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Pegula Sports and Entertainment Relies on TVU Networks for Buffalo Bills & Sabres Sports Coverage
The Upstate NY Professional Sports Teams Use TVU Networks’ Video Transmission Technology To Deliver More Content To Fans Easier and Faster
TVU Networks announces that Buffalo’s NFL Bills and NHL Sabres teams have been relying on its video transmission solutions for game coverage. Both teams are newly under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) and part of the One Buffalo sports family. The teams now have their own production team of videographers and producers for live coverage of both home and away games. The Buffalo Bills have been using TVU Networks’ TVU One cellular 4G/LTE portable IP video transmitter and TVU receiver as part of its production package for the past few seasons, and the technology was brought forth for use at PSE. The Sabres recently purchased a second TVU One exclusively for use during hockey season, which kicked off in October.
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ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare
ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShareZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare High-performance XStream shared storage, Flow production asset management and Ark archiving solutions provide ZDF’s Bremen, Cairo, Istanbul, New York, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv and Warsaw facilities state-of-the-art media management capabilities
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that German broadcaster ZDF has begun a large-scale update of its broadcast studio locations including Bremen, Cairo, Istanbul, New York, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv and Warsaw to an EditShare end-to-end media management workflow featuring a tiered storage environment with integrated production asset management. Transitioning from a legacy tape-based set up, each ZDF studio location will be equipped with an EditShare XStream HT 32TB shared storage platform and Ark 24-slot LTO tape library. The integrated Flow production asset management solution will provide end-to-end media management with tools to automate complex and or repetitive workflows.
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Metro Nashville Network Improves Election Coverage with Broadcast Pix
Metro Nashville Network Improves Election Coverage with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced Metro Nashville Network, the government access channel for Nashville, Tenn., added BPNet™ Rapid CG software to one of its new Mica™ integrated production switchers to enhance its Election Night coverage on Nov. 8. For the first time, the station presented real-time results with animated graphics with candidate images.
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GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio SystemIntroduced last month, JVC VIDEOCLOUD is a complete acquisition-to-streaming distribution solution designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, including local governments, schools, and videographers.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its new JVC VIDEOCLOUD online video and live streaming platform, new fiber studio system for its GY-HM890 ProHD cameras, and a number of other products and services at the Government Video Expo 2016 (Booth 102), which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the Mall
Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the MallGiven his more than 25 years as a professional drummer and percussionist, it's not hard to guess the types of videos Chris Beals produces. "My video work ranges from electronic press kits to product demonstrations to videos for artists in development and music videos on a budget. I shoot showcases, live performances, video for companies that manage bands, and so on." For years, Beals relied on TASCAM's DR-60D 4-channel portable audio recorder, designed exclusively for filmmakers. He still loves his DR-60D but when he discovered the new TASCAM DR-701D linear PCM recorder/mixer for video production, he made the leap.
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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Educational Experiences for New England School of Communications at Husson University
HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Educational Experiences for New England School of Communications at Husson UniversityZ-HD5000 and Z-HD6000 cameras cost-effectively deliver outstanding quality, reliability and ease of use as students gain valuable knowledge and practical skills
The New England School of Communications at Husson University (NESCom) has a goal of providing its students with second-to-none facilities, equipment and instruction that deliver a superior learning experience. Furthering its video technology in support of that mission, NESCom has added three Z-HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to the school’s existing complement of Z-HD5000 cameras for studio and field production.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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Virtual Reality: Nice Shoes Creative Studio's Meditative and Magical VR Garden
Virtual Reality: Nice Shoes Creative Studio's Meditative and Magical VR GardenNice Shoes Creative Studio Transports Viewers To A Meditative and Magical VR Garden
Nice Shoes Creative Studio has entered the exciting world of Virtual Reality, debuting an immersive and interactive meditative experience “Mio Garden” to a delighted audience of marketing leaders at the 2016 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference in Orlando. The piece explores the new storytelling form from a different point of view, aiming to craft a unique experience that would leave a viewer feeling calm and refreshed.
