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Pond5 Announces World’s Largest Collection of Royalty-Free Editorial Video Featuring Content from Reuters and Other Leading Global News Organizations

New York City, NY – June 19, 2019 – Pond5, the world’s largest royalty-free video marketplace, today announced the launch of its industry-disrupting, royalty-free Editorial collection, featuring timely footage from the worlds of current events, sports, and entertainment, plus a wealth of video from citizen journalists, who are able to capture unique footage in the moment, as it unfolds. Access to high-quality news footage has traditionally been subjected to complicated licensing structures at high prices. With this collection, Pond5 is reinventing an industry largely known for a strict rights-managed approach. The new royalty-free model for this content gives filmmakers ...

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Mobile Viewpoint’s IP Transmission Products Use Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink Micro

Fremont, CA – June 12, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Mobile Viewpoint, a leader in IP contribution solutions, is using DeckLink SDI Micro and DeckLink Micro Recorder in a number of their popular IP broadcast products. DeckLink products, the world’s highest quality PCIe capture and playback cards, are used in Mobile Viewpoint’s Terralink Mini, Terralink Mini-M, Agile Airlink and Baselink product lines. Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of IP transmission solutions for both the broadcast and security industries. Its H.264 and H.265 HEVC codec implementations and range of artificial intelligence driven production ...

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MOG Integrates NewTek NDI® into mxfSPEEDRAIL

MOG Technologies, the worldwide supplier of end-to-end solutions for professional media, today announces full support on NewTek’s NDI®, the most widely adopted and used IP technology in the world for transporting video, audio and metadata over standard 1Gb. Ethernet networks. The integration means that MOG’s central ingest solution can now support NDI input/output for recording and live production with mxfSPEEDRAIL’s new mediaNDI, a software application specifically designed to support NDI video gateway to record four streams of NDI in Avid, OP1a, QT, MP4, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XAVC, FLV, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WebM, MPEG-DASH WebM, MPEG-TS, Matroska, and IMF formats. The solution ...

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Switch Media adds Bitmovin Video Player to deliver seamless high-quality video to audiences on any screen

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – June 19, 2019 – Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that world-class video solution provider Switch Media, has added the Bitmovin Video Player to its MediaHQ product suite. The integration will enable Switch Media to offer content providers the ability to deliver the best quality video content to any network or device at scale and in record time-frames. The first product to market using the Bitmovin Player technology is Freeview Australia’s Freeview FV Web. The product enables viewers across Australia to watch and plan all free-to-air TV, or access on-demand shows using their online browsers. Switch Media offers ...

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Grass Valley Delivers the Newsroom System of Choice for LATAM Broadcasters

MONTREAL – 9:00 CET June 19, 2019 – Grass Valley’s all-in-one media production platform, GV STRATUS, has been selected to deliver end-to-end newsroom capability by three major LATAM broadcasters: TV Bahia, TV Integração and TV Pajuçara. These partnerships cement Grass Valley’s position as the market leader in live production, making it the clear choice for broadcasters across this region. GV STRATUS enables broadcasters to get stories to air first, leveraging its powerful, flexible and agile toolset to simplify workflows within the news production environments. Today’s consumers demand breaking news stories and compelling, relevant content, delivered simultaneously across multiple devices. As a result, broadcasters need ...

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Entertainment Content Studio HOBO Films Launches; Unveils First 5 Minutes Of New Episodic Drama “The System”

Howard Bowler, the Founder/President of Green Point Creative, the marijuana advocacy branding agency, and HOBO, the award-winning creative audio studio known for its work in features, television and advertising; has announced the launch of HOBO Films, a long-form original content development company. In conjunction with the launch of the company, they have released the first five-minutes of episode 1 of “The System,” a scripted, dramatic coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the war on drugs. The show was created by Bowler and features actress Lolita Foster from the Netflix show “Orange Is The New Black.” HOBO Films is currently pursuing distribution options with ...

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Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects

PORTLAND, ORE. (PRWEB) JUNE 18, 2019 Red Giant today announced VFX Suite, an all-new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe® After Effects®, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®. Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a powerful toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, lightning-fast and accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, beautiful prismatic displacement effects and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics. “The VFX Suite was built from the ground up for visual effects artists in need of powerful, fast and professional tools that they can ...

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Qoncept Inc., Uses DeckLink SDI Micro for Pitching Tracking System Baseboy

Fremont, CA – June 18, 2019 – Blackmagic Design announced today that Blackmagic’s DeckLink SDI Micro was used for capture and playback with the pitching tracking system “Baseboy,” a newly announced system by Qoncept Inc. capable of visualizing a ball’s path and interlocking with a camera feed. Baseboy was first used, in conjunction with a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, in the recent Japan/US international baseball match, Samurai Japan Series 2019, broadcast by TV Asahi as Japan’s first realtime baseboy analysis system. Qoncept owns their own image process technology centered on AR (Augumented Reality), and offers technology to various fields, such ...

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Sigma Father’s Day Promotion Extended Through June 30, 2019

Ronkonkoma, NY – June 18, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has extended its Father’s Day promotion until June 30, 2019. This means that shoppers have an additional twelve days to capitalize on phenomenal savings on 11 select Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses as well as the Mount Converter MC-11. Included in this special promotion is the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, the true Sigma flagship lens. The first Art lens released under the Sigma Global Vision moniker, the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a staple focal length for photographers. The ...

