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Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby Atmos
News: Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby AtmosTranskoder delivers object-based audio support and faster-than-realtime DCPs
Colorfront , 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, today announced that Colorfront Transkoder, its automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).
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Netstor Releases All New 2.5-inch Thunderbolt 2 RAID, Making a Powerful Mobility Workstation in such a Simple Way
The NA338TB designed for on-site video editing application is Netstor's latest innovative product for the 2.5" SSD or HDD Thunderbolt™2 storage following its launching of the large capacity 3.5" drive Thunderbolt™ storage solutions highly praised and supported by the video editors and digital content creators. Professionals use low power requirement SSD or 2.5-inch HDD for expanding storage to allow outdoor editing/post production with difficulty acquiring sufficient electric power to work smoothly and progress steadily.
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HP News: New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP
HP today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.
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Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second Office
News: Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second OfficeCompany’s unique model sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support execution of each project
Austin-based Fueld Films, known for producing national caliber commercials in regional markets, has boldly expanded its creative resources with a dedicated roster of directing talent from strategic markets throughout North America. The development of the Fueld roster is an evolution of the company’s unique model, whereby the company’s crack producing team sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support the execution of each project at the highest level.
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ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa Monica
News: ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa MonicaOn the heels of their breakout project “Prime Musical” for Amazon, ArsenalFX Founder Mark Leiss launches Santa Monica, California-based content creation studio ArsenalCreative alongside ECD Kaan Atilla and EP Cortney Haile. ArsenalCreative, specializes in design, branding, animation, and visual effects for the commercial and entertainment industries.
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Digitalfilm Tree Demonstrates How Prostack and Critique SaaS Facilitates Instant, Secure Worldwide Access to Massive Data Files
Cloud-based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Hollywood’s new era of mobile production
Guillaume Aubuchon demonstrated the power of cloud based workflows during the OpenStack keynote today. With partners HP Heilion and Blue Box Cloud, DigitalFilm Tree demonstrated how cloud based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Hollywood’s new era of mobile production. Guillaume, CTO of DigitalFilm Tree noted, “Now that the world is the stage for virtually every major production in Hollywood, the cloud is essential to knit together the entire production team in real time.”
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Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/R
News:Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/RInaugural project is sensorial immersion for Art of Patron with White Label S/R via agency Firstborn
Award-winning director Mark Kudsis inaugural project with a White Label S/R Product is the epic Art of Patron Virtual Reality Experiencevia agency Firstborn. The sensorial immersion involves a groundbreaking blend of Virtual Reality Technology, Drone filming and photo real CG to transport participants to Patron’s Hacienda and experience its unique, handcrafted process as guided by the brand’s signature bee. The virtual reality experience is a centerpiece of Art of Patron events being held around the country. An interactive, 360 web version can be viewed at http://patrontequila.com/art-of-patron/vr
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HP News: Sprout by HP Captures Interest from Commercial Customers to Educators
HP today announced that it will begin selling later this month Sprout by HP through its commercial channel in the U.S. With its dual touchscreen display and HP Touch Mat, instant capture capability and remote collaboration capabilities, Sprout enables enhanced creativity and collaboration for commercial and education markets.
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PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's Deadline
News: PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's DeadlineThinkbox Software’s Render Management Solution Tackles Large Format Scenes with Ease
Full-service production company DK Studios transforms ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into captivating work for advertising and entertainment clients. Housed within Digital Kitchen, a creative and digital agency with a rich history in motion design, DK Studios shares resources with its parent company but directly services advertising agencies in addition to executing concepts developed by Digital Kitchen for brands and entertainment.
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
News: The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we'll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television's golden age, and to close this year's show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE's acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from the best in the business."
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ATTO to Demonstrate End-to-End High Performance Media Workflow Solutions from Content Creation to Delivery at NAB 2015
Addressing the needs of 4K/8K editing, media asset management and connecting production systems to IT infrastructures
ATTO Technology, Inc. today announced that it will showcase its extensive portfolio of connectivity solutions designed to create a complete high performance infrastructure from workgroup through enterprise, from content creation through delivery at its NAB booth #SL7610 in Las Vegas, April 13 – 16.
