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Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision LineOutstanding optical performance, ultra-wide zoom range, and versatile flagship sports lens headline the Sigma line-up at Photokina 2016
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, unveiled its new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses at the Photokina 2016 event (hall 4.2, stands B020, B028 and C029).
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and Comfort
ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and ComfortExpanding its range of ECS accessories, ARRI announces four new Master Grip handgrips, which offer unprecedented fingertip control of ARRI and third-party cameras and lenses when shooting handheld.
The primary function of traditional cine-style handgrips is to firmly stabilize a camera on the operator’s shoulder. Documentary camera setups include a servo zoom with the handle, allowing certain lens and camera functions to be controlled. In today’s industry, the previously separate worlds of cine and documentary equipment have merged. In addition, small cameras like the ALEXA Mini have a reduced user interface and require external camera controls. This has created demand for solid, cine-style camera handgrips with documentary-style controls.
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Sigma Announces New Cine Lenses
Sigma Announces New Cine LensesThe SIGMA CORPORATION is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market with the release of its SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. In the world of digital film production, there is an increasing demand for higher resolution, and SIGMA’s new lineup of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. SIGMA has developed its own production system by establishing the required technology for mass production of high-performance lenses for ultra-mega-pixel shooting.
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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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FUJINON Cabrio Lens Relied on for Live 4K Broadcast of Canada's iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards
Lens Mounted on Steadicam for Live Production of Outdoor Event
Bell Media, one of Canada’s premier multimedia companies, produced a live-to-air UHD broadcast of the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards(MMVAs) in downtown Toronto in June, with an extensive set up that included a 4K OB truck from Dome Productions. Along with the 4K truck from Dome, the outdoor event employed two audio mobile trucks from Broadcast Audio Services (BAS) and LiveWire Remote Recorders, an on-site broadcast control room and two audio mixing rooms. Bell Media was set on a wide-angle look but didn’t want the barrel distortion common with 2/3” sensor wide-angle lenses, so they turned to the PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens from the FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division.
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Xytech Expands Transmission Services with Launch of New Division
Xytech, creator of the industry-defining facility management platform MediaPulse, has announced the launch of a Broadcast Services Division to address the rapidly changing needs of global video transmission services. Industry expert Daniel Lynch, with Xytech since 2011, will lead the division.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB Show
FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB ShowThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses.
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AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
Three-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts in Partnership with The Film Foundation
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.
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Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative ServicesAddition to Team Underscores Company’s Filmmaker Focus
Senior Colorist David Cole has joined FotoKem’s Creative Services Division, deepening the facility’s digital intermediate talent bench. The move underscores FotoKem’s focus on serving the creative community with top-tier artists and technology experts. One of Cole’s first projects, based at FotoKem’s Burbank headquarters, will be Legendary’s upcoming Kong: Skull Island.
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Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016
Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016 Company Showcases Laser 4K+ and High-Brightness Projectors for Events and Entertainment Industry, and More at Booth C6308
PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leading supplier of end-to-end communications solutions to the private and public sector, is showcasing its expanded lineup of professional projectors, including its new flagship PT-RQ32K 4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser Projector, generating breathtaking 4K+ images at InfoComm 2016. Also displayed is the latest in its award-winning SOLID SHINE laser projector portfolio and LCD projector series, highlighting large venue, installation and hybrid lighting projector models on the show floor.
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Leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco To Speak at Motion 2016 in Santa Fe This Weekend
Leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco To Speak at Motion 2016 in Santa Fe This WeekendLeftchannel Founder and Creative Director Alberto Scirocco will be speaking this weekend as part of the Motion 2016 Conference in Sante Fe, New Mexico. www.motionconference.com
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NBC And "American Ninja Warrior" Take Viewers Behind-the-Scenes With Exclusive Digital Series
NBC And "American Ninja Warrior" Take Viewers Behind-the-Scenes With Exclusive Digital SeriesWeekly Digital Episodes That Focus on the Making of a Course and Inside the Life of a Ninja to Be Released on NBC.com, NBC App and YouTube in Advance of New Season on NBC
NBC Digital Entertainment, in partnership with “American Ninja Warrior” producer A. Smith & Co., is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience with two digital series, “Crashing the Course” and “24/B4.”
