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Visual Unity Global Makes Its OTT Platform vuMedia(tm) Even More Affordable
News: Visual Unity Global Makes Its OTT Platform vuMedia(tm) Even More AffordableEntrepreneurs now have the power of the professional vuMedia™ multiscreen platform for only $1,000 per month
(Prague, Czech Republic. April 20, 2015) Leading OTT solutions provider VisualUnity Global has made its Award-winning vuMedia™ OTT platform even more accessible by introducing new product packages, including a $1000/month package that they feel is the most compelling offer in the industry.
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Dalet Transforms Transcode Workflow Orchestration
Together, Dalet Workflow Engine and Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform deliver a powerful yet simple system for orchestrating media processing and preparation workflows
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, will be previewing a new approach to media workflow orchestration at NAB 2015 (booth SL4525). Available later this year, the Dalet Workflow Engine combined with Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform greatly improves the orchestration of media workflows by leveraging a highly intuitive Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN) 2.0-compliant workflow designer. As a result, users are able to quickly and easily create complex workflow chains with little or no prior experience. Deployed workflows can be monitored at any level of detail with graphical and textual reporting of workflow instances.
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Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NAB
News: Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NABClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital allow professional-quality sound recordings with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Whether you’re a journalist looking for an easy audio solution for field interviews, a lecturer that wants to record a talk or even a parent recording their child reciting a poem – the new digital clip-on microphones from Sennheiser [NAB Booth C2055] and Apogee help you to capture sound professionally. ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital combine Apogee’s A/D conversion expertise with Sennheiser’s microphone design knowledge to give users optimum sound quality for their recordings. Especially designed for iOS devices, both microphones feature a Lightning connector to directly connect to iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch, thus creating high-quality, ultra-portable solutions for recording speech.
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Bridge Technologies to Show Breakthrough Digital Media
Bridge Technologies to Show Breakthrough Digital Media Monitoring Technology at TVConnect
Bridge Technologies is bringing two important new digital media monitoring technologies to TVConnect 2015 (Stand 101).
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Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region Broadcasters
News: Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region BroadcastersCustomers can now access complete end-to-end content delivery service
Turkey’s content distributor Fabula Medya and leading international multiscreen solution provider Visual Unity have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will extend services and experience to a wider broadcast industry customer base in Turkey, Turkish CIS states and the Middle East.
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NAB News: RTW TM3-Primus USB TouchMonitor on Display at NAB 2015
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will be presenting its compact and low-cost TM3-Primus USB TouchMonitor at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C2134). The world's first USB audio meter, this latest addition to the award-winning TouchMonitor line is a unique RCA-type two-channel analog and digital (SPDIF) loudness and level meter that meets worldwide standards.
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aicp show and aicp next awards shortlists announced
Winners Will Be Announced During AICP Week
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Shortlists. The winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards will be revealed during AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image. All shortlisted pieces along with their corresponding credits may be viewed at https://www.awardcore.com/aicp/shortlist/. The 2015 AICP Show Chairwoman is Kerstin Emhoff, President/Co-Founder of PRETTYBIRD; the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair is Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup.
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Awesome Incorporated Inhabits The “Kingdom of Awesome” For Cartoon Network
News: Awesome Incorporated Inhabits The “Kingdom of Awesome” For Cartoon NetworkTo create the promotion and packaging for its month-long stunt, “Kingdom of Awesome,” Cartoon Network tapped the talents of animation and digital production studio Awesome Inc. Charged with the awesome task, the company designed and animated a fantastic animated kingdom where all of Cartoon Network’s princesses hang out. These aren’t just any ordinary princesses, but the brave, rocking royalty from the network’s popular shows, including Princess Bubblegum, Flame Princess, Lumpy Space Princess and Marceline from Adventure Time. It’s where fun reigns – no wonder the boys want to get inside too. https://vimeo.com/124965169
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Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product Overview
News: Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product OverviewMatrox at the 2015 NAB Show — Product Overview Video streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products will be featured
At the 2015 NAB Show, Matrox® Video will showcase the popular Monarch™ HD video streaming and recording appliance, the new VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app and the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
News: The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers
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 special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 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. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we'll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television's golden age, and to close this year's show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE's acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo," 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 the best in the business."
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Matrox Unveils Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder at 2015 NAB Show
News: Matrox Unveils Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder at 2015 NAB ShowDual-channel H.264 encoding device provides the quality, versatility and robustness needed in broadcast video streaming and recording applications — named IABM Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015 in the Playout and Delivery Systems category
At 2015 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 13–16, booth SL5817), Matrox® Video will demonstrate Matrox Monarch™ HDX, a compact, easy-to-use, dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance. Designed for complete workflow flexibility, Monarch HDX features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronization to compensate for unstable sources. Two independent H.264 encoders provide redundancy or can be set to stream and/or record using individual settings. Monarch HDX has been shortlisted in the Playout and Delivery Systems category as a “Finalist for the IABM Game Changer Awards 2015”.
