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Matrox Unveils Matrox M264 S4: The World’s Only Four-Channel 4Kp60 XAVC Codec Card
Matrox M264 S4 provides unprecedented H.264 4:2:2 10-bit encoding and decoding of up to four 4Kp60 channels in PC-based broadcast contribution, production, or distribution systems
Matrox® Video today announces the Matrox M264 S4, a new addition to the Matrox M264 family of H.264 hardware codec cards. The Matrox M264 S4 card supports up to four channels of 4K Sony® XAVC and Panasonic® AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding in a single-slot card to enable high-density, multi-channel 4K workflows in PC-based platforms.
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NAB: Bridge Technologies to Highlight Breadth and Depth of Solutions That Will Ease Industry Transition to IP
Hardware and software tools address needs of studios, OB vans, remote production facilities, OTT/cloud operators, satellite, terrestrial and cable
At NAB 2019 (Booth #SU6702), Bridge Technologies will showcase the broad and deep range of solutions it offers that will help the broadcast industry make a smooth transition to an all-IP infrastructure. Specifically, the company will focus on how it delivers state of the art hardware and software tools that enable IP networks to be monitored and analysed, providing information in real time that supports broadcasters in ensuring optimum quality of service and consumer satisfaction.
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Primestream To Present New and Improved Media Management Technology at NAB 2019
Extended functionality and increased performance will help customers in the enterprise, digital media, sports and broadcast market sto solve their real-world workflow challenges.
Primestream® will present significant updates and improvements to its Dynamic Media Management platform at NAB 2019, with extended functionality and increased performance that will help customers in the enterprise, digital media, sports and broadcast markets to solve their real-world workflow challenges.
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Steinberg Launches Nuendo 10 Audio Post-Production Workstation
Steinberg Launches Nuendo 10 Audio Post-Production Workstation
Nuendo 10 combines premium audio quality with a sheer endless number of advanced editing tools, intelligent workflow enhancements and exciting new features
Steinberg today announced the upcoming availability of Nuendo 10 at the GDC Expo in San Francisco.
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Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery
Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery
Facility now supports Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery, using DaVinci Resolve for both editing and color grading to win status as Netflix Preferred Vendor
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Gorilla Group had chosen DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility expansion that has added in support for Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery for Netflix. Designed by Jigsaw24, the system features a dual boot, HP Z8 workstation running Linux and Windows, alongside an external crate featuring three NVIDIA Titan V 12GB graphics cards, 12 SSD slots for local storage and 40GB Ethernet. The suite relies on Sony BVM-X300 and Dolby PRM 4200 reference monitors.
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CyanView Extends Mini-Camera Live Control to ENG Camcorders, D-Cinema Cameras
Cy-RI0 delivers greater flexibility for remote production; exhibiting at NAB Booth C8630
At this year’s NAB, CyanView will be announcing exciting new products as well as discussing with visitors to its stand (C8630) the progress the company has made over the past 12 months in substantially expanding the range of cameras controllable via its unique, innovative universal camera control system. CyanView will also be talking about the features it has added that greatly increase the scope, functionality and flexibility of its solution.
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Chesapeake Systems Expands Northeast Team
Chesapeake Systems Expands Northeast Team
Industry Veterans Chris May and Peter Price Bring Expertise to Meet Growing Demand for Advanced Media Technology Systems in M&E Space
Chesapeake Systems, the premier workflow solutions architects for highly advanced media technology systems in media and entertainment, has added industry veterans Chris May and Peter Price to the company’s Northeast team. May serves as Director of Business Development and Price has assumed the role of Director of Solutions Architecture.
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Danmon Asia Selected To Distribute Full Ross Video Product Line Throughout Vietnam
Danmon Asia Selected To Distribute Full Ross Video Product Line Throughout Vietnam
Danmon Asia will sell and support the full range of Ross products including production switchers, routers, motion graphics systems, camera robotics, newsroom systems, virtual sets, augmented reality, workflow management, automated production control, trackers, keyers, and signal processors
Ross Video announces that Danmon Asia has been appointed as Master Distributor for Vietnam. With this agreement, Danmon Asia will sell and support the full range of Ross products including production switchers, routers, motion graphics systems, camera robotics, newsroom systems, virtual sets, augmented reality, workflow management, automated production control, trackers, keyers, and signal processors. These products are designed from the ground up to work seamlessly together while supporting the world's best interfaces to third-party solutions.
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TVU Networks and South Korea’s KT Corp. Partner in World’s First 5G UHD Broadcast Network
TVU Networks and South Korea’s KT Corp. Partner in World’s First 5G UHD Broadcast Network
Collaboration Reaffirms TVU Networks’ Commitment to the Power and Possibility of Advanced Video Capability Over 5G
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced a partnership with KT Corp., the largest telecom company in South Korea, to bring UHD broadcast over KT’s 5G enterprise network. Under terms of the agreement, KT and TVU Networks will work collaboratively to establish an enterprise 5G network and related broadcast capabilities in Korea.
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ENCO to Showcase Automated Captioning Advances at 2019 NAB Show
ENCO to Showcase Automated Captioning Advances at 2019 NAB Show
Enhancements to enCaption solution bolster renowned accuracy, performance and machine learning abilities, while new deployment options optimize IP-based workflows
ENCO is coming to the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas with a bevy of new advances in its award-winning enCaption4 automated captioning solution. Just weeks after introducing new configurations that bring the benefits of captions to radio audiences for the first time, the company will unveil enhancements that further improve enCaption4’s renowned performance and deployment flexibility for television broadcasters, OTT service providers and AV professionals. ENCO will demonstrate these developments in booth N2524.
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NCIS: LOS ANGELES Celebrates 10 Years /Digital FilmTree Provides Post for Nearly 250 Episodes
NCIS: LOS ANGELES Celebrates 10 Years /Digital FilmTree Provides Post for Nearly 250 Episodes
Production has employed a number of first, including first NA broadcast to use ARRI Alexa, with advanced workflow strategies for 250-400 VFX shots per episode
Congratulating CBS on the 10th season of NCIS: Los Angeles, DigitalFilm Tree has supported the success of the action-packed television series on nearly 250 episodes. Averaging 250-400 effects per show, CEO Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree thanks Producers Christopher Molnar and Erik Whitmyre on NCIS: Los Angeles for giving the team at DFT an extraordinary trust over the last decade that has enabled a number of firsts in capture, edit and finishing.
