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WEBCAST: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
WEBCAST: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range (HDR)Understanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. With multiple formats, standards, single and dual layer implementations, and a growing array of display options, the current HDR landscape has few rules and a broad range of possibilities.
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Sky Deutschland New Cube Will Benefit From Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio Experience
Sky Deutschland New Cube Will Benefit From Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio ExperienceThe broadcaster’s new Sports Broadcasting Centre will have a full complement of D*AP audio processing units for Dolby encoding/decoding and loudness control.
Sky Deutschland has become the latest broadcaster to adopt Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio concept after specifying the company’s D*AP audio processing units for its new sports programming broadcast centre in Unterföhring, near Munich.
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime HonoreesADG’s 21st Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards Take Place Sunday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy®-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. They will be honored at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound FormatsNew mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats
Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery.
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Webinar: Join Elemental Technologies and Dolby: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range
Webinar: Join Elemental Technologies and Dolby: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic RangeUnderstanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. With multiple formats, standards, single and dual layer implementations, and a growing array of display options, the current HDR landscape has few rules and a broad range of possibilities.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA AwardsCoveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR Seminar
Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR SeminarLeader Electronics Europe heads to Amsterdam shortly to promote the capabilities of its LV5490 4K test instrument at a seminar on High Dynamic Range being held during the International Documentary Film-Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The event is organised by the Dutch Association of Film & TV Professionals (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Film- en televisiemakers).
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Leader to Demonstrate Latest 4K HDR Test and Measurement Technology at SATIS 2016
Leader to Demonstrate Latest 4K HDR Test and Measurement Technology at SATIS 2016Leader Electronics Europe will demonstrate the latest options for its LV5490 waveform monitor to television content producers, postproduction facility managers and broadcasters attending the November 15-17 SATIS show in Paris. Exhibiting on stand 3-E02, Leader will be represented by European regional development manager Kevin Salvidge and colleagues from Paris-based channel partner TRM.
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Margarita Mix Adds VR Sound Capabilities; Eagles of Death Metal VR Concert Film in House
Margarita Mix Adds VR Sound Capabilities; Eagles of Death Metal VR Concert Film in HouseMargarita Mix Adds Immersive Audio Services for Virtual Reality
Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio and video post services, has expanded into the virtual reality (VR) arena with the addition of 360-degree sound rooms at their facilities in Santa Monica and Hollywood. Whether it’s creating sound design, mix and final printmasters for VR video, or remixing current spots for a full-surround environment, Margarita Mix now offers producers and content owners high-quality sound solutions for the professional VR market. The new capabilities augment the full array of premium audio services for studios, networks and production companies offered at Margarita Mix.
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Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New York
Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New YorkCamera Corps specialises in providing remote camera solutions for reality television shows as well as very large-scale sports, entertainment and stage events.
Camera Corps will demonstrate examples from its range of specialised broadcast cameras at the 2016 NAB Show, New York, November 9-10. Exhibiting on the Vitec Videocom stand, 625, Camera Corps will be represented by operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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Leader Instruments Positions 4K HDR Test & Measurement at Center Stage for NAB New York
Leader Instruments Positions 4K HDR Test & Measurement at Center Stage for NAB New YorkTwo new upgrades will take the stage in Leader Electronics booth at NAB New York
Following a highly successful SMPTE 2016 in Hollywood and CAPER 2016 in Buenos Aires, Leader Instruments will exhibit its range of advanced test and measurement solutions in booth 1711 at NAB New York. The show will be held at the Javits Center, November 9-10. Representatives attending will include Motoyasu Kajikawa (Leader Instruments Corporation President), Hiromitsu ‘Matsu’ Matsubayashi (Market Development Manager) and Scott Cannon (Eastern Regional Business Development Manager).
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DBW Communication, Rome, Invests in Leader LV5490
DBW Communication, Rome, Invests in Leader LV5490The LV5490 provides all the signal monitoring resources needed to ensure precise matching between each camera channel. Built-in CINEZONE feature allows optimal exposure to be achieved using an intuitive display.
