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AJA Adds UltraHD Support to IPR-10G-HDMI with v1.1 Firmware
AJA Adds UltraHD Support to IPR-10G-HDMI with v1.1 FirmwareAJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for its IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter, which enables SMPTE ST 2110 IP video/audio to HDMI. Available as a free download, the update adds support for UltraHD up to 30p and integrates new improvements for discovery, registration and control.
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Final Cut Pro X introduces third-party workflow extensions
Final Cut Pro X introduces third-party workflow extensions
Update Brings Extensions from Frame.io, Shutterstock and CatDV, Plus Other Features Including Batch Sharing, Video Noise Reduction and Comparison Viewe
The latest update to Final Cut Pro X, available today on the Mac App Store, introduces workflow extensions that enable professional video editors to use third-party apps and services directly within the editing interface.
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So. Carolina's CN2 Fields Live Reports with JVC ProHD Portable Bridge
So. Carolina's CN2 Fields Live Reports with JVC ProHD Portable BridgeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced CN2, an independent cable TV station in Rock Hill, S.C., purchased a ProHD Portable Bridge bonded LTE hotspot in August to provide live news updates for its daily newscast and website. David Bain, technical manager, said the Bridge and a new BR-DE900 ProHD decoder allow CN2 to provide live content for its viewers for the first time.
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Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
The world’s most versatile VFX plug-in adds real-time particle system, new Mocha interface and spline tools, and new image-processing shaders for Title Studio.
Film and television post-production professionals looking to add powerful VFX tools to their workflows get a major creative boost from Continuum 2019. Continuum 2019 is the newest version of the comprehensive award-winning plug-in collection from Boris FX.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2
Major new release adds over 30 features customers have asked for including even faster editing, visual keyboard customization, new beauty correction tools, audio mastering plugins and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15.2, a major update to its editing, color correction, visual effects and professional audio post production software. DaVinci Resolve 15.2 has been designed based on feedback from professional customers around the world. It includes over 30 new features that simplify and streamline everyday tasks so editors, colorists and sound engineers can work even faster.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
New model features 12G-SDI for working in all formats up to 2160p60, along with a powerful new class D amplifier, dual subwoofers and extended range speakers for crystal clear sound.
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G, a new, upgraded model of its extremely popular rack mount audio monitoring solution. The new Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features 12G-SDI video input, HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU inputs, a powerful class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended range speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales.
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Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky Edit
Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky EditStarring George Clooney and Natalie Dormer, the latest Nespresso campaign entitled "The Quest" invites viewers into an epic journey to find the most exceptional coffee in the kingdom. To bring the global campaign to life around these extraordinary talents, commercial post-production boutique Big Sky Edit reunited with Untitled director Grant Heslov and executives from McCann New York. For Big Sky's editor Chris Franklin and his colleagues, it's their fourth straight year working in such great company, alongside the agency's team, as well as Heslov and Untitled's executive producer James Evans.
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AJA Showcases 8K Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
AJA Showcases 8K Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
Breakthrough 8K HDR Transforms, 8K Desktop I/O, and 8K Signal Conversions
At Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems is exhibiting next-generation 8K workflows with a range of flexible real-world solutions that are available today.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v15 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v15 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
Available now as a free download for KONA, Io, and T-Tap products
Today at Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems announced that Desktop Software v15 is now available as a free download for KONA, Io and T-TAP products.
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AJA Ships KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/O
AJA Ships KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/OInter BEE Booth #7205 -- Today at Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems announced that KONA 5 is now shipping. The next generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA line, KONA 5 is a video and audio I/O card supporting the latest 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring video connections, designed for workstations or Thunderbolt™ 3-connected chassis. KONA 5 enables single-cable 4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows with the most popular creative applications on macOS, Windows, and Linux. For Developers using the AJA SDK, KONA 5 also offers advanced features including multi-channel 4K I/O and 8K 60p support.
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Encore’s Mobilabs on Location in Hawaii for Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI
Encore’s Mobilabs on Location in Hawaii for Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI
Encore colorist Troy Davis provides near-set dailies support in Hawaii for Hollywood finishing
Oahu-based Encore Colorist Troy Davis provides near-set dailies support for local productions capitalizing on the islands’ picturesque landscapes. His recent projects include the latest incarnations of “Hawaii Five-0,” currently in its ninth season, and freshman series “Magnum P.I.,” with both shows receiving final color finishing by Encore Senior Colorist Laura Jans Fazio in Hollywood.
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EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft Montréal
EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft MontréalEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, is helping UbiSoft Montréal meet the demands of live capture, editing and real-time playback of up to 4K content with its enterprise EditShare XStream EFS 450 shared storage solutions and integrated EditShare Geevs video servers which support up to 4 concurrent ingest and playout streams.
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AMIA to Bestow Preservation Awards at Annual Conference
AMIA to Bestow Preservation Awards at Annual Conference
Ken Weissman of the Library of Congress to Receive Silver Light Award for Lifetime Achievement; Inaugural Advocacy Award Going to Ray Edmondson
At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Portland, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of archiving and preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, where the convention runs from Nov 28 to Dec 1.
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Facilis Technology Displays 8K and UHD Capabilities of Collaborative Storage Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
Facilis Technology Displays 8K and UHD Capabilities of Collaborative Storage Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
Dynamic Fibre Channel and Ethernet sharing methods produce extreme performance
At Inter BEE 2018, Facilis (Stand 3217), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will partner with its Authorized Reseller ITOCHU Cable Systems (ICS) to demonstrate 8K and UHD workflows with post-production equipment from leading brands including Avid, Blackmagic Design, Cambridge Research Systems and Venera Technologies.
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THE OATH Shot with URSA Mini Pro and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio
THE OATH Shot with URSA Mini Pro and Edited with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the new film “The Oath” was shot with several URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras and edited and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio, its professional editing, grading, audio post and visual effects software. Written, directed by and starring Ike Barinholtz, “The Oath” also stars Tiffany Haddish, Billy Magnussen, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein and more.
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Waves Announces the Axis One, a Waves-Optimized Computer
Waves Announces the Axis One, a Waves-Optimized ComputerWaves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, introduces the Waves Axis One, a Waves-Optimized Computer. Waves Axis One is a standardized computer, custom-designed and optimized to run Waves audio applications. Packed in a road-hardy half-rack 2U case, Axis One is a trustworthy turnkey solution for live sound, broadcast and the studio.
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Xytech Celebrates Three Decades of Steady Leadership in Dynamically Shifting Broadcast & Media Industry
Xytech Celebrates Three Decades of Steady Leadership in Dynamically Shifting Broadcast & Media Industry
An age of linear editing, celluloid film and archaic operating systems precedes a modern era of automated scheduling, seamless facility management and artificial intelligence
Reagan, Thatcher and the Soviet Union were in the headlines. Rain Man, Die Hard and Coming to America were on the silver screen. Cable television served up just 36 channels. In media and broadcast production, editing was linear, movies were celluloid, and broadcast facilities were managed by reams of paper exchanging hands by messenger and post. It was 1988, and an enterprising young software developer from California named Richard Gallagher designed and coded a platform taking facility management into the next generation. The early system Gallagher developed evolved to become the first fully integrated facilities management system for the media and broadcast industry and the foundational technology for Xytech.
