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BROADCAST INDIA 2009 SHOW EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS AT ALL LEVELS Posted: 10/11/2009
BROADCAST INDIA 2009 SHOW EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS AT ALL LEVELS Broadcast India 2009 was held from October 29 to October 31, 2009 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. In its glorious 19th year, this time the exhibition and conference hosted an even more prestigious, global platform for the film, television and infotainment industry than ever before.

Visitors poured in from across the world to experience, witness the latest innovations in products, technology and services related to the media and broadcast industry. More than 500 companies from 31 countries were a part of this dynamic buzz spread across 60.000 sq. ft ! This year also saw new companies participating in this event for the first time ever and being awed by its enormity and significance.
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The play’s the thing for The Camera Store and Vinten Posted: 10/11/2009
The play’s the thing for The Camera Store and Vinten In response to a tough challenge, Quattro pedestals from Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and global leader in camera supports, have been modified for track use by The Camera Store. The new skated pedestal hybrid – now given the nickname Skquat – was developed to get cameras into the audience for the National Theatre's NT Live project, which sends live coverage of plays from London to cinemas around the world.
 
Director Robin Lough and senior cameraman Paul Freeman recognised that the cameras needed to be in the audience to get the right coverage. The alternative, using cameras at the back of the auditorium with long lenses, leads to uninvolving images because of the foreshortening effect of the zoom. Getting closer to the action gave more intimacy.
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Hollywood Black Magic Filter Big Part of Reynolds; Bag of Tricks for Better Off Ted Posted: 10/11/2009
Hollywood Black Magic Filter Big Part of Reynolds; Bag of Tricks for Better Off Ted
When cinematographer Brian Reynolds began prep for the Fox/ABC half-hour comedy series Better Off Ted, his challenge was to trim the budget and keep the quality look as well as the 11-hour work day. "One of my first choices was to add Schneider's Hollywood Black Magic filters to our lenses," says Reynolds.
 
"They are nothing short of amazing," he says, enthusiastically. "They combine the smaller lenslets of HD Classic Soft and added Black Frost. What this does to the skin is amazing. When you are shooting HD, you are suddenly looking at an unfiltered image. Make-up freaks out. Same with set designers and actors. Adding the Hollywood Black Magic does away with that. It makes the image seem more like film.
Tags: black magic filter | lenslets | filter | hollywood
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Brick House Video Establishes US Service Center at Communitek Posted: 10/11/2009
Brick House Video Establishes US Service Center at Communitek Brick House Video, multiple award-winning manufacturer of compact production and post-production equipment, is demonstrating its commitment to the US market by establishing a NY-based service center located at Communitek Video Systems in mid-town Manhattan. Julian Hiorns, Brick House Video's managing director, made the announcement from headquarters in Owslebury, UK.
 
Communitek's experience in the broadcast service sector has made an ongoing and valuable contribution to Brick House Video's product development since the start of their association in 2001. Owned and operated by Brian Isaacson, an engineer by trade, the Company regards service as the key to its success. "Service is #1 at Communitek," stated Isaacson. "We operate a fully loaded shop and ample test gear to maintain all components of the Brick House Video product line."
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Telefonica Boosts Quality and Reach of IPTV with Next Generation Posted: 10/11/2009
Telefonica Boosts Quality and Reach of IPTV with Next Generation Telefonica, the Spanish national telecoms provider, is adding the latest Grass Valley™ ViBE EM2000 MPEG SD encoders to its IPTV headend. The EM2000, based on the customer-designed Grass Valley Mustang compression engine, uses unprecedented processing power to deliver MPEG-4 compression of standard definition television signals in smaller bandwidths with superior picture quality.
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TV One’s Dual Channel Video and Audio Processor Gets A Face Lift Posted: 10/11/2009
TV One’s Dual Channel Video and Audio Processor Gets A Face Lift The C2-7300 Series Dual Channel Video and Audio Processors from TV One are now available with a choice of front panels, providing a wider variety of control options to the user.  A 48-button CORIO EXP Front Panel designed expressly for handling live event situations is available and also a new programmable 12-button front panel ideally suited for applications where custom or restricted access to functions is required.
 
