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Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance Now Shipping - Matrox Monarch LCS
Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance Now Shipping - Matrox Monarch LCSAffordable and Easy to Operate Appliance Enables Lecture Recording and Streaming From Every Classroom
Matrox® Video announced today that the Matrox Monarch™ LCS, a compact, easy-to-use, two-input lecture capture appliance is now available for purchase.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016
JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company will also showcase its new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels and its new DT-N series of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated Productions
Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated ProductionsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for seven television programs that received nominations in the 68th Emmy Awards. They include the scripted series The Affair, The Americans, Master of None, Mozart in the Jungle and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the documentary mini-series Jackie Robinson and the documentary series Vice.
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REDirect Film Competition Voting Now Open
REDirect Film Competition Voting Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story.
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Media Links To Show New IP Management System at IBC
Media Links EMEA, a market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced it will show its new network management system NetGazer™ at IBC 2016 on booth 1.C31. NetGazer monitors and manages both local and wide area IP networks to enable performance optimization for high bandwidth multi-media services.
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Live Production at Manila Major eSports Championship powered by Blackmagic Design
Live Production at Manila Major eSports Championship powered by Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced live production at this year's Manila Major, one of the biggest gaming Championships in eSports, was delivered using a live solution built around Blackmagic Design product.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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Matrox Announcement: Matrox and PanoTek Partner to Offer Innovative Video Wall Pixel Delivery Solutions to Asia-Pacific Markets
Matrox® Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce a new collaboration with PanoTek®, an AV systems OEM based in Melbourne, Australia. This value-added partnership provides a new series of high-performance, turnkey video wall controller solutions to AV and systems integrators in the Asia Pacific region. With a diverse product portfolio of video wall and pixel distribution systems for projects of all sizes, this partnership greatly simplifies integration efforts and provides Matrox customers with access to local service and expertise.
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Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Version 7 Now Available
Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Version 7 Now Available
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Lightspeed Live Capture, its new multichannel video capture and processing application, is now available. Part of Telestream’s strategic focus on the live streaming market, Lightspeed Live Capture was built specifically to enable a more concurrent workflow between live broadcasts and companion OTT and VOD distributions. Also announced, is the immediate availability of Vantage version 7, representing the continued evolution of the Vantage software platform with more sophisticated processing, captioning & subtitling, cloud support and social media capabilities.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated Films
Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated FilmsBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the films.
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FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships Shot
FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships ShotBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and Micro Cinema Camera were used by production specialist Drone Immersion during the UEFA European Championships, hosted by France, to film live media coverage of the Marseille FanZone.
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Matrox and PanoTek Partner to Offer Innovative Video Wall Pixel Delivery Solutions to Asia-Pacific Markets
Matrox and PanoTek Partner to Offer Innovative Video Wall Pixel Delivery Solutions to Asia-Pacific MarketsMatrox® Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce a new collaboration with PanoTek®, an AV systems OEM based in Melbourne, Australia. This value-added partnership provides a new series of high-performance, turnkey video wall controller solutions to AV and systems integrators in the Asia Pacific region. With a diverse product portfolio of video wall and pixel distribution systems for projects of all sizes, this partnership greatly simplifies integration efforts and provides Matrox customers with access to local service and expertise.
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Panasonic Introduces Entry-Level AG-AC30 Full HD Handheld With Full HD Handheld With Broad Slate of Professional Features
Panasonic Introduces Entry-Level AG-AC30 Full HD Handheld With Full HD Handheld With Broad Slate of Professional FeaturesPanasonic today announced the introduction of the AG-AC30, a handheld camcorder with top professional features including a powerful 20X optical zoom, wide-angle 29.5mm lens, LED light for low-light shooting, two-channel XLR audio inputs and simultaneous record or relay record with hot swap. With Full HD (1080p) recording, the entry-level AC30 is ideal for shooting weddings, web videos, business conferences, exhibits, government activities and more.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Eyeheight Linear Downstream Keyers chosen for OB coverage of 2016 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
Eyeheight Linear Downstream Keyers chosen for OB coverage of 2016 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis ChampionshipsEyeheight DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyers operated live at the 2016 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Chosen by one of Britain's largest outside broadcast service providers, three DK-2 linear keyers formed a central part of the infrastructure used to relay the content to television viewers around the globe.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now available
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now availableNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions.
Blackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is available now for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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TVU Networks to Exhibit Latest IP Video Solutions at 2016 TAB Convention
The company will show its cloud-based TVU Command Center and TVU Alert for broadcast workflows
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP videosolutions, will again attend and showcase its popular video-over-IP technology at next month’s Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) 63rdAnnual Convention & Trade Show in Booth 41. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, TAB is the largest state broadcast association convention in the nation.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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CueScript Brings the Latest in Prompting Technology to IBC 2016
At IBC 2016, CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, will present the latest versions of its CueiT prompting software, as well as a wide range of professional prompting units, to Stand 12.F41.
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Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now Open
Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story. The contestant videos are now complete, and votes for this year’s Fan Favorite can be cast until 12:00pm PT on August 8, by liking the video on RED's 4K YouTube Channel, Shot on RED.
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German Public Broadcasters Embrace Avid Everywhere for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2016 Summer Olympics
ZDF and ARD rely on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and increase operation efficiency across all locations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that its industry-leading content creation, management and distribution solutions will once again be at the heart of the live production infrastructure for ZDF’s and ARD’s shared German television coverage of the two main sport events of the year. The extensive media production from both events – the UEFA European Championship in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – will be powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform. Avid’s production asset management and shared storage systems are seamlessly integrated with third-party solutions to enable the public broadcasters to deliver content to millions of viewers in Germany anytime, anywhere from multiple locations.
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TVU Networks' Facebook Live Integration Brings Daily Mass Services Home For Thousands In San Antonio And Beyond
The Archdiocese of San Antonio’sCatholic television station, CTSA (Catholic Television of San Antonio), has become the first TVU Networks’ house of worship customer to take advantage of the company’s new Facebook Live integration. Starting June 27th, the Archdiocese has been live streaming its daily Mass service over its Facebook Live account to parishioners in San Antonio and anyone else in the world looking to connect with its message.
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German Public Broadcasters Embrace Avid Everywhere for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2016 Summer Olympics
ZDF and ARD rely on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and increase operation efficiency across all locations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that its industry-leading content creation, management and distribution solutions will once again be at the heart of the live production infrastructure for ZDF’s and ARD’s shared German television coverage of the two main sport events of the year. The extensive media production from both events – the UEFA European Championship in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – will be powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform. Avid’s production asset management and shared storage systems are seamlessly integrated with third-party solutions to enable the public broadcasters to deliver content to millions of viewers in Germany anytime, anywhere from multiple locations.
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Mac AV Produces Live Sports Coverage with Broadcast Pix
Mac AV Produces Live Sports Coverage with Broadcast PixWith a custom mobile production unit built around a Broadcast Pix™ Mica 1000 integrated production switcher, Mac AV produces live coverage of several sports for the Gaelic Athletic Association that are specific to Ireland, such as Gaelic football, as well as other contests with an international following, including handball matches. A live production company based in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, Mac AV also produces training and promotional videos, documentaries, and live concerts for its other clients.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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TVU Networks' Facebook Live Integration Brings Daily Mass Services Home for Thousands in San Antonio and Beyond
The Archdiocese of San Antonio’sCatholic television station, CTSA (Catholic Television of San Antonio), has become the first TVU Networks’ house of worship customer to take advantage of the company’s new Facebook Live integration. Starting June 27th, the Archdiocese has been live streaming its daily Mass service over its Facebook Live account to parishioners in San Antonio and anyone else in the world looking to connect with its message.
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Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet SystemFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge at IBC 2016
Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge  at IBC 2016Strategic new features and options build market leadership position in live streaming space
Telestream® , a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase scalable broadcast quality live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in Cloud-based enterprise services.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for Blackmagic
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for BlackmagicBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 3.4 update for the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This new update adds SDI record trigger, RP-188 timecode output and improved 6G-SDI output compatibility. Camera 3.4 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
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Matrox Mura IPX 4K Capture and IP Decoder Cards Now Available to Feed the Most Dynamic and Informative Video Walls
Matrox Mura IPX 4K Capture and IP Decoder Cards Now Available to Feed the Most Dynamic and Informative Video WallsUnprecedented decode density on a single card lets OEMs and AV system builders create advanced video wall controllers
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that Matrox Mura™ IPX 4K capture and IP decoder cards are now available to OEMs and AV system builders. Available in models with and without fans, they are an integral part of advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD decoding over standard IP.
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Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding Assignments
Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding AssignmentsDirector of Photography Art Aldrich has purchased three VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support his extensive video work in corporate branding. Aldrich, who numbers major broadcast and cable networks, Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies and independent production facilities among his clients, recently completed a 10-day shoot at the KPMG WPGA Championship in Sammamish, WAwith the Panasonic cameras.
