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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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PlayBox Technology Neo Powers Lorac
PlayBox Technology Neo Powers LoracLorac Communications Incorporated (LCI), one of the leading telecommunication service providers in the Caribbean and Latin America, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core of a new broadcast playout system. It includes two AirBox Neo servers configured to handle three of its managed cable channels for viewers in the Caribbean & Latin America.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th 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, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
New versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Avid Media Composer give video editing professionals new levels of production creativity and workflow efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the return of PhraseFind™ and ScriptSync® options for Avid Media Composer®, the industry’s preeminent nonlinear editing solution, giving video professionals the powerful tools and accelerated creative workflows they need to create high-quality, engaging and immersive content more efficiently. The launch of new, enhanced versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync delivers on Avid’s commitment to offering the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media on the MediaCentral® Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world.
Please join us for Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival, which runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties!
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Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Paladin's Rights Monitor Helps Wazee Digital Discover Unauthorized YouTube Content and Unlock Missed Revenue for Clients
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technology partnership with Paladin, the enterprise platform for next-generation media companies. Through the partnership, Wazee Digital will use Paladin's Rights Monitor toolset to strengthen digital rights management (DRM) services on YouTube for key rights holders and content partners, including major college sports organizations.
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WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday Tour
WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday TourBlackmagic Design today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) relies on Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers for all of its audio post production needs, including audio post production on the recent Smackdown Holiday Tour. The WWE’s VP of Post Production, Chris Argento, and his team have used Fairlight to help deliver tens of thousands of broadcast, online and social media projects across the WWE’s numerous properties.
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Focusrite Releases RedNet Control 2 Software
Focusrite Releases RedNet Control 2 Software
Major update offers improved control of larger systems
Focusrite, international leader in audio interface design, has released a major update to RedNet Control, the software system that provides remote control for products in the company's RedNet range of Dante™-based audio-over-IP systems. RedNet users the world over are employing and planning ever-larger RedNet systems, and RedNet Control 2 was developed in response to this trend. Feedback and comments from users played an important role in the new system's development.
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Bittree Launches High-Performance 12G+ Single-Link Patching Systems for 4K and 8K Applications
New solutions bring company’s renowned quality and dependability to broadcast and professional A/V infrastructures beyond HD while simplifying connectivity
Bittree, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio and video patchbays and patch panels, is extending its hallmarks of design excellence and trusted reliability to next-generation video infrastructures with the introduction of its new 12G+ BNC Coaxial Bulkhead Patch Panel series and 12G+ Mini-WECO (Midsize) Coaxial Patchbay family.
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The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative Awards
The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative AwardsRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, is the winner of the 2017 “VFX/Post Production Creative Award” from Connections’ Le Book West Coast Creative Awards.
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Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
The Feb. 19 Ceremony at L.A. Live will Honor Ryan Murphy, Emmy®-nominated Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz
Beverly Center, one of the premier fashion destinations in Los Angeles, joins as an official Platinum Sponsor for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) 2017 Annual Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. In addition, Beverly Center will be a yearly sponsor of the guild, supporting multiple programs. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Cameras
Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K CamerasHollywood Rivera Studios (Torrance, CA), specializing in eSports productions, live in-studio shows, mobile production truck rentals and more, has purchased sixPanasonic AK-UC3000 4K studio/EFP cameras. According to company owner Rolando Nichols, "The UC3000 camera systems deliver the convenience of a live multi-camera system with the cinematic look our clients are looking for, while at the same time they prepare us for 4K production."
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Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid tools and workflows help enable FOX Sports’ production teams to collaborate remotely, maximize their media assets and engage viewers with compelling content across multiple platforms, including immersive VR experiences
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media will play a key role during FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LI, taking place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Avid solutions will enable FOX Sports to facilitate collaboration between production teams located over a thousand miles apart, give all editors immediate access to the footage they need, and create an immersive virtual reality experience for viewers as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
Speakers To Share Stories and Tips for Game, Animation, Automotive, VR and Design Projects; Livestream Planned for February 9
On February 9, Modo users can learn from the masters at Modo Live, a free Foundry event held at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation. Presentations from the six speakers will also be livestreamed, starting at 7:00 p.m. PST.
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Experts, Artists from the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Head to The Desert
Experts, Artists from the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Head to The Desert
Speakers from Jaunt, RSA, Radiant Images and More Will Present at TR-X
The day before the official start of the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, on 20 February, the VR/AR community will come together at TR-X (Tech Retreat eXtra) for a full afternoon of engagement with the thought leaders, experts, and storytellers of Virtual and Augmented Reality. A second TR-X will focus on the latest developments in the ATSC. While the HPA Tech Retreat has long been recognized as an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with a world-class roster of well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business, TR-X offers that same pedigree in a smaller group with a single focus. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place in Indian Wells, California, near Palm Springs.
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Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"
Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"Syndrome Studio, an award winning creative studio specializing in design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has just created a comprehensive, on-air and on-stage graphics package for the 2017 "People’s Choice Awards." The awards show, which aired on CBS on January 18th, was the 7th consecutive year that Syndrome Studio worked closely with Mark Burnett Productions to create the broadcast and stage content for the event.
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Telestream Demonstrates Field-proven Solutions for Turning Video into Revenue at NAB 2017
Telestream Demonstrates Field-proven Solutions for Turning Video into Revenue at NAB 2017
New Formats, Live Streaming, New Distribution and Monetization Solutions for Social and OTT Channels
At NAB 2017, on booth SL3316, Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will be demonstrating a full complement of tools to move video from ingest to any screen: efficiently handling all the latest formats and standards, including HDR, IMF, 4k and UHD, integrating social media into the broadcast workflow, and monetizing content through live event and live linear streaming.
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Live Virtual Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygène
Live Virtual Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygène
The Paris concert was streamed live using Elemental Live's 4K video encoder fed from the Nokia OZO camera’s eight lenses
Virtual reality is bringing music fans from around the globe to today’s most exciting concerts. September offered a live VR video concert by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Berlin. Last month, legendary electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a rare performance, which was made available to worldwide fans via live VR video from Paris.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th 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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Imagine Communications IP3 Router Selected by BBC Studioworks for New Facility
Imagine Communications IP3 Router Selected by BBC Studioworks for New Facility
Reliability and readiness for IP, HDR and 4K are key requirements for greenfield site in West London
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, is providing its Platinum IP3 technology for the core routing infrastructure for the new technology platform at BBC Studioworks' Television Centre studios. The recently redeveloped Television Centre, the BBC's long-term home, will include three large studios and post production facilities integrated into a mixed-use site. The new studios are part of a greenfield development, providing BBC Studioworks with the opportunity to supply the technology behind a state-of-the-art modern production facility essentially from scratch.
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Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Original Blockbuster Games in Development at Award-Winning Square Enix Studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal
/PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics®, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.
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Broadcast RF gets Lost in London
Broadcast RF gets Lost in LondonBroadcast RF today announced that it supplied the full turnkey wireless solution for the 100 minute comedy, Lost in London, written, directed and starred in by Woody Harrelson, that is the first ever Hollywood movie to be broadcast live to more than 500 cinemas in the USA and one cinema in London.
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Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Two 970 recorders help capture every musical note from instruments, singers, and actors alike when a jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in L.A.
From an early age, production sound mixer, Steven A. Morrow, CAS, knew that his passion for movies would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. What began as a teenage hobby making films has since turned into a full-time career recording sound for a wide range of prominent films and television series, including the critically acclaimed musical comedy La La Land, which has earned him an Oscar® nomination for Best Sound Mixing and other prestigious award nominations from the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
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Wazee Digital Promotes Greg Loose to CTO
Wazee Digital Promotes Greg Loose to CTOWazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that it has promoted Greg Loose to chief technology officer. In his new role, Loose oversees all technology that powers the company, including engineering, product, and IT functions.
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Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"
Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"FOX TV series "The Exorcist" reimagines the saga of the 1973 feature film in present day Chicago, following Father Tomas Ortega as he tries to save the Rance family. For the show’s opening titles, the network turned to Method Studios to craft an elegantly eerie opening sequence with sinister overtones.
