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NewTek to Give Away $100,000 in Prizes at NAB 2011

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

NewTek to Give Away $100,000 in Prizes at NAB 2011

Four lucky show attendees will win a TriCaster™ HD portable live production system

 

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – March 28, 2011NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, will give away four TriCaster™ TCXD850 HD portable live production systems as part of its TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. NAB attendees can find registration postcards on the front of the Show Daily distributed on Monday, April 11, and at the NewTek smart car HD portable live production vehicle parked in front of South Hall. Registration cards will also be available at NewTek Booth SL4514. 

Drawings will be held once a day beginning Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14. Winners will be notified by email.

In addition to the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway, NewTek will host their annual “Broadcast Minds” event, bringing together some of the most successful digital media strategists in the industry. Panelists will discuss how companies can capitalize on the digital market, effectively. This event will be held Tuesday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. PT at the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom.

For more information regarding NewTek at the NAB Show, visit: www.newtek.com/nab. For up-to-the-minute NAB details, follow NewTek on Facebook and Twitter.

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, webcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, 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 for education in North America starting at US$4,995, and multi-standard internationally starting at US$5,995. For more information, please visit www.keycodemedia.com or call 818-303-3900.

Limited Time – NAB Special Bundle Pricing: TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD850 CS at US$29,995

About NewTek (NAB Show Booth: SL4514)
Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3PLAY™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards.

Clients include: MTV, ESPN X Games, New York Giants, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, Adam Carolla Show, TWiT.TV, St. John’s University, NBA Development League, Diggnation, Streamin’ Garage, Buzz Out Loud, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, Peter Himmelman’s “Furious World,” Department of Homeland Security (DHS), North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in feature films and television shows, including “Avatar,” “TinTin,” “Repo Men,” “V,” “Fringe,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Fairly OddParents” and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, please visit: www.newtek.com.

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Avid Media Composer Smart Tool versus Classic Trim

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Cohen comments on his blog about Avid Media Composer 5.5 and discusses the key benefits of 5.5 over Media Composer 5.0.  The big issue is a “New Coke vs. Classic Coke” of “Legacy Trim Mode versus the new Smart Tool.

You can definitely turn off the smart tool in 5.5, even more completely than you could in 5.0, and, in addition, some bugs were fixed that caused it to turn back on erroneously.

Classic/Legacy trim works as it did in 5.0.3.4, except that in a couple of subtle ways it’s even more like it was in 4.x..

The details about legacy trim are here. The page refers to 5.0, but nothing about it has changed in 5.5. It’s just gotten better.

http://splicenow.com/2010/10/04/tweaking-the-smart-tool/

http://splicenow.com/2011/03/08/media-composer-5-5-goes-live/

Key Code Media Hiring New Sales reps to expand our team

March 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Key Code Media is one of the top video resellers and systems integrators in the U.S. We represent products from Industry leaders such as Avid Technology, Sony and Apple as well all products covering acquisition to distribution.  We specialize in providing workflow solutions to improve our client’s bottom line.

We are expanding our team and looking for individuals with sales skills in the television, film and digital media services industries.  This opportunity is based in our Burbank office.

The individual we seek loves to talk to people and gets excited about technology and solutions for business using digital media and the evolving media services value chain. This individual should be able to grasp digital workflows, engage clients, find their pain points, propose and sell solutions.  Understanding return on investment analysis is a plus.

If this describes you, then this job is a perfect fit. This position is great for an individual who is self motivated, may need some guidance for professional improvement but does not need the oversight of micromanagement.
Responsibilities include:

–      Building and developing sales territory

–      Meet with clients, discuss workflow solutions and handle demonstrations of key products

–      Enable web purchasing with clients

Submit your résumé and a compelling cover letter on why you are an exciting candidate for us to interview – jobs2@keycodemedia.com

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Editors Lounge 8th Annual Pre-NAB Discussion (Key Code Media Burbank) Friday March 25, 2011

Alpha Dogs presents Editors Lounge

8th Annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel
Our Famous Prognosticators Prognosticate… and the Sony OLED Monitor is Here!