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Waves Announces eMotion LV1 Live Mixer V10 Updates and New Features
Waves Announces eMotion LV1 Live Mixer V10 Updates and New FeaturesWaves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, announces eMotion LV1 Live Mixer V10 updates and new features. This revolutionary digital mixing console for front-of-house, monitor and broadcast engineers has now been updated to V10 with new exciting features, including I/O sharing with separate gain control for each engineer and shared pre-amp control with automatic individual gain compensation.
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201 Productions Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000, AW-UE70 4K Cameras for Live, Multi-Cam Coverage
201 Productions Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000, AW-UE70 4K Cameras for Live, Multi-Cam Coverage201 Productions (Clayton, MO), who specializes in multi-camera live coverage of major music tours, festivals and corporate events, has invested in 10 Panasonic 4K cameras (five AK-UC3000 studio/field cameras and five AW-UE70 pan/tilt/zoom cameras). The cameras are performing as integral components of 201 Productions’ new 4K mobile fly-pack system.
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Panavision to Showcase Advances in Optics at 2018 Camerimage
Panavision to Showcase Advances in Optics at 2018 Camerimage
Company to Host Conversation with this year’s Lifetime Honoree Witold Sobocinski, PSC
Panavision, a world-class provider of state-of-the art optics, camera systems, lighting, filters, and post production services, will showcase an array of advancements in optics at their Lens Bar at EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival of Cinematography, which runs November 10-17 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Panavision will also host a conversation with Camerimage Lifetime Achievement recipient Witold Sobocinski, PSC, and explore the benefits of an HDR workflow.
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FOR-A/InSync Technology Jointly Introduce 8K Products at Inter BEE 2018
FOR-A/InSync Technology Jointly Introduce 8K Products at Inter BEE 2018
Frame Synchronizer Supporting Conversion of HD/4K UHD to 8K and Frame Synchronizer/Color Corrector that Synchronizes 8K Video with 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI Signals
Two new products, an 8K-supporting upconverter and 8K-supporting frame synchronizer will make their worldwide introduction at Inter BEE 2018. Developed by InSync Technology Products Ltd. – an advanced research joint venture between InSync Technology, experts in software motion compensated standards conversion, and FOR-A, leading worldwide developers of video technology – the upconverter and frame synchronizer are both available globally from FOR-A. Taking place November 14-16 in Makuhari, Japan, Inter BEE is the largest tradeshow of media and entertainment in the country. FOR-A will exhibit at the show in Hall 3, Booth #3509.
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American Recorder debuts new LED indicator signs for studios
American Recorder debuts new LED indicator signs for studios
Perfect for studios and sets, the LED signs can now be controlled wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet
American Recorder Technologies, manufacturer and distributor of film products and pro-audio equipment for the entertainment industry, has updated the controller system for its LED Indicator Signs. The high-efficiency signs — which feature such messages as “Filming,” “Recording,” “On Air” and “Applause”— are ideal for studios and feature a durable metal enclosure and high-quality LED bulbs that are rated for up to 50,000 hours of use life.
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Max Minghella Joins Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Max Minghella Joins Serial Pictures for Commercial RepresentationProduction company Serial Pictures is thrilled to announce the signing of filmmaker Max Minghella for representation of commercials, branded content, and music videos. Already known for his onscreen credits, including his dynamic roles in Hulu’s Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and the Academy Award®-winning film The Social Network, Minghella this year established himself as a vibrant and captivating filmmaker with his feature-length directorial and original screenplay debut, Teen Spirit.
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Technicolor PostWorks’ Ben Murray leads panel on distribution at DOC NYC
Technicolor PostWorks’ Ben Murray leads panel on distribution at DOC NYCTechnical PostWorks Vice President of Creative Services Ben Murray will moderate a panel discussion on preparing films for distribution at next week’s DOC NYC PRO Conference, held in conjunction with the DOC NYC film festival. Murray will be joined by John Campbell, a partner and head of management at Buffalo 8; producer/director Blair Foster of Jigsaw Productions, and filmmaker Alysa Nahmias, founder of Ajna Films. Titled "Case Study: Prep Your Film For Distribution," the session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at 3:45 pm in the IFC Center.
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Roland Pro AV Introduces Its V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer
Roland Pro AV Introduces Its V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer
The Roland V-02HD is an ultra-compact two-input switcher and video production problem solver for a wide range of production settings including live-streaming and presentations. Initial U.S. availability will be exclusively in value-packed switcher/remote footswitch/cabling bundles.
Roland Pro AV is introducing the versatile and powerful V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer, which combines a simple switcher, high-quality scaler, input expander, and inline video effects/composition and audio solution in one portable unit. This ultra-compact “micro-switcher,” designed for solving challenges in livestreaming and video production workflows, fits into most equipment cases and camera bags making it easy to have on hand for every production and also conveniently attaches to standard video mounts and tripods.
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V-Nova PERSEUS Plus available in Telestream Encoding Solution
V-Nova PERSEUS Plus available in Telestream Encoding Solution
PERSEUS Plus encoding to be available in industry-leading Lightspeed Live solution. Telestream Lightspeed Live provides support for the most challenging Live video streaming workflows. Support for all devices using native hardware makes PERSEUS Plus the only next-generation codec ready for deployment today.
V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announced that its next-generation PERSEUS Plus codec will be supported by Telestream’s Lightspeed Live video streaming system, which is used by numerous major operators and video service providers worldwide. Telestream Lightspeed Live provides live multi-screen encoding, packaging and distribution in addition to multichannel video capture and processing. With PERSEUS Plus integrated with Lightspeed Live, operators and service providers can deploy the most efficient and cost-effective encoding and transcoding solutions for live streaming on the market. PERSEUS will be available in Lightspeed Live Stream from version 3.0.
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Fall Out Boy's MANIA World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Broadcast
Fall Out Boy's MANIA World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA BroadcastBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production work for Grammy®-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour was upgraded to include its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, URSA Broadcast and ATEM Camera Control Panel. The tour also used a full AV workflow of additional Blackmagic Design products.
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Matthews Studio Equipment’s New BabySitt’r™ Garnering Major Attention
Matthews Studio Equipment’s New BabySitt’r™ Garnering Major AttentionSince its announcement on October 25th, orders for their new “Made in the USA” BabySittr™ have been tying up the phones at Matthews Studio Equipment. This simple new tool makes positioning lights and accessories near ground level quick, simple, and incredibly professional.
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EditShare Powers New LG U+ Entertainment Offering THE SHOW
EditShare Powers New LG U+ Entertainment Offering THE SHOW
LG U+ launches exclusive, real-time omni-view experience with EditShare solutions, giving viewers new angles and OTT options
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that the South Korean based global electronics telco and IPTV powerhouse LG U+ has selected EditShare solutions to produce and distribute the highly popular SBS Medianet music program, “The Show," to its valued subscribers. The advanced EditShare architecture is designed to support the unique LG U+ “omni-view” experience, offering LG U+ subscribers new camera angles not available on traditional TV or OTT viewing options.
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Waves announces Free Mixing & Production Course with Grammy®-Winner Dave Darlington
Waves announces Free Mixing & Production Course with Grammy®-Winner Dave DarlingtonWaves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces a 4-part free mixing and production course including a live Q&A session, “From Demo To Master,” with multiple GRAMMY®-winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington, available online beginning November 28.
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XenData Launches File System Mirroring Software Optimized for Hybrid Cloud, LTO and Optical Disc Archives
XenData Launches File System Mirroring Software Optimized for Hybrid Cloud, LTO and Optical Disc Archives
FS Mirror software synchronizes file systems stored in the cloud, local disk, LTO and optical disc.
