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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell
News: OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell"TrailScape,” Immersive VR Film, Created by Framestore and Hill Holliday
For the recent launch of its new Capra hiking boot, outdoor apparel brand Merrell aimed to make a splash with its adventure-loving customers by transporting them to a mountaintop using virtual reality (VR) technology. Merrell and its advertising agency, Hill Holliday, teamed with Framestore’s new VR and Immersive Content Studio to create “TrailScape”, the first ever “walk around” commercial VR project, which utilizes Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s motion capture technology.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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Aframe To Unveil Next Generation of Cloud Video Collaboration Platform at NAB 2015
News: Aframe To Unveil Next Generation of Cloud Video Collaboration Platform at NAB 2015Aframe Spring 2015 release to include expanded search and discovery features, enhanced multimedia format handling and new approvals workflow for powerful cloud-based asset management
At NAB 2015, on booth SL10210 Aframe will launch the next generation of its cloud video collaboration platform. Aframe enables teams to upload, transcode and store video footage, organize content and collaborate across locations and time zones at every stage of the production media lifecycle. Aframe’s secure platform is designed to handle large volume, multi-format broadcast quality content and is trusted by some of the world’s largest organizations, broadcasters and producers.
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BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning Solution
News: BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning SolutionBBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has selected ZOO Digital to provide a pioneering new subtitling and captioning solution for its global operations. The technology-powered service provider will deliver a cloud-based media workflow management system and associated subtitle and caption production services to BBC Worldwide in a deal beginning this month.
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NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group
News: NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User GroupDigital Rebellion is pleased to announce that company Founder/CEO Jon Chappell will be the featured speaker at this month’s Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group (LACPUG) event where he will showcase the latest advancements to CinePlay, the media player for creative professionals. The event will be held Wednesday, February 25 at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. For more information, click here.
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PR: Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform
News: PR: Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud PlatformNew Deadline Feature Simplifies the Creation of Cloud-Based Render Farms; Beta Access Comes with $500 Credit for Google Cloud Platform Render Resources
Thinkbox Software today launched the public beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform, a new feature for its scalable, cross-platform high-volume compute management solution.
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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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RebusFarm 2.0 Release
News: RebusFarm 2.0 ReleaseRebusFarm 2.0 is out now - New render experience and smarter workflow than ever before!
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CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL Stars
News: CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL StarsCommitteeLA turned to Brewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, and EXILE Editorial for their social media-driven Super Bowl campaign for Wix.com. Featuring former NFL players and their new careers after retirement, the Wix.com campaign has been teased out via social media before the big game with the final spot being unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Unveils Expanded Session Schedule
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA. The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today. The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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UNICEF UK Chooses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Help Increase Collaboration On Video Projects
Achieves greater collaboration and efficiencies within its video production workflows through the use of Aframe’s cloud platform
Unicef UK has chosen Aframe’s cloud video platform to help manage its promotional video activity. Unicef UK creates and manages a wide variety of video footage including promotional content and corporate films. Prior to working with Aframe, Unicef UK relied on multiple external hard drives and RAID drives, which meant there was no way to collaborate or share footage remotely.
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Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David Fincher
News: Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and
Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David FincherArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service Visual Effects and Design company specializing in the art of seamless and “invisible” visual effects work for feature films, television, commercials, themed entertainment, special venue projects, and original content creation, is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, is commencing work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive.
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Avid Announces Flexible Licensing in Pro Tools, Avid Cloud Collaboration, and New Services in the Avid Marketplace
New Innovations Deliver on Avid Everywhere for Audio, Giving Professionals More Choice Over How They Purchase and Deploy Their Tools, Collaborate With Others, and Get More Exposure for Their Work
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid(R) (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced Pro Tools(R) 12, the next generation of the industry-standard digital audio software. Featuring new flexible licensing options, Pro Tools 12 delivers on Avid's commitment to customer choice, a key element of Avid Everywhere(TM). The company also announced new innovations to support artist collaboration and content distribution with Avid Cloud Collaboration and new services in the Avid Marketplace.
