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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Suny Oswego Selects Ikegami HC-HD300 Cameras With CMOS Imagery For HD Upgrade
Affordable and Flexible Unicam HD Docking Style CMOS Camera Introduces Students to Broadcast-Ready Tools
Broadcast students arrive at the State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego eager to work on the set, and their school is ready with a program that hits the ground running. The university specified three new Ikegami HC-HD300Affordable CMOS Camera Systems to spearhead their recent HD upgrade, ensuring that productions are created with world-class tools.
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Introducing: fayIN - powerful matchmoving tool for After Effects
News: Introducing: fayIN - powerful matchmoving tool for After Effectsfayteq AG, the technology specialist for fast digital camera tracking, automation of digital inserts and digital object removal, is happy to provide editors and post-producers with fayIN – the Adobe® After Effects® plugin for efficient camera tracking and faster digital content integration. The plugin is now available for Windows and Mac.
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Charlotte Hornets Raise Their Game With Ikegami HDK-95C Cmos Cameras
News: Charlotte Hornets Raise Their Game With Ikegami HDK-95C Cmos CamerasHD Upgrade at NBA Stadium Completed with High Performance Imagery, Reliability and Affordability of CMOS Cameras from Ikegami's Unicam HD Line
Even major sports arena don't often get the chance to execute a major video upgrade, so when the opportunity arrives they want to get it right. The NBA's Charlotte Hornets made the most of their transition to HD in their home venue, Time Warner Cable Arena, by selecting Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems.
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Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing Modules
News: Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing ModulesAvid Continues to Drive Innovation in Modern Pro Mixing
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced growing momentum of Avid Everywhere™ in the professional audio market, with nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold to leading studios and production facilities worldwide, including the renowned Sony Pictures Studios (Anthony Quinn Theater). Featuring a revolutionary modular design, S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And with the release of version 2.1 software, the S6 Master Joystick Module, and announcement of the S6 Master Post Module, Avid is giving audio professionals even greater efficiency and flexibility so they can handle the most demanding projects and create their best work.
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
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, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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New PESA Cheetah Router Manages Media Throughout Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University
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New PESA Cheetah Router Manages Media Throughout Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson UniversityPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, today announced the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto installed a Cheetah 128NE digital video router in September to manage audio and video signals throughout the Rogers Communication Centre. The router is also used to help manage the Global Campus Network, a Ryerson-led international collaborative student media initiative.
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Ikegami Sets Focus on 4K and HD at BVE 2016
News: Ikegami Sets Focus on 4K and HD at BVE 2016Unicam UHD 4K-native ultra-high-definition camera
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iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
News: iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MMAudio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that Brussels-based Film and TV post production facility, Studio MM, has successfully integrated iZotope’s RX audio repair and enhancement suite within every studio throughout its facility. A boutique post facility, Studio MM meets the need for clients who need an approach where the latest digital technologies support and empower the creative audio mind.
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Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC
News: Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CCNew BCC 10 plug-ins from Boris FX bring advanced finishing tools, 3D titling, and integrated mocha planar tracking & masking to Creative Cloud professional video apps
Boris Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10) is a new package of professional plug-ins available for Adobe® Creative Cloud® video applications. Highlights include integrated mocha® technology for advanced masking and effects isolation; BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching filter; and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 2D/3D titling and motion graphics plug-in. BCC 10 for Adobe was designed to give professional video editors and motion graphics artists working with Adobe video applications complementary creative tools for television/film post-production and broadcast finishing. For current BCC 9 users, the low-cost upgrade to BCC 10 adds many new image effects and transition plug-ins for creative looks including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Cross Melt and more.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
News: Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Adidas and ESPN Films Release Short Documentary Series Produced by Process
News: Adidas and ESPN Films Release Short Documentary Series Produced by ProcessProcess, a NYC-based film and branded content production company, recently collaborated with Adidas and ESPN Films to create “Pioneers,” a series of three cinematic short documentary films. Each film highlights a professional sports figure and debuts today on ESPN.go.com with The Mark Gonzales Ride, here, directed by Marah Strauch (Sunshine Superman). Gonzo will also air on SportsCenter on Friday, December 18th in the 6-7PM EST segment.
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'A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera' by Barry Green
News: 'A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera' by Barry GreenNow Available as Free Download
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of Barry Green's A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera, a comprehensive reference e-book for customers and users of the new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder. The book can be downloaded free at http://info.panasonic.com/dvx200-ebook.html.
