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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
News: Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
News: Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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SNS announces three new additions to the EVO storage line-up along with support for 8TB drives
Studio Network Solutions expands their range of workflow defined shared storage for post-production teams of all sizes.
Studio Network Solutions, a leading provider of shared storage solutions for video and audio workgroups, has announced three new products in the EVO Shared Storage line-up. The new products further expand the full range of offerings that Studio Network Solutions has created for professional media workgroups.
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AJA System Test Lite Software Available For Free on the Apple Store
News: AJA System Test Lite Software Available For Free on the Apple StoreNew Version of AJA’s Popular Software Measures Disk Speed Performance
AJA Video Systems today released AJA System Test Lite, a version of the company’s popular speed test software, available today on the Apple Store. AJA System Test Lite is an Apple Store version of AJA’s free System Test cross-platform application for measuring and reporting system and storage performance.
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Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post Production
News: Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post ProductionAn innovative film editing competition debuts on May 14, 2016
Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.
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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
News: Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate ProgramTo accelerate the development of applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cogswell College is poised to become the very first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Certificate Program. Cogswell’s first courses start this summer. Recently recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as a Top Videogame Design School in North America, Cogswell College is uniquely qualified to address the challenges of creating meaningful VR/AR applications.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel SpotlightsFirst Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
News: New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot LaunchesContent Leader Relentlessly Focused On Branded Content, Immersive 360VR Story Telling And Drone Technologies; Also, Adam Cohen Named Head Of VR Production
Branded and immersive storytelling studio OffAbbothas launched. Led by Executive Producers Justin Towery and Scott Flor, OffAbbot separates itself from the creative pack thanks to a deep roster of directors and creative strategists that bring a decidedly filmic approach to digital content as well as 360 video and drone storytelling.
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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators
FXHOME (hitfilm.com) today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express (hitfilm.com/express), designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD Upgrade
News: Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD UpgradeChurch’s million-dollar control room upgrade was completed in under a week
Bakersfield, C.A.-based Valley Baptist Church built their SDI digital facility in 2005 when an HD control room wasn’t an affordable option. Last year around the tenth anniversary of its video production facility, the church decided it was time for an upgrade. Valley Baptist worked with systems integrator Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design to complete the church’s major million-dollar control room transition to HD in just six days. A major component of the upgrade was a FOR-A video production package that included: the HVS-2000 switcher, MV-4200 multi-viewer, FA-505 multi-channel signal processor, MFR-5000 routing switcher and LTS-60 media archiving server.
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Art Directors Club 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition returns to NYC, June 9 at ADC Gallery
News: Art Directors Club 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition returns to NYC, June 9 at ADC GalleryWinning work from ADC Gold, Silver and, for the first time, Bronze Cube recipients to be exhibited at ADD Gallery June 9th -- July 31
At fter three years on the road, the Art Directors Club Annual Awards makes its return to New York with the ADC 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition, taking place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the ADC Gallery.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
News: Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Game Of Thrones Exclusive, Supersession Topics and More
Global leaders head to Oxfordshire to discuss industry-critical trends; Digital Production Partnership Collocates with First PlugFest
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat UK has announced the first sessions in an expanding schedule for the event, unveiling 13 - 14 July 2016, at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The curated programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE Ltd.
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Liberty Global selects Piksel to help deliver enhanced user experience for TV customers
Piksel, a global leader in building successful online video businesses, today announces a new partnership with Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company.
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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
News: Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, winner of this year’s Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Short Subject, recently made its world premiere on HBO. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (who also won an Oscar® in 2012 of Saving Face)and edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E., the 40-minute film went through editorial conforming, final color grading and preparation for broadcast at Technicolor PostWorks New York.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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Digital Heaven announces SpeedScriber automated transcription service
SpeedScriber is currently in development with public release planned for Q3.
Digital Heaven today announced SpeedScriber, a brand new automated transcription service for content creators. Documentary filmmakers, journalists, audio and video producers all depend on reliable transcripts of their files, whether it be an interview for editing purposes or a text version of the finished product. While there are several web-based transcription services on the market, they generally offer delivery times of 24 hours or longer. SpeedScriber provides affordable and surprisingly accurate automated transcripts delivered in real-time or faster.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
News: Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
News: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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The Dawn of Dream Jobs for UniSA's Rising Sun Pictures Graduates
News: The Dawn of Dream Jobs for UniSA's Rising Sun Pictures GraduatesThe visual effects process is all about blending the perfect mix of ingredients to create a spectacular outcome. For students desperate to learn how to create exciting visual effects, the mix of theory and practical experience needs to be just right for them achieve the ultimate outcome - work in the industry.