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Sony and WGBH Boston Launch Public Media Management
Revolutionary New System Created to Serve Public Broadcast Needs
Sony Electronics and flagship PBS station WGBH are launching Public Media Management (PMM), a first-of-its kind centralized media management and content distribution service that gives public TV stations new tools to engage with their communities now and into the future. The new cloud-based service went live on April 1, following a year-long pilot program between the two organizations.
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NAB News: FilmLight extends flexible and efficient BLG colour workflow
News: NAB News: FilmLight extends flexible and efficient BLG colour workflowComplete product range for innovative scene-to-screen metadata-based colour workflow now includes new Daylight dailies software and the extension of Baselight Editions
FilmLight’s products for colour grading and finishing have a reputation for being the ultimate in productivity and creativity. With the unique integration of colour grading tools across dailies, editorial, VFX and finishing — using the renderless, metadata-based Baselight Linked Grade (BLG) workflow — FilmLight delivers on its promise of a colour-managed end-to-end pipeline. All BLG-enabled products from FilmLight combine to make a highly efficient colour workflow that maintains full creative freedom while communicating creative intent throughout the production process.
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NAB News: FilmLight extends flexible and efficient BLG colour workflow
News: NAB News: FilmLight extends flexible and efficient BLG colour workflow
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Award-Winning Director Morgan Spurlock and Renowned Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Avid Connect 2015
With Last Year's Event a Sell-Out and Hundreds of Participants Already Registered for the Second Annual Event of the Avid Customer Association, Limited Space is Filling Quickly
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced exciting developments in its preparation for Avid Connect 2015, the second annual event of the Avid Customer Association, to be held April 10-12, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas--just prior to the NAB show. Guest keynote speakers will include award-winning writer, director, and producer Morgan Spurlock; and Guy Kawasaki, the renowned author, entrepreneur and business advisor.
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HP Introduces Industry's Thinnest and Lightest Workstation Ultrabooks
New ZBook Workstations Extend World's Thinnest and Lightest Business-Class Notebook Status Held by HP
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the industry's thinnest and lightest workstation Ultrabooks™ (1), the HP ZBook 14 and 15u. HP also announced its next-generation virtual workstation and enhancements to its Remote Graphics Software.
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HP Debuts Virtual Reality Display Reducing the Barriers Between Digital and Physical World
Expands Computer Monitor Portfolio With Ultra High-Definition and Curved Displays
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today expanded its portfolio of computer monitors with an interactive virtual reality display, 4K and 5K ultra high-definition displays and curved displays for consumers and professionals. Designed to immerse users into a variety of digital experiences, the new products include:
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John Diel Joins Studio Network Solutions (SNS) As Director Of Sales
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) has brought John Diel on board as Director of Sales. Diel, currently based in California, brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of SNS technology with SNS’s channel of Resellers worldwide.
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Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully Pictures
News: Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully PicturesTaylor Steele, an American filmmaker best known for the award-winning surf documentaries Sipping Jetstream and Castles in the Sky, has joined Bully Pictures for exclusive representation for advertising projects. The director of more than 40 films as well as television spots for Corona, Aston Martin, Roxy and Pacifico, Steele has spent more than two decades traveling the globe, capturing spectacular imagery while working with the world’s best surfers, musicians and other talents.
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Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014
News: Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014Colorfront continues leadership in UHDTV and IMF/DCP mastering capabilities
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will set new performance standards and demonstrate a host of cutting-edge features for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) post production, plus IMF authoring and DCP digital cinema mastering, during SMPTE 2014, Hollywood, CA, 20-23 October (Colorfront booth #311).
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Advantage Video Systems to Demo 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at SMPTE
News: Advantage Video Systems to Demo 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at SMPTEMac-based system provides an integrated solution for dailies processing, editorial and more in a mobile package. See it at axle Video, Booth 409.
Advantage Video Systems will showcase 4Kase, its new mobile, post-production and editing system for use on-set at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, October 20-23, in Hollywood. The lightest, most compact and most comprehensive on-set production solution on the market, 4Kase drew rave reviews from production professionals of all types when it was introduced at NAB in April.
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AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for "Gone Girl" VFX Review
News: AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for "Gone Girl" VFX ReviewAJA Video Systems' Io 4K device for professional video and audio I/O was used to facilitate 4K playback for VFX review on director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl, from 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry and was released by 20th Century Fox on October 3rd.
