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Barnfind Americas Debuts at 2016 Sports Video Group Summit
Barnfind Americas Debuts at 2016 Sports Video Group SummitIndustry leading additions to popular fiber transport platform include new BarnMini modules, and expanded CAM-CCU system
The U.S.-based presence for Barnfind Technologies, Norwegian manufacturer of multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, Barnfind Americas will be at the 2016 Sports Video Group Summit as both a company sponsor and exhibitor. Barnfind Americas will feature several major products in the Mercury Ballroom of the New York Hilton Hotel, booth 26. The show will take place from December 12-13.
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AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”
AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”Built in 1911, Toronto’s sprawling Casa Loma is rumored to be haunted, making it the perfect setting for the haunted house experience “Legends of Horror.” The promenade theatre featured dressed sets augmented by fog, sound effects and animatronics, bringing the venue alive for this year’s Halloween celebration; more than 70 actors representing iconic horror characters like Dracula and Frankenstein and 3D and laser projections took the experience to a whole new level.
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GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio SystemIntroduced last month, JVC VIDEOCLOUD is a complete acquisition-to-streaming distribution solution designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, including local governments, schools, and videographers.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its new JVC VIDEOCLOUD online video and live streaming platform, new fiber studio system for its GY-HM890 ProHD cameras, and a number of other products and services at the Government Video Expo 2016 (Booth 102), which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's Commercial
KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's CommercialBlackmagic Design today announced that Fukuoka-based production company KOO–KI produced a new set of commercials for Japanese department store giant Marui using Fusion Studio. KOO-KI consists of directors, CG directors, producers and CG/Motion graphic designers and offers planning, direction and production for TV commercials, campaigns, TV dramas, TV animation and apps. Their award winning work includes CG work for the "Universe of Nikon" museum, the opening movie for KONAMI's new baseball game and the planning and direction of the award winning drama "Mentai Piriri."
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AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid Growth
AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid GrowthDirector/Director of Photography Michael Cogliantry recently found himself in the enviable position of needing a higher-end camera to handle the dramatic growth of his business, Manhattan-based production/creative agency, the AV Department. After months of renting acquisition gear more fully-featured that his own DSLRs, Cogliantry found “everything I’d been looking for spec-wise” in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder.
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Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the Mall
Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the MallGiven his more than 25 years as a professional drummer and percussionist, it's not hard to guess the types of videos Chris Beals produces. "My video work ranges from electronic press kits to product demonstrations to videos for artists in development and music videos on a budget. I shoot showcases, live performances, video for companies that manage bands, and so on." For years, Beals relied on TASCAM's DR-60D 4-channel portable audio recorder, designed exclusively for filmmakers. He still loves his DR-60D but when he discovered the new TASCAM DR-701D linear PCM recorder/mixer for video production, he made the leap.
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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Educational Experiences for New England School of Communications at Husson University
HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Educational Experiences for New England School of Communications at Husson UniversityZ-HD5000 and Z-HD6000 cameras cost-effectively deliver outstanding quality, reliability and ease of use as students gain valuable knowledge and practical skills
The New England School of Communications at Husson University (NESCom) has a goal of providing its students with second-to-none facilities, equipment and instruction that deliver a superior learning experience. In support of that mission, NESCom added three Z-HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to the school’s existing Z-HD5000 cameras for studio and field production.
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Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Cineverse® is now VER CameraAnnouncing new Camera prep facilities and complete production solutions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
To support the diversification of productions shot throughout the US, VER has invested in state-of-the-art camera prep facilities and increased services across the country. VER’s signature Cineverse® service remains at the core of each facility, providing expert camera prep staff, lens technicians, camera engineers — and 24/7 technical support.
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TNDV Manages 4K and HD Live TV and Streaming Productions at the 2016 CMA Awards
Nashville’s 2016 Small Business of the Year winner deploys its two flagship trucks for a Red Carpet special, backstage interviews, and other video/audio productions for DirecTV, ABC Digital and the Country Music Association
Mobile production specialist TNDV has taken its recently-launched Exclamation truck around the country over the past few months, powering live, multi-camera productions across TV broadcast, worship, corporate and other events. On November 2, TNDV flexed Exclamation’s 4K muscle for the first time at the 2016 CMA Awards, bringing DirecTV viewers stunning visuals of Red Carpet action and interviews for a live two-hour special.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700ARRI is pleased to announce its range of Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700, equipping the camera with professional on-set functionality and rugged durability. The new accessory sets have been endorsed by Canon and will feature in the company’s upcoming official camera presentations.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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Camera Corps Makes Large Investment in New Video Production Equipment
Camera Corps announces a massive expansion to the stock of equipment which it offers as part of its support service for television programme production companies and broadcasters. The new investment totals over £2 million and reconfirms Camera Corps as Europe's largest and most experienced specialist in wet and dry hire for the creative media sector. The expanded inventory includes an extra 137 cameras plus a large number of GoPro 4K miniature camcorders, 62 remotely controllable pan/tilt heads, 50 mini-joystick remote pan/tilt controllers, 82 lenses, 90 remote control interface processors, 250 power supply units, 140 picture monitors, 90 lighting panels, 48 fibre-optic link systems, 50 fibre/cable hybrid link systems, 3 km of data cables, 4 km of 12-way control cables, 5 km of high-definition video cables, 400 specialist cables, 70 embedded-audio cables, audio processors, a Polecam camera crane and over 500 Peli cases.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen ControlBroadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global Growth
BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global GrowthCAST BlackTrax Ltd recruits Andrew Gordon as their new Director of Business Development to work exclusively on growing BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system, globally. Andrew brings over a decade of sales, marketing management and operations experience working formerly as Business Development Director at Freeman Audiovisual, Canada. From 2009 to 2014, he worked with CAST Group as the Marketing & Communication and Business Development Manager across WYSIWYG , Vivien and BlackTrax early stage products.
