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LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS Posted: 11/11/2019
LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

 

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has appointed former Pac-12 Networks Sr. Director, Content Production Laura Podolak Waddell as its new Director, Strategic Partnership Management for North America. Laura joins the team to enhance brand relationships with a focus on an ongoing studio operations project that Gravity Media is overseeing for a major media and technology brand.

After nearly a decade of local news production for radio stations in Colorado and California, Laura became part of Pac-12 Networks’ launch team in 2012. The considerable amount of broadcasting experience she gained during her time there has led her to join Gravity Media where she will bring teams across the country closer together to streamline production processes and improve content output for clients. As Laura emphasises, the role comprises everything that fascinates her about production; “compelling content, a fast-paced environment and all the unique personalities of content creators.”

Laura’s past seven years at Pac-12 Networks were focused on relationship building, enhancing communication across content teams and implementing production best practices. The biggest challenge she’s seen in the broadcasting industry over that time was engaging a young audience, finding out where the younger viewers are consuming content and what sports they’re most interested in watching to entice the next generation of fans. “Nobody can predict exactly where media consumption is going, but what we do know, is that people want to watch engaging content,” she notes.

Tags: Gravity Media | appointment | Gearhouse Broadcast | HyperActive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment
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StreamGear Fuses Smartphone and Dedicated Cameras into New Live Video Production Paradigm with VidiMo Posted: 07/11/2019
StreamGear Fuses Smartphone and Dedicated Cameras into New Live Video Production Paradigm with VidiMo

Video content creators ranging from professionals to social media enthusiasts can soon have a better way to share their vision with their audience through high-quality live productions. Streaming solutions startup StreamGear Inc. will come out of stealth mode at tomorrow's StreamGeeks Summit conference in New York City by launching VidiMo, a new hardware-and-app combination that turns a smartphone and external video source into a full-fledged, virtual video production and transmission facility.

Providing an easier way to create and share engaging live video content, the VidiMo system enables a single person with a smartphone and a video camera to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. While smartphone camera quality has improved over the years, it's still no match for the rich creative functionality -- such as optical zoom, tactile focus, iris control and depth of field -- of a dedicated video or DSLR camera. VidiMo lets users have the best of both worlds, bringing an HDMI video source into their smartphone and combining it with the phone's camera and other sources.

VidiMo -- the Video director on Mobile -- enables anyone to become a social media video star or citizen journalist. In its simplest use, VidiMo lets users capture an external HDMI video source into their iOS or Android smartphone and stream it. But VidiMo's extensive, advanced features and fast, intuitive interface also enable producers to create visually-compelling, professional-looking live shows in real time without needing to edit and upload them later.

The VidiMo system consists of the VidiMo Go hardware and VidiMo App software for iOS and Android smartphones. VidiMo Go's innovative physical design forms a complete handheld production solution, acting as a capture device; attaching any size of smartphone to a professional or sports/action camera; and allowing flexible positioning of the phone for easy interaction with the app. VidiMo Go captures live HDMI and analog audio signals into the smartphone, and is powered by an interchangeable, rechargeable battery. The VidiMo Go hardware's unique combination of functionality and ergonomics led to it being selected as a finalist in the 2019 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Tags: live | production | streaming | capture | video capture | switcher | smartphone | social media | journalist | reporter | AV | VidiMo | StreamGear
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GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE Posted: 01/11/2019
GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE

Gravity Media Group was formed in 2000 to purchase leading broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast which was founded in 1993. In 2015 the group acquired HyperActive Broadcast, a leading international provider of post-production and live workflow solutions for both film and TV which was established in 1985.

In 2016 the group secured substantial investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners and in 2017 it took over leading sports production company Input Media and Australian communications solutions company Stranger Designs. In 2018 Gravity Media bought Germany-based Genesis Broadcast Services to meet the needs of the production markets of Northern Europe and acquired Proshow Broadcast, a leading supplier of mobile production solutions to broadcasters, producers and rights holders throughout North America. In September 2019, Gravity Media acquired Chief Entertainment, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services.

Gravity Media worked with Superunion, the leading global brand agency, to develop its new brand strategy and visual identity which is now being rolled out across the business world-wide.

John Newton, CEO at Gravity Media, commented:

“At Gravity Media we are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

“We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites. Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of four well known broadcast and production houses: Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment.

“We are confident that this change and our new modern branding will make it easier for our clients to recognise Gravity Media as the leading provider of live broadcast facilities and production services.”

 

Tags: broadcast | production | sport | media | news | entertainment | Gearhouse Broadcast | Hyperactive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment | Gravity Media
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VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format Posted: 10/09/2019
VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the MGW Diamond OG, a 4K/Multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear® (OG) card format. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities requiring robust streaming output. The scalable and flexible solution can deliver up to 10 UHD channels or 40 HD channels in a 2RU, as well as the flexibility to mix and match with compatible OG cards such as the MGW Ace Decoder OG. On stand 7.C34 at IBC2019, VITEC will provide a 4K encoding demonstration of the new solution.

