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NAB NY: FUJIFILM to Demo New 4K Broadcast Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel and Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM to Demo New 4K Broadcast Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel and Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ (220.5) mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) to Present Solutions for Diversity Programs at SMPTE Technical Conference
A paper on fixing diversity programs will be presented by BCPC leadership at SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 25.
Members of The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC)’s leadership including president Kylee Peña, co-founder and board chairperson Katie Hinsen, and mentor coordinator Meaghan Wilbur, have co-authored a paper titled “Why Diversity Programs Fail – and How to Fix Them” for presentation at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 25.
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NAB NY: JVC Introduces ProHD Dockable Bridge Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink for Live Broadcasts
NAB NY: JVC Introduces ProHD Dockable Bridge Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink for Live Broadcasts
Supports HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the SFM-CAM2 ProHD Dockable Bridge, a wireless bonded IP uplink that connects directly to its 800 Series cameras, at NAB Show New York (Booth N433), which runs Oct. 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The latest member of the ProHD Bridge product family, the Dockable Bridge supports HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location, as well as CDNs like JVCVIDEOCLOUD and Facebook Live.
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Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
New automated workflows support diverse trailer production needs for the leading Italian TV & radio broadcasters; Frees editors to focus on creative decisions
Rome-based ANICA FLASH, the producer and distributor of movie trailers to a network of leading Italian TV and radio broadcasters, has automated its editing and graphics workflows using Telestream technology. Working with local channel partner, Allyn, ANICA FLASH has created a custom automated media processing workflow using Telestream Post Producer, Vantage and Vidchecker products.
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Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly via FOR-A’s HVS-2000 Video Switcher
Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1983, Hillsong Church is a contemporary Christian worship organization that has launched churches in some of the most influential cities around the world. With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly. The popular global church has been relying on FOR-A®’s HVS-2000 video switcher for weekly services at its Los Angeles, California, and Cape Town, South Africa, locations, as well as for production of its conferences held around the United States.
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NAB New York: TVU Networks’ New TVU Transcriber Solution and TimeLock Technology to Make U.S. Debut
At the upcoming NAB Show New York, TVU Networkswill showcase its latest IP video solutions and innovations, including the brand new TVU Transcriber service and TVU TimeLock technology, along with the TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter and TVU RPS (Remote Production System). Taking place October 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will exhibit in booth N836.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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Adorama to Exhibit Pro Audio and Video Solutions at AES and NAB New York
Adorama to Exhibit Pro Audio and Video Solutions at AES and NAB New York
See the latest acquisition equipment from Canon, Panasonic and RED at the Adorama booth at NAB NY; audio professionals can get hands-on with top gear for electronic news gathering from Samson, Sennheiser, indiePro and more at AES
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be exhibiting at top trade shows for audio and video professionals in New York City this October: NAB Show New York (October 18-19) and AES New York 2017 (October 18-20), which will be co-located at the Javits Convention Center. Offering an extensive catalogue of equipment for audio and video professionals, Adorama is the one-stop-shop and a must-visit at both trade shows to provide attendees with sound guidance, easy procurement options, special discounts and much more.
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Alchemy Post Sound Artists Featured in Sound Events at AES and NAB
Alchemy Post Sound Artists Featured in Sound Events at AES and NABFoley artists from Alchemy Post Sound will discuss their work in creating sound for feature films and television at NAB and AES events this week in New York.
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Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
Nearly 6,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film from the 1930s through to the 1980s documenting the famed "Water Ski Capital of the World"
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio are being used by Paul Gerrish, of Cypress Gardens Treasure, to scan close to 6,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film from the 1930s through to the 1980s. Cypress Gardens Treasure has acquired the film and photo archive from Cypress Gardens, a botanical garden and theme park that was one of the biggest attractions in Florida and known as the "Water Ski Capital of the World" for its water ski shows before it closed in 2009.
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The SIM Group Announces Company-wide Rebranding Under New Banner
The SIM Group Announces Company-wide Rebranding Under New Banner
The North American leaders in TV & feature film production equipment, workflow/dailies, post-­‐production and studios merge eight founding companies to streamline client experience
The SIM Group, is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive branding-­‐review of its eight founding companies (Bling, Chainsaw, Crossing Studios, Pixel Underground, Post FactoryNY, PS Production Services, SIM Digital and Tattersall Sound & Picture), and that the collection of companies will be re-­‐branded under one cohesive name -­‐ Sim. The name Sim acknowledges the group’s entrepreneurial foundation and culture while simplifying the client experience. Sim will promote its end-­‐to-­‐end services by operating under four divisions: Studios, Camera, Lighting & Grip, and Post.
