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Framestore Future-Proofs VFX Workflows with AWS

Los Angeles Studio Spins Up 40K+ Cores for Complex Ad Projects Framestore has captivated audiences since 1986, growing from a modest London-based visual effects studio into a multi award-winning creative studio with six offices around the world and a talent pool of more than 2,400 artists and producers. A consistently smart and innovative use of technology has been central to the company’s core mission since it was conceived, and it has continued to abide by that tenet as their scope of work evolved to encompass high-profile feature films, commercials, episodic television and immersive projects. AWS has been an on-going presence ...

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Tran Thanh Huy’s Award Winning Film Rom Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio

Fremont, CA – December 9, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Tran Thanh Huy’s new film “Rom” was graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film was the first Vietnamese feature film to be awarded the top prize at the renowned Busan International Film Festival (BIFF.) “Rom,” directed by Tran Thanh Huy, follows the life of homeless children and the main character named Rom, a young boy on the streets forced to survive by picking numbers to buy illegal lottery tickets for his clients and getting commissions when they win. To help create the look of the film, Tran Thanh Huy ...

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Esports Shapeshifting with NewTek and NDI®

By Victor Borachuk, Executive Producer/Director of JupiterReturn Broadcasting esports requires perhaps one of the most fluid and dynamic production environments in live video production. Esports takes the idea of creative reflex to another level in terms of core competencies. Consider the above in the setting of the largest gaming expo in Latin America, and we have set the context for what will follow. The very nature of esports events requires rapid change and swift turnover. Each game can have wildly different configurations necessary for: the competition, in-arena presentation, and the viewing audience experience. Battle Royale-style events quickly whittle the starting ...

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Amino and 24i to evolve Youfone’s TV offering

Amino and 24i to evolve Youfone’s TV offering Fully integrated, end to end video solution enables the Dutch mobile network operator to provide a truly next-generation TV service  Cambridge 6 December 2019 – Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider and sister-company 24i, the innovator of next-generation video experiences, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with the Dutch MVNO Youfone to provide a fully-integrated, end-to-end video solution to refresh and expand its TV and OTT offering. The Dutch TV challenger launched its TV services in 2017 and will now rely on 24i and Amino to create ...

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SVG Summit: FOR-A to Demo its Fully Integrated Product Range

Cypress, CA, December 4, 2019 – With some of the biggest names in sports scheduled to appear and workshops covering the most pressing technology topics, the 14th annual SVG Summit, is an integral event for those involved in sports production for broadcast, venue operations, college or team operations, asset management and digital/OTT. FOR-A Corporation of America will be among the vendors at the Summit, which runs from December 16-17 in the NY Hilton Midtown in Manhattan. The company will showcase its comprehensive product integration with its range of video production switchers, video servers, graphics, playout, and all-in-one production systems at ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Co-Founder, Gail Fuller Named as Santos Leader-of-the-Year Award

Adelaide, South Australia— Gail Fuller, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) Co-Founder, was recognised for her ongoing commitment to leadership in the creative industry by receiving the ‘Santos Leader of the Year’ at the Advertiser and Sunday Mail’s Woman of the Year Awards 2019. The awards are the culmination of a year-long celebration of SA women and their achievements. Fuller was among six trailblazing South Australian women celebrated at the inaugural event held at Keith Murdoch House on Tuesday 3 December. “I feel very honoured to receive the Santos Leader of the Year award in this year of the 125th Anniversary of ...

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Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for its Line of Full-Frame Classic Art Prime Cine Lenses and /i Technology-compatible Cine Art Prime PL-Mount Lenses

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 6, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced pricing and availability for its all new line of full-frame Classic Art Prime Cine lenses and /i Technology- compatible Cine Art Prime PL-mount lenses. Available as a set of 10 lenses, the Sigma Classic Art Prime Cine lenses will be available in early January 2020 for $43,999 USD from authorized dealers. The Sigma PL-mount i/ Technology-compatible Cine Art Primes will be released in two waves; the Sigma Cine 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm ...

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Recreate the Magic from Frozen II with a New Red Giant Cheap Tricks Tutorial

Portland, OR – December 5, 2019 – Red Giant has released another Cheap Tricks episode: Frozen II VFX, in which Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto of Action Movie Kid demonstrates how to recreate the magical visual effects from the newest Frozen film. Now available on YouTube for unlimited viewing pleasure, Hashi explains how to use the full arsenal of tools from Red Giant Complete, including Particular, Starglow, Colorista IV, Supercomp and Reflection, to create smokey portals, ice diamonds that float through the sky, and, of course, the enchanting sparkle magic Elsa creates when using her powers. WATCH NOW: Cheap Tricks Episode 12 ...

