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SNS Announces EVO v.5.7, New Cloud and Asset Management Features in ShareBrowser
SNS EVO v.5.7 Introduces Recycle Bin, Cloud Integration with Box, Adobe Creative Cloud, OneDrive
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer ofworkflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.7. The latest version includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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NewTek Debuts TriCaster Advanced Edition Software at NAB 2015
More than 60 cutting-edge features elevate TriCaster productions to new heights without additional equipment purchases
NewTek ™ today introduced TriCaster™ Advanced Edition, an option available for TriCaster Mini through TriCaster 8000, capable of elevating productions to new heights of connectivity, creativity, and efficiency. More than 60 new major capabilities and enhancements in TriCaster Advanced Edition help multiply audiences, streamline repetitive tasks, and make productions more riveting in an ever-more-connected world.
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NAB
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NABTelestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that it will unveil the latest version of its multiformat video encoding software Episode 6.5 at NAB 2015 on booth SL3305. Scheduled for release later in Q2 2015, version 6.5 will feature support for closed captions, new formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
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DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert Hales
News: DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert HalesDNA is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning music video and commercial director Robert Hales.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of Production
News: World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of ProductionWorld Famous, a creative collective of directors, designers, editors, writers and artists, is pleased to welcome David Kleinman as Executive Producer and Kelly Green as Head of Production. Kleinman and Green bring nearly four decades of combined experience producing award-winning content for advertising, broadcast and entertainment clients. The announcement comes on the heels of a big night at the recent Seattle ADDY Awards. Four projects created by World Famous took home Silver honors for its agency partners.
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Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”
News: Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”For visual effects artists in Vancouver, pros of all backgrounds and experience levels flock to the VanCG Meetup group for fostering a unified and supportive community. The non-profit organization, led by founder Nick Romick, offers popular monthly educational events, networking, and community-driven collaborative projects to let artists experiment with new techniques and tools outside the office. One such collaborative project currently in progress is “Galactic Battles,” a sci-fi short film featuring both live action and CG that pits the ships from beloved sci-fi franchises against each other in an all-out battle royale.
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PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in April
News: PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in AprilShotgun Software, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, announced today a new pricing model and the upcoming inclusion of RV within the Shotgun toolset. The price of Shotgun is now $30 per account/per month with "Awesome" support, or $50 per account/per month with "Super Awesome" support, and the RV image and sequence player will be included in the next major release of Shotgun in April.
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Allegorithmic Goes Rent-to-Own with Substance Live
New Service Lets Users Pay for Substance Products in Monthly Installments with No Feature Limitations or Subscriptions; Previewing New Product Line at GDC Booth 212
Today, Allegorithmic solves the subscription or buy debate by offering a better way: rent-to-own. With Substance Live, users can now get the complete Substance toolset for $19.90/month with no feature limitation. Each payment goes towards a full license and the plan can be paused at any time, providing maximum flexibility for professional texture artists.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital CharactersCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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PR: Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform
News: PR: Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud PlatformNew Deadline Feature Simplifies the Creation of Cloud-Based Render Farms; Beta Access Comes with $500 Credit for Google Cloud Platform Render Resources
Thinkbox Software today launched the public beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform, a new feature for its scalable, cross-platform high-volume compute management solution.
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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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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"
News: Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"
Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that senior class students participating in the school’s “Star Thief Studio” project have created and produced an original short animated film and interactive iPad book app.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces nominees for the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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SMPTE Expands Virtual Classroom With Courses on IP Media Transport and Navigating the UHD Ecosystem
New Courses Address Critical Industry Topics, Offer Access to Expert Coaching Within a Structured, Interactive Online Education Environment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is expanding its virtual classroom with the introduction of two new courses — "The Essentials of Internet Protocol (IP) Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks" and "Navigating the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Ecosystem." Designed to provide focused, technical knowledge critical to working in today's digital media industry, the SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses also include the Society's Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching Program.