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Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves X-FDBK Feedback Eliminator Plugin
News: Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves X-FDBK Feedback Eliminator PluginWaves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Waves X-FDBK feedback eliminator plugin. One of the most important steps before any soundcheck or show is “ringing out” the wedges and PA – pushing them to a volume that produces audible feedback, then identifying the feedback frequencies and cutting those frequencies using a graphic equalizer.
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Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Solution at Compressed System Prices at NAB Show 2016
News: Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Solution at Compressed System Prices at NAB Show 2016High-Performance 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 Signal Management for Film, Broadcast and Post-Production Applications Makes U.S. Debut in Booth SL6028
Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced the U.S. debut of its new TLX Series CATx matrix switches and extendersat NAB Show 2016, April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth SL6028.
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Square Box Systems Introduces CatDV Archive to S3 Cloud
Seamless Integration Enables Users to Archive Assets Directly Into Amazon S3 Cloud Storage From CatDV Web and Desktop UIs
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the launch of CatDV Archive to S3 Cloud. Developed in response to customers' requests to leverage cloud services in their CatDV MAM operations, this new integration enables archiving of CatDV-managed media assets and associated metadata in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), the cloud-based file-storage service offered by Amazon Web Services.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
Acclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Barco Boldly Go Into the Future of Cinema with “Star Trek Beyond” Release in Barco Escape
Digital Cinema Powerhouse Brings Multi-Screen, Panoramic Experience To Theaters This Summer
Digital cinema leader Barco and Bad Robot Productions today announced “Star Trek Beyond,” one of this year’s most anticipated films, will be released in Barco’s multi-screen theatrical format Barco Escape, bringing audiences inside the action from the interstellar franchise - like never before. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot will master a special version of the film, expanding the storytelling across three screens to unveil a thrilling new movie going experience to audiences when the film, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, releases on July 22.
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Wirecast Now Enables Professional Quality Live Video Streaming To Facebook
News: Wirecast Now Enables Professional Quality Live Video Streaming To FacebookUsers can switch between multiple cameras and add effects, green screen, lower thirds graphics and other production effects to their Facebook Live streams
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that the latest version of its popular live streaming software Wirecast now features Facebook Live as a streaming destination, allowing users to create and stream high-quality broadcasts from their computers to their Facebook timelines with just a few clicks.
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The Foundry delivers increased performance and efficiency with NUKE 10
NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of NUKE 10, designed to make artists more productive. With a focus on accelerating everyday workflows by enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas that matter most to artists, NUKE 10 delivers key new updates across the entire product range: NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX’s “Tyrant”
VFX Supervisor Ted Rae and team are applying their artistry to a jihadist war drama.
FuseFX is currently creating visual effects for season three of FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant. VFX Supervisor Ted Rae leads a veteran team of artists tasked with enhancing the show’s international settings and intensifying the combat scenes.
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Magnani Continuum Marketing, Bully Pictures Partner for National Cat's Pride® Campaign Starring Actress Katherine Heigl
News: Magnani Continuum Marketing, Bully Pictures Partner for National Cat's Pride® Campaign Starring Actress Katherine HeiglStar of “27 Dresses” and “Grey’s Anatomy” plays a couples therapist with insight into the feline mind.
In a campaign for new Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care® to launch its new, lightweight litter, Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl stars as a couples therapist with an uncanny talent for resolving relationship issues between pet owners and their cats. Four tongue-in-cheek spots were produced by Chicago-based agency Magnani Continuum Marketing in partnership with Bully Pictures, based in Santa Monica, and directed by Anne Fletcher, who previously directed Heigl in the hit comedy 27 Dresses. The campaign tagline is “Cats are Complicated. Great Litter is Simple.”
