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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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CANON IS DEVELOPING POWERSHOT G3 X PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING 1.0-inch SENSOR AND 25x OPTICAL ZOOM LENS
News: CANON IS DEVELOPING POWERSHOT G3 X PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING 1.0-inch SENSOR AND 25x OPTICAL ZOOM LENSCanon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras—the PowerShot G3 X—and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS
New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Featuring the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm), this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position, entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography. Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.
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The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i 1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
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CANON U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R
Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
News: Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood StudiosKodak announced today that it has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios. As part of these agreements, Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
News: Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Fetner Will Discuss the Global Media Marketplace and the Technologies Shaping Decision-Making and Growth at Netflix
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15). This year's event, Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future, will be held 14-17 July at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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Call for Papers Opens for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Be Accepted Until 15 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has opened the call for papers for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Kodak Product Grants To Be Presented at Slamdance and Sundance
New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance
Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21.
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SMPTE Expands Virtual Classroom With Courses on IP Media Transport and Navigating the UHD Ecosystem
New Courses Address Critical Industry Topics, Offer Access to Expert Coaching Within a Structured, Interactive Online Education Environment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is expanding its virtual classroom with the introduction of two new courses — "The Essentials of Internet Protocol (IP) Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks" and "Navigating the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Ecosystem." Designed to provide focused, technical knowledge critical to working in today's digital media industry, the SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses also include the Society's Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching Program.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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APN India Powers News Channel with Suite of Grass Valley Future-Ready Solutions
Cameras, switchers, and software deliver high-quality content for 24/7 regional news channel in Delhi
Access Press News, a broadcaster located in the Delhi region in India, powers its 24/7 news channel with a robust lineup of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The broadcaster’s purchase includes six LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Summitmedia server, EDIUS editing software, Densité signal management system and a mixed-format routing switcher.
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Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, and Canon Lenses Capture Cinematic Images for Death Row Stories, a CNN Originals Television Documentary
News: Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, and Canon Lenses Capture Cinematic Images for Death Row Stories, a CNN Originals Television DocumentaryThe rich color palettes and creative lensing typically seen in feature films is becoming increasingly common for documentaries thanks to the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Director of photography (DP) Antonio Rossi used both of these cameras – and an assortment of Canon Cinema and EF-series lenses – to capture stylized, cinematic footage for Death Row Stories, an eight-part CNN Originals series about America’s most compelling capital murder cases. The series is executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and by Alex Gibney, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman, and Brad Hebert for Jigsaw Productions. Gibney also directs the series, with Isaac Bolden as producer.
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11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the winners of The 11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-14th, 2014, at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles.
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EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television Department
News: EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television DepartmentCheck the resumes of media and entertainment executives and other production professionals, and it’s likely that many are graduates of the Film & Television Department of Boston University’s College of Communication. The college offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for approximately 350 students annually, with instruction that includes hands-on experience using the latest professional production technologies. Students begin their training on entry-level gear, and gradually work their way up to using high-end equipment, which includes a large complement of Cinema cameras, digital SLR cameras, and lenses made by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens Addition
News: Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens AdditionMadison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to complement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League home games, National Basketball Association (NBA) play and PAC12 college football.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates End Of 2014 With Top-notch Industry Awards And Accolades
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is honored to celebrate the end of 2014 with several awards from prominent industry organizations and publications. Acknowledged for its industry-leading products in both the camera and printer markets, and business solutions, Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., has been recognized by Interbrand as a Best Global Brand and one of the World’s Most Reputable Companies of 2014 by RepTrak100.
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LANG AG Enters the German Broadcast Rental Market with Grass Valley LDX Cameras
A leading wholesaler in Europe for rental and sales of video and broadcast technology, LANG AG is expanding its broadcast equipment for the rental market with a suite of camera solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Included in the suite are three LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, three XCU WorldCams and one LDX HiSpeed 3X super-slow-motion camera along with the companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station.
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
News: The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter SuiteNew Tiffen Dfx 4 now also supports digital intermediate workflows; adds historical photographic processes and motion picture film stocks to its collection of features and capabilities
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated version 4 of the multiple award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. A powerhouse among special effects software, Tiffen Dfx 4 delivers even more illustrious video and still image effects to its already extensive package. Version 4 adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch, as well as the high-end Nuke visual effects program from The Foundry. The feature-rich Tiffen Dfx 4 upgrade also includes support for Sony Vegas NLEs as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow, and vivid Retina display support for Mac.
