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Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café Society
Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café SocietyBaselight helps director Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro cross the bridge between film and digital for dailies and finishing
August 2016: Technicolor PostWorks New York completed the finishing on Café Society, Woody Allen’s first digital motion picture as a director, which was captured by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. The film opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in the United States last month.
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PRG Expands Rental Inventory With IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K Cameras
Leading Global Productions Solutions Provider Expands Options for Entertainment and Live Event Coverage, Adding Ikegami's CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras
Ikegami announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading provider of global productions solutions rental provider for entertainment and events, has added Ikegami HDK-95C/4K Full Digital Portable CMOS cameras to its Los Angeles-based inventory.
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O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that some of the ceremony videos, including the opening ceremony video for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, were created by Brazilian based O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio for editing and color grading, as well as Fusion 8 Studio for visual effects.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-Hur
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-HurBlackmagic Design today announced that several Micro Cinema Cameras were used by 2nd Unit DP Sergei Kozlov to capture the opening sequence of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' (MGM) and Paramount Pictures' epic action-adventure "Ben–Hur."
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Band Pro To Spotlight Lens Innovations at IBC 2016
Band Pro To Spotlight Lens Innovations at IBC 2016Band Pro Munich GMBH (German subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) has announced they will feature major lens innovations at this year’s IBC show. Band Pro can be found in Hall 12 Booth D21 at RAI Amsterdam.
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Shooting Jungle 'Down Under' and in Colombia Puts Cooke Optics' Anamorphic/i Lenses to the Test
Shooting Jungle‘Down Under’ and in Colombia puts Cooke Optics’ Anamorphic/i lenses to the Test- DP Stefan Duscio shoots Greg McLean’s psychological thriller Junglewith a classic adventure film look
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Mobile TV Group Adds 13 FUJINON Lenses to New 40HDX, Two 4K UA107x's to 39 Flex
Latest Selections Mark First U.S. Delivery of 107x Lens and Follow MTVG’s Spring Purchase of FUJINON 4K and HD Lenses
Fresh on the heels of a purchase of 12 FUJINON lenses this spring, Denver-based firm Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has added two UA107x8.4 (UA107x) 4K UHD lenses onto its 39 Flex 4K mobile unit and 13 FUJINON HD lenses to its newest 40HDX HD production truck – set to launch late next month. This recent selection marks the first delivery in the U.S. of the UA107x lens, introduced this past April at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
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Winners Announced In REDirect Award-Winning TV Production Company Deepens Talent in Original ProgrammingI
Winners Announced In REDirect Award-Winning TV Production Company Deepens Talent in Original ProgrammingIWinners Announced in REDirect Explore 2016 Contest
RED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside Television, has announced Isaac Sokol’s Into Dust as the winning short film in this year’s edition of the REDirect Explore competition. Second place went to Jesse Hoffman for The Process, and Joey Schusler’s Pedal to Peaks won the Fan Favorite category.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now AvailableNew update adds direct support for ProRes decode !Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and even more editing and color improvements. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K
Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film "Independence Day: Resurgence."
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Game on with BlackTrax
Game on with BlackTraxProtec uses BlackTrax to track robot, video and lighting at the NAS Sports opening ceremony 2016
The technical genius of Protec, working with its client and creative production agency HQ Creative, helped to kick off the fourth annual Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament with a spectacular opening ceremony. For the very first time, the ceremony was hosted by NASO, a 40 cmhigh, walking and talking robot.
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EVS to Become Backbone of IBC TV from Ingest to Playout
EVS to Become Backbone of IBC TV from Ingest to PlayoutExtending its annual partnership the official TV channel of IBC installs new EVS solutions as well as VRT-EBU LiveIP studio infrastructure
EVS has provided IBC TV with its live production technology for eight years and with each show has delivered more and more systems for the IBC show’s TV channel. At IBC2016 EVS technology will be powering the whole IBC TV infrastructure from ingest to playout as the channel also integrates infrastructure from the VRT-EBU LiveIP studio project.
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The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherThis decade-old church in Bakersfield, California, chose the Roland V-1200HD as the foundational component that will act as the video hub for a future expansion including a possible satellite location and the need to add cameras and I-MAG projection
The Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield, California, has plans for its future. The 12-year-old house of worship, whose sanctuary today accommodates 1,200 worshippers at a time – a total of 25,000 weekly across three Sunday services, is considering adding a satellite location sometime in the next year or two, which will necessitate the acquisition and integration of video cameras and I-MAG projection, something they don’t need currently thanks to an architectural design whose curved balcony makes for a pleasantly intimate worship space. But when The Bridge Bible Church makes its expansion move, its media infrastructure will be ready, thanks to the purchase earlier this year of a Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher. The Roland V-1200HD was purchased through Pacific West Sound, also in Bakersfield.
