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Electus Embraces the WCPMedia Services Cloud
Electus Embraces the WCPMedia Services Cloud
International distribution company employs the cloud-based media management platform to distribute its popular television shows to broadcasters around the globe.
Entertainment studio Electus has seen the future of media content distribution and its name is WCPMedia Services. Distributors of such popular television series as Running Wild with Bear Gryllis, Jane the Virgin, Fameless and Style by Jury, Electus began using WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform last year through its international arm to deliver content to broadcasters around the world. What began as a pilot project, quickly became standard operating procedure. The company now uses WCPMedia Services to deliver hundreds of shows each month to customers including divisions of Sky TV, Turner, Viacom and Discovery, on six continents.
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Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Premium VFX Plug-in Sapphire Now Available as Task Specific and Lower Cost Sapphire 10 Units for Adobe, Avid, & OFX
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Sapphire 10 Units. For the first time in Sapphire’s history, the high-end VFX plug-in collection is offered as eight separate categories with a lower price point aimed at individual artists, editors, and compositors. Sapphire 10 Units support Adobe After Effects CC & Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry’s NUKE, and other supported OFX hosts.
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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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Encryption To Protect and Secure Live Video Streaming
Streambox is proud to announce the addition of AES-128 encryption to its video streaming products and solutions. The stream level encryption is available for rackmount encoders/decoders and macOS software Media Players now and slated for all encoding/decoder/playing products in the coming months.
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Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playout
Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playoutCinegy today announced that Thailand’s Next Step direct-to-home Freeview HD platform has deployed multiple Cinegy Air PRO Bundles, a comprehensive, IP-based software suite for automated SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout for their multi-channel playout offering. Next Step, a multi-channel operator and distributor in Thailand, launched its free-to-air HD platform in late 2015, and has grown exponentially since, with the potential to provide HD programming to approximately 67 million people throughout the country.
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SMPTE Announces 2017 Student Paper Award, Scholarship, and Edition of SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
SMPTE Announces 2017 Student Paper Award, Scholarship, and Edition of SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
Applications for Society's Annual Student Opportunities Are Due by May 1
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Student Paper Award, the student edition of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs and events give students a variety of opportunities to explore the motion-imaging field and to connect with their peers as well as industry leaders while showcasing their creative and technical talents.
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wTVision launches ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud with the support of ATEME
wTVision launches ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud with the support of ATEMEwTVision, in partnership with ATEME, has just demonstrated a fully hosted cloud playout system, based on Amazon Web Services Infrastructure. ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud is based on the latest version of wTVision’s playout automation solution and will open up a complete new range of possibilities for broadcasters worldwide.
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VSN to Launch Web-Integrated Editing Tool at NAB 2017
VSN to Launch Web-Integrated Editing Tool at NAB 2017
VSN WEDIT -- the new web-based video tool enhancing Media Manager
At NAB 2017, innovation and media solutions provider VSN is launching WEDIT, a highly functional web-based editing tool integrated within VSN Explorer, its media and business process management platform. Developed in HTML5, this quick and easy tool allows journalists and editors to edit videos and prepare them for broadcast from a single and unique interface, without having to switch to another system.
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Vimond Enhances Audio in Storytelling Application
Vimond Enhances Audio in Storytelling Application
Vimond IO new features to be showcased at NAB 2017 on booth SU10105CM
Vimond Media Solutions today announced that it has enhanced its cloud-based video editing application, Vimond IO, with advanced audio features including rubber-banding, collapsed/expanded audio and solo/mute monitoring.
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Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
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Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlock
Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlockFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Mosaic—a Southern California church with more than 3,000 regular attendees—is among the first houses of worship in the nation to adopt an end-to-end native 4K-resolution file-based video workflow for media content creation.
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Masstech to Unveil Major MAM and Workflow Advances at NAB Show
Masstech to Unveil Major MAM and Workflow Advances at NAB Show
New hosting and storage options bring the power of the company's solutions to the Cloud, while expanded automations and integrations streamline customers' operations
Masstech is heading to the 2017 NAB Show with its widest array of media management innovations and enhancements in years. Exhibiting in booth SU3202, the company will showcase how media organizations can seamlessly integrate the Cloud into their operations, maximize their content's value, and move media files more easily between production, distribution and archive processes.
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PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​
PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​PlayBox Technology Limited will introduce the latest versions of its CloudAir universal playout and streaming platform and Neo channel-in-a-box product suite and at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24-27. "We will also be making a very big announcement on the floor at this year's NAB so please make sure you come and see us on booth N5311 in the North Hall," says US director of operations Van Duke.
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Era Enables Benelux Viceland Expansion
ERA implements Pixit storage as VICELAND expands in Europe
VICE Media, which owns and operates the expanding VICELAND television network, has purchased Pixit Media’s PixStor software-defined storage system from UK-based IT infrastructure and technical solution specialists ERA for the new VICELAND channel in Benelux. The PixStor system will be installed and implemented on-site by ERA, specialists in image-centric IT solutions for the creative industries. The new installation is particularly aimed at enhancing VICELAND’s 4K capabilities.