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To Infinity and Beyond 8K with Cinegy
To Infinity and Beyond 8K with CinegyIBC 2016, Stand 7.A30 – As SD phases out and HD becomes a commodity, more and more 4K channels emerging and 8K broadcasts already starting in Japan. Will the race ever end for broadcasters, and are any technology investments future-proof?
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Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech Retreat
Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech RetreatSee Leader Electronics on stand 12.A10 at IBC2016, Amsterdam, September 9-13
Leader Europe will demonstrate its LV5490 4K waveform monitor and high-dynamic-range suite of production and test tools at the upcoming HPA Tech Retreat. The exhibit will form a key element of the Innovation Zone.
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Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Switcher 6.9 Update
New software update adds VU meters, switchable program and preview, and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.9 update which adds new multi-view output features including VU meters, the ability to swap program and preview windows and more. ATEM Switcher 6.9 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444
Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444Etere ETX offers compatibility with Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, Epoch | Supernova CG and Epoch | Neutron cards with new release Etere 26.3.
Etere announced that its 4K, IT-based video management solution, Etere ETX, is now compatible with Bluefish444 Epoch video cards. Etere is pleased to collaborate with Melbourne's innovative developer, manufacturer and marketer for the professional video industry, Bluefish444, for this latest interoperability advancement.
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Guitar Center Pro Guides Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church into Its Digital Era
Guitar Center Pro Guides Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church into Its Digital EraLarge Houston church acquires two Studer digital audio consoles with GC Pro managing a complex transaction from initial planning through installation and commissioning
The Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church has been among the Houston area’s largest houses of worship for over 60 years. However, through most of that time, it was also a very analog institution, with a pair of analog consoles used for front-of-house mixing and to route audio to congregation overflow and post-production areas. As of this year, however, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church has entered its own digital age, with the acquisition of two Studer digital consoles, purchased through Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the business-to-business (B2B) division of Guitar Center providing highly customized service for professional accounts. GC Pro managed the sale of a Studer Vista 1 desk, which was installed earlier this year, used to route audio to a number of locations around the church campus. A Studer Vista V console intended as the church’s new FOH console was also installed and commissioned at the beginning of the summer. GC Pro’s Houston-based team of account managers and sales associates handled both transactions.
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Live Video Over IP Guaranteed with New TVU Networks
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, is introducing a service that guarantees live video transmission at a minimum speed of 2Mbps over cellular networks, from any environment, as long as a cell connection exists. TVU CAN (Cellular Assurance Network) is a complementary technology, integrated with TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) algorithm for enhanced transmission, and requires no additional hardware.
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AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter
AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and ConverterDelivers Support for 4K/UltraHD and Multi-channel 2K/HD/SD Workflows in 1RU Frame
AJA Video Systems announced that its FS4 frame sync and converter supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows is now shipping. Encased in a sleek 1RU chassis, FS4 provides incredible flexibility for broadcast and ProAV professionals with a single-channel mode for 4K/UltraHD video processing and up, down and cross-conversion to/from 2K/HD/SD, as well as a four-channel mode for multi-channel density that enables four 2K/HD/SD channels of simultaneous conversion and processing.
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ARTE Places Marina Automation System at Heart of Disaster Recovery Infrastructure
ARTE Places Marina Automation System at Heart of Disaster Recovery InfrastructureEuropean broadcaster relies on Marina to synchronize playlists across multiple locations
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that ARTE, the European culture channel, has chosen Pebble Beach System's Marina automation system to renew its playout automation and manage the synchronization of playlists across multiple locations as part of their new disaster recovery infrastructure.
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Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/RecordersNew Season Premieres Wednesday, June 29, 7:30/11:30 PM ET
The second season of “GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey,” premiering this evening on the Outdoor Channel, was shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The fully immersive, host-driven television series focuses on vintage and exceptional weapons and related technology, and exploits the outsized personality of Ermey, former U.S. Marine Corps staff NCO and drill instructor, Golden Globe nominee for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,and veteran of more than 60 feature films.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design Cameras
NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that NahidRains Pictures, a production and postproduction company based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is producing programs with Blackmagic Design’s URSA, Production Camera 4Ks, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for BTV Chittagong, a television channel affiliated to Bangladesh’s largest television network Bangladesh Television (BTV).
