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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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Rob Wentz Joins ASG To Manage Field Tech Operations
Rob Wentz Joins ASG To Manage Field Tech OperationsAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced Rob Wentz has joined the company, effective Oct. 9. His responsibilities include coordinating field technical services for clients in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York areas.
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida
Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida
M-5000 chosen for its flexibility, which allows professional users and volunteers to access its features at every level
Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida, holds itself to a high standard of contemporary worship, matching its affiliated church, Atlanta-based North Point Ministries, which is among the largest churches in the U.S. High-energy music is a characteristic of both churches, so when Anthem built its new location, which opened in January 2017, it sought out the best professional audio systems possible. That included the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console as the hub of the church’s sound infrastructure.
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Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank
Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank
Latest ads featuring the Hawaiian-born quarterback promote personal banking, debit cards and other services.
Tennessee Titans star Marcus Mariota might take chances on the football field, but when it comes to managing his money, he avoids Hail Marys.
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Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Introduces new techniques to isolate creative FX, organic tracking technology, enhanced HDR and WCG signal monitoring, VR viewing and more
Today Autodesk released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects (VFX) and finishing software, which includes Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre. Flame 2018.3 empowers creative professionals to explore new, more efficient ways of working in post, with feature enhancements that offer greater pipeline flexibility, speed and support for emerging formats and technology.
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DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
12-bit AVC Intra 444 files at 23.98-fps, captured in V-Log with Panavision PVintage primes, using LUT simulating Fuji film stock
HBO’s The Deuce is a drama series set in and around Times Square in New York and tells the story of the legalization and growth of the porn industry in the 1970s, as well as the rise of HIV and the drug epidemic. The series stars James Franco, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the Mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the porn industry. Created and written by David Simon (The Wire, Treme) and crime fiction author George Pelecanos, The Deuce was shot by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul, ASC (Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie) with VariCam 35 cameras.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
Versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions
Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.
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Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Los Angeles Edition of Symposium to Address Confluence of Film Restoration and Digital Technologies in Service of Future-Proofing Cinema’s Legacies for Generations to Come
The Reel Thing, a symposium dedicated to addressing the preservation and restoration of audio visual collections, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar®-nominated 1960 film La Verite (“The Truth”). Two additional new 4K restorations also will be shown during The Reel Thing, including the U.S. premiere of Howard Hawks’ Scarface and the world premiere of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy.
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VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
Multi-platinum global music artists The Black Eyed Peas to debut their AR experience with Mira
VR CON @ COMIC-CON, the hub for Virtual Reality experiences and technology, expands this year to become FUTURISM & TECH @ COMIC-CON. This official event of Comic-Con International San Diego has more space dedicated to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) attractions, debuts other groundbreaking technologies, and infuses art and visual expression. Global superstars The Black Eyed Peas will present their new AR experience based on the graphic novel “Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles” (Marvel), with AR hardware partner Mira. The event takes place July 19-23 at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego, across from the Convention Center.
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
Integrations with Avid and Vizrt helps national broadcaster reduce workflow complexity and increase efficiency in news and MAM operations
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced a major order for its Vantage® Media Processing Platform from New Zealand’s leading free to air broadcaster, Television New Zealand Limited (TVNZ). The order sees TVNZ installing multiple nodes of Vantage Transcode Pro Connect with the Advanced Avid option which enables delivery of files and metadata into Avid Interplay. Also, Vantage Array provides peer-to-peer system management with fail-over and CPU-aware load balancing.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to be used as “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Versatile new Z-HD5500 1080p camera will make its InfoComm debut, while in-depth discussions will explore evolving HDR technologies in A/V workflows
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) is coming to InfoComm 2017 with a selection of new and established camera solutions designed for high-quality video acquisition across a wide range of audio-visual environments. Hitachi Kokusai will co-exhibit with the Digital Media Division of Hitachi America, Ltd. in booth 3429 at the event, which will take place June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.
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EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
High-performance, scale-out storage with integrated media management facilitates ingest to playout to archive for dual newsrooms; centralized content on EditShare XStream with integrated Flow enables media sharing and collaboration across Russian sites
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that 24-hour news broadcaster, News Media, has upgraded its Moscow-based LIFE and the recently acquired St. Petersburgh-based LIFE78 news station infrastructures with XStream EFS high-availability, distributed shared storage; integrated Flow production asset management (PAM); and Ark Disk archiving solutions. The major revamp also includes EditShare Geevs, which manages HD-SDI ingest and multi-channel playout for both stations.