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PRESS RELEASE: ZOO Digital provides new iTunes Store Package
ZOO Digital now offers iTunes Store Package distribution services to users of Apple’s Compressor encoding software, providing a fast and easy way for filmmakers and content providers to QC and deliver their movies to the iTunes Store. ZOO is one of a select group of vendors approved to provide the service, which will streamline the distribution workflow for Compressor users who can publish movie titles in global iTunes Store territories more easily and quickly.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for Student Film Festival
Awards Will Recognize Creative Use of Technology to Tell Different Types of Stories in Different Ways; Deadline for Entries is Sept. 9
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving 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, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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CatDV Debuts Enhanced MAM Support For Adobe Users At NAB 2015 (SL5025)
News: CatDV Debuts Enhanced MAM Support For Adobe Users At NAB 2015 (SL5025)Simple new integrations enable more powerful and efficient content sharing
Square Box Systems (www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will debut two simple-but-powerful integrations that enable faster and even more efficient content sharing between CatDV and Adobe®Premiere® ProCC editorial software and Adobe®Anywhere For Video real-time collaborative platform, during NAB 2015, 13-16 April, Las Vegas (#SL5025).
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MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric Anderson
News: MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric AndersonMPC Creative fortifies its roster with the latest addition of acclaimed live action director, creative director and editor Eric Anderson as Creative Director. Eric, who joins from LOGAN, is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his opening title sequence for "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under."
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announce
News: NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announceMemnon Archiving Services and Sony’s Media Lifecycle Service are partnering to enhance their digital preservation capabilities, offering clients unrivalled technical expertise and operational experience for delivering large-scale digital preservations of audio-visual content
Sony has today announced a partnership with Memnon Archiving Services, a leading digital preservation provider responsible for digitising, restoring and preserving more than 2,000,000 hours of audio-visual archives for numerous cultural institutions and broadcasters around the world. Sony’s Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon will jointly offer their technology and industrial workflow proficiency and experience to customers, based upon their combined expertise of delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Memnon’s customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, while Sony digitally converts and distributes over 150 million files for organisations such as BBC Worlwide and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Sony and WGBH Boston Launch Public Media Management
Revolutionary New System Created to Serve Public Broadcast Needs
Sony Electronics and flagship PBS station WGBH are launching Public Media Management (PMM), a first-of-its kind centralized media management and content distribution service that gives public TV stations new tools to engage with their communities now and into the future. The new cloud-based service went live on April 1, following a year-long pilot program between the two organizations.
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Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA® Awards
Submissions Now Accepted for Engineering Excellence Award and Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation for the 10th Annual Ceremony
The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA(r)) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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JMR Debuts Highest Performance and Most Versatile Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt 2 Product Family at NAB 2015
Promises to be the highest performing and most versatile Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe peripherals and storage products in the industry
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of scalable storage solutions will debut their new Lightning ThunderboltTM 2 product family at this year’s NAB 2015 show, in the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12117.
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Panasonic Introduces AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera With Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera is ideal for remote studio, weather and traffic reporting, image magnification and sports implementations
Panasonic is announcing the AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, ideal for remote studio, weather and traffic reporting, image magnification and sports implementations. The UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p/50p with the ability to simultaneously output HD (up to 1080/59.94p/50p.
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Panasonic Broadens Applications for Varicam 35/HS Camera/Recorders with Cable Extension Unit
Operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight
Panasonic has announced an extension unit for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders. Capitalizing on the unique modular design of the new VariCams, with the respective camera heads dockable to a common recorder, the five-meter extension cable permits operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight.
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Panasonic Rolls Out P2 Cast Cloud Service, Accelerating News Editing And the Pace of Stories To Air
Offers a New Intimate Connection between Cameras in the Field and Newsrooms
At NAB 2015, Panasonic has introduced P2 Cast, a cloud-based news production system that leverages the network features of the company’s next-generation P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording -- the AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270. P2 Cast integrates these camcorders’ network capabilities so content uploaded to the cloud is immediately available for reviewing and editing.
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Panasonic and LiveU Announce Cloud-Based Camera/Live Uplink Solution for AJ- PX5000G, AJ-PX800, AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA Camcorders
Free upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
Panasonic is expanding its strategic collaboration with LiveU (Hackensack, NJ) with the announcement of a free* firmware upgrade for its AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270 series P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording. The upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
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Panasonic Announces Connectivity Expansion of HD Integrated Camera AW-HE130 With Newtek TriCaster
Collaborative initiative promotes and supports interoperability between AW-HE130 integrated PTZ cameras and NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems.
>Panasonic today has announced a collaborative initiative between Panasonic and NewTek to promote and support interoperability between AW-HE130 integrated PTZ cameras and NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems.
