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Telestream and BlackArrow Announce Strategic Partnership Focused on Developing International Dynamic Ad Insertion Market
DAI pioneers take market-leading experience in North America to streamline DAI deployments throughout Europe
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with BlackArrow intended to simplify the process for pay TV providers and broadcasters in Europe and other international markets to monetize video-on-demand (VOD) programming. The two companies are streamlining the technical and operational challenges of preparing VOD assets for Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI).
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Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking
News: Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project ParkingIntegrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity
At IBC 2015, shared storage provider Facilis Technology (stand 7.C10) and Marquis Broadcast (stand 2.A58), specialists in content workflows and media integration software, will announce further integration qualifying Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. As a result of this strategic partnership, Project Parking can utilize TerraBlock storage within Avid-centric workflows, processing projects and media seamlessly. If required, Project Parking can also use the TerraBlock system as the destination storage device within an Avid workflow.
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Tattersall Sound and Picture Unveils Dolby Atmos-Certified Mixing Theater
News: Tattersall Sound and Picture Unveils Dolby Atmos-Certified Mixing TheaterToronto facility creates “immersive” soundtrack for Afghan war drama “Hyena Road” debuting at TIFF.
In a significant boost to its services for movie and television sound, Tattersall Sound and Picture has added Dolby Atmos technology to its largest mixing stage and completed its first project in the immersive sound format. Hyena Road, an Afghan war drama from actor/director Paul Gross (Passchendaele) will make its world premiere this month at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Gala Presentation.
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Canon developing high-sensitivity network camera that achieves high visibility even for long-range nighttime surveillance*
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a high-sensitivity network camera equipped with a fast, high-magnification lens capable of long-range color image capture, even at night, enabling the surveying of subjects that might be hard to see with the naked eye.
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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
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, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 7 at IBC
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 7 at IBCFeaturing performance gains, improved functionality and expanded format support
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will unveil the latest version of its Episode video encoding software at the IBC tradeshow (Hall 7, G30). Scheduled for release in early Q4 2015, the new version brings bigger performance gains, added format support, and easier to use features.
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D3D and Christie Officially Launch Laser Dome Projection Solution
D3D Cinema and Christie Announce Rollout of Premium Laser-Illuminated Projection System for Giant Dome Theaters
D3D Cinema and Christie® are pleased to announce the completion of R&D testing on a laser-illuminated digital giant dome projection system. Client demonstrations will commence this fall, with the first installations on target for 2016.
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Christie a Big Player at Giant Screen Cinema Association Show
Christie’s Larry Paul and Bryan Boehme to speak at conference
Christie® is pleased to support the Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show (GSCA) taking place in San Francisco September 9-11 at the Parc 55 hotel and AMC Metreon Theatre. The event includes films, professional development and technical sessions, awards, a trade show, and more.
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The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for Automotive
News: The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for AutomotiveThe Mill is pleased to announce the hire of Pete King as Executive Producer for their automotive clients and brands.
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Deluxe Delivers Color Grading, Audio and Post for Nineteen Films at TIFF 2015; Deluxe Toronto is TIFF’s Official Post Production Home
Many of TIFF’s Most Anticipated Projects Feature Contributions From Deluxe and its Portfolio Companies Company 3, Method Studios and EFILM
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for nearly twenty of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2015) selections. Deluxe Toronto, Deluxe’s full service postproduction facility in downtown Toronto, is also the official post-production home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School Level
News: Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School LevelFilmEd Academy of the Arts (Newport Beach, CA), which for the past 15 years has provided production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to its camera inventory.
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Canon Developing 4k Projector That Combines Ultra High Resolution And High Brightness In A Compact, Lightweight Body
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying video and still images at a resolution up to 4,096 x 2,400 pixels with 5,000 lumens of brightness*. This level of definition surpasses the 4,096 x 2,160 pixel-resolution of 4K digital cinema.
