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POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ADOPT CHYRON AXIS MAPS Posted: 25/11/2009
POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ADOPT CHYRON AXIS MAPS Chyron has announced that Post-Newsweek Stations' have implemented Chyron's AXIS maps online content creation services to generate state-of-the-art maps for its local stations.

With Post-Newsweek Stations including KPRC (Houston); WDIV (Detroit); WPLG (Miami-Fort Lauderdale); WKMG (Orlando); KSAT (San Antonio); and WJXT (Jacksonville) working in a centralized graphics hub environment, the addition of AXIS maps was a good selection, providing news producers with the ability to create localized graphics utilizing templates at their desktop.
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FutureWorks completes RED-shot in one day on Quantel Pablo Posted: 19/11/2009
FutureWorks completes RED-shot in one day on Quantel Pablo Mumbai, India post and DI house, FutureWorks, has just completed post production of a music video promoting The One Drop Foundation (http://www.onedrop.org) on its Quantel Pablo and Genetic Engineering systems. The video, directed by Deepak Ghatani for Contiloe Films, features a song performed by double Oscar winning composer AR Rahman. The whole post production process was completed in just one day, from loading the RED-shot footage into the Pablo using the new RED Rocket to carrying out the conform, color correction and production of deliverables.
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KMR Audio Offers Towersonic, The Ultimate Powered Monitor Stands Posted: 19/11/2009
KMR Audio Offers Towersonic, The Ultimate Powered Monitor Stands Professional audio specialists KMR Audio have announced the availability of the acclaimed new TS-1 powered speakers stands from Towersonic. So impressed have they been with the new stands in fact that they have installed them in the new KMR listening room at the company's north London showrooms, where only the very best equipment takes pride of place.
 
Sales Manager Stefan Pope said We have the worlds best audio equipment here on show, 50k mixing consoles, hardware tape simulators, 5000 mics, but the coolest thing we have is the remote controllable height adjustable speaker stands. And theyre not just a gimmick. Obviously we have a lot of people here trying out speakers. Some people like auditioning monitors standing up, some sitting down, and generally peoples ears arent exactly the same height from the floor, so having height adjustable stands is more than nice; its essential. If a studio has lots of different engineers in, the same thing would apply. You can also hide a set of speakers away behind a console, and when theyre needed, just press a button and the pop up! This is innovative design from a British company. Were proud to be their exclusive suppliers.
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Multi-Format Play Out Server is now available from IDX Posted: 19/11/2009
Multi-Format Play Out Server is now available from IDX Broadcast manufacturer offers advanced SSD technology with the debut of PlayMagic™ MFP-100.
 
IDX Company, Ltd. has announced the introduction of a new multi-format play out server being unveiled at the 2009 InterBEE show.  The MFP-100, known as PlayMagic™, marks IDX's formal entry into the post production market.
 
Setting the MFP-100 ahead of current standalone servers offering traditional HDD storage and access is a dedicated SSD (Solid State Drive) configuration with outstanding HD/SDI quality, speed and reliability.  SSD technology offers many advantages with multiple GB per second throughput, much faster access times than HDD, no moving parts, low power consumption, simultaneous record/playback and a highly stable output of digitally stored video/audio - even if problems occur from external content servers.  
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ew London Broadcast Center Will Rely on Snell Video Routing Systems Posted: 19/11/2009
ew London Broadcast Center Will Rely on Snell Video Routing Systems Installed as Part of the W1 Project, Snell's Sirius 800 Routers Will Provide Core Video Routing for the Redeveloped London Broadcast Facility
 
