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MATTHEWS Named “Exporter of the Year”

By PVC News Staff | May 04, 2009

Export Promotion Magazine/ThinkGlobal Inc. recently took advantage of a high-powered two-day seminar held at USC on doing business in the Asian/Pacific market, to present Burbank-based Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc. with their "Exporter of the Year" Award. Read More

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THE FOUNDRY’S NUKE AND FURNACE CHOSEN BY C.O.R.E. DIGITAL PICTURES FOR ADVANCED VFX PIPELINE

By PVC News Staff | May 04, 2009

Leading visual effects software developer The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) today announced that C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, the award-winning Toronto-based digital visual effects and animation company, has chosen to upgrade its entire VFX pipeline with Nuke and Furnace. The implementation will give all of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures' digital artists access to a consistent set of compositing and image-processing tools, and represents one of the industry's most advanced VFX pipelines. Read More

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VINTEN LAUNCHES BRAND NEW VISION AS RANGE

By PVC News Staff | May 04, 2009

Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand, chose NAB for the launch of a completely new range of Vision AS lightweight pan and tilt heads

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The brand new designs are the latest in the highly acclaimed Vision range of pan and tilt heads used by professionals around the world, including the award-winning Vision 100 and Vision 250. Read More

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New Low Profile™ Version of Litepanels® 1x1 uses only 3” of Headroom

By PVC News Staff | May 04, 2009

Litepanels®, a Vitec Group Company announces the new 1x1 Low Profile™ LED lighting fixture, designed to mount flat against a ceiling or wall while still delivering Litepanels renowned lighting for television or motion picture production. Read More

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New Century HD Lens Accessories for Sony PMW-EX3

By PVC News Staff | May 04, 2009

Schneider Optics now offers a full line of Century HD lens accessories ready to complement Sony's new PMW-EX3 (and EX-1) camcorder. Combining the highest quality materials, meticulous design, and ease of use in an affordable, low cost package, these state of the art optical add ons are designed to expand the capabilities of the standard lens supplied with the camera. Now operators can increase the field of view with no loss of ability to zoom, instantly shift the focal range to telephoto when needed, or enjoy the eye-popping angle of view and remarkable barrel distortion of the widest fisheye adapters on the market. Read More

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Digital Kitchen Standardizes on Boris Continuum Complete

By PVC News Staff | May 04, 2009

Award-Winning Creative Agency Chooses Boris Continuum Complete for Adobe After Effects

Boris FX , the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced that Digital Kitchen recently standardized on Boris Continuum Complete AE (BCC AE) for its Adobe After Effects systems, purchasing 65 licenses to give its artists a wide range of tools and plug-ins in one unified visual effects suite. Read More

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Pond5 Celebrates 150,000 Clips, Inaugurates Free Clip of the Week

By PVC News Staff | April 30, 2009

Breakout stock footage marketplace is now the fastest growing collection of inexpensive royalty-free footage on the web.

Stock footage marketplace Pond5.com (http://www.pond5.com) announced today that it has marked a significant new milestone: it now offers video producers over 150,000 broadcast quality, royalty-free HD and SD stock video clips available for instant download. Its collection has been doubling in size every 6 months since opening for business in early 2006. The site is now the fastest growing collection of stock video on the web, with an enthusiastic global following at all production levels. Read More

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Snell Strengthens Morpheus Control & Monitoring Platform

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Snell, the new company formed through the merger of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, announced today that it has significantly strengthened the capabilities of its industry-leading Morpheus Control & Monitoring (MCM) system. The enhancements, which enable MCM to handle the increasingly complex infrastructures of today's media environment, include the ability to monitor all products in an entire broadcast facility via a single graphical view; improvements to the system's rules engine; and a new Web interface, which is available free-of-charge. Read More

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Enhancements to Kahuna Production Switcher Enable Streamlined IT-Based Workflows

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Snell, the new company formed through the merger of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, will introduce a variety of enhancement for its acclaimed Kahuna multiformat SD/HD production switcher at the 2009 NAB Show. Read More

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Snell Launches 30 New Modular Infrastructure Products at the 2009 NAB Show

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Snell, the company formed through the merger of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, today announced the launch of a number of significant new products for its modular infrastructure range. At the 2009 NAB Show, the company will introduce 30 new modular processing products in its IQ Modular and Vistek product lines. These new modular components further confirm Snell as the broadcast industry's most versatile and flexible intelligent infrastructure range. Read More

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Thales Angenieux Extends Industry Leading “Rouge” Lens Lineup With New 16-42mm Optimo DP Lens

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Two Lenses In Acclaimed Optimo DP Series Now Cover 16-80mm Range

