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Clear-Com Presents Connectivity and Wireless Communication
News: Clear-Com Presents Connectivity and Wireless CommunicationWireless and connectivity products bring the complete solution to production environments
Clear-Com® will present its latest communication and connectivity tools at BroadcastAsia 2015. These products demonstrate Clear-Com’s pedigree as a full system solution company, able to offer not only robust and reliable communications systems but also the glue that binds entire networks together.
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Matrox C-Series Multi-display Graphics Cards Chosen by Exxact to Power New Video Wall and Digital Signage Systems
News: Matrox C-Series Multi-display Graphics Cards Chosen by Exxact to Power New Video Wall and Digital Signage SystemsMatrox® Graphics today announced that Exxact Corporation has chosen Matrox C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards as the heart of three new video wall and digital signage systems. One of the new systems, the Exxact MPX3000 with Matrox C680 inside, will be presented at InfoComm (Orlando, June 17–19) in the Matrox booth 4053. Additional Exxact systems will be featured in the Exxact booth 2987.
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Roland Garros Installs Blackmagic Design MultiView 16 for French Open
Purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete coverage
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) video production team will monitor all of the action at this year’s French Open using eight Blackmagic MultiView 16s. The purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete preview of all the action as it happens at Le Stade Roland Garros, Paris’ international tennis venue.
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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on Blackmagic
News: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on BlackmagicUltron cinematographer Ben Davis : "It was all about the latitude and the size."
(Fremont, CA--May 28, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” 2nd Unit shot extensively on the Pocket Cinema Camera. Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated sequel to “Marvel’s The Avengers” was lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).
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Hollywood's Flash Film Works Completes VFX for "The Librarians"
Dozens of extensive VFX shots for each episode of hit TNT weekly TV series
Blackmagic Design today announced that Flash Film Works uses Fusion Studio on TNT’s new hit show “The Librarians,” including dozens of extensive VFX shots for each of the television show’s weekly episodes.
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Canon Unveils New Compact Binoculars Featuring Improved Image
Ideal for Travel, Sports, and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces two new additions to its portfolio of Canon Image Stabilizer binoculars with the 10x30 IS II and 12x36 IS III. While all current Canon binoculars are equipped with an image stabilization (IS) function, new to these binocular models is a microcomputer (similar to Canon’s EF lenses) for improved IS performance and stable high-magnification viewing. The upgraded IS technology allows for greater viewing comfort, while at the same time eliminating the need for a tripod and making these new binoculars ideal accessories for travelers, nature observers and sports enthusiasts.
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SMPTE Members Make an Impact at CinemaCon 2015
Society Members Speak to Key Questions in Digital Cinema and Earn Recognition for Contributions to Motion Picture Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, wrapped up a successful CinemaCon 2015 with Society Members participating in various aspects of the conference.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of the Academy Award®-winning classic musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and showcasing Oscar®-winning Concept Artist/Costume Designer Irene Sharaff, Art Director E. Preston Ames and MGM’s Supervising Art Director Cedric Gibbons, on Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood). This will be the ADG Film Society’s second program of the 2015 “Confessions of a Production Designer” Series, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Congratulations to Cannes Films Completed with Blackmagic Design¹s DaVinci Resolve
More than 20 films graded with DaVinci Resolve, others shot using Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival that were shot on Blackmagic Design digital film cameras and finished using DaVinci Resolve.
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Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding Software
News: Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding SoftwareNow featuring support for new formats, closed captions, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that Episode version 6.5 multiformat encoding software is now available. Unveiled at NAB 2015, version 6.5 now includes support for closed captions, the latest formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
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Digital Domain: Tiffani Manabat Named Vice President of Advertising and Games
Previously responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadillac, Lexus, Nike, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox and American Airlines
Academy Award winning Visual Effects house, Digital Domain, announced today that Tiffani Manabat will be joining its ranks as Vice President, Advertising and Games. Tiffani will join the ground breaking team responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadillac, Lexus, Nike, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox and American Airlines. Tiffani brings with her years of experience executive producing award winning, multi-million dollar broadcast commercials, web content, video game trailers, music videos and live events for some of the most successful companies in the industry. As Vice President of Advertising and Games, she will be over-seeing operations, sales and marketing and will report to Rich Flier, President of Advertising and Games.
