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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
News: MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media Monitoring
News: Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media MonitoringBridge Technologies Co AS Booth 5C2-01 with Magna Systems & Engineering: At Broadcast Asia 2016, Bridge Technologies will be represented by Magna Systems & Engineering in booth 5C2-01
“At BroadcastAsia 2016, we are showing our VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams together with a few more monitoring solutions that exceed conventional levels of performance, and break new ground for adaptability, customization, and ease of use.” — Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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NAB 2016: PESA Expands Product Offerings, Solidifies Support for IP-Based Workflows
News: NAB 2016: PESA Expands Product Offerings, Solidifies Support for IP-Based Workflows PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will share important technology announcements and debut several products at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL4621), which runs through April 21 in Las Vegas, Nev. The company will also demonstrate its Cheetah Flex IP integrated routing environment, as well as expanded capabilities for its unique PESA Live Services system for private and webcast streaming presentations.
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NAB 2016: Broadcast Pix to Acquire ioGates
News: NAB 2016: Broadcast Pix to Acquire ioGatesExpands Portfolio of Cloud-Based, IP Workflow, and Media Management Technologies and Solutions
Broadcast Pix™ today announced it intends to acquire ioGates, a leading innovator in cloud-based video production with more than a decade’s experience in Web-based video management, conversion, and collaboration. The companies are finalizing details of the agreement, which began with a strong partnership established during the development of the recently announced BPNet™ solution from Broadcast Pix. Representatives of ioGates will participate in demonstrations at the Broadcast Pix booth (SL7627) during the 2016 NAB Show, which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
News: ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free Experiences
News: IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free ExperiencesIBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at the 2016 NABShow that Aspera, an IBM company, is unveiling Aspera FASPStream, a new turnkey application software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time – reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
News: HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-OneUnveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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Bling Digital's Jesse Korosi to Discuss Digital Workflows at NAB 2016
News: Bling Digital's Jesse Korosi to Discuss Digital Workflows at NAB 2016Bling Digital Director of Workflow Services Jesse Korosi will take part in an NAB Show Live panel discussion on Digital Workflows at the 2016 NAB Show. Korosi will discuss how production and post-production workflows are changing, the challenges they present, and how Bling Digital is meeting those challenges. The session is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at noon, and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & Sports
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & SportsAt NAB 2016, Astucemedia will show new integration with Reuters Media Express, Getty Images, the AP for U.S. Election results, and Vizrt’s Viz One MAM
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest features and capabilities of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP)—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds and media assets.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data Management
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data ManagementAt the 2016 NAB Show, Astucemedia will demonstrate its Sports Data Platform for fast, easy creation and management of real-time data-driven sports graphics
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest version of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP) for Sports—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds.
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Molden Media and Ventuz Technology Join Forces to Show Integrations at NAB 2016
Ventuz Technology and Molden Media will demonstrate their partnership at NAB 2016 by installing integrated setups on each other’s booths, C8535 and SL9627. The goal is to show comprehensive broadcast graphics workflows with M2Control at its core and the newly released Ventuz 5 serving as the real-time engine.
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Broadcast Pix Introduces BPNet Cloud-Based IP Workflow Management for Video Production
News: Broadcast Pix Introduces BPNet Cloud-Based IP Workflow Management for Video ProductionNew Service Enables Customers to Easily Upload, Archive, Convert, Preview, and Share Assets
Broadcast Pix™ today introduced BPNet™, a cloud-based IP workflow management system for all Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. BPNet software provides easy access to the comprehensive service for sharing, converting, distributing, and archiving media files. It integrates directly within Broadcast Pix Flint™, Granite™, Mica™, and Roadie™ switchers, and is also accessible to collaborators via any PC or mobile device browser. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate BPNet for the first time at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL7627), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Beamr Announces the Acquisition of Vanguard Video and a $15M Investment Round
Beamr, the global leader in media optimization solutions, today announced that it is acquiring Vanguard Video, the leading provider of HEVC and H.264 codec technologies, and raising a $15M funding round led by Disruptive Growth, with the participation of Marker and Innovation Endeavors. The transaction positions Beamr as a global leader in H.264 and HEVC video encoding and optimization solutions, with over 80 employees and offices in Palo Alto, Tel Aviv and St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
News: Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast To BVE North.'
Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast tracking solution to BVE 2016
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XTFX and Pixspan Form Alliance
News: XTFX and Pixspan Form AlliancePixspan Solutions Result in Cost and Resource Savings of Up to 50-80%
Pixspan, Inc., the leading workflow technology company that solves the storage and bandwidth challenges of full-resolution images, has formed a strategic reseller partnership with XTFX Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of content creation solutions. XTFX will be the first systems integrator to offer Pixspan solutions in the UK, providing Pixspan with opportunities for further growth, expansion and customer support in a key global market.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Academy Award Best Picture "Spotlight"
News: PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Academy Award Best Picture "Spotlight"Spotlight, director Tom McCarthy’s powerful, new drama, tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of child molestation by Catholic priests and the subsequent cover-up by the local archdiocese. The film, released by Open Road Films, was edited by Tom McArdle in his fifth collaboration with McCarthy, dating back to 2003 and The Station Agent, the director’s feature debut.
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ARRI SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM ACADEMIES CONFERENCE
The annual conference of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) was held at Munich’s University of Television and Film (HFF) this year. From November 17-19, representatives from the world’s top training institutes were guests in Munich. ARRI Group supported the conference with presentations, keynote speeches and an exhibition of its latest products.
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SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35
News: SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35Cinematographer Theo van de Sande, ASC shares his experience in using the 4K “Ultra HD” camera on “Cheerleader Death Squad.”
Members of Toronto’s motion picture and television production community got a first-hand look at Panasonic’s new 4K “Ultra HD” digital cinema camera, the VariCam 35, in a special technology demonstration hosted by SIM Digital.
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FotoKem Expands Services in New Orleans
News: FotoKem Expands Services in New OrleansFotoKem has expanded its award-winning post production services in New Orleans, and moved into a new space here at Second Line Stages, a production hub for the local filmmaking community in the heart of the Lower Garden District.
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IMT's NetApp Installations Cross the 50 Petabyte Milestone
NetApp Product Portfolio Accelerates Media Application Performance and Lowers Costs
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) announced today that it has now shipped more than 50 petabytes of NetApp storage — including NetApp E-Series and FAS systems — into both IT and media operations within IMT's nationwide customer base. The NetApp hybrid storage portfolio is accelerating application performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for IMT's customers.
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RTV Slovenia Deploys Bridge Technologies Monitoring System for IP, Terrestrial and Satellite Network
News: RTV Slovenia Deploys Bridge Technologies Monitoring System for IP, Terrestrial and Satellite NetworkSlovenian national broadcaster RTV Slovenia has installed a monitoring system from Bridge Technologies for its DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, and IP delivery chain.
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ARRI 2015 IBC: NEW TOOLS AND FEATURES FOR THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM
News: ARRI 2015 IBC: NEW TOOLS AND FEATURES FOR THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMThe Electronic Control System (ECS) is a complete, modular toolset for wireless remote control not just of ARRI cameras and lenses, but literally any camera and any lens. Alongside free software update packets (SUPs) for the Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4 and Universal Motor Controller UMC-4, ARRI is introducing the new CLM-5 lens motor and an on-board monitor mount for the WCU-4.
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Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School Level
News: Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School LevelFilmEd Academy of the Arts (Newport Beach, CA), which for the past 15 years has provided production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to its camera inventory.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers
News: Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s YonkersPost-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility.
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capital T - using cineSync on blockbuster movies
Bridging Oceans – How new tools are changing remote production
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SMPTE® Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Drives Expert Dialog on Key Topics
Two-Day Conference Drew Industry Experts to Discuss Technical, Creative, and Business Issues in Delivering Entertainment Experiences Over the Internet
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully concluded the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year titled "The Race Is On!" From June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California, the conference drew experts and delegates to explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
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"The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: "The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorksSean R. Smith leads a three-month post-production effort to finish the acclaimed six-part series.
Andrew Jarecki’s engrossing documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst explores the murky world of a real estate magnate suspected of three murders. Post-production finishing for the series, airing in six parts on HBO, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Sean R. Smith served as finishing editor and colorist, working in collaboration with Jarecki, writer/producer/director of photography Marc Smerling and post-production supervisor Susan Lazarus to bring the series to its final form and look.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
Render Farm Management Software Adds Faster Bulk Submission, Yosemite OS X Platform Support, and Variable Controls for Submitted Jobs
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube! 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios.
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SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast Market
News: SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast MarketSIM Capitalizes on Bling Digital’s high-end workflow services to expand into the New York market
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, announces the expansion of its services into New York to provide dailies and off-line, and finishing. The Brooklyn facility -- which currently houses a DaVinci Resolve color bay, Avid edit bays and Colorfront dailies solutions -- has already provided work on shows including Mr. Robot, Forever, American Odyssey, Season 3 of The Following and several pilots.
