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Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic Design
Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that China’s Wuhan TV installed a Blackmagic Design workflow incorporating a number of Blackmagic Design products for its first full HD studio, including Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, Teranex 2Ds, Universal Videohub 72, SmartScope Duo and various OpenGear Converters.
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Vimond Media Solutions Announces an Improved Workflow for its Rights Manager
Vimond Media Solutions Announces an Improved Workflow for its Rights ManagerVimond Media Solutions is launching an improved version of the Rights Manager module at NAB 2017. The solution has been developed in close cooperation with broadcasters, making rights management a fully integrated part of the content management processes, and replacing the manual ad hoc tools that many broadcasters currently use. Vimond’s Rights Manager organises the cumbersome and fragmented domain of contracts management into a tightly integrated, automated workflow. It saves time and minimizes duplication and errors, and therefore reduces the risk of legal havoc for broadcasters.
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Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film Scanner
Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that HBC Flex has installed a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner to archive numerous films they have produced over their more than 50 years of filmmaking. HBC Flex, launched in 1955 as an affiliated company of Hokkaido Broadcasting Co. Ltd., has produced a number of 16mm short films, as well as TV news and TV programs. Such films include images from the Hokkaido Olympics in 1972, promotional films for various cities and towns throughout the Hokkaido area, as well as for corporations, events and constructions. The company has more than 1,000 film titles, many of which are stored currently only as negative film.
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Blackmagic Design lowers price for SmartView broadcast monitors
Blackmagic Design lowers price for SmartView broadcast monitors
Blackmagic Design reduces the price of SmartView 4K by $1,000 to only $995!
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting new low price for its SmartView 4K and SmartView HD broadcast monitors. The SmartView 4K is the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs and has now been reduced in price to only $995, while the high definition SmartView HD is now only $795. Both monitors are available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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SBS Specifies Leader LV5940 4K Test Instruments For UHD1 OB Truck
SBS Specifies Leader LV5940 4K Test Instruments For UHD1 OB TruckBroadcast Solutions GmbH, one of Germany's leading system integrators, has provided three Leader LV5490 4K test instruments for a new outside broadcast production truck built at its headquarters in Bingen am Rhein. The project was commissioned by South Korean's national television and radio network, SBS, which is based in Seoul. Believed to be the world's first 12G-SDI single-link production vehicle, the SBS UHD1 employs the two-sample interleave UHD standard and accommodates up to 12 4K/UHD cameras. It also offers 3G-SDI quad link monitoring gateways.
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AJA HELO Simplifies Streaming and Recording for Media Apex Productions Live Event Productions
AJA HELO Simplifies Streaming and Recording for Media Apex Productions Live Event ProductionsFrom Reggae on the River to the Enchanted Forest Gathering, live streaming has become a new norm on the music festival circuit, opening up doors for Humboldt, CA-based video production company Media Apex Productions whose sweet spot is multi-camera live production. With a full project slate planned for the year spanning music festivals and other events that require live streams and archives, the company recently updated its workflow with an AJA HELO for H.264 streaming and recording.
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Matrox® to Showcase Captioning of Live Web Programing with Monarch HDX™
Matrox® to Showcase Captioning of Live Web Programing with Monarch HDX™
Dedicated to offering intuitive solutions for broadcasters, Matrox® is demonstrating the Monarch™ HDX’s all new, captioning of live internet programming functionality, alongside its complete range of H.264 streaming and recording devices at NAB 2017
Matrox Monarch HDX — Dual-Channel Broadcast Streaming and Recording Appliance
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Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testing
Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testingBlackmagic Design today announced that Creative Technology (CT), one of the world’s leading rental and event staging specialists, has equipped its infrastructure engineers with the Blackmagic Video Assist as part of their standard issue onsite testing kits. CT supplies AV equipment and bespoke staging services to global sporting, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Major recent projects have included events at the Rio Olympics and the UK’s Grand National horse race, as well as AV for international tours for artists such as Mariah Carey and Queen.
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Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by Singapore based Camp Up Studio to shoot BE SCHOOLED, a popular Singapore TV show that won Silver for Best Opening Titles for a Program at PromaxBDA Asia 2016, one of the most prestigious awards for creative endeavors in the media marketing space in Asia.
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Apantac Launches MX-32 Multiviewer with Built-In Router at NAB
Apantac Launches MX-32 Multiviewer with Built-In Router at NABApantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions will expand series of affordable and fully featured video Multiviewers, with the new 32 input and 4 output MX-32. The MX-32 will be showcased at NAB 2017, booth N5906. The MX-32 allows users to monitor up to 32 independent video (3G/HD/SD-SDI) inputs simultaneously with four independent outputs. The MX-32 provides the functionality for any input source to be displayed on any of the four outputs. Each input sources can be duplicated as well as resized on the display. Each output can display a maximum of 32 windows.
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MAGIX Announces New Free Version of Music Maker
MAGIX Announces New Free Version of Music Maker
A popular tool for musicians for over 20 years, Music Maker is now available for free for the first time.
MAGIX proudly announces the latest version of Music Maker. Having provided the ideal creative workspace for digital music creation on the PC platform for over 20 years, this new version of Music Maker is now absolutely free for everyone. Perfect for the musician just getting started as well as the professional musician, Music Maker provides all the tools needed to record, produce, and share your music. MAGIX makes this fully-functional version completely free and ready for download at magix.com.
