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Platinum Platypus Uses Quantum StorNext Pro Studio to Accelerate
Video and Motion Graphics Firm Realizes Immediate Gains in Efficiency and Capacity While Building Foundation for Fluid, Economical Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Platinum Platypus, creator of video, motion graphics and animation for both media and corporate enterprises, has implemented Quantum StorNext® Pro Studio to realize faster, more scalable storage and sharing of high-resolution video content. Quantum's workflow-optimized StorNext Pro™ Studio solution provides high-performance storage that Platinum Platypus can expand smoothly and economically to accommodate its rapid growth and its work with ever-larger media files. The complete storage solution from Quantum supports an efficient and agile workflow in which creatives can quickly and simultaneously access and edit video. Connecting to a Scalar® LTO library, StorNext Pro Studio also facilitates archive and protection of older projects while keeping them available for the creative team.
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Calibrated AVC-Intra Create Brings Sony XAVC Encoding to Compressor
Calibrated Software Releases Upgrade to Calibrated AVC-Intra Create That Brings Sony XAVC Intra Encoding to Compressor
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LEADER Announces 12G SDI, HDR and Video over IP Options for its LV 5490 and LV 5480 4K-capable Waveform Monitors
News: LEADER Announces 12G SDI, HDR and Video over IP Options for its LV 5490 and LV 5480 4K-capable Waveform MonitorsLEADER Electronics Corporation, a globally active producer of high-grade test and measurement equipment for the broadcast industry, is introducing new options for its award-winning LV 5490 4K/UHD/HS/SD multiscreen signal monitor. These provide added support for 12G SDI, high dynamic range and video over IP. The new options will be promoted at BVE 2016 in London, February 23-25.
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Marquis Media Partners Broadens Reach as Ioannou is Appointed Managing Partner
News: Marquis Media Partners Broadens Reach as Ioannou is Appointed Managing PartnerMarquis Media Partners (MMP), the media consultancy group has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Ioannou as managing partner. Ioannou, formerly director of technology strategy and director of broadcast and production technology for ITV, will now lead Marquis Media Partners’ push to broaden its reach across the global media space.
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Quantum Simplifies End-to-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version of StorNext Connect
News: Quantum Simplifies End-to-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version of StorNext ConnectLatest Advances Provide Greater Control, Enhanced Visibility and More Actionable Insight for Optimizing StorNext Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the release of StorNext Connect 1.1, a significantly enhanced version of its easy-to-use management tool that simplifies the installation, discovery, administration and monitoring of StorNext® environments. StorNext Connect™ is the first product of its kind to integrate management and reporting into a multi-tier storage environment. Instead of having to work with separate monitoring and reporting tools unique to each distinct storage tier, StorNext Connect users can have a unified view of the entire multi-tier, end-to-end workflow storage environment, including disk, tape, object storage and cloud resources. Designed for Quantum StorNext-powered environments and built into the company's new Xcellis™ workflow storage systems, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy and configure new equipment and then monitor and manage multiple systems at the same time.
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David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food Commercials
News: David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food CommercialsAward-winnning cinematographer David Darby, ASC, celebrated for his national and international commercial work, recently shot projects for major advertisers Chrysler Mopar and Chick-fil-A with the VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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Sony Pictures Creates 4K Restoration of Rita Hayworth Musical "Cover Girl"
News: Sony Pictures Creates 4K Restoration of Rita Hayworth Musical "Cover Girl"Sony Pictures Entertainment recently completed an all-new 4K restoration of Cover Girl, director Charles Vidor’s 1944 Technicolor musical that marked one of the first starring roles for Rita Hayworth. The new restoration, completed under the supervision of Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures EVP Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering, recently premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in New York’s just-concluded 13th International Festival of film preservation, To Preserve and Project.
