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FZ Productions Films Sharks in Native Habitats Using Litepanels, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer Gear
FZ Productions Films Sharks in Native Habitats Using Litepanels, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer GearFouad Zayed, an award-winning producer and director of photography, is using a trifecta of products from Litepanels, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer — all Vitec Production Solutions brands — to capture dazzling footage of sharks in the wild for one of television's most popular nature documentary series. Zayed is owner of FZ Productions, a full-service TV and animation studio that has worked on some of the highest-profile shows on American television.
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Livio Sanchez joins Cutters Studios in New York
Livio Sanchez joins Cutters Studios in New York
Virtual Reality Storytelling Pioneer and Internationally Acclaimed Editor Livio Sanchez Joins Cutters Studios in New York
Cutters Studios is very proud to announce the addition of internationally acclaimed editor Livio Sanchez to its New York staff, effective immediately. The announcement was made by New York Executive Producer Elizabeth Krajewski.
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Derby’s Ryan Balas Launches TheFoodPornHub.com
Derby’s Ryan Balas Launches TheFoodPornHub.com
Video community is dedicated to the sexy art of food photography
Filmmakers Ryan and Alec Balas have launched a first-of-its-kind showcase dedicated to food as cinema. Going by the cheeky name of TheFoodPornHub, the new site celebrates the sensual pleasures and visual splendors of the culinary arts. There are no pedestrian cooking videos or reviews of trendy eateries here. Rather, the site serves up a cornucopia of gorgeously composed, lit and photographed cuisine designed to send foodies into paroxysms of ecstasy.
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2nd Annual Avid Customer Association Vote Reveals Insights into Media and Entertainment Industry’s Investment and Technology Priorities
2nd Annual Avid Customer Association Vote Reveals Insights into Media and Entertainment Industry’s Investment and Technology Priorities
Survey of nearly 5,000 TV, film and music professionals from 3,500 organizations uncovers key investment priorities and technology trends spanning multiplatform content delivery, remote production, and 4K/UHD.
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, and the Avid Customer Association (ACA), Avid’s customer-led organization, today announced the results of the 2nd annual ACA Vote. The ACA Vote gives TV, film and music professionals a uniquely powerful hand in influencing Avid’s future offerings.
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Avid Wins 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for Helping the Communications and Media Industry Leverage the Cloud
Avid Wins 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for Helping the Communications and Media Industry Leverage the Cloud
Winners chosen from more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, today announced it has won the 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for the communications and media industry. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff
Studio expects to hire scores of artists as it ramps up for major film projects.
Spurred by growth in international film production, improved local incentives and a strong pool of talent, Rising Sun Pictures has launched a major, new expansion effort. The visual effects studio is adding significant space and technical resources to its Adelaide production studio and expects to grow its staff by nearly one-third over the next few months.
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Red Giant Universe Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Plugins Now 30% Off
Red Giant Universe Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Plugins Now 30% Off
Get a Red Giant Universe annual subscription at 30% off the regular price; introductory offer now available for the next two weeks
For the next two weeks, Red Giant is offering 30% off the annual subscription price for Red Giant Universe, its collection of over 70 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Red Giant Universe comprises plugins for Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Adobe® After Effects®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Avid® Media Composer® and more, and offers unique solutions for stylizing footage, adding motion graphics, and building fast transitions and effects. See what’s new in Red Giant Universe.
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IBC 2018: TVU Networks' MediaMind Platform Gives AI Boost on How to Get, Make and Share Live Video
IBC 2018: TVU Networks' MediaMind Platform Gives AI Boost on How to Get, Make and Share Live Video
Automated AI workflow platform delivers next generation metadata driven acquisition, production and distribution for video content
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that visitors to its IBC stand (2.B28) will be able to see a sweep of innovative live video solutions, including the Artificial Intelligence driven TVU MediaMind Platform, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.
