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nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-ins
nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-insThe nablet Avid Media Access plug-ins are available now for download from nablet’s website
nablet, a leading provider of media processing technologies, announced today that it has released a suite of plug-ins to support the workflow of professional Sony video formats for the Avid® MediaCentral® Platform via Avid Media Access. nablet assumed Sony AMA plug-in development to ensure continuous improvement. The nablet AMA plug-ins for Sony allow users to link, play and edit Sony’s XAVC/XDCAM and SRMASTER formats including the new X-OCN format. Furthermore, they will allow export of XAVC and SR SStP (MPEG-4 SStP) formats throughout the MediaCentral Platform.
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AJA Ships RovoControl v2.0 Software and the RovoRx-SDI Receiver Boosting RovoCam HDBaseT Camera Workflows
AJA Ships RovoControl v2.0 Software and the RovoRx-SDI Receiver Boosting RovoCam HDBaseT Camera WorkflowsSoftware Update Adds New Presets and Better Multicam Control; New Receiver Includes 6G/3G-SDI, Genlock, Frame-Sync, and More
AJA Video Systems today released RovoControl v2.0 software and the RovoRx-SDI receiver. RovoControl v2.0 adds multicam setup and control and several workflow enhancements to the RovoCam HDBaseT compact block camera ecosystem. RovoRx-SDI is a companion receiver for RovoCam with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs plus an UltraHD-capable HDMI output.
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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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GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio Transmission
GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio TransmissionPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will demonstrate its new Reflex transmission technology at the Government Video Expo 2016, which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-820th annual event held December 6–8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo (www.gvexpo.com) will again bring together thousands of video, AV, streaming, audio, and UAV professionals for educational sessions, constant demos and presentations, and a full exhibit floor. Attendees can hear from industry experts and thought leaders with continuous events at GV Expo's Government Video Theater; visit the show's exhibit floor to learn about and experiment with the newest technologies; and study at the DC Post|Production Conference or a one-day intensive production workshop.
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MOG will be present at NAB SHOW SHANGHAI 2016
MOG will be present at NAB SHOW SHANGHAI 2016MOG and Intrepid Data LLC will promote a speaking session about the Future Application of VR Technology at the Broadcast Industry
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF development tools and centralized ingest solutions, today announced its participation at NAB Show Shanghai, taking place from 6 to 9 December at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. MOG will also be a platinum sponsor of the Global Innovation Exchange, participating in the show conferences as a speaker in a session about the Future Application of Virtual Reality Technology that will be presented in synergy with Intrepid Data LLC.
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IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference
IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business ConferenceIABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference Outstanding winners raise the bar yet again for future contenders IABM today announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference which took place in London on 1st and 2nd December 2016. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in four key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry which IABM regards as key to its ongoing health and success. A fifth award – Honorary Membership of IABM - is made to an individual who has played a major role in the development of the industry and contributed to the advancement of IABM over the course of their career.
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IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership
IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM MembershipIABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership Founder and CEO of Danmon Group and Dan Technologies rewarded for lifetime of innovation in the broadcast industry At its 2016 Annual International Business Conference and Awards, IABM awarded lifetime Honorary IABM Membership to Ole Peter Clausen, CEO of Dan Technologies.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Tickets For All Shows Are Available NOW!
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Tickets For All Shows Are Available NOW!3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the schedule for the 13th Annual Los Angeles 3D Movie Festival, taking place December 8-11, 2016. www.LA3DFest.com The festival opens on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30pm with the World Premiere of the restored 1960 3-D feature film, SEPTEMBER STORM at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. The program begins with the 3-D stop-motion animated short THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPACE, which accompanied SEPTEMBER STORM on its original release in 1960 under the title SPACE ATTACK. Discussion following the feature with actor Asher Dann, Bob Furmanek of the 3-D Film Archive and Eric Kurland of 3-D SPACE.
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Saskatchewan E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
Saskatchewan E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel  and DigitalGlueSaskatchewan Ministry of Education’s E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has tapped Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) for a major hardware refresh and software upgrade of its eCast Distance Learning System. SaskTel in turn, has once again partnered with DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, to furnish the infrastructure that will increase the Distance Learning System’s channel count, aid with the migration to an all IP system, and transition it from SD to HD.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700ARRI is pleased to announce its range of Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700, equipping the camera with professional on-set functionality and rugged durability. The new accessory sets have been endorsed by Canon and will feature in the company’s upcoming official camera presentations.
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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with  Facilis TerraBlock at its HeartFacilis shared storage proves an efficient and affordable solution at Powervision TV
Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.
