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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Ncam Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles Presence
News: Ncam Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles PresenceNcam, global leader in camera tracking for augmented reality production and pre-visualisation, has strengthened its operations in the home of movies and primetime television with a new office in Los Angeles. Heading the operation is well-known industry figure, Vincent Maza.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Festival Will Showcase Creative Use of Technology in Service of Storytelling; Entries Being Accepted Now Through June 2
The HPA® and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) today issued the call for entries for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The HPA serves the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, and SMPTE is a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. The organizations will host the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival in conjunction with the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 26 in Hollywood, California.
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Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' Lounge
News: Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' LoungeAttendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project.
The Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, January 29th with a special focus on High Dynamic Range in post-production. What is it, why is it important and how is it handled? Attendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Winners
News: Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge WinnersScreening of Semi-Finalists at Slamdance Showcases Glorious Array of Super 8 Films
Kodak announced the Grand Prize winners of the KODAK Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge, following a screening of remarkable works from the 15 semi-finalists’ films at the Slamdance Film Festival last night. Kodak launched the Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge in November 2015 as part of the company’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Super 8, a beloved format that inspires content creators far and wide.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
News: Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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Paragon Software Releases Snapshot for Mac OS X SDK
SDK provides block-level imaging that can be easily integrated into existing third-party backup solutions
Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, the industry’s first snapshot technology that allows users to create block-level archives of OS X volumes. With Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, incremental backups contain only the blocks that have changed instead of the entire file, the way traditional backup and archive software work. The technology is available for licensing to developers who publish backup software, as well as providers who specialize in disaster recovery.
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SMPTE® Awarded Technology & Engineering Emmy® Statuette; SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano Earns NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Society Is Among Industry Leaders Recognized for Their Work on 'Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning'
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded SMPTE an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for its work on "Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning." The award was presented to SMPTE, Netflix, Home Box Office (HBO), Telestream, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) during the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held Jan. 8 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES). SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano, a pioneer with ESPN and the 2013 winner of SMPTE's prestigious David Sarnoff Medal, was recognized with a NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Epson Partners with Precision Productions + Post to Maximize
News: Epson Partners with Precision Productions + Post to MaximizeEpson America Partners with Precision Productions + Post to Maximize Marketing Value with Content Designed for Easy Repurposing
For global imaging leader Epson, the global product launch of their EcoTank line of printers encompassed advertising, the web, social media, trade shows, email blasts and a massive event in New York's Times Square, with video playing a central role in every channel of the marketing process. Creating video pieces across many product lines to a wide range of media that clearly communicated the same brand messaging was a daunting challenge.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes a Dozen Films for Sundance
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes a Dozen Films for SundanceNew York’s leading provider of post-production services for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York assisted in the completion of a dozen films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Projects included a mix of highly anticipated narrative films from both established filmmakers and emerging artists. Services ranged from dailies processing, offline systems rentals, editorial finishing and color grading to sound editorial and mixing. The Festival will be held January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah.
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Veteran Post-Production Exec Scot Evans Joins Technicolor PostWorks
News: Veteran Post-Production Exec Scot Evans Joins Technicolor PostWorksFormer GM of MPC, Mexico City, to lead outreach to global markets.
Technicolor PostWorks New York has appointed Scot Evans to the post of Executive Vice President of Business Development. Formerly Vice President/General Manager of MPC, Mexico City, Evans will direct sales, marketing and customer relations for the company throughout Latin America. He will seek to develop new business both among local feature film and television producers and among U.S. producers working in those markets.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
News: Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016Filmmakers rally behind Kodak’s revival of Super 8
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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Consumers Are Inspired At The 2016 CES Show With Canon See Impossible
Interactive Booth at CES 2016 Features Canon’s 8K Era and Three Unique Environments Demonstrating Real World Solutions for Canon Imaging Products
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV January 6-9, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will challenge attendees to see the impossible at booth #13106 in the Central Hall. Canon’s booth will feature a Canon 8K Ride Experience where attendees can see the future of visual imaging and experience, firsthand, the physical and emotional reactions that take place when an 8K video projected on a large screen simulates a physical journey. There will also be an 8K Photo Gallery that displays precise moments from an 8K video. The Canon booth itself will be composed of three environments simulating a home, an office, and a professional studio. Within each zone Canon will offer hands-on demonstrations of current real-world imaging solutions for attendees to experience themselves.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
News: SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Judges Announced; Public Voting for Audience Awards Now Open
Rachel Morrison, Elliott Landy and Glenn Gainor Among Judges for the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Jury Awards
Kodak has enlisted an elite list of filmmakers, a photographer and industry professionals to be judges for the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge. The competition, launched in November, has received over 500 entries submitted by a wide range of Super 8 content creators around the world. There are two rounds of judging for the Jury Awards, with votes being cast by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, photographer Elliott Landy, producer Glenn Gainor, writer-producer Josh Friedman, film festival director Leslie Raymond, and Pro8mm founders Phil and Rhonda Vigeant.
