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Accusys ExaSAN to Introduce the A16T2-Share shareable Thunderbolt storage at NAB show 2015 - SL13416
News: Accusys ExaSAN to Introduce the A16T2-Share shareable Thunderbolt storage at NAB show 2015 - SL13416Accusys ExaSAN is scheduled to launch the world’s first-ever shareable Thunderbolt storage, A16T2-Share, at NAB show to provide high performance yet cost-effective shared storage system for content creators.
At NAB show 2015, Accusys storage Ltd. will be exhibiting the innovative shareable Thunderbolt storage, A16T2-Share, a product designed to overcome the limitations of existing Thunderbolt direct attached storage and to provide its users with a productivity-boosting, cost-effective Thunderbolt shared storage system.
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BBS Lighting Intros Pipeline System Remote Phosphor Lights and more at NAB
News: BBS Lighting Intros Pipeline System Remote Phosphor Lights and more at NABBBS Lighting, pioneer of revolutionary remote phosphor technology in LED lighting fixtures, will show a variety of professional lighting innovations at NAB booth C11546.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions on Display with Interactive Booth Demonstrations at the 2015 NAB Show
Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater
At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.
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News from Archion: NAB 2015 product showcase
Archion Advances Shared Storage Technology & Introduces Must See New Workflow Solutions at NAB 2015 -- Demonstrating How EditStor Platform Tackles the Most Demanding Editorial Workflows & Showcasing Collaborate Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Users.
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, will be showcasing its price performance-leading EditStor EO and introducing two new products at NAB 2015 -- EditStor Omni, a powerhouse for handling the challenges of 4K, 6K and 8K media workflows, and Collaborate, a new appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® (CC). Both of these new products address the growing requirements within the media and entertainment industries for simple, secure and affordable collaboration.
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Leader Instruments Lv5490 Chosen For First 4k/uhd Mobile
News: Leader Instruments Lv5490 Chosen For First 4k/uhd MobileSee Leader at NAB 2015, Las Vegas, April 13-16 Stand C9015, Central Hall
A Leader Instruments LV5490 4K/HD/SD-SDI multi-mode waveform monitor has been chosen by the Mobile TV Group for integration into North America's first 4K/UHD mobile production unit.
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Grass Valley News: TV Cultura Adds a Half Dozen Grass Valley LDX
News: Grass Valley News: TV Cultura Adds a Half Dozen Grass Valley LDXTV Cultura Adds a Half Dozen Grass Valley LDX Cameras for Enhanced News Production
São Paulo-based TV Cultura has been relying on solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide overall operational excellence in its studios for almost a decade. So when the time came to upgrade its cameras, the choice was an easy one. Six new LDX Flex cameras with XCU base stations are coming online to provide improved image quality and flexibility for the future.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
News: Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer’s latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art
News: TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic ArtGuiding Australia’s next generation of artists
TDC - Technical Direction Company is proud to announce a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art, which will see TDC provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia’s artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners.
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Littlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform
News: Littlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video PlatformLittlefox Communications Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform to Collaborate with Editors, Production Teams and Clients Around the World
Aframe announced that UK-based Littlefox Communications has chosen Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform as a collaborative space to manage and edit the video content it creates for its clients. As a digital communications company specialising in video to aid and develop business strategies for global organisations, Littlefox knew it needed a “one to many” solution that would allow easy access to content irrespective of the team’s location.
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Orad Presents 3D Pre-Visualization at NAB Booth SL6317
News: Orad Presents 3D Pre-Visualization at NAB Booth SL6317Orad will be presenting for the first time at NAB a unique 3D pre-visualization tool for broadcasters. The solution is ideal for virtual studio designers, providing them with the option to walk through a virtual studio from the cameras perspective. The solution, which provides a powerful 3D experience without the cumbersome devices seen in the past, will be on display at Orad’s Booth SL 6317.
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Cinedeck File Based Insert_Editing Smashes Editor
News: Cinedeck File Based Insert_Editing Smashes EditorCinedeck File-Based Insert Editing Smashes Editorial Roadblock Unique capability eliminates program re-rendering and dramatically improves productivity in mainstream NLE workflows
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A/v Giant Rentex Fields 20 Panasonic Ak-hc3800 Hd Studio Cameras
News: A/v Giant Rentex Fields 20 Panasonic Ak-hc3800 Hd Studio CamerasRentex (Canton, MA), one of the nation’s largest, most established wholesale providers of computer, audiovisual & production rental equipment, has recently increased its supply of Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras to 20 units.
