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Acclaimed Composer Brian Tyler Named Keynote Speaker for 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, Sept. 9 in Los Angeles
News: Acclaimed Composer Brian Tyler Named Keynote Speaker for 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, Sept. 9 in Los AngelesThe non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced that acclaimed composer Brian Tyler will be the Keynote Speaker for the PMA’s 2nd Annual Production Music Conference. Tyler will speak from 9-10 AM on September 9th, at the DGA Headquarters in Los Angeles. A multi-award winner, Tyler is the composer of music for over 70 films, and the recipient of the 2014 Cue Awards “Film Composer of the Year” honor.
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Cogswell College Releases its First-Ever Student-Created IOS Mobile APP Game "Tangram Jam," Now Available at Apple Store
News: Cogswell College Releases its First-Ever Student-Created IOS Mobile APP Game "Tangram Jam," Now Available at Apple StoreCogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, proudly announces the release of the school’s first student-created iOS game: “Tangram Jam.”
published 2 months ago   read more
Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches Today
News:Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches TodayComplete access to the Digital Juice library by joining as a Lifetime Member for a one-time fee
Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library -- absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price.
published 3 months ago   read more
PRESS RELEASE: ZOO Digital provides new iTunes Store Package
ZOO Digital now offers iTunes Store Package distribution services to users of Apple’s Compressor encoding software, providing a fast and easy way for filmmakers and content providers to QC and deliver their movies to the iTunes Store. ZOO is one of a select group of vendors approved to provide the service, which will streamline the distribution workflow for Compressor users who can publish movie titles in global iTunes Store territories more easily and quickly.
published 5 months ago   read more
THAT Studio Effects to Debut new Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Integration at NAB
THAT Studio, the San Francisco-based technology and postproduction company, will showcase THAT Studio Effects, its comprehensive library of practical effects and assets at NAB next week. A new THAT Studio Effects Panel provides easy access to practical effects and assets inside Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Editors, VFX artists, and independent filmmakers now have access to a complete repository of high-quality tools to enhance their creative work that they can preview, buy, and use within their Adobe applications.
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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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Telestream Releases Switch for Windows
Long awaited Windows version of the award-winning Switch professional media player is now available. Switch also adds playback and deep inspection of media and metadata including display of embedded captions/subtitles plus easy distribution to iTunes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of Switch for Windows. Now available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, Switch gives media professionals everything they need to play, inspect, correct and distribute their multi-format media in one professional application.
published 6 months ago   read more
Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via Tugg
News: Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via TuggAccomplice Media Director Eva Michon’s Documentary “Life After Death From Above 1979” Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Life After Death From Above 1979¸ director Eva Michon’s documentary about the Canadian punk/dance duo, is now available for theatrical screening through the web-based distribution platform Tugg. The film can also be streamed or downloaded via Vimeo On Demand, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and ReelHouse.
published 7 months ago   read more
NCIS: NOLA with Rob Kerkovich
News: NCIS: NOLA with Rob KerkovichToday we invite Rob Kerkovich actor, writer who plays Sebastian from the massive CBS show NCIS: New Orleans. We discuss the creativity behind acting and how he develops his character. Rob shares his journey from college to comedy troupe to network television and more. Then Paul Antico joins us to discuss his experience with the controversial Atomos Shogun 4K recorder.
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Telestream Partners with immixGroup to Better Serve Government Customers
immixGroup to Resell Wirecast , ScreenFlow (screen recording and editing), Switch, (media playback, inspection and conversion) Episode (multiformat video encoding) and Flip4Mac (Windows Media player for Mac)
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with immixGroup, which helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup will be offering Telestream's Wirecast live streaming software, ScreenFlow screencasting and editing application, Switch media playback and inspection tool, Episode (multiformat video encoding) and Flip4Mac (Windows Media player for Mac) solutions through its General Services Administration (GSA) IT 70 Schedule and a variety of federal, state and local contract vehicles.
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Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)
News: Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)Today we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and I discuss his techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the latest industry news.
published 10 months ago   read more
Azealia Banks Features Riptide's Angela McCluskey on Hit Album "Broke with Expensive Taste"
News: Azealia Banks Features Riptide's Angela McCluskey on Hit Album "Broke with Expensive Taste"Riptide Music Group's Angela McCluskey is featured on the new Azealia Banks song "Ice Princess," which is currently the most downloaded song from Azealia Banks' just released debut LP “Broke With Expensive Taste.” The song samples the production and chorus of Morgan Page's 2012 dance hit "In The Air " which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart and resided in the Top 10 for an impressive 25 weeks. “In The Air” also debuted at #1 on Beatport's "Top 100 Albums" Chart and at #6 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart.
