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Tedial Revolutionizes Storage Management and Brings Arché “MAM-in-a-Box” to Market at NAB 2017
Tedial Revolutionizes Storage Management and Brings Arché “MAM-in-a-Box” to Market at NAB 2017
Tedial tackles storage virtualization via AST; integrates with Pebble Beach automation to launch Multiverse
Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist will debut Evolution Augmented STorage, a new concept in storage virtualization systems to be demonstrated in Booth N 1420 at NAB. Expanding its platform, Tedial introduces Multiverse, a tight integration between Pebble Broadcast Systems’ Marina Automation and Tedial’s Evolution MAM.
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Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Broadcast TV group uses Facebook Live to extend reach and connect with viewers
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Meredith Corporation’s broadcast television group, a publicly held media and marketing services company based in Des Moines, Iowa, has chosen the Wirecast Gear appliance to enable its stations to stream breaking news and news-related content directly to Facebook Live.
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Custom Consoles Completes Studio Desk Project for TV3
Custom Consoles Completes Studio Desk Project for TV3
See Custom Consoles on stand C2-42 at CABSAT, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 21-23
Custom Consoles announces the completion of a studio desk project for Dublin-based television broadcaster TV3 Group. The contract includes two large production control desks plus a single-operator sound control desk with a large integrated audio mixing panel. All three desks are based on the Module-R product series.
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Camera Corps Makes Tracks to BVE 2017
Camera Corps Makes Tracks to BVE 2017Camera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems, will promote its innovative products and services during Broadcast Video Expo at the London ExCel from Tuesday February 28 through Thursday March 2. Exhibiting on stand P14, the Camera Corps team will be hosting equipment demonstrations for stand visitors for the duration of the show.
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Prominent Touring Acts
Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Prominent Touring Acts
The Roland M-5000 lets FOH and monitor mixers for such acts as Vocalosity, Saint Motel and Sabrina Carpenter manage their live shows with efficiency and sound quality
The Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console has a lot going for it: 128 channels, up to 228 signal paths, 28 faders, multi-layer operation, a touch-screen display, 24-bit/96kHz resolution and more. From another point of view, what the M-5000 really offers can be boiled down to the top three things that count on the road: great sound, utter reliability, and the kind of flexibility that lets front-of-house and monitor mixers build the workflow that best suits them and their artists.
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ADG "Scenic Arts Day" Proclaimed by LA City Council Feb. 24
Councilmember Krekorian To Present Resolution on Friday, Feb. 24
The ART DIRECTORS GUILD (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and its Scenic, Title and Graphic Artist Council will be honored by the LA City Council with a resolution presented by Councilmember Paul Krekorian recognizing this Friday, Feb. 24, as Scenic Arts Day in Los Angeles. This distinguished honor spotlights the artists behind the meticulously rendered, hand painted scenic backdrops that have created worlds of imagination in almost every feature film of Hollywood’s golden age. This accolade celebrates ADG’s collaboration on the new book THE ART OF THE HOLLYWOOD BACKDROP and with JC Backings on the original MGM Scenic Art Studio (now Sony Studios) where most of these gigantic backdrops are preserved.
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ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette Ferguson
ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette FergusonAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, and audio integration firm, today announced industry sales veteran Suzette Ferguson has joined the company to increase sales efforts across Southern California. Based in Los Angeles, she will continue to expand ASG’s presence in the media and entertainment market, as well as a variety of vertical markets.
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Wrike Announces Video Proofing to Improve Collaboration on Video Assets
Wrike Announces Video Proofing to Improve Collaboration on Video Assets
Explosion of Online Video marketing leaves teams in need of better organization
Wrike, the work management software for high performance teams, today announced the release of a new set of tools that allow video producers, editors and business users to share feedback and collaborate on the development of video assets. With Proofing and Approval for video, Wrike introduces new value to its Wrike for Marketers platform, which supports high-volume digital teams through the entire creative and marketing workflow.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! Series
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED!, an original shortform comedy series from Wraptastic Productions premiering March 6, 2017 exclusively on Amazon. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Chris Sobchack, executive producer, to handle the entire post production process.
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Utah Scientific Signs CER-TEC as Rep for New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia
Utah Scientific Signs CER-TEC as Rep for New York, New Jersey, and PhiladelphiaUtah Scientific today announced that CER-TEC has joined the company's network of strategic partners as a manufacturer's representative. CER-TEC will market the entire line of Utah Scientific products to resellers and broadcast end users in a broad region that includes the New York City metro area, Long Island, New Jersey, and metropolitan Philadelphia.
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OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack delivers the best active tracking solution ever built, with the lowest deployment cost for theme park scaled VR experiences
OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3.
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Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Award-winning colorist, whose credits include the Terrence Malick films "Weightless" and "Knight of Cups", joins expanding division focused on theatrical mastering.
Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated for release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Robert Towne (Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and John Woo (Face/Off).