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FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
Installed Panasonic components include Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box, AW-HR140 Outdoor PTZ, and AW-HE130 HD PTZ Cameras
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
Extensive in-house testing showed clear preference for the PX5000G; will integrate with LiveU Central cloud-based IP management platform and Adobe Premiere Pro
The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA) has recently purchased four AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch 2.2M 3-MOS P2 HD AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorders for the production of long-form programming. These camcorders replace an earlier generation of P2 gear that the Weather Channel, a longtime Panasonic P2 customer, had used for EFP since the mid-2000s.
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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorders to Produce Top-Rated Automotive Programs
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
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TVU Networks Wins Two Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017
TVU Networks Wins Two  Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017
TVU Producer receives a Best of Show Award from Video Edge, while TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter wins a Best of Show Award from TV Technology
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions,is the recipient of two NewBay Media Best of Show Awards, presented last month at the 2017 NAB Show. TVU Network’s TVU One mobile transmitter solution with support for the H.265/HEVC video compression standard received NewBay’s Best of Show Award from TV Technology, while TVU Networks’ new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer, won NewBay’s Best of Show Award from Video Edge.
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LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
Combination of Zoom Length and Wide-Angle Ability Make for Ideal Double Duty Lens; UA Series 4K Lenses Now Total 18 at LMG
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM announced the first sale and delivery of the company’s just-introduced “UA18x5.5B” 4K compatible, Ultra HD, handheld zoom. The Orlando-based live event and systems integration firm, LMG, purchased five UA18x’s for use within its expanding “Touring” and “Show Technology” divisions. The new zooms will complement Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD cameras and Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio cameras and will be used to shoot large-scale music concerts and corporate events.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Portable Thunderbolt 3 broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB capture and playback solution!
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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JMR Debuts ICS Media MASSter 102 for On-Set and Studios Needing Extremely High Transfer Data Duplication
JMR Debuts ICS Media MASSter 102 for On-Set and Studios Needing Extremely High Transfer Data Duplication
Ruggedized, portable data duplication system ingests and makes multiple digital copies duplicating 1TB in less than 50 minutes
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, today announced the general availability of the ICS Media MASSter 102 for production workflows requiring a rugged, portable system for duplicating digital assets at ultra-high speeds. Attendees of NAB 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be able to see an active demonstration of the system in the JMR booth, SL9027 (South Hall Lower Level) from April 24th – 27th.
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JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG Solutions
JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG SolutionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its end-to-end live production workflow, as well as a number of product enhancements and technology demonstrations, at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle Works with Facebook to Develop One of Industry’s First Depth-Based VFX Software for Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro® Artists, Optimized for 6DoF in the 360 Space
Mettle (www.mettle.com) today announced a collaboration with Facebook on the launch of the new Facebook Surround 360 Family of cameras, unveiled today at at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose.
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CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
New fluid head is designed for broadcast and production cameras with long lenses; featuring the patented Magnum counterbalance system and new silicon fluid drag system.
CARTONI continues its legacy of high quality Italian design and manufacturing with the introduction of its new flagship for the MASTER series of broadcast fluid heads. MASTER 65 is Cartoni’s response to persistent requests from broadcast camera operators for a durable, high performing fluid head alternative that can support heavy camera packages with large zoom lenses.
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RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
Object tracking solution, universal pan/tilt heads and a robotic camera dolly; all sport unique features, performance and cost-effectiveness to set them apart from the crowd
RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming, is demonstrating the latest tools in its arsenal of powerfully simple products at NAB 2017 in Booth SL12713. This year RUSHWORKS is enhancing it already robust range of technology solutions with: LOCKED ON, an object tracking solution that eliminates the need for video camera operators; the upgraded PTX Model 1 and 2 Universal PanTilt heads controlled from DMX and/or VISCA devices; SegmentR PRO, a robust utility that transcodes and optimizes multiple formats in a file-based workflow; and NEWSDOLLY, a robotic camera dolly that introduces dynamic PTZ camera motion and anchor tracking to news and other studio and stage productions.
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Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to Consumers
Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to ConsumersLight Field Lab, Inc. officially debuts today, co-founded by CEO Jon Karafin, CTO Brendan Bevensee, and VP of Engineering Ed Ibe. The co-founders previously worked together to design the world’s first professional light field capture system at award-winning company Lytro. Light Field Lab builds on the founders’ collective expertise with a new independent venture to advance the display, delivery, and interactivity of light field content.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Versatile, high-performance and cost-effective cameras, accessories and control systems ideal for the evolving requirements of dynamic market
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its extensive range of high-quality, cost-effective acquisition solutions for sports venues and mobile production providers at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, where the company will exhibit in booth C4309.
