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Spain’s Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for all their Productions

29 August 2014, Madrid, Spain – Content creation communications giant Grupo Secuoya, one of Spain’s major production companies, boasts the recent purchase of a Mistika DI 4K system with DCP creation capabilities from SGO, to enhance their post production department. Grupo Secuoya offers valuable solutions and communication services for production companies, TV channels and many other industries.

 

The company was drawn to Mistika’s unique ability to empower creative artists by providing them with a solution that combines all of the post production processes in one complete system, resulting in significant time-saving. Mistika Artist Pepe Abellán at Grupo Secuoya confirms, “Mistika provides the toolset that covers the full spectrum of requirements that a current production demands.”

 

 

Mistika 4K Suite at Grupo Secuoya, Madrid, Spain (Copyright Grupo Secuoya) (640x426)

Mistika 4K Suite at Grupo Secuoya                                                  (Copyright Grupo Secuoya)

 

 

Director of Post Production at Grupo Secuoya, Ricardo Zamora highlights Mistika’s role as an agent of change and why it is an advantage to have Mistika on board, saying, “Mistika represents innovation in production, which helps us stand out and it’s what makes us different.” Pepe Abellán expands further concerning the opportunities that SGO’s technology brings to Grupo Secuoya, “Mistika allows us to develop our workflow without any complications. It supports footage captured on a variety of cameras such as Sony’s F55 or RED Digital Cameras at resolutions ranging from HD, 2K, 4K up to 5K, and all in the same timeline.” He adds, “After conforming the various resolutions within a project, Mistika provides the perfect opportunity, owing to its broad assortment of tools and real-time capabilities, to conduct high-end colour correction at incredible speed. The system also gives us the ability to achieve all of the VFX, compositing, and credits as well as the means to export various master versions, according to client requirements.”

 

Jose Luis Acha, Regional Sales Manager at SGO affirms, “We warmly welcome Grupo Secuoya into the SGO family. As an innovative company, Mistika fits in perfectly with their philosophy of optimising the production process so that they can deliver the desired results of the highest quality to their customers. This is the beginning of a relationship that will be mutually beneficial and we are delighted that they are part of the growing Mistika community.”

 

Grupo Secuoya’s first Mistika project Vive Cantando is a comedy drama series for Antena 3 prime time TV, produced by Atresmedia, and airs in the autumn. The programme follows band singer Trini (Maria Castro) who returns to her roots where she reunites with her family and the love of her life Juanjo (José Luis García Pérez).

  

CREDITS:

Executive Producer: AMPARO MIRALLES

Director:  MIGUEL ALBADALEJO

DoP: OSCAR MONTESINOS

Producer: MIGUEL ANGEL LARRAYA

 

More about the series can be found on the website at www.antena3.com/series/vive-cantando/

 

PLAYBOX TECHNOLOGY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ON AIR AND OVER 15,000 CHANNELS WORLDWIDE

London, August 28, 2014: PlayBox Technology celebrates its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 in September plus the delivery of over 15,000 television playout and branding channels. PlayBox Technology pioneered the Channel-in-a-Box approach which empowered many broadcasters to advance from video tape to file-based playout along with delivering high-quality dynamic interactive graphics.

"15,000 channel sales is a phenomenal achievement which has left our competitors trailing far behind," comments Don Ash, Managing Partner and Director, Sales. "It is also a great tribute to the skill and dedication of the entire PlayBox Technology team, from software development and technical integration right through to sales and engineering support. PlayBox Technology pioneered the transition from high-cost rigidly-defined dedicated hardware to the much more affordable and versatile server-based systems now used worldwide.


"The key to success in this business is to have total control over both the hardware and the software, giving our customers the security that comes from sourcing a total solution from a single manufacturer. We deliver 24/7 reliability in every playout and branding channel we produce. Our pre-sales and post-sales support are absolutely top grade which is what broadcasters rightly expect when operating round-the-clock transmission services every day of the year.

"PlayBox Technology solutions offer user interfaces which are effortless to operate and provide exactly the information needed to perform a specific task. Operators can easily switch between live and pre-scheduled mode, making practical use of automation while retaining the creative freedom broadcasters appreciate.

"From a single channel playout server to a multi-channel turnkey broadcast centre, PlayBox Technology offers exactly the right solution."

MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT EQUIPMENT STANDS STURDY AMONGST TV AZTECA STATION UPGRADE

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, AUGUST 28, 2014—When one of Mexico’s major commercial broadcast television networks, TV Azteca, began to undergo multiple station renovations, Moises Perez Trevino, the network’s Project 40 operations director, was tasked with the challenge of refurbishing Project 40’s newsroom with new ENG equipment. He chose to rely on Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to supply him with more than ten DS20 2-Stage Alloy Tripod, with ground spreader, systems to best fulfill his news reporters’ broadcast equipment needs.

 

“Years ago, when I was the network’s engineering project manager in charge of equipment purchases for all of the TV Azteca stations across Mexico, I was asked to help upgrade the Azteca Locales station from analog to digital HD/SD technology,” Trevino says. “As I was analyzing the equipment in this station, I was surprised to find that some of the older tripods were still in great shape and were completely functional, even though reporters had been aggressively using them in the field for the last four or five years. They were Miller tripods. From that moment, I knew that Miller’s camera support equipment would be the perfect solution for TV Azteca’s Project 40 station upgrade.”

 

Trevino chose to purchase more than ten DS20 2-Stage Alloy Tripod, with ground spreader, systems for Project 40 due to the tripods’ light weight, rigidity and durability. The cost-effective camera support solution is ideal for broadcasters, as its height versatility allows reporters the flexibility to shoot from many different angles at a moment’s notice. “My team actually compared the height of this tripod with another manufacturer’s 3-stage tripod, and the DS20 had a higher reach,” adds Trevino. “Additionally, each leg has the capability to be set to a different height, which allows my reporters to get up-close and personal during their stories and capture shots from some interesting angles.”

 

Miller’s DS20 2-Stage Alloy Tripod system’s design features exceptional fluid pan and tilt head technology with 75mm ball leveling. The DS20 fluid head offers a two-position counterbalance knob, which can hold 5 kilograms (11 pounds) in the first position and can then support an extra five kilograms in the second position, reaching maximum capacity at a total of 10 kilograms (22 pounds). This ensures that the tripod can remain steady and stable under the weight of larger lenses and battery packs. “I know that I’m supplying my reporters with a very robust camera support solution with the Miller DS20,” Trevino says. “It is so sturdy that, even after years of use, the screws remain in place, holding the head, plate, handles and legs together with exceptional resilience. The Miller DS20 is the perfect tripod system for TV Azteca’s Project 40 broadcast needs.”

 

DVP solves video link problems on MPLS networks

Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel — 28 August 2014 - VideoFlow’s Digital Video Protection (DVP) technology has solved major quality issues for ALMA TV (www.almatv.kz/en).  ALMA TV is the leading provider of cable television in Kazakhstan with over 120 channels gathering content from around the world but was experiencing a lot of quality issues with its content delivery over MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching) networks.


 

Dmitry Basin, CTO at ALMA TV, explained,  "We decided to use MPLS, which is considered the most reliable form of IP network currently available for the video delivery.  However, we experienced video quality problems so we tried almost every standard approach including Pro MPEG FEC (Forward Error Correction) to resolve it but none of these legacy technologies could deliver the quality that we expect to provide to our customers."


 

The SVN Group, VideoFlow’s distributor in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), suggested VideoFlow’s technology as a solution because it automatically corrects for jitter and lost packets giving a stable, reliable, video quality over unmanaged, unreliable networks such as the Internet.   During the first test between two cities, VideoFlow’s diagnostics and statistics showed that the Service Provider was not actually meeting the service level agreement (SLA) and the actual bitrate was, in fact, fluctuating.  This evidence enabled ALMA TV to have the bitrate improved to what it was paying for and, interestingly, even over the poor connection, VideoFlow technology was able to deliver the best possible quality video given the network conditions as its proprietary software automatically corrects for lost packets ensuring jitter-free, perfect video.


 

"Being able to accurately monitor the behaviour of the connection in real time is invaluable as it helped us find out the fundamental problem of the poor connection and then get it fixed," added Vadim Morozov, SVN’s General Director.  "We could not have done it without the detailed statistics that the VideoFlow equipment provides."


 

Dmitry Basin, commented, "When SVN said that they had a solution to our problem, their comment was all you have to do is plug it in and it will work.  And it really is that simple.  We have tested it thoroughly and the VideoFlow solution is really unique – really simple to use and does exactly what it is supposed to do.  It enables us to provide our subscribers with a reliable high quality service.  We have proven that VideoFlow is the best technical solution with one connection and we are currently rolling out the same solution to five more cities."


