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Avid Showcases New Innovations for Audio, Expanded Partnerships at AES 2016
Avid Showcases New Innovations for Audio, Expanded Partnerships at AES 2016New workflow updates, flexible offerings, and expanded partnerships offer audio professionals the foundation to create high-quality content more efficiently and affordably
AES (Booth #303) – Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of new audio editing innovations and flexible options for accessing its flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset. Fulfilling key promises of Avid Everywhere™, these advancements, enabled by the MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and affordably.
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Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering DevelopmentNcam’s real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality is recognised for enhancing the viewer experience
Ncam announced today that its real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality (AR) has been honoured with an Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development’ by the Academy of Television Arts and Science (primetime).
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Match TV Harnesses the Power of Avid Studio Suite to Create Stunning Sports Coverage and Boost Revenue Streams
Match TV Harnesses the Power of Avid Studio Suite to Create Stunning Sports Coverage and Boost Revenue StreamsAvid graphics solutions enables Russian public sports broadcaster to create compelling graphics and promotions for global sporting events
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Match TV, the Russian public sports broadcaster, is relying on the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and the Avid Studio Suite for the creation of world-class graphics packages for national and global sporting events. Match TV also recently added Avid Invictus to its extensive Avid graphics toolset in order to enhance its live sporting events.
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SMPTE Summits to Define Requirements for Next Generation Critical Industry Standard
Media Production, Postproduction, VFX, and Show Control Professionals Are Invited to Provide Input for New 'Time Label' Standard
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 that it will host a series of Time Code Summits to gather user community feedback that will contribute to the creation of a new "Time Label" standard. As the next-generation standard to SMPTE Time Code™, widely viewed as one of the most important standards in the audio/video industry, the new Time Label standard will address the continuing, new, and emerging requirements of handling media across the cinema, broadcast, theatrical, music recording, concert, live entertainment, and theme park markets.
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Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Transmitters Helped Catch 'The Runner'
Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Transmitters Helped Catch 'The Runner'LIVE+ EnGo mobile transmitters and LIVE+ Mobile App transport nearly 100 GB of daily content from across the US back to Los Angeles editing team
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 its mobile transmitters for live broadcast were used extensively for the production of The Runner, a groundbreaking reality competition series that played out over the course of 30 days – July 1 through July 30, 2016 – with three episodes airing live daily on a mobile, digital entertainment platform. From Executive Producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, The Runner was produced by award-winning Pilgrim Media Group and Executive Producers Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols, with Adaptive Studios’ Perrin Chiles and Marc Joubert also serving as executive producers.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its Heart
Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its HeartFrom camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 programme output, Vantage helps support France’s leading production company
Telestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest production company has recently invested in its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform. Based just outside Paris, Atlantis Television produces a wide variety of shows and supplies programmes to all the leading television channels in France, to BBC and ITV in the UK and to Endemol in Netherlands. On this project Telestream worked closely with its local partner Videlio Cap Cine.
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New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6L
New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6LEnhancements including 128 track Pro Tools recording and MADI support delivers greater flexibility and efficiency for live sound engineers
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of a new version of Avid VENUE Software for its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Delivering on some of the most requested features, significant enhancements in the VENUE 5.3 software update include, 128 track Avid Pro Tools® recording and playback over Ethernet AVB, multiple user-definable fader layouts, Matrix Spill, support for the new MADI-192 MADI Option Card, and more.
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The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of ThronesCreative and Technical Visualization Helps Realize Epic Scenes for “The Battle of the Bastards”
Artists from international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the team from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Visual Effects Plate Supervisor Eric Carney from THE THIRD FLOOR and Previs Supervisor Michelle Blok from THE THIRD FLOOR LONDON were awarded Emmy® statuettes for contributions helping lead creative and technical previs and planning work for Season 6, Episode 9 “The Battle of the Bastards.”
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight VFX Emmy this weekend. The Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" episode included significant VFX work from Deluxe's Iloura, and Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored among the winners.
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NDR Deploys Avid Studio Suite to Revamp Popular Magazine Show
Regional German public broadcaster delivers stunning television graphics with virtual studio solutions powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that German public radio and television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), a regional member of national broadcaster ARD, has implemented a next-generation virtual studio system with multiple solutions from the Avid Studio Suite. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral®Platform,the new system is helping NDR to maintain its competitive edge and revitalize one of the region’s most popular magazine programs.
