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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" CampaignEight 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 StreamingStreambox 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 ServicesCloud-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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ContentBridge Turns to Equinix to Transform Digital Supply Chain
Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ Enables Leading Digital Supply Chain Provider to Transform Content Distribution Model for Media Industry
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that ContentBridge, a leading provider of digital supply chain solutions for the media and entertainment industry, has turned to Equinix to implement an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) that will enable the company to transform its digital content distribution solution to a fully cloud-based, distributed model. By utilizing Equinix Cloud Exchange™, ContentBridge is able to gain secure, direct access to multiple cloud providers to enable rapid, secure content delivery. Equinix will be discussing this deployment in booth #11304 (in the Connected Media Pavilion) at this week's NAB Show, taking place April 16- 21 in Las Vegas.
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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-OneUnveils 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 WorkflowsAccelerated 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 VegasThe 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 Workflows Embrace The Cloud
Integration with Microsoft Azure Media Services facilitates seamless asset transfer for content preparation in the cloud
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced the availability of a pre-built workflow that provides tight integration with the Microsoft Azure Media Services (AMS) platform. The automated workflow uses Signiant acceleration technology to transport content files quickly and securely from on-premises storage into Microsoft Azure, where AMS retrieves and processes the assets. The finished content is then returned to an on-premises location via Signiant.
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slimRAW adds support for DJI Zenmuse X5R and lossy to lossless CinemaDNG conversion
The latest update of slimRAW has been released. Version 1.5 adds support for DJI Zenmuse X5R CinemaDNG compressed and uncompressed raw. Additionally, lossy CinemaDNG from Blackmagic Design cameras and slimRAW itself can now be converted to lossless CinemaDNG. This allows CinemaDNG import in applications (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro CC) which can't open lossy CinemaDNG. The update also adds general improvements and performance optimizations.
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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 WorkflowsAccelerated 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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Molden Media and Ventuz Technology Join Forces to Show Integrations at NAB 2016
Ventuz Technology and Molden Media will demonstrate their partnership at NAB 2016 by installing integrated setups on each other’s booths, C8535 and SL9627. The goal is to show comprehensive broadcast graphics workflows with M2Control at its core and the newly released Ventuz 5 serving as the real-time engine.
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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
Square Box Systems at the 2016 NAB Show
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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 WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
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 TitlerAutomated 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
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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 RepairNew 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 2016Featuring 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 AwardsBoth 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 ArsenalCreative 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 SoftwareFrom 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 BudgetRepair 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 MMAudio 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 2iZotope 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 TimeSenior 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 ExpandsMixer/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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Modern Industry Pictures’ Jeff Apps Lights Up Sycuan Casino, in the Heart of San Diego
Modern Industry Pictures’ Jeff Apps Lights Up Sycuan Casino, in the Heart of San DiegoModern Industry Pictures’ Jeff Apps Lights Up Sycuan Casino, in the Heart of San Diego :60 supports all of SD, promotes Togetherness and a Win beyond gaming
There’s much to see and do every day in San Diego: Mission Beach, the Gaslamp, Petco Park, and more. The fun continues when the sun goes down, as we learn in the :60 “Play.Win.Together.” part of a TV, Radio and Outdoor campaign for Sycuan Casino. Directed by Jeff Apps of Modern Industry Pictures, and created by the client’s in-house team, the spot opens with some of those landmarks - including cameos by Padres legend Steve Garvey, Bill Walton, Rey Mysterio Jr., and beloved baseball mascot The Friar - before making the scene at Sycuan. Through a series of seamless and inventive transitions, Apps delivers a pastiche of gaming, food and entertainment that rounds out the San Diego experience.