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
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 annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 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. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," 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 some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali Ali
Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali AliUnderscoring its focus on nurturing ties with creative-minded directors and advertising agencies, TWC Films has rebranded as Cultivate.Media. The Santa Monica-based production company’s new name, logo and website are meant to suggest its mission to build relationships and the evolving nature of advertising production.
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Digital Heaven announces SpeedScriber automated transcription service
SpeedScriber is currently in development with public release planned for Q3.
Digital Heaven today announced SpeedScriber, a brand new automated transcription service for content creators. Documentary filmmakers, journalists, audio and video producers all depend on reliable transcripts of their files, whether it be an interview for editing purposes or a text version of the finished product. While there are several web-based transcription services on the market, they generally offer delivery times of 24 hours or longer. SpeedScriber provides affordable and surprisingly accurate automated transcripts delivered in real-time or faster.
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ATTO Technology Announces ThunderboltTM3 to 40GbE Devices
ATTO Technology, Inc.,a global leader in storage and network connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce its new line of ThunderboltTM 3 to 40GbE devices, reaffirming ATTO’s commitment to providing a full portfolio of Thunderbolt enabled products.
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ATTO Technology Announces Mac OS X® driver Support for FastFrame™ 40GbE NICs
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, today announced Mac OS X® driver support for its FastFrame™ 40GbE Network Interface Cards. General availability for ATTO’s 40GbE OS X driver is expected in Q3 2016.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio ViewfinderHigh resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder, a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.
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BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena ConcertsLargest-ever installation of BlackTrax for arena concerts is a technical feat!
The UK-based artistic design firm, Oli Metcalfe Design Ltd working with entertainment studio, Moment Factory applied an unprecedented combination of interactive technology for the worldwide arena tours of British rock trio, Muse and their new album Drones, their seventh studio record.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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At NAB Show 2016 Conax Showcases New Cloud Service Platform, Enhanced Partner Offering and E2E watermarking for Enabling 4K Content
At NAB Show 2016 Conax Showcases New Cloud Service Platform, Enhanced Partner Offering and E2E watermarking for Enabling 4K ContentConax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, announced at NAB Show 2016, April 18th – 20th, Las Vegas, it will introduce its new Contego as a Service cloud-based content protection service. The new offering is based on the benchmark Conax Contego security platform. Hosted, monitored and maintained by Conax, the highly flexible and modular content security back-end provides operators with key benefits such as low upfront CAPEX investment, short time-to-market and easy activation of additional features as their platform grows. Further details will be available at NAB Show, Conax Stand #SU 4321.
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Akamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video Quality
Akamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video QualityAkamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video Quality and Service Performance Accelerated ingest, reduced latency, predictive delivery and 4K OTT workflows highlight new Akamai products and capabilities at 2016 NAB Show
Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced plans to demonstrate new capabilities at the 2016 NAB Show that can help improve overall performance of over-the-top (OTT) video services and support growing demand for 4K and virtual reality content. Accelerated ingest, latency reductions and predictive delivery will be among the highlights of Akamai's NAB Show presence in Las Vegas Convention Center booth SL3325, all of which can address rising consumer expectations and business requirements for OTT video experiences that exceed those of traditional broadcast and cable television.
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FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K Cameras
FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K CamerasAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce the FUJINON UA13x4.5 wide angle Ultra HD (UHD) lens. Part of the company’s flagship UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses, the world’s first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications, the UA13x delivers true 4K optical quality to 2/3-inch 4K ENG cameras and camcorders. The wide angle UA13x4.5 wide angle can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K+ product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution For Live HD Broadcasts, Production, And Surveillance
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,
800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses
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Guitar Center Professional Works with Stoneworks Entertainment in Upgrading Event Company’s Live Sound Speakers
Guitar Center Professional Works with Stoneworks Entertainment in Upgrading Event Company’s Live Sound SpeakersGC Pro recommends dBTechnologies DVA T4, offering the right solution in terms of vocal clarity and ease of setup
Stoneworks Entertainment is a Pflugerville, Texas-based event production company that provides live sound, lighting and other services for corporate events, performing venues, weddings and anywhere top-quality music and entertainment is needed. Recent upgrades were implemented with the help of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the business-to-business (B2B) division of Guitar Center providing highly customized service for professional accounts. Stoneworks co-owner Six Sanchez had been wanting to upgrade the speakers in their tour sound PA, and an e-mail from GC Pro Account Manager Sean Robertson set the wheels in motion.