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NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solution
News: NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solutionAutoscript, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase its recently launched E.P.I.C. 19 to NAB visitors for the first time, including a new feature, display remote control. The new 19 inch Enhanced Prompting Information Centre offers large studios one of the lightest and most power-efficient teleprompter systems for its size.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support
NAB 2015 Press Previews
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Atomos Shogun Adds Free Functionality for Filmmakers
The Atomos Shogun, already widely acclaimed as the industry's premier 4K Monitor Recorder, gains a multitude of exciting new features available immediately as a free firmware update.
In the space of only 3 months, the Atomos Shogun has quickly cemented itself as the indispensable tool for filmmakers. It is the only product on the market that combines a 4K ProRes 10-bit recorder, 1920 x 1200 high pixel density monitor, professional balanced XLR audio and seamless conversion between HDMI & HD-SDI workflows all housed within a lightweight, durable polycarbonate/ABS body. With AtomOS6.2 firmware released today, the impressive feature list continues to expand, with functionality improvements to enhance the recording, playback & monitoring capability.
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Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking Community
News: Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking CommunityCompany Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
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Film Riot's Epic Summer Film Project
Connolly Teams Up with Indie Filmmakers Seth Worley and Andrew Kramer for “Epic Summer” of New Short Films and Complete Behind-the-Scenes Series
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) and Triune Films founder/creator, Ryan Connolly, announced today the launch of “Film Riot’s Epic Summer,” a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming indie film directors. For this ambitious event, Connolly is teaming up with Andrew Kramer - renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as "Plot Device" and the recent sensation, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswald.
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution
The Company's new organization charts the course for the future
Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.
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Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History Month
News: Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History MonthUnique Special Draws Large Viewer Response And Community Engagement Across The US; Agency Plans New Documentaries For Q3 2015 And 2016
This year local TV stations across America commemorated Black History Month in an engaging new way: over 100 stations aired “The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience,” a fascinating documentary special that attracted large viewing audiences, as well as inspired community events and education nationwide.
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HBO Europe Chooses General Dynamics Mediaware to Power Promo Insertion for Eastern Europe
InStream Splice to deliver digital program insertion for HBO Europe
General Dynamics Mediaware has announced that their InStream MPEG splicing and transport stream server solution has been deployed by HBO Europe in the Adria region, covering Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Bulgaria. The system is being used to manage 5 incoming shared broadcast streams generating a total of 20 individualised channels inserted for each of the countries with localized promotional material, accompanied with language appropriate audio, subtitles and teletext, capable of supporting additional channels as required.
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DPS Inc. Announces Official Launch of DPS Cinema
DPS Inc., the film and TV industry’s premier lighting and entertainment production services company announces the launch of its cinematic services division, DPS Cinema.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare Sets
News: Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare SetsThe new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets are highly versatile and economical accessories for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. Each of the seven Master Anamorphic focal lengths has its own specific flare set, comprising easily replaceable front and rear glass elements that can be used individually or in combination to provide the lens with three additional looks for enriched on-set creativity.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert Hales
News: DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert HalesDNA is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning music video and commercial director Robert Hales.
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Grass Valley and Belden Inc. to Discuss Latest Broadcast Technology Trends at 2015 NAB Show
At NAB 2015, attendees will have the opportunity to experience emerging technologies and learn how to thrive in an industry where technology and consumer demands are ever-changing. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will discuss the latest technology trends, explore the challenges and benefits broadcasters will face in the future and offer guidance on suitable solutions based on their unique needs.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support Booth SL10510
The EditShare® NAB 2015 showcase headlines include XStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant “scale out” storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and the latest release of the company’s media asset management platform, EditShare Flow 3.2.
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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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Hooligan Signs Editor Tom Schachte
News: Hooligan Signs Editor Tom SchachteHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, has signed award-winning editor Tom Schachte. He joins Hooligan following tenures at Blue Rock and Wild Child, respectively.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' by Modern VideoFilm
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan to grade Director Terrence Malick’s new film, “Knight of Cups.” The film premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival in February and is the fourth collaboration between McMahan and Malick.
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Award-Winning Director Morgan Spurlock and Renowned Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Avid Connect 2015
With Last Year's Event a Sell-Out and Hundreds of Participants Already Registered for the Second Annual Event of the Avid Customer Association, Limited Space is Filling Quickly
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced exciting developments in its preparation for Avid Connect 2015, the second annual event of the Avid Customer Association, to be held April 10-12, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas--just prior to the NAB show. Guest keynote speakers will include award-winning writer, director, and producer Morgan Spurlock; and Guy Kawasaki, the renowned author, entrepreneur and business advisor.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic Tundra
News: Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic TundraWirecast, robotic cameras, and a custom cell data network are part of the bear necessities when broadcasting from the polar bear capital of the world
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Wirecast, its popular live streaming software, was instrumental to another successful season of Polar Bear International’s Tundra Connections show. For the past six years, BJ Kirschhoffer, director of field operations for PBI, has produced the live program for thousands of classrooms all over the world studying conservation and climate change. Targeted at schools, universities and community organizations, the main objective is to give people experience with polar bears in their natural habitat while learning from climate and animal experts.
