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RTW Presents New TM9 19-Inch Rack-Mount Solution to the U.S. Market at AES 2018

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 2, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will showcase its new 19-inch 4U rack-mount (MA4U) version of its TM9 TouchMonitor at AES 2018 (Booth 504G – Avid Pavilion). The reconfigured unit brings all the audio monitoring features of the standalone RTW TM9 in a new design that is more easily accessible to users in studio settings. The TM9 panel-mount version is 235 x 135 x 45 mm (appx 9.25 x 5.35 x 1.8 inches) without the power supply and is ideal ...

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Blackmagic Design Products Join Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Fremont, CA – October 02, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that it has joined the new Netflix Post Technology Alliance and that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, was chosen for three of the alliance’s four technology categories: “Color Grading,” “Editorial” and “IMF & Media Encoding.” Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro were also chosen in the alliance’s “Camera” category. The Post Technology Alliance is a program for manufacturers of products that generate or manage any kind of sound data, image data, or metadata from production through ...

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MultiDyne Fires its Latest SilverBULLET for Fiber-Optic Links

Highly portable solution is now 12G-capable, with new daisy-chained connection and centralized power benefits to support higher signal densities without the extra cabling Hauppauge, NY, October 2, 2018 — MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions today announces its next-generation SilverBULLET series, unveiled at IBC2018 in Amsterdam this month. The newest version of the patented, miniature fiber-optic link and signal conversion solution is a dramatic evolution from previous generations, with interlocked mounting, centralized power and built-in OLED monitoring that improves ease of use and systems management. MultiDyne’s SilverBULLET transmitters and receivers are highly portable and economical, making them equally useful for fixed links ...

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HITACHI SK-UHD4000 Cameras Enable Stellar 4K IMAG Quality for Vista Productions

Picture clarity, low visual noise and multi-format versatility enable superior in-venue experiences for concert and corporate event audiences Woodbury, NY, October 2, 2018 — Event production companies are increasingly embracing the visual clarity of 4K Ultra HD video for creating stunning in-venue displays. When Vista Productions equipped their first mobile truck to support their evolving needs at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) and other locations, they purchased six SK-UHD4000 4K UHD cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai)to enable the outstanding image quality and versatility they needed. Founded in 1982 and headquartered just south of Kansas City, ...

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Calrec Increases Asian Reach with three Brio Consoles Sold in India

HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, OCTOBER 2, 2018 — Calrec Audio has increased its footprint in Asia with the sale of three Brio36 audio consoles in the Indian broadcast market. Sun Broadcast Equipments New Delhi installed the consoles with a major international sports broadcaster for use across a variety of live sports events. “In a country like India, where the broadcast market is rapidly evolving but cost is often a primary factor in purchasing decisions, it’s important for us to offer economic solutions that allow media organizations to evolve their infrastructure. This is why we really like the Brio from Calrec. It ...

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Muse VFX Uses Fusion Studio on FX Networks’ Critically Acclaimed Drama Series, Legion

Fremont, CA – September 28, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based visual effects (VFX) house Muse VFX used Fusion 9 Studio, its VFX and motion graphics software, on FX’s critically acclaimed drama Legion. Led by Founders and VFX Supervisors John Gross and Fred Pienkos, the Muse VFX team used Fusion Studio for the second season of the hit television series. “A lot of our work on the show’s VFX revolved around characters and creatures, everything from monsters to mice,” said Pienkos. One of those creatures was the “Delusion Monster,” which began in the season’s first episode by ...

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Immersive VR Documentary Into the Now Filmed with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

Fremont, CA – September 27, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Director Michael Muller used 18 Micro Studio Camera 4Ks as part of two custom built virtual reality (VR) rigs to film “Into the Now,” an underwater VR documentary, which is the first in a series of films about marine life and the challenges facing our oceans today. Told through Muller’s personal journey of overcoming his fear of sharks, the film touches on the pressing issues that our oceans face, such as climate change, pollution and overfishing, while also serving as an educational tool for viewers to experience the oceans ...

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Incolor Uses DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel for Remote Grading from Overseas

Tokyo, Japan — October 1, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that Japanese post house Incolor installed DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio.Incolor, founded in 2015 by prominent photographer Shoji Uchida, specializes in remote grading by foreign colorists for commercials and music videos. One of the colorists whom Incolor often works with is Brandon Chavez, currently a freelance colorist with experience providing color correction on films, commercials and music videos. “Shoji knew Brandon well for years and when he heard that Brandon became a freelancer, he decided to start the company Incolor, hoping that he could start a remote ...

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IHSE Products at the Broadcast India 2018 Show

Draco vario Remote IP-CPU Extender IHSE will showcase its new Draco vario Remote IP-CPU extender module, an expansion of the company’s successful Draco vario series. This first-of-its-kind virtual KVM solution enables the integration of virtual servers into existing Draco tera KVM physical switch systems, creating a streamlined multitasking virtual environment where multiple operating systems and applications can be accessed directly from the physical consoles of the Draco KVM system. The IP-CPU extender module is particularly suited to control rooms with virtualized process automation, network operations centers that require real-time access to real and virtual target devices, and TV and film ...

