Archive | February, 2013

4K or 3D? The future remains unclear

25 Feb

SCRI has just released new data from a survey with Broadcast Engineering Magazine on a wide variety of technology, budget, product and brand trends – Broadcast Technologies & Products / Brands Report.

Two articles on the 3D/4K extract of the data are posted in BE Magazine and Doodle. To view articles , click below

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Avid Postpones Q3 Earnings Release

25 Feb

Avid announced that it is postponing its Q4 2012 earnings release, previously scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to “provide additional time to evaluate its current and historical accounting treatment. ”  To read more click […] below.

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Red Goes After Sony

18 Feb

Red Digital Cinema has sued Sony for patent infringement claiming that Sony’s latest video cameras, F65, F55, and the F5, use Red’s patented technology without proper licensing.  Read more below on the suit and Red founder Jim Jannard’s post on RedUsers.net.

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Growth Predicted in 2013-14 Broadcast Pro Video Product Reports

18 Feb

SCRI has just released the new 2013-14 USA Broadcast Pro Video Product Reports, showing that the US Broadcast Pro Video Market is beginning to show growth in several product categories after years of stagnation following the 2008/9 economic debacle.  Read more on the research methodology, findings and products covered below .

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Avid Switches CEO’s on Heels of Declining Revenue Trend

11 Feb

Avid chairman, CEO, and president Gary G. Greenfield has resigned, effective today, according to a SEC filing released this morning. It appears from the filing that the parting of Avid and Greenfield was somewhat rocky, based on the SEC statement that Greenfield would “release claims against the company” on payment of $1M + in salary and benefits. The filing states that:

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4K, UltraHD, to Replace 3D?

11 Feb

With all the hoopla surrounding  4K and Ultra HD at CES this year, some industry analysts have been asking the question “will 4K &/or UltraHD replace 3D” in the world of both consumers and pros”? This article presents their findings:

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Panasonic Enters the Video Cloud Production Business

11 Feb

Panasonic now offers video professionals the ability to harness Aframe’s cloud video production platform to streamline P2, AVCCAM and all file-based workflows as well as  to utilize smaller file sizes available as P2 expands to AVC-Ultra, specifically AVC LongG and AVC Proxy.

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HPA Tech Retreat – 4K, Higher Frame Rates, Cloud-Based Production and more

11 Feb

Mark Schubin, technology guru and chair of the HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance)  Technology Retreat, will be chairing the upcoming HPA Retreat commencing Feb. 18. Here is a brief description he sent us.

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4K Breaking News: Superbowl, World Cup, Caveats…

4 Feb

Here are some key news items re 4K this week – 4K used in Superbowl; Japan plans to broadcast World Cup in 2014 in 4K; 4K caveats.

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In Spite of Adobe, Video Post Software via Cloud Not Here…Yet

4 Feb

SCRI ran a quick poll among broadcast and video pros on the use of Cloud for video production / post software.  Almost six out of ten (59.5%) believe that most video production/post software Apps will be delivered via the Cloud as a service (i.e. SaaS) rather than as an installable file from manufacturers by 2016 (28.6% or 2007 & beyond (31%). In spite of Adobe’s apparent success in delivering Creative Suite via the Cloud, only 11.9% of users believe that most apps will be delivered via the Cloud in 2013 (7.1%) or 2014 (4.8%). Read the many comments, both pro and con, below.


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