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AJA Releases ROI-SDI Scan Converter
AJA Releases ROI-SDI Scan ConverterAJA Video Systems' ROI-SDI scan converter began shipping today. Wrapping intuitive Region-of-Interest (ROI) controls for professional SDI sources into a portable Mini-Converter form factor, it boasts a 3G-SDI input and simultaneous 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, and facilitates incredible quality image scaling, in addition to region-of-interest and image rotation at a range of resolutions and frame rates.
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Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen Content
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen ContentFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions (VWSE Productions), the world leader in video board production for major sporting events, is relying on several Facilis TerraBlock shared storage systems to produce big screen content for both their onsite production departments and for use offsite during major sporting events.
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Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float
Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade FloatJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Absolute Live Productions, a streaming, production, and equipment rental company, used the JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ IP video production camera to stream live footage from a client’s float during the Rose Parade earlier this month in Pasadena, Calif.
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Plugivery and IRCAM at NAMM '17
Plugivery and IRCAM at NAMM '17
IRCAM at NAMM Winter Show and Release of The Snail - PC Version
Plugivery has the pleasure of announcing that their partner IRCAM will be exhibiting the their audio software tools, at Plugivery’s booth #7000 during the January 2017 NAMM show. Come see everything from their IRCAM Lab collection to their UVI IRCAM Sound Librairie. They will be showcasing the long awaited PC version of The Snail plug-in. This promises to be an interesting event.. don’t miss it!
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A Talk with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival
A Talk with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival
In-depth discussion on how Boston Light and Sound and PIX 270i Recorders pave new pathways for playback in the film exhibition industry
Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival, who discusses how Boston Light & Sound uses PIX 270i Recorders to pave new pathways for playback in the film exhibition industry.
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Christie Vive Audio achieves milestone of 500th cinema sound system
Cinemex Mundo E features Vive Audio, complemented by Christie RGB laser installation
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, celebrated its 500th Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system installation with Cinemex Mundo E, Mexico City, Mexico. Featuring 19 auditoriums, Cinemex Mundo E is the 30th installation of both Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos®,under their CinemeXtremo PLF brand. Additionally, this auditorium hosts the first Christie RGB laser projection installation in Mexico.
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Matrox at ISE 2017 — Video Product Preview
Matrox at ISE 2017 — Video Product Preview
Monarch Family of Streaming & Recording Appliances and VS4Recorder Pro to be Featured in Amsterdam
At ISE 2017 Matrox® will be presenting its lineup of video end-user products; including the dual-streaming Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance and the complete Monarch family of H.264-based video streaming and recording appliances, alongside the VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app.
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THX Redefines Audio And Video Streaming Experience With New Certification Program
THX Redefines Audio And Video Streaming Experience With New Certification Program
New Streaming Program Marks Latest Advancement in THX Certification & Quality Assurance
/PRNewswire/ -- THX Ltd., global leader in the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, will partner with content creators, service providers, and distributors to provide a new audio and video streaming quality certification program. The program will help streaming companies perfect their encoding and delivery methods for various challenges specific to streaming; guaranteeing consumers experience the highest possible quality of audio and visuals.
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PlayBox Technology Announces Major Enhancements to Neo and CloudAir
PlayBox Technology Announces Major Enhancements to Neo and CloudAir
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, Tuesday February 28 to Thursday March 2, 2017
PlayBox Technology announces major enhancements to its server-based Neo and SaaS-based CloudAir broadcast playout solutions. They include extra features and an extended range of interface capabilities. "With over 30 per cent of the global market for channel branding and broadcast playout systems, we and our systems integration partners are experiencing ongoing success on the proven basis of listening to our customers and delivering what they need," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash.
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Phiaton's BT 460 Wireless Headphones Win 2017 IMPACT! Award
Phiaton's BT 460 Wireless Headphones Win 2017 IMPACT! Award
Phiaton’s BT 460 touch-controlled headphones with smart play/pause technology awarded “Best Audio Headphones” by Dealerscope
Phiaton Corporation, a premium manufacturer of high-performance personal audio products, is honored to announce that its BT 460 headphones were awarded “Best Audio Headphones” in the 2017 Dealerscope IMPACT! Awards.
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DigitalGlue Opens New Atlanta Office in Film Studio
DigitalGlue Opens New Atlanta Office in Film Studio
Expands Services to Now Include TV Production and Post. New Facility will offer demos, training, post suites and more for flourishing ‘Hollywood of the South’ film and production community
DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider for the production and distribution of digital video, has announced a decisive move to open a new studio office in Atlanta — home to a burgeoning film and production community. With its innovative new space, DigitalGlue offers customers equipment demos, training, VR (Virtual Reality) and post production facilities, expanding beyond the company’s traditional role in broadcast contribution and distribution.
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Roland Introduces GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones
Roland Introduces GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones
Perform, mix audio, and record video with your smartphone - all at once
(PRNewswire) Roland has introduced GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound that's a marked upgrade over using the phone's built-in mono mic or analog line input. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments, media players, and gaming consoles and mix them all together live while they shoot. Ultra-portable and simple to use, GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to social media videos. At the recent CES annual trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Roland GO:MIXER received acclaim from leading industry journalists, winning three Best of CES 2017 awards.
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DPA Microphones Makes Music at the 2017 NAMM Show
DPA Microphones Makes Music at the 2017 NAMM Show
Company will highlight its d:vote™ Instrument and d:facto™ handheld range of mics, and will feature Trout Steak Revival performing at its booth throughout the show
DPA Microphones will showcase its sought-after range of modular microphones and accessories at the 2017 NAMM Show (Hall A, Booth 6013). Also at DPA’s booth will be Trout Steak Revival, a Colorado bluegrass band who will demonstrate DPA mics during their performance throughout the show.
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Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
New additions to Axon's portfolio are helping to ease broadcasters’ transition to IP.
Axon Digital Design, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a broadcast infrastructure specialist, is attending BVE with a range of IP products and production tools that are designed to help broadcasters deal with the challenges of the move to IP.