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Telestream Introduces Wirecast Go: Converts iPhones into Live Broadcast Studio
News: Telestream Introduces Wirecast Go: Converts iPhones into Live Broadcast Studio Wirecast Go’s professional production capabilities empower field-based news crews to create live streaming productions with a major network look and feel
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the introduction of Wirecast Go, a stand-alone iPhone live streaming application that adds to ENG (Electronic News Gathering) teams’ ability to be first to break the news. The App enables users to capture content using their iPhone camera, insert graphics, logos, titles and other images and then stream live directly to YouTube or any other RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) server supported by a wide variety of content delivery networks (CDNs).
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PESA Welcomes Four International Channel Partners
PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, today announced it has added four new international dealers prior to its appearance at IBC2015 (Stand 8.E47), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. The new dealers – Daxco Digital, OBV.TV, Network Electronics, and Northcase Limitada – will help PESA develop new markets in several countries across four continents.
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ATEME and Civolution’s NexGuard launch Watermark for Pre-release HDR Content at IBC
News: ATEME and Civolution’s NexGuard launch Watermark for Pre-release HDR Content at IBCNexGuard, aCivolution Company and the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions and ATEME, a global leader in HEVC, H264, MPEG2 video compression solutions,will launch a joint solution for the forensic watermarking of pre-release High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content at IBC. The forward-thinking solution is integrated with ATEME’s TITAN Software Transcoder, which will be demonstrated on the ATEME stand 1.D71.
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Vidchecker Goes BLAM with Blue Lucy
Blue Lucy has today announced the full integration of Vidcheck’s file based quality control toolset, Vidchecker, with the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM).
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Anton/Bauer Announces New CINE Battery Series at the 2015 IBC Show
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New CINE Battery Series at the 2015 IBC ShowIBC 2015, Stand E55, Hall 11
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, announces its new CINE battery series for digital cinema cameras. The CINE battery series was designed to be the safest and most durable mobile power solution for professional cinematographers.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV Award
News: Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV AwardChristie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious BIRTV Award for the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV).
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Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.
News: Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.Boris FX / Imagineer to Showcase New Tools for Visual Effects and Image Restoration at IBC 2015 (Booth 7.K29)
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at IBC on September 11-15, 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth 7.K29.
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IBC News: Visual Research Inc. Relies on Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI
KarismaCG 4K character generators to be showcased at IBC2015
Matrox® Video today announced that Korean video equipment manufacturer Visual Research Inc. (VRi) has chosen Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards to power its KarismaCG 4K 3D character generators. At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15), VRi products will be presented on stand 7.D05. Matrox products will be shown on stand 7.B29.
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Telestream at IBC 2015
News: Telestream at IBC 2015New Vantage Camera Ingest option saves time for post & news users; VOD Producer DAI establishes significant new revenue streams for broadcasters & content owners in every geographic region
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Christie Previews New Laser Phosphor Projector at BIRTV 2015
Christie® is demonstrating its new laser phosphor (LaPh) projection technology today at BIRTV 2015. Capable of 22,000 lumens, and 30,000 hours to
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Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and Chargers
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and ChargersAnton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce new L-Series 7.2V batteries and chargers that offer long, reliable run-times for professional video cameras and accessories.
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Award-Winning Creative Professionals Will Reveal How The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation Came Together With the Help of Avid Artist Suite Creative Tools
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced guest speakers who will present at the Avid booth (#7.J20) at IBC 2015 which takes place in Amsterdam from September 11-15, 2015. Editor Barney Pilling, who cut The Grand Budapest Hotel, and supervising sound editor/sound designer James Mather, who worked on Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, will share how they embraced Avid Everywhere™to bring these top movies to life using Avid Artist Suite creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Modern VideoFilm HDR - New TV colorist Press Release
News: Modern VideoFilm HDR - New TV colorist Press ReleaseModern VideoFilm powered by Point.360 participated in a 4K/HDR panel discussion sponsored by Key Code Media on the Sony lot Wednesday August 19th, 2015.
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Canon Announces World's First 4k Uhd Wide-angle Broadcast Lens*
Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens**, with Best-in-Class features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions. Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities.
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Stan Moote to be honoured with SMPTE award
News: Stan Moote to be honoured with SMPTE awardIABM is proud to announce that its recently appointed CTO, Stan Moote, is set to be awarded the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2015 Digital Processing Medal Award.
