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HPA Industry Recovery Task Force Names Leon Silverman Chair

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June 30, 2019 (Burbank,CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the trade organization serving the professional community that provides expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of media content, announced today that industry leader and former HPA president Leon Silverman will lead the HPA Industry Recovery Task Force (IRTF). Regarded as one of the most respected experts in production and post, Silverman is a founder of HPA and continues to serve on its Board. Over the course of his decades long career, he has held executive roles at major studios and entertainment companies including Netflix, The Walt Disney Studios, ...

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NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking leverages AWS to secure pre-release and early-release content

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* Content owners now have an added level of security in the processing of their pre-release and early-release workflows using AWS Elemental MediaConvert * API integration allows for the seamless cloud deployment of NexGuard watermarking technologies for file transcoding and OTT content preparation * For OTT streaming, customers can combine the NexGuard watermarking in AWS Elemental MediaConvert with pre-existing integration of NexGuard in Amazon CloudFront Cheseaux, Switzerland, and Phoenix, AZ – June 30, 2020 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced API integration of NexGuard forensic ...

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NAGRA secures Taiwan Broadband Communications’ hybrid Android TV STB 4K service

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  * The NAGRA Security Service Platform and NAGRA Connect content protection technology will secure the operator’s new hybrid Android TV offer * New service will enable a fast time-to-market solution and new revenue streams through Android TV based 4K Ultra HD content, OTT and premium interactive services * Solution leverages a comprehensive portfolio of technologies offered by the NAGRA Android Fast Track Program Cheseaux, Switzerland, and Phoenix, AZ – June 17, 2020 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), one of Taiwan’s ...

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BBC and Hulu’s Hit Adaptation of “Normal People,” Produced by Element Pictures, Finished in DaVinci Resolve Studio

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Fremont, CA – July 1, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the hugely popular television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s New York Times best selling novel, Normal People, was graded and finished in DaVinci Resolve Studio. Produced by the Oscar and BAFTA award winning production company, Element Pictures, and generating almost 48 million requests on BBC iPlayer so far, the 12 part drama has gripped audiences across the UK and US, with critics racing to heap praise on the Irish love story. The series was directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald, with cinematography by Suzie Lavelle BSC and Kate McCullough. Gary Curran, ...

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Arvato Systems re-launches Vidispine as go-to-market brand for Media Management & Monetization

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Streamlined and integrated product portfolio Enabling customers to benefit further from product synergies Clear positioning in the marketplace  (Arvato Systems) Gütersloh – Arvato Systems announced today that it will combine the synergistic product portfolios of its media & entertainment related Arvato Systems and Vidispine businesses, presenting them under a relaunched Vidispine brand. The move will bring the strengths of the two brands together in a more cohesive way, and give customers a clearer understanding of the product offerings. Arvato Systems, the IT specialist within the Bertelsmann Group, acquired media supply chain experts Vidispine in 2017 in order to strengthen the ...

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Build Distancing Dividers Fast — Introducing Matthews’ Sheet Plate Adapter Kit

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  Matthews Studio Equipment offers a smart solution for some of today’s on-set and real world issues. The new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit makes it easy to quickly build custom dividers to protect against virus transmission, plus it offers a convenient holding method for standard grip equipment.  MSE’s new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit is a versatile bracket mount that securely adds a welded 3/8” pin to any sheet material such as Plexiglas, plywood, lauan, Masonite or a variety of fabrics like vinyl to create safe on-set barriers that can be easily sanitized.  Two 3” steel plates sandwich the material via ...

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Atomos enables large format 12-bit 4K ProRes RAW recording with Fujifilm GFX100

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June 30, 2020 Atomos is excited to announce RAW over HDMI recording with the Fujifilm GFX100 and Ninja V 5” HDR monitor-recorder. The Ninja V will record up to 4Kp30 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW video from the GFX100’s state-of-the-art large format CMOS sensor. This makes it the world’s first commercially available medium format RAW video shooting system available to buy. The GFX100, Ninja V and ProRes RAW gives filmmakers a whole new way to shoot. The look of large format video has recently become very popular in Hollywood, with the ability to use high-quality lenses with different technical characteristics. This ...

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Cinematographer Geoffrey Hall ACS chooses Cooke lenses to create a cinematic look for 20-year reboot of HALIFAX: Retribution

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June 30, 2020 Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lenses were the first choice of renowned cinematographer Geoffrey Hall ACS (Chopper, Red Dog: Escape from Pretoria) to shoot HALIFAX: Retribution, a reboot of the popular Australian TV crime drama series, Halifax f.p. that ran from 1994-2001 on Channel Nine. Acclaimed Australian actress Rebecca Gibney reprises her role as the smart and poised forensic psychiatrist, Dr Jane Halifax, which was originally written for her. This new eight-part mini-series returns to the character 20 years on when she receives a letter threatening her family, and must find a sniper on the loose ...

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