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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 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
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 systemChoice 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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Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser Projectors
Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser ProjectorsREALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV LCOS Projector Combines Canon’s Outstanding Image Quality and Advanced Features with Low Total Cost of Ownership
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the latest of its innovative technology with the debut of the REALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV Laser LCOS Projector. At only 57.3 pounds, the REALiS 4K600STZ is among the world’s smallest and lightest native 4K laser projectors, making it ideal for a wide range of markets and applications including simulation, museums, art galleries, planetariums, higher education, medical education and training.
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VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFXVeteran supervisors are overseeing work on “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Good Girls Revolt” and other projects.
FuseFX has added two highly experienced visual effects supervisors to its creative team in Los Angeles. Dan Levitan brings more than 80 credits as a supervisor and artist on motion picture and television projects spanning two decades. At FuseFX, he is VFX Supervisor for the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in addition to co-Supervising the ABC drama Notorious.
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Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive Producer
Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive ProducerDawn Clarke will lead the commercial division for WBENC certified company
The Traveling Picture Show Company is pleased to announce Dawn Clarke as Executive Producer. Clarke will be responsible in part for the growth of the company’s resume of work in live-action commercial, experiential, music video, and long form content.
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SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF Essentials
SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF EssentialsLed by Industry Experts, Online Program Facilitates Optimal Implementation of the Next-Gen Mastering Format Interoperable Master Format Family of Standards
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is partnering with industry experts to deliver "IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know," an educational program focused on the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) family of standards (SMPTE ST 2067). This latest addition to the SMPTE Virtual Classroom is designed to provide media mastering and services professionals — from developers to operations staff — a comprehensive understanding of how this component-based high-fidelity format addresses the proliferation of content versions (video, audio, and timed text) needed to service distribution channels worldwide.
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Audinate Introduces Dante Analog Output Module
The Dante Analog Output Module offers manufacturers an easy option for quickly developing Dante endpoints
Audinate®, creator of the industry-leading audio networking technology Dante™, has announced the immediate availability of the Dante Analog Output Module, a complete, small form factor PCB that allows for rapid development of Dante-to-analog endpoints. Manufacturers can use this module in a variety of small footprint enclosures with appropriate analog connectors to rapidly bring finished products to market.
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Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative Director
Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative DirectorRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery -- which is actively expanding its award-winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world -- has launched an Experiential Arm and, concurrently, has named acclaimed digital artist Yaron Tsinman as the new unit’s Creative Director. Deborah Sullivan, Executive Producer/Managing Director, The Artery, made the announcement. The Artery’s new Experiential Arm will create transformative and immersive experiences for a diverse range of global clients. The company’s services in this arena will begin with the development of experiential experiences from initial concept, guided by both research and development, to bring each client’s vision to life. The new services offered will include high-end content creation, visuals, technology and production. The Artery’s uniquely curated teams will utilize their strong technological and production expertise for these new projects, coupled with their proven brand marketing experience.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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SSL C10 Helps to Drive Change at ITV News
SSL C10 Helps to Drive Change at ITV NewsA competent person can drive a show even though there is some quite complex configuration hidden underneath.
UK broadcaster ITV has been evolving its approach to regional news production and in turn has been remodeling its studios to embrace a flexible way of working. As part of this move, new facilities have been built in the Wales, Channel, Tyne Tees, Central, West Country, and Anglia ITV regions - all of which have SSL C10 HD Plus broadcast consoles in their sound studios.
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Sundance Cinemas Launches New Brand Strategy & Identity
Sundance Cinemas Launches New Brand Strategy & IdentityRob Collins, Chief Marketing Officer at Carmike Cinemas, announced today the launch of a new brand strategy and identity that will be featured at each of the Sundance Cinemas theatres across the country. The rebrand includes a newly redesigned website (www.sundancecinemas.com), which is the first consumer touchpoint, logo, posters, on-screen animation, and environmental design including new concession screens and menus.
