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Corporate and Education Leaders to Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Education During Virtual Convening Hosted by Discovery Education

  Stakeholders Invited to Join Leaders from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Microsoft, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation on April 9th at 1:30pm ET for Open Conversation About Continuity of Learning On April 9 at 1:30pm ET, Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, will convene a virtual discussion between corporate and education leaders on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US education system. A full agenda and registration information can be found here. This unique conversation will be moderated by US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s ...

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Florical Welcomes Jeff Halapin as Customer Service Manager

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florical Systems is excited to announce and welcome Jeff Halapin as Customer Service Manager. Jeff will lead Florical’s customer service department, as well as oversee new system deployments. In his role, Jeff brings over three decades of broadcast engineering and operations experience to the department. Prior to Florical, Jeff held multiple Director of Engineering positions at Hearst Television and Manager of Operations position for NBC Southeast Broadcast HUB. Jeff will be responsible for day-to-day customer service operations and ensuring that Florical approach continues to be customer-centric. In addition, Jeff will manage all aspects of new installs and commissioning, ...

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Ambidio Offers Ambidio Looking Glass to Sound Editors, Mixers for Free During COVID-19 Pandemic

Company is waiving user fees for sound editors and mixer who wish to use the immersive sound technology as a monitoring tool and to prepare home entertainment content. LOS ANGELES—To help sound editors, mixers and other post-production professionals, who suddenly find themselves working from home, Ambidio is making its immersive sound technology, Ambidio Looking Glass, available for free. Sound pros can use it as a monitoring tool for theatrical and television projects requiring immersive sound. Ambidio Looking Glass produces immersive sound that approximates what can be achieved on a studio mix stage, only it is playable through standard stereo speaker ...

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Pebble Beach Systems Supports International Broadcasters Through Coronavirus Crisis

April 2020 – Pebble Beach Systems, the leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, has an unrivaled track record in delivering specialist solutions to meet the automated ingest, content management and playout requirements of the international broadcast community. During the current crisis remote access and operation are under the spotlight like never before. Broadcasters are looking for secure, easily deployed ways in which they can ensure continuity of service. For owners of Pebble’s Marina automation platform, the Auto List Loader feature helps ensure that programming isn’t interrupted, and that playlists are loaded reliably and automatically regardless of where the ...

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Zixi releases poll on Media Industry readiness in the face of the current Coronavirus Pandemic

Waltham, MA – April 5, 2020 – Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP, today announced the results of a poll of media company executives attending a Remote Monitoring and Management Webinar held March 31st, 2020. The Media Industry has been hard hit with the ongoing pandemic, especially with so much of the industry’s operations based in the NYC area.  With many inflexible hardware-based video infrastructures, keeping employees safe and at home while the show still goes on has been very difficult.  While its true more and more companies are realizing the benefits of ...

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Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio Mini v7.1

New and free software update adds new H.264 codec, new AAC audio codec, longer single file record durations and faster file transfers using Ethernet. Fremont, CA, USA – Friday, April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck v7.1 a major new software update that adds multiple new features to HyperDeck Studio Mini broadcast recorders. The new updates include a new H.264 codec that supports true interlaced HD formats, a new AAC audio codec allowing uploading files direct to YouTube, much faster Ethernet transfers of 110 MB/s and support for longer duration in a single file of at least 3 hours. ...

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9

Blackmagic Camera 6.9 update adds studio camera features such as remote control, tally and DaVinci color corrector to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Fremont, CA, USA – Friday, April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced new software update for its popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models that include powerful studio camera features. Now customers can connect to an ATEM Mini switcher and get control of the camera parameters, lens and tally light. ATEM Mini can control up to 4 cameras via the HDMI video connection and ensure all cameras are perfectly matched for a professional live studio workflow. ...

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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Mini Pro

Powerful new model adds a new hardware streaming engine via Ethernet, recording to USB flash disks and new multiview for monitoring all cameras! Fremont, CA, USA – Friday, April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Mini Pro, a new low cost live production switcher with all the features of ATEM Mini but now with extra features for recording, streaming and monitoring. ATEM Mini Pro includes a new hardware streaming engine to allow direct streaming via its Ethernet connection to YouTube Live, Facebook and Twitch. There is also support for recording the stream direct to USB flash disks in H.264, ...

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Red Giant Debuts Tutorial on How to Create a Forcefield

Aharon Rabinowitz utilizes Red Giant tools to demonstrate how easy it is to create a forcefield during this time of social distancing Portland, OR – April 2, 2020 – Red Giant has just released a quick and easy tutorial on creating a forcefield/watery surface effect. Now out on YouTube, Aharon Rabinowitz showcases his process of developing this effect using tools from Red Giant Complete. In just under 5-minutes, the tutorial shows viewers how to use a displacement map along with other tools to create a beautiful flowing, prismatic surface with refraction – all from the comfort and safety of one’s ...