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"Lemony Snicket" Author Dan Handler to Judge National Literary Competition Presented by Cogswell College's New Multimedia Publication "COG"
"Lemony Snicket" Author Dan Handler to Judge National Literary Competition Presented by Cogswell College's New Multimedia Publication "COG"Winning Entry Will Become Animated Film, Graphic Novel or Art Series
Cogswell College, an historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced the launch of “COG”-- a multimedia publication launched yesterday by noted writer and Cogswell Professor Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and the students who comprise her English 299STHA publishing course. Please see: www.cogzine.com
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Cogswell Student-Design App "WeR Cubed - Tango Edition" Named "BEST IN SHOW" by Google's "Project Tango Developer" Contest
Cogswell Student-Design App "WeR Cubed - Tango Edition" Named "BEST IN SHOW" by Google's "Project Tango Developer" ContestCogswell College, a historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is very pleased to announce that an original app designed by students of the school was just named “BEST IN SHOW” by Google’s 2015 “Project Tango Developer” Contest.
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iZotope Launches Ozone 7: Vintage-Inspired Mastering Tools
iZotope Launches Ozone 7: Vintage-Inspired Mastering Tools A host of new features added to the critically acclaimed mastering software, also available as part of iZotope's Music Production Bundle
iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning software for audio production, now has released the latest version of their flagship mastering software, Ozone.
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Globally renowned industry leaders to speak at IABM Annual Conference
IABM has revealed the high profile keynote speakers for this year’s IABM Annual International Business Conference 2015, which is due to take place on 3-4 December, at Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel, London.
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Historic Cogswell College Welcomed to the City of San Jose by Mayor Sam Liccardo During Ribbon Cutting Event
Historic Cogswell College Welcomed to the City of San Jose by Mayor Sam Liccardo During Ribbon Cutting EventCollege, an historic digital art, engineering and entrepreneurship school, celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in North San Jose, serving its 600 students and Academy Award-winning alumni, on Wednesday, October 14 during a special ribbon cutting ceremony at the school’s new campus.
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Cinemartin Joins NVIDIA : H.265 100X faster encodings, 4K at Twice Realtime Speed & 1080P at 7X with P-Mod and Maxwell Gen2 cards
Cinemartin Joins NVIDIA : H.265 100X faster encodings, 4K at Twice Realtime Speed & 1080P at 7X with P-Mod and Maxwell Gen2 cardsCinemartin, the team that develops the leading conversion / transcoding encoders for Microsoft Windows O. Systems (Cinemartin Cinec) as well as plugins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects (Plin PR, Plin AE), Master Bundle solutions, the advanced & high effective fast standalone Video Denoiser, MyBD: the Blu-ray converter / decoder, the X-Y adjustable universal 15mm baseplate and as well as the 4K portable palm-size 4K Recorder - Monitor - Computer; NEXT 4K, now is proud to announce a joint venture collaboration with NVIDIA Corp. to provide World Fastest H.265 Encoder platform software based for NVidia GPU's.
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iZotope Releases RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio Editor
iZotope Releases RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio EditorComprehensive Post Production Suite plus new audio processing and repair features in RX drive the next evolution in audio editing, mixing, and delivery for audio post production.
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today released its RX Post Production Suite. This comprehensive suite of tools is designed specifically to enable post production professionals to better edit, mix, and deliver their audio for film, broadcast, video, and new media. The flagship product in the suite is RX 5 Audio Editor, a significant new update to iZotope’s award-winning RX audio repair platform.
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Method Studios Sets the Stage for "Halo 5: Guardians" with Apocalyptic Destruction in New TV Campaign
Working with Agency twofifteenmccann and Microsoft Xbox, Method Artists Deliver Complex Effects Introducing the Next Installment of the Halo Franchise
New commercials debuted this week for "Halo 5: Guardians" featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life in part by extensive visual effects created by Method Studios in Los Angeles.
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JSM Music Welcomes Jeff Fiorello as Executive Producer
JSM Music Welcomes Jeff Fiorello as Executive ProducerMulti-award-winning, New York-based music/sound design company JSM Music has bolstered its roster of talent by bringing on music production vet Jeff Fiorello as executive producer.