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Crystal Vision is getting ready for the future of the broadcast industry at CABSAT 2017
Crystal Vision is getting ready for the future of the broadcast industry at CABSAT 2017Crystal Vision will be on stand B2-56 at CABSAT 2017 to show how it is getting ready for the future of the broadcast industry with its exciting new Vision 3 frame system which is now shipping. It has core cards of up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. Crystal Vision also has its proven Indigo range with the choice of three different frame sizes and 75 cards to include its Safire 3 chroma keyer which is very popular with its Middle Eastern customers.
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Plug & Mix adds 5 new plug-ins to the V.I.P. Bundle.
Plug & Mix adds 5 new plug-ins to the V.I.P. Bundle.
All previous V.I.P. Bundle owners get these 5 new plug-ins for FREE!
Plug & Mix today proudly announce the launch of 5 new plug-ins to their impressive collection that now counts 50 high quality audio Plug-ins. The new plug-in names speak for themselves : Basspeg, Gatevador, S-Tractor, Pitch Me, Vibrator. All previous V.I.P. Bundle owners get these 5 new plug-ins for FREE!
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Flux:: Presents SPAT Revolution
Flux:: Presents SPAT Revolution
The SPAT Revolution software is the most comprehensive and sophisticated real-time Immersive 3D Audio engine ever designed.
Plugivery is pleased to announce that its longtime partners Flux:: and IRCAM are going to be presenting their next generation plug-in, “SPAT Revolution”. This powerful Immersive 3D Audio Software Tool was introduced in the Plugivery booth (#7000) during the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
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Magewell Launches New Generation of USB Video Capture Devices
Magewell Launches New Generation of USB Video Capture Devices
Powerful USB Capture Plus series builds on proven foundation with signal loop-through, enhanced audio and more
Magewell announced today the new USB Capture Plus series, the latest additions to the company's popular USB Capture family of robust, high-quality video interface devices. Building on the powerful functionality that made earlier models the preferred choice of both video professionals and high-end hobbyists, the new dongles add features including expanded audio support, enhanced user controls, and signal loop-through on select models. Magewell will showcase the new devices in booth 8-F235 at ISE 2017, taking place February 7-10 in Amsterdam.
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Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
Ortana Expands Cubix MAM and Media Orchestration Platform
See Ortana on stand K18 at BVE 2017, London, February 28 to March 2
Ortana Media Group is introducing new features to its Cubix media asset management and media orchestration platform. These are scheduled for introduction at BVE 2017 in London, February 28 to March 2. Also on demonstration will be Ortana's Spot & Spin online content processing service.
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Klas Dalbjorn Takes on Product Management Role at Powersoft
Klas Dalbjorn Takes on Product Management Role at PowersoftPowersoft’s mission to strengthen the company further in 2017 has begun in the most dynamic fashion, by announcing the appointment of the highly experienced Klas Dalbjorn as Product Manager. The former Lab Gruppen and Lake Product Research Manager will add considerable strength and gravitas to the development team, headed by co-founder and R&D director, Claudio Lastrucci. His role will extend across the entire product portfolio.
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DPA Microphones Reflect the Power and Emotion in Jeanne’s Vocals
DPA Microphones Reflect the Power and Emotion in Jeanne’s Vocals
The French singer has switched to DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone for her first pop tour on the recommendation of her FOH Engineer Gilles Olivesi.
French artist Jeanne Added has found the perfect complement for her powerful, harmonic voice – a DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphone that allows her to convey emotion without changing the timbre of her singing. Jeanne, who last year released her debut solo album Be Sensational, was introduced to d:facto™ by her sound engineer, Gilles Olivesi.
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Paradigm & Anthem Announce ISE Debut
Paradigm & Anthem Announce ISE Debut
Canadian speaker manufacturer to exhibit at ISE 2017
/PRNewswire/ - Paradigm Electronics Inc., international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, is pleased to announce exhibition plans for ISE 2017. In their ISE debut, the Canadian company will showcase its broad range of advanced speaker designs in a brand-new booth, designed specifically for the upcoming show.
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Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
See Leader Electronics on stand J08 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Leader Electronics announces the addition of five-bar display capabilities to the LV5490 4K-UHD/HD/SD multiscreen waveform monitor. This forms part of a major software upgrade (to version 3.2) which was announced at InterBee 2016 and will make its first European appearance at Broadcast Video Expo 2017.
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IHSE to Demo KVM Solution at NAMM 2017 as feature of Avid ProTools
IHSE to Demo KVM Solution at NAMM 2017 as feature of Avid ProTools
NAMM Attendees Can Experience the Benefits of IHSE's Default KVM Protocol Integrated Into Pro Tools | S6 Systems
IHSE USA will showcase the latest KVM network capabilities integrated into the Avid Pro Tools | S6 audio control surface at the 2017 NAMM Show, Jan. 19-22 in Anaheim, California. The IHSE KVM solution, based on the Draco tera compact switch with HDMI extenders over Cat X, will be on display with a Pro Tools | S6 workstation in Avid's booth, 6400.
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Powersoft Deva Makes Times Square Debut at New Year’s Eve Festivities
Powersoft Deva Makes Times Square Debut at New Year’s Eve FestivitiesFor people up and down the East Coast and around the world, there is no more vaunted place to be on New Year’s Eve than New York City’s Times Square. Whether you waited out in the cold for a chance to watch the evening’s events unfold firsthand or you are one of the over a billion viewers tuning in on TV, nothing rings in the new year quite like the big ball dropping in the city that never sleeps.
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DPA Microphones’ d:facto™ 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone Nominated for Esteemed TEC Award
DPA Microphones’ d:facto™ 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone Nominated for Esteemed TEC AwardDPA Microphonesis proud to announce that it has once again been nominated for the prestigious NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, a longstanding testament to the company’s quality and reputation. This year, DPA’s d:facto™4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone is nominated in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement category.