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Canon Brings 4K: C300 Mark II & Compact Digital Camcorder
Canon brings new 4K cameras and tools to their ecosystem, including the C300 Mark II with internal 4K recording, XC10 small form factor 4K camcorder, and a 4K reference monitor for portable and on-set needs.
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EOS C300 MARK II DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA
With New Super 35mm Sensor and 4K Internal Recording, the Latest Addition to the Canon Cinema EOS Line Offers High Image Quality and a 15-stop Wide Dynamic Range
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camerai for cinema, documentary, event and commercial videography. As the latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional cameras, the EOS C300 Mark II features evolutionary updates including a new 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm Cinema CMOS Sensor, new Dual DIGIC DV 5 Processors and a new Canon XF-AVC Codec that allows 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image data to be recorded internally, and an expanded dynamic range of up to 15 stops.
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Canon Developing High-magnification, Long-focal-length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens Supporting 4k Production
News: Canon Developing High-magnification, Long-focal-length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens Supporting 4k ProductionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., is currently developing a high-zoom-ratio, long-focal-length field zoom lens that provides superb imaging performance for use with 4K-capable broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit a prototype of the 4K field zoom lens at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at booth #C432 from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas.
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Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions on Display with Interactive Booth Demonstrations at the 2015 NAB Show
Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater
At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.
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ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights
News: ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights--April 13, 2015) ARRI proudly introduces SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI. Recently, SkyPanel garnered recognition as an International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015.
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ARRI Adds New Pro Camera Accessories for Studio Matte Boxes
News: ARRI Adds New Pro Camera Accessories for Studio Matte BoxesThe Triple Filter Frame stacks two or three glass filters together in a single filter frame that occupies two regular matte box slots. ARRI’s Studio Matte Boxes SMB-1 and SMB-2 have an integrated tilt module designed to control unwanted reflections between filter surfaces, the lens front element and the camera sensor glass. Reflections can also develop under some circumstances between filter surfaces, which is not always controlled by solely tilting the matte box. Used in combination with either the SMB-1 or SMB-2 tilting feature, stacking the filters together in the Triple Filter Frame is a proven method of preventing these types of reflections. 
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ARRI Announces A New Super-Wide Anamorphic Zoom
News: ARRI Announces A New Super-Wide Anamorphic ZoomThe new ARRI Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom AUWZ 19-36/T4.2 is a unique lens that perfectly complements the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses by extending the range to cover extreme wide-angle focal lengths between 19 mm and 36 mm, without any sacrifice in image quality.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Pro
New DeckLink 4K Pro PCIe capture card features 12G-SDI for capture and playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K formats up to 60 frames per second!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Pro, a new dual link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely high performance 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection for dual stream capture and playback of high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K video up to 2160p60.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
New solution provides talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, a new solution for providing talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60. ATEM Talkback Converter makes it easy to communicate with multiple cameras allowing high end collaborative workflows for live production. ATEM Talkback Converter 4K will retail for US$2,495
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12
New mixed format SD, HD and Ultra HD router features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non synchronized router crosspoints
Blackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12, a new mixed format SD, HD and Ultra HD router that features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non synchronized router crosspoints.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
The world’s first 12G-SDI mixed format, high frame rate router!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, an incredibly advanced model of the Smart Videohub router family with 12G-SDI technology, allowing all SDI video formats up to 2160p60 to be routed all on the same router, all at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 will be priced at US$4,995 and available in May.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI, for $5,995
Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI for $5,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Mini, Next Generation 12G-SDI
Teranex Minis are rack mountable, include front panel controls, and feature 12G-SDI!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Mini, a next generation family of video converters featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, award winning Teranex quality, front panel controls and LCD, built in power supply and support for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Teranex Minis will retail from US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist
Portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Video Assist, a portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera and features a bright, high resolution 5 inch monitor for checking focus, framing, and reviewing shots, along with a broadcast quality HD recorder for saving quality video files.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
Introducing the world’s smallest Ultra HD live studio camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, an incredibly tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production that delivers dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Introducing the world’s smallest digital film action camera with innovative remote control!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a revolutionary new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini
Introducing the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera with 4.6K sensor, global shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Mini, a compact and lightweight Super 35 digital film camera that’s perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough to be used all day. URSA Mini features an incredible 4.6K image sensor, switchable global or rolling shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range, a large 5 inch fold out viewfinder and dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder
High resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, a high resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film cameras.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New High Performance 4.6K Digital Film Sensor
New sensor upgrade dramatically improves image quality with higher resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new high performance 4.6K sensor for its URSA high end digital film cameras. The new Super 35 image sensor features high resolution of 4608 x 2592 at 120 frames per second and an extremely wide 15 stops of dynamic range for images that rival those shot on traditional 35mm film.
