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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Location Managers Guild of America Awards Announces Honorees
Caroline Baron, Kokayi Ampah And Marino Pascal To Receive Honorary Awards At The Location Managers Guild Of America Awards On Saturday, March 7
Baron, Kokayi Ampah and Marino Pascal will receive honorary awards at the 2nd Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, it was announced today by LMGA 1st Vice President, Lori Balton. FilmAid International Founder, Caroline Baron, will receive the Humanitarian Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to veteran Location Manager Kokayi Ampah. Marino Pascal, creator of the forum named Locolist, will take home the Trailblazer Award. The Awards take place on Saturday, March 7, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris Rainey
News: 2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris RaineyIn addition to the recent expansion of its visual effects capabilities, the award-winning creative studio SPLICE® is responding to increased demand for its VFX services by adding to its roster of the best and brightest. The latest addition to the team is VFX Artist Chris Rainey.
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BVE 2015: Facilis and StorageDNA to Feature Field-Proven Shared Storage and LTO LTFS Archiving Workflow
Together TerraBlock and DNA Evolution Deliver High Performance Creative Media Workflows
StorageDNA, Inc., a provider of intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions, and Facilis Technology a shared storage provider, today announced that the companies will showcase their complementary technologies in shared stand R30 at BVE 2015, to be held at ExCel London on February 24-26, 2015.
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega Concert
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega ConcertTV Skyline, one of Europe's largest and most successful mobile television production companies, chose Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras to broadcast the recent PUR & Friends 2014 annual concert from the massive Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Working in partnership with Neoxfilm, TV Skyline captured the performance for transmission by executive producer, Sky Germany.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals Nationwide
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals NationwideIndie filmmaker and Cinematiq Founder Aaron Owen understands the blood, sweat and tears that go into launching a film on the festival circuit. Inspired by a passion to help emerging talent, he formed Cinematiq in 2013, and brought John Crossley on board as Executive Producer. Together, the duo manages content for film festivals across America, in addition to offering transcoding, conversion, standardization and disc-based authoring services for indie filmmakers. To screen each film reliably at the highest quality, they've formulated a file-based workflow that banks on AJA Ki Pros for playback via venue projectors.
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Ravensbourne Students to Support Live BVE Broadcasts
News: Ravensbourne Students to Support Live BVE BroadcastsAt BVE 2015, taking place at ExCel London from 24-26 February, nine students from London’s Ravensbourne undergraduate Broadcast Engineering, Film, and TV courses will gain first-hand experience in live production by assisting in the daily show live from the BVE show floor.
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RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
News: RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX24 RCS Mobile Workstations Hit the Field to Facilitate Dynamic On-Air Graphics for Gameday Coverage
In anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled for February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Reality Check Systems (RCS) has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFLN to enliven remote studio shows and gameday broadcasts. This marks the ninth successive year that RCS technology has been used to support graphics for the big game, and this year's arsenal includes 18 Bullets, one Twitter Bullet, a custom touchscreen and four tailored systems that will be used to splash compelling graphics across live Super Bowl coverage and pre- and post-game shows.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Bob and Harvey Weinstein to Receive Motion Picture Showmen of the Year Award at ICG Publicists Awards, Feb 20
News: Bob and Harvey Weinstein to Receive Motion Picture Showmen of the Year Award at ICG Publicists Awards, Feb 20Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) have named Bob and Harvey Weinstein as Motion Picture Showmen of the Year. They will be presented with their award at the 52nd Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20.
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Guillermo del Toro to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the MUAHS Awards, Feb 14
News: Guillermo del Toro to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the MUAHS Awards, Feb 14Guillermo del Toro, award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild at their Awards ceremony, as announced today by Guild President Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra Streisand
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra StreisandAward-winning actress-director-producer-writer-singer Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2015 Board of Governors Award. The Oscar®-winning filmmaker and entertainer will be honored during the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 13th Annual VES Awards
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 4th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Take 2 Films Uses StorageDNA's LTO LTFS Archiving for "Paddington"
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that Take 2 Films deployed DNA Evolution for a feature film project, Paddington, recently nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and scheduled for release in the U.S. on January 16, 2015. Take 2 provided services for Marmalade Films on behalf of Studio Canal for the production of Paddington, one of the many film and television projects Take 2 has provided services for since 1999.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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Telestream Partners with immixGroup to Better Serve Government Customers
immixGroup to Resell Wirecast , ScreenFlow (screen recording and editing), Switch, (media playback, inspection and conversion) Episode (multiformat video encoding) and Flip4Mac (Windows Media player for Mac)
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with immixGroup, which helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup will be offering Telestream's Wirecast live streaming software, ScreenFlow screencasting and editing application, Switch media playback and inspection tool, Episode (multiformat video encoding) and Flip4Mac (Windows Media player for Mac) solutions through its General Services Administration (GSA) IT 70 Schedule and a variety of federal, state and local contract vehicles.