DBW Communication is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production companies using a Leader LV5490 multiscreen waveform monitor to ensure the precision of its 4K UHD output. The purchase was made via Leader's Italian distributor, CVE – Communication Video Engineering.
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HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatre
HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatreIn-house multi-use theatre is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, training, content creation and QCing Digital Cinema Packages.
HHB Communications, the UK’s leading supplier of pro-audio technology, has provided Dolby’s UK headquarters in Royal Wootton Basset with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface. Dolby's multi-use theatre hosts the S6, which is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, for technical training, internal and external content creation, and QCing Digital Cinema Packages. With all the different uses and different people working in the theatre, it is important that all the equipment integrates correctly and the room is easy to change into different configurations.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival AnnouncedFilm Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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Spill Plug-in from Neyrinck Accelerates Surround Mixing and Sound Design in Pro Tools
Spill Plug-in from Neyrinck Accelerates Surround Mixing and Sound Design in Pro ToolsNew Spill Plug-in from Neyrinck Accelerates Surround Mixing and Sound Design in Pro Tools Spill plug-in is the one essential high-end film console feature everyone working in surround will want to get their hands on
Neyrinck today introduced a new AAX Native, AAX DSP and AAX AudioSuite plug-in called ‘Spill’ for Pro Tools that makes it fast and easy to adjust channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles. Spill is the first plug-in to support the powerful new V-PlugIn controller app for iPad/iPhone for super-fast access to tracks and their plug-ins. Spill is immediately available to all owners of a V-Control Pro Bundle license. The Spill installer download includes a 7-day free trial license.
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Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th AnniversaryHummingbird Productions, a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music, has achieved a truly rare accomplishment – it’s 40th Anniversary milestone this month. The company’s celebratory party was held at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
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Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI Theater
Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI TheaterEileen Godoy Promoted to Head of Post Production
—Hybrid post-production facility Cognition has completed construction of a 4K digital intermediate theater as part of its ongoing multi-million dollar expansion. Designed for finishing studio and independent features, the theater is among the most technically sophisticated in Southern California with an array of state-of-the-art color grading, editorial, projection and sound features. Several film projects have already come through the new resource, including A Happening of Monumental Proportions and Marauders, both finished using an ACES workflow.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names HonoreesEdward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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AXON FLEXES ITS 4K MUSCLES AT BROADCAST INDIA 2016
AXON FLEXES ITS 4K MUSCLES AT BROADCAST INDIA 2016The company’s new 4K/IP-ready SynView modular multiviewer will be on show for the first time in Asia
With research showing that India is poised to lead the APAC charge towards Ultra High Definition broadcasting, Axon Digital Design is anticipating a positive response to its new SynView modular multiviewer, which will be on show for the first time in Asia at this year’s Broadcast India exhibition (Stand E502).
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Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BCUmedia expands its global reach with the launch of new VFX and finishing studio in Vancouver
Umedia is pleased to announce the opening of its first Canadian visual effects and finishing studio, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Umedia Vancouver is the fifth office for Umedia, whose activities span film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. The Vancouver studio joins VFX facilities in Brussels and Paris, enhancing the group’s international VFX presence and bringing Umedia closer to North American clients.
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Leader Announces 4K HDR Option for LV7390 3G/HD/SD SDI Rasterizer
Leader Announces 4K HDR Option for LV7390 3G/HD/SD SDI RasterizerNew upgrade includes high dynamic range measurement capabilities for the ITU.BT.2100 Hybrid Log Gamma, Dolby PQ and Sony SLOG-3 protocols
Leader Electronics Europe announces a major new option for the Leader LV7390 4K-upgradable 3G/HD/SD SDI rasterizer. The new LV7390-OP20 4K upgrade allows the LV7390 to support 4K/UHD programme production and post as well as 4x3G HD-SDI.