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SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade
HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.
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Grass Valley Leads the Market with Demonstration of HDR Technology
High Dynamic Range capture, an expansion of the ratio between the lightest and darkest parts of the video image, is viewed by broadcasters as the next big improvement in the viewing experience for the next generation of broadcast formats. Today, the dynamic range of television images is much lower than what the naked eye experiences in the real world, but new technology is beginning to address those limitations. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is taking a lead in this area and recently worked with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) to capture HDR footage during a live event for the first time.
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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Canon Cinema EOS Products Capture Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Awardâ-Nominated director Sebastian Junger and cinematographer Rudy Valdez chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses for their new documentary The Last Patrol, the third installment of Junger’s trilogy of war documentaries. The pair of filmmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014 and is currently airing on HBO.
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Switzerland’s Auviso Offers Customers More Options and Flexibility with Grass Valley LDX Première Cameras
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied Auviso, a technical service provider of audiovisual solutions for events and installations, with four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and XCU base stations. This purchase will provide Auviso’s growing customer base with the ultimate camera flexibility and superior image quality for a wide range of productions.
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Cinematographer Lol Crawley to Headline Kodak Panel at Camerimage
News: Cinematographer Lol Crawley to Headline Kodak Panel at CamerimageKodak Panel to Focus on the Modern Film Workflow
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens, The Compact And Highly Mobile Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
New Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers an Enhanced IS System Providing Four Shutter Speed Steps of Correction, a Rotation-Type Zoom Ring, and New Optical Element Formula to Help Maximize Image Quality
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the highly anticipated Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, a second generation compact super-telephoto zoom lens featuring significant advancements in optical quality, image stabilization performance up-to-four steps, and rotating-zoom-ring design. This new L-series super- telephoto zoom lens features Canon L-series weather resistance and rugged magnesium housing to meet the needs of wildlife and sports photographers or photojournalists working out in the elements. Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM features a completely redesigned optical formula containing one Fluorite and one Super UD lens element x2500 a combination unique to lenses in this focal range x2500 to help deliver sharp images with high resolution and contrast. This combination of elements helps thoroughly suppress chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range.
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Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony
News: Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards CeremonyThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society's highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society's Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.
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Grass Valley to Demonstrate Future-Ready Solutions at Content and Communications World Expo
News: Grass Valley to Demonstrate Future-Ready Solutions at Content and Communications World ExpoGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase the recently launched Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center and other solutions designed to keep customers future-ready in booth #1015 at the Content and Communications World Expo. In addition to product displays, Grass Valley experts will be on hand to talk about IP migration, 4K/UHD and other trends impacting broadcast workflow.
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Adorama and Canon Present: Capturing the Action – See Canon’s Newest Camera, the 7D Mark II and Experience All the Action It Captures
News: Adorama and Canon Present: Capturing the Action – See Canon’s Newest Camera, the 7D Mark II and Experience All the Action It CapturesAn action-packed experience of the new EOS 7D Mark II with hands-on and interactive demos, plus an exclusive gallery showing of famous works from Bon Jovi & Sports Illustrated photographer, David Bergman, who will also be signing his new book “WORK,” a behind-the-scenes look at two record-breaking Bon Jovi world tours.
Adorama one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is teaming up with Canon to put on a can’t-miss event featuring the brand new EOS 7D Mark II. Free to attend, the action-packed evening will feature an open bar and food; giveaways including a raffle for the 7D Mark II and two tickets to the XLIX “Big Game”; special guest appearances from the world of professional sports; presentations from the industry’s top action photographers; and many more surprises to come. Be sure to RSVP, as space is limited and only registering will guarantee your spot! This event will be held on Wednesday, November 12th at the Altman Building in Manhattan. Must be 18+ to attend, ID required.
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SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCON
News: SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCONSMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel and S. Merrill Weiss, Chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF, Will Moderate Panel Discussions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced its participation in CCW+SATCON, Nov. 12-13, at New York City's Javits Convention Center, through a panel discussion on the IP-based facility and an in-depth session, co-produced with CCW+SATCON, on SMPTE's recently released AXF standard.
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The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, Dolby Laboratories Make Donations to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
In Recognition of the Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have made contributions totaling $1 million to the SMPTE Centennial Celebration Campaign's Next Century Fund. These gifts, formally recognized today at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, are the largest financial commitments in the Society's history.