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Matrox® Announces Maevex™ 6150: Quad-4K Capable Encoding Appliance
Matrox® Announces Maevex™ 6150: Quad-4K Capable Encoding Appliance
Quad encoder appliance allows top-quality 4K streaming & recording functionality, enhanced with zero-latency pass-through
Following the customer, partner, and media enthusiasm seen after releasing the Matrox® Maevex™ 6100 series of multi-stream 4K products, Matrox Graphics is today unveiling an all-new multi-4K capable stand-alone encoding appliance. The Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance affords the full feature set of the Maevex 6100 quad encoder PCI Express® card, delivering industry-leading quad 4K capture plus multiple encodes to stream and/or record at low bit rates. Offering four or more channels simultaneously, the Maevex 6150 provides an all-in-one, dual density form factor with the additional IO befitting an appliance.
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AJA Releases IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converter for IP Workflows
AJA Releases IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converter for IP Workflows
Bridges JPEG 2000 over IP to 3G-SDI for source monitoring, digital signage, video walls and other point of use applications
AJA Video Systems today announced that its new IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converter is now available. IPR-1G-SDI extracts a JPEG 2000 essence from an incoming IP stream and presents it for display on SDI devices.
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Telestream Ships Wirecast Version 7.5; Supports Periscope/Twitter API with Native Live Streaming
Telestream Ships Wirecast Version 7.5; Supports Periscope/Twitter API with Native Live Streaming
Leading live production and streaming system enables users to bring professional production values to live video streaming Twitter feeds
Telestream®, provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Version 7.5 of its Wirecast live streaming and production software. In a strategic move aimed at strengthening its position as the leading live stream feeder platform to social media networks, Telestream has announced Wirecast support for the Periscope/Twitter API. This means that any user, from tech-savvy consumers to online broadcasters, can employ Wirecast to stream live full motion video to Periscope.tv, which will appear natively within their Twitter feeds.
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TMD adds regional specialist support for SE Asia
TMD adds regional specialist support for SE Asia
Software support and business analysis in the region
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has recruited Heina Karina Abdul Wahid to its south-east Asia operations, based in the company’s offices in Kuala Lumpur. Her appointment is in response to TMD’s successful implementations and continued projects with customers such as leading satellite broadcaster Astro in Malaysia and Singapore-based Asian Film Archive (AFA).
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LYNX Technik Wins TM Broadcast’s “Best of 2016” Award for greenMachine
LYNX Technik Wins TM Broadcast’s “Best of 2016” Award for greenMachineLYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces for broadcast and professional AV, is the recipient of a TM Broadcast International “Best of 2016” award for its greenMachine®. These technology business awards shed light on innovative companies in the Broadcast and Professional AV marketplace that are reshaping broadcast technology and redefining the business.
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FOH Engineer Dani Munoz Uses the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for Magic! Tour
FOH Engineer Dani Munoz Uses the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for Magic! TourFront-of-house engineer Dani Munoz (Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, Animal Collective, Snoop Dogg) chooses the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer on tour for Canadian reggae fusion band Magic!. Munoz comments, “My setup includes a dual 27-inch touchscreen setup, with one Waves SoundGrid® Extreme server, one Mac Mini running Windows 10 via Boot Camp and three DiGiGrid IOX audio interface units, and it’s all cleanly packed into flight cases with the right dimensions and weight to avoid oversize charges at the airport! For me, consistency is paramount. Most of our touring work includes fly dates on a crazy schedule. On some runs, we bounce from Europe to Australia, to America and then back to Asia. Finding the same gear in every country we go to is a big challenge, and flying with my own console, in the past, was simply not possible. Consistency from performance to performance was compromised as a result of this – that is, until now… There is no console out there that is as portable, dependable, powerful and sonically remarkable as the Waves LV1.”
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Sennheiser Wins Big At 59th Annual Grammy Awards
Sennheiser Wins Big At 59th Annual Grammy AwardsThe music industry’s biggest names gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13th for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The evening was punctuated by command performances by Bruno Mars, Adele, Beyoncé, and Ed Sheeran, each relying on Sennheiser’s flagship wireless technology: the Digital 9000 system. Others, including Lady Gaga, the Weeknd, and Katy Perry, also turned to Sennheiser wireless equipment for their performances, which were viewed by nearly 25 million television viewers around the world.
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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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Mt. Zion Baptist Church Acquires Three New Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Consoles
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Acquires Three New Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Consoles
Large-scale Greensboro, North Carolina house of worship chooses Roland’s M-5000 for front of house, monitors and broadcast applications, leveraging Roland’s REAC network protocol as the digital backbone for all of the church’s audio media requirements
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (MTZBC), a large house of worship in Greensboro, North Carolina, has outfitted its 3,000-seat sanctuary with a trio of Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Consoles, purchased through and installed by Carey Sound.
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Digital P Media Delivers Live FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Coverage with JVC ProHD Cameras
Digital P Media Delivers Live FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Coverage with JVC ProHD CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Digital P Media, a video production company based in Cary, N.C., is using five ProHD shoulder camcorders to stream live coverage of Fishing League Worldwide’s eight-tournament bass fishing schedule in 2017. The company has already covered three FLW Tour events this year, and will continue its live streaming during the April 6 event at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
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PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro Media
PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro MediaCelebro Media, one of Europe's leading creative television production companies, has chosen a complete playout solution from PlayBox Technology to power a new channel for a major Middle East broadcaster. The system comprises AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo and SafeBox Neo and was recently installed at the company's London studios.
