Archive for March 12th, 2008

ASH BECK AND HIS NERVE FILMS TO OPEN SISTER STUDIO IN MEXICO CITY

NERVE FILMS BROADENING HORIZONS IN MEXICO CITY; PRINCIPAL ASH BECK SET TO SHARPEN CREATIVE EDGE WITH CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS

Boutique Hermosa Beach Production Entity to Open Polanco Sister Studio in April; Top Directors, DPs in Emerging International Market Offer Warm Welcome

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., March 3, 2008 ― “I’ve been keeping a close eye on the work coming out of Mexico City for the past couple of years, and I’ve seen a whole new level of artistry, with its own distinctive textures, blossoming there,� says Nerve Films principal Ash Beck. “The time feels right for us to become part of this amazing cross-border creative milieu, and I’m happy to say we’re being warmly received.� more

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CIS VANCOUVER Employs Massive Software to Create Thousands of Digital Extras in Vantage Point

BeforeMassive, the premier Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven 3D animation software, was used by CIS Vancouver (formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects) to fill a political rally with crowds of digital protesters, spectators, secret servicemen, security guards, and dignitaries for pivotal sequences in Columbia Pictures’ hit film Vantage Point, which opened #1 in the US on February 22, 2008. more

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

SXSW is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.

Jury Awards

REEL SHORTS

Special Jury Award – “The Second Line,” Director: John Magary. more

Wohler Ships Award-Winning Touchstone 3G Portable Signal Test Generator

HAYWARD, Calif. — March 12, 2008 — PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced the release of the award-winning Touchstone 3G portable signal test generator for digital video and audio. The palm-sized, battery-operated device serves a growing market need for flexible testing of signals including 3Gb/s serial digital signals. more

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GFCAM FLASH-MEMORY TAPELESS ENG SYSTEM, AFFORDABLE NEW STUDIO CAMERA, CMOS-EQUIPPED HD STUDIO, FIELD, AND POV CAMERAS, AND MULTI-FORMAT REFERENCE-GRADE LCD MONITORS HIGHLIGHT IKEGAMI’S NEW PRODUCTS AT NAB 2008

ikegami-hds-v10-gfcam-right.jpgLAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, BOOTH C-4228, APRIL 14-17, 2008—Ikegami, which introduced the industry’s first tapeless camcorder at NAB 1995, will debut its revolutionary Flash-based system at NAB 2008 in response to industry demand for a lower-cost tapeless HD ENG solution. Developed in cooperation with Toshiba (a world leader in Flash memory), the GFCAM system includes the GFCAM HDS-V10 tapeless camcorder, the GFSTATION GFS-V10 studio deck, and GFPAK high-capacity Flash media to record more than two hours of HD video. The GFCAM tapeless HD ENG system—which features an open-codec HD/SD architecture, proxy video, and metadata convenience—leverages the increasing integration of IT networking in the broadcast industry and delivers unprecedented file-based HD workflow efficiencies extending from digital video capture, to non-linear editing, to content delivery. more

Get a Sneak Peak at SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5 at NAB 2008

Sonicfire Pro 5 Express TrackNORTHRIDGE – Film and video professionals looking for the perfect music library scoring solution need to stop by SmartSound Software‘s booth at NAB 2008 (South Hall, SL7712) to see a demo of Sonicfire Pro 5. Shipping to customers in June, Sonicfire Pro 5 builds on years of innovation by SmartSound. With advanced timing controls and enhanced search functions, it is the most complete solution in the industry. more

Cineric To Preserve Gems From Nederlands Filmmuseum Collection

Cineric, Inc. has been selected by the Nederlands Filmmuseum to preserve for posterity 24 historically-noteworthy feature films from the institution’s collection over the next four years. The venture is part of the Dutch government’s Images for the Future project grants to audiovisual institutions in that country. The Filmmuseum houses the largest and most important film library in the Netherlands, which includes the history of Dutch cinema produced from the silent era through today. more

Ross Video’s OverDrive to Launch v7 Software at NAB 2008

Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 12, 2008 – Ross Video will introduce version 7 software of the industry leading OverDrive® Automated Live Production Control System at NAB 2008 (Booth SU6010). more

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TVOne-task Releases 4×4 Component Matrix Routing Switcher

ERLANGER, KY, March 12, 2008— TVOne has added the 1T-MX-3344 Matrix Routing Switcher to its’ expanding TV One-task product line. The 1T-MX-3344 is an extremely wide bandwidth, high performance unit that provides four inputs and four outputs of Component Video and Stereo Audio. The unit accommodates YPbPr HD Video or YUV (Y,R-Y,B-Y) SD Video signals, plus Analog Stereo Audio. The unit has a suggested retail price of $595 and is now shipping. more

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XL Video supplies Mark Ronson tour

xl-video-mark-ronson-mar230021365-150-x-100.jpgXL Video UK supplied MiTrix screens to Mark Ronson’s LD Matt Arthur for the latest UK leg of the Brit Award winning star’s tour.

XL worked closely with lighting suppliers Lite Alternative, who supplied the Catalyst digital media server and suggested using media server tech Stevie Marr to look after both elements of the video. more

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