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Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NAB
News: Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NABMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced it will be showing its new Avid Interplay cross platform workflows at NAB 2016 on booth SL8730.
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Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishing
News: Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishingFilmLight’s latest Baselight system fuels Dolby’s drive for HDR
FilmLight announced today that Dolby, long-term client and technology partner, has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, the latest and most advanced implementation of the Baselight hardware range yet. Baselight X, designed with exceptional power and performance for the most demanding projects, will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility.
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Platinum Platypus Uses Quantum StorNext Pro Studio to Accelerate
Video and Motion Graphics Firm Realizes Immediate Gains in Efficiency and Capacity While Building Foundation for Fluid, Economical Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Platinum Platypus, creator of video, motion graphics and animation for both media and corporate enterprises, has implemented Quantum StorNext® Pro Studio to realize faster, more scalable storage and sharing of high-resolution video content. Quantum's workflow-optimized StorNext Pro™ Studio solution provides high-performance storage that Platinum Platypus can expand smoothly and economically to accommodate its rapid growth and its work with ever-larger media files. The complete storage solution from Quantum supports an efficient and agile workflow in which creatives can quickly and simultaneously access and edit video. Connecting to a Scalar® LTO library, StorNext Pro Studio also facilitates archive and protection of older projects while keeping them available for the creative team.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
First of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in TorontoHighlights will include a Dolby Atmos demo from Tattersall Sound & Picture.
The SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 11th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 28th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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Cinegy is all about 8K and beyond for NAB 2016
Having already made its 8K mark with the launch of the DANIEL2 codec, which can decode multiple 8K and 4K streams while performing real time compositing, colour correction, scaling, and titling, Cinegy will expand on the theme at NAB 2016.
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Screenlight, Releases First-ever, Free Marker Importer Add-on For Adobe Premiere Pro
The no-cost marker importer represents the very easiest way for editors to work with client feedback, directly in their Adobe Premiere Pro timeline
Today, Screenlight, an industry-leading video review and approval platform, announces the release of the very first marker importer for Adobe Premiere Pro, a free add-on that significantly levels-up video editors’ ability to hit the creative mark for their clients. By allowing editors to import client feedback directly into their Premiere Pro timeline, this add-on makes the iterative stage of the editing process faster and easier than ever before.
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RED Digital Cinema and Avid Announce Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD Codecs Coming To RED's DSMC2 Line of Cameras
Today, RED Digital Cinema and Avid announced that Avid DNxHR™ and Avid DNxHD® recording formats will be coming to RED’s DSMC2™ line of professional cameras – WEAPON, SCARLET-W and RED RAVEN. This addition brings yet another powerful and intuitive workflow option to professionals shooting on this latest generation of RED cameras.
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Marquis Helps Warner Bros. Park Projects
News: Marquis Helps Warner Bros. Park ProjectsMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media. The Company has today announced its archive and retrieve solution, Project Parking, now developed to be a complete Avid storage management solution, has been selected by Warner Bros. Television Production UK Ltd (WBTVP UK) to park projects.
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Avid Unveils Pro Tools 12.5 Software, Offering Early Access to Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools
News: Avid Unveils Pro Tools 12.5 Software, Offering Early Access to Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro ToolsAvid Cloud Collaboration Makes it Easy for Artists and Audio Professionals to Work Together on Projects From Any Location
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that the highly anticipated Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is now available to select customers through an “Early Access” beta program. Avid Cloud Collaboration makes it easy for artists and audio professionals to compose, record, edit, and mix projects from any location worldwide, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™. In support of this release, Avid also announced that the Artist Community, an online community designed to foster creative connections and opportunities for collaboration, is now open to everyone. Delivering on the promise to deliver more frequent innovation, Pro Tools 12.5 will represent the fifth software release in less than a year.
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Paragon Software Releases Snapshot for Mac OS X SDK
SDK provides block-level imaging that can be easily integrated into existing third-party backup solutions
Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, the industry’s first snapshot technology that allows users to create block-level archives of OS X volumes. With Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, incremental backups contain only the blocks that have changed instead of the entire file, the way traditional backup and archive software work. The technology is available for licensing to developers who publish backup software, as well as providers who specialize in disaster recovery.
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OWC Announces Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2.0TB 7mm 2.5” Serial ATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Highest capacity 2.5” 6.0Gb/s SATA SSD from OWC offers sustained high performance even under heavy load.
OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced the all-new Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2.0TB SSD, the highest capacity 2.5” solid state drive ever offered by OWC. Shipping this January, the Electra MAX 6G is a high-performance 6.0Gb/s solid-state drive that combines extraordinary capacity with the award-winning performance and reliability of the OWC Mercury SSD lineup.
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XenData to launch new SXL-8 archive systems
News: XenData to launch new SXL-8 archive systemsXenData Launches LTO-7 Network Attached Archive System
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Cinegy Hops on Trams for BVE 2016
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout will partner with UK-based systems integrator and reseller Trams on Stand G10 at BVE 2016.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
News: Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted ServicesFirst of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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PlayBox Technology Releases Latest Upgrades to its Channel in a Box Product Suite
News: PlayBox Technology Releases Latest Upgrades to its Channel in a Box Product SuitePlayBox Technology, the global leader in broadcast television playout and channel branding, announces the latest upgrades to its established PlayBox product range: AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo, CaptureBox Neo and SafeBox Neo. The upgrades include UHD compatibility, a high-efficiency user interface plus a wide range of new feature enhancements.
