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Telestream announced that its new digital media workflow automation application, FlipFactory HD, performed a major behind-the-scenes role in the production of the 78th Academy Awards ceremony held March 5 in Los Angeles.

FlipFactory HD was selected by Telestream customer ProQue, LLC to automatically receive, convert and move a combination of high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) movie clips destined for on-stage display at the Academy Awards presentation.

“FlipFactory gave us the ability to ingest new material without slowing down or impeding the production workflow itself,” ProQue, LLC partner Jonathan Aroesty stated in a media release. “We were able to receive both HD and SD files, rather than videotape, and ingest was done automatically in the background while we were rehearsing.”

Telestream’s FlipFactory HD has also been used at other major events, including the recent Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards.

David Heppe, president of Telestream adds, “We’re proud to have been selected once again by ProQue to contribute to the prestigious Academy Awards presentation. It’s clear that FlipFactory plays a vital role in automating the most demanding workflows for our broadcast and entertainment customers, helping them to achieve greater efficiency through automated file-based workflows.”

For more information about Telestream, visit http://www.tele


An assistance center remains open in Grass Valley to help Nevada County residents who suffered damage in the December-January flooding, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced.

The center, a modular structure at 12548 Loma Rica Dr., will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and will be closed on Sundays.

Affected homeowners, renters and business owners should register for federal and state assistance first online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Those who had damage should contact their insurance companies before registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Chauncey and Teresa Poston of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty have recently completed training as Certified Home Marketing Specialists, Certified Negotiation Specialists and Certified E-Marketing Specialists offered through Coldwell Banker University.

In addition, the Postons attended the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference in San Francisco, celebrating 100 years, where they attended a variety of training workshops.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 273-7293 ext. 278 or 288 or visit


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