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Canon U.S.A. Brings Its Digital Imaging Solutions to PhotoPlus Expo 2014
On Display for the First Time in the U.S. will be the New Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Digital Cameras along with the Latest in Lenses and Professional Printing Solutions
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera optics and printer lineup, including the recently announced EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 30 - November 1, 2014 in Booth #121.
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Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography Education
News: Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography EducationPresented by the International Cinematographers Guild, professor and department chair at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is honored for excellence in cinematography education
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, congratulates Judy Irola, professor and Conrad Hall Chair of Cinematography at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, who is the honored recipient of this year’s Nat Tiffen Award for Excellence in Cinematography Education. The award was presented as a part of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web Series
News: Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web SeriesWhen director Ross Partridge and cinematographer Doug Emmett were in pre-production on their nine-episode web series Wedlock, they knew that a cinematic, shallow depth of field look would be essential to make their show stand out. They also knew they’d need a highly mobile, lightweight camera package for stealthy shooting in practical locations, great low-light capabilities to control the size of their lighting package, and a broad choice of lenses to help maximize their creative options. The solution to all their needs was obvious: Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and Cinema prime and zoom lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces The Second-generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera
Features MP4 and AVCHD 1080/60p Recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face-Detection Autofocus, Redesigned Viewfinder and OLED Panel, Built-In Canon Log Look-Up Table, and Wireless File Transfer
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.
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Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Frank Mottek to Host SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that award-winning television and radio news anchor Frank Mottek will host the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony, sponsored by IMAX with support from TV Pro Gear, Canon, and EIKI. The Oct. 23 evening event is being held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces New REALiS WUX6000, Expanding the REALiS PRO AV Installation LCOS Projector Line Up
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces New REALiS WUX6000, Expanding the REALiS PRO AV Installation LCOS Projector Line UpCanon’s New Flagship Model Delivers WUXGA High Resolution, 6000-Lumen Brightness, LCOS Technology, and Multiple Genuine Canon Projection Lens Options for Imaging and Installation Versatility
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new high brightness REALiS WUX6000 Installation LCOS projector, designed for professionals seeking a balance of outstanding picture quality and performance and excellent price for medium-to-large display environments. Featuring LCOS Technology with Canon’s unique AISYS-enhancement (Aspectual Illumination System), the Canon REALiS WUX6000 Installation projector is built to deliver native WUXGA (1920 x 1200) high resolution still-and-motion images with intricate detail, accurate color, and high contrast (up to 2000:1). This new projector offers multiple image-mode settings and adjustments, a choice of optional Genuine Canon projection lenses to match a variety of screen sizes and installation environments, motorized lens shift for easy positioning and projection from multiple angles. The new projector also features extensive connectivity (including HDMI, DVI-I, and RJ-45), leading network interfaces, excellent burn-in resistance for long periods of continuous projection, and low-power consumption.
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SMPTE® Elects Officers and Governors for 2015 and 2016; Robert Seidel of CBS to Serve as Society's New President
Industry Leaders Elected to Key SMPTE Leadership Posts Reflect Growth of Global Society
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the organization has elected new officers and governors for 2015-16. Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, will take office as the Society's new president on Jan. 1, 2015.
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SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014
During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society's own participation included support for initiatives such as the popular Rising Stars program, which gave new entrants to the broadcast industry the opportunity to meet top industry experts across a series of specially staged sessions and events.
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StorageDNA's Tridib Chakravarty to Present at SMPTE 2014: LTFS Transforms LTO Into Nearline Storage
Presentation to explore directly accessing content from LTO like nearline disk
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that the company’s CEO and president, Tridib Chakravarty, will present at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held October 20-23, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.
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SMPTE to Receive Prestigious Farnsworth Award at 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award Ceremony
Television Academy Will Recognize SMPTE for Its Significant Impact on Television Technology and Engineering
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has been announced today as the recipient of the esteemed Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy. The award, which will be presented at the 66th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards Ceremony Jan. 8, 2015, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, honors an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have made a significant impact on television technology and engineering.
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Last Day to Register for HPA’s Women in Post and SMPTE's "Women in the Technology Workspace"
Luncheon Features Michelle Munson, Ronald V. Bailey, and Rob Kaufman; Moderated by Debra Kaufman
The Hollywood Post Alliance, along with SMPTE, presents an intimate luncheon conversation about how women and men differ in the technology workplace and ways that women can better position themselves for advancement. Debra Kaufman will guide the discussion between a female founder of a technology firm, a human resources leader, and a social worker that specializes in the behavioral differences between men and women.
