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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
High-performance, scale-out storage with integrated media management facilitates ingest to playout to archive for dual newsrooms; centralized content on EditShare XStream with integrated Flow enables media sharing and collaboration across Russian sites
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that 24-hour news broadcaster, News Media, has upgraded its Moscow-based LIFE and the recently acquired St. Petersburgh-based LIFE78 news station infrastructures with XStream EFS high-availability, distributed shared storage; integrated Flow production asset management (PAM); and Ark Disk archiving solutions. The major revamp also includes EditShare Geevs, which manages HD-SDI ingest and multi-channel playout for both stations.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
Combination of Zoom Length and Wide-Angle Ability Make for Ideal Double Duty Lens; UA Series 4K Lenses Now Total 18 at LMG
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM announced the first sale and delivery of the company’s just-introduced “UA18x5.5B” 4K compatible, Ultra HD, handheld zoom. The Orlando-based live event and systems integration firm, LMG, purchased five UA18x’s for use within its expanding “Touring” and “Show Technology” divisions. The new zooms will complement Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD cameras and Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio cameras and will be used to shoot large-scale music concerts and corporate events.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation
 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content CreationCalifornia-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 prestige indie credits such as Captain Fantastic, Dope and Pitch Perfect, Local Hero has been innovating in their field for over 10 years, specialising in making digital films of any budget look their best.
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'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten Vantage
'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten VantageAt the 2017 NAB Show, Vitec Group brands Vinten, a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, and Teradek, a premium provider of H.264 encoders and wireless video devices, have teamed up to showcase the Vinten Vantage robotic camera head in action on the set of the popular "Teradek Live Show" at booth C6025. In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera head.
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Archion and NewTek Collaborate for NDI and 4K Demonstration During NAB 2017
Archion and NewTek Collaborate for NDI and 4K Demonstration During NAB 2017At NAB 2017 Booth Number SL 14617, Archion Technologies , along with NewTek, will be demonstrating NewTek’s widely adopted NDI™ standard for IP-based production workflows. The Archion EditStor Velo system will be located in Archion’s booth, connected by Ethernet, to NewTek’s latest 4K video broadcast system. During NAB, the EditStor system will be serving out 4K video to NewTek’s main booth SL5016. Archion will also be interviewed on Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 am,at NewTek’s NDI Central stage.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive 4K video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI & ASI video cards and mini converters in the professional video industry, today announced it will demonstrate at NAB Show 2017 a 4K live production workflow utilising the NewTek Connect Pro application with Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card to capture 4K SDI and encode in real time to NDI for production use.
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Archion to Unveil Integrated SSD and HDD EditStor Solutions for Any Content Creation During NAB 2017
Archion to Unveil Integrated SSD and HDD EditStor Solutions for Any Content Creation During NAB 2017In conjunction with NAB 2017, Archion Technologies, a leader in patented, ultra-high performance shared storage solutions for content creation, will be announcing two new “All SSD” EditStor products: Omni Flash and Velo Flash. During NAB, Archion will be demonstrating multiple EditStor models in Booth Number SL14617. The company will also be raffling a full turnkey EditStor Velo .
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DigitalGlue to Support Partners and Customers at 2017 NAB Show
DigitalGlue to Support Partners and Customers at 2017 NAB Show
Company to Highlight Services and Solutions for the Broadcast, Production and Post Markets
DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider for the production and distribution of digital video, will be at this year’s 2017 NAB Show to support its customers and key industry partners. The company works closely with industry-leading vendors to build optimized solutions for collaborative editing, automation, media asset management, storage, archiving and more.
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Firefly Cinema Announces Integration with axle Gear
Firefly Cinema Announces Integration with axle Gear
Simple but powerful combination brings color decisions made on-set directly into an axle managed post production workflow
Firefly Cinema, an innovative developer of on-set dailies and color grading software, today announced that it is providing direct integration with axle Gear from axle Video, the leader in affordable media management. Demonstrated for the first time on axle’s NAB booth SL13609, the integration enables on-set color graded images and metadata from FireFly Cinema’s FireDay dailies management tool to flow seamlessly into the axle media management system.
