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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVERBlackmagic Design today announced that Director of Photography David Ortkiese used Micro Cinema Cameras and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders to capture and monitor in-vehicle and exterior camera shots for season two of NBC's hit series “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - as they set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.
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FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
High Performance, Lightweight Cinema Lenses for the X Series Line of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 cinema lenses for X Mount, new additions to the X Series line of interchangeable lenses.
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SMPTE's 'Magic and Miracles' Book Now Shipping
SMPTE's 'Magic and Miracles' Book Now Shipping
Deluxe 350-Page Hardcover Book Uses Images, Essays, and Interviews to Document a Century of Moving Imaging Science and Technology
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that "Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Imaging Science and Technology," a full-color, hardcover book documenting a century of innovation fueled by SMPTE's standards work, is now shipping. The book will remain available at its pre-order price — $59.94 for SMPTE Members and $75 for non-members — through March 15.
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The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wins Year’s Top Virtual Cinematography Honors, Recognizing Work by The Third Floor and Framestore
Artists at international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Dance/Opening Fight. The award was presented to nominees James Baker (previs/postvis supervisor) and Steven Lo (previs lead) of THE THIRD FLOOR and nominees Alvise Avati (animator) and Robert Stipp (lighting technical director) of Framestore, representing the companies’ extensive digital cinematography work.
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AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
The Mobile TV Group mobile unit houses 14 AJA FS-HDRs for real time HDR conversion and 4K/UltraHD/HD frame synchronization as well as 12 AJA FS1-Xs and 12 AJA UDCs for HD up, down, cross-conversion and frame-synching.
Piecing together the right combination of equipment for a mobile production truck is challenging, but establishing a workflow for a 4K/UltraHD HDR truck is a whole new ball game, one that Mobile TV Group’s (MTVG) Peter Wehner excels at. As Director of Engineering, Wehner is one of the architects behind MTVG’s 30 mobile production units, which service more than 4,000 sporting and entertainment productions a year for CBS, CNBC, Fox and DIRECTV, among others.
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12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World Cup
12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World CupBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based production company UVN built a 12G-SDI workflow for the 4K60p live broadcast and HD stream of the Slackline World Cup Japan 2017. The workflow was built with HyperDeck Studio 12G, Teranex Mini 12G-SDI converters and a number of other Blackmagic Design broadcast products, including the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Blackmagic Web Presenter.
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Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Wirecast systems help deliver HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to the Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3, and Facebook Live
The streaming media revolution has thrust the nation’s top college athletics departments into the role of full-fledged college sports broadcast networks. Using Telestream Wirecast live streaming production software, the athletics department at Cornell University is able to meet the challenge, delivering HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to ESPN3, Facebook Live and the Ivy League Digital Network, a 9-channel Internet sportscasting service that broadcasts Ivy League games.
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Dalet Headlines IMF and Orchestrated Workflows at BVE 2018
Dalet Headlines IMF and Orchestrated Workflows at BVE 2018
Experts and leaders in global file format discuss best practices and technology for production and delivery across enterprise content supply chain
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will showcase its enterprise media asset management and orchestration solutions at the upcoming BVE 2018 event on stand H19. Experts will be available to discuss critical IMF and orchestration workflows trends within the content supply chain and specifically how Dalet solutions can manage and scale IMF package production and distribution, allowing facilities to lower costs and industrialize processes.
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Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power Gear
Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power GearNewly available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film, the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery packs a big punch in a small package. Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the battery comes in two versions, 38Wh and 75Wh, and is capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for hours.
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Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital to feature Core and Digital Media Hub at NAB 2018
At the 2018 NAB Show, Wazee Digital will highlight Digital Media Hub, a powerful, centralized, software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solution that allows video content to be captured and made immediately available for global access. Through Digital Media Hub's elegant user interface, customers can acquire, distribute, enhance, license, and publish metadata-enriched media gleaned from production, postproduction, marketing, and even live-event environments.
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MORNING READY Continues SAM Success In Morning News Promotion
MORNING READY Continues SAM Success In Morning News Promotion
Package includes Full Song/60s/30s/20s/15s/10s and IDs.
Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leader in Sonic Branding®, has announced the launch of “Morning Ready.” Previous morning image campaigns from Stephen Arnold Music, which include “All About Early,” “Waking Up My Day” and “Everywhere I Go,” have enjoyed success in more than 100 markets. “Morning Ready,” the latest in this popular series, provides local stations with a cost-effective marketing toolkit to maximize their morning promotions.
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213 Musical Artists Call on Congress to Pass CLASSICS Act and Fix Pre-1972 Loophole for Legacy Artists
213 Musical Artists Call on Congress to Pass CLASSICS Act and Fix Pre-1972 Loophole for Legacy Artists
Music Organizations and Artists Press Congress to Consolidate Widely Backed Music Licensing Reforms Into Single Bill
An unprecedented coalition of 213 musical artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, called upon the U.S. Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act, bipartisan legislation pending in both the House and Senate to address one of copyright law’s most glaring loopholes.
