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Avid Customers Make a Clean Sweep at the 87th Academy Awards®
Every Winner and Nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Categories Relied on Avid Everywhere™
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its customers for their outstanding achievements at the 87th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious film industry awards. Every winner and nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories was crafted by Avid customers using Avid Artist Suite audio and video creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
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RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST Service
News: RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST ServiceTelestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based Workflows
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ , Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system.
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Tapeless Post-Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge
News: Tapeless Post-Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' LoungeLike it or not, professional videotape's days are numbered. More and more delivery requirements relegate videotape to an archival role or skip the medium altogether. What to do? On Friday, February 27th Editors' Lounge will present two solutions to help manage the bewildering and ever-changing world of tapeless, file-based post-production with hands-on presentations from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look at
News: OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look atGO director Christopher Guest unearths the fanatical quirks that come along with parenting a pet in the humorous new :30 “The New Parents” for PetSmart out of GSD&M, Austin, TX. The spot, which will debut during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast, finds a timid set of first-time pet parents cautiously doting on their duo of adopted puppies when an uninvited and brazen mother-in-law casts protective parenting to the side with a dose of “fun mother” time. The “Partners in Pethood” campaign also includes an anthem spot featuring Anna Faris hosting a dog birthday party complete with canine party hats, a bone-shaped cake, costumed puppy photo albums and overwrought pet-rearing discussions. The campaign also includes four additional spots that all take a hilarious look into the multifarious and all-consuming approaches to raising a pet. Each spot includes :15 and :30 versions as well as extended online versions.
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Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage Power
News: Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage PowerInstalls camlok 16 power distribution system to accommodate large-scale projects
Hybrid Studios, Orange County's premier multimedia AV production facility, has recently upgraded the power distribution system on their sound stage, greatly increasing its maximum capacity and power handling for large-scale projects.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Snell asymmetric video router range offers increased flexibility with new mixed audio/video and audio only operation
News: Snell asymmetric video router range offers increased flexibility with new mixed audio/video and audio only operationVega routers add AES audio handling
Quantel announced today that the Snell Vega range of asymmetric routers now supports mixed video and AES audio routing as well as audio-only operation. This new development brings Vega power and versatility to a wider range of applications while delivering significant cost and real-estate savings to users.
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Aframe To Unveil Next Generation of Cloud Video Collaboration Platform at NAB 2015
News: Aframe To Unveil Next Generation of Cloud Video Collaboration Platform at NAB 2015Aframe Spring 2015 release to include expanded search and discovery features, enhanced multimedia format handling and new approvals workflow for powerful cloud-based asset management
At NAB 2015, on booth SL10210 Aframe will launch the next generation of its cloud video collaboration platform. Aframe enables teams to upload, transcode and store video footage, organize content and collaborate across locations and time zones at every stage of the production media lifecycle. Aframe’s secure platform is designed to handle large volume, multi-format broadcast quality content and is trusted by some of the world’s largest organizations, broadcasters and producers.
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Chris Haarhoff, SOC (Birdman) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC (True Detective) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group
News: NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User GroupDigital Rebellion is pleased to announce that company Founder/CEO Jon Chappell will be the featured speaker at this month’s Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group (LACPUG) event where he will showcase the latest advancements to CinePlay, the media player for creative professionals. The event will be held Wednesday, February 25 at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. For more information, click here.
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Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
“BIRDMAN,” “DOWNTON ABBEY” and “DANCING WITH THE STARS” Among Hair Stylists Winners GUILLERMO DEL TORO RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ARTISAN AWARD FROM GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNER RON PERLMAN
The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 19 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) serving as host. The MUAHS Awards after-party was courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics and spirits were presented by Patrón Tequila.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers.
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Tech LaunchPad Uses Roland VR-50HD to Stream at CES 2015
Tech LaunchPad Produces and Streams Over 140 Segments from CES 2015
Tech Launchpad filmed more than 140 segments from their onsite studio, and featured the biggest brands in consumer technology announced this year. Established in 2010, Tech Launchpad is a unique broadcast media platform delivering the latest consumer technology news to nearly 60 Million viewers through TV affiliate partners across the country.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel AwardsMotion Picture Sound Editors Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 16, 2015) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 20 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Craig Henighan presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Darren Aronofsky. Re-Recording Mixer Greg Orloff presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay.