Friday March 25, 2011

Our friends at Key Code Media are once again helping the Editors’ Lounge put on the famous (infamous?!) Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. This 8th rendition of our annual look ahead at NAB, seeks to enlighten us all with heated discussion about trends and predictions for post-production and the film/TV business for the rest of 2011 and beyond.

This year’s panel features:

Debra Kaufman (moderator) • Founder / Editor, MobilizedTV
Lucas Wilson • Director Business Development, 3ality Digital
Steve Cohen • Film+TV Editor / Blogger / Author “Avid Agility”
Mark Raudonis • VP Post Production, Bunim/Murray Prods
Michael Bravin • Technical Consultant / Founder, The Digital Picture Company
Terence Curren • Editor+Colorist / Founder, AlphaDogs

As a special treat, the Sony BVME250 OLED master monitor that was discussed at last month’s Editors’ Lounge will actually be on hand for you to oooh and aaah over.

Stay tuned for more updates as they develop!

When

Friday March 25, 2011

6:15pm-7pm Check-In, Networking

7pm-9pm Panel Discussion

As always Editors Lounge events are BYOB, this evening we’ll be providing eats from The Greasy Wiener food truck

Where

Key Code Media

270 South Flower Street

Burbank, CA 91502

(between Olive & Verdugo)

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

WE WILL HIT CAPACITY AT THIS EVENT, EARLY REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Avid Ships MediaComposer 5.5 Major Release

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Key Code Media is Avid Technologies largest reseller of video products in the world.  We understand workflow, the Avid systems and how to integrate Avid within complex workflows.  With over ten Avid ASCRs, we’d like to announce the key new information about this exciting release.

Here’s what’s new for v5.5:

PhraseFind  1.0 and ScriptSync 1.0 Released

a.       Both options run with the 5.5.1/9.5.1 releases

AMA Plugins Are Separate Installer

b.      The AMA Plugins are now a separate installer that is NOT bundled with the application installers

c.       Visit http://www.avid.com/ama for more information and to download the installers

Avid License Control

d.      Avid License Control is a separate application used for activating and deactivating ScriptSync and PhraseFind licenses

e.       Information on how to use the tool can be found on the KB here

New Avid QT Codecs 2.3.4 Resolves Westmere DNxHD Issues

f.        The new 2.3.4 QT codecs that ship with 5.5.1 resolve an issue with DNxHD resolutions on Westmere Macs

g.      This codec package is supported with 5.0.3 builds of the editing application as well

h.       http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=392959

New Macs Released by Apple

i.         On February 24th, 2011, Apple announced new versions of their 13″, 15″, and 17″ MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt.

j.         These systems are under evaluation with Media Composer. Qualification and supported configurations will be announced at a future date.

k.       http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=392943

Media Composer 5.5.1, Symphony 5.5.1, and NewsCutter 9.5.1 Released

l.         The latest release has been made available for purchase and download.

m.     Support Contract Customers are entitled to the upgrade.

n.       For more information,  see:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393415

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393431

Guides

Install: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=263251&Hilite=263251

I/O Comparison: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390851&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=hardware+comparison&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=hardware+comparison

PhraseFind: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393391

ScriptSync: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393395

FAQ

Version 5.5: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389867

PhraseFind: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389887&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

ScriptSync:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389871&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

Matrox Mini MX02:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=366347

AJA IO Express:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389915&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

Software Licensing:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=277611

Avid Artist Series:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389879&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=avid+artist+series&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=avid+artist+series

Audio Hardware and MC:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389911&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=avid+audio+hardware&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=1079&Hilite=avid+audio+hardware

MC Trial:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=366355

Specifications and configuration:

Mac:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390763&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=apple+macintosh+specifications&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=apple+macintosh+specifications

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390759&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

Config Guidelines:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=269631&Hilite=avid+configuration+guidelines

Matrox MX02:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=366315&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=location+of+drivers&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=location+of+drivers

v5.5:

http://www.avid.com/US/products/Media-Composer/system-requirements

Feature Performance:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=365919

3rd Party:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=277977&Hilite=277977

