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MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14
MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14Highlights include HEVC and native ProRes support, upscaling of HD to 4K and UHD, improved hardware support, and greater reliability and efficiency
Three months after the official acquisition of a majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14 worldwide. With a range of innovative new features and many critical improvements, VEGAS Pro 14 aims to provide an even more reliable, stable and efficient editing experience.
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Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect ProPanasonic introduces support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface connectivity
(Newark, NJ--September 21, 2016) Panasonic today announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface (NDI™) connectivity. The Connect Pro Software application makes Panasonic PTZ cameras recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. NewTek’s royalty-free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades, while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
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Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVC
Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVCSelects GY-HM890 Studio Cameras and GY-HM200 as ‘Baptism Cam’
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, La., has upgraded to a file-based HD production workflow centered around its new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD cameras. While the church was not impacted by last month’s historic flooding, it only recently recovered from significant damage following a water main break in December 2015.
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Adobe Stock Contributor Portal Allows Creators To Sell Their Stock Media Directly Inside Creative Cloud Applications
Adobe Stock Contributor Portal Allows Creators To Sell Their Stock Media Directly Inside Creative Cloud ApplicationsBeta opening allows easy upload from within Lightroom CC and Bridge CC, auto-generated keywords, and easy access to millions of customers inside Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more
If you're reading this, it’s all but certain that you’ve at some point in your career made money using an Adobe product: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, maybe even the “F” word (Flash). The odds are better than even that one or more Adobe products are at the core of your work, if not your entire career.
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Film Factory Installs Cintel Film Scanner For Dailies and Film Scanning Workflows
Film Factory Installs Cintel Film Scanner For Dailies and Film Scanning Workflows​Processes 1.5 Gb/s at 1/20th cost of other scanners, feeds directly into DaVinci Resolve Studio for grading and mastering
Blackmagic Design today announced that Paris post production company Film Factory, which has been working in professional film development and processing for more than 20 years, is now using the Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner for both its dailies and final film scanning workflows. Installed by MagicHour, the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner has been integrated into the Film Factory’s state of the art film processing laboratory.
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JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University Athletics
JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University AthleticsMT Athletics using JVC GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of sports teams and produce live HD streaming press conferences
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreeseboro is using GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of its Blue Raiders sports teams and produce live HD streaming coverage of press conferences for Facebook Live.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces EOS M5 and EF-M 18-150mm Lens
THE EOS M5THE EOS M5 DIGITAL CAMERA AND ITS FIRST EF-M HIGH POWER ZOOM LENS
EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder
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Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' Lounge
Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' LoungeFile-Based Powerhouse Solutions For QC, Insert Edits And Workflow Automation And More At The September Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns from summer hiatus on Friday, September 30th with an evening dedicated to file-based workflows featuring presentations from ROOT6 Technology, Tektronix, Cinedeck and Rohde & Schwarz. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production, 1612. W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge. RSVP is required. http://www.editorslounge.com
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design today announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2, its visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8.2 and Fusion 8.2 Studio are available on Mac, Windows and now, for the first time ever, on Linux.
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Roland Announces V-1SDI Video Switcher
Roland Announces V-1SDI Video SwitcherRoland today announces the introduction of its V-1SDI Video Switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities. The V-1SDI is also playing a key role in “The Future. Redefined.,” Roland’s first-of-its-kind 24-hour streaming online musical instruments festival taking place on September 9, 2016 (#909day) in eight major cities around the world. The V-1SDI is being implemented to switch video at the DJ Stage at the Los Angeles event.
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AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016
AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016Unveils ROI-SDI Scan Converter for Professional SDI Sources, C10DA 1x6 Analog Distribution Amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI for IP-Based Workflows At IBC Conference Stand 7.F11
AJA Video Systems is expanding its line of Mini-Converters at IBC 2016 with the introduction of the ROI-SDI scan converter with Region-of-Interest controls for professional SDI sources, C10DA analog video distribution amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI to simplify IP-based workflows.