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Metus Extends its Archive Support with Quantum’s StorNext 5 Platform
News: Metus Extends its Archive Support with Quantum’s StorNext 5 PlatformCertifies Metus MAM-StorNext 5 Interoperability as New Member of Quantum Advantage Program
Metus today announced the integration of its Metus MAM media asset management software with Quantum’s StorNext 5 workflow storage and collaboration platform. As a result, Metus MAM users can now take advantage of StorNext’s advanced capabilities, including seamless archive to Quantum’s Q-Cloud Archive public cloud services and local or offsite LTO-based tape libraries for longer-term content retention. In addition, Metus MAM working in conjunction with Quantum’s Lattus object storage-based extended online system can greatly improve high-resolution workflow efficiency while keeping valuable assets safe and secure.
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SGL FlashNet fully integrated with Marquis Parking to Archive & Restore Avid Projects
News: SGL FlashNet fully integrated with Marquis Parking to Archive & Restore Avid ProjectsMarquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The company is continuing its strong relationship with SGL, global leaders in archive and storage management, by developing Project Parking, Marquis’ Avid storage management solution to enable Avid projects to be archived and restored easily via SGL’s popular content storage management system FlashNet. As a result, Marquis’ Parking, a complete Avid storage management solution, is now fully integrated with SGL FlashNet making archiving and subsequent access to stored media a straight-forward task.
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Arsenal Football Club Chooses Aframe to Streamline Video-Based Workflows
News: Arsenal Football Club Chooses Aframe to Streamline Video-Based WorkflowsPremier League Football (soccer) Club Arsenal, based in Holloway, London, has deployed the services of Aframe, the cloud video platform, to improve its video workflows and streamline processes.
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TELUS Studios Deploys Nexidia Dialogue Search Software in Global Video-Production Operation
Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced that Vancouver, British Columbia-based TELUS Studios has installed Nexidia Dialogue Search™ software as part of a migration to a new digital asset management (DAM) system. Nexidia Dialogue Search software helps users locate content in TELUS Studios' large content library more efficiently and find assets that might otherwise have gone unused.
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Quantum Earns Honors for Xcellis Shared Workflow Storage Solution at 2016 Storage Visions Conference
Earlier this month at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference, Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) was presented the 2016 Storage Visions Award for Visionary Products, Professional-Class System, for the company's new Xcellis™ high-performance shared workflow storage solution. The Storage Visions Awards recognize companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies and showcase visionary digital storage products.
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Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PP
News: Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PPThe inside track on how BBC Studios and Post Production uses Matrixstore within the post workflow for flagship BBC One entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing
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Small Tree Shared Storage Solution a Perfect Fit for Bourgeoning Music Festival
TitaniumZ-8 Handles Massive Workload Remotely and Flawlessly
In the middle of a field, in the middle of a 90-acre farm just outside of Portland, Ore., something wonderful is taking place and the entire world has access to it. Pickathon, a bourgeoning music festival that takes place every August in Happy Valley, Ore., began using Small Tree for their shared storage video content needs and was able to shoot, store and share video from the center of its musical oasis easier than ever before.
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GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot Studios
News: GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot StudiosShreveport, Louisiana is the home to Moonbot Studios, a 6-old-year multimedia production studio with a knack for creating storytelling magic. Founded by filmmakers William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, the company won an Academy Award in 2012 for the whimsical animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Currently boasting a staff of 50 artists, producers and support personnel, Moonbot has also produced feature-quality animation for television, games, apps, branded entertainment and a myriad of other mediums. Along the way, it’s filled its trophy rack with four Emmys, 12 Clios, 14 Cannes Lions and five Webby Awards.
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Avid Announces Groundbreaking Agreement With Sinclair to Transform the Newsroom
Innovative Commercial Approach and Unique Technology Deployment Model – Made Possible by Avid Everywhere – Helps Sinclair Cost-Effectively Keep Its News Operations at the Forefront of Technology for the Next Decade
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest television station operator and leading local news provider in the United States, has chosen to standardize on Avid’s MediaCentral Platform, the centerpiece of the Avid Everywhere vision, to transform content creation and distribution workflows in every one of its 64 local news producing stations. This agreement represents a record-setting contract for Avid where the Company will deliver advanced end-to-end newsroom production and content management solutions under a ten-year comprehensive agreement that uniquely addresses Sinclair’s business needs, and in the process, replaces legacy technology from other vendors.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
Adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
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Quantum's Alex Grossman to Present at Storage Visions 2016 Conference
News: Quantum's Alex Grossman to Present at Storage Visions 2016 ConferenceVice President of Media and Entertainment Will Discuss How Latest Storage Advances Provide Greater Simplification, Flexibility and Cost Savings in Collaborative Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Alex Grossman, the company's vice president of media and entertainment, will present "How Storage Efficiencies Enhance Content Production" at the Storage Visions 2016 conference. Grossman will examine challenges presented by a changing media production landscape, explain the shortcomings of general-purpose, IT-centric storage in addressing modern workflow demands and discuss how the latest advances in workflow-optimized storage are aiding companies of all sizes in achieving greater production flexibility and efficiency. He will also share insights on how this new technology enables users to consolidate and simplify the addition of clients, ease configuration and maintenance issues and establish a powerful platform for the tools and applications that support their business.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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Growing Number of Broadcasters and Post Facilities Depend on EditShare Distributed Scale Out Shared Storage and Media Asset Management
EditShare XStream EFS sales soar in 2015 – reality TV, editorial agency and public broadcaster migrate infrastructure onto EditShare’s new storage architecture with integrated media management
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has seen a spike in orders for its recently released XStream EFS shared storage solution. Marking one of the best quarters to date, recent customer projects include reality TV giant Endemol/MoovIT (Germany), editorial powerhouse Sid Lee (Canada, The Netherlands, USA) and critically acclaimed public broadcaster WMHT TV (USA).
