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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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Harvard University Athletics Raises the Streaming Bar for College Sports with AJA Gear

Harvard University consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges not only for its academic stature but also for its top-notch collegiate athletics program. The institution is home to 42 NCAA Division 1 teams spanning basketball, hockey, football, squash, tennis and many other sports. To keep its students, alumni and Crimson fans up to speed on their favorite ...

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Globo Scales Creative Capacity with AWS Cloud

Network Leverages AWS Thinkbox Deadline and Amazon EC2 Spot to Handle Increasing Project Complexity Globo is one of the world’s largest broadcasters and the leading commercial television network in South America, reaching 99.6 percent of Brazilian homes as well as more than 170 countries with its content. As the company’s content offerings have expanded and evolved, so have its technology ...

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Supersphere Launches Audiophile Series, Bringing Native Ambisonic Sound to Immersive Live Events

Los Angeles, CA – April 24, 2019 – Leading immersive entertainment production company Supersphere today announced the launch of its new Audiophile Series, marking a new level of audio fidelity and delivery for live event broadcasts. Available on Oculus Venues, the series marks the first time that live VR/360° broadcasts will offer end-to-end natively mixed ambisonic audio for primary delivery, ...

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4K 4Charity Races Past $1 Million Mark At 2019 NAB Show

Annual fun run held to advance equity in the media and tech industries sets new record for registrations and funds raised   Portland, Ore. – April 18, 2019 – Elemental Technologies LLC (AWS Elemental), an Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) company, today announced the 4K 4Charity Fun Run held at the 2019 NAB Show raised more than $68,000 for Girls Who Code, ...

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AJA Introduces New Tools and Feature Packed Updates at NAB 2019

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL2416 (April 8, 2019)—AJA Video Systems today at NAB 2019 announced new solutions and updates that streamline how broadcast, production, post and AV professionals bring audiences dynamic, multi-format content, including the new Ki Pro GO H.264 multi-channel HD/SD recorder/player. Also new to the lineup are 14 openGear converter cards featuring DashBoard software support, two new ...

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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine Wins Technical Emmy and Is Featured in More Than 50 Broadcast Partner Presentations at NAB 2019

April 8, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV, NAB Show – Epic Games is at NAB 2019 to showcase the latest Unreal Engine broadcast technology integrations and workflows. Unreal Engine broadcast solutions and use cases are being demonstrated at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 8-11 at the Studio Xperience Booth #SL3824 alongside more than 50 appearances with customers such as ...

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New Accelerated Transcoding from Amazon Web Services Delivers up to 25X Faster VOD Processing

Enables high-resolution streaming of on-demand content for broadcasters and over-the-top providers Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SU2202 – April 8, 2019 – Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) an Amazon.com company, announced availability of Accelerated Transcoding, a new feature within AWS Elemental MediaConvert that enables broadcasters, over-the-top (OTT) distributors, and other premium content providers to complete their video transcoding projects up ...

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Amazon Opens New Office in Winnipeg

New 13,000 ft. sq. space is home to Amazon Web Services team WINNIPEG, CANADA — April 5, 2019 — Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that it has opened a new office in Winnipeg, adding dozens of new jobs to the area. The office is primarily home to a growing development team, AWS Thinkbox, works on solutions for the ...

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AWS Delivers Nimble Cloud Workflows, High-quality Viewing Experiences at NAB 2019

Features innovations for enhanced live and on-demand video workflows, such as next-gen transcoding, studio in the cloud, content protection, low latency, personalization, and intelligent automation with additional demonstrations by more than 60 Amazon Partners Portland, Ore. – April 4, 2019 – At NAB Show 2019 in Booth SU2202, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, will showcase advances for content creation, ...

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Autodesk Announces Flame 2020

New release introduces machine learning to isolate objects in image sequences San Rafael, CA (April 4, 2019) – Today Autodesk announced Flame® 2020, the latest release of the Flame Family of integrated visual effects (VFX), color grading, look development and finishing system for artists. A new machine learning-powered feature set along with a host of new capabilities bring Flame artists ...

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AWS Launches an Open API Specification to Simplify Encryption for Live and On-demand Media Workflows

Portland, Oregon, USA – March 27, 2019 – Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE), an open, extensible API specification developed to streamline integration of Digital Rights Management (DRM) with encoders, transcoders, and origin servers (encryptors). Until recently, most integrations required a custom API for each DRM solutions provider ...

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Autodesk Unleashes 3ds Max 2020

New release packs a punch with improved content creation and design viz toolset   SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 27, 2019 – Today Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. The new release revamps the user experience with customer-requested features that enable faster playback speeds, optimize performance and increase flexibility. 3ds Max ...

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DELUXE POST PRODUCTION HIRES JAMES FRASER AS VP SALES FOR TORONTO

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 27, 2019 – Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) announced today that James Fraser has joined the Deluxe Post Production sales team in Toronto in the role of Vice President, Sales.  He reports to the division’s Mark Smirnoff, Executive Vice President, Sales. In his new role with Deluxe, Fraser will be working along side Christa Tazzeo Morson ...

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Tim Walker Joins AJA Video Systems as Senior Product Manager

Grass Valley, CA (March 26, 2018)– Today AJA Video Systems announced that Tim Walker has joined AJA as Senior Product Manager for its FS family of frame synchronizers and converters, including the FS-HDR, as well as the HDR Image Analyzer. Walker joins the team from Grass Valley, where he served as senior product manager for its switcher line. With more than ...

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Arraiy Debuts DeepTrack AI-Powered Tracking Solution for Real-Time Broadcast, News & Sports Productions

Venture-backed Company Announces VFX Industry Veteran Mark Tobin as CEO Mountain View, CA (March 20, 2019) – Computer vision technology innovator Arraiy has launched DeepTrack, a machine learning solution that provides real-time tracking for broadcast, news and sports productions. DeepTrack is the first application to launch in Arraiy’s DeepStudio suite of robust AI-based tools for real-time virtual production pipelines. With computer vision ...

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