RTS integrated intercom technology is playing a major part in the newly upgraded East of England Production and Innovation Center (EPIC) in Norwich, which is ranked among the best equipped independent broadcast production and training centers in Europe. Housed in the former Anglia Television studios center EPIC now offers full high definition (HD) studio and post-production facilities, with the RTS Cronus system giving complete communications around the building. more
Archive for December 8th, 2008
NVIDIA Corporation today announced its full support for the newly released OpenCL 1.0 specification from the Khronos Group. OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is a new compute API that allows developers to harness the massive parallel computing power of the GPU. The addition of OpenCL is another major milestone in the GPU revolution that gives NVIDIA developers another powerful programming option. more
Glossy Magazine to give veteran post studio head Dennis Ho a new column geared towards post and general production issues.
Hollywood (12/8/2008) – Digital Jungle, one of Hollywoodâ€™s premier post production/digital workflow studios, recently announced that CEO Dennis Ho will be published for an ongoing column in High Def Magazine with the columnâ€™s first appearance in January. more
BIG SKYâ€™S MIKY WOLF EDITS THE RACONTEURS â€œOLD ENOUGH LIVEâ€? WITH RICKY SKAGGS AND ASHLEY MONROE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Jack White and his band The Raconteurs were joined in the studio by 13-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs and country singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe to re-record a bluegrass-inspired version of the bands newest single “Old Enough,” from their “Consolers Of the Lonely” album. The joyous bluegrass inspired version, “Old Enough Liveâ€?, was released digitally, by Third Man/Warner Bros., exclusively through Amazon.com on December 2, 2008 (the same day the video for the tune is set to premiere), followed with a wide digital release and CD issue on December 9, 2008. Vinyl fiends will have to wait until December 16 for the single to hit 7″. more
Combined Adder Crestron Solutions give Premium Clarity to Digital Signage and Touschscreen Installations
Adder Joins Crestron Integrated Partner Program
NEWBURYPORT, MA â€“ Dec. 9, 2008 â€“ Adder, a leading developer of KVM switches, extenders and KVM over IP solutions, today announced its inclusion into the Crestron Integrated Partner Program. Crestron, the world’s premier provider of advanced control and automation solutions will seamlessly integrate with Adderâ€™s KVM and extension solutions to bring a higher level of audio and video quality to facilities where audio and video clarity is important. more
Framecaster (www.framecaster.com), an award-winning developer of digital media solutions for the broadcast industry, has released a groundbreaking, professional-grade encoding solution designed for media companies that receive large volumes of video content from the public. iNCoder Pro allows companies to receive video submissions in a customized manner, in broadcast quality and in the format of their choice through a simple plug-in embedded in their websites. more
BOXXÂ® 3DBOXXÂ® 8450 Special Edition Workstation Sets Record as the Fastest Workstation for Floating Point Performance
AUSTIN, TEXAS, December 8, 2008â€”BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX), design professionals, and advanced visualization, has posted a peak of 102 for the benchmark SPECfp_rate_2006Â® on its 3DBOXX 8450 Special Edition Workstation. This is the highest peak score ever posted by a dual-processor x86 based workstation for this benchmark, which measures floating point performance â€” a crucial factor for 3D applications and rendering. The SPECfp_rate 2006 was developed by The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPECÂ®), a non-profit organization renowned for fair and impartial standardization benchmarks that measure computing performance. more
Director Harry Cocciolo of bicoastal Tool delivers a sobering dose of deftly directed humor in the latest campaign for the U.S. Department of Transportation from the Ad Council via the Mullen agency that puts the spotlight on “buzzed” driving.
In two :30 spots we find our buzzed drivers and injured passengers en route to a hospital or in an emergency room as EMTs and hospital staff fight to save their lives. When our tipsy drivers expressed disbelief at what’s happening, that they were just “buzzed” the EMTs, hospital staff and hurt passengers all take pause. “Oh you were just buzzed? In that case everything’s going to be fine.” Before our distraught drivers can breathe sighs of relief, they are brought back to reality. It’s not going to be fine. Buzzed driving is every bit as deadly as drunk driving. more
Sound Lounge Music & Sound Design (SLMSD) composer Tim Kvasnosky, of musical group Home & Garden recently released, Domesticated via OM Records. The new LP has garnered positive reactions from both fans and critics. Tim K, along with his band member, wrote, composed and performed the music on the album which features a hypnotic blend of techno beats behind melodic R&B harmonies and lyrics. Music and Culture trade XLR8R commented on the album, “Each track of the release is crafted with painstaking skill.” The process involved a fusion of musical theory and mixing skill, starting with a solid core of piano and guitar before implementing the melodies and lyrics to the individual tracks. more
Michael Saia of New York-based jumP cuts a witty campaign for Chase via mcgarrybowen and Director Jeff Preiss.
Ladies Man/Rufus – Just as we safely assume a handsome gentleman awaits a slew of bachelorettes to whom he will reward a lavish dinner, we cut to his daughters, wife and mother approaching his table, grinning ear-to-ear. We then presume a woman hopes to reward herself with a new house, until her shaggy pooch Rufus stumbles through the doggy door. Closing on the final notes of the spot’s jazzy score, the canine shows off his digs as the VO urges us to chase our reward. more