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Israel’s Channel 2 Places Telestream Vantage at Heart of News Gathering Operations
News: Israel’s Channel 2 Places Telestream Vantage at Heart of News Gathering OperationsVantage media processing platform empowers high value digital production workflows at Israel’s leading news channel
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major transcode farm, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Jerusalem-based broadcaster, Channel 2 News. Managed by leading Israeli systems integrator, Draco, the project sees the country’s leading news broadcaster moving away from tape-based production systems to a digital tapeless technology environment.
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
News: Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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Tool of North America Signs Leigh Marling
News: Tool of North America Signs Leigh MarlingTool of North America today announced that it has signed live action director Leigh Marling to its roster.
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Speed Is King – rendering at Outpost VFX
News: Speed Is King – rendering at Outpost VFXFinding the right renderer is more about creating stunning visuals – it’s about streamlining production and giving artists the space to explore their creativity. For the Bournemouth-based Outpost VFX, Redshift is the solution that meets those needs and more.
Outpost VFX is a visual effects vendor with a difference. This growing company isn’t located in the bustling hub of Los Angeles or nestled somewhere in the heart of London’s vibrant West End. Instead, Outpost rests on the far more relaxing southern shores of England, calling coastal beach town Bournemouth its home. It’s a far more tranquil way of life – not to mention a cheaper one.
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2wcom Systems Partners with Ravenna for Audio-over-IP Interoperability
News: 2wcom Systems Partners with Ravenna for Audio-over-IP Interoperability2wcom Systems has joined the RAVENNA partner community led by ALC NetworX GmbH in Munich.
Developed in response to a growing need within the broadcast industry for a powerful and reliable audio networking solution, RAVENNA is an open-technology standard for the real-time transport of audio and other media data in IP-based network environments. RAVENNA operates on most existing network infrastructures using standard networking technology, offering low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability, together with scalable performance and capacity. RAVENNA can be applied to in-house signal distribution for broadcasting and other fixed installations, live event venues and inter-studio links.
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AFI Conservatory Awards Season Update
More Alumni Advance in Oscar® Race Plus Four WGA and Three Annie Nominations, and Two Gotham Wins
The American Film Institute is proud to share the most recent accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni during the fall awards season.
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Micah Scarpelli Launches Post Production Company Uppercut in NYC
News: Micah Scarpelli Launches Post Production Company Uppercut in NYCEditor Micah Scarpelli, who has made his name working with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Subway, Reebok, Gillette and Volvo, has officially opened the doors to his own full-service, New York City-based editorial/post-production company, Uppercut.
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Gearhouse Broadcast owner Gravity Media Group acquires Hyperactive Broadcast
Deal broadens Gravity Media Group’s services, markets and customer base
Gravity Media Group, the owner of worldwide broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast, has today announced the acquisition of Hyperactive Broadcast Limited, a UK-based provider of products and services for the outside broadcast, long-form television and feature film markets.
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At GV Expo, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions, Ranging From DVX200PJ HANDHELD CAMCORDER To 4K INTEGRATED PT
News: At GV Expo, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions, Ranging From DVX200PJ HANDHELD CAMCORDER To 4K INTEGRATED PTDisplaying a broad spectrum of government applications, Panasonic will showcase a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K pan/tilt/zoom in Booth #401 at Government Video Expo, December 1-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C..
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Zylight Newz On-Camera Light Now Shipping
News: Zylight Newz On-Camera Light Now ShippingZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced its Newz compact on-camera light is now shipping. Designed for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting situations, the Newz features custom barn doors and a unique integrated articulated arm that allows shooters to easily adjust the height and angle of the light. Plus, the Newz is water resistant (IP54 rating) for reliable operation in extreme weather conditions.
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AFI Conservatory Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations
Nominations Include Best Feature and Best Director
The American Film Institute is proud to announce that the following AFI Conservatory alumni have been nominated for four 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards today: ANOMALISA co-director/producer Duke Johnson (AFI Class of 2006) for Best Feature and Best Director; SPOTLIGHT producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) for Best Feature; and ADVANTAGEOUS director/writer Jennifer Phang (AFI Class of 1999) for the John Cassavetes Award. Altogether, 17 Conservatory alumni are credited across the feature films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards this year. Winners will be announced February 27, 2016.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
News: SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and ExhibitorsSurge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLIST
News: AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLISTThe American Film Institute is proud to announce that three films from AFI Conservatory alumni are among the 10 films shortlisted for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar®. Of the 10 shortlisted titles, the AFI Conservatory is represented more than any other film school, with Conservatory thesis film DAY ONE, written and directed by Henry Hughes (AFI Class of 2014); CONTRAPELO (AGAINST THE GRAIN), directed by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (AFI Class of 2013); and WINTER LIGHT, directed by Julian Higgins (AFI Class of 2010 and 2011 Student Academy Award gold medal winner).
