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nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-ins
nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-insThe nablet Avid Media Access plug-ins are available now for download from nablet’s website
nablet, a leading provider of media processing technologies, announced today that it has released a suite of plug-ins to support the workflow of professional Sony video formats for the Avid® MediaCentral® Platform via Avid Media Access. nablet assumed Sony AMA plug-in development to ensure continuous improvement. The nablet AMA plug-ins for Sony allow users to link, play and edit Sony’s XAVC/XDCAM and SRMASTER formats including the new X-OCN format. Furthermore, they will allow export of XAVC and SR SStP (MPEG-4 SStP) formats throughout the MediaCentral Platform.
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AJA Ships RovoControl v2.0 Software and the RovoRx-SDI Receiver Boosting RovoCam HDBaseT Camera Workflows
AJA Ships RovoControl v2.0 Software and the RovoRx-SDI Receiver Boosting RovoCam HDBaseT Camera WorkflowsSoftware Update Adds New Presets and Better Multicam Control; New Receiver Includes 6G/3G-SDI, Genlock, Frame-Sync, and More
AJA Video Systems today released RovoControl v2.0 software and the RovoRx-SDI receiver. RovoControl v2.0 adds multicam setup and control and several workflow enhancements to the RovoCam HDBaseT compact block camera ecosystem. RovoRx-SDI is a companion receiver for RovoCam with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs plus an UltraHD-capable HDMI output.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio Transmission
GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio TransmissionPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will demonstrate its new Reflex transmission technology at the Government Video Expo 2016, which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-820th annual event held December 6–8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo (www.gvexpo.com) will again bring together thousands of video, AV, streaming, audio, and UAV professionals for educational sessions, constant demos and presentations, and a full exhibit floor. Attendees can hear from industry experts and thought leaders with continuous events at GV Expo's Government Video Theater; visit the show's exhibit floor to learn about and experiment with the newest technologies; and study at the DC Post|Production Conference or a one-day intensive production workshop.
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MOG will be present at NAB SHOW SHANGHAI 2016
MOG will be present at NAB SHOW SHANGHAI 2016MOG and Intrepid Data LLC will promote a speaking session about the Future Application of VR Technology at the Broadcast Industry
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF development tools and centralized ingest solutions, today announced its participation at NAB Show Shanghai, taking place from 6 to 9 December at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. MOG will also be a platinum sponsor of the Global Innovation Exchange, participating in the show conferences as a speaker in a session about the Future Application of Virtual Reality Technology that will be presented in synergy with Intrepid Data LLC.
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Saskatchewan E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
Saskatchewan E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel  and DigitalGlueSaskatchewan Ministry of Education’s E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has tapped Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) for a major hardware refresh and software upgrade of its eCast Distance Learning System. SaskTel in turn, has once again partnered with DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, to furnish the infrastructure that will increase the Distance Learning System’s channel count, aid with the migration to an all IP system, and transition it from SD to HD.
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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with  Facilis TerraBlock at its HeartFacilis shared storage proves an efficient and affordable solution at Powervision TV
Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.
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TV tech and the struggle to meet increasing demands for content
TV tech and the struggle to meet increasing demands for contentTelevision and video professionals don’t have time to learn how to use the advanced technology that the industry has traditionally relied on, according to a recent survey by Forbidden Technologies, makers of cloud video platform, Forscene. One hundred and thirty-four international participants working across a variety of roles in the production of video content and broadcasting took part in Forbidden’s “It’s about time” online survey between April and July 2016. The results paint a picture of an industry under increasing pressure to produce more content over shorter periods of time, leaving little-to-no time for training or professional development.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong KongExperience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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Camera Corps Makes Large Investment in New Video Production Equipment
Camera Corps announces a massive expansion to the stock of equipment which it offers as part of its support service for television programme production companies and broadcasters. The new investment totals over £2 million and reconfirms Camera Corps as Europe's largest and most experienced specialist in wet and dry hire for the creative media sector. The expanded inventory includes an extra 137 cameras plus a large number of GoPro 4K miniature camcorders, 62 remotely controllable pan/tilt heads, 50 mini-joystick remote pan/tilt controllers, 82 lenses, 90 remote control interface processors, 250 power supply units, 140 picture monitors, 90 lighting panels, 48 fibre-optic link systems, 50 fibre/cable hybrid link systems, 3 km of data cables, 4 km of 12-way control cables, 5 km of high-definition video cables, 400 specialist cables, 70 embedded-audio cables, audio processors, a Polecam camera crane and over 500 Peli cases.
