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Sinclair Broadcast Group to use Marquis Broadcast production storage optimisation and management tools Posted: 13/02/2020
Sinclair Broadcast Group to use Marquis Broadcast production storage optimisation and management tools

Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcast companies in America, is deploying Marquis Broadcast’s Analysis Parking software with a new enterprise monitoring dashboard for its many facilities across the United States. During its expansion, Sinclair Broadcast Group has always focused on optimising best practices for its news technology and operations. Part of this focus was to streamline and simplify the management and monitoring of multiple Avid NEXIS® systems, helping users manage Avid projects and valuable storage space more efficiently.

Sinclair Broadcast initially deployed Marquis Broadcast’s Analysis Parking in three major sites. The software understands the relationships between Avid projects, folders, bins and media, and runs automated Avid NEXIS analytics and visualization processes, enabling each station to maximise the use of space on their Avid NEXIS storage systems.

Paul Spinelli, director of engineering at Sinclair Broadcast Group, explains: “As a group, we’re continually evaluating new technologies that can realise further operational benefits and efficiencies. Our goal is to standardise technologies and workflows across all our Avid news operations, which now total over 60 sites. The new systems enable the recovery of large amounts of blocked-out – but usable – space and offers detailed enterprise-wide analytics on our Avid storage.”

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Sinclair Broadcast Group | broadcast | Analysis Parking | Avid | Avid NEXIS | editing | enterprise | workflow | 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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Germanys Quatsch Comedy Club Edited with DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard Posted: 07/02/2020
Germanys Quatsch Comedy Club Edited with DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard

Blackmagic Design today announced that the latest series of Germany’s legendary stand up show, Quatsch Comedy Club, has been edited and graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio.

The Sky Deutschland show is filmed in front of a live comedy club audience with three live acts and one host taking to the Quatsch Comedy Club Theatre inside Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin. Post production supervisor, Marius Fischer, has graded the show with DaVinci Resolve since 2015 and this year opted to expand its use on the series to encompass the edit as well.

Marius explains that all of the shows, including the revue style, as well as standalone solo episodes, are filmed, then all of the rushes are passed through to post, which normally takes around 60 days to deliver an entire season. “I was keen to put the editing side of Resolve through its paces on a major project, as I could see that there were efficiencies to be gained in our series workflow.”

A minimum of seven cameras capture every comedy set, meaning Marius has to manage a huge amount of footage for each of the shows. “I’ve found features such as Sync Bin essential, as it allows smooth playback, but without the massive file size of a multicam clip. Once all of that heavy lifting is taken away from your process, you have so much more time to focus on the actual editing and making the very best production that will keep audiences entertained.”

Marius has also cut this season working with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard, which he believes has added yet another layer of efficiency to his post workflow. “You can work freely with both hands and there’s very little need to use a mouse. I wanted to measure the time savings, so I carried out a little experiment. I tried to make nine cuts within a one minute long multicam clip from the series. Working with the keyboard took two minutes less.”

“I love how simple and reliable the whole approach is. Productions rarely follow a linear delivery path once in post and the ability to do everything in one application makes so much more sense,” he reveals. “The idea of jumping in and out of pages to make small changes when needed is far more intuitive and saves a huge amount of time. You can continue to finesse and refine the edit at any stage during post production, without ever needing to render out a new timeline.”

“Quatsch Comedy Club is such an institution in Germany. In fact, I grew up watching it with my family. It can feel quite surreal that I’m not only working on it, but that I’ve also been able to bring the very latest developments in post production, thanks to DaVinci Resolve, to keep the show fresh and funny for the next generation watching at home.”

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve | Editing | Editor Keyboard | Quatsch | Comedy | Post Production
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Introducing: Red Giant Complete for Individuals, Students and Teachers, the All-Access Annual Subscription to Editing, Motion Graphics and VFX Tools Posted: 25/11/2019
Introducing: Red Giant Complete for Individuals, Students and Teachers, the All-Access Annual Subscription to Editing, Motion Graphics and VFX Tools

Red Giant today announced the availability of Red Giant Complete for individuals, students and teachers. Expanding its software licensing options, Red Giant Complete is a subscription service that gives editors, motion designers and VFX artists all Red Giant tools at one low price – Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Universe, VFX Suite and Shooter Suite. With Red Giant Complete, annual subscribers will have the most up-to-date versions of all tools, saving thousands of dollars over traditional perpetual licenses.