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IMAGICA Lab.Inc. Builds New Unified Editing, Color Grading and VFX Suite with DaVinci Resolve
IMAGICA Lab.Inc. Builds New Unified Editing, Color Grading and VFX Suite with DaVinci Resolve
IMAGICA Lab.Inc. is the largest post production company in Japan providing various image production services such as video production, editing, film development, CG, game graphics and Web content
Blackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based IMAGICA Lab.Inc. created a new post production suite, titled “SEVEN," that unified the company’s editing, color grading and VFX work with DaVinci Resolve Studio at their Tokyo Ginza 7-chome studio.
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Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP at NAB 2019
Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP at NAB 2019
BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms, and other facilities equipped with remote cameras that are switched from a central control room
Broadcast Pix™ will introduce the newest model in the BPswitch integrated production switcher product family, BPswitch™ IX, at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL4210), which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed for productions that rely on IP-based workflows and remote cameras, BPswitch IX features six network inputs that support NDI and RTSP sources.
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CMT Expands Its Arsenal of Genelec Smart Active Monitors as It Updates Five Video Editing Suites in Its Nashville Facility to 5.1 Surround
CMT Expands Its Arsenal of Genelec Smart Active Monitors as It Updates Five Video Editing Suites in Its Nashville Facility to 5.1 Surround
All of these editing suites join CMT’s original 5.1 video post-production studio, which got its first set of Genelec 5.1 monitors back in 2002
Television network CMT is continuing to keep itself at the cutting edge of media technology, most recently with the upgrade of its five video editing suites at its Nashville production and post-production facility in late 2018 from Genelec 2.1 monitoring to fully discrete 5.1 surround monitoring, with the integration of new Genelec 8320A Smart Active Monitors™ and 7350A Smart Active Subwoofers.
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Timeline TV Adopts Remote Production Workflow for Women's Super League based on URSA Broadcast
Timeline TV Adopts Remote Production Workflow for Women's Super League based on URSA Broadcast
Timeline TV has implemented a bespoke remote production solution to produce coverage of the Football Association’s Women’s Super League built around the Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino and URSA Broadcast
(Fremont, CA--March 12, 2019) Blackmagic Design today announced that broadcast services specialist, Timeline TV, has implemented a bespoke remote production solution to produce coverage of the Football Association’s (FA) Women’s Super League (WSL), built around the Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino and URSA Broadcast.
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New Telestream Wirecast Release Features Stock Media Library
New Telestream Wirecast Release Features Stock Media Library
Over 500,000 unique, high-quality media assets including transitions, motion backgrounds, audio backing tracks and video clips
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced the latest version of Wirecast, its award-winning live streaming and production software for Mac and Windows. The new version includes support for a built-in stock media library containing a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high-quality media assets. The release also includes updates to the popular Rendezvous peer-to-peer remote conferencing and multi-site production feature.
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University of Portland Athletics Department Scores Goal by Upgrading to EditShare Storage Environment
University of Portland Athletics Department Scores Goal by Upgrading to EditShare Storage Environment
UP Athletics Department upgrades to single node scale out EditShare platform for sports content production
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, today announced that the University of Portland (UP) Athletics Department upgraded to the EditShare XStream EFS single node shared storage platforms for all content capture for UP athletics including men and women’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track & field, baseball and rowing. The UP Athletics Department is widely known for grooming its soccer players for professional and national teams; UP is ranked 7th in the United States for division 1 men’s soccer.
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Proclaim19: Cobalt Digital Offers Encoding, Processing Options for Worship Market
Proclaim19: Cobalt Digital Offers Encoding, Processing Options for Worship Market
Cobalt Digital to address video processing and encoding issues for house of worship applications at Proclaim19 (Booth 809), the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which runs March 27-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Cobalt Digital will address video processing and encoding issues for house of worship applications at Proclaim19 (Booth 809), the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which runs March 27-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The company will showcase a variety of its card-based terminal equipment for the openGear® platform to address the broadcast, webcast, and campus video transport needs of worship media professionals.
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​Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder
​Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder
New 4 channel PCIe capture card simultaneously captures any combination of SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI and computer video formats for use with software production switchers, streaming and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder, an all new PCIe capture card featuring 4 independent HDMI 2.0b input connections for simultaneously capturing any combination of SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI and even computer video formats.
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​Blackmagic Design Adds Blackmagic RAW to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
​Blackmagic Design Adds Blackmagic RAW to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update which adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
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YouTube Channel, Hashtag United, Captures Non League Journey with Blackmagic Design
YouTube Channel, Hashtag United, Captures Non League Journey with Blackmagic Design
Producer Spencer Owen using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to document the club’s journey into the English national league system
Blackmagic Design today announced that YouTube channel Hashtag United is using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as part of a production package to document the club’s journey into the English national league system.
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VidOvation To Present Uplink and Wireless Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show
State of the art solutions for 4K encoding and distribution, high-performance broadcast-grade wireless links, and more at NAB Booth C3205
VidOvation, a leading provider of video, audio, and data transmission and distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, corporate AV, and government markets, will be presenting the latest techlogy for remote broadcast production at every scale, featuring partnerships with AVIWest and ABonAir, at the NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas from April 8-11 in Booth C3205.
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EditShare Doubles Down on its Customer’s Future with Advancements in Security, Cloud and International Versioning at the 2019 NAB Show
EditShare Doubles Down on its Customer’s Future with Advancements in Security, Cloud and International Versioning at the 2019 NAB Show
New solutions and workflows ensure customers have a clear path for next-generation security best practices, international versioning, and cloud-based workflows
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, will be showcasing the latest advancements in storage security, cloud integration and IMF at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas on booth SL8016.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Long Form Recording on Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces Long Form Recording on Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Free update (available now) adds new long form recording features to Blackmagic Duplicator 4K so it can record non-stop for over 2 months with a single set of SD cards!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new free software update that adds long form recording to the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K.
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Sonnet To Showcase Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) Card Expansion Systems, eGPUs, & More at NAB Show 2019
Sonnet Booth SL10521 to show advances that significantly accelerate video production workflow with multi-GPU support, 10GbE Networking, card readers, Thunderbolt 3 dock, and more
At the NAB Show 2019 (Booth SL10521), Sonnet Technologies will showcase advances that significantly accelerate video production workflow with multi-GPU support, 10GbE Networking, new high-performance card readers, a new Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock designed for professional video and audio production, and more.