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Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News Operation
Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News OperationIndonesian broadcaster upgrades operations to HD; adds key business intelligence reporting and expands news distribution to social media networks
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that existing customer Metro TV upgraded their news operations to the Dalet Galaxy platform. In addition to moving the production to high-definition, the solution unifies the entire operations of the Jakarta-based, 24/7 news broadcaster, with full consistency and continuity from content acquisition and production, all the way down to multi-platform distribution and archiving. The new workflow includes one-click social media publishing; access to comprehensive business intelligence reporting metrics, which measure both the performance of the facility and crews, as well as the actual media consumption by the target audience across traditional and non-traditional channels such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; and the latest version of the Dalet Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), which features some of the industry’s most advanced capabilities.
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Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets GamesVisit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge Presented by Adorama and experience VR at New York Jets match-ups against the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins ; test drive tech from Samsung, Bose, Fitbit, Vaio and more at MetLife Stadium
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has engaged in a three-game partnership with the New York Jets to host the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge. The virtual fun kicked off just outside the gates of MetLife Stadium on November 27th when the Jets played the New England Patriots. Fans attending upcoming Jets home games against the Indianapolis Colts (December 5th) and Miami Dolphins (December 17th) can visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge to experience game time on the football field, using Samsung Gear and Zeiss Virtual Reality headsets, with various scenes ready to play out, from being in the huddle to observing practice as a coach.
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Octopus Newsroom celebrated a highly successful 2016 and their 17th anniversary
Octopus Newsroom celebrated a highly successful 2016 and their 17th anniversaryWith over 200 customers and 50 MOS partner companies, Octopus Newsroom celebrated a highly successful 2016 and their 17th anniversary. Highlights included intensive use of the Octopus Mobile App by broadcast networks covering the summer sports in Rio de Janeiro and covering the US elections. The past 12 months have seen a series of new Octopus system installations plus major extension of the company's global presence. New offices have been opened in the Thai capital, Bangkok, (headed by APAC director Miro Rusko) and in San Francisco (headed by Gene Sudduth as national sales director for North America).
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Eighteen Sound Adopts Powersoft’s Revolutionary IpalMod
Eighteen Sound Adopts Powersoft’s Revolutionary IpalModPowersoft has announced that Italian speaker manufacturer, Eighteen Sound is the latest transducer specialist to recognise the company’s patented IPAL technology.
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Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off Sale
Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off SaleCommunity-based source for unique and targeted sound effects celebrates its success with week-long sale right now across hundreds of libraries
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects online marketplace, celebrates its second birthday this week. A Sound Effect is home to a massive, curated collection of sound effects, created by the best sound designers and recordists in the world. The unique collections at A Sound Effect offer a focused alternative to conventional, cover-it-all sound libraries allowing editors to buy smaller, targeted libraries, as they need them.
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Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer
Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive ProducerNew York-based Washington Square Films has added Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer. Theodore has over 15 years of experience in the advertising field, spanning agency, production and post production. She comes to Washington Square Films from Dress Code NY, where she was Executive Producer, after spending five years as Executive Producer and Head of Production at Humble. Theodore will spearhead business development, as well as talent strategy and curation in her role at Washington Square Films.
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FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 Cameras
FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 CamerasOutstanding quality, cost-effectiveness and versatility give growing mobile production service provider a competitive edge
For outside broadcast (OB) and mobile production companies, the ultimate quality of their projects starts with the cameras they use. With a goal of cost-effectively producing first-class results for a diverse international clientele, television service provider FlipTV Mobile is using six SK-HD1300 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide pristine video acquisition with exceptional price/performance value.
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AMT ENGenesis™ Revolutionizes Video/Audio/Data IP Network Communications for Broadcast Video Field Operations
AMT ENGenesis™ Revolutionizes Video/Audio/Data IP Network Communications for Broadcast Video Field OperationsInnovative 2/7GHz BAS Band Communications Solution with FCC Part 74 Acceptance on Display at NAB New York
Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) Inc. is showcasing its ENGenesis™ bi-directional 2/7GHz BAS band communications solution at NAB New York (booth # 601). Based on industry standard Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, ENGenesis incorporates innovative IP architecture to enable high-bandwidth IP bi-directional connectivity of A/V streams, VoIP and Internet traffic with up to 50% greater sensitivity even at low levels in areas with obstructions such as heavy tree coverage.