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Avid Delivers Advanced Audio Post and Mixing Innovations, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid Everywhere
Avid introduces time-saving workflow improvements and flexible offerings that empower audio professionals to create the highest-quality content faster and more affordably
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced audio editing innovations and new flexible options for accessing their flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset, further delivering on key promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Avid Delivers Continued Innovation for Avid NEXIS, the Industry’s First and Only Software-Defined Storage Platform
New high-density, high-availability Avid NEXIS solutions enable large-scale broadcast and post-production organizations to accelerate production and increase efficiency
Avid®(NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced new innovations for Avid NEXIS™, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platformspecifically designed for storing and managing media. Leveraging the power of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid NEXIS provides dynamic virtualization, adaptive protection, and media-savvy collaboration so media organizations of all sizes can accelerate production and increase efficiency.The newly extended Avid NEXIS family now includes high-density and high-availability solutions that provide unrivaled reliability and performance for the most demanding environments.
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Avid Introduces New Product Innovations at IBC 2016 to Help Address Major Industry Challenges
Through the MediaCentral Platform, Avid helps customers deliver the highest-quality content to more channels and devices with greater efficiency, security, and profitability
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced several key innovations for the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and its associated modular application suites, continuing to deliver on the promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations and updates address the industry’s most pressing challenges so broadcast organizations and media professionals can create, distribute, and manage content more efficiently and profitably using a single common platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AV
Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AVThe world’s first standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals with 1089 broadcast quality standards conversions!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K models
Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K modelsPopular DeckLink PCIe cards are now upgraded with Ultra HD and HDR support!
Blackmagic Design today announced new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards that include all the powerful features of the HD models but include new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 UpdateMajor new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Panasonic VariCamLT RAW Supported by Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder
The upcoming firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q monitor/recorders will support the Panasonic VariCamLT 4K RAW output. When Panasonic unveiled the VariCamLT in February, it announced the 4K RAW output capability for the camera would be added this year. Panasonic has today released a free firmware update to the camera that enables this ability. Convergent Design and Panasonic will be demonstrating the 4K RAW capture workflow from the VariCamLT to the Odyssey7Q+ in both companies’ booths at the IBC 2016 show this week in Amsterdam.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now AvailableNew update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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​Flanders Scientific Releases DM240 Reference LCD Monitor
​Flanders Scientific Releases DM240 Reference LCD Monitor​DM 240 features native HD wide gamut, 100% P3 coverage, real-world contrast ratio of 1500:1, max luminance of 450 nits
At IBC Stand 10.B10, Flanders Scientific will be showcasing the brand new DM240 reference LCD monitor. CEO/GM of Flanders Scientific, Bram Desmet, explains that “The DM240 was specifically built for DITs, editors, and colorists that want the top of the line capabilities of our DM series monitors, but don't necessarily have the need or budget for the OLED level performance of the DM250. The DM240 is equipped with one of the best LCD panels we've ever used in a professional monitor, only being outperformed by the DM250 OLED. At half the price of the DM250 OLED the DM240 LCD is positioned to make our most powerful DM series monitors much more accessible to a wider variety of users.”
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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AJA Expands IP-Based Workflow Technologies at IBC 2016
AJA Expands IP-Based Workflow Technologies at IBC 2016Announces IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converters; Introduces SMPTE-2022-7 Support for KONA IP with v12.5 Desktop Software
AJA Video Systems has announced two new Mini-Converters supporting IP-based video and audio workflows at IBC 2016. The company simultanoulsy announced free v12.5 Desktop Software with new features for KONA IP that improve redundancy and reliability in Broadcast IP pipelines, including SMPTE 2022-7 support for protection switching. IP-based workflows and interop demos with Arista and LAWO will be showcased during the IBC Conference at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 9-16 at the AJA stand 7.F11; AJA solutions will also be demonstrated at the AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) and IABM Interoperability Zone (8.D10).
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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TVU Networks Rolls Out Next Generation H.265 and 4K Live Streaming Video Encoder
Technology Leader in IP Video Announces First of a New Family of HEVC Transmission Solutions at IBC 2016
TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions, officially announces today the availability of the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution for live video transmission. The MLink TE4500 is a rack-mount encoder that transmits video using HEVC video compression but also incorporates TVU265 enhanced HEVC, Smart VBR encoding and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. The MLink TE4500 delivers the same high quality picture that’s currently available with TVU’s award-winning cellular IP-based live video transmitters but with more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission. TVU will show the MLink TE4500, and it’s complete line of IP video solutions at stand 2.B28 at IBC.
