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BRW Filmland Los Angeles' Ubungen Powers Creative and Athletic Passions with Samsung
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles' Ubungen Powers Creative and Athletic Passions with SamsungBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles director Marcus Ubungen showcases the steadfast dedication of an unlikely ballet dancer in the inspiring :60 “Fabrice” for Samsung out of Rosetta, produced through Double A Films. The spot is part of the new “Into The Galaxy” campaign and focuses on Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels’ fierce determination to become a professional ballet dancer despite his atypical height. Due to his persistence, Calmels defies all odds to land one of the most coveted company spots in the country.
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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
News: Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production
News: Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of ProductionMixed-media production studio Roger continues its mission to grow its senior leadership by welcoming Dane Macbeth as Creative Director and promoting Producer Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production. The appointments come as Roger continues expanding its creative footprint in broadcast while adding content creation to its menu of services.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions on Display with Interactive Booth Demonstrations at the 2015 NAB Show
Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater
At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.
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Marquis Launches Solo Parking Giveaway
News: Marquis Launches Solo Parking GiveawayMarquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The Company has today announced its biggest ever promotion: a giveaway of 100 copies of Solo Parking, its new archive and restore solution aimed at freelance editors or small facilities, looking to manage their Avid storage, create a complete archive copy of any Avid project, or move a project to another workstation.. The giveaway is part of a prize draw for those completing a six question industry survey about how they use their edit storage: www.marquisbroadcast.com/promotions and will run from 30 March and finish on 19 April.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab Show
News: Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab ShowSee Ikegami on Booth C7725 at the 2015 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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IABM partners with new entity DPP Ltd
News: IABM partners with new entity DPP LtdIABM is establishing a dialogue with new entity DPP Ltd. From 1 April, the Digital Production Partnership, an informal collaboration between BBC, ITV and Channel 4, will become a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee known as DPP Ltd.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
News: Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer’s latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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Littlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform
News: Littlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video PlatformLittlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform to Collaborate with Editors, Production Teams and Clients Around the World
Aframe announced that UK-based Littlefox Communications has chosen Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform as a collaborative space to manage and edit the video content it creates for its clients. As a digital communications company specialising in video to aid and develop business strategies for global organisations, Littlefox knew it needed a “one to many” solution that would allow easy access to content irrespective of the team’s location.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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A/v Giant Rentex Fields 20 Panasonic Ak-hc3800 Hd Studio Cameras
News: A/v Giant Rentex Fields 20 Panasonic Ak-hc3800 Hd Studio CamerasRentex (Canton, MA), one of the nation’s largest, most established wholesale providers of computer, audiovisual & production rental equipment, has recently increased its supply of Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras to 20 units.
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TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6
News: TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6TV-Film, a Vienna-based company specialising in providing mobile television production services, outside broadcast vehicles and related equipment, has purchased Ikegami HDK-970A and HDK-97A cameras for its Ü6 OB truck. The sale was negotiated by Ikegami's Austrian dealer, Avisys Electronics GmbH, which is also located in Vienna.
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SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in Halifax
News: SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in HalifaxSIM Digital, Canada’s leading rental house for cameras and other equipment for motion picture and television production, has relocated its office in Halifax. The new location, on Thornhill Drive in Dartmouth, is in the same facility that houses its affiliate, PS Production Services, a supplier of lighting and grip equipment. The new SIM Digital Halifax features expanded client preparation and warehouse space. Clients will also enjoy the convenience of taking care of their camera, lighting and post production needs from one site. With film and television production growing rapidly in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, SIM Digital had outgrown its original location. “Demand has risen significantly,” said General Manager Jeff Wheaton, noting that SIM Digital is the only company in the region that offers professional grade camera rentals, camera repairs and DMT services. “We’re now able to better serve our clients.”
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SMPTE and FKTG Plan Robust Program for SMPTE Forum 2015
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has filled out an exciting program for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will feature keynotes from industry leaders, including Thomas Staneker of Deutsche Telekom and Chris Fetner of Netflix. There will also be an array of conference sessions that speak to the technical, legal, and social forces shaping delivery and consumption of media in Europe. The event will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin.