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TV tech and the struggle to meet increasing demands for content
TV tech and the struggle to meet increasing demands for contentTelevision and video professionals don’t have time to learn how to use the advanced technology that the industry has traditionally relied on, according to a recent survey by Forbidden Technologies, makers of cloud video platform, Forscene. One hundred and thirty-four international participants working across a variety of roles in the production of video content and broadcasting took part in Forbidden’s “It’s about time” online survey between April and July 2016. The results paint a picture of an industry under increasing pressure to produce more content over shorter periods of time, leaving little-to-no time for training or professional development.
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Art Directors Club names Design and Digital jury chairs for ADC 96th Annual Awards
Art Directors Club names Design and Digital jury chairs for ADC 96th Annual AwardsArt Directors Club Names R/GA’s Chloe Gottlieb as Digital Jury Chair, Modern Dog Design’s Robynne Raye to Chair Design Jury
The Art Directors Club, one of the world’s first non-profit organizations to champion commercial creativity and part of The One Club for Creativity, today announced the Digital and Design jury chairs for the ADC 96th Annual Awards (http://www.adcawards.org). The ADC Annual Awards honors the best work across all disciplines, including Advertising, Interactive, Design and Motion. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.
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Sherman Grinberg Film Library Joins Footage.net
Sherman Grinberg Film Library Joins Footage.netNew preview clips from Sherman Grinberg, a preeminent global source for rare archival footage, now available for screening on Footage.net.
Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that preview clips from the Sherman Grinberg Film Library are available for viewing through Footage.net. The Sherman Grinberg Film Library, located in Los Angeles, California, is among the world's oldest and biggest privately held film archives with over 40 moving image libraries. The archive has over 20 million feet of classic 35mm black and white film with content dating mostly from 1895 to 1957, when the television era began.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong KongExperience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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Camera Corps Makes Large Investment in New Video Production Equipment
Camera Corps announces a massive expansion to the stock of equipment which it offers as part of its support service for television programme production companies and broadcasters. The new investment totals over £2 million and reconfirms Camera Corps as Europe's largest and most experienced specialist in wet and dry hire for the creative media sector. The expanded inventory includes an extra 137 cameras plus a large number of GoPro 4K miniature camcorders, 62 remotely controllable pan/tilt heads, 50 mini-joystick remote pan/tilt controllers, 82 lenses, 90 remote control interface processors, 250 power supply units, 140 picture monitors, 90 lighting panels, 48 fibre-optic link systems, 50 fibre/cable hybrid link systems, 3 km of data cables, 4 km of 12-way control cables, 5 km of high-definition video cables, 400 specialist cables, 70 embedded-audio cables, audio processors, a Polecam camera crane and over 500 Peli cases.
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in SingaporeEditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" Launch
New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" LaunchFans of Bojangles', the iconic restaurant brand, from across the Southeast are celebrating the return of its one-of-a-kind Cinnamon Biscuit. The news is spreading fast by word-of-mouth and via the brand's integrated #CinnamonBiscuitIsBack campaign, which includes a new :30 television spot produced by full-service independent agency BooneOakley and creative production company Wondersmith. The new "Cinnamon Biscuits" spot recently debuted on broadcast and cable outlets in major markets across Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia.
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Sketch Blue Studio, Leading Motion Graphic Animation Firm President Tapped For WBTV Boca Board Of Directors
Michelle Esrig, President and Founder of Sketch Blue Studio, has been tapped to sit on the Board of Advisors for WBTV Boca, Boca Raton’s exclusive local broadcast affiliate. The WBTV Boca Board governs the overall execution of WBTV Boca’s mission in selecting members who are local leaders, who can positively impact the lives of people residing in Boca Raton and beyond. Esrig will serve on the programming committee as well as the network’s Creative Director and Sketch Blue Studio will function as the network’s production team.
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Virtual Reality: Nice Shoes Creative Studio's Meditative and Magical VR Garden
Virtual Reality: Nice Shoes Creative Studio's Meditative and Magical VR GardenNice Shoes Creative Studio Transports Viewers To A Meditative and Magical VR Garden
Nice Shoes Creative Studio has entered the exciting world of Virtual Reality, debuting an immersive and interactive meditative experience “Mio Garden” to a delighted audience of marketing leaders at the 2016 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference in Orlando. The piece explores the new storytelling form from a different point of view, aiming to craft a unique experience that would leave a viewer feeling calm and refreshed.
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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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PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
Revolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and VEGAS video editors
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, and MacVideo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for video editors, announce version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro. Featuring all-new props, hundreds of new backgrounds, and a powerful new interface, Martini v3 is the ultimate storyboarding tool for video editors.
