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Directors Cut upgrades to Baselight for HDR and 4K Posted: 31/10/2019
Directors Cut upgrades to Baselight for HDR and 4K

Independent London post house Directors Cut Films – owned and operated by its creative staff – has invested in a Baselight TWO colour grading workstation with a Blackboard 2 control panel. Directors Cut works primarily in premium long-form television, as well as drama series, documentaries and feature films, with increasing interest in 4K and HDR.

“Being owned and run by ex-editors, we know what is required to meet and exceed expectations in post,” said Senior Colourist Andy Elliott. “We felt it was the right time to invest and embrace HDR and 4K workflows. HDR in particular produces much more of a positive visual impact, with real benefits in the immersive experience for the viewer.”

Leading broadcasters and production companies in the UK routinely turn to Directors Cut to finish major projects. While the work includes major dramas and some feature films, the company has a reputation for long form TV, especially documentaries. Recent projects graded by Elliott include biographies of Cher and Elton John, an investigation of the Bauhaus for BBC4, and Sir David Attenborough’s call to action Climate Change: The Facts.

Elliott pointed out that such programmes frequently bring together footage shot on multiple different cameras and formats, often in less than ideal circumstances. The task for the colourist is to integrate all of the footage as well as create a coherent look that reflects the story the director wishes to tell. That makes the speed and power of the upgraded Baselight suite an important asset.

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Power of Baselight X on display at the heart of Inter BEE Posted: 31/10/2019
Power of Baselight X on display at the heart of Inter BEE

At Inter BEE, the FilmLight presence will be led by Koichi Matsui, General Manager of FilmLight KK, along with Yoko Kimura, newly appointed sales and product specialist. “FilmLight is one of the world’s leading companies for production and post production technology,” said Koichi Matsui “Yoko’s recent appointment underlines this region’s importance to us, and is a clear indication of the support we are giving to our existing and future customers in Japan.”

Top end post-production is placing ever-more stringent technical demands on technology, in support of the creative ambitions of directors, cinematographers and colourists. 4K and HDR are now commonplace, and 8K is being broadcast today in Japan. Recently, Baselight workstations were chosen for grading and finishing Ang Lee’s new movie, Gemini Man, shot and delivered in 120 frames per second, 4K, high dynamic range 3D.

Only the power of the Baselight X system can handle such a data-intensive project, while still giving the colourist free rein with next-generation creative tools and realtime response. FilmLight will demonstrate these tools as part of its latest software version at Inter BEE 2019, on an 8K display powered by a Baselight X grading system. This includes new productivity features such as the enhanced timeline with collapsing stacks and multiple tracks.

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Fast-forward to creative results with FilmLight at IBC2019 Posted: 05/09/2019
Fast-forward to creative results with FilmLight at IBC2019

At this year’s IBC, FilmLight (Amsterdam, 13-17 September, stand #7.A45) is demonstrating new colour management tools and products designed to improve efficiency and flexibility for a wide range of workflows.

Tags: FilmLight | IBC2019 | Blackboard Classic | control panel | workflow improvements | colour management tool | Baselight | FLUX Store | VFX | Daylight | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Blackmagic Design Wins and nbsp;Three iF Design Awards 2019 Posted: 18/03/2019
Blackmagic Design Wins and nbsp;Three iF Design Awards and nbsp;2019
Blackmagic Design today announced that it has won three gold award wins at this year’s prestigious iF Design Awards from the International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover.
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LynTec Offers Whole Venue Control Capabilities Posted: 26/10/2017
LynTec Offers Whole Venue Control Capabilities
LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, today announced its new Whole Venue Control offering. Whole Venue Control gives customers the option to mix and match LynTec's RPC Remote Control Breaker Panels, RPCR Automated Relay Panels, and new NPAC Multi-Circuit Rackmount units within the same network on a single interface.
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AJA Announces New KUMO CP2 Control Panel Posted: 25/04/2017
AJA Announces New KUMO CP2 Control Panel

AJA Video Systems unveiled its new destination-oriented KUMO CP2 Control Panel for plug-and-play control of AJAs complete line of compact KUMO SDI routers. Ideal for broadcast environments, it can be used in standalone or networked configurations for KUMO 6464, 3232, 1616 and 1604.

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Cinegy Launches Cinegy Capture PRO Version 10 at NAB 2015 Posted: 12/03/2015
Cinegy Launches Cinegy Capture PRO Version 10 at NAB 2015
 Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout, today announced  that at NAB 2015 it will launch Cinegy Capture PRO Version 10, its latest network appliance software for real-time ingest.
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CRYSTAL VISION UNVEILS ITS NEWEST CHROMA KEYER AT THE 2015 NAB SHOW (BOOTH N3825) Posted: 10/02/2015
CRYSTAL VISION UNVEILS ITS NEWEST CHROMA KEYER AT THE 2015 NAB SHOW (BOOTH N3825)

Visitors attending the 2015 NAB Show will find Crystal Visions latest keying, interface and control products on Booth N3825, in their US exhibition debut. Held between April 13th and 16th 2015, the NAB Show is based at the LVCC (Las Vegas Convention Center) in Las Vegas. The latest products making their US exhibition debut including the brand new Safire 3 Xpress a new real-time chroma keyer that shares the processing quality of the full Safire 3, but has a simpler features set for easy control. Plus Crystal Visions award-winning LKEY-SQZ, a unique keying solution providing an exceptionally smooth squeeze back functionality, a choice of two new control options to satisfy all preferences VisionWeb web browser and the VisionPanel hardware control panel and two new distribution amplifiers for MADI audio the MADDA105 and MADDA111.

