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Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for Trolli
News: Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for TrolliLos Angeles-based Central Films North director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz teams up with VFX shop Zoic Studios to infuse a high school science lab with awesomely augmented gummy worms in the new :30 “Sour Brite Crawler Minis” for Trolli out of Periscope, Minneapolis, MN. The spot features a quirky science teacher leading his class on a dissection of the Sour Brite Crawler—native to “Trollidad”—while the students peer down at the larger-than-life neon gummies before them. As one remarkably eager student prods her specimen, the worm begins to bubble and then erupts in a rainbow explosion of the “baby” sized sugary delights. The entire classes relishes in the shower from the apparently pregnant crawler of delectable minis as the teacher gleefully exclaims, “I’m a daddy!”
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Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NAB
News: Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NABClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital allow professional-quality sound recordings with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Whether you’re a journalist looking for an easy audio solution for field interviews, a lecturer that wants to record a talk or even a parent recording their child reciting a poem – the new digital clip-on microphones from Sennheiser [NAB Booth C2055] and Apogee help you to capture sound professionally. ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital combine Apogee’s A/D conversion expertise with Sennheiser’s microphone design knowledge to give users optimum sound quality for their recordings. Especially designed for iOS devices, both microphones feature a Lightning connector to directly connect to iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch, thus creating high-quality, ultra-portable solutions for recording speech.
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Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region Broadcasters
News: Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region BroadcastersCustomers can now access complete end-to-end content delivery service
Turkey’s content distributor Fabula Medya and leading international multiscreen solution provider Visual Unity have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will extend services and experience to a wider broadcast industry customer base in Turkey, Turkish CIS states and the Middle East.
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NAB News: Egripment Support Systems Unveils New 225 G-Track
News: NAB News: Egripment Support Systems Unveils New 225 G-TrackNew Generic Track System Supports Virtual Reality and Live Application Versatility
Egripment Support Systems, manufacturer of high-end camera support systems and remote broadcast solutions for the film and broadcast industries, is introducing the new intelligent 225 G-Track Generic Track System at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C8612). Featuring leading innovations that are paramount for live applications as well as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) studios, the G-Track is a multi-faceted system that will greatly benefit a variety of productions.
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aicp show and aicp next awards shortlists announced
Winners Will Be Announced During AICP Week
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Shortlists. The winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards will be revealed during AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image. All shortlisted pieces along with their corresponding credits may be viewed at https://www.awardcore.com/aicp/shortlist/. The 2015 AICP Show Chairwoman is Kerstin Emhoff, President/Co-Founder of PRETTYBIRD; the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair is Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup.
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A Common Thread's Clay Staub Supercharges Universal Studios' Fast and Furious - Supercharged Launch
News: A Common Thread's Clay Staub Supercharges Universal Studios' Fast and Furious - Supercharged LaunchA Common Thread director Clay Staub turns a couple of amusement park visitors into Vin Diesel’s co-stars in a new spot introducing Universal Studios Hollywood’s new Fast and Furious Supercharged ride.
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Emilia Clarke Feature "Voice From The Stone" Turns To SPLICE® For Editorial & Post
News: Emilia Clarke Feature "Voice From The Stone" Turns To SPLICE® For Editorial & PostDirector Eric D. Howell, best known for “Ana’s Playground” and “Strangers,” has wrapped principal photography on his feature film, “Voice From the Stone.” Starring Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones” and “Terminator Genisys”), the film was shot in Italy in Fall 2014, and since then Howell has turned to long-time post partner SPLICE®.
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iAnimate at Cinesite“ Gives Boost to Promising Feature Animation Talent
News: iAnimate at Cinesite“ Gives Boost to Promising Feature Animation TalentVisual Effects and Animation studio Cinesite has joined forces with leading online training company iAnimate to offer a new animation apprenticeship. “iAnimate at Cinesite” will foster new talent entering into the thriving Canadian visual effects and animation industry.
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cineSync to debut new integration with Shotgun at NAB 2015
Exciting integration to streamline production for teams both large and small
Cospective today announces a brand new integration between cineSync and Shotgun. The new integration now comes bundled with cineSync Pro – replacing a previously separate integration package – and will be showcased at NAB 2015.
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SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
News: SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe(R) Creative Cloud(R) users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
News: The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we'll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television's golden age, and to close this year's show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE's acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from the best in the business."