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Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council Chambers
Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council ChambersThe City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. The city engaged RPC Video, Inc. of Verona, Pennsylvania, to design, supply and integrate the new in-house broadcast, streaming and archiving production systems and infrastructure for City Channel Pittsburgh, which is available live via Comcast and Verizon and the city’s website, and on-demand on its YouTube channel.
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Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 CamerasCMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online
When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in Australia
RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in AustraliaRUSHWORKS' global expansion continues into Australia and New Zealand
RUSHWORKS, the well-established software development company specializing in low cost, high performance television production, automation and presentation capture and streaming systems, has appointed AV Group Technologies as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by RUSHWORKS from their headquarters in the Dallas, Texas area, and by AV Group from Sydney, Australia. The agreement signifies the next phase of RUSHWORKS’ global expansion, already having established a presence in the UK with Cache Media serving as the Company’s distributor.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now Available
AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now AvailableExtremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
AJA Video Systems is taking orders for KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. Extremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 UpdateMajor update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Canon Selects Animal Shelter Advocate And Photographer Guinnevere Shuster For The Final Chapter Of The Rebel With A Cause Campaign
Shuster Gave Shelter Dog Her Best Day, Documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been showcasing modern day rebels through the Rebel With A Cause campaign in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first EOS Rebel SLR camera. To celebrate the culmination of the project, Canon hosted a contest to find a real life rebel and is excited to announce that animal shelter advocate and photographer Guinnevere Shuster was selected as an individual that showcases that there truly is a "rebel in all of us." To build awareness of the overcrowding within shelters and the 3,300 animals euthanized each day*, Guinnevere captured a "dog's best day" with shelter dog, Willa. The full #WillasBestDay film, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can be seen following, with a call to action for families to adopt.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Sebastien Laffoux promoted to ARRI Inc. Director of Sales, Camera Systems
Sebastien Laffoux promoted to ARRI Inc. Director of Sales, Camera SystemsARRI is pleased to announce the promotion of Sebastien Laffoux to Director of Sales, Camera Systems for ARRI Inc., effective immediately. In this new role, he is responsible for managing the entire camera sales team for North America with regional representatives based in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. Laffoux reports directly to Glenn Kennel, President of ARRI Inc., who is based at ARRI Inc.’s headquarters in Burbank, CA.
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FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 Cameras
FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 CamerasOutstanding quality, cost-effectiveness and versatility give growing mobile production service provider a competitive edge
For outside broadcast (OB) and mobile production companies, the ultimate quality of their projects starts with the cameras they use. With a goal of cost-effectively producing first-class results for a diverse international clientele, television service provider FlipTV Mobile is using six SK-HD1300 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide pristine video acquisition with exceptional price/performance value.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPAJA Video Systems today released Desktop Software v12.5 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP family of video and audio input/output devices. The v12.5 update adds new support for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X 10.3, Adobe® Creative Cloud® (2017), MXF files, increases streaming capabilities, adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the KONA IP, and helps enable the latest HDR pipelines.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and AbroadCinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per Second
NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per SecondAng Lee’s latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, pushes filmmaking beyond anything moviegoers have ever seen. Blending 3D, 4K and ultra-high frame rates of 120 frames per second, Billy Lynn marks the two-time Academy Award®-winning director as one of the boldest filmmakers in cinema today.
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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating System
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating SystemBlackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Slomo.tv Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics. Slomo.tv’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real–time performance was a key feature.
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Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Barcelona based post production house, Moonlight Cinema, has completed both the digital intermediate and finishing of the new children’s animated film “Ozzy” on DaVinci Resolve Studio. Post production director Alejandro Matus and colorist Ignasi González produced more than 40 different deliveries of the animation over a two week period, using Moonlight Cinema’s three DaVinci Resolve color grading suites to cater for everything from different aspect ratios and frame rates through to multiple language versions.
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Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle Ride
Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle RideWhen Army Airborne Paratrooper David Frey ran into a fellow Paratrooper en route to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota in 2014, their discussion quickly turned to the difficulties fellow veterans were having adjusting to civilian life after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Aware of the thousands who had suffered severe wounds and psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Frey was determined to do something to make a difference in their lives.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Firmware Updates For EOS C300/C300 Mark Ii Digital Cinema Cameras At NAB Show New York 2016
Canon U.S.A. Announces Firmware Updates For EOS C300/C300 Mark Ii Digital Cinema Cameras At NAB Show New York 2016Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates for both the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras being showcased at NAB Show New York 2016, November 9 and 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of accessory support, ease of use, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) and creative flexibility.
