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JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016
JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company will also showcase its new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels and its new DT-N series of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors.
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Thinkbox Expands Usage-Based Licensing at SIGGRAPH 2016
Thinkbox Expands Usage-Based Licensing at SIGGRAPH 2016Thinkbox Software today announced the availability of on-demand, per-minute licensing for four additional third-party applications via Thinkbox's e-commerce portal, including NVIDIA Iray and Mental Ray, Redshift, and Peregrine Labs' Yeti; Next Limit RealFlow and Maxwell Render are coming soon. Cloud service bundles have also been added allowing users to purchase cloud-based compute resources through the Thinkbox Store; Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is currently available, with more to come. Additionally, Thinkbox will preview Deadline 8.1 at SIGGRAPH 2016 in booth #449, along with the latest updates to artist tools Frost, Krakatoa and Stoke.
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FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"
FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"Visual effects production for the first season of AMC’s drama Preacher is in high gear at FuseFX, Los Angeles, as artists work to enhance the series’ ample servings of supernatural mayhem. The pilot episode alone featured more than 250 VFX shots with a high degree of integration that achieves a seamless marriage between the practical photography and the digital effects.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at IBC 2016
Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lens ranges on display
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate the new 35-140mm zoom at IBC 2016, alongside a variety of Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lenses on Stand 12.D10.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation FestivalSIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
Three-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts in Partnership with The Film Foundation
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet SystemFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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Broadcast Pix Switchers Anchor TVW Control Room Rebuilds
Broadcast Pix Switchers Anchor TVW Control Room RebuildsWashington Public Affairs Network Converts to HD, Adds Granite, Five Mica Integrated Production Switchers
Broadcast Pix™ today announced TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI. The project included upgrading its three existing control rooms with Mica™ 1000 integrated production switchers, adding a fourth control room with a Granite™ 5000 switcher, and building two new mobile production units anchored by Mica 500 switchers.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now ShippingNew BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVW
ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVWWith design and installation from professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI to better serve its cable and online viewers. The $3.4 million project included an overhaul of three existing control rooms and master control, plus the addition of a fourth control room and two new mobile production units.
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Premiere of Apex Summit: A Pikes Peak Documentary Featuring Schneider-Kreuznach FF-Prime Lenses
Premiere of Apex Summit: A Pikes Peak Documentary  Featuring Schneider-Kreuznach FF-Prime LensesHow do you capture the danger, excitement and beauty of a racing competition that has been around for a century and still keep it fresh?
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post Production
Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post ProductionThe Editors’ Lounge, now into its thirteenth year, will be hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Friday, June 24 with an open house at AlphaDogs Post Production. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask the staff questions about post-production, take a tour of the facility while mingling and chatting with peers. The celebration will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., #200 Burbank, CA beginning a 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food will be provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge.
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Community Film's Director Matt Smukler Celebrates Deutsche Bahn's 25th Anniversary In New International Spot
Community Film's Director Matt Smukler Celebrates Deutsche Bahn's 25th Anniversary In New International SpotMatt Smukler of Community Films has directed a moving, new commercial for Deutsche Bahn celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The spot takes us on a soccer fan’s journey where he connects from point A to point B using Deutsche Bahn’s railway. The connection, however, goes farther than the miles in this love story.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film FestivalStudents Have Until June 27 to Submit Work, Finalists Will Be Screened Oct. 26 In Hollywood
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; and the Hollywood Professional Association (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; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27.
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Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology Upgrade
Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology UpgradeAW-HE130 PTZs Slated for High End-Zone Capture
As part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its historic Rice Stadium (home of Super Bowl VIII), Rice University (Houston, TX) Athletics has recently purchased four of Panasonic’s new AK-UC3000 4K camera systems, as well as AW-HE130 integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras for high end-zone coverage.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Thinkbox Software Tools Help Anchor Bottleship VFX
Thinkbox Software Tools Help Anchor Bottleship VFXDigital destruction is Bottleship VFX’s sweet spot. From fiery explosions to churning waterfalls, the Bulgarian studio excels at crafting data-heavy VFX, including particle work and fluid simulations – feats accomplished in part through Thinkbox Software tools.
