Archive for April 1st, 2010

PETER BAVARO & DOMENIC ROM JOIN TECHNICOLOR NEW YORK

Redoubling its commitment to the New York filmmaking, broadcast and commercial advertising production communities located in New York City and the Northeastern United States, Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) today announced the hiring of Peter Bavaro to lead Technicolor New York, and Domenic Rom as the head of producer’s services. Further, recent additions to the facility include Clark Henderson, an industry veteran who recently relocated to Technicolor New York from his position at Technicolor Hollywood; and Mona Jackson, who will provide greater focus on the facility’s broadcast TV and commercial advertising services. more

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Autodesk at NAB 2010: Live in Las Vegas and Virtually on the AREA

Autodesk, Inc., will participate in the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 12–15, 2010. At NAB, Autodesk will unveil the latest versions of its visual effects, finishing and color grading software products for film, television and commercial post-production. Digital artists will be able to connect with Autodesk at NAB booth SL2020, and virtually on the AREA, Autodesk’s digital entertainment and visualization community. During NAB, customer and product demonstrations will be streamed live from the Autodesk booth to the AREA. more

TELEARUBA CHOOSES FOR-A VRCAM VIRTUAL STUDIO, FVW-500 VIDEO WRITER FOR STATION HD UPGRADE

CYPRESS, CA, April 1, 2010 – Aruba broadcaster Telearuba is slated to launch HD broadcasts this month. In order to facilitate the station’s local talk shows, game shows and sports coverage in HD, Telearuba installed the FOR-A VRCAM Sensor-less Virtual Studio System, powered by Brainstorm, as well as the FVW-500HS HD/SD Video Writer. more

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International Colorist Academy (ICA) Broadens Portfolio of Training Courses

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International Colorist Academy (ICA) has increased the number and types of colorist training courses available providing students with more opportunities to expand their knowledge and learn directly from an experienced colorist.

ICA offers colorists a wide variety of technique-based courses, including basic color theory, digital intermediate and film workflows, telecine and lab grading, client interaction, and looks and styles. The classes and workshops cover a broad range of manufacturer color grading systems, and many are not system specific. more

Fujinon to Introduce Two New PL Zooms at NAB 2010

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WAYNE, N.J., April 1, 2010 – At NAB 2010 (Booth C7425), Fujinon will complete its family of four PL zoom lenses with the introduction of two additional models: the 24-180 mm T2.6 and 14.5-45 mm T2.0. The new lenses join two PL zooms previously introduced: the 18-85 mm T2.0 and 75-400 mm 2.8-T3.8. more

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Vizrt to Demo True Stereographic 3D Animations at NAB 2010 Using Christie HD Projectors and INFITEC Stereo Display Technology

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Bergen, Norway, April 1, 2010 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

If you are planning to attend NAB 2010 with stereoscopic 3DTV in your sights, then Vizrt’s booth is the place to be. Not only will there be powerful, proven stereo 3D technology on display, visitors will also get a glimpse of real-time, stereoscopic 3D HD imagery. This stunning, novel stereo 3DTV experience will take place in Vizrt’s booth SL5408 at the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters show from April 10-15, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. more

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Vizrt Products Essential in TopVision’s Production of First 3D HD German Football Game

Bergen, Norway, March 31, 2010 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

On March 14th TopVision, the Berlin-based OB-Van production company, presented the first live 3D HD Bundesliga football match in Germany. Nine 3D camera rigs (18 cameras in total) provided the video and Vizrt’s software generated the graphics. The Viz Trio character generator and the dual-channel Viz Engine created and synchronized graphics for the left and right eyes, creating the 3D effect. more

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Ross Video Releases Fiber Splitter Solutions at NAB 2010

Iroquois, ON, Canada – April 1, 2010 – Ross Video will be releasing a range of fiber optic splitters allowing end users the ability to distribute optical signals without the need for electrical conversion. more

It’s No Joke for Gearhouse SA

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Gearhouse South Africa supplied technical production including lighting, video and sound for “It’s No Joke� the landmark 46664/Real Concerts comedy festival event at Sun City Super Bowl.

This unique, side-splitting one-off event utilised the universal language of laughter to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela charities by uniting 10 of SA’s cutting edge comedians – Trevor Noah, Marc Lottering, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake, Nik Rabinowitz, Ndumiso Lindi, Chris Forrest, David Kau, Riaad Moosa and Barry Hilton – all performing in the same evening. more

Stage Research Reappoints KAVE Theatre Services as Master Distributor for Europe

On the heels of announcing a master distributor in China for its popular line of audio and lighting software, Stage Research is pleased to report that KAVE Theatre Services in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England has been reappointed as its master distributor for Europe. more

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