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Sony Media Solutions Division is a New Group Providing Next-Generation Cloud and Software Workflows for Media Professionals

The following video presents Sony NAB 2017: Media Solutions that Reach the Cloud:
Learn about Sony’s media cloud offerings and how they can enhance your workflow

Media Solutions that anticipate your needs

If you need to drive efficiency throughout your entire business. If you need to reduce your footprint and lower overall distribution costs, you need to explore Sony’s Media Solutions. Here are better ways to create content, move it, manage it and automate your entire workflow. We made these solutions smarter with metadata. Made them faster with streaming. Made them more accessible with cloud storage, cloud browsing and cloud sharing.

Sony: XDCAM® air cloud-based ENG solution

Sony: XDCAM® air cloud-based ENG solution

The new Sony Media Solutions Division provides next-generation cloud and software workflows for media professionals.

  • The new Media Solutions Division is comprised of management and national accounts teams across North America, all professionals with diverse backgrounds in technology, news production, engineering, marketing and product and software development.
Sony: Media Backbone Hive production system

Sony: Media Backbone Hive production system

Sony Media Backbone NavigatorX workflow and media asset management: Full Sail University Stores, Catalogs and Manages Assets Using Sony's NavigatorX.  Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony Media Backbone NavigatorX workflow and media asset management: Full Sail University Stores, Catalogs and Manages Assets Using Sony’s NavigatorX. Image Courtesy of Sony

The following video presents Full Sail University Stores, Catalogs and Manages Assets Using Sony’s NavigatorX:
Scott Dansby, Full Sail University’s Director of Industry Relations, Information & Media Technology found one central location for all of the school’s assets to live in Sony’s Media Backbone NavigatorX.

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Sony Media Solutions Division to Provide Next-Generation Cloud and Software Workflows for Media Professionals

by Sony Pro Team 12/14/2017, in Sony Professional

New Group Harnesses the Power of Cloud Collaboration and Automation to Develop and Bring to Market Customized Technologies for Content Owners/Creators, Distributors and Platforms

Sony is focusing its media workflow solutions under one organization within its Professional Solutions Americas (PSA) group. The Media Solutions Division combines many of Sony’s technology resources designed to help media customers maximize and monetize content distribution, as well as drive efficiencies at every stage of the media production lifecycle — from content acquisition to distribution to archive.

Based on an organization’s unique needs, the use of one or several of Sony’s solutions can help streamline and automate workflows, freeing creative professionals from redundant or administrative tasks so they can focus on creating and monetizing compelling content. These solutions can also deliver budgetary relief, providing services that otherwise tie up capital and operating expenses.

Sony: Ci Media Cloud Platform.  Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony: Ci Media Cloud Platform. Image Courtesy of Sony

“Media customers are faced with more challenges than ever before,” said John Studdert, VP of the Media Solutions Division. “They need to deliver ‘anytime, anywhere’ to the ever increasing number of distribution platforms. The challenge our customers are faced with is to do all of this efficiently, effectively, with high quality, and with the same amount of people or, in many cases, fewer resources. At the same time, they need to reduce costs and eliminate redundancies. What we’re able to do now is provide a variety of solutions to meet the specific needs of our customers using our cloud and software solutions with a high degree of agility.” (more…)

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Press Releases Sony

Sony CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Cards with Ultra-Fast Write Speeds Up to 510MB/s and Read Speeds of Up to 530MB/s: Ideal for Professional Photographers & Videographers

Sony recently launched the new CFast memory cards for professional photographers and videographers.

