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DVB and HbbTV Release New DASH Validation Tool to Simplify Content Conformance

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nov. 12, 2018 —  DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced that it has collaborated with the HbbTV Association to create a DASH validation tool for application developers and content providers. The newly released tool conducts checks of ISO/IEC 23009-1 MPEG-DASH media presentation descriptions (MPDs) and segments to ensure conformance with DASH-related specifications from DVB and HbbTV. “DVB and HbbTV have a close relationship and common membership, making this the perfect partnership,” said Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB. “Content delivery is becoming increasingly ...

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SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Nov. 12, 2018 — At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks with SENTECH, a leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider in sub-Saharan Africa. During the demo, SENTECH will rely on Broadpeak‘s nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution and third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo to cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens. “We are excited to expand our footprint into OTT and CDN environments in the near future ...

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Harmonic Enables SKY Perfect JSAT to Deliver a World-Class Video Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 12, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a leading multi-channel pay TV platform operator in Japan, is upgrading its DTH headend to support HD and UHD delivery using an IP-based video and stream processing solution from Harmonic. SJC has also deployed an integrated playout solution from Harmonic to simplify the delivery of HD channels. Harmonic‘s solutions rely on software-based and intelligent function integration to enable seamless channel expansion, increase cost savings and deliver exceptional video quality to SKY PerfecTV! subscribers at low bitrates. “As the only multi-channel pay ...

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OOYALA POWERS STARHUB’S NEW STREAMING BOX

 The Ooyala Online Video Solution Delivers High Quality and Personalized Entertainment Experiences for the StarHub Go Streaming Box StarHub, a leading broadcaster and telco operator in Singapore, launched a brand new all-in-one entertainment destination – the StarHub Go Streaming Box, powered by the Ooyala Online Video Solution. This box is the first in the world to run on the Operator Tier version of Android TV Oreo and comes pre-loaded with the best of StarHub’s content catalog. With the Ooyala Online Video Solution simplifying and streamlining the OTT content preparation and publishing process, StarHub can deliver a great viewing experience for ...

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CRAS Students Train On-Site in Real Time During Live NASCAR Can-Am 500 Race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix

Three CRAS 11-Student Broadcast Engineering Teams Trained During the Three Days NBC SPORTS & FOX SPORTS Broadcasted Three NASCAR Races (Monster Energy Can-Am 500; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 500; Xfinity Series Whelen Trusted To Perform 200)   Avondale, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2018 – Fast cars, fast trucks, and even faster audio and video feeds. Students from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, recently had the opportunity to practice mixing live audio and video feeds from host broadcaster NBC SPORTS in the school’s 42-ft. remote-production mobile broadcast trailer ...

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FOR-A America Touts Popular Line-Up at WFX Expo

Cypress, CA, November 12, 2018 – At the upcoming WFX Expo, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for house of worship and live production scenarios. FOR-A will exhibit in booth #619 during the WFX Conference and Expo, which runs from November 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. FOR-A’s WFX booth lineup includes the HVS-490 HANABI switchers, ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution, and ODYSSEY Insight multi-channel video server. “WFX Expo has always been an important show to FOR-A America,” said Ken ...

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“The Oath” Shot with URSA Mini Pro and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Fremont, CA – November 12, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the new film “The Oath” was shot with several URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras and edited and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio, its professional editing, grading, audio post and visual effects software. Written, directed by and starring Ike Barinholtz, “The Oath” also stars Tiffany Haddish, Billy Magnussen, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein and more. Recently premiered at the LA Film Festival and currently in theaters, the independent film explores how in a politically divided America, a man struggles to survive Thanksgiving without destroying his family. After the government mandates ...

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Videohouse chooses SubtitleNEXT to enhance content services department

PBT EU fortifies Videohouse with SubtitleNEXT for secure efficiency Belgium’s Videohouse is happy with the transition to SubtitleNEXT Belgium’s Videohouse media facilities selected PBT EU’s SubtitleNEXT software to further enhance their content services department predominantly for the creation of subtitles. PBT EU develops and provides performance-leading solutions and customisable engineering system integration to empower content providers, broadcast, production, and post-production professionals to operate efficiently at the forefront of an ever-evolving digital environment. Two levels of SubtitleNEXT, chosen by Videohouse included SubtitleNEXT Explorer and SubtitleNEXT Expert. SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive timed-text software platform. Already adopted across various multimedia ...

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Cooke adds a zoom to Anamorphic/i SF range for ‘Special Flair’, Anamorphic/i SF lenses used on October smash hit films A Star Is Born and Venom

Cooke Optics is pleased to announce the addition of a 35mm-140mm zoom lens to its Anamorphic/i SF family, due to the demand of cinematographers around the world. Anamorphic/i SF (“Special Flair”) lenses feature a specially developed coating that adds even more flare, in addition to the oval bokeh and other aberrations that are synonymous with the anamorphic look. The new zoom lens is identical in every other aspect to the standard 35mm-140mm Anamorphic/i zoom. The Anamorphic/i SF is a true front anamorphic zoom with 2x squeeze, a cam-style focus mechanism, /i Technology to capture lens metadata, and, of course, the ...