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Quantum Enhances StorNext 5 Shared Workflow Storage Platform With Support for New Low-Cost, Long-Term Cloud Archive
StorNext 5.3 Also Provides Greater Security and Flexibility in Storing and Managing Content Across Demanding Media Workflows
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today introduced StorNext 5.3, a new release of its industry-leading shared workflow storage platform that has been enhanced with features and capabilities that give users greater control and flexibility in optimizing their collaborative media workflows for maximum efficiency and productivity.
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Jiangsu TV’s 3D Documentary “The Grand Canal” Edited and Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Jiangsu TV’s 3D Documentary “The Grand Canal” Edited and Graded with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the digital media experiment center of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation , one of China’s major broadcasters in the city of Nanjing, edited and graded its stereo 3D documentary “Living Heritage: the Grand Canal (Jiangsu Section)” on DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio.
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SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
News: SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders* AW-HE40s Added to Company’s Broad Offering of Panasonic PTZs *
SoCal Rentals (Burbank, CA) recently invested in an additional four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras, bringing its total to 20 units. The company also purchased a pair of VariCam 35 4K Super 35mm camera/recorders, and added AW-HE40 integrated full HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras to its extensive Panasonic PTZ inventory.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort York
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort YorkMarkerless Motion Capture Technology Plays Key Role In Bringing Past To Life At Nine Acre Fort York National Historical Site
History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer AWE, that used iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution developed by iPi Soft, to create a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto. Using Google Cardboard, visitors to the nine-acre location in Toronto will be able to experience key battle scenes, military fortifications and the significant role that Fort York has played in the country’s history in a simulated, immersive 3-D environment.
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mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 Technology
News: mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 TechnologyThe Industry’s First LTO-7 Tape Drive Solutions with Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity
mLogic, the leader in Thunderbolt LTO tape archiving solutions today announced that its popular mTape and mRack will ship with LTO-7 drives. Both units feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, a native storage capacity of 6TB per tape and a data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second. mTape and mRack support LTFS for drag and drop functionality and are compatible with archiving software from Archiware, Imagine Products, StorageDNA, TOLIS, Xendata, YoYotta and others.
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Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Webcasting Capabilities with Onstream Media’s VisualWebcaster
News: Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Webcasting Capabilities with Onstream Media’s VisualWebcasterOnstream Media and Wirecast are now fully integrated, making it easy for A/V producers to stream content from Wirecast to VisualWebcaster and profit in the highly lucrative webcasting market
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is teaming up with Onstream Media, a leading provider of high-end webcasting solutions. This integration puts direct access of Onstream’s VisualWebcaster into Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software.
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JVC Demonstrates Private MESH Video Network at CCW 2015
News: JVC Demonstrates Private MESH Video Network at CCW 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its Private MESH Video Network, as well as select ProHD and 4KCAM cameras that support the wireless ENG/EFP system, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Designed for single and multi-camera location shoots, the IP-based solution combines JVC's advanced camera encoding technology with the Silvus Bi-Directional Radio System to transmit very high quality HD video from remote locations with extremely high streaming reliability.
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CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K Production
News: CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K ProductionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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JVC Announces 4KCAM Rebate, Slo-Mo Upgrade at PhotoPlus
News: JVC Announces 4KCAM Rebate, Slo-Mo Upgrade at PhotoPlusJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced lower pricing and a $500 instant rebate on its 4KCAM camera line. The company will also demonstrate a new slow motion recording feature for its GY-HM200 and GY-HM170 camcorders during PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 1101), which runs Oct. 22-24, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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LEADER to demonstrate advanced 4K production-support solutions and VC7 video standards converter at SMPTE 2015
News: LEADER to demonstrate advanced 4K production-support solutions and VC7 video standards converter at SMPTE 2015See Leader Instruments on stand 304 at SMPTE 2015, October 26-29, 2015, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California
Following a highly successful IBC2015 in Amsterdam, LEADER Instruments is heading to Hollywood for the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers' 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. SMPTE 2015 will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, October 26-29.
