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NUGEN Audio Releases New Version of Loudness Management Batch Tool

Upgraded Tool Enables Automatic Handling of Multiple Channel Configurations Within a Single MXF

LEEDS, U.K. — April 4, 2013 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, announces Loudness Management Batch (LMB) version 1.5, an upgrade to its LMB processor for powerful, network-based, automated loudness processing of large numbers of audio and video files with no user intervention. The new version, which will make its debut at the 2013 NAB Show, will allow users to set LMB to demux the audio from MXF files, and handle various configurations of stereo and 5.1 for up to eight channels in one file.

“Audio engineers the world over are busier than ever now that they must answer to mandatory loudness standards. LMB gives busy post-production operations a way to automate part of their loudness processing by acting as a rapid fail-safe system and internal QC,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “The latest version introduces a new level of MXF automation, saving even more time in a busy post-production environment.”

The new update also includes support for native AIFF and compressed WAV files.

Based on NUGEN Audio’s loudness monitoring and correction engine, and serving as a complementary tool to NUGEN Audio’s VisLM and LM-Correct plug-ins, LMB operates faster than real time on batches of files, saving time and preventing human error. For streamlined video processing, LMB can automatically demux video to analyze the audio content without changing the original file. LMB’s Watched Folders automate file processing, and optional command-line operation allows for full integration into existing asset management systems and procedures.

Other LMB features include individual file handling for the simultaneous consideration of de-interleaved files in stereo and 5.1 configurations with user-definable file suffix identification. LMB also has a pass tolerance window for file analysis and correction, allowing existing audio within tolerance to pass without correction, and ultimately enabling more sophisticated workflow automation. LMB’s summary and detailed logs have a user-definable log frequency that specifies the time interval between selected parameter log entries, and optional corrected file suffixes can be added to output files to assist with file identification in unified I/O folder setups. LMB can also ignore test/alignment tones during analysis and processing.

A highly versatile tool for mixing, mastering, post-production, film, and broadcast, LMB is typically used as part of a content management workflow, as a stage of QC to check compliance of incoming content from third parties, or as a routine way of double-checking content when editors are using other loudness tools in the studio. LMB can also be configured to establish loudness parity of batches of files prior to mixing and editing.

LMB is fully compliant with the latest loudness standards including CALM Act (ATSC A/85) ITU-R BS.1770, EBU R128, and many other regional localizations, offering a complete professional solution for loudness and true peak compliance. LMB checks and corrects for integrated program loudness, short-term loudness, and even loudness range (LRA) targeting, which is highly effective when optimizing material with a wide loudness range — such as movie soundtracks, some sports, and live music — for consumer systems. LMB also takes care of true peak levels using a built-in back-stop limiter.

LMB will be on display and available at the 2013 NAB Show in booth SU8918. LMB works with OS X(R) and Windows(R) operating systems. More information about LMB and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. More information is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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IABM Names Dennis Triola Sales and Business Development Manager for North America

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, U.K. — April 3, 2013 — The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) today announced that it has appointed Dennis Triola to the role of sales and business development manager for North America. In this position, Triola will focus on developing and augmenting the association’s sales of training courses and market intelligence, as well as its membership recruitment and other IABM income streams in North America.

“As continuing investment in our U.S.-based operations demonstrates, the IABM has a strong commitment to its growth strategy in this very important broadcast technology market,” said IABM Director General Peter White. “Working closely with our membership coordinator, Holly Cuellar, and with our North American market development officer, Joe Zaller, Dennis will champion the sales of IABM services in North America including training courses, market research, and, of course, memberships. As a talented sales, marketing, and operations professional, Dennis is an excellent fit for this role.”

Triola has more than 35 years of experience in the business-to-business publishing industry. For many of those years, he was in charge of publications in the broadcast and video technology markets and was responsible for their growth and success, both in traditional and online publishing. In his new position with the IABM, Triola will be based in Overland Park, Kansas, and report directly to White.

