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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
News: The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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The Mill Adds Colourist Derek Hansen
News: The Mill Adds Colourist Derek HansenThe Mill is thrilled to announce Derek Hansen as Colourist in the Los Angeles studio.
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BenQ Unveils New PV3200PT 4K UHD Monitor for Video Editing Professionals
Professional Video Postproduction IPS Display Features Brilliant Color Accuracy and 'Eye-Care' Visual Comfort
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today presented its all-new PV3200PT IPS monitor. Purpose-built for today's professional video postproduction applications, the 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display delivers incredible color precision via 10-bit, 100-percent sRGB color, following the Rec. 709 standard. With an OSD controller and Eye-Care technologies, the new creative display provides a feature-rich and comfortable computer viewing experience that renders colors and details with the highest quality.
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VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de Mayo
News: VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de MayoJaunt Studios and VR Playhouse team up to celebrate Mexican heritage in a dazzling visual display of music and dance in the new virtual reality experience “La Fuerza Imprevista.” Released in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the vibrant cultural experience is available for viewing exclusively on the Jaunt VR app.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
News: The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
News: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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Newly Launched Picture Shop Announces Burbank Facility
For Immediate Release Picture Shop Announces Spring Opening State of the art facility will be up and running for the fall T.V. season
Newly announced post house Picture Shop will be up and running out of its Burbank facility at The Tower in spring 2016. The cutting-edge operation, which is being built from the ground up, will occupy just over 36,000 square feet of workspace and span two floors.
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Public Premiere at NAB: Sennheiser Previews All New Action Microphone For GoPro Cameras
At NAB, Sennheiser [booth N5729] is previewing a new action microphone for GoPro cameras. Designed to be the ideal audio partner to a GoPro camera in its ultra-tough housing, the audio specialist’s new microphone is able to easily withstand adverse conditions such as wind, water, snow and splashes of mud. Due to its advanced capsule design and watertight connection with the camera housing, the action microphone will even be able to record audio under water. The microphone will allow users to capture fantastic sound in scenarios where audio recording currently yields poor results or is not possible at all.
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ATTO Technology Announces ThunderboltTM3 to 40GbE Devices
ATTO Technology, Inc.,a global leader in storage and network connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce its new line of ThunderboltTM 3 to 40GbE devices, reaffirming ATTO’s commitment to providing a full portfolio of Thunderbolt enabled products.
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ATTO Technology Announces Mac OS X® driver Support for FastFrame™ 40GbE NICs
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, today announced Mac OS X® driver support for its FastFrame™ 40GbE Network Interface Cards. General availability for ATTO’s 40GbE OS X driver is expected in Q3 2016.
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Xstream to showcase its cutting-edge OTT Platform at NAB 2016
OTT Platform provider, Xstream, will showcase the industry’s most comprehensive and complete OTT Platform, Xstream MediaMaker™, at NAB 2016, booth #SU9107CM in Las Vegas 2016.
At NAB 2016, booth #SU9107CM, Xstream will showcase their turnkey, next generation OTT Platform, Xstream MediaMaker™ with a wealth of integrated tools and features designed to automate complex Internet TV processes end-to-end, accelerate time to market, reduce operating cost, simplify supply chain management and optimize merchandising and monetization across all devices and brands/ countries, enabling operators, content owners and broadcasters to expand, scale and grow their Internet TV offerings with a flexible and future-proof OTT Platform.
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ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving Appliances
News: ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving AppliancesProMAX Platform Pro-Cache Delivers Full LTO Archiving and Backup Unit in a Fully Loaded Shared Storage Server
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform Pro-Cache 50, which marks the next evolution in the ProMAX acquired, Cache-A archiving line. As the newest addition to the Platform Family of Workflow Servers, the Platform Pro-Cache will include all the functionality of Platform giving creatives the ability to render, transcode, manage and share media assets, and backup and archive all in one simple-to-use, workflow server unit.
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X-Rite professional calibration for Atomos monitor-recorders
Every brand of monitor in the field and in the editing suite naturally drifts in color over time, but not all monitors have the capability to correct this drift. Atomos have partnered with the leaders in professional calibration, X-Rite to deliver high end professional color calibration to the range of Atomos monitor-recorders.
