Archive for June, 2010

TriCaster Lunch & Learn Seminar: Learn How to Broadcast, Project, Live Stream and Record Full HD Programming June 30, 2010 KCM Seattle

NewTek and Key Code Media
Invite You to Join Us On

Wednesday June 30, 2010

TriCaster™ Lunch & Learn Seminar

“Learn How to Broadcast, Project, Live Stream and Record Full HD Programming”

For the first time, the ability to produce and deliver live HD network-quality television is open to everyone. NewTek’s TriCaster™ TCXD850 is
re-defining high definition portable live production that makes it possible for you to broadcast, project, live stream or record full HD programming.

Come get a sneak preview of the TriCaster™ TCXD850 (before it’s ship date-July 15, 2010)  in action as we demonstrate and discuss streaming with the TriCaster can increase advertising inventory and sponsorship revenue and allows producers and sponsors to reach a more diverse and global audience.

Key Code Media, Applications Editor, Rick Puleo will demonstrate how the newest model in the TriCaster family of portable production devices can be used for anyone wanting to produce network-style productions and streams with an end-to-end HD 1080i video pipeline, including effects, keying and virtual sets.

This durable rack mount system provides the highest quality, 32-bit floating point with 4:4:4:4 video processing. It accepts HD video in almost all video formats and sources, including HD-SDI, SDI, component, Y/C, or composite. Whether you work with a team or operate on your own, the new TriCaster™ is easy to learn.

We’ll show you the benefits of the TriCaster™ TCXD850 and you’ll also learn:

  • How to mix both HD and SD on the same timeline in real-time, for complete flexibility
  • How to easily create and updated titles and graphics-on-the fly, during your live production
  • How to create a live virtual set in HD giving you the flexibility of expansive, professional sets regardless of the size of your location or limited space
  • How to deliver a live stream directly to the web with ONE BUTTON recording captures your live production as a full HD resolution video file

and much more!


Check-In and Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm Seminar

June 30, 2010

Key Code Media
200 W.Thomas St Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98119

(between 2nd Ave W and 3rd Ave W)





Workflow Solutions for the Big Picture (KCM Santa Monica) June 30, 2010

Key Code Media Invites You to a New Learning Series Exclusively for Film and Television
Composers and Producers

“Workflow Solutions for the Big Picture”

Wednesday June 30, 2010

Join us in our Santa Monica location for an evening of networking, cocktails, appetizers and demonstrations from our partners showcasing the latest software and hardware solutions for improving your media workflow.

Discuss your unique workflows and receive one on one demonstrations from our technology professional partners:

– Dave Casey and Jon Connolly from Avid Audio will to discuss the Avid Video Satellite for Pro Tools and Media Composer

– Matt La Point from MOTU will demonstrate the latest plug-ins,  5.1 surround and the compositional tools and video synchronization within Digital Performer

-Scott Ray will demonstrate the Muse Research Receptor, including orchestral and soundscape solutions for film and television, sonic implant libraries, low latency and offline independent audio processing

-Chris Freshera from Blue Sky monitors will showcase surround sound speakers designs

Key Code Media is your partner in video and audio post production workflow services.  This new seminar series is to highlight the efficiencies, added value and cost effectiveness of new products and its’ workflows.


Check In; Appetizers, Cocktails and Networking

Open Vendor Demonstrations

June 30, 2010


Key Code Media
1004 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(between 10th and 11th St)




Key Code Media Grows Audio Solutions Team

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

June 15th, 2010

Burbank, California

Key Code Media announces the addition of Gary Mraz, Audio Solutions Specialist and Kurt Waldner, Audio Systems Support Engineer. Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code states, “Key Code Media’s focus is on our clients.  It’s important to maintain high levels of competencies with exceptional service. Gary and Kurt, combined, have over 40 years of audio experience, it’s their passion. We’re very excited to have these experienced audio veterans on our team.”

As former Director of Sales for Muse Research, Westlake Audio sales and college educator Mraz brings his depth of knowledge and skills to the mix. “In the new frontier of digital convergence, Key Code Media bridges the gap between audio, video and web.” States Mraz. With an extensive audio product line and client base, Key Code Media has exciting solutions for music distribution, digital audio and even live streaming products to improve efficiency and cut costs. We offer products like ProTools, Genelec, JBL, Yamaha, Mackie, Waves and Apple to name a few.” Winning multiple “Surround Sound” awards for his DTS Entertainment DVD-Audio releases, Gary is also a composer, producer and engineer.

Kurt Waldner has worked with Mackie providing clients technical support, at SSI in Hollywood building and supporting their Sunset mixing studio. I like solving problems. Key Code Media places me with some of the top AV-IT technicians in our industry. I’m excited about getting to meet and support Key Code Media’s clients” states Waldner.

Key Code Media is a media solutions value added reseller and systems integrator specializing in video and audio workflows including Avid Technology, Apple, ProTools, HP, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, NewTek, Facilis, Digital Rapids, Isilon, StorageDNA, Root6 and Telestream.  Offices are located in Burbank, Santa Monica, San Francisco and Seattle.

