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Cinegy will make Broadcast India debut in Stand B-218
Cinegy will make Broadcast India debut in Stand B-218Broadcast India attendees will also have the opportunity to see and discuss powerful Cinegy media management software applications
Cinegy today announced that it will make its first appearance at Broadcast India from 20-22 October in Mumbai.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks
Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4KsLive stream featured six Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, plus multiple Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink SDI 4K capture and playback cards
Blackmagic Design today announced that six Micro Studio Camera 4Ks were used by live virtual reality (VR) production specialists 360 Designs to capture and live stream an interactive, 360-degree experience with Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb.
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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, Nashville
Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, NashvilleSkull’s Rainbow Room is part of Nashville’s musical lore and now has sound quality that will serve it well moving forward
One of the flagship venues in the heyday of Nashville’s Printer’s Alley district was Skull’s Rainbow Room, shuttered a few months after owner David "Skull" Schulman was tragically killed there in an attempted robbery in 1998, exactly 50 years after it first opened. Now, “Skull’s” is back, reopened by local restaurateurs who salvaged the venue’s original stage and other architectural treasures and are bringing it into the 21st century with a sound system from Bose Professional that leverages the unique capabilities of the Bose RoomMatch® and Panaray® loudspeakers, PowerMatch® amplifiers, and ControlSpace® DSP user interface.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel Delivery
PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel DeliveryPlayBox has added 1,000 upgraded channels a year since IBC 2014
PlayBox Technology reports the most successful IBC show in the company's history. With deliveries of television playout and branding channels now exceeding 17,000, PlayBox Technology retains its position as the world's leading provider of file-based 'channel-in-a-box' playout systems.
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Rick Banks Joins OptiTrack as Director of Marketing
Former Ubisoft Director of Media will spearhead brand efforts and the company’s industry event presence.
OptiTrack today announced the addition of Rick Banks as Director of Marketing. With more than 17 years of marketing and brand management experience, Banks will spearhead brand efforts and the company’s industry event presence. He comes to OptiTrack from Ubisoft, where he served as Director of Media.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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Austrian Film Archive Adds Realtime Film Scanning Capabilities with Cintel
Austrian Film Archive Adds Realtime Film Scanning Capabilities with CintelCintel supports Austrian Film Archive's collection of audiovisual cultural heritage, with film collections and film documentations of more than 200,000 film prints and 48,000 film programs spanning the past 120 years.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Austrian Film Archive, located in Vienna, has expanded its abilities to scan high resolution 4K masters and digital ready cinema packages with the installation of a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner.
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Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solution
Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solutionLeading digital animation and visual FX production studio Animal Logic installs Baselight
Award-winning digital animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, has installed two Baselight grading systems in its Sydney head office. The company – whose credits range from The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge to Captain America: Civil War and the series of LEGO® movies – also has operations in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
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MAXON announces highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Tour to 14 Cities
MAXON announces highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Tour to 14 Cities14 Cities, 10 Weeks, Presentations from 3D Creative Pros, Door Prizes. October 6 – December 15, 2016
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the schedule for its highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Show. During each leg of the road show, MAXON representatives will give a general presentation that includes an introduction to 3D, as well as a motion graphics and visual effects workflow demonstration showcasing the features in the newly released Cinema 4D R18 – the latest version of the company’s acclaimed 3D software solution – and its unmatched compatibility with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. MAXON will also be joined at each tour stop by local, industry-leading 3D guest artists who will present the latest techniques and creative approach to the Cinema 4D design and animation workflow on real-world projects.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.Major new release adds creative VFX tools and features, boosts efficiency, and streamlines workflows for editors and artists
Following the recently announced merger with Boris FX & Imagineer Systems, GenArts releases Sapphire 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship suite of premium visual effects plug-ins. The enhancements in Sapphire 10 focus on new effects, improved features, and boosting efficiency through updated workflow controls, optimized organization, and control measures. The new upgrades come as a direct response to the continually mounting pressure on creative professionals in television, advertising, and motion pictures to produce exceptional work under extremely tight deadlines.
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MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14
MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14Highlights include HEVC and native ProRes support, upscaling of HD to 4K and UHD, improved hardware support, and greater reliability and efficiency
Three months after the official acquisition of a majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14 worldwide. With a range of innovative new features and many critical improvements, VEGAS Pro 14 aims to provide an even more reliable, stable and efficient editing experience.