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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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Sennheiser springs into action with GoPro Developer Program
Sennheiser will be joining GoPro’s new Developer Program, which provides third-party developers with toolkits to connect their products with GoPro cameras and develop integrated solutions. At a GoPro-hosted press event today, Sennheiser showcased new products from its audio labs that will allow GoPro users to match breath-taking footage captured at the extremes with incredibly high-quality audio. The audio specialist is presenting its forthcoming VR mic and – for the first time – an all-new action microphone.
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NAB News: Pronology Launches mRes, a New Standalone Multi-Resolution Encoder at NAB 2016
Unique Uncompressed Recording Architecture Allows for Various Resolutions to be Created Without Any Loss of Quality
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is introducing its new mResstandalone multi-resolution encoderat the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL12407). The company’s first standalone encoder, mRes seamlessly records three tiers of uncompressed video per SDI input channel prior to compression and wrapping, without missing a frame of action: a high-resolution media file, an edit proxy and a live web-streamable proxy, all while offering users flexibility and ease of use at a low cost point.
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SmallHD Announces Production Monitor Prices and Proves Value with Slow-Mo Durability Demo
News: SmallHD Announces Production Monitor Prices and Proves Value with Slow-Mo Durability DemoSmallHD announces pricing of their new daylight-viewable SmallHDR Production Monitors and releases a new video on SmallHDR.com featuring extreme durability tests of the displays in super slow motion.
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Google and Qube! - PFX also at NAB presenting "9 Tips for Cloud Rendering"
Mature Render Farm Management System Provides Direct Link to Google Cloud Platform for Visual Effects, Post and Broadcast Studios
Today, PipelineFX, the leader in render farm management for visual effects, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Platform(GCP) Technology Partner. Using Qube!and Google Cloud Platform, artists can now overcome the resource issues that hold studios back.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
News: New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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NAB News: Discover the future of audio at the Sennheiser and Neumann booth
Visitors to the Sennheiser and Neumann NAB booth (N5729) will be able to experience the future of audio: waiting to be discovered are an AMBEO 3D Audio 9.1 installation – featuring a selection of Neumann monitor loudspeakers – and a virtual-reality experience recorded with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic. At the show, Sennheiser will launch the brand-new MKE 440 stereo microphone for DSLR cameras, and will also preview the HandMic digital and the MK 4 digital, the latest products developed in cooperation with A/D conversion specialists, Apogee.
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Mistika Unveils Ground-breaking Developments in Las Vegas
SGO BOOTH #SL9027 / 18 – 21 April 2016 / Las Vegas Convention Centre
SGO will be carving its own path this NAB, bringing its award-winning finishing system Mistika to the limelight and unveiling a multitude of incredible future-proof developments that have been in the pipeline for the past few years. Mistika will be the frontier of Virtual Reality, equipping professionals with the most innovative and accessible virtual toolsets and workflows. With an NAB highlight of VR in post, SGO will reveal its distinctive, forward thinking 3D feature-sets, VR Mode and VR Device connections, depicting how Mistika provides Colour Grading, HDR, Stereo and Compositing in Virtual Reality, in just one system.
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Deluxe's Company 3 Returns To Tribeca Film Festival As Sponsor
Celebrates With Awards Sponsorships, Parties, Filmmakers' Lounge Activation
Deluxe's Company 3, a leading international color grading and finishing house for feature films, commercials and TV, is proud to announce its return to the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, which runs Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 24th. Company 3 is sponsoring the Awards for Best Cinematography in U.S. Narrative and in International Narrative Competition, with a grant of $50,000 worth of post production services to each recipient.
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Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions Acquires Offhollywood
Creative Solutions is pleased to announce that its parent, The Vitec Group plc, has acquired the assets of Offhollywood Digital LLC, a camera accessories manufacturer, equipment rental and production services provider. Founded in 2003 by Aldey Sanchez and Mark L. Pederson, Offhollywood has focused on bringing emerging technologies and workflows to filmmakers worldwide. Offhollywood will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions business, which includes Teradek, Paralinx, and SmallHD.
