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KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's Commercial
KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's CommercialBlackmagic Design today announced that Fukuoka-based production company KOO–KI produced a new set of commercials for Japanese department store giant Marui using Fusion Studio. KOO-KI consists of directors, CG directors, producers and CG/Motion graphic designers and offers planning, direction and production for TV commercials, campaigns, TV dramas, TV animation and apps. Their award winning work includes CG work for the "Universe of Nikon" museum, the opening movie for KONAMI's new baseball game and the planning and direction of the award winning drama "Mentai Piriri."
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AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid Growth
AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid GrowthDirector/Director of Photography Michael Cogliantry recently found himself in the enviable position of needing a higher-end camera to handle the dramatic growth of his business, Manhattan-based production/creative agency, the AV Department. After months of renting acquisition gear more fully-featured that his own DSLRs, Cogliantry found “everything I’d been looking for spec-wise” in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"
leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"Agency creatives at Haberman in Minneapolis called on motion graphics & production studio leftchannel to bring Bright Health’s integrated campaign entitled “Bright On” to life. The campaign includes OOH, print, digital and video. Featuring splashes of vibrant watercolors, the new spot focuses on Bright Health and Centura Health partnering up in an effort to bring quality healthcare to patients in Colorado by creating an all-new system that links affordable insurance with top physicians.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare PerformanceFirst use of a completely digital character in a live RSC stage production, made possible through the use of Xsens real-time, MVN motion capture technology
For the first time since its debut in 1611, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen onstage with all the wonder and magic that the author dreamed of, thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios. The performance includes the first use of a completely digital character in an RSC production, made possible through the use of Xsens’ real-time, MVN motion capture technology.
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Famous Frames Unites with The Napoleon Group to form FamousFrames@Napoleon
Famous Frames Unites with The Napoleon Group to form FamousFrames@NapoleonNoted talent agency for storyboard artists combines with creative production company and industry leader in test spots and animatics to launch exclusive joint venture.
Famous Frames and The Napoleon Group have announced a new strategic partnership that represents a merger of their respective and highly-regarded offerings in both storyboard art and animatics and test spot production. The announcement was made jointly by Spiro Kafarakis, Chief Operating Officer of The Napoleon Group, and Mark C. Miller, President, of Famous Frames. The new bi-coastal association will operate under the name FamousFrames@Napoleon.
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Magewell Named to 2016 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry Leaders
Magewell Named to 2016 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry LeadersCompany honored as one of the most influential and innovative technology vendors in the streaming media market
Magewell is proud to have been selected as one of 2016's Streaming Media 100, Streaming Media magazine's annual list of "the 100 companies that matter most in online video." Chosen by a panel of 11 streaming media experts, the list honors the technology and services companies doing the most interesting, important and innovative work in the industry.
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OptiTrack parent company, NaturalPoint, to be acquired by Planar Systems
OptiTrack parent company, NaturalPoint, to be acquired by Planar SystemsPlanar Systems Agrees to Acquire NaturalPoint, Bringing Combined Leadership to Growth Markets of AR and VR
Planar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced on November 8th, 2016 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire NaturalPoint, the global leader in optical tracking and motion capture solutions, for $125 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition brings together leaders in complementary technologies to increase attention on the high growth and strategic opportunities in augmented and virtual reality and in other market segments like CAVEs, drone tracking, movement sciences, sports performance, computer visualization and animation.
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and FutureKeynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and SoftwareTop directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks.
Blackmagic Design today announced that several Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software and DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and editor, are being used for production and post production work on some of the most anticipated shows in this year's fall television lineup. More than 46 of 2016's fall television shows use Blackmagic Design's cameras, Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks, including returning hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Jane the Virgin and Blindspot.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATORThe ELEVATOR will support any camera/fluid head combo up to 23kgs or 50.5 pounds.
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry has just started shipping their newest support production, The Matthews ELEVATOR system.
