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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-Production
News: Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 12th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from editing systems to High Dynamic Range, 4K and how to stay healthy and fit in a demanding profession that requires most of your time be spent behind a computer. Moderated by Technology Journalist, Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Zack Arnold (editor and founder, Fitness In Post), Terence Curren (editor/colorist and founder, AlphaDogs Post), Carsten Kurpanek (editor) Bernie Laramie (producer), and Mark Raudonis (SVP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions).
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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-Production
News: Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 12th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas.
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Tim Thorsteinson becomes Quantel CEO
Experienced industry figure to lead the combined Quantel and Snell organization
Quantel and Snell announced today the appointment of Tim Thorsteinson as CEO, effective immediately. Tim is a visionary leader who has held many senior roles in the media technology industry including twice as the CEO of Grass Valley, President of the Broadcast Communications division of Harris Corp., and President and CEO of Enablence. He is the ideal individual to lead the next stage in the development of the combined Quantel and Snell.
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Winners Announced at ICG 52nd Annual Publicists Awards
Bob and Harvey Weinstein Receive Motion Picture Showmanship Award from Billy Bob Thornton Chelsea Handler Gives TV Showmanship Award to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos at 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob Newhart; President’s Award to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
More than 900 Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild 52nd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke.
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loyalkaspar Partners with NBC UNIVERSO to Help Transform and Re-launch the Network
News: loyalkaspar Partners with NBC UNIVERSO to Help Transform and Re-launch the NetworkNBC UNIVERSO Taps Branding Agency to Develop New Brand Identity for the Modern General Entertainment Cable Channel for Latinos
Entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar has partnered with NBC UNIVERSO in developing its rebrand campaign. The agency was tapped to develop a new creative foundation that would help transform the network (formerly mun2) into a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos. This included revamping the brand identity, personality, and sonic branding, as well as developing a launch campaign around the strategic position, “Inspire the Wow.” The debut of the rebrand coincided with NBC UNIVERSO’s exclusive telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in Spanish.
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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
News: Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively parties
News: Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively partiesThe Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by USA Today as one of the “Great Places for a Film Festival,” will roll out the red carpet for filmmakers and movie lovers, March 4th-8th, 2015, to celebrate the art of filmmaking and provide another great reason to visit Hollywood’s original ski Shangri-La.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates End Of 2014 With Top-notch Industry Awards And Accolades
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is honored to celebrate the end of 2014 with several awards from prominent industry organizations and publications. Acknowledged for its industry-leading products in both the camera and printer markets, and business solutions, Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., has been recognized by Interbrand as a Best Global Brand and one of the World’s Most Reputable Companies of 2014 by RepTrak100.
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EditShare Gains Admission to Oregon State University
News: EditShare Gains Admission to Oregon State UniversityUniversity media departments standardize on EditShare; converged workflow facilitates media sharing and better archiving across campus
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced that Oregon State University has selected the end-to-end EditShare tapeless workflow solution to facilitate media production and sharing across its Media Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Media, and Outreach and Engagement departments. The foundation of the campus-wide installation is based on a tiered storage platform comprised of over 200TB of EditShare shared storage and a 160-slot Ark LTO tape library for integrated archive and backup.
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BaseCamp Entertainment Signs Director Carlos Perez
News: BaseCamp Entertainment Signs Director Carlos PerezAcclaimed Multidisciplinary Creative Director Positions the Production
New York-based production company BaseCamp Entertainment is pleased to welcome multidisciplinary creative Carlos Perez to its directorial roster. With more than 17 years of experience transforming brands, Perez positions the company for continued growth in the U.S. Hispanic market producing high-end commercials and branded content. Perez is also the founder of Elastic People, a Miami-based design agency specializing in integrated branding campaigns for global brands and celebrities.
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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
News: 2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap Technology
News: USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap TechnologyWorld’s Leading Institution for Research and Training in Digital Arts Installs OptiTrack Prime 41 Systems in its Performance Capture Stage and in Two New Labs
Renowned for educating some of the most distinguished filmmakers in the world, the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) shapes the future of media content with its research on the science behind digital arts. Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, the school installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. In addition to outfitting its revamped performance capture (PCAP) stage with OptiTrack technology, SCA established two new labs with integrated motion capture: a World Building Media Lab directed by award-winning 5D co-founder Alex McDowell and the world's first university IMAX® theater.