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Qligent Brings Cloud Monitoring Vision to Evolving OTT Market at 2017 NAB Show
Leading innovator in cloud-based monitoring and analysis of TV services will also launch a specialized managed service layer for special needs of OTT customers
Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level media monitoring and analysis, will unleash the first OTT-specific solution of its groundbreaking Vision cloud-based monitoring platform at the 2017 NAB Show, taking place April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Called Vision-OTT, the platform represents a leap forward for Qligent in that it’s the company’s first purely 100 percent virtualized cloud solution, eliminating all system configuration and management for the end user. Qligent will exhibit at Booth N6520.
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SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Abstract Submission Is May 15
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 23-26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to an evolving technology relevant to the media industry. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than May 15.
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WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
Industry leader in cloud-based asset management adds new features to improve dailies management, transcoding, delivery of assets and creative collaboration.
WCPMedia Services today announces significant improvements to its market-leading, cloud-based media management platform to help television and motion picture producers better store, manage and share assets throughout the production cycle. New features and enhancements address core production activities including dailies management and transcoding, review and approval, and distribution to post-production partners and end-users. WCPMedia allows producers to control their assets efficiently and securely by harnessing the power of the cloud.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
Top Tech Gathering Returns to Oxfordshire 11-13 July
During the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, the dates and the call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK were announced by SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, alongside HPA President Seth Hallen and Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA. Like its US counterpart, the HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across dynamic distribution environments. The HPA Tech Retreat UK returns to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July, with a multifaceted programme and event lineup.
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Dell EMC OEM and IoT Solutions helps global video compression leader ATEME transform the broadcast industry
Dell EMC OEM Solutions is today announcing its collaboration with leading video compression expert ATEME to provide the company with the servers and storage needed to expand its solutions catalogue. As a result of the performance of Dell EMC’s solutions, ATEME is able to provide higher density solutions while maintaining high video quality, lowering customers’ OpEx and CapEx costs and providing the flexibility needed to scale without service disruption.
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New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
Licensable Content Includes Extreme Sports Video and Footage Aimed at Corporate and Documentary Projects
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that new HD and 4K content is available for licensing through its Wazee Digital Commerce portal from Ottawa, Ontario-based Skyward Kick Productions. Skyward Kick specializes in extreme sports video but also produces projects ranging from corporate training videos and advertising to award-winning cinema.
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Tedial Revolutionizes Storage Management at NAB 2017
Tedial Revolutionizes Storage Management at NAB 2017
Tedial tackles storage virtualization via AST; integrates with Pebble Beach automation to launch Multiverse
Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist will debut Evolution Augmented STorage, a new concept in storage virtualization systems to be demonstrated in Booth N 1420 at NAB. Expanding its platform, Tedial introduces Multiverse, a tight integration between Pebble Broadcast Systems’ Marina Automation and Tedial’s Evolution MAM.
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Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel Solution
Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel SolutionPebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, has been instrumental in helping The Digital Media Centre (DMC) become one of the first television network operations centers in the world to successfully embrace virtualized playout from the cloud.
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BenQ's Dynamic Photo and Video Editing Monitor Offers Professionals Consistently Accurate Color
Comes Complete With 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709 and a 96% DCI-P3 Color Gamut with IPS Technology
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the launch of an exciting new 27-inch monitor that meets the demanding needs of photographers that edit both stills and video. Uncompromising color performance and powerful calibration tools make the PV270 the ideal monitor for professionals that require reliable color throughout their workflow.
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WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat
WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat
Breakfast Roundtable sessions will review new options for post-production outsourcing and dailies processing.
WCPMedia Services Managing Director, Americas Kenneth Yas will describe how emerging cloud-based media management technologies are creating new workflows and new opportunities for production companies, post-production facilities and other in two Breakfast Roundtable discussions at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat in Indian Wells, California.
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Image Matters Solves UHD SDI vs IP Dilemma with Advanced Module at NAB
Image Matters Solves UHD SDI vs IP Dilemma with Advanced Module at NAB"NAB 2017 will be the show of 'Cloud and IP' vs SDI as well as increasing bandwidth requirement challenges. Our bleeding edge FPGA video processing module empowers manufacturers to be flexible and easily build their own high end solutions. Quickly adapting to the ever-changing demands of high speed applications has become a must. Modularity is the key of future-proof designs." – Jean-François Nivart, Image Matters CEO.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Brazilian broadcaster turns to Elemental video processing and content delivery for fast, flawless rollout of 4K services
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that Globo.com has selected its video processing solutions to power its new 4K video-on-demand (VOD) services. The agreement expands the broadcaster’s existing Elemental deployment with added video infrastructure to process streaming 4K content with HEVC compression. Globo.com provides digital platforms and services for Brazil’s Grupo Globo, connecting online audiences to the diverse array of publishing, video and data properties Grupo Globo operates, including Globo TV’s broadcast networks, film studio Globo Filmes and over-the-top television service Globo Play.
