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'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for Post
'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for PostLongtime collaborators on the ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise, Deluxe Toronto handled the majority of post-production services for the sixth installment, "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." The sci-fi horror feature, which reunited much of the production team including director Paul W.S. Anderson, returned to Deluxe for the 4K DI, 3D 2K DI, full 7.1 and 5.1 audio mixes for domestic and international versions, digital cinema mastering and nearly 300 visual effects shots. Deluxe also delivered an HDR remaster for the film’s home entertainment release.
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GEOMAR Explores the Sea Floor with ToolsOnAir
GEOMAR Explores the Sea Floor with ToolsOnAirRobots are increasingly ubiquitous on land. They're on the seafloor as well, assisting scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and sending video and sensor data to the interdisciplinary institute's ship-based researchers. But ingesting, synchronizing, and managing all that video was problematic until GEOMAR's technical team introduced ToolsOnAir's just:in network-based video-ingest solution.
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editors David Cornman & Debbie McMurtrey
TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editors David Cornman & Debbie McMurtreyTwoPoint0 Co-Founders Wendy Rosen and Anthony Marinelli welcomed well-known Editors David Cornman and Debbie McMurtrey to the company’s eclectic roster of talent. “I’ve known Dave for many years and have admired Debbie’s talent for a long time,” explains TwoPoint0’s Partner/EP Wendy Rosen. “Stylistically, emotionally, and comedically, they are among the best in the business, and I am so proud to be working with them.”
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The Colonie Cuts Comedic and Hard-Hitting PSAs for AAD That Deliver a Serious Message
The Colonie Cuts Comedic and Hard-Hitting PSAs for AAD That Deliver a Serious Message
HY Connect Calls Upon Editor Tom Pastorelle and the Chicago-Based Editorial and Post Boutique's Full Roster of Services for the American Academy of Dermatology's Broadcast Campaign About the Dangers of Sun Exposure& Strategies for Prevention and Early Detection of Melanoma
The Colonie provided editorial, FX and finishing services for a pair of public service advertisements for the American Academy of Dermatology. The :60 spots feature sharply contrasting storylines and approaches to educating two high-risk demographics about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer: “Looking Good” targets men over 50 using a comedic scenario to communicate a strategy for early detection, while “Arms” tailors its message about prevention to young women between 14 and 18, using a touching story to educate them about the risks of tanning. HY Connect called upon the Chicago-based editorial and post boutique’s editor, Tom Pastorelle, to weave the footage into engaging vignettes that draw viewers into their stories and drive home these potentially life-saving messages.
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DIT Services Firm Kiwii Digital Solutions Employs WCPApp to Deliver Dailies Worldwide
DIT Services Firm Kiwii Digital Solutions Employs WCPApp to Deliver Dailies Worldwide
Cloud-based media management platform used to deliver dailies during production of new Disney film “TINI.”
Italian/UK digital media workflow specialist Kiwii Digital Solutions recently used WCPMedia Services’ WCPApp to manage dailies during the production of the new movie TINI: The Big Change in Violetta. The cloud-based platform made it possible to deliver dailies and other media from the film’s set in Italy to its editorial team in Spain virtually instantaneously, saving significant time and costs.
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX Talent
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX TalentToyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX Talent
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
Tel Aviv-based Edit Studios used Mistika's colour-finishing capabilities to grade Baba Joon, named best film at the most recent “Ofir Awards”, the Israeli version of the Academy Awards. Baba Joon is a feature-length directorial debut by screenwriter director Yuval Delshad, an Israeli and himself, the son of Iranian immigrants. Baba Joon was the first feature on Edit Studio's Mistika that was shot using Red.
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FOR-A to Showcase its Popular Video Switchers at WFX 2015
FOR-A to Showcase its Popular Video Switchers at WFX 2015FOR-A announces plans to showcase its lineup of video switchers at the upcoming Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX), which takes place November 18-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. Popular with many houses of worship, FOR-A’s HVS-2000, HVS-100HS, and HVS-390HS units will be displayed at WFX within booth #118.