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KODAK Introduces Innovative Film Cleaning System Easy to Use, Digitally Controlled Method Redefines Vital Process
News: KODAK Introduces Innovative Film Cleaning System Easy to Use, Digitally Controlled Method Redefines Vital ProcessKodak has announced the release of a new, groundbreaking P-200 Film Cleaning System that transforms the traditional film cleaning process. The revolutionary design allows the cleaning solvent to be dispersed on the film surface in a unique way. This economical, compact and digitally controlled system, which uses KODAK HFE 7200 Film Cleaner Solution, makes it ideal for today’s archives and libraries.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Schedule
News: 2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils SchedulePreeminent Technology Event Takes Industry Leaders to The Desert for Exploration and Connection
The HPA® as unveiled its 2016 HPA Tech Retreat ® schedule. The Tech Retreat, now in its 22nd year, attracts a world-class roster of engineering, technology, creativity and business leaders who gather in the desert over the course of a week to confer on the trends and technologies of the future, while taking on the issues of the present from fresh perspectives. The Tech Retreat presents attendees the opportunity to access a wide range of in-depth information, enabling an informed view of future industry trajectories. The highly anticipated event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 15th to the 19th, 2016.
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Canon U.S.A. Closes Out 2015 With Industry Awards And Recognition Celebrating Continued Product Innovation
Reflecting on a year of continued product innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recognizes the many awards from prominent industry organizations and publications it received throughout 2015 – a hallmark year as the company hosted its once-every-five-year Canon EXPO, which can still be explored online until December 31.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th 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-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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SMPTE Board Approves Creation of SMPTE U.K. Region and Appoints Bruce Devlin Governor
SMPTE U.K. Region Is Home to New SMPTE Student Chapter at Southampton Solent University
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has formally approved the creation of the SMPTE U.K. Region and appointed Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, to serve as its first governor.
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Latest Player in 4K Action Camera Market, Z Camera E1 is a Tech Lover’s Dream; Now Available from Adorama
World’s smallest micro four-thirds 4K camera, the Z E1 action camera takes off from Kickstarter, launches with help of Manhattan-based electronics store Adorama
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that it has partnered with Z Cam, the latest player in the 4K action camera market, to launch the world’s smallest micro four-thirds 4K UHD camera, the E1 Camera.
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Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025
Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025 More than one-third of broadcasters already using IP in live production
Research conducted by Futuresource Consulting, on behalf of Nevion has found that the use of IP within the broadcast environment is gaining momentum and predicts that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the next 10 years.
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CANON U.S.A. FURTHER STRENGTHENS AND EXPANDS LINE OF INTERCHANGEABLE LENS LCOS AND FIXED LENS DLP PROJECTORS
News: CANON U.S.A. FURTHER STRENGTHENS AND EXPANDS LINE OF INTERCHANGEABLE LENS LCOS AND FIXED LENS DLP PROJECTORSFour New Models offer a range of Impressive Performance and Flexibility
The REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS Projector, introduced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, combines outstanding WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 6000 Lumens, compatibility with a choice of five optional Canon projection lenses, and Canon’s LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with incredible detail and color accuracy. Built to include all of the same features as Canon’s award-winning WUX6000 Projector, the REALiS WUX6010 Projector also features a built-in HDBaseT receiver1 to help reduce complex wiring by allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over one single Ethernet cable. In addition to the enhancements of the WUX6010 LCOS Projector, Canon has expanded its LX-Series of high-brightness DLP Projectors with two new 5000 Lumen models, the LX-MU500 (WUXGA resolution 1920 x 1200) and LX-MW500 (WXGA resolution 1280 x 800) projectors.
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Pixvana Raises $6 MIL to Bring VR Video Cloud Production & Delivery Platform to Market
Company Brings Together Web Video and Hollywood Technology Experts from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Lucasfilm
Pixvana, a virtual reality (VR) technology startup, launched today with a $6 million investment led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Pixvana is developing a cloud-based technology platform that dramatically improves the immersive video viewing experience for VR and augmented reality (AR) applications across a broad set of viewing devices, and is coming to market in 2016.
