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Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare

Boston, MA — July 9th, 2019 — EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Nairobi-based creative facility, Africa Post Office (APO) has selected the EditShare suite of products to facilitate collaboration and media management for its critically acclaimed film, documentary, and editorial projects. APO will leverage EditShare EFS high-performance, scale-out shared storage, Flow media asset management (MAM), and Ark archiving backup solution for its projects. The first independent post facility of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, APO is lead by multi-award-winning editor Franki Ashiruka whose world-class body of work includes “Poacher” and “Tales from ...

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Broadway’s Network Used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM Switchers

Fremont, CA – July 9, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit Tony winning Broadway play “Network” used its products to help create an immersive experience for audience members, putting them right in the middle of a live news broadcast. Video Designer and Cinematographer Tal Yarden used Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel on and off stage to film and live switch the performance, helping to create a unique multimedia spectacle for the audience. Directed by Tony Award and Olivier Award ...

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Hitomi launches MatchBox Glass and Analyser Option at IBC bringing lip-sync analysis and alignment in a convenient, flexible iOS App

Stand 2.C11, IBC 2019, RAI, Amsterdam:  Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, will launch ‘MatchBox Glass’, a new and free iOS App for near instant lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras at IBC this year. Hitomi Broadcast Director Russell Johnson said, “Synchronisation is often one of the last items on a field production checklist and can happen right up to going live or on-air. Often, it can be discovered too late that there are sync issues, which can be costly and, at the very least, embarrassing to resolve at the last second. “MatchBox Glass ...

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Intinor to launch new Direkt link router panel, video mixer and tower at IBC 2019

Stand 14.D10, IBC 2019, RAI, Amsterdam: Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, will launch a newly combined router panel and video mixer for the highly portable Direkt link remote production backpack at IBC 2019. Intinor’s Direkt router is used by major broadcast and production companies for video switching and mixing on the fly, and with the new router panel and video mixer combination the unit can provide GFX-overlays and PiP. Direkt link can send video streams to multiple receivers, including Intinor’s own receivers, designed primarily for cable TV or channel ...

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RED BEE MEDIA PARTNERS WITH SWEDISH NENDA – POWERING NEXT GENERATION TELEVISION EXPERIENCES IN HOTEL ROOMS WORLDWIDE THROUGH MANAGED OTT

  Red Bee Media, a leading global managed services provider in broadcasting and media, has entered a partnership with Swedish streaming innovator Nenda, boosting the company’s efforts in disrupting the global B2B Television market. Nenda will leverage Red Bee Media’s Managed OTT and Distribution services in order to provide the hospitality industry with a unique streaming service, delivering the next generation television experience in hotel rooms worldwide. Anders Hässel, CEO and Founder, Nenda The service, powered by Red Bee Media’s Managed OTT and Distribution Services, will offer hotel chains a cost efficient, content rich and highly customizable streaming service uniquely ...

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Pasadena Media Chooses Cartoni Pedestals for Studio Upgrade

Since 1983, Pasadena Media has operated four public, education and government access television channels for the City of Pasadena, its school district and community college. on top of producing content for four channels, the non-profit also runs the city’s community media training center and television studios. “We provide training to the public to use our equipment and create their own tv shows. Typically we shoot with two or three crews per day, and we shoot about two episodes with each crew.  I think we are shooting about the same as a regular news studio,” explains Chris Miller, Chief Operations Officer ...

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Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is excited to announce that award-winning colorist Scott Klein is joining the company. As supervising colorist of numerous groundbreaking episodic series, Klein joins a superior roster of Light Iron artists located in both Los Angeles and New York who provide collaborative, creative expertise on feature films, episodic series and music videos. “While Light Iron was historically known for its capabilities with feature films, we have developed an equally strong episodic division, and Scott builds upon our ongoing commitment to providing the talent and technology necessary for supporting all formats and distribution platforms,” says General Manager ...

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Cine Gear Announces Winners of Technical Achievement Awards

Each year the industry’s tech manufacturers aim to show crowds their hottest new production and post production gear at Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood. This year the Cine Gear Technical Achievement Awards drew 130 entries from the 306 attending vendors. The Expo’s team of sixteen expert judges representing a multiplicity of industry disciplines deliberated and voted on the worthy new technology candidates in 12 different product categories. The judges and Cine Gear Expo are pleased to announce the 2019 Cine Gear Expo Technical Achievement Award recipients. In the Camera Technology category, the winning entry was Sony Electronics with their Sony VENICE Extension System ...

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EVS LEADS THE WAY TOWARDS LEAN PRODUCTION AND TRANSFORMS THE LIVE USERS’ EXPERIENCE AT IBC2019

Innovative design and the latest technologies, including machine learning and native support for IP, are the driving force behind new production and storytelling solutions on show from EVS at IBC2019. On stand 8.B90, EVS presents its future lean production solutions offering live production standards accessible at lower operational costs. Full IP interoperability and integration with third-party tools are also inherent in all new EVS solutions and updates. Introducing a New Autonomous Camera System IBC attendees will see the launch of a new automated multi-camera positioning and framing system that analyzes the images of robotic camera feeds in real time and ...