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Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle Expedition
Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle ExpeditionThe Tested team was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield as part of his Generator Arctic team on the Quark Expeditions tour.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP and lead producer Joey Fameli used several Micro Cinema Cameras to shoot a recent Arctic Circle expedition. Fameli also uses the Micro Cinema Cameras, along with Pocket Cinema Cameras, Studio Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio, to shoot and grade content for Tested, which is a website dedicated to covering ‘anything that’s awesome’ in science, exploration, nature, emerging technology, consumer technology and more.
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Leader to Demonstrate Latest 4K HDR Test and Measurement Technology at SATIS 2016
Leader to Demonstrate Latest 4K HDR Test and Measurement Technology at SATIS 2016Leader Electronics Europe will demonstrate the latest options for its LV5490 waveform monitor to television content producers, postproduction facility managers and broadcasters attending the November 15-17 SATIS show in Paris. Exhibiting on stand 3-E02, Leader will be represented by European regional development manager Kevin Salvidge and colleagues from Paris-based channel partner TRM.
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RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results Show
RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results ShowDutch news channel to transmit four-hour show to its two million viewers live from New York with compact LIVE+ EnGo
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, has announced that Dutch broadcaster, RTL Nieuws, will be covering tomorrow night's US election results from a studio in New York in a special four-hour long live show, using Dejero’s compact and mobile LIVE+ EnGo to transmit video and audio back to the Netherlands.
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Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.
Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.Community Films has welcomed international Director Albert Uria to the company's diverse roster of talent for representation in the U.S. Originally from Spain, Uria splits his time between Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Barcelona. He joins a directorial roster at Community Films, which includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, and Clay Williams.
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Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersVariCam LT was chosen on the basis of its ergonomics, light weight and, especially, low light performance.
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of "Relative Race," a co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. An ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt, Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race from Miami, FL to Boston, MA, with required stops along the way to complete challenges, then meet and stay with relatives they previously didn’t know existed. The prize for the winning couple: $50,000.
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Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016
Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced it will showcase the latest developments in its IP connectivity solutions for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and remote broadcasting at the NAB Show New York exhibition (New York, 9 – 10 November, booth 1015).
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Switzerland's Canal Alpha Brings ToolsOnAir's onCore On Air
Switzerland's Canal Alpha Brings ToolsOnAir's onCore On AirWith onCore, ToolsOnAir gives new perspective on workflow development
It's no secret that today's TV broadcast technology has leveled the playing field. Where worldwide reach was once the exclusive domain of multinational corporate broadcasters, now even the most local news is only a mouse click away. Canal Alpha is one of a new generation of regional TV broadcasters taking full advantage of this new technology.
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New JVC Multi-Format LCD Monitors Ideal for Critical Image Evaluation
New JVC Multi-Format LCD Monitors Ideal for Critical Image EvaluationJVC will demonstrate the new monitors at the NAB Show New York , which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced new multi-format LCD production monitors designed for critical image evaluation for studio, field, and master control applications. The new DT-V G2 line includes the 16.5-inch DT-V17G25Z, which is a near EBU Grade 1 LCD monitor, as well as the 24-inch DT-V24G2Z, 21.5-inch DT-V21G2Z, and 16.5-inch DT-V17G2Z models. JVC will demonstrate the new monitors at the NAB Show New York (Booth #1515), which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
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AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media Preservation
AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media PreservationThe conference features four curated streams of programming with two days of pre-conference workshops and tours, along with exhibitions, screenings and hands-on instruction.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will bring new breadth and depth to the discussion about the complexities of moving image preservation and access by focusing on the need for diversity in every aspect of the field. Not only through panels, but in a special day devoted to the diverse collections in Pittsburgh that is open to the public, AMIA leads the way in making film preservation tangible and relevant. From Nov. 8-12 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, over 600 professionals and supporters will gather to set new standards of involvement and collaboration through the most recent developments in archival technology, sustainable ways of preserving film, and the simple tools being used to save some of the most at-risk moving images around the world.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016
Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary lens, 20mm F1.4 Art lens, 24-35mm F2 Art lens, 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 garner top accolades
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has been honored with 10 prestigious industry awards in 2016, including two Lucie Technical Awards presented at the recent 2016 PhotoPlus Expo.
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Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILMLongtime VP promoted to Managing Director to lead digital color, finishing, and location services for feature films, episodics, and trailers.