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Seneca Launches the Next Generation of Video Wall Controllers with Matrox Capture and Display Boards
Partnering with Matrox Graphics, Seneca Offers a Turnkey Video Wall Solution
Seneca®, a leading custom computer and appliance manufacturer providing solutions for the broadcast market, today announced the availability of the next generation video wall controller, prysmHDplus. The prysmHDplus is an all-in-one hardware platform that provides a versatile solution for video walls, control rooms, projection installs, and kiosk displays.
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Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcorders
News: Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcordersInvestment Includes VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders for Long-Form Projects
NBCUniversal News Group (New York, NY) has purchased a number of Panasonic electronic newsgathering (ENG) cameras and related broadcast equipment as part of its technology and workflow transformation initiative.
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Red Digital Cinema To Showcase Dragon Faamily At Broadcastasia 2015
RED will be showcasing the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies
RED Digital Cinema is returning to the BroadcastAsia Exhibition in Singapore from June 2nd–5th, 2015. Located at Booth #4B3-01, RED will be showcasing the performance and versatility of the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event
News: Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios EventCine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panel
Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.
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Inhance Digital Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on "Grimm"
Hollywood's Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm"
Blackmagic Design today announced today that Hollywood’s Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm,” one of NBC’s most popular and long running shows.
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Editors' Lounge Spring Fling To Showcase Time-Saving Toolsets For Film & Television Editors
If April showers bring May flowers, do May flowers bring digital video solutions? At the Editors’ Lounge, they certainly do.
If April showers bring May flowers, do May flowers bring digital video solutions? At the Editors’ Lounge, they certainly do. On Friday, May 29th AlphaDogs will host an evening of demos and discussions with several different vendors as they share their solutions for making your videos bloom. The event will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200 Burbank, CA 91506 at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend.http:// www.editorslounge.com
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDV
News: Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDVCustomer cites high price-to-performance ratio, exceptional quality in challenging production conditions for sports and live events
With seven trucks on the road, mobile production specialist TNDV has used up to 23 cameras for its largest live and broadcast events. A long-devoted user of HITACHI cameras, TNDV has now added five Z-HD6000 broadcast cameras to its arsenal.
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Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de Cannes
News: Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de CannesFirefly Cinema congratulates Éclair Group and their colorist for their work on Standing Tall, the opening film of the 68th Festival de Cannes
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
News: Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in HollywoodAn American In Paris
Screening / Panel Spotlights The Art Behind Its Ballet Sequence &Amp; Honors Art Directors E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons &Amp; Concept Artist / Costume Designer Irene Sharaff
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Telestream Provides Media Transcoding Platform for Al Jazeera
News: Telestream Provides Media Transcoding Platform for Al JazeeraLondon production centre is first Al Jazeera facility to adopt worldwide technology refresh built around file-based workflows
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the successful deployment of a Vantage transcode farm at Al Jazeera Media Network’s London news gathering, current affairs programming and live news output facility. Designed and installed by international systems integration specialist, Danmon Systems, this radical file-based technology upgrade sees the relocation of Al Jazeera’s European news headquarters to London’s iconic Shard building.
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4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera Enables Simultaneous Creation of TV Spots and Print Ads for Multiple Media
Maintaining a competitive edge in video production not only demands delivery of high-quality,creative content but also innovative and affordable new ways to serve client needs. Creative director Michael Ori and his team at Salt Lake City-based Ori Media and Studio Elevn [sic] provided a vivid example in TV spots they recently produced for the Utah Dept. of Health. A series of three 30-second cinéma vérité-style videos designed to encourage people to quitsmoking, Ori obtained the 4K image quality and unique looks he sought by using the CanonEOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Ori won the assignment by also being able to produce still images from his Canon EOS-1D C camera’s 4K video for giant 48 ft. billboards.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
Render Farm Management Software Adds Faster Bulk Submission, Yosemite OS X Platform Support, and Variable Controls for Submitted Jobs
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube! 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios.
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Timber Shows Relentless Attention To Detail For GMC
News: Timber Shows Relentless Attention To Detail For GMCTimber collaborated with the team at Leo Burnett and Believe Media on an exciting new campaign for American automaker GMC
Timber recently collaborated with the team at Leo Burnett and Believe Media on an exciting new campaign for American automaker GMC. Stadiums, crowds, cars, animation and design came together in the campaign featuring San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt. The campaign promotes the brand’s relentless attention to detail.
