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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks
Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4KsLive stream featured six Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, plus multiple Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink SDI 4K capture and playback cards
Blackmagic Design today announced that six Micro Studio Camera 4Ks were used by live virtual reality (VR) production specialists 360 Designs to capture and live stream an interactive, 360-degree experience with Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb.
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News: Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, Nashville
News: Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, NashvilleSkull’s Rainbow Room is part of Nashville’s musical lore and now has sound quality that will serve it well moving forward
One of the flagship venues in the heyday of Nashville’s Printer’s Alley district was Skull’s Rainbow Room, shuttered a few months after owner David "Skull" Schulman was tragically killed there in an attempted robbery in 1998, exactly 50 years after it first opened. Now, “Skull’s” is back, reopened by local restaurateurs who salvaged the venue’s original stage and other architectural treasures and are bringing it into the 21st century with a sound system from Bose Professional that leverages the unique capabilities of the Bose RoomMatch® and Panaray® loudspeakers, PowerMatch® amplifiers, and ControlSpace® DSP user interface.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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Austrian Film Archive Adds Realtime Film Scanning Capabilities with Cintel
Austrian Film Archive Adds Realtime Film Scanning Capabilities with CintelCintel supports Austrian Film Archive's collection of audiovisual cultural heritage, with film collections and film documentations of more than 200,000 film prints and 48,000 film programs spanning the past 120 years.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Austrian Film Archive, located in Vienna, has expanded its abilities to scan high resolution 4K masters and digital ready cinema packages with the installation of a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner.
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Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solution
Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solutionLeading digital animation and visual FX production studio Animal Logic installs Baselight
Award-winning digital animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, has installed two Baselight grading systems in its Sydney head office. The company – whose credits range from The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge to Captain America: Civil War and the series of LEGO® movies – also has operations in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect ProPanasonic introduces support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface connectivity
(Newark, NJ--September 21, 2016) Panasonic today announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface (NDI™) connectivity. The Connect Pro Software application makes Panasonic PTZ cameras recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. NewTek’s royalty-free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades, while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
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Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary Director
Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary DirectorHer Film, A Bitter Legacy, Uncovers the Secret Prisons of WWII’s Japanese-American Concentration Camps
Claudia Katayanagi has had a long career in sound mixing and recording that has taken her on location with HBO documentaries, including the acclaimed Food, Inc., Crude and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, PBS’ Frontline, and the BBC’s arts-focused Imagine series. She has also made dozens of programs for San Francisco’s public media station KQED, and worked on the second and first units of feature films.
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Quantum Names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing
Experienced Storage CMO Has Strong Track Record of Growing Markets and Addressing Customers' Most Demanding Storage Needs
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Molly Rector has joined the company as vice president, marketing. Rector brings more than 15 years of enterprise storage experience to the role, including 12 years as a chief marketing officer — most recently at DataDirect Networks (DDN), an HPC storage provider, and previously at archive storage vendor Spectra Logic. Her appointment comes as Quantum continues to expand its portfolio of scale-out storage, data protection and archive solutions, providing a unique combination of high performance, low-cost capacity and fast access to meet increasing business demands.
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Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision LineOutstanding optical performance, ultra-wide zoom range, and versatile flagship sports lens headline the Sigma line-up at Photokina 2016
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, unveiled its new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses at the Photokina 2016 event (hall 4.2, stands B020, B028 and C029).
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RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming Service
RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming ServiceLeading up to its launch in August, DAZN enlisted media technology provider Reality Check Systems (RCS) to create a graphics and data integration production solution for its new live sports streaming service. Available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan via multiple connected devices, DAZN lets viewers tune into live coverage of more than 8,000 sporting events a year – from top European football leagues like the Premier League to US sports such as MLB, NBA, NFL, plus motorsports, tennis, darts and much more.
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Film Factory Installs Cintel Film Scanner For Dailies and Film Scanning Workflows
Film Factory Installs Cintel Film Scanner For Dailies and Film Scanning Workflows​Processes 1.5 Gb/s at 1/20th cost of other scanners, feeds directly into DaVinci Resolve Studio for grading and mastering
Blackmagic Design today announced that Paris post production company Film Factory, which has been working in professional film development and processing for more than 20 years, is now using the Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner for both its dailies and final film scanning workflows. Installed by MagicHour, the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner has been integrated into the Film Factory’s state of the art film processing laboratory.