published 10 months ago   read more
Showrunners (with Des Doyle and Humanity.tv) on the Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli
News: Showrunners (with Des Doyle and Humanity.tv) on the Go Creative Show with Ben ConsoliWe have two fantastic interviews on the Go Creative Show, starting with Des Doyle, director of the documentary “Showrunners”, The Art of Running a TV Show featuring interviews with JJ Abrams, Kurt Sutter and other showrunners from today’s biggest tv series. Then we'll meet with the creators of Humanity.tv, a fully immersive travel and adventure iPad app discuss the fascinating stories they capture from around the world.
published 10 months ago   read more
Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for Timepop
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for TimepopThumbspire, a mobile apps partner that works with mobile developers to increase their audiences via intensive data analysis, product optimization and marketing support, engaged the Nice Shoes Creative Studio to create a mobile campaign for the game Timepop. The objective of the campaign was to attract new gamers to Timepop, a game that challenges players to pop balloons in numerical order before the clock runs out. Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson devised the tagline “Pop against the clock” as well as four unique approaches to illustrate the addictive appeal of the game.
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Production Audio with Kevin Parker
News: Production Audio with Kevin ParkerToday we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show discuss Kevin's techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins in to discuss the latest industry news.
published 10 months ago   read more
International Cinematographers Guild Launches Safety App
News: International Cinematographers Guild Launches Safety AppThe International Cinematographers Guild representing more than 7,000 camera crew members, still photographers and publicists, has launched a safety app, available for the iPhone and Android.
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Telestream Offers Automated Solution to Meet New FCC Mandates for Captioning of Online Video Clips
News: Telestream Offers Automated Solution to Meet New FCC Mandates for Captioning of Online Video Clips New Release of MacCaption and CaptionMaker includes new features and modernized UI to make captioning workflows faster and easier than ever
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that the latest release of its closed captioning software products, MacCaption and CaptionMaker (for Windows), are ready to meet the new FCC rules requiring the captioning of video clips that are posted online.
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Telestream Switch Wins Multichannel News Innovator Award
News: Telestream Switch Wins Multichannel News Innovator AwardTelestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Switch – the multiformat media player that provides professionals with everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool is a winner of a Multichannel News Innovator Award.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Delve Into Latest Developments in UHDTV, Image Processing, Theatrical Display, and Audio Technology
Sessions to Showcase Cutting-Edge Work in Areas That Are Transforming the Experience of Video and Audio in Cinema and Broadcast
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will bring renowned experts to Hollywood, California, from Oct. 20-23 to offer insight into critical industry topics including the latest developments in ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) standards and systems, as well as in image processing, theatrical display, and audio technology.
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IBC Party 2014 (With Rodney Charters, Dan Chung, Matt Allard and Clinton Harn) on The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli
News: IBC Party 2014 (With Rodney Charters, Dan Chung, Matt Allard and Clinton Harn) on The Go Creative Show with Ben ConsoliNew from Ben Consoli's GO CREATIVE SHOW: Today we dedicate the entire show to all the news and announcements from this year's IBC in Amsterdam. IBC is one of the biggest trade shows for video production, and our panel of experts cover all the news and announcements that will certainly shake up our industry. Dan Chung and Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com, filmmaker Clinton Harn and cinematographer Rodney Charters join me for an epic discussion about the Arri Alexa 65, Sony FS7, lots of lenses, lights and more. Plus the 4K debate lives on!
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SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management
Multiple-Part Sessions Will Provide Multidimensional Perspectives on How Key Technical Advances Are Shaping the Motion-Imaging Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, California, will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
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2G Digital Promotes Dolly Rosell to Top Sales Post
News: 2G Digital Promotes Dolly Rosell to Top Sales PostContinuing its rapid growth, 2G Digital has promoted Dolly Rosell to Executive Vice President of Sales. In her expanded role, Dolly will oversee national sales, manage relations with studio clients and set long term sales and marketing goals for the company, a specialist in digital supply chain solutions and the industry’s top-rated iTunes preferred digital media services provider.
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative Show
News: 7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative ShowInterview with Award-winning Cinematographer Zak Mulligan
Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. In this episode of the "Go Creative Show", Zak and Ben Consoli discuss Zak's Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. They also cover Zak's vast commercial and music video career as well as his advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course, they will dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.
published 12 months ago   read more
Telestream Announces Windows Support for Switch
Version 1.5 of the Playback, Inspection and Conversion Tool to Support Windows as well as Mac OS X
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a Microsoft Windows-compatible version of Switch – the multiformat media player that provides professionals with everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Already available for Mac OS X, Switch version 1.5 will be demonstrated on booth 7.C21 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam September 12-16, and will be available for purchase in Q4 2014.
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Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones
Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required.
published 12 months ago   read more
2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEO
News: 2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEOPrevious COO has revitalized the digital media services company as a leading provider of content distribution supply chain solutions.
