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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood Magic
The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood MagicNew non-profit uses cutting-edge photogrammetry to create 3D replicas of endangered landmarks…while developing a model for the stewards of cultural heritage to monetize their digital assets by making them available to film and TV productions.
The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, has developed a unique plan for creating 3-dimensional records of the world’s most endangered cultural assets while providing Hollywood filmmakers with a new and better way to incorporate exotic locations and artifacts into their productions.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Mobile TV Group Adds 13 FUJINON Lenses to New 40HDX, Two 4K UA107x's to 39 Flex
Latest Selections Mark First U.S. Delivery of 107x Lens and Follow MTVG’s Spring Purchase of FUJINON 4K and HD Lenses
Fresh on the heels of a purchase of 12 FUJINON lenses this spring, Denver-based firm Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has added two UA107x8.4 (UA107x) 4K UHD lenses onto its 39 Flex 4K mobile unit and 13 FUJINON HD lenses to its newest 40HDX HD production truck – set to launch late next month. This recent selection marks the first delivery in the U.S. of the UA107x lens, introduced this past April at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
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Leading Trade Organization Honors Well-Loved Post Production Figure
Leading Trade Organization Honors Well-Loved Post Production FigureThe Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Herb Dow recipient of one of its most esteemed honors, the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala on 17 November, 2016, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Dow’s experience stretches across five decades, from the cutting room to the most advanced technologies in the evolution of post production.
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FUJINON Cabrio Lens Relied on for Live 4K Broadcast of Canada's iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards
Lens Mounted on Steadicam for Live Production of Outdoor Event
Bell Media, one of Canada’s premier multimedia companies, produced a live-to-air UHD broadcast of the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards(MMVAs) in downtown Toronto in June, with an extensive set up that included a 4K OB truck from Dome Productions. Along with the 4K truck from Dome, the outdoor event employed two audio mobile trucks from Broadcast Audio Services (BAS) and LiveWire Remote Recorders, an on-site broadcast control room and two audio mixing rooms. Bell Media was set on a wide-angle look but didn’t want the barrel distortion common with 2/3” sensor wide-angle lenses, so they turned to the PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens from the FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division.
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2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program awards $38,500 in tuition & film grants
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25thannual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70thannual University Film & Video Association (UFVA)Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.
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HPA Women in Post Launches Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP)
HPA Women in Post Launches Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP)Ten YEP participants will be selected to participate at SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) continues its commitment to the development of the next generation of professionals with the launch of the Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP), sponsored by HPA Women in Post and supported by SMPTE. YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry and is one part of the HPA's mentorship strategy.
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Canon Professional Services Keeps Professional Sports
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be bringing their service and support expertise to Brazil to help maximize the uptime and performance of its users’ professional imaging equipment. From pro DSLR cameras and EF lenses to broadcast television lenses, Canon’s award-winning service and support staff will be providing preventative maintenance and repairs to help professionals who have put their trust in Canon imaging equipment.
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Canon Professional Services Keeps Professional Sports Photographers Ready For Action
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be bringing their service and support expertise to Brazil to help maximize the uptime and performance of its users’ professional imaging equipment. From pro DSLR cameras and EF lenses to broadcast television lenses, Canon’s award-winning service and support staff will be providing preventative maintenance and repairs to help professionals who have put their trust in Canon imaging equipment.
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SMPTE IBC2016 Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016
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Sourceaudio's Alpha Libraries For Radio Service Hits One Million Tracks
Sourceaudio's Alpha Libraries For Radio Service Hits One Million TracksSourceAudio, the world’s leading white label music DAM platform, has announced that the company's Alpha Libraries for Radio service has achieved a major industry milestone: over one-million production library and SFX tracks are now available for download by subscribing radio stations. The announcement was made by Douglas Reed, EVP, Radio and Library Services, SourceAudio.
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View Conference 2016 Announcing A Rich Slate Of Industry Speakers, Keynotes And Award Competitions
VIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference will swing into action October 24, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in animation, visual effects, virtual reality and digital design in the conference’s 17-year history. The renowned Turin, Italy confab spans five days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards presented to an expected audience of 6,000 students and professionals. This year, VIEW is headlined by three exciting Keynotes:
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB Show
FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Lenses at TAB ShowThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses.
