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Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC and Gaffer Michael Ambrose chose Creamsource for 8th installment in Universal franchise after multi-manufacturer shoot-out
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, had a supporting role in the production of the eighth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise — The Fate of the Furious — with its Creamsource Doppio+ and Creamsource Mini+ for facial key lights and Creamsource Sky for sky light and one of the film’s most spectacular visual effects. The Creamsource Mini+ is a smaller version of the standard Creamsource Doppio+.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Versatile new Z-HD5500 1080p camera will make its InfoComm debut, while in-depth discussions will explore evolving HDR technologies in A/V workflows
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) is coming to InfoComm 2017 with a selection of new and established camera solutions designed for high-quality video acquisition across a wide range of audio-visual environments. Hitachi Kokusai will co-exhibit with the Digital Media Division of Hitachi America, Ltd. in booth 3429 at the event, which will take place June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.
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Zylight Shows New Pro-Palette Wall Washer, Pro-Zoom Ellipsoidals at InfoComm
Zylight Shows New Pro-Palette Wall Washer, Pro-Zoom Ellipsoidals at InfoCommZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate its lighting solutions for live events, corporate spaces, and production studios at InfoComm 2017 (Booth 2570), which runs June 14-16 in Orlando, Fla. New products include the Pro-Zoom line of LED zoom ellipsoidal lights and Pro-Palette LED asymmetric wall washer. Plus, Zylight will showcase lighting and power solutions from a select group of manufacturers it distributes across North and South America, including Aladdin, FXLION, NanGuang, and Rayzr 7.
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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorders to Produce Top-Rated Automotive Programs
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
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Kino Flo Debuts New Celeb Studio Line
Kino Flo Debuts New Celeb Studio LineKino Flo Lighting Systems has suped up it's Celeb LED studio line of luminaires with an advanced True Match® white light color management system and the company's user-friendly 360-degree color and RGB color control features.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Versatile, high-performance and cost-effective cameras, accessories and control systems ideal for the evolving requirements of dynamic market
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its extensive range of high-quality, cost-effective acquisition solutions for sports venues and mobile production providers at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, where the company will exhibit in booth C4309.
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CueScript Presents U.S Debut of Innovative New Prompting Soultion for PTZ Cameras
CueScript Presents U.S Debut of Innovative New Prompting Soultion for PTZ Cameras
Also demonstrates industry’s only complete IP-based prompting system
NAB 2017, Booth C10618 CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions,will present the US debut of a unique, patent-pending mounting solution that removes the operational limitations of using a PTZ camera with a prompter. In addition, the company will demonstrate the industry’s only complete IP-based prompting system, offering the ability to prompt from anywhere with a network connection.
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Zylight Introduces Pro-Cyc Color 350-Watt Cyclorama Light
Zylight Introduces  Pro-Cyc Color 350-Watt Cyclorama LightZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is debuting its Pro-Cyc Color asymmetric wall washer later this month at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C7947). Designed for TV studios and theatres, the 350-watt Pro-Cyc Color produces a soft, even field with enough output to cover 25-foot cyc walls. It shines pure white for a clean chromakey wash, and features Zylight’s Color Mode to produce millions of colors without gels or filters.
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Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)
Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)Shortly after its founding year, Kino Flo introduced the Wall-O-Lite, the motion picture industry's leading BFL (big fluorescent light) for two decades. Now, 30 years later, Kino Flo Lighting Systems celebrates its anniversary with the new Celeb LED 850, a wall of light for the 21st century.
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Zylight Adds Rayzr 7 to Expanding Distribution Network of Pro Lighting Manufacturers
Zylight Adds Rayzr 7 to Expanding Distribution Network of Pro Lighting ManufacturersZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it is the distributor of Rayzr 7 – the new series of seven-inch LED Fresnels. Rayzr 7 is the latest in a select group of broadcast, film, and stage lighting manufacturers that Zylight distributes across North and South America. Zylight will showcase its entire product line, as well as products it distributes from other companies, next month at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C7947) in Las Vegas, Nev.
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BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
New PD2710QC 27" QHD IPS LED Display Features 100% sRGB As Well As Advanced Darkroom, CAD/CAM and Animation Modes
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, has launched a new 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering an impressive range of features that help creative professionals craft exceptional detail in stunning color. The new PD2710QC is the world's first design monitor to include a USB-C™ Docking Station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all through the convenience of a single cable.
