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ICG Selects 22nd Annual Emerging Cinematographer Honorees
ICG Selects 22nd Annual Emerging Cinematographer Honorees
Nine Honorees Selected from 105 Submissions to Screen in Los Angeles, Sept. 30
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named nine honorees for the 2018 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), spotlighting promising cinematographers and providing crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. The collection of nine selected short films will debut at the ECA Los Angeles event on September 30, 2018, at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater. Additionally, screenings in three major U.S. cities will follow including New York at the SVA Theatre, October 28; Atlanta at the SCADshow, November 4; and Chicago at the Logan Theatre, November 4.
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Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver
Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver
Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.”
Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt is currently leading a team of artists in creating visual effects for the third season of Syfy’s horror anthology series Channel Zero.
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Nice Shoes Brings Internationally-Acclaimed Editor Rami D'Aguiar to North America
Nice Shoes Brings Internationally-Acclaimed Editor Rami D'Aguiar to North AmericaAward-winning editor Rami D’Aguiar has signed with leading studio Nice Shoes, augmenting a growing roster of creative directors, editors, VFX artists, and colorists. D’Aguiar has collaborated with agencies and top directors from all over the globe, cutting epic campaigns for brands such as Mitsubishi, Pepsi, Fiat, and Heineken amongst many others.
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Top Punjabi Singer Ash's 'Sharaab' Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Top Punjabi Singer Ash's 'Sharaab' Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Mini PanelBlackmagic Design announced that DP Rah Sharma shot the music video for the new popular song “Sharaab” by Ash using its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder. Rah also used a DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio to complete color correction on the video.
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Facilis Technology Deploys Hub Server at Notable Customer Sites Around the World
Facilis Technology Deploys Hub Server at Notable Customer Sites Around the World
New and existing customers benefit from a new level of performance and data resiliency
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that its Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing Facilis shared storage systems, has been deployed in several large and notable customer sites.
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Telestream Lightspeed Live Helps PRG Support U2 Worldwide Concert Tour
Telestream Lightspeed Live Helps PRG Support U2 Worldwide Concert Tour
Lightspeed Live enabled simultaneous capture and copy of archive quality 4K/HD video footage in real-time to multiple storage devices
Los Angeles-based PRG (Production Resource Group), a leading entertainment and event production company, has been involved with staging dazzling concerts for some of the world’s best-known artists including U2, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Beyoncé, and Roger Waters for over two decades. As part of its services, PRG also produces video elements for live shows, including video walls and big-screen projection. To help support this service, PRG recently acquired three Lightspeed Live systems from Telestream.
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EditShare QScan Strengthens Commitment to Industry Compliance with Support for IMF Packages
EditShare QScan Strengthens Commitment to Industry Compliance with Support for IMF PackagesEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, announced today that the latest EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control family (AQC) of products, powered by the award-winning QUALES QC engine, now supports automated QC of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages.
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SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Passing of New York Assembly Bill A.8155-B
SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Passing of New York Assembly Bill A.8155-BOn behalf of New York's SAG-AFTRA members, the union commends New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and their colleagues in the New York State Assembly for passing A.8155-B today. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said the following:
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MSE Grip Features MQ Mount and KitBags at Broadcast Asia 2018
MSE Grip Features MQ Mount and KitBags at Broadcast Asia 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities. This year, MSE will feature two new unique support products at Broadcast Asia June 26-28, Stand #: Suntec Singapore Level 4 4P2-10.
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HOBO Handles Audio Post For Award-Winning “QUEST,” June 18 On PBS
HOBO Handles Audio Post For Award-Winning “QUEST,” June 18 On PBS
10 Years In The Making, Affecting Portrait Of Philadelphia Family Features Extensive Sound Editing, Sound Design And Final Mixes For 5.1 Theatrical and Broadcast From Creative Studio.
Furthering their reputation as the go-to creative audio post house for cutting edge indie documentaries, HOBO lent to its considerable sonic skills to the acclaimed documentary “QUEST,” which following a successful film festival run that included winning a 2018 Independent Spirit Award and being named a 2017 official section at Sundance, will have its broadcast premiere on PBS starting June 18.
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Inuit Hunter Prepares to Battle Legendary Bear in New Animated Teaser
Inuit Hunter Prepares to Battle Legendary Bear in New Animated Teaser
Award-Winning Indie Animation House E.D. Films Offers First Look at its New Short; Now Seeking Distribution
e.d. films has debuted the first teaser trailer for Giant Bear, giving Annecy audiences their first look at one of the Inuit world’s greatest legends. Centered on a confrontation between the last monster bear and an Inuit hunter, Giant Bear is a chilling short that brings an ancient story out of the North.
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Empire Design upgrade with Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces 
Empire Design upgrade with Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces Scrub, a division of HHB Communications, has supplied an Avid Pro Tools S6 and two additional S3 control surfaces for The Empire Design Company's London post production studios as they continue to update and expand. Avid’s S6 and S3 control surfaces are central to every single studio at Empire Design. Audio 1 and 2 are running Avid S6 systems and are dedicated for larger, theatrical mixes. Additionally, there are three smaller Pro Tools HD rooms, each running an Avid S3 for TV, radio, sound design work and more. Empire’s use of the Avid control surfaces hits home just how flexible and accommodating the S3 and S6 are for numerous projects and scenarios.
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Gearhouse Broadcast sets up Red Square studio and IBC facilities for ITV
Gearhouse Broadcast sets up Red Square studio and IBC facilities for ITV
UK broadcaster in Russia to host international football coverage
Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has been commissioned by ITV to supply a range of facilities in Russia for its international football coverage this summer. The rights holder will broadcast live to the UK from its Gearhouse-built studio in Moscow’s Red Square and rely on the production infrastructure that Gearhouse has installed for it inside the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). This year’s is a similar set up to that which Gearhouse successfully delivered for ITV in Brazil in 2014.