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TVU Expands in Europe; Adds Icelandic Reseller
TVU Expands in Europe; Adds Icelandic ResellerNYJA Umbodid EHF Named Official Supplier And Closes First Sale Of A TVU IP-Based Live Video Solution
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live video over IP solutions, is pleased to announce a new key European business partnership to supply its portfolio of IP video technology solutions to established Iceland-based reseller, Nyja Umbodid ehf. The new arrangement sees Nyja Umbodid ehf provide the Icelandic market with TVU Networks’ premier suite of solutions to capture, transmit and distribute live video from anywhere in the world, over IP, to web and broadcast audiences. Nyja umbodid ehf has also closed its first sale of TVU equipment with The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, or RUV.
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Ten years at the top for Gearhouse and Britain’s Got Talent
Ten years at the top for Gearhouse and Britain’s Got TalentGearhouse Broadcast, a leading supplier of specialist broadcast solutions, is working on hit ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent for the tenth year running. Tasked by the show’s sound director, Robert Edwards, with supplying radio microphones, in-ear monitors (IEMs) and on-site technical support, Gearhouse ensures that the show’s contestants, judges and presenters can be tracked throughout the stage and backstage area at London’s Fountain Studios.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality RigsRobust, Compact Recording Monitors Make On-Rig 4K Capture Easier for VR Production Pioneer
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS® capturing professional-quality VR video.
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The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad Hughes
The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad HughesFollowing the company’s success last year with the release of its first ever sound design album release FRAMEWORK Layer One, top custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released the second entry within that library series: FRAMEWORK Layer Two. The FRAMEWORK series was created to fill the specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.
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TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016
TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, Scheduled Speaker on Advantages of IP Based Workflow for Live Video
Following a successful debut of its two new cloud-based live video solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in April, TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase TVU Command Center and TVU Alert as well as its complete line of IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference. In addition, TVU’s VP of Product Management, Matt McEwen, is a scheduled presenter and will speak about the advantages of broadcasters transitioning to an IP-based workflow for live video. TVU Networks will demonstrate its products at its reseller’s booth, Magna Systems & Engineering (Booth 5C2-01).
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Community Films Signs Director Marius Crowne
Community Films Signs Director Marius CrowneUp & Coming Talent Selected For This Week's "Shoot" New Director Showcase in NY
Community Films has signed Director Marius Crowne to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Crowne joins Community in the midst of being selected for the prestigious “New Director Showcase” by “SHOOT Magazine.” The SHOOT New Director Showcase reel will be screened during the signature event at the DGA in New York this Thursday, May 26th.
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Bluefish444 Brings 4K HDR to Broadcast Asia 2016 with Ideal Systems
Bluefish444 and Ideal Systems showcase industry leading 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range SDI video at Broadcast Asia 2016
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will join Ideal Systems booth 5D4-02 at Broadcast Asia 2016 to showcase 4K SDI/HDMI post production workflows. A High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4K demonstration will show how Bluefish444 video cards and Adobe video tools bring pictures to life with super realistic colours and highlights.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016Cooke showcases new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens, new
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present a range of its latest lenses at Cine Gear LA Expo running from June 2-5 2016 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries in Creative Categories
11th Annual Industry Honors Shine Spotlight on Excellence in Sound, Editing, Visual Effects and Color
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has announced the opening of its Call for Entries in the Creative Categories for the 11th annual HPA Awards. These categories, considered the standard bearer for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognize creative artistry in the field of post production.
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First RTP Web 360º Transmission Ensured by MOG
First RTP Web 360º Transmission Ensured by MOGMOG Technologies, a leading worldwide supplier of both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools, participates in the 1st 360º transmission of RTP, Portugal’s leading TV and Radio broadcasting network.