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Rolling Large with PropShop
News: Rolling Large with PropShopPropshop turns to LightWave 11.6 and 3D printing to create unique movie objects, including a crazy car for the recent Muppets movie
Dressing a movie set can be complicated. After all, where does one get the large, intricately detailed, signature hammer – Mjolnir – wielded by the superhero Thor? Or the magnificent king’s staff and richly styled horse armor for Maleficent? For years now, Propshop in London has been building one-of-a-kind objects designed to suspend belief and transport audiences into the various film worlds created by the directors and art departments, whether for a visual gag or visual intrigue.
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Post Production Workflow for Gone Girl At LAPPG's October Meeting - Presented by HP
Exploring the Most Advanced Technical Workflow in Filmmaking
The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is honored to showcase the post production workflow for the soon to be released feature film, Gone Girl at their October 8th Meeting at 7pm at Crossroads School in Santa Monica.
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Market Technology to Represent Advantage Video Systems’ 4Kase in Latin America
On-set workflow system provides a fully-integrated, cost effective solution for region’s burgeoning broadcast, film and television industries.
Advantage Video Systems has signed a reseller agreement with Market Technology to bring its mobile post-production and editing system 4Kase to Latin America. Market Technology will resell the system to broadcasters, film and television producers and others through its network of more than two dozen sales agents in countries from Mexico to Brazil.
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Sonnet and Archiware Join Forces to Demonstrate Advanced Thunderbolt™ Connectivity for Video Archiving
At IBC2014, Sonnet Technologies will partner with Archiware GmbH to demonstrate an advanced video postproduction editing system connecting a remotely-located, rack-mounted Mac Pro® computer with attached storage expansion and LTO tape drive for archiving of video files, via optical Thunderbolt™ cable to a Thunderbolt dock with attached keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The demo at IBC2014 will feature Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of the Mac Pro, Archiware's P5 long-term archiving software, and the Sonnet Echo™ 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock.
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HP's New Workstations: Powerful, Expandable, and Compatible
Expanding its Z-series line, HP announced major updates to desktop and mobile workstations focusing on expandability, reliability and compatibility - and specifically targeting disappointed Mac users that may not have considered the PC world before. With the key word for creative professionals being "bottleneck" as 4K media (and beyond) and native editing become a mainstay of a typical workflow, HP hopes that giving users more options will be the solution.
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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, iZotope, Atomos, and HP. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00.
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The Barkers Join STORY
News: The Barkers Join STORYHusband-and-Wife Directing Team Specializing in Exuberant Lifestyle Work, Gains National Representation for Commercials and Branded Content.
STORY has entered into an agreement with Chris and Kristen Barker, the multi-talented, husband and wife creative team known as The Barkers, to represent them for commercial advertising projects throughout the United States. The Chicago-based duo are creative auteurs whose work for Microsoft, Kraft, Head & Shoulders, Google, United Airlines, Hewlett Packard and others, includes commercials, branded content, commercial photography and original music. The pair has won wide praise for work centering on casual, youth-oriented lifestyle material, a style they term “Life Shared.”
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XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server Range
News: XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server RangeEnhanced connectivity offers the media and entertainment industry a multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced it will add support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage across its entire archive appliance and server product range, including the SX-10 and SX-520. The cloud connectivity will provide customers added flexibility and enable them to enhance data protection capabilities by allowing content to be easily stored and archived to Amazon Cloud, LTO and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA), or a combination of all three simultaneously.
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1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2 Thunderbolt LTO Storage Solution Now Shipping
News: 1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2 Thunderbolt LTO Storage Solution Now ShippingFollow-on to 1 Beyond ThunderTape, part of 1 Beyond LTO Archive Product Family
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in purpose-built professional video systems, today announced that the 1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2, a Thunder-bolt-connected LTO-6 drive with second device option, is now shipping. 1 Beyond's ThunderTape 2 is the company's latest addition to its family of LTO archive solutions and is ideal for the entry-level Macintosh user or small post-facility wanting a simple way to connect a tape drive to an existing Macintosh for the most cost-effective LTO backup solution.
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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows
News: NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing WorkflowsSIGGRAPH - NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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Seventh Amsterdam SuperMeet to Feature Editors of "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The CPUG Network has Announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to Take Place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the Heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, who are Currently Editing "Star Wars: Episode VII," will be the Featured Guests. The Full Agenda will not be Announced Until Shortly Before the Dvent Date. Tickets are on Sale now and can be Purchased at the SuperMeet Web Site.
