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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Canon releases a 2016 Photography Trends Study in celebration of National Photography Month
May is National Photography Month and to celebrate, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is revealing consumer trends that are taking the world of photography by storm.
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Accessorize this Spring with The Canon SpeedlitE 600EX II-RT Flash
Spring is all about having the right look and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is giving photographers of all levels two new options that can improve their creativity and versatility; the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.
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SHARE MEMORIES On the go WITH NEW COMPACT, CONNECTED POWERSHOt SX620 hs Digital camera
Latest Canon PowerShot Digital Camera Provides Impressive Image Quality and Zoom Range in a Compact Size
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today the new Canon PowerShot SX620 HS digital camera - ideal for individuals looking for a convenient, easy-to-carry compact digital camera capable of producing high-quality photos and videos. This new camera boasts a 20.2 Megapixel* CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful 25X Optical Zoom lens (25-625mm equivalent) in a form factor that will easily fit in a pocket or purse, making it an ideal camera for those passionate about photography to capture gorgeous imagery no matter where they are.
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CANON U.S.A. LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE NEXT "REBEL WITH A CAUSE"
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is launching a contest to find the next modern day “Rebel With A Cause.” To celebrate the 25thanniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel camera, Canon is embarking on a year-long journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way. The story of these individuals will be documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Game Of Thrones Exclusive, Supersession Topics and More
Global leaders head to Oxfordshire to discuss industry-critical trends; Digital Production Partnership Collocates with First PlugFest
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat UK has announced the first sessions in an expanding schedule for the event, unveiling 13 - 14 July 2016, at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The curated programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE Ltd.
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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
News: Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, winner of this year’s Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Short Subject, recently made its world premiere on HBO. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (who also won an Oscar® in 2012 of Saving Face)and edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E., the 40-minute film went through editorial conforming, final color grading and preparation for broadcast at Technicolor PostWorks New York.
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Outsight Appoints John Virtue As General Manager
outsight appoints john virtue as general manager
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Virtue as General Manager. John will be driving Outsight revenue streams globally with a focus on the APAC region. Other key functions include enhancing operational strategy and delivering senior consultancy for customers.
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Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive Technology
News: Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive TechnologyObject Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry, announces a partnership with Sony to provide tightly integrated nearline storage, business continuity and master library solutions.
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New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan
News: New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScanARRI is complementing its latest generation of high-speed ballasts with the new EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan. Designed for the ARRI M40 and other 2.5 kW or 4 kW daylight fixtures, it incorporates innovative features and allows filming speeds of more than 1,000 fps.
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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
News: ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera Functionality
News: LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera FunctionalityARRI’s Electronic Control System (ECS) is a versatile, modular toolset for wireless remote control of any camera and any lens. Bringing immediate benefits to ALEXA Mini shooters, ARRI is introducing two new ECS products: LCUBE CUB-1 and cforce plus Lens Motor.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
News: ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red Gear
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red GearARRI's Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) bring the high quality design and durability that ARRI is known for to cameras from other manufacturers. ARRI is pleased to announce new accessories are available for RED DSMC2, Sony α7S/R II and Panasonic VariCam LT.
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ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of Trinity
News: ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of TrinityARRI has taken over the artemis range of camera stabilizers from Sachtler/the Vitec Group and at NAB 2016 is demonstrating an improved version of the ground-breaking Trinity system.
