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Jyske Bank installs Workspace Backup for its online channel

Marquis Broadcast’s disaster recovery tool at heart of in-house production facility Jyske Bank prides itself on its innovative corporate culture – and rightly so. Back in October 2008, Jyske Bank was the first bank in the world to open an internet-based TV station – jyskebank.tv. Every day, this station brings financial news and in-depth economic programmes, along with informative and entertaining journalistic features from Denmark and abroad, all created using Avid systems. Jyske Bank decided to invest in Workspace Backup from Marquis Broadcast after a rather unfortunate RAID service error on their Avid ISIS a few months back, which meant ...

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IMT Vislink Receives $2.3 Million Contract to Supply Professional U.S. Sports Association With Live Video Transmission Systems

SARASOTA, FL, JUNE 20, 2018 — xG Technology, Inc. (“xG” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), whose IMT Vislink brands are recognized as the global leaders in live video communications in the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, today announced that its IMT Vislink business has been awarded a $2.3 million contract to supply live video transmission equipment to a major professional U.S. sports association. The order includes the supply of HD transmitters and multi-channel receive systems installed in arenas and configured to capture and distribute live images of in-game action. James Walton, president of IMT, Ltd, said, “We are ...

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NUGEN AUDIO LAUNCHES NEW BUNDLES WITH SPECIAL UPGRADE OPTIONS FOR EXISTING USERS

LEEDS, UK, JUNE 20, 2018 – NUGEN Audio, developer of modern tools for today’s production environments, has announced the release of six new bundles specifically designed to deliver its proprietary algorithms in inspiring, workflow enhancing combinations for music and post-production engineers. Bundles for Post-production Loudness Toolkit: The industry standard toolset is now updated to include the DynApt extension for LM-Correct. LM-Correct works in concert alongside VisLM and ISL to deliver unsurpassed quality and workflow efficiency. Surround Suite: A new toolset including Halo Upmix, Halo Downmix, ISL surround limiter and SEQ-S surround match & morph corrective spline EQ. From stereo to ...

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Film, TV Producers, Directors Want Benefits; Not Specs

One of the things we’ve noticed in watching the credits roll at the end of a film or TV show is that there are a lot of producers and directors listed.   When Aaron Semmel, EP (executive producer) and CEO of BoomBoomBooya gave the keynote presentation at the recent Creative Storage Conference in Culver City, one of the first things we noticed is that he’s just like everyone else we’ve seen on a set.   We’ve found today’s producers/directors are an optimistic lot; but then, with the seismic changes taking place in the industry, we guess they have to be. ...

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Russia’s Saint Petersburg TV Channel Deploys LDX 82 Series Cameras for Superior Image Quality in Live Production

MONTREAL, June 20, 2018 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied Saint Petersburg TV Channel—Russia’s leading media operator—with 12 LDX 82 Flex Cameras with extended color gamut and optional HDR capabilities. These cameras enhance Saint Petersburg TV’s live studio productions with high-quality content for news, morning talk shows and music programming.  Grass Valley worked with systems integrator DNK Corporation to enhance Saint Petersburg TV’s studio production services to encompass SD/HD/3G as well as SDR and HDR content simultaneously. With Grass Valley’s LDX 82 Series cameras and XCU base stations, Saint Petersburg TV can now manage any type of production, ...

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LynTec Eliminates AVL Power Complexities at Sterling High School

LynTec’s RPC Series Protects LED Lighting Fixtures While Providing Proper Sequencing and Power Control to Audiovisual Components LENEXA, Kan. — June 20, 2018 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, announced that its RPC remote power control panel series successfully met the AVL power distribution challenges of Sterling High School’s auditorium in Somerdale, New Jersey. Starlite led the system integration efforts, ensuring seamless installation of the RPC panels in the auditorium. Delivering LED fixture control, proper AV sequencing capabilities, and centralized power control, LynTec’s solution extends the life of ...

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IHSE’s Dual-Head 4K DisplayPort Extender Kit Increases Viewing Area at Multidisplay Workstations

CRANBURY, N.J. — June 20, 2018 — IHSE USA announced the introduction of new dual-screen capabilities with the Series 490 Draco ultra DP 1.2 Dual-Head option kit during the InfoComm show held in Las Vegas this month. The new 4K extender solution supports up to two 4K60 displays in one extender set. Packaged in a compact enclosure are two DisplayPort KVM fiber-optic extenders and an internal power supply supporting 100-240 VAC, creating a unique extender solution­­ for business and professional users focused on high-resolution imaging for command and control, air traffic control, visual medicine, and geospatial mapping. “Whether they’re in ...

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Sigma Provides Education and Inspiration to Local Photography Communities Through Its Nationwide Lens Workshops Program

Authorized U.S. Sigma dealers host hands-on workshops covering travel, portrait, editorial and urban photography with photo shoots at hotspot locations and guidance from established pros   Ronkonkoma, NY – June 20, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Sigma Lens Workshops initiative. Designed in collaboration with Sigma dealers around the country, the program will engage photographers eager to learn new techniques and refine their photography skills through a series of classroom lectures and hands-on workshops. Led by Sigma technical representatives and photography experts, each workshop session hones in on ...