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Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVK
RED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec . Those attending the show will have an opportunity to see RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K, WEAPON 8K VV, and the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its Heart
Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its HeartFrom camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 programme output, Vantage helps support France’s leading production company
Telestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest production company has recently invested in its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform. Based just outside Paris, Atlantis Television produces a wide variety of shows and supplies programmes to all the leading television channels in France, to BBC and ITV in the UK and to Endemol in Netherlands. On this project Telestream worked closely with its local partner Videlio Cap Cine.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces EOS M5 and EF-M 18-150mm Lens
THE EOS M5THE EOS M5 DIGITAL CAMERA AND ITS FIRST EF-M HIGH POWER ZOOM LENS
EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design today announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2, its visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8.2 and Fusion 8.2 Studio are available on Mac, Windows and now, for the first time ever, on Linux.
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The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of ThronesCreative and Technical Visualization Helps Realize Epic Scenes for “The Battle of the Bastards”
Artists from international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the team from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Visual Effects Plate Supervisor Eric Carney from THE THIRD FLOOR and Previs Supervisor Michelle Blok from THE THIRD FLOOR LONDON were awarded Emmy® statuettes for contributions helping lead creative and technical previs and planning work for Season 6, Episode 9 “The Battle of the Bastards.”
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of ThronesRecipient of Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Season 6 “Battle of the Bastards”
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on “Battle of the Bastards”, the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight VFX Emmy this weekend. The Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" episode included significant VFX work from Deluxe's Iloura, and Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored among the winners.
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AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016
AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016Unveils ROI-SDI Scan Converter for Professional SDI Sources, C10DA 1x6 Analog Distribution Amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI for IP-Based Workflows At IBC Conference Stand 7.F11
AJA Video Systems is expanding its line of Mini-Converters at IBC 2016 with the introduction of the ROI-SDI scan converter with Region-of-Interest controls for professional SDI sources, C10DA analog video distribution amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI to simplify IP-based workflows.
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Avid Extends Unprecedented Openness with New Alliance Partner Innovations
Expanded Avid Alliance Partner program helps developers create platform-compatible solutions more easily, extending Avid’s status as the most open, most flexible, and most interoperable platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced new features for the Avid Alliance Partner program, including new developer testing and certification, new levels of product certification, and additional tools for creating differentiated connections to the Avid MediaCentral® Platform. These innovations deliver on the promise of Avid Everywhere™ and the industry-leading openness of the Avid platform to help professionals easily access the tools they need to create, manage, and distribute content much more efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably.
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Avid Introduces New Product Innovations at IBC 2016 to Help Address Major Industry Challenges
Through the MediaCentral Platform, Avid helps customers deliver the highest-quality content to more channels and devices with greater efficiency, security, and profitability
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced several key innovations for the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and its associated modular application suites, continuing to deliver on the promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations and updates address the industry’s most pressing challenges so broadcast organizations and media professionals can create, distribute, and manage content more efficiently and profitably using a single common platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AV
Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AVThe world’s first standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals with 1089 broadcast quality standards conversions!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K models
Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K modelsPopular DeckLink PCIe cards are now upgraded with Ultra HD and HDR support!
Blackmagic Design today announced new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards that include all the powerful features of the HD models but include new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 UpdateMajor new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now AvailableNew update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPIBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- Free Software Update Adds Support for MXF and HDR Workflows; IP-Based Capabilities Extended With SMPTE 2022-7 Support for KONA IP
AJA Video Systems has announced Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, T-TAP™ and the Io family of video and audio input/output devices.
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AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016
AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016 High Quality, Cost Effective Signal Routing for 3G-SDI, Dual-Link, 4K/UltraHD Signals
Today at IBC 2016, AJA Video Systems introduced KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of production environments – from OB trucks and edit suites to corporate video installations and beyond.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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AJA Expands IP-Based Workflow Technologies at IBC 2016
AJA Expands IP-Based Workflow Technologies at IBC 2016Announces IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converters; Introduces SMPTE-2022-7 Support for KONA IP with v12.5 Desktop Software
AJA Video Systems has announced two new Mini-Converters supporting IP-based video and audio workflows at IBC 2016. The company simultanoulsy announced free v12.5 Desktop Software with new features for KONA IP that improve redundancy and reliability in Broadcast IP pipelines, including SMPTE 2022-7 support for protection switching. IP-based workflows and interop demos with Arista and LAWO will be showcased during the IBC Conference at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 9-16 at the AJA stand 7.F11; AJA solutions will also be demonstrated at the AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) and IABM Interoperability Zone (8.D10).
