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EastWest Releases Hollywood Choirs
EastWest Releases Hollywood ChoirsEastWest has released Hollywood Choirs, a ground-breaking new vocal virtual instrument. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Hollywood Choirs is the epic follow-up to 1999's Voices of the Apocalypse and 2005's Symphonic Choirs, the best-selling and most awarded virtual choir of all time.
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Comedienne and Actress Loni Love Returns As Host of MUAHS on Feb. 24
Comedienne and Actress Loni Love Returns As Host of MUAHS on Feb. 24
Honorees include Gary Oldman, Make-Up Artist Greg Cannom, and Hair Stylist Mary Guerrero, Feb. 24 at The Novo L.A. Live
Comedienne, actress and author Loni Love will return as host for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild 2018 Annual Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala, held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live, will mark Love’s third year as host. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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ELEMENTS Adds Eric Thorne to Growing North American Team as VP Sales Americas
ELEMENTS Adds Eric Thorne to Growing North American Team as VP Sales AmericasELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, has added Eric Thorne to its growing North American team as its VP Sales Americas. Thorne joins ELEMENTS with over 25 years of sales experience in the media & entertainment market sector. His responsibilities, effective immediately, include supporting existing customers, developing new business targets and sectors, and expanding the reseller channel in the USA, Canada, and Latin America.
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Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale
Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale
Bundled Options, Services Save Customers More Than $3,000 on Select Models
Broadcast Pix™ today announced its Cyber-Switcher Sale, a year-end sales event featuring special pricing and on the company’s Flint™, Granite™, and Mica™ integrated production switchers. All systems ordered by Dec. 31 will include free options and technical support worth more than $3,000.
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AJA Names Danmon Asia as Platinum Distribution Partner
AJA Names Danmon Asia as Platinum Distribution PartnerDanmon Asia announces a distributorship agreement with AJA Video Systems which marks a deeper penetration of this award-winning manufacturer into the Vietnamese broadcast industry.
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SMPTE's Magic and Miracles book available at special pre-order price
SMPTE's Magic and Miracles book available at special pre-order price
A Perfect Holiday Gift, the Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book Documents a Century of Moving Image Science and Technology
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that "Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science and Technology" will ship in January. Documenting a century of innovation fueled by SMPTE's standards work, the richly illustrated hardcover book features more than 350 pages of historical photographs, movie stills, insider stories, and milestone events.
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BBC Wales puts Dalet at the core of its new broadcast center
BBC Wales puts Dalet at the core of its new broadcast center
BBC Wales selects Dalet Galaxy to manage assets and orchestrate workflows across new media facility
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that BBC Wales has selected the enterprise Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform to facilitate all workflows and asset management requirements at its new state-of-the-art media facility located in Cardiff, Wales. Once deployed, Dalet Galaxy will offer a centralized content repository and provide tools to orchestrate workflows and media processes across production, news, studios and delivery departments. The massive installation design and multi-year deployment will be managed by Dalet Professional Services, which will ensure customer success in the transformation journey towards agility and maximize return on investment (ROI).
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House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
Motion Capture and Animation Studio Brings in New Talent to Elevate Client Facing Experience and Custom Workflow Solutions
Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves (HOM) announced two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman as Executive Producer and Alastair Macleod as Head of Production Technology. The experienced duo is coming on board as the studio shifts to offer more custom short and long form content, and expands its motion capture technology workflows to its slate of television, feature film, video game and corporate clients.
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Art Directors Guild to Honor IATSE President Matthew Loeb
Art Directors Guild to Honor IATSE President Matthew Loeb
ADG’s 22nd Annual “Excellence in Production Design” Awards Gala takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Matthew D. Loeb, International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), will be honored with a special Leadership Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at its 22nd Annual "Excellence in Production Design Awards.” ADG Executive Director Chuck Parker will present the award at the black-tie gala on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership
MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership
Justin Brukman has been appointed MD of North America with Camila De Biaggi and Robert Owens taking on the roles of MD for the New York and Los Angeles Advertising studios, respectively.
MPC, the global visual effects and creative production studio known for its breakthrough work in advertising, feature films, and immersive technology, has announced major leadership changes for its advertising studios in the US. The announcements were made by Mark Benson, CEO of MPC.
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MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement Award
MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement AwardMTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Cinegy announces new Daniel2 plug-in for Adobe Creative Cloud
Cinegy announces new Daniel2 plug-in for Adobe Creative Cloud
Enhanced codec turbo-charges editing and post-production with Adobe video tools for Windows
Cinegy has announced that it has launched a new version of its Daniel2 Adobe® Creative Cloud® plug-in, designed for the latest Microsoft Windows versions of Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC. The Daniel2 production codec enables ultra-fast HD, UHD or 8K production on accessible hardware and accelerated HEVC export up to 8K for distribution using NVIDIA GPUs.
