Investing in Smoke

Masters & Savant Worldwide recently purchased Autodesk Smoke, a complete finishing system for visual media, aimed at television and film production.

PAC-MAN series for Disney

Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment LLC ("41e') have granted the US television rights to Disney XD for the brand new animated action comedy series tentatively entitled PAC-MAN - The Adventure Begins (26 x 22’) in time for a fall 2013 airing.

Animation industry’s biggest event

Some 2,300 participants are expected at the 2012 edition of the International Animation Film Market (Mifa), which over the past 25 years has established itself as the leading event on the industry calendar.

Getting to grips with video analytics

ObjectVideo, a leader in Intelligent Video, has announced the general availability of version 6 of its industry-leading video analytics product. ObjectVideo (OV)6 contains a major science revision of the software’s core content analysis engine, which significantly improves target detection, separation, tracking and classification of objects within the video scene.

CTO project assists Ghana NCA

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has completed a project to assist the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana with the development of its 5-year Strategic Plan. The Plan will help the NCA to continue facilitating the fast growth that the country’s ICT sector has witnessed over the last decade, over which period, for example, Ghana’s mobile penetration rate grew from 0.67% to 81%.

Simplified data storage

Small and Medium businesses (SMBs) can now take advantage of consolidated, next-generation storage, thanks to the flexible and easy to use Dell PowerVault MD3600i and MD3600f Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings, available from distributors Drive Control Corporation (DCC).

Animation SA Student Award winners

Animation SA held its first ever Student Awards event on 4 February at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg.The schools that entered the competition were: Wits, Boston Media House, The Open Window, The Animation School, NEMISA, University of Johannesburg, Learn 3D and Touch Vision Training.

Orad shows off at BVE

Any South African techno-heads visiting BE 2012 in London in mid February can drop in on the Orad stand to see the the newest broadcast graphic and video server technology.

MTV3 Finland interacts with Orad

Finnish broadcaster MTV3 has become fully interactive with the Orad Interact solution, which lets television presenters control and direct content on their touch screens, video walls and other input devices, enabling them to better engage their viewers with media-rich visuals.

SA Animation Schools Competition

Animation South Africa is holding its first ever Student Competition to take place on Saturday, 4 February at The Bioscope Independent cinema in Johannesburg.
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