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Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer Tour
Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that its Teranex AV broadcast quality standards converter was used for signal conversions on American pop rock band Train’s “Play That Song” summer tour. Several additional Blackmagic Design products were also used on the tour, including a Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 router with Videohub Smart Control, HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast deck, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio 4K capture and playback device.
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MASV.io introduces MASV 2.0, fast file transfer service for massive files
MASV.io introduces MASV 2.0, fast file transfer service for massive files
MASV.io Introduces MASV 2.0 With Faster Performance, Enterprise-grade Reliability and Branded Upload Portals for Media Professionals
MASV.io is excited to introduce MASV 2.0, the new version of its fast file transfer service for massive files. Optimized for the needs of today’s video professionals and others moving massive files, the pay-as-you-go MASV 2.0 features a complete overhaul of the core MASV infrastructure, improved speed and security, new MASV portals (beta), and a variety of other customer requested features. Also new is an offer of 100 GB of additional data for free to test MASV 2.0 (https://www.masv.io/100GB/).
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Adorama Partners with Vyze to Debut New Consumer Financing Program
Adorama Partners with Vyze to Debut New Consumer Financing Program
New private-label credit program offers financing on home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio products just in time for holiday shopping
Vyze , a leader in cloud-based financing technology solutions for retailers, today announced that Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has launched a private-label credit program on the Vyze platform.
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This Week Only: Save Up to 50% Off Top VFX Plug-ins from Boris FX
This Week Only: Save Up to 50% Off Top VFX Plug-ins from Boris FXEverything Boris FX has to offer is on sale for one week only! Streamline your workflow and add unlimited creative firepower with quick, time-saving VFX tools used by today's top editors, visual effects artists & motion graphics designers.
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AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference
AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference
Robert Gitt to Receive Silver Light Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will present four awards in recognition of work by individuals in the areas of archiving and preservation on November 30, during the AMIA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This year’s recipients include Robert Gitt, founder of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Preservation Department, for the Silver Light Award; Chapin Cutler, co-owner of Boston and Light & Sound (BLS), for the Spotlight Award; Regina Longo, founder and leader of the Albanian Cinema Project (ACP), for the Alan Stark Award; and Moriah Ulinskas, longtime chair of the AMIA Diversity Committee, with the William S. O’Farrell Volunteer Award.
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PlayBox Technology EU debuts SubtitleNEXT at BITAM in Madrid
PlayBox Technology EU debuts SubtitleNEXT at BITAM in MadridPlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU) premieres its revolutionary multilingual captioning SubtitleNEXT suite of products that support real time capabilities for the first time in Spain at BITAM (Booth 43). BITAM is an annual industry event that brings broadcast, IT, audio and media sectors together in one space. http://www.bitamshow.com/index.asp
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FOR-A to Showcase at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo
FOR-A to Showcase at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo
FOR-A to Showcase Switcher, Server, Archiving Recorder & Graphics Tech at GV Expo
FOR-A® announces that it will highlight portable video switcher, video server, ClassX character generator, and LTO video archiving recorder solutions at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth 530 at the upcoming show, which takes place November 29-30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Massive Growth for Indie SFX as ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Three and Celebrates with up to 80% Off Sale
Massive Growth for Indie SFX as ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Three and Celebrates with up to 80% Off Sale
500 new unique and targeted sound libraries added since last year for content creators seeking the freshest sounds on the planet
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects (SFX) online marketplace, turns three this week, and celebrates with the biggest sale in the site's history, with several hundred sound effects libraries on sale at up to 80% off. Independent sound effects are booming, and there are now more than 1400 individual sound effects libraries available in the carefully-curated collection on A Sound Effect. They cover everything from exotic bugs to drainpipes and everything in between.
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Sigma Announces Company’s Biggest Black Friday Sale on Award-Winning Art Lenses
Sigma Announces Company’s Biggest Black Friday Sale on Award-Winning Art LensesSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its biggest Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale ever, offering incredible savings on its award-winning Art lens line. For a limited time, customers can save up to $100.00 USD on some of Sigma’s most sought after Art lenses. These unprecedented savings are only available through Sigma’s authorized US dealers beginning Sunday, November 19th through Thursday, November 30th, 2017.
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Sonnet Launches Highly Portable External GPU Devices for Accelerating Ultrabook Computer Graphics
Sonnet Launches Highly Portable External GPU Devices for Accelerating Ultrabook Computer Graphics
All-New eGFX Breakaway™ Puck Features Radeon™ RX 560 or RX 570 GPU, Four Video Ports, Thunderbolt 3 Interface; Enables Multi-display Configurations for Notebooks With Limited External Display Capabilities
Sonnet Technologies today introduced an all-new paradigm in Thunderbolt™ connected external GPU (eGPU) devices with the eGFX Breakaway™ Puck, an extremely portable, high-performance, all-in-one eGPU for Thunderbolt 3 computers that delivers accelerated graphics, and provides multidisplay connectivity leveraging AMD's Eyefinity™ technology. With a Puck connected, a user's computer can deliver dramatically accelerated frame rates in popular graphics-intensive games, and boosted GPU acceleration for pro video applications anytime and anywhere it is needed.