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Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 SuiteLeading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year. The new bundle includes significant tools from flagship plug-in collection Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) – BCC 3D Objects, BCC Key & Blend, and BCC Match Move.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect ProPanasonic introduces support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface connectivity
(Newark, NJ--September 21, 2016) Panasonic today announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface (NDI™) connectivity. The Connect Pro Software application makes Panasonic PTZ cameras recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. NewTek’s royalty-free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades, while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
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Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVC
Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVCSelects GY-HM890 Studio Cameras and GY-HM200 as ‘Baptism Cam’
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, La., has upgraded to a file-based HD production workflow centered around its new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD cameras. While the church was not impacted by last month’s historic flooding, it only recently recovered from significant damage following a water main break in December 2015.
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Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary Director
Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary DirectorHer Film, A Bitter Legacy, Uncovers the Secret Prisons of WWII’s Japanese-American Concentration Camps
Claudia Katayanagi has had a long career in sound mixing and recording that has taken her on location with HBO documentaries, including the acclaimed Food, Inc., Crude and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, PBS’ Frontline, and the BBC’s arts-focused Imagine series. She has also made dozens of programs for San Francisco’s public media station KQED, and worked on the second and first units of feature films.
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Signiant SaaS Allows Chimney Group to Move Large Media Files Quickly and Securely for Film, Broadcast and Advertising Clients
Signiant SaaS Allows Chimney Group to Move Large Media Files Quickly and Securely for Film, Broadcast and Advertising ClientsSwedish Production Company Uses Signiant Media Shuttle to Improve Customer Experience
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced that Stockholm-based production and post production firm Chimney Group has adopted Media Shuttle™ to move large media files quickly, easily and securely between its 10 offices in seven countries, and to partners and customers worldwide. Signiant’s technology allowed Chimney to significantly improve the customer experience for its clients, which include leading film and TV production companies and large brands such as Audi, Gucci, Volvo and H&M.
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Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT Facilitating RAW Signal Output
Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT Facilitating RAW Signal OutputVariCam LT adds RAW signal output via two 3G-SDI terminals to an external RAW recorder at 4K or UHD 60p
Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT
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Adobe Stock Contributor Portal Allows Creators To Sell Their Stock Media Directly Inside Creative Cloud Applications
Adobe Stock Contributor Portal Allows Creators To Sell Their Stock Media Directly Inside Creative Cloud ApplicationsBeta opening allows easy upload from within Lightroom CC and Bridge CC, auto-generated keywords, and easy access to millions of customers inside Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more
If you're reading this, it’s all but certain that you’ve at some point in your career made money using an Adobe product: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, maybe even the “F” word (Flash). The odds are better than even that one or more Adobe products are at the core of your work, if not your entire career.
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Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFX
Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFXVFX Producers Danielle Beemis and Miles DeLong also added to Los Angeles staff.
In a further strengthening of its Los Angeles production staff, FuseFX has added three veteran visual effects producers. They include Sean Tompkins, a two-time Emmy nominee who previously served as Associate Head of Production at Zoic Studios.
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Quantum Names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing
Experienced Storage CMO Has Strong Track Record of Growing Markets and Addressing Customers' Most Demanding Storage Needs
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Molly Rector has joined the company as vice president, marketing. Rector brings more than 15 years of enterprise storage experience to the role, including 12 years as a chief marketing officer — most recently at DataDirect Networks (DDN), an HPC storage provider, and previously at archive storage vendor Spectra Logic. Her appointment comes as Quantum continues to expand its portfolio of scale-out storage, data protection and archive solutions, providing a unique combination of high performance, low-cost capacity and fast access to meet increasing business demands.
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Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision LineOutstanding optical performance, ultra-wide zoom range, and versatile flagship sports lens headline the Sigma line-up at Photokina 2016
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, unveiled its new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses at the Photokina 2016 event (hall 4.2, stands B020, B028 and C029).
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RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming Service
RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming ServiceLeading up to its launch in August, DAZN enlisted media technology provider Reality Check Systems (RCS) to create a graphics and data integration production solution for its new live sports streaming service. Available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan via multiple connected devices, DAZN lets viewers tune into live coverage of more than 8,000 sporting events a year – from top European football leagues like the Premier League to US sports such as MLB, NBA, NFL, plus motorsports, tennis, darts and much more.
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Cut+Run Opens Additional Los Angeles Location At Newly Launched Playa Studios
Cut+Run Opens Additional Los Angeles Location At Newly Launched Playa StudiosCut+Run Opens Additional Los Angeles Location At Newly Launched Playa Studios
Cut+Run LA is excited to announce the opening of its additional postproduction space within Playa Studios. Playa Studios is a beautifully curated 12,000 square foot space dedicated to fostering creativity and community. For Cut+Run, Playa Studios offers the opportunity to provide editing capabilities, as well as Jogger’s online and visual effects, close to a number of area clients -- all within an environment shared with other entertainment and creative companies.