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Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production
News: Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up ProductionFor BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
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Bridge Technologies Delivers Monitoring Confidence to Taiwan’s TINP
Bridge Technologies and Regional Business Partner, Linkwen, today announced that Taiwan Infrastructure Network Provider (TINP) has selected Bridgetech’s video quality and video service monitoring system.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers
News: Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s YonkersPost-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility.
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Marquis' Project Parking Frees-up Space & Time for TV3
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media. Marquis has announced that TV3, Ireland’s leading free-to-air commercial television network, is using Marquis’ complete Avid storage management solution, Project Parking, to assist in the management of media on its Avid Interplay and ISIS storage.
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Avid Everywhere Brings Top Creative Film Talent to IBC
Award-Winning Creative Professionals Will Reveal How The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation Came Together With the Help of Avid Artist Suite Creative Tools
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Tackling virtual reality with ftrack
When we think about the promise of virtual reality to transform interactive experiences, most minds go right to video games. It makes sense, right? However, VR can be used for much more than purely entertainment and amusement – it can also be tapped to drive brand engagement in innovative and potentially powerful ways.
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital Camera
News: Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital CameraCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon's outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces new Canon EF 35MM F/1.4L II USM Lens
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces new Canon EF 35MM F/1.4L II USM LensNew L-Series Lens is First to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics That Achieves a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Superb Image Quality
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). This new optical technology utilizes organic material newly developed by Canon to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance.
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family- The EOS M3 Digital Camera
THE EOS M3 DIGITAL camera The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.
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Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger
News: Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt HargerAltman grades eSports documentary, “All Work All Play”; Harger to grade indie feature “Who Gets the Dog?”
Filmworkers has a tradition for developing post-production talent and now it has two new stars in the making. Young colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger are producing standout work, and developing strong followings among local agencies and filmmakers for their enthusiasm, knowledge of digital cameras from the Alexa to the iPhone, and their ability to quickly work with clients to reach desired creative goals.
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PESA Spotlights Cheetah Flex Hybrid Routing Solution, NewTek Integration at IBC2015
News: PESA Spotlights Cheetah Flex Hybrid Routing Solution, NewTek Integration at IBC2015PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, will demonstrate its new Cheetah Flex hybrid routing environment and integrated NewTek routing solution at IBC2015 (Stand 8.E47), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects
News: Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual EffectsAward-winning character-effects firm MASTERSFX (MFX) has named longtime VFX Producer Scott Coulter as its new Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects. The announcement was made by Todd Masters, Founder, President and Chief Monster-Maker, MFX.
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Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015
News: Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015Band Pro Munich GmbH (the European branch of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) will unveil the new IB/E Super 35 to Full Frame Expander at this year’s IBC show. The highly anticipated S35xFF Expander provides full sensor coverage from any S35 lens (including the 8K Weapon sensor), and promises to be a critical addition to the pro cinematography tool kit.
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Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature Films
News: Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature FilmsAspiring visual effects artists will have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures. Introduction to Compositing for Feature Films will be taught by RSP Senior Compositor Paul Kirwan, whose more than two dozen film credits include Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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Telestream shortlisted for IABM Design & Innovation Award
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that its new Camera Ingest option for Vantage has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Post Production category of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Return of Popular 3G Mini Converters at a New Low Price
The world’s best SD and HD broadcast quality converters available now for only $195
Blackmagic Design today announced the return of its popular line of 3G Mini Converters at the new lower price of US$195.
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Visual Effect Society Releases Industry-Leading Demo Material Guidelines for Facilities and Artists
New Benchmark to Support and Protect All Parties in Showcasing VFX Work Product
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, has announced the release of first-of-its-kind Demo Material Guidelines. The Guidelines are a set of recommendations for the usage and release of work-for-hire materials presented as part of a demo reel portfolio by VFX facilities and practitioners. Its purpose is to provide a fair and consistent framework that provides reasonable access for artists to showcase their work, while protecting the ownership rights of studios and producers. The Demo Material Guidelines were developed under the leadership of the VES Business, Labor & Law Committee (co-chaired by Bob Coleman and Ray Scalice) and with the collaboration of leading VFX companies and studio executives.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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Blackmagic Design's 12G-SDI Product Line Wins 2015 SBE Technology Award
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, Teranex Mini and HyperDeck Studio 12G win the 2015 Society of Broadcast Engineers Technology Award
Blackmagic Design today announced that its line of 12G-SDI products, including ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, Teranex Mini and HyperDeck Studio 12G, has won the 2015 Society of Broadcast Engineers Technology Award.
