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Mo-Sys Transforms Remote Production and Virtual Studios Posted: 11/03/2020
Mo-Sys Transforms Remote Production and Virtual Studios

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and camera remote systems, can now remotely operate cameras on the other side of the world, without perceived delay, with the launch of TimeCam.

TimeCam represents a triple benefit to production companies. First, there is the saving in cost and environmental impact in sending camera operators to site. Second, it means that the most in-demand operators can be much more productive, providing excellent coverage at a live event each day rather than losing time through travel. Third, it means that you can add cameras to your coverage without adding headcount: for instance, a downhill ski race might have eight cameras along the course, with one operator controlling cameras 1, 3, 5 and 7 and a second controlling 2, 4, 6 and 8.

“’Traditional’ remote production puts the control back at base, but still needs camera operators to travel to the location,” explained Mo-Sys CEO Michael Geissler. “By compensating for latency in transmission and compression/decoding, TimeCam means that operators too can stay at base and be much more productive by operating on several events, when normally they could only be on one.”

As well as unveiling TimeCam, Mo-Sys will also demonstrate its flagship virtual studio technology StarTracker, which uses a constellation of dots on the studio ceiling as a camera tracking system. This is now extensively used by many prestige broadcasters to provide the tracking for augmented reality studios and is increasingly being built-in to studio cameras.

Whereas most virtual studios use a proprietary graphics system which in turn uses the Unreal gaming engine from Epic Games, StarTracker Studio (in a 19” rack) now features the plug-in Mo-Sys VP which we like to call Unreal Unleashed, a direct interface between the camera tracking and the UE4 render engine. Through the plug-in, control is direct, and no other software layer is wrapped around the Unreal Engine allowing full access to the latest UE4 features.

“Both TimeCam and StarTracker with Unreal Unleashed are transformative technologies, capable of bringing new creativity and productivity to the broadcast and movie worlds, allowing sophisticated productions around the globe,” Geissler said.

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Tags: Mo-Sys Engineering | NAB | real time camera tracking | camera remote systems | TimeCam | virtual studio | augmented reality | latency | transmission | compression/decoding | StarTracker | Mo-Sys VP .Unreal Unleashed | UE4 render engine | turnkey | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Sundance Nominee This is Not a Burial, Its a Resurrection Edited in DaVinci Resolve Posted: 07/02/2020
Sundance Nominee This is Not a Burial, Its a Resurrection Edited in DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's fiction feature debut, “This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection.”

The film, which has its international premiere at Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic competition. Global sales rights have now been picked up by Memento Film's cinema arthouse label, Artscope.

"This project was very personal to me, as it drew on real events from my grandmother’s life in southern Africa for inspiration," explains Lemohang, who directed, edited and delivered the feature in just six months.

Normally based in Berlin, he traveled to his birth country of Lesotho to complete production, before finalizing the edit at Uhuru Productions in Cape Town. The grade was then delivered by colorist Nic Apostoli, at nearby Comfort and Fame Studios.

“Using Lesotho as a location was wonderful, but it did bring its own set of challenges. Largely made up of locals, most of the cast had never been in front of a camera, and there was no electricity or other infrastructure to speak of," said Lemohang.

To get around this, Lemohang and his assistant acquired a generator for power and set up a temporary edit suite on location using quad core Mac Pros. It was here that they transcoded all of the rushes, and assembled a rough cut.

“With no electricity or working infrastructure to speak of, we really put DaVinci Resolve through its paces. It's testament to the software's overall stability that we didn't experience any performance related issues while on set. I also like how modern and fresh the UI is; it actually makes the process of editing fun.

"Going into post production, I had so many ideas, and Resolve made the job of pulling together the cut, so much simpler. I was then able to shape the story once back in Cape Town, using the NLE and retiming tools in Resolve to finesse the story’s narrative, building in tension subtly.

"A few years ago, I'd actually stopped editing altogether," Lemohang concludes. "My previous NLE had become too difficult to use, and very prone to crashing. When I tried DaVinci Resolve for the first time, I rediscovered my passion and enthusiasm for editing. It's a whole other world! Being able to complete post production using a single piece of software makes so much more sense to me creatively. I haven't looked back since."

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Sundance | Film Festival | DaVinci Resolve | Editing | NLE | Post Production
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Color Trix releases Color Finale 2 for Final Cut Pro X Posted: 10/12/2019
Color Trix releases Color Finale 2 for Final Cut Pro X

Color Finale (www.colorfinale.com), the highly popular macOS-only colour grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) from UK company ColorTrix, has been superseded by Color Finale 2 and Color Finale 2 Pro.

The new Color Finale 2 toolset adds a host of new color grading and image processing tools above the standard color grading tools that ship with FCPX, and has been specifically designed to remove the need for Editors to move themselves and their content to an external dedicated colour grading system.

Key new Color Finale 2 features include:

• Masking – shape based and free form keying for selective color grading

• Area Tracker – track masks on moving picture elements

• Film Emulation Tools – add customizable digital grain

• Shot Matching toolset – semi-automate primary color correction for shot matching

• LUT Manager – auto-locate, live preview, and export of LUTs and Presets

• Modern Sharpening algorithm – enhance perception of focus in soft areas of shots

• Video Analysis Tools – locate and correct technical image anomalies

Color Finale 2 for Mac ($99) and Color Finale 2 Pro for Mac ($149) are available to purchase now from www.colorfinale.com

 

Tags: Color Finale | Color Fianle 2 | Color Trix | FCPX | Final Cut Pro X | color grading | colour grading | color correction | colour correction
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Imagine Communications Appoints Ken Gould to Head up Playout and Networking Sales in Canada Posted: 22/05/2019
Imagine Communications Appoints Ken Gould to Head up Playout and Networking Sales in Canada

Imagine Communications has appointed Ken Gould as Account Executive in Canada for its playout and networking business. In his new capacity, Gould is responsible for expanding Imagine Communications’ presence across Canada and supporting broadcasters and media companies as they migrate to IP, cloud and virtualization.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Ken Gould | Canada | Glodina Connan-Lostanlen | transition to all-IP workflow | broadcasters | media companies | scalability | flexibility | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Chimney Group Continues Global Expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 07/05/2019
Chimney Group Continues Global Expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Chimney Group, one of Europe's largest post production facilities, has continued to invest in DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of its rapid expansion into regions including the US, South East Asia, and Australia.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve | Post Production | NLE | Editing | Color Correction
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Imagines Glodina Connan-Lostanlen Takes IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award Posted: 18/12/2018
Imagines Glodina Connan-Lostanlen Takes IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award

Dr. Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications has won the first ever Outstanding Woman in Broadcast Award. The honour is presented by IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology, in association with Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity in the sector. The award was presented at IABM’s Annual International Business Conference awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, 6 December 2018.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Glodina Connan-Lostanlen | IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award | advanced media technology | Rise | senior vice president and general manager for Americas | Tom Cotney | Peter White | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Bridge Technologies Uniquely Delivers 4K over IP Analytics Posted: 06/09/2018
Bridge Technologies Uniquely Delivers 4K over IP Analytics

“No other company has achieved this over IP yet,” said Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies. “In fact, the power of the VB440 is such that we have demonstrated it can deliver that same comprehensive 4K analytics capability to multiple users in a 100 Gigabit environment.”

Tags: IP | Analitics | 4K | IBC | Panle | production | Monitoring | VB440 | probe | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15 Posted: 09/04/2018
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 15 includes a major update to Fairlight audio, along with over 100 new features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have asked for.
 
Tags: DaVinci Resolve | Resolve | 15 | Fusion | Visual Effects | Fairlight | Editing | Color Grading | NLE | NAB 2018
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Music Producers Guild Reveals The Winners Of Its 2018 Awards Posted: 02/03/2018
Music Producers Guild Reveals The Winners Of Its 2018 Awards

Sisters were certainly doing it for themselves at this year’s Music Producers Guild Awards with five of the gongs going to women – proving beyond doubt that music production is no longer a male dominated business.

Tags: MPG Awards 2018 | Catherine Marks | Imogen Heap | Manon Grandjean | Stormzy | Clive Langer | Alan Winstanley | Producer Awards | Engineer Awards | Music Producers Guild
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Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley Are Set To Receive The Music Producers Guilds Top Award Posted: 20/11/2017
Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley Are Set To Receive The Music Producers Guilds Top Award
One of the top accolades at the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music will be handed to producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley in recognition of one of the most influential partnerships in music production over the last 40 years.
Tags: Music Producers Guild | MPG Awards 2018 | Outstanding Contribution Award | Award Winners | Alan Winstanley | Clive Langer | Tony Visconti | Paul Epworth | Roni Size
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EditShare Receives Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering Posted: 07/09/2017
EditShare Receives Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that it has won a 2017 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The award recognizes EditShares technology contributions in pioneering development of multi-camera post-production workflows that were developed by the Lightworks team.

Tags: NLE | Emmys | Lightworks | editing | post production | awards
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EditShare Unveils New Look Lightworks Video Editor Posted: 04/04/2017
EditShare Unveils New Look Lightworks Video Editor

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today unveiled Lightworks NLE version 14.0, which sports a new look and an extensive list of new features to benefit YouTubers and social marketers as well as indie and corporate video makers. Used to create award-winning films such as Pulp Fiction and The Kings Speech, version 14.0 of Lightworks boasts a new fixed layout user interface with simple-to-use VFX capabilities, plus integrated royalty-free premium audio and video content from partners Audio Network and Pond5.

Tags: NLE | Lightworks | Video Editing | Post Production
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Square Box Systems CatDV 12 Offers Industry-Leading Integration With Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Posted: 28/10/2016
Square Box Systems CatDV 12 Offers Industry-Leading Integration With Apple and reg; Final Cut Pro and reg; X 10.3
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced that its next-generation CatDV 12 has a number of major advances with the latest version of Final Cut Pro® X (FCP X) from Apple®. The integration brings FCP X workflows even more powerful MAM capabilities, including seamless search, secure, and archive of FCP media assets.
Tags: Square Box Systems | CatDV 12 | Industry integration | FCP | Apple | metadata | NLE player | Final Cut Pro X 10.3
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping Posted: 29/06/2016
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design has announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | DaVinci Resolve | DaVinci Resolve 12.5 | Shipping | Update | Editing | NLE
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New Power Tools Needed For the Future of Monitoring, Says Bridge Technologies Posted: 13/04/2016
New Power Tools Needed For the Future of Monitoring, Says Bridge Technologies

New Power Tools Needed For the Future of Monitoring, Says Bridge Technologies

Company will discuss NLE-style data presentation, view-anywhere data wall, virtualised probes and in-depth support at TVConnect 2016.

Tags: BridgeTech | Norway | TVConnect | Monitoring | RDW | remote | data | NLE | GoldTS | Protection | TV Connect | TV Connect
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