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Film Factory Installs Cintel Film Scanner For Dailies and Film Scanning Workflows
Film Factory Installs Cintel Film Scanner For Dailies and Film Scanning Workflows​Processes 1.5 Gb/s at 1/20th cost of other scanners, feeds directly into DaVinci Resolve Studio for grading and mastering
Blackmagic Design today announced that Paris post production company Film Factory, which has been working in professional film development and processing for more than 20 years, is now using the Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner for both its dailies and final film scanning workflows. Installed by MagicHour, the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner has been integrated into the Film Factory’s state of the art film processing laboratory.
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Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”
Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”Energetic Promo Campaign Driven By Sia’s “Unstoppable” Track
Major League Baseball (MLB) recently called on creative solutions company Oishii Creative to produce a graphics toolkit for its 2016 Postseason promotional campaign.
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Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVK
RED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec . Those attending the show will have an opportunity to see RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K, WEAPON 8K VV, and the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its Heart
Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its HeartFrom camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 programme output, Vantage helps support France’s leading production company
Telestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest production company has recently invested in its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform. Based just outside Paris, Atlantis Television produces a wide variety of shows and supplies programmes to all the leading television channels in France, to BBC and ITV in the UK and to Endemol in Netherlands. On this project Telestream worked closely with its local partner Videlio Cap Cine.
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JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University Athletics
JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University AthleticsMT Athletics using JVC GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of sports teams and produce live HD streaming press conferences
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreeseboro is using GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of its Blue Raiders sports teams and produce live HD streaming coverage of press conferences for Facebook Live.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces EOS M5 and EF-M 18-150mm Lens
THE EOS M5THE EOS M5 DIGITAL CAMERA AND ITS FIRST EF-M HIGH POWER ZOOM LENS
EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder
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Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta 2 of New Software for URSA Mini
Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta 2 of New Software for URSA MiniFeatures new support for image stabilization on EF lenses, better lens control, improved focus assist and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability of Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta 2. This second public beta features new support for image stabilization on EF lenses, better lens control, improved focus assist and more. Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta 2 is available for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for all Blackmagic URSA Mini customers.
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ATTO Technology’s New 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel HBAs Powers Facilis TerraBlock Storage
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, and Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, are pleased to announce the inclusion of the new ATTO Celerity™ 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) in the Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system. This announcement builds on the longstanding relationship between the two companies to offer users even more power for their data-intensive needs.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6L
New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6LEnhancements including 128 track Pro Tools recording and MADI support delivers greater flexibility and efficiency for live sound engineers
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of a new version of Avid VENUE Software for its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Delivering on some of the most requested features, significant enhancements in the VENUE 5.3 software update include, 128 track Avid Pro Tools® recording and playback over Ethernet AVB, multiple user-definable fader layouts, Matrix Spill, support for the new MADI-192 MADI Option Card, and more.
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Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' Lounge
Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' LoungeFile-Based Powerhouse Solutions For QC, Insert Edits And Workflow Automation And More At The September Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns from summer hiatus on Friday, September 30th with an evening dedicated to file-based workflows featuring presentations from ROOT6 Technology, Tektronix, Cinedeck and Rohde & Schwarz. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production, 1612. W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge. RSVP is required. http://www.editorslounge.com
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design today announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2, its visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8.2 and Fusion 8.2 Studio are available on Mac, Windows and now, for the first time ever, on Linux.
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The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of ThronesCreative and Technical Visualization Helps Realize Epic Scenes for “The Battle of the Bastards”
Artists from international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the team from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Visual Effects Plate Supervisor Eric Carney from THE THIRD FLOOR and Previs Supervisor Michelle Blok from THE THIRD FLOOR LONDON were awarded Emmy® statuettes for contributions helping lead creative and technical previs and planning work for Season 6, Episode 9 “The Battle of the Bastards.”
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of ThronesRecipient of Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Season 6 “Battle of the Bastards”
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on “Battle of the Bastards”, the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6.
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Rising Sun Pictures Launches Production Office in Sydney
Rising Sun Pictures Launches Production Office in SydneyNew operation at Fox Studios Australia will provide VFX support for international and Australian film and television productions.
Capitalising on a steady rise in international film and television production in Australia, Rising Sun Pictures, the Academy Award-nominated, Adelaide-based visual effects studio, has expanded its operation by opening a front-end office in Sydney. The new site will operate out of Fox Studios Australia and support productions located on the lot and based in the area.
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metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap ShootLeverages Mocap Technology for Rapid Previs Prototyping on Video Game Cut Scenes
Frankfurt-based production company metricmindskeeps gamers on the edge of their seats with stellar video game cinematics, trailers and other animated content. Established in 2001 as a motion capture studio, the company offers clients a complete slate of mocap production services and real-time in-engine animations, along with traditional key-frame animation. Recent notable project credits include “EVOLVE,” “Dying Light,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Star Citizen.”