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Gentleman Scholar Plays Up Sponsors for NYC Debut of the 27th AICP Show at The Museum of Modern Art
Gentleman Scholar Plays Up Sponsors for NYC Debut of the 27th AICP Show at The Museum of Modern ArtThe leaders of bicoastal creative production company Gentleman Scholar joined their industry colleagues at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for the premiere of the 2018 AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. There, they had the honor of presenting their Sponsor Reel, created to introduce this year's AICP Show. Given free rein to craft a set of visuals reflecting the intrigue of an energetic industry, the studio dug deep into its multifaceted approach to content production by creating a balanced and honed piece that embraces live action, design, animation and VFX.
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Japanese post production company Upside rebuilds its post production systems with Blackmagic Design 12G-SDI products
Japanese post production company Upside rebuilds its post production systems with Blackmagic Design 12G-SDI productsBlackmagic Design announced today that Japanese post production company Upside rebuilt their studio around Blackmagic Design 12G-SDI technology. As part of their upgrade from HD to 4K60p support, the company installed DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel, Teranex Express, DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 and Videohub Smart Control.
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Sky News Installs Ultimatte 12 for VR Studio Delivery
Sky News Installs Ultimatte 12 for VR Studio DeliveryBlackmagic Design today announced that Sky News UK has integrated a series of Ultimatte 12 compositing processors and an Ultimatte Smart Remote 4 to produce dynamic virtual studio segments for its award winning 24 hour rolling news cycle, in particular for its ‘Sunrise’ breakfast programming.
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Object Matrix named Object Storage Vendor of the Year by Storage Magazine
Object Matrix named Object Storage Vendor of the Year by Storage Magazine
Flagship solution, MatrixStore, enables media companies to keep content secure and protected, whilst ensuring easy access and discoverability at all times.
Object Matrix has been awarded Object Storage Vendor of the Year by the Storage Awards. The awards, run by Storage Magazine, reward outstanding products, services, and people across the storage industry.
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FutureVideo Products, Inc. Introduces V-Station®HD Studio8 Multi-Channel DVR For 8 HDMI Sources
FutureVideo Products, Inc. Introduces V-Station®HD Studio8 Multi-Channel DVR For 8 HDMI Sources
Provides Synchronized 9-Track Video Recording, Multi-Streaming & Switching
Multi-Channel DVR pioneer FutureVideo Products, Inc. added a new model to its revolutionary V- Station HD Studio8 Multi-Channel DVR Systems range. The new model has 8 x mini-HDMI source inputs. The newest V-Station HD Studio8 (HDMI) model is able to simultaneously record 8 video channels of full HD 1080p @ 60fps (Blu-ray quality) video in H.264 format with perfect channel synchronization. It performs live switching—with on-the-fly real time editing which generates the line-cuts (EDL)—while simultaneously recording the output program as a 9th video track and streaming it live.
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Zambia's ZNBC Chooses PlayBox Technology Neo for Broadcast Playout from its Lusaka Headquarters
Zambia's ZNBC Chooses PlayBox Technology Neo for Broadcast Playout from its Lusaka Headquarters
See PlayBox Technology on Stand 4J3-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018, Singapore, June 26-28
Zambia's state-owned television and radio network, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core of a new playout facility controlled from its headquarters in Lusaka. The newly completed system was installed by Beijing-based StarTimes in partnership with PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific.
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HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras Enhance Live Streaming and IMAG for Central Community Church
HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras Enhance Live Streaming and IMAG for Central Community Church
House of worship applauds picture quality, cost-effectiveness and ease-of-use of cameras while feeling valued by Hitachi Kokusai as a customer
Central Community Church in Wichita, Kansas has made video an integral aspect of their worship services for many years. Upgrading their production workflows to high definition in preparation for hosting a national convention, the church chose Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to deliver the superior video quality, price-performance value and ease of use that they wanted.
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Matrox Monarch H.264 Encoders Selected by CERN to Stream and Record the Latest Scientific Findings
Matrox Monarch H.264 Encoders Selected by CERN to Stream and Record the Latest Scientific Findings
Leading European research facility accelerates scientific collaboration with Matrox H.264 encoders
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), sitting astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, has been known for its ground-breaking discoveries in particle physics for over 60 years. CERN attracts some of the world’s leading scientists who probe the fundamental structure of the universe.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communication Video Team Uses Facilis Shared Storage in Video Workflow
Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communication Video Team Uses Facilis Shared Storage in Video WorkflowFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, recently announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has installed a TerraBlock shared storage network to support the marketing and communications team.
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Atlantis Television places Telestream at heart of Europe's largest virtualized postproduction workflow
Atlantis Television places Telestream at heart of Europe's largest virtualized postproduction workflow
France’s leading production company optimizes efficiency & agility, from camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 program output
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media orchestration and delivery solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest postproduction company, has placed its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform at the heart of a revolutionary new virtualized production environment. In addition, Atlantis has installed Telestream Vidchecker to provide rigorous quality control (QC) checks on all its final output – over 100 hours of AS-10 masters are provided to broadcasters across Europe each week.
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Boinx Software PhotoPresenter for iOS Presents Via NDI®
Boinx Software PhotoPresenter for iOS Presents Via NDI®PhotoPresenter for iOS, the app for show and tell style and non-linear photo presentations, is now updated with NDI® playout to enable easy integration into live video production workflows based on mimoLive for the Mac or other NDI®1 capable video production systems such as the NewTek TriCaster.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for Daimaru Matsuzakaya Clothing Promotion Movie
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for Daimaru Matsuzakaya Clothing Promotion Movie
DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, UltraStudio 4K and MultiDock were used for editing and color grading, with HyperDeck Studio 12G used for backup recording.
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini 4.6K was used by Kei Takahashi on the shooting of a promotion movie for TROJAN men's suits private brand by the Japanese major department store Daimaru Matsuzakaya. DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, UltraStudio 4K and MultiDock were used for editing and color grading, with HyperDeck Studio 12G used for backup recording.
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Timber & Mischief Join Forces For West Coast Representation
Timber & Mischief Join Forces For West Coast RepresentationAward-winning visual effects house Timber is thrilled to announce that they have joined forces with Mischief’s Becky Jungmann for representation on the West Coast. Becky Jungmann brings extensive knowledge and experience to Timber as a Sales Rep with fifteen years under her belt, starting at MJZ and honing her sales skills at Anonymous Content shortly after. Jungmann then took on the role of Head of Sales at Station Film in 2010, where she was instrumental in building the brand and the roster for six years. In 2016, Becky decided to open her own company, Mischief, a commercial representation firm based in Los Angeles and serving the advertising industry.