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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Modernize Broadcast Systems with ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Modernize Broadcast Systems with ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Club’s new workflow developed around Blackmagic Design ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and a pair of ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panels
Blackmagic Design today announced that German Bundesliga football club, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, has overhauled its internal production and live broadcast capabilities with the implementation of an UltraHD 4K solution based around Blackmagic Design.
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Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Tom Sigel, ASC, combines original glass with a special LUT to express the look of the period
Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel, ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Prominent Rental/Staging Companies Make Major Investments in AK-UC4000 Camera System
Prominent Rental/Staging Companies Make Major Investments in AK-UC4000 Camera System
Several leading rental and staging companies have purchased close to 50 UC4000 systems for live event rental
Several of the country’s leading rental and staging companies--including Fuse Technical Group, Rentex A/V Rentals, The Freeman Company and Hartford Technology Rental-- have made recent investments in Panasonic’s new AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera systems. These companies have purchased close to 50 UC4000 systems, ensuring that large-scale live events across the country have access to an ample supply of the versatile Panasonic 4K/HD camera.
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Princeton Athletics Ups its Live Streaming Game with AJA Gear
Princeton Athletics Ups its Live Streaming Game with AJA Gear
Handling up to three separate destination feeds for more than 200 events a year in 37 sports, Princeton has built two new control rooms, a flypack and on-campus studio, with AJA gear powering routing, conversion, streaming and recording
Emerging live streaming technology and platforms are opening up new avenues for collegiate sports to reach a wider audience, and in this respect, Princeton University is ahead of the game. The video production arm of its Athletics Department streams home games for more than 37 sports to students, alumni and international audiences via ESPN+, Stretch Internet and NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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Telestream will unveil Vantage Cloud Port at NAB Show 2019
Telestream will unveil Vantage Cloud Port at NAB Show 2019
Couples the power of Vantage with the simplicity of SaaS
At NAB 2019, on booth SL3308,Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, will unveil Vantage Cloud Port, a groundbreaking new approach to media processing workflows whether in the cloud, on premises or both. Available in April 2019, Vantage Cloud Port will be shown publicly for the first time at NAB where attendees will be able to see first-hand how the powerful Vantage Media Processing Platform can seamlessly create hybrid cloud-based deployments with predictable, SaaS pricing.
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Sonoran Video Systems Supports 12G-SDI Playback with AJA KONA 5
Sonoran Video Systems Supports 12G-SDI Playback with AJA KONA 5
Sonoran Video Systems now supports broadcast-quality 12G-SDI playback for live event production with the integration of AJA’s KONA 5 PCIe I/O card within the Coyote S12G Playback Server
Sonoran Video Systems announced support for broadcast-quality 12G-SDI playback with the integration of AJA’s KONA 5 PCIe I/O card within the Coyote S12G Playback Server.
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Grupo La República Powers New Multimedia News Business with Blackmagic Design
Grupo La República Powers New Multimedia News Business with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products used at leading Peruvian media organization include URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers, Blackmagic Studio Cameras and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that Grupo La República, a leading media organization in Lima, Perú, has incorporated a full Blackmagic Design workflow including URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers, Blackmagic Studio Cameras and more. The investment is part of a company wide digital transformation and laid the foundation for RTV, Grupo La República’s new digital television channel.
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12G Champion FOR-A Highlights its Range, including World’s First 12G Single Link Switcher at 2019 NAB Show
12G Champion FOR-A Highlights its Range, including World’s First 12G Single Link Switcher at 2019 NAB Show
Production Switchers, Video Servers, Keyers and Test Signal Generators Among Working Products on Display Supporting 12G-SDI/4K and Video-over-IP
After introducing the world’s first single link 12G-SDI production switcher at last year’s NAB convention, FOR-A® forges ahead with a showcase of working 12G technology at the upcoming NAB Show. Production switchers, video servers, keyers and test signal generators that support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution will be booth highlights for FOR-A (NAB Booth #C5016.) The 2019 NAB Show will be held from April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Telestream To Unveil Revolutionary Instantaneous Channel-as-a-Service System at NAB 2019
Telestream To Unveil Revolutionary Instantaneous Channel-as-a-Service System at NAB 2019
Telestream offers new and radically different approach to new channel creation challenge – reduces months of installation & preparation to minutes
At NAB 2019, on booth SL3308,Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, will introduce OptiQ, a new and radically different one-click channel creation solution for cloud environments.
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Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2019 Oscar Nominated Films
Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2019 Oscar Nominated Films
“Green Book,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “A Star is Born,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Vice” among nominees and winners graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the 2019 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its products, such as URSA Mini Pro, DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio, were used on groundbreaking films including “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Marvel Studios “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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Cornerstone Technologies Delivers Live Coverage of Concerts, Corporate Events with Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD Cameras
Cornerstone Technologies Delivers Live Coverage of Concerts, Corporate Events with Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD Cameras
Utah-based full-service production company outfitted its field truck with six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD studio/field camera systems and four AW-HE130 FHD pan/tilt/zoom cameras
Cornerstone Technologies, LLC, (American Fork, UT), a full-service production company specializing in multi-camera live coverage of major concerts, corporate events and more, has outfitted its production truck with six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD studio/field camera systems and four AW-HE130 FHD pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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TVU Networks to Introduce New Broadcast Workflow Automation and Optimization Enhancements for the Media Supply Chain Process
TVU Networks to Introduce New Broadcast Workflow Automation and Optimization Enhancements for the Media Supply Chain Process
April’s NAB Show Will See Updates Across Company’s Product Line that Incorporate the Latest Developments in AI, Streaming, 4K and 5G
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will demonstrate the newest product updates for TVU MediaMind, its media supply chain platform, in the company’s booth (#C1707) at the annual NAB Show in April. TVU MediaMind’s story-centric workflow approach simplifies content creation, production and distribution while incorporating the latest integration and support for automation, AI, streaming, 4K and 5G.
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SGO Integrates AJA KONA 5 into Mistika Ultima Systems for 8K Production
SGO Integrates AJA KONA 5 into Mistika Ultima Systems for 8K Production
12G-SDI audio and video I/O cards streamline 8K capture and playout with Mistika Ultima 8K Systems for live broadcast client
AJA Video Systems today announced that post-production software developer SGO has integrated AJA KONA 5 audio and video I/O cards into its full finishing and workflow solution Mistika Ultima, providing simplified and optimized 8K production for broadcast clients.