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Crystal Vision shows flexible IP platform and reduced price ChromaKeyer at IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)
Crystal Vision shows flexible IP platform and reduced price ChromaKeyer at IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)On Stand 2.C28 at IBC 2018 Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Amongst the full range of modular SDI interface and keying products on show will be the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer, which now combines its high quality keying, easy workflow and five year warranty benefits with a significant price drop.
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ASG Supports Sports Video Industry with Sports Video Group Sponsorship
ASG Supports Sports Video Industry with Sports Video Group SponsorshipAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology integration, engineering, and managed services firm, has become a sponsor of Sports Video Group, effective July 2. Representatives from ASG’s New York-based team will attend SVG’s 12th annual Sports Content Management & Storage Forum next week at the Westin New York at Times Square.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates BIG 18 at IBC with Fully Integrated Server/Cloud Broadcasting
PlayBox Technology Celebrates BIG 18 at IBC with Fully Integrated Server/Cloud Broadcasting
See PlayBox Technology on Stand 8.B71 at IBC, Amsterdam, September 14-18, 2018
PlayBox Technology celebrates its 18th anniversary and over 18,000 branding and playout channel installations at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. Central theme of the company's exhibit on stand 8.B71 will be the latest versions of the server-based Neo and cloud-based CloudAir playout systems and the ease with which these can be combined into a single system.
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Goldcrest Post delivers Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with DaVinci Resolve
Goldcrest Post delivers Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post completed the final DI for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s global blockbuster “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” using DaVinci Resolve Studio, together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section and VES, Los Angeles, to Explore Restoration and Preservation at Joint July Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section and VES, Los Angeles, to Explore Restoration and Preservation at Joint July MeetingThe Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society (VES) of Los Angeles will explore the challenges of restoring and preserving entertainment content in a joint meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 17.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU
New Thunderbolt 3 external graphics processor delivers desktop-class performance for MacBook Pro
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR. Designed in collaboration with Apple, the Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections. It comes in an integrated design that brings high-end desktop class graphics processing to MacBook Pro for professional video workflows, 3D games and immersive VR. And, the Blackmagic eGPU is the first to support Thunderbolt 3 displays.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services delivers larger-than-life sound for bold reimagining of Superfly
Sony Pictures Post Production Services delivers larger-than-life sound for bold reimagining of Superfly
Creatively orchestrated sound effects amplify car chases and action sequences in powerful remake of classic crime story.
Superfly is Columbia Pictures’ bold reimagining of Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime drama that defined its genre through its characters, look, sound and feel. Helmed by Director X and written by Alex Tse, the new movie transports the story of Priest (Trevor Jackson), from Harlem to modern-day Atlanta and reenergizes its vibe for a new generation.
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IT Pros Subtitles & SubtitleNEXT join forces bringing expert subtitling knowledge to industry newcomers
IT Pros Subtitles & SubtitleNEXT join forces bringing expert subtitling knowledge to industry newcomers
First remote SubtitleNEXT online training course proves successful
PBT EU has partnered with Italy’s IT Pros Subtitles® to create the first remote online course for translators to learn subtitling skills based on SubtitleNEXT as one of other key software packages. The initial training module with SubtitleNEXT and other brands, went ahead earlier this month run by IT Pros’ most experienced subtitler Monica Paolillo who trained a group of translation professionals to master the software.
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GameSoundCon returns to Los Angeles for the 10th year
GameSoundCon returns to Los Angeles for the 10th year
Save the date: October 9 and 10, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA
GameSoundCon, the premier conference for video game music and sound design, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and once again welcomes video game composers and game sound designers to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, on October 9 and 10, 2018.