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Sound Devices Acquires UK Wireless Manufacturer Audio Limited
Sound Devices Acquires UK Wireless Manufacturer Audio LimitedSound Devices, LLC is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Audio Limited, the UK manufacturer and developer of high-performance wireless microphone systems. Audio Ltd., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sound Devices, continues to operate out of its Watford, UK offices with Kishore Patel and Lee Stone continuing as managing director and technical director, respectively.
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Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
See Signum on the Storm Broadcast stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Munich based company Signum has appointed Storm Broadcast as sole distributor for its products in the UK and Ireland. Signum Bildtechnik is a German company specialised in image processing equipment for TV studios and broadcasters, playlist management and playout solutions, with sales in Europe, North America, Latin America and India and a strong relationship for over 15 years with Germany's largest broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
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SMPTE Members Bring Rich Expertise to BVE 2018
SMPTE Members Bring Rich Expertise to BVE 2018
Impressive Depth and Breadth of BVE Sessions Reflect Significant Organizational Support From the Society and Its Members in the UK
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that numerous SMPTE members will be presenting at BVE 2018, which runs Feb. 27 to March 1 in London. More than 40 SMPTE Sustaining Members will also be exhibiting with stands at the event.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South AustraliaRising Sun Pictures continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfill VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the successful programs to meet the growing global demand for world-class VFX graduates. The highly-regarded courses aid aspiring artists to make the leap from the classroom to the production floor.
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New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve
New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Half-Life” and “Maturity,” two new television pilots to air in January on New York City (NYC) Media, were edited and graded using DaVinci Resolve 14. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema chose the two shows for development over 300 other scripts to be broadcast to the more than 18 million households that receive NYC Media.
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The Colonie Expands Editorial, Motion Design, VFX Capabilities With Signing of Multiple Talent
The Colonie Expands Editorial, Motion Design, VFX Capabilities With Signing of Multiple Talent
The Editorial, VFX, Motion Design House Responds To Uptick in Broadcast and Social Media Work with the Hirings and Promotions, Kicking off the New Year with An Expanded Range of Offerings
The Colonie began the new year with multiple hires and a senior level promotion, growing its motion design and editorial departments, and broadening the scope of its client services with the addition of an associate producer. The company's expansion has been ongoing, but the impetus for this cluster of new signings was last year's spike in broadcast and digital media projects.
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Telestream Unveils Unique Workflows and Processes that Ensure Video Quality from Creation to Delivery at NAB 2018
Telestream Unveils Unique Workflows and Processes that Ensure Video Quality from Creation to Delivery at NAB 2018
Streamlined workflows for content creation, packaging, QC, and live and on-demand streaming for content creators and distributors across the media production and distribution pipeline
At NAB 2018, on booth SL3316, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will be demonstrating a range of solutions that seamlessly move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout. As processing and distribution of content in a multi-platform world becomes more complex, it’s never been more important to create efficiencies through automaton and leverage the scalability of the cloud and virtualization to maximize revenue.
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BHV Broadcast Revolutionizes Power and Data Connectivity with Launch of Video Ghost dx at NAB 2018
BHV Broadcast Revolutionizes Power and Data Connectivity with Launch of Video Ghost dx at NAB 2018
Next Generation Power and Data Transmission System Goes Further Over Coax, Accommodates More Applications with Bi-directional Data Link, and now Features 4K Support
BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of Video Ghost, a multi-award-winning product and part of the Media Ghost platform, is launching a significantly enhanced next-generation version of the revolutionary power solution this spring. At NAB 2018, Video Ghostdx will make its US debut with a game-changing feature set that dramatically expands its capabilities, and extends its appeal from cameras and monitors to include PTZ heads, or any unit or application requiring a reliable power source and data link. Attendees can see Video Ghostdx on CueScript’s Booth #C2622.
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flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
Highly Popular Tripod Now Features New Dolly and Carry Handle Accessories
Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today announced that their all-new flowtech™ camera tripod technology has been named "Best Tripod of 2017" by world-renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech Retreat
Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech RetreatFortium, a leading provider of digital solutions for film, television and broadcast, will present its latest tools and strategies for protecting sensitive media content at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, February 19-23, in Palm Desert, California.
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Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HDBlackmagic Design today announced that Maryland’s Hood College has built its new Communication Arts Video Production Studio and Control Room using Blackmagic Design’s line of live production products, including an ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for live switching and camera control, and a Blackmagic Web Presenter for streaming content to YouTube.
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February Colourgrading Training with Dado Valentic at AbelCine Los Angeles
February Colourgrading Training with Dado Valentic at AbelCine Los Angeles
One Day Commercials Masterclass, February 26 at AbelCine Los Angeles, with two-day Film and TV Productions Masterclass on February 27-28
This Masterclass combines online learning with a one-day classroom-based practical training session. You will work on a commercial from preparation for grading, through to the final deliverables for multiple platforms: TV, online, outdoors and in-store. We will focus on a very important aspect of beauty treatments and motion picture retouching. Apart from the obvious color grading work, we will also take an extensive look at the business of Commercials and Digital Content Colour Grading and how to be successful regardless of one’s physical location. We will provide computers and all necessary materials for completion of the course.