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Content Creation Company Bigstar Studio Launches
News: Content Creation Company Bigstar Studio LaunchesStudio Bridges The Worlds Of Entertainment, Advertising & Broadcast
Award-winning motion graphics and design company Bigstar has launched Bigstar Studio, a new content creation company at the intersection of entertainment, advertising and broadcast.
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Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares Magazine
News: Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares MagazineCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that one of its students was the winner of the “Best Horror Game Design” Award from Ares Magazine. A media vehicle for short stories in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, each issue of Ares Magazine is delivered to subscribers along with a new game.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
News: Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement AwardsOrganization Will Recognize the Careers and Contributions of Influential Editors
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will each receive one of the organization’s highest honors, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The special awards, which are determined by the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, are presented to honorees whose contributions to the field of post production are significant. Heim and Roberts will be on hand to accept their awards at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show on November 6, 2014, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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NYC Saddles Up for Equus Film Festival
News: NYC Saddles Up for Equus Film FestivalTickets Now on Sale for the Largest Multicultural Collection of Horse Films Ever Screened
Newly Renovated MIST Harlem Theatre Takes Up the Reins as the Equus Film Festival Promotes a Full Stable of More than 100 Winning Films on
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BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATION
News: BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATIONPaul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W Join Big Block Live’s Creative Collective, Newly Represented by Miss Smith, KK Reps and Devine Reps
Big Block Live has expanded its creative collective of directors with the signing of Paul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W. The new crossover talents join Big Block Live’s existing lineup of live action writer/directors who understand longer format content and who strategically consider distribution and cultural relevance when developing ideas and concepts.
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SMPTE® to Join AES in Presenting Two Sessions at AES137
Sessions Apply Recent Research and Industry Expertise in Examining the Impact of Evolving Technology on Audio for Cinema and Broadcast
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will participate in the 137th International Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES137) Oct. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Together, experts from SMPTE and AES will present two sessions dedicated to audio in broadcast and cinema.
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Quantel launches software version of Qube editor
News: Quantel launches software version of Qube editorNew choice saves money and adds flexibility for Enterprise sQ users
Quantel launched the software-only version of its Qube craft editor at IBC, giving Enterprise sQ customers the choice to purchase Qube as a software or turnkey system. The software Qube supports the AJA Kona 3G for full HD and SD input and output.
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Avid Everywhere Enables dock10 to Accelerate Innovation and Expand its range of Managed Services
Leading European media services provider leverages the openness, scalability, and integration of the Avid MediaCentral Platform to expand its business
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced that dock10, a leading media services provider, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ and implemented a fully integrated, end-to-end workflow centered upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The workflow, comprised of industry-leading Avid solutions, delivers the openness, scalability, and integration dock10 needs to enhance productivity, adopt innovative new workflows, and continue expanding its business to new markets.
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TV Globo Puts Dalet Media Life at Center of its Entertainment Production
Dalet enterprise MAM to command and control the entertainment content creation of Brazil's production powerhouse
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced that TV Globo, the world's second-largest commercial TV network by annual revenue, is placing Dalet Media Life, based on the award-winning Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform, at the heart of its entertainment archive.
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Quantum Introduces Extended Online Storage Architecture Combining High Performance with Unlimited Scalability for Content Workflows
New StorNext Pro Workgroup Solution Featuring Lattus Object Storage Seamlessly Extends Content Collaboration at Lower Cost with No Performance Compromises
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today unveiled StorNext® Pro Workgroup, a new easy-to-deploy, high-performance and high-capacity content workflow solution for postproduction and broadcast professionals. This integrated solution supports ingest, production, review and delivery along with different options for peta-scale content storage and access at any stage of the workflow — all in one system. By choosing StorNext Pro Workgroup with Quantum's Lattus™ object storage-based system, users can extend their online collaboration by seamlessly shifting nonreal-time workflow operations to Lattus — a fully protected, infinitely scalable storage infrastructure — with no negative impact on performance.
