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P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art Battle
P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art BattleBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan's P.A.I.N.T used Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, MultiView 4, UltraStudio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and Video Assist for an event called 'LIMITS Digital Art Battle.' LIMITS Digital Art Battle is a new form of entertainment in art where artists draw paintings on a PC in only 20 minutes. The paintings are based on a theme disclosed just before the battle, and judges and audience cast their ballots to decide a winner. It is a one-on-one fight to compete in speed, imagination and creativity.
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Pac-12 Network’s Michael Harabin appointed president of Gearhouse Broadcast USA
Pac-12 Network’s Michael Harabin appointed president of Gearhouse Broadcast USAGearhouse Broadcast USA, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed Michael Harabin as its president. Harabin joins from Pac-12 Networks, where he has worked for the past six years, most recently as VP Production Operations. He will oversee Gearhouse Broadcast’s North American operation, which has been the focus of heavy investment over the past year, after parent company Gravity Media Group (GMG) received substantial funding from TowerBrook Capital Partners in September 2016. This has already resulted in the launch of three mobile broadcast and production units and several senior hires in the region.
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MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLR
MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLRBurbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications VR Series – Discovery TRVLR with their new specialty support the VRig. The VRig’s small footprint and extreme stability as well as multiple accessories provided the production company Here Be Dragons with safer, faster and more creative options than ever before.
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Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Content Creation Community Gathers for Intensive One-Day Conference in Central London
Building upon the foundation of the HPA Tech Retreat in the U.K. and the U.S., the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced HPA Creative Tech UK 2018, presented by SMPTE Ltd., a one-day, intensive symposium featuring panels, technology, and networking. HPA Creative Tech UK 2018 will take place on 27 June at the Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of London’s Soho district.
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Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
AK-UC4000 raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
Panasonic has announced the addition of the AK-UC4000 studio camera to its system camera line, joining the current AK-UC3000 4K HDR capable-camera and the AK-HC5000 1080p 4x high-speed HDR capable-system. It brings together the features of both and raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards WinnersThe Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Paul Ottosson presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Kathryn Bigelow. Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray presented the Career Achievement Award to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
The 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Three-time Academy Award-winning Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor Paul Ottosson will present the 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Kathryn Bigelow. The 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal by two-time Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray.
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AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
The Mobile TV Group mobile unit houses 14 AJA FS-HDRs for real time HDR conversion and 4K/UltraHD/HD frame synchronization as well as 12 AJA FS1-Xs and 12 AJA UDCs for HD up, down, cross-conversion and frame-synching.
Piecing together the right combination of equipment for a mobile production truck is challenging, but establishing a workflow for a 4K/UltraHD HDR truck is a whole new ball game, one that Mobile TV Group’s (MTVG) Peter Wehner excels at. As Director of Engineering, Wehner is one of the architects behind MTVG’s 30 mobile production units, which service more than 4,000 sporting and entertainment productions a year for CBS, CNBC, Fox and DIRECTV, among others.
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Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Wirecast systems help deliver HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to the Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3, and Facebook Live
The streaming media revolution has thrust the nation’s top college athletics departments into the role of full-fledged college sports broadcast networks. Using Telestream Wirecast live streaming production software, the athletics department at Cornell University is able to meet the challenge, delivering HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to ESPN3, Facebook Live and the Ivy League Digital Network, a 9-channel Internet sportscasting service that broadcasts Ivy League games.
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Archiware highlights Archive and Backup to the Cloud at BVE 2018
Archiware highlights Archive and Backup to the Cloud at BVE 2018
Archiware, producer of data management software Archiware P5 and Pure, exhibits its latest developments at the BVE 2018 in London from February 27th to March 1st. Special showcases include a live demonstration of Archive and Backup to the Cloud, the new solution with QNAP and partner integrations at Archiware and distributor JPY’s stand F27.
The BVExpo is a premier event for professionals in the Media and Entertainment industry. This year, Archiware presents the newest Cloud features for its P5 software suite modules P5 Backup and P5 Archive. Supported Cloud services include Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Generic S3 and Backblaze. The flexibility of the P5 modules is further demonstrated through a live setup of Backup and Archive to the latest LTO tape technology.
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Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital to feature Core and Digital Media Hub at NAB 2018
At the 2018 NAB Show, Wazee Digital will highlight Digital Media Hub, a powerful, centralized, software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solution that allows video content to be captured and made immediately available for global access. Through Digital Media Hub's elegant user interface, customers can acquire, distribute, enhance, license, and publish metadata-enriched media gleaned from production, postproduction, marketing, and even live-event environments.
