Creative COW News Creative COW is home to the top-rated Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid, Discreet Combustion, Media 100 844x and Pinnacle Cinewave user forums support communities. Dedicated to media professionals, the Cow offers "More Signal, Less Noise." en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT PHP Script The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx (LONDON--March 3, 2015) The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Groups Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:08:01 GMT Rob Petrie joins MPC NY as CG Creative Director (March 3, 2015) MPC NY bolsters its award-winning 3D team with the latest addition of Rob Petrie as CG creative director. A VFX veteran, Rob brings with him over thirteen years of top-notch experience in the advertising industry. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:07:01 GMT 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name (Palm Springs, CA--March 2, 2015) The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the events history. This years Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gat Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:58:01 GMT PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in April (Los Angeles, California--March 2, 2015) Shotgun Software, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, announced today a new pricing model and the upcoming inclusion of RV within the Shotgun toolset. The price of Shotgun is n Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:58:01 GMT Allegorithmic Goes Rent-to-Own with Substance Live (San Francisco, CA--March 2, 2015) Today, Allegorithmic solves the subscription or buy debate by offering a better way rent-to-own. With Substance Live, users can now get the complete Substance toolset for 19.90month with no feature limitation. Each payment goes towards a full license and the plan c Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:55:02 GMT Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB Show (Phoenix, AZ--March 2, 2015) At the 2015 NAB Show in April, Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will expand its PHB-3G Series of high-brightness portable LCD monitors with a new 7-inch model. Designed for a wide range of broadc Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:51:01 GMT Volvo Ocean Race Standardises On Cobham (Whiteley, UK--March 2, 2015) The Volvo Ocean Race is a testament to the skill and endurance of the crews battling the sea and the elements in a trial of seamanship and boat design. It also illustrates the crucial part communications play in modern sailing. Cobham has a major role in the Volvo Ocean Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:49:01 GMT Quantel and Snell NAB 2015 Preview (Newbury, UK--March 2, 2015) Quantel and Snell will be out in force at NAB 2015 on a brand new stand in the South Hall - SL2009. Together were squaring up to deliver the answers for three key customer issues Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:48:01 GMT Autodesk to Preview Game Engine @ GDC 2015 (San Francisco, CA--March 2, 2015) Rounding out its collection of game development tools, Autodesk, Inc. is previewing its new Stingray Game Engine this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company is also launching Autodesk Maya LT 2016, the latest release of its 3D animatio Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:47:01 GMT Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series (Bury St. Edmunds, UK--March 2, 2015) AntonBauer 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. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:46:01 GMT Adder Technology to Demonstrate Newest Line-Up of High Performance KVM Solutions at NAB 2015 (Cambridge, UK--March 2, 2015) Adder Technology, the high performance KVM specialist, will be demonstrating the latest additions to its IP-based solutions range at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-16 at booth SL8320. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:45:02 GMT Technicolor Montreal goes further with Baselight (London, UK--March 2, 2015) Technicolor, a world leader in production and post-production services, blends innovative technologies with award-winning colourists at its global post facilities, each bringing their own unique approach to the creative process. In support of its commitment to cutting-edg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:42:01 GMT Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFX (March 2, 2015) Nice Shoes Creative Studio helped filmmaker Robert Rugan and producer Molly Mayeux, bring Rugans short film Danny and the Wild Bunch to life with a collaboration with the studios lead compositor Adrian Winter and colorist Sal Malfitano. The film stars Rob Tepper as Danny and Nora Zeh Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:39:01 GMT Lucky Post's Sai Selvarajan Shapes "Hands" & "Dance" For Gold Bond via Agency 31,000 FT (March 2, 2015) Hands and feet are the industrious and artful starring characters in the new campaign for Gold Bond edited by Lucky Posts Sai Selvarajan for agency 31,000 FT. Shot with loving attention to detail by Theresa Wingert, the spots feature interwoven vignettes that present the impassioned Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:38:01 GMT Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design (Fremont, California--March 2, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 ME Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is usin Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:37:02 GMT DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3 (Paris, France--March 2, 2015) Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording com Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:35:02 GMT Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub (Fremont, California--March 2, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagics ATEM 2 ME Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 ME Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organizations broadcast systems in Studio D. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:32:01 GMT Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency i (Nevada City, California--March 2, 2015) Telestream, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Irelands national broadcaster, RT. Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system r Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:20:01 GMT BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week (Los Angeles, California--February 28, 2015) As Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:47:01 GMT NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling (White Plains, NY--February 27, 2015) 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 Shows Technology Summit on Cinema ( Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:52:02 GMT Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015 (Los Angeles, California--February 27, 2015) Band Pro Film amp Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmakers Forum at this years NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:49:01 GMT Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (Fremont, CA--February 26, 2015) The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches amp Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury w Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:44:02 GMT Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids (Emeryville, California--February 26, 2015) Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The shor Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:43:01 GMT Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to Amazon (Los Angeles, CA--February 26, 2015) Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott and based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II, but in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel dir Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:42:01 GMT 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Graded on DaVinci Resolve at Goldcrest Post London (Fremont, California--February 25, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Matthew Vaughans big screen adaptation The Secret Service was finished on DaVinci Resolve by Goldcrest Post colorist Rob Pizzey. Set in the world of British super spies, it stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:21:01 GMT Committee Films