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in SingaporeEditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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Virtual Reality: Nice Shoes Creative Studio's Meditative and Magical VR Garden
Virtual Reality: Nice Shoes Creative Studio's Meditative and Magical VR GardenNice Shoes Creative Studio Transports Viewers To A Meditative and Magical VR Garden
Nice Shoes Creative Studio has entered the exciting world of Virtual Reality, debuting an immersive and interactive meditative experience “Mio Garden” to a delighted audience of marketing leaders at the 2016 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference in Orlando. The piece explores the new storytelling form from a different point of view, aiming to craft a unique experience that would leave a viewer feeling calm and refreshed.
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leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"
leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"Agency creatives at Haberman in Minneapolis called on motion graphics & production studio leftchannel to bring Bright Health’s integrated campaign entitled “Bright On” to life. The campaign includes OOH, print, digital and video. Featuring splashes of vibrant watercolors, the new spot focuses on Bright Health and Centura Health partnering up in an effort to bring quality healthcare to patients in Colorado by creating an all-new system that links affordable insurance with top physicians.
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PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
Revolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and VEGAS video editors
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, and MacVideo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for video editors, announce version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro. Featuring all-new props, hundreds of new backgrounds, and a powerful new interface, Martini v3 is the ultimate storyboarding tool for video editors.
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WEBCAST: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
WEBCAST: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range (HDR)Understanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. With multiple formats, standards, single and dual layer implementations, and a growing array of display options, the current HDR landscape has few rules and a broad range of possibilities.
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen ControlBroadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News Operation
Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News OperationIndonesian broadcaster upgrades operations to HD; adds key business intelligence reporting and expands news distribution to social media networks
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that existing customer Metro TV upgraded their news operations to the Dalet Galaxy platform. In addition to moving the production to high-definition, the solution unifies the entire operations of the Jakarta-based, 24/7 news broadcaster, with full consistency and continuity from content acquisition and production, all the way down to multi-platform distribution and archiving. The new workflow includes one-click social media publishing; access to comprehensive business intelligence reporting metrics, which measure both the performance of the facility and crews, as well as the actual media consumption by the target audience across traditional and non-traditional channels such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; and the latest version of the Dalet Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), which features some of the industry’s most advanced capabilities.
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Schiefer ChopShop’s A New Hero Gives Viewers an Exhilarating Look At Competitive Gaming for Blizzard Entertainment
Schiefer ChopShop puts much more than glory on the line in their latest documentary for Blizzard Entertainment, A New Hero: The Rise of College Esports. Directed by Zach Lyons, A New Hero is a thrilling dive into the competitive college gaming competition Heroes of the Dorm, where the push to win stems not from a desire for fame, but for full college tuition. Through Lyons’ lens, the documentary is a fast-paced and suspenseful look at the competition; it also shows how the realm of what we consider ‘sports’ is expanding as e-sports grow in popularity.
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Sony Pictures Extends Relationship With Wazee Digital
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Sony Pictures Post Production Services has extended its long-standing relationship with Wazee Digital through December 2017. Under the extended contract, Sony Pictures will continue using Wazee Digital Core and its automated metadata-processing technology to store, view, and manage assets from Sony Pictures' inventory of feature films, including stock footage, full-length features, and clip selects, with granular specificity.
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Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North America
Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North AmericaVeteran Sales Professional Brings Extensive Video Production and Technology Experience to Bear as Company Expands North American Market Presence
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the appointment of Ryan Servant as V.P. of business development in North America. Reporting to Dave Clack, CEO of Square Box Systems, Servant will work with JB&A, Square Box Systems' North American distributor, to identify new opportunities and expand customer deployments in the region.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global Growth
BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global GrowthCAST BlackTrax Ltd recruits Andrew Gordon as their new Director of Business Development to work exclusively on growing BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system, globally. Andrew brings over a decade of sales, marketing management and operations experience working formerly as Business Development Director at Freeman Audiovisual, Canada. From 2009 to 2014, he worked with CAST Group as the Marketing & Communication and Business Development Manager across WYSIWYG , Vivien and BlackTrax early stage products.
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Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with LessMore unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
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Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets GamesVisit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge Presented by Adorama and experience VR at New York Jets match-ups against the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins ; test drive tech from Samsung, Bose, Fitbit, Vaio and more at MetLife Stadium
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has engaged in a three-game partnership with the New York Jets to host the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge. The virtual fun kicked off just outside the gates of MetLife Stadium on November 27th when the Jets played the New England Patriots. Fans attending upcoming Jets home games against the Indianapolis Colts (December 5th) and Miami Dolphins (December 17th) can visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge to experience game time on the football field, using Samsung Gear and Zeiss Virtual Reality headsets, with various scenes ready to play out, from being in the huddle to observing practice as a coach.
