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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solution
Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solutionLeading digital animation and visual FX production studio Animal Logic installs Baselight
Award-winning digital animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, has installed two Baselight grading systems in its Sydney head office. The company – whose credits range from The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge to Captain America: Civil War and the series of LEGO® movies – also has operations in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
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Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision LineOutstanding optical performance, ultra-wide zoom range, and versatile flagship sports lens headline the Sigma line-up at Photokina 2016
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, unveiled its new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses at the Photokina 2016 event (hall 4.2, stands B020, B028 and C029).
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RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming Service
RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming ServiceLeading up to its launch in August, DAZN enlisted media technology provider Reality Check Systems (RCS) to create a graphics and data integration production solution for its new live sports streaming service. Available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan via multiple connected devices, DAZN lets viewers tune into live coverage of more than 8,000 sporting events a year – from top European football leagues like the Premier League to US sports such as MLB, NBA, NFL, plus motorsports, tennis, darts and much more.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight VFX Emmy this weekend. The Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" episode included significant VFX work from Deluxe's Iloura, and Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored among the winners.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES SummitVisual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Sigma Announces New Cine Lenses
Sigma Announces New Cine LensesThe SIGMA CORPORATION is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market with the release of its SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. In the world of digital film production, there is an increasing demand for higher resolution, and SIGMA’s new lineup of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. SIGMA has developed its own production system by establishing the required technology for mass production of high-performance lenses for ultra-mega-pixel shooting.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
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 that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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EditShare Appoints Peter Lambert to Worldwide Sales Director
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Lambert to Worldwide Sales Director. An industry business development executive with more than 25 years of experience, Peter recently held the director of sales position for EditShare’s successful APAC region. “Since coming on board to manage our Asia Pacific regional business, Peter has been instrumental in rebuilding the channel and has been a steady advocate for building up our technical, sales and administrative staff in the region. Peter has brought order and stability to our business in the region, and largely as a result of his efforts, we have seen substantial growth and stronger client relations,” comments Andy Liebman, CEO, EditShare. Responsible for the company’s overall sales strategy and reseller partner program, Lambert’s appointment is effective immediately.
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ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow Breakthrough
ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow BreakthroughAustria-based ToolsOnAir, an innovative provider of ingest, playout and workflow solutions for broadcast and media production, has just launched OnCore, a powerful new component and automation environment for video featuring a graphical user interface that makes it easy to create and configure custom workflows. And the upcoming IBC 2016 Show will mark the public debut of onCore's integration with axle Video's pioneering axle 2016.2 media management system.
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Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHD
Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHDPixel Underground has been providing post-production services to Canadian television producer Peace Point Entertainment Group for more than 15 years, but their latest project together, the food series Inspired with Anna Olson¸ broke new ground for both companies.
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Object Matrix and Spectra Logic Announce Technology Partnership
Object Matrix enhances HSM and hybrid cloud storage options via collaboration with Spectra Logic
Object Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries,today announced a technology partnership with Spectra Logic,the deep storage experts.
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SMPTE Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
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 that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud WorkflowsTelestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) ideally suited to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals.
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Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café Society
Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café SocietyBaselight helps director Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro cross the bridge between film and digital for dailies and finishing
August 2016: Technicolor PostWorks New York completed the finishing on Café Society, Woody Allen’s first digital motion picture as a director, which was captured by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. The film opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in the United States last month.
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Object Matrix Announce Added Flexibility To Purchase And Integrate Their Trusted Object Storage Platform At IBC 2016
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object-based storage to the media and entertainment industries today introduces the following new features and product offerings to be launched at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam:
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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films
SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF FilmsContinuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.
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Clear-Com Confirmed as Technical Supporter for Communications Solutions in the IBC Big Screen Auditorium
Clear-Com Confirmed as Technical Supporter for Communications Solutions in the IBC Big Screen AuditoriumIBC 2016, STAND #10.D29 - Clear-Com demonstrates versatility via a multitude of applications at IBC’s Big Screen Experience, Award Ceremony, Cinema and Conference
Clear-Com®, the leader in real-time communication solutions, is proud to announce its status as technical supporter of communications equipment for the IBC Auditorium for the duration of IBC 2016, which takes place from 8-13th September 2016.