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NextComputing Announces Edge TR Workstation with Threadripper
NextComputing Announces Edge TR Workstation with Threadripper
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x processor boasts up to 16 cores, for 32 threads of simultaneous multi-processing
NextComputing, renowned designers of innovative, incredibly small workstations for the creative professional community, proudly announces support for longstanding technology partner AMD’s latest Ryzen Threadripper CPUs with the release of a new Threadripper workstation, Edge TR. The Edge TR mid size tower is the most recent addition to NextComputing’s line of Edge workstations powered by AMD Ryzen™ that also includes impossibly small creative workstations incorporating Ryzen™ 7.
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ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood on Saturday night. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
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First use of Cooke Anamorphic/i SF lenses brings ‘Deep Throat’ out of the shadows for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House
First use of Cooke Anamorphic/i SF lenses brings ‘Deep Throat’ out of the shadows for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House
Special lens coating kicks up anamorphic attributes for a 1970’s feel
Cooke Optics,the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal the first use of its Anamorphic/i SF lenses. The lenses are exactly the same as the standard Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses but feature a special coating that accentuates flares, bokeh and other anamorphic aberrations.
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Facilis Technology Highlights Version 7, Hub Server & Total Facility Control at NAB NY
Facilis Technology Highlights Version 7, Hub Server &  Total Facility Control at NAB NY
Future-proof post workflows with new Web Console, and Open Storage Attachment; NAB NY 2017 Booth# N235 Javits Convention Center, NYC 18-19 October 2017
At NAB NY 2017, Facilis (Booth N235), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase its latest Version 7.0 Shared Storage system, built for the rigors of 4K film and video post-production. Available with Version 7.0 is the new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems. The Open Storage Attachment feature promotes generic storage to Facilis Shared File System volumes, and a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console delivers enhanced workflow and administration.
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RED Introduces new MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor
RED Introduces new MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor
Camera/sensor combination offers full frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, 35.4 megapixel stills, data rates up to 300 MB/s
Today, RED Digital Cinema®announced a new cinematic full frame sensor for WEAPON®cameras, MONSTRO™ 8K VV. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step beyond the DRAGON 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its inaugural inductees to the VES Hall of Fame. In concert with the Society’s milestone 20th Anniversary, the VES Board of Directors created the VES Hall of Fame – a new honor to recognize exemplary individuals that came before us and upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. This distinction is being bestowed upon a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Joshua Callis-Smith responsible for the onset dailies; online edit and final DI for HDR and SDR led by Goldcrest Post's Rob Pizzey and Daniel Tomlinson
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio has been used throughout production and post production on 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” including SDR and HDR delivery. Joshua Callis-Smith was responsible for the onset dailies while the online edit and final DI were completed by Goldcrest Post.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Key additions include an Avid S6 M40 control surface, Avid Pro Tools HDX digital audio workstation, Pueblo microphone preamps
Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been produced.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Partners With NAB Show for Career Roundtables
Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Partners With NAB Show for Career Roundtables
Offering roundtable conversations featuring experienced media industry professionals, BCPC is partnering with NAB Show New York to produce the October 19 event.
New York, NY
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Includes latest from Woody Allen, documentaries on Arthur Miller, Joan Didion, and Bob Dylan
Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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Introducing Shutterstock Custom For Enterprise Clients to Scale Branded Content Creation
Introducing Shutterstock Custom For Enterprise Clients to Scale Branded Content Creation
Acquisition of Flashstock in July now launching as Shutterstock Custom, providing enterprise clients with an innovative technology platform to scale branded content creation
​​Shutterstock,​ ​Inc.​ ​(NYSE:​ ​SSTK​),​ ​a​ ​leading​ ​global technology​ ​company​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​creative​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​high-quality​ ​assets,​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​services, today​ ​announced​ ​that​ ​its​ ​Flashstock​ ​business​ ​launches​ ​today​ ​as​ ​Shutterstock​ ​Custom. Shutterstock​ ​is​ ​now​ ​able​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​its​ ​1.7​ ​million​ ​customers​ ​an​ ​efficient​ ​and​ ​innovative​ ​platform​ ​to create​ ​branded​ ​content.
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Shutterstock Enhances Plugin to Enable Further Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Shutterstock Enhances Plugin to Enable Further Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Plugin is now compatible with Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® for the first time. Shutterstock’s plugin suite now offers access to over 8 million video clips directly in Premiere Pro®
Shutterstock, Inc. , a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, today announced that it has updated its custom-built plugins to be more fully integrated with Adobe’s Creative Cloud®, adding compatibility directly within the Adobe Premiere Pro®, Adobe Illustrator®, and Adobe InDesign® applications. This is the first time Shutterstock has made its high quality video collection of 8 million clips available through a plugin, giving amateur filmmakers and veteran film editors another powerful tool at their disposal within Premiere Pro®.
