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disguise gx range powers video intensive MTV 2019 VMA show Posted: 11/11/2019
disguise gx range powers video intensive MTV 2019 VMA and rsquo;s show

In August 2019, MTV hosted its 36th Annual Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, USA. The awards saw performances from some of the biggest names in the modern music including Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Missy Elliot, and Miley Cyrus to name but a few. Broadcast globally, the show saw an audience of over 1.5million tune in to watch the show.

The show featured an eye-popping array of video elements throughout the show with used during performances and for stage design and text listings of performers and presenters. Entertainment design firm Visual Noise Creative LLC deployed ten disguise gx 2 media servers to facilitate the video intensive environment.

Jesse Ignjatovic, Co-Founder of the live entertainment production company Den of Thieves, executive produced this year’s show and helped spearhead the use of impressive visuals for the VMAs.

“MTV and Viacom continues to push the limits on television production year over year, and for us that means new scenery with massive amounts of integrated video,” says Trevor Burk, Creative Director and Screens Producer at Visual Noise Creative. “The set that Julio Himede designed this year was no exception and was almost entirely made of video. We needed a platform that enabled us to be creative, flexible and fast enough to get this monster of a show on its feet in a short amount of time.”

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BUBBLE AGENCY APPOINTS KELLI NEVE-READ AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Posted: 24/10/2019
BUBBLE AGENCY APPOINTS KELLI NEVE-READ AS  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Bubble Agency, the global PR, marketing and events specialist for the media and entertainment technology and services sectors, today announced the appointment of Kelli Neve-Read. Kelli joins as Business Development Manager having spent 10 years at IBC, the world’s most influential media show.

Kelli will be based at Bubble headquarters in London and joins Managing Director Sadie Groom, across new business efforts and client services.

At IBC Kelli was Head of Exhibitions for three years, and Head of Events for the past three years. Propr to that she held various senior events positions at organisations including Informa Telecoms and Media. Kelli has worked with many clients throughout her career giving her extensive experience proving strong leadership and the ability to successfully manage relationships, as well as produce high customer satisfaction rates.

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Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019 Posted: 21/10/2019
Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019

Dutch megastar Marco Borsato recently played a stream of sold out record breaking shows at De Kuip stadium in The Netherlands. The set included a huge scale canvas in the form of a 1,000 square-meter LED screen. To power the impressive visuals needed for this event, Michael Al-Far of MalfMedia and Jo Pauly of Visual Solutions turned to disguise servers to provide the power. Six disguise vx 4 and four disguise gx 2 media servers played key roles in the innovative production driving the video content and facilitating real-time IMAG grading of the live feed and the integration of Notch VFX and multicam AR in the massive main screen graphics.

Marco Borsato consistently has been one of the most successful and biggest grossing artists in the Netherlands in the last twenty years. For the 2019 shows, Marco specifically requested that the starting point for the De Kuip shows would be the level of last year’s Sportpalais concerts where the team first introduced cinematographic content. “As an artist and photographer Marco felt the time had come for him to be involved in every step of this exciting project, so we had creative freedom, but he had the final say. Together with Set and Lighting Designer Carlo Zaenen we created the content book in which we outlined the look and feel of every song.” says MalfMedia founder Michael Al-Far.

“Marco Borsato was adamant that the live feed would be treated to fit better in the cinematographic content,” Michael notes. As a result, MalfMedia approached Lewis Kyle White to apply his vast experience in IMAG grading for live shows on this project.

The outdoor show posed a number of challenges: starting in daylight and transitioning to night; a canvas that was by some measures the largest screen ever used for an arena rock concert; the IMAG live feed embedded into the content and not shown on side screens; and a set list of 37 songs that all needed to have the same standard of quality.

Tags: disguise | live events | concert touring | AR graphics | media servers | vx 4 | gx 2 | Marco Borsato | MalfMedia | Visual Solutions | Notch | real-time rendering | Bubble Agency
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PROJECTION ARTWORKS TRANSFORMS INTO PIXEL ARTWORKS Posted: 17/10/2019
PROJECTION ARTWORKS TRANSFORMS INTO  PIXEL ARTWORKS

Projection Artworks, the award-winning specialists in light and pixel technology, have rebranded to Pixel Artworks, celebrating the company’s evolution and expanding use of innovative technologies as it continues to move into new global markets.

Tom Burch, Managing Director of Pixel Artworks, said, “For over a decade, our pioneering creative, technical and delivery expertise has grown alongside the incredible advances in pixel-based display technology. For years we’ve been telling clients’ stories through the best medium for that project whether that be OLED, lighting design, LED or projection mapping. It’s time our name reflects this.

“Our clients used to come to us when the nights grew darker and people thought of projection, now our talented team of nearly 50 people across two continents can design virtually limitless concepts that excite, explain and inspire in any environment – from digital out-of-home to giant airport activations, to choreographed live shows and 360-degree immersive experiences. We paint with light, and the world is our canvas.”

Recent projects from Pixel Artworks include the innovative entrance stage to the globally broadcast International Swimming League competition, a large lighting and projection mapping show for the grand opening of The Macallan distillery in Scotland; a touring pop-up pavilion to promote Expo2020 in Dubai featuring LED and entire room of LCD panels, lighting displays and touch screens; and a sensitively portrayed outdoor live immersive experience for the Second World War Museum in Gdansk to mark the 80th anniversary of World War II, with choreographed live theatre, lighting design and projection mapping.

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Primestreams Renewed Vision Bolsters Success for 2019 Posted: 16/10/2019
Primestreams Renewed Vision Bolsters Success for 2019

Straight off the back of winning TVBEurope’s ‘Best of Show’ award at IBC2019, Primestream, the industry leader in Media Asset Management and workflow automation, will continue to demonstrate its software solutions that enable media organizations, broadcasters and multinational organizations to capture, produce, manage and deliver content, at global trade shows, including NAB Show New York and Broadcast India during the week of October 14, and CAPER later in the month.