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Patching Solutions Leader Bittree Bringing 40th Anniversary Celebrations to 2018 NAB Show
Patching Solutions Leader Bittree Bringing 40th Anniversary Celebrations to 2018 NAB Show
Trusted innovator will feature new and recent video, audio and data patchbay developments in booth SU3417
Hot on the heels of the company's successful first NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) exhibit, Bittree will bring its 40th anniversary festivities to the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 9 to 12. Showcasing its high-quality video, audio and data patching solutions in booth SU3417, the company will celebrate its four decades of leadership in the broadcast, professional audio/video and musical instrument markets with demonstrations of new and recent product innovations.
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New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve
New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Half-Life” and “Maturity,” two new television pilots to air in January on New York City (NYC) Media, were edited and graded using DaVinci Resolve 14. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema chose the two shows for development over 300 other scripts to be broadcast to the more than 18 million households that receive NYC Media.
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NBC Olympics Selects NEP Group Mobile Broadcasting, Engineering Consultation And Technical Support For Its Production Of 2018 Olympic Winter Games In Pyeongchang
NBC Olympics Selects NEP Group Mobile Broadcasting, Engineering Consultation And Technical Support For Its Production Of 2018 Olympic Winter Games In Pyeongchang
NEP Group Broadcast Units to Enable NBC Olympics to Deliver Coverage from Three Key Venues During Its Coverage of 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected NEP Group to provide mobile broadcasting, engineering consultation and technical support for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - February 25. The announcement was made today by Christopher Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Glen Levine, President, NEP U.S.
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Telestream Unveils Unique Workflows and Processes that Ensure Video Quality from Creation to Delivery at NAB 2018
Telestream Unveils Unique Workflows and Processes that Ensure Video Quality from Creation to Delivery at NAB 2018
Streamlined workflows for content creation, packaging, QC, and live and on-demand streaming for content creators and distributors across the media production and distribution pipeline
At NAB 2018, on booth SL3316, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will be demonstrating a range of solutions that seamlessly move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout. As processing and distribution of content in a multi-platform world becomes more complex, it’s never been more important to create efficiencies through automaton and leverage the scalability of the cloud and virtualization to maximize revenue.
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Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech Retreat
Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech RetreatFortium, a leading provider of digital solutions for film, television and broadcast, will present its latest tools and strategies for protecting sensitive media content at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, February 19-23, in Palm Desert, California.
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Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
ETC unveils “AI, A Primer for Entertainment”, unique program of engaging panels
In its engaging sophomore outing, HPA’s Tech Retreat eXtra (TR-X) will launch the HPA Tech Retreat 2018 during a half-day, expert led pre-conference event entitled Everything You Thought You Knew About Artificial Intelligence in M&E and What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know. TR-X will take place on Monday, the 19th of February in Palm Desert, CA at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat 2018. Registration for TR-X is required, and can be added to HPA Tech Retreat registration, or as standalone attendance.
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Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant Expansion
Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant ExpansionLA-based Stun, an award winning entertainment industry content studio, ad agency, and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered its Social Media Content Team, and invested in a new brand strategy firm. The announcements, coinciding with the company’s 18th anniversary, were made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Principals & Co-Founders.
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Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS Game
Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS GameBlackmagic Design announced today that Five for Co. Ltd. has built a system for their new original interactive VR game, “Circle of Saviors,” using Blackmagic products, including ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD. The game includes one of the first introductions of Mixed Reality (MR) technology, which allows for live, free moving VR game play by the main player, and a second player using MR.
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Christie to showcase Crimson 3DLP laser phosphor projectors at ISE 2018
Christie to showcase Crimson 3DLP laser phosphor projectors at ISE 2018PRNewswire/ -- The new Christie® Crimson Series of 3DLP® laser phosphor projectors will be on show at ISE 2018, delivering up to 25,000 ISO lumens, 60Hz processing, and Christie BoldColor Technology in a compact and rugged package with a low cost of ownership for rental, staging and fixed installation customers. For further cost savings, customers can upgrade from their existing Christie M Series and J Series to experience the lamp-free technology of the Crimson WU25 and HD25 without needing to purchase new lenses.
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Royal Caribbean International Upgrades Ship Productions with Broadcast Pix
Royal Caribbean International Upgrades Ship Productions with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced Royal Caribbean International upgraded two of its cruise ships last year with Mica™ integrated production switchers. The new systems are used during cruises to produce multi-camera coverage of various events, which are broadcast live across the ship and replayed throughout the voyage.
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Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live
Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook LiveFlorida International University Uses Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live Monarch H.264 encoders enable remote students to participate in on-campus activities.
