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Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8
Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8Astro AWANI, a 24-hour news network produced for viewers in Malaysia and Brunei, is the latest broadcaster to upgrade its newsroom infrastructure to Octopus 8. "Octopus 8 is highly compatible with our Grass Valley broadcast system," comments Astro AWANI’s head of operations, Tanuja Singh."It also offers many advantages including the ability to handle social media sources just as easily as the traditional spectrum of news feeds.
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Community Films Welcomes Comedy Director Aleysa Young To The Company's Diverse Talent Roster
Comedy Director Aleysa Young has joined Community Films. Young becomes part of a diverse roster of directorial talent that includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, Albert Uria, and Clay Williams.
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Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Hall 4, Stand CMP-1 March 21-23, Dubai World Trade Centre
Quantum will show how its StorNext platform "powers what's next" across the full media life cycle, including production, content management, and delivery and archive workflows. The company will feature StorNext 5.4, the newest release of this powerful platform, and how it brings greater efficiency and flexibility to media workflows. Quantum also will showcase the award-winning Xcellis workflow storage system, demonstrating its unique converged architecture and highlighting its ability to support embedded applications. Throughout CABSAT the company also will demonstrate the benefits of its massively scalable, low-latency Lattus object storage system.
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Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
The Feb. 19 Ceremony at L.A. Live will Honor Ryan Murphy, Emmy®-nominated Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz
Beverly Center, one of the premier fashion destinations in Los Angeles, joins as an official Platinum Sponsor for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) 2017 Annual Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. In addition, Beverly Center will be a yearly sponsor of the guild, supporting multiple programs. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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Ventuz Technology to Show Interactive VR Demos at ISE 2017
Ventuz Technology to Show Interactive VR Demos at ISE 2017As part of their focus on real-time Virtual and Augmented Reality planned for ISE 2017, Ventuz Technology will bring partner Glare Productions on the booth to show immersive and interactive VR setups using HTC Vive. The goal is to demonstrate the easy creation of valuable content for VR in a presentation and event context.
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PlayBox Technology Announces Major Enhancements to Neo and CloudAir
PlayBox Technology Announces Major Enhancements to Neo and CloudAir
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, Tuesday February 28 to Thursday March 2, 2017
PlayBox Technology announces major enhancements to its server-based Neo and SaaS-based CloudAir broadcast playout solutions. They include extra features and an extended range of interface capabilities. "With over 30 per cent of the global market for channel branding and broadcast playout systems, we and our systems integration partners are experiencing ongoing success on the proven basis of listening to our customers and delivering what they need," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash.
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Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
See Ortana on stand K18 at BVE 2017, London, February 28 to March 2
Ortana Media Group is introducing new features to its Cubix media asset management and media orchestration platform. These are scheduled for introduction at BVE 2017 in London, February 28 to March 2. Also on demonstration will be Ortana's Spot & Spin online content processing service.
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Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality at the ISE Booth of Ventuz Technology
Virtual and Augmented Reality at the ISE Booth of Ventuz TechnologyWith the recently introduced integration of VR technology into the Ventuz pipeline, the software developer plans to turn their stand at ISE into a Virtual and Augmented Reality hub. They will be assisted by agency Realtime Department, who is renowned for their innovative approach to new devices and technologies. As long-time users of the Ventuz software suite, Realtime Department have profited from the openness of the software by utilizing a multitude of hardware solutions, many of which are in-house developments. With their unique installations, they have been able to service many large companies, among them VW, Wabco, Grass and many more.
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Pixar Storyteller Matthew Luhn and Virtual Reality Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Headline New Conference at InfoComm 2017
Pixar Storyteller Matthew Luhn and Virtual Reality Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Headline New Conference at InfoComm 2017InfoComm International is pleased to announce that its new TIDE conference (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.), to be held for the first time at InfoComm 2017, will feature keynote speakers Matthew Luhn, one of the original story creators at Pixar, and virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña. TIDE is a thought-leadership event for examining the strategic impact of audiovisual technology and the AV industry's role within the larger business and technology sectors.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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7 New Tools added to Substance Designer (Scan blending, photogrammetry, weathering)
7 New Tools added to Substance Designer (Scan blending, photogrammetry, weathering)
Digital Material Authoring Software Introduces New Tools and Filters for Photogrammetric Workflows
Today, Allegorithmic releases Substance Designer 5.6, a free update that adds seven new tools and filters to the industry-leading digital material authoring software, including solutions for both scanned and photogrammetric workflows.