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DBW Communication, Rome, Invests in Leader LV5490
DBW Communication, Rome, Invests in Leader LV5490The LV5490 provides all the signal monitoring resources needed to ensure precise matching between each camera channel. Built-in CINEZONE feature allows optimal exposure to be achieved using an intuitive display.
DBW Communication is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production companies using a Leader LV5490 multiscreen waveform monitor to ensure the precision of its 4K UHD output. The purchase was made via Leader's Italian distributor, CVE – Communication Video Engineering.
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Talamas Boston Purchases FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK Zoom for Sales & Rentals
Talamas Boston Purchases FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK Zoom for Sales & RentalsTalamas Boston becomes first company in New England with Fujinon's new lens
The Optical Devices Division of FUJINON announces that Boston-based rental house and reseller Talamas has invested in its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom lens. Talamas is the first in the New England area to buy the recently introduced lens, which they purchased last month to demo, rent, and sell to clients for ENG-style video and cinema production.
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Sachtler On-Set: Behind the Scenes Video with Award-Winning Kissing Gate Films
One of the world's greatest event videography companies shares some of their secrets.
From the bride walking down the aisle to the moment the groom places the ring on her finger, wedding cinematography is all about capturing moments. But for award-winning destination wedding videographers, Kissing Gate Films, they've built a reputation for delivering epic, cinematic films that seem to transport you to a special moment in time. From aerial timelapse footage to set the scene to slow motion clips of the wedding dress billowing in a plush, manicured tree, Kissing Gate's films marry once-in-a-lifetime moments with the fairytale quality only an expert could plan. In fact, it's the reason couples around the world choose Kissing Gate Films for destination wedding videography.
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Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television CommercialsFor the 30 and 60 second spots, the URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used as the A camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
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FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera ArsenalPanasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium
Seminole Productions, the video production unit of Florida State University’s College of Communication and FSU Athletics partner, recently invested in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards that are installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium.
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Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now Shipping
Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now ShippingBoth new cameras feature Red's revolutionary Helium™ 8K S35 sensor
Today RED Digital Cinema will begin shipping two new cameras - the highly anticipated RED EPIC-W and the newest WEAPON®. Both cameras feature the compact and intuitive design of the DSMC2™ form factor as well as the new HELIUM™ 8K S35 sensor. HELIUM - RED’s latest sensor technology - allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the superior dynamic range found in the award-winning RED DRAGON® sensor.
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Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks
Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4KsLive stream featured six Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, plus multiple Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink SDI 4K capture and playback cards
Blackmagic Design today announced that six Micro Studio Camera 4Ks were used by live virtual reality (VR) production specialists 360 Designs to capture and live stream an interactive, 360-degree experience with Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb.
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Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”
Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”Energetic Promo Campaign Driven By Sia’s “Unstoppable” Track
Major League Baseball (MLB) recently called on creative solutions company Oishii Creative to produce a graphics toolkit for its 2016 Postseason promotional campaign.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design today announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2, its visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8.2 and Fusion 8.2 Studio are available on Mac, Windows and now, for the first time ever, on Linux.
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metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap ShootLeverages Mocap Technology for Rapid Previs Prototyping on Video Game Cut Scenes
Frankfurt-based production company metricmindskeeps gamers on the edge of their seats with stellar video game cinematics, trailers and other animated content. Established in 2001 as a motion capture studio, the company offers clients a complete slate of mocap production services and real-time in-engine animations, along with traditional key-frame animation. Recent notable project credits include “EVOLVE,” “Dying Light,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Star Citizen.”
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now AvailableNew update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPIBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- Free Software Update Adds Support for MXF and HDR Workflows; IP-Based Capabilities Extended With SMPTE 2022-7 Support for KONA IP
AJA Video Systems has announced Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, T-TAP™ and the Io family of video and audio input/output devices.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
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 individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more
Adobe today revealed a series of innovations coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud in advance of IBC in Amsterdam. Keeping pace with high velocity content demands across both new and traditional platforms, Adobe will showcase advancements in VR, 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetize TV and film content across multiple screens. At IBC, Adobe will demonstrate these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at over 107 partner booths from September 9-13.
