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SIS LIVE acquires 021 Television OB business Posted: 26/01/2010
SIS LIVE acquires 021 Television OB business SIS LIVE, Europe's leading outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, has agreed to buy the bulk of the assets of leading OB company 021 Television from Gravity Media Group. Under the terms of the multi-million pound deal, SIS LIVE will acquire the state-of-the-art OB fleet of 021 Television and most of the staff. SIS LIVE will also take on 021 Television's customer contracts.
 
David Meynell, Managing Director, SIS LIVE, says "This is a perfect acquisition for SIS LIVE. 021 Television is one of the best commercial outside broadcast companies in the country and combined with the SIS LIVE fleet we will have a compelling offer for clients."
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Blackmagic Design adds digitally synthesized composite waveform view to UltraScope Posted: 26/01/2010
Blackmagic Design adds digitally synthesized composite waveform view to UltraScope Blackmagic Design Inc today announced a new software update for Blackmagic UltraScope, the world's first 3Gb/s SDI waveform monitor that combines broadcast technical accuracy with an elegant design specifically designed for creative video editors and colorists.
Blackmagic UltraScope 1.1 now adds a new composite waveform view and is available to download now free of charge for all Blackmagic UltraScope customers.
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3D rendering on Amazon EC2 Posted: 26/01/2010
3D rendering on Amazon EC2 Aspera and Axceleon have announced a technology partnership to deliver an integrated solution that automates high-speed file transfer and turbocharges 3D content rendering on Amazon Web Services EC2 for media and entertainment companies. The combination of Aspera's high-performance fasp™ transport technology and Axceleon's EnFuzion® industrial grade 3D render management software will enable broadcasters, film studios, gaming companies and architectural firms to significantly accelerate their end-to-end image rendering workflow on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure. Axceleon has joined Aspera's partner program and is working closely with Aspera on joint integration of the technologies.
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AL JAZEERA SPORT TEAMS UP WITH SGL AND AVID Posted: 26/01/2010
AL JAZEERA SPORT TEAMS UP WITH SGL AND AVID Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has today announced that The London Studios has purchased and installed a FlashNet archive.
 
The system was deployed to coincide with the start of the UEFA Champions League group stages and to fulfil an ITV Sport contract to supply the Al Jazeera Sport channel with football coverage from all over Europe.  The facility also provides footage from European, domestic and international football competitions.
 
Tags: Software Generation | sgl | avid | al jazeera | sport | itv | london studios
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Sports news provider consolidates its position Posted: 26/01/2010
Sports news provider consolidates its position L'Equipe TV, France's No. 1 sports information channel, has chosen Quantel and its partners to design and set up an integrated production and delivery system for broadcast, online and mobile content. The facility has been up and running since October, enabling L'Equipe 24/24 and L'Equipe Production to provide digital content to cable and satellite channels, the internet, digital radio channels and telecom operators.
Tags: france | equipe | quantel | sQ View | sQ Cut | sQ Edit | sQ Edit Plus
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Vast Increases SAN Storage Posted: 26/01/2010
Vast Increases SAN Storage Harris Corporation has introduced a 33-percent increase in storage capacity to its range of NEXIO® SAN (storage area network) storage arrays at the same price of its previously highest-capacity storage solution. This increase raises the total usable storage capacity to 96 TB, while maintaining full redundancy at the connectivity layer. 
 
The improvement is achieved using new 600 GB drives - allowing customers to store up to 14,000 hours of MPEG-2 12 Mb/s or 3,600 hours of Sony® XDCAM® HD422 content in a single SAN. Harris is the first broadcast supplier to offer 600 GB drives in its storage arrays at the same price as its previous-generation 450 GB drives - significantly lowering the cost per terabyte for customers.
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The King of The Mic Stands Posted: 26/01/2010
The King of The Mic Stands Audio distribution company Bigger Boat Distribution is pleased to announce the availability of the worlds strongest, most durable, compact, quality crafted stands and booms. The Latch Lake micKing® 3300 & 2200 microphone stands along with the Xtra® Boom accessory booms claim to be the best in the world. 
 
Managing Director Oliver Morley said; "These are what studio recording engineers have been dreaming about for decades. Quality engineered, the micKing® 3300 & 2200 microphone stands are in a class of their own and we look forward to seeing a lot of happy clients." 
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The DSLR HD Video Revolution Posted: 26/01/2010
The DSLR HD Video Revolution This year's BVE exhibition brings the visitor face-to-face with DSLRs technology for the first time, as well as a treasure trove of and new accessories. The show is also delighted to announce free education on getting top results from the leading DSLR cameras.
 
Two years ago it was assumed that DSLR cameras would eventually capture HD video. So when camera manufacturers launched the first generation with moving image capture, it was no big surprise. The target audience the marketing spoke of was the paparazzi. This seemed to make complete sense. One year on and this laissez-faire attitude to DSLR video has been stopped dead in its tracks. The DSLR has arrived in the production community with a bang and made an impact that it could never have dreamt of with prize-winning DOPs and cinematographers shooting beautiful films on DSLRs. 
Tags: tv-bay | bve | dslr | canon 5
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Vinten 100 Posted: 25/01/2010
Vinten 100 Vinten is celebrating its centenary in 2010. It was on 1 January 1910 that William Vinten, already noted as a remarkable mechanical engineer, took over a workshop in Wardour Street in London as his own business, at first repairing then designing and building cameras.
 
