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Canon Lenses Bring Home a 2017 EMMY!

Canon lenses have a long tradition of being extremely reliable and have been the front runners in breakthrough technology innovation for a number of years. The innovations that this leader in digital imaging solutions provides to our field will be recognized at the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for its complete line of 4K field production zoom lenses. ...

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Paul Rodriguez 1952-2017

Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez passed away September 26th in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. Rodriguez was president of South Lake Audio Services and Vice President of Audio Services and Development at Roundabout Entertainment in Burbank where he oversaw post-production sound for projects including HBO’s Westworld. He was also a ...

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The 33rd Annual NAMM Show TEC Awards!

Mark your calendars and get ready for the 33rd Annual TEC Awards which will be held on Saturday, January 27 at The 2018 NAMM Show. This big time event begins with a VIP-only reception at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m., held at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased on site or ...

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Adobe’s Video Advancements at IBC 2017

Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services have some advanced innovations for virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock that will make end users extremely happy. All of these advancements will be available later this year and many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. “Video is ...

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Blackmagic Design Impresses at IBC 2017!

Blackmagic Design has several big announcements that will have attendees and end users extremely pleased. The announcement of Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfectly matched for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into any shots, seamlessly works with virtual sets and much more. Is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide and is priced at ...

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Take Control of Your Storage

by James McKenna, VP Marketing & Pre-Sales Engineering, Facilis Occasionally we get a prospective customer who has their mind set on a certain method of working.  This may be based on prior experience with other facilities, an old-school mentor who was set in his ways, or simply the most easily visualized process. It’s tough to change someone’s mind on what ...

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Alive with Technology: Reviewing Photorealistic Robotics

It’s likely that Citroen’s 2004 ‘Alive With Technology’ campaign will ring a bell. Directed by Oats Studios founder Neill Blomkamp, the short featured a Citroen that realistically remodelled itself into the form of a Transformers-like humanoid, before busting a move to Les Rythmes Digitales’ Jacques Your Body against a hazy sunset backdrop. The ad caught the attention of thousands even ...

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Bypassing Magnetic Interference: The World’s First ‘Mocap Anywhere’ solution

by Remo Sikkema Tracking systems are frequently used to record and resource movement down to the most minute detail – whether for film, TV, video games or even sport. However, there have always been limitations on motion capture set ups, largely due to uncontrollable environmental factors. Mocap developers are now actively testing the world’s first truly ‘mocap anywhere’ solution. The research ...

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With IP Interop Behind Us, Virtualization is the Next Step

By James Stellpflug, VP Product Marketing, EVS A historic shift for the broadcast industry is happening. IP is the beginning of a transition that includes, but doesn’t end with virtualization. This is the next step in the evolution of  IP and only when core aspects of live production like video production servers, switchers and camera processing are successfully virtualized will ...

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Don’t Get Left Out During Winter: the Importance of Quality of Experience

  by Richard Brandon, CMO, Edgeware Game of Thrones (GOT) and The Handmaid’s Tale have been keeping audiences on the edge of their seats – and not just because of the fight for the Iron Throne or the battle to escape Gilead. When GOT aired its season seven premiere, both HBO Go in the US and Foxtel in Australia crashed. Those ...

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A Step Closer to Lens Metadata Standardization

By Les Zellan, Chairman and Owner, Cooke Optics At NAB this year, a milestone in lens technology was reached when, together with our friends at Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony, Cooke Optics announced the industry-defining project to standardize the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology ...

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IBC 2017: Product Spotlight- InfinitySet 3 by Brainstorm!

The advanced features of the award winning virtual studio, InfinitySet 3 by Brainstorm will be exhibited at IBC 2017 booth 7C12 where it will be making its European debut. This outstanding virtual and augmented reality solution will incorporate advanced graphic features through the use of Aston graphics creation tool-set, so that the end user can edit, manage, and of course, create ...

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Turning Storage into a Competitive Advantage

By Adrian Herrera, Vice President of Marketing, Caringo The proliferation of broadband, cloud and mobile devices has permanently changed the access patterns of everybody in the new digital economy. Now, storage and the assets stored are expected to be available anywhere and from any device. Oh…and no one wants to pay for it. This is becoming a particularly challenging issue in ...

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The New Order: Changes and Challenges in New Content Production

By T. Alex Blum, Founder, Blum Consulting Partners /Los Angeles     In many ways, today’s multi-platform world of advertising content delivery may feel like a free-for-all, but out of all the confusion, there are only two identifiable universal demands of this new norm that are driving the production issues which brands and agencies wrestle with daily. The first is the need ...

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Planning Your Journey to the Cloud

By Jeff Rosica, President, Avid When we introduced our Avid Everywhere vision in 2013, the industry was facing a period of unprecedented change. The rapid digitization of the media value chain made it difficult for content creators to connect and automate workflows, and increased the cost and complexity of monetizing assets. The consumerization of content creation and distribution forced media ...

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Looking for the Perfect Shot? It Starts with Support.

By Elisabetta Cartoni, President and CEO, CARTONI (S.p.A.) My family has been designing and manufacturing camera support systems for more than 80 years. My grandfather Renato and later my father, Guido Cartoni, built gyro camera heads in the ‘40s. Back then, popular Bell & Howell and Mitchell cameras were bulky and heavy. Supports were mainly gear-heads on top of columns ...

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