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AJA Ships U-TAP USB 3.0 Ingest Devices
AJA Ships U-TAP USB 3.0 Ingest DevicesIBC Conference Stand 7.F11: U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI Offer Simple, High Quality Audio and Video Ingest
AJA Video Systems today ships U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI offering high quality HD/SD capture through a bus powered USB 3.0 port. The U-TAP products offer a simple, cost-effective and portable solution for plug and play capture that is compatible with OS X and Windows, and a broad range of software applications. From video conferencing to streaming, social media video applications and more, U-TAP brings powerful functionality and simple operation without requiring any additional driver software.
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Teradek Announces Sphere SDI: Professional 360º Monitoring & Live Streaming
Teradek Announces Sphere SDI: Professional 360º Monitoring & Live StreamingTeradek is proud to announce Sphere SDI, a 4-channel 4K HD-SDI encoder for live streaming and monitoring 360º content. The device will be on display at the IBC show, September 9 to 13, in booth 12.E65.
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Bluefish444 Announces new KRONOS range of video, audio, data I/O cards
Multi-Channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post Production
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, introduces the KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CCSee improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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Pebble Beach Systems Showcases 4K Playout with Dolphin Integrated Channel System at IBC 2016
Pebble Beach Systems Showcases 4K Playout with Dolphin Integrated Channel System at IBC 2016IP or SDI flexible I/O supports a seamless evolution for organizations planning for 4K distribution now or in the future
At IBC 2016 on stand 8.C71, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will demonstrate 4K playout from the Dolphin integrated channel system. Going far beyond channel-in-a-box offerings, Dolphin’s software-defined architecture allows it to easily scale to the needs of any playout workflow either as a stand-alone, all-in-one system, or a hybrid system installed alongside third party channel delivery products.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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Pebble Beach Systems integrates real time 3D graphics from Pixel Power
Pebble Beach Systems integrates real time 3D graphics from Pixel Power‘PixelPowered’ Software Plug-in offers Real Time 3D Graphics for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that it has partnered with Pixel Power, an innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, to bring real-time 3D capabilities to its Orca and Dolphin software-defined integrated and virtualized channel solutions.
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Introducing Titan from Convergent Design
Introducing Titan from Convergent DesignIntroducing Titan: Many cameras can shoot in 4K today, but most clients still want HD. How can a 4K camera become an enhanced HD device? Introducing Titan.
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Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format Support
Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format SupportFull integration of the popular format with MediaCentral Platform solutions provides the industry’s first end-to-end AVC Ultra-LongG production workflow for unprecedented performance and efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of the first MediaCentral® Platform solutions that support the Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG video format. Through the openness of Avid Everywhere™, the popular format is now fully integrated into Media Composer®, Interplay® | Production, AirSpeed® | 5500, Interplay | MAM, Avid NEXIS™, Avid MediaCentral™ | UX, and Media | Director. By leveraging this format and these solutions, broadcasters can streamline their entire workflow from ingest to final delivery while lowering storage and networking requirements.
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Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D EngineHD/SD 4224 SDI and HDMI output from Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces HD / SD 4224 SDI support for popular 3D render engine Unity.
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Domo Broadcast SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter flying high for IBC
Domo Broadcast SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter flying high for IBCDomo Broadcast has announced the use of its SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter by The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Parachute display team - "The Tigers" – for live and streaming coverage of their aerial displays at the recent Bournemouth Air Festival.
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TV Skyline Chooses Leader LV5490 for New OB8 UHD Mobile Production Vehicle
TV Skyline Chooses Leader LV5490 for New OB8 UHD Mobile Production VehicleTV Skyline, one of Germany's largest television production service providers, has chosen Leader's LV5490 4K/UHD/3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI waveform monitor for integration into its new OB8 4K outside broadcast vehicle. Combining radical new technology and innovative structural layout, OB8 provides all the resources needed for ultra-high definition coverage of sports, stage events and electronic field production.
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GLOOKAST Selected for Avid Alliance Partner Program
GLOOKAST, innovator in digital media workflow solutions for broadcast, drama production, and business continuity, announced today that it has been chosen to join the Avid® Alliance Partner Program.
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Bluefish444 Adds TICO Lightweight Compression to Bluefish444 SDK
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is showcasing support for intoPIX TICO lightweight compression in the Bluefish Software Development Kit at IBC 2016.
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Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for Developers
Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for DevelopersMulti-channel 12G SDI with On-Board Video Processing and HD Simulcast for Comprehensive 4K Broadcast Production
Matrox Video today unveiled the X.mio3 12G multi-channel SDI I/O card with on-board video processing, designed to help broadcast equipment manufacturers deploy 4K SDI solutions.