Deluxe announced today that Al Cleland has been named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM, leading digital color, finishing, and location services for the iconic creative company servicing feature films, episodics and trailers. Having built and led EFILM’s thriving trailers business as VP over the past eight years, Cleland will continue EFILM’s decades-long leadership in pioneering technologies, techniques and workflows that keep its clients on the forefront of creativity and efficiency.
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NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K LensesFUJIFILM 4K lenses document the Concert of the Century
Musical events like Desert Trip –- back-to-back weekend concerts held October 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, featuring classic rock music royalty -- don’t happen every day. Promoted as “the concert of the century,” it generated ticket orders from every continent except Antarctica, with attendees travelling far and wide for a chance to see many of their favorite musicians play live together.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival AnnouncedFilm Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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TVU Networks to Showcase Full Line of IP Based Video Solutions at NAB Show New York
TVU Networks to Showcase Full Line of IP Based Video Solutions at NAB Show New YorkLeader in IP Live Video Technology to Demonstrate Newest Transmission, Cloud Based Management and Video Production Offerings
TVU Networks announces that it will showcase its latest IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming NAB Show New York, including the company’s new MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution and TVU RPS (Remote Production System), as well as its two cloud-based workflow solutions, TVU Alert and TVU Command Center. Taking place November 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will display its full range of transmission, management, production and distribution solutions in Booth #725.
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Sportscasting Expo News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Exhibits Expansion to arrowX Series
Sportscasting Expo News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Exhibits Expansion to arrowX SeriesMiller's arrowFX Line to Make Home Debut in Australia
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will showcase the latest additions to the popular Arrow line, including the arrowx Series of Fluid Heads and the brand new arrowFx Series of Fluid Heads, at the Sportscasting, News & Live Production Conference & Expo 2016.
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Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th AnniversaryHummingbird Productions, a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music, has achieved a truly rare accomplishment – it’s 40th Anniversary milestone this month. The company’s celebratory party was held at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
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Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New York
Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New YorkX.mio3 IP Card & M264 Family will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At the inaugural NAB Show New York (New York, Nov. 9–10, booth 1451), Matrox is showcasing the comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. Focused on the transition to an IP based infrastructure, Matrox will demonstrate the new X.mio3 IP-multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE card and the recently expanded family of Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder cards.
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Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI Theater
Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI TheaterEileen Godoy Promoted to Head of Post Production
—Hybrid post-production facility Cognition has completed construction of a 4K digital intermediate theater as part of its ongoing multi-million dollar expansion. Designed for finishing studio and independent features, the theater is among the most technically sophisticated in Southern California with an array of state-of-the-art color grading, editorial, projection and sound features. Several film projects have already come through the new resource, including A Happening of Monumental Proportions and Marauders, both finished using an ACES workflow.
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Timecode Systems Announces Shipping of SyncBac PRO
Timecode Systems Announces Shipping of SyncBac PROThe new, wireless, embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras is now in stock.
Timecode Systems Limited today announced that SyncBac PRO, introduced at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, is now shipping. The new, wireless, embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras is now in stock and available to buy throughout the company's international network of resellers.
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Ikegami UHK-430 4K Camera and HC-HD300 at 2016 NAB Show New York
Ikegami UHK-430 4K Camera and HC-HD300 at 2016 NAB Show New YorkInnovative Systems Will Be Demonstrated from Leader in HD & UHD Cameras and Production Equipment
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2016 NAB Show New York in booth #1751. This year’s NAB NY exhibition halls will be open November 9-10 at the Jacob Javits Center.
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Broadcast Pix BPNet Upload App Allows Easy Content Sharing from Mobile Devices
Broadcast Pix BPNet Upload App Allows Easy Content Sharing from Mobile DevicesFree app for iOS and Android mobile devices simplifies and accelerates the secure sharing of photo and video content
Broadcast Pix™ today announced BPNet Upload, a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices that simplifies and accelerates the secure sharing of photo and video content. Working in conjunction with the new BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service, BPNet Upload makes it easy for reporters to transfer media files from the field directly to a Broadcast Pix integrated production switcher.
