Archive for April, 2011

NAB Show Goes Live and On-Demand Online with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and TouchStream

Digital Rapids LogoApril 13, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — is providing the encoding capabilities powering live and on-demand video of the 2011 NAB Show on the official show website, www.nabshow.com. Expanding upon the on-demand content featured on the site during previous events, the NAB Show is for the first time featuring official daily webcasts, live from the show floor. The automated, high-performance Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is being used in the production of on-demand content for the third consecutive year, while the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance is being used for encoding and streaming of the live webcasts.

Production teams are capturing and editing video throughout the event, including daily highlights packages; feature segments from the exhibition floor; selections from NAB sessions, luncheons and keynotes; interviews and more. The Transcode Manager software transforms the finished video segments into the formats required for online viewing. The resulting high-quality media files are then delivered to content distribution provider Highwinds for on-demand delivery to viewers through the Show’s website. more

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION, LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD: ENGINE ROOM ACCELERATES WITH INNOVATIVE MODEL FOR “SOUL SURFER�

SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion. The film, directed by Sean McNamara, features an all-star cast including AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Dennis Quaid. Amazing surfing, moving performances and photoreal effects all contribute to this inspirational film experience. SOUL SURFER will go out as a wide release via TriStar Pictures on April 8th with a broad-based and integrated marketing campaign managed by FilmDistrict.

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Bethany Hamilton’s transformation from shark attack victim to top surfing pro makes her nothing short of a real life superhero. But for the story to translate to a film’s retelling, audiences have to accept her physical loss as real. To accomplish this challenge, Director Sean McNamara turned to longtime collaborator VFX Supervisor Dan more

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Matrox Graphics to Demonstrate Next-Generation Mura MPX Series Display Wall Controllers at InfoComm China 2011

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Matrox Mura boards drive collaborative display wall

Video wall and wall matrix management solutions enable AV professionals to deploy a wider range of small- to large-scale control room, presentation, and digital signage installations

Montreal, Canada, April 11, 2011 — Matrox Graphics Inc. will be showcasing the Matrox Mura MPX Series display wall controllers for AV distributors, integrators, and professionals at InfoComm China, from April 13th-15th, 2011, in Amara International Limited booth H5-02. The ideal building block for collaborative video walls and wall matrix management, Mura MPX boards will be driving a twelve-monitor (3×4) display wall, while Matrox personnel will be leading in-booth tutorials on the benefits of integrating Extio KVM extenders and Matrox M-Series graphics cards into control room, digital signage, and other challenging multi-display deployments.

-Matrox Mura MPX Series display wall controller boards combine traditionally separate input and output cards onto a single-slot, PCI Express x16 Gen 2 board, leveraging 64 Gb/sec full duplex data transfer more

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Codex Digital, 5th Kind to Demonstrate Workflow for Processing and Distributing Camera Assets at NAB

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LAS VEGAS—At NAB 2011, Codex Digital and 5th Kind will demonstrate a new workflow for capturing, processing and managing digital assets from the camera to the screen. The demonstration will link Codex Digital’s Transfer Station, an on-set solution for dailies processing and deliverables production, with 5th Kind’s web-based production asset management system. The demonstration will be conducted at the Codex Digital Booth, C8615. more

MOTIVE WELCOMES BRIAN MCSWEENEY AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

McSweeney’s Expertise to Help Increase MOTIVE’s Services with Cutting-Edge Offerings Including Augmented Reality and QRC Code Development

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NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 11, 2011 – MOTIVE, a transmedia company specializing in identity, branding, interactive, creative development and live action production for television, online, radio and print that transcends multiple media platforms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian McSweeney as technical director. McSweeney will spearhead the development of products based on such next-generation offerings as smart phone, iPad and Web apps and augmented reality, enabling MOTIVE clients to leverage technology breakthroughs to increase revenue and further grow their brands.

McSweeney brings with him a decade of experience designing and developing software for companies in the Internet, telecommunications and financial sectors, with a background in running development teams at major multinational companies and software startups. He will draw on this more

Matrox Announces the First Portable, Cross-Platform Capture Devices for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder

Stream from any camera, anywhere with Matrox MXO2 Family of I/O devices, starting at $449

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NAB 2011 – Las Vegas – April 11, 2011 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced support for Adobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder software with Matrox MXO2 I/O devices. The Matrox MXO2 family offers a full range of capture hardware solutions ideal for feeding live content to Adobe Flash Media Server software. Applications include field journalism, sports, live events, and distance learning. The MXO2 devices work with any system – Mac or PC, laptop or desktop – and let users connect to any HD or SD video source via SDI, HDMI, or analog. Support for Windows is provided via a Microsoft DirectShow driver and support for Mac OS is provided via QuickTime. Live video streams can reach viewers on multiple devices using all protocols supported by more

Anton/Bauer Sends Contest Winner On Free Trip to NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – 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 proud to announce that Gerry Meinders is the lucky winner of an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Meinders and a guest will receive two complimentary round-trip airfare tickets, three hotel nights and two free passes to attend the broadcast industry’s largest show. more

Codex Digital, Assimilate to Demonstrate ARRIRAW Workflow at NAB

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LAS VEGAS — At NAB 2011, Codex Digital and Assimilate will conduct joint demonstrations of a new on-set workflow for ARRIRAW. The demonstrations will employ Codex’s Onboard Recorder and Transfer Station and Assimilate’s SCRATCH Lab, and will show the processing of ARRIRAW files (recorded with an ARRI Alexa camera) with visual quality checking, primary color grading, deliverables production, file back-up, and project management. more

NewTek Redefines Capabilities of a Live Production System

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NewTek TriCaster 850 EXTREME

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 11, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, today introduced TriCaster(tm) 850 EXTREME(tm), an advancement that blurs the lines between live and post production and will radically change the way an integrated live production system is defined. TriCaster 850 EXTREME includes proprietary NewTek IsoCorder(tm) multi-track recording technology, which provides the ability to record up to eight channels of video from either inputs or outputs. TriCaster 850 EXTREME offers important additional benefits, such as direct support for any Apple(r) AirPlay(r)-enabled app or device, plus EQ and compressor/limiter capabilities on every audio input and output.

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NewTek TriCaster 850 EXTREME User Interface

“TriCaster 850 EXTREME is a groundbreaking product; a quantum leap as large as any other innovative product that NewTek has introduced,” said NewTek Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Cross. “We have overcome the technical challenge of recording eight channels of HD video, simultaneously with more

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium Software

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NAB 2011 – Las Vegas – April 11, 2011 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced support for Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium software with the Matrox MXO2 family of I/O devices. The award-winning Matrox MXO2 devices provide cross-platform Mac and Windows support and can be easily moved among desktop systems in a facility, installed in an OB van, or taken on the road with a laptop. Key features include: full-resolution, full frame rate, multi-layer, realtime video editing via Matrox RT™ technology; lightning fast H.264 file creation for smart phones, iPad, the web, and Blu-ray via Matrox MAX™ technology; and professional audio and video input and output with 10-bit hardware up/down/cross conversion. In addition, the Matrox MXO2 devices ship with a variety of productivity enhancing applications: Matrox A/V Tools (PC) for fast capture/ playback of audio, video, and still frames, Matrox MAX H.264 Capture (PC) for direct capture to more

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