Archive for April 8th, 2010

Sennheiser Helps Christian Broadcasting Network Take Wireless Sound to New Level, Helping it Prepare for 700 MHz Transition

EM372 rack

Rack containing Sennheiser’s EM372 receivers

OLD LYME, Conn. – April 8, 2010 – Back in December of 2008, the Christian Broadcasting Network (, the nation’s oldest Christian broadcast facility and one of the largest Christian television ministries in the world, began preparing for Digital TV Transition (DVT) and the clearing of the 700 MHz frequency band.

The Virginia Beach, VA-based campus, which is the main production engine of CBN, features two100′ x 100′ broadcast studios as well as a smaller news insert stage. Each of these environments, which are fully outfitted for HD, collectively produce an average of 25 to 30 shows each week–for both domestic and international programming. more

NTT Electronics Achieves World-Class Super-Low Latency with Low Bit Rate, Full HD H.264 Encoder/Decoder

Full HD H.264 Encoder/Decoder

NTT Electronics has achieved super-low latency with its new low bit rate, full HD H.264 encoder/decoder. (Photo: Business Wire)

2010 NAB Show
TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NTT Electronics Corporation has upgraded the AVC/H.264 HDTV/SDTV encoder/decoder HVE9100/HVD9100, which was released in January 2008, to support a new “super-low latency mode.â€? With the upgrade, NTT Electronics has achieved the low latency of 100 ms*, a world-class result for low bit rate AVC/H.264 encoding. more

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Ensemble’s Scan Converter Makes Web Video Usable for MediaFlo TV’s Broadcast TV and Mobile Simulcast

Grass Valley, California, 8 April 2010, Ensemble Designs’ new scan converter, BrightEye Mitto, will be demonstrated at NAB 2010. The first units have shipped and are being used in broadcast television stations in the U.S., Asia and New Zealand. more

Dalet to Offer Enhanced Enterprise Media Asset Management and Production Utilizing Microsoft SharePoint Server

NAB 2010 Show Announcement


Integrated collaboration platform provides innovative Media Asset Management and multimedia production tools

Las Vegas, Nevada – April 8, 2010 – Dalet Digital Media Systems announced a new integrated offering based on Dalet Enterprise Edition and Microsoft SharePoint Server. The technology combination provides broadcasters and content producers an enterprise solution for news, sports, entertainment, program preparation, repurposing and archives workflows.

With a service-oriented architecture (SOA), Dalet Enterprise Edition Media Asset Management (MAM) uses its Web Services API to connect to Microsoft SharePoint Server, a business collaboration platform. The solution includes a solid set of tools to integrate broadcast and non-broadcast systems, a comprehensive workflow engine based on Business Process Management technology, as well as specialized user tools and MAM capabilities.

In recent years, Microsoft SharePoint Server has been more

MECHnology Visual Effects Uses Prime Focus Software’s Deadline 4.0 on Janet Jackson’s ‘Nothing’ Music Video

Render Queue Management Software Helped Team Meet Challenging Deadline

Prime Focus Software, the R&D and software development arm of Prime Focus, announced that visual effects boutique MECHnology has used Deadline 4.0, Prime Focus’ easy-to-use administration and rendering toolkit for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render farms, to help drive the render farm for its latest project, a music video for the Janet Jackson single “Nothing.� Prime Focus will be showcasing Deadline 4.0 at NAB 2010 from April 12-15 from booth SL10007.


This challenging music video project required that MECHnology deliver 22 shots in three days with a lean and mean team of six artists working very closely with the video’s director, Tim Palen. Shots included building a high-gloss 100-percent CG vertical stage in Autodesk 3ds Max onto which shots of Janet Jackson and clips from her latest movie, Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too� were projected onto multiple planes.


Offhollywood Brings Unique Vision III 3D Lens Technology to Production Market

NEW YORK — April 8, 2010 — Leading digital cinema company Offhollywood today announced that, in association with Element Technica 3D and Thales Angenieux, it is providing producers and cinematographers with cutting-edge Vision III Imaging 3D lens technology. The integrated solution unites Element Technica’s 3D rigs for capture of stereoscopic 3D images, Vision III’s patented Digital Parallax Scanning (DPS®) technology, and Thales Angenieux’s high-quality cinema and television lenses to yield an unmatched 3D viewing experience. more

Digital Rapids’ New Flux HD Hardware Combines Acclaimed Video Processing Quality with 3G-SDI Support

Digital Rapids’ Flux HD capture and pre-processing hardware

- New PCI Express capture and pre-processing cards enable superior compression quality and seamless path to next-generation distribution

April 8, 2010 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and Web content to wider audiences — is debuting the new Flux HD video capture and pre-processing hardware, the first cards optimized for encoding and streaming to feature dual-link and 3G-SDI input support. more


Blu-print 6 and New Z Depth Application for Vegas Pro 9 Provide Innovative Stereoscopic 3D Production Tools for Authoring Studios and Professional Video Editors

MADISON, WI – April 8, 2010 – Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced Blu-print 6™ Blu-ray Disc authoring application and the brand-new Z Depth™ 3D subtitle offset editing application. As one of the first professional 3D Blu-ray™ Disc authoring products available on the market, the upgraded Blu-print 6 will be capable of authoring 3D titles in accordance with the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) 3D Blu-ray disc specification to greatly enhance workflow capability for production facilities and professional video editors. Blu-print 6 allows for easy import of MVC encoded content along with support of 3D menu graphics and subtitle graphics. 3D Blu-ray Java integration also allows for user interactivity like BD-Live. more

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Integration Services for Xytech Systems’ MediaPulse to be Offered by National TeleConsultants

NAB 2010: Booth SL-9915

(Burbank, CA) Xytech Systems has announced that National TeleConsultants, Inc. (NTC) has chosen to expand their integration of the MediaPulse platform within media enterprises. The powerful MediaPulse application suite offers unparalleled integration capabilities, working smoothly with customers’ existing media technologies. NTC has five years of software integration experience coupled with targeted MediaPulse expertise, allowing them to seamlessly integrate the platform with Xytech customers’ existing workflows and technology systems and deploy purpose-built user interfaces and portals.

MediaPulse is built upon a robust, flexible architecture that uses the latest technology, developed in cooperation with senior engineers at Microsoft. Specifically created to streamline and automate media operations, MediaPulse provides a high-performance, end-to-end solution for both resource- and media-based workflow requirements.

Sitting at the intersection of IT, media technology, and operations, NTC is able to effectively and efficiently integrate software-based media applications within media more



HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – APRIL 2010: Metric Halo announced the immediate availability of version 5.3 of MIO Console, Mobile I/O CoreAudio driver and Mobile I/O Firmware. The new version is available as a FREE update, and applies to all Metric Halo FireWire audio devices including the 2882, ULN-2, ULN-8 and the recently introduced LIO-8 multichannel A/D/A converter. more


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