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Tightrope Bolsters Sales and Service Team with New Appointments
News: Tightrope Bolsters Sales and Service Team with New AppointmentsTightrope Media Systems Bolsters Sales and Service Team with New AppointmentsCompany strengthens customer-first approach across broadcast, cable and digital signage
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MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODO
News: MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODOPartnership Delivers First-Ever MODO 3D App That Uses the MakerBot Thingiverse API and MakerBot Cloud Library API
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, and The Foundry, a global provider of award-winning creative software, introduced the MakerBot® Kit for MODO at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Shows.
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Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry Growth
News: Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry GrowthMENA Media Market Value Expected to Grow 50% by 2019
With the Middle East and North Africa media market expected to grow from US$16 billion in 2014 to US$24 billion in 2019 according to Strategy & Analysis of CABSAT will examine the global impact of industry-evolving mega trends and highlight how regional companies can adopt products and strategies to drive monetisation and growth opportunities.
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Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015
News: Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015Ikegami's HC-HD300 makes its first UK exhibition appearance at BVE 2015 in London, February 24-26. Introduced at BIRTV 2014 and now deliverable, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible docking-style camera for studio or field operation.
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Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performance
News: Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performanceSeagate 6TB SAS hard disk drive ST6000NM0034 recommended for Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage product line
With the growing need for large capacity and high performance storage solution within the post production industry, Accusys ExaSAN and Seagate, the two leaders in storage field had tested and jointly announced that the Seagate ST6000NM0034 SAS 6TB HDDs is compatible with the whole ExaSAN product family and makes it more powerful than ever. Especially for the ExaSAN A16S3-PS RAID storage, while configured with the Seagate enterprise SAS drives, it can provide a reading performance up to 2685MB/s and a writing speed at an average of 1840MB/s when processing a 10bit 16 GB 4K file, which makes the storage solution a powerful support for post production experts.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces a New Winner of LP '54 Classic Tripod as Abelcine Continues 25th Anniversary Extravaganza
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces a New Winner of LP '54 Classic Tripod as Abelcine Continues 25th Anniversary ExtravaganzaAbelCine Celebrates 25 Years with Exclusive Giveaway at East Coast Location
When professional products and services provider AbelCine recentlyhosted its 25th anniversary celebration at its Manhattan facility, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was pleased to auction off one of its LP ’54 Classic Tripods to freelance documentary camera operator and commercial second assistant camera Emilie Jackson.
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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Tampa Bay Lightning Drives Instant Replays of NHL Game Action with Tightrope
News: Tampa Bay Lightning Drives Instant Replays of NHL Game Action with TightropeNHL franchise finds operational value in ZEPLAY instant replay system’s speed, reliability, affordability and ergonomic design
The Tampa Bay Lightning is giving its fans at Amalie Arena more to follow beyond the high-intensity NHL action on the ice. As part of a recent $65 million renovation that includes a new production control room and the largest indoor video board in a North American arena, Tightrope Media Systems’ ZEPLAY slo-mo instant replay solution is delivering impactful, in-game highlights with the same lightning-fast speed as the front line.
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Crew Boston Lights "Antique Roadshow" Field Segments with Zylight
News: Crew Boston Lights "Antique Roadshow" Field Segments with ZylightIn the field, there are few “normal” lighting setups – the only constants for the EFP crew of Antiques Roadshow, the popular PBS series produced by member station WGBH in Boston, are different locations and tight shooting schedules. Between May and August, the Antiques Roadshow crew shot in eight different cities across the country for the show’s 19th season, which will begin airing in January 2015.
