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Killer Tracks Delivers the Music for a NASA Moon Video

Music from the library’s ICON collection featured in new video presenting stunning 4K views of the lunar surface. SANTA MONICA, Calif.—  Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music Company, supplied the otherworldly soundscape for a new video from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission that reveals Earth’s nearest neighbor as it’s never been seen before. Titled Tour of the Moon in 4K, the video features breathtaking flybys of more than a half dozen sites on the Moon’s surface produced from data gathered by LRO and set to the ethereal rhythm of Never Looking Back, a track from the Killer Tracks library ...

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Tiffen’s Steadicam Beijing Workshop

Tiffen International press announcement For immediate release Tiffen’s Steadicam Beijing Workshop  Pinewood Studios, UK, 4th October 2018:  Tiffen International has completed a three day Steadicam Silver Workshop in Beijing, China. Robin Thwaites, International Director of Sales at Tiffen International, Pinewood Studios, UK said “The Workshop was hosted and brilliantly organised by our Steadicam partner Gension Engineering. The venue was the huge ballroom of the Ji Hotel in the South West of Beijing.” Instructors were Robin Thwaites, helped by Wan Zhong Wei from Singapore with his excellent translation and Steadicam abilities, together with local operator Jiang Li. There were 13 students ...

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Lexhag Visual Effects Builds On Set 3D Camera Tracking System with Blackmagic Design

Manchester, United Kingdom – October 4, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that London’s Lexhag Visual Effects has used the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and DaVinci Resolve Studio to develop a four head witness camera solution that has revolutionized its 3D tracking capabilities. The system, which allows the team to easily estimate spatial information on set by filming the action from multiple points of view, has already been used on several projects, including the Netflix supernatural television series, “The Innocents.” “As a visual effects specialist, it is imperative to obtain as much information from ...

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Jonathan Young, DP for the BBC’s ‘Mediterranean With Simon Reeve,’ Endorses Anton/Bauer Dionic XT

SHELTON, Conn. — Oct. 4, 2018 — Anton/Bauer’s Dionic XT 14V Li-ion batteries played a starring role in the production of “Mediterranean With Simon Reeve,” the latest installment of the BBC’s popular travel program featuring the well-known British author, adventurer, and TV presenter. Renowned cinematographer Jonathan Young, the series’ director of photography, tested the new batteries in extreme conditions and in challenging locations throughout Libya. “Mediterranean With Simon Reeve” is a four-part series in which Reeve embarks on an epic journey around the Mediterranean, the birthplace of Western civilization and currently a hotbed of global conflict. The first episode, “Malta ...

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Pliant® Technologies CrewCom® Provides Reliable Performance, Extended Range, and Increased User Counts for ATK Versacom Shows

VALENCIA, CA, OCTOBER 4, 2018 — ATK Versacom specializes in providing intercom systems for live shows, specials, and corporate events, and has relied on Pliant® Technologies CrewCom® wireless intercom system for shows like the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Kids Choice Sports Awards, The Voice, Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis and various BET red carpet specials. When Matt Campisi, managing engineer at ATK Versacom was looking to add to his inventory, he knew that the addition of Pliant’s innovative intercom system would be a great fit in providing the support, user counts, and range needed for some of the industry’s most ...

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STAGE, the First Streaming Network Devoted to the Entire World of Theatre, Celebrates its Opening Night

NEW YORK – STAGE, the first streaming network for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, is celebrating “Opening Night,” officially launching its premium subscription-based based offering premium content.  The network can be viewed online (www.watchstage.com), or by downloading the app to view on AppleTV, iOS, Android and ROKU. “We are ecstatic to be celebrating our opening night, adding more titles to our catalog for subscription-based users,” said Rich Affannato, chairman, CEO and co-founder of STAGE.  “This premium content includes the pilot episodes of three STAGE original programs – ‘Studio Sessions,’ ‘Thursday in the Park’ and ‘We Can Cook ...

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Bitmovin works out higher quality virtual fitness classes for Classpass

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that ClassPass is using the Bitmovin Video Player to provide enriched, immersive live and on demand at-home workouts to its subscribers. The Bitmovin Video Player provides ClassPass with a fully customizable, dynamic interface that enables seamless delivery of sophisticated platform overlays such as real-time metrics, a live leaderboard, heart rate monitor and calorie tracker. The Player supports key online and mobile devices, plus Chromecast for workouts on large screen televisions, and customizes the on-screen presentation across these devices so users can be seamlessly guided through the in-app experience and workouts. “ClassPass ...

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Stringr Secures Over $1 Million in Recent Funding, Company Funding Totals $4.6 Million

New York, NY (October 3, 2018) – Stringr, the premier marketplace that allows media organizations to buy video footage from both amateur and professional videographers in an efficient, streamlined process, today announced it has raised more than $1million in a new round of financing. New investors include The Associated Press and Advection Growth Capital with follow-on investments from McClatchy and G5 Capital. Founded in 2014, Stringr has secured a total of $4.6 million in financing to date. Recent funding has helped the company grow rapidly, developing the platform into an end-to-end video solution for media companies. Stringr’s clients can source, ...

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Wisycom USA Brings Wireless Audio Solutions to AES 2018

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 3, 2018 – Wisycom USA, which was established this year to grow the Italy-based Wisycom brand throughout the Americas, is exhibiting for the first time at AES (Booth 430). The show is the perfect avenue to present its range of wireless audio products, including its latest diversity receivers and RF solutions for the crowded wireless spectrum. “We are very excited to be presenting Wisycom products for the first time ever at AES,” says Jim Dugan, President, Wisycom USA. “Our attendance at AES will help us to further grow the brand’s presence in the United States, and the ...