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Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and Punishment
Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and PunishmentHours of psychological torment, heavy drinking of alcohol, prostitution and multiple axe murders all feature in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s extraordinary nineteenth century novel
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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate ProgramTo accelerate the development of applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cogswell College is poised to become the very first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Certificate Program. Cogswell’s first courses start this summer. Recently recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as a Top Videogame Design School in North America, Cogswell College is uniquely qualified to address the challenges of creating meaningful VR/AR applications.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal
Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni MedalPrevious Recipients Include Darren Aronofsky, Anne Garefino, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Wally Pfister
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that celebrated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter — an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — will receive the 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. Applauding the remarkable talent of the artist affiliated with such influential series as HOMELAND, MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS, the presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9, 2016.
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Flexing the Power of Dalet Galaxy at NAB 2016
Flexing the Power of Dalet Galaxy at NAB 2016More than 3,000 broadcast and media professionals rely on the mature and proven architecture of Dalet Galaxy for advanced workflows every day
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, is showcasing the power of Dalet Galaxy at the 2016 NAB Show, taking place from April 18-21 in Las Vegas (booth SL3905). With 20% of the 15,000+ Dalet end users migrated to Dalet Galaxy, the well-established Media Asset Management (MAM) platform has transformed news, sports, production, program and archive workflows for more than 35 high-profile media organizations and broadcasters worldwide. “Maturity combined with the proven performance of Dalet Galaxy has given our customers the confidence to implement some of the most innovative and advanced workflows we see on the media market today,” comments Stephane Schlayen, COO, Dalet. “By converging workflows and operations through Dalet Galaxy, our customers realize enormous production and business efficiency gains. Dalet Galaxy also gives them the technical finesse to harness emerging technologies that enable the next step in media creation, production and distribution. This NAB we applaud our customers for the many diverse workflows and innovations they have achieved using the Dalet Galaxy platform.”
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Public Premiere at NAB: Sennheiser Previews All New Action Microphone For GoPro Cameras
At NAB, Sennheiser [booth N5729] is previewing a new action microphone for GoPro cameras. Designed to be the ideal audio partner to a GoPro camera in its ultra-tough housing, the audio specialist’s new microphone is able to easily withstand adverse conditions such as wind, water, snow and splashes of mud. Due to its advanced capsule design and watertight connection with the camera housing, the action microphone will even be able to record audio under water. The microphone will allow users to capture fantastic sound in scenarios where audio recording currently yields poor results or is not possible at all.
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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NAB
Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NABLight Field imaging leader uses Incom components in world's first Light Field Solution for Film and Television, Lytro Cinema
Incom, the world's largest supplier of glass and polymer fiber optic solutions, empowers digital display innovation. At the NAB Show, Incom announced that Lytro, the leader in Light Field technology, uses Incom components in Lytro Cinema, the world's first Light Field solution for film and broadcast. The breakthrough capture system enables the complete virtualization of the live action camera—transforming creative camera controls from fixed on set decisions to computational post-production processes—and allows for traditionally impossible shots.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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Sony PXW-Z450 Is First 4K XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder With 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Sony PXW-Z450 Is First 4K XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder With 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensorSupports multi-format recording, allowing users to shoot at 1080p HD and switch to 4K 60p; XAVC Intra and XAVC Long for 4K recording as well as MPEG HD422
--April 18, 2016) (Las Vegas, NV Sony’s latest XDCAM shoulder-mount camcorder, PXW-Z450 is capable of capturing 4K (3840 x 2160) picture quality from its new 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor. The camcorder combines enhanced weight balance and low power consumption with field production features needed by broadcasters, including pool feed and multi-format recording.
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Sony Highlights 4K High Dynamic Range at NAB 2016
Sony’s enhanced 4K HDR system delivers end-to-end 4K HDR live and content production workflows for the broadcast industry
Sony is announcing five key additions to its industry-leading line up of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) production equipment for content and live production. These new products join solutions already being used within 4K HDR workflows at high profile live music, theater and sports events, blockbuster movies and landmark TV shows around the world.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and CinemaFraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB Show
NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB ShowNextVR continues to break new ground, setting industry standards for live entertainment broadcasts in virtual reality
PRNewswire/ -- NextVR, a pioneer in immersive 3D virtual reality experiences, is introducing the first live virtual reality production truck for broadcast coverage of marquee events. The production truck will make its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas on April 18th. After that, NextVR will roll out the truck to cover live events – including sports and concerts – beginning in July.