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Hit Japanese Band [Alexandros]' New Music Video 'Dog 3' Shot with Blackmagic Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the popular Japanese rock band [Alexandros]’ new music video “Dog 3.” Production of the music video was done by SEP Inc, a Tokyo based production company acclaimed for its high quality music video production.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Spike TV’s Upcoming ‘Tut’ Miniseries
Blackmagic Design today announced that Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by DP Chris LaVasseur and Second Unit Director/DP Mark Vargo, ASC, to shoot action scenes and stunt work for Spike TV’s television event series “Tut.” Produced by Muse Entertainment and directed by David Von Ancken, the three-night, six-hour, limited series event recounts the astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, King Tutankhamun, his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
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Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release
Unprecedented Innovation and Integration Across Creative Cloud Desktop and Mobile Apps; New Adobe Stock Service Debuts
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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Editor Jason Payne Joins Treehouse
Editor Jason Payne Joins TreehouseContinuing on a path of steady growth, Treehouse has brought on editor Jason Payne. Payne, who is well known in the Dallas advertising community through previous posts with Fast Cuts, N2O and The Richards Group, becomes the boutique editorial house’s fourth editor, joining founder Peter Tarter, Jayson Limmer and John McStravick. Payne brings more than a dozen years of experience as a commercial editor and a reel that includes work for H-E-B, Red Lobster, Georgia Power, Firestone, McDonald’s and many other brands.
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iTV-16 Augments Post Production with Facilis TerraBlock
iTV-16 Augments Post Production with Facilis TerraBlockServing 42 school districts, 119 charter schools and five community college districts is a tall order for San Diego’s County Office of Education , but the institution is well equipped to handle everything from school improvements to budget approval – even a TV station. Run by Executive Producer Doug Gilmore, SDCOE’s iTV-16 creates and distributes a wide range of content, from academic programming to daily news and district event coverage. The station is also responsible for developing training videos and e-books for teachers. Managing all of the raw data and files for these projects requires a talented crew and a high-performance shared storage solution – for which iTV-16 uses a Facilis TerraBlock 24D. At the center of iTV-16’s facility, TerraBlock is connected via 10 GB Ethernet to six editorial suites that run Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Compressor and Motion.
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MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the action
MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the action
Video editing optimized for action cams
Make every adventure truly unforgettable with MAGIX Fastcut: The new video editing software optimized for GoPro and other action cams. Anyone can use Fastcut's editing templates and extensive features, designed specifically for editing action cam footage, to make action-packed movies in no time at all. Regardless of whether you are a mountain biker, skier or surfer, Fastcut makes it possible for everyone to set the perfect stage for their adventures.
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NEW WORK: Sugar's Smith Goes Greek with the Spurs in New Comedic Campaign for H-E-B
NEW WORK: Sugar's Smith Goes Greek with the Spurs in New Comedic Campaign for H-E-B
NBA champions get funnier and funnier in anticipated campaign.
Sugar Film Production director Chris Smith continues to raise the bar in comedic athlete performances in the latest campaign for H-E-B out of The Richards Group. Starring players from the San Antonio Spurs, the four-spot campaign shows that the latest championship ring does not weigh down the stars of the Texas team. The campaign includes the :30 “Toga,” which features an unimpressed Tim Duncan returning from a workout to find Tony Parker, Patty MIlls, Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili decked out in homemade togas to fully immerse themselves in their enjoyment of H-E-B’s new greek yogurt. The campaign also includes the :30s “Wise,” “Slogans” and “Barbie.” Always showcasing refreshingly natural and funny performances, the lighthearted H-E-B work offers unique insight into the esteemed squad’s own brand of teamwork, with a lineup of self-depreciating humor that plays on the athletes’ individual idiosyncrasies.
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Metus Previews QuickCut, The Super-fast Professional Editing Tool
Metus Previews QuickCut, The Super-fast Professional Editing ToolMetus QuickCut is a new lightweight clip editor. The professional tool plays, trims and assembles clips, and exports files without rendering. It enables editors and non-editors alike to make cuts on the fly, significantly reducing programme turn-around times.
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EditShare Announces Flow 3.2
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced version 3.2 of Flow, the company’s media asset management platform. Flow 3.2 boasts a score of new features including support for industry-standard 4K codecs; unique file upload and download capabilities that expand the remote collaboration power of AirFlow, the web-based portal into Flow; and new, fully-automated transcoding and delivery options.
