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Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder
Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K CamcorderAfter a lengthy career in broadcast ENG and EFP, in 2002 videographer/editor Jeffrey Kaufer established his own production company, Kaufer Productions, serving Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area. For the past year, Kaufer has been utilizing Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld on a variety of corporate projects for large companies including United Way, Boston Scientific and Xcel Energy.
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Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Broadcast TV group uses Facebook Live to extend reach and connect with viewers
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Meredith Corporation’s broadcast television group, a publicly held media and marketing services company based in Des Moines, Iowa, has chosen the Wirecast Gear appliance to enable its stations to stream breaking news and news-related content directly to Facebook Live.
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Camera Corps Makes Tracks to BVE 2017
Camera Corps Makes Tracks to BVE 2017Camera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems, will promote its innovative products and services during Broadcast Video Expo at the London ExCel from Tuesday February 28 through Thursday March 2. Exhibiting on stand P14, the Camera Corps team will be hosting equipment demonstrations for stand visitors for the duration of the show.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! Series
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED!, an original shortform comedy series from Wraptastic Productions premiering March 6, 2017 exclusively on Amazon. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Chris Sobchack, executive producer, to handle the entire post production process.
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OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack delivers the best active tracking solution ever built, with the lowest deployment cost for theme park scaled VR experiences
OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3.
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Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post has completed picture post on TABOO, a major new BBC drama series starring Tom Hardy, using DaVinci Resolve Studio together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. P Baker and Scott Free Productions and distributed by Sonar Entertainment, TABOO is a tale of intrigue and revenge, where a haunted man, James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), newly returned to 1814 London after ten years in Africa, discovers that his father has left him a mysterious legacy.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ Cameras
Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Oregon City Christian Church is using two KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras to produce weekly live streaming coverage of one of its Sunday morning services. Before the new cameras, OCC had been using only a single camera in the back of the church to stream its services.
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Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic Design
Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2017 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its Pocket Cinema Camera digital film camera, as well as its DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading and finishing solution, were used on some of this year’s Oscar nominated films, including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight.”
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Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras
Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamerasBand Pro Film & Digital, who for over 30 years has provided new products and solutions for the professional production market from offices in Burbank, New York City, Munich and Tel Aviv, has invested in VariCam LT 4K cinema cameras and the BT-4LH310 4K production monitor.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam Systems will be exhibiting at BVE Expo 2017 on Camera Corps’ stand #P14 at London ExCel, 28thFebruary- 2nd March 2017
Polecam Systems and Camera Corps (part of the Vitec group) will continue to develop their long standing symbiotic professional relationship by co-exhibiting with each other at this year’s eagerly awaited BVE Expo at London ExCel.
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Sigma to Unveil Four Brand New Global Vision Lenses at CP+
Sigma to Unveil Four Brand New Global Vision Lenses at CP+Sigma Corporation today announced its brand new Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses to be introduced at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan.
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Barnfind Announces Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades for NAB
Barnfind Announces Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades for NAB
Barnfind Continues Role as Champion of Fiber Transport with Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades to Core Solution Series to be Introduced at NAB 2017
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, continues its role as Champion of Fiber Transport with the announcement that they plan to bring numerous new and enhanced products to NAB 2017 in North Hall, Booth N5111. Additions and upgrades include significant features to enhance the Company’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families with control and configuration upgrades and additional functionality.
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WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday Tour
WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday TourBlackmagic Design today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) relies on Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers for all of its audio post production needs, including audio post production on the recent Smackdown Holiday Tour. The WWE’s VP of Post Production, Chris Argento, and his team have used Fairlight to help deliver tens of thousands of broadcast, online and social media projects across the WWE’s numerous properties.
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Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Compact and Lightweight MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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NEW CANON EOS REBEL T7i AND EOS 77D CAMERAS POSSESS STUNNING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
NEW CANON EOS REBEL T7i AND EOS 77D CAMERAS POSSESS STUNNING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
New DSLR Additions are Joined by New Compact EF-S Lens and Canon’s First-Ever Remote Utilizing Bluetooth®Technology3
Developed and designed to meet the varying needs of entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new additions to the celebrated EOS system – the EOS Rebel T7i DSLR camera, which adds to the popular Rebel series of entry-level DSLR cameras, and the EOS 77D DLSR camera, which represents a new category of cameras for advanced amateur photographers. Canon also introduced today the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, as well as added functionality for the Canon Connect Station CS100.