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NOVA Entertainment Selects Mediaproxy LogServer for Content Monitoring
40 off-air and Foxtel channels will be recorded and monitored with Mediaproxy's industry leading system
NOVA Entertainment has selected LogServer ASI for its next generation TV content monitoring requirements. A total of 40 off-air and Foxtel channels will be recorded and monitored with Mediaproxy's industry leading system. LogServer will provide seamless and intuitive access to all broadcast content and metadata across the network.
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Christie is Cannes Film Festival Tech Partner for 9th Year
Christie to power more digital cinema screenings than ever before and first 4K film on the beach
Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, has signed a new agreement to be technical partner of the Cannes Film Festival for a further three years. This means that for the ninth year running, the famous showcase, held May 13-24, will use Christie's solutions for all its movie screenings. The enduring relationship offers a fascinating insight behind the iconic red-carpet event and – beyond – to how the industry of cinema is evolving.
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SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership
SMPTE Members and Sustaining Institutions Featured Prominently on Exhibition Floor, in Conference Sessions, and at Awards Ceremonies
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors and conference sessions. During the show, 135 SMPTE member companies exhibited and more than 90 individual members served as speakers, contributing their expertise on topics ranging from the latest industry standards to the future of audio and moving images.
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HP News: Sprout by HP Captures Interest from Commercial Customers to Educators
HP today announced that it will begin selling later this month Sprout by HP through its commercial channel in the U.S. With its dual touchscreen display and HP Touch Mat, instant capture capability and remote collaboration capabilities, Sprout enables enhanced creativity and collaboration for commercial and education markets.
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Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic Design
News:Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft
Blackmagic Design today announced a number of Blackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of “HAYABUSA 2," a Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft. Blackmagic Design products used included ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Teranex Express and a number of Mini Converters. This project was promoted by: JVC Kenwood・VideoTec and Japan Cablecast and aired on Channel 4K. Shooting and live streaming was done by Gokuraku Eizo and Video Service.
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ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU students
News:ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU studentsFifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography Honor Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas
Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas have won top honors at the Fifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography at New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts.
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Accomplice Media's Sherpas Cinema Captures the Spirit of Adventure in National Campaign Launching the 2015 Jeep Renegade
News: Accomplice Media's Sherpas Cinema Captures the Spirit of Adventure in National Campaign Launching the 2015 Jeep RenegadeAccomplice Media directing team Sherpas Cinema collaborated with The Richards Group and Jeep on a new campaign launching the 2015 Jeep Renegade across North America.
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Hitachi Extends Free Financing Plan
News: Hitachi Extends Free Financing PlanIn the pre-NAB rush, Hitachi Kokusai Electric announced a free financing plan through March 31 for several of its most popular broadcast and professional camera systems. Based on positive feedback and continuing interest, Hitachi has extended the financing offer through September 30.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell College Commencement Ceremonies, May 16
News: Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell College Commencement Ceremonies, May 16
Cogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will host Academy Award winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 16th. Commencement. The event begins at 11 AM, and will be held at Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome TrustScience and ideas are an integral part of culture, art, film and documentary and this dedicated strand - Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust - illuminates creativity, highlights controversy and brings experimentation to the heart of Doc/Fest. Comedian Robin Ince, broadcaster Jon Snow and an eclectic mix of filmmakers, big thinkers, digital creatives and campaigners will make waves and push the boundaries across the films, live events and sessions as well as the Virtual Reality Arcade at the Site Gallery and Interactive Exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.
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Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The Midwest
News: Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The MidwestMotion picture rental house Daufenbach Camera (Chicago, IL) has added the VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorder to its equipment roster.
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Sonic Union Expands Business Development and Post Production Team
News: Sonic Union Expands Business Development and Post Production TeamAudio post shop bolsters their team with the addition of Laura Bermudez and Randee Bowman
NY-based audio post production shop Sonic Union has expanded their business development and post production team, bringing on board industry veterans Randee Bowman and Laura Bermudez. Bowman will lead all Sonic Union business development initiatives, with Bermudez in a new role as producer, promoter, and connector.
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CANON U.S.A. AND LITTLE LEAGUE® PARTNER ON THE PICTURE PERFECT SEASON WITH CONSUMER PHOTO CONTEST AND GREAT WALL OF FANDOM
Three Lucky Fans Will Win a Trip To The Little League World Series in August
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the continuation of their multi-year partnership as the official camera and printer sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization. As part of the partnership, Canon and Little League are teaming up to present the "Picture Perfect Season,” a initiative kicking off this month with the Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers. By submitting their photos based on three monthly themes, fans will have the chance to win one of three trips to the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, PA and see their photos on display in the World of Little League Museum in the Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr. Little League Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations.