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HP Updates the World’s No. 1 Entry-Level Workstation
HP Z240 and Z240 SFF the latest in the award-winning line
HP today announced the HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF Workstations with next generation Intel® processors and HP Z Turbo Drive options, raising the bar for entry-level workstations, while providing the reliability of a workstation at the price point of a desktop PC.
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Humble Signs Gerard de Thame
Humble Signs Gerard de ThameHumble today announced that director Gerard de Thame has joined its roster for commercial representation in the U.S. and Canada. Based in London, de Thame is a versatile storyteller whose award-winning spots have established him as a top commercial director in North America and Europe. De Thame's move to Humble marks an exciting progression in his career as his visual style, techniques, and goals continue to evolve.
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Rodeo FX Wins Second Straight Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Work on Season 5
For the second straight year Rodeo FX has won a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. The VFX studio took home the award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for “The Dance of Dragons”, the ninth episode of Season 5 of the most popular series on HBO. Acting as one of the main visual effects vendors on the show, Rodeo FX continues to build on its partnership with the VFX team at HBO.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for Emmy Award for Game of Thrones Season 5
Building Imaginative Environments from the Ground Up
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for Season 5 of Game of Thrones for which it has, once again, been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The VFX studio used its expertise in animation, digital matte painting, and crowd simulation to create key sequences from scratch, including the destruction of the Harpy statue atop the Meereen temple, the eerie Smoking Sea of Valyria, and the ancient city of Volantis. Rodeo FX has extended and deepened its work for the show, for which it won an Emmy for Season 4.
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iZotope Announces RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio Editor
iZotope Announces RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio EditoriZotope Announces RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio Editor Comprehensive Post Production Suite plus new audio processing and repair features in RX 5 drive the next evolution in audio editing, mixing, and delivery for audio post production.
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Adobe has revealed updates to all its professional video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe has revealed updates to all its professional video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe will be showcasing these innovations at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam this week.
Updates include:
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Eyeheight Introduces Saas-based Broadcast Compliance
See Eyeheight on stand 8.B97 at IBC2015, Amsterdam, September 11-15
Eyeheight announces that its full range of broadcast compliance plug-ins are now available on a software-as-a-service basis. Customers can select timed licences for one day, one week, one month, three months or six months.
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iZotope Sets Future Product Focus
iZotope Sets Future Product FocusDedicated to improving customer experience, company makes strategic moves to support both Music Production and Audio Post Production
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced its strategic decision to divide the current iZotope product line into two distinct families of products, one focused on Music Production and the other on Audio Post Production.
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CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBC
CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBCSquare Box Systems (www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will launch an array of next-generation products during IBC 2015 (Hall 7.J15C) 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. Square Box Systems will also showcase CatDV Archive To Cloud, a new capability enabling users to archive their assets to cloud-based services directly from CatDV.
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Aug 18 - Canon USA Announces Seven New PIXMA Wireless Printers,
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced enhanced printers for its PIXMA printer line: the PIXMA MG7720, the PIXMA MG6800 series and the MG5700 series of Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printers. Ideal for high-quality photo and document printing and creative applications, each model can connect to wireless networks easier than in the past for quick printing from the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY2 application with compatible mobile and tablet devices. Catering to the wants and needs of the everyday user, each model can also be used to create additional copies and scan important documents for archiving purposes as well. All of the printers utilize new genuine Canon inks, which provide deeper blacks and more vivid reds in photos for easy printing at home, and provide more visual impact for printing documents on plain paper than previous models.
