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Suburban Community Channels Serves Local Viewers with Tightrope Media Systems
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 09:33 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
New Master Control Center, Production Truck Benefit From Multichannel Scheduling And Playout, Slo-Mo Instant Sports Replay (St. Paul, Minnesota--July 10, 2014) Many Community TV broadcasters across the United States rely on Tightrope Media Systems to simplify multichannel scheduling and playout, but one Minneapolis-area broadcaster is leveraging the full Tightrope portfolio to establish meaningful community connections beyond master control.
PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBC
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 09:29 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--July 10, 2014) The “PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight”, the latest professional lighting fixture by UK specialists Photon Beard, will make its European debut at IBC 2014. The company has adapted remote phosphor technology to enable the PhotonBeam 80’s LED source to provide near full spectrum, high CRI lighting.
Dwarf Labs Launches Dwarf Academy With Ex-Pixar Artist At Helm
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 09:26 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
In September, Dwarf Labs will establish Dwarf Academy with Minhyung Lee, ex-Pixar and PDI/DreamWorks, as Head of Training. The Goal is to Keep the Studio’s Professionals on their Toes, and to Develop the Next Generation of Recruits. (Montpellier, France--July 10, 2014) Dwarf Academy: An Innovative Training Department: At Dwarf Labs, our strongest assets are at once our proprietary lighting and rendering solutions, and the skill of the teams creating and using them. The world’s best sports clubs invest heavily into their training strategies and we’re launching the Academy for the same reasons - to hone skills and develop fresh talent in a long-term investment into the growth of the studio.
ARRI CSC expands to Atlanta
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 08:59 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Atlanta, Georgia--July 10, 2014) ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the Unites States is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its network with the opening of a camera rental facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational from late summer 2014. “ARRI CSC is very well positioned to make a significant contribution to the Atlanta market,” says President Simon Broad. “And we will ensure that the company’s extensive inventory of digital, film, anamorphic and spherical camera equipment is available to one of the country’s most vibrant production communities along with the level of facility and service that ARRI CSC is known for.”
Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 2014
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 08:55 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--July 10, 2014) 12-16 September, Stand 8.A14 - At IBC 2014, Veset, a pioneering broadcast technology provider, will feature Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout, a new, linear broadcast software-based solution optimised from the ground up to take full advantage of cloud-based resources. Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout is a professional broadcast grade playout solution that incorporates key industry standards and workflow processes. Whilst enabling users to take full advantage of the efficiency and flexibility of cloud technologies, its architecture is platform-agnostic. Leveraging its software-based architecture, Nimbus can be deployed on a broad range of public and private clouds, ranging from Amazon Web Services’ ‘Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud’ (Amazon EC2), a hugely scalable and resilient web service for cloud-based products and applications, to locally installed servers.
Orad Provides Casablanca Integrated Content Solution for Fox Brazil’s World Cup Broadcasts
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 05:17 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Köln, Germany--July 10, 2014) Orad and Casablanca have joined forces to provide Fox Brazil an integrated solution for their World Cup production. The solution is based on a holistic integrated approach for all the generated content including video and graphics. Orad’s PlayMaker replay sports server is deployed to generate fast highlight editing packages while TD Control live production system manages and controls the content displayed over the studio video walls and on screen graphics. Orad MVP sport enhancement solution is deployed for analyzing key events during the World Cup.
UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry
giovedý, 10 Luglio 2014 - 05:12 PM - 2  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Cambridge, United Kingdom--July 10, 2014) Geomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen. The award, worth £1million, will enable Geomerics and its partners to take a revolutionary step for filmmakers, allowing instant rendering of complex animation sequences, saving cost and production time. “Real-time computer graphics technology can now meet the quality demands of both film and television,” said Dr Chris Doran, director, Geomerics. “Providing our lighting technology to big screen filmmakers enables them to deliver movies with compelling visual experiences faster and for less money with the quality that moviegoers expect. This will be a dramatic shift in the industry’s production practices.”
Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 11:44 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Design & Animation Studio Takes Style Cue From Neo-Noir Graphic Novels (New York, New York--July 9, 2014) When swamp rock blues duo The Peach Kings needed a video for the title track of their just-released EP “Mojo Thunder,” they found their match in New York-based design & animation studio Ataboy. The storytelling-driven animated video tells a hypnotic tale of vice and voodoo and explores how cycles of abuse and pain can trigger self-destructive behavior.
SGO Releases Mamba FX Version 2.0
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 11:38 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Making a Difference to Compositing Creativity (Madrid, Spain--July 9, 2014) SGO has made another significant development upgrade to its compositing software, Mamba FX in version 2.0, providing advanced additional features which give compositors infinite opportunities and possibilities to enhance their creativity. Redefining VFX and rapidly evolving, Mamba FX's new toolsets extends the existing SGO product line and draws on Mistika's powerful compositing and image quality technology, as well as adding a host of innovative features and functionality.
JVC Promo Offers Three-Year Extended Warranty On Select ProHD Cameras
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 11:21 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Wayne, New Jersey--July 9, 2014) JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is offering a free three-year extended warranty on parts and labor for a select group of ProHD cameras, including some new 800 Series shoulder-mount models, as well as the SR-HD2500US professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and select studio components. Products must be purchased from authorized U.S.-based JVC Professional Products dealers after July 1, 2014, to qualify for the extended warranty. ProHD cameras included in the promotion are the GY-HM650U, GY-HM850U, GY-HM850CHU, GY-HM890U and GY-HM890CHU. Studio components included in the promotion include the KA-M790G multicore studio module and KA-790G studio sled; RM-HP790DU digital camera control unit, RM-LP20G remote, RM-LP25U local remote and RM-LP55U handheld remote; and VF-HP790G 8.4-inch color viewfinder.
Earl Miller Productions Takes EMP Unit 3 To HD With Ikegami HDK-79EC2 Camera
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 11:18 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Upgraded Mobile Unit Equipped with Six Latest-Edition Ikegami High-End Portable CMOS Cameras (Maywood, New Jersey--July 9, 2014) As Earl Miller Productions (EMP) the Texas-based mobile production provider, continues their HD upgrades for its EMP Unit 3. The 34-foot truck maintains EMP's commitment to consistency and world-class imagery, with six new Ikegami HDK-79EC2 HD Native Multi-Format CMOS Cameras on board.
Reel FX Director Dale Carman Transforms Playtime For Hasbro
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 11:14 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Dallas, Texas--July 9, 2014) Integrated studio Reel FX leverages its growing live action division and CG expertise to blur the lines between imagination and reality in the :30 “Reunion,” directed by Dale Carman for Hasbro’s Transformers out of Grey, New York. The spot features a boy who follows the monstrous truck, Optimus Prime, into a Dinosaur Dig Park where the full-sized versions of his toys transform before his eyes. The campaign also includes the two additional :30s “Parking Garage” and “Construct-Bots.” The spots hype the latest batch of Transformer toys launched in conjunction with the recent release of the Michael Bay-directed "Transformers: The Age of Extinction" – which brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend. Click HERE to view the campaign.
STATE Design Launches
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 11:04 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Personal Hands-On Attention Is The Driving Force Behind New LA-Based Design & Animation Studio (Los Angeles, California--July 9, 2014) STATE Design, a boutique design and animation studio, has opened its doors in Santa Monica, California. Founded by Creative Director Marcel Ziul and Executive Producer Joe Nash, the studio had already embarked on an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 10:37 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Burbank, California--July 9, 2014) We’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers. When planning the post-production phase for her film Movie Night , Anne McCarthy looked no further than Burbank-based AlphaDogs, having worked with them previously. “I now use AlphaDogs exclusively after they were able to fix a problem I had on a past project in just 24 hours. I knew my film would be in good hands and would not have risked taking it anywhere else.” said McCarthy.