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Whitehouse Post Editor Trish Fuller Rocks the Vote with All-Star Cast
Whitehouse Post Editor Trish Fuller Rocks the Vote with All-Star CastRapper Lil Jon puts a spin on his hit song “Turn Down for What” in the latest PSA for Rock the Vote. “Turn Out for What,” cut by Whitehouse Post’s Trish Fuller, is a star-studded short film featuring celeb cameos including Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and Sophia Bush, who share the belief that we should all “turn out” for something.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems collaborates with Adobe at IBC2014 to demonstrate archive and publishing with Imagen Video Content Management Software
Cambridge Imaging Systems collaborates with Adobe at IBC2014 to demonstrate archive and publishing with Imagen Video Content Management SoftwareAt IBC2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will demonstrate how Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users can easily archive and publish their project files using the Imagen Video Content Management software.
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Orad and MUV Bring Interactive Capabilities to Any Surface
At IBC2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will demonstrate how Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users can easily archive and publish their project files using the Imagen Video Content Management software.
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Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Gains Worldwide Momentum
Post Production and Content Creation Facilities Spanning Europe, the Middle East and North America Advance Revenue-generating Operations with TerraBlock
Creative shops around the world are turning to Facilis TerraBlock shared storage to enhance project collaboration and boost productivity as evolving file formats and bit rates introduce new challenges to post production and content creation workflows. A growing number of facilities from Norway, to the U.K., Egypt, Canada and beyond are integrating TerraBlock into media pipelines to realize greater flexibility, speed and scalability.
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Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
Digital Short Aims To Educate, Inspire & Activate
“Be David” is an inspiring long-form PSA crafted by Creative Collective Wander in collaboration with Oxfam America. Using its signature Syncopated Storytelling℠, Wander created an information-rich narrative that blends enthusiasm and a touch of humor to activate viewers to champion for change with Oxfam America. In other words: find their inner David.
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EditShare Ships New Version of Flow Media Asset Management Solution
EditShare Ships New Version of Flow Media Asset Management SolutionEditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today the availability of Flow v3.1, the company’s comprehensive media asset management solution.
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
Uniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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Post Facility The Look Gets Cinematic for TV Drama 'Quirke' Using Pablo Rio
London high-end post facility, The Look, recently completed the picture post production for BBC's major three part drama series 'Quirke' on its Quantel Pablo Rio system. Set in 1950s Ireland and Boston, 'Quirke' is the story of the eponymous pathologist who investigates sudden death victims. 'Quirke' has been widely praised for its high production values and 'film noir' look - with a striking extra dimension of 'bright color' moments; 'Wonderful, atmospheric settings and unusually artistic cinematography', wrote one reviewer.
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EditShare Opens Up Its Asset Management and Archiving Solutions to Add Support for Avid ISIS 5500/5000 and 7500/7000
EditShare Opens Up Its Asset Management and Archiving Solutions to Add Support for Avid ISIS 5500/5000 and 7500/7000
Flow and Ark Integration with Avid ISIS to Provide A Cost-Effective End-To-End Solution, Expanding Media Asset Management and Archiving Options for Facilities
NAB 2014, Booth SL5709, EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced that its Flow Media Asset Management (MAM) and Ark archiving/backup solutions now integrate with the Avid ISIS 5500/5000 and 7500/7000 shared storage families. The new integration lets Avid ISIS facilities add powerful yet cost-effective EditShare asset management, ingest and archiving tools to their workflow.
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EditShare Expands Media Workflow Options with New Third-Party Integrations
EditShare Workflow Supports Servers and Applications from Adobe, Avid, Broadcast Pix and NewTek – Showcased at NAB 2014 on Booth SL5709
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is qualifying a number of new third-party integrations for use across the EditShare workflow. New and enhanced integrations include Adobe® Anywhere®, Avid® ISIS® storage systems, Broadcast Pix live production systems, and NewTek Tricaster™ and 3Play products. “One of our big themes at NAB 2014 is third-party collaboration. EditShare has significantly increased its integration with third-party applications and systems,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Many of our customers have existing equipment they want to keep using, not replace. So our open solutions are designed to augment third-party systems and enhance the overall workflow, whether a facility is running Adobe Anywhere with EditShare as their main shared storage, or EditShare Flow and Ark for media asset management and archiving with Avid ISIS storage.”