Version Matrix:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=267087&Hilite=version+matrix

What’s New:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390311

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390347

AMA:

http://www.avid.com/US/products/Avid-Media-Access/plug-ins

Smart Tools in v5.5:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389231&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=smart+tool&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=smart+tool

Online tutorials:

http://www.avid.com/US/resources/media-composer-5-getting-started-training
Call Key Code Media at 206-728-4000, 310-401-6700, 415-221-0300 or 818-303-3900 for more information

http://www.keycodemedia.com/Avid/avid-nitris-dx.html

Automated DVD and Transcoding Automation Seminar

March 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Getting your rich media message out, is becoming more confusing and arduous.  DVD, Blu Ray, YouTube, Web streaming, Itunes, HTML 5 and Flash.  Doing it right takes time, join Key Code Media to see an integrated automated approach which from TV/Film production to Advertising and Corporate, a price performance solution is available which will pay for itself in labor savings in under six months.

In this hour long presentation we will show the complete automation through to fully authored and labeled DVD’s utilizing Rimage DVD duplicators and management of media through automated delivery of media along with meta date for post, archive and asset management.
We will take you through the full tool set of Content Agent and show you real world examples of automating all aspects of file output and distribution that will make you more efficient and save you a ton of time!

Advertisers: Digital Signage utilizing automated DVD playlists and delivery to Asset Management Systems

Film Dailies: Completely automated film dailies deliveries through independently visibly water-marked DVD’s through to email and FTP deliveries

Corporate: Communication through moving images has never been more accessible. We will discuss the complications of merging broadcast and computer video standards and how Content Agent makes a complicated task simple.

Education: From application for film school to delivering media for analysis whether it be for football or media studio showreels.

We’ll also showcase “Life in a Day” a Ridley Scott, Google™ sponsored film, featuring consumer based video with no timecode, that was transformed for editing and online delivery for theatrical release

 

WHEN

TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2011 BURBANK (http://bit.ly/fw1NBY)  |Thursday March 10 in Santa Monica (http://bit.ly/gJvZrl)

SESSION 1 10-12PM

SESSION 2 1PM-3PM

SESSION 3 4PM-6PM
(join us for lite snacks & cocktails)

 

Learn How to Leverage Digital Media for Your Broadcast & Media Lab Curriculum Sat March 12, 2011

Key Code Media Invites You to Attend an Exclusive Event Just For Professional Digital Media Educators

Saturday March 12, 2011

“Learn How to Leverage Digital Media
for Your Broadcast & Media Lab Curriculum”
Join us at our Burbank demonstration facility where you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with our post workflow consultants, technical services and integration team
and network with industry peers

This kick off event was tailor made for you and will feature hands on product demonstration and discussion on

-Acquisition, Content Creation, Multi-Media, Editorial, Media Management and Distribution

-Introduction to Our Educational Partners: Avid Technology, Apple, Adobe, Avid, G-Tech and NewTek *** (this list subject to change with no notice)

-Keynote Address
“The State of the Education and How to Overcome the Hurdles and Be Successful”

Keynote Speaker
Jon Amador
College of the Canyons
(Media & Arts Department Chair)
Jon is Professor of audio and radio media in the Radio, Television & Film Department, with BFA and MFA in Music and Sound Design from California Institute of the Arts. Jon has taught at College of the Canyons for the past 9 years, and is a graduate of the Associate Program. He has been active in developing career technical education for students who seek entry into the media and entertainment industries, and has also been involved in the professional development of faculty who seek to infuse technology in their teaching practices. Recently, Jon has initiated an initiative to bring interactive audio and video to the college via podcasting technology, where he brings his influences in the study of media and technology to the broader college community.

WHEN

SATURDAY
MARCH 12, 2011

10:30-11am Check In & Coffee

11:00-12:00pm
Educational Introductions & Keynote Address

12pm-2pm
Fire Up the Grill, It’s Taco Time!
Cold Beverages, Hands on Demos & Networking

WHERE

Key Code Media
270 So Flower St Burbank, CA 91502
(located between Olive & Verdugo)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER