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InFocus Debuts Full Spectrum Of Integrated Enterprise Collaboration Solutions At ISE 2016
New Products, Services and Channel Offerings Demonstrate the New Breadth of InFocus through Avistar, VIDCO and Jupiter Acquisitions
For the first time, at ISE 2016, InFocus will debut the technology results of its recent Jupiter Systems and Avistar acquisitions. Combining the best and most complementary technology from each company, InFocus will roll-out new collaboration solutions for the office, huddle room, board room, and control room, tightly integrated for fluid end-to-end operation. The expanded product line showcases InFocus' ability to offer enterprise customers a single-solution provider and consistent experience for connecting people, from anywhere, using any device. The new solutions feature premium capabilities, including capacitive touch, 4K resolution and customizable InFocus videoconferencing solutions, with end-to-end integration for a seamless user experience. The new InFocus solutions will be on display at ISE 2016 at InFocus Hall 2, stand 2-A52 and Hall 9, Stand 9-B140.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a 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 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Step into the ring: ZERO releases the Southpaw VFX reel
Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw doesn’t pull its punches. From the get-go viewers are thrust into a vision of the boxing high-life that’s as gritty as it is glamorous, the mansions and luxury cars juxtaposed with violence, loss, and inner turmoil.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
First of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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Johny Murata joins MOG as Principal Architect of Advanced Media Technology
News: Johny Murata joins MOG as Principal Architect of Advanced Media TechnologyMOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced the appointment of Johny Murata as Principal Architect for the growing area of Advanced Media Technology.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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MAXON announces update to Cineware for Adobe After Effects CC
The Cineware Live 3D pipeline first introduced in After Effects CC offers improved workflow and greater performance. OpenGL rendering is now available within the Cineware effect, providing increased speed and higher quality results than the software render option. Users can now choose to automatically sync the After Effects and Cinema 4D time sliders. The new Cinema 4D Take System, introduced in R17, the latest Cinema 4D release, is also supported: After Effects artists can now choose to render specific Takes in a Cinema 4D project file.
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ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointment
News: ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointmentZOO Digital, a leading provider of localization and digital distribution services is delighted to announce that Syed Ahmed has joined the team to focus on international business development. This opens up exciting new opportunities for customers in the Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific, as ZOO Digital becomes one of the few international providers to offer the full range of global media production and management services for the entertainment industry across those regions.
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Cinegy is all about 8K and beyond for NAB 2016
Having already made its 8K mark with the launch of the DANIEL2 codec, which can decode multiple 8K and 4K streams while performing real time compositing, colour correction, scaling, and titling, Cinegy will expand on the theme at NAB 2016.
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Pixel Power builds on heritage for new productivity solutions at BVE2016
Unrivalled graphics now allied to innovative automated content production and playout
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is building on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for a new generation of products. At BVE2016 it is showcasing two products built on its graphics core, aimed at automated content production and high-performance channel playout.
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Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' Lounge
News: Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' LoungeAttendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project.
The Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, January 29th with a special focus on High Dynamic Range in post-production. What is it, why is it important and how is it handled? Attendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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Screenlight, Releases First-ever, Free Marker Importer Add-on For Adobe Premiere Pro
The no-cost marker importer represents the very easiest way for editors to work with client feedback, directly in their Adobe Premiere Pro timeline
Today, Screenlight, an industry-leading video review and approval platform, announces the release of the very first marker importer for Adobe Premiere Pro, a free add-on that significantly levels-up video editors’ ability to hit the creative mark for their clients. By allowing editors to import client feedback directly into their Premiere Pro timeline, this add-on makes the iterative stage of the editing process faster and easier than ever before.
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Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies Viewing
News: Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies ViewingCloud-based video collaboration boosts efficiency for a globally dispersed corporate marketing team
Aframe has announced today that Voltage Pictures, the international film financing, production and distribution company behind 150+ features including The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyer’s Club has adopted its cloud-based video collaboration platform for dailies viewing across the organization. With nine Academy Awards® and 15 nominations, Voltage is typically in production on multiple projects simultaneously bringing, on average, 20 films a year to market. With teams of producers, directors, cinematographers and crew changing constantly, having a dailies viewing solution that is enormously easy to use but also provides a level of control over access and functionality is fundamental to their business. Aframe is their cloud-based system of choice.
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Avid Marketplace Continues to Build Momentum as More Connectivity Partners Join the Avid App Store
News: Avid Marketplace Continues to Build Momentum as More Connectivity Partners Join the Avid App Store Pro Tools, Media Composer, and VENUE Customers Can Easily Access a Growing List of Certified Effects, Sound Processing, Utility, and Instrument Plug-Ins From the Avid Marketplace
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced continued momentum for the Avid Marketplace, with a significant number of industry-leading 3rd party software developers joining the Avid Connectivity Partner Program and making their AAX audio plug-ins available for sale through the Avid Store. Customers can now find, buy, and rent an ever-increasing range of certified audio plug-ins, enabling them to explore new creative possibilities and produce the best-sounding mixes.