Watch now: Red Giant Complete - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1nnDIlmEo8&feature=youtu.be

“Red Giant Complete has been available to our volume customers for years, with thousands of licenses in use at broadcast networks, film studios and universities. And now, due to popular demand, we're really excited to offer subscription licensing to all of our customers,” says Chad Bechert, CEO of Red Giant. “At the same time, nothing has changed. While we think Red Giant Complete is an incredible deal, we know some customers are more comfortable buying software the traditional way. We want to make sure our community of talented artists has what it needs, so we’re continuing to offer perpetual licenses at their usual prices.”

Red Giant Complete is $599 a year for individuals or $299 for students and teachers. Check out the Red Giant blog to learn more about how to switch over to Red Giant Complete and why now is the best time to make the switch, with a special, limited-time-only introductory offer for established Suite customers

Tags: Red Giant | Red Giant Complete | Annual Subscription | All-Access | Editing | VFX
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Cinegy demonstrates award-winning technology at NATEXPO 2019 Posted: 17/10/2019
Cinegy demonstrates award-winning technology at NATEXPO 2019

Cinegy, the global leader for broadcast playout software on premise, hybrid and in the cloud, will demonstrate its award-winning Cinegy Air PRO, Cinegy Capture PRO , Cinegy Multiviewer, as well as Cinegy Desktop and Cinegy Newsroom on the Bavarian Pavilion at NATEXPO in November.

Cinegy products can process mixed SD, HD, 4K/UHD and 8K formats - as well as handle HDR - for capture, playout, monitoring, news, editing, or MAM. All technology being shown at NATEXPO is available immediately.

In addition, Cinegy has now optimised its entire product line to be 8K-ready and deployed in the cloud. One of the early adopters of the open source SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol, Cinegy has SRT baked into all technology, including the license, which removes any concerns about whether users have the legal right, proper subscription, or adequate bandwidth to deploy the software.

Tags: CInegy | IP | Editing | playout | digital asset management | SRT | Cinegy Air PRO | Cinegy Capture PRO | Cinegy Multiviewer | Cinegy Desktop | Cinegy Newsroom | NATEXPO
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Wildlife Cinematographer Steve Lumpkin Adopts Sonnet Solo10G to Accelerate Postproduction Posted: 11/10/2019
Wildlife Cinematographer Steve Lumpkin Adopts Sonnet Solo10G to Accelerate Postproduction
Renowned wildlife cinematographer Steve Lumpkin has chosen Sonnet's Solo10G™ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition 10GbE adapter to accelerate and streamline postproduction workflows for his Endless Treasures of Botswana project. The Solo10G played an integral role in Lumpkin's just-released mini-documentary, "Speed Kills: Kalahari Cheetah Family."
Tags: Wildlife Cinematography | Steve Lumpkin | Sonnet Solo10G | Postproduction | Thunderbolt 3 | 10GbE | 4K Editing
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Cinegy to demonstrate SRT advantages at Broadcast India 2019 Posted: 07/10/2019
Cinegy to demonstrate SRT advantages at Broadcast India 2019

Cinegy, the global leader for broadcast playout software in the cloud, has announced that it will showcase its full range of recording, capture, archive, and encoding capabilities during Broadcast India, taking place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, from 17-19 October.

Tags: Cinegy | Software Defined Television | Broadcast Playout | The Cloud | recording | capture | archive | encoding capabilities | Broadcast India | Setron | Secure Reliable Transport | SRT | IP | capture | editing | playout | archive | Sass | 4K | 8K
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Mediability partners with Vimond to extend their Software-as-a-Service offering with video-editing in the cloud and a complete OTT platform Posted: 13/09/2019
Mediability partners with Vimond to extend their Software-as-a-Service offering with video-editing in the cloud and a complete OTT platform

Mediability, Scandinavia’s largest professional equipment provider and systems integrator, and Vimond, software company delivering online broadcast solutions, today announced a partnership to offer customers video editing in the cloud through Vimond IO and a complete platform for video content delivery and OTT services through the Vimond platform.