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MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSI
MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSIExpert Cinematographer and Long-Time Miller User Pushes Fluid Head to the Limit
When accomplished director and cinematographer Ketch Rossi looked to upgrade his current tripod system, he decided on the Cineline 70 Fluid Headby Miller Camera Support, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. Having only used the Cineline 70 for a short time, the industry veteran quickly learned that the fluid head could offer a setup he had never seen before in his 25 years in the film industry.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening SeriesAward-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” 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. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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PESA Announces Retirement of Co-Founder Frank Zimmerman
PESA Announces Retirement of Co-Founder Frank ZimmermanPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, today announced the retirement of Frank Zimmerman, one of the company’s co-founders, effective today. With the late Dick Swan, Zimmerman established Communication Technology, Inc. (ComTec), the company that would eventually become PESA, in 1973. Zimmerman has remained with the company throughout its 43-year history.
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Canon USA Announces Five New High-Performance Network Cameras
New Models Include Speed Domes with 30x Optical Zoom, a Vandal-Resistant Indoor Fixed Dome with Canon’s Unique Remote PTRZ Adjustment, and a Vandal- and Weather-Resistant Outdoor Fixed Dome with Built-In IR Illuminators
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled five new network cameras with advanced capabilities designed to effectively meet the needs of indoor and outdoor applications in a wide range of markets. All five cameras share several core technologies and features including a Genuine Canon Lens for capturing high-clarity, virtually distortion-free video, a 2.1 Megapixel (1920 x 1080) resolution high sensitivity CMOS sensor, and Canon’s powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor which helps to provide images with remarkable color accuracy even in low-light environments.
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Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit ToolDailies solution now goes BEYOND dailies with many new features for media management from production through post.
At NAB 2016, MTI Film will launch the latest version of its groundbreaking dailies and media management software Cortex with new features for IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
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NHK chooses Nevion Flashlink for 8K Super Bowl transmission
NHK chooses Nevion Flashlink for 8K Super Bowl transmissionNevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, has announced its Flashlink DWDM optical transmitter was used by Japanese state broadcaster NHK in its 8K transmission of Super Bowl 50.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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CoSA VFX makes Gotham City its Star: Behind the scenes of Fox's Batman Origin tale "Gotham"
CoSA VFX makes Gotham City its Star: Behind the scenes of Fox's Batman Origin tale "Gotham"CoSA VFX uses ftrack to manage its VFX work – which is split between Los Angeles and Vancouver – to stay on top of the hectic schedule while producing stunning, high-profile work
We’ve seen many renditions of Batman in film and TV, but none like FOX television series Gotham. Here we follow a young Bruce Wayne immediately following the murder of his parents, but long before he chooses to embrace his fateful role as hero and protector.
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OrionVM and BluLogix Strengthen Channel Offering with Unique Technology Partnership
OrionVM, an award-winning white-label wholesale Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, and BluLogix, a leading cloud services marketplace provider, today announced a technology partnership for the channel partner community at Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2016, taking place March 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV. The one-of-a-kind union enables clients to quickly brand and launch high-performing public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions with the ability to easily package and bill those products.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Line Of Handheld Wireless Presenters
Devices Empower Business Professionals, Educators and Public Speakers to Easily Control Presentations within Various Venues
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PR10-G, PR100-R and PR1000-R Handheld Presenters featuring easy-to-see green or red beams, a backlit LCD, timer and slide control features to help provide dynamic flexibility for business professionals, educators, students and lecturers to move away from the podium and deliver an effective presentation.
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CANON EXPANDS imagePROGRAF PRO SERIES WITH FOUR NEW MODELS FOR THE FINE ART, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PRODUCTION SIGNAGE MARKETS
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series with four large format inkjet printers. The extension of the Series includes the 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2000, designed to provide spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets, as well as the eight-color 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S, two affordably priced models to economically create eye-catching posters and vivid displays for the production signage industry.
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Canon Partners With Swizz Beatz For "Rebel With A Cause".
Canon Partners with Swizz Beatz for “Rebel with a Cause” Campaign Helping to Bring Undiscovered Artists to the Forefront in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the EOS Rebel CameraCanon Partners with Swizz Beatz for “Rebel with a Cause” Campaign Helping to Bring Undiscovered Artists to the Forefront in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the EOS Rebel Camera.