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Ventuz Technology Certifies Multi-Touch Table by Interactive Scape
Ventuz Technology Certifies Multi-Touch Table by Interactive Scape
Ventuz Technology Integrates State-of-the-art Multi-Touch Table by Interactive Scape
Ventuz Technology deepens its relationship with hardware manufacturer Interactive Scape by officially certifying their newest touch table, the Scape Pro with tangible object recognition, for use with the Ventuz software suite. This combination of hard- and software is perfectly fit for 24/7 operation in heavily frequented environments, such as flagship stores or exhibition floors.
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Quantum's New StorNext 5.4 Provides Greater Efficiency and Flexibility in Media Content Management
Quantum's New StorNext 5.4 Provides Greater Efficiency and Flexibility in Media Content Management
Enhancements Include Expanded Public and Private Cloud Options and Simplified Application Deployment
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced StorNext 5.4, a new release of the company's acclaimed workflow storage platform that brings new levels of efficiency and flexibility to media content management. StorNext 5.4 enhancements include the ability to integrate existing public cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage (private cloud) — starting with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING — as archive tiers in a StorNext®-managed media environment. Another new feature enables users to deploy applications embedded within StorNext-powered Xcellis™ workflow storage appliances.
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Top Engineers Choose Sennheiser Wireless for Optimal Reliability and Audio Quality During 2016 American Music Awards
Top Engineers Choose Sennheiser Wireless for Optimal Reliability and Audio Quality During 2016 American Music AwardsLast month’s AMA Awards, held at Microsoft Theater and broadcast to more than eight million viewers on the ABC network, featured several of today’s most talented pop artists such as Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande and many others. As each artist lit up the stage in a sequence of arresting performances, along with impressive lighting and choreography, the vast majority of engineers handling audio for the show relied on Sennheiser wireless for the duration of the performances.
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Matrox Announces Significant Update for Monarch LCS
Matrox Announces Significant Update for Monarch LCS
New Updates for the Lecture Capture Appliance Include Device Scheduling and Store & Forward Functionality
Matrox® Video, a leader in broadcast and streaming video technology, today announced a major firmware update for the H.264 based Matrox Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance. “Matrox has a long reputation of providing robust updates to our product lines and this release is proof of that continued tradition,” says Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox. “This update provides value, increases ease of use and reliability, and lowers overall demands on network infrastructures and IT administrators.”
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engleman and Oscar®-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The black tie event will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at LA Live. The announcement was made today by IATSE Local 706 president Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix Platform
Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix PlatformOrtana Media Group announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its Cubix asset management and media orchestration platform. Used by major television channels throughout the world, Cubix is capable of handling all broadcast-related workflows from inception right through to billing. Designed for media management, processing and delivery, it offers a unified configurable platform for easy deployment on site, in the cloud or both. Every element is secure, multi-tenanted, file-agnostic and format-agnostic.
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Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Four-time Emmy® winner will be honored at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on Feb. 19, 2017
Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, director and screenwriter, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.
Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.Community Films has welcomed international Director Albert Uria to the company's diverse roster of talent for representation in the U.S. Originally from Spain, Uria splits his time between Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Barcelona. He joins a directorial roster at Community Films, which includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, and Clay Williams.
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Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe Localization
Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe Localization
McKellar will lead recently formed division serving the fast growing global market for video localization
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has named former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar President of Deluxe Localization. He joins the Company to lead the new organization formed by Deluxe's recent acquisition of cloud-based workflow platform, Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs) and Deluxe's thriving global localization business. The combination has given Deluxe massive global reach, proven, secure technology, and unprecedented capacity to meet the explosive worldwide demand for localized entertainment content. McKellar will join the Company in December, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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Microsoft introduces Surface Studio and the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft introduces Surface Studio and the Windows 10 Creators Update
New Surface Studio turns your desk into a creative studio; the Creators Update brings new creativity and gaming experiences built around the people who matter most.