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TSL Products to Showcase Latest Range of Solutions at SET 2016
wLeading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will showcase its latest range of audio monitoring products, surround microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools at SET 2016 on booth 62d. In particular, TSL will be highlighting the following products:
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now AvailableNew update adds direct support for ProRes decode !Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and even more editing and color improvements. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church
Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community ChurchExceptional image fidelity, feature-richness and ease of use enhance on-campus, multi-site and online video initiatives as church expands
For Water of Life Community Church, video has long been an essential component in bringing its message to local congregants and followers around the world. When the non-denominational church recently expanded with a new facility and state-of-the-art technical equipment, they chose Z‑HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the high-quality image acquisition they wanted to underpin their video initiatives.
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Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, while continuing to be available for Adobe After Effects®.
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Humble and Postal Deliver Seamless In-Camera Effects for LensCrafters Campaign
Humble and Postal Deliver Seamless In-Camera Effects for LensCrafters CampaignHumble and its in-house sister shop for design and VFX, Postal, recently launched a new LensCrafters campaign brought to life through intricate in-camera effects. Directed by Humble’s Nieto, through ad agency Marcel New York, the multi-spot campaign is currently rolling out in the U.S.
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M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest Stage
M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest StageNew Campaign Highlights The Cultural Exchange That Is The Heart of Los Angeles' Iconic Venue
M&C Saatchi LA is proud to have developed and produced a multi-platform campaign for the grand re-opening of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved artistic centers: the Ford Theatres. The campaign shines a spotlight on how the Ford Theatres brings people together for transformative arts experiences that inspire, empower and ignite cultural exchange.
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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNYPost Factory​NY​, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory​NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post.
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Editor John Resner Joins Deluxe
Editor John Resner Joins DeluxeAward-winning editor John Resner has joined Deluxe creative editorial company Beast in New York. For the past several years, Resner has worked with agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA and Ogilvy, cutting projects for Nike, Delta, Samsung, ESPN, Gatorade, NBC Sports, Southern Comfort, Dairy Queen and Burger King. His accolades include Cannes Silver and Bronze Lions, D&AD Pencils, and many thumbs up and high fives from clients.
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Post FactoryNY Appoints Liam Ford as CTO
Post FactoryNY Appoints Liam Ford as CTOWill oversee planned expansion of color grading and finishing services.
Post FactoryNY announces the appointment of Liam Ford as Chief Technology Officer. Ford joins the company with more than a decade of post-production engineering and IT experience, most recently as Vice President of Technology at Company 3, New York. At Post FactoryNY, Ford will assume the lead role in technology operations, strategy and planning. His first task will be to guide the technical aspects of a major expansion of the facility’s color grading and finishing services for theatrical and television projects.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
The SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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VideoBlocks Expanding Mass Creative Class W/ Launch Of Of Enterprise Service For Media Companies, Indie Projection Studies, etc.
VideoBlocks Launches Enterprise Service to Empower the Digital Workforce with Affordable, Professional Quality Creative Content
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based stock media service that empowers digital artists worldwide, announced the launch of its enterprise-class platform and service that puts millions of licensed, high-quality media assets in the hands of global employees. VideoBlocks Enterprise packs a powerful punch for small and large companies looking to bolster their creative or marketing efforts, featuring a combined $10M worth of digital assets such as videos (including newly released 360-degree virtual reality clips), images, graphics and audio files. The Enterprise product gives creative professionals full access to the ever-growing libraries of VideoBlocks, AudioBlocks and GraphicStock.
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John Paulson Joins Deluxe to Lead Post for Features & Advertising
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that John Paulson, the former CEO of Tag Worldwide, has joined the company as President and General Manager, Features and Advertising Post Services, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. Paulson will integrate Deluxe’s operations that span picture editorial, color, post and production services for feature film and advertising/brand marketing, to streamline processes for clients worldwide. He leads Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Editpool, Rushes, and Deluxe’s post-production group in Culver City, CA, as well as its Creative New Media team, which provides marketing strategy, design and technology services to create digital products.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM GroupThe SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with Executive Producer John Beveridge on New Venture
Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with  Executive Producer John Beveridge on New VentureDirectors Matt and Mark Hoffman and long-time producing partner John Beveridge have launched commercial production company Hoffman Bros. The announcement comes on the heels of delivering two projects for Nike, including “Nike Free Anthem” (:60), a thrilling conceptual spot showcasing the barefoot-like flexibility of the Nike Free footwear line (featuring Serena Williams, Kyrie Irving, and Amari Cooper, among many other celebrity athletes).