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Matthews Studio Equipment and Samsung Strategic VR Partnership
Matthews Studio Equipment and Samsung Strategic VR Partnership
Matthews Studio Equipment VRig Offers New Custom Ruggedized VR Solution for Samsung 360 Round Camera
Matthews Studio Equipment announces a new solution that further extends the range of filming environments for Samsung 360 Round camera, offering even more protection from the elements for creators. The Matthews VRig is a robust VR support system with flexible mounting options, low center of gravity and small footprint to minimize nadir hole obstruction while maintaining rock-solid stability. When paired with Samsung’s 360 Round, which captures true 4Kx4K 360 degree footage, users can record, edit and livestream complete VR video and audio, anywhere. 360 Round features a unibody chassis and compact design and is IP65 dust and water resistant.
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Gravity Media Group rated one of UK’s fastest growing companies in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200
Gravity Media Group rated one of UK’s fastest growing companies in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200Gravity Media Group, the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has again been named as one of Britain’s fastest-growing companies in the prestigious annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The awards are compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each June. They measure the international sales growth of private mid-market companies over the last two years.
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Shoot Anywhere With The New Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit
Shoot Anywhere With The New Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer KitRotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch of the NEO 2 Explorer Kit, a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go.
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Yard Dog Signs Director Darren Statman
Yard Dog Signs Director Darren StatmanDirector Darren Statman has joined Yard Dog for U.S. work in commercials and branded content. Based in London, Statman has won admirers among agencies and brands across Europe for work noteworthy for its striking, artfully- crafted visuals, nuanced storytelling and raw emotional power.
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Oscar Winning VFX Studio Milk Expands As It Celebrates Fifth Birthday
Oscar Winning VFX Studio Milk Expands As It Celebrates Fifth Birthday
Milk completes production on new feature film Adrift, Kat Mann joins as Head of Production
Milk – the Academy®, Emmy® and BAFTA Award winning visual effects studio, known for Annihilation, Altered Carbon andFantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, has significantly increased its capacity to work with the world’s leading feature film, television and digital content producers; taking an additional floor at its London premises in Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia as it celebrates five years in business this June.
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Vancouver's Dancing Line Productions Finds Small Success With New Animated Commercial
Vancouver's Dancing Line Productions Finds Small Success With New Animated Commercial
Seems babies and toddlers take special delight in new commercial
This year Dancing Line Productions launched a series of animated TV spots for Canada Protection Plan featuring their new mascot. To our surprise, they became extremely popular with babies, with many delighted parents' comments describing their baby's reactions.
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LAPPG CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN DTLA
LAPPG CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN DTLA
Celebration to Be Hosted at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles’s June Film Festival
The Los Angeles Post Production Group, one of LA’s leading industry organizations for networking and professional development, is celebrating their 10th anniversary at NewFilmmakers LA’s popular film festival on Saturday, June 23rd at South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
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National German Basketball League Livestreams with Blackmagic Design
National German Basketball League Livestreams with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the 2. Basketball-Bundesliga, Germany’s second tier national basketball league, has developed a live production workflow using broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design to live stream matches from venues across the country.
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URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K installed at Florida-based NOW Church
URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K installed at Florida-based NOW ChurchBlackmagic Design today announced that Ocala, Florida-based NOW Church has installed an URSA Broadcast professional broadcast camera, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel hardware control panel. The products will be used to help capture 4K footage of NOW Church’s high energy worship and concert like productions, as well as interviews, video announcements, and music segments viewed by its global audience.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore eSports with Cameron Reed at June Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore eSports with Cameron Reed at June MeetingThe Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will explore the growing phenomenon of eSports and its impact on the broadcast industry at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, in Hollywood.
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Sigma heads to Adorama INSPIRE to support the creative community
Sigma heads to Adorama INSPIRE to support the creative community
Elevate your photography skills at a Sigma hosted Adorama INSPIRE workshop; Test-drive the latest Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses and take advantage of special promo pricing at Adorama INSPIRE Expo
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its participation in Adorama INSPIRE, a brand new, weeklong event filled with designed-to-share experiences for visual storytellers. Offering education, inspiration, a networking platform and hands-on gear testing, Adorama INSPIRE will take place June 25th through July 1st in and around New York City and features prominent industry creatives including Sigma Pros and many more.
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SMPTE Unveils Results of 2018 Innovation and Technology in Media and Entertainment Survey
SMPTE Unveils Results of 2018 Innovation and Technology in Media and Entertainment Survey
Survey Demonstrates That Organizations Are Betting on Emerging Technologies – From Artificial Intelligence to Virtual Reality, Streaming, and Better Pixels
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, has released the results of the SMPTE 2018 Innovation and Technology in Media Entertainment Survey, part of the Society's ongoing work to provide insight into the critical issues that are transforming the media and entertainment (M&E) technology industry. The survey examined artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), immersive media, professional media over managed IP networks, and the Better Pixels Project.
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Canon Updates EF L-series Telephoto Zoom Lenses With EF 70-200mm F/4l IS II USM and Ef 70-200mm F/2.8l IS III USM
Canon Updates EF L-series Telephoto Zoom Lenses With EF 70-200mm F/4l IS II USM and Ef 70-200mm F/2.8l IS III USM
Next Generation of EF 70-200mm Lenses Features a Variety of Updates Including Enhanced Optical Image Stabilization in the f/4 and the Inclusion of Air Sphere Coating in the f/2.8
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced two new telephoto zoom lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. The new lenses serve advanced amateur and professional photographers in a variety of applications and solutions including wildlife, landscapes, portrait and sports photography. Canon EF 70-200mm focal-length lenses are a popular option for photographers in need of a long zoom range that maintains a relatively compact design. In addition, these updated lenses inherit the same overall build-quality and ruggedness photographers have come to expect from the Canon EF L-series line of lenses.
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Camera Corps Announces Major Broadcast Equipment Rental Expansion
Camera Corps Announces Major Broadcast Equipment Rental Expansion
Major Expansion of Camera Corps Broadcast Equipment Rental Product Range includes the new Q-Pac Modular System
Camera Corps announces that it will be attending this year's Media Production Show, June 12-13, in Olympia, London, exhibiting on stand 534.
