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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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multiCAM Systems Elevates Integrated Production and Delivery for AV Environments at InfoComm Debut
Company will demonstrate rich array of fully and semi-automated systems to capture, record and stream presentations, lectures and live events
multiCAM Systems, a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, will introduce its complete range of integrated production systems for corporate, education and other AV verticals at its InfoComm debut.
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Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond
Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond
Saturday May 13, free event in Hollywood, free livestream, featuring VFX vets from film, TV, and spots including Guardians of the Galaxy, House of Cards, many more
On Saturday May 13 in Hollywood, and with a free worldwide livestream, the latest in the Blue Collar Post Collective's Post Talks series will take a closer look at the VFX pipeline from offline to artists to online and delivery. We'll talk about the collaboration between editorial and VFX houses on scripted content, promos and commercials, the importance of communication across departments, the different roles involved in this pipeline, and how to find jobs and succeed in them! This will be a great discussion for anyone in offline, online or VFX to understand how visual effects happen and discover jobs on both ends of the pipe they may not have known about before.
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Norwegian Football Debuts New On-Air & OTT Look Courtesy of RCS
Norwegian Football Debuts New On-Air & OTT Look Courtesy of RCS
RCS Collaborates with Fotball Media on Data-Driven Graphics for Eliteserien Rights Holders; Delivers New Graphics for Discovery Networks Norway’s Soccer Programming
The first round of this season’s live Norwegian Football matches recently hit TVs, mobile phones and other viewing platforms with elegant new graphics created by Reality Check Systems (RCS). Fotball Media, the Norwegian Football Federation’s broadcast arm, enlisted RCS ahead of the season to create a new data-driven graphics package that ensured consistent brand representation across Norwegian Football rights holders’ match programming. RCS also teamed with Discovery Networks Norway (DNN) to develop a complementary graphics package for its studio programming.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Portable Thunderbolt 3 broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB capture and playback solution!
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
See GPU accelerated 4K HDR workflows with Bluefish444 KRONOS and the Adobe Creative Cloud video tools at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at NAB Show 2017 utilising the all new Bluefish4444 KRONOS video, audio and data I/O card.
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RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
Object tracking solution, universal pan/tilt heads and a robotic camera dolly; all sport unique features, performance and cost-effectiveness to set them apart from the crowd
RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming, is demonstrating the latest tools in its arsenal of powerfully simple products at NAB 2017 in Booth SL12713. This year RUSHWORKS is enhancing it already robust range of technology solutions with: LOCKED ON, an object tracking solution that eliminates the need for video camera operators; the upgraded PTX Model 1 and 2 Universal PanTilt heads controlled from DMX and/or VISCA devices; SegmentR PRO, a robust utility that transcodes and optimizes multiple formats in a file-based workflow; and NEWSDOLLY, a robotic camera dolly that introduces dynamic PTZ camera motion and anchor tracking to news and other studio and stage productions.
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
Leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that it has partnered with Ross Video to offer the Ross XPression render engine as a graphics plug-in available within Pebble’s channel playout products. The XPression plugin, running onboard Pebble Beach System’s Dolphin and Orca integrated playout systems, will be demonstrated for the first time on NAB stand SL6320.
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Singular.Live Launches, Brings Personalized Graphics to OTT
Singular.Live Launches, Brings Personalized Graphics to OTT
Cloud-based platform combines live production and graphics tools into a web-based interface to simplify the creation and delivery of compelling video to consumer devices
Singular today announced the release of Singular.Live, a cloud-based platform for OTT that allows content producers to easily design, build, control and publish interactive graphics on top of live video feeds for delivery to a range of connected devices. Backed by investment partner Reality Check Systems, Singular.Live will be on display in Booth C8332 at NAB 2017, as well as at the LiveU Booth C2617.
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FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion Camera
FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super  Slow-motion Camera
Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system and RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut the next generation high-speed full 4K camerain its FT-ONE series, the FT-ONE-LS-12G. Designed specifically for fast-paced sporting events, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers high-quality image performance, even in low light conditions that are often found in sports stadium venues and can prove troublesome for most high-frame-rate cameras.
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Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized Playout on IBM Bluemix Public Cloud at NAB
Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized Playout on IBM Bluemix Public Cloud at NABAt NAB 2017, on booth SL 6320, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will demonstrate its Orca virtualized playout system running on the IBM Bluemix public cloud service. NAB attendees will be able to see a live deployment and hosting of multiple IP channels originating from IBM’s San Jose datacenter.