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SOC's Recipients for Camera Operator of the Year, Feature Film & Television
Chris Haarhoff, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild AwardsThe Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 19 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) serving as host. The MUAHS Awards after-party was courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics and spirits were presented by Patrón Tequila.
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Art Directors Guild to Host Oscar Panel on Feb. 21
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into the Woods and Mr. Turner will discuss their craft at the Art Directors Guildand Set Decorators Society of America’sninth annual The Art of Production Design panel on Saturday, February 21 at3 p.m. Held at the Egyptian Theatre, the panel is in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on every control panel for all users.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.
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Digital Vision to Demonstrate at HPA Tech Retreat
Thor and new 4K tools in the spotlight at theTech Retreat Demo Room
- Digital Vision will be front and center at the HPA Tech Retreat this week, having been selected to participate in the event's meticulously curated demonstration area. The Tech Retreat Demo Room showcases innovative companies that have been chosen to exhibit their products and technologies for the HPA's audience of industry thought leaders. This is the 21st year for the Tech Retreat, seen as one of the most influential conferences serving the entertainment and media technology communities.
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Press Release: Big Block Live Adds Powerhouse Team of Executive Producers
Corwin Carroll, Scott Prisand And Tom Pellegrini Bring Strength In Advertising, Entertainment and Technology
Big Block has extended its position at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology with the creation of a powerhouse team of executive producers at Big Block Live in New York. Big Block Live’s head of production Corwin Carroll has been elevated to executive producer. Noted film, television and theater producers Scott Prisand and Tom Pellegrini, who currently lead Big Block Entertainment Group, will also assume concurrent roles as executive producers at Big Block Live.
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Rosenbloom and Mabille launch INTERSTATE in New York, sign director Adam Levite for worldwide representation...
Veteran New York production executive Danny Rosenbloom and Yann Mabille, formerly creative director for The Mill and Mill+ New York, have joined forces to launch their new interdisciplinary director's group, INTERSTATE. Conceived as the agile U.S. partner to BLVD, the Montreal-based integrated production company, INTERSTATE will leverage BLVD's unmatched production/VFX/post powers while empowering directors and clients alike to pursue creative solutions unencumbered by the overhead costs associated with large-scale operations. These solutions will span commercial, music video and branded content productions as well as interactive, immersive and experiential projects.
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BVE 2015: Facilis and StorageDNA to Feature Field-Proven Shared Storage and LTO LTFS Archiving Workflow
Together TerraBlock and DNA Evolution Deliver High Performance Creative Media Workflows
StorageDNA, Inc., a provider of intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions, and Facilis Technology a shared storage provider, today announced that the companies will showcase their complementary technologies in shared stand R30 at BVE 2015, to be held at ExCel London on February 24-26, 2015.
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Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media Composer
News: Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media ComposerEyeheight announces a further expansion to its range of broadcast compliance plug-ins with the addition of BroadcastSafeMC8. Designed for use with the latest versions of Avid's widely used Media Composer editing software, Eyeheight's BroadcastSafeMC8 incorporates a Broadcast Evaluate display indicating which parts of a video image require adjustment in order to be fully broadcast compliant.
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Tapeless Post Production: File Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge
Like it or not, professional videotape's days are numbered. More and more delivery requirements relegate videotape to an archival role or skip the medium altogether. What to do? On Friday, February 27th Editors' Lounge will present two solutions to help manage the bewildering and ever-changing world of tapeless, file-based post-production with hands-on presentations from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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Vidcheck to Launch Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro Vidapps at NAB 2015
News: Vidcheck to Launch Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro Vidapps at NAB 2015Vidcheck, a specialist supplier of automated quality control software with patented intelligent video and audio correction, will demonstrate the latest version of its Vidchecker and Vidfixer product suites. These have been extended to include a range of video applications for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, enabling users to easily check and automatically correct video and audio errors without leaving the Adobe environment.
