Archive for August, 2007

Bright Announces Completion of New Data-Centric Color Grading Facility at BEAN, Australia

Reno, Nevada, USA, August 31, 2007, www.4bright.com: Bright Systems, Inc., developer of disk recording and data infrastructure technology, has announced completion of a new data-centric commercials post-production workflow at BEAN in Sydney, Australia‘s newest digital post facility. The installation features tight integration between Bright‘s BrightDrive shareable media store, and two daVinci‘s Resolve® digital mastering suites enabling BEAN to seamlessly share media files across networks and simultaneously perform a range of finishing processes on the same media within a fast, flexible and highly reliable digital environment. more

Panasonic Ships New Portable P2 HD Solid State Viewer/Recorder

Panasonic announced the immediate availability of the AG-HPG10, a rugged, highly affordable P2 solid-state high-definition/standard-definition video viewer/recorder. Dubbed the P2 Gear, the 1.1-pound, battery-operated AG-HPG10 provides a host of functions to support P2 workflow in the field as well as within video production facilities, including P2 card playback, transfer and recording, uncompressed HD-SDI transfer, clip file and metadata management, and data back up onto USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 equipped hard drives. more

da Vinci Appoints Dean Lyon to Top Marketing Post

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Aug. 30, 2007 — da Vinci Systems today announced the appointment of visual effects (VFX) supervisor and DI expert Dean Lyon as the director of marketing. Lyon has more than 20 years of experience in film and commercial production, and will be a key member of the da Vinci management team led by General Manager Bill Robertson. Lyon’s duties include brand and product management and direction, advertising and marketing, and internal and external communications. more

SMOKE & MIRRORS BRINGS A LITTLE LIGHT TO RICOH

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In this :60 spot, Smoke & Mirrors NY creates a world beyond windows for global network, Ricoh. A Japanese employee has the daunting task of completing an important report in one day. We see the document traversing his company‘s worldwide hubs via the web, as he enjoys a night of sushi and karaoke. As we travel the globe, the sun through the office windows slowly sets from country to country, remaining a beacon for those working on the report. In the morning, the employee delivers the finished document to his boss. Looking like a hero and having done little, the importance of collaboration and power of technology are proven. more

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RHINOFX CREATES VISUAL ENVIRONMENT TO HELP KANYE WEST GET STRONGER

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In a recently released video for Kanye West, the rhinofx team helped create other-worldly effects to help the artist get Stronger. Filmed in New York, Los Angeles, and Japan, the video pays visual homage to an anime style and includes CG holograms, machines, and animated effects for West‘s hit song featuring a prominent sample from Daft Punk. The clip has already received a 2007 nomination for the MTV VMA‘s Video of the Year. more

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CANON‘S REALiS SX6 PROJECTOR HELPS PHOTOGRAPHER EDDIE TAPP BRING HIS LECTURES TO LIFE

Eddie Tapp is an award-winning photographer as well as a lecturer, consultant and author on digital imaging issues. Tapp‘s lecture tours include instruction on the proper display of photographs, including control of digital color and tone. After finding that the projector he used for his lectures lacked sufficient color control, Tapp switched to the REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector from Canon U.S.A., Inc. to increase the resolution, brightness and color accuracy of the images so crucial to his lessons. more

BIGSMACKtv Opens New Promo Boutique

Industry veterans, Head of Production, Miles Dinsmoor, Head of Creative, Andy Hann, and Head of Business Development, Bob Lowery, have launched BIGSMACKtv, a new creative design/production boutique specializing in the creation of broadcast promos, motion graphics, and entertainment branding. Dinsmoor and Hann have been responsible for design and promo work for television networks such as, CBS, ESPN, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, as well as many others.

While the company still has that new-car-smell, the creative team has driven around the block more than a few times. Prior to launching BIGSMACKtv, the company heads held the same posts at Concrete Pictures, a creative services agency specializing in broadcast branding, on-air promotion and strategy. more

BBC Motion Gallery Content Agreement with Auatralia‘s ORF

BBC Worldwide today announces that it has signed an archive representation agreement with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) the largest public service broadcaster in the country. The deal will see BBC Motion Gallery, BBC Worldwide‘s clips sales arm, distributing a range of regionally specific clips via its website (bbcmotiongallery.com) to further enhance its rich international motion imagery portfolio. more

Digital Vision to Receive Emmy Engineering Award for DVNR & DVO

Stockholm, Sweden – 30 August, 2007 – Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement equipment for film and television post-production, announced today that the company will receive a 2007 Primetime Emmy® Engineering award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its DVNR and DVO image processing systems. The company will receive an Engineering Plaque, given for achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the industry, at the Primetime Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday, September 8th in Los Angeles. more

Broadcast Pix Expands Dealer Network Overseas And In The U.S.

Momentum Of Slate Switcher Sales To Premier Customers Prompts Dealer Action

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts (August 30, 2007) Broadcast Pix™ Inc., the innovative production switcher manufacturer, has announced significant growth through the expansion of its dealer network to over 40 countries around the world. Dealers in most countries have purchased a Slate™ switcher demonstration unit. The Company introduced its largest Slate switcher at IBC 2006, and is an exhibitor at the IBC 2007 convention in Amsterdam this September (Hall 7; Stand 116). more

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