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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Imagine Communications Outfits TV 2 with Future-Proof Playout Solution
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today announced the installation of a new server and storage playout network for TV 2, a national broadcaster based in Odense, Denmark. TV 2 is using Nexio+ AMP® (Advanced Media Platform) and Imagine Communications' shared storage solution to upgrade an existing Imagine installation, adding more capacity, resilience and performance. The installation is designed to fortify TV 2 with the ability to quickly and seamlessly grow its storage capacity to accommodate future technology enhancements, including Ultra High Definition (UHD) and other bandwidth-consuming services.
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WCPMedia Services to Show Revolutionary Media Management Platform
WCPMedia Services to Show Revolutionary Media Management PlatformAspera integration, enhanced Virtual Screening Room and much more.
WCP Media Services will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its revolutionary, B2B, cloud-based media management platform at IBC 2016, September 9-13, in Amsterdam. Improvements to the platform include the integration of Aspera high-speed file transfer, a new Uploader utility, additions to the platform's Virtual Screening Room and a simplified user experience for third-party and occasional users. WCPMedia will be present at IBC in tandem with its technology partners Aspera, an IBM company, (7.G20) and Tiger Technology (7.K28).
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF Lenses
Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF LensesCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production on August 26, 2016 of the Company’s 120-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras—an EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES SummitVisual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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ARRI’s International Support Program
ARRI’s International Support ProgramARRI launches an exclusive support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The ARRI Groupis launching an initiative called the International Support Program. It is designed to support filmmakers who are working on distinctive projects with an international edge. Through the program, ARRI will offer multifaceted support ranging from co-production, development and access to state-of-the-art ARRI equipment, to postproduction and international sales. The company will officially unveil the program at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18, 2016). ARRI professionals from Munich, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and New Orleans will be at TIFF to meet with filmmakers.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CCSee improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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New Angénieux Type EZ Series Lenses At IBC 2016
New Angénieux Type EZ Series Lenses At IBC 2016​Thales Angenieux, in collaboration with Band Pro Film & Digital Inc., and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co. Ltd., announces at IBC 2016 a new range of zoom lenses – the Angénieux Type EZ Series – two fast and light weight zoom lenses integrating an innovative modular design (Interchangeable Rear Optics IRO technology™) to cover S35 mmm and larger image formats for cine and broadcast productions.
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Sigma Announces New Cine Lenses
Sigma Announces New Cine LensesThe SIGMA CORPORATION is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market with the release of its SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. In the world of digital film production, there is an increasing demand for higher resolution, and SIGMA’s new lineup of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. SIGMA has developed its own production system by establishing the required technology for mass production of high-performance lenses for ultra-mega-pixel shooting.
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VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete Program
VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete ProgramVIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest animation, games, VFX and computer graphics conference has finalized its most robust schedule of keynotes, speakers and workshops ever for the October 24-28, 2016 event. Including key creative talent from five of the top six worldwide grossing films of 2016, the conference showcases the best in animation, games, visual effects, computer graphics and more. New additions to the schedule include:
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry.
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NITROUS Finds Success as Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House
NITROUS Finds Success as Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production HouseArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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EditShare Appoints Peter Lambert to Worldwide Sales Director
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Lambert to Worldwide Sales Director. An industry business development executive with more than 25 years of experience, Peter recently held the director of sales position for EditShare’s successful APAC region. “Since coming on board to manage our Asia Pacific regional business, Peter has been instrumental in rebuilding the channel and has been a steady advocate for building up our technical, sales and administrative staff in the region. Peter has brought order and stability to our business in the region, and largely as a result of his efforts, we have seen substantial growth and stronger client relations,” comments Andy Liebman, CEO, EditShare. Responsible for the company’s overall sales strategy and reseller partner program, Lambert’s appointment is effective immediately.