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Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post has completed picture post on TABOO, a major new BBC drama series starring Tom Hardy, using DaVinci Resolve Studio together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. P Baker and Scott Free Productions and distributed by Sonar Entertainment, TABOO is a tale of intrigue and revenge, where a haunted man, James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), newly returned to 1814 London after ten years in Africa, discovers that his father has left him a mysterious legacy.
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Technology Helps Artists Create 2016’s Best Films for the 22nd Consecutive Year; Arnold Renderer Honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award
Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold Renderer.
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Hollywood’s Colortime Facility Industrializes Client Content Services with Dalet Workflow Orchestration and Media Asset Management for Post-Production
Hollywood’s Colortime Facility Industrializes Client Content Services with Dalet Workflow Orchestration and Media Asset Management for Post-Production
Dalet Galaxy platform improves client content management, versioning and file delivery
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations, is taking on the post-production market with Colortime, a Burbank, California-based post-production facility that specializes in feature film and television episodic editorial, dailies, VFX, color correction and content management services for a global customer base.
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Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel Solution
Pebble Beach Systems Enables Cloud Playout for DMC with Orca Virtualized IP Channel SolutionPebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, has been instrumental in helping The Digital Media Centre (DMC) become one of the first television network operations centers in the world to successfully embrace virtualized playout from the cloud.
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Mobile Viewpoint enables transfer deadline day success at Sky Sports News
Mobile Viewpoint enables transfer deadline day success at Sky Sports NewsMobile Viewpoint, the leading IP contribution solutions company, has played a pivotal role in global sports broadcaster Sky Sports News’ coverage of the January 2017 Football Transfer Deadline Day. Mobile Viewpoint enabled Sky Sports News to deliver cutting-edge reporting and analysis first by having reporters on the ground, ready to break stories as soon as they happened.
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PlayBox Technology Neo Powers Lorac
PlayBox Technology Neo Powers LoracLorac Communications Incorporated (LCI), one of the leading telecommunication service providers in the Caribbean and Latin America, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core of a new broadcast playout system. It includes two AirBox Neo servers configured to handle three of its managed cable channels for viewers in the Caribbean & Latin America.
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Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8
Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8Astro AWANI, a 24-hour news network produced for viewers in Malaysia and Brunei, is the latest broadcaster to upgrade its newsroom infrastructure to Octopus 8. "Octopus 8 is highly compatible with our Grass Valley broadcast system," comments Astro AWANI’s head of operations, Tanuja Singh."It also offers many advantages including the ability to handle social media sources just as easily as the traditional spectrum of news feeds.
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BenQ's Dynamic Photo and Video Editing Monitor Offers Professionals Consistently Accurate Color
Comes Complete With 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709 and a 96% DCI-P3 Color Gamut with IPS Technology
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the launch of an exciting new 27-inch monitor that meets the demanding needs of photographers that edit both stills and video. Uncompromising color performance and powerful calibration tools make the PV270 the ideal monitor for professionals that require reliable color throughout their workflow.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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ELEMENTS Showcases award-winning ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE
ELEMENTS Showcases award-winning  ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE
UK partner QsmartStorage to demonstrate ELEMENTS’ comprehensive workflow and MAM package that enables native sharing of media files across all applications
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be showcasing its award-winning portable media storage ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE in London on stand F.14 with QsmartStorage. BVE, the UK’s leading Entertainment and Media Tech event, dedicated to broadcast, production and post-production will take place from 28 February – March 2, 2017 at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.
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CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES NEW FLAGSHIP INTERCHANGEABLE LENS LCOS PROJECTOR AND EXPANDS DLP PROJECTOR AND LENS LINE-UP
CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES NEW FLAGSHIP INTERCHANGEABLE LENS LCOS PROJECTOR AND EXPANDS DLP PROJECTOR AND LENS LINE-UPDedicated to helping professionals bring their content to life with Canon color and clarity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today their flagship interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector. In addition, Canon has launched two new DLP Projectors, the LV-HD420 Full HD DLP Projector and LV-X420 DLP Projector, and a new optional projector lens, the Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ, which is compatible with Canon’s existing LX-MU800Z and LX-MU700 interchangeable lens DLP Projector models.
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Phil Peters, Christian Broadcast Network’s Director of Audio Services and FOH Mixer, Chooses Waves eMotion LV1 Consoles
Phil Peters, Christian Broadcast Network’s Director of Audio Services and FOH Mixer, Chooses Waves eMotion LV1 ConsolesPhil Peters, Director of Audio Services and FOH Mixing Engineer for Christian Broadcast Network (CBN), chooses to use tools from Waves Audio, including the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer, the Waves Tracks Live recording software, and various Waves plugins, for his work with the network.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Provides Foley for three Sundance Festival Award winners
Alchemy Post Sound Foley Artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang, and Foley Editors Ryan Collison and Nick Seaman are nominated for a 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award in the Feature Documentary category for their work on the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox. They share the nomination with Supervising Sound Editors Chris Stangroom and Tom Paul, Dialogue Editor Stephen C. Davies and Sound Effects Editors Diego Jimenez, Max Holland, Jesse Peterson and Oscar Convers. Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn for Plus Pictures and Netflix, the film tells the story of the sensational Italian murder trial of American exchange student Amanda Knox.