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Ithaca College Educates With CMOS Imagery Of Ikegami HDK-95C And HC-HD300 Cameras
News: Ithaca College Educates With CMOS Imagery Of Ikegami HDK-95C And HC-HD300 CamerasIkegami's Precision Image Quality, Ease of Use, and Reliability are Central to HD Upgrade at Roy H. Park School of Communications
At Ithaca College, the Roy H. Park School of Communications has a long-standing tradition of providing students with immediate access to current technology.
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Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCine
News: Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCineDays off for the FUJINON Cabrios at AbelCine rental were rare this past summer. Even with a total of 15 PL 19-90mm, seven PL 85-300mm, and three 14-35mm Cabrios available, they rarely stayed put. AbelCine staff and DP customers attribute their popularity to a combination of factors, including: a detachable servo (on the 19-90 and 85-300mm), long focal ranges, light weight, and consistent image quality throughout the frame.
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ActonTV Relies on JVC Camcorders for PEG Channel Productions
News: ActonTV Relies on JVC Camcorders for PEG Channel ProductionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced ActonTV, a PEG (public, education, and government) station serving Acton, Mass., uses JVC ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders to produce coverage of local sports and other productions throughout its community.
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Archiware presents P5 Archive App at IBC 2015
News: Archiware presents P5 Archive App at IBC 2015Archiware GmbH, manufacturer of data management software suite Archiware P5, is launching the P5 Archive App at IBC 2015. The P5 Archive App allows archiving and restore of files, folders and Final Cut Pro X projects directly from the Finder.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI Recording
News: New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI RecordingRecords to the 1TB internal hard drive and optical disc simultaneously
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck, with the ability to record a live HDMI signal from a video camera or DSLR without HDCP encryption. Also new for the SR-HD2700 is the ability to record to the upgraded 1TB internal hard drive and an optical disc simultaneously, which provides redundancy and eliminates the need to copy video files to another disc after recording.
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
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 announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015
News: Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015LEADER has chosen IBC2015 as the venue for the European introduction of the LV 7390 multi-standard rasterizer. First demonstrated at the NAB show in April and now deliverable, the LV 7390 can be used be to measure up to four SDI signals simultaneously. It occupies just 1U and can be deployed for desktop or rackmounted operation.
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Quantum Adds Xsan-StorNext Connectivity Beyond Fibre Channel for
New Apple Xsan Distributed LAN Client Functionality Enables Users to Access Full Benefits of Quantum's StorNext Platform Through Simple Ethernet Connection
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced support for the Xsan Distributed LAN Client in the public beta of Apple's forthcoming operating system, OS X El Capitan. Now OS X El Capitan users can easily connect Xsan clients over Ethernet to a Quantum StorNext® environment, enabling them to experience the full benefits of a StorNext-based workflow.
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Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on Mistika
News: Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on MistikaTeam already making full use of the system's versatility and wide ranging toolsets to service its clients' immediate demands
Japan's well-established and reputable post facility Tokyo Sound Production (TSP) made the recent forward-thinking move by upgrading to SGO's Mistika post production system to boost their broadcast projects.
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Ohio's Faith Family Church Selects FOR-A Video Switcher as Part of HD Transition
Cost-effectiveness, ease of use of FOR-A HVS-390HS 2M/E unit ideal for this 3800-seat facility
When North Canton, O.H.-based Faith Family Church was recently searching for a switcher to accommodate the HD transition for its 3,800-seat facility, the house of worship found exactly what it was looking for in FOR-A’s 2 M/E HVS-390HS video switcher. Faith Family Church staff first laid their eyes on the unit at last year’s NAB Show, and immediately knew it was an ideal fit.