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Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NAB
News: Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NABLight Field imaging leader uses Incom components in world's first Light Field Solution for Film and Television, Lytro Cinema
Incom, the world's largest supplier of glass and polymer fiber optic solutions, empowers digital display innovation. At the NAB Show, Incom announced that Lytro, the leader in Light Field technology, uses Incom components in Lytro Cinema, the world's first Light Field solution for film and broadcast. The breakthrough capture system enables the complete virtualization of the live action camera—transforming creative camera controls from fixed on set decisions to computational post-production processes—and allows for traditionally impossible shots.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
News: NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and CinemaFraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
News: As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century FundSociety Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid Event
News: Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid EventTechnicolor PostWorks New York Chief Technology Officer Joe Beirne and Director of Technology Matthew Schneider will offer advice on working with 4K and HDR media in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Beirne and Schneider will discuss strategies for managing 4K projects through the offline, online and finishing process in Avid Media Composer 8.5. They will also describe HDR-based workflows. The Pre-NAB event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th at 5:15pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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Cognition's Reid Burns to Appear on NAB Show Live
News: Cognition's Reid Burns to Appear on NAB Show LiveReid Burns, President of Post Production at Hybrid post production facility Cognition will take part in an NAB Show Live panel discussion on Digital Workflows at the 2016 NAB Show. Burns will discuss Cognition’s pioneering work in developing new workflows for post-production and its use of the groundbreaking Mistaka finishing and color-grading platform—the largest such installation in Los Angeles. The panel discussion is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at noon, and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITs
News: Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITsCodex (www.codex.online) is launching Codex Production Suite 4.5, the all-in-one software package enabling the colour grading, review, metadata management, transcoding, QC and archiving of media generated by the latest digital cinematography cameras. From ingest to post production, Codex Production Suite 4.5 now provides one workflow for multiple types of camera, from ARRI ALEXA 65 to GoPro, resulting in no more snowflake workflows, and no need to reinvent the wheel on every production – just a single, simple, secure and affordable workflow. Codex Production Suite 4.5 will launch at NAB 2016, Codex booth #SL6828.
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Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization and Encoding at Upcoming NAB Show
Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization Bolstered by recent acquisition of Vanguard Video and infusion of funding, Beamr emerges as the preferred encoding and optimization provider for the broadcast, MSO and OTT industries
Beamr, the global leader for content adaptive video encoding and optimization technologies powering some of the world's most prominent cloud and on-premises software workflows, will be demonstrating H.264 and HEVC content adaptive optimization and encoding solutions at NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) 2016 show in Las Vegas, the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms.
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Pixspan To Demo 4K Storage Workflow Solutions Powered by NVIDIA at NAB 2016
News: Pixspan To Demo 4K Storage Workflow Solutions Powered by NVIDIA at NAB 2016Pixspan, Inc., the leading storage and bandwidth workflow technology company, will demonstrate new storage workflows for full-quality 4K images powered by the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 at NAB 2016.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K Cameras
News: FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K CamerasAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce the FUJINON UA13x4.5 wide angle Ultra HD (UHD) lens. Part of the company’s flagship UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses, the world’s first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications, the UA13x delivers true 4K optical quality to 2/3-inch 4K ENG cameras and camcorders. The wide angle UA13x4.5 wide angle 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.
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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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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
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, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled “The Race Is On!”, ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces A Host Of Product Firmware Updates At NAB 2016
News: Canon U.S.A. Announces A Host Of Product Firmware Updates At NAB 2016PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates to several products being showcased at NAB 2016. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of workflow, ease of use, focusing and lens corrections, color space, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, HD Video, and 4K Reference Display lines.
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NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. to Provide Field and Studio Equipment For Its Production Of 2016 Olympic Games In Rio
Canon to Enable Providing Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 – August 21. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO & SVP, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO ofCanon U.S.A., Inc.
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New CANON ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production
ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Includes 10 Accessories to Ready the Camera for Cinematic Applications
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the ME20F-SH Cinema Kit, which bundles the ME20F-SH Camera with 10 accessories to enhance the user operation and provide significant savings compared to purchasing the accessories separately. The ME20F-SH camera's CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square1, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras2. Its large pixel size enables the ME20F-SH to deliver magnificent imagery in normal lighting conditions, while also possessing the high sensitivity to capture Full HD video in less than 0.0005 lux3 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of more than 4,000,000). Along with its modular body and compact size, the image quality delivered by the ME20F-SH camera allows users to capture clear images in even the most demanding of applications including cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries.