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SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
Plus Powerful New Lens Calibration System
Andersson Technologies LLC has released SynthEyes 1702, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. SynthEyes 1702 introduces two major new features: direct native omnidirectional 360°VR solving, and a new lens calibration system. 360VR solving is now integrated deeply into the SynthEyes solver, so that 360VR shots are solved without conversion to linear format. With the direct native approach, shots are tracked in the 360VR image format, and that omnidirectional data drives the solution.
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Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
New model incorporates latest HITACHI CMOS imaging technology to deliver superior performance in challenging LED lighting environments
Continuing its tradition of providing outstanding video acquisition quality across a diverse array of production environments, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera.
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Canon CarePAK PLUS: Accidental Damage Protection Expanded to Protect Precious Memories Too!
Canon CarePAK PLUS: Accidental Damage Protection Expanded to Protect Precious Memories Too!Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Data Recovery to Canon CarePAK PLUS! The cost-effective and easy-to-use CarePAK PLUS accidental coverage plan provides up to four years of service and support from the date of purchase for Canon products including cameras, binoculars, camcorders, printers, and projectors.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New Features
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New FeaturesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and LT cinema cameras and VariCam HS high-speed 1080P camera that includes additional ProRes codecs and HD-SDI Monitor output improvements. The firmware upgrade (Ver. 7.0) for the VariCam 35 and HS and Ver. 5.0 upgrade for VariCam LT can be downloaded now at this URL - http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/index.html.
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Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Second factory site will be used for assembly of hand-crafted lenses
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has confirmed that it is planning to open a second factory less than two miles from its current Leicester premises in order to keep up with growing demand for its award-winning lenses, as well as to facilitate the development and manufacture of new ranges. The new facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, is expected to increase output by 25%.
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AJA Ships Video Over IP to HDMI Bridge
AJA Ships Video Over IP to HDMI Bridge
New IPR-1G-HDMI IP Video and Audio to HDMI Converter Available Now
AJA Video Systems today released IPR-1G-HDMI, a new Mini-Converter designed to convert JPEG 2000 IP video and audio streams to HDMI. IPR-1G-HDMI converts VSF TR-01 and other JPEG 2000 over MPEG2-TS formats for output on a full-size HDMI 1.4 interface. The rugged, fanless Mini-Converter supports a range of HD and SD formats, and is designed for several point-of-use applications -- including source monitoring, digital signage and video walls.
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AJA Ships HELO H.264 Streaming and Recording Device
AJA Ships HELO H.264 Streaming and Recording DeviceAJA Video Systems today released HELO, its portable new H.264 streaming and recording device. Combining 3G-SDI and HDMI I/O into one standalone appliance, HELO allows users to stream video signals directly to Web Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) while simultaneously encoding and recording H.264 files to an SD card, USB drive or network-based storage with the push of a button.
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Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Shot with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Content studio Malka Media (Hoboken, NJ) is currently shooting an episodic digital series about Jersey City’s St. Anthony High School and its legendary basketball coach, Bob Hurley with VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. SHOWTIME will debut "Legacy: Bob Hurley" in six weekly installments exclusively on SHO.com and the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel (@shosports) beginning Monday, Feb. 20.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Cameras
Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K CamerasHollywood Rivera Studios (Torrance, CA), specializing in eSports productions, live in-studio shows, mobile production truck rentals and more, has purchased sixPanasonic AK-UC3000 4K studio/EFP cameras. According to company owner Rolando Nichols, "The UC3000 camera systems deliver the convenience of a live multi-camera system with the cinematic look our clients are looking for, while at the same time they prepare us for 4K production."
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Sony Electronics introduces two new lenses for their popular line of E-mount interchangeable lens cameras
Sony Electronics introduces two new lenses for their popular line of E-mount interchangeable lens cameras
Sony's new lenses include an FE 100mm F2.81 STF GM OSS mid-telephoto prime lens and a new compact, lightweight FE 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens
/PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced two new lenses for their popular line of E-mount interchangeable lens cameras.
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Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera, True 4K Camera, 8K Camera and Monitor, 4K Monitors, HC-HD300, HDR Options, and More Will Be Shown
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Canon EOS DSLR Cameras and EF Lenses Touch Down on the Sidelines Of The Big Game In Houston
Canon EOS DSLR Cameras and EF Lenses Touch Down on the Sidelines Of The Big Game In HoustonOn February 5th, top sports photographers from across the country gathered in Houston to cover the Big Game between the teams from New England and Atlanta. With an estimated 75 percent* of the photographers in the Houston stadium using Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. In addition to the EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses on the sidelines, Canon’s line of HD broadcast lenses were also used extensively to help deliver the game to more than 110 million television viewers.
