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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production
News: Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up ProductionFor BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
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Thinkbox Showcases Cloud-Enabled Pipelines at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Thinkbox Showcases Cloud-Enabled Pipelines at SIGGRAPH 2015Previews On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing for Deadline and Third Party Rendering Options, including The Foundry's NUKE Render
SIGGRAPH, Booth 329 – At the 2015 SIGGRAPH Conference, Thinkbox Software will showcase advancements to Deadline, its scalable high-volume compute management solution. Fast, flexible and compatible across platforms, Deadline enables studios to easily link any combination of local and cloud-based resources into one logical pipeline.
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capital T - using cineSync on blockbuster movies
Bridging Oceans – How new tools are changing remote production
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Rock Star Hotel Builds Live Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Rock Star Hotel in Osaka City has built a full 4K broadcast workflow, which is built around three Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks and an ATEM Production Studio 4K, to stream live events from the hotel.
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World’s first 3-stream uncompressed 4K60 media server: AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw
Wings Engine Raw will be previewed at AED Summer Expo from 23-24 July 2015 in Lint, Belgium; IBC 2015, Stand 8.B15 at Amsterdam RAI from 11-15 September
Pushing the limits of what can be achieved in video playback, Austria’s AV Stumpfl introduces the world’s first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
News: Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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"The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: "The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorksSean R. Smith leads a three-month post-production effort to finish the acclaimed six-part series.
Andrew Jarecki’s engrossing documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst explores the murky world of a real estate magnate suspected of three murders. Post-production finishing for the series, airing in six parts on HBO, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Sean R. Smith served as finishing editor and colorist, working in collaboration with Jarecki, writer/producer/director of photography Marc Smerling and post-production supervisor Susan Lazarus to bring the series to its final form and look.
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Digitalfilm Tree Demonstrates How Prostack and Critique SaaS Facilitates Instant, Secure Worldwide Access to Massive Data Files
Cloud-based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Hollywood’s new era of mobile production
Guillaume Aubuchon demonstrated the power of cloud based workflows during the OpenStack keynote today. With partners HP Heilion and Blue Box Cloud, DigitalFilm Tree demonstrated how cloud based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Hollywood’s new era of mobile production. Guillaume, CTO of DigitalFilm Tree noted, “Now that the world is the stage for virtually every major production in Hollywood, the cloud is essential to knit together the entire production team in real time.”
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PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's Deadline
News: PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's DeadlineThinkbox Software’s Render Management Solution Tackles Large Format Scenes with Ease
Full-service production company DK Studios transforms ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into captivating work for advertising and entertainment clients. Housed within Digital Kitchen, a creative and digital agency with a rich history in motion design, DK Studios shares resources with its parent company but directly services advertising agencies in addition to executing concepts developed by Digital Kitchen for brands and entertainment.
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Vidcheck Appoints Henry Keyser as Sales Manager
News: Vidcheck Appoints Henry Keyser as Sales ManagerVidcheck, the leading provider of software for automated quality control and correction of media files, announces that Henry Keyser has been promoted to the post of Sales Manager, UK/Eire, MEA and Asia-Pac and takes on responsibility for direct sales and indirect sales channels in those regions.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 will be available on Mac OS X and Linux
Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a Windows only product, and with this new Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive Appliances
News: Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive AppliancesProduct Launch Includes Special Trade-in Promotiom
ProMAX, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE editing workstations, and network archive appliances, is announcing new ProMAX archive products with a customer upgrade trade-in promotion, and is presenting hands-on demonstrations of the new Platform Portable workflow server at BVExpo stand E 40 at Excel London February 24th - 26th.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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Case Study - Sports Fashion meets Street Art
News: Case Study - Sports Fashion meets Street ArtAdidas Central Europe East equips Brand Day with massive projection mapping installation.
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NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision
News: NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika PrecisionAArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department
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Digital Domain Visual Effects Tools MOVA And Drop Receive Academy Awards®
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee honor the two groundbreaking technologies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, January 13 its recipients for the Scientific and Technical Awards. Among the honorees were the technologies only available at Digital Domain, MOVA, the facial performance capture system and Drop, the large scale destruction toolkit. Each year the Academy honors the behind the scenes innovations that have demonstrated over time a proven track record of making, significant contributions to and improving the process of, making motion pictures.