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions, launches FS Mirror software which syncs file-folder structures between cloud, local disk, LTO and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) storage. The software is optimized in terms of performance and integrity specifically for these storage types: Performance is maximized by restoring files from LTO in tape order and from ODA in disc order; File integrity is assured by using end-to-end checksums.
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Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX Packed with New Features, Improved Tools, and Faster Speeds
Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX Packed with New Features, Improved Tools, and Faster Speeds
Major new plug-in release features overhauled Lens Flare Designer, trendy new effects and transitions, new Mocha masking tools, and GPU-acceleration for easier VFX creation
The newest version of the post-production industry’s most renowned, high-end visual effects plug-in suite — Sapphire 2019 — is now available. Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX, the award-winning plug-in developer, delivers powerful new creative effects to editors, VFX artists, and motion graphics artists.
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Luma Touch Completes Storyblocks Integration
Luma Touch Completes Storyblocks Integration
Storyblocks for LumaFusion Provides LumaFusion Editors Direct Access to Hundreds-of-Thousands of Creative Media Assets
Luma Touch today announced a new version of LumaFusion featuring direct integration with Storyblocks, a subscription-based stock media service for content creators. Created by video effects and editing industry veterans, LumaFusion is an industry-popular iOS editing app designed specifically for mobile filmmakers, journalists, YouTube creators and aspiring content producers looking to create better video using mobile devices and gear.
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Magewell Announces Plug-and-Play 4K SDI-to-NDI(r) Converter
Magewell Announces Plug-and-Play 4K SDI-to-NDI(r) Converter
Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus easily and reliably connects SDI-based Ultra HD video sources into live video-over-IP production workflows
Magewell today introduced the second member in its Pro Convert family of standalone hardware devices for bringing traditional video signals into live, IP-based broadcast and AV infrastructures using NewTek's royalty-free NDI® technology. The new Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus encoder converts SDI input signals up to 4K Ultra HD into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency, enabling users to effortlessly connect SDI-equipped sources to NDI-enabled media networks, devices and applications.
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Milk VFX Completes Production On YouTube Premium's Sci-Fi ORIGIN
Milk VFX Completes Production On YouTube Premium's Sci-Fi ORIGINMilk – the Academy®, Emmy® and BAFTA® Award winning visual effects studio, known for Adrift, Annihilation and Altered Carbon, has just completed production on YouTube Premium’s new sci-fi thriller Original series Origin.
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Sigma Ships Its 105mm T1.5 Full-Frame Cine Lens
Sigma Ships Its 105mm T1.5 Full-Frame Cine LensSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced pricing and availability of the latest addition to its Cine lineup of FF High Speed Prime lenses. Sigma 105mm T1.5 FF is available today through the Sigma global dealer network for $4,999 USD. Key Features & Benefits Bright T1.5 Cine lens Compatible with full-frame camera sensors Optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K productions 180-degree focus rotation Available in EF, E & PL mounts with lens support foot and cap included About Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime Lenses
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National Broadcaster of Nepal Selects FOR-A for Full HD Upgrade
National Broadcaster of Nepal Selects FOR-A for Full HD Upgrade
National Broadcaster Selects FOR-A Signal Processors, Video and Routing Switchers Because of Turnaround Time, Pricing and Product Reliability
Given a mandate from the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Nepal Television, the national broadcaster of Nepal, must fully upgrade to high-definition by January of next year – which also marks the broadcaster’s 34th anniversary. By January 31st 2019, Nepal Television will be running three HD studios, replacing all of its current equipment from SD to HD. As of that date, all new equipment must be installed and on-air so that Nepalese viewers can enjoy HDTV broadcasts from the country’s national broadcaster.
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Digital Anarchy Announces Immediate Availability of PowerSearch®; Intelligent Metadata Search for Adobe Premiere Pro Editors
Digital Anarchy Announces Immediate Availability of PowerSearch®; Intelligent Metadata Search for Adobe Premiere Pro Editors
PowerSearch by Digital Anarchy Delivers Intelligent Metadata Search Capability in the Premiere Pro Timeline; Enables Key Word Searches to Precise Video Clips and Sequences
Digital Anarchy announces the immediate availability of PowerSearch®, a new product for Adobe Premiere Pro editors that intelligently searches metadata within video clips using keyword searches to find specific instances of spoken words or terms in video clips and sequences. PowerSearch is included in Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive Suite, the Company’s new family of intelligent transcript, search and collaboration tools for video production
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Pixelogic Awarded Dolby Vision Facility Certification
Pixelogic Awarded Dolby Vision Facility Certification
Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos End-To-End Workflow Solutions Offered in One Location
Pixelogic, the innovative and fully integrated provider of localization and distribution services, has earned Dolby Vision™ Facility Certification. Pixelogic is also the first independent service provider to offer encoding services for Dolby Vision content destined for OTT platforms. The Dolby Vision Facility Certification, along with their Dolby AtmosÒ capabilities, will make Pixelogic the first media service company to provide end-to-end workflow solutions including mastering, packaging and QC for digital cinema, digital media, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and archive services in the industry-leading Dolby formats for HDR video and immersive audio all in one location.
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Winners Announced at Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1
Winners Announced at Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1
LISA LU HONORED WITH THE “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”; AWKWAFINA ACCEPTED THE “RISING STAR AWARD"; FREIDA PINTO RECEIVED THE AWFF “AMERICAN RED CROSS/TIFFANY CIRCLE COURAGE TO DREAM AWARD”
The 4th ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight in Culver City. Almost 40 feature films from 25 participating countries were presented during the nine-day festival that included 17 Oscar® Foreign Language submissions and a dozen Golden Globe® submitted films. The Awards ceremony, presented to a sold-out audience was followed by a screening of China’s In Harm’s Way and a reception at the Culver Hotel. The AWFF took place from October 24 – November 1 at the ArcLight Culver City Theater.
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Chaos Group Acquires V-Ray for Cinema 4D; Announces Corona for Cinema 4D Beta 2
Chaos Group Acquires V-Ray for Cinema 4D; Announces Corona for Cinema 4D Beta 2
Chaos Group Doubles Down on Rendering Solutions for Cinema 4D Announces Acquisition of V-Ray for Cinema 4D, Plans for Corona for Cinema 4D
At the recent Maxon Supermeet 2018 event, Chaos Group announced its plans to officially support the Cinema 4D community with two rendering products: V-Ray for Cinema 4D and Corona for Cinema 4D. Based on V-Ray’s Academy Award-winning ray-tracing technology, the development of V-Ray for Cinema 4D will be focused on powerful production rendering for high-end visual effects and motion graphics. Corona for Cinema 4D will focus on artist-friendly design visualization.
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Lightworks 14.5 Makes its Bold Debut to the Creative World
Lightworks 14.5 Makes its Bold Debut to the Creative World
Outstanding new editorial experience provides fluid and uninterrupted creative editing, grading and visual effects workflow from smartphone filmmaking to creating the next Hollywood blockbuster
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its Lightworks non-linear editor (NLE) version 14.5 (Windows, Mac, and Linux) release offering over 70 new features and 500 improvements. Topping the list of sought-after creative capabilities for the Emmy® award-winning NLE is support for popular smartphone and tablet formats and variable frame rates; a new comprehensive histogram and GPU precision options for accurate colour-grading and improved third-party VFX and audio round-tripping support.