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ATEME Powers the First UHD VR Experience for Super Bowl LI
ATEME Powers the First UHD VR Experience for Super Bowl LI
UHD Near-live End-to-End VR Solution
ATEME announced today that its advanced video compression technology will be used for the VR near-live coverage in Ultra High Definition (UHD) of the upcoming Sunday's ultimate football showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, in partnership with Fox Sports and LiveLike. Altogether, they're teaming up to offer a virtual and interactive lounge during the game that presents highlights from the game in near real-time via the Fox Sports VR app for iOS and Android devices. Thus, each viewer equipped with a VR handset can experience the game in the same way as if they were sitting in a VIP lounge in the stadium.
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Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid tools and workflows help enable FOX Sports’ production teams to collaborate remotely, maximize their media assets and engage viewers with compelling content across multiple platforms, including immersive VR experiences
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media will play a key role during FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LI, taking place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Avid solutions will enable FOX Sports to facilitate collaboration between production teams located over a thousand miles apart, give all editors immediate access to the footage they need, and create an immersive virtual reality experience for viewers as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYON
Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYONBlackmagic Design today announced that London-based effects studio Lexhag deployed Fusion Studio on ITV’s THE HALCYON, using the comprehensive VFX suite from Blackmagic Design to help plan and produce subtle, believable visual effects for the wartime drama series. VFX supervisor on THE HALCYON was Lexhag co founder, Alexis Haggar, who decided to make use of Fusion Studio and planning component Generation throughout the pipeline, from pre- production to the final render, including live compositing work for on set look development.
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GoPro® Karma™ quadcopter drone returns
GoPro® Karma™ quadcopter drone returns
Hollywood in a Backpack: The Ultimate Aerial, Hand-Held, Wearable Stabilization Solution for the GoPro Community, On Sale Now in Limited Quantities at GoPro.com and Select U.S. Retailers
/PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. today announced the company's drone and versatile stabilization solution, Karma, is now on sale at GoPro.com and select U.S. retailers. Initial shipments will be limited but production is expected to ramp quickly. Karma will be available in international markets in the Spring.
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AXS TV Adds FS4 to Boost Audio, Fiber and Embed/De-Embed Support in Broadcast Truck Loaded with AJA Pro Kit
AXS TV Adds FS4 to Boost Audio, Fiber and Embed/De-Embed Support in Broadcast Truck Loaded with AJA Pro KitAJA has been a trusted technology partner to AXS TV and its predecessor, HDNET, since the inception of the network. For 15 years, AJA’s Ki Pro family of record/playback devices, as well as KONA video cards, FS frame synchronizers, and Mini-Converters have been used in heavy rotation across the network’s various production trucks, vans, and flight packs.
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Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Commercial for popular Japanese fashion company nano・universe was created in-house with an URSA Mini 4K camera and graded with DaVinci Resolve.
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K was used to shoot popular Japanese fashion company and retailer nano・universe’s “Anti Soaked” TV commercial. Color correction for the commercial was also done with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.
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SIXTY Delivers Two New Virtual Studios to Norway’s TV 2
SIXTY Delivers Two New Virtual Studios to Norway’s TV 2TV experience company Sixty has delivered two new virtual studios to the Norwegian broadcasting company TV 2. The physical set is supplemented by real-time graphics and animations, enriching the presentation and increasing and adding to viewer engagement. The two new studios enable TV 2 to enhance almost any content, providing valuable flexibility.
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Hasselblad announces change of management structure
Hasselblad announces change of management structure
Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, today announced that Perry Oosting, CEO, will step down from his role by the end of this month.
Having guided Hasselblad to stability, strong sales as well as the partnership with aerial camera company DJI, CEO Perry Oosting has accomplished what he was asked to achieve and has decided to step down from his operational responsibilities and return to a role as advisor to the board.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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ARRI at 100: proud of the past and confident in the future
ARRI at 100: proud of the past and confident in the future
ARRI celebrates 100 years in 2017 From Munich to the World
As its centenary year gets underway, ARRI looks back at its rich history, assesses the values and principles that have helped it reach this milestone anniversary, and sets its sights firmly on the future.2017 marks 100 years since August Arnold and Robert Richter rented a small former shoemaker’s store in Munich and set up shop as a film technology firm. The two young friends started with just one product: a copying machine they built on a lathe Richter had received as a Christmas present from his parents. Taking the first two letters of their surnames, they christened their new enterprise ARRI.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Attendees invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will have on hand the full line-up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including the new groundbreaking 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses, as well as the brand new Cinema lens line at the WPPI 2017 Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017 (booth 129). Taking product demonstrations to a whole new level, attendees are invited to the Sigma Studio to test-drive, on their own cameras, any Sigma Global Vision lenses on hand, including the brand new 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses. Sigma Global Vision lenses will also be available for an overnight “off the show floor” test-drive.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIER
DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIERFrontier is a Canadian historical drama that chronicles the North American fur trade in the late 1700s. The six-part series, which stars Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle and Jessica Matten, is the Discovery Channel’s first original scripted production and was acquired by Netflix for international distribution.
