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Cooke Optics’ new Anamorphic/i Full Frame 85mm Macro to be revealed at BSC Expo 2020

Cooke Optics will be presenting the very latest lenses in its line-up, including the newest Anamorphic/i Full Frame 85mm Macro, on Stand 548 at BSC Expo, which takes place at Battersea Evolution, London, Friday 31st January to Saturday 1st February 2020. Both coatings of the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus prime lenses, Standard and SF (Special Flair), will be on show. These represent the next logical step in the evolution of filmmaking, when using full frame sensors, producing true front anamorphics characteristics. With the SF’s producing an exaggerated  lens flare effect if required by the cinematographer. The set includes 32mm, 40mm, ...

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Nippon Design Center, Inc. Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio for Real Time Collaboration for Video of TOYOTA’s “RHOMBUS”

Fremont, CA – January 21, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Nippon Design Center Inc. used DaVinci Resolve Studio for a promotional movie for TOYOTA’s new concept car “RHOMBUS.” Nippon Design Center used the software as a pipeline tool for VFX to work from both Tokyo and Nagoya office in real time. The TOYOTA “RHOMBUS” is an EV concept car that was proposed on the theme of the values and lifestyles of young people born after 1990.“RHOMBUS” was developed by TMEC, a research and development company based in China, and unveiled at the Shanghai International Motor Show 2019 for the first time. Nippon Design ...

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Dejero Wins Second Prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award

Globally recognized award underlines how Dejero exponentially improves flexibility in location coverage for newsgathering and live events crews   Waterloo, Ontario, January 20, 2020 — Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide award-winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has been awarded a second prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award. The award, in the category of Video over Bonded Cellular Internet (VoCIP) technology, recognizes Dejero’s innovation in the industry, thanks to its Smart Blending Technology and unique hybrid encoding approach. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dejero has perfected its patented and patent-pending Smart Blending ...

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JP Delport joins Broadcast Solutions UK as Sales Director

Having opened an office in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in 2019, Broadcast Solutions are pleased to announce a new member of the UK team. As of January 2020, JP Delport will join the company and take on the role of Sales Director (Broadcast Solutions UK). With this addition, Broadcast Solutions has now underpinned its commitment to the UK market and is able to facilitate an increasing demand for their products and services with a dedicated team of six experts based in the UK full time. JP Delport brings more than 15 years’ experience in the broadcast and communications industry, having held leadership ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards

HOLLYWOOD—The Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 67th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. Academy Award-nominated producer (Little Women) Amy Pascal presented the 2020 MPSE Filmmaker Award to Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Production Victoria Alonso (with re-recording mixer Kevin O’Connell and supervising sound editor Steven Ticknor as honorary presenters). The 2020 MPSE Career Achievement Award was presented to ...

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Taiwan-based 17 Live Enhances the Online Viewing Experience with LiveU

One of Asia’s leading live streaming platforms has turned to LiveU’s HEVC IP bonding technology to provide high-quality live video coverage of its events. 17 Live is using LiveU’s leading LU600 HEVC units to transmit live coverage of the events direct to their 17 Channel, turning fans into loyal, long-term customers with engaging live online content. The deal has been overseen by LiveU’s local partner in Taiwan, Maxlink, which also provides 24/7 service and support. With over a million daily active users and over 30 million users in total, 17 Live is one of the most popular live streaming apps ...

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Leeds Trinity University chooses Quicklink TX for Yorkshire Voice

Leeds Trinity University, a university renowned for teaching excellence in television and radio, have adopted the Quicklink TX to introduce guests into their Yorkshire Voice news show. The Yorkshire Voice is a local live news show produced by Journalism students at Leeds Trinity University which is broadcast live across the University’s social media platforms and website. At the University’s studio, the Quicklink TX is set up next to the vision mixer station. A member of the production team is assigned to contacting and managing the guest contributors using the Quicklink and Skype TX Controller software. The SDI output from the ...

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Crystal Vision now shipping IP gateways that work with both ST 2022 and ST 2110

Crystal Vision has released three IP gateways which work with ST 2110 video as well as ST 2022, increasing their usefulness in broadcast systems. IP inputs and outputs are individually selectable between ST 2022 and ST 2110, allowing use with both protocols at the same time if required. Designed for transporting uncompressed video over 10GbE IP networks, Crystal Vision’s IP gateways are software apps that run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and offer an extensive set of features that make it easy to get and keep IP systems working. The M-GWSDIIP-6 gateway software app encapsulates SDI to IP. It ...

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Intinor joins SRT Alliance

Umea, Sweden, 16 January 2020: Intinor, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over internet, has joined the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) Alliance. SRT is an open source video transport protocol that optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks, enabling the best quality live video to be transported over even the most questionable networks. The SRT Open Source project, which is spearheaded by the SRT Alliance, is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving open-source SRT. As part of its participation in the alliance, Intinor has ...

