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Calrec strengthens Middle East efforts with appointment of Graham Murray in Business Development role Posted: 18/02/2020
Calrec strengthens Middle East efforts with appointment of Graham Murray in Business Development role

Calrec has announced Graham Murray as Business Development Manager, effective immediately. Murray now represents Calrec in the Middle East. His goal is to further develop Calrec’s business in this territory and maintain its already strong presence. Murray has over 30 years of sales experience across the broadcast, studio and post-production industries in the UK and around the globe. 

 

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ROH Chooses Leader LV7300 Rasterizers for Technical Control Gallery Posted: 18/02/2020
ROH Chooses Leader LV7300 Rasterizers for Technical Control Gallery

 

Leader Europe has provided two LV7300 rasterizing waveform monitors to the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. They were chosen as part of an extensive UHD/HDR upgrade carried out to the facilities used to relay stage performances for live viewing by cinema audiences in Europe and for distribution to other venues around the world.

"We needed instruments that would operate reliably in our current HD-SDR production environment and in the 4K-HDR standard to which we aspire," comments ROH Media broadcast engineer and production mixer Mark Thackeray. "The Royal Opera House in London has been broadcasting live to cinemas in 5.1 surround sound for 10 years. In any one season we transmit 12 or more productions."

"Our first 4K-HDR project was a documentary in 2017 for NHK. Leader lent us an LV5490 portable waveform monitor for that production as we needed the ability to capture, monitor and deliver Rec. 2020 wide color gamut video. The instrument functioned well both as an engineering reference and with its intuitive CINEZONE and CINELITE toolsets which are particularly useful during live production.

"For permanent installation, we decided on two LV7300 rasterizers which provide a full set of 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI measurement facilities that our production staff can view on a larger display screen. The instruments are useful both to ensure accurate color matching of camera channels and for ensuring that we are delivering the best possible signal quality right through the production chain."

 

 

 

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Top Sound Designer Matt McCamley Insists on PMC Monitoring For His Studio Posted: 17/02/2020
Top Sound Designer Matt McCamley Insists on PMC Monitoring For His Studio

Sound Designer Matt McCamley has installed a 5.1 surround sound system based on PMC result6 compact nearfield monitors at Focus Audio, his studio in Brisbane, Australia.

“They definitely sound like PMC's, and not a PMC 'Light' series, that’s for sure,” he says. “A lot of manufacturers claim their monitors are being honest and translate to the real world, but there aren't too many around that can back-up that claim. PMC can.”

McCamley specialises in Sound Design for the computer games industry, working for both AAA and Independent publishers. After 10 years in the UK where he was an in-house Senior Sound Designer at Rocksteady Studios (London), Ninja Theory (Cambridge) and Creative Assembly (Horsham), McCamley returned to Australia and set up Focus Audio, a games audio outsourcing company. Recent projects include sound design for Total War: 3 Kingdoms and the upcoming Troy. He has also worked on franchises such as Devil May Cry, Alien and Batman, as well as multiple Total Wars and new IP's.

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Calrec NAB 2020 Preview: Central Hall Stand C8008 Posted: 13/02/2020
Calrec NAB 2020 Preview: Central Hall Stand C8008

Calrec’s Type R for TV is a new virtual mixing console with its design allowing customers to take advantage of these new workflows. It’s flexible and integrated native IP core gives customers a way to benefit from virtual working practices by integrating with station automation systems. Type R for TV is driven by station automation and is compatible with popular station automation systems including Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite. Type R is the best of both worlds – it provides fully automated programming with real-time adjustment of unpredictable external factors via a standard web browser. Type R’s small, adaptable and highly portable hardware elements can be easily added if desired.Powered by standard POE switches, Type R has three different panel options. If broadcasters prefer a physical surface then banks of 6 x faders can be added, or adaptable soft panels like Calrec’s Large Soft Panel (LSP) and Small Soft Panel (SSP) can be used.

VP2 virtualized mixing system

Calrec’s VP2 virtualized mixing system has no physical control surface and utilisesCalrec’s Assist software for setup and control. VP2’s 4U core comes in three DSP sizes; 128, 180 and 240 input channels, and incorporates Calrec’s powerful Hydra2 networking solution. As with all Hydra2 products this can be controlled by a station automation system.

