Archive for August 31st, 2009

ISSUE THREE OF FCPUG SUPERMAG NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS FREE DOWLOAD

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Collaborative .pdf magazine features over 170 pages of tutorials, tips, techniques and feature articles for today’s digital filmmaker

SUMMARY:
The Final Cut Pro User Group Network (FCPUG Network) announces the immediate availability of issue three of the FCPUG “SuperMag” magazine, a free online .pdf download via registration on the FCPUG Network website. Issue three of SuperMag consists of over 170 pages of tutorials, tips, techniques and feature articles for today’s digital filmmaker. It is being released in conjunction with the upcoming Second Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet which takes place on Sunday, 13 September at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, Netherlands. more

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DJ Hauck Joins VICON House of Moves as Technical Supervisor

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Mocap Pioneer Spearheads Pipeline Development

VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, announced today that DJ Hauck has signed on as Technical Supervisor at the company’s Los Angeles motion capture studio, VICON House of Moves. Hauck has had a long career in motion capture that includes innovative pipeline development solutions for such features as “Beowulf,� “Monster House� and “The Polar Express.� more

ANTON/BAUER DEBUTS DIONIC HC CAMERA BATTERY TO EUROPEAN MARKET AT IBC 2009

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is introducing its Dionic HC high current camera battery to the European market at IBC 2009 (Stand 9.28b). more

MULTIDYNE’S HD-3500 SOLUTION TAKES OFF AT IBC 2009

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, will showcase its HD-3500 multi-rate 3G HD-SDI fiber optic transport system at IBC 2009 (Stand 2.A54). This solution, now shipping worldwide, provides 1.5G or 3Gb/s fiber optic transport with audio, intercom and bi-directional data over a single fiber, with multi-rate high definition transport up to 1080p 3G HD-SDI. more

Tool’s Cocciolo Plays Chicken with Nickelodeon

Tool Director Harry Cocciolo and Nickelodeon Creative Advertising collaborate to deliver an urban twist on the age-old joke “Why did the chicken cross the road?” for Nickelodeon. This time around it’s a joke with a sobering punch-line. As cell phones, mp3 players and text messaging become greater distractions to pedestrians and drivers alike, Nickelodeon has teamed up with Safe Kids USA to launch a new campaign aimed at making kids aware of the dangers of technological distractions. more

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File-Based Color Correction

File-based color correction theory and practice: there are lots of theories and it takes lots of practice. At Henninger Media Services, we use our two Da Vinci 2Ks for file-based color correction. These are the same systems we use for tape-based color correction. Our colorists much prefer the 2k to any other system because the control panels and user interface allow fast and efficient operation and we never have to wait for renders (we hate that). Our theory is, we like the 2Ks because our colorists are in a comfort zone of experience. Our senior colorists have over 40 years of combined experience with Da Vinci, and they practice, practice, practice which means high quality and high value for you. more

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FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS ANNOUNCES 5th ANNUAL EDITORS RETREAT

Award-winning keynote speakers and progressive workshop sessions highlight exclusive 4-day retreat for the postproduction elite at exotic Miami Beach

New York, NY – August 31, 2009 – Future Media Concepts (FMC), the premier authorized digital media training organization for postproduction, broadcast, and content creators, announced that they are now accepting applications for the 5th annual Editors Retreat held this year in Miami Beach, Florida from January 13-16, 2010. Produced in association with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Editors Retreat offers postproduction professionals a unique opportunity to foster their creativity and network with peers while relaxing on the white, sun-drenched sands of the Deauville Beach Resort Hotel. With the most advanced sessions on editing, visual effects and workflow techniques delivered by the nation’s most sought after industry professionals and peers, the Retreat has naturally become a getaway favorite among film, TV and video professionals. more

DISNEY TO ACQUIRE MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

Burbank, CA and New York, NY, August 31, 2009 —Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL) in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced today. more

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Broadcasters Can Reliably Convert Consumer Video Sources to the Professional 3G SDI Standard with the New Converter from Gefen

Gefen HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter.

This straight-forward standards converter provides a simple yet quality method of integrating consumer video sources using the HDMI v1.3 format and professional 3G SDI displays.

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter. This straight-forward standards converter provides a simple yet quality method of integrating consumer video sources using the HDMI v1.3 format and professional 3G SDI displays. more

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Blackmagic Design Releases Support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard — New software for DeckLink, Intensity and Multibridge models is available for download now!

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Milpitas, CA, USA — August 31, 2009Blackmagic Design Inc. today released a new software installer for its Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity products that adds full support for the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. This new software release also includes support for the highly popular editing solution, Final Cut Studio 3. more

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