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HP Introduces Industry's Thinnest and Lightest Workstation Ultrabooks
New ZBook Workstations Extend World's Thinnest and Lightest Business-Class Notebook Status Held by HP
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the industry's thinnest and lightest workstation Ultrabooks™ (1), the HP ZBook 14 and 15u. HP also announced its next-generation virtual workstation and enhancements to its Remote Graphics Software.
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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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THREE OF CHANGE Produces “What is 3D Printing” Video Animation Set to Premier at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show
News: THREE OF CHANGE Produces “What is 3D Printing” Video Animation Set to Premier at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics ShowTHREE OF CHANGE produces “What is 3D Printing” video animation set to premiere at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
News: Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Shotgun rolls out Version 5.4 Release
News: Shotgun rolls out Version 5.4 ReleaseNew Update Dramatically Extends Workflow Flexibility and Adds Zoom and Pan of Images and Movies in Review Toolset
Shotgun Software the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, today released Shotgun v5.4. The release includes numerous features to enable even more production efficiency, including support for zoom, pan and scan of stills and movies in review, support for different project workflows, smarter thumbnails, and powerful new ways to connect your data.
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Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive Producer
News: Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive ProducerDave Wilson, Kevin Margo and Jerome Denjean to Bolster Internal Leadership in New Roles
Greg Talmage has joined animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in creative services, Talmage comes to Blur from Iron Claw, an Emmy Award®-winning production company that he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio's continued growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur's emerging pool of directors.
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Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release
News: Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release“Halo 2: Anniversary” Cinematics Reimagined to Immerse Fans Into Critically Acclaimed Story and Complement Re-mastered Gameplay from Developer 343 Industries
Blur Studio worked closely with 343 Industries to revitalize and retell some of the most iconic moments from the venerable "Halo" franchise for the anniversary release of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” offers the complete story of “Halo’s” legendary hero, the Master Chief, for the first time on one console, and Blur was brought in to refresh over forty characters and almost an hour’s worth of cinematic sequences from “Halo 2: Anniversary.”
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Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares Magazine
News: Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares MagazineCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that one of its students was the winner of the “Best Horror Game Design” Award from Ares Magazine. A media vehicle for short stories in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, each issue of Ares Magazine is delivered to subscribers along with a new game.
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Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign
News: Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign“Inside the Trap” and “Trapping Kaos” Highlight Latest Installment of Activision’s Popular, Award-Winning Skylanders® Franchise
The characters and world of Skylanders received the Blur Studio treatment in two new :30 commercials produced by critically-acclaimed ad agency 72andSunny for Activision. With CG sequences helmed by Blur's Oscar-nominated director Jeff Fowler, "Inside the Trap" and "Trapping Kaos" feature an exciting new visual scope to bring Blur's special brand of high-octane storytelling to the imaginative world of Skylanders.
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BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATION
News: BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATIONPaul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W Join Big Block Live’s Creative Collective, Newly Represented by Miss Smith, KK Reps and Devine Reps
Big Block Live has expanded its creative collective of directors with the signing of Paul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W. The new crossover talents join Big Block Live’s existing lineup of live action writer/directors who understand longer format content and who strategically consider distribution and cultural relevance when developing ideas and concepts.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Delve Into Latest Developments in UHDTV, Image Processing, Theatrical Display, and Audio Technology
Sessions to Showcase Cutting-Edge Work in Areas That Are Transforming the Experience of Video and Audio in Cinema and Broadcast
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will bring renowned experts to Hollywood, California, from Oct. 20-23 to offer insight into critical industry topics including the latest developments in ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) standards and systems, as well as in image processing, theatrical display, and audio technology.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014
Latest Creative Cloud Release Drives Deep Connections Between New Family of Mobile Apps and Enhanced CC Desktop Tools Via All-New Creative Profile
At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices. This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3. Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and 9 new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices.
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Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" Event
News: Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" EventCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, hosted the 16th Annual Animation “Show of Shows” event at its campus on Sept. 25th.
