Archive for April 7th, 2013

Qatar Television Corrects Post-Production ‘Disconnect’ with ProductionLink For ASSIMILATE SCRATCH

DiaQuest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, today announced that Qatar Television (QTV), a popular station in the Middle East, is using ProductionLink for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH to provide a seamless connection between SCRATCH and Avid Interplay. QTV went live with its new SCRATCH system with ProductionLink in December.

Based in Doha, the largest city in Qatar, QTV has been on the air since 1970 and has a completely tapeless and file-based workflow. The state broadcaster of Qatar, the channel is available free over the air and via satellite, and its programming is also streamed online. It airs a variety of general programming, including reality and documentary-style content, much of which is produced in house.

“We use SCRATCH as a final step for high-end finishing and color grading,” explained Mohamad Fares, head of broadcast technology, QTV. “We chose it due to its powerful color and compositing capabilities and exceptional performance. Before SCRATCH, we were using Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony for color correction and color grading.”

QTV had previously built its workflow around Avid Interplay production asset management (PAM) and media asset management (MAM), so moving files from SCRATCH would have been problematic. However, with the ProductionLink plug-in, content can be published to the station’s Avid Interplay system without transcoding and used immediately in Avid applications.

Fares said ProductionLink was easy to install – and because its features appear within the SCRATCH user interface, it is also very easy to use. “ProductionLink was extremely helpful because it eliminated the disconnect between our post-production workflow and high-end finishing,” said Fares. “From our point of view, and thanks to ProductionLink, SCRATCH is now an integral part of our workflow.”

DiaQuest also offers ProductionLink for Adobe Premiere Pro and ProductionLink for Adobe After Effects. All products are available for Mac and Windows systems and available through DiaQuest Direct, the company’s online store, as well as select system integrators and Adobe and Avid resellers. ProductionLink for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH is also available at the ASSIMILATE online store, https://store.assimilateinc.com. For more information, contact DiaQuest at (510) 547-4544 or visit www.diaquest.com.

ASSIMILATE will be using ProductionLink on all of its demo machines at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth SL12705), which runs April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Based in Emeryville, Calif., DiaQuest Products LLC has been developing mission critical software for the video, film, and broadcast industries since 1982. The company develops software as an OEM for several manufacturers, as well as custom software tools for a variety of clients. In addition to software development, DiaQuest provides professional-level support of related software and hardware products. Find out more at www.diaquest.com

Versatile Distribution Services Delivers Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K ASSIMILATE SCRATCH DI and Dailies Workflows

New SCRATCH Turnkeys to be Offered in North America Exclusively by CineSys-Oceana

Las Vegas, NV – April 8, 2013 – Versatile Distribution Services (VDS), a distributor specializing in integrated solutions for the media and entertainment industry today announced the immediate availability of integrated 4K and 2K turnkey workstations featuring ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH Digital Intermediate software. SCRATCH enables digital cinema and broadcast artists to generate dailies, conform, color-correct, and finish within a real-time, integrated, user-friendly solution. The turnkey systems will be available exclusively in North America through CineSys-Oceana, one of the largest media and entertainment industry resellers.

VDS has leveraged the collective experience of industry leaders in 4K such as ASSIMILATE, Inc. and Bluefish444, and built systems that remove much of the trial and error when configuring the appropriate CPU, RAM, graphics and storage for popular 4K projectors, displays and output.

These new turnkey systems will be showcased at NAB 2013 in the ASSIMILATE booth# SL12705 and at the CineSys-Oceana suite in the penthouse at the Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“At Digital Arts (www.digital-arts.net), we recently launched New York City’s first true 4K grading theater,” said Axel Ericson, Founder of Digital Arts. “We designed it with the best technologies in order to define new standards in film post production. The theater includes world-class brands and products, such as the Christie 4K 4220 projector and Meyer Sound 7.1 Acheron speakers. As leaders in the 4K landscape, we chose ASSIMILATE SCRATCH and Bluefish444 for 4K DI because of its real-time 4K workflow capabilities without the cost of traditional big-iron systems. We’re really excited to learn about the new turnkeys from VDS and ASSIMILATE, because they take a lot of the trial and error out of configuring 4K workflows. This is what the market needs in order to widen the 4K user base.”