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WEBCAST: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
WEBCAST: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range (HDR)Understanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. With multiple formats, standards, single and dual layer implementations, and a growing array of display options, the current HDR landscape has few rules and a broad range of possibilities.
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen ControlBroadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame system
Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame systemChoice of dual or single channel configuration, plus remote control, stereo or mono amplifier, advanced monitoring and distribution options
Crystal Vision has released two audio distribution amplifiers for its new Vision frame system. Designed for distributing AES or Word Clock reference, the DADA-VF offers the choice of dual or single channel configuration (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs), reclocking or non-reclocking, 110 ohm or 75 ohm impedance and 32kHz to 192kHz sample rates – and is the first digital audio DA from Crystal Vision to include remote control. Designed for the robust distribution of analogue audio, the AADA-VF can be configured as either a stereo amplifier or mono amplifier (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs) and includes audio silence detection, overvoltage detection and the most extensive gain adjustment Crystal Vision has ever offered.
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Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News Operation
Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News OperationIndonesian broadcaster upgrades operations to HD; adds key business intelligence reporting and expands news distribution to social media networks
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that existing customer Metro TV upgraded their news operations to the Dalet Galaxy platform. In addition to moving the production to high-definition, the solution unifies the entire operations of the Jakarta-based, 24/7 news broadcaster, with full consistency and continuity from content acquisition and production, all the way down to multi-platform distribution and archiving. The new workflow includes one-click social media publishing; access to comprehensive business intelligence reporting metrics, which measure both the performance of the facility and crews, as well as the actual media consumption by the target audience across traditional and non-traditional channels such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; and the latest version of the Dalet Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), which features some of the industry’s most advanced capabilities.
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Schiefer ChopShop’s A New Hero Gives Viewers an Exhilarating Look At Competitive Gaming for Blizzard Entertainment
Schiefer ChopShop puts much more than glory on the line in their latest documentary for Blizzard Entertainment, A New Hero: The Rise of College Esports. Directed by Zach Lyons, A New Hero is a thrilling dive into the competitive college gaming competition Heroes of the Dorm, where the push to win stems not from a desire for fame, but for full college tuition. Through Lyons’ lens, the documentary is a fast-paced and suspenseful look at the competition; it also shows how the realm of what we consider ‘sports’ is expanding as e-sports grow in popularity.
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Sony Pictures Extends Relationship With Wazee Digital
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Sony Pictures Post Production Services has extended its long-standing relationship with Wazee Digital through December 2017. Under the extended contract, Sony Pictures will continue using Wazee Digital Core and its automated metadata-processing technology to store, view, and manage assets from Sony Pictures' inventory of feature films, including stock footage, full-length features, and clip selects, with granular specificity.
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Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North America
Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North AmericaVeteran Sales Professional Brings Extensive Video Production and Technology Experience to Bear as Company Expands North American Market Presence
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the appointment of Ryan Servant as V.P. of business development in North America. Reporting to Dave Clack, CEO of Square Box Systems, Servant will work with JB&A, Square Box Systems' North American distributor, to identify new opportunities and expand customer deployments in the region.
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Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World Service
Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World ServiceLeading broadcaster uses Dante™ networking to distribute live radio programming to 250 million listeners while reducing integration costs
As the world’s largest international broadcaster, BBC World Service broadcasts radio and TV services worldwide in more than 30 languages. For the United States Presidential election on November 8, the BBC World Service established a temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau. The BBC World Service production staff utilized Dante networking from Audinate to manage and deliver live coverage to radio audiences worldwide over the BBC World Service, NPR partner stations, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live networks (as well as BBC local radio in the UK) – reaching as many as 250 million listeners over a 12-hour period.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global Growth
BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global GrowthCAST BlackTrax Ltd recruits Andrew Gordon as their new Director of Business Development to work exclusively on growing BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system, globally. Andrew brings over a decade of sales, marketing management and operations experience working formerly as Business Development Director at Freeman Audiovisual, Canada. From 2009 to 2014, he worked with CAST Group as the Marketing & Communication and Business Development Manager across WYSIWYG , Vivien and BlackTrax early stage products.
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Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with LessMore unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
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Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets GamesVisit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge Presented by Adorama and experience VR at New York Jets match-ups against the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins ; test drive tech from Samsung, Bose, Fitbit, Vaio and more at MetLife Stadium
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has engaged in a three-game partnership with the New York Jets to host the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge. The virtual fun kicked off just outside the gates of MetLife Stadium on November 27th when the Jets played the New England Patriots. Fans attending upcoming Jets home games against the Indianapolis Colts (December 5th) and Miami Dolphins (December 17th) can visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge to experience game time on the football field, using Samsung Gear and Zeiss Virtual Reality headsets, with various scenes ready to play out, from being in the huddle to observing practice as a coach.
