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M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage

Aldermaston, UK, 10 February 2020 – GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that M for Media, an Abu Dhabi-based media production house that produces TV shows and adapts international formats for the GCC and MENA region, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS shared storage system. M for Media’s Andre Aouad said, “I first heard about GB Labs from the creator of MIMIQ for Avid systems, who forwarded some information that he thought would interest me. “It did, particularly because, at the time, we had no existing storage and it was ...

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Reynolds Journalism Institute uses the Quicklink TX for Washington Journal interview

The University of Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute recently used Quicklink TX for an on-air interview with C-SPAN on the Senate presidential impeachment trial. Staff from RJI utilized Quicklink TX to broadcast Missouri School of Law Professor and author Frank Bowman for a live, one-hour interview on C-SPAN’s morning program, Washington Journal. For this set-up, RJI easily established a two-way, high quality, ultra-low delay call.   “Because of Quicklink, we’re able to sell our small-scale facility to others as a site from which to do these national and international broadcasts. It’s like we’re able to play with the ...

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Grass Valley IP Solutions Give Gravity Media a Smart, Flexible Live Production Infrastructure for Major Sporting Events

MONTREAL – February 10, 2020 – Grass Valley’s IP solutions have been selected by Gravity Media to form an open standards-based IP core built – together with Cisco Nexus 9000 IP switches – as part of an upgrade to its live production capability. The deployment includes Grass Valley UCP-25/50 Gateway cards and MV-821-IP multiviewers as part of a wider roadmap to full IP migration by the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. The system was deployed at the UEFA Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29th May, 2019 and ...

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NINETNINE and Samira TV Launch Original Cooking Show with top French-Arab Influencers

NINETNINE, the leading content provider to Cable and OTT platforms, has partnered with Samira TV, an Arabic channel available in Middle-East, North Africa and France, which specializes in cooking TV shows focusing on local cuisine. The two companies have produced the first French-Arab TV show, ‘Ezawj Errahal’ presented by French travel and food social media influencers Salim and Linda, known as “the traveling lovers” (Les Amoureux Voyageurs). The 13-episode series launches on 14th February on Samira TV and will also be available on-demand and via OTT on Le Bouquet Maghreb, the leading Arabic TV package in France. The unique format ...

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VisualOn’s Partnership With KDDI Pioneers Use Of Ultra Low Latency CMAF And Multiple Camera Angles For Live Sports

  Last year, VisualOn Inc., the industry-proven video streaming solutions provider, announced that KDDI was utilizing the VisualOn Media Platform (VMP) to revolutionize the live sports experience to stream the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2019, broadcast by Fuji Television Network, Inc. KDDI delivered the first live sports stream in Japan utilizing Ultra-Low Latency CMAF (ULL-CMAF), allowing fans to watch in near real-time and share the experience on social media. In addition to being an exhibitor at the 2020 NAB Show, VisualOn has enabled volleyball fans to use a second screen, such as a mobile phone or PC, to view ...

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AccuWeather Forecasts Proves Latest Study Of 120 Million Forecasts

  Early this year, the most comprehensive statistical analysis of forecast accuracy ever undertaken, independent forecast tracker ForecastWatch reconfirmed the superior accuracy of AccuWeather forecasts by a significant margin over the next five sources of weather forecasts in all categories examined. The study analyzed 120 million forecasts from over 1,000 locations globally over a four-year period ending December 31, 2018, and AccuWeather was found to be the clear winner as the most accurate provider of weather forecasts in temperature, precipitation and wind speed– a clean sweep of all categories for a 1-5 days-out forecast period. Read the full ForecastWatch four-year ...

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Faciliss Technology Will Showcase Version 8 Shared Storage System and Version 3.5 FastTracker MAM at 2020 NAB Show

  This year at the 2020 NAB Show, on booth # SL9613, Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will debut version 8 of the Facilis Shared Storage System, version 3.5 of its FastTracker Media Asset Management software, and new Object Cloud Synchronization features.   Version 8 Shared Storage System and Version 3.5 FastTracker     One of the most compelling releases to date, version 8 includes unique software-defined Bandwidth Priority, SSD Tiering, and Multi-disk Parity: Bandwidth Priority delivers full throughput to all workstations during normal operation but prioritizes ...

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RUSSIA’S PROMINENT MARIINSKY THEATRE INVESTS IN CLEAR-COM’S PROVEN FREESPEAK II WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

  ALAMEDA, USA – February 6, 2020 – The world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, has completed a major installation of the latest wireless communications solutions from Clear-Com®. The systems, which feature the award-winning FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless System and the Agent-IC® mobile app, were supplied and installed by Clear-Com’s regional partner, Oltbert Business Development Ltd. The Mariinsky Theatre is one of the world’s most prestigious theaters for opera and ballet, with a rich history intertwined with Russia’s political and cultural shifts over the last 150 years. It has seen the premieres of important stage works from Russian composers ...

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Apantac Debuts 8K Multiviewer at ISE2020

Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces the debut of its 8K Multiviewer at ISE 2020 on stand 10.S120. Model: MiniDE-4-QUHD accepts 4x HDMI 2.0 inputs and 4x HDMI 2.0 outputs up to 4K @60. It performs in two modes: Multiviewer mode and Video Wall Processor mode. In Multiviewer mode, users can feed a quad UHD (four 4K inputs) 8K monitor or a 2×2 4K monitor stack. The position, size and aspect ratio of the source windows are user adjustable. In Video Wall Processor mode, the MiniDE-4-QUHD drives four 4K monitors and ...