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Anevia Unveils Cloud Monitoring Platform And Scrambling Over Coax Support For Head-end
Anevia Unveils Cloud Monitoring Platform And Scrambling Over Coax Support For Head-end
New features for Anevia’s Flamingo head-end enable additional security and better management capabilities for hospitality industry
Anevia, a leading provider in software head-ends for live and on-demand TV, has released the latest firmware update for its Flamingo head-end solution, which includes support for scrambling over coaxial connections and a bespoke cloud monitoring platform.
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Oscar® Panel of Nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators to Participate in Discussion on March 3
Oscar® Panel of Nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators to Participate in Discussion on March 3This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water will discuss their craft at the 12th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and Set Decorators Society of America in association with the American Cinematheque on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. The panel, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and is free to the public. RSVPs are recommended at: www.eventbrite.com/42434317185.
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RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
Hardware and software provider to bring powerful and affordable solutions for applications ranging from TV and radio broadcast to Internet stations, government facilities and houses of worship
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, will demonstrate a line-up of “K.I.S.S.” solutions at NAB 2018. Each product focuses on the company’s mission to “Keep It Super Simple”, combining powerful but simple to use feature sets and functionality that insure high-quality production for TV, radio and Internet – on a budget that virtually anyone can afford. Demonstrations of RUSHWORKS’ products will be active in Booth SL 11216.
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Piksel Demonstrates Commitment to Content Security with Digital Production Partnership Accreditation
Piksel Demonstrates Commitment to Content Security with Digital Production Partnership AccreditationPiksel today announced that it has been awarded the Digital Production Partnership’s Committed to Security mark for both Broadcast and Production environments. The certification is based on adherence to a checklist of security technologies, testing and best practices, and is designed to prevent content from falling into the hands of illegal distributors.
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Pink dazzles with Sennheiser Digital 6000 series at Super Bowl 52
Pink dazzles with Sennheiser Digital 6000 series at Super Bowl 52Despite record-setting freezing temperatures, professional football fans had a lot to cheer about during Super Bowl 52 as incumbent champions the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for the coveted national title — which drew over 100 million viewers and 67,612 live audience members. PiNK set the tone for the evening with a dazzling one-minute, 53 second rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, sung through her Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone system.
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Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
THE NEW FEATURE FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR PETER LYNCH, STARRING KATHLEEN MUNROE, DAVID ALPAY, BENJAMIN AYRES, JORIS JARSKY, CARA GEE, MELANIE SCROFANO AND STEPHEN McHATTIE
108 Media, in association with MEI: Media Events Innovation, is pleased to announce Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary have been added to the theatrical rollout for the premiere of Birdland, a post-noir thriller directed by award-winning Peter Lynch (Cyberman, Project Grizzly, Arrowhead).
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Crystal Vision brings SMPTE 2110 Apps to the 2018 NAB Show
Crystal Vision brings SMPTE 2110 Apps to the 2018 NAB ShowIn Booth N2516 at the 2018 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Designed for smaller projects and ideal for housing MARBLE-V1, the new Vision 1 1U frame brings further flexibility to the Vision frame system and incorporates the usual Vision benefits including numerous signal outputs. Crystal Vision will also be showing the keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches from its well-established Indigo frame system, including the acclaimed Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer which in addition to gaining new features has been significantly reduced in price – opening up its high quality chroma keying to systems that previously had to rely on the chroma keyer in their mixers.
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Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
ETC unveils “AI, A Primer for Entertainment”, unique program of engaging panels
In its engaging sophomore outing, HPA’s Tech Retreat eXtra (TR-X) will launch the HPA Tech Retreat 2018 during a half-day, expert led pre-conference event entitled Everything You Thought You Knew About Artificial Intelligence in M&E and What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know. TR-X will take place on Monday, the 19th of February in Palm Desert, CA at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat 2018. Registration for TR-X is required, and can be added to HPA Tech Retreat registration, or as standalone attendance.
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Cinegy brings its latest, most sophisticated production modules to Trams at BVE 2018 
Cinegy brings its latest, most sophisticated production modules to Trams at BVE 2018 Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that its Cinegy Air PRO Bundle, Cinegy Multiviewer, and Cinegy Capture PRO will be among products and services featuring on the Trams stand (F14) at BVE 2018 at ExCel London from 27 February – 1 March.