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Small Tree Shared Storage Solution a Great Fit for San Francisco Production Company
Small Tree Shared Storage Solution a Great Fit for San Francisco Production CompanyPrice Point, Customer Service and Scalability Offers Much-Needed Solution for Skycar
Small Tree shared storage solutions are a fantastic option for any start-up looking for an excellent product at an affordable price; especially one that comes with exceptional customer service. Recently, the design and video production company,Skycar Creative out of San Francisco, switched to Small Tree to streamline workflow and improve project management. The team has not looked back since making its decision.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016
Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016See these Transvideo products with Tiffen International on stand Q10 and on the ARRI stand J30 at BVE Expo 2016 at London’s ExCel, 23rd-25th February
Don’t miss seeing Transvideo’s latest and greatest products on show at BVE Expo 2016.
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Focusing-in on Norway's Hocus Focus and Mistika
Scandinavia's Top Mistika Facility Looks Forward to Another Productive Year
"Our clients are keen to embrace new technologies for image capture and SGO is always on the ball to make sure Mistika can work with these as soon as possible.”
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E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo Campaign
E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo CampaignWith the success of the Fall 2015 promo campaign for E! & New York Fashion Week, the creative team at the popular cable net returned to leftchannel for a brand-new promo for Fashion Week 2016. Once again, E! called on the production & motion graphics studio, headed by Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, for an expansive, new promo drawing E! viewers into the excitement of Fashion Week 2016.
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Los York's Dexton Deboree Writes/Directes New Content Campaign for Jordan
Los York's Dexton Deboree Writes/Directes New Content Campaign for JordanLos York's Managing Partner Dexton Deboree has just written and directed a new, 360 campaign for Jordan Melo 12 "Built for More." The main spot launched on multiple channels last week, including www.jordan.com, Facebook, and Instagram. Additional digital and social content, key Home Page images and a retail video; which all feature a common creative thread and theme, also launched.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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Google Partnership with Miami International Film Festival
Google Partnership with Miami International Film FestivalGoogle Initiative on Gender and Race Leads New Highlights at Miami Dade College's 33rd Miami International Film Festival: Festival Also Unveils Dynamic Slate of Women Filmmakers Already Confirmed for Annual Festival, March 4 - 13, 2016
A unique partnership with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles, is among new highlights unveiled today by Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival, as Festival organizers count down to the 33rd edition of the acclaimed annual event March 4 - 13, 2016. The Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university.
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Trost Motion Partners with DitoGear to Bring Motion Control to Precision Camera Sliders
Trost Motion Partners with DitoGear to Bring Motion Control to Precision Camera SlidersNew Bundle from Trost Motion and DitoGear Deliver High Design, Precision Motion Controlled Cinematic Experiences for Filmmakers
Trost Motion (www.trostmostion.com) today announced they have partnered with DitoGear™ (www.ditogear.com) to combine precision motion control systems with Trost Motion’s family of cinematic camera sliders. As a result of this partnership, Trost Motion and DitoGear are offering a bundled solution for filmmakers; the MotionKit with OmniController for Trost Motion.
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Nevion joins Alliance for IP Media Solutions
Nevion joins Alliance for IP Media SolutionsAIMS launched to promote open standards and interoperability in IP
Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, has joined several other broadcast and media industry organizations to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions . AIMS, an independent trade association, has been established to further the use of open standard and interoperability in IP for broadcasters.
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Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 Cameras
Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 CamerasProduction of the new sitcom “Zoe Ever After”, set to air in early January on BET, used a style of shooting that harkens back to the studio style of the 1980s and 90s sitcoms before a more cinematic approach became the norm. With three FUJINON 4K Cabrio PL-mount lenses – the 25-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio - on Sony F55 large-format cameras, show DP Bill Sheehy (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) operated in a multi-camera, “live-cut” environment with all three cameras covering the scene at once. However, with the Sony F55 and Cabrio lenses, the show looks more like a single-camera production, in the style of “Sex in the City.”