 

The resulting configuration will have DVP100 Sentinels in six cities receiving a 40Mbps content from a DVP1000 Protector at ALMA TV’s main headend in Almaty.  This new network deployment is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014 with additional links being added in 2015 to more than 14 locations.  "Now that we have proved that the VideoFlow DVP solution consistently delivers the quality of video required, it is a simple matter of replicating this solution to extend the network to additional locations," said Vadim Morozov.


 

Mr. Adi Rozenberg, VideoFlow’s CTO, added, "VideoFlow DVP technology provides better and more reliable solutions than legacy ones and at a fraction of the cost.  Our in-built diagnostics accurately indicate any problems in the network or in the video stream giving real time intelligence.  This enabled the operator to rapidly respond to any issue considerably reducing the time required for fixing the problem on a live network reducing the time to repair to a minimum.  By providing an integrated video protection/video monitoring solution, VideoFlow is redefining the ways that broadcasters gather and move content over unmanaged networks to replace dedicated, expensive connections without compromising quality and often slash costs as well."

  VideoFlow DVP units

VideoFlow technology

Live video broadcast are sent as a continuous bit stream, which the Internet was never designed to handle, resulting in artefacts caused by jitter, and packet loss.  More than a couple of seconds of latency is unacceptable by customers expecting to enjoy the excitement of live events like sport as they happen.  VideoFlow’s patent pending technology opens the Internet for delivering content by ensuring that no packet is lost and nullifying the jitter caused by transiting the Internet.  By doing so, it affords broadcasters, teleports and operators the opportunity to use a highly advanced, low cost solution for live, high quality video streams in place of existing, expensive solutions.


 

The DVP comes as a "Plug and Play" pair – a Protector, which stores the packets until it is certain that they have been correctly received, and a Sentinel which monitors the health of the video stream by watching for packet loss and requests packets to be resent from the Protector’s cache only if required.  This is ensured by VideoFlow’s patents, which cover techniques to minimize the number of packets that have to be resent.  VideoFlow’s solution is highly flexible working with internet connections as slow as 200Kb/s or as fast as 800Mbps yet delivering the desired high quality.  VideoFlow’s patents also covers techniques to reduce bandwidth overhead to the minimum possible and to keep any delays at less than the two seconds, which is the maximum tolerated for true live broadcasts.  VideoFlow’s DVP family of products enables the reduction of bandwidth requirements cutting operational costs compared to the current solutions.


 

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Dalet Releases AmberFin Version 10.4

Paris, France – August 28, 2014 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, announced today the availability of AmberFin 10.4. The new update expands the versatility of the AmberFin multi-format transcode platform by adding support for new operating systems (OS), easier handling of closed captions, and enhanced codec processing that further improves interoperability. The new Dalet AmberFin version 10.4 features include:

Better Avid DNxHD Support – AmberFin 10.4 will re-wrap DNxHD among MOV, MXF OP1a and MXF OP-Atom without transcoding, accelerating Avid workflows.

Closed Captions Made Easy – Users can now insert captions during transcode, even when doing temporal conversion.

Extended AVC Intra Support – As with most formats, there are a few different variations – AmberFin 10.4 features a new decoder that enhances the interoperability of AVC Intra.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Support – AmberFin Version 10.4 will offer full support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Customers with current support contracts can upgrade at any time by contacting their local representative or Dalet support.

Attendees can see the new Dalet AmberFin 10.4 platform along with other Dalet solutions at IBC on stand 8.B77.

Imagine Communications Introduces Magellan SDN Orchestrator for Managing Hybrid Baseband and IP Facilities

DALLAS, August 28, 2014 — Imagine Communications, a market leader of media software and video infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, multichannel video programming distributor and enterprise markets, today introduced the Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator, a software control system for managing hybrid baseband and IP facilities. An anchor component of Imagine Communications’ Software-Defined Networking (SDN) portfolio, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator enables seamless integration of baseband and IP networks, protecting customers’ existing technology investments while providing a clear path to an open, interoperable and IP-based future.

 

“Our announcement today is a major milestone for media companies, signaling that we have overcome one of their most critical challenges,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications.  “The decision to build a baseband or all-IP facility is no longer a difficult one since the Magellan SDN Orchestrator enables operational transparency between legacy and IP networks.  This is the assurance that media companies need to move forward with their IP investment strategies, continuing to operate with today’s staff and workflow processes – yet migrating to IP at their own pace without disruption.”   

