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DejaSoft confirms IABM membership to further strengthen global industry presence of film tool DejaEdit Posted: 25/02/2020
DejaSoft confirms IABM and nbsp;membership to further strengthen global industry presence of film tool DejaEdit

Software development firm DejaSoft announces its membership of IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers.  

DejaEdit securely synchronises files, bins and timelines between multiple edit installations across the internet. Other features include automatic synchronisation of bins and media and daily backups of a whole AVID Media Composer project and much more.

It allows multiple editors to work together on projects regardless of location. It also facilitates the efficient transfer of media data between editors and on-set “dailies” stations or VFX houses.

The DejaSoft team will present DejaEdit for the first time at NAB 2020 including a sneak preview into upcoming Version 3.0 due for release in late spring. Highlights of DejaEdit Version 3.0 include “Private” and “Global” bin sharing and many other helpful features that facilitate media file transfer across large media projects.

To arrange a meeting with DejaSoft at NAB, email nab@dejasoft.com

For access to DejaEdit tutorials and to discover the endless possibilities visit https://dejasoft.com/dejaedit/

 

 

 

 

Tags: editing | Avid | MediaComposer | NEXIS | post-production | production | VFX | DIT | synchronisation | media file sharing | collaboration | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Sinclair Broadcast Group to use Marquis Broadcast production storage optimisation and management tools Posted: 13/02/2020
Sinclair Broadcast Group to use Marquis Broadcast production storage optimisation and management tools

Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcast companies in America, is deploying Marquis Broadcast’s Analysis Parking software with a new enterprise monitoring dashboard for its many facilities across the United States. During its expansion, Sinclair Broadcast Group has always focused on optimising best practices for its news technology and operations. Part of this focus was to streamline and simplify the management and monitoring of multiple Avid NEXIS® systems, helping users manage Avid projects and valuable storage space more efficiently.

Sinclair Broadcast initially deployed Marquis Broadcast’s Analysis Parking in three major sites. The software understands the relationships between Avid projects, folders, bins and media, and runs automated Avid NEXIS analytics and visualization processes, enabling each station to maximise the use of space on their Avid NEXIS storage systems.

Paul Spinelli, director of engineering at Sinclair Broadcast Group, explains: “As a group, we’re continually evaluating new technologies that can realise further operational benefits and efficiencies. Our goal is to standardise technologies and workflows across all our Avid news operations, which now total over 60 sites. The new systems enable the recovery of large amounts of blocked-out – but usable – space and offers detailed enterprise-wide analytics on our Avid storage.”

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Sinclair Broadcast Group | broadcast | Analysis Parking | Avid | Avid NEXIS | editing | enterprise | workflow | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage Posted: 10/02/2020
M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage

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 rapidly becoming a problem because of the volume of work we were taking in. You can’t keep running back and forth with arms full of hard disks. It’s unproductive, and it was beginning to show. However, GB Labs soon came up with the ideal solution.”

Supplied and installed by partner, MediaCast, the GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro system installed at M for Media can be accessed by up to 10 users of Avid Media Composer, simultaneously if required.

As leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs recently introduced even more acceleration for FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Ultimately, the engine of the newly 25 GbE-enabled FastNAS is our powerful CORE.4 OS, an ultra-high-performance operating system that serves media files with intelligence layers that deliver high stability and unparalleled quality of service. We are delighted to have been referred to M for Media by acknowledged experts, which is further evidence of our growing reputation for excellence.”

According to Aouad, “Recognising that we needed to make a change, we had made numerous enquiries for recommendations for a shared storage system and felt that GB Labs offered the best value and highest performance ratio versus any other solution on the market. Once we had taken the decision, we were up and running with FastNAS very quickly and the benefits we expected were almost instantly felt.

“We have had a very positive experience with FastNAS and are already looking forward to working with GB Labs on future projects.”

FastNAS media production storage systems are available in a range of configurations, including FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio; FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro and FastNAS F-16 Nitro MAX.

For more information, visit www.gblabs.com

Tags: GB Labs | Intelligent STorage Solutions | M for Media | FastNAS | Mediacast | FastNAS F-16 Nitro system | Avid Media Composer | 25 GbE connectivity | CORE.4 OS | FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio | FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro | F-16 Nitro MAX.
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White Mark Helps LIPA Build A Hub For Its Creative Technologies and Performance Course Posted: 20/12/2019
White Mark Helps LIPA Build A Hub For Its Creative Technologies and Performance Course

LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, has converted one of its traditional theatres into a multifunction space that is acting as a hub for its new Creative Technologies and Performance course, which launched this year.