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
News: Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Award-Winning Civil Rights Documentarian Teams with Whoopi Goldberg and "Mississippi Burning" Producer to Tell the Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till with the Feature Film TILL
News: Award-Winning Civil Rights Documentarian Teams with Whoopi Goldberg and "Mississippi Burning" Producer to Tell the Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till with the Feature Film TILLIn Time to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Till's Murder, The Filmmakers Will Launch A Till Kickstarter Campaign and Movement for Change at KICKSTARTER
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International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers appoints Stan Moote to the position of CTO.x
IABM is delighted to announce the appointment of Stan Moote to the position of CTO at the Association.
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ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500
News: ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500Designed specifically for Canon’s latest Cinema EOS cameras, ARRI PCA introduces a new cine plate for film set environments, an adjustable broadcast plate for documentary-style filming and a handy top-mounted support plate.
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New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI Recording
News: New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI RecordingRecords to the 1TB internal hard drive and optical disc simultaneously
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck, with the ability to record a live HDMI signal from a video camera or DSLR without HDCP encryption. Also new for the SR-HD2700 is the ability to record to the upgraded 1TB internal hard drive and an optical disc simultaneously, which provides redundancy and eliminates the need to copy video files to another disc after recording.
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th2ng Signs Beauty and Comedy-Focused Director Chris Cottam
News: th2ng Signs Beauty and Comedy-Focused Director Chris CottamINTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION COMPANY TAPS RENOWNED BEAUTY/COMEDY DIRECTOR FOR US AND UK REPRESENTATION
Director Chris Cottam recently joined production company th2ng (pronounced 'thing two'), the live action division of th1ng (pronounced 'thing one') Group, for US and UK representation. Cottam's TV ad campaign portfolio includes high profile work for brands such as Kleenex, Dove and Rimmel. His experience filming beauty icons Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Elle MacPherson showcases his ability to capture stunning crisp frames, while his sharp wit and knack for comedic timing can be seen in campaigns featuring comedians Robin Williams and Chris Rock.
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CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBC
News: CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBCSquare Box Systems (www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will launch an array of next-generation products during IBC 2015 (Hall 7.J15C) that accelerate collaborative media asset management operations and empower small, medium and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. Square Box Systems will also showcase CatDV Archive To Cloud, a new capability enabling users to archive their assets to cloud-based services directly from CatDV.
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Aug 18 - Canon USA Announces Seven New PIXMA Wireless Printers,
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced enhanced printers for its PIXMA printer line: the PIXMA MG7720, the PIXMA MG6800 series and the MG5700 series of Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printers. Ideal for high-quality photo and document printing and creative applications, each model can connect to wireless networks easier than in the past for quick printing from the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY2 application with compatible mobile and tablet devices. Catering to the wants and needs of the everyday user, each model can also be used to create additional copies and scan important documents for archiving purposes as well. All of the printers utilize new genuine Canon inks, which provide deeper blacks and more vivid reds in photos for easy printing at home, and provide more visual impact for printing documents on plain paper than previous models.
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O.D Welch Named President of Digital Domain
News: O.D Welch Named President of Digital Domain30 year industry veteran brings extensive experience in Visual Effects and Production management
Academy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that O.D Welch has joined its ranks in the role of President. In his new role, Welch will manage all aspects of the day to day operations at Digital Domain’s Playa Vista and Vancouver’s two locations. A 30 year industry veteran, Welch has extensive experience in Visual Effects and Production management, and knows the entertainment business on a ground-up operational and financial basis.
