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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBC
News: Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBCBooth highlights include the compact FT-ONE-S 4K camera, new version of the HVS-2000 vision mixer, and HVS-100 vision mixer with Brainstorm software via Thunderbolt2 interface
At the upcoming IBC Show, FOR-A will showcase a variety of video production solutions, including its new FT-ONE-S compact 4K high speed camera, the company’s popular line of vision mixers, including a new control panel for the HVS-2000 unit, as well as its new multi-channel studio server - the Insight Server. FOR-A will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand A51 during the show, which takes place September 11-15 at the RAI Amsterdam.
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GeoH Tracking in New SynthEyes 1508
SynthEyes 1508 Released Adds Powerful New Geometric Hierarchy Tracking * August 24th, 2015. For immediate release. Andersson Technologies LLC has announced SynthEyes 1508, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015
News: China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the X.mio3 SDI video card as the heart of its new Mariana5D-4K online graphics system and its A10-4K character generator. The company has also chosen Matrox DSX LE4 LP low-profile, half-length SDI I/O cards for its new X-Recorder multi-channel ingest system.
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Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award
News: Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence AwardThe Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Panasonic is a recipient of the organization's 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The coveted honor will be bestowed on November 12, 2015 during the tenth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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The Reel Thing Unveils Lineup
News: The Reel Thing Unveils LineupTwo-Day Symposium Includes Premiere Screenings of New 4K Restorations
The 35th edition of The Reel Thing technical symposium returns to Los Angeles on August 20-22, with two full days of top-tier sessions that include discussions about preservation of media assets and in-depth, visually documented case studies of recent restoration projects. Three premiere screenings of recent 4K restorations will also be presented, including John Huston’s FAT CITY, Otto Preminger’s WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, and Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR. The Reel Thing is an established venue for networking, information exchange and exploration of the latest technologies and methods for audio-visual restoration and preservation. The event takes place at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
News: "Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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Proprietary Technology to Transform Animation Industry
House of Moves Reveals Agile Animation Pipeline that Transforms Content Creation
House of Moves, a full-service motion capture and key frame animation company known for its ability to deliver unrivaled quality, is announcing a new groundbreaking technology suite, codenamed Helibug. House of Moves CEO Brian Rausch reveals this proprietary process that radically rethinks the production of both linear and interactive content creation, resulting in improved time and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the technology gives users the ability to redistribute content across multiple mediums including, feature films, viral videos, advertisements, games, virtual reality and more.
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Edit 1 Produces/Posts Visually Stunning New Music
Looking to showcasetheir full palette of talent and creative services, NYC-based studio Edit 1, perhaps best known for their work in test commercials and pre-visualization, has put its creative imprimatur on the new music video “Bayonet” from “electropop songstress” BECA.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility helps cinematographer William R. Nielsen Jr capture the underworld ambience of New York’s rock scene.
Technicolor PostWorks New York recently completed editorial finishing and color grading for the first season of the new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Slated to premiere July 16th, the show stars Denis Leary (who also wrote and directed) as Johnny Rock, an aging singer trying to reform his old band and make good on the unfulfilled dreams of his youth.
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SMPTE® Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Drives Expert Dialog on Key Topics
Two-Day Conference Drew Industry Experts to Discuss Technical, Creative, and Business Issues in Delivering Entertainment Experiences Over the Internet
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, has successfully concluded the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year titled "The Race Is On!" From June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California, the conference drew experts and delegates to explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
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MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)
News: MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)MammothHD Footage Library building a 4K+ Resource for NOW and the FUTURE since 2007
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Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business Development
News: Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business DevelopmentColorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, has announced the appointment of Bruno Munger as its new director of business development.
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Matrox at IBC2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video will feature the award-winning new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording and the VS4Recoder Pro multi-camera recording app. In addition Matrox DSX™ Developer Products will be presented, including the new Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder card.
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Matrox at BIRTV2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
News: One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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SMPTE15 in Australia to Embrace Theme Persistence of Vision --
From 14-17 July in Sydney, Conference Will Offer Thought-Provoking and Educational Sessions on the Future of the Motion-Imaging Industry
The Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
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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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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska
News: RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska“Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska , in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015
(Irvine, CA--June 16, 2015) RED Digital Cinema is pleased to announce its support of “Pretty Much Everything 2015”, an exhibition featuring art and images from iconic fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography), in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015. The exhibition will showcase a selection of more than 100 works spanning the duo’s various mediums of photography, video and sculpture, depicting the past 26 years of their iconic imagery. A 60-minute loop of their ground-breaking fashion films and music videos for artists such as Rihanna, Bjork and Lady Gaga, mainly shot on RED cameras, will be included in the exhibition.