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SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management Capabilities
News: SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management CapabilitiesSetMeUp integrates Cinedeck and axle Video technologies for multi-channel capture/playback, radically simple content management, plus 18TB of ingest storage
Cinedeck and axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) today launched SetMeUp (www.setmeup.tv), a complete, pre-packaged, cost-effective HD and 4K/UHDTV on-set workflow solution enabling acquisition/playback, radically simple media management and ingest storage for live and episodic broadcast TV production.
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Bringing the Voices of Middle Earth to Life with RX 4 Audio Repair
News: Bringing the Voices of Middle Earth to Life with RX 4 Audio RepairLord of the Rings and Hobbit Dialogue Editor Relies on iZotope’s Audio Toolkit
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, revealed that Ray Beentjes, dialogue editor for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, has made extensive use of iZotope's RX 4 audio repair and enhancement toolkit to capture more of the actors' on-set dialogue—resulting in more emotional performances and more impactful storytelling.
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LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
News: LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New PriceOpens the door for greater creative workflow for 3D artists and designers, highlighting advanced Bullet Dynamics, Genoma 2 advanced character rigging, Importance Sampling for architectural and product visualization and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 3D software for Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA Digital Film Camera
Major update includes 80 fps 4K recording, new 3:1 compressed RAW, frame guides, slow-mo playback, CFast formatting, scrolling menus and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera. This new update has been developed in conjunction with the high end cinematographers that are using URSA cameras for high end work.
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Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge.
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USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap Technology
News: USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap TechnologyWorld’s Leading Institution for Research and Training in Digital Arts Installs OptiTrack Prime 41 Systems in its Performance Capture Stage and in Two New Labs
Renowned for educating some of the most distinguished filmmakers in the world, the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) shapes the future of media content with its research on the science behind digital arts. Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, the school installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. In addition to outfitting its revamped performance capture (PCAP) stage with OptiTrack technology, SCA established two new labs with integrated motion capture: a World Building Media Lab directed by award-winning 5D co-founder Alex McDowell and the world's first university IMAX® theater.
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O2 Post, Brazil’s Largest Post House, Installs DaVinci Resolve and 80 Seats of Resolve Software
News: O2 Post, Brazil’s Largest Post House, Installs DaVinci Resolve and 80 Seats of Resolve SoftwareBlackmagic Design today announced that O2 Post is installing 80 DaVinci Resolve licenses and three DaVinci Resolves, forming one of the largest DaVinci Resolve workflows in the world. DaVinci Resolve has become a central part of O2 Post’s entire production and post production workflow, and O2 colorists, editors, VFX artists, producers, directors and clients will be able to view and collaboratively work with DaVinci Resolve files anywhere in the facility.
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Contemporary Living Network Enters into Distribution Deal with Opera TV
Opera TV Expands CLN ‘Everywhere Network’ Concept
Contemporary Living Network, Inc. (CLN) has entered into a distribution deal with Opera Software that will place the new lifestyle network on millions of Smart TV devices when it launches in early 2015. A multi-channel network, CLN will be distributed through both digital and traditional media outlets.
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Quantum Introduces Extended Online Storage Architecture Combining High Performance with Unlimited Scalability for Content Workflows
New StorNext Pro Workgroup Solution Featuring Lattus Object Storage Seamlessly Extends Content Collaboration at Lower Cost with No Performance Compromises
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today unveiled StorNext® Pro Workgroup, a new easy-to-deploy, high-performance and high-capacity content workflow solution for postproduction and broadcast professionals. This integrated solution supports ingest, production, review and delivery along with different options for peta-scale content storage and access at any stage of the workflow — all in one system. By choosing StorNext Pro Workgroup with Quantum's Lattus™ object storage-based system, users can extend their online collaboration by seamlessly shifting nonreal-time workflow operations to Lattus — a fully protected, infinitely scalable storage infrastructure — with no negative impact on performance.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16
News: Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 16, the world’s first native Ultra HD multi viewer that allows customers to use the new large screen Ultra HD televisions and Ultra HD monitors for displaying images at twice the resolution of an HD multi view. With full frame re-sync in each input Blackmagic MultiView 16 supports the display of up to 16 mixed SD, HD and Ultra HD video sources all at the same time. MultiView 16 will be priced at only US$1,495.