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NAB 2016: FOR-A to Intro Video-Over-IP Streamer Delivers Cutting Edge Technology for File-Based Video Production
FOR-A will introduce a new Video-Over-IP Streamer, the MXR-200IP, at this month’s NAB Show, April 16-19 in Las Vegas (Booth, #C5117). The company will highlight this new product at its NAB Booth, #C5117, where they will demonstrate IP streaming for file-based production to and from the company's "FOR-A World of Possibilities" area that focuses on its most advanced technology. This innovation showcase will include 4K 2SI, 12G-SDI, HDR, Wide Color Gamut and 8K products, representing the highest standard in professional video industry trends. The new MXR-200IP 1 RU device delivers IP streaming with multiple-codec support for file-based workflows, saving the input data without recompression as MXF files. It has two encoder/decoder channels, and has internal storage that allows MXF files to be stored while encoding and decoding, thereby allowing the files to undergo non-linear editing. It supports H.264 High 422 Intra at 100 Mbps, while auto-correcting any dropped packets through FEC redundancy following SMPTE ST 2022-1/2.
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Sennheiser announces availability of evolution wireless D1 app
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Sennheiser is introducing an app for remotely controlling its evolution wireless D1 radio microphone systems. The WSR app converts iPad and iPhone into a handy remote control for digital D1 systems, assisting in the configuration, management and monitoring of radio links. The app is available from the Apple App Store as of now.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Big Monitor News from SmallHD at NAB in booth #C6025
News: Big Monitor News from SmallHD at NAB in booth #C6025SmallHD goes big, unveiling the first-ever line of daylight-viewable HDR production monitors in 17-inch, 24-inch and 32-inch sizes. Designed to outlast years of abuse, every monitor housing is milled from billet aluminum—an industry first—and holds a 3mm thick polycarbonate screen protector that is user-replaceable. Right out of the box, these monitors will drop straight onto a C-stand, table or cart, and the built-in “RapidRail” system enables quick mounting and powering of third party accessories, making wireless setups particularly easy. All this plus unprecedented brightness at up to 1500nits make for a true “shoot anywhere” package.
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Sennheiser and Apogee partner to offer MK 4 digital for USB and iOS
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Sennheiser will preview the new digital version of its MK 4, one of the audio specialist’s most popular recording mics. With high-quality Apogee A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, MK 4 digital connects directly to iOS devices, Mac and PC computers. The large-diaphragm MK 4 digital is the ideal partner for any mobile recording task requiring great sound quality with the typical warmth and detail of a true condenser microphone.
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Fairlight’s patented technology will initially be used in SUZOHAPP’s new broadcast product developments.
News: Fairlight’s patented technology will initially be used in SUZOHAPP’s new broadcast product developments.Fairlight’s patented Picture Key Technology is now being licensed by SUZOHAPP.
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MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile Workstation
News: MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile WorkstationVR systems, including the Vortex gaming tower, on display during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of the WT72, the world’s first professional NVIDIA® VR Ready mobile workstation equipped with NVIDIA’s newest mobile GPU, the Quadro M5500.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
News: Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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Fairlight’s Picture Key Technology Brings Tactile Control to Grass Valley’s EDIUS 8 Video Editing Software
The two companies have successfully collaborated to develop new hardware controllers that speed up workflow and improve efficiency.
Fairlight.AU Pty Ltd and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have collaborated on the development of two different hardware control surfaces that bring tactile control to Grass Valley’s EDIUS 8.1 video editing software.
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The Mill Expands Remote Color Grading Network to San Francisco
The Mill announces the continued expansion of its award-winning color grading services to San Francisco, welcoming creative shop Misfit as its newest virtual outpost.
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Band Pro To Showcase FF Primes, VR, and Custom Dollies at NAB 2016
News: Band Pro To Showcase FF Primes, VR, and Custom Dollies at NAB 2016Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will be featuring new lens, camera support, and Virtual Reality technology at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth in the central hall.
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dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Post
News: dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Postdick clark productions Screening Room (DCPSR) and Riverbed Post are now co-located to jointly provide a wide range of services for feature film post-production and presentation. DCPSR contributes its ultra well-appointed 21-seat theater and associated rooms at Lantana, as well as it’s just installed Christie CP-4220 4K Digital Cinema projector and other 4K upgrades. Riverbed’s Chris F. Woods manages dailies processing, VFX, title design and production, color-grading, and mastering with his state of the art finishing hardware and software.
