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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
Acclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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Pebble Beach Systems Announces Marina Migration Pack for Seamless Transition from Legacy Automation
News: Pebble Beach Systems Announces Marina Migration Pack for Seamless Transition from Legacy AutomationSupports additional descriptive and timing metadata, plus dynamic database links between new and legacy databases
At NAB 2016, on booth N5323, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the immediate availability of the Marina Migration Pack, a plugin framework that ensures a seamless transition from legacy broadcast automation systems to the powerful Marina automation system.
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Ncam receives Queen’s Award for Innovation
Ncam wins Queen’s Award for Innovation for its work in augmented reality for film and television
Ncam, the innovative developer of augmented reality solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its work in technology for film and television.
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GB Labs Adopts NewTek NDI for IP Production Workflow
News: GB Labs Adopts NewTek NDI for IP Production WorkflowGB Labs, the world’s leading manufacturer of Network Attached Storage (NAS), today announced its adoption of NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows for its range of high speed, media specific storage. With NDI enabled, their Space product range will be recognizable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network, exponentially increasing the number of video sources available for live production.
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ATEME Extends its High Dynamic Range Support by Integrating Technicolor’s Enhanced HDR Distribution Technology
ATEME announced today that it is extending its HDR support by integrating Technicolor’s enhanced HDR distribution technology into its TITAN solutions. The integration extends the HDR functionality available to content owners, distributors and other service providers that use ATEME’s encoding technology.
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GPL Technologies' Sabatino to Discuss Virtualization in Visual Effects Production at NAB Show LIVE
News: GPL Technologies' Sabatino to Discuss Virtualization in Visual Effects Production at NAB Show LIVEGPL Technologies Account Manager Ron Sabatino and NVIDIA Global Leader, Media & Entertainment Business Development Michael Kaplan will discuss how virtualization is rapidly reshaping visual effects production in a special NAB Show LIVE session at the upcoming 2016 NAB Show. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th at 12:30pm and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com. Sabatino will host a discussion with Kaplan on how groundbreaking rendering technologies, such as NVIDIA® GRIDTM , are boosting performance in virtual desktop infrastructures and making it possible for artists to collaborate regardless of their geographic location. He will discuss how Quadro VCA and Iray server allows artists to make faster design decisions.
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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ATTO Technology Announces Mac OS X® driver Support for FastFrame™ 40GbE NICs
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, today announced Mac OS X® driver support for its FastFrame™ 40GbE Network Interface Cards. General availability for ATTO’s 40GbE OS X driver is expected in Q3 2016.
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IPV News: Curator Content Factory MAM system extension to Adobe Premiere CC
News: IPV News: Curator Content Factory MAM system extension to Adobe Premiere CCNew integration allows editors and post-production teams to monitor assets and metadata from multiple sources in real-time
On its NAB booth (#N4520), UK-based media asset management and technology specialist, IPV, will demonstrate a new extension between its Curator media asset management (MAM) system and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. The new Curator extension features an intuitive User Interface (UI) offering users a seamless transition to the Adobe Premiere Pro editing platform.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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IHSE USA and Vizrt to Demonstrate KVM Connection for Live-Broadcast Workflows at NAB
IHSE Equipment Performs Real-Time, Latency-Free Switching Among Vizrt Editing Stations Over Long Distances With No Loss of Quality or Resolution
IHSE USA LLC today announced that it will work with Vizrt at the 2016 NAB Show to demonstrate high-performance, long-distance KVM capabilities by connecting a live source between the two companies' booths, which will be located at opposite ends of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both manufacturers will demonstrate mutual compatibility of their products based on real scenarios. The intent is to show long-distance connectivity in real time.
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NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB Show
News: NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB ShowNextVR continues to break new ground, setting industry standards for live entertainment broadcasts in virtual reality
PRNewswire/ -- NextVR, a pioneer in immersive 3D virtual reality experiences, is introducing the first live virtual reality production truck for broadcast coverage of marquee events. The production truck will make its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas on April 18th. After that, NextVR will roll out the truck to cover live events – including sports and concerts – beginning in July.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free Experiences
News: IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free ExperiencesIBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at the 2016 NABShow that Aspera, an IBM company, is unveiling Aspera FASPStream, a new turnkey application software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time – reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution.