VP2 enables a station to reap many of the benefits of using a Calrec console, but without a physical control surface. Calrec’s Assist UI can be accessed from multiple locations via a web-browser. Control can be limited to basic functions or full control can be awarded to delve deeper to fine tune the setup or recall different shows as needed.

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Calrec CABSAT 2020 Show Preview Posted: 13/02/2020
Calrec CABSAT 2020 Show Preview

Exhibiting with GSL Professional stand 308

Type R

Calrec is showing its Type R modular, expandable, IP-based system at CABSAT. Type R makes use of standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs.

Type R’s physical control system consists of three slimline panels: a fader panel, a large soft panel and a small soft panel. Each is compatible with COTS hardware and powered over Ethernet to keep cabling to a minimum. At the heart of Type R is a simple 2U core with integrated I/O resources to get customers up and running immediately.

Calrec’s Brio console – immense power in a compact package

Calrec’s compact, high power Brio consoles are designed with versatility in mind to work across all different broadcast applications for everything from live sports to news and light entertainment. The Brio36 includes an impressive range of on board I/O so it’s operational straight out of the box. It also has full Hydra2 network compatibility and a sensitive price point that doesn’t reflect the full and rich broadcast feature set. The smaller Brio12 is only 484mm with standard trims and just 430mm with Calrec’s slim trim option.

Last year, Calrec upgraded the channel count for both the Brio36 and Brio12 with DSP expansion packs, bringing their channel counts from 64 to 96 inputs and 48 to 64 inputs, respectively.

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Riot Games in a league of their own with Calrec RP1 remote production solution Posted: 12/02/2020
Riot Games in a league of their own with Calrec RP1 remote production solution

Riot Games’ 2019 League of Legends World Championship final in Paris relied on Calrec’s RP1 remote production technology for the English language feed for viewers in North America, Europe and Oceania.

Dave Talavera, Audio Engineer with Riot Games, said, “When it came to building our new European facility in Berlin two years ago, we knew, given our experience with remote production, that was the path that we wanted to continue down. Calrec was the only company that had come up with a remote production solution for IFB and they are still very much at the forefront of this. This was essential for the remote production of the English language feed for the final in Paris.”

 

 

 

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Presteigne Goes for Gold Posted: 06/02/2020
Presteigne Goes for Gold

Multi-location production solution provider, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, has joined Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe as a Gold level member.

For nearly 15 years, SVG has provided support for all professionals who rely on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. In addition to its mission to advance the creation, production, and distribution of sports content, it also strives to enable service providers such as Presteigne to access new business opportunities by providing a contemporary, informed understanding of the current state of the sports production marketplace.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO Adrian Young explained, “SVG Europe is an invaluable platform for sharing insight into the latest workflows, applications of technology, and emerging developments in the delivery of content across multiple channels.

“Presteigne has a nearly 30-year track record as a service provider to the live sports market, and it has never been more important that we not only listen to the requirements of our customers and partners, but share the depth of our practical, hands-on experience. Being an SVG Europe Gold member enables us to do this through participation in regular summits, seminars, and roundtables in parallel with SVG Europe’s robust, year-round digital marketing programme.”

SVG Europe Editorial Director Fergal Ringrose said, “Gold Membership provides a wide range of benefits, including attendance at European and regional SVG Europe summits that have proven to be the most advanced, and talked about, professional exchange and development events in the sports production industry. We are delighted to welcome Presteigne to our team of industry-wide manufacturers, suppliers and technology developers who continuously work to improve the quality and profitability of sports programming.”

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About Presteigne Broadcast Hire

Established in 1991, Presteigne Broadcast Hire is a leading dry hire and complete multi-location production solution provider. With offices in the UK and operating globally, Presteigne Broadcast Hire has the expertise to offer worldwide solutions to meet a wide range of production needs. Its rental department is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, with access to more than 30,000 items of equipment, while specialising in project solutions where they bring their extensive RF, Audio, PPU, Server, Video, 4K, Lighting, Specialist Cameras, Communications and Project divisions together to offer customers a unique and seamless broadcasting experience.