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Sim Post New York Boosts Staff and Audio Production Capabilities
Sim Post New York Boosts Staff and Audio Production Capabilities
Investment in talent and facilities enables Sim to better serve the North American creative community
Today, Sim Post announces five strategic hires and the expansion of audio services and facilities in New York to better service the North American television and film community. Sim Post is a division of Sim, the North American leaders in providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
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At IBC Slomo.tv Launches AT/12G 4K Video Production & Slow Motion Replay Server
At IBC Slomo.tv Launches AT/12G 4K Video Production & Slow Motion Replay Server
4K instant replay server claimed to be World’s
At IBC (stand 8.B40), Slomo.tv, a leading international producer of cost-effective, high performance SSD-based video record and replay systems, has ripped up the server rule book. The company will launch a new aggressively priced server, designed especially for fast growing 4K market. Slomo.tv’s CEO, Michael Gilman, reports that this latest addition to the company’s Dominator range represents the world’s most cost-effective and powerful multi-functional 4K server.
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Evomotion Launches Wunder360 S1 Artificial Intelligence Camera
Evomotion Launches Wunder360 S1 Artificial Intelligence Camera
The Wunder360 S1 allows AR & VR developers to bring their 3D content to life
Evomotion have announced the launch of the Wunder360 S1 AI camera, a dual-lens 360°camera with 3D reconstruction, real-time in-camera stitching, and deep learning AI technology that allows AR/VR developers to easily develop 3D content. The Wunder360 S1 is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo, with early bird pricing beginning at $129.
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More Than 25 of Summer 2018’s Biggest Films Used Blackmagic Design
More Than 25 of Summer 2018’s Biggest Films Used Blackmagic Design
Blockbusters include “Deadpool 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Blackmagic Design announced today that more than 25 of the 2018 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and audio post production application and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected blockbusters of the summer, such as “Deadpool 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
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DEADPOOL 2 Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio by EFILM’s Skip Kimball
DEADPOOL 2 Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio by EFILM’s Skip KimballBlackmagic Design announced today that “Deadpool 2,” the highly anticipated sequel in the 20th Century Fox/Marvel franchise, was colored by EFILM Senior Colorist Skip Kimball using DaVinci Resolve software. The irreverent series, starring Ryan Reynolds as a wisecracking reluctant superhero, is unique not only because of its main character, but also for the style of imagery used to depict the dark world surrounding Deadpool and his adventures.
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Lucky 21 Director Rob Pritts Enjoys Uncomfortable Moments With GameStop Via The Richards Group
Lucky 21 Director Rob Pritts Enjoys Uncomfortable Moments With GameStop Via The Richards GroupGameStop delivers on the promise that stranger things can happen than an awesome Summer Game Sale. The project reunites Lucky 21 Director Rob Pritts with agency The Richards Group for a delightfully...awkward... collaboration. A window on the absurdist humor of GameStop’s new spot reveals an unlikely friendship, and added a unique directing challenge: Camelid comedy.
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Dejero and Draganfly Partner to Provide High Quality Real-time Video Transport from the Skies
Dejero and Draganfly Partner to Provide High Quality Real-time Video Transport from the Skies
Technology partnership to bring new and innovative solutions and services to the broadcast industry and beyond
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has formed a technology partnership with Canadian-based sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) industry experts, Draganfly Innovations Inc. The collaboration sees Draganfly’s Commander UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) quadcopter bundled together with the Dejero EnGo mobile transmitter—providing real-time video transport from the air. In addition, the companies’ combined expert knowledge will bring new and innovative solutions and services to Dejero’s broadcast customers and Draganfly’s customers across the many industry verticals they serve.
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ABC’s New Unscripted Series CASTAWAYS Shot with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
ABC’s New Unscripted Series CASTAWAYS Shot with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series to Premiere Tuesday, August 7
ABC’s “Castaways,” which was shot and produced by Nomad Entertainment using VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued.
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Ole Miss Counts on Cartoni to Capture the Thrill of College Sports
Ole Miss Counts on Cartoni to Capture the Thrill of College Sports
University of Mississippi’s broadcast team employs Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for scores of live sportcasts each year.