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DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35
DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35Director of Photography Luke Sauer has completed shooting the upcoming feature Lasso with Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for an early 2017 release.
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JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA #27) that produces 40 hours of news each week, arranged a high-profile test of the JVC Private MESH Video Network during the big race in late May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. According to Jeff Walker, chief engineer for WRTV, the system was able to double the HD video delivery during the race that traditional microwave equipment would have allowed.
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Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church
Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community ChurchExceptional image fidelity, feature-richness and ease of use enhance on-campus, multi-site and online video initiatives as church expands
For Water of Life Community Church, video has long been an essential component in bringing its message to local congregants and followers around the world. When the non-denominational church recently expanded with a new facility and state-of-the-art technical equipment, they chose Z‑HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the high-quality image acquisition they wanted to underpin their video initiatives.
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FUJINON Cabrio Lens Relied on for Live 4K Broadcast of Canada's iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards
Lens Mounted on Steadicam for Live Production of Outdoor Event
Bell Media, one of Canada’s premier multimedia companies, produced a live-to-air UHD broadcast of the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards(MMVAs) in downtown Toronto in June, with an extensive set up that included a 4K OB truck from Dome Productions. Along with the 4K truck from Dome, the outdoor event employed two audio mobile trucks from Broadcast Audio Services (BAS) and LiveWire Remote Recorders, an on-site broadcast control room and two audio mixing rooms. Bell Media was set on a wide-angle look but didn’t want the barrel distortion common with 2/3” sensor wide-angle lenses, so they turned to the PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens from the FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division.
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Amsterdam ArenA Improves Stadia AV Signal Routing with Blackmagic Design
Amsterdam ArenA Improves Stadia AV Signal Routing with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the home of leading Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax, Amsterdam ArenA has upgraded it’s audiovisual production capabilities with the addition of Blackmagic’s MultiView 16 and two Smart Videohub 40 x 40 video routers.
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Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA Microphones
Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA MicrophonesProduction Sound Mixer relies on d:screet Slim Microphone to provide invisible sound capture in Las Vegas
As a production sound mixer for reality shows, documentaries, commercials and scripted productions, Rado Stefanov needs his microphone to be as versatile as his body of work. His long-time go-to solution has been DPA Microphones due entirely to the mics’ pristine sound and durability. As one of the first to push for and beta-test the company’s d:screet™Slim Microphone, Stefanov turned to the mic for his various projects requiring near invisible miking solutions.
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AJA Ki Pro Products Accelerate Mo-Cap Video Workflows for Animatrik
AJA Ki Pro Products Accelerate Mo-Cap Video Workflows for AnimatrikAnimatrik Film Design specializes in motion capture, pre-visualization and virtual cinematography services for clients in film, television and gaming. Based in Vancouver since 2001, Animatrik has worked with some of the biggest studios and developers, most recently on “Warcraft,” “Chappie,” “Elysium,” “Gears of War,” “Heroes Reborn,” and “American Sniper.” As part of their motion capture (mocap) and virtual camera workflow, Animatrik relies on AJA’s Ki Pro family of digital recorders to grab video for both on-stage and remote location shoots.
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2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program awards $38,500 in tuition & film grants
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25thannual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70thannual University Film & Video Association (UFVA)Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.
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Deluxe News: New Portal Streamlines Star Trek Beyond Post Process
Unique Workflow Automatically Formats, Distributes Media and Metadata
to Multiple VFX Houses at Previously Impossible Speeds
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Canon Professional Services Keeps Professional Sports
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be bringing their service and support expertise to Brazil to help maximize the uptime and performance of its users’ professional imaging equipment. From pro DSLR cameras and EF lenses to broadcast television lenses, Canon’s award-winning service and support staff will be providing preventative maintenance and repairs to help professionals who have put their trust in Canon imaging equipment.
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Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, while continuing to be available for Adobe After Effects®.
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Canon Professional Services Keeps Professional Sports Photographers Ready For Action
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be bringing their service and support expertise to Brazil to help maximize the uptime and performance of its users’ professional imaging equipment. From pro DSLR cameras and EF lenses to broadcast television lenses, Canon’s award-winning service and support staff will be providing preventative maintenance and repairs to help professionals who have put their trust in Canon imaging equipment.