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Epson Unveils World's First 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and a New Compact 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Model
Epson Unveils World's First 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and a New Compact 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Model
Epson's 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Projectors Designed to Meet the Demands of Rental and Staging with Features Such As Swappable Interface Boards and Compatibility with Existing Epson Projector Lenses
PRNewswire/ -- (ISE 2018, Epson Booth #1-H90) – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the world's first 12,000 lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector, the Pro L12000Q. Epson also adds the compact Pro L20000U to its large venue projector line, boasting 20,000 lumens of color and white brightness1 and WUXGA resolution. Epson's new 3LCD laser projectors will be on display at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam from Feb. 6-9 at Epson's booth, #1-H90.
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Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant Expansion
Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant ExpansionLA-based Stun, an award winning entertainment industry content studio, ad agency, and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered its Social Media Content Team, and invested in a new brand strategy firm. The announcements, coinciding with the company’s 18th anniversary, were made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Principals & Co-Founders.
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Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS Game
Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS GameBlackmagic Design announced today that Five for Co. Ltd. has built a system for their new original interactive VR game, “Circle of Saviors,” using Blackmagic products, including ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD. The game includes one of the first introductions of Mixed Reality (MR) technology, which allows for live, free moving VR game play by the main player, and a second player using MR.
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Writer/Director HaZ Dulull’s Debut Feature Film THE BEYOND Delivered with Blackmagic Design
Writer/Director HaZ Dulull’s Debut Feature Film THE BEYOND Delivered with Blackmagic Design
The Beyond was shot on URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro and edited and colour graded using DaVinci Resolve 14
Blackmagic Design today announced that writer and director Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, has completed his first feature-length film, ‘The Beyond’, which was edited and graded in DaVinci Resolve 14. Furthermore, the sci-fi documentary film was shot exclusively with digital film cameras from Blackmagic Design, including the URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro.
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Framestore Delivers Action and Entertainment for Super Bowl LII
Framestore Delivers Action and Entertainment for Super Bowl LIIFramestore helped make ‘This is Pepsi’ pop for Super Bowl LII. As partners with Pepsi, Creators League Studio and Director Hanna Maria Heidrich, Framestore was integral to the film’s creation - from handling shoot supervision through to all clean-up, with visual effects and multiple versioning for the final Super Bowl delivery. The resulting film is a fitting ode to Pepsi’s monumental role in pop culture over the years, and debuts at one of America’s biggest cultural touchstones: the Super Bowl. Read more here.
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Christie Terra delivers end-to-end 4K AV-Over-IP solution at ISE 2018
Christie Terra delivers end-to-end 4K AV-Over-IP solution at ISE 2018PRNewswire/ -- Christie® is delighted to be bringing its Terra lineup of products to ISE for the first time. Terra comprises an expanding series of transmitters, receivers, control hardware and software that enables the design and integration of Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE)-compliant systems in a simple, flexible, highly-scalable and affordable package. With Terra, Christie offers a complete native 4K, 4:4:4 content delivery, from player to display. Terra helps customers leverage the benefits of the SDVoE™ Alliance, which promises a standardized approach to maximize the scale, scope and user-experience of AV-over-IP system architecture and performance.
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Christie to showcase Crimson 3DLP laser phosphor projectors at ISE 2018
Christie to showcase Crimson 3DLP laser phosphor projectors at ISE 2018PRNewswire/ -- The new Christie® Crimson Series of 3DLP® laser phosphor projectors will be on show at ISE 2018, delivering up to 25,000 ISO lumens, 60Hz processing, and Christie BoldColor Technology in a compact and rugged package with a low cost of ownership for rental, staging and fixed installation customers. For further cost savings, customers can upgrade from their existing Christie M Series and J Series to experience the lamp-free technology of the Crimson WU25 and HD25 without needing to purchase new lenses.
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DM Digital Upgrades to PlayBox Technology Neo
DM Digital Upgrades to PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology Limited on Booth N4520 at NAB 2018, Las Vegas, April 9-12
DM Digital, a UK-based television channel with a popular following in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania, is the latest in a long line of broadcasters upgrading their playout infrastructure to latest-generation Neo solutions from PlayBox Technology.
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Draper Brings Silent Partner™ to ISE 2018
Draper Brings Silent Partner™ to ISE 2018Today’s digital projectors can put out a lot of heat, and cooling fan noise can be a big distraction—especially with shorter throw distances putting the projector closer to the audience. Thanks to Draper’s new Silent Partner™, projector heat and noise are no longer a problem. The Silent Partner™ is a projector enclosure designed to hold projectors from 5,000—15,000 ANSI lumens.
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Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokai University built a new 4K60p studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create world class 4K programming.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Match v2 for After Effects and Premiere Pro
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Match v2 for After Effects and Premiere Pro
New release includes automatic color matching for multiple shot and multicam shoots
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award® winning software, announces the release of RE:Match® v2 for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe® Premiere Pro®, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC Expo
Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC ExpoPanavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds on the success of the Millennium DXL and benefits from Panavision’s unique and storied partnership with cinematographers, whose real-world experience and input are manifested in the DXL2’s many significant advances.
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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson
MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent JohnsonVeteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard.