“After spending a few years in the health care industry, I am extremely pleased to be back ‘home’ in the broadcast market,” said Triola. “I am eager to pursue the opportunity to reconnect with many old friends and make some new ones, while representing the IABM. My goal is to do everything possible to help our members fulfill their goals, and to do so while increasing the IABM’s success in the North American broadcast market.”

Information about the IABM is available at www.theiabm.org.

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About the IABM:
The IABM, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis. For more information, please visit www.theiabm.org.

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Snell to Demonstrate End-to-End Broadcast Workflow From Tablet to Transmission at the 2013 NAB Show

TV Everywhere Demo Integrates Snell’s Industry-Leading Automation and Playout Solutions for Fully Automated Media Factory

READING, U.K. — April 3, 2013 — Snell today announced that it has added an exclusive TV Everywhere demonstration to its lineup of featured solutions in booth N1820 at the 2013 NAB Show. The demo integrates Snell’s Momentum media workflow automation system, Morpheus playout automation system, and ICE channel-in-a-box solution. Working together, the Snell products showcase a live end-to-end broadcast workflow that ingests recorded content from a tablet device and sends it to the cloud, where it can be easily accessed for transcoding and playout.

“This presentation is a powerful demonstration of the media factory at work, ingesting, processing, and delivering content through a seamless and automated process. The integration of Momentum and Morpheus ensures that every step of the workflow is automated, eliminating costly manual processes while still enabling user intervention when required,” said Neil Maycock, chief architect at Snell. “Furthermore, with so many broadcast and media companies struggling to deal with the economics of the TV Everywhere paradigm, Snell systems embrace the utilization of cloud-based technologies to allow customers to realign their expenditure with their business models. And by demonstrating the capture of content using a consumer device, we’re offering even broader flexibility for electronic newsgathering or any other use that requires personnel to capture and deliver a high volume of content from the field.”

Although the NAB demo is modeled on a broadcasting workflow, Momentum can be easily configured to push content in the correct format to any delivery platform including the Web and mobile devices, creating powerful new efficiencies and reducing the cost of multi-screen delivery. The Momentum-Morpheus integration is highly scalable, automating the ingest of content from hundreds or even thousands of sources for delivery to many different devices.

The Snell TV Everywhere demo runs on both standard IT hardware and cloud-based technologies and includes automation, workflow automation, and media processing/playout. The demo begins with the capture of live video from the NAB Show floor using a tablet computer. Next, the content is sent to the cloud and then ingested into the Momentum workflow system, which processes it through an easy-to-modify workflow before delivering it to an archive, publishing the metadata via BXF, and sending an email alert to the playout operator.

Via the Momentum-Morpheus integration, the playout operator can request the material using the familiar Morpheus interface, whereby a transfer workflow is instigated to restore the content from the archive, transcode and QC it, and then copy it to ICE for playout. The operator can then do a final transmission review or play out the content straight to air with full branding via ICE’s advanced graphics capabilities.

More information about Snell’s full Broadcast Infrastructure product line is available online at www.snellgroup.com.

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About Snell:
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions for creating, managing, and streamlining the distribution of content for today’s multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere and Live TV applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to 4K UHDTV, file-based, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at www.snellgroup.com.

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Bexel Collaborates with Canon for a Live 4K Broadcast Demonstration at NAB 2013

Bexel NAB 2013 Booth # C6932



Bexel's Hercules Flypack Will Simulate New Live Broadcast Capabilities for Sporting Events


(BURBANK, CA) Bexel's Hercules HD Flypack will play a pivotal role in the simulation of a live broadcast truck located at Canon U.S.A.'s, a leader in digital imaging solutions, booth (C4325, C3628) during NAB 2013. Bexel collaborated with Canon on the system, which utilizes Canon's 4K monitors, currently under development, along with an Evertz Dreamcatcher unit. This simulation demonstrates Bexel's capabilities for bringing the high-demand environment of live broadcasts to any location.