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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The Roland XS-83H 8-In x 3-Out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher Chosen by AV Technik for Audio and Video Switching Applications
The Roland XS-83H 8-In x 3-Out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher Chosen by AV Technik for Audio and Video Switching ApplicationsFrom corporate conference work to film festivals, the Roland XS-83H provides AV Technik with a flexible and powerful audio and video switcher that’s laden with useful features
After more than a decade on the road with major touring artists and as a house audio engineer at the legendary Irving Plaza/Fillmore music venue in New York City, Daniel Willis established AV Technik, a full-service AV firm in his hometown of South Portland, Maine, where he’s been serving clients ranging from music artists to corporate conferences to live events that require the kind of high-end technical support he was able to consistently provide in his previous career. Willis picks his tools carefully, and that’s why he picked the Roland XS-83H 8-In x 3-Out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher as his main AV switcher.
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Broadcast Pix Switchers Anchor TVW Control Room Rebuilds
Broadcast Pix Switchers Anchor TVW Control Room RebuildsWashington Public Affairs Network Converts to HD, Adds Granite, Five Mica Integrated Production Switchers
Broadcast Pix™ today announced TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI. The project included upgrading its three existing control rooms with Mica™ 1000 integrated production switchers, adding a fourth control room with a Granite™ 5000 switcher, and building two new mobile production units anchored by Mica 500 switchers.
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Video Production Company Switches to Small Tree to Produce Optimum Results
Small Tree’s TitaniumZ-8 Offers Maximum Speed for Production Team
Small Tree shared storage was selected to aid a growing company looking to function at top speed while maintaining a large capacity for file storage. Optimum Productions, an award-winning video production agency located in Alpharetta, Georgia, switched to Small Tree to meet the increased need for storage capacity by its growing number of editors.
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ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVW
ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVWWith design and installation from professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI to better serve its cable and online viewers. The $3.4 million project included an overhaul of three existing control rooms and master control, plus the addition of a fourth control room and two new mobile production units.
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TVU Networks Continues European Expansion; Partners With New Greece and Cyprus Reseller
ARISTON BTS To Carry Full Line of TVU Family of IP Video Solutions
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live video over IP solutions, today announced that ARISTON Broadcast & Telecom Solutions S.A. (ARISTON BTS S.A.), a respected leader in broadcast and television solutions in Greece and Cyprus, has selected TVU Networks to provide Greek and Cypriot broadcast customers with TVU’s full suite of IP solutions, as well as rental services to capture, transmit and distribute live video. ARISTON BTS S.A., an Athens based company, provides cutting edge technology and media services to the broadcast and television industries throughout Greece and Cyprus.
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News: Turner Esporte Interativo Selects ATEME to Power its 4K-UHD Contribution Network
ATEME announced today that Turner Esporte Interativo, a leading sport channel in Brazil, has deployed its Kyrion encoders and decoders to feed a new national video headend in São Paulo. As a first trial, Turner is using this future-proof solution to receive a major European football tournament in 4K-UHD from the International Broadcast Centre in France.
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ABS BROADCAST integrates Cinegy Air PRO into playout platform
ABS BROADCAST integrates Cinegy Air PRO into playout platformCinegy today announced that ABS BROADCAST, one of the largest independently owned playout and television service providers in Europe, has installed Cinegy Air PRO, Cinegy’s latest real-time playout server and multi-channel broadcast automation software.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot CommercialBlackmagic Design announced today that PEUGEOT’s new commercial, “MOTION & EMOTION Taikan Shijou Campaign,” was shot using Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K EF. The spot was also graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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JMR to Debut New Studio, Thunderbolt, SSD, and File Transfer Technologies at NAB 2016
JMR to Debut New Studio, Thunderbolt, SSD, and File Transfer Technologies at NAB 2016JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, will debut their newest desktop-to-enterprise studio storage offerings; a new ultra-portable flash drive; new line of Thunderbolt-2 to PCIe expansion for both mobile and fixed media-centric applications; the industry’s highest performance and lowest cost file transfer system; and new ways to rack mount and integrate storage with the Mac Pro® and Mac Mini®. Visitors to NAB can meet with JMR executives and view these award winning products at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL11517 - South Hall Lower Level.
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Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic Design
Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Radio Television Belge de la communaute Francaise (RTBF), the public broadcaster for Belgium's French speaking region, has launched an innovative, multipurpose visual radio workflow featuring the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 and Teranex Express. Built around production automation with software developed in-house by RTBF, the studio allows the simultaneous broadcast of content via any of RTBF's five radio stations and three television channels using a production team of just three; a radio technician, a vision mixer and an editorial director.
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The Versatile Roland VR-50HD All-in-One AV Mixer Helps Visual Horizon Communications Turn Breakout Sessions into Breakthrough Events
The Versatile Roland VR-50HD All-in-One AV Mixer Helps Visual Horizon Communications Turn Breakout Sessions into Breakthrough EventsThe Roland VR-50HD adds enormous flexibility to VHC’s Break-Out Room Integrated Solution system, providing VHC clients with seamless audio mixing and video switching capabilities for breakout sessions during conferences and meetings
Visual Horizon Communications (VHC), a boutique AV, staging and event-production company that for over 30 years has partnered with production professionals, experiential marketing agencies, and corporations to deliver creative and technical solutions for corporate meetings, trade shows etc., has been a longtime user of the Roland VR-50HD All-In-One AV Mixer. Starting in 2014, VHC began integrating the VR-50HD with its VHC Break-Out Room Integrated Solution (BORIS) system, a solution offering efficient setup and strike, user-friendly operation, premium equipment and budget-driven price. Together, BORIS and the Roland VR-50HD create a synergy for VHC clients including 3M, Best Buy, General Mills, Macy’s, Mortenson Construction and other well-known brands. The combined system has been implemented nearly two dozen times in the last few years.
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Dalet Releases Dalet Brio 3.4
Dalet Releases Dalet Brio 3.4Updates to innovative, cost effective platform for digitizing and playing back video includes new format support, enhanced ingest management, and new tools for studio production
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced the release of Dalet Brio 3.4, the latest version of its intelligent, high-density I/O platform. Developed to run on IT-standard hardware, the Dalet Brio 3.4 update adds new formats that support the move to IP, dynamic ingest management capabilities, and new Media Navigator and MultiCamera Manager features that enhance overall studio production.
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Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology Upgrade
Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology UpgradeAW-HE130 PTZs Slated for High End-Zone Capture
As part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its historic Rice Stadium (home of Super Bowl VIII), Rice University (Houston, TX) Athletics has recently purchased four of Panasonic’s new AK-UC3000 4K camera systems, as well as AW-HE130 integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras for high end-zone coverage.
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Pennzoil Takes On the Blistering, Mexican Desert in Part Two of Film Series, "JOYRIDE"
Pennzoil Takes On the Blistering, Mexican Desert in Part Two of Film Series, "JOYRIDE"JOYRIDE, Pennzoil’s three-part car film series, is back and taking on extreme heat in one of the most dangerous locations in the world: the desert of San Felipe, Baja Mexico.
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SMPTE Toronto Section Will Dedicate Boot Camp VII, Pixels & Packets to Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP
June 21-22 Technical Seminar Will Feature Expert-Led Sessions on New Video Technologies and Techniques
The Toronto Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, will host Boot Camp VII — "Pixels & Packets: Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP" — June 21-22 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto. Presented as one of the Section's popular biennial technical seminars, this event will explore ultra-high-definition (UHD), high-dynamic-range (HDR), and live internet protocol (IP) technologies.
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New LG Dual-View Flat OLED Commercial Display To Begin Nationwide Rollout Next Month
New LG Dual-View Flat OLED Commercial Display To Begin Nationwide Rollout Next MonthNew LG Dual-View Flat OLED Commercial Display To Begin Nationwide Rollout Next Month LG Ushers in New Era of Digital Signage Display Technology, Brings Unparalleled Picture Quality, Flexibility to Commercial Marketplace
LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today announced that its brand new Dual-View Flat OLED Display, the first digital signage solution to offer OLED technology to the U.S. commercial marketplace, will begin shipping next month. This high-end display leads LG's new commercial OLED portfolio, which also includes the customizable Dual-View Curved Tiling OLED Display, both renowned for a paper-thin design and producing perfect blacks and incredible color.
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Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016
Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016 Company Showcases Laser 4K+ and High-Brightness Projectors for Events and Entertainment Industry, and More at Booth C6308
PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leading supplier of end-to-end communications solutions to the private and public sector, is showcasing its expanded lineup of professional projectors, including its new flagship PT-RQ32K 4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser Projector, generating breathtaking 4K+ images at InfoComm 2016. Also displayed is the latest in its award-winning SOLID SHINE laser projector portfolio and LCD projector series, highlighting large venue, installation and hybrid lighting projector models on the show floor.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Epson Expands Into Rental & Staging Market with World's First 25,000 Lumen 3LCD Laser Projector Pro L25000U Delivers 25,000 Lumens and Sophisticated Features for Large Venue Installations
Epson Expands Into Rental & Staging Market with World's First 25,000 Lumen 3LCD Laser Projector Pro L25000U Delivers 25,000 Lumens and Sophisticated Features for Large Venue Installations(InfoComm Booth #C6333) – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the launch of the Pro L25000U installation laser projector – the world's first 3LCD laser projector with 25,000 lumens of color brightness and 25,000 lumens of white brightness1. As part of the new Pro L-Series laser projector line, the Pro L25000U integrates a sealed optical engine with laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic LCD panels for up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation, including 24/7 use for applications that require continuous projection2.
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Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016
Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016First public preview of enhancements to Telestream's popular live streaming production software powered by Magewell's market-leading capture devices
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today that the company's extensive array of professional video and audio capture devices are compatible with Wirecast version 7, the forthcoming release of Telestream's award-winning live streaming, production and encoding software. Telestream will provide the first public preview of Wirecast 7 in the Magewell booth (N1850) at InfoComm 2016, taking place June 8-10 in Las Vegas.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 UpdateNew Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Ingests with Bluefish444
AlphaDogs is a Burbank-based post production facility and design studio offering a full suite of creative services for television, cinema and new media. Although it works in a variety of areas, the bulk of Alpha Dogs projects are in Reality TV and Independent Features, offering such services as post production consultation, video finishing, color correction, motion graphics, visual effects, audio post, media services, and rental suites.
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TVU Expands in Europe; Adds Icelandic Reseller
TVU Expands in Europe; Adds Icelandic ResellerNYJA Umbodid EHF Named Official Supplier And Closes First Sale Of A TVU IP-Based Live Video Solution
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live video over IP solutions, is pleased to announce a new key European business partnership to supply its portfolio of IP video technology solutions to established Iceland-based reseller, Nyja Umbodid ehf. The new arrangement sees Nyja Umbodid ehf provide the Icelandic market with TVU Networks’ premier suite of solutions to capture, transmit and distribute live video from anywhere in the world, over IP, to web and broadcast audiences. Nyja umbodid ehf has also closed its first sale of TVU equipment with The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, or RUV.
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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport Community
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport CommunityBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used to shoot a number of high profile interviews with some of the world’s biggest bands as part of the HeartSupport community program. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, along with Video Assists, were also used to shoot live concert footage of international heavy metal band August Burns Red at the recent Self Help Fest.
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Solid Anim Introduces SolidTrack & Mr. Méliès at CineGear 2016
nnovative, markerless camera tracking and previz/animation solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization for broadcast and film
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production, introduces a new version of SolidTrack at Cinegear 2016. SolidTrack has been utilized on films such as Alice Through The Looking Glass, Warcraft and The Walk, and television series such as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and DaVinci's Demons.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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Maggie's Plan: Technicolor PostWorks Helps Rebecca Miller Craft a Classic New York Romance
Maggie's Plan: Technicolor PostWorks Helps Rebecca Miller Craft a Classic New York RomancePost work for Director Rebecca Miller’s new romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, currently in wide release from Sony Pictures Classics, was a labor of love for Technicolor PostWorks New York. A long-time supporter of independent film, the facility furnished suites and systems to Picture Editor Sabine Hoffman and her crew. It also provided resources for dailies processing, editorial finishing, color grading, sound mixing and deliverables. The project involved months of concentrated effort, spanning pre-production through the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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The Jim Henson Company At Licensing Expo 2016
The Jim Henson Company will be returning to Licensing Expo, under the guidance of Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Consumer Products.
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City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production Switcher
City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD  with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Burnsville, Minn., has upgraded to a Mica 1000 integrated production switcher in its control room at City Hall to provide HD coverage of City Council meetings for its cable and online viewers. According to Marty Doll, communications coordinator, the upgrade was prompted by a desire to move to HD production as well as the need to replace the control room’s aging analog equipment.
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Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear ExpoPanavision, a global brand synonymous with optics, innovation, and customer service, is introducing the Millennium DXL Camera ("DXL"), a revolutionary breakthrough in image acquisition and workflow. DXL was developed through an unprecedented combination of three companies' best-in-class contributions: large format optics and modular accessories from Panavision, an 8K sensor from RED Digital Cinema, and new color science and optimized workflow from Light Iron.
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Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West End
Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West EndNEP Visions, one of the world's most distinguished outside broadcast service providers, chose a Leader LV5940 4K multi-format waveform monitor as the master reference instrument during the recent UHD capture of Martin McDonagh's play, Hangman. Performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London's West End, the production has received very positive reviews including an accolade from The Telegraph as 'the best new play of the year'.
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Tokyo’s Mainichi Productions Installs Cintel Film Scanner
Tokyo’s Mainichi Productions Installs Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based film production house Mainichi Productions has installed Cintel Film Scanner.
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SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro Ultras
SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro UltrasSoCal Rentals was founded in 2008 to provide clients in broadcast, reality TV, live event production and AV/staging with full service audio, video and LED solutions offering production-specific engineering design, equipment rentals, expert technical management, project consulting and crews. The company recently added 12 AJA Ki Pro Ultras into their rental pool, which already includes massive quantities of AJA gear including hundreds of FiDO fiber and Hi5 SDI to HDMI Mini-Converters, 30 Ki Pros, 20 Ki Pro Racks, multiple FS1 and FS2 frame synchronizers, KUMO routers and more.
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New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016
New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016Cine Gear Expo 2016 exhibits open Friday June 3 and 4, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California with major screenings, filmmaker panel discussions, groundbreaking techniques and new equipment premiers that are sure to influence the filmmaking industry.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis Championship
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis ChampionshipBlackmagic Design announced today that Qoncept, Inc. (Qoncept) used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist for image processing while broadcasting the World Table Tennis Championship, which was recently broadcast to a live audience via TV-Tokyo Corporation.
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Bluefish444 and Visual Research Inc Integrate Technologies
Bluefish444 Broadcast Asia Stand 5A8-07 Visual Research Inc Broadcast Asia Stand 5K7-05
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, and Visual Research Inc.(VRi), a leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics, announced it has partnered with Visual Research Inc. to integrate three Bluefish444 video cards into the KarismaCG family of products.
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Brainstorm Presents "From Leonard to Ricardo" Virtual Presentation with Bluefish444 at Broadcast Asia
Brainstorm Multimedia, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, will feature a virtual studio theatre at the upcoming Broadcast Asia 2016, booth 5F6-03, to showcase a revolutionary virtual presentation called "From Leonardo to Ricardo", which is an amazing visual history of virtual technology from its origins in the 15th century to the present day.
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Next Level Video Uses JVC Sports Production Streaming Camcorder to Improve Tournament Coverage
JVC ProfessionalVideo, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Next Level Video, a Philadelphia-based sports video production company, is using two GY-HM200SP 4KCAMsports production streaming camcorders to produce high-quality game coverage of youth lacrosse and soccer for its clients. The new camcorders allow a single operator to shoot, insert score graphics, record, and stream a match live directly from the camcorder.
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Vietnam FPT Telecom Selects ATEME to Power its Contribution Network
Vietnam FPT Telecom Selects ATEME to Power its Contribution NetworkATEME today announced it is providing its Kyrion encoders to drive 70 major content channels for FPT Telecom, one of Vietnam’s top three telecommunications providers. The encoders will be deployed on the premises of major content providers where they will encode content and stream it back to the FPT operations centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Now with higher video quality and lower latency, the content for FPT’s current OTT and IPTV services will be distributed throughout the whole of Vietnam.
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TVU Networks Provides One-Stop Live Video Services for US 2016 Presidential Campaign
TVU Networks Provides One-Stop Live Video Services for US 2016 Presidential CampaignLeader in IP-Based Live Video Solutions Offering Comprehensive Equipment and On-location Support for Broadcasters Covering Leader in IP-Based Live Video Solutions Offering Comprehensive Equipment and On-location Support for Broadcasters Covering the Road to the White House
a href="http://www.tvunetworks.com/">TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its extensive, proven and award-winning live video uplink products and distribution services for any professional broadcaster covering the 2016 US presidential campaigns.
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Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four Days
Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four DaysWarner Bros Belgium Bases Super Fast File-based Broadcast Workflow on Telestream Vantage
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major Vantage transcode server, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Warner Bros International Television Production Belgium. Working with Belgian Systems Integrator, VP Media Solutions, Warner Bros has created an innovative file-based workflow at its Zaventem-based production facility where all ingest, transcoding, archiving, media asset management (MAM) and storage are supported.
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URSA EF Used as A Camera on Popular Japanese TV Show on WOWOW
URSA EF Used as A Camera on Popular Japanese TV Show on WOWOWProduction of the show is also based around a number of Blackmagic Design products, and is graded using DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the popular TV drama series "Utenai Keikan." Production of the show is also based around a number of Blackmagic Design products, and is graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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News: Elemental Powers a Wave of 4K Services as South Korea Extends Ultra HD Lead
News: Elemental Powers a Wave of 4K Services as South Korea Extends Ultra HD LeadTop two OTT/DTH providers – KT and SK Broadband – add services built on Elemental software-defined video solutions
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced it is providing the technology platform for a rush of new 4K Ultra HD (UHD) over-the-top (OTT) and direct-to-home (DTH) services in South Korea. Market leaders telco KT and SK Broadband have both launched UHD services using Elemental high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) software. Asia represents one of the world’s fastest growing UHD markets, with Korea reported as the largest UHD TV market in the region by research firm GFK.
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TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016
TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, Scheduled Speaker on Advantages of IP Based Workflow for Live Video
Following a successful debut of its two new cloud-based live video solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in April, TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase TVU Command Center and TVU Alert as well as its complete line of IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference. In addition, TVU’s VP of Product Management, Matt McEwen, is a scheduled presenter and will speak about the advantages of broadcasters transitioning to an IP-based workflow for live video. TVU Networks will demonstrate its products at its reseller’s booth, Magna Systems & Engineering (Booth 5C2-01).
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SmallHD Premieres New Studio Production Monitors at Cinegear
SmallHD Premieres New Studio Production Monitors at CinegearHot on the heels of SmallHD’s daylight-viewable HDR production monitor announcement at NAB comes “Studio” editions of both the 17-inch and 24-inch sizes. Designed to provide the same level of durability, high-end software capability, resolution and color accuracy as their HDR counterparts, these new 1080p production monitors are designed for controlled lighting environments.
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Bluefish444 Brings 4K HDR to Broadcast Asia 2016 with Ideal Systems
Bluefish444 and Ideal Systems showcase industry leading 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range SDI video at Broadcast Asia 2016
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will join Ideal Systems booth 5D4-02 at Broadcast Asia 2016 to showcase 4K SDI/HDMI post production workflows. A High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4K demonstration will show how Bluefish444 video cards and Adobe video tools bring pictures to life with super realistic colours and highlights.
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Mediaproxy Joins AIMS Alliance
Mediaproxy Pty. Ltd., the industry leader for broadcast compliance logging, content monitoring and transport stream analysis, announced that it has joined the AIMS Alliance.
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Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro Studio
Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Sowing the Seeds 2016, a music and lifestyle festival in Jo’burg, South Africa relied on Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Micro Studio Camera 4K to produce the live to screen visuals for festival performers, including headline acts Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) and Jungle.
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LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic Design
LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that South African house of worship, LINC, has installed Blackmagic Design live production hardware as part of a fully integrated audiovisual solution in its purpose built campus facility, designed to house the church’s growing congregation.
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Bluefish444 Announces NewTek NDI Integration
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer, developer and marketer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards in the professional video industry, announced NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI(tm)) integration with its SDI video cards.
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Syracuse University's Newhouse Studio & Innovation Center Opens With Ikegami HDK-95C And HDL-57 Cameras
Syracuse University's Newhouse Studio & Innovation Center Opens With Ikegami HDK-95C And HDL-57 CamerasFour of Ikegami's CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras, Plus Four One-Piece CMOS HD Cameras, Selected for $18 Million Studio Project
Syracuse University is making a big statement in media education, with the recent unveiling of its brand new Newhouse Studio & Innovation Center. An expansive $18 million facility, it will instruct the next generation of media professionals with four Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems, as well as four new HDL-57 One-Piece Full Digital Native Multi-Format HDTV cameras with 2.5 mega-pixel CMOS sensors. The integrator for this project was The Systems Group of Hoboken, New Jersey.
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This was not an exciting year for the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, says Creative COW Associate Editor Kylee Peña, but that doesn't mean it wasn't important. The “exciting” stuff isn’t what affects post production workflow the most, at least not immediately. Kylee notes that we may not even know NAB 2016's most important announcements for a few more years. After all, it might have been a long time after the introduction of 4K or even HD at NABs past before those mattered to YOU. So as important as NAB is, that's why it's important not to lose sight of the things that matter the other 51 weeks of the year.
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