Vinten Radamec, worldwide leader in high quality robotic camera support systems for the broadcasting industry, launches the Fusion FCS16, the first ultra-compact control system of its kind to provide full touch screen control for up to 16 cameras, compared to the standard 9, from one single panel unit. The user interface is a Windows based 10.4” touch-screen that allows a single controller to be configured to operate up to 16 cameras and/or full x-y pedestals from any number of locations, whether the operator is in the next room or on the other side of the world. Multiple controllers can be added to the network allowing further operational flexibility. While much more functional, the system is just as compact as its closest predecessor, the Shot Control Panel from Radamec plus it can store up to 64,000 shots. The Fusion FCS16 Control more
Archive for September 19th, 2007
The world‘s top maker of professional add-on lenses is introducing Century 4”x4” filters by Schneider Optics. Each member of this new five-filter kit has been specifically selected to meet the unique needs of today‘s DV/HDV cinematographers.
Combining superior grade materials, high-end performance, and affordability, Century filters are aimed at becoming a cornerstone in the toolbox of DV and HDV professionals. more
ALAMEDA, CA and CAMBRIDGE, UK (September 18, 2007)–Clear-Com®, a brand of The Vitec Group plc, unveiled the Eclipse Easi-PiCo, digital matrix intercom solution on opening day of the 2007 IBC conference in Amsterdam. The Easi-PiCo is a pre-configured entry-level matrix system, specifically designed for small and growing production teams in broadcast and live performance venues that demand the flexibility of point-to-point intercommunication on a small scale. more
Introducing the latest addition to 16×9 Inc.‘s rapidly growing EX Collection of high-end lens accessories: the Compact Super Fisheye. A smaller, lighter version of the extremely wide-angle EX Super Fisheye, this new single-element fisheye adapter is custom crafted to meet the higher demands of the new higher resolution, compact HD camcorders. Adding 0.4X magnification, it expands the view of the original lens, for a wide-eyed perspective that draws the eye closer to the center of the action. Images take on a convex appearance with exaggerated angles and extreme barrel distortion. more
Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 19, 2007 – Marketing and production company JAM Media has produced a new national TV campaign comprised of both a 60- and a 30-second spot, promoting VIZIO (recently announced as America‘s #1 flat panel HDTV company.) The new spots feature NFL League MVP LaDainian Tomlinson (running back for the Chargers.) The spots are entitled ‘Somewhere‘ and ‘Helmet‘. The announcement was made today by Jason Wulfsohn, commercial director and co-owner of JAM Media. more
Tarzana, CA, Sept. 19, 2007- AvatarLabs, a full-service motion graphics and online design studio for the entertainment industry, has appointed James Safechuck, Flash Developer, it was announced today by the company‘s Creative Director/Producer/Designer Rex Cook.
In his role as Flash Developer for AvatarLabs, Safechuck will be creating innovative and engaging online media. His responsibilities include finding technical solutions to bring designs to life. Using Adobe’s Flash platform, in conjunction with a variety of development tools, Safechuck has created work for industry giants such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Universal. more
Ross Video announced today that the openGear Terminal Equipment Platform has won the prestigious Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Technology Award, for the 2006 Awards Program. more
Thor Raxlen, Director and Creative Director of Guerilla FX (GFX), the New York-based independent design, effects and post finishing company, will participate in the Sports Video Group (SVG) produced D-Sports 2007 Conference, part of the New York Post-Production Conference, at AMC 34th Street in Manhattan, Wednesday, October 24th , 10:15 -11:15 A.M. more
To view the work: http://flickerlab.com/pr/tek_jansen/
FlickerLab has animated the first of eight new Tek Jansen adventures that will be rolled into “The Colbert Report” over the course of the season. Each episode of “Stephen Colbert Presents Stephen Colbert‘s Alpha Squad 7: The New Tek Jansen Adventures” is each approximately 3 minutes in length. The first of the new adventures, the epically ridiculous “Beginning‘s: First Dawn,” aired on “The Colbert Report” on COMEDY CENTRAL, Wednesday, September 12. more
Stephen H. Burum, ASC will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to advancing the art form. The award will be presented at the 22nd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on January 26, 2008, here at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom. more