 

The Magellan SDN Orchestrator is one more example of Imagine Communications’ focus on cutting edge innovation, taking full advantage of the flexibility, scalability and efficiency that next-generation IP-based architectures can offer while dramatically improving the way video is managed through broadcast facilitiesIt utilizes dynamic signal-flow connections, managing signal mappings, addressing, and translations between legacy protocols and IP. Due to this tight alignment across protocols and signals, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator understands the available resources, whether legacy or IP, and turns the “sea of equipment” into a set of defined, managed workflows that support the concurrent coexistence of IP streams, files, and baseband signals.

 

Media companies can now maximize their investments in high-quality video processing done in baseband/SDI/ASI technologies using familiar controls, while also managing on-ramps and off-ramps for baseband over IP via the software control layer.  The Magellan SDN Orchestrator instantiates pre-defined workflows through commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IP switches, providing professional broadcast performance for all connections. By leveraging the continued evolution of data center-grade COTS switching technology, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator enables media companies to use the latest generations of IP switches to ride the ever-improving cost/performance curve of the IT industry.

“Our unique, hybrid approach to SDN allows the entire bit flow to be software-defined, which significantly improves the way video is managed throughout broadcast facilities,” said Steve Copeland, Director of Product Management for Imagine Communications. “Regardless of what equipment is underneath, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator provides an overarching management layer that makes everything look like a ‘simple router.’ It integrates the elements into one system with commonly used controls, and provides the necessary transparency and visibility required for our customers who need to support hybrid operations.”

 

To find out more about the Magellan SDN Orchestrator, visit www.imaginecommunications.com, and come see Imagine Communications at IBC2014 in Amsterdam at Stand 7.G20.

 

Jünger Audio Shortlisted for IABM Design & Innovation Award

Berlin, Germany: Jünger Audio has been shortlisted in the Audio and Post Production categories of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.

 

Peter White, Chief Executive, IABM says: "We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates in our nine categories and highlight these pioneering products and services. Overall, the number and quality of entries are truly indicative of the talent and creativity inherent in the industry today. And, as we transition through some significant change, innovation and forward thinking have never been more important."

 

Jünger Audio’s award entry in the Audio category was based on its D*AP8 MAP Edition, the only combination of broadcast audio codec and processor on the market that can carry out real-time metadata emulation, thus providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a production or broadcast environment.

 

"Metadata emulation is very important to the broadcast community," says Jünger Audio’s CEO Peter Pörs. "It ensures that television audiences at home hear their programs the way producers and content creators intended them to be. All kinds of audio parameters, including Loudness levels, are controlled this way. In countries where you need to follow loudness recommendation it’s vital that broadcasters can check exactly what consumers will hear before material leaves their facilities."

 

In the Post Production category, Junger Audio has been shortlisted for its D*AP4 VAP Edition, which is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities. This unique Voice Processor takes audio from a microphone input through a sophisticated dynamics section that incorporates Jünger Audio’s proprietary Spectral Signature™ dynamic EQ – a totally new creative tool that offers consistent level and sound by analyzing incoming audio and comparing its spectrum with individually predetermined voice ‘fingerprints’.

"The D*AP4 VAP draws on our extensive experience with previous Voice Processing devices such as our popular VO2, but adds new tools and algorithms to create an easier and more efficient approach to voice processing with no compromise in sound quality," Peter Pörs says. "We have also included processing such as Spectral Signature™ dynamic equalization, versatile dynamics section, full parametric EQ and de-essing, and made the unit really easy to use – even for non-technical radio staff such as producers and journalists."

The IABM’s shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of independent specialists chaired by John Ive, Director of Business Development and Technology, IABM. Winners will be announced at the IABM reception and awards ceremony at IBC in Amsterdam on Saturday, 13 September at 18h30.

 

For more information on the awards please visit: www.theiabm.org/designawards

ATG Danmon completes file-based production support system for Intervideo

Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK, August 29, 2014:  ATG Danmon announces the completion of a file transcoding and standards conversion system for Intervideo, London’s longest established independent broadcast post-production house. 

