s new Mulsanne model, the fact that the automobile included Apple-centric features led him to consider shooting the project with an iPhone 5S.
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Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio
News: Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio− Specialized Connectors and Power Solutions Meet the Needs of Broadcast and Video Professionals −
Recognized as a storage and backup media technology leader, Maxell Professional Media is excited to announce the addition of new professional camera accessories to its current product portfolio. Built with the commitment to high quality and durability, the products mark Maxell's entry into the professional camera accessories market.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
published 9 months ago   read more
Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick
News: Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick633 Production Mixer and USBPre 2 Power Through in Even the Most Challenging Conditions
As an expedition-style-documentary sound mixer, David Ruddick has worked in some of Earth’s most extreme environments. From scorching heat to blistering cold, Ruddick knows the importance of having reliable gear on location. That’s why he’s made the Sound Devices 633 Production Mixer the backbone of his compact audio rig.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head to European Market
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm as it prepares for the European leg of its 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30). Continuing its professional progression in supplying the film and television industries with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads, the Australia-based camera support solutions company will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market at the show.
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Carbon VFX Turns Carter’s World Upside Down in MTV Promo
News: Carbon VFX Turns Carter’s World Upside Down in MTV Promo“Finding Carter,” MTV’s newest scripted drama series, tells the story of 16 year-old Carter’s life-changing discovery that the woman she thought was her mother actually kidnapped her when she was three years-old.
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The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPods
News: The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPodsNearly 300k Viewers Tune in for Live Broadcast Powered by The Padcaster Using Only iOS devices in Conjunction with the Newest FiLMiC Pro beta app and MXL Mics; Josh Apter Joined by Emmy Award® Winner Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger of Planet5D
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, recently teamed up with five-time Emmy Award®-winning journalist Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger, founder and CEO of planet5D, to broadcast live from Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles, which took place at The Studios at Paramount on June 6th and 7th. The first broadcast of its kind, the team created a full on multi-camera production for BeTerrific.com using iFilmmaking techniques, using iPads, iPad minis, iPhones and iPod touches as the only cameras. A total of 10 hours of footage was broadcast live throughout the weekend, with nearly 300,000 viewers tuning in.
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MōVI ™ Goes to "Video Game High School" with Freddie W
News: MōVI ™ Goes to "Video Game High School" with Freddie WFreddie Wong, co-creator and director of “Video Game High School,” discovered Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 handheld camera stabilizer for season three of the action-packed comedy web series. “The MōVI M10 allowed complete and unrestricted freedom with regard to camera movement,” he says.
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Leviathan's Kaleidoscopic Main Titles for Original Starz Series "Power" Pack Visual Heat and Soul
To create the mesmerizing :90 main title sequence for its highly anticipated new original series "Power," Starz turned to the conceptual design company Leviathan. The series premiered on Saturday, June 7th at 9pmET/PT on Starz.
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New Thrilling Dramatic Film “The Living” Uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: New Thrilling Dramatic Film “The Living” Uses Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "The Living," a new indie drama, which the Tribeca Film Institute selected to screen during the Tribeca Film Festival and which will premiere at the prestigious Manhattan Film Festival, was shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. DaVinci Resolve was also used for on set and final color correction.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head And Air Tripod Systems To Asian Market At Broadcast Asia 2014
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head And Air Tripod Systems To Asian Market At Broadcast Asia 2014Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head, as well as its Air Tripod System range, which includes the Air Alloy System (3001) and Air Carbon Fibre System (3005), to the Asian market for the first time at Broadcast Asia 2014 (Booth 4D2-21). Miller’s advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for cinematographers and photographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Skull Bound TV Chooses iPro for Social Media & Location Scouting
News: Skull Bound TV Chooses iPro for Social Media & Location ScoutingJim Kinsey, executive producer for Skull Bound TV, airing on the Sportsman Channel, uses the iPro Lens System to gain more versatility and quality from his iPhone’s still and video imagery.
