Exhibition preview: ATG Broadcast at BVE 2013 sabato, 19 Gennaio 2013 - 05:42 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Letchworth, Hertfordshire--January 19, 2013) ATG Broadcast will promote its full range of systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support services on stand K31 at Broadcast Video Expo 2013, London ExCel, 26-28 February 2013. Representatives attending the show will include Christoffer Kay, Clive Northen, Dave Whitaker, Alastair MacDonald and Jonathan Baker. AmberFin DPP Ingest Station.
WeLovePost Grades Filipino Film “El Presidente” with DaVinci Resolve sabato, 19 Gennaio 2013 - 02:44 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fremont, California--January 18, 2013) Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve color correction was used by Manila based post production company WeLovePost for “EI Presidente,” a biopic film about General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippine Republic. The film tells the story of how the Philippines achieved independence and stars E.R. Ejercito in the lead role, with Cesar Montano, Christopher de Leon, Nora Aunor and Cristine Reyes in supporting roles. Graded in DaVinci Resolve
Broadcast Pix Welcomes Steve Ellis as New CEO sabato, 19 Gennaio 2013 - 02:26 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Billerica, Massachusetts--January 18, 2013) Broadcast Pix™ today announced it has hired industry veteran Steve Ellis as its president and CEO, effective Feb. 11. He will also be a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Broadcast Pix co-founder and CEO, Ken Swanton, will remain actively involved with the company and on the Board of Directors. “I’ve experienced what it takes to succeed in this industry – highly innovative products, happy customers, and strong sales and marketing,” said Ellis. “Broadcast Pix invented the professional integrated video production system and has thousands of happy customers all over the world. We will now increase our sales and marketing efforts, as well as build the partnerships necessary to bring this technology to even more video professionals.”
Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 9.1 with Support for Retina Displays venerdý, 18 Gennaio 2013 - 11:40 PM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Also includes FCP X Audition, new Sony and Avid codec support and DeckLink 4K Extreme integration (Fremont, California--January 18, 2013) Blackmagic Design today announced a major release of DaVinci Resolve 9.1, the latest update to the world’s most advanced color correction tool. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 enables customers to use Resolve with Apple’s Macbook Retina technology, the world’s highest resolution notebook display. Retina based notebooks have quickly become one of the most popular tools in the post production world, and with 9.1, DaVinci Resolve will be able to run on the 15” Retina MacBook Pro at the best image quality setting.
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees venerdý, 18 Gennaio 2013 - 03:44 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--January 18, 2013) The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of today’s most talented sound professionals and their contributions to feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment media from around the world. “2012 was a spectacular year for sound,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “We offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s Golden Reel nominees who, once again, have astounded us with their creativity and artistic excellence. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to recognize their dedication and tireless work in advancing the craft of entertainment sound.”
Levels Beyond Secures New Funding From TVC Capital To Fuel Growth giovedý, 17 Gennaio 2013 - 04:52 PM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Fast-Growing Video Software Firm Captures $4.5 Million Investment from TVC Capital, Names Jeb Spencer to Company's Board of Directors (Denver, Colorado--January 17, 2013) Levels Beyond, a software company providing streamlined media management, distribution, optimization and monetization capabilities for video content producers, today announced the receipt of a $4.5 million Series A investment from TVC Capital, a San Diego-based growth equity firm focused on investments in and acquisitions of software and software-enabled service firms.
Softel Swift™ TX Powers Just-in-Time Subtitle Insertion for Harmonic Spectrum™ ChannelPort™ Integrated Channel Playout Solution giovedý, 17 Gennaio 2013 - 05:19 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Pangbourne, England--January 17, 2013) Softel today announced that its Swift™ TX subtitling and captioning playout solution is integrated in Harmonic’s award-winning Spectrum™ ChannelPort™ channel playout module. This integration allows the Spectrum family of media servers to support just-in-time insertion of subtitles as content plays, supporting late delivery of caption information in multi-lingual playout applications and facilitating fast and cost effective production-to-playout workflows. ChannelPort system users will also be able to achieve considerable operational efficiency gains and reduced rack space consumption compared to the traditional ‘multiple vendor, multiple hardware unit’ solution. With regulatory frameworks now requiring subtitles and captions for an increasing amount of content, broadcasters are faced with potentially very complex and inefficient subtitle and caption workflows when diversifying into multiple new formats and video streams. Significant savings can be achieved by processing video, audio and subtitles/captions together on the same platform. The Swift TX integration gives ChannelPort new capabilities, enabling broadcasters, content owners, and service providers to speed up the cost-effective delivery of content to new platforms and simplifies the processing of multi-lingual and multi-format subtitles and captions. Softel’s Swift TX technology also gives the ChannelPort system the ability to load and play single or multi-language subtitle files in all common global subtitle standards including SD and HD closed captions and WST Teletext subtitles.
