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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing Posted: 07/09/2017

Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.

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Amino at IBC 2017: Upcycling - the Key to Transforming TV for Tomorrow Posted: 31/08/2017

Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, will showcase at IBC 2017 how it is leading service providers into the new age of TV delivery by upcycling their legacy network equipment and devices.

Tags: IBC | 2017 | Amino | set-top boxes | Donald McGarva | ENABLE | MOVE | VIEW | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Tektronix Helps Content Creators Solve Critical Challenges Capturing 4K UHD, WCG, HDR Content Posted: 29/08/2017

New technologies such as 4K, Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) allow video content creators to create stunning images and content for delivery to the home, but they also add considerable complexity to workflows. Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today unveiled a comprehensive set of production tools to help content creators minimize and manage this complexity at its source the camera. The new solutions, available now, will be demonstrated at IBC 2017 this September on Stand 10 D41.

Tags: Tektronix | PRISM | IBC2017 | content creators | 4K | UHD | WCG | HDR | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Crafty Apes Delivers Incredible Subtle VFX for Hidden Figures with Help from Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya Posted: 06/04/2017

Hidden Figures recounts the story of three female African-American mathematicians who played an integral role John Glenns launch into space and return. Captured on 35mm film, the movie is largely live action, but features nuanced CG throughout. Crafty Apes delivered 328 VFX shots for the film, working out of its Atlanta facility, with Founder Chris LeDoux at the helm, Mark LeDoux overseeing local artists and Tim LeDoux guiding the final look out of the studios LA facility. Together, a 20-person team created CG elements reminiscent of 1960s Russian and NASA space programs; period era technology; and capsules, rockets, launch pads and the like, in addition to a host of VFX and environment work for CG shots, from bolts to Earth. 

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Bannister Lake Software Launches Super Ticker Chameleon for Integrated Data Presentation, Management and Playout Posted: 11/08/2016

Bannister Lake Software is proud to introduce Super Ticker Chameleon, the most significant expansion to date of the companys widely-deployed Super Ticker family of data aggregation and display solutions. Building on Super Tickers hallmark efficiency, scalability and flexibility, Chameleon extends the core Super Ticker application into a comprehensive data presentation, management and playout system for use either on its own or in conjunction with any third-party broadcast CG system.

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NEWTEK ANNOUNCES NDI OPEN PROTOCOL FOR IP PRODUCTION WORKFLOW Posted: 09/09/2015

NewTek today announced Network Device Interface (NDI), a new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks. NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time. This new protocol can benefit any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. NDI connectivity will be available in Q4 as a royalty free software developer kit (SDK) for anyone wanting to enable IP workflows in their facilities, or in production devices and systems they manufacture. 

Tags: NewTek | Dr Andrew Cross | NDI | Brainstorm | CasparCG | CharacterWorks | ChyronHego | ClassX | Compix | EasyWorship | Gnural Net | Graphics Outfitters | LiveXpert | Media 5 | PlayBox Technology | Teradek | Vizrt | Wasp3D | IBC 2015 | IBC 2015
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Rodeo FX Recreates the War-Torn Pacific for Unbroken Posted: 22/02/2015

Rodeo FX produced 240 stunning visual effects shots for Angelina Jolie's World War II biopic Unbroken. Partnering again with Industrial Light & Magic, the Montreal-based VFX studio crafted photorealistic images, creating the breathtaking air combat between the B24s and the Zero fighter planes, among other spectacular sequences. Unbroken has been nominated for three Academy Awards, which will be handed out this Sunday.

Tags: pre-vis | visual effects | motion design | animation | Rodeo FX | CG | VFX | compositing | rotoscoping | 3D | 2D | Montreal | postproduction | Unbroken
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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects on Birdman Posted: 06/02/2015

Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Birdman. The award is for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture, and is one of the preeminent awards in this industry. Rodeo FX continues its recent run of industry honors, including the Emmy and HPA Awards the facility won in 2014 for the visual effects it created for the TV series Game of Thrones.

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NBC Sports, Bodega, and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX Posted: 06/02/2015

VP creative director/director and visual effects studio Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizonas University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Rodeo FX Opens Office in Los Angeles Posted: 15/12/2014

Rodeo FX, which has contributed visual effects to over 70 films and recently won an Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones, has opened an office in Venice, CA. The Montreal facility has signed on the Hatch FX team, renowned matte painter, Deak Ferrand, and long-time executive producer, Cheryl Bainum, to lead the Rodeo FX Los Angeles team. The new office offers Hollywood studios and creatives direct access to all Rodeo FX services.

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McGill Universitys Schulich School Students Tackle Loudness Control with RTW TM3 TouchMonitor Posted: 03/11/2014

RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that the sound recording department at McGill Universitys prestigious Schulich School of Music now uses the companys TM3 TouchMonitor audio meter to instruct students in the art of loudness control.

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Q-TEC Inc selects Pablo Rio for a 4K future Posted: 06/10/2014

Quantel today announced that Tokyo post house, Q-TEC Inc, has invested in a turnkey Pablo Rio 4K HFR high quality color and finishing system to provide post production services to its animation department. Q-TEC now has a total of eighteen Quantel systems in house making it the largest Quantel-based post facility in the world.

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BBC Two series Sacred Wonders of Britain brought to life by Carbon Digital Posted: 23/10/2013

MediaCityUK-based production company, Carbon Digital, has developed all CGI work for new BBC Two series Sacred Wonders of Britain. 

The BBC Two three-part series features archaeologist, historian and broadcaster Neil Oliver, and his visits to Creswell Crags, Grimes Graves and the great stone circle and henge of Avebury to discover an ancient landscape of belief and ritual that lies below the surface of our modern world. 

Tags: broadcast | production | post production | vfx | cgi | BBC | Carbon Digital | The Landing | television | Timeline North | MediaCityUK
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The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the Nat Tiffen Award Posted: 16/10/2013

The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, extends its praise to Baylor University Professor Corey Carbonara, who was recently presented with the inaugural Nat Tiffen Award by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at its 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards. One of four award recipients, Dr. Carbonara was honored for his educational contributions to the art of cinematography. He serves as the Director of the Digital Communication Technologies Project at Baylor, which is currently working on research about augmented reality and new immersive visual 3D environments. I am so honored to have been selected by the International Cinematographers Guild to receive the prestigious Nat Tiffen Award for outstanding educational contributions to the art and craft of cinematography, Carbonara commented in a press release issued by Baylor University (more info). Getting this from the ICG and having it presented to me at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Clubhouse is such a wonderful blessing. I have always admired the creative genius of the ASC and ICG over the years, and to receive an award named after Nat Tiffen humbles me.

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Facilis TerraBlock Augments CGI and Post Production for SBT Posted: 21/08/2013

One of Brazils largest television broadcasters, S£o Paulo-based SBT offers international audiences the full gamut of programming including soap operas, sitcoms, dramas and films. The network depends on a dedicated CGI and post production arm to deliver a distinct aesthetic for each show, with a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system serving as the cornerstone of its operations. 

Tags: Facilis | TerraBlock | Facilis TerraBlock | Storage | SBT | Brazil | Television Broadcasting | Broadcast | Television | CGI | Post | Post Production | Shared Storage | Shared Storage System | Storage System | Workflow | Editing | Finishing | Computer Graphics | Color Correction
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