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Avid Announces New Innovations Delivering on Avid Everywhere for Audio
At NAMM 2015, Avid Introduces a Free Version of Pro Tools, Flexible Licensing, Cloud Collaboration, New Marketplace Services, and Cloud Publishing to Help Audio Professionals Create, Collaborate, and Distribute Music as Part of a Global Ecosystem
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid(R) (Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced a comprehensive global ecosystem for the audio industry delivering on Avid Everywhere(TM). Enabled by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, these audio innovations bring together artists, technology vendors, media organizations, and publishers onto one unified platform so they can create, collaborate, and distribute music and audio content more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions
News: AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party SolutionsNew v12.1 Release Combines AJA Device Driver and Plug-in Installers
AJA Video Systems today released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware. The new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP(TM).
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Avid Announces Free Version of Pro Tools, Opening Music Production to Everyone
Pro Tools | First Offers Artists, Audio Enthusiasts and Aspiring Pros Access to Many of the Same Industry-Standard Music Creation Tools Used by Top Professionals and Facilities
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid(R) (Nasdaq: AVID) today unveiled Pro Tools(R) | First, a free version of the industry-standard Pro Tools that offers many of the same music creation capabilities used by top artists and recording studios worldwide. Delivering on Avid Everywhere(TM) and built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners to learn, yet sophisticated enough for the experienced musician. Pro Tools | First enables anyone to experience the industry's most trusted digital audio workstation at no cost, so they can turn their musical ideas into fully realized, professional productions that stand out from the crowd.
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Digital Rebellion Reveals Major Updates To Kollaborate Cloud-Based Software Solution For Professional Video Workflows
News: Digital Rebellion Reveals Major Updates To Kollaborate Cloud-Based Software Solution For Professional Video WorkflowsLatest Features In Breakthrough
Video Collaboration Toolkit Uniquely Address Real-World Workflow Efficiency Challenges For Creative Editors, Filmmakers And VFX Artists
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces nominees for the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Forbidden Retools Sales Model in U.S., Maintains Customer Focus Through Partners and Resellers
Forbidden Technologies plc, the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that it is restructuring its North American business to move from a direct to an indirect sales and support model. Forbidden will close its Burbank, California, office and instead support clients either from the U.K. or via its local partners and resellers. Jason Cowan, Forbidden's commercial manager for Forscene, will now oversee customer relationships in North America.
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Bluefish444 Announces Epoch | 4K Neutron Support for Adobe CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron video card support for Adobe Creative Cloud video applications.
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4K Studios Uses Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Workflow to Deliver 4K Streaming Media
News: 4K Studios Uses Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Workflow to Deliver 4K Streaming MediaBlackmagic Design today announced that San Francisco based 4K Studios is using a Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, ATEM Production Studio 4K and DaVinci Resolve, as well as a number of additional Blackmagic Design products, to help support its 4K workflow. 4K Studios converts existing media and creates original materials for its new Ultra HD network, UltraFlix.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with Sportzcast to Link Rapid CG Graphics with Scoreboards
News: Broadcast Pix Partners with Sportzcast to  Link Rapid CG Graphics with ScoreboardsBroadcast Pix™ today announced a new partnership with Sportzcast, a sports automation company based in Winter Springs, Fla., to deliver real-time scoreboard data to Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers with the optional Rapid CG™ 3 graphics software for dynamic graphics during live sporting events.
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Small Tree Shared Storage System a Big Hit with Production Company Specializing in Music Videos
TitaniumZ-16 Improves Project Management on Recent Video for EDM Star Caribou
The haunting beauty of EDM artist Caribou’s latest video, “Our Love,” shot on a 6K RED Epic Dragon, was pieced together far more quickly in large part because of the production company’s recent decision to implement Small Tree’s TitaniumZ-16 shared storage system at its studio.
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MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODO
News: MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODOPartnership Delivers First-Ever MODO 3D App That Uses the MakerBot Thingiverse API and MakerBot Cloud Library API
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, and The Foundry, a global provider of award-winning creative software, introduced the MakerBot® Kit for MODO at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Shows.
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Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performance
News: Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performanceSeagate 6TB SAS hard disk drive ST6000NM0034 recommended for Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage product line
With the growing need for large capacity and high performance storage solution within the post production industry, Accusys ExaSAN and Seagate, the two leaders in storage field had tested and jointly announced that the Seagate ST6000NM0034 SAS 6TB HDDs is compatible with the whole ExaSAN product family and makes it more powerful than ever. Especially for the ExaSAN A16S3-PS RAID storage, while configured with the Seagate enterprise SAS drives, it can provide a reading performance up to 2685MB/s and a writing speed at an average of 1840MB/s when processing a 10bit 16 GB 4K file, which makes the storage solution a powerful support for post production experts.