Snell today announced that the company's Sirius 800 Series large-scale multiformat router will provide core video routing for the BBC within the newly redeveloped London Broadcasting House. Dubbed the W1 Project, the restoration and expansion of the BBC's central London home will consolidate radio, news, and world service into a single facility in the heart of London. A system of Sirius 800 Series routers has been purchased through the public procurement process. 
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Softel Swift vTX Subtitling Now Available in Grab Networks Video Server Solution Posted: 19/11/2009
Softel Swift vTX Subtitling Now Available in Grab Networks Video Server Solution Softel and online video specialists Grab Networks have announced a partnership for Grab to supply the Softel Swift vTX subtitling and captioning solution as an integrated component of Grab Networks video server solutions. With integrated solutions already deployed in the field, Swift vTX software provides highly efficient integration of subtitling into the file-based workflow of the Grab server for subtitle and caption encoding/transcoding across a variety of output and file formats, including open, Line 21, DVB and streaming VoD.
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VRT Upgrades SNG Van Posted: 19/11/2009
VRT Upgrades SNG Van Wohler Technologies Inc. has announced that Belgium's Flemish Radio and Television Network (VRT), the public broadcasting network of the Flemish community, is the first company to deploy the AMP1-16-3G. The 3G- and Dolby®-capable monitor is equipped with three high-performance, cost-efficient OLED display screens, capable of displaying source video and advanced monitoring of 16 channels of audio simultaneously in just 1 RU. The unit has been installed in VRT's newly refurbished HD SNG van to simplify audio/video monitoring of multichannel productions.
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Turner Studios Uses Broadcast Pix Posted: 19/11/2009
Turner Studios Uses Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Turner Studios, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga., is using the Broadcast Pix Slate™ 3000 integrated production system with Fluent™ workflow tools to produce an innovative "second screen" experience for sports fans.
 
Accessible via Web or mobile devices, live webcasts complement Turner Sports' live NBA basketball and NASCAR coverage on TNT.  While watching the live event, viewers can log on to "TNT Overtime" on NBA.com or TNT.tv, or "TNT RaceBuddy"on NASCAR.com or TNT.tv, and see additional HD camera views of the live action, as well as timely scores, stats, and exclusive interviews. The Slate 3000 is located within the broadcast TV compound, and its integrated router receives feeds from all of Turner Sports' HD broadcast cameras covering the live event, as well as unique, dedicated cameras and coverage exclusively for broadband. 
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STUDENT POST PRODUCTION AWARDS 2010 Posted: 19/11/2009
STUDENT POST PRODUCTION AWARDS 2010 Altered Images has unveiled the launch of its inaugural Post Production Awards for student editors, in association with Avid and JVC. Winners of the Altered Images Student Post Production Awards 2010 will be announced at a reception at the UK's leading industry event, Broadcast Video Expo, on February 18th.
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Enhanced Vault Track at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Posted: 19/11/2009
Enhanced Vault Track at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

SIS LIVE chooses Camera Corps' enhanced Vault Track at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009

SIS LIVE, Europe's largest OB facility and satellite uplink supplier, chose Camera Corps' Vault Track motorised camera support system to capture the vaulting events at this year's Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in London. Held at the 02 arena, October 13-18, the event attracted contestants from 73 countries.

"Camera Corps introduced the latest version of its Vault Track which allows the camera to travel alongside the gymnasts during their approach and to capture the actual vault in close-up," comments Camera Corps' Design Engineer Mitchel Randall. "The new version combines higher control resolution than its predecessor together with ultra-quiet operation. The redesigned Vault Track also incorporates an underslung camera support and control mechanism so that only the camera itself is visible above the track. We installed a 30 metre length of track on an 800 mm high support parallel to the 25 metre approach and 5 metre vaulting section. A new drive mechanism in the camera head provides 90 degrees of vertical adjustment in camera angle at horizontal tracking speeds of up to 10 metres per second with full control of acceleration and deceleration. The camera deployed at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was a 1080i Hitachi DK-H32 with a Fuji 4 x 7.5 HD zoom lens."

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EUROPEAN SUBTITLE PROVIDERS EMBRACE WINCAPS INSERT PLAYER Posted: 19/11/2009
EUROPEAN SUBTITLE PROVIDERS EMBRACE WINCAPS INSERT PLAYER French facility Television Video Services (TVS) and Portugal's Dialectus – a specialist subtitle services supplier – have both purchased SysMedia's recently introduced subtitle inserter and playout unit, WinCAPS InSERT Player.
 
The easy-to-use 1RU unit provides a self-contained solution for offline dubbing of subtitles to a video stream, providing playout-ready subtitled content that can be recorded to tape or server. The flexible unit can handle simultaneous dubbing of both open captions and teletext subtitles in multiple languages.
 
John Boulton, Subtitling Product Manager with SysMedia, says, "With its simple load-and-go operation WinCAPS InSERT Player does not require expert operational skills. The unit has been specifically designed for the application, leading to an uncluttered user interface, accessible via a standard web browser."
 