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Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017
Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017Camera Corps, the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of speciality camera systems, reports a flying start to 2017, partnering with IMG Productions in a highly innovative project for the BDO World Darts Championships.
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PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo Powers PSI Broadcasting, Thailand
PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo Powers PSI Broadcasting, Thailand
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
PSI Broadcasting, Thailand's largest satellite TV platform provider has expanded its playout facilities by upgrading to latest-generation AirBox Neo servers from PlayBox Technology. A long-established PlayBox Technology customer, PSI transmits its own channel, Saradee, and provides playout services to third-party clients.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen Content
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen ContentFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions (VWSE Productions), the world leader in video board production for major sporting events, is relying on several Facilis TerraBlock shared storage systems to produce big screen content for both their onsite production departments and for use offsite during major sporting events.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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THX Redefines Audio And Video Streaming Experience With New Certification Program
THX Redefines Audio And Video Streaming Experience With New Certification Program
New Streaming Program Marks Latest Advancement in THX Certification & Quality Assurance
/PRNewswire/ -- THX Ltd., global leader in the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, will partner with content creators, service providers, and distributors to provide a new audio and video streaming quality certification program. The program will help streaming companies perfect their encoding and delivery methods for various challenges specific to streaming; guaranteeing consumers experience the highest possible quality of audio and visuals.
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Wazee Digital Welcomes Josh Hatter as Vice President of Operations
Wazee Digital Welcomes Josh Hatter as Vice President of OperationsWazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that Josh Hatter has joined the company as vice president of operations. In that role, Hatter is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations and has also taken over primary responsibility for further developing existing accounts. Account managers, media services, customer support, and workflow services all report directly to Hatter.
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IHSE to Demo KVM Solution at NAMM 2017 as feature of Avid ProTools
IHSE to Demo KVM Solution at NAMM 2017 as feature of Avid ProTools
NAMM Attendees Can Experience the Benefits of IHSE's Default KVM Protocol Integrated Into Pro Tools | S6 Systems
IHSE USA will showcase the latest KVM network capabilities integrated into the Avid Pro Tools | S6 audio control surface at the 2017 NAMM Show, Jan. 19-22 in Anaheim, California. The IHSE KVM solution, based on the Draco tera compact switch with HDMI extenders over Cat X, will be on display with a Pro Tools | S6 workstation in Avid's booth, 6400.
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Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live.
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TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Voxafrica TV has expanded its presentation resources with the purchase of a multichannel PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo television playout system. The new installation was supplied and engineered by UK-based system integrator TNP Broadcast. It is located at the channel's headquarters in the prestigious Battersea Studios media hub, south west London.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
Featuring Picture-on-Wall Design, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Color Science Expertise by Technicolor, Most Premium OLED TV Delivers Unrivaled Home Cinema Experience
LG Electronics (LG) took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil its newest top-of-the-line LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W as the pinnacle of its new line-up of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. Featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ sound, the new line-up includes a total of ten different models, highlighted by the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award winner, the 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W exemplified by its Picture-on-Wall design.
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ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
Dreamsworks founder and head to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Telestream Demonstrates Advances in Live Streaming, Video Transcoding, QC & automation at BVE 2017
Telestream Demonstrates Advances in Live Streaming, Video Transcoding, QC & automation at BVE 2017
New Vantage features and Vidchecker integration enhance consumer experience and customer profitability
Telestream® (stand N22), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use BVE 2017 to provide UK debuts for significant new developments in both hardware and software products for streaming and workflow automation. Furthermore, it will be the first UK trade show since Telestream acquired file-based quality control specialist, Vidcheck. The company will showcase the integration between Vidchecker and Vantage, highlighting latest updates in Vidchecker, and the operational efficiencies these two platforms bring to their users.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers "Passengers"
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers "Passengers"
Supervising Sound Editor Will Files, Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell and crew invent the sound of the future for space love story.
Passengers, from Director Morten Tyldum and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is a futuristic love story set on a mammoth spaceship carrying thousands of passengers, kept in sleep chambers, to a distant planet. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt play two of those passengers who, through an equipment malfunction, awaken 90 years early.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic Design
Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that global media company Fullscreen uses several Blackmagic cameras, including three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras and four Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio cameras, as well as numerous Blackmagic Design live production products, to deliver original programming to the recently launched Fullscreen platform.