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight VFX Emmy this weekend. The Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" episode included significant VFX work from Deluxe's Iloura, and Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored among the winners.
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Director Patrick Finnegan Joins Award-Winning Production Company Kaboom
Director Patrick Finnegan Joins Award-Winning Production Company KaboomKaboom Productions proudly welcomes director Patrick Finnegan to the company. At Kaboom, Patrick joins a diverse collection of multi-talented directors with national and international reach.
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Executive Producer Amanda Tibbits Becomes Partner At VOLT Studios
Executive Producer Amanda Tibbits Becomes Partner At VOLT StudiosVOLT Studios’ Executive Producer Amanda Tibbits has been named Partner of the growing company. Since joining the company as EP in 2014, Tibbits has been a vital part of every project and instrumental in developing the studio’s creative partnerships.
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DPA’s New d:screet™ Slim Microphones Join The Cast On Midsomer Murders
Production Sound Mixer Jonathan Wyatt has added four of the microphones to his soundcart so that he can cover all miking eventualities.
ITV’s long running detective series Midsomer Murdersis among the first television shows in the UK to record dialogue using DPA’s new d:screet™ Slim Miniature Microphone, which was launched last year to huge critical acclaim.
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Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 20162016 awards season delivers Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy recognition for the three-year-old studio
Academy and BAFTA Award winning independent VFX studio Milk has won an Emmy Award for Hartswood Films/BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ at the 68thCreative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonyheld at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
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Roland Announces V-1SDI Video Switcher
Roland Announces V-1SDI Video SwitcherRoland today announces the introduction of its V-1SDI Video Switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities. The V-1SDI is also playing a key role in “The Future. Redefined.,” Roland’s first-of-its-kind 24-hour streaming online musical instruments festival taking place on September 9, 2016 (#909day) in eight major cities around the world. The V-1SDI is being implemented to switch video at the DJ Stage at the Los Angeles event.
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Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1
At IBC 2016, Autodesk announced Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional 3D visual effects, compositing and finishing.
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Atomos unleash Shogun Inferno with 4Kp60 HDR recording, more HDR playback, more HDR editing and a strategic G-Technology partnership
The world’s most advanced monitor recorder, the Shogun Inferno is shipping this month and with it a raft of new IBC feature announcements that includes Arri & Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens & wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. A new partnership with G-Technology is also set to benefit the entire Atomos community by directly integrating the Atomos Master Caddy into the G-Technology ev Series workflow solutions.
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AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016
AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016Unveils ROI-SDI Scan Converter for Professional SDI Sources, C10DA 1x6 Analog Distribution Amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI for IP-Based Workflows At IBC Conference Stand 7.F11
AJA Video Systems is expanding its line of Mini-Converters at IBC 2016 with the introduction of the ROI-SDI scan converter with Region-of-Interest controls for professional SDI sources, C10DA analog video distribution amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI to simplify IP-based workflows.
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AJA Enhances RovoCam HDBaseT Compact Block Camera Workflows
AJA Enhances RovoCam HDBaseT Compact Block Camera WorkflowsNew RovoRx-SDI Receiver Includes 6G-SDI Support, Genlock, and More; RovoControl v2.0 Software Release Adds New Presets and Better Multicam Control
At IBC Conference Stand 7.F11, AJA Video Systems today announced the new RovoRx-SDI HDBaseT receiver and updated RovoControl v2.0 software. RovoRx-SDI is a companion receiver for RovoCam with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI for UltraHD/HD support. RovoControl v2.0 adds multicam setup and control and several workflow enhancements to the RovoCam HDBaseT compact block camera ecosystem.
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AJA Ki Pro v2.0 Firmware Adds Support for Avid DNxHD
AJA Ki Pro v2.0 Firmware Adds Support for Avid DNxHDNew Free v2.0 Firmware Announced for Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD File-Based Recorder and Player
At IBC Conference, Stand 7.F11, AJA Video Systems today announced Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware adding support for Avid DNxHD to the portable file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD record and playback device. Users can now record and playback Avid DNxHD files, dramatically expanding video and audio production workflows.
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NDR Deploys Avid Studio Suite to Revamp Popular Magazine Show
Regional German public broadcaster delivers stunning television graphics with virtual studio solutions powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that German public radio and television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), a regional member of national broadcaster ARD, has implemented a next-generation virtual studio system with multiple solutions from the Avid Studio Suite. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral®Platform,the new system is helping NDR to maintain its competitive edge and revitalize one of the region’s most popular magazine programs.