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Zylight Introduces Pro-Cyc Color 350-Watt Cyclorama Light
Zylight Introduces  Pro-Cyc Color 350-Watt Cyclorama LightZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is debuting its Pro-Cyc Color asymmetric wall washer later this month at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C7947). Designed for TV studios and theatres, the 350-watt Pro-Cyc Color produces a soft, even field with enough output to cover 25-foot cyc walls. It shines pure white for a clean chromakey wash, and features Zylight’s Color Mode to produce millions of colors without gels or filters.
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Zylight Adds Rayzr 7 to Expanding Distribution Network of Pro Lighting Manufacturers
Zylight Adds Rayzr 7 to Expanding Distribution Network of Pro Lighting ManufacturersZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it is the distributor of Rayzr 7 – the new series of seven-inch LED Fresnels. Rayzr 7 is the latest in a select group of broadcast, film, and stage lighting manufacturers that Zylight distributes across North and South America. Zylight will showcase its entire product line, as well as products it distributes from other companies, next month at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C7947) in Las Vegas, Nev.
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XenData Combines Shared Disk & Archive On a Single Server
XenData Combines Shared Disk & Archive On a Single Server
Suitable for 4K workflows, all-in-one storage system simplifies infrastructure and improves performance
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions for creative video applications, today launches its new FX-Series systems that combine shared disk storage and archive on a single server. The new, all-in-one server helps to dramatically simplify collaborative media production workflows, while offering two independent storage volumes: a high performance shared disk volume, suitable for 4K workflows, and an archive volume capable of supporting an attached LTO library, an attached Optical Disc Archive library or Microsoft Azure cloud storage. 
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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High Output Hires New Director to Expand Focus on Audio-Visual Systems Integration
High Output Hires New Director to Expand Focus on Audio-Visual Systems Integration
Acclaimed entertainment solutions provider establishes a more global presence in the audio-visual systems integration market
High Output, Inc., New England’s leading supplier of services and equipment for the entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Pierce as Director of Systems Integration for Audio-Visual Environments.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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Bexel Provides Robotic Camera Systems for '60 Days In' Docuseries
Bexel Provides Robotic Camera Systems for '60 Days In' DocuseriesBexel has supplied all audio/video equipment for the third season of the innovative A&E docuseries "60 Days In," which premiered March 2. Produced by Lucky 8 TV, the third season is set inside Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
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Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlock
Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlockFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Mosaic—a Southern California church with more than 3,000 regular attendees—is among the first houses of worship in the nation to adopt an end-to-end native 4K-resolution file-based video workflow for media content creation.
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Crawford Media Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Crawford Media Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Easily Scalable Quantum Archive Improves Long-Term Integrity and Availability of Content While Minimizing Costs
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services is using Lattus® object storage to build a content repository that supports mass migration of its clients' legacy content to digital formats and provides ongoing media storage and management. Designed to hold an initial 1.2 petabytes of archived assets as well as content ingested during new projects, the system gives Crawford Media a sophisticated storage infrastructure that cost-effectively accommodates ongoing expansion of the company's services and customer base.
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Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense Wolverine finale.
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for LOGAN, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
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Zylight Demonstrates Specialty, Stage LED Lighting Options at USITT 2017
Zylight Demonstrates Specialty, Stage LED Lighting Options at USITT 2017Zylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase several of its stage and specialty lighting products during the USITT 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo, which runs March 8-11 in St. Louis. Co-located in the USHIO booth (#1911), Zylight will demonstrate its F8-200 LED Fresnel and F8-B LED UV Fresnel, as well as a variety of LDDE Nano*Pix LED soft lights and LedCyc modular LED backlight systems.
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PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​
PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​PlayBox Technology Limited will introduce the latest versions of its CloudAir universal playout and streaming platform and Neo channel-in-a-box product suite and at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24-27. "We will also be making a very big announcement on the floor at this year's NAB so please make sure you come and see us on booth N5311 in the North Hall," says US director of operations Van Duke.
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Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
The post-production industry’s most popular plug-ins get updated with Primatte® keying, Mocha tracking, 360 video support, and RLM licensing tools
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-in packages Continuum and Sapphire, along with its groundbreaking new 360/VR tool, Mocha VR, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 24-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL6824).
