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RIST Forum Established, Promotes Interoperable Internet Video Transport Solution at NAB 2019
RIST Forum Established, Promotes Interoperable Internet Video Transport Solution at NAB 2019
Current members include Amagi, Artel, Ateme, Cobalt Digital, Crystal, DVEO, Evertz, Haivision, Happy Robotz, MVA Broadcast Consulting, Mankin Media, Media Transport Solutions, Net Insight, Nevion, Qvidium, Sencore, Synamedia, Telecom Product Consulting, VideoFlow, Zayo, and Zixi
The RIST Forum was established today with 21 founding companies to promote the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), a new interoperable and royalty free standard for low-latency video transport over unmanaged networks for contribution and distribution applications. In its efforts to promote worldwide adoption of RIST, the new industry association engages both users and vendors of RIST technology and products.
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Eleven New British Companies To Shine at NAB 2019
The 11 are part of a group of 37 companies who are exhibiting at the world’s biggest media technology fair
Eleven British companies are exhibiting at NAB for the first time this year. They are part of a group of 37 companies who are exhibiting at the world’s biggest media technology fair. The UK group is managed by Tradefair on behalf of techUK and is supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT). This year is the 30th anniversary of Tradefair managing Government supported pavilions and trade missions.
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Ross Brings High Impact, High Efficiency Production Solutions to NAB Show 2019
Ross Brings High Impact, High Efficiency Production Solutions to NAB Show 2019
Over 9000 square feet of booth space at booth SL 1805 throughout NAB Show 2019, with live-streamed keynote presentation Sunday night
Ross Video will be Living Live at the NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 8-11th 2019, Booth SL 1805) with over 9000 square feet of booth space loaded with innovative live production solutions. With the theme High Impact, High Efficiency, Ross will showcase solutions that leverage the latest technology and enable professionals working in live production to create more compelling content, more efficiently.
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Matrox Unveils Matrox M264 S4: The World’s Only Four-Channel 4Kp60 XAVC Codec Card
Matrox M264 S4 provides unprecedented H.264 4:2:2 10-bit encoding and decoding of up to four 4Kp60 channels in PC-based broadcast contribution, production, or distribution systems
Matrox® Video today announces the Matrox M264 S4, a new addition to the Matrox M264 family of H.264 hardware codec cards. The Matrox M264 S4 card supports up to four channels of 4K Sony® XAVC and Panasonic® AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding in a single-slot card to enable high-density, multi-channel 4K workflows in PC-based platforms.
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NAB: Apantac Adds HDMI 2.0 UHD Outputs to its Top Selling Multiviewers
NAB: Apantac Adds HDMI 2.0 UHD Outputs to its Top Selling Multiviewers
Demonstrates Entire Range of its UHD Solutions at NAB 2019, Booth SL 8006
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces that it is enhancing its multiviewers by adding HDMI 2.0 output support. In addition, the company will showcase its full range of HDMI 2.0 and 4K / UHD solutions at the upcoming NAB 2019 show on booth SL8006.
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NAB: Bridge Technologies to Highlight Breadth and Depth of Solutions That Will Ease Industry Transition to IP
Hardware and software tools address needs of studios, OB vans, remote production facilities, OTT/cloud operators, satellite, terrestrial and cable
At NAB 2019 (Booth #SU6702), Bridge Technologies will showcase the broad and deep range of solutions it offers that will help the broadcast industry make a smooth transition to an all-IP infrastructure. Specifically, the company will focus on how it delivers state of the art hardware and software tools that enable IP networks to be monitored and analysed, providing information in real time that supports broadcasters in ensuring optimum quality of service and consumer satisfaction.
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Primestream To Present New and Improved Media Management Technology at NAB 2019
Extended functionality and increased performance will help customers in the enterprise, digital media, sports and broadcast market sto solve their real-world workflow challenges.
Primestream® will present significant updates and improvements to its Dynamic Media Management platform at NAB 2019, with extended functionality and increased performance that will help customers in the enterprise, digital media, sports and broadcast markets to solve their real-world workflow challenges.
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Hitachi Kokusai Unveils SK-HD1800 Studio and EFP Camera with Advanced CMOS Technology and Remotely-Controlled Filter Wheel
New, cost-effective 1080p HDR camera delivers superior quality and combines with versatile CCU to support key industry transitions
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the SK-HD1800 HDTV studio and field production camera, the latest model in its highly-acclaimed broadcast camera line. Combining the advanced CMOS imaging technology first implemented in Hitachi Kokusai’s award-winning Z-HD5500 camera with a motorized, four-position filter wheel for remote operation, the new SK-HD1800 delivers spectacular image quality for mobile and event-based productions even in venues with challenging LED lighting and displays.
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Steinberg Launches Nuendo 10 Audio Post-Production Workstation
Steinberg Launches Nuendo 10 Audio Post-Production Workstation
Nuendo 10 combines premium audio quality with a sheer endless number of advanced editing tools, intelligent workflow enhancements and exciting new features
Steinberg today announced the upcoming availability of Nuendo 10 at the GDC Expo in San Francisco.
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Markus Zeiler Joins Executive Board of the ARRI Group, Responsible for ARRI Rental Worldwide
Markus Zeiler Joins Executive Board of the ARRI Group, Responsible for ARRI Rental Worldwide
Zeiler previously served as Head of the Business Unit Lighting at ARRI
The Supervisory Board of the ARRI Group, at its meeting yesterday, decided to appoint a new member to the Executive Board of the ARRI Group which currently consists of Dr. Joerg Pohlman and Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser.
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Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery
Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery
Facility now supports Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery, using DaVinci Resolve for both editing and color grading to win status as Netflix Preferred Vendor
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Gorilla Group had chosen DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility expansion that has added in support for Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery for Netflix. Designed by Jigsaw24, the system features a dual boot, HP Z8 workstation running Linux and Windows, alongside an external crate featuring three NVIDIA Titan V 12GB graphics cards, 12 SSD slots for local storage and 40GB Ethernet. The suite relies on Sony BVM-X300 and Dolby PRM 4200 reference monitors.
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CyanView Extends Mini-Camera Live Control to ENG Camcorders, D-Cinema Cameras
Cy-RI0 delivers greater flexibility for remote production; exhibiting at NAB Booth C8630
At this year’s NAB, CyanView will be announcing exciting new products as well as discussing with visitors to its stand (C8630) the progress the company has made over the past 12 months in substantially expanding the range of cameras controllable via its unique, innovative universal camera control system. CyanView will also be talking about the features it has added that greatly increase the scope, functionality and flexibility of its solution.
