National Film and Television School opens ground-breaking 4K Digital Content Training studio and Hub

Date: 02/10/2017

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) officially opens the Sony Gallery, which is located in its ground-breaking 4K Digital Content Training Studio. Part of the new state-of-the-art facilities at its Beaconsfield campus, the new space will provide an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn the ropes of television production and prepare them for the world of modern broadcasting, with the ability to shoot, record, and stream live content in 4K.

In order to deliver some of the UKs first 4K native studio courses, which include the NFTS Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA; Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma; and Production Technology MA, the facility has been equipped with the latest Sony 4K technologies, including six HDC-4300 system cameras, an XVS-7000 switcher and a PWS-4500 live server system, all capable of supporting 4K, HDR & IP workflows.

The HDC-4300 4K system cameras will enable students to learn on the most advanced Studio Camera platform both operationally and creatively. Sonys technological innovation and unparalleled hands-on live production experience are crystallised in the design of this camera. The HDC-4300 provides the chance to shoot in a variety of formats, from HD to 4K, HFR to HDR, making it the perfect camera for learning the practicalities of various broadcast production scenarios.

Supporting the IP Live Production technology, the XVS-7000 combines the latest technology innovations and strengthens the NFTS training facilities with a series of well-established Vision Mixers, which are already in use in most Live Productions, to offer students an exceptional wealth of operational learning. Flexible configuration makes the XVS-7000 adaptable to any production requirements, while the ability to up and down convert between 4K & HD provides flexibility for video input and outputs.

The PWS-4500 live server system matches the flexibility of the HDC-4300 & XVS-7000, supporting all format types whether over SDI or IP. With an operational philosophy very close to well-known market leading server solutions, a strong workflow integration with Avid Post production system, the PWS-4500 will offer the students a wealth of opportunities to experience Live & File Based workflows around the platform.

Educating and inspiring the next generation of production professionals means ensuring they have access to the tools theyll encounter when they enter the world of full-time employment, and 4K has become an absolute necessity for this, said Nik Powell, Director at the National Film and Television School. At a time when the quality and volume of live content continues to increase, we chose Sony because their solutions are the most in use in the live production market. Our students will have the chance to work with the highest quality systems available, providing them with practical experience that equips them for the first steps in their career.

At Sony, weve always been passionate about supporting and nurturing our industrys future talent, commented Norbert Paquet, Strategic Marketing Manager for Live Production at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. Building on our heritage in world-class training facilities, such as the Digital Motion Picture Centre Europe (DMPCE) at Pinewood Studios, were helping to provide students with invaluable hands-on experience. Were excited to work with the NFTS, whose leading edge reputation speaks for itself, and ensure its students have access to the latest tools for television production now and for years to come.



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New Adobe After Effects Release Features Updated Version of Cinema 4D Lite Posted: 27/10/2021
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Maxon is pleased to announce that the latest release of Adobe® After Effects® includes an updated version of Maxon’s Cinema 4D Lite. Based on the company’s award-winning Cinema 4D Release S24, the software is available immediately for download to Adobe Creative Cloud® members. Along with compatibility and workflow enhancements, this latest version includes the Asset Browser that features ready-to-use and animate 3D models, materials and other assets. This latest update symbolizes the ongoing collaboration between Maxon and Adobe to deliver improved integration and performance between Maxon’s powerful 3D application, Cinema 4D, and Adobe After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software.

Tags: #Maxon #Cinema4D #AfterEffects #VFXArtists #Cinema4DLite
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Theatre shows around the world are back, with disguise powering many impressive set designs Posted: 27/10/2021
Theatre shows around the world are back, with disguise powering many impressive set designs

Theatres around the world are opening their doors with disguise’s industry-standard hardware-on-software platform sitting at the heart of various productions – from Beetlejuice in Korea, to Dear Evan Hansen and Frozen in the West End, to Ain’t Too Proud on Broadway. 


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Adder Upgrades KVM Powerhouse Posted: 27/10/2021
Adder Upgrades KVM Powerhouse

Adder Technology, a global leader in connectivity solutions and high performance IP KVM, today announced the latest addition to the ADDERLink® INFINITY range. The new ADDERLink INFINITY 2102 (ALIF2102) brings a host of new features, including a smaller form factor transmitter and DisplayPort® connections, all combining to deliver a KVM powerhouse for the most demanding customer requirements. Part of the popular ALIF2000 series, the ALIF2102 is available as a transmitter and receiver, and joins an impressive stable of high performance IP KVM solutions from Adder Technology.

Tags: ADDERLink INFINITY | ALIF | KVM | IP KVM | DisplayPort | DVI | Touch screen | Control Room Solutions | ALIF2000 | ALIF2102
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NHL goes all in on UHD with help from AWS Posted: 27/10/2021
NHL goes all in on UHD with help from AWS

Fans can now get a clearer, real-time view of what’s happening on the ice through the NHL’s new UHD-enhanced video production pipeline. NHL’s recent technology infrastructure update, which includes the addition of several AWS Elemental Link UHD cloud contribution encoders across 32 NHL arenas, provides innovative viewer experiences. 