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7 New Tools added to Substance Designer (Scan blending, photogrammetry, weathering)
7 New Tools added to Substance Designer (Scan blending, photogrammetry, weathering)
Digital Material Authoring Software Introduces New Tools and Filters for Photogrammetric Workflows
Today, Allegorithmic releases Substance Designer 5.6, a free update that adds seven new tools and filters to the industry-leading digital material authoring software, including solutions for both scanned and photogrammetric workflows.
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Wanda Studios, Qingdao Chooses Xytech to Support Operations
Wanda Studios, Qingdao Chooses Xytech to Support Operations
One of the world’s largest production environments selects MediaPulse for facility management
Xytech MediaPulse, the industry-leading facility management platform for media and broadcast companies, has been selected by Wanda Studios, Qingdao to help define and manage operations from the ground up at the $8.2-billion-dollar addition to the company’s entertainment hub, the Movie Metropolis. The initial installation of MediaPulse is now live and full deployment is anticipated by the completion of the studio in the coming months.
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Visionary Solutions teams with CUK Audio as its Distributor in the United Kingdom
Visionary Solutions teams with CUK Audio as its Distributor in the United Kingdom
CUK provides comprehensive AV systems solutions, as well as custom systems design, demonstrations and training, acoustic modeling, DSP programming, and user interface design.
Visionary Solutions, Inc., a leader in innovative high-bandwidth video networking solutions, has announced the appointment of CUK Audio as its distributor in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2005, CUK Audio has grown to become one of the country's foremost distributors of AV technology, covering a wide range of disciplines including commercial AV, broadcast, live performance, recording, conferencing, security and more. CUK provides comprehensive AV systems solutions, as well as custom systems design, demonstrations and training, acoustic modeling, DSP programming, and user interface design.
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Imagine Communications Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments
Imagine Communications Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments
Industry veterans bring decades of experience to company's forward-looking solution and services initiatives
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, announced the appointment of several executives to head pivotal product and services initiatives that are designed to be critical contributors to the company's ongoing mission to advance the media & entertainment industry through an orderly and affordable transition to an agile and versatile technology foundation.
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Trans7 Chooses PlayBox Technology Production AirBox Neo
Trans7 Chooses PlayBox Technology Production AirBox NeoIndonesian national television broadcaster Trans7 has expanded the broadcast playout facilities at its Jakarta headquarters with the purchase of a PlayBox Technology Production AirBox Neo. Part of the TransCorp media group, Trans7 transmits a wide range of programmes in high-definition and standard-definition via terrestrial UHF plus a streaming online channel.
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NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ Automatically Detects Panasonic IP Cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series Workflows
NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ Automatically Detects Panasonic IP Cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series Workflows
Identifies any compatible Panasonic IP cameras anywhere on your network. For a limited time, Panasonic will be offering a complimentary Newtek AutoLink for Panasonic license.
Sports Video Group Summit News –– Panasonic announced today the NewTek AutoLink™ for Panasonic PTZ, a software application allowing users to connect IP-ready Panasonic professional video cameras to a network and detect their presence automatically from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. With NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ, Panasonic IP cameras detected on a network become immediately available for use in NDI-based video production workflows without any additional configuration.
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USITT Advances Theatre Industry with Investment In Rigging Safety, Gateway Diversity, and Innovation Research Grants
USITT Advances Theatre Industry with Investment In Rigging Safety, Gateway Diversity, and Innovation Research GrantsThe United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Board of Directors has committed an unprecedented $500,000 to increase the impact of some of the organization’s most important programs: Rigging Safety, Gateway Diversity, and Innovation Research Grants. USITT is the nation’s leading professional organization for practitioners of theatre design and technology. The Institute has been creating opportunities and promoting dialogue, research, and learning since it was founded in 1960. Today it has grown to include members at all levels of their careers and is the leader in lifelong learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry.