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Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle Expedition
Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle ExpeditionThe Tested team was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield as part of his Generator Arctic team on the Quark Expeditions tour.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP and lead producer Joey Fameli used several Micro Cinema Cameras to shoot a recent Arctic Circle expedition. Fameli also uses the Micro Cinema Cameras, along with Pocket Cinema Cameras, Studio Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio, to shoot and grade content for Tested, which is a website dedicated to covering ‘anything that’s awesome’ in science, exploration, nature, emerging technology, consumer technology and more.
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Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch Software
Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch SoftwareJK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced support of an all new live stitching and streaming full-spherical 360° videos from their KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR cameras. The newly added feature is made possible thanks to the latest version of VideoStitch Vahana VR software developed by VideoStitch Inc., a leader in virtual reality solutions.
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NAB New York: JVC Launches VIDEOCLOUD Live Streaming Platform
NAB New York: JVC Launches VIDEOCLOUD Live Streaming PlatformJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced JVC VIDEOCLOUD, an online video and live streaming platform designed for small and medium-size enterprises, such as houses of worship, wedding videographers, and schools. Complete with a content management system and customization tools, JVC VIDEOCLOUD provides both private and public reliable viewer experiences. JVC will demonstrate the new service during the NAB Show New York (Booth #1515), which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Cognition Delivers "Marauders" in ACES
Cognition Delivers "Marauders" in ACESLionsgate thriller becomes the first film finished in facility’s new DI theater.
Marauders, a tense, noir-ish thriller released by Lionsgate Premiere and director Steven C. Miller, recently became the first feature finished in Cognition’s new 4K digital intermediate theater. Senior colorist Mike Eaves collaborated with Miller and award-winning cinematographer Brandon Cox to finalize the look of the film with editorial and color grading completed on an SGO Mistika platform using an ACES workflow.
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Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersVariCam LT was chosen on the basis of its ergonomics, light weight and, especially, low light performance.
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of "Relative Race," a co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. An ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt, Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race from Miami, FL to Boston, MA, with required stops along the way to complete challenges, then meet and stay with relatives they previously didn’t know existed. The prize for the winning couple: $50,000.
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OnTime Networks Launches Cloudberry CM-6200-MIL Gigabit/10Gigabit Ethernet Switch with IEEE 1588 PTP GMC capability
OnTime Networks Launches Cloudberry CM-6200-MIL Gigabit/10Gigabit Ethernet Switch with IEEE 1588 PTP GMC capabilityOnTime Networks, a global leader for rugged, time synchronized Ethernet solutions for the Aerospace and Defense Industry, announced today the expansion of its military-grade Gigabit Ethernet switch portfolio with the new CloudberryMIL CM-6200 Series. The new Cloudberry CM-6200-MIL Series Rugged (VICTORY ready) Gigabit/10Gigabit Ethernet Switch with IEEE 1588 PTP GMC capability is a Fully Managed Layer 2/3 Ethernet Switch with up to 24 Gigabit Ethernet and four 10Gigabit Ethernet ports, specifically designed to reliably provide high-performance connectivity for extremely demanding size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints in the harsh climatically and noisy electrical demanding environments (e.g. high altitude, extreme shock, & vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, dust & water exposure, noisy EMI, dirty power) for applications on land, in the air and on sea.
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Mosaic LA Purchases FUJINON Lenses for 4K Live Streaming Worship Services & Events
Los Angeles-based church Mosaic relies heavily on video production to reach its community worldwide. For the past four years, the church has live-streamed sermons to thousands of people. Mosaic also has built a large podcast following in recent years. Looking to transition into a fully 4K video production environment, Mosaic recently purchased four lenses from FUJINON, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: two UA22x8 4K, 2/3-inch portable zooms, a Cabrio 19-90mm lens (ZK4.7x19) and a Cabrio 25-300mm lens (ZK12x25).
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Forensic Video Analysis Remains Key Focus of LEVA Annual Training Symposium
Forensic Video Analysis Remains Key Focus of LEVA Annual Training SymposiumForensic video analysis – the science behind it and its impact on criminal justice – will be a key focus throughout much of the 2016 LEVA Video Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Nov. 14-18 at the Hilton Doubletree Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 27th annual symposium of the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International will feature a mix of seminars and hands-on workshops presented by LEVA certified forensic video analysts and other industry experts.
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Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New York
Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New YorkCamera Corps specialises in providing remote camera solutions for reality television shows as well as very large-scale sports, entertainment and stage events.
Camera Corps will demonstrate examples from its range of specialised broadcast cameras at the 2016 NAB Show, New York, November 9-10. Exhibiting on the Vitec Videocom stand, 625, Camera Corps will be represented by operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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MOG Brings 360 into Production Workflows with Briskeye 4K Video Camera
MOG Brings 360 into Production Workflows with Briskeye 4K Video CameraDelivering a full 360 video production workflow, from ingestion to stitching to export
MOG, the leading provider of MXF development tools and centralised ingest solutions, today announced the full integration of its central ingest systems and video cloud services with Briskeye’s 360 cameras for both live and VoD content production and distribution.
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46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and SoftwareTop directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks.
Blackmagic Design today announced that several Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software and DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and editor, are being used for production and post production work on some of the most anticipated shows in this year's fall television lineup. More than 46 of 2016's fall television shows use Blackmagic Design's cameras, Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks, including returning hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Jane the Virgin and Blindspot.
