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HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens
HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens
Coveted Honor Spotlights Technical and Creative Ingenuity
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) opens its call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award today, April 17, 2018. Now in its 13th year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is considered one of the most important technology honors in the industry, spotlighting companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies. Submissions will close on May 25, 2018.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more.
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Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FF
Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FFThe Sigma Corporation today announced the newest accessory for its Cine High Speed 14mm T2 FF Prime Lens – the Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, which extends the front diameter of the lens to 162mm. When attached to a wide-angle matte box compatible with 6.6" x 6.6" square type filters such as the ARRI LMB-6 (2-stage), the setup allows cinematographers to film on full-frame cameras without undesired vignetting. The Sigma COR-11 is also compatible with SF Ex-tender SF-E1 (optional) and other third-party accessories. Sigma continues to expand its Cine offering by providing solutions to the increasing demand for cine lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras with large format sensors.
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Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.
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UTÖKA Signs Designer Maxwell France
UTÖKA Signs Designer Maxwell France
The End-to-End Creative Creative Company Expands Its Collective of Collaborative Talent and The Scope of Its Capabilities with Another Addition to Its Staff
UTÖKA CCO, Ed Dye, has announced the addition of designer Max France to the creative company’s roster of artists. France joins the Atlanta-based studio’s growing team of collaborative talent, expanding its capabilities as a one-stop creative house specializing in meeting the needs of today’s brands across multiple platforms.
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Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
The breakthrough, multi award-winning full-frame and S35 Cine lenses return to the NAB show; Brand new Sigma VR and Sony E-Mount lens options shown at booth C10308
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will present its lineup of award-winning cinema lenses, alongside the brand new VR-enabled 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sony E-mount Art lenses at the NAB 2018 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV, from April 9-12 (booth C10308).
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Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Bristol-based VFX outfit delivers impressive effects on Nick Park’s latest feature.
axisVFX, the visual effects arm of Axis Studios and creator of high-end CG imagery for television and film projects, has delivered 1,350 shots over the course of 13 months on Aardman Animations’ latest stop motion epic Early Man. The work included the film’s dramatic prologue, epic stadium shots, the moody badlands, lava, fire and water FX.
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Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation Award
Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation AwardRotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has been awarded the Photography News Innovation Award 2018 for its pioneering on-camera LED, the NEO 2. This is the latest in a string of wins for the light, including three Digital Camera World Awards, as well as Editors’ Choice awards from Amateur Photographer and Pro Moviemaker.
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Boris FX Adds Alan Lorence, Brings Back Famed Particle Illusion System
Boris FX Adds Alan Lorence, Brings Back Famed Particle Illusion System
Particle Illusion Founder and Engineer Set to Helm a Newly Redesigned, GPU-Accelerated Update for Fast VFX and Motion Graphics Generation
After taking a two year hiatus from the visual effects plug-in industry, Alan Lorence, former wondertouch founder and GenArts product manager, joins the Boris FX™ team as Product Manager. The addition of Lorence brings his career full circle as he is set to relaunch Particle Illusion, his first major contribution to the visual effects industry. The renowned sprite-based particle generator for creating motion graphics elements like smoke, fireworks, and sparkles was acquired by Boris FX from GenArts in 2016.
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Telestream celebrates 20 years of profitable growth
Telestream celebrates 20 years of profitable growthFrom its global headquarters in Nevada City, California, to its six worldwide offices, Telestream this week kicks off a year of celebration for its 20th anniversary. For the last two decades, Telestream has been at the forefront of innovation in the digital video industry, pioneering file-based video transcoding and high-quality media exchange over IP networks. The company has been profitable since 2001 and has experienced consistent revenue growth every year since. This has allowed Telestream to finance seven strategic acquisitions to expand its transcoding and workflow expertise while entering the live streaming, QC, video analytics and service assurance spaces.
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Sigma Corporation Announces Launch of its First Web Magazine “SEIN Online”
Sigma Corporation Announces Launch of its First Web Magazine “SEIN Online”
The company’s internal digital magazine will feature a variety of content highlighting the art of photography
Sigma Corporation is proud to announce the launch of its first online publication, SEIN Online. An original web magazine available in both English and Japanese, SEIN Online aims to share Sigma’s passion and respect for visual culture and the art of photography, highlight the company’s unique approach to manufacturing, and shed light on the challenges involved in its quest to create the world’s best optical gear.