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NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema Takes Fresh Look at Past and Future
'Moving Images' Documentary Sneak Peek Examines Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology, Sessions Explore Impact of Next-Generation Technology on Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, concluded successfully on April 12, having provided attendees with a fresh perspective on the past and future of storytelling. More than 600 people attended the two-day summit, "Building the Future of Storytelling," which offered a roadmap for future success and also explored potentially disruptive innovations that could ultimately redefine the cinema experience of tomorrow.
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Panasonic Schedules Post-nab Road Shows, Varicam 35/HS Workshops
Panasonic has announced an upcoming series of hands-on demonstrations and presentations of new products showcased at the recent National Association of Broadcasters convention, as well as in-depth instruction on shooting techniques for the VariCam 35® and VariCam HS camera/recorders. These two-day events are slated in May and June in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas (full schedule below).
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast Market
News: SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast MarketSIM Capitalizes on Bling Digital’s high-end workflow services to expand into the New York market
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, announces the expansion of its services into New York to provide dailies and off-line, and finishing. The Brooklyn facility -- which currently houses a DaVinci Resolve color bay, Avid edit bays and Colorfront dailies solutions -- has already provided work on shows including Mr. Robot, Forever, American Odyssey, Season 3 of The Following and several pilots.
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KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from Adorama
News: KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from AdoramaLeading camera and consumer electronics retailer Adorama is now the exclusive U.S. retail and wholesale outlet for more than 400 still and video camera adapters
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has just inked a deal with world-renowned camera adapter manufacturer KIPON, making the New York-based retailer the official exclusive U.S. outlet for all KIPON products. Available now on the Adorama website, customers can browse through more than 400 varieties of camera lens adapters including macro adapters, electronic adapters, adapters with integrated glass, optical focal reduction adapters, adapters with built-in aperture control, tilt/shift adapters, tilt adapters, and shift adapters for cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Leica and more. Kipon also offers a 12-month manufacturing warranty, which Adorama will honor on all purchases made at the store or on Adorama.com.
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Mediaproxy Introduces 21-Input HD-SDI Platform Powerful Cost Efficient 2RUServer
Most power and cost efficient 2RU server available.
Mediaproxy Pty. Ltd., the global leader for broadcast compliance logging, content monitoring and transport stream analysis, introduces its new high-density HD-SDI server platform in 2RU form factor.
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Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci Resolve
News: Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Every Thing Will Be Fine”, directed by legendary German director Wim Wenders and starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve at Arri Film & TV Services Berlin by colourist Philipp Orgassa.
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Veteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O'Connell Comes Home to Sony Pictures
News: Veteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O'Connell Comes Home to Sony PicturesVeteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell has returned to Sony Pictures Post Production Services. A 20-time Academy Award-nominee, O’Connell has already completed four projects at Sony, The Boy Next Door, Self/less, No Good Deed and Pitch Perfect 2. He was previously on staff at the studio from 1993 to 2008 with credits including Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Memoirs of a Geisha and Transformers, all of which led to Oscar nominations for sound.
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SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast Market
News: SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast MarketSIM Capitalizes on Bling Digital’s high-end workflow services to expand into the New York market
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, announces the expansion of its services into New York to provide dailies and off-line, and finishing. The Brooklyn facility -- which currently houses a DaVinci Resolve color bay, Avid edit bays and Colorfront dailies solutions -- has already provided work on shows including Mr. Robot, Forever, American Odyssey, Season 3 of The Following and several pilots.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great AmericanMockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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OptiTrack Mocap Powers 5D Project at FMX
5D Global Studio to Showcase Project at FMX Conference
OptiTrack motion capture technology is powering real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha project, developed by 5D Global Studio in partnership with the University of Southern California's World Building Institute and the Al-Baydha Development Corporation. Al-Baydha, a 700 square kilometer region in Saudi Arabia home to nearly 3,000 tribal Bedouins, is an agrarian community on the verge of collapse due to livestock overgrazing. The goal of the Al-Baydha project is to empower the community by establishing a permanent, sustainable community infrastructure that can be maintained for generations to come. 5D will be showcasing the Al-Baydha project pipeline at the FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany from May 5-8.
