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LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation

Award-Winning French Director Brings Style, Humor, and Genius Artistic Direction to the U.S.  New York, NY — (February 21, 2017) — Commercial production company LightHouse Films based in NYC is excited to welcome director Romain Quirot, who will be represented exclusively in the North American market. Based in Paris, Quirot will bring his poetic, often light-hearted style of filmmaking to commercial and digital projects for LightHouse, expanding the company’s already versatile roster of directors. Quirot began his career directing music videos, giving his approach to commercial work a compelling sense of pace, style, and artistic direction that drew the attention ...

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The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group Leads AoIP Migration at BVE 2017

LONDON, UK, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 – The Telos Alliance announced today that its TV Solutions Group (TVSG) will be exhibiting at the BVE 2017 Expo (Stand E36) in London, February 28 – March 2 . TVSG will be showcasing audio equipment and solutions from Linear Acoustic, Minnetonka Audio and Telos Alliance Audio over IP (AoIP) partners Axia, Omnia Audio and Telos Systems. In 2003, the Telos Alliance pioneered the core of AoIP technology with the introduction of Livewire and more recently established the interoperable and standards-based Livewire+ AES67 protocol. Telos Alliance’s new TVSG unites the company’s wide range of AoIP ...

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Jünger Audio Shows High Quality Audio Processors At CABSAT 2017

Digital audio specialist Jünger Audio will be promoting its Smart Audio concept at this year’s CABSAT exhibition in Dubai (Booth 102, Hall 1) by focus attention on effective, high quality and possibly automated audio production, particularly in live broadcast environments. Smart Audio means investing in simple, reliable and predictable equipment that can automatically deliver audio content while maintaining the high quality that consumers rightly expect. The concept has already been adopted by broadcasters, including Input Media in London and the ARD Tagesschau television prime time news service in Germany. At CABSAT, Jünger Audio will show its full range of loudness ...

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ENCO Brings New Instant Media Playout System to Broadcast and Production Market

2017 NAB Show marks the US debut of the multi-format, cost-effective ClipFire solution for quick and simple video and audio playout in demanding live environments Southfield, MI, February 21, 2017 – ENCO plans to unleash its robust instant media playout solution, ClipFire, at the 2017 NAB Show, marking the US debut of its all-in-one appliance for playback applications in studio and mobile environments. Unveiled at IBC2016 and now shipping, ClipFire meets the market demand for an easier and more cost-effective playout solution without sacrificing reliability and flexibility. ClipFire’s streamlined, fully-graphical user interface is optimized for high-speed, touch-screen operation, putting professional ...

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ENENSYS NAB 2017 PREVIEW DOCUMENT

ENENSYS reveals real-world ATSC 3.0 DTT technologies at NAB 2017 Booth no: SU7813 and N328FP – the ATSC 3.0 Pavilion ATSCheduler – NAB 2017 is the first chance to see ENENSYS’ ATSC 3.0 product range on show following on from its successful recent deployment by Korean Terrestrial Broadcasters, including SBS. The company is highlighting two main products: its ATSC 3.0 Scheduler/Broadcast Gateway called ATSCheduler and ATSC 3.0-compliant IPGuard. As a broadcast gateway, ATSCheduler is central to ATSC 3.0 network operation. Running at the station or central headend, the ATSCheduler encapsulates the IP streams stemming from various HEVC encoders that deliver ...

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RASCULAR PROVIDES INTEGRATED CONTROL OF FACEBOOK LIVE VIA STREAMING ENCODERS

Rascular, software designers of PC-based video playout control and media management systems, has today announced that its flagship control software Helm can now communicate directly with Facebook Live. This allows a tight integration for broadcasters and playout providers between broadcast devices and streaming content to the dominant social media platform. Roddy Pratt, Technical Director with Rascular, says, “We have listened to the market and responded to the demand for operators to be able to control both streaming encoders and Facebook Live from a single screen. Operators and journalists can now do this effortlessly because Helm is designed from the ground ...

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Mobile Viewpoint places remote production solutions in spotlight at BVE

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — February 21 2017 — Mobile Viewpoint, the leading IP contribution solutions company, will be showcasing its remote production social media integration capabilities on stand G27 at this year’s BVE with product displays and technical demonstrations. Forming the centre piece of its presence is the LinkMatrix, a web-based monitoring and management platform that enables users to manage all devices in the field. It also includes a module that can send live feeds directly to Facebook and other social media networks. The platform can publish feeds from connected Link units and other encoders, using cloud-based encoding to ensure ...

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Sixty demonstrates the value of next generation live sports experiences at NAB Show 2017

Sixty have announced that it will demonstrate how it is redefining the future of television with a number of highly innovative multi-platform TV products, solutions and strategic partnership announcements at NAB Show 2017 (22-27 April). Sports viewership is currently showing signs of decline. For instance, recent Bloomberg analysis of Nielsen data shows that viewing figures for the NFL’s prime-time games in 2016 dropped 14 percent since 2015. While such trends are cause for concern for sports broadcasters and rights holders, the need for immediate access to live sports-based content continues to drive eyeballs, even if this is at a falling rate. These ...

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WCPMedia Services’ Kenneth Yas to Discuss Media Management on the Cloud at 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat

Breakfast Roundtable sessions will review new options for post-production outsourcing and dailies processing. HOLLYWOOD—WCPMedia Services Managing Director—Americas Kenneth Yas will describe how emerging cloud-based media management technologies are creating new workflows and new opportunities for production companies, post-production facilities and other in two Breakfast Roundtable discussions at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat in Indian Wells, California. In a session titled Is It Safe? Outsourcing for the Boutique Facility scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30 a.m., Yas will discuss how the cloud is enabling smaller post-production facilities to compete in a global media market by outsourcing ...

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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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w7QlgSDuhY. 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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Globo.com 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 Globo.com 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. Globo.com 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, Globo.com ...

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

Watch the Trailer: vimeo.com/191530706 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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