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Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Catch the Red Carpet Live Stream on Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 PM PST
For the first time, the annual Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Awards Red Carpet will be live-streamed from Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, January 27th beginning at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET. Hosted by Emmy®-winning Production Designers James Pearse Connelly (The Voice) and Cat Smith (Transparent), the ADG Red Carpet Live Stream is co-produced by American Cinematheque, SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film, and IngleDodd Media.
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TNDV Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
TNDV Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
Multiple Sony HDC-4300 native 4K cameras—ideal for sports and entertainment events—are now available on TNDV’s 4K mobile unit, Exclamation
Mobile production specialist TNDV: Television has set itself apart from many of its competitors through its “a la carte” approach to each project based on customer requests and technical requirements. Following recent purchases of high-end switching and audio production gear, TNDV has acquired a full complement of Sony HDC-4300 cameras that are immediately available on Exclamation, its flagship 53-foot, double-expando 3G/4K mobile truck.
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New Wave Entertainment Delivers Murder on the Orient Express Ad Campaign with Fairlight
New Wave Entertainment Delivers Murder on the Orient Express Ad Campaign with FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that New Wave Entertainment used its Fairlight DAWs for sound design on the advertising campaign for 20th Century Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Based upon the novel by Agatha Christie, the film follows thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect as mysteries unfold during a lavish journey through Europe.
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Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves the Virtual Reality World of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander and his creatures for the latest virtual reality release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
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Panasonic Delivers Full NDI Line of Professional PTZ Cameras
Panasonic Delivers Full NDI Line of Professional PTZ Cameras
New line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company has announced the immediate availability of a new line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130.
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Telestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership Team
Telestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership Team
Now organized into two business units: Media Workflow and Production business unit, and Video Quality and Monitoring and Analytics business unit
Following the appointment of Scott Puopolo as CEO in October, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced a new corporate structure and the expansion of its senior leadership team with a number of new senior appointments.
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Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Greenville SC congregation has installed five Panasonic AK-HC3000 4K/HD camera systems and two PT-RQ32K 27,000 lumen 4K+ laser projectors to become one of the first fully 4K churches
Throughout his 26 years as leader of Redemption Church (Greenville, SC), Pastor Ron Carpenter had noticed that his congregations were consistently one-generational, skewing older. Concerned with the spiritual lives of his congregants' children and grandchildren, he became determined to completely transform the Redemption worship experience to one with cross-over appeal for millennials (18 to 29 years old) and younger.
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SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
Educational Program Will Provide Insights Into How Newly Published Standards Suite Supports Live Production, Playout, and Other Applications in the IP Realm.
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that in March 2018, the Society will offer "Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Live Production of Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks," an educational program focused on SMPTE ST 2110. Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide attendees with the knowledge they need to help their companies make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.
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SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Media Over Managed IP Networks
First Four Documents of the Standards Suite Are Now Available
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks. SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications.
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Comedienne and Actress Loni Love Returns As Host of MUAHS on Feb. 24
Comedienne and Actress Loni Love Returns As Host of MUAHS on Feb. 24
Honorees include Gary Oldman, Make-Up Artist Greg Cannom, and Hair Stylist Mary Guerrero, Feb. 24 at The Novo L.A. Live
Comedienne, actress and author Loni Love will return as host for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild 2018 Annual Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala, held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live, will mark Love’s third year as host. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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ASG to Explore VR/AR, HDR and AI Technologies at Free Annual Workshop
ASG to Explore VR/AR, HDR and AI Technologies at Free Annual WorkshopAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, will explore the use of VR/AR, HDR, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies during its annual workflow workshop on Dec. 7, 2017, at New People Cinema in San Francisco. “The Reality of VR/AR, HDR, and Artificial Intelligence” will address both the technical and commercial aspects of the technologies, highlighting recent advances and projects from content creators.
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MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrack
MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrackSince launching in late 2015, Seattle-based MocapNow has become a premier mocap service provider in the Pacific Northwest, delivering a range of motion capture services from full performance capture to creating custom rigs, cleaning up data, and building or optimizing external motion capture systems. The studio’s credits span feature films, video games and virtual reality productions, including HBO’s Emmy Award-winning “Westworld” VR experience, Epic Games’ “Paragon” announcement trailer and the upcoming PlayStation VR game “Golem” from Highwire, among other projects.