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AJA and Atomos Announce Support for 4K 60fps AJA Raw on Atomos Shogun Recorder at NAB 2015
News: AJA and Atomos Announce Support for 4K 60fps AJA Raw on Atomos Shogun Recorder at NAB 2015Atomos Shogun portable recorder will support external recording of AJA Raw files captured by the CION professional production camera
AJA Video Systems and Atomos today announced that the Shogun portable recorder will support external recording of AJA Raw files captured by the CION professional production camera.
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AJA Launches New Mini-Converters @ NAB 2015
News: AJA Launches New Mini-Converters @ NAB 2015New FiDO-4T-ST and FiDO-4R-ST 4K-capable Fiber Converters and HA5-4K; New CWDM Options Available for FiDO and FS Products
AJA Video Systems (NAB Show, Booth SL2505) today announced a host of new Mini-Converters, powerful and portable devices that harness AJA's proven technology for more flexible and extensible digital video workflows. The newly announced FiDO-4T-ST and FiDO-4R-ST enable quad-channel SDI to ST Fiber and ST Fiber to SDI, enabling Fiber transmission of 4K and UltraHD signals, and HA5-4K converts UltraHD/HD HDMI to 4x 3G-SDI.
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AJA Releases New KONA & Io Software w/AJA Control Room Updates
News: AJA Releases New KONA & Io Software w/AJA Control Room UpdatesNew Drivers Enable AJA Raw Ingest from CION, DNxHR Support, and More
AJA Video Systems (NAB Conference, Booth SL2505) today released new v12.2 software for its KONA and Io products.
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AJA Launches #TryCION Camera Promotion at NAB 2015
News: AJA Launches #TryCION Camera Promotion at NAB 2015Company Invests Heavily to Provide CION Cameras to Qualifying Shooters
AJA Video Systems (NAB Conference, Booth SL205) today launched #TryCION, a new promotion seeding 100 CION cameras with qualified shooters. This new program, currently only available in North America, provides filmmakers, cinematographers and camera operators with easy access to CION to see and experience the camera first hand in production.
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AJA Releases v1.2 Firmware for CION Production Camera @ NAB 2015
News: AJA Releases v1.2 Firmware for CION Production Camera @ NAB 2015Free field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements.
AJA Video Systems unveiled v1.2 firmware for its CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD professional production camera today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2015. The field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements. It is available for free download here: https://www.aja.com/en/products/cion#support .
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AJA Video & Convergent Design Announce Support for AJA Raw on Odyssey7Q+ Recorder
News:AJA Video & Convergent Design Announce Support for AJA Raw on Odyssey7Q+ RecorderAJA Raw is the newest format to be supported in Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder
AJA Video Systems and Convergent Design today announced that the Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder will support the CION digital cinema production camera's AJA Raw file format. AJA Raw is the newest format to be supported in Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder, along with Canon Cinema RAW, Sony FS RAW, ARRIRAW and more. A demonstration of the CION-to-Odyssey AJA Raw recording workflow will be demonstrated throughout NAB, April 13-16, at the AJA booth (#SL2505) as well as in the Convergent Design booth (#C8012).
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 will be available on Mac OS X and Linux
Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a Windows only product, and with this new Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems.
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Autodesk Tech Helps Immerse Viewers in Björk's 'Black Lake' at MoMA
Director Andrew Thomas Huang, Wolf & Crow and xRez Studio Use Autodesk Maya, Flame, Mudbox, ReCap and Memento to Create a New CG Landscape and VFX for Short Film
Björk's "Black Lake" multimedia experience debuted at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on March 2 with ethereal CG and visual effects (VFX) created with Autodesk Maya 3D animation software, Flame creative finishing software, Mudbox digital sculpting software, reality capture solutions ReCap and Memento for the first time.
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Media 180 Appoints Eric DuFosse to Lead the Expansion of its North American Activities
News: Media 180 Appoints Eric DuFosse to Lead the Expansion of its North American ActivitiesEric DuFosse, a 30-year veteran in the broadcast industry, to support the development of consulting services, planning, and education of in-house media professionals across North America.
Media180, provider of continuous learning and consulting for TV and Media organizations, today announced the appointment of Eric DuFosse, a 30-year veteran in the broadcast industry, as Co-Founder and Executive Consultant to support the development of consulting services, planning, and education of in-house media professionals across North America.
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Technicolor Donates to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
Honoring Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that Technicolor has pledged a contribution to The Next Century Fund of the SMPTE Centennial Campaign. Technicolor's gift, formally recognized today at the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE, brings the campaign contribution total to nearly $1.5 million.