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EditShare Unveils Its Next (Work) Flow
Expanded Media Asset Management Integration and Support for Proxy Editing Workflows
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will give NAB 2014 attendees a preview of EditShare Flow v3.1, a forthcoming update to the company’s popular media asset management solution. Flow v3.1 features enhanced metadata integration with Avid® non-linear editing systems as well as proxy editing workflows for all major NLEs. “The new version of Flow really masters metadata handling,” comments James Richings, managing director, EditShare. “Flow now supports importing AAF files created in systems such as Avid Media Composer, offering customers a round-trip workflow that not only brings metadata from Flow into Avid, but also now retrieves metadata created in Avid back into Flow – ensuring that valuable information about your media is always preserved. And thanks to an update in our proxy file metadata, Flow proxies can now be used for editing in industry-standard non-linear editors, really opening the doors for large-scale and remote collaboration scenarios.”
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Rock Paper Scissors and Ronald McDonald Love Taco Bell
Rock Paper Scissors and Ronald McDonald Love Taco BellRock Paper Scissors Editor Grant Surmi cuts a series of candid spots for Taco Bell in collaboration with Deutsch L.A. The spots mark the fast-food chain’s first attempt to enter the breakfast food space, which until now has been ruled by McDonald’s. Directed by Moxie Pictures’ Errol Morris, the trio of spots feature a host of real people all appropriately named “Ronald McDonald” stating how much they love Taco Bell’s new breakfast options.
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NAB 2014: EditShare Showcases Major Shared Storage Release and Demonstrates New Media Asset Management and Multicam Ingest Capabilities
Headlining the EditShare® NAB 2014 show lineup is EditShare Storage version 7, the biggest release to date for the company’s high-performance shared storage product line. Built on the world’s highest-performance Linux OS, EditShare Storage v7 sports a totally new and intuitive EditShare Connect interface and features a Quality of Service (QoS) system that reserves bandwidth for high-priority activities such as real-time capture or playout and limits the bandwidth of low-priority activities.
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Aframe Helps Mass AV Produce Corporate Videos 40 % Faster By Collaborating Securely in the Cloud
Aframe Helps Mass AV Produce Corporate Videos 40 % Faster By Collaborating Securely in the Cloud
Greater Precision and Ease in Commenting, Sharing Versions, Review & Approval Help This Boutique Firm Stand Toe to Toe with Video Production Giants, For Less
Aframe announced that Mass AV is using Aframe’s cloud video production platform as a key part of its strategy to expand in the corporate video production market – by making the firm and its clients hyper efficient with an advanced digital workflow that fully utilizes the time savings, secure backup and mobility afforded by cloud computing. As the early year’s sales kickoff meeting season brought heightened workloads, Aframe allowed Mass AV to move video projects from start to finish an estimated 40% faster – and offer secure collaboration features to its clients more typically offered by large video production firms, without requiring major IT investment, set-up time and costs.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star Treatment
Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star TreatmentRock Paper Scissors Editor Biff Butler and an a52 VFX team led by Andy McKenna deliver a star-studded Super Bowl spot via Ogilvy & Mather New York. The result is an energetic, star-studded :60 for Time Warner Cable.
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Super Bowl XLVIII: Sugar’s Smith Delivers Overnight Fame For A Gourmet Granny For H-E-B
Super Bowl XLVIII: Sugar’s Smith Delivers Overnight Fame For A Gourmet Granny For H-E-BSugar Film Production director Chris Smith soars a sweet granny to nationwide culinary stardom in the charming :60 H-E-B 2014 Super Bowl Spot, “Milly,” out of The Richards Group. The spot features an elderly woman who daydreams of her path to foodie notoriety by winning H-E-B’s ‘Quest for Texas Best’ with her delectable Bacon Jam selected as the grocery chain’s next Primo Pick. In her reveries, she envisions being stalked for selfies by the likes of Troy Aiken, making headline news, the dedication of a statue of her own likeness, earning a key to the state of Texas and a papa-razzi fanfare upon the landing of her own private jet.
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Editshare Releases Flow 3 Media Asset Management Solution
EditShare’s exceptionally powerful media asset management solution boasts advanced automation, web-based remote access, enhanced metadata capabilities, and support for any file type
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has released a new version of its acclaimed Flow media asset management solution. Flow 3 offers substantial new features such as AirFlow for web-based remote access and Flow Automation for designing smart, time-saving templates that automate repetitive tasks like file copying, deleting, transcoding and archiving. The new Flow 3 release also features significant UI enhancements, including vastly improved cuts-only editing, enhanced drag-and-drop facilities, and support for third-party storage.