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Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, and Canon Lenses Capture Cinematic Images for Death Row Stories, a CNN Originals Television Documentary
News: Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, and Canon Lenses Capture Cinematic Images for Death Row Stories, a CNN Originals Television DocumentaryThe rich color palettes and creative lensing typically seen in feature films is becoming increasingly common for documentaries thanks to the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Director of photography (DP) Antonio Rossi used both of these cameras – and an assortment of Canon Cinema and EF-series lenses – to capture stylized, cinematic footage for Death Row Stories, an eight-part CNN Originals series about America’s most compelling capital murder cases. The series is executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and by Alex Gibney, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman, and Brad Hebert for Jigsaw Productions. Gibney also directs the series, with Isaac Bolden as producer.
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Talkingbox Digital Media Group Finds Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld’s “Mind-Blowing Versatility” Perfect For Varied Assignments
News: Talkingbox Digital Media Group Finds Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld’s “Mind-Blowing Versatility” Perfect For Varied AssignmentsMatthew Abourezk, Owner/Director of Talkingbox Media Group (Easton, CT), was faced with a dilemma in choosing his new video camera. On the one hand, the veteran videographer/still photographer was shooting award-winning assignments with his HDSLR; on the other, he was beginning to feel the wear and tear of setting up elaborate rigs to achieve desired results.
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Panasonic Introduces AJ-PG50 Portable Field Recorder With Flexible Support For Advanced AVC-ULTRA Workflows
News: Panasonic Introduces AJ-PG50 Portable Field Recorder With Flexible Support For Advanced AVC-ULTRA WorkflowsPanasonic has announced the availability of the new AJ-PG50 field recorder, the first to support the AVC-ULTRA codec. With microP2 card compatibility, a variety of professional interfaces and diverse networking abilities, the PG50 is an ideal solution for backup recording, monitoring, previewing, file copying and many other critical field uses.
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Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field Production
News: Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field ProductionJVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Portland Community Media (PCM), the government and public access provider for Portland, Ore., has purchased 22 JVC GY-HM600 and nine GY-HM850 ProHD camcorders to support local programming production for its six channels.
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Press Release - Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performance
News: Press Release - Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performanceSeagate 6TB SAS hard disk drive ST6000NM0034 recommended for Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage product line
With the growing need for large capacity and high performance storage solution within the post production industry, Accusys ExaSAN and Seagate, the two leaders in storage field had tested and jointly announced that the Seagate ST6000NM0034 SAS 6TB HDDs is compatible with the whole ExaSAN product family and makes it more powerful than ever. Especially for the ExaSAN A16S3-PS RAID storage, while configured with the Seagate enterprise SAS drives, it can provide a reading performance up to 2685MB/s and a writing speed at an average of 1840MB/s when processing a 10bit 16 GB 4K file, which makes the storage solution a powerful support for post production experts.
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Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490
News: Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490Roundabout Entertainment, one of Hollywood's most highly respected film and television production support companies, has invested in a LEADER LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor in response to accelerating interest in ultra-high-definition content creation.
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Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD
News: Vitec Group Acquires SmallHDCompany Brings Quality Field Monitors To Vitec Product line-up
The Vitec Group today announced that it has acquired SmallHD, the North Carolina company known for its high-quality, high-definition, on-camera field monitors used by videographers, cinematographers, camera assistants and other creative professionals across the filmmaking world. SmallHD will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom division, complementing its existing brands.
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Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for Commercials
News: Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for CommercialsHummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Approach to Best Fuse Original Music with Film For Commercials
Hummingbird Productions, a film and music production company which has built its reputation as one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design, is spearheading a new approach the company calls “FUSIC” – the exceptional blend of film and music. Hummingbird Productions, now in business to produce entire projects, including commercials, web content and corporate communications, will produce those projects by integrating its team of commercial directors with its music group, using the FUSIC production process. FUSIC will integrate the sound and music for these commercials from the very inception of an idea through to the end. The announcement was made by Hummingbird Executive Producer Bob Farnsworth.