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The Tiffen Company Debuts Its New Breed of Diffusion Filters at NAB 2015
NAB attendees will be among the first to see live demonstration of Tiffen’s latest Diffusion Filters designed specifically for HD and 4K Shooting
(Las Vegas, NV--April 12, 2015) The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of Academy Award-winning solutions, will highlight the latest from its full line of Diffusion Filters with demonstrations of the subtle, yet dramatic effects of Tiffen’s Pearlescent, Satin and Black Satin diffusion filters, along with the new Black Diffusion filters at NAB 2015. This year’s recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for the development of IRND Filter Technology, Tiffen filters are industry-renowned and are the choice for imagemakers worldwide. The highly anticipated Black Diffusion filter lineup will be on display at the Tiffen booth (C6019), where attendees are invited to be among the first to experience side by side filter demonstrations.
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Sony Optical Disc Archive Achieves New Workflow Efficiencies with Masstech Media Management Solutions
Masstech Group has integrated support for Sony's Optical Disc Archive products into Masstech's highly-acclaimed media asset management, archive and workflow solutions.
Today at NAB Show 2015, Sony (Booth #C11001) announced that Masstech Group has integrated support for Sony's Optical Disc Archive products into Masstech's highly-acclaimed media asset management, archive and workflow solutions. The combination provides media enterprises with tapeless workflows to archive, manage and transform their valuable content throughout its lifecycle, from production to distribution.
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Panasonic Announces Schedule Of Innovative Stage Presentations for NAB Show 2015
Presentations to Cover VariCam 35 Production and Postproduction, Remote Video Production, Advancements in Wireless Camera Workflows and Cloud-Based ENG Management Solutions
Panasonic announced today its schedule of presentations for its exhibit (#C3607, Central Hall) during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention. Presentations will run from Monday (April 13th) through Wednesday (April 15th) during the convention.
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Adobe Reveals Updates for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB 2015
Adobe Creative Cloud and Primetime Take Center Stage at NAB 2015: Coen Brothers, Major League Baseball and “Over-The-Top” Content Providers Adopt Adobe Video Platform
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) is showcasing advances to its complete lineup of video technologies and services that radically improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, collaborate, deliver and monetize content across multiple screens. NAB will mark the first public preview of major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools, including a revolutionary new color panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC for instant color corrections and Morph Cut, which easily removes unwanted pauses and jump cuts for a more polished edit sequence as well as new Adobe Character Animator capabilities for Adobe After Effects CC that bring two-dimensional characters to life.
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ARRI: Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitor
News: ARRI: Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitorTransvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor.
Transvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor. The resulting StarliteHD5-ARRI will be able to control the new ARRI ALEXA Mini and also the ARRI AMIRA.
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NAB News: FilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline
Camera-to-screen collaboration propelled even further with Baselight and BLG
At NAB 2015, FilmLight will demonstrate a total step change in the speed and versatility with which colour graded media can be produced, shared and changed - inexpensively - at every stage of the production-post process. Underlining the need for co-operation to deliver the creative colour pipeline, FilmLight will be represented on eight partner booths at NAB2015, and a key partner will also be present on the FilmLight booth, SL6830.
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Firefly Cinema and Maxx Digital join forces to introduce FireDay to the US market at NAB 2015
News: Firefly Cinema and Maxx Digital join forces to introduce FireDay to the US market at NAB 2015French software developer Firefly Cinema is announcing a strategic partnership with Maxx Digital, a California-based solutions integrator, to market and sell FireDay, an innovative digital dailies and color grading workflow solution.
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS LINE OF REALiS PRO AV COMPACT INSTALLATION LCOS PROJECTORS WITH THE REALiS WUX500
5000 Lumens, WUXGA Resolution, LCOS Technology, HDBaseT™, and an Advanced Optical System make this new model ideal for a Wide Range of Markets and Applications
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the introduction of the newest projector in their Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) line that combines WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 5000 lumens of brightness and up to a 2000:1 contrast ratio, built-in HDBaseT (a first for Canon projectors), an advanced lens and optical system, and Canon’s renowned LCOS technology to help deliver stunning image quality and user flexibility. Weighing a trim 13 lbs., the Canon REALiS WUX500 Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projector is a high-performance projector that incorporates sophisticated operational advantages designed for a range of markets including higher education, corporate, simulation and training, museums and galleries, houses of worship, digital signage, and other professional markets.
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Digital Vision to Bring Latest Image Science, Restoration, Archive Scanning, Automation and Colour Grading Technology to NAB 2015
At NAB 2015 Digital Vision will once again take up residence in the Chairman's Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas, adjacent to the LVCC, to present the latest versions of its acclaimed range of colour grading, restoration and image enhancement systems.
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Pond5 Introduces Backlots and Backlots+
The digital backlot footage collection provides the ultimate solution for green screen studios and compositing.
Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage, music, images and other creative assets, unveiled two new types of video content today—Backlots and Backlots+. Provided by partner CT Image, these digital backlots allow editors to flawlessly simulate background scenery from 25 of the world’s major cities in their video productions.