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NEW WORK: GO Director Richie Keen and New Girl's Max Greenfield Mash Up the Perfect Future for Trulia
News: NEW WORK: GO Director Richie Keen and New Girl's Max Greenfield Mash Up the Perfect Future for TruliaGO director Richie Keen goes against the grain to create the optimal fantasy future life with “New Girl” star Max Greenfield in the new :90 “MASH” for online real estate site Trulia out of Olson.
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Record back in time, Customizable Tagging and Play-out Server with New AtomOS6
Atomos announce a schedule of OS changes that bring with them exciting new features for the already popular Atomos Shogun.
In the space of only 4 months, more than 15,000 Shoguns have rolled off the production line, arming film professionals around the world with the most streamlined, high quality way to create 4K productions. At NAB 2015, Atomos announce even more features for new and existing Shogun users, releasing details of upcoming enhancements for AtomOS6. Available via free download over the coming months, Shogun users will gain the following:
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Atomos Announce "Future Guarantee" for ProVideo End Users
The rise of Atomos in the ProVideo world in 4 short years has been meteoric. The reason for this success is driven not only by a continued flow of innovative product but also the positive attitude the brand takes toward end users and partners – we really see ourselves as the little guy sticking up for the end user. Nothing could reinforce this more than our "Future Guarantee" – a commitment to up and coming filmmakers with a 25% discount for students, and our extended 3 year warranty when people register their product.
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Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphone
News: Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphoneAt NAB in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser [Booth C2055] is introducing its AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras that ensure totally stress-free audio capture. The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of a camera, where it automatically pairs with the microphone and switches on when the camera does. The system automatically adjusts the correct audio levels and transmits using a specially protected link in the license-free 1.9 GHz range. Setting up and recording high-quality audio for video has never been faster or more convenient.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for Student Film Festival
Awards Will Recognize Creative Use of Technology to Tell Different Types of Stories in Different Ways; Deadline for Entries is Sept. 9
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric Anderson
News: MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric AndersonMPC Creative fortifies its roster with the latest addition of acclaimed live action director, creative director and editor Eric Anderson as Creative Director. Eric, who joins from LOGAN, is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his opening title sequence for "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under."
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announce
News: NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announceMemnon Archiving Services and Sony’s Media Lifecycle Service are partnering to enhance their digital preservation capabilities, offering clients unrivalled technical expertise and operational experience for delivering large-scale digital preservations of audio-visual content
Sony has today announced a partnership with Memnon Archiving Services, a leading digital preservation provider responsible for digitising, restoring and preserving more than 2,000,000 hours of audio-visual archives for numerous cultural institutions and broadcasters around the world. Sony’s Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon will jointly offer their technology and industrial workflow proficiency and experience to customers, based upon their combined expertise of delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Memnon’s customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, while Sony digitally converts and distributes over 150 million files for organisations such as BBC Worlwide and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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SNS and Ross Video Announce Strategic Partnership
SNS EVO Becomes Ross Video’s First Certified SAN + NAS Solution for XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), leading manufacturer of shared storage solutions for broadcast, film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a strategic partnership with Ross Video (BOOTH N3906) making SNS EVO the first certified SAN + NAS solution for Ross Video’s XPression clip servers and real-time graphics engines.
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SNS Announces EVO v.5.7, New Cloud and Asset Management Features in ShareBrowser
SNS EVO v.5.7 Introduces Recycle Bin, Cloud Integration with Box, Adobe Creative Cloud, OneDrive
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer ofworkflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.7. The latest version includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA® Awards
Submissions Now Accepted for Engineering Excellence Award and Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation for the 10th Annual Ceremony
The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA(r)) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015
News: Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015Enhancing the production of high-quality, sharp and detailed content
Sony’s exhibition at NAB 2015 features demonstrations of High Dynamic Range technologies and workflows, which open up new possibilities for creative expression and viewing experiences. Sony will showcase comparisons between High Dynamic Range and Standard Dynamic Range, including color grading and home TV viewing.
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Panasonic Unveils AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorder
News: Panasonic Unveils AG-DVX200 4K Handheld CamcorderDVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K/60p* recording,a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target)
Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder here at NAB 2015. The DVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K/60p* recording,a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target).
