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PRS for Music price freeze Posted: 18/12/2009
PRS for Music price freeze * Production music rates for use in radio and TV advertising - frozen at 2009 prices.
* New tariff announced for production music used in training, promotional and corporate videos.
 
 
PRS for Music has confirmed that production music rates for 2010 will be frozen at 2009 prices. The annual Production Music Rate Card, published on 4 January 2010, offers good news for businesses requiring music for their products, productions or services.
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MASTER CONTROL ROOM UPGRADE WITH CHRISTIE Posted: 18/12/2009
MASTER CONTROL ROOM UPGRADE WITH CHRISTIE When MTV Networks International set out a three year programme for a technology upgrade at its Camden Town HQ, Senior Systems Engineer Rob Cranfield knew that the front end monitoring would represent the final phase.
 
The Master Control Room (MCR) and equipment hub have now been completely overhauled, the former old-technology CRT displays making way for a Christie solution.
 
Aware of Christie's presence in the market, the engineering team visited other leading broadcast facilities in the UK and Europe, before Rob Cranfield carried out his own subjective evaluation when planning the upgrade.
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On the road with Riedel Performer Intercom Posted: 18/12/2009
On the road with Riedel Performer Intercom TF1, one of largest broadcast networks in France, equipped four DSNG vans with a Performer digital matrix intercom system from Riedel Communications. The project was realized by Apex – Riedel's partner for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Performer 32 is a powerful and cost effective digital matrix intercom platform with a maximum capacity of up to 32x32 ports. It is especially tailored to the requirements of smaller broadcast applications, events or theatre installations. Based on a modular concept, the system adapts easily to different requirements of each user. Each of the DSNG vans utilises 24 matrix ports providing connection for control panels, analog and digital signals and GPI/Os. Artist 1000 series control panels complete the installation in all four vans providing broadcast quality digital audio and 8 character LED in-key displays. They offer excellent readability under all lighting conditions including direct sunlight. All four vehicles are already installed and in field operation.
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AFFORDABLE EMERGENCY SWITCH FOR 3G, HD OR SD SOURCES Posted: 18/12/2009
AFFORDABLE EMERGENCY SWITCH FOR 3G, HD OR SD SOURCES 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-Balls track celebrities in the Australian jungle 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
HD News empowered by Grass Valley Multiformat HD Technology 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.
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MHz Wraps Up 2009 with Solid International Orders Posted: 18/12/2009
MHz Wraps Up 2009 with Solid International Orders 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
FOR-A Switcher for Location Shoots 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
TV One Adds Another HD-SDI Colour Monitor to the Product Line 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 GRADES STREETDANCE 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
Lumiere TV investsin Junger
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
Bright Space and MultiDyne Making Fibre Workout for One Box 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
TV One Announces New DVI over Fiber Optic Extender System 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). 
Tags: tv one | ise 2010 | fibre optic | transmit
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Plasa recognition Posted: 27/11/2009
Plasa recognition
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."
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ITVs Mr Eleven Counts On LipSync Post Posted: 26/11/2009
ITVs Mr Eleven Counts On LipSync Post
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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