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VideoBlocks Extends Enterprise Service, Offering Over Four Million Studio-Quality Creative Assets to Power Digital Workforce
VideoBlocks Extends Enterprise Service, Offering Over Four Million Studio-Quality Creative Assets to Power Digital Workforce
VideoBlocks to provide contributors with the most competitive revenue sharing program within the digital stock media ecosystem
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based stock media service that empowers digital artists worldwide, announced today the launch of an extension to their Enterprise platform that will put over four million royalty-free, high-quality media assets—including the growing libraries of AudioBlocks and GraphicStock—into the hands of TV and film production studios, advertising agencies, publishers, and more. VideoBlocks Enterprise continues to evolve and to meet the overwhelming demand from creative driven companies for affordable and accessible professional stock media for commercial distribution.
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro
Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro
Millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video as well as music and sound effects immediately accessible from directly within the NLE
Pond5 today announced the availability of the Pond5 Add-on for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, a free plug-in available through the Adobe Premiere extension panel that makes millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video as well as music and sound effects immediately accessible from directly within the NLE.
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TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
Integrations with Avid and Vizrt helps national broadcaster reduce workflow complexity and increase efficiency in news and MAM operations
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced a major order for its Vantage® Media Processing Platform from New Zealand’s leading free to air broadcaster, Television New Zealand Limited (TVNZ). The order sees TVNZ installing multiple nodes of Vantage Transcode Pro Connect with the Advanced Avid option which enables delivery of files and metadata into Avid Interplay. Also, Vantage Array provides peer-to-peer system management with fail-over and CPU-aware load balancing.
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Work on the BBC One drama included conform, grading, and VFX compositing for over 90 shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that picture post on BBC One drama "Broken," including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Firmware upgrades include Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam 35/HS, Ver. 5.5 for the VariCam LT, and Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam Pur
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
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Convergent Design Releases New Firmware For Avid DNxHD, VariCam LT RAW up to 2K/240fps and More
Convergent Design Releases New Firmware For Avid DNxHD, VariCam LT RAW up to 2K/240fps and More
Updates for Odyssey, Apollo recorder/monitor products feature new formats and frame rates
Firmware v2017.06 Is Ready to Go! With this update our team is bringing Odyssey and Apollo owners something to really get excited about. Titan HD Extract is now available as a FREE upgrade for both Odyssey and Apollo. The Odyssey RAW Bundle now supports Panasonic Varicam LT RAW at up to 2K/240fps, we've also added Avid DNxHD Recording to both Odyssey and Apollo just to name a few of the things we've been working on.
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Crossgates Baptist Church Chooses RoomMatch System from Bose Professional
Crossgates Baptist Church Chooses RoomMatch System from Bose Professional
Entire system powered by 14 Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifiers and processed by a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-880 engineered sound processor
An extensive renovation project at Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, saw a complete sanctuary AVL refresh over the course of two years. Beginning in 2015, AVL systems integrator Paragon 360 designed and installed all new AVL systems, custom scenic and staging elements, motorized rigging systems, and acoustical treatment. And the centerpiece of the project, which was completed in January 2017, is a RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.
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Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to be used as “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
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Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Luminary Visuals Studio produces a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Luminary Visuals Studio produced a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Garibaldi Watches, which claims to be the maker of the world’s thinnest denim watch.
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Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
High-performance, full-frame sensor compatible zoom lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine lens will begin shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD.
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SMPTE Publishes Key Reports on Time Code Standard
SMPTE Publishes Key Reports on Time Code Standard
Time Code Summit Report Presents Findings on Modern User Requirements, and MXF Time Code Study Report Facilitates More Effective Use of Time Code in MXF
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today published two documents, the Time Code Summit Report and the Material eXchange Format (MXF) Time Code Study Report. Both reports offer valuable insights into how the SMPTE Time Code™ standard (ST 12-1 Time and Control Code) can evolve to serve as a more useful tool in media production.
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Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Project involved remastering sixteen of Goldcrest Film's titles, including "Dance with a Stranger" (1985), "Absolute Beginners" (1986) and "White Mischief" (1987)
Blackmagic Design has announced that Goldcrest Post has utilized a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for a major restoration project to upgrade asset formatting for all of Goldcrest Film's prestigious library titles, which were scanned to Ultra HD 4K and remastered in 2K.
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NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
Large digital art museum in Tokyo uses ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced that NTT Learning Systems Corporation (NTTLS) has built a 4K recording and streaming system for a large digital art museum in Tokyo using ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic products included multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohubs, Ultra Studio 4K, and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that a number of Blackmagic products, including multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, were used by Tokyo’s Digital Garden to create a new 8K HDR video.
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Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase Mastering Workstation in Support of “Dolby Vision” Event
Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase Mastering Workstation in Support of “Dolby Vision” Event
“Dolby Vision: Coloring the Future of Film and Television” panel will include a reception to meet with Dolby Vision partners and explore their solutions including QC, color-grading systems, and HDR professional monitors.