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VRLA Announces Unity Technologies CEO, John Riccitiello as Keynote Speaker
VRLA VR/AR Conference Reconvenes April 14, 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitiello--whose engine and platform powers popular virtual and augmented reality experiences--will deliver a keynote address at the VRLA Expo on Friday, April 14th. The expo takes place April 14-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will offer a full slate of demos, educational sessions, experimental work, panels and presentations. Registration is currently open, with the business-focused 2-Day Pro Pass at $299 and a 1-Day Pass for Saturday at $40.
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Hula Post Launches All-in-One Virtual Reality Workstation
Hula Post Launches All-in-One Virtual Reality Workstation
Fully integrated solution used in the production of the VR experience “Building a Better McDonald’s.”
Hula Post, a leading supplier of post-production technology and support for motion pictures and television, has developed an all-in-one workstation for virtual reality content creation. The workstation features best-in-class solutions for stitching, stabilization, editorial, visual effects, titling, color correction, finishing and playback. It is available for lease on a short-term or long-term basis, and comes with the same 24/7/365 technical support and service that Hula provides for editing systems, media storage and networking projects.
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Shotoku Broadcast Systems to Launch Series of VR / AR Tracked Camera Cranes at NAB
Shotoku Broadcast Systems to Launch Series of VR / AR Tracked Camera Cranes at NAB
Cranes round-out Company’s extensive VR/AR line-up and joins the Free-d2 tracking system and SmartPed robotic pedestal on the show floor
Shotoku Broadcast Systems, the well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, has revealed plans to launch a series of manual virtual / augmented reality (VR / AR) tracked camera cranes at NAB 2017. The series, Graphica, is the result of a partnership with CamMate, a well-established crane manufacturer known for their quality of engineering. The Company is also highlighting its popular SmartPed a fully robotic XY pedestal, and Free-d2 next-gen tracking system.
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Audinate Expands Online Training Program
Dante Level 2 Certification Now Available
Audinate, the creators of the industry-leading Dante audio networking technology, announce the immediate availability of Level 2 Dante Certification online. This follows the success of the Level 1 online Dante Certification that was launched last year, with more than 5,000 people now certified.
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ENCO Brings New Instant Media Playout System to Broadcast and Production Market
2017 NAB Show marks the US debut of the multi-format, cost-effective ClipFire solution for quick and simple video and audio playout in demanding live environments
ENCO plans to unleash its robust instant media playout solution, ClipFire, at the 2017 NAB Show, marking the US debut of its all-in-one appliance for playback applications in studio and mobile environments.
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WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat
WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat
Breakfast Roundtable sessions will review new options for post-production outsourcing and dailies processing.
WCPMedia Services Managing Director, Americas Kenneth Yas will describe how emerging cloud-based media management technologies are creating new workflows and new opportunities for production companies, post-production facilities and other in two Breakfast Roundtable discussions at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat in Indian Wells, California.
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Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
New versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Avid Media Composer give video editing professionals new levels of production creativity and workflow efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the return of PhraseFind™ and ScriptSync® options for Avid Media Composer®, the industry’s preeminent nonlinear editing solution, giving video professionals the powerful tools and accelerated creative workflows they need to create high-quality, engaging and immersive content more efficiently. The launch of new, enhanced versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync delivers on Avid’s commitment to offering the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media on the MediaCentral® Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media.
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EditShare Appoints Peter Avildsen to Americas Western Regional Sales Manager
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Avildsen to the role of western regional sales manager in the Americas. Avildsen joins EditShare with more than 20 years of experience in digital media technology and content creation. With his vast industry experience, Avildsen will also provide customers with sound guidance on workflow design and technology adoption. Avildsen will be available for a ‘Meet and Greet’ at the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, California, where EditShare will be presenting at the Innovation Zone.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
Award-Winning French Director Brings Style, Humor, and Genius Artistic Direction to the U.S.
Commercial production company LightHouse Films based in NYC is excited to welcome director Romain Quirot, who will be represented exclusively in the North American market. Based in Paris, Quirot will bring his poetic, often light-hearted style of filmmaking to commercial and digital projects for LightHouse, expanding the company’s already versatile roster of directors.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ Cameras
Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Oregon City Christian Church is using two KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras to produce weekly live streaming coverage of one of its Sunday morning services. Before the new cameras, OCC had been using only a single camera in the back of the church to stream its services.