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GARRETT BROWN TAKES HIS MOVING CAMERA PRESENTATION TO JAPAN

Tiffen International press announcement For immediate release GARRETT BROWN TAKES HIS MOVING CAMERA PRESENTATION TO JAPAN  London, UK 9th November 2018: On the 6th October for the first time ever in Japan Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown gave his renowned Moving Camera lecture on the use of the moving camera in cinema. Clearly this lecture is very relevant to Steadicam but it also covers a more general theme for all cinematographers. The event was hosted by Tiffen partner and Steadicam experts Gin-Ichi, and held at the Tokyo headquarters of NAC Rentals. Attendees came not only from the Steadicam community in Japan ...

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Red Digital Cinema To Host Conversation With Cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen At 2018 Camerimage

At the 26th EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival, RED Digital Cinema will present a seminar, “Pushing Color on NOW APOCALYPSE with Sandra Valde-Hansen.” The conversation will take place Nov. 14 at 13:30 in the Miejskie Centrum Kultury (MCK). The director of photography will elaborate on her approach to designing the visual world that she devised with creator-director Gregg Araki for his upcoming Starz series NOW APOCALYPSE, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh. Set in Los Angeles, NOW APOCALYPSE is a coming-of-age comedy series that follows a group of friends as they explore their identity, sexuality and artistry. Valde-Hansen will dive ...

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Bannister Lake Announces Partnership with Live Data Graphic Design Firm Motion Path

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — Nov. 8, 2018 — Bannister Lake is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Montreal-based broadcast design firm Motion Path to provide complete data visualization solutions for the broadcast and visual communications industry. Bannister Lake’s powerful data management software, custom development solutions, and implementation expertise combined with Motion Path’s award-winning graphic design capabilities creates exciting new storytelling efficiencies and possibilities for news and sports producers, station groups, event producers, and digital signage networks. Bannister Lake provides broadcasters with the industry’s most powerful automated live data management engine, allowing a wide variety of data formats to be ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Education: Joannah Anderson Interview

Learning how to be a professional. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures Education has served as the stepping stone that many young artists have used to make the leap from the classroom to industry. Joannah Anderson is one. Having successfully completed the RSP / UniSA 12-week Graduate Certificate Program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year, Joannah has just landed her first job as a Junior 3D Lighting Artist at Technicolor’s newly-launched Mill Film studio in Adelaide. The Sale, Victoria native will now be putting the skills she learned in 3D visual effects techniques to practical use on film ...

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Calvary Chapel Modesto Moves Control Room, Upgrades to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Chelmsford, Mass. – Nov. 8, 2018 – When Calvary Chapel Modesto relocated its control room in September, it took the opportunity to install a new Broadcast Pix™ BPswitch™ MX integrated production switcher. The church simultaneously produces I MAG (image magnification) coverage of its services for the congregation as well as multi-camera coverage for live streaming. Based in Modesto, Calif., Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational church with more than 3,500 members. Based on a 17-acre campus with 50,000 square feet of buildings, the church offers services five nights per week. Its Sunday and Wednesday services are streamed live, and its Sunday ...

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Technicolor PostWorks’ Ben Murray to Lead a Panel on Distribution at DOC NYC

  NEW YORK— Technicolor PostWorks Vice President of Creative Services Ben Murray will moderate a panel discussion on preparing films for distribution at next week’s DOC NYC PRO Conference, held in conjunction with the DOC NYC film festival. Murray will be joined by John Campbell, a partner and head of management at Buffalo 8; producer/director Blair Foster of Jigsaw Productions, and filmmaker Alysa Nahmias, founder of Ajna Films. Titled Case Study: Prep Your Film For Distribution, the session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at 3:45 pm in the IFC Center. With the proliferation of streaming services and web-based platforms, ...

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Media Links Releases Japanese Language Version of ProMD Enhanced Management Software

Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, announces the release of ProMD EMS – Japanese, a full Japanese translation of its ProMD Enhanced Management System software. It will be showcased at the upcoming InterBee show, November 14-16, 2018 on the Media Links booth: Hall 3 / 3309. ProMD EMS – Japanese allows Japanese-speaking users to easily access the power of the ProMD EMS system for Media Links equipment including the MD8000 Series of Media over IP Transport solutions, MDX Series of IP Switches, the MDP3000 series of network edge devices, as well as the associated LAN ...

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STORY’s David Orr and Cramer-Krasselt Tackle Fire and Ice for Rain-X

CHICAGO— STORY’s David Orr and agency Cramer-Krasselt put a pair of windshield wipers to the ultimate test in an ingenious new spot for Rain-X. In the ad, a pair of Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge wiper blades are first encased in huge blocks of ice and then thawed with powerful gas flames. As water and chunks of ice slowly drop from the blades, the voiceover notes that if they can “survive in these conditions, clearly they’ll last in yours.” Orr staged and shot the dramatic demonstration entirely through practical means. He contracted a Chicago ice company to freeze the blades in a ...

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QYOU Media appoints industry veteran Krishna Menon as Chief Revenue Officer of The Q India

• Seasoned industry veteran with deep experience in programming media for youth markets • Set to drive ad and sponsorship sales as The Q India rapidly increases reach in the country’s fast-growing mobile market with 230 million subscribers Dublin / Los Angeles / Toronto, November 8, 2018 – QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV: QYOU OTC: QYOUF) (“QYOU Media” or the “Company”) today announced that it has appointed Krishna Menon as Chief Revenue Officer of The Q India (aka: The Q). Based in Mumbai, Mr. Menon will drive the advertising and sponsorship revenue in one of QYOU Media’s fastest growing markets. Mr. ...

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