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Avid Delivers Groundbreaking Innovations for Audio, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid Everywhere
News: Avid Delivers Groundbreaking Innovations for Audio, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid EverywhereAt NAMM 2016, Avid Delivers Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, an Expanded Avid Marketplace, Sibelius 8.1 Software, and More, Helping Audio Customers to Create, Collaborate, and Distribute Music in a Comprehensive Global Ecosystem
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today introduced several groundbreaking innovations for the audio industry, further delivering on key promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, address the industry’s most critical issues, allowing content creators to connect with their audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Avid Introduces Sibelius 8.1 Notation Software, Making it Even Easier to Create Beautiful, Accurate Music Scores
Latest Sibelius Version Includes the Customer Community’s Most Requested Features, Allowing Composers to Create the Highest-Quality Music Scores Quickly and Easily
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced new Sibelius 8.1 music notation software, helping composers to create beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores more effortlessly than ever. As part of a series of regular updates delivered through Avid All Access Plans, Sibelius 8.1 introduces several of the customer community’s top requests, demonstrating Avid’s commitment to listening to the needs of customers, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™.
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Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure
News: Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventureFrankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure in Halo: The Fall of Reach
In the world of fan-favorite AAA game franchises, building on blockbuster experiences of the past comes with big expectations – and a lot of vigilant scrutiny from overprotective fans. So, when tasked with telling the origin story of gaming’s number one FPS protagonist in the medium of fully-animated 3D, The Sequence Group knew it had something of a significant task on its hands.
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Avid Unveils Pro Tools 12.5 Software, Offering Early Access to Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools
News: Avid Unveils Pro Tools 12.5 Software, Offering Early Access to Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro ToolsAvid Cloud Collaboration Makes it Easy for Artists and Audio Professionals to Work Together on Projects From Any Location
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that the highly anticipated Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is now available to select customers through an “Early Access” beta program. Avid Cloud Collaboration makes it easy for artists and audio professionals to compose, record, edit, and mix projects from any location worldwide, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™. In support of this release, Avid also announced that the Artist Community, an online community designed to foster creative connections and opportunities for collaboration, is now open to everyone. Delivering on the promise to deliver more frequent innovation, Pro Tools 12.5 will represent the fifth software release in less than a year.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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Cameron Thomson Forges Global Commercial Partnership with WCPMedia Services
News: Cameron Thomson Forges Global Commercial Partnership with WCPMedia ServicesWCPMedia Services, a leading provider of technology tools enabling studios, content owners and distributors, today announced that it has engaged Cameron Thomson Group Ltd., as its global commercial development partner. Under the arrangement, Cameron Thomson, the leading provider of business development solutions for the media and entertainment industries, will assist WCPMedia Services in expanding the company’s flagship content management solution across the global media marketplace. Cameron Thomson Group’s president Ronald Thomson will take an active role in WCPMedia Services as Managing Director of Global Business, in conjunction with his worldwide team.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
News: Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted ServicesFirst of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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Metus Extends its Archive Support with Quantum’s StorNext 5 Platform
News: Metus Extends its Archive Support with Quantum’s StorNext 5 PlatformCertifies Metus MAM-StorNext 5 Interoperability as New Member of Quantum Advantage Program
Metus today announced the integration of its Metus MAM media asset management software with Quantum’s StorNext 5 workflow storage and collaboration platform. As a result, Metus MAM users can now take advantage of StorNext’s advanced capabilities, including seamless archive to Quantum’s Q-Cloud Archive public cloud services and local or offsite LTO-based tape libraries for longer-term content retention. In addition, Metus MAM working in conjunction with Quantum’s Lattus object storage-based extended online system can greatly improve high-resolution workflow efficiency while keeping valuable assets safe and secure.
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Arsenal Football Club Chooses Aframe to Streamline Video-Based Workflows
News: Arsenal Football Club Chooses Aframe to Streamline Video-Based WorkflowsPremier League Football (soccer) Club Arsenal, based in Holloway, London, has deployed the services of Aframe, the cloud video platform, to improve its video workflows and streamline processes.