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ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights
News: ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights--April 13, 2015) ARRI proudly introduces SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI. Recently, SkyPanel garnered recognition as an International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015.
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ARRI Adds New Pro Camera Accessories for Studio Matte Boxes
News: ARRI Adds New Pro Camera Accessories for Studio Matte BoxesThe Triple Filter Frame stacks two or three glass filters together in a single filter frame that occupies two regular matte box slots. ARRI’s Studio Matte Boxes SMB-1 and SMB-2 have an integrated tilt module designed to control unwanted reflections between filter surfaces, the lens front element and the camera sensor glass. Reflections can also develop under some circumstances between filter surfaces, which is not always controlled by solely tilting the matte box. Used in combination with either the SMB-1 or SMB-2 tilting feature, stacking the filters together in the Triple Filter Frame is a proven method of preventing these types of reflections. 
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ARRI Announces A New Super-Wide Anamorphic Zoom
News: ARRI Announces A New Super-Wide Anamorphic ZoomThe new ARRI Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom AUWZ 19-36/T4.2 is a unique lens that perfectly complements the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses by extending the range to cover extreme wide-angle focal lengths between 19 mm and 36 mm, without any sacrifice in image quality.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Pro
New DeckLink 4K Pro PCIe capture card features 12G-SDI for capture and playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K formats up to 60 frames per second!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Pro, a new dual link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely high performance 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection for dual stream capture and playback of high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K video up to 2160p60.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
New solution provides talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, a new solution for providing talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60. ATEM Talkback Converter makes it easy to communicate with multiple cameras allowing high end collaborative workflows for live production. ATEM Talkback Converter 4K will retail for US$2,495
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12
New mixed format SD, HD and Ultra HD router features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non synchronized router crosspoints
Blackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12, a new mixed format SD, HD and Ultra HD router that features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non synchronized router crosspoints.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
The world’s first 12G-SDI mixed format, high frame rate router!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, an incredibly advanced model of the Smart Videohub router family with 12G-SDI technology, allowing all SDI video formats up to 2160p60 to be routed all on the same router, all at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 will be priced at US$4,995 and available in May.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI, for $5,995
Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI for $5,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Mini, Next Generation 12G-SDI
Teranex Minis are rack mountable, include front panel controls, and feature 12G-SDI!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Mini, a next generation family of video converters featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, award winning Teranex quality, front panel controls and LCD, built in power supply and support for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Teranex Minis will retail from US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist
Portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Video Assist, a portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera and features a bright, high resolution 5 inch monitor for checking focus, framing, and reviewing shots, along with a broadcast quality HD recorder for saving quality video files.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
Introducing the world’s smallest Ultra HD live studio camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, an incredibly tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production that delivers dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Introducing the world’s smallest digital film action camera with innovative remote control!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a revolutionary new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini
Introducing the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera with 4.6K sensor, global shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Mini, a compact and lightweight Super 35 digital film camera that’s perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough to be used all day. URSA Mini features an incredible 4.6K image sensor, switchable global or rolling shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range, a large 5 inch fold out viewfinder and dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder
High resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, a high resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film cameras.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New High Performance 4.6K Digital Film Sensor
New sensor upgrade dramatically improves image quality with higher resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new high performance 4.6K sensor for its URSA high end digital film cameras. The new Super 35 image sensor features high resolution of 4608 x 2592 at 120 frames per second and an extremely wide 15 stops of dynamic range for images that rival those shot on traditional 35mm film.
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AJA Launches #TryCION Camera Promotion at NAB 2015
News: AJA Launches #TryCION Camera Promotion at NAB 2015Company Invests Heavily to Provide CION Cameras to Qualifying Shooters
AJA Video Systems (NAB Conference, Booth SL205) today launched #TryCION, a new promotion seeding 100 CION cameras with qualified shooters. This new program, currently only available in North America, provides filmmakers, cinematographers and camera operators with easy access to CION to see and experience the camera first hand in production.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 will be available on Mac OS X and Linux
Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a Windows only product, and with this new Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems.
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Facilis Unveils New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products
News: Facilis Unveils New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking ProductsCompany announces all new 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system,16TB shared storage system for under $10K and integrated asset tracking.
At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, announces new offerings for both high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with an all-new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.