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SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast Market
News: SIM Group Expands Services into East Coast MarketSIM Capitalizes on Bling Digital’s high-end workflow services to expand into the New York market
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, announces the expansion of its services into New York to provide dailies and off-line, and finishing. The Brooklyn facility -- which currently houses a DaVinci Resolve color bay, Avid edit bays and Colorfront dailies solutions -- has already provided work on shows including Mr. Robot, Forever, American Odyssey, Season 3 of The Following and several pilots.
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Visual Unity Global Makes Its OTT Platform vuMedia(tm) Even More Affordable
News: Visual Unity Global Makes Its OTT Platform vuMedia(tm) Even More AffordableEntrepreneurs now have the power of the professional vuMedia™ multiscreen platform for only $1,000 per month
(Prague, Czech Republic. April 20, 2015) Leading OTT solutions provider VisualUnity Global has made its Award-winning vuMedia™ OTT platform even more accessible by introducing new product packages, including a $1000/month package that they feel is the most compelling offer in the industry.
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Sony and WGBH Boston Launch Public Media Management
Revolutionary New System Created to Serve Public Broadcast Needs
Sony Electronics and flagship PBS station WGBH are launching Public Media Management (PMM), a first-of-its kind centralized media management and content distribution service that gives public TV stations new tools to engage with their communities now and into the future. The new cloud-based service went live on April 1, following a year-long pilot program between the two organizations.
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Panasonic and LiveU Announce Cloud-Based Camera/Live Uplink Solution for AJ- PX5000G, AJ-PX800, AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA Camcorders
Free upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
Panasonic is expanding its strategic collaboration with LiveU (Hackensack, NJ) with the announcement of a free* firmware upgrade for its AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800 and AJ-PX270 series P2 HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording. The upgrade will enable an integrated camera and live video uplink solution that links and leverages the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform.
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ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”
News: ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”“The story of evolutionary flight is one I’ve always wanted to tell... It’s our most ambitious yet.”...David Attenborough
The spellbinding visual account of how flying animals evolved into the familiar species we see today, became a reality in stunning documentary series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, produced by Atlantic Productions with the help of SGO's powerful and cutting-edge Mistika technology at ONSIGHT.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"
News: PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS’s facility in Vancouver.
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Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate Studios
News: Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate StudiosStargate Studios, the global, award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has announced that sales and marketing specialist Thayer Jester has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in TorontoThe SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 10th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 29th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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CrewCuts taps XenData to manage robotic LTO library
XenData’s SX-522 Archive Server manages a robotic LTO library to provide a collaborative storage environment for Crew Cuts
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced that Crew Cuts, a full-service post-production house, has installed a XenData SX-522 Archive Server managing a robotic LTO library to help upgrade and automate its complete workflow. The new server and library have permitted Crew Cuts to achieve greater efficiencies and create a very dynamic and collaborative environment.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
News: Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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"Game of Thrones" Colorist Joe Finley Joins Chainsaw
News: "Game of Thrones" Colorist Joe Finley Joins ChainsawAward-winning colorist Joe Finley, whose credits include the HBO series Game of Thrones, has joined Chainsaw, a division of The SIM Group. A veteran with more than 20 years of experience in features and episodic television, Finley will work out of a DI theater at Chainsaw’s Hollywood facility, newly equipped with a state-of-the-art Da Vinci Resolve grading system. He is currently grading the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
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Chainsaw Builds on a Legacy of Excellence in Servicing Awards Shows
News: Chainsaw Builds on a Legacy of Excellence in Servicing Awards ShowsHollywood post facility provides editorial and other services for some of the most popular awards shows on TV, including the Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors and the Golden Globes.
The arrival of the New Year marks the start of Awards Season in Hollywood as various groups and organizations gear up to honor the best achievements of the previous year. It’s a busy time for many companies in the industry, from caterers and fashion designers to talent agencies and publicity firms. Among those most caught up in the frenzy is Chainsaw. The post production facility, a division of The SIM Group, provides creative editorial and other post production services for many of the season’s most popular awards shows, including the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
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SIM Group Acquires Toronto's Pixel Underground
News: SIM Group Acquires Toronto's Pixel UndergroundLatest expansion enables the company to deliver state-of-the-art post production services to Canadian, U.S. and European producers through Toronto facility.
Continuing its rapid expansion, the SIM Group has acquired Toronto post-production facility Pixel Underground and its associated companies FINI Films and stationEX. The move gives SIM Group the ability to deliver complete post production and media distribution services in the Toronto market; Pixel Underground is one of Ontario’s leading providers of post-production services for television including for such shows as Mayday , Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (Discovery), Nowhere to Hide (Investigation Discovery US) , Food Truck Face Off (Food Network) and American Pickers (History).