Tags: UHD Video | NHL | Hockey | Sports Production | Sports Streaming | Sports Broadcast | Encoding | Cloud
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Maxon One Subscriptions Now Include Forger for Free Posted: 26/10/2021
Maxon One Subscriptions Now Include Forger for Free

Today, Maxon announced the inclusion of Forger with all Maxon One subscriptions with the release of Forger 1.8, an update to the company’s professional-level, digital 3D sculpting application for the iPad. New licensing options include a free version that brings sculpting to all iPad users, and a subscription version that can be purchased independently from the Apple App Store. Maxon One subscribers can simply login to their MyMaxon account for access to Forger included with their subscription. This latest version also features a seamless workflow with Cinema 4D - objects can be imported into C4D to be brought to life, and 3D models in development can be moved back and forth between Cinema 4D and Forger to facilitate a seamless, iterative workflow. 




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Qumulo Simplifies Data Management for Active Archives Posted: 26/10/2021
Qumulo Simplifies Data Management for Active Archives

As file data continues to grow exponentially, it is a challenge for organizations to manage this valuable asset with the resources they have. Meanwhile, long-term data retention requirements in industries from financial services to healthcare and beyond make this challenge even greater as data footprints grow year after year with content retained to meet compliance requirements. With the K-432T, customers can manage massive amounts of long-term archive data with consistent performance for regular use.

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3P Studio Expands its Media Business with EditShare Posted: 26/10/2021
3P Studio Expands its Media Business with EditShare

EditShare®, a technology leader that enables collaborative media workflows for storytellers, today announced that Brisbane’s leading post-production facility, 3P Studio (3P) has expanded its investment in EditShare’s FLOW media management and EFS storage solutions to manage its growing editorial business. The full-service production and post-production house, which produces creative content for top brands like Isuzu Motor Company, Subway, and Allianz, has tripled its team over the past three years to support the rise in client projects and campaigns across broadcast, digital, and social channels.

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GlobalM presents their new software defined video network at Future Week Bergen 2021 Posted: 26/10/2021
GlobalM presents their new software defined video network at Future Week Bergen 2021 Recently, GlobalM was at Media City Bergen Future week 2021 presenting their software defined video network and mobile broadcasting mobile app.  The Broadcast as a Service (BaaS) replaces the need for satellite or private fiber video contribution from all types of events, remote productions and news coverage. Paul Calleja, CTO of GlobalM explains how this is achieved in the Future Week presentation from Bergen Media City, Norway. 
Tags: globalm | satellite | broadcast | streaming | sports | news | IBC 2021
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Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED Virtual Production Solutions Posted: 26/10/2021
Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED Virtual Production Solutions

Mo-Sys Engineering (www.mo-sys.com), a leader in virtual production and image robotics, and Spanish company AlfaLite, the only European LED tile manufacturer, are collaborating to offer complete end-to-end LED virtual production solutions. Each company will have full demonstration facilities of the complete system at their respective headquarters. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | AlfaLite | LED | Virtual production | VP Pro XR | StarTracker | camera tracking | ModularPix Pro
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Rohde and amp; Schwarz and ATTO Partner to Optimize Ethernet Adapter Capabilities for macOS Posted: 26/10/2021
Rohde and amp; Schwarz and ATTO Partner to Optimize Ethernet Adapter Capabilities for macOS

Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader inpost-productionmedia technologies, has joined forces with ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, to optimize the new generation ofATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring and Analytics Software, as well as ATTO ThunderLink® N3 3102andNS 3252 Thunderbolt™ adaptersfor use with R&S®SpycerNode. Now, macOS customers – in addition to Linux and Windows users – can more easily connect to the SpycerNode media storage solution, benefitting from a significant performance enhancement, without the need for additional PCI slots.

Tags: Rohde and Schwarz | ATTO | Post production | connectivity | storage | SpycerNode | ThunderLink and Thunderbolt | macOS | media
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LOGIC media solutions makes changes to PORTAL Technology: PORTAL.vod becomes PORTAL.clip Posted: 26/10/2021
LOGIC media solutions makes changes to PORTAL Technology: PORTAL.vod becomes PORTAL.clip

LOGIC media solutions is giving one of its frontend solutions for AWS a new name. PORTAL.vod becomes PORTAL.clip. Living under the umbrella of the PORTAL Framework, with PORTAL Technology LOGIC offers frontends and workflows for cloud-based media workflows on AWS. PORTAL.clip is part of a whole suite of frontends for AWS and is already being used successfully by customers (see below).



Tags: AWS Cloud | AWS | LOGIC | PORTAL | PORTAL.clip | streaming
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Beijing Gehua Cable (BGC) Overhauls Infrastructure with the Help of ATEME Posted: 26/10/2021
Beijing Gehua Cable (BGC) Overhauls Infrastructure with the Help of ATEME

ATEME, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, today announced that major Chinese cable operator Beijing Gehua Cable (BGC) has deployed ATEME’s encoders to upgrade its cable TV services. This update delivers greater stability and video quality for viewers, while reducing BGC’s energy footprint.


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