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Avid Delivers Advanced Audio Post and Mixing Innovations, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid Everywhere
Avid introduces time-saving workflow improvements and flexible offerings that empower audio professionals to create the highest-quality content faster and more affordably
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced audio editing innovations and new flexible options for accessing their flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset, further delivering on key promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Avid Extends Unprecedented Openness with New Alliance Partner Innovations
Expanded Avid Alliance Partner program helps developers create platform-compatible solutions more easily, extending Avid’s status as the most open, most flexible, and most interoperable platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced new features for the Avid Alliance Partner program, including new developer testing and certification, new levels of product certification, and additional tools for creating differentiated connections to the Avid MediaCentral® Platform. These innovations deliver on the promise of Avid Everywhere™ and the industry-leading openness of the Avid platform to help professionals easily access the tools they need to create, manage, and distribute content much more efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably.
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Avid Changes the Game with Integrated Sports Workflow Solutions
End-to-end solutions for sports broadcasters who want to accelerate production, improve productivity, and deliver the highest-quality content possible to audiences
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced integrated, end-to-end sports solutions that cover every type of production, from small and mid-sized studio organizations, all the way to large broadcasters and remote productions. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, the new sports workflow provides best of breed tools tightly integrated into a single powerful solution. The sports workflow solution offers everything a sports broadcaster needs to differentiate their brands, create engaging content, and optimize the value of their media.
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Avid Demonstrates Leadership in Emerging IP and UHD Workflows
At IBC 2016, Avid showcases IP and UHD workflow innovation on the open, interoperable Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today previewed solutions for several converging technologies that are driving significant change for the media industry. By supporting real-time IP signals natively in key components of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid is accelerating the industry’s transition to IP and delivering a unified environment for file-based and live signal-based media workflows that will ease the migration to emerging image formats, including UHD.
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Avid Delivers Continued Innovation for Avid NEXIS, the Industry’s First and Only Software-Defined Storage Platform
New high-density, high-availability Avid NEXIS solutions enable large-scale broadcast and post-production organizations to accelerate production and increase efficiency
Avid®(NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced new innovations for Avid NEXIS™, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platformspecifically designed for storing and managing media. Leveraging the power of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid NEXIS provides dynamic virtualization, adaptive protection, and media-savvy collaboration so media organizations of all sizes can accelerate production and increase efficiency.The newly extended Avid NEXIS family now includes high-density and high-availability solutions that provide unrivaled reliability and performance for the most demanding environments.
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Avid Reinvents the Newsroom with a Complete Story-Centric Workflow
Powerful new story-centric workflow solves key production challenges, enabling news organizations to deliver multiple angles of a story across more viewing screens, faster than ever
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and provides the tools news teams need to plan, gather, create, collaborate, manage and deliver news to a wider range of viewers across multiple platforms. With this wide-ranging holistic approach, the story is now the center of all planning and delivery, allowing for more dynamic and organic storytelling and greater workflow agility--both inside and outside the newsroom.
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Avid Powers Success for Seven Network’s Coverage of 2016 Summer Games in Rio
Avid graphics solutions help NEP Group provide turnkey production services for the largest sports operation ever undertaken by an Australian broadcaster
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that NEP Group, Inc. embraced Avid graphics solutions to provide turnkey broadcast production services for Seven Network’s coverage of the recently concluded Summer Games in Rio. The 2016 Olympics represented the largest sports broadcast operation and most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever undertaken by an Australian organization. Avid solutions enabled NEP Group to efficiently deliver a massive amount of high-quality, engaging, and immersive content to Seven Network for distribution across a variety of channels and devices.
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Avid Selects dock10 to Become First Avid Cloud Managed Services Partner
dock10 will harness Avid Everywhere and the MediaCentral platform to provide managed media services via the cloud to its MediaCityUK clients and beyond
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has selected dock10, a leading media services provider, to become its first Cloud Managed Services Partner. Established as one of Europe’s top media services providers, providing cutting-edge platform, studio and post-production services at MediaCityUK, dock10 will use Avid Everywhere™ as a foundation to expand its offering into the global media production market.
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Avid Introduces New Product Innovations at IBC 2016 to Help Address Major Industry Challenges
Through the MediaCentral Platform, Avid helps customers deliver the highest-quality content to more channels and devices with greater efficiency, security, and profitability
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced several key innovations for the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and its associated modular application suites, continuing to deliver on the promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations and updates address the industry’s most pressing challenges so broadcast organizations and media professionals can create, distribute, and manage content more efficiently and profitably using a single common platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AV
Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AVThe world’s first standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals with 1089 broadcast quality standards conversions!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K models
Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K modelsPopular DeckLink PCIe cards are now upgraded with Ultra HD and HDR support!
