Cantemo Portal 3.1 Increases User Efficiency and Control

Stockholm, Sweden, 20th February 2017 – The release of Cantemo Portal 3.1 features an increase in efficiency and better control for users. The latest edition of Cantemo’s Media Asset Management (MAM) solution makes it easier to view add, or alter media files held in the system. To watch an in-depth video demonstrating the features of Portal 3.1, head to Entire folders can now be uploaded via the web upload tool and users can also edit metadata independently or in bulk. Application of metadata as a whole is improved, whereby Portal can allow certain metadata fields to be automatically inherited ...

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Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017

Polecam press announcement For immediate release 2 x 300 dpi images supplied: 1) Polecam System’s new Autopod, shown here rigged with a remote camera and head   2) Polecam’s new Super SMPTE Fibre System Polecam Systems will be exhibiting at BVE Expo 2017 on Camera Corps’ stand #P14 at London UK ExCel, 28thFebruary- 2nd March 2017 Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017 London 20th February 2017 – Polecam Systems and Camera Corps (part of the Vitec group) will continue to develop their long standing symbiotic professional relationship by co-exhibiting with each other at this ...

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Dan Marshall Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand

Portland, Ore. – February 20, 2017 – Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that has selected its video processing solutions to power its new 4K video-on-demand (VOD) services. The agreement expands the broadcaster’s existing Elemental deployment with added video infrastructure to process streaming 4K content with HEVC compression. provides digital platforms and services for Brazil’s Grupo Globo, connecting online audiences to the diverse array of publishing, video and data properties Grupo Globo operates, including Globo TV’s broadcast networks, film studio Globo Filmes and over-the-top television service Globo Play. As part of its services, ...

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Skid Row Marathon Tells the Story of Redemption with Sachtler’s Support

Watch the Trailer: Los Angeles, Calif (Feb 15, 2017) – Every Monday at 6 am, criminal court judge Craig Mitchell leads a running group on a six mile run through the streets of downtown Los Angeles from Skid Row to Chinatown, and back. Together, he and the residents of Skid Row’s Midnight Mission Shelter make up an unorthodox running club. They train not just for the LA marathon, but to rebuild lives.  “Any perception that people who suffer from addiction or end up on Skid Row do not possess character traits to achieve great things in their lives is ...

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NAB 2017: Product Showcase: MAC Mini Workstations by JMR Electronics

JMR Electronics has absolutely created a very nice tool for the on-location shoot and post workflow professional! Introducing the JMR Lightning model LTNG-XD-8-MMDT! This self contained desktop/DI cart workstation is a monster! It is designed with the the cinematographer and post production personnel in mind that are looking for the ultimate in portable DI carts for on-location productions. The desktop unit provides front panel USB3, audio I/O and a media card reader, and the rear panel provides for all other Mac connections. The unit boosts a internal Thunderbolt connection controller and a 2-slot PCIe expander with an internal 6Gb SAS ...

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Post-Dubai VR Interview with Lewis Smithingham, president, 30ninjas

Shortly after his return from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), we caught up with Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas at CES in Las Vegas where he was busy shooting and producing VR (virtual reality) content for a number of the leading firms that were unveiling new VR products.  Smithingham had been invited to DIFF to discuss the potential for immersive storytelling in the region. Virtual UAE – Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas (2nd from R) listens to Michael Owen (l), ­ principal of Media Combo, discuss some of his firm’s VR experimentation.  Also on the panel were (l-r) Darren ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc “Amanda Knox”

Provides Foley for three Sundance Festival Award winners Westchester, New York—Alchemy Post Sound Foley Artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang, and Foley Editors Ryan Collison and Nick Seaman are nominated for a 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award in the Feature Documentary category for their work on the Netflix documentary  Amanda Knox. They share the nomination with Supervising Sound Editors Chris Stangroom and Tom Paul, Dialogue Editor Stephen C. Davies and Sound Effects Editors Diego Jimenez, Max Holland, Jesse Peterson and Oscar Convers. Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn for Plus Pictures and Netflix, the film tells the story of ...

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Ericsson hits 5G milestone with expanded portfolio

First to market with combined core and radio for 5G use cases, accelerating the journey to 5G with today’s networks Enables global 5G access and transport, covering all frequency ranges Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) introduces a 5G platform for the needs of the first movers in 5G. Communications are rapidly moving toward data-heavy applications like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality everywhere. In light of that, Ericsson is now first to market with solutions to enable today’s networks to evolve smoothly to the next generation of networks. Ericsson’s new 5G platform comprises the 5G core, radio and transport portfolios, together with digital support systems, transformation ...