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Sugar’s Smith Loosens Up Athlete Endorsements In Hilarious Spurs Campaign For H-E-B
Sugar’s Smith Loosens Up Athlete Endorsements In Hilarious Spurs Campaign For H-E-BSugar Film Production director Chris Smith pulls the serious rug out from underneath typical athlete endorsements in an uproarious new campaign for H-E-B out of The Richards Group. Starring players from the San Antonio Spurs, the four-spot campaign includes the :30 “Splendid,” which features Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili channeling their sophisticated sides with over-the-top affectations while noshing an H-E-B steak dinner. The campaign also includes the :30s “One For Each,” “Laundry Sorting” and “Tough Talk.”
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Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With Aframe
Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With Aframe
By Moving to Aframe’s Secure Cloud Service, Tiger Aspect Make Dailies and Rough Cuts Accessible, Fast - and Easily Available Online, iPads or Laptops - while Saving Time and Hassle
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped London production firm Tiger Aspect Productions to solve a classic challenge in TV drama production: getting digital dailies and other works in process assembled, reviewed and distributed efficiently with a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move.
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Instant Editing Support in Metus INGEST for Adobe Premiere Pro CC Software
Instant Editing Support in Metus INGEST for Adobe Premiere Pro CC Software
Metus Technology, a leading international sofware company, today announced that it has supported Instant Editing in Metus INGEST for Adobe® Premiere Pro CC software
In a news, sports or other production environment, operators often need to start editing material immediately as the event starts, and usually have their cuts ready by the time the event finishes. The ability to work with files that are growing in duration, even as they are ingested is critical, especially in fast turnaround workflows such as sports and live-to-broadcast shows. Formerly available only via top end dedicated capture servers, Metus INGEST now offers this as a standard feature for Adobe Premiere Pro users.
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Modern VideoFilm Uses DaVinci Resolve to Color FOX’s Hit Television Show “Sleepy Hollow”
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve is being used for color correction on FOX’s hit television show “Sleepy Hollow.” Supervising Senior Colorist Todd Bochner, of L.A. based post production facility Modern VideoFilm, is responsible for coloring the series and relies on DaVinci Resolve to help deliver the show’s highly stylized look on tight deadlines.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Delivers the Image Quality, Mobility, and Low-Light Capture Needed for the Independent Feature "Cold Turkey"
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Delivers the Image Quality, Mobility, and Low-Light Capture Needed for the Independent Feature "Cold Turkey"“In the true tradition of independent film, "Cold Turkey" is a dialogue- and character-driven movie,” explained director of photography Lucas Lee Graham. “We wanted an intimate, personal look with a really shallow depth of field and nice portraiture so that the visual emphasis would be on the characters and what they were doing.” Graham added that the film also needed to be shot inside an actual home in Pasadena, California, and include minimal lighting and night scenes. For Graham, the solution to all of these challenges was to shoot "Cold Turkey" using an EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, along with an assortment of Canon EF L-Series prime and zoom lenses.
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Dalet News Suite Delivers a Sunny and Clear Forecast for Production and Distribution at The Weather Channel
Dalet News Suite Delivers a Sunny and Clear Forecast for Production and Distribution at The Weather Channel
Dalet MAM, video production and playout tools manage end-to-end, live broadcasts and multiplatform services
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has announced that The Weather Channel has deployed Dalet News Suite as the MAM, video news production and broadcast platform for its live broadcasts. The Atlanta-based network provides live and long-form programming that features news and information about weather-related events. In weather emergencies, the live schedule is frequently extended to around-the-clock. With video provided by affiliates and partners from around the country, the channel receives a flood of content that is quickly integrated into its broadcasts every day.
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Create Content Anywhere With New Xchange Suite 2.5 by Primestream
Xchange for iPad Makes European Debut – Enabling Offline Media Asset Management and Rough-Cut Editing
Primestream® today announced FORK™ Xchange™ Suite v2.5, the latest version of its companion application for the FORK media asset management and automation platform. FORK Xchange Suite gives broadcasters instant cloud access to content on their FORK Production™ servers from any Windows®, Mac®, or tablet device. The latest version contains the new Xchange Shot List Editor add-on module for creating "rough-cuts" as well as the optional Xchange for iPad® offline media asset management (MAM) tool, an industry-first professional native iOS application making its European debut at IBC2013.
