Archive for July, 2009

New ABC TV Series “Defying Gravity� Takes off with Sony F35 Camera

sony-f35-camera.jpgPARK RIDGE, N.J., July 31, 2009 — Capturing the look and feel of life aboard a spacecraft on a six-year mission through the solar system requires imagination, creativity and a flexible camera system. The production team behind the new TV series “Defying Gravityâ€? used all three, including Sony’s F35 high-definition camera system.
According to producers for the show, premiering August 2 on the ABC television network, the F35 camera and Sony HDCAM SR™ cassettes delivered “a rich, clean quality� and were a perfect match for the heavy amount of visual effects used in many scenes. more

Digital Video Expo Returns With New Location and Focus on HD Content Creation and Distribution for the 21st Century

NewBay Media, a leading publisher of digital content creation media, today announced new features, a new location, and new dates for its 13th annual Digital Video Expo (www.dvexpo.com), which is to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 22-24, 2009. Thousands of professionals in the content creation industry are expected to gather at the show for three full days of intensive education, training, and networking events, as well as the unique opportunity to test drive the latest products and services from over 100 key industry innovators, including Panasonic, Sony, JVC and Matrox Video. more

AmberFin releases iCR Version 4.6

Latest upgrades to AmberFin iCR software adds content protection watermarking and live in and out capture with Transcode during ingest

AmberFin today announced the release of Version 4.6 for its award winning iCR ingest, Transcode and automatic QC software. AmberFin offers best-in-class image quality for HD/SD ingest, video conversion and transcoding using its multiple Emmy award-winning image processing technology. AmberFin’s unique integrated automatic quality control helps users get work done right first time. Extensive third party integration possibilities and user programmable tools deliver efficient and cost effective workflow for anyone distributing media on multiple revenue-generating platforms. more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Announces All Category Finalists

JACKSON, WY. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the final selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. This year’s Festival competition included over 400 films from more than 25 countries in 750 category entries—a record number of submissions. More than 60 judges from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa participated in the preliminary selections, with craft categories judged by peer juries and children’s groups participating in judging the Best Children’s Program. Considered the highest honor of the “nature and environment� genre, the 2009 award winners will be determined during the media industry conference held in Grand Teton Park at the Jackson Lake Lodge Sept 28-Oct 2, and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner Thursday, October 1st. more

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Marquis Joins with Isilon at SIGGRAPH 2009 to Demonstrate Medway Parking and Medway Bridging

Medway Provides Seamless Media Exchange for Isilon IQ Digital Post and Broadcast Workflows

New Orleans, August 4, 2009, www.marquisbroadcast.com: Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software solutions, is joining with Isilon® (booth #2006) at SIGGRAPH 2009 to demonstrate Medway Parking and Medway Bridging, two new features of Marquis’ Medway media transfer and format conversion software. Both features provide broadcasters and facility managers with a more flexible, cost-effective approach to the use of editing resources. more

Group One Announces The Appointment Of Quest Marketing & AVA Audio Video Associates To Its U.S. Rep Team For XTA/MC2 Products

Group One Ltd., U.S. distributors of the XTA and MC2 product lines, is pleased to announce the appointment of Quest Marketing and AVA Audio Video Associates, Inc. to its distribution team.

Under the direction of President John Saviano, Quest will handle sales and growth objectives throughout the Florida and Southeastern U.S. region. Quest Marketing was formed in 1996 by Saviano and specializes in partnerships with professional pro audio, video and musical instrument and accessories companies. As a rep firm, they have received numerous ‘Rep of the Year’ awards from many of their manufacturers. more

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Music 2 Hues announces new Flagship Series CD Release, 2000 new WAV file music downloads.

Music 2 Hues LogoENFIELD, CT, July 29th, 2009 – Music 2 Hues, a leading supplier of Production Music & Sound Effects to the, Film, Video, Animation, & Multimedia Industries has just added a new Flagship Series CD release, and adding over 2000 music WAV file tracks for instant online download.

Andy Wells, president of Music 2 Hues adds, “Our new Download Center offers our clients the ability to purchase individual tracks from all of our current Flagship Series Audio CD’s, or entire Audio CD categories with just one click, and have the option to download all tracks instantly in either Mp3 or Wav file formats. For just one price, clients will get all the edited versions of any one music track, including the full length theme, and any 30 and 60 seconds versions when available”. New production music will be more

grandMA Goes On 5-City Tour With Jay-Z

Jay-ZRapper Jay-Z began a 5-city summer tour with Ciara accompanied by grandMA. Lighting designer Patrick Dierson and Justin Collie of Performance Environment Design Group selected a pair of grandMA consoles, one controlling lighting and one controlling the show’s video. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of grandMA in North America. more

ROBERT BRYANT @ SUPERFAD: AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR BECOMES PART OF SOMETHING SUPER

superfad-robert-bryant.jpgNew York, Los Angeles, Seattle, London – (July 30, 2009) –Director/DP Robert Bryant is joining Superfad for representation under the banner RobertBryant@Superfad. The collaboration unites the leading director, whose work has been called masterful and luscious, with Superfad, an award-winning hybrid production studio known for compelling integrated campaigns for global brands including Sprint, Google, American Airlines and Visa. more

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Kickstand Breathes New Life into 3D Character Animation—Ships StretchMesh 1.5 for Autodesk Maya Software

stretchmesh_1_small.jpg Kickstand LLC, an innovator of advanced character animation and custom pipeline technology, today announced the worldwide availability of StretchMesh 1.5 software for Autodesk® Maya® software. For a limited time, StretchMesh 1.5 is being offered at the introductory per-seat price of $199. more

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