Bexel's Hercules HD Flypack is a scalable and customizable solution, bringing first-class production facilities to remote and space-constrained venues around the world. Powering some of the most important televised live events - including the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, X Games, World Cup, and U.S. Open - the Flypack is designed by Bexel with their unsurpassed ingenuity and expertise. Configured with every component of high-end production control rooms, Hercules boasts state-of-the-art HD technology with complete adaptability, including custom-designed modular racks to handle a variety of complex production requirements.

"Canon's innovative approach and products are perfectly meshed with Bexel's dedication to high-end solutions, combined with our extensive experience in live sports broadcasting," says Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel. "Hercules has defined the best-in-class solution for HD location production. As Canon puts their incredible imaging technologies into play at 4K for sports, we are looking forward to our ongoing collaboration on this exciting initiative."



About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers - including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Vitec Group
Capture the moment(tm)

For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Cinnafilm’s Award-Winning Tachyon Standards Conversion Technology Delivers Improved Solutions, Now Available for ProMedia Carbon

April 3, 2013

Tachyon, the award-winning Standards Transcoding product from Cinnafilm Inc., has been updated with new, cutting edge image processing algorithms, is now available for Harmonic® ProMedia Carbon, and has been announced for Vidispine MAM.

In addition to the new algorithms and platforms, Cinnafilm is proud to announce Big Pic Media, Ltd. has been selected to distribute Cinnafilm products throughout Europe. “The professionals at Big Pic Media have a history of building relationships and brands in Europe, and we look forward to working with them to grow Cinnafilm’s footprint quickly in both the broadcast and post production markets” said Lance Maurer, CEO of Cinnafilm.

Tachyon is Cinnafilm’s GPU-based standards conversion plug-in created for popular file transcoding platforms and leverages NVIDIA’s CUDA architecture. Using NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPUs, Tachyon performance has reached unprecedented levels. Tachyon can now standards convert HD video at up to 70 FPS with a single Kepler GPU – performance will vary based on the I/O characteristics of each transcoding platform.

“With this release of Tachyon, we are not only improving what was already exceptional technology; we are expanding the Tachyon footprint into more popular transcoding solutions” said Ernie Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer of Cinnafilm. “We now are giving owners of ProMedia Carbon, and soon Vidispine MAM, the ability to take advantage of our fast and powerful file-based standards and format conversion software and providing a very cost-effective replacement for hybrid baseband/file workflows.”

In addition to the new platform compatibility, Tachyon now boasts Cinnafilm’s next generation de-interlacer, inverse telecine algorithms, and Cinnafilm’s most accurate scene cut detector ever. Sanchez continues; “It is Cinnafilm’s goal to make Tachyon the golden standard for Standards Transcoding. To be a golden standard, your technology has to be simple, effective, efficient, and present tremendous value to your clients. Tachyon provides freedom from aging baseband hybrid solutions by providing the highest quality image processing solutions in established transcoding pipelines, providing 100% file-based workflows.”

Tachyon is available as a power plug-in to Wohler RadiantGridTM, Telestream VantageTM, Root 6 Content AgentTM, Harmonic ProMedia Carbon, and soon the VidiSpineTM MAM. Tachyon and Dark energy will be demonstrated on most available transcoding platforms at NAB this year at the Hewlett-Packard booth in the Lower South Hall 9605. If you would like to schedule a private meeting with a Cinnafilm representative, please send an email to sales@cinnafilm.com.

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Christie Introduces TruLife Electronics Platform, Designed to Deliver Hyper-Realistic Images

