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Pytch Goes Virtual Posted: 09/07/2020
Pytch Goes Virtual

Having staged large-scale brand events including launches for Nike and Bentley GTS, and sales conferences for Spar and IBM, Pytch (previously known as SXS Events), when faced with the recent lockdown, looked at how it could use that experience to serve the evolving needs of new and existing customers. The live event specialist has now developed the ‘Virtual Venue’.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Virtual Events | Virtual Venue | URSA Broadcast | ATEM | Live Production
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BoFiNet enlists Globecast for Now TV OTT service creation in Botswana Posted: 07/07/2020
BoFiNet enlists Globecast for Now TV OTT service creation in Botswana

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces that Botswana-based production company Plastique enlisted Globecast as its technical partner to supply a turnkey OTT service for Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet), Botswana’s wholesale provider of national and international telecommunications infrastructure.

Tags: Globecast | TV | OTT | production | fibre | connectivity
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Custom Consoles Introduces Operator Safety Screen Posted: 03/07/2020
Custom Consoles Introduces Operator Safety Screen

Custom Consoles announces a new addition to its range of technical control furniture. Developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Operator Safety Screen reduces the risk of airborne infection or direct physical contact between control room personnel without restricting their forward or side view of video monitor displays.

 

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | Covid-19 safety screens | Operator Safety Screen | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture
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DejaSoft supports in-house hosted S3 server in DejaEdit 3.1 Posted: 02/07/2020
DejaSoft supports in-house hosted S3 server in DejaEdit 3.1

DejaSoft has released version 3.1 to support private cloud environments using the open source MinIO object storage solution.

DejaEdit 3.1 brings cost-saving advantages, allowing clients to use their own servers, reducing ongoing costs of an Amazon hosted S3 account, but more importantly, bringing the whole data operation in-house, ensuring absolute control with regard to data security and integrity.

MinIO is an open source Object Server, which can run in-house on a Linux, Mac, and Windows server and available for Docker. MinIO provides data storage via an S3 compliant API. This allows applications, such as DejaEdit, to store objects in private centralised storage, rather than to a cloud-hosted Amazon S3 storage device.

The ability to operate in a private cloud environment further adds to the security management features released in DejaEdit 3, where permission to access specific assets by particular users can be controlled via a management console.

DejaEdit allows multiple, remote Avid editors to work together by mirroring locally stored media and edit assets to the local storage of other connected systems, using secure, background transfers across the internet. It can also be used to exchange media with on-location DITs and VFX/Audio houses. 

Tags: film | productions | remote | collaboration | workflow | file sharing | synchronizer | Avid | editing | in-house | DejaSoft | DejaEdit | production workflows | DIT | VFX | postproduction
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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks Chosen for One of the Worlds Largest News Agencies Posted: 02/07/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R Desks Chosen for One of the Worlds Largest News Agencies

Custom Consoles announces the completion of control room desks and multiscreen monitor display mounts for the London studios of one of the world's largest news agencies. The desks were provided in partnership with broadcast system integrator ATG Danmon.

"Control room furniture is an important part of every major contract," comments ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "Bespoke designs tend to be expensive and require very detailed specification. We commissioned all four desks by selecting optimal elements from Custom Consoles' established Module-R series. Our clients appreciate the robust build quality, excellent ergonomics and timeless styling of Module-R. The Module-R range is also well thought out in terms of cable ducting, equipment access and ventilation."

 

 

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Mod
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BBC and Hulus Hit Adaptation of Normal People, Produced by Element Pictures, Finished in DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 01/07/2020
BBC and Hulus Hit Adaptation of Normal People, Produced by Element Pictures, Finished in DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design today announced that the hugely popular television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s New York Times best selling novel, Normal People, was graded and finished in DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Produced by the Oscar and BAFTA award winning production company, Element Pictures, and generating almost 48 million requests on BBC iPlayer so far, the 12 part drama has gripped audiences across the UK and US, with critics racing to heap praise on the Irish love story.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | DaVinci Resolve | Grading | Post Production | Drama | Normal People | BBC | Hulu
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disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows Posted: 30/06/2020
disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows

disguise takes on the new ‘normal’ with the launch of r17.3, its latest software release that delivers an improved workflow for enhanced efficiency and successful completion of projects post-lockdown. New features include Indirections, Multi-layer Editing, Object Assignment Hotkeys, Crossfaded Loop Section Mode as well as a number of improvements and bug fixes to further streamline the user experience.

In addition to the above, r17.3 also has a wide range of other improvements guaranteed to streamline workflows including:

NDI SDK has been updated to version 4.5

The ability to point manager at a template project

Alt-drag in the feed mapping editor

Clicking a tag or note now jumps the exact frame where the tag is placed

Dither parameter added to the gradient texture tool to help reduce banding

You can now pause the playback of a Notch block

Import and Export of feed maps

disguise r17.3 is available to download now from www.download.disguise.one

 

Tags: disguise | software | r17.3 | new features | streamline | efficient workflow | user experience | broadcast | production | live events | creative deliver | visual experiences | Bubble Agency
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Video Europe Goes Back to its Roots Posted: 30/06/2020
Video Europe Goes Back to its Roots

Video Europe, leading digital cinema, broadcast and edit hire company has announced an operational restructure to streamline their business proposition.

In a strategic move decided in January and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the company is to return to their original and core business offering of equipment rental to the film and television industry. As part of the process, Video Europe is officially exiting the outside broadcast and flypack services market and is selling their OB trucks. The restructure will enable the company to refocus on three business channels: digital cinema, edit equipment rental and broadcast hire. No staff will be lost.