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Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional CouncilHurt Will Join Key Broadcast Industry Professionals to Advise IABM on Regional Issues and Advocate for North American Media Technology Suppliers
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Andy Hurt, the company's senior vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected to join the IABM North America Regional Council. Hurt joins 13 other broadcast industry professionals on the new council, charged with promoting local issues and providing advocacy for the North American broadcast and media technology industry. The new IABM North America Regional Council held its first meeting on Nov. 10 at the 2016 NAB Show New York.
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and FutureKeynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
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 the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Peruvian digital agency teams up with the world’s open source learning platform to set the benchmark for Edtech in Latin America
Peruvian digital agency teams up with the world’s open source learning platform to set the benchmark for Edtech in Latin AmericaMoodle users in Latin America are now able to get innovative tech and design support for their learning environments through Moodle’s new Certified Partner in Peru - Atypax.
Today, Moodle - the world’s open source learning platform - welcomed Atypax Technology + Design (Atypax) as its latest Moodle Partner, making it the second certified Partner in Peru. Atypax’s vision to set a high-level benchmark for edtech development in Peru and Latin America makes them a right fit with Moodle’s mission of providing educators and learners with powerful and flexible learning tools.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial Roster
Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial RosterDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added award-winning Director and VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci to its directorial roster. Schillaci will be making his feature debut as director on The Mischievians, an animated feature film in development based on the book by William Joyce. He has over two decades of experience as a director and VFX Supervisor, organically transitioning his extensive talents and expertise in animation and visual effects to the role. He has lent his directorial skills to game cinematics for Transformers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is currently directing a number of commercial projects.
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Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Taiwan
Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in TaiwanThe star-studded event was attended by regional celebrities and prominent figures in Taiwan’s entertainment and media industry.
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, delivered a stunning presentation of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s highly-anticipated film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk using a customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection system during its Taipei premiere on November 2.
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Young Entertainment Professionals Inaugural Class Makes the Connection at 2016 SMPTE Annual Conference
Young Entertainment Professionals Inaugural Class Makes the Connection at 2016 SMPTE Annual ConferenceA full day of mentorship and community for tomorrow’s industry leaders from HPA and SMPTE
The inaugural class of the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Program launched last week during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and SMPTE, YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry and support them with connection and community. The first YEP group included applicants from a variety of disciplines and locales.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016
Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary lens, 20mm F1.4 Art lens, 24-35mm F2 Art lens, 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 garner top accolades
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has been honored with 10 prestigious industry awards in 2016, including two Lucie Technical Awards presented at the recent 2016 PhotoPlus Expo.
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Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content Industry
Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content IndustryNew division to be led by Former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), solving creative and technology challenges for content creators and distributors for 100+ years, has acquired Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs), a global, cloud based localization platform and distributed services firm. Adding Sfera's proven technology to Deluxe's worldwide reach, relationships, and industry knowledge positions Deluxe Localization -- a newly-formed division of the company, as the leader in media services capable of helping providers meet the unprecedented worldwide demand for entertainment content in a market where localization capacity is limited and technology is largely unproven.
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Maria Smith Named Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi LA
Maria Smith Named Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA is thrilled to announce that Maria Smith has been named Executive Creative Director. Smith has been a Creative Director, ACD, and Copywriter for 12 years, nearly ten of which have been spent with M&C Saatchi LA. At the agency she has demonstrated her expertise in leading creative teams and giving brands a unique creative voice – honest, compelling, and relevant.
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Red Giant Embarks on Game Changing Technology Partnership with wrnch
Red Giant Embarks on Game Changing Technology Partnership with wrnchRed Giant’s Magic Bullet Denoiser III now built on wrnch computer vision technology. Complete overhaul delivers more video denoising power than ever before.