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ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
Seamless production automation and streaming delivery workflow powers new multimedia offering for web, OTT and mobile audiences
ENCO Systems and StreamGuys announced today that Bahamas-based ILTV Studios has launched a new, online visual radio channel, powered by ENCO’s comprehensive automation platform and StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming media delivery service.
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Streamstar X2 Brings X-traordinary Live Production and Streaming at X-tremely Affordable Price
Streamstar X2 Brings X-traordinary Live Production and Streaming at X-tremely Affordable Price
New system provides path to smarter, faster, easier broadcasting on a budget
Streamstar®, award-winning developer of advanced live production and streaming tools, is making x-tremely affordable broadcasting available to those with even the most modest budgets with the launch of Streamstar X2, an x-traordinary live production and streaming studio. Streamstar X2 is designed to bring a reasonably priced broadcast system to organizations with less demanding requirements, such as individual schools, single churches or local sports clubs. Streamstar X2 will be introduced at NAB 2017 with the world’s first live demonstrations to be conducted in Booth SL 6124.
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NEP Becomes First Company to Purchase TSL's New MPA1 Solo SDI Monitoring Products
NEP Becomes First Company to Purchase TSL's New MPA1 Solo SDI Monitoring Products
NEP UK installs 14 units in new state of the art OB truck
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced that NEP UK, part of one the largest providers of live event solutions in the world, has become the first company to purchase the recently-announced MPA1 Solo SDI monitoring product. NEP UK is currently installing 14 MPA1 Solo SDI units in a brand new OB truck destined to cover sporting events.
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multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
In addition to showcasing its artificial intelligence and automated graphics capabilities, multiCAM Systems will demonstrate how tightening the Visual Radio and social media connection can engage and build online audiences
multiCAM Systems, an integrated video production specialist serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, has enhanced its fully automated Visual Radio solution, MULTICAM RADIO, in advance of the 2017 NAB Show, where representatives will demonstrate key new features and benefits across its own booth (N8513) and two partner booths (RCS at N2519; Wheatstone at N6531).
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ToolsOnAir Continues to Drive Broadcast Innovation
ToolsOnAir Continues to Drive Broadcast InnovationMore than a decade ago, ToolsOnAir introduced the world to a new generation of broadcast workflow. The debut of their "TV Station in a Mac" delivered the tools of professional video broadcast workflow - previously only available in costly, proprietary black-box systems - to the robust, affordable, and ubiquitous MacOS, signaling the emergence of a new breed of modern and agile video broadcaster.
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Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland VR-4HD switcher adds Still Capture and Creation capabilities.
Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular VR-4HD AV and Streaming Switcher. The Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the VR-4HD RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3-size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available.
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GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design Infrastructure
GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design InfrastructureBlackmagic Design today announced that Ghana’s largest private television broadcaster has completed an upgrade of its studio and outside broadcast facilities to support Ultra HD 4K production. The solution for GH One’s solution was built around 12G-SDI broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design.
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Broadcast Pix Debuts BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Controlled from Anywhere
Broadcast Pix Debuts BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Controlled from Anywhere
New Switchers Feature Enhanced BPNet, Hybrid SDI/IP I/O and Built-In NewBlue CG; Controlled from Anywhere by Tablets, Phones, and Panels
Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new BPswitch™ family of integrated video production switchers, which feature the industry’s first control-over-IP from anywhere by tablets, phones, and panels. Now, a corporate, government, school, or religious live broadcast can be controlled from a control room, the audience, another city, or even from home. Plus, broadcasters can control a remote unmanned studio affordably. The new switchers have enhanced BPNet™, hybrid SDI and IP I/O, streaming, NewBlueNTX graphics, optional robotic camera control, and are 4K upgradeable. The company will demonstrate its new switchers at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721) on April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
Matrox cards add 4K along with SDI & IP interoperability to SMART+ integrated ingest, playout, and graphics ecosystem
Matrox® Video today announced that HARDATA® Corp, a premier developer of TV and radio workflow solutions, has incorporated the Matrox DSX LE4 LP multi-SDI video cards and Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards into its SMART+ 9440 and 9440 IP integrated channel-in-a-box (CIAB) solutions.
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TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Solo SDI Audio Monitor
TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Solo SDI Audio Monitor
Compact and lightweight design featuring ‘scroll-to-hear’ monitoring of all SDI embedded audio, with front panel control and remote web interface.
