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Gabriele Ferrini Realises His Dreams By Expanding His Neve Genesys Black Console Posted: 15/06/2020
Gabriele Ferrini Realises His Dreams By Expanding His Neve and reg; Genesys Black Console

After a wait of more than 20 years, Italian musician and producer Gabriele Ferrini has finally achieved his dream of having a 64 channel Neve console as the centrepiece of his own studio.

Ferrini, who owns LG Studio in Modena, Italy, upgraded his Neve Genesys Black G32 console to a G64 by adding a 16 channel extension, supplied by AMS Neve’s exclusive local dealer Funky Junk Italy. The studio’s transformation took place just before the Covid-19 lockdown and since then Ferrini has also added a GenesysControl plugin, which is providing total integration between his Neve analogue hardware and his DAWs.

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FilmLight teams up with ARRI in Paris creative community Posted: 24/01/2020
FilmLight teams up with ARRI in Paris creative community

Following the appointment of Matthieu Straub as the company’s technical and operational consultant to France and the Benelux countries in the summer of 2019, FilmLight is delighted to announce that it has now established a permanent presence in Paris. By sharing premises with ARRI France, FilmLight is developing a strong hub for creative and technical knowledge and events.

The hub will host the first of FilmLight’s Colour Day workshops in 2020, on 28 January. One of the advantages of sharing the centre with ARRI is that it underlines the seamless workflows from camera to finish, using the BLG format for render-free viewing and creativity. The BLG grading metadata is stored in the ARRIRAW and QuickTime headers, ensuring the content and its look are permanently linked.

The Paris Colour Day on 28 January, aimed at creatives and technicians in production and post production, will see FilmLight’s workflow specialists, Straub and Thomas Eberschveiler unveil new FilmLight tools. Attendees will also hear from guest colourist Stéphane Azouze about his collaboration with directors Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the recent award-winning documentary ‘Woman’. Finally, colour scientist Florine Bel will share her image expertise and discuss her work developing film aesthetics, colour spaces and conversions.

The shared space has already hosted successful events, including a workshop day for DITs. Led by Straub, with guest speakers from Netflix and from post house Mikros, the group discussed the latest developments in colour space management and workflows. ARRI’s presence allowed the discussion to include ARRI Looks and how they can be incorporated into FilmLight BLG post production. In the demonstration area, they featured an ARRI ALEXA camera feeding Prelight and Daylight software, allowing the delegates to experiment with look development and make comparisons between standard and high dynamic range colour spaces.

Explaining the importance of bringing together creative artists and technicians, FilmLight’s Matthieu Straub said “My background is as a digital image technician, and I know how directors and cinematographers are increasingly relying on DITs to find technical solutions to their demanding creative requirements. “Our intention is to use our demonstration and meeting space here on the Rue René Boulanger to be a place where we can encourage the sharing of knowledge and experiences, to help the French cinema industry achieve ever greater things.”

Tags: FilmLight | ARRI | Paris | Colour Day | Matthieu Straub | workshop | Thomas Eberschveiler | Stéphane Azouze | colourist | colour science | BLG format | Baselight | Prelight | Daylight | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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VuWall Powers Video Walls in LGs New Showrooms Posted: 15/01/2020
VuWall Powers Video Walls in LGs New Showrooms

VuWall, a leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced that LG Electronics — the leading global manufacturer of monitors, personal computers, digital signage, and commercial displays — has opened two new showrooms in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and Frankfurt, Germany, utilizing VuWall's and LG's fully integrated video wall solution. Part of the partnership between VuWall and LG announced in 2019, the control room system combines VuWall's advanced VuScape video wall processor with LG's latest LED curved video wall display.

"LG shares our commitment to provide customers with a comprehensive easy-to-install, easy-to-use control room solution that allows them to focus on their mission objectives," said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall. "Customers were able to experience first-hand our combined platform when LG opened its Paris showroom earlier this year, and now customers have even more opportunity to see it in action. We're proud to partner with LG who is recognized for pushing the boundaries of video wall technology by powering some of their most innovative and spectacular displays."

Tags: VuWall | Video Wall | LG Showrooms | ISE 2020 | AV network management | VuScape
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Baselight helps to polish Uncut Gems Posted: 14/01/2020
Baselight helps to polish Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is the latest movie from directing duo, the Safdie Brothers. The movie tells the story of a charismatic New York City jeweller and gambler (Adam Sandler), and is set in the diamond industry of New York. So it is appropriate that the colour palette was created at The Mill NY by colourist and director of DI, Damien Van Der Cruyssen.