Premier transmitter, test and measurement and studio equipment manufacturer, Rohde & Schwarz, will showcase its Clipster mastering workstation as a Dolby Vision workflow partner of the conference, “Dolby Vision: Coloring the Future of Film and Television,” in New York City tomorrow, May 23rd. The event will start at 6pm at W New York – Union Square, 201 Park Avenue South.
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multiCAM Systems Elevates Integrated Production and Delivery for AV Environments at InfoComm Debut
Company will demonstrate rich array of fully and semi-automated systems to capture, record and stream presentations, lectures and live events
multiCAM Systems, a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, will introduce its complete range of integrated production systems for corporate, education and other AV verticals at its InfoComm debut.
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Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 Roadshow
Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 RoadshowWhat: Come and see the latest Blackmagic Design solutions for video, television and film production at the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Roadshow! Don’t miss the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations of the newly announced DaVinci Resolve 14, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and more.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI, HDMI & ASI video I/O cards and mini converters for the professional video industry, has released IngeSTore version 1.1, which is now available free from the Bluefish444 website.
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Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Short film in partnership with Singapore Film Commission, color graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning Singapore-based short film director Daniel Yam shot his new short film, “Time,” using URSA Mini Pro and completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve. The film marks Viddsee’s first original short film, which was commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.
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Crystal Vision Releases TANDEM10-VF Audio Embedder/De-embedder
Crystal Vision Releases TANDEM10-VF Audio Embedder/De-embedder
Flexible embedder/de-embedder for Crystal Vision's new frame system supports a mixture of up to eight external AES stereo pairs and four stereo pairs (or eight mono channels) of external analogue audio simultaneously
Crystal Vision has added flexible embedding and de-embedding to its new Vision frame system. Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources, TANDEM10-VF is a powerful four group audio embedder/de-embedder with the ability to embed and de-embed a mixture of up to eight external AES stereo pairs and four stereo pairs (or eight mono channels) of external analogue audio – making it equally suited to those who need to embed and de-embed at the same time or to those who want a single product for use as an embedder or de-embedder as required. Giving more video outputs than the company's previous embedders/de-embedders, the feature-rich TANDEM10-VF includes full audio routing, audio and video processing, flexible delay compensation, fibre input/output connectivity and comprehensive signal monitoring.
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Brandlive Streamlines Its Workflow and Serves Its Clients Efficiently with Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Brandlive Streamlines Its Workflow and Serves Its Clients Efficiently with Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV SwitcherLive interactive video platform Brandlive is a vehicle for brands and retailers to interact with their audiences for training, marketing and e-commerce use cases, with a software platform that clients can use to execute live video events and pre-recorded video-based training events. Recently, Brandlive added a key element to its digital production workflow: the VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher from Roland Professional A/V. Ethan Burke, Director of Production, Brandlive, notes, “We’re using the Roland VR-4HD for our live productions.
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Quantum to Present Creative Storage Conference Keynote Address on Key Storage Considerations for 4K
Quantum to Present Creative Storage Conference Keynote Address on Key Storage Considerations for 4K
Greg Holick Will Provide 4K Performance Metrics to Assist Media Facilities in Designing Optimal Storage Configurations
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Greg Holick, director of cloud storage solutions, will present a keynote address at the 2017 Creative Storage Conference (CS 2017) in Culver City, California. Drawing on extensive 4K workflow testing incorporating different stream counts, formats and storage technologies — both disk and flash — Holick will discuss how media facilities can configure their storage infrastructure to best meet their performance, capacity and cost requirements.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Versatile new Z-HD5500 1080p camera will make its InfoComm debut, while in-depth discussions will explore evolving HDR technologies in A/V workflows
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) is coming to InfoComm 2017 with a selection of new and established camera solutions designed for high-quality video acquisition across a wide range of audio-visual environments. Hitachi Kokusai will co-exhibit with the Digital Media Division of Hitachi America, Ltd. in booth 3429 at the event, which will take place June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
High-performance, scale-out storage with integrated media management facilitates ingest to playout to archive for dual newsrooms; centralized content on EditShare XStream with integrated Flow enables media sharing and collaboration across Russian sites
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that 24-hour news broadcaster, News Media, has upgraded its Moscow-based LIFE and the recently acquired St. Petersburgh-based LIFE78 news station infrastructures with XStream EFS high-availability, distributed shared storage; integrated Flow production asset management (PAM); and Ark Disk archiving solutions. The major revamp also includes EditShare Geevs, which manages HD-SDI ingest and multi-channel playout for both stations.