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Vimond Launches the Live Channel Planner at NAB 2017
Vimond Launches the Live Channel Planner at NAB 2017
A new solution for managing hundreds of live channels with ease and efficiency
Vimond Media Solutions is launching its new product, Live Channel Planner, at NAB 2017. Live Channel Planner has been developed in close cooperation with several of Vimond’s customers, and makes it easy to schedule and monitor a large number of live channels. It covers both linear live setup, and event-based live programs (e.g. sports), improving efficiency and reducing the potential for errors.
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MultiDyne Elevates Fiber Transport Density with LightBrix VB-3600 Series
To be introduced at 2017 NAB Show, new series of rugged, compact systems support 12G and 4K video, and are interoperable with MultiDyne’s modular OG-3600 Series
At the forthcoming 2017 NAB Show, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will expand its versatile and economical LightBrix range of compact, rugged fiber transport products with the new VB-3600 Series. Now shipping, the VB-3600 Series provides broadcasters and content producers with eight throwdown or mountable options to serve a diversity of signal configurations, including 12G, 4K and 1080p video; and embedded audio, Ethernet and control.
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John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media Links
John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media LinksMedia Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, announces the appointment of John Dale III, a longtime Media Links technologist, senior executive and board director, as its new Chairman, CEO and President, effective 1 April 2017. John succeeds Takatsugu Ono, who will retire at the end of March 2017.
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Leader to Introduce Latest LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor Enhancements at NAB 2017, Las Vegas
Leader to Introduce Latest LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor Enhancements at NAB 2017, Las VegasLeader Instruments Corporations heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center in April for the 2017 NAB Show. Centrepiece of the demonstration on booth C9021 in the Central Hall will be the latest additions to the LV5490 multiscreen waveform monitor. Occupying a half-rack-width by 4U high housing, the Leader LV5490 offers 4K, UHD, 3G, HD and SD test and measurement features in a compact portable unit. Waveform, vector, five-bar and picture display can all be viewed at the same time on the LV5490's 9 inch LCD monitor.
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Sigma Announces 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma’s highly-anticipated telephoto prime lens, designed for shooting events and studio/location portraiture, begins shipping in May 2017 for a retail price of $1399.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens will begin shipping in May 2017 for a retail price of $1399.00 USD. Making its public debut at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan in February 2017, the 135mm F1.8 Art lens enters the market as Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens, touting outstanding sharpness and great IQ from edge to edge. Ideal for events such as concerts, weddings, indoor sports, conferences and press events, the 1.8 F-stop delivers greater “shallow depth of field” and isolation of subjects. The outstanding compression effect makes it equally as powerful for up-close and full-length portraits. Its new large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds and allowing for fast autofocus photography.
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Antelope Audio Introduces Robust Detailed Session Saving Functionality to its Best in Class Interfaces
Antelope Audio Introduces Robust Detailed Session Saving Functionality to its Best in Class Interfaces
Complimentary Software Update Enables Users to Save and Recall Complicated Routing, Mixer, and FX Settings Across Multiple Devices
Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array-based vintage FX modeling, announced an exciting update for its desktop application that brings powerful new functionality to users of its popular recording interfaces: Session Presets — available now as a complimentary download for owners of compatible Antelope devices. 
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Columbus Arrives in America as Gearhouse Expands U.S. Footprint
Columbus Arrives in America as Gearhouse Expands U.S. Footprint
Gearhouse Broadcast USA to Roll Out New 4K Mobile Unit at NAB
At the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, Gearhouse Broadcast USA will debut Columbus, the first mobile unit based in the U.S. to feature a full 4K monitor wall, “one button” hydraulic deployment, and integrated RF (mast included), among other unique attributes.
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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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E! UK's Oscar party live streamed with Blackmagic Design
E! UK's Oscar party live streamed with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that prolific web broadcaster Alex Pettitt delivered a Facebook Live Stream for broadcaster E! UK’s Oscars Watch Along Party using a compact live production workflow consisting of the ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini and Blackmagic Web Presenter. E! hosts Watch Along parties for many high profile award ceremonies, in which celebrities are invited to a luxury hotel to give their instant reactions to all of the red carpet action. The contents are then streamed out live to the broadcaster’s social media feeds, to interact with fans and encourage them to join the conversation.
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Crystal Vision releases TX-VF and FRX-VF fibre transmitter and receiver
Crystal Vision releases TX-VF and FRX-VF fibre transmitter and receiver
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FIBRE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER FOR ITS NEW FRAME SYSTEM
Crystal Vision has released a fibre optic transmitter and receiver for its new Vision frame system. The FTX-VF dual channel fibre transmitter and FRX-VF dual channel fibre receiver have been designed to transmit and receive 3Gb/s, HD and SD signals over large distances. Meeting the SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul specification, they can be used with single-mode or multi-mode fibre and are perfect for moving signals around in big installations. With up to 20 space-saving cards (40 channels) fitting in 3U, the useful features include full DVB-ASI compatibility and the ability to fit CWDM lasers – along with multiple outputs and loop-throughs which reduce the need for additional distribution amplifiers.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Biznet Expands with PlayBox Technology Neo
Biznet Expands with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand G1-20 at CABSAT and booth N5311 at the NAB Show
(Jakarta, Indonesia--March 16, 2017) PlayBox Technology announces the completion of a broadcast playout system expansion at Biznet which owns and operates the largest telecommunication and multimedia data centre in Indonesia. Three AirBox servers deployed at the Biznet Technovillage on the outskirts of Jakarta have been upgraded to the latest AirBox Neo. "We have been operating PlayBox Technology AirBox servers very successfully for several years," comments Biznet playout engineering manager Mohammad Komar.