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Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council Chambers
Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council ChambersThe City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. The city engaged RPC Video, Inc. of Verona, Pennsylvania, to design, supply and integrate the new in-house broadcast, streaming and archiving production systems and infrastructure for City Channel Pittsburgh, which is available live via Comcast and Verizon and the city’s website, and on-demand on its YouTube channel.
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Film Audio Guru Ron Bartlett Cautions About Pushing Noise Reduction Tools Too Far
Film Audio Guru Ron Bartlett Cautions About Pushing Noise Reduction Tools Too FarPowerful Modern Noise Reduction Tools Require Editors to Find the Right Balance
Ron Bartlett, an independent re-recording mixer based in LA, earned his stripes with a string of feature films that started with Heat and has expanded to include blockbusters Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Mission: Impossible, Prometheus, The Life of Pi, and several X-Men films. An early adopter of emerging technology, Bartlett has witnessed countless evolutions of audio software fizzle and fade. However, the technology available today for cleaning up production dialogue exceeds anything that has come before. With these new powerful tools, Bartlett is quick to point out that it’s actually possible to push the technology too far—too much noise reduction may actually sterilize a performance.
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Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday Rebates
Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday RebatesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host an open house on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the company’s offices at 10718 McCune Ave. in Los Angeles. The company also announced its 2016 Holiday Rebate Program, which offers up to $200 to U.S. and Canadian customers on select products purchased online or through authorized dealers through Dec. 31.
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Sound Designer Viers is Always Ready with TASCAM
Sound Designer Viers is Always Ready with TASCAMRic Viers is a noisy fellow-and proud of it. He loves shattering glass, blowing things up, smashing fruit, and a plethora of other cacophonous endeavors. In short, he's one of the top sound designers in the business, with a list of credits that includes location sound for nearly every major television network. Noteworthy clients include Universal Studios, Dateline, Good Morning America, and Disney.
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Edison TV Improves Workflow Efficiency and Online Viewer Experience with Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast
Switch to integrated automation, playout and streaming platform saves significant time and effort for community broadcaster while elevating look, features and video quality of web presence
As a two-time winner of national awards for excellence in government access television, Edison TV prides itself on making its programming easily available to residents of the Township of Edison, New Jersey on both its cable channel and online. When the station set out last year to find a replacement for its aging playout and automation system, it turned to the Cablecast platform from Tightrope Media Systems (TRMS) to meet its dual goals of visual and workflow enhancements.
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Sky Deutschland New Cube Will Benefit From Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio Experience
Sky Deutschland New Cube Will Benefit From Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio ExperienceThe broadcaster’s new Sports Broadcasting Centre will have a full complement of D*AP audio processing units for Dolby encoding/decoding and loudness control.
Sky Deutschland has become the latest broadcaster to adopt Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio concept after specifying the company’s D*AP audio processing units for its new sports programming broadcast centre in Unterföhring, near Munich.
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Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix
Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo UpmixAcclaimed sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has chosen NUGEN Audio's Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix plug-ins. Gershin is using the Loudness Toolkit 2 in concert with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface to produce loudness-compliant mixes on a wide range of projects. Halo Upmix gives him an efficient, reliable, and powerful means of creating a high-quality 5.1/7.1 surround upmix from stereo source materials.
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Taiwan's Huallywood Film Studios teams with WCPMedia to Create Next Generation Media Infrastructure for Motion Picture and Television Production
Taiwan's Huallywood Film Studios teams with WCPMedia to Create Next Generation Media Infrastructure for Motion Picture and Television ProductionWCP cloud-based platform will serve as the asset management and distribution backbone to giant studio complex being built by Taiwan Land Development Corporation.
Huallywood Film Studios, the giant studio park currently under construction in Hualien County (Taiwan), has forged an alliance with Swiss-headquartered WCPMedia Services to deploy its cloud-based media asset management infrastructure in Taiwan. Huallywood Film Studios aims to be positioned as a global Media & Entertainment ecosystem where the best companies in the industry will cooperate to create and exchange content, related services and skills. Huallywood will be, therefore, a company which will use technology and cloud-based solutions to extend its reach everywhere and anytime to interact and cooperate with its customers.