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM (19:00) and continue until 11:00PM (23:00). Tickets are on sale online for the earlybird price of Euro10.00 each plus ticket fee and Euro10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Earlybird sales end August 15, 2014.
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Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice Recording
News: Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice RecordingThe Company will Show its New Voice Processor that is Already Helping Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At IBC 2014 (10.A49), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will show its D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor – a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
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Leading Advertising Company Decreases Rendering Time from Hours to Minutes with Small Tree’s ThunderNET2
10GbE Solution Allows Company to Scrub Across 4k with No Network Bottlenecks
As a worldwide leader in entertainment and arts advertising, SpotCo faces tight deadlines that are often measured in seconds, not minutes. To ensure that file read times during post-production meet their demanding requirements, SpotCo recently installed the ThunderNET2 networking solution by Small Tree and the system’s performance has been much appreciated by its editing team.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the Call For Entries for The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has opened its Call for Entries for the HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. This award was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation, and is judged by a jury of peers and industry experts. The Creativity and Innovation honors have consistently attracted the most thoughtful and forward thinking companies and individuals in the industry.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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ATTO Technology and Hewlett-Packard Address the Next Generation of IT Infrastructure
Industry Undergoing One of its Largest Transformations in Over a Decade
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today highlights its strong partnership with HP®. As IT infrastructures see some of its most radical change in over a decade, ATTO and HP are poised to deliver unique solutions that support the “New Style of IT.”
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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Advantage Video Systems to Show 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at Cine Gear
News: Advantage Video Systems to Show 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at Cine GearMac-Based System Provides an Integrated Solution for Dailies Processing, Editorial and More in a Mobile Package.
Advantage Video Systems will showcase 4Kase, its new mobile, post-production and editing system for use on-set at Cine Gear Expo, June 6-7, at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. AVS, which debuted a 4Kase prototype at NAB in April, will demonstrate a production model of the system, now ready for immediate shipment.
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kaboom’s Doug Werby Directs Comedic “Wi-Fi Hunters” Campaign for HP/Qualcomm & Agency Doremus
News: kaboom’s Doug Werby Directs Comedic “Wi-Fi Hunters” Campaign for HP/Qualcomm & Agency DoremusHP/Qualcomm’s new campaign via agency Doremus marks a return to comedy for kaboom’s Doug Werby, a director known for eliciting subtle and compelling performance in any genre. The spots are deeply relatable narratives about a truly modern day dilemma; the pitfalls and ridiculous lengths we go to in the pursuit of secure, high quality Wi-Fi.
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ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading Panels
News: ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading PanelsThe Precision Grading Panel for SGO Mistika has proven to be a big hit at the National Association of Broadcaster's Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas this April. Within hours of the show opening, pioneering London facilities company ONSIGHT placed an order for two Precision Panels to help drive their state-of-the-art Mistika grading and finishing suites in 4K, 3D and HD. They will be installed at the company’s stunning new WC2 premises by St Martins Lane, which also includes 4K projection.
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, Digital
News: Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, DigitalTool is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Executive Producer Christopher Neff to their Digital team.
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HP Streamlines Remote Content Creation, Solves Storage Bottleneck with Industry First Offerings
HP today announced two workstation-industry firsts, updates to its virtual workstation and real-time collaboration software to enable remote workstation productivity from a Windows 8 tablet and a solution to solve the storage bottleneck for customers creating large data files.
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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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Stream TV Networks Teams With SGO at NAB 2014
New Toolsets to Accelerate Adoption of the Glasses-Free 3D Ultra-D Format
Stream TV Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D technology will be demonstrated in the SGO booth (SL9021) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB 2014) in Las Vegas, April 7-10, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. The NAB showcase also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO, the global leader in innovation for 3D post-production.
