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SIS LIVE awarded prestigious contract to cover 2010 Commonwealth Games in HD Posted: 27/10/2009
SIS LIVE awarded prestigious contract to cover 2010 Commonwealth Games in HD Leading outside broadcast and uplink supplier wins contract to supply production and coverage facilities for Games in New Delhi

SIS LIVE, Europes largest outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, has won the prestigious contract to provide the production and coverage facilities and services to cover the XIX Commonwealth Games taking place in India in 2010. Prasar Bharati, the Broadcasting Corporation of India, awarded SIS LIVE the multi-million dollar contract after an exhaustive tender process. Broadcaster Doordarshan (DD), a subsidiary of Prasar Bharati, is the Host Broadcaster for the Games, being held in New Delhi from 3-14 October 2010.

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Paglight is halogen, HMI and now LED. Posted: 27/10/2009
Paglight is halogen, HMI and now LED. PAG Ltd, the camera power and lighting specialist, announces the launch of the new Paglight LED Dimmer option.

The increasing demand for low power consumption camera lighting, coupled with improvements in LED technology, has led PAG to create a plug-in LED option for its 12V broadcast Paglight.

The LED Dimmer unit takes advantage of Paglights unique design concept - one light that embraces a range of lighting technologies by allowing separate lamp holders to be plugged into the rear of the lamp head. This has enabled PAG to create the first halogen, HMI and LED camera light - one light that provides the correct method of illumination for any professional news gathering or film production situation. Exchange between the different lighting technologies is quick, easy and safe.

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Quantel first in the world to release RED Rocket support Posted: 27/10/2009
Quantel first in the world to release RED Rocket support Quantel has just released a new version of software for its eQ, iQ and Pablo systems which, among a number of other useful new features, also includes support for the RED Rocket accelerator board. RED Rocket only became available in August, and Quantel is the first manufacturer to release software that supports it, allowing Quantel users to benefit from the much reduced loading and conform times RED Rocket enables with RED-originated material.

"The fact that we have brought the benefits of the RED Rocket to Quantel users in such a short timescale is just another example of how focused Quantel is on its customers' needs and the fantastic speed with which our engineers are able to react to new technologies," said Steve Owen, Quantel Director of Marketing. "If it matters to our customers, then it matters to us!"

The new software release - V4.1rev6 - isn't just about RED Rocket support. It also includes the Cubebuilder, which enables Pablo users to build, manipulate and apply 3D Look-up Tables (LUTs) entirely within Pablo, and many other new facilities and features

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Harris Corporation Multimedia Broadcast Transmitters for Digital Radio Deployment Posted: 27/10/2009
Harris Corporation Multimedia Broadcast Transmitters for Digital Radio Deployment Harris Corporation has sold nine DMB 670 multimedia transmitters to French network operator and DAB/DMB equipment manufacturer VDL to support the imminent rollout of digital radio in the cities of Nice, Marseille and Paris.

The transmitters, which meet all national DAB, DAB+ and DMB standards, will provide service to a wide array of leading French broadcasters. Additionally, the Harris transmitters were successfully tested for compatibility with VDL head-end equipment to support future joint international deployments of both technologies.

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Primera CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc Publishers and Color Label Printers Support Windows 7 Posted: 27/10/2009
Primera CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc Publishers and Color Label Printers Support Windows 7 Primeras wide range of hardware and software products is now compatible with Windows 7.Primera Technology, Inc., the worlds leading developer and manufacturer of automated CD, DVD and Blu-ray duplication and printing equipment, today announced it now supports Microsofts Windows 7 operating system for all current versions of its products.

Primera is committed to providing its customers with the latest and most productive technology, said Mark D. Strobel, Primeras vice president of sales and marketing. Were pleased to support Windows 7 on the same day it is being announced by Microsoft.

New, factory-sealed boxes will include Windows 7-compatible software beginning today. For existing users, Windows 7-compatible printer drivers and application software updates are available immediately on Primeras technical support website at http://primera.eu

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Fineline Media Finance helps ProCam Television offer first Sony PDW-F800s in the UK Posted: 27/10/2009
Fineline Media Finance helps ProCam Television offer first Sony PDW-F800s in the UK London-based hire company ProCam Television has become the first company to offer Sonys ground-breaking new PDW-F800 camcorder for hire in the UK, thanks to a purchase financed through Fineline Media Finance. This purchase expands ProCams already large investment in XDCAM EX and HD422 products, all driven by customer demand.
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Panasonic and GlobeCast Form Global Workflow Technology Partnership Posted: 27/10/2009
Panasonic and GlobeCast Form Global Workflow Technology Partnership Panasonic Professional Broadcast and IT Systems (PBITS) and GlobeCast, a leading content management and delivery company, have formalised a technology partnership to integrate Panasonics P2 broadcast workflow and production technology with GlobeCasts Media Sharing Platforms (MSP). The agreement will result in strong compatibility between the technology, software and media asset management platforms that facilitate the seamless exchange of content among broadcast professionals.
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AlterMedia Ships Studio Suite 9 Posted: 27/10/2009
AlterMedia Ships Studio Suite 9 Yes...the time has arrived. Altermedia are NOW SHIPPING the highly-anticipated and super-juiced Studio Suite 9!

