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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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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLS
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLSBlackmagic Design today announced that director of photography (DP) Sam Renton has used its Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second drama series of THE DURRELLS, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, THE DURRELLS is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived in Corfu between 1935 and 1939.
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Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux Exhibiting Latest Tools
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, will showcase many of its newest offerings, including the Millennium DXL 8K Camera and T Series anamorphic lenses at the 2016 edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 12-19 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Panavision is also presenting two workshops, and exhibiting alongside subsidiaries Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux.
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Ncam receives Queen’s Award for Innovation
Ncam wins Queen’s Award for Innovation for its work in augmented reality for film and television
Ncam, the innovative developer of augmented reality solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its work in technology for film and television. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The Innovation Award recognises Ncam’s contribution to augmented reality, the addition of computer-generated (CG) elements into an otherwise “real” picture in film or television.
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Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis
Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With FacilisAward-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis Facilis Technology shared storage enables in-house media department to collaborate efficiently and share large volumes of content
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MTI Film Restores Classic Spencer Tracy Drama "The Power and the Glory"
MTI Film Restores Classic Spencer Tracy Drama "The Power and the Glory"
The restoration earns nomination for a 2016 Focal International Award
Restoration of 20th Century Fox’s 1933 classic The Power and the Glory was recently completed at MTI Film, Hollywood. The restored version of the film is currently submitted for a 2016 Focal International Award for Best Archive Restoration and Preservation Project.
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Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
Working in Tandem, BIG DEAHL and Resolution are Now Offering this Process To Commercial Producers and Agency Creatives as a Highly Cost-Effective And Efficient Means By Which to Shoot Multiple Locations in A Single Day
Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED –Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several “locations” all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI".
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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2015 National Film Registry: "Ghostbusters" Gets The Call
“Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions
Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films, which epitomize the diversity and richness of the nation’s cinematic heritage, have been identified as motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon’s Documentary “Life After Death From Above 1979” Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Life After Death From Above 1979¸ director Eva Michon’s documentary about the Canadian punk/dance duo, is now available for theatrical screening through the web-based distribution platform Tugg. The film can also be streamed or downloaded via Vimeo On Demand, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and ReelHouse.
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Panavision Rolls out Primo 70 Lenses at Camerimage
Panavision Rolls out Primo 70 Lenses at CamerimagePanavision, the company behind the world's best cinema lenses for 60 years, is showcasing their new line of Primo 70 lenses optimized to work with today's larger sensor digital cameras. The lenses are being exhibited here at the 22nd edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, a premier event for directors of photography.
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cinec 2014: cine technology innovations awarded with the cinecAwards
Last Tuesday, the 10th anniversary staging of cinec came to an end. Business was brisk from a professional audience willing to spend its money and this created a great atmosphere for the exhibitors. The high class, varied and informative ancillary program was highly appreciated by the international audience.
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FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit Debut
FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit Debut
Mobile production company orders 17 new FUJINON HDTV lenses to meet growing business demands; Total of 29 FUJINON lenses ordered this year
To deal with recent record-breaking business—including several major sporting events this past month —Clearwater, FL-based F&F Productions pushed its HD mobile fleet to the limit with help from its arsenal of FUJINON lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Following up on the company’s order of 12 lenses earlier this year, F&F Productions placed an order for 17 new FUJINON lenses, including nine XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses, four HA18x5.5 ENG wide-angle lenses, and four HA23x7.6 telephoto ENG lenses, bringing the total number of FUJINON lenses it has ordered over the last four months to 29 units.
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AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers
AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers
Alphatron, MTF, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto to Support CION Camera
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that top third-party camera accessory developers are on board with support for the CION camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture.
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Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
The Recently Launched Division of Ross Video is Using Cartoni Heads and Tripods as Part of its Mission to Deliver High Quality Production Services at an Affordable Price to an Underserved Segment of The Sports Market.
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP), a division of Ross Video specializing in mobile sports production, has selected Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for use with its fleet of production vehicles. The company has acquired nine Cartoni Maxima heads, for payloads up to 86 pounds, and six Cartoni Delta heads, for payloads up to 48 pounds, all of which are already in the field and have been used to produce sports programs for such clients as ESPN, Fox, "Time Magazine," "People Magazine" and the University of Miami.
