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Phil Kubel Named as Director of Hollywood Professional Association

The Hollywood Professional Association, the trade association serving the community of individuals and businesses who provide creative and technical expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for professional content creation, distribution and archive, announced today that industry veteran Phil Kubel has joined as the organization’s director. Kubel will be the Burbank-based presence of the HPA management team, managing the organization’s day-to-day business ...

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Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services

Light Iron, a Panavision company specializing in post production services, is again playing an important collaborative role with notable episodic series this season. Customized workflow offerings from Light Iron for BETTER THINGS, THE GOOD FIGHT, THE OA, RAMY, SHRILL, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, included dailies, digital intermediate, archive, and data services, among other ...

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Jeremy Sawyer Returns to Light Iron

Light Iron, a Panavision company, has announced Jeremy Sawyer is returning to its Los Angeles facility as a senior colorist. The highly regarded Sawyer brings over 20 years of color finishing experience to his role. He joins Light Iron’s formidable talent roster as the facility manages a growing list of feature and episodic projects. Sawyer previously worked at Light Iron ...

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HPA Awards Open the Call for Entries in Creative Categories

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the HPA Awards. The Awards, now in their 14th year, are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The 14th HPA Awards gala will be returning ...

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RED R3D® SDK For NVIDIA CUDA-Accelerated Workflow Now Available

RED Digital Cinema® released its RED R3D® SDK and accompanying REDCINE-X PRO® software with accelerated decode and debayering on NVIDIA CUDA® platforms. By offloading the compute-intensive decoding and debayering of RED R3D files onto one or more NVIDIA GPUs, real-time playback, edit and color grade of 8K footage is now possible. Benefits and efficiencies of this new software-hardware combination during ...

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HPA Awards Opens Call For Entries For Engineering Excellence Award

For the 14th year, The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) will honor the companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies with the HPA Engineering Excellence Award.  The call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award opened today, and submissions will close on May 24, 2019. Joachim Zell, VP of Technology for EFILM and chair ...

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RED Digital Cinema To Showcase Real-Time 8K Workflow Alongside Latest DSMC2® Cameras And Accessories At NAB 2019

RED Digital Cinema® will showcase the soon to be released RED R3D® SDK for NVIDIA® CUDA-accelerated platforms, alongside the DSMC2 MONSTRO® 8K VV, GEMINI® 5K S35 and the new RED RANGER™ all-in-one camera system at the RED Demo Room in North Hall (N201LMR) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 8-11. RED’s Post Production and Workflow Specialist, Dan Duran, ...

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ACE TechFest Brings Editors and Latest Technologies Together

American Cinema Editors (ACE) has unveiled its newest educational technology event: ACE TechFest (LA).  ACE TechFest is a half-day event during which editors and post team members will be able to access users, experts and new products in a limited-seats-available environment that offers all of the information of a major trade show without the hassle, travel and frenzy. It will ...

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Imagica Group Makes Strategic Investment in Pixelogic

Imagica Group Inc., an integrated global media holding company and the parent company of SDI Media Group, Inc., has made a strategic investment in Pixelogic, acquiring a significant minority stake in the company. Nobuo Fuse, the Representative Director, President of Imagica Group, said “We are pleased to partner with Pixelogic and support the company in its next phase of growth. ...

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Sohonet Joins Media Innovation Cloud Alliance

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry has joined the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance.  The coalition is comprised of leading media technology companies, integrating across multiple clouds, to deliver a price-performance ratio that is markedly more cost effective to current major cloud providers. The mission of the Alliance is to ...

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Chesapeake Systems Expands Northeast Team with Two Industry Veterans

BALTIMORE (March 20, 2019) — Chesapeake Systems, the premier workflow solutions architects for highly advanced media technology systems in media and entertainment, has added industry veterans Chris May and Peter Price to the company’s Northeast team. May serves as Director of Business Development and Price has assumed the role of Director of Solutions Architecture. “Chris and Peter bring the ideal ...

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New RANGER Camera System From RED Digital Cinema Now Shipping To RED Authorized Rental Houses

RED DIGITAL CINEMA announced the availability of its new RED RANGER™ all-in-one camera system designed to meet the needs of high-end productions at select RED Authorized Rental Houses. RANGER includes the benefits of RED’s cinematic full frame 8K sensor, MONSTRO, in an all-in-one camera system that includes three SDI outputs (two mirrored and one independent) allowing two different looks to ...

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HPA IMF UG Looks Beyond Time Code

Today, during the HPA Tech Retreat, the HPA IMF UG (Interoperable Master Format User Group) announced that the first product of the group, the Best Practices Document on Timecode in IMF, is available for download. The HPA IMF UG is the first user group formed by HPA, and serves as a forum for users and implementers of the IMF family of ...

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New RED Tech Video Demonstrates Black Shade Calibration

A new RED Tech video from RED Digital Cinema demonstrates how to run a Black Shade Calibration, which ensures clean and consistent pixel sensitivity across your entire image. This educational video is designed to explain: What Black Shading is and why it is important How to perform a Black Shade Calibration How to navigate to Menu – Settings – Maintenance – ...

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Maria Psyhogios to Lead Testronic Americas Film & Television Business Development

Testronic, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance for the film, television and games industries, has announced that Maria Psyhogios has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development, Film and Television | Americas. Maria is a seasoned member of the media entertainment community with a track record as a leading sales executive. Most recently she ...

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Chesapeake Announces Relaunch of “The Workflow Show” Podcast

“The Workflow Show,” the popular podcast produced by Chesapeake Systems, returns this week with a new season of informative episodes discussing the trends and technology driving the evolution of advanced media workflows and asset management. Hosted by Chesapeake’s Lead Technologist Nick Gold and Senior Workflow Engineer Jason Whetstone, “The Workflow Show” offers insights into the complex decision-making process involved in ...

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