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NAB Show: MESA Members to Share New Post-Production Solutions

This is the first of two stories previewing some of the post-production solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Deluxe will be turning the spotlight on its new, cloud-based Deluxe One open platform at NAB in Las Vegas, according to Janine Kamwene, director of content marketing and communications at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.

The company will be providing sneak peek demonstrations of Deluxe One to reporters April 8 at the Encore Tower Suites., one day before the platform’s official launch at NAB, Deluxe said. It called Deluxe One an “industry-first” platform that will change “how entertainment is made and delivered.”

Deluxe One “will unify every stage of the content ecosystem – from pre-production to playout – in a single, user-friendly interface,” Deluxe said in its invite to reporters.

“To date, no platform exists that unifies this process and manages how content goes from the camera lens to a consumer’s many screens,” Deluxe said, adding: “The platform will support a higher level of customer and vendor collaboration at all stages in the content ecosystem, reducing the amount of time, steps, and vendors it takes to bring content to audiences around the world.”

The two April 8 demos will be presented by Andy Shenkler, chief product officer at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. Deluxe Hospitality Suite in the Encore Tower at the Wynn,
Janine.Kamwene@bydeluxe.com

Among other MESA members representing the post-production space at the 2018 NAB Show:

Adobe
At NAB, Adobe will “showcase powerful new updates to Adobe Creative Cloud, giving video pros the world’s best tools for video editing and motion graphics,” it said in a prepared statement. The latest release “brings amazing new features and faster workflows for color, graphics, audio, animation, collaboration” and virtual reality (VR), according to Adobe.

NAB attendees can see the latest product demos at the Adobe booth. SL4610, Adobe@SunshineSachs.com.

Advantage Video Systems
Advantage Video Systems (AVS) will use NAB to talk about its integration work and the new products it’s selling, Jeffrey Stansfield, its president, CEO and owner, told the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA).

One of the things AVS will be talking about is its Digital Asset Management (DAM) Team Building services (ATS-Asset Team Services), he said, adding: “AVS are proven experts in building and maintaining Asset Management systems and provide solutions for companies large and small.” Whether designing production asset management (PAM), DAM or media asset management (MAM), or “resolving issues, we are the go-to company in the entertainment and business industry across the nation,” he said.

AVS is also “one of the leaders on” content distribution network (CDN) channel integrators, he said, explaining: “So, you have Sohonet, Azure and other CDN platforms but you need a professional studio and we have built some of the best in the U.S.”

AVS will also be talking about its Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Certification infrastructures, he said, noting: “If you are a post facility and want to do work with the big studios you have to get a MPAA Certification and we can help.” SL14916, jeff@advantagevideosystems.com

AlterMedia
AlterMedia will show its new release Studio Suite 12 at NAB, Joel Stoner, the company’s CEO, founder and owner, said, calling 12 a “ground up rebuild of our application, built for the browser.”

Studio Suite is studio and production management software that does full customer relationship management (CRM), equipment inventory and maintenance, budgeting/scheduling/tasks and project management, rates and invoices, basic MAM and “much more, targeted at any organization that produces content,” Stoner said, adding: “We integrate with” Quickbooks, Xero, Outlook/Google/Mac Calendars, Twillio, Box, DropBox and Google Docs.

This marks AlterMedia’s 22nd year in business and it now has customers in 55 countries, he told MESA. SL14300MR, joel@studiosuite.com

Dolby
“Dolby will be demonstrating how it can take all of your entertainment experiences to the next level,” the company said in a prepared statement. On Saturday, April 7, as part of the Future of Cinema track of sessions, more than one Dolby rep will take part in the panel The Future in High Dynamic Range – Are You Ready?, from 10:50 a.m. to noon (S222-S223). Jaclyn Pytlarz, applied vision science engineer with Dolby and Dolby senior researcher Alexandre Chapiro will join representatives from Pixar and Sony Pictures Entertainment to look at how HDR has changed filmmaking. SU1702

FilmTrack
This year at NAB, FilmTrack “will be unveiling the largest revision to our platform in its 20-year history,” according to Michael McGuire, its chief revenue officer.

“From rights and availabilities to royalties and participations, we’re excited to showcase new features and functionality that define the next generation in rights management,” he said.

First up is MyFilmTrack, which he said allows users to “create highly configurable widget-based dashboards that are personalized for each user.” As a result, there’ll be “no more searching through multiple screens or reports for the information you need,” he explained.

Next up is InstAvails, which he said enable an organization’s teams to “quickly and easily access data for better decision-making while streamlining the contract initiation process.” He added: “With InstAvails, you know what content you have available to sell at any given point in time so that you never miss out on new revenue opportunities.”

MyFilmTrack and InstAvails are new features of FilmTrack’s platform that will be shown for the first time at NAB, according to the company.

There will also be a preview of FilmTrack’s new user interface, McGuire said, adding: “Our sleek new look and feel will take FilmTrack from being not only the most robust” Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based “offering in the industry, but the easiest-to-use tool for rights management.” SU8812, jennifer.sistilli@filmtrack.net