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Canon USA Announces New PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) Printer
Affordable, Multipurpose Printer Offers Improved Printing Experience with Easier Wi-Fi® Setup and Convenient Printing from Compatible Mobile Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printer for high-quality photo and document printing. Built with convenience in mind for the everyday home user or college student, this new printer has a simpler Wi-Fi setup than in previous models and includes access to the updated Canon PRINT2 application, a four-color FINE ink Cartridge system for vivid colors and sharp text, Auto Power On/Off functionality, Auto Two-sided Print, and PictBridge3 printing via Wireless LAN for direct connection to select Canon Digital Cameras.
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VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episode
News: VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episodeLegendary German crime drama “Tatort” has selected the VariCam 35 for the latest episode, which airs in spring 2016
The new Tatort "Himmelfahrt" commissioned by NDR, starring Wotan Wilke Möhring and Franziska Weisz, will be directed by Özgür Yildirim and produced by Wüste Medien GmbH.
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Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners Announced
News: Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Week Base Camp. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"
News: Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"New Blu-ray Director’s Cut of classic musical includes never before-seen material
Columbia Pictures’ exuberant 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical is now available on Blu-ray, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in the form of a spectacular 4K digital restoration. Prepared under the guidance of Director Peter H. Hunt and Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, the new Director’s Cut restores the film to its original visual splendor and includes newly-discovered material, never before seen by the public. It also features a newly-restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack. The newly restored 1776 made its world premiere screening March 28 at the TCM Classic Film Festival and is being released theatrically through Sony Pictures Repertory.
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Sony Works with 30 industry leading companies to promote IP Live Production System
News: Sony Works with 30 industry leading companies to promote IP Live Production SystemThe industry-wide deployment of AV over IP interface expands to 30 companies
Sony’s IP Live Production System is now supported by 30 industry-leading companies. The new AV over IP interface delivers low latency and noise-free switching of HD and 4K video, audio, and metadata, as part of an IP-based network.
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Panasonic and LiveU Announce Cloud-Based Camera/Live Uplink Solution for AJ- PX5000G, AJ-PX800, AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA Camcorders
Free upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
Panasonic is expanding its strategic collaboration with LiveU (Hackensack, NJ) with the announcement of a free* firmware upgrade for its AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270 series P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording. The upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
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Leader Instruments Lv5490 Chosen For First 4k/uhd Mobile
News: Leader Instruments Lv5490 Chosen For First 4k/uhd MobileSee Leader at NAB 2015, Las Vegas, April 13-16 Stand C9015, Central Hall
A Leader Instruments LV5490 4K/HD/SD-SDI multi-mode waveform monitor has been chosen by the Mobile TV Group for integration into North America's first 4K/UHD mobile production unit.
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Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab Show
News: Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab ShowSee Ikegami on Booth C7725 at the 2015 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Ikegami To Showcase 8K & 4K Technology, Exhibit HC-HD300
News: Ikegami To Showcase 8K & 4K Technology, Exhibit HC-HD300Wide Range of Superior CMOS Technology Systems Among the Highlights from Leader in HD Cameras and Production Equipment
Ikegami , a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDER
News: MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDERThe Mainstreet Organization of Realtors/MORe (Downers Corner, IL), the country’s fourth largest local association of real estate professionals, is now shooting informational videos for its 15,000+ members with Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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Marquis Media Partners Strengthens Senior Team
News: Marquis Media Partners Strengthens Senior TeamMarquis Media Partners has today announced that Simon Brett has joined the organisation as senior account partner, responsible for new and existing account management. Brett’s appointment is part of a wider strategy to develop MMP’s consulting business within the broadcast industry and into new markets.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive Appliances
News: Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive AppliancesProduct Launch Includes Special Trade-in Promotiom
ProMAX, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE editing workstations, and network archive appliances, is announcing new ProMAX archive products with a customer upgrade trade-in promotion, and is presenting hands-on demonstrations of the new Platform Portable workflow server at BVExpo stand E 40 at Excel London February 24th - 26th.
