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Cine Gear EXPO 2008

Cine Gear Expo 2007Unique in concept, renowned for execution and treasured by participants Cine Gear Expo continues to draw a focused audience of top-notch Motion Picture Industry professionals. On June 20-21, 2008 over 8000 participants from the film, video, digital media, broadcast and internet industries will converge at the Wadsworth Theatre and Grounds in West Los Angeles, California to participate in three distinct yet related events: Cine Gear Expo and Premier Seminars, Master Class Seminars and Film Series Competition. more

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Vicon Celebrates Visual Effects Oscar Win For The Golden Compass

February 29, 2008, Oxford, UK – Vicon, the developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems, is celebrating its involvement in the making of The Golden Compass, which won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, at the 2008 Academy Awards on February 24th.

Nick Bolton, chief executive at Oxford Metrics, said: “This is great news and everyone here is delighted The Golden Compass picked up the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. 2007 was a great year for seeing the best of motion capture at the cinema. From transforming Ray Winstone into Beowulf, to creating the Transformers, right through to the work on The Golden Compass, we’re thrilled to see our technology helping movie makers to create stunning pieces of work.� more

NTC Software Solutions Group Vice President John Footen to Explore File-Based Workflows at 2008 NAB Show’s Society of Broadcast Engineers/Ennes Workshop

ntc-john-footen.jpgThe increasingly crucial role of efficient file-based workflows in the broadcast and media industry will be explored in a special presentation by John Footen, a National TeleConsultants (NTC) Vice President, at this year’s joint technical session of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust during the 2008 NAB Show. Part of the 62nd annual NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference, Footen’s SBE/Ennes workshop presentation will explore the topic of Business Process Analysis, a structured methodology for defining workflow. The session is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, in Rooms S219/S220 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, site of the 2008 NAB Show. more

Electrosonic Installs AV Systems In Schools For Metropolitan Opera’s Live HD Performance Series

themetElectrosonic Systems Inc. (Electrosonic) was contracted by The Metropolitan Opera to install compact AV systems in five New York City-area schools, one in each borough, to enable them to participate in the “Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition� series of performances.

“Live in High Definition,� the Met’s groundbreaking series of operas transmitted live in high definition (HD) into movie theaters around the world, has proven to be one of the most influential of the new Met’s audience development initiatives. More than 600 venues in North America, Australia, Europe, and Japan are participating in the series this season—triple the number from last year. Now the Met also delivers to participating schools in New York City’s five boroughs as well. The educational institutions involved in the project are Susan E. Wagner High School in Staten Island; The High School for Enterprise, Business & Technology’s Grand Street Educational Campus in Brooklyn; Long Island City High School in Queens; Washington Irving High School in Manhattan; and The Lovinger Theater at Lehman College/City University of New York in the Bronx. more

NOISE INDUSTRIES PARTNER SUGARFX RELEASES NEW FXPACK THEMES FOR APPLE PRO VIDEO APPLICATIONS

NOISE INDUSTRIES PARTNER SUGARFX RELEASES NEW FXPACK THEMES FOR APPLE PRO VIDEO APPLICATIONS
New release provides 3d templates; team also updates popular Drop In product

Boston MA – February 27, 2008 – Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast markets, today announced that partner sugarFX (www.sugarqc.com) has released a brand new Noise Industries FxPack titled “sugarFX Folding Cards LC�. The new FxPack is designed to run on Apple Final Cut Studio 2 (FCS 2) and Final Cut Express 4.0 (FCE 4); providing users customizable 3D theme effects. “sugarFX founder Ricardo Silva is one of the world’s top broadcast designers and we are honored to have his design influence as part of our partner-product line,� comments Niclas Bahn, director of business development, Noise Industries. more

Wohler Extends HDMon Family of Production-Grade HD Displays With 9-Inch Widescreen HDMon-90WS

New HDMon-90WS Monitor Features Flexible Design and Advanced Processing That Ensures Exceptional HD and SD Images

HAYWARD, Calif. — Feb. 26, 2008 — PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced the release of the HDMon-90WS, the latest addition to Wohler’s HDMon family of HD color video monitor displays. The 9-inch HDMon-90WS is a production-grade monitor that accepts dual HD/SD-SDI inputs, as well as analog component and composite signals, DVI signals, RGBHV video, and CGI images, serving as an ideal solution for users requiring high-quality viewing of both HD and SD images. more

Echolab Opera Upgrade Offer Enables Easy, Inexpensive Shift to Powerful Overture Series Production Switchers

Until Close of the 2008 NAB Show, Existing Users of Opera Systems Can Make Cost-Effective Exchange of Opera Panel for Complete Overture Unit

BILLERICA, Mass. — Feb. 26, 2008 — Echolab Corporation, a leading provider of professional video production switchers and broadcast tools, today announced its Amazing Upgrade Offer, through which current users of the Opera series production switchers can make a cost-effective upgrade to a new Overture1SD or Overture2SD high-performance video production system. The Amazing Upgrade Offer is good through the close of the 2008 NAB Show on April 17. more

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TV Magic Designs and Installs A/V Upgrade at Thousand Oaks’ City Hall Broadcast Facilities

SAN DIEGO — Feb. 25, 2008 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic has completed an A/V upgrade for the City of Thousand Oaks, Calif., updating the audio, video, and control systems used at city hall to broadcast committee meetings and public discussions on the city’s municipal cable TV channel, TOTV. The new digital equipment replaces aging analog systems and enables a better level of audio control during production. more

Echolab Introduces Powerful Overture Series Production Switchers

Overture1â„¢ and Overture2â„¢ Offer Unique Combination of Power, Flexibility, and Ease of Use in Creating Visually Stunning Live Productions

BILLERICA, Mass. — Feb. 25, 2008 — Echolab Corporation, a leading provider of professional video production switchers and broadcast tools, today announced the release of the high-performance 1-M/E Overture1™ and 2-M/E Overture2™ production switchers, available in standard definition (SD) and multidefinition (MD) models. Both of these innovative systems combine internal conversion and synchronization with powerful key layering and special effects to provide simple control over complex production tasks and, in turn, streamline creation of a sophisticated on-air look. more

Wohler’s New 19-Inch HDMon-190 Brings Convenience and Quality to HD Monitoring

New TFT Widescreen Monitor Features Robust Signal Processing and Versatile Configuration Suited to Professional Field or Studio Production

HAYWARD, Calif. — Jan. 30, 2008 — PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced the release of the HDMon-190, a high definition 19-inch widescreen monitor designed to meet the needs of broadcast professionals in both field and studio applications. With extensive motion processing capabilities and user-adjustable scaling and interpolation for interlaced images, the monitor provides superb imaging for video in any format or resolution. more

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