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AFFORDABLE EMERGENCY SWITCH FOR 3G, HD OR SD SOURCES Posted: 18/12/2009
Crystal Vision's SW221 3G has been designed to provide simple and affordable 2 x 2 switching between two 3Gb/s, HD or SD signals, making it ideal for switching between the main and backup feeds of a television station. Selected for its functionality, reliability and price, the SW221 3G can be used either as an emergency transmission switch to avoid broken equipment, or alternatively to manually bypass products requiring maintenance on a 24 hour station.
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Camera Corps Q-Balls track celebrities in the Australian jungle Posted: 18/12/2009
Camera Corps Q-Ball robotic camera heads are keeping watchful eyes on the latest series of 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here' from Springbrook National Park on Australia's tropical Gold Coast. A total of six Q-Balls were chosen by international broadcast services company Gearhouse Broadcast as part of an 80-camera flyaway production system for the programme's ninth series. Produced by ITV Studios, the programmes are being transmitted in Britain by Granada Television (weekdays) and LWT (weekends) and on TV3 in Ireland. Over 40 hours of live programming are being sourced from 24/7 content captured over several weeks of production.
Tags: camera corps | i\'m a celebrity | q-ball | gearhouse | granada tv | lwt
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HD News empowered by Grass Valley Multiformat HD Technology Posted: 18/12/2009
BSkyB's Sky News is building a state-of-the-art high-definition production control room, based around a new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center and two Grass Valley K2 Summit™ Production Client servers. The highly rated news channel is also building a new production studio and will outfit it with 12 new Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam multiformat HD cameras.
 
BSkyB will use the Grass Valley HD production equipment for Sky News' coverage of the UK's upcoming General elections, when it will become the first mainstream news channel in the country to broadcast in HD.
Tags: grass valley | sky news | ldk 8000 | worldcam | k2
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MHz Wraps Up 2009 with Solid International Orders Posted: 18/12/2009
Megahertz (MHz), an international independent systems integrator, will close its 2009 calendar year with a solid order book for its 2010 systems integration business. 2009 saw MHz play to its strengths by maximising on its in-house expertise to design, specify and build facilities for key international customers and recent orders including those from Boomerang TV and Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) will strengthen MHz's position as the New Year progresses.
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FOR-A Switcher for Location Shoots Posted: 18/12/2009
RPR Sports, a Los Angeles-based production company for corporate and network clients, recently acquired the new FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD Portable Video Switcher for location shoots. According to RPR Sports director of operations Robert Real, the company often needs to react to tight deadlines and work in small spaces in extremely remote locations, while accommodating multi-camera HD shoots, on-set projection, and live uplinks.
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TV One Adds Another HD-SDI Colour Monitor to the Product Line Posted: 18/12/2009
The new LM-503HD Multi-format Triple 5" Colour LCD Monitor is the latest addition to TV One's growing range of Broadcast and Production LCD Displays and will be on display for the first time at the ISE 2010 Exhibition being held in Amsterdam.

The LM-503HD can accept a multitude of video signal formats that may be accurately monitored. The high brightness, wide viewing angles, excellent contrast ratio and high definition colour result in an outstanding image display. The unit features SDI inputs (either SD or HD) with an active output, Analog RGBHV, YPbPr Component Video, a Composite Video and a YC input. NTSC and PAL Television Standards are supported and automatically detected.
Tags: tv one | ise | monitor | hd-sdi | lcd | db9 | lm-503hd
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DIGITAL VISION GRADES STREETDANCE Posted: 18/12/2009
Digital Vision has broken new ground in Europe by announcing that its stereoscopic toolset is being used to grade the UK's first 3D feature film StreetDance. German post production facility, Post Republic will begin grading the full length feature this month using Film Master 2009. The trailer and teaser have already been graded at the facility using the latest Film Master update and have been distributed worldwide.

Set in London and featuring some of Britain's top dance talent, the film tells the story of a street dance crew who, in a bid to win the UK Street Dance Championships are forced to team up with a group of classical dancers. Shot in 3D, rigs were supplied by LA based 3D specialist, Paradise FX who also supplied rigs for major features such as The Hole 3D and My Bloody Valentine.
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Lumiere TV investsin Junger Posted: 18/12/2009
Jnger Audio  Helps Lumiere TV Improve Sound Quality Across All Of Its Channels

 