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FMG Creates Broadcast Workflow for Swatch Freeride World Tour
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Blackmagic Design announced today the Swatch Freeride World Tour Alaska leg was broadcast globally with the help of Fountain Media Group (FMG) using Blackmagic Design 4K products, including production switchers, monitors, converters and SSD recorders. The broadcast HQ for the event was 1,500 meters up an Alaskan ridge adjacent a mountain face known as "The Venue.” The crew staged and camped for 11 days with Blackmagic Design equipment, waiting for the perfect weather conditions to run the one day competition and live broadcast.
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Vimond Highlights Speeds NRK to Social Media with Topical News and Sports Clips
News: Vimond Highlights Speeds NRK to Social Media with Topical News and Sports ClipsCome and see us at IBC.Booth 14.E26
NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, has installed Vimond Highlights to streamline and accelerate the process of creating video clips from live coverage and posting them online.
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TWO ORIGINAL COGSWELL STUDENT- DESIGNED APPS NAMED AS FINALISTS IN GOOGLE’S “PROJECT TANGO DEVELOPER” CONTEST
News: TWO ORIGINAL COGSWELL STUDENT- DESIGNED APPS NAMED AS FINALISTS IN GOOGLE’S “PROJECT TANGO DEVELOPER” CONTESTRoom Modes Calculator” and “We Are Cubed” Among Only 48 Finalists Out of Hundreds of Submitted Entries
Cogswell College, a historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is very pleased to announce that TWO original apps designed by students of the school have been named as Finalists within Google’s 2015 “Project Tango Developer” Contest. These two projects, which are now competing for Grand Prizes against professional developers and companies, were selected among only 48 finalists chosen from hundreds of submitted entries.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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New Simon Pegg film “Absolutely Anything” graded with DaVinci Resolve at Mytherapy founder and chief colorist, Dado Valentic.
Blackmagic Design today announced that “Absolutely Anything,” this summer’s new British sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by Mytherapy
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​​Blackmagic Design Announces New Lower Price for Blackmagic Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced it will make the optical fiber connection on its Blackmagic Studio Camera models a user installed option allowing the company to reduce the retail price of the camera. The HD model will reduce in price by $300 and the Ultra HD model will reduce in price by $500.
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China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015
News: China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the X.mio3 SDI video card as the heart of its new Mariana5D-4K online graphics system and its A10-4K character generator. The company has also chosen Matrox DSX LE4 LP low-profile, half-length SDI I/O cards for its new X-Recorder multi-channel ingest system.
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Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award
News: Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence AwardThe Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Panasonic is a recipient of the organization's 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The coveted honor will be bestowed on November 12, 2015 during the tenth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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The Reel Thing Unveils Lineup
News: The Reel Thing Unveils LineupTwo-Day Symposium Includes Premiere Screenings of New 4K Restorations
The 35th edition of The Reel Thing technical symposium returns to Los Angeles on August 20-22, with two full days of top-tier sessions that include discussions about preservation of media assets and in-depth, visually documented case studies of recent restoration projects. Three premiere screenings of recent 4K restorations will also be presented, including John Huston’s FAT CITY, Otto Preminger’s WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, and Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR. The Reel Thing is an established venue for networking, information exchange and exploration of the latest technologies and methods for audio-visual restoration and preservation. The event takes place at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
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RE:Vision Effects releases DE:Flicker with GPU support for Premiere Pro
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, with support now included when purchasing DE:Flicker for After Effects. DE:Flicker continues to be available for Final Cut Pro X and Motion, which requires a separate license.
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2G Digital Grows Its Sales Team
News: 2G Digital Grows Its Sales Team2G Digital, a leading independent supplier of digital supply chain services, has made two appointments to its sales team.
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Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.com
News: Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.comBridges Media (Chicago, IL) and post production company, 11 Dollar Bill, recently produced two broadcast commercial spots for TeeOff.com by PGA Tour with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The TeeOff.com website, recently acquired in partnership with EZ Links, offers golfers of all experience levels tee times and deals not found anywhere else.
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Media Alert: Autodesk Revs Up Artist Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2015
Extensions Deliver Intuitive New Tools, Enhanced Interoperability and Superior Performance; Coincide with Launch of 3D Marketplace on Creative Market
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Expo, being held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya. Concurrently, the company unveiled the new 3D marketplace on Creative Market – its online platform for purchasing and selling custom content developed by artists. These solutions, along with Autodesk’s newly announced Stingray Game Engine, will be on display throughout SIGGRAPH, with additional resources available on AREA.