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Clippn Reimagines Media Enterprise with Dalet xN
News: Clippn Reimagines Media Enterprise with Dalet xNDalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Clippn, an online platform delivering ready-for-sale video clips to stock footage distributors, has moved its production and distribution infrastructure to the Dalet xN business solution. In partnership with Amazon Web Services, the new cloud-based infrastructure leverages the Dalet Galaxy media asset management (MAM) and Dalet AmberFin media processing platforms. Clippn, which distributes through multiple stock footage sites, is a leader in stock content distribution with a 50% global market penetration. Citing the increased demand for content across multiple screens and an industry year-over-year growth rate of nearly 30%, Clippn sought a partner who could help reimagine its operation, providing an agile infrastructure to meet contracting and expanding demands at will.
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Outsight Appoints John Virtue As General Manager
outsight appoints john virtue as general manager
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Virtue as General Manager. John will be driving Outsight revenue streams globally with a focus on the APAC region. Other key functions include enhancing operational strategy and delivering senior consultancy for customers.
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NAB 2016: PESA Expands Product Offerings, Solidifies Support for IP-Based Workflows
News: NAB 2016: PESA Expands Product Offerings, Solidifies Support for IP-Based Workflows PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will share important technology announcements and debut several products at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL4621), which runs through April 21 in Las Vegas, Nev. The company will also demonstrate its Cheetah Flex IP integrated routing environment, as well as expanded capabilities for its unique PESA Live Services system for private and webcast streaming presentations.
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Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive Technology
News: Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive TechnologyObject Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry, announces a partnership with Sony to provide tightly integrated nearline storage, business continuity and master library solutions.
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Colorist Society International is launched
First Professional Association For Motion Picture Colorists Launched
Motion Picture and Television Colorists Jim Wicks and Kevin Shaw are excited to announce the first professional association for colorists with the launch of Colorist Society International. Colorist Society International (also known as CSI) is the first organization devoted exclusively to furthering and honoring the professional achievements of the colorist community.
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Focusrite Displays Full Range of Audio Network Solutions for Broadcasters at NAB
News: Focusrite Displays Full Range of Audio Network Solutions for Broadcasters at NABAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Focusrite will be displaying its full range of audio network solutions for broadcast applications at its exhibition booth, #C9145.
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Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facility
News: Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facilityCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, animation and effects, today announced that Cinegy’s Air Pro platform plays a central role in Deluxe MediaCloud’s new Australian software-defined broadcast platform.
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NAB 2016: Broadcast Pix to Acquire ioGates
News: NAB 2016: Broadcast Pix to Acquire ioGatesExpands Portfolio of Cloud-Based, IP Workflow, and Media Management Technologies and Solutions
Broadcast Pix™ today announced it intends to acquire ioGates, a leading innovator in cloud-based video production with more than a decade’s experience in Web-based video management, conversion, and collaboration. The companies are finalizing details of the agreement, which began with a strong partnership established during the development of the recently announced BPNet™ solution from Broadcast Pix. Representatives of ioGates will participate in demonstrations at the Broadcast Pix booth (SL7627) during the 2016 NAB Show, which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Maximum Compatibility - the Sennheiser EK 6042 Two-Channel Camera Receiver
News: Maximum Compatibility - the Sennheiser EK 6042 Two-Channel Camera ReceiverNAB 2016 marks the US launch of Sennheiser’s [booth N5729] brand-new EK 6042 slot-in camera receiver, which was previewed earlier at IBC. The true-diversity, two-channel EK 6042 can work with analogue and digital Sennheiser transmitters or – a world first – a mix thereof, across a bandwidth of 184 MHz. It is an ideal partner to Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range Digital 9000 series and all analogue transmitters that feature HiDyn plus or HDX companders. The EK 6042 auto-configures for these transmitters via IR, saving set-up time and hassle for broadcast and filming crews who place a high value on sound quality and wireless reliability.
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The Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher Keeps Video Presentations at the CUE 2016 National Educational Conference Moving Seamlessly
News: The Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher Keeps Video Presentations at the CUE 2016 National Educational Conference Moving SeamlesslyTwo V-800HD units were used to manage a wide range of video formats for both LED and projection video for the event’s keynotes and other presentations, serving as critical communications hubs for the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the U.S.