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AJA Introduces Hi5-12G and HA5-12G Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2018
AJA Introduces Hi5-12G and HA5-12G Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2018
Simplifies Conversion Between 4K/UltraHD HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI, with Options to Extend Signals up to 10km Over a Single Fiber Link
At InfoComm 2018, AJA Video Systems announced Hi5-12G, a new 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converter, and HA5-12G, an HDMI 2.0 to 12G-SDI Mini-Converter, each available in three model configurations, with or without Fiber SFPs. The new Mini-Converters streamline the transmission of high resolution, high frame rate and deep color content over long distances.
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Sonnet Full-Featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Card for Under $100
Sonnet Full-Featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Card for Under $100
Solo10G™ PCIe® Card Offers 10GBASE-T Connectivity; Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® Compatibility; and NBASE-T™ Support
(Irvine, CA--June 6, 2018) Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ PCIe® Card, the latest product in the company's expanding line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions. The Solo10G card adds lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with PCI Express® (PCIe) slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt™ ports when the card is installed in a Thunderbolt to PCI Express card expansion chassis.
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Telestream Expands Leadership Team to include Chief Sales Officer
Telestream Expands Leadership Team to include Chief Sales OfficerFollowing the creation of its two technology business units in January, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced an expansion of its leadership team. Alistair Butler joins the company to serve as Chief Sales Officer, leading the sales organizations for the company’s Media Production and Workflow business unit and its Video Quality Monitoring and Analytics business unit.
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Panasonic Previews AW-UE150, New 4K Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Remote Camera
Panasonic Previews AW-UE150, New 4K Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Remote Camera
First 4K/60p Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs
Here at INFOCOMM, Panasonic announced the development of the AW-UE150, a new 4K integrated remote camera that will offer 4K/UHD - 60p capture, a first for a broadcast-class PTZ. The UE150 will also afford the widest viewing angle (75.1 degrees, horizontal) in its class.
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David Sisson Appointed as Managing Director of Camera Corps
David Sisson Appointed as Managing Director of Camera CorpsCamera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems and support services, announces the strategic appointment of David Sisson as its new Managing Director. He joined the company in 2011 as a Projects Manager and progressed to become a key member of the Camera Corps management team, latterly as Director of Projects and Engineering.
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JVC Upgrade RM-LP100 Camera Controller, Enables Tally Function with Roland Switcher
JVC Upgrade RM-LP100 Camera Controller, Enables Tally Function with Roland SwitcherJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced an upgrade for its RM-LP100 remote camera controller that enables tally compatibility with the new Roland V-60HD switcher. Roland will demonstrate the new functionality during InfoComm 2018 (Booth C2510), which runs June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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yU+co’s Garson Yu tapped as a featured speaker at Motion Conference 2018
yU+co’s Garson Yu tapped as a featured speaker at Motion Conference 2018
Also, Creative Studio’s Director of Museum and Special Projects Robert Checchi Joins The Leadership Of Esteemed MUSE Awards
Creative design/production studio yU+co announced that company Founder/Creative Director Garson Yu, will be one of this year’s featured speakers at motion 2018, to be held in Sante Fe, NM June 5-8 at the New Mexico History Museum. Yu will join a stage of design contemporaries including Kyle Cooper, Erin Sarofsky and John LePore for the “A Day of Title Design” session.
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Mistika VR celebrates its First Birthday!
Mistika VR celebrates its First Birthday!
Industry-adopted stitching software Mistika VR rounds off its first year with more than 1,000 active users
SGO​’s award-winning VR focused software solution, ​Mistika VR is celebrating its first birthday. In just one year, it has been recognized by the industry as the go-to solution for optical flow stitching. "Anyone involved in 360º/VR production needs to have a grasp of Mistika VR. It is by far the easiest, most efficient stitching software on the market,” stated ​Casey Sapp from VRTUL, Virtual Reality production company from San Diego, California.
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SPAT Revolution Announces Integration with Avid VENUE | S6L system
SPAT Revolution Announces Integration with Avid VENUE | S6L systemThis year at InfoComm 2018, Flux:: and Avid will be previewing the integration of the highly acclaimed SPAT Revolution software with Avid's VENUE | S6L systems, creating a powerful and innovative real-time multichannel immersive 3D-audio platform for Live, Theatrical, and Installed Sound applications. Come and view this integration live at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 in Las Vegas at Booth #C647 in the Audio Pavilion.
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IDX DUO-C198 Powers Digital Film Test Shoot for António Morais, Golpe Filmes
IDX DUO-C198 Powers Digital Film Test Shoot for António Morais, Golpe Filmes
See IDX on stand 4P5-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018, Singapore, June 26-28
Latest-generation DUO-C198 batteries in the IDX ENDURA V-Mount series were chosen to power Sony's recently introduced Venice 35 mm 6K camera in a short movie shoot by the cinematographer António Morais, Golpe Filmes. With typically 198 Wh capacity and compact size, the DUO-C198 is designed to power digital cinema cameras and stabilizer systems where long run times are required. Fully compatible with all IDX ENDURA V-Mount batteries chargers and accessories, the DUO-C198 uses top grade lithium-ion cells to ensure the highest reliability.
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Internationally Acclaimed Blackmagic Design Wins 7 Good Design Australia Awards
Internationally Acclaimed Blackmagic Design Wins 7 Good Design Australia Awards
This years winning products include the new URSA Broadcast Camera which is designed to work both in the studio and out in the field.
Blackmagic Design has swept the prestigious 2018 Good Design Australia Awards with 7 different awards for design innovation. This year’s awards brings the total number of Australian design awards to 30 and international design awards to over 50. Melbourne, Australia-based Blackmagic Design is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator for its professional film, broadcast television, commercial production, corporate video, A/V and web video products.
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Panasonic Announces AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest For U.S. and EU Filmmakers
Panasonic Announces AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest For U.S. and EU Filmmakers
Enter Now through August 24th, Winners Announced at IBC
Here at Cine Gear Expo, Panasonic announced the AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest, open to video professionals throughout the United States and European Union countries. To participate, contestants should register at https://eva1contest.hscampaigns.com and submit videos shot with the EVA1 cinema camera from 25 seconds to five minutes in length from June 1st through August 24th, 2018.