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Firefly Cinema Announces Integration with axle Gear
Firefly Cinema Announces Integration with axle Gear
Simple but powerful combination brings color decisions made on-set directly into an axle managed post production workflow
Firefly Cinema, an innovative developer of on-set dailies and color grading software, today announced that it is providing direct integration with axle Gear from axle Video, the leader in affordable media management. Demonstrated for the first time on axle’s NAB booth SL13609, the integration enables on-set color graded images and metadata from FireFly Cinema’s FireDay dailies management tool to flow seamlessly into the axle media management system.
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Technical Team For The 58th GRAMMY Awards Shares TEC Award With Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow
Technical Team For The 58th GRAMMY Awards Shares TEC Award With Recording Academy President/CEO Neil PortnowEarlier this year marked the fifth consecutive win at the TEC Awards for the technical and audio team behind the annual GRAMMY® Awards broadcast. The 58th GRAMMY Awards (which took place in February of 2016) won in the category "Remote Production / Recording or Broadcast" at the 32nd Annual TEC Awards, which were presented by the NAMM Foundation at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim.
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Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV News
Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV NewsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Quincy Media, Inc., is standardizing on ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders for news operations across its television broadcast stations. Based in Quincy, Ill., the company owns and operates 22 television stations across seven states, including 19 that produce local news, and is expected to purchase about 200 JVC camcorders over the next two years.
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Zylight Introduces Pro-Cyc Color 350-Watt Cyclorama Light
Zylight Introduces  Pro-Cyc Color 350-Watt Cyclorama LightZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is debuting its Pro-Cyc Color asymmetric wall washer later this month at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C7947). Designed for TV studios and theatres, the 350-watt Pro-Cyc Color produces a soft, even field with enough output to cover 25-foot cyc walls. It shines pure white for a clean chromakey wash, and features Zylight’s Color Mode to produce millions of colors without gels or filters.
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TVU Networks and AP to Demonstrate Advanced Newsroom Workflow
TVU Networks and AP to Demonstrate Advanced Newsroom Workflow
New Metadata-based, Software-Defined Workflow Automatically Links and Accelerates Ingest of Recorded Content for Stories
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today that TVU and the Associated Press (AP) at NAB 2017 will showcase a new, integrated newsroom video content acquisition workflow developed through the two companies’ technology partnership. The new metadata-based workflow streamlines the direct linking of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration automates and accelerates the transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions.
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multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
In addition to showcasing its artificial intelligence and automated graphics capabilities, multiCAM Systems will demonstrate how tightening the Visual Radio and social media connection can engage and build online audiences
multiCAM Systems, an integrated video production specialist serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, has enhanced its fully automated Visual Radio solution, MULTICAM RADIO, in advance of the 2017 NAB Show, where representatives will demonstrate key new features and benefits across its own booth (N8513) and two partner booths (RCS at N2519; Wheatstone at N6531).
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GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design Infrastructure
GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design InfrastructureBlackmagic Design today announced that Ghana’s largest private television broadcaster has completed an upgrade of its studio and outside broadcast facilities to support Ultra HD 4K production. The solution for GH One’s solution was built around 12G-SDI broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design.
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hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam Cameras
hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam CamerasFrom covering Grand Slam Tennis and the Masters Golf Tournament for ESPN to shooting promos for TruTV, from a feature on the New York Yankees for ESPN’s SportsCenter to a music video tease for ABC’s “The View,” production company hsc.tv (New York, NY) has shot many high-profile projects with its VariCam line of cameras.
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IKEGAMI INTRODUCES NEW HDK-73 CMOS UNICAM HD CAMERA
IKEGAMI INTRODUCES NEW HDK-73 CMOS UNICAM HD CAMERA
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera Debuts, Cost-Effective Camera System Ideal for Studio and Field Applications
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, is introducing the new HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD camera at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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TVU Networks to Introduce TVU Router – a 200Mbps Virtual Internet Cable
TVU Networks to Introduce TVU Router – a 200Mbps Virtual Internet Cable
Advanced Wireless Technology Enables Any Place, Any Time Access to Secure, Reliable, High-Speed Broadband
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will introduce a new solution for secure, reliable and high-speed internet connectivity to connected devices from remote locations. TVU Router provides over 200Mbps of Internet connectivity from virtually any remote location and acts as a network accelerator. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data and more for a high speed, reliable and secure data connection.
