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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage

CULVER CITY, CALIF.—  Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-ManTM: Homecoming, have been produced. Key additions include an Avid S6 M40 control surface, the most advanced recording and mixing console available. It is supported by an Avid Pro Tools HDX digital audio workstation and Pueblo microphone preamps, as well as processing gear, plug-ins and playback systems. The control room and stage have also been rewired and fitted with new ...

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Radford University Upgrades Experiential Video Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras

HDTV cameras enable valuable, practical learning opportunities and high-quality results as school upgrades instructional television studio Woodbury, NY, September 22, 2017 —Radford University has a rich history spanning well over a century, and has earned a strong reputation for its use of technology in the learning environment. When the school recently upgraded its educational television production studio to a fully HD environment, it purchased four Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide reliable, high-quality video acquisition while giving students valuable, hands-on experience with professional equipment. Serving the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide ...

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Amino and Nordija debut pioneering new dual mode Linux/Android TV experience at IBC 2017

Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, and Nordija, provider of advanced content delivery solutions, will showcase at IBC 2017 a unique and innovative dual mode platform that enables operators to seamlessly move between Android and Linux-based TV delivery to provide a consistent, state-of the-art user experience. The new solution combines Nordija’s latest FokusOn 4.0 middleware and Amino’s Kamai 7 devices, delivering the same style user interface in both modes. It was developed to meet growing operator traction for Android TV and the benefits it can offer in terms of speed of market deployment, content availability and a rich ...

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Bulgaria Sat selects Ericsson to enable high-quality UHDTV across the Balkans

Bulgaria Sat, one of the leader content providers in the Balkans, has selected Ericsson to deliver media processing hardware which will help deliver Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and 4K channels to TV subscribers across the region. As part of the deal, Ericsson will deliver its AVP 4000 system encoders to Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, 56 High Definition MPEG-4 services, three High Definition HEVC services and 46 Standard Definition MPEG-4 services. The solution will also offer the first 4K services delivered via the new Bulgariasat-1, the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria’s history, which launched in June ...

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BMS and Broadcast Solutions announce deeper cooperation through a joint sales strategy in Europe.

            BMS Inc., a leading provider of mission critical video and data solutions to the security and broadcast markets and Broadcast Solutions GmbH, the largest full-service system integrator in Europe, have announced a partnership that will combine the strengths of both companies to provide more comprehensive solutions to the market. BMS will offer its video and data solutions through Broadcast Solutions, taking advantage of the sales channel Broadcast Solutions has established over the years to provide customers and partners in Europe with an expanded portfolio to meet a wide range of requirements. Broadcast Solutions will ...

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Ericsson unveils MediaFirst Content Processing

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will launch MediaFirst Content Processing, the industry’s first software-based, multi-application platform, at IBC 2017 (booth #1.D61). The platform is designed from the ground up with high quality, full performance video processing capabilities specifically for the contribution market. Ericsson MediaFirst Content Processing answers the growing industry need for greater flexibility, superior low latency, and the ability to repurpose processing functions to efficiently deliver new and increasingly immersive video experiences. The first application designed by Ericsson for the platform is UHDTV HEVC contribution decoding. By combining the flexibilities of COTS servers with Ericsson hardware acceleration, service providers can efficiently future ...

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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and LOS ANGELES — Sept. 21, 2017 — SMPTE(R), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese ...

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WCPMedia Joins Digital Production Partnership (DPP)

Cloud-based media management services company joins the media industry’s business change network to help standardize broadcast workflows. LOS ANGELES —  WCPMedia Services, whose cloud-based media management platform is used by entertainment companies worldwide to produce, market and distribute film and television content, today announces its membership of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP). In joining the media industry’s business change network, WCPMedia is lending its support to the DPP’s mission to encourage the development of a fully digital, global and internet-enabled supply chain for broadcast media. “Through the efforts of the DPP, the United Kingdom became the first country in the ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival

NEW YORK— Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 55th New York Film Festival runs September 28 – October 15, 2017. Technicolor PostWorks projects include: Arthur Miller: Writer (Spotlight ...

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EditShare Single Node Scale-out Storage Solution Takes Home Prestigious IABM Design & Innovation Award and TV Tech Global Best of Show Award at IBC2017

Basingstoke, UK — September 21, 2017 — EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, closed out IBC2017 with two prestigious industry awards: an IABM ‘Design & Innovation’ Award and a TV Tech Global ‘Best of Show’ Award for its new XStream EFS Single-Node scale out shared storage solution. Judged by a panel of 40 independent, highly experienced industry professionals, the IABM ‘Design & Innovation’ Awards recognize products that show the potential to affect real innovative change within the industry. The TV Tech Global ‘Best of Show’ Award presented by NewBay Media recognizes outstanding products and technology of the past year in the media and broadcast ...