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Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB ShowNew 4K monitor series amplifies quality for sports and other advanced production applications – with native resolution displays up to 84 inches
Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a complete portfolio of 4K monitors at the 2015 NAB Show in alignment with increased industry demand. Available in widths scaling to 84 inches, the Plura 4K Series brings together the exceptional built-in feature set Plura monitors are known for, while doubling down on quality, detail and performance to give production facilities an edge in Ultra HD monitoring.
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Sonnet Expands Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis Product Line, Adds New Single-Slot Model
Compact Echo™ Express SE I Supports Nearly Every Thunderbolt-Compatible PCI Express® Card
Sonnet today announced the Echo™ Express SE I, the latest addition to the award-winning Echo Express line of Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® expansion systems. Like the other members of the Echo Express family, the SE I enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express® cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt port. The new single-slot model supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width cards (PCIe card plus daughter card).
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Aframe Advances Cloud-Based Video Collaboration with Spring 2015 Release
News: Aframe Advances Cloud-Based Video Collaboration with Spring 2015 ReleaseAframe Advances Cloud-Based Video Collaboration with Spring 2015 Release
Aframe announced today that the next generation of its cloud-based video collaboration platform will be available at NAB 2015. With new features that streamline review, expand search, simplify the user experience and extend format support, the Spring 2015 release enables more efficient, accessible, cost effective management of video and production assets.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Brings Wireless Ultra Motion Closer to the Action
News: I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Brings Wireless Ultra Motion Closer to the ActionI-MOVIX is launching the X10 UHD RF Ultra Motion system at NAB 2015 , completing the X10 range of class-leading ultra motion systems.
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Cinedeck & Wiredrive Present Time-Saving File-Based Solutions At The Editors' Lounge
News: Cinedeck & Wiredrive Present Time-Saving File-Based Solutions At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their monthly educational and networking event with post-production professionals from Los Angeles and surrounding areas getting an up close look at the latest time-saving tools from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. Product demonstrations were given simultaneously throughout the evening, followed by Q&A sessions. All attendees participated in a raffle drawing with one lucky winner going home at the end of the evening with a G drive compliments of Wiredrive.
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MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDER
News: MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDERThe Mainstreet Organization of Realtors/MORe (Downers Corner, IL), the country’s fourth largest local association of real estate professionals, is now shooting informational videos for its 15,000+ members with Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder.
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Wipster Raises $1.2 Million in Funding to Fuel Growth of its Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Review and Approval Platform
Wipster’s Simple, Elegant Video Review and Approval Platform for Creatives Gains Traction, Acclaim; Prepares for Next Phase of Development
Wipster today announced it has successfully raised $1.2 million USD in funding for its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Wipster was created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, with a singular focus on creating a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform experience for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating video projects. Wipster helps bring together creative media teams, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on digital media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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Telestream Expands Sales Team to Address International Growth
Company adds sales management staff in key locations in Europe and Asia in response to strong regional growth
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced expansion of its sales management team to address sales growth for its enterprise-class video products in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. The company reports that overall sales of its Enterprise Products and Services in EMEA and APAC regions have grown by almost 50 percent in the last two years.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx
News: The Vitec Group Acquires ParalinxThe acquisition underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive technologies
The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.
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PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in April
News: PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in AprilShotgun Software, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, announced today a new pricing model and the upcoming inclusion of RV within the Shotgun toolset. The price of Shotgun is now $30 per account/per month with "Awesome" support, or $50 per account/per month with "Super Awesome" support, and the RV image and sequence player will be included in the next major release of Shotgun in April.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name
The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.
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Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB ShowNew portable LCD panels deliver accurate color reproduction in direct sunlight for mobile and outdoor broadcast applications, including aerial ENG monitoring
At the 2015 NAB Show in April, Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will expand its PHB-3G Series of high-brightness portable LCD monitors with a new 7-inch model. Designed for a wide range of broadcast mobile, indoor and outdoor applications, the PHB-3G Series delivers incomparable quality for ENG monitoring in the field under extreme sunlight conditions, or in a typical high-brightness environment inside a sports stadium. Even in direct sunlight, the new monitors deliver stunning picture quality and accurate color reproduction in accordance with SMPTE, EBU, and REC 709 standards.