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​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam Pure
​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam PureRAW-only VariCam Pure builds on success of VariCam 35 and Codex V-RAW recorder
Panasonic has once again called on the engineering and technical expertise of Codex (www.codex.online)to develop with them a totally-integrated and smaller VariCam camera - the new VariCam Pure digital cinematography camera.
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V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will introduce their first support entry for the VR market at IBC 2016, Building 12 G-71.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema CameraCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the next step in the evolution of the Cinema EOS family of professional cinematography products with the new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL cinema cameras. Featuring a completely new, customizable, modular design, the EOS C700 meets the demands of today’s productions – from feature films to documentaries to episodic dramas. The EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL cameras feature a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor (1) with wide dynamic range, and can be ideal for productions requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K DCI cinema deliverables. The EOS C700 GS PL features a Super 35mm 4K sensor with a global shutter to enable the distortion-free capture of subjects moving at high speeds. In addition to supporting the earlier XF-AVC (2) recording format, the cameras also support Apple®ProRes.
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Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 camera
Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 cameraWhen it came to developing the RAW recording and workflow system for the next evolution in its digital cinematography product line, Canon once again turned to Codex (www.codex.online). This exciting new stage in the on-going partnership between Canon and Codex has seen the companies’ engineering teams work closely together to create a high-performance, integrated solution for the brand new Cinema EOS C700 camera.
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Worst. Heroes. Ever. – Animatrik pits DC’s gang of mishaps against an otherworldly force
Worst. Heroes. Ever. – Animatrik pits DC’s gang of mishaps against an otherworldly forceFew film genres are delivering stories as big and bold as those of comic book films, and few are as audacious as Suicide Squad – the latest in instalment in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ DC Universe.
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Magewell Unleashes and Expands Powerful 4K Video Capture Card Family
Magewell Unleashes and Expands Powerful 4K Video Capture Card FamilyNew introductions extend comprehensive array of cost-effective, high-quality and reliable 4K capture devices for end-users and developers
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today the addition of two new models to the company's family of powerful, high-quality, 4K video capture cards. The new Pro Capture HDMI 4K and Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus complement the previously-announced Pro Capture AIO 4K Plus card, with all three models now available to customers and OEM partners.
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EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016
EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016 New fast-turnaround, remote editor features proxy editing capabilities with secure access to media from anywhere in the world
EditShare will make IBC2016 the official launch pad for its brand new Flow Story, a professional fast-turnaround, remote editing application. A module of the EditShare Flow media asset management solution, Flow Story offers advanced proxy editing and roundtrip workflow support with professional editing features and functions courtesy of the legendary Lightworks NLE. “Having spent nearly a decade transforming Lightworks into a robust editor that has to date more than 3 million registered users, it is my privilege to take the core of that effort and help develop it into a new tool that will eliminate the bottlenecks and challenges of working remotely and on tight deadlines,” comments Matt Sandford, Flow Story product manager, EditShare. “Flow Story delivers all of the features and functions you’d expect in your professional editing application, combined with the ability to connect to your on-premise storage and access media assets when needed, giving users the convenience of working anywhere in the world. No clunky web-based interface. It’s a simple-to-use editor that delivers a great experience throughout the entire workflow.”
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Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud WorkflowsTelestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) ideally suited to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals.
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Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café Society
Technicolor PostWorks creates colour for Café SocietyBaselight helps director Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro cross the bridge between film and digital for dailies and finishing
August 2016: Technicolor PostWorks New York completed the finishing on Café Society, Woody Allen’s first digital motion picture as a director, which was captured by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. The film opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in the United States last month.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
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 individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Amsterdam ArenA Improves Stadia AV Signal Routing with Blackmagic Design
Amsterdam ArenA Improves Stadia AV Signal Routing with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the home of leading Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax, Amsterdam ArenA has upgraded it’s audiovisual production capabilities with the addition of Blackmagic’s MultiView 16 and two Smart Videohub 40 x 40 video routers. The Amsterdam ArenA is a multi-purpose stadium, hosting some 450 corporate events per year in its hospitality areas, as well as a dozen major annual music concerts including Rihanna, One Direction and the dance event Sensation. The ArenA's production facilities are primarily used, however, by Ajax Media, the club's content division.