Snapshots Effect Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro X
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 10:28 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Designed to be Very Easy and Quick-to-Use, XEffects Snapshots is a Plugin for Final Cut Pro X that Automatically Freezes Video, Inserts it into a Frame & Positions it onto a Background in 3D Space. (Boston, Massachusetts--July 9, 2014) XEffects Snapshots is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that automatically freezes video, inserts it into a frame and positions it onto a background in 3D space. Applying Snapshots to footage adds an instant level of professional design and class. The user can display a single image for impact or string a succession of Snapshots together to make a montage or title sequence.
Eyeheight Video Keyer Delivers the Action at Wimbledon 2014
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 10:19 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(London, United Kingdom--July 9, 2014) An Eyeheight DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer delivered the excitement of the 2014 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships to television viewers around the world. The keyer was chosen by one of Britain's largest outside-broadcast service providers. It was deployed to add contestant identifier overlays which were faded in and out over the live action using a Eyeheight VP-10 video T-bar module. The event was held at its traditional venue, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in south west London, from June 23 to July 6. Andy Murray of Great Britain was the defending champion in men's singles but lost to Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals. "The DK-2 performed successfully at the 2013 Wimbledon tournament and has was chosen again for broadcast coverage of this year's event," says Eyeheight Sales Director Martin Moore. "Nearly 10 million viewers saw Novak Djokovic's win in the men's final. Up to six DK-2 keyer channels can be accommodated in a single FB-9E chassis occupying just 1U of rack space which makes it a powerful option wherever space is at a premium."
ATTO Technology Expands Certifications with NetApp®
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 10:15 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Expansion of Relationship Will Help Customers Solve Their Most Bandwidth-Intensive Problems (Amherst, New York--July 9, 2014) ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today announced that it is expanding its portfolio of connectivity options for NetApp storage and data management solutions with the Celerity™ 8Gb and Gen 5 powered 16Gb Host Bus Adapters and ThunderLink™ 1082 Desklink device.
Pedestal Television Nets Second Basketball Season with BBL TV
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 10:06 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Llangynidr, Wales--July 9, 2014) Wales-based Pedestal Television has secured a second season of 30 games to be covered live for the British Basketball League. The BBL operates the only Men's Professional Basketball League in the UK, playing over 250 matches in a season via the League's 13 member clubs in Bristol, Cheshire, Durham, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Sheffield, Surrey and Worcester. Pedestal Television’s contract covers the supply, crewing and operation of the broadcast equipment required, using their flyaway PPU, Portable Production Unit. The matches are cut and streamed live via the BBL website, and highlights are broadcast on British Eurosport HD.
Grass Valley’s Kayenne Video Production Center Switcher Brings Scalability and Improved Functionality to France’s AMP VISUAL TV
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 09:25 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Montreal, Canada--July 9, 2014) AMP VISUAL TV, one of France’s leading providers of TV, broadcast facilities and solutions, has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade its video switcher infrastructure to meet the demands of its growing client base. AMP VISUAL TV has purchased one 4 M/E Kayenne XL Video Production Center switcher panel and upgraded one 2 M/E Kayenne XL switcher panel to a 4 M/E Kayenne XL switcher panel to add greater scalability to its workflow and deliver more versatility to its customers. AMP VISUAL TV supplies a variety of broadcast needs across France. The company builds and manages broadcast facilities including TV studios, OB vans and offers additional services including wireless and 2nd screen solutions. The Kayenne switchers will replace existing Grass Valley Kayak models that have been in place for several years.
CTV Chooses Leader LV 7770 Multi-SDI Rasterizers for New OB 11 Outside Broadcast Truck
mercoledý, 09 Luglio 2014 - 05:47 PM - 2 , 1 Giorno ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Attached Image Shows Main Engineering Area of CTV OB11 with Control Panels of Seven Leader LV 7770 Rasterizing Multi-SDI Signal Test Instruments Adjacent to Base of Monitor Wall. (London, United Kingdom--July 9, 2014) CTV Outside Broadcasts has chosen eight Leader LV 7770 rasterizing multi-SDI signal monitors for its new OB 11 truck. The rasterizers were supplied by Leader's UK reseller, Thameside TV, which is based in Shepperton.

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