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Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post London used DaVinci Resolve Studio to complete the edit, color grade and HDR finishing for Universal Pictures’ “Jason Bourne,” in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. The film is currently in cinemas.
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SMPTE IBC2016 Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB Show
FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB ShowThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses.
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iPi Soft Announces New Automation Add-On Software Tool
iPi Soft Announces New Automation Add-On Software TooliPi Soft, LLC, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, today announced the availability of iPi Automation Add-On. The new Automation Add-On tool allows third party software developers to integrate motion capture tracking of human body motions using the company’s iPi Recorder and iPi Mocap Studio software applications.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Action Scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne."
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Action Scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne."Blackmagic Design today announced that multiple Micro Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by Second Unit DP Igor Meglic to capture action scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne." A Blackmagic Video Assist monitor and recorder was also used to verify camera positioning during shooting. Directed by Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum"), the film is the next installment of the Bourne franchise, which follows lethal former CIA operative Jason Bourne as he is drawn out of the shadows. Matt Damon returns to the role of Jason Bourne and is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles.
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CTV Takes Axon’s Cerebrum Back To The Open Golf Championship
Deployed for the second year running, the company's control and monitoring system helped make light work of CTV’s highly complex technical infrastructure.
For the second year running, Axon Digital Design's Cerebrum control and monitoring system played a key part in helping CTV Outside Broadcast deliver the prestigious 145thOpen Golf Championship.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNYPost Factory​NY​, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory​NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post.
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JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016
JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company will also showcase its new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels and its new DT-N series of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors.
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ARRI Inc. Offers Repair Services during Sporting Events in Rio de Janeiro
In anticipation of the upcoming sporting events in Rio de Janeiro, ARRI Inc. announces that camera service and lighting repairs are available in Brasil for all local and international broadcasting teams. Organizers expectnearly 6,000 hours of footage from competitions in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo will be transmitted across the world to an estimated five billion TV viewers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
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REDirect Film Competition Voting Now Open
REDirect Film Competition Voting Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story.
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Media Links To Show New IP Management System at IBC
Media Links EMEA, a market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced it will show its new network management system NetGazer™ at IBC 2016 on booth 1.C31. NetGazer monitors and manages both local and wide area IP networks to enable performance optimization for high bandwidth multi-media services.
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Live Production at Manila Major eSports Championship powered by Blackmagic Design
Live Production at Manila Major eSports Championship powered by Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced live production at this year's Manila Major, one of the biggest gaming Championships in eSports, was delivered using a live solution built around Blackmagic Design product.
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slimRAW adds four new CinemaDNG compression types
A new update of slimRAW has been released. Version 1.6 adds a 5:1 constant bit rate CinemaDNG raw compression as well as two modes of variable bit rate lossy CinemaDNG compression in addition to the previously available 3:1 and 4:1 options. There is also a new widely compatible logarithmically encoded lossless compression mode, which offers further space savings while still keeping the original great image quality untouched. The expanded range of raw compression modes serves a variety of needs and makes high resolution raw video acquisition practical.
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Sonic Union and Blackrose evoke the spirit of modern rebellion for adidas Y-3
Sonic Union and Blackrose evoke the spirit of modern rebellion for adidas Y-3Sonic Union mixer Brian Goodheart teams up with director Robert Broadhurst to bring the edgy aesthetic of the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for Adidas Y-3 to visceral life in an intense new campaign video from the Blackrose agency. The short film features models sporting Y-3 gear against an abandoned industrial backdrop, racing against the intrusive gaze of an omnipresent surveillance system. The wardrobe of oversize black hoods, chunky boots, skintight leggings and activewear, paired with a pulse-pounding soundtrack, brings to life the intersection of rave culture and the minimalism of modern urban youth style.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
The SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated Films
Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated FilmsBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the films.
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FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships Shot
FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships ShotBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and Micro Cinema Camera were used by production specialist Drone Immersion during the UEFA European Championships, hosted by France, to film live media coverage of the Marseille FanZone.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM GroupThe SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “Weiner
HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “WeinerNEW YORK, NY -- One of the surprise hits on the film festival circuit this year has been the documentary “Weiner,” the all-too-revealing inside look behind the failed New York City mayoral campaign of former Congressman Anthony Weiner that took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Enhancing the aural impact was HOBO engineers Chris Stangroom, Stephen Davies and Julian Angel, who each played a key role in the film’s audio postproduction.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now available
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now availableNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions.
Blackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is available now for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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BNR Nieuwsradio selects Soliton for Live Video Streaming
BNR Nieuwsradio, a radio station based in the Netherlands, have selected Soliton’s ZAO to enable live video H265 streaming for remote based radio shows out on location.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now Open
Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story. The contestant videos are now complete, and votes for this year’s Fan Favorite can be cast until 12:00pm PT on August 8, by liking the video on RED's 4K YouTube Channel, Shot on RED.
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Mac AV Produces Live Sports Coverage with Broadcast Pix
Mac AV Produces Live Sports Coverage with Broadcast PixWith a custom mobile production unit built around a Broadcast Pix™ Mica 1000 integrated production switcher, Mac AV produces live coverage of several sports for the Gaelic Athletic Association that are specific to Ireland, such as Gaelic football, as well as other contests with an international following, including handball matches. A live production company based in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, Mac AV also produces training and promotional videos, documentaries, and live concerts for its other clients.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Media Shortens Content Delivery Cycle From Hours to Minutes With Quantum Storage Platform
Digital Media Team Sees Dramatic Improvement in Efficiency and Productivity of Content Creation Workflow, Meeting Demand for Access to Game Content
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Media has deployed a workflow storage system powered by StorNext® to increase its speed and productivity in creating athletics-focused video features, live game webcasts, highlights, coaches' shows and documentary-style filmed entertainment, as well as a growing volume of educational content. The efficient, collaborative Quantum storage platform enables the Fighting Irish Media team to produce event highlights within minutes of a sports event's conclusion. The new workflow also has improved overall editing productivity by 50 percent.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for Blackmagic
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for BlackmagicBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 3.4 update for the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This new update adds SDI record trigger, RP-188 timecode output and improved 6G-SDI output compatibility. Camera 3.4 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
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Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding Assignments
Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding AssignmentsDirector of Photography Art Aldrich has purchased three VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support his extensive video work in corporate branding. Aldrich, who numbers major broadcast and cable networks, Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies and independent production facilities among his clients, recently completed a 10-day shoot at the KPMG WPGA Championship in Sammamish, WAwith the Panasonic cameras.
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Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech Retreat
Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech RetreatSee Leader Electronics on stand 12.A10 at IBC2016, Amsterdam, September 9-13
Leader Europe will demonstrate its LV5490 4K waveform monitor and high-dynamic-range suite of production and test tools at the upcoming HPA Tech Retreat. The exhibit will form a key element of the Innovation Zone.
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Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Switcher 6.9 Update
New software update adds VU meters, switchable program and preview, and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.9 update which adds new multi-view output features including VU meters, the ability to swap program and preview windows and more. ATEM Switcher 6.9 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter
AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and ConverterDelivers Support for 4K/UltraHD and Multi-channel 2K/HD/SD Workflows in 1RU Frame
AJA Video Systems announced that its FS4 frame sync and converter supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows is now shipping. Encased in a sleek 1RU chassis, FS4 provides incredible flexibility for broadcast and ProAV professionals with a single-channel mode for 4K/UltraHD video processing and up, down and cross-conversion to/from 2K/HD/SD, as well as a four-channel mode for multi-channel density that enables four 2K/HD/SD channels of simultaneous conversion and processing.
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DCS Atlanta Event: VariCam – Codex – Hot Rod Cameras at John Sharaf Photography
All are welcome to join the Digital Cinema Society for their first Atlanta area event to be held at the studios of John Sharaf Photography on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The event will feature the Panasonic VariCam line of Digital Cinema cameras along with complementary Codex recording systems.
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Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/RecordersNew Season Premieres Wednesday, June 29, 7:30/11:30 PM ET
The second season of “GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey,” premiering this evening on the Outdoor Channel, was shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The fully immersive, host-driven television series focuses on vintage and exceptional weapons and related technology, and exploits the outsized personality of Ermey, former U.S. Marine Corps staff NCO and drill instructor, Golden Globe nominee for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,and veteran of more than 60 feature films.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design Cameras
NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that NahidRains Pictures, a production and postproduction company based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is producing programs with Blackmagic Design’s URSA, Production Camera 4Ks, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for BTV Chittagong, a television channel affiliated to Bangladesh’s largest television network Bangladesh Television (BTV).