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Canon's New Versatile Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens Will Have Shooters Smiling About Quality, Performance, And Price
New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Enhanced Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* Functions- Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new Compact-Servo18-80mm Zoom Lens (model name CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K-ready lens constructed for optimal mobility. A bridge between traditional Canon EF photography lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of photography lenses. The first in a new class of Canon lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO18-80mm Zoom Lensis a cinema-style lens that includes a newly developed servo drive unit as a standard feature. Additionally, the lens incorporates Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* functionality, two extremely useful features not commonly found in cinema lenses, but which are ubiquitous in photography lenses. The lens also provides high image quality that supports 4K image productions and was designed to be able to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles including, hand-held, shoulder mounted, and tripod mounted.
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Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution For Live HD Broadcasts, Production, And Surveillance
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,
800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses
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Pixspan Introduces Pixmover at NAB
News: Pixspan Introduces Pixmover at NAB4K/UHD Workflow Software Delivers Full-Quality Imaging with 50-80% Savings on Storage and Bandwidth
Pixspan, Inc., the leading storage and bandwidth workflow technology company, will unveil its PixMover™ software package at NAB 2016. As 2K, 4K and 6K proliferate in the media and entertainment space, PixMover™ enables users to manage massive amounts of full-resolution files and uncompressed camera raw data while achieving a 50-80% saving on storage and bandwidth with no loss of image quality.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
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, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled "The Race Is On!", ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
News: NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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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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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB Show
News: Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB ShowAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
News: NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Technicolor PostWorks Readies Eight Films for Tribeca
News: Technicolor PostWorks Readies Eight Films for TribecaContinuing its long-standing support of independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for eight films screening at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The projects included four feature narratives, three feature documentaries and a short. The range of services included color grading, editorial finishing, sound mixing, dailies, editorial system rentals and deliverables. The 15th Tribeca Film Festival is scheduled for April 13-24 in New York.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
News: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Canon USA Announces Five New High-Performance Network Cameras
New Models Include Speed Domes with 30x Optical Zoom, a Vandal-Resistant Indoor Fixed Dome with Canon’s Unique Remote PTRZ Adjustment, and a Vandal- and Weather-Resistant Outdoor Fixed Dome with Built-In IR Illuminators
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled five new network cameras with advanced capabilities designed to effectively meet the needs of indoor and outdoor applications in a wide range of markets. All five cameras share several core technologies and features including a Genuine Canon Lens for capturing high-clarity, virtually distortion-free video, a 2.1 Megapixel (1920 x 1080) resolution high sensitivity CMOS sensor, and Canon’s powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor which helps to provide images with remarkable color accuracy even in low-light environments.
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Technicolor PostWorks Adding 50,000+ Square Feet of Editing Space
News: Technicolor PostWorks Adding 50,000+ Square Feet of Editing SpaceNew Midtown facility will include 120+ editing rooms.
Technicolor PostWorks has agreed to lease 50,000-plus square feet at 1411 Broadway, a 40-story tower in central Manhattan. The lease term extends beyond 2026.
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Technicolor PostWorks Adding 50,000+ Square Feet of Editing Space
News: Technicolor PostWorks Adding 50,000+ Square Feet of Editing SpaceNew Midtown facility will include 120+ editing rooms.
Technicolor PostWorks has agreed to lease 50,000-plus square feet at 1411 Broadway, a 40-story tower in central Manhattan. The lease term extends beyond 2026.
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Fraunhofer Unveils Top Production/Postproduction Trends at NAB 2016
Department Moving Picture Technologies outlines convergence of cinema and media and the demand for universal file format, codecs and camera technologies as key to success
The Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today announces the top technology trends for production and post-production for 2016. The trends stem from Fraunhofer’s research and development of the solutions professionals need to provide new creative opportunities to stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape.