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Bandito Brothers Invests in Avid Shared Storage to Enhance Collaboration Across Editing Applications
New Shared Storage System Powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform Delivers Flexible, Efficient Workflows for Feature Films and Commercials
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) announced today that leading Los Angeles-based media company Bandito Brothers has invested in Avid’s new shared storage system for creative teams to deliver the flexibility and efficiency it needs to handle any kind of project. Powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform, the system enables the company’s creative teams to collaborate efficiently regardless of which editing application they use.
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K-Tek Intro’s Stingray Bag for Tascam DR-70D & DR-701D
News: K-Tek Intro’s Stingray Bag for Tascam DR-70D & DR-701DK-Tek extends its smart line of Stingray Audio bags, with the first made specifically for the Tascam DR-70D and DR-701D. The new KSTG70 incorporates Stingray’s hallmark big-bag features into a small, yet sturdy form factor to enhance the versatility and applications of Tascam’s compact package. The Stingray KSTG70 is ideal for audio and video professionals, documentarians, serious enthusiasts and musicians.
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Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025
Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025 More than one-third of broadcasters already using IP in live production
Research conducted by Futuresource Consulting, on behalf of Nevion has found that the use of IP within the broadcast environment is gaining momentum and predicts that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the next 10 years.
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Cinegy announces new partnership with Gencom Technology
News: Cinegy announces new partnership with Gencom TechnologyCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, animation and effects, today announced a new partnership with Auckland, New Zealand-based Gencom Technology, a leading provider of integrated media technology solutions.
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Quantum Simplifies End-to-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version of StorNext Connect
News: Quantum Simplifies End-to-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version of StorNext ConnectLatest Advances Provide Greater Control, Enhanced Visibility and More Actionable Insight for Optimizing StorNext Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the release of StorNext Connect 1.1, a significantly enhanced version of its easy-to-use management tool that simplifies the installation, discovery, administration and monitoring of StorNext® environments. StorNext Connect™ is the first product of its kind to integrate management and reporting into a multi-tier storage environment. Instead of having to work with separate monitoring and reporting tools unique to each distinct storage tier, StorNext Connect users can have a unified view of the entire multi-tier, end-to-end workflow storage environment, including disk, tape, object storage and cloud resources. Designed for Quantum StorNext-powered environments and built into the company's new Xcellis™ workflow storage systems, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy and configure new equipment and then monitor and manage multiple systems at the same time.
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Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYC
News: Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYCNomad expands TerraBlock storage infrastructure to maintain performance, flexibility, and ease-of-use
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets today announced that Nomad Editing Company has expanded its Facilis storage infrastructure with the installation of a new 64TB TerraBlock 24EX shared storage system in its New York facility.
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Light Iron Expands Episodic Division with Colorist Jeremy Sawyer and New Infrastructure in LA Facility
Light Iron – a leading post production vendor and part of the Panavision family of companies – is expanding its Episodic Division with the addition of Colorist Jeremy Sawyer and new infrastructure dedicated to television services.
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Israel’s Channel 2 Places Telestream Vantage at Heart of News Gathering Operations
News: Israel’s Channel 2 Places Telestream Vantage at Heart of News Gathering OperationsVantage media processing platform empowers high value digital production workflows at Israel’s leading news channel
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major transcode farm, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Jerusalem-based broadcaster, Channel 2 News. Managed by leading Israeli systems integrator, Draco, the project sees the country’s leading news broadcaster moving away from tape-based production systems to a digital tapeless technology environment.
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Customer Win for Object Matrix.
News: Customer Win for Object Matrix.ELIOTE to offer managed EVS services with MatrixStore nearline storage
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object based nearline storage to the media and entertainment industries today announces that Eliote, the Paris based provider of studio and post production services to the French broadcast market, has selected MatrixStore object storage to protect content in multi-site EVS live and fast-turnaround production driven workflows.
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Archion Announces Major Shared Storage Advancements with New EditStor Velo, Accelerated Omni & PICS Media Management
Pushing the Boundaries of 4K Performance, Media Management & Affordability
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, is announcing a trio of major shared media storage advancements. These include the introduction of EditStor Velo with throughput up to 5000 MB/sec., enhancements to EditStor Omni that will increase performance up to 8000 MB/sec. and the PICS (Picture, Index, Clips, Search) media management system.
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NOA Provides Audio Migration Technology for Indiana University's Media Preservation Initiative
News: NOA Provides Audio Migration Technology for Indiana University's Media Preservation InitiativeNOA technology has been installed at the heart of one of the largest cultural and academic archiving projects in the USA – the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. More than half a million objects identified by experts as historically significant and valuable for research are held in obsolescent formats in rapidly deteriorating condition.
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NASA and Harmonic Explore Boundaries of UHD at ISS Resupply
News: NASA and Harmonic Explore Boundaries of UHD at ISS ResupplyLaunch of Atlas 5 With Cygnus Spacecraft Will Be the First Captured for Release in UHD at High Frame Rate and High Dynamic Range
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that they will document the launch of the Orbital 4 mission, carrying supplies to the International Space Station, at a new level with leading 4K and UHD capabilities. As an industry first, today, Dec. 3, the teams will shoot the launch for release using an array of six 4K+ cameras, shooting at high frame rate (HFR) and in high dynamic range (HDR). The footage will then be rapidly post-produced into a program on the entire process of the launch, to be aired on NASA TV UHD the next day. HDR reference UHD video clips of the launch will also be published at the beginning of next year.