  • Ultra-fast write speed of up to 510 MB/s1, ideal for continuous raw burst shooting on compatible cameras.
  • Max. 530 MB/s1 transfer speed supports transfer of large files like 4K video or high-resolution stills.
  • Designed for theater-quality video recording with 130 MB/s minimum write speed (VPG1302).
  • Available in 32 GB (CAT-G32), 64 GB (CAT-G64), and 128 GB (CAT-G128).
  • Sony’s File Rescue is a tool for recovering damaged or lost data. Applying an advanced algorithm, Sony’s File Rescue realizes a higher rate of recovery for RAW image or MOV files captured on Canon devices. Available as a FREE download to memory card customers.3
  1. Based on Sony testing. Actual performance may vary and is dependent on environment and usage.
  2. Video Performance Guarantee at 130 MB/s minimum sustained write speed.
  3. All data may not be recoverable. When recovering data with the File Rescue Software, the reader-writer must recognize your memory card as a “Removable Disk” on your PC. You will not be able to recover the data using a reader-writer which recognizes your memory card as a “Local Disk”.
A portion of the memory is used for system files and may vary. The approximate usable capacities may change without notice.
Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Expands Pro Memory Card Line-up with New CFast Range

Ultra-fast G Series CFast memory cards with up to 510MB/s write speed ideal for photographers and videographers

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Articles

You’re Invited: KODAK Camera Club Photo Walk – The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, NV, USA, at No Cost: January 11, 2018

Kodak invites you to a photo walk in The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, January 11, 2018.

“The Neon Museum features an incredible collection of neon that chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology from the 1930’s to the present day.”

  • This is a FREE event.
  • Please meet them in the La Concha Visitors Center.
  • Guests should arrive at the museum no later than 3:15 p.m.
  • The photo walk will begin promptly at 3:30 p. m.
  • Registration is required, as well as a signed release.

NOTE: A photo release is required to enter the museum.

Enjoy!

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Samsung Wearable Technology

Samsung Gear S3 Wearables + contextere App: Provide an Intelligent Personal Agent for Industrial Workers to Get AI-Powered Capabilities Such as Real-Time Health Intelligence, Geo-Location for Improved Safety, Notification Task Alerts & Hands-Free Calling

The following video presents contextere – Building the Connected Workforce:
contextere is an ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ software company building the connected workforce We are developing an intelligent personal agent delivering actionable insights at the point of service that will make every worker skilled, reduce human error and save lives. Today’s employee is overwhelmed by data yet lacks the relevant information to execute, as a result spending over 60% of their time on non-productive activities. Using human-centric machine learning and intelligent context generation contextere answers the simple question – What’s Next?

contextere software provides industrial workers with the right information, at the right time, on the right device.

The following video presents Contextere: An Intelligent Personal Agent For Industrial Workers:
Contextere: is an industrial IoT software company building an intelligent agent for field-based workers and enabling the connected workforce to deliver actionable insights at the point of service. By cutting down on unproductive time lost to missing or wrong information, contextere is using human-centric machine learning and intelligent context generation to make every worker more skilled while reducing human error and saving lives.

contextere will collaborate with Samsung to bring contextere’s intelligent personal agent for industrial workers to Samsung Gear S3 wearables.

Samsung’s GearUP platform on Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch, which collects biometrics, geo-location, and other contextual information, is coupled with contextere’s machine learning algorithms.

  • Samsung’s GearUP API (application programming interface) platform empowers employees to access, receive, and send contextualized information. Anywhere, anytime. Hands free. Enterprises receive transformative insights—once invisible—now at your fingertips.
  • GearUP helps transform businesses into:
    • Places with healthier, more efficient, productive, and safer employees.
    • Deep learning, cost-efficient, and insight-driven enterprises.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 wearable as the rugged Gear S3 Frontier model includes the following highlights:

  • IP68 water and dust resistance1 and military-grade durability to protect against extreme temperatures, scratches and impact, making it the ideal smartwatch for the toughest conditions.
  • The LTE version of the Gear S3 frontier enables wearers to receive calls, texts and alerts, listen to music, track fitness routes or download apps even when their phone isn’t nearby. With all models featuring a built-in speaker and microphone, even the BT version allows consumers to make and answer calls – without ever having to reach for their phone.2
1Dust and water resistant based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
2 Samsung Gear S3 (frontier/4G LTE) is a companion device for compatible Android smartphones, sold separately. Initial pairing with compatible phone and separate qualifying wireless plan required. Standalone functionality is limited if paired phone is not powered on or connected to a wireless network. Network coverage not available everywhere. Consult carrier for details.