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Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council Chambers
Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council ChambersThe City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. The city engaged RPC Video, Inc. of Verona, Pennsylvania, to design, supply and integrate the new in-house broadcast, streaming and archiving production systems and infrastructure for City Channel Pittsburgh, which is available live via Comcast and Verizon and the city’s website, and on-demand on its YouTube channel.
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Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday Rebates
Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday RebatesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host an open house on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the company’s offices at 10718 McCune Ave. in Los Angeles. The company also announced its 2016 Holiday Rebate Program, which offers up to $200 to U.S. and Canadian customers on select products purchased online or through authorized dealers through Dec. 31.
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Edison TV Improves Workflow Efficiency and Online Viewer Experience with Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast
Switch to integrated automation, playout and streaming platform saves significant time and effort for community broadcaster while elevating look, features and video quality of web presence
As a two-time winner of national awards for excellence in government access television, Edison TV prides itself on making its programming easily available to residents of the Township of Edison, New Jersey on both its cable channel and online. When the station set out last year to find a replacement for its aging playout and automation system, it turned to the Cablecast platform from Tightrope Media Systems (TRMS) to meet its dual goals of visual and workflow enhancements.
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Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 CamerasCMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online
When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.
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PlayBox Technology Reports its Most Successful Year to Date
PlayBox Technology reports 2016 as the most successful trading year in its history with strong demand for its wide range of television channel branding and playout solutions throughout the global broadcast market. "At IBC 2016 in September we celebrated our 17,000th delivery of new or upgraded channels compared with the 15,000 total we reached two years before," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash. "Upgrades from our AirBox product range to the Neo series are proving especially popular. We were also delighted to see our recently introduced CloudAir virtual playout software shortlisted for an IABM Design & Innovation Award."
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in Australia
RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in AustraliaRUSHWORKS' global expansion continues into Australia and New Zealand
RUSHWORKS, the well-established software development company specializing in low cost, high performance television production, automation and presentation capture and streaming systems, has appointed AV Group Technologies as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by RUSHWORKS from their headquarters in the Dallas, Texas area, and by AV Group from Sydney, Australia. The agreement signifies the next phase of RUSHWORKS’ global expansion, already having established a presence in the UK with Cache Media serving as the Company’s distributor.
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Black Friday Savings on SmallHD 700 Series on-Camera Monitors
Black Friday Savings on SmallHD 700 Series on-Camera MonitorsSmallHD offers big savings on special Black Friday Bundles of its popular 700 Series high-resolution on-camera, 7-inch monitors and accessories purchased only at www.smallhd.com. Along with SmallHD’s 700 Series monitors, each package includes mounting hardware, wireless remote, power accessories, cables, a protective neoprene sleeve, and a durable hard case.
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Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"
Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"Facility handles sound and picture post for acclaimed 8-part documentary on the history of recorded music.
Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now Available
AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now AvailableExtremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
AJA Video Systems is taking orders for KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. Extremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
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InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education Sessions
InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education SessionsIn addition to comprehensive CTS preparation and testing, InfoComm will host a lineup of education offerings throughout ISE
PRNewswire-USNewswire -- InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, is pleased to announce that Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) study courses and testing will be offered at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, Feb. 7-10 at the Amsterdam RAI. In addition, InfoComm will host more than 80 professional development sessions at the show, including a new series of hands-on Application Labs, a selection of half-day conferences and more. For the first time, ISE attendees will be able to access any and all InfoComm education sessions using one pass.
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Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management Problems
Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management ProblemsObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Zodiak Media AB,one of the world's top 3 independent media content groups,has deployed 300 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its Stockholm offices in Sweden.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser Projectors
Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser ProjectorsREALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV LCOS Projector Combines Canon’s Outstanding Image Quality and Advanced Features with Low Total Cost of Ownership
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the latest of its innovative technology with the debut of the REALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV Laser LCOS Projector. At only 57.3 pounds, the REALiS 4K600STZ is among the world’s smallest and lightest native 4K laser projectors, making it ideal for a wide range of markets and applications including simulation, museums, art galleries, planetariums, higher education, medical education and training.
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Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFR
Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFRMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Following successful preview at IBC 2016, the Company has announced the launch of S3 Cloud Storage support in Medway and Partial File Retrieve (PFR). Marquis’ Medway media centric middleware solution now supports S3 storage as a source or destination of media production workflows. PFR hosts media indexes in the cloud, so given permissions, multiple applications can now access cloud-hosted content to single frame accuracy, significantly reducing network demands, S3 bandwidth and S3 retrieval charges.