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EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television Department
News: EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television DepartmentCheck the resumes of media and entertainment executives and other production professionals, and it’s likely that many are graduates of the Film & Television Department of Boston University’s College of Communication. The college offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for approximately 350 students annually, with instruction that includes hands-on experience using the latest professional production technologies. Students begin their training on entry-level gear, and gradually work their way up to using high-end equipment, which includes a large complement of Cinema cameras, digital SLR cameras, and lenses made by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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WorldStage to Produce Live Events with FOR-A Portable Video Switcher
News: WorldStage to Produce Live Events with FOR-A Portable Video SwitcherNew York City-based company WorldStage, a leading technical staging provider in the live event and entertainment technology field, recently selected a FOR-A HVS-100 portable video switcher for live video production of events ranging from corporate meetings to fashion show productions. WorldStage serves clients in the broadcast, arts, theater, non-profit, technology and corporate industries.
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Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens Addition
News: Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens AdditionMadison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to complement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League home games, National Basketball Association (NBA) play and PAC12 college football.
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SmallHD Monitor Provides Real Time Color Grading on Candy Spots
News: SmallHD Monitor Provides Real Time Color Grading on Candy SpotsCinematographer Timur Civan is busy this time of year. Toys, candy, fashion, and a long list of other spots fill his resume, which is also spotted with a feature film here and there. Often he’s shooting with his RED Dragon, or he uses whichever camera is appropriate for the production.
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Panasonic Introduces Economical AW-HE40H/S PTZ Cameras With Superb Image Quality, Power Over Ethernet+ And IP Integration
Panasonic has introduced the AW-HE40 line of cost- effective, integrated full HD PTZ cameras, with advanced features including Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) and IP-live video monitoring. These pan/tilt/zoom cameras incorporate newly-developed 1/2.3-type full HD MOS sensors and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.
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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of 'Collaborate'
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.
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AMIA’S DAS Comes To New York In 2015
Experts Discuss the Management of Media Assets from Creation to Preservation
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 8, 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
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Riptide Music Group Presents Authentic Early Sixties Rock 'n' Roll and Doo Wop for Film, TV, Games and Commercials
News: Riptide Music Group Presents Authentic Early Sixties Rock 'n' Roll and Doo Wop for Film, TV, Games and CommercialsRiptide Music Group, a sync-flavored global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames, is proud to announce by special agreement its new association and representation of the Lansdowne Music-Winston Music Publishers -Bloor and Hoffman House Music Publishers catalogs of classic 60's vintage music for film, TV and commercials.
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ChyronHego Partners With Fraunhofer IIS to Market and Develop GoalRef
News: ChyronHego Partners With Fraunhofer IIS to Market and Develop GoalRefInnovative Goal-Line Technology Enables Accurate and Precise Measurement of Ball's Position for Assisting Goal Decisions
In its ongoing commitment to provide best-of-breed technologies for the world's most popular sports, ChyronHego today announced a new licensing agreement with the renowned Fraunhofer IIS. Under the agreement, ChyronHego will bring to market Fraunhofer's GoalRef system, a Goal-Line Technology solution for measuring whether a goal has been scored or not.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series Chicagoland
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series ChicagolandEarly in his career as a combat cameraman covering the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Mark Benjamin relied on film and video formats to shoot award-winning feature-length documentaries for major networks and independent producers. For his assignments, each format provided the performance Benjamin needed at the time. For his latest project – Chicagoland, an eight-part unscripted CNN series examining public safety and education – he needed a cinema-quality HD camera that was adjustable to a variety of shooting situations, and capable of large single-sensor cinematic picture quality. Other important requirements included high mobility, light weight, easy operation, compact size, extreme low-light image capture capability, long record times and battery life and compatibility with a wide range of lenses for creative shooting options. The production’s needs were met using the EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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Atomos Appoints Cartoni France as New Distributor in France
As part of an on-going commitment to generate further momentum and growth within their customer base in France, Atomos today announced a strategic partnership with Cartoni France for the distribution of Atomos products and services across the region. France-based Cartoni will manage the distribution for the entire product range in the Atomos product portfolio.
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Inter BEE 2014: FOR-A to Intro Newest Version of 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera
News: Inter BEE 2014: FOR-A to Intro Newest Version of 4K Variable Frame Rate CameraFOR-A Company Limited will exhibit a range of its 4K compatible solutions at this week’s Inter BEE 2014 show, including: camera, frame rate converter, video switcher, multi viewer and signal processing equipment. The company will also display video archiving, virtual system, camera and file-based technology at Japan’s largest broadcast equipment exhibition. Held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from November 19-21, this year marks the 50th annual exhibition of Inter BEE. FOR-A will be located in Hall 4, Booth #4208.