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Interra Systems Improves Broadcast Workflow Efficiency With Next-Generation Hybrid QC Platform
Interra Systems Improves Broadcast Workflow Efficiency With Next-Generation Hybrid QC Platform
Latest Version of Interra Systems' Industry-Leading BATON® QC Solution Offers Automated and Manual Quality Control Checks
At the 2017 NAB Show, Interra Systems, a leading global provider of end-to-end software solutions to the digital media industry, will introduce hybrid capabilities for its industry-leading BATON® quality control (QC) solution. The latest version of BATON enhances auto QC checks by allowing users to add manual (i.e., eyeball) checks, enabling operators to implement their QC policies more effectively and completely. The platform includes an even more powerful BATON Media Player that shows a list of user-defined manual QC checks enabled in the test plan, allowing users to add necessary errors on the content timeline, as well as review auto QC results. The result is a well-integrated and more efficient broadcast workflow.
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AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
Topics to include cloud-based media management and distribution, automated metadata, artificial intelligence’s role in archiving and asset management, and successful vault conversion strategies
The 2017 New York edition of the popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) series, presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has announced its program lineup today, which will include a wide range of educational sessions focused on the ongoing challenges facing digital asset management practitioners led by top experts in the field. The daylong event takes place May 5 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Real world presentations will explore the many facets of the life-cycle of content – from collection and maintenance strategies to delivery with the purpose of reaching new, bigger audiences.
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Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Playful Cartoons Combine Practical Information with Captivating Visuals to Communicate Product Features and Installation Possibilities for Best in Class Series of Amplifier Products
Powersoft, a leading manufacturer of advanced power amplification technology, recently launched a playful — yet informative and practical — video campaign designed to inform new and existing customers of its latest series of groundbreaking amplifiers: Quattrocanali. The international campaign, which utilizes cartoons in a clever and informative narrative visual context, consists of four separate videos, each honing in on a key concept of the campaign's messaging: 'Seamless Integration', 'Effortless Installation', 'Greener Earth', and an 'overview' of the line.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Eleven Names Melissa Elston New Executive Producer
Eleven Names Melissa Elston New Executive Producer
Unveils Studio Renovations & Upgrades
Eleven’s Founder/Mixer/Sound Designer Jeff Payne has once again promoted from within his talented audio post company, naming Melissa Elston as the team’s new Executive Producer. Payne also unveils a series of renovations and upgrades for the downstairs mixing studios at Eleven for Mixers/Sound Designers Ben Freer and Mike Franklin, as well as a newly renovated kitchen and lounge area.
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Encryption To Protect and Secure Live Video Streaming
Streambox is proud to announce the addition of AES-128 encryption to its video streaming products and solutions. The stream level encryption is available for rackmount encoders/decoders and macOS software Media Players now and slated for all encoding/decoder/playing products in the coming months.
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Telestream Announces Vantage TrafficManager Syndication for Automated Handling of Programming
Telestream Announces Vantage TrafficManager Syndication for Automated Handling of Programming
New Vantage Syndication module provides a more efficient means of ingesting and managing long and short-form syndicated broadcast content
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a new offering for its Vantage Media Processing Platform. Called TrafficManager Syndication, this new feature for Vantage TrafficManager enables template-driven, automated handling of syndicated content from delivery services such as Pitch Blue and Pathfire, as well as locally produced programming. TrafficManager Syndication will be available in late March 2017 and will be shown for the first time at NAB on stand SL3316.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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4K 4Charity Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion as Registration and Sponsorships Open
4K 4Charity Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion as Registration and Sponsorships Open
Media and Entertainment Industry Charity Event Series Expands Support to Organizations Devoted to Increasing Diversity and Inclusion
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced the next 4K 4Charity Fun Run, which takes place Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 2017 NAB Show. Sponsorships are now available and participant registration for the event is open at www.4K4Charity.com. Beginning with the 2017 NAB Show event, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series will distribute all proceeds toward raising awareness and funding for organizations that work in support of increased diversity and inclusion.
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Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playout
Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playoutCinegy today announced that Thailand’s Next Step direct-to-home Freeview HD platform has deployed multiple Cinegy Air PRO Bundles, a comprehensive, IP-based software suite for automated SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout for their multi-channel playout offering. Next Step, a multi-channel operator and distributor in Thailand, launched its free-to-air HD platform in late 2015, and has grown exponentially since, with the potential to provide HD programming to approximately 67 million people throughout the country.
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Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's Fairlight
Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that Sound Design Corporation uses Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers to deliver audio for major award shows, including the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. For more than 20 years, Fairlight has helped Sound Design Corporation deliver all its audio post and broadcast projects, including variety and award shows, television series and specials, documentaries, shorts, commercials, video games and more.
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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer
Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative OfficerCreative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media.
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Diversified chooses TSL Products' TallyMan to coordinate critical broadcast components for Fortune 500 customer
Diversified chooses TSL Products' TallyMan to coordinate critical broadcast components for Fortune 500 customerLeading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced that renowned global systems integrator, Diversified, has chosen TSL's TallyMan controllers to coordinate critical broadcast infrastructure components at multiple sites for a major corporate customer, providing its client's operators with a common platform to easily control equipment from different vendors.
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SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
Shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) debut film “Flesh and Blood” was shot with several of Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras, including URSA Mini 4.6K, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, by DP Patrice Lucien Cochet. Producer and Post Production Supervisor Dustin Hughes also used Blackmagic Design’s professional editing, color grading and finishing solution DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the film, as well as Fusion for visual effects (VFX) work.