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Volvo Ocean Race Standardises On Cobham
The Volvo Ocean Race is a testament to the skill and endurance of the crews battling the sea and the elements in a trial of seamanship and boat design. It also illustrates the crucial part communications play in modern sailing. Cobham has a major role in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, supplying technology that not just keeps the boats in touch with the control centre and provides vital contact in time of emergency, but is also a key element in video coverage of the race.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series
News: Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger SeriesNew Addition to Charger Line Features Compact, Low Profile Design
Anton/Bauer® – a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries – has announced that its new LP Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace beginning March 15. An addition to the Performance Charger Series, which was introduced at NAB 2014, the LP Performance Chargers deliver the fastest possible charging sequence in a compact form factor.
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Adder Technology to Demonstrate Newest Line-Up of High Performance KVM Solutions at NAB 2015
New Solutions Emphasize Power and Flexibility of Full IP-Based Workflow
Adder Technology, the high performance KVM specialist, will be demonstrating the latest additions to its IP-based solutions range at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-16 at booth SL8320.
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Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is using the truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional , South America’s largest professional baseball league.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based Workflows
News: Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based WorkflowsTelestream®, 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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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
News: BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. “What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to Amazon
News: Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to AmazonSemel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series.
Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott and based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II, but in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.
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Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For "Last Shot" Immersive Experience at "All Star Weekend"
Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For “Last Shot” Immersive Experience at “All Star Weekend”
Jordan Brand teamed with Creative Shop Stardust and Innovation Agency AKQA, to create “The Last Shot,” an Immersive Experience which marked one of the pinnacle events at this past month’s “All Star Weekend” in New York City. The creative team at Stardust collaborated closely with the brand and AKQA to deliver an experiential re-creation of two of Michael Jordan’s most memorable “Last Shots,” as well as a third, unique future-facing shot.
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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure
News: phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructureGerman public broadcaster chooses Snell for quality and reliability
German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germany's popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV station's broadcasting operations, requires a major infrastructure overhaul; phoenix has chosen Snell IQ Modular to provide the quality and reliability essential for broadcast operations.
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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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Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive Appliances
News: Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive AppliancesProduct Launch Includes Special Trade-in Promotiom
ProMAX, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE editing workstations, and network archive appliances, is announcing new ProMAX archive products with a customer upgrade trade-in promotion, and is presenting hands-on demonstrations of the new Platform Portable workflow server at BVExpo stand E 40 at Excel London February 24th - 26th.
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity
Artists virtually reconstruct the Villa Tugendhat, a 1930s architectural icon and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in the Czech Republic, for desktop and mobile devices
The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structure for anyone interested in architectural marvels, can be viewed in real time on desktops and mobile devices via immersive visualizations created by InterMoca, in conjunction with the Museum of the City of Brno.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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Telestream Releases Switch for Windows
Long awaited Windows version of the award-winning Switch professional media player is now available. Switch also adds playback and deep inspection of media and metadata including display of embedded captions/subtitles plus easy distribution to iTunes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of Switch for Windows. Now available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, Switch gives media professionals everything they need to play, inspect, correct and distribute their multi-format media in one professional application.
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Where Are They Now – The View From 35 Years In The Future
New Ad Campaign For AICP Awards Highlights Inclusion At MoMA
The AICP today launched a series of short films to promote the Call for Entries to the 2015 AICP Awards – the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The campaign, under the banner “Craft Your Legacy,” is viewable at www.craft-your-legacy.com, and promotes the fact the all winning work in the AICP Awards is permanently archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINI
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINIARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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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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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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If you're like most people in video production, you're a bit of an introvert, and that makes trade shows a complicated matter. Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee Wall offers suggestions to help you fight shyness and balance your social meter to have the best NAB Show you possibly can.
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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 Post: Sometimes ItSexism in Post: Sometimes It's What You Think, Sometimes Not
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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VTR-Style selection: 1080p 59.94 to 1080i 59.94 Avid Media Composer Version 8.3
Avid sequence video playback for 1080p (progressive) 59.94 fps (frames per second) in a 1080i (interlaced) 59.94 fps (fields per second) Avid Project and what I am seeing in Avid Media Composer version 8.3 with "VTR-Style" "VTR-Style" selection with a "Field Motion" selection, the "Motion Effect Editor" unlocks clips in...
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Avid Media Composer mixed frame rate relinking / everything relinking / AMA, file import, tapeless, batch import, tape, drop frame / non-drop frame timecode metadata
Relinking "Master Clip(s)" with populated metadata in a user created custom column as the locking gear for relinking video essence with an Avid Bin. If master clips have the same two matching columns (one)"AUX TC2" metadata (usually populated with start timecode metadata) and a custom column like (two)"LINK" (usually populated...
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The snow is finally starting to melt, well except in Boston, so that means it’s time for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention.   I’ve gone so many times it’s more like a family reunion than a trade show anymore.  Here’s my 2015 edition of “Tips from an NAB Veteran to make...
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