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Raycom Media Standardizes on New JVC GY-HM660 As Primary ENG Camera
Raycom Media Standardizes on New JVC GY-HM660 As Primary ENG CameraJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Raycom Media has committed to the new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camera as its primary ENG camera over the next three years, with an initial order of 125 cameras. Raycom Media began purchasing JVC cameras for local ENG in 2013, and standardized on JVC in late 2014.
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Kyno - New Productivity-Boosting Software for Video Professionals Unveiled at NAB 2016
German media software specialists, Lesspain Software, open public beta program for their flagship product Kyno
German media software house Lesspain Software today announced their public beta program for Kyno (http://kyno.software), a productivity-boosting desktop application for Mac, aimed at filmmakers, video journalists, media agencies and other video professionals.
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X-Rite professional calibration for Atomos monitor-recorders
Every brand of monitor in the field and in the editing suite naturally drifts in color over time, but not all monitors have the capability to correct this drift. Atomos have partnered with the leaders in professional calibration, X-Rite to deliver high end professional color calibration to the range of Atomos monitor-recorders.
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Atomos adds Flagship Shogun Inferno to the HDR Blaze of Product Announcements
Atomos invented the all-in-one monitor recorder category and now redefine it with the Shogun Inferno. It is the combination of the most advanced monitor technologies – 1500nit/10bit/HDR, the latest recording capability – 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI, along with playback & editing functionality that encourages on set collaboration. Shogun Inferno makes mastering a high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range workflow available to all filmmakers.
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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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Tektronix Solutions Guide Broadcast and Media Industry Through 4K, IP Transition
Tektronix Solutions Guide Broadcast and Media Industry Through 4K, IP Transition Visit the Industry Leading Innovator of Video Test and Monitoring Solutions at NAB Show April 16-21, Booth #SU5006 BEAVERTON, Ore, April 4, 2016 – Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative solutions for supporting the transition to live IP production, the creation of 4K content and the delivery of this high resolution content to the home at NAB Show 2016 in Booth #SU5006.
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Technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix ensures Business Continuity and Drama Production Instant Availability at the largest production facility in Latin America
GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow solutions for broadcast and drama production and Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that they have deployed Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity platforms to Globo at its Rio de Janeiro state-of-art production facility (Studios Globo).
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Photon Beard Introduces New Range of LED Studio Softlights
Photon Beard Introduces New Range of LED Studio SoftlightsHighlight LED range is first to replicate functionality of studio fluorescents
Photon Beard is heading to NAB to introduce their latest product range, Highlight LED. Photon Beard Highlight Fluorescent luminaires have been in production for more than 20 years and form the backbone of studio lighting in many TV studios around the world. The latest version of these is still selling well and being installed in new facilities today. These lights are designed to throw light from the grid typically 12 to 15 feet to the set or talent. Lighting designers love their consistent, predictable behaviour, high efficiency, the wide range of sizes available and the full range of accessories that can be added. The new range duplicates all these attributes whilst increasing efficiency and removing the need for periodic lamp replacement.
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NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016
NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016Firmware version 3.00 will make the 688 the first field mixer/recorder ever to offer the coveted Dugan automixing
Sound Devices, LLC and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. are pleased to announce that the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder will be offering Dugan automixing as part of its Firmware Version 3.00 update, available at no cost to 688 owners upon release next week at NAB 2016.