One name that Shane Sanford has learned to rely on is Cartoni. Sanford has one of the busiest jobs in college sports broadcasting. As Assistant AD for Broadcast Services at Ole Miss Sports Productions, Sanford leads a team responsible for video board content and telecasts of more than 120 University of Mississippi sports events each year. That includes home games for the school’s storied football team, as well as men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball—with live broadcasts available through the SEC Network and ESPN Regional Television.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day
SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day
STEM students learn about technical careers in the entertainment industry at day-long event
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, recently hosted students from colleges and universities across Southern California for Career Day, a day-long event focused on technology-oriented employment opportunities in the media and entertainment industry. The event included speeches, roundtables, and panel discussions from industry leaders on subjects ranging from job-seeking strategies to emerging technologies employed in cinema, broadcast, and virtual reality (VR) production.
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BMD DeckLink powers League of Legends European Masters live production
BMD DeckLink powers League of Legends European Masters live productionBlackmagic Design today announced that ESL, the world’s largest esports company, delivered the inaugural live finals of the League of Legends European Masters, with a bespoke playout system built with a series of DeckLink Quad 2 capture and playback cards.
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Encore turns to Baselight to colour the story of Picasso
Encore turns to Baselight to colour the story of Picasso
Deluxe finishes ‘Genius: Picasso’ for National Geographic
The second series of National Geographic’s popular series Genius focuses on the extraordinary life of painter Pablo Picasso. Colourist Pankaj Bajpai at Encore in Hollywood was charged with creating the look that evoked the time and place as well as the art.
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Global Distribution Acquires Symply Inc.
Global Distribution Acquires Symply Inc.
Acquisition of Symply Inc., assets allow Global Distribution to provide industry leading 4K and 8K ready collaborative storage solutions featuring StorNext®6 to a wider base of media creators and video production facilities
Global Distribution, today announced the acquisition of assets of Symply, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions for collaborative workflows. Symply products offer a unique blend of enterprise-class five nines reliability storage and industry-leading StorNext® file system, which support clients running on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.
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Timeline supports BBC’s live UHD HDR FIFA World Cup
Timeline supports BBC’s live UHD HDR FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is being held across Russia from 14 June to 15 July with the final taking place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Timeline Television is delivering the outside broadcast facilities for BBC Sport’s first ever UHD HDR live streaming of the FIFA World Cup on BBC iPlayer. Timeline’s award winning UHD HDR outside broadcast truck, UHD2, is on site for the duration of the tournament and at the heart of the operation based out of Moscow’s Red Square. It is delivering the BBC Presentation Studio with a simultaneous UHD Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) output for the BBC iPlayer platform. Viewers with an HDR TV are able to watch the world cup matches in superb UHD HDR, as well as in HD.
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Finepoint Broadcast Chosen to Modernise Conference Facilities at the British Embassy in Tokyo
Finepoint Broadcast Chosen to Modernise Conference Facilities at the British Embassy in TokyoFinepoint Broadcast Ltd has completed the modernisation of conference and meeting room technology in the main presentation suite at the British Embassy in Tokyo. The contract was won on a competitive tender process and carried out in partnership with one of Asia's leading providers of audiovisual and IT support services.
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Framestore: Chris Beers joins Framestore as Compositing Lead
Framestore: Chris Beers joins Framestore as Compositing LeadFramestore is excited to welcome Chris Beers to the team as Compositing Lead, based in Chicago. Chris, who brings with him an impressive portfolio, will be working across a variety of clients with the Chicago team, as well as diving into Nuke projects of his own.
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Facilis Technology Displays Shared File System Advancements and New Workflows at IBC 2018
Facilis Technology Displays Shared File System Advancements and New Workflows at IBC 2018
Facilis builds on version 7.1 with new features and workflow tools.
At IBC 2018, Facilis (Stand 7.C14), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks will demonstrate Version 7.1 features and FastTracker 2.5 for the first time in Europe. New features currently in development will be previewed as well.
