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USA Softball GOLD National Championships Live Streamed with Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – August 22, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that GlobeStream Media live streamed USA Softball’s GOLD National Championships using a variety of Blackmagic Design products, including URSA Broadcast cameras and an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher, to capture more than 500 hours of fiber channel broadcasts across nine softball fields. Held at the Heritage Yards softball complex in Plano, Texas, the six day long tournament featured more than 70 softball teams from across the United States competing in both the 18 and under (18u) and 16 and under (16u) age divisions. GlobeStream Media, a Texas ...

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New DPA 2028 Vocal Mic Aims to Change the Live Performance Landscape

ALLEROD, DENMARK, AUGUST 22, 2019 – DPA Microphones presents a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 2028 Vocal Microphone. The 2028 delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications. On a live stage, the 2028 delivers the same sonic qualities as DPA’s other great solutions. In fact, the 2028 needs no (or very little) EQ to sound just like you are standing next to the singer listening to their ...

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Alpha Eye solves optical image distortion in micro cameras

New company bearing distinguished Alpha Image name enters market IBC 2019, 13-17 September Stand 6.C28: A new company with a revered name, Alpha Image, will make its first public appearance at IBC2019. The company will launch with a simple solution to a common problem: optical distortion in miniature cameras. Common in sports – in the goalmouth, or mounted in a stump – and in reality television, miniature cameras are a core element in today’s productions. They are unobtrusive (even covert) yet provide a unique viewpoint. Other applications include wildlife filming and medical imaging. The challenge is that such cameras need to ...

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Insys Cloud Video Recorder

Insys Video Technologies to Unveil New Cloud Media Recording Solution and Expanded OTT Platform at IBC2019

Company will showcase new and established solutions in dual presence at the show – a dedicated exhibit pod plus demonstrations at the Amazon Web Services stand August 22, 2019 — Dübendorf, Switzerland: Over-the-top (OTT) video solutions innovator Insys Video Technologies is heading to the IBC2019 exhibition in Amsterdam in September with a powerful new cloud-based video recording solution and a two-pronged exhibit strategy. In addition to its own standalone presence in pod P03 (located in the walkway between IBC Halls 7 and 8), the company will highlight its collaborations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in demonstrations at the AWS stand ...

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Grass Valley Live Production Solutions Give Expert’ease the Edge

MONTREAL – 8:00 CET August 22, 2019 – Grass Valley’s versatile cameras have been selected by Expert’ease, to enhance its live production offering. Grass Valley’s solutions were chosen for their proven reliability and agility and will enable the Montreal-based audiovisual and multimedia company to take its production capability to the next level. Installation and commissioning of the new systems were carried out in collaboration with Grass Valley’s regional partner, CEV, a leader in multimedia technologies. Expert’ease has built a solid reputation for its vast experience and technical know-how in video, sound and lighting,catering to major IMAG events such as conventions, ...

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Switch Media Unveils VOD2Live for Easy Launch of Live Linear OTT Channels

Switch Media, a world leader in online video technology, has launched VOD2Live, a clever new solution that enables broadcasters and content owners to effortlessly launch custom dynamic live linear channels in minutes. Using a content owner’s existing library of VOD assets, VOD2Live creates a broadcast-equivalent channel with no need for playout software, live video encoding or to re-ingest the media. This greatly simplifies video delivery workflows, lowers cost and reduces time to market, while providing personalisation of channels, including programming and ads based on viewer location, demographics or viewing behaviour. VOD2Live may be used to create quick and easy pop-up ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Address the Transition to Wide Color Gamut at September Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization defining the future of storytelling, will explore the advent of wide color gamut and its impact on motion picture and television production at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, September 25, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. The wide color gamut provided by the latest HDR standards opens the door to richer, more lifelike imagery, but it also poses significant creative and technical challenges, especially during the current transitional period when most consumers will continue to view content on older displays and via existing distribution mechanisms. Addressing ...

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Nugen’s Halo Upmix Controls and Fine-Tunes Surround Mixes for Award-Winning Productions

LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 21, 2019 – For the past 30 years, award-winning Re-recording Mixer Joe Barnett has worked on a wide variety of high-profile projects including American History X, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Crazy Heart, When in Rome, Chronicle, 2 Guns, Luke Cage, Daredevil and The OA. Among Barnett’s most recent credits is the Netflix hit Iron Fist, for which he relied on NUGEN Audio’s Halo Upmix for his surround sound mix.   NUGEN Audio is integrated into every one of Barnett’s surround projects. “I love NUGEN’s Halo Upmix and use it every chance I get,” he ...

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C&I Studios Relies on DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio’s Cut Page for Social Media Deliverables

Fremont, CA – August 21, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that C&I Studios, a global content creation agency, is using DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio’s new cut page for faster than ever editing. Relying on DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio for end to end post production, including editing, color grading, visual effects (VFX) and Fairlight audio, C&I Studios created a video for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts showcasing one of its signature programs, Turnaround Arts, a school reform effort that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. Having worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, P&G ...