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TWO ORIGINAL COGSWELL STUDENT- DESIGNED APPS NAMED AS FINALISTS IN GOOGLE’S “PROJECT TANGO DEVELOPER” CONTEST
TWO ORIGINAL COGSWELL STUDENT- DESIGNED APPS NAMED AS FINALISTS IN GOOGLE’S “PROJECT TANGO DEVELOPER” CONTESTRoom Modes Calculator” and “We Are Cubed” Among Only 48 Finalists Out of Hundreds of Submitted Entries
Cogswell College, a historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is very pleased to announce that TWO original apps designed by students of the school have been named as Finalists within Google’s 2015 “Project Tango Developer” Contest. These two projects, which are now competing for Grand Prizes against professional developers and companies, were selected among only 48 finalists chosen from hundreds of submitted entries.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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Shotgun Announces New Review & Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH 2015
Shotgun Announces New Review & Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH 2015New Review Functionality and Cloud-Powered Shotgun Panel in Maya, Nuke and Other Tools Will Help Artists Go Faster
Today at the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles, Calif, Shotgun Software announced a new set of features and updates, that will make it easier for teams to review, share and provide feedback on creative projects. The upcoming Shotgun release will include new review and approval features and an updated Client Review Site to streamline collaboration and communication within teams, across sites and with clients. Shotgun's Pipeline Toolkit is also being updated with the Shotgun Panel, which will let artists communicate directly with other artists and see only the information relevant to their tasks directly inside creative tools like Autodesk Maya and The Foundry's Nuke, along with a refreshed Workfiles tool to find and navigate to relevant files more quickly.
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Thinkbox Showcases Cloud-Enabled Pipelines at SIGGRAPH 2015
Thinkbox Showcases Cloud-Enabled Pipelines at SIGGRAPH 2015Previews On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing for Deadline and Third Party Rendering Options, including The Foundry's NUKE Render
SIGGRAPH, Booth 329 – At the 2015 SIGGRAPH Conference, Thinkbox Software will showcase advancements to Deadline, its scalable high-volume compute management solution. Fast, flexible and compatible across platforms, Deadline enables studios to easily link any combination of local and cloud-based resources into one logical pipeline.
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Mammal Studios Standardizes on Shotgun for Production Management, Tracking, and Review
Mammal Studios Standardizes on Shotgun for Production Management, Tracking, and ReviewBoutique Los Angeles-based visual effects shop Mammal Studios recently standardized on Shotgun Software for efficient production management, tracking and review. All thirteen of Mammal’s staffers, from artists to supervisors, use Shotgun for shot review to delivery and many things in between. Mammal Studios partner and VFX supervisor Gregory Liegey credits Shotgun as a key component of the company’s success as a newer boutique studio aiming to support sustainable visual effects production in Hollywood.
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Allegorithmic Launches Substance Share at SIGGRAPH 2015
Allegorithmic Launches Substance Share at SIGGRAPH 2015Allegorithmic users make some of the best game materials on the planet, now they can share them with fellow artists. Announcing Substance Share, a new platform that enables the simple exchange of Substances, smart materials, meshes, shaders, and mesh-adaptive presets between game artists.
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iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Engine Now Available For Lowest Price Ever
iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Engine Now Available For Lowest Price EverPermanent price drop and free expansion packs make distortion plug-in an even greater value
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced a permanent price reduction on their Trash 2 distortion engine. The plug-in is now available for the lowest price ever of $99, and also includes two free Expansion Packs (Classic Textures and Edge) full of patches and impulses for additional creative experimentation.
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iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYC
iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYCAudio repair and enhancement software helps rescue otherwise unusable audio from the cutting room floor for Emmy nominated series
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that iZotope RX was used to overcome the challenges of working with audio captured in one of the noisiest cities in the world for acclaimed new Netflix series Daredevil, which was recently nominated for a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing.
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Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 Beta
Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 BetaThinkbox Software is rolling out a beta version of Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). A new feature in Deadline, Thinkbox Software’s scalable solution that manages compute resources across platforms on physical and virtual machines, Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 automates the configuration of render farms on EC2, completing the process in a one-time 30-minute task.
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Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 Beta
Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 BetaThinkbox Software is rolling out a beta version of Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). A new feature in Deadline, Thinkbox Software’s scalable solution that manages compute resources across platforms on physical and virtual machines, Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 automates the configuration of render farms on EC2, completing the process in a one-time 30-minute task.