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Ericsson unveils MediaFirst Content Processing

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will launch MediaFirst Content Processing, the industry’s first software based, multi-application platform, at IBC 2017 (booth #1.D61). The platform is designed from the ground up with high quality, full performance video processing capabilities specifically for the contribution market. Ericsson MediaFirst Content Processing answers the growing industry need for greater flexibility, superior low latency, and the ability to repurpose processing functions to efficiently deliver new and increasingly immersive video experiences. The first application designed by Ericsson for the platform is UHDTV HEVC contribution decoding. By combining the flexibilities of COTS servers with Ericsson hardware acceleration, service providers can efficiently ...

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David Corley of DSC Laboratories to Receive Prestigious SMPTE® 2017 Camera Origination and Imaging Medal Award

Toronto, Canada – September 21,2017 – DSC Laboratories, developer of innovative products designed to optimize picture quality, is delighted to announce that its president, David F.E. Corley will be awarded the prestigious Camera Origination and Imaging Medal from SMPTE®, (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology. Corley will be honored for his five decades of continuous innovation and calibration tools for image acquisition, display, and color correction. The SMPTE 2017 Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26 in Hollywood, California, during the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & ...

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TELEVISA selects Spideo’s recommendation and analytics platform for its SVOD service BLIM

September 12th, 2017, Paris / Mexico Spideo, leader in content recommendation and analytics for Cable/IPTV operators and OTT platforms announced today that Televisa’s SVOD service BLIM h ad selected and successfully implemented its solutions to enhance personalization and discovery for their users. Thanks to Spideo’s recommendation solutions, Blim’s subscribers will be enjoying a fully personalized experience, from the homepage throughout the navigation on the platform, as well as smart and relevant suggestions for movies, TV shows and premium content.  And this is just a start – Mood discovery and advanced Thematic lists are the next steps of this collaboration aiming to build more ...

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RT FRANCE SELECTS VIDELIO TO PROVIDE MANAGED SERVICES FOR ITS TECHNICAL TEAM

IBC, Amsterdam. September 21, 2017 > VIDELIO, the leading digital media systems integrator, announced today its partnership with RT France which will launch its 24/7 news channel by the end of the year. RT France requested technical consulting, as well as turn-key managed services from VIDELIO. “We were looking for a partner to help us in launch and manage our upcoming round-the-clock news channel,” says Xenia Fedorova, CEO of RT France. “VIDELIO convinced us of their commitment and of their ability to meet our needs in terms of technical and production resources.”   RT France will broadcast on cable, satellite and ADSL. Nearly ...

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Dealt … Overcoming the Odds

The toughest critics an Indie filmmaker can face are the people who attend film festivals.   They come, not just to be entertained but to be knocked out of their seats by the story that is told and how it is told.   In addition, there’s more than a few of their peers in the audience   So, it was easy to understand why Andrew Lee, of Ralph Smyth Entertainment, was “a little” on edge when we met up with him last Spring at SXSW.   For more than four years, Lee and others had been working with Luke Korem, ...

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Autonomous Cars Require More Than Just Technology

“I think your experiment just got a mind of its own.” – Eddie Kasalivich, “Chain Reaction,” Chicago Pacific Entertainment, 1996     I don’t want to say that the AV (autonomous vehicle) is old news but … it’s old news.   One of the first videos on the subject, “The Automatic Motorist.” was back in 1911 when filmmaking was really, really hard work. Today, you can see it on YouTube from the BFI National Archive.   What we’ve learned over the last 100 plus years is that the world has gotten more complicated and it takes time to translate film ...

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CRAS and Blue Team Up For Student Laptop Recording Packages

caption: Incoming Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) students during the Sept. 15 orientation at the Gilbert, Ariz. campus. (inset: the MacBook Pro Laptop Recording Package that students receive upon starting classes at CRAS, which includes a Blue Spark SL microphone, Mo-Fi headphones, and Dual cable) Gilbert, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2017 – The proper tools are necessary for any craftsman to put their passions to work, and the world of professional audio is no different. Proudly, The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, has announced that new students entering the ...

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STORY Signs Comedy Director Ron Lazzeretti

CHICAGO—Award-winning comedy director Ron Lazzeretti has joined STORY for exclusive, national representation. A native Chicagoan, Lazzeretti has broad experience as a commercial director and agency creative director with credits including Chevy, Coors Light, KFC, A&W Root Beer and Taco Bell. A true multi-talent, he has also enjoyed success as an independent filmmaker, writer, producer and musician. “Ron in a phenomenal talent with incredible energy and a genius for comedy,” said STORY Executive Producer Mark Androw. “He’s been doing great work for years, and we’re thrilled to bring him to STORY.” Lazzeretti also leads Hog Butcher, a creative services company made ...

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