AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess" martedý, 19 Novembre 2013 - 12:48 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Grass Valley, California--November 18, 2013) Retro-inspired indie flick "Computer Chess" received an enthusiastic response from audiences when it debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the 80s and directed by Andrew Bujalski with cinematography by Matthias Grunsky, the film follows a cohort of young geniuses in a computer chess tournament as they race to design a program incapable of human defeat. To achieve a surreal aesthetic that transports audiences back in time, Grunsky captured the film using a tube camera from the 70s, converted the black and white analog signal from the camera to SD using an AJA D5D Mini-Converter and recorded the SD feed in Apple ProRes HQ with an AJA Ki Pro Mini. Image courtesy of Computer Chess, LLC.
PESA Xstream Multi-Path IP Streaming Appliance Among PESA Product Highlights at GV Expo lunedý, 18 Novembre 2013 - 07:55 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Huntsville, Alabama--November 18, 2013) PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase the PESA Xstream multi-path IP streaming appliance at Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 719), which runs Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company will also showcase its new easyPORT™ modules for HDMI transport, Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders, and 4K routing switcher. In addition, retired Col. John T. Wright, PESA senior vice president, sales and business development, will present “Unified Capabilities Requirements – Video Distribution Systems in DoD Environments” as part of the Pro Media Conference at GV Expo on Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. “The UCR is in place so Department of Defense agencies can equip with confidence, knowing that products have been tested and approved by the Joint Interoperability Test Command,” he explained. “My session will provide a basic understanding of the process, as well as some helpful hints for properly preparing a technical scope of work.”
Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology” lunedý, 18 Novembre 2013 - 02:55 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--November 18, 2013) Cinematographer Michael Mayers’ assignment for the new ABC half-hour single camera comedy “Mixology” is to create a rich dramatic look with an immediacy and upbeat approach to his photography. “Because this is comedy, and there is a lot of improvisation, I try to cross-shoot with our two ARRI Alexa cameras which carry either Angenieux Optimo or Fujinon Cabrio lenses, whenever I can,” says Mayers. “That way, all the actors in the scene are ‘on’ at the same time and we don’t have to go back to shoot the other side of the coverage and lose the spontaneity of the moment. Of course, that approach really ups the ante on my lighting. And, that’s where Litepanels LEDs are key to my getting the shots.” Mayers lights from just below and/or above the frame lines of both cameras. “With traditional tungsten fixtures, this was a difficult and time-consuming approach,” he says. “Tweenies with Chimera bags are beautiful, but too heavy and awkward to suspend out on the end of an arm. And they are too hot to be placed just beside an actor’s leg all the time.
VisionChina Media Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results lunedý, 18 Novembre 2013 - 03:00 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 10-Broadcast - Newsroom (2013-11-18) BEIJING , Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — VisionChina Media Inc. ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: VISN), one of China's largest out-of-home digital television advertising networks on mass transportation systems, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended
Anton/Bauer Wins NewBay Media Product Innovation Award lunedý, 18 Novembre 2013 - 03:00 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 10-Broadcast - Newsroom (2013-11-18) The Gold Spectrum(tm) Wireless Series manufactured by Anton/Bauer(r), part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, is the recipient of the 2013 NewBay Media Product Innovation Award, honoring outstanding recent product introductions that serve TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio organizations.
Special Effects Contributed by 32TEN Studios Help Make-A-Wish Come True for 5-Year-Old "Batkid" in San Francisco mercoledý, 20 Novembre 2013 - 12:55 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (San Rafael, California--November 19, 2013) 32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and practical and visual effects services to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, presented several special effects displays in concert with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for its hugely successful event held across the city of San Francisco on Nov. 15th. 32TEN Studios was retained by John Crane Films to participate in this special event. Geoff Heron, 32TEN’s Special Effects Supervisor, and Sean House, 32TEN’s Fabrication Supervisor, created these effects to help “make a wish come true” for Miles Scott, a five year old child afflicted with leukemia. Thanks to the Bay Area’s Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miles got his chance to fulfill his dream of being Batman – he was transformed into “BatKid.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed a number of San Francisco neighborhoods into Gotham City for a day, with over 12,000 volunteers playing along.
Glue Tools, LLC announces new AVID AMA plugins are now available for both ARRIRAW and Phantom CIne files venerdý, 22 Novembre 2013 - 10:25 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Santa Barbara, California--November 22, 2013) Glue Tools, LLC announces new AVID AMA Plugins are now available - ARRIRAW AMA and Phantom Cine AMA for both Mac and Windows. ARRIRAW AMA for Avid can load and play native ".ari" files directly inside Avid. This plugin will perform all of the importing, playback, debayer, white balancing, and color correction functions to the ARRIRAW image sequence. Because the footage is completely raw, you have full access to the meta data and the color science that the camera hardware uses. You can modify the color of each individual shot non-destrucively, leaving the original raw files unchanged. ARRIRAW AMA for Avid demo is available at http://www.gluetools.com/downloads_avid_arriraw.html .
Cable stocks surge on takeover chatter venerdý, 22 Novembre 2013 - 03:33 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - C-Media Consumers love to hate their cable companies, but there appears to be a love triangle in the air between three of the industry's giants: Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Comcast.