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Ventuz to Demo 4k Real-Time Graphics at IBC
Real-time graphics developer Ventuz Technology and high-end display technologies manufacturer eyevis will be showing their latest products working together at this year’s IBC trade show in Amsterdam RAI Convention center.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)
News: MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)Legacy of 3D Software Innovation Delivers Modeling, Animation and Rendering Enhancements for ‘Real-World’ Workflow and Unmatched Productivity
MAXON today unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, visualization, painting, and rendering software application. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, CINEMA 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel that allows for multi-layered reflections and specularity. CINEMA 4D R16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with exceptional stability and performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward, efficient and flexible interface to optimize any workflow for VFX, motion graphics, visualization and game development.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTek
News: Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTekTriCaster’s Chief Architect will Set Strategic Direction for the Company
NewTek™ today announced that Dr. Andrew Cross has been named president of NewTek with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business. Dr. Cross will retain his current title and duties as chief technology officer and report to NewTek chief executive officer, Jim Plant. Dr. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a senior software engineer and after several promotions was named chief technology officer in 2010. His technology leadership and guidance shaped the initial concept and development of the TriCaster multi-camera live video production system, which has evolved into the global gold standard for integrated live video production and streaming. Other key products among the more than 50 shipped under his direction include the NewTek Video Toaster and 3Play integrated sports productions systems.
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Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Cardy Films has shot “Life of Hers” on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Written by Samantha Chioma, directed by Olan Collardy and Ola Masha, the brand new micro-budget drama series explores the lives of four women living in London as part of the African diaspora.
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
News: Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” CampaignUniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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Arsenal Football Club Produces FA Cup Parade Coverage with Blackmagic Design
News: Arsenal Football Club Produces FA Cup Parade Coverage with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Arsenal Media Group (AMG) delivered a three hour live production of the FA Cup trophy parade with a live production workflow built around the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 4K. The live event was watched outside the Emirates Stadium on a 100m2 mobile LED screen, and online by 200,000 worldwide.
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Guangdong TV Centre Scores During FIFA World Cup Productions With TSL Products
News: Guangdong TV Centre Scores During FIFA World Cup Productions With TSL ProductsGuangdong TV Centre’s new purpose-built HD production suite will deliver Brazil’s FIFA World Cup coverage to more than 117 million viewers using TSL Products’ audio monitoring range for loudness and quality. The manufacturer of audio monitoring, surround sound microphones and processing, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, has supplied SAM1-3GM studio audio monitoring units, the PAM PiCo Master 5.1 Surround/Loudness Compliance Meter and an entry-level MPA1-3G audio monitoring unit to ensure its compliance with regional and national standards.
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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
News: TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel Group
News: Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel GroupAstucemedia implements graphics workflow that promotes distinctive network look and cross-promotion across channels
Astucemedia — a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE — managed critical elements of a massive rebranding campaign for Helsinki, Finland-based media group MTV Network (which is not related to any music television network). The goal of the rebranding campaign was to unify its 12 channels—including MTV3, AVA, SUB, Sport1, Sport2, and MAX — into a distinctive, cohesive network group.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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New York Headquarters Welcomes Visitors With Stunning Video Wall
News: New York Headquarters Welcomes Visitors With Stunning Video WallBrookfield Installs Ultra-High Resolution Video Wall Controlled by Dataton WATCHPAX in new Corporate Headquarters
Visitors to Brookfield Office Properties' new corporate headquarters on the 15th floor of 250 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan, New York, will be met with a massive and ultra high-resolution video wall. Composed of 36 ultra narrow bezel 55” screens, the video wall tells the story of Brookfield as a company, with stunning high resolution visuals and motion graphics driven by Dataton’s WATCHOUT multi-display system.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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ACME Portable: First Ever Portable Workstation with 4K Resolution
ACME Portable, the manufacturer of high-performance portable computers, is showcasing at NAB Show 2014, Booth# SL8827 the first ever portable workstation with Ultra HD 4K display. This portable workstation, called the MegaPAC L2, is ideal for many professional works that involve 4K display, including but not limited to 3D rendering, post-production processes, and professional photography.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film Scanner
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film ScannerNew Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new model of Cintel Film Scanner designed with an architectural aesthetic that’s so thin it can even be wall mounted!