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Televarpið Deploys New Full-Software Converged Statmux Video Headend Powered by ATEME
Televarpið Deploys New Full-Software Converged Statmux Video Headend Powered by ATEMEATEME today announced that Televarpið, a subsidiary of Faroese Telecom and the incumbent telecommunications provider of the Faroe Islands, has deployed ATEME’s compression and statistical multiplexing solutions for its DVB-T, IPTV and OTT services. Its brand new statmux headend uses ATEME TITAN full-software solution for delivering 50 IPTV/OTT and 32 DTT services across the Faroe Islands with premium HD video quality.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer AwardManhattan-based photo, video and electronics retailer recognized for contributions to imaging industry through Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV online platforms
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards by The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Alongside Glazer’s Camera and Best Buy, Adorama will be honored for its achievements in imaging retail at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VRRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world, has created a new Virtual Reality experience: “Spirit of Meditation.” The new App is currently available at the VR store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1276353495756631/
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Ensemble Video’s Lecture Capture Solution has Monarch LCS Appliance at the Core
Matrox H.264 Streaming and Recording Appliances Feed High-Quality Video to the Ensemble Video Distribution Platform
Matrox® today announced that technology partner, Ensemble Video, now supports the Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance on their online video management and distribution platform. The Monarch LCS H.264 encoding appliance serves as a powerful capture-and-encode node, providing bandwidth-sparing, high-quality video to the Ensemble solution.
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Eyeheight LE-2M Legalisers Used Again in the Continuing Story of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"
Eyeheight LE-2M legalisers have returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latest series of the television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! This year's contestants include footballer Wayne Bridge, Jordan Banjo from Diversity, Carol Vorderman, Olympian Sam Quek, presenter Lisa Snowdon, and actors Adam Thomas and Larry Lamb. The UK series, transmitted across the ITV network, has been supported for many years and is a major highlight of the ITV schedule.
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Media Links to Debate the Future of Sports Production
Media Links to Debate the Future of Sports ProductionJohn Smith, Managing Director, Media Links EMEA, Joins Panel at SVG Europe’s FutureSport Event at Chelsea Football Club
Media Links, Engineering Emmy® Award winner and market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced managing director of EMEA, John Smith, will join the debate about the future of sports production at SVG Europe’s forthcoming FutureSport, to be held at Chelsea Football Club on 30 November 2016.
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Custom Consoles Reports Highly Successful 2016
Custom Consoles Module-R, MDesks and MediaPosts were selected by Altered Images as the core technical furniture for a new television studio galler
Studio and technical control-room furniture specialist Custom Consoles reports high demand for its product range throughout 2016. "Demand is proving strong across both for our broadcast products and for our SteelBase series which we designed for heavy-duty industrial applications," comments sales manager Gary Fuller.
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Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe Awards
Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe AwardsVimond Media Solutions today announced that two of its products have won Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards: Vimond Platform in the Online Video Platform category; and Vimond IO, in the Cloud Video Service category.
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Webinar: Join Elemental Technologies and Dolby: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic Range
Webinar: Join Elemental Technologies and Dolby: Mapping the Future of Video with High Dynamic RangeUnderstanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. With multiple formats, standards, single and dual layer implementations, and a growing array of display options, the current HDR landscape has few rules and a broad range of possibilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 UpdateMajor update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance in System Design and Integration of Next-Gen IP Broadcasting Solutions
Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance in System Design and Integration of Next-Gen IP Broadcasting SolutionsMedia Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions,
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Japan-based FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer of Broadcast and Production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including HD and 4K products. Media Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions, specifically addressing the Japanese marketplace.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare PerformanceFirst use of a completely digital character in a live RSC stage production, made possible through the use of Xsens real-time, MVN motion capture technology
For the first time since its debut in 1611, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen onstage with all the wonder and magic that the author dreamed of, thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios. The performance includes the first use of a completely digital character in an RSC production, made possible through the use of Xsens’ real-time, MVN motion capture technology.
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SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU One
SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU OneDespite unpredictable weather, erratic availability of dependable cellular connections and on-the-go video shots, TVU One consistently delivered outstanding picture quality for our viewers, said Mr. Wang Ting, Director of SMG Technology Center.
TVU Networks IP video transmission solutions were used by one of China’s largest media organizations, Shanghai Media Group (SMG), to successfully deliver live video coverage of the 2016 Tour of Taihu Lake Cycling Race in severe weather conditions.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing ToolsUsers can now capture, produce, manage and deliver VR/360 assets to help tell the most compelling stories
Primestream®, the leader in dynamic media management has introduced Virtual Reality/360 – asset management support in Xchange Suite, for workflows from capture through delivery. These new features enable storytellers and content creators to produce and store VR/360 content while leveraging collaborative workflows in a metadata rich environment.
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Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive Producer
Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive ProducerDawn Clarke will lead the commercial division for WBENC certified company
The Traveling Picture Show Company is pleased to announce Dawn Clarke as Executive Producer. Clarke will be responsible in part for the growth of the company’s resume of work in live-action commercial, experiential, music video, and long form content.