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Sigma Ships Its SAFARI & SIDELINES Lens Master
Sigma Ships Its SAFARI & SIDELINES Lens Master
Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is available today for $1999 USD in Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera mounts
The world's first 10x optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm, Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, is now available through the authorized Sigma dealer network. Making its debut at Photokina 2018, this absolute all-rounder is a great one-lens solution for nature & wildlife, sports & action, and creative photography.
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Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem
Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem
Well-known veteran colorist joins Creative Services team; past work includes Kubo and The Two Strings, The Jungle Book, Oblivion, Mary Poppins Returns, and more
Respected industry veteran Mike Sowa joined FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist, this week. With a focus on serving the creative community, the move emphasizes FotoKem’s consistent commitment to expanding its artistic offerings.
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axle ai Gear is a Mac ini-based Video Powerhouse
axle ai Gear is a Mac ini-based Video Powerhouse
Complete system streamlines video production with AI-based tagging, search, transcoding and workflow automation.
Continuing to address the largely unmet need for advanced video management tools for small to mid-sized teams, axle ai, Inc. announces the launch of axle ai Gear™, an integrated system that combines new Apple Mac mini computing power with axle ai’s browser-based, AI-capable media management, workflow and transcode software. True to the company’s ‘Radically Simple’ philosophy, axle ai Gear combines state-of-the art auto-tagging and search with graphical workflow and transcoding tools designed for ease of use and broad accessibility.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU Pro
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU Pro
New model features blazingly fast AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 for up to 22x faster performance!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic eGPU Pro, an external graphics processor featuring the blazingly fast AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor. Designed to accelerate pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro delivers nearly twice the performance of the original Blackmagic eGPU model and up to 22x faster performance than the built-in graphics on a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
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Red Giant Releases Trapcode Suite 15 with Dynamic Fluids™
Red Giant Releases Trapcode Suite 15 with Dynamic Fluids™
Major update to the industry’s #1 tool for motion graphics introduces new Dynamic Fluids™ physics engine to Adobe® After Effects® that makes simulating realistic fluid-based particle effects possible; new OBJ loading makes it simple to bring 3D objects directly into AE
Red Giant today announced Trapcode Suite 15, the latest update to the industry’s most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe® After Effects®. Expanding the suite’s existing powerhouse toolset of 11 motion graphics plugins, this release introduces Dynamic Fluids™.
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PLUSHnyc engineers a Colorful World of Financial Solutions for Nuveen
PLUSHnyc engineers a Colorful World of Financial Solutions for NuveenNew York-based audio post production company Plush lends sunny sounds to the colorful animated campaign for Nuveen out of MullenLowe, showcasing the shiny side of responsible investing and beyond. The captivating :30 “Responsible Investing” spot helps breathe life into oft-confusing concepts, with ripple-effect CG landscapes and relaxing music, drawing in viewers as cities are slowly built from the ground up.
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Light Iron adds Nicholas Hasson to talent roster
Light Iron adds Nicholas Hasson to talent roster
Senior Colorist brings key experience to support company growth
Light Iron – a leading post production creative services provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has added Senior Colorist Nicholas Hasson to its roster. Hasson will be based in the company’s Los Angeles facility.
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Lisa Lu and Awkwafina to be honored with AWFF Snow Leopard Award
Lisa Lu and Awkwafina to be honored with AWFF Snow Leopard Award
Film Festival Runs Through Oct. 24 – Nov. 1 in Culver City
The 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has announced that actresses Lisa Lu and Awkwafina will be honored with the Snow Leopard Awards at the festival’s closing night ceremony, November 1 at the ArcLight Cinema in Downtown Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd.) AWFF is once again partnering with The Snow Leopard Trust to raise awareness for the endangered snow leopard and its ecosystem in the high mountains of Asia. The Asian World Film Festival, which includes 16 Oscar® and seven Golden Globe® Foreign Language submissions, will run through October 24 – November 1, 2018.
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2019 Oscar®-qualifying Short DEMON Premieres, Directed by Caleb Slain
2019 Oscar®-qualifying Short DEMON Premieres, Directed by Caleb SlainLA-based production company Eskimo artist, writer and director Caleb Slain has released his newly Oscar®-qualifying short film 'Demon' to the public, after a stint of successful film festival screenings. The project garnered the top “Best Narrative Short” honor from the 2017 Austin Film Festival, among others. The Oscar® nominees will be announced on January 22, 2019.
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FilmLight creates Cold War look for ‘The Americans’
FilmLight creates Cold War look for ‘The Americans’
Series six graded for HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks
The sixth and final Emmy® award-winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colourist, working on the Baselight colour-grading system from FilmLight.
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Marquis Broadcast Appoints Paul Glasgow as Managing Director
Marquis Broadcast Appoints Paul Glasgow as Managing Director
Paul Glasgow takes over from Chris Steele to lead the company’s continued development of workflow transformation products.
Marquis Broadcast announces the promotion of Paul Glasgow to Managing Director following the retirement of Chris Steele. A highly respected broadcast industry professional, Paul joined Marquis in 2016 with nearly three decades of successful management experience including senior roles at Sony, EMC Media Solutions, Avid Technology and ChyronHego.
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AirBox Neo and CloudAir Powered Scalable Broadcasting during NAB NY
AirBox Neo and CloudAir Powered Scalable Broadcasting during NAB NYPlayBox Technology USA reports a highly successful 2018 NAB Show New York, held at Javits Convention Center, October 17-18. Registered attendance was 15,097, more than 6 percent higher than in 2017.
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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
Next-Gen Rendering Technology Now Available for Maya Artists; Faster Speeds and Workflows Through AI, GPU, and Smart Tech
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray Next for Maya, a new version of its Academy Award®-winning renderer that brings the power of scene intelligence, faster production rendering, and streamlined Maya workflows to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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ADTH Introduces DGI 1011 DTV Receiver for Smart Devices
ADTH Introduces DGI 1011 DTV Receiver for Smart DevicesAtlanta DTH, an internationally active leader in the development and provision of media-related telecommunication systems, announces that the DGI 1011 DTV interface is now deliverable. Debuted at the Broadcast Asia 2018 show in Singapore, the DGI 1011 is an ultra-compact plug-in dongle which allows TOLKA network subscribers to view free-to-air or pay-TV on smart devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers.
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DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and DaVinci Resolve Panels Used on New Carlos Vives Music Video
DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and DaVinci Resolve Panels Used on New Carlos Vives Music Video
The team also took advantage of ResolveFX, GPU and CPU accelerated plugins, especially the facial recognition tools, which automatically recognize and track facial features so colorists can adjust, brighten or change color without having to manually select or rotoscope any part of the image.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio, along with the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, were used for color grading and editing on the new music video for “Mañana,” the latest single by Latin American Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Carlos Vives.
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Art Directors Guild to honor Ed Verreaux, William F. Matthews & James Fiorito at ADG Awards
Art Directors Guild to honor Ed Verreaux, William F. Matthews & James Fiorito at ADG Awards
Annual Awards Spotlights “Production Design: Landscape of the Imagination” on Saturday, February 2 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Senior Illustrator and Production Designer Ed Verreaux, Scenic Artist Jim Fiorito and Set Designer and Art Director William F. Matthews join Oscar-nominated Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall as recipients of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award. They will be honored at the 23rd Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards, themed “Production Design: Landscape of the Imagination,” at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
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Facilis Improves Workflows at Montgomery Community Media
Facilis Improves Workflows at Montgomery Community MediaFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, announced that Rockville, Maryland-based Montgomery Community Media (MCM) has recently upgraded their Facilis shared storage network to 96TB. Part of Montgomery county, MCM is the only independent, nonprofit organization providing access to public media (public access television and broadband media) directly to the county’s over one million residents as well as non-profit organizations, associations and local businesses. Near to DC, the public TV and web resource has served the public since the early eighties.
