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Sound Devices 633 Soars to New Heights with Hollywood Special Effects and Aerospace Engineer Dan Slater Posted: 10/11/2016
Dan Slater is a legend at his craft. In the 1970s and early 80s, he worked in Hollywood on special effects system design under the tutelage of special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey). Slater went on to receive two technical ACADEMY AWARDS in 1980 (technical achievement) and 1988 (scientific and technical). In the 1980s, Slater transitioned fully to a career in aerospace, working primarily in rocket and spacecraft flight and ground systems engineering, antenna measurements, and optical systems design. In recent years, Slater became interested in merging the best parts of aerospace and cinema technologies.
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Video Devices PIX-E7 Provides Endless Versatility For Cinematographer Michael Larsson Posted: 01/11/2016
With nearly 17 years of experience fusing photojournalism and video art together in countries like Spain, Singapore, and the UK, Michael Larsson is not your typical cinematographer/colorist. Larsson has studied a mix of video art and 3D stereoscopic media, which when coupled with his great interest in human perception, and his experiences in working with time and space in conjunction with the photographic image, has taken him through many different stages of his career. His extensive background includes audiovisual installation works and audiovisual performances before moving on to video productions and later cinematography and color grading. In hindsight, Larsson's curiosity has led to him to garner skills that have prepared him for a wealth of projects, allowing him to develop interesting ideas and methods for capturing events and stories.
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Video Devices Adds New Video Assist Features to The PIX-E Series Posted: 27/10/2016
Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, announces the addition of a new set of features to its PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors with the release of Firmware Version 3.50. With this firmware update the PIX-E Series offers key playback functionality, including the ability to add, delete, and locate to cue markers, create a custom playlist, loop playback of individual recordings, regions or playlists, and more. 
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Delivers Reliable Monitoring and Backup for Boston-Based DGA Productions Posted: 27/09/2016
When Aaron Frutman, Director of Photography and Partner at DGA Productions, was looking for a reliable on-camera recording monitor, he turned to the Video Devices PIX-E5.
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Video Devices Debuts New Mounting Option for the Pix-E Series of Recording Monitors at IBC 2016 Posted: 06/09/2016
Video Devices introduces PIX-Base, a sturdy, flexible mounting accessory for its popular line of PIX-E Series 4K-compatible recording monitors.  Launching at IBC 2016 (Stand 8.B59), the tabletop-friendly PIX-Base is an easily adjustable design of durable, anodized aluminum that collapses flat for easy storage and transport. PIX-Base will officially be shipping on Friday, September 9.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-and-Gun Documentary Posted: 30/08/2016
Berlin-based cinematographer and Film University Babelsberg student Marco Mller works as director of photography (DP) and as assistant camera (AC) on a variety of commercials and documentaries. His creative imaging portfolio, including his film school projects, can be seen at www.chronotype.de.
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How Dolby Atmos Uses the Video Devices PIX 270i to Broadcast Live Events Around the World Posted: 16/08/2016
Dolby Atmos surround sound technology, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves specific sound anywhere in the room, including overhead, has been embraced by major Hollywood studios and multiple ACADEMY AWARD-winning directors and sound mixers. To provide these amazing audio experiences with powerful, flexible capture and manipulation, Dolby turned to the Video Devices PIX 270i rack-mount recorders, deploying multiple units to manage audio and video acquisition. 
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Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSD Posted: 09/08/2016
Freelance Sound Mixer Matt Sonnenfeld has been using Sound Devices equipment, such as the 633 and 688 field production mixers, for more than three years. Along with his brother Adam, Sonnenfeld co-owns Four B Productions, Inc., a full-service production company based in Brooklyn, NY. Sonnenfeld has worked on notable television shows, including Made From America on The Travel Channel and Catching Odell, an NFL special. 
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Video Devices to Highlight New H.264 Recording Capabilities for PIX-E Series at IBC 2016 Posted: 14/07/2016

Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, will debut new recording capabilities for its popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors for the first time to the international market at IBC 2016 (Stand 8.B59). The PIX-E Series of monitors (PIX-E5, PIX5H, and PIX-E7) will be on display, along with two new features - the addition of the H.264 codec and the capability of simultaneously recording a high-quality, edit-ready Apple ProRes file and a more compact H.264 MP4 file. These new features are available as a free download for PIX-E owners.

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Video Devices PIX-E5 Delivers Reliability and High-Quality Recording for Charlee Harrison Posted: 12/07/2016
When Charlee Harrison left her native North Carolina and headed to NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, her focus was to pursue a career in the film industry. After graduating, Harrison decided to stay in New York City where she now works as a full-time Camera Assistant and Operator. 
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Production Sound Mixer Jamie Gambell Adopts the 688 Audio System for Successful, Simplified Workflow Posted: 28/06/2016
For the past 15 years, Jamie Gambell has been working in production sound. He started out in his native England as a trainee, went on to be a boom operator, and finally a sound mixer. In 2008, Gambell moved to the United States, where he has been living ever since, working primarily on feature films and television productions. Gambell's most recent projects include The Fosters, a Freeform family drama, and Maron, Marc Maron's eponymous IFC comedy series.
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DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, Sound Devices, and K-Tek to Host the Sound Summit Toronto Posted: 22/06/2016
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, Sound Devices, and K-Tek, will host The Sound Summit Toronto at The Church on the Queensway in Toronto. This event is part of The Sound Summit series of informal networking and educational presentations for audio professionals. Together they gather, collaborate, and discuss their techniques and tools for capturing high-quality audio. This summit will mark the first international location in the series of events; past cities include New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Orlando. 
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Sound Devices 970 is Newest Addition to Award-Winning Sound Mixer Stephen Tibbos Rig Posted: 21/06/2016
For the past 25 years, Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS, owner and operator of Tibbo Sound, Inc., has made an indelible mark on the sound industry. Getting his start in the film and television industry as a boom operator, the Emmy award-winning sound mixer quickly worked his way up to mixing thanks to an unrelenting work ethic and passion for sound. 
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Is a Perfect Fit for 360 Designs 4K Virtual Reality Rigs Posted: 01/06/2016
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS capturing professional-quality VR video. 
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H.264 Recording Capabilities Now Available for Video Devices Pix-E Series Posted: 26/05/2016
Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, announces that Firmware Version 3.00 for its popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors - previewed at the 2016 NAB Show - is now available. With this latest firmware update, the PIX-E Series adds the H.264 codec as well as the ability to  simultaneously record a high-quality, edit-ready Apple ProRes .mov file and a much smaller H.264 .mp4 file. These features are now available as a free download for PIX-E owners. 
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