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Conceptual Design Studio Leviathan Adds Associate Producer, Editor, Creative Developer
President Chad Hutson, executive creative director Jason White and their colleagues at conceptual design studio Leviathan are very proud to announce the addition of associate producer Erica Grubman, editor Kirill Mazor and creative developer Chris Hall.
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Pebble Beach Systems Rolls Out Orca Virtualized Channel-in-a-Box at NAB
News: Pebble Beach Systems Rolls Out Orca Virtualized Channel-in-a-Box at NABMinimum Capex; Short Setup and Teardown Time for New Channels; More efficient Deployment of IT and Human Resources
At NAB 2016, on booth N5323, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will announce the worldwide launch of Orca, its new software-defined virtualized IP channel solution.
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NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary & Highlights
News: NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary & HighlightsAt next month’s NAB Show, to be held April 16-19 in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a wide range of 4K technology and key product integration solutions for every step of the video production workflow. The company will specifically focus on solutions ideal for sports, 4K and live productions, and in celebration of its 45th anniversary, will showcase a variety of solutions aligning with its show theme of ‘FOR-A World of Possibilities’ in Booth C5117.
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RT Software tops the Brazilian football league for ESPN
News: RT Software tops the Brazilian football league for ESPNESPN Brazil has selected RT Software’s leading sports enhancement and telestration solution, tOG-Sports to boost its cutting edge football coverage.
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SGO Goes Virtual at NAB - Booth SL9027
News: SGO Goes Virtual at NAB - Booth SL9027SGO will be carving its own path this NAB, bringing its award-winning finishing system Mistika to the limelight and unveiling a multitude of incredible future-proof developments that have been in the pipeline for the past few years. Mistika will be the frontier of Virtual Reality,equipping professionals with the most innovative and accessible virtual toolsets and workflows. With an NAB highlight of VR in post, SGO will reveal its distinctive, forward thinking 3D feature-sets, VR Mode and VR Device connections,depicting how Mistika provides Colour Grading, HDR, Stereo and Compositing in Virtual Reality, in just one system
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Free Firmware Adds Functionality to SmallHD 500 & 700 Series Monitors
News: Free Firmware Adds Functionality to SmallHD 500 & 700 Series MonitorsSmallHD has added new firmware tools to enhance its 500 Series and 700 Series High Definition on-camera monitors. Firmware 2.2 will come installed on all new 500 and 700 Series monitors, and can be downloaded and installed free by current owners.
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BASE Media Cloud launches ‘Self-Service Storage & Distribution’ solution for Brands, Rights Holders and Distributors
BASE Media Cloud, one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of cloud-based managed services for the media industry, has announced the launch of a new ‘Self-Service Storage & Distribution’ solution for Brands, Rights Holders and Broadcast Distribution companies.
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RT Software tops the Brazilian football league
News: RT Software tops the Brazilian football leagueESPN Brazil has selected RT Software’s leading sports enhancement and telestration solution, tOG-Sports to boost its cutting edge football coverage.
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MAXON to Showcase Cinema 4D Game and VR 3D Software Solutions at GDC 2016
Exhibitor Highlights: New Virtual Reality Plug-In for Cinema 4D; Cutting Edge Tips from Game Dev Whiz M dot Strange; Cinema 4D Integration with Leading Game Engines and Software Platforms
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RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Map v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Map v3, the ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron. RE:Map v3 adds GPU acceleration.