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NAB NY 2018: TSL Products Showcases Updates to Broadcast Control Systems and Advanced Audio Monitoring Solutions

New York – October 3, 2018 – At NAB NY (Booth N136), TSL Products will showcase updates and product additions to its Broadcast Control Systems in partnership with U.S.-based, DNF Controls. Other show highlights include advancements to its audio monitoring solutions, including updated capabilities for its PAM1-IP and PAM2-IP Precision Audio Monitors supporting SMPTE ST-2110 networks and Ember+ for edge device deployment.   TSL Products and DNF Controls’ Integrated Broadcast Control Systems As part of its strategic partnership, TSL Products and DNF Controls benefit from integrated products and expanded operations. This partnership has enhanced TSL’s advanced broadcast control system by ...

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PBT EU launched new Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT at IBC2018

 – Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT at IBC2018 now featuring in Berlin at The Languages & The Media 2018 Conference –  Demonstrations at IBC also featured EXEcutor™ Media Integrator –    At IBC 2018, PBT EU successfully launched its new Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT powered by Profuz Digital, providing users greater freedom of choice in how they work with desktop or cloud applications. PBT EU also introduced at IBC, innovative developments in its own brand EXEcutor™ Media Integrator module which continues to expand capabilities offering scalable and robust infrastructure to meet the needs that broadcasters, on demand video, and OTT content ...

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Marshall Electronics Announces New HDBaseT™ Receiver

TORRANCE, CA, OCTOBER 3, 2018 – Marshall Electronics releases a new HDBaseT™ receiver, the Marshall VAC-HT48-PoE-R. The VAC-HT48-PoE-R receiver converts an HDBaseT signal to HDMI 1.4, supplying 48V power and allowing control via RS-485/232. “The VAC-HT48-PoE-R provides optimal compatibility and fluidity when paired with Marshall cameras or any other HDBaseT equipment,” says Tod Musgrave, Director of Cameras at Marshall Electronics. “This powerful new receiver was designed to offer users a simple but direct solution in the form of a single cable, converting HDBaseT into a controllable power supply.” Receiving uncompressed video up to 4K30 through a single CAT 6a/7 cable ...

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Shanghai Media Group Chooses ChyronHego’s Virtual Placement

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Oct. 3, 2018 — The Shanghai Media Group (SMG), one of China’s largest media organizations, has adopted Virtual Placement, ChyronHego‘s industry-leading tool for incorporating striking virtual graphics into live broadcasts. SMG is using Virtual Placement to strengthen its brand presence and create new revenue opportunities during its broadcasts of Super League games of the Chinese Football Association. “Virtual Placement is the industry’s most sophisticated tool for placing eye-catching virtual graphics within a program that not only grab the viewer’s attention but enrich the acute nature of visual storytelling. When we looked for tools that could help us ...

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USA Network’s Queen of the South uses Blackmagic Design Cameras to Capture Gritty Style

Hollywood, CA – October 2, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that USA Network’s “Queen of the South” used Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Cameras extensively, and URSA Mini Pro, to capture a wide range of imagery for season three of the series. Director of Photography Abe Martinez, who started with the show as 2nd Unit Cinematographer, took over reigns as first unit DP this season, and immediately brought his passion for innovate camera work to the show’s main unit. Queen of the South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) and her beginnings in Jalisco, Mexico, where in an effort to escape ...

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Paywizard study shows European TV operators are failing to use subscriber data to ensure a positive customer experience

Interviews with top executives from broadcasters, telcos, pay-TV operators and OTT services reveal that all see customer data analytics as a critical strategic aim Yet vast majority lack tools to provide the subscriber insight they need to precisely target consumer engagement and ensure a positive customer experience All operators interviewed for the study plan to increase use of customer analytics throughout the customer journey over the next 12-18 months London, 3rd October, 2018 – Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced that a new study of major European broadcasters, pay-TV operators, telcos and over-the-top ...

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Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT

Magewell Introduces New Dual-Channel 4K Capture Card with Workflow-Simplifying Loop-Through Connectivity

Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT captures two channels of 4K video at 60fps while reducing infrastructure costs and complexity with HDMI loop-through October 3, 2018 — Nanjing, China: Combining full 60fps 4K support with dual-channel density and the workflow convenience of signal loop-through connectivity, Magewell today introduced the Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT, the newest member of its renowned Pro Capture family of PCI Express video capture hardware. The company will showcase the new card in booth N1119 at NAB Show New York, taking place October 17-18 in New York City. The quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness ...

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Leading Spanish Broadcasting Services Provider Lavinia Turns to LiveU

Spain-based Lavinia has recently turned to LiveU to increase the quality of its newsgathering technologies and to handle the increasing demands placed on news operations. Lavinia provides complete outsourced newsgathering services to many broadcasters in Spain and all over the world (through its international division, Alice Production, based in Brussels). Lavinia provides services in Spain to nationwide broadcasters such as Mediaset España, the market leader, which owns and operates seven free-to-air TV channels, as well as to many other regional broadcasters. Lavinia also has recently launched an international broadcast division to cover breaking news around the world and is taking ...

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Artel Video Systems at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

At SMPTE 2018, Artel will feature an integrated, end-to-end, IP-centric demo area designed to address customers’ growing requirements as they migrate toward all-IP or hybrid IP/SDI networks. Artel’s exhibit will showcase the company’s expanding portfolio, including solutions for SMPTE ST 2110, AES67, SMPTE ST 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching, and ARQ Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) for OTT streaming. Quarra PTP Ethernet Switches The Quarra family of PTP-enabled switches offers the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588-compliant timing and synchronization. The switches support SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2059-2, permitting interoperable use of IP-based media equipment with conventional genlocked SDI equipment. They ...

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