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Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Paladin's Rights Monitor Helps Wazee Digital Discover Unauthorized YouTube Content and Unlock Missed Revenue for Clients
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technology partnership with Paladin, the enterprise platform for next-generation media companies. Through the partnership, Wazee Digital will use Paladin's Rights Monitor toolset to strengthen digital rights management (DRM) services on YouTube for key rights holders and content partners, including major college sports organizations.
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Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Hall 4, Stand CMP-1 March 21-23, Dubai World Trade Centre
Quantum will show how its StorNext platform "powers what's next" across the full media life cycle, including production, content management, and delivery and archive workflows. The company will feature StorNext 5.4, the newest release of this powerful platform, and how it brings greater efficiency and flexibility to media workflows. Quantum also will showcase the award-winning Xcellis workflow storage system, demonstrating its unique converged architecture and highlighting its ability to support embedded applications. Throughout CABSAT the company also will demonstrate the benefits of its massively scalable, low-latency Lattus object storage system.
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EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
On display at NAB 2017, EditShare XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide thousands of media creatives a collaborative platform with innovative hybrid cloud workflows for secure remote productions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites NAB 2017 attendees to get hands-on with EditShare’s latest turbo-charged media management solutions for 4K, UHD, HDR, VR and remote productions. Newly enhanced flagship products on display include the scale-out, distributed media storage solution XStream EFS with the fully integrated advanced production asset management solution Flow.
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V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
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ToolsOnAir a Key Partner in ReCAP Project
ToolsOnAir a Key Partner in ReCAP ProjectA new consortium of media technology professionals is taking on an exciting project certain to change the way content is stored and accessed. ReCAP (Real-time Content Analysis and Processing) is a joint project that teams broadcast video software company ToolsOnAir with British media technology solutions provider New Media Research (NMR); nablet, a German provider of streaming, codec, muxing, and transcoding solutions; and Austrian nonprofit Joanneum Research (JRS), which focuses on applied research. The ReCAP project, which is partially funded by Horizon 2020, a European Union fund that supports making technology commercially affordable, will implement new technology to enable automated content analysis of video and audio content.
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The Benefits of Building Video Workflows in the Cloud
The Benefits of Building Video Workflows in the CloudDelivering over-the-top (OTT) video is now an essential part of any offering for content providers, pay TV operators and broadcasters alike. To meet and exceed fast-rising customer expectations, it is critical that operators deploy robust video workflows that are scalable, flexible and resilient. The cloud enables media organizations of all sizes to scale video infrastructure to manage spikes in demand, eliminating the need for large infrastructure build outs and capital expenditures. This webcast will present a guided tour through the tools and services needed to quickly and easily build a cloud-based OTT solution.
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Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
PipelineFX's industry-leading render management software and new pay-per-minute licensing policy gives the international animation powerhouse an edge in today's competitive broadcast market
When you produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night, a delay of even minutes can be critical. To maintain its edge in today's competitive broadcast market, international animation powerhouse DHX Media relies on Qube!, PipelineFX's intelligent render management system. Thanks to Qube!'s scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. And thanks to PipelineFX's innovative new metered licensing policy, it doesn't pay for the extra software licenses for a minute longer than it has to.
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Cable Onda Employs Full Suite of Elemental Solutions to Power Unified Headend
Cable Onda Employs Full Suite of Elemental Solutions to Power Unified Headend
A leading pay TV provider in Panama uses software-defined video to provide consistent user experience across multiple networks, screens and services
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that it will power a unified video headend built by Cable Onda, a Panamanian pay TV leader. Elemental will facilitate a consistent user experience across Cable Onda broadband networks as well as help Cable Onda provide consumers with access to catchup-TV, networked PVR applications and video-on-demand (VOD) services. Elemental solutions will also prepare the company for future 4K video offerings.
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Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Nerdist-Style Computer Graphics Podcast Features In-Depth, Personal Discussions with Some of the Top Minds in VFX, VR and Architecture
Today, Chaos Group Labs announces that CG Garage,the popular CG art podcast, has just hit its one-millionth download. Known for its unique stories, CG Garage now enjoys over 20,000 weekly listeners. New episodes can be downloaded or streamed every Monday.
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Veset will feature Nimbus Cloud Playout solution at NAB 2017
Veset will feature Nimbus Cloud Playout solution at NAB 2017At NAB 2017, leading broadcast technology provider Veset will feature Veset Nimbus™, a new platform for versatile, powerful, and entirely cloud-based all-in-one playout that also includes powerful new tools for live event management.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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Live Virtual Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygène
Live Virtual Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygène
The Paris concert was streamed live using Elemental Live's 4K video encoder fed from the Nokia OZO camera’s eight lenses
Virtual reality is bringing music fans from around the globe to today’s most exciting concerts. September offered a live VR video concert by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Berlin. Last month, legendary electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a rare performance, which was made available to worldwide fans via live VR video from Paris.