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Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First Year
News: Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First YearIn the year since ARRI Rental's first public preview of the ALEXA 65 at Camerimage 2014, the large format system has notched up an impressive list of feature film credits. Two key elements of the ALEXA 65’s success are its ability to seamlessly mix with other ALEXA camera family members on set –such as the ALEXA XT and ALEXA Mini – and a very robust and cost-effective workflow, with postproduction facilities such as Pinewood Digital in the UK putting strategies in place to assist productions shooting with the system.
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Matrox at Government Video Expo 2015 - Product Preview
News: Matrox at Government Video Expo 2015 - Product PreviewMatrox at Government Video Expo 2015 — Product Preview Monarch HDX broadcast streaming and recording appliance and VS4Recorder Pro multi-camera recording app to be showcased
At Government Video Expo 2015 (Washington DC, Dec. 2–3, booth 338), Matrox® Video will feature the award-winning Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording and the VS4Recorder Pro multi-camera recording app.
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Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows
News: Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV ShowsNew York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has used FUJINON Cabrio lenses for a number of productions for History channel shows, including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone and American Restoration. The production company also used FUJINON lenses to shoot Cutting It: In the ATL, a show appearing on WE tv that follows four headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.
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ASG Welcomes Steve McCracken to Southern California Technical Services Team
News: ASG Welcomes Steve McCracken to Southern California Technical Services TeamAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Steve McCracken joined the company as a systems engineer for the Technical Services Team on Aug. 17. Based in Southern California, he offers field service and consultation for ASG clients in the region.
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Panasonic Announces Availability/Pricing For AW-UE70, Industry’s First Professional 4K Integrated PTZ Camera
News: Panasonic Announces Availability/Pricing For AW-UE70, Industry’s First Professional 4K Integrated PTZ CameraPanasonic has announced the immediate availability of the AW-UE70, the professional video industry’s first integrated 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera. The UE70 delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution images at 29.97p/25pviaHDMI, and is also capable of 4K IP streaming and in-camera 4K recording. The camera has a suggested list price of $5,850.
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Panasonic Announces Firmware Upgrade For AG-DVX200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorder
News: Panasonic Announces Firmware Upgrade For AG-DVX200PJ 4K Handheld CamcorderPanasonic has announced that a firmware upgrade for its AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder becomes available today. The upgrade, free to DVX200PJ customers, is labeled Ver. 1.25 and can be downloaded at http://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgdvx200_e.htm.
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We Are Royale Creates Twitter-Based Game #PositivATI For New Above the Influence Campaign
News: We Are Royale Creates Twitter-Based Game #PositivATI For New Above the Influence CampaignOnline Game Empowers Teens to Infuse Positive Messages in Social Media
Concept-oriented design & digital production studio We Are Royale recently collaborated with ad agency Hill Holliday on a Twitter-based game called #PositivATI.
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Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of Speakers
News: Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of SpeakersPresentations Feature Experts on Digital Asset Management in Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Genealogy and Public Service Fields
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced a full roster of speakers for the 2015 Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), taking place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Experts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), FamilySearch, Game Metadata and Citation Project (GAMECIP), the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Stanford University will discuss their approach to handling video, audio, written and physical materials in their respective fields.
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JVC Demonstrates Private MESH Video Network at CCW 2015
News: JVC Demonstrates Private MESH Video Network at CCW 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its Private MESH Video Network, as well as select ProHD and 4KCAM cameras that support the wireless ENG/EFP system, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Designed for single and multi-camera location shoots, the IP-based solution combines JVC's advanced camera encoding technology with the Silvus Bi-Directional Radio System to transmit very high quality HD video from remote locations with extremely high streaming reliability.