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Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recorders
News: Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recordersClairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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The Blacklist Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor
News: The Blacklist Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnorGear Helps Camera Department’s Smooth Production
Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC’s hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location – including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York’s Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers – the show’s dramatic storytelling is a perfect match for the tools.
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Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer
News: Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive ProducerBicoastal design studio Scout has added seasoned producer Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer. Mountzouros brings nearly a decade of experience in production and post production, with a background spanning producing for motion graphics, interactive, VFX, animation and live action as well as representing talent for a number of top design, interactive, and animation companies. He previously led the design departments at both Method Studios and MPC and has also lent his talents to such shops as Nice Shoes, Digital Kitchen, Logan, Mass Market, and Curious Pictures. He has produced a myriad of intricate projects for such networks as HBO, CNN, IFC, and MTV and brands including Google, Levi’s, Microsoft, MAC, Samsung, and GE.
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AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and Asia
News: AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and AsiaTour Launches April 29th in San Francisco; Continues on to Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing
AJA Video Systems today announced the #TryCION tour, offering a hands-on look at the CION production camera in major cities across North America and the Asia Pacific region.
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Proof Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel to Present Inside Look at Previs and Postvis Work from "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" During 2015 FMX Conference in Germany
News: Proof Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel to Present Inside Look at Previs and Postvis Work from "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" During 2015 FMX Conference in GermanyRon Frankel, Creative Director & Founder of Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, will present a session entitled “All About the Viz - Recent Work and Developments from Proof,” on May 7, from 2-3 PM, during the 2015 FMX Conference in Germany.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American Representation
News: ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American RepresentationModOp Films announced today that it has signed 2014 Cannes Lion-winning director Juergen Bollmeyer. At ModOp Films, Juergen joins a roster that includes Paul Goldman, Scott Toepfer, Mat Humphrey, Steve Antin, Dana Christiaansen, KRONCK and Ram Baruch. The company also welcomes newly appointed West Coast Rep Marla Mossberg.
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PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's Deadline
News: PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's DeadlineThinkbox Software’s Render Management Solution Tackles Large Format Scenes with Ease
Full-service production company DK Studios transforms ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into captivating work for advertising and entertainment clients. Housed within Digital Kitchen, a creative and digital agency with a rich history in motion design, DK Studios shares resources with its parent company but directly services advertising agencies in addition to executing concepts developed by Digital Kitchen for brands and entertainment.
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
News: Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and Asia
News: AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and AsiaTour Launches April 29th in San Francisco; Continues on to Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing
AJA Video Systems today announced the #TryCION tour, offering a hands-on look at the CION production camera in major cities across North America and the Asia Pacific region. The tour kicks off in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, April 29th at The Producer's Loft located at 2773 Folsom Street, Suite 101 during sessions scheduled at 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm; register online today: https://www.aja.com/tryciontour
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Accomplished VFX Artist Pete Olson Named Company Partner of VOLT Studios
News: Accomplished VFX Artist Pete Olson Named Company Partner of VOLT StudiosVOLT Studios is excited to announce that Pete Olson has been made Partner of the Minneapolis-based post studio. Olson has been with VOLT for five years and contributed visual effects and digital artistry to projects of all genres.
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Strictly Come Dancing Goes with a Cinegy Workflow
Cinegy, which develops and produces media asset management products that are used in flagship productions globally, has announced that its media asset management and active archive solution “Cinegy Archive” is used as a central part of BBC Studios and Post Production’s workflow for Strictly Come Dancing.
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Milk Brings Home Second Bafta Craft Award For Doctor Who
Independent VFX house Milk is delighted to announce that it has won a British Academy Television Craft Award foroutstandingvisual effects on the BBC’s Doctor Whoepisode“Deep Breath” in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category.
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Roland's M-5000 Live Mixing Console Is Now Shipping
Roland’s Professional A/V division announces the availability of the brand new Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console based on the O.H.R.C.A platform.
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Matrox at InfoComm 2015 - Product Preview
News: Matrox at InfoComm 2015 - Product PreviewMatrox® Video and Matrox Graphics Inc. will be sharing booth 4053 at InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19). Matrox Video will showcase the award-winning new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording as well as the VS4Recoder Pro multi-camera event recording app. Matrox Graphics Inc. will present a video wall demo featuring 4K-over-IP to give attendees a preview of what’s up and coming. Matrox Graphics will also demonstrate the award-winning C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards, Maevex™ Full HD over IP H.264 encoders/decoders, the field-proven Mura™ MPX video wall controller boards, and zero-latency Avio™ fiber-optic KVM extenders.
