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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWalls Chosen for Fidelity International Posted: 01/06/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWalls Chosen for Fidelity International

Custom Consoles announces the completion of two studio control desks and MediaWall monitor displays for a new UHD production facility at the London headquarters of Fidelity International. Supervised by systems integration specialist ATG Danmon, the project formed part of Fidelity's relocation to new premises in the centre of the city's financial district. The studios will be used for a range of applications including participation in finance-related broadcasts.

"We recommended Module-R and MediaWall on the basis of long experience with both product ranges," comments ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "Their inherent modularity allowed us to specify exactly the required parameters in the full knowledge that the results would be robustly built, ergonomically sound, attractively styled, accurately sized and easy to install."

Largest of the two desks is a six metre wide in-line unit positioned along the main wall of the Studio 1 production gallery. This is configured for use by up to six operators including camera shading, robotic camera control, lighting control, graphic effects, vision mixing and control room to studio talkback. Sloping 3U high equipment pods run almost the entire width of this desk. All equipment above and below the main worktop remains easily accessible.

 

 

 

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Deja Soft releases Deja Edit Version 3 Posted: 28/05/2020
Deja Soft releases Deja Edit Version 3

DejaSoft has launched Version 3 of its media file synchronising tool DejaEdit.

DejaEdit is an essential application for productions enabling Avid editors to work together from any location. It ensures media and bins are copied securely in the background, between each remote editing station or Nexus / EditShare storage system.

Version 3 enhances editors' user experience, provides improved workflow management, efficiency, and additional reliable security features. These new developments are crucial toolsets that support producers and post supervisors in simplifying complex media file sharing activities across the entire production process.

Highlights in DejaEdit 3 include the option for users to use their own S3 account for Cloud media storage; upgraded “Private and Public” bin sharing abilities; sophisticated “Folder Support”; “Notifications”; partial media downloads to each editor; License key safeguards; and the brand new DejaEdit Manager feature.

DejaEdit uses an intuitive “email” style interface, presented within the Avid environment, where bins and metadata can be shared with other users by simply dropping it into the Outbox, ToSet or ToVFX folders. Version 3 now allows editors to add subfolders to these pre-set folders to further organise shared media assets. A new notification system now alerts editors to available content and location. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mediacorp Singapores Upcoming Classmates Shot and Posted by Echo Entertainment Using URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Posted: 28/05/2020
Mediacorp Singapores Upcoming Classmates Shot and Posted by Echo Entertainment Using URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design today announced that Singapore based Echo Entertainment used URSA Mini Pro G2 cameras shooting in Blackmagic RAW to capture the first season of Mediacorp Singapore’s upcoming TV dramedy “Classmates.” Echo Entertainment also used DaVinci Resolve Studio for color correction and VFX work, with the DaVinci Resolve Fairlight page used for audio editing.

Echo Entertainment, established in 2010, is a Singapore based motion picture company that handles television dramas of all genres, corporate videos, commercials and other multi camera productions. They provide all aspects of production and post production, from storyboarding to shooting and post production.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Fairlight | DaVinci Resolve | URSA Mini Pro | Filmmaking | Post Production
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AADAI and Andhanghaaram Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by G. Balaji Posted: 18/05/2020
AADAI and Andhanghaaram Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by G. Balaji

Blackmagic Design today announced India based digital cinema designer and colorist G. Balaji used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade the recent Indian hit film “AADAI” and the upcoming “Andhaghaaram.”

Working on dozens of Indian feature films and TV shows, Balaji started his career as a film editor before moving to DIT and colorist work. Since 2015 he has used DaVinci Resolve Studio on more than 30 films for both color correction in post production and on set dailies work.

“AADAI” is a hit thriller film that was released for theatrical distribution in India and across global streaming networks in 2019. The film follows a free spirited girl, Kamini, who had become famous creating Internet prank videos. One night, she gets the shock of her life when she finds herself alone and naked in an abandoned building after a late night party and is forced to face her past.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | DaVinci Resolve | Post Production | Grading | Frame.io | Filmmaking
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Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World Edited, Graded and Stitched with DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 29/04/2020
Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World Edited, Graded and Stitched with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design today announced that the stunning new 8K 3D documentary “Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World,” produced by Facebook’s Oculus, was edited, graded and stitched with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.

In April of 2017, world famous climber Ueli Steck died while preparing for climbing both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse without the use of bottled oxygen. Ueli’s close friends Jonathan Griffith and Sherpa Tenji attempted to finish off this project while award winning VR director and alpine photographer Griffith captured the entire story.

