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Brick House Video Appoints Network Electronics France Distributor Posted: 26/01/2010
Brick House Video Appoints Network Electronics France Distributor Brick House Video has teamed up with Network Electronics France S.A.R.L. to support its French customer base and enhance the presence of the Company's award-winning compact production and post-production equipment range in the region.  P. Julian Hiorns, managing director of Brick House Video announced the partnership from company headquarters in Owslebury, Hampshire UK.
 
Located in Courtaboeuf, a suburb of Paris, Network Electronics France serves the French broadcast community directly and works through systems integrators to accommodate clients in other territories including Africa and the Middle East.
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TVN Chile Adds to its HD Production Inventory Posted: 26/01/2010
TVN Chile Adds to its HD Production Inventory
Television Nacional de Chile (TVN), the state-owned television broadcaster, has purchased six Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite multi-format high-definition cameras, to add to twelve others that have been successfully in use for more than a year. The new cameras will be used in a new HD production studio in Santiago and as well as for a new OB van that will cover remote productions.
 
The order was placed in October and the new cameras will be on-air at TVN Chile this month.
The 12 existing LDK 8000 cameras, all recently upgraded to the LDK 8000 Elite version, are used extensively in two TV production mobile units and two studios, each with three cameras. TVN is now adding another mobile unit and another studio.
 
"We have had good experience with the Grass Valley cameras we use every day and like the fact that the cameras are HD format switchable" said Mario Seplveda, Deputy Technical Manager, at TVN Chile.
 
The LDK 8000 Elite series of multi-format cameras features three next-generation 9.2-million pixel HD-DPM+ sensors, and is the only camera available that can capture true progressive HD images natively and switch instantly among multiple formats and frame rates.
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Hiltron HMAM satellite antenna mount to make Middle East debut Posted: 26/01/2010
Hiltron HMAM satellite antenna mount to make Middle East debut Hiltron Communications has chosen CABSAT MENA 2010 (Dubai, March 2-4) as the venue for the introduction of the HMAM motorised satellite antenna mount to Middle East broadcasters and satcom service-providers.

"Shown in prototype at IBC2009 and now in production, the Hiltron HMAM is a complete high-precision rotatable satellite antenna mount at a very accessible price," comments Hiltron GmbH Managing Director Michael Schiestl. "Designed for two-way VSAT communication or receive-only downlink applications, it has a combined head and drive forming a three-axis motorised system with 180 degrees of azimuth adjustment, 90 degrees of elevation adjustment range and fully adjustable polarisation. The HMAM is fully compatible with our standard HACU antenna positioning system. It includes professional-grade drives for azimuth and elevation plus a high-accuracy polarisation drive."

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CR Sound Installs a Fairlight Constellation XCS Console Posted: 26/01/2010
CR Sound Installs a Fairlight Constellation XCS Console Although originally founded as an audio post production facility for advertising and corporate clients, Kansas City-based CR Sound now has an enviable reputation as a film post facility having mixed seven feature films in the last decade.
 
Located in the beautiful Country Club Plaza, CR Sound is headed by Craig Rettmer, formerly manager of Soundtrek Plaza which he bought from his partners five years ago. Alongside CR Sound's audio room, the building also houses a video editing facility, a film production group and a PR firm.
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Entry-level broadcast traffic management system Posted: 26/01/2010
Entry-level broadcast traffic management system Broadcast Traffic Systems (BTS) will demonstrate its range of open-platform broadcast traffic management software on stand ZR-23 (British pavilion) at CABSAT MENA 2010, Dubai, March 2-4.

"A centrepiece of our exhibit will be the Express downloadable broadcast traffic management system, making its first CABSAT appearance," comments Craig Buckland, Technical Director of BTS. "Express is an entry-level application offering broadcasters an efficient, affordable and scalable means of media-traffic control and supervision. It is based on three modules which together provide programme planning, traffic scheduling, transmission scheduling, as-run scheduling and media management. Customers can select the modules needed to support their current level of business."
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TIFFEN FEATURES DSLR VIDEO SUPPORT Posted: 26/01/2010
TIFFEN FEATURES DSLR VIDEO SUPPORT Tiffen International is showing its latest developments in optical filters, location lighting and camera support at Broadcast Video Expo. Product demonstrations include Steadicam working with popular DSLR video cameras.
 
Steadicam DSLR Hands-on
The combination of Steadicam and DSLR video enables shooting smooth handheld 'walkabout' HD material with the economy, small size and light weight of a go-anywhere DSLR rig. Two Steadicam models cover the needs according to the weight of the rig. The Merlin arm supports up to 2.3 kg – and up to 3.4 kg when used with a vest. Beyond that Pilot is available for the fully loaded rigs weighing up 4.5 kg. BVE provides the opportunity for hands-on trials to discover how the Steadicam/ DSLR combination can produce professional results with natural human-eye looking movement.
Tags: tiffen | dslr | support | grip | merlin | lowel | blender | led
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DOREMI TECHNOLOGIES AT ISE 2010 Posted: 26/01/2010
DOREMI TECHNOLOGIES AT ISE 2010 Doremi Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of video servers for broadcast, professional AV and digital cinema. Its technology continually breaks cost barriers, delivering the highest quality and performance at affordable prices. Video products include compressed and uncompressed video servers and players up to 4K, as well as converters for baseband and file-based content The Digital Cinema range features the market-leading DCI player as well as mastering systems.
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More Isolation Than Elastic Suspensions Posted: 26/01/2010
More Isolation Than Elastic Suspensions Rycote, the UK-based manufacturer of hi-tech microphone windshield and suspensions, is announcing a new product at the 2010 NAMM show in Anaheim, California - the InVision USM, an affordable universal mic suspension for large-diaphragm recording microphones. According to Rycote, the mic mount offers substantially more isolation from unwanted vibrations than that afforded by traditional elasticated 'cat's cradle' mic suspensions.
 