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ARRI Inc. Offers Repair Services during Sporting Events in Rio de Janeiro
In anticipation of the upcoming sporting events in Rio de Janeiro, ARRI Inc. announces that camera service and lighting repairs are available in Brasil for all local and international broadcasting teams. Organizers expectnearly 6,000 hours of footage from competitions in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo will be transmitted across the world to an estimated five billion TV viewers.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated Productions
Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated ProductionsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for seven television programs that received nominations in the 68th Emmy Awards. They include the scripted series The Affair, The Americans, Master of None, Mozart in the Jungle and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the documentary mini-series Jackie Robinson and the documentary series Vice.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
EditFest LA 2016 Lineup AnnouncedHPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
Honor Will Be Presented to Aspera Co-Founder and CEO During 2016 HPA Awards
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Canon U.S.A. Expands Their 4k Projector Lineup With The Robust and Versatile REALiS 4K501ST Pro AV LCOS Projector
REALiS 4K501ST Projector’s Impressive Combination of Outstanding Image Quality, Advanced Features and Enhanced Connectivity makes it Ideal for a Wide Range of Markets and Applications
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the REALiS 4K501ST Pro AV LCOS Projector which incorporates all of the same features as Canon’s current award-winning REALiS 4K500ST, as well as an enhanced video interface that offers two HDMI version 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support. Other features include native 4K resolution of 4096 x 2400, up to 5000 lumens1and Canon’s LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement for brilliant, high-brightness and detailed image reproduction. The REALiS 4K501ST also offers a Genuine Canon 4K lens and a robust collection of advanced image adjustment and professional install setting features, including Marginal Focus which helps ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus. At only 39.6 pounds, this model also offers one of the most compact and lightweight form factors of a high brightness 4K projector.
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Canon U.S.A Helps Maximize Micro, Small And Home Office Business Efficiency with New Series of Wireless Inkjet Printers
Next Generation MAXIFY Models Ideal for Micro, Small and Home Office Business Owners Looking for Cost-Effective Printing Solutions with 100-percent U.S. Based Service and Support
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced five next generation MAXIFY Wireless1Inkjet printers for all of today’s home office, microbusiness and small business owners. Designed with users in the legal, accounting, construction, real estate, healthcare, retail and food service industries in mind, these Wi-Fi® enabled printers offer improved functionality, such as increased print speeds, management information base (MIB) support, and select models offer larger LCD screens. Each printer also features cloud printing capabilities 2, 3, 4, and access to best-in-class 100 percent U.S.-based service and support, giving consumers peace of mind around a sound investment.
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LEVA Invites Public to Free CCTV Seminar at Annual Conference
LEVA Invites Public to Free CCTV Seminar at Annual ConferenceFor the first time, the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will host a free CCTV seminar for homeowners and business owners during the 2016 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium. The seminar, “Surveillance Video is to Protect and Prevent: What is Your CCTV Missing?” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Doubletree Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Michelle Munson as the recipient of its 2016 Charles S. Swartz Award. Munson, co-founder and CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, is recognized as one of industry's most accomplished technology leaders. The HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the professional media content industry and the Charles S. Swartz Award honors the recipient's significant impact across diverse aspects of the industry. The HPA Awards will be handed out on November 17, 2016, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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SMPTE Launches The Vista Project, a New Big Screen Interactive Storytelling Competition for Students
Led by Digital Cinema Pioneer Bud Mayo, The Vista Project Is Designed to Serve as an Incubator for the Next Generation of Cinema Storytellers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences.
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Browsing and Downloading Family Photos on Canon
BROWSING AND DOWNLOADING Family PHOTOS ON CANON’S CONNECT STATION CS100 DEVICE just got easier with New mobile APPlication
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its new Canon Connect Station mobile applicationi for the Canon Connect Station CS100 deviceii. This application makes it easy to view, transfer, upload and share cherished photos from a compatible smartphone or tablet.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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SMPTE Opens Registration for Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary
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, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on Oct. 24. Early bird rates are available now through Aug. 20.
