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Archive for August, 2008
London, England, August 27, 2008â€”Bottletop, a UK-based charity that empowers young people worldwide through sexual health education and HIV prevention, has chosen Avastorâ€™s HDX800 triple interface FireWire drives to store all of its London-based recordings for its Brazilian influenced CD. Bottletop has received high praise from a variety of well-known personalities, ranging from former U.S. President Bill Clinton to ex-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for its creative approach to the non profit sector. Its music arm initiates cross-cultural collaborations, bridging the gap between exciting musical styles from across the world. more
Harris Corporation Announces Strategic Alliance With Freescale Semiconductor For New Range Of TV Transmitters
Freescale LDMOS Technology Allows Harris to Manufacture its Most Compact and Power-Efficient UHF Transmitters
AUSTIN, Texas/CINCINNATI, August 26, 2008 â€” Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that it will integrate technology from Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors, into its new TV transmitters for terrestrial broadcasters. Using Freescaleâ€™s laterally diffused MOS (LDMOS) UHF technology will enable Harris to produce its most compact and power-efficient UHF transmitters. more
New system to be used for production of animated commercials, establishing a more efficient workflow to increase productivity and reduce project times
MONTREAL, Canada, August 26, 2008 â€“ Maximum Throughput Inc. (www.max-t.com), developers of multi-user media management and editing applications and high-performance media servers and storage solutions, announces that Aardman Animations, a world leader in animation for feature film, television series and commercials, has taken delivery of its third Maximum Throughput Sledgehammer HD!O file server and real-time, multi-format video device. XFTX, a Maximum Throughput reseller based in London, is providing sales and integration support for the project. more
Bergen, Norway, August 26, 2008 Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ)
ALFACAM, the leading European HDTV provider and EURO1080, a member of the ALFACAM Group installed Vizrt graphics software solution in ALFACAMâ€™s and EURO1080 HDTV OB vans for coverage of the Summer Games.
A pair of Viz Trio Character Generator systems were purchased by ALFACAM. The systems were used in two of ALFACAMâ€™s many OB-trucks. Viz Trio offers 2D and 3D character generation and allows an operator to create seamless context-enabled graphics, making it ideal for sporting events. more
Flexible, Customizable Multi-Resource Scheduling Software Solution
WAYNE, Pa., August 26 2008 — Quintiq announced today that QVC, Inc., one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, has selected its Multi-Resource Scheduling (MRS) solution to integrate the networkâ€™s scheduling and planning needs into one single system. more
Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, has completed a digital intermediate (DI), along with multiple post services, for the forthcoming war drama project from HBO Films, â€œTaking Chance.â€? Starring Kevin Bacon, the movie will air on the HBO network in 2009.
Directed and executive produced by Ross Katz and shot by cinematographer Alar Kivilo, â€œTaking Chanceâ€? is the true story of Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who volunteered to accompany the body of a soldier killed in Iraq back to his hometown. Post Logic Studios performed the DI for the project, including film scanning, color correction, final conform and film out, with colorist Lou Levinson working closely with the director and cinematographer to maintain the range of looks sought by the production team. more
VFX Supervisor/Lead VFX Artist Nic Seresin of Smoke & Mirrors New York (SMNY) creates the stunning, yet purposefully retro VFX for two amusing :30 spots highlighting the Thinkpad and Ideapad of Lenovo’s line of products.
Troll features two men seated in an airport lounge fixated on their laptops. Curiosity impels the older man to ask his neighbor if he’s using a Lenovo Ideapad. The younger, more laid back man responds “yes” and demonstrates his one key recovery for lost work. Reluctantly, the older man presses a button producing an opening to another realm, beckoning a four foot troll. The grotesque figure offers condolences and a fruit basket for lost work. more
New York City, August 26, 2008 — 40 years after the August 30, 1968, release by Mary Hopkin of the international smash hit song â€œThose Were the Days,â€? Morgan Visconti continues his parentsâ€™ legendary musical heritage. Morgan, the son of Mary Hopkin and Tony Visconti, is a co-founder of– and composer with â€“ NYC and LA-based HUMAN, one of the worldâ€™s most acclaimed original music production companies, with clients that include such major advertisers as Leviâ€™s, Nike, Coca-Cola, Sprite and American Express. more
â€œThe TimeFactor and ModFactor offer so much flexibility in a compact pedal.â€?
â€“ Kevin Hunter, guitarist.
Looking for the perfect combination of versatility, performance and portability, guitarist Kevin Hunter has added the Eventide TimeFactor and ModFactor stompboxes to his repertoire. Hunter, the former guitarist for Jive Records recording artist Lesley Roy, is currently working on a project with producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Marianne Faithfull). more