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Crystal Vision reveals latest interface and keying technology at IBC 2011 (Stand 2.B11)

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At IBC 2011 Crystal Vision will be unveiling the advanced engineering featured in the company’s latest range of modular interface and keying products, all developed in response to customer requests. Products on Stand 2.B11 will include a clean and intelligent 2 x 2 switch with a full framestore synchronizer on each input, a synchronizing up/down/cross converter that can perform two different conversions at the same time, an audio/video delay perfect for correcting large lip-sync errors and enhancements to Crystal Vision’s increasingly successful modular three-layer logo keyer.

Safe Switch-L 3G is the only way to guarantee a clean switch. It provides clean and intelligent 2 x 2 switching between two 3Gb/s, HD or SD sources, with a full framestore synchronizer on each input allowing it to correct for any timing difference between the two inputs – resulting in no disruption more

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Nice Shoes Invests in New Scanning System


NYC-based Nice Shoes recently purchased the new SCANITY, a revolutionary high dynamic range, 2K/4K electronically pin-registered scanner from Digital Film Technology (DFT). “SCANITY is a logical upgrade for the company which has had a long relationship with DFT. They made the original Spirit telecine, and we’ve been using the Spirit 2, so we’ve worked with them since 2000,” explains partner/colorist Chris Ryan. “We like their technology and trust them, so it just made sense.”

“We’re committed to capturing the full resolution and dynamic range of film, while ensuring the steadiness of images,” notes Managing Director at DFT Digital Film Technology Stefan Kramper. “We’re proud of the product’s increased efficiency and are enthusiastic about continuing our long-standing business relationship with Nice Shoes.”

According to Robert Keske, chief information officer at Nice Shoes, “Using this system will allow us to more

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From the Studio to the Stage, Keith Shocklee Relies on HARMAN’s JBL PRX Portable PA Loudspeakers and LSR4300 Studio Monitors

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Producer and DJ Keith Shocklee uses JBL PRX600 Series loudspeakers for his live performances and JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors for film scoring and music production.

NORTHRIDGE, California – As a producer and one of the founding members of the seminal rap group Public Enemy, Keith Shocklee has been defining and defying musical genres for over 30 years. Cited as one of the top ten hip hop producers for his past work with Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Paula Abdul, Sinead O’Conner and Janet Jackson among others, Keith was involved at the inception of not just a new musical art form, but a culture whose language, fashion and perspective have permeated everyday life for billions of people worldwide. Over the years Shocklee has lent his talents to more than 20 platinum albums and he still continues to break more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP MOVES TO ACCOMMODATE GROWTH

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(From left) Shown in their new warehouse digs are Richard Bowman-Sales Manager, Todd Peterson-Operations Manager, Janis Lunde-CFO, and Brad Lunde-President of TransAudio Group.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2011: High-end pro audio distributor TransAudio Group recently moved to a new, more expansive office space, virtually a stone’s throw from its old facilities. The new TransAudio Group headquarters is located at 7340 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A in fabulous Las Vegas. The move more than doubles TransAudio Group’s floor space, adding nearly 3,000 square feet devoted mostly to warehousing with the addition of several new offices and demo rooms.

Within the new space TransAudio Group will house the highly-coveted offerings from A Designs, ATC, BOCK Audio, Chameleon Labs, Crane Song, Daking, Dave Hill Designs, Drawmer, GML, Lehmann Audio, Pauly Superscreen, SABRA-SOM, Sonodyne, SoundField and TUBE-TECH.

TransAudio Group’s move reflects the company’s strong growth. “We’ve found ways to grow our brands despite a tough market,” said TransAudio Group president and pro audio veteran Brad Lunde. “I believe more

Vitamin, Filmworkers Deliver for Freschetta

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Digital production studio and post house provide concept through delivery services for visual effects driven campaign out of Cannonball.
CHICAGO—In a new ad campaign for Freschetta, a woman goes on an Alice-in-Wonderland-like journey in search of a better pizza. The campaign, conceived by St. Louis agency Cannonball, was produced by hybrid production studio Vitamin, which worked with its affiliate, Filmworkers, to provide a unique one-stop solution for the campaign that took it from the drawing board to the screen. more

DSLR/Digital Cinema Intensive Workshop a Fan Favorite at Manhattan Edit Workshop

Mewshop’s hottest workshop returns this summer; Get hands-on and up-close with the latest DSLR filmmaking gear and everything you need to know – from pre-to-post – in digital cinema

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New York, New York – July 14, 2011Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is pleased to announce the return of its fan-favorite workshop, DSLR/Digital Cinema Intensive. From July 22 – 24, 2011, filmmaking and editing aficionados of all levels can immerse themselves in three unforgettable days of the latest and greatest techniques in shooting, accessories, and proven workflow solutions in DSLR Filmmaking and Digital Cinema, including shooting techniques with Panasonic’s new AF-100 micro four-thirds interchangeable lens camcorder. Led by the talented filmmaker, Mewshop Owner and Founder Josh Apter, and certified Apple® instructor Jem Schofield, the DSLR/Digital Cinema Intensive will walk more

Ellegy Streams Live Web Coverage of the International GT Open Using Telestream and Matrox Technology

Ellegy, Ltd. deploys Matrox Multi-Ingest video capture and Telestream Wirecast Pro live webcasting software to live stream the International GT Open car championship to Web viewers more

PowerProduction Software Releases StoryBoard Artist Version 5

PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, announced that StoryBoard Artist Version 5 is now available. StoryBoard Artist is an essential tool for filmmakers, allowing fast creation of great-looking digital storyboards. Extended file import options, new built-in artwork, automatic storyboard generation, and sketch-style presentations headline an array of new features in the new Version 5 release.

“StoryBoard Artist has served as a high-end storyboarding solution for over a decade,” commented Paul Clatworthy, CTO, PowerProduction Software. “Since the initial StoryBoard Artist release, we have added indispensable features such as the Timeline, which sets storyboard frames in time with tracks of audio for impressive presentations, and Non-Linear Links, which accounts for user interactivity in game and mobile app development. Version 5 builds upon this rich history of innovation by introducing automatic storyboard generation and sketch-style presentations.”

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LYNX Technik yellobrik’s to be showcased in Techtel Stand at SMPTE Australia 2011

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LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces announced that it will exhibit at SMPTE 2011 in cooperation with partner Techtel. The SMPTE exhibition will be held in Sydney, Australia July 19-22, 2011. more

audioEngine Sails The Seas with Captain Morgan and Oscar Winning Director Tom Hooper


audioEngine’s Partner/Mixer Tom Goldblatt recently wrapped the first spot of the rollout for Captain Morgan’s newest high profile multimedia campaign, “To Life, Love and Loot” via agency Anomaly and editorial company Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Long known for its old Got A Little Captain In You? campaign and tagline, the rum brand has completely revamped its approach and created a new, pumped-up campaign titled To Life, Love and Loot. The sleek tongue-in-cheek spot, directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”), was shot off the coast of Spain and features two galleons about to engage in a maritime battle.

In the spot, the Captain is shown resting below deck when he awakens to commotion above, as the slow build of adrenaline in the music composition by Pull Music sets in. The Captain appears from below and steps to walk the plank to more

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