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Object Matrix Protects Directors Cuts
Object Matrix Protects Directors CutsObject Matrix, provider of trusted file based and nearline storage platforms today announces the sale of a MatrixStore cluster and Interconnect, the Interplay archive plugin, to Soho based Directors Cut Films.
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EditShare Takes Center Stage in Studio and Production Upgrade at William Paterson University
WPU’S professional videographers, professors and students operate in updated studios with an HD tapeless workflow featuring EditShare’s Geevs, Energy and Flow Servers
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that William Paterson University (WPU) has purchased 80TB of EditShare Energy shared storage, four EditShare Geevs broadcast servers, and EditShare Flow as part of a major studio renovation and transition to a tapeless, high definition workflow. The upgrade provides a reliable, high performance end-to-end system for all types of high definition production and studio projects involving film, television and news.
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One Direction Global Tour Uses Blackmagic Design’s ATEM for Live Switching
One Direction Global Tour Uses Blackmagic Design’s ATEM for Live SwitchingAudiotech Services Ltd is supplying One Direction's 120 date ‘Take Me Home’ Tour with an AV control system built around Blackmagic Design infrastructure, including the Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, Broadcast Videohub router and SmartView Duo monitor.
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Proper Television, One of Canada's Premier Production Houses, Expands Its EditShare System to Handle Booming Business
Proper Television, One of Canada's Premier Production Houses, Expands Its EditShare System to Handle Booming Business
EditShare XStream, Flow, Ark Disk and Ark Tape are the backbone of the Toronto-based company’s reality and documentary programming successes
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Proper Television, one of Canada’s most in-demand creators of reality and documentary programming, has expanded its EditShare system with the purchase of additional EditShare storage and products.
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Hybrid’s New Sport Track Technology Enables Robotic Cameras To Automatically Follow Live Sports Action
Hybrid’s New Sport Track Technology Enables Robotic Cameras To Automatically Follow Live Sports Action
Using “Robotic Camera Operators” Cuts Live Sports Production Costs
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has developed Sport Track, an exclusive, innovative technology that enables robotic cameras to automatically follow live game action.
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EditShare Ships Field 2 Portable Shared Storage
Next-generation shared storage platform integrates media asset management in a portable form factor for on-the-move tapeless productions
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today the availability of Field 2, its next-generation portable shared storage solution with integrated asset management. The turnkey platform includes file ingest, advanced project sharing/bin locking, and archiving capabilities in an all-in-one, high-performance and rugged chassis. Ideal for on-location shoots, ENG trucks and remote offices, the new Field 2 is durable, light and compact, meeting the most stringent airline carry-on regulations.
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The ACC Speeds Up Sports Content Distribution With Aspera
The ACC Advanced Media department used Aspera SDK to build a robust, customized video distribution portal with high-speed content transfers powered by Aspera faspex™
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), one of the premiere conferences in collegiate athletics whose league office manages championships for 25 sports that its 12, soon to be 15, member institutions compete in, has deployed Aspera’s patented high-speed transfer technology to power their digital sports content distribution service.
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Actua Films Relies On Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera Interface Units For Sng And Production Trucks
Actua Films Relies On Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera Interface Units For Sng And Production Trucks
Live-Link Provides Streamlined Setup and Reliable Service for Breaking-News Applications
Actua Films, a facility service provider for local and international TV stations, corporations and TV networks with offices in Geneva and Paris, relies on the Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera Interface System for its satellite news-gathering (SNG) and production trucks. The company provides services ranging from a fleet of trucks deploying camera crews for news and sporting events across Europe, to editing facilities for post production, 4K and HD feature film/documentary production, through its sister company, PointProd. Actua employs the Live-Link system for breaking news and time-sensitive interview applications, where high reliability and a speedy setup are imperative.
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New EditShare Field 2 High-Performance, Mobile Shared Storage Designed For Every Production Adventure Is Featured at NAB 2013
EditShare shows off its next-generation portable form factor with integrated media asset management capabilities
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is demonstrating the brand new EditShare Field 2 at NAB 2013 (booth SL9010). The highly portable shared storage solution offers asset management, file ingest, advanced project sharing/bin locking and archiving capabilities in an all-in-one, high-performance, compact and rugged chassis designed for on-the-go and on-location productions. “The new Field 2 design is even lighter and more rugged than its predecessor, with size dimensions that comply with the most stringent of airline carry-on regulations,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Coupled with EditShare's core asset management, project sharing and archiving capabilities, Field 2 gives editors a complete, end-to-end tapeless workflow in a small form factor with tools to collaborate with colleagues anywhere. Whether you are out on location shooting a movie or an event, on assignment in an ENG truck, or stationed at a remote office, you have the latest production and editing capabilities to make your workflow a lot more efficient and your life a whole lot easier.”
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NAB 2013: EditShare Unveils Major Upgrades Across Entire Line of End-to-End Tapeless Workflow Products
Highlights include new version of EditShare’s extreme-performing scalable storage; major new features for Flow media asset management; Geevs servers for multicam studio, sports and post; new features for Ark backup and archive, and Lightworks on Mac OX
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing a host of upgrades for the company’s high-performance storage and end-to-end production and broadcast solutions at NAB 2013 (booth SL9010). Visitors to the booth will see the wide array of value-added features and new products shown in the context of studio, post and broadcast workflow scenarios. Among the enhancements are a new sleek, intuitive interface for EditShare 7; the just-released portable EditShare Field 2 for “on-the-go” collaborative editing, remote bureaus and ENG edit-while-capture capabilities; Air Flow, the new web browser-based application for accessing Flow media asset management over the Internet; new Flow Automation tools for workflow efficiency; Geevs Sports, a server and production package tailored for the unique needs of multi-channel, fast-paced sports coverage, and Geevs Post, the server that brings media management and collaboration to high volume post environments. Also debuting at NAB will be the long anticipated Mac OS X version of Lightworks, EditShare’s free, professional non-linear editor that also runs on Linux and Windows platforms.
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Sprint Vision, In-Track Big-Screen Producer For NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Revs Up With EditShare For Production And MAM
Sprint Vision, In-Track Big-Screen Producer For NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Revs Up With EditShare For Production And MAM
End-to-end solution includes ingest, logging, Media Asset Management, centralized storage, and archive for video and audio
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced the deployment of an end-to-end EditShare system at Sprint Vision, the company that produces the octane-fueled videos shown on big-screen displays at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. The system includes EditShare Flow for ingest, logging, and MAM; a high-performance 32 TB Energy Series storage server; and EditShare Ark Tape, which acts as both archive and backup. The EditShare system is the core media management platform for Sprint Vision’s video production center in North Carolina. EditShare is also used by Sprint Vision’s parent company, Motor Racing Network (MRN), the national radio network (“The Voice of NASCAR”) that provides coverage of NASCAR and other racing series.
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Oscar Winning Sound Designer/Mixer Scottie Richardson Brings Talent To Lucky Post
Oscar Winning Sound Designer/Mixer Scottie Richardson Brings Talent To Lucky PostNoted sound designer and mixer Scottie Richardson has joined Dallas’ Lucky Post. Richardson was part of the Academy Award ™ winning team on the short animated film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. Throughout his career, Richardson has provided sound design and audio post for a diverse range of commercials and television, from McDonald’s to “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
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emotion3D introduces the Stereoscopic Suite X2 plugins for Adobe After Effects
emotion3D is proud to announce the immediate availability of the second version of its award‐winning suite of plugins for Adobe After Effects.
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Karga Seven Pictures Chooses EditShare to Streamline Post Operations
End-to-end solution includes EditShare Energy Series Storage, EditShare Flow for Asset Management and EditShare Ark Tape for Archive
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Karga Seven Pictures has purchased a complete suite of EditShare products that will dramatically improve workflow and save time and resources for the Los Angeles-based post-production facility. The system includes a 32TB Energy Series storage server, EditShare Flow for ingest, browsing and logging, and EditShare Ark Tape for backup. Karga 7 will realize a more efficient and cohesive production chain encompassing Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro edit suites. Users will have better media organization, improved and immediate access to production media, integrated tape-based archiving, and project sharing capabilities in the unified EditShare environment. Karga 7 has produced hundreds of hours of programming domestically and across the globe.