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Telestream Demonstrates the Powerful Intersection of Intelligent Media Processing, Delivery & Analytics at IBC 2018
Telestream Demonstrates the Powerful Intersection of Intelligent Media Processing, Delivery & Analytics at IBC 2018
Smart third-party integration with Aspera, Avid, Adobe and others adds additional strength to new solution sets
At IBC 2018, Telestream® (Booth 7.C16), a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will showcase end-to-end live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in video monitoring and analytics, both on premise and in virtualized environments.
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JPI Turns to TVU RPS to Increase Efficiency for High-End, Live Event and Corporate Productions
JPI Turns to TVU RPS to Increase Efficiency for High-End, Live Event and Corporate Productions
Detroit-based JPI deploys TV Networks’ RPS for multi-camera, remote live production
Joseph Productions, Inc (JPI), a Detroit-based media production company, recently turned to TVU RPS (Remote Production System) to increase efficiency for its high-end live event and corporate meeting video productions. Many of JPI’s clientele, ranging from corporations and live event producers to local sports and news broadcasters, faced limited budgets and were looking for ways to reduce costs and shorten turnaround time.
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Apantac Launches Next Generation of HDMI 2.0 Distribution Amplifiers, Splitters, Matrices
Apantac Launches Next Generation of HDMI 2.0 Distribution Amplifiers, Splitters, Matrices
Files Patent for Optimized Video Splitting Technology
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective yet feature-rich multiviewers and signal processing solutions announces its next generation line of HDMI 2.0 splitters, distribution amplifiers and matrices.
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Eleven founder/mixer Jeff Payne brings childhood imaginations to life in Target's new campaign
Eleven founder/mixer Jeff Payne brings childhood imaginations to life in Target's new campaignEleven founder/mixer Jeff Payne brings childhood imaginations to life in Target’s new spots, “Dino Clash” and “Giant Steps,” themed in alignment with the recent release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The campaign pays homage to the vastness of children’s imaginations, beginning with shadows of roaring dinosaurs that turn out to be toys and figurines.
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Comedian Hannibal Buress and Director Kristian Mercado Figueroa Make a Charming Piece of Content for Turo
Comedian Hannibal Buress and director Kristian Mercado Figueroa aka Kris Merc set out to make a weird, charming, and surprising piece of content for car sharing marketplace, Turo. Building on a relationship that began as a podcast sponsorship jingle, Turo hit up Buress, to expand the partnership into larger format content.
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Roland Releases v1.2 Update for XS-62S HD Video Switcher
Roland Releases v1.2 Update for XS-62S HD Video SwitcherRoland Professional A/V has released the new version 1.2 firmware and software updates for the Roland XS-62S HD Video Switcher, an integrated six-channel video switcher and audio mixer with PTZ camera control capabilities in a space-saving design. The new update introduces support for Roland’s RCS Remote Control Software and adds display indication of edit status in Preset Memory Mode and Panel Information commands to the already available RS-232 control for use with connected touch panel or other programmable interface devices.
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Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) World Tour uses a full Blackmagic Design workflow, including the URSA Mini 4K digital film camera, Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio camera, and ATEM Production Studio 4K switcher for the broadcast, live production, streaming and video production of international surfing events.
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Rising Sun Pictures' VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”
Rising Sun Pictures' VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”
Studio produces a host of creative and technically complex shots running the gamut from creature effects to fantasy environments for new international fantasy adventure.
In a project spanning six months, Rising Sun Pictures produced 86 visual effects shots for Animal World, the new fantasy adventure film that debuted to considerable fanfare at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival and is currently in international release. The work drew on the full gamut of the studio’s core strengths and included everything from a card-playing creature to a loopy dream sequence, a mind-blowing car chase and a moody hero shot of “Destiny,” the hulking freighter-turned-floating-casino that serves as the film’s primary location.
