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 - 2 , 6 giorni ago - 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 .
Atomos Announces New Distributor for Hong Kong venerdý, 22 Novembre 2013 - 09:53 PM - 2 , 6 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Shriro take on Smart Production Tools (Melbourne, Australia--November 22, 2013) Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the distributor for Hong Kong.
AFM: "Swelter" Sells Out With The Exchange venerdý, 22 Novembre 2013 - 04:58 AM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--November 22, 2013) Brian O'Shea, The Exchange C.E.O., announced today that JCVD's SWELTER has been effectively sold out during AFM'13. A North-American deal is in negotiation, and will be announced shortly.
Ensemble Designs Ships BrightEye NXT SDI/HDMI Clean Switch Routers venerdý, 22 Novembre 2013 - 12:13 AM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Grass Valley, California--November 21, 2013) Ensemble Designs announced today that it has begun shipments of its BrightEye NXT family of compact routers - the BrightEye NXT 410, BrightEye NXT 415, and the BrightEye NXT 430. The innovative routing systems, about the size of a club sandwich, provide clean and quiet switching of SDI, HDMI and Fiber Optic sources. “We are excited to be shipping three different versions of this sophisticated routing solution to video professionals throughout the world,” said David Wood, CEO and Chief Designer at Ensemble Designs. “We are very proud of these products, and we are looking forward to seeing the wide variety of applications which lend themselves to these very unique compact routers.”
AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 10:17 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council (White Plains, New York--November 21, 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 that four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution Monitoring giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 10:10 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Grass Valley, California--November 21, 2013) Manolo Rojas has been working as a Steadicam Operator for more than 22 years on high profile feature film, commercial and music video projects including "Godzilla," "Don Jon" and "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D." Part of Rojas' function on-set is to deliver signal conversion from the camera's SDI output to HDMI for monitoring. On a recent shoot that required monitoring live picture from 1080i 24 camera video signal, he noticed that the gradation of black shades within the frame was getting crunched. This is a problematic by-product of many signal converters when dealing with live picture monitoring from ARRI Alexa and RED Epic cameras.
Rebate and 5-Year Extended Warranty on Cine-Xenar III Lenses giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 09:35 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--November 21, 2013) Schneider Optics announces a $2500 Rebate on a new set of 6 groundbreaking Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014. The Cine Xenar III lens family currently consists of: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 95mm. Those purchasing individual lenses are eligible for a $400 per lens rebate. Plus for the limited time of the promotion, all Cine Xenar III purchasers can take advantage of the extended five-year warranty. The color-matched PL-mount prime lenses are designed specifically for 35mm sensor digital cinematography cameras, providing a 31.5mm image circle for coverage of 2K/4K/5K Cinema, and Canon 7D sensors. The Cine Xenar III lenses feature ultra-close focus, telecentric optical design, and identical external dimensions to facilitate ease of lens change. They are available in PL, Canon, or Nikon mounts.
The Boston Globe ranks iZotope, Inc. as Top Place to Work giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 09:25 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Cambridge, Massachusetts--November 21, 2013) iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company based in Cambridge, has been honored by the Boston Globe as one of Massachusetts’ best employers in this year’s edition of its Top Places to Work magazine. The Boston Globe ’s 2013 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics , measured more than 76,000 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits.
New StreamGuys Interactive HTML5 Multimedia Player Breaks Compatibility Barriers giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 09:20 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Unique player design solves metadata challenges, simplifies multiscreen advertising for broadcasters, audio publishers across multiple devices (Bayside, California--November 21, 2013) StreamGuys announces the launch of its HTML5 player to help broadcasters and streaming services retain and increase audiences with a multiplatform approach, ensuring one player can accommodate revenue-supported live streams on iOS, Android and other mobile and desktop devices.