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Visual Effects Society Adopts New Code of Conduct to Bolster Commitment to Prevent Harassment & Discrimination
Visual Effects Society Adopts New Code of Conduct to Bolster Commitment to Prevent Harassment & DiscriminationThe Visual Effects Society has adopted a Code of Conduct whose purpose is committed to providing an environment in which all members are treated with respect, dignity, and inclusion. Through this Code of Conduct, we are formalizing VES values, standards and expectations of personal and professional conduct for our members. Active status of VES membership requires adherence to this Code of Conduct.
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Turkish Telenovela YOU NAME IT Shot Exclusively with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Turkish Telenovela YOU NAME IT Shot Exclusively with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6KBlackmagic Design has today announced that its URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras were chosen as the principal camera package on popular Turkish daily soap opera, ‘Adini Sen Koy’ (You Name It). Now in its second season, the Star TV telenovela attracts an audience of millions every day in Turkey.
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Panavision Expands DXL2 Ecosystem, Introduces New Primo X Lenses at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision Expands DXL2 Ecosystem, Introduces New Primo X Lenses at Cine Gear Expo
Expo Attendees will Interact with new 8K Workflow, Breakthrough Filter Technology, and Four new Large-Format Lens Sets
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 8K camera makes its Cine Gear Expo debut on June 1-2 at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles. The premier, large-format camera with a new post-centric firmware upgrade will be showcased at the Panavision booth (#S102) in Stage 17, along with four new large-format lens sets, a DXL-inspired accessories kit for RED DSMC2 cameras, and a preview of custom advancements in filter technology.
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ICG Camera Panel at CineGear to Discuss Unscripted TV Looks
ICG Camera Panel at CineGear to Discuss Unscripted TV Looks
TV’s New ‘Unscripted Looks’ to be Explained by ICG Camera Panel at Cine Gear Expo
A panel from the International Cinematographers Guild, will discuss “The Reality of Creating Unscripted Looks” at this year’s Cine Gear Expo to be held at Paramount Studios’ Sherry Lansing Theater, on June 2, starting at 10:15 a.m.
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EditShare Announces Flow Media Asset Management Public Beta Program Available to Select Creative Facilities
EditShare Announces Flow Media Asset Management Public Beta Program Available to Select Creative FacilitiesEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, AQC and media management solutions, invites the post production community to test the next generation of its Flow media asset management platform. For the first time, any broadcast or production facility can install Flow MAM on top of any storage pool. Now available for download, the first 100 eligible beta applicants will have the opportunity to try the all new storage independent version of Flow for 100 days free of charge and provide feedback. Approved applicants will have unrestricted access to all Flow modules, Flow technical support, and private Flow forums at no cost.
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EVA 2.5 Firmware Update Brings SMOOTH Mode to AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
EVA 2.5 Firmware Update Brings SMOOTH Mode to AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraPanasonic today released the EVA 2.5 firmware update for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera, adding a new noise reduction mode, more lens support expansion and menu improvements. SMOOTH mode noise reduction is designed for capturing low noise images without need for additional post processing.
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Cooke brings S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses to Cine Gear 2018
Cooke brings S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses to Cine Gear 2018
Booth will also host Anamorphic/i , 5/i, S4/i, Panchro/i Classic and miniS4/i ranges
Cooke Optics will bring its S7/i purpose-built full frame lens range to Cine Gear 2018, along with Anamorphic/i, Anamorphic/i SF (“Special Flair”), Panchro/i Classics and its other acclaimed lens families.
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JVC ProHD Portable Bridge empowers Digital P Media's FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Coverage
JVC ProHD Portable Bridge empowers Digital P Media's FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Coverage
DIGITAL P MEDIA IMPROVES LIVE FLW BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT COVERAGE WITH JVC PROHD PORTABLE BRIDGE CELLULAR UPLINKS
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Digital P Media, a video production company based in Cary, N.C., has paired five new PB-CELL200 ProHD Portable Bridge cellular uplinks with its 800 Series ProHD cameras to stream live coverage of this year’s Fishing League Worldwide bass fishing tournament. The remote broadcasting hubs have delivered improved streaming performance from the expansive lakes that host the competitions.
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InfoComm 2018: FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher, Sports Replay and Graphics Technologies
InfoComm 2018: FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher, Sports Replay and Graphics TechnologiesAt the upcoming InfoComm Show in Las Vegas, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for corporate video, worship, sports and live production scenarios.
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Magewell Brings Latest Video Capture Advances to Legacy Analog Signals with New Six-Channel CVBS Ingest Card
Magewell Brings Latest Video Capture Advances to Legacy Analog Signals with New Six-Channel CVBS Ingest Card
Pro Capture Hexa CVBS provides reliable, feature-rich, high-quality bridge between analog sources and the latest Windows, Mac and Linux software applications
Helping customers reliably bridge the gap between legacy analog video signals and today's digital, software-based systems, Magewell has introduced the Pro Capture Hexa CVBS interface card. The new model brings the feature-richness and comprehensive operating system support of the popular Pro Capture family to the analog domain, capturing six channels of CVBS video and six unbalanced stereo audio pairs over a PCI Express 2.0 x1 host interface.
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Edmonton Police Service Reaches Milestone of 200,000 Video Assets Stored in CatDV MAM
Edmonton Police Service Reaches Milestone of 200,000 Video Assets Stored in CatDV MAMSquare Box Systems today announced that the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), the municipal police force for the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has passed a key milestone in its use of the CatDV media asset management (MAM) system: archiving of more than 200,000 video assets. Through CatDV's robust search, automation, and storage management capabilities, EPS can cost-effectively access and manage its large and growing library of content for outreach, training, and internal communications.