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Piksel Partners with Jazz & Blues TV to Launch New International TV Channel
News: Piksel Partners with Jazz & Blues TV to Launch New International TV Channel· Piksel teams up with Jazz & Blues TV to launch first ever global digital TV channel dedicated to jazz and blues music
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Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC
News: Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CCNew BCC 10 plug-ins from Boris FX bring advanced finishing tools, 3D titling, and integrated mocha planar tracking & masking to Creative Cloud professional video apps
Boris Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10) is a new package of professional plug-ins available for Adobe® Creative Cloud® video applications. Highlights include integrated mocha® technology for advanced masking and effects isolation; BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching filter; and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 2D/3D titling and motion graphics plug-in. BCC 10 for Adobe was designed to give professional video editors and motion graphics artists working with Adobe video applications complementary creative tools for television/film post-production and broadcast finishing. For current BCC 9 users, the low-cost upgrade to BCC 10 adds many new image effects and transition plug-ins for creative looks including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Cross Melt and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
Adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for US$499
The full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for $499 12 Studio, the full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta is Now
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of Fusion 8 Studio, the full version of the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Growing Number of Broadcasters and Post Facilities Depend on EditShare Distributed Scale Out Shared Storage and Media Asset Management
EditShare XStream EFS sales soar in 2015 – reality TV, editorial agency and public broadcaster migrate infrastructure onto EditShare’s new storage architecture with integrated media management
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has seen a spike in orders for its recently released XStream EFS shared storage solution. Marking one of the best quarters to date, recent customer projects include reality TV giant Endemol/MoovIT (Germany), editorial powerhouse Sid Lee (Canada, The Netherlands, USA) and critically acclaimed public broadcaster WMHT TV (USA).
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Quantum Simplifies End-to-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version of StorNext Connect
News: Quantum Simplifies End-to-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version of StorNext ConnectLatest Advances Provide Greater Control, Enhanced Visibility and More Actionable Insight for Optimizing StorNext Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the release of StorNext Connect 1.1, a significantly enhanced version of its easy-to-use management tool that simplifies the installation, discovery, administration and monitoring of StorNext® environments. StorNext Connect™ is the first product of its kind to integrate management and reporting into a multi-tier storage environment. Instead of having to work with separate monitoring and reporting tools unique to each distinct storage tier, StorNext Connect users can have a unified view of the entire multi-tier, end-to-end workflow storage environment, including disk, tape, object storage and cloud resources. Designed for Quantum StorNext-powered environments and built into the company's new Xcellis™ workflow storage systems, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy and configure new equipment and then monitor and manage multiple systems at the same time.
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Pixvana Raises $6 MIL to Bring VR Video Cloud Production & Delivery Platform to Market
Company Brings Together Web Video and Hollywood Technology Experts from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Lucasfilm
Pixvana, a virtual reality (VR) technology startup, launched today with a $6 million investment led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Pixvana is developing a cloud-based technology platform that dramatically improves the immersive video viewing experience for VR and augmented reality (AR) applications across a broad set of viewing devices, and is coming to market in 2016.
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JVC Introduces GY-HM650SC Camera To Support XOS Digital Workflow
News: JVC Introduces GY-HM650SC Camera To Support XOS Digital WorkflowJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced its partnership with XOS Digital, the leading provider of digital coaching technology for sports organizations, at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. The company also introduced the GY-HM650SC ProHD camera, which records time of day info (UTC) within the metadata to synchronize multiple cameras and biometric data collected by player tracking devices.
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Customer Win for Object Matrix.
News: Customer Win for Object Matrix.ELIOTE to offer managed EVS services with MatrixStore nearline storage
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object based nearline storage to the media and entertainment industries today announces that Eliote, the Paris based provider of studio and post production services to the French broadcast market, has selected MatrixStore object storage to protect content in multi-site EVS live and fast-turnaround production driven workflows.
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Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'
News: Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'OptiTrack Tech Tapped for Character Animation and Camera Tracking
Microsoft Studios’ 343 Industries, the leading force behind the wildly popular ‘Halo’ franchise, recently released “Halo 5: Guardians” to widespread critical acclaim. In preparation for the development of the latest installment, 343 Industries built out a new 50’ by 50’ motion capture stage outfitted with a state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture system. 50 Prime 41 cameras captured the live human performances and delivered the digital character animation data for in-game action and interactive cut-scenes.
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Archion Announces Major Shared Storage Advancements with New EditStor Velo, Accelerated Omni & PICS Media Management
Pushing the Boundaries of 4K Performance, Media Management & Affordability
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, is announcing a trio of major shared media storage advancements. These include the introduction of EditStor Velo with throughput up to 5000 MB/sec., enhancements to EditStor Omni that will increase performance up to 8000 MB/sec. and the PICS (Picture, Index, Clips, Search) media management system.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
News: FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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RTVE Chooses Vimond Highlights
News: RTVE Chooses Vimond HighlightsSpain’s National State Broadcaster Accelerates Online Clip-Publishing
RTVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has installed Vimond Highlights to meet its clip-publishing requirements for up-to-the-minute online news coverage and trailers for scheduled broadcast content.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
News: FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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Cinnafilm Hires M&E and Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada to Head New Cloud-based Strategies
News: Cinnafilm Hires M&E and Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada to Head New Cloud-based StrategiesCinnafilm is proud to announce the recent hire of Aaron Estrada as VP of Applied Technologies. Aaron brings a unique blend of expertise in IT virtualization and post production workflow design, both essential components for Cinnafilm’s emerging cloud strategies.