2G Digital, a specialist in digital supply chain solutions and the top-rated iTunes preferred digital media services provider, today announces that current COO Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed CEO and will serve as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
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PBS Implements Nexidia QC™ to Verify and Sync Captions Automatically for PBS Stations, OTT, and Web Content
Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, today announced that PBS has installed Nexidia QC™ with automatic caption retiming in its Media Operations Center. Nexidia QC is Nexidia's software tool for automating quality control of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows. PBS uses Nexidia QC to verify caption quality and automate caption alignment before distributing content to PBS member stations and over-the-top (OTT) providers, or before publishing it to the Web.
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Nexidia and Telestream Announce Integration of Nexidia QC Caption Verification Tool Into Vantage Workflow Automation Environment
Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, and Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a partnership that gives Telestream Vantage users a unique and integrated quality control (QC) solution for caption and language verification. Nexidia QC™, Nexidia's award-winning software tool for automating QC of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows, is now available as part of the Telestream Vantage v6.3 file-based workflow automation system. The integration will help ensure that those who use Vantage are better able to automate compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed caption regulations as well as similar requirements of regulators around the world and delivery requirements of OTT partners.
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FlixFling Announces Deal With Warner Bros.
FlixFling, an innovative movie and TV streaming service, announces a Transactional Video On Demand and UltraViolet content deal with Warner Bros.
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Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia Pictures
News: Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia PicturesThe acclaimed documentary film from Kartemquin Films and filmmaker Steve James "Life Itself" is continuing to earn rave reviews this summer as distributor Magnolia Pictures rolls it out in theaters, following its on-demand and iTunes release on July 4. Today, Drew Weir and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are proud to reveal their contributions to the film's highly polished original audio soundtrack.
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Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”
News: Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”Production Music Specialist Inks Licensing Agreements With Buzz Bands Rare Monk and Misun.
Killer Tracks, the industry’s leading supplier of pre-cleared production music, is expanding and broadening the scope of its groundbreaking Artist Series with a focus on emerging talent. The company is releasing a number of new tracks from breakout artists, including work from Portland alt rockers Rare Monk and the L.A.-based quartet Misun.
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Telestream Switch Combines Multiformat Playback, Inspection, and Media Conversion into One Simple Tool for Media Professionals
Announcing the Release of Switch to Simplify Media Inspection and iTunes Asset Package Creation for Broadcast and Post-Production Professionals
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of SwitchTM, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, and literally millions of consumers.
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Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew Hurteau
News: Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew HurteauThis episode of The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli features two experts to help you better communicate and collaborate. First, Andrew Hurteau, a presentation and communication skills coach shares tips on how to better present yourself and your ideas. Then Emery Wells, the co-founder of Frame.io joins in to discuss how to effectively collaborate with your team and clients, and how Frame.io could be the best tool to do that. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com chimes in on all the latest industry news.
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The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA Microphones
News: The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA MicrophonesSyndicated web-based radio show simplifies studio setup with company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range
Listeners the world-over tune in to BBS Internet Radio every Thursday to hear The Lena Live Radio Hour, hosted by Professor Lena Miremonde. The multi-faceted program covers topics from physics and politics, to music and art. In order to ensure the audio is perfectly clear over the airwaves, the station relies on DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ Recording Microphones with MMP-A preamp. With the capability to switch between the d:dicate 2011 Cardioid and 2006 Omnidirectional capsules, the program’s producer, Julian Lampert, is afforded a modular functionality that can cover a large variety of audio needs while offering the benefits of fantastic sound quality and a drastically simple setup.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Larry Jordan & Associates Launches Focused Education Program with Special Pricing and Services for Universities, Film Schools, Students
Renowned FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro Trainer to Bring Professional Caliber Editing, Post Production Training to Students
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. announced today that they have launched a new educational initiative designed to make it easier for schools and students to invest in, and embrace professional-caliber post production training skills with industry-renowned expert trainer, Larry Jordan. With this announcement, Larry Jordan & Associates is launching a new educators pricing program for universities, schools and students that include special discounts on industry-leading training on popular post productions applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as additional educational support materials.
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Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Extolls the Benefits of SADiE's New Mastering Toolkit
News: Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Extolls the Benefits of SADiE's New Mastering ToolkitBoulanger Says He is Amazed by The Time Savings He has Achieve Using this New Version of SADiE's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
The new mastering features that SADiE has incorporated into its popular SADiE 6 editing and production software have been hailed as a major improvement by internationally acclaimed mastering engineer Eric Boulanger – not least because they are saving him an enormous amount of time.
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Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital Media
News: Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital MediaHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response advertising agency, has expanded its Digital Media Marketing capabilities by launching a Mobile Marketing Unit. Concurrently, Jared Lake, who will spearhead the new unit, has been named Director, Digital Media. Lake will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, where he will report to George Leon, Hawthorne Direct’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management. The announcement was made today by Hawthorne Direct’s Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Hawthorne-Castro.