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KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast Pix
News: KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast PixKAZT-TV, an independent station serving Arizona’s Phoenix/Prescott market , produces The Morning Scramble, a unique live morning show that produces the first 30 minutes from its Phoenix studio and the last 30 minutes from its Prescott location.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed Schedule
News: 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed SchedulePreeminent Technology Event Features All-Star Lineup of Industry Leaders
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has unveiled the schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®. A who's who of engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business will gather in the desert to discuss the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling head-on the pressing issues of the present. Over the past 21 years, the HPA Tech Retreat has unveiled many industry-shaping technologies and processes to a vanguard audience of those involved in the creation, management, delivery and curation of all forms of content. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 9th to the 13th, 2015.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
News: Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Press Release - Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performance
News: Press Release - Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performanceSeagate 6TB SAS hard disk drive ST6000NM0034 recommended for Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage product line
With the growing need for large capacity and high performance storage solution within the post production industry, Accusys ExaSAN and Seagate, the two leaders in storage field had tested and jointly announced that the Seagate ST6000NM0034 SAS 6TB HDDs is compatible with the whole ExaSAN product family and makes it more powerful than ever. Especially for the ExaSAN A16S3-PS RAID storage, while configured with the Seagate enterprise SAS drives, it can provide a reading performance up to 2685MB/s and a writing speed at an average of 1840MB/s when processing a 10bit 16 GB 4K file, which makes the storage solution a powerful support for post production experts.
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IABM News: The future for the broadcast and media supply industry is bright
News: IABM News: The future for the broadcast and media supply industry is brightIABM Annual International Business Conference reveals sales growth of 7.7%
IABM has successfully concluded its 10th Annual International Business Conference & Awards where it released the key findings from its research study. These included year on year sales growth of 7.7%, year on year profit growth of 11.2% and 68.1% of companies in profit. However, market confidence was down from last year.
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TEKSERVE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CYBER CITY
Companies Combine Expertise to Offer SMB Customers Enhanced Pro Services

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Shotgun rolls out Version 5.4 Release
News: Shotgun rolls out Version 5.4 ReleaseNew Update Dramatically Extends Workflow Flexibility and Adds Zoom and Pan of Images and Movies in Review Toolset
Shotgun Software the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, today released Shotgun v5.4. The release includes numerous features to enable even more production efficiency, including support for zoom, pan and scan of stills and movies in review, support for different project workflows, smarter thumbnails, and powerful new ways to connect your data.
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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of 'Collaborate'
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.
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Objective Productions Uses Aframe to Expedite Production of Hit TV Shows
News: Objective Productions Uses Aframe to Expedite Production of Hit TV ShowsAframe’s cloud video platform substantially changes Objective’s workflows for the better with “Toast of London” and “King of the Nerds”
Objective Productions, one of the UK’s most influential independent production companies, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for a variety of its ground-breaking productions.
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Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at Government Video Expo
News: Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at Government Video ExpoTelestream solutions for government users allow for easy and cost- effective video transcoding, video captioning, video capture and live video streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate its file-based media products in booth 623 at Government Video Expo which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., December 3rd and 4th 2014.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
News: Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday SaleFrom November 26 through December 1, receive 30% off all mocha Pro sales, including all upgrades from bundled versions plus node-locked and floating licenses
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EditShare Gains Admission to Oregon State University
News: EditShare Gains Admission to Oregon State UniversityUniversity media departments standardize on EditShare; converged workflow facilitates media sharing and better archiving across campus
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced that Oregon State University has selected the end-to-end EditShare tapeless workflow solution to facilitate media production and sharing across its Media Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Media, and Outreach and Engagement departments. The foundation of the campus-wide installation is based on a tiered storage platform comprised of over 200TB of EditShare shared storage and a 160-slot Ark LTO tape library for integrated archive and backup.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
News: PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
News: The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter SuiteNew Tiffen Dfx 4 now also supports digital intermediate workflows; adds historical photographic processes and motion picture film stocks to its collection of features and capabilities
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated version 4 of the multiple award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. A powerhouse among special effects software, Tiffen Dfx 4 delivers even more illustrious video and still image effects to its already extensive package. Version 4 adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch, as well as the high-end Nuke visual effects program from The Foundry. The feature-rich Tiffen Dfx 4 upgrade also includes support for Sony Vegas NLEs as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow, and vivid Retina display support for Mac.