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We Are Royale Adds Chad Howitt As Creative Director To Staff

Creative & digital agency We Are Royale (Royale) has welcomed Chad Howitt as Creative Director. Howitt, who brings a background in live-action production, VFX and design, will be based out of the agency’s Los Angeles office. “It’s not too often that you get to collaborate with some of the brightest creatives in the field, and it’s even rarer to have the opportunity for one of them to come on board as Creative Director,” says Brien Holman, We Are Royale Partner and Executive Creative Director. “Chad’s uncanny eye for design, married to his expertise in directing and CG production, will not only ...

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Timecode Systems Reveals UltraSync BLUE: A New Timecode-Over-Bluetooth Solution

UltraSync BLUE uses a new patented timing protocol from Timecode Systems to deliver unparalleled accuracy for the exchange of timecode over Bluetooth® WORCESTER, U.K. — Oct. 1, 2018 — Timecode Systems, a leading manufacturer of wireless sync technology, today introduced UltraSync BLUE. The first solution to use the company’s new patented timecode sync and control protocol, UltraSync BLUE transmits timecode to a recording device over Bluetooth® with sub-frame accuracy. UltraSync BLUE uses Bluetooth pairing to connect to a device. This enables timecode to be transmitted wirelessly from UltraSync BLUE directly into the media file of a connected device. “The beauty of this ...

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BoxCast Teams Up with Telestream to Integrate Wirecast Live Streaming Production Software with the BoxCast Platform

  Wirecast Integration Provides Direct Access to BoxCast Platform for Simple, High Quality Live Broadcasts   CLEVELAND, OH (October 1, 2018) – BoxCast (www.boxcast.com) today announced it has completed the integration of Telestream Wirecast with the BoxCast Platform.  Telestream Wirecast is the award-winning live video production software for Mac or Windows that has earned industry acclaim as the easiest way to create high quality live video webcasts from multiple sources, including webcams and screen shares, to using multiple cameras, graphics, and media for live events. As a result of the BoxCast/Wirecast integration, users can now easily stream high-quality video using ...

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Argosy and OCC link up to provide practical fibre solutions

  Deployable, high-capacity fibre reels for outside broadcast and touring   [LONG CRENDON, UK, 1st October, 2018] – Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast and AV cables and infrastructure products, has signed a VAR agreement with OCC, the world-leading supplier of deployable, armoured fibre cable assemblies. OCC will supply bulk cable to Argosy, which has the facilities to add connectors and tailor cables to the specific requirements of broadcasters and touring show production companies.   OCC has been a leader in tactical fibre cables for more than 30 years, starting out as a supplier to the US military. The ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore Diversity in STEM Employment at October Meeting

LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will examine the entertainment industry’s need for greater diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, in Hollywood. “Studios, production companies, postproduction facilities, and other employers in the entertainment industry need talent trained in STEM disciplines,” said SMPTE Hollywood Section Manager Ramón Bretón, CTO at 3rd i Digital. “Skilled technologists are essential to fueling further advancements in motion picture and broadcast content creation, and research has demonstrated that, ...

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VFX Legion Marks 5th Anniversary With Signing of Senior Artists and Evolution of its Pipeline

VFX Legion, the LA studio specializing in providing episodic television shows and feature films with efficient, high quality end-to-end visual effects services, recently marked its fifth anniversary with the signing of senior talent and refinements to its next-generation infrastructure that continues to evolve the company’s technical landscape. The expansion and upgrades further increase the studio’s capacity to handle multiple projects with large shot counts, complex effects and challenging budgets, while consistently meeting tight deadlines. The Burbank-based studio centrally manages visual effects for asteadystream of television shows that currently includes, ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ ‘Madam Secretary,’ and ‘Legends of ...

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BeckTV Adds Further Depth and Resources to Its Engineering Team With Three New Hires

Matt Weiss, Nik Kumar, and Paul Nijak Bring Senior Engineering and Leadership Experience to New Roles With BeckTV AUSTIN, Texas — Sept. 27, 2018 — BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier broadcast systems integrators, has significantly extended its engineering resources through three new appointments. Matt Weiss has joined the company as senior engineer and vice president, Eastern region, while Nik Kumar and Paul Nijak have joined the company as senior engineers. “Matt is a well-known and highly respected professional within the broadcast industry,” said Fred Beck, principal and senior systems engineer at BeckTV. “His numerous contacts across the East ...

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Call for Television Entries Announced by The American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now taking submissions for the television competition of its 33rd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The event, which will also salute the organization’s 100th anniversary, takes place February 9, 2019, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, and winners will be announced in all categories. Three categories comprise the TV awards: Episode of a Television Series – Commercial (half hour and one hour) Episode of a Television Series – Non-Commercial (half hour and one hour) Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for TV The deadline to enter is ...

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Wisycom is at The Core of Soundfish’s RF System Workflow

In just a short time since its launch last year, production sound company Soundfish has made quite a name for itself in the Italian reality TV market. With credits that range from Italia’s Got Talent and The Apprentice to The Great Italian Bake Off and MasterChef Italy, the Soundfish team works on both studio and ENG programs, using a vast array of Wisycom professional RF solutions to achieve an ideal sound. Chosen by Soundfish’s trio of principals, Matteo Olivari, Giacomo Avanza and Daniele Turi, who each worked as freelancers for more than 15 years, Wisycom has been the company’s go-to ...

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