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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
News: Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins CognitionVeteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie
News: Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie-- Session to Screen Footage From Upcoming Film ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;’ Will Feature Cutting-Edge Exhibition of 120 Frames-Per-Second 3D at 4K Resolution --
Renowned director Ang Lee will present a keynote address and screen footage from his upcoming film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at NAB Show’s Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Lee will discuss his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of filmmaking. In a world exclusive, the audience will enjoy the first-ever public screening from the upcoming movie in its native 4K, 3D, 120-frames-per-second format using a cutting-edge dual laser projection system. The 90-minute presentation begins at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Citizen Pictures Increases Flexibility and Growth With Quantum's Xcellis Workflow-Optimized Storage
Denver Post House Implements Shared Storage Solution to Enhance Efficiency and Establish Foundation for Fluid, Economical Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Denver-based postproduction house Citizen Pictures has deployed a new Xcellis™ workflow storage solution, powered by Quantum's StorNext® platform, to achieve greater efficiency in meeting tight production deadlines. Supplied and integrated by Quantum partner StorExcel, the Xsan-compatible Xcellis system is a highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution that increases the flexibility and productivity possible within Citizen Pictures' collaborative media workflow.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
News: Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”
News: Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”Astucemedia’s U.S. elections data platform enables monitoring and ingest of realtime AP data to support editorial analysis and graphics displays
Astucemedia—a leading provider of creative and technical services and data management software for cutting edge broadcast graphics and branding—provided data integration and graphics implementation services to Al Jazeera America (AJAM) for its live coverage of the 2016 U.S. primaries and caucuses.
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Mistika showcases Cutting-Edge HDR Colour-Finishing on the Canon stand at BVE 2016
News: Mistika showcases Cutting-Edge HDR Colour-Finishing on the Canon stand at BVE 2016SGO spearheads innovationfor those who aspire to be the best, and is delighted to partner with Canon at BVEthis year, to display the latest pioneering advancements in HDRtechnology. Mistika will drive a dynamic end-to-end HDR-4K “Glass-to-Glass” colour-process workflow demonstrationon Canon's stand L30 in the HDR zone.
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BeckTV 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
BeckTV has implemented innovative technology for virtually every type of installation, including broadcast and network television, cable and satellite facilities, network operations centers, sports and mobile trucks, stadium venues, and houses of worship. With this unparalleled experience, BeckTV engineers are well-equipped to review new technology, best practices, and budgets with any 2016 NAB Show attendee interested in discussing system design and integration.
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Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSW
News: Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSWTechnicolor PostWorks, New York’s premiere provider of post-production services for independent film, supported five films debuting at next month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Services included editorial conforming, final color grading, deliverables, sound mixing, VFX review and dailies.
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Roland XS-84H 8-Input x 4-Output Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher
News: Roland XS-84H 8-Input x 4-Output Multi-Format AV Matrix SwitcherKansas City AV provider Advanced Sound & Communication installs a Roland XS-84H as the heart of a new media system that will keep this church at the cutting edge
The First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt, Kansas, had the kind of problems that most churches wish they had: they were growing fast and had reached the point where they needed additional services each weekend to accommodate the nearly 800 people in the congregation. Its physical plant could not keep up.
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Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSW
News: Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSWTechnicolor PostWorks, New York’s premiere provider of post-production services for independent film, supported five films debuting at next month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Services included editorial conforming, final color grading, deliverables, sound mixing, VFX review and dailies.
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Oishii Creative Develops YouTube & On-Air Content For BET’s “Zoe Ever After”
News: Oishii Creative Develops YouTube & On-Air Content For BET’s “Zoe Ever After”Creative solutions company Oishii Creative recently worked with BET to create a promotions package for their new sitcom Zoe Ever After. The package includes 15 makeup tutorials for BET’s YouTube channel, as well as a :30 on-air spot intended to drive traffic to the channel, which supports the new program. The season finale airs on Tuesday, 2/16 at 10 pm ET/PT.
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Riverview Systems Group ‘Ignites’ Stryker Neurovascular National Sales Conference With Visually Stunning Event Staging
News: Riverview Systems Group ‘Ignites’ Stryker Neurovascular National Sales Conference With Visually Stunning Event StagingRiverview Systems Group, the award-winning, full-service provider of engaging and innovative live events, is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Stryker Neurovascular, the medical technology provider, mounting its 2016 National Sales Conference, January 25-27 in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
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Platinum Platypus Uses Quantum StorNext Pro Studio to Accelerate
Video and Motion Graphics Firm Realizes Immediate Gains in Efficiency and Capacity While Building Foundation for Fluid, Economical Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Platinum Platypus, creator of video, motion graphics and animation for both media and corporate enterprises, has implemented Quantum StorNext® Pro Studio to realize faster, more scalable storage and sharing of high-resolution video content. Quantum's workflow-optimized StorNext Pro™ Studio solution provides high-performance storage that Platinum Platypus can expand smoothly and economically to accommodate its rapid growth and its work with ever-larger media files. The complete storage solution from Quantum supports an efficient and agile workflow in which creatives can quickly and simultaneously access and edit video. Connecting to a Scalar® LTO library, StorNext Pro Studio also facilitates archive and protection of older projects while keeping them available for the creative team.
