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Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio Mini v7.1

Par Zazil Media

New and free software update adds new H.264 codec, new AAC audio codec, longer single file record durations and faster file transfers using Ethernet. Fremont, CA, USA – Friday, April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck v7.1 a major new software update that adds multiple new features to HyperDeck Studio Mini broadcast recorders. The ...

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Blackmagic Announces New ATEM Mini Pro and Other Updates

Par Chuck Crosswhite

Blackmagic Design announces the new Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro switcher, updates to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and the HyperDeck minis. Today, the team at Blackmagic Design ...

Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Mini Pro

Par Zazil Media

Powerful new model adds a new hardware streaming engine via Ethernet, recording to USB flash disks and new multiview for monitoring all cameras! Fremont, CA, USA – Friday, April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Mini Pro, a new low cost live production switcher with all the features of ATEM Mini but now with ...

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Red Giant Debuts Tutorial on How to Create a Forcefield

Par Zazil Media

Aharon Rabinowitz utilizes Red Giant tools to demonstrate how easy it is to create a forcefield during this time of social distancing Portland, OR – April 2, 2020 – Red Giant has just released a quick and easy tutorial on creating a forcefield/watery surface effect. Now out on YouTube, Aharon Rabinowitz showcases his process of ...

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We pick the brains of Cinema.AV on his beautiful video synth work

Par Hayley Cantor




These days AV artists are hiding out all over the place, this time curiosity didn’t kill the cat, as I stumbled upon the work of Cinema.AV on Instagram. it’s amazing where a hashtag can take you… #videosynth. I was keen to find out how someone so visually analog ends up that way, and how they manage in an ever expanding digital world (at the time of writing more so than ever).

1.Tell us about your first ever live gig? When was it and how did it go?

For years, I used to play a kind of ambient, soundscape style of music, and for live performance, I would put whatever found vhs tape behind me for visuals. Often without a screen. It often just turned into lighting for my performance, instead of clearcut visuals. 

Fast-forward to a couple years later, in summer 2015, where I started buying jvc video mixers, archer and vidicraft boxes. It was here where I took it upon myself to do visuals for a show I had booked. Sadly, I didn’t realize, the projector couldn’t handle the distorted signals I was throwing at it. Luckily though, someone at the last moment, let me borrow theirs. It was total godsend. The result was this hyper-distorted cross between national geographic videotapes. It worked for the more abstract, psychedelia I had booked for the evening,

Later down the line, I found the need for time base correctors in live performance, and mixers equipped with such. To evenly blend, rather an abruptly with one of those RCA Y splitter cables turned on end. Which is actually the same as the classic Klomp dirty mixer. It was all stuff I got for free, or nearly no money. Never top of the line. Always the most difficult, least practical solutions. But the result was always unique to the moment, to the performance; endlessly fleeting. 

2.We discovered your work on Instagram. How do you usually connect with the AV community online? Does social media play a big role for you?

Strangely, yeah. I hardly ever go out locally, unless of course I’m playing a show. So beyond that setting, you’ll never find me in the wild. Even before this quarantine action, I was a total homebody. Staying in whenever possible to work on art and infinitely explore the machines. So having access to social media platforms is actually key to the whole system. I can actively gauge what pieces people actually like, what ideas stick and in turn, get shared with a larger audience. 

Its those posts that snowball into bigger and better gigs. As the recognition on a global scale is significantly more gratifying than just the local efforts I receive so often. In fact, for the better part of 2019, I was very busy with live video work. Having nearly no time off, I accepted this as a lifestyle, rather than just hobby. And in the social media zone, I’ve been able to publicly beta-test things like the Erogenous Tones Structure module, Phil Baljeu’s custom vector graphics system and as of late Andrei Jay’s latest raspberry pi video synth and feedback algorithms as hardware devices. The curiosity the results generated have in turn, sold modules and made the manufactures money to sustain their efforts.   

…having access to social media platforms is actually key to the whole system. I can actively gauge what pieces people actually like, what ideas stick and in turn, get shared with a larger audience. 

To be fair though, I’m not sure how much of this actually real. If it’s all made up, or the reactions are fabricated. It’s a fine silver-lining we’re all walking along. One day, a post could generate hundreds of interactions, while the next day, nothing. I think alot of that could actually be the option for folks to drift between realities, between the physical and the cyberspace. It’s in this cyberspace, that I do often connect with other artists, say for example my bud Konopka and has online video painting series. To watch him create something entirely from scratch, in real time, thousands of miles away is a true head-spin if you think about it. But not even 5 years ago would have been possible. 

All photos courtesy of Evan Henry.

3. It’s fascinating to how analog and digital worlds inspire AV artists. What’s your take on the two and how do you find working with analog systems for live visuals?

