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SyncBac PRO Delivers Significant Cost Savings For The Island With Bear Grylls Posted: 15/02/2017
Timecode Systems has revealed postproduction time on the current series of "The Island With Bear Grylls" was reduced massively by using the SyncBac PRO to timecode-sync all GoPro HERO4 cameras. This is expected to result in significant cost savings in media management and postproduction.
Tags: SyncBac PRO | Timecode Systems | The Island with Bear Grylls | series | survivor | GoPro | HERO4 | camera | cost savings | media management | postproduction | camera operators
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SMPTE Time Code Summits to Define Requirements for Next Generation of Critical Industry Standard Posted: 28/09/2016
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that it will host a series of Time Code Summits to gather user community feedback that will contribute to the creation of a new "Time Label" standard. As the next-generation standard to SMPTE Time Code", widely viewed as one of the most important standards in the audio/video industry, the new Time Label standard will address the continuing, new, and emerging requirements of handling media across the cinema, broadcast, theatrical, music recording, concert, live entertainment, and theme park markets.
Tags: SMPTE | Time Code Summits | Next Generation | Media Production | Postproduction | VFZ | Show Control | Industry Standard | Time Label Standard | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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New EditShare Flow Media Asset Management 3.3 Update Now Available Posted: 23/06/2016

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the availability of EditShare Flow 3.3.0.2. The new update features content delivery to Amazon S3, batch sidecar metadata file processing, support for multi-track audio in AirFlow, and user permissions in Flow Templates. Existing Flow users with a valid EditShare maintenance agreement can download the update at http://www2.editshare.com/passprot/.

Tags: shared storage | content delivery | media management | video server | editshare | postproduction
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Archion Announces Ultra High-Performance Enhancements at NAB 2016 for EditStor Omni Velo Collaborative Storage Solutions Posted: 25/03/2016
Archion Technologies, the price-performance leader in collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows, is announcing upgrades to both its pace-setting EditStor Omni and Velo shared media storage solutions.  These upgrades now boost the performance of EditStor Omni up to to 8000 MB/sec. and EditStor Velo up to 5000 MB/sec.  Previously available with multiple expansion chassis, these speeds are now accomplished with the addition of only a single expansion chassis.
Tags: collaborative storage | media storage | shared storage | media workflows | post production | postproduction | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
Submitted by Randy Savicky, Strategy+Communications | RandySavicky.com
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NAB 2016 Previews: EditShare to Unveil High-bandwidth Storage plus Collaborative and Remote Production Workflow Solutions for 4k and Beyond Posted: 17/02/2016

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites NAB 2016 attendees to meet with EditShare media workflow experts to discuss their production infrastructure migration strategy to 4k/UHD and multi-team, multi-location collaborative workflow needs at EditShare booth SL9716. 

Tags: postproduction | storage | NAB | NAB previews | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool Posted: 16/02/2016
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller's R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
Tags: Rodeo FX | postproduction | Deadpool
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Rodeo FX Recreates the War-Torn Pacific for Unbroken Posted: 22/02/2015

Rodeo FX produced 240 stunning visual effects shots for Angelina Jolie's World War II biopic Unbroken. Partnering again with Industrial Light & Magic, the Montreal-based VFX studio crafted photorealistic images, creating the breathtaking air combat between the B24s and the Zero fighter planes, among other spectacular sequences. Unbroken has been nominated for three Academy Awards, which will be handed out this Sunday.

Tags: pre-vis | visual effects | motion design | animation | Rodeo FX | CG | VFX | compositing | rotoscoping | 3D | 2D | Montreal | postproduction | Unbroken
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Quantel releases new edition of Digital Fact Book online Posted: 20/02/2015

Quantel announced today that it has released a brand new edition of the Digital Fact Book. It has been completely overhauled and updated to reflect the latest developments across our industry, and has its very own website at www.digitalfactbook.tv - putting more than 80 years of Quantel and Snell's combined experience in the digital world at the industry's fingertips.

Tags: Quantel | Snell | Digital Fact Book | broadcasting | postproduction | guide
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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects on Birdman Posted: 06/02/2015

Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Birdman. The award is for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture, and is one of the preeminent awards in this industry. Rodeo FX continues its recent run of industry honors, including the Emmy and HPA Awards the facility won in 2014 for the visual effects it created for the TV series Game of Thrones.

Tags: pre-vis | visual effects | motion design | animation | Rodeo FX | CG | VFX | compositing | rotoscoping | 3D | 2D | Montreal | postproduction
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NBC Sports, Bodega, and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX Posted: 06/02/2015

VP creative director/director and visual effects studio Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizonas University of Phoenix Stadium.

Tags: pre-vis | visual effects | motion design | animation | Rodeo FX | CG | VFX | compositing | rotoscoping | 3D | 2D | Montreal | postproduction
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Rodeo FX Opens Office in Los Angeles Posted: 15/12/2014

Rodeo FX, which has contributed visual effects to over 70 films and recently won an Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones, has opened an office in Venice, CA. The Montreal facility has signed on the Hatch FX team, renowned matte painter, Deak Ferrand, and long-time executive producer, Cheryl Bainum, to lead the Rodeo FX Los Angeles team. The new office offers Hollywood studios and creatives direct access to all Rodeo FX services.

Tags: pre-vis | visual effects | motion design | animation | Rodeo FX | CG | VFX | compositing | rotoscoping | 3D | 2D | Montreal | postproduction
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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews Posted: 28/07/2014

Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.

Tags: Review and approval | Frankie | Cospective | commercial | postproduction | cineSync
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Frankie Adds Two Entry-Level Plans, Improves Pro Version Posted: 19/06/2014

Due to popular demand, Frankie has introduced new pricing plans for its video review-and-approval system, starting at just $49 per month. Frankie has also added new features and doubled quotas for our existing customers worldwide. With three levels of service, Frankie now caters to everyone from individual freelancers to the largest studios.

All three plans allow unlimited users, unlimited reviews, access to Frankie's powerful annotating drawing and comment tools and real-time synchronized reviews. Every review is automatically saved as you go, so there's never a chance of losing work.

Tags: Review and approval | Frankie | Cospective | commercial | postproduction | cineSync | editing
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Combining the Power of cineSync Pro with the Simplicity of Frankie: Rodeo FX Works on Birdman Posted: 29/05/2014

Rodeo FX relies on both cineSync Pro and Frankie for its postproduction work on feature films, TV shows and commercials, including the movie Birdman, to be released by New Regency later this year. The Montreal-based VFX studio has created a collaborative workflow that relies on these review-and-approval tools for its work with clients and creatives around the world. With cineSync Pro and Frankie in place, post studios like Rodeo FX are maximizing efficiency even when the production company, director, ad agency and other creatives are in different cities.

Tags: Review and approval | Frankie | Cospective | commercial | postproduction | cineSync
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Embassy Combines Use of cineSync and Frankie for Review and Approval of TV Commercials Posted: 28/04/2014

Both cineSync and Frankie, the review-and-approval tools from Cospective, were used to complete a humorous campaign of three TV commercials by Embassy, the South African production and post company. Using remote approval sessions between its suites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Embassy was able to complete the project in two weeks for the South African theater chain, Ster-Kinekor. Using these two tools from Cospective, Embassy has demonstrated a cohesive, efficient and client-friendly remote workflow for client review and approval.

Tags: Review and approval | Frankie | Cospective | commercial | postproduction | cineSync | workflow
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