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Panasonic Announces Schedule Of Innovative Stage Presentations for NAB Show 2015
Presentations to Cover VariCam 35 Production and Postproduction, Remote Video Production, Advancements in Wireless Camera Workflows and Cloud-Based ENG Management Solutions
Panasonic announced today its schedule of presentations for its exhibit (#C3607, Central Hall) during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention. Presentations will run from Monday (April 13th) through Wednesday (April 15th) during the convention.
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Adobe Reveals Updates for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB 2015
Adobe Creative Cloud and Primetime Take Center Stage at NAB 2015: Coen Brothers, Major League Baseball and “Over-The-Top” Content Providers Adopt Adobe Video Platform
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) is showcasing advances to its complete lineup of video technologies and services that radically improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, collaborate, deliver and monetize content across multiple screens. NAB will mark the first public preview of major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools, including a revolutionary new color panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC for instant color corrections and Morph Cut, which easily removes unwanted pauses and jump cuts for a more polished edit sequence as well as new Adobe Character Animator capabilities for Adobe After Effects CC that bring two-dimensional characters to life.
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ARRI: Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitor
News: ARRI: Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitorTransvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor.
Transvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor. The resulting StarliteHD5-ARRI will be able to control the new ARRI ALEXA Mini and also the ARRI AMIRA.
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NAB News: FilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline
Camera-to-screen collaboration propelled even further with Baselight and BLG
At NAB 2015, FilmLight will demonstrate a total step change in the speed and versatility with which colour graded media can be produced, shared and changed - inexpensively - at every stage of the production-post process. Underlining the need for co-operation to deliver the creative colour pipeline, FilmLight will be represented on eight partner booths at NAB2015, and a key partner will also be present on the FilmLight booth, SL6830.
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Firefly Cinema and Maxx Digital join forces to introduce FireDay to the US market at NAB 2015
News: Firefly Cinema and Maxx Digital join forces to introduce FireDay to the US market at NAB 2015French software developer Firefly Cinema is announcing a strategic partnership with Maxx Digital, a California-based solutions integrator, to market and sell FireDay, an innovative digital dailies and color grading workflow solution.
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EditShare Makes 4K Media Flow at NAB 2015
EditShare®, the technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, unveiled at NAB 2015 (booth SL10510) the latest release of the company’s media asset management platform, EditShare Flow 3.2. The EditShare Flow 3.2 release features scan and proxy support for 4K and image sequences, enhanced remote editing options, and new automation capabilities for transcoding and file delivery workflows.
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Digital Vision to Bring Latest Image Science, Restoration, Archive Scanning, Automation and Colour Grading Technology to NAB 2015
At NAB 2015 Digital Vision will once again take up residence in the Chairman's Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas, adjacent to the LVCC, to present the latest versions of its acclaimed range of colour grading, restoration and image enhancement systems.
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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-Production
News: Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 12th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from editing systems to High Dynamic Range, 4K and how to stay healthy and fit in a demanding profession that requires most of your time be spent behind a computer. Moderated by Technology Journalist, Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Zack Arnold (editor and founder, Fitness In Post), Terence Curren (editor/colorist and founder, AlphaDogs Post), Carsten Kurpanek (editor) Bernie Laramie (producer), and Mark Raudonis (SVP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions).
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Breaking NAB News: Archion Features New 'Collaborate' Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Workflows at NAB 2015
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Adobe ID or Current User Local Sync Point Access for All Adobe Creative Cloud Content Creators To Share, Collaborate and More
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, is featuring its new Collaborate appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® at NAB 2015. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy, efficient and secure for all Adobe Creative Cloud users by providing management of Adobe Creative Cloud sync points while enabling continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe Creative Cloud assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Adobe Creative Cloud provides access to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and many more apps. Archion will be demonstrating Collaborate in Booth SL16011 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16, 2015.
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Breaking News - SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000 - NAB Booth SL3825
News: Breaking News - SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000 - NAB Booth SL3825SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000 SGO elevates performance of its Mistika and Mamba FX post production products with support for the new NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 graphics processing unit
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NAB 2015 NEWS: MTI Film Introduces "Dead Pixel" Correction and and Detection with CORTEX
News: NAB 2015 NEWS: MTI Film Introduces "Dead Pixel" Correction and and Detection with CORTEXAt NAB 2015, MTI Film will introduce a new feature of its CORTEX line of dailies solutions designed to address the persistent problem of dead pixels in digital cinematography.