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Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Join Anonymous Content Roster
Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Join Anonymous Content Roster
Duo Behind Woodshock and Rodarte Fashion Label Expand into Commercials
Production Company Anonymous Content is excited to announce that directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy have joined its roster for commercial representation. The signing comes on the heels of the visionary sisters making their feature film debut with the hypnotic drama Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst; and just months after presenting their spring 2018 couture collection for their own fashion label, Rodarte, during Paris Haute Couture Week.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITO
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITOBlackmagic Design announced today that its URSA Mini 4.6K was used for shooting “Obusebito,” a documentary short film about the people of a small town, Obuse, Nagano. The film was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio using a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel.
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Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
ADG's 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist John Moffitt, Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Set Designer James J. Murakami and Senior Illustrator Martin Kline join Production Designer Norm Newberry as recipients of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award. They will be honored at the 22nd Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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ASG to Explore VR/AR, HDR and AI Technologies at Free Annual Workshop
ASG to Explore VR/AR, HDR and AI Technologies at Free Annual WorkshopAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, will explore the use of VR/AR, HDR, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies during its annual workflow workshop on Dec. 7, 2017, at New People Cinema in San Francisco. “The Reality of VR/AR, HDR, and Artificial Intelligence” will address both the technical and commercial aspects of the technologies, highlighting recent advances and projects from content creators.
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Ateme Partners With Interra Systems
Ateme Partners With Interra Systems
Partnership will bring Broadcast and Pay-TV Operators superior quality video experience
ATEME, a global leader in HEVC, H.264, and MPEG-2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV, and OTT today announced a technological partnership with Interra Systems, a global provider of quality control (QC), monitoring and analysis solutions to the digital media industry.
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Dalet Japan Expands Media Consultancy and Professional Services with New Solution Architect Appointment
Dalet Japan Expands Media Consultancy and Professional Services with New Solution Architect Appointment
Reona Yanagishita, expert in enterprise media workflow design and media asset management architecture, joins growing Dalet team in Tokyo
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced the addition of Reona Yanagishita to the Dalet Japan team. An expert in enterprise media workflows, Yanagishita steps into the Pre-Sales & Solution Architect position, spearheading workflow design and consultancy for Dalet’s Japan-based customers. A tech savvy expert and media industry veteran, Yanagishita brings over 10 years of experience that will strengthen Dalet’s strategic efforts in the Japanese market, and augment the value proposition to customers in the space of sports content and next-generation broadcast operations.
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MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrack
MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrackSince launching in late 2015, Seattle-based MocapNow has become a premier mocap service provider in the Pacific Northwest, delivering a range of motion capture services from full performance capture to creating custom rigs, cleaning up data, and building or optimizing external motion capture systems. The studio’s credits span feature films, video games and virtual reality productions, including HBO’s Emmy Award-winning “Westworld” VR experience, Epic Games’ “Paragon” announcement trailer and the upcoming PlayStation VR game “Golem” from Highwire, among other projects.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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Testronic Expands Burbank Facility
Testronic Expands Burbank Facility
Expansion Offers Additional 4K Technology, QC and Testing Service
Testronic, the leader in quality control (QC), localization services and compliance, has expanded mastering operations in its Burbank headquarters. The facility upgrade offering greater resolution, higher standards and accurate review capabilities for high frame rate and native 4K content. Along with the upgraded infrastructure and new hardware, are a number of new personnel hires.
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Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Investment in State-of-the-Art Camcorders Supports Clients' Expanding Requirements for Delivering 4K Productions to OTT Platforms
Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has greatly expanded its 4K and HDR capabilities with the purchase of five Sony PXW-Z450 camcorders, the first 4K shoulder-style cameras to join the Bexel rental inventory. Over the next year, Bexel will increase its investment to 20 of the Sony camcorders, which will see their first use for coverage of the upcoming events in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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Big Savings on Sigma's New 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary Lens
Big Savings on Sigma's New 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary LensSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is offering a $100 instant savings off its new and very popular Sigma Global Vision 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary zoom lens. An ideal holiday gift for the photographer in your life, or as that one lens you add to your kit this year, the incredibly versatile, compact, super telephoto zoom lens produces stunningly sharp images on both full frame and ASP-C crop sensor DSLRs. The $100.00 USD instant savings is off the retail price of $799.00 USD and is only available through Sigma’s authorized US dealers through December 31, 2017.
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Accomplice Media Signs Director and Cinematographer Damien Toogood
Accomplice Media Signs Director and Cinematographer Damien ToogoodDirector DP Damien Toogood has signed to Accomplice Media, and stepped straight into working with DDB San Francisco. Toogood has directed spots for Dodge, Samsung, Ford, Nescafe and Hyundai among others. His work has been recognized in awards from Cannes to One Show, D&AD and others as well as garnering millions of views online.