Thales Angenieux is showcasing its new Optimo Rouge 16-42mm large format digital zoom lens here at NAB 2009. This new addition to the highly acclaimed Optimo Rouge Series joins the company's Optimo Rouge 30-80mm lens to comprise a versatile lens package that covers a focal range of 16-80mm. Read More

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Snell’s New MachHD Motion-Compensated HDTV Standards Converter Makes NAB Debut

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Compact, Cost-Effective System Smoothes Transition to HD With High-Quality HD and SD Standards and Format Conversion

Snell, the company formed through the merger of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, will demonstrate its new MachHD, a compact, cost-effective motion-compensated HD and SD standards converter and format converter at the 2009 NAB Show. The MachHD offers high-quality motion-compensated standards and format conversion to support a smooth transition to HD in applications ranging from newsgathering, outside broadcasting, and mobile operations to dubbing and teleport/satellite operations. Read More

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Thales Angenieux and Binocle Showcase Solution For True 3D Stereoscopic Imaging

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Innovative Technique Eliminates Undesirable Effects

At this year's NAB trade show and conference, Thales Angenieux and Binocle are together previewing a ground-breaking imaging technique that will allow full 3D stereoscopic shooting without objectionable side effects. The solution combines perfectly paired optics with full motion control, along with advanced algorithms designed to alleviate viewing stress. Read More

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Snell to Launch Newsroom Automation Solution at 2009 NAB Show

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

New System Extends Kahuna Multiformat Switcher to Provide Complete and Fully Automated News Production Solution

Snell, the company formed through the merger of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, will unveil a complete newsroom automation solution based on its Kahuna SD/HD multiformat production switcher at the 2009 NAB Show. Taking full advantage of the Kahuna's industry-leading multiformat capabilities, the new solution brings heightened efficiencies, consistencies, and cost savings to production operations for flagship newscasts as well as 24-hour news programs. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces Media Express 2.0

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced Media Express 2.0 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux platforms. Media Express is a video capture and playback software application compatible with all Blackmagic Design DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity products. This new version is a major update that adds support for direct capture and playback of DPX, AVI and QuickTime files, as well as list based batch capture and playback. This software update also includes a major user interface overhaul. Read More

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Snell’s New Pro-Bel 800 Series SD/HD/3Gbps Router Breaks New Ground

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Incorporates Multiple Industry Firsts

Pro-Bel 800 Industry Firsts Include: * No-compromise design - the only router to provide 1152 x 1152 inputs and outputs, AND redundancy AND multiviewer outputs * System-friendly design loops inputs before crosspoints, enabling input video processing without "burning" input crosspoint * Full integration with MCM control and monitoring links facility-wide control and monitoring directly to router * Unique Catsii features simplify set-up and maintenance Read More

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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 6 Sparks for Autodesk Effects and Finishing Systems

By Scott Gentry | April 21, 2009

Nearly 180 Visual Effects Filters for Linux-based Autodesk Systems

Marlborough MA - April 20, 2009 - Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete 6 Sparks for Autodesk Effects and Finishing Systems (BCC 6 Sparks). Based on the Autodesk Sparks plug-in architecture, BCC 6 Sparks brings nearly 180 filters to Autodesk Smoke, Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame, and Autodesk Flint systems. The release features over 20 new filters including Pixel Fixer, DV Fixer, and Smooth Tone tools, Swish Pan, Lens Blur, Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, and Water Color effects, and OpenGL-accelerated effects such as Lightning, Prism, Scanline, and Tile Mosaic. Read More

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Thales Angenieux Showcases Academy Award®  Winning Optimo 35mm Film Lenses At NAB 2009

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Thales Angenieux, the premier manufacturer of high performance video and cinema lenses, is showcasing its industry renowned line of Optimo 35mm lenses here at NAB 2009. The company's engineering team received the Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in February, 2009 for the mechanical design of the compact and lightweight Angenieux 15-40mm and 28-76mm Optimo Lenses. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces Linux Support for DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced Linux support for DeckLink, Intensity and Multibridge products. Support includes the software driver, Media Express 2.0 and an SDK for developers. Linux support now means any DeckLink, Intensity and Multibridge product from Blackmagic Design can be plugged into computers running Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, and moved between platforms as customers choose. Read More

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Markertek Forms New European Branch With Acquisition of UK’s Composite Video, Ltd.

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Markertek, a leading broadcast and pro-audio supply house, today announced that it has acquired Composite Video Limited, located in London. The new operation will be known as Markertek UK and will be an e-commerce and catalogue supplier of professional broadcast equipment and accessories. Read More

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