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
New advanced Ultra HD live production switcher allows live production in SD, HD and Ultra HD, with 20 6G-SDI sources, SuperSource™, DVE, motion graphics and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more for $3,995.
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Avid Extends Proven and Trusted Storage Suite With New Nearline Storage Solution
ISIS | 2500 Streamlines Media Production, Increases Storage Capacity, and Makes it Easier to House and Monetize Media; ISIS Family Also Now Supports Collaborative 4K Workflows
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) today introduced the new ISIS® | 2500 nearline shared storage system to the Avid Storage Suite, offering greater storage capacity and performance for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. The next-generation ISIS | 2500 represents the continuing innovation of the company's industry-standard storage systems. ISIS | 2500 makes it easier to house and monetize media, helping broadcast and post organizations achieve the streamlined and accelerated workflows they need to create, deliver, and monetize higher-quality, inspiring content. In addition, Avid announced that the entire ISIS Storage family now supports collaborative 4K workflows.
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Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with Mistika
News: Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with MistikaCelebrating its 50-year anniversary, Fox Studios Australia based specialist editorial facilities provider Spectrum Films has selected Mistika to drive its expansion of high-end colour grading, finishing and DI using SGO's proven technology at the helm. This is the first real-time 4K-capable Mistika system in Australia, and includes advanced DI grading as well as DCP tools enabling encrypted or un-encrypted DCP creation directly from camera raw and other media files directly off the timeline.
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Cache-A Highlights Accelerated Archiving At NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)
New LTO-6 Appliances, Expanded Library, Plus Faster and More Efficient LTFS Archiving are All in the Spotlight
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industry, will show accelerated archiving capabilities plus new LTFS LTO-6 archive appliances at NAB 2014 Las Vegas – Cache-A Booth #SL9027. Making their US debuts are several brand new, ground-breaking innovations for faster LTO-tape and LTFS (Linear Tape File System) archival, delivering enhanced productivity and greater levels of asset protection.
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EditShare Storage v7 Pushes the Boundaries of Shared Storage Features and Performance
Landmark release features Quality of Service Reservations, Active Directory Single Sign-On and support for 40-Gigabit Ethernet
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will reveal its latest – and most advanced – shared storage platform, EditShare Storage v7, at NAB 2014 (booth SL5709).
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Free 30-Day Full Feature Trial of ChronoSculpt Time-Based Sculpting Software Now Available
News: Free 30-Day Full Feature Trial of ChronoSculpt Time-Based Sculpting Software Now AvailableOffers 3D Artists Time-Based Content Sculpting and Correction of Cache Animation and Dynamic Simulations From 3Ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D, Softimage, Modo, and Cinema 4D Software
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a free 30-day full feature trial version of ChronoSculpt software is now available for download at chronosculpt.com. Chronosculpt offers an intuitive way for artists using any professional 3D modeling and animation software on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems to create content with custom morph targets or fluidly sculpt animation performances over time.
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Sky News Arabia Puts Blackmagic Design at the Heart of Skynet Initiative
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News Arabia, the Arabic language 24 hour breaking news broadcaster, has launched The Content Hub, a new virtual production, transmission (TX) and playout environment, equipped with broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, Compact Videohub and UltraStudio 4K.
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Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014
News: Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014Ross Video is celebrating their 40th anniversary at NAB this year with a new corporate logo, a new tag line “Production Technology Experts” and a significantly expanded NAB presence. The growing range of Ross production technology solutions can be seen at the Ross Booth #N3806 in the North Hall.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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LightWave 3D Group Congratulates “Space Shuttle Atlantis” 2014 Visual Effects Society Winners
Artists Rely on LightWave 3D Software in the Pipeline to Deliver Stunning Visual Effects and CG for Kennedy Space Center Special Venue Project
Experiencing the Kennedy Space Center’s “Space Shuttle Atlantis” exhibit for the first time can be captivating, but add to it an immersive experience filled with computer graphics and animation, and you’re heading toward mind-blowing realism.