The CUE 2016 National Conference, which took place March 17-19 in Palm Springs, CA, is the largest education technology conference in California, and for over 35 years has been among the largest in the United States. It draws educators, technology coordinators, administrators and other education professionals who are looking to see how technology can more deeply support student achievement. They come from all over the country, and often with a dizzying array of video formats for presentations that take place one after the other. In an environment where presentations need to be seamless and the technology needs to be at the leading edge, yet work within budget, the Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher is the required solution. The V-800HD is a true multi-format video mixer, not requiring input sources to be matched to output resolutions: every input has its own broadcast-quality scaler that can individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom each source as needed for the output resolution chosen.
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Shareablee Announces Partnership with Frankly at NAB Show
Frankly to provide Shareablee's social media data through its CMS product
Shareablee Inc., the leading social media benchmarking and predictive analytics firm that partners with broadcasters CBS, NBC, ESPN, FOX News and CNN, among others, today announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that it has formed a partnership with fellow NAB PILOT Program member Frankly, a leading Content Management System (CMS) provider in the broadcast industry. The partnership will give Frankly's clients insight into their social media performance across their owned properties and competitors, including an understanding of their top content and why it outperforms others.
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AccuWeather Debuts StormDirector+, All-New Weather System for Broadcasting
News: AccuWeather Debuts StormDirector+, All-New Weather System for BroadcastingAt 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show, See how StormDirector+ provides the most complete, fully-customizable local weather presentations with Superior Accuracy at AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces the launch of StormDirector+™, the all-new weather system that provides the most interactive, customizable, and complete local weather presentations with Superior Accuracy™ to television stations. AccuWeather demonstrates StormDirector+ live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show through April 21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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Flexing the Power of Dalet Galaxy at NAB 2016
News: Flexing the Power of Dalet Galaxy at NAB 2016More than 3,000 broadcast and media professionals rely on the mature and proven architecture of Dalet Galaxy for advanced workflows every day
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, is showcasing the power of Dalet Galaxy at the 2016 NAB Show, taking place from April 18-21 in Las Vegas (booth SL3905). With 20% of the 15,000+ Dalet end users migrated to Dalet Galaxy, the well-established Media Asset Management (MAM) platform has transformed news, sports, production, program and archive workflows for more than 35 high-profile media organizations and broadcasters worldwide. “Maturity combined with the proven performance of Dalet Galaxy has given our customers the confidence to implement some of the most innovative and advanced workflows we see on the media market today,” comments Stephane Schlayen, COO, Dalet. “By converging workflows and operations through Dalet Galaxy, our customers realize enormous production and business efficiency gains. Dalet Galaxy also gives them the technical finesse to harness emerging technologies that enable the next step in media creation, production and distribution. This NAB we applaud our customers for the many diverse workflows and innovations they have achieved using the Dalet Galaxy platform.”
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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ATTO Technology Announces Mac OS X® driver Support for FastFrame™ 40GbE NICs
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, today announced Mac OS X® driver support for its FastFrame™ 40GbE Network Interface Cards. General availability for ATTO’s 40GbE OS X driver is expected in Q3 2016.
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New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan
News: New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScanARRI is complementing its latest generation of high-speed ballasts with the new EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan. Designed for the ARRI M40 and other 2.5 kW or 4 kW daylight fixtures, it incorporates innovative features and allows filming speeds of more than 1,000 fps.
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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
News: ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera Functionality
News: LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera FunctionalityARRI’s Electronic Control System (ECS) is a versatile, modular toolset for wireless remote control of any camera and any lens. Bringing immediate benefits to ALEXA Mini shooters, ARRI is introducing two new ECS products: LCUBE CUB-1 and cforce plus Lens Motor.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
News: ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red Gear
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red GearARRI's Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) bring the high quality design and durability that ARRI is known for to cameras from other manufacturers. ARRI is pleased to announce new accessories are available for RED DSMC2, Sony α7S/R II and Panasonic VariCam LT.
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ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of Trinity
News: ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of TrinityARRI has taken over the artemis range of camera stabilizers from Sachtler/the Vitec Group and at NAB 2016 is demonstrating an improved version of the ground-breaking Trinity system.
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IPV News: Curator Content Factory MAM system extension to Adobe Premiere CC
News: IPV News: Curator Content Factory MAM system extension to Adobe Premiere CCNew integration allows editors and post-production teams to monitor assets and metadata from multiple sources in real-time
On its NAB booth (#N4520), UK-based media asset management and technology specialist, IPV, will demonstrate a new extension between its Curator media asset management (MAM) system and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. The new Curator extension features an intuitive User Interface (UI) offering users a seamless transition to the Adobe Premiere Pro editing platform.