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TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music Events
News: TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music EventsSpecialist Tackles Live Broadcast, Live Image Magnification and “Live To Tape” Projects Simultaneously in Las Vegas
TNDV has five mobile production trucks and several flypacks crossing the country every week, with production teams working across multiple cities and locations on any given day. Occasionally, the stars align and several TNDV productions converge on the same city on the same date. This was the case in April, when the company sent its two largest trucks and a flypack to Las Vegas for three shoots, each with very diverse production requirements across live TV, post and professional AV environments.
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JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaign
News: JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaignToday Pennzoil is launching a new campaign called “Born from Natural Gas” for a first-of-its-kind motor oil made from natural gas, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - the first true innovation in the category in over 35 years. To debut the product, JWT Atlanta wanted to create something just as innovative as the product itself. The result is a first-of-its-kind TV commercial shot on gaseous vapor clouds. The project took almost a year to produce due to the technical and engineering side of pulling off a commercial, live in-camera, of this magnitude.
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The Padcaster® for iPad Air Ships
Award-Winning Video Production Case Now Available for iPad Air Users
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, is now shipping its new Padcaster Air model. Featured in the Apple “Your Verse” campaign, the Padcaster was recently honored with a StudioDaily Prime Award at the National Association of Broadcasters 2014 convention for outstanding technology design. “Everyone from university students to independent filmmakers to major news networks are using the Padcaster as a tool to capture, edit and distribute their unique stories. With the iPad Air, now the world’s most advanced and capable tablet in terms of video recording, the Padcaster makes a major leap in production capabilities. People will be blown away when they see the quality of video that’s possible with the Padcaster Air,” comments Josh Apter, founder, The Padcaster.
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Blackmagic Studio Camera Is Now Available From Leading Camera Retailer Adorama
News: Blackmagic Studio Camera Is Now Available From Leading Camera Retailer AdoramaWith The World’s Largest Built-In Viewfinder, Astounding Four-Hour Battery Life, A Built-In Fiber Optic Connection and More, The Highly Anticipated Blackmagic Studio HD Camera is Now Available for Purchase at Adorama In Store and Online
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, announced it is now selling the new Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s smallest and most advanced camera for live broadcast production. Announced at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features an extremely lightweight and compact design.
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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB Show
News: Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB ShowCamera Corps reports a swarm of interest in its new Q3 compact robotic head among television production creatives attending the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Five years on from the launch of the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, Q3 is completely redesigned to offer more features, greater sensitivity and higher image quality.
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Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production Award
News: Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production AwardSee Polecam Systems at NAB 2014 on their Booth C9908
UK company Polecam Systems has announced at NAB 2014 Expo in Las Vegas a new global annual award for Outstanding Production Using a Polecam.
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RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB Demos
News: RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB DemosNAB BOOTH #N314: Seeking a high performance camera system to support NAB demos of their 4K/HD EPIC DRAGON Cinema Camera, RED Digital Cinema engineers reached out to Samaserve CTO Sal Sandoval for details on the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter systems. The demos, scheduled throughout the 4-day NAB Show, will find the DRAGON providing a live 4K feed produced at the Vizrt booth (#SL2419)’s “Virtual Studio” set that will be sent to the Snell booth (#N1820), located in separate halls, via fiber-optic cabling for viewing and live switching.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Fraunhofer HHI Enhances Cost-Effective Hybrid 3D Production with Trifocal Camera System
Fraunhofer HHI presents first After Effects plug-ins for generation of 3D from trifocal camera system at NAB 2014
NAB booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, today announced the first software environment leveraging Adobe After Effects plug-ins for trifocal camera systems. This improves the workflow for flexible 3D production and makes it even more cost effective, making it possible to produce 3D cinematography with only slightly more effort than is needed for 2D. At NAB 2014, Fraunhofer HHI is showcasing the plug-ins together with its trifocal camera developed in association with Walt Disney Production Technology, Burbank, and ARRI, Munich.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik Viewfinders
News: Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik ViewfindersManufacturer’s Popular LVDVFe Includes New Remote Control Feature; LCDVF Offers Diopter Option.
At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will showcase the full product line from Kinotehnik, a world leader in the high quality camera accessories, including newly-upgraded versions of its popular LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.