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HBO Europe Chooses General Dynamics Mediaware to Power Promo Insertion for Eastern Europe
InStream Splice to deliver digital program insertion for HBO Europe
General Dynamics Mediaware has announced that their InStream MPEG splicing and transport stream server solution has been deployed by HBO Europe in the Adria region, covering Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Bulgaria. The system is being used to manage 5 incoming shared broadcast streams generating a total of 20 individualised channels inserted for each of the countries with localized promotional material, accompanied with language appropriate audio, subtitles and teletext, capable of supporting additional channels as required.
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Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA SXT
News: Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA SXTCodex (http://www.codexdigital.com), the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s next evolution of the ALEXA camera – the ALEXA SXT. The companies’ engineering teams worked closely together to create high-performance, integrated recording, plus on-set and near-set data management systems, which combine to deliver a streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA SXT range of cameras.
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How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design Flaws
News: How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design FlawsWhat’s Cooking in Pro Graphics: How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life “Death Ray
You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare Sets
News: Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare SetsThe new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets are highly versatile and economical accessories for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. Each of the seven Master Anamorphic focal lengths has its own specific flare set, comprising easily replaceable front and rear glass elements that can be used individually or in combination to provide the lens with three additional looks for enriched on-set creativity.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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LAIKA picks The Foundry’s FLIX for Kubo and The Two Strings and Future Animated Features
LAIKA, the award-winning animation studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has chosen The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to enhance its pre-production and storyboarding process for animated features. LAIKA is using FLIX for its latest animated film project, Kubo and the Two Strings, which uses a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique to tell the story of a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan and is set for release on August 19, 2016.
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Marquis & Pronology Launch New Integration
News: Marquis & Pronology Launch New IntegrationMarquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, and Pronology, a U.S. - based developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, announce their joint effort to greatly enhance the collaboration surrounding exports from Avid Media Composer. Medway, Marquis’ workflow automation solution, which enables seamless and cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications, combined with Pronology’s innovative media asset management platform, gives editors the ability to export and flatten Avid sequences, with rich metadata and view the results in a standard web browser.
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Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast Rep
News: Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast RepBeast, a national creative editorial company, today announced Victoria Venantini as its new east coast sales rep. Based in New York, Venantini is an independent consultant with a proven track record in advertising and production sales, having worked with top clients including Moxie Pictures, Digital Domain, RSA Films, and many more.
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Timber Expands, Welcomes Digital Effects Supervisor Nicholas Hiegal & West Coast Rep with Reber Covington
News: Timber Expands, Welcomes Digital Effects Supervisor Nicholas Hiegal & West Coast Rep with Reber CovingtonDesign and digital production shop Timber celebrates its first anniversary with the addition of Digital Effects Supervisor Nicholas Hiegel, west coast representation Reber Covington, and a move into a new and expanded studio in the heart of Santa Monica’s creative community. Timber is an artist owned, design-driven company that provides 360 production solutions from animation and live action to VFX and finishing for branded projects.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports SXSW Films
News: Technicolor PostWorks Supports SXSW FilmsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post production services for six films screening at this month’s South By Southwest Film Festival . They include Headliners Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, in its world premiere, and Manglehorn,,in its U.S. premiere. Also screening are Adult Beginners (Festival Favorites/U.S. Premiere), The Final Girls (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere), The Grief of Others (Narrative Competition/World Premiere) and Mania Days (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere).
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World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of Production
News: World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of ProductionWorld Famous, a creative collective of directors, designers, editors, writers and artists, is pleased to welcome David Kleinman as Executive Producer and Kelly Green as Head of Production. Kleinman and Green bring nearly four decades of combined experience producing award-winning content for advertising, broadcast and entertainment clients. The announcement comes on the heels of a big night at the recent Seattle ADDY Awards. Four projects created by World Famous took home Silver honors for its agency partners.
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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' by Modern VideoFilm
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan to grade Director Terrence Malick’s new film, “Knight of Cups.” The film premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival in February and is the fourth collaboration between McMahan and Malick.
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CLEAR-COM TO DEMONSTRATE SUPERIOR capabilities of freespeak ii WIRELESS INTERCOM SOLUTION AT NAB 2015
Clear-Com® will bring its latest digital wireless intercom system, FreeSpeak II™ wireless intercom system to NAB 2015 Booth #C5409, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 13-16, 2015.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Brewster Parsons Completes Color & Finish for Ad Council's New
Award-winning Brewster Parsons completed Color & Finish for the PSA from Ad Council, “Love Has No Labels.” Challenging everyone to “Rethink Bias,” the new spot features a series of “loved ones” who prove that the power of love transcends gender, race, age, special needs, ethnicity, etc.