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MultiDyne to Launch Next-Generation SilverBack Series at 2019 NAB Show
MultiDyne to Launch Next-Generation SilverBack Series at 2019 NAB Show
Market-leading camera-mounted fiber transport family now addresses virtually all production verticals across broadcast, cinema and professional AV markets
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will refresh its market-leading SilverBack series of camera-mounted fiber transport solutions at the 2019 NAB Show with three additions to serve live production needs across all budgets. The updated series, anchored by the now-shipping, IP-enabled SilverBack V, includes the global debut of two models that extend MultiDyne’s reach into new production verticals. MultiDyne will demonstrate all three systems at Booth C5013 from April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Citruss World of Shopping Enhances Broadcast Capabilities with URSA Broadcast
Citruss World of Shopping Enhances Broadcast Capabilities with URSA Broadcast
With two studio spaces in constant rotation, Citruss has now acquired eight URSA Broadcasts with Blackmagic Studio Viewfinders, with ATEM Camera Control Panel and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher, in their facility built around a 12G-SDI infrastructure
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dubai based satellite channel, Citruss World of Shopping, has implemented a 4K production and live broadcast solution featuring the URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel, and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher.
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FrameTrunk Takes on UltraHD Production and Post with AJA Corvid 88
FrameTrunk Takes on UltraHD Production and Post with AJA Corvid 88
As more clients began to express interest in UltraHD, FrameTrunk revamped its live ingest systems with high-density AJA Corvid 88 video and audio I/O cards, which help manage multiple, high resolution input and output streams
Pop-up production and post best describe the flavor of services that FrameTrunk offers its clients. The UK-based company works with broadcasters, production companies and corporations to provide tailored solutions and on-site support for everything from ingest to editorial, cloud-based logging, live streaming, contribution and more.
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Blackmagic Design Forms Strategic Partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Blackmagic Design Forms Strategic Partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Blackmagic Design will provide URSA Broadcast cameras and URSA Mini Pro cinema cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switchers, ATEM Camera Control Panels, HyperDeck Studio Pro recorders and DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels
Blackmagic Design announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts to provide Blackmagic hardware and software to the school over three years. The products will be used by USC students studying filmmaking and post production, while broadcast production students will now have the opportunity to work with UltraHD in the school’s television station, Trojan Vision.
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Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Latest Film ‘Stand!’ Exclusively With Blackmagic Design Cameras
Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Latest Film ‘Stand!’ Exclusively With Blackmagic Design Cameras
Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that acclaimed cinematographer Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots.
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Daniel Askill Signs to Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Daniel Askill Signs to Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Director Joins Partner Company Anonymous Content for Literary Management
Filmmaker Daniel Askill has joined production company Serial Pictures for North American representation of commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos, and partner company Anonymous Content for film and television literary management. A multi-disciplinary creative force, Askill is known for his work as both a filmmaker and artist, with a portfolio including film, music videos, commercials and video installations. His work, which The New York Times has described as “visually stunning,” is noted for its transportive, music-driven, and emotional visual storytelling—at times disruptive and always arresting.
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Framestore Celebrates Win at 17th Annual VES Awards For Apple's "Welcome Home" by Spike Jonez
Framestore Celebrates Win at 17th Annual VES Awards For Apple's "Welcome Home" by Spike Jonez
Award was presented to Framestore’s LA-based Michael Ralla, Steve Drew, Alejandro Villabon and Peter Timberlak for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
Framestore is proud that its work on Spike Jonze’s ‘Welcome Home’ commercial for Apple has received global recognition in winning the Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial.
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Ross Video Prepares for Super Game Day Production in Atlanta
Ross Video Prepares for Super Game Day Production in Atlanta
Mercedes-Benz Stadium features wide variety of Ross solutions, including the massive Halo LED display measuring at over 1,100’ wide and 58’ high, with an astonishing 21,512 x 1,152 pixel resolution
As the clock ticks down to one of the world’s most watched sporting events on February 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia, Ross technical and creative personnel, partnering with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE), have been hard at work preparing an electrifying game-day experience for the lucky fans attending the big game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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New Telestream CaptionMaker Subtitle Software Supports Over 100 Languages and Auto Transcription
New Telestream CaptionMaker Subtitle Software Supports Over 100 Languages and Auto Transcription
Provides direct access to Telestream Cloud Timed Text Speech auto-transcription service from within CaptionMaker application
Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest version of CaptionMaker, the company’s award-winning closed captioning and subtitling software. With support for over 100 languages, users can also auto-transcribe via the Telestream Timed Text Speech cloud service dramatically saving transcription time.
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Overcome Lighting Challenges at Whitewater Community Television
Hitachi HDTV Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Overcome Lighting Challenges at Whitewater Community Television
Z-HD5000s deliver exceptional video quality and superior low-light sensitivity for Indiana PEG broadcaster
When Richmond, Indiana-based public, education and government (PEG) access broadcaster Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) set out to improve the visual quality of their productions, they purchased three Z-HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to achieve their goals. The resulting quality and outstanding sensitivity of the Hitachi cameras have WCTV staff hoping to add more Z-HD5000s in the future, and may save the station money on other planned studio upgrades by reducing lighting requirements.
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​Josh Groban’s ‘Bridges’ Tour Delivered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow
​Josh Groban’s ‘Bridges’ Tour Delivered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow
End to end solution from Blackmagic Design, including Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera chains, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced that Josh Groban’s 21 date ‘Bridges’ tour relied on an end to end solution from Blackmagic Design, including Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera chains, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, for live big screen content and unique video backdrops.
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Germany’s TVN Collaborates with TVU Networks to Deliver Enhanced Newsgathering Capability to the German Broadcast Market
Germany’s TVN Collaborates with TVU Networks to Deliver Enhanced Newsgathering Capability to the German Broadcast Market
TVU’s Innovative Solutions Enable TVN to Provide Next-Generation Live IP Streaming Services
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions and TVN GROUP, one of Germany’s leading TV, Film and Outside Broadcast production company, today announce that they are working together to provide the German broadcast market with innovative, powerful and flexible IP video transport solutions.
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Top Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
Top Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More than 35 films, episodic series and projects at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were shot and completed using Blackmagic Design products
Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 35 films, episodic series and projects at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were shot and completed using Blackmagic Design products.