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Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry Frith
Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry FrithLast October, DP Harry Frith was literally trying to shoot interview footage outside in the middle of a monsoon. He was on location in Belize for an episode of a popular HGTV real estate series, which usually shoots outside and relies on natural light and silks for diffusion. With bad weather on the horizon, the production was forced to move under shelters. Normally, the lack of lighting gear would have been a serious problem. For this episode, however, Frith had packed two new lights, the flexible LED panel.
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ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette Ferguson
ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette FergusonAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, and audio integration firm, today announced industry sales veteran Suzette Ferguson has joined the company to increase sales efforts across Southern California. Based in Los Angeles, she will continue to expand ASG’s presence in the media and entertainment market, as well as a variety of vertical markets.
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New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
Free firmware update offers both Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist for the 633 mixer/recorder; Further enhancements available for entire 6-Series line
Sound Devices, LLC announces that its popular 633 mixer/recorder now offers two powerful, high-performing automatic mixing options, Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist™. The two well-regarded automixing algorithms are available at no additional cost to 633 owners with the release of Firmware Version 4.50. With this firmware update, the 688 mixer/recorder with its SL-6 powering and wireless system accessory now supports SuperSlot™ integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless, two-channel slot-in receivers. Sound Devices added Dugan’s well-known automatic mic mixing to its 688 mixer/recorder in 2016, making it the first field mixer to incorporate the technology.
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Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Brazilian broadcaster turns to Elemental video processing and content delivery for fast, flawless rollout of 4K services
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that Globo.com has selected its video processing solutions to power its new 4K video-on-demand (VOD) services. The agreement expands the broadcaster’s existing Elemental deployment with added video infrastructure to process streaming 4K content with HEVC compression. Globo.com provides digital platforms and services for Brazil’s Grupo Globo, connecting online audiences to the diverse array of publishing, video and data properties Grupo Globo operates, including Globo TV’s broadcast networks, film studio Globo Filmes and over-the-top television service Globo Play.
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EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
On display at NAB 2017, EditShare XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide thousands of media creatives a collaborative platform with innovative hybrid cloud workflows for secure remote productions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites NAB 2017 attendees to get hands-on with EditShare’s latest turbo-charged media management solutions for 4K, UHD, HDR, VR and remote productions. Newly enhanced flagship products on display include the scale-out, distributed media storage solution XStream EFS with the fully integrated advanced production asset management solution Flow.
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PlayBox Technology Powers Playout at HNN 24x7
PlayBox Technology Powers Playout at HNN 24x7
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
HNN 24x7 has chosen a complete PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo system for playout of its round-the-clock news channel. The system was designed, installed and commissioned by PlayBox Technology in partnership with Delhi-based broadcast system integrator Avtech Digital Equipments. Located at Dehradun, capital city of Uttarakhand state, HNN 24x7 transmits via satellite and digital terrestrial networks in central India. It is also accessible to a global audience via the internet.
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TMD launches new asset management enhancements at NAB 2017
TMD launches new asset management enhancements at NAB 2017
Service-oriented architecture ensures perfect configuration for every user
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, is introducing additional software bolt-on to its media service applications at NAB 2017 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 24 – 27 April, booth N6227). These are built on the Mediaflex-UMS (Unified Media Services) architecture, a uniquely powerful solution for all aspects of software-defined workflow management.
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EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide the foundation for 4K, UHD and Virtual Reality content; new hybrid workflows make secure cloud collaboration a cost-effective reality
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will exhibit its line of professional collaborative media solutions, including the company’s flagship tiered media storage and integrated asset management products, XStream EFS and Flow, at the BVE 2017 exhibition held 28 February to 2 March at ExCel London on stand H14.
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EditShare Presents at “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality”
EditShare Presents at “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality”
“Don’t panic, it’s all good under the hood!” EditShare demystifies managing 
virtual reality content
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will present its virtual reality workflow at the sold-out “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality” event on February 8, 2017 in Soho, London. The evening will feature experts from Alchemy VR, Rewind, The Mill and Halo, who will share insights gained from mounting their own VR projects.