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Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second Office
News: Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second OfficeCompany’s unique model sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support execution of each project
Austin-based Fueld Films, known for producing national caliber commercials in regional markets, has boldly expanded its creative resources with a dedicated roster of directing talent from strategic markets throughout North America. The development of the Fueld roster is an evolution of the company’s unique model, whereby the company’s crack producing team sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support the execution of each project at the highest level.
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iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap Vaults
News: iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap VaultsLive Workshops Teach Actors, Producers, Directors and Animators the Art of Emerging Motion Capture Technology Using Leading Markerless Mocap Developer’s Tools
Recognizing the growing need for today’s professional actors, directors and producers to learn the unique challenges behind working with motion capture technology, iPi Soft, makers of the leading markerless motion capture technology iPi Motion Capture, has partnered with The Mocap Vaults,an educational resource that offers both online tutorials and live workshops in Los Angeles, Canada, London, and other European cities.
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RED Digital Cinema Announce New Location in Miami
News: RED Digital Cinema Announce New Location in MiamiRED Digital Cinema is hosting a Grand Opening event on June 13th, 2015 to commemorate the opening of its newest retail store located in Miami, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Art District—home to over 70 collections, museums, and galleries—the newly designed space will showcase the latest RED camera innovations and serve as a gallery for works shot on RED.
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Telestream Ships New Lightspeed K80 Server for Vantage Products
News: Telestream Ships New Lightspeed K80 Server for Vantage ProductsLatest technologies accelerate throughput, offering significant productivity gains
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that the new Lightspeed K80 Server is now available from Telestream’s worldwide network of direct enterprise sales and resellers.
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Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERS
News: Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERSCinematographer Doug Farris, owner of Ghost Hand Productions, serving the San Francisco Bay area, recently invested in two Panasonic VariCam®35 4K camera/recorders, as well as a VariCam HS high-speed camera/recorder.
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SPLICE® Welcomes Motion Designer Jeremy Frye To The Studio's Growing Team
News: SPLICE® Welcomes Motion Designer Jeremy Frye To The Studio's Growing TeamCreative studio SPLICE® has welcomed Motion Designer Jeremy Frye to the company’s expanding team. Growing up in the iconic decade of the ‘80s, Motion Designer Jeremy Frye couldn’t have known that his love of metal videos and cartoons would one day lead him to SPLICE. But he did know that he was onto something.
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Panavision Unveils New Version of Panascout App
News: Panavision Unveils New Version of Panascout AppRevamped Interface Offers Enhanced User Experience; Now Available on Android and Windows
Panavision has released a new and groundbreaking version of its popular PANASCOUT application. Adopted by industry professionals as an essential creative tool during preproduction, PANASCOUT was the first application to allow capturing and sharing of images encoded with the crucial metadata needed on location scouts. PANASCOUT is available for free on all mobile devices running iOS, Android and Windows platforms. A wide range of intuitive functions and a redesigned user interface make it even easier to record and share images and information with the entire creative team. PANASCOUT now offers video capture in PANAFRAME, a framing overlay that displays a choice of aspect ratios from true widescreen 2.40 (Anamorphic), to 1.85 (Super 35mm), 1.78 (16:9 HD), and 1.33 (4:3), and custom. Metadata automatically incorporates date/time, file name, focal length, aspect ratio, and any notes added by the user, which can be saved to a folder or the device’s library. A “Map it” button allows photos to be plotted on a map identifying the exact location where they were taken. Additionally, by clicking the “P” button, users can find contact information for the closest Panavision office anywhere in the world.
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Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/R
News:Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/RInaugural project is sensorial immersion for Art of Patron with White Label S/R via agency Firstborn
Award-winning director Mark Kudsis inaugural project with a White Label S/R Product is the epic Art of Patron Virtual Reality Experiencevia agency Firstborn. The sensorial immersion involves a groundbreaking blend of Virtual Reality Technology, Drone filming and photo real CG to transport participants to Patron’s Hacienda and experience its unique, handcrafted process as guided by the brand’s signature bee. The virtual reality experience is a centerpiece of Art of Patron events being held around the country. An interactive, 360 web version can be viewed at http://patrontequila.com/art-of-patron/vr
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event
News: Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios EventCine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panel
Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.