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Imagine introduces groundbreaking storage optimization for IBC2016
Company boosts cost-efficiency, performance, scalability and data-protection capabilities of shared storage offering
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today introduced Imagine Communications IOX Storage, an all-purpose shared storage approach optimized for its Versio playout and automation and Telurio Over-the-Top (OTT) and cloud DVR solutions. Versio IOX Storage and Telurio IOX Storage enable media companies to seamlessly and cost-efficiently expand the performance, scale, flexibility, reliability and collaborative capabilities of their media storage operations. Designed for high-performance and advanced content distribution environments, Versio IOX Storage and Telurio IOX Storage have been architected to enable media companies to shape and configure storage resources to meet the exacting needs of each operation in the workflow, including production, playout and distribution. Both solutions will be showcased at IBC2016.
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Canon Launches First 4K UHD Broadcast Studio Zoom Lens
Canon Launches First 4K UHD Broadcast Studio Zoom LensCTZ-547 Provides Excellent Handling and Optical Performance With Resolution Surpassing 4K
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the UHD-DIGISUPER 27, a high-optical-performance2 studio zoom lens for 4K UHD broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. In addition to achieving a level of resolution surpassing that of 4K from the center to the peripheral areas of image field across the entire focal range, the UHD-DIGISUPER 27 features the same body size and approximate weight3 as its HDTV predecessor, the DIGISUPER 27.
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World Series of Poker Draws Winning Hand with Clear-Com Intercom Systems
World Series of Poker Draws Winning Hand with Clear-Com Intercom SystemsESPN’s production of top-flight Vegas poker tournament coverage relies on mix of Clear-Com wired and wireless intercoms
The Las Vegas division of Soundtronics Wireless, the specialized RF engineering firm whose live production credits include the Academy Awards®, the Grammys®, Dancing with the Stars, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show to name a few, is using a mix of Clear-Com® wired and wireless intercoms to support ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 World Series of Poker (2016 WSOP) tournament.
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Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D EngineHD/SD 4224 SDI and HDMI output from Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces HD / SD 4224 SDI support for popular 3D render engine Unity.
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RED Digital Cinema To Show Entire Line Of DSMC2 Cameras - Including Weapon 8k Vv And Limited Edition Weapon 8K S35 With Helium Sensor - At IBC 2016
RED Digital Cinema To Show Entire Line Of DSMC2 Cameras - Including Weapon 8k Vv And Limited Edition Weapon 8K S35 With Helium Sensor - At IBC 2016RED Digital Cinema is heading to IBC (booth #12.C71) in Amsterdam from September 9-13. Those visiting RED’s booth can interact with RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K and WEAPON 8K VV, as well as the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™. This creates a unique opportunity for visitors to experience two industry-leading 8K sensors, RED DRAGON® VV and HELIUM S35, side-by-side.
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Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more
Adobe today revealed a series of innovations coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud in advance of IBC in Amsterdam. Keeping pace with high velocity content demands across both new and traditional platforms, Adobe will showcase advancements in VR, 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetize TV and film content across multiple screens. At IBC, Adobe will demonstrate these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at over 107 partner booths from September 9-13.
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​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam Pure
​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam PureRAW-only VariCam Pure builds on success of VariCam 35 and Codex V-RAW recorder
Panasonic has once again called on the engineering and technical expertise of Codex (www.codex.online)to develop with them a totally-integrated and smaller VariCam camera - the new VariCam Pure digital cinematography camera.
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ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow Breakthrough
ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow BreakthroughAustria-based ToolsOnAir, an innovative provider of ingest, playout and workflow solutions for broadcast and media production, has just launched OnCore, a powerful new component and automation environment for video featuring a graphical user interface that makes it easy to create and configure custom workflows. And the upcoming IBC 2016 Show will mark the public debut of onCore's integration with axle Video's pioneering axle 2016.2 media management system.
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EVS and deltatre demo a new ‘Beyond TV’ experience at IBC
EVS and deltatre demo a new ‘Beyond TV’ experience at IBCEVS’ C-Cast cloud based SaaS distribution platform combines with deltatre digital media players to offer new viewing experience and revenue sources for digital media rights holders
EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, presents a new extended offering at IBC (stand 8.B90) centered on its cloud-based C-Cast platform alongside digital media specialist and global sports business leader deltatre.
