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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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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
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 industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500
News: ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500Designed specifically for Canon’s latest Cinema EOS cameras, ARRI PCA introduces a new cine plate for film set environments, an adjustable broadcast plate for documentary-style filming and a handy top-mounted support plate.
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FOX Sports Chooses TSL Products to Solve Upmix/downmix Challenges
News: FOX Sports Chooses TSL Products to Solve Upmix/downmix Challenges---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Veronique Froment <veronique@highrezpr.com>
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Aug 18 - Canon USA Announces Seven New PIXMA Wireless Printers,
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced enhanced printers for its PIXMA printer line: the PIXMA MG7720, the PIXMA MG6800 series and the MG5700 series of Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printers. Ideal for high-quality photo and document printing and creative applications, each model can connect to wireless networks easier than in the past for quick printing from the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY2 application with compatible mobile and tablet devices. Catering to the wants and needs of the everyday user, each model can also be used to create additional copies and scan important documents for archiving purposes as well. All of the printers utilize new genuine Canon inks, which provide deeper blacks and more vivid reds in photos for easy printing at home, and provide more visual impact for printing documents on plain paper than previous models.
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Kodak Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
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Kodak has named five students as award winners in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program, a global competition held annually in collaboration with the University Film and Video Program (UFVF). This year, the Program received a record-breaking number of applications, with over 55 film schools from around the world nominating students for the KODAK Student Scholarship and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. Winners received their prizes at the University of Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference on August 8, at American University in Washington, DC.
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Grass Valley Keeps RIC TV in Brazil on the Leading Edge
News: Grass Valley Keeps RIC TV in Brazil on the Leading EdgeRIC TV, an affiliate of TV Record in Brazil, is expanding its investment in HD production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, by adding LDX 80 series cameras and a Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher. This is the second time in two years that RIC TV has turned to Grass Valley to outfit one of its production studios with a complete HD solution.
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International Body-Worn Video Summit Headlines LEVA Annual Conference
News: International Body-Worn Video Summit Headlines LEVA Annual ConferenceThe Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will debate the advantages and challenges of body-worn video systems, along with numerous other topics, during the 2015 LEVA Conference & Digital Multimedia Evidence Symposium, which runs Nov. 2-6 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., at the Hilton Clearwater. The five-day event includes a mix of hands-on training, case studies, and interactive seminars, as well as an exhibit hall and networking opportunities.
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Kodak Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
Kodak and UFVF Honor Students From Singapore, Poland and United States
Kodak has named five students as award winners in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program, a global competition held annually in collaboration with the University Film and Video Program (UFVF). This year, the Program received a record-breaking number of applications, with over 55 film schools from around the world nominating students for the KODAK Student Scholarship and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. Winners received their prizes at the University of Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference on August 8, at American University in Washington, DC.
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
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 announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Canon Champions Small Business Owners With Maxify Mentors Program And Contest
Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, along with New Mentors Brett Relander, Tim Berry, Rhonda Abrams, and Returning Mentor Ivana Taylor, Engage in MAXIFY Mentors Program
To further highlight the Canon MAXIFY brand of printers, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the MAXIFY Influencers Program has been expanded to include a mentor program designed to help small businesses navigate the treacherous waters of starting and building a business. Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, along with Ivana Taylor from DIY Marketers, will be joined this year by three new mentors: Social Media Power Influencer and writer Brett Relander, USA Today columnist and author Rhonda Abrams, and software entrepreneur and blogger, Tim Berry. The program will include content created by these mentors and shared on social networks aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small business owners learn from successful small business owners.