The InVision Universal Studio Mount (or USM) has been designed to provide a 21st-century alternative to elasticated suspensions, the basic form of which has remained essentially unchanged for several decades.
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SIS LIVE acquires 021 Television OB business Posted: 26/01/2010
SIS LIVE acquires 021 Television OB business SIS LIVE, Europe's leading outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, has agreed to buy the bulk of the assets of leading OB company 021 Television from Gravity Media Group. Under the terms of the multi-million pound deal, SIS LIVE will acquire the state-of-the-art OB fleet of 021 Television and most of the staff. SIS LIVE will also take on 021 Television's customer contracts.
 
David Meynell, Managing Director, SIS LIVE, says "This is a perfect acquisition for SIS LIVE. 021 Television is one of the best commercial outside broadcast companies in the country and combined with the SIS LIVE fleet we will have a compelling offer for clients."
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Blackmagic Design adds digitally synthesized composite waveform view to UltraScope Posted: 26/01/2010
Blackmagic Design adds digitally synthesized composite waveform view to UltraScope Blackmagic Design Inc today announced a new software update for Blackmagic UltraScope, the world's first 3Gb/s SDI waveform monitor that combines broadcast technical accuracy with an elegant design specifically designed for creative video editors and colorists.
Blackmagic UltraScope 1.1 now adds a new composite waveform view and is available to download now free of charge for all Blackmagic UltraScope customers.
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3D rendering on Amazon EC2 Posted: 26/01/2010
3D rendering on Amazon EC2 Aspera and Axceleon have announced a technology partnership to deliver an integrated solution that automates high-speed file transfer and turbocharges 3D content rendering on Amazon Web Services EC2 for media and entertainment companies. The combination of Aspera's high-performance fasp™ transport technology and Axceleon's EnFuzion® industrial grade 3D render management software will enable broadcasters, film studios, gaming companies and architectural firms to significantly accelerate their end-to-end image rendering workflow on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure. Axceleon has joined Aspera's partner program and is working closely with Aspera on joint integration of the technologies.
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AL JAZEERA SPORT TEAMS UP WITH SGL AND AVID Posted: 26/01/2010
AL JAZEERA SPORT TEAMS UP WITH SGL AND AVID Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has today announced that The London Studios has purchased and installed a FlashNet archive.
 
The system was deployed to coincide with the start of the UEFA Champions League group stages and to fulfil an ITV Sport contract to supply the Al Jazeera Sport channel with football coverage from all over Europe.  The facility also provides footage from European, domestic and international football competitions.
 
Tags: Software Generation | sgl | avid | al jazeera | sport | itv | london studios
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Sports news provider consolidates its position Posted: 26/01/2010
Sports news provider consolidates its position L'Equipe TV, France's No. 1 sports information channel, has chosen Quantel and its partners to design and set up an integrated production and delivery system for broadcast, online and mobile content. The facility has been up and running since October, enabling L'Equipe 24/24 and L'Equipe Production to provide digital content to cable and satellite channels, the internet, digital radio channels and telecom operators.
Tags: france | equipe | quantel | sQ View | sQ Cut | sQ Edit | sQ Edit Plus
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Vast Increases SAN Storage Posted: 26/01/2010
Vast Increases SAN Storage Harris Corporation has introduced a 33-percent increase in storage capacity to its range of NEXIO® SAN (storage area network) storage arrays at the same price of its previously highest-capacity storage solution. This increase raises the total usable storage capacity to 96 TB, while maintaining full redundancy at the connectivity layer. 
 
The improvement is achieved using new 600 GB drives - allowing customers to store up to 14,000 hours of MPEG-2 12 Mb/s or 3,600 hours of Sony® XDCAM® HD422 content in a single SAN. Harris is the first broadcast supplier to offer 600 GB drives in its storage arrays at the same price as its previous-generation 450 GB drives - significantly lowering the cost per terabyte for customers.
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The King of The Mic Stands Posted: 26/01/2010
The King of The Mic Stands Audio distribution company Bigger Boat Distribution is pleased to announce the availability of the worlds strongest, most durable, compact, quality crafted stands and booms. The Latch Lake micKing® 3300 & 2200 microphone stands along with the Xtra® Boom accessory booms claim to be the best in the world. 
 
Managing Director Oliver Morley said; "These are what studio recording engineers have been dreaming about for decades. Quality engineered, the micKing® 3300 & 2200 microphone stands are in a class of their own and we look forward to seeing a lot of happy clients." 
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