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Axon Joins AIMS As IP Interoperability Gains Momentum
IBC 2016 Stand 10.A21/B21 RAI Amsterdam
Axon Digital Design, leading broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that it has joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS).
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GLOOKAST Selected for Avid Alliance Partner Program
GLOOKAST, innovator in digital media workflow solutions for broadcast, drama production, and business continuity, announced today that it has been chosen to join the Avid® Alliance Partner Program.
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Telestream Acquires UK-based QC Specialist Vidcheck
Telestream Acquires UK-based QC Specialist VidcheckIntegration of best-in-class Vidcheck file-based QC technology enhances Telestream’s product portfolio
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the acquisition of UK-based Quality Control (QC) technology specialist, Vidcheck. Established in 2009, Vidcheck is recognized as a leading developer in automated QC solutions within file-based production workflows. Its system solutions are used by broadcasters, facilities and content owners worldwide, such as ITV, BBC, CBS and many others. The privately funded acquisition is complete and the new combined company will take its bow at IBC (stand 7.B26).
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Bluefish444 Adds TICO Lightweight Compression to Bluefish444 SDK
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is showcasing support for intoPIX TICO lightweight compression in the Bluefish Software Development Kit at IBC 2016.
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Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for Developers
Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for DevelopersMulti-channel 12G SDI with On-Board Video Processing and HD Simulcast for Comprehensive 4K Broadcast Production
Matrox Video today unveiled the X.mio3 12G multi-channel SDI I/O card with on-board video processing, designed to help broadcast equipment manufacturers deploy 4K SDI solutions.
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New axle Video software supports 1 million files
New axle Video software supports 1 million filesSoftware developer axle Video (IBC Hall 7, D.07) announced an important new version of its award-winning media management platform, with the ability to handle 1 million assets. With the ever-increasing amount of footage captured in video applications, especially by mid-sized media departments and organizations, this represents a near-doubling in capacity from the previous release, and the company expects further enhancements to scale over the next year. axle 2016.2 is available immediately, and works with standard network storage systems to provide unprecedented ability to easily organize, tag and share larger quantities of media files.
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Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHD
Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHDPixel Underground has been providing post-production services to Canadian television producer Peace Point Entertainment Group for more than 15 years, but their latest project together, the food series Inspired with Anna Olson¸ broke new ground for both companies.
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Canon Announces New Canon EOS 7D MARK II Kit Featuring New WI-FI® Adapter For The Easy Sharing Of Images And Videos
New Bundle Also Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi®Adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD card slot, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilitiesi like easy transferring of images and MP4 videos as well as use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet.ii
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Canon U.S.A. announces the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and new L-Series Lenses
Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
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Canon’s New Lightweight, Compact XC15 4K UHD Video Camcorder Ideal For News And Video Production
XLR Microphone Input Provides Audio Support in Addition to High-Quality 4K UHD Video Capture
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the XC15 4K Video Camcorder, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use that achieves high-image quality with a lightweight, compact body.
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Panavision and Ludwig Kamera to Showcase Optics at Cinec
Panavision and Ludwig Kamera to Showcase Optics at CinecPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision optics and camera systems, will join Ludwig Kameraverleih at Cinec in Munich, Germany, from Sept. 17-19, to showcase their latest offerings. A wide selection of Panavision’s world-class lenses, which are available to filmmakers in the region through Ludwig Kameraverleih, will be on display.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema CameraCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the next step in the evolution of the Cinema EOS family of professional cinematography products with the new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL cinema cameras.
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Sky Selects IBM Aspera for High-speed Delivery of News and Programming
Aspera FASP® solutions speed content ingest and delivery for European media giant
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, has deployed IBM Aspera solutions to speed up the ingest retrieval and delivery of news, programming and other content internally and with external suppliers across Europe and around the world.
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Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP Studio
Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP StudioVizrt, enabled by Matrox DSX products, will deliver an IP-based graphics solution for IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept 9-13). The powerful Viz Engine video server and real-time media compositor, which runs the latest Matrox X.mio3 IP cards, has been implemented into the pioneering VRT-EBU LiveIP studio production set-up, which IBC TV will use to shoot, edit, and produce content on-site during the conference and exhibition. Aiming to demonstrate the unique advantages of IP production, such as remote production and automation, Viz Engine will be used to render all of the graphics in real-time. This content will be delivered online and on screens throughout the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
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MAXON announces immediate availability of Cinema 4D R18
Company to Showcase Powerful New Features Including Voronoi Fracturing, Interactive Knife Tools and Substance Engine Connectivity at IBC 2016, Amsterdam
MAXON today announced the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals and help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film games, architecture, advertising and design.
