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Brainstorm partners with Bluefish444 for its main demonstration at Broadcast Asia

June 14th, 2018. Brainstorm, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, will be present at Broadcast Asia 2018, booth 4P-01, showing the latest enhancements for high-end and hyper-realistic content creation using virtual sets, Augmented Reality and data-driven graphics, focused on its renowned solutions InfinitySet and Aston. Supporting Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O cards, Brainstorm will showcase a photorealistic virtual set presentation for Augmented Reality and broadcast applications, where the synthetic images will be undistinguished from the real ones. It will be possible thanks to the combination of the Brainstorm eStudio renderer with the Epic Games Unreal Engine, within the ...

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AIMS Welcomes PESA and Sobey Digital Technology as Associate Members

BOTHELL, Wash. — June 19, 2018 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced two new associate members: PESA and Sobey Digital Technology. “The continued growth in AIMS membership is a testament to the media and entertainment industry’s commitment to all IP workflows,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. “PESA and Sobey bring key insights into the needs of our industry and add their voices to our membership in promoting the media over IP technologies and solutions.” PESA is a leading supplier of routing switcher systems for broadcasting, postproduction, corporate, educational, cable, religious, and government markets. ...

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Red Giant Releases Comprehensive Training Series for Trapcode Form 3

Portland, OR – June 19, 2018 – Red Giant has just released a brand new Trapcode Form 3 training series, available free of charge on the Red Giant YouTube channel and led by award-winning filmmaker and motion designer Chad Perkins. The new training videos are the latest to come out of Red Giant, on the heels of the captivating short film “TANK,” created by ILM veteran Stu Maschwitz, and Dan “Hashi” Hashimoto’s “Cheap Tricks: Wakanda Form-ever!” where he demonstrates how to use Trapcode Form‘s OBJ Model settings to create sand sculptures in true 3D space. Part of the Red Giant ...

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Facilis Technology Deploys Hub Server at Notable Customer Sites Around the World

HUDSON, MA (June 19th, 2018) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that its Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing Facilis shared storage systems, has been deployed in several large and notable customer sites. The Facilis Hub Server optimizes drive groups and increases the bandwidth available from standard TerraBlock storage systems. It gives new customers a way to scale bandwidth through dynamic aggregation, and current customers a way to extend the usable life of older systems. New Hub Sever orders ...

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How Telestream Lightspeed Live Helped PRG Support U2 Worldwide Concert Tour

Nevada City, California, June 19, 2018 –  Los Angeles-based PRG (Production Resource Group), a leading entertainment and event production company, has been involved with staging dazzling concerts for some of the world’s best-known artists including U2, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Beyoncé, and Roger Waters for over two decades. As part of its services, PRG also produces video elements for live shows, including video walls and big-screen projection. To help support this service, PRG recently acquired three Lightspeed Live systems from Telestream. For U2’s 2017 Joshua Tree world-spanning tour, the band’s management team wanted to capture and archive all the live 4K and ...

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EditShare QScan Strengthens Commitment to Industry Compliance with Support for IMF Packages

Basingstoke, UK — June 19, 2018 – EditShare a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, announced today that the latest EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control family (AQC) of products, powered by the award-winning QUALES QC engine, now supports automated QC of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages. “The new QScan IMF release is yet another milestone on EditShare’s journey to provide users with next-generation solutions that meet the needs of today’s global production supply chain,” comments Howard Twine, director of software strategy, EditShare. “Although IMF is not a new concept, its broader industry adoption is on the horizon. Our new QScan ...

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Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver

Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.” LOS ANGELES— Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt is currently leading a team of artists in creating visual effects for the third season of Syfy’s horror anthology series Channel Zero. Mr. Wolf executive producer Mike Pryor says the Vancouver facility will provide local VFX support for television series ...

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MILLER SHOWCASES ADVANCED FLUID HEAD RANGES AT BROADCASTASIA 2018

SINGAPORE, JUNE 19, 2018 – Miller Camera Support, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will display its latest range of fluid heads to the broadcast community at BroadcastAsia 2018. Miller will showcase a wide array of fluid head solutions, including the CompassX series (CX), Skyline 90, Skyline 70 and more at Booth 4K2-05. “As Asia’s must-attend international event for the pro-audio, film digital media and broadcasting industries, BroadcastAsia is a key show for Miller to attend,” says Joseph White, regional sales manager Asia & Africa, Miller Camera Support Equipment. “It is our goal to consistently advance ...

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Adorama INSPIRE Brings Together the Creative Industry’s Biggest Social Influencers, Artists and Filmmakers to Discuss What It Takes To Build Your Brand in the Digital Age

New York, NY – June 19, 2018 – Adorama, the trusted source for market-leading photo, video, audio, imaging and electronics products and information, invites visual storytellers to New York City this June to hear how world-renowned photographers and filmmakers have leveraged social and online platforms to build their successful businesses and brands at Adorama INSPIRE. Chris Burkard, renowned photographer and filmmaker (“Under an Arctic Sky”) and Instagram star with 3 million followers will lead the brand building session on Storytelling in the Digital Age and Prince McClinton, creative powerhouse and business phenom behind Art of Visuals, the creative community platform ...

