Archive for March 19th, 2008

Now Seating: Crossroads Opens a Restaurant for Bravo’s Top Chef

The menu? Mouthwatering. The chefs? Too many to count. The restaurant? Now seating, in a promo campaign for Bravo’s Top Chef. But don’t call for reservations.Crossroads built, shot, and struck the stylish eatery over the space of one elaborate production.

Chicago is the setting for season four of Top Chef, Bravo’s hit creative competition series. Crossroads, the NY-and-LA-based branding and promotion agency, shot previous promo campaigns for Top Chef in abstract kitchen environments. “Bravo thought it was time to raise the temperature,” said director Glenn Lazzaro of Crossroads. more

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Pitch Your Movie and Win Big — Avid’s Perfect Pitch Contest

We’re looking for the Perfect Pitch!

Do you have a unique, compelling story concept? Are you looking for help getting your film made? Avid and Digital Content Producer might be able to lend a good hand via the Avid Perfect Pitch Contest. Give us your best 60-second video pitch and see what the world and our panel of industry experts have to say. You could win prizes such as: more

CLEAR-COM® INTRODUCES ECLIPSE DIGITAL MATRIX VERSION 5.0 RELEASE AT NAB 2008

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 19, 2008—Clear-Com Communication Systems introduces Version 5.0 of its Eclipse Digital Matrix high-performance intercom system at NAB 2008 (Booth C5908), taking broadcast communication solutions to the next level. Acting as a central switching unit for communications across a broadcast operation, Eclipse Digital Matrix Version 5.0 links Clear-Com’s V-Series Panels and CellCom wireless beltpacks and headsets for cost-effective and universal access to communication in the studio or out in the field with more connectivity options than ever. more

NAB Show to Spotlight Content Community

– “Future Shock” Author Alvin Toffler Will Speak; Content Theater, Pavilions Will Underscore Show’s Evolution –

WASHINGTON, DC – The NAB Show, the premiere event in the world of electronic media for more than 80 years, will enhance its focus on the content community within the media marketplace, show organizers from the National Association of Broadcasters announced today. more

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HP and Dreamworks Animation to Share Stage for NAB Show Keynote

jeffrey_katzenberg_lo.jpg– Todd Bradley, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roger Enrico to Discuss How Creativity Drives Innovation –

WASHINGTON, D.C. – HP and DreamWorks will take the stage on Monday, April 14 at the NAB Show to discuss fast-approaching technology changes that have the opportunity to dramatically influence the broadcast, film/video post, animation and graphic arts industries. more

Bruce K. Long Appointed CEO of Iconix Video

Bruce Long, CEO, Iconix VideoMotion Picture Producer and Former National Lampoon President & COO Takes the Reins of Digital Camera Company

Iconix Video, manufacturer of the HD-RH1F, the world’s smallest professional quality HD video camera, today announced the appointment of Hollywood business strategist and filmmaker Bruce K. Long to the position of CEO.

“Iconix is poised for growth, and Bruce brings the leadership and strong vision that will help take the company to the next level,� said Wayne Upton, Iconix Video founder and President. “Filmmakers at all levels have provided us with great insight into the acute challenges they face to produce content efficiently. Bruce’s deep experience in both production and post production allows him to direct the company and product development with a solid understanding of our customers’ requirements and challenges.� more

MOTU ships Windows support for V3HD FireWire video interface

v3hd-with-premiere-small.jpgCAMBRIDGE, MA – Wednesday, March 19, 2008. MOTU, Inc. is now shipping Windows support for the V3HD FireWire video interface and converter. Users can download the new PC drivers and software at v3hd.com, giving them immediate and complete compatibility with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 (Version 3.1 or higher) running on Windows XP or Vista (32). more

Proavio Announces First Convertible Storage Solution for Professional Music and HD Video Production

Santa Fe Springs, CA – March 19, 2008 – Proavio, U.S.A., a leading developer of storage systems and tools for digital media production, announced today the release of the industry’s first convertible storage solution for in-studio and mobile requirements. The Studiorack S4 series is an innovative 13.5�, 1U rack-mount disk array featuring a highly efficient dual membrane enclosure design that reduces fan and disk noise while increasing internal airflow. Studiorack S4 was engineered to accommodate the needs of today’s professional recording studios, mobile music production and emerging solid-state HD video production. more

Digital Rapids Honored with Two Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Awards for Video Encoding and Transcoding Excellence

Digital Rapids logoMarch 19, 2008 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – a leading developer of solutions for bringing television, video and film content to the next generation of viewing devices — announced today that the company has been recognized with two prestigious awards from highly-respected global research firm, Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan has honored Digital Rapids with the 2008 Customer Value Enhancement and Entrepreneurial Company of the Year awards for the World Video Encoders and Transcoders Market. more

WIREWORKS DT12 AUDIO CABLING SYSTEM SCORES BIG WITH SPORTS BROADCASTERS

Wireworks DT12LAS VEGAS, NV ­— Wireworks Corporation, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems, features the DT12 Audio Cabling System at NAB 2008 (Booth C7924). Consisting of a DT12 sports broadcast breakout box, trunks and tails, the DT12 Audio Cabling System is designed for rigorous sports applications and is suitable for a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting events, such as basketball, golf and football. more

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