March – April 2012

Editorial

  • OLD HAND, NEW TRICKS

    It’s the ‘great content shift’, powered by mobility and storage capacity as much as exponentially increasing processors in consumer electronic devices. Nowhere is this more evident than in the microcosm that is the NAB Show.… Read More

Newsroom

  • EDITSHARE GETS IT OUT IN 168 HOURS

    Boston – EditShare recently joined up with Doug Braddock and his production crew to sponsor the team’s efforts in completing the fi lm Mirror Mirror in just seven days for the 168 Hour Film Project, a competition in which production teams have exactly one week – no more, no less – to fi lm and edit an 11-minute movie.… Read More

  • GEARING UP FOR CINECAST 3D ASIA EXPO 2012

    Kuala Lumpur – The best of digital fi lm production gear, stereoscopic 3D technology, visual effects solutions, set building, online gaming, and other fi lm technology will be showcased at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur from July 11 to 13 as part of the CINECAST 3D Asia Expo 2012.… Read More

  • GRAMMY AWARDS TELECAST AIDED BY GRASS VALLEY LIVE PRODUCTION TOOLS

    San Francisco, California – Grass Valley live production technologies were central to the broadcast of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards (Grammys) telecast on February 12.… Read More

  • MATROX ADDS NEW FEATURES TO CONVERT DVI PLUS HD-SDI SCAN CONVERTER

    Montreal – Matrox has added new features to its Matrox Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters, which is used to create broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, video games, and web browser sessions.… Read More

  • CAPTURING SUPERNATURAL SPEEDS IN ‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’

    Burbank, California – When cinematographer Dave Perkal signed on for the new season of the highly unusual series The Vampire Diaries, he made sure his camera package included 2575 heads from OConnor.… Read More

  • ABS-CBN EXPANDS ETERE SYSTEM

    The Philippine TV network ABS–CBN Global, recently chose Etere to integrate its production facility for Global channel.… Read More

  • U.S.-CHINESE FILM PACT OPENS UP CHINA FILM MARKET TO MORE PLAYERS

    Los Angeles – The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) recently praised the U.S.-Chinese Film Agreement, which will offer unprecedented opportunities for the U.S. Independent fi lm industry in China.… Read More

  • BLACKMAGIC DESIGN LAUNCHES VIDEOHUB 4.9

    Beijing, China – Blackmagic Design has released Videohub 4.9, a new software update that adds new macro support as well as advanced network based confi guration of control panels for its range of Videohub SDI routers and Smart Control panels.… Read More

  • CCTV ORDERS PRODUCTION EQUIPMENTS FROM VITEC VIDEOCOM

    Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom – CCTV, the state broadcaster in China, is developing a new channel that will bring news and magazine programming from around the country. To support this extensive new operation it has invested more than $1.2 million in tripods, lighting and bags from Vitec Videocom.… Read More

  • ANTON/BAUER SUPPLIES KOREA’S MBC WITH DIONIC HC BATTERIES

    Korea – Anton/Bauer recently equipped Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), a Korean public broadcaster, with 30 Dionic HC batteries. This increases the broadcaster’s inventory to 130 Anton/Bauer batteries for use in the newsroom as well as for sports and other cable programming.… Read More

  • REFINING FOR THE US AND CHINA

    Singapore – Refi nery Media, a local full-service media production company, has broken into the US and China markets this year with branded content in the form of reality TV series, SupermodelMe.… Read More

  • BROADCASTASIA 2012 FOCUSES ON CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES

    Singapore – BroadcastAsia has taken the leap forward by setting sights beyond broadcasting to spotlight the convergence of technologies and solutions that are relevant to the fast-changing media landscape. Trade visitors at BroadcastAsia this year will get an opportunity to preview live demonstrations of groundbreaking technologies such as Cloud Broadcasting and Over-the-Top (OTT) technology.… Read More

  • SEVEN NETWORK UPGRADES FLAGSHIP NEWS CENTER

    Newbury, UK – Australia’s Seven Network has placed an order with Quantel to upgrade its fl agship Sydney news center to a fully fi lebased, HD capable operation.… Read More

  • J.EDGAR AND GLEE TAKE TOP AWARDS FROM THE SOC

    Los Angeles – Stephen Campanelli, SOC and Andrew Mitchell, SOC claimed top honours in the two competitive categories at the 2012 Society of Camera Operators (SOC) Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards celebration in the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.… Read More

  • DNAP LAUNCHES FIRST TIME FILMMAKERS KOREA

    Seoul – In conjunction with the fi rst anniversary of Discovery Channel Korea, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacifi c (DNAP) has launched the First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Korea, a project designed to help develop and support the documentary storytelling skills of Korean fi lmmakers.… Read More

  • A HIERO COMES ALONG

    London – The Foundry has launched a brand new software called Hiero, which is a lightweight shot manager for VFX. Hiero has been built from the ground up to create a smooth VFX workfl ow out of the box to improve effi ciency and increase shot throughput volume.… Read More

  • FINALLY: CANON LAUNCHES EOS 5D MARK III

    Singapore – Canon Singapore has unveiled the EOS 5D Mark III, the highly anticipated successor to the popular EOS 5D Mark II, which redefi ned DSLR usage in photography and fi lmmaking.… Read More

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