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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Broadcast Pix Switchers Anchor TVW Control Room Rebuilds
Broadcast Pix Switchers Anchor TVW Control Room RebuildsWashington Public Affairs Network Converts to HD, Adds Granite, Five Mica Integrated Production Switchers
Broadcast Pix™ today announced TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI. The project included upgrading its three existing control rooms with Mica™ 1000 integrated production switchers, adding a fourth control room with a Granite™ 5000 switcher, and building two new mobile production units anchored by Mica 500 switchers.
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SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."
SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."Annual networking event, slated for June 24th, promotes film and television production in Georgia
SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.
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ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVW
ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVWWith design and installation from professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI to better serve its cable and online viewers. The $3.4 million project included an overhaul of three existing control rooms and master control, plus the addition of a fourth control room and two new mobile production units.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits For Aspiring Content Creators at VIDCON 2016
New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.
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SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go Live
SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go LiveWest Coast headquarters for SIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw offer complete solutions for production and post at one location.
Today marks the opening of Sim Group Hollywood’s showcase building where Sim Digital, Bling and Chainsaw debut a unique “cameras through post” offering that is the first available in the LA market. With construction completed, the West Coast headquarters, located on the historic Eastman Kodak campus in Hollywood, is fully operational.
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Premiere of Apex Summit: A Pikes Peak Documentary Featuring Schneider-Kreuznach FF-Prime Lenses
Premiere of Apex Summit: A Pikes Peak Documentary  Featuring Schneider-Kreuznach FF-Prime LensesHow do you capture the danger, excitement and beauty of a racing competition that has been around for a century and still keep it fresh?
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot CommercialBlackmagic Design announced today that PEUGEOT’s new commercial, “MOTION & EMOTION Taikan Shijou Campaign,” was shot using Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K EF. The spot was also graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic Design
Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Radio Television Belge de la communaute Francaise (RTBF), the public broadcaster for Belgium's French speaking region, has launched an innovative, multipurpose visual radio workflow featuring the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 and Teranex Express. Built around production automation with software developed in-house by RTBF, the studio allows the simultaneous broadcast of content via any of RTBF's five radio stations and three television channels using a production team of just three; a radio technician, a vision mixer and an editorial director.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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EditShare and MoovIT Production Services Shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation Award
EditShare and MoovIT Production Services Shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation AwardEditShare and MoovIT honored in “Content Management” category for remote workflow solutions used on reality TV show “Wild Island.”
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has been shortlisted for the IBC2016 Innovation Awards in the Content Management category for its collaboration with MoovIT Production Services on reality show “Wild Island.” MoovIT utilised the latest EditShare solutions at the core of their workflow to manage footage from the show, across numerous remote locations in extreme conditions.
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Panavision Integrates Cooke
Leading motion picture equipment manufacturer is latest company to join stellar list of /i Technology partners
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is delighted to announce that the leading motion picture equipment manufacturer Panavision has joined the growing list of /i Technology Partners, pledging to build support for the /i Technology protocol into its portfolio in the future.
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Vinten Gears Up for 4K Sports With Their Durable Vector 750
Vinten Gears Up for 4K Sports With Their Durable Vector 750Vinten, a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems and a Vitec Videocom brand, offers the perfect solution for the 2016 sports season with the Vector 750 pan and tilt head. Providing versatile support for 4K, studio, and OB broadcast cameras and lenses, the Vinten Vector 750 is the only system that allows perfect control for large sports cameras at any resolution or frame rate, including UHD and Slow-Mo.
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Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology Upgrade
Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology UpgradeAW-HE130 PTZs Slated for High End-Zone Capture
As part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its historic Rice Stadium (home of Super Bowl VIII), Rice University (Houston, TX) Athletics has recently purchased four of Panasonic’s new AK-UC3000 4K camera systems, as well as AW-HE130 integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras for high end-zone coverage.
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Pennzoil Takes On the Blistering, Mexican Desert in Part Two of Film Series, "JOYRIDE"
Pennzoil Takes On the Blistering, Mexican Desert in Part Two of Film Series, "JOYRIDE"JOYRIDE, Pennzoil’s three-part car film series, is back and taking on extreme heat in one of the most dangerous locations in the world: the desert of San Felipe, Baja Mexico.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Unveils New Mini-Converter at InfoComm 2016
AJA Unveils New Mini-Converter at InfoComm 2016InfoComm Conference, Stand C8344 -- At InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, AJA Video Systems introduced a new Mini-Converter, the HA5-Fiber, for HDMI to 3G-SDI conversion. The small form factor enables this Mini-Converter to easily fit onto the back of a camera or neatly behind an equipment rack, extending HDMI signals up to 10km.