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a broad vision to empower a new wave of creativity with a major update coming to more than 400 million Windows 10 devices and the introduction of Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book.
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Square Box Systems CatDV at the 2016 NAB Show New York
Square Box Systems CatDV at the 2016 NAB Show New York
2016 NAB Show New York Preview CatDV Exhibiting With JB&A Distribution on Booth 1125 Nov. 9-10
Square Box Systems at the 2016 NAB Show New York Square Box Systems will showcase next-generation products that demonstrate why the company has become the industry's leading developer of digital asset management and media asset management (MAM) solutions. Square Box Systems' flagship product, CatDV, accelerates collaborative media asset management operations and empowers small-, medium-, and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. Square Box Systems will be exhibiting with JB&A in booth 1125.
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Quantum Break: Keeping in time with Mistika
Quantum Break: Keeping in time with Mistika
A chat with VFX Supervisor and Colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera about the groundbreaking blend of gameplay and live-action TV
The action-adventure video game market as we knew it changed forever when the sci-fi game Quantum Break was released worldwide in April this year.
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Creative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Recipient of Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Season 6 “Battle of the Bastards”
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on “Battle of the Bastards”, the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
2016 awards season delivers Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy recognition for the three-year-old studio
Academy and BAFTA Award winning independent VFX studio Milk has won an Emmy Award for Hartswood Films/BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ at the 68thCreative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonyheld at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
New update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Andy Green & Sean Fazende Named Editors At Cut+Run
Andy Green & Sean Fazende Named Editors At Cut+RunCut+Run is excited to announce the official promotion of Andy Green and Sean Fazende to Editors. Both editors are based in Los Angeles and available to work via any Cut+Run location.
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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Fully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box. Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC tradeshow, and will start shipping in early September with prices starting at just $4,995.
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Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud WorkflowsTelestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) ideally suited to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals.
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GPL Technologies to Host Webinars on GPU Rendering, Shared Storage and Workplace Self-Esteem
GPL Technologies to Host Webinars on GPU Rendering, Shared Storage and Workplace Self-EsteemNVIDIA’s latest innovations for GPU rendering, new shared storage solutions from Harmonic, and improving self-esteem in the workplace will be the subjects of three free webinars hosted by GPL Technologies.
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View Conference 2016 Announcing A Rich Slate Of Industry Speakers, Keynotes And Award Competitions
VIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference will swing into action October 24, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in animation, visual effects, virtual reality and digital design in the conference’s 17-year history. The renowned Turin, Italy confab spans five days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards presented to an expected audience of 6,000 students and professionals. This year, VIEW is headlined by three exciting Keynotes:
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare Flow
Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare FlowEditShare has chosen Vidcheck's Vidchecker file-based quality assurance solution for full integration with the Editshare Flow production asset management platform. The combination of Vidchecker and Flow will be introduced by EditShare on stand 7.G37 at IBC2016 in September.
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Concerto Cloud Services to Exhibit at CompTIA ChannelCon 2016 – Booth #615
Concerto Cloud Services, a fully managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications, today announced it is exhibiting at CompTIA ChannelCon 2016 “Breaking Boundaries,” the premier collaboration, education and networking event for IT vendors, distributors and channel partners, August 1-3 at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla.
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Shotgun Recognizes Pipeline Heroes at SIGGRAPH 2016
Shotgun Recognizes Pipeline Heroes at SIGGRAPH 2016Shotgun Software today announced the winners of the third annual Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim. The Pipeline Awards recognize tools and individuals who exhibit excellence in pipeline tool development and are pushing the industry forward by making laborious processes better and faster for studios of all sizes.