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Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 Cameras
News: Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 CamerasProduction of the new sitcom “Zoe Ever After”, set to air in early January on BET, used a style of shooting that harkens back to the studio style of the 1980s and 90s sitcoms before a more cinematic approach became the norm. With three FUJINON 4K Cabrio PL-mount lenses – the 25-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio - on Sony F55 large-format cameras, show DP Bill Sheehy (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) operated in a multi-camera, “live-cut” environment with all three cameras covering the scene at once. However, with the Sony F55 and Cabrio lenses, the show looks more like a single-camera production, in the style of “Sex in the City.”
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Broadcast and Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU Networks
News: Broadcast and Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU NetworksTVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, announces that Jeff Cohen has joined the company as a Senior Sales Executive, based in New York. Jeff will serve TVU’s existing clientele in the Northeastern U.S. and pursue new customer opportunities. Prior to joining TVU, Jeff was the Vice President of East Coast Sales for Archimedia Technology, Inc. He has an extensive background in all facets of broadcast technology from acquisition, media asset management, networking, and file-based workflows to post production and systems integration.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Winners of Inaugural SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Held During SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Film Festival Featured 12 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and multiplatform content, have announced the winners of the inaugural SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The 25th Anniversary of the EOS REBEL SLR Camera Line With Launch Of "Rebel With A Cause" Initiative
Profiling Modern Day Rebels Including Daredevil Nik Wallenda and Music Producer Swizz Beatz, “Rebel With A Cause” Campaign Filmed Entirely with Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras
Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to honor this milestone by introducing its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. In 1990, the iconic “Image is Everything” campaign introduced the Canon EOS Rebel, an SLR camera born with a cause — to put the power of pro photography into the hands of the public and level the playing field forever. 25 years later, Canon launches “Rebel With A Cause,” embarking on a journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, capturing their causes through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR. “Rebel With A Cause” will invite people into their worlds, celebrating the imagery that makes their causes shine and motivating others to join their movements.
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SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
News: SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of StandardsA Film Director, Lukk Joins Staff, Bringing Decades of Experience Guiding Integration of New Technologies in Motion Imaging
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is pleased to announce that Howard Lukk will be joining the SMPTE staff as the Society's new director of standards. Over the coming 12 months, Lukk will transition into the position that has been held by Peter Symes for the past eight years. Symes will retire at the end of 2016.
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VR, HDR Industry Leaders Headline ASG Annual Workshop
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will welcome presenters from Dolby Laboratories, SuperSphere Productions, and Tippett Studio to the ASG Annual Workshop on Dec. 3, 2015, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. Thursday’s workshop will explore high dynamic range (HDR) and cinematic virtual reality (VR) technologies with free presentations beginning at 10 a.m.
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CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST 4K PROJECTOR, THE REALiS 4K500ST PRO AV LCOS PROJECTOR
Various Markets and Applications for the Canon 4K500ST include Simulation and Training, Museums and Galleries, Industrial Design and Higher Education
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled its REALiS 4K500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector which delivers 4K resolution of 4096 x 2400, up to 5000 lumens* and Canon’s LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement for brilliant, high-brightness and detailed image reproduction. The REALiS 4K500ST also offers a Genuine Canon 4K lens and a robust collection of advanced professional setting features, including Marginal Focus which helps ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus.
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ARRI partners the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
This year ARRI proudly served as a partner of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), sponsoring two awards, hosting several popular events and showcasing the highly versatile AMIRA camera.
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ARRI SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM ACADEMIES CONFERENCE
The annual conference of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) was held at Munich’s University of Television and Film (HFF) this year. From November 17-19, representatives from the world’s top training institutes were guests in Munich. ARRI Group supported the conference with presentations, keynote speeches and an exhibition of its latest products.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
News: SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and ExhibitorsSurge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie FestivalFestival to feature program of international 3-D short films
3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Adorama and CBS RADIO New York Team Up to Present the “Adorama Live Theatre”
News: Adorama and CBS RADIO New York Team Up to Present the “Adorama Live Theatre”Grand Opening Event to Feature Grammy Award-Winning Band Train on November 24
New York City-based broadcast studio and event space from Adorama and CBS RADIO showcases the latest professional audio gear in action through live events and performances
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SMPTE Elects Officers and Governors for 2016-2017 Term
News: SMPTE Elects Officers and Governors for 2016-2017 TermElections Round Out SMPTE Leadership Heading Into Centennial Year
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society has elected its new officers and governors for the 2016-2017 term.