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Multitasking at Nevo Sound Studios with DiGiGrid
Multitasking at Nevo Sound Studios with DiGiGridThirty number one singles, and more than 50 Top 10 albums kind of says it all about Yoad Nevo. He's an acclaimed producer, mixer, and plugin developer, and works with a string of artists at his London hub, Nevo Sound Studios, on a daily basis. Key to Nevo's quick, dynamic workflow is his DiGiGrid DLS, which multitasks in the studio just as much as the man himself.
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qwireMusic 2.0 Launches Cloud Platform For Streamlining Music-To-Picture, Introduces New Features For Collaboration, Licensing & Cue Sheets
qwireMusic 2.0 Launches Cloud Platform For Streamlining Music-To-Picture, Introduces New Features For Collaboration, Licensing & Cue SheetsExpanding User Base Informs Comprehensive Update; Includes New Interface, Windows PC Compatibility and more
Qwire, a provider of cloud-based tools for managing scoring and licensing music to picture, has announced the launch of qwireMusic 2.0. This new version significantly expands the collaboration, licensing, and cue sheet capabilities of qwireMusic, which has been further enhanced by a highly-intuitive new user interface and support for Windows OS.
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Sherpas Cinema Projects Greatness for Audi
Sherpas Cinema Projects Greatness for AudiFilm created by Zulu Alpha Kilo, director Dave Mossop and GO2 Productions features groundbreaking projection mapping imagery shot and lit only by moonlight.
—In Projection of Greatness, a new 90-second film for Audi, the Q7'’s ascent of a snow covered mountain turns magical with the live action projection of its soul, Conceived by Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, directed by Dave Mossop of Sherpas Cinema and Accomplice Media, and featuring projection mapping by GO2 Productions, the stunning display was captured entirely in-camera, with no CGI manipulation in post.
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Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Band Pro One World Open House 2016Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Join us on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1PM at our Burbank Headquarters for Band Pro's One World Open House! You are cordially invited to Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event, that will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema.
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InfoComm 2016 Show Recognized by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events
InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide and host of InfoComm 2016, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers in the Western Hemisphere, was honored with two awards in the International Association of Exhibitions and Events' (IAEE) Art of the Show competition. IAEE is the global association for the exhibitions and events industry.
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Eighteen Sound Adopts Powersoft’s Revolutionary IpalMod
Eighteen Sound Adopts Powersoft’s Revolutionary IpalModPowersoft has announced that Italian speaker manufacturer, Eighteen Sound is the latest transducer specialist to recognise the company’s patented IPAL technology.
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Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 CamerasCMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online
When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.
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PlayBox Technology Reports its Most Successful Year to Date
PlayBox Technology reports 2016 as the most successful trading year in its history with strong demand for its wide range of television channel branding and playout solutions throughout the global broadcast market. "At IBC 2016 in September we celebrated our 17,000th delivery of new or upgraded channels compared with the 15,000 total we reached two years before," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash. "Upgrades from our AirBox product range to the Neo series are proving especially popular. We were also delighted to see our recently introduced CloudAir virtual playout software shortlisted for an IABM Design & Innovation Award."
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in Australia
RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in AustraliaRUSHWORKS' global expansion continues into Australia and New Zealand
RUSHWORKS, the well-established software development company specializing in low cost, high performance television production, automation and presentation capture and streaming systems, has appointed AV Group Technologies as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by RUSHWORKS from their headquarters in the Dallas, Texas area, and by AV Group from Sydney, Australia. The agreement signifies the next phase of RUSHWORKS’ global expansion, already having established a presence in the UK with Cache Media serving as the Company’s distributor.
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Black Friday Savings on SmallHD 700 Series on-Camera Monitors
Black Friday Savings on SmallHD 700 Series on-Camera MonitorsSmallHD offers big savings on special Black Friday Bundles of its popular 700 Series high-resolution on-camera, 7-inch monitors and accessories purchased only at www.smallhd.com. Along with SmallHD’s 700 Series monitors, each package includes mounting hardware, wireless remote, power accessories, cables, a protective neoprene sleeve, and a durable hard case.
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YouTube goes HDR, Atomos HDR Upgrade and $500 off for Content Professionals
Timed with the recent announcement by YouTube for HDR delivery, Atomos announces a new OS update to further broaden HDR compatibility and offers a limited time discount to make the HDR upgrade easier this holiday season. The HDR wave continues to gather pace with YouTube adding to other content delivery platforms such as Google Chromecast ultra, Sony PS4 Pro, Amazon, Netflix and Vudu in bringing HDR transmission and playback to the growing population of people with HDR compatible TV’s, the leading Christmas gift in 2016.