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SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks
SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks
Report Addresses Current Standardization Gap and Proposes Next Steps for SMPTE and Broader Media Industry
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of the "Report of the Study Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks." The new, 52-page report investigates current and future technologies for media content flow management in professional media networks (PMN), explores user requirements, examines potential transmission methods for management commands, provides an overview of existing standards and specifications now available to the professional media industry, and offers a series of recommendations to the industry including some for future work.
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Interplay-sports Selects Magewell Capture Devices to Enable Real-Time, In-Game Video Analysis for Coaches and Teams
Interplay-sports Selects Magewell Capture Devices to Enable Real-Time, In-Game Video Analysis for Coaches and Teams
Plug-and-play USB Capture series easily and reliably brings multiple camera feeds and other video sources into innovative live sports analysis software
Pioneering sports software developer Interplay-sports has selected the USB Capture series of external video ingest devices from Magewell to bring high-quality video feeds into Interplay’s innovative software for live, in-game analysis. The combination of the Interplay-sports software and Magewell hardware brings a new dimension to sports analysis, empowering coaches with valuable, real-time information that they can use to make adjustments during matches.
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Cinegy on the “Go” in South Korea
Cinegy on the “Go” in South KoreaCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that K-Baduk in South Korea has launch it’s “Go” channel using Cinegy. Invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and far more complicated than chess, the goal of Go is for two players to literally “encircle” more territory than their opponent. It is a hugely popular board game in East Asia, so much so that regional and international matches are televised in HD – with commentary - throughout the region on multiple platforms.
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EVS Chooses Custom Consoles Module-R Lite Desk for its new IP Expertise Center
EVS Chooses Custom Consoles Module-R Lite Desk for its new IP Expertise CenterEVS, the leading provider of live video production technology, has purchased a nine-bay Custom Consoles Module-R Lite desk for the new IP Expertise Center at its headquarters in Liège. The new desk incorporates an EVS DYVI live production switcher and will be used to demonstrate EVS products in a fully operational IP production environment.
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NextComputing announces Intel Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition 18-Core Processor Computers
NextComputing announces Intel Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition 18-Core Processor Computers
Now Available on NextComputing Portable Workstations and Compact Servers
NextComputing, renowned designers of innovative, portable workstations and compact servers for users requiring intensive compute power, announce the addition of the Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE Extreme Edition processor, boasting an unprecedented 18 cores, to multiple models of its portable workstation, compact server and ruggedized portable lines of high-performance computers.
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Crystal Vision to bring upgraded Chroma Keyer and a unique approach to IP to CABSAT 2018
Crystal Vision to bring upgraded Chroma Keyer and a unique approach to IP to CABSAT 2018Crystal Vision will be co-exhibiting with its distributor Ariston FZC at CABSAT 2018 to show the new control features of the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer. At its best, and Crystal Vision's most popular product in the Middle East, the Safire 3 has been upgraded with improved live operation from the VisionPanel control panel making it even easier to use. Crystal Vision also brings a unique approach to the IP world with its MARBLE-V1 media processor and software apps, giving the flexibility needed to react to the changing requirements of IP.
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L-com Releases a New Line of Versatile HDMI Adapters
L-com Releases a New Line of Versatile HDMI AdaptersL-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has unveiled a new line of versatile HDMI adapters for use with home theater, OEM HDMI designs, professional A/V systems and digital signage applications.
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MUAHS to present Gary Oldman with Distinguished Artisan Award
MUAHS to present Gary Oldman with Distinguished Artisan Award
Award to be Presented at The NOVO by Microsoft at L.A. Live on Feb. 24, 2018
Academy® Award-nominated legendary actor Gary Oldman will receive this year's Distinguished Artisan Award at the 5th Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) celebrating his prolific acting career and the plethora of characters he embraces. The black-tie awards gala, honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater, returns to the NOVO in L.A. Live on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Susie Shuttleworth Joins LightHouse Films as Executive Producer
Susie Shuttleworth Joins LightHouse Films as Executive ProducerCommercial production company LightHouse Films adds Susie Shuttleworth to their team as Executive Producer.
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SSL System T Hits the Stage at the Austrian National Theatre
SSL System T Hits the Stage at the Austrian National Theatre
It is like you are opening a curtain - the fog goes away. When you plug a mic in, it sounds right. When you touch an EQ it's much more precise.
The Burgtheater- the Austrian National Theatre - is part of a group of three Austrian theatres, together with the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) and the Volksoper Wien opera house, and is generally considered to be one of the most important German language theatres anywhere in the world. As part of a recent upgrade to its audio systems, the theatre has installed two SSL System Tnetworked production systems along with a building-wide, redundant Dante Audio-over-IP network and SSL Network I/O. The system was specified by David Müllner (Manager, Sound & Multimedia, Burgtheater), supplied by TSAMM Professional Audio Solutions, and installed by Klangfarbe GmbH.