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ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars Live
News: ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars LiveThinkBreatheLive (TBL) helped more than 80,000 spectators at MetLife Stadium play a VIP role in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars. Touchdown Entertainment engaged the creative shop to produce digital environments for America's hallmark entertainment event, including a dynamic LED experience that turned the entire stadium into an immersive panoramic concert screen.
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Educational Pricing Now Available for ChronoSculpt Time-Based Content Sculpting Software
News: Educational Pricing Now Available for ChronoSculpt Time-Based Content Sculpting SoftwareDelivers powerful time-based content sculpting and correction of cache animation and dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, LightWave 3D, Modo, Cinema 4D software and more
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new ChronoSculpt educational pricing program that offers the full version of ChronoSculpt to qualifying students and educators for the special price of $149 (USD); ChronoSculpt is regularly priced at $399 (USD).
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Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage
News: Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live CoverageDeploys 24 Turnkey “Bullet” Systems and Delivers Custom Interactive Graphics Solutions for On-Air Broadcasts
As Super Bowl XLVIII coverage kicks off this week, customized technology solutions and dynamic on-air graphics packages from Reality Check Systems (RCS) are in play for the 8th consecutive year across major networks such as NFL Network, ESPN and DirecTV. 24 RCS “Bullet” custom hardware/software mobile graphics systems, including a “Twitter Bullet” module, to incorporate live Tweets into broadcast graphics, are currently in the field and will remain in use until the completion of the game. Several Super Bowl-related broadcasts, including NFL Network’s live international feed of the game, will also feature graphics packages built and powered by RCS’ in-house team.
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Stanford Professor and Tableau Software Co-Founder, Pat Hanrahan, to be Honored with his Third Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hanrahan recognized for scientific and technical achievements related to physically based rendering
Stanford University Professor and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) co-founder, Pat Hanrahan, will be honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation for the third time in his career. The event will take place at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 15. Hanrahan is the Canon Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford, where Tableau was founded along with Dr. Chris Stolte andChristian Chabot in 2003.
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Outstanding Softron Performance on Mac Pro Offers Transformative Potential
News: Outstanding Softron Performance on Mac Pro Offers Transformative PotentialIngest and playback performance with Softron solutions has taken a massive leap with the introduction of the new Mac Pro, making it possible for Softron-based businesses to achieve a dramatic increase in efficiency and throughput.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10.1
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software which adds new editing and 3D stereoscopic features as well as support for Final Cut Pro™ X 10.1. DaVinci Resolve 10.1 is available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers from the Blackmagic Design website.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with Vicon
News: The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with ViconUpgrades to Blade 2.5 to support 128 Vicon cameras
Enabled by a recent upgrade to Vicon’s Blade 2.5 motion capture software, The Capture Lab has more than doubled the size of its motion capture volume to create the largest entertainment capture stage in the world. The increased functionality of Blade 2.5 allows The Capture Lab to deploy 128 Vicon cameras, covering a massive 50’x130’x15’ volume, through one aggregated system.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 1: Charles Deenen, Master of Audio: Video Games
News: iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 1: Charles Deenen, Master of Audio: Video GamesDeenen Discusses The Evolution of Game Design and How Audio Processing is Better than Ever
Charles Deenen is one of the gaming industry's preeminent sound designers and mixers, with credits like the Need for Speed series, Fallout, Startrek and his support on "Activision’s Call of Duty®: Ghosts." Since writing a sound driver for Commodore PET at the age of 13, he has left his creative fingerprints among top selling games from Electronic Arts, Interplay and Shiny, and other companies. Over the course of his career, Deenen has remained aligned with innovations in audio software, particularly iZotope's RX, which he has been using for many years. iZotope recently caught up with Deenen, who discussed the role that iZotope's RX 3 and Insight played in how his design work assisted the studio teams on "Call of Duty: Ghosts."