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Quantum Enhances StorNext 5 Shared Workflow Storage Platform With Support for New Low-Cost, Long-Term Cloud Archive
StorNext 5.3 Also Provides Greater Security and Flexibility in Storing and Managing Content Across Demanding Media Workflows
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today introduced StorNext 5.3, a new release of its industry-leading shared workflow storage platform that has been enhanced with features and capabilities that give users greater control and flexibility in optimizing their collaborative media workflows for maximum efficiency and productivity.
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SIXTY Delivers Augmented Reality Set to Norway’s TV 2 for 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball Championship
News: SIXTY Delivers Augmented Reality Set to Norway’s TV 2 for 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball ChampionshipTV Experience Company SIXTY announced the delivery of a brand new augmented reality (AR) set extension to TV 2 Norway’s on-site studio for the 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball Championship.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
News: SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and ExhibitorsSurge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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ZERO VFX expands with opening of LA office
News: ZERO VFX expands with opening of LA officeLeading visual effects and creative studio, ZERO VFX has opened a brand new West-Coast operation.
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
News: Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of EngineeringVeteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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Matrox at Government Video Expo 2015 - Product Preview
News: Matrox at Government Video Expo 2015 - Product PreviewMatrox at Government Video Expo 2015 — Product Preview Monarch HDX broadcast streaming and recording appliance and VS4Recorder Pro multi-camera recording app to be showcased
At Government Video Expo 2015 (Washington DC, Dec. 2–3, booth 338), Matrox® Video will feature the award-winning Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording and the VS4Recorder Pro multi-camera recording app.
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MAXON participation at After Effects World
Leading Creative Professionals Share 3D/2D Tips and Techniques to Showcase Seamless Integration and Optimized Workflow Between MAXON Cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Cloud
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software solutions, is pleased to announce participation at After Effects World taking place November 19 – 22, in San Jose. The conference, being held this year in conjunction with Premiere Pro World under the umbrella of Adobe Video World, aims to gather complementary post-production communities together to focus on one or both software platforms and features educational sessions from the world's leading 2D/3D motion graphics and VFX artists and visual communicators who will share best practices and techniques to inspire user creativity.
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Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of Speakers
News: Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of SpeakersPresentations Feature Experts on Digital Asset Management in Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Genealogy and Public Service Fields
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced a full roster of speakers for the 2015 Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), taking place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Experts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), FamilySearch, Game Metadata and Citation Project (GAMECIP), the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Stanford University will discuss their approach to handling video, audio, written and physical materials in their respective fields.
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Christian Cinema Integrates Aspera On Demand to Speed Submissions of Christian Films for Video On Demand Service
Aspera’s Cloud-Based File Transfer Offering Enables Filmmakers to Send Their Large Media Files Directly to the Cloud at High Speed
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Christian Cinema, which hosts the largest selection of Christian films on the internet, has completed an integration of high-speed file transfer technology from Aspera, an IBM company, into their cloud-based content management platform. The integration of Aspera’s patented FASP® technology will enable filmmakers to submit their videos directly to the cloud at high speed and with strong security.
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Waterfront Studios Transforms Post-production Workflows with Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform
News: Waterfront Studios Transforms Post-production Workflows with Aframe’s Cloud Video PlatformWaterfront Film Studios has deployed Aframe’s cloud video platform as a solution to effectively manage and streamline its post-production workflows with users and partners globally. Aframe has replaced Waterfront’s previous manual processes for sharing and editing content, which were reliant on courier and online services, and has consequently delivered significant benefits including reduced costs, time savings and improved collaboration with users and partners globally.
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IMT's NetApp Installations Cross the 50 Petabyte Milestone
NetApp Product Portfolio Accelerates Media Application Performance and Lowers Costs
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) announced today that it has now shipped more than 50 petabytes of NetApp storage — including NetApp E-Series and FAS systems — into both IT and media operations within IMT's nationwide customer base. The NetApp hybrid storage portfolio is accelerating application performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for IMT's customers.
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Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at CCW+SATCON
News: Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at CCW+SATCONShowcasing IMF workflow support in Vantage, new Vantage panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and latest versions of MacCaption and CaptionMaker
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, will demonstrate its file-based media products in booth 1139 at CCW + SATCON taking place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, November 11 – 12, 2015.
