Get a Full Year of Support for Your NYC-Based Media Project with the Made in NY Fellowship

Individuals, small businesses and non-profits can get twelve months of workspace, mentorship and more for their Made in NY media ventures.

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP, in partnership with The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, is accepting applications for the third year of the Made in NY Fellowships. Ten one-year fellowships will be awarded to individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations in media and technology that value diversity in the industry. The goal of the fellowships is to increase and support diversity in the media and technology industry through a variety of perspectives and experiences.

The fellowship will provide a twelve-month membership to the Incubator Workspace at the MINY Media Center by IFP, mentorship with industry leaders and Media Center staff, and access to classes and networking events at the Media Center.

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Free Atomos Firmware Update Adds Varicam LT Support and More for Shogun Users

Atomos rolls out new software for Shogun Inferno and Ninja Inferno recorders with new workflow features for filmmakers.

If you’re a Shogun Inferno 4K recorder user, you might want to consider updating to AtomOS 8.4 as it now brings 10-bit Raw 2K 100/120/200/240p to ProRes and DNX, 12-bit Raw to CDNG up to 4K 30p and 10-bit Raw 2K 100/120p to CDNG for the Panasonic Varicam LT. With this release, Shogun Inferno now has raw support for Sony, Canon and Panasonic cinema cameras.

In an earlier firmware update, Atomos added Dual-link and Quad-link 3G-SDI connectivity for ProRes/DNxHD recording as well as 4K Raw 100/120fps burst support for the Sony FS5 and FS700.

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Sony Adds Full Frame and Anamorphic Support to CineAlta

Sony’s next-gen CineAlta will have a full frame 36 x 24mm sensor.

Over the weekend at Cine Gear Expo, Sony hinted at its next-generation CineAlta camera that’s scheduled to come out in early 2018. According to the release, the camera will have a newly-developed full frame 36 x 24mm sensor that will be aspect ratio-agnostic to include full frame, Super 35 4:3 anamorphic, and 4K spherical 3-perf 17:9.

While there isn’t too much information on price point, lens mount or ergonomics available yet, the camera is said to fit into Sony’s existing CineAlta lineup rather than replace the F65/F55/F5. What we do know is that the camera is expected to produce outstanding image quality with its new image sensor, while maintaining Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC workflows. It will also be compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories like we see with ARRI camera updates.

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George Takei, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more show their March for Science support

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As hundreds of Marches for Science took place around the globe, science-loving celebrities sounded off on social media to show their support.

A few marched themselves (looking at you, Peter Capaldi). Others, unable to make it, sent messages of encouragement and thanks to participants. Bonus: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s message involved a dog.

Yes, if nothing else, we can take comfort in the fact that many celebrities appear to know that, indeed, there is no Planet B. Whew!

Today, we’re at the #MarchForScience promoting the progress of science and the useful arts of engineeringpic.twitter.com/VJJKSMahD3

— Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 22, 2017 Read more…

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Vimeo Adds Support for 360° Video — And a Place to Sell It, Too

Vimeo is betting big on 360° video, positioning itself to be a leader in exhibition and sales.

360° video has been on the rise of late, with more and more 360° camera rigs from established companies entering the space. In addition to capturing 360° video natively, a wide variety of software is now available to convert existing footage into 360°. But once you have it in the can, where do you exhibit your 360° content?

Google’s YouTube has been investing big in 360°, while Apple is way behind (Safari doesn’t support it yet). Facebook has been a player in the space, but by only supporting monoscopic 360° exhibition, the company is leaving money on the table. Vimeo is one of the only online players with 2-pass transcoding, and the company is now intending to give Google some competition in the 360° space.

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Hollywood rallies to support Iranian Asghar Farhadi, barred from Oscars by Muslim ban

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Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won’t be able to attend the Academy Awards in February after President Donald Trump put a halt to U.S. travel from seven Muslim countries on Friday, and Hollywood is rallying support. 

The director is nominated in the foreign-language category for his film The Salesman. He won the Oscar in 2012 for his film A Separation

Trump’s executive order bans entry into the United States for 90 days for people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. The Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 26. 

Asghar Farhadi is the best dramatist in the world. The Oscars should not be held without him in attendance.

— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) January 28, 2017 Read more…

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