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Live Webinar - Breakthrough RTX Rendering with NVIDIA Quadro GV100
Live Webinar - Breakthrough RTX Rendering with NVIDIA Quadro GV100
Sign up and then mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Time 1:00PM EST 10:00AM PST
Join this live webinar to see how NVIDIA's new Quadro GV100 - the world's most advanced professional graphics solution ever created - and NVIDIA's RTX realtime photorealistic rendering technology can significantly speed up key elements of your production workflow. Staying ahead of your competition in the fiercely competitive M&E, VFX, pre- and post-production marketplace has never been more important, the GV100 enables you to explore more creative alternatives, while delivering higher quality results in significantly less time than ever before. AI is also coming to M&E and the GV100 lays the solutions foundation for this rapidly evolving and growing technology.
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Surugadai University Builds 4K Studio with Blackmagic Products
Surugadai University Builds 4K Studio with Blackmagic ProductsBlackmagic Design announces that Surugadai University built a new 4K studio using Blackmagic Design's Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed in the studio in Surugadai University Media Center.
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NEP Mobile Unit Selects FUJINON 4K UHD Zooms
NEP Mobile Unit Selects FUJINON 4K UHD Zooms
Advanced Mobile Unit, M-15, Being Built from Ground Up to Meet Latest 4K Production and IP Delivery Specifications
Premier mobile production provider, NEP Group, has equipped its latest truck, the M-15 – a 4K unit with advanced IP delivery capability - with a range of FUJINON 4K UHD lenses. While build on the M-15 is in its final stages of completion, the new lenses are being used to cover Seattle Mariner baseball games for the Root Sports Northwest network. Currently, the eight FUJINON UA107x8.4BESM 4K Box Field lenses, three UA24x7.8BERM 4K UHD lenses and three UA14x4.5BERD 4K UHD Wide-Angle lenses complement Grass Valley LDK Series 4K UHD cameras on NEP’s M-5 for Seattle area baseball coverage.
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SynthEyes 1806 3D Tracking and Matchmoving: Solving More, Faster
SynthEyes 1806 3D Tracking and Matchmoving: Solving More, Faster
Ground-Breaking Performance Plus Lens Solving for Drones and Action Cams
Andersson Technologies LLC has released SynthEyes 1806, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The new release concentrates on enhancements to SynthEyes's solver, adding features and further increasing its already well-known, project-saving, performance and productivity.
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Telestream Releases Next-Gen G6 Lightspeed Server
Telestream Releases Next-Gen G6 Lightspeed Server
Fastest server ever made available for Vantage intelligent media processing delivers 10x processing speed using 40% less power
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced its G6 Lightspeed™ Server, the fastest, highest-quality server ever made available for Vantage intelligent media processing. Tuned specifically for Vantage systems, the new server delivers up to 10x the processing speed of software-only workflows while consuming 40% less power than previous generation servers.
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Renegade Animation’s Ashley Postlewaite to Take Part in Careers Panel at Comic-Con in San Diego
Renegade Animation’s Ashley Postlewaite to Take Part in Careers Panel at Comic-Con in San Diego
Postlewaite will take part in the panel discussion "Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Animation" at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego.
Renegade Animation co-founder and executive producer Ashley Postlewaite will take part in the panel discussion "Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Animation" at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego. Postlewaite will join other women leaders from the animation industry in discussing how they turned their talents into successful careers. The panel will also discuss new technologies that are making it easier for young people, and especially women, to enter the field of animation.
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Sound Lounge Elevates Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production
Sound Lounge Elevates Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production
Rosenberg will be responsible for overseeing all production activity at the studio and supervise its team of staff producers.
Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound facility, has promoted Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production. As a member of the management team, Rosenberg will be responsible for overseeing all production activity at the studio and supervise its team of staff producers. She will serve as a key liaison between Sound Lounge and its advertising agency and post-production house clients, and play a lead role in forecasting, budgeting and marketing. She will also manage production activities for Sound Lounge Everywhere, the company’s remote sound production service, which currently has outposts in Boston and Boulder, Colorado, and has plans to expand to other cities this year.
