Archive for March 4th, 2008

RIOT WELCOMES SENIOR COLORIST STEVE RODRIGUEZ

riotrodriguezheadshot.jpgLos Angeles & New York – (March 4, 2008) – Senior Colorist and industry veteran Steve Rodriguez has joined Riot/Los Angeles. The announcement was made by Michael Taylor, Riot’s Managing Director.

“I am very excited to introduce Steve Rodriguez to the creative world of Riot telecine,� says Taylor. “His talent and experience will be a great asset to our expanding services.� more

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AJA Applauds No Country for Old Men for Academy Award Wins

AJA KONA 3 Creates Efficiencies in Film’s Editorial Pipeline

AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, congratulates No Country for Old Men on its four Academy Award® wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. AJA’s KONA 3 video capture and playback card was integral to the film’s Apple Final Cut Pro editing pipeline. more

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RF CENTRAL RFX-RMR-II RACK-MOUNTED HD UPGRADEABLE RECEIVERS DELIVER RECEPTION SOLUTIONS AT NAB 2008

RF Central RFX-RMR-II 2 GHz rack-mounted HD upgradeable receiverLas Vegas, NV, March 4, 2008 – RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, is debuting its new RFX-RMR-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz rack-mounted receiver units at NAB 2008 (Booth C6622). While the 2 GHz is primarily designed for ENG news remotes and the 5.8 GHz is geared toward live sports stadium and arena coverage, both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality, low-delay, HD decoding technology. more

Anonymous Hires West Coast In-House Repping Duo

Bicoastal production and management firm Anonymous Content has hired in-house Head of West Coast Sales & Management Susan Murphy and in-house sales rep Becky Jungmann for the Los Angeles office. In-house staffers Paul Muniz and Lisa Sabatino handle the east, while independent David Wagner handles midwest duties. more

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Luxology Highlights Use of modo in Marketing and Advertising Image Production

Luxology® LLC, makers of modo™, a modern, artist-friendly image generation software, today announced that it will host several high-profile advertising customers during CGAM 2008, a new CGI conference for advertising and marketing professionals. Featuring work from leading creative companies such as Alter, Schawk and Smoke and Mirrors, Luxology will demonstrate how modo’s artist-friendly toolset provides an ultra high quality solution for creating high-resolution images for a variety of print, illustration and broadcast projects. To see examples of marketing and illustration work created with modo, please visit Luxology’s online gallery at http://www.luxology.com/gallery/image/?mode=Category&id=20. more

National Archives Chooses Digital Vision to Automate Film and Video Restoration

Stockholm, Sweden – 4 March, 2008 – Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, announced that the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has selected its Phoenix restoration software and Film Master digital colour grading system. The purchase is part of a fully-integrated system that the organization’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab will implement to begin digitization and restoration on some of the hundreds of thousands of titles for public access and preservation. more

Go With The Flow – Rimage DiscFlow for Mac Previews at NAB

Rimage will preview its new DiscFlow application for Apple OS X at NAB 2008. This new software client allows Mac users the ability to automatically burn and print DVDs and CDs on a networked Rimage digital publishing system. DiscFlow is graphically intuitive and integrates seamlessly into the video workflow, bringing Rimage’s best-known disc production enhancements, such as Rimage Video Protect anti-rip software, to a Mac environment for the first time. more

openGear Signs Sierra Video as Technology Partner

Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 4, 2008 – Ross Video and Sierra Video officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Sierra Video is a leading provider of high-quality video and audio equipment throughout the world. They will join other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award winning platform. more

Visual Effects Director Terry Windell to Keynote 2008 Poppy Jasper Film Festival

Morgan Hill, CA – March 4, 2008 – Today, the Poppy Jasper Film Festival (PJFF) announced that critically acclaimed special effects editor and director, Terry Windell, is onboard as keynote speaker for its fifth annual short films event.

With over twenty-five years of experience, Windell’s career has run the gamut from live action director to visual effects animation supervisor. He has worked on Quentin Tarantino’s “A Band Apart� commercials, as well as stints at several notable production companies, including Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic, Paramount Pictures, and Boss Film Studios. His film credits include the award-winning films Star Wars-The Return of the Jedi, E.T., Poltergeist, and Star Trek II – The Wrath of Kahn, Ghostbusters, 2010, Poltergeist II, Fright Night, and many others. more

Vista Systems Unveils Additions To Spyder Product Line

SpyderVista Systems has announced the addition of two models to its popular Spyder family of image processors. The Spyder 359 and Spyder 3410 join the already impressive arsenal.

The Spyder 359 takes the system to a new level. Designed to support arrays of up to eight displays, it provides five universal input cards; one universal output card to support a scaled output of the entire aggregate display area, an operator’s monitor or an additional display; and two DX4 output cards, each with four DVI outputs. The system offers five input layers and can accommodate an input expansion frame if required. more

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