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AJA Ki Pro Products Accelerate Mo-Cap Video Workflows for Animatrik
AJA Ki Pro Products Accelerate Mo-Cap Video Workflows for AnimatrikAnimatrik Film Design specializes in motion capture, pre-visualization and virtual cinematography services for clients in film, television and gaming. Based in Vancouver since 2001, Animatrik has worked with some of the biggest studios and developers, most recently on “Warcraft,” “Chappie,” “Elysium,” “Gears of War,” “Heroes Reborn,” and “American Sniper.” As part of their motion capture (mocap) and virtual camera workflow, Animatrik relies on AJA’s Ki Pro family of digital recorders to grab video for both on-stage and remote location shoots.
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Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, while continuing to be available for Adobe After Effects®.
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Matrox at IBC2016 — Product Preview
At IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9–13, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video is showcasing the new, award-winning Monarch™ LCS lecture capture appliance featuring synchronized lecture and presentation capture and streaming, the Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel streaming and recording appliance, and the VS4Recorder Pro. In addition, Matrox will display their comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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SMPTE IBC2016 and SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016. Save the Dates! Registration is open for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition , which will take place Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event kicks off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium, "The Future of Storytelling and How to Save It," on Oct. 24. This year the event will culminate with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Oct. 28. Further details on presentations and speakers are available at www.smpte2016.org.
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iPi Soft Announces New Automation Add-On Software Tool
iPi Soft Announces New Automation Add-On Software TooliPi Soft, LLC, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, today announced the availability of iPi Automation Add-On. The new Automation Add-On tool allows third party software developers to integrate motion capture tracking of human body motions using the company’s iPi Recorder and iPi Mocap Studio software applications.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
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Rotolight boldly goes - Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with Anova
Rotolight boldly goes - Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with AnovaLeading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann recently relied on the flexibility and performance of the Rotolight Anova— an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight — to shoot the leading actors of the latest Star Trek instalment.
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Post FactoryNY Appoints Liam Ford as CTO
Post FactoryNY Appoints Liam Ford as CTOWill oversee planned expansion of color grading and finishing services.
Post FactoryNY announces the appointment of Liam Ford as Chief Technology Officer. Ford joins the company with more than a decade of post-production engineering and IT experience, most recently as Vice President of Technology at Company 3, New York. At Post FactoryNY, Ford will assume the lead role in technology operations, strategy and planning. His first task will be to guide the technical aspects of a major expansion of the facility’s color grading and finishing services for theatrical and television projects.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated Films
Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated FilmsBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on-set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the Summer's biggest box office films. From capturing car crashes and action scenes in “The Infiltrator” and “Jason Bourne,” to VFX work, such as compositing “The Founder” and shooting VFX plates for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and finessing color in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Blackmagic Design products were used to help deliver these films and more.
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Oishii Creates What’s Next for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016
Oishii Creates What’s Next for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016Creative Solutions Company Develops Comprehensive Brand Package for the Conference and Awards Show
PromaxBDA, an international association for entertainment marketing, promotion and design professionals, once again reached out to creative solutions company Oishii Creative to develop a branding package for the organization’s 2016 Conference. Just as in 2014, Oishii was tasked with providing digital, motion and print collateral for The Conference.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot CommercialBlackmagic Design announced today that PEUGEOT’s new commercial, “MOTION & EMOTION Taikan Shijou Campaign,” was shot using Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K EF. The spot was also graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Panavision Integrates Cooke
Leading motion picture equipment manufacturer is latest company to join stellar list of /i Technology partners
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is delighted to announce that the leading motion picture equipment manufacturer Panavision has joined the growing list of /i Technology Partners, pledging to build support for the /i Technology protocol into its portfolio in the future.