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Quantum Enhances StorNext 5 Shared Workflow Storage Platform With Support for New Low-Cost, Long-Term Cloud Archive
StorNext 5.3 Also Provides Greater Security and Flexibility in Storing and Managing Content Across Demanding Media Workflows
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today introduced StorNext 5.3, a new release of its industry-leading shared workflow storage platform that has been enhanced with features and capabilities that give users greater control and flexibility in optimizing their collaborative media workflows for maximum efficiency and productivity.
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TMD powers new cultural archive project at RTÉ
Archiving technology builds on award-winning TMD functionality at Irish national broadcaster
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has embarked on a project with Irish national broadcaster RTÉ to archive 10,000 hours of its news archive, a resource of huge cultural and historical significance. The storage for the archive project is being implemented and led by Eurotek, TMD’s systems integration partner in Ireland.
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VR, HDR Industry Leaders Headline ASG Annual Workshop
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will welcome presenters from Dolby Laboratories, SuperSphere Productions, and Tippett Studio to the ASG Annual Workshop on Dec. 3, 2015, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. Thursday’s workshop will explore high dynamic range (HDR) and cinematic virtual reality (VR) technologies with free presentations beginning at 10 a.m.
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Bluefish444 Qualifies Accusys ExaSAN A16T2-Share Shareable Thunderbolt Storage - 4K Workflow
High speed collaborative 4K workflow
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has certified Accusys' ExaSan Thunderbolt shared storage, AS16T2-Share, to provide content creators a better 4K workflow user experience across multiple Thunderbolt connected systems.
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mxfSPEEDRAIL helping CBS to deliver "life strategies"
For over a year now mxfSPEEDRAIL is being used at the Paramount lot bringing to the digital world those good old memories, kept on good old tapes and recording some of the live shows daily produced at this lot, mostly focused on the Dr. Phil show yet usable on a whole diversity of shows and requirements.
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Camplex Mini Fiber Camera Cables on Reels for Portable Broadcast Applications
News: Camplex Mini Fiber Camera Cables on Reels for Portable Broadcast ApplicationsCamplex Lightweight Mini Fiber Optic Camera Cables for Portable Broadcast & Steadicam Applications
Camplex, a global leader in the design and manufacture of professional broadcast fiber optic interface gear, debuts their lightweight and flexible Gepco mini SMPTE camera cables with precision LEMO FUW/PUW connectors deployed on a rugged reel. The cable assemblies are designed for mobile truck and camera connections where smaller cables are required due to weight and space limitations, and are durable for long distances in outdoor environments when combined with the new Camplex JackReel cable reel.
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Cinegy partners with Media Logic GmbH
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced a new distribution partnership with Berlin-based Media Logic GmbH, a leading provider of A/V, post production, broadcast, and systems technologies throughout Europe.
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mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 Technology
News: mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-7 TechnologyThe Industry’s First LTO-7 Tape Drive Solutions with Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity
mLogic, the leader in Thunderbolt LTO tape archiving solutions today announced that its popular mTape and mRack will ship with LTO-7 drives. Both units feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, a native storage capacity of 6TB per tape and a data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second. mTape and mRack support LTFS for drag and drop functionality and are compatible with archiving software from Archiware, Imagine Products, StorageDNA, TOLIS, Xendata, YoYotta and others.
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Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First Year
News: Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First YearIn the year since ARRI Rental's first public preview of the ALEXA 65 at Camerimage 2014, the large format system has notched up an impressive list of feature film credits. Two key elements of the ALEXA 65’s success are its ability to seamlessly mix with other ALEXA camera family members on set –such as the ALEXA XT and ALEXA Mini – and a very robust and cost-effective workflow, with postproduction facilities such as Pinewood Digital in the UK putting strategies in place to assist productions shooting with the system.
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K-Tek Intro’s Stingray Audio Bag for Tascam DR-70D
News: K-Tek Intro’s Stingray Audio Bag for Tascam DR-70DK-Tek extends its smart line of Stingray Audio bags, with the first made specifically for the Tascam DR-70D. The new KSTG70 incorporates Stingray’s hallmark big-bag features into a small, yet sturdy form factor to enhance the versatility and applications of Tascam’s compact package. The Stingray KSTG70 is ideal for audio and video professionals, serious enthusiasts and musicians.
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Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions Storage System Boosts Power and Agility for Motion Design Studio
Swordfish Slashes Time Required to Render and Play Back Massive Files, Resulting in New Avenues of Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that San Francisco-based motion design studio Swordfish is using the StorNext Pro™ Foundation shared storage system to take on cutting-edge projects involving massive high-resolution media files. Supplied by Advanced Systems Group LLC, a systems integrator specializing in media and entertainment, the Quantum solution provides the high-performance storage and workflow efficiency the Swordfish team needs to manage its video content, including stereoscopic 4K and heavy 3D renders of high-resolution content up to 27K.
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ASG Welcomes Steve McCracken to Southern California Technical Services Team
News: ASG Welcomes Steve McCracken to Southern California Technical Services TeamAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Steve McCracken joined the company as a systems engineer for the Technical Services Team on Aug. 17. Based in Southern California, he offers field service and consultation for ASG clients in the region.