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4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera
4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera Enables Simultaneous Creation of TV Spots and Print Ads for Multiple Media
Maintaining a competitive edge in video production not only demands delivery of high-quality, creative content but also innovative and affordable new ways to serve client needs. Creative director Michael Ori and his team at Salt Lake City-based Ori Media and Studio Elevn [sic] provided a vivid example in TV spots they recently produced for the Utah Dept. of Health. A series of three 30-second cinéma vérité-style videos designed to encourage people to quit smoking, Ori obtained the 4K image quality and unique looks he sought by using the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Ori won the assignment by also being able to produce still images from his Canon EOS-1D C camera’s 4K video for giant 48 ft. billboards.
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PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX
PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer's time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX's powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.
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RFD-TV Utilizes Orad's TD Control to Provide Live Production
News: RFD-TV Utilizes Orad's TD Control to Provide Live ProductionRFD-TV, an American digital cable and satellite television channel owned by Rural Media Group, recently went on-air with its new studio and broadcast facility. RFD-TV currently serves over 47 million pay television households (40.7% of households with television) in the United States. The new facility utilizes Orad’s TD Control live production control system for the control and management of all its video outputs, including video walls and monitors in the new studio. Orad’s Maestro enterprise graphics suite is also used to drive the rich graphics, which were developed by Orad’s partner, Motion Path, and implemented by Orad’s professional services team. The custom data integration was accomplished using Flowgic, Orad’s node-based integration platform.
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Sonnet Announces Avid-Qualified DX Thunderbolt Adapter
Sonnet Technologies today announced the availability of the Sonnet DX Thunderbolt™ Adapter for Avid® Media Composer® Mojo® DX and Avid Nitris® DX. Formerly built by Sonnet and offered by Avid, the DX Thunderbolt Adapter is now marketed exclusively by Sonnet to users of Avid's Mojo DX digital video capture, editing, monitoring, and output system and Nitris DX high-performance SD and HD broadcast news editing system. With the DX Thunderbolt Adapter, media professionals can leverage these popular Avid solutions with Avid editing software on any Avid-qualified, Thunderbolt-equipped computer.
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Craig Leffel Joins Filmworkers for Color Projects
News: Craig Leffel Joins Filmworkers for Color ProjectsCraig Leffel Joins Filmworkers for Color Projects
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Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs Documentaries Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs Documentaries Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility continues its eight year collaboration with Alex Gibney and Jigsaw New York with two ambitious documentaries for HBO and CNN.
Earlier this month, final mastering for Sinatra: All or Nothing at All and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the latest documentaries from Academy Award®-winning producer/director Alex Gibney, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York in preparation for their television debuts on HBO and CNN, respectively. Editorial conforming and final color grading for both projects was performed by a small team of artists and technicians working under the direction of Technicolor PostWorks Vice President/Creative Services Ben Murray in close collaboration with Gibney’s production team and editors from Jigsaw, New York.
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Marquis' Integration for Adobe Premiere Pro CC & Avid Interplay
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media. The Company has today announced its new integration for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Avid Interplay will be shown at NAB 2015 on booth SL7720 for the first time.
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Leader Names Band Pro Munich And Thameside TV As European Distributors Of The Year
Leader Instruments Corporation has named Band Pro Munich GmbH and Thameside TV as joint winners of Leader's 2015 European Distributor of the Year Award. The awards are in recognition of outstanding sales achievement over the past 12 months.
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Visual Unity Global Makes Its OTT Platform vuMedia(tm) Even More Affordable
News: Visual Unity Global Makes Its OTT Platform vuMedia(tm) Even More AffordableEntrepreneurs now have the power of the professional vuMedia™ multiscreen platform for only $1,000 per month
(Prague, Czech Republic. April 20, 2015) Leading OTT solutions provider VisualUnity Global has made its Award-winning vuMedia™ OTT platform even more accessible by introducing new product packages, including a $1000/month package that they feel is the most compelling offer in the industry.
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Dalet Transforms Transcode Workflow Orchestration
Together, Dalet Workflow Engine and Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform deliver a powerful yet simple system for orchestrating media processing and preparation workflows
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, will be previewing a new approach to media workflow orchestration at NAB 2015 (booth SL4525). Available later this year, the Dalet Workflow Engine combined with Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform greatly improves the orchestration of media workflows by leveraging a highly intuitive Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN) 2.0-compliant workflow designer. As a result, users are able to quickly and easily create complex workflow chains with little or no prior experience. Deployed workflows can be monitored at any level of detail with graphical and textual reporting of workflow instances.
