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Lindsey Optics Intro and rsquo;s First Ever FSND Rota-Grad Filters Posted: 15/09/2020
Lindsey Optics Intro and rsquo;s First Ever FSND Rota-Grad Filters

Lindsey Optics adds a new twist on FSND filters with its unique range of Brilliant² Rota-Grads. This family of rotating full spectrum graduated neutral density filters fits directly into popular 4x5.65 rod-mounted matte boxes and clip-on style, where rotation of a 4x5.65 filter was uncommon—until now.

Tags: Lindsey Optics | optics | lenses | FSND | filters | rotating | Rota-Grads | full spectrum | graduated | neutral density | matte boxes | aperture | cinematographers | videographers | broadcast | film | video | proper exposure | balance | photography | wide-angle lenses | light
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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R23 Posted: 08/09/2020
Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R23

In conjunction with their own live, virtual 3D Motion and Design Show and the IBC 2020 conference, Maxon today announced the availability of Cinema 4D Release 23 (R23). The next generation of Maxon’s professional 3D software delivers powerful enhancements to its animation and UV workflows, character animation toolset, and the inclusion of Magic Bullet Looks technology. The introduction of the new Scene Nodes system provides a preview of the performance customers can expect in future developments of Cinema 4D. Plugin developers will appreciate the update to Python 3, and creative pipelines will benefit from the inclusion of USD import/export and updates to FBX and OBJ handling. R23 will be available on September 9th for subscription holders and will be available as an upgrade for perpetual license holders

Tags: Red Giant | Maxon | Cinema 4D
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Whitman Illuminates Hot Wheels Spots with BB and S Lighting Innovations Posted: 07/09/2020
Whitman Illuminates Hot Wheels Spots with BB and amp;S Lighting Innovations

Tristan Whitman plays with toys. A specialist in tabletop cinematography, the LA-based filmmaker/USC professor is often called upon by top toymakers to make their action cars and figures grab the attention of young viewers. Unlike setups that require big crews, tabletop shooting is a more solitary endeavor, requiring a focused skillset including concentration, patience and resourceful use of tools. With fewer people on set, following the new safety protocols amid the Covid-19 outbreak is just a minor inconvenience.

Tags: BB&S Lighting | BB&S | Lighting | local 728 | lighting design | light | cinematography | digital cinematography | director of photography | cinema | commercial | music video | phosphor lighting | led | lightbridge | pipelines | area 48 | Lumix S1H | reflector | cine | produc
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Civan gets Creative with Litra for Lifestyle Spots Posted: 14/08/2020
Civan gets Creative with Litra for and nbsp;Lifestyle Spots

When Home Becomes Studio in the Days of COVID

It takes more than a pandemic to keep cinematographer Timur Civan down. When work started going sideways Civan (www.timurcivan.com) created a new niche that would help him use his best assets: his creativity, his family and next door neighbors (actors), his ranch style home, a full scale production equipment package, and a little help from his friends and pets. He put together a Home Studio Production Package with his pitch and impressive portfolio. His agent booked jobs.

Tags: Litra | LitraStudio | portable | RGB | light | filmmaking | broadcasting | videography | photography | battery operated | lighting | cinematography | director of photography | lighting design | compact | LED | lumen | flicker free | waterproof | running-gun | remote | DSLR
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Matthews Gobo Plate Mounting Adapter Posted: 12/08/2020
Matthews and rsquo; Intro and rsquo;s Gobo Plate and trade; Mounting Adapter

Matthews Studio Equipment solves another real world issue with the new Gobo Plate™. The versatile mounting adapter offers a quick, practical and inexpensive solution that’s sure to save time and energy when attaching various grip equipment, on set and on location.

Tags: Matthews | Grip | grip equipment | Lighting | lighting support | Matthews | Matthews Studio Equipment | Sheet Plate | gaffer | local 80 | cinematography | production | set
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Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2: Hail to the King Posted: 05/08/2020
Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2: Hail to the King

Cinegy GmbH, the premier provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout, has released the latest version of Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2, solidifying Cinegy’s position as the leading IP and multipurpose multiviewer vendor.

Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2 is the most flexible multiviewer ever, great for on-premise and remote monitoring applications.

Tags: Cinegy | Multiviewer 15.2 | on premise | remote monitoring | streaming | playout | automation | NDI | Cinegy Encode | SDI | SRT | SRT Alliance | Cinegy Encode | Cinegy Capture | Cinegy Air PRO
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Build Distancing Dividers Fast Introducing Matthews Sheet Plate Adapter Kit Posted: 16/07/2020
Build Distancing Dividers Fast Introducing Matthews and rsquo; Sheet Plate Adapter Kit

Matthews Studio Equipment offers a smart solution for some of today’s on-set and real world issues. The new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit makes it easy to quickly build custom dividers to protect against virus transmission, plus it offers a convenient holding method for standard grip equipment. 

MSE’s new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit is a versatile bracket mount that securely adds a welded 3/8” pin to any sheet material such as Plexiglas, plywood, lauan, Masonite or a variety of fabrics like vinyl to create safe on-set barriers that can be easily sanitized. 