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FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
Installed Panasonic components include Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box, AW-HR140 Outdoor PTZ, and AW-HE130 HD PTZ Cameras
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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Telestream Live Streaming Revolutionizes Audience Engagement at FAI World Gliding Championships
Telestream Live Streaming Revolutionizes Audience Engagement at  FAI World Gliding Championships
Wirecast dramatically increases speed of streaming production and delivery, enabling far greater volume of video for fans
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that its Wirecast live streaming production software recently allowed aviation sport fans worldwide to connect with the 34th FAI World Gliding Championships. With 29 nations competing in this year’s Championship in Benalla, Australia during January, the addition of sophisticated live streaming capabilities helped cement the event’s place as one of the largest sport aviation events in the world.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
Extensive in-house testing showed clear preference for the PX5000G; will integrate with LiveU Central cloud-based IP management platform and Adobe Premiere Pro
The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA) has recently purchased four AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch 2.2M 3-MOS P2 HD AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorders for the production of long-form programming. These camcorders replace an earlier generation of P2 gear that the Weather Channel, a longtime Panasonic P2 customer, had used for EFP since the mid-2000s.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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Fullscreen Media Collaborates Remotely with Facilis TerraBlock Servers
Staff benefits from shared workflow and linked high-speed storage networks between facilities
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that youth-oriented digital media company, Fullscreen Media, is using TerraBlock shared storage systems to improve collaboration and workflows between its remotely located teams.
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Bittree 12G+ Video Patchbays Win Trio of Prestigious Industry Accolades at 2017 NAB Show
Bittree 12G+ Video Patchbays Win Trio of Prestigious Industry Accolades at 2017 NAB Show
Next-generation, single-link patching solution recognized by engineers and industry experts for innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance
Bittree, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and data patching systems, has been honored with three Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media for the company’s new 12G+ Mini-WECO Coaxial Video Patchbay. Reflecting the innovative 12G+ solution’s significance and benefits across multiple professional markets, Bittree was presented with the awards at the 2017 NAB Show from diverse NewBay publications TV Technology (the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets), Sound & Video Contractor (the definitive technical resource for A/V integrators, contractors, dealers and consultants), and Government Video (a resource for federal, military, state and local government media professionals).
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TVU Networks Wins Two Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017
TVU Networks Wins Two  Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017
TVU Producer receives a Best of Show Award from Video Edge, while TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter wins a Best of Show Award from TV Technology
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions,is the recipient of two NewBay Media Best of Show Awards, presented last month at the 2017 NAB Show. TVU Network’s TVU One mobile transmitter solution with support for the H.265/HEVC video compression standard received NewBay’s Best of Show Award from TV Technology, while TVU Networks’ new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer, won NewBay’s Best of Show Award from Video Edge.
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Roland GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones is Now Available
Roland GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones is Now Available
Perform, mix audio, and record video with your smartphone – all at once
Roland announces the availability of GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound that’s a marked upgrade over using the phone’s built-in mono mic or analog line input. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments, and media players, and mix them all together live while they shoot. Ultra-portable and simple to use, GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to social media videos.
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NASA Uses RED Cameras to Capture ISS Images: Live broadcast Weds, Apr 26
NASA Uses RED Cameras to Capture ISS Images: Live broadcast Weds, Apr 26
“Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” Live on Wednesday, April 26, 10:30AM PDT
NASA announced it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). America’s space agency is a pioneer in the application of advanced media – including 4K. NASA used the RED EPIC DRAGON to improve the quality of their images captured aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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FilmLight announces free Baselight STUDENT
FilmLight announces free Baselight STUDENT
New offering allows experienced or future talent to move up to Baselight with support from FilmLight
At NAB2017, FilmLight will preview their latest product, Baselight STUDENT, a software-only macOS application that answers the call from a growing number of facilities for trained Baselight colourists and assistants.
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IBM Aspera Partner Ecosystem Continues to Expand with New Product Integrations at NAB 2017
IBM Aspera Partner Ecosystem Continues to Expand with New Product Integrations at NAB 2017
Leading media and entertainment vendors announce new mission-critical Aspera product integrations to be showcased at industry exhibition
Aspera, an IBM Company, has dramatically expanded its market-leading technology partner ecosystem with incremental cutting-edge integrations available ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual exhibition beginning April 22 in Las Vegas. Adding to Aspera’s industry-leading technology partnership ecosystem—which comprises more than 100 companies—additional integrated offerings are now available for deployment from dominant media and entertainment vendors.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Portable Thunderbolt 3 broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB capture and playback solution!
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 14
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 14
Revolutionary new tools for editing, color correction and professional audio post production has been designed to enable a historic leap forward in post production workflows!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production. Blackmagic Design believes the new DaVinci Resolve will break through the stagnant toolsets used in post production, and offer a new path forward for the smallest as well as the largest facilities in the world.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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AJA Brings New Features to The RovoCam Camera System with RovoControl 3.0
AJA Brings New Features to The RovoCam Camera System with RovoControl 3.0At NAB 2017, AJA Video Systems revealed new features for its RovoCam compact block camera and accompanying RovoRx HDBaseT receivers via new RovoControl 3.0 software. RovoControl 3.0 delivers several new customer-requested features and UI enhancements that improve camera configuration and control.