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mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 Technology
News: mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 TechnologyThe Industry’s First LTO-7 Tape Drive Solutions with Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity
mLogic, the leader in Thunderbolt LTO tape archiving solutions today announced that its popular mTape and mRack will ship with LTO-7 drives. Both units feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, a native storage capacity of 6TB per tape and a data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second. mTape and mRack support LTFS for drag and drop functionality and are compatible with archiving software from Archiware, Imagine Products, StorageDNA, TOLIS, Xendata, YoYotta and others.
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Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows
News: Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV ShowsNew York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has used FUJINON Cabrio lenses for a number of productions for History channel shows, including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone and American Restoration. The production company also used FUJINON lenses to shoot Cutting It: In the ATL, a show appearing on WE tv that follows four headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.
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Canon Celebrates Production Of 80 Millionth EOS-Series Interchangeable-Lens Camera
News: Canon Celebrates Production Of 80 Millionth EOS-Series Interchangeable-Lens CameraCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is celebrating the company surpassing a new camera-manufacturing milestone - the production of its 80-millionth film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera - on November 10, 2015. The 80-millionth camera produced was a Canon EOS 5DS R which holds the world’s highest pixel count in its class.
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Adorama and Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” Project
News: Adorama and Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” ProjectAdorama and Canon provide cameras and photography training for homeless as part of awareness initiative; Photo gallery opens to the public on November 16, 2015
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is joining forces with camera manufacturer Canon to support the Heart Gallery NYC and the NYC Department of Homeless Services initiative “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” by providing 25 Canon PowerShot G7-X compact cameras and photography training to homeless. The Heart Gallery NYC initiative empowers homeless individuals while raising awareness around the lack of affordable housing in NYC through photography. Under the mentorship of professional Canon photographers, 14 currently or previously homeless individuals were asked to photograph the city, capturing their unique perspectives of New York City. The strongest photos were chosen for a gallery presentation that will be on exhibit to the public at the Prince George Ballroom, opening Monday November 16th, and subsequently featured in City Hall.
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Technicolor PostWorks Returns to DOC NYC as Signature Sponsor; Preps Five Films for Premieres
News: Technicolor PostWorks Returns to DOC NYC as Signature Sponsor; Preps Five Films for PremieresThe company will co-host a panel discussion on emerging post-production workflows and formats.
Technicolor PostWorks New York continues its long-standing association with DOC NYC as a Signature Sponsor of the documentary film festival happening this month in New York. Ben Murray, the facility’s Vice President/Creative Services, and Joe Beirne, its Chief Technology Officer, will co-host a panel aimed at first-time filmmakers entitled “Post-Production Secrets.” Additionally, Technicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for five films screening at the festival.
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Kodak Launches Global Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge
News: Kodak Launches Global Super 8 Filmmaking ChallengeEntrants Can Win up to $12,500 in Prizes and Have Their Clips Screened at Slamdance
As part of Kodak’s ongoing celebration of 50 years of Super 8 filmmaking, the company has launched the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge , and is seeking submissions now through December 21. The inaugural online contest, which is free to enter, is designed to showcase the wide range of creative uses of this small gauge format by passionate shooters from all walks of life who revere its unique look.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Compact HD Camcorders Ideal For Professional Videographers
Canon’s XA35 and XA30 Camcorders Feature New HD CMOS PROSensor, 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens
Responding to the evolving needs of professional news organizations, documentary creators, professional videographers and film schools, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon XA35* and XA30* Full HD professional camcorders, which are both highly portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light, as well as wireless connectivity for easy uploading of files. Both camcorders feature a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens and a new, advanced HD CMOS PRO image sensor with low-luminance noise of +3dB for improved low-light image capture. Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities, the duo also features two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high-brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range.
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Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens Family
News: Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens FamilyNew 2/3-inch CJ20ex7.8B Portable Lens Features 4K Optical Performance and 20x Zoom
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ20ex7.8B portable 4K broadcast lens for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This versatile lens features a 20x zoom range and provides the optical excellence needed for 4K broadcast production. With a focal range of 7.8-156mm, a broad range of scene compositions can be achieved from a single lens. A built-in 2x extender allows more telephoto operation without sacrificing 4K image quality. Editors can then select a 1920 x 1080 crop from within the 3840 x 2160 camera original with full HDTV image quality. Alternatively, the 4K UHD camera video can be down-sampled to HDTV offering enhanced resolution by virtue of that super-sampled original.