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Atomic Fiction reaches new heights with Google Cloud Platform
News: Atomic Fiction reaches new heights with Google Cloud PlatformAtomic Fiction has whisked audiences away to some of the most exciting worlds ever created, from Game of Thrones to Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Telestream Acquires Cloud Encoding Specialist PandaStream and Launches Telestream Cloud
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the acquisition of Cloud-based encoding provider, PandaStream. The result of a comprehensive investigation of key suppliers in the cloud-based encoding market, the acquisition accelerates Telestream’s strategy for providing cloud services to complement its on-premise solutions.
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Experienced Sports Media Executive Jim Irving to Join Forbidden Board of Directors
Forbidden, makers of the market-leading professional video editing software, Forscene, today announced the appointment of Jim Irving as non-executive director. Irving's immediate appointment to the board is a part of the company's overall leadership restructuring designed to strengthen the commercial capability of the team.
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The Walk: Largest Use of Cloud Computing in Film History
Award-winning VFX Company Joins UPP and Rodeo FX to Recapture the Legendary Walk Between the World Trade Center Towers. Lead VFX vendor Atomic Fiction needed a more efficient way to do the compute-intensive, and traditionally very expensive, processes of rendering. The company used their cloud-based software Conductor, which allows artists to offload the processing from their own computers and send it to the cloud. By the end of the project, Atomic Fiction had completed 9.1 million hours of processing in the cloud, which equates to over a millennium of processing time!
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Small Tree Provides Long-Term Shared Storage Solution for Seacrist Media
Production Company Says Storage is “Rock Solid” After Six Years
Every company dreams of buying a product that works without issue for years on end. For Seacrist Media Solutions, this dream became a reality six years ago when they installed a shared storage solution from Small Tree to help streamline their production workload and improve project management.
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Aframe Adds Enhanced Security and Improved Usability to Cloud Based Video Platform
News: Aframe Adds Enhanced Security and Improved Usability to Cloud Based Video PlatformAframe Fall 2015 release expands file transfer capabilities and format support, adds new security controls & media library management features, and enhances audio features within the player
Today Aframe released the next iteration of its cloud video collaboration platform. Featuring new capabilities based on ideas and suggestions garnered from Aframe's customer feedback program, the new release enables corporate marketing teams, broadcasters and producers to upload, transcode and store video footage, organize content and collaborate across locations and time zones at every stage of the production media lifecycle.
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Qwire, Cloud Platform For Streamlining Music-To-Picture Workflow, Raises $2.5 Million; Licensed By ABC Studios
News: Qwire, Cloud Platform For Streamlining Music-To-Picture Workflow, Raises $2.5 Million; Licensed By ABC StudiosQwire, a cloud platform for managing, scoring and licensing music to picture, announced that it has raised $2.5 million in its initial funding round, with participation from a group of private investors. The funding coincides with an announcement that ABC Studios has licensed Qwire for use by its TV series.
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ASG Launches Storage rEvolution Seminar Series
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, is launching Storage rEvolution, a new series of seminars to help content creators explore the shared storage options for their file-based workflow. The educational series begins Nov. 4 at the SF Green Space in San Francisco and Nov. 5 at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Both events run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include lunch.
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
News: MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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Zoic Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa
News: Zoic Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with KrakatoaMarvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" made a splash at the summer box office with impressive VFX that left fans craving more. From Loki's sceptre to the analytical android Vision, the film features several shots from Culver City-based VFX house Zoic Studios. Led by CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson, Zoic used Thinkbox Software's Krakatoa plug-in for Autodesk Maya to generate large quantities of particles created in the 3D animation software.
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AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & Cloud
News: AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & CloudProgram Will Run Simultaneously with AMIA Annual Conference
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has enlisted keynote speakers Erik Weaver and John Downey for the Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), which takes place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. This year marks the first time that DAS will run simultaneously with AMIA’s Annual Conference, taking place Nov. 18-21.
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SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special Events
News: SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special EventsHonors & Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Hosted by SMPTE's Sally-Ann D'Amato, to Include Live Music and Silent Auction
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, will complement the extensive program of technical sessions at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) with a diverse blend of special events, also scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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PlayBox Technology CloudAir Takes IBC2015 by Storm
News: PlayBox Technology CloudAir Takes IBC2015 by StormPlayBox Technology, a world leader in cost-effective television playout solutions, reports very strong interest in its new CloudAir platform, introduced mid-September at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
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Sprout by HP News: Adobe Illustrator CC for Sprout Immersive Computing Platform
New Go Make Things Campaign Stimulates Creative Thoughts
HP today announced that Adobe Illustrator CC will be available for Sprout by HP in November. Illustrator for the Sprout platform will be available from the Sprout Marketplace and via Adobe Creative Cloud.
