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Scala Fastsigns NEC Partner on Digital Signage Effort

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Scala Fastsigns International and NEC Unified Solutions have partnered in a joint effort to make digital signage available to local businesses worldwide. Digital signs are becoming more popular because of their ability to engage audiences and deliver targeted messages but many small and mid-sized businesses haven’t adopted digital signage because they aren’t sure how to use the technology or where to find it.

Call for Papers for 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is seeking proposals for technical papers and tutorials for the 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition. Proposed papers must be informational in nature and must address technical theory application or practice associated with technologies relevant to the motion imaging industry.

SpectSoft Introduces 3D Live

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

SpectSoft has announced 3D Live a new standalone stereoscopic 3D system that offers the ability to take two individual SDI streams in mix them down and feed them out via DVI/HDMI or Display Port in real-time. The two SDI streams can be from any source and they represent the individual right and left eye files that can stream from servers decks or cameras. This adds value to the workflow by allowing facilities the ability to only have to work with two uncompressed DPX files right and left eye frames and not separate files to view the images in 3D.

The Mighty Oaks

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Muvico Theatres Opens its Newest Movie Palace the Thousand Oaks 14 Muvico Theatres banking on the idea that exhibitors have to offer more to patrons than the competition has opened its latest complex the new Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 theatre in Thousand Oaks California.

GDC Signs Contract with China’s Dadi Digital Cinema

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology has signed a major contract in China. Under the new agreement Dadi Digital Cinema Development Limited will deploy 100 units of GDC’s SA-2100 digital cinema server in China by the middle of 2009. A roll out target of 300 servers by 2010 has also been set. Dadi is a Guangdong based company focusing on the business of building digital cinema multiplexes in China. “GDC is the undisputed leader in China digital cinema industry in terms of both the number of projects deployed and also the number of servers installed ” says Liu Kaijun general manager of Dadi Cinema.

IndiePix to Sponsor 2009 Cinema Eye Honors For Second Year

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

IndiePix is returning as the presenting sponsor and production partner for this year's Cinema Eye Honors. IndiePix was the Founding Sponsor and partner in the successful inaugural non-fiction awards last year and is once again joining with AJ Schnack author and filmmaker of Kurt Cobain: About a Son and Thom Powers documentary programmer for the Toronto Film Festival for the 2009 event March 29th in New York City.

MaXedit Server Now Shipping

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Maximum Throughput has announced that its MaXedit Server Edition which the company says is the first multi-user editing application is now shipping.  
 
 With MaXedit post-production facilities and studios can rapidly and cost-effectively set up a multi-seat editing environment that's suited for digital dailies and offline editing among other applications. Multiple concurrent users can access MaXedit by launching it from a Web browser.

Sony Pictures Signs with Cinedigm Phase Two Deployment Plan

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm Digital Cinema has reached announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation supporting its Phase Two Digital Cinema Deployment Plan for up to 10 000 digital cinema projection systems over the next three years. SPRC will supply its upcoming pictures in a DCI-compliant format to Cinedigm installed theatres in the United States and Canada when booked and will make financial contributions for a limited time to promote DCI-compliant digital cinema technology.

Cinemarr Randall Dark Shoot HD Commercial for Ripley’s Aquarium

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinemarr Entertainment tapped the services of HD pioneer Randall Dark for Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies first high definition commercial.The 30 second spot a mixture of live action and animation was shot in 1080i  with the Sony HDCam and Canon HD zoom lens and will be onlined and offlined at Cinemarr Entertainment in Sevierville Tennessee. TripAdvisor.com recently named Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies the number one aquarium in the United States. “Because of that ” says Cinemarr founder S. Shane Marr who also directed “there is nationwide focus on this aquarium.

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