Archive for December 17th, 2008

Noise Industries Rolls Out FxFactory Awards Competition

Editors and Visual Effects Artists submit their best FxFactory projects and win BIG!

Boston MA – December 17, 2008 - Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced the launch of the FxFactory® Awards 2008 contest. Designed to showcase the best in FxFactory visual effects design, contest applicants can submit their favorite visual effects projects via the Noise Industries web site starting December 15, 2008. Winners are selected based on their creative use of the FxFactory effects and announced on January 21, 2009. Prize packages include Noise Industries effects software, memorabilia as well as Drobo storage solutions. FxFactory Awards 2008 contest entries will also be showcased on the Noise Industries web site (www.noiseindustries.com). more

Holiday Movies Twilight, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Others Come to Life With Autodesk Technology

ch_144_0051.jpgVisual Effects Enhance Storytelling in Fantasy Films, Historical Dramas and Animated Movies

Across multiple movie genres and filmmaking techniques, this year’s holiday blockbuster movies demonstrate the wide-range of entertainment that is shaped with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) software. Filmmakers are using Autodesk’s animation, visual effects and color grading tools to enhance their creative process and enable sophisticated storytelling. more

PANASONIC OFFERS SCENE FILES TO EXPAND USERS’ SHOOTING CAPABILITIES

SECAUCUS, NJ (December 16, 2008) – Panasonic Broadcast announced that it has developed a wide range of scene files for its popular line of P2 HD camcorders to expand users’ shooting capabilities . The scene files cover an array of creative “looks� that can be downloaded at www.panasonic.com/scenefiles. more

MSG MEDIA CHOOSES SOLID STATE LOGIC C100 HD CONSOLE AS AUDIO UPGRADE SOLUTION

ssl_c100-hd_-msg-media.JPGC100 Provides Flexibility to Handle Current Productions, While Offering Unique Capabilities for Servicing the Facility Upgrade in the Future

NEW YORK – With an eye toward a major facility upgrade involving two separate buildings, MSG Media has installed a Solid State Logic C100 HD Digital Console as the centerpiece of their audio strategy. The C100 streamlines the current production flow for shows on five different MSG channels, while providing the flexibility to efficiently address the planned move into a new location near Madison Square Garden. The C140 HD with 32 channels additionally allows MSG Media the opportunity to offer high end recording and mixing capabilities to concert clients to increase business opportunities. more

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AdobeTV Demos CS4 Production Premium Acceleration with NVIDIA’s Quadro CX

NVIDIA Quadro CXDave Helmly, senior business development manager DV/DI at Adobe, gives an enthusiastic demo of how NVIDIA’s Quadro CX graphics board works with Adobe’s CS4 Production Premium software in his DAVTechTable feature on AdobeTV, available here. more

ASC to Honor Chris Nolan

Award-winning writer-producer-director Christopher Nolan will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking. Nolan will be feted during the 23rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on February 15, here at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. more

Vaddio Camera Systems Selected for NC State Physics Education Research and Development Lab

222_pic2.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (December 17, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of camera control systems, supplied Video Systems of the Carolinas with a complete HD/SD video solution for North Carolina State University’s Physics Education Research and Development lab.

“The purpose of the Physics Education Research and Development Lab is to evaluate all testing and teaching methods on how to better teach physics by observing student/evaluator interaction,� explained Don Fisher, Systems Designer, CTS-D, for Video Systems of the Carolinas. “An audio/video recording is then sent to a central control room where all data is collected and stored.� more

SpinetiX Hyper Media Player now with Live TV playback – SpinetiX certifies Exterity TVGateway

Exterity TVGatewaySpinetiX and DVC announce the certification of the Exterity TVGateway as a Live TV streaming solution for the Hyper Media Player (HMP100). TV channels, DVB-T or DVB-S can be transferred directly from the TVGateway to the SpinetiX HMP100 via IP network, making it available for live playback.
Thanks to the interoperation between the two products, TV channels are streamed in high quality via the network directly to the HMP100 and allow digital signage and product presentations to combine with live TV events or news and weather reports. more

Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Showcased In Four Amusements/Attractions Granted TEA THEA Awards In ’08

Electrosonic, a major player in system design and integration for audio, video and show control systems for the themed attraction arena, takes great pride in its involvement with four TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) 15th Annual Thea Award-winning projects.

Announced at the IAAPA Expo (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), these coveted awards are bestowed upon projects of design and execution excellence in the exhibit, attraction, experience and themed entertainment markets. more

UVLD Supports Scion Event At Toyota Dealer Meeting With Lighting And Media Servers For Product Reveals

ScionUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) supported o2 Creative Solutions with lighting and video projection for a pair of dramatic Scion product reveals during an event promoting the young, hip brand at the Toyota National Dealer Meeting held in Las Vegas. The event was produced by o2 Creative Solutions. o2 Principal Brian Hords provided the creative vision and direction for the production team. Joe Bartusis of Go Staging provided technical direction and production management. more

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