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NAB 2015 NEWS: MTI Film Introduces "Dead Pixel" Correction and and Detection with CORTEX
News: NAB 2015 NEWS: MTI Film Introduces "Dead Pixel" Correction and and Detection with CORTEXAt NAB 2015, MTI Film will introduce a new feature of its CORTEX line of dailies solutions designed to address the persistent problem of dead pixels in digital cinematography.
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Roland Announces V-1200HD a 2 M/E Broadcast and Live Event
News: Roland Announces V-1200HD a 2 M/E Broadcast and Live EventRoland Announces V-1200HD a 2 M/E Broadcast and Live Production Switcher with Hybrid Engine
Roland’s Professional AV division announces a brand new 2 M/E video switcher, set to debut at the NAB show 2015 in Las Vegas April 13 – 16. Roland’s popular video switchers such as the V-800HD, VR-50HD, and V-1600HD are known for accepting multiple formats and outputting in one format ideal for live production and corporate presentations. The new Roland V-1200HD features a new “hybrid” engine that combines a 4:2:2 / 2 M/E switcher with a 4:4:4/10-bit multi-format processor presentation switcher. M/E modes are selectable and a configurable bussing structure allows up to six video layers of composition and two independent auxiliary video outputs ideal for broadcast applications. The multi-format processor enables RGB 4:4:4/10-bit processing best suited for computer formats with full scaling that allows for splitting content across two screens. A 4K switching mode simulates a routing switcher by combining four SDI inputs or output to achieve a single 4K source. Installing the XI-SDI expansion card enables 4K routing of up to three inputs and two outputs. The V-1200HD’s revolutionary “Hybrid” engine and affordable price point makes it ideal for many markets including broadcast, streaming, corporate events, worship, education, and production rental.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces The Versatile XC10 4K Digital Camcorder For Creative Multi-Media Image Makers
Ideal for Emerging and Existing Content Creators, the Canon XC10 Camcorder is Compact, Lightweight and Versatile with 4K/Full HD Video Shooting and 12-Megapixel Still Photography Capabilities
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new XC10 4K Digital Camcorder. Compact, lightweight and versatile, the XC10 is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video as well as compelling 12-Megapixel still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract eight megapixel still images from recorded 4K video, making it one of Canon’s most convenient multimedia tools to date. In addition to the camcorder’s 4K and Full HD video capture capabilities, the XC10 camcorder includes a one-inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with a 2x Digital Teleconverter and Optical Image Stabilization allowing for rock-steady video and still image shooting.
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Canon Digital Learning Center presents EOS C100 Mark II tutorials
Canon Digital Learning Center presents EOS C100 Mark II tutorials and short films
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Aspera Files Will Bring New Levels of Large Content Sharing and
Aspera Files Will Bring New Levels of Large Content Sharing and Collaboration In The Cloud New SaaS Introduced at NAB2015 enables fast, easy and secure exchange of any size file-based media content and big data combining multiple cloud and on-premise storage systems
IBM today announced the introduction of Aspera Files, a new SaaS platform by Aspera, an IBM company, that allows any organization, small to large, to establish a branded web-based presence for the fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of any size file-based media or data between end users across separate organizations, combining multiple storage platforms. Content can be stored and easily accessed in multiple cloud and on-premise storage systems, and sharing between users and trusted organizations is as easy as drag-and-drop regardless of where the content is located. Built on Aspera FASP transport technology for distance-neutral transfer of large data over the Internet, the platform will break all the enterprise barriers of conventional file sharing, enabling high-speed access, delivery and exchange of any size data, at distance, regardless of network conditions.
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New!! Broaman To Launch New Mux22 Madi At NAB 2015
News: New!! Broaman To Launch New Mux22 Madi At NAB 2015BroaMan (Broadcast Manufactur GmbH) will use this year’s NAB 2015 in LAS VEGAS to preview a vital new addition to its growing MUX22 series (at Bavarian Pavilion, booth C8831).
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NAB
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NABTelestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that it will unveil the latest version of its multiformat video encoding software Episode 6.5 at NAB 2015 on booth SL3305. Scheduled for release later in Q2 2015, version 6.5 will feature support for closed captions, new formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
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SMPTE to Produce Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference at Stanford University
Special Session Will Draw Experts From Amazon Web Services and Leading Technology Developers to Discuss Security; Early Bird Registration Ends April 27
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will produce the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year scheduled for June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet. Early bird pricing for conference registration is now available through April 27.
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Sony Optical Disc Archive Delivers Workflow Innovation With StorageDNA
DNA Evolution Software Creates Turnkey Nearline and Archive
Sony is announcing the availability of StorageDNA's DNA Evolution software with support for Sony's Optical Disc Archive products. The combination of these technologies offers a turnkey nearline and archive storage solution providing long-term, reliable, and cost-effective archives for digital camera master content.
