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The motion picture industry is slowly but steadily moving to metadata.
»POSTED on February 26, 2015
As the National Association of Broadcasters convention approaches, one topic that seems likely to get a lot of attention is the Interoperable Master Format. The motion picture industry as a whole is starting to coalesce around the concept of relying completely on metadata to carry content through the entire production, post-production and delivery... //READ MORE

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All Archimedia products now feature HDMI 2.0. HDMI 2.0 Now Standard in All Archimedia 4K/UHD Appliances
»POSTED on March 26, 2015
Archimedia, a company whose technology brings precise media intelligence to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced that HDMI 2.0 outputs are now a standard feature of Atlas 4K/UHD and Atlas Extreme and will be included in all future 4K/UHD and Extreme appliances. Now all media professionals from all facets of the media and entertainment business — from broadcasting to filmmaking, quality control to archiving — can reap the benefits of the long-awaited, new HDMI 2.0 interface through Archimedia's reference appliances.
Kionte Storey training Kionte Storey Documentary Supports Wounded Warriors
»POSTED on March 25, 2015
Those who serve our country do so by choice and with courage and honor. When wounded servicemen and women are forced to return home long before they are ready, many end up feeling like they no longer serve a purpose and struggle with day-to-day living. When Marine Corporal Kionte Storey lost his leg and suffered other injuries during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he made a conscious choice upon his return home that he would not only overcome his injuries, but also help and inspire other soldiers to overcome theirs as well.
The Invitation Modern VideoFilm Sends The Invitation to SXSW
»POSTED on March 25, 2015
Continuing its support for quality independent films, Modern VideoFilm provided post-production services for The Invitation in advance of its world premiere at this month’s SXSW Film Festival. The facility’s role comprised editorial conforming, final color grading, technical support and deliverables, the latter including a Digital Cinema Package master for the festival screening.
The Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award The Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award
»POSTED on March 25, 2015
Digital Cinema Report is pleased to announce the introduction of the Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award. The first award winners will be chosen from among the companies exhibiting at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 11-16. The winners will be those products, technologies or services that best help advance the motion picture business.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Fixing the DCP
»POSTED on March 24, 2015
The digital cinema rollout brought cinemas everywhere to a uniform technology, for the first time in generations, and perhaps for the last time ever. This one-time event is often celebrated as the new norm. But in truth, it is anything but normal. Consider the distribution challenges of just one movie – last year’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – and you’ll begin to understand what I mean. Diversity is already returning to the cinema footprint. To best live with it, we need better tools to manage it. To do that, we need to fix the digital cinema package.
Harmonic ProView 7100 Harmonic Introduces World's First Integrated Receiver-Decoder With HEVC Support
»POSTED on March 23, 2015
Harmonic today announced that the company's ProView 7100 is the industry's first single-rack, multiformat, integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor to support the HEVC standard. As part of an end-to-end HEVC-based video transmission system offered by Harmonic, the ProView 7100 enables video content and service providers to decode HEVC compressed streams up to 1080p60 resolution, maximizing bandwidth efficiency for broadcast service delivery while maintaining pristine video quality.