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DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile
Blackmagic Design today announced that Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile. Chadha, who provided a full set of D.I.T. services for the national campaigns, also used a number of other Blackmagic Design products including a Smart Videohub 20x20 router, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio Mini Monitor for on-set monitoring.
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Telelatino Network (TLN) Expands and Grows with Facilis TerraBlock
Telelatino Network (TLN) Expands and Grows with Facilis TerraBlock
Network includes6 All-Spanish language TV channels, 3 All-Italian language channels, and an English language sports channel, all running Avid Media Composer connected to Facilis TerraBlock shared storage
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that Toronto-based Telelatino Network Inc. (TLN) has standardized their entire both production and post-production storage infrastructure on Facilis shared storage systems.
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Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Six services, worldwide outreach through Facebook Live and YouTube streaming, in-house projection to multiple screens, houses of worship in multiple locations
The thousands of youthful congregants of Houston-based HOPE CITY are scattered worldwide, participating in services via Facebook Live and YouTube streaming as well as in-person at multiple weekly worship experiences. The quality of HOPE CITY’s live and residual video production has seen a dramatic uptick since the introduction of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders early this year.
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Panasonic Goes Big at IBC with Live and Studio AV and Broadcast Solutions
Panasonic has demonstrated its commitment to industry collaborations, creating added value solutions for the corporate, live events and production industry.
Panasonic announced a number of collaborations at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam that help move it beyond hardware in to multi-technology, connected solutions. Building on the success of its remote camera and Studio Camera products, the company has collaborated with industry partners to create robotic systems, new protocols and tracking systems.
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Telestream and IBM Aspera Enable Near Real-time Remote Live Video Capture and Production
Vantage with Lightspeed Live Capture powered by Aspera enables high-quality streaming to remote production teams for near real-time editing and production over standard IP networks
IBM and Telestream announced today at IBC 2017a game-changing solution for high-speed capture and production of live, broadcast quality video from remote locations for faster production turnaround. Telestream Vantage powered by Aspera combines Aspera’s FASPStream high-speed streaming technology and Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture media processing platform to enable production teams to work on live video feeds from remote locations in near real time.
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Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera, a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and Panasonic cinema specialists, and hands-on demonstrations.
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Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
With this launch, the artist-friendly Storyblocks offers even more to the creative community. Members save 60% on millions of new photos, vectors, and icons while contributors receive 100% commission.
Videoblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, announced today the launch of its new brand,Storyblocks, to make way for expansion into new content categories. Storyblocks added an image Marketplace with millions of photos in tandem with the rebrand—furthering its path of industry disruption. The new name exemplifies the one-stop-shop for digital storytelling that the company has become, bringing together its libraries of high-quality, affordable stock media. This new identity and image Marketplace advances the company’s mission of supporting the mass creative class.
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SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
First Documents of the Standards Suite Support Professional Media Over IP Networks in Real-Time to Enable More Flexible, Efficient, and Creative Workflows
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks, a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications.
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Bluefish444 Add IP Capture to 4K HDR Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 Add IP Capture to 4K HDR Adobe Video Tools
Capture from new IP video transports, and GPU accelerated 4K HDR SDI support for Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS products with Adobe Creative Cloud video tools
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, announces capture support for SMPTE 2022 Video Over IP standards with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® video apps.
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The Sim Group Acquires Major TV/Feature Film Production Facility The Crossing Studios
The Sim Group Acquires Major TV/Feature Film Production Facility The Crossing Studios
North American leader in production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions adds nearly 400,000 square feet of studio space to its vertically integrated services
The SIM Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vancouver’s fastest-growing full-service studio and production facilities provider, The Crossing Studios. To better serve its clients, SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services across television, feature film and commercial production and post-production industries, will now also offer approximately 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Hybrik and Signiant Announce Partnership on Cloud Media Workflows
Hybrik and Signiant Announce Partnership on Cloud Media Workflows
Integration Provides Media Customers with Seamless File Transfer and Transcoding
Hybrik, Inc. today announced it has entered into a development partnership with Signiant, Inc. With thousands of users in the media and entertainment space, Signiant is the market leader in intelligent file movement software. Hybrik is the leader in large-scale cloud media processing, including transcoding and quality control. The integration of the two technology platforms brings outstanding benefits to the customers of both companies.