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NVIDIA Announces DesignWorks at SIGGRAPH 2015
To bring the power of interactive photorealism to mainstream designers, we’re announcing NVIDIA DesignWorks.
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NVIDIA Unveils DesignWorks VR
Virtual Reality (VR) is garnering a lot of attention right now for PC gaming, and rightly so. VR is a powerful, immersive experience, one that’s very different than sitting in front of a computer.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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Studer Audio, RED Cameras Join ASG for San Francisco Events
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host two “Studer Audio & RED Cameras for Broadcast-Level Production” events in the San Francisco area this month to highlight live event and broadcast technologies. On Aug. 18, ASG partner Thresher Communication & Productivity in Sunnyvale will co-host a happy hour featuring Studer’s 52-foot demo production trailer from 5-7:30 p.m., with free appetizers and beverages. On Aug. 19, the trailer will be parked at Civic Center Plaza across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.
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International Body-Worn Video Summit Headlines LEVA Annual Conference
News: International Body-Worn Video Summit Headlines LEVA Annual ConferenceThe Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will debate the advantages and challenges of body-worn video systems, along with numerous other topics, during the 2015 LEVA Conference & Digital Multimedia Evidence Symposium, which runs Nov. 2-6 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., at the Hilton Clearwater. The five-day event includes a mix of hands-on training, case studies, and interactive seminars, as well as an exhibit hall and networking opportunities.
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NVIDIA Announces DesignWorks at SIGGRAPH 2015
Announcing NVIDIA DesignWorks: Unleashing the Power of Interactive Photorealistic Rendering for Designers
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FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story”
News: FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of  of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story”FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for “Marvel’s Agents
Artists from FuseFX received two nominations in visual effects categories in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Technomax Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and Teranex Express
News: Technomax Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo’s Technomax Inc. has built a new 4K production and post production studio using DaVinci Resolve Studio, Teranex Express and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, along with a number of other Blackmagic products.
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Key Code Media Announce Formation of Education Division, Led By New Hire Mike Flanagan
Mike Flanagan, formerly President of Video Symphony has joined Key Code Media as Director of Education. Mr. Flanagan will be tapping into his two decades of experience in professional media education and post-production to build educational programs for Key Code Media and its clients. Prior to joining Key Code, Flanagan founded and oversaw the development of Video Symphony from a small Avid-authorized Education Center to a leading vocational college and training center for editing, motion graphics, and sound engineering. Flanagan brings 21 years of industry experience that started when he bought his first Avid Media Composer in 1994 from Mike Cavanagh, Key Code Media’s President. Flanagan will create new educational services, certificated training and assessments for media production products and workflows. He will also expand the training already being done by Key Code for its clients. Initial classroom and onsite client offerings will cover industry-leading software from Avid (Media Composer and Pro Tools), Adobe (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop), Blackmagic (Da Vinci Resolve), Maxon (Cinema 4D), and NewTek (TriCaster). In addition, Key Code Media will be providing more in depth programs for advanced workflow solutions such as transcoding, asset management, archive and storage management.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports TIFF World Premieres
News: Technicolor PostWorks Supports TIFF World PremieresTechnicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for four films making their world premieres at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.
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Autodesk Brings Visionary Speakers to SIGGRAPH 2015
Autodesk’s speaker series is returning to SIGGRAPH this year from August 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hosted in room 408A, the sessions, presented by industry thought leaders, will provide an in-depth overview of industry trends and emerging developments driving the future of 3D visual effects and production in film and television. Members of the Autodesk development team will also provide insights and updates on Autodesk software, including upcoming innovative applications of the technology in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and virtual production. Sessions range in focus from “Terminator Genisys” and “Jurassic World” VFX breakdowns to cloud computing and more. A few highlight sessions include:
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015Special guest artists to demo Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at SIGGRAPH on August 11-13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 312.
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Rock Star Hotel Builds Live Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Rock Star Hotel in Osaka City has built a full 4K broadcast workflow, which is built around three Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks and an ATEM Production Studio 4K, to stream live events from the hotel.