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Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The Midwest
News: Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The MidwestMotion picture rental house Daufenbach Camera (Chicago, IL) has added the VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorder to its equipment roster.
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The Aerigon Has Landed
Intuitive Aerial Inc. Opens Los Angeles Office
Intuitive Aerial AB , the Swedish manufacturer of the professional cinema drone the Aerigon, has opened a new Los Angeles office. Intuitive Aerial Inc., the U.S. arm of the company, will be responsible for sales and service throughout the Americas. The new location provides aerial cinematographers, drone pilots, camera operators, directors, and major studios with local sales and support for the most versatile elite cinema drone on the market.
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OptiTrack Mocap Powers 5D Project at FMX
5D Global Studio to Showcase Project at FMX Conference
OptiTrack motion capture technology is powering real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha project, developed by 5D Global Studio in partnership with the University of Southern California's World Building Institute and the Al-Baydha Development Corporation. Al-Baydha, a 700 square kilometer region in Saudi Arabia home to nearly 3,000 tribal Bedouins, is an agrarian community on the verge of collapse due to livestock overgrazing. The goal of the Al-Baydha project is to empower the community by establishing a permanent, sustainable community infrastructure that can be maintained for generations to come. 5D will be showcasing the Al-Baydha project pipeline at the FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany from May 5-8.
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Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recorders
News: Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recordersClairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
News: Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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Toon Boom Animation Names Michel Besner as President
Industry Veteran Joins Animation Software Leader; Bringing Over 20 Years of Senior Executive Experience from Autodesk, Alias Systems, Kaydara and Meltwater
Toon Boom Animation announced today the appointment of Michel Besner as President, effective immediately.
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
News: OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack Enables Immersive VR for Museum-Goers at New York’s New Museum
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AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome Homes
News: AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome HomesEveryone could use a little magic in their lives, and that’s just what the residents of Overland Park, Kansas got unexpectedly in the spring of 2013 when beautifully crafted fairy homes with doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up along a heavily wooded walking trail. Intrigued by the story after reading about it in the Kansas City Star, director/producer Sharon Liese set out to make The Gnomist, a documentary with an initial focus of revealing who was behind the construction of these mysterious houses. “I thought I was going to solve the mystery of who was building the homes, but then I learned that so many people were being kept afloat by these homes, that I realized there was a deeper story to be told.”
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
News: OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack motion capture technology is being used by artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in collaboration with ScanLAB Projects to fully immerse viewers into Phantom, one of the first virtual reality installations utilizing Oculus Devkit2 to be presented at an art museum in New York City. The New Museum's 2015 Triennial exhibition, titled "Surround Audience," features work from early-career artists around the world, and "explores the impact of an increasingly connected world on personal identity and the role and evolution of art." Mangrané's installation combines OptiTrack motion capture technology and Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headsets to transport museum-goers to the rapidly disappearing rainforest in Brazil.
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Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product Overview
News: Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product OverviewMatrox at the 2015 NAB Show — Product Overview Video streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products will be featured
At the 2015 NAB Show, Matrox® Video will showcase the popular Monarch™ HD video streaming and recording appliance, the new VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app and the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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NewTek Debuts TriCaster Advanced Edition Software at NAB 2015
More than 60 cutting-edge features elevate TriCaster productions to new heights without additional equipment purchases
NewTek ™ today introduced TriCaster™ Advanced Edition, an option available for TriCaster Mini through TriCaster 8000, capable of elevating productions to new heights of connectivity, creativity, and efficiency. More than 60 new major capabilities and enhancements in TriCaster Advanced Edition help multiply audiences, streamline repetitive tasks, and make productions more riveting in an ever-more-connected world.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
The world’s first 12G-SDI mixed format, high frame rate router!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, an incredibly advanced model of the Smart Videohub router family with 12G-SDI technology, allowing all SDI video formats up to 2160p60 to be routed all on the same router, all at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 will be priced at US$4,995 and available in May.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI, for $5,995
Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI for $5,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini
Introducing the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera with 4.6K sensor, global shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Mini, a compact and lightweight Super 35 digital film camera that’s perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough to be used all day. URSA Mini features an incredible 4.6K image sensor, switchable global or rolling shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range, a large 5 inch fold out viewfinder and dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New High Performance 4.6K Digital Film Sensor
New sensor upgrade dramatically improves image quality with higher resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new high performance 4.6K sensor for its URSA high end digital film cameras. The new Super 35 image sensor features high resolution of 4608 x 2592 at 120 frames per second and an extremely wide 15 stops of dynamic range for images that rival those shot on traditional 35mm film.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 will be available on Mac OS X and Linux
Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a Windows only product, and with this new Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces The Versatile XC10 4K Digital Camcorder For Creative Multi-Media Image Makers
Ideal for Emerging and Existing Content Creators, the Canon XC10 Camcorder is Compact, Lightweight and Versatile with 4K/Full HD Video Shooting and 12-Megapixel Still Photography Capabilities
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new XC10 4K Digital Camcorder. Compact, lightweight and versatile, the XC10 is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video as well as compelling 12-Megapixel still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract eight megapixel still images from recorded 4K video, making it one of Canon’s most convenient multimedia tools to date. In addition to the camcorder’s 4K and Full HD video capture capabilities, the XC10 camcorder includes a one-inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with a 2x Digital Teleconverter and Optical Image Stabilization allowing for rock-steady video and still image shooting.