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Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHD
Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHDPixel Underground has been providing post-production services to Canadian television producer Peace Point Entertainment Group for more than 15 years, but their latest project together, the food series Inspired with Anna Olson¸ broke new ground for both companies.
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Canon U.S.A. announces the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and new L-Series Lenses
Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema CameraCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the next step in the evolution of the Cinema EOS family of professional cinematography products with the new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL cinema cameras.
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Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP Studio
Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP StudioVizrt, enabled by Matrox DSX products, will deliver an IP-based graphics solution for IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept 9-13). The powerful Viz Engine video server and real-time media compositor, which runs the latest Matrox X.mio3 IP cards, has been implemented into the pioneering VRT-EBU LiveIP studio production set-up, which IBC TV will use to shoot, edit, and produce content on-site during the conference and exhibition. Aiming to demonstrate the unique advantages of IP production, such as remote production and automation, Viz Engine will be used to render all of the graphics in real-time. This content will be delivered online and on screens throughout the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
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Sonnet Announces Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Sonnet Announces Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 2 AdapterSonnet's Twin 10G SFP+ Adds Lightning-Fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt™ 2 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, a cost-effective solution for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac® with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports, or any Windows® PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port. Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Twin 10G SFP+ makes it easy for users to connect their computers to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard, which offers up to 10 times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with many computers today. Its performance, compact size, easy setup, and quiet operation make this Sonnet adapter suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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Pixel Power delivers character for IBCTV
Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics, playout and automation solutions, is providing both the graphics power and the creative design for this year’s IBCTV, the innovative online service at the most important international broadcast event of the year.
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IBC to Honour NASA at IBC2016 Awards
IBC to Honour NASA at IBC2016 AwardsIBC announced today that it is to give one of its highest awards, the Judges’ Prize, to NASA. Celebrating the achievements of one of the world’s most well known brands, the award will be presented at the ceremony held on Sunday 11 September at the RAI, Amsterdam. NASA’s contribution to the ceremony promises to be literally out of this world.
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Matrox Expands Lineup of Market’s Highest Density H.264 4:2:2 10 Bit Codec Cards
Matrox Expands Lineup of Market’s Highest Density H.264 4:2:2 10 Bit Codec CardsMatrox M264 S2 & S3 Now Provide Unprecedented Multi-Channel Up-to-4K H.264 Encoding/Decoding in COTS Platforms
Matrox® Video today unveiled two new additions to the M264 family of developer products, the M264 S2 and the M264 S3, doubling and tripling the performance available in the M264 line. With the capability for up to three channels of 4K XAVC encoding/decoding in a single slot card, the M264 family now enables OEMs to provide multi-channel 4K production servers on a PC platform.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun Documentary
Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun DocumentaryFeatures and Form Factor Prove Essential for Fast-Moving Short Film Project Workflow
Berlin-based cinematographer and Film University Babelsberg student Marco Müller works as director of photography (DP) and as assistant camera (AC) on a variety of commercials and documentaries. His creative imaging portfolio, including his film school projects, can be seen at www.chronotype.de.
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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming SystemFully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box. Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC tradeshow, and will start shipping in early September with prices starting at just $4,995.
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Magewell Unleashes and Expands Powerful 4K Video Capture Card Family
Magewell Unleashes and Expands Powerful 4K Video Capture Card FamilyNew introductions extend comprehensive array of cost-effective, high-quality and reliable 4K capture devices for end-users and developers
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today the addition of two new models to the company's family of powerful, high-quality, 4K video capture cards. The new Pro Capture HDMI 4K and Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus complement the previously-announced Pro Capture AIO 4K Plus card, with all three models now available to customers and OEM partners.
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Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record News
Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record NewsTurnkey MAM-driven news production and playout solution integrates disparate newsrooms; optimizes resources and budget with federated tools that run on affordable IT hardware
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Brazil’s 24-hour news channel, Record News, has selected the Dalet Galaxy for News solution to drive an integrated news production and playout workflow for its São Paulo and Araraquara locations. Creating a single content repository for the two sites to access, the Dalet system offers Record News a story-centric news solution that features affordable IT hardware and federated tools for managing ingest, search, browse, story planning and production, news playout, continuity playout, and archiving.
