In Broadcast - March 2018 - 58
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 3 | March 2018
Avid Celebrates Customers'
vid has congratulated its
customers who received awards
at this year's British Academy of Film
and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film
tools, Media Composer and Pro Tools,
powered by MediaCentral - claimed
as the industry's most open, tightly
integrated and efficient platform
designed for media - were used by
winners and nominees in all sound and
editing production craft categories.
The BAFTA Film Award for Editing
went to Jonathan Amos, ACE and
Paul Machliss, ACE for Baby Driver
who used Media Composer to edit
this blockbuster film. "Without Media
Composer, I simply could not have
worked in the manner that was
required," said Machliss. "The ability
to edit in a 'near-live' environment
allowed a unique blending of
production and post-production that
contributed to the film's success. I'm
honoured to be recognised by BAFTA."
Behind the scenes: The Shape Of Water
Additionally, all nominees for the
BAFTA Film Award for Editing also
used Media Composer to cut their
films, including Joe Walker, ACE for
Blade Runner 2049, Lee Smith, ACE for
Dunkirk, Sidney Wolinsky, ACE for The
Shape of Water, and Jon Gregory, ACE
for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
The BAFTA Best Sound Award went
to Richard King, Gregg Landaker,
Gary A. Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten
for Dunkirk who relied on Avid's
professional audio solution, Pro Tools,
to bring their soundtracks to life.
BAFTA Sound nominees Ron Bartlett,
Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth and Mark
Mangini from sound post-production
company Formosa Group, mixed Blade
Runner 2049 using two revolutionary
Pro Tools | S6 consoles.
Supervising Sound Editor Mark
Mangini commented: "Blade Runner
2049 takes place in a dystopian future
that began life in the imaginations of
our writer and director. Acoustically
a blank slate, and relying on our own
imaginations, Theo Green and I spent
months designing the hundreds of
unique sounds and textures that make
up this one-of-a-kind aural universe.
Utilising Avid Pro Tools, we formed
evocative sound 'compositions' that
expanded the frame to create an
immersive reality for that which wasn't
seen... or never has been."
Fellow sound editing nominees and
Avid users also included Christian
Robitaille, Brad Zoern for The Shape
of Water, Ren Klyce, David Parker,
Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson,
Matthew Wood for Star Wars: The Last
Jedi, and Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis,
Julian Slater for Baby Driver.
"Every awards season Avid's talented
customer community comes out strong
to win recognition for creations that
amaze audiences around the world,"
said Avid President, Jeff Rosica. "Avid
for their outstanding work. It's our
extreme honour to provide the tools,
platform and ecosystem that are part
of their creative processes."
Core SWX Small Form
Camera Nano-M Battery
ore SWX has announced its newest
cine battery, the Nano-VBR98,
exclusively designed for Panasonic
cameras. With a capacity of 98wh and
weighing in at 0.9lbs, the Nano-VBR98
is a 7.4v battery pack with a 12v power
tap (2A max load).
"The on-board 12v power tap is a key
element in production, allowing you
to power on-camera accessories, such
as transmitters and monitors from
companies like Teradek, SmallHD and
Zacuto," said David Isaacs, Strategic
Channel Sales, Core SWX.
The Nano-VBR98 is specifically
designed for select Panasonic cameras,
Core SWX Nano-M with 'SmartTap' protocol
such as the Panasonic AU-EVA1. The
pack is equipped with a four-stage
LED power gauge and a power tap. The
Nano-VBR98 has a typical runtime of
five hours off of Panasonic EVA1 draw
and charges on Panasonic chargers.
"We recognise that a large segment of
filmmakers are utilising 'small form'
cine cameras, yet they're relying on
battery packs that are intended for
the consumer market, or being forced
to rig their cameras to use V-mount
or Gold Mount battery power when
powering accessories," said Ross
Kanarek, CEO, Core SWX. "We're taking
our Nano brick battery technology and
repurposing it into a smaller
form to address that segment
of cine cameras. Utilising the
premier lithium ion cells in the
market from Panasonic, insures
this product will withstand the
demands of video production."
The Nano-VBR98 is the first battery
pack to offer Core's patentpending SmartTap protocol.
This will allow future
integration with devices to
utilise the smart battery
data in the pack, another
feature that until now, was
only offered in premium
brick battery packs.
"We see this product as
the start of a
new segment within the
professional video battery
market," said Kanarek.
"The resulting product is
something Core is very
proud to offer." Additional
Core SWX Nano-M for Panasonic AU-EVA1
including the Nano-U98, designed for
Sony will be available in late February,
and a Canon model will be available in
The complete line of Nano-M series
batteries will premiere at Core SWX's
booth at NAB Vegas 2018.