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Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console Set to Debut Broadcasting Features at NAB 2015
News: Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console Set to Debut Broadcasting Features at NAB 2015The new Roland M-5000 will make it’s NAB debut to showcase it’s extensive broadcasting features. The M-5000 based on the O.H.R.C.A platform delivers freely definable audio paths, supporting multiple audio formats protocols, plus pristine 96 kHz sound quality throughout the system.
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BBC Studios and Post Production and TMD collaborate on asset management and archiving as a service
BBC S&PP implements TMD Mediaflex as storage and management for independent production companies
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has implemented a Mediaflex® asset management system at BBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services facility in west London. The system will be used not just by BBC S&PP Digital Media Services, but by their clients who need production asset management facilities, either short-term or to include long-term secure archiving. The services will be provided by BBC S&PP Digital Media Services on a flexible basis including per-transaction, subscription and per-project.
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CatDV Targets Large-Scale Enterprise MAM Users At NAB 2015 (SL5025)
News: CatDV Targets Large-Scale Enterprise MAM Users At NAB 2015 (SL5025)CatDV delivers $1m MAM performance, but without the hefty price tag
Square Box Systems (http://www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will target its CatDV MAM systems at large-scale, multi-national enterprises during NAB 2015 at booth #SL5025. Since launching over 14 years ago CatDV’s features have matured to encompass a harmonious balance of advanced MAM automation and metadata management capabilities, whilst remaining easy-to-operate and cost-effective, attracting thousands of customers across a wide variety of market sectors.
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Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other fests
News: Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other festsFilm will also have its Texas premiere at The Dallas International Film Festival, WorldFest-Houston and West Coast Spotlight premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
TPSC Films is pleased to announce the World Premiere and Trinity of notable festival screenings for the upcoming Steven Chester Prince film Divine Access.
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Telestream Announces Dynamic Ad Insertion Solution
News:  Telestream Announces Dynamic Ad Insertion SolutionVOD Producer DAI enables advertising sales to present fresh, relevant, demographically targeted ads within on-demand content over existing cable infrastructure
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced availability of a new product built on its Vantage media processing platform. VOD Producer DAI is a software-based system that provides a proven Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) solution for content owners and cable TV multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) of all sizes seeking to realize the revenue generating potential that DAI offers. VOD Producer DAI will be showcased for the first time at NAB 2015 on booth SL3305.
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PANASONIC INTRODUCES AW-HEA10 ‘TAP’ CAMERA SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED CONTROL OF PTZ CAMERAS
News: PANASONIC INTRODUCES AW-HEA10 ‘TAP’ CAMERA SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED CONTROL OF PTZ CAMERASPanasonic is introducing an innovative “tap-assist” camera control system, the AW-HEA10, that dramatically simplifies and enhances remote control shooting with two of the company’s next-generation pan/tilt/zoom cameras, the AW-HE130 and AW-HE40.
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Panasonic Announces Powerful Upgrade For W-HE40 PTZ Cameras Adding HD Ip-streaming, In-camera Recording, And USB Video
News: Panasonic Announces Powerful Upgrade For W-HE40 PTZ Cameras Adding HD Ip-streaming, In-camera Recording, And USB VideoPanasonic has announced a powerful optional upgrade for its AW-HE40 integrated full HD PTZ cameras. The AW-SFU01 upgrade adds production-quality HD MPEG-4 streaming, in-camera HD recording on a microSD card, and USB video/audio capabilities to the cameras’ already impressive range of features. The AW-SFU01 feature upgrade will be available for purchase in July 2015 at a suggested list price of $350.00. A special promotional offer will provide this function upgrade in July at no charge for cameras purchased between March 24th and May 31st, 2015.
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ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”
News: ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”“The story of evolutionary flight is one I’ve always wanted to tell... It’s our most ambitious yet.”...David Attenborough
The spellbinding visual account of how flying animals evolved into the familiar species we see today, became a reality in stunning documentary series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, produced by Atlantic Productions with the help of SGO's powerful and cutting-edge Mistika technology at ONSIGHT.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer(r), a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer's ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today's rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer's latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce Film Screening Series Dates
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce Film Screening Series DatesThe Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2015 Screening Series "Confessions of a Production Designer," highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm.
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NEWS: Pronology's MAM Platform Features Advanced Metadata Functionality
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge media-centric workflow solutions, highlights its ability to support rich metadata within its complete digital media asset management (MAM) system at NAB 2015 (Booth SL12517). Pronology's MAM software places a large emphasis on organizational metadata for clear categorization of assets throughout the entire production cycle.