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Canon U.S.A. Unveils Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector for Enhanced Reliability and Wide Application Flexibility
LX-MU700 Delivers up to 7500 Lumens and Seven Interchangeable Lens Options for
Impressive Performance in Business, Education, Exhibition, Digital Signage and House of Worship Applications
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SMPTE and CCW Partner to Address Session on Future
SMPTE President Robert Seidel to Moderate CCW Panel Including Rod Bogart of HBO, Katie Hinsen of Light Iron, and Hugo Gaggioni of Sony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it is partnering with Content & Communications World (CCW) to produce a panel titled "The Road to High Dynamic Range: Finding Clarity" at CCW 2015, Nov. 11-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. During the session, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, a panel of industry leaders will explore and explain how future deployment of high dynamic range (HDR) technologies might progress.
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SMPTE Motion-Imaging Technology Standards and Articles Now Available in IEEE Xplore Digital Library
IEEE Digital Library Features Full SMPTE Digital Library, Including the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Conference Proceedings, and Standards Documents
IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, announced today that the SMPTE Digital Library has been incorporated into the IEEE Xplore® (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org) Digital Library. The SMPTE Digital Library includes more than 800 standards documents dating back to 1916, the peer-reviewed SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and proceedings from SMPTE conferences — more than 20,000 documents in total.
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SMPTE Releases Trailer for 'Moving Images' Documentary
Interviews and Archival Content Acquired for Film Reflect a Century of Motion-Imaging Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has released the trailer for "Moving Images," a SMPTE film project aimed at documenting the history of motion-imaging technology. The production team has captured more than 48 hours of interview footage and gathered archival material from the past 100 years, and drew from these extraordinary sources to create both a "first-look preview" for screening in 4K at the 2015 NAB Show and, more recently, a recut version newly released for public viewing at http://www.smpte100.org.
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Image Processor Ideal for Surveillance Cameras, Drones, Action
Socionext America Inc., a new leader in advanced SoC design technology, is now shipping its “M-8M” series, or MB86S27, a compact image processor which is the eighth-generation product from its Milbeaut Image Processor series. The MB86S27 is equipped with a powerful Codec Engine originally developed at Socionext, and is designed for delivering high resolution 4K video. It comes with 360-degree distortion correction and other state-of-the-art image processing functionalities suitable for high quality video with devices such as surveillance cameras, drones, action cameras and drive recorders.
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CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights
News: CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among HighlightsFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
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SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Imaging Ecosystem
Expert Report Addresses Gaps in Understanding and Standardization of HDR Technology, Offers Guidance on Implementation in Professional Media Workflows
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) the publication of the SMPTE study group (SG) report on the high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging ecosystem. The work of 170 top international experts, the SMPTE SG report summarizes an extensive discussion on the implementation of HDR in professional media workflows and addresses key questions that will arise for industry members as they move forward in taking advantage of HDR technology. The report also offers recommendations for further HDR standardization efforts by SMPTE and other organizations.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
News: Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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Omnitek's Widely Adopted 12G-SDI Test and Measurement Tool Box
News: Omnitek's Widely Adopted 12G-SDI Test and Measurement Tool BoxWidely adopted 12G-SDI Test & Measurement Tool Box shown by Omnitek at SMPTE ATC Hollywood 2015
Test & Measurement solutions provider Omnitek will be showing the Ultra 4K Tool Box, its Advanced UHD solution, at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition this year on booth 120 in Hollywood, CA from 26th to 29th October.
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Canon U.S.A. Debuts Latest Imaging Products Including imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 at PHOTOPLUS EXPO 2015
New Advanced Amateur and Professional Imaging Products Demonstrate Canon’s Complete Input to Output Capabilities for those Obsessed with Image Quality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be showcasing its latest in high-quality imaging products for photographers of all skill levels in addition to hosting educational seminars and professional photographer print signings at PhotoPlus Expo 2015 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October, 22 – 24, 2015, in booth #121.
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Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorers Of Light Program
News: Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorers Of Light ProgramProgram to Include Influencers from Emerging Imaging Markets
In celebration of the 20thanniversary of its Explorers of Light Program, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is welcoming new members into the program, including: Lindsay Adler, David Bergman, Jimmy Chin, Charles Glatzer, Joel Grimes, Peter Hurley, and Roberto Valenzuela. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon’s program, expanding to align with a wide range of talented personalities that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. Many of these new Explorers of Light will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2015, October 22-24 at the Javits Center in New York City.
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NEW CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 AirPrint support for New Professional Inkjet Printer
News: NEW CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 AirPrint support for New Professional Inkjet PrinterAirPrint Compatibility Helps Deliver Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer supports Apple AirPrintTMwireless technology, allowing consumers and home office professionals alike to seamlessly print photos, emails, web pages and documents wirelessly from iPhone®, iPad®and iPod touch®1, without downloading or installing any device drivers.