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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-Production
News: Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 12th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas.
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THAT Studio Effects to Debut new Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Integration at NAB
THAT Studio, the San Francisco-based technology and postproduction company, will showcase THAT Studio Effects, its comprehensive library of practical effects and assets at NAB next week. A new THAT Studio Effects Panel provides easy access to practical effects and assets inside Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Editors, VFX artists, and independent filmmakers now have access to a complete repository of high-quality tools to enhance their creative work that they can preview, buy, and use within their Adobe applications.
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Cut+Run’s Sean Stender Edits Levi’s® Skateboarding in Oakland Campaign
News: Cut+Run’s Sean Stender Edits Levi’s® Skateboarding in Oakland CampaignCut+Run’s editor Sean Stender collaborated on a Levi’s® Spring/Summer 2015 “Skateboarding in Oakland” campaign. The project captures the boundless joy of grinding wheels, scraping boards and the near fearless young riders that inhabit West Oakland’s De Fremery Park aka Town Park.
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Canon Digital Learning Center presents EOS C100 Mark II tutorials
Canon Digital Learning Center presents EOS C100 Mark II tutorials and short films
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Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency Create Advertising Group Adds Industry Veteran Tom Ham as Director of Business, Gaming
Long time game industry veteran Tom Ham has joined leading entertainment marketing agency Create Advertising as their new Director of Business Development in charge of Gaming. In this newly created role, Ham will be charged with new client acquisition and expanding the company’s growth in the gaming and virtual reality-based businesses at Create.
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BBC Studios and Post Production and TMD collaborate on asset management and archiving as a service
BBC S&PP implements TMD Mediaflex as storage and management for independent production companies
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has implemented a Mediaflex® asset management system at BBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services facility in west London. The system will be used not just by BBC S&PP Digital Media Services, but by their clients who need production asset management facilities, either short-term or to include long-term secure archiving. The services will be provided by BBC S&PP Digital Media Services on a flexible basis including per-transaction, subscription and per-project.
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Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other fests
News: Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other festsFilm will also have its Texas premiere at The Dallas International Film Festival, WorldFest-Houston and West Coast Spotlight premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
TPSC Films is pleased to announce the World Premiere and Trinity of notable festival screenings for the upcoming Steven Chester Prince film Divine Access.
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ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”
News: ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”“The story of evolutionary flight is one I’ve always wanted to tell... It’s our most ambitious yet.”...David Attenborough
The spellbinding visual account of how flying animals evolved into the familiar species we see today, became a reality in stunning documentary series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, produced by Atlantic Productions with the help of SGO's powerful and cutting-edge Mistika technology at ONSIGHT.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer(r), a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer's ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today's rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer's latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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Humble Acquires Paranoid US; Launches Sister Shop Postal for VFX, Design, Edit New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Bicoastal integrated content studio Humble today announced a significant expansion with the acquisition of Paranoid US. Paranoid was recently named one of the world's most-awarded production companies in 2014 by The Gunn Report. Paranoid's Executive Producers Claude Letessier and Dawn Fanning Moore will join Humble's executive team, bringing directors Thierry Poiraud, Nieto, Francois Vogel, Planktoon, and Peter Szewczyk. Moore will be based in Humble's Los Angeles office while Letessier will split time between LA and Paris, planning a future European outpost for Humble. To oversee this increased volume, Harrison Elkins is also joining Humble as Head of Sales.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce Film Screening Series Dates
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce Film Screening Series DatesThe Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2015 Screening Series "Confessions of a Production Designer," highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with Investment in Fujinon Cabrio Lenses
Company Launches Full-Sensor Imaging Initiative and Grows Support for 4K Production
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced the purchase of 28 Cabrio PL Cine Lenses from Fujifilm, a leading global manufacturer of optical devices. The major investment, totaling more than 1.5 million dollars, brings Bexel's current inventory of Fujinon Cabrio Lenses to a total of 40.
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Humble Acquires Paranoid US; Launches Sister Shop Postal for VFX, Design, Edit
Bicoastal integrated content studio Humble today announced a significant expansion with the acquisition of Paranoid US. Paranoid was recently named one of the world's most-awarded production companies in 2014 by The Gunn Report. Paranoid's Executive Producers Claude Letessier and Dawn Fanning Moore will join Humble's executive team, bringing directors Thierry Poiraud, Nieto, Francois Vogel, Planktoon, and Peter Szewczyk. Moore will be based in Humble's Los Angeles office while Letessier will split time between LA and Paris, planning a future European outpost for Humble. To oversee this increased volume, Harrison Elkins is also joining Humble as Head of Sales.