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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wins Year’s Top Virtual Cinematography Honors, Recognizing Work by The Third Floor and Framestore
Artists at international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Dance/Opening Fight. The award was presented to nominees James Baker (previs/postvis supervisor) and Steven Lo (previs lead) of THE THIRD FLOOR and nominees Alvise Avati (animator) and Robert Stipp (lighting technical director) of Framestore, representing the companies’ extensive digital cinematography work.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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Crystal Vision brings SMPTE 2110 Apps to the 2018 NAB Show
Crystal Vision brings SMPTE 2110 Apps to the 2018 NAB ShowIn Booth N2516 at the 2018 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Designed for smaller projects and ideal for housing MARBLE-V1, the new Vision 1 1U frame brings further flexibility to the Vision frame system and incorporates the usual Vision benefits including numerous signal outputs. Crystal Vision will also be showing the keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches from its well-established Indigo frame system, including the acclaimed Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer which in addition to gaining new features has been significantly reduced in price – opening up its high quality chroma keying to systems that previously had to rely on the chroma keyer in their mixers.
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Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
ETC unveils “AI, A Primer for Entertainment”, unique program of engaging panels
In its engaging sophomore outing, HPA’s Tech Retreat eXtra (TR-X) will launch the HPA Tech Retreat 2018 during a half-day, expert led pre-conference event entitled Everything You Thought You Knew About Artificial Intelligence in M&E and What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know. TR-X will take place on Monday, the 19th of February in Palm Desert, CA at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat 2018. Registration for TR-X is required, and can be added to HPA Tech Retreat registration, or as standalone attendance.
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Epson Unveils World's First 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and a New Compact 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Model
Epson Unveils World's First 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and a New Compact 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Model
Epson's 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Projectors Designed to Meet the Demands of Rental and Staging with Features Such As Swappable Interface Boards and Compatibility with Existing Epson Projector Lenses
PRNewswire/ -- (ISE 2018, Epson Booth #1-H90) – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the world's first 12,000 lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector, the Pro L12000Q. Epson also adds the compact Pro L20000U to its large venue projector line, boasting 20,000 lumens of color and white brightness1 and WUXGA resolution. Epson's new 3LCD laser projectors will be on display at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam from Feb. 6-9 at Epson's booth, #1-H90.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Match v2 for After Effects and Premiere Pro
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Match v2 for After Effects and Premiere Pro
New release includes automatic color matching for multiple shot and multicam shoots
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award® winning software, announces the release of RE:Match® v2 for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe® Premiere Pro®, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC Expo
Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC ExpoPanavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds on the success of the Millennium DXL and benefits from Panavision’s unique and storied partnership with cinematographers, whose real-world experience and input are manifested in the DXL2’s many significant advances.
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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson
MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent JohnsonVeteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard.
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Telestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership Team
Telestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership Team
Now organized into two business units: Media Workflow and Production business unit, and Video Quality and Monitoring and Analytics business unit
Following the appointment of Scott Puopolo as CEO in October, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced a new corporate structure and the expansion of its senior leadership team with a number of new senior appointments.
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Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition (UHD)
Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition (UHD)
Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc Authoring in Europe
Pixelogic, the innovative global provider of localization and distribution services, has announced that their London operation is the first facility in Europe to offer Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray authoring with their proprietary Dolby Vision authoring toolsets.
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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale: digitizing up to 15,000 feet a day of 35mm footage at slightly above 4K resolution
FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through their interplanetary production from dailies to color grade. Services included a customized workflow for dailies, editorial and VFX support, conform, and a color pipeline that incorporated all camera formats (film and file based) while adhering to critical studio guidelines.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DP Haris Zambarloukos worked with Goldcrest Post to develop the film’s color science and LUTs, which were then integrated into the dailies pipeline.
Blackmagic Design today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to manage the color pipeline, including onset dailies and final grade, on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express.
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Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Additions to the creative ranks positions the L.A.-based studio to better handle increased volume of entertainment, advertising and long-form assignments.
Colorist Cullen Kelly has joined the roster of artists at Apache (www.apache.tv), the boutique color and post production studio that launched here in the summer of 2014. In addition to Kelly’s hire, the studio also announced the promotion of Colorist Quinn Alvarez from an assistant’s role to that of a full Color artist. Both moves were revealed by Apache Managing Partner LaRue Anderson.
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MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement Award
MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement AwardMTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Joshua Callis-Smith responsible for the onset dailies; online edit and final DI for HDR and SDR led by Goldcrest Post's Rob Pizzey and Daniel Tomlinson
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio has been used throughout production and post production on 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” including SDR and HDR delivery. Joshua Callis-Smith was responsible for the onset dailies while the online edit and final DI were completed by Goldcrest Post.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
With this launch, the artist-friendly Storyblocks offers even more to the creative community. Members save 60% on millions of new photos, vectors, and icons while contributors receive 100% commission.
Videoblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, announced today the launch of its new brand,Storyblocks, to make way for expansion into new content categories. Storyblocks added an image Marketplace with millions of photos in tandem with the rebrand—furthering its path of industry disruption. The new name exemplifies the one-stop-shop for digital storytelling that the company has become, bringing together its libraries of high-quality, affordable stock media. This new identity and image Marketplace advances the company’s mission of supporting the mass creative class.
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Sigma Begins Shipping Its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses
Sigma Begins Shipping Its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses
The world’s first and only F1.8 ultra wide-angle full-frame lens for DSLR cameras is available now for $1,599.00 USD; the new Sigma Global Vision workhorse zoom lens is available now for $1,299.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today the pricing and availability for its new Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses from its lauded Global Vision line. The ultra-wide angle full-frame 14mm F1.8 Art lens begins shipping in June 2017 for Canon and Sigma camera systems and in July 2017 for Nikon camera systems, for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD. The standard zoom full-frame 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $1,299 USD.
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
High-performance, full-frame sensor compatible zoom lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine lens will begin shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD.
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Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase Mastering Workstation in Support of “Dolby Vision” Event
Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase Mastering Workstation in Support of “Dolby Vision” Event
“Dolby Vision: Coloring the Future of Film and Television” panel will include a reception to meet with Dolby Vision partners and explore their solutions including QC, color-grading systems, and HDR professional monitors.
Premier transmitter, test and measurement and studio equipment manufacturer, Rohde & Schwarz, will showcase its Clipster mastering workstation as a Dolby Vision workflow partner of the conference, “Dolby Vision: Coloring the Future of Film and Television,” in New York City tomorrow, May 23rd. The event will start at 6pm at W New York – Union Square, 201 Park Avenue South.
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Crystal Vision Releases TANDEM10-VF Audio Embedder/De-embedder
Crystal Vision Releases TANDEM10-VF Audio Embedder/De-embedder
Flexible embedder/de-embedder for Crystal Vision's new frame system supports a mixture of up to eight external AES stereo pairs and four stereo pairs (or eight mono channels) of external analogue audio simultaneously
Crystal Vision has added flexible embedding and de-embedding to its new Vision frame system. Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources, TANDEM10-VF is a powerful four group audio embedder/de-embedder with the ability to embed and de-embed a mixture of up to eight external AES stereo pairs and four stereo pairs (or eight mono channels) of external analogue audio – making it equally suited to those who need to embed and de-embed at the same time or to those who want a single product for use as an embedder or de-embedder as required. Giving more video outputs than the company's previous embedders/de-embedders, the feature-rich TANDEM10-VF includes full audio routing, audio and video processing, flexible delay compensation, fibre input/output connectivity and comprehensive signal monitoring.
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Women in Tech: Hollywood Announces Winners of First-Ever Leadership Awards
Women in Tech: Hollywood Announces Winners of First-Ever Leadership Awards
Presentations to be Made at HITS: Spring, May 25 in Los Angeles
Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH), an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, has announced the winners of its 1st Annual Leadership Awards, scheduled to be presented at MESA’s upcoming HITS: Spring Conference on May 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to Consumers
Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to ConsumersLight Field Lab, Inc. officially debuts today, co-founded by CEO Jon Karafin, CTO Brendan Bevensee, and VP of Engineering Ed Ibe. The co-founders previously worked together to design the world’s first professional light field capture system at award-winning company Lytro. Light Field Lab builds on the founders’ collective expertise with a new independent venture to advance the display, delivery, and interactivity of light field content.
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Renewed Vision Introduces Multi-Function PVP3 Media Server
Renewed Vision Introduces Multi-Function PVP3 Media Server
ProVideoPlayer—now in its third generation--boasts several new features for the broadcast, production and ProAV markets centrally powered through a new user interface
In its first two product generations, ProVideoPlayer was heralded as a device that balances cost-efficiency with a powerful toolset for designing and delivering creative, visually exciting multi-screen video displays to enhance a location, event or experience. At the 2017 NAB Show, Renewed Vision will introduce PVP3 in booth N6517, and demonstrate the wide range of new features and capabilities that have been packed into this third-generation media server.
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Qligent Debuts Entry-Level Vision Compliance Monitoring for Broadcast TV and Radio Services at 2017 NAB Show
Qligent Debuts Entry-Level Vision Compliance Monitoring for Broadcast TV and Radio Services at 2017 NAB Show
Vision-Field-CM deploys IoT devices to enable cost-effective, distributed, multi-point compliance monitoring and analysis of online and over the air signals
Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level content monitoring and analysis, will debut Vision-Field-CM, a cost-effective, entry-level version of its successful Vision cloud-based broadcast compliance and monitoring solution at the 2017 NAB Show.