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Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized CIAB for the Public Cloud, 4K Playout, Web Monitoring
Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized CIAB for the Public Cloud, 4K Playout, Web Monitoring
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
At NAB 2017, on booth SL 6320, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing its latest range of solutions, including: 4K playout from the Dolphin integrated channel system; the deployment of multiple virtualized channels in both a public and a private cloud with Orca; and Lighthouse, a web-based remote management and monitoring tool for the Marina automation system.
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Signiant Flight Now Available with SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace
Signiant Flight Now Available with SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace
Accelerated ingest now available as a pay-as-you-go offering on AWS Marketplace
Signiant Inc, a market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced the availability of Signiant Flight on AWS Marketplace, an online store that streamlines the purchase process for customers looking to easily find, buy and start using SaaS applications. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now upload large files quickly to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) using Signiant Flight -- and take advantage of direct billing to their AWS account.
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Hybrik Announces Cloud-Based ProRes Transcoding
Hybrik Announces Cloud-Based ProRes Transcoding
Service allows massive scale transcoding for ProRes formats
Hybrik, Inc. today announced its cloud-based media processing now supports encode and decode of all Apple ProRes operating points. This important new capability enables more ProRes-based workflows in the cloud. Hybrik’s unique transcoding pipeline allows for the transcoding of ProRes content directly from an Amazon AWS S3 storage object without creating an intermediate file, which vastly accelerates workflows in scenarios where production master files can be hundreds of gigabytes in size.
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Wazee Digital Promotes Greg Loose to CTO
Wazee Digital Promotes Greg Loose to CTOWazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that it has promoted Greg Loose to chief technology officer. In his new role, Loose oversees all technology that powers the company, including engineering, product, and IT functions.
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EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide the foundation for 4K, UHD and Virtual Reality content; new hybrid workflows make secure cloud collaboration a cost-effective reality
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will exhibit its line of professional collaborative media solutions, including the company’s flagship tiered media storage and integrated asset management products, XStream EFS and Flow, at the BVE 2017 exhibition held 28 February to 2 March at ExCel London on stand H14.
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Suitcase TV to feature Iphrame Flyaway Production System at BVE 2017
Suitcase TV to feature Iphrame Flyaway Production System at BVE 2017
BVE 2017, Stand E34, 28 February – 2 March 2017
Suitcase TV Ltd, a leading broadcast IP-based technology developer, today announced that it will feature Iphrame Flyaway, a major advance in the capabilities of compact, powerful IP-based production systems at BVE 2017, 28 February - 2 March.
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Signiant Flight Helps Discovery Communications Accelerate Producers' Workflow
Signiant Flight Helps Discovery Communications Accelerate Producers' Workflow
Discovery Communications serves its program providers and launches a high-performance cloud strategy with Flight
Signiant Inc, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced that Discovery Communications is using Signiant’s Flight solution for accelerated delivery of program content to the cloud via Discovery’s global media asset submission platform, the Producer’s Portal. The new system allows content creators to ingest media assets directly into cloud object storage rather than physically shipping data tapes, which dramatically reduces delivery time from several days to just a few hours.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2017 (SMPTE17)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 18-21 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 3 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organisation whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE17). The new deadline for proposal submissions is the close of business on 3 February.
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Genvid Releases Revolutionary Interactive Streaming Technology for eSports Broadcasts
Integrated support for YouTube, Unreal Engine 4, and Amazon Web Services enables game developers to quickly create and drive revenue from premium eSports broadcasts
(PRNewswire) Game technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of the Genvid SDK, the first broadcast solution built to make any multiplayer game (eSports, VR, MMOs, etc.) more compelling to watch on streaming services such as YouTube.
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Editors' Lounge Heats Up 2017 With Presentations From EditShare, BeBop Tech & Simian
Editors' Lounge Heats Up 2017 With Presentations From EditShare, BeBop Tech & SimianThe Editors’ Lounge returns on Friday, January 27th, with clouds of data for remote editing, collaboration and workflow management with presentations from EditShare, BeBop Technology and Simian. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend.
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Dejero Users Gear Up for Trump’s Inauguration
Dejero Users Gear Up for Trump’s Inauguration
Many broadcasters to rely on Dejero’s LIVE+ IP news gathering tools for critical live coverage of historical event
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced they will be in Washington D.C this week to support their domestic and international customers as they broadcast the historic 2017 Inauguration of president-elect, Donald Trump.
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Wazee Digital Welcomes Josh Hatter as Vice President of Operations
Wazee Digital Welcomes Josh Hatter as Vice President of OperationsWazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that Josh Hatter has joined the company as vice president of operations. In that role, Hatter is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations and has also taken over primary responsibility for further developing existing accounts. Account managers, media services, customer support, and workflow services all report directly to Hatter.
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Pixel Power leads on virtualisation, productivity and flexibility at CABSAT 2017
Pixel Power leads on virtualisation, productivity and flexibility at CABSAT 2017Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics, playout and automation solutions, is concentrating on playout and graphics automation in its demonstrations at CABSAT 2017 (Dubai World Trade Centre, 21 – 23 March, stand 214). The presentations will feature advanced on-premise, virtualized and cloud solutions which have been proven with real broadcasters worldwide.