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Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens Family
News: Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens FamilyNew 2/3-inch CJ20ex7.8B Portable Lens Features 4K Optical Performance and 20x Zoom
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ20ex7.8B portable 4K broadcast lens for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This versatile lens features a 20x zoom range and provides the optical excellence needed for 4K broadcast production. With a focal range of 7.8-156mm, a broad range of scene compositions can be achieved from a single lens. A built-in 2x extender allows more telephoto operation without sacrificing 4K image quality. Editors can then select a 1920 x 1080 crop from within the 3840 x 2160 camera original with full HDTV image quality. Alternatively, the 4K UHD camera video can be down-sampled to HDTV offering enhanced resolution by virtue of that super-sampled original.
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Sue Cabral-Ebert Re-Elected as Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild President
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) has announced results of its election for officers, the Board of Trustees and Executive Board. President Sue Cabral-Ebert, Business Representative Tommy Cole, Secretary-Treasurer John E. Jackson, Vice President Julie Socash and Sergeant-at-Arms Barbara Dally were all re-elected officers of IATSE Local 706. Vanessa Dionne has been newly elected as Recording Secretary. Cole and Ebert were voted for their fifth, three-year terms starting January 1, 2016.
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At CCW, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions Ranging From Handheld Camcorder to Full Studio System
News: At CCW, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions Ranging From Handheld Camcorder to Full Studio SystemProducer Barry Green Presenting on AG-DVX200PJ on Thursday, November 12
Displaying a broad spectrum of production applications, Panasonic will be showcasing a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K studio unit in Booth #811 at Content and Communications World (CCW), November 11th-12th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Blackmagic Design announces New Low Price for Mini Converter UpDownCross
SD and HD up/down Affordable conversions plus HD cross conversions for only $295!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular Mini Converter UpDownCross to US$295.
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CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K Production
News: CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K ProductionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid
News: Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for AvidNew BCC 10 plug-ins bring integrated mocha tracking and masking, new 3D titling, and advanced finishing tools to the Avid timeline.
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Convergent Design Announces Apollo Portable Multicamera Recorder/Switcher
News: Convergent Design Announces Apollo Portable Multicamera Recorder/SwitcherToday Convergent Design announces Apollo, the industry’s first truly portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. Apollo can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four or a quad-split reference view. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. The size of a small tablet and able to run for hours on a camcorder battery, Apollo is truly portable and the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. It’s a production studio in the palm of your hand.
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SMPTE Releases Trailer for 'Moving Images' Documentary
Interviews and Archival Content Acquired for Film Reflect a Century of Motion-Imaging Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has released the trailer for "Moving Images," a SMPTE film project aimed at documenting the history of motion-imaging technology. The production team has captured more than 48 hours of interview footage and gathered archival material from the past 100 years, and drew from these extraordinary sources to create both a "first-look preview" for screening in 4K at the 2015 NAB Show and, more recently, a recut version newly released for public viewing at http://www.smpte100.org.
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INK celebrates 80 years of Jaguar
News: INK celebrates 80 years of JaguarAward-winning production studio INK has celebrated 80 years of the iconic automotive brand Jaguar with an extraordinary rendering of the beautiful, Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type.
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CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights
News: CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among HighlightsFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
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The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award Wins
News: The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award WinsAward-Winning Marketing Agency To Expand Its Gaming Footprint
The Refinery AV has added Matthew Hunt as VP of Games/Creative Director, a newly created position within the marketing agency. The announcement comes on the heels of The Refinery’s feted showing at the Clio Key Art Awards last night. The agency took home Silver honors for its short-form campaign for “Taken 3,” as well as five Bronze awards in various categories.
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ADDY.media Documents New York Fashion Week Runway Action With Panasonic's New AG-DVC200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorders
News: ADDY.media Documents New York Fashion Week Runway Action With Panasonic's New AG-DVC200PJ 4K Handheld CamcordersFashion video content producer/publisher Adriana Kaegi recently shot extensive coverage of New York Fashion Week with Panasonic's new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorders. Kaegi is a featured channel partner on AOL.com Style Addytude, with eight million monthly viewers, and her company ADDY.media was the first to do live streaming and VOD of the New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.
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Ikegami HDK-95C CMOS Cameras Future-Proof Video Production At Stony Brook University
News: Ikegami HDK-95C CMOS Cameras Future-Proof Video Production At Stony Brook UniversityExpansive Long Island Educational Institution Ensures Elite Imagery and Upgrade Path with Three Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS Camera Systems
Stony Brook University (SBU) in Long Island has a lot of ground to cover, with more than 200 major buildings spread over nearly 1500 acres. That means a full schedule of educational activities and live events for the school's in-house production company to shoot, and all of it happens with three new Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS Camera Systems.