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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013
Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013Mini-Zoom and Q-Ball remotely controlled miniature cameras from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing speciality camera systems, went into action on Friday December 20 during ITV's annual Text Santa fund-raising initiative for six UK charities. Cameras were positioned at each extremity of a massive 'tree-of-terror' opposite ITV's London Studios on the South Bank.
published 4 years ago   read more
Footage.net Returns to FOCAL International Awards as Bronze Sponsor
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will be a Bronze Sponsor of the 2014 FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Set to take place April 30, 2014 in London, UK, the FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of this year’s FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. All awards will be presented the evening of April 30, 2014 at a glittering award ceremony hosted by television historian Dan Snow at the Lancaster London Hotel.
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Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes’ Memoire "Black Nativity"
Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes’ Memoire "Black Nativity"Music and dance are a big part of the contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ holiday musical drama, "Black Nativity." It follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. While attending his Grandfather’s church production of "Black Nativity," Langston falls asleep and escapes into a dreamscape of song, dance, and a little divine intervention. “Practically every dance or song number relied on instinct and the ability to whip pan. Snap zoom, or even grab the focus in the process of discovering the most dynamic shots,” says cinematographer Anastas Michos, ASC. “That’s where my favorite support – the OConnor 2575 was invaluable.”
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"Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition" By Barry Braverm Out Now!
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From Barry Braverman the 2nd Unit cinematographer of "Moonrise Kingdom" and Wes Anderson's original short subject "Bottle Rocket" comes "Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition," a new book from The Focal Press. "Video Shooter" is a uniquely humorous and insightful guidebook that goes beyond the equipment and shooting technicalities to instill a practical and deep appreciation for the craft of visual storytelling. In his book Braverman draws from decades of experience working on high-profile documentaries and feature films to explain the makings of a truly compelling cinematic experience and program.
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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Start Shipping
ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Start ShippingARRI has published shipping dates for all seven focal lengths in the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. The MA35, 50 and 75 were released in August this year and have started shipping, with the MA100 to follow in October, the MA40 and 60 in February 2014, and the MA135 in April 2014. By the second quarter of next year, then, every different focal length – each of them perfectly matched – will be in the hands of worldwide customers who have placed orders for the entire set.
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Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum Theater
Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum Theater
Bringing High Frame Rate 3D Movies to the Largest Screen in SW Ohio
Qube Cinema has once again partnered with D3D Cinema to install its single-server True 4K 3DTM system, this time at the newly renovated Air Force Museum Theater (AFMT) in Dayton, Ohio. The museum has upgraded from 15/70 film projection to the Qube XP-I server and dual Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) and is the fifth giant screen installation in North America to use this Qube system. Visitors to the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum can now enjoy stunning True 4K 3D digital imagery on the giant screen from a system that is much easier to operate than the 70 mm film setup the museum used previously.
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ARISE NEWS global TV network uses Ventuz software for broadcast newsroom on-air graphics, video walls and interactivity
ARISE NEWS global TV network uses Ventuz software for broadcast newsroom on-air graphics, video walls and interactivity"ARISE NEWS," the new 24-hour global TV news network, leveraged Ventuz high-end graphics software for their broadcast newsroom solution including real-time 2D/3D graphics, HD video walls and interactive in-studio applications. London-based Spotted Zebra led the system design and integration.
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“Lawrence of Arabia,” Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International Award
“Lawrence of Arabia,” Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International AwardThe new 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of "Lawrence of Arabia", which underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film, was awarded Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title at the tenth FOCAL International Awards in London. The film was restored in 4K under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp.
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Restored “Lawrence of Arabia” Wins FOCAL International Award
Restored “Lawrence of Arabia” Wins FOCAL International Award
4K Restoration of David Lean’s Masterpiece Receives Top Honors; Sony Pictures’ Grover Crisp Recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Restoration”
The newly-restored, 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia took home the award for “Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title” at the tenth FOCAL International Awards held May 2nd in London. The 4K restoration of the film was completed last year by Sony Pictures Entertainment under the direction of Grover Crisp, EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering for SPE. Crisp also received a special, individual award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Film Restoration and Preservation.”