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Trams Feature Cinegy Air PRO at BVE 2017
Trams Feature Cinegy Air PRO at BVE 2017BVE 2017, Stand F14 – Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout will partner with UK-based systems integrator and reseller, Trams, on Stand F14 at BVE 2017. Trams will feature Cinegy Air PRO Version 11, the latest version of Cinegy’s real-time playout server and multi-channel broadcast automation software.
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Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
See Ortana on stand K18 at BVE 2017, London, February 28 to March 2
Ortana Media Group is introducing new features to its Cubix media asset management and media orchestration platform. These are scheduled for introduction at BVE 2017 in London, February 28 to March 2. Also on demonstration will be Ortana's Spot & Spin online content processing service.
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OSNEXUS Announces QuantaStor SDS Data Migration Edition for Easy and Cost-effective Cloud Data Transport
OSNEXUS Announces QuantaStor SDS Data Migration Edition for Easy and Cost-effective Cloud Data Transport
QuantaStor SDS Data Migration Edition provides enterprises with a fast, secure and cost-effective solution to transport data between datacenters and on-premises sites
/PRNewswire/ -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of Software Defined Storage solutions, today announced QuantaStor SDS Data Migration Edition to help enterprises migrate and transport multiple terabytes of file, block and object storage between datacenters and on-premises sites using mobile hardware and a custom licensed edition of QuantaStor SDS.
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Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV
Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV
Russian telco sees 140-fold increase in users of its OTT video platform
Elemental Technologies LLC, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that MegaFon, a leading telco and mobile operator in Russia, is using Elemental for its MegaFon.TV over-the-top (OTT) TV service, which has seen a rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year.
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Halo Moves To Support 4k Workflows With Software-defined Storage
Halo Moves To Support 4k Workflows With Software-defined Storage
Award-winning London post house sees ERA implement innovative Pixit storage
Halo Post Production, winner of the 2016 best post facility award from Broadcast magazine, has boosted its picture post functionality with PixStor software-defined storage from Pixit Media - powered by Netapp E series storage. The system was implemented and installed on-site by ERA, specialists in image-centric IT solutions for the creative industries. The new installation is particularly aimed at enhancing halo’s 4k capabilities.
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Cinegy announces Balkans partnership
Cinegy announces Balkans partnershipCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced a new partnership with TeleGroup Limited, a leading information and communications technology solution provider in the west Balkans. TeleGroup now provides and supports Cinegy’s latest products and services in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, and portions of the Middle East.
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FiFish Underwater Drone Wins CES Innovation Award
FiFish Underwater Drone Wins CES Innovation Award
FiFish is the first underwater drone for consumer market, capturing incredible underwater images.
/PRNewswire/ -- On Jan 5, 2017, FiFish, Qiyuan Technology's underwater drone, made quite an appearance at the 50th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Competing among over 3,600 products from 150 countries, FiFish won the 2017 CES Innovation Award, and has become the only winner among its kind. FiFish is an important sponsor project from Taihuoniao Technology.
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CES 2017: Virtual Reality Projector For Videogames Takes Top Honors For Razer, Puts Gamers In The Middle Of Games They Play
CES 2017: Virtual Reality Projector For Videogames Takes Top Honors For Razer, Puts Gamers In The Middle Of Games They Play
RAZER BREAKS RECORD WITH SEVENTH ANNUAL "BEST OF CES" AWARD
/PRNewswire/ -- (CES 2017) – At this year's CES, the Project Ariana gaming projector by Razer won official "Best Gaming" show honors, as well as distinction as this year's "People's Choice" from Engadget, the official awards partner of CES, who also nominated the device for "Best Home Theater Product" and "Best Disruption Tech" awards.
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HPA Unveils 2017 Tech Retreat Schedule
HPA Unveils 2017 Tech Retreat Schedule
Industry Leaders Head to the Desert to Explore Important Trends and Technologies
The HPA unveiled the schedule for its 2017 HPA Tech Retreat® today. Seen as an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with a world-class roster of well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business, the HPA Tech Retreat takes place in the desert over the course of a week. Participants confer on future trends and technologies of the media and entertainment ecosystem while tackling issues of the present from fresh perspectives. The Tech Retreat offers access to a wide range of in-depth information, facilitating a nuanced and informed view of industry trajectories. The Tech Retreat returns to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from 20-24 February 2017.
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WOWOW's Remake of "Cold Case" Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
WOWOW's Remake of "Cold Case" Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
The new show was delivered in both HDR and SDR versions.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the remake of the world wide hit drama series “Cold Case” was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio. The new show, graded by Tetsuji Yamashita, a Colorist /Technical Director of IMAGICA, was delivered in both HDR and SDR versions.
