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To Enjoy Great Content, It’s All About Delivery

“Second chances don’t come around all that often. I suggest you take a really close look at it. – Hank Pym, “Ant-Man,” Marvel Studios, 2015     Sometimes there is simply no right path to take.   This year’s CineGear at Paramount Studios featured some great content production tools  (cameras, systems, software) and informative sessions on producing great 4K, 8K, HDR, VR content.   Yes, and a few sessions on marketing your content in the brave new world.   A few weeks ago, people of all ages flocked to VidCon to hear how folks like Logan Paul, Mike Falzone, Joshua ...

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Dynaudio Makes Sweet Music With Its First All-In-One Wireless Multiroom Audio System

Dynaudio Music Family of Intelligent Wireless Music Systems Automatically Adapts to Users’ Music Preferences and Listening Environment GLENVIEW, Ill. — July 10, 2018 — Dynaudio today announced the North American release of Dynaudio Music, an intelligent wireless all-in-one music system with multiroom capability that seamlessly adapts both sound and music selection to the user’s tastes, home and lifestyle. With its sophisticated Music Now algorithm, the Dynaudio Music system automatically generates personalized playlists and makes them available at the touch of a button. Using intelligent digital signal processing (DSP), the Dynaudio Music systems sense speaker placement and noise within a room ...

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KDDS(FM) in Seattle Amplifies Coverage, PPM Reach and Audience Share with MaxxCasting™ System

Broadcaster reports improved building penetration and improved coverage across graphically shadowed terrain, while receiving positive feedback from listeners and advertisers CHICAGO, July 11, 2018 — KDDS(FM), a Bustos Media-owned station licensed to Elma, Washington and serving the Seattle region, has become the latest licensee of the patented MaxxCasting technology to increase its coverage-to-contour ratio immediately after going on air with the system. The KDDS MaxxCasting system deployment, which went live in late June, has solved the station’s greatest coverage challenges associated with graphically shadowed terrain and poor building penetration. The synchronized, single-frequency network (SFN) approach of MaxxCasting solves the coverage ...

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MILLER TRIPODS PROVIDE ALL-IN-ONE FLUID HEAD SOLUTIONS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHER ANTÓNIO MORAIS

PORTO, PORTUGAL, JULY 11, 2018 — When Sony unveiled the Venice, its first full-frame cinema camera system, Cinematographer Antonio Morais couldn’t wait to get his hands on it. Knowing his camera is only as good as its supporting platform, Morais once again turned to Miller Camera Support LLC, through EACAMPOS, the official local dealer, to put the highly anticipated camera to the test for his work on the Portuguese film, A Sound in Motion. The film, fully shot in the city of Porto, is a fictional story based on the way deaf people adapt themselves to normal daily life situations. ...

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Gravity Media Group further expands into North America with Proshow Broadcast acquisition

Gravity Media Group, the global provider of complex live event production services and solutions as well as mobile broadcast facilities, has acquired Proshow Broadcast, a supplier of mobile production solutions to broadcasters, producers and rights holders throughout the USA and Canada. Proshow Broadcast will continue to operate under its existing name and branding until it is integrated with Gravity Media’s Gearhouse Broadcast USA operations. Tim Lewis, who founded Proshow Broadcast in 2012, will join the Gearhouse Broadcast USA team in a senior role leading the product R&D effort. Proshow Broadcast operates seven HD production trucks that provide complete, field productions ...

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GLOBECAST IBC 2018 PREVIEW

Stand: A.129 IBC 2018 show debut Globecast Digital Media Hub for sports and live events Globecast is launching its new Digital Media Hub suite of services for sports and live events. By aggregating multiple virtualized technologies into a single ecosystem, the Digital Media Hub allows a live feed to be treated in multiple ways to create content suitable for cross-platform use, in both real-time or for use at a later date. The live feed can be used for linear playout or to stream to live platforms of the rights holder’s choice, including social media or websites. Using the same live ...

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Artel Video Systems Announces IP and Video Technology Training Program

Courses Will Help Broadcast and Networking Pros Transition to Media Over IP   WESTFORD, Mass. — July 10, 2018 — Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative real-time multimedia delivery solutions, is pleased to announce a new series of technology and solutions training programs aimed at helping broadcast video professionals prepare for the industry’s transition to IP and at providing IT networking professionals an understanding of video technology. The new courses are designed to accelerate understanding of the underlying technologies needed in the broadcast industry’s migration to IP and to facilitate productivity as IT and video workflows converge. Networking ...

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VFX Legion Completes Effects for ‘Superfly’ Remake

Producer Joel Silver and Director X Call on the LA Studio to Tackle 100+ Shots Designed to Amp Up the Impact of the Raw Violence in Sony’s Reboot of the Iconic ‘70’s Film VFX Legion created over 100 digital effects for ‘Superfly,’ Sony’s highly anticipated remake of the iconic ‘70’s Blaxploitation film. The deadline was only five weeks away, and the visual effects for key action sequences had yet to be assigned when producer Joel Silver and Director X brought the LA studio onboard. Legion’s team was tasked with producing a complex mix of shots designed to heighten the visual impact ...