Be it live sports, drama or documentaries, major global production companies and international broadcasters rely on Presteigne Broadcast Hire to satisfy their needs and provide the ultimate in support, 24/7, 365 days a year. Presteigne continually invests in the latest technology and solutions to ensure the ultimate customer experience. For more information, please see: http://presteigne.tv/

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Devin Barnhart, A1 Mixer - A Calrec craft interview Posted: 05/02/2020
Devin Barnhart, A1 Mixer - A Calrec craft interview

Devin Barnhart, A1 Mixer, discusses his audio life and working with Calrec tech. 

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Audio Design Desk Debuts Transformative Sound Design App with Sonic Intelligence for Real-time Audio to Video Sound Editing Posted: 30/01/2020
Audio Design Desk Debuts Transformative Sound Design App with Sonic Intelligence for Real-time Audio to Video Sound Editing

Audio Design Desk, an entirely new breed of Digital Audio Workstation that uses AI-assisted content creation tools to enable filmmakers, editors, sound designers and creators to produce cinema-quality sound in seconds, has made its official debut in the media and entertainment market. The brand new audio creation tool is already earning industry accolades, being named on the shortlist of the 2020 SXSW Innovation Awards in the Music & Audio category.

An audio design app that comes with more than 20,000 sounds, add.app completely transforms the process of adding music and sound effects to picture, cutting down what can typically be a full day project to just a few minutes. Using patent-pending Sonic Intelligence™, every sound in the add.app library is assigned identifying characteristics and carries an embedded sync point, which means that as sounds are previewed and chosen, they automatically land on the timeline in the exact right position relative to the video

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DIGITAL VIDEO GROUP INSTALLS CALREC INTO NEW BROADCAST STUDIO FOR WSLS Posted: 30/01/2020
DIGITAL VIDEO GROUP INSTALLS CALREC INTO NEW BROADCAST STUDIO FOR WSLS

Digital Video Group (DVG) recently installed and commissioned a Calrec Brio 12 digital broadcast audio console as part of a brand-new broadcast studio project for NBC Virginia affiliate, WSLS. The Brio was selected by WSLS and DVG for its powerful and comprehensive feature set and audio quality.

“We typically spec Calrec for our high-end installations because the company offers great support as well as quality equipment,” says Alex Martin, CEO, Digital Video Group. “We went with the Calrec Brio 12 because we knew it would act as a bridge between the studio’s analog equipment and digital gear. Since the system and the production control room are automated, a large traditional audio mixer wasn’t required for this project.”

While the focus was on automation, the Brio gives the studio a physical interface where users can manually operate it, if required. The fact that the Brio can use both MADI and Dante was also an important capability for the WSLS project. Installing the Calrec console, using multi-channel digital audio with a Ross router, expedited setup and required less than six cables, where it was once necessary to use dozens.

 

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Sound Designer Scott Gershin Makes Multi-Format Mixing Projects Shine with NUGEN Audio Posted: 28/01/2020
Sound Designer Scott Gershin Makes Multi-Format Mixing Projects Shine with NUGEN Audio

As a sound designer, mixer and supervisor, Scott Gershin takes pride in telling stories with sound. Throughout his 30-year career, Gershin has worked on over 100 films and received industry awards and nominations for his work on films such as American Beauty, Pacific Rim, Shrek and The Book of Life. More recently, his expertise has expanded to the broadcast, streaming, video game and virtual reality (VR) sectors. As a longtime NUGEN Audio user, Gershin consistently finds himself relying on the company’s plug-in solutions for a multitude of applications.

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dock10 Invests in Leader LV5600 for New UHD and HDR Studios Posted: 23/01/2020
dock10 Invests in Leader LV5600 for New UHD and HDR Studios

Following recent investment in Leader LV7600 UHD HDR rasterizers for its UHD and HDR capable grading and finishing areas, dock10 has purchased a Leader LV5600 SDI/IP waveform monitor as part of ongoing technical development of the production resources supporting MediaCity UK in Salford. The LV5600 was supplied by Leader Europe UK channel partner Jigsaw24. It will be integrated into dock10's newly completed UHD HDR live production system, checking incoming camera feeds from multiple studio cameras to ensure uniform alignment and color matching.