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National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic Design
National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and numerous other products were used for live streaming and archival footage during the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
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Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design Workflow
Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that Atomic Imaging, a Chicago-based production company, provided a variety of live event AV services for the Former President Obama’s nationally televised farewell speech. Atomic Imaging used a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products, with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel at the heart of the production.
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BVE 2017 Preview: ATG Danmon
BVE 2017 Preview: ATG Danmon
See ATG Danmon on stand G39 at BVE 2017, London, February 28 to March 2
ATG Danmon will promote its full range of systems integration services on stand G39 at BVE 2017 in London. These include consultancy, project planning, workflow design, system installation, testing and commissioning, documentation, training and technical support.
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TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Parton's SMOKY MOUNTAIN RISE Telethon
TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Parton's SMOKY MOUNTAIN RISE Telethon
Mobile production specialist manages all production elements for star-studded live television event to aid victims of East Tennessee wildfires
Nashville-based mobile production specialist TNDV recently gave back to its community on a project that hit close to home, delivering turnkey production services for country music superstar Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon to aid families affected by the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires that began in late November. Working within an extraordinarily short timeline, TNDV provided production and uplink trucks, equipment, crews and expertise while managing all key video, audio and lighting elements for the live television event.
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Filmworkers, Nashville, Edits and Posts GARTH BROOKS: YANKEE STADIUM LIVE in 4K
Filmworkers, Nashville, Edits and Posts GARTH BROOKS: YANKEE STADIUM LIVE in 4K
Adam Little edits and Jimmy Cadenas colors 2-hour concert special, produced and directed by Jon Small for AT&T’s Audience Network.
Filmworkers, Nashville, provided editorial and post-production finishing services for Garth Brooks: Yankee Stadium Live, a 2-hour concert special that recently debuted on AT&T’s Audience Network. Produced and directed by Jon Small, the special was captured, finished and broadcast in 4K and documents the superstar musician’s two sold out shows from last summer, the first ever concerts for a country artist at Yankee Stadium, and Brooks’ first appearance in New York City in 19 years. Filmworkers’ Adam Little edited the show; Colorist Jimmy Cadenas applied the final color grade.
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Steve Holyhead Joins AJA as Senior Product Manager
Steve Holyhead Joins AJA as Senior Product Manager
Industry Veteran Brings More than Twenty Years of Industry Experience to New Role
AJA Video Systems has hired Steve Holyhead as the new Senior Product Manager for desktop products, based in the company's Grass Valley, Calif. headquarters. Steve joins AJA from Fox Broadcasting Company where he most recently served as Director of Technical Operations. He brings a wealth of experience into this role, having worked in senior positions both client-side in production, and with technology developers that include Avid and Discreet (now Autodesk).
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Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for StadiumBlackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects of video production across its Academy Stadium, which is located at its elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy.
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Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo
Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo/PRNewswire/ Demonstrating the high quality of its capture-to-print solution, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that it will be in attendance for the 18th Annual West Coast Art and Frame Expo and National Conference, held at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from Monday, January 23(rd) to Wednesday, January 25(th).
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Suitcase TV to feature Iphrame Flyaway Production System at BVE 2017
Suitcase TV to feature Iphrame Flyaway Production System at BVE 2017
BVE 2017, Stand E34, 28 February – 2 March 2017
Suitcase TV Ltd, a leading broadcast IP-based technology developer, today announced that it will feature Iphrame Flyaway, a major advance in the capabilities of compact, powerful IP-based production systems at BVE 2017, 28 February - 2 March.
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Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017Thanks to the worldwide success of the StarliteHD-5 ARRI monitor which interfaces to and controls the ARRI Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras, Transvideo now launches the StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor-recorder with advanced camera control capabilities. The StarliteRF-a is a variation of Transvideo's 5'' Oled wireless monitor-recorder with advanced features for remote control of ARRI's Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras.