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge at IBC 2016
Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge  at IBC 2016Strategic new features and options build market leadership position in live streaming space
Telestream® , a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase scalable broadcast quality live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in Cloud-based enterprise services.
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Object Matrix - Imagina USA Upgrades Storage Technology by Partnering With MatrixStore Object Storage
Object Matrix - Imagina USA Upgrades Storage Technology by Partnering With MatrixStore Object StorageObject Matrix, the trusted storage partner to the media and entertainment industries, todayannounces that Imagina US, a leading production company for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets, has integrated MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its headquarters in Miami Florida. The solution was designed, implemented and supported by Imagina’s trusted partner for systems Integration, Unitecnic US.
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Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative ServicesAddition to Team Underscores Company’s Filmmaker Focus
Senior Colorist David Cole has joined FotoKem’s Creative Services Division, deepening the facility’s digital intermediate talent bench. The move underscores FotoKem’s focus on serving the creative community with top-tier artists and technology experts. One of Cole’s first projects, based at FotoKem’s Burbank headquarters, will be Legendary’s upcoming Kong: Skull Island.
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Telestream Ships Wirecast V7; Establishes Expertise across Large and Small Live Streaming Applications
Telestream Ships Wirecast V7; Establishes Expertise across Large and Small Live Streaming ApplicationsTelestream CEO reveals company’s mission to win eyeballs in every region and application from broadcaster boardrooms to blogger bedrooms
“There’s a war being fought – a war for eyeballs. What used to be the primary content vehicle for building viewership – a TV in the living room – has now become one of hundreds of ways to get live streamed content. With OTT offerings, online platforms, as well as social media channels, such as Facebook Live and Twitter, new ways are developing to build an audience and create value for viewers,” says Dan Castles, CEO and President of Telestream.
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SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."
SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."Annual networking event, slated for June 24th, promotes film and television production in Georgia
SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.
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ABS BROADCAST integrates Cinegy Air PRO into playout platform
ABS BROADCAST integrates Cinegy Air PRO into playout platformCinegy today announced that ABS BROADCAST, one of the largest independently owned playout and television service providers in Europe, has installed Cinegy Air PRO, Cinegy’s latest real-time playout server and multi-channel broadcast automation software.
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SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go Live
SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go LiveWest Coast headquarters for SIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw offer complete solutions for production and post at one location.
Today marks the opening of Sim Group Hollywood’s showcase building where Sim Digital, Bling and Chainsaw debut a unique “cameras through post” offering that is the first available in the LA market. With construction completed, the West Coast headquarters, located on the historic Eastman Kodak campus in Hollywood, is fully operational.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic Design
Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Radio Television Belge de la communaute Francaise (RTBF), the public broadcaster for Belgium's French speaking region, has launched an innovative, multipurpose visual radio workflow featuring the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 and Teranex Express. Built around production automation with software developed in-house by RTBF, the studio allows the simultaneous broadcast of content via any of RTBF's five radio stations and three television channels using a production team of just three; a radio technician, a vision mixer and an editorial director.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client Development
Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client DevelopmentEclipse Advertising, an award-winning, independent advertising and marketing agency is expanding its Brand Strategy and Marketing team. Concurrently, Eclipse has named Leila Amirsadeghi as Vice President, Client Development. The announcement was made today by Steve Dubb, CEO/President, Eclipse.
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Panavision Integrates Cooke
Leading motion picture equipment manufacturer is latest company to join stellar list of /i Technology partners
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is delighted to announce that the leading motion picture equipment manufacturer Panavision has joined the growing list of /i Technology Partners, pledging to build support for the /i Technology protocol into its portfolio in the future.