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NAB 2016: JVC Introduces Robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP Production Camera
NAB 2016: JVC Introduces Robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP Production CameraJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today introduced its first robotic PTZ IP video production camera, the KY-PZ100, which is ideal for studio or field applications. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, the KY-PZ100 features JVC’s unique IP-based communications engine to provide streaming HD video at a variety of bit rates with minimal latency. JVC will demonstrate the new camera during the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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NAB 2016: TVU Networks Enables Live, Remote, Multi-Camera Production via Public Internet
Company Delivers First Ever Synchronized Multiple Video Feeds for Live Production Over the Internet with TVU
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced the availability of TVU RPS (Remote Production System), a new, cost-effective alternative solution for live, remote, multi-camera news and sports coverage. Traditionally, major broadcast and sporting events are produced using on-site production trucks and a large number of production crews at the location. However, a mobile production truck with full crew and dedicated transmission equipment can be an expensive and complex proposition. That changes with the official launch of TVU RPS.
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NAB 2016: TVU Networks Accelerates Breaking News Coverage -- Increases Control with New Cloud-Based Solutions
TVU Alert and TVU Command Center Help Broadcasters Respond to Developing Stories with Greater Timeliness, Communication and Control
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced the availability of the new cloud-based TVU Alert and TVU Command Center workflow solutions for professional broadcast. TVU Alert is a cloud-hosted service that makes it quick and simple to send mission-critical alerts, such as breaking news, anywhere throughout a news organization. TVU Command Center is also a cloud-based solution that allows central management and control of all the TVU transmitters, receivers, and services within a group from virtually anywhere. Together, they help broadcasters get to air first with live video from the most important breaking stories.
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NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. to Provide Field and Studio Equipment For Its Production Of 2016 Olympic Games In Rio
Canon to Enable Providing Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 – August 21. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO & SVP, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO ofCanon U.S.A., Inc.
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Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution For Live HD Broadcasts, Production, And Surveillance
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,
800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses
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NBC Olympics Selects NEP Group For Mobile Broadcasting And Engineering Consulting for Production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected NEP Group to provide mobile broadcasting and engineering consulting for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. The announcement was made today by Christopher Adams, Vice President Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics and Deb Honkus, NEP Founder and Chairwoman.
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RF Scan Feature Simplifies Finding and Assigning Open Frequencies for Multiple SuperSlot-Compatible Receivers
RF Scan Feature Simplifies Finding and Assigning Open Frequencies for Multiple SuperSlot-Compatible ReceiversSound Devices will debut its new RF Scan feature for the 688 mixer/recorder and SL-6 powering and wireless system at NAB 2016 (Booth C6040). The new RF Scan capability, which will be available as part of the 688’s firmware version 3.00 update, scans the RF spectrum using Sound Devices’ SL-6 with SuperSlot-compatible receivers.
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LiveU (http://liveu.tv/) is the pioneer and leader of IP-based video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management, and distribution.
LiveU Adopts NewTek NDI for IP Production Workflow
LiveU, the industry leader for live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP, today announced its adoption of NewTek's open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for its LU2000 bonded video transceiver. The NDI-enabled LU2000 will be recognizable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network, exponentially increasing the number of video sources available for live production.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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VITEC Partners With Renewed Vision™ for Industry
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its House of Worship Streaming Solution is now integrated with Renewed Vision™ ProVideoServer™ (PVS), a four-channel HD video server. This partnership furthers the capabilities of VITEC’s end-to-end streaming solutions by adding recording, playback, and time-slip capabilities, allowing churches with multiple campuses to tailor their broadcast services to the needs of their satellite locations. VITEC’s portable encoders and decoders, along with the Zixi™ error-free streaming protocol, can now be bundled with PVS to provide an affordable complete solution with advanced features for small to midsize multicampus houses of worship.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Action Scenes for "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Xavier Grobet used several Pocket Cinema Cameras to shoot select scenes for Paramount Pictures’ comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Grobet required a small form factor camera that delivered cinematic images for the film’s in-vehicle shots and several actions scenes.
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MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSI
MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSIExpert Cinematographer and Long-Time Miller User Pushes Fluid Head to the Limit
When accomplished director and cinematographer Ketch Rossi looked to upgrade his current tripod system, he decided on the Cineline 70 Fluid Headby Miller Camera Support, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. Having only used the Cineline 70 for a short time, the industry veteran quickly learned that the fluid head could offer a setup he had never seen before in his 25 years in the film industry.