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BYUtv Grades More than 100 Shows and 500 Promos Per Month Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
BYUtv Grades More than 100 Shows and 500 Promos Per Month Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
University is using DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and Resolve Mini Panels for color correcting and grading an average of 150 shows and promotions each month
Blackmagic Design today announced BYUtv, part of Brigham Young University, one of the world’s largest college broadcasters, is using DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and Resolve Mini Panels for color correcting and grading an average of 150 shows and promotions each month. DaVinci Resolve Studio is being used in BYUtv’s three 4K grading rooms located at BYU Broadcasting, on the school’s Provo, Utah campus.
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New Steve Vai VFX Heavy Music Video Completed Entirely with DaVinci Resolve 15 and URSA Mini Pro
New Steve Vai VFX Heavy Music Video Completed Entirely with DaVinci Resolve 15 and URSA Mini Pro
Moai Films brought in two URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, along with building a video village with SmartView 4K monitors and several Video Assist 4Ks; editorial, visual effects and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design announced today that guitarist Steve Vai’s new music video for his latest single, “Dark Matter,” was completed utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline, including editorial, visual effects and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15. The video was also shot using Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro.
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Shiyan Daily builds new 4K OB van with Blackmagic Design
Shiyan Daily builds new 4K OB van with Blackmagic Design
Shiyan Daily Media Group built a new 4K OB van using URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro cameras, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products to provide a 12G-SDI 4K workflow
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan based Shiyan Daily Media Group built a new 4K OB van using URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro cameras, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products to provide a 12G-SDI 4K workflow. The new van continues the Shivan Media Group’s move from traditional print coverage to becoming a full digital media organization.
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Roland Establishes Partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)
Roland Establishes Partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)
UK-based artist advocacy group FAC partners with Roland to bring masterclasses, production and music-making expertise, world-class facilities and more to FAC membership in 2019
Roland Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional audio and video gear, announced today their partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), a UK-based non-profit artist advocacy group that provides support, advice and education in order to empower artist entrepreneurs in the ever-evolving music industry.
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LiveCTRL iPad Control/Switching Application for Integrated Panasonic PTZs
LiveCTRL iPad Control/Switching Application for Integrated Panasonic PTZs
App Pushes Video to Streaming Platforms and Social Media
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the LiveCTRL mobile application enabling control, streaming and switching of select Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom from an iPad Pro device.
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HPA Announces 2019 Tech Retreat Program: Next Gen Workflows, eSports, AI, Remote Production, And More
HPA Announces 2019 Tech Retreat Program: Next Gen Workflows, eSports, AI, Remote Production, And More
Tech Retreat, which marks its 25th year in 2019, takes place February 11-15 2019 in Palm Springs
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) unveiled the schedule for its 2019 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for February 11-15 2019. The Tech Retreat, which marks its 25th year in 2019, takes place over the course of a week in Palm Springs and offers an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. Future trends and technologies of the media and entertainment ecosystem are explored with rigor and examined from new perspectives, and participants are afforded unparalleled access to a wide range of in-depth information, facilitating a nuanced and informed view of industry trajectories. The 2019 Tech Retreat returns to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA.
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DP Judd Overton Creates Crime Series Look for CBS All Access Comedy Series "No Activity"
DP Judd Overton Creates Crime Series Look for CBS All Access Comedy Series "No Activity"
Panasonic Varicam LT and EVA1 Cinema Cameras with Panavision Primo zooms used for capturing 10-bit AVC Intra in V-Log
No Activity, from Funny Or Die and executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is CBS All Access’ first original comedy series. CBS All Access is an over-the-top video on demand service created by CBS Interactive and offers original content, new content from CBS's broadcast properties, and content from CBS's classic television library. Set in the high-stakes world of crime sting operations, No Activity celebrates the boring aspects of police work. In Season 2, detectives Cullen (Patrick Brammall) and Tolbeck (Tim Meadows) are two low-level San Diego cops who are staking out ani illegal cockfighting ring while their department is being rocked by a corruption scandal.
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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Lens Version 2
RE:Lens provides lens conversions, projections and stabilization for 360 and 180 VR and fisheye footage.
San Francisco, January 5 , 2019 — RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of  RE:Lens® V2
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Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that season one of the popular Australian television comedy “Stage Mums” was shot using its URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras. The show’s editing, audio editing and color correction were also completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Panasonic Delivers AW-UE150--First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs -- and AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control
Panasonic Delivers AW-UE150--First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs -- and AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control
Panasonic UE150 features UHD 60p output and a wide horizontal viewing angle of 75.1 degrees (both firsts in their class), plus a 20x optical zoom/32x intelligent zoom (in HD mode)
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the new AW-UE150 4K/60p pan/tilt/zoom camera and its companion AW-RP150 remote controller.
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DP Tom Trainer Shoots Animal Planet’s Into Alaska with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camera
DP Tom Trainer Shoots Animal Planet’s Into Alaska with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camera
“Given how much work I do in limited daylight in Alaska, I was immediately sold on the VariCam LT’s Dual Native 800/5000 ISOs,” says veteran doco DP
Braving the challenging weather and Kodiak brown bears of Alaska, Director of Photography Tom Trainor served as Director of Photography/Kodiak on the new Animal Planet documentary series, Into Alaska,shooting with his VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Season one of the series, which showcases the wildlife inhabiting Alaska's national refuges and the men and women who protect them, is currently in rotation on the cable channel(https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/into-alaska/).
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AJA Ships FS-HDR v2.6 with New Dynamic LUTs
AJA Ships FS-HDR v2.6 with New Dynamic LUTsAJA Video Systems has released a free v2.6 firmware update for the FS-HDR real-time HDR and WCG converter/frame-sync, fusing AJA’s production-proven hardware technology with Colorfront Engine™ video and color space processing. FS-HDR v2.6 introduces new Dynamic 3D LUTs, with dynamic LUT support from Pomfort LiveGrade Pro and TV Logic WonderLookPro. FS-HDR v2.6 also brings 8K support with new gang control, and additional new color transformation enhancements.
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DeNA Uses DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G with SDK for 4K VR Streaming
DeNA Uses DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G with SDK for 4K VR StreamingBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan’s DeNA Co., Ltd. and its group company SHOWROOM inc. used a number of Blackmagic Design’s capture and playback devices, including DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K and Intensity Pro 4K, for their new VR streaming system called SHOWROOM VR. Through SHOWROOM VR, artists and musicians communicate using high-quality VR media.