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FUJINON Zoom Lenses are Part of SD-to-4K Upgrade for Largest Church in Pacific Northwest
FUJINON Zoom Lenses are Part of SD-to-4K Upgrade for Largest Church in Pacific Northwest
Rose Media Selects FUJINON/Blackmagic Combination to Transition Christian Faith Center from SD to 4K Compatibility
Christian Faith Center based in Federal Way, Washington, added two FUJINON XA55x9.5BESM and two XA20x8.5BERM zooms on four Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast cameras in May. Within its new 25’x25’ permanent control room, a Blackmagic switcher and multi-viewer, a Renewed Vision graphics system, and new furniture were installed.
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Elemental LED Wins Coveted Company of the Year Award
Elemental LED Wins Coveted Company of the Year Award
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada Selects Elemental LED as the Top Winner of the Year
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has awarded Elemental LED as the Company of the Year-Large at the 7th Annual EDAWN Existing Awards event on October 18, 2018, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. The annual awards event brings together community leaders and dignitaries to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of the existing primary companies in Nevada, the powerful drivers of the regional economy.
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The University of the West England Puts EditShare Creative Workflow and Shared Storage Solutions at the Core of Its Media Education Program
The University of the West England Puts EditShare Creative Workflow and Shared Storage Solutions at the Core of Its Media Education Program
New infrastructure offers real-world integrated workflows; powered by Flow media asset management, XStream EFS scale-out storage, and GEEVs broadcast servers
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that The University of the of West England (UWE Bristol) has upgraded the existing infrastructure of its new Arts, Creative Industries and Education media programs facility to a modern, end-to-end, file-based workflow powered by EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM).
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Telestream Vantage Helps Adstream Integrate Media Processing Within its AWS Cloud Platform
Telestream Vantage Helps Adstream Integrate Media Processing Within its AWS Cloud Platform
Global ad services network realizes greater scalability, flexibility and growth potential
Telestream®, a leading a leading provider of digital media orchestration and delivery solutions, today announced that Los-Angeles-based Adstream, a global digital asset management and advertising delivery technology company, with headquarters in London, has chosen both cloud and on-premises deployments of the Vantage media processing platform to automate its high-volume media transcoding and quality analytics needs. Through its global ad services network, Adstream enables the world’s major brands, advertising agencies, and media and entertainment companies to better manage the speed, quality, and costs of their ad campaigns.
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Crystal Vision adds frame security features to Indigo and Vision frames
Crystal Vision adds frame security features to Indigo and Vision framesCrystal Vision has recently added flexible security to its Indigo and Vision frames, with the ability to switch off services that are not required. Designed to make the control of the company's SDI and IP cards more secure, it is now possible for a user to individually disable FTP, HTTP, SNMP, ASCII, SSH and the Statesman PC control software in order to prevent unwanted access to the frames. It is also possible to remove the Network Configuration, SNMP Configuration and Software Upgrade menus, should this be required.
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Soundtheory's Gullfoss Version 1.2.0 Now Even Faster
Soundtheory's Gullfoss Version 1.2.0 Now Even Faster
The intelligent EQ makes waves at AES
Visitors to AES last week were able to experience Soundtheory’s Gullfoss 1.2.0. The new version features a 100% increase in CPU performance, resulting in double the number of instances of Gullfoss running at the same time while taking up the same amount of resources. Additionally, the developers have added support for higher sampling rates up to 192 kHz.
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Roland VR-4HD All-in-One HD AV Mixer Offers Accessible Virtual Field Trip Solutions for the California State Parks Student Outreach Program
Roland VR-4HD All-in-One HD AV Mixer Offers Accessible Virtual Field Trip Solutions for the California State Parks Student Outreach Program
The California State Parks PORTS® Distance Learning Program puts knowledgeable park rangers and knowledge-hungry students together in a virtual experiential environment thanks to the Roland VR-4HD
The students and their teachers may be in a classroom in Fresno or Bakersfield, but thanks to the unique Parks Online Resources for Students and Teachers team (PORTS), they can be transported throughout the California State Parks system during a live interactive free virtual field trip. And now PORTS is powered by Roland Professional A/V’s VR-4HD All-in-One HD AV Mixer, making it easier than ever for HD video and audio to be switched, mixed and sent during PORTS video-conferencing programs.
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InSync Partners With Marquise on Software Standards Conversion Within MIST Mastering Solution
InSync Partners With Marquise on Software Standards Conversion Within MIST Mastering SolutionInSync Technology and Marquise Technologies today announced the integration of FrameFormer motion compensated frame rate conversion into the industry-leading MIST Mastering solution. MIST revolutionises the mastering process by offering unrivaled features for creating any type of master or file package from any type and resolution of source media within a single software solution. From the RAW data to the final delivery, MIST provides transcoding for multiple formats, extensive editing and conforming tools, and advanced color grading and color management features for workflows including HDR and ACES.
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Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of Fuyao
Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of FuyaoBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by CG/VFX designer Alex Koryshev with Shenzhen based Plan B VFX to produce VFX shots for hit Chinese TV series “Legend of Fuyao,” a 2018 Chinese fantasy television series based on the novel, Empress Fuyao, starring Yang Mi and Ethan Juan in the lead roles.
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Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless and RF Lenses at Photo Plus Expo
Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless and RF Lenses at Photo Plus Expo
SEE THE REVOLUTION: CANON EOS R FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA AND RF LENSES ON DISPLAY AT PHOTOPLUS EXPO 2018
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be showcasing its latest in high-quality digital imaging products, including the Company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, at PhotoPlus Expo 2018. The brand-new EOS R is the latest revolution in the company’s long history of innovative and award-winning camera systems, featuring the newly designed RF mount, which uses groundbreaking RF lenses and has full compatibility with the existing range of EF lenses.
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Asian World Film Festival To Honor Actress Freida Pinto, October 24th
Asian World Film Festival To Honor Actress Freida Pinto, October 24thThe 4th Annual ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) will kick off with an awards presentation honoring actress Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) with the AWFF American Red Cross/Tiffany Circle Courage to Dream Award. The Awards ceremony will be followed by a screening of Love Sonia, India’s submission into the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, followed by a Q&A and reception at the Culver Hotel.
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Linda Swope to Head Expanded Matthews Sales Team
Linda Swope to Head Expanded Matthews Sales TeamAs Matthews Studio Equipment moves into their 50th year as a privately-owned camera and lighting support manufacturer, CEO and co-founder Ed Phillips and Vice President Tyler Phillips are making some bold changes to keep up with the times. They have completely retooled and expanded their CNC shop, to better accommodate manufacturing their equipment here in the United States. And, they have moved 30-year veteran Linda Swope into the position of Head of Sales.
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Sigma Celebrates New Facility Opening in Burbank, California
Sigma Celebrates New Facility Opening in Burbank, California
New facility places Sigma lenses plus unparalleled service and technical support in the heart of the TV & film production community
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash, and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new west coast showcase in Burbank, California. A modern space for its world-class products, services and support, visitors can experience first-hand the popular Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events.