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Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory Range
News: Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the release of a new range of premium camera support gear – the Ace Accessories – to complement the established Ace product range. Ace Accessories include the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box, and can be bought individually or as a package.
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Nipros To Introduce New LCD Monitor/Viewfinders For Camera-Agnostic Rigs At NAB
News: Nipros To Introduce New LCD Monitor/Viewfinders For Camera-Agnostic Rigs At NABNAB BOOTH #N314—At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas April 5-10, Nipros, sold and supported exclusively in the Americas by full-service alliance partner Samaserve, will introduce two new combination monitor/viewfinders to its expanding line of camera conversion systems and accessories. The new 5-inch (diagonal) HDF-HR500 and HDF-500 full HD color monitors/ viewfinders are designed to mount directly to the durable and highly flexible Nipros camera agnostic HDS-300 rig which is compatible with any video camera on the market today, including 4K units from Blackmagic Design, Canon and Sony.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Atomos Announces New Distributor for China
Shriro Hong Kong Broaden Channel for Atomos
Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the sole distributor for China.
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Zacuto Announces Canon C300/500 Z-Finder for Pre-order
News: Zacuto Announces Canon C300/500 Z-Finder for Pre-orderAfter months of design and testing, Zacuto is proud to announce the release of a hi-res Z-Finder viewfinder and accompanying accessories specific to the Canon C300 and C500. They offer quick setup, lightweight Recoil design, sturdy handles, a new-to-market ‘helmet’ cage and an innovative cold shoe clamping mount. The Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder is not only a unique focusing tool but also aids with stabilization and enables balanced, comfortable handheld shooting.
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Polecam Systems Launch Polecam Professional Pack PPP at NAB 2014, and Showcase Partnered Antelope PICO High Speed Minicam
News: Polecam Systems Launch Polecam Professional Pack PPP at NAB 2014, and Showcase Partnered Antelope PICO High Speed MinicamSee the Polecam Rigs and the Polecam Team on Their Booth, #C9908 at NAB 2014, LVCC in Las Vegas, Exhibition 7th – 10th April 2014
Polecam Systems will launch new products at NAB 2014 including the Polecam Professional Pack, PPP, providing an enhanced ‘out of the box’ solution for those looking to hit the ground running with a camera-ready highly specified and flight cased Polecam bundle at a professional level.
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NAB Debut For Samaserve & Nipros Camera System
News: NAB Debut For Samaserve & Nipros Camera SystemNAB BOOTH #N314: At the upcoming 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in April, Samaserve, the exclusive North and South American sales and support company for the Nipros line of camera-agnostic systems and accessories, will show attendees how to get the most out of their 4K digital cinema cameras while simultaneously producing a 4K and full (1920x1080p) high-definition production.
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MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology Series
News: MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology SeriesMatthews Studio Equipment announces that several of MSE’s MAX Menace Arms have take up residence on the new ABC series "Mixology," shot by cinematographer Mike Mayers. “'Mixology' follows 10 characters through one single night in a trendy Manhattan bar called Mix,” explains Mayers. “We meet our characters and then learn their history through a whirlwind flashback that carries us to the present moment in the bar. Filming the flashbacks was both fun and challenging. I set up the flashback unit to be a comedy SWAT team with minimal resources by substantial capabilities. Filming the flashbacks proved to be a visual challenge because our resources are so limited. That’s where MAX comes in.”
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AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’
News: AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’When New York-based filmmakers Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild teamed up to produce “Tree Man”, an independent documentary focusing on an Upper West Side Christmas tree vendor, they knew the project would be a challenge. Many of their desired shoot locations had limited access, and there was a very small, fixed window of time to capture all the necessary scenes: the few weeks leading up to Christmas. Additionally, the film’s modest budget topped out at around $100,000; 20% of which was raised though a Kickstarter campaign.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!Tim Webber, visual effects supervisor for blockbusters including "Avatar," "The Dark Knight" and the recent mega-film "Gravity" joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the behind the scenes of "Gravity" and shares his experience creating one of the most technically challenging films in cinema’s history.