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Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live StreamingBlackmagic Design today announced that Red Bull Japan is using ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel hardware control panel for the broadcasting of eSports at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo event space. To provide the live streaming of games, Red Bull is also using a workflow built around other Blackmagic Design products, including Micro Studio Camera 4K, Studio Camera 4K, Video Assist 4K and HyperDeck Studio12G.
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The Future Group and Riot Games Collaborate on Augmented Reality Performance by K/DA
The Future Group and Riot Games Collaborate on Augmented Reality Performance by K/DA
2018 League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony Presented by Mastercard
The League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard, which took place recently and was one of the most widely viewed events in the world, included a special performance this year. The Future Group (TFG), world leaders in interactive mixed reality integration, and Riot Games, developer and publisher of League of Legends and organizer for affiliated esports, utilized the Unreal Engine to bring a unique performance by supergroup K/DA to Incheon, South Korea’s Munhak Stadium for the 2018 World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard.
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Unreal Engine Supports DeckLink Products, DeckLink SDK Available from Unreal Marketplace
Unreal Engine Supports DeckLink Products, DeckLink SDK Available from Unreal MarketplaceBlackmagic Design announced today Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.21 now supports Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink 8K Pro, DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture and playback cards. DeckLink SDK binaries and source code from Epic will also now be available free to download on the company’s Unreal Engine Marketplace.
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AJA Adds UltraHD Support to IPR-10G-HDMI with v1.1 Firmware
AJA Adds UltraHD Support to IPR-10G-HDMI with v1.1 FirmwareAJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for its IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter, which enables SMPTE ST 2110 IP video/audio to HDMI. Available as a free download, the update adds support for UltraHD up to 30p and integrates new improvements for discovery, registration and control.
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Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
The world’s most versatile VFX plug-in adds real-time particle system, new Mocha interface and spline tools, and new image-processing shaders for Title Studio.
Film and television post-production professionals looking to add powerful VFX tools to their workflows get a major creative boost from Continuum 2019. Continuum 2019 is the newest version of the comprehensive award-winning plug-in collection from Boris FX.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2
Major new release adds over 30 features customers have asked for including even faster editing, visual keyboard customization, new beauty correction tools, audio mastering plugins and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15.2, a major update to its editing, color correction, visual effects and professional audio post production software. DaVinci Resolve 15.2 has been designed based on feedback from professional customers around the world. It includes over 30 new features that simplify and streamline everyday tasks so editors, colorists and sound engineers can work even faster.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
New model features 12G-SDI for working in all formats up to 2160p60, along with a powerful new class D amplifier, dual subwoofers and extended range speakers for crystal clear sound.
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G, a new, upgraded model of its extremely popular rack mount audio monitoring solution. The new Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features 12G-SDI video input, HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU inputs, a powerful class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended range speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales.
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Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky Edit
Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky EditStarring George Clooney and Natalie Dormer, the latest Nespresso campaign entitled "The Quest" invites viewers into an epic journey to find the most exceptional coffee in the kingdom. To bring the global campaign to life around these extraordinary talents, commercial post-production boutique Big Sky Edit reunited with Untitled director Grant Heslov and executives from McCann New York. For Big Sky's editor Chris Franklin and his colleagues, it's their fourth straight year working in such great company, alongside the agency's team, as well as Heslov and Untitled's executive producer James Evans.
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AJA Showcases 8K Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
AJA Showcases 8K Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
Breakthrough 8K HDR Transforms, 8K Desktop I/O, and 8K Signal Conversions
At Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems is exhibiting next-generation 8K workflows with a range of flexible real-world solutions that are available today.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v15 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v15 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
Available now as a free download for KONA, Io, and T-Tap products
Today at Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems announced that Desktop Software v15 is now available as a free download for KONA, Io and T-TAP products.
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THE OATH Shot with URSA Mini Pro and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio
THE OATH Shot with URSA Mini Pro and Edited with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the new film “The Oath” was shot with several URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras and edited and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio, its professional editing, grading, audio post and visual effects software. Written, directed by and starring Ike Barinholtz, “The Oath” also stars Tiffany Haddish, Billy Magnussen, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein and more.
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FOR-A/InSync Technology Jointly Introduce 8K Products at Inter BEE 2018
FOR-A/InSync Technology Jointly Introduce 8K Products at Inter BEE 2018
Frame Synchronizer Supporting Conversion of HD/4K UHD to 8K and Frame Synchronizer/Color Corrector that Synchronizes 8K Video with 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI Signals
Two new products, an 8K-supporting upconverter and 8K-supporting frame synchronizer will make their worldwide introduction at Inter BEE 2018. Developed by InSync Technology Products Ltd. – an advanced research joint venture between InSync Technology, experts in software motion compensated standards conversion, and FOR-A, leading worldwide developers of video technology – the upconverter and frame synchronizer are both available globally from FOR-A. Taking place November 14-16 in Makuhari, Japan, Inter BEE is the largest tradeshow of media and entertainment in the country. FOR-A will exhibit at the show in Hall 3, Booth #3509.
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Max Minghella Joins Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Max Minghella Joins Serial Pictures for Commercial RepresentationProduction company Serial Pictures is thrilled to announce the signing of filmmaker Max Minghella for representation of commercials, branded content, and music videos. Already known for his onscreen credits, including his dynamic roles in Hulu’s Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and the Academy Award®-winning film The Social Network, Minghella this year established himself as a vibrant and captivating filmmaker with his feature-length directorial and original screenplay debut, Teen Spirit.
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Roland Pro AV Introduces Its V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer
Roland Pro AV Introduces Its V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer
The Roland V-02HD is an ultra-compact two-input switcher and video production problem solver for a wide range of production settings including live-streaming and presentations. Initial U.S. availability will be exclusively in value-packed switcher/remote footswitch/cabling bundles.
Roland Pro AV is introducing the versatile and powerful V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer, which combines a simple switcher, high-quality scaler, input expander, and inline video effects/composition and audio solution in one portable unit. This ultra-compact “micro-switcher,” designed for solving challenges in livestreaming and video production workflows, fits into most equipment cases and camera bags making it easy to have on hand for every production and also conveniently attaches to standard video mounts and tripods.
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Fall Out Boy's MANIA World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Broadcast
Fall Out Boy's MANIA World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA BroadcastBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production work for Grammy®-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour was upgraded to include its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, URSA Broadcast and ATEM Camera Control Panel. The tour also used a full AV workflow of additional Blackmagic Design products.