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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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Blackmagic Design announces deal on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G package deal for only $2,495, making it possible for customers to get a live production solution that’s future proof because it’s designed for Ultra HD.
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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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Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's Aloha
News: Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's AlohaProduction-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift was recently used to power 2015's major Hollywood production Aloha, directed by Cameron Crowe.
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The HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone Takes the Demo Room to the Next Level
News: The HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone Takes the Demo Room to the Next LevelThe 2016 HPA Tech Retreat®, now in its 22nd year, is a world-class gathering of engineering, technology, creative and business leaders engaged in dynamic interaction and exchange. Alongside the full conference at the Tech Retreat, attendees can participate in the Innovation Zone, the evolution of the HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room. The Innovation Zone, a carefully curated area presented in a space designed for learning and discovery, now focuses on cutting edge products and technologies that are new to the market.
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
News: Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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Epson Partners with Precision Productions + Post to Maximize
News: Epson Partners with Precision Productions + Post to MaximizeEpson America Partners with Precision Productions + Post to Maximize Marketing Value with Content Designed for Easy Repurposing
For global imaging leader Epson, the global product launch of their EcoTank line of printers encompassed advertising, the web, social media, trade shows, email blasts and a massive event in New York's Times Square, with video playing a central role in every channel of the marketing process. Creating video pieces across many product lines to a wide range of media that clearly communicated the same brand messaging was a daunting challenge.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONTHE SEQUEL TO THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED 2014 BLOCKBUSTER WILL BE FIRST FEATURE FILM SHOT ON THE REVOLUTIONARY 8K CAMERA
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
News: iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MMAudio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that Brussels-based Film and TV post production facility, Studio MM, has successfully integrated iZotope’s RX audio repair and enhancement suite within every studio throughout its facility. A boutique post facility, Studio MM meets the need for clients who need an approach where the latest digital technologies support and empower the creative audio mind.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONThe Sequel To The Academy Award-Nominated 2014 Blockbuster Will Be First Feature Film Shot On The Revolutionary 8K Camera
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
News: yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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Quantum's Alex Grossman to Present at Storage Visions 2016 Conference
News: Quantum's Alex Grossman to Present at Storage Visions 2016 ConferenceVice President of Media and Entertainment Will Discuss How Latest Storage Advances Provide Greater Simplification, Flexibility and Cost Savings in Collaborative Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Alex Grossman, the company's vice president of media and entertainment, will present "How Storage Efficiencies Enhance Content Production" at the Storage Visions 2016 conference. Grossman will examine challenges presented by a changing media production landscape, explain the shortcomings of general-purpose, IT-centric storage in addressing modern workflow demands and discuss how the latest advances in workflow-optimized storage are aiding companies of all sizes in achieving greater production flexibility and efficiency. He will also share insights on how this new technology enables users to consolidate and simplify the addition of clients, ease configuration and maintenance issues and establish a powerful platform for the tools and applications that support their business.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
News: MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2Acclaimed 3D Toolset Delivers Powerful Capabilities for Key Hologram Sequences in Blockbuster Sci-Fi Film Finale
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Culver City-based design and visual effects studio Cantina Creative relied on its acclaimed 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a central digital content creation tool to generate 120 visual effects shots and 30 hologram shots ranging from holograms, animated posters, monitor shots and user interface (UI) graphics that appear throughout the Lionsgate sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
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Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYC
News: Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYCNomad expands TerraBlock storage infrastructure to maintain performance, flexibility, and ease-of-use
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets today announced that Nomad Editing Company has expanded its Facilis storage infrastructure with the installation of a new 64TB TerraBlock 24EX shared storage system in its New York facility.