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CRYSTAL VISION WILL BE SHOWCASING ITS UNIQUE KEYING SOLUTION AT BVE 2015 (STAND E01) Posted: 18/12/2014
CRYSTAL VISION WILL BE SHOWCASING ITS UNIQUE KEYING SOLUTION AT BVE 2015 (STAND E01)

On Stand E01 at BVE 2015 visitors will find Crystal Visions latest products, in their UK exhibition debut. The show will be held at Londons Excel Arena between 24th and 26th February 2015. New products on show will include Crystal Visions award-winning LKEY-SQZ, a unique keying solution providing an exceptionally smooth squeeze back functionality. Also new are two distribution amplifiers for MADI audio - the MADDA105 and MADDA111, making sending many audio channels to multiple places easy, and a choice of two new control options to satisfy all preferences VisionWeb web browser software and the VisionPanel hardware control panel.

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New Decimator USB Control Panel software adds powerful new features for both the DMON-12S and DMON-6S Multi-Viewers Posted: 04/11/2014
New Decimator USB Control Panel software adds powerful new features for both the DMON-12S and DMON-6S Multi-Viewers

Decimator Design has announced the release of new USB Control Panel software v2.0.3 for Mac and PC which adds a firmware update v1.1 for both the DMON-12S and DMON-6S.
Powerful new features have been added to both the DMON-12S and DMON-6S Multi-Viewers including a 16 character UMD overlay per window with individual enables, custom positioning and size; a 16 Channel Audio Metering overlay per window with individual enables, custom positioning and size; Safe Action and Safe Title overlay per window with individual enables and adjustment; Centre Cross overlay per window with individual enable; Audio ID overlay; and Dynamic UMDs via TSL protocol on RS422/485 pins on the DSUB-37 connector.

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PESA Introduces Smart32 Remote Control Panel for Live Production Posted: 21/03/2014
PESA Introduces Smart32 Remote Control Panel for Live Production

PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced the Smart32 remote control panel, which features 32 dynamically reprogrammable LCD buttons arranged in a 216 configuration. Designed for live production, it allows single keystroke switching for fast on-air selection. The Smart32 will be demonstrated during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4619), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Posted: 18/03/2014
AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic Games

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, held from March 7-16, marked AJA Video Systems' third collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide broadcast solutions for the international distribution of live and on-demand coverage of the games. IPCs ParalympicSportTV team delivered 300 hours of HD content to audiences worldwide using eight AJA Ki Pro Rack recorders; an AJA KUMO 32x32 compact router with a KUMO Control Panel controlled through its webserver over LAN; an AJA FS2 dual-channel converter and frame synchronizer; and four AJA Hi5-3G Mini-Converters.

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Polecam Systems launch Polecam Professional Pack PPP at NAB 2014, and showcase partnered Antelope PICO high speed minicam Posted: 19/02/2014
Polecam Systems launch Polecam Professional Pack PPP at NAB 2014, and showcase partnered Antelope PICO high speed minicam
Polecam Systems will launch new products at NAB 2014 including the Polecam Professional Pack, PPP, providing an enhanced out of the box solution for those looking to hit the ground running with a camera-ready highly specified and flight cased Polecam bundle at a professional level.
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TSL Products Features a Mix of Solutions for Broadcast, IT and Industrial Sectors at PALME Vietnam 2013 Posted: 24/10/2013
TSL Products Features a Mix of Solutions for Broadcast, IT and Industrial Sectors at PALME Vietnam 2013
TSL Products, manufacturer of surround sound microphones and processing, audio monitoring, control systems and power management solutions, will be featuring a range of new products at PALME Vietnam (Stand FO9). Exhibits include its X-1 Surround Sound Processor, Touchmix Combo audio mixer back-up solution, new loudness logging and video preview for its PAM PiCo audio and loudness meter range, a new Vertical Intelligent Power (VIP) distribution unit and new TMCP broadcast control panels for its TallyMan control system.
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TSL Products Showcases Variety of Solutions for 5.1 Surround Processing, Loudness Metering Logging, Routing Control and Audio Mixer Back-Up at BIRTV 2013 Posted: 01/08/2013
TSL Products Showcases Variety of Solutions for 5.1 Surround Processing, Loudness Metering Logging, Routing Control and Audio Mixer Back-Up at BIRTV 2013

TSL Products, manufacturer of surround sound microphones and processing, audio monitoring, tally/studio-controlsystems and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, will present a range of new and enhanced equipment solutions that will streamline broadcast production workflow for the Asian market at BIRTV 2013 (Booth 8B28). Systems include the Touchmix Combo audio back-up solution, PAM PiCo Five with new loudness logging, X-1 Surround Processor, and TallyMan TMCP broadcast control panel. Featured equipment will join the full line of TSL products available at the booth.

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