Archive for March 5th, 2008

Iconix HD-RH1 Camera System Used on Grammy and Academy Award Television Broadcast

Iconix Video, a leading developer of advanced high-definition camera systems and maker of the world’s smallest professional quality HD video camera, announced today the use of the Iconix HD-RH1 camera system during this year’s Grammy and Academy Award television broadcasts. The 50th Grammy Awards were broadcast on CBS on Sunday February 10, 2008, and the 80th Academy Awards were broadcast on CBS on February 24, 2008. more

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Artbeats Raises the Bar on Royalty-free Stock Footage, Unveiling Dozens of New HD Titles at NAB 2008

Myrtle Creek, Ore. –— March 5, 2008 –— Artbeats, the industry’s leading creative footage resource, today announced it will debut a wide range of exclusive royalty-free collections and solo clips during the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). New titles scheduled for release at NAB include: Ultra Water 2 and Ultra Nature, which feature 1000fps (frames per second) slow-motion footage shot with the Phantom HD, the first use of that camera for stock footage. Additionally, Artbeats will unveil its newest series of HD aerial titles: Miami Aerials; Atlanta Aerials; Dallas Aerials and Texas City Aerials. The company also plans to release Energy and Environmental; Energy includes aerial clips of wind, water, solar, petroleum and nuclear energy; Environmental features footage of air pollution, recycling, replanted timber and more. Other titles planned for release during NAB include Executive Jet, which offers landings and takeoffs of business jets plus exclusive air-to-air footage of a Gulfstream IV, and City Edges, which has unique and dramatic close-up shots of city skyscrapers and architecture. more

dvGarage Announces Conduit Suite

dvGarage, a provider of tools and training for the next generation of media artists, today announced Conduit Suite, the latest update to its line of Conduit nodal compositing tools. Introduced through Conduit Suite is Conduit Live, dvGarage’s powerful new standalone nodal capture tool that offers real-time video compositing and analysis of any form of digital footage live. Conduit Studio also offers new users the latest version of Conduit for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, along with Conduit versions for Apple Motion and Apple Final Cut Pro. In addition, the Conduit Suite includes a free three-month Pixel Corps membership (a USD $200 value), an hour of video training and a quick-start guide. Conduit Suite is available for download at www.dvgarage.com. more

dvGarage Announces New Version of dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Motion 2 or Higher

dvGarage, a provider of tools and training for the next generation of media artists, today announced that dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio, the newest version of the company’s powerful chromakeying software, is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Apple Motion 2 or higher. Utilizing Apple’s FxPlug technology to combine chromakeying with high-performance Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration, dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio allows Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion users to remove green and blue screen backgrounds from digital video (DV), high definition video (HDV) or high definition (HD) footage in real time. more

CLEAR-COM® ALLOWS USERS TO EASILY ORCHESTRATE COMMUNICATION WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF CONCERT AT NAB 2008

LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2008—Clear-Com Communication Systems is bringing intercom solutions to the desktop PC with the introduction of its first software-based intercom system, Clear-Com® Concert at NAB 2008 (Booth C5908). Clear-Com® is the leading innovator of communications systems for the broadcast, live performance, government and commercial markets. Its new multi-user conferencing and intercom product provides broadcasters of all sizes with a reliable and cost-effective way to easily intercommunicate. more

Digital Rapids Bolsters Support for Microsoft Silverlight

March 5, 2008 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids Digital Rapids – a leading developer of scalable solutions for media ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection and delivery – announced today that the company has joined the Microsoft Silverlight Partner Initiative. Digital Rapids also announced immediate support for Microsoft Silverlight in Digital Rapids’ award-winning encoding, transcoding and streaming solutions. more

Shelter Names Jennifer Patterson as Executive Producer

jp-for-mm.JPGIrvine, CA, March 6, 2008—Shelter, a prominent, full service editorial house specializing in national, regional and local TV spots, has named Jennifer (JP) Patterson as Executive Producer. Stuart Shook, president/founder, Shelter, made the announcement.

Regarding the announcement, Shook said, “We very pleased to have JP on board. She brings a high level of industry experience and a creative approach to the work that is typically found in major markets such as LA or NY. With her experience and excellent client skills, she is perfectly suited to produce editor Christopher Willoughby and the rest of our creative team, and to help us take Shelter to the next level.” more

London Gallery Exhibits Drawings by Animation, Tattoo, Urban and Skateboard Artists

logo1.JPGLONDON—March 3, 2008—MyToons.com, the premier online animation community that connects artists and animators across the globe, is co-sponsoring DRAW, a must-see exhibit featuring original drawings by 300 artists in the animation, tattoo, design, literature, illustration, skateboard, music, and contemporary art worlds. The show, which opens March 6 at Stolen Space Gallery in East London, is a tribute to the fundamental building-block of visual and graphic arts: the Drawing. more

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1080 Helps Pocket Deliver Its Wireless Message In Fully-Animated Spot Campaign

PocketPocket Communications, the Smart Wireless company, turned to animation from 1080 San Antonio to get the word out about its attractively-priced unlimited talk and text plans in a new commercial campaign for the general and Hispanic markets in South Texas. The pool of spots consists of six 30-second spots, two 10-second cutdowns and a 10-second holiday spot via the Cogent Group in Los Angeles direct. more

CLEAR-COM® SHOWCASES COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AT CABSAT 2008

Clear-Com FreeSpeak®10BOOTH ZO-21, HALL: ZABEEL
CABSAT 2008 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
MARCH 4-6, 2008

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MARCH 5, 2008—Spotlighting its signature products, Clear-Com®, a global leading provider of communications systems, will be exhibiting the Encore™ Party-line Communication System, the compact Eclipse Median Digital Matrix for mid-size to large applications, Eclipse Easi-PiCo Digital Matrix for smaller applications, and the flexible FreeSpeak®10 at this year’s CABSAT, March 4-6. more

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