Studio Suite 9 is comprised of 4 new versions (Solo, Pro, Network & Internet), 9 new modules, and hundreds of new features! For a product comparison chart, go to: http://studiosuite.net/index.php?p=whatsnew. The Solo version will be available in approximately one month.

They have also completely revised their website! It now includes new version descriptions, video demos, pricing, etc. Check it out: http://studiosuite.net/index.php.

A downloadable Studio Suite 9 demo will be available shortly but in the meantime, you may download and play with Studio Suite 8. http://studiosuite.net/index.php?p=download. Please continue to check the site for updates and new tutorial demos.

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Snell Routing and Control Systems Integrated at Heart of CTV OBs Newly Upgraded HD Truck Posted: 27/10/2009
Snell Routing and Control Systems Integrated at Heart of CTV OBs Newly Upgraded HD Truck Broadcast television system design and integration specialist Neil Wilson Enterprises (NWE) has integrated Snell routing and control systems at the heart of a newly refurbished and upgraded HD unit for CTV Outside Broadcast (CTV OB), one of Europe's largest and most respected independent OB companies. CTV OB's "OB4" is a unique quadruple expando, originally engineered and integrated by NWE for the light entertainment market, and it is the last of three CTV OB units converted by NWE to meet the demands of HD production and broadcasting.

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VSC Design Wins Portugal Television Contract Posted: 27/10/2009
VSC Design Wins Portugal Television Contract Broadcast systems specialist VSC Design has been appointed to supply and install an automation system for Portugese economics news channel Diario Economico. Based in Lisbon, the company is one of the most important finacial news channels in Portugal

VSC Managing Director Martyn Hales said: VSC has built a reputation in Portugal as well as elsewhere, for reliable and efficient broadcast installations and we are very pleased to have been awarded this contract on merit.

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Cooke Optics and The Foundry collaborate to improve post process Posted: 27/10/2009
Cooke Optics and The Foundry collaborate to improve post process Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today announced that it is working with The Foundry to incorporate /i Technology into Nuke, the powerful compositing application. /i Intelligent Technology enables the recording of extremely accurate, frame-by-frame lens and camera data, saving visual effects artists hours of time in post production by eliminating the need to guess lens parameters and camera information.

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Large DVI Matrix from Gefen Lets You Switch and Distribute 16 Computers to 16 Displays Posted: 27/10/2009
Large DVI Matrix from Gefen Lets You Switch and Distribute 16 Computers to 16 Displays Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the release of its new 16x16 DVI Matrix, delivering a one-to-one or one-to-many video distribution. Access is controlled by the front-panel, RS-232 connection, IR remote or an IP local area network. The front panel display conveniently lists status and switching information.

This matrix switcher supports 1920x1200 resolutions, and offers an amazingly fast switch with very low cross-talk between adjacent channels. It can be rack mounted and combined with any of Gefen's DVI extension solutions to deliver high resolutions to remote displays.

The Gefen 16x16 DVI Matrix can be used in a variety of applications, including recording studios with a need to command and control multiple workstations. It is ideal for digital signage, large presentations in corporate, medical, education and broadcast facilities, and for video walls. It will begin shipping in November 2009.

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PROKIT hosts LED Lighting Day Posted: 27/10/2009
PROKIT hosts LED Lighting Day PROKIT has hosted an Open Day for broadcast, film and video LED Lighting, the first of its kind in the UK. It took place in Prokits Chiswick showroom on Thursday 15th. October 2009. Manufacturers taking part included ARRI, Bebob, Dedo, Element Labs, Litepanels, Lowel and PAG. Visitors were able to see a range of state of the art products from each manufacturer, and make side by side comparisons. Members of the STLD, BSC and GTC attended, as well as two dozen practitioners from the broadcast and video worlds.

Mark Holmes, Business Development Director, said, LED lighting has now come of age in our industry. We wanted to reflect this by having a number of popular as well as emerging concepts available for hands-on evaluation. The day fulfilled those objectives and seemed to delight those who came

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Q-Ball robotic heads break record for longest-ever HD OB Posted: 27/10/2009
Q-Ball robotic heads break record for longest-ever HD OB Camera Corps' Q-Ball robotic HD cameras have successfully completed 100 days of continuous service as a key element of OB coverage from the 4th plinth in London's Trafalgar Square. The cameras were chosen by 021 Television, part of Gravity Media Group, to provide video coverage of Antony Gormley's 'One & Other' project. A total of 2,400 people participated in the event, some promoting their favourite cause or charity while others simply admired the view. The Q-Ball cameras were used from July 6 to October 14, accumulating content for the production of 60 minute reports transmitted on Sky Arts 1 HD each Friday evening. Live HD video from the cameras was also downconverted and streamed for the entire duration of the round-the-clock event via the Sky Arts website www.oneandother.com.
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Argosy Optical Fibre Video Jacks and Optical Fibre Patch Cords Posted: 27/10/2009
Argosy Optical Fibre Video Jacks and Optical Fibre Patch Cords Argosy Adds Award-Winning Winchester Electronics EL Series Optical Fibre Video Jacks and Optical Fibre Patch Cords to Infrastructure Portfolio

Argosy, a leading UK-based international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, today announced it has added the award-winning Winchester Electronics EL SeriesĀ¢ Fibre Optic Video Jack and Fibre Patch Cords to its ever expanding state-of-the-art range of high-definition and fibre optic infrastructure products.

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