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InfoTrends Explores the Potential and Promise of Personalized Video in Customer Communications
Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends Explores the Potential and Promise of Personalized Video in Customer Communications
As customer communications simultaneously expand to new digital channels and become more personalized, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends has embarked on a dedicated global study into consumer interest in receiving personalized videos. The study encompasses consumer insight from Australia, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each input and much more.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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tvONE Introduces HDMI 4-port output module for CORIOmaster at ISE 2018
tvONE Introduces HDMI 4-port output module for CORIOmaster at ISE 2018
ISE Show Preview Amsterdam. February 6-9 2018. Stand 1-M130
tvONE™ (www.tvone.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, will introduce a HDMI 4-port output module for CORIOmaster, providing the 4RU C3-540 CORIOmaster video wall processor with up to 56 outputs, at ISE 2018 (Stand 1-M130).
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Sennheiser Delivers Winning Wireless At 2018 Grammy Awards
Sennheiser Delivers Winning Wireless At 2018 Grammy AwardsBroadcast live on January 28, the 60th Annual Grammy® Awards delivered all the excitement and drama audiences have come to expect from the music industry’s marquee event. Audio specialist Sennheiser played a pivotal role in the success of the evening with 20 channels of its digital wireless technology and four channels of its analog wireless technology in use by several of the biggest artists in the industry. Among the night’s Sennheiser users was Album of the Year and Record of the Year winner Bruno Mars. All of the Sennheiser-utilizing artists’ unfettered performances stirred a packed house at New York City’s Madison Square Garden as well as the millions watching live on television across the country and around the world.
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Densitron announces US broadcasting debut at NAB 2018
Densitron Makes US Broadcast Debut with New Advanced Displays, Monitors and Industry Solutions
Introducing its innovative optical products and solutions to the US broadcast market for the first time, Densitron (stand C9032), a creator of display technology and a global leader in monitor and embedded computing solutions, will be demonstrating its new strategic commitment to the industry. Its stand will highlight a rich selection of displays with exceptionally high resolution, contrast and brightness, featuring some of the most advanced display and touchscreen technology available. It will also introduce a series of ‘firsts’ for NAB including a new single board computer and an unparalleled, broadcast-focused family of display products to be launched at the show (details to be released later).
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tvONE Announces Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Format, Modular AV Matrix Routers with 4K Capability at ISE 2018
tvONE Announces Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Format, Modular AV Matrix Routers with 4K Capability at ISE 2018
ISE Show Preview Amsterdam. February 6-9 2018. Stand 1M-130
tvONE™ (www.tvone.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting edge professional video and multimedia processing equipment, will introduce at ISE 2018 (Stand 1-M130) a range of new features and modules for the C3-340 CORIO®matrix (4RU) and C3310 CORIO®matrix mini (1RU). This latest CORIOmatrix release is designed for installs needing to easily integrate mixed AV sources such as SDI, IP streams (coming soon), 4K HDMI and legacy formats in a single device at very low latency. Additionally, the new MX-6588 4K60 HDR 8x8 HDMI Matrix will be revealed; a 1RU matrix router that supports 4K60 4:4:4 and HDR along with 7.1 digital audio.
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RED Weapon with Monstro 8K VV Sensor at BSC Expo
RED Weapon with Monstro 8K VV Sensor at BSC Expo
Expo presentations highlight benefits of high resolution together with RED's RAW workflow
RED Digital Cinema® is showcasing its latest sensor technology, MONSTRO 8K VV, on Stand 426 at the BSC Expo, running Feb. 2-3 at the Battersea Evolution. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail. The new cinematic, full-frame WEAPON® camera with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor that launched in October 2017 is now available for purchase.
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Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live
Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook LiveFlorida International University Uses Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live Monarch H.264 encoders enable remote students to participate in on-campus activities.
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Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Catch the Red Carpet Live Stream on Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 PM PST
For the first time, the annual Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Awards Red Carpet will be live-streamed from Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, January 27th beginning at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET. Hosted by Emmy®-winning Production Designers James Pearse Connelly (The Voice) and Cat Smith (Transparent), the ADG Red Carpet Live Stream is co-produced by American Cinematheque, SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film, and IngleDodd Media.
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New Wave Entertainment Delivers Murder on the Orient Express Ad Campaign with Fairlight
New Wave Entertainment Delivers Murder on the Orient Express Ad Campaign with FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that New Wave Entertainment used its Fairlight DAWs for sound design on the advertising campaign for 20th Century Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Based upon the novel by Agatha Christie, the film follows thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect as mysteries unfold during a lavish journey through Europe.
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Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves the Virtual Reality World of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander and his creatures for the latest virtual reality release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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Telestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership Team
Telestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership Team
Now organized into two business units: Media Workflow and Production business unit, and Video Quality and Monitoring and Analytics business unit
Following the appointment of Scott Puopolo as CEO in October, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced a new corporate structure and the expansion of its senior leadership team with a number of new senior appointments.