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Big Pic Media Heads to 2017 NAB Show, Las Vegas
Big Pic Media Heads to 2017 NAB Show, Las VegasSenior representatives Adam Welsh, Dave Saville and Craig Risebury from Big Pic Media head to Las Vegas later this month to meet major supply partners and key customers at the 2017 NAB Convention. Organised by the US National Association of Broadcasters, the event will be held from Saturday April 22 through Thursday April 27 with the parallel exhibition open April 24 - 27.
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Brand New Sigma Cine Lenses Stand Up to the Test on Indie Film Shorts, Commercial Projects and More
Brand New Sigma Cine Lenses Stand Up to the Test on Indie Film Shorts, Commercial Projects and More
Groundbreaking line of Sigma cine lenses designed for Super35 and full-frame digital cinema cameras deliver incredible optical performance on variety of projects up to 8K resolution
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is disrupting the cine lens game with its brand new lineup of cine lenses, which will be on display at the 2017 NAB Show (booth C11525), taking place in Las Vegas from April 24th through 27th. Handcrafted in Japan, made in Aizu, Sigma’s cine lenses, which were just announced in Q3 of 2016, have already been used in several projects ranging from commercial work, to indie films, to shorts designed specifically for OTT distribution on platforms like YouTube.
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BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
New PD2710QC 27" QHD IPS LED Display Features 100% sRGB As Well As Advanced Darkroom, CAD/CAM and Animation Modes
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, has launched a new 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering an impressive range of features that help creative professionals craft exceptional detail in stunning color. The new PD2710QC is the world's first design monitor to include a USB-C™ Docking Station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all through the convenience of a single cable.
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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The Young Turks Automates and Expands Online Media Processing and Distribution with Telestream
The Young Turks Automates and Expands Online Media Processing and Distribution with Telestream
Telestream solutions help automate high-volume editing, transcoding and distribution, uploading and publishing of content to social media outlets
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that The Young Turks (TYT) is using Telestream's Vantage Media Processing Platform to automate high-volume editing, transcoding and distribution of its programming, as well as publishing content to social media outlets.
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SBS Specifies Leader LV5490 4K Test Instruments For UHD1 OB Truck
SBS Specifies Leader LV5490 4K Test Instruments For UHD1 OB TruckBroadcast Solutions GmbH, one of Germany's leading system integrators, has provided three Leader LV5490 4K test instruments for a new outside broadcast production truck built at its headquarters in Bingen am Rhein. The project was commissioned by South Korean's national television and radio network, SBS, which is based in Seoul. Believed to be the world's first 12G-SDI single-link production vehicle, the SBS UHD1 employs the two-sample interleave UHD standard and accommodates up to 12 4K/UHD cameras. It also offers 3G-SDI quad link monitoring gateways.
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Telestream Ships Wirecast Version 7.5; Supports Periscope/Twitter API with Native Live Streaming
Telestream Ships Wirecast Version 7.5; Supports Periscope/Twitter API with Native Live Streaming
Leading live production and streaming system enables users to bring professional production values to live video streaming Twitter feeds
Telestream®, provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Version 7.5 of its Wirecast live streaming and production software. In a strategic move aimed at strengthening its position as the leading live stream feeder platform to social media networks, Telestream has announced Wirecast support for the Periscope/Twitter API. This means that any user, from tech-savvy consumers to online broadcasters, can employ Wirecast to stream live full motion video to Periscope.tv, which will appear natively within their Twitter feeds.
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John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media Links
John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media LinksMedia Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, announces the appointment of John Dale III, a longtime Media Links technologist, senior executive and board director, as its new Chairman, CEO and President, effective 1 April 2017. John succeeds Takatsugu Ono, who will retire at the end of March 2017.
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Sigma Announces 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma’s highly-anticipated telephoto prime lens, designed for shooting events and studio/location portraiture, begins shipping in May 2017 for a retail price of $1399.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens will begin shipping in May 2017 for a retail price of $1399.00 USD. Making its public debut at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan in February 2017, the 135mm F1.8 Art lens enters the market as Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens, touting outstanding sharpness and great IQ from edge to edge. Ideal for events such as concerts, weddings, indoor sports, conferences and press events, the 1.8 F-stop delivers greater “shallow depth of field” and isolation of subjects. The outstanding compression effect makes it equally as powerful for up-close and full-length portraits. Its new large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds and allowing for fast autofocus photography.