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Fitchburg Access Television Improves Studio and Remote Productions with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Fitchburg Access Television Improves Studio and Remote Productions with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Switch to Hitachi Kokusai HDTV cameras overcomes operational challenges, elevates production quality and enhances educational partnerships for community broadcaster
Public, education and government access (PEG) broadcaster Fitchburg Access Television (FATV) takes pride in bringing high-quality community programming to residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts while also serving as a valuable partner to nearby schools. Unhappy with limitations of the HD cameras FATV had purchased from another vendor just two years earlier, the station replaced them with ten Z-HD6000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to improve productions, simplify operations and meet its educational goals.
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HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
Matrox cards add 4K along with SDI & IP interoperability to SMART+ integrated ingest, playout, and graphics ecosystem
Matrox® Video today announced that HARDATA® Corp, a premier developer of TV and radio workflow solutions, has incorporated the Matrox DSX LE4 LP multi-SDI video cards and Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards into its SMART+ 9440 and 9440 IP integrated channel-in-a-box (CIAB) solutions.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLS
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLSBlackmagic Design today announced that director of photography (DP) Sam Renton has used its Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second drama series of THE DURRELLS, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, THE DURRELLS is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived in Corfu between 1935 and 1939.
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Camera Corps to Occupy Centre Stage at NAB Las Vegas
Camera Corps to Occupy Centre Stage at NAB Las VegasCamera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems, will promote its innovative products and services to visitors attending the April 24-27 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Senior representatives from the company will include VP of EMEA services Phillip Beckett, commercial manager Barry Parker, head of projects EMEA/APAC Simon Atkinson, project & engineering director David Sisson and operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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Mobile Viewpoint unveils simultaneous live streaming to multiple online platforms at NAB 2017
Mobile Viewpoint, the leading IP contribution solutions company, will be on-hand at NAB 2017 to showcase the unique capabilities across its product range that allow instant live streaming across multiple social media platforms.
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MultiDyne LightBrix VB-3800 Strengthens Adaptability Between Fiber Transport and Robotic Camera Configurations
MultiDyne LightBrix VB-3800 Strengthens Adaptability Between Fiber Transport and Robotic Camera Configurations
To be introduced at 2017 NAB Show, new series of rugged, compact fiber transport is designed to meet specifications of new camera models as they come to market
On the heels of announcing its LightBrix VB-3600 of throwdown units, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions announces a second new LightBrix Series to address the continuously evolving camera configurations seen today in field production. To be introduced at the 2017 NAB Show, the VB-3800 Series includes a unique set of modules and adapters to support connectivity across today’s most popular field production cameras.
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FOR-A to Showcase Fujitsu’s New IP-HE950 H.265 Real-Time Video Transmission Solution at NAB
FOR-A to Showcase Fujitsu’s New IP-HE950 H.265 Real-Time Video Transmission Solution at NABAt the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, FOR-Awill introduce the latest product in Fujitsu’s line of video transmissionsolutions, the IP-HE950 real-time H.265/HEVC encoder/decoder units. Employing the latest compression tools and image processing algorithms to provide best-in-class video fidelity, the IP-HE950 supports real-time 4K contribution, as well as SD and HD.
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Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film Scanner
Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that HBC Flex has installed a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner to archive numerous films they have produced over their more than 50 years of filmmaking. HBC Flex, launched in 1955 as an affiliated company of Hokkaido Broadcasting Co. Ltd., has produced a number of 16mm short films, as well as TV news and TV programs. Such films include images from the Hokkaido Olympics in 1972, promotional films for various cities and towns throughout the Hokkaido area, as well as for corporations, events and constructions. The company has more than 1,000 film titles, many of which are stored currently only as negative film.
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Matrox® to Showcase Captioning of Live Web Programing with Monarch HDX™
Matrox® to Showcase Captioning of Live Web Programing with Monarch HDX™
Dedicated to offering intuitive solutions for broadcasters, Matrox® is demonstrating the Monarch™ HDX’s all new, captioning of live internet programming functionality, alongside its complete range of H.264 streaming and recording devices at NAB 2017
Matrox Monarch HDX — Dual-Channel Broadcast Streaming and Recording Appliance
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Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testing
Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testingBlackmagic Design today announced that Creative Technology (CT), one of the world’s leading rental and event staging specialists, has equipped its infrastructure engineers with the Blackmagic Video Assist as part of their standard issue onsite testing kits. CT supplies AV equipment and bespoke staging services to global sporting, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Major recent projects have included events at the Rio Olympics and the UK’s Grand National horse race, as well as AV for international tours for artists such as Mariah Carey and Queen.