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Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects
Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects
Essential plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC accelerates render speed by as much as 3X
Toolfarm, a leading global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D, and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, announced today the release and immediate availability of the new RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® CC (Mac and Windows), developed by Mekajiki. Accelerating render speeds by as much as 3X, RenderGarden leverages existing system hardware processing power to improve the speed of motion graphics and visual effects workflows.
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sonoVTS and STRYME bring Zambian Parliament live to the people
sonoVTS and STRYME bring Zambian Parliament live to the peoplesonoVTS, the Munich-based provider of System Design and Integration; Equipment Rental and Operations; Service and Consulting and distribution of professional products, today announced that along with STRYME, a long-term supplier of the Austrian Broadcast Corporation (ORF) an internationally renowned broadcast solutions expert, devised a user-friendly state-of-the-art solution for Parliament Television to enable live debate broadcasts from the National Assembly of Zambia.
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Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios THOR: RAGNAROK
Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios THOR: RAGNAROK
Vicon Motion Capture Cameras and Software Aided in the Creation of Undead Soldiers, Crowded Cities and Even the Hulk, All in a Matter of Days
In Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok, an electrified god of thunder fights off an army of undead soldiers high above the waters on the narrow Rainbow Bridge, as the citizens of Asgard watch on in fear. The scene is a highlight of the movie, but also a complicated one, as the script called for dozens of characters to be onscreen at once. Hiring enough extras and stunt people would be costly, so instead, Marvel turned to Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore, which managed to produce performance motion for armies and populations in a matter of days, using only a handful of cameras and Vicon’s Shōgun software.
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Square Box Systems Promotes Hannah Stern to Sales Operations Manager
Square Box Systems Promotes Hannah Stern to Sales Operations ManagerIn a move reflecting Square Box Systems' continued growth and investment in its service-oriented culture, the company today announced the promotion of Hannah Stern to sales operations manager. Reporting to the company's CEO, Dave Clack, Stern will manage the Square Box project office and professional services for CatDV, the company's industry-leading media asset management (MAM) solution.
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Media Links Renews Sponsorship with SVG Europe
Media Links Renews Sponsorship with SVG EuropeMedia Links, winner of the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award and market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP, has announced the renewal of its Gold sponsorship with the Sports Video Group Europe (SVG). Media Links’ technology is used for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events including the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
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PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tv
PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tvmain.tv, one of Bavaria's leading regional broadcasters, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core playout system for its new high definition television service. Based in Aschafenburg, main.tv produces a wide range of programmes for viewers in Lower Franconia and across the Rhine-Main plain. The new system was supplied by VIDI GmbH, PlayBox Technology master distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Akai Professional unleashes new creative possibilities with MPC 2.0
Akai Professional unleashes new creative possibilities with MPC 2.0
Akai Professional and Plugivery today announce MPC 2.0, the next generation and acclaimed flagship beat-production software, which introduces a number of powerful new compositional and performance features to the Music Production Center experience.
Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, and Plugivery, a leading distributor of audio software, plug-ins and sound libraries via  electronic download delivery, today announce the official release of MPC 2.0. Released after an extensive beta testing period, MPC 2.0 is compatible with Mac and PC, works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly into your DAW of choice as a VST, AU, AAX plug-in.
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LYNX Technik® greenMachine® Wins Award at SATIS 2017
LYNX Technik® greenMachine® Wins Award at SATIS 2017
greenMachine honored with SATIS 2017 Award
LYNX Technik AG®, provider of modular interfaces for broadcast as well as professional AV and industrial signal processing applications, announces that its greenMachine APP-based and software-defined solution has received a SATIS audience favorite award in the Diffusion & Distribution category. This is LYNX Technik’s fourth innovation award for the new greenMachine® platform. SATIS is an annual event held in Paris, France, highlighting and showcasing the latest audiovisual developments in broadcast and multimedia technologies.
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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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Rotolight unveils Anova Pro 2, revolutionary LED studio/location light
Rotolight unveils Anova Pro 2, revolutionary LED studio/location lightRotolight, award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch of Anova PRO 2; a pioneering continuous light and High Speed Sync (HSS) flash for creative image-makers. Redefining the standard for professional LED lighting in studio or location, Anova PRO 2 is one of the brightest LED lights ever launched in its class, delivering 10,700 lux at 3 feet. Packed with innovative features for television, film production, and photography, the Anova PRO 2 is the 4th generation of Rotolight’s award winning studio/location light.
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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
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
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 MegaBots’ Giant Fighting Robots
Micro Cinema Cameras Help Capture 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 Used on the 2017 OneRepublic Honda Civic Tour
Blackmagic Design Live 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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