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Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted Studios
News: Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted StudiosFeature-Rich PIX-E5H Simplifies Video Capture and Editing Workflows
Brendan Banks has had a passion for moving images ever since he learned how to turn on a camera. After graduating from college, Banks, along with girlfriend Kelly Shea, took a leap of faith and launched Vancrafted Studios, a boutique creative agency specializing in multimedia storytelling. Their goal is to find inspiration in unfamiliar places and tell original stories through video. Banks’ fresh approach to capturing the visual story has helped build his business.
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Polaroid Releases Two New Camera Stabilizers for Sharp Video Capturing
News: Polaroid Releases Two New Camera Stabilizers for Sharp Video CapturingThe Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabilizer brings motorized stabilization to action cameras, while the Polaroid power handgrip/stabilizer simultaneously charges and steadies
Polaroid has announced the release of two new camera stabilizers for sharp, stable video capturing, designed for shooting the action. The Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabilizer is the perfect solution for action cameras, complete with three independent motors for automatic camera stabilization. The Polaroid power handgrip/stabilizer can be used with a wide range of digital and action cameras, and simultaneously charges the camera and keeps it steady when shooting on the move. Both models are available now from Amazon.
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Adorama Headlines NAB 2016 with the Latest Broadcast and Video Equipment from Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and More
News: Adorama Headlines NAB 2016 with the Latest Broadcast and Video Equipment from Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and MoreSee the hottest cameras, lenses, tripods, monitors, drones, lighting, audio and more at the Adorama booth, plus enter Adorama’s NAB 2016 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win gear from Canon, DJI and Sony
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be exhibiting at the 2016 NAB Show at booth C7408, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 18th through 21st. Attendees should visit Adorama in Central Hall to speak with experts from the Adorama Pro sales team to learn about and test-drive the newest broadcast and video equipment on the market. All visitors can enter Adorama’s NAB 2016 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize each night of the show.
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SMPTE Deadline for Student Paper Award and Scholarship is May 18
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, issued a call for papers for the SMPTE Student Paper Award and announced that it is accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology. Both announcements come as SMPTE reaches new landmarks in student membership and engagement with the Society.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
News: First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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Canon Announces the LX-MU800Z DLP Projectors with its First-ever Lser Model
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector offers a 20,000-Hour Light Source, and up-to-8000 Lumens of Brightness for a Wide Range of Applications
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the LX-MU800Z, the company’s first single-chip DLP Projector with a Laser Phosphor Light Source which delivers at maximum brightness 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Line Of Handheld Wireless Presenters
Devices Empower Business Professionals, Educators and Public Speakers to Easily Control Presentations within Various Venues
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PR10-G, PR100-R and PR1000-R Handheld Presenters featuring easy-to-see green or red beams, a backlit LCD, timer and slide control features to help provide dynamic flexibility for business professionals, educators, students and lecturers to move away from the podium and deliver an effective presentation.
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Share Moments On-the-go With The New Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its newest entry-level DSLR camera, the EOS Rebel T6.The Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera offers easy sharing of high quality photos and videos to popular social media sites via compatible smartphones and other mobile devices* as well as Canon’s Connect Station CS100.
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NEW MECHANICAL ACCESSORIES FOR ALEXA MINI
ARRI is pleased to announce two new Pro Camera Accessories dedicated to the successful ALEXA Mini camera: a broadcast plate and a low bracket for shoulder operation. These products were recently presented as early production models at the BSC Expo in London and the Micro Salon in Paris, where they were enthusiastically received by industry professionals.
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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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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
News: Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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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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Codex lures Panzini to head-up User Experience
News: Codex lures Panzini to head-up User ExperiencePhilippe Panzini joins Codex
Codex today announced that Philippe Panzini is to take on the role of vice president, User Experience for Codex in March 2016.