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Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ Documentary
News: Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ DocumentaryDIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX Help First-Time Film Director Capture Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Russian DJ
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, has recently gone deep into the world of a well-known Russian Techno DJ with French/Russian director Anatoly Ivanov for his first full-length documentary, "Kvadrat." Ivanov had always worked as a still photographer until friends proposed he give cinema a try. After several experiments using video that often incorporated Anton/Bauer batteries, Ivanov came across well-known Russian Techno DJ Andrey Pushkarev, of DeepMix.ru fame, who agreed to be the focus of Ivanov’s first documentary. The two began their collaboration in February 2011 and have since spent two and a half years on the pre-production, production and post-production processes.
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Switronix PocketBase - Now Available For EL20 Batteries
Switronix is very excited to announce that they have added a new product to their PocketBase line, the PKT-BASE-EL20.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For Polecam
News: Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For PolecamPedestal Television’s engineering brand, Bosher is proud to announce the arrival of the new Bosher levelling system for Polecam, the highly regarded single operator lightweight camera jib.
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Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"
News: Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan Selects DIONIC 90 Batteries to Power the All-Digital Film’s Production
When faced with the task of recreating writer/director Kanen Flowers’ cyber-punk superhero world on screen for the upcoming all-digital indie film "Hero Punk," DP/Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan knew he would need a lot of peripherals to power up his rig. That’s why Rogan relies on portable power solutions from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries.
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Trusscam Trolly Mounted Gyro-Stabilized Camera System Available at Pictorvision
News: Trusscam Trolly Mounted Gyro-Stabilized Camera System Available at PictorvisionPictorvision introduces, TrussCam by Camera Special Systems, the latest innovation to enable creative and dynamic coverage for stadium, arena, courts, theatres and other events. This one-of-a-kind trolley mounted, gyro-stabilized camera system provides previously impossible shots in large venues. The versatile system features a camera mounted on a completely wireless trolley, which runs on standard 290mm truss.
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Atomos Announces New Distributor for Hong Kong
Shriro take on Smart Production Tools
Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the distributor for Hong Kong.
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Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”
News: Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”Markerless Motion Capture Solution Rises to the Occasion for Pivotal Sequence Set in Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena
The summer blockbuster “Now You See Me”, which has grossed more than $350 million USD worldwide since Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE (NYSE: LGF) company, released the film in the US, features several complex visual effects sequences created by Montreal-based studio Rodeo VFX. But none proved more challenging than a key scene set at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – aided immeasurably by iPi Soft’s markerless motion capture solution iPi Motion Capture.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras, tracking systems and camera support systems, showcases its Q-Ball robotic camera system at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 this week — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. Q-Ball offers a robust, high-level mini-cam system with excellent performance in the most demanding remote-camera applications.
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LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
News: LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now AvailableOffers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
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Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror Flick
News: Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror FlickFor writer/producer/director Robert Palmer, the idea behind "I Am Alone," starring Gareth David Lloyd, began as a simple horror film video diary, but as the story developed, Palmer and partner Michael A. Weiss realized that the concept behind this project would allow them to push the boundaries of both reality TV and horror films. A mention in “Entertainment Weekly” discussing their Kickstarter campaign gave them a boost, a promotion party in Montrose, Colorado gave them visibility – and they raised the modest budget they required. Going in, however, they knew their package had to be minimal, not only because of budget but also due to the hard to get to locations in the wilds of Colorado. That’s where Litepanels Sola 4 and Inca 6 LEDs came in.
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SAE Selects Steadicam Products and Teaching Techniques for Educational Curriculum
SAE Institute standardizes course offerings, teaching next-generation Imagemakers cinematography techniques using world-class industry technology from Steadicam
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, today announced the launch of its new Steadicam® Authorized Education Curriculum in conjunction with the SAE Institute, a multinational organization with more than 55 campuses around the world. Known for its hands-on education in media and creative arts, the SAE Institute integrated specialized Steadicam curriculum into its overall course offering, providing students a structured lesson plan in the techniques of Steadicam operation coupled with hands-on experience using the latest award-winning Steadicam camera stabilization gear.