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PANASONIC INTRODUCES AW-HEA10 ‘TAP’ CAMERA SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED CONTROL OF PTZ CAMERAS
News: PANASONIC INTRODUCES AW-HEA10 ‘TAP’ CAMERA SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED CONTROL OF PTZ CAMERASPanasonic is introducing an innovative “tap-assist” camera control system, the AW-HEA10, that dramatically simplifies and enhances remote control shooting with two of the company’s next-generation pan/tilt/zoom cameras, the AW-HE130 and AW-HE40.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
Viral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, Love Has No Labels is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event.
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Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA SXT
News: Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA SXTCodex (http://www.codexdigital.com), the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s next evolution of the ALEXA camera – the ALEXA SXT. The companies’ engineering teams worked closely together to create high-performance, integrated recording, plus on-set and near-set data management systems, which combine to deliver a streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA SXT range of cameras.
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iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16
News: iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16Company’s Next Generation iPi Motion Capture Solution to Boost Workflow Performance for Animators, VFX Artists and Game Developers
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced groundbreaking performance enhancements to iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0, the company’s advanced line of markerless motion capture technology. The latest updates include new distributed recording functionality that sets a standard for capturing synchronized video by providing up to 16 USB camera support or multiple Kinect 2 sensors recorded onto multiple PCs during the same motion capture session. Additionally, the ability to track three actors simultaneously gives professional users working in film, TV, videogame development and beyond, a powerful and efficient motion capture tool.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Brewster Parsons Completes Color & Finish for Ad Council's New
Award-winning Brewster Parsons completed Color & Finish for the PSA from Ad Council, “Love Has No Labels.” Challenging everyone to “Rethink Bias,” the new spot features a series of “loved ones” who prove that the power of love transcends gender, race, age, special needs, ethnicity, etc.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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SolidAnim Introduces SolidTrack at CABSAT 2015
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production products, will introduce the latest version of its SolidTrack solution for the film and broadcast industries at CABSAT 2015.
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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
News: BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. “What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Telestream Releases Switch for Windows
Long awaited Windows version of the award-winning Switch professional media player is now available. Switch also adds playback and deep inspection of media and metadata including display of embedded captions/subtitles plus easy distribution to iTunes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of Switch for Windows. Now available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, Switch gives media professionals everything they need to play, inspect, correct and distribute their multi-format media in one professional application.
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OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell
News: OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell"TrailScape,” Immersive VR Film, Created by Framestore and Hill Holliday
For the recent launch of its new Capra hiking boot, outdoor apparel brand Merrell aimed to make a splash with its adventure-loving customers by transporting them to a mountaintop using virtual reality (VR) technology. Merrell and its advertising agency, Hill Holliday, teamed with Framestore’s new VR and Immersive Content Studio to create “TrailScape”, the first ever “walk around” commercial VR project, which utilizes Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s motion capture technology.
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iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor Tracking
News: iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor TrackingiPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor Tracking
Enabled by its proprietary iPi Recordersoftware, the new distributed recording feature configures a single computer to record up to 8 USB cameras or a single Kinect 2 sensor. With additional computers, users can add up to 16 USB cameras or four Kinect 2 or Kinect sensors. The software, which merges all of the mocap data into a single file, is used in conjunction with iPi Mocap Studio for tracking up to three actors simultaneously. Its ability to analyze multi-camera video recordings, using standard PC desktop or laptop computers offers creative professionals a cost effective solution to track 3D human body motions and produce 3D animation.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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MAXON Congratulates Dutch Filmmaking Trio for its Oscar® Nominated Short Film “A Single Life”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, was the primary tool used to create “A Single Life”, an Academy Award® nominee in the Animated Short Film category. Created by Job, Joris & Marieke, a Netherlands-based creative studio, “A Single Life” relied extensively on Cinema 4D as its central application to handle the complexities of 3D content creation including modeling, rigging, character animation, lighting, rendering and more.