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Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
See Mo-Sys on stand 133 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Mo-Sys Engineering, designer and manufacturer of innovative camera technology products for the film and broadcast industries will launch StarTracker - hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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PlayBox Technology Announces Major Enhancements to Neo and CloudAir
PlayBox Technology Announces Major Enhancements to Neo and CloudAir
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, Tuesday February 28 to Thursday March 2, 2017
PlayBox Technology announces major enhancements to its server-based Neo and SaaS-based CloudAir broadcast playout solutions. They include extra features and an extended range of interface capabilities. "With over 30 per cent of the global market for channel branding and broadcast playout systems, we and our systems integration partners are experiencing ongoing success on the proven basis of listening to our customers and delivering what they need," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash.
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Zylight Announces ‘Winter White’ Sale on LED Fresnels, Soft Lights with White Finishes
Zylight Announces ‘Winter White’ Sale on LED Fresnels, Soft Lights with White FinishesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced its Winter White Sale, which offers reduced prices on versions of its F8-100 LED Fresnel and IS3c large panel light in white finishes through Feb. 28, 2017. Designed for special architectural and staging applications, the lights blend into light ceilings better than black fixtures, or can be used to stand out from dark surroundings.
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DigitalGlue Opens New Atlanta Office in Film Studio
DigitalGlue Opens New Atlanta Office in Film Studio
Expands Services to Now Include TV Production and Post. New Facility will offer demos, training, post suites and more for flourishing ‘Hollywood of the South’ film and production community
DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider for the production and distribution of digital video, has announced a decisive move to open a new studio office in Atlanta — home to a burgeoning film and production community. With its innovative new space, DigitalGlue offers customers equipment demos, training, VR (Virtual Reality) and post production facilities, expanding beyond the company’s traditional role in broadcast contribution and distribution.
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Flux:: Presents SPAT Revolution
Flux:: Presents SPAT Revolution
The SPAT Revolution software is the most comprehensive and sophisticated real-time Immersive 3D Audio engine ever designed.
Plugivery is pleased to announce that its longtime partners Flux:: and IRCAM are going to be presenting their next generation plug-in, “SPAT Revolution”. This powerful Immersive 3D Audio Software Tool was introduced in the Plugivery booth (#7000) during the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
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Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
See Ortana on stand K18 at BVE 2017, London, February 28 to March 2
Ortana Media Group is introducing new features to its Cubix media asset management and media orchestration platform. These are scheduled for introduction at BVE 2017 in London, February 28 to March 2. Also on demonstration will be Ortana's Spot & Spin online content processing service.
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ProQuest Integrates Text and Video in Seamless Search to Improve Research Experiences
ProQuest Integrates Text and Video in Seamless Search to Improve Research Experiences
ProQuest platform searches text and Alexander Street's Academic Video Online simultaneously for improved contextual discovery
PRNewswire/ -- One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street's popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery.
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SXSWedu® Announces Launch Competition Finalists For 2017 Program
SXSWedu® Announces Launch Competition Finalists For 2017 Program
Early-Stage Education Start-ups Pitch to Leaders in Business, Investment and Learning Sectors
/PRNewswire/ -- SXSWedu® unveiled the 10 Launch competition startup finalists in the countdown to the 2017 Conference & Festival which begins March 6. The competition, which spans two days, is one of the premier components of the event and showcases early-stage companies from around the world that are dedicated to supporting teaching and learning. Over the past five years, SXSWedu's popular Launch competition has featured startups that have gone on to receive millions in funding and impact learning across the country.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime Expo
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime ExpoBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as several Blackmagic Design live production products, were used to shoot interviews, live panels and marketing videos at 2016's Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles. Organized by the nonprofit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the largest North American anime convention, garnering more than 100,000 attendees in 2016. Since its beginning in 1992, the convention has been held in locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo, and since 2008 has been hosted each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Voxafrica TV has expanded its presentation resources with the purchase of a multichannel PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo television playout system. The new installation was supplied and engineered by UK-based system integrator TNP Broadcast. It is located at the channel's headquarters in the prestigious Battersea Studios media hub, south west London.
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Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic Design
Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that global media company Fullscreen uses several Blackmagic cameras, including three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras and four Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio cameras, as well as numerous Blackmagic Design live production products, to deliver original programming to the recently launched Fullscreen platform.