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Western Digital Corp. Extends Reach Into Media And Entertainment Market Through Key Industry Alliances
News: Western Digital Corp. Extends Reach Into Media And Entertainment Market Through Key Industry AlliancesHelping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it has joined three key media and entertainment (M&E) industry technical organizations. As an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California (USC), and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Western Digital will help drive object storage and other essential cloud storage technologies for a broad range of production-focused environments.
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DTS Showcasing HD Radio™ Technology At NAB 2016 In Las Vegas
News: DTS Showcasing HD Radio™ Technology At NAB 2016 In Las VegasIn Las Vegas New car installations, Live Monitoring Network and International Broadcasters Show Continued Growth for the Technology
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, will showcase its HD Radio™ technology at NAB 2016 in the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, Booth #N4335, North Hall.
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Akamai Opens Broadcast Operations Control Center to Support OTT Video Providers
News: Akamai Opens Broadcast Operations Control Center to Support OTT Video Providers2016 NAB Show – Booth SL3325 Further addressing the consumer demand and business requirements for over-the-top (OTT) video quality and experiences that exceed those of traditional broadcast and cable television, Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced the opening of its Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC). Located at the company's Cambridge, Mass., headquarters, the facility is designed to help ensure the reliability of OTT services through a combination of highly trained technical staff and a host of monitoring, analytics, reporting, quality and availability measurement tools that provide real-time support and unprecedented operational insight for customers delivering critical live, linear and on-demand video content.
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Critique 4 Unveiled at NAB 2016
News: Critique 4 Unveiled at NAB 2016Award-Winning Technology Built by DigitalFilm Tree Experts
Critique 4, developed by the people who brought you DigitalFilm Tree, will be unveiled at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 18-21. This new version of the popular cloud-collaboration software will be showcased at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) booth (SL9016). Critique 4 is already utilized by award-winning productions such as Modern Family, The Simpsons and NCIS: Los Angeles, among others.
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Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud Workflows
News: Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud WorkflowsAccelerated file transfer offerings evolve as the cloud transition picks up steam
At NAB 2016, booth SL6605, Signiant will be demonstrating a broad array of product enhancements that support the top priorities of Media & Entertainment customers. The company will showcase the continuing evolution of its patented SaaS platform and will preview new capabilities that align with a vision for next-generation cloud workflows.
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At NAB Show 2016 Conax Showcases New Cloud Service Platform, Enhanced Partner Offering and E2E watermarking for Enabling 4K Content
News: At NAB Show 2016 Conax Showcases New Cloud Service Platform, Enhanced Partner Offering and E2E watermarking for Enabling 4K ContentConax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, announced at NAB Show 2016, April 18th – 20th, Las Vegas, it will introduce its new Contego as a Service cloud-based content protection service. The new offering is based on the benchmark Conax Contego security platform. Hosted, monitored and maintained by Conax, the highly flexible and modular content security back-end provides operators with key benefits such as low upfront CAPEX investment, short time-to-market and easy activation of additional features as their platform grows. Further details will be available at NAB Show, Conax Stand #SU 4321.
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Wazee Digital To Launch Live Event Services at NAB 2016
New SaaS-Based Service Revolutionizes How Rights Holders Monetize Live Events - for the World’s Biggest Brands
Wazee Digital, the leader in content capture, cloud-based video management and monetization services for sports, media and entertainment companies, is announcing the launch of a Live Event Services product at NAB 2016. Using Wazee Digital’s Core platform, the service manages the complex tasks of video content acquisition, effective workflow, universal access, metadata management, and automated delivery to any affiliate on any screen.
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Akamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video Quality
News: Akamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video QualityAkamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video Quality and Service Performance Accelerated ingest, reduced latency, predictive delivery and 4K OTT workflows highlight new Akamai products and capabilities at 2016 NAB Show
Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced plans to demonstrate new capabilities at the 2016 NAB Show that can help improve overall performance of over-the-top (OTT) video services and support growing demand for 4K and virtual reality content. Accelerated ingest, latency reductions and predictive delivery will be among the highlights of Akamai's NAB Show presence in Las Vegas Convention Center booth SL3325, all of which can address rising consumer expectations and business requirements for OTT video experiences that exceed those of traditional broadcast and cable television.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & Sports
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & SportsAt NAB 2016, Astucemedia will show new integration with Reuters Media Express, Getty Images, the AP for U.S. Election results, and Vizrt’s Viz One MAM
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest features and capabilities of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP)—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds and media assets.
