Matrox Releases Support for Telestream Wirecast Live Streaming Production Software Across Entire Line of Matrox MXO2 Capture Devices venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 04:56 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Montreal, Canada--January 11, 2013) Matrox today announced the release of support for Telestream Wirecast 4.2.2 for Windows across the entire line of Matrox® MXO2™ capture devices and the Mojito MAX™ I/O card. Matrox MXO2 devices are the ideal portable capture and ISO recording solutions for streaming live events from wherever they are happening. Their convenient form factors let users stream from anywhere there is an internet connection – in studio, on set, in the field, and in OB vans. Matrox MXO2 devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX card not only send a video feed to Wirecast for streaming, they simultaneously create a high-quality ISO recording of the original video and audio feed on disk – ready for post-event editing. “Wirecast users are sure to find the exact digital and analog video and audio connectivity they need in the versatile Matrox product line,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “They will also appreciate that they can connect any MXO2 device to a laptop or tower computer. Those who prefer an internal PCIe card can take advantage of Matrox Mojito MAX.”
ARRI Cameras and Lighting Flourish in Oscar-Nominated Productions venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 02:59 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (January 10, 2013) Out of nine Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards this year, seven were shot using ARRI cameras: Amour, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty were captured digitally with ARRI ALEXA; Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook on 35 mm with ARRICAM; Argo utilized a combination of both ALEXA and ARRICAM while Beasts of the Southern Wild chose Super 16 with the ARRIFLEX 416 and SR3. Additionally, many of these productions relied on lighting equipment from ARRI. Four out of five films nominated for Best Director were shot with ARRI: Amour (director Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee) and Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell).
Anton/Bauer Honored With Academy Award® For Scientific And Technical Achievement venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 12:50 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Cine VCLX Portable Power System Recognized for Contributing Significant Value to the Making of Motion Pictures (Beverly Hills, California--January 10, 2013) Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to announce that its CINE VCLX Portable Power System has been honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S®). Representatives from the company will accept this prestigious award at the annual A.M.P.A.S® Scientific and Technical Awards presentation, taking place on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Anton/Bauer engineers Joe Murtha, William Frederick and Jim Markland have been recognized for their design and creation of the CINE VCLX.
SuperSens Digitizes and Converts Film with Teranex 2D Processor venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 12:45 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Manchester, UK--January 10, 2013) Amsterdam based archive and restoration company, SuperSens, is using the Blackmagic Design Teranex 2D processor for standards conversion, ingest of analog video tapes and digitization of 8mm and 16mm film for private and public collections. Customers of the service include national institutions Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Municipal Archive of Amsterdam) and the Groningen Audio Visueel Archief (Municipal Archive of Groningen). Established by owner and Managing Director Jean-Pierre Sens, SuperSens has been providing video, film and audio digitization for more than 12 years and recently expanded its offerings to a larger client base throughout Europe.
Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall Earn American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominations giovedý, 10 Gennaio 2013 - 11:14 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--January 10, 2013) Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (Anna Karenina), Danny Cohen, BSC (Les Miserables), Claudio Miranda, ASC (Life of Pi), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln) and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Skyfall) have been nominated in the feature film category of the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration on February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. “The films our members have nominated are visually distinctive, and very diverse: a theatrical epic, a grand musical, an imaginative 3-D fable, a sweeping biographical drama, and a stylish spy thriller,” notes ASC President Stephen Lighthill. “What they all have in common is that each project’s cinematographer contributed captivating visuals that enhanced and elevated the storytelling.”
MacVideo Promo Offers StoryBoard Quick at 50% Off, Presents Free Live Webinar giovedý, 10 Gennaio 2013 - 03:09 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Purchase StoryBoard Quick for 50% off from MacVideo Promo through February 4, 2013 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania--January 10, 2013) MacVideo Promo, an e-tailer specializing in money-saving promotions on apps, plug-ins, templates, and training for Mac video enthusiasts, today announced that they are offering PowerProduction Software's StoryBoard Quick for $175 through February 4, 2013 - 50% off the regular $350 price. In addition, MacVideo Promo will present a free live StoryBoard Quick webinar on Thursday, January 24th at 1:00pm Eastern Time.