Quantum Leap In Video Processing Provides Powerful Combination Of High Frame Rates And High Resolution
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Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today unveiled its latest electronics platform – Christie TruLife™ – with a proprietary, 1.2 Gigapixel per second, floating point architecture. Christie TruLife electronics forms the basis for the latest generation of projectors capable of delivering industry-leading ultra high resolution, high frame rate video with unprecedented image fidelity (e.g. 4K resolution image processing at 60 fps and beyond). The current standard digital interfaces such as DVI have a bandwidth of 165 MHz.
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Anchored by a high-performance electronics engine that leverages the latest in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) integrated circuits (ICs), the platform is capable of supporting a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second (GPix/s). Christie projectors based on the new electronics platform will use this very high capacity image-processing power to deliver immersive, hyper-realistic video experiences.
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Exclusive Design Delivers True Lifelike Visual Experiences
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“Traditional design cycles and the limitations of off-the-shelf video processing ICs were hindering our ability to solve video-processing problems. This was in turn holding back the expression of our customers’ collective imaginations for realizing lifelike, ultra-realistic, immersive environments through video displays,” said Jennifer Smith, vice president of Global Engineering at Christie. “By breaking from the pack with our own custom designs, we were able to build a high-performance video pipeline and computational blocks that deliver the high-fidelity images our customers are clamoring for. The first expression of the Christie TruLife electronics architecture will be debuted at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 6-11 in Las Vegas.”
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Many industries will immediately benefit from this original video-processing electronics architecture, with cases in point including those end users creating groundbreaking theme-park attractions, visualization “power walls” and flight simulation environments. Christie TruLife electronics will underpin these applications providing customers with realistic experiences, alleviating the image blurring and motion sickness that may accompany these environments.
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Speed the Hallmark of the Christie TruLife Electronics Platform
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Just how powerful is the Christie TruLife electronics platform? Taking a common measurement of video-processing power – the speed or rate with which video data is processed, typically measured in Gigapixels per second (GPix/s) – the Christie platform scales to reach 1.2 GPix/s, which is nearly 10x faster than standard high-def projection and 4x faster than typical 3D projection, as well as double what other 4K projectors are capable of.
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Launching throughout 2013, Christie projectors featuring TruLife will enable 4K2K, Ultra-HD/Quad-HD resolutions today at 60 fps, and will have the capability to support higher resolutions and higher frame rates.
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“When increasing the resolution, one simultaneously needs a higher frame rate for the images and increased dynamic range, to make the experience more lifelike. We achieved this by designing a new floating-point processing engine within the platform, which affords an equivalent of 25 bits of fixed point processing as compared to the 8 to 10 bits of processing found in today’s standard projectors. We linked our floating point processing modules with the very latest in ultra high speed serial communication links, called “SerDes” and fast access memory blocks to deliver an unprecedented solution,” said Jeevan Vivegananthan, director of product development, Christie Business Products.
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“The increased dynamic range offered by the floating point engine of Christie TruLife will be appreciated by those, such as automobile designers, who want to render the highest fidelity images with very smooth, deep and rich color transitions,” added Vivegananthan.
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Christie’s new electronics platform will also facilitate the creation of new user experiences, automated setup, increased connectivity and “smart” control features enabling the next generation of collaborative, augmented reality and projection mapping applications.
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“Rather than wait for the traditional video IC industry to catch up with the needs of the professional AV market, Christie took the lead and pioneered its own technology solution,” added Smith.
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Christie is showcasing some of its newest technologies, including new projectors based on the Christie TruLife electronics platform, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 6-11; see Booth SL 2609.

NAB2013: Vizrt Introduces Virtual SloMo and Motorsports to Viz Libero 5.5

See us in Las Vegas, April 8th – 11th 2013. Booth SL3305

During live sporting events, broadcasters go to great lengths to enrich the viewing experience with slo-mo replays, telestration, and in-game graphics to explain controversial and key plays. While these effects often require placing costly or complex broadcast cameras and calibration devices around the stadium or hiring specialized services, Viz Libero gives viewers this sameinsight by processing existing video.

Virtual SloMo

At the 2013 NAB Show, Vizrt will present the new features and workflow improvements in Viz Libero 5.5, its 3D virtual sports enhancement and analysis system. Viz Libero 5.5 now offers Virtual SloMo, which uses an advanced image-based algorithm to generate ultra-slow motion (up to 1500 fps) footage rather than relying on high-speed camera systems. Virtual SloMo and other Viz Libero 3D replay tools can be used on any live camera image or remote video feed.