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Deluxe Launches Industry First Software-Defined TV Playout At SBS Australia
News: Deluxe Launches Industry First Software-Defined TV Playout At SBS AustraliaOne year after announcing their partnership, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have successfully delivered – ahead of schedule – the first software-defined TV channel in Asia Pacific. Deluxe will showcase its software-defined playout capability and more at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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Tektronix Unlocks End-to-End ABR Monitoring
News: Tektronix Unlocks End-to-End ABR MonitoringNew Adaptive Bit Rate Decryption for Sentry ABR Delivers Real-Time QoS, QoE and PVQ Monitoring for Multiscreen Services
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, has unlocked end-to-end ABR monitoring with today's unveiling of decryption and decode functionality for the Sentry ABR video quality monitoring platform. The new Sentry ABR capabilities will be demonstrated in Booth #SU5006 at NAB Show, taking place April 18-21 in Las Vegas.
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Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NAB
News: Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NABLight Field imaging leader uses Incom components in world's first Light Field Solution for Film and Television, Lytro Cinema
Incom, the world's largest supplier of glass and polymer fiber optic solutions, empowers digital display innovation. At the NAB Show, Incom announced that Lytro, the leader in Light Field technology, uses Incom components in Lytro Cinema, the world's first Light Field solution for film and broadcast. The breakthrough capture system enables the complete virtualization of the live action camera—transforming creative camera controls from fixed on set decisions to computational post-production processes—and allows for traditionally impossible shots.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show
News: AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters ShowSee how CampaignTrail makes election coverage faster, easier, and more effective than ever before at AccuWeather booth #SL6010
PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Headquarters -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces all-new CampaignTrail™, the break-through election application now available for StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. AccuWeather is demonstrating CampaignTrail live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IP
News: Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IPBlackmagic Design is now an adopter of the ultra low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX, enabling high resolution video over IP networks.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDRNew software update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G!
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update which adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck
News: Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeckBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update which adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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AJA Releases CION v1.3 Firmware with New Gamma Settings; Announces New Pak1000 Promo for CION Purchases
News: AJA Releases CION v1.3 Firmware with New Gamma Settings; Announces New Pak1000 Promo for CION PurchasesAJA Video Systems today released new v1.3 firmware for the AJA CION, AJA’s 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera that shoots edit-ready Apple ProRes files at up to 4K 60fps. CION v1.3 firmware, available today as a free software download, was created based on customer feedback, and adds features that improve the CION imagery pipeline. AJA has also announced that CION purchases made after April 18, 2016 will qualify for a complimentary Pak1000 drive (US MSRP $1,495.00) provided directly from AJA.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback CardBlackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
News: Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3The world’s most advanced capture and playback solution now with 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 technology
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3, the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt video capture and playback solution.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro Converters
News: Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro ConvertersIntroducing the world’s smallest broadcast quality video converters!
Blackmagic Design today introduced Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI and Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI, two new super small, pocket size broadcast quality video converters. Both models are available immediately for only US$85 each.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4Monitor 4 completely independent SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI video sources on a single display!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 4, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to regular HD monitors, however when customers plug in an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4KBlackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA MiniNew URSA Mini camera OS adds new UI, dozens of features and improves camera performance!
Blackmagic Design today announced a major new camera operating system for its URSA Mini cameras. This new camera OS features an incredible new user interface along with dozens of new features and will be available later this year free of charge for all URSA Mini customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino ShieldNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield will ship mid year for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio ViewfinderHigh resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder, a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Revolutionary New Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Now it’s possible to distribute and sell Ultra HD content direct to customers at live events!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, which allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards that can be distributed to customers the moment an event is finished. Featuring 25 built in SD card recorders, multi rate 12G-SDI connections and a realtime H.265 encoder, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today.
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AJA Unveils FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter
News: AJA Unveils FS4 Frame Synchronizer and ConverterAJA Unveils FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter Supporting 4K/UltraHD and Multi-channel 2K/HD/SD Workflows
AJA Video Systems today unveiled FS4, the most advanced all digital frame sync and universal up/down/cross converter ever from AJA, supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows in a 1RU frame. FS4 offers unparalleled flexibility and offers two modes. Single-channel mode provides a full suite of video processing options for 4K/UltraHD with the ability to up, down, cross-convert to and from a 2K/HD/SD input or output. Four-channel mode enables four channels of 2K/HD/SD simultaneous processing, offering multi-channel density at a very reasonable cost per channel.