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Spain’s Calamocha TV’s capabilities enhanced by joint PBT EU-ADDITELECOM’s services

PBT EU with ADDITELECOM transforms Calamocha TV’s infrastructure to cope with industry changes   With constant pressure on broadcasters to adapt to immense change, Spain’s Calamocha TV entrusted IT provider ADDITELECOM, with long-standing technology partner PBT EU to transform its old analogue systems and streamline its existing infrastructure.  PBT EU provided Calamocha TV with brand new broadcast server upgrades and continuity TV system updates from ADDITELECOM to significantly bolster performance.   The project involved ensuring full compatibility with central control from the PlayBox system to enable smooth implementation and seamless video processing that was also well coordinated with the other ...

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Sigma Ships Five Prime Art Lenses for Sony E-mount Cameras with Full-Frame Sensors

Ronkonkoma, NY – June 19, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced availability of five of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM ($899 USD), Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM ($849 USD), Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ($899 USD), Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM ($949 USD) and Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM ($1199 USD). Offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models feature a newly developed control algorithm that ...

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Dejero Backs Team Sky on The Road to Tour de France

Technical collaboration gives British cycling team the edge during 2018 UCI World Tour   Waterloo, Ontario, June 19, 2018 — Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has partnered with Team Sky to provide them with an in-vehicle mobile connectivity system using Dejero Gateway that allows the British professional cycling team to receive and deliver race related information wherever they may be. Throughout the UCI WorldTour, Dejero GateWay mobile connectivity is enabling Team Sky to monitor live TV feeds, track live environmental data and social media activity within ...

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RTI Announces Integration With 2N IP Video Intercom Door Stations

Allows Users to Answer Video Calls and Control Doors From Any Video-Intercom-Compatible RTI Controller SHAKOPEE, Minn. — June 19, 2018 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced seamless integration with the modular 2N® IP Verso and compact 2N® IP Solo IP intercoms, allowing them to be used with any RTI control device featuring video intercom capabilities. Delivering high functionality in sleek designs, 2N’s IP intercoms combine door control with hidden cameras that guarantee sharp video even at night, thanks to their high-resolution settings and infrared backlights. Additional external IP cameras can be ...

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Artel Releases New Precision Timing Protocol White Paper

‘Time Travels — A Closer Look at PTP’ Details Considerations for Successful IEEE Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Deployments WESTFORD, Mass. — June 19, 2018 — Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the release of a new white paper titled “Time Travels — A Closer Look at PTP.” The paper, which addresses key factors that must be considered for successful PTP deployments, is available for download from www.artel.com/precisiontiming. “IP video and audio technology is moving rapidly into all facets of media production, and PTP is the essential technology to provide absolute synchronization of ...

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Friend MTS’ ASiD watermarking completes rigorous robustness tests performed by independent security consultancy Cartesian

Watermark tests compiled following discussions with all major Hollywood studios to replicate tampering techniques used for streaming piracy Birmingham, UK – June 19 2018 – Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that its ASiD subscriber watermarking has completed rigorous robustness tests that were performed by Cartesian, the independent security consultancy. The watermark robustness tests were compiled by Cartesian over a period of 12 months through a series of discussions with all major Hollywood studios, MovieLabs and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The set of 97 tests replicates many of the key tampering techniques used by video pirates with ...

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Registration for SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Now Open

Shift to Larger Downtown LA Venue Allows for Extended Conference Program and Expanded Exhibition Space LOS ANGELES and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — June 19, 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018) Oct. 23-25. SMPTE 2018 will be held at a new venue: the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. Registration is also open for the SMPTE 2018 Symposium, an all-day session that will precede the technical conference ...

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Plus 4 Audio Amps up its Rental Selection with Two Calrec Summa Consoles

HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, JUNE 19, 2018 — As a highly active rental company in the UK broadcast and pro audio space, Plus 4 Audio needs to ensure that it’s offering its clients best-in-breed technology. To satisfy this, the company recently purchased two 44-fader Summa consoles from Calrec Audio. Plus 4 Audio works with many prominent broadcasters including, ITV, BBC, Channel 4, and Sky as well as independent production companies, OB providers and major record labels. Projects include high value and complex shows including Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Variety Performance, The Mercury Music Prize and Dancing on Ice. This is ...

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INSIGHT TV Continues Expansion with Appointment of Poppy Mason-Watts as PR & Communications Manager

INSIGHT TV, one of the world’s largest UHD HDR broadcasters and producers of native UHD content covering action sports, entertainment, and lifestyle, has appointed Poppy Mason-Watts as PR & Communications Manager, effective immediately. Mason-Watts is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day B2B and B2C public relations and comms activities. Prior to joining INSIGHT TV, Mason-Watts was director of corporate communications & PR and oversaw the National Geographic marketing team at FOX Networks Group Asia. She was responsible for 14 markets in APAC including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and combined PR and marketing responsibilities focused on corporate, crisis, B2B ...

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