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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM
News: October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAMJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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Biggest Stock Video Company in the World Sees Growth of 4K Video Surge
Pond5 data shows 10x growth in 4K video uploads since 2014
According to Pond5, the world’s largest marketplace for royalty-free video footage, 4K resolution video is finally having its day.
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Los Angeles' Alternative Rentals offers Panasonic's VariCam® 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema (Los Angeles, CA) has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growth
News: Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growthanavision, the entertainment industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, today announced the recapitalization of the company. With the recapitalization, Panavision’s senior lenders unanimously agreed to convert a majority of the company’s long term debt into common stock of the company. This major reduction in Panavision’s debt enhances its capital structure and enables the company to explore growth opportunities.
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Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growth
News: Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for GrowthPanavision, the entertainment industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, today announced the recapitalization of the company. With the recapitalization, Panavision’s senior lenders unanimously agreed to convert a majority of the company’s long term debt into common stock of the company. This major reduction in Panavision’s debt enhances its capital structure and enables the company to explore growth opportunities.
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL CONJURE UP THE COOKE LOOK
News: JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL CONJURE UP THE COOKE LOOK 
Acclaimed BBC drama shot with Cooke S4/i lenses
The acclaimed BBC drama series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell was shot with Cooke S4/i lenses by director of photography Stephan Pehrsson. Based on the eponymous novel by Susanna Clarke, the period drama is set in a version of 19th century England where magic was once lost but is now returning.
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TFBOYS' Fanta Commercial Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing's HomeBoy Cine Studio
TFBOYS’ Fanta TVC Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing’s HomeBoy Cine Studio
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Winners of First iAnimate at Cinesite Apprenticeship Announced
News: Winners of First iAnimate at Cinesite Apprenticeship AnnouncedCinesite and online training company iAnimate today announced two winners of their first, 2015 animation apprenticeship. The joint iAnimate at Cinesite apprenticeship was launched in April, with the aim of fostering new talent entering the thriving Canadian visual effects and animation industry.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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HP News: New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP
HP today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.
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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
News: Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners AnnouncedCine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
Cine Gear Expo drew the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community for the unveiling of the latest industry technology and to discuss the latest trends. There were 15,490 attendees from 48 countries at the event.
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RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015
News: RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015First of 11 exclusive edits go live today on surfermag.com and red.com
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine announces the kickoff of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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CENTURY Optronic inc to provide support for fujinon lenses during canada’s summer sports bonanza
Service partner for FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division specializes in lenses and battery supplies for broadcast
Century Optronic, the Canadian-based service partner for the Optical Devices Divisionof FUJIFILM North America Corporation, will provide technical support for FUJINON lenses during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Pan Am Games, and the Para Pan Am Games. Based in Markham, Ontario, Century Optronicspecializes in the sales and service of lenses and battery supplies for broadcast television production.
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Canon?s New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros
Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFCTM
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Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
News: Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
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axle Cam Introduces Radically Simple Camera-to-Computer Workflow
News: axle Cam Introduces Radically Simple Camera-to-Computer WorkflowAutomated camera ingest, media management and sharing in a single, affordable application
axle Video, developer of media management tools for video production, broadcast, news-gathering, and other applications that are easy to install, use and afford, today announces the release of a groundbreaking new product that resolves—elegantly and cost-effectively—the most persistent problem faced by videographers today: managing complex camera media. Shown for the first time at InfoComm 2015, axle Cam is a low-cost camera ingest application that streamlines the process of acquiring, organizing and sharing media from today’s most popular video cameras and DSLRs.
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Atomos Reinvents the Rack with the 4K/HD Shogun Studio
The world's first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7" 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck
Harnessing the latest recorder, monitor and playback technology with class leading Atomos usability and affordability, the Shogun Studio reinvents what is capable within a 3RU rack product.
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RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska
News: RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska“Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska , in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015
(Irvine, CA--June 16, 2015) RED Digital Cinema is pleased to announce its support of “Pretty Much Everything 2015”, an exhibition featuring art and images from iconic fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography), in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015. The exhibition will showcase a selection of more than 100 works spanning the duo’s various mediums of photography, video and sculpture, depicting the past 26 years of their iconic imagery. A 60-minute loop of their ground-breaking fashion films and music videos for artists such as Rihanna, Bjork and Lady Gaga, mainly shot on RED cameras, will be included in the exhibition.