Truly. When I first got started, it was all analog, all found devices. Though in time, I’ve found the whole LZX modular zone, which started analog and now has drifted into this wild digital hardware dimension that has opened up all kinds doors. The obvious attraction to the large analog modular is the physicality and pure intuitive nature of the whole thing. As in a live setting, there is nothing more fun and unpredictable than a hand-wired mess of cables and devices to create this ever-fleeting dialogue, never again to be replicated. For ambient, for house, for techno and literally everything in between, there’s this infinite body that just works, and often never crashes or fails. 

If anything, it’s always the digital component that freezes or fails first. I’ve done shows with computer artists that for some reason or another, who just can’t make it work that particular night.

If anything, it’s always the digital component that freezes or fails first. I’ve done shows with computer artists that for some reason or another, who just can’t make it work that particular night. So just step in and end up taking over the evening with my system. However, I’ve had my fair share of venues tell me their systems are HDMI only. So learned to convert the analog composite outputs of the modular to the HDMI with aid of things like Ambery converters and scalers, Extron scalers, and even the silly Blackmagic shuttle, that has it’s own share of issues. It wasn’t until last summer that I realized the Roland V4-EX had a very effective means of conversion and scaling to HDMI, VGA, and back down again. The result was a total game-changer. So I sold my other mixers, and devices to scale up to HDMI and hadn’t looked back. This meant I could seamlessly work with digital projection systems and streaming processes. And from the get-go, it’s been used in every performance effort since. It’s even let me collaborate with both digital and analog artists alike. To fade and key between all manner of artists and ideas. 

So little things like that make the whole system go, which leads me into the question…

4.What’s your basic setup when do performance live AV shows? (If you have one)

I am constantly pushing myself as an artist. So every year or so, I’ll experience this major creative shift around winter time, when my job at the photo lab temporarily shutters for winter break on campus. It is is then where I have about a month to chill and regroup my mind. This generally means some new gear enters the studio, and in turn the dirty warehouses they get thrown into for live work. 

All photos courtesy of Evan Henry.

In 2019, I saw my modular system grow from a single 6U, two row case that could fly on any airline, to a larger 12U, four row system, that for the majority, made it’s way into every gig. In tandem with the V4-EX, the two were all I needed to do 8-10 hours of a rave whatever else I was getting booked for. However, the few time I flew out for one-offs, I brought it back down to 6U. Which was a lot of fun and lent itself to collaboration with other artists. It was in this time though, away from gigs and rather chill moments at the lab, where I began to experiment with the virtual dimension of VSynth, the Max/Msp visual extension. The result was very reminiscent of my larger modular system. Though at the time, my computer could only handle small patches. Anything big would see my computer begin to overheat and grind to a halt. 

This got me looking at computers, seriously.  As a video generation and manipulation tool, much in the same way the dedicated hardware was, but a larger, more sophisticated, and recallable level. It was months of research and a very generous donation within the family that lead me onto a gaming-oriented laptop, complete with a dedicated graphics card, that in it’s day was considered high-spec, and miles beyond my aging macbook. From the moment I lifted open the box and got it booted, I went straight into complex Max patches and dense 3D structures with the aid of Resolume Arena. When I realized I could save, and recall every motion, I started plotting how to gig with it. To layer to pieces together and to treat Resolume as a video sampler of my analog devices. What began to happen was a meshing of dimensions. No longer was one any better than the other. They were one of the same. It was with this entry that live performance physically became less stressful and far more manageable. No longer did have to carry this unwieldy modular system on a train or a bus. I could now discreetly carry the common laptop computer, just as everyone else. 

All photos courtesy of Evan Henry

Setting up and breaking down, with the projector, is a two cable, two power supply motion. So quick and so light. With the aid of a midi controller, all the tactility remains, and nothing changes. The digital results do look incredible though. I cannot deny that. No matter what I have though, I make the best of all of it. For touring, in 2020, my setup is just that. I did some dates with Steve Hauschildt and Telefon Tel Aviv across Texas and the process was so smooth. Same for the brief efforts with LLORA and BATHHOUSE, just weeks ago. So much less to think about, all with the same manipulations and motions.  

5. What would be your dream AV gig?

Currently speaking, the dream is still to tour, to travel and do large scale art installations with my video work. I had things lined up, but those have all fallen in favor of the current pandemic. But that’s honestly not going to hold anyone for long. These things will all still happen, just not soon as I had anticipated. I was truthfully hoping to break into the festival dimension; Mutek, Movement, Sonar, Aurora, as from a live scale, that feels like the next big move, amidst touring through the theaters and dedicated art spaces. I’ve had tastes of all those, but like anyone serious about their craft, I want to further and really make a name for myself, as truly, I don’t know what else to do. 