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'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood Museum
News: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood MuseumAdam Stockhausen, the Oscar®-winning production designer from The Grand Budapest Hotel, is pictured with the film's model
The Hollywood Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world, today announced that the miniature model from the Oscar®-winning Grand Budapest Hotelis on exclusive display in the museum’s Celebration of Entertainment Awards Exhibit. Visitors will have a chance to view the bright-pink nine-feet by 14-feet model up close, which was created by Adam Stockhausen, who recently took home the Academy Award® for Best Production Design.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handhelds
News: Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldsTim Polster, owner/videographer of sister companies Metroplex Multimedia and Watch My MVP, both of Arlington, TX, has transitioned to three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds for all his primary acquisition.
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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HP Introduces Industry's Thinnest and Lightest Workstation Ultrabooks
New ZBook Workstations Extend World's Thinnest and Lightest Business-Class Notebook Status Held by HP
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the industry's thinnest and lightest workstation Ultrabooks™ (1), the HP ZBook 14 and 15u. HP also announced its next-generation virtual workstation and enhancements to its Remote Graphics Software.
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Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490
News: Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490Roundabout Entertainment, one of Hollywood's most highly respected film and television production support companies, has invested in a LEADER LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor in response to accelerating interest in ultra-high-definition content creation.
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Roland Partners with Audinate Offering Dante™ With New M-5000 Live Mixing Console
News: Roland Partners with Audinate Offering Dante™ With New M-5000 Live Mixing ConsoleRoland is pleased to announce their support for Audinate’s Dante™ audio networking solution as an optional expansion card in their new M-5000 Live Mixing Console.
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FOR-A Announces Name Change to HVS Switcher Series
News: FOR-A Announces Name Change to HVS Switcher SeriesFOR-A announces a name change to three products within its HANABI Series of video switchers, effective today. The company’s formally named HVS-XT100, HVS-XT110, and HVS-XT2000 switchers will now be called the HVS-100, HVS-110 and HVS-2000.
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature Shoots
News: Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature ShootsProminent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera.
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Latest PHABRIX and Leader video test instruments debut at SMPTE 2014, Hollywood
News: Latest PHABRIX and Leader video test instruments debut at SMPTE 2014, HollywoodLeader will demonstrate the latest additions to the PHABRIX and Leader ranges of video test instruments on stand 210 at the SMPTE's 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Hollywood, October 20-23. Products on show will include the PHABRIX Sx TAG hand-held video/audio analyzer/monitor, the latest Sx TAGC variant with integral signal generator, the Rx rack-mountable series and Leader's recently announced LV5333 3G-SDI-compatible multi-SDI monitor. Makoto Mizusawa, Christian Young and Pete Anderson will be representing Leader and PHABRIX.
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The Now Corporation Founding Partner/Editor Nelson Leonard Wraps Editing First Season Of FX Network's "Married"
News: The Now Corporation Founding Partner/Editor Nelson Leonard Wraps Editing First Season Of FX Network's "Married"New York
The NOW Corporation’s Founding Partner/Editor Nelson Leonard has wrapped editorial on the first season of the FX Network’s new series, “Married.” A well-known Commercial Editor, Leonard has collaborated with long-time friend and colleague, “Married” Co-Executive Producer/Writer Salamo Levin, on the series. Leonard returns full-time to cutting Commercial projects this Fall.
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Leader Reports Growing Interest in 4K at IBC2014
Leader lnstruments reports a buoyant and successful IBC2014 with strong interest in its LV5490 waveform monitor which allows standard-definition, high-definition and 4K ultra-high-definition to be checked from a single compact unit. Leader was represented at IBC2014 by Hiro Sawa (President, Leader America), Richard Heath, Koichi Fukugawa and Christian Young.
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Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D Film
News: Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D FilmCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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Inaugural Edition of China’s First Art Fair Dedicated to Photography Achieves Huge Success
News: Inaugural Edition of China’s First Art Fair Dedicated to Photography Achieves Huge SuccessThursday 4 September saw the launch of the most international photography art fair of the year – Photo Shanghai - at the world-famous Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Visitor numbers exceeded 25,000, over the duration of the fair with galleries recording exceptional sales.