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards NomineesCreative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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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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Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' Lounge
Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' LoungeFile-Based Powerhouse Solutions For QC, Insert Edits And Workflow Automation And More At The September Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns from summer hiatus on Friday, September 30th with an evening dedicated to file-based workflows featuring presentations from ROOT6 Technology, Tektronix, Cinedeck and Rohde & Schwarz. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production, 1612. W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge. RSVP is required. http://www.editorslounge.com
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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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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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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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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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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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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IBC Announcement: Big Screen Experience - Saturday Night Movie
Each year the IBC technical team takes the RAI Auditorium and converts it into The IBC Big Screen Experience. With the help of industry leaders including Christie, Dolby, QSC and Harkness Screens, for five days it is the absolute state of the art in cinema technology.
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Dolby and AMC to Complete Installation of 100 Announced Locations Ahead of Schedule
In response to impressive guest reaction and the overwhelming success of Dolby Cinema at AMC in its first full year, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) today announced plans to accelerate Dolby Cinema™ at AMC installations to 100 operational sites by the end of 2017, seven years ahead of the originally announced schedule. The original agreement, reached in 2015, was for 100 auditoriums over a 10-year deployment.
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SMPTE IBC2016 and SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016. Save the Dates! Registration is open for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition , which will take place Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event kicks off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium, "The Future of Storytelling and How to Save It," on Oct. 24. This year the event will culminate with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Oct. 28. Further details on presentations and speakers are available at www.smpte2016.org.
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
EditFest LA 2016 Lineup AnnouncedHPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
Honor Will Be Presented to Aspera Co-Founder and CEO During 2016 HPA Awards
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HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Michelle Munson as the recipient of its 2016 Charles S. Swartz Award. Munson, co-founder and CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, is recognized as one of industry's most accomplished technology leaders. The HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the professional media content industry and the Charles S. Swartz Award honors the recipient's significant impact across diverse aspects of the industry. The HPA Awards will be handed out on November 17, 2016, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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ASG Co-Sponsors Los Angeles Virtual Reality Seminar
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, will co-host a free seminar on virtual reality technologies with AbelCine and Quantum on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at AbelCine’s offices in Burbank. Produced exclusively for the Los Angeles market, “Virtual Reality – Hot Trends Now and What’s Coming in the Future” will provide an overview of current VR equipment and established workflows, as well as a look ahead to VR technologies in development.
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SMPTE Opens Registration for Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on Oct. 24. Early bird rates are available now through Aug. 20.
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Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech Retreat
Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech RetreatSee Leader Electronics on stand 12.A10 at IBC2016, Amsterdam, September 9-13
Leader Europe will demonstrate its LV5490 4K waveform monitor and high-dynamic-range suite of production and test tools at the upcoming HPA Tech Retreat. The exhibit will form a key element of the Innovation Zone.
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Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema Line
Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema LineNext-generation movie experience arriving at Wanda Cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan First Dolby Cinema title is “Warcraft” from Legendary Pictures
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the first theatres with Dolby Cinema™ in Asia at Wanda cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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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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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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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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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries in Creative Categories
11th Annual Industry Honors Shine Spotlight on Excellence in Sound, Editing, Visual Effects and Color
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has announced the opening of its Call for Entries in the Creative Categories for the 11th annual HPA Awards. These categories, considered the standard bearer for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognize creative artistry in the field of post production.
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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award
TNT to Premiere AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS on June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America's highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams' career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to John Williams. This marks the fourth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Game Of Thrones Exclusive, Supersession Topics and More
Global leaders head to Oxfordshire to discuss industry-critical trends; Digital Production Partnership Collocates with First PlugFest
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat UK has announced the first sessions in an expanding schedule for the event, unveiling 13 - 14 July 2016, at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The curated programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE Ltd.