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TVU Networks’ CEO Paul Shen Receives “Industry Innovator” Award
TVU Networks’ CEO Paul Shen Receives “Industry Innovator” AwardPaul Shen, CEO and founder of TVU Networks has been honored with New Bay’s Industry Innovator Award, presented by TV Technology.
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ReVision Effects RE:Lens v1.5 released
ReVision Effects RE:Lens v1.5 releasedReVision Effects RE:Lens v1.5 is now available! We've updated RE:Lens for After Effects and Premiere Pro to version 1.5. RE:Lens is our plug-in product solution for lens conversions, projections and stabilization for 360 VR and fisheye footage. No charge to upgrade but please read on for compatibility info. We will be upgrading the OFX version of RE:Lens in the upcoming months with the same changes, so stay tuned!
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
New models feature 6G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI instant lock, 3D LUTs and more
Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G‑SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‑SDI and 4K models that they replace. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$145, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is also available for US$185.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design smashes the price barrier for SDI conversion with prices starting from only $39!
Blackmagic Design today announced new lower cost USB powered micro converters, repacked without the power supply so customers can use the power supplies they already own. The new repackaged, incredibly small, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers for only US$39, and the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI is also now available for only US$45.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
The world’s first quad link 12G-SDI capture and playback card designed for high resolution, deep color high dynamic range 8K workflows!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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AJA and Avid Team Up On Avid Artist | DNxIP Hardware Interface
AJA and Avid Team Up On Avid Artist | DNxIP Hardware Interface
New Device Based on AJA Io IP Technology Streamlines Professional I/O with Avid Media Composer for IP Workflows
AJA Video Systems today announced that it has collaborated with Avid® to develop Avid Artist™ | DNxIP™, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer® users that supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range IP workflows. Avid Artist | DNxIP is a Thunderbolt 3 equipped I/O device that enables the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0.
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AJA Unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt 3 at Inter BEE 2017
AJA Unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt 3 at Inter BEE 2017
Delivers Flexible, Mobile I/O for Broadcast IP Pipelines
AJA Video Systems today announced the new Io IP capture and output device for broadcast IP workflows. The portable device simplifies the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range workflows.
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Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Starting with everything from Video 8 to a variety of film stocks, more than 30,000 feet of final reels digitized in 4K, all in real time
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary George Michael: Freedom.
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Avid Enters Into Multiyear Enterprise Agreement with Viacom to Enhance Its Production Infrastructure Worldwide
Agreement will enable more flexible, scalable and virtualized production across Viacom’s premier entertainment brands, providing tools for greater efficiencies and creative collaboration, and lower operational costs
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced a multiyear enterprise agreement with global entertainment company Viacom to enhance its worldwide production infrastructure on Avid’s MediaCentral® platform. The industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform, designed for media will enhance collaboration, and increase efficiency and productivity, while introducing new economies of scale, and a path to the cloud for Viacom’s operations, starting with the deployment of Media Composer® | Cloud Remote, which enables editors to remotely connect and collaborate with teams no matter where they’re located.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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ATTO Technology Announces 40Gb Ethernet to 12Gb SAS Storage Controllers
XstreamCORE™ ET 8200 storage controller is now shipping, delivers the industry’s fastest throughput for the most demanding workflows
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions, announces the new ATTO XstreamCORE™ ET 8200 storage controller is now shipping. For less than the price of a server, XstreamCORE ET 8200 is a top of rack controller with base functionality of a high performing protocol bridge that enables multiple client servers to remotely access and share any SAS storage over Ethernet with less than 2 microseconds of added latency.
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Cabin Editing Company Welcomes Multitalented, Award-Winning Sam Ostrove as Partner/Editor
Cabin Editing Company Welcomes Multitalented, Award-Winning Sam Ostrove as Partner/EditorOn the heels of opening its doors this fall, Santa Monica-based creative editing and VFX boutique Cabin Editing Company has brought on Sam Ostrove as Partner/Editor. A multi-award-winning Editor with Shots Editor of the Year nominations, Cannes Lions, AICE Best In Show, AICP and Clios, Ostrove brings a wealth of experience and accolades to CABIN. According to Ostrove, who spent nearly a decade honing his cutting skills at Cut+Run, his new role at the boutique offers him the opportunity to nurture and manage talent, as well as evolve his own creative capabilities.