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Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)
News: Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)Today we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and I discuss his techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the latest industry news.
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Robin Melhuish Joins Digital Vision as Sales Manager for the Americas
News: Robin Melhuish Joins Digital Vision as Sales Manager for the AmericasExperienced Global Executive Joins Growing Team in Los Angeles and New York
Digital Vision has announced that seasoned sales and operations executive Robin Melhuish has joined the company as Sales Director, Americas. He will be based in Digital Vision's Los Angeles office, responsible for working with restoration, post production and broadcast clients in the Americas.
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Panavision Rolls out Primo 70 Lenses at Camerimage
News: Panavision Rolls out Primo 70 Lenses at CamerimagePanavision, the company behind the world's best cinema lenses for 60 years, is showcasing their new line of Primo 70 lenses optimized to work with today's larger sensor digital cameras. The lenses are being exhibited here at the 22nd edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, a premier event for directors of photography.
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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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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of LP '54 Classic Tripod at Abelcine's 25th Anniversary Celebration
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of LP '54 Classic Tripod at Abelcine's 25th Anniversary CelebrationWhen professional products and services provider AbelCine recentlyhosted its 25th anniversary celebration at its Burbank facility, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was pleased to auction off one of its LP ’54 Classic Tripods to camera operator David Roy Tondeur, SOC.
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Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System; Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014
News: Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System;  Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014First Showing of HC-HD300 Demonstrates Newly Developed 1/3-inch full resolution three CMOS Sensor Block; HEM-2570 OLED & HLM-1751 LCD Monitors in NYC Nov. 12-13
Ikegami, the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will be exhibiting advanced systems at Content and Communications World 2014 (CCW). CCW is being held November 12-13 at the Javits Convention Center, NYC.
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Modern VideoFilm Colorists Nominated for Four HPA Awards
News: Modern VideoFilm Colorists Nominated for Four HPA AwardsColor grading nominations come for “Labor Day,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Reign” and “Game of Thrones.”
Artists from Modern VideoFilm are nominated for four awards in color grading categories in the Hollywood Post Alliance’s 2014 HPA Awards scheduled for November 6th. Aimed at fostering awareness of post production and promoting creative and technical excellence in the field, the HPA Awards are the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards event for post production.
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How Film & Television Editing Could Be Killing You Exposed At The Editors' Lounge
News: How Film & Television Editing Could Be Killing You Exposed At The Editors' LoungeAt a recent Editors’ Lounge presentation, award-winning film and television editor, Zack Arnold unveiled Fitness In Post, a new program that’s dedicated to post-production professionals who want to live healthier lifestyles but don’t know where to begin. In a new video of his presentation hosted on http://www.editorslounge.com editors can learn valuable life saving tips that are easy to fit into busy work schedules.
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Forbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto Intl Film Festival
News: Forbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto Intl Film FestivalForbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival
Forbidden Technologies plc , the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced that it sponsored entertainment journalist Bonnie Laufer's coverage of the renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, which ran on U.S. entertainment Web portal The Seven Sees. Forbidden provided a turnkey cloud editing package, including access to Forscene and a Forscene server, which allowed Laufer to collaborate with editors at the headquarters of her entertainment news company, The Smart Entertainment Group, and make the finished content available to The Seven Sees.
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Production Audio with Kevin Parker
News: Production Audio with Kevin ParkerToday we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show discuss Kevin's techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins in to discuss the latest industry news.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
News: Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement AwardsOrganization Will Recognize the Careers and Contributions of Influential Editors
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will each receive one of the organization’s highest honors, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The special awards, which are determined by the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, are presented to honorees whose contributions to the field of post production are significant. Heim and Roberts will be on hand to accept their awards at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show on November 6, 2014, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature Shoots
News: Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature ShootsProminent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera.