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Zylight Distributes NanGuang and FXLION Products, Partners with Chimera for ‘Active Diffusion’
Zylight Distributes NanGuang and FXLION Products, Partners with Chimera for ‘Active Diffusion’Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, has partnered with Chimera Lighting to manufacture and distribute Active Diffusion, Zylight’s patented electronic diffusion technology. Zylight will also distribute NanGuang’s compact LED Fresnels and soft panel lights, as well as FXLION’s battery and charger product lines throughout North and South America. The company announced its new partnership and distribution deals during its Holiday Open House earlier this month in Los Angeles.
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Facilis Announces Strong Growth in Sales throughout APAC Region
Facilis Announces Strong Growth in Sales throughout APAC Region
Product reliability, cost efficiency and local channel support combine to create compelling customer proposition in Asian broadcast markets
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced strong growth in sales throughout 2016 in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Recently, the company has announced a number of new high-profile customer installations of its TerraBlock shared storage systems.
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Wanda Studios, Qingdao Chooses Xytech to Support Operations
Wanda Studios, Qingdao Chooses Xytech to Support Operations
One of the world’s largest production environments selects MediaPulse for facility management
Xytech MediaPulse, the industry-leading facility management platform for media and broadcast companies, has been selected by Wanda Studios, Qingdao to help define and manage operations from the ground up at the $8.2-billion-dollar addition to the company’s entertainment hub, the Movie Metropolis. The initial installation of MediaPulse is now live and full deployment is anticipated by the completion of the studio in the coming months.
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TMD partners with Quantum for seamless archives
TMD partners with Quantum for seamless archives
Deep integration of archive asset management and storage
TMD, the leading provider of media management systems for digital and physical assets, announced today the full integration of TMD Mediaflex-UMS media service applications with Quantum’s Xcellis workflow storage for seamless archiving. The company has also joined the Quantum Advantage Programme, a platform for partners to test and qualify their technology with Quantum offerings.
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Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED Fresnels
Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED FresnelsTo bring back the era of “Old Hollywood” for a recent Badgley Mischka bridal photo shoot, photographer Catherine Asanov set the mood in the historic Roxie Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with a cockatoo, a model, and a swing. To begin the day, Asanov and her crew rigged the swing above the area that once held rows of audience seats. Once the shot was complete, the swing was removed and other setups were staged throughout the venue.
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Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday Rebates
Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday RebatesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host an open house on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the company’s offices at 10718 McCune Ave. in Los Angeles. The company also announced its 2016 Holiday Rebate Program, which offers up to $200 to U.S. and Canadian customers on select products purchased online or through authorized dealers through Dec. 31.
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PlayBox Technology's CloudAir and AirBox Neo Supports Tring TV, Albania
PlayBox Technology's CloudAir and AirBox Neo Supports Tring TV, AlbaniaTring TV, one of Albania's leading broadcasters and IPTV service-providers, has upgraded its playout infrastructure to a combination of PlayBox Technology Neo servers and CloudAir online services. The integrated system provides all the resources needed to deliver 27 television channels. Available exclusively from PlayBox Technology and its regional partners, the PlayBox Neo suite is based around the AirBox Neo playout server. Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, it can also be operated manually – including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. AirBox Neo supports UHD, HD and SD in single server.
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Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix Platform
Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix PlatformOrtana Media Group announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its Cubix asset management and media orchestration platform. Used by major television channels throughout the world, Cubix is capable of handling all broadcast-related workflows from inception right through to billing. Designed for media management, processing and delivery, it offers a unified configurable platform for easy deployment on site, in the cloud or both. Every element is secure, multi-tenanted, file-agnostic and format-agnostic.
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Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong Broadcaster
Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong Broadcaster
Reseller Picture Planes helps Fung Ying Seen Koon revolutionize productivity and creativity with a modern shared storage environment
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets has installed a TerraBlock 24D 48TB shared storage system in a new broadcast production facility in Hong Kong. Taoist religious and cultural organization, Fung Ying Seen Koon (FYSK), broadcasts a single TV channel over Hong Kong’s IPTV network. It is now using its new Facilis TerraBlock to revolutionize production workflows, introducing far more collaboration between its editors and program producers.
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Zylight Offers Professional LED Lighting Options at NAB Show New York
Zylight Offers Professional LED Lighting Options at NAB Show New YorkZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase a variety of professional LED lighting instruments for broadcast, film, and stage production at the NAB Show New York, which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center. Co-exhibiting with distribution partner USHIO in Booth 325, Zylight will demonstrate its own lights as well as options from Aladdin and LDDE, which the company distributes exclusively throughout North and South America.