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Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Investment in State-of-the-Art Camcorders Supports Clients' Expanding Requirements for Delivering 4K Productions to OTT Platforms
Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has greatly expanded its 4K and HDR capabilities with the purchase of five Sony PXW-Z450 camcorders, the first 4K shoulder-style cameras to join the Bexel rental inventory. Over the next year, Bexel will increase its investment to 20 of the Sony camcorders, which will see their first use for coverage of the upcoming events in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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EVS Chooses Custom Consoles Module-R Lite Desk for its new IP Expertise Center
EVS Chooses Custom Consoles Module-R Lite Desk for its new IP Expertise CenterEVS, the leading provider of live video production technology, has purchased a nine-bay Custom Consoles Module-R Lite desk for the new IP Expertise Center at its headquarters in Liège. The new desk incorporates an EVS DYVI live production switcher and will be used to demonstrate EVS products in a fully operational IP production environment.
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Media Links Renews Sponsorship with SVG Europe
Media Links Renews Sponsorship with SVG EuropeMedia Links, winner of the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award and market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP, has announced the renewal of its Gold sponsorship with the Sports Video Group Europe (SVG). Media Links’ technology is used for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events including the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
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PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tv
PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tvmain.tv, one of Bavaria's leading regional broadcasters, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core playout system for its new high definition television service. Based in Aschafenburg, main.tv produces a wide range of programmes for viewers in Lower Franconia and across the Rhine-Main plain. The new system was supplied by VIDI GmbH, PlayBox Technology master distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Avid Enters Into Multiyear Enterprise Agreement with Viacom to Enhance Its Production Infrastructure Worldwide
Avid Enters Into Multiyear Enterprise Agreement with Viacom to Enhance Its Production Infrastructure Worldwide
Agreement will enable more flexible, scalable and virtualized production across Viacom’s premier entertainment brands, providing tools for greater efficiencies and creative collaboration, and lower operational costs
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced a multiyear enterprise agreement with global entertainment company Viacom to enhance its worldwide production infrastructure on Avid’s MediaCentral® platform. The industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform, designed for media will enhance collaboration, and increase efficiency and productivity, while introducing new economies of scale, and a path to the cloud for Viacom’s operations, starting with the deployment of Media Composer® | Cloud Remote, which enables editors to remotely connect and collaborate with teams no matter where they’re located.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's first war-at-sea film, is an epic underwater tale of immense courage and undying patriotism.
Blackmagic Design today announced that B2H Studios Private Limited, an entertainment company focused on providing world-class services to the global cinema industry, graded ‘The Ghazi Attack’ on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. The decade old company has two coloring suites in Chennai & and one in Hyderabad (South India).
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Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 17 Official Selections From Around the World
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the third annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California, in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.
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Telestream’s Dan Castles Retires, Appointing Scott Puopolo as CEO
Telestream’s Dan Castles Retires, Appointing Scott Puopolo as CEO
Ex-Cisco executive brings wealth of IT and market experience to video production workflow and quality management specialist
Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced that its CEO and one of the company’s original founders, Dan Castles, is retiring. Ex-Cisco executive Scott Puopolo will take over the position, effective immediately.
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Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
New automated workflows support diverse trailer production needs for the leading Italian TV & radio broadcasters; Frees editors to focus on creative decisions
Rome-based ANICA FLASH, the producer and distributor of movie trailers to a network of leading Italian TV and radio broadcasters, has automated its editing and graphics workflows using Telestream technology. Working with local channel partner, Allyn, ANICA FLASH has created a custom automated media processing workflow using Telestream Post Producer, Vantage and Vidchecker products.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its inaugural inductees to the VES Hall of Fame. In concert with the Society’s milestone 20th Anniversary, the VES Board of Directors created the VES Hall of Fame – a new honor to recognize exemplary individuals that came before us and upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. This distinction is being bestowed upon a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera, a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and Panasonic cinema specialists, and hands-on demonstrations.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Adobe Breaks New Ground in Video at IBC 2017
New Capabilities in Adobe Creative Cloud for Virtual Reality, Animation and Motion Graphics Empower All Video Creators; See it all at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services, to be showcased at IBC 2017. To help filmmakers and video professionals create standout content, Adobe will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock – all available later this year. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraNew York City and Los Angeles-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera and a question-and-answer session with the films’ cinematographers who will discuss shooting with the EVA1.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
Program Including 70 Paper Presentations Will Explore the Tools and Technologies Enabling Creation, Delivery, and Consumption of Richer Content
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. SMPTE 2017 will fill two exhibit halls and multiple session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the event will also feature an Oktoberfest reception, Broadcast Beat's SMPTE 2017 Live! Studio, and special events culminating with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26.
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VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
Multi-platinum global music artists The Black Eyed Peas to debut their AR experience with Mira
VR CON @ COMIC-CON, the hub for Virtual Reality experiences and technology, expands this year to become FUTURISM & TECH @ COMIC-CON. This official event of Comic-Con International San Diego has more space dedicated to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) attractions, debuts other groundbreaking technologies, and infuses art and visual expression. Global superstars The Black Eyed Peas will present their new AR experience based on the graphic novel “Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles” (Marvel), with AR hardware partner Mira. The event takes place July 19-23 at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego, across from the Convention Center.