Acrovid releases FootageStudio v1.0 giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 08:50 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Essential video tool featuring from fast transcoding to complete video workflow: standards conversions,frame rate conversions, HD/SD conversions and denoise among major features. (San Felipe, Mexico--November 21, 2013) Acrovid Technologies today announced the immediate availability of FootageStudio, a stand alone video processor which gives video professionals, advanced amateurs and consumer video enthusiasts a high quality video processing workflow, featuring from fast transcoding to edit-ready or consumer video formats, to complete video transformation. FootageStudio produces high quality videos in consumer formats, and in edit-ready or mezzanine codecs like DNxHD, simplifying post-production by speeding up the edits.
Bannister Lake Launches School Closings Solution giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 08:37 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow BL Snow Day offers a simple, cost-effective way to generate and deliver school and community notices across many systems and devices (Cambridge, Ontario--November 21, 2013) Bannister Lake announces the availability of BL Snow Day, a new cost-effective school closures and local community events solution for broadcasters, schools, municipalities and digital signage networks.
BenQ Supports the Creative Class With Introduction of PG2401PT Monitor at the Color Management Conference 2013 giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 05:48 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Company Brings Certified Color Calibration at a Great Value Plus Colorific™ Image Quality to Premier Print Industry Event (Costa Mesa, California--November 21, 2013) BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced its sponsorship of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) Color Management Conference (CMC) being held from Dec. 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz. As a gold sponsor of the PIA CMC and the official projector sponsor for the conference, BenQ will be providing its new PG2401PT certified color management monitor and Colorific™ projectors for a variety of presentations, training sessions, demonstrations, and other brand-critical color development programs during the color management community's premier event. BenQ will also be giving away a PG2401PT monitor at the conference and announcing the availability of a new 32-inch PG Series monitor for release in 2014.
InfoComm International to Offer Discounted and Free Training at ISE 2014 giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 04:16 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fairfax, Virginia--November 21, 2013) InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual technology industry worldwide, announced that it will offer free and discounted InfoComm University™ training to attendees of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), 4-6 Feb. 2014, at the Amsterdam RAI. All attendees will receive a voucher for two free InfoComm Professional Development courses, plus the opportunity to purchase additional course vouchers at a discounted rate. “InfoComm has taken this unprecedented step of offering free classes in order to encourage ISE attendees to take advantage of the show’s excellent education opportunities,” said Terry Friesenborg, Senior Vice President, International Development, InfoComm International. “We want AV professionals in Europe to discover what their counterparts globally have learned about the annual InfoComm show—that InfoComm University training makes the trade show experience complete.”
The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat Teams with Leo Burnett and The Mill for Nintendo giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 03:55 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Chicago, Illinois--November 21, 2013) The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat has edited a spot launching the new Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3Ds. Conceived by Leo Burnett and produced by The Mill, "Legend of You" highlights the immersive quality of the game as a young man mimics the appearance and experiences of its main character, Link. “To become a legend you must be willing to risk everything,” intones the voice-over, as the young man enters a torch-lit dungeon hallway where he must survive deadly obstacles, including a disappearing floor and flaming arrows, to reach his goal: securing the Master Sword. As Link would, the boy uses his powers to transform into a hieroglyph and merge into the stone walls. He then makes his way to a garden where he grasps his prize. The live action gives way to a sequence of animated game footage.
Rebate and 5-Year Extended Warranty on Cine-Xenar III Lenses giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 01:16 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--November 20, 2013) Schneider Optics announces a $2500 Rebate on a new set of 6 groundbreaking Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014. The Cine Xenar III lens family currently consists of: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 95mm. Those purchasing individual lenses are eligible for a $400 per lens rebate. Plus for the limited time of the promotion, all Cine Xenar III purchasers can take advantage of the extended five-year warranty. The color-matched PL-mount prime lenses are designed specifically for 35mm sensor digital cinematography cameras, providing a 31.5mm image circle for coverage of 2K/4K/5K Cinema, and Canon 7D sensors. The Cine Xenar III lenses feature ultra-close focus, telecentric optical design, and identical external dimensions to facilitate ease of lens change. They are available in PL, Canon, or Nikon mounts.