TSL Products, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, today announced the immediate availability of the all-new MPA1 Solo SDI audio monitor. Part of the MPA (Monitor Plus Audio) range, the MPA1 Solo SDI provides users with an intuitive yet flexible audio monitoring tool that enables users to view all 16 embedded channels simultaneously while allowing any channel to be selected for monitoring. The MPA1 Solo SDI will be showcased at NAB on booth N5615.
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
New Application Offers Faster File Conversion, Simple Interface, and Customizable Features to Streamline Transcoding Workflow
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released PrimeTranscoder™, a new video-transcoding application for Mac® users. PrimeTranscoder offers GPU acceleration, a simple interface, and many other features that make it more robust than any other transcoding application at its price point.
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Imagine Communications Debuts Software-Only Version of Next-Gen Compression Platform
Imagine Communications Debuts Software-Only Version of Next-Gen Compression Platform
Selenio One XC high video quality transcoder is deployable on virtualized or cloud environments and COTS appliances
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, introduced Selenio™ One XC, a software-only addition to the company’s next-generation multipurpose compression platform, which offers media companies a single platform for performing a range of encoding, transcoding and related processing operations. Selenio One XC, optimized for both primary and secondary distribution, enables content owners and video service providers to improve operational efficiencies by delivering more channels over existing distribution infrastructures.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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Dalet Expands Choices for Broadcasters and Content Producers
Dalet Expands Choices for Broadcasters and Content Producers
Solutions for Media Workflows Orchestration That Streamline Program Preparation, Unified News Operations, Multimedia Radio, Post-Production and Multi-Platform Distribution
Dalet Digital Media Systems will be presenting the evolutions of its range of solutions at NAB 2017, from April 24th through April 27th, on booth SL6210. Based on the Dalet Galaxy orchestration and asset management platform, these solutions help streamline a variety of workflows including: Programs & Promos management, Multi-Platform distribution, Unified News Operations, Sports highlights & magazines, Post-Production and Multimedia radio.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix Switchers
Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced an agreement with NewBlue, an innovative titling and video effects company based in San Diego, to include its high-end CG engine in Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. Titler Live powered by NewBlueFX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its new graphics capabilities at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Cinegy Harnesses the Power of NVIDIA GPUs
Cinegy Harnesses the Power of NVIDIA GPUsIn the broadcast world, “big data” is literally that, and much more. According to Cinegy Head of Product Management Lewis Kirkaldie, who spoke at Cinegy’s annual Techcon conference in Munich, “It should more commonly be called ‘really big data.’”
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Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at WonderCon
Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at WonderConLeftchannel’s animated short “Fred” embraces an opportunity to screen again at Part 2 of the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival this week, just a few months after the festival’s first screening at LACMA this past December. The upcoming screening will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of WonderCon, the sister festival of Comic-Con, with more screenings anticipated at other festivals this year as well, including Comic-Con in San Diego.
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DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersDirector of Photography John Kelleran shot season eight of the Travel Channel’s popular HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE show with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. With several episodes of season eight already broadcast, the remainder of the season will resume in September 2017. HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE is a reality television program in which struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
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Cellnex equips its Labs with ATEME’s TITAN File
Cellnex equips its Labs with ATEME’s TITAN FileATEME, a global leader in video compression solutions for broadcast, has announced that Cellnex Telecom has deployed ATEME’s Titan File multi-codec and multi-format video transcoding software in its Spanish operation. The solution was supplied by TmediaT, an ATEME partner, and is designed for bandwidth-efficient content transcoding up to 4K.
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Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic Design
Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that China’s Wuhan TV installed a Blackmagic Design workflow incorporating a number of Blackmagic Design products for its first full HD studio, including Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, Teranex 2Ds, Universal Videohub 72, SmartScope Duo and various OpenGear Converters.
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AJA HELO Simplifies Streaming and Recording for Media Apex Productions Live Event Productions
AJA HELO Simplifies Streaming and Recording for Media Apex Productions Live Event ProductionsFrom Reggae on the River to the Enchanted Forest Gathering, live streaming has become a new norm on the music festival circuit, opening up doors for Humboldt, CA-based video production company Media Apex Productions whose sweet spot is multi-camera live production. With a full project slate planned for the year spanning music festivals and other events that require live streams and archives, the company recently updated its workflow with an AJA HELO for H.264 streaming and recording.