Over the course of three years, Griffith shot footage following Tenji and some of the world’s most accomplished climbers on some of the world’s most extreme locations. The series also includes footage that lets viewers witness what it is like to be engulfed in a Himalayan avalanche, cross a crevasse and staring deep in its depths, take a huge rock climbing fall, camp under the stars and soak in the view from the top of the world.

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Storage Innovation and Collaboration Webinars with ELEMENTS Posted: 20/04/2020
Storage Innovation and Collaboration Webinars with ELEMENTS

ELEMENTS, provider of innovative, high-performance media storage and server systems for the post-production and broadcast industry, is unveiling how to make your storage work harder for a smoother and less complicated workflow through a series of webinars designed for working remotely – now and in the future.

Learn about web browser-based remote collaboration with the Media Library. How to view, edit, annotate and comment on your material, securely sharing it with your colleagues and external contributors for review and approval. Trigger custom workflows from an easy-to-use web interface that runs on-premise or on a hosted virtual ELEMENTS Gateway via your preferred cloud provider. And all this whilst preserving and securing requirements with easy VPN integrations.

Explore Proxy workflows of the future and how flexible automation features and cloud-based gateways re-define what’s possible by connecting multiple, remote editors to the cloud. Work on small, low-bandwidth media in all major NLEs and sync back project files to the main editing facility.

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Jigsaw24 extends partnership with Avid Posted: 24/03/2020
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Leading B2B IT solutions provider Jigsaw24 has been named an Avid® Certified Cloud Partner – becoming the first business in the UK to earn the status.

It means the company can provide an Avid-certified solution that enables post-production professionals to edit their media from anywhere in the world.

Jigsaw24, which was already one of the country’s only Avid Elite Partners for audio, video and storage, will offer the post-production solution as part of its CCM24: Cloud Control and Management service.

Through CCM24, the company’s expert team manages and monitors customers’ cloud applications and storage platforms to help end users enjoy remote access to their projects.

David Skeggs, Head of Business Management at Jigsaw24, said: “Becoming an Avid Certified Cloud Partner reflects our fantastic relationship with Avid, our passion for cloud solutions and our unrivalled ability to help customers take full advantage of them.

“Avid’s technology allows post-production teams to work from anywhere, which opens up all kinds of possibilities for businesses in the industry.

“As an Avid Certified Cloud Partner, we can help customers realise the potential of remote or on-set editing – whether that takes the form of virtualising key hardware, enabling high-speed file transfers or expanding facility editorial capacity without increasing rent costs.”

Craig Dwyer, Vice President, Global Cloud and SaaS Practice at Avid, said: “Our expanded partnership with Jigsaw24 empowers post-production teams to fully leverage the integrated cloud tools from both companies to ensure customers have the best cloud experience possible.

Tags: Jigsaw24 | Avid | Cloud | Post-Production | Video | Audio | Edit | Media | Storage | Remote | Technology | Virtualising | Hardware | Collaborate | Solutions | Content | Tools | Support | IT
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GRAVITY MEDIA UK POST-PRODUCTION RENTAL DIVISION MOVES TO BIGGER FACILITY Posted: 23/03/2020
GRAVITY MEDIA UK POST-PRODUCTION RENTAL DIVISION MOVES TO BIGGER FACILITY

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has moved its UK post-production equipment rental business to a larger facility. Its new home is a 15,000 square foot (1,400 square metre) building including purpose built mezzanine floor in Southwood on the outskirts of Farnborough, five miles away from its previous base at Ash Vale in neighbouring Surrey.

The division, which specialises in providing non-linear editing and post production services for the long-form television and feature film markets was formerly known as HyperActive Broadcast. Late last year it was rebranded alongside sister companies Gearhouse Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment as Gravity Media, enabling the single brand to offer more end-to-end solutions and drive greater value for its clients.

It also operates Gravity House, a high-end post-production facility on Frith Street in London’s Soho. This offers networked suites of cutting rooms capable of full end-to-end 4K production workflows, colour grading, motion graphics, visual effects and 3D. The facility is popular with leading productions such as The Crown, Endeavour and The Aeronauts.

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DejaSoft offers editors DejaEdit Licenses at half-price to assist with Remote Working Posted: 18/03/2020
DejaSoft offers editors DejaEdit Licenses at half-price to assist with Remote Working

DejaSoft offers editors 50% off all DejaEdit licenses over March and April.

DejaEdit plays an essential role in increasing productivity - allowing editors to share media files and timelines automatically and securely with remote co-workers around the world, without having to be online continuously.