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Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News Outlet
Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News OutletSingle platform unifies news operations; flexible configuration better supports multi-language needs and specialized productions
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that Euronews has signed a contract for a Dalet news solution to facilitate production and playout of its linear and non-linear products. Operating as one channel that broadcasts in 13 languages, Euronews will use Dalet to meet the needs of the Euronews' group development. The sizeable installation will support 200 simultaneous users and feature all three Dalet technology platforms – Dalet Galaxy (media logistics/asset management), Dalet AmberFin (media orchestration/processing) and Dalet Brio (I/O environment) across several sites.
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Harvard University Athletics to Stream Field Hockey Live with JVC Sports Production Camera
Harvard University Athletics to Stream Field Hockey Live with JVC Sports Production CameraHarvard Athletics uses a JVC GY-HM200SP camera to produce live streaming coverage with graphics of its rowing teams
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Harvard University Athletics in Cambridge, Mass., will use its new GY-HM200SP 4KCAM sports production camera with embedded score panel graphics to stream live coverage of its field hockey team on Oct. 15. The camera was purchased earlier this year to simplify production and reduce crew and gear requirements for live, boat-based coverage of the school’s four rowing teams.
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AXON FLEXES ITS 4K MUSCLES AT BROADCAST INDIA 2016
AXON FLEXES ITS 4K MUSCLES AT BROADCAST INDIA 2016The company’s new 4K/IP-ready SynView modular multiviewer will be on show for the first time in Asia
With research showing that India is poised to lead the APAC charge towards Ultra High Definition broadcasting, Axon Digital Design is anticipating a positive response to its new SynView modular multiviewer, which will be on show for the first time in Asia at this year’s Broadcast India exhibition (Stand E502).
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Miller Camera Support Helps Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation Rise With Air Alloy Tripod System
Miller Camera Support Helps Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation Rise With Air Alloy Tripod SystemMiller Helps Create Inspirational Stories to Spread Spinal Cord Injury Awareness
When co-founder of the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation, Wesley Jones, fell 20 feet (nearly 7 meters) from a tree at nine years old, he and his family knew that his life would be forever changed. Having been confined to an electric wheelchair ever since, Wesley and his brother Reggie created the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation to provide care and support to victims of spinal cord injuries and their families. Through donated camera support equipment, including the AIR Alloy Tripod System, from Miller Camera Support, LLC, the Foundation is able to document inspirational stories and personify these devastating tragedies.
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MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14
MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14Highlights include HEVC and native ProRes support, upscaling of HD to 4K and UHD, improved hardware support, and greater reliability and efficiency
Three months after the official acquisition of a majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14 worldwide. With a range of innovative new features and many critical improvements, VEGAS Pro 14 aims to provide an even more reliable, stable and efficient editing experience.
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Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary Director
Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary DirectorHer Film, A Bitter Legacy, Uncovers the Secret Prisons of WWII’s Japanese-American Concentration Camps
Claudia Katayanagi has had a long career in sound mixing and recording that has taken her on location with HBO documentaries, including the acclaimed Food, Inc., Crude and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, PBS’ Frontline, and the BBC’s arts-focused Imagine series. She has also made dozens of programs for San Francisco’s public media station KQED, and worked on the second and first units of feature films.
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Signiant SaaS Allows Chimney Group to Move Large Media Files Quickly and Securely for Film, Broadcast and Advertising Clients
Signiant SaaS Allows Chimney Group to Move Large Media Files Quickly and Securely for Film, Broadcast and Advertising ClientsSwedish Production Company Uses Signiant Media Shuttle to Improve Customer Experience
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced that Stockholm-based production and post production firm Chimney Group has adopted Media Shuttle™ to move large media files quickly, easily and securely between its 10 offices in seven countries, and to partners and customers worldwide. Signiant’s technology allowed Chimney to significantly improve the customer experience for its clients, which include leading film and TV production companies and large brands such as Audi, Gucci, Volvo and H&M.
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Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”
Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”Energetic Promo Campaign Driven By Sia’s “Unstoppable” Track
Major League Baseball (MLB) recently called on creative solutions company Oishii Creative to produce a graphics toolkit for its 2016 Postseason promotional campaign.
