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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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Pixelogic Opens New Digital Cinema & Audio Mixing Theatres in London

Pixelogic London

Pixelogic, the global provider of content localisation and distribution services, has expanded its operations with the opening of new theatres and production suites at its London facility in the heart of the West End. The new facility offers the entire workflow of end to end services, including creation and mastering of digital cinema packages, theatrical screening of digital cinema content, ...

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Complete Imaging Ecosystem to be Showcased by Panavision at BSC Expo 2019

Panavision, the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions that power the creative vision of filmmakers, will return to BSC Expo (Feb. 1-2) with a demonstration of the company’s comprehensive and expanding ecosystem for feature film, television and commercial productions. Along with Panalux and LEE Filters, the array of integrated technologies – ranging from lenses, camera systems, and accessories, to filters and ...

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HPA Tech Retreat Extra (TR-X) Announces Program: eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage

Details, speakers and the Keynote for HPA TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra) have been announced. Now in its third year, HPA TR-X kicks off the HPA Tech Retreat, bringing together thought leaders and creatives for a deep dive into topics of particular interest to the community. This year TR-X will focus on eSports, entitled eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage. ...

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2019 HPA Tech Retreat Program Announced

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) unveiled the schedule for its 2019 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for February 11-15 2019. The Tech Retreat, which marks its 25th year in 2019, takes place over the course of a week in Palm Springs and offers an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. ...

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RED Digital Cinema Further Simplifies Camera Line-Up With Introduction Of DSMC2 DRAGON-X

Today, RED Digital Cinema announced it is further simplifying its product portfolio with the availability of the DSMC2® DRAGON-X™ 5K S35 camera. RED also announced the DSMC2 PRODUCTION MODULE and DSMC2 PRODUCTION KIT, which are coming soon in early 2019. The DSMC2 DRAGON-X camera uses the award-winning DRAGON sensor technology found in many of RED’s legacy cameras with a evolved ...

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HPA Announces 2018 Award Winners

The 13 annual Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards took place tonight, honoring the accomplishments of industry luminaries, behind-the-scenes artists and outstanding engineering teams. The HPA Awards set the bar for creative and technical achievement, recognizing individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world. Awards were given to talented ...

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AMIA to Bestow Preservation Awards at Annual Conference

At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Portland, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of archiving and preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, where the convention runs from Nov 28 to Dec 1. The 2018 ...

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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 ...

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Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist

Respected industry veteran Mike Sowa joined FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist this week. With a focus on serving the creative community, the move emphasizes FotoKem’s consistent commitment to expanding its artistic offerings. The talented colorist brings over 25 years of experience to his new role, illustrated by an impressive resume that includes stints at Modern Video Film, Universal High Def Center ...

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Pixelogic Awarded Dolby Vision Facility Certification

Pixelogic, the innovative and fully integrated provider of localization and distribution services, has earned Dolby Vision™ Facility Certification. Pixelogic is also the first independent service provider to offer encoding services for Dolby Vision content destined for OTT platforms. The Dolby Vision Facility Certification, along with their Dolby AtmosÒ capabilities, will make Pixelogic the first media service company to provide end-to-end ...

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