"Ultra high definition and high dynamic range each have an important role to play in the television industry as it progresses to meet rising viewer expectations," comments John O’Shaughnessy, Head of Technology Operations at dock10. "The greater quality made possible by originating content in higher resolution and wider illumination span opens up many new opportunities for content creators. It also increases the long-term value of their productions. Leader's LV5600 incorporates the tools our operators and technicians need to ensure the full impact of UHD and HDR is carried from the point of capture in the studio front end right through to each viewer's display screen."

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Consortium to Supply AVer Visualisers and Charging Carts Posted: 23/01/2020
Consortium to Supply AVer Visualisers and Charging Carts

As a major supplier to the education sector, Consortium will now stock AVer visualisers and charging cart ranges.

AVer provides easy-to-use, affordable and meaningful technology solutions to the education sector, coupled with strong customer support and warranty programs. AVer products, such as the visualisers, can accelerate learning in the classroom, by creating a fun and interactive environment.

Looking after classroom devices can be challenging and time consuming for teachers. AVer’s versatile charging carts incorporate versatile designs and key features to meet the needs of all teachers, making day-to-day device management simple and tangled cables a thing of the past. Consortium will carry AVER’s E24c and E32c models which features Smart Cycle Charging Technology and Streamlined Cable and Power Management. AVER provides 5 years electrical and 10 years mechanical warranty.

On making the announcement, Rene Buhay, AVer Europe Vice President of Sales & Marketing said, “We are delighted with this new partnership with Consortium which will further enhance our UK presence and help promote AVer products to the education sector.”

Daniel Morris, Consortium Product Manager comments “We’re thrilled to be adding AVer’s high quality visualisers and charging carts to our educational range. Our aim is to continue to curate our unrivalled portfolio, adding new technology that makes educators lives not just easier but simpler, allowing for more time to prepare resources and provide enhanced collaboration and engagement of their students.”

 

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Lance Gordon, co-owner Soundcheck Technologies, Emmy winner, talks modern mixing Posted: 15/01/2020
Lance Gordon, co-owner Soundcheck Technologies, Emmy winner, talks modern mixing

A Calrec craft interview: Lance Gordon, co-owner Soundcheck Technologies, Emmy winner, talks modern mixing

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NUGEN Audio Unveils SEQ-S Software Update at NAMM 2020 Posted: 13/01/2020
NUGEN Audio Unveils SEQ-S Software Update at NAMM 2020

NUGEN Audio is pleased to announce the latest software release for its SEQ-S linear phase ‘spline match and morph’ EQ solution at the 2020 NAMM Show (Booth 14101). Now with a resizeable direct-draw interface and EQ matching presets, SEQ-S features a surround capability of up to 7.1, making it easy to fine-tune audio. Ideal for both corrective mix work and gentle mastering polish, SEQ-S is perfect for movie, television and music productions. 

“We are very excited to showcase the latest updates to NUGEN’s SEQ-S for the first time ever at the 2020 NAMM Show,” says Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio. “Our engineering team has worked diligently over the past year to provide significant product updates and developments, and we’re sure that current and future customers will love the latest additions. SEQ-S delivers creative EQ power in a way that no other solution provides. It allows you to massage and correct any audio with incredible resolution that you just can’t get with a traditional parametric interface – allowing imaginations to run free.”

SEQ-S’ intuitive visual interface adapts to suit the task at hand, whether simple or sophisticated. Using this solution, producers can fine-tune their tracks with flexible, detailed envelopes that are difficult to achieve with traditional EQ. The new preset system for EQ matching enables producers to expedite their workflow by streamlining the match EQ process, this feature allows them to push their sound toward reference material or take a deeper creative approach with filter morphing and tempo locked effects. Additionally, the system’s newly implemented, resizeable interface offers further flexibility for users to set up SEQ-S for their precise workflow needs, allowing for more detailed curve sculpting, among other things.

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