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FireFly Cinema Helps Create an Enhanced Viewing Experience for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” in EclairColor™
FireFly Cinema Helps Create an Enhanced Viewing Experience for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” in EclairColor™
FirePost color grading application masters in EclairColor format to empower new level of digital projection quality with enhanced brightness, color and contrast
FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced its FirePost color grading application was used to produce the EclairColor mastered version of the Academy Award® nominated film La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle. Used on hundreds of feature films (Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
Boutique Audio Company Partners With Production/Post Houses East Coast Digital And Hidden Content To Offer Full Service 360 VR Execution
HOBO, the boutique audio post studio, has launched a 360 VR division and formed strategic alliances with production/post production studios East Coast Digital and Hidden Content, both based in New York, to offer clients a full service approach to 360 VR content creation – from concepting through production, post, music and final audio mix in an immersive 360 format.
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Roland Professional and Audinate Holding Webinar
Roland Professional and Audinate Holding Webinar
Learn about how Dante™ connectivity can streamline live, streaming, broadcast and recording applications at webinar event on March 23, 2017
Roland Professional A/V and Audinate®, the creator of the Dante™ networking protocol, are holding a webinar event on March 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Join Brad Price of Audinate and Rob Read and Brian Belcher from Roland to learn how integrating Dante audio into your video and audio workflows can streamline live, streaming, broadcast and recording applications.
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Marquis is Envy of Business Continuity for Post Production
Marquis is Envy of Business Continuity for Post ProductionMarquis Broadcast, developer of advanced workflow productivity tools for the broadcast and media industry, has announced leading UK post production house, ENVY, has installed Marquis’ Project Parking and Workspace Parking to guarantee business continuity of high value productions. ENVY’s award winning post production work includes factual, drama, comedy, documentaries and light entertainment and some of the company’s most viewed content includes: The Voice UK, Gogglebox and The Supervet.
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A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post Lounge
A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post LoungeBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, to grade the hit comedy sequel A FEW LESS MEN at full-service post studio The Post Lounge’s new Melbourne facility. A sequel to 2011’s A FEW BEST MEN, the film picks up where the original left off.
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United Arab Emirates First for NOA
United Arab Emirates First for NOA
mediARC™ will be used to digitize and manage Sharjah Media Corporation’s entire legacy video archive
AV Digitizing and archiving specialists NOA are proud to announce their first United Arab Emirates contract with Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC). Delivery of NOA’s unique Archive Asset Management (AAM) system mediARC™ will be completed by Q2 2017, and will be used to digitize and manage SMC’s entire legacy video archive consisting of 140,000 hours of Betacam, DigiBeta, U-matic, One Inch, and MiniDV tapes to SMC’s enterprise datacentre.
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Vimond Enhances Audio in Storytelling Application
Vimond Enhances Audio in Storytelling Application
Vimond IO new features to be showcased at NAB 2017 on booth SU10105CM
Vimond Media Solutions today announced that it has enhanced its cloud-based video editing application, Vimond IO, with advanced audio features including rubber-banding, collapsed/expanded audio and solo/mute monitoring.
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Kino Lorber Acquires all North American rights to Gabe Klinger's PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas, before its SXSW premiere on March 12.
PORTO PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 12, AT 6:45PM AT ALAMO RITZ 1 IN AUSTIN, TX.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
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Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
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Telestream to Acquire IneoQuest
Telestream to Acquire IneoQuest
Acquisition ensures the highest possible video quality from creation to viewing
Telestream® (www.telestream.net), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced its agreement to acquire IneoQuest (www.ineoquest.com), the global leader in video quality monitoring and analytics solutions for content distribution across managed and unmanaged networks. Founded in 2001, IneoQuest is headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with sales operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. With this acquisition, Telestream will enable its customers to deliver the highest possible video quality to their viewers on any device. The terms of the deal were not disclosed as both companies are privately held.
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Major UK presence at CABSAT & SATExpo 2017
Major UK presence at CABSAT & SATExpo 2017
55 companies bring the best of British broadcast and media technology to the EMEA showcase event
CABSAT 2017: This year sees another major British Group at CABSAT (Dubai World Trade Centre, 21 – 23 March 2017). No fewer than 55 companies working together to demonstrate the best in broadcast and media technology. The presence is organised by Tradefair, on behalf of the UK government’s Department of International Trade and in association with techUK, the Information Technology Telecommunications and Electronics Association.
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Ross Mobile Productions Scores Efficiency Points with MultiDyne Fiber-Optic Systems
Ross Mobile Productions Scores Efficiency Points with MultiDyne Fiber-Optic Systems
MultiDyne LiGHTCuBE, SMPTE-HUT provide long distance, lightweight fiber optic signal transport in stadium locations, significantly reducing the time and energy needed to set-up and teardown for games
By using MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions’ LiGHTCuBE and SMPTE-HUT fiber optic distribution equipment, Ross Mobile Productions of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has dramatically reduced setup and tear-down time associated with sports and live event productions.
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Antelope Audio Ships Orion32 HD for Pro Tools HD and Native Compatible
Antelope Audio Ships Orion32 HD for Pro Tools HD and Native Compatible
Newest Addition to the Orion Family Features Sonic Excellence, Versatility and FPGA FX — with 64 Channels of Audio via HDX and USB3
Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array-based vintage FX modeling, announced that its Orion32 HD is now shipping. Announced at the NAMM 2017 convention and priced at $3,495.00, the Orion32 HD is the third member of the Orion32 family and features full Pro Tools HD and Native compatibility — along with 64 channels of pristine audio quality in 192kHz via HDX or USB3 with real time monitoring. 