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AJA Announces HELO v1.1 Firmware
AJA Announces HELO v1.1 FirmwareAJA Video Systems announced new v1.1 firmware for its versatile HELO H.264 streaming, encoding and recording device. The update adds new features to HELO that further simplify and expand live production workflows.
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AJA Unveils New 12G-SDI and Fiber Mini-Converters at NAB 2017
AJA Unveils New 12G-SDI and Fiber Mini-Converters at NAB 2017
Debuts 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re-clocking Distribution Amplifier and 12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer alongside New FiDO Multi-Mode Options
AJA Video Systems today announced new Mini-Converters that resolve interoperability and interconnectivity challenges in modern broadcast and ProAV environments. New products include the 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re-clocking Distribution Amplifier, 12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer, and new Multi-Mode SFP options for its family of FiDO SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters.
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AJA Announces New KUMO CP2 Control Panel at NAB 2017
AJA Announces New KUMO CP2 Control Panel at NAB 2017
Flexible LAN-based controller for all KUMO routers
AJA Video Systems unveiled its new destination-oriented KUMO CP2 Control Panel for plug-and-play control of AJA’s complete line of compact KUMO SDI routers. Ideal for broadcast environments, it can be used in standalone or networked configurations for KUMO 6464, 3232, 1616 and 1604.
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AJA Introduces New Solutions for IP Workflows at NAB 2017
AJA Introduces New Solutions for IP Workflows at NAB 2017
Announces KONA IP License Option for JPEG 2000; Previews KONA IP Firmware for SMPTE 2110; Debuts IPT-1G-HDMI and IPT-1G-SDI Mini-Converters
AJA Video Systems announced new firmware for its KONA IP desktop video and audio I/O card, along with two new IP Mini-Converters, significantly expanding flexibility in IP-based workflows. A new KONA IP license option for JPEG 2000 (2K), a preview of KONA IP firmware for SMPTE 2110, and new IPT-1G-HDMI and IPT-1G-SDI Mini-Converters will facilitate flexible and cost-efficient delivery of work to and from creative suites via 1Gb Ethernet.
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AJA Launches Ki Pro Ultra Plus with 4-Channel HD Recording and HDMI 2.0 Support
AJA Launches Ki Pro Ultra Plus with 4-Channel HD Recording and HDMI 2.0 SupportAJA Video Systems today announced Ki Pro Ultra Plus, introducing 1, 2, 3 or 4-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, and full HDMI 2.0 (up to 12-bit capture and output) for 4K/UltraHD workflows.
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AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
FS-HDR Frame Synchronizer and Converter Delivers HDR and Wide Color Gamut Processing, Powered by Colorfront Engine™
AJA Video Systems is previewing FS-HDR, an exciting new product delivering breakthrough HDR workflow conversion capabilities. Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for real time 4K/UHD and 2K/HD workflows. It will be demonstrated for the first time as a technology preview during NAB 2017 at AJA’s booth, #SL2505.
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​Videoblocks Launches The Most Artist-friendly Stock Photo Marketplace, Giving Photographers 100% Of Their Sales
​Videoblocks Launches The Most Artist-friendly Stock Photo Marketplace, Giving Photographers 100% Of Their Sales
VideoBlocks Powers through on Path of Industry Disruption, Launching Stock Photo Marketplace that will Allow Contributors to Keep 100 Percent of their Sales
VideoBlocks,the first subscription-based provider of royalty-free stock media, today announced the launch of its artist-friendly stock Photo Marketplace that will reward photo contributors with 100 percent commission from their sales.
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Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Lens metadata aids workflow and saves money on set and in post
Cooke Optics announced today that Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony are embracing an industry-defining project to standardise the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology protocol.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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ARRI ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless
ARRI ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless
New ALEXA SXT W incorporates a built-in video transmitter; Part of a complete ARRI Wireless Video System
ARRI is announcing an exciting upgrade to the ALEXA SXT platform, making ALEXA SXT an entirely wireless professional motion picture camera system.
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JMR Debuts ICS Media MASSter 102 for On-Set and Studios Needing Extremely High Transfer Data Duplication
JMR Debuts ICS Media MASSter 102 for On-Set and Studios Needing Extremely High Transfer Data Duplication
Ruggedized, portable data duplication system ingests and makes multiple digital copies duplicating 1TB in less than 50 minutes
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, today announced the general availability of the ICS Media MASSter 102 for production workflows requiring a rugged, portable system for duplicating digital assets at ultra-high speeds. Attendees of NAB 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be able to see an active demonstration of the system in the JMR booth, SL9027 (South Hall Lower Level) from April 24th – 27th.
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 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation
 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content CreationCalifornia-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 prestige indie credits such as Captain Fantastic, Dope and Pitch Perfect, Local Hero has been innovating in their field for over 10 years, specialising in making digital films of any budget look their best.
