Archive for September 11th, 2008

Amsterdam’s Filmmore Expands Feature Grading with New Baselight Purchase

fllogo.gifSeeking to capitalise on the current boom in Dutch film and television production, Amsterdam-based post-house Filmmore has purchased three new Baselight colour grading systems from FilmLight.
In 2002, Filmmore, then known as 50 FPS, became the first company to purchase a Baselight colour grading system worldwide, and have used the system enroute to becoming the dominant provider of post services for features, television dramas and documentaries in Holland. The new systems will enable the company to serve its Dutch clients more efficiently and to pursue work elsewhere in Europe. Filmmore’s new purchase includes a Baselight HD, a Baselight ONE and a Baselight Setup system. Additionally, the facility is upgrading its existing Baselight ONE to a Baselight HD. more

MyToons Partners with QD3 Entertainment for Art Contest

mytoonslogo.JPGOnline Animation Community Invites All Artists to Submit Art and Designs for a Chance to Help Brand the Upcoming Movie “Concrete Jungle� – Including Over $10,000 in Prizes to be Awarded

SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 – Los Angeles – MyToons.com, the world’s premiere online animation and art community, today announced the launch of its latest art competition, The Concrete Jungle. MyToons has teamed up with Grammy award winner and platinum music and film producer Quincy Jones III to give artists from around the world an opportunity to help brand his upcoming hip-hop and skateboard movie, Concrete Jungle. Artists everywhere are invited to submit original artwork and designs for a chance to have their work incorporated into the movie collateral and marketing materials of this ground-breaking new film. In addition, artists will also have a chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. more

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NUCOMM PRODUCTS BROADEN OPTIONS FOR BROADCASTERS AT IBC 2008

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 11, 2008 – Nucomm’s products are taking on IBC 2008 (Stand 1.A30), offering a number of innovative solutions to today’s broadcasters. Among its new products are its 7 Series HD ready line, the Analog CoderTM 2 modulator, its Messenger IP Media Gateway – Native file transfer system, the CC-1 camera control unit and the Newscaster DR 2 diversity receiver. more

KMGH-TV DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION HD COVERAGE TAKES CENTERSTAGE USING RF CENTRAL TECHNOLOGY

democratic-national-convention-photo.JPGDenver, CO, September 11, 2008 — Denver, Colorado ABC affiliate KMGH-TV recently broadcast the Democratic National Convention in HD using RF Central’s RF Extreme GL Series 23 GHz fixed link. In using the first 23 GHz high-definition radio available in the country, the station used the unit in conjunction with four ASI streams to transport HD video throughout its 72 hour around-the-clock coverage, which included both live and pre-taped content. more

Digital Vision Unleashes Twister Motion Compensated Standards Conversion Software

dv-logo.jpgConverts Between Any Resolution, Format and Frame Rate in Supreme Quality

IBC stand 7.C29

September 11, 2008 (Stockholm, Sweden) Digital Vision, the premier provider of grading, mastering and finishing systems for film and television post-production announced that Twister, its new motion-compensated standards conversion software, is now shipping. Twister converts media from any format, frame rate and resolution to any other, enabling post-production facilities, broadcasters and studios to convert between 50Hz and 59,94, create progressive frames from interlaced video-originated material, improve the quality of upconversion from SD and HD and automatically remove 3:2 cadence from video streams even when mixed with 2:2 and broken cadence. more

HTV illuminate Lights Up Color Pipeline With Film Master

dv-logo.jpgIBC stand 7.C29

September 11, 2008 (Stockholm, Sweden) Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, announced today that HTV illuminate has purchased two Film Master color grading systems. The Film Masters will become an integral part of an expanded workflow and service offering at the Hollywood post-production facility, well known for high quality digital cinema packaging, digital intermediate, state of the art mastering, restoration and standards conversion for film and television. more

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Kodak team goes back to school at Singapore’s prestigious Tisch Asia

(Rochester, NY, September 10, 2008) Two members of the Entertainment Imaging team will head back to school and attend Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore, as part of Kodak’s worldwide Education initiatives. The intent of the visit is to help students better understand the range of support Kodak offers to all major film schools as well as help Kodak keep current on issues facing academics and students in today’s changing environment. more

Autodesk Technology Helps Shape the Summer’s Hottest Films

kfp004_cc.jpgLeading Studios used Autodesk Software to Create The Happening, Hancock, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and More

Autodesk, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ADSK) entertainment software helped leading studios create many of the summer’s most popular films. Autodesk software was used throughout digital film pipelines, from pre-visualization and virtual cinematography to mastering and final animation. more

Enhance Technology Rolls out Next Generation Quad GbE iSCSI SAN Array

UltraStorâ„¢ RS8 IP-4 Offers Superior Performance & Expandability for IP Storage Solutions

Santa Fe Springs, CA – August 27, 2008 –Enhance Technology, Inc., the market leader in enterprise and SMB storage systems, unveiled the next generation UltraStor™ RS8 IP-4, a quad-port GbE iSCSI storage solution designed for high-impact and high-volume network storage environments. The UltraStor™ RS8 IP-4 offers expandability & scalability by connecting to four more RS16 JS enterprise JBOD storage that greatly reduced the overall cost of ownership. The new expansion capability enables customers to increase the capacity of their SAN environment in a simple and flexible manner as both SAS and SATA drives can be deployed within the same RAID protected volume to optimize the overall SAN design for a wide variety of workloads. more

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ANTON/BAUER BOOSTS CAMERA POWER SUPPLY AT IBC 2008 WITH DEBUT OF DT-500â„¢

New 500-Watt Product Powers Sony F23 and F35 Digital Cameras

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008 – Continuing its mission to provide reliable power supplies for the high-end video camera market, Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional broadcast, video and film camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is proud to introduce its new DT-500™ 500-watt power supply at IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40b). This unique product is the only power supply of its kind designed to meet the power requirements of high-end Sony F23 and F35 HD cameras. more

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