"We do whatever is necessary to repurpose client content and deliver it either in the file or tape domain," explains Intervideo Technical Director, Gerry Wade. "The perception of file-based workflow is that it must be easier than working with video tape. In the old days, the only question you had to ask was whether the client wanted PAL or NTSC and what the tape format was. Now we have to handle a multitude of different codecs, wrappers, metadata requirements and audio bit-rates. Every job becomes totally bespoke. The outgoing file will go straight into the client server and be automatically checked to ensure that it complies to the customer’s exacting specifications.

"The bulk of our encoding work was performed in three Apple FCP suites but our volume of work dictated a more efficient solution. We looked at various encoding and transcoding products and identified AmberFin iCR software running on high-specification servers. This offered us much greater flexibility to meet each client’s needs via a unique mix of user operation and automated workflow.

"We decided to invest in a complete turnkey solution from ATG Danmon, including computers, software and auxiliary hardware. ATG Danmon pre-installed and tested the system and managed the integration, set-up and initial training. ATG Danmon was a logical partner for this project given the company’s proven experience providing file-based broadcast systems over many years. ATG Danmon also manage the support which includes remote log-in to deal with any issue very efficiently. I don’t have to chase a call centre halfway across the world if a complication arises.

"The complete installation occupies a standalone control desk which is connected to our storage network. It consists of an iCR ingest server on the left which allows us to create a file from tape in practically any codec and wrapper. This also has some dedicated editing functionality. On the right is an iCR transcode server which allows us to convert a file from one type to another, or manage the metadata or repackage it. 

"The system also has Vidcheck file analysis software integrated though the iCR’s Unifier which automates the transcode and QC workflow. Also installed is iCR player which allows us to review, in baseband, any file along with any error data from Vidchecker displays along the players time line. Files can also be edited at this point if necessary. This makes the process of file creation, quality control and human review very efficient. 

"The system enables us to deliver, among other things, DPP-compliant files which become mandatory from October for anything going to the BBC, BSkyB, Channel 4, Channel 5 or ITV".

The AmberFin iCR platform enables content producers, post-production facilities, broadcasters and transmission service-providers to deal with high volumes and true-to-source high-quality pictures at the same time. Unique to the iCR Platform, AmberFin’s UQC automated processes integrate third-party verification tools to enable efficient and effective decision-making and new levels of confidence in the processes of file creation and transformation. At IBC AmberFin will be showing a new file-based standards conversion product.

Vidcheck’s Vidchecker automatically checks the video quality of file-based content, intelligently correcting luma, chroma and RGB. It also conforms audio peak and audio loudness levels to ATSC/CALM and EBU requirements.

[IBC P}Dalet

Booth 8.B77

 

At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.

Attendees to IBC (Amsterdam, September 12-16) are invited to witness Dalet building on the sophistication of its three technology platforms – Dalet Galaxy, Dalet Brio and Dalet AmberFin – with products and applications showcasing innovation in SDI and MAM-driven workflows.

Each Dalet technology platform features a number of applications that can be configured to power a wide range of workflows.

·         Dalet Galaxy, the MAM platform to address news, sports, program preparation, production and archive workflows

·         Dalet Brio, the flexible, high-performance ingest and broadcast server

·         Both platforms to be enriched and integrated with Dalet AmberFin intelligent transcoding and Quality Control (QC) tools

The united strengths of the Dalet portfolio put the company in prime position to address the workflow and media management needs of news, sports, promo and program preparation, as well as production and archive, now and well into the future.

The Platform Power Of Dalet Brio and Dalet AmberFin
Dalet Brio, the flexible, high-density, high-performance video server, and Dalet AmberFin, the transcoding, media manipulation and QC platform, will both be showcased with significant enhancements. Improved hardware platforms, new modules and flexible configurations will enable broader and more complex applications than ever before.

Dalet will share more details about the Dalet AmberFin and Dalet Brio platform enhancements prior to the IBC2014 exhibition.

Rule Your Workflow With Dalet Galaxy
At the core of Dalet Galaxy is an enterprise-level MAM platform, powered by a robust Business Process Management (BPM) workflow engine that harmonizes multi-site content production and all aspects of the business chain.

Feature highlights of Dalet Galaxy at IBC2014 include new modules designed to help users assemble the different components of a finished program; improved integration capabilities; and tools for better collaboration

Visual Data Models That Simplify Complex Workflows
Manage and navigate complex data models by relating essence files and program components such as audio and language tracks, subtitles, and other associated assets (promos, highlights, trailers, etc.) in the context of the destination distribution platform. By grouping and organizing these components together, these new tools enable more efficient and transparent workflows for approval, versioning and distribution.