Van Der Cruyssen collaborated closely with cinematographer Darius Khondji, as well as the Safdie Brothers, all of whom he had worked with previously on the Jay-Z video for Mercy Me. “At that point I got a good understanding of their relationships and how I could fit into the equation.”

Visually, Uncut Gems has a classic New York City look, but with a modern twist. “The Diamond District hasn’t changed much over the last forty years, so it automatically had that 70’s ‘noir’ feel,” commented Van Der Cruyssen. “But we wanted to break away from the steely, gritty New York to a more real-life aesthetic – less forced and contrived.”

Around half of the movie was shot on 35mm film to give it a more natural look, which meant Van Der Cruyssen had to treat the digital footage to match. “Marrying the film footage with the digital scenes was quite challenging,” he explained. “So I asked the crew to shoot some grain elements that could be overlaid in Baselight and adjusted per scene.”

 

Tags: FilmLight | Baselight | Uncut Gems | Safdie Brothers | Adam Sandler | The Mill NY | colourist | Damien van der Cruyssen | Darius Khondji | Diamond District | New York City | BLG metadata workflow | colour grading | Netflix | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium Posted: 06/11/2019
Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium

Imagine Communications has delivered core technology for a major refresh of an outside broadcast truck for NEP Belgium. As well as providing state-of-the-art and future-proofed solutions, a key part of the challenge was the very tight timescale allocated to complete the refurbishment. Imagine Communications was able to deliver on the tough timetable with the support of its Belgian dealer and partner, VP Media Solutions.

“Our Unit 14 still had many kilometres in it, but with a technology platform that was life-expired,” said Geert Thoelen, transitions manager at NEP Belgium. “We wanted a solution that would fit into the existing space, would give us all the functionality we need today, and be ready for the future, including increasing use of IP connectivity. And we could really only take the truck off the road for little more than a month earlier this year, so our partner had to be capable of moving swiftly to install and commission.”

Imagine Communications was able to comfortably meet the requirements. The new infrastructure is built around the Platinum™ IP3 router. In a single 15RU chassis, this router provides very high-density switching of today’s SDI-HD signals. It is also capable of seamlessly integrating uncompressed video over IP, so is ready to form the basis of a migration to IP connectivity — for example, to introduce Ultra HD signals. In Unit 14, the Platinum IP3 router is also fitted with the Platinum SX Pro multiviewer cards, adding functionality while reducing rack occupancy and power consumption.

Imagine’s Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator provides overall system control in the truck. It is specifically designed to provide unified operational interfaces in a hybrid environment, easing the transition between traditional, SDI-connected technology and software-defined, IP-connected architectures.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NEP Belgium | OB truck | outside broadcast | truck refurbishment | core technology | state-of-the-art | future-proof | VP Media Solutions | Unit 14 | Geert Thoelen | IP connectivity | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Belgian National Broadcaster Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio for Post Production Posted: 10/10/2019
Belgian National Broadcaster Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio for Post Production
Belgian public broadcaster, VRT, has installed DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and Resolve Mini Panels as its inhouse color correction and finishing system across all of its original content production.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | VRT | Belgium | Broadcast | Television | Post Production | 4K | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve Panel
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Artjail raises the bar with Baselight colour grading Posted: 03/10/2019
Artjail raises the bar with Baselight colour grading
Independent VFX boutique Artjail has added a Baselight grading suite in each of its locations: one in its New York studio, and one in Toronto their newest studio that opened in January. Bringing grading and VFX together will strengthen the studio’s workflow for complex VFX projects. It will also further their reputation for short form advertising projects and long form work.
Tags: FilmLight | Clinton Homuth | colourist | Artjail | VFX boutique | Baselight | grading suite | Steve Mottershead | New York | Toronto | BLG | Flame | NUKE | Avid | VFX | feature set | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Insight TV Launches on LG Channels in Europe Posted: 29/08/2019
Insight TV Launches on LG Channels in Europe

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced that its channel is now available in Europe on LG Channels, exclusively powered by Xumo. This announcement follows on the heels of the same Insight TV launch on LG Channels powered by Xumo in the US and further highlights the company’s commitment to its growing audience around the world.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | Xumo | LG Channels
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VuWall and LG Partner to Deliver the Most Advanced Integrated Video Wall Control and Display Technology for Control Room Environments Posted: 20/08/2019
VuWall and LG Partner to Deliver the Most Advanced Integrated Video Wall Control and Display Technology for Control Room Environments

VuWall, leader of video wall and AV network management solutions, today announced a corporate partnership with LG Electronics, the leading global manufacturer of monitors, personal computers, digital signage, and commercial displays. This partnership allows VuWall and LG to offer customers a fully integrated control room solution that combines VuWall's advanced VuScape video wall processor with LG's latest 55SVH7F video wall display.