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Sennheiser Helps Lady Gaga Spread Her Message Of Unity To An Audience Of Millions At Super Bowl 51
Sennheiser Helps Lady Gaga Spread Her Message Of Unity To An Audience Of Millions At Super Bowl 51
Sound at a professional level: Sennheiser presents the new IE 60 and IE 80 ear-canal phones
Households across America and around the world were on the edge of their seats on Super Bowl Sunday as the Atlanta Falcons vied for their first Super Bowl win against the storied New England Patriots. 111.3 million viewers tuned in for the contest, all the way through to its stunning overtime conclusion. During an electrifying halftime performance, Lady Gaga performed through her trusted Sennheiser wireless microphone system, melding music from her own catalog and other patriotic classics.
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Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic Design
Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2017 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its Pocket Cinema Camera digital film camera, as well as its DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading and finishing solution, were used on some of this year’s Oscar nominated films, including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight.”
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Image Matters Solves UHD SDI vs IP Dilemma with Advanced Module at NAB
Image Matters Solves UHD SDI vs IP Dilemma with Advanced Module at NAB"NAB 2017 will be the show of 'Cloud and IP' vs SDI as well as increasing bandwidth requirement challenges. Our bleeding edge FPGA video processing module empowers manufacturers to be flexible and easily build their own high end solutions. Quickly adapting to the ever-changing demands of high speed applications has become a must. Modularity is the key of future-proof designs." – Jean-François Nivart, Image Matters CEO.
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Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras
Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamerasBand Pro Film & Digital, who for over 30 years has provided new products and solutions for the professional production market from offices in Burbank, New York City, Munich and Tel Aviv, has invested in VariCam LT 4K cinema cameras and the BT-4LH310 4K production monitor.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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DoPchoice® Versatile Snapbag Medium Works on Many Softlights
DoPchoice® Versatile Snapbag Medium Works on Many SoftlightsDoPchoice announces the most versatile softbox ever, the Snapbag® Medium. When combined with the Rabbit-Ears mounting system, a single Snapbag Medium can be quickly mounted directly on a variety of popular LED soft lights.
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New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
Free firmware update offers both Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist for the 633 mixer/recorder; Further enhancements available for entire 6-Series line
Sound Devices, LLC announces that its popular 633 mixer/recorder now offers two powerful, high-performing automatic mixing options, Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist™. The two well-regarded automixing algorithms are available at no additional cost to 633 owners with the release of Firmware Version 4.50. With this firmware update, the 688 mixer/recorder with its SL-6 powering and wireless system accessory now supports SuperSlot™ integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless, two-channel slot-in receivers. Sound Devices added Dugan’s well-known automatic mic mixing to its 688 mixer/recorder in 2016, making it the first field mixer to incorporate the technology.
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Women In Film, Sundance Institute and 50 Hollywood Leaders Launch ReFrame to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
Groundbreaking, Peer-to-Peer Approach Addresses Systemic Impediments to Inclusivity
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
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Matrox® Integrates Closed Captioning Functionality into Monarch HDX Encoder
Matrox® Integrates Closed Captioning Functionality into Monarch HDX Encoder
Monarch HDX streaming and recording appliances allow broadcasters to deliver captioned video streams for their live online programming
Adding to the Matrox® Monarch HDX’s already robust feature set, Matrox today announced the integration of closed captioning (CC) capture and streaming support into the Monarch HDX™ streaming and recording appliance, offering broadcasters greater options to transmit accessible video—from broadcast to digital signals—to all online viewers.
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Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Brazilian broadcaster turns to Elemental video processing and content delivery for fast, flawless rollout of 4K services
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that Globo.com has selected its video processing solutions to power its new 4K video-on-demand (VOD) services. The agreement expands the broadcaster’s existing Elemental deployment with added video infrastructure to process streaming 4K content with HEVC compression. Globo.com provides digital platforms and services for Brazil’s Grupo Globo, connecting online audiences to the diverse array of publishing, video and data properties Grupo Globo operates, including Globo TV’s broadcast networks, film studio Globo Filmes and over-the-top television service Globo Play.
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Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam Systems will be exhibiting at BVE Expo 2017 on Camera Corps’ stand #P14 at London ExCel, 28thFebruary- 2nd March 2017
Polecam Systems and Camera Corps (part of the Vitec group) will continue to develop their long standing symbiotic professional relationship by co-exhibiting with each other at this year’s eagerly awaited BVE Expo at London ExCel.
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SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors
SMPTE Publication Is Recognized for Technical Content, Achievement of Purpose, and Technical Execution, Advances to International Competition
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 its SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal has earned a Distinction Award from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). By receiving this honor in the STC regional competition, in which entries are judged on technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal advances to the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition.
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Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
4K/HD/SD playout from Avmeda Marsis Playout Automation
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces compatibility with Marsis Playout Automation from Avmeda. Marsis Playout Automation is a hybrid multi-channel 4K/HD/SD/IP automation solution, allowing both traditional baseband broadcasters and next generation online/IP-based TV customers, to use easily and effectively within their workflow.