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EditShare Powers New LG U+ Entertainment Offering THE SHOW
EditShare Powers New LG U+ Entertainment Offering THE SHOW
LG U+ launches exclusive, real-time omni-view experience with EditShare solutions, giving viewers new angles and OTT options
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that the South Korean based global electronics telco and IPTV powerhouse LG U+ has selected EditShare solutions to produce and distribute the highly popular SBS Medianet music program, “The Show," to its valued subscribers. The advanced EditShare architecture is designed to support the unique LG U+ “omni-view” experience, offering LG U+ subscribers new camera angles not available on traditional TV or OTT viewing options.
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Waves announces Free Mixing & Production Course with Grammy®-Winner Dave Darlington
Waves announces Free Mixing & Production Course with Grammy®-Winner Dave DarlingtonWaves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces a 4-part free mixing and production course including a live Q&A session, “From Demo To Master,” with multiple GRAMMY®-winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington, available online beginning November 28.
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XenData Launches File System Mirroring Software Optimized for Hybrid Cloud, LTO and Optical Disc Archives
XenData Launches File System Mirroring Software Optimized for Hybrid Cloud, LTO and Optical Disc Archives
FS Mirror software synchronizes file systems stored in the cloud, local disk, LTO and optical disc.
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions, launches FS Mirror software which syncs file-folder structures between cloud, local disk, LTO and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) storage. The software is optimized in terms of performance and integrity specifically for these storage types: Performance is maximized by restoring files from LTO in tape order and from ODA in disc order; File integrity is assured by using end-to-end checksums.
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Luma Touch Completes Storyblocks Integration
Luma Touch Completes Storyblocks Integration
Storyblocks for LumaFusion Provides LumaFusion Editors Direct Access to Hundreds-of-Thousands of Creative Media Assets
Luma Touch today announced a new version of LumaFusion featuring direct integration with Storyblocks, a subscription-based stock media service for content creators. Created by video effects and editing industry veterans, LumaFusion is an industry-popular iOS editing app designed specifically for mobile filmmakers, journalists, YouTube creators and aspiring content producers looking to create better video using mobile devices and gear.
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Magewell Announces Plug-and-Play 4K SDI-to-NDI(r) Converter
Magewell Announces Plug-and-Play 4K SDI-to-NDI(r) Converter
Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus easily and reliably connects SDI-based Ultra HD video sources into live video-over-IP production workflows
Magewell today introduced the second member in its Pro Convert family of standalone hardware devices for bringing traditional video signals into live, IP-based broadcast and AV infrastructures using NewTek's royalty-free NDI® technology. The new Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus encoder converts SDI input signals up to 4K Ultra HD into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency, enabling users to effortlessly connect SDI-equipped sources to NDI-enabled media networks, devices and applications.
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Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem
Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem
Well-known veteran colorist joins Creative Services team; past work includes Kubo and The Two Strings, The Jungle Book, Oblivion, Mary Poppins Returns, and more
Respected industry veteran Mike Sowa joined FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist, this week. With a focus on serving the creative community, the move emphasizes FotoKem’s consistent commitment to expanding its artistic offerings.
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axle ai Gear is a Mac ini-based Video Powerhouse
axle ai Gear is a Mac ini-based Video Powerhouse
Complete system streamlines video production with AI-based tagging, search, transcoding and workflow automation.
Continuing to address the largely unmet need for advanced video management tools for small to mid-sized teams, axle ai, Inc. announces the launch of axle ai Gear™, an integrated system that combines new Apple Mac mini computing power with axle ai’s browser-based, AI-capable media management, workflow and transcode software. True to the company’s ‘Radically Simple’ philosophy, axle ai Gear combines state-of-the art auto-tagging and search with graphical workflow and transcoding tools designed for ease of use and broad accessibility.
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FilmLight creates Cold War look for ‘The Americans’
FilmLight creates Cold War look for ‘The Americans’
Series six graded for HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks
The sixth and final Emmy® award-winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colourist, working on the Baselight colour-grading system from FilmLight.
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DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and DaVinci Resolve Panels Used on New Carlos Vives Music Video
DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and DaVinci Resolve Panels Used on New Carlos Vives Music Video
The team also took advantage of ResolveFX, GPU and CPU accelerated plugins, especially the facial recognition tools, which automatically recognize and track facial features so colorists can adjust, brighten or change color without having to manually select or rotoscope any part of the image.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio, along with the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, were used for color grading and editing on the new music video for “Mañana,” the latest single by Latin American Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Carlos Vives.
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Facilis Improves Workflows at Montgomery Community Media
Facilis Improves Workflows at Montgomery Community MediaFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, announced that Rockville, Maryland-based Montgomery Community Media (MCM) has recently upgraded their Facilis shared storage network to 96TB. Part of Montgomery county, MCM is the only independent, nonprofit organization providing access to public media (public access television and broadband media) directly to the county’s over one million residents as well as non-profit organizations, associations and local businesses. Near to DC, the public TV and web resource has served the public since the early eighties.
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The University of the West England Puts EditShare Creative Workflow and Shared Storage Solutions at the Core of Its Media Education Program
The University of the West England Puts EditShare Creative Workflow and Shared Storage Solutions at the Core of Its Media Education Program
New infrastructure offers real-world integrated workflows; powered by Flow media asset management, XStream EFS scale-out storage, and GEEVs broadcast servers
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that The University of the of West England (UWE Bristol) has upgraded the existing infrastructure of its new Arts, Creative Industries and Education media programs facility to a modern, end-to-end, file-based workflow powered by EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM).
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Telestream Vantage Helps Adstream Integrate Media Processing Within its AWS Cloud Platform
Telestream Vantage Helps Adstream Integrate Media Processing Within its AWS Cloud Platform
Global ad services network realizes greater scalability, flexibility and growth potential
Telestream®, a leading a leading provider of digital media orchestration and delivery solutions, today announced that Los-Angeles-based Adstream, a global digital asset management and advertising delivery technology company, with headquarters in London, has chosen both cloud and on-premises deployments of the Vantage media processing platform to automate its high-volume media transcoding and quality analytics needs. Through its global ad services network, Adstream enables the world’s major brands, advertising agencies, and media and entertainment companies to better manage the speed, quality, and costs of their ad campaigns.
