BILLERICA, Mass. â€” Feb. 17, 2009 â€” Echolab Inc., a leading provider of professional video switchers and broadcast tools, today announced that Salem Community Television of Salem, N.H., has deployed the company’s Overture2â„¢ SD video production switcher to serve the production needs of three community cable television channels and to support video production training for high school students and community volunteers. more
Archive for February 18th, 2009
The 2009 NAB Show (100,000+ attendees from the movie and TV profession) will be showcasing VFX work in HD, on a movie screen, during their tradeshow April 23, 2009. Submit your VFX or Animation work (itâ€™s free) to be shown during the VFX Reel Impressions Showcase before February 27, 2009 for consideration. Reel Impressions is a partnership between the NAB and reel-exchange.com to highlight the best television, film, animation, effects, and student work.
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Wohler Builds on Recent R&D Expansion, Names Jeff McNall Manager of National Sales and Market Development
HAYWARD, Calif. â€” Feb. 17, 2009 â€” Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced the appointment of Jeff McNall as manager of national sales and market development. In his new position with Wohler, McNall will liaise with the company’s engineering and sales teams and work along with its customers to develop specific solutions to their needs, not just in the broadcast realm, but also in the broad range of markets looking to take greater advantage of smart media technologies. more
Las Vegas, NV, February 18, 2009 â€“ RF Central, part of The Vitec Groupâ€™s RF Systems business unit, and a leading digital microwave technology provider, is rolling out an expanded product offering in its RFX-PRX-II portable handheld COFDM monitor/receiver at NAB 2009 (Booth C3707). Ideal for a wide range of applications including ENG confidence monitoring and security surveillance, this lightweight palm-sized receiver (available in 2 GHz, 5.8 GHz and 6.4 GHz bands) is packaged in a compact housing that spans just 16 x 12 x 3.8 centimeters. To ensure durability, the system is fully ruggedized using an ABS plastic shell. more
Minneapolis, MN, USA — (February 2009) â€“ www.chiefmfg.com â€“ Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector, monitor and flat panel TV mounting solutions, as well as progressive online tools, is excited to announce that a new line of Power Management Products is now shipping!
Chief now offers high-performance power conditioning and surge protection built into accessories used for installing projectors and flat panels. This unique design integrates the power conditioner with the outlet for improved audio and video performance while seamlessly integrating with your installation. Chief also saves valuable installation time by preassembling the outlet and electrical box to ensure protection for all of your audio/visual equipment. more
Boston, MA â€“ February 18, 2009 â€“ EditShareâ„¢, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage, today announced several recent sales to educational institutions, greatly expanding the companyâ€™s roster of academic customers. Many schools have paralleled the industryâ€™s move to EditShare Complete Collaboration products, which are designed to maximize media sharing and storage for multi-user editing environments. The recent purchases are especially noteworthy at a time when academic budgets are severely strained. EditShare offers state-of-the-art technology at a cost-effective price, ensuring that educational facilities provide superior technology to students and in-house production units while respecting budgetary restraints. more
Feb. 18, 2009 â€“ James Sindle, 3D Supervisor at The Mill, a graduate or â€˜escapeeâ€™ of Escape Studiosâ€™ Maya Core course, collaborated on and managed the recent Britvic Drench water advertisement entitled â€œBrains Dance,â€? which has been nominated for a prestigious VES award in the category of â€œOutstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial.â€? James led a team that created all the 3D animation, which features Brains of Gerry Andersonâ€™s 1960â€™s puppet iconic â€œThunderbirdsâ€? dancing to the 1980â€™s classic song, â€œRhythm is a Dancer.â€? more
GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Feb. 18, 2009 - Craft Animationsâ„¢ AB, leading developer of professional real-time 3D animation technology, today announced its new Academic Partner Program, which offers leading colleges, universities and 3D animation schools subsidized access to Craft Director Toolsâ„¢ . The company has additionally announced the University Of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts as the latest adopter of this new program, which helps to further establish the growing network of students who are skilled in new era animation technologies. more
February 18, 2009 (Mountain Lakes, NJ) As distribution powerhouse ZGC continues an expansion of staff, products and geographical coverage, the New Jersey-based company has announced exciting, exclusive, North and South American distribution agreements for three cutting-edge products from P+S Technik, extending ZGC’s long and successful relationship with the German cine equipment manufacturer. ZGC is also the exclusive North American distributor for Cooke Optics, and represents many other leading professional camera equipment manufacturers. more