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Crystal Vision releases TX-VF and FRX-VF fibre transmitter and receiver
Crystal Vision releases TX-VF and FRX-VF fibre transmitter and receiver
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FIBRE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER FOR ITS NEW FRAME SYSTEM
Crystal Vision has released a fibre optic transmitter and receiver for its new Vision frame system. The FTX-VF dual channel fibre transmitter and FRX-VF dual channel fibre receiver have been designed to transmit and receive 3Gb/s, HD and SD signals over large distances. Meeting the SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul specification, they can be used with single-mode or multi-mode fibre and are perfect for moving signals around in big installations. With up to 20 space-saving cards (40 channels) fitting in 3U, the useful features include full DVB-ASI compatibility and the ability to fit CWDM lasers – along with multiple outputs and loop-throughs which reduce the need for additional distribution amplifiers.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer
Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative OfficerCreative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media.
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A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post Lounge
A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post LoungeBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, to grade the hit comedy sequel A FEW LESS MEN at full-service post studio The Post Lounge’s new Melbourne facility. A sequel to 2011’s A FEW BEST MEN, the film picks up where the original left off.
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Major UK presence at CABSAT & SATExpo 2017
Major UK presence at CABSAT & SATExpo 2017
55 companies bring the best of British broadcast and media technology to the EMEA showcase event
CABSAT 2017: This year sees another major British Group at CABSAT (Dubai World Trade Centre, 21 – 23 March 2017). No fewer than 55 companies working together to demonstrate the best in broadcast and media technology. The presence is organised by Tradefair, on behalf of the UK government’s Department of International Trade and in association with techUK, the Information Technology Telecommunications and Electronics Association.
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Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense Wolverine finale.
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for LOGAN, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
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New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
Licensable Content Includes Extreme Sports Video and Footage Aimed at Corporate and Documentary Projects
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that new HD and 4K content is available for licensing through its Wazee Digital Commerce portal from Ottawa, Ontario-based Skyward Kick Productions. Skyward Kick specializes in extreme sports video but also produces projects ranging from corporate training videos and advertising to award-winning cinema.
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MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR
MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR
Adds new color grading, editorial and QC resources.
MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for HDR content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable. The company has also improved its IT infrastructure, adding significant bandwidth and storage, and installed new monitoring systems throughout the facility. All the moves are intended to address the growing number of television productions requiring HDR delivery as well as the company’s expanded slate of HD and UHD shows.
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L'espace Vision builds Mega MultiDock ingest system using twenty Blackmagic MultiDocks
L'espace Vision builds Mega MultiDock ingest system using twenty Blackmagic MultiDocksBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based L'espace Vision has created the Mega MultiDock, an ingest system built around 20 Blackmagic MultiDocks. The system is able to import media from up to 80 SSDs simultaneously and is primarily used for ingesting footage from its live concert recording service, which uses multiple Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorders.
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Custom Consoles Completes Studio Desk Project for TV3
Custom Consoles Completes Studio Desk Project for TV3
See Custom Consoles on stand C2-42 at CABSAT, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 21-23
Custom Consoles announces the completion of a studio desk project for Dublin-based television broadcaster TV3 Group. The contract includes two large production control desks plus a single-operator sound control desk with a large integrated audio mixing panel. All three desks are based on the Module-R product series.
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ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette Ferguson
ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette FergusonAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, and audio integration firm, today announced industry sales veteran Suzette Ferguson has joined the company to increase sales efforts across Southern California. Based in Los Angeles, she will continue to expand ASG’s presence in the media and entertainment market, as well as a variety of vertical markets.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! Series
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED!, an original shortform comedy series from Wraptastic Productions premiering March 6, 2017 exclusively on Amazon. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Chris Sobchack, executive producer, to handle the entire post production process.
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Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel Solution
Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel SolutionPebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, has been instrumental in helping The Digital Media Centre (DMC) become one of the first television network operations centers in the world to successfully embrace virtualized playout from the cloud.
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BenQ's Dynamic Photo and Video Editing Monitor Offers Professionals Consistently Accurate Color
Comes Complete With 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709 and a 96% DCI-P3 Color Gamut with IPS Technology
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the launch of an exciting new 27-inch monitor that meets the demanding needs of photographers that edit both stills and video. Uncompromising color performance and powerful calibration tools make the PV270 the ideal monitor for professionals that require reliable color throughout their workflow.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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Crystal Vision's New Frame System and Future-Proof IP Gateways at NAB 2017
Crystal Vision's New Frame System and Future-Proof IP Gateways at NAB 2017Booth N3010 at the 2017 NAB Show will be showing Crystal Vision's forward-looking Vision frame system – suitable for SDI, IP and 4K – which is now shipping, along with its core interface cards including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. Crystal Vision will be discussing its future-proof IP gateways: initially supporting the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols and including PTP as a timing source option, they can be easily reconfigured via a software upgrade for the new standards as they emerge. Crystal Vision will also be showing its well-established Indigo frame system with its popular chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches.
