Archive for August, 2006

HITACHI AMERICA INTRODUCES CP-X268A MODEL PROJECTOR WITH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

Providing wireless connectivity to the pro AV channel, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division has introduced the CP-X268A model projector. The new CP-X268A brings a new level of connectivity and versatility to corporate and educational settings. more

RTS Helps Spread the Word

Rockwall, TX For a church to produce a service to be viewed fourteen times in seven different locations seems next to impos­sible. Lake Pointe Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas does it with help from a RTS Digital Matrix Intercom System. Communication is becoming more sophisti­cated in church services with the use of high-tech A/V equipment. Trying to troubleshoot an audio problem during a service becomes difficult when a person needs to contact someone on the other side of the building. more

Video, Film Editors Invited to Retreat in Miami This Winter

New York, NY. August 30, 2006 – Future Media Concepts, the nation‘s leading producer of education-rich conferences for the TV, video and film industries, announced today that it is now accepting applications for the Editors Retreat 2007, an exclusive four-day summit for selected video and film editors to immerse themselves in the craft and community of professional editing. The Retreat will be held January 24th – 28th in Miami Beach, Florida. more

Endless Noise Names Dayna Turcotte Executive Producer

Santa Monica, CA, August 29, 2006- Endless Noise, one of the leading original music and sound design production companies in America specializing in commercials, TV programs, films, and multi-media projects, has named Dayna Turcotte as its new Executive Producer. Turcotte, who will be based in the company‘s headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, is the former Head of Production with Elias Arts. The announcement was made today by Endless Noise founder/Creative Director Jeff Elmassian. more

Luxology Releases imageSynth Plug-in for Photoshop Community

San Mateo, Calif. — Aug. 29, 2006 — Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced it is now offering its unique imageSynth plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS and CS2 software. imageSynth is advanced technology that allows Adobe Photoshop users to quickly and easily create seamless textures, synthetic images, backgrounds, and generate high-resolution images from low-resolution sources. Previously available exclusively to modo users, the imageSynth plug-in is now available to the entire Photoshop community and can be purchased directly from the Luxology website at modo3d.com. more

Pilote Films, France: “Distributor of the Year”

Pilote Films, the distributor for RTS & Telex intercom products in France, is one of those companies the history of which reads as an unbroken string of successes. It was founded in 1982 by three young people with a shared passion for technology — Bettina Hülsmeyer, Véronique Pellerin and Gérard Loupias — and its philosophy is founded on a straightforward but exacting precept: round-the-clock customer service.
Straubing, Germany The founders come from different walks of life, two of them being MBA graduates and the third a sound engineer. Theirs is a powerful synergy; and it can’t hurt, either, that the Director General, Bettina Hülsmeyer, comes from a family with a long tradition of technical innovation:
It was her grandfather, Christian Hülsmeyer, who in 1904 invented RADAR. Pilote Films has included RTS & Telex products in its range since 1986 and sold its first major intercom system for an outside broadcast van in 1989. Today, around 70% of all intercom systems for outside broadcast vehicles sold in France come from Pilote Films — and by extension, therefore, from RTS & Telex. more

Familiar Look, New Technology: The New ADAM Matrix from RTS

The styling may be familiar, but under the hood the electronics have been optimized and new features and options added, setting the latest generation of the Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (or ‘ADAM’) apart from its predecessors. The RTS developers have also succeeded in making the system, which is used by leading broadcasters worldwide, even more stable and user-friendly. The new ADAM generation employs the AIO-16 sixteen-channel analogue input/output card, two new master controllers, two clock masters and (in the interests of maximum reliability) two specially designed power supplies. more

Artbeats Participates in Avid Back to School 2006 Campaign

Myrtle Creek, Ore. — Aug. 24, 2006 — Artbeats, a renowned leader in high-quality royalty-free stock footage, today announced its participation in the Avid® 2006 Back to School Industry All-Access campaign. All qualified students who purchase Avid Xpress® Pro Academic, SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® Academic, or Pro Tools® Academic before Sept. 30, 2006, will receive a 30% discount on any Artbeats collection priced USD $399 or higher, and a free broadcast quality clip worth USD $199, both of which will be available for immediate download from Artbeats‘ website. Artbeats‘ extensive library of pristine imagery and high-quality footage is widely used for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development, independent production and more. more

MDots Names Anne Babin As Senior Designer

Universal City, CA, August 23, 2006 – Newly formed MDots has named Anne Babin as its new Senior Designer. The announcement was made by Allan Wells, president/founder, and Marc Dahlstrom, Managing Director, of MDots. more

Luxology modo Being Used by Massive Entertainment to Create “World in Conflict” Strategy

San Mateo, Calif. — Aug. 23, 2006 — Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced that Massive Entertainment, a studio in Vivendi Games‘ Sierra Entertainment division, is using modo™ for “World in Conflict,” the upcoming Cold War strategy game for the PC due in spring 2007. modo‘s flexible user interface and powerful UV tools dramatically increased the Swedish developer‘s production of detailed realistic models and was used to produce more than 90 percent of the title‘s in-game models. more

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