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XenData Partners with Wasabi to Launch a Cloud File Storage Service
XenData Partners with Wasabi to Launch a Cloud File Storage Service
The new service is ideal for many creative media, image, scientific and engineering active archive applications. It allows file-based applications to seamlessly use Wasabi hot cloud storage
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions based on hybrid cloud, data tape and optical cartridges, launches a highly scalable, yet affordable service to archive files to Wasabi hot cloud storage. It includes subscriptions for XenData Cloud File Gateway software that runs on Windows servers on-premises and allows any file-based application running on the local network to write to and read from Wasabi. The service creates a hybrid cloud archive using XenData software to manage a local disk volume creating a smart disk cache which maximizes overall restore performance and minimizes the use of Internet bandwidth.
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PlayBox Neo to Demonstrate Media Cloud for Any Scale with US launch of Cloud2TV
PlayBox Neo to Demonstrate Media Cloud for Any Scale with US launch of Cloud2TV
"Channel In A Box" to be displayed at NAB Show 2019, Booth SL11216
PlayBox Neo (www.playboxneo.com) will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Channel in a Box range of modular channel branding and playout products during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 8th-11th. Exhibiting at booth SL11216 PlayBox Neo will be represented by Pavlin Rahnev (CEO), Van Duke (US Director of Operations) and colleagues from the company's sales and support offices around the globe.
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Chesapeake Systems Expands Northeast Team
Chesapeake Systems Expands Northeast Team
Industry Veterans Chris May and Peter Price Bring Expertise to Meet Growing Demand for Advanced Media Technology Systems in M&E Space
Chesapeake Systems, the premier workflow solutions architects for highly advanced media technology systems in media and entertainment, has added industry veterans Chris May and Peter Price to the company’s Northeast team. May serves as Director of Business Development and Price has assumed the role of Director of Solutions Architecture.
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Danmon Asia Selected To Distribute Full Ross Video Product Line Throughout Vietnam
Danmon Asia Selected To Distribute Full Ross Video Product Line Throughout Vietnam
Danmon Asia will sell and support the full range of Ross products including production switchers, routers, motion graphics systems, camera robotics, newsroom systems, virtual sets, augmented reality, workflow management, automated production control, trackers, keyers, and signal processors
Ross Video announces that Danmon Asia has been appointed as Master Distributor for Vietnam. With this agreement, Danmon Asia will sell and support the full range of Ross products including production switchers, routers, motion graphics systems, camera robotics, newsroom systems, virtual sets, augmented reality, workflow management, automated production control, trackers, keyers, and signal processors. These products are designed from the ground up to work seamlessly together while supporting the world's best interfaces to third-party solutions.
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TVU Networks and South Korea’s KT Corp. Partner in World’s First 5G UHD Broadcast Network
TVU Networks and South Korea’s KT Corp. Partner in World’s First 5G UHD Broadcast Network
Collaboration Reaffirms TVU Networks’ Commitment to the Power and Possibility of Advanced Video Capability Over 5G
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced a partnership with KT Corp., the largest telecom company in South Korea, to bring UHD broadcast over KT’s 5G enterprise network. Under terms of the agreement, KT and TVU Networks will work collaboratively to establish an enterprise 5G network and related broadcast capabilities in Korea.
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Arraiy Debuts DeepTrack AI-Powered Tracking Solution for Real-Time Broadcast, News & Sports Productions
Arraiy Debuts DeepTrack AI-Powered Tracking Solution for Real-Time Broadcast, News & Sports Productions
Venture-backed Company Announces VFX Industry Veteran Mark Tobin as CEO
Computer vision technology innovator Arraiy has launched DeepTrack, a machine learning solution that provides real-time tracking for broadcast, news and sports productions. DeepTrack is the first application to launch in Arraiy’s DeepStudio suite of robust AI-based tools for real-time virtual production pipelines. With computer vision pioneer and CSO Gary Bradski alongside CTO Ethan Rublee at the helm continuing to drive technological innovations, Arraiy has appointed entertainment and advertising studio executive Mark Tobin as CEO to take the lead on future business development.
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ENCO to Showcase Automated Captioning Advances at 2019 NAB Show
ENCO to Showcase Automated Captioning Advances at 2019 NAB Show
Enhancements to enCaption solution bolster renowned accuracy, performance and machine learning abilities, while new deployment options optimize IP-based workflows
ENCO is coming to the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas with a bevy of new advances in its award-winning enCaption4 automated captioning solution. Just weeks after introducing new configurations that bring the benefits of captions to radio audiences for the first time, the company will unveil enhancements that further improve enCaption4’s renowned performance and deployment flexibility for television broadcasters, OTT service providers and AV professionals. ENCO will demonstrate these developments in booth N2524.
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NAB News: MultiDyne Strengthens OTT and IPTV Presence with New Compression Series
NAB News: MultiDyne Strengthens OTT and IPTV Presence with New Compression Series
Market-leading fiber transport company launches range of encoders and decoders to support 4K/UHD compression in streaming media workflows
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will officially enter the compression market at the 2019 NAB Show with a specialized range of professional, broadcast-quality encoders and decoders for streaming media workflows. To be unveiled at the MultiDyne booth (C5013), the new MD9200 range strengthens the company’s value proposition with OTT and IPTV service providers moving SD, HD and 4K/UHD content over public and private IP and fiber networks.
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NCIS: LOS ANGELES Celebrates 10 Years /Digital FilmTree Provides Post for Nearly 250 Episodes
NCIS: LOS ANGELES Celebrates 10 Years /Digital FilmTree Provides Post for Nearly 250 Episodes
Production has employed a number of first, including first NA broadcast to use ARRI Alexa, with advanced workflow strategies for 250-400 VFX shots per episode
Congratulating CBS on the 10th season of NCIS: Los Angeles, DigitalFilm Tree has supported the success of the action-packed television series on nearly 250 episodes. Averaging 250-400 effects per show, CEO Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree thanks Producers Christopher Molnar and Erik Whitmyre on NCIS: Los Angeles for giving the team at DFT an extraordinary trust over the last decade that has enabled a number of firsts in capture, edit and finishing.
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Frame.io Introduces 10 New Features to Dramatically Improve Video Collaboration
Frame.io Introduces 10 New Features to Dramatically Improve Video Collaboration
It’s now easier than ever for video professionals to collaborate on more types of media in a faster and more secure way in Frame.io
Frame.io, the world’s most popular video review and collaboration platform used by over 700K filmmakers and media professionals, is rolling out 10 new features today that will dramatically improve how media professionals collaborate on video, from initial upload to final delivery and everything in between. Top user-requested features now available in Frame.io include a new reel player presentation format, @mentions, and support for multi-page PDFs.