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Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlock
Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlockFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Mosaic—a Southern California church with more than 3,000 regular attendees—is among the first houses of worship in the nation to adopt an end-to-end native 4K-resolution file-based video workflow for media content creation.
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Crawford Media Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Crawford Media Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Easily Scalable Quantum Archive Improves Long-Term Integrity and Availability of Content While Minimizing Costs
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services is using Lattus® object storage to build a content repository that supports mass migration of its clients' legacy content to digital formats and provides ongoing media storage and management. Designed to hold an initial 1.2 petabytes of archived assets as well as content ingested during new projects, the system gives Crawford Media a sophisticated storage infrastructure that cost-effectively accommodates ongoing expansion of the company's services and customer base.
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Masstech to Unveil Major MAM and Workflow Advances at NAB Show
Masstech to Unveil Major MAM and Workflow Advances at NAB Show
New hosting and storage options bring the power of the company's solutions to the Cloud, while expanded automations and integrations streamline customers' operations
Masstech is heading to the 2017 NAB Show with its widest array of media management innovations and enhancements in years. Exhibiting in booth SU3202, the company will showcase how media organizations can seamlessly integrate the Cloud into their operations, maximize their content's value, and move media files more easily between production, distribution and archive processes.
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Marquis' Parking is Just the Ticket for Hat Trick 
Marquis' Parking is Just the Ticket for Hat Trick Marquis Broadcast, developer of advanced workflow productivity tools for the broadcast and media industry, has announced Hat Trick, one of the UK's most successful independent production companies has installed Marquis’ Project Parking and Workspace Parking to manage its Avid projects. Hat Trick now uses Project Parking integrated with Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl® Deep Storage Gateway for storage and easy retrieval of projects, while Marquis’ Workspace Parking and Sync enable editors to access content at facilities in both Camden and near Oxford Street, central London.
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WhiteSpace Alliance Believes United States Will Rapidly Move Forward with TV White Space Deployments
WhiteSpace Alliance Believes United States Will Rapidly Move Forward with TV White Space Deployments
Significant License Exempt Spectrum for TV Band Internet Access Will Become Available
The WhiteSpace Alliance® (WSA), a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, says that completion of the recent FCC spectrum incentive auction will make the United States a prime market for TV white space deployments.
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Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Hollywood Mainstay Joins Growing Talent Pool of Santa Clarita Production Hub
Digital Jungle, one of Hollywood’s longtime leaders in digital workflow and postproduction services, has moved its operations to a new facility in Santa Clarita, CA, a burgeoning production and post production community in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  The new headquarters is now home to both Digital Jungle Post and its recent off-shoot, Digital Jungle Pictures, a feature film development and production studio.  Considered an icon in the post industry, Digital Jungle, has put its finishing touches on hundreds of indie films, commercials and long-form TV projects.
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Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that Amazon Prime's original 4K documentary, PRIME JAPAN, was shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K. PRIME JAPAN is a documentary about Japan. It picks up a variety of topics regarding Japan from traditional culture such as sushi, sake and Japanese swords to more modern culture which represents today's Japan such as design, fashion and modern architecture.
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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line in North, Central and South America
FOR-A Corporation of America and ClassX announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis, the ClassX solution of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, Central, and South America. The agreement provides broadcasters and live event producers with the ability to create and play out ClassX real-time broadcast graphics integrated with FOR-A video switchers.
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Digital Nirvana to Showcase its Full Suite of Media Management Products & Services
Digital Nirvana to Showcase its Full Suite of Media Management Products & Services
The company’s latest version of its MonitorIQ platform and new closed captioning services among booth highlights
Digital Nirvana, developers of innovative media management products, will show its full line of products and services at the 2017 NAB Show. Taking place April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Digital Nirvana will showcase its newest media management solutions at Booth #SU14312. With new service offerings to be announced at a later date, booth highlights will include the newest version of its flagship MonitorIQ platform, the CAR/TS (Capture, Analyze, Replay – Transport Stream) transport stream recorder, as well as closed captioning solutions.
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Hasselblad announce inspiring photography experiences around the world 
Hasselblad announce inspiring photography experiences around the world Hasselblad, the leading manufacturer of medium format cameras and lenses, has announced the 2017 Hasselblad Experience series. Hasselblad Experience workshops are held across the world and offer an unparalleled educational experience for photo enthusiasts and photographers alike.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai.
Transvideo will show the new StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor with advanced camera control capabilities that can remotely control key functions of the ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras. The kit consists of a StarliteRF-a monitor-recorder and a TitanHD2 Tx-a that connects to the EXT socket of the ARRI cameras via a specific cable provided. You will have a hand held lightweight, high quality monitor receiving the camera picture wirelessly, and you can adjust key camera functions wirelessly by return to the camera. The camera functions are accessed via the monitor’s touch screen. You also have the ability to record and play back clips via the inbuilt recorder, which can be set up to record automatically when the camera records.
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Procam Selects Timecode Systems As Exclusive Supplier
Procam Selects Timecode Systems As Exclusive Supplier
Timecode Systems Selected by Procam as Exclusive Supplier of Timecode and Sync Products
Timecode Systems today announced that it has been chosen as the sole supplier of timecode and sync products to Procam, the UK's largest digital cinematography and broadcast hire facility. The agreement comes as a result of a growing relationship between the two companies, which share the same commitment to using new technology innovatively to help production teams deliver increasingly ambitious shows as efficiently as possible.
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Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense Wolverine finale.