Testronic Announces Expansion of File-Based QC Lab mercoledý, 09 Gennaio 2013 - 08:49 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow State-of-the-Art Lab Adds UltraViolet Interoperability Testing, Secure Management of Internet Access, and Downstream Deliverables (Burbank, California--January 9, 2013) Testronic Labs, the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, consumer electronics, enterprise, and publishing, has completed a significant expansion to its award-winning File-Based QC Lab (the File-Based Lab), located in the company's First Street facility in Burbank, California. Building upon the existing secure infrastructure, the File-Based Lab has been upgraded to provide UltraViolet(tm) Interoperability Testing capabilities and related test automation services, including extended services and environments to support the evolving digital ecosystem from mastering to consumer distribution.
Advanced Systems Group, Autodesk Present 'Smoke 2013' Event mercoledý, 09 Gennaio 2013 - 02:58 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Emeryville, California--January 9, 2013) Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm and Autodesk Silver Partner, and Autodesk will present “Smoke 2013,” a presentation highlighting the new professional video editing and visual effects software, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Registration opens at 6 p.m., with a demo by Dean Schirm, Autodesk solutions engineer, from 7-8 p.m. A discussion and Q&A will follow until 9 p.m. Food and beverages will be served. “Autodesk Smoke 2013 combines editing and effects in one affordable Mac application, which can improve post-production efficiencies and workflows,” said Dave Van Hoy, president, Advanced Systems Group. “This event allows the San Francisco post community to see Smoke in action, ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere, and really see if this application is right for their operations.”
AJA Ki Pro Helps Filmmakers Deliver the Drama for R. Kelly’s Latest “Trapped in the Closet” Installment mercoledý, 09 Gennaio 2013 - 01:53 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (January 9, 2013) The latest chapters of R. Kelly’s cult hit “Trapped in the Closet” debuted recently on IFC, garnering the network's highest ratings ever for an original production. The "hip-hopera" served up more of its signature rhymes and plot twists after a five-year hiatus in the series which first debuted in 2005. Approaching production again after several years, longtime “Trapped” co-director/editor Jim Swaffield decided to adopt AJA Ki Pros to optimize and simplify their camera to edit workflow. “Trapped in the Closet”
Univision Communications Inc. Teams Up With Troika To Launch Unimás Brand mercoledý, 09 Gennaio 2013 - 05:58 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Agency Delivers New Logo, Marketing Strategy, and Identity for Network Relaunch Targeting Hispanic Millenials (Hollywood, California--January 9, 2013) Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, teamed up with brand consultancy & creative agency Troika to relaunch the TeleFutura brand identity and marketing strategy, including a new logo, graphics package, and multiplatform marketing launch campaign to announce the shift. The new network, UniMás, launches on-air today.
Eyeheight to introduce EB-9 dual-card geNETics chassis at BVE 2013 martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 08:47 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow See Eyeheight on stand J59 at BVE 2013, ExCel, London, 26-28 February (London, UK--January 8, 2013) Eyeheight has chosen BVE 2013 as the launch venue for a new addition to its geNETics modular product range. Accommodating up to two modules, the EB-9 chassis offers an economical alternative to the standard six-module FB-9 for systems in which the larger capacity is not required.
Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 49th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2012 martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 11:35 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--January 8, 2013) The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories. “These nominations reflect the best work in Sound Mixing for motion pictures and television as determined by the voting members of the Cinema Audio Society and I congratulate each of the nominees,” said CAS President David E. Fluhr. “I am especially delighted to be announcing, for the first time in our history, the nominees for Foley and ADR Mixing in some of our categories, as well as, the nominees in our newest category of Motion Picture – Animated.”