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AJA Announces Io 4K Plus at IBC 2017; Will Form Basis for New Avid Artist DNxIV Hardware
AJA Announces Io 4K Plus at IBC 2017; Will Form Basis for New Avid Artist DNxIV Hardware
Streamlines 4K/UltraHD Thunderbolt Workflows with Advanced Connectivity Options; Technology Partnership with Avid® to design and manufacture Avid Artist | DNxIV, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer®
AJA Video Systems today announced the new Io 4K Plus capture and output device with support for Thunderbolt™ 3. Io 4K Plus offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.
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Adobe Breaks New Ground in Video at IBC 2017
New Capabilities in Adobe Creative Cloud for Virtual Reality, Animation and Motion Graphics Empower All Video Creators; See it all at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services, to be showcased at IBC 2017. To help filmmakers and video professionals create standout content, Adobe will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock – all available later this year. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.
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DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
12-bit AVC Intra 444 files at 23.98-fps, captured in V-Log with Panavision PVintage primes, using LUT simulating Fuji film stock
HBO’s The Deuce is a drama series set in and around Times Square in New York and tells the story of the legalization and growth of the porn industry in the 1970s, as well as the rise of HIV and the drug epidemic. The series stars James Franco, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the Mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the porn industry. Created and written by David Simon (The Wire, Treme) and crime fiction author George Pelecanos, The Deuce was shot by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul, ASC (Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie) with VariCam 35 cameras.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
Versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions
Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.
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Facilis Goes Big in Japan at Crazy TV Tokyo
Facilis Goes Big in Japan at Crazy TV Tokyo
Crazy TV deploys large shared storage network for 4K production
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that Crazy TV, a full-service post production facility based in Tokyo has recently installed a large shared storage network as part of a major facility expansion to support the increase in 4K work from its customers.
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Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video
Blackmagic Design today announced that American rock band Weezer's new music video for its song "Feels Like Summer" was shot using an URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film camera. Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video with Weezer on the stage in front of screaming fans instead, as told from the point of view of a Weezer roadie in the 1980s.
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Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
The new Bluefish444 “IPConnect” API supporting industry standard 10Gb Network Interface Cards can be seen at IBC 2017, Stand 7.J07
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, have developed and released an API supporting industry standard 10Gb NICs for SMPTE 2022 software de-encapsulation of SDI video.
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Faster EditShare Geevs X10 Broadcast Solution Hits the Streets
Faster EditShare Geevs X10 Broadcast Solution Hits the Streets
New hardware offers significant speed improvements for managing frame rates, complex codecs and status graphic overlays
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the availability of its newly updated, high-performance Geevs X10 broadcast I/O solution.
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American Society of Cinematographers Debuts New Photography Exhibit
American Society of Cinematographers Debuts New Photography Exhibit
Photo Gallery will re-open with a public debut on September 9 with new collection of still photographs by nine member
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Photo Gallery will re-open with a public debut on September 9 from 4 – 9 pm at the historic ASC clubhouse in Hollywood. The exhibit will feature an entirely new collection of still photographs by nine members of the organization, curated by Paris Chong, manager of Leica Gallery LA.
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Telestream Announces Elastic Domain Virtualized Deployment Model for Vantage Intelligent Media Processing Platform
Telestream Announces Elastic Domain Virtualized Deployment Model for Vantage Intelligent Media Processing Platform
Vantage capitalizes on the flexibility of virtual infrastructure with support for cost-effective ‘bursting’ capability to support surges in throughput demand; See Telestream at IBC 2017, Stand 7.B26
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the latest version of its media processing and workflow orchestration platform, Vantage. Key new functionality within Vantage 7.1 centers on Vantage Elastic Domain. This new deployment model for the market’s leading file-based media processing platform empowers media companies to leverage public and private cloud infrastructure strategies to run Vantage.
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Caringo Offering Free 100 TBs of S3 Accessible, Secure Scale-Out Storage to M&E Firms
Caringo Offering Free 100 TBs of S3 Accessible, Secure Scale-Out Storage to M&E Firms
Company removes security and cost barriers to entry for M&E firms wanting the benefits of object storage with no upfront cost
Caringo, a scale-out cloud & object storage platform company, today announced that it is offering free full-featured 100 TB Swarm licenses to qualified Media & Entertainment (M&E) firms that are struggling to store, manage and protect their ever-growing library of digital assets while keeping them securely accessible. Qualified firms include but are not limited to recording studios, content creation and post-production houses, broadcasters, and studios.
