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SMPTE Announces: New 2018 BOD’s and Secretary/Treasurer

The new year brings leadership changes to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. The advancement of entertainment technology has been with us for over a century and the SMPTE organization has always lead the charge in providing the industry with the brightest minds for SMPTE members and non-members alike. “The SMPTE directors for 2018 reflect the Society’s commitment ...

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Smart Home Solutions Are Coming in Bits, Pieces

“There are two dilemmas… that rattle the human skull. How do you hold onto someone who won’t stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won’t go?” Gavin, “The War of the Roses,” 20th Century Fox, 1989 CES is all about “things.” Things people can talk to; which, in turn, talk to other things as well as something ...

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IMT and Vislink’s Latest Satellite Solutions Make Middle Eastern Debut at CABSAT 2018

DUBAI, JANUARY 8, 2018 – xG Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions for the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announces that its IMT and Vislink companies will display SatWare, an embedded computing and routing platform and Motorized Mantis MSAT, a satellite antenna system, along ...

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2018 Creative Storage Conference Coming to Los Angeles

The 2018 Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) is now taking submissions for presentations as well as sponsorships and exhibits The 12th Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) will be held Thursday June 7, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (www.creativestorage.org).   For the 2018 conference we are seeking media and entertainment professionals who can add ...

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Pirating Video Content Is Sleezy, Not a Badge of Honor

“The world is a dangerous place, Elliott, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Mr. Robot, “Anonymous Content” (2015)     I’m not a big fan of shopping at Costco – one of the buy-in-bulk stores in the U.S. – because: We don’t have anywhere to store that much ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Hulu, Cream VR Take Viewers Deep Inside Monaghan’s Curious Mind

While Hulu is best known for its mainstream, award-winning series like The Handmaid’s Tale, the streaming media firm had an early interest in taking viewers inside their content with VR (virtual reality). Beating Netflix to market with a VR app, Hulu now has a rapidly growing library of VR shows. The recently released project, A Curious Mind, takes viewers deep ...

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Internet May Be a Human Right, Streaming Content Isn’t

  “We will tell the whole world, that we speak, the truth. No force can stop us now, we’re cool, we’re badasses,” – Harry, “True Lies,” 20th Century Fox, 1994     Have you noticed that most of the calls you get on your smartphone are from solicitors?   Other than that, … not so much!   Voice has been ...

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Content Production, Delivery, Viewing Can Be Targeted, Beautiful Or…

There are two things SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) conference attendees like: How to stay ahead of tech that’s breathing down their necks Standards   O.K., execs don’t like it when that technology seems to be disrupting almost every phase of their business; but the win is that if it allows them to produce stuff faster and ...

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VR Opens New Challenges, Risks, Opportunities for Entertainment

The annual SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) is a technical conference. You know, loaded with technical sessions where senior engineers from across the M&E (media & entertainment) industry catch up on the standards and technology-–the stuff they need to keep up on with the rapidly shifting content development, production, distribution and monetization landscape. That’s important with new ...

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Entertainment Tomorrow – Instant, Personal, Alone, Together

  “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain…” Batty, Blade Runner, Ladd Company, 1982     Soon after the release of the Blade Runner remake, SMPTE (Society of ...

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FX Taps IKA Collective To Create Groundbreaking Launch Campaign For New Installment Of American Horror Story

NEW YORK, NY – Your phone buzzes. The message is as simple as it is terrifying: “It’s time we free them. Will you help?” Such is one tantalizing clue in the groundbreaking 6-week interactive, multi-platform campaign for the new installment of FX’s anthology series “American Horror Story: Cult.” Directed by Ian Karr of IKA Collective, working in collaboration with creative ...

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Nick Gold Joins Panel at Big Data Conference

Presented by UCLA Anderson School of Management, Conference Showcases Insights from Most Influential Business Leaders Driving Industries Forward BALTIMORE – Nick Gold, Chief Revenue Officer and Solutions Consultant for Chesapeake Systems, has joined the 2017 Big Data Conference, presented by the Easton Technology Management Center and Center for Management in Entertainment and Media Enterprise (MEMES) at UCLA’s Anderson School of ...

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NUGEN Audio Previews Halo Upmix Second & Third Order Ambisonic Output at Inter BEE 2017

TOKYO, NOVEMBER 14, 2017 – NUGEN Audio, leading manufacturer of innovative and intuitive professional audio tools for high-end producers, post-production engineers and broadcasters, will preview a new version of its Halo Upmix 3D Immersive Extension at Inter BEE 2017 (in the Avid Booth, Hall 6 / Booth 6402). NUGEN Audio will highlight Halo Upmix second and third order Ambisonic output ...

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Good VR Content Isn’t Just Entertainment It’s Personal Experience

While studios and distributors around the globe push out new films, series, mini-series and content to fill the insatiable entertainment demands of folks; they just have a hard time figuring out how they’re going to make huge profits from VR (Virtual Reality), which seems to be a solo adventure.   But there’s a cadre of experienced, experimenting filmmakers who are ...

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Getting Smite Right: Deadline Offers Stability Across Stunning Cinematics

by Chris Bond, CEO of Thinkbox Software Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games – commonly known as MOBAs – have carved out a considerable niche in the gaming industry over the past several years. The genre, in which competitors seek to annihilate the opposing team using whatever strategy necessary, has amassed millions of players and cemented e-sports as a popular pastime ...

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