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SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade
HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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Sixteen19 Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform on Feature Films “Rosewater” and “While We’re Young”
News: Sixteen19 Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform on Feature Films “Rosewater” and “While We’re Young”Digital Dailies Get Delivered Super-Fast to Director and Producers’ Mobile Devices For Expedited Review & Approval
Aframe announced that Sixteen19, a boutique production and post services company which provides a digital dailies service to filmmakers, used Aframe’s cloud video production platform to expedite digital dailies delivery on two forthcoming feature films from Scott Rudin Productions: “Rosewater,” opening in US theaters this Friday, November 14, and “While We’re Young,” scheduled for theatrical release later in 2014. By using Aframe’s cloud-based approach, Sixteen19 cut dailies delivery cycles to reviewers by up to 6 hours each morning, and enabled fast, easy review on their choice of mobile device - while getting full resolution content to both London and LA superfast and from there, right into post production.
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Technicolor-Postworks NY to participate in CCW+SATCON Panel for their work on film "Rebuilding the World Trade Center"
News: Technicolor-Postworks NY to participate in CCW+SATCON Panel for their work on film "Rebuilding the World Trade Center"Colorist Eli Friedman and mixer Christopher Koch, CAS to talk about the facility’s eight-year effort in behalf of the award-winning documentary.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York colorist Eli Friedman and re-recording mixer Christopher Koch, CAS will join director Marcus Robinson and editor Leo Cullen in a panel discussion on Robinson’s documentary Rebuilding the World Trade Center as part of the CCW+ SATCON conference, November 12th at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The 1-hour panel discussion, slated for 3:30 p.m. in the Production+Post Theater, will be hosted by Marc Loftus, senior editor/director of web content for Post Magazine.
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CCW 2014: Broadcast Pix to Launch Trade-In Promotion, Demo Sports Bundle
News: CCW 2014: Broadcast Pix to Launch Trade-In Promotion, Demo Sports BundleBroadcast Pix™ will launch its new “Cast Out Your Old Switcher” trade-in promotion at Content & Communications World 2014, which runs Nov. 12-13 in New York City (Booth 1258).
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RCS Rolls Out LaunchPad™ Touchscreen Solution Enabling Integration of Real-Time Soccer Analytics Into Live Broadcasts
News: RCS Rolls Out LaunchPad™ Touchscreen Solution Enabling Integration of Real-Time Soccer Analytics Into Live BroadcastsPowerful, Scalable Application to Streamline Interactive Graphics Production and Boost Fan Engagement
Reality Check Systems (RCS) continues to shape the future of broadcast graphics with its commercial release of LaunchPad™, a customizable, interactive solution designed to simplify dynamic touchscreen analysis for soccer broadcasts. Combining RCS’ proprietary software with third-party hardware and cloud data from domestic and international soccer matches, the solution is available in a variety of configurations and gives on-air talent access to real-time analytics and telestration tools to engage fans. LaunchPad boasts a user-friendly interface that enables operators to call up touchscreen graphics for analysis of the desired league, team, player or match in any language and seamlessly transition between them.
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Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge.
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Aframe Helps Broadcast and Production Teams Optimize Their Entire Operations With Enterprise-Grade Version of Its Cloud Video Platform
News: Aframe Helps Broadcast and Production Teams Optimize Their Entire Operations With Enterprise-Grade Version of Its Cloud Video PlatformNew Release Delivers Drag-And-Drop Automated File Upload, Business Analytics, 5x Performance Boost, More Security and Control; The Flexibility to Build Streamlined Workflows that Save Time and Costs
Aframe announced that it has delivered a step-change in the automation and efficiency that is available from cloud-based video solutions on the market today with a major new version of its cloud video platform. The Aframe Fall 2014 release provides enterprise-grade business intelligence and control over video assets being acquired and produced around the world – with features that help reduce the number of steps required to get content to air and make it easy to build blazingly fast, self-service applications that save time and lower costs.