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Christie celebrates 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation
Christie celebrates 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation
Christie is demonstrating its technological leadership with a showcase of complete cinema solutions at CineAsia 2016
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, celebrated its 400th Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system installation with Showtime Cinemas in Taiwan. Christie Vive Audio features efficient ribbon driver technology and a unique parabolic line array design in a single compact cabinet to deliver exceptionally even coverage throughout any auditorium. Christie is demonstrating its technological leadership with a showcase of complete cinema solutions at CineAsia 2016, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, December 6-8.
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IABM and BVE Announce Strategic Partnership for 2017
IABM and BVE Announce Strategic Partnership for 2017
International media technology suppliers trade body and leading UK entertainment and media technology event collaborate to deliver bigger, better and more focused show for delegates London, UK
IABM today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with BVE, the UK’s leading entertainment and media technology event. The partnership will see IABM and BVE working together throughout the year to ensure members and exhibitors benefit from a greater combined package across the two organizations. BVE 2017 will take place from 28th February – 2nd March 2017 at ExCeL London.
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Pegula Sports and Entertainment Relies on TVU Networks for Buffalo Bills & Sabres Sports Coverage
Pegula Sports and Entertainment Relies on TVU Networks  for Buffalo Bills & Sabres Sports Coverage
The Upstate NY Professional Sports Teams Use TVU Networks’ Video Transmission Technology To Deliver More Content To Fans Easier and Faster
TVU Networks announces that Buffalo’s NFL Bills and NHL Sabres teams have been relying on its video transmission solutions for game coverage. Both teams are newly under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) and part of the One Buffalo sports family. The teams now have their own production team of videographers and producers for live coverage of both home and away games. The Buffalo Bills have been using TVU Networks’ TVU One cellular 4G/LTE portable IP video transmitter and TVU receiver as part of its production package for the past few seasons, and the technology was brought forth for use at PSE. The Sabres recently purchased a second TVU One exclusively for use during hockey season, which kicked off in October.
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theHunter: Call of the Wild Gameplay Trailer Now Available
theHunter: Call of the Wild Gameplay Trailer Now AvailableFollowing last week’s reveal, Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds are now excited to share the Gameplay Trailer for theHunter: Call of the Wild, a next-generation hunting experience set in a vast open world. The Gameplay Trailer, all rendered by Apex – Avalanche Studios Open World Engine – shows off diverse gameplay, uniquely lifelike visuals, an immersive soundscape and levels of detail previously never seen in a hunting game.
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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Educational Experiences for New England School of Communications at Husson University
HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Educational Experiences for New England School of Communications at Husson University
Z-HD5000 and Z-HD6000 cameras cost-effectively deliver outstanding quality, reliability and ease of use as students gain valuable knowledge and practical skills
The New England School of Communications at Husson University (NESCom) has a goal of providing its students with second-to-none facilities, equipment and instruction that deliver a superior learning experience. In support of that mission, NESCom added three Z-HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to the school’s existing Z-HD5000 cameras for studio and field production.
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The Artery Enters Into Special Artistic Collaboration with Cannes Gold Lion Winning Video Artist Ronen Sharabani
The Artery Enters Into Special Artistic Collaboration with Cannes Gold Lion Winning Video Artist Ronen SharabaniRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which is actively expanding its award winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world, has established a special artistic collaboration with acclaimed Video Artist Ronen Sharabani, a 2006 Cannes Gold Lion Prize winner. Vico Sharabani, The Artery’s Founder and Creative Director, as well as a brother of Ronen Sharabani, made the announcement.
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IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference
IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business ConferenceIABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference Outstanding winners raise the bar yet again for future contenders IABM today announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference which took place in London on 1st and 2nd December 2016. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in four key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry which IABM regards as key to its ongoing health and success. A fifth award – Honorary Membership of IABM - is made to an individual who has played a major role in the development of the industry and contributed to the advancement of IABM over the course of their career.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
Experience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" Launch
New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" LaunchFans of Bojangles', the iconic restaurant brand, from across the Southeast are celebrating the return of its one-of-a-kind Cinnamon Biscuit. The news is spreading fast by word-of-mouth and via the brand's integrated #CinnamonBiscuitIsBack campaign, which includes a new :30 television spot produced by full-service independent agency BooneOakley and creative production company Wondersmith. The new "Cinnamon Biscuits" spot recently debuted on broadcast and cable outlets in major markets across Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia.