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Blue Zoo delivers Redshift-rendered Christmas short in record time
Blue Zoo delivers Redshift-rendered Christmas short in record time
BAFTA-winning studio turns around festive animation in four weeks’ time
BAFTA Award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo has delivered a follow-up to its hugely popular 2015 Christmas sho​rt ​More Stuff. Featuring the mischievous elves from the original, the seasonal sequel ​No More Stuff was produced using the world’s fastest production-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift. Using the explosive action flick trailer forma​t, ​No More Stuff sees a vengeful Santa Claus return to enact revenge on his workshop staff, following the elves’ musical mockery of Christmastime extravagance.
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Quantum's New StorNext 5.4 Provides Greater Efficiency and Flexibility in Media Content Management
Quantum's New StorNext 5.4 Provides Greater Efficiency and Flexibility in Media Content Management
Enhancements Include Expanded Public and Private Cloud Options and Simplified Application Deployment
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced StorNext 5.4, a new release of the company's acclaimed workflow storage platform that brings new levels of efficiency and flexibility to media content management. StorNext 5.4 enhancements include the ability to integrate existing public cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage (private cloud) — starting with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING — as archive tiers in a StorNext®-managed media environment. Another new feature enables users to deploy applications embedded within StorNext-powered Xcellis™ workflow storage appliances.
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Imagine Communications Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments
Imagine Communications Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments
Industry veterans bring decades of experience to company's forward-looking solution and services initiatives
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, announced the appointment of several executives to head pivotal product and services initiatives that are designed to be critical contributors to the company's ongoing mission to advance the media & entertainment industry through an orderly and affordable transition to an agile and versatile technology foundation.
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Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics Workflows
Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics WorkflowsJellyfish Pictures provides a full range of visual effects, animation and motion graphics services, and has earned BAFTA, Emmy and VES Award recognition for its work. Founded in 2001, the company currently operates out of three locations in London. The Noho studio handles live action film, TV and advertising projects like “Star Wars Rogue One,” “Black Mirror” or “Outlander,” and the Brixton outfit and recently opened Oval office specialize in animation, largely for children’s TV including BBC’s “Bitz n’ Bob” and “Floogals,” now available in the US. Shotgun has been part of Jellyfish’s workflow for a while, but they’ve recently integrated it more deeply using Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to automate repetitive tasks, free artists’ time to create and enable more iterations.
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Wazee Digital Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Enterprise Companies 2016
Wazee Digital Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Enterprise Companies 2016Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Content Management Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview magazine. The annual listing recognizes companies that are at the forefront of providing enterprise content management solutions and impacting the marketplace.
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Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Comprehensive cloud-based sound library and workflow tool puts thousands of sounds at any content creator's fingertips instantly
Soundly, a startup audio technology company, today released Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection. Traditional sound effect libraries can be expensive, hard to use, and not very portable. Content creators know that good sound can make or break a video or film, and Soundly was created to give affordable access to thousands of sounds along with access to a community of specialist sound designers.
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Wazee Digital Launches Wazee Digital Media Hub
Wazee Digital Launches Wazee Digital Media Hub
Web Portal Is Central Location for Host Broadcasters to Capture Live Moments and Immediately Share Them for Global Highlights, Publishing, and Syndication
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced the launch of Wazee Digital Media Hub, the only centralized, web-based system that allows host broadcasters to capture live moments and make them immediately available for global highlights, publishing, and syndication as the event is happening. Digital Media Hub is a web portal that serves as a central access point through which users can acquire, enhance, and distribute media gleaned from live events.
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Marquis & Spectra Logic Develop Complete Media Management & Archive Solution for Avid Users
Marquis & Spectra Logic Develop Complete Media Management & Archive Solution for Avid UsersMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has today announced the development of a complete media management and archive solution for Avid users through the integration between Project Parking, its Avid storage management solution, and Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl® Deep Storage Gateway. The enhancement now allows retrieval of bins and media from a project in a permanent deep archive, enabling rapid business continuity.
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TV tech and the struggle to meet increasing demands for content
TV tech and the struggle to meet increasing demands for contentTelevision and video professionals don’t have time to learn how to use the advanced technology that the industry has traditionally relied on, according to a recent survey by Forbidden Technologies, makers of cloud video platform, Forscene. One hundred and thirty-four international participants working across a variety of roles in the production of video content and broadcasting took part in Forbidden’s “It’s about time” online survey between April and July 2016. The results paint a picture of an industry under increasing pressure to produce more content over shorter periods of time, leaving little-to-no time for training or professional development.
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Solid Holiday Demand In The U.S. For GoPro HERO5
Solid Holiday Demand In The U.S. For GoPro HERO5
Week of Black Friday Camera Unit Sales Up 35% Year-On-Year in U.S.: Company Restructuring to Reduce Operating Expenses and Improve Efficiency
PRNewswire/ -- GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) today announced solid holiday quarter sell-thru in the U.S. for its new HERO5 cameras. Based on internal data, GoPro's week of Black Friday camera unit sales were up more than 35% year-over-year at leading U.S. retailers. Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday sales of camera units at GoPro.com were up approximately 33% year-over-year. According to the NPD Group, since the launch on October 2, HERO5 Black has been the best-selling Digital Imaging device in the United States. HERO5 cameras are available at major US retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.