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
News: NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -
News: Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -Codex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by 14 motion pictures in this year’s Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today announced a dramatic increase in the number of motion pictures, nominated at the 2015 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards, that used Codex products in their production and post production pipelines.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For “Orphan Black”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show “Orphan Black.” VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show.
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Press Release: Filmlance builds 'The Bridge' with Quantel
Stockholm-based facility handles production and post production of hit Scandinavian crime drama on Pablo
Leading Swedish independent production company, Filmlance, has completed the production and post production on seasons one and two of BAFTA-nominated Scandinavian crime drama 'Bron/Broen'. Filmlance carried out the conform, online, and color grading of the series on its Quantel Pablo color and finishing system. The two 10-part series have been sold to more than 170 countries with successful remakes including 'The Tunnel' (France/UK) and 'The Bridge' (USA/Mexico). Bron/Broen season three is currently in production and is due to air in September 2015.
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX
News: SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIXNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s Emmy Award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP Creative Director/Director Tripp Dixon and Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
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RED and surfer Announce: REDirect surf 2015
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine have come together to announce the official launch of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing 12 of the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film
News: Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film Vicon T40 cameras enable Framestore to carry out quality pre-visualisation for marmalade loving bear, Paddington
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on the recent feature film version of Paddington.
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Digital Domain Visual Effects Tools MOVA And Drop Receive Academy Awards®
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee honor the two groundbreaking technologies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, January 13 its recipients for the Scientific and Technical Awards. Among the honorees were the technologies only available at Digital Domain, MOVA, the facial performance capture system and Drop, the large scale destruction toolkit. Each year the Academy honors the behind the scenes innovations that have demonstrated over time a proven track record of making, significant contributions to and improving the process of, making motion pictures.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015
News: Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015Ikegami's HC-HD300 makes its first UK exhibition appearance at BVE 2015 in London, February 24-26. Introduced at BIRTV 2014 and now deliverable, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible docking-style camera for studio or field operation.
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New Gripix™ Line of Accessories for GoPro Unveiled at CES booth 75304
News: New Gripix™ Line of Accessories for GoPro Unveiled at CES booth 75304The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show hosts the launch of the innovative Gripix system of ergonomic accessories made to enhance the user-friendly capabilities of GoPro action cameras. Visitors can see the Gripix lineup at: CES booth 75304 in the Eureka Innovation Hall at the Sands Convention Center.
The new Gripix™ accessory line for GoPro cameras adds unprecedented functionality, mounting versatility and easy operation. Ideal for both motion and still images, Gripix gives users the ability to instantly start/stop recording, smoothly without a jolt or inhibiting creative image capture. What’s more, Gripix’s quick change camera mount options work together making a GoPro camera so simple to handle that shooters are free to get the shot even during adrenalin-pumping action—with one hand.
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NEWS--For iPi Soft 2014 Proves A Banner Year
News: NEWS--For iPi Soft 2014 Proves A Banner YearMarkerless Motion Capture Software Developer Continues to Gain Worldwide Momentum From Visual Effects and Creative Studios
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that momentum in 2014 for the company’s flagship software, iPi Motion Capture, continues to be strong among visual effects and creative studios worldwide, including industry leaders like Rodeo FX, Big Lazy Robot, The Sequence Group and Ghost Town Media. For iPi Soft, 2014 was a year filled with many high-points ranging from the launch of iPi Motion Capture V 3.0, to advancements in the bio mechanical market, increased visibility at key industry events and an expanding customer base of creative professionals that continue to push the software into groundbreaking directions.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed Schedule
News: 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed SchedulePreeminent Technology Event Features All-Star Lineup of Industry Leaders
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has unveiled the schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®. A who's who of engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business will gather in the desert to discuss the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling head-on the pressing issues of the present. Over the past 21 years, the HPA Tech Retreat has unveiled many industry-shaping technologies and processes to a vanguard audience of those involved in the creation, management, delivery and curation of all forms of content. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 9th to the 13th, 2015.
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Press Release: SolidAnim Races with "The Crew"
SolidAnim, a company specializing in 3D animation for visual effects for film, television and video games, announced its motion capture technology was utilized for Ubisoft's latest video game, The Crew.