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Avid Delivers Advanced Audio Post and Mixing Innovations, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid Everywhere
Avid introduces time-saving workflow improvements and flexible offerings that empower audio professionals to create the highest-quality content faster and more affordably
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced audio editing innovations and new flexible options for accessing their flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset, further delivering on key promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Avid Extends Unprecedented Openness with New Alliance Partner Innovations
Expanded Avid Alliance Partner program helps developers create platform-compatible solutions more easily, extending Avid’s status as the most open, most flexible, and most interoperable platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced new features for the Avid Alliance Partner program, including new developer testing and certification, new levels of product certification, and additional tools for creating differentiated connections to the Avid MediaCentral® Platform. These innovations deliver on the promise of Avid Everywhere™ and the industry-leading openness of the Avid platform to help professionals easily access the tools they need to create, manage, and distribute content much more efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably.
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Avid Changes the Game with Integrated Sports Workflow Solutions
End-to-end solutions for sports broadcasters who want to accelerate production, improve productivity, and deliver the highest-quality content possible to audiences
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced integrated, end-to-end sports solutions that cover every type of production, from small and mid-sized studio organizations, all the way to large broadcasters and remote productions. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, the new sports workflow provides best of breed tools tightly integrated into a single powerful solution. The sports workflow solution offers everything a sports broadcaster needs to differentiate their brands, create engaging content, and optimize the value of their media.
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Avid Demonstrates Leadership in Emerging IP and UHD Workflows
At IBC 2016, Avid showcases IP and UHD workflow innovation on the open, interoperable Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today previewed solutions for several converging technologies that are driving significant change for the media industry. By supporting real-time IP signals natively in key components of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid is accelerating the industry’s transition to IP and delivering a unified environment for file-based and live signal-based media workflows that will ease the migration to emerging image formats, including UHD.
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Avid Delivers Continued Innovation for Avid NEXIS, the Industry’s First and Only Software-Defined Storage Platform
New high-density, high-availability Avid NEXIS solutions enable large-scale broadcast and post-production organizations to accelerate production and increase efficiency
Avid®(NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced new innovations for Avid NEXIS™, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platformspecifically designed for storing and managing media. Leveraging the power of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid NEXIS provides dynamic virtualization, adaptive protection, and media-savvy collaboration so media organizations of all sizes can accelerate production and increase efficiency.The newly extended Avid NEXIS family now includes high-density and high-availability solutions that provide unrivaled reliability and performance for the most demanding environments.
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Avid Reinvents the Newsroom with a Complete Story-Centric Workflow
Powerful new story-centric workflow solves key production challenges, enabling news organizations to deliver multiple angles of a story across more viewing screens, faster than ever
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and provides the tools news teams need to plan, gather, create, collaborate, manage and deliver news to a wider range of viewers across multiple platforms. With this wide-ranging holistic approach, the story is now the center of all planning and delivery, allowing for more dynamic and organic storytelling and greater workflow agility--both inside and outside the newsroom.
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Avid Powers Success for Seven Network’s Coverage of 2016 Summer Games in Rio
Avid graphics solutions help NEP Group provide turnkey production services for the largest sports operation ever undertaken by an Australian broadcaster
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that NEP Group, Inc. embraced Avid graphics solutions to provide turnkey broadcast production services for Seven Network’s coverage of the recently concluded Summer Games in Rio. The 2016 Olympics represented the largest sports broadcast operation and most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever undertaken by an Australian organization. Avid solutions enabled NEP Group to efficiently deliver a massive amount of high-quality, engaging, and immersive content to Seven Network for distribution across a variety of channels and devices.
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Avid Selects dock10 to Become First Avid Cloud Managed Services Partner
dock10 will harness Avid Everywhere and the MediaCentral platform to provide managed media services via the cloud to its MediaCityUK clients and beyond
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has selected dock10, a leading media services provider, to become its first Cloud Managed Services Partner. Established as one of Europe’s top media services providers, providing cutting-edge platform, studio and post-production services at MediaCityUK, dock10 will use Avid Everywhere™ as a foundation to expand its offering into the global media production market.