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AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015
AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015 HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI Mini-Converters Transmit and Receive HDMI over Ethernet, ROI-DP Provides Region-of-Interest DisplayPort to SDI, and FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R Provide 4 Channels of 3G-SDI to Fiber Conversion
AJA Video Systems today introduced five new Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015, the HB-T-HDMI, and the HB-R-HDMI, along with the ROI-DP, FiDO-4T and the FiDO-4R. ROI-DP provides real-time region-of-interest output to HD-SDI video from any DisplayPort enabled computer. The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI offer easy extension of UltraHD or HD HDMI signals over Ethernet cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. FiDO-4T (transmit) and FiDO-4R (receive) conveniently deliver up to four channels of 3G-SDI over fiber on standard LC connectors.
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Matrox Press Announcement: Maevex H.264 Decoders and New Panasonic PTZ Camera Demonstrate Full HD Streaming at InfoComm
News: Matrox Press Announcement: Maevex H.264 Decoders and New Panasonic PTZ Camera Demonstrate Full HD Streaming at InfoCommAt InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19), Matrox® Graphics Inc. and Panasonic will feature live demonstrations of the new Panasonic AW-HE130 PTZ camera feeding high-quality IP streams to Matrox H.264 decoders.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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NiTRo Builds Shibuya 4K Post House With DaVinci Resolve, Teranex Express and MultiView 16
NiTRo SHIBUYA opened this April with four edit suites, two sound mixing studios, a machine room with space for ingesting and exporting materials and ten offline edit rooms
Blackmagic Design announced today that Nittere Technical Resources, aka NiTRo, a comprehensive production company affiliated with Nippon TV, has built a new 4K post production facility in Shibuya which includes DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic MultiView 16’s and a number of other Blackmagic Design 4K broadcast products.
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Wolf Hall - How LipSync Post rebuilt Tudor London
Based on the Hilary Mantel novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall transports viewers to a meticulously recreated vision of 16th-century London. Here, the implacable Thomas Cromwell must seek a way to annul the 20-year marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, despite heavy opposition from The Pope and the entire continent of Europe.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
News: Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episode
News: VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episodeLegendary German crime drama “Tatort” has selected the VariCam 35 for the latest episode, which airs in spring 2016
The new Tatort "Himmelfahrt" commissioned by NDR, starring Wotan Wilke Möhring and Franziska Weisz, will be directed by Özgür Yildirim and produced by Wüste Medien GmbH.
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Atomos Shogun the Perfect Level Up for New Sony a7RII
Sony lead the way in the Full Frame 4K Cinema Look video camera revolution, especially when paired with the ProRes Powerhouse of the Atomos Shogun
Sony has stamped their position as the world's largest sensor manufacturer with the announcement of the a7RII, a flagship full frame Mirrorless camera. Winning the 4K race to replace the hugely successful "Affordable Cinema Look" from the HD only Canon 5D series.
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iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap Vaults
News: iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap VaultsLive Workshops Teach Actors, Producers, Directors and Animators the Art of Emerging Motion Capture Technology Using Leading Markerless Mocap Developer’s Tools
Recognizing the growing need for today’s professional actors, directors and producers to learn the unique challenges behind working with motion capture technology, iPi Soft, makers of the leading markerless motion capture technology iPi Motion Capture, has partnered with The Mocap Vaults,an educational resource that offers both online tutorials and live workshops in Los Angeles, Canada, London, and other European cities.
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CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS Cameras
News: CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS CamerasIkegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 Cameras Bring Lifelike Imagery to Viewing Audiences for the 44th Edition of the Copa América, South America's Main International Soccer Tournament
Soccer action is heating up with the start of the 2015 Copa América, which stands as the main international soccer tournament (and the oldest in the world) for national teams held this year in Chile, South America. Mobile production provider CINECOLOR CHILE, a business division of GRUPO CHILEFILMS, is covering the three-week event with a large-scale deployment of approximately 30 Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 CMOS camera systems.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDIBlackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty: “DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is our most advanced PCIe capture and playback card for high end digital cinema users.”
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that lets customers connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment that use quad link 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI mezzanine card is available now for US$75 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.
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ARRI Brasil to Open in São Paulo, Q3 2015
Subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil will open in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products
ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
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"The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: "The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorksSean R. Smith leads a three-month post-production effort to finish the acclaimed six-part series.