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metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap ShootLeverages Mocap Technology for Rapid Previs Prototyping on Video Game Cut Scenes
Frankfurt-based production company metricmindskeeps gamers on the edge of their seats with stellar video game cinematics, trailers and other animated content. Established in 2001 as a motion capture studio, the company offers clients a complete slate of mocap production services and real-time in-engine animations, along with traditional key-frame animation. Recent notable project credits include “EVOLVE,” “Dying Light,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Star Citizen.”
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Avid Reinvents the Newsroom with a Complete Story-Centric Workflow
Powerful new story-centric workflow solves key production challenges, enabling news organizations to deliver multiple angles of a story across more viewing screens, faster than ever
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and provides the tools news teams need to plan, gather, create, collaborate, manage and deliver news to a wider range of viewers across multiple platforms. With this wide-ranging holistic approach, the story is now the center of all planning and delivery, allowing for more dynamic and organic storytelling and greater workflow agility--both inside and outside the newsroom.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AV
Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AVThe world’s first standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals with 1089 broadcast quality standards conversions!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO Devices
ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO DevicesPlatform Workflow Servers adds support for mTapeⓇ Thunderbolt LTO streamlining integration of LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management
IBC Conference, Hall 7 Stand 7.A04 — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced expanded support for a full array of 3rd party LTO hardware, including mLogic’s industry first Thunderbolt LTO, mTape, making it easier and more cost effective than ever to integrate LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management.
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TVU Networks Rolls Out Next Generation H.265 and 4K Live Streaming Video Encoder
Technology Leader in IP Video Announces First of a New Family of HEVC Transmission Solutions at IBC 2016
TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions, officially announces today the availability of the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution for live video transmission. The MLink TE4500 is a rack-mount encoder that transmits video using HEVC video compression but also incorporates TVU265 enhanced HEVC, Smart VBR encoding and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. The MLink TE4500 delivers the same high quality picture that’s currently available with TVU’s award-winning cellular IP-based live video transmitters but with more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission. TVU will show the MLink TE4500, and it’s complete line of IP video solutions at stand 2.B28 at IBC.
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF Lenses
Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF LensesCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production on August 26, 2016 of the Company’s 120-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras—an EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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World Series of Poker Draws Winning Hand with Clear-Com Intercom Systems
World Series of Poker Draws Winning Hand with Clear-Com Intercom SystemsESPN’s production of top-flight Vegas poker tournament coverage relies on mix of Clear-Com wired and wireless intercoms
The Las Vegas division of Soundtronics Wireless, the specialized RF engineering firm whose live production credits include the Academy Awards®, the Grammys®, Dancing with the Stars, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show to name a few, is using a mix of Clear-Com® wired and wireless intercoms to support ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 World Series of Poker (2016 WSOP) tournament.
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Domo Broadcast SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter flying high for IBC
Domo Broadcast SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter flying high for IBCDomo Broadcast has announced the use of its SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter by The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Parachute display team - "The Tigers" – for live and streaming coverage of their aerial displays at the recent Bournemouth Air Festival.
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TV Skyline Chooses Leader LV5490 for New OB8 UHD Mobile Production Vehicle
TV Skyline Chooses Leader LV5490 for New OB8 UHD Mobile Production VehicleTV Skyline, one of Germany's largest television production service providers, has chosen Leader's LV5490 4K/UHD/3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI waveform monitor for integration into its new OB8 4K outside broadcast vehicle. Combining radical new technology and innovative structural layout, OB8 provides all the resources needed for ultra-high definition coverage of sports, stage events and electronic field production.
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Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for Developers
Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for DevelopersMulti-channel 12G SDI with On-Board Video Processing and HD Simulcast for Comprehensive 4K Broadcast Production
Matrox Video today unveiled the X.mio3 12G multi-channel SDI I/O card with on-board video processing, designed to help broadcast equipment manufacturers deploy 4K SDI solutions.