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Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles Translate the Next Generation of Gamers with Microsoft Production Studios
News: Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles Translate the Next Generation of Gamers with Microsoft Production StudiosXbox LIVE™ Multi-Lingual Interpreters Rely on Six Model 215 Units for GamesCom 2014
Microsoft Production Studios recently installed six Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles in its state-of-the-art production facility to handle multi-lingual translations for a program produced in conjunction with Xbox LIVE, Microsoft’s online gaming and media delivery service. The American English Xbox LIVE production streamed audio and video content during the recent 2014 GamesCom convention in Germany, the world’s second largest video game trade fair, attracting over 340,000 visitors, 6,000 journalists and 635 exhibitors from 88 countries.
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Egripment and Trackmen Show Augmented Reality with Ventuz at IBC
News: Egripment and Trackmen Show Augmented Reality with Ventuz at IBCThe companies Egripment, experts in camera support systems for staging, broadcast and film, and Trackmen, developer of camera tracking technology, are taking their long-lasting partnership to IBC 2014. On their booth they will showcase full augmented reality TV sets, featuring Ventuz as real-time graphics visualization software.
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Ventuz Proves Prime Choice for Game Show Productions
News: Ventuz Proves Prime Choice for Game Show ProductionsElaborate in-studio installations for game shows require creative freedom as well as reliable broadcast stability. The real-time graphics software Ventuz strengthens its position in this market by offering a combination of events and broadcast features.
With the increasing demand for high-profile, prime-time game shows across the globe, broadcasters are continuously adopting avant-garde in-studio media installations to add value to their new productions. That’s the reason why the real-time software Ventuz is becoming the ‘de facto’ standard for such workflows, which require creating very high resolution large format content for video walls, on-air inserts, but also to control interactive games and logic.
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New Release of Ventuz Real-Time Graphics Enables Multi-Channel Broadcasting
News: New Release of Ventuz Real-Time Graphics Enables Multi-Channel BroadcastingReal-time graphics developer Ventuz Technology will launch the latest version of its renowned software suite during the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. The new release, Ventuz 4.05, includes many improvements and some interesting new features to meet the needs for high-quality real-time graphics and interactivity at broadcast stations and presentation companies.
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Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014Today, Ross Video announces that it will showcase XPression Maps, a powerful new broadcast mapping solution at IBC 2014. Built in partnership with Austrian company, ARTS Computer Technologies GmbH, a world leader in computer graphics and mapping technology, XPression Maps can be configured as a fully-featured desktop application for designers, or as a central server for templated maps creation from newsroom client plug-ins.
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope’s award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Ventuz Technology Strengthens Marketing Team
News: Ventuz Technology Strengthens Marketing TeamReal-time software developer Ventuz Technology keeps its steady growth by hiring 3D graphics expert David Paniego as Product Marketing Manager, based in the Hamburg office.
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Telestream Announces Windows Support for Switch
Version 1.5 of the Playback, Inspection and Conversion Tool to Support Windows as well as Mac OS X
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a Microsoft Windows-compatible version of Switch – the multiformat media player that provides professionals with everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Already available for Mac OS X, Switch version 1.5 will be demonstrated on booth 7.C21 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam September 12-16, and will be available for purchase in Q4 2014.
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope's award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Streaming Capabilities for Microsoft Azure Media Services
News: Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Streaming Capabilities for Microsoft Azure Media ServicesAzure Media and Wirecast are now Fully Integrated with a Built-In Destination that Makes it quick and easy to Send Content from Wirecast to Azure
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is teaming up with Microsoft Azure Media Services. This collaboration makes Azure Media Services a live streaming destination in the upcoming release of Telestream’s Wirecast streaming production software. Taking advantage of the direct connection from Wirecast to the Microsoft Azure Media Services ecosystem, large-scale streaming broadcasts can leverage the dynamic scalability, reliability, redundancy and minimum capital investment the cloud offers when streaming live to large audiences with myriad devices.
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Elemental Brings Widely Deployed Software-Defined Video Solutions to IBC
Company to Highlight Flexible Software Running in Turnkey, Virtual and Cloud Deployments, 4K HEVC Milestones And Support For Live-to-VOD Applications
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced plans to showcase its full suite of video processing capabilities at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, 12-16 September. In the last twenty months, Elemental has doubled its customer base to 500 companies in more than 50 countries.