Acoustic design consultancy White Mark was tasked with overseeing the project that involved building a TV studio, production gallery and sound control area into the existing space, along with motion capture rooms, grading rooms and a 5.1 audio dubbing suite. White Mark’s role included working closely with building contractors to ensure that the new facilities were delivered on time and to the highest standard so that they accurately reflect the real world facilities students will encounter when they eventually leave LIPA at the end of their degree courses.

Jon Thornton is Head of Sound Technology at LIPA, says: “This was an incredibly ambitious project, not least because of the timescale involved, which was very tight. For various reasons, the project had a few false starts and it was only when we called in White Mark that we were able to get it back on track.”

LIPA’s new Creative Technologies and Performance Course is part of an ongoing commitment to providing students with the skills they will need for the future. It is headed by Steve Davies, who has a background in broadcast, corporate productions and short form drama. The new facilities are being equipped to the highest standard in terms of audio and video gear and incorporate top industry brand names such as Calrec, Avid and Black Magic.

Tags: White Mark | LIPA | Creative Technologies and Performance Course | Steve Davies | Jon Thornton | David Bell
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Storm upgrades to Avid NEXIS and takes the leap with HDR Posted: 12/12/2019
Storm upgrades to Avid NEXIS and takes the leap with HDR

Refreshed with a new-look, Storm Post Production has upgraded to Avid NEXIS | PRO, complete with MediaCentral | Editorial Management, developing and adapting its existing workflows to new technologies and providing a solid, consistent service for its clients. Storm’s impressive London facility is fully prepared for handling higher-resolution and HDR media, from ingest right through to delivery, with the new Avid products further improving production efficiency.

Storm is a multi-genre end-to-end post-production facility, specialising in factual documentaries and entertainment programmes for UK and international broadcasters. Its new Avid MediaCentral | Editorial Management workflow management system, together with upgraded Avid NEXIS shared storage, has been installed and configured by Altered Images and has already boosted Storm’s productivity. It has provided editors and production teams with greater workflow integration and flexibility, notably being able to access and edit media remotely.

“Our latest NEXIS and Editorial Management upgrade has really helped us streamline several processes and provide our customers with powerful tools to help satisfy their requirements and deliver content of a high-standard.” explained Jay Makwana, Storm’s Commercial Director. “We’re continuously looking for ways to develop and expand our capabilities in order to strengthen workflows and stay ahead of the curve.”

Tags: Altered Images | Storm | post production | HDR | edit | Avid | MediaCentral | Editorial Management | workflow | NEXIS
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London-based Bild Studios invest in the latest disguise flagship hardware Posted: 25/10/2019
London-based Bild Studios invest in the latest disguise flagship hardware

disguise studio partner and workflow specialists,Bild Studios share how disguise has enabled them to create amazing live experiences and why they have invested in the new gx 2c hardware.

Bild is a London-based visual engineering studio and well renowned in the industry for helping to create spectacular live experiences, such as The Opening Ceremony for the Pakistan Super League, where 50 minutes of AR graphics replaced traditional pre-rendered content that usually is mapped onto projection surfaces or LED screens inside the venue.

Founders David Bajt and Rowan Pitts have been working with disguise for over 10 years, delivering hundreds of software training sessions globally, while also using the technology on some of their most ambitious projects.

Originally part of United Visual Artists, David and Rowan have been among some of the earliest adopters of thedisguise technology, having worked together on projects such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tour in 2011, Coachella 2011, Coldplay’s ‘Sky Full of Stars’ music video, before finally opening their own consultingstudios in 2014.

Tags: disguise | Bild Studios | gx 2c | Pakistan Super League | David Bajt
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Zixi Accelerates Growth with Strategic Hiring and Opening of New Offices Facilitating Growth in Engineering and Sales to Keep Pace with Worldwide Posted: 07/10/2019
Zixi Accelerates Growth with Strategic Hiring and Opening of New Offices  Facilitating Growth in Engineering and Sales to Keep Pace with Worldwide

Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over all IP networks, announced the hiring in vital roles and the opening of offices in three strategic regions to capitalize on the rapid customer growth being seen across the globe. To keep pace with the growth, in addition to the Waltham, Massachusetts headquarters and R&D center in Tel Aviv, Zixi has established presence in New York, Los Angeles and London in order to work more intimately with the large and expanding customer base on the East and West Coasts of the US, as well as in Europe.