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Adorama Brings the Holiday Cheer with Daily Deals and Price Guarantees Throughout the Gift-Giving Season
Adorama Brings the Holiday Cheer with Daily Deals and Price Guarantees Throughout the Gift-Giving SeasonGet a jumpstart on holiday shopping at Adorama and save big on the year’s best electronics including TVs, cameras, computers and more; the savings start Sunday, November 6th
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is once again kicking off its season of savings, with the best deals on the year’s hottest electronics, photo and video gear to gift loved ones – or oneself – for the holidays. Beginning this Sunday, November 6th, Adorama will be delivering guaranteed lowest prices on select products straight to your inbox.
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Leader Instruments Positions 4K HDR Test & Measurement at Center Stage for NAB New York
Leader Instruments Positions 4K HDR Test & Measurement at Center Stage for NAB New YorkTwo new upgrades will take the stage in Leader Electronics booth at NAB New York
Following a highly successful SMPTE 2016 in Hollywood and CAPER 2016 in Buenos Aires, Leader Instruments will exhibit its range of advanced test and measurement solutions in booth 1711 at NAB New York. The show will be held at the Javits Center, November 9-10. Representatives attending will include Motoyasu Kajikawa (Leader Instruments Corporation President), Hiromitsu ‘Matsu’ Matsubayashi (Market Development Manager) and Scott Cannon (Eastern Regional Business Development Manager).
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Red Digital Cinema To Show Newest Cameras At Camerimage
Red Digital Cinema To Show Newest Cameras At CamerimageRED Stand Will Also Showcase DEDO Lights and Cooke Optics
RED Digital Cinema will be exhibiting at Camerimage International Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland from November 12-19. Those visiting RED’s stand can interact with RED’s DSMC2TM cameras including the newest cameras, RED EPIC-W and WEAPON® 8K S35, which feature RED’s new HELIUM™ sensor.
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DBW Communication, Rome, Invests in Leader LV5490
DBW Communication, Rome, Invests in Leader LV5490The LV5490 provides all the signal monitoring resources needed to ensure precise matching between each camera channel. Built-in CINEZONE feature allows optimal exposure to be achieved using an intuitive display.
DBW Communication is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production companies using a Leader LV5490 multiscreen waveform monitor to ensure the precision of its 4K UHD output. The purchase was made via Leader's Italian distributor, CVE – Communication Video Engineering.
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Introducing: MōVI ProVidMuze VidMuze
Introducing: MōVI ProVidMuze VidMuzeFreefly Systems, inventor of the revolutionary award winning MoVI Pro gimbal camera movement system, proudly announces the release of two different bundles that offer a limited number of $200 discounts on MoVI Pro gimbal systems -- Hand Held & Aerial Bundles. To take advantage of these savings, use the promo code: movi-pro-savings
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Shooting Japanese Feature Film “KUHANA!”
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Shooting Japanese Feature Film “KUHANA!”Blackmagic Design today announced that “KUHANA!,” a new feature film directed by Takehiko Hata, was shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K and graded with DaVinci Resolve. “KUHANA!” is the directing debut of Takehiko Hata, who is a also a writer, script writer, and theatre director. Hata has written a number of scripts for TV dramas, and is the author of a novel that been turned into a hugely popular television show in Japan. Following this success, Hata wrote the original script for a drama series “Soshite Daremo Inakunatta (And then there were none),” which was one of the summer of 2016 most talked about dramas in Japan.
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Paris based boutique post facility installs Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for remastering in Ultra HD 4K
Paris based boutique post facility installs Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for remastering in Ultra HD 4KFounder Arnaud Gallinière is dedicated to the restoration of films shot between the 1980s and 1990s as well as producing and processing digital scans for filmmakers who continue to shoot on film today.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Kinografik, a boutique facility specializing in the remastering of film, has installed the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner as part of its Ultra HD 4K mastering workflow.
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Talamas Boston Purchases FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK Zoom for Sales & Rentals
Talamas Boston Purchases FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK Zoom for Sales & RentalsTalamas Boston becomes first company in New England with Fujinon's new lens
The Optical Devices Division of FUJINON announces that Boston-based rental house and reseller Talamas has invested in its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom lens. Talamas is the first in the New England area to buy the recently introduced lens, which they purchased last month to demo, rent, and sell to clients for ENG-style video and cinema production.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016
Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary lens, 20mm F1.4 Art lens, 24-35mm F2 Art lens, 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 garner top accolades
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has been honored with 10 prestigious industry awards in 2016, including two Lucie Technical Awards presented at the recent 2016 PhotoPlus Expo.
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Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty Program
Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty ProgramAccess exclusive benefits when shopping today’s top photo, video and electronics gear, including free two-day delivery, extended warranty, members-only events and much more
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is today launching VIP360, an exclusive members benefits program for the most elite of Adorama shoppers. Just $49.99/year to join, Adorama VIP360 offers a number of deals, discounts and special promotions available only to members throughout the year, including free, nationwide two-day delivery, drops and spills warranty, and extended returns at no additional cost to the customer. Members will also enjoy early access to pop-up sales as well as raffles for tickets to private events. Adorama’s VIP360 program is good for anyone looking to be rewarded for all their photo, video and electronics purchases, whether they’re shopping for a TV, computer, gaming system, or even surveillance cameras for home security.