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Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"
News: Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"Riptide Music Group, a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and video games, has announced that its artist Helen Austin is the co-winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s “Song of the Year.”
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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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Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10
News: Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10th. The over two hour showcase will present dozens of the best computer animated films culled from around the world. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College, and Director of Game Design & Development. Solomon was also the key volunteer in creating the festival itself as the Director of the Computer Animation Festival for SIGGRAPH 2014.
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Telestream Announces Strong Growth in File-based Workflow Enterprise Operations
40 Percent Increase in Global Sales Revenue for its Vantage Transcoding and Workflow Automation Systems; Announces Collaboration with Apple, Adobe, Microsoft & Avid
Against a background where numerous large manufacturers appear to be struggling and a host of smaller companies have been the subject of acquisitions and mergers Telestream will arrive at IBC 2014 reporting strong revenue and profitability growth.
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Big Block Live Clicks With Greenpeace
News: Big Block Live Clicks With GreenpeaceJosh + Vince Direct Comic Genius Reggie Watts in "#ClickClean" Videos
Big Block Live and its directorial team Josh + Vince brought the good energy, their close ties to the artistic community and their signature brand of humor to the new Greenpeace campaign "#Click Clean" by The VIA Agency.
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The Barkers Join STORY
News: The Barkers Join STORYHusband-and-Wife Directing Team Specializing in Exuberant Lifestyle Work, Gains National Representation for Commercials and Branded Content.
STORY has entered into an agreement with Chris and Kristen Barker, the multi-talented, husband and wife creative team known as The Barkers, to represent them for commercial advertising projects throughout the United States. The Chicago-based duo are creative auteurs whose work for Microsoft, Kraft, Head & Shoulders, Google, United Airlines, Hewlett Packard and others, includes commercials, branded content, commercial photography and original music. The pair has won wide praise for work centering on casual, youth-oriented lifestyle material, a style they term “Life Shared.”
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RTW Launches Online Store On Company Website
News: RTW Launches Online Store On Company WebsiteCustomers Can Now Purchase Selected RTW Products Directly from Relaunched Corporate Website
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online store, operated by asknet, where customers can purchase a selection of RTW products directly from the company’s website. Now, by clicking the “Shop” icon on the recently relaunched RTW.com homepage, customers can buy a range of RTW metering and loudness tools.
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Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH
News: Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPHAt the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices.
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WASP3D Announces Release of the WASP Community Edition ver 3.4
News: WASP3D Announces Release of the WASP Community Edition ver 3.4WASP3D today announced the release of a Community Edition (ver 3.4) of the Wasp Software Suite. The Wasp3D CE is a fully functional free version for beginners to learn, evaluate and gain experience with the software. The WASP3D CE suite consists of the 3D Design tool - Drone Designer and the real-time rendering server - Sting Server. Graphic Artists, 3rd Party Developers, Technology providers can now use this opportunity to evaluate WASP3D, build solutions and applications and share/present it to the potential clients. It is a downloadable version that can be used for personal, educational & commercial usage.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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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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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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iZotope Announces RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced
The Next Generation Of An Industry Standard
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced an update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement suite, RX®. RX, an Emmy Award-winning audio repair toolkit, is used by musicians, sound engineers, and post production professionals everywhere to transform noisy, distorted, or flawed audio into pristine material.
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With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character Creator
News: With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character CreatorNow It’s Even Easier for Gamers, Modders and Developers to Put Themselves into a Video Game
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it is now possible to use Kinect for Windows v2 and scanning software to get 3D models into Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse. In addition to a blog post highlighting the new Fuse-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow, gamers, modders and developers will be able to check out the new workflow at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1, Booth B015a).
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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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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Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014Partnerships with Quantum, Spectra Logic and Microsoft Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At IBC 2014, Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen, the world-class media management and publishing solution, as well as demonstrating strong relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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ThinkB!G Awarded 5 Year Contract with Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
ThinkB!G Now Providing the Department of Defense Education Activity with Adobe & Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers
ThinkB!G LLC, a leader in Adobe technology certification training, eLearning, and responsive web to mobile development in the Baltimore-Washington region, was recently awarded a 5 year contract (including options) with Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for distribution and management of Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification vouchers.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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Ventuz Opens Office in New York to Meet Rise in US Customer Base
Real-time graphics software developer Ventuz Technology has opened a new office in New York City to better accommodate the increasing number of US customers. The rooms of Ventuz Technology Inc. are located in Greenwich Village, the heart of New York’s creative scene.