Tags: Zixi | IP Networks | hiring | Sergey Maliuk | Bubble | Gordon Brooks | David Nortier | Chris Valle
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Artjail raises the bar with Baselight colour grading Posted: 03/10/2019
Artjail raises the bar with Baselight colour grading
Independent VFX boutique Artjail has added a Baselight grading suite in each of its locations: one in its New York studio, and one in Toronto their newest studio that opened in January. Bringing grading and VFX together will strengthen the studio’s workflow for complex VFX projects. It will also further their reputation for short form advertising projects and long form work.
Tags: FilmLight | Clinton Homuth | colourist | Artjail | VFX boutique | Baselight | grading suite | Steve Mottershead | New York | Toronto | BLG | Flame | NUKE | Avid | VFX | feature set | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Meet The Winners of The First Ever Rise Awards Posted: 24/09/2019
Meet The Winners of The First Ever Rise Awards
Rise, the award-winning advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has announced the winners of its first ever Rise Awards, in association with Avid, at this year's IBC.
Tags: Rise | broadcast | BBC | Adobe | Clear-Com | Avid | disguise | awards | women in broadcast | Sundog | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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NDI Makes IP Accessible for Live, Post-Production, Mobile Devices, and Delivery at IBC2019 Posted: 20/09/2019
NDI Makes IP Accessible for Live, Post-Production, Mobile Devices, and Delivery at IBC2019

NDI®, a brand of Vizrt Group, today released the 4th generation of NDI technology to both developers and end users at IBC2019 in Amsterdam. Using software, computers and networks, NDI is a crucial part of the organization’s mission of making software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) accessible to everyone via the universal power of IP-based video. NDI is the dominant IP standard for digital media by using standard Ethernet networks and mobile environments. NDI changes the picture by giving everyone access to easy-to-use, high-quality video and audio over IP. NDI is royalty free to use software with hundreds of developers making thousands of NDI-enabled products now in the hands of millions of customers around the world.

Tags: NDI | NDI 4 SDK | Vizrt Group | SDVS | NewTek | Kanal 75 | 4K | Panasonic | Avid | Microsoft Skype | Magewell | Adobe | Grass Valley | EVS | Vizrt | ChyronHego | Atomos | Sony | Vaddio | NewTek | and many more. | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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FilmLight presents Colour On Stage at IBC2019 Posted: 13/08/2019
FilmLight presents Colour On Stage at IBC2019

At this year’s IBC, FilmLight (stand #7.A45) is hosting the free two-day seminar series, Colour On Stage, on 14-15 September 2019. The event provides an opportunity for visitors to participate in live presentations and discussions with colourists and other creative professionals at the peak of their craft.

Tags: FilmLight | IBC2019 | Baselight | Colour on Stage | colourist | colour management | grading tools | colour grading | Alex Gascoigne | Technicolor | Eric Weidt | Stephen Edwards | Tom Chittenden | David Williams | CV Rao | Karine Feuillard | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Inaugural Rise Awards Announces Shortlist Posted: 07/08/2019
Inaugural Rise Awards Announces Shortlist

Rise, the award-winning advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, is pleased to reveal the shortlist for its first ever Rise Awards.

Tags: Rise Awards | Rise | Broadcast | manufacturing and services | IBC2019 | Avid | Grass Valley | Sundog | disguise | Clear-Com | Adobe | Business | Engineer | Marketing/PR | Sales | Technical Operations | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Project Parking and Workspace Tools support OP1A workflows and Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces Posted: 29/07/2019
Project Parking and Workspace Tools support OP1A workflows and Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces
Updates to Project Parking and Workspace Tools include support for the new Avid Media Composer
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Avid | Project Parking | Workspace Tools | Media Composer | OP1A | Cloudspaces | Avid NEXIS | disaster recovery | workflow | sync | backup | cloud | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro Posted: 29/07/2019
Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro
New platform enables facilities using Adobe to confidently share projects and media
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Postflux | Adobe Premiere Pro | archive | storage | workflow | projects | editing | Avid | media | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Youngster builds powerful workflows with BLG Posted: 18/07/2019
Youngster builds powerful workflows with BLG
One of London’s newest high-end finishing houses, Youngster, is delivering uncompromised quality thanks to FilmLight’s unique BLG workflow. Youngster is using the innovative setup to provide seamless, renderless content exchange between Flame VFX, Avid editing and the Baselight grading and finishing suite. The BLG workflow is already being used on commercials including those for Treatwell and Mulberry as well as music videos for the likes of Joji, whose Sanctuary promo received over 14 million hits on YouTube in its first few days.
Tags: FilmLight | Youngster | BLG workflow | Flame VFX | Avid | Baselight | colour grading | Treatwell | Mulberry | Joji | Sanctuary | Whitehouse Post | The Quarry | finishing services | Jim Bracher | The Mill | Wolfgang Lempp | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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