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Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at CamerimageLight Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux Exhibiting Latest Tools
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, will showcase many of its newest offerings, including the Millennium DXL 8K Camera and T Series anamorphic lenses at the 2016 edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 12-19 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Panavision is also presenting two workshops, and exhibiting alongside subsidiaries Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux.
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NAB New York: JVC Introduces ProHD Wireless Bridge Uplink Solution
NAB New York: JVC Introduces ProHD Wireless Bridge Uplink SolutionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will debut the ProHD Wireless Bridge, a video-over-IP solution for multi-camera live broadcasts that exceeds the performance of typical bonded solutions. Compatible with JVC’s ProHD and 4KCAM streaming camera models, the system is ideal for broadcasts that require high reliability and camera mobility. JVC will debut the new system at the NAB Show New York (Booth #1515), which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
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Sherwood Baptist Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic P2 HD Camcorders, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras and AV-HS6000 2 ME Production Switcher
Sherwood Baptist Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic P2 HD Camcorders, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras and AV-HS6000 2 ME Production Switcher(Newark, NJ--October 31, 2016) Sherwood Baptist Church (Albany, GA) recently completed a total upgrade of its A/V systems with a broad selection of Panasonic professional video gear including P2 HD camcorders, 4K and HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, and the AV-HS6000 2ME production switcher.
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NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K LensesFUJIFILM 4K lenses document the Concert of the Century
Musical events like Desert Trip –- back-to-back weekend concerts held October 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, featuring classic rock music royalty -- don’t happen every day. Promoted as “the concert of the century,” it generated ticket orders from every continent except Antarctica, with attendees travelling far and wide for a chance to see many of their favorite musicians play live together.
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Timecode Systems Launches Version 4 Firmware With New 'BLINK Master ID'
Timecode Systems Launches Version 4 Firmware With New 'BLINK Master ID'Update integrates SyncBac PRO devices into the network and provides significant enhancements to its BLINK RF protocol.
Timecode Systems today announced the release of Version 4 firmware, a new update that not only integrates SyncBac PRO devices into the company's network, but also provides significant enhancements to its BLINK RF protocol. This is an essential upgrade required across all Timecode Systems products and adds a new 'BLINK Master ID' feature to the system.
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Gearhouse Broadcast in Largest Purchase of 4K FUJINON Lenses for its Australian Fleet
Gearhouse Broadcast in Largest Purchase of 4K FUJINON Lenses for its Australian FleetMulti-million dollar investment brings Fujinon 4K and HD lenses to Australian OB supertruck fleet
In its largest ever lens purchase and as a major part of its ongoing commitment to the Australian market, leading broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast today announced a multi-million dollar investment in FUJINON 4K and HD lenses to bolster and enhance its Australian HD OB super truck fleet.
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Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley Shoots with URSA Mini 4K
Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley Shoots with URSA Mini 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”) is using the URSA Mini 4K digital film camera on several television and film projects, including the TV mini-series “Guerrilla” currently filming in London. Ridley often has a spontaneous shooting style for which the URSA Mini 4K comes in handy. “My experience thus far with the URSA Mini 4K has been exceptional,” he said. “It is an amazingly versatile piece of equipment that allows me to not only use it in every phase of production, but to do so in a variety of ways.”
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Light Iron appoints Josh Haynie Vice President of U.S. Operations
Light Iron appoints Josh Haynie Vice President of U.S. OperationsJosh Haynie brings 25 years of experience
Light Iron – a leading post production solutions provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has appointed veteran post professional Josh Haynie to the newly created role of Vice President of U.S. Operations. Based in Light Iron’s flagship Hollywood facility, Haynie will be responsible for leveraging the company’s resources across Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, and future locations.
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Forensic Video Analysis Remains Key Focus of LEVA Annual Training Symposium
Forensic Video Analysis Remains Key Focus of LEVA Annual Training SymposiumLEVA training symposium attracts an international group of law enforcement professionals looking to improve their skills and better serve their communities.
Forensic video analysis – the science behind it and its impact on criminal justice – will be a key focus throughout much of the 2016 LEVA Video Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Nov. 14-18 at the Hilton Doubletree Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 27th annual symposium of the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International will feature a mix of seminars and hands-on workshops presented by LEVA certified forensic video analysts and other industry experts.
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OnScene.TV Covers Breaking News with JVC ProHD Cameras
OnScene.TV Covers Breaking News with JVC ProHD CamerasOnScene.TV cites camera’s low-light performance, combined with its lightweight, shoulder-mount form factor and use of non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards as “revolutionary” for the competitive industry.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced OnScene.tv is using the JVC GY-HM850 ProHD camera to shoot and deliver breaking news footage faster than the competition. Anthony Carrasco, operations director for the OnScene.tv San Diego branch, said the camera’s low-light performance, combined with its lightweight, shoulder-mount form factor and use of non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards, is “revolutionary” for the competitive industry.
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Leading Pan-European AV Rental Company, AED Group, Upgrades Inventory with 20 AJA Ki Pro Ultras
Leading Pan-European AV Rental Company, AED Group, Upgrades Inventory with 20 AJA Ki Pro UltrasAED selected Ki Pro Ultra to offer its customers a cost-effective and compact solution to playback and record 4K Ultra HD footage
AV industry solutions provider and equipment rental house AED recently upgraded its inventory with the purchase of 20 AJA Ki Pro Ultra video recorder and playback devices. With offices located in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK, AED is committed to providing its customers in professional AV with affordable solutions tailored to meet every budget.