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Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 camera
Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 cameraWhen it came to developing the RAW recording and workflow system for the next evolution in its digital cinematography product line, Canon once again turned to Codex (www.codex.online). This exciting new stage in the on-going partnership between Canon and Codex has seen the companies’ engineering teams work closely together to create a high-performance, integrated solution for the brand new Cinema EOS C700 camera.
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Christie Projectors Anchor First Giant Dome Cinema Laser System
Great Lakes Science Center partners with D3D Cinema and Christie to premiere the World’s First Giant Dome Cinema Laser System
D3D Cinema, in partnership with Christie®, is excited to announce that the newly branded Cleveland Clinic Dome Theater at Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is about to receive a serious projection upgrade – the world’s first giant dome cinema laser system. The theater re-launch, complete with new seats and carpet, is set to open to the public in October.
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Object Matrix and Spectra Logic Announce Technology Partnership
Object Matrix enhances HSM and hybrid cloud storage options via collaboration with Spectra Logic
Object Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries,today announced a technology partnership with Spectra Logic,the deep storage experts.
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Signiant Innovations Enable Smooth Transitions to Next-Generation Technology
New capabilities provide Media & Entertainment customers with flexibility and a path to the future
At the IBC 2016 Conference and Exhibition, Signiant Inc, will be demonstrating product enhancements across its accelerated file transfer portfolio, all designed to support Media & Entertainment companies’ imperative to leverage new technologies and respond to a rapidly changing business environment.
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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming SystemFully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box. Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC tradeshow, and will start shipping in early September with prices starting at just $4,995.
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Bridge Technologies’ Remote Data Wall Receives IBC 2016 Award from Broadcast Beat
Bridge Technologies’ Remote Data Wall Receives IBC 2016 Award from Broadcast BeatBridge Technologies’ Remote Data Wall has been chosen by Broadcast Beat magazine as the winner of the “Innovation in Content Delivery” award at IBC 2016.
(Oslo, Norway--August 30, 2016) Remote Data Wall enables users with no special skills to create displays, extending over multiple screens in a videowall format, that deliver graphical representations of a broad range of data, significantly easing the monitoring, analysis and troubleshooting of media networks. It can be viewed from any location either in its entirety or in part as specified by the user.
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VIMOND Introduces Rights Management Tool for Complete Management of Content Lifecycle
VIMOND Introduces Rights Management Tool for Complete Management of Content LifecycleVimond Media Solutions is set to launch at IBC 2016 an add on to their award winning Video Platform which enables OTT broadcasters and video publishers to efficiently manage complete content life-cycles, from acquisition to enforcing rights associated with content. This new rights management package, which integrates with the Vimond Control Center, facilitates the global management of content rights, playback restrictions and contract negotiations.
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Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record News
Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record NewsTurnkey MAM-driven news production and playout solution integrates disparate newsrooms; optimizes resources and budget with federated tools that run on affordable IT hardware
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Brazil’s 24-hour news channel, Record News, has selected the Dalet Galaxy for News solution to drive an integrated news production and playout workflow for its São Paulo and Araraquara locations. Creating a single content repository for the two sites to access, the Dalet system offers Record News a story-centric news solution that features affordable IT hardware and federated tools for managing ingest, search, browse, story planning and production, news playout, continuity playout, and archiving.
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Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate at Brazil Games in Rio de Janeiro
Canon Professional Services Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment
(Melville, NY--August 29, 2016) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.
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SMPTE Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music Awards
FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music AwardsThe sheer size and variety of live locations at the 2016 VMAs puts this cutting-edge wireless intercom system to the ultimate test
Firehouse Productions, the New York/Las Vegas Audio and Communications vendor, has for the first time selected Clear-Com® FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom to connect the live production crew during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which aired live from Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The VMAs featured performances, interviews, red carpet coverage and extensive social media exposure with A-list music industry stars. Despite the massive viewership of the VMAs, expansive zones of coverage and numerous 2.4GHz devices in use simultaneously, Firehouse Productions was confident that FreeSpeak II would cover the entire MSG venue thanks to 20 integrated Transceiver Antennas and 25 wireless beltpacks.