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MPC NY provides VFX support for Novant Health "Boxing" spot...
MPC NY provides VFX support for Novant Health "Boxing" spot...A new ad for the healthcare provider Novant Health gets a dramatic visual effects boost from MPC New York. The spot, created by BBDO Atlanta and produced by Knucklehead, shows a woman in the fight of her life – only problem is, her opponent is invisible.
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Pennzoil Takes On the Blistering, Mexican Desert in Part Two of Film Series, "JOYRIDE"
Pennzoil Takes On the Blistering, Mexican Desert in Part Two of Film Series, "JOYRIDE"JOYRIDE, Pennzoil’s three-part car film series, is back and taking on extreme heat in one of the most dangerous locations in the world: the desert of San Felipe, Baja Mexico.
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Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016
Panasonic Super-Endurance Projection Solutions at InfoComm 2016 Company Showcases Laser 4K+ and High-Brightness Projectors for Events and Entertainment Industry, and More at Booth C6308
PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leading supplier of end-to-end communications solutions to the private and public sector, is showcasing its expanded lineup of professional projectors, including its new flagship PT-RQ32K 4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser Projector, generating breathtaking 4K+ images at InfoComm 2016. Also displayed is the latest in its award-winning SOLID SHINE laser projector portfolio and LCD projector series, highlighting large venue, installation and hybrid lighting projector models on the show floor.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 UpdateNew Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Ingests with Bluefish444
AlphaDogs is a Burbank-based post production facility and design studio offering a full suite of creative services for television, cinema and new media. Although it works in a variety of areas, the bulk of Alpha Dogs projects are in Reality TV and Independent Features, offering such services as post production consultation, video finishing, color correction, motion graphics, visual effects, audio post, media services, and rental suites.
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SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik Film
SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik FilmSolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Warcraft by its Canadian partner, Animatrik Film Design Inc.
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SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland Sequel
SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland SequelolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Alice Through The Looking Glass. As of May 31, 2016, the film has grossed over $105 million worldwide.
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Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary Giambalvo
Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary GiambalvoNew Talent Addition Part Of Overall Strategy To Grow Advertising/Branded Content Production and Post Production
Industrial Color, the 25-year-old creative studio known for its high-end fashion and beauty post-production work, has added acclaimed Editor Bruce Ashley and Executive Producer Gary Giambalvoto its staff. The moves, according to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Mathieu Champigny,represent a strategic step in the company’s overall growth strategy targeting advertising and branded content production.
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Solid Anim Introduces SolidTrack & Mr. Méliès at CineGear 2016
nnovative, markerless camera tracking and previz/animation solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization for broadcast and film
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production, introduces a new version of SolidTrack at Cinegear 2016. SolidTrack has been utilized on films such as Alice Through The Looking Glass, Warcraft and The Walk, and television series such as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and DaVinci's Demons.
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Warcraft: A Virtual World from a Virtual Production
Read about the amazing CG work with Animatrik's virtual production technology used in Warcraft. The team supplied their camera tracking, motion capture suits and technology to enable realistic on-set performances from the orc performers.
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Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear Expo(Hollywood, California--June 2, 2016) Panavision, a global brand synonymous with optics, innovation, and customer service, is introducing the Millennium DXL Camera ("DXL"), a revolutionary breakthrough in image acquisition and workflow. DXL was developed through an unprecedented combination of three companies' best-in-class contributions: large format optics and modular accessories from Panavision, an 8K sensor from RED Digital Cinema, and new color science and optimized workflow from Light Iron.