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Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER
Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKERWorld-renowned photographer Nigel Barker invites photographers nationwide to enter for a chance to compete to be the next Top Photographer; 5-episode reality series to air on AdoramaTV this fall
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, announced today the launch of a brand new reality web series competition for every type of photographer: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER. Open to all photographers across the nation, from professional shooter to hobbyist to iPhoneographer, five contestants will be hand-picked by Nigel Barker himself to compete in the AdoramaTV original series, where they will be challenged to prove they have not only the skills, but the vision to become the next Top Photographer.
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AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
Three-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts in Partnership with The Film Foundation
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.
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Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding Assignments
Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding AssignmentsDirector of Photography Art Aldrich has purchased three VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support his extensive video work in corporate branding. Aldrich, who numbers major broadcast and cable networks, Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies and independent production facilities among his clients, recently completed a 10-day shoot at the KPMG WPGA Championship in Sammamish, WAwith the Panasonic cameras.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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Canon Professional Technology & Support Center Relocating To Burbank, California
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center currently located at 6060 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif., will be relocating to 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, Calif.
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Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema Line
Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema LineNext-generation movie experience arriving at Wanda Cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan First Dolby Cinema title is “Warcraft” from Legendary Pictures
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the first theatres with Dolby Cinema™ in Asia at Wanda cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
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First Hawaiian Bank Teams with MVNP and Accomplice Media for "Milestone" Campaign
First Hawaiian Bank Teams with MVNP and Accomplice Media for "Milestone" CampaignEight spots use humor emotional storytelling to elevate the bank’s brand imaging
Although it serves a state with a population of less than 1.5 million people, First Hawaiian Bank is intent on reaching its audience with the sophistication of an international financial powerhouse. Teaming with Honolulu agency MVNP and Los Angeles-based production company Accomplice Media, FHB has launched an ambitious branding campaign centering on people coping with life’s milestones. Rather than pushing specific retail services—as most regional banks do—these funny, beautifully-produced spots aim to forge an emotional connection with Hawaii residents from all walks of life.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits For Aspiring Content Creators at VIDCON 2016
New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.
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SMPTE® Archive eXchange Format Standard Proves Immediate Success in Real-World Adoption and Implementation
Early Adopters Demonstrate Accurate Exchange of Complex File-Based Assets and Metadata Between Disparate Storage Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Archive eXchange Format (AXF) standard (SMPTE ST 2034-1:2014), published in 2014, has now been successfully adopted and executed, smoothly supporting the transparent and independent exchange of complex file-based assets and metadata between storage management applications from different vendors.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK DebutExperts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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JMR Announces BlueStor DataMover Appliance for Secure File Transfer Across Networks or Around the World
JMR Announces BlueStor DataMover Appliance for Secure File Transfer Across Networks or Around the WorldDataMover provides unparalleled performance, security and convenience or transferring Gigabyte to Terabyte-sized files at near line speeds across local, wide and global area networks
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of scalable storage solutions announced today the general availability of their new BlueStorTM DataMoverTM appliance.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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Eileen Godoy Named Executive Producer at Cognition
Eileen Godoy Named Executive Producer at CognitionHybrid digital production studio Cognition has hired Eileen Godoy as Executive Producer. Godoy will manage film and television projects through the processes of editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. She will collaborate with sales and play a role in setting strategy and planning growth.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film FestivalStudents Have Until June 27 to Submit Work, Finalists Will Be Screened Oct. 26 In Hollywood
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 Professional Association (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 an array of content for a growing number of platforms; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27.
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SMPTE Toronto Section Will Dedicate Boot Camp VII, Pixels & Packets to Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP
June 21-22 Technical Seminar Will Feature Expert-Led Sessions on New Video Technologies and Techniques
The Toronto Section of 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 host Boot Camp VII — "Pixels & Packets: Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP" — June 21-22 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto. Presented as one of the Section's popular biennial technical seminars, this event will explore ultra-high-definition (UHD), high-dynamic-range (HDR), and live internet protocol (IP) technologies.