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First All-Christie Bollywood Theater Opens in California
Fremont 7 Continues ‘Grand Experience’ With Latest Cinema Technology From Christie
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, announced it is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and immersive audio technology for global cinema exhibition company Ciné Grand’s newest theatre, the Fremont 7 in Fremont, California. Every Ciné Grand auditorium is powered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio™, the cinema industry’s only purpose built line array speaker solution. Fremont 7 also boasts Christie’s latest corner channel surround Vive Audio speakers, a cost-effective 5.1 channel solution that provides coverage to all the seats in the house.
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Band Pro Unveils New Line of IB/E Macro Lenses
News: Band Pro Unveils New Line of IB/E Macro LensesIB/E President, Klaus Eckerl and Band Pro President & CEO, Amnon Band unveiled a new line of professional APO Macro FF lenses at Band Pro’s One World Open House event on December 10th, 2015.
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RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...
News: RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...5K scarlet-w CAMERA SCARLET-W, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE RED DRAGON® FAMILY, DEMONSTRATES RED’S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO MAKING superior image quality ACCESSIBLE TO PROFESSIONALS EVERYWHERE
Today, RED Digital Cinema unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the SCARLET-W. Joining the RED RAVEN™ and WEAPON® in the latest generation of RED cameras, the SCARLET-W is a versatile, feature-rich, and intuitive option for professional shooters. SCARLET-W offers a RED DRAGON sensor, interchangeable lens mounts, simultaneous recording in REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes formats, an intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D-LUT outputs. At just $9,950 for the camera BRAIN® and $14,500 for the complete Base I/O V-Lock Package, SCARLET-W delivers unparalleled flexibility, accessibility and performance.
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Music from Multiple Warner/Chappell Production Music And Non-Stop Trailers’ Catalogs Appears in Promotional Media For 18 Golden Globe® Award Nominated Films, Trailers & TV Shows
News: Music from Multiple Warner/Chappell Production Music And Non-Stop Trailers’ Catalogs Appears in Promotional Media For 18 Golden Globe® Award Nominated Films, Trailers & TV ShowsIncludes Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Spotlight, Spy, The Hateful Eight, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Orange is the New Black, And Others
Warner/Chappell Production Music today announced that music from several of its catalogs appears within, or in promotional media for, 18 films, trailers and/or TV shows which have just been nominated for a total of 35 Golden Globe® Awards for 2016.
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Pearl TV Launches Ultra HD Transmission with Blackmagic Design
News: Pearl TV Launches Ultra HD Transmission with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design has today announced that German satellite channel pearl.tv has installed a 12G-SDI multicam workflow using Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure to become the first European broadcaster to transmit in 4K to ASTRA. The Ultra HD workflow features Blackmagic hardware including the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Studio Camera 4K and Ultra Studio 4K Extreme.
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Tool of North America Signs Leigh Marling
News: Tool of North America Signs Leigh MarlingTool of North America today announced that it has signed live action director Leigh Marling to its roster.
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Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be honored with Lifetime Vision Award at 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival
News: Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be honored with Lifetime Vision Award at 2016 Sun Valley Film FestivalOliver Stone, Academy Award®-winning writer and director, will be honored with the Lifetime Vision Award at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, (SVFF), March 2-6 in Sun Valley, Idaho, presented by Zions Bank. Stone has been credited with writing and directing over 20 full-length feature films, earning him a well-respected place in cinematic history for some of the most influential and iconic films of the last two decades.
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ManvsMachine & MAXON explore creativity and technology
News: ManvsMachine & MAXON explore creativity and technologyNew videos from MAXON reveal how CINEMA 4D empowers the creative community
Leading 3D software developer MAXON has released a new video showcasing the high-end work being completed at award-winning London design studioManvsMachine.
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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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Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
News: Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"Supports Award-Winning Development Team at Treyarch to Further Immerse Players in the Series' Most Ambitious Narrative Available on Next Generation Platforms
The latest entry in award-winning developer Treyarch's blockbuster 'Black Ops' franchise, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," is set in a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Method Studios collaborated with Treyarch to deliver state-of-the-art cinematics across 12 different scenes, each with an individual look and feel, as featured in the game’s story mode that’s available on next generation platforms.
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VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFX
News: VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFXVFX Legion is a post-production facility unlike any other in that, strictly speaking, there is no actual facility. Read on to learn how the world’s first fully remote visual effects vendor operates, and how tools like cineSync ensure a harmonious workflow, no matter the geographical distance.