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The 25th Anniversary of the EOS REBEL SLR Camera Line With Launch Of "Rebel With A Cause" Initiative
Profiling Modern Day Rebels Including Daredevil Nik Wallenda and Music Producer Swizz Beatz, “Rebel With A Cause” Campaign Filmed Entirely with Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras
Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to honor this milestone by introducing its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. In 1990, the iconic “Image is Everything” campaign introduced the Canon EOS Rebel, an SLR camera born with a cause — to put the power of pro photography into the hands of the public and level the playing field forever. 25 years later, Canon launches “Rebel With A Cause,” embarking on a journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, capturing their causes through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR. “Rebel With A Cause” will invite people into their worlds, celebrating the imagery that makes their causes shine and motivating others to join their movements.
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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Produce Patient Television with Blackmagic Design
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Produce Patient Television with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children’s), one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States, is creating and broadcasting in-hospital programming using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve and ATEM Television Studio. The programming is aired on the hospital’s Star Studio in house closed circuit TV channel, which brings live, interactive shows to young patients and their families.
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Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens Family
Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens FamilyNew 2/3-inch CJ20ex7.8B Portable Lens Features 4K Optical Performance and 20x Zoom
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ20ex7.8B portable 4K broadcast lens for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This versatile lens features a 20x zoom range and provides the optical excellence needed for 4K broadcast production. With a focal range of 7.8-156mm, a broad range of scene compositions can be achieved from a single lens. A built-in 2x extender allows more telephoto operation without sacrificing 4K image quality. Editors can then select a 1920 x 1080 crop from within the 3840 x 2160 camera original with full HDTV image quality. Alternatively, the 4K UHD camera video can be down-sampled to HDTV offering enhanced resolution by virtue of that super-sampled original.
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CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights
CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among HighlightsFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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SGO Captured the Attention of World-Class Creatives at IBC2015
SGO Captured the Attention of World-Class Creatives at IBC2015Mistika Sessions Engaged Audiences on all levels
The committed SGO team presented another inspirational experience at IBC with pure panache, sporting a striking stand, demonstrating that its Mistika and Mamba FX post production systems provide the only real differentiator for companies wanting to stand out from their competitors. High-profile creative professionals including leading broadcasters, colourists, compositors, post facilities and famous film studios paid the stand a visit to survey the very latest technology on display. The latest “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” trailers by Mistika customer Bad Robot, proved a big hit.
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Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCine
Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCineDays off for the FUJINON Cabrios at AbelCine rental were rare this past summer. Even with a total of 15 PL 19-90mm, seven PL 85-300mm, and three 14-35mm Cabrios available, they rarely stayed put. AbelCine staff and DP customers attribute their popularity to a combination of factors, including: a detachable servo (on the 19-90 and 85-300mm), long focal ranges, light weight, and consistent image quality throughout the frame.
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Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSES
Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSESIdeal for Sports, Concerts and Other Live Events, the New UHD-DIGISUPER Line of Lenses Includes 4K and 4K Premium Classes
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new long-zoom 2/3-inch 4K field lenses in support of the emerging 4K UHD broadcast camera systems. The UJ86x9.3B (UHD-DIGISUPER 86)* is the flagship Premium 4K field lens and is flanked by the UJ90x9B (UHD-DIGISUPER 90)* standard 4K field lens. These two lenses are the first in Canon’s line of 4K broadcast lenses for covering sporting events, concerts, and other live events.
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Nexidia Honored With Technology and Engineering Emmy
Nexidia Honored With Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award
Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, today announced that it has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a Technology and Engineering Achievement Emmy® Award for Phonetic Indexing and Timing. The award recognizes the unique, patented speech technology behind Nexidia's products for Media & Entertainment — which focus on search, script-based editing, and caption verification and alignment — for its novel and creative approach to solving some of the industry's most challenging problems.
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Canon Announces World's First 4k Uhd Wide-angle Broadcast Lens*
Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens**, with Best-in-Class features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions. Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Vimond Highlights Speeds NRK to Social Media with Topical News and Sports Clips
Vimond Highlights Speeds NRK to Social Media with Topical News and Sports ClipsCome and see us at IBC.Booth 14.E26
NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, has installed Vimond Highlights to streamline and accelerate the process of creating video clips from live coverage and posting them online.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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IBC News: The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC2015
IBC News: The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC2015The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC2015 Software-defined video addresses the relentless advance of technologies such as Ultra HD, MPEG-DASH and high dynamic range
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced plans to showcase disruptive innovations to help content providers address next-generation video complexity at IBC2015 (Hall 4, Stand 4.B80, RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre). In addition to its full product suite, Elemental will highlight the industry’s most advanced MPEG-DASH implementation, automatic provisioning of live channels in the cloud, CDN-independent ad insertion, “second-generation” 4K with high dynamic range (HDR) and workflows for better optimizing content monetization.