Andrew Jarecki’s engrossing documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst explores the murky world of a real estate magnate suspected of three murders. Post-production finishing for the series, airing in six parts on HBO, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Sean R. Smith served as finishing editor and colorist, working in collaboration with Jarecki, writer/producer/director of photography Marc Smerling and post-production supervisor Susan Lazarus to bring the series to its final form and look.
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Japanese Series “Yokokuhan” Uses Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
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Canon Digital Learning Center Celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary
EOS 5D DSLR series marks 10th anniversary
As one of the most robust, versatile and advanced cameras in the industry, the EOS 5D series of Digital SLR cameras have come a long way. From its introduction in 2005, three subsequent generations of cameras have followed since then – the EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R – each one more technologically advanced than its predecessor.
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Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve for "Tomorrowland" in D-Cinema and Dolby Vision
Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve colors the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™
Blackmagic Design today announced that grading for Disney’s epic science fiction movie “Tomorrowland” was completed by Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve. As “Tomorrowland” is the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™, Nakamura also used DaVinci Resolve to create a pass for the new Dolby Vision projection system.
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Carbon 3D : A RealFlow Case Study
a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
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Atomos Announce Action Add-ons for Shogun
Newly announced Atomos have created a range of add on accessories designed to make the popular 4K Shogun monitor recorder even more battle ready in the field. The new accessories, together bundled as the Shogun Action Pack, include;
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Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERS
News: Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERSCinematographer Doug Farris, owner of Ghost Hand Productions, serving the San Francisco Bay area, recently invested in two Panasonic VariCam®35 4K camera/recorders, as well as a VariCam HS high-speed camera/recorder.
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Lights, Cameras and Action Tools at Cine Gear Expo
Lights, cameras and action is the name of the game at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, opening Friday, June 5, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Each year the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community gather to see and compare notes on the latest trends and technology on the famous Paramount backlot. It’s the chance for hundreds of equipment vendors to show new innovations to the filmmaking community.
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Go behind the Scenes on The Hateful Eight at Cine Gear
News: Go behind the Scenes on The Hateful Eight at Cine GearSee Test Footage Shot and Projected in Ultra Panavision 70
Panavision will showcase test footage from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, shot by Robert Richardson, ASC in Ultra Panavision 70 at Cine Gear Expo on Saturday, June 6, at 11:30 a.m. The footage will be projected in 70 mm anamorphic film at the Paramount Theater. Giving attendees a look behind the scenes of this highly anticipated Western will be Dan Sasaki, Panavision’s VP of Optical Engineering, who will explain the adaptations and innovations required to shoot in Ultra Panavision 70 in 2015. Journalist David Heuring will moderate the discussion.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015A wonderfully successful festival again for ARRI in Cannes, with almost 60% of feature films from all selections being shot with ARRI equipment and more than 40% captured with the ARRI ALEXA and ARRI cine lenses. Overall, more than half of the festival’s films that were shot digitally used ALEXA as their main camera, showing that ARRI remains the pre-eminent technology leader, setting a gold standard for the rest of the industry.
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AJA Extends #TryCION Worldwide Tour With New Dates in Europe
AJA Extends #TryCION Worldwide Tour With New Dates in Europe
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Latest ARRI Press Release: Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
Gear Expo to Present ARRI with Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
ARRI will be honored for its role in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking with the Cine Gear Expo 2015 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on June 5 in a ceremony at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The distinction recognizes ARRI’s dedication to advancing motion picture technology over its 98-year history. ARRI Inc. President and CEO Glenn Kennel will accept the award.
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AJA Promotes Dave Sampson to Director of Global Sales
News: AJA Promotes Dave Sampson to Director of Global SalesFive year vet has successfully established and deepened the company's relationships with industry developer partners
AJA Video Systems announced today that Dave Sampson has been promoted to Director of Global Sales. Sampson has been with AJA for just under five years, and has successfully established and deepened the company's relationships with industry developer partners.
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Atomos Spot Light all-in-one 4K & HD Monitor/Recorders for the World's Leading Cameras at Cine Gear 2015
Atomos will demonstrate a host of feature updates for the award winning Shogun
At Cine Gear 2015 Atomos will demonstrate a host of feature updates for the award winning Shogun, including Pre-roll Record and Time Lapse along with Anamorphic de-squeeze and RAW to ProRes/DNxHR/CDNG for Arri, AJA, Sony, Canon eg the new Canon CX10 and expanded Custom Meta Data Tagging, all designed to help users speed up their work flow.