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AJA Ki Pro Ultra v1.2 Update to Add ExFAT, 16-channel Audio, CC Support, 2SI; Pak-Adapt-eSATA to Bring Third Party eSATA Media Compatibility
News: AJA Ki Pro Ultra v1.2 Update to Add ExFAT, 16-channel Audio, CC Support, 2SI; Pak-Adapt-eSATA to Bring Third Party eSATA Media CompatibilityAJA Ki Pro Ultra v1.2 Update to Add ExFAT, 16-channel Audio, CC Support, 2SI; Pak-Adapt-eSATA to Bring Third Party eSATA Media Compatibility
AJA Video Systems today announced Ki Pro Ultra v1.2 firmware adding 16-channel embedded SDI audio, ExFAT file system, Closed Captioning (CC) and SMPTE 2SI I/O support.
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AJA Announces HELO Streaming and Recording Appliance with H.264 Support
News: AJA Announces HELO Streaming and Recording Appliance with H.264 SupportDelivers Unprecedented Flexibility, Connectivity and Scalability for Professional Streaming and Recording Needs
AJA Video Systems today announced HELO, a new H.264 streaming and recording device. HELO is AJA’s first standalone streaming product and offers a range of professional workflow options with both 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, the power to handle up to 1080p recording formats and a simple web-based UI for easy configuration. It allows users to simultaneously stream video signals directly to Web Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) while recording either to an SD card, USB drives or network-based storage, with dedicated record and stream buttons for easy operation.
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SintecMedia Partners with TubeMogul To Enable End-to-End Programmatic Advertising for Broadcast Media
TubeMogul Is Named the First Buy-Side Partner of OnBoard, Which Automates Linear and Nonlinear TV Ad Sales
SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced today that TubeMogul (NASDAQ: TUBE) is now integrated with OnBoard, a next-generation marketplace for TV and digital advertising sales. OnBoard from SintecMedia fully integrates SintecMedia's Sales and Traffic systems with TubeMogul PTV, providing TV broadcasters and cable networks streamlined access to demand from the world's leading brands and media agencies. SintecMedia will showcase OnBoard's capabilities at a joint presentation at NAB 2016 this week.
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Clear-Com Unveils the New FreeSpeak II Base Station at NAB 2016
New base station provides multi-mode operations for intercom signal transmission, configuration and communication
At NAB 2016, Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP voice communication solutions, announces its launch of the new FreeSpeak II® Base Station known as the FreeSpeak II-Base2. It is versatile, easy-to-use and supports multiple frequencies on the same base station. This introduction follows the timely releases of the complementary 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz band wireless intercom beltpacks and transceiver antenna modules that are in use today in many productions around the world.
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G-technology Offers New Network Attached Storage Solution For Content Creators
New 12-Bay G-RACK™ 12 Enables Teams of Creative Professionals to Streamline Media and Entertainment Workflows with the Reliability, Scalability, and Studio-Friendly Technology You’d Expect from the Trusted G-Technology Brand
G-Technology®, a trusted premium storage solutions provider, today announced its new G-RACK 12 network attached storage (NAS) solution – its first NAS-based device that enhances its award-winning product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide. This along with a sneak peek of new technology demonstrations and the latest G-Technology products will be on display at NAB, April 18-21, in Las Vegas, Booth SL6005.
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IHSE USA and Vizrt to Demonstrate KVM Connection for Live-Broadcast Workflows at NAB
IHSE Equipment Performs Real-Time, Latency-Free Switching Among Vizrt Editing Stations Over Long Distances With No Loss of Quality or Resolution
IHSE USA LLC today announced that it will work with Vizrt at the 2016 NAB Show to demonstrate high-performance, long-distance KVM capabilities by connecting a live source between the two companies' booths, which will be located at opposite ends of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both manufacturers will demonstrate mutual compatibility of their products based on real scenarios. The intent is to show long-distance connectivity in real time.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
News: NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and CinemaFraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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AccuWeather Showcases Revolutionary New Innovations in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution at NAB 2016
News: AccuWeather Showcases Revolutionary New Innovations in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution at NAB 2016See how StoryTeller makes the entire news presentation faster, easier, and more effective than ever before at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show booth #SL6010
PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Headquarters -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced industry-leading innovations in StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. AccuWeather will demonstrate these revolutionary advancements live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show today through April 21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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Raycom Media Standardizes on New JVC GY-HM660 As Primary ENG Camera
News: Raycom Media Standardizes on New JVC GY-HM660 As Primary ENG CameraJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Raycom Media has committed to the new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camera as its primary ENG camera over the next three years, with an initial order of 125 cameras. Raycom Media began purchasing JVC cameras for local ENG in 2013, and standardized on JVC in late 2014.