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Imagine Communications Initiates Next-Generation Playout for Abu Dhabi Media
Imagine Communications Initiates Next-Generation Playout for Abu Dhabi Media
Cloud-native business continuity solution provides model for fully virtualized playout and delivery infrastructure
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has successfully implemented a business continuity playout site, with full premium channel functionality, for Abu Dhabi Media (ADM). The disaster recovery solution uses Imagine Communications' playout, automation and other software products running on du's Media Cloud platform. du is one of the leading ICT service providers in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to providing ADM with a cost-efficient and fully functional disaster recovery facility, the cloud-based deployment has prompted the media company to revitalize its premises-based playout operations to match the performance and flexibility of the new cloud-based facilities.
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Matrox® Announces Maevex™ 6150: Quad-4K Capable Encoding Appliance
Matrox® Announces Maevex™ 6150: Quad-4K Capable Encoding Appliance
Quad encoder appliance allows top-quality 4K streaming & recording functionality, enhanced with zero-latency pass-through
Following the customer, partner, and media enthusiasm seen after releasing the Matrox® Maevex™ 6100 series of multi-stream 4K products, Matrox Graphics is today unveiling an all-new multi-4K capable stand-alone encoding appliance. The Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance affords the full feature set of the Maevex 6100 quad encoder PCI Express® card, delivering industry-leading quad 4K capture plus multiple encodes to stream and/or record at low bit rates. Offering four or more channels simultaneously, the Maevex 6150 provides an all-in-one, dual density form factor with the additional IO befitting an appliance.
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Saudi Media City Co. Chooses Pebble Beach Systems' Automation Solution for New Broadcasting Center
Saudi Media City Co. Chooses Pebble Beach Systems' Automation Solution for New Broadcasting CenterSaudi Media City Co. (SHAMAS) has chosen to install an automation system from leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems. From its new state of the art headquarters in Riyadh --featuring a fully-equipped broadcasting center, SHAMAS acts as a service provider for commercial channels broadcasting to the region.
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro Media
PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro MediaCelebro Media, one of Europe's leading creative television production companies, has chosen a complete playout solution from PlayBox Technology to power a new channel for a major Middle East broadcaster. The system comprises AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo and SafeBox Neo and was recently installed at the company's London studios.
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Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Playful Cartoons Combine Practical Information with Captivating Visuals to Communicate Product Features and Installation Possibilities for Best in Class Series of Amplifier Products
Powersoft, a leading manufacturer of advanced power amplification technology, recently launched a playful — yet informative and practical — video campaign designed to inform new and existing customers of its latest series of groundbreaking amplifiers: Quattrocanali. The international campaign, which utilizes cartoons in a clever and informative narrative visual context, consists of four separate videos, each honing in on a key concept of the campaign's messaging: 'Seamless Integration', 'Effortless Installation', 'Greener Earth', and an 'overview' of the line.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playout
Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playoutCinegy today announced that Thailand’s Next Step direct-to-home Freeview HD platform has deployed multiple Cinegy Air PRO Bundles, a comprehensive, IP-based software suite for automated SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout for their multi-channel playout offering. Next Step, a multi-channel operator and distributor in Thailand, launched its free-to-air HD platform in late 2015, and has grown exponentially since, with the potential to provide HD programming to approximately 67 million people throughout the country.
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Malaysia’s Media Prima Television Network Successfully Goes on Air with Pebble Beach Systems
Malaysia’s Media Prima Television Network Successfully Goes on Air with Pebble Beach Systems
TV3, 8TV, NTV7 and TV9 Now Rely on Pebble's Marina Automation and Dolphin Integrated Channel Devices
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Media Prima Television Network, the leading media company in Malaysia, has just transitioned its old legacy automation systems to a new infrastructure based on Dolphin, Pebble's compact and cost-effective integrated channel device, and Marina, the company's powerful centralized ingest, content management and multi-channel automation solution.
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City of Durham Takes First Step Toward HD Production with Broadcast Pix
City of Durham Takes First Step Toward HD Production with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Durham, N.C., has upgraded to a Granite™ 1000 integrated production switcher for coverage of its bi-monthly city council and monthly planning commission meetings. Vivian Cruz-O’Doherty, government television manager in the city’s Office of Public Affairs, said the new switcher is Durham’s first step toward upgrading its meeting coverage to HD production.