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COW: Learn the Science Behind Canon 4K Optics

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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , 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 an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Canon's First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent of Over 4M
News: Canon's First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent of Over 4MCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1(at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Video Creator Kits And Its Lineup At Vidcon 2015 Featuring DevinSuperTramp and iJustine
Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box
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Dolby Vision & Christie Laser Projectors to Brighten Austria’s Cineplexx Screens
News: Dolby Vision & Christie Laser Projectors to Brighten Austria’s Cineplexx ScreensCineplexx and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced they will open a Dolby Cinema™ at six locations in Austria. Dolby Cinema offersa premium cinema experience for moviegoers and combines spectacular Dolby Vision™ laser projection and Dolby Atmos® sound technologies with inspired design, making every visit to the cinema a completely captivating event.
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SMPTE IBC2015 Product Preview
IBC2015 Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
(July 23, 2015) SMPTE at IBC2015
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
News: Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in HollywoodHybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
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 opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, is the world's premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).
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House of Worship Creates Vivid Satellite Campus Experience with with FUJINON Lenses
LCBC Creates Vivid, Live Video Experience in Satellite Campuses with FUJINON 2/3-Inch HD Lenses
Manheim, PA-based church, Lives Changed by Christ (LCBC), a house of worship that delivers high-definition live video of services from its broadcast campus to multiple locations throughout central Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its video imaging capabilities with the acquisition of two FUJINON XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch studio/field zoom and one XA22x7BES compact studio lens from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The new lenses are used on Ikegami HDK-95C cameras within the broadcast campus’ auditorium to capture weekend gatherings that are sent live to satellite campuses.
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Omnitek Ultra 4K Tool Box enables 12G-SDI product design for customers worldwide
Test & Measurement leader, Omnitek begins worldwide shipping of the Ultra 4K Tool Box featuring the analysis, generation and conversion of UHDTV signals including the world’s very first 12G-SDI Physical Layer analysis and generation toolset. The Tool Box is now in full production and shipping to satisfy the demand for 12G-SDI product design.
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SMPTE® Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Drives Expert Dialog on Key Topics
Two-Day Conference Drew Industry Experts to Discuss Technical, Creative, and Business Issues in Delivering Entertainment Experiences Over the Internet
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 successfully concluded the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year titled "The Race Is On!" From June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California, the conference drew experts and delegates to explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
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Masstech to Present Insights and Highlight Advances in Media Asset Management Workflows at SMPTE Australia
Conference paper presentation on unstructured metadata and transitioning legacy archives to new MAM deployments complements demonstrations of latest innovations
Masstech -- the trusted provider of innovative media asset management, archive and workflow solutions -- will be highlighting the company's latest software advances and sharing expertise with attendees at the SMPTE15 Conference and Exhibition in Australia, July 14-17. Held biennially, SMPTE Australia is the premier event for the motion imaging and television engineering industries in the Australasian region.
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Canon U.S.A. Adds To Flash Lineup With Speedlite 430ex Iii-rt
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring for the first time in the Canon 430EX series – radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities1 designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF Lenses
News: Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF LensesCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., will celebrate the achievement of a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for Canon EOS cameras on June 22, 2015 —an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.
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New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve Art
News: New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve ArtKodak and Cinelab London Form Initiative to Assist in Creation of Film Elements
Kodak is launching a pioneering archival program for UK customers today as part of the company’s continuing focus on independent filmmakers. In collaboration with Cinelab London, the KODAK Archive Package offers flat-rate pricing for film, digital recording and processing. This allows Kodak to work with independent content owners to deliver a cost effective archive master on film regardless of the origination format of a production.
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Canon USA Announces Airprint Support For New Pixma MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printer
AirPrint Software Compatibility Helps Deliver Virtually Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing From Compatible iPhone®, iPad® & iPod touch® Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printer now supports Apple AirPrintTM wireless technology, allowing consumers and home office professionals alike to seamlessly print photos, emails, web pages and documents wirelessly from compatible iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® devices2, without downloading or installing any device drivers.