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Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
No More Excuses: Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs, Makes Thousands of Workouts Available Via VOD
The Peloton indoor bike, the hottest technology product transforming fitness, is a must-have item for millennials, their older siblings and their parents. “Not that exercise bike sitting in the corner of your basement,” according to Fast Company, the Peloton bike powers a state-of-the-industry fitness studio that live streams 14 classes daily, all acquired with Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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Klipsch Audio at International CES 2017
Klipsch Audio at International CES 2017
Legendary sound intersects smart design
Klipsch, a tech driven audio company, continues its 70th anniversary celebration at CES® 2017 by debuting its legendary sound in smartly designed products. Klipsch is focused on delivering innovative audio products consumers would be proud to have in their homes. This CES showcase will be one of the largest debuts of new products in Klipsch's history.
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Unity Audio Heads to NAMM 2017 with Line of Monitors Trusted by the World’s Most Progressive Audio Engineers and Artists
Unity Audio Heads to NAMM 2017 with Line of Monitors Trusted by the World’s Most Progressive Audio Engineers and Artists
Visit booth 7613 and learn why award-winning engineers such as Liam Nolan and Rik Simpson, Dan Green and Phil Tan rely on Unity Audio for their critical tracking, mixing and mastering environments
Unity Audio, a forward-thinking engineering company on the leading edge of studio monitor design, will be exhibiting its flagship active studio monitors at the 2017 NAMM exhibition, held in Anaheim, CA from January 19-22 on booth 7613. Used by the world’s most progressive audio engineers, producers and Grammy Award-winning artists, Unity Audio’s purpose-built monitoring solutions are engineered for superior performance.
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Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP Camcorder
Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP CamcorderJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Goffstown TV, a PEG (public, educational, government) operation serving Goffstown, N.H., has significantly increased its coverage of local sports and improved its production workflows with the JVC GY-HM200SP sports production streaming camcorder. With its unique built-in graphics overlay, the camera has eliminated the need for a separate “scoreboard camera” during productions, which in turn eliminated sync issues that slowed post production.
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Clear-Com's Agent-IC Goes The Distance For China's Great Wall Marathon
Clear-Com's Agent-IC Goes The Distance For China's Great Wall Marathon
Eclipse HX 8.7 digital intercom matrix and IP connectivity allows effective, thorough intercom coverage along China’s Great Wall during marathon race webcast
Clear-Com®, the leader in real-time communications solutions, was chosen as a Communications Technology Supporter for television relay service of China’s 2016 Great Wall Marathon race, which saw thousands of athletes take on 28.1miles (45.195 kilometers) of the legendary landmark on October 16, 2016. Coverage of the Great Wall Marathon was streamed live to the world by the Chinese media company Sina.
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Announcing New Sennheiser Wireless Mics and Neumann Monitor Loudspeaker at NAMM
Announcing New Sennheiser Wireless Mics and Neumann Monitor Loudspeaker at NAMM
Booth performances to feature Lucy, Jaq Mackenzie, Marcus Eaton and others
At NAMM 2017, Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios with the introduction of several exciting new products. Visitors to Hall A, Booth No. 6577, will be the first to see the Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 and XS Wireless 2 radio microphone series, as well as the Neumann KH 80 DSP monitoring loudspeaker. Sennheiser will also be launching the new HD 200 Pro headphones, alongside new frequency variants for the evolution wireless 300 G3 and 500 G3 series for the USA and Canada. While exploring the latest tools for the stage and the (mobile) studio, visitors will be able to enjoy a wealth of live performances at the booth.
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TSL Products Taps Miles and Davies for New Senior Positions
TSL Products Taps Miles and Davies for New Senior Positions
Karlie Miles joins as Worldwide Sales Director and Mark Davies steps into role of Director of Products and Technology
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced the appointments of Karlie Miles to the role of Worldwide Sales Director, and Mark Davies to the role of Director of Products and Technology, effective immediately.
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NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio Announces Pro Tools HD compatible interface with Orion32 HD
NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio Announces Pro Tools HD compatible interface with Orion32 HD
Latest Addition to the Orion Family of Interfaces Features 64 Channels of Audio via HDX and USB3
Antelope Audio [NAMM Hall A - Booth 6596], a leading interface company specializing in world class clocking, conversion and FPGA-based vintage FX modeling, has announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Orion series of audio interfaces: Orion32 HD. Delivering 64 channels of stunning audio quality via HDX or USB3, the Orion32 HD is compatible with any DAW on the market, making it an excellent choice for users of both Pro Tools and Native systems.
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TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Voxafrica TV has expanded its presentation resources with the purchase of a multichannel PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo television playout system. The new installation was supplied and engineered by UK-based system integrator TNP Broadcast. It is located at the channel's headquarters in the prestigious Battersea Studios media hub, south west London.
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New Year Appointments Raise the Game at Solid State Logic
New Year Appointments Raise the Game at Solid State LogicSolid State Logic is excited to announce three key new appointments to its product management team as part of its strategy to accelerate the development of new products and updates for current ones.
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Sennheiser Hosts Grammy®-Winning Jim Anderson for Master Class: TELLING YOUR STORY WITH SOUND
Sennheiser Hosts Grammy®-Winning Jim Anderson for Master Class: TELLING YOUR STORY WITH SOUNDAudio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host a special Master Class at its New York City Pop Up Store in SoHo on Wednesday, January 11th between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The master class, entitled ‘Telling your Story with Sound’ will feature Jim Anderson, internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries.
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Apantac Wins Product Innovation Award for Mi-16 Multiviewer
Apantac Wins Product Innovation Award for Mi-16 MultiviewerApantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions has been awarded a 2016 Product Innovation Award (PIA) from NewBay Media for its cost-effective and innovative Mi-16 3G/HD/SD-SDI Video Multiviewer series.
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Scenes Sound Digital Aims for Industry Innovation, Launches Professional VR Audio Technology at CES 2017
SOUND PANO HERALDS A NEW ERA OF AUDIO AND VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION FOR VR FILMMAKING
/PRNewswire/ -- Scenes Sound Digital Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd will launch a set of professional Virtual Reality (VR) audio equipment at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, showcasing the Chinese tech firm's innovative end-to-end solution for holographic audio experiences.