Blackmagic Design today announced new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards that include all the powerful features of the HD models but include new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for HyperDeck Studio 12G
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for HyperDeck Studio 12GBlackmagic Design reduces the price of HyperDeck Studio 12G to only $1,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new low price for the popular HyperDeck Studio 12G of only $1,495. HyperDeck Studio 12G is the world’s most advanced solid state disk broadcast deck, featuring VTR style controls with 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for recording all formats up to high frame rate Ultra HD over a single cable.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 UpdateMajor new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Panasonic VariCamLT RAW Supported by Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder
The upcoming firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q monitor/recorders will support the Panasonic VariCamLT 4K RAW output. When Panasonic unveiled the VariCamLT in February, it announced the 4K RAW output capability for the camera would be added this year. Panasonic has today released a free firmware update to the camera that enables this ability. Convergent Design and Panasonic will be demonstrating the 4K RAW capture workflow from the VariCamLT to the Odyssey7Q+ in both companies’ booths at the IBC 2016 show this week in Amsterdam.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now AvailableNew update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPIBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- Free Software Update Adds Support for MXF and HDR Workflows; IP-Based Capabilities Extended With SMPTE 2022-7 Support for KONA IP
AJA Video Systems has announced Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, T-TAP™ and the Io family of video and audio input/output devices.
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Studio Network Solutions Announces New ShareBrowser Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions Announces New ShareBrowser Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative CloudVersion 4.4 of ShareBrowser adds new export to Adobe Premiere Pro CC feature for sending custom metadata to the NLE.
IBC Booth 7.H40 Studio Network Solutions has announced a new feature for their ShareBrowser media management and workflow software that improves workflows with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Editors with EVO shared storage can now use ShareBrowser to export media to an Adobe Premiere Pro CC project and maintain custom metadata so they can retain their project media structure within the NLE.
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ARRI SkyPanel Range Grows: Double-length S120-C LED Soft Lights, Plus New Handheld Remote and Firmware Updates
ARRI SkyPanel Range Grows: Double-length S120-C LED Soft Lights, Plus New Handheld Remote and Firmware UpdatesARRI expands its range of SkyPanel LED soft lights with the new S120-C, the biggest member of the SkyPanel family.
The highly acclaimed ARRI SkyPanel series of LED soft lights is growing, with the new SkyPanel S120-C joining the S60 and S30 family of products. The S120 is twice as long as the S60, but weighs nearly the same. Its larger light aperture makes a great soft light even better. Retaining the same features and color tuneability as its smaller counterparts, the S120 consumes less than 400 watts, yet it is slightly brighter than the S60-C and has an outstanding efficacy of 90 lumens per watt.
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ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and Comfort
ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and ComfortExpanding its range of ECS accessories, ARRI announces four new Master Grip handgrips, which offer unprecedented fingertip control of ARRI and third-party cameras and lenses when shooting handheld.
The primary function of traditional cine-style handgrips is to firmly stabilize a camera on the operator’s shoulder. Documentary camera setups include a servo zoom with the handle, allowing certain lens and camera functions to be controlled. In today’s industry, the previously separate worlds of cine and documentary equipment have merged. In addition, small cameras like the ALEXA Mini have a reduced user interface and require external camera controls. This has created demand for solid, cine-style camera handgrips with documentary-style controls.
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​Flanders Scientific Releases DM240 Reference LCD Monitor
​Flanders Scientific Releases DM240 Reference LCD Monitor​DM 240 features native HD wide gamut, 100% P3 coverage, real-world contrast ratio of 1500:1, max luminance of 450 nits
At IBC Stand 10.B10, Flanders Scientific will be showcasing the brand new DM240 reference LCD monitor. CEO/GM of Flanders Scientific, Bram Desmet, explains that “The DM240 was specifically built for DITs, editors, and colorists that want the top of the line capabilities of our DM series monitors, but don't necessarily have the need or budget for the OLED level performance of the DM250. The DM240 is equipped with one of the best LCD panels we've ever used in a professional monitor, only being outperformed by the DM250 OLED. At half the price of the DM250 OLED the DM240 LCD is positioned to make our most powerful DM series monitors much more accessible to a wider variety of users.”
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AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016
AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016 High Quality, Cost Effective Signal Routing for 3G-SDI, Dual-Link, 4K/UltraHD Signals
Today at IBC 2016, AJA Video Systems introduced KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of production environments – from OB trucks and edit suites to corporate video installations and beyond.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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AJA Expands IP-Based Workflow Technologies at IBC 2016
AJA Expands IP-Based Workflow Technologies at IBC 2016Announces IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converters; Introduces SMPTE-2022-7 Support for KONA IP with v12.5 Desktop Software
AJA Video Systems has announced two new Mini-Converters supporting IP-based video and audio workflows at IBC 2016. The company simultanoulsy announced free v12.5 Desktop Software with new features for KONA IP that improve redundancy and reliability in Broadcast IP pipelines, including SMPTE 2022-7 support for protection switching. IP-based workflows and interop demos with Arista and LAWO will be showcased during the IBC Conference at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 9-16 at the AJA stand 7.F11; AJA solutions will also be demonstrated at the AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) and IABM Interoperability Zone (8.D10).