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Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
New Creative Cloud Technology Connects Latest Photography Tools; New Photoshop Mix Debuts for iPad
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone. Also introduced today is the all-new Photoshop Mix, a new iPad app that provides access to powerful Photoshop features normally confined to the desktop, enabling compositing and transformative edits while on the go. Built using the new Adobe Creative SDK, Photoshop Mix delivers new levels of Adobe imaging precision and magic to mobile users.
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MōVI ™ Goes to "Video Game High School" with Freddie W
News: MōVI ™ Goes to "Video Game High School" with Freddie WFreddie Wong, co-creator and director of “Video Game High School,” discovered Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 handheld camera stabilizer for season three of the action-packed comedy web series. “The MōVI M10 allowed complete and unrestricted freedom with regard to camera movement,” he says.
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Society Signs Award-Winning Director Megan Griffiths
News: Society Signs Award-Winning Director Megan GriffithsFirst commercial representation for ‘Lucky Them’ director
Los Angeles-based boutique live-action production company Society signs acclaimed filmmaker Megan Griffiths for her first U.S. commercial representation. Griffiths has been a director, writer and producer in the independent film community for over a decade, with her most recent film "Lucky Them" (starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt and Johnny Depp) having its premiere at the 2013 Toronto Int’l Film Festival. Lucky Them is being released by IFC Films this weekend. Her previous film, "Eden" (starring Jamie Chung, Matt O'Leary and Beau Bridges), premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, where it won the narrative Audience Award and the Emergent Female Director Award, and was picked up by Phase 4.
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The Hit House Takes "Neurotic" to a Whole New Level with Release of The "NEUROTIC RE:ACTION" Album
News: The Hit House Takes "Neurotic" to a Whole New Level with Release of The "NEUROTIC RE:ACTION" AlbumTop music production company The Hit House announces the release of the company’s fourth entry in its successful “RE:ACTION” production music library: “NEUROTIC RE:ACTION.”
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Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest Release Since the Launch of the App Store
Introduces iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features & New Health App
Apple® today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store℠, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience, including iCloud® Photo Library, allowing you to enjoy your photos and videos more easily across your devices; new Messages features to easily share voice, video or photos with just a swipe; and an entirely new Health app that gives you a clear overview of your health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard; Family Sharing, the easiest way to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive™, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.
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Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs
Biggest Developer Release Ever Includes Extensibility Features, HealthKit, HomeKit & Swift
Apple® today released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs, giving developers the ability to create amazing new apps like never before. iOS 8 allows developers to further customize the user experience with major extensibility features like Notification Center widgets and third-party keyboards; and introduces robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit. iOS 8 also includes Metal, a new graphics technology that maximizes the performance of the A7 chip and Swift, a powerful new programming language.
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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite
News: Apple Announces OS X YosemiteIntroduces Refined New Design, Powerful Apps & Amazing New Continuity Features
Apple® today announced OS X® Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac® and iOS devices more fluid than ever. The new Today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know, all in one place; iCloud Drive™ is located within the Finder and can store files of any type; and Safari® has a new streamlined design that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. Mail makes editing and sending attachments easier than ever; Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Yosemite even gives you the ability to make iPhone® calls on your Mac.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Autodesk Introduces FBX Review for Mac OS X and iOS 7
Today Autodesk launched FBX Review for Apple Mac OS X and iOS 7. A free, standalone application that debuted last year for Windows, FBX Review offers professional artists and animators a powerful, lightweight toolset for conducting detailed and timely reviews of 3D assets via desktops or mobile devices.
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2G Digital Adds Julie Currin to Lead Business Development
News: 2G Digital Adds Julie Currin to Lead Business DevelopmentDigital supply chain specialist 2G Digital has hired veteran post production executive Julie Currin as Vice President of Business Development. Currin brings more than 15 years of experience in film and television post production, including senior sales and marketing posts with Deluxe, Prime Focus and Laser Pacific Media. In her new role, she will develop new markets for 2G Digital’s services and promote new lines of business.
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
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 the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
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Telestream Introduces Switch Multimedia Playback, Inspection, and Conversion Tool for Professionals
Public Beta program now available for Mac OS X
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a public beta program for Switch. Switch™ is a new multiformat media player for Mac OS X that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their multiformat media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream has developed for its professional transcoding tools, providing high quality, robust format support.
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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco
Developers Can Apply for WWDC Tickets Starting Today
Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
News: AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic GamesThe Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, held from March 7-16, marked AJA Video Systems' third collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide broadcast solutions for the international distribution of live and on-demand coverage of the games. IPC’s ParalympicSportTV team delivered 300 hours of HD content to audiences worldwide using eight AJA Ki Pro Rack recorders; an AJA KUMO 32x32 compact router with a KUMO Control Panel controlled through its webserver over LAN; an AJA FS2 dual-channel converter and frame synchronizer; and four AJA Hi5-3G Mini-Converters.