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IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free Experiences
News: IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free ExperiencesIBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at the 2016 NABShow that Aspera, an IBM company, is unveiling Aspera FASPStream, a new turnkey application software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time – reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution.
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Western Digital Corp. Extends Reach Into Media And Entertainment Market Through Key Industry Alliances
News: Western Digital Corp. Extends Reach Into Media And Entertainment Market Through Key Industry AlliancesHelping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it has joined three key media and entertainment (M&E) industry technical organizations. As an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California (USC), and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Western Digital will help drive object storage and other essential cloud storage technologies for a broad range of production-focused environments.
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DTS And Nowtilus Partner To Provide Premium Surround Sound Experience For Live Linear OTT Streaming
News: DTS And Nowtilus Partner To Provide Premium Surround Sound Experience For Live Linear OTT StreamingContent Providers, Pay TV Operators and TV Networks Can Now Distribute Premium, Multi-Channel Surround Sound Content in DTS® Headphone:X® to Mobile and OTT Device Users
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has teamed up with LiveTV and video-on-demand content service company, Nowtilus, to deliver a surround sound experience targeted at the pay TV operator and broadcaster market. The solution will be showcased using DTS Headphone:X technology on mobile devices at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 16-21 at the DTS booth, #SU3714.
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DTS Showcasing HD Radio™ Technology At NAB 2016 In Las Vegas
News: DTS Showcasing HD Radio™ Technology At NAB 2016 In Las VegasIn Las Vegas New car installations, Live Monitoring Network and International Broadcasters Show Continued Growth for the Technology
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, will showcase its HD Radio™ technology at NAB 2016 in the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, Booth #N4335, North Hall.
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ContentBridge Turns to Equinix to Transform Digital Supply Chain
Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ Enables Leading Digital Supply Chain Provider to Transform Content Distribution Model for Media Industry
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that ContentBridge, a leading provider of digital supply chain solutions for the media and entertainment industry, has turned to Equinix to implement an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) that will enable the company to transform its digital content distribution solution to a fully cloud-based, distributed model. By utilizing Equinix Cloud Exchange™, ContentBridge is able to gain secure, direct access to multiple cloud providers to enable rapid, secure content delivery. Equinix will be discussing this deployment in booth #11304 (in the Connected Media Pavilion) at this week's NAB Show, taking place April 16- 21 in Las Vegas.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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Vindicia and Xstream Partner to Provide Powerful OTT Solution
Today, Vindicia, the leader in enterprise-class subscription billing, and Xstream, a leading provider of over-the-top (OTT) solutions, have announced a partnership that will deliver a powerful OTT solution to organizations looking to build, maintain, and monetize audiences. This relationship will also allow organizations to gather insightful user data that will lead to more effective subscriber acquisition and retention, ultimately resulting in higher revenues.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
News: HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-OneUnveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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Videoblocks Enters New Digital Media Frontier With Launch Of Virtual Reality Content For The Mass Creative Class
VideoBlocks Becomes the First Stock Media Company to Add 2D and 3D Virtual Reality, 360-Degree Video to their Robust Content Library
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based provider of stock video, today announced the launch of the industry’s first 2D and 3D virtual reality, 360-degree video content for the mass creative class and creators around the world. The newly launched content will be available in VideoBlocks’ Unlimited Library and contributor-friendly marketplace. Members will be able to experience the videos in a full 360-degree sphere, through a player on the VideoBlocks website. The footage has been fully stitched together and ready for download and use by the ever-growing mass creative class, from hobbyists to professionals alike.