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Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITs
News: Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITsCodex (www.codex.online) is launching Codex Production Suite 4.5, the all-in-one software package enabling the colour grading, review, metadata management, transcoding, QC and archiving of media generated by the latest digital cinematography cameras. From ingest to post production, Codex Production Suite 4.5 now provides one workflow for multiple types of camera, from ARRI ALEXA 65 to GoPro, resulting in no more snowflake workflows, and no need to reinvent the wheel on every production – just a single, simple, secure and affordable workflow. Codex Production Suite 4.5 will launch at NAB 2016, Codex booth #SL6828.
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Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
News: Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vū Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital will roll out some powerful, new automated tools that enrich video and other digital media assets with metadata at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show here next week.
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Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization and Encoding at Upcoming NAB Show
Beamr to Showcase the Future of Content Adaptive Optimization Bolstered by recent acquisition of Vanguard Video and infusion of funding, Beamr emerges as the preferred encoding and optimization provider for the broadcast, MSO and OTT industries
Beamr, the global leader for content adaptive video encoding and optimization technologies powering some of the world's most prominent cloud and on-premises software workflows, will be demonstrating H.264 and HEVC content adaptive optimization and encoding solutions at NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) 2016 show in Las Vegas, the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms.
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Telestream Announces Vantage Multiscreen VP9 Encoding and Packaging
Enterprise workflow automation and processing for VP9 encoding for web, mobile and connected TV delivery
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced upcoming support for the VP9 video coding format in the next release of its Vantage Transcode Multiscreen video transcoding, packaging and workflow automation product. VP9 encoding is scheduled as part of Vantage version 7, available mid-2016, and will allow content creators and distributors to support delivery to over 2 billion VP9-enabled end points using Vantage enterprise workflow automation.
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Vizrt and Vu Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
News: Vizrt and Vu Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vu Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital are partnering to provide powerful automated tools to enrich metadata to assets in the Viz One media asset management (MAM) system.
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Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production Workflow
News: Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, the leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, is announcing that it has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. Its EditStor Velo (with NDI enabled) is the first network storage system recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled devices as well as other systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. This exponentially increases the number of video sources available for live production.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
News: LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire BenoistAcclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud Workflows
News: Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud WorkflowsAccelerated file transfer offerings evolve as the cloud transition picks up steam
At NAB 2016, booth SL6605, Signiant will be demonstrating a broad array of product enhancements that support the top priorities of Media & Entertainment customers. The company will showcase the continuing evolution of its patented SaaS platform and will preview new capabilities that align with a vision for next-generation cloud workflows.
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Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
News: Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016Offers End-to-End Creative, Production, Post and Distribution Services; Global Scalability with Access to 3,000 Artists Worldwide
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR offers end-to-end production and post-production services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional, and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe's booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Juan Pablo Alviz Joins Primestream as Vice President of Sales -- Strategic Accounts
News: Juan Pablo Alviz Joins Primestream as Vice President of Sales -- Strategic AccountsAward-winning product sales manager within broadcast to provide strategic direction to aid in growth in Florida, Caribbean and LATAM region
Primestream, the leader in Dynamic Media Management, today announces the appointment of Juan Pablo Alviz as Vice President of Sales, responsible for the company’s sales to strategic accounts in Florida, Caribbean and Latin America.
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Guitar Center Professional Works with Stoneworks Entertainment in Upgrading Event Company’s Live Sound Speakers
News: Guitar Center Professional Works with Stoneworks Entertainment in Upgrading Event Company’s Live Sound SpeakersGC Pro recommends dBTechnologies DVA T4, offering the right solution in terms of vocal clarity and ease of setup
Stoneworks Entertainment is a Pflugerville, Texas-based event production company that provides live sound, lighting and other services for corporate events, performing venues, weddings and anywhere top-quality music and entertainment is needed. Recent upgrades were implemented with the help of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the business-to-business (B2B) division of Guitar Center providing highly customized service for professional accounts. Stoneworks co-owner Six Sanchez had been wanting to upgrade the speakers in their tour sound PA, and an e-mail from GC Pro Account Manager Sean Robertson set the wheels in motion.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data Management
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data ManagementAt the 2016 NAB Show, Astucemedia will demonstrate its Sports Data Platform for fast, easy creation and management of real-time data-driven sports graphics
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest version of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP) for Sports—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds.
