Atomos Release AtomOS 5.1 for the Samurai Blade marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 11:16 PM - 3 giorni, 19 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Hillsboro, Oregon--December 3, 2013) Atomos have just informed customers that AtomOS 5.1 for the Samurai Blade is ready for download. The latest firmware now has screen color adjustments of Gamma, Y Lift and Y Gain and Canon C-Log users will enjoy the on screen C-Log color display. Additionally with one simple touch, users can switch instantly between Rec. 709 and C-Log.
AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 10:00 PM - 3 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape (Basingstoke, United Kingdom--December 3, 2013) In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
Ben Eagleton Builds Sydney Grading Facility Around FilmLight marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 09:37 PM - 3 giorni, 21 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Leading Australian colourist sets up new home for Baselight system (London, United Kingdom--December 3, 2013) Internationally-renowned colourist, Ben Eagleton, has returned to Sydney to establish his colour grading facility BE, in Surry Hills. Famed for his award-winning TV commercials and music videos, Ben started his new post-production venture in July 2013. With a wealth of international experience and expertise in grading high production value projects, Ben made a choice when kitting out his own facility to standardise on Baselight for grading, offering clients the flexibility to manage content in the most complex post-production workflows without compromising creativity.
Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin America marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 09:18 PM - 3 giorni, 21 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow XP-D Digital Cinema Servers and QubeMaster Pro Mastering Software Sales in Five Countries (Buenos Aires, Argentina--December 3, 2013) Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor postproduction facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema postproduction services in Latin America.
Stephen Arnold Music’s ‘The Six Strings of Christmas’ -- Featuring Virtuoso Guitar Performances of Holiday Classics -- Again Benefits Little Kids Rock™ marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 01:52 AM - 4 giorni, 16 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Reprise of Successful Release in 2012 That Helped Non-Profit Organization to Provide Free Instruments & Music Lessons to Disadvantaged Public Schools (Dallas, Texas--December 2, 2013) Little Kids Rock™ really does rock. A national nonprofit organization that’s been going strong since 2002, it transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools — and in a repeat performance that everyone will appreciate, Stephen Arnold Music is once again releasing "The Six Strings of Christmas" for the holidays. An instant classic when it debuted in 2012, 100 percent of the proceeds will once again support Little Kids Rock.
Fox International Channels UK Shows Cunning by Choosing Marquis’ Project Parking marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 01:52 AM - 4 giorni, 16 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Pangbourne Berkshire, United Kingdom--December 2, 2013) Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced Fox International Channels UK has purchased three licences for Project Parking: Marquis’ solution aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively. Project Parking will now be used to archive promos plus National Geographic long form content as well in the Operations Department which handles every UK transmission for Fox and National Geographic. “Like most facilities, up until now our short-form promo content has tended to be stored in various formats and locations including back-ups on tape,” explains Simon Brett, Director of Operations of Fox International Channels UK. “As in internal resource, this becomes an issue if one of our territories would like to re-use a promo for example, as the source material and everything needed to re-visit the content to edit it for a different geographical audience, is not stored in the same place. It is therefore, a time-consuming task to locate and supply the content. However, Project Parking will now enable us to back-up whole projects and restore them at the ‘drop of a hat’.”
CJ Powercast Purchases Pablo Rio with Neo Panel marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 01:46 AM - 4 giorni, 16 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Korean post and broadcast operation chooses Quantel again for 4K and UHD (Newbury, United Kingdom--December 2, 2013) Korean post and broadcast house, CJ Powercast, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system to support its move into 4K/UHD production for broadcast and multi-media applications. Equipped with the Neo color panel, the system is being supplied via Quantel's Korean partner, QAC Korea.
Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk" marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 01:29 AM - 4 giorni, 17 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan Selects DIONIC 90 Batteries to Power the All-Digital Film’s Production (Los Angeles, California--December 2, 2013) When faced with the task of recreating writer/director Kanen Flowers’ cyber-punk superhero world on screen for the upcoming all-digital indie film "Hero Punk," DP/Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan knew he would need a lot of peripherals to power up his rig. That’s why Rogan relies on portable power solutions from 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.
Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 01:14 AM - 4 giorni, 17 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fremont, California--December 2, 2013) Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. HyperDeck Studio customers can already record and playback in uncompressed, or compressed ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD formats. This new software update adds three additional Apple ProRes™ file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy) which provides customers with significantly reduced video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.
JVC Unveils New Simulation Projector, Alternate Light Source At I/ITSEC 2013 marted́, 03 Dicembre 2013 - 12:09 AM - 4 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Wayne, New Jersey--December 2, 2013) JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will introduce its new DLA-2400ZG projector with e-shift technology and demonstrate an alternate light source for projectors at I/ITSEC 2013 (Booth 1419), which runs Dec. 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The DLA-VS2400ZG delivers a 5.1 megapixel equivalent image via JVC’s proprietary e-shift technology, along with 18,000:1 native contrast ratio and a minimum of 900 ANSI lumens. It offers two HDMI inputs, as well as RS-232C and LAN connectivity for remote access and control, and its unique 120 Hz input interface means reduced image generator (IG) hardware requirements.
