Archive for November, 2008

XL Events in Top Gear at MPH Show

xl-video-mph-show-2008-mph141646507.jpgThe new division of XL Video, XL Events has lost no time in supplying equipment and expertise to high profile projects, including – cameras, LED screens and a PPU – for the “Top Gear Liveâ€? arena at the 2008 MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show exhibition at Earls Court, London and the NEC, Birmingham, and for its first ever show in Dublin.

Top Gear Live, a co-presentation with the BBC, is a hugely popular, highly entertaining all-action 90 minute performance car spectacular fusing pure theatre with adrenalized stunts and turbo-charged fun for petrol-heads of all descriptions. Presented by Top Gear anchors Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, at the 2008 MPH Show, it was staged in a 5000 seater arena that sold out up to 4 shows a day. more

E/T/C wins Heavent/ANAé Award for Innovation contributing to the Events Industry

etc-paris-heavent-award.jpgProjection specialists E/T/C have once again had their status confirmed as a worldwide authority in the creation and implementation of specialist technical solutions for giant image projection, winning 1st prize for ‘Innovation contributing to the Events Industry’ at the 2008 Heavent Expo Awards.

Heavent Expo was held at the Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris last week. The Award was created four years ago by the exhibition organisers and the ANAé (Association des Agences de Communication Evénementielle) to pay tribute to and encourage the technical “savoir-faire” of companies or individuals in the event field. more

THE WHITE SPACE RULING: CHICKEN LITTLE CAN TAKE A DEEP SIGH OF RELIEF

joe_ciaudelli_new.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: Following the recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding proposed “white space” consumer devices, Sennheiser is taking steps to assure users of wireless audio products that the sky will not fall after February 17th (the deadline for the digital TV conversion). The anticipation of these changes has caused a great deal of anxiety for many customers. However, not only have a variety of safeguards been put in place by the FCC ruling to help prevent interference between the unlicensed consumer devices and RF wireless microphones, but Sennheiser is launching enhanced customer service and support programs. As a first level, Sennheiser is offering a free initial consultation service via phone to answer questions from users or dealers and to address each individual situation. Anyone wishing to receive a call from an RF specialist regarding the operation of any wireless mic or monitoring equipment after February 17, 2009 may sign-up on the company’s dedicated website www.sennheiserusa.com/spectrumreallocation. Higher level services will include on-site spectrum analysis, frequency coordination, as well as service contracts. more

New Christie Matrix StIM – Breakthrough Projection System for Night Vision Training

christie-matrix-stim_up-right.jpgChristie, a leader in simulation projection display and visualization solutions, announces a revolution in simulation and training with the introduction of the Christie Matrix StIM™. An industry breakthrough, the Christie Matrix StIM is the first customer-driven, arrayed projection display system with LED illumination that simultaneously renders simulated environments in both the visible and infrared spectrums. Its modular architecture features Christie self-maintenance technology for exceptional stability, scalability, and sustainability. Easily achieving eye-limiting resolution, it’s an innovative solution that enables unparalleled realism and flexibility in training. more

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New Christie Matrix StIM™ – World’s First LED Simulation Projection System With Simultaneous Visible And Infrared Illumination

christie-matrix-stim_up-right.jpgAn industry breakthrough, the Christie Matrix StIM is the first customer-driven, arrayed projection display system with LED illumination that simultaneously renders simulated environments in both the visible and infrared spectrums. Its modular architecture features Christie self-maintenance technology for exceptional stability, scalability, and sustainability. Easily achieving eye-limiting resolution, it’s an innovative solution that enables unparalleled realism and flexibility in training. more

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Digital Rapids’ TouchStream Named “Most Innovative Product” at Broadcast India

Digital Rapids TouchStream (Front View)Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – a leading developer of solutions for bringing television, video and movie content to the Internet and the latest generation of viewing devices — announced today that the company’s new TouchStream video and audio streaming appliance was honored with the Most Innovative Product award at the Broadcast India exhibition in Mumbai last month. The award is the fourth for TouchStream since its unveiling in September.

The annual Broadcast India exhibition and conference welcomes over 22,000 visitors from India and abroad. It covers broadcast, film, audio, radio, IPTV, mobile TV and its related fields, and offers attendees the opportunity to explore the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology. more

Baltzell Audio Design And ATK/Audiotek Take The Stage At 42nd Annual CMA Awards With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

jbl_cma.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – In one of country music’s most prestigious musical events of the year, rental systems provider ATK/Audiotek of Valencia, California supplied a multi-array JBL VERTEC® line array system for the 42nd Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on November 12. The Awards were held at the Sommet Center in Nashville and broadcast live on ABC to a national audience. The CMA Awards is the premier annual event for the country music industry, and this year’s show was co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Featured performers included Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, The Eagles, George Strait, Sugarland and Keith Urban, among others. more

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PARAGON STUDIOS PROVIDES ADR SERVICES FOR NICOLE KIDMAN FOR FEATURE FILM AUSTRALIA

paragon-studios_studio-b-adr-stage-australia-horizontal.JPGADR Work Linked to Studio in Australia Through SSL C300 Digital Film/Post Console and Pro Tools® Via the Internet

Franklin, TN, November 26, 2008—Paragon Studios, a premier multi-room recording and post-production facility located near Nashville, recently completed numerous ADR sessions over four months with Academy Award winning actress, Nicole Kidman for the feature film Australia released today. The process, that involved critical linking between filmmakers Bazmark Films in Australia, was streamlined with Paragon’s SSL C300 digital film/post console in Stage B. more

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Pulsar TV Plans HD Conversion with Ross

Iroquois, ON, Canada – November 26, 2008 – Argentina based Pulsar TV has invested in two Ross Vision QMD/X Multi-Definition Production Switchers in preparation for their HD conversion in 2010. more

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Autodesk Celebrates the Computer Graphics Community with its 3December Events

From December 1 – 5 Autodesk, Inc. will host a series of 3December events to celebrate 3D artists and their work. For the tenth consecutive year, these events provide Autodesk 3D software users with the opportunity to share their art, learn and network with their peers. 3December 2008 will include 3D art contests, live events in numerous cities around the world, and a virtual celebration on Autodesk’s online user community – the AREA. more

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