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News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflow
News: News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflowSet-to-finish seamless integration for Germany’s Lerchenberg
The producers of the German television comedy drama series Lerchenberghave implemented a new comprehensive, render-free grading environment from FilmLight. The use of Baselight systems, not only in the grading suite but also on set as well as within plugins for the editor, provides maximum creative control as well as real savings in the time to air.
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VFX Breakdown Video released for Teenage Popstar Girl
Underdog Entertainment releases Behind the Scenes VFX Video of the Robot-nspired Music Video
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Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior Appointments and New Market Growth Initiatives
News: Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior Appointments and New Market Growth Initiatives Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior
In a move validating continued growth and widespread adoption, Aframe, the cloud video platform provider, today announced that Lisa Hutt has joined as Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created position, Lisa will be responsible for Aframe's global marketing strategy, thought leadership, brand awareness and new market growth initiatives.
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Canon Champions Small Business Owners With Maxify Mentors Program And Contest
Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, along with New Mentors Brett Relander, Tim Berry, Rhonda Abrams, and Returning Mentor Ivana Taylor, Engage in MAXIFY Mentors Program
To further highlight the Canon MAXIFY brand of printers, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the MAXIFY Influencers Program has been expanded to include a mentor program designed to help small businesses navigate the treacherous waters of starting and building a business. Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, along with Ivana Taylor from DIY Marketers, will be joined this year by three new mentors: Social Media Power Influencer and writer Brett Relander, USA Today columnist and author Rhonda Abrams, and software entrepreneur and blogger, Tim Berry. The program will include content created by these mentors and shared on social networks aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small business owners learn from successful small business owners.
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PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experience
News: PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experienceUnique VR Experience is First to Sync Six Viewers Wirelessly and Offer Real-Time Vision-Distorting Effects To Heighten Suspense
Mirada recently partnered with Headcase and ad agency Digital Kitchen to create an immersive VR experience to promote season two of FX’s hit horror drama “The Strain,” developed by Mirada co-founder Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
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Premiere Digital Builds Future-Proof Transcoding Workflow on Telestream Vantage
News: Premiere Digital Builds Future-Proof Transcoding Workflow on Telestream VantageCompany sees 20 percent throughput improvement with multi-node Vantage media-processing software running on Lightspeed Servers
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that Premiere Digital, one of the largest encoding and distribution service companies in the world, has purchased multiple Telestream Vantage media-processing systems running on GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Servers to replace its legacy encoding and transcoding systems and create a future-proof workflow.
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
News: "Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
News: DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In Atlanta
News: The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In AtlantaA Co-Op Creative Space Designed for Indie and Home Based Filmmakers August 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA; – The Creative Hub is now open in the Atlanta area bringing the co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Targeted to the indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives inside the film and television production facility of Biscardi Creative Media (BCM).
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Radio France Chooses 2wcom’s FlexDSR+ For Audio Distribution via Satellite
News: Radio France Chooses 2wcom’s FlexDSR+ For Audio Distribution via SatelliteRadio France has implemented audio distribution via satellite using 2wcom’s FlexDSR technology.
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Red Digital Cinema And Filmlight Host A Live 4k Color Grading Event
RED Digital Cinema and FilmLight are hosting a behind-the-scenes look at the post-production techniques used on Season 3 of the Emmy-winning Netflix series ‘House of Cards.’
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Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
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Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
News: Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue NationThe first production to use ARRI Rental’s ALEXA 65 large format digital camera system has hit theaters: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Primarily shot with 35 mm film cameras by Academy Award® winner Robert Elswit, ASC, the fifth installment of the successful blockbuster spy series features a major underwater sequence, which was captured with prototype ALEXA 65 cameras in special HydroFlex housings by Pete Romano, ASC.
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Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015Ikegami Maintains Focus on Broadcast Innovation at IBC2015
Ikegami, a leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, will show its wide range of systems and technologies at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Broadcast innovation will be a major theme of the exhibit, including demonstrations of new 4K and 8K cameras. IBC visitors will be able to see how much more advanced these are in image quality compared with 2K cameras.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post 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 event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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