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JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras at PhotoPlus Expo
News: JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras at PhotoPlus ExpoJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its upgraded 4KCAM camera line for filmmakers and digital production applications during PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 1101), which runs Oct. 22-24, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & Cloud
News: AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & CloudProgram Will Run Simultaneously with AMIA Annual Conference
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has enlisted keynote speakers Erik Weaver and John Downey for the Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), which takes place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. This year marks the first time that DAS will run simultaneously with AMIA’s Annual Conference, taking place Nov. 18-21.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used by Beyond Productions for ‘MythBusters’ New Virtual Reality Experiences
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sydney, Australia based Beyond Productions is using DaVinci Resolve Studio to support its post production workflow for new virtual reality (VR) content for Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.”
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Ithaca College Educates With CMOS Imagery Of Ikegami HDK-95C And HC-HD300 Cameras
News: Ithaca College Educates With CMOS Imagery Of Ikegami HDK-95C And HC-HD300 CamerasIkegami's Precision Image Quality, Ease of Use, and Reliability are Central to HD Upgrade at Roy H. Park School of Communications
At Ithaca College, the Roy H. Park School of Communications has a long-standing tradition of providing students with immediate access to current technology.
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Japanese Firm Rhizomatiks Research Uses ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Production Studio 4K for 'Next World Live'
Blackmagic Design today announced that Rhizomatiks Research, a cutting edge design firm which has created various interactive artworks for clients such as NIKE and HONDA, used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Studio 4K, ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and SmartView Duo on NHK’s “Next World Live” music show.
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Production Designer And Oscar® Winner Gene Allen Dies At 97
Former President of Motion Picture Academy and Executive Director of Art Directors Guild
Production Designer Gene Allen, a former three-term President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and an Oscar® winner, died on Wednesday (October 7) from natural causes. He was 97. He lived in Newport Beach, California.
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Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven Spots
News: Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven SpotsFilmworkers’ Rob Churchill, teams with directors Spike Lee, Hank Perlman, and Dave McNally on top brands
Filmworkers’ Rob Churchill has become the go-to visual effects wizard for some of the top directors in advertising. He recently joined director Spike Lee in placing actor Samuel L. Jackson into a series of swanky digital office sets. He teamed up with director David McNally of CoMPANY Films to save a businessman from a shark attack. And, for good measure, he helped Hungry Man director Hank Perlman relaunch the Coneheads into outer space.
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Specular Theory Shows You What It's Like to Get Barreled for Jeep® Brand
News: Specular Theory Shows You What It's Like to Get Barreled for Jeep® BrandVenice, CA-based Specular Theory has been making waves in the virtual reality scene with their immersive VR storytelling and innovative tech—and now they’ve literally made waves. The creative studio was tapped by creative agency Xister to craft a live-action VR surf experience in conjunction with Jeep®’s partnership with the World Surf League, using proprietary technology to capture a first-person point of view of surfers, shooting on location in Malibu, CA and Mexico. The VR experience allows even the most novice swimmer to catch a swell while fully immersed by the surrounding ocean and sky above. The experience is currently being showcased at the World Surf League’s 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour across Europe.
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Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning Films
News: Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning FilmsTalented Film Students Use Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite Solutions to Create Engaging Films Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that students from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) embraced Avid EverywhereTM to create films that were honored at the 42nd Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles. AFI students used Avid Artist® Suite and Storage Suite solutions to craft their films, which are now eligible for an Oscar®, including all three films that won the Narrative Award—This Way Up, Day One and Stealth.
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News: DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices to Host Sound Summit Event in New York
News: News: DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices to Host Sound Summit Event in New YorkSound Summit New York will take place just prior to the AES Show on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 3 to 8 p.m. at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. A collaborative presentation from DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices, LLC, this is the fourth in a series of regional events throughout the U.S.
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Ikegami Reports Accelerating Interest In UHD At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Reports Accelerating Interest In UHD At IBC2015Ikegami, a global leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, reports accelerating interest in ultra-high definition (UHD) among delegates attending the 2015 International Broadcasting Convention. Held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, September, IBC attracted 55,128 visitors, the highest attendance in its 38 year history.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 9
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 9GenArts Inc., the leading global provider in specialized visual effects software, is excited to announce the release of Sapphire 9 today. This marks the shortest time elapsed between version releases in Sapphire's history, allowing active Upgrade and Support customers and current subscribers to upgrade to version 9 free of charge.