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Mosaic LA Purchases FUJINON Lenses for 4K Live Streaming Worship Services & Events
Los Angeles-based church Mosaic relies heavily on video production to reach its community worldwide. For the past four years, the church has live-streamed sermons to thousands of people. Mosaic also has built a large podcast following in recent years. Looking to transition into a fully 4K video production environment, Mosaic recently purchased four lenses from FUJINON, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: two UA22x8 4K, 2/3-inch portable zooms, a Cabrio 19-90mm lens (ZK4.7x19) and a Cabrio 25-300mm lens (ZK12x25).
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AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media Preservation
AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media Preservation
The 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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Facilis Brings Affordable, Powerful Storage Technology to New York Post Production Facilities at NAB
Facilis Brings Affordable, Powerful Storage Technology to New York Post Production Facilities at NAB
Cost effective, high performance shared storage with integrated asset tracking and archive/backup tools already powers hundreds of NY facilities
At NAB Show NY 2016 on stand 1419, Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase the latest enhancements to its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production. Facilis has introduced capacity increases across its TerraBlock line, with substantially lower price points, making TerraBlock accessible to the broadest range of users, from high-end broadcasters to budget-conscious facilities. TerraBlock's ability to connect via Ethernet and/or Fibre Channel continues to be one of the strongest differentiators that put Facilis ahead of the competition.
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Light Iron appoints Josh Haynie Vice President of U.S. Operations
Light Iron appoints Josh Haynie Vice President of U.S. Operations
Josh Haynie brings 25 years of experience
Light Iron – a leading post production solutions provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has appointed veteran post professional Josh Haynie to the newly created role of Vice President of U.S. Operations. Based in Light Iron’s flagship Hollywood facility, Haynie will be responsible for leveraging the company’s resources across Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, and future locations.
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Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI Theater
Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI Theater
Eileen 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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LDI 2016: Zylight Named Distributor for LDDE Theatrical, Specialty Lighting
LDI 2016: Zylight Named Distributor for LDDE Theatrical, Specialty Lighting
Visit Zylight at Booth 2329 with distribution partner USHIO during LDI 2016
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it is the exclusive distributor of the LDDE line of theatrical and specialty lighting in North and South America. Manufactured in Austria and known for high output and pinpoint control, LDDE lighting instruments are used extensively throughout Europe’s leading theaters and opera houses. Co-exhibiting with distribution partner USHIO, Zylight will showcase the LDDE product line during Live Design International 2016 (Booth 2329), which runs Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"
Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"Anton/Bauer caught up with Gaffa Media founder and Creative Director, Klaus Pedersen to find out more about his latest passion project Story of Becoming -- which captures the hidden struggles and triumphs of 3-time WKU Amateur Kickboxing Champion Katalin Konya. The documentary explores the differences between a person who becomes a world champion and those who do not.
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Zylight Brings LED Innovation to PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 147), Oct. 20-22 at Javits Center
Zylight Brings LED Innovation to PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 147), Oct. 20-22 at Javits Center
Zylight will demonstrate a variety of professional LED lighting instruments
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate a variety of professional LED lighting instruments at the PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 147), which runs Oct. 20-22 at the Javits Center in New York City.
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Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US Broadcast
Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US BroadcastArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that it has been selected by US Broadcast for channel distribution. Archion's products deliver some of the highest storage speeds – contained within the fewest number of chasses -- in the industry, giving broadcast and content creation facilities the ability to deploy more seats ore demanding applications with fewer storage arrays. This tremendous network storage performance enables a single solution for large scale editorial, VFX, color grading, and more.
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Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam’s real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality is recognised for enhancing the viewer experience
Ncam announced today that its real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality (AR) has been honoured with an Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development’ by the Academy of Television Arts and Science (primetime). Relied upon by leading broadcasters, including CNN, ESPN, Fox Sports, MLB, NFL, The Weather Channel and BT Sports, Ncam is able to integrate live action and computer-generated elements in the studio or on location more convincingly than ever before in order to provide a more immersive experience for television viewers.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel Delivery
PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel Delivery
PlayBox has added 1,000 upgraded channels a year since IBC 2014
PlayBox Technology reports the most successful IBC show in the company's history. With deliveries of television playout and branding channels now exceeding 17,000, PlayBox Technology retains its position as the world's leading provider of file-based 'channel-in-a-box' playout systems.