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Marquis' Medway Enables Greater Focus on Creativity for Mad Old Nut Productions
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced the LA & Beverly Hills post production and Avid rental facility, Mad Old Nut Productions, has purchased Medway. Marquis’ interoperability engine is now being used to streamline the delivery of project files for two zombiepocalypse series: Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead.
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Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of Speakers
News: Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of SpeakersPresentations Feature Experts on Digital Asset Management in Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Genealogy and Public Service Fields
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced a full roster of speakers for the 2015 Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), taking place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Experts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), FamilySearch, Game Metadata and Citation Project (GAMECIP), the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Stanford University will discuss their approach to handling video, audio, written and physical materials in their respective fields.
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Syracuse University Implements Avid Workflow to Prepare Students for Future Success
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that one of the nation’s top communication schools, The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ as part of an $18 million renovation. The school has implemented a workflow powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform for its studio production facilities at The Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center, to help prepare students for real-world production environments.
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Jack HSU Joins ASG Technical Services Team
News: Jack HSU Joins ASG Technical Services TeamAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Jack Hsu has joined the company’s Technical Services Team, effective Aug. 17. Based in San Jose, he offers high-end support, as well as design and deployment, for a variety of systems and technologies.
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PR-Accusys ExaSAN A12S3-PS RAID ,“One tower storage for all”
News: PR-Accusys ExaSAN A12S3-PS RAID ,“One tower storage for all”Accusys is introducing its ExaSAN A12S3-PS storage system, a dedicated RAID solution based on high-speed PCI Express 3.0 that fulfills all broadcast and post production video editing requirements, the ExaSAN A12S3-PS provides a range of storage capacities for the media and entertainment industry. Built from the ground up and in-house by Accusys, the ExaSAN A12S3-PS is specifically designed to be the easiest way to enjoy high-speed data access for single video editing workstations assuring full-time availability, flexible scalability, all within a convenient small framework without the complexity or cost of conventional fiber channel.
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ASG Explore HDR, VR Technologies at Annual Workshop
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will explore high dynamic range (HDR) and cinematic virtual reality (VR) technologies at its annual workshop on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. Free presentations begin at 10 a.m., and the workshop includes lunch.
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Christian Cinema Integrates Aspera On Demand to Speed Submissions of Christian Films for Video On Demand Service
Aspera’s Cloud-Based File Transfer Offering Enables Filmmakers to Send Their Large Media Files Directly to the Cloud at High Speed
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Christian Cinema, which hosts the largest selection of Christian films on the internet, has completed an integration of high-speed file transfer technology from Aspera, an IBM company, into their cloud-based content management platform. The integration of Aspera’s patented FASP® technology will enable filmmakers to submit their videos directly to the cloud at high speed and with strong security.
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IMT's NetApp Installations Cross the 50 Petabyte Milestone
NetApp Product Portfolio Accelerates Media Application Performance and Lowers Costs
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) announced today that it has now shipped more than 50 petabytes of NetApp storage — including NetApp E-Series and FAS systems — into both IT and media operations within IMT's nationwide customer base. The NetApp hybrid storage portfolio is accelerating application performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for IMT's customers.
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Facilis TerraBlock Provides Heart Beat at Bespoke Production Facility for Red Rock, Ireland’s First New Soap in a Generation
News: Facilis TerraBlock Provides Heart Beat at Bespoke Production Facility for Red Rock, Ireland’s First New Soap in a GenerationAdvanced Shared Storage Technology Helps Promote Collaborative Working, Increases Efficiency & Reduces Production Time on Grueling Soap Schedule
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets has successfully integrated its TerraBlock 24D | 48TB shared storage system within a new production facility in Dublin, Ireland. The facility has been designed and built to produce Ireland’s first soap series in a generation, Red Rock, which is co-produced by Element Pictures & Company Pictures and broadcast across Ireland by TV3.
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Facilis at CCW 2015: Delivering the Infrastructure that Drives New York Post Production
News: Facilis at CCW 2015: Delivering the Infrastructure that Drives New York Post ProductionNew SSD Hybrid and Entry-level Turnkey systems join the existing TerraBlock lineup that serves hundreds of NY facilities.
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, is showcasing several of its latest products at CCW 2015 on stand 1042. These include solutions for high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with a new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.
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Small Tree Provides Long-Term Shared Storage Solution for Seacrist Media
Production Company Says Storage is “Rock Solid” After Six Years
Every company dreams of buying a product that works without issue for years on end. For Seacrist Media Solutions, this dream became a reality six years ago when they installed a shared storage solution from Small Tree to help streamline their production workload and improve project management.
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Aframe Adds Enhanced Security and Improved Usability to Cloud Based Video Platform
News: Aframe Adds Enhanced Security and Improved Usability to Cloud Based Video PlatformAframe Fall 2015 release expands file transfer capabilities and format support, adds new security controls & media library management features, and enhances audio features within the player
Today Aframe released the next iteration of its cloud video collaboration platform. Featuring new capabilities based on ideas and suggestions garnered from Aframe's customer feedback program, the new release enables corporate marketing teams, broadcasters and producers to upload, transcode and store video footage, organize content and collaborate across locations and time zones at every stage of the production media lifecycle.
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ASG Launches Storage rEvolution Seminar Series
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, is launching Storage rEvolution, a new series of seminars to help content creators explore the shared storage options for their file-based workflow. The educational series begins Nov. 4 at the SF Green Space in San Francisco and Nov. 5 at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Both events run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include lunch.