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Argosy Announces IP Networking and Fibre Infrastructure Wins

Over 350km of digital video and audio cabling, plus SMPTE-2022 fibre equipment, network connectors and rack technology delivered over 18 months   LONG CRENDON UK, 21 August 2019 – Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, recently provided a selection of IP and fibre-based cabling, networking and rack technology to support dB Broadcast in the IP migration of some of the UK’s leading broadcasters and media services companies. “We chose Argosy products, not only because of their consistency and first-class service, but also because they have the ability to make available large stock levels to enable ...

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Pebble Beach Systems integrates with Vizrt to enhance playout graphics

Weybridge, UK, August 20th, 2019– Pebble Beach Systems Ltd, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that it has partnered with graphics specialist Vizrt to integrate the Viz Engine into its Dolphin and Orca integrated playout solutions. Integrated channel technology can hugely simplify the playout chain for broadcasters by delivering logistical, space and cost savings. Typically, these solutions incorporate video server, master control switcher, subtitling, captioning, channel branding and more within a software-defined environment. But for many broadcasters the on-board graphics capabilities are no match for the high end functionality their chosen graphics tools can deliver. ...

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Two new lenses from Cooke Optics make Worldwide debut at IBC2019

Cooke Optics today announced that two new lenses will be making their worldwide debut at IBC2019, giving cinematographers and directors of photography more ways to achieve “The Cooke Look”® for their projects.   The new S7/i Full Frame Plus T2.0 16mm prime lens is currently the widest focal length lens in the S7/i range of lenses, designed for shooting Full Frame — including up to at least the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 8K (46.31mm image circle), as well as the Sony VENICE full frame digital motion picture camera system and the ARRI ALEXA LF large format camera ...

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Ncam to debut Ncam Reality 2019 to Latin American market at SET EXPO 2019

Ncam Technologies, the leading developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced the latest version of its camera tracking solution, Ncam Reality 2019.1, will debut in Latin America at SET EXPO 2019 on booth 159/160. Ncam is also reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region with the appointment of Leandro Luraschi to Product Specialist, reporting to Ncam’s Business Director for LATAM, Sergio Bourguignon.   Nic Hatch, CEO, Ncam, said: “This new release offers smart and efficient solutions to many of the common challenges faced by AR users, as well as providing a raft of ...

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ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 GmbH Brings Its Media Operation into the Future with Dalet

Austria’s top private broadcaster selects Dalet Galaxy five to power multi-platform production and distribution workflow efficiency across three channels Paris, France – August 20, 2019 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has signed a deal with Austrian private broadcaster group ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 to fully revamp their media operation with the agile Dalet Galaxy five Media Asset Management (MAM), Workflow Orchestration and Editorial platform. ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 is home to hits such as Austrian’s Next Top Model, iconic UEFA Europa League and international sports coverage such as National Football League and popular ...

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Reality Check: Lectrosonics on Set with Vandelay Sound Exports

Dallas, TX(August 20, 2019) — With offices in Dallas and Atlanta, Vandelay Sound Exports has climbed the short list of go-to location sound companies specializing in reality television. As anyone who’s watched such shows knows, they can involve a lot of cast members and therefore a lot of wireless audio channels. Proprietors Tyler Faison and Jack Cline’s choice for rising to this challenge is Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless® gear, including SMV and SMQV compact transmitters, SSM micro transmitters, the WM watertight transmitter, SRC and UCR411a receivers, and especially the new SMWB and SMDWB wideband transmitters. “We just wrapped the second ...

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Roger and Big Machine Announce Merger

Creative agency Roger and full-service production company Big Machine announced a strategic merger today that will expand the creative capabilities for their respective agency, brand, and entertainment clients. The LA-based studios will retain the Roger name and continue all operations at their newly renovated facility in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Representing Roger in the business partnership is Terence Lee, creative director, Dane Macbeth, creative director, and Josh Libitsky, executive producer; and Steve Petersen, director, Ken Carlson, creative director, and Sean Owolo, business development, for Big Machine. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark ...

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TSL Products Presents Latest Audio Monitoring and Broadcast Control System Solutions at SET Expo 2019

São Paulo, Brazil, August 20, 2019 – TSL Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of broadcast workflow solutions, will feature its latest audio and control solutions at SET Expo 2019, alongside systems integration partner Line Up. TSL will highlight updates to its audio monitoring offerings, including its SAM-Q platform, PAM-IP and its MPA1 lines. In addition, it will showcase its new IP Control Buddy as well as the range of Anything Interface Boxes. TSL will also feature updates to its PAM-IP line and its expansive functionalities beyond audio and video monitoring. The PAM2-IP is capable of monitoring uncompressed video and ...

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Francesca Milde Used Training at RSP Education to Launch a Thriving Career as a VFX Artist

Former RSP Student Returns to RSP as a Compositor   Adelaide, South Australia—A little more than three years into her professional career, Francesca Milde has already amassed an impressive credit list as a visual effects compositor. The Adelaide native, who rejoins Rising Sun Pictures this month after a stint with Luma Pictures, Melbourne, has contributed to such films as Alien: Covenant, Thor Ragnarok, Tomb Raider and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Most recently, she was part of Luma’s team for the current smash hit Spider-Man: Far From Home. Having harbored a love for movies from a young age, Francesca left home at ...

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