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Aframe Cloud-based Workflows Help Asia TV USA Bring Content to Worldwide Audiences
News: Aframe Cloud-based Workflows Help Asia TV USA Bring Content to Worldwide AudiencesCloud-based video collaboration boosts efficiency for a globally dispersed corporate marketing team
Aframe announced today that Asia TV USA, based in Iselin, New Jersey, continues to expand its cloud-based video collaboration platform to further streamline its global video production operations. Asia TV USA distributes the content of India’s massive Zee TV network and its US-based Z Living health and entertainment network, which produces popular shows including Good Food America, A Model Guru, and The Lisa Oz Show, to a worldwide audience.
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SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015)
SMPTE® 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) to Delve Into OTT, Cloud, and IP
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29, in Hollywood, California, will feature an array of sessions dedicated to over-the-top (OTT), cloud, and IP (Internet Protocol)-based technology and services. During the SMPTE 2015 Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m., Ted Middleton, chief product officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, will make the keynote presentation titled "The TV Everywhere Frontier — Where Broadcasting Meets the Internet."
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Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASC
News: Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASCAmerican Society of Cinematographers to Bestow Honors on John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett at Annual ASC Awards
John Toll, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Lowell Peterson, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Oscar®-winner Toll will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and Bennett will take home the ASC Presidents Award.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2015; Major Updates for Video Editors
Creative Cloud Announcements Include New Mobile Apps, Touch in Desktop Tools, Video Assets Coming to Adobe Stock
At Adobe MAX 2015, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud -- a “connected creative canvas” where people create and share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps; a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent; and a vibrant community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. Adding to Creative Cloud momentum, the company today shipped two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, enabling quick retouching and asset capture on the go and announced new Touch capabilities across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe is also highlighting its patented CreativeSync technology, which powers connections between desktop and mobile apps and the assets creatives use every day. In addition, video content is coming soon to Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and graphics.
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Atos Chooses NOA for ORF’s 600,000-tape Archive Project
News: Atos Chooses NOA for ORF’s 600,000-tape Archive ProjectPan-European digital services leader Atos has chosen NOA technology for a 10-year archiving project for Austrian national broadcaster ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk). ORF’s archiving program is the third large-scale European archiving project in recent months to be powered by NOA solutions, following the choice of Slovenia and Slovakia’s national broadcasters.
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A+E Networks Gets Content to Market Around the World Faster with Aframe
News: A+E Networks Gets Content to Market Around the World Faster with AframeCloud delivery & review help teams find and fix issues quicker, streamline a global workflow
A+E Networks’ award-winning programming reaches more than 330+ million subscribers in 200 countries. The content is distributed through its portfolio of channel brands, HISTORY, A&E, Lifetime, H2, Crime + Investigation and FYI, and is licensed to third party broadcast television clients. In addition to programs produced by their U.S.-based channels, A+E Networks licenses the format rights for successful franchises like Pawn Stars, Shipping Wars and Dance Moms to international channel partners and third party clients, and distributes original content commissioned by their international channel partners. When they needed a centralized delivery solution for the content produced outside the US, they moved to the cloud-based Aframe video collaboration platform.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability For AJ-PX380 AVC-ULTRA Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
News: Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability For AJ-PX380 AVC-ULTRA Shoulder-Mount CamcorderCamcorder Offers Advanced Network Functionality, Dual-Codec Recording, Cost-Effective Studio Configuration
Panasonic announced that at the end of September it will begin shipping the AJ-PX380 1/3-inch 2.2M 3MOS AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorder, which offers powerful IT/wireless connectivity capabilities and dual codec recording for simultaneous high resolution and proxy image capture.
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Shotgun Software Hires Rob Di Figlia as Senior Business Development Manager
News: Shotgun Software Hires Rob Di Figlia as Senior Business Development ManagerShotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games announced today that Rob Di Figlia has been hired to lead their Studio Pipeline Initiative. Working out of the company’s Venice, CA office, Rob will partner with new and existing Hollywood Studio clients to drive product development and implementation.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design ships Hollywood’s next professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with Deadline
News: Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with DeadlineInternational creative design and VFX studio Pixomondo has evolved at the pace of the entertainment industry, bolstering its technology infrastructure and diversifying capabilities along the way. Founded in 2001 by CEO Thilo Kuther, the company spans six offices on three continents and offers a range of services starting from award-winning VFX for film, TV and commercials to interactive digital content, VR, live events, theme park entertainment and original IP. By sharing render resources across facilities, Pixomondo maximizes efficiencies; its globally dispersed farm runs 24/7 thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software's Deadline, on which the company standardized in 2010.
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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Kevin Prince as New President and CEO
News: Broadcast Pix Welcomes Kevin Prince as New President and CEOBroadcast Pix™ today announced Kevin Prince will join the company as President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, effective Oct. 1. He will succeed Steve Ellis, who has been instrumental in the company’s success over the past 30 months and personally led the recruitment efforts for Prince.