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Grass Valley and Masstech Integrate GV STRATUS with Masstech Media Management for Fast, Efficient Archiving and Restoring
Eliminates disruptions in newsrooms and other production workflows by providing search, preview and restore of archived content from within GV STRATUS
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, will demonstrate the integration of GV STRATUS with Masstech media management solutions to create a seamless workflow for archiving and repurposing high-resolution assets. GV STRATUS users will have a complete, integral toolset, including a unique workflow for news, to efficiently archive and restore content between K2 Summit 3G media servers and storage units and archive systems managed by Masstech. The GV STRATUS and Masstech solution also makes it easy to move assets for production in and out of the system and between different systems to different locations, helping to make greater use of valuable content.
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Avid Announces New Platform Innovations for Media Organizations and Creative Professionals
Platform-wide Resolution Independence, Connectivity Toolkit advancements will help media professionals and organizations connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today introduced new and upcoming innovations for the Avid MediaCentral Platform—an open, extensible, and customizable common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere™ strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. The company announced plans for resolution independence across the platform and the next phase of the Avid Connectivity Toolkit. These latest innovations are focused on helping media organizations and professionals connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Dalet Unveils Integrated Platform Solutions at IBC2014
Company Supports Continued Development of Amberfin; Integration Alongside Dalet Galaxy and Dalet Brio Platforms to Deliver Broader and Deeper Set of Workflow Solutions
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, unveiled today its new platform lineup: Dalet Brio (high-density ingest and playout), Dalet AmberFin (high-quality transcoding), and Dalet Galaxy (enterprise MAM). These three distinct, yet tightly integrated platforms enable Dalet to answer both the current and future requirements of the media industry with a range of complementary products and modules that address targeted applications as well as combine to offer best-in-class business solutions.
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Grass Valley Demonstrates New IP Technology at IBC 2014
SDN-Enabled Control is Key to Building Hybrid Networks that Bridge the Gap Between SDI and IP
Broadcasters seeking to accommodate viewers’ demands for high-quality live programming, delivered in real time and on demand across multiple platforms, are increasingly considering developing IP-based workflows to handle changing bandwidth, scalability and flexibility requirements. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will feature a series of IP-enabled solutions at its IBC 2014 booth, Hall 1: Stand D11, to help customers choose the right option for their needs.
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Quantum to Showcase New Stornext Solutions at IBC2014 that Simplify Deployment, Management and Overall Workflow
Leading Provider of End-to-End Workflow Storage Solutions Will Feature StorNext Connect and StorNext Pro Workgroup Offerings
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that it will highlight several new solutions at IBC2014 that demonstrate the company's continued leadership in helping users meet their end-to-end content management and workflow needs.
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Orad RealSet Was Awarded the Panorama Audiovisual Award 2014
The Company has Won an Award for the Best Virtual Set Solution
Orad received an award at the Panorama Audiovisual Awards 2014 in the category “Virtual Set Solution” for Orad RealSet. More than 200 companies competed in 49 categories. Voting was carried out through a dedicated website, and the winners were decided online by the readers of the magazine Panorama Audiovisual.
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StreamGuys Multimedia Player Supports Video Ad Insertions for Commercial Internet Radio Station
95.5 The Fish transitions to SGplayer, an Interactive HTML5 Player That Reliably Streams Music and Revenue-Generating Ads To Mobile Devices
Last November, StreamGuys announced a new HTML5 multimedia player to help broadcasters and streaming services expand online and mobile audiences through its all-inclusive, multiplatform approach to content delivery. Now, a major commercial broadcaster has upgraded one of its stations to the interactive player to achieve both reliable multiplatform streaming; and revenue generation through video ad insertions.