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Canon USA Announces New PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) Printer
Affordable, Multipurpose Printer Offers Improved Printing Experience with Easier Wi-Fi® Setup and Convenient Printing from Compatible Mobile Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printer for high-quality photo and document printing. Built with convenience in mind for the everyday home user or college student, this new printer has a simpler Wi-Fi setup than in previous models and includes access to the updated Canon PRINT2 application, a four-color FINE ink Cartridge system for vivid colors and sharp text, Auto Power On/Off functionality, Auto Two-sided Print, and PictBridge3 printing via Wireless LAN for direct connection to select Canon Digital Cameras.
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SMPTE15 in Australia to Embrace Theme Persistence of Vision --
From 14-17 July in Sydney, Conference Will Offer Thought-Provoking and Educational Sessions on the Future of the Motion-Imaging Industry
The Australia 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, today announced details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
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CENTURY Optronic inc to provide support for fujinon lenses during canada’s summer sports bonanza
Service partner for FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division specializes in lenses and battery supplies for broadcast
Century Optronic, the Canadian-based service partner for the Optical Devices Divisionof FUJIFILM North America Corporation, will provide technical support for FUJINON lenses during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Pan Am Games, and the Para Pan Am Games. Based in Markham, Ontario, Century Optronicspecializes in the sales and service of lenses and battery supplies for broadcast television production.
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Canon's New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros
Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFCTM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.
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CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS Cameras
News: CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS CamerasIkegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 Cameras Bring Lifelike Imagery to Viewing Audiences for the 44th Edition of the Copa América, South America's Main International Soccer Tournament
Soccer action is heating up with the start of the 2015 Copa América, which stands as the main international soccer tournament (and the oldest in the world) for national teams held this year in Chile, South America. Mobile production provider CINECOLOR CHILE, a business division of GRUPO CHILEFILMS, is covering the three-week event with a large-scale deployment of approximately 30 Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 CMOS camera systems.
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SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15
News: SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15Mistika Air takes Broadcast Creativity and Workflow to new Heights at SMPTE15 14 – 17 July 2015 – BOOTH D4 - HORDERN PAVILION, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
SGO’s Asia Pacific Reseller Partner, Mojo Media Solutions features the innovative Mistika Air post production system in Australia at next month’s SMPTE15 exhibition [Booth D4], being held from 14 - 17 July at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park.
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Canon USA Introduces Two New Ultra Short Throw DLP Projectors
New Projectors Combine WXGA Resolution and 3000 Lumens with Impressive Performance and Value for Education, Corporate and Retail Applications
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is expanding its competitively priced Portable DLP Projector line with two Ultra Short Throw models, the LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi, the latter of which is also Canon’s first interactive model allowing for simultaneous collaboration with multiple users. Both projectors are capable of displaying 3D content via the DLP-Link System and are equipped with two HDMI inputs, an RJ-45 input for network management, built-in 10W speakers and screen color correction.
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SMPTE Partners With FKTG to Make SMPTE Forum 2015 in Berlin a Success
The Society's Second Forum Event in Europe Draws Experts and Executives to Discuss Issues and Opportunities Presented by Internet-Based Content Delivery
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, partnered with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), in collaboration with the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, to hold the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective," in Berlin. Hosted 7-8 May by the Fraunhofer Institute, the event attracted industry leaders for discussion and debate about the evolution and future of internet-based media delivery and consumption across Europe.
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ARRI Brasil to Open in São Paulo, Q3 2015
Subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil will open in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products
ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
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Colorfront Demonstrates Dynamic Range of Set-to-Post Innovations
Industry-leading advances include full HDR pipeline support for the latest color, digital cinema camera and editorial formats
Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will demonstrate the latest, cutting-edge features of its tools supporting Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) production and post, during the Cine Gear Expo 2015, June 4-7, at The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA, Booth #S223/Stage 31.