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Panasonic Showcases Innovative Visual Experiences at InfoComm 2016
vporoom.com/2016-06-08-Panasonic-Showcases-Innovative-Visual-Experiences-at-InfoComm-2016 Panasonic Showcases Innovative Visual Experiences at InfoComm 2016 Company Exhibits 4K Laser Projectors, the Latest Professional Displays and Broadcast, Cinema Technologies
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Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016
Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016 Company Showcases Laser 4K+ and High-Brightness Projectors for Events and Entertainment Industry, and More at Booth C6308
PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leading supplier of end-to-end communications solutions to the private and public sector, is showcasing its expanded lineup of professional projectors, including its new flagship PT-RQ32K 4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser Projector, generating breathtaking 4K+ images at InfoComm 2016. Also displayed is the latest in its award-winning SOLID SHINE laser projector portfolio and LCD projector series, highlighting large venue, installation and hybrid lighting projector models on the show floor.
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All New KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K Aerial Pack With Made For SOLO™ 3DR Drone Mount Available In The US Next Month
All New KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K Aerial Pack With Made For SOLO™ 3DR Drone Mount Available In The US Next MonthBuilding on the Extreme Success and January 2016 Launch of the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR Camera Bundles, Dedicated Content Creators and Businesses Can Soon Take to the Skies with Effortless Full Spherical 360° VR Video
INFOCOMM 2016 – LVCC Booth #C5661, JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced its highly anticipated US availability of another groundbreaking and new SP360 4K accessory pack, featuring a made for SOLO Dual Camera Drone Mount.
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Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016
Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016First public preview of enhancements to Telestream's popular live streaming production software powered by Magewell's market-leading capture devices
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today that the company's extensive array of professional video and audio capture devices are compatible with Wirecast version 7, the forthcoming release of Telestream's award-winning live streaming, production and encoding software. Telestream will provide the first public preview of Wirecast 7 in the Magewell booth (N1850) at InfoComm 2016, taking place June 8-10 in Las Vegas.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches Online Learning Programs
Canon Online Learning Courses Designed to Support and Develop Imaging Skills for Passionate Photographers of All Levels
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is launching Canon Online Learning, a new program of immersive digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts of all levels develop their skills at their own pace. The program, which expands upon Canon’s robust mix of existing free and paid educational offerings, looks to educate parents, travelers, imaging hobbyists and working professionals with proven techniques from recognizable industry talents.
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Maggie's Plan: Technicolor PostWorks Helps Rebecca Miller Craft a Classic New York Romance
Maggie's Plan: Technicolor PostWorks Helps Rebecca Miller Craft a Classic New York RomancePost work for Director Rebecca Miller’s new romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, currently in wide release from Sony Pictures Classics, was a labor of love for Technicolor PostWorks New York. A long-time supporter of independent film, the facility furnished suites and systems to Picture Editor Sabine Hoffman and her crew. It also provided resources for dailies processing, editorial finishing, color grading, sound mixing and deliverables. The project involved months of concentrated effort, spanning pre-production through the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Wide Range Of Professional Products And Innovative Solutions At The 2016 InfoComm Show
Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Wide Range Of Professional Products And Innovative Solutions At The 2016 InfoComm ShowCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its award-winning line of high-resolution projectors, along with entertaining and innovative partner solutions in booth #C7233 at InfoComm 2016, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016
New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016Cine Gear Expo 2016 exhibits open Friday June 3 and 4, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California with major screenings, filmmaker panel discussions, groundbreaking techniques and new equipment premiers that are sure to influence the filmmaking industry.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Canon releases a 2016 Photography Trends Study in celebration of National Photography Month
May is National Photography Month and to celebrate, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is revealing consumer trends that are taking the world of photography by storm.
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Accessorize this Spring with The Canon SpeedlitE 600EX II-RT Flash
Spring is all about having the right look and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is giving photographers of all levels two new options that can improve their creativity and versatility; the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.