The sales to Paris-based subtitling services facility TVS and Portugal's leading subtitle provider, Dialectus, were handled through SysMedia's local distributors (Isovision and Stepro respectively). Technical Director at TVS Stephane Djennadi-Meneghini commented that SysMedia was selected because "the company has strong experience in teletext technology".
 
Boulton concludes, "WinCAPS InSERT Player is further evidence of our drive to develop new, easy-to-use products that can deliver greater production efficiency at affordable prices to support the growing demand for increased subtitling across Europe. Early adoption by two experienced lead customers has been very encouraging."
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OConnor Supports To The Arctic 3D for MacGillivray Freeman Films Posted: 19/11/2009
OConnor Supports To The Arctic 3D for MacGillivray Freeman Films Climate change is a big subject these days and who better to set the record straight than MacGillivray Freeman Films, one of the most well-known big form production companies? Together, the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, Campion Foundation, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Oceana, champions of ocean conservation, document the changes occurring in the Arctic. To the Arctic is the seventh project in the MacGillivray Freeman Films ocean-and-water-themed films that promote conservation of the natural world.
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DIGITAL VISION ANNOUNCES NEW CEO Posted: 19/11/2009
DIGITAL VISION ANNOUNCES NEW CEO Digital Vision has today named Michael Freudenthal as CEO, starting as of December. This announcement follows strong Q3 results and continues the company's investment in key staff to develop and deliver innovative image enhancement and restoration solutions.  Klas strm, who has been instrumental in driving Digital Vision forward over the last 12 months, will remain with the company as CFO.
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DOREMI EXPANDS EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS Posted: 19/11/2009
DOREMI EXPANDS EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS Due to increased business activity Doremi Technologies is adding more space for its operations at its European Headquarters at Sophia Antipolis, France. This is to relieve the overcrowding of recent months resulting from the sales success of the company's products in Europe.
 
Patrick Zucchetta, EMEA Business Development, "European movie screens are going digital at an increasing rate. We are very busy on many fronts but it is the switch to Digital Cinema that means we have to have more factory space."
 
Doremi Technologies has been expanding over many years. In 2005 the company grew its floor space when it moved to its current Sophia Antipolis base. More has been added since and now the latest increase takes the total floor area to 7000 square feet housing sales, service and R&D as well as factory space. 
 
Since 1985, Doremi has been a leading developer and manufacturer of audio and video technologies used in broadcast, postproduction and digital cinema. Today, Doremi's team of world-class engineers continues to introduce innovative products and solutions to the entertainment industry as it transitions to all digital platforms. Doremi was the first company to integrate JPEG 2000 capabilities into its digital cinema mastering and playback equipment and has over 9000 units shipped worldwide including 2000 in Europe. For more information about Doremi's Digital Cinema division, visit www.doremicinema.com.
 
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Radio France buys SADiE technology for mobile production Posted: 19/11/2009
Radio France buys SADiE technology for mobile production Radio France, France's public service radio broadcaster, has purchased three SADiE LRX2 portable multi-track location recording systems and two PCM2 laptop-based editing systems. The units will be used for mobile production across France to provide content for the broadcaster's seven national stations.
 
"There are things that make SADiE really easy to use, even by people with a poor knowledge of computers, especially the project, the clipstore and the slip modes in the playlist editing. For high-end users, the trim window is wonderful," comments Philippe Destrebecq, DPA/DLP/Responsable du support production at Radio France.
 
The SADiE LRX2 Location Audio Workstation has been designed to fulfil the needs of an ever more complex recording environment and to serve a wide variety of remote recording applications. It combines SADiE's proven high-quality professional audio input and output 'slither card' I/O modules with a tactile hardware control surface and the ability to use a standard laptop via USB2 as the host computer to provide a powerful and effective combination according to the particular application. The SADiE PCM2, meanwhile, is a non-destructive hardware audio editing system complete with SADiE Version 5 software. It provides the ability to edit audio professionally wherever the user can take a laptop running Windows XP.
 
"The LRX units have been used at musical festivals in Beaunes, Saintes, La Roque d'Anthron, and the theatre festival of Avignon," reports Destrebecq. "We're currently planning to buy three more of them in 2010 too to increase our coverage across the country."
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