Look Original’s Film “A Face in the Crowd” Opens in Washington, DC giovedý, 21 Novembre 2013 - 12:02 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Director Alex Prager’s Short to be Included in Exhibit at The Corcoran Gallery (Los Angeles, California--November 20, 2013) Look Original is very proud to announce that the short film Look Original produced with contemporary California photographer, Alex Prager, is to premiere at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC tonight. The film is included in the exhibit Alex Prager: "A Face in the Crowd," which runs from November 23, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
Matrox and 3M Collaborate to Deliver Interactive Multi-Touch, Multi-Display Solutions mercoledý, 20 Novembre 2013 - 11:37 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Multi-touch support across stretched multi-monitor desktops under Windows 7 simplifies interactive display wall implementation (Montreal, Canada--November 20, 2013) Matrox® Graphics Inc. and 3M™ Touch Systems (subsidiary of the 3M Electronic Solutions Division) announced that both companies have validated a new 3M touch driver that will support multi-touch functionality across two, three or more 3M Multi-touch Displays powered by a variety of Matrox multi-monitor products. Integrators can now pair Matrox products with 3M Multi-touch Displays to create attention-grabbing, interactive digital signage and collaborative video walls that span multiple displays, without the need for touch overlays or licensing fees. Applications include interactive kiosks, way finding, retail and exhibit display walls, as well as collaborative multi-panel classroom, boardroom, and command & control installations.
The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlock mercoledý, 20 Novembre 2013 - 11:25 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Halifax, Nova Scotia--November 20, 2013) Founded by Marc Savoie in 2006 with only 600 square feet of studio space and one online editing suite, The PostMan has grown to become one of Canada’s largest post production studios, with two state-of-the art facilities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From film and episodic TV projects to commercial work, documentaries and more, Savoie and his savvy team of creatives collaborate with clients around the world to provide exceptional audio and video post, color correction, animation, VFX and project management. Earlier this year, Savoie upgraded The PostMan ’s existing shared storage system. After extensive research, he found the ultimate solution in Facilis’ TerraBlock and purchased both a TerraBlock 24 EX and 24D for 60TB of combined storage. “TerraBlock had all the features we wanted in a shared storage system – supporting our existing Fibre Channel infrastructure and also giving us the flexibility to work with Ethernet in the future. Cost also played a huge factor, and the price per terabyte on the TerraBlock was very competitive,” Savoie shared.
Anton/Bauer Shines A Spotlight On Mobile Power At SATIS 2013 mercoledý, 20 Novembre 2013 - 10:28 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Paris, France--November 20, 2013) Anton/Bauer®, 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, will have several of its mobile power solutions for the broadcast industry on display at the Vitec Videocom stand (#B19) during SATIS 2013. The company will highlight its DIONIC® HC, HCX, HD and CINE VCLX batteries, as well as a variety of the company’s innovative Gold Mount® solutions and chargers. “As one of the premier broadcast shows in France, we look forward to sharing our mobile power solutions with SATIS attendees each year,” says Graham Sharp vice president of product management, Vitec Videocom. “Our products are field-proven sources of durable, reliable power, designed to work alongside the top camera equipment in the marketplace. We look forward to meeting attendees and assessing their power needs.”
TNDV Shoots Two UP Network Specials in Nashville mercoledý, 20 Novembre 2013 - 10:13 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Mobile production specialist tailors video and audio strategy to meet different requirements of DOVE Awards, upcoming Christmas special with host Candace Cameron Bure (Nashville, Tennessee--November 20, 2013) The UP Network brands itself as America’s favorite TV channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, and produces many seasonal awards and entertainment programs annually as part of that vision. The company recently procured the mobile production services of TNDV to support two of the network’s biggest specials for 2013.