Cooke Optics to be honoured at 85th Academy Awards® martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 10:45 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Leicester, UK--January 8, 2013) Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award® of Merit — an Oscar® statuette — for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® created the Scientific and Technical Award to honour the men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. Each year, the academy honorees are celebrated at a formal dinner held two weeks prior to the Oscar® ceremony. This year’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation takes place on 9 February 2013 at The Beverly Hills Hotel, LA.
Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Now Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 06:14 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The World's Most Comprehensive Visual Effects Plug-in Collection is Now Available for FCP X and Motion 5 (Boston, Massachusetts--January 8, 2013) Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.
John Ross Awarded the Order of Canada martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 02:53 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Iroquois, Ontario Canada--January 7, 2013) Ross Video’s founder, John Ross has been awarded the Order of Canada, the highest honour a Canadian Citizen can receive as announced by the Governor General on December 30, 2012. Nominated for his contributions as a technology innovator, developing products at the forefront of broadcast engineering, John Ross will accept his insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
2013 HPA Tech Retreat Opens Registration lunedý, 07 Gennaio 2013 - 09:35 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Thought Leaders Gather to Converse, Present and Demonstrate New Technologies (Los Angeles, California--January 7, 2013) The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has opened registration for the 2013 HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, government, academic research and others for four days of intense conversation, learning and networking. This progressive industry event always delivers important technological developments in production, post production and broadcast. The HPA Tech Retreat is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for industry professionals.
Media & Entertainment Luminaries to Showcase Pioneering Work at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference lunedý, 07 Gennaio 2013 - 06:30 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Santa Clara, California--January 7, 2013) NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), taking place March 18-21 in San Jose, will offer a special track focusing on media and entertainment, bringing together leading feature film and television producers, visual effects artists, post-production professionals, broadcasters, software developers and more from around the world. GTC advances global awareness of GPU computing, computer graphics, game development, mobile computing, and cloud computing through world-class educational opportunities including technical sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, and roundtables.
American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections sabato, 29 Dicembre 2012 - 10:06 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow AFI Almanac Honors Ten Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs of the Year (Los Angeles, California--December 29, 2012) The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 – the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner – that documents the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television.
Litepanels Croma LEDs Shine Light on Human Trafficking Doc Life is Love venerdý, 28 Dicembre 2012 - 05:36 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--December 28, 2012) When Cinequest Picture the Possibilities line-producer Marcela Villegas Castanon was putting the support package together for the company’s Life Is Love documentary, she chose Litepanels® Croma™ LEDs as their main lighting. The project, which is an inspirational documentary on young women who have been freed from the world of human trafficking and have been transformed through the work of Somaly Mam, in Cambodia, takes the audience through their past and present, to show the possibilities of their future. “Our DPs have used Litepanels LEDs before and they told me these lights would be what we needed as we entered dim and small areas (brothels, small houses) for specific interviews,” says Castanon. “So we chose four on-camera LED Croma Litepanels, one for each of our DP’s Canon C300 cameras, because they are portable (no outside power), and powerful, they wouldn’t take much room, and took little time to set up. Their durability and adjustable color temperature was also a plus as we were shooting both inside and outside.”
Axis Creates CGI Episodic Content For "Halo 4" Spartan Ops: Season One mercoledý, 26 Dicembre 2012 - 08:11 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Glasgow, UK--December 26, 2012) CGI artists and storytellers, Axis, in collaboration with 343 Industries, proudly announces its participation in the brand-new, story-driven experience of "Halo 4" - Spartan Ops: Season One. A first-of-its-kind, exciting new addition to the "Halo" franchise, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience. In substance and scope, this first season of episodic content is taking Axis to new levels of involvement in the storytelling process, technical demands and in the development of believable, engaging characters. Through a weekly series of cinematic episodes, Spartan Ops tells the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity, following the events of "Halo 4." Ten animated episodes, featuring over 1200 CGI animated shots, are being released throughout the series, which began on Nov 6th with the launch of "Halo 4". These cinematic episodes provide the backdrop for the weekly Spartan Ops gameplay missions, where players can take part in five new missions each week that explore the corners of Requiem and help uncover the secrets of the mysterious Forerunner world.