Multi-channel broadcaster Lumiere TV has invested in Jnger Audio's LEVEL MAGIC™ technology to ensure that all of its transmitted channels maintain the same audio level and loudness.
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Bright Space and MultiDyne Making Fibre Workout for One Box Posted: 18/12/2009
Trade distributor to the AV and broadcast industry, Bright Space Technologies, announced today it has supplied MultiDyne video and fibre optics to innovative facilities company One Box Television to help it move into Fibre to meet the demands of more sophisticated HD production techniques.  Bright Space Technologies is the UK's exclusive distributor for MultiDyne Fibre products.
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TV One Announces New DVI over Fiber Optic Extender System Posted: 27/11/2009
The new 1T-CT-570 DVI-D over Fiber Optic Transmission System will be making its official debut at the ISE 2010 Exhibition being held in Amsterdam. This new DVI Fiber Optic Extender consists of the 1T-CT-571 Transmitter and the 1T-CT-572 Receiver and is a high performance system used to transmit PC signals and HDTV video at resolutions up to WUXGA and 1080p respectively over distances up to 500 metres (1640 feet). 
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Plasa recognition Posted: 27/11/2009
Professional Audio and Broadcast Video maintenance specialist s Audio Related Technology Ltd are delighted to announce their election to full business Membership of PLASA.
Company Director Simon Griffett says "It's great when we are approaching our 10 year anniversary to be recognised by an organisation such as PLASA and to be associated with its prestigious membership. We hope over the coming months and years we can add real value to the membership and PLASA as an organisation."
www.audiorelated.com
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ITVs Mr Eleven Counts On LipSync Post Posted: 26/11/2009
LipSync Post, the leading Soho post-production facility, announced today that it has completed post-production, grading, audio, titles and graphics on ITV's forthcoming romantic drama, Mr Eleven, which is produced by Tiger Aspect. The story followsa female maths teacher's obsession with numbers and patterns, and the effect this has on her relationships.
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Petrol Introduces Pillow Staybag (PPSB-15) Posted: 26/11/2009
Petrol™, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the Petrol Pillow Staybag (#PPSB-15), two-in-one solution. This ingenious new duffel-style carrier is ideal for transporting a camera comfortably and safely to location, and it also provides a steady mounting solution for extreme shooting scenarios (such as on a moving car, a rock, or on a highly angular surface) where a tripod is not possible.
 
The Staybag's ultra-wide opening provides quick and easy access to a roomy main compartment large enough to hold compact HDV camcorders to full-size HD cameras. Inside, the floor of the bag is equipped with a built-in pillow, filled with hundreds of small foam Steadi-balls. The pillow molds itself to fit the size and shape of the camera, holding it tightly in a rock-steady position.  What's more, the bottom of the pillow adjusts to the shape of whatever surface it is positioned on, to prevent slipping.
 
Four tough nylon straps with smooth nylon-coated metal hooks – stored in a removable auxiliary pocket – anchor the Staybag and camera on a car hood or any moving object. A detachable pouch attaches onto the bag next to the camera via Petrol's easy to use quick-lock mechanism to hold a wireless transmitter or receiver while shooting. Other features include Petrol's U-grip ergonomic top carrying handle, and heavy-duty blue/black Cordura and ballistic nylon exterior.
 
For further information on this and other Petrol products, please go to http://www.petrolbags.com.
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Solid Solution from Hawk-Woods Posted: 26/11/2009
Sony PMW-EX1 & EX3 operators can now record up to 5hrs of footage directly to a Solid State Drive.
Available ineither 64 or 128GB memory capacities, the new Hawk-Woods 'Extreme' SSD'sconnect to the camera via the express card slot. As well as the additional recording capacity provided compared to memory cards, these Drives offer e-Sata data transfer. This means that 300 minutes of footage can be downloaded in just 14 minutes.
 
By means of a quick-release system, both SSD's will mount directly to anyone of the Hawk-Woods range of PMW-EX camera battery adaptors (V-Lok, BPU or MDV). Power can then transferred to the Drives from the mounted batteries. Alternatively the SSD's can be powered from a single stand-alone Sony BPU battery.
 
www.hawkwoods.com
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VSC Design Installation Posted: 25/11/2009
Broadcast systems specialist VSC Design has been installing a broadcast system for Portuguese economic news media company Dirio Econmico. Based in Lisbon, the company is one of the most important sources of financial news in Portugal and the move into televising the company's news and advice is a major development.
 
Technical Director Antnio Rocha Lopes explained: "In fact here at Econmico TV we are developing not only a full HD cable channel but also a multi platform project. We're running a corporate channel as well, and developing the tools for a web-based distribution of content. http://economico.sapo.pt/ We're trying to innovate as much as we can in those fields and we've been quite successful.
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