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Famous Frames Unites with The Napoleon Group to form FamousFrames@Napoleon
Famous Frames Unites with The Napoleon Group to form FamousFrames@NapoleonNoted talent agency for storyboard artists combines with creative production company and industry leader in test spots and animatics to launch exclusive joint venture.
Famous Frames and The Napoleon Group have announced a new strategic partnership that represents a merger of their respective and highly-regarded offerings in both storyboard art and animatics and test spot production. The announcement was made jointly by Spiro Kafarakis, Chief Operating Officer of The Napoleon Group, and Mark C. Miller, President, of Famous Frames. The new bi-coastal association will operate under the name FamousFrames@Napoleon.
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SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF Essentials
SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF EssentialsLed by Industry Experts, Online Program Facilitates Optimal Implementation of the Next-Gen Mastering Format Interoperable Master Format Family of Standards
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is partnering with industry experts to deliver "IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know," an educational program focused on the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) family of standards (SMPTE ST 2067). This latest addition to the SMPTE Virtual Classroom is designed to provide media mastering and services professionals — from developers to operations staff — a comprehensive understanding of how this component-based high-fidelity format addresses the proliferation of content versions (video, audio, and timed text) needed to service distribution channels worldwide.
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Canon Selects Animal Shelter Advocate And Photographer Guinnevere Shuster For The Final Chapter Of The Rebel With A Cause Campaign
Shuster Gave Shelter Dog Her Best Day, Documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been showcasing modern day rebels through the Rebel With A Cause campaign in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first EOS Rebel SLR camera. To celebrate the culmination of the project, Canon hosted a contest to find a real life rebel and is excited to announce that animal shelter advocate and photographer Guinnevere Shuster was selected as an individual that showcases that there truly is a "rebel in all of us." To build awareness of the overcrowding within shelters and the 3,300 animals euthanized each day*, Guinnevere captured a "dog's best day" with shelter dog, Willa. The full #WillasBestDay film, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can be seen following, with a call to action for families to adopt.
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NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling Tool
NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling ToolTitler Pro 5 includes over 60 improvements to make titling more efficient than ever before
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of video titling technology, effects, and transitions, today announced the newest version of their flagship titling tool, Titler Pro 5. Titler Pro 5 accelerates titling by delivering an easy-to-learn and familiar workflow with a wide range of pre-built templates and animations, compatible with the top non-linear video editing programs.
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Visual Data Drives New Business Growth with Telestream Vantage Platform
Visual Data Drives New Business Growth with Telestream Vantage PlatformTelestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Visual Data Media Services, one of the largest media processing and distribution service companies in the world, is relying on intelligent workflow management provided by Telestream Vantage media processing platform to transform its business model. Using Vantage, Visual Data has created an assembly line approach to digital manufacturing that has improved its bottom line, and enabled the company to build substantial new revenue streams.
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Dejero Recognized by Deloitte for Third Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies
Dejero Recognized by Deloitte for Third Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Technology CompaniesLeading technology company, Dejero ranks again and proves continued growth and success
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced that it has been ranked 37 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ list, the prestigious award program that celebrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector. This marks the third year that Dejero has been awarded this accolade and showcases the company’s continued growth and technological distinction.
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Sixty’s Ease Live Wins Streaming Media Europe Innovation Award
Sixty’s Ease Live Wins Streaming Media Europe Innovation AwardSixty today announced that Ease Live, its innovative product that enables clickable on-air graphics on any device, has been chosen as the winner in the Best Streaming Innovation category in the Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards. "We are delighted that Ease Live has received this recognition from Streaming Media Europe" said Henriette Sæther, CCO at Sixty. “Ease Live enables viewers to create a personalised experience that is unique to them, deepening their engagement and increasing their enjoyment – Ease Live is the perfect balance between what the users really want and what the producer can control."
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Arena Television chooses Barnfind Gear for World's First 4K IP Trucks
Arena Television chooses Barnfind Gear for World's First 4K IP TrucksArena Television, known as leaders in innovation for OB trucks, have introduced the world’s first IP-based UHD High Dynamic Range trucks to their fleet and chosen Barnfind gear for their signal distribution. Arena Television will use BarnOne and BarnMini products, including the new BarnMini-07 CWDM multiplexers, to transport signals from these next generation production trucks to remote positions.