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aQ Broadcast to Feature Powerful Range at NAB 2015
At NAB 2015, aQ Broadcast will feature an integrated range of Newsroom, Scripting, Automation and Media Management software alongside Video Server and Production Suite hardware.
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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i 1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
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CANON U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R
Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.
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NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'
News: NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'For the launch of the highly anticipated mobile sci-fi shooter Midnight Star, Culver City-based visual effects shop Zoic Studios has partnered with independent game studio Industrial Toys to enhance the visual experience for this immersive adventure. This is Industrial Toys’ debut title, having launched by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 2012 to create great mobile games for core gamers.
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
News: NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Archimedia to Demonstrate Breakthrough 4K 60p Player Technology at 2015 HPA Tech Retreat
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced it will host a demo room at the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb. 9-15 in Palm Springs, California. Archimedia will demonstrate its Atlas professional media player, which now plays 4K 60p and high dynamic range content on any display to the best of that display's native ability.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega Concert
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega ConcertTV Skyline, one of Europe's largest and most successful mobile television production companies, chose Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras to broadcast the recent PUR & Friends 2014 annual concert from the massive Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Working in partnership with Neoxfilm, TV Skyline captured the performance for transmission by executive producer, Sky Germany.
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Crystal Vision press release - Crystal Vision exhibits at NAB 2015
Visitors attending the 2015 NAB Show will find Crystal Vision’s latest keying, interface and control products on Booth N3825, in their US exhibition debut. Held between April 13th and 16th 2015, the NAB Show is based at the LVCC (Las Vegas Convention Center) in Las Vegas. The latest products making their US exhibition debut including the brand new Safire 3 Xpress – a new real-time chroma keyer that shares the processing quality of the full Safire 3, but has a simpler features set for easy control. Plus Crystal Vision’s award-winning LKEY-SQZ, a unique keying solution providing an exceptionally smooth squeeze back functionality, a choice of two new control options to satisfy all preferences – VisionWeb web browser and the VisionPanel hardware control panel and two new distribution amplifiers for MADI audio – the MADDA105 and MADDA111.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals Nationwide
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals NationwideIndie filmmaker and Cinematiq Founder Aaron Owen understands the blood, sweat and tears that go into launching a film on the festival circuit. Inspired by a passion to help emerging talent, he formed Cinematiq in 2013, and brought John Crossley on board as Executive Producer. Together, the duo manages content for film festivals across America, in addition to offering transcoding, conversion, standardization and disc-based authoring services for indie filmmakers. To screen each film reliably at the highest quality, they've formulated a file-based workflow that banks on AJA Ki Pros for playback via venue projectors.
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Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad
News: Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-GladLogan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, signs internationally renowned director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad to the their roster of talented filmmakers. A visionary storyteller, Holm-Glad lends his versatile skillset to the Logan & Sons team and will focus on commercials, television series, feature films, and music videos.
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Frankie helps Qoros cars take centre stage in Chinese desert
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine opted to take their project for Qoros Automotive to the car company's homeland of China.
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Orad to Showcase PowerWall Hi Res Video Wall Solution at Integrated Systems Europe
Orad will present its PowerWall hi res video wall display solution on the Leyard stand at the upcoming ISE event in Amsterdam, from February 10-12th. The Orad PowerWall is a turnkey system for video walls. Based on Orad's HDVG4 platform, PowerWall provides up to 16k resolution output from a single box. A single HDVG4 platform outputs 8 genlocked 3G or 16 HD SDI signals that can be tiled across the video wall according to the size and shape required. The resolution can range from 3840x1080 in the 2x1 setup, 7680x2160 in the 4x2 setup and a staggering 15360x2160 in the 8x2 arrangement, all from a single HDVG4.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For “Orphan Black”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show “Orphan Black.” VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
News: Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Fetner Will Discuss the Global Media Marketplace and the Technologies Shaping Decision-Making and Growth at Netflix
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15). This year's event, Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future, will be held 14-17 July at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
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Cinegy announces new partnership with Rahul Commerce
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, playout and automation, today announced a new partnership with Rahul Commerce, one of India’s leading distributors of multimedia technology in India.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," "BIRDMAN" and "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
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Quantel and Comtelsat announce reseller partnership
Comtelsat will offer complete Quantel and Snell product range in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua
Quantel is pleased to announce it has appointed Comtelsat as its reseller partner in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua for its full range of news and sports production systems and high quality post finishing systems, as well as the complete Snell Live TV and TV Everywhere product ranges. This announcement follows a successful partnership with Quantel and Snell's Brazil-based reseller and Comtelsat subsidiary, LineUp, which began in September 2014.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Unveils Expanded Session Schedule
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA. The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today. The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.