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Canon Announces New PowerShot SX Digital Camera and EF-S Macro Lens
Canon Announces New PowerShot SX Digital Camera and EF-S Macro Lens
New Compact and Lightweight EF-S Macro Lens Opens Up a World of Photographic Possibilities and Helps Capture Close Subjects with Incredible Detail
Compact and lightweight, the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is the widest-angle Macro offering in Canon’s popular EF-S lens series. The new lens is designed to help both entry-level and advanced amateur DSLR photographers discover the incredible possibilities of macro photography. Capable of capturing close-up subjects with incredible detail, Canon’s new EF-S macro lens is also the first in the series to feature built-in Macro Lites that allow users to control lighting with ease.
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Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 604, Compact Fresnel Light with Smart Control
Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 604, Compact Fresnel Light with Smart Control
Also new, “SmartSync Connectivity,” connect multiple Practilites via DMX.
At NAB 2017, Kinotehnik, Northern European manufacturer of innovative cinematography and lighting accessories, will introduce Practilite 604, the latest addition to its popular line of “smart” Fresnel lights.
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Chauvet Acquires ChamSys
Chauvet Acquires ChamSysChauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.
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Adorama Showcases Broadcast’s Best Gear, Launches B-to-B Sales Division at NAB 2017
Adorama Showcases Broadcast’s Best Gear, Launches B-to-B Sales Division at NAB 2017
See the full gamut of broadcast production gear from top manufacturers plus hands-on demo of multi-camera production workflows at Adorama NAB booth; Adorama consultative business sales services; double the stakes for daily show floor giveaways
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be showcasing its offering of professional broadcast and production equipment at the 2017 NAB Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24-27.
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ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
Mark Mann shoots Academy Award® winners with Anova Pro
Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann has once again used the Rotolight Anova PRO as his light of choice, in a recent photo shoot with two of this year’s Oscar® winners. Mann shot Emma Stone (BAFTA award-winning actress known for Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Amazing Spiderman, and now Best Actress winner for La La Land) and Casey Affleck (producer, director, writer and Best Actor award winner for Manchester By The Sea) using the Anova PRO, an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight.
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Zylight Demonstrates Specialty, Stage LED Lighting Options at USITT 2017
Zylight Demonstrates Specialty, Stage LED Lighting Options at USITT 2017Zylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase several of its stage and specialty lighting products during the USITT 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo, which runs March 8-11 in St. Louis. Co-located in the USHIO booth (#1911), Zylight will demonstrate its F8-200 LED Fresnel and F8-B LED UV Fresnel, as well as a variety of LDDE Nano*Pix LED soft lights and LedCyc modular LED backlight systems.
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Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry Frith
Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry FrithLast October, DP Harry Frith was literally trying to shoot interview footage outside in the middle of a monsoon. He was on location in Belize for an episode of a popular HGTV real estate series, which usually shoots outside and relies on natural light and silks for diffusion. With bad weather on the horizon, the production was forced to move under shelters. Normally, the lack of lighting gear would have been a serious problem. For this episode, however, Frith had packed two new lights, the flexible LED panel.
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BenQ's Dynamic Photo and Video Editing Monitor Offers Professionals Consistently Accurate Color
Comes Complete With 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709 and a 96% DCI-P3 Color Gamut with IPS Technology
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the launch of an exciting new 27-inch monitor that meets the demanding needs of photographers that edit both stills and video. Uncompromising color performance and powerful calibration tools make the PV270 the ideal monitor for professionals that require reliable color throughout their workflow.
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DoPchoice® Versatile Snapbag Medium Works on Many Softlights
DoPchoice® Versatile Snapbag Medium Works on Many SoftlightsDoPchoice announces the most versatile softbox ever, the Snapbag® Medium. When combined with the Rabbit-Ears mounting system, a single Snapbag Medium can be quickly mounted directly on a variety of popular LED soft lights.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
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Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
New model incorporates latest HITACHI CMOS imaging technology to deliver superior performance in challenging LED lighting environments
Continuing its tradition of providing outstanding video acquisition quality across a diverse array of production environments, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera.
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Rotolight Anova Pro is LED light of choice for award-winning DoP
Roy Wagner lights new film exclusively with Rotolight Anova PRO
Award-winning director of photography Roy H Wagner ASC has chosen the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light as the exclusive light source for his new film, Trouble Sleeping. Best known for his work on Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning TV shows such as Ray Donovan and House, long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Wagner has an extensive career in the film industry going back almost 50 years.