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Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1
Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1At IBC 2016, Autodesk announced Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional 3D visual effects, compositing and finishing. The update includes new 3D scene navigation features and enhancements, collaborative workflow enhancements for working with Autodesk and third-party 3D animation tools, a new way of working with multichannel (EXR) render passes, render quality improvements, better color management and batch compositing enhancements including a new compass tool.
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ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO Devices
ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO Devices
Platform 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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Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry
Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
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WCPMedia Services to Show Revolutionary Media Management Platform
WCPMedia Services to Show Revolutionary Media Management Platform
Aspera integration, enhanced Virtual Screening Room and much more.
WCP Media Services will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its revolutionary, B2B, cloud-based media management platform at IBC 2016, September 9-13, in Amsterdam. Improvements to the platform include the integration of Aspera high-speed file transfer, a new Uploader utility, additions to the platform's Virtual Screening Room and a simplified user experience for third-party and occasional users. WCPMedia will be present at IBC in tandem with its technology partners Aspera, an IBM company, (7.G20) and Tiger Technology (7.K28).
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry. The Dreamspace project – which brings together researchers from Germany and Belgium as well as Ncam and The Foundry – is developing new virtual production tools for use in television, film, and other media including art installations. The project’s paper on its initial work has been selected by IBC as one of the eight most important papers of the year to be included in the prestigious Best of IBC and IET publication.
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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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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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MAXON Announces Technical Collaboration with NVIDIA
Agreement Facilitates Scalable, Intuitive, Physically Based Rendering for 3D Artists and Designers
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, today announced a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with NVIDIA that gives MAXON access to NVIDIA rendering technology, including its Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) sampling patent family, NVIDIA® Iray® and Material Definition Language.
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Timecode Systems Launches Integrated Workflow Solution for ARRI Alexa Cameras
Timecode Systems Limited today announced its :pulse mini base station product can now be used to enable wireless remote control, metadata editing, and other enhanced workflow functionality for ARRI Alexa cameras, via the MovieSlate® 8.5 iOS app. By allowing a seamless exchange of data between the three products, this integration gives film crews complete control over metadata management and camera controls remotely, from a screen on their iPad or iPhone.
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Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format Support
Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format Support
Full integration of the popular format with MediaCentral Platform solutions provides the industry’s first end-to-end AVC Ultra-LongG production workflow for unprecedented performance and efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of the first MediaCentral® Platform solutions that support the Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG video format. Through the openness of Avid Everywhere™, the popular format is now fully integrated into Media Composer®, Interplay® | Production, AirSpeed® | 5500, Interplay | MAM, Avid NEXIS™, Avid MediaCentral™ | UX, and Media | Director. By leveraging this format and these solutions, broadcasters can streamline their entire workflow from ingest to final delivery while lowering storage and networking requirements.
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Facilis Demonstrates Immersive VR Collaborative Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Oculus Rift
4K+ real-time editorial with VR media using the Facilis Shared File System
At IBC 2016, Facilis Technology (Booth 7.B40), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will demonstrate a state of the art virtual reality 360 3D playback system using TerraBlock shared storage.
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EditShare Updates XStream EFS Shared Storage Platform with Flexible New Architecture and Expanded Data Protection Options to Support Advanced Workflow Implementations
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced a new release of its EditShare EFS XStream Shared Storage platform. With this launch, the EFS storage platform enables users to mix and match high performance SSD, performance-optimized HDD, and cost-optimized HDD nodes in any combination. Accompanying this are powerful Storage Goal features and an expanded suite of file protection schemes that enable users to match the degree of fault tolerance with the value of the media assets on a workspace-by-workspace or project-by-project basis. Even the most sophisticated EFS configurations still remain easy to manage, easy to scale and ultra-reliable with one management interface, one set of user accounts and one IP network, combined with its proven automatic integration of new storage resources and XStream EFS High Availability options.