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Jordan Brady Directs More Comedy For The Valley Toyota Dealers
News: Jordan Brady Directs More Comedy For The Valley Toyota Dealers“One bold choice leads to another.” This is more than the national tagline for the new Toyota Camry. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy for Pat Finn, star of a nine-year ongoing campaign for the Valley Toyota Dealers. In “Wolf,” one of eight new spots directed by Jordan Brady of Superlounge, Finn follows up his Camry purchase with that of a new family pet: a wolf.
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New Chrosziel Light Weight Support for Shoulder Mounting Sony FS7 Camera
News: New Chrosziel Light Weight Support for Shoulder Mounting Sony FS7 CameraSchneider Optics announces that Chrosziel, leading maker of professional cine and digital lens accessories, introduces an elegant mounting solution, purpose-built to contour to Sony PXW-FS7 cameras. The new Light Weight Support 401-FS7 provides optimum balance of the camera when shoulder mounted.
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Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic Tundra
News: Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic TundraWirecast, robotic cameras, and a custom cell data network are part of the bear necessities when broadcasting from the polar bear capital of the world
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Wirecast, its popular live streaming software, was instrumental to another successful season of Polar Bear International’s Tundra Connections show. For the past six years, BJ Kirschhoffer, director of field operations for PBI, has produced the live program for thousands of classrooms all over the world studying conservation and climate change. Targeted at schools, universities and community organizations, the main objective is to give people experience with polar bears in their natural habitat while learning from climate and animal experts.
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Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB ShowNew 4K monitor series amplifies quality for sports and other advanced production applications – with native resolution displays up to 84 inches
Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a complete portfolio of 4K monitors at the 2015 NAB Show in alignment with increased industry demand. Available in widths scaling to 84 inches, the Plura 4K Series brings together the exceptional built-in feature set Plura monitors are known for, while doubling down on quality, detail and performance to give production facilities an edge in Ultra HD monitoring.
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Juniper Jones Creates New On-Air Identity For Spike
News: Juniper Jones Creates New On-Air Identity For SpikeBranding and creative agency Juniper Jones has completed the new on-air identity in concert with the creative team at Spike. The entertainment cable network unveiled its new look - and tagline "Spike: The Ones To Watch" - at its annual upfront presentation on March 3rd, the same day it went live on-air.
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Colorist Jeff Altman Joins Filmworkers
News: Colorist Jeff Altman Joins FilmworkersYoung post production artist brings experience in commercials, independent features, documentaries, web media and television.
Filmworkers has boosted its creative staff with the addition of colorist Jeff Altman. A Chicago native, Altman spent the past two years in New York, working on advertising, digital content and feature film projects. On the commercial side, he’s done work for Pepsi, Capital One, Verizon, Intel and Mountain Dew, among other brands. His long-form credits include the independent features 6 Years from director Hannah Fidell, slated to premiere at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, and Nasty Baby from Chilean director Sebastian Silva, which debuted last year at Sundance.
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SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive Producer
News: Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive ProducerCreative editorial company Beast has hired Executive Producer Astrid Downs to oversee projects for its Santa Monica office. Downs comes to Beast with a well-rounded background gained from working across production and post production for over a decade.
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Winners Announced at The 2nd Annual LMGA Awards
News: Winners Announced at The 2nd Annual LMGA Awards Caroline Baron, Kokayi Ampah and Marino Pascal -- Receive Special Honors: Alfre Woodard, Debbie Allen and Ted Lange Among Presenters
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MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDER
News: MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDERThe Mainstreet Organization of Realtors/MORe (Downers Corner, IL), the country’s fourth largest local association of real estate professionals, is now shooting informational videos for its 15,000+ members with Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder.
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Wipster Raises $1.2 Million in Funding to Fuel Growth of its Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Review and Approval Platform
Wipster’s Simple, Elegant Video Review and Approval Platform for Creatives Gains Traction, Acclaim; Prepares for Next Phase of Development
Wipster today announced it has successfully raised $1.2 million USD in funding for its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Wipster was created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, with a singular focus on creating a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform experience for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating video projects. Wipster helps bring together creative media teams, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on digital media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.