Tags: Primestream | MAM | AI | Elastic Data Viewer | IBC2019 | NAB NY | Broadcast India | CAPER | Bubble Agency
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disguise solutions power innovative video for the Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour Posted: 15/10/2019
disguise solutions power innovative video for  Ariana Grande and rsquo;s Sweetener World Tour

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour is underway with disguise 4x4pro media servers and OmniCal projector-calibration engine playing a key role in facilitating the ethereal, galaxy-themed visuals on stage.

The tour supports the artist’s fourth and fifth studio albums, ‘sweetener’ and ‘thank u, next.’ It kicked off in March 2019 in New York and wraps in December 2019 in California, comprising three legs and a total of 102 dates in North America and Europe.

“The tour was designed to highlight the range and femininity of Ariana and create an ever-transforming space for her to perform her latest albums and give the audience an immersive experience to dive into as they witness Ariana's journey through her music,” says Loren Barton, Media Department Director with Lumentech. He has overseen the projection and media departments in support of many recent projects by Production and Lighting Designer LeRoy Bennett. Possible Productions produced the motion graphics for the show, which sees the stage brought to life with visuals of space during the song ‘NASA’, the visuals then turn the stage into a planet, a moon and a galaxy. From conversations with Ariana herself, Michael Figge and his team at Possible created a stage theme for each song that reinforced the choreography and lighting.

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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.
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disguise Grows EMEA Sales and Support Teams with 10 New Hires Posted: 23/09/2019
disguise Grows EMEA Sales and Support Teams with 10 New Hires

disguise is celebrating its most successful year to date with multiple awards wins, and industry-first product launches. disguise is also pleased to announce the expansion of its EMEA sales and support teams with a number of new appointments.

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SCISYS Media Solutions Announces Major Newsroom Deal with France Televisions Posted: 20/09/2019
SCISYS Media Solutions Announces Major Newsroom Deal with  France Televisions

SCISYS Media Solutionstwonational TV stations, an information channel, 24 regional TV stations, 10 overseas TV and radio stationsand approximately 3000 named users, the new multi-million Euro deal will see France Télévisions’ newsroom operations transition to SCISYS Media Solutions’ flagship OpenMedia Infinity newsroom computer system. This will work in conjunction with the Newsboard unified web-based user interface for journalists and editorial teams.

Tags: SCISYS media solutions | France television | newsroom systems | radio solutions | newsroom solutions | OpenMedia | Bubble Agency | IBC2019 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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NewsBoard and Viz Story Combine for Fast-Paced New Media Newsroom Workflows Posted: 20/09/2019
NewsBoard and Viz Story Combine for Fast-Paced New Media Newsroom Workflows

SCISYS Media Solutions (previously ANNOVA Systems), the leading newsroom system provider in Europe, is delighted to announce that its powerful web-based news planning tool NewsBoard now integrates with Vizrt’s browser-based video editing and publishing package Viz Story.

Tags: SCISYS Media Solutions | Viz Story | Vizrt | Newsboard | 3D graphics | IBC2019 | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Telstra Promotes Global Remote Production Expertise at IBC2019 Posted: 20/09/2019
Telstra Promotes Global Remote Production Expertise at IBC2019

At IBC2019, Telstra Broadcast Services will showcase a portfolio of next generation high quality broadcast solutions and launch a global remote production solution allowing broadcasters and sport media customers to tailor their remote production solutions.

Tags: Telstra | Broadcasting services | sports broadcasting | broadcasting workflows | 5G | DPN | IBC2019 | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Primestream to Debut Extensive AI Integration at IBC2019 Posted: 20/09/2019
Primestream to Debut Extensive AI Integration at IBC2019

Primestream’s asset management platform has long been known for its scripting capabilities allowing media departments to make the most of metadata. Primestream uses metadata to trigger internal and external actions and processes, including 3rd party applications and even console and switcher automation, eliminating the need for outboard workflow automation systems.

Tags: Primestream | AI | Xchange | Review Hub | Photoshop | MAM | automation | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Primestream Showing Advanced Acquisition Capabilities at IBC2019 Posted: 20/09/2019
Primestream Showing Advanced Acquisition Capabilities at IBC2019

Primestream has expanded and enhanced its acquisition and ingest capabilities and will demonstrate them at IBC2019. For any media project, initial content acquisition is the most important stage in the workflow.

Cameras in the field need mobility, flexibility and reliability, especially in live and multi-cam situations. Control room operators need to monitor incoming content, as well as add information to support the asset management, editing, and distribution requirements later in the process. Even when moving files from an external storage location into the production environment, insufficient or erroneous metadata can be highly costly as the project moves forward.

Tags: Primestream | acquisition | assest management | AI | IP | 4K HDR | real time transcoding | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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disguise hits the road on EMEA Open House tour Posted: 20/09/2019
disguise hits the road on EMEA Open House tour
disguise is the ultimate solution to imagine, create and deliver spectacular live visual experiences. After kicking off the EMEA Open House tour in Poland earlier this month, the roadshow will head to eight more locations across Europe and the Middle East over the next six weeks, including stops in London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Dubai, Berlin, Oslo and Gothenburg.
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CUESCRIPT PRESENTS NEW PROMPTING SOFTWARE INNOVATIONS AT IBC2019 Posted: 09/09/2019
CUESCRIPT PRESENTS NEW PROMPTING SOFTWARE INNOVATIONS AT IBC2019

At IBC2019 CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, will present a range of exciting new software applications designed to enhance the prompting process for presenters, producers and technical staff.

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