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SNS EVO Shared Storage for Video Editors Boosts Production for Premier Post Houses
ZigZag Post Employs New SNS EVO Shared Storage Server for Production of BBC and Foxtel Coast Australia
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of workflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new deployment of its EVO Shared Storage Server. The latest 5.7 version of EVO 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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iZotope Makes Debut as Exhibitor at IBC 2015
iZotope Makes Debut as Exhibitor at IBC 2015Award-winning company to demonstrate the latest advances in audio post production and broadcast workflows
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is making its first formal appearance as an exhibitor at IBC 2015 (stand 8.D80). The company will spotlight its RX family of post production tools and the critical role it plays within post production workflows.
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Cogswell College Releases its First-Ever Student-Created IOS Mobile APP Game "Tangram Jam," Now Available at Apple Store
Cogswell College Releases its First-Ever Student-Created IOS Mobile APP Game "Tangram Jam," Now Available at Apple StoreCogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, proudly announces the release of the school’s first student-created iOS game: “Tangram Jam.”
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VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree Review
VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree ReviewNew Shader Available in RV v6.2 to Benefit all RV Users
To accelerate the unique pipeline on “HELP” – the recent 360-degree Google Spotlight Story directed by Justin Lin – The Mill developed a custom VR Shader within the RV image and sequence player enabling filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects. The VR Shader, dubbed the LatLong Viewer, is now also available to all Shotgun RV users with the version 6.2 release, playing back all image formats supported by RV regardless if the image was stitched together from multiple cameras or rendered in CG.
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Deadline Software Now Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace
One-Click Installation Enables Quick and Simple Launch of Cloud-Based Render Farms on Azure
Thinkbox Software today announced that high-volume compute management solution Deadline is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Scalable and cross-platform, Deadline controls compute resources on physical and virtual machines. Having supported Azure since the introduction of VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities in 2013, Deadline’s integration with Azure Marketplace provides Microsoft users one-click access to the software, automatically setting up the Deadline infrastructure on Azure with no download required.
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Shotgun RV Custom Shader Developed by The Mill to Simplify 360-Degree and VR Review
Shotgun RV Custom Shader Developed by The Mill to Simplify 360-Degree and VR Review New Shader Available in RV v6.2 to Benefit all RV Users
To accelerate the unique pipeline on “HELP” – the recent 360-degree Google Spotlight Story directed by Justin Lin – The Mill developed a custom VR Shader within the RV image and sequence player enabling filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects. The VR Shader, dubbed the LatLong Viewer, is now also available to all Shotgun RV users with the version 6.2 release, playing back all image formats supported by RV regardless if the image was stitched together from multiple cameras or rendered in CG.
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Canon USA Announces New PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) Printer
Affordable, Multipurpose Printer Offers Improved Printing Experience with Easier Wi-Fi® Setup and Convenient Printing from Compatible Mobile Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printer for high-quality photo and document printing. Built with convenience in mind for the everyday home user or college student, this new printer has a simpler Wi-Fi setup than in previous models and includes access to the updated Canon PRINT2 application, a four-color FINE ink Cartridge system for vivid colors and sharp text, Auto Power On/Off functionality, Auto Two-sided Print, and PictBridge3 printing via Wireless LAN for direct connection to select Canon Digital Cameras.
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New features and options further enhance customer profitability
Telestream® (stand 7.G30), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2015 to demonstrate its enterprise-class software products. Forming the centerpiece of its technology showcase, Telestream’s Vantage® media processing platform is the foundation for a broad range of enterprise-class transcoding and workflow automation software products that allow content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize and distribute their media.
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iZotope Releases RX Final Mix: New Plug-in Brings Sonic Impact
Designed for post production, RX Final Mix makes it easier for content creators to quickly sculpt a smooth, balanced mix
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today released its new RX Final Mix real-time plug-in. Part of the award-winning RX family of post-production tools, RX Final Mix helps audio post-production and broadcast professionals create balanced mixes that are impactful yet True Peak compliant.
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HP News: New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP
HP today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.
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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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