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Yospace to showcase premium server-side ad insertion at NAB 2019
Yospace to showcase premium server-side ad insertion at NAB 2019
The leading SSAI provider will showcase the latest developments in monetizing live and VoD content, with new features to optimise yield from programmatic demand, low latency live streaming, MPEG-DASH, CMAF and data security
Yospace will be demonstrating its premium server-side ad insertion (SSAI) capabilities at this year’s NAB show. At the show, Yospace will be showcasing how to scale programmatic with low latency for major live events; implement a joined-up monetization strategy across live and VoD; monetize DRM-protected content using MPEG-DASH or HLS with CMAF; protect first-party viewer data from exposure to third parties.
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Data-Driven Real-Time Motion Graphics with Ventuz Software at NAB 2019
Data-Driven Real-Time Motion Graphics with Ventuz Software at NAB 2019
Advances in real-time interactive data and augmented reality will be showcased in NAB Booth #SL1523MR
The abundance of data at our disposal is posing new challenges for graphic visualization concepts in broadcast studios and newsrooms. Ventuz Technology, developer of 3D real-time motion graphics solutions, will showcase their newest toolsets for smart and dynamic visualization workflows for live data at NAB 2019. The ever-growing amount of data we are collecting poses new visualization challenges to broadcast networks, who have to explore new ways to translate this data into appealing and understandable graphics.
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JVC ProHD Studio 4000S Anchors New Broadcast Production Flypacks for World TeamTennis
JVC ProHD Studio 4000S Anchors New Broadcast Production Flypacks for World TeamTennis
For the 2018 season, WTT produced 32 of its 43 matches using the flypack systems
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced World TeamTennis will provide multi-camera live coverage of its matches this season for the second consecutive year using flypack production systems, each anchored by a ProHD Studio 4000S sports production and streaming studio and three GY-HM620 ProHD camcorders. The league’s 2019 season will run July 14 - August 3, with matches in eight locations across the United States.
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SMPTE Calls for Applications for 2019 Student Paper Award and Scholarship
Applications for Society's Annual Student Opportunities Are Due by May 13
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced it is accepting applications for the 2019 Student Paper Award and the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These opportunities provide students with occasions to explore the motion-imaging field, connect with both peers and industry leaders, and showcase their creative and technical talents.
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Digital Nirvana Introduces Media Services Portal, a Suite of Closed-Captioning Solutions
The Media Services Portal offers a single interface for customers to access three critical captioning functions: closed caption generation, closed caption quality assurance, and automatic closed caption generation and metadata enhancement
Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today introduced the Media Services Portal — a comprehensive, one-stop suite of solutions for meeting the full gamut of broadcasters' closed-captioning requirements.
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NAB NDI News: Magewell Unveils New NDI Hardware Decoder, Expanding IP Video Workflows from Production to Presentation
NAB NDI News: Magewell Unveils New NDI Hardware Decoder, Expanding IP Video Workflows from Production to Presentation
Pro Convert AIO RX brings NewTek's popular IP technology to applications such as digital signage; decoding also offered as upgrade for Magewell NDI® encoders
Bringing a new dimension to its portfolio of cost-effective devices for bridging traditional video equipment with IP-based workflows, Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI® decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek's popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls.
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Object Matrix Enhances Hybrid Workflows with MatrixStore 4.0
Object Matrix Enhances Hybrid Workflows with MatrixStore 4.0
Jonathan Morgan, CEO Object Matrix, commented: “We strongly believe that the future of storage is neither on-premise nor in the cloud, but a combination of both. By delivering integrated hybrid workflows, we can allow our customers to work local, share global.”
Object Matrix, award winning provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions to the media industry, has launched the latest version of MatrixStore. The media focused private cloud storage solution, MatrixStore 4.0, which has been enhanced to further improve hybrid workflows, will be demonstrated on its stand at NAB Las Vegas.
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China’s Anhui TV Outfits Its First 4K OB Van with Blackmagic Design’s 12G‑SDI Workflow
China’s Anhui TV Outfits Its First 4K OB Van with Blackmagic Design’s 12G‑SDI Workflow
Blackmagic Design products in use include URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, HyperDeck Studio 12G and various converters and monitoring products
Blackmagic Design today announced that China’s Anhui TV designed its first 4K OB van with Blackmagic Design 12G-SDI products, including URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, HyperDeck Studio 12G and various converters and monitoring products.
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Academy Award® Nominated Sound Editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Academy Award® Nominated Sound Editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services
The pair have collaborated on numerous films over the years, including this year’s Best Picture Academy Award® winner Green Book
March 15, 2019--Supervising Sound Editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, who share a 2015 Academy Award® nomination for their work on Unbroken, have joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. The pair have collaborated on numerous films over the years, including this year’s Best Picture Academy Award® winner Green Book, with DeCristofaro as supervising sound editor and Sullivan as ADR supervisor. Sony Pictures is building theater-style studios with sound design and mixing capabilities for the two sound artists on the studio lot.
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IMAGICA Lab.Inc. Builds New Unified Editing, Color Grading and VFX Suite with DaVinci Resolve
IMAGICA Lab.Inc. Builds New Unified Editing, Color Grading and VFX Suite with DaVinci Resolve
IMAGICA Lab.Inc. is the largest post production company in Japan providing various image production services such as video production, editing, film development, CG, game graphics and Web content
Blackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based IMAGICA Lab.Inc. created a new post production suite, titled “SEVEN," that unified the company’s editing, color grading and VFX work with DaVinci Resolve Studio at their Tokyo Ginza 7-chome studio.
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Spanish Broadcaster Deploys TVU Networks to Enhance Dakar Rally Coverage
Spanish Broadcaster Deploys TVU Networks to Enhance Dakar Rally Coverage
The high quality and reliability of TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere enabled RTVE to broadcast smartphone captured video live and full-screen in its coverage of Dakar Rally 2019
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announces that the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE deployed TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere to contribute SDI video over wireless networks from the remote and difficult conditions of the Dakar Rally in Latin America live to the RTVE studio in Barcelona. The Dakar Rally is renowned off-road rally endurance race that has been going on for more than 40 years.
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Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP at NAB 2019
Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP at NAB 2019
BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms, and other facilities equipped with remote cameras that are switched from a central control room
Broadcast Pix™ will introduce the newest model in the BPswitch integrated production switcher product family, BPswitch™ IX, at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL4210), which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed for productions that rely on IP-based workflows and remote cameras, BPswitch IX features six network inputs that support NDI and RTSP sources.
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Childish Gambino’s Pharos by Design Studio 2n Sets a New Standard for Realtime Immersive Experiences
Childish Gambino’s Pharos by Design Studio 2n Sets a New Standard for Realtime Immersive Experiences
Pharos took place outside Auckland, New Zealand in the world’s largest inflatable dome; hour-long set of stunning visuals created with NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs powering Epic Games’ Unreal Engine using their new nDisplay cluster rendering technology
2n, a pioneer in both interactive software design and live tour visuals, has redefined large-scale immersive experiences with Pharos, the winner of this year’s Visual Effects Society award for best visual effects in a special venue project.