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Kodak Celebrates 50th Birthday of Super 8 Format at Cine Gear Expo
News: Kodak Celebrates 50th Birthday of Super 8 Format at Cine Gear ExpoStop By to Shoot Film and Enter to Win Super 8 Production Package
Kodak will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Super 8 format at Cine Gear Expo, which takes place June 5-6 on the Paramount Lot in Hollywood. Activities in Kodak’s area (#XO 102) include Stop By Shoot Film sessions with Pro8mm, a preview of the new Logmar Super 8 camera, and an opportunity to win a Super 8 production package.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015A wonderfully successful festival again for ARRI in Cannes, with almost 60% of feature films from all selections being shot with ARRI equipment and more than 40% captured with the ARRI ALEXA and ARRI cine lenses. Overall, more than half of the festival’s films that were shot digitally used ALEXA as their main camera, showing that ARRI remains the pre-eminent technology leader, setting a gold standard for the rest of the industry.
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Matrox C-Series Multi-display Graphics Cards Chosen by Exxact to Power New Video Wall and Digital Signage Systems
News: Matrox C-Series Multi-display Graphics Cards Chosen by Exxact to Power New Video Wall and Digital Signage SystemsMatrox® Graphics today announced that Exxact Corporation has chosen Matrox C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards as the heart of three new video wall and digital signage systems. One of the new systems, the Exxact MPX3000 with Matrox C680 inside, will be presented at InfoComm (Orlando, June 17–19) in the Matrox booth 4053. Additional Exxact systems will be featured in the Exxact booth 2987.
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Canon Unveils New Compact Binoculars Featuring Improved Image
Ideal for Travel, Sports, and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces two new additions to its portfolio of Canon Image Stabilizer binoculars with the 10x30 IS II and 12x36 IS III. While all current Canon binoculars are equipped with an image stabilization (IS) function, new to these binocular models is a microcomputer (similar to Canon’s EF lenses) for improved IS performance and stable high-magnification viewing. The upgraded IS technology allows for greater viewing comfort, while at the same time eliminating the need for a tripod and making these new binoculars ideal accessories for travelers, nature observers and sports enthusiasts.
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SMPTE Members Make an Impact at CinemaCon 2015
Society Members Speak to Key Questions in Digital Cinema and Earn Recognition for Contributions to Motion Picture 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, wrapped up a successful CinemaCon 2015 with Society Members participating in various aspects of the conference.
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDV
News: Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDVCustomer cites high price-to-performance ratio, exceptional quality in challenging production conditions for sports and live events
With seven trucks on the road, mobile production specialist TNDV has used up to 23 cameras for its largest live and broadcast events. A long-devoted user of HITACHI cameras, TNDV has now added five Z-HD6000 broadcast cameras to its arsenal.
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4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera Enables Simultaneous Creation of TV Spots and Print Ads for Multiple Media
Maintaining a competitive edge in video production not only demands delivery of high-quality,creative content but also innovative and affordable new ways to serve client needs. Creative director Michael Ori and his team at Salt Lake City-based Ori Media and Studio Elevn [sic] provided a vivid example in TV spots they recently produced for the Utah Dept. of Health. A series of three 30-second cinéma vérité-style videos designed to encourage people to quitsmoking, Ori obtained the 4K image quality and unique looks he sought by using the CanonEOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Ori won the assignment by also being able to produce still images from his Canon EOS-1D C camera’s 4K video for giant 48 ft. billboards.
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SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership
SMPTE Members and Sustaining Institutions Featured Prominently on Exhibition Floor, in Conference Sessions, and at Awards Ceremonies
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors and conference sessions. During the show, 135 SMPTE member companies exhibited and more than 90 individual members served as speakers, contributing their expertise on topics ranging from the latest industry standards to the future of audio and moving images.
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CANON U.S.A. AND LITTLE LEAGUE® PARTNER ON THE PICTURE PERFECT SEASON WITH CONSUMER PHOTO CONTEST AND GREAT WALL OF FANDOM
Three Lucky Fans Will Win a Trip To The Little League World Series in August
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the continuation of their multi-year partnership as the official camera and printer sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization. As part of the partnership, Canon and Little League are teaming up to present the "Picture Perfect Season,” a initiative kicking off this month with the Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers. By submitting their photos based on three monthly themes, fans will have the chance to win one of three trips to the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, PA and see their photos on display in the World of Little League Museum in the Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr. Little League Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations.
