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Lectrosonics Announces the Passing of Howard Kaufman

Rio Rancho, NM (February 28, 2020) — It is with great sadness that Lectrosonics mourns the passing of a member of its immediate family, longtime Northeastern Technical Sales Representative Howard Kaufman, on February 27, 2020. A 23-year veteran of Lectrosonics, Kaufman was working as an engineer at the United Nations designing systems for broadcast and conference facilities when he met Gordon Moore, who was Kaufmann’s primary technical support at Lectrosonics. Getting to know Howard inspired Moore to offer him a position at Lectrosonics. “Howard loved providing technical support throughout the Northeast US and loved going to Europe for trade shows. ...

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Shotoku USA to Exhibit Manual Camera Support Solutions at NAB 2020

Shotoku USA to Exhibit Manual Camera Support Solutions at NAB 2020 Highlights will feature entry-level tripods, studio pedestals and pan/tilt heads Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 12, 2020 — Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, will highlight a complement of manual support solutions at NAB 2020 in Booth C 9108 targeting a wide-range of applications. The international leader in the manufacture and marketing of camera support products will display a line-up that includes an addition to the recently launched SX200/260 ENG/EFP systems; the affordable, entry-level SD & SE tripod series, and the universally successful TP500/SX300 studio pedestal/head combination. ...

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Veteran Sound Mixer Chris Howland Saves Shoot After Shoot with Lectrosonics

Los Angeles, CA (February 26, 2020) — One look at production sound mixer Chris Howland’s résumé, and it is evident that he is a seasoned veteran of films, TV series, and second-unit shoots of all kinds. Howland finds himself adapting on a near-daily basis to different locations, directors, crews, and talent. Recently, he manned the audio cart on shoots for the space epic Ad Astra, Jordan Peele’s horror masterpiece Us, and Dennis Villeneuve’s upcoming remake of Dune. To ensure that he can drop into any production on a moment’s notice and perform like he’s been there all along, Howland packs ...

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Seth Worley and Red Giant Subvert the Horror Film Genre in New Film “Darker Colors”

Portland, OR – February 27, 2019 – Red Giant, the VFX and motion graphics software company that has produced hit short films for YouTube, has just released a brand new horror short directed by Seth Worley titled, “Darker Colors.” Clocking in at just over 10 minutes, “Darker Colors,” a proof-of-concept film packed with a fresh and new twist on the horror genre, is now streaming on YouTube.  WATCH NOW: “Darker Colors” Written and directed by Seth Worley, director of short film content at Red Giant and co-founder of Plot Devices, and produced by Anne Fogerty, Worley’s counterpart / co-founder of ...

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Digital Anarchy Transcriptive™ Software with Prepaid Minutes Reduces Transcription Costs for Adobe Premiere Pro Editors

Transcriptive’s Prepaid Minutes Feature Reduces Transcriptions Costs by 50%, to $2.40/hour    Digital Anarchy (www.digitalanarchy.com) today announced a new Prepaid Minutes feature for its Transcriptive software for Adobe Premiere Pro. By prepaying, video editors can reduce the cost of the AI-enabled video transcription service by 50%. Transcriptive from Digital Anarchy is an automated, intelligent transcription plugin for Premiere Pro editors specifically designed to automatically transcribe video using multiple speech and natural language processing engines with unparalleled accuracy.   The newest version of Digital Anarchy Transcriptive, released today, includes a new Prepaid Minutes package that allows users to purchase transcribing credits ...

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Mediaproxy to demonstrate full LogServer functionality at CABSAT 2020

Monitoring, analysis and interactive features of the IP logging and compliance platform will be shown at the satellite, media and broadcast show in Dubai Melbourne, Australia: 27 February 2020 – Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, will show the latest upgrades to its LogServer IP logging, monitoring and analysis system on booth A4-10 during CABSAT 2020 from 31 March to 2 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre. CABSAT is the leading broadcast, satellite and content exhibition for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia markets. The show is a major draw for manufacturers of production, delivery ...

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Grass Valley’s GV Alyve is the Clear Winner for Miss Germany Competition

MONTREAL – February 27, 2020 – Grass Valley’s cloud-based video production and distribution solution was central to AKK TV’s live streaming of the Miss Germany 2020 competition, held on February 15 at the Europa-Park Arena near Freiburg. GV Alyve, allowed the German OB company to leverage one-click distribution of the live HD event stream to Facebook and the dedicated Miss Germany YouTube channel. Using GV Alyve, the AKK TV production team was able to quickly and easily create digital broadcasts from within a web browser, switching seamlessly between live streams to create the final feed. Integrating seamlessly with AKK TV’s existing Grass Valley ...

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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Jeff Adams as RadioPix Product Manager

Broadcast Pix™ announces that on February 1ST, Jeff Adams joined the company as product manager. Based in Lakeland Florida, Adams will lead the business and product development of new RadioPix visual radio systems. With over 20 years of experience, Adams brings his extensive knowledge of the radio industry from both in front and behind the mic. Adams started working as a Record Label Producer and Radio Talk Show Host after graduating from Tavares College. He then went on to hone his skills working as a TV Host at Control Track, as a Creative Executive at JamtheHype and Black Fuel Music, ...

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Reduced Operating Costs, Superior Quality of Service, and Zer0 Friction Customer Experience, Highlight TAG Video Systems NAB Announcements

Reduced Operating Costs, Superior Quality of Service, and Zer0 Friction Customer Experience, Highlight TAG Video Systems NAB Announcements Tel Aviv, Israel – February 18, 2020 — TAG Video Systems continues to demonstrate its Zer0 Friction customer experience with significant new capabilities added to its flagship system. Already the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing for all four of the major broadcast applications (Live Production, Playout, Delivery and OTT), TAG has increased support for additional sources, interfaces and, formats. In addition, TAG has added new audio output functionality and an updated layout editor. The ...