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South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderDP Everett Gorel said he opted for the Panasonic VariCam LT because it stood out in terms of its broad dynamic range and extreme low-light capabilities.
Full-service production company South Coast Film & Video (Houston, TX) recently purchased a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder that has been used to shoot a new commercial campaign for METRO, the Houston transportation agency serving the nation’s 4thlargest city.
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Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and AvailabilityCine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses begin shipping on December 9 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that the Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses will begin shipping on December 9, 2016 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD.
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Timecode Systems Announces Shipping of SyncBac PRO
Timecode Systems Announces Shipping of SyncBac PROThe new, wireless, embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras is now in stock.
Timecode Systems Limited today announced that SyncBac PRO, introduced at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, is now shipping. The new, wireless, embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras is now in stock and available to buy throughout the company's international network of resellers.
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Pro Graphics Operator James Stevens Uses AJA Corvid 88 w/Ross XPression System to Boost Live Graphics Streams
Pro Graphics Operator James Stevens Uses AJA Corvid 88 w/Ross XPression System to Boost Live Graphics StreamsAJA Video Systems’ Corvid 88 video and audio I/O card for developers is supported in the new Ross XPression Quad Real-Time Motion Graphics System. Longtime XPression user James Stevens is an LA-based graphics operator and early adopter of this latest Corvid 88-powered configuration.
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Hit Comedy 'TOO YOUNG TO DIE!' Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Hit Comedy 'TOO YOUNG TO DIE!' Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera"I wanted to give viewers more excitement and a feeling of unity in the live music scenes, so I decided to let camera operators have Pocket Cinema Cameras as well," said DoP Daisuke Soma.
Blackmagic Design today announced that five Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to shoot live music scenes in Kankuro Kudo’s new hit film, "TOO YOUNG TO DIE!" Written and directed by Kankuro Kudo -- who has been involved in many popular dramas and films as a screenwriter and director -- "TOO YOUNG TO DIE" follows the adventures of the film’s leading character, Daisuke, who dies in an accident at the age of 17 and goes to Hell. While in Hell, Daisuke tries to come back to life to confess his love to his classmate and kiss the girl, all under the intensive training of Killer K, an ogre who formed a rock band called "Hells."
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Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"
Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"Anton/Bauer caught up with Gaffa Media founder and Creative Director, Klaus Pedersen to find out more about his latest passion project Story of Becoming -- which captures the hidden struggles and triumphs of 3-time WKU Amateur Kickboxing Champion Katalin Konya. The documentary explores the differences between a person who becomes a world champion and those who do not.
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Ikegami UHK-430 4K Camera and HC-HD300 at 2016 NAB Show New York
Ikegami UHK-430 4K Camera and HC-HD300 at 2016 NAB Show New YorkInnovative Systems Will Be Demonstrated from Leader in HD & UHD Cameras and Production Equipment
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2016 NAB Show New York in booth #1751. This year’s NAB NY exhibition halls will be open November 9-10 at the Jacob Javits Center.
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Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television CommercialsFor the 30 and 60 second spots, the URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used as the A camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
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AJA Hires Robert Stacy as Asia Pacific General Manager
AJA Hires Robert Stacy as Asia Pacific General ManagerIndustry Veteran to Oversee AJA Sales and Marketing Across Region
AJA Video Systems has hired Robert Stacy as the company’s new Asia Pacific General Manager, based in Tokyo, Japan, Stacy joins the team with more than two decades of experience in the digital video technology business.
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FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera ArsenalPanasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium
Seminole Productions, the video production unit of Florida State University’s College of Communication and FSU Athletics partner, recently invested in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards that are installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Canon U.S.A. Launches New Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, New JerseyCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that their service operation in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey has relocated to 125 Chubb Ave., Suite 100N, Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The new Professional Service & Support Center is geared toward industry professionals and photo enthusiasts and is designed to support the imaging community in the New York metropolitan area. This facility will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on a walk-in basis with no appointments needed.
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Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US Broadcast
Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US BroadcastArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that it has been selected by US Broadcast for channel distribution. Archion's products deliver some of the highest storage speeds – contained within the fewest number of chasses -- in the industry, giving broadcast and content creation facilities the ability to deploy more seats ore demanding applications with fewer storage arrays. This tremendous network storage performance enables a single solution for large scale editorial, VFX, color grading, and more.
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF used on MAX’s ‘LightsLow’
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF used on MAX’s ‘LightsLow’Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Video Assist 4K Shoot MAX's "Lights Down Low" Music Video
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used to shoot the music video for “Lights Down Low” by MAX. Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K was used for 4K monitoring and recording on the intensely packed two day shoot, while DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for color grading the video.
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Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016
Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016Get hands-on with Sigma’s brand new 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm F4 Art, 500mm F4 Sport, Cine lens line and SD Quattro camera lineup
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has announced its participation in the 2016 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE), held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016. In addition to presentations by its esteemed group of Sigma Pro photographers, Sigma will display the brand-new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses and its new line of Cine lenses at booth 537. Adding to this year’s excitement, Sigma will also have one giveaway each day for attendees who visit the booth. Attendees can enter the daily drawing for a chance to win a 24-35mm Art lens, 50mm Art lens or a Sigma sd Quattro with a 30mm F1.4 Art lens, a total value of more than $2500.00!