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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
News: 2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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Technicolor-PostWorks to Take Part in Panel on "Rebuilding the World Trade Center" at CCW + SATCON
News: Technicolor-PostWorks to Take Part in Panel on "Rebuilding the World Trade Center" at CCW + SATCONColorist Eli Friedman and mixer Christopher Koch, CAS to talk about the facility’s eight-year effort in behalf of the award-winning documentary.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York colorist Eli Friedman and re-recording mixer Christopher Koch, CAS will join director Marcus Robinson and editor Leo Cullen in a panel discussion on Robinson’s documentary Rebuilding the World Trade Center as part of the CCW+ SATCON conference, November 12th at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The 1-hour panel discussion, slated for 3:30 p.m. in the Production+Post Theater, will be hosted by Marc Loftus, senior editor/director of web content for Post Magazine.
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CatDV and Akomi Exclusive Sales Partnership
News: CatDV and Akomi Exclusive Sales PartnershipCatDV and Akomi integration delivers simple, secure, consumer-level media asset management and distribution
Square Box Systems, pioneering developer of CatDV digital asset management systems (DAM), and North Shore Automation (www.northshoreautomation.com), a leading software developer of advanced media asset management systems (MAM), have signed an exclusive global sales agreement. Under the new agreement, Square Box Systems is the excusive worldwide sales partner for North Shore Automation’s Akomi media asset distribution platform, which is compatible, and easily-integrated, with Square Box Systems’ award-winning CatDV digital asset management systems.
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Grass Valley to Demonstrate Future-Ready Solutions at Content and Communications World Expo
News: Grass Valley to Demonstrate Future-Ready Solutions at Content and Communications World ExpoGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase the recently launched Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center and other solutions designed to keep customers future-ready in booth #1015 at the Content and Communications World Expo. In addition to product displays, Grass Valley experts will be on hand to talk about IP migration, 4K/UHD and other trends impacting broadcast workflow.
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USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap Technology
News: USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap TechnologyWorld’s Leading Institution for Research and Training in Digital Arts Installs OptiTrack Prime 41 Systems in its Performance Capture Stage and in Two New Labs
Renowned for educating some of the most distinguished filmmakers in the world, the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) shapes the future of media content with its research on the science behind digital arts. Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, the school installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. In addition to outfitting its revamped performance capture (PCAP) stage with OptiTrack technology, SCA established two new labs with integrated motion capture: a World Building Media Lab directed by award-winning 5D co-founder Alex McDowell and the world's first university IMAX® theater.
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Broadcast Pix Announces Sports Bundle for Affordable High-End Live Production
News: Broadcast Pix Announces Sports Bundle for Affordable High-End Live ProductionBroadcast Pix™ today announced its Sports Bundle, a tightly integrated package of the company’s Granite™ X large-scale integrated production switcher, ReVue slow motion system, and FX3D real-time 3D graphics platform. The bundle provides the sophisticated switching, multi-camera replay, and 3D graphics expected by sports viewers, along with significant cost savings.
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Forbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto Intl Film Festival
News: Forbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto Intl Film FestivalForbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival
Forbidden Technologies plc , the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced that it sponsored entertainment journalist Bonnie Laufer's coverage of the renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, which ran on U.S. entertainment Web portal The Seven Sees. Forbidden provided a turnkey cloud editing package, including access to Forscene and a Forscene server, which allowed Laufer to collaborate with editors at the headquarters of her entertainment news company, The Smart Entertainment Group, and make the finished content available to The Seven Sees.
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Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
News: Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow AutomationVidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
Vidcheck, a supplier of class-leading software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its ‘Vidchecker’ automated quality control technology has been integrated with ‘Momentum’, the advanced workflow automation, media asset management and resource planning system from Snell, a Quantel company.
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First Naval Air Reserve Unit Descends Upon AlphaDogs
News: First Naval Air Reserve Unit Descends Upon AlphaDogsThe humble beginnings of the United States military can be easily forgotten in today’s modern world where advanced military technology and drone strikes are becoming more prevalent and changing the face of warfare as we know it.
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SNS EVO Redefines Award-Winning Gorilla’s Production Workflow
News: SNS EVO Redefines Award-Winning Gorilla’s Production WorkflowMichigan-based Gorilla, a commercial and entertainment based Production Company, has many stories to tell. Starting as a two-man venture in a basement, Gorilla set out on a journey to find success in the industry. Ten years later, the company is now a thriving community of over 30+ artists in a collective space, collaborating on the production of award-winning commercials, documentaries, music videos and animations. Now with the inception of an LA division, GRLA, they will be seeking to expand their theatrical and narrative reel.