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StorageDNA Introduces DNA Evolution 3.5 With Built-in MAM, Conform and Direct LTO Workflows
News: StorageDNA Introduces DNA Evolution 3.5 With Built-in MAM, Conform and Direct LTO WorkflowsFull-Featured LTO LTFS Archive Solution With Powerful Integrated MAM, Conform and Next Generation Direct LTO Workflows for More Cost-Effective Media Pipelines
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archive workflow solutions for media professionals, will feature the latest version of its LTO LTFS archive and MAM solution, DNA Evolution™ at the 2014 NAB Show in StorageDNA's booth SL10621. DNA Evolution 3.5 is a groundbreaking media archive and media asset manager (MAM) workflow solution that helps build a more cost-effective, accessible, searchable, and secure archive that is easy to scale. Built on Linear Tape-Open with Linear Tape File System (LTO LTFS) technology, it delivers the fastest data movement, search, restore, and access of digital file-based content.
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Agenda Announced for the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
The Agenda has Been Set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to Be Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas. SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014.
SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014. Doors will open at 4:30PM. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.- The agenda has been set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the SuperMeet are on sale online for $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and teachers. They will be $20.00 at the door. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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Jünger Audio Shows The D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor At NAB 2014
The Company's New Voice Processor is Proving a Huge Hit With Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios That Need to Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At NAB 2014 (Booth C2134), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will be showing its recently introduced D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor – a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
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The Studio-B&H Showcases Bluefish444 4K Workflow Solutions at NAB 2014
Assimilate SCRATCH 8 & Adobe Premiere 4K SDI display via Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is pleased to announce that The Studio-B&H is demonstrating Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova workflows supporting Adobe Premiere & Assimilate SCRATCH 8 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 7th - 10th 2014.
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XenData Open Archive Approach Streamlines Disaster Recovery Needs for PBS
PBS Leverages XenData Clustered SX-525 to Create Fully Redundant LTO Archives
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that it has been chosen by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), to help streamline its disaster recovery needs. By leveraging the XenData SX-525, an LTO archive server cluster for high availability, PBS is creating a full program origination system for its disaster recovery site in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs
As a creative video editing pro, you want to focus on creating content that amazes the audience, makes your clients come back for more, and inspires your creative peers.
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SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on Linux
News: SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on LinuxIn response to market feedback, SGO takes another major development step forward with the release of its Linux version of MAMBA FX. With the ability to already run under Microsoft Windows, Mamba FX is now available on Linux for all 64-bit distributions on PC hardware of various configurations.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern Region
News: AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern RegionAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the appointment of Mike Harris as Regional Sales Director for the Eastern region in the US and Canada. In his new role, Harris will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with major networks, studios and broadcasters, further expanding AmberFin's position and presence in North America.
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Jerry Gepner Named CEO of Tekserve
News: Jerry Gepner Named CEO of TekserveTekserve, a New York City-based technology solutions provider and Apple reseller, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Gepner to CEO, effective immediately. In his new role, Gepner will oversee all business operations for Tekserve and will create and implement growth strategies for the company.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Editing Company Friendshop! Launches in New York
News: Editing Company Friendshop! Launches in New YorkFormer Go Robot! editors Tim Wilson and Ben Suenaga join former Ogilvy executive producer Melissa Mapes in new boutique venture.
Editors Tim Wilson and Ben Suenaga have departed Go Robot!, New York, and opened a new editing company with partner and Managing Director/Executive Producer Melissa Mapes. Dubbed Friendshop!, the new venture will temporarily operate as “Artists in Residence” at Outpost Digital, New York, while permanent offices are undergoing construction.
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Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry
News: Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry“In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika! We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities...” Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Studio Post Kopic has significantly expanded its service offerings with the purchase of a Mistika DI Post Production System from SGO. The boutique studio specialises in the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content and is based in the thriving film industry city of Montréal in Quebec. Headed by groundbreaking veteran editor Alain Baril and digital artist Nicolas Fournier, the move to progress further with a game-changing investment with Mistika at the helm, reflects the constant desire the company has to push the envelope and offer alternative innovative and creative ways for post production finishing for film and broadcast.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology Available Worldwide
Launch of Virtual GPU Technology on Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer Lets IT Organizations Deliver Secure, Mobile, Graphics-Intensive Applications
Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers -- including those working remotely -- cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA® GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop® 7.1 and Citrix XenServer® 6.2.