Tags: VuWall | Video Wall | Control Room | VuScape | AV network management | LG Electronics
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Creating movie star looks for HBO Big Little Lies Posted: 12/08/2019
Creating movie star looks for HBO and rsquo;s Big Little Lies
The second season of HBO’s runaway hit drama Big Little Lies was completed at Technicolor in Los Angeles. Finishing artist and Vice President of business development Pankaj Bajpai, famed for grading the HBO series Sex in the City, True Detective and Nat Geo’s Genius seasons for both Einstein and Picasso, used Baselight to enhance the distinctly Californian look of the show.
Tags: FilmLight | Big Little Lies | HBO | Technicolor | Pankaj Bajpai | Baselight | Base Grade | Film Grade | Flare control | BLG for Flame | Baselight for NUKE | VFX | color grading | colour grading | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Youngster builds powerful workflows with BLG Posted: 18/07/2019
Youngster builds powerful workflows with BLG
One of London’s newest high-end finishing houses, Youngster, is delivering uncompromised quality thanks to FilmLight’s unique BLG workflow. Youngster is using the innovative setup to provide seamless, renderless content exchange between Flame VFX, Avid editing and the Baselight grading and finishing suite. The BLG workflow is already being used on commercials including those for Treatwell and Mulberry as well as music videos for the likes of Joji, whose Sanctuary promo received over 14 million hits on YouTube in its first few days.
Tags: FilmLight | Youngster | BLG workflow | Flame VFX | Avid | Baselight | colour grading | Treatwell | Mulberry | Joji | Sanctuary | Whitehouse Post | The Quarry | finishing services | Jim Bracher | The Mill | Wolfgang Lempp | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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BBC Street unlocks creative and technical opportunities with new Baselight TWO Posted: 09/07/2019
BBC Street unlocks creative and technical opportunities with new Baselight TWO
BBC Street, the in-house post-production facility at BBC Scotland in Glasgow, has installed a new Baselight system to upgrade their grading and finishing suite with Baselight’s latest powerful 4K/HDR toolset and to improve their client experience.
Tags: FilmLight | Baselight TWO | BBC Street | BBC Scotland | grading suite | colourist | Tom Nichol | 4K/HDR grading | Mike Trevett | BLG format | Baselight for Avid | Baselight Lens | Colour Space Journey | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Olga FitzRoy and Rhiannon Mair Join The MPG and rsquo;s Executive Board Posted: 04/04/2019
Olga FitzRoy and Rhiannon Mair Join The MPG and rsquo;s Executive Board
The Music Producers Guild is delighted to announce the appointment of Olga FitzRoy and Rhiannon Mair to its Executive Board. Both women were elected by MPG Full Members at an Extraordinary General Meeting, which took place in London on April 2nd, 2019.
Tags: Music Producers Guild | Olga FitzRoy | Rhiannon Mair | Executive Board Directors
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Insight TV Launches on XUMO To Give US Audiences Expanded Premium Linear AVOD Viewing Options Posted: 03/04/2019
Insight TV Launches on XUMO To Give US Audiences Expanded Premium Linear AVOD Viewing Options

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced that its HD semi-linear channel and VOD service will be available in the US on XUMO and LG Channels, exclusively powered by XUMO, beginning 31st March. LG Channels is a unique streaming service that offers viewers free access to premium local, over-the-air channels alongside Internet-delivered channels in both a live and on-demand format.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | XUMO | LG Channels
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HILLCREST LABS AND LG RENEW LICENSE FOR SMART TV TECHNOLOGY Posted: 20/02/2019
HILLCREST LABS AND LG RENEW LICENSE FOR SMART TV TECHNOLOGY

InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that LG Electronics has extended its license to use Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® MotionEngine™ software in its Smart TV’s for an additional three years.

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