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Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Concert Live Streamed with Events United and Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that New Hampshire based live streaming and AV production company Events United used a Blackmagic Design live production workflow to produce Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day live stream “Streaming Up From Boston,” reaching a total of more than 10 million viewers. For the first time in 24 years, Boston based Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys did not perform a concert with a live audience for St. Patrick’s Day. The band took to the internet instead and performed a full concert set that was live streamed via the band’s Facebook, YouTube, ...

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OWNZONES Presents Latest Content Workflow Technologies to Online Audience

Webinar includes demonstration of Connect™ SaaS platform that re-imagines the video supply chain in the cloud  OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies will present its latest products and technologies in a global webinar, taking place on April 7th, 2020 at 9:15am PST. The cloud pioneer will highlight the latest developments within OWNZONES Connect™, the next-gen content servicing and supply chain platform; FrameDNA™, the AI-driven content library consolidation tool within Connect; and OWNZONES Discover, a customizable B2B content sales platform. “With the understandable cancellation of NAB 2020, we want to give our customers, partners and industry professionals around the world the opportunity to find ...

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Ruptly Partners with TVU Networks for Video Delivery

Berlin, March 31, 2020: Ruptly, the award-winning video news agency, has today announced a strategic partnership with TVU Networks, the global online broadcast distributor. The long-term collaboration will allow media partners to receive Ruptly’s live transmissions over the internet at full broadcast quality using the TVU Grid platform – a faster, more intuitive and more cost-effective delivery system. The new partnership will enhance the propositions of both Ruptly and TVU by enabling them to serve new and prospective clients of all sizes. Using TVU Grid’s powerful delivery system, Ruptly will be able to switch, route and seamlessly distribute live content ...

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TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media & Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology – Zer0 Friction

TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media & Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology – Zer0 Friction Industry’s first multi-functional broadcast application which can be deployed remotely across all four major broadcast applications within minutes, providing broadcasters the greatest return on investment for maximum asset utilization Tel Aviv – April 1, 2020 — TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the Company’s ...

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VDX.tv Launches a Global Digital Video PSA Initiative to Inform the Public About COVID-19

Initiative is in collaboration with corporations, brands, agencies, publishers, and spokespeople VDX.tv, a global advertising technology company transforming the way brands connect with relevant audiences, today launched a digital video Public Service Announcement (PSA) initiative to help drive awareness around COVID-19 and to better help communities around the world cope with the spread of the virus. The campaign will enable corporations, brands, publishers, marketers, and celebrities to work together to help combat this spread. The initiative recognizes that this virus has and continues to impact communities globally.  VDX.tv’s video ads will be translated into several languages in order to reach ...

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Media Links Appoints Tsukasa Sugawara as new CEO

Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, has appointed Tsukasa Sugawara as its new CEO, effective April 1, 2020. Tsukasa was previously Chief Technology Officer for the Company and succeeds John Dale III, who will remain actively involved in the role of Chief Marketing Officer. John also remains a board member of Media Links. Tsukasa has been the CTO for Media Links since June 2014 and is a key architect of Media Links’ ongoing IP product development strategy. As Media Links‘ new CEO, his leadership expertise will help steer the company and its dedicated and talented ...

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Cloud-based Media Systems – From good idea to necessity?

Chris Lennon Open Services Alliance / MediAnswers We have been dipping our collective toes into the cloud-based world for media for some time now. To continue the analogy, some media companies have dived right in, and fully embraced a shift to the cloud in many facets of their operation. However, others have taken more of a “wait and see” approach, preferring to let the pioneers suffer the inevitable arrows in their backs, and make a later entry into this area. As an industry, we have always been quite cautious when it comes to big shifts, but once the momentum is ...

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NativeWaves Appoints Eva Wimmers As Its New CEO

Broadcast technology solutions provider NativeWaves GmBH is pleased to announce that telecommunications executive Eva Wimmers has joined the company as CEO. Ms. Wimmers has over 24 years of experience as an executive in the technology and telecommunications industries, most recently as President of Huawei/HONOR Europe and Vice President of HONOR Global. Prior to joining Huawei in 2016, she held senior positions at companies including T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom (DT). During her five years at DT, she was the company’s Chief Procurement Officer, managing a €30 billion annual budget and leading a team of 2,500 people in 50 countries. A founding ...

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GB Labs Appoints Howard Twine as Chief Product Officer and Announces Duncan Beattie’s Move to Chief Solutions Officer

Aldermaston, UK, 02 April 2020: GB Labs, the global leader in intelligent storage solutions, has today announced the appointment of Howard Twine as Chief Product Officer. Twine joins GB Labs from EditShare where he held the post of Director of Software Strategy for the QScan Brand. Twine’s experience spans many different sectors of the industry. Prior to EditShare, Twine was the Chief Operating Officer at Vidcheck. With a strong background in workflow and technology he has been instrumental in bringing MAM solutions to market as well as the first productisation of LTFS for the industry. At GB Labs, Twine will ...

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