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Telestream Announces ScreenFlow 6.0 Screen Recording and Editing Software
Telestream Announces ScreenFlow 6.0 Screen Recording and Editing Software Includes partial screen capture, motion animation, audio mixing, loop recording, enhanced encoding and publishing options, and more
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced ScreenFlow 6.0 – the latest version of the company’s award-winning screencasting and video editing software for the Mac. ScreenFlow’s intuitive design lets anyone create high quality video tutorials, marketing videos or professional screencast video productions with ease. ScreenFlow version 6.0 adds a variety of new features that give users more flexibility in recording, more powerful editing features, and more options for exporting their videos.
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Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion Capture
Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion CaptureVero and Vue harness Vicon’s industry-leading technology to offer users even more value
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new cameras, Vero and Vue. The new cameras will join Vicon’s flagship camera, Vantage, to form a new product family. Vero is an optical high-resolution camera range, offering a new level of power, performance, flexibility and value for money in the motion capture market. Vue is the industry’s first full High Definition synchronised video camera, providing clear and precise video footage in the mocap volume.
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The Spine Research Institute Opens State-of-the-Art Facility w/OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
The Spine Research Institute Opens State-of-the-Art Facility w/OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyOne of Ohio State University’s Leading Think Tanks Taps OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology to Break New Ground in Spinal Disorder Research
The globally renowned Spine Research Institute (SRI) at Ohio State University (OSU) aims to prevent, evaluate and treat spinal disorders through collaborative research, education and technology development. Led by research pioneer and OSU professor Dr. William Marras, the world-class entity recently relocated its core research engine, known as the Biodynamics Laboratory, to a state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced technology. Established by Dr. Marras in 1982, the lab now sits in a new 10,000 square foot space and features an expanded motion capture volume outfitted with 36 OptiTrack Prime 41 cameras and OptiTrack’s Motive software.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck
Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeckBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update which adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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Sony Unveils 4K 8x Ultra High Frame Rate Camera System with Replay
Combines 4K resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD
Sony’s newest camera system combines 4K resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD. This power is combined with dynamic center cut-out and zoom capabilities for live sports and event production.
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Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and Storage
Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and StorageSony is showcasing new technologies and workflows for HD, 4K, high dynamic range, storage and IP, providing the tools to drive professionals' creativity. Sony's exhibit will feature new models and updates to widely used products -- camcorders, cameras, monitors, switchers, storage/archiving, and wireless transmission for broadcast, production, sports, live events and more.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016
NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016Firmware version 3.00 will make the 688 the first field mixer/recorder ever to offer the coveted Dugan automixing
Sound Devices, LLC and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. are pleased to announce that the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder will be offering Dugan automixing as part of its Firmware Version 3.00 update, available at no cost to 688 owners upon release next week at NAB 2016.
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Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and Delivery
Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and DeliveryDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that the company's multiscreen and Over-the-Top (OTT) media management and delivery platform, Deluxe OnDemand™, now provides key workflow capabilities to enable distributors and programmers to quickly and easily participate in the next wave of 4K/UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Deluxe will showcase HDR and associated workflow components at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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Abekas Taps axle Video to Deliver Multi-Server Media Management
Abekas Taps axle Video to Deliver Multi-Server Media ManagementNAB 2016 Abekas Booth SL5713; axle Video Booth SL15416.
Abekas Inc., an industry leader in digital video production servers and equipment, and axle Video LLC, pioneer in media management systems that are easy to use, install, and afford, today announced integration of axle Video media management software with the Abekas Mira and Tria video server family.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio Are Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows. The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses, making it easy to install in larger creative groups and studios. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and are not tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"
Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"As a camera operator tasked with shooting comedy, it’s no small feat trying to capture all of the laughs. With legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his all-star roster of comedic friends that he welcomes onto his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (CCGC), you better come prepared and powered up at all times so you don’t miss a single joke. For Steadicam operator Jessica Lopez, that means stocking her rig with the Hypercore 98AG batteries from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion Week
URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras were used to shoot Hervé Léger's and BCBG Max Azria's Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows at New York Fashion Week. Director Anthony Lau, of New York and Sydney-based creative studio and production company ALAUD, chose the URSA Mini 4.6K for its sharp, high-quality and cinematic images, essential for capturing the intricate details and aesthetics of the clothing.