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Omnitek's Widely Adopted 12G-SDI Test and Measurement Tool Box
News: Omnitek's Widely Adopted 12G-SDI Test and Measurement Tool BoxWidely adopted 12G-SDI Test & Measurement Tool Box shown by Omnitek at SMPTE ATC Hollywood 2015
Test & Measurement solutions provider Omnitek will be showing the Ultra 4K Tool Box, its Advanced UHD solution, at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition this year on booth 120 in Hollywood, CA from 26th to 29th October.
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AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & Cloud
News: AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & CloudProgram Will Run Simultaneously with AMIA Annual Conference
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has enlisted keynote speakers Erik Weaver and John Downey for the Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), which takes place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. This year marks the first time that DAS will run simultaneously with AMIA’s Annual Conference, taking place Nov. 18-21.
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Hong Kong’s Phoenix Satellite TV Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and HyperDeck Studio Pro
Blackmagic Design today announced that Phoenix Satellite TV, a Hong Kong based multinational broadcaster with six channels and an audience in excess of 250 million viewers worldwide, installed DaVinci Resolve Studios and HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast SSD recorders at its facility in Beijing.
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GLOOKAST Launches INGESTER LT for ISIS | 1000
News: GLOOKAST Launches INGESTER LT for ISIS | 1000GLOOKAST, an innovator in MXF workflow solutions, announces the launch of a new version of its popular file-based ingest solution, Gloobox INGESTER. This new version offers an entry-level turnkey file ingest solution, primarily designed to work in conjunction with Avid’s new ISIS | 1000 entry-level storage system.
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Hula Post Production Provides Editing Facilities for Thrilling Drama "Captive"
News: Hula Post Production Provides Editing Facilities for Thrilling Drama "Captive"Editor Melissa Kent weaves the tense real-life story that drew the attention of the entire nation
Hula Post recently provided editorial systems, facilities and support to editor Melissa Kent for her work on Captive, Paramount Pictures’ new thrilling drama. Kent spent six months cutting the film at Hula’s Burbank facility, followed by an additional two weeks on Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood. Hula provided Avid workstations and storage at both sites.
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Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning Films
News: Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning FilmsTalented Film Students Use Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite Solutions to Create Engaging Films Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that students from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) embraced Avid EverywhereTM to create films that were honored at the 42nd Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles. AFI students used Avid Artist® Suite and Storage Suite solutions to craft their films, which are now eligible for an Oscar®, including all three films that won the Narrative Award—This Way Up, Day One and Stealth.
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drp Installs Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Throughout UK Production Network
News: drp Installs Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Throughout UK Production NetworkAdvanced Shared Storage Technology Supports Collaborative Workflows, Helps Migration to 4K Production
UK-based multi award winning communications agency and production house, drp, has selected Facilis Technology’s TerraBlock shared storage system to support collaborative workflows across its countrywide network of production studios, post production facilities and offices.
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Filmmakers Embrace Avid Everywhere to Bring Summer Blockbusters to the Big Screen
Avid Customers Rely on Avid Artist Suite Creative Tools to Create Hits Including Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mad Max: Fury Road, Straight Outta Compton, and San Andreas
Avid(R) (Nasdaq:AVID) announced today that the film industry's top creative talent embraced Avid Everywhere(TM)to bring some of the summer's biggest blockbuster movies to life. The industry's leading editors and sound teams used Avid Artist(R) Suite creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral(TM) Platform to enable them to meet tight deadlines, collaborate over great distances, and work in harsh production environments to deliver some of the most popular films of 2015.
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HP Updates the World’s No. 1 Entry-Level Workstation
HP Z240 and Z240 SFF the latest in the award-winning line
HP today announced the HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF Workstations with next generation Intel® processors and HP Z Turbo Drive options, raising the bar for entry-level workstations, while providing the reliability of a workstation at the price point of a desktop PC.
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A+E Networks Gets Content to Market Around the World Faster with Aframe
News: A+E Networks Gets Content to Market Around the World Faster with AframeCloud delivery & review help teams find and fix issues quicker, streamline a global workflow
A+E Networks’ award-winning programming reaches more than 330+ million subscribers in 200 countries. The content is distributed through its portfolio of channel brands, HISTORY, A&E, Lifetime, H2, Crime + Investigation and FYI, and is licensed to third party broadcast television clients. In addition to programs produced by their U.S.-based channels, A+E Networks licenses the format rights for successful franchises like Pawn Stars, Shipping Wars and Dance Moms to international channel partners and third party clients, and distributes original content commissioned by their international channel partners. When they needed a centralized delivery solution for the content produced outside the US, they moved to the cloud-based Aframe video collaboration platform.
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ASG Lunch & Learn Features Harmonic Demo For Edit Suites
News: ASG Lunch & Learn Features Harmonic Demo For Edit SuitesAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will present a “Lunch & Learn” program on Oct. 1, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harmonic’s headquarters in San Jose. The presentation will show how Harmonic’s MediaGrid shared storage solution and Electra X advanced media processor work within broadcast and editing environments. Lunch will be provided.
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Facilis TerraBlock Provides Shared Storage Cornerstone at Innovative Dutch AV Production Facility
News: Facilis TerraBlock Provides Shared Storage Cornerstone at Innovative Dutch AV Production FacilityTinker imagineers exploits creative collaboration with Facilis shared storage system
Netherlands-based international experience design, creative consultancy and production agency, Tinker imagineers has selected Facilis Technology to install its TerraBlock shared storage system within a newly built and radically different AV production facility. Tinker has commissioned a Facilis TerraBlock 24D/EX16 with 64TB of storage: it is already operational within the new facility, which is on schedule to open in the autumn of 2015.