Red Giant has teamed up with Augmented Reality (AR) technology startup wrnch to bring the company’s powerful computer vision technology to Magic Bullet Denoiser III, Red Giant’s leading plugin for removing unwanted video noise and grain from footage. Rewritten entirely from scratch, Denoiser III is powered by cutting-edge computer vision technology from wrnch, which enables the tool to manipulate pixels and replace noise with what should really be seen in the shot. Backed by investor Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame, wrnch’s underlying engine makes this upgrade to Magic Bullet Denoiser the best, fastest, and easiest-to-use video denoiser on the market.
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BFBS Strengthens New Playout Operation with Axon Cerebrum Control & Monitoring
BFBS Strengthens New Playout Operation with Axon Cerebrum Control & MonitoringCerebrum advanced control and monitoring streamlines operations at the new state-of-the-art transmission facility.
Axon Digital Design’s Cerebrum monitoring and control platform has been deployed by British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) at the heart of its new state-of-the-art playout facilities in Chalfont, UK.
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Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and AvailabilityCine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses begin shipping on December 9 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that the Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses will begin shipping on December 9, 2016 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD.
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Pro Graphics Operator James Stevens Uses AJA Corvid 88 w/Ross XPression System to Boost Live Graphics Streams
Pro Graphics Operator James Stevens Uses AJA Corvid 88 w/Ross XPression System to Boost Live Graphics StreamsAJA Video Systems’ Corvid 88 video and audio I/O card for developers is supported in the new Ross XPression Quad Real-Time Motion Graphics System. Longtime XPression user James Stevens is an LA-based graphics operator and early adopter of this latest Corvid 88-powered configuration.
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Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema Operations
Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema OperationsWalter Schonfeld has joined Deluxe as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that Walter Schonfeld, the former CEO of SDI Media Group and former President of Technicolor Entertainment Services, has joined the company as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations. Schonfeld brings decades of industry experience and a track record of implementing technology to transform client services to this new role driving worldwide operations for Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema (DTDC).
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Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016
Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016Get hands-on with Sigma’s brand new 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm F4 Art, 500mm F4 Sport, Cine lens line and SD Quattro camera lineup
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has announced its participation in the 2016 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE), held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016. In addition to presentations by its esteemed group of Sigma Pro photographers, Sigma will display the brand-new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses and its new line of Cine lenses at booth 537. Adding to this year’s excitement, Sigma will also have one giveaway each day for attendees who visit the booth. Attendees can enter the daily drawing for a chance to win a 24-35mm Art lens, 50mm Art lens or a Sigma sd Quattro with a 30mm F1.4 Art lens, a total value of more than $2500.00!
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Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4KPerfect World Entertainment online publisher upgrades livestreaming facilities with Micro Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that four URSA Mini 4K PL cameras and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K with the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast panel were used by Guangzhou based Guangdong i-Mass Vision to provide a live feed of Chinese singer Luhan’s solo concert tour. The tour, named “Luhan Reloaded:2016,” was streamed exclusively by ME, a mobile live streaming app of China’s leading social entertainment platform YY Inc.
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RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera
RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio CameraEach section is filmed live, with five camera feeds being taken into an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher for mixing
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the latest series of "Anne's Kitchen" was filmed in Ultra HD 4K with digital film and studio cameras, including the URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera 4K. Post production on the prime time RTL series, including the edit and grade, was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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New World Symphony Prepares for a 4K Future with HITACHI Cameras
New World Symphony Prepares for a 4K Future with HITACHI CamerasAmerica’s Orchestral Academy installs 12 HITACHI cameras in 4K upgrade to support its outdoor WALLCAST™ concert series
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) has partnered with New World Symphony, an orchestral academy based in Miami Beach, to help transition the live production of its world-renowned outdoor WALLCAST™ concert experiences and other productions to native 4K UHD resolution.
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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 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to 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
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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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 Lenses(Amsterdam, The Netherlands--September 8, 2016) The 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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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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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 Expo(Hollywood, California--June 2, 2016) Panavision, 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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