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Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio
Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio(Business Wire) Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that Sony’s soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 will feature Dolby Atmos moving audio.
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Crystal Vision shows its now-shipping new frame system at BVE 2017
Crystal Vision shows its now-shipping new frame system at BVE 2017Stand M01 at BVE 2017 will be showing Crystal Vision's forward-looking Vision frame system which is now shipping, along with its initial core cards essential for any interface system including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio.
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LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
Featuring Picture-on-Wall Design, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Color Science Expertise by Technicolor, Most Premium OLED TV Delivers Unrivaled Home Cinema Experience
LG Electronics (LG) took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil its newest top-of-the-line LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W as the pinnacle of its new line-up of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. Featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ sound, the new line-up includes a total of ten different models, highlighted by the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award winner, the 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W exemplified by its Picture-on-Wall design.
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Barnfind Wins the Race to Another Milestone
Barnfind Wins the Race to Another MilestoneBarnfind is pleased to announce that it has been awarded another large contract for a world-renowned racing event. The customer chose Barnfind as the main supplier for the 2017 international racing season following an intense evaluation process of competitive solutions citing Barnfind’s BarnOne all encompassing concept as a major factor. The BarnOne platform comprises routing, distribution and multiplexing of signal formats including video, audio and data for the broadcast and telecom markets.
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NexPlayer SDK now fully compatible with Yospace
NexPlayer SDK now fully compatible with YospaceNexStreaming has announced today that its flagship product, NexPlayer SDK is now pre-integrated to support Yospace’s Dynamic Ad Insertion platform. From now on, video service providers and broadcasters will be able to monetize their video apps and ensure their viewers enjoy the best user experience and even easier implementation, thanks to this pre-integration of the two products.
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DPA Microphones Launches New Chinese Website
DPA Microphones Launches New Chinese Website
The company has created this new resource for Chinese speakers to help them find the right DPA microphone for their needs.
DPA Microphones has strengthened its presence in China by launching a dedicated website that delivers product information, Microphone University articles, company news and content of specific relevance to the Chinese market in Chinese. With a population of over 1.3 billion and growing demand for high end products to satisfy its burgeoning broadcast and pro audio industries, China is a key target for many western manufacturers and DPA is no exception.
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Matrox Monarch LCS Wins 2016 Innovative Product Award
Matrox Monarch LCS Wins 2016 Innovative Product Award
Readers of Sound & Video Contractor Award Matrox’s H.264 Lecture Capture Appliance Top Honors in Streaming Category
Matrox today announced that the Matrox Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance, released in June 2016, has been recognized as one of 2016’s Innovative Products as named by Sound & Video Contractor (S&VC). Determined by S&VC’s readership, the Innovative Product Awards honor electronic and mechanical innovation across the full range of ProAV products. This honor marks Monarch LCS’s seventh major award win of 2016. The product won Best of Show from Streaming Media, TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor, and Video Edge at NAB 2016, as well as a Video Innovation Award (VIA) from the British Columbia Professional Videographers Association (BCPVA). In June 2016, it was also named Best of Show by Tech & Learning at InfoComm 2016.
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Imimot announces the release of Mitti, a video cue application for macOS
Imimot announces the release of Mitti, a video cue application for macOS
Mitti allows rendering to multiple screens at the same time and includes over 100 GPU-accelerated video effects
Imimot announces the release of Mitti, a video cue application for macOS, offering playback of movies and still images, also supporting other common media sources like cameras, capture cards, Syphon and NDI. The playback engine can be driven by external MTC (MIDI Timecode), LTC (Linear timecode), or SMPTE timecode, which makes Mitti synchronizable with common show control equipment and most major DAWs.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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Genelec Inc. Bolsters Sales Force with New Hires
Genelec Inc. Bolsters Sales Force with New Hires
John Whitcore and Steffenee Copley join the Genelec U.S. team
Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for over 35 years, announces two new key hires bolstering the company’s U.S. sales force: John Whitcore has been named Territory Manager, and Steffenee Copley has been added as Western Region – Sales.
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FOH Engineer Stephane Plisson Uses the Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer for Kids United Tour
FOH Engineer Stephane Plisson Uses the Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer for Kids United TourStephane Plisson, leading front-of-house engineer (Mylene Farmer, Johnny Hallyday / Calogero / Julio Iglesias / Julien Clerc), chooses the eMotion LV1 software mixer from Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, for the latest Kids United tour. Kids United is a popular French musical group comprising six children aged between eight and sixteen years. Created to support UNICEF campaigns, part of the profits from their albums go to help children in refugee reception centers.
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Powersoft Boosts Engineering Capacity in North America with Appointment of Gino Pellicano
Powersoft Boosts Engineering Capacity in North America with Appointment of Gino Pellicano
Appointment increases Powersoft’s outreach and support capacities for its branded rackmount amplifiers.
Powersoft, a world-leading manufacturer of professional power amplifiers, has appointed Gino Pellicano to the newly created position of Applications Engineer. In his new role, Pellicano will report to Kurt Metzler, U.S. Sales Director, Powersoft, effective immediately.
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LYNX Technik Enhances yellobrik Frame Synchronizer with Converter and Scaler Functionality
LYNX Technik Enhances yellobrik Frame Synchronizer with Converter and Scaler Functionality
LYNX Technik AG has added up/down/cross and aspect ratio conversion, with scaler functionality to its popular yellobrik Frame Synchronizer, the PVD 1800.
LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces for broadcast and professional AV signal processing applications, today announces that it has added up/down/cross and aspect ratio conversion, with scaler functionality to its popular yellobrik Frame Synchronizer, the PVD 1800.