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Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales Team
News: Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales TeamModern VideoFilm, one of the largest independent suppliers of post production and digital distribution services to the film and television industry, has appointed Julie Currin as Vice President of Sales/Feature Film. Currin will lead a new effort to grow Modern’s share of the post production market for motion pictures and enhance its relationships with major studios, independent producers and filmmakers. Her background includes more than 15 years in senior sales and marketing roles, including posts with Deluxe, Laser Pacific and Technicolor.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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Telestream Expands Sales Team to Address International Growth
Company adds sales management staff in key locations in Europe and Asia in response to strong regional growth
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced expansion of its sales management team to address sales growth for its enterprise-class video products in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. The company reports that overall sales of its Enterprise Products and Services in EMEA and APAC regions have grown by almost 50 percent in the last two years.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx
News: The Vitec Group Acquires ParalinxThe acquisition underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive technologies
The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name
The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.
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Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB ShowNew portable LCD panels deliver accurate color reproduction in direct sunlight for mobile and outdoor broadcast applications, including aerial ENG monitoring
At the 2015 NAB Show in April, Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will expand its PHB-3G Series of high-brightness portable LCD monitors with a new 7-inch model. Designed for a wide range of broadcast mobile, indoor and outdoor applications, the PHB-3G Series delivers incomparable quality for ENG monitoring in the field under extreme sunlight conditions, or in a typical high-brightness environment inside a sports stadium. Even in direct sunlight, the new monitors deliver stunning picture quality and accurate color reproduction in accordance with SMPTE, EBU, and REC 709 standards.
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Autodesk to Preview Game Engine @ GDC 2015
Previews Stingray Game Engine, Announces Maya LT 2016
Rounding out its collection of game development tools, Autodesk, Inc. is previewing its new Stingray Game Engine this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company is also launching Autodesk Maya LT 2016, the latest release of its 3D animation and modeling software for professional indie game developers.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series
News: Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger SeriesNew Addition to Charger Line Features Compact, Low Profile Design
Anton/Bauer® – a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries – has announced that its new LP Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace beginning March 15. An addition to the Performance Charger Series, which was introduced at NAB 2014, the LP Performance Chargers deliver the fastest possible charging sequence in a compact form factor.
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Adder Technology to Demonstrate Newest Line-Up of High Performance KVM Solutions at NAB 2015
New Solutions Emphasize Power and Flexibility of Full IP-Based Workflow
Adder Technology, the high performance KVM specialist, will be demonstrating the latest additions to its IP-based solutions range at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-16 at booth SL8320.
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Technicolor Montreal goes further with Baselight
News: Technicolor Montreal goes further with BaselightDoubling of FilmLight grading suites meets increasing demand for film and television finishing in the city
Technicolor, a world leader in production and post-production services, blends innovative technologies with award-winning colourists at its global post facilities, each bringing their own unique approach to the creative process. In support of its commitment to cutting-edge technologies, the Montreal location recently streamlined its service offering by making significant investments in infrastructure and technology to provide a more seamless post offering.
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Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is using the truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional , South America’s largest professional baseball league.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based Workflows
News: Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based WorkflowsTelestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ. Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Committee Films Calls On SPLICE® Creative Team For New ABC Docudrama Series "In An Instant"
For its newest television series, “In An Instant,” a two-hour, docudrama premiering on ABC on March 6th, COMMITTEE FILMS takes on breathtaking stories of the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. COMMITTEE called on long-time post-production partner SPLICE® to collaborate on the new series. “In An Instant” premieres on Friday, March 6th (9:00-11:00 pm ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on Saturday, March 7th (9:00–11:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network. “In an Instant” is Executive Produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for COMMITTEE FILMS in association with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital CharactersCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For "Last Shot" Immersive Experience at "All Star Weekend"
Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For “Last Shot” Immersive Experience at “All Star Weekend”
Jordan Brand teamed with Creative Shop Stardust and Innovation Agency AKQA, to create “The Last Shot,” an Immersive Experience which marked one of the pinnacle events at this past month’s “All Star Weekend” in New York City. The creative team at Stardust collaborated closely with the brand and AKQA to deliver an experiential re-creation of two of Michael Jordan’s most memorable “Last Shots,” as well as a third, unique future-facing shot.
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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure
News: phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructureGerman public broadcaster chooses Snell for quality and reliability
German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germany's popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV station's broadcasting operations, requires a major infrastructure overhaul; phoenix has chosen Snell IQ Modular to provide the quality and reliability essential for broadcast operations.