 

 

 

Tags: Matthews | Grip | grip equipment | Lighting | lighting support | Matthews | Matthews Studio Equipment | Sheet Plate | gaffer | grip equipment | cinematography | production | set
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Video Europe Goes Back to its Roots Posted: 30/06/2020
Video Europe Goes Back to its Roots

Video Europe, leading digital cinema, broadcast and edit hire company has announced an operational restructure to streamline their business proposition.

In a strategic move decided in January and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the company is to return to their original and core business offering of equipment rental to the film and television industry. As part of the process, Video Europe is officially exiting the outside broadcast and flypack services market and is selling their OB trucks. The restructure will enable the company to refocus on three business channels: digital cinema, edit equipment rental and broadcast hire. No staff will be lost.

Tags: Video Europe | Broadcast | Hire Company | Broadcast Hire | Camera Hire | Cinematography | Video Production | Videography | Film Production | OutsideBroadcast | OB | OBTrucks | MCR | MCR Broadcast Hire
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Matthews New 40x40 Inch Flags and Floppies Add Portability Posted: 02/06/2020
Matthews and rsquo; New 40x40 Inch Flags and Floppies Add Portability

 

Matthews introduces a full 40”x40” line of Flags and Floppies. Offering the multitude of benefits for which Matthews is known, this practical size answers the need for gear that’s portable enough to travel in a hatchback car like a Prius and compact enough to work in nooks and crannies of a tight location like a bathroom corner. When it comes to cargo, the 40”x40” dimension easily fits standard shipping limits.

As Matthews’ resident Grip Martin Torner explains: “With the popularity of our 40”x40” Flag, we have added more flavors to this wonderfully dynamic dimension, including Full Silk, Floppy and the new Matthbounce Floppy. Like the 48x48”, the 40x40 is still a good size flag when it comes to usability, but less bulky.”

Like the larger versions, the new frames are built with the same rugged 3/8” stainless steel tubing that’s securely welded for long life. The Flags, Floppies and Silks are meticulously sewn in Matthew’s Southern California headquarters.

Tags: matthews | flags | grip | mse | studio | equipment | hollywood | floppies | production | california | gear | cinematography | cinematographer
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Cinegy announces TURBOCUT - Making Editing with Adobe Premiere Faster than Ever Posted: 28/05/2020
Cinegy announces TURBOCUT - Making Editing with Adobe Premiere Faster than Ever

Cinegy today announced TURBOCUT, a new Adobe CC plug-in which significantly accelerates the editing of H.264/HEVC by utilising the NVIDIA GPU’s hardware decoder. This announcement coincides with Adobe releasing version 14.2 of Adobe Premiere with several new features added, but still missing NVIDIA hardware accelerated editing and using the NVIDIA GPU for decoding H.264 and HEVC.

As Jan Weigner, CEO Cinegy GmbH explained, “For many years, tens of thousands of users have been using the Daniel2 Plug-in for Adobe CC, which already offered the NVIDIA accelerated export of H.264 and HEVC. So when we accelerated the editing and import features, it was obvious that the original product name didn’t match the main goal of the plug-in with the Daniel2 video codec technology. TURBOCUT enables faster editing and production with better video quality and it’s also much easier to remember than Daniel2 Plugin for Adobe CC!

Tags: Cinegy | TURBOCUT | Adobe CC Plugin | H.264/HEVC | NVIDIA hardware | NVIDIA GPU | Daniel 2 | editing | video codec | 8K
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Cinegy partners with US Broadcast to promote software-based solutions in North America Posted: 20/05/2020
Cinegy partners with US Broadcast to promote software-based solutions in North America

Cinegy, the global leader for broadcast playout software in the cloud has announced a new partnership with New Hampshire-based US Broadcast, a broadcast distributor that uses its channel marketing and technical skill sets to tailor sales for the North American market.

US Broadcast CTO Eric Pratt said, "US Broadcast is currently busy aiding resellers and customers with the technical challenges of connecting video and audio workflows, using our expertise in IP video and remote production to solve their problems. Lately, we’ve had an increase in enquiries with customers looking for help bridging the distance between contributors and production and we’re finding Cinegy’s software-based solutions are particularly relevant at this time.”

Tags: Cinegy | Broadcast Playout Software | US Broadcast | Workflows | IP | Remote Production | SRT | ingest | playout | Cinegy TV Pack | Cinegy Air PRO | Cinegy Titler | Cinegy Capture | Cinegy Multiviewer | Cinegy Live PRO IP Video Switcher | Cinegy Convert | Cinegy Player
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ProBalances New Stay Home PSA Shot and Graded With Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Posted: 18/05/2020
ProBalances New Stay Home PSA Shot and Graded With Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design today announced the new ProBalance PSA “Stay Home” was shot by Clio Award winning director Kiran Koshy using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Koshy shot the PSA in his own backyard using his family dog Nigel and young daughter as talent, and worked with nearby colorist Charles Gerstner using DaVinci Resolve to grade the final spot.