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SHARE MEMORIES On the go WITH NEW COMPACT, CONNECTED POWERSHOt SX620 hs Digital camera
Latest Canon PowerShot Digital Camera Provides Impressive Image Quality and Zoom Range in a Compact Size
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today the new Canon PowerShot SX620 HS digital camera - ideal for individuals looking for a convenient, easy-to-carry compact digital camera capable of producing high-quality photos and videos. This new camera boasts a 20.2 Megapixel* CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful 25X Optical Zoom lens (25-625mm equivalent) in a form factor that will easily fit in a pocket or purse, making it an ideal camera for those passionate about photography to capture gorgeous imagery no matter where they are.
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CANON U.S.A. LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE NEXT "REBEL WITH A CAUSE"
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is launching a contest to find the next modern day “Rebel With A Cause.” To celebrate the 25thanniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel camera, Canon is embarking on a year-long journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way. The story of these individuals will be documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Game Of Thrones Exclusive, Supersession Topics and More
Global leaders head to Oxfordshire to discuss industry-critical trends; Digital Production Partnership Collocates with First PlugFest
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat UK has announced the first sessions in an expanding schedule for the event, unveiling 13 - 14 July 2016, at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The curated programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE Ltd.
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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, winner of this year’s Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Short Subject, recently made its world premiere on HBO. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (who also won an Oscar® in 2012 of Saving Face)and edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E., the 40-minute film went through editorial conforming, final color grading and preparation for broadcast at Technicolor PostWorks New York.
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Abstracts Now Will Be Accepted Through May 23; Innovative, Creative, and Ingenious Solutions and Workflows Are Welcome
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, has extended its deadline for proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 24-28 in Hollywood, California. Initial abstracts now may be submitted online through May 23.
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Outsight Appoints John Virtue As General Manager
outsight appoints john virtue as general manager
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Virtue as General Manager. John will be driving Outsight revenue streams globally with a focus on the APAC region. Other key functions include enhancing operational strategy and delivering senior consultancy for customers.
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Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive Technology
Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with ODA Deep Archive TechnologyObject Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry, announces a partnership with Sony to provide tightly integrated nearline storage, business continuity and master library solutions.
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ATEME and Intel Redefine the Broadcast Density Standard
ATEME announced today that it will extend its HDR support with the addition of Dolby’s HDR technology, Dolby Vision™, into its TITAN solution, a video transcoding software for live and file applications. With content from every major studio, support from leading organizations such as the Blu-ray Disc™ Association, DVB, MPEG and UltraViolet™/DECE, as well as wide adoption by leading SoC and TV manufacturers, consumers can now experience the best Hollywood content in both the cinema and home with Dolby Vision.
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ATEME to Extend its High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support with Dolby Vision
ATEME announced today that it will extend its HDR support with the addition of Dolby’s HDR technology, Dolby Vision™, into its TITAN solution, a video transcoding software for live and file applications. With content from every major studio, support from leading organizations such as the Blu-ray Disc™ Association, DVB, MPEG and UltraViolet™/DECE, as well as wide adoption by leading SoC and TV manufacturers, consumers can now experience the best Hollywood content in both the cinema and home with Dolby Vision.
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New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan
New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScanARRI is complementing its latest generation of high-speed ballasts with the new EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan. Designed for the ARRI M40 and other 2.5 kW or 4 kW daylight fixtures, it incorporates innovative features and allows filming speeds of more than 1,000 fps.
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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera Functionality
LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera FunctionalityARRI’s Electronic Control System (ECS) is a versatile, modular toolset for wireless remote control of any camera and any lens. Bringing immediate benefits to ALEXA Mini shooters, ARRI is introducing two new ECS products: LCUBE CUB-1 and cforce plus Lens Motor.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red Gear
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red GearARRI's Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) bring the high quality design and durability that ARRI is known for to cameras from other manufacturers. ARRI is pleased to announce new accessories are available for RED DSMC2, Sony α7S/R II and Panasonic VariCam LT.
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ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of Trinity
ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of TrinityARRI has taken over the artemis range of camera stabilizers from Sachtler/the Vitec Group and at NAB 2016 is demonstrating an improved version of the ground-breaking Trinity system.