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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Versatile Distribution Services Welcomes Herb Ricco to Broadcast Sales Team
Versatile Distribution Services, a division of Versatile Communications, Inc., today announced that Herb Ricco has joined its sales team as an account manager serving the Avid, Adobe, Assimilate and Grass Valley reseller network. Always ahead of the curve on industry trends and new and emerging technologies, Ricco has poised himself to better position Versatile Distribution Services as the go-to distributor for turnkey broadcast and post-production solutions (Avid 7, Adobe Creative Cloud, EDIUS Pro, & SCRATCH) powered by Hewlett Packard (HP) platforms. “At Versatile Distribution Services, our sales team is touted as a highly knowledgeable group of individuals, each of whom provides a seamless experience for the Avid, Adobe, Assimilate and Grass Valley reseller community,” comments Jason Quast, managing director, broadcast, Versatile Distribution Services. “Herb Ricco is an ideal fit for this team. With an impressive track record, Ricco has consistently contributed to both improved productivity and profitability through leadership, as well as proved to have a sound understanding of client needs. We are confident he will be an invaluable addition to our team.”
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Key Code Media Team Up for Social Media Integration
Bannister Lake Software, the leading provider of automated broadcast display solutions, announced a new business partnership with turnkey digital media communication systems industry leader, Key Code Media, at SMPTE 2013 in Hollywood.
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Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room
Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, "From the Cutting Room". The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato ("Hugo," "Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Mark Russell ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Doubt," "Minority Report"). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.
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Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne Desk
News: Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne DeskJackshoot, one of Europe's leading online broadcast service-providers, has taken delivery of the first Custom Consoles EditOne desk. Installed at Jackshoot's UK headquarters, the EditOne is being used as a live control station for switching, editing and monitoring live programme content immediately prior to live internet-based transmission.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance
News: Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance The new Dell Precision M3800 is the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation Incredibly vivid optional Quad HD+ display with highest resolution available for visualizing and bringing creative ideas to life Features Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and ISV certifications for seamlessly running top digital content creation and design applications
Dell today added a new form factor to its family of the world’s most powerful mobile workstations, the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M3800. Merging beautiful design in an ultra-thin form factor with workstation-class performance, Dell has delivered an uncompromising system for digital content creators and engineers looking for portability, power and stylish design to match their image and environment.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Sound Devices Introduces Improved Features For 664 Production Mixer At AES 2013
News: Sound Devices Introduces Improved Features For 664 Production Mixer At AES 2013Latest Firmware Update Offers Enhanced Functionality
Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, presents expanded recording capabilities, along with greater flexibility and ease-of-use outdoors for the company’s flagship 664 Production Mixer. Sound Devices showcases the benefits of the 664’s latest firmware update, Version 1.05, at the 135th International AES Convention (Gotham Sound and Communications, Booth 2738).
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Tolis Group Delivers End To End Argest® Solutions For Media Ingest, Storage, Management And Archival
TOLIS Group, Inc. announces the immediate availability of complete end-to-end solutions for the Media & Entertainment Industry that provide a single source solution for the ingest, storage, management, and archival of media assets
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Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive Producer
News: Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive ProducerNew York-based Cause & [Effect] has added Jenn Dewey as Executive Producer of their growing commercial division. With 15 years of post-production experience, Dewey has developed a fine-tuned expertise for every step in the process: CG, animation, editorial compositing, motion graphics, color correction, visual effects. Joining the team after most recently holding the role of Senior Producer at Method Studios, she has worked on numerous top commercial projects for brands such as Pepsi, HP, ETrade, Verizon, BMW, Nintendo and Twinnings for major agencies such as BBDO NY, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, mcgarrybowen, kbs+, Leo Burnett and AMVBBDO.
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ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand
News: ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand"We have been users of Mistika for a long time. It continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements in DI and Stereo 3D productions with impressive and importantly, real-time results. ...Updating our Mistika facilities was vital for the benefit of our creative and technical teams, in order to keep delivering high quality and time sensitive material.”Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT
ONSIGHT, one of the UK's major production facilities company and stereoscopic 3D specialists, expands further with substantial upgrades from SGO at its London-based full service post production facility. The company has added to its DI colour grading and Stereo 3D resources through the additional upgrade of its existing Mistika suites from SGO. ONSIGHT has offered its clients a suite of SGO products for some time, which include four Mistika systems operating on shared storage, the Mistika on-set production tool and an SGO SAN, powered-up by HPZ820 platforms for reinforced efficiency. The new and upgraded systems will include the latest Mistika 7.2 software with an exciting extension of Stereo 3D tools that streamline many routine tasks, along with transforming features that guarantee to deliver a significant increase in performance and boost productivity to meet client needs.