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wTVision launches ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud with the support of ATEME
wTVision launches ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud with the support of ATEMEwTVision, in partnership with ATEME, has just demonstrated a fully hosted cloud playout system, based on Amazon Web Services Infrastructure. ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud is based on the latest version of wTVision’s playout automation solution and will open up a complete new range of possibilities for broadcasters worldwide.
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NAB 2017 Preview: OCTOPUS Newsroom
NAB 2017 Preview: OCTOPUS NewsroomOCTOPUS Newsroom, the world's leading producer of computer newsroom systems, will demonstrate the full feature set of its Octopus 8 newsroom solution at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. "Octopus provides all the capabilities television, radio and online journalists need to operate as a team or individually, whether working at a single site, distributed sites or on location," comments Gene Sudduth, national sales director for North America.
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Arcade's Jeff Ferruzzo Edits Endearing Storylines in New Commercial Campaign for Raymond James
Arcade's Jeff Ferruzzo Edits Endearing Storylines in New Commercial Campaign for Raymond JamesThe profound stages of a human being’s life are celebrated in Raymond James’ newest commercial campaign, edited by Arcade’s Jeff Ferruzzo. With “Doors,” transitions take a couple from marriage and a newborn to career changes and family events, asserting a unity between themselves and Raymond James in planning their life and their finances. “Kevin” is a retrospective on a boy’s progression in the world while navigating through school, jobs, love and embracing his eventual role as a family man. The lovable spots are tributes to the undeniable potential of one’s success when guided by Raymond James’s “trusted advice, for life.”
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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nick’s New Look and Feel Comes as Net Is Experiencing Creative and Ratings Surge
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make the world a more playful place. Created with global branding and creative agency Superestudio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nick’s new look focuses on the power of imagination via an array of kids interacting with the real world and Nick’s beloved characters in surprising and surreal mixes of live-action and graphics.
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Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
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Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed with New FOR-A Switcher
Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed with New FOR-A Switcher
NAB Introductions to Include Low-Cost Switcher with Ability to Support up to 10 Inputs and Seven 4K Outputs
At NAB Show 2017, FOR-A will introduce the HVS-490 live HD/4K-UHD multiple effects production switcher; HVS-100TB2 interface; MBP-200TB2 SDI Gateway with Thunderbolt™ interface; and FVW-700 HD/4K-UHD telestrator. Held from April 22-27 this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, FOR-A will exhibit in NAB booth C5117.
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Adorama Showcases Broadcast’s Best Gear, Launches B-to-B Sales Division at NAB 2017
Adorama Showcases Broadcast’s Best Gear, Launches B-to-B Sales Division at NAB 2017
See the full gamut of broadcast production gear from top manufacturers plus hands-on demo of multi-camera production workflows at Adorama NAB booth; Adorama consultative business sales services; double the stakes for daily show floor giveaways
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be showcasing its offering of professional broadcast and production equipment at the 2017 NAB Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24-27.
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Bexel Provides Robotic Camera Systems for '60 Days In' Docuseries
Bexel Provides Robotic Camera Systems for '60 Days In' DocuseriesBexel has supplied all audio/video equipment for the third season of the innovative A&E docuseries "60 Days In," which premiered March 2. Produced by Lucky 8 TV, the third season is set inside Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line in North, Central and South America
FOR-A Corporation of America and ClassX announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis, the ClassX solution of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, Central, and South America. The agreement provides broadcasters and live event producers with the ability to create and play out ClassX real-time broadcast graphics integrated with FOR-A video switchers.
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PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​
PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​PlayBox Technology Limited will introduce the latest versions of its CloudAir universal playout and streaming platform and Neo channel-in-a-box product suite and at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24-27. "We will also be making a very big announcement on the floor at this year's NAB so please make sure you come and see us on booth N5311 in the North Hall," says US director of operations Van Duke.
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Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
The post-production industry’s most popular plug-ins get updated with Primatte® keying, Mocha tracking, 360 video support, and RLM licensing tools
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-in packages Continuum and Sapphire, along with its groundbreaking new 360/VR tool, Mocha VR, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 24-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL6824).