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Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping
Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shippingBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/video/93298de7281044cf990b1f8783ef7827.
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Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design confirmed today that Toronto-based post house Intelligent Creatures utilized its visual effects and motion graphics solution, Fusion Studio, on the hit Gramercy Pictures movie “London Has Fallen.” Additionally, Intelligent Creatures used a Blackmagic Cinema Camera to capture VFX plates for the film and DaVinci Resolve Studio to convert VFX plates.
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Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video Games
Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video GamesSequence gears up with Faceware in Halo: Fall of Reach
Master Chief John-117 may have spent the majority of his video game career hidden behind thick armour plating, but in Halo: Fall of Reach we see the iconic hero unmasked – both figuratively and literally. It was up to Sequence Group and Faceware to ensure Master Chief’s facial animation – as well as that of the diverse Halo cast – delivered the strong sense of personality that has seen the character endure for over 15 years.
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SolidAnim Previz in Epic Fantasy Gods of Egypt
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Alex Proyas' film, Gods of Egypt, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz. The film opened February 26, 2016 and has grossed $74.6million worldwide as of March 11, 2016.
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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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Longines Masters Premieres I-MOVIX’s New INFINITE Ultra Motion System
Longines Masters Premieres I-MOVIX’s New INFINITE Ultra Motion SystemOne of the world’s most prestigious sports series, the Longines Masters, has premiered INFINITE, the new ultra motion system from I-MOVIX.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the VB-M50B, A High-Sensitivity PTZ Network Camera ideal for outstanding visibility in long-range, low light applications
New Advanced Lens and Powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor Help Enable the VB-M50B to Deliver High-Quality Images with Amazing Color and Clarity, Even in Low Light Environments
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the VB-M50B, a high-performance network camera capable of capturing color accurate video even in low light environments. The VB-M50B PTZ Network Camera can reproduce color video down to .04 lux* and black and white video down to .002 lux*, making it ideal for many applications where lighting may be limited, ranging from security and surveillance to web casting.
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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
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, and NewBlue® Inc., a production-proven video special effects, transitions and titling technology company, today announced the release of Post Producer Titler Engine. Developed in partnership between the two companies, Post Producer Titler Engine is powered by NewBlueFX and runs on Telestream’s file-based content assembly service, Post Producer™, part of the Vantage media-processing platform. The new Titler Engine automates the creation of rich, animated, high-resolution titles and graphics when creating uniquely branded versions of the same package. Titler Engine will be shown at NAB 2016 on the Telestream booth (SL 4525).
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Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast To BVE North.'
Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast tracking solution to BVE 2016
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist, today announced a strategic partnership with Vizrt, the leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry. The Vicon tracking solution for integration with Viz Virtual Studio will be demonstrated on the Vizrt stand at BVE 2016 (stand P10). It allows production teams to quickly deploy virtual sets with its precise camera lens calibration and accurate tracking abilities.
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Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Complete 25-300mm set of Anamorphic/i lenses will be shipping by NAB
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to unveil the first of two planned zoom lenses at NAB 2016.The new wide angle zoom lens will be available to view on Booth C8344 at the LVCC from 18th-21stApril 2016.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on a Variety of 2016 Oscar Nominated Films
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used an array of Blackmagic Design products, such as Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio on “The Martian,” among others. Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars recognize cinematic achievements in the film industry, and Blackmagic Design is honored that its products were chosen to help bring these stunning films to life. Some of the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used Blackmagic Design products include:
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Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016
Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016New Vantage functionality minimizes CDN distribution costs whilst assuring optimum moving image quality
At BVE, Telestream® (stand K06), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions will debut major new functionality within its Flagship enterprise-class software product - Vantage®. The company reports that this new feature represents a quantum progression in Vantage’s multiscreen OTT distribution capabilities, empowering content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently package, monetize and distribute their media over multiple delivery networks.
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