Tags: Video Europe | Broadcast | Hire Company | Broadcast Hire | Camera Hire | Cinematography | Video Production | Videography | Film Production | OutsideBroadcast | OB | OBTrucks | MCR | MCR Broadcast Hire
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ASG Hosts Remote Control Webinar Interview Series for Silicon Valley Video Posted: 29/06/2020
ASG Hosts and lsquo;Remote Control and rsquo; Webinar Interview Series for Silicon Valley Video

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced the launch of “Remote Control,” a webinar interview series for the new Silicon Valley Video (SV.V) association. The first episodes, featuring interviews with company representatives from iconik, Primestream, Qumulo, and other companies, are available on Silicon Valley Video’s YouTube channel.

Tags: remote production | video production | webinar | broadcast
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Post Control Helsinki top VFX Supervisor is a Deja Edit fan Posted: 26/06/2020
Post Control Helsinki and rsquo;s top VFX Supervisor is a Deja Edit fan

Post Control Helsinki’s top Visual Effects Supervisor Tuomo Hintikka, known for his work on “Dark Floors” (2008), “FAUST” (2011) and “The Girl King” (2015) says he is a big fan of DejaEdit. Also an accomplished film editor, Tuomo has extensive on-set experience with over 25 years of digital post-production knowledge, and the longest VFX track record in Finland. He recently used DejaEdit on all 8 episodes of the Swedish and Finnish TV drama series “The White Wall” for SVT/YLE/DRG, directed by A. Salmenperä and A. Zackrisson.

Tags: film | productions | remote | collaboration | workflow | file sharing | synchronizer | Avid | editing | VFX | DejaSoft | DejaEdit | production workflows | DIT | postproduction
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Intinor Brings German Literature Prize Direkt to the People Posted: 25/06/2020
Intinor Brings German Literature Prize Direkt to the People

Intinor, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over public internet, today announced that the Festival of German-Language Literature was streamed live using Intinor’s solution for remote production in an unusual way.

The annual festival normally takes place in Klagenfurt, Austria, and culminates in the awarding of the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, one of Germany’s most prestigious awards for literature.

 

Tags: Intinor | remote production | Remotion Media Productions and Services | Intinor Direkt Link Encoder | live channels | routing | master control | Direkt Router Rack | Transmission | BRT | Bifrost Reliable Transport | redundancy | network bonding | LAN | 4G
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Clear-Com Teams up with Elevation Church to Explore Worship Workflows in the New Normal Posted: 25/06/2020
Clear-Com Teams up with Elevation Church to Explore Worship Workflows in the and lsquo;New Normal and rsquo;

On Wednesday June 24 at 10:00 a.m. PDT Clear-Com will be hosting a webinar alongside Elevation Church about how their widespread campuses are able to maintain worship services during COVID-19. Church Production’s Brian Blackmore will moderate the discussion with Elevation Church’s Technical Director Zach Kimrey and Justin Emge, Clear-Com’s Applications Engineering Manager. Elevation Church, based in North Carolina, has an extensive broadcast production setup, including audio, visuals, front-of-house, lighting, multi-site streaming and master controls, creating a fairly complex comms environment. Now, consider that Elevation Church has 20 sites and over 25,000 members in attendance across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Toronto, needing to engage and connect with the same standard of worship they’re regularly accustomed to.

Tags: Clear-Com | Elevation Church | Worship | Church Production | Zach Kimrey | Justin Emge
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CJP Broadcast Progressing Large-Scale Video Transcription Project for GBC Posted: 24/06/2020
CJP Broadcast Progressing Large-Scale Video Transcription Project for GBC

CJP Broadcast Service Solutions is progressing a large-scale video transcription project for Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation, Gibraltar's national television and radio service. Over 15,000 tapes in various format are in the process of being checked, repaired when necessary and transferred to digital media for long-term archiving.

 

 

Tags: CJP Broadcast Service Solutions Limited | ITIL based service desk solutions | broadcast tape digitisation | film digitisation | broadcast TV studio system integration | technical support services | live sports production system | Streamstar
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Magewell Unleashes Mac SDK for Award-Winning Video Capture Solutions Posted: 23/06/2020
Magewell Unleashes Mac SDK for Award-Winning Video Capture Solutions

Magewell -- the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions -- has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for the company's popular PCI Express capture cards and plug-and-play, external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications.

Tags: capture | video capture | SDK | Mac | macOS | OS X | hardware | broadcast | professional AV | HDMI | Magewell | production | SDI | USB | PCIe | PCI Express | 4K | UltraHD
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Polygon Labs Unveils Centralized Web-Based Weather Solution Ipsum Weather Posted: 23/06/2020
Polygon Labs Unveils Centralized Web-Based Weather Solution Ipsum Weather

Polygon Labs, an innovative studio pushing the boundaries of interactive data applications and visual branding, is today announcing the launch of its centralized web-based weather data management and curation solution, Ipsum Weather. This announcement follows the recent release of Ipsum 2.0, the company’s data aggregation and visualization platform for broadcast news, sports, weather and branding.

Ipsum Weather, a data aggregation, management and playout scheduling solution for on-air weather presentations and sponsorship graphics, aggregates and curates weather data (point-data, satellite, radar, isobars, wind conditions, etc.) and weather alerts from a number of different providers. For gallery and studio weather graphics, the real-time weather data solution is fully integrated with Viz Trio and Viz Director for Viz Engine playout control, as well as newsroom templates in Viz Pilot. It can also provide database management and automated playlist control of master control weather graphics played out on Unreal Engine or Viz Engine.

Tags: Polygon Labs | broadcast graphics | weather | weather graphics | Ipsum weather | weather alerts | studio weather | aggregation | playout | real-time graphics | virtual production | Vizrt | subscription service | creative services
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