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RED Digital Cinema Host’s Live 4K Color Grading Event!


RED Digital Cinema and FilmLight are hosting a sure to be interesting 4K Color Grading Event featuring colorist Laura Jans-Fazio and producer Hameed Shakat from the Emmy-winning Netflix series ‘House of Cards’ on August 20, 2015 at RED Studios Hollywood, 848 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angles, CA. There will be two showing one at 4pm and 7:00pm! The exclusive presentation ...

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VR Tracking? Look to Free-d2 by Shotoku! #IBC2015

Shotoku Free-d2 Camera and Markers

So the next generation of virtual tracking systems by Shotoku will debut @IBC2015! The Free-d2 brings a new generation of tracking systems which do not require physical encoder devices attached to the camera support’s moving axis! The smart system is based on advanced algorithms developed within the BBC’s world-renowned Research and Development center. The Free-d2 uses simple ceiling markers that precisely ...

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The SONY HDC-4300: Three 4K Image Sensors!


SONY has certainly hit another milestone in their revolutionary camera designs throughout the years. Introducing the new HDC-4300! The worlds first 4K system camera to use three 2/3-inch 4K image sensors. The HDC series camera technology provides the ability to use the high magnification wide zoom range lenses (which support the B4-mount) while maintaining proper field of depth for live ...

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BBC Natural History Chooses Panasonic VariCam!


The BBC Natural History Unit once again chooses the Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS after a three month test shoot, which was supported directly by Panasonic and Films@59! The Panasonic Varicam series cameras is no stranger to the Bristol based Natural History Unit. The VariCam has been the camera of choice for NHU, with nearly 30 of the second ...

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Cinegy: Version 10 Upgrades Across the Board @IBC2015


Cinegy will be showcasing version 10 on its complete product line at stand 7.A30 and 7.A41 @IBC2015! Visitors at IBC will be able to see the first hand benefits and new features that this robust version upgrade has on 4K Workflow Solutions, Cloud Multi-Channel Playout Solutions, Enterprise Production and Archive Solutions, IP Based Broadcast Solutions and News, Studio & Live ...

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China’s first 4K OB Van


The Chinese based broadcast and media giant Jiangsu Broadcast Corporation has launched it’s new 24 camera, double-side expansion OB van which offers an amazing 29 workplaces within the confines of an 18-wheeler! The 4K OB Van works with 16 HD cameras, 4-4K cameras plus the added luxury of  4 wireless cameras. L-S-B Broadcast Technologies worked along side local partner NDT ...

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EC-50 Event Master Toolset-compatible Controller – One of a Kind

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Barco, a manufacturer of visualization technology, has done it yet again. You may recognize what they do as you sit in the movie theater – with Barco’s premium technology making it happen. The EC-50 Event master toolset, one of the Event Master series of screen management systems from the Barco Company, is a compact event controller that is very versatile ...

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Barco’s S3-4K Compact Processor – The Real Deal?

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The S3-4k Compact has become such a steamy topic. Everybody is just talking about it! That’s because – and I don’t think I’m wrong – it’s the next big thing in the world of AV. It’s certainly the real deal when it comes to technology imaging. The S3-4k Compact Processor from Barco is a screen management system – the first ...

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Content Tokyo 2015 – What’s in Store!

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Are You an Industry Professional? – Then You Need to Think “CONTENT TOKYO 2015” You will have to agree with me that the “content world” is evolving rapidly and the way with which content like web, apps, mobile, books, games, films, etc. are delivered is really changing, too. Whether you are an IT professional, media professional, technology professional, entertainment professional, ...

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InfoComm 2015 Wrap-up


What’s new in the audio and visual arena? Well here’s a clue, it’s just 3 hours up the road from the Broadcast Beat Studios… Give up? It’s only the latest audio/visual media extravaganza the InfoComm 2015 in Orlando Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center. If you just attended, then you saw firsthand the almost 1000 exhibitors from over 100 ...

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Sony – Technology on the Edge

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Sony, never a company to coast on its success, stays at the forefront of innovation for general consumer products and media professional products alike. The company seems to have a knack for holding onto tried and true technologies, as long as they maintain solid relevance while, at the same time, always staying at the cutting edge – developing newtech to ...

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Space (Black)magic! Interstellar!


It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the HAYABUSA II! Last December, JAXA (the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) launched its second mission in the Hayabusa line from the Yoshinobu launch complex at Tanegashima Space Center. HAYABUSA I achieved many firsts in space exploration. The mission wasn’t perfect, but it accomplished quite a bit, including the expenditure of over 1000 hours ...

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Enthlevel – A Game Show for the 21st Century


Karim Miteff, and his producing partner James Bethea are on the verge of revolutionizing the game show — again. Let me explain by describing a program that appeared on your Nickelodeon Cable Channel line-up in the 1990’s. In Nickelodeon Arcade, two teams went head-to-head on a range of gaming consoles for the right to go INSIDE a video game and ...

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Scale-out 4K+ collaborative workflow – it’s here, are you ready? That knock you hear on the door could be opportunity or doom

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 “The picture looks great,” uncle Bernie comments while perusing big screens at the appliance store, “but next week they’ll have Super UHD, then this TV is obsolete!” Those comments represent some of the most pressing problems… sorry, opportunities that face the content creation industry today. How do you acquire, post and deliver with a method that will produce content suitable ...

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Audio Networking in TV Production: Why haven’t we been using this before?

Audio Networking in TV Production

IT and broadcast convergence immediately summons visions of video and audio signals moving across the workflow and infrastructure of a TV facility. A quickly escalating number of facilities are transitioning from purely baseband distribution to audio over IP networking, efficiently routing multichannel signals between control rooms, production spaces and technical operations with a minimum of cables and connections. The value ...

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It’s Better with Barco – Like the E2 Presentation System


When you need the ultimate presentation control, look no further than Barco and its E2 Presentation System. The scalable and modular system architecture delivers 12 bits/color (36 bits/pixel) with 1-frame processing latency for progressive sources. The E2 is LOADED with features and functions needed for complete presentation control. Its 6G SDI input card has 4x BNC connectors that support the ...

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