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Igor Martinovic, Director Of Photography For “House Of Cards”! Appears On The Go Creative Show
News: Igor Martinovic, Director Of Photography For “House Of Cards”! Appears On The Go Creative ShowIgor Martinovic, Director of Photography for the Netflix original series “House of Cards” and the Academy Award Winning documentary “Man on Wire” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss his career, behind the scenes stories his experiences shooting documentary, feature film, commercial and television.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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MediaHorse Places Music in Trailer Campaign for Upcoming Movie "Transcendence" Starring Johnny Depp, and Modern Cover of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" for New NBC TV Campaign Promoting "Believe"
News: MediaHorse Places Music in Trailer Campaign for Upcoming Movie "Transcendence" Starring Johnny Depp, and Modern Cover of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" for New NBC TV Campaign Promoting "Believe"MediaHorse, a Los Angeles-based music production, licensing and marketing firm, continues to make a vital impact within the film advertising and television promotion industries.
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Why We Ride Set For Global Release
News: Why We Ride Set For Global ReleaseWorldwide digital release announced for Bryan Carroll's directorial debut
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. The film is produced by Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker. Carroll also directed the film.
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APTN’s New Kids Sci Fi Animated Television series Guardians Evolution picked up for a second season currently in Pre-Production.
News: APTN’s New Kids Sci Fi Animated Television series Guardians Evolution picked up for a second season currently in Pre-Production.The new Guardians Evolution video game now available on the App Store.
Guardians Evolution, a stop motion animated half-hour action adventure series for kids, premiered on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Saturday, February 1st 2014 along with the launch of a new companion game and web site that take you inside the lush Guardians Evolution worldscape. The Guardians Evolution game is now available for free on the iTunes App Store.
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Unified Video Technologies Enhances uVOD Solution
Company to Introduce New uVOD Features at NATPE, Aligning with Organization’s Commitment to Bridging Traditional and Digital Media
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, will introduce Release 1.5 of its white-label uVOD video-on-demand (VOD) solution at NATPE Miami 2014, a leading international exhibition for the digital and linear communities (January 27-29, the Fontainebleau, Miami, Booth 602).
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Greg Green Films' "3 of a Kind" Available on Amazon Instant Video
Greg Green Films has learned that its Award Winning Film "3 of a Kind" is now available on Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is another digital platform on which Mr. Green's "3 of a Kind" can be watched by the public. The rental price for "3 of a Kind" on Amazon Instant Video is $2.99, which is $1.00 less than the current pricing on Google Play, YouTube Rentals and iTunes.
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Light Of Day Creates Fierce Visuals For Beyonce’s New Surprise Album
News: Light Of Day Creates Fierce Visuals For Beyonce’s New Surprise AlbumNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day pulls out all the visual stops for the launch of Beyonce’s surprise self-titled visual album, released on iTunes in the early hours of December 13th. The album includes 14 tracks and 17 videos, and features the likes of Jay Z, Drake and Blue Ivy. Light of Day contributed visual effects on both the “Grown Woman” and “Drunk in Love” videos, working closely with Good Company and Beyonce’s own Parkwood Entertainment. The wildly successful album is available exclusively on iTunes and has already shattered records, with over 800k downloads in the first three days, making it the platform’s fastest selling album to date.
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2G Digital Names Stephen Buchsbaum COO
News: 2G Digital Names Stephen Buchsbaum COOFormer Post Group President to lead growth effort for post facility specializing in file-based mastering and distribution.
Veteran post-production industry executive Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Burbank headquartered 2G Digital. Buchsbaum, whose background includes service as President of The Post Group, will oversee operations, direct sales and marketing, and lead strategic planning for the company, a specialist in digital mastering, content management and digital distribution for television and film. His immediate focus will be on broadening the company’s sales outreach and accelerating its on-going growth plans, which include both an expansion of its Burbank facility and the establishment of an outpost on the East Coast.
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All New Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow
News: All New Mac Pro Available Starting TomorrowApple® today announced the all-new Mac Pro® will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.
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ARRI Offers Lighting Resource with new Photometrics App
The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created for lighting and cinematography professionals this free application is now available in the iTunes store. Once downloaded, this valuable tool puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whenever you need it – whether on set or shooting in remote locations.
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Stephen Arnold Music’s ‘The Six Strings of Christmas’ -- Featuring Virtuoso Guitar Performances of Holiday Classics -- Again Benefits Little Kids Rock™
Reprise of Successful Release in 2012 That Helped Non-Profit Organization to Provide Free Instruments & Music Lessons to Disadvantaged Public Schools
Little Kids Rock™ really does rock. A national nonprofit organization that’s been going strong since 2002, it transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools — and in a repeat performance that everyone will appreciate, Stephen Arnold Music is once again releasing "The Six Strings of Christmas" for the holidays. An instant classic when it debuted in 2012, 100 percent of the proceeds will once again support Little Kids Rock.
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Sherpas Cinemas “Into the Mind” Brings World Tour to Los Angeles
News: Sherpas Cinemas “Into the Mind” Brings World Tour to Los AngelesLatest feature from Canadian filmmakers, repped in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, is also scheduled to screen in Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Vienna and other cities around the globe.