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Sound Mixer Randy Sparrazza Relies on Wisycom for Capturing Audio of Reality TV Shows

FORT MYERS, FL, JULY 10, 2018 – For the past 15 years, Sound Mixer Randy Sparrazza has taken pride in delivering the finest audio recordings for his clients’ productions. Owing to his longevity in the industry, Sparrazza understands the importance of using world-class equipment. When he was tasked with capturing audio for the popular HGTV network show, House Hunters, he turned to Wisycom‘s MCR42S Dual Diversity Wideband UHF Mini Receiver System and MTP40S Wideband Bodypack Transmitter to ensure interference-free signal coverage. Sparrazza was first introduced to Wisycom by his friend and industry colleague Jim Dugan, owner of Jetwave Wireless and ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Larger-than-Life Sound for Superfly

Creatively orchestrated sound effects amplify car chases and action sequences in powerful remake of classic crime story. Culver City, Calif.  — Superfly is Columbia Pictures’ bold reimagining of Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime drama that defined its genre through its characters, look, sound and feel. Helmed by Director X and written by Alex Tse, the new movie transports the story of Priest (Trevor Jackson), from Harlem to modern-day Atlanta and reenergizes its vibe for a new generation. The movie’s sound team from Sony Pictures Post Production Services, led by Supervising Sound Editor Steven Ticknor, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording ...

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Red Giant and Premiere Gal Debut “Short Cuts” Training Series on YouTube

New YouTube series from Red Giant and Premiere Gal teaches brands and digital storytellers how to bring quality to their online videos, fast; tutorials to cover transitions, logo openers, titles and much more to make videos stand out Portland, OR – July 10, 2018 – Red Giant has teamed up with Kelsey Brannan, AKA Premiere Gal to launch “Short Cuts,” a bi-weekly video tutorial series on YouTube. In the new series, Kelsey will show viewers how to quickly up their YouTube game with tools and techniques for getting slick results, quickly. In episode one of Short Cuts, debuting today on ...

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Alkemy X Welcomes VP of Business Development Eli Rotholz

Creative content company Alkemy X has added Eli Rotholz as Vice President of Business Development, who will be based in the company’s New York headquarters. “Eli’s strengths in creative problem solving and content production make him a force in both business development and talent curation,” says Justin B. Wineburgh, Alkemy X President & CEO. “We know he’ll translate his incredible track record of success to Alkemy X.” Rotholz brings more than 12 years of sales/business development, strategy, and production experience, having begun his career as an independent sales rep for top firms like Ziegler/Jakubowicz and Moustache NYC. From there, he ...

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The Switch Supports Nintendo’s E3 Productions

LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2018 – At last month’s 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, commonly referred to as “E3,” Nintendo, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, relied on The Switch for exclusive distribution of Nintendo’s linear feed and streaming feeds across multiple, worldwide over-the-top platforms. Utilizing The Switch Access(tm) between outside venues and Nintendo’s Treehouse Live booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center, The Switch enabled Nintendo to produce and deliver the live content throughout the E3 event and beyond. The Switch also delivered the production to its Los Angeles NOC pool ports, where IGN, GameSpot and ...

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NUGEN AUDIO DEBUTS NEW PRODUCT BUNDLES AND ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO LOUDNESS TOOLKIT FOR IBC 2018

LEEDS, UK, JULY 10, 2018 – NUGEN Audio’s newly released post-production bundles as well as updates to its Loudness Toolkit bundle of products will be on display for the first time at IBC 2018 (Stand 8.D56). The Loudness Toolkit, which includes the VisLM loudness meter, ISL limiter and LM-Correct quick fix tool, will natively support track counts of up to 7.1.2, suitable for monitoring and limiting Dolby Atmos bed tracks in real time. Further updates to the Loudness Toolkit will include an additional alert and flexible gating options for VisLM to fully support upcoming guidance and internal recommendations from major ...

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Deadpool 2 Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio by EFILM’s Skip Kimball

Hollywood, CA – June 20, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that Deadpool 2, the highly anticipated sequel in the 20th Century Fox/Marvel franchise, was colored by EFILM Senior Colorist Skip Kimball using DaVinci Resolve software. The irreverent series, starring Ryan Reynolds as a wisecracking reluctant superhero, is unique not only because of its main character, but also for the style of imagery used to depict the dark world surrounding Deadpool and his adventures. Despite the fact that the Deadpool franchise exists in an adjacent world to the X-Men universe, the two have very different looks. With expansive visual effects and diverse shooting conditions, ...

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More Than 25 of Summer 2018’s Biggest Film Releases Used Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – July 9, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that more than 30 of the 2018 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and audio post production application and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected blockbusters of the summer, such as “Deadpool 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Blackmagic Design products were used at nearly every stage of production and post production on various summer films created around the world. DaVinci Resolve continues to be the go-to application ...

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STUDENTS AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY TV & FILM DEPARTMENT CLEARLY MONITOR ITS PROGRAMMING WITH MARSHALL

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JULY 10, 2018 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Mass Media offers its students more than traditional educational curriculum. The school’s courses provide a hands-on approach to producing news and informational programming, which is broadcast on the local CBS and FOX affiliates. As a longtime professor of TV & Film, Dr. Jim Dufek is the operations manager and production director at the University’s Department of Mass Media. In an effort to improve the quality of the department’s programming content, an array of monitors from Marshall Electronics has been added to the workflow to improve the students’ ...

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Frame.io Earns SOC2 Type 1 Compliance and Releases New Security Features for Enterprise Video Team

SOC2 Type 1 compliance demonstrates Frame.io’s commitment to offering security at scale; New Visual Watermarking and Asset Lifecycle Management features raise the bar for security workflows New York City, NY – July 10, 2018 – Frame.io, the leading workflow management platform for video, has made significant steps to strengthen security in media environments, announcing that the company has received SOC2 TYPE 1 compliance, ensuring customers’ data is protected. In addition, the Frame.io video collaboration platform now includes two new security features: Visual Watermarking and Asset Lifecycle Management, expanding security management to front-line workflows. “At Frame.io content security matters. It doesn’t ...

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