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Quantum Simplifies Management Of Stornext 5 Workflow Storage With New Stornext Connect
News: Quantum Simplifies Management Of Stornext 5 Workflow Storage With New Stornext ConnectTool Set Makes It Easier Than Ever to Install, Discover, Manage and Monitor StorNext® Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced StorNext Connect, an easy-to-use tool set that simplifies the installation, discovery, management and monitoring of StorNext environments. Designed for Quantum StorNext 5 appliances and initially delivered as part of the company's StorNext Pro Solutions, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy or upgrade their StorNext systems and identify and resolve issues quickly to maximize performance and uptime.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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HUSH Continues Creative Growth with Addition of Design Director Claudia Chagüi
News: HUSH Continues Creative Growth with Addition of Design Director Claudia ChagüiExpanding their collaborative team of multi-talented designers, architects, and artists, design agency HUSH is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning design director Claudia Chagüi. A gifted creative and leader, Chagüi brings her history in dance and a varied background in commercials, interactive installations, retail, and events to further empower HUSH in its approach to crafting powerful brand design.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive
News: Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development ExecutiveArsenal FX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive. Previously, she was a Manager in the Live Events Division at Marvel Entertainment.
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Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience
News: Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic ExperienceChristie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase Theatre, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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InfoComm Names Derrick Lund, CTS-D, Justin Kennington, Young AV Professionals Award Winners
InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Young AV Professionals Award to Derrick Lund, CTS-D®, of the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Justin Kennington of Crestron. The awards were presented at InfoComm 2014, the top annual commercial audiovisual trade show taking place June 14-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Quantum's Alex Grossman to Give Keynote Address on True Cloud-Enabled Workflow at Creative Storage Conference
Will Discuss How Content Creators Can Use the Cloud to Alleviate Increasing Pressures on Post and Broadcast Production
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) today announced that Alex Grossman, the company's vice president of Media and Entertainment, will serve as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Creative Storage™ Conference on June 24 in Culver City, California. His presentation, "The Smarter Cloud for Media: More Than Compute and Storage — True Post and Broadcast Production Workflow," will examine how the cloud can help content creators remain competitive as they address new workflow challenges in content production and delivery while enabling broader collaboration and improved efficiency.
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GatesAir Emphasizes Transport and Delivery for Over-The-Air Networks at BroadcastAsia2014
Company will Showcase High-Efficiency Transmitters and Flexible IP Transport Architectures
At BroadcastAsia2014, GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for television and radio, will showcase how over-the-air broadcasters can leverage IP-based, high-efficiency transmission solutions to cost-effectively launch and monetize next-generation, multichannel digital services. The company will exhibit at Stand 5B3-03 in the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, June 17-20.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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Tekserve Achieves Premier Certification From Cisco In United States
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco®. To earn Premier Certification, Tekserve had to meet standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
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Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Dead Men Float," the first new film in more than a decade from "American History X" producer and the creator of dozens of films and television movies, Jon Hess, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Editors’ Lounge Showcases Powerful New Editing And Storage Tools Inspired By The Avid Everywhere™ Vision
News: Editors’ Lounge Showcases Powerful New Editing And Storage Tools Inspired By The Avid Everywhere™ VisionThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their annual post-NAB round-up on April 25th with an all-Avid event showcasing the latest tools for post-production professionals. Attendees were treated to a sneak peek hands-on experience of the new licensing and deployment options for Avid’s Media Composer ® video editing software, Avid ISIS ® shared storage, and pro audio innovations— all powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, a common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. One lucky raffle winner at the end of the evening went home with a copy of Media Composer 7.
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Cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri is Proud Owner of Miller Camera Support LP ’54 Classic Tripod
News: Cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri is Proud Owner of Miller Camera Support LP ’54 Classic TripodWinner of Miller NAB Charitable Raffle Shares His Excitement for the Brand and its History
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, recently announced budding cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its NAB 2014 raffle event. Mighty left the show floor a proud owner of Miller’s iconic, retro LP ’54 Classic tripod, a rare, collector’s item built by hand from remaining components left after the last production run of the Light Professional (LP).
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MZED Joins Together With Vincent LaForet For a 32-City Camera Direction and Movement Tour
32 Cities | May 6th –July 13th 2014
DGA Director Vincent Laforet is getting ready to launch his cross-country "Directing Motion Tour" that will span 32 cities in just over 9 weeks,  where he will teach thousands of filmmakers how, when and why to move the camera. If you’ve ever wanted to elevate the level of your directing and DPing skills with an in-depth understanding of how important camera movement is to just about any piece of motion, this is a workshop you just might want to consider.