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Broadcast Pix Champions Video-Over-IP Workflows at ACM 2019

Chelmsford, Mass. – July 8, 2019 – Tony Mastantuono, product manager of Broadcast Pix™, will be part of a video-over-IP panel discussion on Wednesday, July 10, at the Alliance for Community Media 2019 Annual Conference (Booth 15) in Portland, Ore. The conference runs July 10-12, and Broadcast Pix will demo its BPswitch™ integrated production switcher in the ACM exhibit hall during the first two days of the conference.   Mastantuono will showcase GovTV, the San Diego-based company that offers remote live production of government meetings using a BPswitch IP-based workflow model, during the discussion. “You hear the term ‘video-over-IP’ a ...

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MultiDyne Appoints WESCO Broadcast and AV as Master Distribution Firm

Global distributor will initially focus on North America, with an eye on expansion to international regions Hauppauge, NY, July 8, 2019 — MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions is about to receive a substantial visibility boost in North America with the appointment of WESCO Broadcast and AV as its master distribution firm. A division of WESCO, a Fortune 500 company with more than 500 branches worldwide, WESCO Broadcast and AV will bring a full-service approach to its distribution strategy that differentiates from a traditional distribution relationship. “We are specifically focused on business growth for our vendors, which extends well beyond sales and ...

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Live Media Group Holdings Creates National Live Production Footprint With Three Strategic Acquisitions

TNDV: Television, Harb Production Services and Coastal Media Group join forces with Live Mobile Group to offer innovative, full-servicelive production facilities and solutions coast to coast LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2019 — In what promises to be among the more innovative strategic acquisition plans this year, Live Media Group Holdings announces that TNDV: Television, Harb Production Services and Coastal Media Group will join its live production business portfolio effective immediately. The acquisitions will create the largest mid-level, full-service live production facilities provider and company in the broadcast and live event industry. The three companies join Live Mobile Group, an owned ...

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DigiBox takes delivery of first BirdDog P200 cameras

                Harpenden UK, 08 July 2019 — DigiBox, one of the leading UK distributors of market-leading technologies for the broadcast, video, and pro-AV industries has taken delivery of the first BirdDog EYES P200 NDI® production cameras available in Europe. The BirdDog EYES P200 camera is equipped with BirdDog’s own silicon chip that was developed from the ground up to encode and decode full NDI. DigiBox Sales Manager Phill Lane said, “We are really excited to have received our first shipment of P200 cameras, the demand for full NDI PTZ units is growing and the BirdDog units ...

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Cartoon Network partners with Globecast for pop-up channel technical services in Asia

Globecast has announced that Cartoon Network has extended its longstanding partnership with Globecast for the launch of two innovative, market-leading pop-up kids channels. Following discussions earlier this year with Globecast that explored the possibilities, Cartoon Network launched pop-up channels in Singapore with Singtel and in the Philippines with Cignal. In Singapore, the channel, called “Pop & Watch”, was available free on Singtel’s IPTV service, as well as its Singtel TV GO and Singtel CAST mobile apps from June 12-21. Cartoon Network Classics was available as a pay-per-view channel on Cignal TV from May 3 to June 2. James Crossland, Senior ...

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Audio Asylum Moves Into New Markets With A PMC 5.1 Monitoring System

Build quality, accuracy and, of course, phenomenal sound are just some of the reasons why Mark Yaman has chosen PMC monitoring for Audio Asylum, his audio post production facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. “I really love PMC’s attention to detail,” he explains. “When I originally invested in a pair of the PMC monitors, I knew I would be expanding my system later to cater for 5.1. What made this simple was PMC’s willingness to take the serial numbers of my monitors and do resistance matching with the rest of the speakers I needed. There is no other monitor company I ...

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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 (WIFTV), the Spotlight Awards celebrate notable achievements of women across the British Columbia (BC) media industry. WIFTV addresses systemic barriers to women’s equal participation in the production and dissemination of screen-based media and its Wayne Black Award is named in ...

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Growing demand for Aperi’s virtualized media production technology helps it secure $10m+ in funding

Camarillo, California, July 3, 2019 – Aperi, the pioneer of virtualized media production, has closed a round of funding of more than $10 million (USD) as it seeks to scale to meet the growing demand from customers for its unique range of services. Much of this investment has come from a group of global industry-focused venture capitalists led by software and cloud technology experts Merapar, and including Ocom, Manuardeo, Innov8on and Malvern Ventures LLC, which are drawn from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Discussing the news, Joop Janssen, CEO of Aperi said: “This demonstration of confidence in Aperi’s revolutionary ...

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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 pilot, served as DP for the first two episodes of season three, with DPs Zoe White and Stuart Biddlecombe handling later episodes. Deluxe Toronto Senior Colorist Bill Ferwerda, who provided the series’ color finish for the two previous seasons, built ...

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