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Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform Monitor
Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform MonitorAlix Milan, founder and Managing Director of I Love Hue Ltd, is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production creatives investing in Leader's LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor via European reseller Thameside TV. I Love Hue specialises in providing digital imaging and colour workflow services for feature films and commercials. The LV5333 is being deployed across wide range of activities including feature production, music videos and commercials.
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Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition (UHD)
Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition (UHD)
Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc Authoring in Europe
Pixelogic, the innovative global provider of localization and distribution services, has announced that their London operation is the first facility in Europe to offer Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray authoring with their proprietary Dolby Vision authoring toolsets.
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MultiDyne Named 2017 Technical and Engineering Emmy® Award Winner
MultiDyne Named 2017 Technical and Engineering Emmy® Award Winner
Company recognized for groundbreaking portable broadcast test signal generator that launched the company four decades ago
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will be honored at the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards in Las Vegas for its pioneering development of a portable, battery-powered audio/video test signal generator. MultiDyne President Frank Jachetta will accept the award alongside 25 other honorees at the April 8, 2018 event, which coincides with the start of the NAB Show.
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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale: digitizing up to 15,000 feet a day of 35mm footage at slightly above 4K resolution
FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through their interplanetary production from dailies to color grade. Services included a customized workflow for dailies, editorial and VFX support, conform, and a color pipeline that incorporated all camera formats (film and file based) while adhering to critical studio guidelines.
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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Supervising Sound Editor Joel Shryack led the sound team alongside Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Julian Slater and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell
In Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji. Director Jake Kasdan has introduced many clever twists to the action-adventure, and that created plenty of opportunities for the film’s sound crew to get creative with sound. All sound services were completed at Sony Pictures Post Production Services.
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Dan Hammond Appointed to Lead Panavision Hollywood
Returning Panavision veteran is also associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), as well as a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)
Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect.
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Kirstin Maldonado's New Music Video "Naked" Shot with 15 Blackmagic Design Cameras Shooting Simultaneously
Blackmagic Design today announced that global singing sensation Kirstin Maldonado’s new music video was shot using 15 Blackmagic Design cameras. The video, shot for her new song “Naked,” included a number of URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, as well as Micro Cinema Cameras, Pocket Cinema Cameras and a Studio Camera 4K, all shooting simultaneously.
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Cinegy Air Cloud Pack now available on Microsoft Azure
Cinegy Air Cloud Pack now available on Microsoft AzureCinegy today announced that it is making its Cinegy Air Cloud Pack available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The Cinegy Air Cloud Pack includes Cinegy Air PRO Bundle with Cinegy Multiviewer. Cinegy Air PRO consists of a control panel and playout engine. The control panel is a state-of-the-art interface for control of one or more playout channels connected via TCP/IP. The Cinegy Air PRO playout engine executes the playlist provided to it and renders video and audio to air.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World Tour
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World TourBlackmagic Design today announced that Grammy-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour is using a complete Blackmagic Design live production workflow for IMAG and AV. Blackmagic Design’s Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Teranex AV standards converters are being used for image capture and signal conversion on the tour, along with several other products, including an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, MultiView 16 monitor, Smart Videohub 40x40 and Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 routers.
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SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
Educational Program Will Provide Insights Into How Newly Published Standards Suite Supports Live Production, Playout, and Other Applications in the IP Realm.
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that in March 2018, the Society will offer "Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Live Production of Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks," an educational program focused on SMPTE ST 2110. Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide attendees with the knowledge they need to help their companies make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.
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MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”
MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?”
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DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DP Haris Zambarloukos worked with Goldcrest Post to develop the film’s color science and LUTs, which were then integrated into the dailies pipeline.
Blackmagic Design today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to manage the color pipeline, including onset dailies and final grade, on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express.
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Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Additions to the creative ranks positions the L.A.-based studio to better handle increased volume of entertainment, advertising and long-form assignments.
Colorist Cullen Kelly has joined the roster of artists at Apache (www.apache.tv), the boutique color and post production studio that launched here in the summer of 2014. In addition to Kelly’s hire, the studio also announced the promotion of Colorist Quinn Alvarez from an assistant’s role to that of a full Color artist. Both moves were revealed by Apache Managing Partner LaRue Anderson.
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The End of The F•••ing World Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
The End of The F•••ing World Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Episodic television series follows two awkward teenagers who start up an unlikely romance on a road trip to escape their unhappy home lives.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the final Digital Intermediate (DI) for Channel 4’s graphic novel adaptation, “The End of The F•••ing World” was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio by London post house CHEAT.
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RED Now Accepting New Orders for Weapon Cameras with Monstro Sensors
RED Now Accepting New Orders for Weapon Cameras with Monstro Sensors
Monstro Sensors also available as sensor upgrades for existing Weapon CF owners
RED Digital Cinema® announced today its cinematic full frame WEAPON® cameras with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor is available for purchase. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology, with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.