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MAXON Congratulates Imaginary Forces on Winning SXSW 2015 "Title Design Awards"
News: MAXON Congratulates Imaginary Forces on Winning SXSW 2015 "Title Design Awards"Jeremy Cox, Imaginary Forces Art Director, to Appear at MAXON NAB 2015 Exhibitor Booth to Showcase Cinema 4D Creative Workflow on WGN America’s Historical Drama
MAXON extends heartiest congratulations to Imaginary Forces, a preeminent creative studio and production company, on winning the 2015 SXSW “Excellence in Title Design Award” for the WGN America network’s “Manhattan” TV series.
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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
News: Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production
News: Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of ProductionMixed-media production studio Roger continues its mission to grow its senior leadership by welcoming Dane Macbeth as Creative Director and promoting Producer Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production. The appointments come as Roger continues expanding its creative footprint in broadcast while adding content creation to its menu of services.
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News from Archion: NAB 2015 product showcase
Archion Advances Shared Storage Technology & Introduces Must See New Workflow Solutions at NAB 2015 -- Demonstrating How EditStor Platform Tackles the Most Demanding Editorial Workflows & Showcasing Collaborate Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Users.
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, will be showcasing its price performance-leading EditStor EO and introducing two new products at NAB 2015 -- EditStor Omni, a powerhouse for handling the challenges of 4K, 6K and 8K media workflows, and Collaborate, a new appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® (CC). Both of these new products address the growing requirements within the media and entertainment industries for simple, secure and affordable collaboration.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
News: Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer’s latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art
News: TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic ArtGuiding Australia’s next generation of artists
TDC - Technical Direction Company is proud to announce a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art, which will see TDC provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia’s artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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Registration Now Open for EditShare Shared Storage NAB 2015 Great
News: Registration Now Open for EditShare Shared Storage NAB 2015 GreatEditShare(R), the technology leader in intelligent storage and media management solutions, has opened registration for its NAB 2015 EditShare Shared Storage Great Give Away. Open to all NAB attendees, the promotion gives entrants a chance to win one of three EditShare 8TB Ultra shared storage systems given away during NAB 2015 - a value of 8,800.00 USD per prize. The drawings will take place at the EditShare booth (SL10510) on Monday April 13th, Tuesday April 14th and Wednesday April 15th at 12:00pm. Entrants must register for the promotion and pick up a raffle ticket from the EditShare booth before the drawings take place. They also must be present on the EditShare booth during the drawing to win.
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Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim Schneider
News: Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim SchneiderContinuing to build its resources for scripted television, Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, today announces the hiring of veteran colorist Kim Schneider. Schneider arrives with more than 20 years of experience in television post production, including a 7-year run as final colorist for AMC’s Sons of Anarchy.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Team Up to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5 new technology demos at NAB
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will be previewing the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, booth SL4225.
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Anton/Bauer Adds Fuse Link Technology to Digital Batteries; NAB 2015, Booth #C6025
News: Anton/Bauer Adds Fuse Link Technology to Digital Batteries; NAB 2015, Booth #C6025Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015.
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NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solution
News: NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solutionAutoscript, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase its recently launched E.P.I.C. 19 to NAB visitors for the first time, including a new feature, display remote control. The new 19 inch Enhanced Prompting Information Centre offers large studios one of the lightest and most power-efficient teleprompter systems for its size.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support
NAB 2015 Press Previews
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12th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel To Discuss The State Of The Post-Production Industry
News: 12th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel To Discuss The State Of The Post-Production IndustryIt’s that time of the year again! NAB 2015 is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the Editors’ Lounge Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Now in it’s 12th year of humorous anecdotes and off-topic-discussion, the event will be held Friday, March 27 at Key Code Media, 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA beginning at 6:15 pm.
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TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6
News: TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6TV-Film, a Vienna-based company specialising in providing mobile television production services, outside broadcast vehicles and related equipment, has purchased Ikegami HDK-970A and HDK-97A cameras for its Ü6 OB truck. The sale was negotiated by Ikegami's Austrian dealer, Avisys Electronics GmbH, which is also located in Vienna.