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Arrow Media Uses Aframe To Rapidly Move Dailies During Innovative Production Of “Ultimate Airport Dubai”
News: Arrow Media Uses Aframe To Rapidly Move Dailies During Innovative Production Of “Ultimate Airport Dubai”Saves 20 weeks on the edit, about two weeks per episode, with Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform; delivers series on time, under budget, and ultimately resulting in a better show.
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for the production of factual series “Ultimate Airport Dubai,” season two. Aframe was used throughout the show’s production to facilitate the production process, enable cost and time efficiencies and provide secure and reliable storage.
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SMPTE to Put Spotlight on Student Filmmakers During Inaugural Student Film Showcase at SMPTE 2014
Event Highlights Students' Technical and Creative Contributions in Motion-Imaging Field
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Student Film Showcase. Supported by Netflix and Sundog Media Toolkit, the showcase will take place on Oct. 21 immediately following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Call for Entries Now Open for the VES Student Award Sponsored by Autodesk
News: Call for Entries Now Open for the VES Student Award Sponsored by AutodeskThe call for entries opens today for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards. Autodesk Inc. is supporting the Steven Spielberg-inspired award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project” for the 7th year in a row.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014
Latest Creative Cloud Release Drives Deep Connections Between New Family of Mobile Apps and Enhanced CC Desktop Tools Via All-New Creative Profile
At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices. This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3. Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and 9 new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices.
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Synapse to deliver Vision TV on Freeview
Synapse TV is enabling the re-launch of Vision TV on Freeview in the UK. The new service will be accessed via the Freeview EPG and deliver a number of UK and international free-to-air channels streamed to compatible Freeview HD connected TVs and boxes.
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The Editors' Lounge Returns With A Bountiful Season Of TIme Saving Features From Avid, EditShare, & AlterMedia
News: The Editors' Lounge Returns With A Bountiful Season Of TIme Saving Features From Avid, EditShare, & AlterMediaThe Editors’ Lounge returned from summer hiatus on September 26th to an audience of eager post-production professionals ready to learn about all the latest updates and new tools from Avid, EditShare and AlterMedia’s Studio Suite. The evening kicked off with dinner, networking and classroom style seminars being taught throughout the evening. Two lucky raffle winners walked away with a copy of Media Composer 8 licenses courtesy of Avid and a Lightworks 12 Outright license courtesy of EditShare.
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Telestream Vantage Cloud Subscriptions Now Available on AWS Marketplace
By provisioning complete Vantage domains on AWS, media organizations can create new products and services on a global scale with virtually limitless capacity
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced Vantage Cloud Subscriptions, a new service that provides a broad range of enterprise-class transcoding and file-based workflow automation for Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AWS Marketplace. With the ability to securely provision anywhere in the world, content creators can define the scale, location and performance of virtual Vantage domains, allowing them to deliver compelling new products and services to their customers and organizations.
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ATTO Technology New FibreBridge™ 7500 Storage Controller Now Available
The industry’s fastest Storage Controller creates a platform to build virtualized storage environments
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today announced its new FibreBridge 7500 Storage Controller is now available.
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Digital Nirvana Names Two Manufacturer Reps
Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content creation, capture and delivery, has announced two new manufacturers’ representatives – Torrance, CA-based Piper Digital and A and D Avenues out of Roanoke, VA. Digital Nirvana’s Media Management Platform enables broadcasters, media and entertainment professionals to create audio/video content, capture it from multiple sources, and publish it to multiple digital platforms, while monitoring for quality and compliance.
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The HPA Announces 2014 Winners of Engineering Excellence Awards and HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
MACOM, NVIDIA, Wohler/Cinnafilm for Engineering Excellence, ASC-CDL, DigitalFilm Tree Garner Honors for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced recipients of the organization’s 2014 Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. These awards were developed to recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that continually drive the post production industry in the advancement and support of content creation. The coveted honors will be bestowed on November 6th, 2014 during the ninth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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cinec 2014: cine technology innovations awarded with the cinecAwards
Last Tuesday, the 10th anniversary staging of cinec came to an end. Business was brisk from a professional audience willing to spend its money and this created a great atmosphere for the exhibitors. The high class, varied and informative ancillary program was highly appreciated by the international audience.