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Life on the big screen: Calibre announces ISE 2017 presence
Life on the big screen: Calibre announces ISE 2017 presence
See Calibre at ISE 2017, Stand 12.N45, 7-10 February 2017, Amsterdam RAI, NL
Calibre will demonstrate to the professional audiovisual market the broad capabilities of their HQUltra 4K presentation scaler-switchers and led screen scalers at ISE 2017 on stand 12.N45 in what was Hall 11 but has now been renamed hall 12 following expansion of the RAI. Calibre will be highlighting several real-world installation scenarios.
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Bexel Introduces New Fiber Mini Booth Kits
Bexel Introduces New Fiber Mini Booth KitsBexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has introduced a new Fiber Mini Booth Kit as a part of their strategic offerings to continue to provide industry-leading solutions in fiber optic technologies. The new Mini Booth Kit is smaller and lighter solution for interfacing the announce booth with audio, video, intercom and IFB equipment and making connections to the mobile unit.
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Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIE
Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIEOn-the-go camera operators from around the world have relied on Sachtler’s long legacy of robust tripods and rapid system set ups. While Sachtler has been a favorite among shooters working in news and documentaries, select filmmakers have also come to admire the brand’s versatility and ability to handle heavier and lighter camera rigs with a single tripod system. This includes UK-based cameraman and filmmaker Paul Cook, who relied on the new Sachtler FSB 10 System for his latest film, Magpie.
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DPA Microphones Highlights Audio Quality at ISE 2017
DPA Microphones Highlights Audio Quality at ISE 2017
The company will show a range of solutions for the installation market, including a new Microphone Base that will be unveiled for the first time
Visual impact is important, but when it comes to delivering a successful event or conference what you really need is clear, intelligible sound. This is the message DPA Microphones is bringing to ISE 2017 (stand 7-T235)– and one it is backing with a range of high quality microphone products aimed specifically at architects, AV consultants, system integrators and installing electricians.
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Popular K-Tek Stingray Gizmo Bag Now Available in 3 Sizes
Popular K-Tek Stingray Gizmo Bag Now Available in 3 Sizes
Transparent Bottoms Give Clear View of Contents
K-Tek, makers of microphone boom poles, mounts, and the popular Stingray audio harness and mixer bags, introduces the Gizmo Bag Set. In small, medium and large, these multi-purpose bags provide compact organization of cables, adapters, wireless audio transmitters, batteries, lavaliere accessories, tape rolls, and more. With clear, see- through bottoms, users enjoy quick, visible identification of contents. Ideal for the Sound Utility, Gizmo Bags are useful for many other on-set tasks, as well.
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Matrox Monarch Controls Deeply Integrated into StreamShark Video CDN
Matrox Monarch Controls Deeply Integrated into StreamShark Video CDN
Live Streaming Platform Includes Monarch H.264 Capture and Encode Appliance Management Allowing for High-Quality Event Distribution
The latest in a series of partner integrations, Matrox is today announcing StreamShark’s implementation of Matrox® Monarch™ encoding and streaming controls into their event video CDN. “StreamShark works closely with both small and large organizations that use live streaming as a means to broadcast their message globally, at internet scale,” said James Broberg, CEO, StreamShark.
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Kurt Oldman Scores Bryan Cranston's SuperMansion With Audient
Kurt Oldman Scores Bryan Cranston's SuperMansion With AudientBest known for working on film scores such as Guardians of the Galaxy and with a huge body of music under his belt, Kurt Oldman is a very happy Audient user. So when Audient asked him which of his latest endeavors he was most inspired by recently, his response was an interesting one. "I wrapped Flight 192 a couple weeks ago, and we're chipping away at Marvel's latest blockbuster," he says nonchalantly. "Right now though, I'm doing season two of Bryan Cranston's stop motion show: SuperMansion, which is just a blast for me."
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Presteigne on a roll with Six Day Amsterdam cycling
Presteigne on a roll with Six Day Amsterdam cyclingPresteigne Broadcast Hire has provided a complete production solution, including onboard cameras, for Aurora Media’s production of “Six Day Amsterdam”, an elite track cycling event held at the Amsterdam Velodrome from 6-11 December. The Six Day race series is comprised of multiple, varied forms of racing and features many of the world’s top professional riders who intensely compete over the six days in a festival atmosphere.
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Visionary Solutions teams with CUK Audio as its Distributor in the United Kingdom
Visionary Solutions teams with CUK Audio as its Distributor in the United Kingdom
CUK provides comprehensive AV systems solutions, as well as custom systems design, demonstrations and training, acoustic modeling, DSP programming, and user interface design.
Visionary Solutions, Inc., a leader in innovative high-bandwidth video networking solutions, has announced the appointment of CUK Audio as its distributor in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2005, CUK Audio has grown to become one of the country's foremost distributors of AV technology, covering a wide range of disciplines including commercial AV, broadcast, live performance, recording, conferencing, security and more. CUK provides comprehensive AV systems solutions, as well as custom systems design, demonstrations and training, acoustic modeling, DSP programming, and user interface design.
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Roland’s XS-82H Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher Lets Fresh Air Flicks Roll Film and Roll On
Roland’s XS-82H Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher Lets Fresh Air Flicks Roll Film and Roll On
Roland’s powerful XS-82H 8-in x 2-out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher lets Fresh Air Flicks offer and manage two separate video and audio feeds for the company’s truck-mounted LED screens from a single unit, vastly increasing the company’s flexibility and productivity as it travels between gigs in New York City and Orlando.
Fresh Air Flicks founder/owner Glen Sanders spotted the trend of outdoor cinema early on as it gained traction in Brooklyn and other hip communities. Starting out in 2004, Sanders and Fresh Air Flicks were providing giant inflatable screens for events like “Movies with a View” that would bring as many as 8,000 people out for an evening to watch films in the park beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. As demand grew for that kind of recreation during the longer daylight hours of summer, Sanders in 2015 invested in a 13-foot-wide, 8-foot-high, two-sided LED display mounted on a rotatable axis aboard a flatbed truck, which allowed him to show two different shows simultaneously on either side of the display.