“As editors adapt to the current world-wide virus precautions, we are offering assistance to the post-production community by providing half-price licenses. As of Thursday 19 March through to the end of April, we will provide DejaEdit licenses for Avid editors at half the usual cost.” DejaSoft’s CEO Clas Hakeröd confirms.

CTO at DejaSoft Nikolai Waldman adds, “In addition, we will help our customers implement DejaEdit in the best way possible to suit their current workflow.”

The benefits of DejaEdit are endless. It empowers multiple remote editors to work together. It assists exchanges of media with VFX houses, as well as enabling editors to easily migrate between office and home or mobile-based editing installations throughout the life-cycle of an entire project.

DejaEdit offers editors working on AvidNexis, MediaComposer and EditShare workflows, at studios, production companies and post facilities, a vital application that ensures media files and timelines are updated across multiple remote edit stations.

Contact sales@DejaSoft.com.

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Custom Consoles Module-R and Module-R Lite Desks Chosen for New Studio and Production Gallery in Geneva Posted: 06/03/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R and Module-R Lite Desks Chosen for New Studio and Production Gallery in Geneva

Custom Consoles has completed a twin-desk project for the Geneva offices of a globally active service organisation. Designed and supplied in partnership with Swiss broadcast systems integrator Visuals, the desks comprise an L-shaped Module-R for use by up to five production gallery operators and a rectangular Module-R Lite configured for two operators.

"The desks form a core part of a new television studio," says Peter Sullivan, Visuals' Broadcast Systems Project Manager. "These will be used for a wide range of productions which can be live streamed or recorded for later viewing."

"Custom Consoles' Module-R and Module-R Lite series have proved a successful choice in earlier projects we have completed for major broadcasters such as RTS and more recently for Switzerland's National Equestrian Institute, allowing robust and operator-friendly desks to be produced from our initial draft designs."

"The L-shaped Module-R desk is a seven-bay straight section combined with a four-bay and twin-bay corner unit situated alongside a soundproofed window into the studio. A camera control unit embedded in the corner desk surface is used to control multiple robotic cameras."

"To the CCU operator's left is a ColourSource console which controls the studio's LED-illuminated cyclorama.

 

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Auvi Translator Pro selects SubtitleNEXT for film and TV subtitling Posted: 05/03/2020
Auvi Translator Pro selects SubtitleNEXT for film and TV subtitling

IABM-member PBT EU is delighted to announce that Auvi Translator Pro’s film and TV subtitler Riccardo Mimmi selects SubtitleNEXT as his subtitling system of choice to support leading film and television subtitling and localization projects

Riccardo has an impressive portfolio and has been translating and subtitling well-known movies, TV series, and documentaries from major Hollywood studios, broadcast networks and online streaming companies such as Netflix and Amazon over the course of his career. Some of the many titles he has worked on include ‘Klaus’, ‘Salvation’, ‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘Vikings’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘The Americans’, ‘The Office’, ‘Easy’, the thriller film ‘Hold the Dark’, ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ and others.

Using SubtitleNEXT and proprietary online cloud platforms, Riccardo Mimmi’s role as a localization specialist and subtitler entails complex projects that involve translation and adaptation of content, where he has had to recreate the tone in documentaries, TV series and movies to suit the target audience.

“Subtitles have to abide to very strict requirements in my line of work,” Riccardo explains, “So I chose SubtitleNEXT which is a reliable professional subtitling software to ensure 100% accuracy, and it supports all popular formats like .stl, .srt, .dfxp, .pac, Digital Cinema and more.”

 

 

 

Tags: localization | subtitles | film | tv | broadcast | Netflix | Amazon | Languages | international | Oscars | IABM | content | adaptation | screen | post production | production
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Hollywood-based Icon Media selects GB Labs storage Posted: 02/03/2020
Hollywood-based Icon Media selects GB Labs storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that Icon Media, Hollywood, California, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS F-8 Nitro shared storage system.

Co-founded by CEO Jay Shetty and COO Alex Kushneir, Icon Media provides compelling, socially conscious content, deploying a wide range of in-house services from scripting, filming, directing, post-production; dynamic distribution; and social media management to maximise engagement and measure results.

According to Shetty, “Our mission in working with brands, publishing companies, authors, entertainers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders is to create video content that has a positive impact on the world. In short, we want to make wisdom go viral.”

And it’s working. New York Times bestselling authors; peak performance leaders; conscientious start-ups and established players have all benefited from the Icon Media ethos. Shetty’s social media alone has more than 30 million followers, and content generated by Kushneir is responsible for more than 150 million views.