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Sony Pictures Extends Relationship With Wazee Digital
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Sony Pictures Post Production Services has extended its long-standing relationship with Wazee Digital through December 2017. Under the extended contract, Sony Pictures will continue using Wazee Digital Core and its automated metadata-processing technology to store, view, and manage assets from Sony Pictures' inventory of feature films, including stock footage, full-length features, and clip selects, with granular specificity.
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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 Control
Broadcast 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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Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management Problems
Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management ProblemsObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Zodiak Media AB,one of the world's top 3 independent media content groups,has deployed 300 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its Stockholm offices in Sweden.
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Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFR
Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFRMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Following successful preview at IBC 2016, the Company has announced the launch of S3 Cloud Storage support in Medway and Partial File Retrieve (PFR). Marquis’ Medway media centric middleware solution now supports S3 storage as a source or destination of media production workflows. PFR hosts media indexes in the cloud, so given permissions, multiple applications can now access cloud-hosted content to single frame accuracy, significantly reducing network demands, S3 bandwidth and S3 retrieval charges.
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Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe Awards
Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe AwardsVimond Media Solutions today announced that two of its products have won Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards: Vimond Platform in the Online Video Platform category; and Vimond IO, in the Cloud Video Service category.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
First use of a completely digital character in a live RSC stage production, made possible through the use of Xsens real-time, MVN motion capture technology
For the first time since its debut in 1611, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen onstage with all the wonder and magic that the author dreamed of, thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios. The performance includes the first use of a completely digital character in an RSC production, made possible through the use of Xsens’ real-time, MVN motion capture technology.
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Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Users can now capture, produce, manage and deliver VR/360 assets to help tell the most compelling stories
Primestream®, the leader in dynamic media management has introduced Virtual Reality/360 – asset management support in Xchange Suite, for workflows from capture through delivery. These new features enable storytellers and content creators to produce and store VR/360 content while leveraging collaborative workflows in a metadata rich environment.
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Dejero Recognized by Deloitte for Third Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies
Dejero Recognized by Deloitte for Third Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies
Leading technology company, Dejero ranks again and proves continued growth and success
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced that it has been ranked 37 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ list, the prestigious award program that celebrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector. This marks the third year that Dejero has been awarded this accolade and showcases the company’s continued growth and technological distinction.
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Media Choice selects Motama for Live Contribution
Media Choice selects Motama for Live Contribution
Internet-only contribution network for local broadcasters built with RelayCaster ­
After an extensive review of all available technologies for live contribution over unmanaged public Internet links, Dutch company Media Choice has selected Motama's RelayCaster product line for building a service for local broadcasters. The service available at regionaalmediacenter.nl allows ambitious regional broadcasters to bring their live signal to a central data center. This data center acts as 'media-hub' allowing the TV content to be made available to large telecommunication providers, ISPs and other operators to add new channels to their IPTV and Internet/OTT offering.
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Fayetteville PEG Channel Improves Workflows, Anchors Full HD Production with Broadcast Pix
Fayetteville PEG Channel Improves Workflows, Anchors Full HD Production with Broadcast PixFayTV, the government access channel for the City of Fayetteville, N.C., purchased two Broadcast Pix™ integrated production switchers with BPNet™ last summer to improve its workflows and complete its HD transition. The new Mica 1000 is used to produce government meetings from the PEG (public, education, government) channel’s temporary facilities near City Hall, while the new Roadie mobile system is dramatically improving remote productions.
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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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Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix Platform
Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix PlatformOrtana Media Group announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its Cubix asset management and media orchestration platform. Used by major television channels throughout the world, Cubix is capable of handling all broadcast-related workflows from inception right through to billing. Designed for media management, processing and delivery, it offers a unified configurable platform for easy deployment on site, in the cloud or both. Every element is secure, multi-tenanted, file-agnostic and format-agnostic.
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Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Hurt Will Join Key Broadcast Industry Professionals to Advise IABM on Regional Issues and Advocate for North American Media Technology Suppliers
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Andy Hurt, the company's senior vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected to join the IABM North America Regional Council. Hurt joins 13 other broadcast industry professionals on the new council, charged with promoting local issues and providing advocacy for the North American broadcast and media technology industry. The new IABM North America Regional Council held its first meeting on Nov. 10 at the 2016 NAB Show New York.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Tiffen’s Filter expert Eren Ibrahim is at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 12-19th November with the new VVF as well as other filters from the Tiffen range
Responding to the demands of cinematographers & lighting professionals worldwide, Tiffen has launched its new Variable Viewing Filter (VVF), incorporating Tiffen’s award-winning Variable ND filter, offering indexed 2-8 stops and with the unique ability to easily add any 49mm ring filter from their vast range. The VVF allows the user to add additional Neutral Density filters to increase the stop range, UV Filters and Polarizers, or even special FX and diffusion filters for pre-visualization of a scene without the need to reposition the camera.