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SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence AwardAward is a first for the popular post-production company
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has honored SGO’s Mistika with the prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious HPA Awards gala held on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime HonoreesADG’s 21st Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards Take Place Sunday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy®-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. They will be honored at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Strong Wind and Traffic Noise Are Not An Issue For DPA Microphones
Strong Wind and Traffic Noise Are Not An Issue For DPA MicrophonesThe company’s products helped sound engineer Julien Proutière beat natural and man-made interference during an outdoor event to mark the birth of St. Martin of Tours.
The Diocese responsible for the French city of Tours has been organising events to mark the 1,700th anniversary of the birth of its patron saint, St. Martin of Tours. Alongside special masses in the city’s Cathedral, the Saint’s anniversary was also celebrated with a large, open-air mass in Marmoutiers where he founded a small hermitage in the fourth century - now the site of a ruined Abbey.
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The LIR Academy Partners with Clear-Com and Tyrell to Augment Theatre Training Program
The LIR Academy Partners with Clear-Com and  Tyrell to Augment Theatre Training ProgramIndustry leading communication solutions provided to The Lir Academy for stage management and technical theatre students
Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP communication solutions, and its long term channel partner Tyrell, have joined forces to provide The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art with state-of-the-art production communication solutions and training workshops to educate theatre students to an international standard of excellence.
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Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"
Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"Facility handles sound and picture post for acclaimed 8-part documentary on the history of recorded music.
Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music.
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L-com Debuts Premium M12 Cable Assemblies for Harsh Environments
L-com Debuts Premium M12 Cable Assemblies for Harsh EnvironmentsL-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has released a new series of premium M12 cable assemblies. L-com’s new line of premium M12 cable assemblies are made for the toughest, most demanding applications. For extra strength, these cables are built with high-flex, outdoor CMX-rated, double-shielded, FR-TPE cable and IP68 rated M12 connectors. They are designed to exceed category standards and ensure optimal network throughput even in harsh industrial or extreme weather conditions. These cable assemblies are available off-the-shelf with connector options that include D-coded, 4-position male M12, 4-position female M12 and standard RJ45 combinations.
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Playbox Technology EU partners with Additelecom at BITAM 2016 in Madrid
Playbox Technology EU partners with Additelecom at BITAM 2016 in Madrid22 – 24 November 2016 - Stand 67 – BITAM Pabellón de Cristal, Recinto Ferial de la Casa de Campo de Madrid, Spain
PlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU) is delighted to be a part of BITAM this week in Madrid and are based on the Additelecom stand 67. PBT EU’s team are at hand to advise visitors to the show about the advantages their own-brand EXEcutor™ turnkey broadcasting servers can bring to broadcasters, production companies and post production facilities. Other products that PBT EU provide include advanced software platform SubtitleNext and business management tool Profuz Digital’s LAPIS.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now Available
AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now AvailableExtremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
AJA Video Systems is taking orders for KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. Extremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound FormatsNew mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats
Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery.
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Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off Sale
Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off SaleCommunity-based source for unique and targeted sound effects celebrates its success with week-long sale right now across hundreds of libraries
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects online marketplace, celebrates its second birthday this week. A Sound Effect is home to a massive, curated collection of sound effects, created by the best sound designers and recordists in the world. The unique collections at A Sound Effect offer a focused alternative to conventional, cover-it-all sound libraries allowing editors to buy smaller, targeted libraries, as they need them.
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InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education Sessions
InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education SessionsIn addition to comprehensive CTS preparation and testing, InfoComm will host a lineup of education offerings throughout ISE
PRNewswire-USNewswire -- InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, is pleased to announce that Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) study courses and testing will be offered at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, Feb. 7-10 at the Amsterdam RAI. In addition, InfoComm will host more than 80 professional development sessions at the show, including a new series of hands-on Application Labs, a selection of half-day conferences and more. For the first time, ISE attendees will be able to access any and all InfoComm education sessions using one pass.
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Nevada UAS Test Site Leads Groundbreaking FAA UAS Detection at Airports Pathfinder Program Air Operation
Nevada UAS Test Site Leads Groundbreaking FAA UAS Detection at Airports Pathfinder Program Air OperationThe Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (cUAS) industry is gaining momentum as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) opens up the sky to public and commercial drone operators, and this week, the FAA and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), managers of the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site, teamed together with Northern Plains UAS Test Site to test counter-UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) technology at the Denver International Airport (DIA). 
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Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management Problems
Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management ProblemsObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Zodiak Media AB,one of the world's top 3 independent media content groups,has deployed 300 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its Stockholm offices in Sweden.