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Sigma to Unveil Four Brand New Global Vision Lenses at CP+
Sigma to Unveil Four Brand New Global Vision Lenses at CP+Sigma Corporation today announced its brand new Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses to be introduced at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan.
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Barnfind Announces Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades for NAB
Barnfind Announces Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades for NAB
Barnfind Continues Role as Champion of Fiber Transport with Control, Configuration and Functionality Upgrades to Core Solution Series to be Introduced at NAB 2017
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, continues its role as Champion of Fiber Transport with the announcement that they plan to bring numerous new and enhanced products to NAB 2017 in North Hall, Booth N5111. Additions and upgrades include significant features to enhance the Company’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families with control and configuration upgrades and additional functionality.
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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world.
Please join us for Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival, which runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties!
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Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Paladin's Rights Monitor Helps Wazee Digital Discover Unauthorized YouTube Content and Unlock Missed Revenue for Clients
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technology partnership with Paladin, the enterprise platform for next-generation media companies. Through the partnership, Wazee Digital will use Paladin's Rights Monitor toolset to strengthen digital rights management (DRM) services on YouTube for key rights holders and content partners, including major college sports organizations.
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WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday Tour
WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday TourBlackmagic Design today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) relies on Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers for all of its audio post production needs, including audio post production on the recent Smackdown Holiday Tour. The WWE’s VP of Post Production, Chris Argento, and his team have used Fairlight to help deliver tens of thousands of broadcast, online and social media projects across the WWE’s numerous properties.
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Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Compact and Lightweight MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.
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Community Films Welcomes Comedy Director Aleysa Young To The Company's Diverse Talent Roster
Comedy Director Aleysa Young has joined Community Films. Young becomes part of a diverse roster of directorial talent that includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, Albert Uria, and Clay Williams.
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NAB 2017: TVU Networks to Broaden its Video Ecosystem
NAB 2017: TVU Networks to Broaden its Video Ecosystem
Company to Broaden Its Video Ecosystem With New Offerings In Video Acquisition, Transmission, Production, Distribution and Social Media
TVU Networks will concentrate its efforts at this year’s NAB convention around demonstrating its hardware and software ecosystem for IP video. A full range of current and new TVU solutions, including the MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount encoder, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and TVU Anywhere app will be on display in TVU’s NAB booth (C3739) this April. TVU will make its first appearance in the Central Hall this year, moving from its traditional location in South Hall. NAB 2017 runs from April 22 through the 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
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Audio Post Production Shop Sonic Union Launches Music Search Portal
New York-based post production audio house Sonic Union today announced a market expansion of its multi-catalog production music search system, SuperSonic, designed to facilitate and accelerate the process of audio selection at the editorial level of commercial production. Assembled by audio experts, the interface hosts a roster of over 600,000 fine-tuned tracks, drawn from catalogs such as 5Alarm, Megatrax and a dozen other well-regarded, high quality libraries. Licensing and clearance is handled seamlessly by Sonic Union.
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Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Hall 4, Stand CMP-1 March 21-23, Dubai World Trade Centre
Quantum will show how its StorNext platform "powers what's next" across the full media life cycle, including production, content management, and delivery and archive workflows. The company will feature StorNext 5.4, the newest release of this powerful platform, and how it brings greater efficiency and flexibility to media workflows. Quantum also will showcase the award-winning Xcellis workflow storage system, demonstrating its unique converged architecture and highlighting its ability to support embedded applications. Throughout CABSAT the company also will demonstrate the benefits of its massively scalable, low-latency Lattus object storage system.
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EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
On display at NAB 2017, EditShare XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide thousands of media creatives a collaborative platform with innovative hybrid cloud workflows for secure remote productions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites NAB 2017 attendees to get hands-on with EditShare’s latest turbo-charged media management solutions for 4K, UHD, HDR, VR and remote productions. Newly enhanced flagship products on display include the scale-out, distributed media storage solution XStream EFS with the fully integrated advanced production asset management solution Flow.
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Focusrite Releases RedNet Control 2 Software
Focusrite Releases RedNet Control 2 Software
Major update offers improved control of larger systems
Focusrite, international leader in audio interface design, has released a major update to RedNet Control, the software system that provides remote control for products in the company's RedNet range of Dante™-based audio-over-IP systems. RedNet users the world over are employing and planning ever-larger RedNet systems, and RedNet Control 2 was developed in response to this trend. Feedback and comments from users played an important role in the new system's development.