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Revolutionary media management app receives a major update – Kyno 1.2

Lesspain Software, based in Frankfurt, has launched a second feature-rich update to its production-proven media management app Kyno. Kyno is a media management, screening, logging, organisation and transcoding toolset for anyone working with video and images. It supports a wide variety of industry-standard formats and integrates seamlessly with Adobe Premiere Pro® and Apple’s Final Cut Pro® X (FCPX). The 1.2 update introduces a number of substantial improvements to subclipping, transcoding and rewrapping, an overhaul of the FCPX export workflow, and a host of usability advancements and bug fixes, designed to make Kyno an even smoother and more powerful experience for ...

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24i appoints new Chief Markets Officer to accelerate growth

Brynhild Vinskei to join executive board of leading TV app specialist 24i Media, a leading provider of multi-screen TV apps, today announced the appointment of former Xstream executive, Brynhild Vinskei, as Chief Markets Officer. In her new role, she will head the global Sales and Marketing activities for the company and play an instrumental role in the strategic development, expansion and growth of the company globally. “We are delighted to welcome Brynhild as Chief Markets Officer at 24i.” said Martijn Van Horssen, CEO at 24i. “Brynhild brings extraordinary business expertise and marketing leadership, and is recognized in the industry for ...

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TVU Networks to Showcase Full Line of IP Video Solutions at NAB 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 16, 2017 – TVU Networks will concentrate its efforts at this year’s NAB convention around demonstrating its hardware and software ecosystem for IP video. A full range of current and new TVU solutions, including the MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount encoder, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and TVU Anywhere app will be on display in TVU’s NAB booth (C3739) this April. TVU will make its first appearance in the Central Hall this year, moving from its traditional location in South Hall. NAB 2017 runs from April 22 through the 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). ...

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Arizona Church Links Seven Phoenix Campuses with Clear-Com LQ IP Interfaces

Arizona’s Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) is using Clear-Com® LQ Series interfaces to connect its production intercom systems from seven Phoenix campuses over a secure IP network. Each of the seven campuses has its own mix of Clear-Com intercom equipment; all of which are now interconnected and operating as one system to create a seamless communication experience among its multi-site production staff. “At CCV, we are using the LQ Series to communicate with all of our campuses around the Phoenix valley,” said Andrew Gustafson, CCV’s production director. “The LQ Series has provided us with a cost-effective way to ensure ...

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Mariner xVu Now Monitoring Over 3 Billion Events Per Week

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Feb. 16, 2017 — Mariner xVu(TM), today announced significant growth in tier-1 operators who are looking for economies when managing new, interrelated services like TV entertainment, over-the-top streaming, broadband, and Wi-Fi. The xVu software platform is now successfully monitoring over 3 billion events per week, with over 40 million devices under management, providing operators with a solution that can manage both current and new offers simultaneously, with more agility and service visibility for the teams that build and operate the services. The xVu platform continues to take market share, with significant recent growth as operator ...

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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017

Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017 Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K RONKONKOMA, NY – February 16, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and ...

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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Broadcasts Latest Products at BVE 2017

Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will be exhibiting its latest tripods, fluid heads and pedestals, including the new arrowX Series of fluid heads, Combo Live Pedestal Series and Cineline 2090 System, at BVE 2017 (Stand J25). “BVE allows Miller to showcase its latest products to the London market, one of the great broadcast hubs in the world,” says Mike Lippmann, European Manager, Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. “We are sure that the new technologies we put on display, such as the arrowX Series’ revolutionary CB PLUS™ counterbalance system, will provide ...

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Award-winning Hotstar Online Video Ensures Premium Viewing with Elemental

Hotstar, one of India’s largest premium streaming platforms, has seen more than 175 million downloads since its founding in January 2015. Hotstar offers more than 25,000 hours of sports, episodic television and cinematic content programming in eight languages. Hotstar was named Apple TV’s App of the Year 2016 for India. “The Indian consumer today is at the front of mobile video. No consumer in any other part of the world has access to better options than the Indian consumer,” said Ajit Mohan, CEO of Hotstar. “Now we are setting our sights on shaping the connected TV experience in India.” Among Hotstar’s ...

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