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Bexel Implements Pioneering New Workflow with Grass Valley’s LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and K2 Dyno Replay System
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, expands camera sales to Bexel with 10 LDX XtremeSpeed 6X ultra-slow-motion cameras as well as eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems. Currently, Bexel has 15 LDX XS cameras and six K2 Dyno systems on rental at the MLB Playoffs, as well as NFL and NCAA football games. The new camera and server system will provide Bexel’s clients with a new, sophisticated ultra-slow-motion workflow with improved replay for sharper imagery and more engaging replay highlights, especially during live sports productions.
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SMPTE to Put Spotlight on Student Filmmakers During Inaugural Student Film Showcase at SMPTE 2014
Event Highlights Students' Technical and Creative Contributions in Motion-Imaging Field
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Student Film Showcase. Supported by Netflix and Sundog Media Toolkit, the showcase will take place on Oct. 21 immediately following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Mixamo and Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop CC
Artists can now import 3D animated characters and blend them with 2D scenes in the latest version of Photoshop CC
Mixamo, Inc announced today it worked with Adobe to provide support for the use of 3D animated characters in the latest release of Photoshop CC. Now Adobe® Photoshop® CC users have the ability to import animated 3D characters in COLLADA format. Once imported into Photoshop CC, artists can use the animated characters for a number of workflows, such as creating animations, 2D/3D compositing, 3D painting of character textures, and 3D printing.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Delve Into Latest Developments in UHDTV, Image Processing, Theatrical Display, and Audio Technology
Sessions to Showcase Cutting-Edge Work in Areas That Are Transforming the Experience of Video and Audio in Cinema and Broadcast
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will bring renowned experts to Hollywood, California, from Oct. 20-23 to offer insight into critical industry topics including the latest developments in ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) standards and systems, as well as in image processing, theatrical display, and audio technology.
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Canon U.S.A. Unveils “Canon See Impossible”—A Branding Effort Empowering the Creative Spirit In Customers to Make the Impossible Possible
From Hollywood Films to Publishing and Medical Technologies, New Inspirational Brand Ethos Spotlights the Breadth of the Company’s Capabilities and Contributions to Developing Imaging Technologies that Showcase the Impossible for Customers
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce “Canon See Impossible”—a branding effort aimed to inspire customers to see impossible with Canon products. As part of the companywide marketing initiative, the iconic brand will roll out a new logo visual to include the addition of the “Canon See Impossible” tagline, accompanied by a 3-D visual of an expanding box, symbolizing the Company’s desire to break the boundaries of what is possible and shift the focus from Canon as being solely a manufacturer of quality digital imaging products to a Company that empowers the creative spirit within its people and customers.
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JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation Merge U.S. Operations
JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, subsidiaries of Japan-based JVCKENWOOD Corporation have merged to form a single subsidiary, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation. The merger, effective today, is part of a global integration strategy initiated by JVCKENWOOD Corporation in 2012.
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SMPTE® to Honor Recipients of Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship at SMPTE 2014
Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's 2014 Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be presented Oct. 23 during the SMPTE 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony, supported by IMAX. The ceremony will mark the conclusion of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit Debut
News: FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit DebutMobile production company orders 17 new FUJINON HDTV lenses to meet growing business demands; Total of 29 FUJINON lenses ordered this year
To deal with recent record-breaking business—including several major sporting events this past month —Clearwater, FL-based F&F Productions pushed its HD mobile fleet to the limit with help from its arsenal of FUJINON lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Following up on the company’s order of 12 lenses earlier this year, F&F Productions placed an order for 17 new FUJINON lenses, including nine XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses, four HA18x5.5 ENG wide-angle lenses, and four HA23x7.6 telephoto ENG lenses, bringing the total number of FUJINON lenses it has ordered over the last four months to 29 units.
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Camerimage Film Festival Reveals Juries for 2nd Annual 3D Films Competition
CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a distinguished roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its 3D Films Competition category. The popular 3D Films Competition returns for the second year to the Festival, which takes place November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management
Multiple-Part Sessions Will Provide Multidimensional Perspectives on How Key Technical Advances Are Shaping the Motion-Imaging Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, California, will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Five Competitively Priced 3000-Lumen Portable Projectors Featuring DLP BrilliantColor™ Technology
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces Five Competitively Priced 3000-Lumen Portable Projectors Featuring DLP BrilliantColor™ TechnologyCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced five portable projectors utilizing DLP® BrilliantColor™ display technology to deliver rich, realistic color, 3000 lumens of brightness, a 2300:1 contrast ratio for crisp blacks with depth and dimension, filter-free operation, and up to 6,000 hours of lamp life when in Economy mode. Designed for the education and corporate/small office markets, these competitively priced compact projectors weigh approximately six pounds and are backed by Canon’s three-year parts and labor limited warranty and Projector Protection Program (Triple P).
