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AJA I/O Hardware Helps Brainstorm Deliver Flexible, Real-Time Graphics and Virtual Set Solutions

Spanish broadcast specialist company Brainstorm is known for creating sophisticated real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions used in broadcast, production and proAV environments around the world. The company, which recently celebrated its 25th year in business, services clients from its Madrid and Valencia headquarters as well as offices in the U.S., Mexico, Singapore and Beijing. To date, its solutions ...

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Spin Digital 8K HEVC Media Player Leverages AJA KONA 5 and Corvid 88 for Fast, Flexible I/O

Now that 4K production has taken off in broadcast, live events, sports and beyond, 8K and 16K production loom large on the horizon, prompting a demand for higher resolution video decoding and playback tools. Media solutions provider Spin Digital addresses this growing need with the Spin Digital Media Player – a high-performance 8K HEVC media player. Comprising proprietary software and ...

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AJA Gear Greases the Wheels at Janta TV

New Delhi-based 24/7 news channel Janta TV keeps Hindu-speaking audiences apprised of the latest current events via a satellite feed on networks likes Tatasky, Hathway and DEN. The channel has also recently up leveled its social streaming strategy, growing its subscriber base across YouTube and Facebook Live to a collective 100K subscribers (and counting). To help keep pace with the ...

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AJA Ships KUMO 3232-12G Compact 32×32 12G-SDI Router

Grass Valley, CA (August 12, 2019) — AJA Video Systems has started shipping KUMO 3232-12G compact routers, featuring 32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs in a portable 2RU profile for flexible and cost-efficient 12G-SDI routing. Designed for use in broadcast, production and ProAV environments, KUMO 3232-12G supports large format resolutions, high frame rates and deep color formats, while reducing ...

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AJA Ships Ki Pro GO Multi-Channel H.264 Recorder/Player

Grass Valley, CA (August 8, 2019) – AJA Video Systems has shipped Ki Pro GO, a standalone, multi-channel H.264 redundant recorder capable of capturing up to four simultaneous HD or SD channels to affordable, off-the-shelf USB media. Portable and genlock free, Ki Pro GO is the ideal workflow solution for live production scenarios including live events, concerts, sports stadiums, corporate, ...

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Milk Visual Effects’ Apocalyptic “Good Omens” Work Rendered with AWS

212K Compute Hours Completed with AWS, Hitting a Peak of 83K Simultaneous Cores Adapted from the cult novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, six-episode miniseries “Good Omens” follows demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale as they attempt to prevent the end of the world. In addition to occasionally manifesting large, feathered wings, the unlikely duo ...

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OptiTrack Reveals New Skeletal Solver at SIGGRAPH 2019

Advanced Software Delivers Artifact-Free Real-Time Character Animation Los Angeles, CA, SIGGRAPH, Booth 1341 – July 29, 2019 – OptiTrack today announced that it will debut its brand new skeletal solver at SIGGRAPH 2019, bringing artifact-free, real-time character animation to its optical motion capture systems. The solver will be demonstrated in OptiTrack’s SIGGRAPH booth #1341, with OptiTrack Prime cameras tracking performers in the ...

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AWS Thinkbox to Showcase Virtual Workstations, Rendering, and Storage Solutions for Creative Studios at SIGGRAPH 2019

Studio in the cloud helps creative studios scale their productivity   At SIGGRAPH 2019, booth #1203, AWS Thinkbox will highlight a complete studio in the cloud workflow, including rendering, virtual workstation, and storage solutions that help creative studios iterate faster and take on more projects. Cloud rendering allows studios to increase productivity since visual effects artists spend less time waiting for renders and ...

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Evolve Integrated Finishing with new AI Tools in Flame Family 2020.1

Introducing the Flame Family 2020.1 update for Autodesk Flame, Flare and Flare Assist, featuring new creative tools targeted at accelerating workflows, increasing productivity and streamlining organization. Building on the recently released machine learning-powered Z Depth Map Generator and Human Face Normal Map Generator, Flame 2020.1 provides artists with more unique ways to isolate and modify common objects in moving footage ...

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AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean Audiences

Exploration into the endangered habitats of bears and the global crises that threaten the species recently aired in a landmark broadcast event for South Korean audiences. In January 2019, leading domestic television network MBC broadcast “Bear,” an episodic nature documentary series exploring the impact of climate change and urbanization on pandas, grizzlies, polar bears and beyond. This marked the first ...

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Encore’s Suzanne Thompson Receives Wayne Black Award

Honor Presented at 20th Anniversary Spotlight Awards™ Gala Hosted by Women in Film and Television Vancouver At the 20th Anniversary Spotlight Awards™ Gala held on July 2, 2019, Encore Vancouver Vice President of Sales Suzanne Thompson was honored with the Wayne Black Award for her contribution to the local post production community. Presented by non-profit Women in Film and Television Vancouver ...

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Deluxe Toronto Senior Colorist Bill Ferwerda Helps Reveal the World Beyond Gilead for “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season Three

The third season of MGM Television’s award-winning dystopian series “The Handmaid’s Tale” moves further beyond the source material novel by Margaret Atwood, featuring locales outside the totalitarian state of Gilead as June continues her involvement in the resistance while attempting to rescue her older daughter. Colin Watkinson, who won an Outstanding Cinematography Emmy Award for his work on the show’s ...

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Conductor Enhances Cloud Rendering Capability with Amazon EC2

Cloud Rendering Platform Expands Scalability with AWS Compute Resources Oakland, CA – June 27, 2019 – Conductor Technologies today announced that its cloud rendering platform will support Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), bringing the near-infinite virtual compute resources of AWS to Conductor customers. The new capability will provide content production studios working in visual effects, animation and ...

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ENCORE’S BOB FESTA RETURNS TO ‘YELLOWSTONE’ FOR SEASON TWO

  Season one of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” was one of the most watched television series that aired on ad-supported cable in 2018, averaging well over 5 million viewers per episode. The highly anticipated second season continues to follow the Dutton family as they fight for survival against ruthless enemies from all sides, with Kevin Costner reprising his role as family ...

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NASCAR Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Computing, Cloud Machine Learning, and Cloud Artificial Intelligence Provider

NASCAR enhances the fan experience, accelerates artificial intelligence efforts, and improves operational efficiencies by leveraging the cloud SEATTLE—June 4, 2019—Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has chosen AWS as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR will use the breadth and ...

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AWS Cloud Empowers Tangent Animation for “Next Gen” and Beyond

Animated sci-fi feature “Next Gen” tells the story of a lonely, rebellious teenage girl who teams up with a top-secret robot to stop a madman’s plot for world domination. Featuring the voice talent of John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross and Constance Wu, the CG action-adventure was created as a joint effort by Baozou and Tangent Animation, ...

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