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Support Partners Places Multiple Order for Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP
Support Partners, one of Britain's leading providers of broadcast related systems and services, has ordered seven BroadcastSafePP legaliser plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro together with seven USB single-licence keys.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Record Number of Attendees Move InfoComm 2014 Forward
More than 37,000 Flock to Las Vegas to Experience AV, Network and Learn
InfoComm 2014, the annual conference and exhibition for professional audiovisual buyers and sellers worldwide, held June 14-20 in Las Vegas was visited by 37,048 professionals attending from more than 114 countries. This represents a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013.
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Adobe Announces All New 2014 Release of Creative Cloud
Mobile Apps and New Hardware Extend Creative Cloud Workflow; All Major CC Desktop Apps Updated
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today continued to drive Creative Cloud innovation by announcing 14 new versions of CC desktop applications, including essential tools such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The biggest Adobe software release since CS6, it also includes four new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, updates to Creative Cloud services and new offerings for enterprise, education and photography customers. Yesterday, Adobe announced that there are now over 2.3 million Creative Cloud subscriptions, far exceeding original projections when it was unveiled two years ago.
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The New Grass Valley Features Cloud-based Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014
News: The New Grass Valley Features Cloud-based Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, is featuring GV STRATUS Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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VuWall Integrates SkySoft-ATM Lossless Live Streaming & Record/Playback Features into VuWall2 Software
News: VuWall Integrates SkySoft-ATM Lossless Live Streaming & Record/Playback Features into VuWall2 SoftwareStrategic Partnership Extends Proven Functionality From Air Traffic Management Systems To Control Rooms
VuWall Technology Inc., a developer of world-class control room management software, and SkySoft-ATM, a leading-edge ATC solutions provider, has announced their strategic partnership under which VuWall has integrated SkySoft-ATM SkyRec features into the VuWall2 software suite. VuWall will be demonstrating the advanced record/ playback and high-performance lossless compressions capabilities at InfoComm 2014 (Las Vegas, NV June 18-20) in partner Exxact Corporation’s Booth # N2555.
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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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Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design Firm
News: Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design FirmStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, has welcomed Creative Director Sean Starkweather to the company’s team. Starkweather was the creative lead talent on the company’s newest round of work for Samsung and Cheil Worldwide and the Galaxy S5 phone.
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Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
News: Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’VFX Sequences, Concept Design and Stereo 3D Titles Tease ‘Sinister Six’ Lineup
Blur Studio teamed up with Director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen once again to create visual effects for the opening sequence, end titles and 45 other visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Well-versed in Marvel’s rich universe, Blur drew on its expertise of the property to align with the film’s story in a way that was both authentic and fresh via character design, VFX sequences and teaser-laden end titles that they created in stereo.
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Shotgun Announces First Pipeline Awards to be Held at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software, the creative industry s trusted production pipeline partner, announces the first Shotgun Pipeline Awards, recognizing excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage for creative production. Awards will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Tuesday August 12, at the Shotgun User Group meeting, and announced publicly on the Shotgun Blog (http://blog.shotgunsoftware.com/)
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Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products
News: Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance ProductsState of the Art Rendering and Post Processing Technologies Now Let Game Artists See Final Render While They Work; Substance’s Physically Based Viewport Now Among Best in Industry
What happens when the world’s best post-processing middleware meets the world’s most popular texturing technology for games? Game artists are about to find out, as today Allegorithmic will begin integrating Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta.