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Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Demanding finishing workflow requires guaranteed performance 24/7
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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Euronews Completes Strategic Transformation with Dalet
Euronews Completes Strategic Transformation with Dalet
Euronews made a major shift to deliver more customized content for its audiences; Central in this transformation, Dalet Galaxy streamlines multilingual content production and multiplatform distribution
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announces that Euronews just completed a strategic transformation that puts content customization for local audiences at the heart of its operation. The pioneering multicultural news provider replaced its legacy broadcast infrastructure with the Dalet Unified News Operations solution, transitioning from a single multi-language channel to 12 separate cross-platform channels, tailored to local audiences. The 500 users across Euronews’ four major offices in Athens, Brussels, Budapest and Lyon are connected and collaborating on a single environment, relying daily on the power and the agility of the Dalet Galaxy platform for the production, orchestration and delivery of their stories.
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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
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2017 Young Entertainment Professionals Class announced during SMPTE Annual Technical Conference
2017 Young Entertainment Professionals Class announced during SMPTE Annual Technical Conference
HPA Presents Second Year of Mentoring for the Industry Leaders of Tomorrow
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the second year’s class of its Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Program. The announcement came during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) last week in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and SMPTE, YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry by supporting them with connection, mentoring and community. The inaugural YEP class of 2016 recently finished the year-long program and will continue to be involved in HPA and SMPTE activities.
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Rob Wentz Joins ASG To Manage Field Tech Operations
Rob Wentz Joins ASG To Manage Field Tech OperationsAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced Rob Wentz has joined the company, effective Oct. 9. His responsibilities include coordinating field technical services for clients in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York areas.
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Swiss Broadcaster RSI Relies on WCPMedia Services to Market Content to World Market
Swiss Broadcaster RSI Relies on WCPMedia Services to Market Content to World MarketSwiss public broadcaster RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera has adopted WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to market television content to broadcast partners worldwide. RSI’s sales department is using WCPMedia’s proprietary Screening Room feature to allow potential buyers to preview hundreds of productions from its library ranging from documentaries and sports coverage to children’s programming. Buyers can instantly view broadcast-quality content from virtually any device with access controlled by RSI through a secure web portal.
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Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
At EDUCAUSE 2017, Matrox to share insight on simple, affordable lecture capture and live streaming
At EDUCAUSE 2017 (Philadelphia, October 31 – November 3, booth 650), Matrox® Video will showcase its complete line of Matrox Monarch streaming and recording appliances, including the award-winning Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance.
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IDATE DigiWorld and the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes join forces in furthering Africa’s digital transition
IDATE DigiWorld and the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes  join forces in furthering Africa’s digital transition
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, IDATE DigiWorld announces its collaboration with the prestigious African Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes .
(Montpellier, France--October 27, 2017) IDATE DigiWorld is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1977, IDATE DigiWorld has been deciphering, analysing and keeping pace with digital economy developments and disruptions. In this sector that has undergone so many changes and revolutions, this exceptional longevity is the fruit of the expertise developed by its consultants, analysts and experts, coupled with invaluable interaction with its members. IDATE DigiWorld has developed its unique DNA by combining research and consulting assignments on behalf of digital industry stakeholders, and meaningful dialogue in the digital community through the DigiWorld Institute.
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Dolby certifies PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & Schwarz
Dolby certifies PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & SchwarzR&S PRISMON, the software-based monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & Schwarz, has passed all Dolby Laboratories certification tests. R&S PRISMON enables broadcasters and streaming service providers to monitor a wide variety of media formats with resolutions up to UHD/4K. Dolby Laboratories has now comprehensively and successfully tested and approved the system for decoding Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E codecs.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida
Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida
M-5000 chosen for its flexibility, which allows professional users and volunteers to access its features at every level
Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida, holds itself to a high standard of contemporary worship, matching its affiliated church, Atlanta-based North Point Ministries, which is among the largest churches in the U.S. High-energy music is a characteristic of both churches, so when Anthem built its new location, which opened in January 2017, it sought out the best professional audio systems possible. That included the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console as the hub of the church’s sound infrastructure.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 18th in Los Angeles.
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FIA Calls for an End to Sexual Harassment in Media, Arts and Entertainment
FIA Calls for an End to Sexual Harassment in Media, Arts and Entertainment
Enough is enough! FIA calls for an end to sexual harassment in the Media, Arts and Entertainment Industry
The International Federation of Actors (FIA) Executive Committee unanimously approves a Declaration on sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the entertainment and media industries. The Declaration, authored and sponsored by the American performers union Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), recognizes the rights of all performers to a safe and harassment-free working environment and urges the industry to work in good faith with unions and performer organizations to develop a long-term strategy to achieve discrimination, harassment and retaliation-free work environments.
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Micro Cinema Cameras Help Capture Web Series for MegaBots’ Giant Fighting Robots
Micro Cinema Cameras Help Capture Web Series for MegaBots’ Giant Fighting Robots
To capture every possible angle, six Micro Cinema Cameras were used for their compact size, expansion port and filmic look.
Blackmagic Design has announced that its Micro Cinema Cameras and URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera were used by DP Scott Sorensen to help chronicle a web series for the US-based robotics company MegaBots, Inc. MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create giant 16-foot-tall, internally-piloted humanoid robots.
