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MPSE April Sound Event to Highlight Real-Time Vocal Processing

HOLLYWOOD—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will explore new technologies for vocal processing in the latest in its series of Sound Advice events, set for April 26th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Matthew Collings, general manager of Edinburgh, Scotland-based Krotos Audio will describe innovative sound design tools his company has developed, including Dehumanizer, a vocal processor, and Reformer Pro, a tool for analyzing and designing sound effects in real-time. Collings leads the development team at Krotos, whose products have been used on such projects as Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Jungle Book, Far Cry, Doom and Stranger Things. ...

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flowtech Tripod Wins Coveted IABM BaM Award in ‘Create’ Category

A Highlight of 2018 NAB Show, New Awards Programme Recognizes Outstanding Solutions Spanning Broadcast and Media Content Chain  LONDON — April 20, 2018 — Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today announced that their new flowtech™ camera tripod technology received a coveted IABM Broadcast and Media (BaM™) award at the 2018 NAB Show. An all-new awards programme from IABM, the BaM awards celebrate and recognise achievements and new solutions in 10 categories spanning the broadcast and media content chain, from creator to consumer.   Winning top honours in the BaM “Create” category, flowtech is based on an ...

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Prism Sound Boosts Its US Sales Force With Two Key Appointments

Prism Sound has boosted its US sales force with the appointment of two new representatives – Eric Klein and Scott D Ray. Klein and Ray will promote Prism Sound’s extensive range of high quality recording products including the company’s flagship ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converter and Titan, Atlas and Lyra audio interfaces, all of which connect seamlessly to both Macs and PCs via a simple USB interface. Eric Klein, founder of Soul Tech Marketing Inc., will handle Prism Sound sales across the East Coast and Canada. Based in New Jersey and a U.S/Canadian dual-national, Klein founded Soul Tech Marketing in 2001 ...

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HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens

Coveted honor spotlights technical and creative ingenuity April 19, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened its call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award. Now in its 13 year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is considered one of the most important technology honors in the industry, spotlighting companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies. Submissions will close on May 25, 2018. Joachim Zell, VP of Technology for EFILM and chair of the HPA Engineering Excellence Award Committee, said, “Artistic vision is what drives the technical and engineering processes ...

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Deluxe Selects Hybrik for Cloud Transcoding

Provides outstanding throughput for newly launched Deluxe One platform Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) today announced it has selected Hybrik as its cloud transcoding provider for the new Deluxe One platform. Deluxe One is an open platform with modular architecture that allows the integration of Deluxe’s own technology and third-party, best-of-breed services. By using Hybrik’s cloud-based media processing, Deluxe is able to rapidly respond to customer growth and emerging format requirements. “Having Hybrik as a key partner of our Deluxe One ecosystem ensures that we will always have the capacity and quality we need to support growing demand in both ...

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Linear on Demand™ personalized digital streaming brings viewers and revenue back to content owners

            Bitcentral announces cloud-based solution in one efficient end to end platform NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2018) – Bitcentral, Inc., the leading provider of workflow solutions that maximize the value of media, is announcing at NAB its most industry changing product to date: FUEL™. FUEL is Bitcentral’s new digital platform that powers Linear on Demand™ (LOD™), personalized channels in a cloud-based solution. FUEL seamlessly delivers stories viewers are interested in, delivered when and where they want to consume them, across all platforms. FUEL’s personalized LOD streaming provides the ultimate viewing experience because it offers people ...

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Miller Tripods Expands Dealer Network in Canada with the Addition of L.L. Lozeau

MONTREAL, APRIL 19, 2018 – Miller Camera Support LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, announces Lozeau as its newest dealer in Canada. Lozeau, a family owned and operated photography and camera sales company founded in 1927, has an established history in Montreal. Its strong reputation has allowed the company to work with renowned photographers and has forged valuable partnerships within the camera support industry. “The team at Lozeau is proud that Miller has chosen our company as its newest dealer in Quebec,” says Étienne Ducharme, purchasing director, Lozeau. “We have strong roots in the community ...

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GPL Technologies Names Rob Di Figlia to Lead New Software Services Initiative

Former Autodesk exec will focus on building production pipelines “flexible enough to run anywhere.” LOS ANGELES— GPL Technologies, a leading technologies solutions provider to the media and entertainment industry, has appointed Rob Di Figlia to the newly-created post of Vice President of Software Services. A former executive with Autodesk, Di Figlia will work with enterprise-level clients in integrating software solutions in areas including high-performance computing, cloud migration and virtual production. GPL Technologies CEO Brian Terrell says that, with cloud computing rapidly changing the way the media and entertainment industry conducts business, Di Figlia will lead a group that will help ...