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NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema Takes Fresh Look at Past and Future
'Moving Images' Documentary Sneak Peek Examines Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology, Sessions Explore Impact of Next-Generation Technology on Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, concluded successfully on April 12, having provided attendees with a fresh perspective on the past and future of storytelling. More than 600 people attended the two-day summit, "Building the Future of Storytelling," which offered a roadmap for future success and also explored potentially disruptive innovations that could ultimately redefine the cinema experience of tomorrow.
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KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from Adorama
News: KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from AdoramaLeading camera and consumer electronics retailer Adorama is now the exclusive U.S. retail and wholesale outlet for more than 400 still and video camera adapters
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has just inked a deal with world-renowned camera adapter manufacturer KIPON, making the New York-based retailer the official exclusive U.S. outlet for all KIPON products. Available now on the Adorama website, customers can browse through more than 400 varieties of camera lens adapters including macro adapters, electronic adapters, adapters with integrated glass, optical focal reduction adapters, adapters with built-in aperture control, tilt/shift adapters, tilt adapters, and shift adapters for cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Leica and more. Kipon also offers a 12-month manufacturing warranty, which Adorama will honor on all purchases made at the store or on Adorama.com.
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4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera
4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera Enables Simultaneous Creation of TV Spots and Print Ads for Multiple Media
Maintaining a competitive edge in video production not only demands delivery of high-quality, creative content but also innovative and affordable new ways to serve client needs. Creative director Michael Ori and his team at Salt Lake City-based Ori Media and Studio Elevn [sic] provided a vivid example in TV spots they recently produced for the Utah Dept. of Health. A series of three 30-second cinéma vérité-style videos designed to encourage people to quit smoking, Ori obtained the 4K image quality and unique looks he sought by using the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Ori won the assignment by also being able to produce still images from his Canon EOS-1D C camera’s 4K video for giant 48 ft. billboards.
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Grass Valley News: Grass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of its
News: Grass Valley News: Grass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of itsGrass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of its 4K Acquisition Solutions
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that a number of industry leaders have committed to the new Grass Valley LDX 86 Universe switchable 4K/extreme-speed HD camera to greatly enhance their storytelling capabilities. Following on the heels of last year’s extremely successful 6X extreme-speed camera introduction, the LDX 86 Universe allows either 6X HD acquisition or 4K acquisition from the same camera, and is also available as an upgrade to existing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for Student Film Festival
Awards Will Recognize Creative Use of Technology to Tell Different Types of Stories in Different Ways; Deadline for Entries is Sept. 9
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Professional 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 an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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Sony and WGBH Boston Launch Public Media Management
Revolutionary New System Created to Serve Public Broadcast Needs
Sony Electronics and flagship PBS station WGBH are launching Public Media Management (PMM), a first-of-its kind centralized media management and content distribution service that gives public TV stations new tools to engage with their communities now and into the future. The new cloud-based service went live on April 1, following a year-long pilot program between the two organizations.
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Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015
News: Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015Enhancing the production of high-quality, sharp and detailed content
Sony’s exhibition at NAB 2015 features demonstrations of High Dynamic Range technologies and workflows, which open up new possibilities for creative expression and viewing experiences. Sony will showcase comparisons between High Dynamic Range and Standard Dynamic Range, including color grading and home TV viewing.
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JMR Debuts Highest Performance and Most Versatile Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt 2 Product Family at NAB 2015
Promises to be the highest performing and most versatile Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe peripherals and storage products in the industry
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of scalable storage solutions will debut their new Lightning ThunderboltTM 2 product family at this year’s NAB 2015 show, in the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12117.