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SAP and Panasonic Launch Joint Initiative for Video-Based Sports Analytics Solutions
SAP SE and Panasonic today announced a joint initiative, the intended goal of which is to co-innovate in the area of video-based sports analytics.
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Varicam Goes on Show at IBC 2014
Production models of the much anticipated 4K Varicam and Varicam HS from Panasonic were unveiled at IBC 2014.
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Panasonic Launches 4K Remote Camera Head
Panasonic has added a 4K, broadcast quality, micro camera to its range of ultra-compact Industrial Medical Vision camera heads.
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Panasonic and LiveU Collaborate to Connect Camera and Cloud
Combines Panasonic’s Professional Camera Solutions with LiveU’s Bonding Technology and its Cloud-Based Central Management System, the Hub for Video Ingestion
Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.
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Panasonic Announce New High Speed Network Workflow for Broadcasters
Panasonic is Testing a News Gathering Network Workflow for Broadcasters that Transmits Video Footage and Shoot Data from Remote Field Locations to the Newsroom, and Enables Cameras to be Controlled from a Network Environment.
Testing began last month with Independent Television News (ITN), a major UK broadcaster, and will continue to be carried out on a rolling basis with the company’s broadcast partners in countries around the world.
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Panasonic Taps Into Easy Remote Camera Control
Panasonic is Set to Launch a New Remote Camera Accessory which Allows Camera Navigation Through a Tablet Device.
The Control Assist Camera (AW-HEA10) is set to launch in March 2015 and enables quick and easy remote camera control, allowing the user to simply tap on the tablet screen where they want the camera to point.
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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Hal Leonard and Groove3 Announce Strategic Partnership
Music Industry Leaders Team Up to Create and Deliver the Future of Online Tutorials
Hal Leonard Books, a division of Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee, the leading publisher of books and digital content on the music business, audio technology, and instrument history, and Groove3, the audio community's best source for informative and effective online tutorials, announced today a long-term strategic partnership to develop and deliver authoritative content to the world.
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Ruige to Introduce TL1730HDA-CO carry-on Picture Monitor at IBC2014
News: Ruige to Introduce TL1730HDA-CO carry-on Picture Monitor at IBC2014The Ruige TL1730HDA-CO compact transportable picture monitor makes its first European exhibition appearance on the Ruige stand, 11.D47, at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Representatives attending will include Jian Ma (General Manager, Ruige China) and Tommy Goodson (President of AV BrandBuilder Corporation, Ruige master distributor for North America).
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New JVC PROHD Broadcaster Server And GY-HM890 Cameras Help WDBJ7 Expand Live Eng Reports And Reduce Operational Costs
News: New JVC PROHD Broadcaster Server And GY-HM890 Cameras Help WDBJ7 Expand Live Eng Reports And Reduce Operational CostsWhen the University of Virginia Cavaliers advanced to the College World Series in June, CBS affiliate WDBJ7, which serves the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), covered the team’s games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. For an assignment like this, the station would usually send one of its satellite trucks and an operator, along with a reporter. This time, however, the station only sent a reporter with one of the station’s 16 new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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JVC 'F.A.S.T. Track Tour' to Showcase Live HD Streaming Technologies
Multi-City Road Show Launches in Boston on Aug. 26
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” a series of presentations to promote the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, as well as to provide information about streaming technology for video professionals. The multi-city tour launches in Boston on Aug. 26, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Newton, and continues to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 23. The free seminars run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch.
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Customer Demand Drives Three European New Hires for TMD
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD) the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, today confirmed three new appointments for TMD’s UK headquarters in response to their expanding UK and European business operations.