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PlayBox Technology Powers Playout at HNN 24x7
PlayBox Technology Powers Playout at HNN 24x7
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
HNN 24x7 has chosen a complete PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo system for playout of its round-the-clock news channel. The system was designed, installed and commissioned by PlayBox Technology in partnership with Delhi-based broadcast system integrator Avtech Digital Equipments. Located at Dehradun, capital city of Uttarakhand state, HNN 24x7 transmits via satellite and digital terrestrial networks in central India. It is also accessible to a global audience via the internet.
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TSL Products Showcases Solutions for Hybrid SDI/IP Workflows at NAB 2017
TSL Products Showcases Solutions for Hybrid SDI/IP Workflows at NAB 2017
Latest range of workflow tools helps broadcasters smoothly transition to IP
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will showcase its latest range of audio monitoring products, broadcast control systems, and power management tools at NAB 2017 on booth N5615. In particular, TSL will be highlighting the following products:
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From Montreal to Dubai: FLOAT4 creates one of the largest immersive experiences in the world
From Montreal to Dubai: FLOAT4 creates one of the largest immersive experiences in the world
All-new multimedia show merges LED, video mapping, water-screen projection, digital canopy and sound experience.
FLOAT4 kicks off 2017 in Dubai with an all-new multimedia show that merges LED, video mapping, water-screen projection, digital canopy and sound experience. Meraas City Walk, a new outdoor retail shopping concept has now come to life thanks to over 100,000,000 pixels of digital content, spread over 30 exhibition areas, making it the largest digital deployment in the world integrated into a luxurious retail destination. Created by FLOAT4, a multidisciplinary studio based in Montreal and New York, this launch represents an unprecedented experience and strengthens Dubai's position as a tourist destination. The development aims to bring a new dimension to the standard retail center found in Dubai by placing importance on the outdoor pedestrian experience.
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King's Hawaiian launches first-ever Super Bowl spot created by Levit Agency
King's Hawaiian launches first-ever Super Bowl spot created by Levit AgencyLos Angeles-based boutique advertising agency Levit Agency has crafted a first-ever Super Bowl commercial for the beloved brand King’s Hawaiian that embraces the tribulations of fatherhood. The spot features a man boasting to his friend about his sly efforts to keep his beloved King’s Hawaiian rolls out of family reach, cleverly--albeit sloppily--stashing the bread in a grandfather clock accessed through a hole in the pantry. Little does he know that his son is not only aware of the secret hiding spot, but marvels at the presence of the rolls as a delicious miracle.
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Experts, Artists from the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Head to The Desert
Experts, Artists from the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Head to The Desert
Speakers from Jaunt, RSA, Radiant Images and More Will Present at TR-X
The day before the official start of the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, on 20 February, the VR/AR community will come together at TR-X (Tech Retreat eXtra) for a full afternoon of engagement with the thought leaders, experts, and storytellers of Virtual and Augmented Reality. A second TR-X will focus on the latest developments in the ATSC. While the HPA Tech Retreat has long been recognized as an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with a world-class roster of well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business, TR-X offers that same pedigree in a smaller group with a single focus. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place in Indian Wells, California, near Palm Springs.
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Xilinx Displays Pro AV Solutions with Any-to-Any Connectivity at ISE 2017
Xilinx Displays Pro AV Solutions with Any-to-Any Connectivity at ISE 2017/PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) will display Pro AV solutions with Any-to-Any connectivity at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017. Xilinx and its Alliance Members' high bandwidth video processing and compression demonstrations increase innovation, differentiation, and time-to-market. Visit Xilinx at Stand 14-B132 at ISE, February 7-10, 2017, at the Amsterdam RAI.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Attendees invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will have on hand the full line-up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including the new groundbreaking 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses, as well as the brand new Cinema lens line at the WPPI 2017 Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017 (booth 129). Taking product demonstrations to a whole new level, attendees are invited to the Sigma Studio to test-drive, on their own cameras, any Sigma Global Vision lenses on hand, including the brand new 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses. Sigma Global Vision lenses will also be available for an overnight “off the show floor” test-drive.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Company to Highlight Momentum at Intersec 2017
(PRNewswire) Quantum Corp today announced expansions to its storage solutions family and technology partner ecosystem for video surveillance and security. With the new Xcellis™ Application Director E, customers in low camera-count environments can now run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage. In addition, Arecont Vision, AxxonSoft and Digifort have joined the Quantum Advantage Partner™ program, enabling them to test, qualify and integrate their VMS technology with Quantum storage offerings for enhanced customer benefits. Quantum will showcase these and other developments at Intersec 2017 in Dubai, Jan. 22-24, booth SA I-23.