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for LOGAN, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
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Audio-Technica Introduces Interpretation Unit for ATUC-50 Digital Discussion System
Audio-Technica Introduces Interpretation Unit for ATUC-50 Digital Discussion SystemAudio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has extended the functionality of its ATUC-50 Digital Wired Discussion System with the launch of the ATUC-50INT simultaneous interpretation unit.
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FOH Engineer Vance Galloway Chooses Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for Nicolas Jaar Tour
FOH Engineer Vance Galloway Chooses Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for Nicolas Jaar TourFront-of-house engineer Vance Galloway is among the growing trend of live audio professionals employing tools from Waves Audio on tour with prominent acts. For live dates with Nicolas Jaar, Galloway chooses the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer, Waves SoundGrid servers and various Waves plugins. Galloway comments, “My current setup includes a very compact system consisting of a Waves SoundGrid server and a 2014 Mac Mini running Windows 10 with two 20” Dell 10-point touchscreens.
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Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci Resolve
Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Berlin post house Cine Plus has completed its first high dynamic range (HDR) grade in DaVinci Resolve Studio for German national broadcaster ARD’s feature length thriller, “Sanft Schläft der Tod.”
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OffAbbot Creates/Produces Hollar.com's First-Ever TV Ad
OffAbbot Creates/Produces Hollar.com's First-Ever TV Ad
Creative Collective Partners With Popular Mobile Retailer To Create And Produce New “Bottomless" Spot
Looking to make a splash with its first foray into broadcast TV, Hollar.com (recently named one of the top 33 start-ups to watch in 2017 by Business Insider)partnered with digital production collective OffAbbot to create and produce the brand’s new ad “Bottomless.”
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Finland’s Digita selects Nevion for DVB terrestrial network distribution renewal
Finland’s Digita selects Nevion for DVB terrestrial network distribution renewal
Finland’s Digita selects Nevion for DVB terrestrial network distribution renewal Nevion Virtuoso CP4400 DTT processors and VideoIPath management software for a reliable transport over IP
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, announced today that Finnish network terrestrial operator Digita (www.digita.fi) has selected Nevion equipment and software to provide a transport of signals from its headend to its transmission sites. Applying cutting-edge digital technology, Digita also develops and supplies versatile Internet TV and radio services along with services based on the company’s comprehensive network infrastructure.
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PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​
PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​PlayBox Technology Limited will introduce the latest versions of its CloudAir universal playout and streaming platform and Neo channel-in-a-box product suite and at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24-27. "We will also be making a very big announcement on the floor at this year's NAB so please make sure you come and see us on booth N5311 in the North Hall," says US director of operations Van Duke.
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Marquis to Launch Worx4 X for Apple FCP at NAB 2017
Marquis to Launch Worx4 X for Apple FCP at NAB 2017Marquis Broadcast, developer of advanced workflow productivity tools for the broadcast and media industry, has announced it will officially launch Worx4 X the brand-new app which consolidates Apple Final Cut Pro X projects. It massively reduces project size, without quality loss or using compression - at NAB 2017 on booth SL9030.
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LightHouse Films Signs New Northeast Representation
LightHouse Films has recently signed Sharon Lew of Lew & Co for Northeast representation. Sharon is a 20-year film, television, and media industry veteran who founded the New York-based Talent Management firm, Lew & Co. Her career includes collaborations with world-class visual artists, directors, brands, and production companies.
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Era Enables Benelux Viceland Expansion
ERA implements Pixit storage as VICELAND expands in Europe
VICE Media, which owns and operates the expanding VICELAND television network, has purchased Pixit Media’s PixStor software-defined storage system from UK-based IT infrastructure and technical solution specialists ERA for the new VICELAND channel in Benelux. The PixStor system will be installed and implemented on-site by ERA, specialists in image-centric IT solutions for the creative industries. The new installation is particularly aimed at enhancing VICELAND’s 4K capabilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available
DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio are now available for Red Hat and CentOS Linux.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux. This allows customers with Red Hat or CentoOS 6.8 or 7.2 systems to download and use the free version of DaVinci Resolve or the full DaVinci Resolve Studio. Adding Linux support gives customers more choice in hardware, allowing them to build extremely high performance, low cost workstations for editing and color correction.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
New camera combines incredible digital film image quality with broadcast camera features, built in ND filters, interchangeable lens mount and more.
Blackmagic Design today announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, a new professional camera that combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera. URSA Mini Pro features a massive number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built in optical ND filters, a new interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, and much more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve
New hardware color correction control panels are designed for new changing workflows
Blackmagic Design today announced two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software. With professional editing becoming extremely popular in DaVinci Resolve, these new control panels are designed to allow color correction workflows to be mixed in with editing workflows, while introducing new levels of quality in affordable hardware control panels.
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Apantac to Debut 9 Input Multiviewer openGear Card at NAB 2017
Apantac to Debut 9 Input Multiviewer openGear Card at NAB 2017Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions is debuting a nine input Multiviewer card for the openGear platform at NAB 2017, booth N6406.
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Waves Introduces the Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech Bundle
Waves Introduces the Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech BundleWaves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies, introduces the Waves Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech bundle. Any live or broadcast engineer is familiar with the challenging situation of having to mix multiple channels of speech mics. These Dugan plugins save users the tedious need to manually ride faders while trying to keep up with several people talking at once. Now, with the Waves Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech bundle, this has never been easier. Developed with pro audio inventor Dan Dugan, both Dugan plugins are powered by his patented voice-activated process. This high-value bundle includes two plugins for auto-mixing multiple mics in real time: the new Dugan Speech for integrated use inside the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixing console, and the Dugan Automixer for other major live sound consoles.
