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Learn Virtual Reality Filmmaking at Media ASYLUM

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Virtual Reality is one of the most exciting technologies emerging today. Go to any technology or content creation exhibition and the VR booths are the ones that capture the crowd. We are also starting to see VR content being included amongst film festivals.

The idea of immersing ourselves in a alternative world and interacting with things in 3D space; things that would previously exist either on a screen or in our imagination; is a unique and truly captivating sensory experience that most of us have not participated in before.

Producing Virtual Reality content may, at first glance, seem a complex task but in reality, the key concepts are within the grasp of anyone with basic media production knowledge.

The ‘Cinematic 360 Production for Virtual Reality Experience’ course is something new at Media ASYLUM and is being introduced for the first time this year as a result of requests from many media practitioners in the industry.

The short 3-day course is intended to equip participants with the necessary basic skill sets required to start producing and capturing cinematic 360 VR content. It teaches how to plan and script for a VR shoot, understand the various 360 camera rigs that are available and knowledge of VR headsets and content distribution. Most of all, it focuses on how VR offers a different and unique way of story-telling from the more traditional forms that are currently used.

Leading the course is Lionel Chok, Creative Technologist at iMMERSiVELY, a creative startup specialising in immersive technologies, such as Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for corporates and businesses. With a background in television production and a passion for Augmented and Virtual Reality, Lionel offers participants a wealth of knowledge and experience to tap on.

IMDA Talent Assistance (Training) Grant

This course is approved under the IMDA Talent Assistance (Training) Grant scheme, which means that Singaporeans and Singaporean Permanent Residents are eligible for up to 90% subsidy on course fees (subject to IMDA terms and conditions).

 

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Flanders Scientific new remote utility combines monitor control AND BoxIO control into a single powerful application.

The IP Remote Utility provides useful toggles and controls for management of your AM, BM, CM, and DM series monitors as well as BoxIO units.

BoxIO

Quickly change operation mode and channel settings, load LUTs to BoxIO to toggle On & Off quickly, Update Firmware, Manage BoxIO IP addresses and WiFi settings, and capture frames at full resolution that can be saved instantly as a .JPG, .BMP, or BoxIO .RAW image.

Many features require the use of BoxIO Firmware 1.51 or newer. You can find updated firmware here.

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Control AM, BM, CM, and DM series function keys, menu keys, and quickly switch inputs.

On DM series monitors, capture frames at full resolution that can be saved instantly as a .JPG, .BMP, or BoxIO .RAW image.

ScopeStream

The world’s first real-time Waveform and Vectorscope transmitted directly from your BoxIO or DM series monitor to your computer with no additional equipment needed. Simply connect your DM series monitor and computer to the same network and use the IP Remote Utility.

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IBC updates from Flanders Scientific

IBC is underway in Amsterdam and Flanders Scientific have some fantastic updates, with new products, capabilities and prototypes making their IBC debut.

XM310K First Look

Announced at NAB 2017 and making an appearance at IBC is the brand new XM310K.

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  • 31″ 4K monitor
  • 4096 x 2160 native resolution
  • HDR reference mastering monitor
  • Support for multiple HDR formats
  • 2,000 cd/m2 peak luminance
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio

See more information and specifications now at FlandersScientific.com/XM310K.

XM550U Production Model on Display

Also making its debut at NAB 2017, a production model of the new XM550U is now on show at IBC.

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  • 55″ UHD Monitor
  • 3840×2160 UHD native resolution
  • OLED panel
  • SDR Mastering Monitor
  • HDR Preview Monitor
  • Supports 12G, 6G, and Quad 3G SDI connections

See more information and specifications now at FlandersScientific.com/XM550U.

New DM Series Features

The DM series monitors have seen some great new features added to them, including Customizable Multi-Color Waveform and 3rd Generation Focus Assist.

Can’t make it to IBC? You can find videos highlighting these functions and other popular features such as PAP and Adjustable LUM Coloring at FSI’s Vlog page at FlandersScientific.com/vlog/.

Here’s an example, showcasing one of the latest features, Side-by-Side Monitoring Overview. FSI’s unique live side-by-side monitoring feature allows for mixed formats, mixed frame rates, and even mixed input types to be viewed together in PAP, PIP, or POP configurations.

New Lower Price on DM170

The incredibly powerful 16.5″ DM170 has a new list price of just $3,495*

  • DM170_2017_250.jpgReference Grade 16.5″ 10bit panel
  • Wide Gamut Capable (100% P3 Coverage)
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs
  • Connects directly to your favorite on set grading applications (internal / real-time LUT box)
  • Ultra power-efficient @ just 23 Watts
  • Durable construction with all metal chassis and optional gorilla glass screen protector
  • Lightweight and portable (8 lbs / 3.6 kg)
  • Features 3rd Gen Focus Assist, ScopeStream, Adjustable
  • Exposure Check, new Multi-Color Real Time Waveform

*US List price. Asian price varies with shipping, etc.

Email us for more information & pricing.

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ScopeStream for BoxIO Now Available

BoxIO’s new ScopeStream capability, first announced at NAB 2017, is now available as part of a public beta release of the updated BoxIO Utility application and BoxIO firmware.

The updated utility allows multiple BoxIO devices to be connected, each supporting its own real-time Waveform and/or VectorScope stream.

We characterize BoxIO as an Advanced Color Management device because it is more than just a LUT box and ScopeStream is another great illustration of that point. With a single device you can apply LUTs in real-time, take full resolution frame grabs, view waveform and vector scope, and a whole lot more. Best of all, you get all of these capabilities for a price that is comparable to devices that do little more than just apply a LUT.

-Bram Desmet, CEO/GM Flanders Scientific, Inc.

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The Media Village at Broadcast Asia 2017

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The Media Village is pleased to return to Broadcast Asia (Booth #6G4-04)!

BroadcastAsia2017 Exhibition

Date: 23 – 25 May, Tuesday – Thursday
Venue: Level 3 to 6, Suntec Singapore
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 6pm daily

Do take note that the show has moved back to Suntec Singapore this year and is no longer held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

Once again, The Media Village will be showcasing the latest updates and releases from a host of our leading edge partners.

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