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SMPTE Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Avid to Unveil Latest Innovations and New Products at IBC 2016
Avid to Unveil Latest Innovations and New Products at IBC 2016MediaCentral Platform innovations, new products and product enhancements will deliver unprecedented creativity, productivity and efficiency improvements to address the industry’s most pressing business challenges
Avid® today announced that at IBC 2016 (booth #7.J20), it will unveil several exciting MediaCentral® Platform innovations, new products and product enhancements to help customers address their most pressing business challenges and stay ahead of the competition. This premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide takes place on September 9-13 in Amsterdam.
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ATEME TITAN Powers Non Stop HD and 4K-UHD HDR Content
ATEME TITAN Powers Non Stop HD and 4K-UHD HDR ContentATEME today announced that Argentina’s Non Stop, a leader in content development for TV and audiovisual services, selected the ATEME TITAN solution to encode its HD and 4K-UHD content. The content will to be delivered to Non Stop customers in different types of file formats —like Apple ProRes .mov or JPEG 2000 IMF — matching Netflix technical specifications. On this occasion, ATEME partnered with IPLUSB, a leading provider of digital and audiovisual solutions for TV, cinema and radio in most of the Latin American countries.
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Facilis Shared Storage Technology Brings Affordable 4K and VR Workflows Within Reach of All Users
Facilis Shared Storage Technology Brings Affordable 4K and VR Workflows Within Reach of All UsersNew cost-effective capacity increases and high-performance SSD offerings deliver the best ROI in the shared storage market
Facilis (Booth 7.B40), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase the latest enhancements to its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production.
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Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud WorkflowsTelestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) ideally suited to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals.
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Shuttle Rolls Out Mini PC Solution to Drive Nine Full HD Displays using Matrox C900
Shuttle Rolls Out Mini PC Solution to Drive Nine Full HD Displays using Matrox C900Shuttle Computer, one of the world’s foremost designers of small form computers, and Matrox® Graphics Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announce the integration of the Matrox C900 multi-display graphics card into the Shuttle XPC cube R81710M.
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Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café Society
Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café SocietyBaselight helps director Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro cross the bridge between film and digital for dailies and finishing
August 2016: Technicolor PostWorks New York completed the finishing on Café Society, Woody Allen’s first digital motion picture as a director, which was captured by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. The film opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in the United States last month.
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PRG Expands Rental Inventory With IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K Cameras
Leading Global Productions Solutions Provider Expands Options for Entertainment and Live Event Coverage, Adding Ikegami's CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras
Ikegami announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading provider of global productions solutions rental provider for entertainment and events, has added Ikegami HDK-95C/4K Full Digital Portable CMOS cameras to its Los Angeles-based inventory.
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O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that some of the ceremony videos, including the opening ceremony video for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, were created by Brazilian based O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio for editing and color grading, as well as Fusion 8 Studio for visual effects.
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Prism Sound at AES Los Angeles
Prism Sound at AES Los AngelesThe company will show its flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converter and its full range of USB audio interfaces.
Prism Sound will be exhibiting at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles (Booth 714)with a full range of audio interfaces and converters including its flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converter, which has been installed in many acclaimed recording facilities word-wide. Alongside the ADA-8XR, Prism Sound will show more recent additions to its range including the Lyra, Titan and Atlas audio interfaces, all of which connect seamlessly to both Macs and PCs via a simple USB interface. Aimed at musicians, composers, project studio owners, DJs, re-mixers and other audio content producers such as radio and podcasting, these interfaces bring Prism Sound’s renowned audio quality and powerful clock circuitry to a much wider audience.
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Matrox to Display Webcasting Solutions for Worship at WFX 2016
Matrox to Display Webcasting Solutions for Worship at WFX 2016Monarch Products Offer Powerful, Yet Easy-to-Use Video Streaming and Recording Capabilities to Congregations of all Sizes
Matrox® will be on hand at the upcoming WFX - Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (Louisville, Kentucky, September 21-22, 2016 – Booth 1028) to display the Monarch™ line of streaming and recording appliances, including the Monarch HD and the newly released Monarch LCS.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-Hur
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-HurBlackmagic Design today announced that several Micro Cinema Cameras were used by 2nd Unit DP Sergei Kozlov to capture the opening sequence of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' (MGM) and Paramount Pictures' epic action-adventure "Ben–Hur."
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Regional Emmy Awards Successfully Streamed to Facebook Live Using TVU Networks Video Transmission Integration
The Heartland chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently held its regional Emmy® Awards Galasto recognize outstanding achievement in the television industry. With events held in both Denver and Oklahoma City on July 16th, the NATAS Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards were streamed to Facebook Live using TVU Networks’ TVUPack live videomobile uplink solution.
