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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News:  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
News: 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"
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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
News: 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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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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Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
News: Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports ProductionThe Recently Launched Division of Ross Video is Using Cartoni Heads and Tripods as Part of its Mission to Deliver High Quality Production Services at an Affordable Price to an Underserved Segment of The Sports Market.
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP), a division of Ross Video specializing in mobile sports production, has selected Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for use with its fleet of production vehicles. The company has acquired nine Cartoni Maxima heads, for payloads up to 86 pounds, and six Cartoni Delta heads, for payloads up to 48 pounds, all of which are already in the field and have been used to produce sports programs for such clients as ESPN, Fox, "Time Magazine," "People Magazine" and the University of Miami.
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