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"
Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a remarkable new NASA documentary film entitled “The Year of Pluto,” which was written, produced and directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles, who was also a producer/director on Carl Sagan’s classice 1980 TV series “COSMOS.” The new project, filmed behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Laurel, MD) and elsewhere over more than 11 years, is a one hour documentary which turns hard science into personal stories, and gives viewers insights into the history and long journey of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and why it matters.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve Art
New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve ArtKodak and Cinelab London Form Initiative to Assist in Creation of Film Elements
Kodak is launching a pioneering archival program for UK customers today as part of the company’s continuing focus on independent filmmakers. In collaboration with Cinelab London, the KODAK Archive Package offers flat-rate pricing for film, digital recording and processing. This allows Kodak to work with independent content owners to deliver a cost effective archive master on film regardless of the origination format of a production.
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Canon's New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros
Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFCTM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.
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Asia Pacific Media Companies Adopt Aspera High-Speed Transfer
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that three Hong Kong-based media companies, Encore Inflight, Interface Video Production Ltd and Yapku have selected high-speed transfer software from Aspera, an IBM company to speed the worldwide exchange of large video files with content producers, partners and clients.
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Guild Of Television Cameramen Announces Gtc Awards 2015 Winners
Guild Of Television Cameramen Announces Gtc Awards 2015 WinnersThe Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd annual awards presentations at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire
The Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd annual awards presentations were held on Sunday May 18 at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. The awards were presented by Stuart McDonald, one of the UK's premiere live and event television directors.
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Accomplice Media's Sherpas Cinema Captures the Spirit of Adventure in National Campaign Launching the 2015 Jeep Renegade
Accomplice Media's Sherpas Cinema Captures the Spirit of Adventure in National Campaign Launching the 2015 Jeep RenegadeAccomplice Media directing team Sherpas Cinema collaborated with The Richards Group and Jeep on a new campaign launching the 2015 Jeep Renegade across North America.
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AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome Homes
AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome HomesEveryone could use a little magic in their lives, and that’s just what the residents of Overland Park, Kansas got unexpectedly in the spring of 2013 when beautifully crafted fairy homes with doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up along a heavily wooded walking trail. Intrigued by the story after reading about it in the Kansas City Star, director/producer Sharon Liese set out to make The Gnomist, a documentary with an initial focus of revealing who was behind the construction of these mysterious houses. “I thought I was going to solve the mystery of who was building the homes, but then I learned that so many people were being kept afloat by these homes, that I realized there was a deeper story to be told.”
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
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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ATTO to Demonstrate End-to-End High Performance Media Workflow Solutions from Content Creation to Delivery at NAB 2015
Addressing the needs of 4K/8K editing, media asset management and connecting production systems to IT infrastructures
ATTO Technology, Inc. today announced that it will showcase its extensive portfolio of connectivity solutions designed to create a complete high performance infrastructure from workgroup through enterprise, from content creation through delivery at its NAB booth #SL7610 in Las Vegas, April 13 – 16.
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Atomos Shogun Adds Free Functionality for Filmmakers
The Atomos Shogun, already widely acclaimed as the industry's premier 4K Monitor Recorder, gains a multitude of exciting new features available immediately as a free firmware update.
In the space of only 3 months, the Atomos Shogun has quickly cemented itself as the indispensable tool for filmmakers. It is the only product on the market that combines a 4K ProRes 10-bit recorder, 1920 x 1200 high pixel density monitor, professional balanced XLR audio and seamless conversion between HDMI & HD-SDI workflows all housed within a lightweight, durable polycarbonate/ABS body. With AtomOS6.2 firmware released today, the impressive feature list continues to expand, with functionality improvements to enhance the recording, playback & monitoring capability.
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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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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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Volvo Ocean Race Standardises On Cobham
The Volvo Ocean Race is a testament to the skill and endurance of the crews battling the sea and the elements in a trial of seamanship and boat design. It also illustrates the crucial part communications play in modern sailing. Cobham has a major role in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, supplying technology that not just keeps the boats in touch with the control centre and provides vital contact in time of emergency, but is also a key element in video coverage of the race.