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Octopus Newsroom celebrated a highly successful 2016 and their 17th anniversary
Octopus Newsroom celebrated a highly successful 2016 and their 17th anniversaryWith over 200 customers and 50 MOS partner companies, Octopus Newsroom celebrated a highly successful 2016 and their 17th anniversary. Highlights included intensive use of the Octopus Mobile App by broadcast networks covering the summer sports in Rio de Janeiro and covering the US elections. The past 12 months have seen a series of new Octopus system installations plus major extension of the company's global presence. New offices have been opened in the Thai capital, Bangkok, (headed by APAC director Miro Rusko) and in San Francisco (headed by Gene Sudduth as national sales director for North America).
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF Essentials
SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF Essentials
Led by Industry Experts, Online Program Facilitates Optimal Implementation of the Next-Gen Mastering Format Interoperable Master Format Family of Standards
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is partnering with industry experts to deliver "IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know," an educational program focused on the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) family of standards (SMPTE ST 2067). This latest addition to the SMPTE Virtual Classroom is designed to provide media mastering and services professionals — from developers to operations staff — a comprehensive understanding of how this component-based high-fidelity format addresses the proliferation of content versions (video, audio, and timed text) needed to service distribution channels worldwide.
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RT Software introduces integrated 2D graphics and playout solution
RT Software introduces integrated 2D graphics and playout solutionRT Software, a worldwide provider of real-time graphics solutions, has announced the launch of tOG-2d Pro, a powerful single box 2D graphics solution. tOG-2d Pro features integrated playout control, high quality graphics and preview options and is ideal for applications requiring standard overlay graphics for sports, news or entertainment. The solution is built on the success of the company’s established tOG-3d platform and provides customers with an extremely cost-effective solution based on off-the-shelf hardware.
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Visual Data Drives New Business Growth with Telestream Vantage Platform
Visual Data Drives New Business Growth with Telestream Vantage PlatformTelestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Visual Data Media Services, one of the largest media processing and distribution service companies in the world, is relying on intelligent workflow management provided by Telestream Vantage media processing platform to transform its business model. Using Vantage, Visual Data has created an assembly line approach to digital manufacturing that has improved its bottom line, and enabled the company to build substantial new revenue streams.
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Dejero Recognized by Deloitte for Third Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies
Dejero Recognized by Deloitte for Third Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies
Leading technology company, Dejero ranks again and proves continued growth and success
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced that it has been ranked 37 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ list, the prestigious award program that celebrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector. This marks the third year that Dejero has been awarded this accolade and showcases the company’s continued growth and technological distinction.
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Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engleman and Oscar®-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The black tie event will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at LA Live. The announcement was made today by IATSE Local 706 president Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative Director
Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative DirectorRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery -- which is actively expanding its award-winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world -- has launched an Experiential Arm and, concurrently, has named acclaimed digital artist Yaron Tsinman as the new unit’s Creative Director. Deborah Sullivan, Executive Producer/Managing Director, The Artery, made the announcement. The Artery’s new Experiential Arm will create transformative and immersive experiences for a diverse range of global clients. The company’s services in this arena will begin with the development of experiential experiences from initial concept, guided by both research and development, to bring each client’s vision to life. The new services offered will include high-end content creation, visuals, technology and production. The Artery’s uniquely curated teams will utilize their strong technological and production expertise for these new projects, coupled with their proven brand marketing experience.
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Zanim8tion helps bring Pandora to life with AV Stumpfl’s Wings Vioso
Zanim8tion helps bring Pandora to life with AV Stumpfl’s Wings Vioso
Visit AV Stumpfl at Booth #1671, IAAPA, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, 15-18 November 2016
For a three-month showcase starting December 7, 2016 in Taipei City, AVATAR™: Discover Pandora touring exhibition is based around the science and technology of the creatures and environments of James Cameron’s highest grossing film, Avatar. Zanim8tion provided the playback and programming using AV Stumpfl®’s Wings Vioso software suite. The project was fully supported by distribution partner, VIOSO.