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Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec Technology
News: Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec TechnologyComprimato JPEG2000 Component Option for Vantage Reduces Cost and Saves Time for Archiving, Edit Master and IMF Workflows
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Comprimato, a unique JPEG2000 software codec is now available as a component option for Vantage systems operating on Lightspeed server hardware. Comprimato accelerates the decoding and encoding of JPEG2000 based video, utilizing the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) power of Telestream’s Lightspeed servers. The combined solution is ideal for IMF deliveries to Netflix.
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CANON EXPANDS imagePROGRAF PRO SERIES WITH FOUR NEW MODELS FOR THE FINE ART, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PRODUCTION SIGNAGE MARKETS
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series with four large format inkjet printers. The extension of the Series includes the 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2000, designed to provide spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets, as well as the eight-color 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S, two affordably priced models to economically create eye-catching posters and vivid displays for the production signage industry.
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Canon Partners With Swizz Beatz For "Rebel With A Cause".
Canon Partners with Swizz Beatz for “Rebel with a Cause” Campaign Helping to Bring Undiscovered Artists to the Forefront in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the EOS Rebel CameraCanon Partners with Swizz Beatz for “Rebel with a Cause” Campaign Helping to Bring Undiscovered Artists to the Forefront in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the EOS Rebel Camera.
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Sonnet xMac Pro Server Installed in Be4Post's New DIT Station
Visit Sonnet Technologies at the 2016 NAB Show, Booth SL10824
Sonnet Technologies today announced that Be4Post, a French provider of high-performance mobile stations for film and television production, has chosen Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server to drive its all-new digital imaging technician (DIT) stations. The xMac Pro Server provides a secure, 4U rackmount enclosure for a Mac Pro® computer and Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) Card expansion for both Be4Post DIT station models — the X4-Wheel and the D4-Wheel.
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ITV Studios joins the ranks of new Steadicam M-1 top-of-the-range rig users
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ARRI Inc. Expands to São Paulo, Brazil
News: ARRI Inc. Expands to São Paulo, BrazilARRI Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new subsidiary in March in São Paulo, Brazil. Centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, the facility will offer camera maintenance, technical support, software upgrades, as well as training and workshops for the ARRI cameras and Pro Camera Accessories.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
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 it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division Moves LA Office to Cypress, CA
News: FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division Moves LA Office to Cypress, CAThe Los Angeles area office of the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America has relocated from its current Redondo Beach location to the FUJIFILM west coast headquarters in Cypress, CA. The new location details for the Optical Devices Division’s Western Regional Sales and Service office are as follows:
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the VB-M50B, A High-Sensitivity PTZ Network Camera ideal for outstanding visibility in long-range, low light applications
New Advanced Lens and Powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor Help Enable the VB-M50B to Deliver High-Quality Images with Amazing Color and Clarity, Even in Low Light Environments
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the VB-M50B, a high-performance network camera capable of capturing color accurate video even in low light environments. The VB-M50B PTZ Network Camera can reproduce color video down to .04 lux* and black and white video down to .002 lux*, making it ideal for many applications where lighting may be limited, ranging from security and surveillance to web casting.
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SMPTE to Host Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age
Society Draws Industry Leaders for Two-Day Event Delving Into Nature and Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Delivery of a Connected Entertainment Experience
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 it will host the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference (formerly Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) from June 27-28 at the Heritage Theater in Campbell, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore the impact of emerging technologies on current and future delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience. ETCA registration is now open, and early bird pricing is available through April 2.
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Share Your Passion Through Images Using The New EOS 80D DSLR Camera And EF-S 18-135MM Nano USM Lens
News: Share Your Passion Through Images Using The New EOS 80D DSLR Camera And EF-S 18-135MM Nano USM LensWill Help You Shoot & Share Amazing Images and Video
Artists looking to turn their passion into popular online videos or to show the world their unique perspective through social networks now have a new tool available to them that helps them tear down creative barriers and produce dynamic visual content for both still and video. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR camera, featuring an new 45-point AF system1, 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for crisp images with fine detail. For the budding videographer or online video star, the camera features Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (DAF) technology coupled with an intuitive touchscreen capability for easy focusing when shooting video.