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Cisneros Media Overcomes Regional Bandwidth Challenges with Signiant’s Media Shuttle
News: Cisneros Media Overcomes Regional Bandwidth Challenges with Signiant’s Media ShuttleSpanish Language TV Content Powerhouse Quickly and Easily Transfers Massive Telenovela, Sports & Talk Show Video Files from Latin America to the US
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that its customer Cisneros Media, the corporate division that encompasses the Cisneros’ global media and entertainment businesses, achieved dramatic time savings and productivity improvements by implementing Media Shuttle™ as its corporate-wide file transfer solution.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10 Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major upgrade that includes innovative on set tools, new editing features, support for OpenFX plug-ins and more.
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ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now Available
News: ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now AvailableDelivers powerful time-based sculpting of geometry cache animation and error correction for cached dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, LightWave 3D, Modo, Cinema 4D software and more
ChronoSculpt™ software introduces a new concept of error correction to the animation pipeline—sculpting over time. The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of ChronoSculpt is now available worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 Technology
News: Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 TechnologyBlackmagic Design today announced a new model of UltraStudio 4K, the world's first video solution to include super fast Thunderbolt 2 technology. The new UltraStudio 4K replaces the previous model and is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$995.
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EditShare Goes to the Big Game with FSU
News: EditShare Goes to the Big Game with FSUSeminole Productions expands EditShare Shared Storage, Integrates Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Backup & Archiving
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Seminole Productions, an auxiliary organization of Florida State University (FSU), has expanded its existing EditShare platform to include an additional 96TB of shared storage with integrated Flow media asset management and Ark backup and archiving.
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Filmworkers Helps State Farm Spokesman Aaron Rodgers Find a Seat in “Grill Class”
News: Filmworkers Helps State Farm Spokesman Aaron Rodgers Find a Seat in “Grill Class”Post house provides color, editorial and VFX services for the latest in a series of spots out of DDB.
Filmworkers provided post-production services with a distinctive Windy City accent for the latest spot from State Farm. Conceived by Chicago agency DDB, the spot features State Farm spokesman Aaron Rodgers, who finds himself wedged uncomfortably between a pair of Bears fans during an airline flight. The two fans are played by George Wendt and Robert Smigel in a reprise of their roles as “Bob” and “Carl” from a classic "Saturday Night Live" skit. Bob and Carl poke fun at Rodgers as the “discount double check guy” while tending a pair of tray table grills filled with sizzling brats.
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Venture 3D Used Signiant’s Media Shuttle to Meet Tight Deadlines with Ease for New “Metallica: Through the Never” 3D Movie Project
News: Venture 3D Used Signiant’s Media Shuttle to Meet Tight Deadlines with Ease for New “Metallica: Through the Never” 3D Movie Project3D Production Company Relies on Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Large File Transfers
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that Venture 3D, a stereoscopic 3D conversion production company based in Los Angeles, used Media Shuttle™ as its primary file transfer solution during production of Metallica’s latest cinematic venture, “Metallica: Through the Never” which premiered in Imax 3D on September 27, 2013 and will premier in theaters everywhere on October 4, 2013. Under tight deadlines to deliver large files – 20 GBs numerous times a day – Venture3D relied on Media Shuttle to provide this high profile client with reliable and efficient service.
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ALL3MEDIA AMERICA Gears Up With EditShare
New facility built around EditShare 192-TB XStream shared storage and media management platform
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Los Angeles-based ALL3MEDIA AMERICA has purchased the high-performance EditShare XStream shared storage platform for the company’s new post facility located in Culver City, California. Known for producing hit reality television programs such as “Undercover Boss” (CBS) and “The Pitch” (AMC), ALL3MEDIA AMERICA is expanding its post-production infrastructure to include 25 new Avid edit suites connected to a massive 192-TB EditShare XStream system. EditShare will serve as the new facility’s main content repository, providing key project and media sharing capabilities for editors to meet ALL3MEDIA AMERICA’s demanding post schedule and deadlines.
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Sony Music Entertainment UK Cranks Up the Volume with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Sony Music Entertainment UK Cranks Up the Volume with Facilis TerraBlockAt Sony Music Entertainment UK, the Digital Video Production Suite provides post production for several in-house projects - from music videos for Sony-represented artists to behind-the-scenes interviews, promotional content and more. Under the supervision of Digital Production Manager Joe Wylie, a prolific team collaborates on 10-20 projects at any given time - ensuring that all materials are in tip-top shape before hitting the web, television or any consumer device. The capture, review and management of these assets are integral to the entire process, and the department has come to depend on its Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system to handle these tasks.
