Archive for July, 2010

Ross Video Hires Nigel Spratling

Iroquois, ON, Canada – July 30, 2010 – Ross Video today announced the appointment of Nigel Spratling into product marketing where he will focus on the marketing of Ross Video’s production switcher product lines. more

Wiredrive Creates Original Content Microsite for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2010


Los Angeles, CA — Online media sharing and digital workflow platform Wiredrive ( has just completed a custom website for PromaxBDA brimming with compelling interviews featuring design, marketing and branding luminaries from broadcast, advertising and feature film. Among those interviewed are designer David Carson, Digital Domain’s Ed Ulbrich, CBS Interactive President Neil Ashe, Roxy Theater owner Nick Adler and VivaKi Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Rishad Tobaccowala. more

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cmiVFX Launches New Fusion Procedural Shading Networks Training Video

High Definition Training Videos for the Visual Effects Industry

Princeton, NJ (July 28th, 2010) – cmiVFX launches its latest training video just in time for Siggraph 2010. With the latest release of Eyeon’s Fusion 6.1 Compositing Software, GPU based 3d compositing has never been so important. This new training video takes you through an entire car commercial project shot utilizing the latest GPU accelerated compositing techniques. Real time reflections and shadows help take compositing speeds to their fastest ever when working in a client driven environment. When it comes to high end CG and VFX training, there is only once choice… cmiVFX! more

Technicolor Receives Binding Offer from Francisco Partners to Acquire Grass Valley Broadcast & Professional Business

Francisco Partners, a San Francisco, California-based private equity firm focused on investments in technology-based companies, has made a binding offer to Technicolor (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TCH) for the acquisition of the Grass Valley Broadcast & Professional business activities.

With nearly $5 billion of capital under management, Francisco Partners is one of the world’s largest technology-focused private equity funds. The firm was founded to pursue structured investments in technology and technology-based companies with a strong foundation and secure market position. Francisco Partner targets investments in private companies, with transaction values ranging from $30 million to $2 billion. Since its inception, Francisco Partners has invested in excess of $4 billion of equity capital in over 50 technology companies. more

New Facility in Europe Brings Wohler Customers Faster, Simpler Access to Support and Repair Services

SAN FRANCISCO — July 28, 2010 — Wohler Technologies today announced the opening of a new Wohler service center serving customers in the EMEA territory. Based in France, the Wohler EMEA Service Center will act as the first line of second- and third-tier support for Wohler customers, not only enabling faster turnaround times, but also simplifying administrative paperwork and shipping procedures. First-tier support and administrative tasks, such as RMA requests, will continue to be handled by staff at Wohler’s U.S. headquarters. more

MTI Film Expands their Tapeless Workflow by Acquiring Two New Nucoda Film Masters

Innovative Facility Will Take Delivery of 2 Additional Digital Vision Systems

(London and Los Angeles) Digital Vision, provider of powerful image enhancement, color correction and restoration systems in the production and enhancement of feature films, TV programs and commercials, has announced that MTI Film has added two more Nucoda Film Masters to the pipeline at their new Sycamore Street facility in Hollywood, California. MTI, with more than a decade of experience providing leading-edge solutions to the post-production industry, is in the process of expanding its post-production services for television post production and restoration services. more



Console Used for Live Sports and Entertainment Events
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – When Liga TV decided to move into HD production for its new Sport 1 OB van, the console of choice was a 32+8 fader Solid State Logic C100 HDS with an SSL MORSE Stage Box. Liga TV specializes in providing production services for live sporting events, large scale music concerts and other live events. The new OB van is the first to offer HD capabilities in Hungary. The choice of the C100 HDS was based on console features, versatility, ease of use and SSL’s reputation for reliability and service. more

Oscar-Nominated Avatar Editor to Deliver Keynote Address at IBC’s First-Ever Digital Media Training Workshops

steve_rivkin.jpg Future Media Concepts calls on epic storyteller Stephen Rivkin to chronicle his stereoscopic journey through Pandora at Europe’s largest broadcast exhibition

New York, NY – July 29, 2010 – Future Media Concepts (FMC), the premier authorized digital media training organization for post-production, broadcast, and content creators, has announced that Oscar®-nominated Avatar editor, Stephen Rivkin, will be the keynote speaker at their first-ever IBC Digital Media Training Workshops, held from Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 September amid the world-renown IBC. Rivkin’s feature editing career began in 1979 with the low budget romantic comedy The Personals. Soon thereafter, he worked on a variety of TV movies and a mixture of comedy and action films, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights for director Mel Brooks, four films for director Norman Jewison, including The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington; the action-thriller Swordfish with John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry;and Michael Mann’s bio pic Ali, starring Will Smith. more

TEAK Moves in on Sony E3 Project

To get the gaming world psyched for the release of its new motion-sensing controller PlayStation Move, electronics giant Sony teamed up with San Francisco-based creative studio TEAK to concept, produce and handle post-production on “Move”, a three-minute film that premiered at the annual E3 video game conference this past June. more

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TRUST Creates Multipronged PR Campaign to Promote iPad Content

Each time a new gadget craze sweeps the Internet, there’s a high probability that the movers and shakers in the advertising world will be among its earliest (and most enthusiastic) adopters ⎯ especially if the brand name “Apple” is attached. When the tech giant released its interactive iPad tablet in May, developers and producers working in the ad space immediately began to explore its implications on filmmaking. more

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