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Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards
News: Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography AwardsCodex digital recording and workflow products were harnessed on the multi-award-winning productions of Birdman and Gravity
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
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Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity
Artists virtually reconstruct the Villa Tugendhat, a 1930s architectural icon and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in the Czech Republic, for desktop and mobile devices
The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structure for anyone interested in architectural marvels, can be viewed in real time on desktops and mobile devices via immersive visualizations created by InterMoca, in conjunction with the Museum of the City of Brno.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series family
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series familyARRI is proud to announce the L10, the newest edition to its L-Series family of LED Fresnels, which also includes the portable L5 and mid-range L7. The introduction of the L10 fulfills ARRI’s mission to provide a full line of high-performance LED Fresnels to the film, broadcast, theater and live entertainment markets.
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Simian Unveils Simian NOW!
News: Simian Unveils Simian NOW!New mobile app allows users to download and playback sales reels and other media using their iPhone or iPad.
Simian, the industry leader in creative workflow and evolutionary media management solutions, today announces the release of Simian NOW!, a new app that allows Simian users to download reels and other media assets to their iPhone or iPad for playback offline without an internet connection. Simian NOW!, available free through the Apple App Store, provides a simple and convenient way to store and playback media from wherever one happens to be, even when Internet and Wi-Fi service is unavailable.
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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Telestream Releases Switch for Windows
Long awaited Windows version of the award-winning Switch professional media player is now available. Switch also adds playback and deep inspection of media and metadata including display of embedded captions/subtitles plus easy distribution to iTunes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of Switch for Windows. Now available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, Switch gives media professionals everything they need to play, inspect, correct and distribute their multi-format media in one professional application.
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Marquis to Launch Project Parking Version 4 at NAB 2015
News: Marquis to Launch Project Parking Version 4 at NAB 2015Marquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The Company has today announced it is to launch Project Parking Version 4 at NAB 2015. Project Parking, Marquis’ popular archive and retrieve solution, has now been developed to become a complete Avid storage management solution and it will be shown for the first time, on booth SL7720 at NAB 2015.
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Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial Cinematography
News: Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial CinematographyPictorvision, leading aerial cinematography specialists for both manned and unmanned operation, announces that in collaboration with the Digital Cinema Society it will host a seminar on the exploration of the world of professional aerial cinematography. The event will take place at Pictorvision’s headquarters in Van Nuys on Saturday morning, March 7th starting at 9:00 am.
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Where Are They Now – The View From 35 Years In The Future
New Ad Campaign For AICP Awards Highlights Inclusion At MoMA
The AICP today launched a series of short films to promote the Call for Entries to the 2015 AICP Awards – the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The campaign, under the banner “Craft Your Legacy,” is viewable at www.craft-your-legacy.com, and promotes the fact the all winning work in the AICP Awards is permanently archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php.
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Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINI
News: Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINICodex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for an exciting new addition to the ALEXA family – the ALEXA Mini.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST Service
News: RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST ServiceTelestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based Workflows
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ , Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage Power
News: Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage PowerInstalls camlok 16 power distribution system to accommodate large-scale projects
Hybrid Studios, Orange County's premier multimedia AV production facility, has recently upgraded the power distribution system on their sound stage, greatly increasing its maximum capacity and power handling for large-scale projects.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning Solution
News: BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning SolutionBBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has selected ZOO Digital to provide a pioneering new subtitling and captioning solution for its global operations. The technology-powered service provider will deliver a cloud-based media workflow management system and associated subtitle and caption production services to BBC Worldwide in a deal beginning this month.
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"
News: PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS’s facility in Vancouver.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&Goliath
News: Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&GoliathFor years, Jack has been the boss at Jack in the Box. Now, he’s ditching his suit and tie and mounting his vintage motorcycle to find better. He’s determined and inspired to create something legendary. It’s with this New Buttery Jack Burger that Lucky 21 director Tom Ryan came in to this picture. Tom Ryan’s expertise is making food a visual hero.
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NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 special
News: NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 specialImaginary Forces peers back on some of the most iconic comedians of the past four decades and the career-defining moments that still make us laugh in the opening sequence for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special. The open takes slices in time from the live sketch comedy show’s star-studded tenure, weaving in timeless characters and sketches in a graphic horizontal timeline of the show’s history. The three-hour special that featured the open aired on Sunday, February 15th.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
News: NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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