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OMNIMAGO GmbH Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Accelerated Delivery of Television Series and Feature Films
Speed, Ease and Flexibility of Cloud-based Solution Helps 4k Production House Automate Deliveries
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that OMNIMAGO GmbH, a provider of production, post-production, testing and restoration of film services, is using its Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to facilitate the transfer of full television series and feature films to its global customer base. Built for operations that demand fast, reliable delivery of massive files –sometimes several terabytes – Media Shuttle allowed OMNIMAGO to replace solutions that are ineffective for high-speed transfers and have limits on files sizes, and in turn OMNIMAGO saves money and time.
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New EditShare Flow 3 Media Asset Management Delivers on Flexibility, Interoperability and Resilience
News: New EditShare Flow 3 Media Asset Management Delivers on Flexibility, Interoperability and ResilienceEditShare Flow 3 provides easy-to-use, yet extremely powerful asset management, automation and remote access capabilities for any file type with new, innovative AirFlow and Flow Automation modules
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will be featuring at IBC2013 (stand 7.B26) a new version of its Flow media asset management solution, including two exciting new Flow modules – AirFlow and Flow Automation. The new modules work alongside existing Flow Browse, Logger and Ingest modules to dramatically improve productivity and enhance workflow practices.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Desktop Video 10
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10, a major new software update for its UltraStudio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme capture and playback products that replaces all processing with a wholly new design. This new software update allows for innovative features such as simultaneous capture and playback and will be available in October free of charge.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely advanced Ultra HD live production switcher with 6G-SDI technology for only US$2,495.
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Editshare Becomes An Integral Part Of The Teleton Foundation
News: Editshare Becomes An Integral Part Of The Teleton FoundationGlobal telethon foundation adds EditShare scalable shared storage with integrated media management and archiving to produce “Children in Need” documentaries
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Mexico’s Teleton foundation (http://teleton.org/) has upgraded its production center with EditShare’s high-performance XStream shared storage platform with integrated Flow asset management. The new installation also features EditShare Ark Tape with a 48-slot LTO-6 tape library to better manage the foundation’s existing massive content library.
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Films at 59 Chooses StorageDNA’s LTO/LTFS Solution for Advanced Restore and Conform Workflows
Award-winning post house increases LTO LTFS archive speeds by 92% with DNA Evolution
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that Films at 59 has implemented its flagship solution, DNA Evolution™. The award-winning post production facility is leveraging the solution’s automated processes to streamline its demanding file-based workflow with a faster and more reliable archive-retrieval process to save time and storage costs for their clients.
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MAXON to Showcase CINEMA 4D Release 15 at IBC2013 September 13 – 17, 2013, RAI – Amsterdam
Guest Artists to Demonstrate CINEMA 4D R15 Feature Enhancements and CINEWARE, the New Live 3D Pipeline for Adobe After Effects CC; Tim Clapham to Reveal 3D Content from Launch Trailer of “Tom Clancy’s The Division”
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce details of its presence at IBC2013, the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content taking place September 13-17 at the Amsterdam RAI. During IBC expo hours, MAXON welcomes convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor Stand/Booth Number 6.C19.
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Tokyo’s Media City Uses Teranex 2D Processor for Standards Conversion and Archiving
News: Tokyo’s Media City Uses Teranex 2D Processor for Standards Conversion and ArchivingBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based Media City is using Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D Processor for standards conversion and archiving. With facilities in Shinagawa and Ginza, Tokyo, Media City provides a wide variety of production and post production services for TV commercials, music videos and TV programs.
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ChronoSculpt is a Game Changer for 3D Sculpting
News: ChronoSculpt is a Game Changer for 3D SculptingBrings revolutionary time-based cache sculpting to all 3D software pipelines
Interactive 3D sculpting software has forever changed the way 3D modelers, texture artists and designers create and manipulate CG content. ChronoSculpt™ from the LightWave 3D® Group, introduces sculpting over time, a revolutionary way to review and correct cache animation and dynamic simulation using time-based sculpting tools. Its flexible interface supports leading file formats for all professional 3D software programs, including LightWave 3D®, Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, Luxology Modo, and Maxon Cinema 4D.