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New CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional, Fine Art Inkjet Printer Can Recreate Powerfully Vivid Images That Will Move You
News: New CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional, Fine Art Inkjet Printer Can Recreate Powerfully Vivid Images That Will Move YouNew 17-inch Large Format Printer Can Produce Sharp Images and Astounding Image Clarity for Pro Photographers and Design Professionals
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer, a 17-inch, large format solution packed with significant technological advancements, such as a new print head, new ink set and a new image processing engine, resulting in stunning image quality designed for photographers who are “equally obsessed" with the printed image.
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JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras at PhotoPlus Expo
News: JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras at PhotoPlus ExpoJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its upgraded 4KCAM camera line for filmmakers and digital production applications during PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 1101), which runs Oct. 22-24, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera Systems
News: Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera SystemsNew Zealand-based company SHOTOVER prides itself on equipping its ultra-high performance stabilization camera systems for high velocity cinematography with top-of-the-line equipment. Designed for use in helicopters, ground vehicles and watercraft, the company’s F1 and K1 camera systems are made with an open architecture, giving operators a variety of camera and lens options. Many SHOTOVER customers rely primarily on the FUJINON lenses integrated within the systems, including the Premier PL mount 18-85mm zoom lens, PL mount 14.5-45mm zoom, PL 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, 25-300mm Cabrio, and HA42x9.7 Premier Series ENG style lens for their high-end aerial productions.
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SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special Events
News: SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special EventsHonors & Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Hosted by SMPTE's Sally-Ann D'Amato, to Include Live Music and Silent Auction
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, will complement the extensive program of technical sessions at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) with a diverse blend of special events, also scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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Canon USA Announces New PowerShot G Series Cameras
News: Canon USA Announces New PowerShot G Series CamerasHigh-Resolution EVF-Equipped PowerShot G5 X and Slim & Stylish PowerShot G9 X Digital Cameras Featuring One-Inch Image Sensors are Ideal for Advanced Amateur Photographers Passionate about Image Quality
Rounding out what is now a family of five powerful large sensor PowerShot G-series cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PowerShot G5 X equipped with a built-in, high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), and the slim, lightweight, carry-anywhere PowerShot G9 X. Featuring high-quality optics and large one-inch image sensors, both new models are ideal for advanced amateur photographers looking for a highly portable, advanced point-and-shoot camera equipped with built-in Wi-Fi®* and NFC** capability for easy sharing of images and video to social media networks as well as printing to compatible Canon PIXMA or SELPHY printers with the PIXMA Printing Solutions app†.
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Canon USA Announces new EOS M10
News: Canon USA Announces new EOS M10Compact Addition to the EOS M-Series of Cameras Is Flexible, Stylish and Fun With an Emphasis on Connectivity
For capturing and sharing life’s important moments with great clarity, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M10 interchangeable lens digital camera. A compact and stylish design, the EOS M10 camera has the features and lens options to help photographers expand their creativity and the mobile compatibility and size for social-sharers to stay connected with sharp images that are sure to draw ‘Likes’.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used by Trish Cahill at Soundfirm to Grade 'The Dressmaker'
News: DaVinci Resolve Studio Used by Trish Cahill at Soundfirm to Grade 'The Dressmaker'Blackmagic Design today announced that the Australian film “The Dressmaker” was graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio by Trish Cahill at Melbourne and Sydney, Australia based post production facility Soundfirm.
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Kodak Appoints President to Motion Picture Business
News: Kodak Appoints President to Motion Picture BusinessKodak Names Steve Bellamy President of Motion Picture and Entertainment: Strategic appointment demonstrates Kodak’s commitment to motion picture film and ambitious growth in the entertainment sector
Kodak announced today the appointment of Steve Bellamy as its new president of Motion Picture and Entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, Bellamy will be responsible for growing and deepening Kodak’s relationships with creative luminaries and business leaders in the entertainment industry, working on creative advocacy programs, creating partnerships and new business models, and developing Kodak-branded solutions for the entertainment industry.
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SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015)
SMPTE® 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) to Delve Into OTT, Cloud, and IP
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29, in Hollywood, California, will feature an array of sessions dedicated to over-the-top (OTT), cloud, and IP (Internet Protocol)-based technology and services. During the SMPTE 2015 Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m., Ted Middleton, chief product officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, will make the keynote presentation titled "The TV Everywhere Frontier — Where Broadcasting Meets the Internet."