For further information, contact Ruth Nakada ( 818-303-3900.

Categories: Features, News

Avid Media Composer v5 is now shipping!

June 11, 2010 1 comment

Avid is pleased to announce that Avid Media Composer v5, Avid Symphony v5 and Avid NewsCutter v9 are now shipping as of, June
10, 2010. Customers can purchase a new system or upgrade their existing editing software to these newly released products.
The wait is over! You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve read the blogs. The wait is finally over—the new releases are now shipping, so get ready to put the
features you asked for in play!

In addition, Avid Support customers and any customer that purchased Avid Media Composer v4.X, Avid Symphony v4.X or Avid NewsCutter v8.X from April 12, 2010 through June 10, 2010
will be eligible for a free upgrade of their editing software. Customers who purchased those versions during this window will be contacted with instructions on how to get the latest release free. For those who can’t wait:
-Support Customers can go to the download center and log into their accounts.

-Others may use or contact Key Code Media.

Here is an overview of some of the New Features:

-QuickTime AMA- Quickly take advantage of QuickTime files in their native codec format, including Apple ProRes, with QuickTime AMA you can also take advantage of the new Canon DSLR Cameras

-RED Camera Support- Using the AMA architecture users can link to and edit their R3D footage with enhanced color and histogram functionality

-RGB-Capture RGB 4:4:4 media via Dual Link SDI with Nitris DX and work natively in the RGB color space

-Stereo timeline tracks-Manipulating two channels of audio in a single stereo master clip simplifies editing while saving timeline real estate

-RTAS Audio Plug-In Support

-Anciliary Data- Now conforms to the SMPTE 436M specification enabling open interchange with 3rd Parties

UI Improvements- Enhanced user interaction model along with many updates to shortcuts and list selections that conform these actions to conventional OS standards

AVCHD- Import AVCHD, ACCAM and MXCAM footage and start editing

3rd Party Monitoring with Matrox MXO2 Mini- Expanding the openness strategy, Avid now offers support monitoring with this desktop device

Upgrade now and save, the current pricing will increase in 30 days on July 10th. For pricing and more information, please contact a Key Code Media sales representative at: 818-303-3900 or via email:

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On Tour with Media Composer® 5 Live June 24, 2010 (Key Code Media Burbank)

Join Avid and Key Code Media
Thursday June 24, 2010

On Tour with Media Composer® 5

Catch the New Media Composer 5 Live
And see why all the excitement triggered 11,000 tweets (#avid) and counting

Stop wasting time transcoding and start editing now! Meet the brand new Media Composer® 5—-live on tour and see how effortless storytelling can be.

You can now do more than ever, and it’s even easier to use.


  • Edit QuickTime, RED, Canon 5D/7D, and other tapeless formats instantly—-without the wait
  • Work faster and easier than ever with the newly enhanced interface and Smart Tool
  • Set up a cost-effective Matrox monitoring solution
  • Mix a mishmash of media in the timeline without converting
  • And much more

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and  test-drive Media Composer 5 yourself.

Space is limited, so register today to reserve your spot.


Check In; Appetizers & Cocktails 

Presentation, Q & A 

June 24, 2010


Key Code Media
270 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(Olive & Alameda)



Going tapeless and integrate the roundtrip workflow: End to End Digital Workflow for High-End Data Cinematography Lunch & Learn Seminar KCM Burbank June 17, 2010

Going tapeless and integrate the roundtrip Assimilate & Avid workflow

You’re invited to attend an exclusive
Lunch and Learn Seminar
hosted by Key Code Media

“End-to-End Digital Workflow  for High-End Data Cinematography”  

presented by Assimilate and Avid

June 17, 2010

Dailies, Color Correction, Editorial, Finishing, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, ARRI and RED.

In this seminar we will present a solution for end-to-end high-resolution data workflow that is cheaper, better and faster for real-time digital workflows for 3D, RED Digital Cinema 4k and beyond, RED 4K-3D, HD/SD Film, Avid MXF and DPX— relevant for producers, directors and post production professionals who are migrating off of film or video.

This presentation will be featured on Assimilate Scratch in a Unity environment with a full MFX export and import to Avid Media Composer.  

In this joint presentation, Michael Krulik, Avid Technology, Inc (Senior Applications Specialist) and Tony Cacciarelli, Assimilate, Inc. (Workflow Specialist) will demonstrate the following:

Camera Capture- Drives

Drives-Scratch v.5.1- Render DNxHD MFX in realtime

Editorial in Avid Media Composer 5 – Directly access and edit RED files through AMA, without transcoding. Work natively with more file-based media formats now and in the future. With the new and improved AMA, you can speed up RED workflows by directly accessing RED files (.R3D) in Media Composer without having to prepare them through MetaFuze.

Conform, Color and Finish to original 4.5K (RED) and 2.5K (ARRI) in Scratch  



12:00-12:30pm Lunch & Registration
12:30-1:30pm Seminar

June 17, 2010
Free Lunch Seminar

Key Code Media
270 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(Olive & Alameda)




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