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DP Greig Fraser Relies on Outsight Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
DP Greig Fraser Relies on Outsight Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Multiple award-winning cinematographer also owns his own Creamsource kit for complete lighting control on other projects
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, the cinematographer of films including Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Mary Magdalene(currently in post-production), and numerous commercials, relied on the Creamsource Sky, a water resistant five colour 1200W LED light system from Outsight, for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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From Montreal to Dubai: FLOAT4 creates one of the largest immersive experiences in the world
From Montreal to Dubai: FLOAT4 creates one of the largest immersive experiences in the world
All-new multimedia show merges LED, video mapping, water-screen projection, digital canopy and sound experience.
FLOAT4 kicks off 2017 in Dubai with an all-new multimedia show that merges LED, video mapping, water-screen projection, digital canopy and sound experience. Meraas City Walk, a new outdoor retail shopping concept has now come to life thanks to over 100,000,000 pixels of digital content, spread over 30 exhibition areas, making it the largest digital deployment in the world integrated into a luxurious retail destination. Created by FLOAT4, a multidisciplinary studio based in Montreal and New York, this launch represents an unprecedented experience and strengthens Dubai's position as a tourist destination. The development aims to bring a new dimension to the standard retail center found in Dubai by placing importance on the outdoor pedestrian experience.
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Photon Beard provides soft-focus on LED at NAB Show 2017
Photon Beard provides soft-focus on LED at NAB Show 2017At the upcoming NAB Show 2017, in Booth C7649, Photon Beard, a leading specialist manufacturer of lighting equipment, will feature its Highlight LED range. Highlight LEDs feature outstanding color rendering and television lighting consistency indexes (CRI and TLCI) through the ingenious application of remote phosphor technology. And because Highlight LEDs have no moving parts (they are passively cooled), they are completely silent in operation. Combined with very high efficiency and a five year warranty on the whole fixture, this gives much lower and predictable operating costs.
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PRL Lighting Launches with Introduction of LUSTRA 50 High-Performance LED
PRL Lighting Launches with Introduction of LUSTRA 50 High-Performance LED
Portable High-Output LED Makes Continuous Lighting a Reality
PRL Lighting, provider of premium LED lighting for professional and amateur photographers and videographers, has unveiled its new product line. Founded by industry leaders Rudy Pohlert and Pat Ralston, PRL's first offering is the LUSTRA 50™ high performance LED panel fixture. The LUSTRA 50 provides high-intensity output for continuous, full-spectrum lighting in a variety of situations.
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Adidas Y-3 Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign Film Invokes a Digital Escape in a Dystopian World
Adidas Y-3 Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign Film Invokes a Digital Escape in a Dystopian WorldSonic Union mix engineer Brian Goodheart and sound designer Owen Shearer unite with director Robert Broadhurst to bring the futuristic aesthetic of the Adidas Y-3 Spring/Summer 2017 collection to life in a surreal new campaign film from Blackrose NYC. Written and directed by Broadhurst, the story unfolds in a sleek, dystopian universe as two protagonists face off against an oppressive surveillance regime. The artist Son Lux provides an eerie, dreamlike score that amplifies the artful mosaic of stylized, impressionistic scenes that showcase the brand’s futuristic sportswear, footwear and signature color palette.
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Zylight Announces ‘Winter White’ Sale on LED Fresnels, Soft Lights with White Finishes
Zylight Announces ‘Winter White’ Sale on LED Fresnels, Soft Lights with White FinishesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced its Winter White Sale, which offers reduced prices on versions of its F8-100 LED Fresnel and IS3c large panel light in white finishes through Feb. 28, 2017. Designed for special architectural and staging applications, the lights blend into light ceilings better than black fixtures, or can be used to stand out from dark surroundings.
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Storm Electronic Music Festival: Qi Flow meets EDM Lighting
Storm Electronic Music Festival: Qi Flow meets EDM LightingWith an early career in lighting design combined with a Masters in ancient Chinese medicine, Daniel Richardson, Lighting Designer, Programmer and Operator, credits wysiwyg from CAST Software as an essential tool for designing and programming for the spectacular set of Storm, Now or Never and EDM other festivals in China. Originally from Australia, he is now in London operating tours and designing projects globally.