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Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
See Mo-Sys on stand 133 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Mo-Sys Engineering, designer and manufacturer of innovative camera technology products for the film and broadcast industries will launch StarTracker - hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017.
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Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017
Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017Camera Corps, the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of speciality camera systems, reports a flying start to 2017, partnering with IMG Productions in a highly innovative project for the BDO World Darts Championships.
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BYU-Hawaii Starts Path to Ultra HD with HITACHI SK-UHD4000 4K Cameras
BYU-Hawaii Starts Path to Ultra HD with HITACHI SK-UHD4000 4K Cameras
Cameras’ multi-format flexibility, affordability and ease of use let university shoot and archive in 4K today, while preparing for full 4K workflows in the future
Taking its first step towards a 4K production future, Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-Hawaii) has purchased four SK‑UHD4000 ultra high definition (UHD) studio and field cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide superior-quality video acquisition for its diverse projects and long-term content archives.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA TO SHOW DSMC2 CAMERAS AT BSC EXPO 2017
RED DIGITAL CINEMA TO SHOW DSMC2 CAMERAS AT BSC EXPO 2017
RED Collaborates with Cinematgrapher MICHAEL SNYMAN To Showcase his Approach to Filming the Highly-Acclaimed Television Series “THE NIGHT MANAGER”
RED Digital Cinema will be exhibiting at the BSC Expo (booth #223) in Battersea, London, from Feburary 3-4. Those visiting RED’s booth can interact with RED’s DSMC2TM cameras including, RED EPIC-W TM and WEAPON® 8K S35, which feature RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™. Additional RED cameras will be on display in the Cirrolite, Cooke Optics, Fujinon, Schneider, and Zeiss booths.
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RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
Filmmakers Lounge Features Panel Discussions and Innovative Technology
RED, Atomos, G-Technology and Teradek will host the Digital Workflow House from Jan. 22-23 during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, Utah. The Digital Workflow House is a two-day event featuring exclusive discussions with creative and technical industry leaders, hands-on interaction with innovative technology, and networking opportunities for attendees.
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Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Beech Studios puts the Sachtler Video 18 S2 to the test in Greenland’s backcountry
Going days without a shower, eating dehydrated food for weeks, feeling the stab of unforgiving, glacial wind in subzero temperatures – just a few of the things you deal with exploring the great outdoors. And that was the spirit of a secret production for clothing giant Jack Wolfskin. As one of the biggest outdoor apparel companies in the world specializing in reliable clothing for outdoor adventurers, Jack Wolfskin called on Beech Studios to brave the elements and bring their vision to life for the epic #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable campaign.
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AJA Releases ROI-SDI Scan Converter
AJA Releases ROI-SDI Scan ConverterAJA Video Systems' ROI-SDI scan converter began shipping today. Wrapping intuitive Region-of-Interest (ROI) controls for professional SDI sources into a portable Mini-Converter form factor, it boasts a 3G-SDI input and simultaneous 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, and facilitates incredible quality image scaling, in addition to region-of-interest and image rotation at a range of resolutions and frame rates.
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Barnfind's BarnOne Platform Serves as the Glue Connecting Stages to OB Van
Barnfind's BarnOne Platform Serves as the Glue Connecting Stages to OB Van
at China’s Tmall 2016 Double 11 Carnival Night
Barnfind’s BarnOne optical transmission matrix served as the glue connecting stages to the OB van at China’s Tmall 2016 Double 11 Carnival Night on November 10th 2016. The event, founded in 2009 and aimed at stimulating domestic demand, has evolved into an annual shopping festival featuring numerous international production teams and celebrities. The production was directed by David Hill, a top American producer whose credits include more than 20 United States Super Bowls, the 88th Oscar Night: The Academy Awards, and American Idol.
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DigitalGlue To Host RED Digital Cinema 8K Training Session in Atlanta
DigitalGlue To Host RED Digital Cinema 8K Training Session in AtlantaDigitalGlue, leading provider of equipment, integration, software development and training for the production and distribution of digital video, will be holding a RED Digital Cinema REDucation® 8K training session in its new Atlanta office located at Big Peach Studios on February 22 – 24, 2017.
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Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float
Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade FloatJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Absolute Live Productions, a streaming, production, and equipment rental company, used the JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ IP video production camera to stream live footage from a client’s float during the Rose Parade earlier this month in Pasadena, Calif.
