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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season Posted: 23/02/2017

Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016s most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold renderer.

Tags: Autodesk | Arnold | Arnold Renderer | Flame | 3ds | Maya | Shotgun | Academy Awards | Sci-Tech Awards | Film | Film Nominations | VFX
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Sundance Film Free and Easy Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Homeboy Digital Film Laboratory Posted: 06/02/2017

Blackmagic Design today announced that its professional editing and grading software DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel were used by Beijing based Homeboy Digital Film Laboratory for color grading and finishing Free and Easy, the only Chinese feature film selected for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Sundance | Free and Easy | DaVinci Resolve Studio | DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel | Beijing | Homeboy Digital Film Laboratory
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Tom Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM Posted: 26/01/2017

The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletchers position is effective immediately.

Tags: lenses | FUJIFILM | FUJINON | personnel news | Tom Fletcher
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Viacom18 Launches Rishtey Cineplex Movie Channel in the U.S. With Amagi Posted: 24/01/2017
Amagi, the pioneer in cloud-based managed broadcast services, today announced that Viacom18 has launched Rishtey Cineplex in the U.S., using its CLOUDPORT managed services. Rishtey Cineplex is a Hindi movie channel that airs Bollywood movies, along with Hindi-dubbed South Indian movies. The channel is part of a growing bouquet of offerings from the Indian media and entertainment conglomerate Viacom18, a joint-venture between Viacom Inc. and India-based TV18 network.
Tags: Amagi | U.S. | Viacom18 | Rishtey Cineplex Movie Channel | CLOUDPORT | services | scalability | broadcast | popular | global | film | South Indian movies | Hindi-dubbed
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Sony launches exclusive documentary filmmaker competition to win a new FS7 II Posted: 24/01/2017

Sony has today announced a new exclusive competition to bring creative documentary storytelling to the forefront of filmmaking. Celebrating the imagination and tenacity of content creators everywhere, one lucky winner will receive the new PXW-FS7M2K camera for their work.

Tags: Sony | FS7II | Competition | Filmmaking | Documentary | FS7
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Content Management for Digital Media: Beta Film Continues to Rely on MX1 Posted: 17/01/2017
MX1, the global media service provider, announced today that Beta Film Ltd., one of the leading international operating distributors for TV, home video and new media content, has expanded its partnership with MX1 for several more years. MX1 is providing Beta Film with a wide range of content management services, starting with data preparation and transfer of data storage, as well as the management of metadata and images. This all takes place under the control of MX1's innovative end-to-end media services platform, MX1 360, which enables customers to manage, deliver, and market their content through a single hybrid, cloud-based service platform.
Tags: MX1 | Content management | digital media | Beta Film | worldwide | contract | global media service provider | 360 Platform | video content | hybrid | cloud-based service platform
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VDM and UMW collaborate on crowd-sourced subtitles Posted: 23/12/2016

VDM, one of Frances longest-established audiovisual businesses, has collaborated with digital distribution specialist Under the Milky Way (UMW) to develop a cost-effective solution to the need to subtitle European films. The partnership was established in response to a European Commission call for tenders, Crowdsourcing Subtitling to Increase the Circulation of European Works.

Tags: VDM | subtitling | AV | audiovisual | digital | distribution | Under the Milky Way | European | films | VoD
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Harris Jayaraj Adds A Second Prism Sound ADA-8XR To His Studio Set-up Posted: 19/12/2016
Acclaimed Indian film composer and artist Harris Jayaraj has installed a second Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel converter in Studio H, the two-studio complex he owns in Channai, Tamil Nadu.
Tags: Prism Sound | ADA-8XR | Harris Jayaraj | Film Composer | Bollywood
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FilmLight provides future-proof picture finishing for Sky Posted: 12/12/2016

Sky, Europes leading entertainment company, has extended the capabilities of its post-production department with a suite of high-performance colour tools and technology from FilmLight. The new systems will allow Sky to serve the increasing technological demands of external clients as well as in-house departments at the companys headquarters at Osterley, West London.

Tags: FilmLight | Sky | Baselight | 4K | colour grading
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Gorilla goes large on FilmLight Posted: 06/12/2016

Gorilla is the largest post-production facility in Wales, with a brand new purpose-built flagship facility in the creative hub of Cardiff Bay. As part of a facility-wide upgrade, Gorilla has boosted its finishing facilities by expanding its Baselight installation, including upgrading to the latest version of the system software. 

Tags: FilmLight | Gorilla | Baselight | Grading | Colour Grading | 4K | HDR | Dolby | Avid | workflow
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Azimuths investment in Baselight provides high-end colour finishing Posted: 23/11/2016

Boutique post house Azimuth has installed a Baselight ONE 24TB grading suite with Blackboard 2 control surface to bolster its newly revamped London Soho premises. The installation includes the Baselight CONFORM software to ensure the most efficient preparation pipeline. Recognising that advanced colour grading is an increasingly crucial part of post, Azimuth also took the initiative to upgrade its Symphony suites with Baselight for Avid plugins to provide clients with a high-end, proficient workflow. 

Tags: Azimuth | FilmLight | Baselight | Avid | Grading | Colour grading | post production
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Red Giant Annual Blowout Sale Returns December 6th; 40% Off VFX, Motion Graphics and Filmmaking Plugins Posted: 22/11/2016

Red Giant today announced its annual 40%-off blowout sale will return on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, for 24 hours only from 8:00 AM PST to 8:00 AM PST on Wednesday, December 7th. Once again, all Red Giant visual effects, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins and suites sold online atwww.redgiant.com, including full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store* (already 50% off), will be on sale at 40% off the regular price. To redeem the 40% discount, simply apply the coupon code found on the Red Giant website (available the day of the sale). There is absolutely no catch or fine print on this sale; every plugin, suite, license and upgrade found in the Red Giant online store will be on sale. With plugins for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, Final Cut Pro® X and additional host apps, there is something for everyone.

Tags: vfx | motion graphics | filmmaking tools | post production | sale
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course Posted: 18/11/2016
Blackmagic Design has announced that its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production.

Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagics URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the worlds largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | NFTS | National Film and Television School | Sports Production | diploma | URSA Mini | ATEM
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FUJINON Days Held in U.S. and Abroad Posted: 14/11/2016

As part of the companys overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.

Tags: FUJINON | FUJIFILM | lenses | optical devices | FUJINON Days | cinematography | news
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Kinografik Chooses Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for Remastering in Ultra HD Posted: 08/11/2016

Blackmagic Design has announced that Kinografik, a boutique facility specializing in the remastering of film, has installed the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner as part of its Ultra HD 4K mastering workflow.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Kinografik | Cintel | Scanner | Film | Processing
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