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS NETWORK CAMERA LINEUP WITH INTRODUCTION OF NINE NEW VERSATILE, HIGH PERFORMANCE MODELS - INCLUDING THREE IN NEW “SPEED DOME” CATEGORY
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced nine new Network Cameras with advanced capabilities designed to efficiently meet outdoor and indoor applications in a wide range of markets including city surveillance, critical infrastructure, financial institutions, airports and transportation, education, retail, commercial offices, and gaming establishments. All nine new Canon network cameras integrate advanced core components designed to deliver video with superb detail, vital color information and exceptional low-light performance. Those core components include advanced Genuine Canon lenses with High and Super High UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements and multilayer coatings, high sensitivity 1.3MP CMOS image sensors, and dual proprietary Canon DIGIC processors: the DIGIC DV III to help maximize image quality and the DIGIC NET II for simultaneous streaming of H.264 and M-JPEG video streams in multiple resolutions for versatile monitoring and recording (including monitoring on compatible smartphones and tablets).
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Avid Everywhere Enables RTVE to Collaborate More Efficiently Among Production Facilities Across Spain
Avid MediaCentral Platform Helps Leading Spanish Broadcaster Centralize Its Technical Operations in Madrid and Reduce Production Costs for Regional Newscast
Avid(R) (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Radio Television Espanola (RTVE), Spain's national public broadcast organization, has embraced Avid Everywhere(TM) to streamline its production processes and collaboration among its multiple facilities across Spain. Built on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, the new highly-efficient broadcast workflow enabled RTVE to centralize its technical operations in Madrid and reduce regional newscast production costs.
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Telestream News: Telestream Vantage and Aspera FASP Integrate
News: Telestream News: Telestream Vantage and Aspera FASP IntegrateNew Levels of Integration Between Telestream Vantage and Aspera FASP Promise Significant Speed Improvements Aspera and Telestream collaborate to develop seamless integration between industry leading enterprise-scale servers and software-enabled media processing platform
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that it has become the first software company to deliver seamless integration with Aspera Enterprise Servers using Aspera FASP high-speed transport technology via the new FASPStream API. The result of customer-focused collaboration by the two companies, this strategic development is designed to offer file-based workflow users the most powerful and productive cross-vendor solution.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles' Ubungen Powers Creative and Athletic Passions with Samsung
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles' Ubungen Powers Creative and Athletic Passions with SamsungBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles director Marcus Ubungen showcases the steadfast dedication of an unlikely ballet dancer in the inspiring :60 “Fabrice” for Samsung out of Rosetta, produced through Double A Films. The spot is part of the new “Into The Galaxy” campaign and focuses on Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels’ fierce determination to become a professional ballet dancer despite his atypical height. Due to his persistence, Calmels defies all odds to land one of the most coveted company spots in the country.
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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
News: Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production
News: Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of ProductionMixed-media production studio Roger continues its mission to grow its senior leadership by welcoming Dane Macbeth as Creative Director and promoting Producer Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production. The appointments come as Roger continues expanding its creative footprint in broadcast while adding content creation to its menu of services.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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Marquis Launches Solo Parking Giveaway
News: Marquis Launches Solo Parking GiveawayMarquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The Company has today announced its biggest ever promotion: a giveaway of 100 copies of Solo Parking, its new archive and restore solution aimed at freelance editors or small facilities, looking to manage their Avid storage, create a complete archive copy of any Avid project, or move a project to another workstation.. The giveaway is part of a prize draw for those completing a six question industry survey about how they use their edit storage: www.marquisbroadcast.com/promotions and will run from 30 March and finish on 19 April.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to 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 popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab Show
News: Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab ShowSee Ikegami on Booth C7725 at the 2015 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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IABM partners with new entity DPP Ltd
News: IABM partners with new entity DPP LtdIABM is establishing a dialogue with new entity DPP Ltd. From 1 April, the Digital Production Partnership, an informal collaboration between BBC, ITV and Channel 4, will become a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee known as DPP Ltd.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
News: Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer’s latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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Littlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform
News: Littlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video PlatformLittlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform to Collaborate with Editors, Production Teams and Clients Around the World
Aframe announced that UK-based Littlefox Communications has chosen Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform as a collaborative space to manage and edit the video content it creates for its clients. As a digital communications company specialising in video to aid and develop business strategies for global organisations, Littlefox knew it needed a “one to many” solution that would allow easy access to content irrespective of the team’s location.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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Learn to "Dance" in 2015
When we rang in the New Year I suggested a Resolution for everyone in a very simple tweet: “For 2015, resolve to take a risk, something you’ve thought about but never thought you’d do. It’s fun.” Lee Ann Womack said it well in “I Hope You Dance.” “I hope you...
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Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 57 Color 11: Vignettes 2
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows another method for creating a custom shaped vignette.
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OS X Lion Quick Tip - Creating a Lion Boot Disc
With digital download becoming the norm for getting applications from Apple, downloading OS X Lion onto three machines that you own, and want to install it on, doesn't make sense, especially at 3.5 GB per download.
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Using ReWire to Connect Pro Tools 9 and Sibelius 6
ReWire is a standard that lets you record audio from the Sibelius 6 music scoring program to a digital audio workstation (DAW), such as Avid's Pro Tools.
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