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mLogic® Ships mTape®
The Industry’s First Thunderbolt™ Certified LTO-6 Backup & Archiving Solution for Creative Professionals
mLogic announced today that the company is now shipping its innovative mTape backup and archiving solution to customers worldwide. mTape is the industry’s first LTO-6 tape drive to feature Thunderbolt connectivity and the first tape drive system to receive Thunderbolt certification from Apple Inc. and Intel Corporation.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Teams Up With Iconic Video Game Companies As Classic Characters Come Together In "Pixels"
PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede® Join the Cast
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy "Pixels," starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
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New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Cameras
News: New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamerasThe Bronx’s thriving El Amanecer de la Esperanza (The Dawn of Hope) Ministry has recently upgraded video production with the addition of four AJ-PX270 camcorders, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handhelds with AVC-ULTRA recording.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasWith Field Segments Shot on VariCam® 3700s, Signature ‘Electronic Field Trips’ Series Will Be Broadcast in HD on PBS Stations and Cable Channels
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, has just installed four Panasonic AK-AC3800 studio cameras as part of an overall HD upgrade of its broadcast studio. For the past four years, the Foundation has assigned its extensive field production assignments to a pair of Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders.
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Visual Unity Strengthens its International Sales Team
The Leading OTT/OVP Provider Announces a Number of Key Appointments in North America, Europe and and Asia.
With an investment cushion of $7.2 million, OTT platform provider Visual Unity is now in a formidable position to significantly strengthen is staff infrastructure in key international markets.
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chairman of this year’s Show was Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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MOG to be present at Broadcast Asia 2014
MOG technologies, the worldwide supplier for both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools will be exhibiting for the 4th year at Broadcast Asia, from 17 to 20 June 2014. Broadcast Asia is a meeting point for Asia-Pacific and Middle-East markets and an important event for MOG to showcase its complete range of centralized ingests solutions.
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Advantage Video Systems to Show 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at Cine Gear
News: Advantage Video Systems to Show 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at Cine GearMac-Based System Provides an Integrated Solution for Dailies Processing, Editorial and More in a Mobile Package.
Advantage Video Systems will showcase 4Kase, its new mobile, post-production and editing system for use on-set at Cine Gear Expo, June 6-7, at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. AVS, which debuted a 4Kase prototype at NAB in April, will demonstrate a production model of the system, now ready for immediate shipment.
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VuWall Integrates SkySoft-ATM Lossless Live Streaming & Record/Playback Features into VuWall2 Software
News: VuWall Integrates SkySoft-ATM Lossless Live Streaming & Record/Playback Features into VuWall2 SoftwareStrategic Partnership Extends Proven Functionality From Air Traffic Management Systems To Control Rooms
VuWall Technology Inc., a developer of world-class control room management software, and SkySoft-ATM, a leading-edge ATC solutions provider, has announced their strategic partnership under which VuWall has integrated SkySoft-ATM SkyRec features into the VuWall2 software suite. VuWall will be demonstrating the advanced record/ playback and high-performance lossless compressions capabilities at InfoComm 2014 (Las Vegas, NV June 18-20) in partner Exxact Corporation’s Booth # N2555.
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Catwalk Fashion Brands, National TV Spots, Luxury Cars and Leading Sports Teams Archive to LTFS LTO tape With Cache-A
News: Catwalk Fashion Brands, National TV Spots, Luxury Cars and Leading Sports Teams Archive to LTFS LTO tape With Cache-A
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, is delighted to announce that its LTFS LTO tape archive products are being used across a wide variety of industries for the long-term protection of precious media assets. These include catwalk fashion brands, national TV advertisers, along with leading names in media and entertainment, art and culture, automotive manufacture and sports.
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Sound Comes to Hollywood
News: Sound Comes to HollywoodSome of the First Talkies Were Produced at Hollywood Center Studios in the 1920s.