"Into the Mind," Sherpas Cinema’s new film about an anonymous skier’s attempt to climb and ski the ultimate mountain, will screen twice in the Los Angeles area next week as part of its current World Tour. Screenings of the film, which won the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) Award as Film-the-Year, are slated for November 8 at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles and November 13th at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo. The follow up to "All.I.Can," Sherpas Cinema’s acclaimed 2011 film, "Into the Mind" combines stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques in an epic adventure about risk, perseverance and the quest for achievement.
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Verve Records Taps Audionamix for Donna Summer Remix Album
News: Verve Records Taps Audionamix for Donna Summer Remix AlbumCompany’s Services Aid Talent’s New Recordings of Disco Classics
Verve Record’s "Love to Love You Donna" , a remix album of Donna Summer’s greatest hits, utilized Audionamix’s audio source separation technology to produce several songs on this recent release, which celebrates the beloved “Queen of Disco” and her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. Verve’s visionary A&R team called upon Audionamix to provide isolated vocals from mixed recordings. Produced by Randall Poster and Dahlia Ambach-Caplin, "Love to Love You Donna" is now available in stores and on iTunes.
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Luminair for iOS 2.5 update released with support for Philips Hue, new Timing FX
Synthe FX is pleased to announce Luminair 2.5 for iOS, the latest update to the wireless lighting control app named 2012 "Lighting Control Product of the Year" by Live Design Magazine. New in 2.5 is the ability to control Philips Hue lights right alongside professional DMX-controlled lighting on stages, in film and TV production, architectural lighting and anywhere else creative lighting is used.
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Behind the Scenes: BMW i3 Launches with World’s First Interactive 360 Film
News: Behind the Scenes: BMW i3 Launches with World’s First Interactive 360 FilmWCRS, as part of EngineDare, has teamed with Mustard Films and Tool to create the world’s first interactive 360° film for the launch of BMW’s first electric car, the BMW i3. The app has just been released for download worldwide.
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Testronic Announces Centralization of US Operations Burbank Facility Optimizes Efficiencies in Upgraded Location
Testronic will unveil a single, redesigned location in early November 2013, to centralize US operations and streamline customer services. The move is focused on increasing efficiencies and integrating infrastructure for the company, which is the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, software, and digital television. For the past seven years, Testronic has operated two facilities in Burbank, California. The company will now perform all of its testing and QA services from their high tech hub located at 111 North First Street, in Burbank.
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Indiecan Entertainment Acquires “Down River” By Director Ben Ratner
News: Indiecan Entertainment Acquires “Down River” By Director Ben RatnerIndiecan Entertainment has acquired the Canadian distribution rights for Ben Ratner’s feature "Down River."
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iOS 7 With Completely Redesigned User Interface & Great New Features Available September 18
News: iOS 7 With Completely Redesigned User Interface & Great New Features Available September 18Apple® today announced iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, will be available starting Wednesday, September 18 to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users as a free software update. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio℠, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®. In addition, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep technical and design integration with both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
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Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World
News: Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the WorldiPhone 5s Features 64-bit A7 chip, All-New 8 Megapixel iSight Camera with True Tone Flash & Introduces Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
Apple® today announced iPhone® 5s, the most forward-thinking iPhone yet, featuring an all-new A7 chip, making iPhone 5s the world’s first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance in the palm of your hand. iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including an all-new 8 megapixel iSight® camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID™, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and iTunes Radio℠.
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Music Production Library Endo Music Song “There Were Times” Heard In "Jobs" Film And Soundtrack
News: Music Production Library Endo Music Song “There Were Times” Heard In "Jobs" Film And SoundtrackSinger/Songwriter Freddy Monday’s 70s Pop Inspired Track Perfectly Captures Pivotal Scene In New Apple Founder Bio Pic Starring Ashton Kutcher
Endo Music, the diverse music production library known for its work in feature films, network television and advertising, has placed the song “There Were Times” in the new Steve Jobs bio pic "JOBS" starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad opening August 16, 2013.
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Vinten Vision blue5 Smoothes the Way for Otterness’s Lauren Santee Music Video
News: Vinten Vision blue5 Smoothes the Way for Otterness’s Lauren Santee Music Video
Shooting in northwest Chicago, within an old 1900s box warehouse for Lauren Santee’s music video, “Let Down”, provided some challenges for producer/director Kevin Otterness but also gave him the opportunity to tryout the Vinten Vision blue5. “From the original wood floors to the old-fashioned light fixtures, this location had everything we were looking for in terms of the overall look and feel for the video,” he says. “One of the challenges of this location was with the power for lighting so we brought in a generator. The other was getting into those old tight hallways and corners with the camera. Having the Vision blue5 on set helped get into those areas with ease!”