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IABM Platinum Membership grows
News: IABM Platinum Membership growsIABM Platinum Membership grows Industry leaders spell out the benefits of full-on IABM engagement Last year, IABM restructured its membership categories and added new member benefits to better meet the differing needs of companies ranging from small organizations with just a few staff to international companies with hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of staff and multi-million dollar revenues. The result has been an unqualified success, with membership growing by more than 25% othe year, and with five companies choosing the highest level of membership – Platinum. These are: Avid, Grass Valley Group, Huawei, Imagine Communications and NEP.
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Telestream Debuts Telestream Cloud, High Quality SaaS for Video Encoding in the Cloud
Telestream Introduces ProRes Support to Telestream Cloud
BROADCAST, OTT
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VITEC to Feature New 4K HEVC Encoder and Streaming Innovations
VITEC to Feature New 4K HEVC Encoder and Streaming Innovations at NAB VITEC increases HEVC lineup with new appliances and enhancements to their industry focused solutions
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced it will demonstrate its end-to-end streaming solutions for a variety of applications in its booth SL6305 during the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Global Sports Streaming Selects LiveU Solo to Bring Fight Fans
Global Sports Streaming Selects LiveU Solo to Bring Fight Fans an Inside Look as Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao Prepares for Final Bout New 'plug and play' encoder to deliver live streams to millions of fans on Pacquiao's YouTube Channel
a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/">PRNewswire/ -- As boxing legend Manny Pacquiao heads to the 66th and final fight of an illustrious career, Team Pacquiao is partnering with Global Sports Streaming (GSS) to bring his dedicated fans a front-row look at his training camp regimen and pre-fight activities through a series of livestreams to Pacquiao's YouTube Channel. GSS has selected LiveU's new Solo 'plug and play' live streaming bonding solution to connect automatically to YouTube Live. Team Pacquiao is using its social media network to drive the fighter's more than 12 million fans to his YouTube Channel.
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VITEC Partners With Renewed Vision™ for Industry
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its House of Worship Streaming Solution is now integrated with Renewed Vision™ ProVideoServer™ (PVS), a four-channel HD video server. This partnership furthers the capabilities of VITEC’s end-to-end streaming solutions by adding recording, playback, and time-slip capabilities, allowing churches with multiple campuses to tailor their broadcast services to the needs of their satellite locations. VITEC’s portable encoders and decoders, along with the Zixi™ error-free streaming protocol, can now be bundled with PVS to provide an affordable complete solution with advanced features for small to midsize multicampus houses of worship.
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Telestream Announces Lightspeed Live Stream and Lightspeed Live Capture
News: Telestream Announces Lightspeed Live Stream and Lightspeed Live CaptureNew enterprise-class live streaming and capture products satisfy demand to deliver streaming and OTT content concurrent with live broadcasts
Telestream® today announced Lightspeed Live Stream, and Lightspeed Live Capture, two new applications that deliver real-time, enterprise-class streaming and capture for media and entertainment companies, corporations, government and education. Lightspeed Live Stream solves the problem of preparing real time content for adaptive bitrate live streaming while Lightspeed Live Capture can independently record multiple channels of SD, HD or a single channel of UHD. Both Lightspeed Live Stream and Lightspeed Live Capture will be unveiled to the public at NAB on booth SL4525.
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IHSE USA's KVM System Connects Users to Production Equipment Inside 'EVS Live on Tour' Demo Van
Draco tera compact Matrix Switch and vario KVM Extenders Enable Dynamic Switching During Hands-On Demonstrations With EVS Customers
IHSE USA LLC today announced that its KVM matrix switches and extenders will drive workflows and equipment inside EVS' new demo van, built to give EVS customers and users hands-on, on-site demonstrations of the latest live-production solutions from EVS. The van will make its debut at the 2016 NAB Show and will subsequently visit customers at some of the biggest sporting events in North America during "EVS Live on Tour." IHSE's KVM system will connect all PCs, servers, and other equipment inside the van so that users can access and control any device from a single workstation.
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Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.
News: Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.New urban, hip hop and cinematic music from emerging UK artists.
Killer Tracks, one of the world’s leading producers of pre-cleared production music, is introducing two new labels to the U.S. production market featuring the work of some of the best up-and-coming music talent from the UK and beyond.
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Livestream of Two Eaglets in Washington, D.C. Draws Large Audience
News:  Livestream of Two Eaglets in Washington, D.C. Draws Large AudiencePiksel provides its video live streaming services to the not-for-profit organization which allows the world to see these Bald Eagles from their nest live and in HD quality. The live stream has become quite popular with video analytics from the Piksel Live Streaming Portal showing there have been over 18.75 million video plays with 6.7 million unique viewers since Feb 15th, 2016, averaging 210,000 daily viewers. The average excludes two huge spikes when viewership was through the roof – one being when the first egg hatched, where the stream sTwo Bald Eagles have welcomed two eaglets into the world in Washington, D.C — and the livestream provided by The American Eagle Foundation (AEF), and supported by Piksel is showing every second.
