View All Content

Zacuto Announces Four New Camera Mounts

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Chicago-based production equipment maker Zacuto has announced four new mounts including the Zephyr Zacuto's 15mm lightweight support plate; the ZRed an EVF Red One Mount; the Zandy a19mm to 15mm rod mount; and the Zgrip Zandy an articulating handgrip. Zephyr Replacing the Sony and Panasonic ENG style cameras’ V-Wedge plate the Zephyr allows a quick-release from the tripod plate.

What Happens Now?

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

I missed this year’s ShowEast. I tore ligaments in my left foot in a volleyball game a few nights before the show began and was in no shape to navigate airports and trade show floors. However after going through a raft of press releases and talking to many people who were there I think it’s fair to say that I was not the only one who was feeling a measure of pain that week.

Digital Cinema Initiatives Signs Licensing Agreements for Compliance Testing

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Digital Cinema Initiatives announced that it has signed licensing agreements for compliance testing with technology and development consulting firm CineCert in the United States DMC/Keio University in Japan and Media Innovation Center in Italy. These entities will perform testing to determine whether manufactured digital cinema equipment and products are compliant with DCI’s Digital Cinema System Specification.

Dickinson Theatres Joins AccessIT’s Phase 2 Deployment Plan

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dickinson Theatres has become the first theatre chain to commit to the previously announced Phase 2 Digital Cinema Deployment Plan from Access Integrated Technologies. Under the terms of the agreement Dickinson will convert 310 screens in 24 multiplexes across eight states including a concentration of 84 screens in eight locations in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The first eight screens to be included have been installed in Little Rock Arkansas at the Chenal theatre.

SMPTE to Standardize Formats for Broadband-Distributed Content

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is forming a technology committee to standardize mastering and packaging formats for content distributed over broadband networks. Such a broadband standard could fuel fresh business models by enabling consumers to purchase entertainment from any online destination and play it back on any device. The committee’s launch highlights SMPTE’s interest in addressing the challenges of delivering professional content—including movies television programming online programming and music—no matter the distribution platform.

Mac Guff Upgrades Facility to Support 3D

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Mac Guff one of France’s largest digital visual effects design studios is installing Exanet’s ExaStore Clustered NAS 2008 to ensure that its 3D animation video effects and post-production processes are supported at the highest performance levels available. “Mac Guff chose Exanet to provide its storage solution because ExaStore’s performance and reliability are unmatched in the media and entertainment industry ” says Jeronimo Munoz Exanet regional vice president Southern Europe.

QuVIS Selects Paragon Software for Wraptor

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

QuVIS has selected Paragon Software’s Universal File System Driver technology to embed within their new Wraptor Digital Cinema Package mastering plug-in for Apple Final Cut Studio. Paragon's technology fulfills the requirements for creating a digital cinema content distribution hard drive according to the Digital Cinema Initiative specifications by enabling a Mac with Wraptor and Final Cut Studio to: Create a Linux ext2/3 File System partition on a USB2.0 external hard drive suitable for use as a DCI-compliant distribution hard drive.

Universal Pictures International to Support Ymagis Digital Cinema Roll Out in Europe

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis the Paris-based European digital cinema services provider has announced that Universal Pictures will provide movies to theaters equipped by Ymagis and will pay digital print fees under a long-term agreement similar to those signed by Paramount Disney and Fox. Ymagis started its roll out activity in July after the first signing contracts with distributors and has so far signed contracts with exhibitors for a total of 29 screens in France.

Pages

Subscribe to View All Content