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"Hibi Rock" Shot on Blackmagic Cameras and Graded Using DaVinci Resolve
Japanese feature shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, graded with DaVinci Re
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Japanese feature film "Hibi Rock" was shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, as well as was graded using DaVinci Resolve. The film was recently released in Japan and to DVD this June.
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AJA Launches "Summer of Savings" Promotion for CION & Select Ki Pro Products
Amazing New Pricing for the CION Production Camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro Recorders
AJA Video Systems today launched the “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing pricing for the CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. The price for CION is now $4995 US MSRP, which reflects a $4000 price reduction. Ki Pro Quad is now $2995 US MSRP, Ki Pro Mini is $1495 US MSRP, Ki Pro is $2495 US MSRP, and Ki Pro ND is $2295 US MSRP. AJA customers who purchased the CION production camera before May 26, 2015 will receive two AJA Pak 512 SSDs for free, directly from AJA (valued at $2495 MSRP).
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio Captures The Deadly Art of Kung Fu
Dogs can’t fight off fleas and ticks by themselves. But in FRONTLINE Plus’ “Fight Like a Little Green Man,” the Nice Shoes Creative Studio partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness to imagine a scenario in which a dog could battle fleas as effectively as FRONTLINE Plus’ formula, personified by its trademark clan of little green men. The challenge to solve was how to get a dog to behave like a ninja. Rather than attempting to train an actual dog in martial arts, Creative director Harry Dorrington proposed a scenario in which live action footage and a photoreal 3D dog were brought together, imbuing the heroic canine with the skills needed to fight off pesky parasites. Dorrington has aided Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness in crafting the FRONTLINE Plus ninjas across multiple campaigns, so he was well positioned to impart the ways of the ninja. Watch the results here: https://vimeo.com/124876496
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Panavision Unveils New Version of Panascout App
News: Panavision Unveils New Version of Panascout AppRevamped Interface Offers Enhanced User Experience; Now Available on Android and Windows
Panavision has released a new and groundbreaking version of its popular PANASCOUT application. Adopted by industry professionals as an essential creative tool during preproduction, PANASCOUT was the first application to allow capturing and sharing of images encoded with the crucial metadata needed on location scouts. PANASCOUT is available for free on all mobile devices running iOS, Android and Windows platforms. A wide range of intuitive functions and a redesigned user interface make it even easier to record and share images and information with the entire creative team. PANASCOUT now offers video capture in PANAFRAME, a framing overlay that displays a choice of aspect ratios from true widescreen 2.40 (Anamorphic), to 1.85 (Super 35mm), 1.78 (16:9 HD), and 1.33 (4:3), and custom. Metadata automatically incorporates date/time, file name, focal length, aspect ratio, and any notes added by the user, which can be saved to a folder or the device’s library. A “Map it” button allows photos to be plotted on a map identifying the exact location where they were taken. Additionally, by clicking the “P” button, users can find contact information for the closest Panavision office anywhere in the world.
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Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production
News: Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial ProductionIn a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including a basement. Shot on CION at 4K in ProRes 444, with time-lapse footage captured on multiple Canon DSLRs, the spot showcases the beautiful cinematic images from the CION camera on a low light set.
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Roland Garros Installs Blackmagic Design MultiView 16 for French Open
Purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete coverage
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) video production team will monitor all of the action at this year’s French Open using eight Blackmagic MultiView 16s. The purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete preview of all the action as it happens at Le Stade Roland Garros, Paris’ international tennis venue.
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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on Blackmagic
News: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on BlackmagicUltron cinematographer Ben Davis : "It was all about the latitude and the size."
(Fremont, CA--May 28, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” 2nd Unit shot extensively on the Pocket Cinema Camera. Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated sequel to “Marvel’s The Avengers” was lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).
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SmallHD Intros New 501 5-inch Monitor at Cine Gear Expo
News: SmallHD Intros New 501 5-inch Monitor at Cine Gear ExpoSmallHD, pioneer of compact high definition field monitors, announces the new 501, the second field monitor in its new-platform 500 Series of 5-inch full HD on-camera monitors. It joins the award-winning 502 monitor and Sidefinder viewfinder introduced at NAB 2015 and is available immediately.