On 7 January 1910 the new company won its first order, for 25 Kinemacolor Machines - high speed film printers for the Edison colour system - at £28 each.
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Dual Channel Video Processors from TV One Posted: 25/01/2010
Dual Channel Video Processors from TV One This new functionality enables a C2-7000 video processor to receive either CEA-608 or CEA-708(608) closed captions from Composite video (CEA-608 only), or SDI video (CEA-608 or CEA-708(608)) and retransmit with any HD or SD-SDI output.

The C2-7000 Series of Video and Video/Audio Processors are the most flexible units available from TV One and address a wide range of requirements. All products within this line are, in reality, multiple products in a single box. All models have key video features such as dual CORIO®2 technology processing engines for independent mixing and scaling.
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EDITSHARE TO EXHIBIT AT BROADCAST VIDEO EXPO 2010 Posted: 25/01/2010
EDITSHARE TO EXHIBIT AT BROADCAST VIDEO EXPO 2010 Showcase latest enhancements to EditShare multi-channel ingest, shared production storage, and archiving product lines as well as the recently acquired Lightworks/Geevs non-linear editing, and playout solutions
 
EditShare™ today announced plans to exhibit at the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) 2010 exhibition held in Earl's Court, February 16th through the 18th. The 60 sq meter stand located at the front of the exhibition hall will offer demonstrations of the EditShare Complete Collaboration product line and the newly acquired Geevs and Lightworks technologies. Highlights of the technology showcase include;
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VRT expands HD broadcasting capabilities Posted: 25/01/2010
VRT expands HD broadcasting capabilities Miranda Technologies announced that VRT, the national broadcaster in Belgium for the Flemish speaking community, is upgrading its broadcast facility to HD with Miranda's NVISION 8280 Enterprise Class router. VRT originally launched a temporary HD channel, called En HD, in July 2008 to offer live HD coverage of the Tour de France and the Summer Olympics. In early 2009, VRT expanded its broadcasting capabilities, offering two main channels (En and Canvas) in HD.
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Vislink launches its new website at www.vislink.com Posted: 25/01/2010
Vislink launches its new website at www.vislink.com Vislink rebuilds its website, following the re-organisation of the Vislink-owned companies to create four new operating divisions.
 
Vislink's new website is to go live December 17th bringing together all of Vislink's product lines – Advent Communications, Hernis Scan Systems, Link Research, Microwave Radio Communications, Pacific Microwave Radio and Western Technical Services in one united Vislink family, providing "Secure Communications" at the URL www.vislink.com.
 
The new website provides a cutting edge online communications channel for the company and sets a new industry standard for customers, suppliers, shareholders and researchers to easily understand Vislink's strategy, the markets we address, and the solutions we provide. In addition our partners, agents, distributors and systems integrators have a specialized Portal to support their businesses by accessing our knowledge base and downloading technical information, software, firmware, manuals and so much more.
 
Following the company's re-organisation in January this year, Vislink now operates as four customer-facing divisions:
 
Vislink Law Enforcement & Public Safety             www.vislinklaw.com
Vislink Marine                                                           www.vislinkmarine.com
Vislink News & Entertainment                                www.vislinknews.com
Vislink Services                                                        www.vislinkservices.com
 
 
The site reflects this new structure, with areas dedicated to each market sector. Each market segment also has its own micro-site which provides in-depth information about solutions, products and services that are offered as well as high profile news and events.
Internet searches for the individual Vislink brands now bring the searcher to the appropriate micro-site for their industry.
Tags: vislink | website | advent communicatons | hernis scan | link research | microwave radio communications
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AKG Integrates The DMS 700 Posted: 25/01/2010
AKG Integrates The DMS 700 In an introduction that couples AKG's legendary wireless performance with Harman System Architect's ease of use, AKG recently updated its System Architect plug-in for the HUB 4000 Q to version 3.5 with the introduction of the Harman System Architect 2.1 release.
 
The professional digital wireless microphone system DMS 700 is now fully integrated into System Architect. Users have the ability to setup and monitor multichannel DMS 700 systems with tools such as 1 Click Setup, RF Monitor, Environment Scan and Offline Configuration. With AKG's 1 Click Setup, the frequency coordination of DMS 700 multichannel systems can be done with ease with just a single click.
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Pro Motion Hire focuses on tapeless production at Broadcast Video Expo 2010 Posted: 25/01/2010
Pro Motion Hire focuses on tapeless production at Broadcast Video Expo 2010 Pro Motion Hire, London's leading broadcast equipment hire company, will offer expert technical and practical advice for tapeless productions, from camera to playout, at Broadcast Video Expo 2010.  The knowledgeable team will be sharing its expertise on Stand N56 in The Production Show section of the exhibition, which takes place at Earls Court, London from 16-18 February 2010.
Pro Motion Hire will showcase the latest Sony and Panasonic solid state cameras, which will be recording footage live at the show; the team will then demonstrate the ease and speed of tapeless workflows by dynamically ingesting, editing and playing out the material on the stand. Advice will also be available on a variety of production requirements, from lighting to lenses and microphones to VTRs, and there will be some special show offers available to visitors.
"As first time exhibitors at Broadcast Video Expo we are excited to be able to share our technical experience on all kinds of productions, and particularly tapeless workflows since this is a new area for many people," said Duncan Martin, Director, Pro Motion Hire. "We have built our reputation on providing excellent service and advice, so this is a great opportunity for us to help existing and new clients to find the right equipment for their specific requirements."
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