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MAGIX Announces New VEGAS Pro 15 Available Now
MAGIX Announces New VEGAS Pro 15 Available Now
The new version of VEGAS Pro provides the ultimate flexible production environment with a modern look, innovative functionality, powerful plug-ins, and more.
MAGIX announces the availability of the latest update to the VEGAS family of products. VEGAS Pro 15 once again establishes the software as an innovation leader with new features both inside and out, and a fresh, innovative UI that accommodates your personal workflow for maximum productivity. A modern look, powerful plug-ins, cutting-edge hardware acceleration, and important productivity tools and features help you work faster and more efficiently than ever before.
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Le Bureau des Légendes Delivered in Ultra HD 4K with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Le Bureau des Légendes Delivered in Ultra HD 4K with DaVinci Resolve Studio
DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel were used to complete picture post in Ultra HD 4K on the third season of the award winning Canal+ French drama series, now streaming on Amazon Prime
Blackmagic Design has today announced its DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel were used to complete picture post in Ultra HD 4K on the third season of award winning Canal+ French drama series, “Le Bureau des Légendes.”
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Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraNew York City and Los Angeles-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera and a question-and-answer session with the films’ cinematographers who will discuss shooting with the EVA1.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
Organization Sets 2018 Date for Annual Awards Gala
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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SMPTE Announces Annual Awards Recipients for 2017
SMPTE Announces Annual Awards Recipients for 2017
Annual SMPTE Awards Gala Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2017 awards as part of the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) in Hollywood, California.
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Telestream Announces Timed Text Speech, a New File-based Auto-transcription Service for Subtitling & Captioning Workflows
Telestream Announces Timed Text Speech, a New File-based Auto-transcription Service for Subtitling & Captioning Workflows
Saves time by automatically creating a text transcript of a video using cloud-based speech-to-text technology; Telestream at IBC 2017: Stand number 7.B26 15-19 September 2017 RAI, Amsterdam
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Timed Text Speech, a new file-based auto-transcription service for subtitling and captioning workflows. Using speech-to-text technology, artificial intelligence, and the speed of cloud-based processing, Timed Text Speech instantly creates a text transcript of a video and populates it directly into a captioning project with the correct timing so that each phrase is displayed at the right time.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Funds Editfest LA for Five Emerging Professionals
Blue Collar Post Collective Funds Editfest LA for Five Emerging Professionals
Through community flash fundraisers and a financial aid program, five low-income post production professionals attended Editfest in Los Angeles this month
The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) provided five emerging post-production professionals the opportunity to attend Editfest LA, an annual series of panel discussions held in Los Angeles since 2008 by the American Cinema Editors (ACE). This year’s Editfest LA featured editors from Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Star Wars, and more.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
Program Including 70 Paper Presentations Will Explore the Tools and Technologies Enabling Creation, Delivery, and Consumption of Richer Content
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. SMPTE 2017 will fill two exhibit halls and multiple session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the event will also feature an Oktoberfest reception, Broadcast Beat's SMPTE 2017 Live! Studio, and special events culminating with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26.
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Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Los Angeles Edition of Symposium to Address Confluence of Film Restoration and Digital Technologies in Service of Future-Proofing Cinema’s Legacies for Generations to Come
The Reel Thing, a symposium dedicated to addressing the preservation and restoration of audio visual collections, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar®-nominated 1960 film La Verite (“The Truth”). Two additional new 4K restorations also will be shown during The Reel Thing, including the U.S. premiere of Howard Hawks’ Scarface and the world premiere of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy.
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NewTV Upgrades to Full HD Production for City Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix
NewTV Upgrades to Full HD Production for City Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix
Emmy Award-winning Newton Media Center in Newton MA selects Mica 500 integrated switcher
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Newton Media Center (NewTV), the Emmy Award-winning community media center serving Newton, Mass., upgraded its City Hall meeting coverage last spring with a new Mica 500 integrated production switcher. The PEG (public, education, government) operation was recently provided with three HD channels by RCN, and now provides full HD coverage of its city council meetings.
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Dustin Kaufman Earns "Editor" Wings at Cutters, Begins Test Flight in Kansas City
Dustin Kaufman Earns "Editor" Wings at Cutters, Begins Test Flight in Kansas City
New satellite studio for Chicago-based international creative company set to open September 1
The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios (http://www.cuttersstudios.com) are very proud to announce the promotion of Dustin Kaufman to the position of editor, and the immediate launch of a new satellite studio in Kansas City, which Kaufman will lead. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios partner and editor Matt Walsh.