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ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow Solution
News: ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow SolutionProMAX Platform Version 5 Introduces Integrated Archiving, Superior Asset Management and Accelerated Transcoding Capabilities All in One System
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5, a game changing release in the award winning Platform Workflow Server line. With robust, user managed features from ingest to archive, all in one single unit, Platform Version 5 sets a new standard of efficiency for production workflows.
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Kyno - New Productivity-Boosting Software for Video Professionals Unveiled at NAB 2016
German media software specialists, Lesspain Software, open public beta program for their flagship product Kyno
German media software house Lesspain Software today announced their public beta program for Kyno (http://kyno.software), a productivity-boosting desktop application for Mac, aimed at filmmakers, video journalists, media agencies and other video professionals.
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NAB NEWS: Manios Digital & Film to Show CARTONI's New FOCUS Range at NAB
News: NAB NEWS: Manios Digital & Film to Show CARTONI's New FOCUS Range at NABNew camera accessories also include lightweight CARTONI Lambda nodal heads, Kinotehnik “Smart’ LED, Vocas rail system and Veydra Expander.
At the 2016 NAB Show, Manios Digital & Film and CARTONI is introducing FOCUS, a new range of fluid heads. The four new dynamic heads, FOCUS 8, FOCUS 12, FOCUS 18 and FOCUS 22, are designed for today’s most popular cameras and can accommodate packages from 0 – 22kg (0 - 48.50lbs). Each includes CARTONI’s patented counterbalance system for superb performance and each comes with the company’s unsurpassed 5-year warranty.
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
News: As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century FundSociety Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Tektronix Solutions Guide Broadcast and Media Industry Through 4K, IP Transition
Tektronix Solutions Guide Broadcast and Media Industry Through 4K, IP Transition Visit the Industry Leading Innovator of Video Test and Monitoring Solutions at NAB Show April 16-21, Booth #SU5006 BEAVERTON, Ore, April 4, 2016 – Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative solutions for supporting the transition to live IP production, the creation of 4K content and the delivery of this high resolution content to the home at NAB Show 2016 in Booth #SU5006.
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GoPro to Showcase Full Suite of Professional Products at NAB 2016
At NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) will unveil end-to-end professional solutions for capturing, stitching, and publishing high-resolution virtual reality content. GoPro will showcase Omni™, its six-camera spherical array, accompanied by 360˚ videos shown in the booth, and Odyssey™, its panoramic stereoscopic16-camera rig optimized to work with Google's Jump VR Platform™.
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Pre-Nab Editors' Lounge Looks Ahead To The Future Of Post-Production
News: Pre-Nab Editors' Lounge Looks Ahead To The Future Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production celebrated their 13th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends and where the future of post-production is headed. Moderated by Journalist, Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (SVP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Monica Daniel (Assistant Television Editor, Minority Report, Supergirl) The panel discussion can be watched in its entirety at: 13th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel Discussion
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Technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix ensures Business Continuity and Drama Production Instant Availability at the largest production facility in Latin America
GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow solutions for broadcast and drama production and Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that they have deployed Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity platforms to Globo at its Rio de Janeiro state-of-art production facility (Studios Globo).
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When Denton Adkinson and Bryan Williams told us the story of their documentary, In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen, back in 2011, we were amazed. It was one of the most popular stories we published that year, not just because of the inspiring subject matter, but for the remarkable way it came together as a project, and in post. In the years since then, the film has taken on a life of its own, including national DVD distribution, becoming part of high school curricula, NFL celebrations, museum presentations, and more. Now in 2016, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen, their film will be presented as a live event on over 200 screens across the US. To get there, though, Denton and Bryan had to update their SD original for the big screen, add a surround mix, and prep it for digital distribution. This is a story of faith, fortitude, upres, ProRes, and the power of positive phone calls that you won't want to miss.
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Where to find Walter Biscardi at NAB Show 2016
NAB Show 2016 is upon us and my schedule is coming together. I’ll be primarily appearing in the Studio Network Solutions booth SL11113 giving the presentation Adobe Premiere Pro Project Management and Project Sharing Best Practices . (full details below) I’ll also be at some of the evening events and...
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I just made a couple 1.85 title safe .png checker overlays if anyone has any use for them. In FCP X, I use a combo of Digital Heavens Grid X, and Andy s Safe Guides, both free and worth having. We wanted a prettier checker for some AE/PS stuff though, so...
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