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‘No One Company Should Do It All’, Telestream CEO Points to Long-term Advantages of Collaboration and Open Partnerships
News: ‘No One Company Should Do It All’, Telestream CEO Points to Long-term Advantages of Collaboration and Open PartnershipsTelestream arrives at NAB with more than 50 third party collaborations in place, aimed at developing multi-vendor solutions in new multi-platform broadcast world
“Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. For the sake of our customers’ long-term prosperity and the ability of our industry to adapt to a rapidly evolving multi-platform world all companies in the broadcast technology space need to engage with each other and co-develop new solutions to traditional business challenges,” so says Dan Castles, President & CEO of video transcoding and workflow automation specialist, Telestream.
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Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.
News: Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.New urban, hip hop and cinematic music from emerging UK artists.
Killer Tracks, one of the world’s leading producers of pre-cleared production music, is introducing two new labels to the U.S. production market featuring the work of some of the best up-and-coming music talent from the UK and beyond.
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EditShare Accelerates Collaboration with New XStream EFS SSD
EditShare Accelerates Collaboration with New XStream EFS SSD Storage Solution High-bandwidth, SSD shared storage meets the demands of high-resolution 4K/UHD, VFX, DI and finishing environments
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced XStream EFS SSD, a powerful, scalable shared storage solution engineered for the extreme bandwidth requirements of uncompressed 4K and HD post-production as well as Digital Intermediate (DI), VFX and finishing projects. Debuting at NAB 2016 and on display at EditShare booth SL9716, the new product extends the award-winning EditShare EFS platform by combining Solid State Drives (SSD) with a new architecture that scales from a budget-friendly 8TB all the way up to 5PB+.
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NAB News: Ncam demonstrates integration with Unreal Engine at NAB 2016
News: NAB News: Ncam demonstrates integration with Unreal Engine at NAB 2016Collaboration with Epic Games for next generation, photorealistic augmented reality including real-time relighting and depth demos
Ncam, global leader in augmented reality for television and film production, will be demonstrating ground-breaking advances in creative capabilities at NAB2016 (18 – 21 April, Las Vegas Convention Center). By combining Ncam’s unrivalled technological capabilities with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, augmented reality takes a massive leap forward into photorealism.
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NAB, Apollo and Odyssey7Q+
News: NAB, Apollo and Odyssey7Q+Please join us at NAB 2016, Booth C9918 to explore how Apollo and Odyssey7Q+ can enable your production and easy your workflow.
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AFI Partners with the White House
Submissions Now Open for K-12 Storytellers with the Theme "The World I Want to Live In
The American Film Institute has announced its collaboration with the White House on the third annual White House Student Film Festival, to be held in late summer 2016. Participant Media, a global entertainment company focused on inspiring social change, joins AFI in support of their work with young filmmakers of the White House Student Film Festival for a second year. Open to K-12 student filmmakers, the theme of this year’s festival is "The World I Want to Live In." Young storytellers are now encouraged to submit their short films based on this theme at WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest.
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Pebble Beach Systems Appoints Former Principal Engineer for Avid/Sundance Digital, Sean Pendleton
News: Pebble Beach Systems Appoints Former Principal Engineer for Avid/Sundance Digital, Sean PendletonAppointment underscores Pebble Beach Systems' commitment to developing automation products that help stations migrate from legacy systems
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the appointment of Sean Pendleton as Senior Software Developer. In his new position, Sean is responsible for the design and implementation of software workflows, recruiting engineering talent, and helping support US-based customers.
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Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New Dimension
News: Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New DimensionEncore Post is a global post-production studio headquartered in Hollywood recognized with Emmy and Visual Effects Society awards. From episodic television, feature films, to branding spots. Having first set up shop in 1985, Encore quickly established itself as an industry leader in the post market, and is now a division of Deluxe Entertainment.