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Blackmagic Design Live Solution Used on the 2017 OneRepublic Honda Civic Tour
Blackmagic Design Live Solution Used on the 2017 OneRepublic Honda Civic Tour
“The rack is designed to be powerful but portable; it’s a very modular system, with everything we might need for a show,” says director Stuart Merser.
Blackmagic Design has announced that a live production solution featuring the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Teranex Express and HyperDeck Studio Mini is being used for video production and IMAG projection on the 2017 OneRepublic Honda Civic Tour. Live director and company owner Stuart Merser of Vis-a-Vis Media designed and specified the video rack along with Jeff Nolte of OCD Labs around switching, routing and monitoring hardware from Blackmagic Design, enabling him to create unique live video manipulation of the band’s performances, including touring, festival appearances and corporate commitments.
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Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank
Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank
Latest ads featuring the Hawaiian-born quarterback promote personal banking, debit cards and other services.
Tennessee Titans star Marcus Mariota might take chances on the football field, but when it comes to managing his money, he avoids Hail Marys.
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College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital
College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital
College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital, Wazee Digital Manages All Licensing and Distribution of College Football Playoff Clips
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that College Football Playoff (CFP) has extended its contract with Wazee Digital to manage the licensing of all CFP digital content. Under the three-year contract extension, Wazee Digital will continue to be CFP's exclusive licensing agent to tag, archive, and monetize the organization's copyrighted events through Wazee Digital Commerce.
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Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest states.
Manios Digital & Film, a leading supplier of high-quality tools used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region. Manios Digital & Film is the exclusive North American distributor for Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Hawk-Woods, the Veydra 1.2x Expander and other premium products and brands.
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India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's first war-at-sea film, is an epic underwater tale of immense courage and undying patriotism.
Blackmagic Design today announced that B2H Studios Private Limited, an entertainment company focused on providing world-class services to the global cinema industry, graded ‘The Ghazi Attack’ on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. The decade old company has two coloring suites in Chennai & and one in Hyderabad (South India).
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Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 17 Official Selections From Around the World
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the third annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California, in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.
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Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Introduces new techniques to isolate creative FX, organic tracking technology, enhanced HDR and WCG signal monitoring, VR viewing and more
Today Autodesk released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects (VFX) and finishing software, which includes Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre. Flame 2018.3 empowers creative professionals to explore new, more efficient ways of working in post, with feature enhancements that offer greater pipeline flexibility, speed and support for emerging formats and technology.
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Telestream’s Dan Castles Retires, Appointing Scott Puopolo as CEO
Telestream’s Dan Castles Retires, Appointing Scott Puopolo as CEO
Ex-Cisco executive brings wealth of IT and market experience to video production workflow and quality management specialist
Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced that its CEO and one of the company’s original founders, Dan Castles, is retiring. Ex-Cisco executive Scott Puopolo will take over the position, effective immediately.
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SAG-AFTRA Settles Unfair Labor Practice Charges With Telemundo
SAG-AFTRA Settles Unfair Labor Practice Charges With TelemundoSAG-AFTRA has settled three unfair labor practice charges with Spanish-language television network Telemundo filed on behalf of the network’s telenovela performers. The settlement, which includes a key win that corrects the misclassification of Telemundo performers as independent contractors, was reached after a year of litigation and days before a trial at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
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Association of Moving Image Archivists Elects New President, Dennis Doros
Association of Moving Image Archivists Elects New President, Dennis Doros
Members Also Vote for Three New Directors of the AMIA Board
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) announces that Dennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Films, has been elected president of the international association by AMIA members. Doros will be inducted into office at the annual AMIA Conference in New Orleans (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2), when he will begin a two-year term. He succeeds Andrea Kalas, who has led the organization forward for the past two years.
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Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series hosted by biologist Rob Nelson and geophysicist Stefan Burns uses cutting-edge technology—LIDAR, ground-penetrating radar and 3D imaging—and research to shed new light on famous subterranean mysteries
Production company Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In, The Real Story with María Elena Salinas) has employed Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to shoot season two of Science Channel original series “Secrets of the Underground.” The second season premieres Saturday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT.
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GSU's Creative Media Institute equipped with VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
GSU's Creative Media Institute equipped with VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Georgia State University celebrates the debut of the school's $22.5 million world-class media center, the Creative Media Industries Institute.
Georgia State University celebrated Homecoming Weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday marking the debut of the school's $22.5 million, world-class media center, the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII). Panasonic Media Entertainment Company (PMEC) will play an integral role in CMII through the provision of a broad array of professional video and display equipment, and through the company's sponsorship of a marquee seminar series, “Bursts of Excellence,” featuring the filmmaking industry's top above-and-below-the-line talent.