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ATEME TITAN Powers Non Stop HD and 4K-UHD HDR Content
ATEME TITAN Powers Non Stop HD and 4K-UHD HDR ContentATEME today announced that Argentina’s Non Stop, a leader in content development for TV and audiovisual services, selected the ATEME TITAN solution to encode its HD and 4K-UHD content. The content will to be delivered to Non Stop customers in different types of file formats —like Apple ProRes .mov or JPEG 2000 IMF — matching Netflix technical specifications. On this occasion, ATEME partnered with IPLUSB, a leading provider of digital and audiovisual solutions for TV, cinema and radio in most of the Latin American countries.
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Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud WorkflowsTelestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) ideally suited to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals.
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Shuttle Rolls Out Mini PC Solution to Drive Nine Full HD Displays using Matrox C900
Shuttle Rolls Out Mini PC Solution to Drive Nine Full HD Displays using Matrox C900Shuttle Computer, one of the world’s foremost designers of small form computers, and Matrox® Graphics Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announce the integration of the Matrox C900 multi-display graphics card into the Shuttle XPC cube R81710M.
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Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café Society
Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café SocietyBaselight helps director Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro cross the bridge between film and digital for dailies and finishing
August 2016: Technicolor PostWorks New York completed the finishing on Café Society, Woody Allen’s first digital motion picture as a director, which was captured by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. The film opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in the United States last month.
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Object Matrix Announce Added Flexibility To Purchase And Integrate Their Trusted Object Storage Platform At IBC 2016
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object-based storage to the media and entertainment industries today introduces the following new features and product offerings to be launched at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam:
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PRG Expands Rental Inventory With IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K Cameras
Leading Global Productions Solutions Provider Expands Options for Entertainment and Live Event Coverage, Adding Ikegami's CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras
Ikegami announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading provider of global productions solutions rental provider for entertainment and events, has added Ikegami HDK-95C/4K Full Digital Portable CMOS cameras to its Los Angeles-based inventory.
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O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that some of the ceremony videos, including the opening ceremony video for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, were created by Brazilian based O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio for editing and color grading, as well as Fusion 8 Studio for visual effects.
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Codemasters Uses DPA Microphones For DiRT Rally Audio
Codemasters, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers, has extended its use of DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphones to capture the sound of high performance cars for its latest title, DiRT Rally.
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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films
SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF FilmsContinuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.
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Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & Method
Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & MethodDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has bolstered artistic talent and production leadership in Chicago with several new hires and promotions across Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios teams co-located in its Michigan Avenue facility to meet the growing demand for its services – particularly in the area of top-quality, visual-effects-focused advertising content. Seasoned VFX producer Matthew Engel joins the Chicago team from Method Studios’ New York facility, along with newly-hired designers Matt Fultz and Tobias Mattner, and Lauren Roth has been promoted to Head of Production for the overall Chicago studio across all three creative teams.
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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RED and surfer Announce: REDirect surf 2015
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine have come together to announce the official launch of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing 12 of the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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World’s Biggest and Best Dance Events Take Advantage of wysiwyg R33
World’s Biggest and Best Dance Events Take Advantage of wysiwyg R33SDO Design Previsualizes Sensation, Tomorrowworld and Tomorrowland Dance Events Globally
Creating new and breath taking lighting designs, enjoyed by audiences of hundreds of thousands attending the world’s biggest and best dance events including Sensation, "Tomorrowland" and "Tomorrowworld" is by no means a small challenge for any lighting design company.
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The Look Expands Services Globally with DaVinci Resolve
Leading post facility The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house post production capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real time remote grading capabilities.
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Christie Positioned For Continued Engineering and Product Innovation and Leadership with New Appointments; Executive VPs and Vice President Named
Jennifer Smith Heads Global Market Solutions; Mike Esch heads Global Engineering and Ihor Stech, Operations
Christie®, the global leader in helping customers create the world’s best shared experiences, today announced several senior management appointments for its product and solutions management, engineering and operations’ functions.
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