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Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat Carpenter
Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat CarpenterNY-based Northern Lights has added veteran creative director/editor Pat Carpenter. With decades of experience, Carpenter has worked across commercials, broadcast promos, documentaries, music and long form content, infusing a distinct vitality in every project he cuts. Joining Northern Lights from Ripcord Creative, he has lent his talents to a number of top shops in New York City, including Definition 6, Creative Bubble and Unitel. With a history of moonlighting as a drummer in NYC’s punk rock scene, Carpenter’s innate sense of rhythm has led to his natural ease and confidence in editing. His work has garnered numerous industry accolades including a Silver Lion for his work for Benjamin Moore “Talking Wall” out of The Martin Agency, a Gold CLIO for his work on Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” and numerous PromaxBDA Awards for his extensive broadcast work. With a collaborative approach, Carpenter has developed a lineup of repeat clients, including USA, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Pivot and HBO.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Piksel partners with Jungo TV to launch new international content OTT service
Piksel, a global leader in building successful online video businesses, together with JungoTV, announces the launch of a new international content OTT service, powered by Piksel Digital Showcase™. The multi-language entertainment destination will deliver language-specific video content to expatriate and diaspora communities around the globe.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear ExpoPanavision, a global brand synonymous with optics, innovation, and customer service, is introducing the Millennium DXL Camera ("DXL"), a revolutionary breakthrough in image acquisition and workflow. DXL was developed through an unprecedented combination of three companies' best-in-class contributions: large format optics and modular accessories from Panavision, an 8K sensor from RED Digital Cinema, and new color science and optimized workflow from Light Iron.
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Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West End
Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West EndNEP Visions, one of the world's most distinguished outside broadcast service providers, chose a Leader LV5940 4K multi-format waveform monitor as the master reference instrument during the recent UHD capture of Martin McDonagh's play, Hangman. Performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London's West End, the production has received very positive reviews including an accolade from The Telegraph as 'the best new play of the year'.
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Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion Capture
Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion CaptureVero and Vue harness Vicon’s industry-leading technology to offer users even more value
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new cameras, Vero and Vue. The new cameras will join Vicon’s flagship camera, Vantage, to form a new product family. Vero is an optical high-resolution camera range, offering a new level of power, performance, flexibility and value for money in the motion capture market. Vue is the industry’s first full High Definition synchronised video camera, providing clear and precise video footage in the mocap volume.
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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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RCS Scores Home Run for MLB Network with Data-Driven Graphics Workflow
RCS Scores Home Run for MLB Network with Data-Driven Graphics WorkflowCloud-based Tech Fuses Real-time Stats with Timeless Designs to Enable Next-gen Storytelling
MLB Network’s graphics package and infrastructure received a digital facelift ahead of the 2016 season courtesy of Reality Check Systems (RCS), marking the network’s first graphic redesign since its launch in 2009. RCS in collaboration with MLB Network developed a cohesive new graphics package for the network, which debuted on Opening Day across MLB Network’s studio shows, game coverage and MLB Network Strike Zone and is powered by a new workflow with RCS Foundation at its core. The proprietary cloud-based software curates and organizes stats and synthesizes the information with appropriate designs and templates for real-time playout on-air.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, Founder
Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, FounderAccomplished Media Executive Takes Lead Role With SIM Group; Rob Sim Becomes Vice Chairman Effective May 16
The Sim Group’s Board of Directors has appointed a new President and CEO, James (Jamie) Haggarty, effective May 16, 2016. After successfully expanding and diversifying the company he founded 34-years ago, Rob Sim is moving into a new role as Vice Chairman. The company has expanded rapidly over the past few years, encompassing a network of complementary brands that service the production and post production industries. James will focus on enhancing the innovation and execution that SIM customers need while accelerating key growth strategies for the company.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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New York City's First-ever Chief Technology Officer Minerva Tantoco Answers the Burning Question: What Does it Mean to be a Smart City?
New York City's First-ever Chief Technology Officer Minerva Tantoco Answers the Burning Question: What Does it Mean to be a Smart City?With the number of connected devices expected to exceed 50 billion by 2020, cities everywhere are ramping up, embracing innovation and the tech spirit. Under the leadership of New York City's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Minerva Tantoco, the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation is working toward Mayor de Blasio's vision of making New York City the most innovative, tech-friendly and equitable big city in the world. In her keynote address at CE Week 2016, New York City's most prominent consumer technology event, Tantoco will address what it means to be a smart city, share what New York City has on its tech docket, and explain why the next wave of innovation will demand technology and government partnerships.