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slimRAW adds four new CinemaDNG compression types
A new update of slimRAW has been released. Version 1.6 adds a 5:1 constant bit rate CinemaDNG raw compression as well as two modes of variable bit rate lossy CinemaDNG compression in addition to the previously available 3:1 and 4:1 options. There is also a new widely compatible logarithmically encoded lossless compression mode, which offers further space savings while still keeping the original great image quality untouched. The expanded range of raw compression modes serves a variety of needs and makes high resolution raw video acquisition practical.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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Canon U.S.A Helps Maximize Micro, Small And Home Office Business Efficiency with New Series of Wireless Inkjet Printers
Next Generation MAXIFY Models Ideal for Micro, Small and Home Office Business Owners Looking for Cost-Effective Printing Solutions with 100-percent U.S. Based Service and Support
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced five next generation MAXIFY Wireless1Inkjet printers for all of today’s home office, microbusiness and small business owners. Designed with users in the legal, accounting, construction, real estate, healthcare, retail and food service industries in mind, these Wi-Fi® enabled printers offer improved functionality, such as increased print speeds, management information base (MIB) support, and select models offer larger LCD screens. Each printer also features cloud printing capabilities 2, 3, 4, and access to best-in-class 100 percent U.S.-based service and support, giving consumers peace of mind around a sound investment.
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Shotgun Software Customer Straighface Studios: Relies on Shotgun for Quick, Easy Production Management
Shotgun Software Customer Straighface Studios: Relies on Shotgun for Quick, Easy Production ManagementSeattle-based animation, motion graphics, and VFX shop Straightface Studios relied on Shotgun Software to simplify project management on an all-CG animation for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker.’ The Ballet completely re-concepted the show for the first time in over 30 years, including sets and costumes, calling on Straightface to develop a three-minute animated opening overture that would set the tone for the new show. The animation shows a village inspired by mid-19th century New England, traversing over 372 square miles in 3D before giving way to the physical set. This content replaced a traditional painted curtain, giving the show a more modern feel and helping audiences become more immersed in the show’s new environment.
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First Hawaiian Bank Teams with MVNP and Accomplice Media for "Milestone" Campaign
First Hawaiian Bank Teams with MVNP and Accomplice Media for "Milestone" Campaign
Eight spots use humor emotional storytelling to elevate the bank’s brand imaging
Although it serves a state with a population of less than 1.5 million people, First Hawaiian Bank is intent on reaching its audience with the sophistication of an international financial powerhouse. Teaming with Honolulu agency MVNP and Los Angeles-based production company Accomplice Media, FHB has launched an ambitious branding campaign centering on people coping with life’s milestones. Rather than pushing specific retail services—as most regional banks do—these funny, beautifully-produced spots aim to forge an emotional connection with Hawaii residents from all walks of life.
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SmartSound Launches Sonicfire Pro 6
A New Landmark in Music Soundtrack Creation
SmartSound®Software, Inc., the leader in fully-customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation technology, today announced Sonicfire®Pro 6—a software revolution in soundtrack creation technology. Seamlessly integrated with SmartSound’s extensive Royalty-Free Music Library, Sonicfire Pro 6 brings powerful new technologies to the selection, customization and integration of music tracks for video production.
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Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client Development
Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client DevelopmentEclipse Advertising, an award-winning, independent advertising and marketing agency is expanding its Brand Strategy and Marketing team. Concurrently, Eclipse has named Leila Amirsadeghi as Vice President, Client Development. The announcement was made today by Steve Dubb, CEO/President, Eclipse.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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Erik Huggers Announced as an IBC Conference Keynote Speaker
IBC announced today that Erik Huggers, President and CEO of Vevo, will deliver a Keynote on Saturday 10 September at its forthcoming IBC2016 Conference.
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Shawn Dunn Joins Original Force, LTD as CTO!
Shawn Dunn has joined Original Force, LTD as Chief Technology Officer, it was announced today by Harley Zhao, president and founder of Original Force.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali Ali
Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali AliUnderscoring its focus on nurturing ties with creative-minded directors and advertising agencies, TWC Films has rebranded as Cultivate.Media. The Santa Monica-based production company’s new name, logo and website are meant to suggest its mission to build relationships and the evolving nature of advertising production.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Cut+Run Adds Senior Producer Jared Thomas
Cut+Run Adds Senior Producer Jared ThomasCut+Run announced today that Jared Thomas has joined the company as Senior Producer of the Los Angeles office. Prior to becoming part of the Cut+Run family, Jared was a freelance producer managing and executing large, complex projects for both production and postproduction companies here in LA and San Francisco.