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ABS Installs New Production Studio fro Providence Health & Services
News: 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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Sixty Partners with Ross Video to Deliver Graphics and Studio Packages via e-commerce Platform
News: Sixty Partners with Ross Video to Deliver Graphics and Studio Packages via e-commerce PlatformTV experience company Sixty has announced that it is partnering with Ross Video to make on-air graphics and virtual studio packages available via Ross Video’s e-commerce platform. Graphics and virtual studio packages are available for news, finance, weather and sport.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
News: First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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Pebble Beach Systems Rolls Out Orca Virtualized Channel-in-a-Box at NAB
News: Pebble Beach Systems Rolls Out Orca Virtualized Channel-in-a-Box at NABMinimum Capex; Short Setup and Teardown Time for New Channels; More efficient Deployment of IT and Human Resources
At NAB 2016, on booth N5323, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will announce the worldwide launch of Orca, its new software-defined virtualized IP channel solution.
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SolidAnim Previz in Epic Fantasy Gods of Egypt
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Alex Proyas' film, Gods of Egypt, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz. The film opened February 26, 2016 and has grossed $74.6million worldwide as of March 11, 2016.
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Marquis to Launch Remote Workflow Monitoring at NAB
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has announced it will launch Medway Monitoring at NAB this year. The new solution provides the ability to monitor multiple Medway systems from anywhere with a live health check of Avid and Medway workflows through a web server, allowing monitoring to take place remotely. Marquis will demonstrate Medway Monitoring for the first time at NAB on booth SL8730. Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast explains: “Complex workflows are hampered by time consuming and repetitive operations brought on by a variety of formats. Medway is a flexible media and metadata workflow automation solution which eliminates file incompatibilities. By providing transfer and format conversion workflows for video, audio, data and metadata, Medway allows for the exchange of media and metadata between broadcast systems in a fast, transparent and cost effective way, enabling its users to operate complete file based workflow in mixed format environments.
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Avid Everywhere Transforms Workflow for twofour54
Avid MediaCentral Platform Offers Open and Reliable 4K Infrastructure to Increase Capacity, Facilitate Collaboration and Deliver Exceptional Content
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that twofour54, the Middle East’s most awarded post production house, has streamlined and centralized its production processes by leveraging the advanced media management solutions from the Avid Media Suite and implementing an Avid Service Level Agreement. Harnessing the power of Avid Everywhere™, the facility can now offer its clients a reliable, flexible and cost-effective end-to-end 4K workflow based on the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform.
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4th FAI World Air Games 2015 Opening Ceremony
News: 4th FAI World Air Games 2015 Opening CeremonyBlackTrax tracks moving spherical projection surface alongside live performers
Working with Dynamic Motion, Protec delivered expert video design services and technology including BlackTrax real-time motion tracking at the grand opening ceremony of World Air Games 2015 held at the beachside coastal location of Sky Dive Dubai, UAE in late 2015.
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Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec Technology
News: Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec TechnologyComprimato JPEG2000 Component Option for Vantage Reduces Cost and Saves Time for Archiving, Edit Master and IMF Workflows
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Comprimato, a unique JPEG2000 software codec is now available as a component option for Vantage systems operating on Lightspeed server hardware. Comprimato accelerates the decoding and encoding of JPEG2000 based video, utilizing the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) power of Telestream’s Lightspeed servers. The combined solution is ideal for IMF deliveries to Netflix.
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RCS & Vizrt to Debut Graphics Solution for Euro 2016 & Copa America Broadcasts at NAB 2016
RCS and Vizrt collaborate to bring networks specialized version of LaunchPad for upcoming soccer competition coverage
With fan excitement building for Euro 2016 and Copa America, Reality Check Systems (RCS) is teaming up with Vizrt to offer a specialized version of LaunchPad - its interactive solution used by broadcasters worldwide - to facilitate plug-and-play full screen graphics and highlight analysis for studio programming surrounding the soccer competitions. The intuitive technology, which fuses Opta data with dynamic RCS templates, the Vizrt graphics and video compositing solution Viz Engine, and Viz Libero 3D analysis toolset, will be on display in 4K at NAB 2016 in Vizrt booth #SL2417.
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Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis
News: Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With FacilisAward-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis Facilis Technology shared storage enables in-house media department to collaborate efficiently and share large volumes of content
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ABS Builds New Video Production Facilities for Bates Technical College
News: ABS Builds New Video Production Facilities for Bates Technical CollegeThe Digital Media Program at Bates Technical College, a public college based in Tacoma, Wash., officially moved into its new facilities on Jan. 4. Integrated by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), the video production workspace is housed in the new Advanced Technology Center on the Central/Mohler Campus.