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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO
News: Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGOSGO Mistika's Unique workflow helped to produce world's first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award this week for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest Workflows
News: AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest WorkflowsIBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced TruZoom™ delivering high-quality region-of-interest (ROI) workflows from 4K and UltraHD video. The TruZoom software and external joystick controller drives AJA’s Corvid Ultra professional video I/O platfrom. TruZoom allows customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K frames to HD in realtime, making it ideal for sports broadcast, live event production, professional AV, and digital film.
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Sound Devices Releases Firmware Update For 664, Offering Improved Features For Outdoor Production
News: Sound Devices Releases Firmware Update For 664, Offering Improved Features For Outdoor ProductionSound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, has released its latest firmware update for the company’s flagship 664 Production Mixer. Version 1.05, now available for existing customers as a free download, brings additional features to the already-powerful mixer, offering expanded input/output connectivity and recording capabilities, along with greater flexibility and ease-of-use outdoors. Sound Devices 664 is on display at IBC 2013 (Hall 8, Stand 8.D74).
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SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
News: SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
Mamba FX takes VFX to new heights of performance and interactivity, striking at the heart of real-time compositing
SGO today unleashed new heights of performance and interactivity for users with the launch at IBC 2013 of MAMBA FX, a new powerful and innovative compositing software. Mamba FX is aimed at compositing at all levels, from the highly creative indie market through to major TV and studio productions. Running under Windows and available for a wide variety of PC configurations, Mamba FX is aggressively priced, making it the most accessible professional compositor on the market.
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What Makes the HP ZBook 17 with Quadro K5100M a Mobile Video Dream Machine
By Shawn Worsell
From the seismic interpreter looking for oil deposits in the remote Athabasca Tar Sands, to the design engineer making final edits on his widget while on vacation at the beach, to the event videographer shooting HD for the evening news, mobile workstations are being used by more professionals than ever.
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HP Expands Z Workstation Portfolio, Unveils World’s First Workstation Ultrabook
Company reinvents workstation lineup with new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, HP Z Displays, enhanced HP Z Workstations and Thunderbolt technology
HP today announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world’s first workstation Ultrabook™ — the HP ZBook 14(1) — and the industry’s first line of workstations to offer Intel’s Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer.(2)
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SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000
News: SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000Mistika powers up with NVIDIA to increase interactivity and HFR support
SGO today announced that it has certified the enterprise-class NVIDIA Quadro K6000 professional graphics card for use with its award-winning, high-end colour grading and finishing system Mistika. Recognised as the fastest post-production system available, Mistika's performance will be boosted with the addition of NVIDIA's latest GPU, which offers Mistika users over two times increased throughput. As Mistika runs with "off the shelf" hardware, users can benefit by simply upgrading their GPU board to the new Quadro K6000.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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XenData Showcases Integrated Digital Video Archiving Portfolio at IBC 2013
XenData showcases partial restore and server clustering for digital video archive at booth H47, Hall 7
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that it will be showcasing a broad range of digital video archiving solutions at this year’s IBC 2013, including the debut of the SX-525 server cluster as well as partial restore demonstrated on the XenData SX-10 and the SX-520 Series of LTO Archive Servers. The solutions on display will include:
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AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K Cameras
News: AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K CamerasMLB Network’s Postseason Game Coverage to Feature Scaling to HD from 4K Frames, Providing Multiple Looks at a Play From the Same Camera POV
AJA Video Systems has been working closely with MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s 24/7 cable TV network, to bring the soon-to-be-released AJA TruZoom software to market for highly detailed region-of-interest (ROI) extraction from 4K video. The TruZoom application controls AJA’s Corvid Ultra with TruScale™ hardware, which supports 4K/2K/UHD/HD/Dual-link and SD workflows to produce scaled output video at 1080p, 720p or 1080i. AJA’s TruZoom software allows customers to rapidly keyframe scaled elements onto a timeline from 4K sources to deliver incredible image quality and will be demonstrated during the IBC Conference at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam from September 13-17 at the AJA stand, 7.F11.
