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RESELLER NEWS 12 POST OCTOBER 2014 WOHLER PARTNERS WITH BIG PIC MEDIA IN UK LONDON — Big Pic Media ( is now serving as the UK distributor for the Cinnafi lm Tachyon Wormhole auto- mated fi le-based retiming solution, which is powered by Wohler Technologies' RadiantGrid intelligent media transformation platform. The Tachyon Wormhole solution off ers content producers the abili- ty to shorten or lengthen content by as much as 10 percent of its runtime while preserving video and audio quality, as well as closed caption integrity. "Big Pic Media already has experience with Cinna- fi lm products such as the Tachyon appliance, and it is a privilege for us to now become a UK reseller of Tachyon Wormhole," says Adam Welsh, director of Big Pic Media. "Effi cient and uncompromising retiming is critical for maximizing opportunities, not only to release additional reve- nue, but also to ensure the duration of any project accurately meets the demands of target broadcast- ers. We are excited about the market potential of Tachyon Wormhole." Using Wohler's ( RadiantGrid software platform as its processing framework, the turnkey Tachyon Wormhole system can process up to two streams in SD, HD or Ultra HD simultaneously. The technology also facilitates synchronous retiming of closed caption data and audio into the video-pro- cessing workfl ow. Users simply select the target runtime by choosing a specifi c length or by entering a percentage adjustment. VFXNOW BRINGS 'HARDWARE AS A SERVICE' TO BIG APPLE NEW YORK —VFXNOW off ers a unique strategy for post facility development with its "Hardware as a Service" approach. After opening its new offi ce last month in New York, VFXNOW has released a short video that breaks down what a "Hardware as a Service" company can contribute to post production technology. VFXNOW stems from parent company GPL Technologies of Los Angeles, a full-ser- vice technology systems integrator that serves the four quadrants of infrastructure development: managed services, staffi ng, sales and with VFXNOW, hardware as a service. According to GPL, the solution is intended for improving the time and cost effi ciency of post facility development. VFX- NOW works towards the growth of not only the worldwide fi lm industry, but supports the specifi c creative needs of the fi lmmak- ers, artists and entrepreneurs who seek to grow the art and craft of motion pictures. For a sample video, visit: https://www. New York, NY Los Angeles, CA Technology for creaties by creatives. PIXELUTION HELPS SGO GAIN PRESENCE IN PAKISTAN HERTFORDSHIRE, UK — Darkroom Asia in Pakistan recently won a major contract with ARY Films to provide post production and VFX-related services. The deal was a direct result of the studio investing in an SGO Mistika 4K system, which it purchased from UK-based reseller Pixelution ( Darkroom Asia is the fi rst facility in Pakistan to feature a Mistika 4K suite, which it is using to support television commercials and feature fi lm projects. "Our decision to make Mistika our fi rst choice was simple," explains Darkroom Asia CEO, Salman Hasan. "The tools and realtime RAW image and other native workfl ows are superior to any other system out there, and we wanted to be the fi rst company in Pakistan to have a fully-equipped Mistika 4K system, which would provide a one-stop solution, in realtime, for our fi lm and commercials industries." Darkroom Asia recently completed its fi rst com- mercial fi lm using the new Mistika system. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is an action/drama/sports fi lm, produced by Six Sigma Entertainment. The entire post process, including color grading, was com- pleted within Mistika. The feature was shot with Red digital cinema cameras. On Monday, October 13th, CTS Audio (www.ctsau- in Brentwood, TN, hosted a Yamaha Nuage demo. The Nuage Advanced Production System is the result of a joint collaboration between Yama- ha and Steinberg, and combines Yamaha's effi cient hardware with Nuendo 6 software. Yamaha Com- mercial Audio Systems' David Lees and Chris Hinson were on-hand to demonstrate the system, answer questions and provide insight into numerous tips and tricks within Nuendo recording software. VFXNOW founder, Brian Terrell

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