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SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 Released
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 Released
Packed with new features, the new version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio presents a new look, new functionality, new edit modes, new plug-ins, new meters, and much more
MAGIX announces the availability of the latest update to SOUND FORGE Audio Studio. Version 12 takes SOUND FORGE Audio Studio to a completely new level supplying everything you need to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high-resolution audio. The perfect tool to digitize, repair, and restore LP records and tapes, create podcasts, master audio, burn CDs, and render to all the popular audio formats for streaming on the web or playback on portable media players.
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NEWS: MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 19
NEWS: MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 19
New Features and Enhancements Streamline Motion Graphics, VFX and VR Content Creation Workflows; First Peeks at Next-Gen Development
MAXON has announced Cinema 4D Release 19 (R19). This next generation of MAXON’s professional 3D application delivers both great tools and enhancements artists can put to use immediately and provides a peek into the foundations for the future.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Honors Emerging Technology and Innovation in Computer Graphics
SIGGRAPH 2017 Honors Emerging Technology and Innovation in Computer Graphics
44th International Conference and Exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques draws 16,500 attendees from around the world
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has concluded in Los Angeles with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. SIGGRAPH 2017 marked the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and was held 30 July–3 August 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Specs now include a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V , confirmed Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range; SLP of $7495
(August 3, 2017) Panasonic today disclosed additional information, including pricing and specification data, about the upcoming AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. Previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo, the EVA1 will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more.
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Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Creative Studio Animates Character for Film and Commercial Worlds
International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest CG characterization of Hulk for upcoming Marvel Studios releases and Renault’s commercial ‘Renault Kwid.’
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RED Digital Cinema’s RAVEN Camera Kit Now Available Exclusively Through Apple
RED Digital Cinema’s RAVEN Camera Kit Now Available Exclusively Through Apple
This professional package includes everything cinematographers need to start shooting, including lens, media, batteries, software and more
RED Digital Cinema announced today that its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available exclusively through Apple.com and available to demo at select Apple Retail Stores.
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Telestream Announces ScreenFlow 7.0 Video Editing and Screen Recording Software for Mac
Telestream Announces ScreenFlow 7.0 Video Editing and Screen Recording Software for Mac
Powerful video editing and screen recording toolset for pros and enthusiasts gets even easier to use
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced ScreenFlow 7.0 – the latest version of the company’s award-winning video editing and screen recording software for the Mac.
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Quantum's Award-Winning StorNext 6 Release Is Now Shipping
Quantum's Award-Winning StorNext 6 Release Is Now Shipping
Enhanced Workflow Storage Platform Delivers Best-in-Class 4K Performance and Advanced Data Management for Increased Productivity, Creativity and Insight
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the general availability of StorNext 6, a major new release of its StorNext®workflow storage platform that has already garnered multiple industry awards. Now shipping with Quantum's Xcellis® shared storage solutions, StorNext 6 adds new advanced data management features to StorNext's industry-leading 4K performance.
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AJA Delivers Free Update: HELO v1.1 Firmware
Free update update streamlines live streaming, encoding and recording content
AJA Video Systems v1.1 firmware for HELO – the company’s portable H.264 streaming and recording device – is now available as a free download from the AJA website. The latest update streamlines live streaming, encoding and recording content.
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VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
Multi-platinum global music artists The Black Eyed Peas to debut their AR experience with Mira
VR CON @ COMIC-CON, the hub for Virtual Reality experiences and technology, expands this year to become FUTURISM & TECH @ COMIC-CON. This official event of Comic-Con International San Diego has more space dedicated to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) attractions, debuts other groundbreaking technologies, and infuses art and visual expression. Global superstars The Black Eyed Peas will present their new AR experience based on the graphic novel “Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles” (Marvel), with AR hardware partner Mira. The event takes place July 19-23 at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego, across from the Convention Center.
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Facilis Technology Debuts New Scale-up Options, Open Attachment & Total Facility Control with Version 7.0
Facilis breaks through with features and performance from Web Console and Hub Server; will exhibit at IBC 2017 Booth# 7.B40 RAI, Amsterdam, 14-19 September 2017
At IBC 2017, Facilis (Booth 7.B40), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase new Version 7.0 Shared Storage features for the first time in Europe. Included within Version 7.0 are the new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems, Open Storage Attachment that promotes generic storage partitions to Facilis Shared File System volumes, and a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console that delivers enhanced workflow and administration.
