Archive for February 3rd, 2010

MUSIC MIX MOBILE CHOOSES GENELEC DSP MONITORS FOR 2010 GRAMMY® AWARDS SHOW LIVE BROADCAST

MMM 2010 GRAMMY— With newly-expanded operations, Music Mix Mobile’s M3 and M3 West remote recording trucks handle the 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, February 2, 2010 — Music Mix Mobile, a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Sunday, January 31, 2010, Music Mix Mobile was commissioned to capture and mix the music audio for the 52nd annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on CBS-TV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. more

Christie Wins Canadian Innovation Award For New Technology

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Christie took home the National Research Council/Industrial Research Program’s (NRC-IRAP) Canadian Innovation Award for New Technology at the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ (CME) innovation awards in Ottawa, February 2nd. The award honored Christie’s innovative excellence in the development of the world’s first light-emitting diode (LED) driven DLP simulation projection system, the Christie Matrix StIM™. more

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KORG ANNOUNCES NANOKONTROL GARAGEBAND® COMPATIBILITY

nanoKONTROL GarageBand MELVILLE, NY, February 2, 2010 — Korg has announced a free software download that can be used to auto-map the slim-line nanoKONTROL to access numerous parameters in Apple’s popular GarageBand® and Logic Pro/Express® software. Part of the Korg nanoSERIES, the nanoKONTROL has become a popular mixing and control surface because of its extremely portable size, affordability and ease of use. Now nanoKONTROL becomes even more powerful with the release of this Control Surface plug-in. more

Tool Wakes Up With McDonald’s

Tool of North America’s Tom Routson, in collaboration with DDB Chicago, produced a trio of clever :30s promoting McDonald’s new Dollar Menu at Breakfast. The campaign is a showcase of Routson’s keen sense for casting and comedic ability that synch perfectly with the tone and style of the restaurant’s well-defined overall branding. more

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Grass Valley Helps Tackle the Live HD Telecast of Super Bowl XLIV

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February 3, 2010 — High-definition production technology from Grass Valley™ will once again play a major part in bringing all of the excitement of the NFL’s biggest game to viewers around the world. Several mobile production companies will have trucks on-site at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Fla. with Grass Valley production equipment, including cameras, production switchers, and signal routers to produce coverage of Super Bowl® XLIV, live in HD, on Sunday, February 7.

Pittsburgh, Penn.-based NEP Supershooters will send its SS24 HD production truck—one of the largest in the country—to cover the live game activities. Comprised of two 53-foot double expando trailers, it features a Grass Valley Kalypso™ HD production switcher as well as Grass Valley Trinix™ and Concerto™ Series routing switchers to handle the hundreds of digital video and audio signals being used for the main game broadcast. more

SOUND DEVICES WAVE AGENT FILE LIBRARIAN EARNS NOMINATION FOR CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY’S TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

REEDSBURG, WI — Sound Devices’ Wave Agent File Librarian has been nominated for a Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the post production category.

“We are exceptionally pleased to be nominated for a CAS Award for our Wave Agent File Librarian,� says Sound Devices Managing Director Jon Tatooles. “File and workflow management is an important aspect of production sound. Wave Agent is a free tool from Sound Devices that gives users a great deal of power to prepare and manage the large number of sound files generated during today’s productions, with uncompromising speed.� more

16th Annual HPA Tech Retreatâ„¢ February 16-19

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Industry Leaders Gather at Event in Palm Springs Area
HOLLYWOOD—The Hollywood Post Alliance will host its 16th Annual HPA Tech Retreat, February 16-19, at Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California. A premiere event in the broadcast and post production industries, the 4-Day HPA Tech Retreat offers a unique opportunity to review the latest in cinema, broadcast and related technologies, and to gain insights into the industry’s future from its leading innovators, thinkers and analysts. more

Comprehensive Adds HDMI 200’ Extender Over Cat5 Supports Resolutions Of Up To 1080p

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Comprehensive is proud to announce the addition of our new CHE-2 HDMI Extender to our 2010 product line. This extender is the low cost solution when an HDMI signal needs to be extended up to 60 Meters or 200 feet (Using Cat6 Cable). The CHE-2 has signal transfer rates of up to 2.25Gbps with a full 1080p video signal. more

AUTOSCRIPT TO PROVIDE TELEPROMPTING SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE FOR NBC’S COVERAGE OF THE VANCOUVER WINTER GAMES

FAIRFIELD CT, February 3, 2010 – Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, has been selected to provide studio and portable on-camera teleprompter systems with high-bright LED backlit monitors, as well as WinPlus-NX news-prompter software, to NBC during the network’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games, February 12-28. The announcement was made today by Chip Adams, Vice President, Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Brian Larter, Worldwide Managing Director of Autoscript. more

Is the ad biz ready for a music house that’s the real deal? YEAH’

Grammy nominated artists Chief Xcel and Lateef the Truthspeaker launch new music house for commercial production

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 29, 2010 – When was the last time you heard about a company that racked up an array of impressive work before it even opened? AFTER creating original music for Adidas, Microsoft, and McDonald’s, and licensing tracks to Apple, Coca-Cola, and GMC, to name a few, record label Quannum decided they should probably open an actual music house for the ad biz. The result is YEAH’, which launches with a roster of diverse and accomplished artists turning out ad music and sound design to complement their influential longform work. Via Blackalicious, Lifesavas, General Elektriks, and others, the YEAH’ crew brings to brands a dedicated and discriminating audience drawn not by imitators but originators. more

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