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AJA Releases Desktop Software v15.5 for KONA, Io and T-TAP

Grass Valley, CA (November 14, 2019) – AJA Video Systems released Desktop Software v15.5 for KONA, Io and T-TAP products, featuring additional functionality for both HDR and 8K workflows, plus new performance upgrades enhancing creative freedom and flexibility across Windows®, Linux® and macOS®. New features include Metal support on macOS and full compatibility with macOS Catalina; HDR over SDI via VPID; and HDR Test Patterns for 8K/UHD2/4K/UHD/2K/HD workflows. For the KONA 5 PCIe I/O card, the update also adds full 2SI SMPTE raster support for 8K; RGB support for 8K capture and playback; and 8K to 4K downsample via HDMI. ...

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Z-HD5500 Cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Boost Mobile Production Quality for Chelmsford TeleMedia

1080p cameras deliver “incredible” picture quality and exceptional ease of use while overcoming lighting challenges and future-proofing operations Woodbury, NY, November 15, 2019 — Chelmsford TeleMedia (CTM) provides public access television for the town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, located 24 miles northwest of Boston. In addition to serving its own government and educational channels, CTM’s 35-foot, Gerling-built OB truck is also used for external productions including Minor League Baseball games for the Lowell Spinners, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. When the station upgraded its cameras late last year to improve its mobile productions, it selected Z-HD5500s from Hitachi Kokusai ...

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Sony Showcases Prototype of New 24-inch Monitor for 4K HDR Production

Sony Electronics unveiled a prototype of its new 24-inch 4K LCD professional picture monitor for the first time at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2019 (Inter BEE 2019) in Japan. The portable monitor offers high grade picture quality and accurate color reproduction and is ideal for 4K HDR productions – giving professional content creators a reliable tool for versatile applications such as on-set monitoring, non-linear video editing, studio wall monitoring, rack-mount monitoring in OB trucks or machine rooms. The professional monitor prototype has been developed to offer the industry a solution with unrivaled 4K HDR picture quality, accuracy and consistency. ...

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Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Shoots Rare Show Content for Mumford & Sons

Fremont, CA- November 15, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning live director, Steve Price, used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to create a cinematic, slow motion backdrop for Mumford & Sons’ recent appearance at the iHeart Radio music festival in Las Vegas. Although the rise of LED technology has seen screens become an essential creative element of concert and festival productions, some artists, including the British indie folk band, prefer the focus to be on the live performance, with some clever staging and lighting to help lead the atmosphere. With two weeks to go till the band were due ...

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Telestream Appoints Diana Horowitz as VP of Sales in Eastern USA

Westwood, Massachusetts, November 14th 2019 –– Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced the appointment of Diana Horowitz as VP Sales, serving the eastern US region. Commencing her role with immediate effect, Horowitz will be based in New York City and brings a wealth of advertising market and video experience, commercial expertise and technical knowledge to Telestream’s team. As well as contributing to Telestream’s go to market strategy, she will oversee all of Telestream’s business and customer relationships in the strategically important US East ...

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Perfectly in sync: Atomos and Timecode Systems reveal first generation of a new, integrated product range at Inter BEE 2019

Take a global leader in recorder-monitors and add to it the clout of a powerful wireless sync platform and you get boundless opportunities for multi-camera content creation of every budget and genre. The announcement of the acquisition of Timecode Systems by Atomos a few weeks ago came with a bold promise of a new, more democratic era for multi-camera video production. And at this week’s Inter BEE exhibition in Japan, the newly joined companies are showing they’re already making significant headway on delivering this vision. For InterBEE 2019, Atomos is putting the AtomX SYNC accessory for the Ninja V centre ...

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Atomos releases Sumo 19 switching upgrade at Inter BEE 2019 show

At the Inter BEE show in Tokyo this week Atomos will make multi-camera switching and recording even easier with the release of a live asynchronous switching and quad ISO recording update for the Sumo 19 HDR monitor/recorder/switcher. AtomOS 9.2 for Sumo 19 turns it into the simplest way to record and switch multi-camera events, being intuitive, extremely portable and highly cost-effective. Up to five 1080p60 streams can be recorded simultaneously – four separate ISOs and the program out to the same SSD drive in Apple ProRes® or Avid DNx formats. This can now be done without the need to synchronize ...

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PixStor Storage Ensures Jellyfish Pictures Meets A-List Security Requirements For Blockbuster Projects

Pixit Media, pioneer of software-defined storage and data-management solutions for Media and Entertainment, is delighted to announce that BAFTA and Emmy award-winning VFX and animation house Jellyfish Pictures is leveraging the power of PixStor’s new secure container services to meet the highest security accreditation standards, whilst supporting collaborative workflows across its multiple sites. Established in 2001, Jellyfish’s combination of creativity, technological prowess, and reputation for security has established it as a major player in the international VFX and animation industry. Attracting A List clients and with recent blockbuster titles across film and TV including Star Wars, The Innocents, Black Mirror ...

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Remesh CP Grades “Kumbalangi Nights” and Dozens of Other Films with DaVinci Resolve

Fremont, CA – November 14, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit Indian film “Kumbalangi Nights” was graded by freelance colorist Mr. Remesh CP using DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Control Surface. Remesh CP also used DaVinci Resolve to grade dozens of other films and television shows, including the recent thriller “Abrahaminte Santhathikal” and comedy “Children’s Park.” Remesh CP has graded more than 100 feature length and short films and more than 250 television commercials over the course of his 10 year career. Working at Kerala India based Lalmedia as a full time colorist, and recently given the ...