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MAGIX Announces New Free Version of Music Maker
MAGIX Announces New Free Version of Music Maker
A popular tool for musicians for over 20 years, Music Maker is now available for free for the first time.
MAGIX proudly announces the latest version of Music Maker. Having provided the ideal creative workspace for digital music creation on the PC platform for over 20 years, this new version of Music Maker is now absolutely free for everyone. Perfect for the musician just getting started as well as the professional musician, Music Maker provides all the tools needed to record, produce, and share your music. MAGIX makes this fully-functional version completely free and ready for download at magix.com.
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Lime Studios Launches New Sound Design Division
Lime Studios Launches New Sound Design Division
LSD Featuring Sound Designers Michael Anastasi & Rohan Young
Lime Studios has launched its new sound design division, aptly named LSD (Lime Sound Design). Featuring the newly signed talents of Sound Designer Michael Anastasi and Lime Sound Designer/Mixer Rohan Young, the duo has already created sound design for national commercial campaigns.
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MultiDyne Elevates Fiber Transport Density with LightBrix VB-3600 Series
To be introduced at 2017 NAB Show, new series of rugged, compact systems support 12G and 4K video, and are interoperable with MultiDyne’s modular OG-3600 Series
At the forthcoming 2017 NAB Show, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will expand its versatile and economical LightBrix range of compact, rugged fiber transport products with the new VB-3600 Series. Now shipping, the VB-3600 Series provides broadcasters and content producers with eight throwdown or mountable options to serve a diversity of signal configurations, including 12G, 4K and 1080p video; and embedded audio, Ethernet and control.
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Columbus Arrives in America as Gearhouse Expands U.S. Footprint
Columbus Arrives in America as Gearhouse Expands U.S. Footprint
Gearhouse Broadcast USA to Roll Out New 4K Mobile Unit at NAB
At the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, Gearhouse Broadcast USA will debut Columbus, the first mobile unit based in the U.S. to feature a full 4K monitor wall, “one button” hydraulic deployment, and integrated RF (mast included), among other unique attributes.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
Topics to include cloud-based media management and distribution, automated metadata, artificial intelligence’s role in archiving and asset management, and successful vault conversion strategies
The 2017 New York edition of the popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) series, presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has announced its program lineup today, which will include a wide range of educational sessions focused on the ongoing challenges facing digital asset management practitioners led by top experts in the field. The daylong event takes place May 5 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Real world presentations will explore the many facets of the life-cycle of content – from collection and maintenance strategies to delivery with the purpose of reaching new, bigger audiences.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's Fairlight
Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that Sound Design Corporation uses Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers to deliver audio for major award shows, including the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. For more than 20 years, Fairlight has helped Sound Design Corporation deliver all its audio post and broadcast projects, including variety and award shows, television series and specials, documentaries, shorts, commercials, video games and more.
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NAB 2017 Preview: OCTOPUS Newsroom
NAB 2017 Preview: OCTOPUS NewsroomOCTOPUS Newsroom, the world's leading producer of computer newsroom systems, will demonstrate the full feature set of its Octopus 8 newsroom solution at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. "Octopus provides all the capabilities television, radio and online journalists need to operate as a team or individually, whether working at a single site, distributed sites or on location," comments Gene Sudduth, national sales director for North America.
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Media Links & VIDI Help Win Viewers for Winter Sports in Germany
Media Links & VIDI Help Win Viewers for Winter Sports in GermanyMedia Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and market leader in media over IP transport solutions, has announced its partner and German based distributor VIDI is helping win viewers for winter sports competition coverage in Germany. VIDI has provided OB services and technology, including Media Links’ MD8000 IP transport solution, to supply coverage of ski jumping, alpine skiing and biathlon from various remote locations for live transmission by the German public broadcaster ARD and ZDF.
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Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry Frith
Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry FrithLast October, DP Harry Frith was literally trying to shoot interview footage outside in the middle of a monsoon. He was on location in Belize for an episode of a popular HGTV real estate series, which usually shoots outside and relies on natural light and silks for diffusion. With bad weather on the horizon, the production was forced to move under shelters. Normally, the lack of lighting gear would have been a serious problem. For this episode, however, Frith had packed two new lights, the flexible LED panel.