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Simplestream Put the OTT In IDEAL SYSTEMS’ Enterprise Media Platform

TUESDAY 18th June, 2019 – LONDON –Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announced today that its Cloud TV platform has been selected by IDEAL Systems, the leading systems architect in Broadcasting, Audio Visual and Media Technology, to provide the OTT element of its new Enterprise Media Platform. The IDEAL Systems’ Enterprise Media Platform is a white label offering that enables content owners to provide high-quality broadcast and OTT services and will make its debut at Broadcast Asia 2019 (Booth 6J3-14, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, 18th– 20th June 2019). “Media distribution is evolving rapidly and an increasing ...

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STV Minsk Leverages Future-Ready OB Capability with Grass Valley Solutions Ahead of 2019 European Games

MONTREAL – June 18, 2019 – Grass Valley solutions have been chosen to form the core infrastructure and production capability of a brand new HD OB truck commissioned by Stolichnoe Televidenie (STV) Minsk. The project is part of the broadcaster’s wider migration to HD and preparation for the 2019 European Games, taking place in Minsk from June 21-30, which STV will support with equipment and broadcast services. A long-standing Grass Valley customer, the Belarus national broadcaster – one of three across the country – has deployed six LDX 82 cameras, two LDX 86 HighSpeed cameras, a 2ME Kahuna 4800 production ...

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Densitron appoints Simon Jones as Managing Director

Kent, UK, 18 June 2019 – Densitron, global market leader in Human Machine Interface and display technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Jones as Managing Director. Jones’ appointment is a critical part of parent company Quixant plc’s ongoing strategic development of the business. Jon Jayal, Quixant’s CEO stated “Simon brings the focus and leadership we need to realise the exciting growth potential in Densitron. He will achieve this by disciplined execution of a market focused strategy combined with driving exciting new product developments into the market. This growth will complement the current successful core business performance.” Quixant ...

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FOR-A Corporation of Americas Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.

Cypress, CA, June 17, 2019 – FOR-A Corporation of America announces the appointment of Mike Buchanan as Western Regional Sales Manager. Buchanan was most recently an executive with the Burbank-based systems integration firm, SIT Group, and was previously with Kramer Electronics. He will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office. In his new role, Buchanan will be responsible for sales in CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, ID, AZ, NM, CO, WY, MT, AK, and HI which comprise FOR-A’s western United States region. He reports to Ken Truong, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “Given Mike’s history at some of the ...

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Periscope Post & Audio Launches in Hollywood

Industry vet Ben Benedetti tapped to lead new facility offering full-service sound and picture post. HOLLYWOOD—Chicago-based Periscope Post & Audio has expanded to the West Coast, opening a 22,000 square foot sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The new site, located at 6860 Lexington Avenue near Highland, will offer a full range of post services including dailies, editorial, color grading, sound editing and mixing. Key resources include a theatrical mix stage with Dolby Atmos capability, three additional mix stages for home theater and streaming content, also Atmos capable, and five color grading and finishing suites, two with 4K capability ...

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ABS-CBN Expands News Workflow Capability with Dalet

Singapore – June 17, 2019 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that Philippines media group ABS-CBN Corporation has deployed Dalet Unified News Operations powered by the Dalet Galaxy five Media Asset Management (MAM), Workflow Orchestration and Editorial platform, at its regional Cebu City station. The turnkey news solution deployed by Dalet enables the broadcaster to break news faster and offers the agility to expand seamlessly to support multi-site workflows. ABS-CBN Corporation, headquartered in Quezon City, is the Philippines’ largest entertainment and media conglomerate by revenue, assets, and number of ...

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Roto Artist Chris La Jump Starts His Career at RSP Education

Adelaide, South Australia— Adelaide native Chris La grew up enamored with movie magic. As a young man in 2016, he took a step toward turning his infatuation into a lifetime career by enrolling in Rising Sun Pictures’ Graduate Certificate Program in Compositing and Tracking. Conducted on the premises of the award-winning visual effects studio, the program required long hours and plenty of hard work, but, for Chris, the investment paid off as he is now employed as a Roto and Clean-Up Artist at Method Studios in Melbourne. There he has had the opportunity to work on a string of hit ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Out of This World Sound For “Men in Black™: International”

Culver City, Calif.– Sound production for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services on the studio lot in Culver City. Three-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer/supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul N. J. Ottosson led the sound team in delivering a host of ingenious sound elements to support the film’s colorful cast of characters, super-charged action scenes and extraterrestrial comedy. Like the preceding Men in Black films, Men in Black: International centers on a secret organization intent on protecting Earth from the scum of the universe as they face a new alien ...

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WFIE Improves Live Sports, Breaking News Web Content with JVC ProHD Studio 4000S Streaming Studio

WAYNE, NJ (June 17, 2019) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced WFIE, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Ind. (DMA #103), is using its ProHD Studio 4000S live sports production and streaming studio to produce breaking news and local sports coverage for the web. Owned by Gray Television, the station originally purchased the system last summer in time for high school football season. “We had been considering the idea of streaming live high school sports on our website, and JVC’s studio-in-a-box solution seemed like an affordable way to consolidate the equipment needed for multi-camera ...

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