Archive for April, 2008

Post Logic Studios Grows DVD and Digital Media Services Department

Joe FernandoJoe Fernando joins as VP of DVD Sales and Larry Spangler comes on board as VP of Digital Media Services

Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, announced the addition of two new hires, Joe Fernando as VP of DVD Sales and Larry Spangler as VP of Digital Media Services. The additions come as Post Logic, a full service post-production and digital intermediate (DI) company, is expanding its DVD and Digital Services Department. This announcement comes on the heels of Post Logic’s acquisition by Prime Focus Group, a global leader in visual effects and post-production with facilities across India, the UK and North America. more

Sweet Spot Productions Celebrates Three 2008 “Golden Trailer Award” Nominations

sweet-dmn-mm_small.JPGHollywood, CA, April 30, 2008 – Sweet Spot Productions, a full-service marketing agency specializing in conceiving, developing and producing consumer and trade campaigns promoting feature films and videogames, is currently celebrating the company’s three “Golden Trailer Awards� nominations for 2008. Don Scotti and Joe Takats, co-founders of Sweet Spot Productions, made the announcement. more


tv-globo-camera-in-crowd.jpgRio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 30, 2008 – Leading Brazil station TV Globo International (TVBI) recently offered viewers a front-row view of the famed Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo annual Carnival when it broadcast the event for the first time live in HD. Channel 18 in Sao Paulo was able to deliver 32 hours of real-time action through the use of microwave technology by RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider. more


cp2-with-cc-1-for-web-submissions.jpgLas Vegas, NV, April 30, 2008 – Nucomm, Inc., a worldwide provider of premier digital and analog video microwave systems, recently broadened its wireless camera control capabilities with its NAB 2008 debut of the new CC-1 Camera Control unit. Designed to work with Nucomm’s signature CamPac 2 HD/SD COFDM camera-back transmitter, the CC-1 expands the features of the CamPac 2 through a software-based data interface that allows the CP2/CC-1 to work with various types of camera manufacturer control panels and command protocols. more

Quantel Office Burglarized, Neo Stolen

Quantel’s Neo control panelBURBANK, CA (April 30, 2008)— Quantel’s regional office, here, was broken into early this week, and the company’s brand new Neo control panel for its Pablo color correction system was taken. Quantel introduced Neo at NAB in Las Vegas this month and has already taken orders for 20 units, as its Newbury, UK, factory ramps up production.

Neo was designed through feedback from Pablo users and incorporates a layout that allows for fast work by either left- or right-handed operators. The control panel offers one-button access to menus, keeping functions easily accessible. Ahost of organic LEDs, as well as its backlit fascia, help to provide visual feedback to the user. more

Dogsharks Team With MOSS to Fight Global Warming

Dogsharks help save energy in a 1:00 animated short film that went online Earth Day, April 22nd. Animated by the folks at MOSS, Dogsharks: Climate Change, was created in conjunction with Robert Wurzburg, creator of the Dogsharks brand.

“This project came out of a conversation with Robert Wurzburg about creating cartoons to get people thinking about the issue of global warming. As we were launching MOSS, we decided to create this one together as our first in-house PSA,â€? explained Harold Moss, co-founder/creative director of MOSS, a brand initiative created to focus exclusively on producing media, across all platforms, fostering environmental, social, and political awareness. “Working with Robert is like going to a creative playground and we relished the opportunity to find a fun way to get out a message we care about — what individuals can do to combat global warming. It focuses on a small step, but that first step is the most important in getting people aware and active.â€? more

Vaddio Introduces Latest Model of CeilingVIEWâ„¢ SD

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 30, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading designer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, recently announced the release of the NEW CeilingVIEW SD Integrated Ceiling Document Camera. The new system offers not only a higher optical zoom, but also High Speed Differential Signaling™ (HSDS) to transport video, power and control signals from the camera system to the Quick-Connect CV SD interface up to 400 feet using standard CAT-5 cable. more

Habana Avenue Supports NFL Films For Newest Campaign Heightening the Connection Between Coaches and Fans

grudenWhat makes the coaches of the NFL tick? Bicoastal Habana Avenue and executive producer Steven J. Levy got inside the minds of the National Football League coaches when they supported NFL Films in crafting promos, spots, bumpers and tags for the NFL Network. The highly-stylized new campaign heightens the intimacy between fans and coaches as it explores what makes the coaches’ jobs meaningful, why they do what they do, and what responsibility they feel to their fans. more

BOXX® Technologies Releases Next Generation Special Edition 3DBOXX® —Maximizing Performance of Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Processors

Special Liquid Cooling Technology Optimizes Power and Enables Record-Breaking Performance

Austin, Texas — April 29, 2008 — BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) and design professionals, today released a Special Edition 3DBOXX workstation that delivers unmatched dual- processor workstation performance by maximizing the power of two Intel Core 2 Extreme processors. Benchmarks computed by BOXX Labs indicate 23.2 percent more performance on Cinebench 10 for the Special Edition compared to the world-record setting 3DBOXX 8400SE.* more

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North Plains ‘Stands Out Among the Independent Players,’ According to Independent Research Firm

‘Company’s DAM Solution Has Solid Core Functionality and a Relatively Long History in the Market Compared to Many of Its Peers,’ Report States

TORONTO, Ontario – April 28, 2008 – North Plains Systems Corp., the leading provider of video and digital asset management (VAM and DAM) software and solutions, was characterized as a DAM vendor that “stands out among the independent players� in a recent Forrester Research, Inc. report. more

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