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Contextere collaborates with Samsung to bring AI-Powered Wearable Technology to Industrial Markets

Contextere application combines with Samsung Gear S3 Wearables Powered by GearUp to Help Industrial Workers Create Efficient, Safe Work Environment

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Contests Olympus

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 for All Photographers with Any Kind of Equipment: Register & Upload Up to Five Images Per Category before 15:59 (JST) on 26 February 2018

The following video presents Olympus Corporate Video:
OLYMPUS cares about your health and happiness

Enriching Human Life

….Olympus develops ground-breaking cameras that enable people to experience the special joy of taking photos. These include Olympus mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

Contrary to conventional heavy, bulky, and cumbersome SLRs, Olympus offers models that are lightweight, small, easy to use and have wide range of interchangeable lenses. Olympus mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are renowned for its many attributes, plus high functionality and operability, and have gained wide acceptance worldwide.

Olympus connects with society by providing people with the opportunity to seize the precious moments in our lives.

Ultimately, we wish to enrich people’s lives with joy.

The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest is one of the world’s leading photo contests.

  • All photographers across the globe are invited to participate in the contest for a chance to get rewarded for their creative works with great prizes.

With the Global Open Photo Contest, Olympus wants to inspire people to perceive the world in a new light and to change their usual perspective.

The contest supports the development and spread of photography, accepting entries in six categories related to Olympus’ corporate vision: “Getting Outside”, “Art”, “Power of Life”, “Light”, “Stories” and “Connections to Cherish”

Eligibility

  • Anyone, with the exception of those employed by Olympus or its affiliates, may enter this contest.
  • If you are under 18, please obtain your parent’s or guardian’s consent before entering.
  • For citizens residing in European Union countries, Olympus cannot accept participation by minors under 7.
  • Anyone who registers to enter can participate.
  • Those who entered past Olympus Global Open Photo Contests must register again.
  • Olympus accepts entries taken with any kind of camera of any brand. Any camera from a DSLR to a smartphone camera may be used.

The following video presents Move into a New World with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II:
Take a look at some of our favorite E-M1 Mark II features!

Prizes

  • Prizes will be presented to one Grand Prize winner and 13 winners per theme.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (top view)+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (top view)+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

  • Grand Prize: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO + 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (USD $8,807 at the current exchange rate).
Olympus PEN-F (silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0

Olympus PEN-F (silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0

Olympus PEN-F, silver

Olympus PEN-F, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.

Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.

Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.

  • Third Prize (one per category): Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.
Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design

Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design

  • Runners-Up (ten per category): Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design

The following video presents PEN-F Feature Introduction Video:
Introducing the new Olympus PEN-F a compact system camera created by fusing cutting-edge digital technology with craftsmanship handed down from 80 years of Olympus camera manufacturing.

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Panasonic

Panasonic + EasyMile + Colorado, USA: “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Day”

The state of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) partnered with Panasonic and EasyMile to implement connected vehicle technologies and autonomous shuttle transportation via the RoadX Program.

  • EasyMile introduced driverless shuttles to Colorado.
  • Panasonic and CDOT have committed to develop highway systems that let vehicles communicate with each other and with infrastructure built into or along the roadway.
  • This effort, which is already underway, is expected to significantly reduce crashes and injuries, improve traffic flow and increase capacity of the highway.

Panasonic’s solutions include the following:

Panasonic's Connected World Solutions: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic’s Connected World Solutions: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • Using IoT, sensor and real-time cloud computing, Panasonic’s vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications deliver an integrated software platform that allows vehicles to recognize each other and avoid dangerous situations. The platform alerts drivers to traffic congestion and can suggest up-to-the-minute alternative routing.
  • Panasonic is developing radar that operates at a higher frequency than the technology behind collision warning and other current driver assistance systems. Higher frequency means greater capacity for the system to distinguish between different objects, providing drivers with better information to make decisions. (For more details, please see the second video below, starting at the 1min:28sec mark.)
  • Multi-object-detection technology automatically learns the behavioral characteristics of objects captured by a vehicle camera, even if part of the object is hidden from the camera. Using artificial intelligence, the system teaches the vehicle to recognize pedestrians and other vehicles within video images it captures. (For more details, please see the second video below, starting at the 2min:22sec mark.)