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Hollywood's Flash Film Works Completes VFX for "The Librarians"
Dozens of extensive VFX shots for each episode of hit TNT weekly TV series
Blackmagic Design today announced that Flash Film Works uses Fusion Studio on TNT’s new hit show “The Librarians,” including dozens of extensive VFX shots for each of the television show’s weekly episodes.
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Congratulations to Cannes Films Completed with Blackmagic Design¹s DaVinci Resolve
More than 20 films graded with DaVinci Resolve, others shot using Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival that were shot on Blackmagic Design digital film cameras and finished using DaVinci Resolve.
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Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/R
News:Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/RInaugural project is sensorial immersion for Art of Patron with White Label S/R via agency Firstborn
Award-winning director Mark Kudsis inaugural project with a White Label S/R Product is the epic Art of Patron Virtual Reality Experiencevia agency Firstborn. The sensorial immersion involves a groundbreaking blend of Virtual Reality Technology, Drone filming and photo real CG to transport participants to Patron’s Hacienda and experience its unique, handcrafted process as guided by the brand’s signature bee. The virtual reality experience is a centerpiece of Art of Patron events being held around the country. An interactive, 360 web version can be viewed at http://patrontequila.com/art-of-patron/vr
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Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcorders
News: Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcordersInvestment Includes VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders for Long-Form Projects
NBCUniversal News Group (New York, NY) has purchased a number of Panasonic electronic newsgathering (ENG) cameras and related broadcast equipment as part of its technology and workflow transformation initiative.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event
News: Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios EventCine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panel
Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.
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Inhance Digital Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on "Grimm"
Hollywood's Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm"
Blackmagic Design today announced today that Hollywood’s Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm,” one of NBC’s most popular and long running shows.
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDV
News: Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDVCustomer cites high price-to-performance ratio, exceptional quality in challenging production conditions for sports and live events
With seven trucks on the road, mobile production specialist TNDV has used up to 23 cameras for its largest live and broadcast events. A long-devoted user of HITACHI cameras, TNDV has now added five Z-HD6000 broadcast cameras to its arsenal.
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Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic Design
News:Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft
Blackmagic Design today announced a number of Blackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of “HAYABUSA 2," a Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft. Blackmagic Design products used included ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Teranex Express and a number of Mini Converters. This project was promoted by: JVC Kenwood・VideoTec and Japan Cablecast and aired on Channel 4K. Shooting and live streaming was done by Gokuraku Eizo and Video Service.
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ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU students
News:ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU studentsFifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography Honor Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas
Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas have won top honors at the Fifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography at New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts.
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Hitachi Extends Free Financing Plan
News: Hitachi Extends Free Financing PlanIn the pre-NAB rush, Hitachi Kokusai Electric announced a free financing plan through March 31 for several of its most popular broadcast and professional camera systems. Based on positive feedback and continuing interest, Hitachi has extended the financing offer through September 30.
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IKEGAMI NAMES ERIN RICE MIDWEST REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
News: IKEGAMI NAMES ERIN RICE MIDWEST REGIONAL SALES MANAGERIkegami Electronics U.S.A., a world leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, announced that it has named Erin Rice to the position of Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
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Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The Midwest
News: Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The MidwestMotion picture rental house Daufenbach Camera (Chicago, IL) has added the VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorder to its equipment roster.
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Guild of Television Cameramen Heads to Aynho for 2015 Awards Day
News: Guild of Television Cameramen Heads to Aynho for 2015 Awards DayFollowing the success of the 2013 and 2014 events at 'A Day In The Country', Aynho Park, the Guild of Television Cameramen returns to the Oxfordshire venue on Sunday May 17, 2015, for its 43rd Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation.
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Panasonic Schedules Post-nab Road Shows, Varicam 35/HS Workshops
Panasonic has announced an upcoming series of hands-on demonstrations and presentations of new products showcased at the recent National Association of Broadcasters convention, as well as in-depth instruction on shooting techniques for the VariCam 35® and VariCam HS camera/recorders. These two-day events are slated in May and June in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas (full schedule below).
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to Sports
News: Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to SportsSportsbeams™ introduces new Stadium LED 1200 Lights. Designed by members of the Emmy® award-winning team that revolutionized broadcast lighting, Sportsbeams brings the benefits of proprietary broadcast quality LED lighting to sports venues including: reliability, safety, quality of light, energy savings, compact form factor, and instant on/off. This new technology is made for stadiums and arenas doing relights—replacing existing legacy metal halide fixtures, and new venues requiring ground-up installations.