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Venice Golden Lion Winner “From Afar” Finished by Terminal Using Davinci Resolve
News: Venice Golden Lion Winner “From Afar” Finished by Terminal Using Davinci ResolveLorenzo Vigas’ “From Afar” (“Desde allá”) was the first Venezuelan production to be selected for the Venice Film Festival’s official competition, and last weekend became the first Latin American film in history to take home the festival’s grand prize, the Golden Lion. The film was finished at Terminal in Mexico City by senior colorist Øyvind Stiauren using Davinci Resolve, with post supervision by Joakim Ziegler.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability For AJ-PX380 AVC-ULTRA Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
News: Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability For AJ-PX380 AVC-ULTRA Shoulder-Mount CamcorderCamcorder Offers Advanced Network Functionality, Dual-Codec Recording, Cost-Effective Studio Configuration
Panasonic announced that at the end of September it will begin shipping the AJ-PX380 1/3-inch 2.2M 3MOS AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorder, which offers powerful IT/wireless connectivity capabilities and dual codec recording for simultaneous high resolution and proxy image capture.
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ActonTV Relies on JVC Camcorders for PEG Channel Productions
News: ActonTV Relies on JVC Camcorders for PEG Channel ProductionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced ActonTV, a PEG (public, education, and government) station serving Acton, Mass., uses JVC ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders to produce coverage of local sports and other productions throughout its community.
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Pie Town Productions Adopts Avid Everywhere to Create High-Quality Reality TV Shows
Reality television production company relies on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to deliver more than 400 unscripted episodes per year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that Pie Town Productions, a reality television production company based in North Hollywood, California, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ to handle the high volumes of footage and deliverables while meeting the tight deadlines and budgets of reality TV production. By investing in the trusted Avid Artist Suite, powered by theAvid MediaCentral Platform, Pie Town has also been able to attract new talent, filling open positions with qualified candidates already familiar with the industry-standard Avid solutions.
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ProMAX Challenges Avid ISIS 1000 with the Introduction of the Platform Online 1000
News: ProMAX Challenges Avid ISIS 1000 with the Introduction of the Platform Online 1000Platform Online 1000 Transforms Traditional Shared Storage into a Powerful Workflow Server at an Affordable Price
IBC Conference, Hall 7, Stand 7.A04 (September 11, 2015) — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform 1000 Workflow Server, a High-Performance shared storage system with built in native Avid Project Sharing (Bin Locking), Transcoding, Rendering and Asset Management. ProMAX Platform Online 1000 brings the speed, reliability and expandability of Enterprise Storage, enabling video professionals to accelerate and improve their creative process at an affordable price.
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Fraunhofer Introduces Light-field Plug-in Suite for Nuke
IBC, Hall 8, Booth B.80: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today at IBC demos the integration of its light-field plug-in suite in The Foundry’s Nuke. The integration provides professionals with an easy-to-use tool to meet the rapidly growing need for processing multi-camera data in today’s professional film sets. Fraunhofer IIS´ light-field technology enables professionals to take advantage of multi-camera array data based on a single shot in post-production to provide advanced editing, special effects and other creative possibilities previously only possible with CGI.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Hall of Fame Inductees
News: ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Hall of Fame InducteesFour legendary women – Production Designer Carmen Dillon, Production and Costume Designer Patricia Norris, Art Director and Set Designer Dorothea Holt Redmond and Illustrator Dianne Wager – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairwoman Marcia Hinds and Awards Executive Producer James Pearse Connelly. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2016.
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Global broadcasters take 4K to Viewers with Media Excel encoding platform
Media Excel, a leading supplier of reliable software solutions for realtime multiscreen video delivery, today announced that Turksat, Turkey’s leading communications satellite operator, has selected Media Excel’s 4K Ultra HD HEVC Encoder to help deliver the country’s first 4K live broadcasting channel. Based in Ankara, the new Turksat 4K Ultra TV Channel will use the Media Excel Hero 4K, deployed by LG Electronics (LGE), to enhance the quality of experience for viewers across the region.
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Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expression
News: Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expressionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera* and professional-use 8K reference display* that will support the production of next-generation 8K video content, along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels.* Through the Company’s proprietary imaging technologies, Canon provides still and video input and output devices that contribute to the development of imaging culture.
