Technology

HPA Calls for Proposals for the 2023 Tech Retreat

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 13:00 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has issued a call for proposals for the main program and breakfast roundtables for the 2023 HPA Tech Retreat. The event, which draws a full complement of innovative thinkers working at the intersection of artistry and technology, will take place February 20-23 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Soa in Rancho Mirage, California.

Arri to Receive the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:31 -- Nick Dager

The Television Academy has announced that Arri will receive the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award for its more than a century of designing and manufacturing camera and lighting systems as well as its development of systemic technological solutions and service networks for a worldwide complex of film, broadcast, and media industries. The 74th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards ceremony will take place September 28 in Los Angeles.

AI Tech Company DGene Opens L.A. Office

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:00 -- Nick Dager

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of artificial intelligence technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that it says can leverage artificial intelligence and computer vision for entertainment content creation. According to the company, DGene offers proprietary solutions for virtual production, visual effects, digital restoration, volumetric and holographic capture, and the creation of virtual actors and digital influencers

ETC Co-Founder Elizabeth Daley to be Honored Tonight

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:45 -- Nick Dager

Twenty-five years ago, when digital entertainment was nascent, filmmaker George Lucas and University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley envisioned the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to bridge the divide between technologists and filmmakers. Today, [email protected] is celebrating a quarter century as Hollywood's premiere think tank and research center dedicated to emerging technology's impact on professional content. This evening, at its annual Studio Technology Leader's Dinner, ETC will commemorate its anniversary and honor Dean Daley with the Bob Lambert Technology Leadership Award.

Announcing the 2016 Catalyst Awards

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 13:31 -- Nick Dager

Digital Cinema Report will, once again, present a Catalyst Award to the best new technology introduced at this year’s CinemaCon. The National Association of Theatre Owners’ annual trade show convenes at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas April 11-14. With the digital cinema transition essentially over and virtual print fee agreements drawing to a close, exhibitors have turned their attention to the future. Quality content is essential to the success of any movie theatre but today more is needed to remain competitive.

Don’t Say Drones

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:36 -- James Mathers

[Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from the Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter, July 2014, and is published with the author’s permission.]
The world is abuzz with talk of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and in order to avoid conjuring up images of CIA missile strikes, or NSA spying, I’ll avoid using their more common name – drone. The technological and commercial promise of this mode of aviation seems boundless. Amazon talks of delivering packages this way someday soon. Someday you might order a pizza and a UAV will make a beeline navigating by GPS over traffic right to your door. But as things stand today, professional filmmakers in the United States are not allowed to use UAVs on a movie shoot.

Archimedia Master Player Upgrade Supports Closed Captions, Subtitles

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality, has released Archimedia Master Player v2.1, an update to its software that frame-accurately plays all common archiving and master formats in use today. Version 2.1 adds precise support for timed text, commonly known as closed captions or subtitles, regardless of the standard or vendor — a feature that is especially useful for media companies that work with multiple standards and proprietary caption formats.

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