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All New KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K Aerial Pack With Made For SOLO™ 3DR Drone Mount Available In The US Next Month
All New KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K Aerial Pack With Made For SOLO™ 3DR Drone Mount Available In The US Next MonthBuilding on the Extreme Success and January 2016 Launch of the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR Camera Bundles, Dedicated Content Creators and Businesses Can Soon Take to the Skies with Effortless Full Spherical 360° VR Video
INFOCOMM 2016 – LVCC Booth #C5661, JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced its highly anticipated US availability of another groundbreaking and new SP360 4K accessory pack, featuring a made for SOLO Dual Camera Drone Mount.
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Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016
Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016First public preview of enhancements to Telestream's popular live streaming production software powered by Magewell's market-leading capture devices
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today that the company's extensive array of professional video and audio capture devices are compatible with Wirecast version 7, the forthcoming release of Telestream's award-winning live streaming, production and encoding software. Telestream will provide the first public preview of Wirecast 7 in the Magewell booth (N1850) at InfoComm 2016, taking place June 8-10 in Las Vegas.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 UpdateNew Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik Film
SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik FilmSolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Warcraft by its Canadian partner, Animatrik Film Design Inc.
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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport Community
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport CommunityBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used to shoot a number of high profile interviews with some of the world’s biggest bands as part of the HeartSupport community program. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, along with Video Assists, were also used to shoot live concert footage of international heavy metal band August Burns Red at the recent Self Help Fest.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production Switcher
City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD  with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Burnsville, Minn., has upgraded to a Mica 1000 integrated production switcher in its control room at City Hall to provide HD coverage of City Council meetings for its cable and online viewers. According to Marty Doll, communications coordinator, the upgrade was prompted by a desire to move to HD production as well as the need to replace the control room’s aging analog equipment.
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Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear ExpoPanavision, a global brand synonymous with optics, innovation, and customer service, is introducing the Millennium DXL Camera ("DXL"), a revolutionary breakthrough in image acquisition and workflow. DXL was developed through an unprecedented combination of three companies' best-in-class contributions: large format optics and modular accessories from Panavision, an 8K sensor from RED Digital Cinema, and new color science and optimized workflow from Light Iron.
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Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West End
Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West EndNEP Visions, one of the world's most distinguished outside broadcast service providers, chose a Leader LV5940 4K multi-format waveform monitor as the master reference instrument during the recent UHD capture of Martin McDonagh's play, Hangman. Performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London's West End, the production has received very positive reviews including an accolade from The Telegraph as 'the best new play of the year'.
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Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality RigsRobust, Compact Recording Monitors Make On-Rig 4K Capture Easier for VR Production Pioneer
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS® capturing professional-quality VR video.
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Tokyo’s Mainichi Productions Installs Cintel Film Scanner
Tokyo’s Mainichi Productions Installs Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based film production house Mainichi Productions has installed Cintel Film Scanner.
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Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion Capture
Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion CaptureVero and Vue harness Vicon’s industry-leading technology to offer users even more value
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new cameras, Vero and Vue. The new cameras will join Vicon’s flagship camera, Vantage, to form a new product family. Vero is an optical high-resolution camera range, offering a new level of power, performance, flexibility and value for money in the motion capture market. Vue is the industry’s first full High Definition synchronised video camera, providing clear and precise video footage in the mocap volume.
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The Spine Research Institute Opens State-of-the-Art Facility w/OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
The Spine Research Institute Opens State-of-the-Art Facility w/OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyOne of Ohio State University’s Leading Think Tanks Taps OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology to Break New Ground in Spinal Disorder Research
The globally renowned Spine Research Institute (SRI) at Ohio State University (OSU) aims to prevent, evaluate and treat spinal disorders through collaborative research, education and technology development. Led by research pioneer and OSU professor Dr. William Marras, the world-class entity recently relocated its core research engine, known as the Biodynamics Laboratory, to a state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced technology. Established by Dr. Marras in 1982, the lab now sits in a new 10,000 square foot space and features an expanded motion capture volume outfitted with 36 OptiTrack Prime 41 cameras and OptiTrack’s Motive software.
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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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