Archive for April 15th, 2010

LONG-STANDING SOUNDFIELD USER UPGRADES • César-Nominated Film Sound Engineer Philippe Vandendriessche Buys ST350


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA РAPRIL 2010: Belgian Film Sound Engineer Philippe Vandendriessche has invested in a SoundField ST350 portable microphone for use on location to complement his existing SoundField ST250. A well-known figure in the Francophone film industry for over 25 years, with a library of self-recorded effects and sounds extending to over 75,000 recordings, Vandendriessche was nominated in 2008 for a C̩sar film award (the French equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Sound in the French film S̩raphine. He acted as chief sound engineer, using the SoundField ST250 to record ambient sound for the film. more



LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2010: The capabilities of digital audio have brought about a paradigm shift in motion picture location sound recording over the past decade, away from traditional analog hardware to more versatile software-based solutions. As production mixer Paul Ledford, C.A.S. recently discovered, a digital audio solution such as Metric Halo’s ULN-8 interface can also handle the increasingly more complex demands of a modern-day film shoot, and may well herald the next step in the evolution of location sound. more


Partnership Enables Top Tier TV Manufacturer To Deliver Best-In-Class Audio to Key Global Markets

CALABASAS, Calif.– DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with LG Electronics, Inc. to integrate DTS digital surround audio decoding technology into their digital televisions initially in Korea as well as their set-top DMP units in Europe and Australia. This exciting partnership teams LG, a leading consumer electronics company, with the leading audio technology provider for HD entertainment. Most importantly, it will further enhance the consumer entertainment experience by matching DTS’ best-in-class audio technology with LG’s high quality products. more

Obsessive Ink Launches the World’s First Tattoo Preview Website Using Ultra High Quality 3D Avatar Technology from Evolver™

–Available as Free Trial for One Week to First 10,000 Site Visitors–

New South Wales, Australia and Aliso Viejo, CA (April 15, 2010)Obsessive Ink today announced the launch of the world’s first tattoo preview website using 3D technology from Evolver that provides users with a full 3D virtual representation of a tattoo on their body. As part of the launch Obsessive Ink is offering a free trial of the service for one week, from today until midnight PDT, April 22, 2010 by using the code inklaunch.


Bringing together the latest in 3D web technology and one of the oldest forms of art in human history, Obsessive Ink caters to all tattoo enthusiasts – even first timers. Obsessive Ink’s site provides an easy to use online platform allowing consumers to create realistic 3D avatars by uploading a passport style photo. Once an more

Renowned Music Producer/Musician Ned Mann Battles ALS; Assembles All Stars to Produce Charity Music CD “Finding My Way Home”


SAN DIEGO, CA, APRIL/MAY, 2010 — Music and inspiration — always a powerful combination – have joined hands in an amazing new way for renowned music producer and musician Ned Mann, and music fans everywhere. For years, Mann was a major player in the New York City music scene, as an in-demand bassist and engineer/producer. But then ALS – “Lou Gehrig’s Diseaseâ€? – struck him in 1999, taking away his mobility. His career seemed finished.

Today, with the beautiful new jazz double-album Finding My Way Home, Mann and his band of believers make a defiant stand against ALS. That new CD, is now available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Napster, Zune, and via other online music sites, has already raised two thousand dollars in its first week of release. more


Deal enhances local capabilities and opens Australian shop for CIS.

Sydney, Australia, April 15, 2010: CIS Visual Effects Group announced today that it has acquired the assets of Postmodern Sydney. CIS, based in Hollywood (USA) and Vancouver, Canada, is an award-winning brand in the international visual effects industry.

Postmodern, established in 2001, is a fast growing design and visual effects business servicing high-end feature, commercial and television clients in Australia and throughout Asia. Recent projects for Postmodern include VFX for the Proyas/Summit Entertainment feature, “Knowing,� and the Spierig Brothers/Lionsgate feature “Daybreakers�. Recent commercial projects include McDonald’s “McHappy Day� for DDB Sydney and Macquarie Bank’s “Out of the Box� for Leo Burnett. more

The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter, In Partnership With the Producers & Engineers Wing, Presents the Pacific Northwest Studio Summit 2010

summit1 The 11th Annual Symposium hosts Alia Fahlborg, David Miles Huber, Eddie Kramer, Sylvia Massy and Leaders of the PNW Producer and Engineer Base, Discussing New Business Models, Technology and Ongoing Challenges in a Changing Industry Landscape

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 15, 2010) — In what has become a widely anticipated event throughout the Pacific Northwest’s professional audio community, on Saturday, April 10, 2010, The Recording Academy® Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chapter, in partnership with The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing®, Guitar Center Professional, the Seattle Weekly and Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP), presented the Pacific Northwest Studio Summit 2010. The JBL Theater at EMP hosted a day filled with panels, shared technology and networking among the region’s top audio professionals. more

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3Dconnexion 3D Mice Now Supported by Autodesk Inventor 2011

Fremont, Calif. – April 15, 2010 – 3Dconnexion’s line of 3D mice is now supported by Autodesk Inventor 2011 software, giving design engineers more intuitive control over their 3D models and the overall digital prototyping process.

Providing a level of design interaction that is unattainable with a traditional mouse and keyboard, 3Dconnexion 3D mice complement the enhanced design capabilities and specialized tools offered in the latest Inventor software suite. Conceptual design, engineering, and manufacturing professionals working in Inventor 2011 can navigate designs with a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse, allowing them to validate the form, fit, and function of a design before it is built, as if they were holding the digital model in their hand. This added control helps professionals accelerate design times and identify potential design flaws with greater ease. more

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3Dconnexion Expands 3D Mice Support to Three New Applications for CAD and GIS Professionals

Fremont, Calif. – April 7, 2010 – 3Dconnexion’s full line of 3D mice now supports three new applications – CadFaster|QuickStep, a viewer tool for 3D professionals, Bluebeam PDF Revu, a PDF editor for design and construction professionals, and TrueGage TrueMap v5, a surface topography and analytic software. more

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Equidia Launches New, Non-Linear Channel Powered by LOUISE from Proconsultant Informatique

Thematic channel expands outlets to include VOD and Catch-up services for EquidiaWatch

Las Vegas, NV – April 13, 2010 – ProConsultant Informatique, the forward-thinking developer of business management solutions for broadcasters and content providers, today announced that LOUISE™, the company’s flagship Business Management System, is the content and workflow engine for EquidiaWatch, the newly launched, interactive VOD and Catch-up Internet channel specializing in equestrian events and interests. The new Internet channel expands the audience reach for Equidia, already a leader in television equestrian coverage in France, and positions the company as an innovator in multiplatform, specialized sports coverage. more


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