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Clear-com Pulls Out All The Stops For New Non Stop Production Facility
Buenos Aires-based Non Stop Productions, a TV production and audio-visual services company serving the Spanish-American market for major production and distribution companies worldwide, has equipped its newest production facility with a variety of Clear-Com® intercom and IP communications equipment, based around the Eclipse-Median digital matrix system.
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Once Upon a Time DP Stephen Jackson Uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that Stephen Jackson, the director of photography for ABC’s Once Upon a Time uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF regularly on the show.
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Archimedia Announces Atlas Player Support for 4K 60p and HDR Content on Any Display
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced the release of Atlas 3.1.1, the newest version of its full-featured precision media player. Atlas now makes it possible to watch 4K 60p content encoded in practically any format from all kinds of sources and manufacturers on all kinds of displays. That capability is a breakthrough for anyone in the media and entertainment industry — from technorati to producers to executives to archivists to lawyers — who until now had no way to view 4K 60p and high dynamic range content outside of the edit suite where it was created without first transcoding it to a smaller format to suit hardware limitations.
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Adder to Launch New KVM Products at ISE in Amsterdam
News: Adder to Launch New KVM Products at ISE in AmsterdamAdder Technology will be exhibiting at ISE 2015 where it will be unveiling two new products in the AdderLink Infinity range, as well as showcasing a number of other innovations.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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News: Next generation AdderLink products to launch at ISE
News: News: Next generation AdderLink products to launch at ISEAdder Technology will be exhibiting at ISE 2015 where it will be unveiling two new products in the AdderLink Infinity range, as well as showcasing a number of other innovations.
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News: IABM Virtual Courses Open Up Training Opportunities For The Global Industry
News: News: IABM Virtual Courses Open Up Training Opportunities For The Global IndustryIABM Training Academy is building on the success of its highly rated classroom-based courses by introducing a virtual curriculum online.
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Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handhelds
News: Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldsTim Polster, owner/videographer of sister companies Metroplex Multimedia and Watch My MVP, both of Arlington, TX, has transitioned to three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds for all his primary acquisition.
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Pixel Power shows graphics and automation mastery for broadcasters and post at BVE 2015
News: Pixel Power shows graphics and automation mastery for broadcasters and post at BVE 2015Automated systems for real time broadcast and production delivering high efficiency and high reliability playout
Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and automation solutions, is using its presence at BVE 2015 as an opportunity to discuss the future of graphics across the whole of the broadcast world. Alongside demonstrations of a range of the rich creative solutions based on its Clarity platform, Pixel Power staff will be on hand to talk about how automated content packaging is transforming channel branding and collapsing the cost of playout.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in TorontoThe SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 10th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 29th 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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Tata Sky India Chooses Mediaproxy LogServer IP to Log & Monitor 400 Channels
Mediaproxy announced that India's premium and leading DTH platform Tata Sky has selected LogServer IP as its next generation logging and monitoring platform. A total of 400 channels will be recorded at its state-of-the-art New Delhi based facility. The system will be installed and supported by Ideal Systems, Mediaproxy's dedicated partner for over 10 years.