Based in Long Beach, CA. and former agency creative director, now commercial director, Koshy had worked with a number of Asian brands in the past. Malaysian pet food brand ProBalance approached Koshy through his production company in Kuala Lumpur, Directors Think Tank, in mid-March to shoot the PSA even though they knew he would be unable to shoot outside of his home.

Working with creative agency Imaginary Friends and Directors Think Tank, “Stay Home” focuses on a patient dog teaching the importance of staying at home and practicing social distancing. The spot shows the dog in a Western style standoff with his human companion, who he teaches to sit and stay safe.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | Pocket Cinema Camera | BMPCC | DaVinci Resolve
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BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES BLACKMAGIC CAMERA UPDATE 6.9 Posted: 06/04/2020
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES BLACKMAGIC CAMERA UPDATE and nbsp;6.9

Blackmagic Design today announced new software update for its popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models that include powerful studio camera features. Now customers can connect to an ATEM Mini switcher and get control of the camera parameters, lens and tally light. ATEM Mini can control up to 4 cameras via the HDMI video connection and ensure all cameras are perfectly matched for a professional live studio workflow. Now the same Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can work as a digital film camera and a studio camera!

Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.

Video and control is via the HDMI connection, which is available as soon as customers plug the cameras in. The record light becomes a tally light so customers can see which camera is on air. The ATEM Software Control camera page has a camera control unit (CCU) style interface for adjusting and matching their cameras. Move the CCU control vertically for iris and left to right to adjust black level. It's the same as a broadcast CCU. There are also controls for color tint to balance the camera as well as focus, gain and shutter speed. Customers can even ISO record Blackmagic RAW in the camera for editing later.

The elegant design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized, handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera features a multifunction handgrip with all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at their fingertips. Because it's an advanced digital film camera, the sensor is designed to reduce thermal noise allowing cleaner shadows and higher ISO. Plus the large 5 inch LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at 4K and 6K resolutions.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Cameras | Pocket Cinema Camera | BMPCC4K | BMPCC6K | Studio Features | ATEM | Live Production | Live Streaming
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Globecast attains security assessment for its digital cinema business from Trusted Partner Network Posted: 31/03/2020
Globecast attains security assessment for its digital cinema business from Trusted Partner Network

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that it has successfully received security assessment from Trusted Partner Network (TPN) for its Digital Cinema business to address video piracy and content redistribution.

Formed in 2018 by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), the TPN program is a high-level, industry-wide film and television content protection initiative that helps companies safeguardtheir content. “The TPN program helps companies prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of their customers’ movies and television shows prior to their intended release and seeks to raise security awareness, preparedness, and capabilities within our industry,” says TPN.

Through a single benchmark of security preparedness, it enables vendors to assess the security readiness of their facilities, staff and workflows against industry best practices. Once a vendor completes a TPN assessment, they are then published in an online directory of trusted partners that’s accessible to all production, post-production and distribution operations involved, allowing content owners to quickly and easily assess their level of security.

Globecast’s Digital Cinema service handles the transferring of digital content quickly and efficiently to 1,300 theatres in France (representing over 5,100 screens) through the public internet. It is also expanding this business across other international markets. Globecast manages everything from ingest and storage of the DCP files on premises to monitoring quality control and delivery notification via SMS or email.

“With content security being a top priority for the media industry and with new forms of piracy surfacing all the time, content protection methods are always being revisited and revised with premium content online enforcement programs and new forms of security services. Working through the TPN benchmark program means that content owners can easily see that we have the proper safeguards in place to make sure that our customers don’t fall victim to piracy and that their content is kept safe through the supply chain,” commented Frédérick Rochette, Globecast’s Director of Cinema Delivery.

Tags: Globecast | television | cinema | digital | security | Trusted Partner Network | hacks | leaks | breaches | film
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Cinegy bets all on SRT, brings 8K to everyone, and launches new, all-in-one TV Pack suite Posted: 11/03/2020
Cinegy bets all on SRT, brings 8K to everyone, and launches new, all-in-one TV Pack suite at NAB Show 2020

Cinegy, the global leader for cloud and on-premise broadcast software solutions is reinforcing its strong support for Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) while at the same time making end-to-end workflows including for 8K and HDR, affordable. This fact is illustrated with its enhanced, new TV Pack solution for channel and studio-in-a-box applications.

Cinegy has long been a champion of SRT as it is essential for cloud operations and remote production providing inexpensive, secure delivery of IP video over the public Internet. SRT support is now an integral part of all Cinegy software products.

Cinegy Lewis Kirkaldie said, “SRT enables the development and deployment of many new applications, and makes the use of existing applications much easier because it eliminates any bandwidth limitations to using them. In effect, SRT opens the application floodgates.”

Tags: Cinegy | NAB | SRT | TV Pack | studio-in-a-box | IP | 8K | Daniel2 codec | Cinegy Air PRO | automation | playout | Cinegy Titler | Cinegy Multiviewer | ingest | Cinegy Capture | Cinegy Live PRO IP video switcher | transcoding | Cinegy Convert | Cinegy Player | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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