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Avid Introduces New Product Innovations at IBC 2016 to Help Address Major Industry Challenges
Through the MediaCentral Platform, Avid helps customers deliver the highest-quality content to more channels and devices with greater efficiency, security, and profitability
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced several key innovations for the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and its associated modular application suites, continuing to deliver on the promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations and updates address the industry’s most pressing challenges so broadcast organizations and media professionals can create, distribute, and manage content more efficiently and profitably using a single common platform.
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Imagine Communications Outfits TV 2 with Future-Proof Playout Solution
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today announced the installation of a new server and storage playout network for TV 2, a national broadcaster based in Odense, Denmark. TV 2 is using Nexio+ AMP® (Advanced Media Platform) and Imagine Communications' shared storage solution to upgrade an existing Imagine installation, adding more capacity, resilience and performance. The installation is designed to fortify TV 2 with the ability to quickly and seamlessly grow its storage capacity to accommodate future technology enhancements, including Ultra High Definition (UHD) and other bandwidth-consuming services.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES SummitVisual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry.
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Pebble Beach Systems Showcases 4K Playout with Dolphin Integrated Channel System at IBC 2016
Pebble Beach Systems Showcases 4K Playout with Dolphin Integrated Channel System at IBC 2016IP or SDI flexible I/O supports a seamless evolution for organizations planning for 4K distribution now or in the future
At IBC 2016 on stand 8.C71, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will demonstrate 4K playout from the Dolphin integrated channel system. Going far beyond channel-in-a-box offerings, Dolphin’s software-defined architecture allows it to easily scale to the needs of any playout workflow either as a stand-alone, all-in-one system, or a hybrid system installed alongside third party channel delivery products.
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NITROUS Finds Success as Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House
NITROUS Finds Success as Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production HouseArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Indiana University Sets Precedent with Avid NEXIS Intelligent Media Storage
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Indiana University has invested in the MediaCentral® Platform for two new facilities, becoming one of the first customers to take delivery of the new Avid NEXISTM software-defined storage platform, and the first athletics department to invest in an Avid virtual studio. The Media School and The Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology have embraced Avid Everywhere™ to give students access to advanced media technologies and workflows.
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MAXON Announces Technical Collaboration with NVIDIA
Agreement Facilitates Scalable, Intuitive, Physically Based Rendering for 3D Artists and Designers
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, today announced a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with NVIDIA that gives MAXON access to NVIDIA rendering technology, including its Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) sampling patent family, NVIDIA® Iray® and Material Definition Language.
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Pebble Beach Systems integrates real time 3D graphics from Pixel Power
Pebble Beach Systems integrates real time 3D graphics from Pixel Power‘PixelPowered’ Software Plug-in offers Real Time 3D Graphics for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that it has partnered with Pixel Power, an innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, to bring real-time 3D capabilities to its Orca and Dolphin software-defined integrated and virtualized channel solutions.
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Aspera Showcases Its Latest High Speed Transfer Software And Joint Partner Solutions At IBC 2016
Aspera FASP® 3.7 builds on breakthroughs in performance, multi-tenancy and hybrid cloud/on-premises transfer capabilities for media storage, management, processing, workflow, and distribution solutions
At IBC 2016, Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will demonstrate the new FASP 3.7 core transport platform for its high-speed file transfer software and workflow automation solutions used by the broadcast and media industries including new joint solutions powered by Aspera FASP®.
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Imagine introduces groundbreaking storage optimization for IBC2016
Company boosts cost-efficiency, performance, scalability and data-protection capabilities of shared storage offering
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today introduced Imagine Communications IOX Storage, an all-purpose shared storage approach optimized for its Versio playout and automation and Telurio Over-the-Top (OTT) and cloud DVR solutions. Versio IOX Storage and Telurio IOX Storage enable media companies to seamlessly and cost-efficiently expand the performance, scale, flexibility, reliability and collaborative capabilities of their media storage operations. Designed for high-performance and advanced content distribution environments, Versio IOX Storage and Telurio IOX Storage have been architected to enable media companies to shape and configure storage resources to meet the exacting needs of each operation in the workflow, including production, playout and distribution. Both solutions will be showcased at IBC2016.
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V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will introduce their first support entry for the VR market at IBC 2016, Building 12 G-71.
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IBC2016: Ncam adds Depth Keying for Broadcast Augmented Reality
IBC2016: Ncam adds Depth Keying for Broadcast Augmented RealityNcam, global leader in augmented reality for television and film production, has developed a ground-breaking approach to real-time depth keying for augmented reality. The development, which will allow presenters to move freely around and interact with virtual elements in live augmented reality productions, is being demonstrated at IBC2016 (stand 7.F31).