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Terry McCarthy Appointed as American Society of Cinematographers CEO

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Terry McCarthy as CEO of the organization. In this newly created role, McCarthy is responsible for all business matters relating to the Society, including events, educational efforts, and publishing. With more than 30 years of experience in journalism, McCarthy is a four-time Emmy® winner and recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award. He also brings extensive non-profit management experience to the ASC, having previously served as president of the American Academy in Berlin, and prior to that as president and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. “Terry’s exceptional background in ...

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Masstech wins Technology & Engineering Emmy® award for contribution to media storage management

Masstech Innovations Inc has been awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in their 71st Annual Awards. Masstech was honored for its work in Early Development of HSM Systems that Created a Pivotal Improvement in Broadcast Workflows alongside fellow contributors Dell, IBM and Quantum. Solutions that effectively manage video media across multiple tiers of storage have been underpinning technologies throughout the evolution of M&E workflows to the file-based processes on which M&E organizations rely today. Masstech (and its fellow honorees) played a pivotal role in developing the software management solutions that ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Recreates an Auto Racing Icon for Best Picture Nominee “Ford v Ferrari”

Studio produces a photo-real version of Daytona International Speedway and its cheering crowd from the epic 1966 race. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) helped to recreate one of the most thrilling events in the history of auto racing for Ford v Ferrari, the new film from 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold. The studio produced 223 visual effects shots for the film, the majority for an 8-minute sequence depicting the first “24 Hours of Daytona” race in 1966. Artists created a historically-accurate, digital replica of the famous speedway and filled it with cheering fans. One of the ...

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Xiaolu Xue’s Blockbuster “Whistleblower” Shot with Blackmagic Cameras

Fremont, CA – January 15, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the new Chinese blockbuster film by Xue Xiaolu, “Whistleblower,” used a number of Blackmagic Design cameras to shoot the film, including URSA Mini Pros, Micro Cinema Cameras and Micro Studio Camera 4Ks. The camera packages, along with a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used to shoot a large number of scenes for the action thriller. The international blockbuster film, shot in China, Australia and Africa, follows a Chinese expatriate working for a mining company who, after a fatal accident, discovers that new technology developed by the company may be a health risk. A joint Chinese and Australian ...

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Scale Logic announces official partnership with UK-based Polar Graphics to manage European sales operations

Bloomington, Minnesota – 16 January 2020 — Scale Logic, the global leader in advanced media workflow solutions, announced today that it is embarking on a new agreement and relationship with industry veteran Polar Graphics, a leading UK-based manufacturer’s representative for the broadcast, post-production, and professional audiovisual industries. Under the newly forged partnership, Polar Graphics will begin managing Scale Logic’s entire European sales operations, making it responsible for penetrating European markets and providing comprehensive sales management of Scale Logic’s products and services. With this new partnership, Scale Logic, which currently boasts many of the world’s top brands as clients, will be ...

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ED TISCHLER TO HEAD UP GRAVITY MEDIA’S UK BUSINESS

Layla Cook also promoted to UK Broadcast Equipment Rental Manager Watford, UK, 15 January 2020 – Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has promoted Ed Tischler to the position of Acting Managing Director. In this new role, Ed will be responsible for the strategic direction and commercial performance of all Gravity Media’s UK-based operations, which include Media Services & Facilities, Production & Content and Equipment Rental & Sales. This appointment follows the recent move to the single brand of Gravity Media late last year and Ed ...

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S&K Technologies, Inc. Acquires International Towers Incorporated (ITI)

    Last year, S&K Technologies, Inc. recently acquired the Tucson-based International Towers Incorporated (ITI), which will take place at the 2020 NAB Show. SKT CEO Chad Cottet states “acquiring ITI expands SKT service and capability offering into the Cellular and Broadband communications, tower and broadcast infrastructure, and security markets. Much like SKT, ITI has grown from humble beginnings with the hard work and dedication of their employees, into the well-respected employer and national service provider that they are today.” Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, ITI is a company with national scope and offices in Asheville, NC, New Orleans, Louisiana, and ...

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Three Decades Of Steady Xytech Leadership In Dynamically Shifting Broadcast & Media Industry

Xytech is an age of linear editing, celluloid film and archaic operating systems precede a modern era of automated scheduling, seamless facility management, and artificial intelligence. Reagan, Thatcher and the Soviet Union were in the headlines. Rain Man, Die Hard and Coming to America were on the silver screen. Cable television served up just 36 channels. In media and broadcast production, editing was linear, movies were celluloid and broadcast facilities were managed by reams of paper exchanging hands by messenger and post. It was 1988, and an enterprising young software developer from California named Richard Gallagher designed and coded a ...

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Xytech Systems and Blackbird Partnership: Both Companies Streamline Asset Management Process for MediaPulse Users

  The newly formed partnership between Blackbird’s leading cloud video platform and Xytech’s best-in-class facilities management software will bring a lot to the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Xytech leaders in facility management software for the broadcast, media services, and video transmission industries, and Blackbird, the market-leading cloud video platform, partnered to offer a frame-accurate codec player in the version 9 of Xytech’s MediaPulse facility management software system. This partnership will help streamline the asset management process for users of MediaPulse version 9, and provide users with a real-time, accurate HTML5 viewer featuring complete access security for all files. ...

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