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Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative Director
Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative DirectorRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery -- which is actively expanding its award-winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world -- has launched an Experiential Arm and, concurrently, has named acclaimed digital artist Yaron Tsinman as the new unit’s Creative Director. Deborah Sullivan, Executive Producer/Managing Director, The Artery, made the announcement. The Artery’s new Experiential Arm will create transformative and immersive experiences for a diverse range of global clients. The company’s services in this arena will begin with the development of experiential experiences from initial concept, guided by both research and development, to bring each client’s vision to life. The new services offered will include high-end content creation, visuals, technology and production. The Artery’s uniquely curated teams will utilize their strong technological and production expertise for these new projects, coupled with their proven brand marketing experience.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve StudioArchion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie ChungCanon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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Fayetteville PEG Channel Improves Workflows, Anchors Full HD Production with Broadcast Pix
Fayetteville PEG Channel Improves Workflows, Anchors Full HD Production with Broadcast PixFayTV, the government access channel for the City of Fayetteville, N.C., purchased two Broadcast Pix™ integrated production switchers with BPNet™ last summer to improve its workflows and complete its HD transition. The new Mica 1000 is used to produce government meetings from the PEG (public, education, government) channel’s temporary facilities near City Hall, while the new Roadie mobile system is dramatically improving remote productions.
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Zanim8tion helps bring Pandora to life with AV Stumpfl’s Wings Vioso
Zanim8tion helps bring Pandora to life with AV Stumpfl’s Wings ViosoVisit AV Stumpfl at Booth #1671, IAAPA, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, 15-18 November 2016
For a three-month showcase starting December 7, 2016 in Taipei City, AVATAR™: Discover Pandora touring exhibition is based around the science and technology of the creatures and environments of James Cameron’s highest grossing film, Avatar. Zanim8tion provided the playback and programming using AV Stumpfl®’s Wings Vioso software suite. The project was fully supported by distribution partner, VIOSO.
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FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 Cameras
FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 CamerasOutstanding quality, cost-effectiveness and versatility give growing mobile production service provider a competitive edge
For outside broadcast (OB) and mobile production companies, the ultimate quality of their projects starts with the cameras they use. With a goal of cost-effectively producing first-class results for a diverse international clientele, television service provider FlipTV Mobile is using six SK-HD1300 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide pristine video acquisition with exceptional price/performance value.
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Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR Seminar
Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR SeminarLeader Electronics Europe heads to Amsterdam shortly to promote the capabilities of its LV5490 4K test instrument at a seminar on High Dynamic Range being held during the International Documentary Film-Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The event is organised by the Dutch Association of Film & TV Professionals (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Film- en televisiemakers).
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Trius is New German Partner for Visionary Solutions
Trius is New German Partner for Visionary SolutionsVisionary Solutions, Inc., a leader in innovative high-bandwidth video networking solutions, has appointed Trius Pro-AV GmbH as its new distributor in Germany. For more than two decades, Trius has been an influential distributor of professional audio and video technologies in Germany, introducing a number of high-profile international firms to the region. The company is one of Germany's foremost distributors of AV technology, covering the Professional and Installed audio and video, Live Sound, and Music sectors with sales and support across the entire country.
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Durable Goods Signs Sue-Ling Braun
Durable Goods Signs Sue-Ling BraunVenice, CA-based production company Durable Goods has signed director Sue-Ling Braun for U.S. commercial representation. Braun is a director, creative director and writer with a trademark that fuses diverse youth culture with distinct, editorial style. Fascinated with the intersection of media and technology, her directorial background spans music videos, narrative web series, on-air promos and branded spots featured on networks like MTV, VH1, Showtime, HBO, PBS, CBS and CNN, major digital publishers including Upworthy, where she was Creative Director, and a myriad of international film festivals.
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Firefly Cinema Enables On-Set to Edit Suite Color Workflow for Radu Mihaileanu's A History of Love
Firefly Cinema Enables On-Set to Edit Suite Color Workflow for Radu Mihaileanu's A History of LoveFirefly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced that its entire suite of solutions was used on Radu Mihaileanu's latest feature film, A History of Love, to manage the digital cinema color workflow, from on-set dailies through to the finishing suite, ensuring a consistent color process throughout the production and post production of the movie.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPAJA Video Systems today released Desktop Software v12.5 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP family of video and audio input/output devices. The v12.5 update adds new support for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X 10.3, Adobe® Creative Cloud® (2017), MXF files, increases streaming capabilities, adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the KONA IP, and helps enable the latest HDR pipelines.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and AbroadCinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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Dreams become reality with BlackTrax
Dreams become reality with BlackTraxThe official BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system representative for Russia is Dream Laser, experts in laser shows, video projection mapping and multimedia performances of any size, scale and complexity. Their main feature is that all their projects are implemented with the help of its own equipment, their own technical team and own design team.
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Magewell Named to 2016 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry Leaders
Magewell Named to 2016 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry LeadersCompany honored as one of the most influential and innovative technology vendors in the streaming media market
Magewell is proud to have been selected as one of 2016's Streaming Media 100, Streaming Media magazine's annual list of "the 100 companies that matter most in online video." Chosen by a panel of 11 streaming media experts, the list honors the technology and services companies doing the most interesting, important and innovative work in the industry.