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BlackcamSystems Add Dynamic Moves to Music Competitions, Rising Dance Stars, and Live Events
News: BlackcamSystems Add Dynamic Moves to Music Competitions, Rising Dance Stars, and Live EventsFrom TV show competitions to music festivals, from car shows to movie premiers, BlackcamSystems are on the scene. By customizing its various systems for diverse uses, Blackcam remote-controlled camera tracking systems allow for unique coverage from all angles.
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A Common Thread’s Brendan Williams Directs Campaign Launching Rite Aid’s Wellness 65+ Program
News: A Common Thread’s Brendan Williams Directs Campaign Launching Rite Aid’s Wellness 65+ ProgramThree new spots focus on seniors having fun.
A Common Thread’s Brendan Williams has directed a new campaign for Rite Aid that presents beautifully-crafted portraits of seniors who are healthy and having fun. Three new spots, conceived by Marc USA, promote Rite Aid’s newly-launched Wellness 65+, a first-of-its-kind customer loyalty program for seniors.
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Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol Bags
News: Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol BagsJonah Kessel, a visual journalist based in Beijing, works mainly freelance. Profound documentaries, well-researched reports, and an eye for the extraordinary are what set Kessel apart from others. He was recently on the go for "Myanmar Emerges," a documentary for the GlobalPost about the budding democracy in what was once Burma. In addition to his documentary work, Kessel is part of the video team for the New York Times, for which the US-born cinematographer reports on China (his adopted country) and beyond. Together with his team, Kessel won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 in the category "Explanatory Reporting" for the New York Times report "iEconomy." To protect his equipment, he depends upon the Digibag DSLR Camera Bag (PD221) and the Deca Tripod Cage (PT701) by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Delivers the Image Quality, Mobility, and Low-Light Capture Needed for the Independent Feature "Cold Turkey"
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Delivers the Image Quality, Mobility, and Low-Light Capture Needed for the Independent Feature "Cold Turkey"“In the true tradition of independent film, "Cold Turkey" is a dialogue- and character-driven movie,” explained director of photography Lucas Lee Graham. “We wanted an intimate, personal look with a really shallow depth of field and nice portraiture so that the visual emphasis would be on the characters and what they were doing.” Graham added that the film also needed to be shot inside an actual home in Pasadena, California, and include minimal lighting and night scenes. For Graham, the solution to all of these challenges was to shoot "Cold Turkey" using an EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, along with an assortment of Canon EF L-Series prime and zoom lenses.
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Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with Muse
News: Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MuseFor alternative rock band Muse’s 2nd Law World Tour, cinematographer Matt Hayslett needed to choose his equipment carefully in order to keep up with fast-paced life on the road. The Grammy-winning group, which has played for packed houses in its native England and throughout Europe, is currently touring North America. Some of Muse’s most recent hits include “Survival,” the theme song for the London Summer Games, and “Madness,” the theme song for TBS/TNT’s March Madness, for which the group broke the record for Billboard’s longest #1 alternative airplay song. For its latest endeavor, Muse selected Hayslett to film a documentary about life on tour. “The band really wanted to invite fans behind the scenes for the first time, at the height of their career,” Hayslett explains. “Since I’d shot the trailer and video material for their album release, with the blessing of Warner Bros. Records, they brought me in to do just that.
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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Provides Artistic Liberty for Shooting Commercials
News: Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Provides Artistic Liberty for Shooting CommercialsIt was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution to this challenge was to rely on the exceptional HD image quality and extraordinary low-light performance of the highly mobile EOS C300 digital cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Polecam Growth Continues With 500th Rig Sale
News: Polecam Growth Continues With 500th Rig SaleSee Polecam on the Polecam Systems stand 10.C49 at IBC2013 exhibition, RAI Centre, Amsterdam September 13–17
UK company Polecam Systems announced at IBC 2013 exhibition today the sale of Polecam rig number 500 to South Korean broadcaster MBC. The sale was made just prior to the show via local distributor Green Trading.