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Trans7 Chooses PlayBox Technology Production AirBox Neo
Trans7 Chooses PlayBox Technology Production AirBox NeoIndonesian national television broadcaster Trans7 has expanded the broadcast playout facilities at its Jakarta headquarters with the purchase of a PlayBox Technology Production AirBox Neo. Part of the TransCorp media group, Trans7 transmits a wide range of programmes in high-definition and standard-definition via terrestrial UHF plus a streaming online channel.
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Top Engineers Choose Sennheiser Wireless for Optimal Reliability and Audio Quality During 2016 American Music Awards
Top Engineers Choose Sennheiser Wireless for Optimal Reliability and Audio Quality During 2016 American Music AwardsLast month’s AMA Awards, held at Microsoft Theater and broadcast to more than eight million viewers on the ABC network, featured several of today’s most talented pop artists such as Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande and many others. As each artist lit up the stage in a sequence of arresting performances, along with impressive lighting and choreography, the vast majority of engineers handling audio for the show relied on Sennheiser wireless for the duration of the performances.
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Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Leader monitors offer very accurate control of relative exposure and overall luminance levels, ensuring that the resultant content conforms fully to broadcast standard signal parameters.
​Gavin Struthers ASC, one of Britain's leading cinematographers, has invested in two Leader LV5333 multi-SDI waveform and picture monitors. The purchases were made from Thameside TV, based at Shepperton near London's Heathrow airport. Originally chosen for use on the US television drama series Black Sails, the instruments now form a permanent part of his production system working alongside Arri Alexa, Sony F-55 and Red cameras.
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K-Tek Introduces Klassic Counterweights
K-Tek Introduces Klassic Counterweights
To celebrate their 20-year anniversary K-Tek brings back a beloved classic Boom Pole Accessory: the K-Tek Klassic Counterweight, which was previously also known as the Hodge’s Weight.
As shooting days and individual take lengths continue to grow longer, boom pole operators everywhere are fighting fatigue. Even though K-Tek’s graphite boom poles are some of the lightest in the industry, a rigged boom pole might actually “feel” heavier throughout a long shooting day. Although the weight of the dressed pole may only be four pounds, it’s the downward movement force of the microphone and mount at the far end of a long pole that’s the culprit. Due to the length of the boompole acting like a lever, the low weight of the microphone and mount becomes amplified.
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The Schwerkraftmaschine Is Here. A Compressor Without Equal.
The Schwerkraftmaschine Is Here. A Compressor Without Equal.
Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Releases A Unique Stereo Compressor with Versatile Emulation Modes and Remote-Controlled by Plug-In
After a lot of planning, programming, soldering, and listening, the vision of Tegeler Audio Manufaktur founder Michael Krusch has become a reality: The Schwerkraftmaschine is here! Built on an analog tube signal path and remote-controllable by plug-in, this extraordinary compressor allows both classic and completely new compression combinations.
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John Feldmann Produces Stellar Vocals with Manley Reference Cardioid
John Feldmann Produces Stellar Vocals with Manley Reference CardioidJohn Feldmann has an impressive list of accomplishments as frontman of the iconic '90s pop-punk band Goldfinger and as A&R for Maverick, Warner Brothers, and Red Bull Records. But he's best known for producing such powerful artists as Good Charlotte, The Used, Mest, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Hedley, and The Veronicas. One common thread, according to Feldmann engineer Zakk Cervini, is an emphasis on vocal production.
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Nomad Factory Releases "Garbage LSD" (Lethal Sound Designer)
Nomad Factory Releases "Garbage LSD" (Lethal Sound Designer)
Garbage LSD, a damaging audio transformer plug-in that can mess-up any politically correct audio signal!
Nomad Factory plug-ins, developed by Plugivery, today proudly announce the release of their new product... GARBAGE LSD, a damaging audio transformer plug-in that can mess-up any politically correct audio signal. GARBAGE LSD is a mind bending audio transformation plug-in with user adjustable signal chain and dual modulation matrix. It provides a series of lethal modules to manipulate, distort, destroy and transform your sounds with radioactive modulation, junk EQs, warping convolutions and scummy filtering to name a few.
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Christie celebrates 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation
Christie celebrates 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation
Christie is demonstrating its technological leadership with a showcase of complete cinema solutions at CineAsia 2016
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, celebrated its 400th Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system installation with Showtime Cinemas in Taiwan. Christie Vive Audio features efficient ribbon driver technology and a unique parabolic line array design in a single compact cabinet to deliver exceptionally even coverage throughout any auditorium. Christie is demonstrating its technological leadership with a showcase of complete cinema solutions at CineAsia 2016, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, December 6-8.
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Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Comprehensive cloud-based sound library and workflow tool puts thousands of sounds at any content creator's fingertips instantly
Soundly, a startup audio technology company, today released Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection. Traditional sound effect libraries can be expensive, hard to use, and not very portable. Content creators know that good sound can make or break a video or film, and Soundly was created to give affordable access to thousands of sounds along with access to a community of specialist sound designers.
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Delvcam Unveils a New Compact 5.5-Inch HDMI/SDI Cross-Conversion Monitor
Delvcam Unveils a New Compact 5.5-Inch HDMI/SDI Cross-Conversion Monitor
Has Waveform & Vector Scope Displays
Delvcam, a US based design and engineering firm that specializes in professional LCD video production monitors, unveils the new 5.5 inch DELV-HSW5-CC camera top LCD video monitor featuring HDMI/SDI cross conversion and waveform and vector scope displays. "This 5.5-inch monitor is similar to our 7-inch version but in a compact unit that our customers have been asking for. It is also affordably priced with HDMI/SDI cross conversion and onscreen displays that eliminate the need and expense for adding extra equipment to your set up.
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AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”
AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”Built in 1911, Toronto’s sprawling Casa Loma is rumored to be haunted, making it the perfect setting for the haunted house experience “Legends of Horror.” The promenade theatre featured dressed sets augmented by fog, sound effects and animatronics, bringing the venue alive for this year’s Halloween celebration; more than 70 actors representing iconic horror characters like Dracula and Frankenstein and 3D and laser projections took the experience to a whole new level.