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Cine Gear Expo: FUJINON/FUJIFILM to Host Optics Learning Center
Cine Gear Expo: FUJINON/FUJIFILM to Host Optics Learning Center
Center Features Leading Lens Repair and Rental Experts, Along With Premier, Cabrio and MK Series Zooms Among the Show Highlights
Visitors at this week’s Cine Gear Expo interested in a “master class” on evaluating lenses should schedule time at the FUJINON/FUJIFILM Optics Learning Center (Stage 18, Booth S206). Leading lens repair and rental house optic experts will put the FUJINON Premier, Cabrio and MK lenses through their paces, teaching attendees how they use Lens Projection to test and evaluate lenses. Representatives from ARRI RENTAL, Keslow Camera and Duclos Lenses will be some of the featured technicians in Fujifilm’s lens projection room.
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Cine Gear Expo: Panasonic panels to feature leading DPs on VariCam, EVA1
Cine Gear Expo: Panasonic panels to feature leading DPs on VariCam, EVA1Upcoming at Cine Gear Expo (exhibits June 1 and 2) at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic is presenting several seminars, including EVA1 Show & Tell on Friday, June 1 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. in the Paramount Theater. Cinematographers Johnny Derango, Elle Schneider, Ben Meredith and Pietro Villani will screen clips from their latest EVA1 projects and discuss the benefits of shooting with the camera. Three seminars are scheduled for Saturday, June 2, all in the Paramount Theater.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Powers Multi-Signal Routing for Live King of Hammers 2018 Off-Road Race
AJA KUMO 6464 Powers Multi-Signal Routing for Live King of Hammers 2018 Off-Road RaceThe world’s top ULTRA4 racers converge in Johnson Valley, CA every February to compete in the King of Hammers, a week-long series of off-road races spanning more than 200 miles of rocky desert terrain. The race draws in more than 60,000 spectators and is broadcast live to audiences via the ULTRA4 racing website and Livestream.com, with highlights streamed to YouTube and Facebook Live. Hammerking Productions is responsible for the week-long production, capturing and streaming more than seven hours of footage a day to fans on-site and online. With this year’s production involving multiple camera sources and destinations, the Hammerking team tapped AJA Video Systems’s KUMO 6464 for SDI signal routing.
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The Vitec Group Brands and Products on Display at Cine Gear Expo
The Vitec Group Brands and Products on Display at Cine Gear Expo
Cine Gear Expo Show brings the Vitec Group to Booth 15, from May 31-June 3
The Vitec Group will show many of its brands and products at Cine Gear Expo, in Booth 15, from May 31-June 3. Attendees will find a wide range of industry leading production tools on display in the company's booth.
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DigitalFilm Tree Adds Colorist Rick Dalby
DigitalFilm Tree Adds Colorist Rick DalbyDigitalFilm Tree, an award-winning post production and software development company, is pleased to announce that Rick Dalby has come on board as a Senior Colorist. He has already began working on the hit show “Roseanne” as well as TBS’ “Wrecked.” Additionally, he is collaborating on “NCIS: LA and “Angie Tribeca.”
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At Broadcast Asia 2018, Telestream to Showcase Market-Leading Media Orchestration Capabilities
At Broadcast Asia 2018, Telestream to Showcase Market-Leading Media Orchestration Capabilities
Broadcast Asia Preview Stand 4B3-05, 26-28 June 2018, Suntec, Singapore
At Broadcast Asia 2018, on booth 4B3-05, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will be demonstrating a range of solutions that seamlessly, cost-effectively move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Showcase Practical Camera Solutions for Key Technology Transitions at InfoComm 2018
Hitachi Kokusai to Showcase Practical Camera Solutions for Key Technology Transitions at InfoComm 2018
New options enable efficient, cost-effective 4K and HDR/SDR production workflows while enhancing users’ existing camera investments
Continuing its leadership in supporting new standards and trends in the professional AV and video production markets, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) is heading to InfoComm 2018 with new solutions that make emerging technologies practical and cost-effective for integrators and content producers. Hitachi Kokusai will co-exhibit with the Digital Media Division of Hitachi America, Ltd. in booth C2736 at the event, taking place in Las Vegas from June 6 to 8.
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Pace Pictures Launches Hollywood Facility
Pace Pictures Launches Hollywood Facility
Independent post-production house to provide turnkey solutions for film and television productions.
Independent post-production company Pace Pictures has opened a new sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The 20,000 square foot site offers editorial finishing, color grading, visual effects, titling, sound editorial and sound mixing services. Key resources include a 20-seat, 4K color grading theater, two additional HDR color grading suites and 10 editorial finishing suites. It also features a Dolby® Atmos mix stage designed by 3-time Academy Award®-winning Re-recording Mixer Michael Minkler, who is a partner in the company’s sound division.
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Tokyo Sound Production creates new editing rooms with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Universal Videohub
Tokyo Sound Production creates new editing rooms with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Universal VideohubBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo Sound Production installed a number of Blackmagic products to create a set of new post production studios. The new site now has DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, Universal Videohub 72, Smart Videohub 40x40, and a number of additional products, including Videohub Smart Control, MultiView 16, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio, Audio Monitor and UltraStudio HD Mini.
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Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability of 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability of 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mounts in late June for $1,599.00 USD through authorized US dealers. The Sony E-mount availability will be announced later.
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Ikegami APAC to Exhibit Latest Cameras, Monitors and Transmission Equipment at Broadcast Asia 2018
Ikegami APAC to Exhibit Latest Cameras, Monitors and Transmission Equipment at Broadcast Asia 2018
Demonstrations to include first APAC showing of the new HDK-99 3G-capable full digital 3-CMOS HDTV portable camera and HQLM-3125X 4K/HD master monitor
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content producers and broadcasters, will exhibit its newest technology and systems on the Ikegami APAC stand 4R4-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018. The show will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, June 26-28.
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Cloud is no Broadcast Cure-All: Telestream Favors Hybrid Approach to Workflow Deployment
Cloud is no Broadcast Cure-All: Telestream Favors Hybrid Approach to Workflow DeploymentIn broadcasting, cloud-based workflows have been in vogue for a number of years, and many technology companies are focusing so strongly on cloud deployments that it almost seems that the answer is cloud, but no one is sure of the question! The $64 million question for the broadcast industry is: how cloud should figure in to the future? According to Telestream’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Osika, very often the answer is not found in pure cloud. Whilst he sees cloud as an empowering technology for organizations of all sizes and in many different industry sectors, there is an absolute need for it to be employed strategically and judiciously based on real business need.