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GLOOKAST Selected for Avid Alliance Partner Program
GLOOKAST, innovator in digital media workflow solutions for broadcast, drama production, and business continuity, announced today that it has been chosen to join the Avid® Alliance Partner Program.
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Telestream Acquires UK-based QC Specialist Vidcheck
Telestream Acquires UK-based QC Specialist VidcheckIntegration of best-in-class Vidcheck file-based QC technology enhances Telestream’s product portfolio
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the acquisition of UK-based Quality Control (QC) technology specialist, Vidcheck. Established in 2009, Vidcheck is recognized as a leading developer in automated QC solutions within file-based production workflows. Its system solutions are used by broadcasters, facilities and content owners worldwide, such as ITV, BBC, CBS and many others. The privately funded acquisition is complete and the new combined company will take its bow at IBC (stand 7.B26).
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CNN Chile Chooses Pebble Beach Systems Marina Xpress
CNN Chile Chooses Pebble Beach Systems Marina XpressIntegration with iNews and solid upgrade path seals the deal
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that CNN Chile, part of the Turner Group, is installing Pebble Beach Systems' Marina Xpress automation to replace their legacy Sundance system. Based in the new Machasa building in Santiago, this is the first installation of Marina Xpress in Chile.
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Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP Studio
Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP StudioVizrt, enabled by Matrox DSX products, will deliver an IP-based graphics solution for IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept 9-13). The powerful Viz Engine video server and real-time media compositor, which runs the latest Matrox X.mio3 IP cards, has been implemented into the pioneering VRT-EBU LiveIP studio production set-up, which IBC TV will use to shoot, edit, and produce content on-site during the conference and exhibition. Aiming to demonstrate the unique advantages of IP production, such as remote production and automation, Viz Engine will be used to render all of the graphics in real-time. This content will be delivered online and on screens throughout the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
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Pebble Beach Systems and Tedial Join Forces to Launch Multiverse: New Media Delivery Solution
Pebble Beach Systems at IBC 2016: Stand # 8.C71 Tedial at IBC 2016: #8.B41 Amsterdam, RAI Center September 9-13 2016
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, and Tedial, the leading provider of media and content management solutions, today announced a new technology partnership. Together, the two companies have developed a new product called Multiverse that is designed to create a seamless workflow between a broadcaster's Media Asset Management (MAM) and playout systems, efficiently solving distribution challenges for linear and non-linear channels.
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Pebble Beach Systems Rolls Out Virtualized Channel in a Box for the Public Cloud at IBC
Pebble Beach Systems Rolls Out Virtualized Channel in a Box for the Public Cloud at IBCSoftware-defined virtualized IP channel solution, Orca, now available for both private and public cloud deployment
Pebble Beach Systems at IBC 2016 Stand # 8.C71 Amsterdam, RAI Center September 9-13 2016
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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming SystemFully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box. Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC tradeshow, and will start shipping in early September with prices starting at just $4,995.
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Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina Lite Provides Playout Automation for TV Globo Affiliate TV Integração
Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina Lite Provides Playout Automation for TV Globo Affiliate TV IntegraçãoMarina Lite automation system simplifies complex and dynamic multi-site and multi-channel playout operations
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Marina Lite, the company's affordable, yet powerful multi-channel automation solution, is providing master control for both the on-air and disaster recovery channels of TV Globo affiliate TV Integração in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil.
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Avid to Unveil Latest Innovations and New Products at IBC 2016
Avid to Unveil Latest Innovations and New Products at IBC 2016MediaCentral Platform innovations, new products and product enhancements will deliver unprecedented creativity, productivity and efficiency improvements to address the industry’s most pressing business challenges
Avid® today announced that at IBC 2016 (booth #7.J20), it will unveil several exciting MediaCentral® Platform innovations, new products and product enhancements to help customers address their most pressing business challenges and stay ahead of the competition. This premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide takes place on September 9-13 in Amsterdam.
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Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud WorkflowsTelestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) ideally suited to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals.