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Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web Series
News: Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web SeriesWhen director Ross Partridge and cinematographer Doug Emmett were in pre-production on their nine-episode web series Wedlock, they knew that a cinematic, shallow depth of field look would be essential to make their show stand out. They also knew they’d need a highly mobile, lightweight camera package for stealthy shooting in practical locations, great low-light capabilities to control the size of their lighting package, and a broad choice of lenses to help maximize their creative options. The solution to all their needs was obvious: Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and Cinema prime and zoom lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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SMPTE to Receive Prestigious Farnsworth Award at 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award Ceremony
Television Academy Will Recognize SMPTE for Its Significant Impact on Television Technology and Engineering
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has been announced today as the recipient of the esteemed Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy. The award, which will be presented at the 66th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards Ceremony Jan. 8, 2015, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, honors an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have made a significant impact on television technology and engineering.
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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AbelCine to Host 25-Year Anniversary Celebration in Burbank
News: AbelCine to Host 25-Year Anniversary Celebration in BurbankThis month, AbelCine marks 25 years of supporting filmmakers with the tools of their craft. Known for unique hands-on service to the production community, the company offers cine and digital equipment sales, rental, finance, and systems integration--backed by renowned equipment service and training.
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Panel Of Award-Winning Film & Television Editors To Discuss The Business Side Of Editing At The October Editors' Lounge
News: Panel Of Award-Winning Film & Television Editors To Discuss The Business Side Of Editing At The October Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge panel series returns on Friday, October 24th with a discussion on The Business Of Editing. If you’ve been wondering what it takes to have a lucrative career as a professional editor in today's post-production world this informative discussion by a panel of award-winning editors, will offer new ways of approaching the business side of editing without losing the creative aspect of the craft. Brought to you by AlphaDogs Post Production, the event will be held at Key Code Media 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502.
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FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit Debut
News: FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit DebutMobile production company orders 17 new FUJINON HDTV lenses to meet growing business demands; Total of 29 FUJINON lenses ordered this year
To deal with recent record-breaking business—including several major sporting events this past month —Clearwater, FL-based F&F Productions pushed its HD mobile fleet to the limit with help from its arsenal of FUJINON lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Following up on the company’s order of 12 lenses earlier this year, F&F Productions placed an order for 17 new FUJINON lenses, including nine XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses, four HA18x5.5 ENG wide-angle lenses, and four HA23x7.6 telephoto ENG lenses, bringing the total number of FUJINON lenses it has ordered over the last four months to 29 units.
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New High End Color Correction House Apache Digital Uses DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that new Los Angeles based color correction house Apache Digital has built its two new color correction suites around DaVinci Resolve. The company has already completed a number of international commercial campaigns and long form productions on DaVinci Resolve within a few months of its opening, including commercials for a new Chevrolet campaign.
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DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices Host 'The Sound Summit LA'
News: DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices Host 'The Sound Summit LA'On Wednesday, October 8 at The Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, CA, just prior to the start of the 137th International AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices will host The Sound Summit LA event. The three manufacturers represent the pinnacle of the location audio capture side of professional audio, with products commonly used in the field, including DPA’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone, Lectrosonics’ new L Series and DSW wireless microphone systems and the Sound Devices 664 Field Mixer and rack-mounted 970 64-Track Dante and MADI Audio Recorder.
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MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON Optics
News: MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON OpticsWhen MIRA Mobile’s new M-12HD rolls into Dodger Stadium on behalf of MIRA customer, SportsNet LA, it does so with shot-capturing skills that rival the speed and focus of any Cy Young Award winner. Four of the truck’s six FUJINON XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses outfitted on Sony HDC2570 studio cameras are positioned at various points on the field – high left field, mid first base, tight center field, and right field. One XA99x mans the high third base position placed on an I-MOVIX ultra-slow-motion system, provided by Fletcher Chicago. M-12 is also equipped with four XA77x9.5 telephoto field lenses.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a celebration at the 2014 IBC Show on Saturday, September 13 (Hall 11, Stand D.30), as the company continued its ongoing 60th anniversary festivities with a champagne toast. Gabriele Woolley, director of The Broadcast Bridge, was named the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod as part of its charitable raffle event. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the IABM Educational Foundation.
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Panasonic Promises Workflow Optimisation at IBC ‘14
Panasonic utilised IBC 2014 to launch the much anticipated Varicam, the star of a wide range of products and innovations that will make film and TV production significantly easier.
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Panasonic Announce New High Speed Network Workflow for Broadcasters
Panasonic is Testing a News Gathering Network Workflow for Broadcasters that Transmits Video Footage and Shoot Data from Remote Field Locations to the Newsroom, and Enables Cameras to be Controlled from a Network Environment.