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Roland VR-4HD All-in-One HD AV Mixer Offers Accessible Virtual Field Trip Solutions for the California State Parks Student Outreach Program
Roland VR-4HD All-in-One HD AV Mixer Offers Accessible Virtual Field Trip Solutions for the California State Parks Student Outreach Program
The California State Parks PORTS® Distance Learning Program puts knowledgeable park rangers and knowledge-hungry students together in a virtual experiential environment thanks to the Roland VR-4HD
The students and their teachers may be in a classroom in Fresno or Bakersfield, but thanks to the unique Parks Online Resources for Students and Teachers team (PORTS), they can be transported throughout the California State Parks system during a live interactive free virtual field trip. And now PORTS is powered by Roland Professional A/V’s VR-4HD All-in-One HD AV Mixer, making it easier than ever for HD video and audio to be switched, mixed and sent during PORTS video-conferencing programs.
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Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of Fuyao
Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of FuyaoBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by CG/VFX designer Alex Koryshev with Shenzhen based Plan B VFX to produce VFX shots for hit Chinese TV series “Legend of Fuyao,” a 2018 Chinese fantasy television series based on the novel, Empress Fuyao, starring Yang Mi and Ethan Juan in the lead roles.
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Linda Swope to Head Expanded Matthews Sales Team
Linda Swope to Head Expanded Matthews Sales TeamAs Matthews Studio Equipment moves into their 50th year as a privately-owned camera and lighting support manufacturer, CEO and co-founder Ed Phillips and Vice President Tyler Phillips are making some bold changes to keep up with the times. They have completely retooled and expanded their CNC shop, to better accommodate manufacturing their equipment here in the United States. And, they have moved 30-year veteran Linda Swope into the position of Head of Sales.
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KTEN Readies for Election Season with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher
KTEN Readies for Election Season with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix™ today announced KTEN, a dual NBC/ABC affiliate with a CW substation serving the Sherman-Ada market (DMA #160), upgraded its control room in August with a Broadcast Pix BPswitch™ integrated production switcher. Mark Farrell, news director for KTEN Media, said the new BPswitch was part of an effort to ready the station for next month’s election coverage.
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HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Improve Studio Production Quality for West Ohio Sports Network and Witness the Living Word channels
HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Improve Studio Production Quality for West Ohio Sports Network and Witness the Living Word channels
High-performance cameras provide rich features, cost-effectiveness and impeccable quality as final pieces of sports and religious broadcaster’s HD studio upgrade.
Broadcasting from Lima, Ohio, viewer-supported television station WTLW (Witness the Living Word) delivers high-quality Christian and family-centered programming to its viewers. When the station upgraded the video acquisition capabilities in its production studio to HD this summer, they chose Z-HD5500 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the rich features, outstanding quality and long-lasting durability they wanted.
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Weezer's Africa Musicvid Shot with Blackmagic RAW and URSA Mini Pro
Weezer's Africa Musicvid Shot with Blackmagic RAW and URSA Mini Pro
Post production, including grading and editing, was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced Weezer’s new music video for their hit song “Africa” was shot using an URSA Mini Pro with the newly announced Blackmagic RAW codec. Post production, including grading and editing, was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Plura Introduces Sophisticated Preview Monitor at IBC2014
Plura Introduces Sophisticated Preview Monitor at IBC2014
New LCM Series Monitor Integrates the Most Pertinent Tools for Video Preview Integrity for an Affordable Yet Feature-Rich Solution
Plura, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a new dual 7-inch monitor solution at IBC2014 (RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, September 12-16, Stand 8.B73) for video preview applications. The new LCM-207-3G monitor expands the LCM range of affordable monitors, keeping costs very low by integrating features tailored specifically for preview needs – notably, in-depth color calibration to maximize picture quality and integrity.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Editing Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & DragonsEditing Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons
Kelley Slagle began her career in entertainment as an actor, so it’s not surprising the communal storytelling of Dungeons and Dragons caught her eye. She both edited and co-directed the prizewinning documentary "The Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons", speaking to overe 40 artists across the 45-year span of the game's history. Creative COW Managing Editor Kylee Peña spoke to Kelley about the challenge of managing that much material into a 90-minute film, balancing indie filmmaking with the demands of a day job in video production, and the power of art to sustain a community.
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Dialogue Cleanup Plug-ins for Video ProductionDialogue Cleanup Plug-ins for Video Production
Sometimes you really DO need to fix it in post. Longtime audio engineer Keith Alexander looks at some of the plug-ins available for video hosts including Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X, as well as leading audio applications such as Audition, Pro Tools, and Nuendo, that will make a huge difference for video producers who need to clean up dialogue recorded with less than ideal results. There's something here for every skill level and every budget.
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Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5
Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to Hollywood, and has served as the lead editor on the 2nd, 3rd, and now, the latest in the pop-culture phenomenon Sharknado franchise, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. You know, your usual run-the-the-mill American Dream story. In Ana’s case, the journey also includes a stint at Video Symphony, a Saturn Award nomination, and playing a major role in moving independent production powerhouse The Asylum fully from FCP7 to Premiere Pro. Here, Ana talks with Creative COW Associate Editor Kylee Peña about workflow, VFX, and some of the secrets of Sharknado's success. (Spoiler alert: they're not comedies.)
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Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next GenerationGrowing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation
Through accessible tools and ease of engagement, young people like Sabrina Cruz have been able to grow up on YouTube and find one another. Underneath the amusing titles and colorful thumbnails, her videos have drawn over 10 million views with thoughtful messages woven together with high production value and editorial skill. Dismiss her as just a YouTuber at your peril. It's not that she's after your job. It's that she's one of the young creators helping change the world with intelligence, wit, drive, and an infectious optimism. Are you keeping up?
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Society of Camera Operators Produces Sneaky Pete Round Table
Recently, the Society of Camera Operators produced a roundtable discussion moderated by filmmaker and writer Charles Haine, featuring DP Will Rexer and the camera crew behind Amazon's Sneaky Pete. This 10-minute video dives into the nuances and "how-to" on the production set, as well as what technology supported the DP's...
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Women are tired and I'm watching them leave post production
July 2018 edit : It's been about a year since I originally wrote this, and it's sparked endless conversations about paper cuts and microaggressions in the post production industry, and even a session with the Diversity Steering Committee at the Motion Picture Editors Guild last fall. This isn't a problem...
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A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Feng-I Fiona Roan
“Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been...
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