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Zylight Distributes NanGuang and FXLION Products, Partners with Chimera for ‘Active Diffusion’
Zylight Distributes NanGuang and FXLION Products, Partners with Chimera for ‘Active Diffusion’Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, has partnered with Chimera Lighting to manufacture and distribute Active Diffusion, Zylight’s patented electronic diffusion technology. Zylight will also distribute NanGuang’s compact LED Fresnels and soft panel lights, as well as FXLION’s battery and charger product lines throughout North and South America. The company announced its new partnership and distribution deals during its Holiday Open House earlier this month in Los Angeles.
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Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Along with the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, a large number of other Blackmagic Design products were used, including four Teranex Expresses and 24 Teranex Minis used throughout each venue to convert various camera signals.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Illinois production company Upstaging Inc. built a complete IMAG and AV production using the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and a large number of other Blackmagic Design products during this year’s sold out Weezer and Panic! At the Disco summer concert tour.
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Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema cameras
Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema camerasStar is a new Fox TV music drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire, Precious). Exposing the cut-throat music industry, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the road to stardom. The series features Jude Demorest as the title character, Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz. The series’ pilot was shot by cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) on VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
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AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”
AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”Built in 1911, Toronto’s sprawling Casa Loma is rumored to be haunted, making it the perfect setting for the haunted house experience “Legends of Horror.” The promenade theatre featured dressed sets augmented by fog, sound effects and animatronics, bringing the venue alive for this year’s Halloween celebration; more than 70 actors representing iconic horror characters like Dracula and Frankenstein and 3D and laser projections took the experience to a whole new level.
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Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED Fresnels
Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED FresnelsTo bring back the era of “Old Hollywood” for a recent Badgley Mischka bridal photo shoot, photographer Catherine Asanov set the mood in the historic Roxie Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with a cockatoo, a model, and a swing. To begin the day, Asanov and her crew rigged the swing above the area that once held rows of audience seats. Once the shot was complete, the swing was removed and other setups were staged throughout the venue.
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Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Announcing new Camera prep facilities and complete production solutions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
To support the diversification of productions shot throughout the US, VER has invested in state-of-the-art camera prep facilities and increased services across the country. VER’s signature Cineverse® service remains at the core of each facility, providing expert camera prep staff, lens technicians, camera engineers — and 24/7 technical support.
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IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference
IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business ConferenceIABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference Outstanding winners raise the bar yet again for future contenders IABM today announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference which took place in London on 1st and 2nd December 2016. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in four key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry which IABM regards as key to its ongoing health and success. A fifth award – Honorary Membership of IABM - is made to an individual who has played a major role in the development of the industry and contributed to the advancement of IABM over the course of their career.
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Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
More unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
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Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday Rebates
Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday RebatesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host an open house on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the company’s offices at 10718 McCune Ave. in Los Angeles. The company also announced its 2016 Holiday Rebate Program, which offers up to $200 to U.S. and Canadian customers on select products purchased online or through authorized dealers through Dec. 31.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Zylight Offers Professional LED Lighting Options at NAB Show New York
Zylight Offers Professional LED Lighting Options at NAB Show New YorkZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase a variety of professional LED lighting instruments for broadcast, film, and stage production at the NAB Show New York, which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center. Co-exhibiting with distribution partner USHIO in Booth 325, Zylight will demonstrate its own lights as well as options from Aladdin and LDDE, which the company distributes exclusively throughout North and South America.
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Litepanels Announces 48-Hour Astra E Flash Sale
Litepanels Announces 48-Hour Astra E Flash Sale
Special Pre-Holiday sale will run November 9th – 10th or while supplies last
Litepanels, a premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast, film, and production industries and a Vitec Group brand, is excited to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale for the celebrated Astra E Daylight LED panels. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 30% discount on Litepanels Astra E Daylight LED panels beginning November 9th and ending November 10th, or while supplies last.
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Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland, True Blood and many classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State, joins us to talk all about it all.
The Go Creative Show, dedicated to inspiring creative professionals working in the video, film, TV and music industries, invites you to join host, Ben Consoli and his special guest, David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland and True Blood. David has also shot many of the classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State and he’s here to talk all about it all. His love of realism has defined a generation of film making and he continues to execute it flawlessly with his work on Homeland. David talks with us about all his gear and lighting choices, shooting hand-held effectively and how the best film education is to simply shoot something.