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iZotope Honored with a New England Innovation Award
SBANE Recognizes iZotope for Innovation in Audio
iZotope Inc. , a leading audio technology company, has been honored with a 2014 New England Innovation Award by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Selected from 210 organizations that lead development in their fields, iZotope was chosen by SBANE for its technological contributions to and reach throughout the audio industries. iZotope technologies are a key component in many music and television studios around the globe, allowing users to change the way they approach audio production.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to Speak at Motion Picture Association of America's Creativity Conference
3D Perceptual and Printing Tools Bring Entertainment Creativity to Manufacturing Reality- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios Brings Movie Magic to The Story On Screen and at Home
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma Stone
News: Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma StoneFans of Vogue’s Original Shorts video series will get a look at Emma Stone’s quirky personality in the next installment of the series cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Josh Bodnar and directed by Caviar’s Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”).
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Zoic Propels Players Right Into The Action for Kinect Sports Rivals
News: Zoic Propels Players Right Into The Action for Kinect Sports RivalsCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios transports sports enthusiasts straight into the action in the :30 Kinect Sports Rivals spot “You” for Microsoft out of Antfarm. In the spot, two live action competitors are facing off against their avatar counterparts, when the wall of reality is smashed and the spot launches into thrilling gameplay. The recently released game is the next generation of the popular Xbox franchise, Kinect Sports and includes Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Target Shooting, Wake Racing and Climbing and allows players to scan themselves using the Kinect system and create their own custom avatar. Zoic handled the effects and color correction for the live action intro section of the spot as well as the :90 trailer.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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Shotgun Client Review Site is Now Available
News: Shotgun Client Review Site is Now AvailableEnables Studios to Share Work with Clients on Desktops or Mobile Devices Securely and Easily
Shotgun Software has released Shotgun 5.3 featuring a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site. This toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio securely, with one click, through free, unlimited client accounts, to desktops or mobile devices. All client feedback is automatically tracked and recorded in Shotgun. The Shotgun Client Review Site replaces a time- and labor-intensive process with a single click, for both studios and their clients.
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Echostreams Teams Up with LSI and Microsoft to Demonstrate High-Availability Virtualized Shared Storage for Media Professionals at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas at LVCC Booth No.SL10810
Company showcases a complete family of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 certified cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms designed for OEMs, ranging from entry-level UP Intel E3 Haswell to top-of-the-line DP E5 Ivy Bridge, enhanced with LSI Syncro™® CS 9271-8i active/active redundant RAID adapters.
Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of an entire family of redundant server platforms, DuraStreams™, that are designed specifically for various Small-Medium-Business (SMB) verticals, with the support of the latest LSI Syncro® CS HA DAS technology. These platforms are certified under Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for continuous availability, ideal for OEMs, System Integrators and Value-Added-Resellers building “Business in a Box” and “Branch in a Box” all-in-one Windows Server Hyper-V appliances. Knowing there are different needs coming from different SMB verticals that cannot be satisfied with “one-size-fits-all” approach, Echostreams has developed not one, but five different cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms supporting E3, E5-1400, E5-1600, and E5-2600 platforms. Environments suitable for these cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms include Retail, Medical/Dental Offices, Hotels & Restaurants, Education, Media & Broadcasting, and many others.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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iZotope Nectar® Elements Now Shipping in Sony Vegas™ Pro 13
iZotope, Inc, a leading audio technology company, has again partnered with Sony Creative Software to provide Nectar Elements as part of Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 video production environment. Nectar Elements, a vocal processing plug-in, is built on an easy-to-use interface, intuitive controls, and extensive preset system for processing vocals quickly to professional results.
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DTS and Unified Streaming Expand Support for Layered Audio to Include HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies, collaboratively announced today an extension of their existing relationship to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK into the Unified Streaming Platform to encompass support for HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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Signiant Launches SkyDrop Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Movement of Large Data Sets Into and Out of Cloud Storage
Intelligent File Movement Software Leader Extends Cloud Platform, Offers Scalable and Reliable High-Speed On-Ramp to Cloud
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement, today announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop – the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offerings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.
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Aspera Expands Partner Ecosystem at NAB 2014
Leading Media Technology Providers are Adopting Aspera FASPTM to Enable High-Performance Content Storage, Processing and Distribution
Booth SL8511- Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, expanded its partner ecosystem with new joint solutions powered by Aspera FASP™ high-speed transport technology.
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