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PRG Expands Rental Inventory With IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K Cameras
Leading Global Productions Solutions Provider Expands Options for Entertainment and Live Event Coverage, Adding Ikegami's CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras
Ikegami announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading provider of global productions solutions rental provider for entertainment and events, has added Ikegami HDK-95C/4K Full Digital Portable CMOS cameras to its Los Angeles-based inventory.
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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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European Demand for Avid Pro Tools | S6 Continues to Soar
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced continued momentum of Avid EverywhereTM within the European professional audio market. Adoption of the award-winning modular control surface Avid Pro Tools® | S6 by leading sound companies, music studios and post production houses continues to increase throughout the region in substantial numbers.
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Avid Bundles axle Media Management with Avid NEXIS|PRO
axle Starter™ software included with Avid NEXIS™|PRO storage configurations signals next step in shared storage: integrated tools to swiftly find, use, and share media
axle Video, developer of “radically simple” software to manage video and still image media, announced that axle Starter, a new entry-level version of its flagship media management software, is now included with all configurations of the industry-leading Avid NEXIS™|PROsoftware-defined storage platform from Avid®. Customers receive a 2-user license for axle Starter software with each Avid NEXIS|PRO purchase, including powerful search and browser-based display, browse, shot selection, annotation, review and approval capability for up to 300,000 assets, along with their purchase of Avid NEXIS|PRO storage.
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News: Elemental Powers Over-the-Top (OTT) Service in Bangladesh
News: Elemental Powers Over-the-Top (OTT) Service in BangladeshDigi Jadoo Broadband Limited is an ambitious and dynamic company in the entertainment and connectivity business in Bangladesh. It offers more than 230 streamed high definition (HD) channels, with an extensive OTT service on offer, under the brand name Jadoo Digital.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Mobile TV Group Adds 13 FUJINON Lenses to New 40HDX, Two 4K UA107x's to 39 Flex
Latest Selections Mark First U.S. Delivery of 107x Lens and Follow MTVG’s Spring Purchase of FUJINON 4K and HD Lenses
Fresh on the heels of a purchase of 12 FUJINON lenses this spring, Denver-based firm Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has added two UA107x8.4 (UA107x) 4K UHD lenses onto its 39 Flex 4K mobile unit and 13 FUJINON HD lenses to its newest 40HDX HD production truck – set to launch late next month. This recent selection marks the first delivery in the U.S. of the UA107x lens, introduced this past April at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
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NHL’s Hurricanes increase live production capacity with EVS
NHL’s Hurricanes increase live production capacity with EVSMaximizing workflows with EVS provides more angles, more access and room to grow
EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announced that CanesVision, production studio for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, has invested in EVS live production solutions to update its production workflows. The PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, is home to the Hurricanes as well as to the North Carolina State University men’s basketball team.
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IBC Announcement: Big Screen Experience - Saturday Night Movie
Each year the IBC technical team takes the RAI Auditorium and converts it into The IBC Big Screen Experience. With the help of industry leaders including Christie, Dolby, QSC and Harkness Screens, for five days it is the absolute state of the art in cinema technology.
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EVS to Become Backbone of IBC TV from Ingest to Playout
EVS to Become Backbone of IBC TV from Ingest to PlayoutExtending its annual partnership the official TV channel of IBC installs new EVS solutions as well as VRT-EBU LiveIP studio infrastructure
EVS has provided IBC TV with its live production technology for eight years and with each show has delivered more and more systems for the IBC show’s TV channel. At IBC2016 EVS technology will be powering the whole IBC TV infrastructure from ingest to playout as the channel also integrates infrastructure from the VRT-EBU LiveIP studio project.
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Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post London used DaVinci Resolve Studio to complete the edit, color grade and HDR finishing for Universal Pictures’ “Jason Bourne,” in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. The film is currently in cinemas.
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SMPTE IBC2016 Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016
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Sky Deutschland brings Bundesliga to life with AR pitch-side graphics using Ncam technology
Sky Deutschland brings Bundesliga to life with AR pitch-side graphics using Ncam technologyNcam has announced that Sky Deutschland will be using Ncam’s unique real-time camera tracking technology to generate augmented reality graphics in support of its live coverage of the German Bundesliga football championship for a second time this coming season.