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CDSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NAMES BBC STUDIOS’ CONTENT SECURITY CHIEF, ALEX PICKERING AS NEW CHAIR

The global entertainment industry’s advocate for content security, content protection and information security, the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), has named Alex Pickering, Content Security Director for BBC Studios, as its new Chairman. Pickering will direct the strategy for the Association’s mission of providing global community engagement around content protection solutions and information services for media & entertainment. Pickering’s current remit covers content security for the British production and distribution company’s global content slate, including international hit shows such as time travel adventure Doctor Who, motoring entertainment juggernaut Top Gear and blue-chip natural history landmarks such as Blue Planet ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Wins Australian 2019 Export Awards “Creative Industries” Honor

Adelaide, South Australia—World-leading visual effects company, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) won the Creative Industries award at the 57th Australian 2019 Export Awards.  The Awards recognise Australian companies that are excelling in the international marketplace by selling and promoting their products and services. The award was announced at a gala awards ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on the 3 December. The South Australian studio was recognised for its work as a leading exporter of visual effects to the worldwide filmmaking community. RSP has contributed to over 150 films since its inception, with seven of those in the past year, including ...

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The future is video: IPV secures £4m investment to accelerate global growth

CAMBRIDGE, UK, 5 DECEMBER 2019: Media asset management software provider IPV has confirmed details of new growth capital that will enable it to further expand the global reach of its acclaimed MAM product, Curator. The £4m Series A round was led by SME-focused venture capital firm Mobeus Equity Partners, with additional ongoing finance secured from Calculus Capital. Mark Fagan, IPV CEO said, “Multiple industries are rapidly expanding their use of video but are facing significant challenges during the content creation process. Curator makes it easy to remotely edit, collaborate and publish high quality video content – enabling customers to ensure ...

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Matrix Continues Growth Trajectory

Matrix Continues to Display Industry Growth & Innovation

The company has increased their user base 25%, maintained a more than 96% renewal rate, increased integrations, and expanded into international markets

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ATEME Enables CJ Hello to Leverage Video Transcoding to Deliver High Quality Video Services to Millions of Viewers

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that CJ Hello, the largest cable operator and a leader in Korea’s media industry, has successfully deployed its TITAN Live software solution for MPEG-2 HD transcoding for delivery of high-quality video services to its viewers. TITAN Live is a hardware agnostic, real-time multi-channel/format solution designed for processing SD, HD and Ultra HD content for any screen. TITAN Live enables CJ Hello to deliver a premium experience to its customers while providing the following major benefits: Lower OPEX: based on ATEME’s High-Efficiency MPEG-2 (HE-MPEG-2®), ...

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Tape Takes Aim on Unprecedented Data Growth

Tape technology has the greatest potential to address soaring capacity demand, as highlighted in the recently released Tape Storage Council report.

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Can Broadcasters Keep Pace with Demand for Video Streaming?

Nevada City, California, December 4th, 2019 – This year more than any other, video streaming – both live and on-demand – has gained a foothold in mainstream consumer viewing. One streaming technology pioneer, Telestream, is responding to these seismic changes within the broadcast and electronic media industries with a renewed emphasis on multiplatform and multiscreen content delivery. But are broadcasters keeping pace with market drivers? Telestream’s CEO, Scott Puopolo, sounds a cautionary tone as he prepares to contribute to the IABM Annual Conference 2019 in London. “The evidence is irrefutable,” states Puopolo. “Research shows that for the increasingly influential post-millennial ...

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Dalet Inks Deal to Build World’s Most Advanced Multi-platform Newsroom with Leading North American Broadcaster

New York, NY – December 3, 2019 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has signed a landmark deal with a prominent North American broadcaster to build its next-generation, borderless multi-platform newsroom on Dalet Galaxy five. The broadcaster’s expansive operation is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service that includes four distinct traditional and digital news entities dedicated to delivering breaking news to more than 90 million homes. The digital transformation will leverage advanced Cloud and AI technologies and move all production and distribution operations to the cohesive Dalet Galaxy five platform, a unified Media Asset ...

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Globecast strengthens Asian management team with appointment of Tan See Chai as Head Sales – Distribution

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has further strengthened its management team in Asia with the appointment of Tan See Chai as Head of Sales – Distribution. Beginning at the start of January 2020 and based in Singapore, See Chai will report to Shakunt Malhotra, Globecast Asia MD. See Chai is responsible for sales of Globecast’s permanent distribution services to broadcasters, cable operators, news agencies, corporations as well as other relevant organisations across Asia and Asia-Pacific. This will include identifying and pursuing new business as well as maintaining and growing relationships with existing customers. Malhotra said, “We are pleased ...

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TAG Video Systems Continues International Expansion by Appointing Graphic Image Technologies as its Distributor in South Africa

TAG Video Systems Continues International Expansion by Appointing Graphic Image Technologies as its Distributor in South Africa Provider of software-based, IP Multiviewers, Probing and Monitoring solutions grows presence in key region Tel Aviv – December 3, 2019 — TAG Video Systems, the world leader in integrated software-based IP Probing Monitoring and Multiviewer solutions has appointed Graphic Image Technologies (GIT) as its distributor in South Africa. GIT, located in Johannesburg, provides customers with best-of-breed products from world-leading suppliers designed to leverage the latest technologies for future-proof, flexible solutions. The appointment marks the latest milestone in TAG’s growth initiative that includes expansion ...

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