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SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Media Over Managed IP Networks
First Four Documents of the Standards Suite Are Now Available
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks. SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications.
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AJA Names Danmon Asia as Platinum Distribution Partner
AJA Names Danmon Asia as Platinum Distribution PartnerDanmon Asia announces a distributorship agreement with AJA Video Systems which marks a deeper penetration of this award-winning manufacturer into the Vietnamese broadcast industry.
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SMPTE's Magic and Miracles book available at special pre-order price
SMPTE's Magic and Miracles book available at special pre-order price
A Perfect Holiday Gift, the Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book Documents a Century of Moving Image Science and Technology
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that "Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science and Technology" will ship in January. Documenting a century of innovation fueled by SMPTE's standards work, the richly illustrated hardcover book features more than 350 pages of historical photographs, movie stills, insider stories, and milestone events.
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BBC Wales puts Dalet at the core of its new broadcast center
BBC Wales puts Dalet at the core of its new broadcast center
BBC Wales selects Dalet Galaxy to manage assets and orchestrate workflows across new media facility
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that BBC Wales has selected the enterprise Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform to facilitate all workflows and asset management requirements at its new state-of-the-art media facility located in Cardiff, Wales. Once deployed, Dalet Galaxy will offer a centralized content repository and provide tools to orchestrate workflows and media processes across production, news, studios and delivery departments. The massive installation design and multi-year deployment will be managed by Dalet Professional Services, which will ensure customer success in the transformation journey towards agility and maximize return on investment (ROI).
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House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
Motion Capture and Animation Studio Brings in New Talent to Elevate Client Facing Experience and Custom Workflow Solutions
Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves (HOM) announced two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman as Executive Producer and Alastair Macleod as Head of Production Technology. The experienced duo is coming on board as the studio shifts to offer more custom short and long form content, and expands its motion capture technology workflows to its slate of television, feature film, video game and corporate clients.
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MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement Award
MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement AwardMTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITO
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITOBlackmagic Design announced today that its URSA Mini 4.6K was used for shooting “Obusebito,” a documentary short film about the people of a small town, Obuse, Nagano. The film was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio using a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel.
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Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
ADG's 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist John Moffitt, Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Set Designer James J. Murakami and Senior Illustrator Martin Kline join Production Designer Norm Newberry as recipients of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award. They will be honored at the 22nd Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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Ateme Partners With Interra Systems
Ateme Partners With Interra Systems
Partnership will bring Broadcast and Pay-TV Operators superior quality video experience
ATEME, a global leader in HEVC, H.264, and MPEG-2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV, and OTT today announced a technological partnership with Interra Systems, a global provider of quality control (QC), monitoring and analysis solutions to the digital media industry.
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Dalet Japan Expands Media Consultancy and Professional Services with New Solution Architect Appointment
Dalet Japan Expands Media Consultancy and Professional Services with New Solution Architect Appointment
Reona Yanagishita, expert in enterprise media workflow design and media asset management architecture, joins growing Dalet team in Tokyo
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced the addition of Reona Yanagishita to the Dalet Japan team. An expert in enterprise media workflows, Yanagishita steps into the Pre-Sales & Solution Architect position, spearheading workflow design and consultancy for Dalet’s Japan-based customers. A tech savvy expert and media industry veteran, Yanagishita brings over 10 years of experience that will strengthen Dalet’s strategic efforts in the Japanese market, and augment the value proposition to customers in the space of sports content and next-generation broadcast operations.
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MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrack
MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrackSince launching in late 2015, Seattle-based MocapNow has become a premier mocap service provider in the Pacific Northwest, delivering a range of motion capture services from full performance capture to creating custom rigs, cleaning up data, and building or optimizing external motion capture systems. The studio’s credits span feature films, video games and virtual reality productions, including HBO’s Emmy Award-winning “Westworld” VR experience, Epic Games’ “Paragon” announcement trailer and the upcoming PlayStation VR game “Golem” from Highwire, among other projects.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks
SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks
Report Addresses Current Standardization Gap and Proposes Next Steps for SMPTE and Broader Media Industry
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of the "Report of the Study Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks." The new, 52-page report investigates current and future technologies for media content flow management in professional media networks (PMN), explores user requirements, examines potential transmission methods for management commands, provides an overview of existing standards and specifications now available to the professional media industry, and offers a series of recommendations to the industry including some for future work.
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Cinegy on the “Go” in South Korea
Cinegy on the “Go” in South KoreaCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that K-Baduk in South Korea has launch it’s “Go” channel using Cinegy. Invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and far more complicated than chess, the goal of Go is for two players to literally “encircle” more territory than their opponent. It is a hugely popular board game in East Asia, so much so that regional and international matches are televised in HD – with commentary - throughout the region on multiple platforms.