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SMPTE® to Join AES in Presenting Two Sessions at AES137
Sessions Apply Recent Research and Industry Expertise in Examining the Impact of Evolving Technology on Audio for Cinema and Broadcast
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will participate in the 137th International Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES137) Oct. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Together, experts from SMPTE and AES will present two sessions dedicated to audio in broadcast and cinema.
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Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D Film
News: Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D FilmCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.
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Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format Camera
News: Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, has collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s new, ground-breaking ALEXA 65 large format camera. Codex has worked closely with ARRI to create a high-performance, in-built camera recorder plus an on-set and near-set data management system, which combine to deliver streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA 65 camera – The Vault Lab 65.
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IABM announces Design & Innovation Awards’ winners
News: IABM announces Design & Innovation Awards’ winnersIABM has announced the winners of its 2014 Design and Innovation Awards at IBC in Amsterdam honouring the most outstanding broadcast media industry talent.
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Atomos On Show at photokina 2014
Atomos Joins the World's Leading Imaging Fair for the First Time in Cologne
Today Atomos have announced that they will be joining the exhibitor list for the first time at photokina 2014. Atomos will present Shogun and hot from IBC the new Power Station as well as all the latest recorders and camera accessories in Hall 04.1, Stand B009 C008 along with Marcotec. Atomos products can also be found with Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Datacolor and Leica at the show.
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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
News: American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 75 Years of Optics Heritage with the Addition of Three New Lenses
New Lenses Enable Photographers of All Levels to Create Stunning Images
Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses ─ the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens ─ the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.
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Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
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Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Panasonic Launches 4K Remote Camera Head
Panasonic has added a 4K, broadcast quality, micro camera to its range of ultra-compact Industrial Medical Vision camera heads.
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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LEVA’s 25th Annual Conference Delivers Training Value for Public Safety Video Professionals
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) has kept prices low and learning opportunities high for the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The five-day event will focus on forensic video and audio technologies, plus production, post production, and Web design. The conference schedule includes a mix of hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive seminars, as well as an exhibit hall and networking opportunities.
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Adorama Unveils Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer for DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Now Available for Preorder
News: Adorama Unveils Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer for DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Now Available for PreorderThe Newest Addition to the Popular Camera Stabilizing Line, Gyro is an Essential HD Video Accessory for any Photographer or Videographer; Save $300 By Preordering Now Exclusively From Adorama
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has expanded the popular Flashpoint ZeroGrav stabilizer line once more with the ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer, now available for preorder only at Adorama.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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Beamr Launches Beamr Video 2.0 For Improved User Experience and Efficiency in Video Optimization
New Product Debuts Web Dashboard to Enhance User-Facing Experience Multi-Core Processing Capability Added for Increased Computing Efficiency
Beamr, an imaging technology company that powers some of the world's top web publishers, social networks and media companies, today announced the launch of Beamr Video 2.0, an updated video optimization solution for enhancing user experience and reducing video delivery costs.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems collaborates with Adobe at IBC2014 to demonstrate archive and publishing with Imagen Video Content Management Software
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems collaborates with Adobe at IBC2014 to demonstrate archive and publishing with Imagen Video Content Management SoftwareAt IBC2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will demonstrate how Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users can easily archive and publish their project files using the Imagen Video Content Management software.
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Orad and MUV Bring Interactive Capabilities to Any Surface
At IBC2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will demonstrate how Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users can easily archive and publish their project files using the Imagen Video Content Management software.
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Colorworks Restores “Ghostbusters” for 30th Anniversary Release
News: Colorworks Restores “Ghostbusters” for 30th Anniversary ReleaseSpecial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of the Restored Ivan Reitman Comedy To Be Released on September 16th
Colorworks provided picture restoration and re-mastering services for a spectacular new 4K version of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 comedy classic "Ghostbusters." Sony Pictures re-released the feature, one of the most beloved comedy titles in its library, over the Labor Day weekend to theaters across the U.S. and Canada in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the restored film in a 30th Anniversary Blu-ray special edition on September 16.