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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ICG Announces Honorees for 2017 Emerging Cinematographers Awards
Collection of short films will be showcased at the ECA premiere event at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater in Los Angeles on September 24, 2017
The International Cinematographers Guild has named eight honorees for the 2017 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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VideoBlocks Extends Enterprise Service, Offering Over Four Million Studio-Quality Creative Assets to Power Digital Workforce
VideoBlocks Extends Enterprise Service, Offering Over Four Million Studio-Quality Creative Assets to Power Digital Workforce
VideoBlocks to provide contributors with the most competitive revenue sharing program within the digital stock media ecosystem
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based stock media service that empowers digital artists worldwide, announced today the launch of an extension to their Enterprise platform that will put over four million royalty-free, high-quality media assets—including the growing libraries of AudioBlocks and GraphicStock—into the hands of TV and film production studios, advertising agencies, publishers, and more. VideoBlocks Enterprise continues to evolve and to meet the overwhelming demand from creative driven companies for affordable and accessible professional stock media for commercial distribution.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Evolves, Expands Leadership
Blue Collar Post Collective Evolves, Expands Leadership
Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña Becomes President Of Major Film And TV Non-Profit
The Blue Collar Post Collective [5013] announced today the revision and expansion of their leadership, including the promotion of former L.A. Vice President Kylee Peña to President of the organization. Ryan Penny will serve as New York’s VP and Chris Visser will rise to Los Angeles VP.
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus
Multi-Channel HD Recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder/Player with HDMI 2.0 Support
AJA Video Systems is now shipping Ki Pro Ultra Plus, its new multi-channel recorder offering 1,2,3 or 4-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in single-channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output).
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Sigma Begins Shipping Its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses
Sigma Begins Shipping Its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses
The world’s first and only F1.8 ultra wide-angle full-frame lens for DSLR cameras is available now for $1,599.00 USD; the new Sigma Global Vision workhorse zoom lens is available now for $1,299.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today the pricing and availability for its new Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses from its lauded Global Vision line. The ultra-wide angle full-frame 14mm F1.8 Art lens begins shipping in June 2017 for Canon and Sigma camera systems and in July 2017 for Nikon camera systems, for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD. The standard zoom full-frame 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $1,299 USD.
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro
Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro
Millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video as well as music and sound effects immediately accessible from directly within the NLE
Pond5 today announced the availability of the Pond5 Add-on for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, a free plug-in available through the Adobe Premiere extension panel that makes millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video as well as music and sound effects immediately accessible from directly within the NLE.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Makes Career Opportunities More Accessible in Hollywood
Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Makes Career Opportunities More Accessible in Hollywood
Applications are now open to send an emerging post production professional to Editfest LA
The Blue Collar Post Collective [5013] today announced the open of applications for their next Professional Development Accessibility (PDAP) recipient. Applications are being taken to send one emerging post production professional to ACE’s Editfest LA as a guest of BCPC board member Bobbie O’Steen in cooperation with American Cinema Editors, along with accommodation and travel if necessary.
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TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding Platform
Integrations with Avid and Vizrt helps national broadcaster reduce workflow complexity and increase efficiency in news and MAM operations
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced a major order for its Vantage® Media Processing Platform from New Zealand’s leading free to air broadcaster, Television New Zealand Limited (TVNZ). The order sees TVNZ installing multiple nodes of Vantage Transcode Pro Connect with the Advanced Avid option which enables delivery of files and metadata into Avid Interplay. Also, Vantage Array provides peer-to-peer system management with fail-over and CPU-aware load balancing.
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Work on the BBC One drama included conform, grading, and VFX compositing for over 90 shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that picture post on BBC One drama "Broken," including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Firmware upgrades include Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam 35/HS, Ver. 5.5 for the VariCam LT, and Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam Pur
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
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Event AG Implements Blackmagic Design AV Solution for ICF Church in Zurich's Samsung Hall
Event AG Implements Blackmagic Design AV Solution for ICF Church in Zurich's Samsung Hall
AV solution on optical fiber backbone features live production hardware and digital film cameras, including the URSA Mini 4.6K, from Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Samsung Hall, a brand new live performance venue in Zurich, Switzerland, has integrated an audiovisual (AV) solution, built on an optical fiber backbone, featuring live production hardware and digital film cameras, including the URSA Mini 4.6K, from Blackmagic Design.
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Convergent Design Releases New Firmware For Avid DNxHD, VariCam LT RAW up to 2K/240fps and More
Convergent Design Releases New Firmware For Avid DNxHD, VariCam LT RAW up to 2K/240fps and More
Updates for Odyssey, Apollo recorder/monitor products feature new formats and frame rates
Firmware v2017.06 Is Ready to Go! With this update our team is bringing Odyssey and Apollo owners something to really get excited about. Titan HD Extract is now available as a FREE upgrade for both Odyssey and Apollo. The Odyssey RAW Bundle now supports Panasonic Varicam LT RAW at up to 2K/240fps, we've also added Avid DNxHD Recording to both Odyssey and Apollo just to name a few of the things we've been working on.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
Joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality
(Los Angeles, CA--June 16, 2017) The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality (AR).