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Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSES
News: Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSESIdeal for Sports, Concerts and Other Live Events, the New UHD-DIGISUPER Line of Lenses Includes 4K and 4K Premium Classes
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new long-zoom 2/3-inch 4K field lenses in support of the emerging 4K UHD broadcast camera systems. The UJ86x9.3B (UHD-DIGISUPER 86)* is the flagship Premium 4K field lens and is flanked by the UJ90x9B (UHD-DIGISUPER 90)* standard 4K field lens. These two lenses are the first in Canon’s line of 4K broadcast lenses for covering sporting events, concerts, and other live events.
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Aaton Digital shows the production model of the new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder plus new accessories at IBC 2015
News: Aaton Digital shows the production model of the new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder plus new accessories at IBC 2015Aaton Digital will show the production model of its new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder along with new accessories for it at IBC 2015. The recorders are now being delivered to the many who pre ordered.
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Matrox Announces DSX.Core Software Modules for Media Processing in Virtualized Broadcast InfrastructureBroadcast Infrastructures
OEMs can now capitalize on the latest cloud technologies to offer broadcast stations resource-efficient, highly scalable and flexible IP workflows
Matrox® Video today announced Matrox DSX.Core, a complete set of software modules for media processing in virtualized broadcast infrastructures based on the widely-used Matrox DSX SDK. Using DSX.Core, OEMs can provide data-center-friendly broadcast solutions running on virtual machines that can be easily repurposed on the fly as needed. End customers can, for example, quickly deploy specialty or event-based channels without additional capital expenditure. The virtual framework maximizes ROI on existing systems while creating exciting new business opportunities.
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To Produce “Alaskan Bush People” for The Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions Turns to EVO
News: To Produce “Alaskan Bush People” for The Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions Turns to EVOPark Slope Productions is an award-winning producer of original programming for the likes of OWN, TLC and MTV, and knows what it takes to create engaging television. The production house pores over hundreds of new programming ideas all the time. So when an associate producer came upon a family of nine living “off the grid” in the rugged Alaskan wilderness, the Park Slope team knew it had found something unique.
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Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School Level
News: Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School LevelFilmEd Academy of the Arts (Newport Beach, CA), which for the past 15 years has provided production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to its camera inventory.
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Telestream Introduces Wirecast Go: Converts iPhones into Live Broadcast Studio
News: Telestream Introduces Wirecast Go: Converts iPhones into Live Broadcast Studio Wirecast Go’s professional production capabilities empower field-based news crews to create live streaming productions with a major network look and feel
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the introduction of Wirecast Go, a stand-alone iPhone live streaming application that adds to ENG (Electronic News Gathering) teams’ ability to be first to break the news. The App enables users to capture content using their iPhone camera, insert graphics, logos, titles and other images and then stream live directly to YouTube or any other RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) server supported by a wide variety of content delivery networks (CDNs).
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Vidchecker Goes BLAM with Blue Lucy
Blue Lucy has today announced the full integration of Vidcheck’s file based quality control toolset, Vidchecker, with the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM).
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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IBC News: Visual Research Inc. Relies on Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI
KarismaCG 4K character generators to be showcased at IBC2015
Matrox® Video today announced that Korean video equipment manufacturer Visual Research Inc. (VRi) has chosen Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards to power its KarismaCG 4K 3D character generators. At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15), VRi products will be presented on stand 7.D05. Matrox products will be shown on stand 7.B29.
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Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and Chargers
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and ChargersAnton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce new L-Series 7.2V batteries and chargers that offer long, reliable run-times for professional video cameras and accessories.
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Canon Announces World's First 4k Uhd Wide-angle Broadcast Lens*
Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens**, with Best-in-Class features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions. Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities.
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BL Ingest Integrated with New Sony Media Navigator
IBC 2015, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G07 : Blue Lucy has today announced that is has completed the integration of its linear video and file-based ingest toolset, BL Ingest, with Media Navigator, Sony’s new cost effective and scalable asset management solution for the broadcast market.