Grass Valley K2 Summit / Dyno Integration

Viz Libero 5.5 adds integration with the Grass Valley K2 Summit media server and K2 Dyno replay system, both of which are widely used in studio and remote sports production environments. It also improves integration with the entire Vizrt product family, including Viz Engine 3.6 for real-time 3D graphics and video compositing. This enables customized graphics to be rendered through a Viz Engine for greater creative control, inserting virtual presenters into the analysis clips, and the ability to present analysis scenes on interactive touchscreens.

New support for Motorsports, tennis, cricket and other sports

Viz Libero 5.5 adds in-game 3D virtual sports toolsets geared to motorsports, tennis, cricket, field hockey as well as Australian football. The system already supports many others, such as football, American football, ice hockey, baseball, basketball, and volleyball.

New and improved effects

Viz Libero has been enhanced by many new in-game effects which help viewers to understand the different sports. These features include, among others, height measurement, ball impact, blocking wall, player grow, or zone focus. Many of the Viz Libero features, such as player marker, labels or offside and 3D wall, now have a customization interface within Viz Libero.

The Virtual Run that animates player movement, one of the big innovations in 2012, has received improvements. Besides simpler handling of the Virtual Run, new elements like a strobe effect have been added.

An existing feature, the 3D Ball Track, can now be created with only one camera feed. This makes the feature faster, and more readily available, even for studio productions with only one multilateral camera signal.

Improved workflow tools

File-based workflows, including video file ingest and output, are also improved for simplified studio integration. Viz Libero 5.5 expands supported output formats to include: Apple RLE/MOV, DNxHD/MOV, and DVC Pro 100/MXF.

The new version also adds a visual editor timeline, which accelerates post-editing of analysis clips. The timeline provides a graphical overview of the playlist including all recorded annotations and tracks so operators can edit and synchronize any graphics, 3D flights, or other elements.

With these latest 3D sports analysis features, tools, and workflow improvements, Viz Libero 5.5 enables broadcasters to enhance their live sports shows with greater creative latitude and cost-efficiency.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Tomer Wald / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / TWald@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +4791845602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

FOX Chooses Dalet Sports Factory For New Sports Network

Fox Sports 1 Dalet Sports FactoryMedia Asset Management platform will drive workflows at FOX Sports 1

New York, NY (April 4, 2013) — Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that FOX has selected Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end production and Media Asset Management system for the company’s brand new, national, multisport cable network — FOX Sports 1 (FS1). The new channel will launch in mid-August with an impressive roster of live sports including college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC. Dalet Sports Factory will provide the essential MAM underlayer that will manage the channel’s workflows and content—from ingest through production to on-air broadcast and archiving. Dalet Brio servers will be used for nearly a hundred channels of video ingest.

“We need the kind of robust and flexible MAM that Dalet Sports Factory provides to handle the scale and complexity of FS1,” says Andrea Berry, Senior Vice President, Media Services. “We’ll be producing huge volumes of content for this new channel and Dalet’s metadata management capability will be very important.”

“The Dalet MAM will play the role of orchestrator managing ingest and production on a large scale and breaking down the silos of production to create a more fluid and efficient workflow,” says Julien Decaix, General Manager, Dalet US and Latin America. “Production teams will benefit from built-in Dalet tools to help their creative endeavors and our metadata management capabilities will also make it easier for FS1 to create content for alternate platforms. Looking forward, the Dalet Sports Factory system can readily scale to meet additional workflows and channels, and our technology platform is easily adapted to future technologies.”

Dalet Sports Factory is an open system and provides seamless integrations with broadcast and IT systems, including industry-standard NLEs with exchanges of both media and metadata (including parent/child relationships of assets). Sports Factory is built on Dalet’s robust Media Asset Management platform, which provides lifecycle content and metadata management with comprehensive and customizable data schemes that will allow FS1 to catalogue multisport content with the most relevant and detailed data fields and to create data models that also facilitate multiplatform distribution. The integrated workflow engine seamlessly formats and distributes content for enhanced viewing on digital platforms. Dalet Sports Factory also includes essential tools for ingest, editing and distribution as well as many sports-specific tools such as logging and highlight creation.

To learn more about Dalet Sports Factory and all of the Dalet solutions, visit the Dalet booth at NAB 2013 (SL4524).