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KTEN Readies for Election Season with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher
KTEN Readies for Election Season with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix™ today announced KTEN, a dual NBC/ABC affiliate with a CW substation serving the Sherman-Ada market (DMA #160), upgraded its control room in August with a Broadcast Pix BPswitch™ integrated production switcher. Mark Farrell, news director for KTEN Media, said the new BPswitch was part of an effort to ready the station for next month’s election coverage.
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HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Improve Studio Production Quality for West Ohio Sports Network and Witness the Living Word channels
HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Improve Studio Production Quality for West Ohio Sports Network and Witness the Living Word channels
High-performance cameras provide rich features, cost-effectiveness and impeccable quality as final pieces of sports and religious broadcaster’s HD studio upgrade.
Broadcasting from Lima, Ohio, viewer-supported television station WTLW (Witness the Living Word) delivers high-quality Christian and family-centered programming to its viewers. When the station upgraded the video acquisition capabilities in its production studio to HD this summer, they chose Z-HD5500 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the rich features, outstanding quality and long-lasting durability they wanted.
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Weezer's Africa Musicvid Shot with Blackmagic RAW and URSA Mini Pro
Weezer's Africa Musicvid Shot with Blackmagic RAW and URSA Mini Pro
Post production, including grading and editing, was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced Weezer’s new music video for their hit song “Africa” was shot using an URSA Mini Pro with the newly announced Blackmagic RAW codec. Post production, including grading and editing, was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Last chance to Win a Trip to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival!
Last chance to Win a Trip to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival!Become a member today and you could win a trip to Sundance 2019. The Sundance Film Festival offers you a chance to win a trip to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival! There’s still time to enter! Become a Sundance Institute member by 11:59 p.m. MT tomorrow, October 23, to enter our giveaway.
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Beeple relies on MAXON Cinema 4D to deliver futuristic design appeal to the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 ready-to-wear collection
Beeple relies on MAXON Cinema 4D to deliver futuristic design appeal to the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 ready-to-wear collection
3D Software Credited in Bringing Design Iterations Quickly to Fruition; Collection Featuring Beeple’s Abstract Space-Age Landscapes Debuted During Paris Fashion Week at The Louvre.
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is excited to announce the “Everydays” designs of celebrated motion graphics artist Mike Winkelmann, known in the creative community as Beeple, are included in the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 apparel collections. Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of the house of Louis Vuitton, the collection debuted during Paris Fashion Week October 2, at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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Intergence chooses Custom Consoles SystemTwoLite and Media Posts for New Network Operations Centre
Intergence chooses Custom Consoles SystemTwoLite and Media Posts for New Network Operations CentreCustom Consoles announces the completion of height-adjustable technical desks and display screen supports for IT Managed Services specialist Intergence Systems Ltd. The project comprises seven SystemTwoLite desks, a dual MediaPost and single MediaPost display screen supports plus 10 desk-mounting computer screen support arms. These were assembled on site in the Network Operations Centre at Intergence's Cambridge headquarters.
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FOR-A Showcases Customer Favorites with an Eye Toward the Future at CAPER 2018
FOR-A Showcases Customer Favorites with an Eye Toward the Future at CAPER 2018
Wide Range of Video Production Solutions from Switchers, Signal Processors, to Graphics and Standards Converters on Display at Key South American Conference.
As a demonstration of the company’s continued commitment to the Latin American region, FOR-A will highlight three of its most popular products – the HVS-490 and HVS-100 switchers and FA-9600 signal processor - as part of its participation at CAPER 2018, occurring from October 24-26th at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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ATTO Technology introduces the XstreamCORE® FC 7600 32Gb Fibre Channel to 12Gb SAS Hardware Accelerated Storage Controller
ATTO Technology introduces the XstreamCORE® FC 7600 32Gb Fibre Channel to 12Gb SAS Hardware Accelerated Storage ControllerATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for 30 years, announces the availability of the ATTO XstreamCORE® FC 7600 storage controller. ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7600 is a standalone, accelerated storage controller that connects any external SAS device, such as a JBOD of HDDs or SSDs, a RAID array or external tape devices, and presents them isolated to individual hosts or shared over a Fibre Channel SAN fabric.
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Symply And Focal Point Server announce a Workflow Management To The Growing SymplyULTRA Partner Ecosystem at NAB New York 2018
Symply And Focal Point Server announce a Workflow Management To The Growing SymplyULTRA Partner Ecosystem at NAB New York 2018
Symply and Focal Point Server partnership provides users with superior workgroup project management across local and distributed workflow environments
Cambridge, UK 17 October 2018 – Symply, a Global Distribution brand announced today a partnership with Focal Point Server to bring their workflow software to the SymplyULTRA platform. Focal Point Server will be on the Global Distribution booth N237 at the NAB show New York.
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Epson Sales Japan Uses Blackmagic Products for 360° Space Performance
Epson Sales Japan Uses Blackmagic Products for 360° Space PerformanceBlackmagic Design announced today ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Teranex Mini and its Mini Converters were used as part of massive indoor spatial projection system by Epson Sales Japan Corp. Based around a 4K and 12G workflow and including 29 Epson projectors, the 360° Space Performance system is based inside the JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower and will be able to be viewed by the huge number of visitors to the tower in every elevator and the general showroom.
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NIM Labs Releases NIM 3.0
NIM Labs Releases NIM 3.0
Studio Management Platform Introduces New Features for VFX and Post Production After Successful Beta Test; Free 30-Day Trial Available
NIM Labs releases NIM 3.0, the all-in-one studio management platform that helps visual-effects and post-production houses win business, track projects and manage a company all in one place. Following its first public unveiling at SIGGRAPH 2018, NIM 3.0 has undergone rigorous testing, clearing the way for immediate deployment in professional studio environments.
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City of Kissimmee, Florida Establishes Seamless NDI Network with Panasonic AV-HLC100 Stream Studio
City of Kissimmee, Florida Establishes Seamless NDI Network with Panasonic AV-HLC100 Stream Studio
AU-EVA1 5.7K Handhelds Utilized for Studio and Field Production
Panasonic’s new AV-HLC100 Stream Studio has become the hub of wide-ranging video production for the City of Kissimmee, located in central Florida. The City operates a 24-hour government TV channel, Access Osceola, which is also supported by four AW-HN130 three-chip FHD PTZ cameras and two AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema cameras.
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JVC Showcases Affordable UHD/4K Monitors for Broadcast, Live Production at NAB New York
JVC Showcases Affordable UHD/4K Monitors for Broadcast, Live Production at NAB New YorkJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce two new 31-inch UHD/4K LCD monitors to support today’s growing 4K workflows at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
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Captionmax transitions to Starfish audio description software
Captionmax transitions to Starfish audio description softwareStarfish Technologies, a pioneer in Audio Description (Video Description) technology, today announced that Captionmax, one of North America's largest full-service media accessibility companies, has purchased and implemented multiple licenses for Starfish’s Advantage Audio Description workstation and linear audio processing software. The sale is a significant advance into the North American market for Starfish, based in part on product developments that enable Advantage to precisely match framerates and other technical parameters that are specific to the US market.
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Telestream Vantage Boosts Productivity at Argentina’s Artear
Telestream Vantage Boosts Productivity at Argentina’s Artear
Sophisticated Avid MediaCentral ingest and export workflow enabled by Vantage
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Arte Radiotelevisivo Argentina SA (Artear) is using Telestream Vantage Transcode Pro to automate the transcoding and processing of media moving into and out of its Avid editing, storage and asset management systems.
