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Black Dragon Spotted in Grass Valley :)

By now, everyone has heard the big news of Black Dragon Capital’s announced acquisition of leading broadcast and post-production hardware & software manufacturer Grass Valley. Belden Inc., a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, engaged in the signing of a definitive agreement to sell the Company’s Live Media business (“Grass Valley”) to Black Dragon Capital, a private equity firm ...

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disguise gx range and xr Workflows Turn OMEN Challenge into a Unique Experience

When the OMEN Challenge 2019 was held in London in September 2019, disguise gx 2c and gx 1 media servers powered the real-time generative Notch content that accompanied the gameplay. The esports event was the first to be broadcast using disguise xR workflows, which combined Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality technologies. The fifth annual OMEN Challenge was held with the ...

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NAB: How It All Got Started…

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. Even with all the excitement that the Show brings, ever wonder what “NAB” is or who the ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Presenters for the 67th MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Los Angeles—Presenters for the 67th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will include Grammy Award-winning recording artist Melissa Manchester, All Rise star Nadia Gray, The Climb director Michael Angelo Covino, Dark/Web star Michael Nardelli, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables star Valery Ortiz and Stucco director Janina Gavankar. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Announces Feature Film Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be named at the organization’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. This year’s nominees are: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for “1917” Phedon Papamichael, ASC, ...

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The 12 Days of Creative Christmas 2019

This Christmas Season has everyone celebrating in holiday-spirit mode! Even high caliber tech nerds much like us from the broadcast and post-production industry are ready for the holly jolly Christmas up ahead! In staying true with the holiday tradition, I asked Christmas lovers on many of our social media channels: “If you could get a cool production toy this Christmas, ...

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Esports Shapeshifting with NewTek and NDI®

By Victor Borachuk, Executive Producer/Director of JupiterReturn Broadcasting esports requires perhaps one of the most fluid and dynamic production environments in live video production. Esports takes the idea of creative reflex to another level in terms of core competencies. Consider the above in the setting of the largest gaming expo in Latin America, and we have set the context for ...

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California Streamin’

HERMOSA BEACH, CA Imagine a picturesque place that’s sunny and pleasant year-round, where live music is often performed on gorgeous beaches near nightlife, bars, and a world-famous comedy club. While this may sound like a distant dream for most, for Brian Sheil it’s a dream come true. His dream of working in comedy and music clubs led Sheil to the ...

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KCRW Builds New State-of-The-Art Radio Broadcast and Media Headquarters

KCRW recently relocated from the basement of a building on the Santa Monica College main campus, to a new state-of-the-art $38-million headquarters at Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design. This new facility is a culmination of 11 years of fundraising, designing, installing, integrating, and training by KCRW staff and the partners involved in the project. At the ...

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The StreamGeek Summit is Headed to New York City

By Paul Richards, Chief Streaming Officer, StreamGeeks Five-time Olympic gold gymnast Nadia Comăneci once said: “Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day, and don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do.” Those words have resonated with me on my journey since founding the StreamGeeks in 2017. This November, the StreamGeeks will be hosting a ...

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IBC 2019: Pioneering Visual Storytelling Brands Vizrt, NewTek and NDI Unite

Bergen, Norway – Vizrt, NewTek™ and NDI® come to IBC 2019 (stand 7.B01) under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group – uniting three pioneering visual storytelling brands under a single purpose – to help customers deliver more stories, better told. The Vizrt group of brands will enable customers to master the complexity of visual storytelling and maximize their creativity. Together, ...

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Zixi: Securely Delivering Live, Broadcast-quality Video Over IP

From Tim Baldwin, Head of Product, Zixi Today’s consumers want content at their fingertips. They want to consume content at any time, on any device, packaged in ways that satisfies their interests and delivered at compelling price points. Media companies recognize that they need to create more programming going to more places, and IP distribution is the best way to ...

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Shaking Off The Shackles Of AR

By Phil Ventre, VP Sports and Broadcast, Ncam While augmented reality for broadcast is still in a relatively nascent stage, its usage is finally moving away from the gimmicky ‘new toy’ stage; AR graphics are becoming an integral part of programme content, and sophisticated audiences are demanding hyper-real, believable graphics that are fully immersed in the real-world environment. The sports ...

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JMR BlueStor SHARE Networked Storage Server for Collaborative HD to 4K Workflow Shared Storage Applications

Gordon Moore, in 1965, predicted that the number of transistors in an IC or chip doubles approximately every two years, or that IC complexity could be expanded exponentially at a reasonable cost approximately every two years. Similarly in the 1950s, IBM showcased the first hard disk drive that was the size of two refrigerators with 50”x24” platters to give 3.75MB ...

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VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For ‘MA,’ A Horror Film

VFX Legion recently wrapped work on ‘MA,’ Blumhouse Productions’ new psychological horror film, which opened in theaters on May 31st. The award-winning studio tapped its the company’s experience digitally mutilating and eviscerating characters and augmenting practical footage to craft a range of photorealist visual effects that heightened the visceral impact of some of the movie’s most gruesome and suspenseful scenes. ...

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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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