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“Impractical Jokers” Producer NorthSouth Prod. Launches Good Kicks Media
“Impractical Jokers” Producer NorthSouth Prod. Launches Good Kicks Media
New Hybrid Content Company Aimed at Brands
NorthSouth Productions, the company behind the smash-hit comedy series Impractical Jokers and long-running Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is bringing its creative genius and distribution acumen directly to agencies, brands, p.r. firms, networks and others. In partnership with Hearst Entertainment, the company has formed Good Kicks Media, a hybrid content company offering creative and production services for branded content, network promos, and live activations.
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FOR-A Summer Promo on Envivo Replay Sports and Live Event Solution
FOR-A Summer Promo on Envivo Replay Sports and Live Event Solution
FOR-A is the exclusive distributor for the Variant Systems Group solution in North, Central and South America
FOR-A Corporation of America today announces a summer promotion on Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution throughout North, Central and Latin America. Effective immediately through September 18, 2018, the promo offers significant savings on the Envivo Replay solution and includes a special bundle with social media and branding feature license add-ons included for the life of the product.
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Pro Sound Effects Updates Hybrid Library with more Coverage and Speed
Pro Sound Effects Updates Hybrid Library with more Coverage and Speed
New Features Available Now with Special Launch Pricing
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released the latest version of their most popular general sound effects library, the Hybrid Library. New features include more than 1,500 additional sounds from natural ambiences to ready-to-use design elements, plus freshly enhanced metadata optimized for faster search and more results – all contributing to over 65,000 sound effects in 295 categories.
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Sim Makes Film Sustainability Milestone with Clean Energy
Sim Makes Film Sustainability Milestone with Clean Energy
First Clean Energy Power Station fleet brings dramatic sustainability to BC’s Film Industry in landmark purchase
Portable Electric, the world’s premier manufacturer of clean energy power stations, has delivered a nine-strong fleet of lithium-ion battery power stations to Sim, the leading North American supplier of studios, production equipment and post production solutions, in a landmark move to increase sustainability in film. Sim is taking a leadership role in decreasing the environmental impact of the film industry across BC, reducing GHG emissions, noise and local pollution through the addition of revolutionary clean energy VOLTstack™ power stations to their traditional generator fleet.
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Aaron Sims Creative Innovates With Litepanels Gemini
Aaron Sims Creative Innovates With Litepanels Gemini
Next-Generation 2x1 Soft Panel is Highly Versatile Collaborator for Award-Winning VFX Studio
Aaron Sims Creative (ASC), a full-service creative boutique for cinematic visual effects (VFX) based in Los Angeles, has adopted Litepanels' all-new Gemini 2x1 LED soft panel. ASC has provided iconic characters and worlds for a broad range of high-profile projects, including current hits such as the Netflix drama "Stranger Things" and the Walt Disney Pictures movie "A Wrinkle in Time." Gemini delivers precision color control and a broad array of dynamic lighting and cinematic effects in a highly portable and lightweight LED panel, giving the ASC team newfound flexibility and versatility in creating unique lighting applications.
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Yard Dog Welcomes Comedy Director Tom Feiler
Yard Dog Welcomes Comedy Director Tom FeilerYard Dog has added a touch more humor to its roster, signing comedy director Tom Feiler for exclusive representation in the United States. Feiler specializes in performance-based comedy often involving odd characters and skewed scenarios. His many credits include campaigns for Walmart, McDonald’s, Iams and Tim Horton’s.
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TBN Mzansi Channel Goes Live with PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
TBN Mzansi Channel Goes Live with PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
See PlayBox Technology on Stand 4J3-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018, Singapore, June 26-28
Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), the world's largest religious television network, has chosen PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo channel branding and playout for one of its African services. Supplied and integrated in primary-plus-backup configuration by PlayBox Technology's Johannesburg-based distribution partner Pro Sales Broadcast, the new systems are providing programmes to viewers via Africa's second largest digital satellite television service, Kwesé TV, on channel 810. Kwesé TV's Premium Subscription Service reaches subscribers in more than 12 countries across Africa and additional launches are already planned.