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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer
News: Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive ProducerNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer. Coming to Light of Day from Fluid NY, Milano will leverage both a wealth of experience as a post producer and a background of hands-on experience as an editor and artist. She has worked with such top clients as NY Lotto, Travelocity, GameStop, Ford, Pier 1 and Fiat, among numerous others. Her technical stills encompass a vast understanding of the post production process, including expertise in such software as Avid, Autodesk and Final Cut.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Imagine Communications Acquires Digital Rapids
Creates industry's Most Robust TV Everywhere Portfolio, Enhances Software-Defined Workflow Management And Multiscreen Encoding, Transcoding Capabilities
Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of software and networking solutions serving the global media and entertainment markets, today announced the acquisition of Digital Rapids, an award-winning innovator in IP and file-based media processing solutions and software-defined workflow management technologies.
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Public Debut of the New Grass Valley at NAB 2014
Merger of Grass Valley and Miranda Delivers A Game-Changing Force In Broadcast Technology - Future-Ready, Today
NAB 2014 sees the launch of a new leader in the broadcast technology industry, created by the merger of two of the market’s most respected and dynamic firms – Grass Valley and Miranda. The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, and the result of Belden’s investment of $800 million over the past three years in the broadcast market. The new Grass Valley is uniquely placed to deliver the future of television, combining a strong understanding and vision of the workflows required for live and on-demand video with an unrivalled heritage of pioneering the way television is created, produced and delivered.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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CatDV Extends Leadership in Asset Management Partnerships at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, developer of leading asset management system CatDV, has further extended the essential technology integrations that form the solid foundation stones of effective asset management, with today’s announcement of new integration partners, and with CatDV appearing on more partner booths than ever during NAB 2014.
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Signiant Launches SkyDrop Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Movement of Large Data Sets Into and Out of Cloud Storage
Intelligent File Movement Software Leader Extends Cloud Platform, Offers Scalable and Reliable High-Speed On-Ramp to Cloud
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement, today announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop – the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offerings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.
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WDBJ Upgrades its Newsgathering to HD with Grass Valley
Station Harnesses the Powerful Capabilities of GV STRATUS and EDIUS for the Delivery of HD Content
In a move that rounds out a full migration to HD programming, Schurz Communications-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, is upgrading its existing Aurora™ system from Grass Valley® to GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools and EDIUS® 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software for enhanced production and full HD news delivery. WDBJ produces six daily newscasts that deliver breaking news and weather updates, as well as locally-produced sports programs for viewers across the state of Virginia. With the help of Grass Valley’s premiere partner Digital Video Group (DVG), and its longstanding relationship with WDBJ, the new HD system was first demoed and then configured to WDBJ’s exact specifications, making the transition easy.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Archimedia Technology at the 2014 NAB Show
Conceived at last year's NAB Show out of the need to deliver and read files originating from 4K cameras, Archimedia Technology offers a range of tools that allows video engineers and archivists to access, play, manage, and test files in mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, ultimately making content deliverable more quickly at higher quality. In its inaugural run at the NAB Show, Archimedia invites visitors to its booth to experience the power of this unparalleled line of tools on HD and UHD screens, including the foundation of its product line, the Archimedia Master Player.
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Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey
The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
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IdeaWork Studios’ Uncommon Approach is Foundation for Uncommon Expertise
and New York, NY, – IdeaWork Studios, an award winning full-service branding and interactive firm, is notably uncommon. The firm was founded with a particular principal: be the antidote to the big agency experience. They know that big is not synonymous with excellence, and thus have carved an impressive reputation for themselves as small; without the burden of bureaucracy of their industrial-sized counterparts, they are immensely effective. To that end, their roster of clients is as impressive as their work, which focuses primarily on hospitality, nightlife, gaming, luxury, and fitness industries.
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Anevia Strengthens Its Cloud Strategy With Acquisition Of BackstreamTV
Anevia, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure solutions for OTT, live TV and Video on Demand (VoD), today announces a major reinforcement of its Hospitality business with the acquisition of BackstreamTV.