Z820 SCRATCH by ASSIMILATE and Versatile Distribution Services
• Fast, Powerful, and Expandable Workstations. HP Z820 Workstations – the foundation of the new ASSIMILATE|VDS turnkey systems – set a new standard for performance and expandability. Featuring the latest Intel Xeon processors, massively scalable RAM, and five third-gen PCI Express slots, the Z820 is ideal for creative professionals at the top of their game.

• 4K and 2K Configurations. The SCRATCH Z820 turnkey systems are available in 2K and 4K configurations jam-packed with RAM, top-of-the-line AMD or NVIDIA graphics and storage options from HP, Fusion-IO and Facilis.

• 4K HD-SDI and 12-bit HD-SDI Preview. Bluefish444’s Epoch|4K SuperNova video card allows artists to preview images in the highest possible bit depth.

• Optimized Integration. Versatile Distribution Services’ integration experts have experience optimizing the graphics and storage in SCRATCH systems for a range of high-performance DI and finishing environment s including Christie and Sony 4K projectors and Eizo, Christie and Sharp 4K monitors. VDS tests each 4K and 2K turnkey system in a simulated film and broadcast environment before it ships.

• Complete Your Suite. High-performance storage, color critical displays, and other qualified peripherals can be added to complete any turnkey configuration.
“CineSys-Oceana has always specialized in workflows as opposed to just products”, said Michael Flanigan, Co-CEO, CineSys-Oceana. “We’re excited to be the exclusive North American reseller for these new turnkeys from VDS because they’re focused on designing and optimizing around the entire workflow, and providing systems that have proven experience in 4K environments. Our customers have always been at the leading edge of the media and entertainment industry, and we believe that the market is ready for 4K now. These turnkey systems are the ideal products to help our customers facilitate the transition to 4K.”

“SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab have gained rapid momentum throughout the world because they deliver unparalleled price-performance to on-set professionals and post-production artists,” said Steve Bannerman, vice-president of marketing, ASSIMILATE. “SCRATCH has been at the epicenter of 4K since 2007, and we’re excited to take the lead in driving the broad adoption of high-resolution workflows. Versatile Distribution Services’ optimized integration of 4K and 2K solutions combined with CineSys-Oceana’s deep understanding of high-end systems and workflows provides SCRATCH customers with the best possible experience and service – before and after the sale.”
Availability

The Z820 4K and 2K SCRATCH turnkey systems from ASSIMILATE and Versatile Distribution Services are available exclusively through CineSys-Oceana. For more information, please visit the CineSys-Oceana website at www.cinesys-oceana.com./contact/index.php

Based in Marlboro, MA, Versatile Distribution Services, a division of Versatile Communications, Inc., is a channel partner, solutions provider, and distributor specializing in the media and entertainment industry. Versatile Distribution Services supplies reseller channel partners with HP workstations optimized for Avid, Adobe, ASSIMILATE, and Grass Valley as well as other broadcast and post solutions, including HP DreamColor Displays and high-performance storage. For more information, visit www.versatiledistributionservices.com.

With offices in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, and Vancouver, CineSys-Oceana provides exceptional sales and support services to the media and entertainment industry in most major production centers across North America. For more information about CineSys-Oceana and SCRATCH products, visit www.cinesys-oceana.com.