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The Canon EOS C300 Helps Capture Documentary Footage in Deep, Dark Caves for the Extraordinary Holocaust Documentary "No Place on Earth"
The Canon EOS C300 Helps Capture Documentary Footage in Deep, Dark Caves for the Extraordinary Holocaust Documentary "No Place on Earth"It was a challenge unlike any cinematographer Zac Nicholson had ever faced. Asked by director/co-producer Janet Tobias to film scenes deep within a narrow cave for an incredible true story of human survival, Nicholson relied on the compact size and exceptional low-light performance of the EOS C300 cinema camera from Canon, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging.
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“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Richard III,” Digitally Restored with Innovations from MTI Film, Among the Finalists for Focal International Award
“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Richard III,” Digitally Restored with Innovations from MTI Film, Among the Finalists for Focal International AwardTwo classic films that underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film are among the finalists in the 2013 Focal International Awards. Lawrence of Arabia and Richard III, both restored under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, are nominated for Best Archive Restoration.
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ARRI And Carl Zeiss Mark 75-Year Collaboration With New Anamorphic Lenses
ARRI And Carl Zeiss Mark 75-Year Collaboration With New Anamorphic LensesARRI and Carl Zeiss have partnered for three-quarters of a century in a cooperative effort that is unmatched in the film industry. As we celebrate this commitment, ARRI is pleased to unveil our latest collaboration – the new ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses. Especially developed for the ALEXA Studio, ALEXA Plus 4:3 and ALEXA M cameras - all equipped with a 4:3 sensor and hence perfectly suited to true anamorphic capture - the Master Anamorphics expand creative opportunities for today’s image-makers.
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Thales Angénieux Unveils Two New Optimo Zoom Lenses
Thales Angénieux Unveils Two New Optimo Zoom Lenses
Optimo19.5-94mm and Optimo 28-340mm Lenses Enable Image Coverage up to 31.4mm
Thales Angénieux has raised the performance bar once again with the introduction this week of two new additions to its line of Optimo lenses. Complementary versions of the famous Optimo 17-80 and Optimo 24-290, the Optimo 19.5-94 and Optimo 28-340 offer the exceptional precision you can only get with Optimo lenses. With image coverage up to 31.4mm diagonal, they are ideal for today’s S35 film and large format sensor cameras, full frame 5K format of Epic among others.
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Winners of FOCAL International Awards 2012 Announced
BAFTA-winning Senna picks up three awards
The ninth annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive took place last night at The Lancaster London Hotel, with winning entries spanning the decades and unearthing stunning footage illustrating a wide variety of topics, including life in the former USSR, racial segregation, the passion of motor racing and the chilling beauty of degraded film.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. To Provide HD Broadcast Equipment For NBCUniversal's Coverage Of The London Olympic Games
Canon HDTV Lenses, PTZ Cameras, and Canobeam To Enable NBC With Exceptional Optics and HD Video Quality During Coverage of the London Olympics, July 27, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will provide more than 75 HDTV Lenses, two PTZ HD Cameras, and a Canobeam HD Video Transceiver system to NBCUniversal during its coverage of the 2012 London Olympics from London, England July 27 - August 12, 2012. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics and Larry Thorpe, senior fellow, Professional Engineering & Solutions division of Canon U.S.A.
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Silicon Imaging delivers SMART 3D for 2K/4K RAW and HD-SDI Cameras
Silicon Imaging, the recipient of this year’s International 3D Society Technology Award, announces the patent-pending SI-3D Stereo Monitoring, Analysis, Recording and Transmission (S.M.A.R.T) system.
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Viewfinder Effect for FCP X, Motion and AE Released by SUGARfx
Viewfinder HUD enhances footage with realistic screen overlays that simulate binoculars, weapon sights, old cameras and other high-tech gadgets
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Viewfinder HUD, a brand new plug-in package from SUGARfx, now available on FxFactory 3. The visual effects package includes three filters – Binoculars, Target and Viewfinder OSD – that complement any project. Viewfinder HUD is compatible with Final Cut Pro®, Motion and After Effects®.
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Canon HDTV Lenses Are Chosen For Super Bowl XLVI Game Coverage By Production Facilities Company NEP Broadcasting
More Than 100 Canon HDTV Field Lenses and Portable Zoom Lenses to be Deployed for Domestic and International Telecasts of the Game
When the New York Giants and New England Patriots take the field for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, the eyes of over 100 million people around the world will be upon them.
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