Pomfort's Silverstack SET software now supports Canon EOS C300 camera martedý, 15 Gennaio 2013 - 11:32 AM - 4 Months, 1 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.
Wreck-It Ralph and the Development of an Animated Epic lunedý, 14 Gennaio 2013 - 06:30 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--January 14, 2013) The 2013 Academy Award nominations have been announced and Karen Foster with Entertainment News Line was able to discuss Wreck-It Ralph with animation artist and filmmaker Shannon McGee: Wreck-It Ralph photo. (PRNewsFoto/Entertainment News Line)
LOOK Effects Signs Everett Burrell lunedý, 14 Gennaio 2013 - 04:08 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Burrell to Join as Visual Effects Supervisor (Los Angeles, California--January 14, 2013) LOOK Effects is delighted to announce they have hired industry veteran and Emmy-award winner, Everett Burrell as Visual Effects Supervisor. Burrell will be based in LOOK’s Los Angeles headquarters office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects, beginning early next month.
Tim Thorsteinson joins Grass Valley as President and CEO lunedý, 14 Gennaio 2013 - 03:53 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Industry veteran to guide next phase of growth for the pre-eminent industry supplier (San Francisco, California--January 14, 2013) Grass Valley® today announces the appointment of Tim Thorsteinson as President and CEO, effective immediately. Ideally suited to lead Grass Valley through the next phase of its evolution, Tim has held numerous senior roles in the broadcast technology industry, including the President and CEO of Grass Valley, President of the Broadcast Communications division of Harris Corp., and President and CEO of Leitch. Most recently Tim was President and CEO of Enablence Technologies Inc.
GrooveBook Launches IPhone and Android Apps lunedý, 14 Gennaio 2013 - 03:37 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow GrooveBook: This is the kind of app that is easy to download, everyone loves and appreciates, costs nothing to use, and will make lasting memories for parents and kids, and everyone that has photos on their phones (Los Angeles, California--January 14, 2013) The revolutionary smartphone and electronic tablet photo service GrooveBook has officially launched its IPhone and Android apps for the public’s download for free.
Four Best Picture Nominees Captured by Codex domenica, 13 Gennaio 2013 - 01:43 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Oscar nominees relying on Codex recorders and workflow systems include “Amour,” “Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Life of Pi,” “Skyfall,” “Kon-Tiki” and “The Avengers.” (London, UK--January 12, 2013) Four of the nine films nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture relied on Codex technology for digital recording and workflow management. They include Amour (Michael Haneke, director; Darius Khondji, cinematographer), Argo (Ben Affleck, director; Rodrigo Prieto, cinematographer), Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, director; Greig Fraser, cinematographer) and Life of Pi (Ang Lee, director; Claudio Miranda, cinematographer).
American Cinema Editors (ACE) Announces Nominees For The 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Recognizing The Best Editing Of The Year In Film, Television And Documentaries venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 03:56 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Universal City, California--January 11, 2013) American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during ACE’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor / Comedian David Cross (“Arrested Development”) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies that evening. Next week ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees. The ACE Eddie Award nominees in nine categories are listed below. A tie in the Best Animated Feature Film category resulted in four nominees this year instead of three.
SMPTE Reschedules New York Regional Seminar for Jan. 31 venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 01:11 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow East Coast Media Professionals Get One Final Chance to Attend Popular Seminar on Automating Multi-platform, Multi-display Content Generation (White Plains, New York--January 11, 2013) The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the Nov. 9 New York Regional Seminar, which was canceled due to Superstorm Sandy, will be held Jan. 31. The rescheduled event gives area media professionals one last chance to attend SMPTE's acclaimed seminar on automating content generation for multi-platform, multi-display distribution.
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Cinema Prime Lenses, Expanding The Cinema EOS Prime Lens Product Line To Five Models venerdý, 11 Gennaio 2013 - 12:05 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Designed for Film-Style Operation, Canon Cinema Prime Lenses Deliver Exceptional 4K Performance (Lake Success, New York--January 11, 2013) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the new CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm or full frame 35mm imagers. These two new lenses join with Canon’s CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes to provide a broad line of five precision-matched, competitively priced EF-mount Cinema prime lenses that provide high optical performance levels and a choice of versatile focal lengths for a wide range of creative shooting choices. All five Canon Cinema prime lenses are part of the Canon Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products, which include the EOS C500 4K/2K Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C100 Digital Video Camera and EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, and four Canon Cinema zoom lenses.
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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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.”