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Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp in Burbank, October 20th and 21st.
Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp in Burbank, October 20th and 21st.
Taught by professionals working in the industry. Get the hands-on skills you need to get hired as an Assistant Editor in film and television.
The Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp founded by Noah Chamow (The Voice) and Conor Burke (America’s Got Talent) has two classes coming up this weekend, October 20th and 21st. Both classes will be available for students in person and online as a live webinar.
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JVC Dockable Bridge Simplifies Live Broadcasts with Camera-Mounted Dual Link Bonded LTE Uplink
JVC Dockable Bridge Simplifies Live Broadcasts with Camera-Mounted Dual Link Bonded LTE UplinkJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge, a Dual Link bonded LTE uplink that connects directly to its 800 and 900 Series cameras. It supports live HD streaming from multiple JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or IP video server at the station, as well as Facebook Live or other CDNs. The SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge is part of a connected workflow that will be demonstrated at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs through Oct. 18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
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Independent Filmmaker Debut Feature Film Set to Premiere Sunday at Chelsea FF in NY
Independent Filmmaker Debut Feature Film Set to Premiere Sunday at Chelsea FF in NYAward-Winning Short Filmmaker Brock Mullins will debut his first feature film RETURN TO SEATTLEon Sunday October 21, 2018 in New York at the Chelsea Film Festival. The film will screen at 2:30 pm at the AMC Lowes 34thSt. theater. Mullins will participate in a Q&A directly following the screening. Tickets are currently on sale at the online at https://www.chelseafilm.org/return-to-seattle/or at the door.
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Blackmagic Design's ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and DeckLink 8K Power Red Bull’s Gaming Sphere
Blackmagic Design's ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and DeckLink 8K Power Red Bull’s Gaming SphereBlackmagic Design today announced that Red Bull’s Gaming Sphere in London has been built on a live production workflow incorporating the URSA Mini Pro, Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and DeckLink 8K Pro.
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Grupo La República Publicaciones Powers Newsroom with EditShare
Grupo La República Publicaciones Powers Newsroom with EditShare
Peru’s publishing house expands traditional print business into a true multi-media production and distribution platform with XStream EFS scale out shared storage and Flow media asset management
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Peru’s publishing house, Grupo La República Publicaciones, has implemented EditShare XStream EFS scale out storage platform and Flow media asset management solution as the foundation for their new multimedia news business.
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Vancouver’s Tolar Armitt leverages Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok batteries for ultimate mobility on set
Vancouver’s Tolar Armitt leverages Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok batteries for ultimate mobility on setFrom a day out on the ocean to a remote waterfall, shooting a commercial doesn’t always happen inside of a studio. For Vancouver-based 1st AC, Tolar Armitt, the locations can be extreme. Armitt has worked on commercials for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Audi, Porsche, Verizon, and even Apple. Extreme and inaccessible locales are part of the job. On a recent four-day shoot, Armitt found himself placing his Alexa Mini in a water box for a partially-submerged shot in the ocean. That same day, the camera was placed at the top of a crane and stabilized on a boat for another angle. The third day found Armitt gearing up to head to Whistler for shots on a helicopter before heading back to the studio for the final day of shots in a hydroflex box.
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Broadfield Distributing, Inc. adds RED Digital Cinema Cameras to its Product Portfolio of High-Quality Solutions
Broadfield Distributing, Inc. adds RED Digital Cinema Cameras to its Product Portfolio of High-Quality Solutions
Value-added distributor of video production hardware will offer the entire range of RED’s DSMC2 cameras
Broadfield Distributing, Inc. is proud to announce it is now a distributor of RED’s entire DSMC2 camera line - MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35, and GEMINI 5K S35. RED’s MONSTRO 8K VV offers cinematic full-frame lens coverage, produces ultra-detailed 35.4 megapixel stills, and delivers 17+ stops of dynamic range. The HELIUM 8K S35is the recipient of the highest DxO score ever and delivers over 16.5 stops of dynamic range in a Super 35 frame. GEMINI 5K S35 leverages dual-sensitivity modes to provide creators with greater flexibility in well-lit conditions or darker environments.
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AJA Corvid Cards Drive Atlas-Fractal Media Servers to Power Large Scale Video Playback at Russian World Cup 2018 Host Stadiums
AJA Corvid Cards Drive Atlas-Fractal Media Servers to Power Large Scale Video Playback at Russian World Cup 2018 Host StadiumsTechnical specialists at Russia’s Innovative Television Systems (INTV) develop and manufacture graphics workstations, architect workflows, integrate systems and provide production support for special events. Founded in November 2008, the St. Petersburg-based company recently rolled out a powerful new media server, dubbed Atlas-Fractal, which leverages AJA’s Corvid 88 multi-stream, multi-format PCIe I/O card to play back video content on a videocube, giant LED screens and LED video perimeters in several major Russian sports stadiums and arenas.
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New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error-Correction for LIve Webcasts
New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error-Correction for LIve Webcasts
The ProHD zRAMP will be demonstrated at the 2018 NAB Show New York , which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
(Wayne, NJ--October 15, 2018) JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD zRAMP, an appliance that provides Zixi’s robust, content aware error correction for simultaneous live video streaming to multiple CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as decoders for distribution to a local cable headend. Designed for live sports, events, houses of worship, schools, and local governments, the ProHD zRAMP delivers reliable QoS video streaming from Zixi-enabled JVC streaming camcorders.
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Xytech Showcases New Mobile UI, REST APIs for MediaPulse During NAB Show New York 2018
Xytech Showcases New Mobile UI, REST APIs for MediaPulse During NAB Show New York 2018
The company’s new UI enhances the user experience of its leading facility management software MediaPulse
Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast, studio, media services and video transmission industries, will showcase its new, completely configurable mobile interface for its MediaPulse facility management software system at booth N721 during the NAB Show New York 2018 from October 17-18. This new UI increases flexibility and scalability by extending MediaPulse to all members of a company’s team. MediaPulse Mobile supports all devices with a responsive design.
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LANDR Launches New Audio Mastering Tool for Video Editors
LANDR Launches New Audio Mastering Tool for Video Editors
A.I.-based engine provides editors with free high-quality finished audio for their Adobe Premiere Pro CC video projects.
At the Adobe MAX creativity conference, LANDR Audio Inc. announced the launch of a new cloud-based service that provides professional video editors and video makers with A.I.-based audio mastering to use in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®. The new service, called LANDR Audio Mastering for Video, makes it easy for editors to get great sounding finished audio without the time, costs or technical expertise typically associated with professional audio mastering.
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Symply Demonstrate Industry’s First Affordable High-Speed Multi-User StorNext®6 Powered Thunderbolt3 Storage Solution at NAB New York
Symply Demonstrate Industry’s First Affordable High-Speed Multi-User StorNext®6 Powered Thunderbolt3 Storage Solution at NAB New York
Symply WORKSPACE technology demonstrates company’s innovative Thunderbolt™3 shared storage platform capable of 4K editing and 8 simultaneous Thunderbolt™3 clients
Symply, a Global Distribution brand, will be demonstrating SymplyWORKSPACE, the first Thunderbolt™3 based SAN technology using StorNext®6, at NAB New York (booth N237). With the high adoption rates of Thunderbolt-equipped workstations and laptops being used in media production, being able to connect high-speed shared storage has not been easy and requires expensive and bulky adapters. SymplyWORKSPACE allows laptops and workstations equipped with Thunderbolt™3 to ingest, edit, finish, and deliver without the need to move content locally, even at 4K resolutions with a direct Thunderbolt™3 cable connection, and with no adapter needed.