Find out more about Cinema.AV on his artist page

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[Produire et Post-produire dans le Cloud l'état de l'art]

Par jcperney@ctmsolutions.com (Jean-Christophe Perney)
Capture_decran_2020-04-03_a_15.53.25[Produire et Post-produire dans le Cloud l'état de l'art - 10 Webinars avec CTM Solutions pour comprendre et échanger] Le contexte actuel nous oblige à produire différemment, et à repenser nos habitudes de travail; CTM Solutions vous invite à voir et participer à une nouvelle série de webinar sous la forme de 10 épisodes proposés sur le mois d'Avril en Français :

Ruptly Partners with TVU Networks for Video Delivery

Par Pipeline Communications

Berlin, March 31, 2020: Ruptly, the award-winning video news agency, has today announced a strategic partnership with TVU Networks, the global online broadcast distributor. The long-term collaboration will allow media partners to receive Ruptly’s live transmissions over the internet at full broadcast quality using the TVU Grid platform – a faster, more intuitive and more ...

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TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media & Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology – Zer0 Friction

Par Desert Moon Communications

TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media & Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology – Zer0 Friction Industry’s first multi-functional broadcast application which can be deployed remotely across all four major broadcast applications within minutes, providing broadcasters the greatest return on investment for maximum asset utilization Tel Aviv – April ...

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Media Links Appoints Tsukasa Sugawara as new CEO

Par DM

Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, has appointed Tsukasa Sugawara as its new CEO, effective April 1, 2020. Tsukasa was previously Chief Technology Officer for the Company and succeeds John Dale III, who will remain actively involved in the role of Chief Marketing Officer. John also remains a board member ...

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NativeWaves Appoints Eva Wimmers As Its New CEO

Par whitenoise

Broadcast technology solutions provider NativeWaves GmBH is pleased to announce that telecommunications executive Eva Wimmers has joined the company as CEO. Ms. Wimmers has over 24 years of experience as an executive in the technology and telecommunications industries, most recently as President of Huawei/HONOR Europe and Vice President of HONOR Global. Prior to joining Huawei ...

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The 5 Best Collaboration Apps for Remote Filmmaking Teams

Par Robbie Janney

If you're switching up your workflow from office to remote workspaces, these collaboration tools for filmmakers will help in implementing that process.

Rascular Expands its Tools for NDI® with RouteMaster Lite Virtual NDI Routing Applications Suite

Par Jump

Rascular, designers of software-based powerful, customisable control and monitoring applications for third-party, professional video technologies, has today announced the launch of three new versions of its RouteMaster Lite virtual routing for Newtek NDI® application: RouteMaster Lite Solo; RouteMaster Lite One; and RouteMaster Lite Four. RouteMaster Lite – a Windows PC application – brings familiar video ...

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MEDIA ALERT: Introducing Red Giant Complete Monthly

Par Zazil Media

Last week, Red Giant announced it is now making it possible to get a monthly subscription to Red Giant Complete, a subscription service that gives editors, motion designers and VFX artists all Red Giant tools at one low price. Now for just $79/ month, subscribers will have access to Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Universe, ...

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MANU vous aide à créer des jeux vidéo sans ligne de code

Par Shadows

Nous l’avions annoncé en juillet dernier, le voici enfin : MANU, outil de création de jeux vidéo qui promet de vous permettre de créer vos projets sans la moindre ligne de code.

En lieu et place des scripts et lignes de C++, l’outil propose un ensemble de systèmes visuels pour gérer les animations et interactions, l’utilisation de formules simples, et une interface centrée sur la tâche en cours.

Encore en alpha (gratuite), le produit dispose déjà de quelques exemples concrets qui vous aideront à débuter. MANU est disponible sous Windows et Mac OS.

L’article MANU vous aide à créer des jeux vidéo sans ligne de code est apparu en premier sur 3DVF.

Create a Retrowave Background Loop with Adobe After Effects

Par Charles Yeager

In this video tutorial, learn how to create a retrowave background loop in Adobe After Effects, including a free project file!

Imagen Extends its Relationship with PA Media to Enhance the News Agency’s Video Offering

Par Editor

Imagen, the intuitive video management platform, has extended their long-term relationship with PA Media (PA), the national news agency for the UK & Ireland and a leading multimedia content and services provider, to upgrade and enhance its video portal. An Imagen customer since 2014, PA recently called on Imagen to update the look of its ...

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IPV’s CuratorNow powers remote video production for Trailer Park Group

Par Page Melia PR

New media asset management software enables Hollywood’s leading movie trailer producers to securely collaborate and create without constraint from home CAMBRIDGE, UK, 1 April 2020: Trailer Park Group, the award-winning global entertainment marketing company, which counts many of the world’s most prestigious and successful companies, brands, media properties and film franchises among its clients, is ...

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Sennheiser SoundAcademy Goes Online with Free Online Trainings for AV Professionals

Par Footprint Consultancy

The Sennheiser SoundAcademy has started to provide free pro audio training webinars and product demonstrations globally. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics from wireless microphones, to audio for video, to conference beamforming microphones. They have been created for customers from the music industry, AV industry, film and video production teams as well ...