Testing began last month with Independent Television News (ITN), a major UK broadcaster, and will continue to be carried out on a rolling basis with the company’s broadcast partners in countries around the world.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data for Avid Media Composer
IBC stand 8.B80 - The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting a new light-field software plug-in for Avid Media Composer®, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, at IBC 2014. On-location retakes are time-consuming and expensive. What if the focus was incorrectly set during shooting or the perspective has to be changed? The use of intelligent algorithms and multi-camera systems that provide multiple simultaneous views opens the door to a world of new post-production possibilities. The new software plug-in allows integration of this functionality into an existing post-production software. Creative work with light-field data can be experienced by using an intuitive user-interface to process this data. The plug-in is one of the new developments that Fraunhofer IIS is presenting at IBC for movie and video production in hall 8, stand B80.
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Ross Video Breaks the Automated Production Price Barrier with the Integration of OverDrive and Carbonite at IBC
News: Ross Video Breaks the Automated Production Price Barrier with the Integration of OverDrive and Carbonite at IBCToday, Ross Video announces the integration of two market leading products, their OverDrive Automated Production Control System and Carbonite Production Switcher Series. This integration makes automated production available to many more price sensitive customers given the dramatically lower cost of a Carbonite system versus larger production switchers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.
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Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014
Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.
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Atomos Announce Power Station at IBC 2014
Power Station allows continuous power in the field and in the studio for all production devices.
Atomos is known for delivering creative solutions to real world professional production and post production problems. Today Atomos enter the battery market with what is the most advanced power management offering in decades. Unveiling the new Power Station at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam, this new accessory means cameramen will never be left without power in the field, powering multiple devices and giving endless hot swapping of commodity camera batteries – Endless Power.
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Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
News: Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports ProductionThe Recently Launched Division of Ross Video is Using Cartoni Heads and Tripods as Part of its Mission to Deliver High Quality Production Services at an Affordable Price to an Underserved Segment of The Sports Market.
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP), a division of Ross Video specializing in mobile sports production, has selected Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for use with its fleet of production vehicles. The company has acquired nine Cartoni Maxima heads, for payloads up to 86 pounds, and six Cartoni Delta heads, for payloads up to 48 pounds, all of which are already in the field and have been used to produce sports programs for such clients as ESPN, Fox, "Time Magazine," "People Magazine" and the University of Miami.
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JMR ProBracket for Apple Mac Pro Debuts at NAB
News: JMR ProBracket for Apple Mac Pro Debuts at NABInnovative mounting system ideal for graphics and A/V professionals wanting to secure 
their Mac Pro in the studio or on the go
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, will debut its ProBracket™ family of mounting hardware for the Apple® Mac Pro® at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12112, from April 7th - 10th.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies Solution
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies SolutionGroundbreaking system offers a fully-integrated solutions for dailies processing at an incredibly low price.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce CORTEX CarryOn, its new, portable, all-in-one, on-set dailies solution that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding production tasks and yet small enough to fit in the overhead bin of an aircraft.
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K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014
News: K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014K-Tek, makers of award winning boom poles, microphone support equipment and accessories, will introduce groundbreaking audio production products at NAB 2014 in booth #C1736.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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KHQ Rolls With ABS For New Mobile Production Trailer
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to design and build a 21-foot mobile production trailer for KHQ, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Wash. (DMA #73). Scheduled for delivery in late spring, the new trailer will be used to expand coverage of local sports and other live events.
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PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NAB
News: PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NABAt NAB 2014, PAG, one of the broadcast industry’s longest established global providers of innovative portable power solutions, will launch its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery, a replacement for all Anton/Bauer® Li-Ion batteries.
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K-Tek Offers Fresh Take on the Audio Bag.
News: K-Tek Offers Fresh Take on the Audio Bag.The audio specialists at K-Tek have designed a fresh take on the audio bag just in time for the new small mixer/recorders like the Sound Devices 633 and Zaxcom Maxx. The new Stingray Audio Bag has incorporated never before seen innovations to allow the bag to stand upright, and offers easy access to media, crucial connections, batteries, and plenty of storage for gear. Plus there are multiple carrying options—all in one compact bag.