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BenQ Unveils New PV3200PT 4K UHD Monitor for Video Editing Professionals
Professional Video Postproduction IPS Display Features Brilliant Color Accuracy and 'Eye-Care' Visual Comfort
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today presented its all-new PV3200PT IPS monitor. Purpose-built for today's professional video postproduction applications, the 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display delivers incredible color precision via 10-bit, 100-percent sRGB color, following the Rec. 709 standard. With an OSD controller and Eye-Care technologies, the new creative display provides a feature-rich and comfortable computer viewing experience that renders colors and details with the highest quality.
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World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz
World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz7thSense Design Infinity Media Server Serves World's First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz Per Eye 3D Test and Dailies Screenings for Ang Lee
As three-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee shot his upcoming film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", the director relied on the Delta Infinity Media Server from media serving experts, 7thSense Design, throughout the production for test and dailies screenings. “4K, 3D, 120 FPS capture gives extraordinary clarity to a film,” said Ang Lee. “It allows us to explore new ground in cinema and engage the audience on a more emotional level.”
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Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania London
Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania LondonBlackmagic Design has today announced that Al Jazeera Media Network and KidZania looks to inspire the next generation of aspiring broadcast talent with a purpose built television studio as part of KidZania London. The optical fiber based multicam 4K studio workflow features broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design.
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Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post Production
Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post ProductionAn innovative film editing competition debuts on May 14, 2016
Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.
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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate ProgramTo accelerate the development of applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cogswell College is poised to become the very first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Certificate Program. Cogswell’s first courses start this summer. Recently recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as a Top Videogame Design School in North America, Cogswell College is uniquely qualified to address the challenges of creating meaningful VR/AR applications.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel SpotlightsFirst Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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Clippn Reimagines Media Enterprise with Dalet xN
Clippn Reimagines Media Enterprise with Dalet xNDalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Clippn, an online platform delivering ready-for-sale video clips to stock footage distributors, has moved its production and distribution infrastructure to the Dalet xN business solution. In partnership with Amazon Web Services, the new cloud-based infrastructure leverages the Dalet Galaxy media asset management (MAM) and Dalet AmberFin media processing platforms. Clippn, which distributes through multiple stock footage sites, is a leader in stock content distribution with a 50% global market penetration. Citing the increased demand for content across multiple screens and an industry year-over-year growth rate of nearly 30%, Clippn sought a partner who could help reimagine its operation, providing an agile infrastructure to meet contracting and expanding demands at will.
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Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive Technology
Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive TechnologyObject Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry, announces a partnership with Sony to provide tightly integrated nearline storage, business continuity and master library solutions.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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Technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix ensures Business Continuity and Drama Production Instant Availability at the largest production facility in Latin America
GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow solutions for broadcast and drama production and Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that they have deployed Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity platforms to Globo at its Rio de Janeiro state-of-art production facility (Studios Globo).
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Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vū Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital will roll out some powerful, new automated tools that enrich video and other digital media assets with metadata at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show here next week.
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Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization and Encoding at Upcoming NAB Show
Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization Bolstered by recent acquisition of Vanguard Video and infusion of funding, Beamr emerges as the preferred encoding and optimization provider for the broadcast, MSO and OTT industries
Beamr, the global leader for content adaptive video encoding and optimization technologies powering some of the world's most prominent cloud and on-premises software workflows, will be demonstrating H.264 and HEVC content adaptive optimization and encoding solutions at NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) 2016 show in Las Vegas, the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms.
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Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and Delivery
Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and DeliveryDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that the company's multiscreen and Over-the-Top (OTT) media management and delivery platform, Deluxe OnDemand™, now provides key workflow capabilities to enable distributors and programmers to quickly and easily participate in the next wave of 4K/UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Deluxe will showcase HDR and associated workflow components at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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Object Matrix NAB Press release: Vision
Object Matrix NAB Press release: VisionObject Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry today announced the launch of Vision at NAB 2016.