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Matrox Announces Significant Update for Monarch LCS
Matrox Announces Significant Update for Monarch LCS
New Updates for the Lecture Capture Appliance Include Device Scheduling and Store & Forward Functionality
Matrox® Video, a leader in broadcast and streaming video technology, today announced a major firmware update for the H.264 based Matrox Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance. “Matrox has a long reputation of providing robust updates to our product lines and this release is proof of that continued tradition,” says Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox. “This update provides value, increases ease of use and reliability, and lowers overall demands on network infrastructures and IT administrators.”
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Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander Plugin
Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander PluginWaves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin. PSE lets users reduce stage bleed and sensitivity to feedback when a mic is idle by automatically lowering mic levels between musical phrases – perfect for live sound and for mixing live recordings. At the heart of the Primary Source Expander plugin is a precision expander, tailored especially for melodic sources such as vocals, guitars, strings, brass, woodwinds and more.
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Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Adrian Young as COO
Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Adrian Young as COOPresteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced the appointment of Adrian Young as Chief Operating Officer following the company’s recent MBO. Young comes to Presteigne from 10 years at Gravity Media Group, where he first served as Chief Financial Officer, ascending to Corporate Development Director and, most recently, Commercial Director, responsible for reviewing and assessing all global market development opportunities and presenting strategic execution options for attractive opportunities to the Board.
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Audio-Technica System 10 Pro Wireless Microphone System Helps Nashville School Hit All the Right Notes for Ambitious Theatrical Productions
Audio-Technica System 10 Pro Wireless Microphone System Helps Nashville School Hit All the Right Notes for Ambitious Theatrical Productions
The A-T System 10 Pro offers what any school would want for its theater productions: simplicity of use, robust construction, high reliability and excellent sound quality
The Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School in north Nashville offers its students (pre-K through fourth grade) plenty to choose from. As part of its Montessori-based curriculum, students can participate in activities such as music programs, tutoring, various clubs, community building projects and theater. In fact, Hull Jackson has had such success with its theater arts programs that Disney has become a regular contributor of grants towards it, through the Disney Musicals In Our Schools program. Disney’s program provides performance rights, educational support materials, and guidance from teaching artists, specially trained by local educators and the Disney Theatrical Group (Nashville was the pilot city for the program, in 2010).
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Lucky 21 Director Norry Niven Films Woman-Powered Famous Footwear Ad For The Richards Group
Lucky 21 Director Norry Niven Films Woman-Powered Famous Footwear Ad For The Richards GroupThe new spot for Famous Footwear, directed by Norry Niven for The Richards Group, is an empowering and poetic call to #stepforward. In the piece, women of different backgrounds move confidently towards the camera, their words aimed to challenge a better future with that first step. View it here: https://vimeo.com/194557885 “This spot was a gutsy choice for a retailer, especially around the Holidays, because it’s really about launching a movement that will last past this season,” explains Brand Creative Group Head: Chris Smith. “The ‘Step Forward’ idea isn’t just about the shoes; it’s about what you’ll be inspired to accomplish in them. So this spot needed to feel epic and anthemic, but also personal and intimate.”
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GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
Introduced last month, JVC VIDEOCLOUD is a complete acquisition-to-streaming distribution solution designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, including local governments, schools, and videographers.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its new JVC VIDEOCLOUD online video and live streaming platform, new fiber studio system for its GY-HM890 ProHD cameras, and a number of other products and services at the Government Video Expo 2016 (Booth 102), which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the Mall
Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the MallGiven his more than 25 years as a professional drummer and percussionist, it's not hard to guess the types of videos Chris Beals produces. "My video work ranges from electronic press kits to product demonstrations to videos for artists in development and music videos on a budget. I shoot showcases, live performances, video for companies that manage bands, and so on." For years, Beals relied on TASCAM's DR-60D 4-channel portable audio recorder, designed exclusively for filmmakers. He still loves his DR-60D but when he discovered the new TASCAM DR-701D linear PCM recorder/mixer for video production, he made the leap.
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Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Announcing new Camera prep facilities and complete production solutions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
To support the diversification of productions shot throughout the US, VER has invested in state-of-the-art camera prep facilities and increased services across the country. VER’s signature Cineverse® service remains at the core of each facility, providing expert camera prep staff, lens technicians, camera engineers — and 24/7 technical support.
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Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile Circle
Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile CircleBoutique post-production house Nine Mile Circle has added creative director, Flame artist and finishing editor Les Umberger to its creative team. Umberger is an Emmy® Award-winning artist who brings experience with major brands and top agencies through past stints at West Coast shops Digital Domain and R!OT. His presence will allow Nine Mile to offer clients comprehensive post-production packages, encompassing creative editorial, color grading, visual effects, editorial finishing and sound at a level on par with companies in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
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‘A Sound Effect’ Gives Away Over One Thousand Sound Effects
‘A Sound Effect’ Gives Away Over One Thousand Sound Effects
Sound effects creators from online sound effects marketplace team up to give away an early Christmas present to content creators
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects online marketplace, is giving over one thousand high quality sound effects away as an early Christmas present to content creators. Featuring sounds from independent sound effects creators such as Antisample, Digital Rain Lab and Soundbits, the free sound effects pack weighs in at more than 2 GB (1,044 individual elements for 1+ hour of sounds). The pack features everything from futuristic sci-fi elements, interface noises and powerful impacts, to horror ambiences, everyday sounds and cinematic trailer whooshes.