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TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
Integrations with Avid and Vizrt helps national broadcaster reduce workflow complexity and increase efficiency in news and MAM operations
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced a major order for its Vantage® Media Processing Platform from New Zealand’s leading free to air broadcaster, Television New Zealand Limited (TVNZ). The order sees TVNZ installing multiple nodes of Vantage Transcode Pro Connect with the Advanced Avid option which enables delivery of files and metadata into Avid Interplay. Also, Vantage Array provides peer-to-peer system management with fail-over and CPU-aware load balancing.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to  Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
Everything in a digital environment is trackable. The question is: How are media professionals using this information?
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 31, will examine how data — lots of it — is exerting a major impact on decision-making in television and film production.
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FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear Expo
FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear ExpoThe newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, along with the UA Series of HDR zooms, will make their Cine Gear debut next month. Also showcased during this event will be the entire range of FUJINON PL mount Cabrio and Premier zooms. The Cine Gear Expo 2017 exhibition occurs June 2 and 3rd in Hollywood’s Paramount Studios.
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FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
Installed Panasonic components include Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box, AW-HR140 Outdoor PTZ, and AW-HE130 HD PTZ Cameras
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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Telestream Live Streaming Revolutionizes Audience Engagement at FAI World Gliding Championships
Telestream Live Streaming Revolutionizes Audience Engagement at  FAI World Gliding Championships
Wirecast dramatically increases speed of streaming production and delivery, enabling far greater volume of video for fans
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that its Wirecast live streaming production software recently allowed aviation sport fans worldwide to connect with the 34th FAI World Gliding Championships. With 29 nations competing in this year’s Championship in Benalla, Australia during January, the addition of sophisticated live streaming capabilities helped cement the event’s place as one of the largest sport aviation events in the world.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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Bittree 12G+ Video Patchbays Win Trio of Prestigious Industry Accolades at 2017 NAB Show
Bittree 12G+ Video Patchbays Win Trio of Prestigious Industry Accolades at 2017 NAB Show
Next-generation, single-link patching solution recognized by engineers and industry experts for innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance
Bittree, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and data patching systems, has been honored with three Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media for the company’s new 12G+ Mini-WECO Coaxial Video Patchbay. Reflecting the innovative 12G+ solution’s significance and benefits across multiple professional markets, Bittree was presented with the awards at the 2017 NAB Show from diverse NewBay publications TV Technology (the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets), Sound & Video Contractor (the definitive technical resource for A/V integrators, contractors, dealers and consultants), and Government Video (a resource for federal, military, state and local government media professionals).
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IBM Aspera Partner Ecosystem Continues to Expand with New Product Integrations at NAB 2017
IBM Aspera Partner Ecosystem Continues to Expand with New Product Integrations at NAB 2017
Leading media and entertainment vendors announce new mission-critical Aspera product integrations to be showcased at industry exhibition
Aspera, an IBM Company, has dramatically expanded its market-leading technology partner ecosystem with incremental cutting-edge integrations available ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual exhibition beginning April 22 in Las Vegas. Adding to Aspera’s industry-leading technology partnership ecosystem—which comprises more than 100 companies—additional integrated offerings are now available for deployment from dominant media and entertainment vendors.
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AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
FS-HDR Frame Synchronizer and Converter Delivers HDR and Wide Color Gamut Processing, Powered by Colorfront Engine™
AJA Video Systems is previewing FS-HDR, an exciting new product delivering breakthrough HDR workflow conversion capabilities. Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for real time 4K/UHD and 2K/HD workflows. It will be demonstrated for the first time as a technology preview during NAB 2017 at AJA’s booth, #SL2505.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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Archion and NewTek Collaborate for NDI and 4K Demonstration During NAB 2017
Archion and NewTek Collaborate for NDI and 4K Demonstration During NAB 2017At NAB 2017 Booth Number SL 14617, Archion Technologies , along with NewTek, will be demonstrating NewTek’s widely adopted NDI™ standard for IP-based production workflows. The Archion EditStor Velo system will be located in Archion’s booth, connected by Ethernet, to NewTek’s latest 4K video broadcast system. During NAB, the EditStor system will be serving out 4K video to NewTek’s main booth SL5016. Archion will also be interviewed on Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 am,at NewTek’s NDI Central stage.
