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April 18th, 2014
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
Post Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014
Industry Pros and Indie Filmmakers Offer Courses on Lighting, Creature Design, and VFX for Films; Presentations from Students on Award-Winning Shorts
Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Through a series of presentations by both student teams and professional artists, attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.
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Ready-to-use 4K Broadcast Graphics Solution from Ventuz and Blackmagic at NAB
Ventuz and Blackmagic Partner Up at NAB 2014 To Showcase A Cost-Efficient, Off-The-Shelf 4K Broadcast Graphics Workflow In Booth #SL11127. Software/hardware Integration Enables Live, On-Air Broadcast Graphics Without Pre-Rendering.
Ventuz Technology, developer of resolution-independent, real-time graphics software and Blackmagic Design, manufacturer of creative video technology join forces to provide an affordable, off-the-shelf solution that can be used today for 4K Ultra HD broadcasts.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus Touchmonitor
Ultra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
FUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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Latest Version of DaVinci Resolve Improves EDIUS Integration
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Supports Grass Valley’s HQ/HQX Codec to Streamline Workflow
Grass Valley, a Belden brand, announces that EDIUS 7 users can now benefit from HQ/HQX support with Blackmagic Design’s latest version of its color corrector software, DaVinci Resolve 11 – which is being unveiled at NAB 2014. This provides EDIUS users with a smoother import/export workflow with quick access to a powerful and creative color correction toolset. DaVinci Resolve handles complex color grades, multi-point tracking, blurs, and more.
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Lyon Video Upgrades OB Vans with Grass Valley’s New LDX XtremeSpeed 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Cameras & K2 Dyno Replay System
Pioneering Technology of the LDX XS Teamed with K2 Dyno Provides Uncompromised Performance and Storytelling Ability for Lyon’s Mobile Productions
For cutting-edge productions within its mobile production fleet, veteran mobile broadcaster Lyon Video has purchased two LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras, two XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions, and a K2 Dyno Replay System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Introduced at NAB 2014, the powerful new LDX XtremeSpeed camera delivers instant time-to-air capabilities and integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output. Lyon Video's LDX XS cameras will be teamed up with the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System with its AnySpeed dynamic playback technology to provide smooth playback at any speed from 0% to 200% and all speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. This will dramatically expand the ability of replay operators to tell a compelling story during replays to keep viewers engaged.
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Mobile TV Group Upgrades Eight Mobile Units with Grass Valley Ultra Slow-Motion Technology
Sixteen LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and Eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems Modernize MTVG’s Replay and Highlights Workflow
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade eight of its dual-feed mobile production trucks with a workflow that delivers stunning imagery with super and ultra slow-motion replays for its clients. MTVG has purchased 16 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems for the delivery of compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlights packages. Seven FOX Sports regional networks will receive these systems along with one for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Each mobile unit will have two ultra slow-motion cameras.
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Audio Professionals
The Trouble With Rain: Designing the Sounds of Noah
The Trouble With Rain: Designing the Sounds of NoahTo add new dimensions to the soundscapes of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Supervising Sound Editor Craig Henighan took advantage of the new Dolby Atmos mixing stage at Deluxe New York to place movie audiences in the middle of the storm.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Tim Wilson on 04/14/2014
Audio Professionals
Soundelux's Wilhoit Recreates Sonic World for End of Watch
Soundelux's Wilhoit Recreates Sonic World for End of WatchMichael D. Wilhoit, supervising sound editor at Soundelux, collaborated with director David Ayers on the sound track for End of Watch, a critically acclaimed police thriller that takes viewers into the lives of two policemen who become the targets of a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. The movie is stylistically "found footage," and Wilhoit's challenge was to create a soundtrack that matched the movie's gritty immediacy and realism.
Feature, People / Interview by Debra Kaufman on 10/12/2012
Audio Professionals
Drive garners Oscar Nom for Soundelux's Lon Bender and Victor Ennis Garner
Drive garners Oscar Nom for Soundelux's Lon Bender and Victor Ennis GarnerOscar nominated Soundelux Supervising Sound Editors Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis & team take the audience of "Drive" on an aural trip.
Feature, People / Interview by Debra Kaufman on 01/16/2012
Audio Professionals
A Look at Alan Parsons Art & Science of Sound Recording
A Look at Alan Parsons Art & Science of Sound RecordingIf you are one of the many people working in film and broadcast that has been wanting to sharpen your skills in audio production -- or just become more aware of its principles and dynamics -- Creative COW's Ronald Lindeboom points to a series that is near to guaranteed to expand your working knowledge of audio.
Review by Ronald Lindeboom on 12/30/2011
Audio Professionals
sE Electronics' USB2200a and Reflexion Filter
sE Electronics' USB2200a and Reflexion FilterSam McGuire demonstrates the quality and effectiveness of two sE Electronics' products. The USB2200a is a USB/XLR hybrid microphone which is extremely low noise (I didn't believe it until I heard it.) The "Reflexion Filter" is an acoustics baffle used to create a studio environment in any room. For a combined price of under $600 this is a relatively affordable, portable, and high quality solution for all of your VO needs.
Review, Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Sam McGuire on 11/08/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Quick Tip - Creating the ROCKY effect
FCP Quick Tip - Creating the ROCKY effectCreating the "ROCKY" video inside text look in Final Cut Pro is almost as easy as it is to create inside of Avid's Media Composer, and there's no need to go into Apple's Motion to do it! Just use FCP.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P. McAuliffe on 05/24/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Quick Tip - Copy & Pasting Attributes
FCP Quick Tip - Copy & Pasting AttributesWhen editing, speed and accuracy are two things that make a great editor. In this FCP Quick Tip, copying effects from one shot to another might be "common knowledge", but what about having the ability to copy not only effects, but clip attributes as well, and being able to do it in a second. That's a trick that will amaze your clients every time.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P. McAuliffe on 05/15/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Quick Tip - Importing Image Sequences
FCP Quick Tip - Importing Image SequencesAre you stuck trying to figure out an easy way to import an image sequence into Final Cut Pro? In this quick tip for FCP, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why QuickTime 7 will be your tool of choice for importing image sequences.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P. McAuliffe on 05/11/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Controlling Final Cut with an iPad
Controlling Final Cut with an iPadThis video tutorial demonstrates how to set up an iPad with the AC-7 Core app to control Final Cut Pro.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Sam Mcguire on 05/04/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Get: Dialog and metadata search for Final Cut Pro editors
Get: Dialog and metadata search for Final Cut Pro editorsIn this review, Los Angeles based director, editor, colorist, and Creative Cow Contributing Editor, David Roth Weiss, takes a look at a product aptly named "Get," from AV3 Software. It's a speech recognition search app for Final Cut Pro editors that will undoubtedly help get your projects completed faster and on the screen sooner.
Review by David Roth Weiss on 04/11/2011

Audio Panning Really Necessary for these Low-Budget Indie Films?
by Jeremy Cathey in the Audio Professionals Forum
Hello and Happy Thursday! I'm posting these newbie questions that may seem painfully simple but after multiple attempts utilizing Google without finding any solid answers, I figured this is the best spot to ask for some professional opinions. I'm in the process of making two feature films with small crews...
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