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Game of Thrones: Kissed by Fire

ASC Announces Television Nominees for Best Cinematography

Game of Thrones ruled the kingdom of nominees for the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for television programming today, with three-time ASC Award-winner Jonathan Freeman, ASC, and first-time nominee Anette Haellmigk receiving nominations for … more »

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NAB 2013 Video: Birns & Sawyer

Birns & Sawyer's Matt Miner demonstrates a new iPad rental app and "quote-builder" featuring the company's entire inventory. 

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Nice Shoes Colorist Chris Ryan on “Asad”

For writer/director Bryan Buckley, it was time to do something different. A commercial director and co-founder of the production company Hungry Man, Buckley has put Martin Scorsese and Suri together in the back of cab for Apple, Ellen DeGeneres together … more »

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Assimilate Updates Scratch for Sony F5/F55, Canon C500, BMCC

Assimilate upgraded its Scratch and Scratch Lab DI software to support a raft of new camera formats, including Sony's F5 and F55, the Canon C500, and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Also new is an accelerated debayer method for Arriraw footage … more »

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Grass Valley Updates Stratus Production System

Grass Valley announced a new release of its GV Stratus system, which it now describes as a "nonlinear production solution." It includes new automated rules-based file operations and Edius XS, a low-resolution proxy editor that shares most of the effects … more »

ITU Approves Low-Bandwidth HEVC/H.265 Video Coding Standard

The ITU has approved the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC) for high-quality, low-bandwidth video. The new standard, also known as H.265, will require about half the bit rate of its predecessor, H.264/AVC, the ITU said. The H.265 standard … more »

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Japan Slates First 4K Ultra HD Broadcast for 2014 World Cup

Japan is planning the world's first 4K Ultra HD television broadcast for July 2014, during the final rounds of the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil. According to a report in The Asahi Shimbun, the country's Ministry of Internal Affairs … more »

Argentina’s Nunchaku Opens in L.A.

Buenos Aires-based production company Nunchaku is targeting the Hispanic market in the U.S. with the opening of a Los Angeles branch. The new West Coast office will be run by Executive Producer Leda Nasio. Before working for Nunchaku, Nasio, a … more »

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Kenny Stoff on Shooting Dave Grohl’s Sundance Doc Sound City

Housed in a pair of nondescript warehouse structures in Van Nuys, California, Sound City Studios hardly had the outward appearance of a rock and roll Mecca. Yet for 40 years, it served as the launching pad for some of the … more »

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MPSE Career Achievement Honoree John Roesch on a Life in Sound

Next month, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will present John Roesch with its 2013 Career Achievement Award. It’s a crowning achievement for the veteran Foley artist, whose career spans more than three decades and over 400 films, including such … more »