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CMT Expands Its Arsenal of Genelec Smart Active Monitors as It Updates Five Video Editing Suites in Its Nashville Facility to 5.1 Surround
CMT Expands Its Arsenal of Genelec Smart Active Monitors as It Updates Five Video Editing Suites in Its Nashville Facility to 5.1 Surround
All of these editing suites join CMT’s original 5.1 video post-production studio, which got its first set of Genelec 5.1 monitors back in 2002
Television network CMT is continuing to keep itself at the cutting edge of media technology, most recently with the upgrade of its five video editing suites at its Nashville production and post-production facility in late 2018 from Genelec 2.1 monitoring to fully discrete 5.1 surround monitoring, with the integration of new Genelec 8320A Smart Active Monitors™ and 7350A Smart Active Subwoofers.
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Timeline TV Adopts Remote Production Workflow for Women's Super League based on URSA Broadcast
Timeline TV Adopts Remote Production Workflow for Women's Super League based on URSA Broadcast
Timeline TV has implemented a bespoke remote production solution to produce coverage of the Football Association’s Women’s Super League built around the Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino and URSA Broadcast
(Fremont, CA--March 12, 2019) Blackmagic Design today announced that broadcast services specialist, Timeline TV, has implemented a bespoke remote production solution to produce coverage of the Football Association’s (FA) Women’s Super League (WSL), built around the Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino and URSA Broadcast.
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New Telestream Wirecast Release Features Stock Media Library
New Telestream Wirecast Release Features Stock Media Library
Over 500,000 unique, high-quality media assets including transitions, motion backgrounds, audio backing tracks and video clips
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced the latest version of Wirecast, its award-winning live streaming and production software for Mac and Windows. The new version includes support for a built-in stock media library containing a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high-quality media assets. The release also includes updates to the popular Rendezvous peer-to-peer remote conferencing and multi-site production feature.
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1606 Studio Taps Vickie Sornsilp as Head of Production
1606 Studio Taps Vickie Sornsilp as Head of Production
Creative studio, formerly named MADE-SF, is off to a fast start
San Francisco-based 1606 Studio, formerly MADE-SF, has hired veteran post-production producer Vickie Sornsilp as head of production. Sornsilp, whose background includes senior positions with One Union Recording and Beast Editorial, will oversee editorial and post-production finishing projects for the studio, launched last month by executive producer Jon Ettinger, editor/director Doug Walker and editors Brian Lagerhausen and Connor McDonald.
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Goldcrest Post Expands Picture Finishing Operations; Hires Colorist Marcy Robinson, Adds 4K DI/HDR Grading Theater
Goldcrest Post Expands Picture Finishing Operations; Hires Colorist Marcy Robinson, Adds 4K DI/HDR Grading Theater
Recent credits include acclaimed indie titles Russian Doll, Sorry to Bother You, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Native Son and High Flying Bird
Goldcrest Post, the independent post-production facility whose recent credits include acclaimed indie titles Russian Doll, Sorry to Bother You, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Native Son and High Flying Bird¸ is expanding its picture finishing services. The company has added veteran colorist Marcy Robinson and, in addition to its existing theater and other digital intermediate rooms, has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art 4K theater. The moves are part of a broader strategy to offer film and television productions packaged post services encompassing editorial, picture finishing and sound.
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SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Abstract Submission Is April 30
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, is seeking technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2019), Oct. 21-26, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than April 30.
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University of Portland Athletics Department Scores Goal by Upgrading to EditShare Storage Environment
University of Portland Athletics Department Scores Goal by Upgrading to EditShare Storage Environment
UP Athletics Department upgrades to single node scale out EditShare platform for sports content production
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, today announced that the University of Portland (UP) Athletics Department upgraded to the EditShare XStream EFS single node shared storage platforms for all content capture for UP athletics including men and women’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track & field, baseball and rowing. The UP Athletics Department is widely known for grooming its soccer players for professional and national teams; UP is ranked 7th in the United States for division 1 men’s soccer.
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Proclaim19: Cobalt Digital Offers Encoding, Processing Options for Worship Market
Proclaim19: Cobalt Digital Offers Encoding, Processing Options for Worship Market
Cobalt Digital to address video processing and encoding issues for house of worship applications at Proclaim19 (Booth 809), the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which runs March 27-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Cobalt Digital will address video processing and encoding issues for house of worship applications at Proclaim19 (Booth 809), the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which runs March 27-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The company will showcase a variety of its card-based terminal equipment for the openGear® platform to address the broadcast, webcast, and campus video transport needs of worship media professionals.
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​Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder
​Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder
New 4 channel PCIe capture card simultaneously captures any combination of SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI and computer video formats for use with software production switchers, streaming and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder, an all new PCIe capture card featuring 4 independent HDMI 2.0b input connections for simultaneously capturing any combination of SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI and even computer video formats.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Free Update for DeckLink 8K Pro Enabling Independent Capture and Playback of 4 Separate Video Streams
Blackmagic Design Announces Free Update for DeckLink 8K Pro Enabling Independent Capture  and Playback of 4 Separate Video Streams
Desktop Video 11 update adds multi channel capture and playback to DeckLink 8K Pro with full 12G-SDI support for the latest HDR workflows and SMPTE standards!
Blackmagic Design today announced a major update for its DeckLink 8K Pro capture card, which allows its four 12G-SDI connections to be used for the independent capture and playback of 4 separate video streams. For customers working on high end feature films, this update for DeckLink 8K Pro also adds support for HDR metadata packing via SMPTE ST2108-1 and both HLG and PQ transfer characteristics via SMPTE ST2082-10.
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​Blackmagic Design Adds Blackmagic RAW to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
​Blackmagic Design Adds Blackmagic RAW to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update which adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
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YouTube Channel, Hashtag United, Captures Non League Journey with Blackmagic Design
YouTube Channel, Hashtag United, Captures Non League Journey with Blackmagic Design
Producer Spencer Owen using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to document the club’s journey into the English national league system
Blackmagic Design today announced that YouTube channel Hashtag United is using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as part of a production package to document the club’s journey into the English national league system.
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VidOvation To Present Uplink and Wireless Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show
State of the art solutions for 4K encoding and distribution, high-performance broadcast-grade wireless links, and more at NAB Booth C3205
VidOvation, a leading provider of video, audio, and data transmission and distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, corporate AV, and government markets, will be presenting the latest techlogy for remote broadcast production at every scale, featuring partnerships with AVIWest and ABonAir, at the NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas from April 8-11 in Booth C3205.