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, 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, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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IBC 2016: Vimond Launches New Video Editing and Rights
IBC 2016: Vimond Launches New Video Editing and RightsVimond IO - a new way of editing video stories from live streams
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Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Version 7 Now Available
Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Version 7 Now Available
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Lightspeed Live Capture, its new multichannel video capture and processing application, is now available. Part of Telestream’s strategic focus on the live streaming market, Lightspeed Live Capture was built specifically to enable a more concurrent workflow between live broadcasts and companion OTT and VOD distributions. Also announced, is the immediate availability of Vantage version 7, representing the continued evolution of the Vantage software platform with more sophisticated processing, captioning & subtitling, cloud support and social media capabilities.
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"Despicable Me" Co-Creator Sergio Pablos' Next Animated Film "Household Pests" to be Financed by United Media Capital, Pigmental Studios and United Independents Group
"Despicable Me" Co-Creator Sergio Pablos' Next Animated Film "Household Pests" to be Financed by United Media Capital, Pigmental Studios and United Independents GroupLA-based United Media Capital, LLC, ("United Media") announced today it has formed a joint venture fund with Pigmental Studios, LLC (“Pigmental Studios”) of Hollywood & Washington, D.C., and the Santa Monica, CA-based United Independents Group, LLC (“United Independents Group”) for the purpose of co-financing a slate of upcoming animated and live action films. The first film to be financed by the new fund will be “Household Pests,” written by Sergio Pablos, the co-creator of “Despicable Me.”
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Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design And Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. Headquarters
Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design And Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. HeadquartersBerlin-based Edenspiekermann, one of Europe’s most renowned creative design and branding agencies, has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA.
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Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories
Work by Deluxe’s Iloura on Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” Receives Outstanding VFX Nomination
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe’s Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). Deluxe creative work also contributed to these nominated shows, series and television movies:
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Avid Platform Powers Immersive Viewer Experience for EURO 2016
Avid Platform Powers Immersive Viewer Experience for EURO 2016Leading broadcasters, including M6 France and CCTV5 China, create stunning augmented reality moments in their Euro 2016 coverage with Avid’s graphic solutions
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that numerous broadcasters embraced Avid EverywhereTM to enhance their coverage of Europe’s biggest football tournament, Euro 2016. By relying on Avid Studio Suite powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform, Avid customers created eye-catching content for millions of viewers across the globe, helping to boost fan engagement and viewer ratings.
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NBC Sports Group Partners with Hollywood Branding & Marketing Innovations Agency Troika
NBC Sports Group Partners with Hollywood Branding & Marketing Innovations Agency TroikaNBC Sports Group Partners with Hollywood Branding & Marketing Innovations Agency Troika, Unveiling Today a New and Authentic On-Air Graphics Package for The 145TH Open
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Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design and Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. Headquarters
Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design and Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. HeadquartersBerlin-based Edenspiekermann, one of Europe’s most renowned creative design and branding agencies, has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA.
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German Public Broadcasters Embrace Avid Everywhere for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2016 Summer Olympics
ZDF and ARD rely on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and increase operation efficiency across all locations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that its industry-leading content creation, management and distribution solutions will once again be at the heart of the live production infrastructure for ZDF’s and ARD’s shared German television coverage of the two main sport events of the year. The extensive media production from both events – the UEFA European Championship in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – will be powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform. Avid’s production asset management and shared storage systems are seamlessly integrated with third-party solutions to enable the public broadcasters to deliver content to millions of viewers in Germany anytime, anywhere from multiple locations.
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German Public Broadcasters Embrace Avid Everywhere for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2016 Summer Olympics
ZDF and ARD rely on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and increase operation efficiency across all locations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that its industry-leading content creation, management and distribution solutions will once again be at the heart of the live production infrastructure for ZDF’s and ARD’s shared German television coverage of the two main sport events of the year. The extensive media production from both events – the UEFA European Championship in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – will be powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform. Avid’s production asset management and shared storage systems are seamlessly integrated with third-party solutions to enable the public broadcasters to deliver content to millions of viewers in Germany anytime, anywhere from multiple locations.
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Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Media Shortens Content Delivery Cycle From Hours to Minutes With Quantum Storage Platform
Digital Media Team Sees Dramatic Improvement in Efficiency and Productivity of Content Creation Workflow, Meeting Demand for Access to Game Content
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Media has deployed a workflow storage system powered by StorNext® to increase its speed and productivity in creating athletics-focused video features, live game webcasts, highlights, coaches' shows and documentary-style filmed entertainment, as well as a growing volume of educational content. The efficient, collaborative Quantum storage platform enables the Fighting Irish Media team to produce event highlights within minutes of a sports event's conclusion. The new workflow also has improved overall editing productivity by 50 percent.