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Teradek Unveils Bolt Sidekick
News: Teradek Unveils Bolt SidekickTeradek, a premier provider of video encoders and transmission systems, announces the Bolt Sidekick, a new addition to their popular zero-delay wireless line-up. With 300 feet of range, a lightweight aluminum chassis, and universal connectivity to all Bolt Pro 300/600/2000 systems, the Sidekick receiver is the perfect companion for users with existing system.
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Teradek Adds to Cube Family of Encoders
News: Teradek Adds to Cube Family of EncodersTeradek Announces New Addition to the Cube Family of Encoders
Teradek, the premier provider of video encoders and transmission systems, is proud to introduce the Cube 600 series. The new Cube 605 and 655 feature several upgrades including a new dedicated embedded network processor supporting GigE for higher bitrates, enhanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi for longer range, dual HDMI/HD-SDI inputs, and built in bonding with ShareLink™.This new addition to the Cube line aims to provide the next generation versatile encoding for independent content creators and professionals alike.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Input and Output support for 2015 Release of Adobe Video Applications
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces all new Mac OSX platform support for Adobe Premiere(r) Pro CC and Adobe After Effects(r) CC, key video apps included in Adobe Creative Cloud(r). Bluefish444 will demonstrate the company's "second to none" integration with Adobe Creative Cloud at IBC Show 2015 with Live 4K Capture and Playback in a portable workstation.
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Adobe has revealed updates to all its professional video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe has revealed updates to all its professional video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe will be showcasing these innovations at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam this week.
Updates include:
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Global broadcasters take 4K to Viewers with Media Excel encoding platform
Media Excel, a leading supplier of reliable software solutions for realtime multiscreen video delivery, today announced that Turksat, Turkey’s leading communications satellite operator, has selected Media Excel’s 4K Ultra HD HEVC Encoder to help deliver the country’s first 4K live broadcasting channel. Based in Ankara, the new Turksat 4K Ultra TV Channel will use the Media Excel Hero 4K, deployed by LG Electronics (LGE), to enhance the quality of experience for viewers across the region.
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IBC2015: Broadcast Pix Highlights Roadie Mobile Production System
News: IBC2015: Broadcast Pix Highlights Roadie Mobile Production SystemBroadcast Pix™ will demonstrate Roadie, its new mobile integrated production switcher, at IBC2015 (Stand 7.B21), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. Introduced earlier this year, Roadie features Broadcast Pix’s patented Fluent Control toolset, as well as built-in HD streaming and recording, to deliver a complete end-to-end production workflow.
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Marquis Bridges Adobe Premiere Pro CC & Avid Interplay at IBC 2015
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software and specialists in moving media, today announced that Edit Bridge, its integration for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe® After Effects® CC and Avid Interplay, will be shown in Europe for the first time at IBC 2015 on booth 2.A58.
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Matrox Announces DSX.Core Software Modules for Media Processing in Virtualized Broadcast InfrastructureBroadcast Infrastructures
OEMs can now capitalize on the latest cloud technologies to offer broadcast stations resource-efficient, highly scalable and flexible IP workflows
Matrox® Video today announced Matrox DSX.Core, a complete set of software modules for media processing in virtualized broadcast infrastructures based on the widely-used Matrox DSX SDK. Using DSX.Core, OEMs can provide data-center-friendly broadcast solutions running on virtual machines that can be easily repurposed on the fly as needed. End customers can, for example, quickly deploy specialty or event-based channels without additional capital expenditure. The virtual framework maximizes ROI on existing systems while creating exciting new business opportunities.
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Aframe Helps TELUS International Open its Virtual Doors to the World
News: Aframe Helps TELUS International Open its Virtual Doors to the WorldCloud-based video collaboration boosts efficiency for a globally dispersed corporate marketing team
Aframe announced today that the corporate marketing team at TELUS International, of the global arm of TELUS, one of Canada’s top national telecommunications companies, has adopted its cloud-based video collaboration platform to streamline video production operations across virtual and distributed teams.
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Broadcast Pix Debuts Next Generation Flint Systems at IBC2015
News: Broadcast Pix Debuts Next Generation Flint Systems at IBC2015Broadcast Pix™ will debut its upgraded Flint™ integrated production switcher line at IBC2015 (Stand 7.B21), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. Designed to manage live production from ingest to distribution, the new Flint is available with four (Flint LX) or six inputs (Flint LS), and includes several new workflow enhancements.
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Vidchecker Goes BLAM with Blue Lucy
Blue Lucy has today announced the full integration of Vidcheck’s file based quality control toolset, Vidchecker, with the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM).
