Archive for August 19th, 2009

Omneon MediaGridâ„¢ Platform Extended to Include Direct Ingest Efficiency for News, Sports Highlights, Studio Production

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Aug. 18, 2009 — Omneon Inc. today announced that the Omneon MediaGridâ„¢ active storage system integrates with Telestream’s Pipelineâ„¢ video capture device to provide even faster access to material needed for fast-paced news, sports highlights, and studio production environments. Pipeline is among the expanding ecosystem of third-party solutions that integrate with the Omneon media storage platform to increase the efficiency of broadcast and production workflows. more

Sonnet Technologies Digital Video Expo 2009 Show Preview

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Company Background:

Sonnet Technologies Inc. of Irvine, Calif. is a leader in providing local storage systems for professional users of Macintosh®, Windows®, and UNIX® systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. Since its founding in 1986, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to the market innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh and industry-standard computers. Today, the company is a world-leading computer hardware upgrade company with a product line featuring a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable storage solutions, as well as a variety of performance-extending upgrade cards. More information is available at more



Bell Labs, Big Bands, Live Sound, Mercury Living Presence & RCA

NEW YORK: When someone tells Harry Hirsch “You’re history,” he takes it as a compliment. Back for his third turn as AES Convention Historical Committee Chair, Hirsch has collaborated with co-chairs and AES members to insure that history will reveal itself in a lively fashion at the 127th AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center October 9 – 12. Historical Events include:

The History of Live Sound: Presented by Toronto-based Sr. Engineer Thomas Shevlin, this session will feature a panel of pioneers of live touring and Broadway sound. more

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New Mark Levinson NËš500H Series Power Amplifiers Embody Powerful, Sensitive Type

A new balanced current-feedback circuitry design is at the heart of the new NËš500H Series, creating unparalleled sensitivity and sound.

New NËš500H Series amplifiers range in power rating from 300 Watts to 1,000 Watts and all share superior Mark Levinson design and engineering

ELKHART, Indiana — Mark Levinson, manufacturer of the world’s finest audio and video systems and a division of the Harman Performance AV Group, today unveiled the company’s new N˚500H series of audiophile power amplifiers. The N˚500H array of amplifiers redefines the concept of outstanding performance in their categories by drawing on the Mark Levinson heritage of superb design and engineering as well as the incorporation of a new balanced current-feedback amplifier (CFA) circuitry design. The result is a power amplifier that meets and exceeds the expectations of even the most demanding listener, and one worthy of the name Mark Levinson. more

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There’s No “I� in Team: The Film Music Guild Conference 2009 Encourages Collaborative Creativity in Film Music

Staff of the FMG Conference 09

July 9, 2009—Dave Martina and a volunteer staff of nine other passionate and innovative students have collaborated to design the Film Music Guild Conference 2009—a one-day conference for student filmmakers and composers intended bring together many of the necessary elements for future success in the film industry: learning from current industry professionals, networking with future filmmakers and composers, and practical tools for adapting to and succeeding in a field of perpetual forward motion and growth. more



Buena Park, CA – August 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce that the Da-Cappo DA12 Earset Microphone is now available with new boom lengths designed to provide maximum comfort and precise microphone positioning for optimum results. With a short boom designed specifically for children and a long boom for those who require—or prefer—the flexibility of a long boom, these new models demonstrate Da-Cappo’s commitment to ensuring the optimum headworn microphone experience. more

The Embassy Uses Luxology modo to Develop Alien Weaponry for Sony Pictures’ District 9

The robust, powerful modeling tools in modo played an essential role for visual effects artists at Vancouver, B.C.-based The Embassy as they developed alien characters, weaponry and objects for the critically acclaimed feature film, District 9. The alien-apartheid drama, produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neill Blomkamp, debuted from Sony Pictures on Aug. 14. more

Cut + Run’s Julian Tranquille Edits Award-Winning Animated Short “Yours Truly”

cutrun-yourstruly1.jpgCut + Run’s Julian Tranquille worked alongside award-winning director Osbert Parker on an 8-minute animated film titled “Yours Truly” that has garnered praise and awards at festivals around the world.

“We would try cutting in different film clips then decide which one worked, and Ossie would go away and do his stuff, then come back with this amazing animated clip…doing this process over and over and watching the story come to life was magic,” says Julian Tranquille. more

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Animazoo supplies Chechnya’s first motion capture system

Animazoo supplies Chechnya’s first motion capture system

Animazoo is proud to announce the installation of a fully equipped animation studio using an IGS-190 motion capture system at the PUT Publishing House; a new Ministry of Culture initiative in the town of Gudermes situated near Chechnya’s capital Grozny. more

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