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RCS Aces Data-Driven Graphics Production for WTA Media
RCS Aces Data-Driven Graphics Production for WTA Media
Kicks off three-year deal with WTA Media to provide graphics, data integration and hardware for 29 Women’s Tennis Association tournament productions
As part of a three-year deal, Reality Check Systems (RCS) is lending its graphics expertise and technology to 29 WTA Media tennis broadcasts this season. WTA Media is a joint venture between leading digital sports content and media powerhouse Perform Group and the Women’s Tennis Association. RCS’ partnership with WTA Media went on air January 1, as the Shenzhen Open broadcast debuted a full slate of new data-driven graphics created by RCS and powered by its technology solutions.
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Wazee Digital Welcomes Josh Hatter as Vice President of Operations
Wazee Digital Welcomes Josh Hatter as Vice President of OperationsWazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that Josh Hatter has joined the company as vice president of operations. In that role, Hatter is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations and has also taken over primary responsibility for further developing existing accounts. Account managers, media services, customer support, and workflow services all report directly to Hatter.
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Crystal Vision is getting ready for the future of the broadcast industry at CABSAT 2017
Crystal Vision is getting ready for the future of the broadcast industry at CABSAT 2017Crystal Vision will be on stand B2-56 at CABSAT 2017 to show how it is getting ready for the future of the broadcast industry with its exciting new Vision 3 frame system which is now shipping. It has core cards of up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. Crystal Vision also has its proven Indigo range with the choice of three different frame sizes and 75 cards to include its Safire 3 chroma keyer which is very popular with its Middle Eastern customers.
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RE:Vision Effects Announces New Installers and Bug Fixes for Mac Users
RE:Vision Effects Announces New Installers and Bug Fixes for Mac Users
View Real World Use in VFX - Interview with Tom Polson of 3DPaint/FX
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces new and improved installers, bug fixes for Mac OS users and an interview with Tom Polson of 3DPaint/FX describing how he uses RE:Match and RE:Flex in his VR workflow.
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TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Voxafrica TV has expanded its presentation resources with the purchase of a multichannel PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo television playout system. The new installation was supplied and engineered by UK-based system integrator TNP Broadcast. It is located at the channel's headquarters in the prestigious Battersea Studios media hub, south west London.
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Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Attendees are invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full line of professional Global Vision and Cine lenses as well as the company’s Quattro cameras and digital imaging accessories at the 2017 Imaging USA Expo, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from January 8-10, 2017 on booth 225.
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James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Feature-rich HDTV cameras deliver ideal combination of image quality, educational value and affordability as school upgrades instructional television studio
At James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the vision of the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) includes delivering innovative media education programs that integrate traditional concepts, values, and skills with new and evolving technologies. When the university undertook a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its television studio last year, it selected Z‑HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to give students valuable, practical experience while meeting the school’s uncompromising quality, performance and budgetary goals.
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Crystal Vision shows its now-shipping new frame system at BVE 2017
Crystal Vision shows its now-shipping new frame system at BVE 2017Stand M01 at BVE 2017 will be showing Crystal Vision's forward-looking Vision frame system which is now shipping, along with its initial core cards essential for any interface system including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio.
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LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
Featuring Picture-on-Wall Design, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Color Science Expertise by Technicolor, Most Premium OLED TV Delivers Unrivaled Home Cinema Experience
LG Electronics (LG) took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil its newest top-of-the-line LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W as the pinnacle of its new line-up of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. Featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ sound, the new line-up includes a total of ten different models, highlighted by the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award winner, the 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W exemplified by its Picture-on-Wall design.
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Canon proclaims "Visionaries Welcome" at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas
Canon proclaims "Visionaries Welcome" at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas
Canon Announces PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera, PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit and Updated VIXIA HF-R Series Camcorders
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, January 5-8, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to debut its “Visionaries Welcome” themed booth (Booth #16206 in the Central Hall), demonstrating the Company’s continued path of innovation and helping others “See Impossible.”
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers "Passengers"
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers "Passengers"
Supervising Sound Editor Will Files, Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell and crew invent the sound of the future for space love story.
Passengers, from Director Morten Tyldum and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is a futuristic love story set on a mammoth spaceship carrying thousands of passengers, kept in sleep chambers, to a distant planet. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt play two of those passengers who, through an equipment malfunction, awaken 90 years early.