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ATEME and Intel Redefine the Broadcast Density Standard
ATEME announced today that it will extend its HDR support with the addition of Dolby’s HDR technology, Dolby Vision™, into its TITAN solution, a video transcoding software for live and file applications. With content from every major studio, support from leading organizations such as the Blu-ray Disc™ Association, DVB, MPEG and UltraViolet™/DECE, as well as wide adoption by leading SoC and TV manufacturers, consumers can now experience the best Hollywood content in both the cinema and home with Dolby Vision.
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ATEME to Extend its High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support with Dolby Vision
ATEME announced today that it will extend its HDR support with the addition of Dolby’s HDR technology, Dolby Vision™, into its TITAN solution, a video transcoding software for live and file applications. With content from every major studio, support from leading organizations such as the Blu-ray Disc™ Association, DVB, MPEG and UltraViolet™/DECE, as well as wide adoption by leading SoC and TV manufacturers, consumers can now experience the best Hollywood content in both the cinema and home with Dolby Vision.
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Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facility
Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facilityCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, animation and effects, today announced that Cinegy’s Air Pro platform plays a central role in Deluxe MediaCloud’s new Australian software-defined broadcast platform.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century FundSociety Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization and Encoding at Upcoming NAB Show
Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization Bolstered by recent acquisition of Vanguard Video and infusion of funding, Beamr emerges as the preferred encoding and optimization provider for the broadcast, MSO and OTT industries
Beamr, the global leader for content adaptive video encoding and optimization technologies powering some of the world's most prominent cloud and on-premises software workflows, will be demonstrating H.264 and HEVC content adaptive optimization and encoding solutions at NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) 2016 show in Las Vegas, the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms.
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Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and Delivery
Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and DeliveryDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that the company's multiscreen and Over-the-Top (OTT) media management and delivery platform, Deluxe OnDemand™, now provides key workflow capabilities to enable distributors and programmers to quickly and easily participate in the next wave of 4K/UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Deluxe will showcase HDR and associated workflow components at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled “The Race Is On!”, ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive Positions
SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive PositionsParker, as Chief Business Development Officer, and DeRonde, as President of Post Production, will work to integrate the company’s production and post-production operations across the U.S. and Canada.
The SIM Group today announces the promotion of two senior executives: Chris Parker will serve as Chief Business Development Officer and Bill DeRonde will act as President of Post Production. The strategic moves will unify the company’s North American operating units that service film and television productions with everything from camera rental and grip and lighting packages to a full range of post-production services.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled "The Race Is On!", ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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SAPEC Launches Major Upgrade of AVANTOS Line of Real-Time HD/SD Encoders and Decoders
Latest HEVC Encoders Offer Improved Video Quality for Up to 50 Percent Less Bandwidth, Plus Support for Main 4:2:2 Profile
SAPEC today introduced significant enhancements to its AVANTOS line of real-time HD/SD encoders and decoders for broadcasters and telecommunications service providers. With seamless support for the HEVC/H.265 compression standard, AVANTOS enables contribution users to maintain or improve video quality with up to 50 percent bandwidth savings. With the new release, AVANTOS solutions support the Main 4:2:2 Profile (8/10 bits) for HEVC compression and offer new features for video delivery with end-to-end sub-second latency.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Section Announces Inaugural Industry Summit
Forum to Feature Interactive Business Roundtables with Industry Experts
Today, the Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Karen Dufilho, Executive Producer of Google, as Keynote Speaker at its inaugural Summit, “Film & Beyond: The Changing Landscape of Entertainment.” The interactive forum on Saturday May 21st at PIXAR Animation Studios will bring together local and global experts from the fields of animation, broadcast & film, VFX, video games and new technology to explore and discuss new areas of the evolving industry and the contributions of the Bay Area digital arts community as it breaks new ground in art, education and innovative technology.
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4K 4Charity NAB Fun Run Expands Sponsor Roster with Industry Leaders
Comcast, Dolby, IneoQuest Technologies, Sony Electronics and Xstream join as patrons for popular running and walking event while individual registrations grow
Elemental Technologies today announced sponsorship, transportation and at-show registration updates for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run. The run takes place Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in conjunction with NAB Show in Las Vegas. Participant registration is open at www.4K4Charity.com.