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Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge at IBC 2016
Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge  at IBC 2016Strategic new features and options build market leadership position in live streaming space
Telestream® , a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase scalable broadcast quality live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in Cloud-based enterprise services.
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ARTE Places Marina Automation System at Heart of Disaster Recovery Infrastructure
ARTE Places Marina Automation System at Heart of Disaster Recovery InfrastructureEuropean broadcaster relies on Marina to synchronize playlists across multiple locations
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that ARTE, the European culture channel, has chosen Pebble Beach System's Marina automation system to renew its playout automation and manage the synchronization of playlists across multiple locations as part of their new disaster recovery infrastructure.
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Telestream Ships Wirecast V7; Establishes Expertise across Large and Small Live Streaming Applications
Telestream Ships Wirecast V7; Establishes Expertise across Large and Small Live Streaming ApplicationsTelestream CEO reveals company’s mission to win eyeballs in every region and application from broadcaster boardrooms to blogger bedrooms
“There’s a war being fought – a war for eyeballs. What used to be the primary content vehicle for building viewership – a TV in the living room – has now become one of hundreds of ways to get live streamed content. With OTT offerings, online platforms, as well as social media channels, such as Facebook Live and Twitter, new ways are developing to build an audience and create value for viewers,” says Dan Castles, CEO and President of Telestream.
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China's 'Han Show' Uses Clear-Com Intercoms To Cordinate Death-Defying Performances
China's 'Han Show' Uses Clear-Com Intercoms To Cordinate Death-Defying PerformancesEclipse HX-Median, HelixNet and FreeSpeak II keep multiple artists, acrobats, and divers safe during ambitious live shows
Wuhan Wanda Dragone Entertainment Co. Ltd., co-owned by China’s Beijing Wanda Cultural Industry Group and The Dragone Group, has selected Clear-Com® wired and wireless intercom systems to control the live production of The Han Show, which takes place in Wuhan’s Red Lantern Theatre in China.This massive extravaganza is so big that it requires an astounding 632 intercom positions to manage it all, making it Clear-Com’s largest live performance installation in China to date.
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ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVW
ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVWWith design and installation from professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI to better serve its cable and online viewers. The $3.4 million project included an overhaul of three existing control rooms and master control, plus the addition of a fourth control room and two new mobile production units.
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Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage Solutions
Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage SolutionsThe unique software-defined approach in Avid’s new NEXIS intelligent storage solution helps organizations better manage the rapid growth in media content they’re facing
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the release of a new whitepaper by leading research and consulting organization, Frost & Sullivan, that uncovers the need for software-defined storage solutions like the new Avid NEXIS™ platform to help media organizations to manage the exponential growth in content. Future-proofing Media Workflows through Software-Defined Storage: Making the Case for Intelligent and Agile Storage Platforms explores the impact of remote working groups, multiple file formats and the proliferation of digital content on media organizations of all sizes, and how software-defined storage solutions can help them efficiently and flexibly manage and store media.
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Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Hollywood-Based Troika Creates Bolder, Contemporary Identity for Corus Entertainment
Hollywood-Based Troika Creates Bolder, Contemporary Identity for Corus EntertainmentTroika, an entertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency, unveiled a redesigned corporate brand for Corus Entertainment Inc. reflective of the Canadian media giant’s combined strengths and forward-looking strategy following its previously announced $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media Inc.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK DebutExperts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Delivers Exceptional Sound with Avid VENUE | S6L
Educational and performing arts complex at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invests in Avid’s versatile live sound system to deliver outstanding mixes for a wide range of performances
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has invested in an Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system to serve all of its diverse needs. Krannert Center plays host to world-class artists as well as the University of Illinois Department of Theatre’s Masters of Fine Arts program in theatre sound and design. VENUE | S6L gives the university’s students access to cutting-edge technology while providing a system that’s universally accepted by accomplished artists and engineers.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client Development
Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client DevelopmentEclipse Advertising, an award-winning, independent advertising and marketing agency is expanding its Brand Strategy and Marketing team. Concurrently, Eclipse has named Leila Amirsadeghi as Vice President, Client Development. The announcement was made today by Steve Dubb, CEO/President, Eclipse.
