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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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Alex Martinez Discusses his Role at Univision Noticias and the Future of Audio Mixing

Q: Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. A: I’m the audio operator for Univision Noticias, the news wing of Univision Network, where I’ve had the privilege of working for roughly seven years. I mostly cover our live network news shows. This includes Primer Impacto, Noticiero Univision, Noticiero Univision en UniMás and Noticiero Univision Edicion Nocturna. I also work on the bigger special news events, such as U.S. State of the Union speeches, U.S. and Latin American election coverage and Papal visits around the globe, among many others. Q: How did you get into ...

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Big South Conference Standardizes on JVC ProHD Cameras for ESPN+ Streaming Sports Platform

WAYNE, NJ (Aug. 15, 2019) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the Big South Conference, an NCAA Division 1 collegiate athletic conference, has standardized on ProHD GY-HM850 shoulder-mount camcorders to provide multi-camera coverage of sports for the ESPN+ streaming subscription service. “It’s a really nice piece of equipment, and it’s the right tool for the job for us,” said Mark Bryant, director of broadcast services and development for Big South. “I’ve gotten positive feedback from virtually all the members – they are appreciative of having these JVC cameras in their arsenals. These are top-notch ...

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Marshall Electronics’ Cameras Head to the Rodeo

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CA, AUGUST 15, 2019 – Mason Goodchild, owner of Morsando Media, knew he needed a compact POV camera that could outlast the elements to film the Calgary Stampede. For the second year in a row, Marshall Electronics’ cameras captured high-octane footage of the rodeo to complement the broadcast. Marshall Electronics All-weather CV502-WP and CV503 Miniature HD camera were used for both the rodeo and the chuck wagon race coverage. In addition to the Calgary Stampede, Goodchild also uses his Marshall cameras for several events at Spruce Meadows, which hosts an array of international equestrian events throughout the year. ...

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New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci Resolve

Fremont, CA – August 15th, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced the new sci fi film “Quanta” was shot entirely on an URSA Mini Pro, while grading was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film is one of the first globally distributed films by the new Melbourne based film production company and film collective Raygun, and will begin distribution in the United States and other countries in August. “Quanta,” shot in Melbourne, tells the story of a weary physicist and an egotistical grad student who discover an immense source of information from an unknown signal in space, but face a clash ...

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Telestream Announces the Next Generation of Wirecast Gear

Nevada City, California, August 15th, 2019 –Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced the latest version of Wirecast Gear, a new generation of the company’s award-winning live video streaming production hardware. Powerful, purpose-built, and easy to use, the fully-configured workstation allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes. The new Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated for the first time at the upcoming IBC tradeshow (booth 7.C16 & 7.C14) and will start shipping mid-September, 2019. With Wirecast Gear, live event producers can focus on production and streaming instead ...

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Qligent Strengthens Vision Analytics Platform to Measure Return on Engagement

Advanced analytics to improve quality of experience and combat audience churn puts the power back into the service provider’s hands MELBOURNE, Florida, August 15, 2019 — Qligent has updated its industry-first, award-winning Vision Analytics™ innovation for IBC2019 with a fully matured, open platform that harnesses the power of data mining, machine learning, and predictive data analytics. Vision Analytics exists to address three main concerns: user engagement, silent sufferers, and audience churn. Qligent will exclusively showcase Vision Analytics at a special stand (14.C19) from September 13-17 in the RAI Exhibition and Conference Center; Qligent will also retain its usual location at ...

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Insight TV Announces Co-Production with VICE Studios for Streetkings in Jail

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, is announcing details of its gritty new series Streetkings in Jail, a co-production with VICE Studios, the production company from VICE. Featuring 4 x 44 minute episodes, Streetkings in Jail will launch on Insight TV on September 10th. Football stars from all over the world hone their skills in playgrounds, parks and on the streets from an early age. As well as building world-class players, these environments are a backdrop for those whose lives travel in a very different direction. In Streetkings in Jail, Insight ...

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Quicklink Remote IP Commentary to be demonstrated at IBC 2019

Quicklink, one of the leading global providers of software and hardware IP solutions, will be demonstrating their Remote IP Commentary solution at IBC 2019 on stand 3.B61 from the 13th – 17th September. The Remote Commentary solution enables the addition of audio commentary to a production in real-time, incorporating ultra-low latency audio from any location with an internet connection. The solution has already been adopted by many high-profile companies including Fox Sports, Red Bull Media House, Swisscom and a number of prestigious football clubs. The remote commentator can view HD quality high motion video content in a standard web browser ...

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Hong Kong Firm Spans Virtual Globe

This creator of digital worlds sees the city as an ideal home base in the real world. Midway through his career in law and investment banking, Devin Ehrig had a hankering to do something more creative. As the son of a Hollywood producer, the United States-born Hong Kong resident had “grown up in the movie industry,” and as the profession he had pursued began to lose its luster, he was in the right place to believe that an alternative career was possible. “I speak Chinese and was working with a lot of companies in Mainland China using Hong Kong as ...

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Signiant Expands its SDCX SaaS Platform to Dramatically Simplify Fast, Secure Intercompany Content Exchange

At IBC2019, on booth 14.B23, Signiant Inc, a long-time leader in intelligent file transfer, will introduce new capabilities to its SDCX (Software-Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform to simplify secure content exchange between companies. These capabilities will first appear in the company’s newest product, Signiant JetTM, which makes it easy to automate and accelerate the transfer of large files between geographically dispersed locations. Targeted at “lights-out” use cases, Jet meets the growing need to replace scripted FTP and legacy transfer tools with a faster, more reliable and more secure alternative. Jet was first introduced at the 2019 NAB Show, winning a ...

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PHABRIX to demonstrate ST 2110/2022-7, HDR/WCG and 4K/UHD test and measurement instruments at IBC2019

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions will demonstrate its full range of hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD and HDR/WCG instruments at IBC2019, on booth 10.B12. QxL – 25G Rasterizer – Previewing at IBC Making its IBC Show debut is PHABRIX’s QxL 25G rasterizer. The QxL offers support for ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 live workflows with an IP to SDI and AES gateway and UHD over IP.  An optional SDI interface card provides support for the full range of Qx SDI and advanced SDI-Stress functionality. Hybrid IP/SDI analysis and monitoring for SMPTE 2110 and 2022-7 workflows PHABRIX will show ...

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HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media content industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors the recipients’ dedication to the betterment of the industry. Legato is an iconic figure in the visual effects industry with multiple Oscar®, British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), Visual Effects Society ...

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