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Snell Launches New Archangel, Bringing Industry Renowned Real-Time Restoration to HD Content Posted: 30/03/2010
Snell Launches New Archangel, Bringing Industry Renowned Real-Time Restoration to HD Content Snell today announced the release of the Archangel Ph.C – HD real-time video restoration system, a sophisticated yet cost-effective tool that ensures the quality of HD and SD content, thereby enabling content owners to unlock the value of their existing assets. Equipped with a robust feature set including real-time dirt, dust, grain, noise, scratch, instability, and flicker removal, the Archangel Ph.C – HD combines proven Snell processing performance, image quality, and reliability in a compact 3RU design.
 
"High-quality restoration often proves to be a laborious and time-consuming process requiring frame-by-frame editing; and as a result, a great deal of content still remains unrestored," said Paola Hobson, product manager for conversion and restoration at Snell. "Archangel Ph.C – HD, however, turns this problem into an opportunity, serving as an affordable solution for restoring material within just two to three times its running length. Delivering a clean product that often surpasses the original version while requiring less bandwidth for digital transmission, Archangel Ph.C – HD can enable otherwise unusable material to be shown, distributed, or incorporated into new productions. Available at a price point considerably lower than frame-by-frame restoration, Archangel Ph.C – HD also gives content owners a significant new means of increasing efficiency and, in turn, boosting revenue generation."
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VISLINKs wireless camera technology to enable broadcast of British Forces ascent to the summit of makalu Posted: 30/03/2010
VISLINKs wireless camera technology to enable broadcast of British Forces ascent to the summit of Makalu VISLINK is providing portable broadcast equipment for the British Forces Makalu 2010 expedition, where climbers plan to conquer one of the most hostile peaks in the Himalayas.
 
The objective of the Makalu 2010 expedition is for the team of six climbers to place at least two members on the summit and return safely back to Base Camp. VISLINK's wireless camera will enable the video records of the climb which will be used for the blog, Twitter, UK local news, video streaming and documentaries. The team will depart for Kathmandu on 23rd March and return to the UK on 7th June.
 
Mount Makalu is comparable with K2 in technical difficulty and considered a harder climb than the SW Ridge of Everest.
 
"More people have stood on the moon than have reached the summit of Makalu via the treacherous and rarely climbed SE Ridge," says Lt Cdr Paul Hart, who will be responsible for filming and photography during the ascent. "If we are successful, we will be the first British team to do it."
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Vislink awarded contract for next generation digital microwave network Posted: 30/03/2010
Vislink awarded contract for next generation digital microwave network This state-wide, high capacity video and data network will simultaneously carry three HD video channels plus high speed IP backbone traffic. Vislink will deliver both product and a broad range of integration and value added services.
 
 
The State of Alabama has awarded Vislink an order worth $3.98m for the replacement and upgrade of the Alabama Public Television (APTV) microwave network. Vislink's new DXL series fixed link radios will be utilized by APTV to distribute full 1080i HD programming between its studios and transmitters, and the DXL radios' high capacity IP connectivity will be used by multiple Alabama government agencies for communications, VOIP and remote control purposes.
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Apantac is launching two new series of Multiviewers Posted: 30/03/2010
Apantac is launching two new series of Multiviewers
Multiviewers with Built-in RoutersThe built-in router provides enhanced access to HD-SDI or SD-SDI inputs for multi-image viewing, and with dynamic assignment or by simply recalling presets, a user can quickly assign sources to different displays, or display sources more than once.  This integrated multiviewer and routing switcher architecture provides advanced flexibility for visually monitoring signals, and simplifies installation, maintenance, and cabling.
 
Multiviewers with Looping InputsTAHOMA–LI Series offers all the same features as the TAHOMA-LE Multiviewer series (launched last year), with the addition of the looping video inputs for further distribution or duplication of sources (3G 1080p up to 140 meters).
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Cats FM Irons Out Sound Irregularities With Junger Audio Posted: 30/03/2010
Cats FM Irons Out Sound Irregularities With Junger Audio
Cats FM, the first private radio station in Sarawak, Malaysia, has ordered six Jnger Audio D07 two-channel digital transmission processors to iron out audio level irregularities throughout it FM transmission chain.
Specifically designed to optimise program signals for FM broadcast and TV transmission, Jnger Audio's D07 units incorporate the company's renowned LEVEL MAGIC¢ system. This series of automated Level and Loudness control devices adjusts the level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing or distortion. It works by simultaneously combining an AGC, a Transient Processor for fast changes and a "look ahead" Peak Limiter for continuous unattended control of any programme material, regardless of its original source.
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Bostons WGBH Broadcasts Regions First ATSC Mobile Video Servicewith Thomson Platform from Grass Valley Posted: 30/03/2010
Bostons WGBH Broadcasts Regions First ATSC Mobile Video Servicewith Thomson Platform from Grass Valley WGBH, the public broadcaster in Boston, Mass and the leading producer for PBS, has installed a new Thomson mobile video transmission system from Grass Valley™, based on the ATSC A/153 standard. WGBH's mobile video service was launched in late 2009 with additional channels added in 2010.
 
