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HPA Invites Applications for 2018-19 Young Entertainment Professionals Program Posted: 03/08/2018
HPA Invites Applications for 2018-19 Young Entertainment Professionals Program

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that applications are now being accepted for the third year of the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program. YEP supports the career advancement and education of talented young industry professionals. The YEP committee encourages applications from passionate and driven applicants who wish to develop lasting relationships with industry leaders and other young professionals.

Tags: HPA | HPA YEP | mentoring | career development
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2018 Engineering Excellence Award Winners Announced by HPA Posted: 28/06/2018
2018 Engineering Excellence Award Winners Announced by HPA

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2018 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. Winners were determined at a blue ribbon judging session held at IMAX on the 16th of June. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 15, 2018 at the 13th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Tags: HPA | HPA Awards | Blackmagic Design | Canon | Cinnafilm | IBM Aspera | Telestream | Samsung
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Panavision Highlights the Continuing Expansion of the Millennium DXL2 Ecosystem at Cine Gear Expo Posted: 31/05/2018
Panavision Highlights the Continuing Expansion of the Millennium DXL2 Ecosystem at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 8K camera makes its Cine Gear Expo debut on June 1-2 at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles. The premier, large-format camera with a new post-centric firmware upgrade will be showcased at the Panavision booth (#S102) in Stage 17, along with four new large-format lens sets, a DXL-inspired accessories kit for RED DSMC2 cameras, and a preview of custom advancements in filter technology.
Tags: Panavision | Cine Gear Expo | Cinematography | Camera
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RED Digital Cinema Simplifies Its Portfolio Posted: 21/05/2018
RED Digital Cinema Simplifies Its Portfolio
RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. Beginning today, RED’s camera line-up will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options - MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. The single DSMC2 camera BRAIN includes high-end frame rates and data rates regardless of the sensor chosen and, in addition to this new value, the streamlined approach will result in a price reduction compared to RED’s previous camera line-up.
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Award-Winning Visual Effects Studios Milk VFX and Electric Theatre Collective Join Sohonet and Virtual Workstation Panel at FMX Conference 2018 Posted: 18/04/2018
Award-Winning Visual Effects Studios Milk VFX and Electric Theatre Collective Join Sohonet and rsquo;s Virtual Workstation Panel at FMX Conference 2018

Sohonet, the global experts in connected cloud services for the media and entertainment industry, announced that leading industry figures from Electric Theatre Collective (ETC), Milk Visual Effects, Amazon Web Services, Pixit Media and Teradici will be joining Sohonet’s Virtual Workstations panel during FMX, Europe’s premier conference for the digital visual arts.

Tags: Sohonet | Milk VFX | Electric Theatre Collective | FMX | Amazon AWS
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Introducing the New GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor From RED Digital Cinema Posted: 27/03/2018
Introducing the New GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor From RED Digital Cinema
RED DIGITAL CINEMA® introduced today the new GEMINI™ 5K S35 sensor for its RED EPIC-W® camera. The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments. Whether creators choose to shoot in standard mode for well-lit conditions or low light mode for darker environments, the RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images.
Tags: 5K | Camera Sensor | Cinematography | RED Digital Cinema
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New Panavision Millennium DXL2 Camera Debuts at BSC Expo Posted: 02/02/2018
New Panavision Millennium DXL2 Camera Debuts at BSC Expo

Panavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds on the success of the Millennium DXL and benefits from Panavision’s unique and storied partnership with cinematographers, whose real-world experience and input are manifested in the DXL2’s many significant advances.

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RED TO SHOWCASE WEAPON WITH MONSTRO 8K VV SENSOR AT BSC EXPO Posted: 30/01/2018
RED TO SHOWCASE WEAPON WITH MONSTRO 8K VV SENSOR AT BSC EXPO

RED Digital Cinema® is showcasing its latest sensor technology, MONSTRO 8K VV, on Stand 426 at the BSC Expo, running Feb. 2-3 at the Battersea Evolution. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail. The new cinematic, full-frame WEAPON® camera with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor that launched in October 2017 is now available for purchase.

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2018 HPA Tech Retreat Announces Expanded Program Posted: 29/01/2018
2018 HPA Tech Retreat and reg; Announces Expanded Program

Today, the HPA unveiled additions to the Tech Retreat program and events that were outlined last month in its preliminary program announcements, continuing its reputation as an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with a world-class roster of well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The HPA Tech Retreat will take place at a new venue at the JW Marriott Resort, in Palm Desert, California, from the 19th to 23rd of February, 2018.

Tags: HPA | HPA Tech Retreat | Tech Retreat | content creation | AI | IMF
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Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc Authoring in Europe Posted: 11/01/2018
Pixelogic to Offer Dolby Vision Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc Authoring in Europe

Pixelogic, the innovative global provider of localization and distribution services, has announced that their London operation is the first facility in Europe to offer Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray authoring with their proprietary Dolby Vision authoring toolsets.

Tags: Pixelogic | Dolby Vision | UHD | Blu-Ray | authoring
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Panavision Hollywood Names Dan Hammond Vice President and General Manager Posted: 19/12/2017
Panavision Hollywood Names Dan Hammond Vice President and General Manager

Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect.

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National TeleConsultants Appoints Michael Hicken CFO Posted: 13/12/2017
National TeleConsultants Appoints Michael Hicken CFO

National TeleConsultants (NTC), a leading media technology consulting, design and software and systems integration company, announced today that Michael Hicken has been named the companys Chief Financial Officer.

Tags: systems integration | National Teleconsultants | NTC | company hires
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Testronic Increases 4K Services Posted: 29/11/2017
Testronic Increases 4K Services

QC and Testing Service Adds Infrastructure, Hardware and Personnel

Testronic, the leader in quality control (QC), localization services and compliance, has expanded mastering operations in its Burbank headquarters. The facility upgrade offering greater resolution, higher standards and accurate review capabilities for high frame rate and native 4K content. Along with the upgraded infrastructure and new hardware, are a number of new personnel hires.

Tags: Testronic Labs | 4K Services | Quality Control | Testing
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AMIA Webinars Address Important Topics on the Latest Media Preservation Practices Posted: 09/10/2017
AMIA Webinars Address Important Topics on the Latest Media Preservation Practices

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will present a series of online webinars in partnership with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). The webinars, designed to educate professionals in the archive and preservation communities on the latest processes impacting their work, begin October 12 and run through November 2, and are priced individually. To register, visit www.amiaonline.org.

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American Society of Cinematographers Names 2018 Honorees Posted: 05/10/2017
American Society of Cinematographers Names 2018 Honorees

In recognition of their special contributions to the art of cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named four honorees who will be feted at the 32nd ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Russell Carpenter, ASC will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Russell Boyd, ASC, ACS will earn the orgs International Award; Alan Caso, ASC will be bestowed the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Stephen Lighthill, ASC will take home the Presidents Award. The presentations will be made at the annual ASC awards gala on February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

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