Archive for April 13th, 2010

A look behind the scenes: the HMD 26 broadcast headset in a field trial

Randy Flick

Old Lyme, CT, 13 April 2010 – Sennheiser is a leading player in the broadcasting sector; for more than 50 years, the audio specialist has been developing professional broadcast technology in close cooperation with end users. For Sennheiser’s new HMD 26 broadcast headset, the company took advice and considered feedback from several experts in the field of broadcasting. more

THE PIXEL FARM FIRES UP PFSILO

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The Pixel Farm (www.thepixelfarm.co.uk), a world-leading developer of image-processing systems for VFX, DI and restoration, has announced it is shipping PFSilo, a new collaborative workflow management system for the restoration market, plus significant sales of its PFTrack and PF Clean products.

PFSilo, designed for use with the comprehensive DI and restoration toolset of PFClean, enables teams of restoration artists to work on single or multiple feature film projects simultaneously. more

Proavio Introduces New 3G SAS Expander Desktop Storage Solutions

Santa Fe Springs, CA, April 13th, 2010 – Proavio, U.S.A., a leading developer of storage systems and tools for digital media production, proudly introduces the new EditBox EB8Sx, the first 3G SAS expansion solution for video to combine ease-of-use, rock-solid system reliability and the freedom to scale available capacity as needed. Featuring a native internal 3G SAS design, the EB8Sx offers users the choice to use cost-effective SATA disks for most media applications or enterprise SAS hard disk for DI, VFX and full resolution grading requirements. more

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High Quality Audio Begins Before Shooting – Panel Discussion at ShowBiz Expo

April 9, 2010 –-Los Angeles, CA – A panel entitled “The Sound of Success,� discussing methods of handling audio for dramatic productions, will be featured at Los Angeles’ ShowBiz Expo on April 24th at 5pm. Presented jointly by ShowBiz Expo and IATSE Local 695, the panel will begin with the production side, discussing methods for acquiring high quality production sound (including ways that producers, directors, cast and crew influence sound quality, as well as tips for recording material that will meet the needs of post.) Then the focus moves to workflow and handling of sound elements through the editorial and sound design processes. The goal of the panel is to show the value of establishing an audio workflow before the shooting begins, as well as an understanding that quality soundtracks begin with well-recorded production tracks and the workflow to handle them properly. This mix of high quality audio and intelligent more

London-Based Future Cut Productions Relies on Sonnet’s Fusionâ„¢ DX800RAID to Produce Hit Albums

Eight-Drive RAID SATA Storage System Provides Protection Against Drive Failures, 8TB of Storage, and Improved Speed and Stability

IRVINE, Calif. — April 12, 2010 — Sonnet Technologies today announced that its Fusionâ„¢ DX800RAID high-performance, eight-drive RAID SATA storage system was recently purchased by London-based Future Cut Productions, Ltd. for use in the production, mixing, and remixing of albums for Shakiraâ„¢, Rihannaâ„¢, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. In addition to meeting the company’s growing storage needs, the Fusion DX800RAID was chosen by Future Cut for its high performance and ability to keep working in case of a drive failure. more

Sonnet Announces Five-Year Warranty on Fusionâ„¢ Professional Storage Systems and Host Controllers

IRVINE, Calif. — April 12, 2010 — Sonnet Technologies today announced a new standard five-year limited warranty on professional Fusion™ storage systems and Tempo™ SATA host controllers. Effective for new products purchased after January 1, 2010, the new warranty covers Fusion 4-, 5-, 8-, and 16-drive D-, DX-, R-, and RX-series systems (including Sonnet-supplied hard disk drives and RAID controller cards), as well as Tempo SATA E4P, X4P, and Pro ExpressCard/34 host controllers. The 5-year warranty on Sonnet Fibre Channel Storage Systems covers all units previously purchased. more

RTW Launches Innovative TouchMonitor Series at NAB 2010

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Revolutionary Operating Concept Sets a New Standard for Intuitive and Flexible Audio-Signal Monitoring

LAS VEGAS – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, today launched the new TouchMonitor series, an innovative range of products that marks the next generation in professional audio-signal metering. A truly cutting-edge approach to metering and monitoring developed from RTW’s decades of experience in the audio industry, the TouchMonitor TM7, a 7″ touch screen and the TouchMonitor TM9, with a 9″ touch screen, will make their worldwide debut at NAB 2010 (Booth C457). more

IEEE Spectrum Patent Power Scorecard Ranks PPC® Among Top 20 Innovative Companies in the Telecommunications Equipment Industry

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — April 13, 2010 — PPC®/John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. today announced that the company has been ranked number 18 in the “Telecom/Communications Equipment” category for the recently issued IEEE Spectrum Patent Power Scorecard. more

FLO TV to Expand its Offering with Interactive Capabilities, On-demand Content and Time-shifted Viewing

LAS VEGAS — April 13, 2010 — FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas (Booth #SU1424) that it is working to enhance its mobile TV service with new applications that integrate video with Web-based content and social media tools. The expanded capabilities are in response to the ways in which consumers today are simultaneously viewing and interacting with content. more

Kodak Cinelab Selects FilmLight’s Baselight and Northlight for New DI Services

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LAS VEGAS—13 April 2010— FilmLight today announces that Kodak Cinelabs Romania, which it is part of a worldwide network of Kodak-owned film processing laboratories and digital film transfer facilities, has invested in a Baselight FOUR colour grading system and a Northlight 2 film scanner. The systems will be installed in a newly-built digital intermediate grading theatre designed to service feature film, television and advertising clients, and scheduled to begin operations this summer. more

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