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Tektronix Solutions Guide Broadcast and Media Industry Through 4K, IP Transition Visit the Industry Leading Innovator of Video Test and Monitoring Solutions at NAB Show April 16-21, Booth #SU5006
Tektronix Solutions Guide Broadcast and Media Industry Through 4K, IP Transition Visit the Industry Leading Innovator of Video Test and Monitoring Solutions at NAB Show April 16-21, Booth #SU5006PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing the industry's most comprehensive and innovative solutions for supporting the transition to live IP production, the creation of 4K content and the delivery of this high resolution content to the home at NAB Show 2016 in Booth #SU5006.
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New JVC GY-HM660 ProHD Camera Includes Built-In IFB for Better Field Communication
New JVC GY-HM660 ProHD Camera Includes Built-In IFB for Better Field CommunicationUpgrades for 600 Series Cameras Include Better Low-Light Performance, Brighter LCD
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today introduced two upgraded models in its 600 Series of ProHD mobile news camcorders, including the GY-HM660, the industry’s first streaming camcorder with an integrated IFB audio channel. Both the GY-HM660, which replaces the current GY-HM650, and the GY-HM620, which replaces the GY-HM600, also feature new CMOS image sensors for greater sensitivity and a brighter LCD display for improved daylight viewing. JVC will demonstrate both models during the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses
Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lensesCooke lenses bring cinematic film feel to Alexa XT digital cinematography
When Director of Photography Julián Apezteguia, ADF (La Asociación de Autores de Fotografía Cinematográfica Argentina — Argentinian Society of Cinematographers) got the chance to work with Director Pablo Trapero for the second time, on the director's latest film El Clan — a dark story set in the 1980's about a family of kidnappers and murderers — they used a full range of Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses to give the film a “strong optical personality”.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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NAB NEWS: Video Devices Shines Spotlight on PIX-E Series at NAB 2016
NAB NEWS: Video Devices Shines Spotlight on PIX-E Series at NAB 2016Complete Line of 4K Recording Field Monitors and Accessories Now Shipping
Video Devices is proud to feature its complete line of PIX-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories at NAB 2016 .The PIX-E Series includes two five-inch models, PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, as well as the seven-inch PIX-E7. Video Devices will also showcase several PIX-E Series accessories, including both the groundbreaking PIX-LR audio interface and SpeedDrive™ recording and file-delivery enclosure. The complete line of PIX-E Series monitors and accessories is currently shipping worldwide.
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Fraunhofer Unveils Top Production/Postproduction Trends at NAB 2016
Department Moving Picture Technologies outlines convergence of cinema and media and the demand for universal file format, codecs and camera technologies as key to success
The Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today announces the top technology trends for production and post-production for 2016. The trends stem from Fraunhofer’s research and development of the solutions professionals need to provide new creative opportunities to stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape.
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iZotope Brings Perpetual Motion to Music Production with Mobius Filter
iZotope Brings Perpetual Motion to Music Production with Mobius FilterNew effect plug-in delivers energy and impact with infinitely ascending or descending filter sweeps
iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing the release of Mobius Filter, a new effect plug-in that creates the sensation of infinite movement. Based on the auditory illusion of the Shepard Tone, the filters within Mobius Filter appear to defy logic, producing perpetually rising or falling effects that can be easily manipulated with a playful X/Y pad.
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Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legend
Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legendSo potent is Nike’s status as a giant of street fashion, it can prove easy to forget just how technical the company’s broad range of sports footwear is.
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Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"
Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"Community Films welcomes Director Clay Tweel to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Tweel joins Community right on the heels of the successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival of his feature-length documentary “Gleason.” The doc focuses on former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film’s U.S. rights were purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the Sundance Film Festival. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films. “Gleason” also received the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for “Festival Favorites.”
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WCPMedia Services Launches Innovative Media Management Platform: WCApp
WCPMedia Services Launches Innovative Media Management Platform: WCAppWCPMedia Services has introduced a groundbreaking, web-based media management and distribution platform, WCPApp, that enables media producers to store, manage, market and transcode media assets, and deliver them to distributors, broadcasters, video-on-demand services and other end users, with unprecedented speed and security.
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TVU Extends Reach and Flexibility of Live Broadcasts for Budget-Conscious Regional Catholic Station
TVU Extends Reach and Flexibility of Live Broadcasts for Budget-Conscious Regional Catholic StationFor the past 35 years, the Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Catholic television station, CTSA (Catholic Television of San Antonio), has broadcast locally produced video content, created in the studio as well as from the field. As a very active regional diocese, the church wanted to carry more of its offsite celebrations and events live, but CTSA faced budget and staffing limitations. After a successful experience with renting a TVUPack cellular 4G/LTE portable backpack transmitter for an event last year, CTSA was convinced of the solution’s value and cost-effectiveness and purchased one from TVU Networks®. “One of the missions of CTSA is to serve the community and reach people that might not be able to get out and see things in person. With our new TVU equipment, it gives us a greater reach. The solution increases our station’s presence with cost efficiency,” Patlan stated.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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VFX for AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies": FuseFX Goes to War
VFX for AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies": FuseFX Goes to WarBurbank-based visual effects studio helps to recreate colonial American for AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies”
AMC’s critically acclaimed Revolutionary War drama TURN: Washington’s Spies transports viewers back to the cities, villages, plantations and battlefields of colonial America. Ensuring that all those locations, their buildings and geographic features are historically accurate, that the ships, flags and musket shots are correctly represented, is the result of careful research and clever work on the part of the show’s production team and visual effects artists from FuseFX. ​
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New axle Panel Offers Shared Media Power for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
New axle Panel Offers Shared Media Power for Adobe Premiere Pro CCEasy access to assets within editing environment among many new time-saving features of axle 2016
NAB 2016 (Booth SL15416) axle Video is launching the newest version of its radically simple media management system, axle 2016, with an emphasis on greater efficiency and power. The new Plug-In Panel feature of axle 2016 puts axle media management into Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC through an axle interface window, allowing editors to search, browse, and import clips without leaving the application. The new feature brings important capabilities to the popular editing system, especially for small to midsize video teams, for whom traditional MAM systems may be unaffordable or too complex.
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OCTOPUS Newsroom on booth SL8427 at the 2016 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 18-21
OCTOPUS Newsroom on booth SL8427 at the 2016 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 18-21OCTOPUS Newsroom Introducing Version 8 Software and Octopus App to American broadcast markets at 2016 NAB Show
OCTOPUS Newsroom, Europe's leading developer of television broadcast newsroom automation systems, will introduce Octopus 8 on Booth SL8427 at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 18-21. The company has successfully installed newsroom systems into more than 200 channels around the world. These include networks such as Root Sports in the USA, Mediacorp in Singapore, Al Jazeera English (worldwide), Euronews in France, India Today Group and RBC in Russia.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' Lounge
Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge recently hosted their monthly educational event at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA where attendees got to learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a successful Virtual Reality project. The evening consisted of 4 leading companies in the VR industry with discussions and demonstrations being given in a hands-on informal style setting.
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Pioneer Marsha R. Levine Blends Visionary Insight and Business Acumen to Land Successful Brand Product Placements in Hollywood
Pioneer Marsha R. Levine Blends Visionary Insight and Business Acumen to Land Successful Brand Product Placements in HollywoodMarsha R. Levine, through her company A List Entertainment, Inc. has scored successful product placements in major Hollywood films for leading brands like Turkish Airlines, Duracell, Dr Pepper/7UP and more.