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HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line
News: HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product LineFor the past 20 years, HighPoint has been a professional RAID Storage and Management solutions provider, constantly striving to bring quality product to market and deliver the industry’s best Price-Performance value. We are proud to announce our new External SAS and SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Lines – the RocketStor 6414 Series.
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Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” Restoration
News: Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” RestorationLandmark PBS documentary remastered in 4K for 25th anniversary rebroadcast and Blu-ray release
When Ken Burns’s 11-hour documentary The Civil War first aired on PBS in 1990, it set new standards for television documentaries through its astonishingly detailed, sweeping and often heart-wrenching recount of the epic conflict between the North and South. Working under the direction of Burns and Restoration Producer Daniel J. White, Technicolor PostWorks New York participated in a meticulous 4K restoration that brings the classic documentary vividly back to life. The project was done in preparation for the 25th anniversary rebroadcast of The Civil War on PBS and its Blu-ray release this month, and also coincides with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the war.
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Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with Deadline
News: Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with DeadlineInternational creative design and VFX studio Pixomondo has evolved at the pace of the entertainment industry, bolstering its technology infrastructure and diversifying capabilities along the way. Founded in 2001 by CEO Thilo Kuther, the company spans six offices on three continents and offers a range of services starting from award-winning VFX for film, TV and commercials to interactive digital content, VR, live events, theme park entertainment and original IP. By sharing render resources across facilities, Pixomondo maximizes efficiencies; its globally dispersed farm runs 24/7 thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software's Deadline, on which the company standardized in 2010.
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Pie Town Productions Adopts Avid Everywhere to Create High-Quality Reality TV Shows
Reality television production company relies on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to deliver more than 400 unscripted episodes per year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that Pie Town Productions, a reality television production company based in North Hollywood, California, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ to handle the high volumes of footage and deliverables while meeting the tight deadlines and budgets of reality TV production. By investing in the trusted Avid Artist Suite, powered by theAvid MediaCentral Platform, Pie Town has also been able to attract new talent, filling open positions with qualified candidates already familiar with the industry-standard Avid solutions.
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Facilis at IBC 2015: Announces European Debut of New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products
News: Facilis at IBC 2015: Announces European Debut of New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products European launch of new 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, 8-drive 16TB turnkey shared storage system (~$10K USD), and new integrated asset tracking.
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, is launching several new products to the European market at IBC 2015 on stand 7.C10. These include solutions for high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with a new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.
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ProMAX Challenges Avid ISIS 1000 with the Introduction of the Platform Online 1000
News: ProMAX Challenges Avid ISIS 1000 with the Introduction of the Platform Online 1000Platform Online 1000 Transforms Traditional Shared Storage into a Powerful Workflow Server at an Affordable Price
IBC Conference, Hall 7, Stand 7.A04 (September 11, 2015) — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform 1000 Workflow Server, a High-Performance shared storage system with built in native Avid Project Sharing (Bin Locking), Transcoding, Rendering and Asset Management. ProMAX Platform Online 1000 brings the speed, reliability and expandability of Enterprise Storage, enabling video professionals to accelerate and improve their creative process at an affordable price.
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IBC2015: GLOOKAST Adds UHD/4K Capabilities...
GLOOKAST, an innovator in MXF workflow solutions, has added UHD/4K capabilities to its family of ingest solutions with the introduction of CAPTURER 4K for baseband ingest, and a new version of INGESTER HR for file-based ingest. Both solutions feature Avid’s DNxHR and Sony’s XAVC codecs and will be shown for the first time on Stand 7.D03 at IBC 2015.
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Canon develops material appearance image-processing technology that digitizes material appearance information qualities such as gloss and three-dimensional surface characteristics to enable printing reproduction
News: Canon develops material appearance image-processing technology that digitizes material appearance information qualities such as gloss and three-dimensional surface characteristics to enable printing reproductionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed material appearance image-processing technology that, through the acquisition of material appearance information using digital cameras, enables printing that faithfully recreates such material appearance characteristics as gloss, plasticity and transparency, qualities that change in appearance depending on the orientation of lighting or the angle from which an object is viewed.
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Marquis Bridges Adobe Premiere Pro CC & Avid Interplay at IBC 2015
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software and specialists in moving media, today announced that Edit Bridge, its integration for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe® After Effects® CC and Avid Interplay, will be shown in Europe for the first time at IBC 2015 on booth 2.A58.
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EditShare Opens Doors to XStream Shared Storage Production Platform Unique entry-level
EditShare XStream ST packs performance, collaborative features and expandability at breakthrough price points
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, is showcasing its recently released XStream ST model at IBC2015 on stand 7.G37. Configured for cost-conscious creative teams who are unwilling to sacrifice performance, collaboration features and fault tolerance, XStream ST is EditShare’s entry-level high-performance shared storage solution with integrated Flow production asset management and Ark backup and archiving. XStream ST is the only solution at this low-cost price point to include advanced NLE project sharing, ingest, transcode, remote editorial, back-up and archive tools in one seamlessly integrated platform. Straightforward administration allows users to be up and running quickly, while the robust expandability of the XStream ST enables facilities to scale their system as business and production needs grow.