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New Collaborative Platform Takes Aim at Biggest Bottlenecks in Video Production
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Anywhere for video, which was initially previewed in April 2013 at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow (NAB). With Adobe Anywhere, the biggest headaches in video production – massive file transfers, duplicate media, and proxy files – are a thing of the past. Adobe Anywhere brings virtual teams of talent together, enabling them to efficiently log, edit, share and finish video productions using standard networks and hardware.
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MAXON Announces Exhibitor Presence at SIGGRAPH 2013
Show Highlights Include Previews of Latest CINEMA 4D Workflow Solutions, Guest Artist Presentations and Live Streaming Daily on C4Dlive.com
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is excited to announce details of the company’s exhibitor participation at SIGGRAPH 2013 – the annual convention for computer graphics and interactive technology professionals, taking place July 23-25, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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ZYNC Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Platform Launches Commercially
News: ZYNC Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Platform Launches CommerciallyFully integrated, on-demand cloud based rendering and storage platform for VRay, Mental Ray and Nuke now available for facilities and individual artists.
ZYNC, the Visual Effects industry leading cloud rendering and storage platform has announced their public availability to users worldwide. With over three years of development and pre-release usage by numerous studios totaling over 6.5 million core render hours, ZYNC offers on-demand access to computing resources and software licenses with simple pay-as-you-go hourly pricing. ZYNC’s software and Maya and Nuke plug-ins handles all file management to and from users host applications for a seamless experience for the artist submitting renders. With ZYNC, users are able to launch render nodes as required, from a single machine, up to several hundred instances on-demand. ZYNC‘s infrastructure is hosted via Amazon Web Services platform, which has been awarded a “Best Practices” rating for MPAA security standards.
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NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into Darkness
News: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into DarknessPixomondo is an international visual effects company that utilizes a 24-hour production cycle enabled by a global network of facilities for feature film, television and commercial projects. Recognized with an Academy Award™ for "HUGO" and an Emmy Award™ for the second season of "Game of Thrones", the company’s artistic prowess is further evident in its stunning visual effects work for J.J. Abrams' epic "Star Trek Into Darkness."
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Modus Makes Magic for Now You See Me
Montreal Facility Delivers 227 VFX Shots for Magician Heist Film
Modus FX completed many of the key visual effects shots on "Now You See Me," which was released today in theaters. Featuring a high-voltage ensemble cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and rising star Isla Fisher, "Now You See Me" charts the progress of a team of illusionists who appear to rob banks during their performances, distributing the spoils to their audiences, all the while staying a step ahead of the FBI and Interpol. Modus was charged with many of the film’s CG sequences, creating compelling illusions that support the story and drive the narrative forward.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
News: The Day Dragons Attacked the WorldRogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Picks Signiant Media Shuttle® File Sharing Solution for Accelerated Delivery of Full-Length HD Film Submissions
News: Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Picks Signiant Media Shuttle® File Sharing Solution for Accelerated Delivery of Full-Length HD Film SubmissionsReliability and Ease of Use of Cloud-based Software Enables Top Adventure Filmmakers to Submit Files for International Festival and World Tour Locations
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, which celebrates the world’s best mountain and adventure themed films and books, has standardized on Signiant’s Media Shuttle file sharing solution for digital film submission and distribution at its annual festival and world tour. Requiring fast, reliable delivery of massive HD files with security, acceleration and tracking, the Festival selected Media Shuttle to easily upload, download and transfer large files from a shared file system, providing significant time and cost savings for festival organizers and contributors.
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MASSIVE 4.0, Supporting V-Ray Rendering, is Now Available
Academy Award winning 3D Animation Software for AI-Driven Characters Now Includes Enhanced Agent Fields, New Terrain Nodes and More
Massive Software, developer of the Academy Award®-winning 3D animation software for AI-driven characters, has released Massive 4.0. The latest release includes support for popular V-Ray rendering, new terrain nodes, enhanced brain nodes and agent fields, and many more features and improvements.
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