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IBC2016: Ncam adds Depth Keying for Broadcast Augmented Reality
IBC2016: Ncam adds Depth Keying for Broadcast Augmented RealityNcam, global leader in augmented reality for television and film production, has developed a ground-breaking approach to real-time depth keying for augmented reality. The development, which will allow presenters to move freely around and interact with virtual elements in live augmented reality productions, is being demonstrated at IBC2016 (stand 7.F31).
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MAXON announces immediate availability of Cinema 4D R18
Company to Showcase Powerful New Features Including Voronoi Fracturing, Interactive Knife Tools and Substance Engine Connectivity at IBC 2016, Amsterdam
MAXON today announced the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals and help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film games, architecture, advertising and design.
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EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016
EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016
EditShare 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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'Ghostbusters' VFX Breakdown Reel
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
The Iloura team completed 500 shots, led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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Facilis Shared Storage Technology Brings Affordable 4K and VR Workflows Within Reach of All Users
Facilis Shared Storage Technology Brings Affordable 4K and VR Workflows Within Reach of All Users
New cost-effective capacity increases and high-performance SSD offerings deliver the best ROI in the shared storage market
Facilis (Booth 7.B40), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase the latest enhancements to its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production.
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O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that some of the ceremony videos, including the opening ceremony video for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, were created by Brazilian based O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio for editing and color grading, as well as Fusion 8 Studio for visual effects.
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IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting Options
IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting OptionsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate several of its LED lighting products, including its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light, “Flat Fresnel” F8-100 and F8-200 models, and Newz on-camera light, during IBC 2016 (Stand 12.D46), which runs Sept. 8-12 at the RAI Amsterdam. For the first time at IBC, the company will also demonstrate its new ZyLink Bridge, which works with the free ZyLink App to allow precise lighting adjustments for multiple Zylights through an iPhone or iPad without a router or network configurations.
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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 cards
aZPTP 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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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Sky Deutschland brings Bundesliga to life with AR pitch-side graphics using Ncam technology
Sky Deutschland brings Bundesliga to life with AR pitch-side graphics using Ncam technologyNcam has announced that Sky Deutschland will be using Ncam’s unique real-time camera tracking technology to generate augmented reality graphics in support of its live coverage of the German Bundesliga football championship for a second time this coming season. Sky recently announced that it has signed a new four-year extension to its Bundesliga rights package, starting with the 2017/2018 season. The agreement will see Sky broadcast 572 live matches per year from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, once again relying on Ncam’s augmented reality solution to generate powerful studio and pitch-side graphics.
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Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare Flow
Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare FlowEditShare has chosen Vidcheck's Vidchecker file-based quality assurance solution for full integration with the Editshare Flow production asset management platform. The combination of Vidchecker and Flow will be introduced by EditShare on stand 7.G37 at IBC2016 in September.
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MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 18
Powerful, Flexible New Features to Leading 3D Application Elevate Motion Graphics, VFX and Visualization Workflows
MAXON today announced Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals to help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film, games, architecture, advertising and design.
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Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Iloura team completed 500 shots: led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen, Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold, and colored by Jill Bodganowicz
Deluxe's Iloura team completed 500 shots in the recent release of Ghostbusters, in an effort led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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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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ASG Co-Sponsors Los Angeles Virtual Reality Seminar
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, will co-host a free seminar on virtual reality technologies with AbelCine and Quantum on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at AbelCine’s offices in Burbank. Produced exclusively for the Los Angeles market, “Virtual Reality – Hot Trends Now and What’s Coming in the Future” will provide an overview of current VR equipment and established workflows, as well as a look ahead to VR technologies in development.
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Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED Lights
Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and North American distributor of Aladdin products, today announced more than 80 Aladdin Bi-Flex LED lighting instruments will be used for coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month for two national cable news networks, including Bloomberg Television.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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Kodak Adds Digital Separation Film to its Asset Protection Portfolio
Kodak Adds Digital Separation Film to its Asset Protection Portfolio
Company Continues To Provide Film Solutions for Archiving and Preservation
Kodak has added another product to its portfolio of asset protection films. KODAK VISION3 Digital Separation Film 2237 is a black-and-white separation film for preserving images from color digital masters.
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Olfert Kempff Joins Advanced Systems Group
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has hired industry veteran Olfert Kempff, who will work as logistics coordinator and purchasing assistant, supporting the company and its customers through equipment purchases and inventories.
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