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Rhizomatiks Research Uses URSA Mini 4K and UltraStudio 4K for Dance Installation “phosphere”
Rhizomatiks Research Uses URSA Mini 4K and UltraStudio 4K for Dance Installation “phosphere”
Tokyo-based Rhizomatiks Research used Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and UltraStudio 4K to capture recent dance spectacle
Blackmagic Design has announced that Tokyo based Rhizomatiks Research used Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and UltraStudio 4K to capture the recent dance spectacle “phosphere,” which was part of the opening event for “Gallery AaMo” held at Tokyo Dome City.
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Weber Shandwick Chooses Facilis TerraBlock for Cutting Edge 4K, VR/360 Workflows
Weber Shandwick Chooses Facilis TerraBlock for Cutting Edge 4K, VR/360 Workflows
Hybrid storage delivers highest performance and greater capacity with both SSD and traditional hard disks
Facilis,a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced thatWeber Shandwick’s Boston office is using Facilis TerraBlock storage for cutting edge 4K and VR/360 workflows. Part of the Interpublic Group, Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications agency in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators have won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. They work for some of the leading brands and organizations worldwide on projects ranging from brand anthems, docu-narrative storytelling, social-focused content, 360-degree VR video, to live-streaming with their proprietary GoLive technology.
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From Social Media Captioning to Machine Learning in QC: Telestream Leads Cutting-edge Topics at SMPTE 2017
From Social Media Captioning to Machine Learning in QC: Telestream Leads Cutting-edge Topics at SMPTE 2017
Company also showcases latest streaming, automation and QC solutions on booth #208
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will be leading speaking sessions on new techniques to ensure quality and efficiency in modern media workflows at this year’s SMPTE conference. Telestream and its industry partners will focus on the automation of digital asset creation and QC processes, and discuss best practices for captioning and subtitling social media content. Telestream will also showcase the latest streaming, automation and QC solutions on booth #208.
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LinkedIn Upgrades with Rohde & Schwarz VENICE 4K and HD/SD Ingest and Playout Platforms
LinkedIn Learning upgrades with Rohde & Schwarz VENICE 4K and HD/SD video servers; LinkedIn Proper employs Venice for ingest and playout
For more than 20 years, LinkedIn Learning has produced thousands of hours of high-resolution video tutorials for it’s more than 7,000 courses for business, software, technology and creative skills. To keep up with the ever-increasing demand, producers with the LinkedIn Live Action Production team knew they needed to streamline and upgrade their workflow to record and distribute such copious quantities of content in 4K and HD video.
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Symply Introduces Two Market-Specific Workflow Solutions
Symply Introduces Two Market-Specific Workflow Solutions
Complete integrated storage and management solutions designed for the unique workflow needs of sports and news bureaus.
Symply, a global provider of high-performance digital storage solutions for media, will demonstrate two new complete workflow solutions for specific content creation and delivery markets that have unique requirements often overlooked or overpriced. The SymplySPORTS™ and SymplyBUREAU™ solutions share the commonality of being based on the SymplyULTRA™ platform and utilize custom onboard virtual machine design making the turnkey solution faster, more cost effective, and highly resilient when compared to the more common multi-purpose, multi-server workflow media asset designs.
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) to Present Solutions for Diversity Programs at SMPTE Technical Conference
Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) to Present Solutions for Diversity Programs at SMPTE Technical Conference
A paper on fixing diversity programs will be presented by BCPC leadership at SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 25.
Members of The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC)’s leadership including president Kylee Peña, co-founder and board chairperson Katie Hinsen, and mentor coordinator Meaghan Wilbur, have co-authored a paper titled “Why Diversity Programs Fail – and How to Fix Them” for presentation at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 25.
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NAB NY: JVC Introduces ProHD Dockable Bridge Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink for Live Broadcasts
NAB NY: JVC Introduces ProHD Dockable Bridge Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink for Live Broadcasts
Supports HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the SFM-CAM2 ProHD Dockable Bridge, a wireless bonded IP uplink that connects directly to its 800 Series cameras, at NAB Show New York (Booth N433), which runs Oct. 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The latest member of the ProHD Bridge product family, the Dockable Bridge supports HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location, as well as CDNs like JVCVIDEOCLOUD and Facebook Live.
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Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
New automated workflows support diverse trailer production needs for the leading Italian TV & radio broadcasters; Frees editors to focus on creative decisions
Rome-based ANICA FLASH, the producer and distributor of movie trailers to a network of leading Italian TV and radio broadcasters, has automated its editing and graphics workflows using Telestream technology. Working with local channel partner, Allyn, ANICA FLASH has created a custom automated media processing workflow using Telestream Post Producer, Vantage and Vidchecker products.
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Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly via FOR-A’s HVS-2000 Video Switcher
Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1983, Hillsong Church is a contemporary Christian worship organization that has launched churches in some of the most influential cities around the world. With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly. The popular global church has been relying on FOR-A®’s HVS-2000 video switcher for weekly services at its Los Angeles, California, and Cape Town, South Africa, locations, as well as for production of its conferences held around the United States.