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad Campaigns
News: Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad CampaignsArtists Rely on Qube! to Manage Renders on Spots like Nike’s Blockbuster Ad, “The Last Game”
When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot.
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Pixel Power Charts the Scottish Decision
News: Pixel Power Charts the Scottish DecisionPixel Power provides design services as well as data integration for STV’s coverage of the independence referendum
Scotland’s constitutional referendum on 18 September 2014 ended up too close to call in advance. Charting the results as they came in were specially created graphics from Pixel Power, linked directly to the database and controlled by the presenters using a dedicated tablet app.
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MTI Film Announces CORTEX Dailies Support for ProRes 4444 XQ
News: MTI Film Announces CORTEX Dailies Support for ProRes 4444 XQMTI Film today announced that CORTEX Dailies has added support for decoding and encoding Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. Support is available in a new update, CORTEX v1.5.3.
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Cinec Awards Honor ARRI AMIRA and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphics
News: Cinec Awards Honor ARRI AMIRA and ARRI/ZEISS Master AnamorphicsARRI was honored with two major awards at the 2014 Cinec show in Munich on September 22. The ARRI AMIRA documentary style camera and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses both garnered Cinec statuettes. The awards were presented by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. (CTB, formerly Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology), and awarded to innovative products and developments in motion picture technology.
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Ross Video Getting In-Touch With Xpression
News: Ross Video Getting In-Touch With Xpression
Today, Ross Video announces a new addition to the XPression product line at IBC 2014 with XPression Touch Factory, an intuitive tool that allows television producers to build interactive touchscreen presentations using dazzling real-time 3D graphics from Ross XPression. Built with partner, Coiron Visual Developers, Touch Factory’s ease-of-use eliminates the need for expensive IT resources to program new touchscreen graphics.
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Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative Services
News: Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative ServicesAward-Winning Creative Teams Leverage Full Capabilities of State-of-the-Art Graphics Technology to Offer Orad Customers Around the World a One-Stop Shop for Professional Broadcast Graphics.
Award-winning design agencies Motion Path and Bigstudios, (BMP) and Orad, a leader in broadcast graphics development, announced today a special new creative services offering for the Orad customer community.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC Apps
News: Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC AppsOpen Source and Commercial Apps Eextend TACTIC's Functionality to Meet the Needs of Multiple Industries
SIGGRAPH 2014 - Southpaw Technology, the developer of the open source digital asset and workflow management platform TACTIC, announced today that it is in development on open source and commercially available apps to extend the functionality of the TACTIC platform. Three such apps -- “TACTIC | VFX”, “TACTIC | aSync” and “TACTIC | ServerAssist” -- will be available starting this Fall. Southpaw Technology will be discussing its new app initiative and the individual apps in the Ontario booth at Siggraph (Booth #801).
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Bridge Technologies VB288 Now Integrates OTT Into Sophisticated Virtual Video-Wall Monitoring
Bridge Technologies will unveil a new version of its VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor at IBC 2014, with integrated OTT capability that allows operators to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams side-by-side in the same advanced graphical display environment.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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IBC2014: Dalet Showcases Innovation in MAM-Driven Workflows and File-Based Tools
With the Resources of Three Technology Platforms at its Disposal, Dalet Offers Advanced Workflow Options and Video Manipulation Solutions
At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014Since last IBC, Ross Video has expanded dramatically with 4 corporate acquisitions in the areas of routing, news and prompting software, augmented reality and mobile production and a wide array of new production focused products and services as well as the addition of almost 100 new employees. This IBC, Ross is celebrating its 40th anniversary, sporting a new look with a modernized corporate logo and the updated tagline: “Production Technology Experts”. Following is a brief outline of just some of the things to expect from Ross on the stand at IBC in September – and as always, there will be a few last minute surprises announced closer to show time.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 2014
News: Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 201412-16 September, Stand 8.A14 - At IBC 2014, Veset, a pioneering broadcast technology provider, will feature Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout, a new, linear broadcast software-based solution optimised from the ground up to take full advantage of cloud-based resources.