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Cinamaker Demos Revolutionary Mobile Live Video Production Technology at SXSW
Cinamaker Demos Revolutionary Mobile Live Video Production Technology at SXSWPRNewswire-- SXSW -- Cinamaker will demonstrate its new live video streaming technology that allows anyone to quickly and easily set up their own live multi-camera TV show and broadcast it to audiences worldwide. (at SXSW on March 12 in the Austin Convention Center, booth 204)
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Leading Canadian Media Production Companies Fusion Cine and Great Pacific Media Turn to Archion's EditStor for High Profile Episodic and Reality TV Shows
Leading Canadian Media Production Companies Fusion Cine and Great Pacific Media Turn to Archion's EditStor for High Profile Episodic and Reality TV ShowsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, announces the rapid growth and adoption of Archion's EditStor in Western Canada, highlighted by two leading media companies in that region – Fusion Cine, a top media and entertainment technology vendor, and Great Pacific Media, a leading producer of factual television content. Those companies have invested regularly in Archion's EditStor for large scale post-production and broadcast requirements involving high profile TV programming.
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Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production
Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production
POV-Sized Camera Sets New Technology Standard for Capturing HFR Images
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, has unveiled the Bexel Clarity 800 camera, the world's first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on its unrivaled experience in live broadcast, Bexel developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producers' increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing and stabilization made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for The Foundry's Nuke and Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio while continuing to be available for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe Premiere Pro®.
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ATG Danmon Upgrades Production Gallery for Input Media
ATG Danmon Upgrades Production Gallery for Input MediaATG Danmon announces the completion of a gallery upgrade at the London headquarters of Input Media, one of Britain's leading sports television production companies. Founded nearly 30 years ago, Input Media produces over 2,000 hours of high-quality programming every year.
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Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Broadcast TV group uses Facebook Live to extend reach and connect with viewers
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Meredith Corporation’s broadcast television group, a publicly held media and marketing services company based in Des Moines, Iowa, has chosen the Wirecast Gear appliance to enable its stations to stream breaking news and news-related content directly to Facebook Live.
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Custom Consoles Completes Studio Desk Project for TV3
Custom Consoles Completes Studio Desk Project for TV3
See Custom Consoles on stand C2-42 at CABSAT, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 21-23
Custom Consoles announces the completion of a studio desk project for Dublin-based television broadcaster TV3 Group. The contract includes two large production control desks plus a single-operator sound control desk with a large integrated audio mixing panel. All three desks are based on the Module-R product series.
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Wrike Announces Video Proofing to Improve Collaboration on Video Assets
Wrike Announces Video Proofing to Improve Collaboration on Video Assets
Explosion of Online Video marketing leaves teams in need of better organization
Wrike, the work management software for high performance teams, today announced the release of a new set of tools that allow video producers, editors and business users to share feedback and collaborate on the development of video assets. With Proofing and Approval for video, Wrike introduces new value to its Wrike for Marketers platform, which supports high-volume digital teams through the entire creative and marketing workflow.
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Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel Solution
Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel SolutionPebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, has been instrumental in helping The Digital Media Centre (DMC) become one of the first television network operations centers in the world to successfully embrace virtualized playout from the cloud.
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PlayBox Technology Neo Powers Lorac
PlayBox Technology Neo Powers LoracLorac Communications Incorporated (LCI), one of the leading telecommunication service providers in the Caribbean and Latin America, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core of a new broadcast playout system. It includes two AirBox Neo servers configured to handle three of its managed cable channels for viewers in the Caribbean & Latin America.
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Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8
Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8Astro AWANI, a 24-hour news network produced for viewers in Malaysia and Brunei, is the latest broadcaster to upgrade its newsroom infrastructure to Octopus 8. "Octopus 8 is highly compatible with our Grass Valley broadcast system," comments Astro AWANI’s head of operations, Tanuja Singh."It also offers many advantages including the ability to handle social media sources just as easily as the traditional spectrum of news feeds.
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ENCO Brings New Instant Media Playout System to Broadcast and Production Market
2017 NAB Show marks the US debut of the multi-format, cost-effective ClipFire solution for quick and simple video and audio playout in demanding live environments
ENCO plans to unleash its robust instant media playout solution, ClipFire, at the 2017 NAB Show, marking the US debut of its all-in-one appliance for playback applications in studio and mobile environments.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
4K/HD/SD playout from Avmeda Marsis Playout Automation
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces compatibility with Marsis Playout Automation from Avmeda. Marsis Playout Automation is a hybrid multi-channel 4K/HD/SD/IP automation solution, allowing both traditional baseband broadcasters and next generation online/IP-based TV customers, to use easily and effectively within their workflow.
