Archive for April 5th, 2010

Gannett Broadcasting Enlists Bitcentral to Connect Station Newsrooms over National Network

Top 10 Station Group Owner Connects Nationwide Broadcast Newsrooms Using Bitcentral’s Oasisâ„¢ – also Upgrading Production with Precisâ„¢

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Bitcentral has won a competitive bidding process to deploy its Precis news production and Oasis distribution systems across multiple broadcast station newsrooms in the Gannett Broadcasting group. With initial rollouts scheduled to start immediately, Bitcentral will improve news production workflow and connect the video assets of the Gannett Information Centers for unrestricted sharing of content across stations.
“Of all the suppliers we considered, only Bitcentral offers the unconditional functionality and flexibility we need to quickly upgrade our properties without limiting our options in the future. With their technology, our stations will enjoy faster, broader news distribution leveraging greater collaboration across all of Gannett’s Information Centers for more comprehensive coverage of daily events,� said Jeff Johnson, vice president of technology for Gannett.
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Creative Group Teams Up With N.Y. Yankees for Henry & Me DVD

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Post-production house oversees celebrity-packed animated film for charity

NEW YORK, NY, April, 5, 2010 ─ Creative Group, the industry’s premier full-service post-production facility, has teamed up with the New York Yankees to produce Henry & Me, an animated film inspired by the literary works of Ray Negron, special advisor to George M. Steinbrenner III. more

KORG USA LAUNCHES CERTIFIED E-TAILER PROGRAM

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Program promotes customer confidence and strengthens online presence

MELVILLE, NY, April 5, 2010 — Korg USA has created a new program to benefit online consumers of its brands. Authorized Korg USA online retailers have been presented with individually numbered and registered E-tailer Certified Seals. These seals are displayed on the retailer’s website, and clearly identify the dealer as an authorized Korg USA e-commerce partner.

Online shoppers visiting these partners can purchase with the confidence of knowing they are dealing with an authorized online retailer and that the products they purchase are of high Korg quality and come with a full warranty and customer support.

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LINEAR ACOUSTIC TO SHARE INDUSTRY EXPERTISE ON AUDIO PROCESSING FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS, DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL AT NAB 2010

linear-acoustic-tim-carroll.jpgLinear Acoustic, the leader in television audio control from production to transmission, will present at two sessions, “Audio Processing Requirements for Portable/Mobile Applications,� and “Dynamic Range Control – The Other Part of Loudness Management,� during the Broadcast Engineering Conference at NAB 2010. Tim Carroll, founder and president of Linear Acoustic, and Ed Simeone, field application engineer for the company, will both offer technical papers addressing the most recent developments in broadcast technology, sharing the company’s in-the-field experience and expertise with conference attendees. more

MULTIDYNE’S FRANK JACHETTA STEPS INTO ROLE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR; COMPANY WELCOMES INDUSTRY VETERAN FRED SCOTT

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 5, 2010 – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announces that Frank Jachetta will be taking on the role of managing director. In line with the company’s continued growth and industry momentum, MultiDyne has also enhanced its sales force with a new addition and a promotion. Fred Scott, a 20-year industry veteran, will join the company as vice president of sales and business development, while Matt Watkins, inside sales manager, has been promoted to sales and system design manager. more

STEPS MUSIC STEPS UP WITH SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900+ SE CONSOLE

AWS 900+ SE and SSL I/O Take Audio Quality, Workflow and Business Growth to the Next Level for Steps Music

OSLO, NORWAY – Steps Music, part of a 4,000-square-foot shared studio complex, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE console with two Alpha-Link audio converter units to meet expanded client demand. Steps Music uses the AWS 900+ SE for music productions from pop to classical, to spoken word and post production for film & TV. The Steps Music control room services acts performing in any of three studio rooms within the facility. more

Utah Scientific InfoComm 2010 Product Preview

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CAMP DIGITAL ADDS FUJINON XA66x9.3BESM TELEPHOTO HD ZOOM LENS For LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION

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WAYNE, N.J., April 5, 2010 – Camp Digital, a mobile production company based in Hendersonville, Tenn., near Nashville, recently purchased the Fujinon XA66x9.3BESM telephoto HD zoom lens for use in concerts and other live events. This follows Camp Digital’s purchase of the XA88x8.8BESM telephoto HD zoom lens in March 2009.

Nearly all of the shoots for Camp Digital are music and entertainment shows at locations all across the country. With a greater variety of lenses on hand and fewer sub-rentals, the production company is able to provide an all-inclusive price for clients.

“The Fujinon XA66x9.3BESM is a great complement to the XA88x8.8BESM telephoto HD lens we acquired last year,� said Tom Gregory, vice president of business development at Camp Digital. “Most shoots we do require two big lenses. Now we own them and we don’t more

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WOODS HOLE IMAGING SYSTEMS GROUP TO LAUNCH 3D HD UNIT AT 2010 NAB

Unit Specializes in 3D Production Services for 14,000 Feet Below Sea Level to Outer Space and Anywhere In Between

WOODS HOLE, MA, April 5, 2010 – The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) – the world’s largest private, nonprofit ocean research, engineering and education organization – is expanding its 3D HD production services unit called Woods Hole Imaging Systems. NAB 2010 marks the unit’s official 3D début. Footage created by the Woods Hole Imaging Systems group can be seen within the NAB 2010 booths of Sony, JVC and other 3D-related equipment manufacturers.

The unit operates as a vertically integrated 3D production and postproduction service, and now, its industry-leading 3D camera rigs will be available to outside groups. The custom 3D rigs have been specially designed from the ground-up for natural history, science, documentary and more

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ARC Science Simulations and Vizrt Team Up on Enhanced Global Projection System

Bergen, Norway, April 5, 2010 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt and ARC Science Simulations announce their first joint offering, which combines the Viz Engine real-time rendering system and ARC Science Simulations’ OmniGlobe digital spherical display to give global features a natural and realistic appearance.

The two companies met recently at a mutual clients’ location and immediately saw the possibilities of combining their technologies. Vizrt uses its Viz Engine to transform map and weather data into images that can be used with the OmniGlobe. Graphics are manipulated using Viz Engine and projected inside the OmniGlobe.

A 32-inch version of the OmniGlobe with Vizrt’s graphic data will be on display at the Vizrt booth (SL5408) at NAB2010 in Las Vegas.

Ran Yakir, Head of Research & Development for Vizrt Israel said, “This marks the first time Vizrt more

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