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Harmonic at IBC2016

IBC2016 Exhibitor Preview Sept. 9-13 Amsterdam Stand 1.B20 Harmonic Pure Innovation Pushes the Boundaries, Bringing Cloud-Native, VR and UHD OTT Distribution Solutions to IBC2016 Technology innovation is critical as pay-TV operators and broadcasters look to deliver the ultimate video experience on every screen. At IBC2016, Harmonic will demonstrate its unwavering focus on innovation, accelerated by the company’s recent acquisition of Thomson Video Networks. Beyond powering today’s traditional broadcast and OTT workflows, Harmonic is the only technology provider that offers a clear and efficient path to the future, enabling operators to support the latest innovations in IP, cloud-native, virtual reality, virtualized ...

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CUESCRIPT BRINGS THE LATEST IN PROMPTING TECHNOLOGY TO IBC 2016

At IBC 2016, CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, will present the latest versions of its CueiT prompting software, as well as a wide range of professional prompting units, to Stand 12.F41. CueiT prompting software is Unicode compliant with multi-language and full bi-directional ability within a script. It is available in three versions: CueiT Premier for the entry level market, CueiT Production and CueiT News. The Production and News versions of CueiT are supplied with the CueScript CueB, an external device that produces composite and SDI video. The CueB can be connected either via USB or Ethernet. The ...

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Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom lens at IBC 2016

Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate the new 35-140mm zoom at IBC 2016, alongside a variety of Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lenses on Stand 12.D10.   The Cooke 35-140mm Anamorphic/i zoom is a true, front anamorphic with oval bokeh throughout zoom and focus with patented optical zoom. The new lens benefits from a unique combination of attributes allowing shooting from very wide angle to telephoto with a 4x zoom ratio and 2x Anamorphic squeeze. It features T3.1-22 aperture and anamorphic oval bokeh, and the colour and depth of field characteristics ...

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A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Creates a “Frighteningly Big” Sea Epic for Molto

LOS ANGELES—Sailors manning an ocean liner panic when they find themselves steaming toward an object of “titanic” proportions in a clever new spot directed by Peter Dietrich for Chapita’s Molto croissants. In a scene reminiscent of a blockbuster movie, the ship’s crew work frenetically to keep the vessel from colliding with a mammoth object looming before them in the frigid Atlantic. At the end of the spot, a panoramic image reveals that the menace in the water is not a big chunk of ice, but rather a floating pastry of epic proportions. The tagline proclaims Molto’s croissants, “frighteningly big.” The ...

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MAJOR U.S. TELEVISION NETWORK INSTALLS FOR-A PROCESSORS FOR WINNING RESULTS DURING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COVERAGE

  PRESS CONTACT: Sue Shores Marketing Manager, FOR-A America 201.944.1120 Ext. 104 shores@for-a.com     CYPRESS, CA, July 22, 2016 – FOR-A Corporation of America today announced that a highly acclaimed major television network installed four new FA-505 Processors to feed an impressively large video wall display comprised of several monitors in a studio, which was recently designed specifically for the U.S. Presidential Election Coverage, which began this week with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. While the FA-505 is often used as a general frame sync, it is equipped with an array of essential functions used in video ...

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Nozon and Chaos Group Partnership Makes Volumetric VR Possible Without a Game Engine

VR Breakthrough Makes Photorealistic Spaces Easier to Create and Move In; PresenZ Plugin to Be Shown During “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2016 BRUSSELS, Belgium and SOFIA, Bulgaria – July 20, 2016 – Today, Nozon and Chaos Group announced a technology partnership that enables artists to create pre-rendered, volumetric VR. Using PresenZ and V-Ray, artists can design spaces with free movement and full parallax, without the help of a game engine. Full immersion (aka “presence”) will now be that much easier to attain. Positional tracking has been a key to immersion for a long time; without it, the presence breaks quickly ...

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Rotolight Boldly Goes: Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with Anova

Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann recently relied on the flexibility and performance of the Rotolight Anova— an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight — to shoot the leading actors of the latest Star Trek instalment. Due for release in the US and UK on 22 July, Star Trek Beyond once again features Chris Pine as the iconic Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto, Commander Spock. With editorial work featured in publications such as Esquire, Men’s Health, Billboard, and a portfolio including shoots with Al Pacino, Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne, Barack Obama, ...