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Congratulations to Sundance Films Completed Using Blackmagic Design Products
News: Congratulations to Sundance Films Completed Using Blackmagic Design ProductsBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate the large number of films in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival competition that were shot and finished using Blackmagic Design products. Some of the most anticipated movies at the upcoming festival were shot using Blackmagic Design cameras, including Oscar winner Daniel Junge and Johnny Knoxville’s "Being Evel,” while more than 20 films at this year’s festival were color graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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EditShare Ships Geevs 7 Video Server for Post, Broadcast and Sports
News: EditShare Ships Geevs 7 Video Server for Post, Broadcast and SportsEditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced the release of version 7 of its Geevs range of ingest and playout video servers. Geevs 7 adds a host of new features including enhanced integration with EditShare’s shared storage and Flow media asset management solutions.
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UNICEF UK Chooses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Help Increase Collaboration On Video Projects
Achieves greater collaboration and efficiencies within its video production workflows through the use of Aframe’s cloud platform
Unicef UK has chosen Aframe’s cloud video platform to help manage its promotional video activity. Unicef UK creates and manages a wide variety of video footage including promotional content and corporate films. Prior to working with Aframe, Unicef UK relied on multiple external hard drives and RAID drives, which meant there was no way to collaborate or share footage remotely.
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Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David Fincher
News: Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and
Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David FincherArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service Visual Effects and Design company specializing in the art of seamless and “invisible” visual effects work for feature films, television, commercials, themed entertainment, special venue projects, and original content creation, is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, is commencing work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive.
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Media Links Accepts Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
News: Media Links Accepts Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 InteroperabilityMedia Global Links, the market leader in broadcast and network transport over IP solutions, graciously accepted a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability, at the 66th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards ceremony, hosted at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015.
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Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci Resolve
News: Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that the film “Being Evel” was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, and post production was completed using Teranex 2D Processors and DaVinci Resolve. Co created by “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville, along with director, co creator and Oscar winner Daniel Junge, the documentary will make its world premier at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
Cutting edge post-production product released today
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229).
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Perfect delivery of National TV Awards with Autoscript
Autoscript Rentals, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, provided its prompting solutions to the Outside Broadcast specialists, CTV, to prompt the presenters of this year’s star studded National TV Awards at London’s O2 Arena.
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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PR: AJA Boosts Telestream Wirecast Support w/ New v12.1 Software for KONA & Io
News: PR: AJA Boosts Telestream Wirecast Support w/ New v12.1 Software for KONA & IoExpanded Range of AJA Products Support Wirecast 5.x and 6.x Releases With Multi Channel HD Inputs and More
With the release of its new KONA and Io v12.1 Software, AJA Video Systems has dramatically extended support for Telestream Wirecast 5.x and 6.x with multi-channel HD inputs or 4K/UltraHD support on both Windows and Mac OS X. AJA's new Wirecast Plug-in replaced the previously released limited version, and now offers support for a range of AJA hardware products extended to include: Io XT, Io 4K, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, KONA 3G and KONA 4, offering more flexibility to Wirecast users.
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Avid Announces Flexible Licensing in Pro Tools, Avid Cloud Collaboration, and New Services in the Avid Marketplace
New Innovations Deliver on Avid Everywhere for Audio, Giving Professionals More Choice Over How They Purchase and Deploy Their Tools, Collaborate With Others, and Get More Exposure for Their Work
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid(R) (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced Pro Tools(R) 12, the next generation of the industry-standard digital audio software. Featuring new flexible licensing options, Pro Tools 12 delivers on Avid's commitment to customer choice, a key element of Avid Everywhere(TM). The company also announced new innovations to support artist collaboration and content distribution with Avid Cloud Collaboration and new services in the Avid Marketplace.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 .
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AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions
News: AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party SolutionsNew v12.1 Release Combines AJA Device Driver and Plug-in Installers
AJA Video Systems today released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware. The new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP(TM).
