Shooting Partners launches professional VR production competition Posted: 09/01/2018

Professional video equipment rental company, Shooting Partners, has today launched the #MakeItVR competition. The competition gives video producers across the UK an opportunity to get hands-on experience of VR production with a shoot sponsored by Shooting Partners.

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PCCW Global Delivers Immersive 360-Degree, VR Sports Experience With Harmonic Posted: 26/04/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that its Electra(TM) VS video system was used by PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, to deliver immersive, 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experiences live during the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament April 7-9. Ideal Systems, Asia's largest, industry-leading broadcast systems integrator, assisted with the provision of 360-degree VR multicamera live sports production. As part of a fully integrated VR workflow that included Nokia OZO cameras, the Electra VS compression platform enabled PCCW Global to distribute UHD VR content to consumers on a variety of devices, including PCs, smartphones and Samsung Gear VR head-mounted devices (HMDs).
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Shooting Partners purchases first professional VR camera Posted: 01/12/2016

The first professional virtual reality camera the Nokia OZO is now available to hire from professional video equipment rental company, Shooting Partners.  The purchase is part of the companys expansion beyond broadcast and into the VR camera rental and high-end corporate markets.     

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Nokia OZO VR Camera Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec Technology Posted: 06/04/2016

Comprimato, a JPEG2000 software codec toolkit provider today announced it is providing its JPEG2000 software codec for Nokias revolutionary 360 virtual reality camera OZO. The output of the eight 2k x 2k sensors is lightly compressed and packaged into a single stream which Comprimato decodes in software for live monitoring and responsive post production to enable dynamic rendering and real-time views of videos shot.

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Broadpeak Joins the Nokia Networks AppFactory to Optimize Its Live TV Delivery Solution for Mobile Networks Posted: 12/09/2014

Designed to Optimize Live TV Delivery Over LTE Networks, Solution Aims to Combine Nokia Networks' Liquid Applications With Broadpeak nanoCDN

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Evolutions, Soho's largest independent post production facility, has announced the official launch of Earth, its new boutique digital studio which services the commercials, design, promos and VFX industries. Earth has already completed a number of commercials for clients including Nokia and McDonalds, and will be working on a wide variety of projects.

"Before we embarked on this project, we knew that it was an opportunity to create an ideal environment for creative work. By building a facility from the ground up, rather than fitting into existing infrastructure, we have been able to design a flexible and creative workflow where we can look at each individual project and choose the right talent and tools for the job," said James Niklasson, Senior Producer, Earth.

Earth is equipped with three fully-featured hero suites based around Flame, Smoke and Avid DS Nitris HD, with an additional 20 supporting desktop workstations for CGI and VFX work. Different systems can be accessed from each suite, allowing a very collaborative way of working. Although it is a self-contained facility, Earth has the added advantage of being connected to Evolutions' network via fibre channel, so background work such as dubs can be done offsite to save tying up creative machines.

"Post-production is evolving, and smart facilities must offer something extra. Earth's combination of unbeatable talent, the best equipment, great service both behind the scenes and front-of-house, and a truly creative environment is already attracting clients who want to produce high quality, inspiring content and we look forward to welcoming more," said Simon Kanjee, MD, Evolutions.

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