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Rising Sun Pictures Welcomes State Government Rebate to Foster South Australia as a Leader in Visual Effects Production

Adelaide, South Australia—The South Australian State Government today announced they will provide support to the film post production and visual effects industry in South Australia, by introducing a State based Visual Effects, Digital and Post Production [PDV] rebate. The rebate will be calculated at 10% of gross spend, which combined with the 30% Federal Post, Digital and Visual Effects [PDV] offset creates one of the largest and reliable rebates worldwide. The combination will enable film-makers to take advantage of a 40% rebate when working with South Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures [RSP] or other South Australian based PDV vendors. “We welcome ...

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Hulu, Cream VR Take Viewers Deep Inside Monaghan’s Curious Mind

While Hulu is best known for its mainstream, award-winning series like The Handmaid’s Tale, the streaming media firm had an early interest in taking viewers inside their content with VR (virtual reality). Beating Netflix to market with a VR app, Hulu now has a rapidly growing library of VR shows. The recently released project, A Curious Mind, takes viewers deep inside the science that created our universe; thanks to the host, Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost, X-Men Origins), and the creative work of Toronto-based Cream VR that has co-produced a number of immersive projects for Hulu. A Curious ...

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NextRadioTV Selects Dalet to Power all Channels in a Major Expansion and Consolidation

Dalet Galaxy to orchestrate entire multimedia production and multi-platform distribution chain of NextRadioTV for converged digital, TV and radio operations Paris, France – December 14, 2017 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that NextRadioTV is placing the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM), Orchestration and Editorial platform at the heart of a major new facility in Paris, France. The multimillion-Euro installation, spearheaded by Dalet Professional Services and configured on a single, agile, highly scalable and resilient Dalet Galaxy platform, will orchestrate all production, playout and distribution workflows for TV, Radio and digital ...

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TVU Networks Receives NewBay Product Innovation Award for New TVU Timelock Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –  TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, is the recipient of NewBay’s Product Innovation Award from TV Technology. TVU Networks has been honored with an award for its new TVU Timelock technology – which enables multiple TVU Transmitters to synchronize together at a set latency, allowing mobile and wireless At-home/REMI productions without being tethered. With TVU Timelock, broadcasters are able to do more live video production at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-location multi-camera production, which typically requires much more equipment and personnel. TVU Networks introduced TVU Timelock ...

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Timecode Systems Announces Shipping of New SyncBac PRO for GoPro HERO6

WORCESTER, U.K. — Dec. 15, 2017 — Timecode Systems Limited today announced that the SyncBac PRO for GoPro® HERO6 is shipping. The new, wireless, and embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro HERO6 Black action cameras is now in stock and available to order worldwide. Since first launching the SyncBac PRO range in 2016, Timecode Systems’ wireless sync solution for GoPro action cameras has been enthusiastically adopted by film and television crews around the world. From high-action productions such as “The Grand Tour” and “Gold Rush,” to self-shot shows such as “The Island with Bear Grylls,” to fly-on-the-wall programmes such as ...

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XTRMX Integrates with the Avid MediaCentral Platform

XTRMX enters into an Avid Alliance Partner Agreement paving the way for a compelling new offering for Avid customers Beer-Sheva, Israel – December 6, 2017 – XTRMX, a leading innovator in remote collaborative video editing and review solutions, announced today that they have signed an Alliance Sales Agreement with Avid®. As an Avid Alliance Partner, XTRMX has integrated its next-generation product portfolio, which includes the innovative, xView multi-user video review, and ediX remote editing, with Avid MediaCentral® and Avid Media Composer®. The groundbreaking new workflow facilitates multi-user access and native control of media assets via XTRMX. An industry first, multiple users – producers, clients, editors and assistant editors ...

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2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X SSD Flash Shipping

Incredible doubling of capacity options for Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina WOODSTOCK, IL – December 14, 2017 – Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC solutions company, announces Aura Pro X SSD Flash upgrade availability to now include the 2.0TB model, providing up to an incredible 16X more capacity than an existing Apple factory drive as well as twice the maximum capacity option ever available for these powerful Apple systems. Not only does the Aura Pro X provide exceptional storage capacity, it delivers the speed and capability to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s ...

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OWC Launches Thunderbolt 3 Family at CES

OWC will showcase the best in storage and connectivity solutions, and kick off its 30th anniversary celebration at the show. Woodstock, IL – December 15, 2017 OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, will introduce and demonstrate an entire new family of ground-breaking Thunderbolt™ 3-integrated products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. OWC’s management team and Founder/CEO Larry O’Connor will attend CES Unveiled on January 7th, and the products will be displayed in OWC’s hospitality suite located in the Palazzo Hotel throughout the show.   The new products will launch officially on January 8th, and ...

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Internet May Be a Human Right, Streaming Content Isn’t

  “We will tell the whole world, that we speak, the truth. No force can stop us now, we’re cool, we’re badasses,” – Harry, “True Lies,” 20th Century Fox, 1994     Have you noticed that most of the calls you get on your smartphone are from solicitors?   Other than that, … not so much!   Voice has been flat for years.   The mobile everything is so embedded in our lives that this holiday season nearly 40 percent of the online purchase were made using smartphones.   Throughout the rest of the year apps, games have been good ...