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Bonfire Labs Adds Two Veteran Producers To Team
Stephanie Hornish & Mona Salma Join Bonfire Labs, Bringing Deep Advertising & Entertainment Production Credits
Bonfire Labs has continued its expansion of key staff, adding veteran producers Stephanie Hornish and Mona Salma. Ms. Hornish joins Bonfire Labs as Senior Producer and Ms. Salma has joined the team as a Producer. Combined, the two bring almost 30 years of experience to Bonfire's production team and world-class, award-winning talent.
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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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Support The Monuments Men In The Search For Lost Art
In anticipation of the nationwide release of "The Monuments Men, the new film from director George Clooney based on the true story of the race to save 1000 years of culture, moviegoers can visit SupportTheMonumentsMen.com, where they will find resources and information about the ways we all can continue the search for landmark works that were stolen or taken as souvenirs during World War II and are still missing today. The film, which is written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, will be released on February 7, 2014.
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Digital Nirvana Continues To Help Through Corporate Social Responsibility In 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, Digital Nirvana, a provider of monitoring, management and compliance systems for broadcast, cable, and satellite networks, shares details of its corporate philanthropic endeavors for the year. The company’s corporate social responsibility program focused on educating children, providing shelter for the homeless, feeding the hungry and reducing domestic violence.
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Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard II
News: Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard IIDavid Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country
On Friday 15 November, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) became the first UK theatre to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools, as Richard II with David Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country.
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Salesforce Taps Bonfire Labs To Support Creative Work For "Dreamforce 2013"
Bonfire Provides Over 25 Unique Animated Digital Pieces For Signature Event
Bonfire Labs was tapped by longtime client Salesforce to provide its signature "Dreamforce" conference with more than 25 unique digital pieces to accentuate & dramatize the event.
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Grass Valley Deploys First GV STRATUS in Hong Kong
OneTV taps GV STRATUS, EDIUS Elite, and K2 Summit for cost-effective, multiplatform news delivery
Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.
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Christie Lights Up “A New York Holiday” With Experiential Windows And In-Store Gallery At Barneys New York
News: Christie Lights Up “A New York Holiday” With Experiential Windows And In-Store Gallery At Barneys New YorkInnovative Technology Partnership Meets Next Generation Retail Merchandising to Revitalize the Retail Shopping Experience This Holiday Season
The “Empire State” meets state-of-the-art display technology from Christie® for a spectacular, fully immersive visitor experience this holiday season at the Barneys New York flagship store in Manhattan. Barneys and Christie have partnered again to bring back the traditional family shopping experience in a “bricks and mortar” setting, creating magical windows and an in-store gallery through the use of visual technologies.
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New StreamGuys Interactive HTML5 Multimedia Player Breaks Compatibility Barriers
Unique player design solves metadata challenges, simplifies multiscreen advertising for broadcasters, audio publishers across multiple devices
StreamGuys announces the launch of its HTML5 player to help broadcasters and streaming services retain and increase audiences with a multiplatform approach, ensuring one player can accommodate revenue-supported live streams on iOS, Android and other mobile and desktop devices.
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ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand Package
News: ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand PackageAfter capturing the sophisticated yet brash personality behind the eponymous "late-night" sports show marking Olbermann's return to ESPN, entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar was challenged to brand a different type of personality: a network dedicated to an entire culture of college sports fans.
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Trollbäck + Company Forecasts A 'Change' With The Weather Channel Rebrand
News: Trollbäck + Company Forecasts A 'Change' With The Weather Channel RebrandThe Weather Channel has hired strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) to re-launch the brand as the world’s most immersive and knowledgeable source of information and inspiration for the weather enthusiast.
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Da Ai TV Selects Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live Encoders for Online and Mobile Streaming
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Taiwanese charity and humanities programming provider Da Ai TV has selected Digital Rapids' StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders to power live streaming of its news, drama and cultural content to global viewers online and through dedicated apps for mobile viewing platforms.
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2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production
News: 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post ProductionThe 2013 HPA Awards® took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.