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Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional CouncilHurt Will Join Key Broadcast Industry Professionals to Advise IABM on Regional Issues and Advocate for North American Media Technology Suppliers
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Andy Hurt, the company's senior vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected to join the IABM North America Regional Council. Hurt joins 13 other broadcast industry professionals on the new council, charged with promoting local issues and providing advocacy for the North American broadcast and media technology industry. The new IABM North America Regional Council held its first meeting on Nov. 10 at the 2016 NAB Show New York.
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Image Matters B20 Module Integrates OmniTek SDI FPGA Core
Image Matters B20 Module Integrates OmniTek SDI FPGA CoreDelivers 12G-SDI Interoperability
As UHD and 4K become more prevalent, broadcast equipment manufacturers must be able to seamlessly inter-connect SDI formats and convert between quad-link 3G, dual-link 6G and single-link 12G-SDI. SDI FPGA core from OmniTek provides real-time fast connectivity solutions for Image Matters B20 Module. Simply integrating the IP core into the B20 Module will give instant SDI connectivity for 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI in any video format.
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Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in cinematic style...
Valiant Pictures and Director Masood Ahmed Help Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled Debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in Cinematic Style
Marcus Jordan recently unveiled the exclusive Air Jordan + TROPHY ROOM XVI Retro Bleu Français edition, leveraging the talents of Nike senior footwear designer Wilson Smith, DJ Khaled, Valiant Pictures and director Masood Ahmed. The highly strategic promotional campaign celebrating the shoe's official release online at http://www.trophyroomstore.com represents the combined efforts of all involved.
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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating System
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating SystemBlackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Slomo.tv Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics. Slomo.tv’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real–time performance was a key feature.
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Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Barcelona based post production house, Moonlight Cinema, has completed both the digital intermediate and finishing of the new children’s animated film “Ozzy” on DaVinci Resolve Studio. Post production director Alejandro Matus and colorist Ignasi González produced more than 40 different deliveries of the animation over a two week period, using Moonlight Cinema’s three DaVinci Resolve color grading suites to cater for everything from different aspect ratios and frame rates through to multiple language versions.
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IABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and Members
IABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and MembersIABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and Members Broad experience and market expertise to deliver greater regional focus for IABM member companies IABM today announced the full line-up for its North America Regional Council and its new chair. Drawn from the rapidly growing number of North American member companies, the new Regional Council will continue to provide an influential voice in the region’s broadcast and media technology industry.
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Art Director Club opens call for entries in ADC 96th Annual Awards
Art Director Club opens call for entries in ADC 96th Annual AwardsReinvigorated program heightens judging focus on craft, design and innovation with top jury selections and upgraded categories.
The Art Directors Club (ADC), one of the world’s first member organizations to champion commercial creativity and part of leading global creative organization The One Club for Creativity, today announced the call for entries for the ADC 96th Annual Awards at http://www.adcawards.org.
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Next Step Selects ATEME’s TITAN to Power the First HEVC DTH Service in Thailand
Next Step Selects ATEME’s TITAN to Power the First HEVC DTH Service in ThailandATEME announced today that Next Step, a Thai multi-channel DTH operator and distributor and the owner of Freeview HD and Good TV — a new HD DTH Free to Air satellite TV Platform— is using ATEME’s TITAN solution. TITAN will encode and transcode to H264 and HEVC formats SD and HD content for Next Step’s satellite Direct to Home (DTH) TV offering in the country.
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Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle Ride
Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle RideWhen Army Airborne Paratrooper David Frey ran into a fellow Paratrooper en route to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota in 2014, their discussion quickly turned to the difficulties fellow veterans were having adjusting to civilian life after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Aware of the thousands who had suffered severe wounds and psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Frey was determined to do something to make a difference in their lives.
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Focusrite RedNet Brings Connectivity to the Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Media Education Program and Facilities
Focusrite RedNet Brings Connectivity to the Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Media Education Program and FacilitiesMillersville University’s extensive media-arts and technology programs now benefit from Focusrite RedNet technology
Millersville University, in Millersville, PA, is one of the state’s leading education institutions, one of the 14 schools that constitute the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Millersville University also benefits from its relationship with Clair Solutions, a world-renowned audio, video and lighting integrator, located in nearby Manheim.