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SBG Sports Software Provides High-Impact Instant Replay with Matrox M264
SBG Sports Software Provides High-Impact Instant Replay with Matrox M264
SBG Focus VAR instant replay application uses Matrox M264 S2 and S3 to support ultra-high channel density in a small form factor
Today, SBG Sports Software announced that its instant replay and adjudication platform, Focus VAR (Video Assistant Referee), can now support up to 24 networked cameras and 24 SDI or HDMI feeds per chassis in a small, compact form factor, thanks to the integration of Matrox® M264 multichannel H264 encoder-decoder cards. The system is designed to provide video referees working in soccer, rugby, multi-sport and motorsport with a one-stop solution for all their adjudication needs.
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NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ Cameras
NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster® multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. JVC will demonstrate its PTZ cameras at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten Vantage
'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten VantageAt the 2017 NAB Show, Vitec Group brands Vinten, a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, and Teradek, a premium provider of H.264 encoders and wireless video devices, have teamed up to showcase the Vinten Vantage robotic camera head in action on the set of the popular "Teradek Live Show" at booth C6025. In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera head.
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Sound Devices Introduces The MD-4 Analog-To-Dante Audio Interface
Sound Devices Introduces The MD-4 Analog-To-Dante Audio Interface
The perfect tool to add four mic/line inputs and four analog outputs to a Dante-based audio network
Sound Devices introduces the MD-4 Analog-to-Dante Audio Interface for NAB Show 2017. The MD-4 is a simple, high-performance interface that connects analog audio to Dante™ audio networks. It offers four high-gain microphone or line-level inputs and four balanced analog outputs. Inputs or outputs can be routed to either headphone jack (front or back panel) for signal monitoring, with LED metering.
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JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG Solutions
JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG SolutionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its end-to-end live production workflow, as well as a number of product enhancements and technology demonstrations, at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle Works with Facebook to Develop One of Industry’s First Depth-Based VFX Software for Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro® Artists, Optimized for 6DoF in the 360 Space
Mettle (www.mettle.com) today announced a collaboration with Facebook on the launch of the new Facebook Surround 360 Family of cameras, unveiled today at at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose.
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CARTONI to Introduce SDS Tripod for ENG and Documentary
CARTONI to Introduce SDS Tripod for ENG and Documentary
Newly-developed Smart Lock mid-level spreader combines with Smart Stop tripod to form the Smart Deployment System for ultra-fast set up.
At NAB 2017, CARTONI, developer of high-quality camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will introduce a new fast deployment tripod system, ideally suited to ENG, documentary and other fast-paced production applications.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces IngeSTore version 1.1, is now available free from the Bluefish444 website. IngeSTore is Bluefish444’s free multi-channel capture software compatible with all Bluefish444 video cards. It captures multiple simultaneous channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI to popular media files for archive, edit, encoding or analysis.
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Archion and NewTek Collaborate for NDI and 4K Demonstration During NAB 2017
Archion and NewTek Collaborate for NDI and 4K Demonstration During NAB 2017At NAB 2017 Booth Number SL 14617, Archion Technologies , along with NewTek, will be demonstrating NewTek’s widely adopted NDI™ standard for IP-based production workflows. The Archion EditStor Velo system will be located in Archion’s booth, connected by Ethernet, to NewTek’s latest 4K video broadcast system. During NAB, the EditStor system will be serving out 4K video to NewTek’s main booth SL5016. Archion will also be interviewed on Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 am,at NewTek’s NDI Central stage.
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Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced the Japan Institute of the Moving Image has installed and are using Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for archiving student films that have been shot at the college over the past four decades. Japan Institute of the Moving Image history began with the legendary film maker Shohei Imamura’s film school, which was launched in 1975. The college is one of the few film schools that still have classes using film cameras, and there have been more than 300 films over the years that their students have completed using film.
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Dalet Galaxy Orchestrates Large-Scale IMF Operations
Dalet Galaxy Orchestrates Large-Scale IMF Operations
Dalet IMF technology meets compliance demands of industry-leading SVOD platform
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations, is demonstrating its comprehensive IMF workflow powered by Dalet Galaxy at NAB 2017 on booth SL6210. The Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF) is designed to simplify and standardize the world of multi-platform, multi-lingual, multi-resolution delivery. Devised by the industry and ratified by SMPTE, IMF is an emerging standardized mastering format for facilities required to distribute many profiles and versions with reliable interoperability.
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Media Science International Selects Hybrik for Cloud Encoding
Media Science International Selects Hybrik for Cloud Encoding
Accelerates Content Protection Watermarking for StudioCDN Service
Media Science International (MSI) today announced that it has selected Hybrik to power its StudioCDN service. StudioCDN ensures the delivery of secure, fully-trackable, digitally-stamped media assets.