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Calrec partners with GSL Professional as official distributor in the Middle East

To continue increasing its reach in the Middle East, Calrec has partnered with Dubai-based GSL Professional to give extensive distribution across the region including the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. GSL is representing Calrec across the company’s entire product range, including its newly announced IP-based radio system Type R. GSL is a complete audio, video and control and lighting solutions provider with a broad roster of high-profile clients. The company holds the largest stock of professional audio equipment in the Middle East. It recently opened a new service centre where customers can get a hands-on experience ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Tour PHI Stoa Film and Television Archive

LOS ANGELES —  On Saturday, April 21, the Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will be guests of the Packard Humanities Institute and the UCLA Film and Television Archive for tours of the organizations’ PHI Stoa in Santa Clarita, California. Opened in 2016, the PFI Stoa is the second largest audio-visual archive in the United States and houses the archival activities of both the Packard Humanities Institute and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Its facilities include 120 vaults designed for storing nitrate film, and a larger set ...

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NAB and the Hunt for New Hardware, Tools for Video Creatives

Did I ever tell you to eat up, go to bed, wash your ears, do your homework? No, I respected your privacy and I taught you self-reliance.” — Professor Henry Jones, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Paramount, 1989     There are two parts of NAB – showcasing the tools for telling great video stories and, in recent years, addressing the challenge of figuring out how to distribute/monetize those stories.   Since the pre- through post-production equipment, products, tools and services are where all the magic takes place by shooters, audio and video editors, colorists and other skilled specialists; ...

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Award-Winning VFX Studios Milk VFX and Electric Theatre Collective Join Sohonet’s Virtual Workstation Panel at FMX Conference 2018

April 18, 2018 (LONDON)—Sohonet, the global experts in connected cloud services for the media and entertainment industry, announced that leading industry figures from Electric Theatre Collective (ETC), Milk Visual Effects, Amazon Web Services, Pixit Media and Teradici will be joining Sohonet’s Virtual Workstations panel during FMX, Europe’s premier conference for the digital visual arts. The panel, which will be held April 25 from 16:00–17:00 CEST, will focus on how and why VFX companies such as Milk and ETC are looking to host their workstations in the cloud, with a focus on block and file-based storage they require. Details will be ...

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Blackmagic Design at #NABShow. @NABShow @Blackmagic_News

Dan May of Blackmagic Design shares their latest announcements with Michael Robinson of Broadcast Beat. Blackmagic has grown rapidly to become

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Korea Content Platform Chooses Ooyala Flex Media Platform to Power Their Media Operations

Automated Processes and Dynamic Metadata Management Provides Visibility, Reduces Errors and Increases Efficiency Ooyala, a leading provider of software and services that simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetizing video, announced that Korea Content Platform (KCP), an American entertainment company offering K-Drama content, is utilizing the Ooyala Flex Media Platform as the unified platform to manage content and metadata from their partners, and automate the processing and publishing of content according to their business rules. This allows KCP to have a single source of truth for their media operations, eliminate errors from manual processes, and increase the overall efficiency ...

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IPV to roll out updates to Curator for Adobe Creative Cloud at 2018 NAB Show

Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC brings enhanced post-production processes, even when working remotely Throughout the 2018 NAB Show, media management software specialist IPV will be demonstrating enhanced integration with the Adobe® Creative Cloud® video tools. Curator for Adobe is an extension available for use in Adobe Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe After Effects® CC, key components of Adobe Creative Cloud, that lets users benefit from access to their Curator asset management system directly from within their chosen post production software. Using Curator for Adobe’s video tools, editors can take advantage of Curator’s powerful media asset ...

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AIMS Membership Swells to 96 Members Following MNA Merger

BOTHELL, Wash. — April 18, 2018 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that the organization has seen an uptick in membership and the number of members has increased to 96. Since the organization’s merger with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) was announced late last year, more than 20 companies have joined AIMS. The following companies have joined AIMS since the MNA merger, bringing the total number of member organizations to 96: ALC Networx, Attero Tech, Alteros Inc., Axis, the BBC, Bosch,Digigram, Direct Out, DongGuan 3G Audio Technology Co. Ltd., Focusrite, Genelec, Hangzhou Linker Technology, Luminex, LYNX- Technik, Mellanox, Merging Technologies, Ningbo Soundking,QSC, Suzhou FITCAN, TOA, Ward-Beck Systems, Wheatstone Corporation, and Yamaha. The former MNA organization ...

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The Pay-TV Show Selects Bob Gold & Associates to Represent Inaugural FierceCable Conference

Event Promises to Be New Meeting Ground for Video Programming Distributors FierceCable, the industry’s premier resource for breaking news and expert analysis of the trends shaping the pay-TV industry, has chosen Bob Gold & Associates, a nationally recognized high-tech media, entertainment and technology-focused public relations agency, to promote its new conference, The Pay TV Show. This multi-day event will take place May 14-16 in Denver at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The inaugural event will bring together leading cable, telecom, OTT, programming and tech companies to discuss the innovative technologies, strategies, and business models that industry leaders are using to compete in ...

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MAGEWELL at the 2018 #NABShow. @Magewellcn @NABShow

Mike Nann of MAGEWELL chats with Michael Robinson of NAB Show LIVE in a discussion about their offerings at the

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