SCRATCH Digital Workflow Tools
ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH end-to-end data workflow tools – from dailies, to conform, color-grading, compositing, and through to finishing – and SCRATCH Lab, a robust dailies or VFX review digital pipeline, deliver the industry’s most comprehensive toolset for data-centric digital cinema and episodic television productions for 2D and 3D stereo projects. Both products support multiple formats, including ARRI RAW, Sony F65 and F55, Phantom, and Canon 5D, as well as enhanced support for RED ONE, RED ONE MX, SCARLET, and EPIC at all resolutions. For the latest feature film and TV credits, pricing, and sales, visit www.assimilateinc.com

Listec Unveils PromPTZ at NAB 2013

The Tiffen Company talks to attendees about its innovative new prompter concept

Las Vegas, NV – April 7, 2013 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, heads to NAB 2013 with its new prompter concept, PromPTZ. One of the first of its kind, attendees to the NAB show can visit the Tiffen Booth C8818 for details on the radical new development, ideal for networks and operations needing prompters for remote one-person studios. Tiffen President and CEO Steve Tiffen said of the new concept, “Listec Teleprompters’ versatility meets the needs of every type of prompting situation – from our Steadiprompt solution to the Promptware family that supports smartphones, tablets, ENG, to the new Entrée and now the PromPTZ.”

The flexibility of PromPTZ offers professional prompting capabilities in a compact setup for remote personnel; for example, at-home journalists or small facilities operating in remote locations, such as houses of worship. Thanks to its blended design, the Listec PromPTZ facilitates tremendous dialog and camera support for radio stations talk programs that also broadcast on air. The new Listec PromPTZ will work with wall- or tripod-mounted PTZ cameras.

Listec PromPTZ Feature Highlights Include:

• Versatile Mounting Options; Fixed wall mount and portable 100mm Ballhead solutions for nearly any PTZ camera or configuration.
• 70/30 Trapezoidal Mirror for clear viewing from 15 feet or more
• Compact design folds back when not in use
• Provides Remote Talent Teleprompting capabilities in ways never before available
• Light and portable – weighs less than 25 pounds

Request a Product Review Kit or Private Press Briefing at NAB 2013
Members of the media can contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com to request additional product information such as a press review kit, or if attending the NAB 2013 exhibition, set up a press appointment for a private product viewing.

About Listec
The name Listec has been associated with the Broadcast Industry since 1967. Listec is defined by its uncompromising standards and over the years has gained a reputation for innovation, the reliability of its product and ongoing commitment to its customers.

About Tiffen
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Genustech® camera accessories, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry.

For more information on Tiffen, please visit: http://www.tiffen.com.

Tiffen is a registered trademark of The Tiffen Company. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Press Contacts
Anya Oskolkova
Zazil Media Group
(e) anya@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6559
(skype) anya.oskolkova

Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
(e) janice@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6595
(skype) janicedolan

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Dalet and BeTomorrow Collaborate to Facilitate Second Screen Viewing

New app that simplifies live and on-demand content production is featured at NAB 2013

Levallois-Perret, France – April 07, 2013 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters, has collaborated with BeTomorrow, a digital agency and developer of sports apps, to produce a new app that streamlines live game and on-demand content production for second screen audiences. The companies started the collaboration by developing a second screen app that focuses on tennis, which will be featured at the Dalet booth (SL4524) at NAB 2013. The app can also be repurposed for other types of sports.

Visitors to the Dalet booth will be able to see how easy it is to leverage all the rich media assets and structured metadata stored in the Dalet MAM in conjunction with the BeTomorrow tennis app to gain additional viewership from users of mobile devices during live games and events. Content such as highlights, camera angles or interviews not shown during broadcasts, and information about players can also be easily packaged for on-demand viewing by mobile viewers through the same app.

“This app illustrates very clearly how comprehensive Media Asset Management can open up many more business opportunities that can be executed easily. Without adding more resources, it’s possible to leverage produced content and metadata to embed second screen applications as part of the workflow,” says Raoul Cospen, director of marketing and business development, Dalet. “So it’s really about expanding live production in ways that enhance the consumer experience and garner more audience from second screen viewing.”

“Second screen applications are growing in importance as a way for broadcasters to win viewers on different platforms and to include the users as active participants in entertainment and sports programs,” added Sylvie Clin, CEO, BeTomorrow. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Dalet in this effort to help broadcasters optimize new opportunities more simply with apps that can easily become part of their ongoing workflow.”