Tags: VITEC | IBC2019 | MGW Diamond OG | openGear Card Format | Ross Video | MGW Ace Decoder | 4K/Multichannel HEVC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support Posted: 03/09/2019
Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support

Cobalt Digital today announced it has signed a master distributor agreement with Plura MEA for sales and support in the Middle East and Africa region. Plura MEA will provide sales and support for Cobalt’s extensive product line of video and audio conversion, processing, and monitoring standalone modules and card-based solutions for openGear® frames.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Plura | IBC2019 | openGear | audio processing | video processing
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LEE Filters Introduces Hood and Tandem Adaptor Posted: 09/08/2019
LEE Filters Introduces Hood and Tandem Adaptor

Following the widely successful launch of the LEE100 Filter Holder in March, LEE Filters has introduced two new products to further enhance the system. The new LEE100 Tandem Adaptor proves invaluable on occasions when one filter holder isn’t enough, and the LEE100 Hood is a versatile and sturdy companion to the ecosystem.

Tags: Lee Filters | Filters | Camera | Gear
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Cine Gear Announces Winners of Technical Achievement Awards Posted: 08/07/2019
Cine Gear Announces Winners of Technical Achievement Awards

Each year the industry’s tech manufacturers aim to show crowds their hottest new production and post production gear at Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood. This year the Cine Gear Technical Achievement Awards drew 130 entries from the 306 attending vendors. The Expo’s team of sixteen expert judges representing a multiplicity of industry disciplines deliberated and voted on the worthy new technology candidates in 12 different product categories.

Tags: CineGear | Cine | Gear | Expo | 2019. Tech Winers | Technical | Awards
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Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects Posted: 04/07/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed John Williams as Head of Projects. In his new role, John will oversee the technical and commercial performance of the Projects department and make a strategic contribution to overall business growth.

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SmallHD Intro First 13in and 17in Monitors with Integrated Teradek Receivers Posted: 03/06/2019
SmallHD Intro and rsquo;s First 13 and rdquo; and 17 and rdquo; Monitors with Integrated Teradek Receivers

After garnering outstanding industry acceptance of their 5-inch and 7-inch on-camera monitors with built-in Teradek receivers, SmallHD adds 13-inch and 17-inch monitors to their wireless connectivity lineup. The 1303 HDR BOLT Sidekick and 1703 P3X BOLT Sidekick provide reception of Full HD video from Teradek 500, 1000, or 3000 Bolt transmitters at distances up to 500 feet line-of-sight.

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Gearhouse Broadcast USA completes 1850th REMI production Posted: 03/06/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast USA completes 1850th REMI production

Gearhouse Broadcast USA, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has successfully completed its 1850th multi-camera, remote integration (REMI) production. The milestone was passed at the close of the 2019 US collegiate sports season, when the Washington Huskies took on the University of California Bears in the Pac-12 Baseball and cements Gearhouse’s position as a leader in delivering ‘At Home’ centralized productions.

Tags: remote production | broadcast | Gearhouse Broadcast | Gravity Media | outside broadcast
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Cine Gear 2019 to Feature Panavision Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem Posted: 31/05/2019
Cine Gear 2019 to Feature Panavision and rsquo;s Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem
Panavision, the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions, will return to Cine Gear Expo (May 31-June 1) at The Studios at Paramount to showcase the latest innovations in the company’s ever-expanding production and post production ecosystem. Panavision, Light Iron and LEE Filters will display an array of integrated technologies and systems at booth S408 on Stage 3 – ranging from lenses, cameras and filters, to state-of-the-art production and post production workflows – that illustrate Panavision’s commitment to providing the most versatile and powerful storytelling tools.
Tags: Panavision | CineGear | Cameras | Cinematography | Post Production
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COLORFRONT FOCUSES ON SET-TO-SCREEN COLOR FIDELITY AND 8K WORKFLOWS AT CINE GEAR EXPO 2019 Posted: 30/05/2019
COLORFRONT FOCUSES ON SET-TO-SCREEN COLOR FIDELITY  AND 8K WORKFLOWS AT CINE GEAR EXPO 2019

Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy, Emmy and HPA Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, broadcast, OTT and commercials, is focusing on faithful color management from capture to delivery, plus fast/efficient 8K workflows, at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, which takes place at Paramount Studios from May 30th to June 2nd 2019.

Tags: Colorfront | On-Set Dailies | HDR | UHD | HFR | 8K | dailies | Cine Gear | Cine Gear Expo | Transkoder | Colorfront Engine
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Claudio Miranda ASC to Receive Cine Gear Expo Visionary Achievement Award Posted: 27/05/2019
Claudio Miranda ASC to Receive Cine Gear Expo Visionary Achievement Award

May 30 marks the 2019 kick-off for Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

The Expo opens with the Film Competition screenings on Thursday, in Paramount’s Sherry Lansing Theatre. Winners will receive prizes like cameras, lighting, support, and accessories thanks to the generous donations of the Film Series Sponsors.

Tags: cinegear | awards | tech | cinematographer | claudio | miranda | ASC | seminars | event | paramount | paramount theater | mount | master | fujinon | la
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Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA Posted: 22/05/2019
Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full Sigma Cine lens lineup, including the new 28mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5 prime lenses at the 2019 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA in booth 71A. In addition to the hands-on Sigma Cine lens showcase, showgoers can attend special educational Sigma presentations offered throughout the exhibition.

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DigiBox at Media Production Show 2019 Posted: 21/05/2019
DigiBox at Media Production Show 2019

DigiBox, one of the leading UK distributors of market-leading technologies for the broadcast, video, and pro-AV industries will exhibit on Stand 314 at Media Production Show 2019 at Olympia London from 11-12 June.

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