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NAB New York: TVU Networks’ New TVU Transcriber Solution and TimeLock Technology to Make U.S. Debut
At the upcoming NAB Show New York, TVU Networkswill showcase its latest IP video solutions and innovations, including the brand new TVU Transcriber service and TVU TimeLock technology, along with the TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter and TVU RPS (Remote Production System). Taking place October 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will exhibit in booth N836.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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Adorama to Exhibit Pro Audio and Video Solutions at AES and NAB New York
Adorama to Exhibit Pro Audio and Video Solutions at AES and NAB New York
See the latest acquisition equipment from Canon, Panasonic and RED at the Adorama booth at NAB NY; audio professionals can get hands-on with top gear for electronic news gathering from Samson, Sennheiser, indiePro and more at AES
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be exhibiting at top trade shows for audio and video professionals in New York City this October: NAB Show New York (October 18-19) and AES New York 2017 (October 18-20), which will be co-located at the Javits Convention Center. Offering an extensive catalogue of equipment for audio and video professionals, Adorama is the one-stop-shop and a must-visit at both trade shows to provide attendees with sound guidance, easy procurement options, special discounts and much more.
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Alchemy Post Sound Artists Featured in Sound Events at AES and NAB
Alchemy Post Sound Artists Featured in Sound Events at AES and NABFoley artists from Alchemy Post Sound will discuss their work in creating sound for feature films and television at NAB and AES events this week in New York.
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Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
Nearly 6,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film from the 1930s through to the 1980s documenting the famed "Water Ski Capital of the World"
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio are being used by Paul Gerrish, of Cypress Gardens Treasure, to scan close to 6,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film from the 1930s through to the 1980s. Cypress Gardens Treasure has acquired the film and photo archive from Cypress Gardens, a botanical garden and theme park that was one of the biggest attractions in Florida and known as the "Water Ski Capital of the World" for its water ski shows before it closed in 2009.
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The SIM Group Announces Company-wide Rebranding Under New Banner
The SIM Group Announces Company-wide Rebranding Under New Banner
The North American leaders in TV & feature film production equipment, workflow/dailies, post-­‐production and studios merge eight founding companies to streamline client experience
The SIM Group, is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive branding-­‐review of its eight founding companies (Bling, Chainsaw, Crossing Studios, Pixel Underground, Post FactoryNY, PS Production Services, SIM Digital and Tattersall Sound & Picture), and that the collection of companies will be re-­‐branded under one cohesive name -­‐ Sim. The name Sim acknowledges the group’s entrepreneurial foundation and culture while simplifying the client experience. Sim will promote its end-­‐to-­‐end services by operating under four divisions: Studios, Camera, Lighting & Grip, and Post.
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NextComputing Announces Edge TR Workstation with Threadripper
NextComputing Announces Edge TR Workstation with Threadripper
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x processor boasts up to 16 cores, for 32 threads of simultaneous multi-processing
NextComputing, renowned designers of innovative, incredibly small workstations for the creative professional community, proudly announces support for longstanding technology partner AMD’s latest Ryzen Threadripper CPUs with the release of a new Threadripper workstation, Edge TR. The Edge TR mid size tower is the most recent addition to NextComputing’s line of Edge workstations powered by AMD Ryzen™ that also includes impossibly small creative workstations incorporating Ryzen™ 7.
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ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood on Saturday night. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
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First use of Cooke Anamorphic/i SF lenses brings ‘Deep Throat’ out of the shadows for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House
First use of Cooke Anamorphic/i SF lenses brings ‘Deep Throat’ out of the shadows for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House
Special lens coating kicks up anamorphic attributes for a 1970’s feel
Cooke Optics,the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal the first use of its Anamorphic/i SF lenses. The lenses are exactly the same as the standard Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses but feature a special coating that accentuates flares, bokeh and other anamorphic aberrations.
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Facilis Highlights Version 7, Hub Server & Total Facility Control at NAB NY
Facilis Highlights Version 7, Hub Server & Total Facility Control at NAB NY
Future-proof post workflows with new Web Console, and Open Storage Attachment; NAB NY 2017 Booth# N235 Javits Convention Center, NYC 18-19 October 2017
At NAB NY 2017, Facilis (Booth N235), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase its latest Version 7.0 Shared Storage system, built for the rigors of 4K film and video post-production. Available with Version 7.0 is the new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems. The Open Storage Attachment feature promotes generic storage to Facilis Shared File System volumes, and a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console delivers enhanced workflow and administration.
