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The editors of Digital Content Producer and Millimeter post live from the NAB Show in Las Vegas as the news happens. Check back several times a day for the latest industry news, reports from press conferences, and product introductions.

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Sony’s Press Conference

By Trevor Boyer- Filed under: Press Conferences New Products HD/HDV Camera Accessories Cameras NAB News
SonyAlso a bit light on product introductions—especially smaller camcorders—was Sony’s Sunday press conference. In the company’s defense, it’s unleahed a whole bunch of handheld HDV and XDCAM EX models in the past 12 months, so evidently the company has extracted itself from the industry’s traditional NAB-centric product release cycle.

So, what is new for Sony at NAB 2009? First, the SRW-9000 is the first camcorder based on the HDCAM SR format. It’s intended as a mobile, Steadicam-friendly B-camera to the Sony F23. The SRW-9000 has 2/3in. CCDs and a 14-bit A/D converter. As standard, the camcorder does 4:2:2 10-bit recording at 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, and 1080/50i/59.94i. It can also record 4:2:2 1080/50P/59.94P. Full 4:4:4 recording and output is possible via the optional HKSR-9003 RGB 4:4:4 processing board. The SRW-9000 will be available in December; pricing has not yet been determined.

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Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact us at The Briefing Room.

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S.two Corp and Band Pro Film & Digital Inc announce global sales & marketing partnership

By Janette Boatwright - Filed under: Content Delivery Broadcast Company Announcements News
S.two Corporation and Band Pro Film & Digital Inc. are pleased to announce a worldwide sales and marketing partnership effective immediately. Band Pro will be a primary sales channel for S.two’s innovative new product family that includes the OB-1™ on-board recorder with removable FlashMag™ solid-state magazines and the FlashDock™ family of compact transfer stations.

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The editors of Digital Content Producer and millimeter post live from the Sundance Film Festival as the news happens. Check back several times a day for the latest industry news, reports from press conferences, and product introductions.

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Podcast: We Live in Public Director Ondi Timoner

By Craig Erpelding- Filed under: Podcasts Filmmakers Filmmaker Focus Cameras Workflow
Documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner sat down recently for a chat with millimeter Senior Editor Michael Goldman to discuss the decade-long odyssey she went through to produce her new documentary, We Live in Public—the story of internet pioneer Josh Harris and the late 1990s project he spearheaded to monitor subjects voluntarily locked in a bunker for 30 days and air the results on what was then an embryonic version of the Web. The movie is competing in the 2009 Sundance documentary category.

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The editors of Digital Content Producer and millimeter post live from the Siggraph showfloor in Boston as the news happens. Check back several times a day for the latest industry news, reports from press conferences, and other Siggraph events.

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Meet the Guest Bloggers: Mike Stern

By Lucy Sutton- Filed under: Blogger Bios Animation
Mike Stern DistraxionMike Stern is originally from New York and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is working as a staff animator at DreamWorks Animation and has contributed to their last two releases, Bee Movie and Kung Fu Panda. Stern is currently in production on Monsters vs. Aliens, which is due to release in the Spring of 2009.

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The Digital Content Producer Blogcast highlights conversations with today’s top filmmakers and content producers via the Digital Content Producer podcast series. Featuring conversations discussing HD Technology, products and events showcased at the annual NAB Show, and even Sundance Film Festival artists, the Digital Content Producer blogcast is a premier audio resource for staying up to date with the content creation industry.

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The 2009 SXSW Film Festival Straight From the Source

By Craig Erpelding

Film-goers and filmmakers collide in Austin, Texas every March at the SXSW Film Festival and this year may have provided an unseen, “behind-the-scenes” twist as longtime Festival Producer Matt Dentler resigned his position–2009 will be the debut for producer Janet Pierson.

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