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Major US News Network Moves to Dalet Unified News Operations Workflow
Major US News Network Moves to Dalet Unified News Operations WorkflowDalet announced today that a leading US news broadcaster has signed a large-scale, multi-site deal to migrate all of its regional news stations to the Dalet Unified News Operations workflow powered by Dalet Galaxy. The state-of-the-art solution will offer every station a centralized content repository natively accessible by the suite of user-friendly production and distribution tools. The connected, friction-free Unified News Operations workflow will provide faster and better content production and ultra-easy distribution for broadcast, web (CMS) and social outlets alike. Once this first phase is completed, all sites will be standardized on the same technology platform, setting a robust and open foundation for future multi-site federation and collaboration.
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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Chosen By Willow Creek Community Church
HITACHI HDTV Cameras Chosen By Willow Creek Community Church
Image quality, operational flexibility and ease of use help globally-recognized megachurch connect more closely with its followers
As one of the largest churches in the United States, Willow Creek Community Church places a very high value on the power of video to connect with its congregants both within and beyond its campuses. When the church upgraded its production equipment to high definition at its main site in South Barrington, Illinois, it selected HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to capture and enhance the rich, immersive visual experiences for which its worship services are known around the world.
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WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
Industry leader in cloud-based asset management adds new features to improve dailies management, transcoding, delivery of assets and creative collaboration.
WCPMedia Services today announces significant improvements to its market-leading, cloud-based media management platform to help television and motion picture producers better store, manage and share assets throughout the production cycle. New features and enhancements address core production activities including dailies management and transcoding, review and approval, and distribution to post-production partners and end-users. WCPMedia allows producers to control their assets efficiently and securely by harnessing the power of the cloud.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
Top Tech Gathering Returns to Oxfordshire 11-13 July
During the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, the dates and the call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK were announced by SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, alongside HPA President Seth Hallen and Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA. Like its US counterpart, 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 dynamic distribution environments. The HPA Tech Retreat UK returns to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July, with a multifaceted programme and event lineup.
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TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic Design
TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that TVU Networks uses its multichannel DeckLink capture and playback products as part of the new and popular TVU Remote Production System (RPS). TVU RPS is designed for broadcasting some of the world’s most exciting live events for news, sports, once-in-a-lifetime events and more.
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Radio Television Malaysia Makes Large Purchase of TVU Networks Video Transmission Units
Radio Television Malaysia Makes Large Purchase of TVU Networks Video Transmission Units
TVU One mobile uplink solution to be widely used by the public broadcaster for national and local newscast production
TVU Networksannounces that Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), the first public broadcaster in Malaysia, has placed a large order for the company’s IP video transmission solutions. The Kuala Lumpur-based broadcaster recently purchased TVU Networks’ popular TVU One cellular uplink solutionfor deployment to 17 locations, including their headquarters and local stations, for nationwide news coverage.
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Camera Corps Makes Tracks to BVE 2017
Camera Corps Makes Tracks to BVE 2017Camera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems, will promote its innovative products and services during Broadcast Video Expo at the London ExCel from Tuesday February 28 through Thursday March 2. Exhibiting on stand P14, the Camera Corps team will be hosting equipment demonstrations for stand visitors for the duration of the show.
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ELEMENTS Showcases award-winning ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE
ELEMENTS Showcases award-winning  ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE
UK partner QsmartStorage to demonstrate ELEMENTS’ comprehensive workflow and MAM package that enables native sharing of media files across all applications
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be showcasing its award-winning portable media storage ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE in London on stand F.14 with QsmartStorage. BVE, the UK’s leading Entertainment and Media Tech event, dedicated to broadcast, production and post-production will take place from 28 February – March 2, 2017 at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.
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Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
New versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Avid Media Composer give video editing professionals new levels of production creativity and workflow efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the return of PhraseFind™ and ScriptSync® options for Avid Media Composer®, the industry’s preeminent nonlinear editing solution, giving video professionals the powerful tools and accelerated creative workflows they need to create high-quality, engaging and immersive content more efficiently. The launch of new, enhanced versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync delivers on Avid’s commitment to offering the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media on the MediaCentral® Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media.
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Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras
Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamerasBand Pro Film & Digital, who for over 30 years has provided new products and solutions for the professional production market from offices in Burbank, New York City, Munich and Tel Aviv, has invested in VariCam LT 4K cinema cameras and the BT-4LH310 4K production monitor.