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Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NAB
Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NABLight Field imaging leader uses Incom components in world's first Light Field Solution for Film and Television, Lytro Cinema
Incom, the world's largest supplier of glass and polymer fiber optic solutions, empowers digital display innovation. At the NAB Show, Incom announced that Lytro, the leader in Light Field technology, uses Incom components in Lytro Cinema, the world's first Light Field solution for film and broadcast. The breakthrough capture system enables the complete virtualization of the live action camera—transforming creative camera controls from fixed on set decisions to computational post-production processes—and allows for traditionally impossible shots.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and CinemaFraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB Show
NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB ShowNextVR continues to break new ground, setting industry standards for live entertainment broadcasts in virtual reality
PRNewswire/ -- NextVR, a pioneer in immersive 3D virtual reality experiences, is introducing the first live virtual reality production truck for broadcast coverage of marquee events. The production truck will make its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas on April 18th. After that, NextVR will roll out the truck to cover live events – including sports and concerts – beginning in July.
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MBX Introduces Reference Platforms for Next-Gen Video Server Systems
MBX Introduces Reference Platforms for Next-Gen Video Server SystemsHigh-Performance Designs Include Support for 4K 3D Video; NAB Booth #SL13705
PRNewswire/ -- Leading server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems today announced the development of new reference platforms for next-generation video applications requiring extreme speed and storage performance, including delivery of 4K 3D video. The new reference designs can be adapted to any size base server, fully customized for each customer, and used to create powerhouse hardware solutions for applications ranging from post-production processing to video content creation and content delivery networks (CDNs).
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century FundSociety Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and Storage
Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and StorageSony is showcasing new technologies and workflows for HD, 4K, high dynamic range, storage and IP, providing the tools to drive professionals' creativity. Sony's exhibit will feature new models and updates to widely used products -- camcorders, cameras, monitors, switchers, storage/archiving, and wireless transmission for broadcast, production, sports, live events and more.
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StereoStitch Launches a Real-Time 3D 360 Video Stitching for VR Live Streaming
StereoStitch Launches a Real-Time 3D 360 Video Stitching for VR Live StreamingToday, StereoStitch announced the launch of its high-quality, production-ready, real-time 3D 360 Video Stitching software at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, NV. StereoStitch helps content creators with their 3D and Virtual Reality needs, be it live-stitching of 3D content (e.g. film making), or projection of VR concepts (e.g. sports match or a fashion show using drone mounted 3D cameras).
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Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid Event
Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid EventTechnicolor PostWorks New York Chief Technology Officer Joe Beirne and Director of Technology Matthew Schneider will offer advice on working with 4K and HDR media in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Beirne and Schneider will discuss strategies for managing 4K projects through the offline, online and finishing process in Avid Media Composer 8.5. They will also describe HDR-based workflows. The Pre-NAB event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th at 5:15pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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Cognition's Reid Burns to Appear on NAB Show Live
Cognition's Reid Burns to Appear on NAB Show LiveReid Burns, President of Post Production at Hybrid post production facility Cognition will take part in an NAB Show Live panel discussion on Digital Workflows at the 2016 NAB Show. Burns will discuss Cognition’s pioneering work in developing new workflows for post-production and its use of the groundbreaking Mistaka finishing and color-grading platform—the largest such installation in Los Angeles. The panel discussion is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at noon, and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITs
Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITsCodex (www.codex.online) is launching Codex Production Suite 4.5, the all-in-one software package enabling the colour grading, review, metadata management, transcoding, QC and archiving of media generated by the latest digital cinematography cameras. From ingest to post production, Codex Production Suite 4.5 now provides one workflow for multiple types of camera, from ARRI ALEXA 65 to GoPro, resulting in no more snowflake workflows, and no need to reinvent the wheel on every production – just a single, simple, secure and affordable workflow. Codex Production Suite 4.5 will launch at NAB 2016, Codex booth #SL6828.