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Panasonic at IBC: 4K, MOIP and HDR on the agenda for Amsterdam
Panasonic at IBC: 4K, MOIP and HDR on the agenda for AmsterdamPanasonic has strengthened its 4K line-up at IBC 2016, introducing a range of new products and updates including a new 4K production camcorder, developments in *Media* over IP technology and workflow improvements.
Panasonic expanded its 4K camera range with two cost effective, high-power zoom, integrated lens camcorders. The premium AG-UX180 model is equipped with a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 20x zoom, UHD 60p recording capability and the industry’s widest angle of 24mm. The standard AG-UX90 features a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 15x zoom, UHD 30p recording and wide angle of 24.5mm. The two cameras are set for release in November (AG-UX90) and December 2016 (AG-UX180) and working models are on display at the Panasonic stand for the first time.
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Filmwerk & Systempiloten Revolutionize Daily Rush Challenge on Germany’s Got Talent Show with Facilis
Filmwerk & Systempiloten Revolutionize Daily Rush Challenge on Germany’s Got Talent Show with Facilis19 different camera feeds, complete Avid transcode, 110TB data storage required
The next series of Germany’s version of the Got Talent Show, Project Got Talent 2016, is currently in production and will go to air on 10th September. As part of a massive time critical production schedule, Kӧln-based production service companies, Filmwerk GmbH and Systempiloten, have revolutionized the daily rushes process by integrating Facilis’ TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production.
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ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO Devices
ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO DevicesPlatform Workflow Servers adds support for mTapeⓇ Thunderbolt LTO streamlining integration of LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management
IBC Conference, Hall 7 Stand 7.A04 — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced expanded support for a full array of 3rd party LTO hardware, including mLogic’s industry first Thunderbolt LTO, mTape, making it easier and more cost effective than ever to integrate LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management.
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ProMax Releases New Storage Servers To Meet Demand OF 4K AND 6K Content
ProMax Releases New Storage Servers To Meet Demand OF 4K AND 6K ContentProMAX Introduces Two New Hardware Products at IBC 2016 and a Major Upgrade to its Platform Online Series
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced two new hardware products to their flagship Platform server line, the Platform Online 2500 and the Platform Online 1500. With these new additions delivering up to 192TB in a single 24 bay server unit, ProMAX Platform is the only complete end to end solution poised to meet the increasing demands of 4K, 6K and beyond.
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Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software CompaniesPlug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry
Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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TVU Networks Rolls Out Next Generation H.265 and 4K Live Streaming Video Encoder
Technology Leader in IP Video Announces First of a New Family of HEVC Transmission Solutions at IBC 2016
TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions, officially announces today the availability of the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution for live video transmission. The MLink TE4500 is a rack-mount encoder that transmits video using HEVC video compression but also incorporates TVU265 enhanced HEVC, Smart VBR encoding and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. The MLink TE4500 delivers the same high quality picture that’s currently available with TVU’s award-winning cellular IP-based live video transmitters but with more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission. TVU will show the MLink TE4500, and it’s complete line of IP video solutions at stand 2.B28 at IBC.
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Imagine Communications Outfits TV 2 with Future-Proof Playout Solution
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today announced the installation of a new server and storage playout network for TV 2, a national broadcaster based in Odense, Denmark. TV 2 is using Nexio+ AMP® (Advanced Media Platform) and Imagine Communications' shared storage solution to upgrade an existing Imagine installation, adding more capacity, resilience and performance. The installation is designed to fortify TV 2 with the ability to quickly and seamlessly grow its storage capacity to accommodate future technology enhancements, including Ultra High Definition (UHD) and other bandwidth-consuming services.
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Turner Asia Pacific Boosts Audience Engagement and Revenue Potential with Landmark Ad Management from Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has installed its Landmark Sales, Rights & Scheduling system at Turner Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. The transformation in Turner's business operations puts all of Turner's planning and campaign management in a single solution, helping to eliminate bottlenecks and the need to transfer data from one system to another.