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Streambox® Supports NewTek™ NDI™ for Enhanced Live Video Streaming
Streambox® Supports NewTek™ NDI™ for Enhanced Live Video Streaming
Streambox application for NDI allows live video streaming directly to any NDI compatible system
Streambox, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions announced its new Streambox application for NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI). NewTek recently revealed a new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks (NDI). NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time.
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DTS Premium Audio Transcoding Coming To Microsoft Azure Media Services
DTS Premium Audio Transcoding Coming To Microsoft Azure Media Services
Cloud-Based DTS Audio Support to Provide Complete End-to-End Solution With Playback on XBOX One and Other OTT Platforms
PRNewswire/ -- DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has announced that DTS-supported content encoding will be available in May through Microsoft Azure's Media Encoder Premium for OTT streaming services.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
Unveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud Workflows
Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud Workflows
Accelerated file transfer offerings evolve as the cloud transition picks up steam
At NAB 2016, booth SL6605, Signiant will be demonstrating a broad array of product enhancements that support the top priorities of Media & Entertainment customers. The company will showcase the continuing evolution of its patented SaaS platform and will preview new capabilities that align with a vision for next-generation cloud workflows.
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Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las Vegas
Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las Vegas
The VR technology demonstrations include 4K VR video workflow from 3D & 360 video capture, video stitching, compression and transport to the cloud video servers for multiplayer Virtual Reality video distribution
Streambox®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions, today announces its StreamboxVR®, an end-to-end 4K 3D and 360 virtual reality streaming infrastructure for Live Events, Sports, Broadcast, Education and Enterprise applications.
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Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud Workflows
Signiant Product Innovations Support Customer Demand for Storage Independence, Operational Efficiencies, and Cloud Workflows
Accelerated file transfer offerings evolve as the cloud transition picks up steam
At NAB 2016, booth SL6605, Signiant will be demonstrating a broad array of product enhancements that support the top priorities of Media & Entertainment customers. The company will showcase the continuing evolution of its patented SaaS platform and will preview new capabilities that align with a vision for next-generation cloud workflows.
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San Jose's Cogswell College Ranked as One of the Top Video-Game Design Schools in North America
San Jose's Cogswell College Ranked as One of the Top Video-Game Design Schools in North AmericaCogswell College is one of the top schools in North America to study—and develop a career in—game design for 2016, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review.
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Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016
Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology will demo the final version of the recently released Ventuz 5 at NAB 2016. The newest generation of the real-time graphics solution offers enhanced usability and improved design functionalities.
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Smruti Shah Joins Troika as Head of Strategy
Smruti Shah Joins Troika as Head of StrategyEntertainment media brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika announced today the hire of Smruti Shah as Head of Strategy reporting to Dan Pappalardo, Founder and CEO. Smruti will be responsible for the leadership and development of the agency’s growing strategic practice.
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Envy Post Production Introduces RX Audio Repair Tools in Leading London Facility
Envy Post Production Introduces RX Audio Repair Tools in Leading London FacilityiZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that leading London-based post house, Envy Post Production, has successfully integrated its RX audio repair and enhancement suite throughout its facility.
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Signiant Sees Increase in Global Adoption of Industry-Leading SaaS Solutions for Third Straight Year
Company to demonstrate Cloud-native SaaS Products Media Shuttle and Flight at NAB 2016 Booth SL6605
As the popularity of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions grows apace,Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, will present the company’s industry-leading SaaS solutions on Booth SL6605 at NAB 2016. The Signiant team will be on hand to demonstrate the latest enhancements to both Media Shuttle, the de factostandard for hands-on file movement, and Flight, the industry’s first and only SaaS utility for automated transfer to and from cloud object storage. With built-in capabilities for integration with Flight, Signiant’s flagship Manager+Agents offering completes the company’s cloud-ready portfolio.