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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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Take that camera to go! Canon U.S.A launches Compact POWERSHOT G7 X Mark II and PowerSHot SX720 HS Digital Cameras
Ideal for both advanced amateur and pro photographers looking for a convenient, high performance compact camera with the ability to connect to compatible digital devices, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, proudly introduces the compact
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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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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
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 it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapter
News: Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapterSee Tiffen International on stand #Q19 at London Excel, 23rd – 25th February
Tiffen International will attend BVE Expo 2016 in London showing new Steadicam products, the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and the new Steadimate gimbal adapter.
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AJA RovoCam UHD/HD Block Camera Deubts at ISE 2016
News: AJA RovoCam UHD/HD Block Camera Deubts at ISE 2016AJA's New RovoCam Integrated UltraHD/HD Camera with HDBaseT Delivers Single Cable Support for Video, Audio, Control, and Power; Together with RovoRx-HDMI Receiver, RovoCam is AJA's First Compact Block Camera for Industrial, Corporate, Security, ProAV and Broadcast Applications
AJA Video Systems today announced RovoCam, the company's first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications. Gorgeous UltraHD and HD imagery is captured with superior Sony optics with built-in 12x optical and up to 20x zoom with Sony Super Resolution Zoom.
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Canon Lenses at the Big Game
On February 7th, the top sports photographers from across the country gathered in the San Francisco Bay Area to cover the Big Game between the teams from Carolina and Denver. With more than 70 percent* of the photographers in the San Francisco stadium using Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.
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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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Fast, Formidable, and 4K, All-in-One Camera Canon U.S.A. Introduces the EOS-1D X Mark II Professional Digital Camera
Delivering Precise and Reliable Performance with Versatility for Any Photo or Video Professional
Rising to meet the rigorous and evolving demands of professional photographers and videographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce the new EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera. With a new 20.2 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors, the EOS-1D X Mark II professional digital camera delivers stunning image quality and speed. Combining the ability to capture high-resolution still images at speeds up to 14 frames per second as well as stunning high-definition video up-to-4K 60P featuring Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (AF) technology, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera becomes the ideal camera for any professional image creator.
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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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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Festival Will Showcase Creative Use of Technology in Service of Storytelling; Entries Being Accepted Now Through June 2
The HPA® and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) today issued the call for entries for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The HPA serves the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, and SMPTE is a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. The organizations will host the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival in conjunction with the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 26 in Hollywood, California.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
News: Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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Paragon Software Releases Snapshot for Mac OS X SDK
SDK provides block-level imaging that can be easily integrated into existing third-party backup solutions
Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, the industry’s first snapshot technology that allows users to create block-level archives of OS X volumes. With Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, incremental backups contain only the blocks that have changed instead of the entire file, the way traditional backup and archive software work. The technology is available for licensing to developers who publish backup software, as well as providers who specialize in disaster recovery.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes a Dozen Films for Sundance
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes a Dozen Films for SundanceNew York’s leading provider of post-production services for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York assisted in the completion of a dozen films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Projects included a mix of highly anticipated narrative films from both established filmmakers and emerging artists. Services ranged from dailies processing, offline systems rentals, editorial finishing and color grading to sound editorial and mixing. The Festival will be held January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah.
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Veteran Post-Production Exec Scot Evans Joins Technicolor PostWorks
News: Veteran Post-Production Exec Scot Evans Joins Technicolor PostWorksFormer GM of MPC, Mexico City, to lead outreach to global markets.