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Imagine Communications Debuts Innovative Targeted Advertising Solution
Regional Advertising Distribution System unlocks new revenue opportunities for content owners
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today introduced an extension to its unified distribution initiative focused on regional ad distribution. The Regional Advertising Distribution System (RADS) is designed to provide broadcast stations, MVPDs and cloud providers with the ability to increase ad-generated revenue through regional and localized targeting of commercials by combining Over-the-Top (OTT), cacheable content delivery technology with dynamic advertising insertion and QAM-compatible transport stream output. A first-of-its-kind offering, RADS opens up new monetization opportunities by enabling advertisers to cost effectively reach highly targeted and more relevant audience segments than previously possible.
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New Broadcast Pix BPCommand Provides Simplified, Customized Production Control Interfaces
New Broadcast Pix BPCommand Provides Simplified, Customized Production Control InterfacesBroadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its new BPCommand™ series of streamlined production interfaces for its integrated production switchers at IBC 2016 Stand 7.B21 (Sept. 9-13 at RAI Amsterdam). Designed for the demanding production workflows of government meetings, houses of worship, education, and other live production settings, BPCommand provides a sophisticated control experience with an intuitive user interface. As a result, no technical skill is required to produce high-quality live productions.
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WCPMedia Services to Show Revolutionary Media Management Platform
WCPMedia Services to Show Revolutionary Media Management PlatformAspera integration, enhanced Virtual Screening Room and much more.
WCP Media Services will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its revolutionary, B2B, cloud-based media management platform at IBC 2016, September 9-13, in Amsterdam. Improvements to the platform include the integration of Aspera high-speed file transfer, a new Uploader utility, additions to the platform's Virtual Screening Room and a simplified user experience for third-party and occasional users. WCPMedia will be present at IBC in tandem with its technology partners Aspera, an IBM company, (7.G20) and Tiger Technology (7.K28).
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF Lenses
Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF LensesCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production on August 26, 2016 of the Company’s 120-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras—an EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.
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GenArts, Inc. Previews Sapphire Version 10 at the IBC Conference
GenArts, Inc. Previews Sapphire Version 10 at the IBC ConferenceGenArts, Inc., creators of premium special effects software for the television, advertising, and motion picture industries, announced today that visitors to booth 7.J05 at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam will be among the first to preview the upcoming release of Sapphire 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship suite of visual effects plugins. The enhancements included in this latest release of Sapphire focus on new effects, improved features, and boosting efficiency through updated workflow controls as well as optimized organization and control measures. These new upgrades come as a direct response to the continually mounting pressure on creative professionals to produce exceptional work under extremely tight deadlines.
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AJA Ships U-TAP USB 3.0 Ingest Devices
AJA Ships U-TAP USB 3.0 Ingest DevicesIBC Conference Stand 7.F11: U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI Offer Simple, High Quality Audio and Video Ingest
AJA Video Systems today ships U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI offering high quality HD/SD capture through a bus powered USB 3.0 port. The U-TAP products offer a simple, cost-effective and portable solution for plug and play capture that is compatible with OS X and Windows, and a broad range of software applications. From video conferencing to streaming, social media video applications and more, U-TAP brings powerful functionality and simple operation without requiring any additional driver software.
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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Teradek Announces Sphere SDI: Professional 360º Monitoring & Live Streaming
Teradek Announces Sphere SDI: Professional 360º Monitoring & Live StreamingTeradek is proud to announce Sphere SDI, a 4-channel 4K HD-SDI encoder for live streaming and monitoring 360º content. The device will be on display at the IBC show, September 9 to 13, in booth 12.E65.
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ARRI announces completion of ALEXA SXT development
ARRI announces completion of ALEXA SXT developmentARRI is pleased to announce that development of the ALEXA SXT cameras is completed.
(Munich, Germany--September 8, 2016) ARRI will now make good on its promise to provide upgrades to all ALEXA XT EV, ALEXA XT Plus and ALEXA XT Studio cameras shipped in 2015 and 2016. In addition to the originally promised upgrade program of a free-of-charge upgrade to SXT in Munich, ARRI has equipped its service stations in London, Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong and Mumbai to perform the upgrade. For those who received their XT camera before 2015, a paid-for upgrade option to a full SXT is also available.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES SummitVisual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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ARRI’s International Support Program
ARRI’s International Support ProgramARRI launches an exclusive support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The ARRI Groupis launching an initiative called the International Support Program. It is designed to support filmmakers who are working on distinctive projects with an international edge. Through the program, ARRI will offer multifaceted support ranging from co-production, development and access to state-of-the-art ARRI equipment, to postproduction and international sales. The company will officially unveil the program at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18, 2016). ARRI professionals from Munich, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and New Orleans will be at TIFF to meet with filmmakers.
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Bluefish444 Announces new KRONOS range of video, audio, data I/O cards
Multi-Channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post Production
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, introduces the KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CCSee improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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