Empowering Third-Party Integration
Dalet’s second-generation application programming interface offers developers a breakthrough in terms of functionality, ease-of-development and maintainability. The SOA-compliant API2 provides a set of high-level services, ranging from asset, media, metadata and search to more advanced services such as notifications, configuration, access rights and more. API2 also comes bundled with an intelligent dashboard for monitoring API usage per service.

Enhanced Reporting
This feature fully exploits the KPIs and rich metadata captured by Dalet in the production process to inform operational and business decisions. This new reporting tool introduces a layer of visibility, making it easier than ever to measure how systems are behaving.

“Xtending” Adobe Premiere Pro
Key to bringing MAM capabilities to editors working with Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Dalet Xtend is a module that facilitates seamless exchange of metadata between the two systems. At IBC, Dalet will be unveiling a number of enhancements to this application, chief among them being proxy editing. Users can now work on native hi-res files or choose proxy media for optimized project management. Finished files are seamlessly reconnected to the hi-res media for rendering and output.

The Connected Newsroom
Dalet News Wire, the scripting and newsroom computer system (NRCS) of Dalet Galaxy, has received a number of enhancements. These include improved integration with social media feeds; Dalet On-the-Go (a rundown preview and optimized upload of content to central newsrooms) available on iOS and Android; and a new scripting and rundown tool in Dalet WebSpace.

Rich Data for Sports Workflows
New for sports production customers, Dalet is adding native deep integration with Opta feeds, enabling rich metadata to be incorporated into content related to sporting events. In addition, the Dalet Galaxy platform will integrate key AmberFin technology via its native API to support complex media manipulation workflows.

Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores

Hauppauge, NY — August 28, 2014 — The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.

A stealth camera stabilizer from the Academy Award-winning Steadicam family of products, Curve is designed specifically for action-packed, one-handed GoPro camera shoots. Combining Curve’s compact form factor with Steadicam’s legendary stabilization technology, the possibilities for shake-free video are now endless for GoPro users. For the most adventurous shoots, GoPro users can lock in the ergonomic handle for a rock-solid grip. Weighing in at just a half-pound, Curve is the perfect accompaniment for any journey, be it shooting school sports, taking it for a thrill ride in the skate park, or zooming down a mountain on skis or snowboard.

“At Tiffen, we’re constantly striving to develop pioneering products that address the needs of the digital imaging community, which has grown and diversified exponentially in just the past few years thanks to exciting innovations from companies like GoPro,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “With GoPro filmmaking now at an unprecedented level, we knew we had to design a Steadicam device laser-focused on the needs of these action users. We’re excited to see Curve on shelves across the country, and look forward to viewing the never-before-possible adventure shots GoPro users create with the help of Steadicam Curve.”

Steadicam Curve has already made its mark on the digital imaging community, winning numerous industry awards, starting with its reveal at CE Week in 2013, where it earned the coveted Dealerscope CE Week Line Show 2013 Best in Show Premier Product award in the Digital Imaging category. The accolades continued to roll in at CES 2014, where Curve took home Videomaker’s Best Camera Support Award. Most recently, at NAB 2014, Curve was honored as a finalist at StudioDaily’s 2014 Prime Awards.

Steadicam Curve Product Features and Benefits

·         Lightweight, durable aluminum frame

·         Standard GoPro® quick-release mount

·         Fine tune adjustment knob for precise balance

·         Collapsible handle for compact storage and portability or for use as a GoPro® hand grip

·         Built-in mount works with GoPro® HERO®, GoPro HERO2® and GoPro® HERO3/3+® (LCD BacPac® or LCD Touch BacPac® required)

·         Available in four colors: Black, Blue, Red, Silver

·         Weight: ½ lb.

·         Height: 6⅜”

Pricing and Availability
Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO cameras is available today for 99.95 USD. For more information on where to buy Steadicam Curve, please visit http://www.steadicamcurve.com/where-to-buy/
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GoPro Compatibility
Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO is designed specifically for use with GoPro® HERO®, GoPro® HERO®2, GoPro® HERO®3 and GoPro® HERO®3+ cameras (LCD BacPac® or LCD Touch BacPac® required)

 

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Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®

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