Technicolor PostWorks New York has appointed Scot Evans to the post of Executive Vice President of Business Development. Formerly Vice President/General Manager of MPC, Mexico City, Evans will direct sales, marketing and customer relations for the company throughout Latin America. He will seek to develop new business both among local feature film and television producers and among U.S. producers working in those markets.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
News: Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016Filmmakers rally behind Kodak’s revival of Super 8
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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Consumers Are Inspired At The 2016 CES Show With Canon See Impossible
Interactive Booth at CES 2016 Features Canon’s 8K Era and Three Unique Environments Demonstrating Real World Solutions for Canon Imaging Products
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV January 6-9, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will challenge attendees to see the impossible at booth #13106 in the Central Hall. Canon’s booth will feature a Canon 8K Ride Experience where attendees can see the future of visual imaging and experience, firsthand, the physical and emotional reactions that take place when an 8K video projected on a large screen simulates a physical journey. There will also be an 8K Photo Gallery that displays precise moments from an 8K video. The Canon booth itself will be composed of three environments simulating a home, an office, and a professional studio. Within each zone Canon will offer hands-on demonstrations of current real-world imaging solutions for attendees to experience themselves.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
News: SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
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 newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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Canon U.S.A. Closes Out 2015 With Industry Awards And Recognition Celebrating Continued Product Innovation
Reflecting on a year of continued product innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recognizes the many awards from prominent industry organizations and publications it received throughout 2015 – a hallmark year as the company hosted its once-every-five-year Canon EXPO, which can still be explored online until December 31.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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SMPTE Board Approves Creation of SMPTE U.K. Region and Appoints Bruce Devlin Governor
SMPTE U.K. Region Is Home to New SMPTE Student Chapter at Southampton Solent University
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 formally approved the creation of the SMPTE U.K. Region and appointed Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, to serve as its first governor.
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Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025
Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025 More than one-third of broadcasters already using IP in live production
Research conducted by Futuresource Consulting, on behalf of Nevion has found that the use of IP within the broadcast environment is gaining momentum and predicts that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the next 10 years.
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CANON U.S.A. FURTHER STRENGTHENS AND EXPANDS LINE OF INTERCHANGEABLE LENS LCOS AND FIXED LENS DLP PROJECTORS
News: CANON U.S.A. FURTHER STRENGTHENS AND EXPANDS LINE OF INTERCHANGEABLE LENS LCOS AND FIXED LENS DLP PROJECTORSFour New Models offer a range of Impressive Performance and Flexibility
The REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS Projector, introduced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, combines outstanding WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 6000 Lumens, compatibility with a choice of five optional Canon projection lenses, and Canon’s LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with incredible detail and color accuracy. Built to include all of the same features as Canon’s award-winning WUX6000 Projector, the REALiS WUX6010 Projector also features a built-in HDBaseT receiver1 to help reduce complex wiring by allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over one single Ethernet cable. In addition to the enhancements of the WUX6010 LCOS Projector, Canon has expanded its LX-Series of high-brightness DLP Projectors with two new 5000 Lumen models, the LX-MU500 (WUXGA resolution 1920 x 1200) and LX-MW500 (WXGA resolution 1280 x 800) projectors.
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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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Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 Cameras
News: Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 CamerasProduction of the new sitcom “Zoe Ever After”, set to air in early January on BET, used a style of shooting that harkens back to the studio style of the 1980s and 90s sitcoms before a more cinematic approach became the norm. With three FUJINON 4K Cabrio PL-mount lenses – the 25-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio - on Sony F55 large-format cameras, show DP Bill Sheehy (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) operated in a multi-camera, “live-cut” environment with all three cameras covering the scene at once. However, with the Sony F55 and Cabrio lenses, the show looks more like a single-camera production, in the style of “Sex in the City.”
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Broadcast and Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU Networks
News: Broadcast and Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU NetworksTVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, announces that Jeff Cohen has joined the company as a Senior Sales Executive, based in New York. Jeff will serve TVU’s existing clientele in the Northeastern U.S. and pursue new customer opportunities. Prior to joining TVU, Jeff was the Vice President of East Coast Sales for Archimedia Technology, Inc. He has an extensive background in all facets of broadcast technology from acquisition, media asset management, networking, and file-based workflows to post production and systems integration.
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