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LitleCane: The Gadget for You to Make Cinematic Videos
LitleCane: The Gadget for You to Make Cinematic VideosPRNewswire/ Smartphone cameras are getting powerful nowadays, yet taking smooth, cinematic videos is still something that belongs to professional cameras. Smartphone gimbals are made to bridge this gap. Now a new player emerged in Kickstarter, with many claimed features to outshine its competitors -- it's LitleCane. Launched on Jan. 19(th )morning, LitleCane is a normal looking gimbal at first glance. Features include video stabilizing, auto track, HD panorama, and the ability to charge your phone while being charged at the same time.
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Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Company to Highlight Momentum at Intersec 2017
(PRNewswire) Quantum Corp today announced expansions to its storage solutions family and technology partner ecosystem for video surveillance and security. With the new Xcellis™ Application Director E, customers in low camera-count environments can now run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage. In addition, Arecont Vision, AxxonSoft and Digifort have joined the Quantum Advantage Partner™ program, enabling them to test, qualify and integrate their VMS technology with Quantum storage offerings for enhanced customer benefits. Quantum will showcase these and other developments at Intersec 2017 in Dubai, Jan. 22-24, booth SA I-23.
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Genvid Releases Revolutionary Interactive Streaming Technology for eSports Broadcasts
Integrated support for YouTube, Unreal Engine 4, and Amazon Web Services enables game developers to quickly create and drive revenue from premium eSports broadcasts
(PRNewswire) Game technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of the Genvid SDK, the first broadcast solution built to make any multiplayer game (eSports, VR, MMOs, etc.) more compelling to watch on streaming services such as YouTube.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
New additions to Axon's portfolio are helping to ease broadcasters’ transition to IP.
Axon Digital Design, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a broadcast infrastructure specialist, is attending BVE with a range of IP products and production tools that are designed to help broadcasters deal with the challenges of the move to IP.
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Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
See Transvideo and Aaton Digital on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital will showcase their latest high technology at BSC Expo 2017 on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London. The new generation Transvideo Stargate 7” high-end monitor-recorder is now available and will be on show at BSC Expo 2017. It has a 1920x1080 full HD display, and is 4K-6G compatible. Other features include inbuilt recording capability, H264 to SD cards; recording can be triggered from the camera SDI output on compatible cameras; fast path processing with immediate display capabilities with no latency: wide range of built in cinematographer-friendly tools including focus helper, peaking, markers, zoom, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, and job-oriented views.
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Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
No More Excuses: Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs, Makes Thousands of Workouts Available Via VOD
The Peloton indoor bike, the hottest technology product transforming fitness, is a must-have item for millennials, their older siblings and their parents. “Not that exercise bike sitting in the corner of your basement,” according to Fast Company, the Peloton bike powers a state-of-the-industry fitness studio that live streams 14 classes daily, all acquired with Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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Ikegami Adds Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik to Their Team
Ikegami Adds Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik to Their Team
Ikegami Names Erin Rice Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, Dave Pavlik Northern Regional Sales Manager
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators has made two personnel announcements. Erin Rice has been promoted to the position of Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, and Dave Pavlik has been named Northern Regional Sales Manager.
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Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP Camcorder
Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP CamcorderJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Goffstown TV, a PEG (public, educational, government) operation serving Goffstown, N.H., has significantly increased its coverage of local sports and improved its production workflows with the JVC GY-HM200SP sports production streaming camcorder. With its unique built-in graphics overlay, the camera has eliminated the need for a separate “scoreboard camera” during productions, which in turn eliminated sync issues that slowed post production.
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Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion with Broadcast Pix
Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion with Broadcast PixAs part of a unique partnership, students from Canadore College’s Broadcasting and Video Production program in North Bay, Ontario, use a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 2000 integrated production switcher to provide scoreboard video coverage of the North Bay Battalion hockey team at the North Bay Memorial Gardens Sports Arena. The city owns the arena, but the Canadore staff built the control room and provides engineering services for its video equipment.
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Announcing New Sennheiser Wireless Mics and Neumann Monitor Loudspeaker at NAMM
Announcing New Sennheiser Wireless Mics and Neumann Monitor Loudspeaker at NAMM
Booth performances to feature Lucy, Jaq Mackenzie, Marcus Eaton and others
At NAMM 2017, Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios with the introduction of several exciting new products. Visitors to Hall A, Booth No. 6577, will be the first to see the Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 and XS Wireless 2 radio microphone series, as well as the Neumann KH 80 DSP monitoring loudspeaker. Sennheiser will also be launching the new HD 200 Pro headphones, alongside new frequency variants for the evolution wireless 300 G3 and 500 G3 series for the USA and Canada. While exploring the latest tools for the stage and the (mobile) studio, visitors will be able to enjoy a wealth of live performances at the booth.
