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The Lightpower Collection to Showcase Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Defining Moments from Legendary Photographer Neal Preston at The 2019 NAMM Show

Proceeds from sales of Preston’s prints, books to benefit Behind The Scenes and NAMM Foundation charities Famed rock ‘n’ roll photographer and author Neal Preston has spent decades capturing rock’s most pivotal moments and the personalities who have defined music and pop culture. For over 40 years, Preston has toured with the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Fleetwood ...

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Roland Expands Video Products Team with Chris Wissinger

Roland’s commitment to the professional A/V market is further bolstered with Wissinger’s appointment to head global video product marketing Roland announces the appointment of Chris Wissinger to the key position of Global Strategic Product Marketing, Manager for Video. Wissinger will report to Christian Delfino, Director Global Strategic Product Marketing, who made the announcement. Wissinger, a Dallas resident, began his career ...

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019 Covers the Spectrum with Entertainment Wireless and In-Ear Monitoring Academies

Live sound professionals to share best practices for implementing wireless and personal monitoring technologies in live production The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is set to demystify the full spectrum of wireless audio technologies and techniques with the return of the Entertainment Wireless Academy and In-Ear Monitoring Academy. AES@NAMM events, organized in topical Academies, offer a variety of ...

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Focusrite Scarlett Interface Employed as a Key Component for the Podcast Engineering School and Show

Chris Curran is leading the charge to make high sonic quality the standard for the burgeoning podcasting industry and Focusrite’s Scarlett interfaces are key to that mission As both staff and a freelance producer/engineer at leading New York City studios like The Hit Factory and Quad Recording in the 1990s, Chris Curran has accrued credits on recordings for artists such ...

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axle ai Launches SeedInvest Funding Campaign

Boston based axle ai is in the news again. The pioneering company, continuing to address the largely unmet need for advanced video search and management tools for small to mid-sized teams, announced a week ago, the launch of axle ai GearTM, an integrated system which combines new Apple Mac mini computing power with axle ai’s browser-based, AI-capable media management, workflow and ...

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KHQ-TV Supercharges Digital Video with FUEL, Bitcentral’s Linear on Demand Streaming Solution

  Several months ago I wrote an article on Bitcentral, the dominant provider of news production systems known for their efficient media workflows and their highly anticipated FUELTM digital platform solution. FUEL empowers and enables TV stations and content providers to open up new revenue streams by giving viewers the choice to watch a newscast from the beginning any time they ...

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AES New York Convention Special Events Bring the Biggest Names in Audio for Exclusive Interviews and Events

Each year, AES Conventions are the place to be to experience and learn about the latest audio technologies and techniques, and, just as importantly, the talented individuals who make audio engineering possible and limitless. This year’s AES New York Convention series of Special Events – open to all AES badgeholders, including free Exhibits-Plus badges – brings a top-notch array of ...

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Silicon Valley Veteran Morgan Littlewood Joins iXsystems as Senior Vice President, Product Management and Business Development

Long time advocate of the company and former executive of Cisco and Violin Memory aims to make iXsystems the global leader in Open Source IT infrastructure iXsystems, the leader in Enterprise Storage and Servers powered by Open Source welcomes former Cisco and Violin Memory executive Morgan Littlewood. Littlewood brings a wealth of experience to the “Last Bootstrapped Tech Company in ...

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ProMAX Expands Platform Functionality for Adobe Creative Cloud

Panel and Proxy Offloading in Adobe Premiere Pro CC paired with Render Offloading in After Effects CC gives video teams the ability to maintain workstation performance and be more productive ProMAX Systems, a world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, announced new integrations to help accelerate production workflows for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users. The ProMAX integration includes ...

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ProMAX Announces Performance and Stability Improvements for LTO Media

Backing up or Archiving terabytes of media is a must do for any video production group.  Massive performance improvements offer speed increases to all Platform customers utilizing LTO. ProMAX Systems, a world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, proudly announced at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam, improvements in performance and stability for all users backing up ...

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Bitcentral’s FUEL Revolutionizes On-Line News Production and Delivery Paradigm

Linear on DemandTM personalized digital streaming brings viewers and revenue back to content owners This month’s company highlight features Bitcentral, a well-recognized award winning manufacturer of news content production, distribution, aggregation and publishing provisions to broadcasters and content creation companies. The pioneering company, founded in 1980 as Miralite Communications, a provider of satellite networks worldwide, changed its name to Bitcentral ...

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Industry Veteran Chris Fenton Joins Wasabi Advisory Board

Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, announced that Chris Fenton, recent President & North American General Manager of Shenzhen-listed DMG, has joined their advisory board. In this role, Fenton will bring his expertise and experiences in the media and entertainment world to the cloud storage industry – which is set to top $11.1B annually in 2022, nearly double the current ...

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IABM introduces new industry model – The BaM Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer

New model maps content supply chain to today’s creative, technical and business processes IABM,  the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, announced this week that it  has introduced a new industry model – The BaM™ Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer. It is designed to model the new structure of the broadcast and media industry and provide a ...

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Caringo Certifies with Pixit Media to Broaden Storage Choices for M&E IT

Software-Defined Solution Pairs High-Performance and High-Capacity Storage for Every Stage of the Media Workflow Caringo, Inc. has announced a technology partnership with Pixit Media, certifying Caringo Swarm with the Pixit Media suite. The combined software-defined approach pairs Pixit Media’s PixStor and PixStor Ngenea Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) solutions with the Caringo Swarm scale-out object storage platform—delivering performance, protection and access ...

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Quobyte Eliminates Content Silos with Modern Hyperscale Storage Software for M&E Collaboration

Parallel distributed file system challenges industry incumbents to match its massive scalability, blazing speed, and fault tolerance while minimizing administrative resources across unified storage Quobyte® Inc., a leading developer of hyperscale storage system software, announced today the availability of Quobyte’s parallel distributed file system to meet the performance, scalability, and collaboration challenges of the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. Quobyte ...

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Go Soft or Die – How a Software Defined Infrastructure Enables Studios to Keep Pace with Changing Technology and Business Requirements

The following article was written by Barry Evans, CTO Pixit Media   The era of “fast food” post production is finally upon us.  Clients want their content fresh, they want their content cheap and they want their content now. And from a format and resolution perspective, they certainly want it ‘their way’. Now, that’s not to say these demands have ...

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