The 48-button front panel is provided with the C2-7310 version.  These buttons plus the multi-way navigation control and integrated LCD bring all the control needed for quick and easy access right to the front panel.  The 12-button front panel is supplied with C2-7300 version and has a large rotary dial, ten programmable buttons and a shift key for customisation.  Removable key caps allow the user to re-label programmed buttons as necessary.   
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Harris Corporation Completes Large-Scale Installation of Broadcast Master Posted: 10/11/2009
Harris Corporation Completes Large-Scale Installation of Broadcast Master  
Harris Corporation has completed a large-scale installation of its Broadcast Master™ scheduling and media management suite at Orbit Showtime, the largest pay TV DTH platform in the Middle East. The installation includes modules that integrate and automate workflows for sales, scheduling, content acquisition and media campaign management - marks the largest deployment of Broadcast Master software in the region.
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Red Bull Air Race World Championship Takes Off with Riedel’s Intercom & Fiber Solutions Posted: 10/11/2009
Red Bull Air Race World Championship Takes Off with Riedel’s Intercom & Fiber Solutions
Britain's Paul Bonhomme won the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship with a thrilling victory in the final race of the season in Barcelona in front of a record crowd of 800,000 spectators, holding off a ferocious challenge from defending champion Hannes Arch of Austria. On a gorgeous day in Barcelona with temperatures around 25 degrees, Bonhomme won after a brilliant performance in the final on the 6.4-km long track through a challenging 15-Air Gate obstacle course set up just meters above the surface of the Mediterranean Sea.
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RESEAU FRANCE OUTRE-MER DEPLOYS CLEAR-COM CONCERT 2.0 Posted: 10/11/2009
RESEAU FRANCE OUTRE-MER DEPLOYS CLEAR-COM CONCERT 2.0 Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, has sold Rseau France Outre-mer (RFO) on its groundbreaking IP-based intercom software, Clear-Com Concert™ Version 2.0. The prominent network of radio and television stations was impressed with Concert's ability to offer a cost-effective, high-quality means of facilitating staff communications at its headquarters, located in the Parisian suburb of Malakoff. The network has also purchased a 96-port Clear-Com Eclipse® Omega digital matrix intercom system and 39 V-Series panels, along with 12 FreeSpeak® Integra digital wireless beltpacks.

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Vocas Systems launches a DSLR product range Posted: 10/11/2009
Vocas Systems launches a DSLR product range Vocas Systems from the Netherlands, manufacturer of matteboxes and zoom controllers for high end to DV camera markets, has recognized the growing amount of DSLR -Digital Single Lens Reflex- style cameras that can record video in HD quality. Therefore Vocas Systems has expanded her product range with accessories specifically designed for these DSLR style cameras.
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LOW COST TELEPROMPTING FROM THE AUTOCUE EXPERTS Posted: 02/11/2009
LOW COST TELEPROMPTING FROM THE AUTOCUE EXPERTS Historically, professional production equipment, especially teleprompting, was the preserve of top-end broadcasters. Nowadays, with prices reducing and equipment becoming simpler to use, a variety of non-traditional broadcasters, including schools and businesses, have begun to create their own content. To ensure a professional look and feel, many of these institutions are looking to add teleprompting systems to their set-up. In this competitive environment, they are demanding the traditional quality but without the top-end broadcast price-tags.

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Unique Switching Solution for the Broadcast and Post Production Markets Posted: 02/11/2009
Unique Switching Solution for the Broadcast and Post Production Markets Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, has introduced the VS-211HDxl 2x1 automatic standby switcher for SDI, HD-SDI and 3G HD-SDI signals. When configured as a standby switcher, the unit switches automatically to the secondary input when the signal on the primary input is lost. The unit automatically switches back to the primary input when the primary signal is restored. The VS-211HDxl is a unique new product and it is ideal for live events, broadcast, studio and post-production applications.

Tags: kramer | switcher | sdi | hd-sdi | 3g | vs-211 | digitools
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RTS Intercom Systems shows the KP 12 CLD12-position color display keypanel Posted: 02/11/2009
RTS Intercom Systems shows the KP 12 CLD12-position color display keypanel RTS is now showing the KP 12 CLD 12-position color display keypanel. The 1RU KP 12 CLD is the latest addition to the revolutionary CLD color keypanel series by RTS. The keypanel includes several cutting-edge features designed to enhance capability and ease of use. The instinctive graphic interface is housed inside two full-color 4.2 LCD displays. The front panel also features conveniences such as a user-programmable button, one-touch listen volume adjustment on each of the 14 new multifunction keys, and a backlit keypad. Like all RTS products, the KP 12 CLD is designed with expansion in mind. The front-mounted USB port and modular rear panel allow for future upgrades that will keep the KP 12 CLD on the forefront of technology for years to come.

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Chrosziel appoint Octica Professional as exclusive Distributor Posted: 02/11/2009
Chrosziel appoint Octica Professional as exclusive Distributor Broadcast, film and professional video equipment distributor Octica Professional Ltd has proudly been appointed as the new UK & Ireland exclusive Distributor for all Chrosziel products, effective from 1 November 2009.

Chrosziel are established as the industry leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of MatteBoxes, sunshades, fluid zoom drives and lens controls, both manual and remote for film and video. All Chrosziel products are manufactured to the highest German engineering standards. Offering MatteBox solutions to suit all camera-lens combinations, Chrosziel has responded to public demand and now also offers ready to use, complete MatteBox kits for the most popular camera & lens set-ups. In todays fast paced marketplace of digital acquisition, Chrosziel has also expanded its product range to cover the RED and latest DSLR cameras.

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Snell Routers Drive Arena TVs Production of High-Visibility Events Posted: 02/11/2009
Snell Routers Drive Arena TVs Production of High-Visibility Events Snell have announced that Arena Television, the U.K.'s largest privately owned mobile TV production company, has chosen state-of-the-art routing equipment from Snell to drive production for its next-generation HD vehicles. Snell's Sirius and Cygnus routers have provided high-performance, cost-effective routing for all incoming and outgoing video signals onboard Arena's VT6 truck since its commissioning last December and the technology has been chosen again for the company's new VT7 vehicle, currently in development.
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