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2015; Major Updates for Video Editors
Creative Cloud Announcements Include New Mobile Apps, Touch in Desktop Tools, Video Assets Coming to Adobe Stock
At Adobe MAX 2015, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud -- a “connected creative canvas” where people create and share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps; a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent; and a vibrant community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. Adding to Creative Cloud momentum, the company today shipped two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, enabling quick retouching and asset capture on the go and announced new Touch capabilities across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe is also highlighting its patented CreativeSync technology, which powers connections between desktop and mobile apps and the assets creatives use every day. In addition, video content is coming soon to Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and graphics.
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Ncam recognised by the Advanced Imaging Society with New Product Award
News: Ncam recognised by the Advanced Imaging Society with New Product AwardNcam today announced that it has been recognised by The Advanced Imaging Society with the prestigious New Product Award at last week's luncheon ceremony held at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood.
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Ikegami Reports Accelerating Interest In UHD At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Reports Accelerating Interest In UHD At IBC2015Ikegami, a global leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, reports accelerating interest in ultra-high definition (UHD) among delegates attending the 2015 International Broadcasting Convention. Held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, September, IBC attracted 55,128 visitors, the highest attendance in its 38 year history.
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SMPTE and HPA Move Forward With Partnership
Formal Approval of Plan Signals Start of Closer Relationship and Richer Collaborative Work in Serving the Media and Entertainment Community
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) today announced the finalization of plans to consolidate. The partnership between SMPTE and HPA gives both organizations the opportunity to extend their reach, while better serving the industry as a whole — from engineering and technical professionals to the creative community.
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Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCine
News: Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCineDays off for the FUJINON Cabrios at AbelCine rental were rare this past summer. Even with a total of 15 PL 19-90mm, seven PL 85-300mm, and three 14-35mm Cabrios available, they rarely stayed put. AbelCine staff and DP customers attribute their popularity to a combination of factors, including: a detachable servo (on the 19-90 and 85-300mm), long focal ranges, light weight, and consistent image quality throughout the frame.
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Rob Morlano Returns to Technicolor PostWorks as Sr. VP of Sales
News: Rob Morlano Returns to Technicolor PostWorks as Sr. VP of SalesVeteran post-production sales executive Rob Morlano has returned to Technicolor PostWorks New York. Morlano, whose previous tenure with the company ran from 2006 through March of this year, steps into a new role as Senior Vice President of Sales. He will be responsible for driving the facility’s overall sales strategy and developing new business across all media sectors, including feature films, dramatic television and factual programming.
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Pope Francis' September 26 Mass At Philadelphia's Cathedral Basilica Of Sts. Peter And Paul To Be Captured With Panasonic AW-­HE130 And AW-HE870 Remote Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
News: Pope Francis' September 26 Mass At Philadelphia's Cathedral Basilica Of Sts. Peter And Paul To Be Captured With Panasonic AW-­HE130 And AW-HE870 Remote Pan/Tilt/Zoom CamerasMid-morning mass for the 2,200 congregants and worldwide viewers will come from newly-installed Panasonic remote production cameras
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will provide a glorious backdrop for Pope Francis' first stop on his visit to the city, a special papal mass to be celebrated for the people of the Archdiocese. Live video feeds of the mid-morning Saturday, September 26 mass for the 2,200 congregants as well as for worldwide viewers will come from several newly-installed Panasonic remote production cameras, including six AW-HE130 integrated 1/3” pan/tilt/zoom and two AW-HE870 2/3” 3-CCD multi-purpose units.
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Blackmagic Design's Cintel and URSA Win 2015 International Design Excellence Awards
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel film scanner and URSA digital film camera have been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in their annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
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LEVA Expands Audio Forensics in Annual Conference
Expands Audio Forensics, Includes Specialized Training in Annual Conference
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) is known for its forensic video training, but audio forensics will be covered extensively during the 2015 LEVA Conference & Digital Multimedia Evidence Symposium, which runs Nov. 2-6 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., at the Hilton Clearwater.
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards Recipients
News: CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards RecipientsThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). These awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 24. The 19th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 27.
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Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” Restoration
News: Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” RestorationLandmark PBS documentary remastered in 4K for 25th anniversary rebroadcast and Blu-ray release
When Ken Burns’s 11-hour documentary The Civil War first aired on PBS in 1990, it set new standards for television documentaries through its astonishingly detailed, sweeping and often heart-wrenching recount of the epic conflict between the North and South. Working under the direction of Burns and Restoration Producer Daniel J. White, Technicolor PostWorks New York participated in a meticulous 4K restoration that brings the classic documentary vividly back to life. The project was done in preparation for the 25th anniversary rebroadcast of The Civil War on PBS and its Blu-ray release this month, and also coincides with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the war.