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BiG MACHiNE Sighting: Director Steve Petersen Crafts "Chasing UFOs" Promo For National Geographic
BiG MACHiNE Sighting: Director Steve Petersen Crafts "Chasing UFOs" Promo For National GeographicNational Geographic Channel recently called on visual production company BiG MACHiNE to create the launch promo for "Chasing UFOs." Introducing the show's motley trio of hosts (the skeptic, the believer, and one undecided), the cinematic promo enthralls with a fast-paced UFO chase. Led by rising television & commercial director Steve Petersen, BiG MACHiNE deployed blockbuster live-action stunts and VFX to create the epic promo.
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Marquis’ X2Pro Audio Convert Used for German Legal Drama: "Danni Lowinski"
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced X2Pro Audio Convert, its new cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing has been used on the latest series of the German legal drama: "Danni Lowinski".
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ITV Studios' Emmerdale Upgrades its Media Production Workflow End-To-End EditShare
'Emmerdale' upgrades its infrastructure to leverage EditShare's fast, tapeless HD production, shared storage and playout technology
EditShare®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, announced that ITV Studios, the UK's largest commercial production company, is using EditShare's advanced broadcast and post-production technology to produce the award-winning 'Emmerdale' series.
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Creative Firm Post Asylum Hires Jessica Smith as Editor
Creative Firm Post Asylum Hires Jessica Smith as EditorDallas-based Post Asylum, a full service creative firm specializing in commercial and feature film post production, announced today they have hired Jessica Smith as Editor. Post Asylum offers creative editorial and finish, as well as animation and visual effects.
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Prime Focus Technologies’ launches Domain Centric Cloud which is already transforming broadcast operations
Major breakthrough paves way for a connected digital supply chain for broadcast industry
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the global digital content services specialist, is proud to announce the availability of the world’s first Domain Centric Cloud (DCC), which is already having wide-reaching benefits for the global broadcast industry. This DCC connects broadcasters, content suppliers & playout origination centres and has already revolutionised the fast-paced Indian broadcast industry where last minute presentation schedule and content delivery is common.
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HD Action Shots Captured With Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
HD Action Shots Captured With Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
Inspire Movie Audiences to Salute “Captain America: The First Avenger”
Featuring one of Marvel Comics’ first super heroes, “Captain America: The First Avenger” leaped into action on movie screens this summer. An all-new big-budget adventure, the film was made using the very latest production technologies, including EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging.
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Showlogix Has Launched a Software Image Scaler with Geometry Correction and Edge Blending
Showlogix Has Launched a Software Image Scaler with Geometry Correction and Edge Blending
Image Warp provides AV professionals with the ability to correct off-axis projector placement, including projection onto curved, cylindrical, spherical or any irregular surface. Image warp can be used to drive one display or multi-projector array, thanks to its soft edge capabilities.
Showlogix, a leader in show and media control software, today announced that it has released Image Warp, a high performance software image scaler with Geometry Correction and Edge Blending capabilities. It can take any input from a hardware capture card and output in to any format and resolution.
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Troika Immerses Itself in the Discovery Brand Identity
Branding Agency Revamps Network’s Identity to Bring New Communication to Discovery’s On-Air Packaging, Promos & Upfront Presentations
Troika Design Group, a strategic branding and design agency, has teamed up with Discovery Channel to refresh the network’s brand communication and identity. The comprehensive package, which includes image spots, show promos, navigational tools and upfront sales tapes, hit air with the launch of Deadliest Catch on April 12th.
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“He’s baaack…” Michael Van de Kamer Now at Fast Cuts
“He’s baaack…” Michael Van de Kamer Now at Fast Cuts
Creative Editor Teams Up With Fast Cuts For His Big Dallas Return
Fast Cuts, the premier creative editorial and post-production studio in the Southwest, announces the addition of internationally recognized and longtime creative editor Michael Van de Kamer to their roster. Previously the founder of and editor at Post:Op (a Dallas based creative editorial boutique) for almost 20 years, Van de Kamer took some time off to spend with his family and to travel the world. Now, HE'S BACK and ready to jump back in the game with a fresh perspective, dynamic energy, and a new creative outlook.
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Element Technica Quasar 3D Rigs Used Exclusively for Soccer World Championships in South Africa
Element Technica Quasar 3D Rigs Used Exclusively for Soccer World Championships in South AfricaElement Technica (ET), leading designer and manufacturer of the 3D rigs used to stereoscopically mount and control pairs of cameras for 3D image capture, announces its Quasar 3D rigs will be used exclusively for the 3D telecasts of the world championship soccer tournament from South Africa this summer.
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