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Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit ToolDailies solution now goes BEYOND dailies with many new features for media management from production through post.
At NAB 2016, MTI Film will launch the latest version of its groundbreaking dailies and media management software Cortex with new features for IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
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dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Post
dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Postdick clark productions Screening Room (DCPSR) and Riverbed Post are now co-located to jointly provide a wide range of services for feature film post-production and presentation. DCPSR contributes its ultra well-appointed 21-seat theater and associated rooms at Lantana, as well as it’s just installed Christie CP-4220 4K Digital Cinema projector and other 4K upgrades. Riverbed’s Chris F. Woods manages dailies processing, VFX, title design and production, color-grading, and mastering with his state of the art finishing hardware and software.
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Cinegy releases Cinegy Air PRO Version 11 at NAB 2016
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced the launch of Cinegy Air PRO Version 11, its latest real-time playout server and multi-channel broadcast automation software.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories to Bring Dolby Cinema to China’s Top-Grossing Cinema Site This Summer
Dolby Cinema comes to Beijing, engaging audiences with its award-winning Dolby Vision laser projection, Dolby Atmos sound, and inspired design
Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. today announced that the premium Dolby Cinema™ experience is coming to the top-grossing movie site in China, Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beijing Wukesong. The cinema site topped China’s box office and attendance rankings from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, it was the only cinema to achieve a box office gross of RMB 100 million in China.
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Justice Prevails in Dolby Cinema
Warner Bros. Pictures feature “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to be in Dolby Vision projection and Dolby Atmos sound
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be releasedfor Dolby Cinema™ on March 25, 2016. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
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Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie
Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie-- Session to Screen Footage From Upcoming Film ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;’ Will Feature Cutting-Edge Exhibition of 120 Frames-Per-Second 3D at 4K Resolution --
Renowned director Ang Lee will present a keynote address and screen footage from his upcoming film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at NAB Show’s Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Lee will discuss his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of filmmaking. In a world exclusive, the audience will enjoy the first-ever public screening from the upcoming movie in its native 4K, 3D, 120-frames-per-second format using a cutting-edge dual laser projection system. The 90-minute presentation begins at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Leader to Introduce LV 5480 and Latest Options for LV 5490 4K
Leader to Introduce LV 5480 and Latest Options for LV 5490 4KSee Leader on Booth C5109 at 2016 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21
Leader Instruments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leader Electronics Corporation, Yokohama, Japan, will introduce its LV 5480 SD/HD/3G SDI 4K-upgradeable multi-format waveform monitor to broadcasters attending the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Axon showcases new enhancements to Cerebrum control & monitoring, IP & 4K solutions at NAB 2016
Axon showcases new enhancements to Cerebrum control & monitoring, IP & 4K solutions at NAB 2016Axon & Utah
Scientific partner to distribute broadcast solutions worldwide.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Axon Showcases New Enhancements to Cerebrum Control & Monitoring, IP & 4K Solutions at NAB 2016
Axon Showcases New Enhancements to Cerebrum Control & Monitoring, IP & 4K Solutions at NAB 2016Axon & Utah Scientific partner to distribute broadcast solutions worldwide
Axon Digital Design, leading supplier of signal processing solutions and monitoring & control software, will unveil the latest updates to its Cerebrum control and monitoring platform and showcase 4K and Ethernet infrastructure solutions at this year's NAB (booth N4524).
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MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINA
MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINAMilk Visual Effects co-founder is second-ever VFX female Oscar winner, and only third-ever nominee
Independent VFX studio Milk Visual Effects’ Co-Founder Sara Bennett has won an Academy Award® for Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, alongside the VFX team from Double Negative – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.
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Dolby, Christie and Necsel Combine to Win 2016 Prism Award
Prism Awards international competition honors best new optics and photonics products
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NUGEN Audio 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
At the 2016 NAB Show, NUGEN Audio will demonstrate the latest updates to its industry-leading family of post-production and broadcast audio tools. These include significant updates to the company's upmixing, batch processing, and offline loudness tools.