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Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux Exhibiting Latest Tools
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, will showcase many of its newest offerings, including the Millennium DXL 8K Camera and T Series anamorphic lenses at the 2016 edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 12-19 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Panavision is also presenting two workshops, and exhibiting alongside subsidiaries Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux.
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LDI News: Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 600 LED Fresnel Light
LDI News: Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 600 LED Fresnel Light
Compact instrument is the pinnacle of lightning efficiency.
Kinotehnik, the Northern European manufacturer of photo and video accessories, introduces a new member of its Practilite™ range of smart Fresnel lights: the Practilite 600. Practilite 600 is a mighty little sibling of the increasingly popular bi-color, focusable Practilite 602 LED light. Owing to its fixed 75-degree beam angle, the new light comes in a reduced size—and at a reduced price. Yet, Practilite 600 delivers 20% more output* than Practilite 602 in flood mode.
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LDI 2016: Zylight Named Distributor for LDDE Theatrical, Specialty Lighting
LDI 2016: Zylight Named Distributor for LDDE Theatrical, Specialty Lighting
Visit Zylight at Booth 2329 with distribution partner USHIO during LDI 2016
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it is the exclusive distributor of the LDDE line of theatrical and specialty lighting in North and South America. Manufactured in Austria and known for high output and pinpoint control, LDDE lighting instruments are used extensively throughout Europe’s leading theaters and opera houses. Co-exhibiting with distribution partner USHIO, Zylight will showcase the LDDE product line during Live Design International 2016 (Booth 2329), which runs Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Visit Zylight at LDI in Booth #2329 in the LVCC
Visit Zylight at LDI in Booth #2329 in the LVCCZylight, known as the industry’s leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting for film and video production, was earlier this year named the exclusive distributor of the innovative Aladdin professional LED lighting product line throughout the Americas -- and at LDI 2016, we are happy to welcome LDDE to the Zylight family when we co-exhibit with distribution partner USHIO at Booth #2329 in the LVCC.
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FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium
Seminole Productions, the video production unit of Florida State University’s College of Communication and FSU Athletics partner, recently invested in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards that are installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium.
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Zylight Brings LED Innovation to PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 147), Oct. 20-22 at Javits Center
Zylight Brings LED Innovation to PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 147), Oct. 20-22 at Javits Center
Zylight will demonstrate a variety of professional LED lighting instruments
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate a variety of professional LED lighting instruments at the PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 147), which runs Oct. 20-22 at the Javits Center in New York City.
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Rotolight Anova: the exclusive light of choice for London’s first 4K television studio
Rotolight Anova: the exclusive light of choice for London’s first 4K television studio
Over 50 LED lighting systems deployed at Celebro Media Studios
Rotolight, the award-winning British LED manufacturer, has been chosen as the exclusive LED lighting supplier to Celebro Media Studios, the UK’s first 4K television studio. Established just over two years ago in London’s West End, Celebro Media Studios is specifically designed for live television applications. The studios are used by several global broadcasters, including the BBC, MTV, and TRT World, the Turkish state broadcaster.
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Polaroid Introduces Handheld LED Light Wand for Photographers and Videographers
New travel light wand features all the high-powered LED capabilities of its LED sibling, the Polaroid brightsaber pro, in an even more compact and lightweight form factor
Available today, the new Polaroid brightsaber travel light wand for photographers and videographers features 98 high-powered LEDs with an output of 1500 lumens and color range from 3200k to 5500k to capture the perfect shot on-the-go or in the studio. Weighing under two pounds, the new brightsaber offers 10 power settings and four color filters to give photographers and videographers maximum control and creativity when lighting their handheld shoots. The detachable wand handle allows users to break the wand down into an ultra-compact size for easy transport.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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ARRI SkyPanel Range Grows: Double-length S120-C LED Soft Lights, Plus New Handheld Remote and Firmware Updates
ARRI SkyPanel Range Grows: Double-length S120-C LED Soft Lights, Plus New Handheld Remote and Firmware Updates
ARRI expands its range of SkyPanel LED soft lights with the new S120-C, the biggest member of the SkyPanel family.
The highly acclaimed ARRI SkyPanel series of LED soft lights is growing, with the new SkyPanel S120-C joining the S60 and S30 family of products. The S120 is twice as long as the S60, but weighs nearly the same. Its larger light aperture makes a great soft light even better. Retaining the same features and color tuneability as its smaller counterparts, the S120 consumes less than 400 watts, yet it is slightly brighter than the S60-C and has an outstanding efficacy of 90 lumens per watt.