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Digital Rebellion Reveals Major Updates To Kollaborate Cloud-Based Software Solution For Professional Video Workflows
News: Digital Rebellion Reveals Major Updates To Kollaborate Cloud-Based Software Solution For Professional Video WorkflowsLatest Features In Breakthrough
Video Collaboration Toolkit Uniquely Address Real-World Workflow Efficiency Challenges For Creative Editors, Filmmakers And VFX Artists
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Call for Papers Opens for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Be Accepted Until 15 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has opened the call for papers for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-Series
News: HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-SeriesARRI is proud to support the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' groundbreaking multimedia exhibition HOLLYWOOD COSTUME in Los Angeles with over 25 L-Series LED Fresnels. Curated by costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, the show takes visitors on a journey that tells the story of costume design from early Charlie Chaplin to MAN OF STEEL. Lighting Designer Trevor Stirlin Burk was tapped to enhance the exhibition by illuminating the costumes and environment. Watch this video for an exclusive look at HOLLYWOOD COSTUME and listen to Burk explain how it was lit with the ARRI L-Series.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Bluefish444 Announces Epoch | 4K Neutron Support of AVID Media Composer 8
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron video card support for AVID Media Composer 8 and Bluefish444's own Fluid DNxHD ingeSTore complementary software.
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Roland & Mobeon Partner for Streaming Media West 2014 Conference
News: Roland & Mobeon Partner for Streaming Media West 2014 ConferenceRoland and Mobeon have teamed up to be the official Streaming Partners of Streaming Media and Streaming Live West conference taking place at the Hyatt Huntington Beach November 17 – 19th, 2014. This conference is the largest streaming and live production conference on the west coast and is a great place to learn about cutting-edge online video technologies and new business strategies.
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Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
News: Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow AutomationVidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
Vidcheck, a supplier of class-leading software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its ‘Vidchecker’ automated quality control technology has been integrated with ‘Momentum’, the advanced workflow automation, media asset management and resource planning system from Snell, a Quantel company.
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Harmonic Certified Services Partner Program Recognizes and Rewards Investment in Technical Talent
News: Harmonic Certified Services Partner Program Recognizes and Rewards Investment in Technical TalentProgram Empowers Partners to Maintain and Build Capacity to Provide Top-of-the-Line Support and Ensure Customer Satisfaction
Harmonic , the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the launch of the Harmonic Certified Services Partner (CSP) program, which recognizes and rewards Harmonic partners for continued investment in technical talent. The program is designed not only to enhance customer confidence in participating partners, but also to foster continual improvement in the partner-provided support services afforded to Harmonic customers worldwide.
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Seth Green And The Studio Behind Robot Chicken Partner With Vimeo To Introduce Online Stop-Motion Animation Course
New York Comic Con Attendees to Get First Look at Course in Live SessionToday at the Javits Center
Today from Comic Con, Vimeo and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, as well as Mattel's WWE Slam City, L/Studio's Friendship All-Stars, MAD's stop-motion Spy vs. Spy, among many others, announced a partnership to offer a first-of-its-kind stop-motion character animation course.
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ABS Strengthens Operations Team with New Hires
News: ABS Strengthens Operations Team with New HiresProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced Mindy Siegel Baggett has been hired as director of operations, effective May 27. She is the latest hire in an ongoing effort this year to improve company operations. Natalie Hoffman joined accounts receivable and payable in January, while David McKillip was added in May to manage warehouse and logistics.
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Jan Molter joins Hiltron GmbH as Managing Director
News: Jan Molter joins Hiltron GmbH as Managing DirectorDan Technologies A/S announces a new addition to the board of satellite communications equipment manufacturer and systems integrator Hiltron GmbH. Jan Molter joins Hiltron as Managing Director with effect from September 1.
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Sound Devices Puts Full Range of Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders on Display at IBC 2014
News: Sound Devices Puts Full Range of Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders on Display at IBC 2014Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 Address the Multiple-Source Audio/Video Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, along with its new video-products brand Video Devices, is giving audio and video equipment racks a makeover with a full suite of rack-mounted solutions, including the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder, at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand B59). Seamlessly replacing tape- and disc-based video decks, the PIX line of products are a complete offering addressing a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production. In addition, Sound Devices will feature its first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI. The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording.