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JVC and Peplink Partner to Deliver Bonded Cellular Solutions for Broadcast
JVC and Peplink Partner to Deliver Bonded Cellular Solutions for BroadcastJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a partnership with Plover Bay Technologies’ own brand, Peplink, a leader in VPN bonding solutions. Peplink combines multiple connections to create an unbreakable backbone for the ProHD Mobile Bridge video‑over‑IP solution for uninterruptible multi-camera live broadcasts.
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750mph Future Proofs for Dolby Atmos with Blackmagic Design’s Fairlight
750mph Future Proofs for Dolby Atmos with Blackmagic Design’s FairlightBlackmagic Design has today announced that London-based 750mph has recently completed the expansion and upgrade of its audio facilities around Fairlight's EVO modular console and 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW) platform, including a new state of the art Dolby Atmos certified audio suite. Following its expansion, 750mph now occupies around 10,000 square feet of studio space and is equipped with nine EVO consoles as well as Fairlight's Master Control (XCS) Panel, running ICAN user programmed macro functionality, in the facilities transfer bay.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
New fluid head is designed for broadcast and production cameras with long lenses; featuring the patented Magnum counterbalance system and new silicon fluid drag system.
CARTONI continues its legacy of high quality Italian design and manufacturing with the introduction of its new flagship for the MASTER series of broadcast fluid heads. MASTER 65 is Cartoni’s response to persistent requests from broadcast camera operators for a durable, high performing fluid head alternative that can support heavy camera packages with large zoom lenses.
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Pond5 Announces New Global Partner Program to Distribute Its Collection of Video and Other Multimedia Assets
Pond5 Announces New Global Partner Program to Distribute Its Collection of Video and Other Multimedia Assets
Adobe joins the Pond5 Global Partner Program to place sought-after artist content at the fingertips of Adobe’s vast creative community
Pond5 today announced Adobe will join the company’s Global Partner Program to give Adobe Creative Cloud users access to the industry-renowned Pond5 video library via Adobe Stock, Adobe’s built-in stock content service. The partnership provides the Pond5 artist community a new channel to make its stunning, unique and engaging video clips available to new markets around the world.
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New JVC GY-LS300CH Firmware Adds 4K 4:2:2 Recording and 60P Output
New JVC GY-LS300CH Firmware Adds 4K 4:2:2 Recording and 60P OutputJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the Version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its popular GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder that increases color resolution to 4:2:2 in 4K mode recording and expands Ultra HD (3840x2160) output to include 60/50p.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
See GPU accelerated 4K HDR workflows with Bluefish444 KRONOS and the Adobe Creative Cloud video tools at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at NAB Show 2017 utilising the all new Bluefish4444 KRONOS video, audio and data I/O card.
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Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive 4K video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI & ASI video cards and mini converters in the professional video industry, today announced it will demonstrate at NAB Show 2017 a 4K live production workflow utilising the NewTek Connect Pro application with Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card to capture 4K SDI and encode in real time to NDI for production use.
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AJA Announces Free Desktop Software v13 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Announces Free Desktop Software v13 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
Introduces HLG Support for HDR workflows, 12-Bit/BT.2020 Support for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X, ProRes XQ Playback, KONA IP Support for JPEG 2000 and More
AJA Video Systems unveiled Desktop Software v13 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP families of video and audio input/output devices, which will be on display at NAB 2017 in the AJA Booth, SL2505. The new update expands HDR and IP pipelines with support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and JPEG 2000 workflows. In addition to HDR-10, HLG playout is now also possible from Adobe® Premiere Pro® with AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP.
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Pixvana Partners with Akamai to Deliver Flawless VR Video Experiences
Pixvana Partners with Akamai to Deliver Flawless VR Video ExperiencesPixvana Inc. today announced a partnership with Akamai Technologies to deliver enhanced virtual reality video experiences through its SPIN Studio VR content creation and delivery platform. Pixvana’s SPIN Studio users will now be able to distribute VR content via Akamai’s secure content delivery network (CDN), reducing latency and improving responsiveness for viewers. Pixvana plans to show SPIN Studio as part of Akamai’s innovation demonstrations during the 2017 NAB Show, booth SL3324, April 24-27 in Las Vegas.
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AJA Announces Support for Latest Adobe Premiere Pro CC Spring Release
AJA Announces Support for Latest Adobe Premiere Pro CC Spring Release
New AJA Desktop Software v13 for KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP Brings Support for HLG Playout and JPEG 2000 Workflows to Adobe Premiere Pro
AJA Video Systems today announced support for exciting new HDR and JPEG 2000 workflows with the new spring releases of Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®. AJA’s new Desktop Software v13 brings new HDR support, which will enable HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro with the AJA KONA 4 desktop I/O card or an AJA Io 4K Thunderbolt enabled I/O device.