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National Archives of Australia goes live with TMD’s Mediaflex
News: National Archives of Australia goes live with TMD’s MediaflexTMD Works Closely with NAA to Manage Over 600,000 Physical and Digital Assets
The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has gone live on time and on budget with a new audio visual asset management system developed in conjunction with TMD, the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets in a single system. The extensive project, with a TMD team collaborating from the original scoped work through to final commissioning and testing, provides NAA with the ability to control all of the audio visual media it holds on behalf of the Australian government and its agencies – “preserving the memory of our nation” as the NAA describes it.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Panasonic and Local Resellers to Showcase Professional Video Solutions in Cross-Country ‘See What You Missed At NAB Show’ Tour
Tour Presents Panasonic’s New Production/Broadcast Technologies To Local AV Professionals
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, along with its Authorized Reseller Partners, will host a cross-country “See What You Missed at NAB” Tour in May and June. The tour will afford local businesses, houses of worship, and sports entertainment and education professionals the opportunity to learn more about the latest professional video equipment unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters Show last month.
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Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel Group
News: Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel GroupAstucemedia implements graphics workflow that promotes distinctive network look and cross-promotion across channels
Astucemedia — a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE — managed critical elements of a massive rebranding campaign for Helsinki, Finland-based media group MTV Network (which is not related to any music television network). The goal of the rebranding campaign was to unify its 12 channels—including MTV3, AVA, SUB, Sport1, Sport2, and MAX — into a distinctive, cohesive network group.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers A Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
AJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
News: Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based WorkflowAJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Snell Delivers on Promise of Live TV Through New Signal Assurance and Intelligent Monitoring Solutions
– New lip sync module, and content monitoring solution among tools unveiled at NAB 2014 –
Snell announced today its new signal assurance and monitoring modules, including a media timing solution that helps broadcasters deliver greater operational efficiencies and ensure the highest quality media output across multiple screens. Part of Snell’s Live TV broadcast infrastructure offering, the solution can be deployed with or without existing Snell equipment, supporting the fast, flexible and open technology architecture needed by today’s broadcasters.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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Panasonic Set to Host Global Streaming Webcast, ‘LIVE @ NAB’
A-List Panel Of Industry Experts, Never-Before-Seen Content Headline Google+ Hangout sessions
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announced plans to host a global, interactive webcast, titled ‘LIVE @ NAB,’ on April 7 during the 2014 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show. Highlighted by a ‘can’t miss’ lineup of expert panelists, the interactive webcast is designed to entertain and inform by dissecting and discussing the hottest industry topics.
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Bridge Technologies’ Objective QoE Offers More Rational Basis for QoE Monitoring
Bridge Technologies (Booth SU3106) will present a strong product portfolio for connected media operations at NAB 2014, majoring on Objective QoE – the company’s solution for precision quality of experience monitoring.
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Signiant’s Cloud Solutions Drive 65 Percent Increase in Customer Base In 2013, Position Company for Future Growth With 46 Percent Increase in Worldwide Employment
Large file Movement Solution Provider Continues Strong Momentum, Invests in Cloud Platform, Bolsters Management Team
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today disclosed key growth metrics for 2013 and offered further insight into the Company’s recent market momentum. Executives report a 65 percent increase in customer count and a 46 percent increase in worldwide employment, attributable to rapid adoption of Signiant’s next-generation hybrid SaaS solution and clear recognition of the Company’s leadership position in bringing the benefits of cloud technology to the media industry.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
News: Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show Offerings
News: Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show OfferingsCompany’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording, 2 M/E Live Switcher among Other Advance Announcements
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
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 the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Bridge Technologies Points the Way to Objective QoE at TV Connect 2014
At TV Connect 2014 Bridge Technologies will present a strong product portfolio for connected media operations, majoring on Objective QoE – the company’s solution for precision quality of experience monitoring.
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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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CineSync Technology Now Integrated Into The Creative-Cartel’s Joust Digital Workflow Management System
Jenny Fulle, Visual Effects Producer and Founder of The Creative-Cartel and Rory McGregor, CEO of Cospective are thrilled to announce an exciting integration between Cospective’s cineSync review and approval technology and The Creative-Cartel’s JOUST digital workflow management system. 
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BlackTrax accelerates its global audio presence with Christopher Jenkins, BISBY Corporation
News: BlackTrax accelerates its global audio presence with Christopher Jenkins, BISBY CorporationFocus on spatial and 3D audio set to drive its growth and market dominance
Recognised globally for its multi-award winning technology, innovation and development as well as customer support, real-time tracking technology creator CAST BlackTrax Ltd is set to accelerate and increase its international presence over the next few months in the audio world. To drive this forward, effective 22 January 2014 BlackTrax has appointed Christopher Jenkins to be General Manager, BlackTrax Audio. The newly formed division’s mandate is to focus on increasing market share and presence by leveraging its advanced 3D and spatial audio applications and installations with BlackTrax. Jenkins is President and CEO of BISBY Corporation, located in Agoura Hills, CA.
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