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IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights
News: IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera LightsZylight ‘Spread the Newz’ Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights During IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is encouraging IBC2015 attendees to “Spread the Newz” via Twitter about its Newz on-camera light. During the #SpreadTheNewz IBC Giveaway, Zylight will award one Newz to someone who tweets about the new light each day during the show, which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/availability For AG-DVX200PJ 4K
News: Panasonic Announces Pricing/availability For AG-DVX200PJ 4KNEW JERSEY
Panasonic has announced that its highly-anticipated AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder will begin deliveries in October 2015 with a suggested list price of $4,695. The DVX200PJ is the first in a new generation of large sensor, multi-format professional camcorders capable of capturing 4K/UHD, HD and SD, including cinematic DCI 4K 4096x2160.
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Grass Valley Previews First Feature Release of EDIUS 8
News: Grass Valley Previews First Feature Release of EDIUS 8Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the first feature release of the 8.x version of its editing platform, EDIUS, designed for broadcast news, professional editing studios, event videographers and even home users. EDIUS 8.1 continues to focus on video editing performance—allowing users to edit anywhere and get stories to air faster—and enhancing production creativity via improved integration with third-party plugins.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects
News: Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual EffectsAward-winning character-effects firm MASTERSFX (MFX) has named longtime VFX Producer Scott Coulter as its new Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects. The announcement was made by Todd Masters, Founder, President and Chief Monster-Maker, MFX.
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Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBC
News: Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBCBooth highlights include the compact FT-ONE-S 4K camera, new version of the HVS-2000 vision mixer, and HVS-100 vision mixer with Brainstorm software via Thunderbolt2 interface
At the upcoming IBC Show, FOR-A will showcase a variety of video production solutions, including its new FT-ONE-S compact 4K high speed camera, the company’s popular line of vision mixers, including a new control panel for the HVS-2000 unit, as well as its new multi-channel studio server - the Insight Server. FOR-A will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand A51 during the show, which takes place September 11-15 at the RAI Amsterdam.
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Visual Effect Society Releases Industry-Leading Demo Material Guidelines for Facilities and Artists
New Benchmark to Support and Protect All Parties in Showcasing VFX Work Product
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, has announced the release of first-of-its-kind Demo Material Guidelines. The Guidelines are a set of recommendations for the usage and release of work-for-hire materials presented as part of a demo reel portfolio by VFX facilities and practitioners. Its purpose is to provide a fair and consistent framework that provides reasonable access for artists to showcase their work, while protecting the ownership rights of studios and producers. The Demo Material Guidelines were developed under the leadership of the VES Business, Labor & Law Committee (co-chaired by Bob Coleman and Ray Scalice) and with the collaboration of leading VFX companies and studio executives.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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SGO's IBC 2015 Press Release - Stand A11, Hall 6 - SGO Presents Inspiring Sessions at IBC2015
SGO Presents Inspiring Sessions at IBC2015
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China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015
News: China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the X.mio3 SDI video card as the heart of its new Mariana5D-4K online graphics system and its A10-4K character generator. The company has also chosen Matrox DSX LE4 LP low-profile, half-length SDI I/O cards for its new X-Recorder multi-channel ingest system.
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Grass Valley Celebrates 1000th NVISION Enterprise Router
NVISION 8500 series offers new frames and functionality to maximize customer investments
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has reached a new product milestone, selling more than 1,000 NVISION 8500 Enterprise Routers to broadcasters, studios, mobile production and playout facilities globally.
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CenterStaging in Burbank, CA, Takes Delivery of Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console
News: CenterStaging in Burbank, CA, Takes Delivery of Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing ConsoleFrom high-profile rehearsals to backline rental, the M-5000 will be a huge asset for CenterStaging and its clients moving forward
CenterStaging in Burbank, California, is among L.A.'s premier rehearsal and backline facilities, specializing in production and technical support for television and live performances. Recently they took delivery of the new M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console from the Roland Professional A/V Division. CenterStaging has big plans for the console, both on-site in their state-of-the-art rehearsal studios, and in the field as part of their backline rental arsenal. In fact, they’ve already been putting it to good use, notably during rehearsals for the BET Awards.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
News: DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015Ikegami Maintains Focus on Broadcast Innovation at IBC2015
Ikegami, a leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, will show its wide range of systems and technologies at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Broadcast innovation will be a major theme of the exhibit, including demonstrations of new 4K and 8K cameras. IBC visitors will be able to see how much more advanced these are in image quality compared with 2K cameras.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBC
News: Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBCAt IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories by leveraging 4K workflows, IP infrastructure and the cloud. The Grass Valley booth is located at Hall 1, Stand D11.
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SMPTE IBC2015 Product Preview
IBC2015 Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
(July 23, 2015) SMPTE at IBC2015
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