Taken together, these and other innovative Panasonic technologies should go a long way toward making everyone safer on the road.

The following video presents RoadX_Panasonic:

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Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Declares December 4th “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Day,” Partnering with Panasonic, EasyMile, RTD, City and County of Denver, and the Colorado Department of Transportation

Panasonic, EasyMile, RTD, City and County of Denver, and CDOT team up in live demonstration of connected vehicle technologies and autonomous shuttle transportation in conjunction with EasyMile’s new North American headquarters in Panasonic’s Denver facility

NEWARK, NJ, Dec. 5, 2017 – Panasonic, a global leader in smart cities and smart automotive technology solutions, welcomed Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to its Denver offices, where he proclaimed December 4 as “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Day” to reinforce initiatives like Panasonic’s connected vehicle partnership with CDOT’s RoadX Program, as well as acknowledge EasyMile, a leader in autonomous technology, for their North American headquarters grand opening co-located within the Panasonic building.

Panasonic's Connected Vehicles on Smart Highways: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic’s Connected Vehicles on Smart Highways: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

“Colorado’s reputation as a hub for advanced technologies takes a significant step forward today with ​Easy Mile’s opening of their North American headquarters and aligning with ​the state’s partner Panasonic,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We are proud to be called the home to one of the world’s leading autonomous transportation firms. By launching this first-of-its-kind connected vehicle program, we are rapidly leveraging transportation technology to improve safety and mobility on our roadways.”

The driverless EZ10 shuttle: #PanasonicMovesUs: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

The driverless EZ10 shuttle: #PanasonicMovesUs: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

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Panasonic

Panasonic Developed a New Unsupervised Machine Learning Technology that Automatically Learns the Optimally Tuned Model, for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Familiar IoT Equipment & Systems: To Be Applied to Real World Situations, Where the Available Data is Small & Its Complexity is Unknown

The following video presents Supervised vs Unsupervised:
“Learn the differences between supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning techniques.”

Panasonic: Innovation

Panasonic: Innovation

The following video presents Maurice Conti | The Incredible Inventions of intuitive AI:
What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.

Panasonic: Robotics on the factory floor: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic: Robotics on the factory floor: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Develops Unsupervised Machine Learning Technology that Automatically Learns Optimally Tuned Model according to Size and Complexity of Given Data

Accepted for NIPS 2017, the world’s leading international AI technology conference.
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Fujifilm

Fujifilm Expands Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development Initiative with Entry in the U.S. Market: For Medical Imaging & Healthcare Informatics

The following video presents Artificial Intelligence Can Change the future of Medical Diagnosis | Shinjini Kundu | TEDxPittsburgh:
Medical diagnosis often is based on information visible from medical images. But what if machine learning and artificial intelligence could help our doctors gain more knowledge from medical images and therefore predict diseases earlier? New research indicates this is indeed possible, and the implications for preventive medicine and several disease types are large. Learn about it in this talk…

Fujifilm’s solutions can help radiologists:

  • Achieve optimal diagnostic outcomes
  • Provide fast and secure access to diagnostic images and patient-imaging data
  • Deliver patient comfort and satisfaction
  • Increase financial and workflow efficiencies
  • Improve patient safety

Fujifilm recently announced the expansion of its artificial intelligence (AI) development initiative with entry in the U.S. market.

  • Fujifilm will partner with its strategic customers in the U.S. market, to draw upon clinical insights and expertise in the field to bridge AI applications to imaging informatics solutions.

Fujifilm has broad experience in imaging science based on knowledge and expertise accumulated over the course of 70 years of developing image analysis and evaluation technologies. Our intention is to leverage that expertise in accelerating the delivery of powerful use cases to the AI platform we are developing.

We recognize the value of closely collaborating with providers in the U.S. and envision our AI capability evolving out of this market.

Tak Shimomura,
Chief Technology Officer at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

The AI revolution is underway and with its long history of innovation, Fujifilm is at the forefront of development to refine this disruptive technology for medical imaging and healthcare informatics.

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FUJIFILM TO INTRODUCE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INITIATIVE FOR UNITED STATES MARKET AT RSNA 2017 (more…)

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