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Telestream to Showcase Latest Cloud Media Processing & Video Quality Monitoring Ecosystem at NAB 2020

Nevada City, California, February, 7th, 2020 – At NAB 2020, on booth SL6, Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, will demonstrate new enhancements to Vantage Cloud Port, PRISM, and its iQ monitoring solutions from a new location in the front of NAB’s South Lower Hall. From content creation and packaging, to multiplatform and multiscreen content delivery with quality monitoring at every stage, Telestream is working with the world’s top tier content owners, broadcasters and distributors to develop new infrastructure and business models that ...

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DigiBox highlights pro-AV partners at ISE 2020

ISE 2020, 11-14 February, Stand 10.K165 — DigiBox, the UK’s leading distributor of technologies for the pro-AV and Broadcast industry, will participate in ISE 2020, the world’s largest pro-AV show, taking place at the RAI Amsterdam alongside partners Haivision, SNS and BirdDog. In conjunction with partner Haivision, a market-leader in video streaming solutions, DigiBox will showcase the many benefits of Haivision’s award-winning Makito X4 video encoder, a highly-secure, ultra-low latency HEVC and H.264 video encoder that delivers exceptional video quality, next-gen performance, SRT streaming, and best-of-breed 4K UHD and HD encoding density. Also featured will be the newly launched Haivision ...

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Nancy Jundi Announced as DigitalFilm Tree Chief Operating Officer

DigitalFilm Tree, a leading post-production innovator and software development company has announced that Nancy Jundi has joined their award-winning team as chief operational officer. Jundi brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with over 20 years of experience guiding entertainment and technology companies (both start-up and global reach) through exceptional growth challenges. She has been an outside consultant to DFT since 2014 and will now be based in DFT’s Los Angeles headquarters, where she will join Founder and CEO Ramy Katrib in pioneering revolutionary new offerings for DFT and the industry. “DigitalFilm Tree has always been education and ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Education Prepares Students for Success in a Thriving VFX Industry

Adelaide studio is preparing to welcome its largest class to date of student artists. Adelaide, South Australia— Next month, nearly three dozen aspiring visual effects (VFX) artists will arrive to study full-time at Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) in Adelaide, South Australia and take part in the studio’s highly-regarded training programs. Some will be students from the University of South Australia (UniSA) who will be undertaking the third year VFX specialization towards their Media Arts degrees. Others will be enrolled in a Graduate Certificate program, also run by RSP in alignment with UniSA, an intensive, 12-week course offering advanced training in ...

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Facilis to Debut Version 8 of their Shared Storage System and Version 3.5 of FastTracker MAM at NAB 2020

HUDSON, MA (February 6th, 2020) – At NAB 2020, on booth SL9613, Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will debut version 8 of the Facilis Shared Storage System, version 3.5 of its FastTracker Media Asset Management software, and new Object Cloud Synchronization features. One of the most compelling releases to date, version 8 includes unique software-defined Bandwidth Priority, SSD Tiering and Multi-disk Parity: Bandwidth Priority delivers full throughput to all workstations during normal operation but prioritizes workstations to maintain greater throughput when the server enters a high-load condition. This ...

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GLOBECAST NAB 2020 SHOW PREVIEW

On show at NAB 2020 (Booth SU9910) The new reality of cloud playout  Globecast will be highlighting its latest global cloud playout technological and service model developments as the company continues to lead the way across the next phase of real-world deployments. Globecast has worked with a portfolio of clients over the past two years or more on a range of cloud services; not least using cloud playout for the launch, in the UK, of Virgin’s TV Ultra HD channel in the fall of 2018. It has developed a deep technological understanding of where the real benefits of cloud playout ...

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The Colonie Adds Colorist Jennifer Gaida To Head Its New Color Grading Department

Continuing to Expand the Scope of its Capabilities, The Editorial, Design, Post Production Company Caps off the Year with the Hiring of Gaida and the Addition of a New Color Grading Division Helmed by The Experienced Colorist   The Colonie continues to grow its roster of talent and services with the addition of Colorist Jennifer Gaida to its team. The hiring of the creative and technically savvy talent marks the launch of the Chicago-based company’s new color grading division.  The expansion rounds out the one-stop editing, design, and postproduction boutique’s full-roster of high-end services and talent. Gaida exited Energy BBDO’s ...

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Italian Creative Agency Uses Ultimatte 12 for Building Virtual Studio Sets

Fremont, CA – February 6, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that ViSo Video Solutions has upgraded its virtual reality studios, relying on Ultimatte 12 compositing processors and URSA Broadcast cameras, to produce national television commercials and shows, for clients such as Sky Italia, Mediaset, ESL and Netco Sports. Founded in 2010, the company not only offers clients its VR services, it also creates all computer generated (CG) and 3D assets needed in house, and provides all post production which includes editing and grading in DaVinci Resolve Studio. “Augmented and virtual studio environments bring so many benefits to productions,” begins Luigi Nino, ...

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Presteigne Goes for Gold

Crawley, West Sussex, 06 February 2020 – Multi-location production solution provider, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, has joined Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe as a Gold level member. For nearly 15 years, SVG has provided support for all professionals who rely on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. In addition to its mission to advance the creation, production, and distribution of sports content, it also strives to enable service providers such as Presteigne to access new business opportunities by providing a contemporary, informed understanding of the current state of the sports production marketplace. Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO ...

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