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EOS C300 MARK II DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA
With New Super 35mm Sensor and 4K Internal Recording, the Latest Addition to the Canon Cinema EOS Line Offers High Image Quality and a 15-stop Wide Dynamic Range
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camerai for cinema, documentary, event and commercial videography. As the latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional cameras, the EOS C300 Mark II features evolutionary updates including a new 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm Cinema CMOS Sensor, new Dual DIGIC DV 5 Processors and a new Canon XF-AVC Codec that allows 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image data to be recorded internally, and an expanded dynamic range of up to 15 stops.
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Canon Developing High-magnification, Long-focal-length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens Supporting 4k Production
News: Canon Developing High-magnification, Long-focal-length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens Supporting 4k ProductionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., is currently developing a high-zoom-ratio, long-focal-length field zoom lens that provides superb imaging performance for use with 4K-capable broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit a prototype of the 4K field zoom lens at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at booth #C432 from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas.
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Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions on Display with Interactive Booth Demonstrations at the 2015 NAB Show
Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater
At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.
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Technicolor Donates to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
Honoring Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that Technicolor has pledged a contribution to The Next Century Fund of the SMPTE Centennial Campaign. Technicolor's gift, formally recognized today at the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE, brings the campaign contribution total to nearly $1.5 million.
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The Tiffen Company Debuts Its New Breed of Diffusion Filters at NAB 2015
NAB attendees will be among the first to see live demonstration of Tiffen’s latest Diffusion Filters designed specifically for HD and 4K Shooting
(Las Vegas, NV--April 12, 2015) The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of Academy Award-winning solutions, will highlight the latest from its full line of Diffusion Filters with demonstrations of the subtle, yet dramatic effects of Tiffen’s Pearlescent, Satin and Black Satin diffusion filters, along with the new Black Diffusion filters at NAB 2015. This year’s recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for the development of IRND Filter Technology, Tiffen filters are industry-renowned and are the choice for imagemakers worldwide. The highly anticipated Black Diffusion filter lineup will be on display at the Tiffen booth (C6019), where attendees are invited to be among the first to experience side by side filter demonstrations.
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS LINE OF REALiS PRO AV COMPACT INSTALLATION LCOS PROJECTORS WITH THE REALiS WUX500
5000 Lumens, WUXGA Resolution, LCOS Technology, HDBaseT™, and an Advanced Optical System make this new model ideal for a Wide Range of Markets and Applications
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the introduction of the newest projector in their Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) line that combines WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 5000 lumens of brightness and up to a 2000:1 contrast ratio, built-in HDBaseT (a first for Canon projectors), an advanced lens and optical system, and Canon’s renowned LCOS technology to help deliver stunning image quality and user flexibility. Weighing a trim 13 lbs., the Canon REALiS WUX500 Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projector is a high-performance projector that incorporates sophisticated operational advantages designed for a range of markets including higher education, corporate, simulation and training, museums and galleries, houses of worship, digital signage, and other professional markets.
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NEWS - Christie Co-Develops Laser Component for "Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime" Deal
AMC and Dolby to deliver total premium cinema experience with laser projection, lifelike sound, and ultimate comfort in up to 100 sites
AMC Theatres AMC and Dolby Laboratories, Inc., today announced Dolby Cinema™ at AMC Prime®, a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that makes every visit a completely captivating event. Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design and amazing comfort. Moviegoers will be wowed by Dolby Vision™ laser projection and Dolby Atmos® sound, as well as AMC Prime power reclining seats with seat transducers that vibrate
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces The Versatile XC10 4K Digital Camcorder For Creative Multi-Media Image Makers
Ideal for Emerging and Existing Content Creators, the Canon XC10 Camcorder is Compact, Lightweight and Versatile with 4K/Full HD Video Shooting and 12-Megapixel Still Photography Capabilities
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new XC10 4K Digital Camcorder. Compact, lightweight and versatile, the XC10 is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video as well as compelling 12-Megapixel still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract eight megapixel still images from recorded 4K video, making it one of Canon’s most convenient multimedia tools to date. In addition to the camcorder’s 4K and Full HD video capture capabilities, the XC10 camcorder includes a one-inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with a 2x Digital Teleconverter and Optical Image Stabilization allowing for rock-steady video and still image shooting.