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Guitar Center Professional Sources New Sound System for Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.’s Legendary Jazz Club
News: Guitar Center Professional Sources New Sound System for Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.’s Legendary Jazz ClubBlues Alley is one of the country’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Since 1965 the legendary Washington, D.C. venue has hosted a who’s who of jazz greats including Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, McCoy Tyner and dozens more.
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Telestream Announces Open Workflows for File-based Transcoding Automation
News: Telestream Announces Open Workflows for File-based Transcoding AutomationTelestream® today announced Vantage Open Workflows, a new time saving encoding capabilities within its Vantage file-based media processing platform which create significant efficiencies in multiscreen broadcasting operations. Vantage Open Workflows will be showcased at NAB on booth SL4525.
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High-End Presentation Design Firm Abracadabra Relies on FOR-A Video Switchers
News: High-End Presentation Design Firm Abracadabra Relies on FOR-A Video SwitchersCalifornia-based Abracadabra Presentation Graphics, Inc. has produced its large-scale events, corporate videos and presentations with FOR-A switchers for a decade. Having had much success with two of FOR-A’s HVS-110 portable video switchers, the company didn’t hesitate to select another FOR-A unit when they recently were in need of a larger switcher. Abracadabra chose FOR-A’s new HVS-2000 unit. The new switcher’s first big test was when Abracadabra worked with entertainment technology company, FNTech, for production of a cloud computing conference held last October in Tokyo.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Avid Technology Announces Next Milestone in Company Transformation
News: Avid Technology Announces Next Milestone in Company TransformationGrowing Maturation of Avid Media Central Platform Enables Additional Annualized Efficiency Gains of up to $68 Million
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) (“Avid” or “the Company”), a leading technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced actions estimated to yield up to $68 million of annualized efficiency gains and the closing of a new $105 million senior secured credit facility as the Company continues to execute on its multi-year strategic, financial and operational transformation, on track and scheduled for completion by Mid-2017.
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MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINA
News: MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINAMilk Visual Effects co-founder is second-ever VFX female Oscar winner, and only third-ever nominee
Independent VFX studio Milk Visual Effects’ Co-Founder Sara Bennett has won an Academy Award® for Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, alongside the VFX team from Double Negative – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd 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 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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Avid Customers Bring Home BRIT Awards With the Help of Award-Winning Audio Solutions
Winners and Nominees Embraced Avid Everywhere to Create Award-Winning Songs and Albums at the U.K.’s Most Prestigious Music Awards Ceremony
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its many customers recognized for their craft as winners and nominees at this year’s BRIT Awards, held at The O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, February 24. An overwhelming number of the world’s most respected artists embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using Avid Artist Suite creative solutions, including the industry-standard digital audio software Avid Pro Tools®, to craft internationally acclaimed songs and albums.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
News: Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer Titler
News: Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer TitlerAutomated Vantage Service for File-Based Title Generation Automates the creation of animated titles, slates, and graphical elements as part of a Vantage Post Producer iterative content workflow
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Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”
News: Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”Astucemedia’s U.S. elections data platform enables monitoring and ingest of realtime AP data to support editorial analysis and graphics displays
Astucemedia—a leading provider of creative and technical services and data management software for cutting edge broadcast graphics and branding—provided data integration and graphics implementation services to Al Jazeera America (AJAM) for its live coverage of the 2016 U.S. primaries and caucuses.
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SMPTE to Host Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age
Society Draws Industry Leaders for Two-Day Event Delving Into Nature and Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Delivery of a Connected Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will host the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference (formerly Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) from June 27-28 at the Heritage Theater in Campbell, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore the impact of emerging technologies on current and future delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience. ETCA registration is now open, and early bird pricing is available through April 2.
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Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy Award
News: Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy AwardRichard Chuang, a distinguished member of the Cogswell College Board of Directors, a true Pioneer of Digital Animation, and the co-inventor of one of the very first Digital Animation Pipelines, has just received (on Feb. 13th) his second Academy Award® for his groundbreaking design work of the PDI/DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.
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Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016
News: Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016New Vantage functionality minimizes CDN distribution costs whilst assuring optimum moving image quality
At BVE, Telestream® (stand K06), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions will debut major new functionality within its Flagship enterprise-class software product - Vantage®. The company reports that this new feature represents a quantum progression in Vantage’s multiscreen OTT distribution capabilities, empowering content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently package, monetize and distribute their media over multiple delivery networks.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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mxfSPEEDRAIL and GRB - a long lasting relationship
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced that GRB Entertainment, a global reference in reality show production has been using mxfSPEEDRAIL within their production workflows for more than two years. During this time, mxfSPEEDRAIL has proven to be a critical part of the ingest workflow, having a major role in the process that allows GRB to continue its endeavor to challenge viewers with programming geared to the highest common denominator.