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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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Bannister Lake Enhances Traffic System Integration in Brando Multi-Channel Branding Software
Bannister Lake Enhances Traffic System Integration in Brando Multi-Channel Branding Software
Addition of BXF support enables standards-based exchange of program schedule and as-run data between broadcast business systems and feature-rich branding automation software
Bannister Lake has vastly expanded the integration possibilities between its powerful Brando branding automation solution and third-party traffic and billing systems with the addition of support for the Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF), the SMPTE standard that streamlines interoperability and data exchange in broadcast and production workflows.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November MeetingThe Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its November meeting will focus on cybersecurity. Today, Hollywood faces growing and increasingly complex security threats. “New digital workflows and the expanding use of cloud-based storage, mobile devices, and social media have changed the way entertainment industry companies conduct business, and they have also made these companies more vulnerable to cyber-attack, whether for financial gain or political motivations,” said Marty Meyer, chair of the SMPTE Hollywood Section. “It is imperative for engineers to develop and implement effective security strategies proactively.”
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
Keynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Exponent Showcases Live Drone Tracking Technology at UTM 2016
Exponent Showcases Live Drone Tracking Technology at UTM 2016
Unique live-feed footage of UAVs helps regulators monitor compliance
Exponent Technology Services has unveiled its SkyCommander at the UTM Convention 2016. Completely encapsulated and independent of any requirement to be electronically coupled with the UAV, Exponent's SkyCommander provides near real-time situational awareness of UAV operations via a secured cloud based internet platform and existing cellular networks.
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Matrox at Inter BEE 2016 — Product Preview
X.mio3 IP, X.mio3 12G & M264 Family Will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At Inter BEE 2016 , Matrox® Video and local distributor Japan Material will feature the acclaimed Monarch™ family of video streaming and recording appliances, including the new Monarch LCS dual-synchronized H.264 capture and streaming appliance.
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RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results Show
RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results Show
Dutch news channel to transmit four-hour show to its two million viewers live from New York with compact LIVE+ EnGo
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, has announced that Dutch broadcaster, RTL Nieuws, will be covering tomorrow night's US election results from a studio in New York in a special four-hour long live show, using Dejero’s compact and mobile LIVE+ EnGo to transmit video and audio back to the Netherlands.
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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 Camcorders
VariCam 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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StreamGuys Launches 'IsMyStreamUp' Automated Monitoring Service
StreamGuys Launches 'IsMyStreamUp' Automated Monitoring Service
New standalone offering brings powerful, 24/7 stream monitoring to more users in an affordable, self-serve, CDN-agnostic solution
StreamGuys, a pioneering content delivery network and streaming media provider, has launched IsMyStreamUp, a fully-automated, cloud-based service that enables users of any CDN or streaming platform to continually monitor the status of their Internet streams, critical content assets and production workflows.
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Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016
Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced it will showcase the latest developments in its IP connectivity solutions for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and remote broadcasting at the NAB Show New York exhibition (New York, 9 – 10 November, booth 1015).
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Motama RelayCaster goes Cloud - Experience Live Contribution to Amazon AWS
Motama RelayCaster goes Cloud - Experience Live Contribution to Amazon AWSRelayCaster is Motama's award-winning solution for broadcast-grade live contribution over unmanaged long-distance Internet links. With RelayCaster's ability to fix packet loss rates of 25% and more, this offers a cost-effective alternative to satellite links, dedicated links or fiber.
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Aspera to Showcase High-speed Transfer Innovations at NAB Show New York
Aspera to Showcase High-speed Transfer Innovations at NAB Show New York
Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson to speak alongside co-owner of INNOVATIVEi and NBCSN producer for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Terry Lingner, on delivering 4K streaming between continents over commodity Internet
At NAB Show New York (booth #1025), Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will showcase the latest versions of its high-speed file transfer software and workflow automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries. The entire suite of Aspera products, On Demand Offerings and Aspera SDK will be on display, including:
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WCPMedia Services to Demonstrate Media Management Platform at AFM
WCPMedia Services to Demonstrate Media Management Platform at AFM
Cloud-based platform-as-a-service empowers content owners with integrated tools for producing, managing, marketing and distributing content.
At this month'’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, WCPMedia Services will demonstrate WCPWeb App, the cloud-based media-management platform that is revolutionizing the way independent filmmakers market and distribute content. Used by producers, distributors, film festivals and others worldwide, WCPWeb App is a platform-as-a-service solution offering a suite of tools for storing, managing, marketing and distribution. It is the simplest, fastest, most secure and most effective way to deliver content.
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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 Camera
Delivering 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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You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have some truly compelling new news. Read on for news of new design tools for app prototyping, photorealistic comping/visualization, the new Adobe Sensei framework of intelligent services built into the entire Creative Cloud Platform, the integration of Reuters video and photography into Adobe Stock’s editorial collection, and, of particular interest to folks working in web video, the introduction of the new Social Publishing Panel within Adobe Premiere Pro.
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