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Southpaw Technology Launches Five New TACTIC Apps
Southpaw Technology, the developer of the open source digital asset and workflow management platform TACTIC, announced today that it has just launched all of the apps announced at Siggraph 2014 -- TACTIC | VFX, TACTIC | aSync, TACTIC | Server Assist -- and that it has included a fourth and fifth product in the new launch line up: TACTIC | Media Library and TACTIC | Brand Manager.
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OTOY releases OctaneRender™ 2.1 with Community-Requested Features and Scriptable Nodes for Developers to Go Beyond Graphics
Lighting layers, Undo function, and improved sampling make the best GPU renderer even better
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2.1, the latest version of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features. Previewed at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference and 2014 NAB Show, the new version includes:
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Atomic Fiction Opens New Studio in Montreal
Facility Selected as Lead VFX House for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’
Atomic Fiction, an award-winning visual effects studio, has announced the opening of a new flagship facility in Montreal. The first project at the Montreal office is “The Walk,” a feature film based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, co-produced, co-written and directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future” I, II & III, “Forest Gump,” “Flight”).
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SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management
Multiple-Part Sessions Will Provide Multidimensional Perspectives on How Key Technical Advances Are Shaping the Motion-Imaging Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, California, will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
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Tiger Aspect Uses Aframe To Achieve Efficient And Collaborative Production Process On BBC’s “Peaky Blinders”
News: Tiger Aspect Uses Aframe To Achieve Efficient And Collaborative Production Process On BBC’s “Peaky Blinders”Speed of sharing footage, simplicity of reviewing footage from anywhere Aids in the quick and efficient post-production of the show
Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions have used Aframe’s cloud video production platform on the hit gangster drama, “Peaky Blinders.” Aframe enabled digital dailies and other works in process to be assembled, reviewed and distributed efficiently to a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move.
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Wipster Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform For Media Teams
News: Wipster Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform For Media TeamsWipster Creates Simple, Elegant Media Review and Approval Experience for Content Creators, Filmmakers, In-House Video Teams
Wipster today announced it has successfully completed an extensive beta program and is formally launching its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, Wipster is a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform designed for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating short-form video projects. Wipster helps bring together creative media teams, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on digital media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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Avid Everywhere Enables dock10 to Accelerate Innovation and Expand its range of Managed Services
Leading European media services provider leverages the openness, scalability, and integration of the Avid MediaCentral Platform to expand its business
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced that dock10, a leading media services provider, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ and implemented a fully integrated, end-to-end workflow centered upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The workflow, comprised of industry-leading Avid solutions, delivers the openness, scalability, and integration dock10 needs to enhance productivity, adopt innovative new workflows, and continue expanding its business to new markets.
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Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative Cloud
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative CloudAJA KONA 4 with new Windows Support Delivers Video and Audio I/O In HD, 2K, 4K and Beyond
At IBC 2014, AJA Video Systems announced that its KONA 4 professional desktop video and audio I/O card now supports the latest versions of Adobe's flagship video applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud®. Device driver and plug-in software is available as a free download from AJA's website, allowing users of Adobe video applications, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC and Adobe SpeedGrade® CC, to take advantage of KONA 4's unparalleled features for managing 4K, UltraHD, 2K and HD pipelines. Adobe Creative Cloud includes the most up-to-date versions of favorite Adobe desktop apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop®, After Effects, Illustrator® and more.
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Panasonic Promises Workflow Optimisation at IBC ‘14
Panasonic utilised IBC 2014 to launch the much anticipated Varicam, the star of a wide range of products and innovations that will make film and TV production significantly easier.
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Panasonic and LiveU Collaborate to Connect Camera and Cloud
Combines Panasonic’s Professional Camera Solutions with LiveU’s Bonding Technology and its Cloud-Based Central Management System, the Hub for Video Ingestion
Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.
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Panasonic Announce New High Speed Network Workflow for Broadcasters
Panasonic is Testing a News Gathering Network Workflow for Broadcasters that Transmits Video Footage and Shoot Data from Remote Field Locations to the Newsroom, and Enables Cameras to be Controlled from a Network Environment.
Testing began last month with Independent Television News (ITN), a major UK broadcaster, and will continue to be carried out on a rolling basis with the company’s broadcast partners in countries around the world.