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Litepanels Expands Their Line-Up With The Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit
Litepanels Expands Their Line-Up With The Lykos Bi-Color Flight KitLitepanels, a premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast, film, and production industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is excited to introduce the Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit – an all-in-one solution perfect for any traveling cinematographer, video producer, or lighting professional.
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Polaroid Expands LED Lighting Accessories Options for Photographers
Polaroid Expands LED Lighting Accessories Options for PhotographersExpanding its power LED lighting options for photographers, Polaroid has added the ultra-compact and lightweight Polaroid LED photo studio color box lightto its lineup. Ideal for on-the-go photographers, the turnkey lighting solution features an LCD display and infrared remote control with attachable handgrip and quiet buttons to accommodate any photography scenario. The Polaroid LED photo studio color box light connects to other photo boxes and tripods for maximum setup convenience.
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FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music Awards
FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music Awards
The sheer size and variety of live locations at the 2016 VMAs puts this cutting-edge wireless intercom system to the ultimate test
Firehouse Productions, the New York/Las Vegas Audio and Communications vendor, has for the first time selected Clear-Com® FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom to connect the live production crew during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which aired live from Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The VMAs featured performances, interviews, red carpet coverage and extensive social media exposure with A-list music industry stars. Despite the massive viewership of the VMAs, expansive zones of coverage and numerous 2.4GHz devices in use simultaneously, Firehouse Productions was confident that FreeSpeak II would cover the entire MSG venue thanks to 20 integrated Transceiver Antennas and 25 wireless beltpacks.
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'Ghostbusters' VFX Breakdown Reel
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
The Iloura team completed 500 shots, led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting Options
IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting OptionsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate several of its LED lighting products, including its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light, “Flat Fresnel” F8-100 and F8-200 models, and Newz on-camera light, during IBC 2016 (Stand 12.D46), which runs Sept. 8-12 at the RAI Amsterdam. For the first time at IBC, the company will also demonstrate its new ZyLink Bridge, which works with the free ZyLink App to allow precise lighting adjustments for multiple Zylights through an iPhone or iPad without a router or network configurations.
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Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K
Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film "Independence Day: Resurgence." After "Independence Day" redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter, "Independence Day: Resurgence" delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
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Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church
Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church
Exceptional image fidelity, feature-richness and ease of use enhance on-campus, multi-site and online video initiatives as church expands
For Water of Life Community Church, video has long been an essential component in bringing its message to local congregants and followers around the world. When the non-denominational church recently expanded with a new facility and state-of-the-art technical equipment, they chose Z‑HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the high-quality image acquisition they wanted to underpin their video initiatives.
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Digital Sputnik Expands Product Range And Introduces New Accessories
Digital Sputnik Expands Product Range And Introduces New AccessoriesIntroducing DS 1 - a battery powered single light module for mobile applications
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Brickyard VFX Goes Off The Charts for Volkswagen Tiguan
Boutique VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by Deutsch LA to build a fully CG environment for the new Volkswagen spot “Graph.” The spot puts the new Tiguan inside a line graph, with the line acting as a road. Dynamic animations change the road’s path and characteristics to correspond with the voiceover.
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Rotolight boldly goes - Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with Anova
Rotolight boldly goes - Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with AnovaLeading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann recently relied on the flexibility and performance of the Rotolight Anova— an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight — to shoot the leading actors of the latest Star Trek instalment.
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Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Iloura team completed 500 shots: led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen, Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold, and colored by Jill Bodganowicz
Deluxe's Iloura team completed 500 shots in the recent release of Ghostbusters, in an effort led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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Chaos Group Announces Blockbuster Lineup for V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016
Offers Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at VFX for Hit Films, Games and Television; Sneak Peek at Live VR Rendering Tech
Today, Chaos Group announced its fourth annual V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016. This popular presentation series gives artists an in-depth look at the VFX created by some of the industry's top production studios. In addition, Chaos Group will showcase emerging rendering technology in volumetric VR and live VR rendering.
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Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED Lights
Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and North American distributor of Aladdin products, today announced more than 80 Aladdin Bi-Flex LED lighting instruments will be used for coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month for two national cable news networks, including Bloomberg Television.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video Production
Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video ProductionIn April, during a one-day shoot for the music video for How To Love by Cash Cash featuring Sofia Reyes, the production team was tasked with transforming a California restaurant into a number of different sets. Among other visuals, the finished video features Reyes singing in a sun-drenched bamboo forest, as well as walking through a spacious nightclub garden where she interacts with the group under color shifting lights.