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Broadcast Pix Commander Now Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitch
Broadcast Pix Commander Now Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitchBroadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™ has been upgraded to allow remote switching on mobile devices using Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or other web browsers. The touchscreen control platform for BPswitch™ integrated production switchers now offers full-motion viewing of all cameras and production elements, as well as access to all workflow tools, through a standard internet connection. The company will demonstrate Commander at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N354), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
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Adobe Announces Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2018
Adobe Announces Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2018
Major Updates to Flagship Apps, Launch of Premiere Rush CC for Social Video and Previews of Photoshop CC and Project Gemini on iPad Accelerate Creative Cloud Innovation and Value
Today at Adobe MAX, the Creativity Conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe XD. Adobe also introduced Adobe Premiere Rush CC, the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators, simplifying video creation and sharing on platforms including YouTube and Instagram. Adobe previewed new iPad versions of Adobe Photoshop CC and Project Gemini, a drawing app, reinforcing the company’s commitment to delivering high-performance apps that work seamlessly across surfaces.
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MAXON at NAB Show New York and Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference
MAXON at NAB Show New York and Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference
Company to Showcase Cinema 4D Release 20 – Next Generation of its Iconic 3D Professional Application – Designed for VFX and Motion Graphics Workflows
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce its exhibitor presence at two major industry shows taking place this month: Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference, October 15 – 17, Los Angeles; and NAB Show New York October 17 – 18, New York City.
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Facilis to Showcase Latest Shared File System Advancements at NAB NY 2018
Facilis to Showcase Latest Shared File System Advancements at NAB NY 2018
New FastTracker Adobe Panel interface puts asset tracking directly inside Adobe UI; Latest Release of Facilis Shared File System Built for 4K and Beyond, showing at NAB NY 2018 Stand# N.627 Javits Center, NYC
At NAB NY 2018, Facilis (Stand N.627), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks will showcase Version 7.1 features and FastTracker 2.5. Built for the rigors of 4K+ video post-production, HDR, and VR 360 productions, the latest release of the Facilis Shared File System continues to from distance itself from garden-variety NAS (Network Attached Storage) storage solutions available from so many vendors today.
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JVC To Unveil New CONNECTED CAM Studio Camera at NAB New York
JVC To Unveil New CONNECTED CAM Studio Camera at NAB New YorkJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the GY-HC900ST, a new CONNECTED CAM designed specifically for studio and multi-camera EFP use. With an advanced communications engine that optimizes both image processing and IP performance, the GY-HC900ST brings new levels of connectivity to studio cameras. JVC will demonstrate the full line of CONNECTED CAM products at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
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Asian World Film Festival Sets Oscar® & Golden Globe® Submitted Films; Vivian Wu Named Jury President
Asian World Film Festival Sets Oscar® & Golden Globe® Submitted Films; Vivian Wu Named Jury President
14 Oscar® and 7 Golden Globe® Foreign Language Submissions in Festival Contention
The 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has named internationally renowned actress, producer VIVIAN WU as the head of the festival’s official jury. Wu’s credits include the Oscar®-winning The Last Emperor, Heaven and Earth, The Soong Sisters and the iconic The Joy Luck Club. In addition, the AWFF announced 14 Oscar Foreign Language Film submissions and seven Golden Globe Foreign Language Film contenders will be screened as part of the festival’s schedule at the Arclight Cinemas in Downtown Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd) from Oct. 24 – Nov 1, 2018.
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Panasonic Exhibits Latest Remote, Studio, ENG and Cinema Cameras during NAB Show NY at the Javits Center, October 17-18.
Panasonic Exhibits Latest Remote, Studio, ENG and Cinema Cameras during NAB Show NY at the Javits Center, October 17-18.
AW-UE150 4K/UHD-60p PTZ, AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control, AJ-PX5100 1080/60p ENG Camera Will Be Showcased
Panasonic will showcase its latest line-up of cinema, studio, ENG and remote camera systems at the upcoming NAB Show New York, to be held at the Javits Center on October 17-18. The company booth location is N533.
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Telestream iQ End-to-End ABR Video Quality Monitoring Solution Helps Content Producers and Distributors Streamline Operations
Telestream iQ End-to-End ABR Video Quality Monitoring Solution Helps Content Producers and Distributors Streamline Operations
Enhancements ensure subscriber QoE by enabling quick video quality assessment while reducing time to detect and resolve issues
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools, quality monitoring and workflow solutions, today announced that on its NAB NY booth (N.325), the company will showcase new updates to its end-to-end ABR video monitoring and analytics solutions which include iQ Inspector, Surveyor, and iVMS ASM (intelligent video management system for adaptive streaming).
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FOR-A America Touts Popular Line-Up at NAB Show New York
FOR-A America Touts Popular Line-Up at NAB Show New York
FOR-A to Highlight Video Switcher, Integrated CG and Live Motion Software, Slow-Motion Instant Replay Solution, and Multi-Channel Video Server
At the upcoming NAB Show New York convention, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for corporate video, worship, sports and live production scenarios. NAB New York runs from October 17-18 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. FOR-A will exhibit in booth N425.
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Sound Lounge Film + Television Delivers SLICE
Sound Lounge Film + Television Delivers SLICE
Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Steve “Major” Giammaria mixes thrills and comedy for indie release.
Slice, currently in international release from A24, is a quirky comedy/horror tale centering on a neighborhood pizza parlor that doubles as “a gateway to hell.” Helmed by noted music video director Austin Vesely in his feature debut, the film has a cast of ghosts, witches and werewolves—as well as one very unlucky pizza deliveryman—and serves up a string of grisly murders with fiendishly tongue-in-cheek charm.
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Singapore's Oscar®-Qualified Film Benjamin’s Last Day at Katong Swimming Complex Colored on DaVinci Resolve
Singapore's Oscar®-Qualified Film Benjamin’s Last Day at Katong Swimming Complex Colored on DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used to color grade the film ‘Benjamin’s Last Day at Katong Swimming Complex’. The film, finished in HDR, recently won the George Lucas Award at Japan’s most prestigious short film competition.
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ICG Sponsors NAB Show NY Panel: How Unscripted Television is Reinventing Multi-Cam
ICG Sponsors NAB Show NY Panel: How Unscripted Television is Reinventing Multi-Cam
ICG Sponsors NAB Show NY Panel on How New Techniques are Changing Multi-Cam TV
Multi-camera television is changing rapidly, with techniques that are on the cutting edge of live TV. How and why this is happening will be explained at an NAB Show New York panel sponsored by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600). The panel, titled How Unscripted Television is Reinventing Multi-Cam, will start next Wednesday, October 17 at 2:45 in the Main Hall.
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Telestream Highlights Advances in File-based Workflow and Streaming Solutions at NAB NY 2018
Telestream Highlights Advances in File-based Workflow and Streaming Solutions at NAB NY 2018
Company showcases latest version of Vantage media processing platform, iQ monitoring and analytics solution, and Wirecast streaming production software
At the NAB Show New York 2018, Telestream® (booth N.325), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will showcase the latest version of Vantage, the company's powerful, scalable, software-enabled media processing platform that manages all media services from the camera to the point of distribution. Vantage allows content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize, and distribute their media.
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