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FilmLight introduces BLG for Flame at NAB2018

New plugin brings integrated creative colour to the Autodesk visual FX application, saves time for finishing workflows At NAB2018, FilmLight is launching BLG for Flame as the latest product in the popular Baselight Editions range. BLG for Flame is a Linux-only plugin for Autodesk Flame that applies a Baselight grade automatically, either from Baselight Linked Grade (BLG) files or directly from a Baselight scene. BLG for Flame applies a grade that has been authored in another FilmLight product – be it Baselight, Prelight, Daylight or Baselight Editions for Avid or NUKE. In its initial implementation for Flame 2018, grades can ...

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FilmLight launches worldwide colour masterclass tour

Global series of masterclasses on HDR, colour workflows, and new grading and delivery tools To help colourists, DoPs and the wider production and post industry understand the opportunities and challenges that HDR and new delivery formats bring, FilmLight is taking intensive and specialist masterclasses on a world tour. Dates are already set for London (15 May), Mumbai (16 May), Hollywood (4 June) and Seoul (7 June), with more to be added. In this one-day masterclass, which is free for registered participants, an experienced member of the FilmLight team will guide the group through some key factors that are changing production ...

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Baselight helps Donbass meet Cannes deadline

Gritty Ukrainian movie benefits from flexible Baselight pipeline, supporting fast delivery to enable premiere at Cannes Film Festival Donbass, a new movie by Ukrainian writer/director Sergei Loznitsa, is to be shown as a work-in-progress version at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Post-production was to a tight timescale – shooting only wrapped in March – and Bucharest facility Digital Cube used a Baselight grading suite to ensure delivery while retaining full creative control over the look. Donbass is a region in eastern Ukraine. The setting of Loznitsa’s movie is a lawless area, with criminal gangs in conflict with each other, with ...

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Brainstorm partners with Bluefish444 for its main demonstration at Broadcast Asia

June 14th, 2018. Brainstorm, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, will be present at Broadcast Asia 2018, booth 4P-01, showing the latest enhancements for high-end and hyper-realistic content creation using virtual sets, Augmented Reality and data-driven graphics, focused on its renowned solutions InfinitySet and Aston. Supporting Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O cards, Brainstorm will showcase a photorealistic virtual set presentation for Augmented Reality and broadcast applications, where the synthetic images will be undistinguished from the real ones. It will be possible thanks to the combination of the Brainstorm eStudio renderer with the Epic Games Unreal Engine, within the ...

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AIMS Welcomes PESA and Sobey Digital Technology as Associate Members

BOTHELL, Wash. — June 19, 2018 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced two new associate members: PESA and Sobey Digital Technology. “The continued growth in AIMS membership is a testament to the media and entertainment industry’s commitment to all IP workflows,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. “PESA and Sobey bring key insights into the needs of our industry and add their voices to our membership in promoting the media over IP technologies and solutions.” PESA is a leading supplier of routing switcher systems for broadcasting, postproduction, corporate, educational, cable, religious, and government markets. ...

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Red Giant Releases Comprehensive Training Series for Trapcode Form 3

Portland, OR – June 19, 2018 – Red Giant has just released a brand new Trapcode Form 3 training series, available free of charge on the Red Giant YouTube channel and led by award-winning filmmaker and motion designer Chad Perkins. The new training videos are the latest to come out of Red Giant, on the heels of the captivating short film “TANK,” created by ILM veteran Stu Maschwitz, and Dan “Hashi” Hashimoto’s “Cheap Tricks: Wakanda Form-ever!” where he demonstrates how to use Trapcode Form‘s OBJ Model settings to create sand sculptures in true 3D space. Part of the Red Giant ...

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Facilis Technology Deploys Hub Server at Notable Customer Sites Around the World

HUDSON, MA (June 19th, 2018) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that its Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing Facilis shared storage systems, has been deployed in several large and notable customer sites. The Facilis Hub Server optimizes drive groups and increases the bandwidth available from standard TerraBlock storage systems. It gives new customers a way to scale bandwidth through dynamic aggregation, and current customers a way to extend the usable life of older systems. New Hub Sever orders ...

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How Telestream Lightspeed Live Helped PRG Support U2 Worldwide Concert Tour

Nevada City, California, June 19, 2018 –  Los Angeles-based PRG (Production Resource Group), a leading entertainment and event production company, has been involved with staging dazzling concerts for some of the world’s best-known artists including U2, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Beyoncé, and Roger Waters for over two decades. As part of its services, PRG also produces video elements for live shows, including video walls and big-screen projection. To help support this service, PRG recently acquired three Lightspeed Live systems from Telestream. For U2’s 2017 Joshua Tree world-spanning tour, the band’s management team wanted to capture and archive all the live 4K and ...

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EditShare QScan Strengthens Commitment to Industry Compliance with Support for IMF Packages

Basingstoke, UK — June 19, 2018 – EditShare a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, announced today that the latest EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control family (AQC) of products, powered by the award-winning QUALES QC engine, now supports automated QC of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages. “The new QScan IMF release is yet another milestone on EditShare’s journey to provide users with next-generation solutions that meet the needs of today’s global production supply chain,” comments Howard Twine, director of software strategy, EditShare. “Although IMF is not a new concept, its broader industry adoption is on the horizon. Our new QScan ...

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Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver

Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.” LOS ANGELES— Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt is currently leading a team of artists in creating visual effects for the third season of Syfy’s horror anthology series Channel Zero. Mr. Wolf executive producer Mike Pryor says the Vancouver facility will provide local VFX support for television series ...

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