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RED Introduces new MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor
RED Introduces new MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor
Camera/sensor combination offers full frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, 35.4 megapixel stills, data rates up to 300 MB/s
Today, RED Digital Cinema®announced a new cinematic full frame sensor for WEAPON®cameras, MONSTRO™ 8K VV. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step beyond the DRAGON 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its inaugural inductees to the VES Hall of Fame. In concert with the Society’s milestone 20th Anniversary, the VES Board of Directors created the VES Hall of Fame – a new honor to recognize exemplary individuals that came before us and upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. This distinction is being bestowed upon a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Joshua Callis-Smith responsible for the onset dailies; online edit and final DI for HDR and SDR led by Goldcrest Post's Rob Pizzey and Daniel Tomlinson
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio has been used throughout production and post production on 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” including SDR and HDR delivery. Joshua Callis-Smith was responsible for the onset dailies while the online edit and final DI were completed by Goldcrest Post.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Key additions include an Avid S6 M40 control surface, Avid Pro Tools HDX digital audio workstation, Pueblo microphone preamps
Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been produced.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Partners With NAB Show for Career Roundtables
Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Partners With NAB Show for Career Roundtables
Offering roundtable conversations featuring experienced media industry professionals, BCPC is partnering with NAB Show New York to produce the October 19 event.
The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) will be participating as an education partner during this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in New York, a trade event for people of all areas of the broadcasting and entertainment industry. As the conference expands again from Las Vegas to New York this October, BCPC will be taking part on October 19th, moderating and producing a roundtable discussion titled “Get Ahead and Stay on Top: How to Fast Track Your Career”. The event, oriented around short break-out sessions with focused table hosts, will be providing media professionals with tips and tools for navigating the New York production scene.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Includes latest from Woody Allen, documentaries on Arthur Miller, Joan Didion, and Bob Dylan
Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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Introducing Shutterstock Custom For Enterprise Clients to Scale Branded Content Creation
Introducing Shutterstock Custom For Enterprise Clients to Scale Branded Content Creation
Acquisition of Flashstock in July now launching as Shutterstock Custom, providing enterprise clients with an innovative technology platform to scale branded content creation
​​Shutterstock,​ ​Inc.​ ​(NYSE:​ ​SSTK​),​ ​a​ ​leading​ ​global technology​ ​company​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​creative​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​high-quality​ ​assets,​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​services, today​ ​announced​ ​that​ ​its​ ​Flashstock​ ​business​ ​launches​ ​today​ ​as​ ​Shutterstock​ ​Custom. Shutterstock​ ​is​ ​now​ ​able​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​its​ ​1.7​ ​million​ ​customers​ ​an​ ​efficient​ ​and​ ​innovative​ ​platform​ ​to create​ ​branded​ ​content.
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Shutterstock Enhances Plugin to Enable Further Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Shutterstock Enhances Plugin to Enable Further Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Plugin is now compatible with Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® for the first time. Shutterstock’s plugin suite now offers access to over 8 million video clips directly in Premiere Pro®
Shutterstock, Inc. , a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, today announced that it has updated its custom-built plugins to be more fully integrated with Adobe’s Creative Cloud®, adding compatibility directly within the Adobe Premiere Pro®, Adobe Illustrator®, and Adobe InDesign® applications. This is the first time Shutterstock has made its high quality video collection of 8 million clips available through a plugin, giving amateur filmmakers and veteran film editors another powerful tool at their disposal within Premiere Pro®.
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DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile
Blackmagic Design today announced that Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile. Chadha, who provided a full set of D.I.T. services for the national campaigns, also used a number of other Blackmagic Design products including a Smart Videohub 20x20 router, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio Mini Monitor for on-set monitoring.
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Telelatino Network (TLN) Expands and Grows with Facilis TerraBlock
Telelatino Network (TLN) Expands and Grows with Facilis TerraBlock
Network includes6 All-Spanish language TV channels, 3 All-Italian language channels, and an English language sports channel, all running Avid Media Composer connected to Facilis TerraBlock shared storage
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that Toronto-based Telelatino Network Inc. (TLN) has standardized their entire both production and post-production storage infrastructure on Facilis shared storage systems.
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Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Six services, worldwide outreach through Facebook Live and YouTube streaming, in-house projection to multiple screens, houses of worship in multiple locations
The thousands of youthful congregants of Houston-based HOPE CITY are scattered worldwide, participating in services via Facebook Live and YouTube streaming as well as in-person at multiple weekly worship experiences. The quality of HOPE CITY’s live and residual video production has seen a dramatic uptick since the introduction of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders early this year.
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Panasonic Goes Big at IBC with Live and Studio AV and Broadcast Solutions
Panasonic has demonstrated its commitment to industry collaborations, creating added value solutions for the corporate, live events and production industry.
Panasonic announced a number of collaborations at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam that help move it beyond hardware in to multi-technology, connected solutions. Building on the success of its remote camera and Studio Camera products, the company has collaborated with industry partners to create robotic systems, new protocols and tracking systems.
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Telestream and IBM Aspera Enable Near Real-time Remote Live Video Capture and Production
Vantage with Lightspeed Live Capture powered by Aspera enables high-quality streaming to remote production teams for near real-time editing and production over standard IP networks
IBM and Telestream announced today at IBC 2017a game-changing solution for high-speed capture and production of live, broadcast quality video from remote locations for faster production turnaround. Telestream Vantage powered by Aspera combines Aspera’s FASPStream high-speed streaming technology and Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture media processing platform to enable production teams to work on live video feeds from remote locations in near real time.