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Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP Studio
Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP StudioVizrt, enabled by Matrox DSX products, will deliver an IP-based graphics solution for IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept 9-13). The powerful Viz Engine video server and real-time media compositor, which runs the latest Matrox X.mio3 IP cards, has been implemented into the pioneering VRT-EBU LiveIP studio production set-up, which IBC TV will use to shoot, edit, and produce content on-site during the conference and exhibition. Aiming to demonstrate the unique advantages of IP production, such as remote production and automation, Viz Engine will be used to render all of the graphics in real-time. This content will be delivered online and on screens throughout the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
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MultiDyne Accentuates High-Density, Configurable Fiber Transport at IBC2016
MultiDyne Accentuates High-Density, Configurable Fiber Transport at IBC2016New Innovations Enhance how Broadcasters and Production Teams Can Manage Video, Audio and Data Signals Between Fixed and Portable Systems
MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems announces the availability of two recently-introduced solutions that extend the possibilities of fiber transport and connectivity for broadcast and production applications. In addition to enhancing configurability for users via more modular options, MultiDyne’s new innovations also ensure that users can easily mix and match field and portable enclosures—along with a myriad of modular signal processing functions—for maximum flexibility in the field.
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EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016
EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016 New fast-turnaround, remote editor features proxy editing capabilities with secure access to media from anywhere in the world
EditShare will make IBC2016 the official launch pad for its brand new Flow Story, a professional fast-turnaround, remote editing application. A module of the EditShare Flow media asset management solution, Flow Story offers advanced proxy editing and roundtrip workflow support with professional editing features and functions courtesy of the legendary Lightworks NLE. “Having spent nearly a decade transforming Lightworks into a robust editor that has to date more than 3 million registered users, it is my privilege to take the core of that effort and help develop it into a new tool that will eliminate the bottlenecks and challenges of working remotely and on tight deadlines,” comments Matt Sandford, Flow Story product manager, EditShare. “Flow Story delivers all of the features and functions you’d expect in your professional editing application, combined with the ability to connect to your on-premise storage and access media assets when needed, giving users the convenience of working anywhere in the world. No clunky web-based interface. It’s a simple-to-use editor that delivers a great experience throughout the entire workflow.”
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Matrox to Display Webcasting Solutions for Worship at WFX 2016
Matrox to Display Webcasting Solutions for Worship at WFX 2016Monarch Products Offer Powerful, Yet Easy-to-Use Video Streaming and Recording Capabilities to Congregations of all Sizes
Matrox® will be on hand at the upcoming WFX - Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (Louisville, Kentucky, September 21-22, 2016 – Booth 1028) to display the Monarch™ line of streaming and recording appliances, including the Monarch HD and the newly released Monarch LCS.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016SET EXPO, STAND 168 - Cooke to showcase new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens,
new Anamorphic/i prime lenses.
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IBC Makes IP Interoperability a Reality with Dedicated Demonstration Zone
IBC Makes IP Interoperability a Reality with Dedicated Demonstration ZoneThe transition to IP is one of the biggest challenges facing broadcasters and media companies today, with fears over limited inter-working and a lack of recognised standards the most common brake on progress. IBC is set to demonstrate practical and proven interoperability with an exciting new demonstration area launching at this year’s show.
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Aaton Digital presents its full system package at IBC2016 with the widely recognised CantarX3 recorder, Cantarem2 and additional new accessories
Aaton Digital presents its full system package at IBC2016 with the widely recognised CantarX3 recorder, Cantarem2 and additional new accessoriesAaton Digital presents its full system package at IBC2016 with the widely recognised CantarX3 recorder, Cantarem2 and additional new accessories
Aaton Digital will present the complete CantarX3 digital sound recorder package at IBC 2016, including the new Cantarem2. The CantarX3 is now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder.
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azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cards
azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cardsaZPTP upgrades to Bluefish444 EPOCH
Phoenix-based azPTP has been providing fully equipped production crews to major studios, television shows, ad agencies and corporate clients since 1999. They offer complete post production editing, audio, color correction and cleanup services with the latest equipment, and they’ve got global experience in 6K, 5K, 4K and HD, with offerings from script to screen.
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Mobile TV Group Adds 13 FUJINON Lenses to New 40HDX, Two 4K UA107x's to 39 Flex
Latest Selections Mark First U.S. Delivery of 107x Lens and Follow MTVG’s Spring Purchase of FUJINON 4K and HD Lenses
Fresh on the heels of a purchase of 12 FUJINON lenses this spring, Denver-based firm Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has added two UA107x8.4 (UA107x) 4K UHD lenses onto its 39 Flex 4K mobile unit and 13 FUJINON HD lenses to its newest 40HDX HD production truck – set to launch late next month. This recent selection marks the first delivery in the U.S. of the UA107x lens, introduced this past April at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
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Scatterlight Studios Partners With The Players’ Tribune To Produce “Scouting Myself” Video Series
Scatterlight Studios Partners With The Players’ Tribune To Produce “Scouting Myself” Video SeriesPro Athletes Mentor Elite High School Athletes In Inspirational New Series
Production studio Scatterlight Studios recently completed work on “Scouting Myself,” an original new digital series on The Players’ Tribune that offers elite high school athletes an opportunity of a lifetime — to learn straight from the pros themselves as they aspire to make it to the next level.