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V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
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ToolsOnAir a Key Partner in ReCAP Project
ToolsOnAir a Key Partner in ReCAP ProjectA new consortium of media technology professionals is taking on an exciting project certain to change the way content is stored and accessed. ReCAP (Real-time Content Analysis and Processing) is a joint project that teams broadcast video software company ToolsOnAir with British media technology solutions provider New Media Research (NMR); nablet, a German provider of streaming, codec, muxing, and transcoding solutions; and Austrian nonprofit Joanneum Research (JRS), which focuses on applied research. The ReCAP project, which is partially funded by Horizon 2020, a European Union fund that supports making technology commercially affordable, will implement new technology to enable automated content analysis of video and audio content.
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JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard Interface
JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard InterfaceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced it is offering an all-inclusive system combining the popular GY-HM200SP sports production camcorder and Sportzcast Scorebot4100 scoreboard interface unit. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the new GYHM200SCOREBOT sports production system provides a complete streaming and recording solution that includes a real-time graphics overlay with automatic scorekeeping.
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Crystal Vision's New Frame System and Future-Proof IP Gateways at NAB 2017
Crystal Vision's New Frame System and Future-Proof IP Gateways at NAB 2017Booth N3010 at the 2017 NAB Show will be showing Crystal Vision's forward-looking Vision frame system – suitable for SDI, IP and 4K – which is now shipping, along with its core interface cards including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. Crystal Vision will be discussing its future-proof IP gateways: initially supporting the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols and including PTP as a timing source option, they can be easily reconfigured via a software upgrade for the new standards as they emerge. Crystal Vision will also be showing its well-established Indigo frame system with its popular chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches.
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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017
Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service.
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Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Nerdist-Style Computer Graphics Podcast Features In-Depth, Personal Discussions with Some of the Top Minds in VFX, VR and Architecture
Today, Chaos Group Labs announces that CG Garage,the popular CG art podcast, has just hit its one-millionth download. Known for its unique stories, CG Garage now enjoys over 20,000 weekly listeners. New episodes can be downloaded or streamed every Monday.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid tools and workflows help enable FOX Sports’ production teams to collaborate remotely, maximize their media assets and engage viewers with compelling content across multiple platforms, including immersive VR experiences
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media will play a key role during FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LI, taking place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Avid solutions will enable FOX Sports to facilitate collaboration between production teams located over a thousand miles apart, give all editors immediate access to the footage they need, and create an immersive virtual reality experience for viewers as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"
Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"Syndrome Studio, an award winning creative studio specializing in design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has just created a comprehensive, on-air and on-stage graphics package for the 2017 "People’s Choice Awards." The awards show, which aired on CBS on January 18th, was the 7th consecutive year that Syndrome Studio worked closely with Mark Burnett Productions to create the broadcast and stage content for the event.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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SIXTY Delivers Two New Virtual Studios to Norway’s TV 2
SIXTY Delivers Two New Virtual Studios to Norway’s TV 2TV experience company Sixty has delivered two new virtual studios to the Norwegian broadcasting company TV 2. The physical set is supplemented by real-time graphics and animations, enriching the presentation and increasing and adding to viewer engagement. The two new studios enable TV 2 to enhance almost any content, providing valuable flexibility.
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Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized CIAB for the Public Cloud, 4K Playout, Web Monitoring
Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized CIAB for the Public Cloud, 4K Playout, Web Monitoring
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
At NAB 2017, on booth SL 6320, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing its latest range of solutions, including: 4K playout from the Dolphin integrated channel system; the deployment of multiple virtualized channels in both a public and a private cloud with Orca; and Lighthouse, a web-based remote management and monitoring tool for the Marina automation system.
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Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLIT
Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLITCreative content company​ Alkemy X​ provided visual effects for Universal Pictures’ No. 1 new film SPLIT, from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, it was announced today. From on-set VFX supervision to post-production, the job yielded a total of 74 shots in the final film, including those for the film’s climactic scenes. SPLIT is now in theaters.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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WRAL-TV Selects Xytech's MediaPulse to Keep its Lede
WRAL-TV Selects Xytech's MediaPulse to Keep its Lede
Leading Facility Management Platform Powers Operations For Trailblazing Station
WRAL, one of the country's most respected and innovative television stations, has selected Xytech MediaPulse to manage the station's production and news activities. MediaPulse plays an important role behind the scenes at WRAL, helping to schedule reporters, photographers, anchors, engineers, creative services personnel and their activities, as well as equipment and trucks. MediaPulse also supports scheduling of master control for the station.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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Rugged Portable Workstations - Now with Single or Dual 4K Displays
Rugged Portable Workstations - Now with Single or Dual 4K DisplaysNextComputing’s Vigor EDS workstation is now available with up to 4K resolution on its integrated display and optional 2nd fold-out monitor. This is the only rugged portable workstation with support for Ultra High Definition (3840x2160, 16 million colors), and combined with its powerful performance and portable form factor, the Vigor EDS is the perfect deployable workstation for graphically demanding jobs in any environment.