Hawthorne Direct Promotes John Pucci to Chief Creative Officer luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 11:16 PM - 4 giorni, 19 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--December 2, 2013) Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, has promoted John Pucci to the newly created position of Chief Creative Officer. Pucci remains based in the company’s Los Angeles office. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, COO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement. “We are pleased to recognize the contributions of John Pucci to our agency by announcing his promotion to Chief Creative Officer,” Hawthorne-Castro said. “In his new post, John will be responsible for creative, digital, and production for the campaigns we produce on behalf of our diverse range of clients. John’s creative vision and commitment to collaboration has resulted in outstanding creative productions for our clients for many years, and the development of the best creative and production team in our agency’s history. John has been able to accomplish this while simultaneously enhancing Hawthorne Direct’s additional channels of print, radio, and digital.”
James Cameron to be Honored with MPSE’s Filmmaker Award luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 11:13 PM - 4 giorni, 19 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Studio City, California--December 2, 2013) The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE),today announces that will it be honoring James Cameron with it prestigious MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, Los Angeles, CA. “On behalf of The Motion Picture Sound Editors, I am pleased to announce that James Cameron will be honored with our Filmmaker Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards ,” said Frank Morrone, President of MPSE. “James has always pushed technology forward to new heights to fulfill his creative vision. His films have set box office records. Titanic and Avatar , which he wrote, produced, directed and edited rank as the two highest grossing films of all time. I hope that you will join us for a great evening as we celebrate Mr. Cameron's achievements and contributions to the art of filmmaking.”
ALEXA In-Camera DNxHD 444 Recording With SUP 9.0 luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 10:22 PM - 4 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Munich, Germany--December 2, 2013) With the release today of Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for ARRI ALEXA XT cameras and ALEXA Classic cameras with the XR Module Upgrade, DNxHD becomes available in 444 for cameras with a DNxHD license. DNxHD 444 supports Log C, a key element of the ALEXA system’s widely embraced approach to high quality image acquisition. The new codec option reasserts ALEXA’s position as the most versatile and user-friendly camera on the market, offering a range of simple, industry-standard workflows. DNxHD 444 recording will be of great interest to the many corporations and production companies that work with MXF files and the SMPTE-standardized DNxHD codec, which offers high quality at low bandwidths.
Alexa Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 Released luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 10:19 PM - 4 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Munich, Germany--December 2, 2013) ARRI is proud to announce the availability of Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for all ARRI ALEXA cameras. In addition to numerous improvements to the user interface, SUP 9.0 adds a slew of exciting new features including new recording capabilities, new codec options, new recording media and expanded support for accessories. Improved ProRes Recording – Higher Speeds
RTW Welcomes Jessica Kell As Head Of Marketing luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 10:03 PM - 4 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Kell Will Oversee Marketing Communications for the Company (Cologne, Germany--December 2, 2013) RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that it has named Jessica Kell as Head of Marketing. Kell will draw upon her technical training as a lighting and sound technician and her media design experience to lead RTW’s marketing efforts as the company continues to enjoy rapid growth.
Adorama “Kicks Off” Holiday Shopping Season With the Ultimate FANtasy Escape Weekend Sweepstakes luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 10:00 PM - 4 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Enter for FREE now while browsing Adorama.com to win a football fan package that includes VIP events and the chance to see the Big Game, plus be automatically entered and save big on Adorama’s “Deal of the Day” special items! (New York, New York--December 2, 2013) Adorama, the official electronics retailer for the New York Giants and one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced its most exclusive giveaway contest yet: the Adorama FANtasy Escape Weekend Sweepstakes. Anyone can enter for free in the Adorama store or online. Winners will receive VIP tickets to the kickoff Celebrity Party in NYC on Friday, VIP access to the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge on Saturday, and then see the Big Game on Sunday. With the 2014 championship game coming to New York City - the home of the Adorama Superstore - there’s no better way to celebrate than with an exclusive sweepstakes.
Grass Valley Deploys First GV STRATUS in Hong Kong luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 01:12 PM - 5 giorni, 5 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow OneTV taps GV STRATUS, EDIUS Elite, and K2 Summit for cost-effective, multiplatform news delivery (Hillsboro, Oregon--December 2, 2013) Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.
Bona Film Group Secures RMB80 Million Credit Facility From Shanghai Pudong Development Bank luned́, 02 Dicembre 2013 - 08:21 AM - 5 giorni, 10 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Beijing, China--December 2, 2013) Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that Bona Film Group Co., Ltd. (PRC) has entered into a master credit line agreement with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd., a premier nationwide commercial bank in China. Pursuant to this agreement, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank has agreed to provide a revolving credit line in the amount of RMB80 million (approximately US$13.0 million) for a term of three years. The credit line will be used to fund the continued expansion of the Company's movie theater business. "We are pleased to add Shanghai Pudong Development Bank to the group of first-rate financial institutions who have partnered with Bona in our pursuit to become China's largest non-state owned film producer, distributor and exhibitor," said Mr. Yu Dong, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bona. "Our theater business has been a strong contributor to Bona's success in 2013, and it is a key component to the longer term growth strategy of the Company. At the end of this year, we will have a total of 21 theaters with 173 screens in operation and seven new theaters under construction. In the first half of 2014, we expect to open four to five additional theaters. We expect this credit facility to support our growth plans in these areas, and we appreciate the support of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and their confidence in Bona."