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PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tv
PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tvmain.tv, one of Bavaria's leading regional broadcasters, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core playout system for its new high definition television service. Based in Aschafenburg, main.tv produces a wide range of programmes for viewers in Lower Franconia and across the Rhine-Main plain. The new system was supplied by VIDI GmbH, PlayBox Technology master distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer Tour
Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that its Teranex AV broadcast quality standards converter was used for signal conversions on American pop rock band Train’s “Play That Song” summer tour. Several additional Blackmagic Design products were also used on the tour, including a Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 router with Videohub Smart Control, HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast deck, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio 4K capture and playback device.
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Adorama Partners with Vyze to Debut New Consumer Financing Program
Adorama Partners with Vyze to Debut New Consumer Financing Program
New private-label credit program offers financing on home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio products just in time for holiday shopping
Vyze , a leader in cloud-based financing technology solutions for retailers, today announced that Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has launched a private-label credit program on the Vyze platform.
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PlayBox Technology EU debuts SubtitleNEXT at BITAM in Madrid
PlayBox Technology EU debuts SubtitleNEXT at BITAM in MadridPlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU) premieres its revolutionary multilingual captioning SubtitleNEXT suite of products that support real time capabilities for the first time in Spain at BITAM (Booth 43). BITAM is an annual industry event that brings broadcast, IT, audio and media sectors together in one space. http://www.bitamshow.com/index.asp
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
New models feature 6G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI instant lock, 3D LUTs and more
Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G‑SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‑SDI and 4K models that they replace. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$145, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is also available for US$185.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design smashes the price barrier for SDI conversion with prices starting from only $39!
Blackmagic Design today announced new lower cost USB powered micro converters, repacked without the power supply so customers can use the power supplies they already own. The new repackaged, incredibly small, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers for only US$39, and the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI is also now available for only US$45.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
The world’s first quad link 12G-SDI capture and playback card designed for high resolution, deep color high dynamic range 8K workflows!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.
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TV Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña: The Benefits of PressureTV Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña: The Benefits of Pressure
TV workflow supervisor Kylee Peña (Jane the Virgin, Colony) visits Adobe's "Make It" talk show to chat with host Jason Levine about the evolution of motion picture workflows, from the days of film and tape to our modern digital world of crazy-high shooting ratios and constantly evolving technology. She also expounds on the upside to creative constraints and tight deadlines. And don’t miss the lightning round!!!
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Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe Stock! Everybody Sing!Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe Stock! Everybody Sing!
The recent addition of Motion Graphics templates to Adobe Stock in the Creative Cloud offers immediate access to over 1000 templates for title screens, lower thirds, and transitions, with more to follow, created by some of the world’s leading motion graphics artists and mograph pioneers Digital Juice. Motion Graphics templates inside Adobe Stock also offer a new avenue for Creative Cloud artists to monetize their work, by offering their own motion graphics templates for sale. This is a multi-faceted story that dives deep into multiple parts of a rapidly expanding Creative Cloud ecosystem that doesn’t handily lend itself to brief soundbites. It does, however, lend itself to song. Everybody sing along!
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Adobe After Effects: Glitch Effects Without Using Plug-ins!Adobe After Effects: Glitch Effects Without Using Plug-ins!
Join VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger for a fun, high-energy look at how to create all sorts of digital noise, glitch, and other disturbing video effects with any version of Adobe After Effects, without using any plug-ins!
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RED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing RevolutionRED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing Revolution
Science is one thing, the real world is another, and yet beautiful things can happen when the two interact with each other. Our conversation begins with RED Digital Cinema's Graeme Nattress explaining the ways that RED's customers are shaping the company's new approaches to color science, as reflected in RED's new image processing pipeline, IPP2. From there, filmmakers Chris McKechnie and David Battistella get specific about how RED IPP2 has revolutionized their RED workflows, both in the field and in post. No hype here. Just the facts, plus some very pretty pictures, and, okay, more than a little bit of excitement in the lab, in the field, and in the edit suite.
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DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?
VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your digital cinema camera, but if you're looking for a fast, fun, integrated 4K camera drone packed with features, the Mavic Pro might be for you. This review is delivered Surfaced Studio-style, with wit, high energy, and details you won't find anywhere else.
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Sneaking on the Future of Creative Technology at Adobe MAX
Every year at MAX, we get to look into a crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s technology, especially as it relates to Adobe, may hold for us as technologists and creatives. MAX Sneaks are technology demonstrations and experiments that generally make waves beyond the walls of Adobe MAX itself. Like...
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Day 1 at Adobe MAX: Things People Said
This is my first MAX, and I naively looked at the map and my schedule and said "ah, this will be easy. It's like a fraction of the size NAB is, so I won't die!" MAX starts early, ends late, and now 11,000 steps later I feel I did not...
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VFR (Variable Frame Rate); AKA, the very F$%ked-up render
We have all seen it's face; we've all had the moment to shout the full word version of the WTF when it shows up at the upload stage; we've all seen it drop sync in editing in premiere and avid. It's the dreaded VFR!!! Background History: Digital streams from field...
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