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Phillip Grossman Goes Into The Exclusion Zone!

Philip Grossman’s seven year quest in the abandoned landscape of Chernobyl, Ukraine has the real life adventure feel of a Sherlock Holmes meets Indiana Jones. The Science Channel series, MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED: CHERNOBYL’S DEADLY SECRETS, premiering Thursday, August 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT is a must see so start making the popcorn. The series will have Grossman investigating the ...

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The Studer DIOS I/O routing automation software hit the mark and the overall  responses from industry professionals are very positive. The Studer DIOS is a streamlined design for broadcasters and media companies which rely on their broadcast workflows with the intent of eliminating any restrictions around current infrastructures. The key features of the DIOS overall performance include:  Management of I/O ...

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Quantum SureStaQ Streamlines 4K Storage

Video production houses across the world are diving into 4K acquisition. The camera product selections for capturing 4K are abundant and most likely you have purchased with the intent to shoot primarily in 4K (or at the very least, in the near future). Knowing that your post storage needs to be able to handle the large files and multi-stream processes ...

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Efficient Storage as a Competitive Advantage in M&E

I just read a blog from Adrian Herrera, VP of Marketing for Caringo.  He’s spot on about two of the major pain points facing the production/post production industry – the need to store content at little or no charge and the increasing pressure to deliver digital assets in the shortest amount of time, due to viewers’ growing expectation of ‘immediate ...

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Augmented and Virtually There!

The innovation labs are being constructed. Teams of designers and production partners are collaborating. Continuous amounts of investments are being contracted upon, and the fact that this booming complementary form of media has grown by 3x since last year (2016) makes Augmented and Virtual reality quite the hot ticket. This is not a cousin of the 3D mainstream resurgence or ...

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MAXON: Cinema 4D Release 19

The MAXON announcement of Cinema 4D Release 19 will enable designers to create faster, more stable, and easier workflows. The new release 19 which offers some new features that tags the company’s phrase “Tools for today, technology for tomorrow.” Provided below is the complete feature list from MAXON: Exchange: Alembic R19 Alembic module is now based on Alembic 1.6.1 SDK ...

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Weaves Big Time Sound

The true art form of sound design is definitely noticeable when watching movies in 5.1 surround sound. The art of creating, tracking, mixing, and mastering is truly inspiring when a team of sound designers work together in joining magnificent blended visuals with custom organic sounds which gives the viewer a memorable experience while eating their popcorn and candy in a ...

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Canon Burbank Becomes Reality

I recently had the honor of visiting Canon’s newest (12,000 square ft.) facility, “Canon Burbank” – The Professional Technology & Support Center located at 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, California and conveniently located near The Burbank Studios and Warner Brothers. Canon Burbank has all latest tech and what’s exciting is that this facility is open to the Hollywood community! What does this mean? Educational events, ...

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New Professional Service & Support Center in Burbank, Calif., Becomes Dedicated Location for Studios, Post-Production Facilities, Suppliers and Professional Organizations Continuing its support of professional clients in the filmmaking and still imaging communities, Canon this week officially opened its doors to its newest Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, California. Evolving from what began at Canon‘s original Hollywood facility, ...

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#NewTekInc : Sparking the NDI Video Revolution!

NewTek Inc. announced today some very noteworthy technologies that will certainly impact the NDI video world as we know it! NewTek has always been a front runner in the development of technologies that have reshaped our production environment and it should come as no surprise these technology advancements will be coming to a production house near you. The world’s first ...

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axle Video Raises Performance and Affordability Bar for MAM Solutions

This month’s company highlight focuses on one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, axle Video. Founded by industry veterans Sam Bogoch (CEO), Patrice Gouttebel (Product Manager) and Steve Ryan (Lead Engineer), formerly of SeeFile, in mid-2012, the company’s vision was to develop a MAM (Media Asset Management) solution geared to the needs of the many thousands of smaller video teams ...

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The Canon C200: Cinema RAW Light, No Problem!

The  4K Cinema RAW Light format in the Canon C200 has been receiving some very nice reviews since its release in late May 2017. The Cinema Raw Light supports 50p/60p 4K at 10-bit and 240/25p/30p 4K at 12-bit. The C200 has two SD card slots and a single CFast slot that supports resolutions at 4096×2160. The raw codec is supporting ...

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RED Digital Cinema: HYDROGEN ONE Unveiled!

RED Digital Cinema has announced numerous cutting edge technology breakthroughs in the past, and this announcement figures to truly be one that will not only impact the digital video industry, but also the telecommunications industry (Yes, you read that right, the mobile phone industry to be exact!).  Introducing the world’s first holographic media creation machine, that can be safely transported ...

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Shooting On Film Made La La Land A Work Of Art

Late to the game, I finally saw La La Land and was impressed and surprised by the original creativity of this film. Unlike other recent films released and churned out by the Hollywood film machine, La La Land possesses cinematic virtues that are unmatched in this creative wasteland we call ‘contemporary film’. As a film director and photographer, I relished ...

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Plura Broadcast: Focusing on 4K Flexibility

For a number of years Plura Broadcast Inc. has provided the digital broadcast industry with reliable high end performance technologies that meets the demand of application. The Plura 4KXpress UHD/4K multi-format video processor is the unit that simplifies operations and provides for the flexibility of future applications. Showcased during NAB 2017, the bi-directional 12G to & from Quad SDI (SQ ...

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Archiving Solutions at the 2017 NAB Show

At the 2017 NAB show, companies offering digital archiving solutions were prominent in the exhibits and conference program.  In the past, professional media and entertainment content was archived on film or analog videotapes. Today the options available for archive media to store digital content depend upon the preferences and existing infrastructure of digital archive facilities. According to the 2016 Media ...

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