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SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
Bill Hale to lead company’s LA operations from historic Eastman Kodak building in Hollywood
SIM Group is pleased to announce Bill Hale’s role as the General Manager, SIM Digital Los Angeles to support the growth of the company’s LA division. SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services at every point in the production and post production processes, has made the appointment to support SIM Digital LA’s camera rental services in their new Hollywood facility. Recently, SIM Digital LA has worked on projects including ’12 Deadly Days,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Feud,’ ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,’ and ‘Freakish.’
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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LightHouse Films Goes National
LightHouse Films Goes National
The NY-Based Production Company Has Signed New Representation on The West Coast, Midwest, and Southeast
Fast growing commercial production company LightHouse Films has signed new national representation as part of major expansion plans for 2017. Currently represented by SuperPowers (Angelina Powers and K.C. Gulino) in the North East, LightHouse Films has signed B Lush Creative (Deirdre Rymer & Associates) for the West Coast, Ann Asprodites for the Southeast and Texas, and Cathi Connor for the Midwest.
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Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIE
Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIEOn-the-go camera operators from around the world have relied on Sachtler’s long legacy of robust tripods and rapid system set ups. While Sachtler has been a favorite among shooters working in news and documentaries, select filmmakers have also come to admire the brand’s versatility and ability to handle heavier and lighter camera rigs with a single tripod system. This includes UK-based cameraman and filmmaker Paul Cook, who relied on the new Sachtler FSB 10 System for his latest film, Magpie.
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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 Update Now Available
Update adds support for new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, additional HDR grading formats and more
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 features support for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, additional Rec. 2100 and 2020 support for high dynamic range workflows and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Imagine Communications Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments
Imagine Communications Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments
Industry veterans bring decades of experience to company's forward-looking solution and services initiatives
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, announced the appointment of several executives to head pivotal product and services initiatives that are designed to be critical contributors to the company's ongoing mission to advance the media & entertainment industry through an orderly and affordable transition to an agile and versatile technology foundation.
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VFX Supervisors Jeff Wozniak and John T. Miller Join FuseFX's Growing Operation in New York
VFX Supervisors Jeff Wozniak and John T. Miller Join FuseFX's Growing Operation in New York
VFX veterans oversee work on “Bull,” “The Son,” “Sneaky Pete” and other TV projects.
Continuing to broaden its East Coast footprint, FuseFX has added two veteran visual effects supervisors to its New York team. Jeff Wozniak brings experience in both television and features—, the latter including blockbusters such as Star Trek, Transformers and The Avengers,— during an entertainment industry career dating to 1994. He is supervising visual effects production for two new series, Bull (CBS) and The Son (AMC), as well as the Amazon Studios feature The Wall. John Miller has worked in visual effects and post-production in the New York area for more than 20 years, serving in artistic, managerial and production roles. His recent credits include the main-on-end title sequence for Avengers: Age of Ultron and visual effects for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as the documentary television series Battles BC. At FuseFX, he is serving as On-Set Supervisor and VFX Supervisor for the new Amazon crime drama Sneaky Pete. He is also contributing to the series ABC Notorious.
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Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile Circle
Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile CircleBoutique post-production house Nine Mile Circle has added creative director, Flame artist and finishing editor Les Umberger to its creative team. Umberger is an Emmy® Award-winning artist who brings experience with major brands and top agencies through past stints at West Coast shops Digital Domain and R!OT. His presence will allow Nine Mile to offer clients comprehensive post-production packages, encompassing creative editorial, color grading, visual effects, editorial finishing and sound at a level on par with companies in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
Revolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and VEGAS video editors
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, and MacVideo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for video editors, announce version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro. Featuring all-new props, hundreds of new backgrounds, and a powerful new interface, Martini v3 is the ultimate storyboarding tool for video editors.
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Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame system
Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame system
Choice of dual or single channel configuration, plus remote control, stereo or mono amplifier, advanced monitoring and distribution options
Crystal Vision has released two audio distribution amplifiers for its new Vision frame system. Designed for distributing AES or Word Clock reference, the DADA-VF offers the choice of dual or single channel configuration (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs), reclocking or non-reclocking, 110 ohm or 75 ohm impedance and 32kHz to 192kHz sample rates – and is the first digital audio DA from Crystal Vision to include remote control. Designed for the robust distribution of analogue audio, the AADA-VF can be configured as either a stereo amplifier or mono amplifier (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs) and includes audio silence detection, overvoltage detection and the most extensive gain adjustment Crystal Vision has ever offered.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management Problems
Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management ProblemsObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Zodiak Media AB,one of the world's top 3 independent media content groups,has deployed 300 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its Stockholm offices in Sweden.
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