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Unlock the Power of Macros with These Gaming Keyboards

Par Alejandro Medellin

Keyboards with dedicated macro keys can streamline your editing workflow, so consider these worthy keyboard options and save time on your next edit.

Business as Usual Support, When Business isn’t Usual

Par platformcomms

MONTREAL – March, 31 2020 – Grass Valley is deploying a robust Business Continuity Initiative to help protect broadcasters, content owners and production companies, and give them enhanced operational support options and free access to selected services during this trying time. In the current climate, where media is crucial to inform and connect people, Grass Valley is ...

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Cinema AV (AKA Evan Henry)

Par Hayley Cantor

Evan Henry, from Dallas, Texas, is a truly multidisciplinary AV artist, who primarily works visually under the artistic name Cinema AV, but who is also known to write ambient music scores with both analog and digital synthesizers. His work embraces both analog and digital set ups, with his main interest visually representing sound.

What began as a love of photography, cinema and found footage grew into something much greater when in 2015, Evan was introduced to video circuit-bending and once-obsolete video electronics. Using these pieces in a live performance setting was always his goal, and from the get-go, tachyons boxes, vcrs, and video mixers turned into buying used Gieskes 3trinsrgb+1c standalone video synthesizer, building its expanders and just over a year later, the LZX cadet and castle line of DIY eurorack modules.

From there, video art went from beyond a hobby, to a complete way of life. Reliant on live performance, he plays at gigs relentlessly for both local, and touring artists alike. In 2018, he joined Ghostly Intl.’s Steve Hauschildt on a tour through the East Coast and Canada. He became the resident visual artist for Proton Limited in Dallas, Texas in 2019. These motions set the stage for a constantly evolving motion in the live visual dimension. 

Cinema AV’s work extends itself to instant and 35mm film renderings and has appeared in galleries and pop-up’s throughout North Texas. But when not playing live, or coordinating visuals for Dallas Ambient Music Nights, Evan is occasionally writing or building a set of modules for fellow artists.

The result is an infinitely growing body of work, that in the last few years has expanded itself into largely digital dimensions in Resolume Arena and Max/Msp. 

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Vimeo

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Minecraft : des matériaux au path tracer, les secrets de la version raytracing

Par Shadows

Elle n’est pas encore disponible, mais elle a déjà beaucoup fait parler d’elle : la future version raytracing du jeu Minecraft promet d’améliorer sensiblement les graphismes sans pour autant trahir l’esthétique du titre.

Pour parvenir à mettre en place cette approche, plusieurs étapes sont nécessaires : d’une part, la création d’un path tracer temps réel compatible avec NVIDIA RTX, et d’autre part la mise en place de matériaux PBR qui sauront en tirer parti.

C’est justement ce que présentent les deux vidéos ci-dessous, en environ 2h au total. En complément et notamment si vous comptez créer des matériaux pour cette nouvelle version, NVIDIA propose dans un article une série de liens dédiés avec guides, outils et tutoriels. On y trouvera en particulier un guide sur la création de textures PBR, et des bonnes pratiques pour convertir les mondes de la version Java vers RTX.

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SSL Presents Audio Technology Seminar to CRAS Students at Gilbert, Ariz. Campus

Par Charlie Leib

  Gilbert, Ariz., March 30, 2020 – Solid State Logic and the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences’ (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, have a long professional working history together. Recently, this partnership took another step forward in educating the next crop of audio engineers when Solid State Logic’s George Horton, ...

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Crystal Vision releases four video delays that work with both IP and SDI

Par Sarah Sales

Crystal Vision continues its commitment to being the leading video delay provider with the release of four variable video delays that can work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time and provide up to 32 seconds of delay. Designed to match any equipment with a processing delay, Crystal ...

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Punto y Raya 2020 // Call for Entries

Par Marco Savo

DEADLINE: August 3rd 2020 (inclusive)

Event: 8-11 October 2020, Vienna

Punto y Raya Festival, the “most abstract in the world”, launches its NINTH international Call for Entries open to Short Films built up ENTIRELY with non-representational imagery. Only Dots & Lines as ends in themselves!

Authors are invited to focus on the expressiveness of audiovisual art in its purest state: Colour, Form, Motion, Sound. Participation is FREE and the films can be submitted ONLINE.

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Never.no inks licensing agreement with Applied Electronics in Canada

Par rlyl

~ Partnership with leading provider of integrated media solutions will bring enhanced remote production enabled cloud-based social graphics and audience engagement services to the region ~ Manchester, 26 March 2020 – Never.no, the award-winning audience engagement specialist, has announced a partnership agreement with Applied Electronics. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the media solutions company will license ...

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