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Symply Brings Lightning-Fast Digital Storage Solutions to BVE 2017
Symply Brings Lightning-Fast Digital Storage Solutions to BVE 2017
Through Rock-Solid Engineering and User-Friendly Software, Symply Storage Changes the Way Professionals Work and Collaborate With Media Content
Symply, a global provider of high-performance digital storage solutions, will demonstrate a comprehensive range of storage systems for media and content creators at BVE 2017 in London, exhibiting with Global Distribution in hall S1-8, stand J30. The complete lineup of Symply's digital storage solutions feature rock-solid engineering and user-friendly software, and transform the way media professionals work and collaborate with content up to 4K and beyond.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies
SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017
PRNewswire-- Sony will take part in SXSW 2017 (South by Southwest; https://www.sxsw.com/), the world's largest creative business conference and festivals, to be held in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Beginning on Sunday, March 12 at the SXSW Interactive Festival, a breeding ground for new technologies and creative business ideas, Sony will introduce its latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies, as well as projects that are still in the development stage. Visitors will be able to enjoy and experience the interactive and entertaining exhibits showcased by Sony, which are focused on developing products that exist at the closest point of contact with its customers and resonate with them at an emotional level, and on placing those products in the hands of customers around the world.
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Bittree Launches High-Performance 12G+ Single-Link Patching Systems for 4K and 8K Applications
New solutions bring company’s renowned quality and dependability to broadcast and professional A/V infrastructures beyond HD while simplifying connectivity
Bittree, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio and video patchbays and patch panels, is extending its hallmarks of design excellence and trusted reliability to next-generation video infrastructures with the introduction of its new 12G+ BNC Coaxial Bulkhead Patch Panel series and 12G+ Mini-WECO (Midsize) Coaxial Patchbay family.
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NUGEN Audio at the 2017 NAB Show
NUGEN Audio at the 2017 NAB Show
2017 NAB Show NUGEN Audio April 22-27 Booth SL8730
At the 2017 NAB Show, NUGEN Audio will demonstrate new downmixing technology for creating the best possible stereo mixes from original surround audio sources. The company will also showcase its industry-leading post-production and broadcast audio tools for loudness, upmixing, and batch processing, and a range of products for creative sound design, enhancement, and sound-stage correction.
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NEW CANON EOS REBEL T7i AND EOS 77D CAMERAS POSSESS STUNNING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
NEW CANON EOS REBEL T7i AND EOS 77D CAMERAS POSSESS STUNNING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
New DSLR Additions are Joined by New Compact EF-S Lens and Canon’s First-Ever Remote Utilizing Bluetooth®Technology3
Developed and designed to meet the varying needs of entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new additions to the celebrated EOS system – the EOS Rebel T7i DSLR camera, which adds to the popular Rebel series of entry-level DSLR cameras, and the EOS 77D DLSR camera, which represents a new category of cameras for advanced amateur photographers. Canon also introduced today the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, as well as added functionality for the Canon Connect Station CS100.
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SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
Plus Powerful New Lens Calibration System
Andersson Technologies LLC has released SynthEyes 1702, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. SynthEyes 1702 introduces two major new features: direct native omnidirectional 360°VR solving, and a new lens calibration system. 360VR solving is now integrated deeply into the SynthEyes solver, so that 360VR shots are solved without conversion to linear format. With the direct native approach, shots are tracked in the 360VR image format, and that omnidirectional data drives the solution.
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The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative Awards
The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative AwardsRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, is the winner of the 2017 “VFX/Post Production Creative Award” from Connections’ Le Book West Coast Creative Awards.
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MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound
MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound
Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin talks about working with the acclaimed director on the soundtracks for “Pacific Rim,” “Blade II” and other films.
Later this month, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. The Mexican-born filmmaker is being recognized for his “outstanding contributions to the art of cinema,” and joins such distinguished past honorees as Sam Raimi, Darren Aronofsky, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Gale Anne Hurd.
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ELEMENTS ONE at Innovation Zone of HPA Tech Retreat
ELEMENTS ONE at Innovation Zone of HPA Tech Retreat
Award-winning all-in-one SAN/NAS server and storage appliance enables a wide range of applications, including Avid, to share media files natively
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be showcasing its one-of-a-kind ELEMENTS ONE SAN/NAS server for the first time at HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, CA. The informal, yet very popular convention attracts the top industry-engineering, technical, and creative talent and covers all aspects of digital-cinema, post-production, film, television, video, and related technologies. The event will take place from 20th – 24th February 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, CA.
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V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
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BEN AFFLECK & PIXAR Filmmakers to Be Honored at AUTFEST Film Festival
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” April 22-23 in Orange County
Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society.
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Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
New model incorporates latest HITACHI CMOS imaging technology to deliver superior performance in challenging LED lighting environments
Continuing its tradition of providing outstanding video acquisition quality across a diverse array of production environments, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera.
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ToolsOnAir a Key Partner in ReCAP Project
ToolsOnAir a Key Partner in ReCAP ProjectA new consortium of media technology professionals is taking on an exciting project certain to change the way content is stored and accessed. ReCAP (Real-time Content Analysis and Processing) is a joint project that teams broadcast video software company ToolsOnAir with British media technology solutions provider New Media Research (NMR); nablet, a German provider of streaming, codec, muxing, and transcoding solutions; and Austrian nonprofit Joanneum Research (JRS), which focuses on applied research. The ReCAP project, which is partially funded by Horizon 2020, a European Union fund that supports making technology commercially affordable, will implement new technology to enable automated content analysis of video and audio content.