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Telestream Announces Vantage For Social Media
Telestream Announces Vantage For Social MediaAvailable immediately, Vantage for Social Media provides all of the tools necessary to prepare and deliver video to multiple social media outlets simultaneously including YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and soon Vimeo, Facebook and Brightcove. With Vantage for Social Media, marketing teams can easily edit videos, assemble multiple clips, produce proxies and social media metadata, add graphics, branding, messaging, tweets and other content.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AFI Honors John Williams with 44TH AFI Life Achievement Award
AFI Honors John Williams with 44TH AFI Life Achievement AwardPresenters Included J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Composer John Williams was honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award on Thursday, June 9, in an evening filled with music and memories from his treasured collaborators, including J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. This marked the first time in history that America's highest honor for a career in film was bestowed upon a composer. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to Williams.
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Pebble Beach Systems Hires Former Senior Principal Engineer for Avid/Sundance Digital, Mike Ruby
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the appointment of Mike Ruby as Senior Software Developer.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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SMPTE Toronto Section Will Dedicate Boot Camp VII, Pixels & Packets to Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP
June 21-22 Technical Seminar Will Feature Expert-Led Sessions on New Video Technologies and Techniques
The Toronto Section of 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, will host Boot Camp VII — "Pixels & Packets: Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP" — June 21-22 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto. Presented as one of the Section's popular biennial technical seminars, this event will explore ultra-high-definition (UHD), high-dynamic-range (HDR), and live internet protocol (IP) technologies.
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Green Hippo lights up the Eurovision Song Contest once again.
A record 204 Million viewers tuned in to see Eurovision light up The Globe arena, Stockholm, Sweden in spectacular fashion this May 2016. And what a show it was. Illuminating the radically-formed non-linear stage and video floor were an array of Barco HDQ-2k40 projectors and over 900 square meters of LED all driven by 19 Hippotizer media servers.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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The Jim Henson Company At Licensing Expo 2016
The Jim Henson Company will be returning to Licensing Expo, under the guidance of Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Consumer Products.
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Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality RigsRobust, Compact Recording Monitors Make On-Rig 4K Capture Easier for VR Production Pioneer
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS® capturing professional-quality VR video.
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Philippines National Broadcaster Positions Telestream Vantage at Heart of New Production Facilty
Large-scale transcode farm, watermarking and captioning performed in elegant workflow automation solution
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has today announced several orders for its Vantage® media processing platform with ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company and the first to launch digital TV services within the country.
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Clear-Com Features Unified Voice Communications Solution Capabilities at InfoComm 2016
Clear-Com Features Unified Voice Communications Solution Capabilities at InfoComm 2016At InfoComm 2016, Clear-Com®, provider of real-time communication solutions and services, will present its latest interoperable communication product lines that enable user collaboration and instant communication. Clear-Com solutions are known for increasing effectiveness among work groups and ensuring the success of the operations and productions.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis Championship
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis ChampionshipBlackmagic Design announced today that Qoncept, Inc. (Qoncept) used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist for image processing while broadcasting the World Table Tennis Championship, which was recently broadcast to a live audience via TV-Tokyo Corporation.
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Pebble Beach Systems Announces Lighthouse Remote Monitoring and Management for Marina Automation
Pebble Beach Systems Announces Lighthouse Remote Monitoring and Management for Marina AutomationWeb-based dashboard offers control, monitoring, media management and configuration tools
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced Lighthouse, a web-based remote management and monitoring dashboard for the Marina automation environment.
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Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four Days
Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four DaysWarner Bros Belgium Bases Super Fast File-based Broadcast Workflow on Telestream Vantage
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major Vantage transcode server, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Warner Bros International Television Production Belgium. Working with Belgian Systems Integrator, VP Media Solutions, Warner Bros has created an innovative file-based workflow at its Zaventem-based production facility where all ingest, transcoding, archiving, media asset management (MAM) and storage are supported.
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Livestream Enters the Switcher Market with Livestream Studio HD500: A Truly Portable All-In-One Live HD Production Switcher
Livestream Enters the Switcher Market with Livestream Studio HD500: A Truly Portable All-In-One Live HD Production SwitcherExpanding its hardware offering, Livestream solidifies its position as a full-service solution for live video event production with free software version arriving early 2013
Livestream, the market leader for live event coverage, today introduces the Livestream Studio HD500, an all-in-one broadcast quality video switcher. The new hardware product features include:
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