London design, animation studio Golden Wolf sets up shop in NYC

Animation studio Golden Wolf, headquartered in London, has launched its first stateside location in New York City. The expansion comes on the heels of an alliance with animation/VFX/live-action studio Psyop, a minority investor in the company. Golden Wolf now occupies studio space in SoHo adjacent to Psyop and its sister company Blacklist, Continue reading

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AJA Introduces Kona 5 with 12G-SDI I/O

At IBC 2018, AJA debuted Kona 5, a new eight-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O card supporting 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/output for workstations or Thunderbolt 3-connected chassis. Kona 5 supports 4K/UltraHD and HD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows over one cable. For developers, AJA’s SDK offers support for Kona 5 multi-channel 12G-SDI I/O, Continue reading

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GoPro introduces new Hero7 camera lineup

GoPro’s new Hero7 lineup includes the company’s flagship Hero7 Black, which comes with a timelapse video mode, live streaming and improved video stabilization. The new video stabilization, HyperSmooth, allows users to capture professional-looking, gimbal-like stabilized video without  a motorized gimbal. HyperSmooth also works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals fail. Continue reading

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Xytech intros mobile UI, REST APIs for MediaPulse at IBC

Xytech, maker of the MediaPulse facility management software, has introduced a new user interface that extends MediaPulse to a wider range of users and expands support for multiple devices.

The new MediaPulse UI provides custom screens tailored to the needs of operations staff, producers, facility managers, field crews and freelancers. Continue reading

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Panavision, Sim, Saban Capital agree to merge

Saban Capital Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, Panavision Inc. and Sim Video International Inc. have agreed to combine their businesses to create a premier global provider of end-to-end production and post production services to the entertainment industry. Under the terms of the business combination agreement, Continue reading

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Montreal’s Real by Fake acquires LA’s Local Hero

Montréal-based post company Real by Fake has acquired Santa Monica’s Local Hero, whose credits include Mr. Robot, Captain Fantastic and Pitch Perfect. The acquisition creates an international post production and VFX entity that gives Real By Fake (C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de Flore, Dallas Buyers Club, Continue reading

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Quantum upgrades Xcellis scale-out storage with StoreNext 6.2 and NVMe technology

Quantum Corp. has made significant enhancements to its Xcellisscale-out storage appliance portfolio with an upgrade to StorNext 6.2 and the introduction of NVMe storage. StorNext 6.2 bolsters performance for 4K and 8K video while enhancing integration with cloud-based workflows and global collaborative environments. NVMe storage significantly accelerates ingest and other aspects of media workflows. Continue reading

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Reallusion intros three tools for mocap, characters

Reallusion has launched three new motion capture and character-creation products: Character Creator 3, a stand-alone character creation tool; Motion Live, a realtime motion capture solution; and 3D Face Motion Capture with Live Face for iPhone X. With these products Reallusion is offering a total solution to build, morph, animate and gamify 3D characters. Continue reading

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New Ensemble Video Feature: In-Video Quizzing

In our latest version 5.0, we introduced the long-requested feature: video quizzing. The Ensemble Video Quiz feature is useful for both universities and companies, allowing instructors and trainers to easily create quizzes on top of existing video content. Quiz questions can be added at strategic points throughout the video or at the end, then published on your organization’s LMS or CMS, or on a blog or webpage.

Our online video quizzing tool makes video viewing more active and engaging by encouraging viewers to participate with lessons. It also facilitates measurement of viewership and comprehension, providing another way to improve teaching and learning. The Ensemble Video quizzing feature also allows instructors and trainers to combine instruction and assessment, helping to reinforce key concepts.

Encourage active viewing

Unfortunately, when you simply assign videos for students or trainees to view, you don’t know that they haven’t turned on the video and walked away or opened a new tab to do something else online. You can’t be sure of this even if you can track to see they’ve completed a video stream, as you can with Ensemble Video.

But when you enable video quizzing on your most important media, you can ensure that your students or trainees are engaged and absorbing the content within.

Combine instruction and assessment

Beyond engagement, video quizzes can take the place of online quizzes by combining instruction with assessment.

This is a huge benefit for busy university students, because it allows them to simultaneously learn and prove to their instructors that they’ve understood the material. It’s also a benefit for companies, because it can speed up the training process for new employees, allowing them to get started in their role even sooner.

Test comprehension and reinforce key concepts

Depending on the video content, it can occasionally be easy for viewers to get caught up on the wrong details. However, video quizzing during instructional content ensures that students and trainees are being assessed on their knowledge of the most important concepts the video presents. Then, viewers will walk away with a better memory of crucial information.

Creating a video quiz is easy with Ensemble Video.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Set up a quiz by choosing which video you will add questions to and determine your quiz settings.

  2. Create multiple choice, multiple select, true or false questions, or any combination of those and place them in strategic points throughout the video or at the end. You can also add hints and explanations for each question.

  3. After a quiz has been created and taken by your students or trainees, you can view results and drill down into specific questions and users. You an also export results to a PDF or CSV.

In this article, you can learn more about how to use our new video quizzing feature and quickly and easily create engaging video quizzes for your instructional and training videos. Or, if you’re interested in testing our video quizzing feature, you can also schedule a demo or request a free trial now.

 

mLogic at IBC with four new storage solutions

mLogic will be at partner booths during IBC showing four new products at IBC 2018: the mSpeed Pro, mRack Pro, mShare MDC and mTape SAS.

The mLogic mSpeed Pro (pictured) is a 10-drive RAID system with integrated LTO tape. Thishybrid storage solution and hard drive provides high-speed access to media for coloring, Continue reading

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