Archive for November, 2009

Autodesk® Smoke® 2010 For Mac OS® X

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Autodesk® Smoke® 2010 for Mac OS® X

Autodesk shocked the industry announcing Autodesk® Smoke® 2010 for the Mac OS® X at Inter-BEE show in Japan as a software solution.  This system will run on an 8 core Apple Macintosh running Snow Leopard.  This is a significant announcement and brings the creative tools of Autodesk® Smoke® 2010 to the Macintosh community.  We view this announcement to be a complementary tool to the creative editorial workflow on the Macintosh.
Autodesk brought a beta system over to Key Code Media’s Burbank Grand Opening on November 19th.  This was most likely, the first public “unofficial North American preview.” Key Code Media has been an Autodesk reseller for five years and understands the Autodesk Smoke and Flame products well.
Were sort of constrained on what we can say publically, but what we can say is “smoking hot.” Smoke has an extremely strong tool set for finishing including 3D Z Space, compositing and speed.  Macintosh editors can soon leverage the strong finishing tools of Autodesk while maintaining Quicktime, Pro Res and the 64 bit Snow Leopard experience.  The clientele at Key Code Media thought the system being demoed by Dean Schirm was the standard Autodesk Smoke system on Linux.  Once they looked closer at the CPU and the overwhelming response was “No Way!  Smoke on a Mac, big time game changer!”  Autodesk has brought proven finishing tools to an affordable platform.  There are some small limitations, but most of them appear to be Nvidia and Mac based platform limitations.
Call us for more information at 818-303-3900.
Key Code Media will be demonstrating this technology on December 17th at Key Code Media Burbank, with events in Orange County, San Diego, Santa Monica and Seattle to follow in early January.
“Mac OS® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.”

Join Key Code Media @ REDucation Community Day Monday December 7, 2009

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Join us at LA Center Studios on

Monday December 7, 2009 at the REDucation Community Day


Come visit us to discuss your RED workflow needs with KCM tehnical experts Michael Kammes and David Sconyers for both Avid and Final Cut Pro workflows.

One-on-One discussions of your solution from capture to deliver.

 35 sponsor booths, 5 forty-five minute presentations, and an opportunity to network with hundreds of RED users.

Schedule of Presentations
12:00pm – 1:00pm / Adobe
1:00pm – 2:00pm / Digital Vision
2:00pm – 3:00pm / AJA
3:00pm – 4:00pm / Autodesk
5:00pm – 6:00pm / Assimilate


December 7, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – REGISTER NOW – Pre Registration is FREE
(online registration closes December 3rd at 12:00 PM)

At Los Angeles Center Studio –
12:00pm – 6:30pm Doors open to the REDucation Community, students, and attendees.
Lunch will be available from In-N-Out Burger for $8.
View floorplan and exhibitor list + View the Schedule

Parking Info for Community Day Attendees Only:
General Admission parking $5 per vehicle located at:
The Athena lot – 1037 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(6th Street is one way and can only be accessed heading west)


For more information visit:


NewTek TriCaster™ Wins 2009 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

NewTek TriCaster family of products chosen as Best Portable Live Encoding Appliance by Streaming Media Readers

SAN ANTONIO — November 23, 2009

– NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that Streaming Media Readers have awarded the NewTek TriCasterâ„¢ produce line a 2009 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Portable Encoding Appliance. Streaming Media, led by a team of recognized industry experts, surveyed more than 5,000 consumers to determine that NewTek TriCaster was among the best video and live streaming products across 22 categories.

“The Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards are the only awards of their kind in the online video industry,” says Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor, Streaming Media magazine. “While other awards focus exclusively on content, this is the only awards program that honors the technology that makes it all possible, and it’s definitely the only one where the people decide who wins. And this year, more than 5,000 votes were cast for more than 200 nominees. Clearly, people care deeply about the tools they use to get their jobs done.”


“We want to thank video and live stream producers for choosing TriCaster products as the best among all portable live production solutions on the market,” said Andrew Cross, executive vice president, engineering, NewTek Inc. ™, we’re continuing to bring innovative and groundbreaking products to the market, with the upcoming release of TriCaster TCXD300, HD portable live production solution.
Streaming Media magazine announced its 2009 Readers™ Choice Awards winners at

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast and project a network-style production. A single operator or small team can produce a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two DDRs, multi-channel effects and NewTek’s proprietary LiveSetâ„¢ virtual sets. TriCaster is used by sports organizations, broadcasters, schools, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$3,995. The TriCaster family of products is available in multi-standard internationally beginning at US$5,995. Educational pricing is also available. For more information, please visit or call Key Code Media sales: 818-303-3900.  

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Key Code Media Burbank Open House Event Nov 19, 2009

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment



You are cordially invited to attend……..

Key Code Media Burbank Open House Event
Thursday November 19, 2009

If you haven’t heard……we have moved our corporate office to a new location.

With significant benefits for us and for you (our valued client!)

  •  13,000 square foot facility
  • 2,500 square foot demo room (perfect for showcasing video, audio and streaming product solutions
  • Ample parking
  • Located conveniently near the 5 freeway, metrolink and downtown Burbank
  •  Larger warehouse , stocking more inventory
  •  Increased capability to fulfill orders
We are excited about this change and the huge opportunity for growth and want you to join us for an evening of fun.

We’ll be serving appetizers provided by the “Hot Tamales”  (celebrity chefs Mary Sue Miliken & Susan Feniger) from the gourmet Border Grill taco truck, cocktails, and giving tours of our new facility.

Come mix and mingle with your industry peers.

Meet and greet with our partners and stick around for vendor demonstrations and presentations.
*** (vendor list subject to change without any notice)
-Atto Technology, Inc
-Hewlett Packard
-Digital Vision 
-Sonnet Technologies 
-Storage DNA

November 19,2009


Key Code Media
270 South Flower St.
Burbank, CA 91502
(Olive & Verdugo) 
click here for a map



Upgrade your Analog Avid Mojo and Save $2955 today!

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment







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