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Quantum Introduces Extended Online Storage Architecture Combining High Performance with Unlimited Scalability for Content Workflows
New StorNext Pro Workgroup Solution Featuring Lattus Object Storage Seamlessly Extends Content Collaboration at Lower Cost with No Performance Compromises
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today unveiled StorNext® Pro Workgroup, a new easy-to-deploy, high-performance and high-capacity content workflow solution for postproduction and broadcast professionals. This integrated solution supports ingest, production, review and delivery along with different options for peta-scale content storage and access at any stage of the workflow — all in one system. By choosing StorNext Pro Workgroup with Quantum's Lattus™ object storage-based system, users can extend their online collaboration by seamlessly shifting nonreal-time workflow operations to Lattus — a fully protected, infinitely scalable storage infrastructure — with no negative impact on performance.
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AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
News: AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CCStand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Conference Hall 7, Stand 7.J05 - Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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IBC 2014: Shotgun Software Expanded Engineering Team Is on Fire
Autodesk Introduces Shotgun to Flame Family
At IBC 2014, Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, with included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform.
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Grass Valley Exhibits Video over IP and Cloud-Enabled Playout Solutions at IBC 2014
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will exhibit two solutions at IBC 2014 that are designed to help broadcast facilities expand their services without increasing costs. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Grass Valley’s gateway to IP and cloud-enabled playout solutions, shown for the first time to the European market at IBC.
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Avid Everywhere Continues to Lead the Media Industry with Further Delivery of Product and Service Innovations
At IBC 2014, Avid reveals new platform solutions and services that uniquely address the most strategic challenges of broadcast, pro video, and pro audio professionals
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced a series of significant product and services innovations delivering the next phase of Avid Everywhere™, the company’s strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry, centered on connecting creative professionals and media organizations with their audiences in more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable ways. The company introduced new innovations to the Avid MediaCentral Platform and its associated modular application suites.
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Avid Everywhere Brings Resolution Independence to Film and Television Production
Media Composer | Software in the Avid Artist Suite will enable video professionals to quickly and efficiently acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced an update for Media Composer® | Software that will allow video professionals to acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media faster and more efficiently than ever, whether working on premises or in the cloud. Leveraging the newly announced Avid Resolution Independence architecture, Media Composer will offer the most complete and flexible end-to-end workflow for file-based editing of any resolution, helping content creators deliver higher quality content in more collaborative, powerful, and efficient ways—a key element of Avid Everywhere.
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Avid Announces New Platform Innovations for Media Organizations and Creative Professionals
Platform-wide Resolution Independence, Connectivity Toolkit advancements will help media professionals and organizations connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today introduced new and upcoming innovations for the Avid MediaCentral Platform—an open, extensible, and customizable common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere™ strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. The company announced plans for resolution independence across the platform and the next phase of the Avid Connectivity Toolkit. These latest innovations are focused on helping media organizations and professionals connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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JVC Partners with Wowza to Deliver Integration Between Streaming ProHD Camcorders, Wowza Streaming Engine
News: JVC Partners with Wowza to Deliver Integration Between Streaming ProHD Camcorders, Wowza Streaming EngineJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it has partnered with Wowza® Media Systems to provide seamless integration between the Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software and JVC’s streaming-capable camcorders. As a result, content creators can economically transmit high quality video in real time to a secure Intranet for internal communications or to the cloud for Web distribution.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
News: The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team.
Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge. 
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CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems, (DAM/MAM) has expanded the vital technology integrations that form the bedrock of effective media asset management, with the announcement of brand new integrations and workflow capabilities at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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New CatDV 11 AND CatDV WEB 2 Deliver Easier Media Asset Management At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: New CatDV 11 AND CatDV WEB 2 Deliver Easier Media Asset Management At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)ew MAM Software and Web Platforms Empower Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems (DAM/MAM) will showcase CatDV 11, the next-generation of its asset management software, plus CatDV Web 2, a radical new approach to online media asset management, during IBC 2014, 12-16 September, in Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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CatDV for Adobe Anywhere Gets Unveiled at IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV for Adobe Anywhere Gets Unveiled at IBC 2014 (7.J15C)Powerful MAM Features Enable Seamless Content Sharing and Efficient Workflows
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will announce CatDV for Adobe® Anywhere for video, a powerful new product supporting the Adobe Anywhere real-time collaborative editorial platform, during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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