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Gianni Nunnari's Hollywood Gang To Develop Live-action Motion Picture Based On Popular "winx Club" Television Series
Gianni Nunnari’s Warner Bros-based Hollywood Gang announced today that they have partnered with Mr. Iginio Straffi, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Group, the most important Italian Animation studio, to develop and produce a live-action motion picture inspired by the animated and highly popular global Winx Club television series.
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Oishii Creative Develops YouTube & On-Air Content For BET’s “Zoe Ever After”
News: Oishii Creative Develops YouTube & On-Air Content For BET’s “Zoe Ever After”Creative solutions company Oishii Creative recently worked with BET to create a promotions package for their new sitcom Zoe Ever After. The package includes 15 makeup tutorials for BET’s YouTube channel, as well as a :30 on-air spot intended to drive traffic to the channel, which supports the new program. The season finale airs on Tuesday, 2/16 at 10 pm ET/PT.
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Telestream To Introduce New Workflow Enhancements to Vantage Platform at NAB 2016
News: Telestream To Introduce New Workflow Enhancements to Vantage Platform at NAB 2016Featuring New Captioning & Subtitling Options, Enhanced OTT Distribution Capabilities, and Enhanced Workflows that Enable Parallel Processing while Content Ingests
At NAB 2016 on booth SL 4525, Telestream will unveil major new functionality for its Vantage® media processing platform. This enterprise-class transcoding and workflow automation software allows content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize and distribute their media. The Vantage platform is based on a flexible service-oriented architecture that is made up of discrete services and connectors that combine to create powerful automated workflows – all in a single, unified system.
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Groundbreaking interactive director Austin Mayer joins Leviathan...
President Chad Hutson, executive creative director Jason White and their colleagues at conceptual design studio Leviathan are very proud to announce the addition of interactive director Austin Mayer.
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Bose Professional Expands the F1 Loudspeaker Family to Offer a Wider Range of Installation Options
Bose® Professional has expanded its F1 Flexible Array Loudspeaker product line, to include a new passive full range model and a full suite of mounting brackets. Together with a powered model introduced in 2015, both Bose F1 loudspeaker models are ideal for portable and installed applications.
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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Avid Congratulates Its Customers Nominated for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Editors Embrace Avid Everywhere to Cut the Most Celebrated Films and Television Shows of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its customers in the professional video editing community for their outstanding achievements at the 2016 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held on January 29 in Los Angeles. An overwhelming number of award winners and nominees embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using the industry’s most proven and trusted video editing software Avid Media Composer®.
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Telestream Hires Scott Murray
News: Telestream Hires Scott MurrayTelestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that it has hired broadcast technology industry veteran Scott Murray as a Product Manager, working on the Company's flagship Vantage® media processing platform. Murray will be responsible for managing the development of the Vantage framework to ensure the product's continued market and technology leadership.
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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KSAT Boosts Broadcast Production with SSL C10 and Network I/O
News: KSAT Boosts Broadcast Production with SSL C10 and Network I/O"The sound quality is impressive, and the dynamics processing is more natural sounding than others we have tried”
KSAT-TV- San Antonio-based VHF digital television station (Channel 12), part of the Graham Media Group, has recently installed a Solid State Logic C10 HD Plusas its new main production console for daily news and SA Live show programming.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"
News: MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"Character FX artists from MASTERSFX (www.mastersfx.com ) have created the featured creepy doll “Brahms,” the title character starring in Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment’s horror film, The Boy.
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Avid and Focusrite – A future alliance in the making
News: Avid and Focusrite – A future alliance in the makingAvid and Focusrite express their joint commitment to a common mission: to provide Pro Tools users with the best possible audio interface and DAW experience.
Avid® and Focusrite have a history of industry-shaping collaborations, from the world’s first plug-ins to feature a fully skeuomorphic GUI (D2 and D3), to the original Focusrite-designed Mbox® interface that brought Avid Pro Tools® software to the masses, and Control|24TM, Avid’s first mid-format console. Twenty-one years after that first collaboration, Avid and Focusrite are in deep discussions once more, the results of which they look forward to announcing soon.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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