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Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSD
Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSDHigh-Resolution Recording Field Monitor, New Audio Interface, and SpeedDrive™ Prove Invaluable for One Person Crew Shoots
Freelance Sound Mixer Matt Sonnenfeld has been using Sound Devices equipment, such as the 633 and 688 field production mixers, for more than three years. Along with his brother Adam, Sonnenfeld co-owns Four B Productions, Inc., a full-service production company based in Brooklyn, NY. Sonnenfeld has worked on notable television shows, including Made From America on The Travel Channel and Catching Odell, an NFL special.
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Ikegami Positions 4K at Centre Stage for IBC2016
Ikegami Positions 4K at Centre Stage for IBC20164K UHD will form the central element of Ikegami's exhibit at IBC2016. Making their IBC debut on stand 12.A31 will be the 4K-native 2/3 inch UHK-430 portable broadcast camera and the HQLM-3120W 31 inch monitor. Also on show will be the revolutionary new HDL-F3000 multi-format ultra-low-light camera and the new MCP-300 Network Master Control Panel. Established in September 1946, the company also celebrates its 70th anniversary at IBC2016.
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Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This Summer
Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This SummerEarlier this year, Director Clay Tweel signed with national commercial production company Community Films. This summer sees the theatrical release of his inspirational documentary “Gleason” about former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film made its overwhelmingly successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with U.S. rights purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the festival. The film opens nationwide in theaters this summer and will be streamed this fall on Amazon.com. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films with fellow Community Director Seth Gordon serving as Producer.
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2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program awards $38,500 in tuition & film grants
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25thannual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70thannual University Film & Video Association (UFVA)Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.
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Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, while continuing to be available for Adobe After Effects®.
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Matrox at IBC2016 — Product Preview
At IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9–13, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video is showcasing the new, award-winning Monarch™ LCS lecture capture appliance featuring synchronized lecture and presentation capture and streaming, the Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel streaming and recording appliance, and the VS4Recorder Pro. In addition, Matrox will display their comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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SMPTE IBC2016 and SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016. Save the Dates! Registration is open for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition , which will take place Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event kicks off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium, "The Future of Storytelling and How to Save It," on Oct. 24. This year the event will culminate with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Oct. 28. Further details on presentations and speakers are available at www.smpte2016.org.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB Show
FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB ShowThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses.
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Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance Now Shipping - Matrox Monarch LCS
Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance Now Shipping - Matrox Monarch LCSAffordable and Easy to Operate Appliance Enables Lecture Recording and Streaming From Every Classroom
Matrox® Video announced today that the Matrox Monarch™ LCS, a compact, easy-to-use, two-input lecture capture appliance is now available for purchase.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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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
Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at IBC 2016Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lens 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
AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection WorkshopThree-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? Easy: Bring together a team of young, innovative and resourceful filmmakers and builders; mold a story around an up-and-coming star in the motorsport field; and put together a camera/lens package that can give the audience a riveting, personal look at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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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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The Walkabout Director: A Technique for Live Surgery
One Technique for Better Live Surgical Video Broadcasts Most Creative Cow readers have probably toured television studios if not worked in one at some time or another. You know that the SCR (studio control room) is typically walled off from the stage and audience in a sound tight room, sometimes...
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Sony NAB 2016 Interview - PXW-Z450 4K Shoulder-Mount Camera
Jake Essoe , Co-Host, The Harold & Maudecast, speaks to Joseph Schimizzi, Sales Support Engineer, Sony Electronics, about their new 4K shoulder mount camcorder and more. Sony introduced the PXW-Z450 2/4in 4k camera, a 4k Super-35mm broadcast camera that can shoot at 480 fps. "We've got every format under the...
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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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