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Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe to Support Growing Demand for Company’s TV Post Services
Deluxe announced today that long-time Deluxe post-production sales executive Russ Robertson has returned to the company as SVP of Sales, Encore New York, to support the growing demand for its TV post services in the region. With scripted original series reaching a record number of 455 in 2016 and more shows delivering in high dynamic range (HDR) formats, Robertson’s 20 years of post experience supports content creators as they realize new revenue and creative opportunities in the global, multi-format market. He re-joins Deluxe from a year at Panavision, where he drove camera systems and production services as VP of Marketing.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime Expo
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime ExpoBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as several Blackmagic Design live production products, were used to shoot interviews, live panels and marketing videos at 2016's Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles. Organized by the nonprofit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the largest North American anime convention, garnering more than 100,000 attendees in 2016. Since its beginning in 1992, the convention has been held in locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo, and since 2008 has been hosted each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
H520 Builds Upon Yuneec's Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec's proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use.
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Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago Facility
Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago FacilityPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has opened a 13,000-square foot location in Chicago to serve a growing number of productions in the Midwest. “This new location allows Panavision to bring our support to the vibrant filmmaking community in Chicago,” said Kim Snyder, CEO and president of Panavision. “We now have 13 Panavision rental facilities throughout North America ready to serve productions with world-class filmmaking technologies and expertise.”
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Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Attendees are invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full line of professional Global Vision and Cine lenses as well as the company’s Quattro cameras and digital imaging accessories at the 2017 Imaging USA Expo, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from January 8-10, 2017 on booth 225.
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GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that its Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by director Yu Gang to shoot a series of Three Body themed web commercials starring famous Chinese actor Feng Shaofeng for the GF skincare products of Shanghai Jahwa, one of China's oldest daily used chemical companies. Inspired by the award-winning science fiction trilogy "Remembrance of Earth's Past" (aka "The Three Body Problem") by Chinese writer Liu Cixin -- in which the alien Trisolarans evolve to be able to hydrate and dehydrate their bodies to adapt to the harsh environment on their planet that is part of a stellar system with three suns.
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Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th AnniversaryIn March 2017, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses. EOS, which stands for “Electro Optical System,” is also the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn. Canon’s EOS System debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and EF lenses,1 making EOS cameras the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system, representing a new generation of Auto Focus SLR cameras.
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James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Feature-rich HDTV cameras deliver ideal combination of image quality, educational value and affordability as school upgrades instructional television studio
At James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the vision of the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) includes delivering innovative media education programs that integrate traditional concepts, values, and skills with new and evolving technologies. When the university undertook a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its television studio last year, it selected Z‑HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to give students valuable, practical experience while meeting the school’s uncompromising quality, performance and budgetary goals.
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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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Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Make the most of your DSLR camera with these must-have photography accessories from Sigma
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is the go-to for camera accessories following this holiday season’s DSLR gift giving and receiving. The Sigma line of camera accessories, which includes lenses, filters and flashes, is designed to enhance the latest DSLR cameras on the market. Offering an accessory for every photographer’s skillset and shooting situation, including architecture, portraiture, sports and wildlife photography, Sigma accessories are essential components for any photographer’s toolkit — whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or professional.
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SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
Bill Hale to lead company’s LA operations from historic Eastman Kodak building in Hollywood
SIM Group is pleased to announce Bill Hale’s role as the General Manager, SIM Digital Los Angeles to support the growth of the company’s LA division. SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services at every point in the production and post production processes, has made the appointment to support SIM Digital LA’s camera rental services in their new Hollywood facility. Recently, SIM Digital LA has worked on projects including ’12 Deadly Days,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Feud,’ ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,’ and ‘Freakish.’
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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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Imimot announces the release of Mitti, a video cue application for macOS
Imimot announces the release of Mitti, a video cue application for macOS
Mitti allows rendering to multiple screens at the same time and includes over 100 GPU-accelerated video effects
Imimot announces the release of Mitti, a video cue application for macOS, offering playback of movies and still images, also supporting other common media sources like cameras, capture cards, Syphon and NDI. The playback engine can be driven by external MTC (MIDI Timecode), LTC (Linear timecode), or SMPTE timecode, which makes Mitti synchronizable with common show control equipment and most major DAWs.