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Sennheiser Announces A Digital Wireless System That Is All About Performance
Sennheiser Announces A Digital Wireless System That Is All About Performance
The Sennheiser Digital 6000 microphone system is shipping now
Digital 6000, the latest member of Sennheiser’s professional wireless microphone range, is shipping now. Incorporating the acclaimed Long Range transmission mode and proprietary audio codec from Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range Digital 9000 series, Digital 6000 delivers impeccable RF wireless and audio performance. At the same time, the system fulfils the business need of rental companies, theatres, broadcasters and houses of worship for a flexible two-channel wireless solution that allows the use of existing accessory infrastructures. Designed for demanding live productions, Digital 6000 also addresses the challenges of the shrinking UHF spectrum: The system eliminates intermodulation, enabling more channels to operate in less spectrum space.
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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director
Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative DirectorCreative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual effects company on M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller “Split,” which was the no. 1 film at the U.S. Box Office for three consecutive weeks.
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Major US News Network Moves to Dalet Unified News Operations Workflow
Major US News Network Moves to Dalet Unified News Operations WorkflowDalet announced today that a leading US news broadcaster has signed a large-scale, multi-site deal to migrate all of its regional news stations to the Dalet Unified News Operations workflow powered by Dalet Galaxy. The state-of-the-art solution will offer every station a centralized content repository natively accessible by the suite of user-friendly production and distribution tools. The connected, friction-free Unified News Operations workflow will provide faster and better content production and ultra-easy distribution for broadcast, web (CMS) and social outlets alike. Once this first phase is completed, all sites will be standardized on the same technology platform, setting a robust and open foundation for future multi-site federation and collaboration.
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Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team
Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team
Veteran editor and visual effects artists will focus on finishing studio and independent features.
Veteran editor, visual effects artist and creative director Craig Price has joined Roundabout Entertainment. Price will serve as a finishing editor in the facility’s growing digital intermediate department. In his first project with Roundabout, Price performed final editing for Director Tommy Bertelsen’s indie thriller Feed. He also designed and executed the film’s main title sequence. Upcoming work includes a project for Director Terrence Mallick.
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SymplyPRO Sets the Benchmark for Integrated Workflow Collaboration
SymplyPRO Sets the Benchmark for Integrated Workflow Collaboration
Storage Solution Features Breakthrough Capabilities, Including Up to 192TB of Storage, Redundant Fibre Channel and Ethernet Sharing In 4U of Rack Space
Symply, Inc., a global provider of high-performance digital storage solutions, today announced the launch of SymplyPRO, a "Symply better collaborative storage workspace." SymplyPRO features field-proven RAID storage and an integrated blend of Fibre Channel and Ethernet sharing, providing broadcasters, film studios, post-production houses, and other media creatives that work with high-resolution content with the ultimate level of flexibility, efficiency, and workflow collaboration capabilities. The ultra-fast SymplyPRO storage solution will be unveiled at BVE 2017 in London, Feb 28 – March 2, with Global Distribution, at Hall S1-8, Stand J30.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
Top Tech Gathering Returns to Oxfordshire 11-13 July
During the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, the dates and the call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK were announced by SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, alongside HPA President Seth Hallen and Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA. Like its US counterpart, the HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across dynamic distribution environments. The HPA Tech Retreat UK returns to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July, with a multifaceted programme and event lineup.
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Hasselblad announces four new XCD lenses for the X1D
Combining Compact Format with the Highest Optical Quality
Following the hugely successful launch of the ground-breaking X1D in 2016, Hasselblad is delighted to introduce four new XCD lenses. The XCD 120mm Macro lens is the first to complement the existing XCD lens family, and will be available at the end of June 2017.
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TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic Design
TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that TVU Networks uses its multichannel DeckLink capture and playback products as part of the new and popular TVU Remote Production System (RPS). TVU RPS is designed for broadcasting some of the world’s most exciting live events for news, sports, once-in-a-lifetime events and more.
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Xsens Indie Program brings motion capture to independent creators
Xsens Indie Program brings motion capture to independent creators
Xsens Indie Program brings mocap to the masses New initiative gives indie creatives access to Hollywood-grade motion capture technology
Xsens, the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology, has announced the Xsens Indie Program—a new initiative designed to democratize the use of its Hollywood-grade motion capture solutions.
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Dell EMC OEM and IoT Solutions helps global video compression leader ATEME transform the broadcast industry
Dell EMC OEM Solutions is today announcing its collaboration with leading video compression expert ATEME to provide the company with the servers and storage needed to expand its solutions catalogue. As a result of the performance of Dell EMC’s solutions, ATEME is able to provide higher density solutions while maintaining high video quality, lowering customers’ OpEx and CapEx costs and providing the flexibility needed to scale without service disruption.
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New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
Licensable Content Includes Extreme Sports Video and Footage Aimed at Corporate and Documentary Projects
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that new HD and 4K content is available for licensing through its Wazee Digital Commerce portal from Ottawa, Ontario-based Skyward Kick Productions. Skyward Kick specializes in extreme sports video but also produces projects ranging from corporate training videos and advertising to award-winning cinema.
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Being an Advertising Editor: The Ins and Outs of Agency Work
In a post production filled world teeming with editors working on TV, film, sports, live shows and even the news, there are many in-house editors working on a huge range of less visible work. From commercial spots to web pre-rolls or even internal pitch reels, there is a rapidly expanding role of...
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