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Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions Acquires Offhollywood
Creative Solutions is pleased to announce that its parent, The Vitec Group plc, has acquired the assets of Offhollywood Digital LLC, a camera accessories manufacturer, equipment rental and production services provider. Founded in 2003 by Aldey Sanchez and Mark L. Pederson, Offhollywood has focused on bringing emerging technologies and workflows to filmmakers worldwide. Offhollywood will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions business, which includes Teradek, Paralinx, and SmallHD.
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SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive Positions
SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive PositionsParker, as Chief Business Development Officer, and DeRonde, as President of Post Production, will work to integrate the company’s production and post-production operations across the U.S. and Canada.
The SIM Group today announces the promotion of two senior executives: Chris Parker will serve as Chief Business Development Officer and Bill DeRonde will act as President of Post Production. The strategic moves will unify the company’s North American operating units that service film and television productions with everything from camera rental and grip and lighting packages to a full range of post-production services.
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VITEC to Feature New 4K HEVC Encoder and Streaming Innovations
VITEC to Feature New 4K HEVC Encoder and Streaming Innovations at NAB VITEC increases HEVC lineup with new appliances and enhancements to their industry focused solutions
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced it will demonstrate its end-to-end streaming solutions for a variety of applications in its booth SL6305 during the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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VITEC Partners With Renewed Vision™ for Industry
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its House of Worship Streaming Solution is now integrated with Renewed Vision™ ProVideoServer™ (PVS), a four-channel HD video server. This partnership furthers the capabilities of VITEC’s end-to-end streaming solutions by adding recording, playback, and time-slip capabilities, allowing churches with multiple campuses to tailor their broadcast services to the needs of their satellite locations. VITEC’s portable encoders and decoders, along with the Zixi™ error-free streaming protocol, can now be bundled with PVS to provide an affordable complete solution with advanced features for small to midsize multicampus houses of worship.
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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB Show
Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB ShowAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325.
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Fairlight’s patented technology will initially be used in SUZOHAPP’s new broadcast product developments.
Fairlight’s patented technology will initially be used in SUZOHAPP’s new broadcast product developments.Fairlight’s patented Picture Key Technology is now being licensed by SUZOHAPP.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening SeriesAward-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit ToolDailies solution now goes BEYOND dailies with many new features for media management from production through post.
At NAB 2016, MTI Film will launch the latest version of its groundbreaking dailies and media management software Cortex with new features for IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
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Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCO
Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCODeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), a leader in digital creative services and multi-platform content delivery solutions, announced today that Stefan Sonnenfeld has been appointed Chief Creative Officer.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and 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 annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary & Highlights
NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary & HighlightsAt next month’s NAB Show, to be held April 16-19 in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a wide range of 4K technology and key product integration solutions for every step of the video production workflow. The company will specifically focus on solutions ideal for sports, 4K and live productions, and in celebration of its 45th anniversary, will showcase a variety of solutions aligning with its show theme of ‘FOR-A World of Possibilities’ in Booth C5117.
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Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design confirmed today that Toronto-based post house Intelligent Creatures utilized its visual effects and motion graphics solution, Fusion Studio, on the hit Gramercy Pictures movie “London Has Fallen.” Additionally, Intelligent Creatures used a Blackmagic Cinema Camera to capture VFX plates for the film and DaVinci Resolve Studio to convert VFX plates.
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NAB 2016: New Transport Stream Recorder from Digital Nirvana
NAB 2016: New Transport Stream Recorder from Digital Nirvana CARTS Available as Cost-Effective Appliance for Disaster Recovery and as Option for MonitorIQ Media Management Platform
At NAB 2016, Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content creation, capture and delivery, will introduce a transport stream digital recorder, available as a standalone product. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in booth #SU10410 during the annual convention to be held this year from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Called CARTS (for Capture, Analyze, Replay Transport Stream), this new platform records and monitors the transport stream and provides alerts on non-compliance as well as the capability to cut segments and export sections of the transport stream for more detailed analysis. CARTS will also offer time-shifted playout for multiple time zone broadcasts as well as a disaster recovery solution for keeping a broadcaster’s signal on-air with recorded content.
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RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Map v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Map v3, the ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron. RE:Map v3 adds GPU acceleration.
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