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WDR Selects Blackmagic Design for Signal Distribution in Education Facility
German public broadcaster WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) has built new studio facilities designed to educate the next generation of aspiring broadcast engineers. The studio has been built around a Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure, including the Compact Videohub, SmartScope Duo and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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New York Headquarters Welcomes Visitors With Stunning Video Wall
News: New York Headquarters Welcomes Visitors With Stunning Video WallBrookfield Installs Ultra-High Resolution Video Wall Controlled by Dataton WATCHPAX in new Corporate Headquarters
Visitors to Brookfield Office Properties' new corporate headquarters on the 15th floor of 250 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan, New York, will be met with a massive and ultra high-resolution video wall. Composed of 36 ultra narrow bezel 55” screens, the video wall tells the story of Brookfield as a company, with stunning high resolution visuals and motion graphics driven by Dataton’s WATCHOUT multi-display system.
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Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&A
News: Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&ALeading manufacturer of broadcast video equipment, Ensemble Designs and JB&A Distribution are pleased to announce a new sales and distribution agreement, effective immediately.
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TJ’s Sports Garden Enhances Fans’Game Viewing Experience with 18-Monitor, Matrox Mura MPX-Powered Video Wall
News: TJ’s Sports Garden Enhances Fans’Game Viewing Experience with 18-Monitor, Matrox Mura MPX-Powered Video WallAV partners Hitplay and Roalka Digital Media leverage five Mura MPX output/input boards to showcase live sporting events across easy-to-use 6x3 platform
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that West Virginia’s TJ’s Sports Garden deployed Matrox Mura MPX™ single-slot, output/input controller boards to capture and display live sporting events on an 18-monitor video wall installation for an unrivalled sports viewing experience. AV partners Hitplay and Roalka Digital Media leveraged Mura MPX’s universal input channel support to source digital, analog, and HDCP-compliant signals, and output them across a group of displays or the entire video wall. To further simplify video wall management, Hitplay integrated a Crestron 2-Series Control System™ so operators can seamlessly send content and layout commands to the wall via a user-friendly Apple® iPad® interface.
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Matrox Announces Linux Software Development Kit for SDI Video Cards
Matrox® Video today announced a Matrox DSX™ SDK for Linux®. Designed to enable rapid application development, this new SDK has a component-based architecture that provides a common API across the industry-leading Matrox DSX family of SDI video cards for developers. From a single development effort, broadcast equipment manufacturers can create a variety of products, such as live encoders, transcoders, video ingest/playout servers and broadcast graphics systems.
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Avid Video Mixdowns as DaVinci Resolve SourcesAvid Video Mixdowns as DaVinci Resolve Sources
People have been asking advice from television online editor and frequent Creative COW contributor Scott Freeman on what to do when an Avid video mixdown is going to be used as a source for DaVinci Resolve.Here are his thoughts on how to get in on the fun of linking metadata to essence.
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Sexism in video production is making work environments hostile and keeping women away, but the most damaging sexist actions aren't what you think.
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The Premiere Clip app is a great way to get started in shooting, editing and sharing your own videos, and today Adobe is encouraging everyone to sink their claws into a cat video of their own for National Cat Day.
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Post Production: Protect Yourself Before You Sign a ContractPost Production: Protect Yourself Before You Sign a Contract
In this trailer for a Business & Marketing training series at WalterBiscardi.com, Walt tells us what post production pros need to know and ask before taking on that big post project.
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In this trailer for a Business & Marketing training series at WalterBiscardi.com, Walt tells us to Put Post First! Save time and money by starting with post. In the series, you'll learn what producers and content creators need to know to save time, money and create a better end product.
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Come to my Gender Equality Panel at NAB 2015!
I just realized I haven't formally invited the entire internet to a panel I'm helping to put together at this year's NAB Show. After reading my Sexism in Post article, Adobe reached out to see how they could help the visibility of women in the industry. Long story short, I've...
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Learn to "Dance" in 2015
When we rang in the New Year I suggested a Resolution for everyone in a very simple tweet: “For 2015, resolve to take a risk, something you’ve thought about but never thought you’d do. It’s fun.” Lee Ann Womack said it well in “I Hope You Dance.” “I hope you...
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