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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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Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
Leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that it has partnered with Ross Video to offer the Ross XPression render engine as a graphics plug-in available within Pebble’s channel playout products. The XPression plugin, running onboard Pebble Beach System’s Dolphin and Orca integrated playout systems, will be demonstrated for the first time on NAB stand SL6320.
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Telestream and Unified Streaming Join Forces to Offer Industry-Leading Enterprise Streaming
Telestream and Unified Streaming Join Forces to Offer Industry-Leading Enterprise Streaming
Combination offers unprecedented scalability with extended format and DRM support
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Unified Streaming, a pioneer of smart video streaming technologies. This agreement allows Telestream to offer Unified Streaming’s Origin as an option to its Lightspeed Live Stream system to provide an industry-leading, all-in-one streaming solution with extended format and DRM (Digital Rights Management) support.
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Renewed Vision Introduces Multi-Function PVP3 Media Server
Renewed Vision Introduces Multi-Function PVP3 Media Server
ProVideoPlayer—now in its third generation--boasts several new features for the broadcast, production and ProAV markets centrally powered through a new user interface
In its first two product generations, ProVideoPlayer was heralded as a device that balances cost-efficiency with a powerful toolset for designing and delivering creative, visually exciting multi-screen video displays to enhance a location, event or experience. At the 2017 NAB Show, Renewed Vision will introduce PVP3 in booth N6517, and demonstrate the wide range of new features and capabilities that have been packed into this third-generation media server.
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360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
Flying EYE Wirelessly Transmits Professional-Grade Live VR and 360-Degree Video; See It Live at NAB 2017
Live streaming VR pioneers, 360 Designs, today announced the release of Flying EYE™, the world’s first broadcast quality, live streaming, virtual reality drone. Flying EYE is the first drone system capable of streaming live, 6K, 360 video, with a range of over 5 miles.
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Telestream Helps Calkins Media Launch new OTT Channels on Verizon VOD Platform
Telestream Helps Calkins Media Launch new OTT Channels on Verizon VOD Platform
Telestream Vantage Cloud Services offer affordable encoding solution to comply with Verizon’s strict technical requirements
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that regional media company, Calkins Media Incorporated, is using Telestream Cloud Services to meet the technical and financial challenges of delivering new OTT channels to its audiences through the Verizon VOD platform. The first Calkins Media shows went live on Verizon on March 3, 2017.
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ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
Seamless production automation and streaming delivery workflow powers new multimedia offering for web, OTT and mobile audiences
ENCO Systems and StreamGuys announced today that Bahamas-based ILTV Studios has launched a new, online visual radio channel, powered by ENCO’s comprehensive automation platform and StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming media delivery service.
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Media Links and Signiant to Conduct Joint Technology Demonstration at NAB 2017
Media Links and Signiant to Conduct Joint Technology Demonstration at NAB 2017
Fast, fail-safe and secure delivery of very large, high value media files over Wide Area IP Networks
Media Links, the market leader in media over IP transport solutions and Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, together announce a joint demonstration in the Media Links booth, SU5021 at NAB 2017, to transport mission-critical media files.
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NASA to Stream First Live 4K Video From Space at the 2017 NAB Show
NASA to Stream First Live 4K Video From Space at the 2017 NAB Show
US astronauts on the International Space Station featured in Super Session that probes the future and demonstrates end-to-end live 4K, cloud-based workflow in HEVC for delivery to multiscreen devices
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced today it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Session at the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
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Visual Effects Society Launches New Signature Print and Digital Publication
Visual Effects Society Launches New Signature Print and Digital Publication
Definitive Global VFX Platform Heralds Society’s 20th Anniversary – VFX Voice
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, premiered the inaugural issue of VFX Voice, the organization’s new signature print and digital magazine. VFX Voice is a quarterly printed publication, and the web version is now live at www.vfxvoice.com. (To get the ful magazine experience online, go to “Digital Edition” and use the ful screen view). In addition to housing the digital edition, the site wil be a robust platform of news and features between issues. The editorial focus of the magazine wil have a wide global landscape: feature films, TV, commercials, music videos, animation, theme parks, virtual reality, gaming, new media and industry trends, and wil celebrate the VES, its diverse membership and sections around the world. In addition to industry circulation, VES members wil receive the publication as a benefit of membership.
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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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HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
Matrox cards add 4K along with SDI & IP interoperability to SMART+ integrated ingest, playout, and graphics ecosystem
Matrox® Video today announced that HARDATA® Corp, a premier developer of TV and radio workflow solutions, has incorporated the Matrox DSX LE4 LP multi-SDI video cards and Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards into its SMART+ 9440 and 9440 IP integrated channel-in-a-box (CIAB) solutions.