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Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera, a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and Panasonic cinema specialists, and hands-on demonstrations.
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Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
With this launch, the artist-friendly Storyblocks offers even more to the creative community. Members save 60% on millions of new photos, vectors, and icons while contributors receive 100% commission.
Videoblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, announced today the launch of its new brand,Storyblocks, to make way for expansion into new content categories. Storyblocks added an image Marketplace with millions of photos in tandem with the rebrand—furthering its path of industry disruption. The new name exemplifies the one-stop-shop for digital storytelling that the company has become, bringing together its libraries of high-quality, affordable stock media. This new identity and image Marketplace advances the company’s mission of supporting the mass creative class.
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SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
First Documents of the Standards Suite Support Professional Media Over IP Networks in Real-Time to Enable More Flexible, Efficient, and Creative Workflows
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks, a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications.
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Bluefish444 Add IP Capture to 4K HDR Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 Add IP Capture to 4K HDR Adobe Video Tools
Capture from new IP video transports, and GPU accelerated 4K HDR SDI support for Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS products with Adobe Creative Cloud video tools
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, announces capture support for SMPTE 2022 Video Over IP standards with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® video apps.
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The Sim Group Acquires Major TV/Feature Film Production Facility The Crossing Studios
The Sim Group Acquires Major TV/Feature Film Production Facility The Crossing Studios
North American leader in production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions adds nearly 400,000 square feet of studio space to its vertically integrated services
The SIM Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vancouver’s fastest-growing full-service studio and production facilities provider, The Crossing Studios. To better serve its clients, SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services across television, feature film and commercial production and post-production industries, will now also offer approximately 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Hybrik and Signiant Announce Partnership on Cloud Media Workflows
Hybrik and Signiant Announce Partnership on Cloud Media Workflows
Integration Provides Media Customers with Seamless File Transfer and Transcoding
Hybrik, Inc. today announced it has entered into a development partnership with Signiant, Inc. With thousands of users in the media and entertainment space, Signiant is the market leader in intelligent file movement software. Hybrik is the leader in large-scale cloud media processing, including transcoding and quality control. The integration of the two technology platforms brings outstanding benefits to the customers of both companies.
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AJA Announces Io 4K Plus at IBC 2017; Will Form Basis for New Avid Artist DNxIV Hardware
AJA Announces Io 4K Plus at IBC 2017; Will Form Basis for New Avid Artist DNxIV Hardware
Streamlines 4K/UltraHD Thunderbolt Workflows with Advanced Connectivity Options; Technology Partnership with Avid® to design and manufacture Avid Artist | DNxIV, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer®
AJA Video Systems today announced the new Io 4K Plus capture and output device with support for Thunderbolt™ 3. Io 4K Plus offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.
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Adobe Breaks New Ground in Video at IBC 2017
New Capabilities in Adobe Creative Cloud for Virtual Reality, Animation and Motion Graphics Empower All Video Creators; See it all at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services, to be showcased at IBC 2017. To help filmmakers and video professionals create standout content, Adobe will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock – all available later this year. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.
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DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
12-bit AVC Intra 444 files at 23.98-fps, captured in V-Log with Panavision PVintage primes, using LUT simulating Fuji film stock
HBO’s The Deuce is a drama series set in and around Times Square in New York and tells the story of the legalization and growth of the porn industry in the 1970s, as well as the rise of HIV and the drug epidemic. The series stars James Franco, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the Mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the porn industry. Created and written by David Simon (The Wire, Treme) and crime fiction author George Pelecanos, The Deuce was shot by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul, ASC (Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie) with VariCam 35 cameras.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
Versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions
Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.
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Facilis Goes Big in Japan at Crazy TV Tokyo
Facilis Goes Big in Japan at Crazy TV Tokyo
Crazy TV deploys large shared storage network for 4K production
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that Crazy TV, a full-service post production facility based in Tokyo has recently installed a large shared storage network as part of a major facility expansion to support the increase in 4K work from its customers.
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Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video
Blackmagic Design today announced that American rock band Weezer's new music video for its song "Feels Like Summer" was shot using an URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film camera. Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video with Weezer on the stage in front of screaming fans instead, as told from the point of view of a Weezer roadie in the 1980s.
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Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
The new Bluefish444 “IPConnect” API supporting industry standard 10Gb Network Interface Cards can be seen at IBC 2017, Stand 7.J07
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, have developed and released an API supporting industry standard 10Gb NICs for SMPTE 2022 software de-encapsulation of SDI video.
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Faster EditShare Geevs X10 Broadcast Solution Hits the Streets
Faster EditShare Geevs X10 Broadcast Solution Hits the Streets
New hardware offers significant speed improvements for managing frame rates, complex codecs and status graphic overlays
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the availability of its newly updated, high-performance Geevs X10 broadcast I/O solution.
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