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azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cards
azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cardsaZPTP upgrades to Bluefish444 EPOCH
Phoenix-based azPTP has been providing fully equipped production crews to major studios, television shows, ad agencies and corporate clients since 1999. They offer complete post production editing, audio, color correction and cleanup services with the latest equipment, and they’ve got global experience in 6K, 5K, 4K and HD, with offerings from script to screen.
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News: Elemental Powers Over-the-Top (OTT) Service in Bangladesh
News: Elemental Powers Over-the-Top (OTT) Service in BangladeshDigi Jadoo Broadband Limited is an ambitious and dynamic company in the entertainment and connectivity business in Bangladesh. It offers more than 230 streamed high definition (HD) channels, with an extensive OTT service on offer, under the brand name Jadoo Digital.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Mobile TV Group Adds 13 FUJINON Lenses to New 40HDX, Two 4K UA107x's to 39 Flex
Latest Selections Mark First U.S. Delivery of 107x Lens and Follow MTVG’s Spring Purchase of FUJINON 4K and HD Lenses
Fresh on the heels of a purchase of 12 FUJINON lenses this spring, Denver-based firm Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has added two UA107x8.4 (UA107x) 4K UHD lenses onto its 39 Flex 4K mobile unit and 13 FUJINON HD lenses to its newest 40HDX HD production truck – set to launch late next month. This recent selection marks the first delivery in the U.S. of the UA107x lens, introduced this past April at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
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Winners Announced In REDirect Award-Winning TV Production Company Deepens Talent in Original ProgrammingI
Winners Announced In REDirect Award-Winning TV Production Company Deepens Talent in Original ProgrammingIWinners Announced in REDirect Explore 2016 Contest
RED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside Television, has announced Isaac Sokol’s Into Dust as the winning short film in this year’s edition of the REDirect Explore competition. Second place went to Jesse Hoffman for The Process, and Joey Schusler’s Pedal to Peaks won the Fan Favorite category.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now AvailableNew update adds direct support for ProRes decode !Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and even more editing and color improvements. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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NHL’s Hurricanes increase live production capacity with EVS
NHL’s Hurricanes increase live production capacity with EVSMaximizing workflows with EVS provides more angles, more access and room to grow
EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announced that CanesVision, production studio for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, has invested in EVS live production solutions to update its production workflows. The PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, is home to the Hurricanes as well as to the North Carolina State University men’s basketball team.
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Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K
Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film "Independence Day: Resurgence."
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The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherThis decade-old church in Bakersfield, California, chose the Roland V-1200HD as the foundational component that will act as the video hub for a future expansion including a possible satellite location and the need to add cameras and I-MAG projection
The Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield, California, has plans for its future. The 12-year-old house of worship, whose sanctuary today accommodates 1,200 worshippers at a time – a total of 25,000 weekly across three Sunday services, is considering adding a satellite location sometime in the next year or two, which will necessitate the acquisition and integration of video cameras and I-MAG projection, something they don’t need currently thanks to an architectural design whose curved balcony makes for a pleasantly intimate worship space. But when The Bridge Bible Church makes its expansion move, its media infrastructure will be ready, thanks to the purchase earlier this year of a Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher. The Roland V-1200HD was purchased through Pacific West Sound, also in Bakersfield.
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DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35
DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35Director of Photography Luke Sauer has completed shooting the upcoming feature Lasso with Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for an early 2017 release.
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JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA #27) that produces 40 hours of news each week, arranged a high-profile test of the JVC Private MESH Video Network during the big race in late May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. According to Jeff Walker, chief engineer for WRTV, the system was able to double the HD video delivery during the race that traditional microwave equipment would have allowed.
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Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church
Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community ChurchExceptional image fidelity, feature-richness and ease of use enhance on-campus, multi-site and online video initiatives as church expands
For Water of Life Community Church, video has long been an essential component in bringing its message to local congregants and followers around the world. When the non-denominational church recently expanded with a new facility and state-of-the-art technical equipment, they chose Z‑HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the high-quality image acquisition they wanted to underpin their video initiatives.