About FOX Sports 1
As America’s top-rated network for sports for 16 straight years (1997-2012), FOX Sports boasts rights agreements with each of the nation’s highest-rated sports including Major League Baseball, National Football League, NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Big Ten Football Championship Games, Pac-12 football, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and the UEFA Champions League Final.

Set to debut on Saturday, Aug. 17, FOX Sports 1 is available in over 90 million homes, making this the biggest sports cable network launch in history, and one of the largest network launches ever. At the outset, FS1 boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually.

About Dalet
Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks. Dalet combines in a single system a robust and proven Media Asset Management platform with advanced metadata capabilities, a configurable workflow engine and a comprehensive set of purpose-built creative and production tools. This integrated and open environment enables end-to-end management of the entire news, sports and program content chain, and allows users to significantly improve efficiency and to maximize the use and value of their assets. Dalet’s solutions are delivered through a dedicated Professional and Integration Services Department to ensure the highest possible standards.

Dalet systems are used around the world by thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, France TV, RTBF, RFI, Russia Today, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA and WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros. and SiriusXM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, the European Commission and the Parliament of South Australia). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP and Reuters: DALE.PA.

Dalet is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.

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RTW TM3-3G TouchMonitor to Make its NAB 2013 Debut

Unit Features 3G-SDI Interface, Eight-Channel Level and Loudness Instruments

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 4, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is exhibiting at NAB 2013 (Booth C1844) its TM3-3G TouchMonitor. The TM3-3G seamlessly allows the TM3’s current hardware and software design to visualize, convert and replay 3G SDI signals in TV and video production and post production applications, offering a feature set unrivalled in its class. Attendees will also have the chance to win one of three TM3-3G or TM3 units that RTW will be raffling off during the show. A winner will be chosen live at the booth at 5 p.m. local time, on Monday, April 8; Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10. Participants are encouraged to be in attendance each day to win.

The TouchMonitor TM3-3G is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G SDI audio. It features a 4.3-inch touch screen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation, which can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G-SDI stream. For that purpose, it includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel and summing loudness bargraphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. The TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards (EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB). It also features the Magic LRA mode, specifically designed by RTW, for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters.

If equipped with the corresponding software license option, the integrated de-embedder also outputs up to 16 audio channels from the 3G-SDI signal on eight AES3 two-channel ports. The output signals are independent from the visualized audio. In addition, the TM3-3G can be upgraded with a built-in monitoring controller license. This uses an on-screen fader for output-volume adjustment, a stereo output and phones out. The optional timecode license expands the feature set of the TM3-3G to allow external or SDI timecode signals to be decoded, displayed and used for additional functions.

The intuitive operating concept of the TM3 allows for quick and easy selection of presets that can be configured using RTW’s Devicer DC1 software (available for Mac OS X® and Windows®). Using custom presets, the user can easily switch between the various sources, loudness standards and instrument layouts. The configuration software allows users to freely scale and place the required instruments virtually anywhere on the screen.

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

Tool’s Routson Gets Some Real Help for Adobe

In the latest of an ongoing collaboration with software giant Adobe, Tool Director Tom Routson finds marketing solutions in the most unlikely places.

Credits:

Client: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Spot Titles: “Psychic” :30 / “Psychologist” :30
Air Date: March 2013

Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Executive Creative Director: Rich Silverstein
CD: Keith Anderson
AD: Shane Fleming
Copywriter: Steve Nathans
Producer: Cindy Epps
Assistant Producer: Nick Sage
Account Director: Joel Guillian
Account Manager: Melody Cheung

Prod Co: Tool
Director: Tom Routson
EPs: Brian Latt, Oliver Fuselier, Dustin Callif

Editorial Co: Barbary Post
Editor: Bob Spector
Producer: Kristen Jenkins

About Tool:

Bicoastal Tool is an award-winning production company, representing top live-action directors and interactive directors for advertising projects. From funny… visually engaging… and/or interactive, Tool’s diverse roster of unique talent creates unforgettable commercial and digital content across all platforms.

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