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Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking Community
News: Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking CommunityCompany Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
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Film Riot's Epic Summer Film Project
Connolly Teams Up with Indie Filmmakers Seth Worley and Andrew Kramer for “Epic Summer” of New Short Films and Complete Behind-the-Scenes Series
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) and Triune Films founder/creator, Ryan Connolly, announced today the launch of “Film Riot’s Epic Summer,” a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming indie film directors. For this ambitious event, Connolly is teaming up with Andrew Kramer - renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as "Plot Device" and the recent sensation, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswald.
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Powerhouse Director Jim Sonzero Joins Forces with Andrew Hall
News: Powerhouse Director Jim Sonzero Joins Forces with Andrew HallCelebrity Director Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films has joined forces with Andrew Hall Management for representation on the West Coast. Sonzero has earned an international reputation in many genres; he is known for his superb visual craftsmanship, technical execution and storytelling skills. “Jim has a fantastic eye, evident in his attention to detail, the way he frames a shot and his use of light,” Hall says. “He’s also a great problem solver. He brings a lot to the table—which is extremely valuable in today’s advertising environment—with his flexibility, creativity and technical expertise.”
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SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in Halifax
News: SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in HalifaxSIM Digital, Canada’s leading rental house for cameras and other equipment for motion picture and television production, has relocated its office in Halifax. The new location, on Thornhill Drive in Dartmouth, is in the same facility that houses its affiliate, PS Production Services, a supplier of lighting and grip equipment. The new SIM Digital Halifax features expanded client preparation and warehouse space. Clients will also enjoy the convenience of taking care of their camera, lighting and post production needs from one site. With film and television production growing rapidly in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, SIM Digital had outgrown its original location. “Demand has risen significantly,” said General Manager Jeff Wheaton, noting that SIM Digital is the only company in the region that offers professional grade camera rentals, camera repairs and DMT services. “We’re now able to better serve our clients.”
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution
The Company's new organization charts the course for the future
Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.
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Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History Month
News: Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History MonthUnique Special Draws Large Viewer Response And Community Engagement Across The US; Agency Plans New Documentaries For Q3 2015 And 2016
This year local TV stations across America commemorated Black History Month in an engaging new way: over 100 stations aired “The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience,” a fascinating documentary special that attracted large viewing audiences, as well as inspired community events and education nationwide.
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3D Web Fest Opens Call For Entries
Developers of Best 3D Web Creative Invited to Present Their Work in Live Performance Setting
WHO: The 3D Web Fest is inviting designers, musicians, web developers and artists to submit 3D Web projects for event consideration.
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Art Directors Guild Production Apprentice Training Program
The Art Directors Council of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE, Local 800) is calling for applicants for its third annual training program designed to develop and prepare new talent for the art and craft of Production Design.
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DPS Inc. Announces Official Launch of DPS Cinema
DPS Inc., the film and TV industry’s premier lighting and entertainment production services company announces the launch of its cinematic services division, DPS Cinema.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare Sets
News: Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare SetsThe new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets are highly versatile and economical accessories for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. Each of the seven Master Anamorphic focal lengths has its own specific flare set, comprising easily replaceable front and rear glass elements that can be used individually or in combination to provide the lens with three additional looks for enriched on-set creativity.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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Director Igor Borghi Joins Twist: Unveils New Spot For "Parisian Gentleman"
Twist’s New York-based Executive Producer Amyliz Pera has just announced the addition of Director Igor Borghi to the company’s roster of talent. Borghi also unveils a new spot for online publication “Parisian Gentleman.” The spot highlights Borghi’s storytelling capability, lovely style, and intelligent point of view with provocative imagery.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support Booth SL10510
The EditShare® NAB 2015 showcase headlines include XStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant “scale out” storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and the latest release of the company’s media asset management platform, EditShare Flow 3.2.
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LAIKA picks The Foundry’s FLIX for Kubo and The Two Strings and Future Animated Features
LAIKA, the award-winning animation studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has chosen The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to enhance its pre-production and storyboarding process for animated features. LAIKA is using FLIX for its latest animated film project, Kubo and the Two Strings, which uses a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique to tell the story of a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan and is set for release on August 19, 2016.
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