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Zoe Borys Appointed VP and GM of Panavision Atlanta
Zoe Borys Appointed VP and GM of Panavision AtlantaPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has named Zoe Iltsopoulos Borys to lead the company’s Atlanta office as vice president and general manager. Borys will oversee day-to-day operations in the region, and ensure Panavision’s customers continue to receive the highest level of service to support their production needs.
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IHSE's Dual-Head 4K DisplayPort Extender Kit Increases Viewing Area at Multidisplay Workstations
IHSE's Dual-Head 4K DisplayPort Extender Kit Increases Viewing Area at Multidisplay WorkstationsIHSE USA announced the introduction of new dual-screen capabilities with the Series 490 Draco ultra DP 1.2 Dual-Head option kit during the InfoComm show held in Las Vegas this month. The new 4K extender solution supports up to two 4K60 displays in one extender set. Packaged in a compact enclosure are two DisplayPort KVM fiber-optic extenders and an internal power supply supporting 100-240 VAC, creating a unique extender solution for business and professional users focused on high-resolution imaging for command and control, air traffic control, visual medicine, and geospatial mapping.
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RGBworks Studio Builds Multiple New Color Grading Suites with DaVinci Resolve Software and Panels
RGBworks Studio Builds Multiple New Color Grading Suites with DaVinci Resolve Software and PanelsBlackmagic Design today announced that Guangzhou based RGBworks Studio, a postproduction company that specializes in color grading and was founded by veteran directors and colorists, has built its new high end color grading suites and training facility around Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio software. RGBworks also installed dozens of DaVinci Resolve panels, including the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panels, Mini Panel and Micro Panels, across the suites.
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Japan's National Noh Theater Upgrades System with ATEM Switchers and Smart Videohub
Japan's National Noh Theater Upgrades System with ATEM Switchers and Smart VideohubBlackmagic Design announced today that the Japanese National Noh Theater installed a number of Blackmagic products to create a workflow for their monitoring and recording system. The installed products include ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12, SmartView 4K, SmartScope Duo 4K and Mini Converters.
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Unitymedia Redefines QoE Video Monitoring & Analytics with Telestream iQ
Unitymedia Redefines QoE Video Monitoring & Analytics with Telestream iQ
German cable network operator deploys Telestream iQ monitoring & Vidchecker QC for QoS assurance over linear & ABR video platforms
Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies has announced a major project with German cable network operator, Cologne-based Unitymedia. The project sees Unitymedia adopting advanced video monitoring and analytics platforms throughout its network, which serves over seven million consumers. In addition, Telestream will supply intelligent media processing and file-based quality control, creating a solution to provide robust, automated quality assurance to better serve millions of Unitymedia viewers.
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Cinegy TV Pack sale to Creation TV, Hong Kong
Cinegy TV Pack sale to Creation TV, Hong KongCinegy today announced that its Asia Pacific partner Broadcast Technology Ltd. (BTL) has sold Cinegy’s ‘TV Pack’ software modules to Creation TV. Cinegy TV Pack is a comprehensive production and playout package that provides everything needed to get a TV channel on air at a very low cost. The pack includes Cinegy Air PRO plus Cinegy Titler for real-time playout and multi-channel automation, including channel branding and CG; Cinegy Capture PRO for real-time ingest; Cinegy Multiviewer, which is comprised of four channels of multi-channel video monitoring; Cinegy Live PRO for mixing and cutting; Cinegy Convert for transcoding and batch processing.
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JVC ProHD Cameras Anchor New Studio at Santa Monica College
JVC ProHD Cameras Anchor New Studio at Santa Monica CollegeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, Calif., has added JVC GY-HM890 ProHD cameras to the production studio in its new Center for Media and Design.
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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 Vancouver VFX Facility with Chad Cortvriendt to Head
Mr. Wolf Opens Vancouver VFX Facility with Chad Cortvriendt to Head
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 Acclaimed Editor Rami D'Aguiar to North America
Nice Shoes Brings 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
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore eSports with Cameron ReedThe 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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