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Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25 2019 Posted: 10/10/2019
Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25 2019

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all-new full-frame mirrorless digital camera, the Sigma fp, will begin shipping on October 25, 2019. The Sigma fp will retail for $1,899 USD for the camera body alone and $2,199 USD for the camera with the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporarylens from authorized Sigma dealers.

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Red Giant Releases Epic Finish to Game of Thrones VFX Tutorial Series: Dragons Posted: 04/10/2019
Red Giant Releases Epic Finish to Game of Thrones VFX Tutorial Series: Dragons

Red Giant has just released the fourth and final installment of its special edition tutorial series for recreating the award-winning visual effects from Game of Thrones. In episode 11 of Cheap Tricks, Hashi shows viewers how to add a dragon into their shot. Using Red Giant tools, Hashi explains how to create two terrifyingly awesome dragon VFX shots - including one featuring dragon fire and the epic destruction of the zombie horde he created in episode 10. Viewers will learn tons of techniques in 3D animation, camera tracking, object replacement, keying, compositing, color correction, and much more.

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Bring the Army of the Undead to Life On Screen with the Help of Red Giant Cheap Tricks Posted: 02/10/2019
Bring the Army of the Undead to Life On Screen with the Help of Red Giant Cheap Tricks

Portland, OR - October 1, 2019 - Red Giant, creator of filmmaking, visual effects and motion graphics tools, has just released the third installment of its Cheap Tricks special edition Game of Thrones tutorial series. In this latest episode, Action Movie Dad, Hashi, demonstrates how to recreate intense battle scenes between the living and the dead from the Emmy®-award winning television show, including how to animate the zombie horde that would make up the dreaded army of the dead. As part of today’s tutorial release, Red Giant will also be giving away free green screen footage and launching a contest to give folks a chance to win all tools from the Red Giant product family.

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Red Giant Universe 3.1 Introduces Three Brand New Text and Motion Graphics Tools Posted: 25/09/2019
Red Giant Universe 3.1 Introduces Three Brand New Text and Motion Graphics Tools
Red Giant today released Universe 3.1, an update to their GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Red Giant Universe 3.1 introduces three new tools for animating motion graphics to the collection: Numbers, Array Gun, and Progresso. Also new to Universe 3.1, Red Giant has added 35 new presets into HUD Components, a tool for quickly adding animated Heads Up Display elements into shots, bringing it to a total of over 65 ready-to-go animations that artists can completely modify for their unique work. The latest update brings the Red Giant Universe 3.1 collection to over 80 tools supported across eight host-applications.
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Replicate the Intentionally Bad Opening Sequence from Better Call Saul with New Tutorial from Red Giant Posted: 20/09/2019
Replicate the Intentionally Bad Opening Sequence from Better Call Saul with New Tutorial from Red Giant
Red Giant has just published yet another tutorial, this week’s being inspired by some of the (intentionally) worst motion graphics ever featured in an opening title sequence, those of Better Call Saul. Seth Worley is at it again, bringing his wit and hilarity to a useful tutorial that will have any aspiring motion graphics artist creating campy effects in less than five minutes. In the newest tutorial now available on Red Giant’s YouTube channel, Seth shows us how to recreate the purposely bad look of the Better Call Saul title sequence using free fonts, iPhone camera footage and Universe AV Club.
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EditShare Academy Moves Media Professionals Ahead with New Authorized Training and Certification Programs Posted: 13/09/2019
EditShare Academy Moves Media Professionals Ahead with New Authorized Training and Certification Programs

EditShare® a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced from the IBC2019 show floor (stand 7.A35) the launch of EditShare Academy. A mix of instructor-led and e-learning courses designed to take students from beginner to expert in EditShare tools and workflows, the EditShare Academy offers sales and video professionals a structured curriculum that culminates in industry certification in one of three areas: EditShare Associate, EditShare Engineer, and EditShare Sales Professional. With EditShare the solution of choice to manage the exponential growth in video production, EditShare Academy gives sales engineers, IT managers and video professionals the confidence that systems are running at optimal performance and knowledge to maximize the return on investment.

Tags: EditShare | IBC2019 | education | workflows | training | certification | media | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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EditShare Appoints Stuart McGeechan Vice President of Customer Success Posted: 12/09/2019
EditShare Appoints Stuart McGeechan Vice President of Customer Success

EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, today announced the appointment of Stuart McGeechan to Vice President of Customer Success. Responsible for building high-performance teams and programs that amplify customer engagement and enablement, McGeechan will define EditShare’s customer success strategy with responsibility for training, support, and professional service teams. The McGeechan appointment, which is effective immediately, rounds out the EditShare leadership team and positions the company for continued growth and rapid expansion across existing and emerging markets.

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Dalet Appoints Patricio Cummins as General Manager of Dalet Asia-Pacific Posted: 11/09/2019
Dalet Appoints Patricio Cummins as General Manager of Dalet Asia-Pacific

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced the appointment of Patricio Cummins as General Manager of Dalet Asia-Pacific (APAC). Based out of the Dalet regional headquarters located in Singapore, Cummins will be responsible for Dalet sales, project and customer success teams across the APAC territory. Cummins, who joined Dalet through the acquisition of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business, was previously vice president of sales for Ooyala Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ).