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Telestream at IBC 2015
News: Telestream at IBC 2015New Vantage Camera Ingest option saves time for post & news users; VOD Producer DAI establishes significant new revenue streams for broadcasters & content owners in every geographic region
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production
News: Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up ProductionFor BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
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BL Ingest Integrated with New Sony Media Navigator
IBC 2015, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G07 : Blue Lucy has today announced that is has completed the integration of its linear video and file-based ingest toolset, BL Ingest, with Media Navigator, Sony’s new cost effective and scalable asset management solution for the broadcast market.
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PlayBox Technology Advancing into SaaS with CloudAir Universal
News: PlayBox Technology Advancing into SaaS with CloudAir UniversalSee PlayBox Technology on stand 8.B70 at IBC2015, Amsterdam, September 11-15
PlayBox Technology, the world’s premier television-channel-in-a-box brand with over 15,500 playout and branding channels, announces a major addition to its product range. CloudAir streamlines workflows to deliver television from the cloud. It can dramatically lower the capital expenditure cost of running established and start-up television channels. CloudAir will form the basis of a technology demonstration at the impending 2015 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
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PlayBox Technology’s New CloudAir Application Selected to Support Tata Communications’ New Global Broadcast Playout Service
See PlayBox Technology on stand 8.B70 at IBC2015, Amsterdam, September 11-15
PlayBox Technology’s new CloudAir virtual application has been selected by Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, to support its new cloud broadcast playout service. The new broadcast playout service, originally announced at NAB 2015 as part of Tata Communications’ cloud-based media ecosystem platform, will be available in September 2015 and accessible under full IP-based connectivity control to customers globally.
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CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBC
News: CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBCSquare Box Systems (www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will launch an array of next-generation products during IBC 2015 (Hall 7.J15C) that accelerate collaborative media asset management operations and empower small, medium and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. Square Box Systems will also showcase CatDV Archive To Cloud, a new capability enabling users to archive their assets to cloud-based services directly from CatDV.
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Aug 18 - Canon USA Announces Seven New PIXMA Wireless Printers,
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced enhanced printers for its PIXMA printer line: the PIXMA MG7720, the PIXMA MG6800 series and the MG5700 series of Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printers. Ideal for high-quality photo and document printing and creative applications, each model can connect to wireless networks easier than in the past for quick printing from the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY2 application with compatible mobile and tablet devices. Catering to the wants and needs of the everyday user, each model can also be used to create additional copies and scan important documents for archiving purposes as well. All of the printers utilize new genuine Canon inks, which provide deeper blacks and more vivid reds in photos for easy printing at home, and provide more visual impact for printing documents on plain paper than previous models.
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Shotgun Announces New Review & Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Shotgun Announces New Review & Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH 2015New Review Functionality and Cloud-Powered Shotgun Panel in Maya, Nuke and Other Tools Will Help Artists Go Faster
Today at the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles, Calif, Shotgun Software announced a new set of features and updates, that will make it easier for teams to review, share and provide feedback on creative projects. The upcoming Shotgun release will include new review and approval features and an updated Client Review Site to streamline collaboration and communication within teams, across sites and with clients. Shotgun's Pipeline Toolkit is also being updated with the Shotgun Panel, which will let artists communicate directly with other artists and see only the information relevant to their tasks directly inside creative tools like Autodesk Maya and The Foundry's Nuke, along with a refreshed Workfiles tool to find and navigate to relevant files more quickly.
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Thinkbox Showcases Cloud-Enabled Pipelines at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Thinkbox Showcases Cloud-Enabled Pipelines at SIGGRAPH 2015Previews On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing for Deadline and Third Party Rendering Options, including The Foundry's NUKE Render
SIGGRAPH, Booth 329 – At the 2015 SIGGRAPH Conference, Thinkbox Software will showcase advancements to Deadline, its scalable high-volume compute management solution. Fast, flexible and compatible across platforms, Deadline enables studios to easily link any combination of local and cloud-based resources into one logical pipeline.
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capital T - using cineSync on blockbuster movies
Bridging Oceans – How new tools are changing remote production
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Autodesk Brings Visionary Speakers to SIGGRAPH 2015
Autodesk’s speaker series is returning to SIGGRAPH this year from August 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hosted in room 408A, the sessions, presented by industry thought leaders, will provide an in-depth overview of industry trends and emerging developments driving the future of 3D visual effects and production in film and television. Members of the Autodesk development team will also provide insights and updates on Autodesk software, including upcoming innovative applications of the technology in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and virtual production. Sessions range in focus from “Terminator Genisys” and “Jurassic World” VFX breakdowns to cloud computing and more. A few highlight sessions include:
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Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior Appointments and New Market Growth Initiatives
News: Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior Appointments and New Market Growth Initiatives Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior
In a move validating continued growth and widespread adoption, Aframe, the cloud video platform provider, today announced that Lisa Hutt has joined as Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created position, Lisa will be responsible for Aframe's global marketing strategy, thought leadership, brand awareness and new market growth initiatives.
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