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Cine Gear Announces 2016 Technical Award-Winners
Cine Gear Announces 2016 Technical Award-WinnersCine Gear announces the recipients of the 2016 New Technologies Awards as judged by a team of impartial experts at the 2016 Expo event. The esteemed panel reviewed and evaluated nearly 100 entries to determine this year’s honorees.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master Classes
Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master ClassesLitepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is pleased to offer an exclusive set of Master Classes hosted in partnership with Barbizon Lighting Company. The Master Classes will be led by renowned lighting expert and Litepanels co-founder, Pat Grosswendt, and provide hands-on training and instruction on the latest lighting technology and techniques.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
CINE GEAR 2016, BOOTH 64/65 BROADCAST ASIA, BOOTH 4D6-10
Litepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has received fantastic responses from industry professionals about the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one-square-foot Astra Soft provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color, mirroring the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. The reaction to these new lights has been overwhelmingly positive from key industry insiders.
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Roundabout Entertainment Breathes New Life into "NYPD Blue"
Roundabout Entertainment Breathes New Life into "NYPD Blue"
Facility completes sparkling 2K restoration of eight seasons of the Emmy-winning series that defined police dramas in the 1990s.
In a project for 20th Century Fox spanning nine months, Roundabout Entertainment restored and remastered the first eight seasons of the classic procedural police drama NYPD Blue. More than 170 1-hour episodes were scanned and finished in 2K, restoring the show to pristine quality for a new domestic release.
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Zylight Highlights Advanced Wireless Control, Flexible LED Lights at Cine Gear Expo 2016
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lightingsolutions, will demonstrate its new ZyLink Bridgeremote control technology, F8-200 LED Fresnel, IS3c LED soft light, and the Aladdin Bi-Flex lighting system at Cine Gear Expo 2016, which runs June 3-4 at the Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, Calif.
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Zylight Named Exclusive Americas Distributor for Aladdin LED Lights
Zylight Named Exclusive Americas Distributor for Aladdin LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it has been named the exclusive distributor of Aladdin professional LED lighting instruments throughout North, Central and South America.
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Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro Studio
Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Sowing the Seeds 2016, a music and lifestyle festival in Jo’burg, South Africa relied on Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Micro Studio Camera 4K to produce the live to screen visuals for festival performers, including headline acts Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) and Jungle.
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BenQ Unveils New PV3200PT 4K UHD Monitor for Video Editing Professionals
Professional Video Postproduction IPS Display Features Brilliant Color Accuracy and 'Eye-Care' Visual Comfort
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today presented its all-new PV3200PT IPS monitor. Purpose-built for today's professional video postproduction applications, the 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display delivers incredible color precision via 10-bit, 100-percent sRGB color, following the Rec. 709 standard. With an OSD controller and Eye-Care technologies, the new creative display provides a feature-rich and comfortable computer viewing experience that renders colors and details with the highest quality.
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Zylight Pro-Panel LED Lights Shine at NAB 2016
Zylight Pro-Panel LED Lights Shine at NAB 2016Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth 5049), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Available in 1x2 and 2x2 configurations, the Pro-Panel provides the cool operation, energy savings, and long life of LED technology, while eliminating the harsh glare and multiple shadow effects often associated with budget LED panel lights.
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BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
Largest-ever installation of BlackTrax for arena concerts is a technical feat!
The UK-based artistic design firm, Oli Metcalfe Design Ltd working with entertainment studio, Moment Factory applied an unprecedented combination of interactive technology for the worldwide arena tours of British rock trio, Muse and their new album Drones, their seventh studio record.
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Photon Beard Introduces New Range of LED Studio Softlights
Photon Beard Introduces New Range of LED Studio Softlights
Highlight LED range is first to replicate functionality of studio fluorescents
Photon Beard is heading to NAB to introduce their latest product range, Highlight LED. Photon Beard Highlight Fluorescent luminaires have been in production for more than 20 years and form the backbone of studio lighting in many TV studios around the world. The latest version of these is still selling well and being installed in new facilities today. These lights are designed to throw light from the grid typically 12 to 15 feet to the set or talent. Lighting designers love their consistent, predictable behaviour, high efficiency, the wide range of sizes available and the full range of accessories that can be added. The new range duplicates all these attributes whilst increasing efficiency and removing the need for periodic lamp replacement.