However, Icon Media’s success was causing growing pains that had to be addressed, primarily to deal with the volumes of content the company needed to ingest, store, and produce.

Icon Media COO Kushneir said, “In slightly less than two years, we grew from two people serving two clients to 28 people serving nearly 20 clients. I realised that I couldn’t keep buying boxes full of hard drives to keep pace with all the content we were handling. We needed a shared storage system that was fast, accessible, and organised but wasn’t going to cost an arm and a leg.”

On a recommendation from an existing employee with prior experience with GB Labs, Kushneir discovered GB Labs’ FastNAS F-8 Nitro server system, a compact, high performance NAS powered by GB Labs’ CORE.4 Lite OS. Sold by Los Angeles-based GB Labs partner RFX Inc, the system has the ability to effortlessly handle large capacities - in this case 96TB – and all at an attractive price point.

Kushneir said, “FastNAS F-8 Nitro met all of our criteria and more. It is indeed a very, very fast system that has made a huge difference to our workflow.

“In my view, any size of company will save time, money, and energy with GB Labs. I can’t imagine anyone doing what we do without a GB Labs storage system.”

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “We are delighted to contribute to Icon Media’s ongoing success. The benefits they are experiencing directly reflect our aims in designing and manufacturing the technology from the start and we look forward to growing alongside them in the future.”

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PBT EU presents SubtitleNEXT as premium Sponsor at international AVT event APTRAD Posted: 28/02/2020
PBT EU presents SubtitleNEXT as premium Sponsor at international AVT event APTRAD

Systems integrator and distributor of Profuz Digital's SubtitleNEXT, PBT EU is pleased to announce their presence as a premium sponsor at APTRAD, where they will hold a SubtitleNEXT Workshop over the two-day conference which takes place in Porto on the 3rd and 4th of April this year.

Marking Portugal’s first-ever international audiovisual translation event, it will attract world-class professionals to explore various areas across the sector ranging from subtitling, dubbing, accessibility modalities, in particular, subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing, and audio description. Topics covered include how new subtitling software feature developments such as translation memories, glossary management, hybrid toolsets and more are mapping the way.

To join APTRAD and break new ground in audiovisual translation, at what will be an historic event for AVT professionals, visit the website at https://aptrad.pt/1stAVTIntConf to register. Read more about the technology round table programme here https://aptrad.pt/1stAVTIntConf/speaker-kamen-ferdinandov/

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Take 1 unveils new brand as part of digital expansion plan. Posted: 26/02/2020
Take 1 unveils new brand as part of digital expansion plan.

Broadcast transcription, translation and access services company, Take 1, has unveiled a new brand identity and website.  The rebrand and updated online presence is part of the company’s ongoing digital expansion and positions the company as a modern, technology-enabled business.       

 

Over the last few years Take 1 has evolved from a simple service provider to a technology company, having designed, developed and deployed a number of their own systems which combine a human workforce with AI capabilities to deliver operational efficiencies and maintain unrivalled accuracy.  As well as serving a marketing and shop-front function, the new website will provide a secure and seamless gateway to these platforms for new and existing customers.     

 

 

These updates also reflect Take 1’s diversification into new services over recent years.  While the company was originally established to provide transcriptions, translations and post-production scripts to the broadcast industry, they now also provide localisation and access services, including audio descriptions, to the wider media sector.        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DejaSoft confirms IABM membership to further strengthen global industry presence of film tool DejaEdit Posted: 25/02/2020
DejaSoft confirms IABM and nbsp;membership to further strengthen global industry presence of film tool DejaEdit

Software development firm DejaSoft announces its membership of IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers.  

DejaEdit securely synchronises files, bins and timelines between multiple edit installations across the internet. Other features include automatic synchronisation of bins and media and daily backups of a whole AVID Media Composer project and much more.

It allows multiple editors to work together on projects regardless of location. It also facilitates the efficient transfer of media data between editors and on-set “dailies” stations or VFX houses.

The DejaSoft team will present DejaEdit for the first time at NAB 2020 including a sneak preview into upcoming Version 3.0 due for release in late spring. Highlights of DejaEdit Version 3.0 include “Private” and “Global” bin sharing and many other helpful features that facilitate media file transfer across large media projects.

To arrange a meeting with DejaSoft at NAB, email nab@dejasoft.com

For access to DejaEdit tutorials and to discover the endless possibilities visit https://dejasoft.com/dejaedit/

 

 

 

 

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