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ONSIGHT's high-flying Mistika Colourist David Gonzalez Lozano is Selected for Broadcast's 2013 Hot Shots
News: ONSIGHT's high-flying Mistika Colourist David Gonzalez Lozano is Selected for Broadcast's 2013 Hot Shots
“The power and flexibility of Mistika allows me to focus on what I need to deliver creatively and technically at ONSIGHT, whether in 2D, 3D or 4K, for quality results.” David Gonzalez Lozano, Mistika Colourist & Online Editor, ONSIGHT, London
SGO congratulates ONSIGHT on yet another of its talented Mistika Colourists and Online Editors, David Gonzalez Lozano being selected for the sought-after Broadcast's Hot Shot recognition awards. David was chosen as one of the “Broadcast 2013 Hot Shots” this month, as nominated by the team at ONSIGHT. It is an accolade that reflects the acknowledgement and recognition from the industry's most prominent platforms of the professionalism ONSIGHT's post production team in Soho expounds. ONSIGHT's Mistika Colourist Andy Lee made the Broadcast Hot 100 last year as well.
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EditShare Unveils Advanced Media Asset Management Capabilities and Demonstrates Latest Releases of Its Shared Storage, Ingest, Playout, Archiving and Video Editing Solutions at IBC2013
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing new releases of the company’s high-performance shared storage, ingest, media asset management, playout, archiving and backup, and video editing solutions for production and broadcast at the IBC2013 Exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from September 13 through 17 in hall 7 on stand B26.
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Noted Senior Colorist Lynette Duensing Joins Cinelicious
News: Noted Senior Colorist Lynette Duensing Joins CineliciousNext-gen postproduction company Cinelicious is excited to welcome senior colorist Lynette Duensing. Lynette is an internationally renowned color talent who recently returned from a year working abroad in Shanghai. She will be based out of Cinelicious Santa Monica for commercial projects and lend her signature eye for grading to longform via Cinelicious Hollywood.
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Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows Today
News: Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows TodayRenowned production and post production facility, Kamerawerk GmbH Switzerland, has launched itself into tomorrow’s production techniques today. Kamerawerk is producing a story driven music video, using not only 4K acquisition but a complete 4K 60 frame per second production pipeline including cameras, editing, colour grading and finishing.
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Get Customized Comfort with HP’s New EliteDisplay E271i
News: Get Customized Comfort with HP’s New EliteDisplay E271iThe New EliteDisplay E271i: Ergonomic & Built for Business
The days of a monitor functioning as a tool for just one employee are over with today's launch of the new EliteDisplay E271i monitor.
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HP Launches New Class of Server for Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
News: HP Launches New Class of Server for Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big DataSoftware defined servers designed for the data center and built for the planet
HP today unveiled the world's first commercially available HP Moonshot system, delivering compelling new infrastructure economics by using up to 89 percent less energy, 80 percent less space and costing 77 percent less, compared to traditional servers.(1)
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HP: New Mobile Workstation, 4K Dreamcolor, Faster  ZTurboHP: New Mobile Workstation, 4K Dreamcolor, Faster ZTurbo
HP unveiled a thin new full performance mobile workstation, newer faster versions of the ZTurbo drive, and updated 4K Dreamcolor displays at the 2015 NAB Show
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Tech Update: DIY 11 & System Recommendations for Video Editing
We’ve published two new articles on our website that we hope Creative COW members will want to read and bookmark. Our latest DIY build is DIY 11 and it is a creaming fast machine capable of 4K work. Our recommended systems page has been updated to include all the latest...
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Videoguys Tech Select HPz Workstations for Professionals
Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP uses only the best components, and these workstations come optimized for digital content creation. They are easily expandable and upgradable which means...
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Black Friday Sales Announced at Videoguys.com
Free Shipping and 5% Off all orders plus a free gift with purchase on orders over $500 now through Cyber Monday http://www.videoguys.com/VideoguysSpecials/This-Weeks-Special.aspx Glen Cove, NY – Videoguys.com has been one of the leading sources for video editing and production equipment for more than 25 years and has built a reputation...
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PodcastPodcasts:

HP New Dimensions : Creative COW Magazine
Explore workflows for stereoscopic 3D moviemaking, episodic TV, color grading, large-scale motion graphics and more, with first-person success stories using HP workstations.
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HP Supplemental Edition : Creative COW Magazine
Creative COW Magazine Special Edition, 'Free Your Mind: How Mac Users are Using the HPZ800 For Power and Profit.'
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