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RED supports Coca-Cola & Regal student program
RED supports Coca-Cola & Regal student program
Chapman University Students Julian Conner & Tom Teller's Short Film Will Debut in Regal Cinemas Nationwide in May
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, and Coca-Cola announced Julian Conner and Tom Teller from Chapman University are the winners of this year's Coca-Cola and Regal Films program for their film Crunch Time.
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The Young Turks Automates and Expands Online Media Processing and Distribution with Telestream
The Young Turks Automates and Expands Online Media Processing and Distribution with Telestream
Telestream solutions help automate high-volume editing, transcoding and distribution, uploading and publishing of content to social media outlets
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that The Young Turks (TYT) is using Telestream's Vantage Media Processing Platform to automate high-volume editing, transcoding and distribution of its programming, as well as publishing content to social media outlets.
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Imagine Communications Initiates Next-Generation Playout for Abu Dhabi Media
Imagine Communications Initiates Next-Generation Playout for Abu Dhabi Media
Cloud-native business continuity solution provides model for fully virtualized playout and delivery infrastructure
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has successfully implemented a business continuity playout site, with full premium channel functionality, for Abu Dhabi Media (ADM). The disaster recovery solution uses Imagine Communications' playout, automation and other software products running on du's Media Cloud platform. du is one of the leading ICT service providers in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to providing ADM with a cost-efficient and fully functional disaster recovery facility, the cloud-based deployment has prompted the media company to revitalize its premises-based playout operations to match the performance and flexibility of the new cloud-based facilities.
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Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testing
Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testingBlackmagic Design today announced that Creative Technology (CT), one of the world’s leading rental and event staging specialists, has equipped its infrastructure engineers with the Blackmagic Video Assist as part of their standard issue onsite testing kits. CT supplies AV equipment and bespoke staging services to global sporting, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Major recent projects have included events at the Rio Olympics and the UK’s Grand National horse race, as well as AV for international tours for artists such as Mariah Carey and Queen.
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Telestream Ships Wirecast Version 7.5; Supports Periscope/Twitter API with Native Live Streaming
Telestream Ships Wirecast Version 7.5; Supports Periscope/Twitter API with Native Live Streaming
Leading live production and streaming system enables users to bring professional production values to live video streaming Twitter feeds
Telestream®, provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Version 7.5 of its Wirecast live streaming and production software. In a strategic move aimed at strengthening its position as the leading live stream feeder platform to social media networks, Telestream has announced Wirecast support for the Periscope/Twitter API. This means that any user, from tech-savvy consumers to online broadcasters, can employ Wirecast to stream live full motion video to Periscope.tv, which will appear natively within their Twitter feeds.
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Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Opening Reception This Saturday
Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Opening Reception This Saturday
THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD GALLERY 800 ANNOUNCES THE "DRAWING DOWN THE MOON" EXHIBITION SHOWCASING SEYMOUR KLATE
ART DIRECTORS GUILD'S GALLERY 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents the Drawing Down the Moon show featuring the art of Seymour Klate (1919 –1992) and 31 artists.
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Columbus Arrives in America as Gearhouse Expands U.S. Footprint
Columbus Arrives in America as Gearhouse Expands U.S. Footprint
Gearhouse Broadcast USA to Roll Out New 4K Mobile Unit at NAB
At the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, Gearhouse Broadcast USA will debut Columbus, the first mobile unit based in the U.S. to feature a full 4K monitor wall, “one button” hydraulic deployment, and integrated RF (mast included), among other unique attributes.
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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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Telestream Announces Vantage TrafficManager Syndication for Automated Handling of Programming
Telestream Announces Vantage TrafficManager Syndication for Automated Handling of Programming
New Vantage Syndication module provides a more efficient means of ingesting and managing long and short-form syndicated broadcast content
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a new offering for its Vantage Media Processing Platform. Called TrafficManager Syndication, this new feature for Vantage TrafficManager enables template-driven, automated handling of syndicated content from delivery services such as Pitch Blue and Pathfire, as well as locally produced programming. TrafficManager Syndication will be available in late March 2017 and will be shown for the first time at NAB on stand SL3316.
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High Output Hires New Director to Expand Focus on Audio-Visual Systems Integration
High Output Hires New Director to Expand Focus on Audio-Visual Systems Integration
Acclaimed entertainment solutions provider establishes a more global presence in the audio-visual systems integration market
High Output, Inc., New England’s leading supplier of services and equipment for the entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Pierce as Director of Systems Integration for Audio-Visual Environments.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer
Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative OfficerCreative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media.