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The Aerigon Has Landed
Intuitive Aerial Inc. Opens Los Angeles Office
Intuitive Aerial AB , the Swedish manufacturer of the professional cinema drone the Aerigon, has opened a new Los Angeles office. Intuitive Aerial Inc., the U.S. arm of the company, will be responsible for sales and service throughout the Americas. The new location provides aerial cinematographers, drone pilots, camera operators, directors, and major studios with local sales and support for the most versatile elite cinema drone on the market.
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KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from Adorama
News: KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from AdoramaLeading camera and consumer electronics retailer Adorama is now the exclusive U.S. retail and wholesale outlet for more than 400 still and video camera adapters
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has just inked a deal with world-renowned camera adapter manufacturer KIPON, making the New York-based retailer the official exclusive U.S. outlet for all KIPON products. Available now on the Adorama website, customers can browse through more than 400 varieties of camera lens adapters including macro adapters, electronic adapters, adapters with integrated glass, optical focal reduction adapters, adapters with built-in aperture control, tilt/shift adapters, tilt adapters, and shift adapters for cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Leica and more. Kipon also offers a 12-month manufacturing warranty, which Adorama will honor on all purchases made at the store or on Adorama.com.
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Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci Resolve
News: Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Every Thing Will Be Fine”, directed by legendary German director Wim Wenders and starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve at Arri Film & TV Services Berlin by colourist Philipp Orgassa.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great AmericanMockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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OptiTrack Mocap Powers 5D Project at FMX
5D Global Studio to Showcase Project at FMX Conference
OptiTrack motion capture technology is powering real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha project, developed by 5D Global Studio in partnership with the University of Southern California's World Building Institute and the Al-Baydha Development Corporation. Al-Baydha, a 700 square kilometer region in Saudi Arabia home to nearly 3,000 tribal Bedouins, is an agrarian community on the verge of collapse due to livestock overgrazing. The goal of the Al-Baydha project is to empower the community by establishing a permanent, sustainable community infrastructure that can be maintained for generations to come. 5D will be showcasing the Al-Baydha project pipeline at the FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany from May 5-8.
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Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recorders
News: Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recordersClairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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The Blacklist Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor
News: The Blacklist Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnorGear Helps Camera Department’s Smooth Production
Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC’s hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location – including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York’s Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers – the show’s dramatic storytelling is a perfect match for the tools.
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AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and Asia
News: AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and AsiaTour Launches April 29th in San Francisco; Continues on to Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing
AJA Video Systems today announced the #TryCION tour, offering a hands-on look at the CION production camera in major cities across North America and the Asia Pacific region.
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AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and Asia
News: AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and AsiaTour Launches April 29th in San Francisco; Continues on to Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing
AJA Video Systems today announced the #TryCION tour, offering a hands-on look at the CION production camera in major cities across North America and the Asia Pacific region. The tour kicks off in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, April 29th at The Producer's Loft located at 2773 Folsom Street, Suite 101 during sessions scheduled at 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm; register online today: https://www.aja.com/tryciontour
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Toshiba Appoints Polecam Systems As Their European Centre Of Excellence
News: Toshiba Appoints Polecam Systems As Their European Centre Of ExcellencePolecam Systems has been appointed by Toshiba Europe as the European Centre of Excellence for their range of broadcast products. This announcement comes as a result of Toshiba restructuring their European distribution and representation for broadcast, medical and industrial products.
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SGO's Mistika and Mamba FX Create an Enticing Buzz at NAB2015
News: SGO's Mistika and Mamba FX Create an Enticing Buzz at NAB2015It's an NAB Wrap - SGO is Absolutely Fabulous in Las Vegas!
SGO unfolded another enthralling chapter at NAB 2015 as it continues to move in an upward direction away from an increasingly uniform market. SGO presented the latest creative and performance-enhancing developments for the Mistika colour grading and finishing platform, as well as new features for the popular node-based compositor Mamba FX.
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
News: OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack Enables Immersive VR for Museum-Goers at New York’s New Museum
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ARRI Puts ALEXA in a Mini Package
Introducing a new camera to its popular ALEXA family, ARRI announced the ALEXA SXT and the ALEXA Mini, a small form factor ALEXA camera for specialized shots where third party cameras have been used before.