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Square Box Systems at the 2016 NAB Show
As the industry's leading developer of digital asset management and media asset management solutions, Square Box Systems will showcase an array of next-generation products during the 2016 NAB Show (booth SL5025) that accelerate collaborative media asset management operations, and empower small, medium, and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency.
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Hiltron Commences Satellite Newsgathering System for Major German Public Broadcaster
Hiltron Commences Satellite Newsgathering System for Major German Public BroadcasterHiltron has commenced a satellite newsgathering vehicle project for one of the largest public-service television and radio broadcasters in southern Germany. It centres on the integration of a complete satellite communications system which will allow news or outside broadcast crews to deliver video and audio content to the network's main studios from practically any location.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 28, 2016) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer Titler
Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer Titler
Automated Vantage Service for File-Based Title Generation Automates the creation of animated titles, slates, and graphical elements as part of a Vantage Post Producer iterative content workflow
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, and NewBlue® Inc., a production-proven video special effects, transitions and titling technology company, today announced the release of Post Producer Titler Engine. Developed in partnership between the two companies, Post Producer Titler Engine is powered by NewBlueFX and runs on Telestream’s file-based content assembly service, Post Producer™, part of the Vantage media-processing platform. The new Titler Engine automates the creation of rich, animated, high-resolution titles and graphics when creating uniquely branded versions of the same package. Titler Engine will be shown at NAB 2016 on the Telestream booth (SL 4525).
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Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett
Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy HackettNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has signed directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett for U.S. commercial representation. This marks the first official U.S. representation for Dennis, who has a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, live sports, branded content, and network promos for the likes of BBC, Sky and Channel 4. Hackett is a copywriter-turned-director who brings a sharp eye for casting to deliver singular comedic performances that earned him numerous industry accolades for his directing and writing including AICP, Hatch, New York Festivals and Clios.
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iZotope Delivers Everything Needed to Get Started with Audio Repair
iZotope Delivers Everything Needed to Get Started with Audio Repair
New RX Plug-in Pack and free educational resources bring great-sounding audio within reach
iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing two new developments that support the creative community's pursuit of better-sounding audio.
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Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy Award
Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy AwardRichard Chuang, a distinguished member of the Cogswell College Board of Directors, a true Pioneer of Digital Animation, and the co-inventor of one of the very first Digital Animation Pipelines, has just received (on Feb. 13th) his second Academy Award® for his groundbreaking design work of the PDI/DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.
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Northern Lights Teams up with Microsoft to Ignite the Fight Against Extreme Poverty for Global Citizen
Northern Lights Teams up with Microsoft to Ignite the Fight Against Extreme Poverty for Global CitizenNY-based Northern Lights editor Glenn Conte teams up with Microsoft to energize a hopeful approach to ending extreme poverty globally in the inspirational 1:22 PSA “Upgrade Your World” for Global Citizen. The spot illustrates Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world by encouraging people to act, because now, like never before, their voices will be heard and acted upon. The spot delivers a resolute call to action, encouraging outreach to government officials, signing petitions and joining rallies. Microsoft has teamed up with the organization to amplify the technology to help empower individuals to make an impact on such pressing global issues including gender equality, clean water, climate action, education and healthcare. Windows and Microsoft Philanthropies held a panel with Global Citizen on January 28, 2016 at the Microsoft Loft Space in New York to bring awareness to the Global Goals and the effort made by the organization.
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Telestream To Introduce New Workflow Enhancements to Vantage Platform at NAB 2016
Telestream To Introduce New Workflow Enhancements to Vantage Platform at NAB 2016
Featuring New Captioning & Subtitling Options, Enhanced OTT Distribution Capabilities, and Enhanced Workflows that Enable Parallel Processing while Content Ingests
At NAB 2016 on booth SL 4525, Telestream will unveil major new functionality for its Vantage® media processing platform. This enterprise-class transcoding and workflow automation software allows content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize and distribute their media. The Vantage platform is based on a flexible service-oriented architecture that is made up of discrete services and connectors that combine to create powerful automated workflows – all in a single, unified system.