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Dalet Media Cortex Accelerates Shift to AI-powered Media Workflows Posted: 11/09/2019
Dalet Media Cortex Accelerates Shift to AI-powered Media Workflows

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will showcase at IBC2019 on stand 8.B77 the new version of Dalet Media Cortex, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered media workflow service that puts content intelligence at the fingertips of media professionals. A Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that enables the orchestration of multiple cognitive services in a pay-as-you-go model, Dalet Media Cortex optimizes content production, management and publishing by enriching content and automating workflows. In addition to the existing Dalet Galaxy five augmented workflows, new Dalet Media Cortex integrations, services and features shown at IBC2019 include smart captioning capabilities, improved news and editorials workflows, and integration with Ooyala Flex Media Platform. The new AI enhancements enable both Dalet Galaxy five and Ooyala Flex media Platform customers to produce and distribute more content faster, to more viewers in less time, as well as open doors to new markets.

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EditShare Announces Suite of Solutions for Adobe Premiere Pro Enterprise Post-Production Workflows Posted: 09/09/2019
EditShare Announces Suite of Solutions for Adobe Premiere Pro Enterprise Post-Production Workflows

EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, will showcase Helmut FX, IO, CO (Cosmo), and HK (Housekeeper), solutions designed to enable extensive project administration, back-office management and render farm control for Adobe® Premiere® Pro enterprise post-production workflows. Premiere Pro is an industry leader in video editing. The Helmut family of solutions will be demonstrated at IBC2019 from September 13th through September 17th (stand 7.A35).

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Red Giant Releases New Star Wars VFX Tutorial with Seth Worley Posted: 06/09/2019
Red Giant Releases New Star Wars VFX Tutorial with Seth Worley
Adding to their collection of how-to videos paying homage to the most popular film and TV shows of all time, Red Giant today released a new VFX tutorial, in which Seth Worley demonstrates how to recreate the Star Wars “Force Push.” Complete with techniques for creating distortion, camera shake and some collateral nerf-herding messiness, Seth also shares techniques for lightsaber glows and color correction to bring it all together. In just three minutes, Seth will give viewers everything they need to know to make their very own space magic.
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NextRadioTV Accelerates its Digital Transformation and Network Expansion with Dalet Posted: 05/09/2019
NextRadioTV Accelerates its Digital Transformation and Network Expansion with Dalet
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that NextRadioTV has leveraged its existing Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM), Workflow Orchestration and Editorial platform located in Paris, France to launch the new BFM Lyon news channel. Owned by the multinational telecoms and mass media company Altice Group, NextRadioTV is one of the largest media properties in Europe with 14 TV and two radio channels, reaching more than 10 million viewers each day. A Dalet customer since 2005, NextRadioTV powers its content production, playout and multi-platform distribution workflows with Dalet Galaxy for all of their leading TV, radio and digital channel brands including, BFM Business, BFM Paris, RMC Sport, RMC Story, RMC Découverte, and BFMTV, France’s most-watched news channel. The diverse program content contains breaking local and national news, world financial and business news, and full coverage of football, rugby, tennis, boxing and more.
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EditShare Flow 2020 Makes Waves Posted: 05/09/2019
EditShare Flow 2020 Makes Waves
EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, will unveil Flow 2020 at IBC2019 (stand 7.A35). The future-forward release features AI-powered audio transcription and video recognition services, newsroom computer system integration and an enhanced northbound facing API, providing a clever and highly extensible media control layer with embedded production tools to manage, edit media and automate fast-paced workflows. The flexible Flow 2020 architecture, combined with a subscription-based model, provides customers an onramp to the cloud with extensive support for leading vendors including Amazon S3, Backblaze, Google, Microsoft Azure, and Wasabi enabling them to scale productions at will.
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EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control Release Keeps Creative Content in Check and Compliant from Ingest through Delivery Posted: 04/09/2019
EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control Release Keeps Creative Content in Check and Compliant from Ingest through Delivery

EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced today that it will showcase the newest version of its software-based automated quality control solution (AQC), QScan, at IBC2019 (stand 7.A35), with Comparative Analysis, an industry-first content testing capability. Enabling video professionals to run quality checks on everything from picture structure to IMF packages and audio loudness right through to Dolby Vision™ HDR compliance and verification, the new QScan update now connects natively to EditShare EFS shared storage solutions as well as expands on its core quality control technology, making it dramatically easier for users to automate comprehensive testing of media files during any point of the creative process.

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New Dalet Cube NG Brings Advanced Broadcast Graphics to Dalet Unified News Operations Posted: 04/09/2019
New Dalet Cube NG Brings Advanced Broadcast Graphics to Dalet Unified News Operations
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today the release of its next generation platform for news graphics and workflows, Dalet Cube. Fully integrated across the Dalet Unified News Operations solution powered by Dalet Galaxy five, the state-of-the-art, full-featured Dalet Cube graphics platform leverages the industry-leading Brainstorm real-time graphics engine to deliver superior 2D and 3D branding and visuals. Suited for both on-air and file-based graphics creation, the Dalet Cube unified approach enables news broadcasters to easily create dynamic branding and up-level visual storytelling across traditional, digital and social channels.
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