The 1927 Warner Bros. film "The Jazz Singer" is widely credited with ushering in the era of movie sound. Although not the first Hollywood picture to feature sound—that honor goes to "Don Juan," released a year earlier—it was the first to include synchronized dialogue and its enormous success touched off a mad dash among movie studios and production companies to jump on the talkie bandwagon.
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Tickets to 2014 AICP Week Now Available AICP Week Base Camp Opens June 10th
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that tickets for 2014 AICP Week are now available. AICP Week will take place from June 10th-June 12th at various locations in New York City and will be headlined by the premieres of the 2014 AICP Next Awards, the Directors Lecture Series and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. Miller also announced the debut of AICP Week Base Camp, which will serve as a central location for the week, featuring educational panels and discussions, as well as a meeting place and hospitality hub for those attending any of the AICP Week tent pole events. Discussion topics at Base Camp include: panels with the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Integrated Campaign winners; a session with the AICP Show Curators, as well as panels on Digital Best Practices and cameras and workflow.
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Sony Purchases New Consoles from Location Sound Corp.
Pro Audio Dealer Helps Sony Picture Studios Revamp Its Culver City Facilities
Location Sound completed their largest Q1 sale to Sony Picture Studio’s Culver City, CA, which is undergoing a revamp of its production facility. Sony’s purchase of eight live sound consoles—five Soundcraft Vi4s, one Soundcraft Vi6, and two Yamaha CL5s— will be used for audience sound reinforcement as well as recording of production dialog.
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MundoFox Chooses AdBox Program Insertion System from PlayBox Technology
News: MundoFox Chooses AdBox Program Insertion System from PlayBox TechnologyMundoFox has chosen a PlayBox Technology AdBox system to automate digital program insertion for its WTTG FOX 5 free-to-air television channel which is based in Washington DC. The new installation allows staff at the Network's Los Angeles headquarters to schedule breakaway content specific to viewers of the US East Coast service.
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JVC Promotes Joe D’Amico to Assistant Vice President of Broadcast and Public Sector Group
News: JVC Promotes Joe D’Amico to Assistant Vice President of Broadcast and Public Sector GroupJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Joseph D’Amico has been promoted to assistant vice president, Broadcast and Public Sector Group, effective April 14. In his new position, he manages the company’s regional broadcast sales directors and the Broadcast Sales Rep (BSR) program.
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Superstar Singers, Body Builders and Energy Giants Boost Content Creation with CatDV Media Asset Management (MAM)
News: Superstar Singers, Body Builders and Energy Giants Boost Content Creation with CatDV Media Asset Management (MAM)Square Box Systems, developer of leading media asset management system CatDV, today revealed details of how CatDV is being used to support content creation across a wide variety of industries and market sectors, with customers reporting significant time savings and productivity advantages.
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Eyeheight Reports Increasing Demand for Broadcast Compliance Products at 2014 NAB Show
Martin Moore with the latest Eyeheight products at the 2014 NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Eyeheight reports a highly successful 2014 NAB Show with increasing demand for post-production software including its BroadcastSafe range of compliance legalizer plug-ins.
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NBCUniversal Promotes Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights
NBCUniversal today promoted Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights. In this new role, Kini will continue to shape and develop NBCUniversal’s long term strategic direction, and also will assume responsibility for data-driven consumer and business insights. Kini now joins the NBCUniversal Executive Committee and will report directly to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal.
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New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PC
News: New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PCJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced two new models in its successful line of professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo decks. Designed to provide easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC, the SR-HD1350US and SR-HD1700US can create Blu-ray or DVDs directly from live video inputs or from video files stored on built-in hard drives. The new combo decks will be demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for Mac
News: Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for MacKillerKeys Pro for Mac: the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need
Bella Corporation today announced the launch of the much anticipated Mac version of KillerKeys Pro, which now includes a fully interactive shortcut keyboard, making it the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need. Using KillerKeys Pro allows you to automatically see the shortcuts – both in a traditional keyboard layout and using palettes of keys – for practically any application you are working in.
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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