Iroquois, ON, Canada – January 30, 2007 – Ross Video and BAL Broadcast officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. BAL designs, manufactures, and supplies products for the professional broadcasting industry. The company will join other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award winning openGear platform. more
Archive for January 30th, 2007
Bergen, Norway, January 30, 2007 – At NAB 2007 (Booth #SL4810), Vizrt will unveil a new version of Viz|Multi-Platform Suite (MPS), the company‘s innovative, end-to-end platform that delivers real-time graphics and video content to internet browsers and mobile devices. While most solutions embed graphics within the video stream, resulting in lower resolution and non-personalized content, Viz|MPS keeps the graphic and video content disassociated until the last minute. Compositing of video and graphics happens directly on the viewer‘s display, with real-time, 3D graphics rendered locally by each platform (phone or PC). This creates the highest quality graphic resolution and content that is both platform and user specific. more
Stockholm, Sweden – 30th January 2007 – Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video, today announced that pioneering post-production company Chimney Pot has purchased a Film Master grading system for its recently launched Moscow facility. The new facility will join existing ones in Stockholm, Oslo, Kiev and Warsaw all of which use the Film Master as its primary grading tool. more
January 30, 2007 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids’ format-agile StreamZHD media encoding and streaming system was used by Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate W*USA to deliver the President‘s January 23 State of the Union Address live on the Web in high definition. The Web simulcast of the HD pool feed marks the first time a television station has streamed a live event publicly over the Internet in HD.
StreamZHD was used to encode the high definition pool feed of the event into Windows Media Video format (Microsoft‘s implementation of SMPTE VC-1) in real time at 1280×720 frame size and stream it for distribution. Two DRC-Stream encoding boards with Digital Rapids Stream software were also used to provide standard definition and smaller streams for users with lower-bandwidth connections. more
Digital Content Producer‘s and Millimeter‘s coverage of past and present award nominees/winners
To kick off Oscar Week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Shorts!”, a program featuring the ten Academy Award-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The program, hosted by Academy Award-winning producer-director Taylor Hackford, will feature onstage discussions with the nominated filmmakers (subject to availability). more