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Facilis Technology Now Shipping TerraBlock Version 7 with Web Console Interface and New High-Performance Hub Server
Facilis Technology Now Shipping TerraBlock Version 7 with Web Console Interface and New High-Performance Hub Server
Substantial performance enhancement options for existing customers plus new scale-out and usability features makes V7 the most compelling release in years
HUDSON, MA (June 16, 2017) –Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that TerraBlock Version 7 is now shipping. The new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems, is also immediately available. V7 includes a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console that delivers enhanced workflow and administration from any connected location.
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EditShare Parks Content at Object Matrix
EditShare Parks Content at Object Matrix
New partnership expands storage environment to include storage parking managed by Flow
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that EditShare Flow, the company’s production asset management solution (PAM), now integrates with Object Matrix “MatrixStore” digital governance solutions, expanding the Flow managed storage environment to include parking storage workflows.
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Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC and Gaffer Michael Ambrose chose Creamsource for 8th installment in Universal franchise after multi-manufacturer shoot-out
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, had a supporting role in the production of the eighth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise — The Fate of the Furious — with its Creamsource Doppio+ and Creamsource Mini+ for facial key lights and Creamsource Sky for sky light and one of the film’s most spectacular visual effects. The Creamsource Mini+ is a smaller version of the standard Creamsource Doppio+.
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Crossgates Baptist Church Chooses RoomMatch System from Bose Professional
Crossgates Baptist Church Chooses RoomMatch System from Bose Professional
Entire system powered by 14 Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifiers and processed by a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-880 engineered sound processor
An extensive renovation project at Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, saw a complete sanctuary AVL refresh over the course of two years. Beginning in 2015, AVL systems integrator Paragon 360 designed and installed all new AVL systems, custom scenic and staging elements, motorized rigging systems, and acoustical treatment. And the centerpiece of the project, which was completed in January 2017, is a RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.
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Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to be used as “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
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Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Luminary Visuals Studio produces a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Luminary Visuals Studio produced a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Garibaldi Watches, which claims to be the maker of the world’s thinnest denim watch.
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Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
High-performance, full-frame sensor compatible zoom lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine lens will begin shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD.
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LG To Unveil Advanced Commercial Desktop Monitors At InfoComm 2017
LG To Unveil Advanced Commercial Desktop Monitors At InfoComm 2017
LG Electronics USA Business Solutions adds premium 4K UHD and In-Plane Switching commercial monitors to portfolio of cutting-edge desktop monitors
(Lincolnshire, IL--June 8, 2017) LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has added premium 4K UHD and In-Plane Switching (IPS) commercial monitors to its already-broad portfolio of cutting-edge desktop monitors. Led by the brand new 43-inch 4K UHD monitor, which will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2017, the new displays provide users the high-end picture quality and flexibility needed to maximize productivity and ease of use.
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SMPTE Publishes Key Reports on Time Code Standard
SMPTE Publishes Key Reports on Time Code Standard
Time Code Summit Report Presents Findings on Modern User Requirements, and MXF Time Code Study Report Facilitates More Effective Use of Time Code in MXF
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today published two documents, the Time Code Summit Report and the Material eXchange Format (MXF) Time Code Study Report. Both reports offer valuable insights into how the SMPTE Time Code™ standard (ST 12-1 Time and Control Code) can evolve to serve as a more useful tool in media production.
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Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Project involved remastering sixteen of Goldcrest Film's titles, including "Dance with a Stranger" (1985), "Absolute Beginners" (1986) and "White Mischief" (1987)
Blackmagic Design has announced that Goldcrest Post has utilized a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for a major restoration project to upgrade asset formatting for all of Goldcrest Film's prestigious library titles, which were scanned to Ultra HD 4K and remastered in 2K.
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RED Digital Cinemas Sessions With Filmmakers At London's Media Production Show 2017
RED Digital Cinemas Sessions With Filmmakers At London's Media Production Show 2017
RED Digital Cinema to highlight 8K S35 cameras at the Media Production Show 2017; Speakers at RED VIP Experience Lounge include cinematographers and producers
RED Digital Cinema will bring its latest DSMC2 cameras to The Media Production Show, which takes place 13th and 14th June at the Olympia London (West Hall). Attendees will see demonstrations of the RED EPIC-W™ and WEAPON® 8K S35 with HELIUM™ sensor in the RED VIP Experience Lounge.
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