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NUGEN Audio Delivers Immersive Update for Halo Upmix Second & Third Order Ambisonic Output, Auro-3D Now Available

LEEDS, UK, DECEMBER 14, 2017 – NUGEN Audio announces that the latest updates to its Halo Upmix 3D Immersive Extension are now available. Halo Upmix now enables second and third order Ambisonic output and support for AmbiX and FuMa formats ideal for 360 video VR and other immersive audio content. The updated version, including second and third order Ambisonic output and Auro-3D support is available now. “Having launched first order Ambisonic output in July, and previewing second and third order Ambisonic output at AES/NAB New York earlier this Fall, we are excited to get these new upgrades in the hands ...

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Wisycom Performs Outstanding Audio Feats for Cirque du Soleil: Volta

TORONTO, DECEMBER 14, 2017 – When independent Sound Designer Jean-Michel Caron was tasked with the challenge of providing impeccable sound for the new Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA Big Top touring production, he knew that Wisycom would be the perfect fit. Caron relied heavily on the company’s wireless microphone transmitters and receivers, and in-ear receivers for his wireless and RF needs. VOLTA, the latest creation from Cirque du Soleil, tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a ...

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Cattleya Selects WCPMedia Services to Turbo-charge Media Management for “Gomorrah”

Rome —  The international crime drama Gomorrah is the latest television production to choose WCPMedia Services for media management. A co-production of SKY, Cattleya and Fandango, the show is using WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform to manage delivery of show assets from its editorial team to showrunners, and to visual effects, sound and post-production service providers. Now in its third season, Gomorrah is based on the novel by renowned journalist Roberto Saviano and focuses on mob violence in Naples. With a cast of gangsters, drug dealers and ordinary people, the show paints a gritty portrait of street-level crime and its hierarchical organization as ...

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Leading Broadcasters Discuss Challenges and Strategies at Recent Pebble Beach Systems Customer Advisory Event

Weybridge, UK and Broomfield, CO., USA, December 14th, 2017 – The annual Pebble Beach Systems customer advisory event was recently held in Amsterdam and was well attended by a veritable who’s who of broadcasters and content distributors. Topics ranged from the health of linear workflows, the latest IP challenges, and of course virtualization, the cloud and security. Pebble enjoyed record order intake in the first half of 2017 and a significant number of new customers from new territories were in attendance as a result. All attendees agreed that 2018 promises to be an interesting year as key concerns and trends continue ...

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AIMS and MNA Announce Merger

BOTHELL, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2017 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that it is merging with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) to form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and entertainment industry. The merger comes after a two-year history of collaboration, and it will enable the organizations to have an even greater impact on the industries they serve. The new joint organization will retain the AIMS name and will be governed by the existing AIMS bylaws. Like AIMS, MNA exists to promote a standards-based approach to IP interoperability. MNA is focused ...

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Sonoris Inks Distribution Deal With Plugivery

DAMWALD, The Netherlands — Dec. 14, 2017 — Sonoris, a global provider of high-end audio products for recording and mastering, today announced a distribution partnership with Plugivery, a leading distributor of audio software, plug-ins, and sound libraries via electronic download delivery. As a result, recording and mastering professionals can now download the complete line of Sonoris professional audio plug-ins and stand-alone DDP solutions from thousands of Plugivery-affiliated professional audio resellers worldwide. “Sonoris exists to make life easier for the people who make music, and the more accessible our software tools are, the better it will be for the people we ...

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IPE Partners with AVC Group

IPE today announced a new partnership with Auckland New Zealand-based AVC Group. AVC will represent IPE as a reseller of IPE’s Intelligent Display Systems (IDS) and other products throughout New Zealand, Australia, India, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. AVC Group CEO Justin Hall said, “We partner with like-minded companies who deliver best of breed products that we see as having demonstrable, real-world benefits to end users and fit the 360° Broadcast and Livewire+ strategies we follow. IPE, in the form of IDS, its Remora 5 display processor, and TS5 touchscreens, along with its integration with our partners Broadcast ...

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ELEMENTS Adds Eric Thorne to Growing North American Team as VP Sales Americas

Burbank, CA: ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, has added Eric Thorne to its growing North American team as its VP Sales Americas. Thorne joins ELEMENTS with over 25 years of sales experience in the media & entertainment market sector. His responsibilities, effective immediately, include supporting existing customers,  developing new business targets and sectors, and expanding the reseller channel in the USA, Canada, and Latin America, “We are delighted to welcome Eric to our growing operations at ELEMENTS,” says André Kamps, CEO at ELEMENTS. “Eric’s vast experience will be a valuable asset as we ...

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Globecast promotes Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces the promotion of Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He will replace Philippe Fort, who previously held that role for 16 years before announcing his retirement earlier this year. Merle joined Globecast in January 2017 as CTO, ensuring that the company’s technical and economic approach with clients is aligned with the latest industry developments. He will continue to carry out that role. In his new post, Merle is responsible for driving operations globally across distribution, contribution and media management to ensure the highest level of service for Globecast customers. He ...

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