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New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
Free firmware update offers both Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist for the 633 mixer/recorder; Further enhancements available for entire 6-Series line
Sound Devices, LLC announces that its popular 633 mixer/recorder now offers two powerful, high-performing automatic mixing options, Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist™. The two well-regarded automixing algorithms are available at no additional cost to 633 owners with the release of Firmware Version 4.50. With this firmware update, the 688 mixer/recorder with its SL-6 powering and wireless system accessory now supports SuperSlot™ integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless, two-channel slot-in receivers. Sound Devices added Dugan’s well-known automatic mic mixing to its 688 mixer/recorder in 2016, making it the first field mixer to incorporate the technology.
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SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors
SMPTE Publication Is Recognized for Technical Content, Achievement of Purpose, and Technical Execution, Advances to International Competition
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 its SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal has earned a Distinction Award from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). By receiving this honor in the STC regional competition, in which entries are judged on technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal advances to the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition.
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Community Films Welcomes Comedy Director Aleysa Young To The Company's Diverse Talent Roster
Comedy Director Aleysa Young has joined Community Films. Young becomes part of a diverse roster of directorial talent that includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, Albert Uria, and Clay Williams.
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NAB 2017: TVU Networks to Broaden its Video Ecosystem
NAB 2017: TVU Networks to Broaden its Video Ecosystem
Company to Broaden Its Video Ecosystem With New Offerings In Video Acquisition, Transmission, Production, Distribution and Social Media
TVU Networks will concentrate its efforts at this year’s NAB convention around demonstrating its hardware and software ecosystem for IP video. A full range of current and new TVU solutions, including the MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount encoder, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and TVU Anywhere app will be on display in TVU’s NAB booth (C3739) this April. TVU will make its first appearance in the Central Hall this year, moving from its traditional location in South Hall. NAB 2017 runs from April 22 through the 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
New model incorporates latest HITACHI CMOS imaging technology to deliver superior performance in challenging LED lighting environments
Continuing its tradition of providing outstanding video acquisition quality across a diverse array of production environments, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera.
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CRAS AES Student Chapter & Waves Audio Conduct In-Depth Live Sound Workshop
CRAS AES Student Chapter & Waves Audio Conduct In-Depth Live Sound Workshop
WavesLive Was Developed and Presented by Waves Audio, Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences , & CRAS AES Student Chapter Representatives to Teach Live Sound Techniques Utilizing Waves Plugins & Gear
(Gilbert, AZ--February 13, 2017) The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, and its AES Student Chapter, recently opened its doors at its Gilbert, Ariz. campus to Waves Audio for WavesLive, an in-depth workshop for CRAS students and local audio pros.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017
Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera, True 4K Camera, 8K Camera and Monitor, 4K Monitors, HC-HD300, HDR Options, and More Will Be Shown
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid tools and workflows help enable FOX Sports’ production teams to collaborate remotely, maximize their media assets and engage viewers with compelling content across multiple platforms, including immersive VR experiences
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media will play a key role during FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LI, taking place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Avid solutions will enable FOX Sports to facilitate collaboration between production teams located over a thousand miles apart, give all editors immediate access to the footage they need, and create an immersive virtual reality experience for viewers as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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Yuneec International Improves Commercial sUAS Offering with Upgraded H920 Plus and ProAction Grip
Yuneec International Improves Commercial sUAS Offering with Upgraded H920 Plus and ProAction Grip
The Enhanced Six-Rotor H920 Plus sUAS Now Includes Mission Task Modes and Waypoints, Refined ST16 Pro Ground Station with Aerial Maps, Quick-Disconnect Propellers and Support for Multiple Camera Platforms
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional sUAS platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus and improved ProAction handheld grip. The new features and functions integrated into the H920 Plus commercial platform allow field service providers and cinematographers to capture aerial and ground content safely and precisely for a variety of industrial applications such as inspection, emergency response, production sets and beyond.
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Telestream Demonstrates Field-proven Solutions for Turning Video into Revenue at NAB 2017
Telestream Demonstrates Field-proven Solutions for Turning Video into Revenue at NAB 2017
New Formats, Live Streaming, New Distribution and Monetization Solutions for Social and OTT Channels
At NAB 2017, on booth SL3316, Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will be demonstrating a full complement of tools to move video from ingest to any screen: efficiently handling all the latest formats and standards, including HDR, IMF, 4k and UHD, integrating social media into the broadcast workflow, and monetizing content through live event and live linear streaming.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
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 released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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Broadcast RF gets Lost in London
Broadcast RF gets Lost in LondonBroadcast RF today announced that it supplied the full turnkey wireless solution for the 100 minute comedy, Lost in London, written, directed and starred in by Woody Harrelson, that is the first ever Hollywood movie to be broadcast live to more than 500 cinemas in the USA and one cinema in London.
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National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic Design
National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and numerous other products were used for live streaming and archival footage during the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
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Matrox® at BVE 2017 — Product Preview
Matrox® at BVE 2017 — Product Preview
Lecture Capture Appliance, 4K Quad Encoder Card, 4K IP Multiviewer, Multi-Camera Recording App & H.264 Streaming Devices to Be Showcased
At Broadcast Video Expo 2017 (Excel London, Feb. 28–Mar. 2, stand J18), Matrox® will exhibit their latest in H.264 streaming and recording devices, including the dual-input Monarch LCS™, beside the complete family of Monarch™ streaming appliances, the Maevex™ 6100 quad encoder card, the Mura IPX™ IP multiviewer card, along with the VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app.
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ACM SIGGRAPH Selects 2019 Conference Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH Selects 2019 Conference Chair
SIGGRAPH 2019 will take place in Los Angeles, Calif., 29 July - 2 August, 2019
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. Rose, who chaired the Production Sessions during SIGGRAPH 2016 this past July in Anaheim, has been a longtime volunteer and active member of ACM SIGGRAPH over the last 15 years.
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BYU-Hawaii Starts Path to Ultra HD with HITACHI SK-UHD4000 4K Cameras
BYU-Hawaii Starts Path to Ultra HD with HITACHI SK-UHD4000 4K Cameras
Cameras’ multi-format flexibility, affordability and ease of use let university shoot and archive in 4K today, while preparing for full 4K workflows in the future
Taking its first step towards a 4K production future, Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-Hawaii) has purchased four SK‑UHD4000 ultra high definition (UHD) studio and field cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide superior-quality video acquisition for its diverse projects and long-term content archives.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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Roland Introduces GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones
Roland Introduces GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones
Perform, mix audio, and record video with your smartphone - all at once
(PRNewswire) Roland has introduced GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound that's a marked upgrade over using the phone's built-in mono mic or analog line input. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments, media players, and gaming consoles and mix them all together live while they shoot. Ultra-portable and simple to use, GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to social media videos. At the recent CES annual trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Roland GO:MIXER received acclaim from leading industry journalists, winning three Best of CES 2017 awards.
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Dejero Users Gear Up for Trump’s Inauguration
Dejero Users Gear Up for Trump’s Inauguration
Many broadcasters to rely on Dejero’s LIVE+ IP news gathering tools for critical live coverage of historical event
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced they will be in Washington D.C this week to support their domestic and international customers as they broadcast the historic 2017 Inauguration of president-elect, Donald Trump.
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Klas Dalbjorn Takes on Product Management Role at Powersoft
Klas Dalbjorn Takes on Product Management Role at PowersoftPowersoft’s mission to strengthen the company further in 2017 has begun in the most dynamic fashion, by announcing the appointment of the highly experienced Klas Dalbjorn as Product Manager. The former Lab Gruppen and Lake Product Research Manager will add considerable strength and gravitas to the development team, headed by co-founder and R&D director, Claudio Lastrucci. His role will extend across the entire product portfolio.
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Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live.
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Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else)
If you’re anywhere near Hollywood this week, you’ve got a hot take on Harvey Weinstein . I’ve only been here a few years, exclusively “below the line”, and I heard all the rumors too. I dreaded ever having even secondhand contact with the man and his company: a powerful star...
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An Oral History of My Illegal Internships
Whether by necessity or the evolution of a specific kind of culture, internships have emerged as a dominant “foot-in-the-door” for the post production industry. Among those internships, the unpaid variety tend to dominate in a way that is not seen in many other fields such as business and medicine. Sure,...
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Sony NAB 2016 Interview - PXW-Z450 4K Shoulder-Mount Camera
Jake Essoe , Co-Host, The Harold & Maudecast, speaks to Joseph Schimizzi, Sales Support Engineer, Sony Electronics, about their new 4K shoulder mount camcorder and more. Sony introduced the PXW-Z450 2/4in 4k camera, a 4k Super-35mm broadcast camera that can shoot at 480 fps. "We've got every format under the...
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