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Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NAB
News: Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NABClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital allow professional-quality sound recordings with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Whether you’re a journalist looking for an easy audio solution for field interviews, a lecturer that wants to record a talk or even a parent recording their child reciting a poem – the new digital clip-on microphones from Sennheiser [NAB Booth C2055] and Apogee help you to capture sound professionally. ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital combine Apogee’s A/D conversion expertise with Sennheiser’s microphone design knowledge to give users optimum sound quality for their recordings. Especially designed for iOS devices, both microphones feature a Lightning connector to directly connect to iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch, thus creating high-quality, ultra-portable solutions for recording speech.
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Bridge Technologies to Show Breakthrough Digital Media
Bridge Technologies to Show Breakthrough Digital Media Monitoring Technology at TVConnect
Bridge Technologies is bringing two important new digital media monitoring technologies to TVConnect 2015 (Stand 101).
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Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region Broadcasters
News: Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region BroadcastersCustomers can now access complete end-to-end content delivery service
Turkey’s content distributor Fabula Medya and leading international multiscreen solution provider Visual Unity have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will extend services and experience to a wider broadcast industry customer base in Turkey, Turkish CIS states and the Middle East.
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NAB News: RTW TM3-Primus USB TouchMonitor on Display at NAB 2015
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will be presenting its compact and low-cost TM3-Primus USB TouchMonitor at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C2134). The world's first USB audio meter, this latest addition to the award-winning TouchMonitor line is a unique RCA-type two-channel analog and digital (SPDIF) loudness and level meter that meets worldwide standards.
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aicp show and aicp next awards shortlists announced
Winners Will Be Announced During AICP Week
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Shortlists. The winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards will be revealed during AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image. All shortlisted pieces along with their corresponding credits may be viewed at https://www.awardcore.com/aicp/shortlist/. The 2015 AICP Show Chairwoman is Kerstin Emhoff, President/Co-Founder of PRETTYBIRD; the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair is Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup.
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Awesome Incorporated Inhabits The “Kingdom of Awesome” For Cartoon Network Latin America
News: Awesome Incorporated Inhabits The “Kingdom of Awesome” For Cartoon Network Latin AmericaTo create the promotion and packaging for its month-long stunt, “Kingdom of Awesome,” Cartoon Network Latin America tapped the talents of animation and digital production studio Awesome Inc. Charged with the awesome task, the company designed and animated a fantastic animated kingdom where all of Cartoon Network’s princesses hang out. These aren’t just any ordinary princesses, but the brave, rocking royalty from the network’s popular shows, including Princess Bubblegum, Flame Princess, Lumpy Space Princess and Marceline from Adventure Time. It’s where fun reigns – no wonder the boys want to get inside too. https://vimeo.com/124965169
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Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product Overview
News: Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product OverviewMatrox at the 2015 NAB Show — Product Overview Video streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products will be featured
At the 2015 NAB Show, Matrox® Video will showcase the popular Monarch™ HD video streaming and recording appliance, the new VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app and the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
News: The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we'll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television's golden age, and to close this year's show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE's acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from the best in the business."
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Matrox Unveils Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder at 2015 NAB Show
News: Matrox Unveils Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder at 2015 NAB ShowDual-channel H.264 encoding device provides the quality, versatility and robustness needed in broadcast video streaming and recording applications — named IABM Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015 in the Playout and Delivery Systems category
At 2015 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 13–16, booth SL5817), Matrox® Video will demonstrate Matrox Monarch™ HDX, a compact, easy-to-use, dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance. Designed for complete workflow flexibility, Monarch HDX features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronization to compensate for unstable sources. Two independent H.264 encoders provide redundancy or can be set to stream and/or record using individual settings. Monarch HDX has been shortlisted in the Playout and Delivery Systems category as a “Finalist for the IABM Game Changer Awards 2015”.