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Freedman Electronics Acquires SoundField from TSL Products
On the eve of its 50th year in business, The Freedman Electronics Group, home to pro audio brands RØDE Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, expanded its company portfolio today, purchasing the surround sound recording marque SoundField from TSL Products, the industry leading broadcast equipment manufacturer.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser Projectors
Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser ProjectorsREALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV LCOS Projector Combines Canon’s Outstanding Image Quality and Advanced Features with Low Total Cost of Ownership
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the latest of its innovative technology with the debut of the REALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV Laser LCOS Projector. At only 57.3 pounds, the REALiS 4K600STZ is among the world’s smallest and lightest native 4K laser projectors, making it ideal for a wide range of markets and applications including simulation, museums, art galleries, planetariums, higher education, medical education and training.
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Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFR
Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFRMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Following successful preview at IBC 2016, the Company has announced the launch of S3 Cloud Storage support in Medway and Partial File Retrieve (PFR). Marquis’ Medway media centric middleware solution now supports S3 storage as a source or destination of media production workflows. PFR hosts media indexes in the cloud, so given permissions, multiple applications can now access cloud-hosted content to single frame accuracy, significantly reducing network demands, S3 bandwidth and S3 retrieval charges.
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Televarpið Deploys New Full-Software Converged Statmux Video Headend Powered by ATEME
Televarpið Deploys New Full-Software Converged Statmux Video Headend Powered by ATEMEATEME today announced that Televarpið, a subsidiary of Faroese Telecom and the incumbent telecommunications provider of the Faroe Islands, has deployed ATEME’s compression and statistical multiplexing solutions for its DVB-T, IPTV and OTT services. Its brand new statmux headend uses ATEME TITAN full-software solution for delivering 50 IPTV/OTT and 32 DTT services across the Faroe Islands with premium HD video quality.
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Audio-Technica Provides Family Child Learning Center at Akron Children’s Hospital with Audio System Upgrade
Audio-Technica Provides Family Child Learning Center at Akron Children’s Hospital with Audio System UpgradeATND931WH condenser mic with Dante™ network output delivers significantly improved audio in learning center for young children with disabilities
The Akron Children’s Hospital Family Child Learning Center (FCLC) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of young children with developmental disabilities and their families. The Tallmadge, Ohio facility provides a wide range of family-centered developmental services. A key component of the FCLC is its observation rooms, where parents, staff and university students can observe intervention taking place.
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Salar Ansari: Simplifying the Studio Process with DiGiGrid
Salar Ansari: Simplifying the Studio Process with DiGiGridSalar Ansari lives quite the musical life out in Detroit. Be it working on sessions with long-time Eminem collaborator, Luis Resto, making electronic music with techno pioneer, Derrick May, or recording bands in his home studio, there is always one constant: his DiGiGrid DLS.
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer AwardManhattan-based photo, video and electronics retailer recognized for contributions to imaging industry through Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV online platforms
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards by The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Alongside Glazer’s Camera and Best Buy, Adorama will be honored for its achievements in imaging retail at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Announcing the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) Judging Panel
Esteemed Group Will Select Directors Featured In CDDP Showcase #1
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) today announced the blue-ribbon panel of judges who will select the directors featured in the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) Showcase, premiering January 11, 2017.
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The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VRRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world, has created a new Virtual Reality experience: “Spirit of Meditation.” The new App is currently available at the VR store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1276353495756631/
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VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFXVeteran supervisors are overseeing work on “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Good Girls Revolt” and other projects.
FuseFX has added two highly experienced visual effects supervisors to its creative team in Los Angeles. Dan Levitan brings more than 80 credits as a supervisor and artist on motion picture and television projects spanning two decades. At FuseFX, he is VFX Supervisor for the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in addition to co-Supervising the ABC drama Notorious.
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Ensemble Video’s Lecture Capture Solution has Monarch LCS Appliance at the Core
Matrox H.264 Streaming and Recording Appliances Feed High-Quality Video to the Ensemble Video Distribution Platform
Matrox® today announced that technology partner, Ensemble Video, now supports the Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance on their online video management and distribution platform. The Monarch LCS H.264 encoding appliance serves as a powerful capture-and-encode node, providing bandwidth-sparing, high-quality video to the Ensemble solution.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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SMPTE Releases Limited-Edition 'Honor Roll' Book & Accepts Preorders for 'Magic & Miracles' Book
SMPTE Releases Limited-Edition 'Honor Roll' Book & Accepts Preorders for 'Magic & Miracles' BookHonor Roll and Honorary Members' Available Now for Purchase and Shipping; Richly Illustrated Commemorative Book Slated for April 2017 Publication
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 publication of "The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers," a limited-edition book showcasing the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed their talents to SMPTE over the past 10 decades. The Society is also accepting preorders for "Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology," a richly illustrated and meticulously crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. Both books celebrate the Society's Centennial.