Calls On SPLICE® Creative Team For New ABC Docudrama Series "In An Instant" (Minneapolis, Minnesota--February 25, 2015) For its newest television series, In An Instant, a two-hour, docudrama premiering on ABC on March 6th, COMMITTEE FILMS takes on breathtaking stories of the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. COMMITTEE called on long-time po Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:20:00 GMT Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters (Sunnyvale, California--February 25, 2015) Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art amp Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs dep Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:19:01 GMT Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For "Last Shot" Immersive Experience at "All Star Weekend" (Santa Monica, California--February 25, 2015) Jordan Brand teamed with Creative Shop Stardust and Innovation Agency AKQA, to create The Last Shot, an Immersive Experience which marked one of the pinnacle events at this past months All Star Weekend in New York City. The creative team at Stardust coll Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:18:01 GMT Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California--February 25, 2015) Cartoni, the world leader is camera support, marks its 80th anniversary this year and its celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its 80 Years 80 Rebate Program. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:17:01 GMT High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward (February 25, 2015) The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:01:01 GMT Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This Saturday (North Hollywood, California--February 25, 2015) Gene Allen Among Artists Showcased at Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:00:01 GMT phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure (Newbury, UK--February 25, 2015) German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germanys popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV stat Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:56:01 GMT Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards (London, UK--February 25, 2015) Codex congratulates Emmanuel Chivo Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritus Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtu Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:05:02 GMT Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS (WHITE PLAINS, New York--February 25, 2015) 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 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:54:01 GMT Avid Customers Make a Clean Sweep at the 87th Academy Awards® (Burlington, Massachusetts--February 24, 2015) Avid (NasdaqAVID) today congratulated its customers for their outstanding achievements at the 87th Academy Awards, the worlds most prestigious film industry awards. Every winner and nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixi Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:40:55 GMT Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Se (Sunnyvale, California--February 24, 2015) Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art amp Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs dep Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:32:01 GMT Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive Appliances (February 24, 2015) ProMAX, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE editing workstations, and network archive appliances, is announcing new ProMAX archive products with a customer upgrade trade-in promotion, and is presenting hands-on demonstrations of the new Platform Po Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:00:01 GMT UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity (Burbank, California--February 24, 2015) The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structur Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:57:01 GMT Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series family (Munich--February 24, 2015) ARRI is proud to announce the L10, the newest edition to its L-Series family of LED Fresnels, which also includes the portable L5 and mid-range L7. The introduction of the L10 fulfills ARRIs mission to provide a full line of high-performance LED Fresnels to the film, broa Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:49:02 GMT Simian Unveils Simian NOW! (Laguna Nigel, California--February 24, 2015) Simian, the industry leader in creative workflow and evolutionary media management solutions, today announces the release of Simian NOW, a new app that allows Simian users to download reels and other media assets to their iPhone or iPad for playback offl Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:39:01 GMT Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development (London, UK--February 24, 2015) Codex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast indust Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:38:01 GMT OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell (Corvallis, Oregon--February 24, 2015) For the recent launch of its new Capra hiking boot, outdoor apparel brand Merrell aimed to make a splash with its adventure-loving customers by transporting them to a mountaintop using virtual reality (VR) technology. Merrell and its advertising agency, Hill Ho Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:33:02 GMT Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial Cinematography (Van Nuys, California--February 24, 2015) Pictorvision, leading aerial cinematography specialists for both manned and unmanned operation, announces that in collaboration with the Digital Cinema Society it will host a seminar on the exploration of the world of professional aerial cinematography. The Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:16:01 GMT 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood Museum (February 24, 2015) The Hollywood Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world, today announced that the miniature model from the Oscar-winning Grand Budapest Hotelis on exclusive display in the museums Celebration of Entertainment Awards Exhibit. Visitors Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:15:01 GMT News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seats (London, UK--February 24, 2015) 3sixtymedia, which provides post-production, creative services and studio crewing for broadcast productions in the north of England, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system with Blackboard control panel. To integrate grading into the entire post workflow even Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:21:01 GMT Where Are They Now – The View From 35 Years In The Future (New York, New York--February 24, 2015) The AICP today launched a series of short films to promote the Call for Entries to the 2015 AICP Awards the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The campaign, under the banner Craft Your Legacy, is viewable at, and promotes the fact the a Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:19:01 GMT "Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (Fremont, California--February 24, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced the new television mini series Gallipoli used Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K cameras to capture a variety of scenes and shots throughout the show. This included using the URSA to capture the shows stun Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:17:01 GMT Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINI (London, UK--February 24, 2015) Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for an exciting new addition to the ALEXA family the ALEXA Mini. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:16:02 GMT London's Coach House Studios invests in Pablo Rio (Newbury, UK--February 24, 2015) Coach House Studios, based at Londons Twickenham Studios, has purchased a turnkey Pablo Rio 4KO high quality color and finishing system to complete 4K post production on features, long-form dramas and documentaries. Coach House Studios offers HD to 4K picture post ed Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:15:01 GMT ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINI (Munich--February 23, 2015) ARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for special Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:46:01 GMT