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XenData Launches Hybrid Cloud Storage Optimized for Video w/ Azure
XenData Launches Hybrid Cloud Storage Optimized for Video w/ Azure
XenData’s Cloud File Gateway is a highly scalable tiered file system that spans on-premises RAID and Microsoft Azure blob storage
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions, launches its Cloud File Gateway that manages a single highly scalable file system across two storage tiers: on-premises RAID and Microsoft Azure blob storage. The storage system allows existing file-based applications to use cloud storage without the need for modification. Its tiering policies keep frequently accessed files on local storage, which minimizes cloud access costs and Internet bandwidth usage. Optimized for video files, the Cloud File Gateway includes certified integration options for video surveillance and a wide range of media and entertainment applications. It also supports partial file restore, which allows clip creation from large video files without downloading the full file.
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Dalet Announces Essential Business Continuity Solutions
Dalet Announces Essential Business Continuity Solutions
Dalet Business Continuity solutions tap into virtualized resources to lower the cost of disaster recovery site infrastructure
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will introduce at the NAB 2017 exhibition (booth SL6210) a new line of solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, designed to enable existing Dalet customers to continue their operations in the event of planned maintenance or disaster.
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Archion to Unveil Integrated SSD and HDD EditStor Solutions for Any Content Creation During NAB 2017
Archion to Unveil Integrated SSD and HDD EditStor Solutions for Any Content Creation During NAB 2017In conjunction with NAB 2017, Archion Technologies, a leader in patented, ultra-high performance shared storage solutions for content creation, will be announcing two new “All SSD” EditStor products: Omni Flash and Velo Flash. During NAB, Archion will be demonstrating multiple EditStor models in Booth Number SL14617. The company will also be raffling a full turnkey EditStor Velo .
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RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
Object tracking solution, universal pan/tilt heads and a robotic camera dolly; all sport unique features, performance and cost-effectiveness to set them apart from the crowd
RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming, is demonstrating the latest tools in its arsenal of powerfully simple products at NAB 2017 in Booth SL12713. This year RUSHWORKS is enhancing it already robust range of technology solutions with: LOCKED ON, an object tracking solution that eliminates the need for video camera operators; the upgraded PTX Model 1 and 2 Universal PanTilt heads controlled from DMX and/or VISCA devices; SegmentR PRO, a robust utility that transcodes and optimizes multiple formats in a file-based workflow; and NEWSDOLLY, a robotic camera dolly that introduces dynamic PTZ camera motion and anchor tracking to news and other studio and stage productions.
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to Consumers
Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to ConsumersLight Field Lab, Inc. officially debuts today, co-founded by CEO Jon Karafin, CTO Brendan Bevensee, and VP of Engineering Ed Ibe. The co-founders previously worked together to design the world’s first professional light field capture system at award-winning company Lytro. Light Field Lab builds on the founders’ collective expertise with a new independent venture to advance the display, delivery, and interactivity of light field content.
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PESA Introduces Fusion 25G Advanced Connectivity Platform (ACP)
PESA Introduces Fusion 25G Advanced Connectivity Platform (ACP)PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional AV distribution products and multi-channel streaming appliances, today introduced FusionTM, a hybrid IP/SDI Advanced Connectivity Platform (ACP) that supports SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110 (pending), and single port, uncompressed 4K/60 SDI.
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Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
Leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that it has partnered with Ross Video to offer the Ross XPression render engine as a graphics plug-in available within Pebble’s channel playout products. The XPression plugin, running onboard Pebble Beach System’s Dolphin and Orca integrated playout systems, will be demonstrated for the first time on NAB stand SL6320.
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AOC Announces New 40-Inch 4K UHD Display with 10-Bit Color
AOC Announces New 40-Inch 4K UHD Display with 10-Bit ColorAOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the U.S. availability of the new C4008VU8 40” curved 4K UHD display with 10-bit color. The monitor features an 85% NTSC wide color gamut and flicker-free technology for reduced eye strain. The ultra-high definition display allows users to see more on the screen at one time, giving them more ‘real estate’ and allowing them to see more detail for sharper and more brilliant images. This makes the C4008VU8 a perfect monitor for creative projects or productivity. The C4008VU8 is available at Amazon and B&H Photo Video for $899.99 MSRP.
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Telestream and Unified Streaming Join Forces to Offer Industry-Leading Enterprise Streaming
Telestream and Unified Streaming Join Forces to Offer Industry-Leading Enterprise Streaming
Combination offers unprecedented scalability with extended format and DRM support
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Unified Streaming, a pioneer of smart video streaming technologies. This agreement allows Telestream to offer Unified Streaming’s Origin as an option to its Lightspeed Live Stream system to provide an industry-leading, all-in-one streaming solution with extended format and DRM (Digital Rights Management) support.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Versatile, high-performance and cost-effective cameras, accessories and control systems ideal for the evolving requirements of dynamic market
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its extensive range of high-quality, cost-effective acquisition solutions for sports venues and mobile production providers at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, where the company will exhibit in booth C4309.
