August 2016
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ProductionHUB Launches IBCHUB 2016!

IBCHUB is now launched to provide the latest news, interviews and updates right from the show in Amsterdam. If you're interested in participating or want to know more about sponsorship opportunites, email

Special thanks to all of our sponsors: AJA, ARRI, AtomosLectrosonics, Schneider Optics & Wowza.


CW Sonderoptic to Showcase Newest Leica Cine Optics at IBC

Logo Marketing Director, Cine Products, Seth Emmons answers a few questions about CW Sonderoptic's first year with at booth at IBC and the newest Leica Cine optics they plan to showcase.

Sound Devices Displays PIX-E Series Recording Monitors & More at IBC2016

Logo Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices, LLC talks about Video Devices PIX-E Series recording monitors and more at IBC2016.

Inside the Production Truck at the Rio Olympics

Exclusive interview with Glen Levine, Co President NEP Group

PH:How many production people did NEP bring to Rio?

Levine: We have over 40 staff engineers, drivers, operations and management from the U.S., and 40 from NEP’s broadcast services operations outside of the U.S. NEP’s Mediatec Solutions provided 40 LED screens at 17 venues in Rio, and they have about 40 people on site as well.

SIGGRAPH 2016: A Recap


SIGGRAPH 2016 has concluded its 43rd annual event with strong attendance from around the world. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24 – 28 July 2016. Taking over the Anaheim Convention Center, SIGGRAPH 2016 hosted over 14,000 attendees – over 10,600 from the United States, with the balance from 73 other countries worldwide, including Canada, Japan, the UK, S. Korea, France, China and Germany. 

2016 RIO Olympic Coverage: One for the Ages

Ok, so let's start off slow so you can (maybe) wrap your mind around just how much time, money, (1.23 billion paid in rights fees alone in the U.S.) equipment, and logistics, go into this awesome spectacle called the 2016 Rio Olympics. But before we can move forward let's go backwards just for a second so one can understand and compare the scope of the production. Let's say you’ve been asked to produce a local college basketball game. Maybe six to eight weeks out. No problem. One or two production trucks, maybe eight or 10 cameras, gfx, transmission, audio, just one venue.

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Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cities for Corporate Video Production

Over the course of the past several years, we’ve seen a number of reports about how the entertainment industry – and filmmaking in particular – has moved beyond L.A. and NYC for a myriad of reasons, ranging from tax incentives to weather to scenery and available crew. Cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Miami and Denver are just a few that have attracted productions beyond California and New York.

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ZEISS Otus lenses

Logo The ZEISS Otus lenses are designed for state-of- the-art cameras with high-resolution sensors. With 4K productions becoming the industry standard, Otus lenses are the top choice for filmmakers. High contrast, practically no color fringes, and a high aperture of f/1.4 in all three lenses in this family make the ZEISS Otus a masterpiece.
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5 Ways to Use Music to Tell A Story

In film, soundtrack is just as important as visuals for telling the story – it helps to fully convey the intended emotion of a scene, establish continuity and add momentum.

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K-Tek: great products and superior service. Various boom poles with many options for all budgets and applications. All Klassic (graphite) and Avalon (graphite or aluminum) poles are Made in USA.

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