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EditShare Doubles Down on its Customer’s Future with Advancements in Security, Cloud and International Versioning at the 2019 NAB Show
EditShare Doubles Down on its Customer’s Future with Advancements in Security, Cloud and International Versioning at the 2019 NAB Show
New solutions and workflows ensure customers have a clear path for next-generation security best practices, international versioning, and cloud-based workflows
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, will be showcasing the latest advancements in storage security, cloud integration and IMF at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas on booth SL8016.
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Imagine Products to Unveil Improved Media Production Workflows at NAB Show 2019
Users Will Benefit From New Rental Licenses, Website, Activation System, and More; Visit Imagine Products at the 2019 NAB Show, Booth SL13605
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, today announced highlights of its lineup for the 2019 NAB Show. The theme at Imagine Products' booth this year will be "new," including new licensing options, a new website, a new activation system, and more. It's all to help Imagine Products users around the world — from large studios and television networks, such as BBC, HBO, and NBC Sports, to one-person shops and freelancers — make their workflows more efficient for productions large and small.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Long Form Recording on Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces Long Form Recording on Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Free update (available now) adds new long form recording features to Blackmagic Duplicator 4K so it can record non-stop for over 2 months with a single set of SD cards!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new free software update that adds long form recording to the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K.
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TBN Purchases Panasonic AW-UE150 4K 60P PTZ Cameras Integrated with Tecnopoint Robotic Dolly Systems
TBN Purchases Panasonic AW-UE150 4K 60P PTZ Cameras Integrated with Tecnopoint Robotic Dolly Systems
BN has purchased 16 AW-UE150 4K 60p integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras, 7 AW-RP150 camera controllers and Tecnopoint Tuning software, Totem telescopic column systems and motorized floor and ceiling dolly systems
Panasonic has announced that TBN has purchased 16 AW-UE150 4K 60p integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras, 7 AW-RP150 camera controllers and Tecnopoint Tuning software, Totem telescopic column systems and motorized floor and ceiling dolly systems to equip new studio sets at its Tustin, CA and New York, NY facilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro G2 Camera
Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro G2 Camera
Next generation URSA Mini Pro camera features new electronics, Super 35 4.6K HDR image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, 300 fps high frame rate shooting, Blackmagic RAW and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a second generation URSA Mini Pro camera featuring fully redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K image sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range that combine to support high frame rate shooting at up to 300 frames per second. In addition, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 supports Blackmagic RAW and features a new USB-C expansion port for direct recording to external disks.
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Sonnet To Showcase Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) Card Expansion Systems, eGPUs, & More at NAB Show 2019
Sonnet Booth SL10521 to show advances that significantly accelerate video production workflow with multi-GPU support, 10GbE Networking, card readers, Thunderbolt 3 dock, and more
At the NAB Show 2019 (Booth SL10521), Sonnet Technologies will showcase advances that significantly accelerate video production workflow with multi-GPU support, 10GbE Networking, new high-performance card readers, a new Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock designed for professional video and audio production, and more.
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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Modernize Broadcast Systems with ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Modernize Broadcast Systems with ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Club’s new workflow developed around Blackmagic Design ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and a pair of ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panels
Blackmagic Design today announced that German Bundesliga football club, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, has overhauled its internal production and live broadcast capabilities with the implementation of an UltraHD 4K solution based around Blackmagic Design.
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Chaos Group Launches One-Click Cloud Rendering Service
Unlimited Rendering Power for 3D Artists and Designers; No Hidden Fees
Today, Chaos Group launches Chaos Cloud, an intuitive new cloud rendering service designed to help artists and designers visualize anything they want, from anywhere. With one click, users can now tap into the unlimited power of the cloud to render immediately, hit deadlines and finish faster than ever before.
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Sony Electronics Develops CFexpress Type B Memory Card Boasting Ultra-fast Read and Write Speeds of up to 1700MB/s
Sony Electronics Develops CFexpress Type B Memory Card Boasting Ultra-fast Read and Write Speeds of up to 1700MB/s
Ultra-fast speed, designed for professional and industrial use, supports future evolution of digital devices; Sony CFexpress Type B memory card offers a 128GB capacity, with higher capacity models of 256 GB and 512 GB planned for the future
Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the development of the CFexpress Type B memory card (CEB-G128), a new ultra-fast next generation memory card [2] that is ideal for professional and industrial use. With its super-fast speed of up to 1700MB/s (read) along with highly reliable toughness, this memory card supports the future evolution of digital devices.
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SGO: Substantial New Release of Mistika Ultima Includes ProRes Support, Enhanced Collaboration
SGO: Substantial New Release of Mistika Ultima Includes ProRes Support, Enhanced Collaboration
New release of Mistika Ultima arms artists with an extensive spectrum of newly added features, toolsets and performance enhancements, positioning itself once again as the unparalleled full-finishing system and workflow solution
The latest version of SGO’s globally acclaimed Hero Suite Mistika Ultima arms artists with an extensive spectrum of newly added features, toolsets and performance enhancements, positioning itself once again as the unparalleled full-finishing system and workflow solution.
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Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Tom Sigel, ASC, combines original glass with a special LUT to express the look of the period
Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel, ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Prominent Rental/Staging Companies Make Major Investments in AK-UC4000 Camera System
Prominent Rental/Staging Companies Make Major Investments in AK-UC4000 Camera System
Several leading rental and staging companies have purchased close to 50 UC4000 systems for live event rental
Several of the country’s leading rental and staging companies--including Fuse Technical Group, Rentex A/V Rentals, The Freeman Company and Hartford Technology Rental-- have made recent investments in Panasonic’s new AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera systems. These companies have purchased close to 50 UC4000 systems, ensuring that large-scale live events across the country have access to an ample supply of the versatile Panasonic 4K/HD camera.
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Princeton Athletics Ups its Live Streaming Game with AJA Gear
Princeton Athletics Ups its Live Streaming Game with AJA Gear
Handling up to three separate destination feeds for more than 200 events a year in 37 sports, Princeton has built two new control rooms, a flypack and on-campus studio, with AJA gear powering routing, conversion, streaming and recording
Emerging live streaming technology and platforms are opening up new avenues for collegiate sports to reach a wider audience, and in this respect, Princeton University is ahead of the game. The video production arm of its Athletics Department streams home games for more than 37 sports to students, alumni and international audiences via ESPN+, Stretch Internet and NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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Telestream will unveil Vantage Cloud Port at NAB Show 2019
Telestream will unveil Vantage Cloud Port at NAB Show 2019
Couples the power of Vantage with the simplicity of SaaS
At NAB 2019, on booth SL3308,Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, will unveil Vantage Cloud Port, a groundbreaking new approach to media processing workflows whether in the cloud, on premises or both. Available in April 2019, Vantage Cloud Port will be shown publicly for the first time at NAB where attendees will be able to see first-hand how the powerful Vantage Media Processing Platform can seamlessly create hybrid cloud-based deployments with predictable, SaaS pricing.
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Cartoni launches new Steering P70 Pedestal at NAB 2019
Cartoni launches new Steering P70 Pedestal at NAB 2019
The new Steering P70 Pedestal supports up to 165 lbs, will be one of the highlights at NAB 2019, Booth C9020
Cartoni, the Italian leader in premium camera supports for the broadcast, film and pro-video industries, is proud to announce the launch of the new lightweight Steering P70 Pedestal at NAB 2019 (Central Hall, Booth C9020). With remarkably smooth performance and the ability to handle camera packages up to 75 kg (165lbs), the new Steering P70 Pedestalis the most competitively priced crabbing pedestal in its class, offering the highest up-to-date technology for the money. It continues Cartoni’s legacy of delivering cutting-edge solutions for content creators.
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AJA Ships IPR-10G2-HDMI & IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 Mini-Converters
AJA Ships IPR-10G2-HDMI & IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 Mini-Converters
Compact, quiet and powerful video and audio receivers that are capable of bridging 10-bit HD IP video signals to HDMI and SDI
AJA Video Systems is now shipping two new SMPTE ST 2110 IP video Mini-Converters. The IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI are compact, quiet and powerful video and audio receivers that are capable of bridging 10-bit HD IP video signals to HDMI and SDI. Both models are equipped with dual 10 GigE SFP+ cages for hitless switching, providing redundancy protection in critical distribution and monitoring applications.
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Sonoran Video Systems Supports 12G-SDI Playback with AJA KONA 5
Sonoran Video Systems Supports 12G-SDI Playback with AJA KONA 5
Sonoran Video Systems now supports broadcast-quality 12G-SDI playback for live event production with the integration of AJA’s KONA 5 PCIe I/O card within the Coyote S12G Playback Server
Sonoran Video Systems announced support for broadcast-quality 12G-SDI playback with the integration of AJA’s KONA 5 PCIe I/O card within the Coyote S12G Playback Server.
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Grupo La República Powers New Multimedia News Business with Blackmagic Design
Grupo La República Powers New Multimedia News Business with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products used at leading Peruvian media organization include URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers, Blackmagic Studio Cameras and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that Grupo La República, a leading media organization in Lima, Perú, has incorporated a full Blackmagic Design workflow including URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers, Blackmagic Studio Cameras and more. The investment is part of a company wide digital transformation and laid the foundation for RTV, Grupo La República’s new digital television channel.
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12G Champion FOR-A Highlights its Range, including World’s First 12G Single Link Switcher at 2019 NAB Show
12G Champion FOR-A Highlights its Range, including World’s First 12G Single Link Switcher at 2019 NAB Show
Production Switchers, Video Servers, Keyers and Test Signal Generators Among Working Products on Display Supporting 12G-SDI/4K and Video-over-IP
After introducing the world’s first single link 12G-SDI production switcher at last year’s NAB convention, FOR-A® forges ahead with a showcase of working 12G technology at the upcoming NAB Show. Production switchers, video servers, keyers and test signal generators that support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution will be booth highlights for FOR-A (NAB Booth #C5016.) The 2019 NAB Show will be held from April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Telestream To Unveil Revolutionary Instantaneous Channel-as-a-Service System at NAB 2019
Telestream To Unveil Revolutionary Instantaneous Channel-as-a-Service System at NAB 2019
Telestream offers new and radically different approach to new channel creation challenge – reduces months of installation & preparation to minutes
At NAB 2019, on booth SL3308,Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, will introduce OptiQ, a new and radically different one-click channel creation solution for cloud environments.
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South African Broadcaster Multichoice Chooses MatrixStore Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution
South African Broadcaster Multichoice Chooses MatrixStore Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution
288 TB of MatrixStore object storage will allow the leading Sub-Saharan Africa broadcaster to store and manage the content for Tshwane TV
Object Matrix, award winning provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions to the media industry, has provided 288 TB of MatrixStore object storage to MultiChoice, the leading Sub-Saharan Africa broadcaster to store and manage the content for Tshwane TV.
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Sigma Announces Art Prime Lenses in L-Mount & Mount Converter MC-21
Sigma Announces Art Prime Lenses in L-Mount & Mount Converter MC-21
The new products include 11 Art prime lenses for full-frame cameras in L-Mount and a converter for Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses on L-Mount camera bodies.
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount. Sigma also announced the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on the L-Mount camera bodies. The expansion of the beloved Sigma prime lens line along with the MC-21 converter will increase the extensibility of the L-Mount system and further Sigma’s role in the strategic L-Mount Alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic.
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Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2019 Oscar Nominated Films
Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2019 Oscar Nominated Films
“Green Book,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “A Star is Born,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Vice” among nominees and winners graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the 2019 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its products, such as URSA Mini Pro, DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio, were used on groundbreaking films including “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Marvel Studios “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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Cornerstone Technologies Delivers Live Coverage of Concerts, Corporate Events with Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD Cameras
Cornerstone Technologies Delivers Live Coverage of Concerts, Corporate Events with Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD Cameras
Utah-based full-service production company outfitted its field truck with six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD studio/field camera systems and four AW-HE130 FHD pan/tilt/zoom cameras
Cornerstone Technologies, LLC, (American Fork, UT), a full-service production company specializing in multi-camera live coverage of major concerts, corporate events and more, has outfitted its production truck with six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD studio/field camera systems and four AW-HE130 FHD pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel”
Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel”
Studio teams with Weta Digital for new film’s lunar battle and zero-gravity training sequences
Rising Sun Pictures’ ability to deliver amazing visuals is on full display in the 20th Century Fox’s new cyberpunk adventure film Alita: Battle Angel. Working in tandem with Weta Digital, the lead visual effects studio, RSP created breathtaking shots for two key sequences in the film, including a furious battle between soldiers from Earth and fearsome cyborg warriors known as Berserkers.
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How Cinesite and Allegorithmic Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Robin Hood’
How Cinesite and Allegorithmic Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Robin Hood’
Digital Nottingham Centerpiece of New "Robin Hood"; Brought to Life Over Six Months With Help from Substance Painter and Designer
The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world’s most famous outlaws. So when the filmmakers behind 2018’s Robin Hood looked to recreate the fictional Nottingham, it needed to build it from scratch with help from London’s Cinesite Studio.
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Boris FX Adds Major Speed Improvements and Functionality to Continuum 2019 and Particle Illusion
Boris FX Adds Major Speed Improvements and Functionality to Continuum 2019 and Particle Illusion
New point release provides even greater time-saving benefits for busy editors and VFX artists and new support for Apple’s FCP X and Motion 5 on macOS Mojave
The most comprehensive plug-in collection on the market keeps getting better. Continuum 2019 (12.0.1) is a significant update to the award-winning product line from Boris FX. Editors and VFX artists already praising the addition of Continuum 2019’s new Particle Illusion real-time motion graphics generator can now produce high-end animations with far speedier results and design flexibility.
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Antenna Creative Launches As New, Top-Tier, Motion Design Studio
Antenna Creative Launches As New, Top-Tier, Motion Design Studio
First Project is logo design and theatrical reveal for Lantern Entertainment, seen in the opening credits for the 2019 hit film "The Upside"
Antenna Creative has been launched as a new, top-tier, motion design studio for feature films, TV, commercials, branded content, videogames, and experiential attractions. The new company specializes in title sequence design; broadcast design; branding; logos; experiential design; live action production; and editorial.
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Sixteen19 Adds Top Tier Talent
Sixteen19 Adds Top Tier Talent
Bob Lowery Takes the TV Helm; Allison Varga to Lead Sales
Sixteen19, the New York-based boutique production and post services company, announced two key hires today, Bob Lowery as head of TV Production and Allison Varga as Global Feature Film and Episodic Sales Coordinator. Lowery and Varga join a growing team headed by Sixteen19 co-founders Pete Conlin and Jonathan Hoffman, and bring a wealth of experience and stellar industry reputations that match Sixteen19’s place as a leader in the post services industry.
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TVU Networks to Introduce New Broadcast Workflow Automation and Optimization Enhancements for the Media Supply Chain Process
TVU Networks to Introduce New Broadcast Workflow Automation and Optimization Enhancements for the Media Supply Chain Process
April’s NAB Show Will See Updates Across Company’s Product Line that Incorporate the Latest Developments in AI, Streaming, 4K and 5G
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will demonstrate the newest product updates for TVU MediaMind, its media supply chain platform, in the company’s booth (#C1707) at the annual NAB Show in April. TVU MediaMind’s story-centric workflow approach simplifies content creation, production and distribution while incorporating the latest integration and support for automation, AI, streaming, 4K and 5G.
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Maxon Salutes Cinema 4D Customers’ Contributions to Oscar-Nominated Films
Maxon Salutes Cinema 4D Customers’ Contributions to Oscar-Nominated Films
Leading Design Firms Cantina Creative, Perception and Territory Studio, Credit Versatile 3D Toolset for Powering VFX in Black Panther, Ready Player One, and Avengers: Infinity War
Maxon, the industry-leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to congratulate clients Territory Studio, Perception and Cantina Creative who relied on Maxon’s Cinema 4D software to create outstanding VFX sequences for films nominated for Oscars® in this year’s Best Picture and Best Visual Effects categories. Highlights of the work done with Cinema 4D by these award-winning companies include the dazzling technology of the futuristic African nation of Wakanda in the blockbuster feature Black Panther, the fantastical 3D virtual environments portrayed in Ready Player One, and the complex FUI and HUD sequences in Avengers: Infinity War.
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SGO Integrates AJA KONA 5 into Mistika Ultima Systems for 8K Production
SGO Integrates AJA KONA 5 into Mistika Ultima Systems for 8K Production
12G-SDI audio and video I/O cards streamline 8K capture and playout with Mistika Ultima 8K Systems for live broadcast client
AJA Video Systems today announced that post-production software developer SGO has integrated AJA KONA 5 audio and video I/O cards into its full finishing and workflow solution Mistika Ultima, providing simplified and optimized 8K production for broadcast clients.
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MultiDyne to Launch Next-Generation SilverBack Series at 2019 NAB Show
MultiDyne to Launch Next-Generation SilverBack Series at 2019 NAB Show
Market-leading camera-mounted fiber transport family now addresses virtually all production verticals across broadcast, cinema and professional AV markets
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will refresh its market-leading SilverBack series of camera-mounted fiber transport solutions at the 2019 NAB Show with three additions to serve live production needs across all budgets. The updated series, anchored by the now-shipping, IP-enabled SilverBack V, includes the global debut of two models that extend MultiDyne’s reach into new production verticals. MultiDyne will demonstrate all three systems at Booth C5013 from April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Citruss World of Shopping Enhances Broadcast Capabilities with URSA Broadcast
Citruss World of Shopping Enhances Broadcast Capabilities with URSA Broadcast
With two studio spaces in constant rotation, Citruss has now acquired eight URSA Broadcasts with Blackmagic Studio Viewfinders, with ATEM Camera Control Panel and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher, in their facility built around a 12G-SDI infrastructure
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dubai based satellite channel, Citruss World of Shopping, has implemented a 4K production and live broadcast solution featuring the URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel, and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher.
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FrameTrunk Takes on UltraHD Production and Post with AJA Corvid 88
FrameTrunk Takes on UltraHD Production and Post with AJA Corvid 88
As more clients began to express interest in UltraHD, FrameTrunk revamped its live ingest systems with high-density AJA Corvid 88 video and audio I/O cards, which help manage multiple, high resolution input and output streams
Pop-up production and post best describe the flavor of services that FrameTrunk offers its clients. The UK-based company works with broadcasters, production companies and corporations to provide tailored solutions and on-site support for everything from ingest to editorial, cloud-based logging, live streaming, contribution and more.
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Yard Dog Forms Alliance with Elma Garcia Films
Yard Dog Forms Alliance with Elma Garcia Films
Yard Dog will act as executive producer and provide sales support for EGF, home to award-winning director/cinematographer Elma Garcia. The two companies will produce advertising assignments jointly.
Los Angeles-based production company Yard Dog, led by partners/executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, has formed an alliance with Elma Garcia Films for advertising projects.
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ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea
ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea
Her past work includes including the EA DICE Battlefield series, 505 Games’ ADR1FT for Oculus, the upcoming Disney live-action film Lion King. and the upcoming 20th Century Fox films Avatar II and Avatar III
Los Angeles-based AR studio ARwall welcomes established digital artist Joy Lea as their inaugural Lead Environment Artist. She brings realism to her sci-fi environmental work and breathes life into fantastic, gritty concepts, having crafted RPG landscapes and assisted in other jaw-dropping virtual sets at top shops such as EA DICE, Three One Zero, MPC and Light Storm Entertainment, among others.
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Blackmagic Design Forms Strategic Partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Blackmagic Design Forms Strategic Partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Blackmagic Design will provide URSA Broadcast cameras and URSA Mini Pro cinema cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switchers, ATEM Camera Control Panels, HyperDeck Studio Pro recorders and DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels
Blackmagic Design announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts to provide Blackmagic hardware and software to the school over three years. The products will be used by USC students studying filmmaking and post production, while broadcast production students will now have the opportunity to work with UltraHD in the school’s television station, Trojan Vision.
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Registration Opens for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at NAB 2019
Sponsorships available for official run at NAB Show which raises awareness and funding for Girls Who Code; total raised in 2019 will cross the $1 million mark
Registration is open for 4K 4Charity Fun Run at the 2019 NAB Show https://4k4charity.com/nab. The official run for NAB Show, the 4K 4Charity raises funds for non-profits focused on closing the gender gap in the media and entertainment and tech industries, and takes place Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 am in Sunset Park, Las Vegas, NV. Sponsorship inquiries may be directed to Kate Incerto (incertok@amazon.com).
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Commercial Director Pascui Rivas Celebrates World Premiere Of “Ordinary Gods” Doc At Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Commercial Director Pascui Rivas Celebrates World Premiere Of “Ordinary Gods” Doc At Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Filmed in eight different countries over the course of three years, the first-time feature director offers a compassionate observation of the lives of six young professional soccer players, as they struggle with injury, homesickness, and the pressure of being a young talent on the international stage
A renowned Director of commercials, film and documentary, Director Pascui Rivas attends the Santa Barbara Film Festival for the World Premiere of his labor of love, “Ordinary Gods.” Filmed in eight different countries over the course of three years, the first-time feature director offers a compassionate observation of the lives of six young professional soccer players, as they struggle with injury, homesickness, and the pressure of being a young talent on the international stage.
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Rancho Buena Vista High School Adds JVC ProHD Cameras for New TV Studio
Rancho Buena Vista High School Adds JVC ProHD Cameras for New TV Studio
Three GY-HM890 studio cameras are equipped with ProHD monitors and studio controls, Fujinon 20x lenses, and Prompter People prompters
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, Calif., is using three ProHD GY-HM890 shoulder-mount camcorders as studio cameras for its new TV/film studio, as well as three JVC GY-HM170 4KCAM compact handheld camcorders for field productions.
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North Carolina's Elevation Church Produces Cinematic Worship Broadcasts with VariCam LT CineLive System
North Carolina's Elevation Church Produces Cinematic Worship Broadcasts with VariCam LT CineLive System
Elevation’s ministry reaches over 25,000 weekly attendees at its 17 locations, as well as a growing online and TV audience each week.
Elevation Church, a multi-site church and member of the Southern Baptist Convention with its main campus in Charlotte, NC, has recently upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras and the CineLive system for live production of its weekend worship services.
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Leica M10-P “ASC 100 Edition”: The M for Cinematographers
Leica M10-P “ASC 100 Edition”: The M for Cinematographers
Comprised of a Leica M10-P camera and a Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. lens, the memorable set offers two specially tailored Cine Look modes built into the camera’s software
Leica Camera has created a fitting tribute to the world of cinema with the new release of the Leica M10-P “ASC 100 Edition”, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers. Comprised of a Leica M10-P camera and a Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. lens, the memorable set offers two specially tailored Cine Look modes built into the camera’s software that make it a focused professional tool for cinematographers and filmmakers.
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Brooker Takes Grip Works to Next Level with CAM TANK and MAX From MSE
Jon Brooker isn't your normal college student. Alongside hitting the books, he's a working member of Local 80 and growing his own grip company, Grip Works. He recently visited MSE to pick up MAX Menace Arm and CAM TANK to round out his support gear. The addition of these multi-task systems will, as he says, “take the company to another level of support."
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AJA HA5-12G Mini-Converters Now Available
High-Quality HDMI 2.0 to 12G-SDI, with Fiber Model; provides powerful conversion of an HDMI 2.0 input to two 12G-SDI single link outputs, supports Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) emulation
AJA Video Systems is expanding its 12G-SDI products for professional broadcast, production and proAV workflows with the new HA5-12G Mini-Converters, now shipping.
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NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference, Produced With SMPTE, Embraces Impact of Next-Gen Tech
Titled 'Now, Next, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,' Conference Will Map Path Toward Technology Horizon and Explore How Evolving Entertainment Tech Can Transform Content Creation
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, has announced the title and theme for the 2019 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference (FoCC), produced in partnership with SMPTE. The FoCC, "Now, Next, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road," will take place April 6-7 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 2019 NAB Show. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the conference will feature presentations from the experts in the media and entertainment industry.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update
Major update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature, new 2:1 monitoring frame guides, improved battery performance and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 which is a new update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature, new 2:1 monitoring frame guides, improved battery performance and much more.
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Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Latest Film ‘Stand!’ Exclusively With Blackmagic Design Cameras
Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Latest Film ‘Stand!’ Exclusively With Blackmagic Design Cameras
Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that acclaimed cinematographer Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots.
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Daniel Askill Signs to Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Daniel Askill Signs to Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Director Joins Partner Company Anonymous Content for Literary Management
Filmmaker Daniel Askill has joined production company Serial Pictures for North American representation of commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos, and partner company Anonymous Content for film and television literary management. A multi-disciplinary creative force, Askill is known for his work as both a filmmaker and artist, with a portfolio including film, music videos, commercials and video installations. His work, which The New York Times has described as “visually stunning,” is noted for its transportive, music-driven, and emotional visual storytelling—at times disruptive and always arresting.
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Stun Launches News "DIGITAL 360" Division and Concurrently Names Renee Samms as Head, DIGITAL 360
Stun Launches News "DIGITAL 360" Division and Concurrently Names Renee Samms as Head, DIGITAL 360
Stun’s current DIGITAL 360 clients include: Fox Searchlight/Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Brothers, the NFL, HBO Social, NBCU Snapchat Integrations, WarnerMusic Group, Sony Theatrical, Universal Theatrical, Dreamscape VR, and #SeeHer, among others.
Stun, an award winning content studio and commercial production company, has launched a new “DIGITAL 360” division and, concurrently, has named Renee Samms as Head of DIGITAL 360. The announcement was made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Principals & Co-Founders of Stun.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases Ann's Animals Sound Library
Pro Sound Effects Releases Ann's Animals Sound Library
Unique and expressive animal recordings from film sound legend Ann Kroeber
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released Ann’s Animals – the fifth exclusive library from their partnership with renowned recordist and film sound pioneer, Ann Kroeber. Ann’s Animals features a unique variety of animal sounds and vocalizations including common, wild, and exotic creatures ranging from pigs to capuchin monkeys, tigers, caribou and more.
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Framestore Celebrates Win at 17th Annual VES Awards For Apple's "Welcome Home" by Spike Jonez
Framestore Celebrates Win at 17th Annual VES Awards For Apple's "Welcome Home" by Spike Jonez
Award was presented to Framestore’s LA-based Michael Ralla, Steve Drew, Alejandro Villabon and Peter Timberlak for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
Framestore is proud that its work on Spike Jonze’s ‘Welcome Home’ commercial for Apple has received global recognition in winning the Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial.
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