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AMT ENGenesis™ Revolutionizes Video/Audio/Data IP Network Communications for Broadcast Video Field Operations
AMT ENGenesis™ Revolutionizes Video/Audio/Data IP Network Communications for Broadcast Video Field OperationsInnovative 2/7GHz BAS Band Communications Solution with FCC Part 74 Acceptance on Display at NAB New York
Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) Inc. is showcasing its ENGenesis™ bi-directional 2/7GHz BAS band communications solution at NAB New York (booth # 601). Based on industry standard Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, ENGenesis incorporates innovative IP architecture to enable high-bandwidth IP bi-directional connectivity of A/V streams, VoIP and Internet traffic with up to 50% greater sensitivity even at low levels in areas with obstructions such as heavy tree coverage.
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Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle Expedition
Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle ExpeditionThe Tested team was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield as part of his Generator Arctic team on the Quark Expeditions tour.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP and lead producer Joey Fameli used several Micro Cinema Cameras to shoot a recent Arctic Circle expedition. Fameli also uses the Micro Cinema Cameras, along with Pocket Cinema Cameras, Studio Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio, to shoot and grade content for Tested, which is a website dedicated to covering ‘anything that’s awesome’ in science, exploration, nature, emerging technology, consumer technology and more.
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Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch Software
Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch SoftwareJK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced support of an all new live stitching and streaming full-spherical 360° videos from their KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR cameras. The newly added feature is made possible thanks to the latest version of VideoStitch Vahana VR software developed by VideoStitch Inc., a leader in virtual reality solutions.
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IneoQuest Virtual Solutions are HPE Helion Ready
IneoQuest Virtual Solutions are HPE Helion ReadyEmpowers Customers with a new Virtual Option when deploying IneoQuest Video Quality Assurance Solutions.
IneoQuest Technologies, the global leader in video quality and service assurance solutions, announced today that its virtualized solutions are now fully tested and supported for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Helion OpenStack® as part of the HPE Helion Ready Program for Solution Providers. The company's virtualized products were installed, tested and formally approved on the HPE Helion Ready Sandbox, empowering customers with a new virtual option when deploying IneoQuest video quality assurance solutions.
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NAB New York: JVC Launches VIDEOCLOUD Live Streaming Platform
NAB New York: JVC Launches VIDEOCLOUD Live Streaming PlatformJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced JVC VIDEOCLOUD, an online video and live streaming platform designed for small and medium-size enterprises, such as houses of worship, wedding videographers, and schools. Complete with a content management system and customization tools, JVC VIDEOCLOUD provides both private and public reliable viewer experiences. JVC will demonstrate the new service during the NAB Show New York (Booth #1515), which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
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Bannister Lake Enhances Traffic System Integration in Brando Multi-Channel Branding Software
Bannister Lake Enhances Traffic System Integration in Brando Multi-Channel Branding SoftwareAddition of BXF support enables standards-based exchange of program schedule and as-run data between broadcast business systems and feature-rich branding automation software
Bannister Lake has vastly expanded the integration possibilities between its powerful Brando branding automation solution and third-party traffic and billing systems with the addition of support for the Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF), the SMPTE standard that streamlines interoperability and data exchange in broadcast and production workflows.
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Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox Neo
Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox NeoBright TV, one of Thailand's most highly respected broadcasters, has upgraded its playout system to a PlayBox Technology ProductionAirbox Neo. "Bright TV has been using a PlayBox Technology AirBox system very successfully for the past three years," comments the network's senior broadcast technician Ampol Phimphila. "Upgrading to a ProductionAirBox Neo enables us to make greater use of studio insertion, handling a wider range of file formats and extending the output to four channels.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November MeetingThe Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its November meeting will focus on cybersecurity. Today, Hollywood faces growing and increasingly complex security threats. “New digital workflows and the expanding use of cloud-based storage, mobile devices, and social media have changed the way entertainment industry companies conduct business, and they have also made these companies more vulnerable to cyber-attack, whether for financial gain or political motivations,” said Marty Meyer, chair of the SMPTE Hollywood Section. “It is imperative for engineers to develop and implement effective security strategies proactively.”
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and FutureKeynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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More Than One Path to Success: Senior Editor Mae ManningMore Than One Path to Success: Senior Editor Mae Manning
We talk a lot about things like “accessible tools” and the “democratization of video production” -- what has this meant for the emerging talent whose creative development has taken place largely, or even entirely, within this democratized landscape? Mae Manning is one such editor, who taught herself to edit music videos, and caught the eye of a local production company. Several years later and now their Senior Editor, she cuts corporate and industrial training videos, promotional videos, sketch comedy, short films, and everything else that gets thrown her way. Mae’s story is an inspiration for anyone that thinks there is only one path to success in the industry.
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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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Fixing Common After Effects Problems and MistakesFixing Common After Effects Problems and Mistakes
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Adobe Premiere Pro for Absolute BeginnersAdobe Premiere Pro for Absolute Beginners
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Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
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