Archive for April 27th, 2010

3D Film Factory Debuts World’s Most Affordable 3D Camera Rig

3D-BS MINI RIG from the 3D Film Factory (3DFilmFactory.com)

the World’s most affordable 3D camera system for professional camcorders, compact HD cameras and DSLR camera

New 3D beam-splitter rig allows cinematographers to capture extraordinary 3D images for less.

San Diego, CA – 3D Film Factory has released the World’s most affordable 3D camera system for professional camcorders, compact HD cameras and DSLR cameras – the 3D-BS Mini Rig. This lightweight, precise, stereoscopic beam-splitter rig features an introductory retail price of just $2,495, while providing, almost unlimited camera and alignment control. Developed by award-winning filmmakers and veteran stereographers, the BS Mini rig offers a viable alternative to high-priced 3D rigs costing ten times as much. more

NASA LIFTS OFF WITH MULTIDYNE’S VIDEO AND FIBER OPTIC SOLUTIONS

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HD-1500 and RGB-5000 Solutions Give the Public a Glimpse Inside NASA Control Room

LOCUST VALLEY, NY – 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, is helping NASA TV document history at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. With several major space missions, NASA TV’s production team called upon MultiDyne to provide its HD-1500 fiber optic link and RGB-5000 systems to transport video from the center’s Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC). These solutions moved video from across campus to the NASA TV control room, capturing several exciting moments in national history and displaying them for the public on NASA TV. more

AUDIOENGINE APPEARS ON SPECIAL EPISODE OF CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

Audio Engineers Hillary Martell and Rob DiFondi of audioEngine just completed a unique assignment that showed off their ability to quickly and efficiently produce top-level sound – they appeared as guest talent on an episode of NBC’s hit show Celebrity Apprentice, slated to air this Sunday, May 2nd. Working closely with two groups of celebrities, each mixer helped transform just-conceived ideas into ready-to-air radio spots in only six hours. This unique opportunity came about when show producer Ty Griffin called Senior Director of Sales, Sharon DiTullio-Tepper, who had just joined audioEngine. DiTullio-Tepper, who also acted as the audio post producer notes, “I was friends with Ty. He called me to tell me he would need spacious and high end audio studios for an upcoming episode. I told him my new place was perfect and that I couldn’t wait to show him both of our floors. more

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Ultrasone Expands Roster of Artist Endorsers with Buck Dharma & Morris Hayes

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Wildomar, Calif. – (April 27, 2010) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is proud to announce that its headphone have been chosen by two more music industry icons. Morris Hayes, keyboardist for Prince, Maceo Parker and others has chosen Ultrasone’s HFI-680 and Blue Oyster Cult’s legendary guitarist Buck Dharma has selected Ultrasone’s PRO-750. more

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Equidia Powers New, Non-linear Channel with LOUISEâ„¢ from ProConsultant Informatique

Thematic channel expands outlets to include VOD and Catch-up services for EquidiaWatch

METZ, FRANCE – April 27, 2010 – ProConsultant Informatique, the forward-thinking developer of business management solutions for broadcasters and content providers, has announced that LOUISE™, the company’s flagship Business Management System, is the content and workflow engine for EquidiaWatch, the newly launched, interactive VOD and Catch-up Internet channel specializing in equestrian events and interests. The new Internet channel expands the audience reach for Equidia, already a leader in television equestrian coverage in France, and positions the company as an innovator in multiplatform, specialized sports coverage. more

Jeff Blodgett Joins Brickyard VFX as Executive Producer

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Santa Monica, CA (April 27, 2010) – Visual effects company Brickyard VFX announced today that industry veteran Jeff Blodgett has joined the company’s Santa Monica shop as Executive Producer.

Jeff comes to Brickyard after five years at Radium/ReelFX as Executive Producer. He worked out of the Santa Monica office of Radium/ReelFX overseeing visual effects, animation and motion graphics projects primarily for commercials for brands such as Target, Nike, Pepsi, Lexus, Energizer and others. Previously he spent ten years at Sight Effects, where he learned the business through his roles as visual effects producer, producer, and senior producer. Jeff has worked on over 300 commercials over the course of his career and brings a wealth of experience to the Brickyard team. more

ASK Video Announces Cubase 5 Level 3 Tutorial

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Offers pre-order discount of 20%

Ontario, Canada (April 27, 2010) – ASK Video Interactive Media, a leading creator of software tutorials on DVD, announces the Cubase 5 Level 3 DVD tutorial. This third installment in a four-part series will ship May 10, 2010 and is available to pre-order at a 20% discount through May 9. more

Pam Hogarth Joins Look Effects as Director of Marketing

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Hollywood, CA, April 27, 2010 – Visual effects veteran Pam Hogarth has joined LOOK Effects Inc., where she will be working to expand LOOK’s reputation in the visual effects and production industries as Director of Marketing. Her duties include marketing LOOK’s experience and expertise to the film, television, and special venue industries; supervision of publicity and press relations; and expanding and maintaining relations with producers, studios and networks.

“Bringing Pam onboard is a big step in LOOK’s plan to expand our footprint in the visual effects industry. With her many years of experience, extensive network of relationships and insight into our industry, Pam will be a terrific addition to our management team,� says LOOK President Mark Driscoll. “We’ve known and worked with Pam for many years and feel fortunate to be able to bring her inside.� more

Pro Consultant Informatique Partnership with NuageProduction Monetizes Mobile Content

Integrated technologies add interactivity and revenue potential

METZ, FRANCE – April 27, 2010 – ProConsultant Informatique, the forward-thinking developer of business management solutions for broadcasters and content providers, has announced a new technology partnership with NuageProduction, a developer of unique mobile applications for smart phones and other mobile devices. The integration of the NuageProduction technology with LOUISE™, the ProConsultant Informatique flagship business management solution, offers an end-to-end content management and production solution for broadcasters who wish to expand their program offerings to mobile devices. With nearly effortless production, this platform provides an extremely cost effective way for companies to monetize their content on mobile platforms. more

NEP STUDIO 54 RELIES ON SOLID STATE LOGIC C100 HD FOR THE COLBERT REPORT

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New Console Compliments C100 HD in Studio 52 for the Daily Show with John Stewart

NEW YORK – NEP Studio 54 recently installed a 48-fader, Solid State Logic C100 HD console to handle the audio for Comedy Central’s popular The Colbert Report. NEP has upgraded two studios for full HD production, Studio 52, where Comedy Central’s the Daily Show with Jon Stewart is produced, and, most recently, Studio 54. The success of the C100 HD in Studio 52 inspired the purchase of a second SSL for Studio 54. more

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