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BVE 2017 Preview: ATG Danmon
BVE 2017 Preview: ATG Danmon
See ATG Danmon on stand G39 at BVE 2017, London, February 28 to March 2
ATG Danmon will promote its full range of systems integration services on stand G39 at BVE 2017 in London. These include consultancy, project planning, workflow design, system installation, testing and commissioning, documentation, training and technical support.
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TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Parton's SMOKY MOUNTAIN RISE Telethon
TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Parton's SMOKY MOUNTAIN RISE Telethon
Mobile production specialist manages all production elements for star-studded live television event to aid victims of East Tennessee wildfires
Nashville-based mobile production specialist TNDV recently gave back to its community on a project that hit close to home, delivering turnkey production services for country music superstar Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon to aid families affected by the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires that began in late November. Working within an extraordinarily short timeline, TNDV provided production and uplink trucks, equipment, crews and expertise while managing all key video, audio and lighting elements for the live television event.
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ACM SIGGRAPH Selects 2019 Conference Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH Selects 2019 Conference Chair
SIGGRAPH 2019 will take place in Los Angeles, Calif., 29 July - 2 August, 2019
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. Rose, who chaired the Production Sessions during SIGGRAPH 2016 this past July in Anaheim, has been a longtime volunteer and active member of ACM SIGGRAPH over the last 15 years.
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Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for StadiumBlackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects of video production across its Academy Stadium, which is located at its elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy.
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Suitcase TV to feature Iphrame Flyaway Production System at BVE 2017
Suitcase TV to feature Iphrame Flyaway Production System at BVE 2017
BVE 2017, Stand E34, 28 February – 2 March 2017
Suitcase TV Ltd, a leading broadcast IP-based technology developer, today announced that it will feature Iphrame Flyaway, a major advance in the capabilities of compact, powerful IP-based production systems at BVE 2017, 28 February - 2 March.
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PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo Powers PSI Broadcasting, Thailand
PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo Powers PSI Broadcasting, Thailand
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
PSI Broadcasting, Thailand's largest satellite TV platform provider has expanded its playout facilities by upgrading to latest-generation AirBox Neo servers from PlayBox Technology. A long-established PlayBox Technology customer, PSI transmits its own channel, Saradee, and provides playout services to third-party clients.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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Nine Mile Circle’ Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for U.S. Auto Sales
Nine Mile Circle’ Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for U.S. Auto SalesWrestling legend Ric Flair stars as an over the top used car salesman in a new campaign for Georgia-based USAuto Sales. Atlanta creative boutique Nine Mile Circle produced and finished the three spots in which the 67-year-old strongman, known as “Nature Boy,” plays the flimflamming proprietor of Papa Flair’s Used Cars. In one, Flair boasts “we’re body slammin’ prices into the ground,” and then proceeds to dish out the same treatment to his hapless customers. US Auto Sales is offered as an alternative for people who’d rather avoid the arm twisting and stereotypical badgering from a shady used car dealer.
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Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE Loader
Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE LoaderThinkbox Software today released a beta version of the XMesh loader for NUKE, supporting versions 7 and up of The Foundry’s NUKE. XMesh is a production-proven geometry caching plug-in designed to streamline animation and visual effects pipelines that is currently available off-the-shelf for Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The XMesh NUKE loader allows NUKE users to load saved XMesh data from 3ds Max or Maya into NUKE for rendering.
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RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
24 RCS Mobile Workstations Hit the Field to Facilitate Dynamic On-Air Graphics for Gameday Coverage
In anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled for February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Reality Check Systems (RCS) has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFLN to enliven remote studio shows and gameday broadcasts. This marks the ninth successive year that RCS technology has been used to support graphics for the big game, and this year's arsenal includes 18 Bullets, one Twitter Bullet, a custom touchscreen and four tailored systems that will be used to splash compelling graphics across live Super Bowl coverage and pre- and post-game shows.
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