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Audionamix Contributes Sound Separation Services to Verve Remixed: The First Ladies from Verve Music Group
ADX Technology Driving Catalogue Revitalization in Music, Features, TV
Audionamix, the industry’s leading sound separation specialists and developers of the revolutionary ADX Technology, contributed audio isolation services to Verve Music Group for their latest release, "Verve Remixed: The First Ladies." The album, now available in stores and on iTunes, was produced by Dahlia Ambach Caplin and Todd Roberts.
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ADTEC Digital Launches iOS® Application For Remote Monitoring And Management Of Its Compression Platform
News: ADTEC Digital Launches iOS® Application For Remote Monitoring And Management Of Its Compression PlatformAdtec Multi-Viewer is the industry’s first mobile application for control of real-time video transmission
Adtec Digital, the global market leader in compression solutions, today announced the launch of their new iOS® Multi-Viewer mobile application, the first of its kind in the industry.
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New Book Release: Timeline: Digital Edition 1 by John Buck Now Available For Download in iTunes Store
From horse and buggies to hyperspace.
Enriched Books Ltd has released a digital version of the highly regarded, Timeline: A History of Editing written by film editor John Buck. Timeline Digital 1 is available immediately, and exclusively, in the Apple iTunes store.
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Cinedigm Powers Global Distribution Service With Aspera
The largest worldwide aggregator of independent digital content has deployed solutions from Aspera to achieve high-speed deliveries to its distribution partners
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Cinedigm, the leading entertainment distributor and largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide, is now using Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for digital content deliveries to all of its partner distribution platforms, as well as to pull in content from independent film producers and studios.
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A Common Thread Signs Keith Rivers for Music Videos
News: A Common Thread Signs Keith Rivers for Music VideosDirector Keith Rivers has signed with A Common Thread for exclusive representation in music videos. Rivers gained considerable notoriety last year when a commercial campaign he directed for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer ignited the singing career of soulful British singer Alex Clare, whose song Too Close was featured in the soundtrack. Rivers went on to direct an official music video for the song that has also become a viral hit.
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Apple Releases Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks With More Than 200 New Features
News: Apple Releases Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks With More Than 200 New FeaturesApple® today released a developer preview of OS X® Mavericks, the 10th major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings Maps and iBooks® to the Mac®, introduces Finder® Tags and Tabs, enhances multi-display support for power users, delivers new core technologies for breakthrough power efficiency and performance, and includes an all new version of Safari®. The preview release of OS X Mavericks is available to Mac Developer Program members starting today. Mac users will be able to download Mavericks from the Mac App Store℠ this fall.
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Apple Gives Sneak Peek Into the Future of the Pro Desktop
News: Apple Gives Sneak Peek Into the Future of the Pro DesktopApple® today showed a sneak peek into the future of the pro desktop with a first look at the next generation Mac Pro®. Designed around a revolutionary unified thermal core, the Mac Pro introduces a completely new pro desktop architecture and design that is optimized for performance inside and out. With next generation Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage, and ultra-fast ECC memory, the new 9.9-inch tall Mac Pro packs an amazing amount of power into an incredibly small package.
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Apple Unveils iOS 7
Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features
Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.
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Radio Stations Tailored to You Based on the Music You Listen to on iTunes
News: Radio Stations Tailored to You Based on the Music You Listen to on iTunesApple® today announced iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes® can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “first listen” premieres from top selling artists, Siri® integration, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click.
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Shenzhen Media Group and Shorts International, announced their groundbreaking deal to bring Chinese short movies to television audiences across the United States and Europe
Today, the Shenzhen Media Group and Shorts International, the parent company of ShortsHD and ShortsTV announced their groundbreaking deal to bring Chinese short movies to television audiences across the United States and Europe. This marks the first time in the history of Chinese filmmaking that award-winning Chinese short films will be available outside China.
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Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC Technology
News: Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC TechnologyAmberFin iCR Opens Doors to New Ways of Working at Leading Scandinavian Media Facility
Leading Scandinavian media facility, Oslo-based DVnor, has announced the successful completion of an infrastructure expansion project which sees it basing its digital file-based workflows on the AmberFin iCR software platform. Established in 2005 as a mastering facility to support the production of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray in the local Norwegian market, DVnor’s adoption of file-based workflows enables the media facility to efficiently create file-based masters. These masters are subsequently transcoded into a number of formats to service Scandinavian customers such as iTunes, Netflix and IPTV VOD service providers. On this project, AmberFin has worked closely with its regional channel partner, Danmon Norge.
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KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App Store
News: KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App StoreBella Corporation today announced that one of the latest additions to the KillerKeys family of products, KillerKeys VR, is now available through the Mac App Store.