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TNDV Manages 4K and HD Live TV and Streaming Productions at the 2016 CMA Awards
TNDV Manages 4K and HD Live TV and Streaming Productions at the 2016 CMA Awards
Nashville’s 2016 Small Business of the Year winner deploys its two flagship trucks for a Red Carpet special, backstage interviews, and other video/audio productions for DirecTV, ABC Digital and the Country Music Association
Mobile production specialist TNDV has taken its recently-launched Exclamation truck around the country over the past few months, powering live, multi-camera productions across TV broadcast, worship, corporate and other events. On November 2, TNDV flexed Exclamation’s 4K muscle for the first time at the 2016 CMA Awards, bringing DirecTV viewers stunning visuals of Red Carpet action and interviews for a live two-hour special.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio Transmission
GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio TransmissionPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will demonstrate its new Reflex transmission technology at the Government Video Expo 2016, which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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2016 Government Video Expo, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
2016 Government Video Expo, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
20th annual event held December 6–8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo (www.gvexpo.com) will again bring together thousands of video, AV, streaming, audio, and UAV professionals for educational sessions, constant demos and presentations, and a full exhibit floor. Attendees can hear from industry experts and thought leaders with continuous events at GV Expo's Government Video Theater; visit the show's exhibit floor to learn about and experiment with the newest technologies; and study at the DC Post|Production Conference or a one-day intensive production workshop.
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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with  Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Facilis shared storage proves an efficient and affordable solution at Powervision TV
Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
Experience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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Camera Corps Makes Large Investment in New Video Production Equipment
Camera Corps announces a massive expansion to the stock of equipment which it offers as part of its support service for television programme production companies and broadcasters. The new investment totals over £2 million and reconfirms Camera Corps as Europe's largest and most experienced specialist in wet and dry hire for the creative media sector. The expanded inventory includes an extra 137 cameras plus a large number of GoPro 4K miniature camcorders, 62 remotely controllable pan/tilt heads, 50 mini-joystick remote pan/tilt controllers, 82 lenses, 90 remote control interface processors, 250 power supply units, 140 picture monitors, 90 lighting panels, 48 fibre-optic link systems, 50 fibre/cable hybrid link systems, 3 km of data cables, 4 km of 12-way control cables, 5 km of high-definition video cables, 400 specialist cables, 70 embedded-audio cables, audio processors, a Polecam camera crane and over 500 Peli cases.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" Launch
New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" LaunchFans of Bojangles', the iconic restaurant brand, from across the Southeast are celebrating the return of its one-of-a-kind Cinnamon Biscuit. The news is spreading fast by word-of-mouth and via the brand's integrated #CinnamonBiscuitIsBack campaign, which includes a new :30 television spot produced by full-service independent agency BooneOakley and creative production company Wondersmith. The new "Cinnamon Biscuits" spot recently debuted on broadcast and cable outlets in major markets across Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia.
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Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame system
Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame system
Choice of dual or single channel configuration, plus remote control, stereo or mono amplifier, advanced monitoring and distribution options
Crystal Vision has released two audio distribution amplifiers for its new Vision frame system. Designed for distributing AES or Word Clock reference, the DADA-VF offers the choice of dual or single channel configuration (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs), reclocking or non-reclocking, 110 ohm or 75 ohm impedance and 32kHz to 192kHz sample rates – and is the first digital audio DA from Crystal Vision to include remote control. Designed for the robust distribution of analogue audio, the AADA-VF can be configured as either a stereo amplifier or mono amplifier (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs) and includes audio silence detection, overvoltage detection and the most extensive gain adjustment Crystal Vision has ever offered.
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
Broadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North America
Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North America
Veteran Sales Professional Brings Extensive Video Production and Technology Experience to Bear as Company Expands North American Market Presence
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the appointment of Ryan Servant as V.P. of business development in North America. Reporting to Dave Clack, CEO of Square Box Systems, Servant will work with JB&A, Square Box Systems' North American distributor, to identify new opportunities and expand customer deployments in the region.
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Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World Service
Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World Service
Leading broadcaster uses Dante™ networking to distribute live radio programming to 250 million listeners while reducing integration costs
As the world’s largest international broadcaster, BBC World Service broadcasts radio and TV services worldwide in more than 30 languages. For the United States Presidential election on November 8, the BBC World Service established a temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau. The BBC World Service production staff utilized Dante networking from Audinate to manage and deliver live coverage to radio audiences worldwide over the BBC World Service, NPR partner stations, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live networks (as well as BBC local radio in the UK) – reaching as many as 250 million listeners over a 12-hour period.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge Presented by Adorama and experience VR at New York Jets match-ups against the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins ; test drive tech from Samsung, Bose, Fitbit, Vaio and more at MetLife Stadium
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has engaged in a three-game partnership with the New York Jets to host the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge. The virtual fun kicked off just outside the gates of MetLife Stadium on November 27th when the Jets played the New England Patriots. Fans attending upcoming Jets home games against the Indianapolis Colts (December 5th) and Miami Dolphins (December 17th) can visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge to experience game time on the football field, using Samsung Gear and Zeiss Virtual Reality headsets, with various scenes ready to play out, from being in the huddle to observing practice as a coach.
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Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council Chambers
Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council ChambersThe City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. The city engaged RPC Video, Inc. of Verona, Pennsylvania, to design, supply and integrate the new in-house broadcast, streaming and archiving production systems and infrastructure for City Channel Pittsburgh, which is available live via Comcast and Verizon and the city’s website, and on-demand on its YouTube channel.
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DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3
Critical dialogue scenes were captured using company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones hidden in the actors' clothing
Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes an even more complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in on the set of Taken 3, the third and final instalment of action trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. To combat any audio problems, he chose to use DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones.
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Alone for the Holidays: An Editor's Tale of Loss and Healing
I still remember the last few countdowns, 3..2..1…to 2016. It had so much hope. It always does. After a bumpy 2015, I was looking forward to this year being filled with a lot more happy and a lot less trouble. It’s the same wish I think we all have every...
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Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But here in 2016, the bulk of the reactions I found online and through direct communications were all about Microsoft....
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Being an Advertising Editor: The Ins and Outs of Agency Work
In a post production filled world teeming with editors working on TV, film, sports, live shows and even the news, there are many in-house editors working on a huge range of less visible work. From commercial spots to web pre-rolls or even internal pitch reels, there is a rapidly expanding role of...
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