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Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization and Encoding at Upcoming NAB Show
Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization Bolstered by recent acquisition of Vanguard Video and infusion of funding, Beamr emerges as the preferred encoding and optimization provider for the broadcast, MSO and OTT industries
Beamr, the global leader for content adaptive video encoding and optimization technologies powering some of the world's most prominent cloud and on-premises software workflows, will be demonstrating H.264 and HEVC content adaptive optimization and encoding solutions at NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) 2016 show in Las Vegas, the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms.
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Pixspan To Demo 4K Storage Workflow Solutions Powered by NVIDIA at NAB 2016
Pixspan To Demo 4K Storage Workflow Solutions Powered by NVIDIA at NAB 2016Pixspan, Inc., the leading storage and bandwidth workflow technology company, will demonstrate new storage workflows for full-quality 4K images powered by the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 at NAB 2016.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K Cameras
FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K CamerasAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce the FUJINON UA13x4.5 wide angle Ultra HD (UHD) lens. Part of the company’s flagship UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses, the world’s first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications, the UA13x delivers true 4K optical quality to 2/3-inch 4K ENG cameras and camcorders. The wide angle UA13x4.5 wide angle can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K+ product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
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, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled “The Race Is On!”, ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces A Host Of Product Firmware Updates At NAB 2016
Canon U.S.A. Announces A Host Of Product Firmware Updates At NAB 2016PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates to several products being showcased at NAB 2016. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of workflow, ease of use, focusing and lens corrections, color space, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, HD Video, and 4K Reference Display lines.
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ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James Neihouse
ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James NeihouseThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. to Provide Field and Studio Equipment For Its Production Of 2016 Olympic Games In Rio
Canon to Enable Providing Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 – August 21. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO & SVP, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO ofCanon U.S.A., Inc.
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New CANON ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production
ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Includes 10 Accessories to Ready the Camera for Cinematic Applications
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the ME20F-SH Cinema Kit, which bundles the ME20F-SH Camera with 10 accessories to enhance the user operation and provide significant savings compared to purchasing the accessories separately. The ME20F-SH camera's CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square1, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras2. Its large pixel size enables the ME20F-SH to deliver magnificent imagery in normal lighting conditions, while also possessing the high sensitivity to capture Full HD video in less than 0.0005 lux3 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of more than 4,000,000). Along with its modular body and compact size, the image quality delivered by the ME20F-SH camera allows users to capture clear images in even the most demanding of applications including cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries.
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Canon's New Versatile Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens Will Have Shooters Smiling About Quality, Performance, And Price
New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Enhanced Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* Functions- Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new Compact-Servo18-80mm Zoom Lens (model name CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K-ready lens constructed for optimal mobility. A bridge between traditional Canon EF photography lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of photography lenses. The first in a new class of Canon lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO18-80mm Zoom Lensis a cinema-style lens that includes a newly developed servo drive unit as a standard feature. Additionally, the lens incorporates Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* functionality, two extremely useful features not commonly found in cinema lenses, but which are ubiquitous in photography lenses. The lens also provides high image quality that supports 4K image productions and was designed to be able to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles including, hand-held, shoulder mounted, and tripod mounted.
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Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution For Live HD Broadcasts, Production, And Surveillance
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,
800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses
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Pixspan Introduces Pixmover at NAB
Pixspan Introduces Pixmover at NAB4K/UHD Workflow Software Delivers Full-Quality Imaging with 50-80% Savings on Storage and Bandwidth
Pixspan, Inc., the leading storage and bandwidth workflow technology company, will unveil its PixMover™ software package at NAB 2016. As 2K, 4K and 6K proliferate in the media and entertainment space, PixMover™ enables users to manage massive amounts of full-resolution files and uncompressed camera raw data while achieving a 50-80% saving on storage and bandwidth with no loss of image quality.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
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, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled "The Race Is On!", ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Adder supplies extension technology for Netherlands hospitals
Adder supplies extension technology for Netherlands hospitalsAdder Technology, the high performance KVM specialist, has supplied its IP-based solutions to Mpluz*, an audio visual systems integrator that specialises in medical imaging. The solutions have been deployed in hospitals in the Netherlands — the brand new Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital in Enschede and in new operating rooms of the St. Elisabeth – TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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