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Roland Systems Group Releases iPad App and Software Update for M-300 V-Mixer
News: Roland Systems Group Releases iPad App and Software Update for M-300 V-MixerRoland Systems Group (RSG) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a dedicated iPad Control App and V1.5 software update for their popular M-300 V-Mixer console. The M-300 V-Mixer console is a core component of the V-Mixing System providing mixing, effects and external control of digital snake pre-amps, multi-channel recording, instant playback, rehearsal and the world’s finest Personal Mixing System for musicians.
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Big Block Design Group Partners With Fuel TV On Fan Cameo On-Air Promos
New App Allows Fans To “Say It. Send It. See It Live.”
Big Block Design Group (BBDG), a division of digital production studio Big Block, has created a series of on-air promos for FUEL TV’s newly launched Fan Cameo app. A groundbreaking app that allows viewers to submit their video reactions to things they see on the network, Fan Cameo represents a bold new way for fans to “Say It. Send It. See It Live.” on FUEL TV. The Fan Cameo promos began airing on March 11.
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UFC and Aspera Team Up For Sports Content Delivery
World’s leading mixed martial arts promoter relies on Aspera for content delivery workflows to further expand its brand internationally
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), the world’s leading promoter of mixed martial arts (MMA), has deployed Aspera’s high-speed transfer software to power its file-based content delivery workflows – for its internal teams during production of live events, for global distribution partners and for fans accessing content on the web or via their mobile devices from around the world.
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Kodak Introduces Mobile Aspect Ratio App for Filmmakers
A new Aspect Ratio app is now available as part of the KODAK Cinema Tools application. This suite of apps from Kodak can be downloaded for free from iTunes. The Aspect Ratio App lets filmmakers see how different aspect ratios affect a shot.
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Jollyfy Announces SXSW Mobile Video Theme-a-Thon Contest for Creative Designers
News: Jollyfy Announces SXSW Mobile Video Theme-a-Thon Contest for Creative Designers‘Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-A-Thon’ Contest to Award 32GB iPad Mini to Designer With Most Popular SXSW Video Theme for Jollyfy, the First iPhone and iPad App Enabling Users to Add Their Own Themes in Camera Viewfinder
Jollyfy today announced a creative designer contest, the ‘Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-a-Thon’ which challenges iPhone and iPad developers and designers to create the most popular video themes around the SXSW interactive/film/music festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas March 8-17. The Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-a-Thon provides interactive designers with a chance to gain global recognition during SXSW, and win a 32 GB iPad Mini. The Jollyfy theme which gets the most downloads and has the most videos created with it between the date of submission and March 20th will be declared the winner. Jollyfy will announce the winner on Monday, March 25, 2013.
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Aquafadas Makes Some Noise with New MotionComposer 1.6 Release
New update adds support for audio; optimized engine generates animations compatible with the latest generation of browsers using HTML5
Aquafadas announced today the availability of MotionComposer version 1.6. A visual-based authoring and effects tool, MotionComposer lets users easily create professional HTML5 and Flash-based animations and interactive content. “MotionComposer 1.6 gives everyone, not just developers, the unlimited ability to create web and eBook animations that can run on any device or browser – without writing a single line of code,” says Claudia Zimmer, CEO, Aquafadas. “Users of all skill levels are free to create engaging animated content for their websites, blogs, and self-published eBooks easily with MotionComposer. And the latest version opens up even more possibilities, now providing multiple export options and the ability to add in audio, making for even more interesting web content.”
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Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration Workflow
News: Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration WorkflowSoftware Powers Efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film
From riding the surf to diving to the ocean's depths in a submarine, Digital Vision's Phoenix Refine restoration software is helping to power the efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film. Currently, Phoenix is a crucial tool at High Hat Post in the restoration of a collection of vintage 16 mm surfing movies, as well as current productions. Periscope Film is using Phoenix to automate the restoration of the company's acquired military footage. Both High Hat Post and Periscope Film attribute the success of their workflows to the unmatched features that Phoenix offers, including its ability to automatically remove dirt, dust, scratches and grain.
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Testronic Announces Expansion of File-Based QC Lab
State-of-the-Art Lab Adds UltraViolet Interoperability Testing, Secure Management of Internet Access, and Downstream Deliverables
Testronic Labs, the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, consumer electronics, enterprise, and publishing, has completed a significant expansion to its award-winning File-Based QC Lab (the File-Based Lab), located in the company's First Street facility in Burbank, California. Building upon the existing secure infrastructure, the File-Based Lab has been upgraded to provide UltraViolet(tm) Interoperability Testing capabilities and related test automation services, including extended services and environments to support the evolving digital ecosystem from mastering to consumer distribution.
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Stephen Arnold Music Releases ‘The Six Strings of Christmas’ Album Benefiting Little Kids Rock Charity
Virtuoso Guitar Performances of Holiday Classics Help Non-Profit Organization Provide Free Instruments, Music Lessons to Disadvantaged Public Schools
Stephen Arnold Music, has found a meaningful way to give back in 2012: Record an unforgettable new spin on classic holiday songs, then release them as an album where 100% of the proceeds support the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock™.
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