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Snorri Bros Direct 360-Degree Spots for Texas Health Resources
Custom 360-Degree Camera Rig Delivers Innovative Stereographic Imagery
Directorial duo the Snorri Bros were recently tapped by ad agency Commerce House to tackle a technically challenging campaign for Texas Health Resources. The "Your World" campaign includes two :30 spots airing online and on TV across Texas.
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
News: OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack motion capture technology is being used by artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in collaboration with ScanLAB Projects to fully immerse viewers into Phantom, one of the first virtual reality installations utilizing Oculus Devkit2 to be presented at an art museum in New York City. The New Museum's 2015 Triennial exhibition, titled "Surround Audience," features work from early-career artists around the world, and "explores the impact of an increasingly connected world on personal identity and the role and evolution of art." Mangrané's installation combines OptiTrack motion capture technology and Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headsets to transport museum-goers to the rapidly disappearing rainforest in Brazil.
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Grass Valley News: Grass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of its
News: Grass Valley News: Grass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of itsGrass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of its 4K Acquisition Solutions
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that a number of industry leaders have committed to the new Grass Valley LDX 86 Universe switchable 4K/extreme-speed HD camera to greatly enhance their storytelling capabilities. Following on the heels of last year’s extremely successful 6X extreme-speed camera introduction, the LDX 86 Universe allows either 6X HD acquisition or 4K acquisition from the same camera, and is also available as an upgrade to existing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras.
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Record back in time, Customizable Tagging and Play-out Server with New AtomOS6
Atomos announce a schedule of OS changes that bring with them exciting new features for the already popular Atomos Shogun.
In the space of only 4 months, more than 15,000 Shoguns have rolled off the production line, arming film professionals around the world with the most streamlined, high quality way to create 4K productions. At NAB 2015, Atomos announce even more features for new and existing Shogun users, releasing details of upcoming enhancements for AtomOS6. Available via free download over the coming months, Shogun users will gain the following:
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Atomos Announce 'Bare Bones' Models
'Bare Bones' comes to the entire Atomos Monitor Record Line – making Shogun $1,695, Ninja 2 $395, Ninja Blade $795 and Samurai Blade $795. Atomos estimate shipping in May.
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Atomos Shogun Bolsters Support for High-end Cinema with RAW,
Atomos Shogun Bolsters Support for High-end Cinema with RAW, Anamorphic, Cinema 4K – Arri, AJA, Canon and Sony Supported
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Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphone
News: Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphoneAt NAB in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser [Booth C2055] is introducing its AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras that ensure totally stress-free audio capture. The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of a camera, where it automatically pairs with the microphone and switches on when the camera does. The system automatically adjusts the correct audio levels and transmits using a specially protected link in the license-free 1.9 GHz range. Setting up and recording high-quality audio for video has never been faster or more convenient.
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Ikegami Announces World's First Hand-held 8K UHDTV Camera System
News: Ikegami Announces World's First Hand-held 8K UHDTV Camera SystemDeveloped in collaboration with Japan Broadcasting Corporation , the new SHK-810 is one tenth the size of Ikegami’s first-generation 8K UHDTV camera.
Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd. (Ikegami) has collaborated with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to develop an 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) camera. Designed for live studio and field production, the SHK-810 camera head is compact and weighs less than 20 lbs (9 kg). It can be operated in the same way as the existing Ikegami broadcast camera systems.
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Sony Demonstrates First Ever 4K-ready, IP-networked Live Production Switcher at NAB 2015
Format-agnostic, IP-enabled live production switcher will bring the benefits of IP live production systems to live broadcasting
At NAB 2015, Sony is demonstrating an advanced 4K live over IP solution for live broadcasting. This solution centers on the world’s first 4K ready, IP networked live production switcher. The exhibit will also present prototypes of a baseband processor and a live server currently-in-development that will be necessary for achieving complete live-production solutions.
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Sony Unveils HDC-4300 World's First 4K System Camera with Three 4K Image Sensors
News: Sony Unveils HDC-4300 World's First 4K System Camera with Three 4K Image SensorsThe HDC-4300 delivers 4K/HD capabilities for Sports and Event Broadcast; Up to 8X Super-Slow Motion in HD Resolution and Proven HDC Series Performance
Sony’s next generation of HDC series camera technology provides the ability to use the high magnification wide zoom range lenses currently employed by HD 2/3-inch systems while maintaining an adequate depth of field to properly show all of the action in live event broadcasting.