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Visual Data Media Services invests £250k in State-of-the-Art Cinema and Mastering facilities

Visual Data Media Services, the leading provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has announced the opening of a cutting-edge digital cinema at its leading facility in West London, UK. The new cinema is fully 4K and Dolby Atmos capable and comprises a 10-seat theatre built around a NEC 4K projector and fed by a Doremi digital cinema server. A Dolby Atmos CP950 sound processor is linked to 28x JBL speakers and 14x 1KW Crown amplifiers. Of particular interest is the 4-meter-wide acoustically transparent woven fabric screen. This is designed to Dolby and THX standards, ...

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Fourth Annual Media Ad Sales Summit Returns to Miami Beach, FL January 22-24, 2020

Bringing together influential leaders from across the media industry, the Summit will present key topics and trends that are impacting the future of buying and selling advertising Matrix announces the fourth annual Media Ad Sales Summit will return to the Nobu Hotel in Miami Beach, FL January 22-24, 2020. The Summit, bringing together industry leaders and experts including media sellers and buyers from across the industry, will focus on latest technology, trends, and workflows that are not only shaping consumer behavior but changing the way advertising is bought and sold, today and into the future. Key topics and themes will ...

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Preservation Awards to be Bestowed by AMIA at Annual Conference

At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 14 at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, where the convention runs from November 13 -16. The 2019 recipients are: The Silver Light Award to Eddie Richmond, UCLA Film and Television Archive The Ray Edmondson Advocacy Award to South Side Home Movie Project, represented by Jacqueline Stewart, Sabrina Craig, and Candace Ming The Alan Stark Award to Adrian Wood, ...

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AJA Introduces 8K Support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G

Advanced HDR monitoring and analysis with 12G-SDI connectivity Chiba, Japan, Inter BEE Booth #7312 (November 13, 2019) – AJA Video Systems has announced new 8K support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G, its powerful real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The upcoming free software release will feature up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content with 12G-SDI for higher bandwidth workflows with the simplicity of single-cable connectivity. HDR Image Analyzer 12G fuses AJA’s production-proven video I/O technology with powerful HDR and WCG image analysis tools from Colorfront, including waveform, histogram and ...

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AJA Upgrades Ki Pro GO & Ki Pro Ultra Plus

New Ki Pro GO v1.5 firmware update adds timecode recording and playback; Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.0 introduces Infinite Record mode Chiba, Japan, Inter BEE Booth #7312 (November 13, 2019) – AJA Video Systems has introduced new upgrades for its Ki Pro Family of production-proven file-based recorders. A new v1.5 firmware update for Ki Pro GO adds timecode recording and playback, expanded primary and backup recording to all USB ports and new clip naming and segment recording. Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.0 introduces a new Infinite Recording feature that allows the unit to act as an always running backup recorder. ...

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AJA Announces OG-12GDA-2×4 openGear® 12G-SDI Distribution Amplifier

Chiba, Japan, Inter BEE Booth #7312 (November 13, 2019) – AJA Video Systems has announced the OG-12GDA-2×4, an openGear 12G-SDI distribution amplifier, featuring support for High Dynamic Range video and Ross® DashBoard software for remote monitoring. Designed for critical broadcast, OB truck and live event production environments, OG-12GDA-2×4 features dual-channel inputs for incoming 12G-SDI signals, with reclocking of the distributed signals to dual 4x 12G-SDI outputs. In an AJA OG-X-FR openGear frame, this allows for incredibly high density with up to 20x 12G-SDI inputs distributed to a total of 80x 12G-SDI outputs when fully loaded with ten cards. OG-12GDA-2×4 features ...

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Royal Opera House Prepares for 4K Live Broadcasts with Megahertz

Systems Integrator, Megahertz, re-builds media suite at prestigious opera and ballet theatre venue to facilitate UHD/4K live broadcasts to cinemas worldwide and HDR capture for post production   London, UK, 13 November 2019: Megahertz Ltd., the trusted partner for systems integration with years of experience in delivering cost effective, imaginative designs and solutions for fixed and mobile applications, has completed a UHD/HDR production facility upgrade at one of the most prestigious performance and arts venues in the world; The Royal Opera House (ROH) in London’s Covent Garden. The ROH has been streaming live ballet and opera performances to cinema audiences ...

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OMNIMAGO Selects Xytech’s MediaPulse to Streamline Project Management Needs

German post-production specialist OMNIMAGO GmbH, has chosen Xytech’s MediaPulse resource management software as its go-to solution for its scheduling, billing and project management needs. Recently released at IBC 2019, MediaPulse 2019 features an updated user interface developed to place targeted functionality in the hands of all users in an enterprise, including every staff member, freelancer and vendor to create a seamless end-to-end automated workflow accessible on any device connected to the internet. All-in-One Solution Headquartered in Ingelheim with a second location in Leipzig, OMNIMAGO is a leading media service company, working with public and commercial TV broadcasters, film and TV ...

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Telestream Announces Version 9 of ScreenFlow Video Editing & Screen Recording Software

Nevada City, California, November 12th – Telestream, a global leader of digital media tools, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced the immediate availability of ScreenFlow 9, the latest version of the company’s award-winning video editing and screen recording software for the Mac. Built for marketers, educators, online-trainers, Vloggers and anyone needing an affordable, easy to use screen recording and video editing application, ScreenFlow creates high-quality, professional videos with ease. Starting at $129, version 9 raises the bar again with new streamlined editing tools, multiscreen recording capability, a new clip editor, high-resolution proxy editing workflow, and more. “The new features ...

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