In addition to its main HD DTV channel, the station is simulcasting two Mobile DTV channels: its primary signal plus the 'GBH Kids channel. WGBH is also rebroadcasting its radio services 89.7 WGBH and 99.5 All Classical in mobile as part of its 6 MHz of digital television spectrum. 
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Viaccess showcases proven IPTV, Hybrid and multi screen ready solutions at IPTV World Forum 2010 Posted: 30/03/2010
Viaccess showcases proven IPTV, Hybrid and multi screen ready solutions at IPTV World Forum 2010 Viaccess, a France Telecom company and leader in conditional access and DRM systems, will be showcasing on stand no. 123 at this year's IPTV World Forum a complete suite of proven IPTV solutions designed to enable content services operators, including telecom operators, ISPs and pay TV operators, to address the consumer need for a personal and flexible viewing experience on all three screens (TV, PC, mobile).
 
With Viaccess solutions, operators can launch IPTV and hybrid services to cover both eligible and non-eligible zones with a rich 3D user interface. Telecom operators can extend reach and target customers in low bandwidth areas providing them with the best of breed (live TV over broadcast networks and personalized/interactive VOD over broadband networks).
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RedTX Uses Studer Vista 8 Digital Console To Drive The UKs Most High Profile Concert Recording And Broadcast Events Posted: 30/03/2010
RedTX Uses Studer Vista 8 Digital Console To Drive The UKs Most High Profile Concert Recording And Broadcast Events From sold-out Rihanna concerts to the UK's popular TV show The X-Factor, RedTX has been the driving force behind many of the UK's live broadcast performances for years. Providing sound for such a wide array of performances and events, the company has needed an arsenal of equipment that's reflective of its services, which include versatility, functionality, and usability. It is because of this that RedTX recently purchased a Studer Vista 8 digital console for all of its recording and broadcast needs.

According to Tim Summerhayes, Sound Engineer for RedTX, one of the most important features of the Studer Vista 8 is the snapshot recall that comes standard on every console. Because RedTX works at many events that feature multiple acts, it is often forced to change the sound parameters in a very short amount of time during many shows. With the Studer Vista 8, RedTX has the ability to pre-program EQ, gain, and every other component before the actual show and adjust for each song in live time at the touch of a button.
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FOR-A TO INTRODUCE LIGHTWEIGHT VFC-7000 HD VARIABLE FRAME RATE CAMERA Posted: 30/03/2010
FOR-A TO INTRODUCE LIGHTWEIGHT VFC-7000 HD VARIABLE FRAME RATE CAMERA

FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate (Super Slow Motion) Camera at the NAB 2010. It offers high-speed playout and recording in full frame HD (1280x720) at up to 700 fps, and allows the recording speed to be varied from 125 fps to 700 fps.

 
"Super Slow Motion video is an essential part of many creative projects in medical and sports applications," said Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. "We've designed the VFC-7000 to be extremely easy to use, so anyone can capture the desired rich detail of action video in uncompressed HD."
 
With its light weight, the VFC-7000 is easy to carry with the integrated handle. It comes complete with camera head, main body, an F lens mount and recorder in one integrated package. With its high-sensitivity CMOS colour sensor, it features a high-speed electronic shutter that can operate up to 1/200,000 second for filming fast moving events and subjects without blur.
 
The unit includes internal storage memory for 2.3 seconds of HD recording (full frame), which is expandable to about nine seconds with optional maximum memory installed. The Ethernet interface offers high-speed transfer of footage to an external storage or production system. The VFC-7000 is equipped with two channels of HD-SDI output, which allows outputting live video in parallel with the video recorded in the camera.
 
The VFC-7000 will be available in August 2010.
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FOR-A ADDRESSES GROWING 3D MARKET WITH CEQ-100HS COLOUR EQUALIZER Posted: 30/03/2010
FOR-A ADDRESSES GROWING 3D MARKET WITH CEQ-100HS COLOUR EQUALIZER FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the CEQ-100HS Colour Equalizer at NAB 2010. An integrated processor developed for 3D production, the new CEQ-100HS offers a number of tools to help calibrate and monitor live 3D video.

 
"There is a growing market for 3D, in which content creators need better tools to produce clean 3D video," said Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. "Our new Colour Equalizer provides an efficient way to adjust, correct, and monitor 3D imagery during production to minimize problems in post."
 
The compact, 1 RU CEQ-100HS includes HD/SD-SDI I/O and supports 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL with auto detection of the signal. Equipped with two frame synchronizers, it allows stereo 3D filming with cameras that have no external synchronous input.
 
