Last weekend Auryn provided hands-on iPad based demos to enthusiastic attendees of the Society of Childrenâ€™s Book Writers and Illustrators 39th annual Summer Conference. Representatives from Auryn also provided consultations to conference participants about digital book opportunities. more
Archive for August 5th, 2010
pigFACTORY Music Places “Happy Together” in TV Spot in China as Officially Licensed Piece of Synchronized Music
Los Angeles, CA, Aug 6, 2010 — Independent publishing and licensing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs by Fatboy Slim, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has successfully placed The Turtlesâ€™ classic â€˜60s pop hit â€œHappy Togetherâ€? within a television commercial promoting the Smart Car in China. The placement marks one of the first-ever officially licensed pieces of synchronized music to be used in China. The announcement was made today by Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY Music. more
At BIRTV 2010 the Wohler stand will highlight a variety of full-featured monitoring solutions that bring greater control, convenience, and efficiency to digital and HD broadcast environments. Among the acclaimed systems at the show will be Wohler’s AMP2-16V, part of the company’s award-winning line of 16-channel modular monitoring systems. The AMP2-16V unites dedicated video monitoring with comprehensive audio management capabilities, including industry-leading loudness control technology, in a single robust unit. Wohler also will demonstrate the Pandora dedicated loudness monitor and its new Presto multiview source selector, which makes 16 video channels readily available for monitoring and easy switching via integrated OLED pushbuttons. Addressing captioning and subtitling, the company will feature its CD-1 video monitor adaptor, which renders captions or subtitles for any digital video monitor to display while converting 3G/HD/SD-SDI to DVI. Wohler’s Rockridge line of video monitors, which support not only 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals, but also provide MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding capability, will round out the company’s showcase of versatile monitoring solutions. more
Booth no: 7.A28
Digital Vision is the leading supplier of colour grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions for the broadcast, film and commercials industries. At the heart of the company’s technology sits market-defining colour management functionality, highly creative grading tools and comprehensive stereoscopic 3D features for post production. Its Nucoda Film Master broke new ground earlier this year when its toolset was used to grade Europe’s first – and highly successful – 3D feature StreetDance. more
SK Systems Outfits Summer Doo Wop Concert Extravaganza With Newly Minted SD9 Console Powered By DiGiCo’s Stealth Digital Processingâ„¢
SK Systems‘ newly purchased DiGiCo SD9 fit the bill for the Richard Nader Memorial Doo Wop Concert XXI at the Izod Center Arena, Rutherford, NJ on June 12. This year’s in-the-round event featured 10 artists performing throughout the night, with a grand finale with all artists on stage. In previous shows for Nader, production partner SK Systems used DiGiCo’s D-series and sister SD-series surfaces for this type of event. As one of the first companies in the world to purchase the newly minted SD9â€”a compact, integrated system powered by DiGiCo’s patented Stealth Digital Processingâ„¢â€”SK Systems’ Tom Heinisch felt confident in putting the console front and center for the mega-show. more
From creating advanced animation tools for feature films to helping golfers develop a perfect swing, OptiTrackâ„¢ is blazing new ground in motion capture technology across multiple markets. Todayâ€™s announcement of the S250e Ethernet camera takes OptiTrack to an entirely new level as they break price-performance records for motion capture cameras. Offering exceptional speed, precision, scalability, processing and flexibility, the S250e is available at the lowest price point on the market.
â€œOptiTrackâ€™s edge is a direct result of meticulous engineering optimization through the entire design and production process,â€? said Jim Richardson, NaturalPointÂ® co-founder and lead engineer for the OptiTrack motion capture line. â€œFrom building all of our cameras in-house to maintaining a highly efficient organizational structure, we go to great lengths to keep costs down so that we can provide exceptionally high-quality motion capture systems at a price that is affordable for studios of any size.â€? more
IBC 2010 Preview – Matrox Announces Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium Support on Matrox MXO2 Family for MacBook Pro and Mac Pro
MatroxÂ® Video Products Group today announced support for Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium software with Matrox MXO2 I/O devices for Mac OS X. The key features of this new release include professional audio and video input and output with 10-bit hardware up/down/cross conversion and HDMI video monitoring with the unique Matrox calibration controls including blue-only. In addition, WYSIWYG support for Adobe Photoshop and After Effects is also provided. more
IBC 2010 Preview – Matrox Announces Vetura Capture Application â€“ a Powerful Complement to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, and Avid Media Composer 5
Matrox Video Products Group today announced Matrox Vetura Capture for Mac OS X, a stand-alone capture software application compatible with the Matrox MXO2 family of I/O devices. Matrox Vetura Capture lets users quickly and easily capture QuickTime files using popular codecs installed on their editing systems. With Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec and Apple Uncompressed formats are supported. With Final Cut Pro 7, ProRes, DVCPRO HD and other popular Final Cut Pro codecs are supported. With Avid Media Composer 5, the Avid DnX, DnXHD, and other popular Avid Media Composer codecs are supported. more
Important milestone for Vector 3 highlights the widespread adoption of IT-based master control room solutions
Barcelona, Spain â€“ August 5, 2010 â€“ Vector 3â„¢, leading developer of IT-based graphics and playout solutions for the master control room celebrates its 1,000th customer installation.
Thanks to their long experience working with both conventional broadcast playout solutions and IT-based technologies, Barcelona-based Vector 3 was one of the first in the industry to correctly predict the inevitable technology revolution that would occur inside master control rooms. Vector 3 leads the market in the development of cutting-edge IT-based solutions for the master control room. With 1000 installations and a large number of channels controlled by their systems worldwide, Vector has also helped drive the change, educating the market regarding the reliability and benefits of IT-based solutions. more
Dramatic 3-D graphics used to support the launch of the industryâ€™s first 3-D network.
DETROITâ€”With A Twist Studio has produced televisionâ€™s first-ever broadcast graphics package in stereoscopic 3-D for ESPN and its newly-launched 3-D networkâ€”also an industry first. The new graphics, which center on a sleek three-dimensional rendering of the ESPN logo enclosed in a polished metal cube, made its debut during the recent broadcast of World Cup Soccer.
The package includes a series of abstract 3-D animations of the logo traveling through space as well as other 3-D graphic elements that will be used to support programming on the new network. ESPN plans 3-D broadcasts of a variety of sporting events, including the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, college basketball and football contests, and the Summer X Games. more