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TPSC New Work - Chris Woods Kubota Campaign
News: TPSC New Work - Chris Woods Kubota CampaignWoods joins forces with Paulsen and Massive Post Productions to create spots featuring real people using Kubota products
The Traveling Picture Show Company Director/DP Chris Woods and Massive Post Productions, collaborate with Paulsen for Kubota Tractor Corporation’s new campaign, "We are Kubota”.
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Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens Addition
News: Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens AdditionMadison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to complement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League home games, National Basketball Association (NBA) play and PAC12 college football.
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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team
News: Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football TeamBroadcast Media Group is a full service production shop based in Starkville, MS. The company works with clients nationwide, and also provides production services for projects to sister company Tellos Creative, a full service advertising agency. For the past three years, BMG worked with client Mississippi State University to produce a :60-second in-stadium video that plays on massive 110 foot screens at the beginning of each home football game. This year, BMG also produced the video of player’s headshots that introduces each player in the game’s lineup.
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LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
News: LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New PriceOpens the door for greater creative workflow for 3D artists and designers, highlighting advanced Bullet Dynamics, Genoma 2 advanced character rigging, Importance Sampling for architectural and product visualization and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 3D software for Windows and Mac operating systems.
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51 Minds Uses Teranex and DaVinci Resolve for CMT’s “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based production company 51 Minds uses Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve on CMT’s popular show, “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.” 51 Minds also uses a host of additional Blackmagic Design products as part of its optical fiber post production workflow for the hit weekly reality show.
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Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA Digital Film Camera
Major update includes 80 fps 4K recording, new 3:1 compressed RAW, frame guides, slow-mo playback, CFast formatting, scrolling menus and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera. This new update has been developed in conjunction with the high end cinematographers that are using URSA cameras for high end work.
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Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)
News: Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)Today we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and I discuss his techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the latest industry news.
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Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge.
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USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap Technology
News: USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap TechnologyWorld’s Leading Institution for Research and Training in Digital Arts Installs OptiTrack Prime 41 Systems in its Performance Capture Stage and in Two New Labs
Renowned for educating some of the most distinguished filmmakers in the world, the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) shapes the future of media content with its research on the science behind digital arts. Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, the school installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. In addition to outfitting its revamped performance capture (PCAP) stage with OptiTrack technology, SCA established two new labs with integrated motion capture: a World Building Media Lab directed by award-winning 5D co-founder Alex McDowell and the world's first university IMAX® theater.
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House of Moves Stakes Creative Claim Through Management-Led Buyout From OMG
New Direction Affords Motion Capture and Animation Company Creative Freedoms
House of Moves, the motion capture and animation studio known for its ability to deliver unrivaled quality, is proud to announce the closing of a management-led buyout from parent company OMG plc (LSE: OMG), effective Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. House of Moves CEO Brian Rausch continues his leadership role of the 20-year-old company as part of the buyout. Fully backed, this buyout affords House of Moves unlimited creative freedoms and the ability to focus on redefining how motion capture and animation services are delivered to the entertainment, gaming and commercial trade industries.
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Production Audio with Kevin Parker
News: Production Audio with Kevin ParkerToday we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show discuss Kevin's techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins in to discuss the latest industry news.
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature Shoots
News: Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature ShootsProminent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera.
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Director Mark Andrew Joins Madheart
News: Director Mark Andrew Joins MadheartMadheart has signed director Mark Andrew for exclusive national representation. Andrew is a specialist in fashion and lifestyle advertising who turned his attention to live action direction after a 20-year career as a top commercial photographer. His live action work includes projects for American Eagle, Aeropostale, Target, 7th Generation, Oil of Olay, Lane Bryant and the American Cancer Society. He has also directed music videos, fine art films and narrative shorts.
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Quantel and Snell - The Complete Picture at CCW 2014
4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing on show
CCW 2014, 12-13 November 2014, Booths #1125 & #1133: Quantel and Snell are out in force at CCW 2014, with product demonstrations covering 4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing.
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PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture system
News: PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture systemVicon T-Series system delivers speed and accuracy for golf club manufacturer
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that PING deployed a Vicon motion capture system to help design its new G30 family of golf clubs. Using a Vicon T-Series system and Nexus software, PING was able to analyse in unmatched detail how a club behaves during a golf swing, helping the company produce the optimal design for the highly acclaimed G30 driver.
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