​​​​Matching the perfect brand with the right movie or television show takes more than just talent. It blends an art of visionary insight to make the perfect match and the business acumen to navigate the partnership between the brand and studio. Marsha R. Levine has not only specialized in brand product placement for more than 20 years but she’s a leading pioneer in the field. She is the CEO of A List Entertainment, Inc., a brand product placement agency that she founded in 1990. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlBny3K-Wg
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University of Portland Nets Increased Media Coverage with NewTek
University of Portland Nets Increased Media Coverage with NewTekVideo department uses TriCaster Advanced Edition and 3Play for professional broadcast
In 18 months, the University of Portland ramped up an in-house video department and delivered a Portland Pilots women’s basketball game live on TV. Using a NewTek TriCaster™ 860 multi-camera production system with TriCaster Advanced Edition, and a 3Play™ 425 slow motion/instant replay server, the department is on track to produce eight Pilots home games this season along with monthly 30-minute shows “Portside With The Pilots” for the Comcast SportsNet Northwest.
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NAB 2016: FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens Offerings
NAB 2016: FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens OfferingsAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will showcase its entire range of 4K Ultra HD Series, Cabrio PL cine/ENG-Style lenses, Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as the popular XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch zoom and XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens. The company will exhibit in Booth C7125 during the show, which runs from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Developments in both the PL 4K and 4K Ultra HD Series will be announced at a later date.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Complete 25-300mm set of Anamorphic/i lenses will be shipping by NAB
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to unveil the first of two planned zoom lenses at NAB 2016.The new wide angle zoom lens will be available to view on Booth C8344 at the LVCC from 18th-21stApril 2016.
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Ikegami Announces UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera System
Ikegami Announces UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera SystemIkegami has chosen CABSAT 2016 as the launch venue for its new UHK-430 4K/HD portable camera system. First in Ikegami's next-generation Unicam XE series, the UHK-430 employs three newly-developed 4K-native 2/3 inch CMOS sensors which provide full 3840 x 2160 ultra-high definition resolution plus the depth of field required for studio and outdoor production. The camera is equipped with a B4 bayonet mount compatible with 2/3 inch HD lenses. An optional SE-U430 expander accommodates large studio or OB lenses.
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JVC Announces GY-LS300 4KCAM Camcorder Rebate, Slo-Mo Upgrade
JVC Announces GY-LS300 4KCAM Camcorder Rebate, Slo-Mo UpgradeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a $1,000 instant rebate and new slow motion recording upgrade for the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder. Available via a free firmware upgrade in April, the slow motion mode records HD footage at up to 120 frames per second.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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NEWS: Sound Devices' CL-12 Linear Fader Controller Now Available
Sound Devices, LLC further expands support for its CL-12 Linear Fader Controller with the release of Firmware Version 2.11, which offers compatibility to both the 664 and 633 Field Production Mixers. Initially introduced only for the 688 mixer/recorder, the CL-12 is an optional accessory that features smooth-gliding 100 mm linear faders and is ideal for live mixing of multiple audio signals.
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JM Associates Streams Live Bassmaster Classic Coverage with JVC Camcorders
JM Associates Streams Live Bassmaster Classic Coverage with JVC CamcordersJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced JM Associates, a B.A.S.S. LLC-owned production company based in Little Rock, Ark., will offer live coverage of next month’s 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic fishing tournament using one GY-HM200 4KCAM and three JVC GY-HM850 ProHD camcorders in the field and a BR-800 ProHD Broadcaster powered by Zixi in its studio.
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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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Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
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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The Women in Post PR List: No More #AllMalePanels
Did you know the #allmalepanel is such a common phenomenon that a UN organization is urging its employees (and 8,500 member organizations like Coca-Cola and Cisco) to stop participating in them? “There is no shortage of qualified women," says executive director Lise Kingo. The post production industry is no exception...
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Management 101
Working in production, I started out duping VHS tapes and going on shoots to setup gear and learn my craft. Years later, I found myself informally in charge of video production, while we had a sizeable multimedia department not really reporting to anyone - they were mostly hired for a...
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Achieving the film look with DV camera; an interview with Stu Maschwitz
One of the most common topics in the post production field is "Achieving the Film Look". In this interview, Aanarav Sareen speaks with Stu Maschwitz to discuss "The DV Rebel's Guide" and some other procedures that go over the process of achieving high production standards.
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