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To Produce “Alaskan Bush People” for The Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions Turns to EVO
News: To Produce “Alaskan Bush People” for The Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions Turns to EVOPark Slope Productions is an award-winning producer of original programming for the likes of OWN, TLC and MTV, and knows what it takes to create engaging television. The production house pores over hundreds of new programming ideas all the time. So when an associate producer came upon a family of nine living “off the grid” in the rugged Alaskan wilderness, the Park Slope team knew it had found something unique.
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Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking
News: Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project ParkingIntegrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity
At IBC 2015, shared storage provider Facilis Technology (stand 7.C10) and Marquis Broadcast (stand 2.A58), specialists in content workflows and media integration software, will announce further integration qualifying Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. As a result of this strategic partnership, Project Parking can utilize TerraBlock storage within Avid-centric workflows, processing projects and media seamlessly. If required, Project Parking can also use the TerraBlock system as the destination storage device within an Avid workflow.
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 7 at IBC
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 7 at IBCFeaturing performance gains, improved functionality and expanded format support
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will unveil the latest version of its Episode video encoding software at the IBC tradeshow (Hall 7, G30). Scheduled for release in early Q4 2015, the new version brings bigger performance gains, added format support, and easier to use features.
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Broadcast Pix Debuts Next Generation Flint Systems at IBC2015
News: Broadcast Pix Debuts Next Generation Flint Systems at IBC2015Broadcast Pix™ will debut its upgraded Flint™ integrated production switcher line at IBC2015 (Stand 7.B21), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. Designed to manage live production from ingest to distribution, the new Flint is available with four (Flint LX) or six inputs (Flint LS), and includes several new workflow enhancements.
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Marquis' Project Parking Frees-up Space & Time for TV3
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media. Marquis has announced that TV3, Ireland’s leading free-to-air commercial television network, is using Marquis’ complete Avid storage management solution, Project Parking, to assist in the management of media on its Avid Interplay and ISIS storage.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBC
News: CatDV Next-Gen MAM Systems Satisfy Need for Speed & Scale at IBCSquare Box Systems (www.squarebox.com), leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will launch an array of next-generation products during IBC 2015 (Hall 7.J15C) that accelerate collaborative media asset management operations and empower small, medium and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. Square Box Systems will also showcase CatDV Archive To Cloud, a new capability enabling users to archive their assets to cloud-based services directly from CatDV.
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Sonnet Now Shipping World's Fastest Bus-Powered, Pocketable Storage Device
Ultra-High-Performance PCI Express® SSD-Equipped Fusion™ PCIe® Flash Drive Supports Data Transfers up to 1,350 MB/s Over Thunderbolt™ 2
Sonnet today announced that its new Fusion™ PCIe® Flash Drive, a rugged, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device, is now shipping and available for purchase. The newest member of Sonnet's growing family of Thunderbolt™ 2 products, the Fusion is an ultra-fast alternative to portable SATA-based hard disk drives and SSD storage products. The device connects to a compatible Mac® or Windows® computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain, via an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable.
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Grass Valley Keeps RIC TV in Brazil on the Leading Edge
News: Grass Valley Keeps RIC TV in Brazil on the Leading EdgeRIC TV, an affiliate of TV Record in Brazil, is expanding its investment in HD production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, by adding LDX 80 series cameras and a Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher. This is the second time in two years that RIC TV has turned to Grass Valley to outfit one of its production studios with a complete HD solution.
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Studer Audio, RED Cameras Join ASG for San Francisco Events
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host two “Studer Audio & RED Cameras for Broadcast-Level Production” events in the San Francisco area this month to highlight live event and broadcast technologies. On Aug. 18, ASG partner Thresher Communication & Productivity in Sunnyvale will co-host a happy hour featuring Studer’s 52-foot demo production trailer from 5-7:30 p.m., with free appetizers and beverages. On Aug. 19, the trailer will be parked at Civic Center Plaza across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.
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International Body-Worn Video Summit Headlines LEVA Annual Conference
News: International Body-Worn Video Summit Headlines LEVA Annual ConferenceThe Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will debate the advantages and challenges of body-worn video systems, along with numerous other topics, during the 2015 LEVA Conference & Digital Multimedia Evidence Symposium, which runs Nov. 2-6 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., at the Hilton Clearwater. The five-day event includes a mix of hands-on training, case studies, and interactive seminars, as well as an exhibit hall and networking opportunities.
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Key Code Media Announce Formation of Education Division, Led By New Hire Mike Flanagan
Mike Flanagan, formerly President of Video Symphony has joined Key Code Media as Director of Education. Mr. Flanagan will be tapping into his two decades of experience in professional media education and post-production to build educational programs for Key Code Media and its clients. Prior to joining Key Code, Flanagan founded and oversaw the development of Video Symphony from a small Avid-authorized Education Center to a leading vocational college and training center for editing, motion graphics, and sound engineering. Flanagan brings 21 years of industry experience that started when he bought his first Avid Media Composer in 1994 from Mike Cavanagh, Key Code Media’s President. Flanagan will create new educational services, certificated training and assessments for media production products and workflows. He will also expand the training already being done by Key Code for its clients. Initial classroom and onsite client offerings will cover industry-leading software from Avid (Media Composer and Pro Tools), Adobe (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop), Blackmagic (Da Vinci Resolve), Maxon (Cinema 4D), and NewTek (TriCaster). In addition, Key Code Media will be providing more in depth programs for advanced workflow solutions such as transcoding, asset management, archive and storage management.
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