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Eyeheight LE-2M Legalisers Used Again in the Continuing Story of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"
Eyeheight LE-2M legalisers have returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latest series of the television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! This year's contestants include footballer Wayne Bridge, Jordan Banjo from Diversity, Carol Vorderman, Olympian Sam Quek, presenter Lisa Snowdon, and actors Adam Thomas and Larry Lamb. The UK series, transmitted across the ITV network, has been supported for many years and is a major highlight of the ITV schedule.
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Over 700 People Tell DPA Microphones A Story
Over 700 People Tell DPA Microphones A StoryThe company’s recent competition to discover how people are using its vast range of microphones and accessories brought a flood of entries from all over the globe.
From recording the sound of Antarctic wind and saving a Gibson True Vintage guitar, to making movie magic in Hollywood and capturing the sound of termites at dawn in Africa – these were just some of the 700 plus stories received by DPA Microphones in response to its recent ‘Tell Us Your Story’ competition. The company asked customers to share stories about how they use microphones and offered a range of prizes, including a first prize of €2,500 (US$2,800) in DPA microphones and accessories.
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Media Links to Debate the Future of Sports Production
Media Links to Debate the Future of Sports ProductionJohn Smith, Managing Director, Media Links EMEA, Joins Panel at SVG Europe’s FutureSport Event at Chelsea Football Club
Media Links, Engineering Emmy® Award winner and market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced managing director of EMEA, John Smith, will join the debate about the future of sports production at SVG Europe’s forthcoming FutureSport, to be held at Chelsea Football Club on 30 November 2016.
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Custom Consoles Reports Highly Successful 2016
Custom Consoles Module-R, MDesks and MediaPosts were selected by Altered Images as the core technical furniture for a new television studio galler
Studio and technical control-room furniture specialist Custom Consoles reports high demand for its product range throughout 2016. "Demand is proving strong across both for our broadcast products and for our SteelBase series which we designed for heavy-duty industrial applications," comments sales manager Gary Fuller.
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Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe Awards
Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe AwardsVimond Media Solutions today announced that two of its products have won Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards: Vimond Platform in the Online Video Platform category; and Vimond IO, in the Cloud Video Service category.
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Webinar: Join Elemental Technologies and Dolby: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range
Webinar: Join Elemental Technologies and Dolby: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic RangeUnderstanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. With multiple formats, standards, single and dual layer implementations, and a growing array of display options, the current HDR landscape has few rules and a broad range of possibilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 UpdateMajor update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance in System Design and Integration of Next-Gen IP Broadcasting Solutions
Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance in System Design and Integration of Next-Gen IP Broadcasting SolutionsMedia Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions,
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Japan-based FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer of Broadcast and Production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including HD and 4K products. Media Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions, specifically addressing the Japanese marketplace.
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HP Announces Industry’s First-Ever Mini Workstation
HP Announces Industry’s First-Ever Mini WorkstationHP Z2 Mini delivers server-grade power in a 2.3 by 8.5 inch package
Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first mini workstation1 designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive industries. The stylish, new HP Z2 Mini Workstationdelivers breakthrough power and versatility and atonly 2.3” high is 90% smaller than a traditional business-class tower2.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA AwardsCoveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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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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SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU One
SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU OneDespite unpredictable weather, erratic availability of dependable cellular connections and on-the-go video shots, TVU One consistently delivered outstanding picture quality for our viewers, said Mr. Wang Ting, Director of SMG Technology Center.
TVU Networks IP video transmission solutions were used by one of China’s largest media organizations, Shanghai Media Group (SMG), to successfully deliver live video coverage of the 2016 Tour of Taihu Lake Cycling Race in severe weather conditions.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing ToolsUsers can now capture, produce, manage and deliver VR/360 assets to help tell the most compelling stories
Primestream®, the leader in dynamic media management has introduced Virtual Reality/360 – asset management support in Xchange Suite, for workflows from capture through delivery. These new features enable storytellers and content creators to produce and store VR/360 content while leveraging collaborative workflows in a metadata rich environment.
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Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive Producer
Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive ProducerDawn Clarke will lead the commercial division for WBENC certified company
The Traveling Picture Show Company is pleased to announce Dawn Clarke as Executive Producer. Clarke will be responsible in part for the growth of the company’s resume of work in live-action commercial, experiential, music video, and long form content.
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