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Ventuz Technology to Show Integrated Solutions at ISE 2016
Ventuz Technology to Show Integrated Solutions at ISE 2016Ventuz Technology will release their newest software generation Ventuz 5 at ISE 2016. In order to visualize the many new features and integrations, Ventuz Technology is bringing partners from the hardware, software and content creation industries to their booth #8-H324. For their appearance at ISE 2016, software developer Ventuz Technology plans to demonstrate the full potential of their real-time presentation software Ventuz by showing it in action. To achieve this, Ventuz has asked a few close partners, hardware manufacturers, software houses and content creation agencies, to accompany them to ISE to create holistic solutions for the event and presentation market. Additionally, Ventuz Technology will offer in-depth demos of their newest software generation Ventuz 5.
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Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable Rigs
Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable RigsCogswell 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 released a second batch of 3D animatable rigs -- depicting two original “human” digital characters -- through the school’s in-house character program “Project Avatarah.”
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iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC Awards
iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC Awards
Both RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 honored for outstanding technical achievement
iZotope's RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 have won awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, the highest honor within the pro audio and sound recording industry, which recognizes the most outstanding products in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television and film. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, January 23 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
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Ventuz Technology Releases New Software Generation at ISE 2016
Ventuz Technology Releases New Software Generation at ISE 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology today announced the official release of their newest software generation Ventuz 5 at ISE 2016, which will take place in Amsterdam next month. The much anticipated Ventuz 5 offers a simplified workflow and higher graphics performance.
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Paragon Software Releases Snapshot for Mac OS X SDK
SDK provides block-level imaging that can be easily integrated into existing third-party backup solutions
Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, the industry’s first snapshot technology that allows users to create block-level archives of OS X volumes. With Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, incremental backups contain only the blocks that have changed instead of the entire file, the way traditional backup and archive software work. The technology is available for licensing to developers who publish backup software, as well as providers who specialize in disaster recovery.
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ArsenalCreative Names Andy Bate As Head Of 2D And Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
ArsenalCreative Names Andy Bate As Head Of 2D And Lead Visual Effects SupervisorArsenalCreative, a leading visual effects and design studio, has announced an expansion of its creative team with the addition of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. Formerly a senior flame artist at a52, Bate will lead and continue to elevate the heart of the brand with his exceptional talents and industry knowledge.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
From Submission to Entry Vetting and Voting, Shotgun Is the Center of Awards Tracking and Management Process
Every winter visual effects practitioners around the world compile best-of reels showcasing impressive feats of animation, compositing and VFX in hopes of a nomination for the industry's coveted VES Award. The Visual Effects Society (VES) goes to great lengths to ensure that hundreds of entries are qualified and vetted as part of a submission process with seemingly countless moving parts. This process, run by an awards committee made up of VFX professionals around the world, is connected and managed via Shotgun, the scalable software platform for production tracking, review and asset management.
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Independent Film The Chain Relies on iZotope RX to Preserve Best On-set Performances and Budget
Independent Film The Chain Relies on iZotope RX to Preserve Best On-set Performances and Budget
Repair and enhancement tools help reduce the need for dialogue replacement
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that the independent feature short film The Chain used iZotope RX to maximize its use of production audio and preserve the best on-set performances to stay on budget. Filmed in New Hampshire, The Chain is based on a short story of the same name by Tobias Wolf in which revenge unleashes a series of unintended consequences.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that Brussels-based Film and TV post production facility, Studio MM, has successfully integrated iZotope’s RX audio repair and enhancement suite within every studio throughout its facility. A boutique post facility, Studio MM meets the need for clients who need an approach where the latest digital technologies support and empower the creative audio mind.
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iZotope Receives NAMM TEC Award Nominations for RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2
iZotope Receives NAMM TEC Award Nominations for RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2
iZotope products represented in the categories Signal Processing Software and Musical Instrument Software
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is proud to announce that their audio repair and enhancement suite, RX 4 Advanced, and their sample-based synthesizer, Iris 2, are nominated for NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for 2015.