Company 3 Launches New Sound Division giovedý, 17 Gennaio 2013 - 01:22 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow To Provide Commercial, Feature and Television Clients Sound Design, Original Music Composition and Mixing (New York, New York--January 16, 2013) Award-winning post house Company 3 (CO3), is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new audio division. Located within Company 3's Atlanta and New York facilities, CO3 Sound boasts three 5.1 audio suites designed to handle surround sound for commercial, feature film and television clients providing the highest level of sound design, original music composition and mixing. The new division is a complement to Deluxe's strong sound offerings in facilities around the world. CO3 Sound's radio and television mixing roster includes clients such as USA Network, Turner Broadcasting, Red Bull, Georgia Lottery, espnW, Ford, Kia and Toyota, to name a few.
Unitecnic Selects Vizrt Media Asset Management System for beIN SPORT mercoledý, 16 Gennaio 2013 - 03:22 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (January 16, 2013) From the Avid editing system, content can be manually imported into the Viz Media Engine and then exported (either manually or via an automated request) to the K2 playout server for review before on-air delivery. 2) From the K2 server, files can be manually transferred to the Viz Media Engine after broadcast. These files can originate as a direct ingest into the K2 or as a transferred file from Avid.
Company 3, EFILM Color Multiple Sundance Features mercoledý, 16 Gennaio 2013 - 01:41 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Santa Monica, California--January 15, 2013) Award-winning post houses Company 3 (CO3) and EFILM are proud to announce that the two sister facilities provided post and color grading services on the following feature films, all of which will be screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The East (Andrew Francis, EFILM)
Bob Festa joins Company 3 mercoledý, 16 Gennaio 2013 - 01:36 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (January 15, 2013) Company 3 is proud to announce the addition of award winning colorist Bob Festa. Bob is one of the most accomplished colorists in post production. His credits include virtually all of the world’s best known brands and some of the most iconic commercial advertising ever created. Along the way, Bob has worked with the industry’s finest directors and top creative talented. Festa received Da Vinci’s Master Colorist Award in 2004 as the Commercial Colorist of the Year and is a four time ITS Monitor Award finalist. With the addition of Bob, Company 3 now has arguably the best colorists in the world. Our artists have won numerous HPA, AICE, and MVPA awards as well as contributed to many industry honored spots and feature films. "We are thrilled to have someone of Bob's talent join Company 3," said Stefan Sonnenfeld President and Managing Director of Company 3. Bob's recent work on the multi million dollar Boeing campaign highlights his talent and desire to create natural looks using new camera formats for these documentary style spots. Some additional recent work from Bob includes the current McDonalds, Lexus, Disney, and Hyundai campaigns.
West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes Avids martedý, 15 Gennaio 2013 - 03:47 PM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Santa Monica, California--January 15, 2013) West Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, is now offering turnkey offline suites as part of its rental space within its 20,000 sq. ft. building. The complement of gear includes Avid Media Composers, Producer Stations, and Unity, all completely wired and readily accessible. In addition, West Post Digital has added office trailers to its 4,000 sq. ft. warehouse. As such, the company has created a unique community of editing suites and offices that is both flexible and configurable to virtually any need.
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for Sony F5 / F55 Cameras martedý, 15 Gennaio 2013 - 02:16 PM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Munich, Germany--January 15, 2013) ARRI continues to swiftly deliver high quality Pro Camera Accessories for the latest DSLRs and digital cameras with the release of new accessories for Sony’s new F5 and F55. Now these cameras are fully compatible with ARRI support and all industry-standard matte box and follow focus systems. ARRI PCA for Sony PMW-F5 & F55
Light Iron Opens New York Office martedý, 15 Gennaio 2013 - 01:04 PM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Visionary L.A. Company Acquires OFFHOLLYWOOD’s Post Production Operations (Hollywood, California--January 15, 2013) Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has expanded into the New York market, acquiring all post-production facilities and resources of OFFHOLLYWOOD, located in the Soho district of Manhattan. Terms of the transaction remain confidential.
Pomfort's Silverstack SET software now supports Canon EOS C300 camera martedý, 15 Gennaio 2013 - 11:32 AM - 4 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the filmset, released a new software update to Silverstack SET that adds data management, checksum verified copy, backup, playback and QC capabilities specifically for the highly demanded Canon EOS C300 camera. This update also includes the unique opportunity to preview recorded Canon-specific Clog media files in Rec.709. (Munich, Germany--January 15, 2013) Pomfort releases a new software update to Silverstack SET that adds data management, verified copy, backup, playback and QC capabilities specifically for the highly demanded EOS C300 camera from Canon.