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Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.The award winning Shogun Inferno – the world’s most advanced monitor recorder – is now shipping, ushering in the exciting new era of 4K 60p HDR filmmaking
Since its inception, Atomos has been famous for redefining what monitors and recorders can do for all types of cameras and all types of filmmakers. The Atomos difference is that we develop cutting edge technology to propel the industry forward but deliver it at a price point and with a user interface that opens the technology up to the entire filmmaking community. Shogun Inferno gives the Atomos treatment to 4K 60p Log/Raw cameras, delivering high frame rate / high resolution recording & high dynamic range / high bright monitoring for under $2,000 USD MSRP.
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Roland Professional A/V Helps Bring “The Future. Redefined.” to the World
Roland Professional A/V Helps Bring “The Future. Redefined.” to the WorldGlobal launch event relied exclusively on Roland Professional A/V equipment to deliver five hours of performances from three stages to viewers around the globe
Roland recently premiered more than 30 new products to a global audience during a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour streaming online music festival — “The Future. Redefined.” — featuring live performances from VIP events in eight major cities worldwide. The final encore event, at Six01 Studio in Burbank, California, was the most ambitious and complex, production-wise, and relied exclusively on Roland Professional A/V equipment to deliver five hours of performances from three stages to viewers around the globe. The artist lineup at Six01 Studio included Linda Perry, Saint Motel, DJ Pierre, DJ Trayze, Mike Garson, Judith Hill, Echosmith, Masego, MOON, Ric’key Pageot, SAARA, She Wants Revenge, Smallpools, Tal Wilkenfeld, Gregg Bissonette, Josh Stevens and Lola Astanova, and others. Six01 Studio is an event and rehearsal space, gallery space, and photo studio, as well as the headquarters for Six01, an artist collective and think tank.
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Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner Used by Afinal Filmes to Restore Brazilian Film Classics
Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner Used by Afinal Filmes to Restore Brazilian Film ClassicsAfinal Filmes chooses Cintel because company needed RAW files to truly correct footage
Blackmagic Design today announced that Brazilian based post production house Afinal Filmes has taken the next step in its archival documentary restoration initiatives by integrating the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner into its workflow.
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Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now Shipping
Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now ShippingBoth new cameras feature Red's revolutionary Helium™ 8K S35 sensor
Today RED Digital Cinema will begin shipping two new cameras - the highly anticipated RED EPIC-W and the newest WEAPON®. Both cameras feature the compact and intuitive design of the DSMC2™ form factor as well as the new HELIUM™ 8K S35 sensor. HELIUM - RED’s latest sensor technology - allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the superior dynamic range found in the award-winning RED DRAGON® sensor.
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Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4KPerfect World Entertainment online publisher upgrades livestreaming facilities with Micro Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that four URSA Mini 4K PL cameras and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K with the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast panel were used by Guangzhou based Guangdong i-Mass Vision to provide a live feed of Chinese singer Luhan’s solo concert tour. The tour, named “Luhan Reloaded:2016,” was streamed exclusively by ME, a mobile live streaming app of China’s leading social entertainment platform YY Inc.
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Harvard University Athletics to Stream Field Hockey Live with JVC Sports Production Camera
Harvard University Athletics to Stream Field Hockey Live with JVC Sports Production CameraHarvard Athletics uses a JVC GY-HM200SP camera to produce live streaming coverage with graphics of its rowing teams
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Harvard University Athletics in Cambridge, Mass., will use its new GY-HM200SP 4KCAM sports production camera with embedded score panel graphics to stream live coverage of its field hockey team on Oct. 15. The camera was purchased earlier this year to simplify production and reduce crew and gear requirements for live, boat-based coverage of the school’s four rowing teams.
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Japan's EXPO TV Builds 4K Broadcast Studio Using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and Teranex Minis
Japan's EXPO TV Builds 4K Broadcast Studio Using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and Teranex Minis​10 hours of daily programming with Studio Camera 4K, Teranex converters, Smart Videohubs, SmartScope Duo 4K, Hyperdeck Studio and more​
Blackmagic Design today announced that EXPO TV at EXPO CITY in Osaka built a new 4K broadcast studio using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Teranex Mini and Teranex Express. The new build out supports EXPO City’s massive shopping and entertainment complex in Osaka, shooting and delivering media to thousands of customers each day.
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The sky is the limit for 4K IMAX HDR "Sully" with Baselight
The sky is the limit for 4K IMAX HDR "Sully" with BaselightTechnicolor harnesses Baselight’s high-resolution capabilities for big-screen retelling of "Miracle on the Hudson"
Technicolor LA recently gave Clint Eastwood’s biographical drama Sully the full Baselight HDR colour grade treatment to achieve its pristine look for IMAX. Produced by Malpaso Productions, the film tells the true story of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, portrayed by Tom Hanks, and applauds him as a hero after he safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in New York back in 2009, saving 155 lives.
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Cooke Optics miniS4/i lenses bring a new look to Midsomer Murders
Cooke Optics miniS4/i lenses bring a new look to Midsomer MurdersUncoated lenses add a new twist to 19th season of beloved UK drama
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that the latest series of the long-running British drama series Midsomer Murders is being shot with uncoated Cooke miniS4/i lenses, supplied by VMI.