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Renewed Vision Introduces Multi-Function PVP3 Media Server
Renewed Vision Introduces Multi-Function PVP3 Media Server
ProVideoPlayer—now in its third generation--boasts several new features for the broadcast, production and ProAV markets centrally powered through a new user interface
In its first two product generations, ProVideoPlayer was heralded as a device that balances cost-efficiency with a powerful toolset for designing and delivering creative, visually exciting multi-screen video displays to enhance a location, event or experience. At the 2017 NAB Show, Renewed Vision will introduce PVP3 in booth N6517, and demonstrate the wide range of new features and capabilities that have been packed into this third-generation media server.
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Square Box Systems Introduces New Web 2.2 Advanced Interface for Industry-Leading CatDV MAM System
Square Box Systems Introduces New Web 2.2 Advanced Interface for Industry-Leading CatDV MAM SystemAt the 2017 NAB Show, Square Box Systems will highlight several new capabilities for its industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system — including Web 2.2 Advanced, an all-new version of the system's web-based user interface. The Web 2.2 Advanced interface extends access to several CatDV features that were previously only available on the desktop client, such as a "source and record" sequence editor, live logging of video assets, and comprehensive catalog-management tools.
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Morro Data Accelerates Media Collaboration with “Cache and Sync” Appliance
Morro Data Accelerates Media Collaboration with “Cache and Sync” Appliance
Files Are Stored in the Cloud, Cached Locally, and Synced Globally with low cost units
Morro Systems, an innovative developer of file transfer and storage solutions, will introduce Morro Data for production and post-production at NAB Show in Las Vegas. Morro Data combines the speed and convenience of networked storage with the scalability, flexibility and economy of the cloud to make it easy to sync, share, transfer and save data across sites and between business partners. The service is tailored to small and medium sized workgroups and businesses, including companies involved in production, post-production, editorial, visual effects, animation, design and other data-intensive applications, delivering the features and performance of an enterprise level solution at a fraction of the cost starting at under $998 per location.
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Digital Bedrock and axle Video Offer Integrated Solution at NAB
Digital Bedrock and axle Video Offer Integrated Solution at NAB
Companies announce partnership for digital preservation workflows.
Digital Bedrock, an affordable, secure digital preservation service that protects and keeps digital assets evergreen, and axle Video, the leader in radically simple media management software, are announcing that axle has developed an export tool supporting Digital Bedrock’s new service. Priced at $195, it allows “one-click” export from axle 2017 software and the axle Gear software-appliance to Digital Bedrock’s concierge archiving service. From the intuitively designed export tool interface, assets (along with their metadata) can be selected using axle’s Approval button, and batch-exported in a file format that can be read directly by Digital Bedrock, for long-term, managed preservation.
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360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
Flying EYE Wirelessly Transmits Professional-Grade Live VR and 360-Degree Video; See It Live at NAB 2017
Live streaming VR pioneers, 360 Designs, today announced the release of Flying EYE™, the world’s first broadcast quality, live streaming, virtual reality drone. Flying EYE is the first drone system capable of streaming live, 6K, 360 video, with a range of over 5 miles.
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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
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
Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
Vidchecker 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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PLOTAGRAPH PRO: A Powerful Tool For Animating Still ImagesPLOTAGRAPH PRO: A Powerful Tool For Animating Still Images
The COW was just introduced to one of the coolest new creative tools we've seen in a long time, PLOTAGRAPH PRO, which powerfully animates still images. Imagine animating your still images to become full high resolution video, all the way up to 4K. In this video tutorial, Blake Rudis is your guide.
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Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and ProductivityAdobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity
You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have some truly compelling new news. Read on for news of new design tools for app prototyping, photorealistic comping/visualization, the new Adobe Sensei framework of intelligent services built into the entire Creative Cloud Platform, the integration of Reuters video and photography into Adobe Stock’s editorial collection, and, of particular interest to folks working in web video, the introduction of the new Social Publishing Panel within Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Ep 300 - Best of E32017 + Reviews - SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY & MY FRIEND DAHMER
This week on The Harold & Maudecast - Episode 300! Yes, it is our 300th episode thanks to our friends at American Giant and Toy Zoo and other awesome sponsors. In episode 300, Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe recap their week at the E3 video game conference with their...
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Riding the Creative COW for 16 years
Creative COW is now 16 years old as of April 2017. The COW is the most amazing peer to peer creative technology resource website on planet Earth. This article from 2016 by Tim Wilson, popped up again recently in my Facebook newsfeed and it is still a good read. https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/Founding-Creative-COW/1...
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My East to West Coast Moving Adventure
My shoes are squishy and soaked. I'm holding up the biggest umbrella I own and using my phone precariously like a flashlight. At 3AM, the sky is dark and pouring rain. I had peeked outside the stained motel curtains in exhaustion right before venturing out and spotted rain. It wasn't...
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