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SMPTE to Produce Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference at Stanford University
Special Session Will Draw Experts From Amazon Web Services and Leading Technology Developers to Discuss Security; Early Bird Registration Ends April 27
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will produce the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year scheduled for June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet. Early bird pricing for conference registration is now available through April 27.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with Investment in Fujinon Cabrio Lenses
Company Launches Full-Sensor Imaging Initiative and Grows Support for 4K Production
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced the purchase of 28 Cabrio PL Cine Lenses from Fujifilm, a leading global manufacturer of optical devices. The major investment, totaling more than 1.5 million dollars, brings Bexel's current inventory of Fujinon Cabrio Lenses to a total of 40.
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS NETWORK CAMERA LINEUP WITH INTRODUCTION OF NINE NEW VERSATILE, HIGH PERFORMANCE MODELS - INCLUDING THREE IN NEW “SPEED DOME” CATEGORY
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced nine new Network Cameras with advanced capabilities designed to efficiently meet outdoor and indoor applications in a wide range of markets including city surveillance, critical infrastructure, financial institutions, airports and transportation, education, retail, commercial offices, and gaming establishments. All nine new Canon network cameras integrate advanced core components designed to deliver video with superb detail, vital color information and exceptional low-light performance. Those core components include advanced Genuine Canon lenses with High and Super High UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements and multilayer coatings, high sensitivity 1.3MP CMOS image sensors, and dual proprietary Canon DIGIC processors: the DIGIC DV III to help maximize image quality and the DIGIC NET II for simultaneous streaming of H.264 and M-JPEG video streams in multiple resolutions for versatile monitoring and recording (including monitoring on compatible smartphones and tablets).
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab Show
News: Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab ShowSee Ikegami on Booth C7725 at the 2015 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Ikegami To Showcase 8K & 4K Technology, Exhibit HC-HD300
News: Ikegami To Showcase 8K & 4K Technology, Exhibit HC-HD300Wide Range of Superior CMOS Technology Systems Among the Highlights from Leader in HD Cameras and Production Equipment
Ikegami , a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking Community
News: Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking CommunityCompany Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
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SMPTE and FKTG Plan Robust Program for SMPTE Forum 2015
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has filled out an exciting program for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will feature keynotes from industry leaders, including Thomas Staneker of Deutsche Telekom and Chris Fetner of Netflix. There will also be an array of conference sessions that speak to the technical, legal, and social forces shaping delivery and consumption of media in Europe. The event will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series
News: Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger SeriesNew Addition to Charger Line Features Compact, Low Profile Design
Anton/Bauer® – a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries – has announced that its new LP Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace beginning March 15. An addition to the Performance Charger Series, which was introduced at NAB 2014, the LP Performance Chargers deliver the fastest possible charging sequence in a compact form factor.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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CANON IS DEVELOPING POWERSHOT G3 X PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING 1.0-inch SENSOR AND 25x OPTICAL ZOOM LENS
News: CANON IS DEVELOPING POWERSHOT G3 X PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING 1.0-inch SENSOR AND 25x OPTICAL ZOOM LENSCanon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras—the PowerShot G3 X—and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS
New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Featuring the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm), this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position, entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography. Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.
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The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i 1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
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CANON U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R
Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
News: Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood StudiosKodak announced today that it has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios. As part of these agreements, Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
News: Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Fetner Will Discuss the Global Media Marketplace and the Technologies Shaping Decision-Making and Growth at Netflix
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15). This year's event, Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future, will be held 14-17 July at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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Call for Papers Opens for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Be Accepted Until 15 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has opened the call for papers for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Kodak Product Grants To Be Presented at Slamdance and Sundance
New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance
Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21.
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