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Marvel's Thor: The Dark World™ Battles Its Way Into North American IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting Nov. 8
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
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ProMAX’s New Platform Server Series The Next Big Step In The Shared Storage Revolution
ProMAX Systems, the southern California-based manufacturer of shared storage servers and video editing workstations, has announced groundbreaking additions to their Platform shared storage server line. ProMAX originally disrupted the norms of shared storage by launching their game-changing Platform servers with functionality covering not only shared storage, but also other advanced functions such as Asset Management, Media Conversion, and Archiving. Platform’s latest innovations represent a bold progression by expanding upon the existing Platform Online and Platform Studio lines with a new Platform Nearline storage system that is ideal for disk-based back up. In addition to new hardware options, software developments have increased the functionality of every Platform system by adding features previously found only in the Enterprise Storage sector. Each system is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance to the most demanding video-post workflows, ranging from online and nearline to Enterprise levels, with capacities from 8 Terabytes to 512 Petabytes.
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Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSION
News: Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSIONAstucemedia plays a key role in launching FUSION, ABC/Univision’s new TV/digital network
Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics products and services with staff in USA, Europe and an office in Dubai, UAE—integrated a live news graphics workflow at the Miami network operations center for the new TV/digital network FUSION.
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Sun Valley Film Festival Announces 2014 Call For Entries
The Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by "USA Today" as one of the "Great Places for a Film Festival" is now accepting films in all categories including shorts, mixed media, animation, youth films, feature length documentaries and narratives for the third annual Festival, March 13 - 16, 2014. Join us this March as we celebrate the art of filmmaking with movies, panels, parties, dinners, special events, and spring skiing.
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India’s TV NOW Selects Grass Valley Solutions for First HD News Operation
First deployment in growing India broadcast market for GV Director and GV STRATUS, builds on momentum generated by recent Grass Valley wins
TV NOW, a brand new 24-hour Malayalam satellite television channel for news and other informational programming, plans to launch with a fully integrated high-definition news production solution from Grass Valley®. TV NOW’s new infrastructure will include three GV Director™ nonlinear live production systems, the powerful GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools,nine LDX Flex™ HD studio cameras, a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher, a K2 Summit® 3G transmission server, EDIUS® nonlinear editing software, and HD K2 SAN storage. Together, these solutions will enable TV NOW to get news to air more quickly and without any interruptions, which is crucial to the smooth running of an operation that airs programming 24/7.
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Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloud
News: Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloudCelebrating its 16 years in the media and entertainment industry, Prime Focus today launched True North, its global 24x7 content operations hub. True North will house more than 600 people and offer cloud based media services to Prime Focus Technologies’ global clientele including the likes of Star, Bloomberg, Disney, Warner Bros., SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.
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StreamGuys Powers In-Store Broadcasts for Custom Channels
Cloud-based streaming architecture supports custom music services with dynamic ad insertions for businesses
Internet music service Custom Channels is helping retail businesses like Whole Foods Market transform in-store environments with broadcast-quality audio programs, mixing music and dynamic advertising that deliver a branded, radio-like experience. The company is relying on robust, cloud-based streaming services from StreamGuys to support its customers.
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"Film Scripts Series Classic Screenplays" Edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman
“This remarkable collection of screenplays could well represent a true expression of 20th-century literature,” says Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM. —Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM
Applause Books is proud to present the Film Scripts Series (Oct. 2013, $27.99), a new series that brings back into print some of the greatest screenplays ever written. These four volumes, edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman, contain work from award-winning writers such as William Faulkner "The Big Sleep", Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire", Arthur Miller "The Misfits", and Gore Vidal "The Best Man".
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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award
The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid® will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
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The Colonie Continues to Grow, Adds Editor Keith Kristinat
News: The Colonie Continues to Grow, Adds Editor Keith KristinatThe Colonie has added Keith Kristinat to its editorial staff as the boutique, creative post-production studio continues to expand to keep pace with its busy workload. Kristinat arrives from Red Car, Chicago, and brings strong relationships with local advertising agencies and a sparkling reel that includes work for such brands as Nintendo, Kellogg’s, Allstate and American Family Insurance. His first project for The Colonie is a documentary for Nike (via Game Seven Marketing) about its Chi-League summer basketball program.
