Digital Cinema United, a content services company specializing in digital cinema package production and delivery services, has hired Ronnie Ycong to lead the company’s North America and Latin America region as executive vice president and general manager – Americas. At the same time the company announced the addition of Premiere Cinemas and Epic Theatres to its DCU Connect network.
Adobe has completed its acquisition of Frame.io, the cloud-based video collaboration platform. The combination of Adobe’s video editing offerings—including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects—with Frame.io’s cloud-based review and approval functionality will radically accelerate the creative process and deliver an end-to-end video platform, the companies said.
Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Frame.io’s cloud-based video collaboration platform. With more than a million users across media and entertainment companies, agencies, and global brands, Frame.io streamlines the video production process by enabling video editors and key project stakeholders to seamlessly collaborate using cloud-first workflows.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced that the SMPTE+ virtual event Migrating Media & Entertainment into the Cloud: A Real-World Perspective, now slated for August 31, will feature a session exploring preservation, continuity, and resilience after the move to the cloud. In addition to outlining best practices across these areas, experts will answer the uncomfortable question, "What happens in the unlikely event that the internet fails?"
In Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, the title character confronts the demons of her past in a spectacular – and explosive – fashion. After discovering a flying fortress hidden in the clouds, the Avenger puts on a master class in destruction, leading to an airborne battle with heroes and villains dodging flaming wreckage as they approach terminal velocity. It’s one of the most visually complex and technically demanding scenes ever seen on film, made possible by Marvel Studios’ longtime collaborator, Digital Domain. [Editor’s Note: Warning. This article contains spoilers.]
Digital Cinema United has launched its cloud based DCU Connect platform into the U.S. to support the advancement of content delivery for film distributors and theatrical exhibitors. DCU Connect, which is based on Sharc technology, has been in development since 2015 to address the high cost of physical and satellite delivery of digital cinema packages directly to movie theaters globally.
Deluxe and EchoStar Corporation today introduced an expanded movie distribution service for theatres across the U.S. The enhanced offering adds high-speed, terrestrial broadband and a new content management portal to the companies’ existing satellite distribution system, which currently serves more than 3,000 cinemas.
PixitMedia has qualified as an Amazon Web Services Partner in the AWS Partner Network, the global community of Partners who leverage AWS to build trusted solutions and services for customers.
The cloud-based video supply chain company OwnZones Entertainment Technology has named Arjun Ramamurthy global chief technology officer.
Joining a growing list of production and post-production companies, Deluxe has announced its support for Amazon’s AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative to accelerate, simplify and deliver a cloud-based media supply chain management system for their clients. Together, the companies provide a flexible cloud service and cloud management portfolio that gives enterprise customers rapid and flexible access to the cloud.