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Grass Valley to Showcase Future-Ready Broadcast Portfolio Enhancements at IBC 2014
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Free Canon Firmware Upgrade For DP-V3010 30-INCH 4K Professional Display Enables Confirmation Of ITU-R BT.2020 Color Gamut Video Content
News: Free Canon Firmware Upgrade For DP-V3010 30-INCH 4K Professional Display Enables Confirmation Of ITU-R BT.2020 Color Gamut Video ContentCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that the company will make available in October 2014 a free firmware[1] upgrade for its DP-V3010 4K Reference Display (launched in January 2014) that delivers enhanced basic performance, enabling the review of video footage supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 next-generation broadcast standard color gamut.[2]
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Free Canon Firmware for Cinema EOS System Cameras Delivers Improved Basic Performance, Including Support for ITU-R BT.2020 Color Space
News: Free Canon Firmware for Cinema EOS System Cameras Delivers Improved Basic Performance, Including Support for ITU-R BT.2020 Color SpaceCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., will be releasing free firmware1 upgrades for both the Cinema EOS C500 4K and C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, as well as Cinema RAW Development 1.3, an updated version of Canon’s Cinema RAW Development software, in November 2014.
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3-D Museum To Launch In Los Angeles
Center For Stereoscopic 3-D Begins Fundraising Campaign
Award winning 3-D filmmaker Eric Kurland has announced the launch of a new non-profit arts organization, 3-D SPACE: The Center For Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education. 3-D SPACE will operate a museum, gallery, theater, library and classroom dedicated to both the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging, and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences.
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Highly-Anticipated Domke Next Generation Camera Bags Now Available
News: Highly-Anticipated Domke Next Generation Camera Bags Now AvailableBuilding on the Core Domke DNA, the Revolutionary Domke Next Generation Camera Bags Bring Stylish New Features and Unbeatable Versatility to Photographers
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, today announced the availability of its highly-anticipated new collection of camera bags, Domke Next Generation. Built on the core Domke DNA and personality, Domke Next Generation bags offer shooters unparalleled customization via the unique, patent-pending GearProtex® insert and PocketFlex® storage compartment system.
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Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores
After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources To Help The Professional Image Maker Maximize The Use Of Their Equipment
To help photographers and filmmakers better understand the features of their equipment, The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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BACK9NETWORK Outfits New Studio with Full Suite of Products from Grass Valley and Belden
BACK9NETWORK, a golf lifestyle television network based in Hartford, Connecticut, is working closely with Grass Valley, a Belden brand, for its launch on DIRECTV on Sept. 29. Grass Valley and Belden developed a customized suite of production solutions, backed by knowledge and experience from similar projects, to support BACK9NETWORK’s studio operations.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
News: “The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in HollywoodTechnical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Welcomes Industry Vet Bret Shisler As South Central Regional Sales Manager
News: FUJIFILM Optical Devices Welcomes Industry Vet Bret Shisler As South Central Regional Sales ManagerDave Waddell Retiring After Highly Successful Career
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division announces that Bret Shisler has joined the company as its South Central Regional Sales Manager, effective July 28th. An experienced professional in the broadcast technology industry, Shisler replaces Dave Waddell, who has retired after spending over 30 years with the company.
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IABM Announces Shortlist for Design & Innovation Awards
2014 Awards Honouring Broadcast and Media Industry Talent
IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its Design & Innovation Awards. With an exceptionally high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Canon In Action Tour Resumes in September
The second leg of the Canon In Action Tour, a brand-new educational experience from Canon, is set to launch Sept. 6th in Denver, CO, featuring instruction by renowned image makers Amina Moreau, Jack Reznicki, and Jim Divitale.
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Gemini FX Purchases Three Pablo Rio 4K Color and Finishing Systems
News: Gemini FX Purchases Three Pablo Rio 4K Color and Finishing SystemsLeading Indian Digital Film Facility Chooses Quantel Again for Speed, Workflow and Quality
Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation and part of the giant Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing systems. One of the systems is equipped with the Neo color panel, and two with compact Neo Nano panels. Gemini now has a total of 12 Quantel color correction and finishing systems making it the largest Quantel-based post facility in India.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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JMR Adds to ProBracket Line Up for Apple Mac Pro
News: JMR Adds to ProBracket Line Up for Apple Mac ProInnovative Mounting Systems for Apple Mac Pro Receiving Overwhelming Response – Company Adds Sliding Rack Mounts for Single and Dual Computers Plus Cooling Accessory
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions announced today that they have added three new additions to their ProBracketTM family of mounting hardware for the Apple® Mac Pro® computer.
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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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