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Trius is New German Partner for Visionary Solutions
Trius is New German Partner for Visionary SolutionsVisionary Solutions, Inc., a leader in innovative high-bandwidth video networking solutions, has appointed Trius Pro-AV GmbH as its new distributor in Germany. For more than two decades, Trius has been an influential distributor of professional audio and video technologies in Germany, introducing a number of high-profile international firms to the region. The company is one of Germany's foremost distributors of AV technology, covering the Professional and Installed audio and video, Live Sound, and Music sectors with sales and support across the entire country.
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Dreams become reality with BlackTrax
Dreams become reality with BlackTraxThe official BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system representative for Russia is Dream Laser, experts in laser shows, video projection mapping and multimedia performances of any size, scale and complexity. Their main feature is that all their projects are implemented with the help of its own equipment, their own technical team and own design team.
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Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Hurt Will Join Key Broadcast Industry Professionals to Advise IABM on Regional Issues and Advocate for North American Media Technology Suppliers
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Andy Hurt, the company's senior vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected to join the IABM North America Regional Council. Hurt joins 13 other broadcast industry professionals on the new council, charged with promoting local issues and providing advocacy for the North American broadcast and media technology industry. The new IABM North America Regional Council held its first meeting on Nov. 10 at the 2016 NAB Show New York.
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Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Four-time Emmy® winner will be honored at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on Feb. 19, 2017
Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, director and screenwriter, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild 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 will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPA
AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPA
Visit AV Stumpfl at IAAPA 16, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Booth #1671, 15-18 November 2016
AV Stumpfl® will exhibit the Wings Engine Raw 8K uncompressed media server for the first time at Booth 1671 at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016. As attractions and theme parks work on new ways to excite audiences through gripping visual information, storytelling and creative use of immersive displays, the demand for truly reliable and uncompressed playout solutions is steadily growing.
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Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch Software
Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch SoftwareJK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced support of an all new live stitching and streaming full-spherical 360° videos from their KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR cameras. The newly added feature is made possible thanks to the latest version of VideoStitch Vahana VR software developed by VideoStitch Inc., a leader in virtual reality solutions.
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Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox Neo
Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox NeoBright TV, one of Thailand's most highly respected broadcasters, has upgraded its playout system to a PlayBox Technology ProductionAirbox Neo. "Bright TV has been using a PlayBox Technology AirBox system very successfully for the past three years," comments the network's senior broadcast technician Ampol Phimphila. "Upgrading to a ProductionAirBox Neo enables us to make greater use of studio insertion, handling a wider range of file formats and extending the output to four channels.
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StreamGuys Launches 'IsMyStreamUp' Automated Monitoring Service
StreamGuys Launches 'IsMyStreamUp' Automated Monitoring Service
New standalone offering brings powerful, 24/7 stream monitoring to more users in an affordable, self-serve, CDN-agnostic solution
StreamGuys, a pioneering content delivery network and streaming media provider, has launched IsMyStreamUp, a fully-automated, cloud-based service that enables users of any CDN or streaming platform to continually monitor the status of their Internet streams, critical content assets and production workflows.
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Telestream Highlights Advances in File-based Workflow Solutions at NAB New York
Telestream Highlights Advances in File-based Workflow Solutions at NAB New York
Showcasing Solutions For Multi-Platform Live & On-demand Streaming, Transcoding and Workflow Automation, QC &
At NAB Show New York 2016, Telestream® (booth 1414), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will showcase scalable broadcast quality live streaming solutions, the latest advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and a new suite of QC tools. Visitors to the Telestream booth will be able to see demonstrations of Vantage, Telestream's powerful, scalable, software-enabled media processing platform that manages all media services from the camera to the point of distribution.
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Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New York
Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New York
Camera Corps specialises in providing remote camera solutions for reality television shows as well as very large-scale sports, entertainment and stage events.
Camera Corps will demonstrate examples from its range of specialised broadcast cameras at the 2016 NAB Show, New York, November 9-10. Exhibiting on the Vitec Videocom stand, 625, Camera Corps will be represented by operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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