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Facilis TerraBlock Adds Multitasking to DHX Media’s Repertoire
News: Facilis TerraBlock Adds Multitasking to DHX Media’s RepertoireYo Gabba Gabba!, Super Why, Angela Anaconda and Johnny Test represent just a handful of venerable children’s television series that DHX Media has produced and distributed over the years. Today, the Nova Scotia-based company is one of the largest independent children’s entertainment companies in the world. As it continues to expand, the company relies on a strong post production arm and solid technological foundation with Facilis TerraBlock SAN at its core to finalize new content in time for air.
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New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop Violence
News: New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop ViolenceBranding/Marketing agency Omelet, production company Foundation Content, and Director James Lipetzky have teamed up to jointly produce “License to Operate,” a feature-length documentary film about former gang members who are working together to eliminate gang violence and restore peace in their communities. The new documentary is an outgrowth of the production of a promotional video shot earlier this year for non-profit “A Better LA” by Omelet, Foundation, and Lipetzky.
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Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlockFor graduates seeking jobs in media and entertainment production, competition is fierce. Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Digital Media Program strives to provide students with hands-on training and field experience that will give them a competitive edge upon entering the industry after graduation. Offering tracks in Audio Production, Cinema/TV Production, Gaming and Animation, IT and more, UVU’s four-year program lays the foundation for a successful career in any digital media discipline.
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Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice MediaAward-winning director Diane Paragas has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation in commercials. Paragas’s work spans commercials, documentaries, narrative films and branded content with much of it rooted in the stories of real people.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"
News: Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at www.thewizardofoz.com/habitat
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
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Grass Valley Releases Latest Version of GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Application Framework
New ‘Multisite’ function connects multiple GV STRATUS sites and allows users to browse and share remote content Includes plug-in for use with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC for advanced editing and program creation Interfaces with Telestream Vantage® for publishing to mobile devices and the web, Enables Avid migration
Grass Valley® announces the latest version of GV STRATUS®, its widely used nonlinear media production tool. GV STRATUS includes powerful upgrades and increased functionality that take file-based productions to the next level by drawing on Grass Valley’s unique combination of user knowledge, engineering excellence, and product portfolio. The forward thinking approach of GV STRATUS is enhancing the business models of news, live, and playout media production organizations as they meet the growing demands for a multi-screen, multiplatform audience.
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IBC2013: Vizrt to Resell Quantum’s StorNext® Solutions; Ideal for Managing, Storing and Preserving Digital Content
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC)—being held from September 13-17 in the RAI convention center in Amsterdam—Vizrt announced its new Reseller Agreement with Quantum, the premier storage solutions provider for the media and entertainment industry. Vizrt will be in Hall 7, Stand A10 at the show.
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Grass Valley Announces GV STRATUS Support for ANNOVA’s OpenMedia Newsroom Computer System
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley® announced today that the company's GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools now interface with Germany-based ANNOVA Systems’s OpenMedia 4 Newsroom Computer System. This signifies a powerful step forward for Grass Valley’s presence in central Europe’s newsroom market.
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Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone Yet
News: Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone YetAll-New Design, Packed with Incredible Features in Five Gorgeous Colors
Apple® today introduced iPhone® 5c, featuring an all-new design, packed with incredible features in five gorgeous colors—blue, green, pink, yellow and white. iPhone 5c is built on a foundation of features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina® display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight® camera—all while delivering great battery life. iPhone 5c comes with more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime® HD camera, and iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.
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JVC 84-Inch 4K Monitors, RGB Spectrum Superview 4K Create ‘Ultra HD’ Real-Time Multiviewer System
News: JVC 84-Inch 4K Monitors, RGB Spectrum Superview 4K Create ‘Ultra HD’ Real-Time Multiviewer SystemJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it has partnered with RGB Spectrum to jointly develop an affordable, “Ultra HD” real-time multiviewer system that is appropriate for a variety of high-end monitoring applications. The system combines JVC’s PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité or RS‑840UD Reference Series 4K 84-inch LCD monitors with RGB Spectrum’s SuperView 4K Multiviewer.
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