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'The Martian' Wins AMPS Film Sound Award
London AMPS is pleased to announce that ‘The Martian’ is the winner its 3rd annual award for ‘Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film’.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishing
Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishingFilmLight’s latest Baselight system fuels Dolby’s drive for HDR
FilmLight announced today that Dolby, long-term client and technology partner, has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, the latest and most advanced implementation of the Baselight hardware range yet. Baselight X, designed with exceptional power and performance for the most demanding projects, will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility.
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Vincent Maza Joins Ncam, Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles Presence
Vincent Maza Joins Ncam, Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles PresenceNcam, global leader in camera tracking for augmented reality production and pre-visualisation, has strengthened its operations in the home of movies and primetime television with a new office in Los Angeles. Heading the operation is well-known industry figure, Vincent Maza. Maza spent much of his career at Avid and as a HD engineer at Fletcher Chicago. More recently he has been working with the professional imaging division of Dolby and data transfer specialist Aspera. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Hollywood Professionals Association, now part of SMPTE, and amongst his first tasks on behalf of Ncam is at the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in Toronto
The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in TorontoHighlights will include a Dolby Atmos demo from Tattersall Sound & Picture.
The SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 11th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 28th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' Lounge
Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' LoungeAttendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project.
The Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, January 29th with a special focus on High Dynamic Range in post-production. What is it, why is it important and how is it handled? Attendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing Modules
Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing ModulesAvid Continues to Drive Innovation in Modern Pro Mixing
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced growing momentum of Avid Everywhere™ in the professional audio market, with nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold to leading studios and production facilities worldwide, including the renowned Sony Pictures Studios (Anthony Quinn Theater). Featuring a revolutionary modular design, S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And with the release of version 2.1 software, the S6 Master Joystick Module, and announcement of the S6 Master Post Module, Avid is giving audio professionals even greater efficiency and flexibility so they can handle the most demanding projects and create their best work.
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AMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) Nominations For 3rd Annual AMPS Film Sound Awards
AMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) has recently announced the list of nominations for their 3rd annual award for ‘Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film'.
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Jünger Audio Delivers 5.1 Audio Quality for The Voice Of China
Jünger Audio Delivers 5.1 Audio Quality for The Voice Of ChinaThe company's loudness control and audio processing units were used extensively throughout the making and broadcasting of this popular Chinese music show.
The audio production team behind the Voice of China, one of the most successful music shows on Chinese television, has been using Jünger Audio loudness control and audio processing equipment to ensure the quality of broadcasts transmitted in 5.1 surround sound.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
Adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
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SMPTE Board Approves Creation of SMPTE U.K. Region and Appoints Bruce Devlin Governor
SMPTE U.K. Region Is Home to New SMPTE Student Chapter at Southampton Solent University
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has formally approved the creation of the SMPTE U.K. Region and appointed Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, to serve as its first governor.
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White Mark Designs A New Sound Suite At Mosfilm
White Mark Designs A New Sound Suite At MosfilmThe UK company has a long history of delivering exceptional audio facilities to prestigious Russian Clients.
Mosfilm, Russia's largest and oldest film studio complex, recently opened a new post production suite that was designed by UK acoustic consultancy White Mark Ltd.
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First All-Christie Bollywood Theater Opens in California
Fremont 7 Continues ‘Grand Experience’ With Latest Cinema Technology From Christie
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, announced it is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and immersive audio technology for global cinema exhibition company Ciné Grand’s newest theatre, the Fremont 7 in Fremont, California. Every Ciné Grand auditorium is powered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio™, the cinema industry’s only purpose built line array speaker solution. Fremont 7 also boasts Christie’s latest corner channel surround Vive Audio speakers, a cost-effective 5.1 channel solution that provides coverage to all the seats in the house.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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