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Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
News: Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing TechnologyStudio purchases six finishing and grading systems as part of its multi-million dollar expansion. Senior Colorist Mike Eaves uses Mistika to grade indie feature “Opening Night.”
Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post production facility, has purchased six powerful Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of an ambitious, multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of highly spec’d DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.
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ARRI 2015 IBC: NEW TOOLS AND FEATURES FOR THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM
News: ARRI 2015 IBC: NEW TOOLS AND FEATURES FOR THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMThe Electronic Control System (ECS) is a complete, modular toolset for wireless remote control not just of ARRI cameras and lenses, but literally any camera and any lens. Alongside free software update packets (SUPs) for the Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4 and Universal Motor Controller UMC-4, ARRI is introducing the new CLM-5 lens motor and an on-board monitor mount for the WCU-4.
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NEW HIGH-SPEED BALLASTS FOR HIGH-SPEED FILMING
News: NEW HIGH-SPEED BALLASTS FOR HIGH-SPEED FILMING(IBC 2015, Amsterdam) – ARRI introduces the EB 12/18 HS and EB 6/9 HS AutoScan ballasts, allowing easy, flicker-free extreme slow-motion filming with discharge lamps in the 9 kW, 12 kW and 18 kW power classes.
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Fraunhofer Introduces Light-field Plug-in Suite for Nuke
IBC, Hall 8, Booth B.80: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today at IBC demos the integration of its light-field plug-in suite in The Foundry’s Nuke. The integration provides professionals with an easy-to-use tool to meet the rapidly growing need for processing multi-camera data in today’s professional film sets. Fraunhofer IIS´ light-field technology enables professionals to take advantage of multi-camera array data based on a single shot in post-production to provide advanced editing, special effects and other creative possibilities previously only possible with CGI.
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Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expression
News: Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expressionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera* and professional-use 8K reference display* that will support the production of next-generation 8K video content, along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels.* Through the Company’s proprietary imaging technologies, Canon provides still and video input and output devices that contribute to the development of imaging culture.
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Canon develops material appearance image-processing technology that digitizes material appearance information qualities such as gloss and three-dimensional surface characteristics to enable printing reproduction
News: Canon develops material appearance image-processing technology that digitizes material appearance information qualities such as gloss and three-dimensional surface characteristics to enable printing reproductionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed material appearance image-processing technology that, through the acquisition of material appearance information using digital cameras, enables printing that faithfully recreates such material appearance characteristics as gloss, plasticity and transparency, qualities that change in appearance depending on the orientation of lighting or the angle from which an object is viewed.
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Canon develops APS-H-size CMOS sensor with the world’s highest pixel count for its size
News: Canon develops APS-H-size CMOS sensor with the world’s highest pixel count for its sizeCanon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. has developed an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world’s highest number of pixels1 for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35mm full-frame sensor.
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Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSES
News: Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSESIdeal for Sports, Concerts and Other Live Events, the New UHD-DIGISUPER Line of Lenses Includes 4K and 4K Premium Classes
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new long-zoom 2/3-inch 4K field lenses in support of the emerging 4K UHD broadcast camera systems. The UJ86x9.3B (UHD-DIGISUPER 86)* is the flagship Premium 4K field lens and is flanked by the UJ90x9B (UHD-DIGISUPER 90)* standard 4K field lens. These two lenses are the first in Canon’s line of 4K broadcast lenses for covering sporting events, concerts, and other live events.
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Canon developing high-sensitivity network camera that achieves high visibility even for long-range nighttime surveillance*
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a high-sensitivity network camera equipped with a fast, high-magnification lens capable of long-range color image capture, even at night, enabling the surveying of subjects that might be hard to see with the naked eye.
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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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Canon Developing 4k Projector That Combines Ultra High Resolution And High Brightness In A Compact, Lightweight Body
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying video and still images at a resolution up to 4,096 x 2,400 pixels with 5,000 lumens of brightness*. This level of definition surpasses the 4,096 x 2,160 pixel-resolution of 4K digital cinema.
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Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV Award
News: Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV AwardChristie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious BIRTV Award for the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV).
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Canon Announces World's First 4k Uhd Wide-angle Broadcast Lens*
Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens**, with Best-in-Class features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions. Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital Camera
News: Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital CameraCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon's outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces new Canon EF 35MM F/1.4L II USM Lens
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces new Canon EF 35MM F/1.4L II USM LensNew L-Series Lens is First to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics That Achieves a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Superb Image Quality
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). This new optical technology utilizes organic material newly developed by Canon to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance.
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family- The EOS M3 Digital Camera
THE EOS M3 DIGITAL camera The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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