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SGO's Ongoing Expansion Attracts Key Recruits - New Regional Sales Manager and Marketing Manager
News: SGO's Ongoing Expansion Attracts Key Recruits - New Regional Sales Manager and Marketing ManagerTech industry veteran Jose Luis Montero has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager for SGO's Latin American sector, where he will play an influential role in promoting Mistika. An accomplished sales manager with over 18-years experience of developing complex I.T. projects, along with his vast background in electronic engineering and extensive knowledge of the European and Latin American market, makes him the perfect fit for SGO. He is also an impressive linguist, with proficiency in fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese.
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mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 Technology
News: mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 TechnologyThe Industry’s First LTO-7 Tape Drive Solutions with Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity
mLogic, the leader in Thunderbolt LTO tape archiving solutions today announced that its popular mTape and mRack will ship with LTO-7 drives. Both units feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, a native storage capacity of 6TB per tape and a data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second. mTape and mRack support LTFS for drag and drop functionality and are compatible with archiving software from Archiware, Imagine Products, StorageDNA, TOLIS, Xendata, YoYotta and others.
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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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Band Pro to Unveil Major Optical Advancement at 2015 Open House
News: Band Pro to Unveil Major Optical Advancement at 2015 Open HouseBand Pro will publicly announce a major new advancement in professional optics at this year’s One World Open House event.
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Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows
News: Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV ShowsNew York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has used FUJINON Cabrio lenses for a number of productions for History channel shows, including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone and American Restoration. The production company also used FUJINON lenses to shoot Cutting It: In the ATL, a show appearing on WE tv that follows four headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.
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Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions Storage System Boosts Power and Agility for Motion Design Studio
Swordfish Slashes Time Required to Render and Play Back Massive Files, Resulting in New Avenues of Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that San Francisco-based motion design studio Swordfish is using the StorNext Pro™ Foundation shared storage system to take on cutting-edge projects involving massive high-resolution media files. Supplied by Advanced Systems Group LLC, a systems integrator specializing in media and entertainment, the Quantum solution provides the high-performance storage and workflow efficiency the Swordfish team needs to manage its video content, including stereoscopic 4K and heavy 3D renders of high-resolution content up to 27K.
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FotoKem Expands Services in New Orleans
News: FotoKem Expands Services in New OrleansFotoKem has expanded its award-winning post production services in New Orleans, and moved into a new space here at Second Line Stages, a production hub for the local filmmaking community in the heart of the Lower Garden District.
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FilmLight and Sony take customers on a worldwide 4K HDR series of events
News: FilmLight and Sony take customers on a worldwide 4K HDR series of eventsFilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline with industry-leading partner Sony
Anticipating that high dynamic range (HDR) 4K is a next evolutionary step for production and post, FilmLight and Sony have mounted a series of events across the globe to showcase their leading colour technology for companies that create content for broadcast, film, promos and commercials.
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Former Shine CEO joins leading design and visual effects software business, The Foundry
Alex Mahon, the former CEO of Shine Group, has joined the leading design and visual effects software firm, The Foundry, as Chief Executive.
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MAXON Joins the Khronos Group
Developer of Cinema 4D Brings 3D Know-how to International Consortium for Open Standards
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce it has joined the Khronos™ Group industry consortium. By joining the Khronos Group, MAXON reasserts its ongoing commitment to support the development of open standards that enable the authoring and acceleration of 3D graphics, games and media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. MAXON will work intensively on the definition and implementation of open exchange and render formats.
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RED Digital Cinema to Showcase EPIC DRAGON at CCW2015
News: RED Digital Cinema to Showcase EPIC DRAGON at CCW2015RED Digital Cinema will be represented at Content & Communications World in New York on November 11-12, 2015, at the Snell Advanced Media booth, #903. The 6K RED EPIC® DRAGON camera and the REDCAST™Module will be featured in the booth’s acquisition area as part of a complete broadcast workflow.
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Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015
News: Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015Ground-breaking Colorfront 2016 dailies and transcoding products releasing soon
Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, is showcasing the cutting-edge capabilities its forthcoming 2016 products supporting the wide variety of Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows during SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference – the world’s leading forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology – 27-29 Oct, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood. Colorfront booth #311.
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