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  • Endcrawl's SaaS helps streamline the creation of end credits September 17, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Endcrawl (https://endcrawl.com) offers a software tool that’s dedicated to managing and rendering film and television credits. The company was co-founded by John 'Pliny' Eremic, who once ran the post facility Offhollywood, which was later sold to Light Iron. It was during his time at Offhollywood that Eremic witnessed the challanges that […]
  • <I>Game of Thrones'</I> 10 wins tops Creative Arts Emmy Awards September 16, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy presented two 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies this weekend, honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The event took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and honored performers, artists and craftspeople.
  • FirstCom Music & Capitol Studios launch 'Capitol Studio Masters' September 16, 2019
    SANTA MONICA, CA — FirstCom Music (firstcom.com), a division of Universal Publishing Production Music, has partnered with Capitol Studios to create the new production music label Capitol Studio Masters. This marks the first time that the sister companies have come together to combine their brands, genres and artists. The collection is designed to represent the […]
  • Winners announced for Student Academy Awards September 13, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — The Academy (oscars.org) has voted 16 students as winners of the 46th Student Academy Awards competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,615 entries from 255 domestic and 105 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by Academy members. The 2019 winners join the ranks of […]
  • Avid Media Composer to support ProRes RAW September 13, 2019
    BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (www.avid.com) has announced that Media Composer will deliver native support for Apple’s ProRes RAW camera codec and support for ProRes playback and encoding on Windows. In addition, Apple will provide 64-bit decoders for DNxHR and DNxHD codecs within the Pro Video Formats package that is available from Apple as a free […]
  • Blackmagic Design announces Blackmagic RAW 1.5 September 13, 2019
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  • 'Think Asia, Think Hong Kong' coming to LA on Sept. 20th September 12, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — More than 1,500 business leaders and participating companies, representing a broad spectrum of industries, are expected to attend Think Asia, Think Hong Kong (www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2019), a one-day symposium taking place on Friday, September 20th at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the event provides […]
  • Killer Tracks now Universal Production Music September 12, 2019
    SANTA MONICA, CA — Production music company Killer Tracks has rebranded as Universal Production Music. The new name strengthens its alignment with parent company Universal Music Group, a leader in music-based entertainment. In addition, the rebrand highlights Universal Production Music’s premier global offerings, including a catalog deep with international talent, flexibility in licensing, leading-edge technologies, […]
  • Iyuno Media Group & BTI Studios merge to form localization powerhouse September 12, 2019
    LONDON — Media localization providers Iyuno Media Group and BTI Studios have announced a merger designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for localized content. The combination creates a worldwide network for dubbing and subtitling of media for streaming, film and television. Each of the companies is among the top five largest in the localization […]
  • 'Filmsupply Edit Fest' to award $80K in prizes September 11, 2019
    FORT WORTH, TX — Post is proud to support Filmsupply Edit Fest, a new contest that encourages editors to submit work created using footage from Filmsupply.com. Participants have 30 days to create a :60 video using footage from Filmsupply in one of three categories: Advertisement, Movie Trailer or Title Sequence. Winners will split $80K in cash and […]

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  • How Google Enforces Category Diversity for Some Local Search Results September 5, 2019
    More Diversity in Search Results Earlier this year, we were told that Google was making an effort to make the search results we see more diverse, by showing us fewer results from the same domains in response to a query. Search Engine Land covered that news with the post: Google search update aims to show […]
  • Augmented Search Queries Using Knowledge Graph Information August 21, 2019
    What are Augmented Search Queries? Last year, I wrote a post called Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries, which told us that Google may look at query logs and structured data (table data and schema data) related to a site to create augmentation queries, and evaluate information about searches for […]
  • Google Knowledge Graph Reconciliation August 5, 2019
    Exploring how the Google Knowledge Graph works can provide some insights into how is growing and improving and may influence what we see on the web. A newly granted Google patent from the end of last month tells us about one way that Google is using to improve the amount of data that the Google […]
  • How would Google Answer Vague Questions in Queries? July 17, 2019
    “How Long is Harry Potter?” is asked in a diagram from a Google Patent. The answer to this vague question is unlikely to do with a length related to the fictional character but may have something to do with one of the best selling books or movies featuring Harry Potter. When questions are asked as […]
  • How Google May Handle Question Answering when Facts are Missing July 10, 2019
    I wrote about a similar patent in the post, Google Extracts Facts from the Web to Provide Fact Answers This one introduces itself with the following statement, indicating a problem that Google may have with answering questions from the facts it may collect from the Web to fill its knowledge graph: Embodiments relate to relational […]
  • Location Extensions Augmented Advertisements June 14, 2019
    Google Has Filed A Patent for Location Extensions to Geographical Paid Ads When a Google Patent uses the word “Content” they often mean advertisements, rather than just the content on a website. That was true when I wrote about a Google patent about combining advertisements and organic results in the post Google to Offer Combined […]
  • How Google May Rank Some Results based on Categorical Quality June 10, 2019
    A New Patent on Categorical Quality Some of the people who write patents for Google tend to stand out to me. One of those is Trystan Upstill. I noticed that he has published another one that looks really interesting, and worth reading. When I started following his patents, I read his doctoral thesis, Document ranking […]
  • Image Classification and Landmarks at Google May 20, 2019
    Image Classification in the past Back in 2008, I was writing about how a search engine might learn from photo databases like Flickr, and how people label images there in a post I wrote called, Community Tagging and Ranking in Images of Landmarks In another post that covers the Flickr image classification Landmark work, Faces […]

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