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Vidcheck Adds Advanced Media Player and AS-10 File Handling to Vidchecker
Vidcheck Adds Advanced Media Player and AS-10 File Handling to VidcheckerSee Vidcheck on stand 8.A30 at IBC2016, September 9-13
Vidcheck, a globally active producer of advanced applications to check and correct file-based video and audio content, will demonstrate the latest version of Vidchecker plus the opex-licence-based Vidchecker OnDemand at IBC2016.
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Broadcast Pix Solutions Simplify Live Productions for Broadcasters at TAB 2016
Broadcast Pix Solutions Simplify Live Productions for Broadcasters at TAB 2016Broadcast Pix™ will showcase a number of solutions designed to simplify live production for broadcasters during the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #23), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. The company will demonstrate its new BPCommand™ control interfaces along with its Mica™ integrated production switcher and Roadie™ end-to-end mobile system, which support the new BPNet™ cloud-based workflow management and storage system.
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Ikegami Positions 4K at Centre Stage for IBC2016
Ikegami Positions 4K at Centre Stage for IBC20164K UHD will form the central element of Ikegami's exhibit at IBC2016. Making their IBC debut on stand 12.A31 will be the 4K-native 2/3 inch UHK-430 portable broadcast camera and the HQLM-3120W 31 inch monitor. Also on show will be the revolutionary new HDL-F3000 multi-format ultra-low-light camera and the new MCP-300 Network Master Control Panel. Established in September 1946, the company also celebrates its 70th anniversary at IBC2016.
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FUJINON Cabrio Lens Relied on for Live 4K Broadcast of Canada's iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards
Lens Mounted on Steadicam for Live Production of Outdoor Event
Bell Media, one of Canada’s premier multimedia companies, produced a live-to-air UHD broadcast of the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards(MMVAs) in downtown Toronto in June, with an extensive set up that included a 4K OB truck from Dome Productions. Along with the 4K truck from Dome, the outdoor event employed two audio mobile trucks from Broadcast Audio Services (BAS) and LiveWire Remote Recorders, an on-site broadcast control room and two audio mixing rooms. Bell Media was set on a wide-angle look but didn’t want the barrel distortion common with 2/3” sensor wide-angle lenses, so they turned to the PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens from the FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division.
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Amsterdam ArenA Improves Stadia AV Signal Routing with Blackmagic Design
Amsterdam ArenA Improves Stadia AV Signal Routing with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the home of leading Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax, Amsterdam ArenA has upgraded it’s audiovisual production capabilities with the addition of Blackmagic’s MultiView 16 and two Smart Videohub 40 x 40 video routers.
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Bluefish444 Announces New KRONOS range of Video, Audio, Data I/O Cards
Multi-Channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post Production
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, introduces the KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards.
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Matrox at IBC2016 — Product Preview
At IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9–13, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video is showcasing the new, award-winning Monarch™ LCS lecture capture appliance featuring synchronized lecture and presentation capture and streaming, the Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel streaming and recording appliance, and the VS4Recorder Pro. In addition, Matrox will display their comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post London used DaVinci Resolve Studio to complete the edit, color grade and HDR finishing for Universal Pictures’ “Jason Bourne,” in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. The film is currently in cinemas.
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SMPTE IBC2016 Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, 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, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB Show
FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB ShowThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses.
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Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare Flow
Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare FlowEditShare has chosen Vidcheck's Vidchecker file-based quality assurance solution for full integration with the Editshare Flow production asset management platform. The combination of Vidchecker and Flow will be introduced by EditShare on stand 7.G37 at IBC2016 in September.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Action Scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne."
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Action Scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne."Blackmagic Design today announced that multiple Micro Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by Second Unit DP Igor Meglic to capture action scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne." A Blackmagic Video Assist monitor and recorder was also used to verify camera positioning during shooting. Directed by Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum"), the film is the next installment of the Bourne franchise, which follows lethal former CIA operative Jason Bourne as he is drawn out of the shadows. Matt Damon returns to the role of Jason Bourne and is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles.
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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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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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JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015
JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015
Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015Ikegami's HC-HD300 makes its first UK exhibition appearance at BVE 2015 in London, February 24-26. Introduced at BIRTV 2014 and now deliverable, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible docking-style camera for studio or field operation.
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AJA CION is Shipping
AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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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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Three time Oscar Winning Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE LAST EMPEROR, REDS) sits in the green room of the Paramount Theater about to speak before the first US screening of Woody Allen's new film, Café Society. Storaro not only brought his genius to the film as Cinematographer, he accomplished...
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