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Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderPatrick Horton, owner/operator of Norman, OK-based Horton Productions, has employed Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld for the past year, using it to shoot projects ranging from educational and travel videos to documentary and broadcast projects.
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Canon CarePAK PLUS: Accidental Damage Protection Expanded to Protect Precious Memories Too!
Canon CarePAK PLUS: Accidental Damage Protection Expanded to Protect Precious Memories Too!Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Data Recovery to Canon CarePAK PLUS! The cost-effective and easy-to-use CarePAK PLUS accidental coverage plan provides up to four years of service and support from the date of purchase for Canon products including cameras, binoculars, camcorders, printers, and projectors.
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CRAS AES Student Chapter & Waves Audio Conduct In-Depth Live Sound Workshop
CRAS AES Student Chapter & Waves Audio Conduct In-Depth Live Sound Workshop
WavesLive Was Developed and Presented by Waves Audio, Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences , & CRAS AES Student Chapter Representatives to Teach Live Sound Techniques Utilizing Waves Plugins & Gear
(Gilbert, AZ--February 13, 2017) The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, and its AES Student Chapter, recently opened its doors at its Gilbert, Ariz. campus to Waves Audio for WavesLive, an in-depth workshop for CRAS students and local audio pros.
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Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas Randall
Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas RandallBullitt kicks off a busy new year by expanding its roster with Nicolas Randall, a director and creative director known for the striking production design, distinctive color palettes, and the photographic quality he brings to each frame. Possessing a deep understanding of the creative advertising process, Nicolas works at the intersection of art, music, commerce and culture, for innovative agencies and brands including Land Rover and Roberto Cavalli.
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Rotolight Anova Pro is LED light of choice for award-winning DoP
Roy Wagner lights new film exclusively with Rotolight Anova PRO
Award-winning director of photography Roy H Wagner ASC has chosen the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light as the exclusive light source for his new film, Trouble Sleeping. Best known for his work on Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning TV shows such as Ray Donovan and House, long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Wagner has an extensive career in the film industry going back almost 50 years.
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Leader Joins Alliance for IP Media Solutions
Leader Joins Alliance for IP Media Solutions
See Leader Electronics on stand J08 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Leader Electronics Corporation has joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). A globally active producer of high-grade test and measurement equipment for the broadcast industry, Leader is in full accord with the desire expressed by a growing number of broadcasters and media organisations to implement IP-based technology alongside legacy SDI-based systems or even to replace SDI entirely.
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Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemRodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments.
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console Lets the Sound Team for the Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 Summit Tour Successfully Manage a Complex Live Production
Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console Lets the Sound Team for the Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 Summit Tour Successfully Manage a Complex Live Production
The Summit Tour’s front-of-house has to mix up to 10 voices at a time while the monitor mixer manages a combination of IEMs and wedges, and the Roland M-5000 gives them the flexible work surfaces needed to make all of that happen
Combining forces for the first time, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 — two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in music — create an unforgettable concert experience on the Summit Tour. Between them, the two groups boast a remarkable 20 GRAMMY® Awards and a wide range of styles. The tour also marks The Manhattan Transfer’s 40th Anniversary of their debut recording on Atlantic Records, while Take 6 has been performing their innovative arrangements for 36 years now, demonstrating why this sextet is recognized as one of the preeminent a cappella groups in the world.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Award-Winning Cutters Editor Cameron Yergler Returns Home to Chicago
Award-Winning Cutters Editor Cameron Yergler Returns Home to ChicagoCutters Studios (http://cuttersstudios.com) is very proud to announce the return of award-winning editor Cameron Yergler to its staff in Chicago. The announcement was made by managing director Craig Duncan and managing editor Grant Güstafson.
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The Benefits of Building Video Workflows in the Cloud
The Benefits of Building Video Workflows in the CloudDelivering over-the-top (OTT) video is now an essential part of any offering for content providers, pay TV operators and broadcasters alike. To meet and exceed fast-rising customer expectations, it is critical that operators deploy robust video workflows that are scalable, flexible and resilient. The cloud enables media organizations of all sizes to scale video infrastructure to manage spikes in demand, eliminating the need for large infrastructure build outs and capital expenditures. This webcast will present a guided tour through the tools and services needed to quickly and easily build a cloud-based OTT solution.
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NTP Technology Sets Focus on BVE London, LLB Oslo, and NAB Las Vegas
NTP Technology Sets Focus on BVE London, LLB Oslo, and NAB Las VegasCopenhagen, Denmark, February 10, 2017: NTP Technology representatives head to Broadcast Video Expo in London (February 28 to March 2), the LLB Sound Light & Image exhibition in Oslo (March 1 to 3) and the US National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas (April 24 to 27).