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Panasonic Presents New Ultra Wide Angle Camera At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents New Ultra Wide Angle Camera At IBC ‘13Ultra Wide Panoramic HD Images Make The Camera System Ideal For Capturing Sports Events
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announces its new Ultra Wide Angle Camera at IBC 2013. This camera consists of a unique panoramic video shooting system which combines four AW-HE120cameras. The Ultra Wide Angle Camera is capable of producing panoramic images in HD quality making it ideal for capturing sports games and events.
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Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘134K Technology, Cloud-Based Workflow, And AVC-Ultra Camera Innovations To Be Unveiled
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is present at IBC ’13 with a wide range of innovating professional camera solutions. The diversity of the new camera technology on display is set to speak to a diverse group of broadcast professionals. Panasonic is showing 4K technology, its first AVC-ULTRA handheld camera and cloud-based wireless workflow implementations. The company also announces its revolutionary Ultra Wide Angle Camera, a multipurpose AVCCAM camera recorder, a 2 M/E live production switcher, new applications for its HD micro cameras as well as some interesting partnerships in AVC-ULTRA storage and visual radio.
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BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBC
News: BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBCAt IBC 2013, BlackcamSystem introduces compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems that are ideal for capturing unique perspectives from angles previously unreachable by conventional handheld, tripod, or full-sized remote-controlled camera support systems.
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MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’
News: MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’MTh (Motion Theory) directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi teamed up to crown international popstar Katy Perry as ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in the new music video for her biggest ever #1 smash hit, “Roar.” Inspired by the song’s message of empowerment, Hall and Kudsi conceived the almost 5-minute epic as an homage to adventures and legends in the vein of Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe and comic book heroine Sheena.
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BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBC
News: BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBCAt IBC 2013, BlackcamSystem introduces compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems that are ideal for capturing unique perspectives from angles previously unreachable by conventional handheld, tripod, or full-sized remote-controlled camera support systems.
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Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking Bad
News: Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking BadWhen Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC prepped for the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," creator Vince Gillian, Sony and AMC, as well as the entire cast and crew threw their full support behind him. This series, which has been nominated for 100-plus awards and won 43 — including three nominations for outstanding cinematography — was going to go out with a bang.
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Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"
News: Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"Emmy Award-Nominated Sound Mixer Relies on Sound Devices Mixers and Recorders
When Production Sound Mixer Darryl L. Frank, CAS, takes to the set of the critically acclaimed AMC series "Breaking Bad" to capture the hit drama’s dynamic sound, he turns to the 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 442 Production Mixer and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T from Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production. He and his team were recently recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, for their work on the show.
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OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot
News: OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger SpotWhile filming his second commercial spot for the upscale fast-food Southeast-based company, Backyard Burger, Jon Chema faced both a tight budget and the challenge of wrangling a real live untrained cow. “When I saw the storyboards, I saw that we would be shooting at the top of an overlook as morning fog rolled in and the sun rose on our location outside of Nashville. I realized the cow wasn’t going to stand still, so I had to have a set-up that was steady and mobile at the same time. That’s why OConnor’s 1030D, O-Box, O-Grips and Follow Focus supporting our RED Epic with Zeiss Super Speed lenses was simply a must.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for FOX Sports 1 Debut Commercial
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used to complete FOX Sports 1’s premier commercial “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
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Learn: Switronix FlyPack
Our newest power product is the FlyPack Power Distributor. Much like the JetPack, the FlyPack is an all in one power distributor, featuring an all aluminum chassis, with three 1/4-20 threads on the back for easy mounting.
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32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”
News: 32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and practical and visual effects services to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has provided a number of practical effects for “Elysium.” The film, from TriStar Pictures in association with Media Rights Capital, opened # 1 this weekend at the box office.
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Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video Projects
News: Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video ProjectsMSE Helps Pechanga Promos Get Millions of Views on YouTube and More
Pechanga Resort & Casino recently began shooting another series of video content for the popular round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world. Essential to capturing the excitement that is Pechanga, according Cinematographer Mark Stock, is “MSE equipment. Their stuff is built like a tank, which is important when you shoot in an environment like a casino. We’re often working near guests, so we need gear that is going to be safe and reliable.”
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Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5
News: Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5Production 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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