YouTube star, Prince Ea, has teamed up with production company, Shareability, to look at a few different areas of the future, including education, with Neste's Pre-order the Future campaign. Neste is a Finnish renewable energy company, and together with Prince Ea, they are exploring how to use new types of renewable raw materials to develop long term sustainability.
University of Advancing Technology Professor Hue Henry, Game Programming, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality teacher, answers a few questions about the new Pokemon GO phenomenon and where the future of augmented reality lies.
ProductionHUB:Do you foresee other apps like this in our future or how might other companies and brands use augmented reality to their advantage?
Nela Pertl, Marketing Manager EMEA at Panasonic, talks Video over IP, 4K and more at IBC 2016.
Q What are some upcoming/popular trends from the world of broadcast and content creation that you think might make a big impact at the show?
A Alongside IP, 4K is still a huge talking point and every manufacturer is updating their camera, switching and recording equipment to accommodate the super-high resolution format, which will only speed up adoption across the industry. At Panasonic our 4K range is going beyond the traditional production cameras and in to other formats, such as studio and remote cameras. The increasing capability of network connections and processing power has meant Video over IP is becoming a crucial part of many news workflows. Again this has seen manufacturers updating their hardware to add IP capabilities, and Panasonic is fully committed to seeing out the full transition to VOIP over the next few years.
Documentary cinematographer, Richard Henkels, answers a few questions about work on his newest film, AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY. The documentary that explores the greatest literary hoax of all time – when “it boy” wunderkid and Hollywood favorite JT LeRoy was unmasked as the creative expression of 40-year-old phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Richard shot the film in 4K on the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and the EOS 1D C.
Q How did you determine you would use the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and the EOS 1D C?
A The director Jeff Fuelzig and I really like Canon's look of how the sensor records color and contrast! Both cameras match perfectly in look. It was extremely convenient to have the 1DC on hand when we weren't all crewed up. It's a simple but powerful DSLR that records internally at 4K. This allowed us to do pick ups without a full camera package.
Q What are you working on next?
A I'm currently working on an Ebay commercial and am waiting for my next film project to kick in!
Hybrid post-production facility Cognition has completed construction of a 4K digital intermediate theater as part of its ongoing multi-million dollar expansion. Designed for finishing studio and independent features, the theater is among the most technically sophisticated in Southern California with an array of state-of-the-art color grading, editorial, projection and sound features. Several film projects have already come through the new resource, including A Happening of Monumental Proportions and Marauders, both finished using an ACES workflow.
BT Sport is a well-known sports broadcast network, with exclusive live rights to top flight football and rugby in the UK. Seeing the exciting potential in 4K/UHD technology and wanting to deliver the very best experience for its viewers, BT Sport looked to its key partners—including Arena Television, one of the UK’s leading mobile broadcast service providers—to help realize its vision. Arena chose a solution powered almost exclusively by solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, consisting of a resilient, scalable IP core and broadcast-centric edge devices designed to provide the flexibility, responsiveness and reliability required for live broadcast. Arena’s new OBX mobile production unit, the first of three new units planned, provided simulcast UHD and HD signals on an IP network for the historic BT Sport broadcast of the Liverpool vs. Leicester City Premier League match on September 10.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used to shoot the music video for “Lights Down Low” by MAX. Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K was used for 4K monitoring and recording on the intensely packed two day shoot, while DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for color grading the video.
MTI Film recently completed an all-new 4K restoration of director Lewis Milestone’s 1931 film The Front Page. The months-long project was conducted for The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with MTI Film’s restoration team working under the direction of AFA director Michael Pogorzelski and film preservationist Heather Linville.
Blackmagic Design today announced that four URSA Mini 4K PL cameras and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K with the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast panel were used by Guangzhou based Guangdong i-Mass Vision to provide a live feed of Chinese singer Luhan’s solo concert tour. The tour, named “Luhan Reloaded: 2016,” was streamed exclusively by ME, a mobile live streaming app of China’s leading social entertainment platform YY Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced that EXPO TV at EXPO CITY in Osaka built a new 4K broadcast studio using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Teranex Mini and Teranex Express. The new build out supports EXPO City’s massive shopping and entertainment complex in Osaka, shooting and delivering media to thousands of customers each day.