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StreamGuys to Launch SaaS Service for Live Podcasting and Video Stream Repurposing at 2017 NAB Show
StreamGuys to Launch SaaS Service for Live Podcasting and Video Stream Repurposing at 2017 NAB Show
Powerful expansion of cloud-based SGrecast platform enables content producers to automatically turn live, linear video streams into podcasts and side channels
StreamGuys, a pioneering content delivery network and streaming media provider, will launch powerful new video features in its cloud-based SGrecast live stream repurposing platform at the 2017 NAB Show, taking place April 24-27 in Las Vegas. Bringing SGrecast’s audio podcast recording capabilities to the video domain, the new extensions enable broadcasters and video professionals to easily and automatically transform their live, linear video streams into podcasts and side channels for additional revenue-expanding distribution opportunities.
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Bittree to Showcase High-Density Fiber and Copper Keystone Data Patchbays at 2017 NAB Show
Bittree to Showcase High-Density Fiber and Copper Keystone Data Patchbays at 2017 NAB Show
Flush-mount, modular panels bring benefits of company’s highly-regarded video and audio patching solutions to data-centric applications
Supporting the accelerating adoption of data-based systems in broadcast and professional A/V environments, Bittree is bringing a versatile array of flush-mount, high-density, modular keystone panels to the upcoming 2017 NAB Show (April 24-27 in Las Vegas). Available in fiber, copper and mixed configurations with a flexible choice of connection types, the new data patch panels will be demonstrated alongside the company’s latest video and audio patchbay innovations in booth SU6221 at the show.
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Kino Lorber Acquires all North American rights to Gabe Klinger's PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas, before its SXSW premiere on March 12.
PORTO PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 12, AT 6:45PM AT ALAMO RITZ 1 IN AUSTIN, TX.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD Gallery 800 to Showcase SEYMOUR KLATE on Mar. 18
ART DIRECTORS GUILD Gallery 800 to Showcase SEYMOUR KLATE on Mar. 18
Opens Saturday, March 18 with a Hosted Reception
Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 announces its Drawing Down the Moon show featuring the art of Seymour Klate (1919 –1992) and 31 artists. The ADG is hosting the opening reception, free to the public, in the heart of the NoHo Arts District on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, with live music by the Do Drop In jazz trio. The exhibit will run through June 3, 2017.
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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nick’s New Look and Feel Comes as Net Is Experiencing Creative and Ratings Surge
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make the world a more playful place. Created with global branding and creative agency Superestudio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nick’s new look focuses on the power of imagination via an array of kids interacting with the real world and Nick’s beloved characters in surprising and surreal mixes of live-action and graphics.
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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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Telestream to Acquire IneoQuest
Telestream to Acquire IneoQuest
Acquisition ensures the highest possible video quality from creation to viewing
Telestream® (www.telestream.net), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced its agreement to acquire IneoQuest (www.ineoquest.com), the global leader in video quality monitoring and analytics solutions for content distribution across managed and unmanaged networks. Founded in 2001, IneoQuest is headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with sales operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. With this acquisition, Telestream will enable its customers to deliver the highest possible video quality to their viewers on any device. The terms of the deal were not disclosed as both companies are privately held.
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Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlock
Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlockFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Mosaic—a Southern California church with more than 3,000 regular attendees—is among the first houses of worship in the nation to adopt an end-to-end native 4K-resolution file-based video workflow for media content creation.
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Timeline to launch fully uncompressed 4K HDR IP outside broadcast truck
Timeline to launch fully uncompressed 4K HDR IP outside broadcast truckTimeline Television, a major provider of outside broadcast and post-production, is building a state-of-the-art triple expanding outside broadcast truck to provide fully uncompressed 4K and HDR over IP. "This new outside broadcast truck will provide fully uncompressed IP capability to broadcasters, " said Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director, Timeline Television.
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Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Meredith Stations Choose Wirecast Gear for Facebook Live Streaming
Broadcast TV group uses Facebook Live to extend reach and connect with viewers
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Meredith Corporation’s broadcast television group, a publicly held media and marketing services company based in Des Moines, Iowa, has chosen the Wirecast Gear appliance to enable its stations to stream breaking news and news-related content directly to Facebook Live.
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Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Award-winning colorist, whose credits include the Terrence Malick films "Weightless" and "Knight of Cups", joins expanding division focused on theatrical mastering.
Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated for release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Robert Towne (Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and John Woo (Face/Off).
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Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post has completed picture post on TABOO, a major new BBC drama series starring Tom Hardy, using DaVinci Resolve Studio together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. P Baker and Scott Free Productions and distributed by Sonar Entertainment, TABOO is a tale of intrigue and revenge, where a haunted man, James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), newly returned to 1814 London after ten years in Africa, discovers that his father has left him a mysterious legacy.
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