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Shotoku to Launch Next Phase in Technical and Operational Developments for Robotic Camera Control at NAB 2020

Shotoku to Launch Next Phase in Technical and Operational Developments for Robotic Camera Control at NAB 2020 Demonstrations of SmartPed Robotic Pedestal with Absolute Navigation options will join self-contained and powerful pan/tilt heads, enhancements to control systems and highly adaptable height drive Woodcliff Lakes, NJ – February 21, 2020 – Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, will launch the next phase in technical and operational developments for robotic control systems at NAB 2020 in Booth C 9108. The international manufacturer of high-quality, easy-to-use, robust and reliable robotic and manual camera support systems will demonstrate advancements that incorporate an ...

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Accomplice Media Inks Comedy Director Pete Henderson For U.S. Spots

Los Angeles— Director Pete Henderson, who has helmed funny spots for Hotels.com, Coke, KFC, Michelob, PurelyGreat, Harlequin, Expedia, the Ontario Lottery and many other brands, has joined Accomplice Media for representation in the United States. Based in Toronto, Henderson is seeking to leverage Accomplice’s strong representation in markets across the U.S. to form new agency relationships and gain more opportunities to apply his agreeably absurdist brand of humor. “Pete is a great storyteller, who brings a craftsman’s touch and an inspired sense of humor to every project he collaborates on,” said Accomplice Media executive producer Jeff Snyder. “We’re excited to ...

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D.B. Sweeney’s Comedic Short ‘Two Dum Micks,’ Edited by The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat Sweeps Film Festival Circuit

        ‘Two Dum Micks,’ an offbeat comedic short film, written, directed, and produced by D.B. Sweeney and edited by Keith Kristinat at The Colonie – is sweeping the festival circuit with over two dozen first-place awards to date. It tells the story of Mikey and Mick, played by Sean Astin and Sweeney, two down-and-out guys who come up with an implausible jailhouse scheme to get the money they need to solve their legal problems. “’Two Dum Micks’ is a homage to the classic one and two-reel comedies that were Hollywood staples during the silent era,” says Sweeney. ...

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Sim Post New York Posts Tribeca Opener “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President”

Facility provides editorial, sound and color for the documentary about the former president’s lifetime love of music. New York City — Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President, the new feature documentary from Grammy Award-winning director Mary Wharton, producer Chris Farrell and writer Bill Flanagan, will make its world premiere April 15th as it opens the 19th Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The rockumentary-flavored film, which went through post-production finishing at Sim Post New York, centers on the 39th president’s life-long passion for music and rock’s contribution to his unlikely journey from a peanut farm in Georgia to the White ...

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Fonn Group companies Mjoll and 7Mountains bring new breed of newsroom workflow tools to NAB Show

Fonn Group, a technology group headquartered in Media City Bergen, Norway, will bring a new breed of journalistic tools, focusing on efficiency and creative freedom to this year’s NAB show, which takes place April 18-22 in Las Vegas, USA. It will be exhibiting it’s latest newsroom tools Mimir and DiNA by Fonn Group companies Mjoll and 7Mountains, on booth SU8524. NAB will also be the first major show for the recently launched Fonn Group Americas operation, which is being led by media industry veteran Isaac Hersly to serve the North and South American markets. Mjoll offers cloud-based media management tools ...

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Mexican Media Giant TV Azteca Captivates Viewers Across Digital, Social and Terrestrial Channels with Dalet

  New York, NY – February 26, 2020 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced that TV Azteca, Mexico’s leading multimedia conglomerate, has deployed Dalet Galaxy five to reinvigorate the company’s content supply chain and deliver robust programming options faster to its audiences across all traditional, digital and social platforms. The highly popular media group offers a wide range of entertainment programming including, series, live musicals, thematic programs and sports. In addition to the diverse schedule, TV Azteca delivers news 18 hours per day through a network of local stations across the ...

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AMS Neve Helps Parasite Deliver Exceptional Sound Quality

South Korean film facility Live Tone Studios is celebrating the success of Parasite, the comedy satire directed by Bong Joon-ho that made Academy Awards® history in February by becoming the first foreign language film to win an Oscar® for Best Picture. Audio post production for this remarkable movie, which also picked up three other Oscars® for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film, was carried out at the facility using one of its two large format AMS Neve DFC 3D film consoles. A 48-channel Neve Genesys console also played its part as this was used to record and ...

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Take 1 unveils new brand as part of digital expansion plan.

CRANBROOK, KENT — February 26, 2019 – Broadcast transcription, translation and access services company, Take 1, has unveiled a new brand identity and website.  The rebrand and updated online presence is part of the company’s ongoing digital expansion and positions the company as a modern, technology-enabled business. Over the last few years Take 1 has evolved from a simple service provider to a technology company, having designed, developed and deployed a number of their own systems which combine a human workforce with AI capabilities to deliver operational efficiencies and maintain unrivalled accuracy.  Their proprietary metadata harvesting tool, Liberty, creates transcripts ...

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Insight TV Leads the Content Resolution Revolution Once Again with its First Documentary Filmed Entirely in 8K UHD HDR

“Sandboarding on Dragon Hill” highlights the thrills of the gravity-defying sport in vibrant 8K UHD HDR for an unparalleled sensory experience. Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster, content creator and format seller, has announced the commission of an adventurous new documentary filmed entirely in 8K UHD HDR. Sandboarding on Dragon Hill premieres on Insight TV in June and is produced by French-based production company FastFokus. “Insight TV has built a reputation in the industry for pushing the envelope on broadcast and digital streaming resolution. We are always looking for ways to be on the cutting edge of ...

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