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Flip TV Deploys Grass Valley Technology for High Quality Mobile Productions
30-foot OB Truck Outfitted with K2 Dyno S for Compelling College Sports Coverage
FlipTV, the Maryland-based provider of mobile TV productions and technical services, has deployed a K2 Dyno® S Replay System with a K2 Summit® 3G Production Client from Grass Valley® inside its 30-foot outside broadcasting (OB) truck, named Captain. The mobile production truck is used to broadcast various college sports, most recently basketball games at American University in Washington, DC. The truck fills a niche in the market by providing a compact footprint that packs the same high quality punch as its larger truck counterparts, but in a more cost-efficient manner.
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Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014
News: Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014Ross Video is celebrating their 40th anniversary at NAB this year with a new corporate logo, a new tag line “Production Technology Experts” and a significantly expanded NAB presence. The growing range of Ross production technology solutions can be seen at the Ross Booth #N3806 in the North Hall.
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Adorama Introduces the Flashpoint Powerstation 800 Li-On Portable Power Pack
Power up anywhere and everywhere with Flashpoint’s Powerstation 800, the newest portable powerhouse on the market for on-the-go photographers
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently released its new Flashpoint Powerstation 800 Li-On Portable Power Pack. The Powerstation 800 redefines mobile power for location shooters. Now, peak energy demands from studio flashes and constant-draw appliances are no problem at any location with this supercharged battery that converts stored lithium energy into pure sine wave 120v AC power.
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NIMB TV Relies on Softron for UltraHD Playout from Micro-sized Mobile Unit
News: NIMB TV Relies on Softron for UltraHD Playout from Micro-sized Mobile UnitTaking the trend for getting more from less to an entirely new level, Danish broadcast production start up NIMB TV has launched the country’s first UltraHD mobile unit – in the form of a three-wheel scooter van. Fully equipped for multi camera 4K production, the incredibly compact van is booked for a season of live broadcast productions and big screen events.
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F&F Productions Reinforces Mobile Fleet With 12 Ikegami Hdk-79EC2 HD Native Multi-Format CMOS Cameras
News: F&F Productions Reinforces Mobile Fleet With 12 Ikegami Hdk-79EC2 HD Native Multi-Format CMOS CamerasUpdated Edition of Ikegami's High-End Portable CMOS Camera Expands Inventory for Leading Mobile Production Company's GTX Signature Series Fleet
The leading mobile production facilities provider F&F Productions has expanded its already deep Ikegami inventory, with the addition of 12 new Ikegami HDK-79EC2 HD Native Multi-Format CMOS Cameras.
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New Pictorvision Eclipse™ Multicam Array for VFX Plate Shots
News: New Pictorvision Eclipse™ Multicam Array for VFX Plate ShotsPictorvision is proud to introduce the newest feature of their popular Eclipse™ gyro-stabilized system. Already being flown on multiple blockbuster franchises, the new Eclipse Multicam Array is designed to capture the highest resolution Panoramic VFX plate shots.
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Visual Impact Serbia Outfits New HD OB Truck With Miranda Solutions
News: Visual Impact Serbia Outfits New HD OB Truck With Miranda SolutionsMiranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the installation of a range of Miranda solutions in the new Vi-1 HD production truck, designed, built and operated by Visual Impact Serbia. Vi-1 is Visual Impact’s first all-HD truck and the first privately-owned HD truck in the country.
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Studiotech launch quick deploy Mobile Production Studio
News: Studiotech launch quick deploy Mobile Production StudioSee the new Mobile Production Studio on Studiotech stand 511 in Hall 5 at Cabsat 2014, Dubai, March 11-13
Global systems company Studiotech have launched a new Mobile Production Studio system. In the field, the new system gives quick access to all the necessary facilities to manage multi-camera events such as news gathering, conferences, concert backstage coverage, sports reports etc. It fully complies with IATA transportation regulations of size and weight, and a major advantage is its quick and easy set up and installation.
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Broadcast Networks Delivers Key Infrastructure Projects Across Europe
News: Broadcast Networks Delivers Key Infrastructure Projects Across EuropeSystems integration specialist Broadcast Networks completed a number of diverse broadcast system projects during 2013 for international organisations such as Chellomedia, News UK the Dutch Parliament.
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