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RED Digital Cinema Returns to Cine Gear Expo
RED Digital Cinema Returns to Cine Gear Expo
Christopher Probst, ASC Will Take Attendees Behind the Scenes On Epoch
RED Digital Cinema will be at Cine Gear Expo this year in Los Angeles at The Studios at Paramount from June 1-2. Located at Booth S101 in Stage 17, RED will showcase its DSMC2™ camera line-up featuring premier sensors, MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. Additionally, RED will demonstrate 8K workflows, covering 8K REDCODE RAW, HDR and image processing pipeline (IPP2).
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Silbersalz launches new film processing lab with Cintel Scanner
Silbersalz launches new film processing lab with Cintel Scanner
The Cintel Scanner is connected over Thunderbolt to Silbersalz Film’s master editing suite, with digitised files processed through Resolve to create ProRes 4444 proxies, which are immediately available for editing and color correction.
Blackmagic Design today announced its Cintel Scanner has been installed at the heart of a new state-of-the-art analog film processing laboratory launched by Silbersalz Film, a Stuttgart-based film production company.
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Deluxe New York Taps Sam Daley for Features and Episodic Color Grading
Deluxe New York Taps Sam Daley for Features and Episodic Color Grading
Signals expansion of Gotham finishing operations
Senior Colorist Sam Daley has joined Deluxe post operations in New York, where he will lead final color finishing for feature films and television. Daley has been a fixture of the local post community for over 20 years.
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Andrew Bell Joins Method Studios as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising Operations
Andrew Bell Joins Method Studios as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising OperationsLong-time VFX exec Andrew Bell has joined the leadership team of Method Studios’ Advertising business in Los Angeles as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising Operations. In this role reporting to Method Advertising MD and EVP Stuart Robinson, he’ll work alongside Method L.A.’s Commercials VFX Sr. EP/VP Stephanie Gilgar and Digital Studio head Jeff Werner to drive day-to-day operations in the L.A. studio, curate talent, and bring Method’s capabilities to brand, agency and production company clients on the west coast.
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Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities with investment in in-demand cameras and lenses
Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities with investment in in-demand cameras and lenses
Sony HDC-4300 cameras and range of Canon and Fujinon 4K lenses boost Gearhouse’s rental stock in UK, US and Germany
Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has significantly enhanced its 4K rental stock with the purchase of a large quantity of the industry’s most in-demand cameras and lenses. The investment includes 36 new Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD camera channels and a large quantity of 4K and HD studio/field and ENG lenses from both Canon and Fujinon.
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RED Digital Cinema Advances Its Product Portfolio
RED Digital Cinema Advances Its Product Portfolio
The FULL POWER OF Red’s updated DSMC2 LINE-UP is now available AT a LOWER PRICE; EXISTING RED OWNERS HAVE NEW UPGRADE PATHS AVAILABLE
RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. Beginning today, RED’s camera line-up will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options - MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. The single DSMC2 camera BRAIN includes high-end frame rates and data rates regardless of the sensor chosen and, in addition to this new value, the streamlined approach will result in a price reduction compared to RED’s previous camera line-up.
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Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Will Files Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Will Files Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Award-winning sound artist will edit and mix on a new Dolby Atmos-capable stage
Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Will Files has joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Files, who spent a decade at Skywalker Sound, brings credits on more than 80 feature films, including Passengers, Deadpool, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Fantastic Four. Files won a 2018 MPSE Golden Reel Award for his work on War for the Planet of the Apes. His current project is the upcoming Columbia Pictures release Venom out in U.S. theaters October 5, 2018.
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Digitalfilm Tree Adds Colorist Dan Judy
Digitalfilm Tree Adds Colorist Dan JudyDigitalFilm Tree, an award-winning post production and software development company,is pleased to announce that Dan Judy has come on board as a Senior Colorist. He has already begun working on the hit show “Roseanne” as well as the CW’s “The 100” and Fox’s “Last Man on Earth.”
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Next on Westdoc Online: An Insider’s Guide to Working with National Geographic Channel
Next on Westdoc Online: An Insider’s Guide to Working with National Geographic Channel
The episode is now online at www.westdoconline.com and here in the COW
The next episode of Westdoc Online focuses on the business of working with National Geographic Channel, featuring an exclusive interview with Vice President of Development Charlie Parsons.
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Academy Award®-winning DP Claudio Miranda Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Academy Award®-winning DP Claudio Miranda Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Miranda’s workflow includes BMD's DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, as well as UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 capture and playback devices.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Academy Award®-winning DP Claudio Miranda, ASC, (“Life of Pi”) uses DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel for editing and color grading as part of his work as a cinematographer, as well as on his personal projects.
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DigitalGlue Shatters Conventional Media Storage Paradigm with Launch of creative.space
DigitalGlue Shatters Conventional Media Storage Paradigm with Launch of creative.space
New “On-Premise Managed Storage™” concept provides unparalleled performance at affordable monthly rates.
DigitalGlue has shattered the paradigm of high-end storage solutions with the launch of creative.space, an entirely new concept in media storage. The platform is offered as an "On-Premise Managed Storage™" (OPMS) service and features high-speed, high-capacity, 24/7 monitoring, technical support and next-day repairs for an all-inclusive, affordable, fixed monthly rate. DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, also designs and implements solutions for complete turnkey content creation, post-production, and distribution.
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries for Creative Categories
HPA Awards Open Call for Entries for Creative Categories
Popular Awards for Creative and Technical Talent Adds New Categories
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened the Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials. The 13th annual gala awards presentation will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday, November 15, 2018.
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M-AUDIO and Plug & Mix Announce Plug-in Giveaway Promotion
M-AUDIO and Plug & Mix Announce Plug-in Giveaway PromotionM-Audio and Plug & Mix today proudly announce that they have undertaken a joint promotional offering called “Pick and Mix” where clients buying M-Audio hardware products are eligible to receive 5 (five) Plug & Mix plug-ins of their choice, FREE of charge.