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Autodesk to Preview Game Engine @ GDC 2015
Previews Stingray Game Engine, Announces Maya LT 2016
Rounding out its collection of game development tools, Autodesk, Inc. is previewing its new Stingray Game Engine this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company is also launching Autodesk Maya LT 2016, the latest release of its 3D animation and modeling software for professional indie game developers.
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS
New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Featuring the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm), this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position, entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography. Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.
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The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i 1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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Forbidden Retools Sales Model in U.S., Maintains Customer Focus Through Partners and Resellers
Forbidden Technologies plc, the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that it is restructuring its North American business to move from a direct to an indirect sales and support model. Forbidden will close its Burbank, California, office and instead support clients either from the U.K. or via its local partners and resellers. Jason Cowan, Forbidden's commercial manager for Forscene, will now oversee customer relationships in North America.
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VFX Supervisor Jon Massey Joins FuseFX
VFX Supervisor Jon Massey Joins FuseFXTwo-time Emmy nominee leading effects team for AMC’s “Turn.”
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Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 Seasons
Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 SeasonsHit Series Has Relied on Vitec Videocom Brands for All Seven Seasons
As the acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy nears its finale, director of photography Paul Maibaum, ASC continues to rely on solutions from Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, and OConnor during the production’s stage and location shoots in Southern California. The DP and his crew have trusted the gear to perform throughout all seven seasons of this hit show.
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Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to capture the first person point of view essential to the new suspense thriller film “Sympathy Said the Shark,” a new film executive produced by Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the popular hit show “Ghost Adventures.”
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SynthEyes 1411 3-D Tracker Released
The new 1411 release focuses on improvements for SynthEyes's already-extensive supervised tracking feature set. A new offset-tracking workflow permits accurate temporary tracking of an adjacent feature when the primary feature is occluded . Tracker size, aspect, and search-size can now be animated, making it easier to re-track and refine an existing track. Trackers now offer animated reference crosshairs, which can be helpful when placing trackers when there are extended linear features nearby. The graph editor has been enhanced with the new animated channels, though they are not visible until they are animated. The channel display now makes it easier to identify which channels are keyed on a given frame as you scrub through the shot. The constrained-trackers view can now be sorted to make it easier to identify problematic trackers, and to identify local vs inter-camera constraints.
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Cinematographer Lol Crawley to Headline Kodak Panel at Camerimage
Cinematographer Lol Crawley to Headline Kodak Panel at CamerimageKodak Panel to Focus on the Modern Film Workflow
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eyeball Launches Full-Scope Rebrand For Oxygen Media
eyeball Launches Full-Scope Rebrand For Oxygen MediaComplete Network Redesign Emphasizes Oxygen's Voice in Women’s Entertainment; Broadens Appeal to a New Generation of Young Women
Creative strategic design agency eyeball recently completed a holistic rebrand for Oxygen Media, which launched across all platforms on October 7. Beyond the new on-air look, the rebrand extended across Oxygen's digital platforms, which have been relaunched to best serve their young, multicultural female audience. The initiative culminates on the heels of a new network tagline, very real, and a logo refresh, the latter of which eyeball created in collaboration with Oxygen.
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Behind-The-Scenes: Making of the new Glock G41 Commercial
Behind-The-Scenes: Making of the new Glock G41 CommercialModest, a commercial production company based in Atlanta, GA has just launched a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the making of a commercial for Glock's new G41 Gen4 Pistol. The special challenge was that the storyboards called for a pivotal scene to start on a crane 30-feet directly above two parked SUVs and ended 300-yards away at the moment the plane was breached, and the director wanted to shoot the entire thing in one shot.
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The First Precept for Shooting Outstanding Surgical Video Some years ago I was involved in the discovery and planning stages of a series of surgical video projects that were going to be created for and by the entire University of California ten-campus healthcare system. The essence of the project was...
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Filmcity video camera shoulder mount kit (FC-105) with PROAIM Camera Follow Focus X1 (FF-X1)
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One day, when we're sitting in our rocking chairs recounting our past IT glories ("Why, when I was a young man, computers had ‘wires’”), we'll invariably start talking about our storage war stories. There will be so many. We'll talk of frisbee tossing stuck disks or putting bad drives in...
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