Tags: Mediability | Vimond | systems integrator | OTT | cloud | video editing | production | VOD | content delivery | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Posted: 12/08/2019
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16.1
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16.1, a new update to the company’s popular edit, color, visual effects and audio post production software that includes major updates to the new cut page to help create the world’s fastest editor.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve | Post Production | Grading | Editing | Fusion | VFX
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The Look Future-Proofs Post Production Pipeline with Grass Valley Rio 8K Posted: 01/08/2019
The Look Future-Proofs Post Production Pipeline with Grass Valley Rio 8K

London-based bespoke post production facility, The Look, has upgraded its six Grass Valley Rio high performance online editing and post production systems to support multiple, simultaneous streams of 4K and 8K playback. Rio forms the heart of the facility’s Dolby Vision certified post production pipeline along with the Rio Connect collaborative workflow engine and Rio Assist software. The Look decided to future-proof its facility after winning contracts to post several major drama series for 2019 and 2020.

Tags: Grass Valley | The Look | Grass Valley Rio 8K | editing
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Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro Posted: 29/07/2019
Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro
New platform enables facilities using Adobe to confidently share projects and media
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Postflux | Adobe Premiere Pro | archive | storage | workflow | projects | editing | Avid | media | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Picture Blocks Colorspace 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products Posted: 18/07/2019
Picture Blocks Colorspace 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products
Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel to provide HDR color correction and editing as part of the new COLORSPACE 4K HDR screening room vehicle. COLORSPACE also includes a 12G and 4K workflow using a number of other Blackmagic Design products.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | DaVinci Resolve | Mobile Studio | Editing | Grading | HDR
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Cinegy heralds SRT for Software Defined Television Posted: 17/07/2019
Cinegy heralds SRT for Software Defined Television

Cinegy, the global leader for broadcast playout software on premise, hybrid and in the cloud, will demonstrate the multiple advantages of the inclusion of Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) as well as the 8K capabilities of its entire product range at IBC 2019.

Tags: Cinegy | SRr | IBC | playout | on premise | hybrid | cloud | Secure Reliable Transport | 8k | Cinegy Multiviewer | GPU | Cinegy Air PRO | Cingey Capture PRO Ingest | SD | HD | 4K | UHD | HDR | monitoring | news | editing | MAM | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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EditShare Showcases Award Winning Lineup of Media Workflow Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019 Posted: 04/06/2019
EditShare Showcases Award Winning Lineup of Media Workflow Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019

EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, media asset management (MAM) and automated quality control (AQC), will be displaying the sought-after solutions HelmutFX, a back-office solution that provides Adobe Premiere Pro CC projects and users management via EditShare Flow, and VBox, the next generation ‘Channel-in-a-Box’ playout automation system, at this year’s BroadcastAsia. EditShare will also feature it multi-award-winning EFS storage platforms, Flow media asset management, now featuring new Emmy award winning multicam and remote editing capabilities and support for a raft of new storage vendors, and IMF-ready QScan, which provides HDR compliance verification capabilities to Dolby Vision certified post-production facilities.

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Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools Posted: 29/05/2019
Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools

Magewell is continuing to add customer value to its market-leading video capture devices with the introduction of three free software tools. Magewell Bridge for NDI(r) enables users to convert source video into NDI streams for live, IP-based production, while version 3.0 of Capture Express records video to files at up to 4K resolution. The third tool, a plug-in for Adobe(r) Premiere(r) Pro CC, provides direct access to Magewell capture devices through the popular non-linear editing software. Magewell will show all three new offerings in booth 2407 at InfoComm 2019.

Tags: magewell | capture | NDI | converter | decoder | newtek | software | convert | video capture | conversion | IP | encoder | broadcast | professional AV | AV over IP | video over IP | Adobe | Premiere Pro | editing | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | InfoComm | InfoComm 2019 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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