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Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015
News: Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015Enhancing the production of high-quality, sharp and detailed content
Sony’s exhibition at NAB 2015 features demonstrations of High Dynamic Range technologies and workflows, which open up new possibilities for creative expression and viewing experiences. Sony will showcase comparisons between High Dynamic Range and Standard Dynamic Range, including color grading and home TV viewing.
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Panasonic Introduces AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera With Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera is ideal for remote studio, weather and traffic reporting, image magnification and sports implementations
Panasonic is announcing the AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, ideal for remote studio, weather and traffic reporting, image magnification and sports implementations. The UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p/50p with the ability to simultaneously output HD (up to 1080/59.94p/50p.
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Panasonic Broadens Applications for Varicam 35/HS Camera/Recorders with Cable Extension Unit
Operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight
Panasonic has announced an extension unit for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders. Capitalizing on the unique modular design of the new VariCams, with the respective camera heads dockable to a common recorder, the five-meter extension cable permits operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight.
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Panasonic Rolls Out P2 Cast Cloud Service, Accelerating News Editing And the Pace of Stories To Air
Offers a New Intimate Connection between Cameras in the Field and Newsrooms
At NAB 2015, Panasonic has introduced P2 Cast, a cloud-based news production system that leverages the network features of the company’s next-generation P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording -- the AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270. P2 Cast integrates these camcorders’ network capabilities so content uploaded to the cloud is immediately available for reviewing and editing.
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Panasonic and LiveU Announce Cloud-Based Camera/Live Uplink Solution for AJ- PX5000G, AJ-PX800, AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA Camcorders
Free upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
Panasonic is expanding its strategic collaboration with LiveU (Hackensack, NJ) with the announcement of a free* firmware upgrade for its AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270 series P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording. The upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
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Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program
News: 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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ARRI Puts ALEXA in a Mini PackageARRI Puts ALEXA in a Mini Package
Introducing a new camera to its popular ALEXA family, ARRI announced the ALEXA SXT and the ALEXA Mini, a small form factor ALEXA camera for specialized shots where third party cameras have been used before.
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Blackmagic Unveils Tiny Cameras and Big Sensor UpgradesBlackmagic Unveils Tiny Cameras and Big Sensor Upgrades
Blackmagic has unveiled a variety of new camera and broadcast products, including "micro" version of their popular cameras for remote control or all day use, a new version of Resolve, and sensor upgrades to the URSA cinema camera.
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Canon Brings 4K: C300 Mark II & Compact Digital CamcorderCanon Brings 4K: C300 Mark II & Compact Digital Camcorder
Canon brings new 4K cameras and tools to their ecosystem, including the C300 Mark II with internal 4K recording, XC10 small form factor 4K camcorder, and a 4K reference monitor for portable and on-set needs.
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2015 Chronicles: Surgeons of the Caribbean 2: The Magic Cave
If you read the 2014 entry on the Dominican trips, you will know that I document medical procedures performed by a group of US surgeons who travel to the DR. I had spent December and January preparing for this trip, including making sure everyone on the trip had booked travel...
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2014 Adventures Part 15: The Windy City is Particularly Windy in the WInter
I skipped Part 14, because if you've ready two blog articles about trips to Denver, you've read them all. Use your imagination - it was cold and snowy and productive. Redeye home. That was November. The week after Thanksgiving 2014 it was off to our final conference and trip of...
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2014 Adventures: Part 7 - Surgeons of the Caribbean
I'll make this entry on behalf of two similar trips to the Dominican Republic. Some doctors we work with go to the DR a couple of times a year to provide cardiovascular advanced care to the local population. My role was to document some of these procedures for teaching purposes....
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AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a relatively new plug-in by RE:Vision Effects called RE:Match and how it can very quickly and accurately deal with the very common problem of non-matching cameras in After Effects.
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Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 106 Multi-Camera Work-flow
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the new and improved multi-camera work-flow in Premiere Pro CS6, which includes the option to use as many cameras as your system can cope with!
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Creating the AE Cosmos: The Atom, Part 2
In Part 2 of creating the atom, Rob Mize shows how to use expressions and a null to consolidate and unify control of the separate particle layers' cameras. Rob uses the layer's stretch to adjust the speed of the electrons orbiting the nucleus.
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