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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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Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow Captures Festival Beauregard

Fremont, CA – August 19, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicamera SMPTE fiber solution, featuring the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel, was deployed across the main stage at this year’s Festival Beauregard, and delivered live coverage of performances by Fatboy Slim, Interpol, Disclosure and more. Set in the grounds of the Chateau de Beauregard, and in its eleventh year, the festival is an eclectic mix of homegrown French talent and international artists spanning pop, rock, punk and dance. The backend video system and camera packages were supplied by F & G Productions. “We’ve been fans ...

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Gravity Media further expands in Australia with Chief Entertainment acquisition

Deal creates premier provider of live and fast-turnaround programming with studios and post-production facilities Watford, UK, 19th August 2019 – Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has agreed to acquire Chief Entertainment Pty Limited, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services, from Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. Gravity Media currently operates in Australia under the Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast and Input Media brands and this acquisition will complement the existing Input Media production centres in the UK as well as its Melbourne production and ...

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Grass Valley Enables Open-Standards IP Production for IBC TV

MONTREAL – 8:00 CET August 19, 2019 – IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2019 (September 13-18, Amsterdam), has once again chosen Grass Valley as its technical partner, selecting a comprehensive suite of broadcast production tools to support its live broadcasts from the show floor. The channel will engage more than 55,000 IBC attendees with captivating content, and be a working showcase for the industry march to open standards-based IP technologies. Four GV LDX 86 Universe cameras, that combine both higher frame rates like 6X, and higher resolution for 4K UHD into one camera head, are being deployed, alongside Grass Valley’s XCU Universe UXF base ...

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VIMN and ACCESS launch partnership in Germany to bring TV entertainment experiences into the auto industry

ACCESS TwineTM for Car system to feature MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon linear channels Tokyo, August 19, 2019 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and ACCESS CO., LTD have announced a partnership to make Viacom’s globally recognized TV brands accessible to vehicle passengers via ACCESS TwineTM for Car (Twine4Car) in Germany. Under the terms of deal, ACCESS is acquiring the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels available via ACCESS’ Twine4Car service will be a simulcast of the linear TV networks that VIMN makes available free-to-air ...

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Cartoni announces winners to the ‘Win an SDS Tripod’ contest

The contest drew entries from around the world Rome, Italy (August 16, 2019) – Cartoni, the Italian leader in premium camera supports for the broadcast, film and pro-video industries, is proud to celebrate winners of the ‘Win an SDS Tripod’ contest.  The contest drew entries from the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. “On behalf of everyone at Cartoni, we want to thank everyone for participating,” explains Elisabetta Cartoni, President and CEO of Cartoni. “We are thrilled to see the incredible photos and how people are using our gear! With so many great submissions, we decided to expand ...

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Summer 2019’s Biggest Film Releases Used Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – August 16th, 2019 – Blackmagic Design announced today that a number of the 2019 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, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production application, and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected blockbusters of the summer, such as “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “Men In Black: International” and “Rocketman.” Blackmagic Design products were used at nearly every stage of production and post production on various summer films created around the world. ...

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AJA I/O Hardware Helps Brainstorm Deliver Flexible, Real-Time Graphics and Virtual Set Solutions

Spanish broadcast specialist company Brainstorm is known for creating sophisticated real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions used in broadcast, production and proAV environments around the world. The company, which recently celebrated its 25th year in business, services clients from its Madrid and Valencia headquarters as well as offices in the U.S., Mexico, Singapore and Beijing. To date, its solutions have been installed in more than 2,500 facilities worldwide run by major broadcasters like RTVE, CNBC, CBS, NHK and RAI; regional stations; and content providers in entertainment, sports and drama. When its clients need flexible, reliable audio and video I/O, ...

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Spin Digital 8K HEVC Media Player Leverages AJA KONA 5 and Corvid 88 for Fast, Flexible I/O

Now that 4K production has taken off in broadcast, live events, sports and beyond, 8K and 16K production loom large on the horizon, prompting a demand for higher resolution video decoding and playback tools. Media solutions provider Spin Digital addresses this growing need with the Spin Digital Media Player – a high-performance 8K HEVC media player. Comprising proprietary software and industry standard hardware, it facilitates real-time HEVC/H.265 decoding and playback of UltraHD video on PC systems and has been used to transmit 4K, 8K and 16K video for large-scale event productions, broadcasts, virtual reality (VR) experiences and more. For audio ...

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AJA Gear Greases the Wheels at Janta TV

New Delhi-based 24/7 news channel Janta TV keeps Hindu-speaking audiences apprised of the latest current events via a satellite feed on networks likes Tatasky, Hathway and DEN. The channel has also recently up leveled its social streaming strategy, growing its subscriber base across YouTube and Facebook Live to a collective 100K subscribers (and counting). To help keep pace with the demands of its growing audience, Janta TV recently moved into a new, larger studio. Simultaneously it overhauled its technology infrastructure, selecting a host of gear from AJA, including KUMO routers, Ki Pro recording/playback devices, streaming tools, FS frame syncs, openGear ...

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Killer Tracks Partners with Composer Sebastian Robertson to Launch Sonic Beat Records

Initial release includes more than 170 albums of original music SANTA MONICA — — Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, has partnered with composer and music producer Sebastian Robertson to launch joint production music label Sonic Beat Records.  The initial release includes more than 170 albums covering a vast range of contemporary styles, genres, themes, moods and emotions. The entire collection is available now for streaming, downloading and licensing through the Killer Tracks website. The development of Sonic Beat Records builds on Robertson’s expansive and esteemed work as a film and television composer. Best known for his long ...

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