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Focusrite RedNet Components Help the Christian House of Prayer, Near Fort Hood, TX, Transition to Digital Live Sound
Focusrite RedNet Components Help the Christian House of Prayer, Near Fort Hood, TX, Transition to Digital Live Sound
As a critical step prior to replacing the entire live sound system at its main worship location, the Christian House of Prayer decided to implement RedNet networking components that will form a firm foundation for a new PA system to be installed in the near future
Located right outside Fort Hood, Texas — the largest military installation in the free world — the Christian House of Prayer was founded in 1980, and from its main location in Killeen and a satellite location in Copperas Cove serves a ministry that reaches across the country and into Europe.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New Features
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New FeaturesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and LT cinema cameras and VariCam HS high-speed 1080P camera that includes additional ProRes codecs and HD-SDI Monitor output improvements. The firmware upgrade (Ver. 7.0) for the VariCam 35 and HS and Ver. 5.0 upgrade for VariCam LT can be downloaded now at this URL - http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/index.html.
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Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards
Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel AwardsLeading motion picture and television studios, independent producers, sound companies and technology developers are among the sponsors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, slated for February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Netflix will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the event, which recognizes excellence in sound in motion picture, television, animation, documentary and interactive entertainment.
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Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
PipelineFX's industry-leading render management software and new pay-per-minute licensing policy gives the international animation powerhouse an edge in today's competitive broadcast market
When you produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night, a delay of even minutes can be critical. To maintain its edge in today's competitive broadcast market, international animation powerhouse DHX Media relies on Qube!, PipelineFX's intelligent render management system. Thanks to Qube!'s scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. And thanks to PipelineFX's innovative new metered licensing policy, it doesn't pay for the extra software licenses for a minute longer than it has to.
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Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Second factory site will be used for assembly of hand-crafted lenses
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has confirmed that it is planning to open a second factory less than two miles from its current Leicester premises in order to keep up with growing demand for its award-winning lenses, as well as to facilitate the development and manufacture of new ranges. The new facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, is expected to increase output by 25%.
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Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FEBRUARY 25 AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Hail,Caesar!; La La Land and Passengers will discuss their craft at the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America’s on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The panel will be held at the Egyptian Theatre and is produced in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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DP Greig Fraser Relies on Outsight Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
DP Greig Fraser Relies on Outsight Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Multiple award-winning cinematographer also owns his own Creamsource kit for complete lighting control on other projects
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, the cinematographer of films including Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Mary Magdalene(currently in post-production), and numerous commercials, relied on the Creamsource Sky, a water resistant five colour 1200W LED light system from Outsight, for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems Delivers New SNG Uplink Vehicle to Jordan Radio and Television
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems Delivers New SNG Uplink Vehicle to Jordan Radio and Television
Purpose designed OB vehicle proves its ability to operate efficiently in harsh Jordanian climate
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems has announced the delivery and successful commissioning of a new satellite news gathering (SNG) transmission uplink vehicle to Jordanian state broadcaster, Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV). The broadcaster is well known as a regional pioneer in satellite news gathering operations and this new SNG transmission vehicle will add further state-of-the-art production resources to its extensive field-based news team. Throughout this project, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems worked closely with its local partner, Amman-based HEAT for Engineering and Technology.
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Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
The Feb. 19 Ceremony at L.A. Live will Honor Ryan Murphy, Emmy®-nominated Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz
Beverly Center, one of the premier fashion destinations in Los Angeles, joins as an official Platinum Sponsor for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) 2017 Annual Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. In addition, Beverly Center will be a yearly sponsor of the guild, supporting multiple programs. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard Interface
JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard InterfaceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced it is offering an all-inclusive system combining the popular GY-HM200SP sports production camcorder and Sportzcast Scorebot4100 scoreboard interface unit. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the new GYHM200SCOREBOT sports production system provides a complete streaming and recording solution that includes a real-time graphics overlay with automatic scorekeeping.
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Crystal Vision's New Frame System and Future-Proof IP Gateways at NAB 2017
Crystal Vision's New Frame System and Future-Proof IP Gateways at NAB 2017Booth N3010 at the 2017 NAB Show will be showing Crystal Vision's forward-looking Vision frame system – suitable for SDI, IP and 4K – which is now shipping, along with its core interface cards including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. Crystal Vision will be discussing its future-proof IP gateways: initially supporting the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols and including PTP as a timing source option, they can be easily reconfigured via a software upgrade for the new standards as they emerge. Crystal Vision will also be showing its well-established Indigo frame system with its popular chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches.
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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017
Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service.
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Sonnet Announces Mac and Windows Compatible Dual-Port 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 Adapters
Sonnet Announces Mac and Windows Compatible Dual-Port 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 Adapters
Sonnet's Twin 10G™ and Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Editions Add Lightning-Fast 10GbE Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 3 Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G™ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, and the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10GbE adapter. Both are cost-effective solutions for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port, and they enable users to easily connect their computers via copper or optical cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard. Their performance, compact size, easy setup, and quiet operation make these Sonnet adapters suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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