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Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
VariCam LT Cinema, AK-UC3000 Studio and AW-UE70 PTZ
A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hitsevent, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney Theatrical catalog, marked the first time this show was seen in Europe.
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WOWOW's Remake of "Cold Case" Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
WOWOW's Remake of "Cold Case" Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
The new show was delivered in both HDR and SDR versions.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the remake of the world wide hit drama series “Cold Case” was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio. The new show, graded by Tetsuji Yamashita, a Colorist /Technical Director of IMAGICA, was delivered in both HDR and SDR versions.
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Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic Design
Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that global media company Fullscreen uses several Blackmagic cameras, including three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras and four Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio cameras, as well as numerous Blackmagic Design live production products, to deliver original programming to the recently launched Fullscreen platform.
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GEOMAR Explores the Sea Floor with ToolsOnAir
GEOMAR Explores the Sea Floor with ToolsOnAirRobots are increasingly ubiquitous on land. They're on the seafloor as well, assisting scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and sending video and sensor data to the interdisciplinary institute's ship-based researchers. But ingesting, synchronizing, and managing all that video was problematic until GEOMAR's technical team introduced ToolsOnAir's just:in network-based video-ingest solution.
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Bexel Introduces New Fiber Mini Booth Kits
Bexel Introduces New Fiber Mini Booth KitsBexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has introduced a new Fiber Mini Booth Kit as a part of their strategic offerings to continue to provide industry-leading solutions in fiber optic technologies. The new Mini Booth Kit is smaller and lighter solution for interfacing the announce booth with audio, video, intercom and IFB equipment and making connections to the mobile unit.
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Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIE
Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIEOn-the-go camera operators from around the world have relied on Sachtler’s long legacy of robust tripods and rapid system set ups. While Sachtler has been a favorite among shooters working in news and documentaries, select filmmakers have also come to admire the brand’s versatility and ability to handle heavier and lighter camera rigs with a single tripod system. This includes UK-based cameraman and filmmaker Paul Cook, who relied on the new Sachtler FSB 10 System for his latest film, Magpie.
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Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Along with the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, a large number of other Blackmagic Design products were used, including four Teranex Expresses and 24 Teranex Minis used throughout each venue to convert various camera signals.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Illinois production company Upstaging Inc. built a complete IMAG and AV production using the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and a large number of other Blackmagic Design products during this year’s sold out Weezer and Panic! At the Disco summer concert tour.
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Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade RED DOG: True Blue
Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade RED DOG: True Blue
According to McClelland, images from the region in the 1960s were used as a reference for the incredible reds and oranges of the earth, the blue of distant hills, and the sage green of the Australian gum trees.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade RED DOG: True Blue, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2011’s RED DOG. McClelland graded the feature at post production studio Soundfirm’s Melbourne facility.
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NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD Camcorders
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD CamcordersNew York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts recently added 18 Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA P2 HD handheld camcorders as the standard instructional tool in the Film and Television department’s Sight and Sound Documentary classes. NYU Tisch’s acquisition of the PX270s was made possible through a donation by a parent of a Tisch student.
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Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program
Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate ProgramCartoni, the world leader is camera support, marks its 80th anniversary this year and it’s celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its “80 Years: 80+” Rebate Program.
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To shoot the ½ hour scripted comedy series for MTV, Mary + Jane, the producers at Television 360 enlisted cinematographer Charles Papert (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Key and Peele), who found that Panasonic VariCam is a great fit for moving fast and getting great images when time and resources are scarce.
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What’s that you say? An IBC that’s not only relevant, but downright exhilarating? This used to not be news, of course. However, in recent years, IBC has too often become simply an opportunity for European audiences to see products already announced at NAB. In 2016, however, the focus swings sharply to Amsterdam, especially when it comes to cameras and lenses. IBC 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic trade shows for cinematographers, broadcasters, and videographers in years. Join Creative COW Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson for a speedy overview of some of the highlights.
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One Technique for Better Live Surgical Video Broadcasts Most Creative Cow readers have probably toured television studios if not worked in one at some time or another. You know that the SCR (studio control room) is typically walled off from the stage and audience in a sound tight room, sometimes...
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It s Day Three of my real world editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the little things that are making editing in Resolve a pleasure. I know there are a lot...
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NAB 2016 : 360 and VR rigs for Blackmagic cameras by 360 Design
We were at the Supermeet in Las Vegas where we met Alx Klive of 360 Design who builds 360 rigs for the Blackmagic micro cinema camera and the Blackmagic micro Studio camera 4K. The have a 3 camera and a 4 camera model that they sell fully equipped with lens...
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