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Zylight Demonstrates ‘Silent’ F8-300 LED Fresnel at NAB 2016
Zylight Demonstrates ‘Silent’ F8-300 LED Fresnel at NAB 2016Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate its new “silent” F8-300 LED Fresnel at the 2016 NAB Show , which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed with passive cooling instead of an internal fan, the AC-powered F8-300 is brighter than a 575-watt HMI Fresnel or a 2K tungsten fixture, but only draws 300 watts of power.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Zylight Ships F8-200 LED Fresnel
Zylight Ships F8-200 LED FresnelZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative, premium LED lighting solutions, today announced its F8-200 LED Fresnel is now shipping. Brighter than a 400-watt HMI Fresnel and almost as bright as a 2,000-watt tungsten fixture, the new “Brighter Flat Fresnel” can be powered by AC or optional Zylight RAWPower dual battery module, which uses two off-the-shelf 14.4V standard Gold Mount or V-Mount batteries of 8 amps or more.
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Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore Slim
Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore Slim
Production Company Selects Low-Profile, Durable Batteries to Power Aerial Cinematography
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Today, Petersen uses the Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry, to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
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BBS Lighting New Remote Phosphor Pipes in Banks at NAB booth # C11146
BBS Lighting New Remote Phosphor Pipes in Banks at NAB booth # C11146BBS Lighting, innovators in LED technology, vastly expands their remote phosphor offerings with Multi-fixture Reflector banks and 4-way Controller for the modular Pipeline® system, a new version of their popular Area 48® fixture, and more—all made in Denmark.
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton John
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton JohnBlackmagic Design today announced that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for live video feeds and video introductions on Sir Elton John’s “All the Hits” world tour. Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini, UltraStudio Express and DaVinci Resolve Studio were also used for concert production on the tour.
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ABS Installs New Production Studio fro Providence Health & Services
ABS Installs New Production Studio fro Providence Health & ServicesFounded in 1856, Providence Health & Services has grown into the fourth largest not-for-profit health system in the United States with multiple facilities across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. While video has been part of its internal communication efforts for years, the Creative Services department recently opened its first dedicated production studio, which was designed and installed by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS).
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Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"
Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"As a camera operator tasked with shooting comedy, it’s no small feat trying to capture all of the laughs. With legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his all-star roster of comedic friends that he welcomes onto his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (CCGC), you better come prepared and powered up at all times so you don’t miss a single joke. For Steadicam operator Jessica Lopez, that means stocking her rig with the Hypercore 98AG batteries from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry.
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New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending SequenceNew Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
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NAB 2016: New ZyLink Bridge Allows Zylight Users To Adjust Lights Through iPhone
NAB 2016: New ZyLink Bridge Allows Zylight Users To Adjust Lights Through iPhoneZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative, premium LED lighting solutions, will take wireless lighting control to the next level when it introduces the ZyLink Bridge at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth 5049), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. It works in conjunction with the new ZyLink App to allow precise lighting adjustments for multiple Zylights through an iPhone or iPad.
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Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to Sports
Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to SportsSportsbeams™ introduces new Stadium LED 1200 Lights. Designed by members of the Emmy® award-winning team that revolutionized broadcast lighting, Sportsbeams brings the benefits of proprietary broadcast quality LED lighting to sports venues including: reliability, safety, quality of light, energy savings, compact form factor, and instant on/off. This new technology is made for stadiums and arenas doing relights—replacing existing legacy metal halide fixtures, and new venues requiring ground-up installations.
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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs 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 color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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Calibre releases NEW LEDView325DS Digital Signage LED Videowall Scaler
Calibre releases NEW LEDView325DS Digital Signage LED Videowall ScalerCalibre announces the release of its latest model in the highly successful LEDView range of LED videowall optimised image scalers.
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HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-Series
HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-SeriesARRI is proud to support the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' groundbreaking multimedia exhibition HOLLYWOOD COSTUME in Los Angeles with over 25 L-Series LED Fresnels. Curated by costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, the show takes visitors on a journey that tells the story of costume design from early Charlie Chaplin to MAN OF STEEL. Lighting Designer Trevor Stirlin Burk was tapped to enhance the exhibition by illuminating the costumes and environment. Watch this video for an exclusive look at HOLLYWOOD COSTUME and listen to Burk explain how it was lit with the ARRI L-Series.
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