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Simply SMPTE – Happy 100 Years! @smpteconnect

For those of you not in the media trade, SMPTE stands for the “Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers,” of which I am a proud member, being a post-production studio engineer. And they’re celebrating their Centennial Anniversary by having Barbara H. Lange, SMPTE Executive Director, ring the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio – on Friday, July 22, 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. If you missed it, see below: “The SMPTE Centennial represents a wealth of technical and artistic achievement over the past century, as well as ...

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DPA Microphones Welcomes New Product Manager, Rene Morch

DPA Microphones, the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications, is pleased to welcome René Mørch as the company’s new Product Manager. Mørch previously worked for DPA Microphones from 2006 until 2009 as the Research & Development Manager. “We are thrilled to bring René back in this new role,” says Thorsten Reuber, interim CEO of DPA Microphones. “DPA has been experiencing exceptional growth and success in presenting new products to the public, and we are excited to continue this prosperity with René. We look forward to leveraging his knowledge and experience in the field ...

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LIVE STREAM LINK: SMPTE To Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell TODAY

SMPTE To Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell on Friday, 22 July In honor of the Society’s Centennial — in Times Square, NYC — the crossroads of the world! SMPTE will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the historic founding on 24 July 1916, Barbara Lange, SMPTE Executive Director, will ring the Closing Bell surrounded by many SMPTE members, volunteers, and staff. Click our “Live Streaming” link and tune in for the Live Stream on Friday, 22 July 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. 

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CREAMSOURCE+ LED LIGHTING RANGE MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT

Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company will present the European debut of the Creamsource+ (Plus) at IBC 2016 on Stand 12.D46. The Creamsource+ range that was launched at NAB earlier this year features a fourth-generation LED light engine, offering greater than 90 CRI/TLCI. The versatility of the ‘panel PAR’ provides a spot function from the panel that can be softened with traditional techniques such as diffusion, lenses and soft boxes. Creamsource+ is available in two sizes, the Doppio+ and the Mini+, with a choice of daylight, bi-colour, or tungsten on special order. Additionally, Creamsource Sky will also available for ...

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Les Moonves on Digital & Broadcast Advertising

Below is the audio and transcript from CBS CEO Les Moonves’ interview with Cheddar TV. “Cheddar” airs weekly on SiriusXM Insight channel 121 at 10:00 am ET. “Once again, we have to be looking at these new packages, these new bundles. They’re brand new. Sony Vue is sort of one of the first ones out, as was Sling.  CBS All-Access, we’re in our infancy.  So I think, once again, user satisfaction and user convenience becomes more and more important, and those are the things that people are working on. As you get your content, obviously you want it as easy as it could be. ...

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Live Box Digital Chooses Clear-Com HelixNet Partyline and FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom Systems

Live Box Digital, the live events specialist based in Orinda, Calif., has chosen Clear-Com’s HelixNet partyline wired intercom and FreeSpeak II wireless digital intercom to design and deploy digital audio systems for Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Intel, and Microsoft. The company has multiple HelixNet digital partyline systems with 40 wired beltpacks, as well as two FreeSpeak II wireless intercom systems with 10 wireless beltpacks. Clear-Com solutions were tapped for its clarity, flexibility, and reliability for real-time communications. Live Box Digital was established in 2014 by two seasoned audio professionals Jamison Valerio and Gary Zurth. Having worked extensively as ...

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silver dory productions Gains a New Perspective with Miller Camera Support Equipment

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, JULY 21, 2016 – When Glen Ryan, owner/manager of silver dory productions, needed a setup that could stand the harsh conditions of the Canberra region of Australia to shoot the feature-length film BRINDABELLAS | edge of light, he turned to the Compass 25 Sprinter II Carbon Fibre System from Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. BRINDABELLAS | edge of light is a meditative interplay of mountain light, air and water as these elements transform across the seasons – from clouds and mist, to rain and snow, to frost and ice ...

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