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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 09:50 PM - 4 giorni, 4 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Magazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist (Los Angeles, California--September 15, 2014) The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
Next-Gen Quadro on Display at IBC 2014, at the Heart of Modern Media & Entertainment Workflows
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 09:43 PM - 4 giorni, 4 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 15, 2014) Our new line-up of Quadro GPUs – the K5200, K4200, K2200 and K620 – will be on display in Europe for the first time at the IBC conference in Amsterdam, Sept. 12-16. And they’re arriving just in time. That’s because media professionals are working with a new generation of cameras. Offering higher resolution and more flexibility, this new gear is amazing stuff.
Danvers Community Access TV Purchases FOR-A Portable Video Switcher as Part of HD Overhaul
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 09:35 PM - 4 giorni, 4 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Cypress, California--September 15, 2014) When Massachusetts’ Danvers Community Access Television (DCAT) recently upgraded its studio facility to high definition, the station did not take the task of ordering new equipment lightly. After extensive research, trade show attendance, and taking suggestions from peers, Dana Healy, the station’s executive director, found herself completely sold on FOR-A’s HVS-XT100 portable video switcher. DCAT began using the switcher in its new studio in June. “I was adamant in wanting a classic studio switcher that could stand the test of time, and I became enthralled with the HVS-XT100,” said Healy. “It’s a simple, yet powerful unit. I’m confident that the switcher can handle the slews of middle-school aged children as well as beginner producers that will be using it here for years to come.”
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 09:11 PM - 4 giorni, 4 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Leading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 15, 2014) Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a celebration at the 2014 IBC Show on Saturday, September 13 (Hall 11, Stand D.30), as the company continued its ongoing 60th anniversary festivities with a champagne toast. Gabriele Woolley, director of The Broadcast Bridge, was named the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod as part of its charitable raffle event. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the IABM Educational Foundation.
Sennheiser launches Dante™ card for Digital 9000 wireless microphone system
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 09:05 PM - 4 giorni, 4 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 15, 2014) At IBC, audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a Dante™ card for the EM 9046 receiver, enabling its top-of-the-range Digital 9000 microphone system to be integrated into Dante™ audio-over-IP networks. Users can conveniently route the system’s high-definition audio data via Audinate’s Dante™ Controller. The EM 9046 DAN card simply slots into the Sennheiser receiver, enabling Digital 9000 to send uncompressed HD audio data over a Dante™ network
Mistresses Has a Love Affair with DPA Microphones
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:55 PM - 4 giorni, 4 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Company’s d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun and d:screet™ 4071 Miniatures prove to be the ultimate dialogue miking solutions for primetime soap (Los Angeles, California--September 15, 2014) ABC’s Mistresses is a primetime soap opera starring Alyssa Milano that is based on the lives of four girlfriends living in Hollywood who are involved in an array of illicit and complex relationships, but it is the show’s miking solution that is far from complicated. A longtime DPA Microphones user, Sound Mixer Joe Michalski relies on the company’s d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun Mic in conjunction with several d:screet™ 4071 Omnidirectional Miniature Mics to achieve a pristine sound that requires almost no editing in post.
Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account Director
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:51 PM - 4 giorni, 5 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Los Angeles, California--September 15, 2014) Hawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has named Steve D’Amico as the agency’s new Vice President/Account Director. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement. Based in Los Angeles, D’Amico will report to George Leon, Hawthorne’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management. In his new position, D’Amico will work closely with Hawthorne Direct’s creative, media and data science departments. He will both service and help grow the agency’s key brand response clients.
Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 75 Years of Optics Heritage with the Addition of Three New Lenses
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:45 PM - 4 giorni, 5 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
New Lenses Enable Photographers of All Levels to Create Stunning Images (Melville, New York--September 15, 2014) Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses ─ the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens ─ the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.
Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:43 PM - 4 giorni, 5 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel (Melville, New York--September 15, 2014) Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:28 PM - 4 giorni, 5 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price (Melville, New York--September 15, 2014) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
luned́, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:14 PM - 4 giorni, 5 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Beverly Hills, California--September 15, 2014) Two of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis. Left, Dan Harary; Right, Stu Zakim
TV Globo Puts Dalet Media Life at Center of its Entertainment Production
domenica, 14 Settembre 2014 - 06:44 PM - 5 giorni, 7 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Dalet enterprise MAM to command and control the entertainment content creation of Brazil's production powerhouse (Paris, France--September 14, 2014) Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced that TV Globo, the world's second-largest commercial TV network by annual revenue, is placing Dalet Media Life, based on the award-winning Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform, at the heart of its entertainment archive.