By capturing a colour chart recorded by both cameras, its automatic colour calibration helps correct colour between the pictures from both cameras. The CEQ-100HS can also adjust the horizontal parallax, which determines the depth of the 3D images, for automatic optimal axis correction. With its parallax calculation function, the CEQ-100HS can determine the maximum parallax within the 3D video.
 
In addition, the CEQ-100HS provides a variety of monitoring options. It allows side-by-side, field-sequential, anaglyph, and other 3D video outputs on a 3D monitor, and provides synthesis and differential offset video output to check horizontal parallax and colour adjustment.
 
The CEQ-100HS will be available in June 2010.
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BTV and VET delivering the skills for the 3D future. Posted: 29/03/2010
BTV and VET  delivering the skills for the 3D future.

Training provider VET and 3D production specialists BTV post (the new name for Brighton TV) have formed a partnership to provide training to quickly address the current
shortage of stereoscopic 3D awareness and skills in the UK. BTV are at the forefront of 3D content creation and have been developing both the technical and creative skills
required over the last 18 months and are now keen to share their knowledge with broadcast professionals. Susan Tunstall (BTV business development manager) said 'The
technical developments in this area are moving forward incredibly quickly and we urgently need to get the industries skill set up to speed, this will enable the UK to lead the
world in 3D content creation'.


VET's business development manager Terry Smith said 'Our goal for 2010 had always been to significantly contribute to building the 3D workforce in the UK and it's great to
be doing this with a company that shares this vision and commitment'.


The new partnership will kick off with a series of sessions aimed at people who need to have an understanding of the impact on production budgets, of post production workflow
and breaking through the jargon. This will quickly be followed by specific training courses covering editing, camera and file management. The first of the overview course
is scheduled to run on April 23rd at the VET facility in Shoreditch.


Contact Terry Smith for further details 0207 505 4700 terry@vet.co.uk


www.vet.co.uk
www.btvpost.com

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Solid State Logic C10 HD U.S. sales soar Posted: 29/03/2010
Solid State Logic C10 HD U.S. sales soar Since its release, sales have soared beyond expectation for the new Solid State Logic C10 HD Digital Broadcast Console. The C10 HD gives the broadcast, corporate and education markets an advanced, feature laded console at a very attractive price point, bringing the SSL standard within reach of a wide range of facilities.
 
"Our engineering staff has created a truly remarkable console in the C10 HD and the industry has responded positively," says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. "The C10 HD has great appeal to all levels of the marketplace from smaller, regional broadcasters looking for the capacity to move into full HD operation to major broadcasters interested in a smaller expansion control room. Education and corporate customers are placing orders as well. Introduced at NAB 2009, the C10 is already having a significant impact on the market."
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Abu Dhabi TV Chooses Harris Corporation for Installation and Implementation of First Middle Eastern End-to-End Tapeless HD Platform Posted: 29/03/2010
Abu Dhabi TV Chooses Harris Corporation for Installation and Implementation of First Middle Eastern End-to-End Tapeless HD Platform  Harris Corporation and Abu Dhabi TV (ADTV), owned by Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), announced that Harris broadcast technology will form the core of ADTV's new fully tapeless, high-definition (HD) production and playout center. 
 
Migration to the end-to-end HD platform, which spans production, playout and archiving, is scheduled to be complete by June 2010.
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PHABRIX release new features at NAB N319 Posted: 25/03/2010
PHABRIX release new features at NAB N319
At NAB this year PHABRIX will present its new video timing function available as a free upgrade across the Sx range.  Owners of any Sx instrument will find this function invaluable in a busy broadcast environment or studio where a selection of reference timings can be taken and a suitable 'mean' calculated across installed products. Using a 'macro' and 'zoom' bar slider, an operator can focus in on the exact timing of a product under test, record the value and then add another to check reference points.
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Heavy Duty EX1 and EX3 Camera Plate System Posted: 25/03/2010
Heavy Duty EX1 and EX3 Camera Plate System
The TELEPLATE is Teletest's new rugged camera plate system for EX1 and EX3 cameras.
 
These lightweight plates are screwed to the underside of the camera ensuring a strong contact between base and tripod.
 
Such plates are essential for EX owners as there has been many sad reports of their cameras falling off tripods due to the inadequate fixing system.
 
To assist cameramen mounting their cameras on broadcast tripods, quick release VCT toe pieces or other tripod mounts can be fitted to these plates.
 
The TELEPLATE also offers a shoulder mount which can be easily fitted when needed.  It rests over and behind the shoulder, improving balance and providing more comfort for the cameraman.
 
The TELEPLATE power distributor offers an alternative to using EX batteries and fixes to the shoulder mount.  This distributor accepts an XLR-4 input and a choice of V-Lock, PAG or Anton Bauer battery plates.  It provides 7 separately fused power outputs for the camera and accessories and also features a low battery indicator.
 
The TELEPLATE system is compatible with Teletest's 3D camera rig, the BINORIG and is available now direct from Teletest or their dealers.
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