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PRESS RELEASE: ZOO Digital provides new iTunes Store Package
ZOO Digital now offers iTunes Store Package distribution services to users of Apple’s Compressor encoding software, providing a fast and easy way for filmmakers and content providers to QC and deliver their movies to the iTunes Store. ZOO is one of a select group of vendors approved to provide the service, which will streamline the distribution workflow for Compressor users who can publish movie titles in global iTunes Store territories more easily and quickly.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for Student Film Festival
Awards Will Recognize Creative Use of Technology to Tell Different Types of Stories in Different Ways; Deadline for Entries is Sept. 9
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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CatDV Debuts Enhanced MAM Support For Adobe Users At NAB 2015 (SL5025)
News: CatDV Debuts Enhanced MAM Support For Adobe Users At NAB 2015 (SL5025)Simple new integrations enable more powerful and efficient content sharing
Square Box Systems (www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will debut two simple-but-powerful integrations that enable faster and even more efficient content sharing between CatDV and Adobe®Premiere® ProCC editorial software and Adobe®Anywhere For Video real-time collaborative platform, during NAB 2015, 13-16 April, Las Vegas (#SL5025).
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MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric Anderson
News: MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric AndersonMPC Creative fortifies its roster with the latest addition of acclaimed live action director, creative director and editor Eric Anderson as Creative Director. Eric, who joins from LOGAN, is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his opening title sequence for "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under."
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announce
News: NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announceMemnon Archiving Services and Sony’s Media Lifecycle Service are partnering to enhance their digital preservation capabilities, offering clients unrivalled technical expertise and operational experience for delivering large-scale digital preservations of audio-visual content
Sony has today announced a partnership with Memnon Archiving Services, a leading digital preservation provider responsible for digitising, restoring and preserving more than 2,000,000 hours of audio-visual archives for numerous cultural institutions and broadcasters around the world. Sony’s Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon will jointly offer their technology and industrial workflow proficiency and experience to customers, based upon their combined expertise of delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Memnon’s customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, while Sony digitally converts and distributes over 150 million files for organisations such as BBC Worlwide and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Sony and WGBH Boston Launch Public Media Management
Revolutionary New System Created to Serve Public Broadcast Needs
Sony Electronics and flagship PBS station WGBH are launching Public Media Management (PMM), a first-of-its kind centralized media management and content distribution service that gives public TV stations new tools to engage with their communities now and into the future. The new cloud-based service went live on April 1, following a year-long pilot program between the two organizations.
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Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA® Awards
Submissions Now Accepted for Engineering Excellence Award and Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation for the 10th Annual Ceremony
The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA(r)) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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JMR Debuts Highest Performance and Most Versatile Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt 2 Product Family at NAB 2015
Promises to be the highest performing and most versatile Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe peripherals and storage products in the industry
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of scalable storage solutions will debut their new Lightning ThunderboltTM 2 product family at this year’s NAB 2015 show, in the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12117.
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Panasonic Introduces AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera With Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera is ideal for remote studio, weather and traffic reporting, image magnification and sports implementations
Panasonic is announcing the AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, ideal for remote studio, weather and traffic reporting, image magnification and sports implementations. The UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p/50p with the ability to simultaneously output HD (up to 1080/59.94p/50p.
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Panasonic Broadens Applications for Varicam 35/HS Camera/Recorders with Cable Extension Unit
Operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight
Panasonic has announced an extension unit for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders. Capitalizing on the unique modular design of the new VariCams, with the respective camera heads dockable to a common recorder, the five-meter extension cable permits operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight.
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Panasonic Rolls Out P2 Cast Cloud Service, Accelerating News Editing And the Pace of Stories To Air
Offers a New Intimate Connection between Cameras in the Field and Newsrooms
At NAB 2015, Panasonic has introduced P2 Cast, a cloud-based news production system that leverages the network features of the company’s next-generation P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording -- the AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270. P2 Cast integrates these camcorders’ network capabilities so content uploaded to the cloud is immediately available for reviewing and editing.
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Panasonic and LiveU Announce Cloud-Based Camera/Live Uplink Solution for AJ- PX5000G, AJ-PX800, AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA Camcorders
Free upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
Panasonic is expanding its strategic collaboration with LiveU (Hackensack, NJ) with the announcement of a free* firmware upgrade for its AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270 series P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording. The upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
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Panasonic Announces Connectivity Expansion of HD Integrated Camera AW-HE130 With Newtek TriCaster
Collaborative initiative promotes and supports interoperability between AW-HE130 integrated PTZ cameras and NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems.
>Panasonic today has announced a collaborative initiative between Panasonic and NewTek to promote and support interoperability between AW-HE130 integrated PTZ cameras and NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems.
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