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Pixvana Raises $6 MIL to Bring VR Video Cloud Production & Delivery Platform to Market
Company Brings Together Web Video and Hollywood Technology Experts from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Lucasfilm
Pixvana, a virtual reality (VR) technology startup, launched today with a $6 million investment led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Pixvana is developing a cloud-based technology platform that dramatically improves the immersive video viewing experience for VR and augmented reality (AR) applications across a broad set of viewing devices, and is coming to market in 2016.
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Public Company Corning Turns To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Video
Public Company Corning Turns To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional VideoStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently retained by the Silicon Valley research group of one of America’s largest corporations, Corning, to develop and produce an original short video describing the operations and opportunities to work with the Corning West Technology Center (CWTC.)
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"Halo 5: Guardians" Game Cinematic created by Axis Animation with Fusion Studio
"Halo 5: Guardians" Game Cinematic created by Axis Animation with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that BAFTA award winning animation company Axis Animation has used Fusion Studio to complete compositing work on the opening cinematic for Microsoft’s new “Halo 5: Guardians” Xbox game in collaboration with 343 Industries.
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Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'
Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'
OptiTrack Tech Tapped for Character Animation and Camera Tracking
Microsoft Studios’ 343 Industries, the leading force behind the wildly popular ‘Halo’ franchise, recently released “Halo 5: Guardians” to widespread critical acclaim. In preparation for the development of the latest installment, 343 Industries built out a new 50’ by 50’ motion capture stage outfitted with a state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture system. 50 Prime 41 cameras captured the live human performances and delivered the digital character animation data for in-game action and interactive cut-scenes.
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Outpost Worldwide Keeps C.A.L.M. and Reduces Production Time
Outpost Worldwide Keeps C.A.L.M. and Reduces Production Time
Senior editor Mark Renz credits RX Loudness Control plug-in for guaranteed C.A.L.M. Act-compliant mixes delivered from his Avid edit suite
With the passage of the C.A.L.M. Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) by Congress, the responsibility to ensure audio mixes conform to the loudness standard falls not only on audio mixers, but also on video editors for shows that did not budget for a separate audio post session.
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Vidcheck Awarded Patent for Advanced Digital Media Quality Control Process
Vidcheck Awarded Patent for Advanced Digital Media Quality Control ProcessVidcheck, provider of advanced applications to check and correct file-based video and audio content, has been granted patent protection for the core process used to interrogate and auto-correct digital video and audio signals. UK Patent GB 2475260, granted to Vidcheck founder and CEO Thomas Dove, covers major improvements in the techniques available for correcting out-of-specification video and audio signal levels.
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Audio Post Boutique Mr. Bronx Expands
Audio Post Boutique Mr. Bronx Expands
Mixer/Sound Designer Eric Hoffman and Producer Claudia Gaspar Join the Team
NY-based audio post shop Mr. Bronx has expanded, with the addition of two new mix rooms and the hiring of Mixer/Sound Designer Eric Hoffman and Producer Claudia Gaspar. Hoffman has nearly a decade of experience as a sound designer and mixer, working with top NY shops for major brands including Pepsi, Reebok, NHL, YouTube and Heineken as well as numerous trailers and film projects. Gaspar is a seasoned boutique studio jack-of-all-trades, with experience as a producer, studio manager and scheduler for NYC-based post shops including Headroom Digital Audio, Penny Lane Studios and Ataboy Studios. This growth coincides with Mr. Bronx’s recent expansion into film and television projects, having contributed ADR and dialogue recording for Ant-Man, “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Bob’s Burgers” and the upcoming animated feature film Sausage Party with Paul Rudd.
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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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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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Axis Creates CGI Episodic Content For "Halo 4" Spartan Ops: Season One
CGI artists and storytellers, Axis, in collaboration with 343 Industries, proudly announces its participation in the brand-new, story-driven experience of "Halo 4" - Spartan Ops: Season One. A first-of-its-kind, exciting new addition to the "Halo" franchise, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience. In substance and scope, this first season of episodic content is taking Axis to new levels of involvement in the storytelling process, technical demands and in the development of believable, engaging characters.
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