Panavision and HIGHSPEEDWORX show Phantom Flex4K
sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 10:42 PM - 6 giorni, 3 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
A recent event at Panalux South Africa, showcased the new camera system available in South Africa (Cape Town--September 13, 2014) Panavision SA hosted an informal get together of a select group of Cape Town based producers. The purpose of the event was to familiarize producers with the line up of equipment which they would be relying on for the looming commercials season. The lineup of cameras included The Arri Alexa range, RED cameras as well as the new Phantom Flex4k. Tony Eddy, Managing Director of Panavision SA, opened the floor and introduced individual camera configurations and the specialized grips on display.
sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 10:36 PM - 6 giorni, 3 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K (2160p) system (Budapest--September 13, 2014) Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
FilmLight boosts on-set and near-set production; adds host of functionality to Baselight flagship colour grading system
sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 10:32 PM - 6 giorni, 3 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
New HDR capabilities, direct DCP deliverables, ProRes, productivity gains and more (London, UK--September 13, 2014) FilmLight will be exhibiting a broad range of new functionality for the first time at IBC2014 (Amsterdam, 12–16 September), designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s evolving workflows. Daylight, the new near-set colour grading tool, will be featured on the FilmLight stand (7.F31) alongside the latest product in the Baselight Editions range, Baselight for NUKE, and the latest release of Baselight – 4.4m1.
Sky’s Major Mistika Upgrades Provide Impetus for their Grading and Finishing 4K Capabilities
sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 10:29 PM - 6 giorni, 3 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Sky Continues to Revolutionise its High-End Programming with Mistika (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 13, 2014) SGO Booth A11, Hall 6 – Sky has made significant upgrades and enhancements to its state-of-the-art dedicated 4k-capable Mistika client suites to boost its colour grading and finishing services.
Freefly Systems Announces Delivery Dates for New MōVI M15 Stabilizer for 15‑pound (7kg) Camera Systems
sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 10:24 PM - 6 giorni, 3 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Woodinville, Washington--September 13, 2014) Freefly Systems, known for pioneering next generation handheld camera stabilizers, adds the new MōVI M15 to its lineup, which includes the smaller M10 and M5 units. Inspired by cameras like the Sony F55 and ARRI Alexa M, the M15 is compatible with most popular professional camera/lens combinations. Freefly Systems will start very limited shipping of the M15 immediately with wider availability by the end of October. The M15 offers a maximum payload of 15 pounds/7kg yet itself weighs just 5.4 pounds/2.47 kg. The M15 features a fully enclosed camera cage (203mm long x 203mm wide x197 high) for maximum rigidity and shot stability, as well as fully protected wiring with an adjustable camera plate. Other advancements include simplified tool-less balancing and a quick release top handle for rapid adjustment. Similar to the M5 and M10, the M15 may also be configured in “Inverted Mode” for a more comfortable eye-level camera angle.
Ventuz Proves Prime Choice for Game Show Productions
sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 12:46 PM - 6 giorni, 13 Hours ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
Elaborate in-studio installations for game shows require creative freedom as well as reliable broadcast stability. The real-time graphics software Ventuz strengthens its position in this market by offering a combination of events and broadcast features. (Munich--September 13, 2014) With the increasing demand for high-profile, prime-time game shows across the globe, broadcasters are continuously adopting avant-garde in-studio media installations to add value to their new productions. That’s the reason why the real-time software Ventuz is becoming the ‘de facto’ standard for such workflows, which require creating very high resolution large format content for video walls, on-air inserts, but also to control interactive games and logic.
Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones
venerd́, 12 Settembre 2014 - 11:42 PM - 1  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
(Montréal, Canada--September 12, 2014) Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required. The iOS app is immediately available on the App store:
AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse Telecine
venerd́, 12 Settembre 2014 - 11:40 PM - 1  ago  - top stories - 1-CreativeCow
FS1-X Frame Synchronizer and Converter v1.1 Update Adds Host of Features Responding to User Feedback (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 12, 2014) Conference Stand 7.F11 -- AJA Video Systems today announced the release of the v1.1 update to FS1-X, the 1RU frame synchronizer and converter with a broad range of features for integrating video and audio in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. The v1.1 update extends the capabilities of FS1-X with several new features to support stereo mix down of 5.1 and 7.1 sources, additional MADI audio support and reverse telecine cadence detection; allowing source material that has previously been converted from Cine rates to standard video rates using the 2:3:2:3 or 2:2:3:3 cadence to be automatically deteted, and recreate the original frame when being converted back to Cine rate.

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