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Alternative Futures: Sound for “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”
Alternative Futures: Sound for “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”
Veteran sound team from Sony Pictures Post Production Services comes together for sci-fi anthology series.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, the anthology series produced by Sony Pictures Television in a joint venture with Channel 4 in the U.K. and Amazon Studios in the U.S., draws on the late science fiction writer’s voluminous short fiction for its stories of alternate realities, future worlds and paradoxical situations. The show’s first season is a feast for the imagination, consisting of 10 stand-alone, one-hour episodes, each based on a different Philip K. Dick short story and each with a different cast, director and writer.
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SAG-AFTRA Statement on Senate Net Neutrality Vote
Today the U.S. Senate voted 53-47 to maintain the net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC in 2015. SAG-AFTRA issued the following statement: “We commend the senators who voted today to undo the FCC’s order repealing net neutrality rules. We support the basic principles that companies should provide their users with access to all lawfully distributed content on reasonably non-discriminatory terms, they should be prohibited from favoring their own content over the content of an unaffiliated provider and they should be prohibited from prioritizing the content of one unaffiliated provider over that of another. We continue to urge the government to work toward the goal of preserving a free and open Internet and to maintain and strengthen the distinction between the transmission of lawful and unlawful content.”
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AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Presents a Powerful Lineup of Creative and Technological Case Studies
AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Presents a Powerful Lineup of Creative and Technological Case Studies
Two Keynotes, Netflix’s “Bobby Kennedy for President” and Crowdsourcing for Data Collection, Join Archive, Data Science, and Object Storage Discussions.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) returns to New York on June 6, presenting a full day of discussions sharply focused on today’s most compelling topics in asset management. The daylong event will take place once again at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
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MAXON announces sponsorship of new 'Women in Motion Graphics' website
MAXON Cinema 4D-Hosted “Women in Motion Graphics” Panel at NAB 2018 Sheds Light on Industry Workplace Challenges
At this year’s 2018 NAB Show, MAXON, the industry-leading developer of Cinema 4D, the acclaimed 3D software application used by artists around the world for motion graphics, general design, VFX, VR/AR and all types of visualization applications, was host to a luncheon panel session entitled, “Women in Motion Graphics.”
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HHB unveil upgraded demonstration facilities at North West London HQ
HHB unveil upgraded demonstration facilities at North West London HQProfessional audio equipment suppliers HHB Communications have announced the opening of their newly renovated and improved demonstration facilities at their headquarters in North West London. The new facility was designed to provide demonstrations and training with the latest formats and technologies currently available in the professional audio market.
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Trick Digital uses Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio for visual effects on The Last Movie Star
Trick Digital uses Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio for visual effects on The Last Movie Star
Production relied heavily on Fusion Studio’s painting, tracking, rotoscoping and keying tools for the film, also using DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull and insert VFX plates.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles-based visual effects (VFX) house Trick Digital used its VFX and motion graphics software, Fusion Studio, on the film “The Last Movie Star.” Starring Burt Reynolds, “The Last Movie Star” follows an aging, former movie star as he faces the reality that his glory days are behind him. Also starring Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase, Clark Duke and more, “The Last Movie Star” is written and directed by Adam Rifkin and was recently released by A24.
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City of Fort Myers Celebrates Meeting Coverage Success with Broadcast Pix Integrated Production Switcher
City of Fort Myers Celebrates Meeting Coverage Success with Broadcast Pix Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix today announced CFM-TV, the government channel for the City of Fort Myers, Florida, installed a Mica™ 1000 integrated production switcher in late January as part of an overall refresh of the council chambers at City Hall.
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LipSync upgrades to Dolby Atmos and dual-op hybrid S6 and DFC desk 
LipSync upgrades to Dolby Atmos and dual-op hybrid S6 and DFC desk Internationally recognised post-production house, LipSync Post have welcomed an overhaul and upgrade to their Soho based facility. Wanting to bring Dolby Atmos capabilities to LipSync but also desiring the most flexible and powerful control system, LipSync teamed up with HHB Communications to create a hybrid, dual Avid S6 and AMS Neve DFC-3D desk whilst upgrading the room to create Dolby Atmos mixes with a new HE-RMU.
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Renewed Vision Expands Integration and Control Capabilities with ProVideoPlayer 3.1 Upgrade
Renewed Vision Expands Integration and Control Capabilities with ProVideoPlayer 3.1 Upgrade
New communications protocol support enables advanced interoperability between external devices and third-generation media server, video processor and screen control solution
Renewed Vision today announced a significant new software update for the third generation of its ProVideoPlayer (PVP3) multi-function media server. Building further on the powerful enhancements of the major PVP3 upgrade released earlier this year, version 3.1 adds robust communication capabilities that allow ProVideoPlayer to be seamlessly controlled by external devices such as lighting consoles and custom automation systems. Renewed Vision will showcase PVP 3.1 in booth N1814 at InfoComm 2018, taking place June 6-8 in Las Vegas.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section to explore Data's Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section to explore Data's Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
May 16 Section Meeting at Linwood Dunn Theater Will Showcase Yedlin’s Work
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that Steve Yedlin, ASC will present his work on cinema image quality this month’s Section meeting, May 16 at the Linwood Dunn Theater. The two-part demonstration, titled “On Acquisition and Pipeline for High-Resolution Exhibition,” premiered at Camerimage in 2016 and now is widely available online. The SMPTE Hollywood Section event will give attendees the opportunity to view Yedlin’s demonstration in a high-quality theatrical exhibition venue.
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Sigma Announces 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens
Sigma Announces 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art LensSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art, the first prime macro lens to be adorned with the Art badge, will be available in Canon mount in the end of May for $569.00 USD through authorized US retailers. The Sigma mount model is expected to ship in June. The release of the Sony E-Mount version will be announced later.
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Ford F-150 and Big Block use Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio on New 2018 Campaign
Ford F-150 and Big Block use Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio on New 2018 CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used on Ford’s latest 2018 F-150 campaign, produced by Big Block and agency GTB, with colorist Brandon Chavez and Director Paul Trillo. Noted for their visually rich and fast-paced spots, Ford’s marketing concept, that their vehicles are not just always raising the bar, but that they are the bar, is reflected heavily in the commercials themselves. Each campaign presents multiple viewpoints of that familiar tag line, and the 2018 campaign was no exception.
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