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RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera
RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio CameraEach section is filmed live, with five camera feeds being taken into an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher for mixing
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the latest series of "Anne's Kitchen" was filmed in Ultra HD 4K with digital film and studio cameras, including the URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera 4K. Post production on the prime time RTL series, including the edit and grade, was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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New World Symphony Prepares for a 4K Future with HITACHI Cameras
New World Symphony Prepares for a 4K Future with HITACHI CamerasAmerica’s Orchestral Academy installs 12 HITACHI cameras in 4K upgrade to support its outdoor WALLCAST™ concert series
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) has partnered with New World Symphony, an orchestral academy based in Miami Beach, to help transition the live production of its world-renowned outdoor WALLCAST™ concert experiences and other productions to native 4K UHD resolution.
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Miller Camera Support Helps Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation Rise With Air Alloy Tripod System
Miller Camera Support Helps Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation Rise With Air Alloy Tripod SystemMiller Helps Create Inspirational Stories to Spread Spinal Cord Injury Awareness
When co-founder of the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation, Wesley Jones, fell 20 feet (nearly 7 meters) from a tree at nine years old, he and his family knew that his life would be forever changed. Having been confined to an electric wheelchair ever since, Wesley and his brother Reggie created the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation to provide care and support to victims of spinal cord injuries and their families. Through donated camera support equipment, including the AIR Alloy Tripod System, from Miller Camera Support, LLC, the Foundation is able to document inspirational stories and personify these devastating tragedies.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture POV and Action Shots for Mountain Dew Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture POV and Action Shots for Mountain Dew CommercialInnovative, high-quality images achieved through ​RAW recording, interchangeable MFT lenses, and 13 stops of dynamic range​
Blackmagic Design today announced that Micro Cinema Cameras were used by second unit DP Casey Wilson to shoot action, point-of-view (POV) and close-up shots for Mountain Dew’s new off-road Capture the Flag commercial featuring professional race car driver Chase Elliott. Nate Balli, of Utah-based production specialists Moniker Media, directed the spot, which made use of innovative shots in order to highlight an unprecedented game of Capture the Flag thought up by Elliott, who also mapped out the course.
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Leader Announces 4K HDR Option for LV7390 3G/HD/SD SDI Rasterizer
Leader Announces 4K HDR Option for LV7390 3G/HD/SD SDI RasterizerNew upgrade includes high dynamic range measurement capabilities for the ITU.BT.2100 Hybrid Log Gamma, Dolby PQ and Sony SLOG-3 protocols
Leader Electronics Europe announces a major new option for the Leader LV7390 4K-upgradable 3G/HD/SD SDI rasterizer. The new LV7390-OP20 4K upgrade allows the LV7390 to support 4K/UHD programme production and post as well as 4x3G HD-SDI.
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Polaroid Introduces Handheld LED Light Wand for Photographers and Videographers
New travel light wand features all the high-powered LED capabilities of its LED sibling, the Polaroid brightsaber pro, in an even more compact and lightweight form factor
Available today, the new Polaroid brightsaber travel light wand for photographers and videographers features 98 high-powered LEDs with an output of 1500 lumens and color range from 3200k to 5500k to capture the perfect shot on-the-go or in the studio. Weighing under two pounds, the new brightsaber offers 10 power settings and four color filters to give photographers and videographers maximum control and creativity when lighting their handheld shoots. The detachable wand handle allows users to break the wand down into an ultra-compact size for easy transport.
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Musicbed Licensing Platform Creates Live Recording Sessions with Blackmagic Design
Musicbed Licensing Platform Creates Live Recording Sessions with Blackmagic DesignMusicbed Sessions use Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and three SmartView HD monitors.
Blackmagic Design announced today that the music licensing platform Musicbed uses ATEM live production switchers and SmartView monitors to create cinematic live music experiences, called “Musicbed Sessions,” which feature performances from musicians spanning various genres.
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Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripod
Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripodAce L combines excellent build quality with light weight
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to introduce the new Freddie Wong Signature Edition Ace L tripod system. As one of the biggest digital influencers of our time, filmmaker and YouTube superstar Freddie Wong has used the Sachtler Ace L throughout his rise in the industry and while filming comedy shorts for his acclaimed production company RocketJump. RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views on YouTube and has branched out into its own Hulu Series entitled RocketJump: The Show.
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Transvideo Wins Cinec Award For Its Starlite Hd5-arri Recorder-monitor
Transvideo Wins Cinec Award For Its Starlite Hd5-arri Recorder-monitor(Paris, France--September 28, 2016) Transvideo is proud to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Cinec Award this year for its StarliteHD5-ARRI monitor-recorder in the category of Camera Technology / New Digital Capturing Tools. The Cinec Award is a unique prize for outstanding achievements and innovations in the fields of motion-picture technology and post production. The prizes were judged during the Cinec Expo in Munich by industry experts that included Hollywood cameraman Klemens Becker and lighting director Stuart Gain.
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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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HBO Director of Workflow, post-house founder, owner of the first two RED cameras, founder and developer of Endcrawl, technologist, futurist, educator, and more: John 'Pliny' Eremic, is regularly asked for career advice in the field of filmmaking. Step One, he says, is to consider a new job. There's much more of course, delivered with Pliny's peerless wit, directness, and insight. Whether you're just starting in the business, or looking to break through to the next level, you won't want to miss this guide to making your own luck.
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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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