About BeTomorrow
Created in 2002, BeTomorrow is an independent company designing and developing highly innovative online services aimed at new media such as Internet, mobile phones, TV and more. Its portfolio includes the products “LiveSailing” and “LiveSkipper” which are used by many of the major sailing races including the Olympics, the Vendée Globe or the Volvo Ocean Race. BeTomorrow invests in other sports such as fencing with the FIE mobile app. The company has also developed the game “RocketBird” which has 6 million downloads on Facebook and as many on mobile phones. The company also provides turnkey services for major accounts such as Orange, SFR, and Vodafone.

For more information on BeTomorrow, please visit www.betomorrow.com.

About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks. Dalet combines into a single system a robust and proven 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 and Sport 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 many 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, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission, Parliament of South Australia). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

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

Press Contact:
Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
(p) +1 617-817-6595
(e) Janice@zazilmediagroup.com

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Sports and Live Events Coverage Just Got Easier and More Cost-Effective with the Launch of Geevs Sports

Las Vegas, NV – April 7, 2013 – EditShare, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end workflow solutions, has announced a new addition to its Geevs family of broadcast servers designed to revolutionize the sports/live events market.

Geevs Sports is a new family of products offering a complete broadcast solution for sports coverage, which includes a Sports Replay server with an integrated multiviewer, an efficient tactile controller, and Sports Assistant – a web client for logging action during an event.

Geevs Sports represents a cost-effective, value-added package that is ideal for broadcasters, outside broadcast companies, in-stadium television producers and elite performance programs. The new products will be demonstrated for the very first time at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas (April 8-11, 2013), and are set to be the most cost-effective solutions within the entire industry.

Key Features:

• Multichannel HD server with four inputs and two outputs.
• Smooth replay of highlights with variable forward/reverse speeds and still mode.
• Integrated multiviewer displays on a single screen play and record channels with status, clip-name, tally and audio presence.
• Sports Replay controller – gives precise access to playlist functions with minimum keystrokes. Faster playlist creation and instant replay of any clip from multiple angles.
• Sports Assistant web-based client – logging events with pre-defined markers and sub-clips.
• With integration between Flow and Sports Replay, assistants can organize and edit clip lists in Flow Browse and prepare them for playback on air in Sports Replay.
• Capture and playback directly from Editshare central storage, where NLE editors and Flow users have access to both high-res and proxy files while the recording is in progress.

James Richings, EditShare’s managing director, believes the new product will fill a much-needed gap in the market. He said: “Geevs Sports offers a complete solution to professionals looking to improve their live events and sports coverage, and when compared to other systems available, it offers real competiveness in terms of features and price point. The cost-effectiveness of our products will appeal directly to those organizations and individuals who want the latest technology, flexibility and scalability you’d expect from an industry-leading product, but at a fraction of the cost.”

For more information, please visit www.editshare.com.

About EditShare
EditShare is the technology pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries.

EditShare’s groundbreaking products are designed to improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks – the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application (NLE).

Press Contact:
Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
(p) 617-817-6595
(e) Janice@zazlmediagorup.com

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Optical Vaults to Sell Hitachi-LG Data Storage Blu-Ray Disc Optical Archiving System Worldwide

Optical Vaults to Sell, Integrate, and Service Leading Optical Archival Digital
Storage Systems, Including Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS)

FOR RELEASE ON: MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

NAB 2013, Booth #C154

LAS VEGAS, NV – Optical Vaults, a leading optical digital storage technology and services company, today announced that the company has entered into a joint sales and marketing agreement in which Optical Vaults will sell and integrate the enterprise-class Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) Blu-ray Disc (BD) Optical Archiving System in the U.S. The two companies will demonstrate the recently released Optical Vaults BDL 500 Optical Archiving System at NAB in Las Vegas, today through Thursday, April 11th in Booth C154 of the Central Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Under terms of the joint sales and marketing agreement with HLDS, Optical Vaults will collaborate on sales and marketing opportunities with key accounts, particularly in the media and entertainment industry. The BDL 500 is the most advanced photonics-based archive library in the world, delivering a complete system comprised of the indusry’s leading BD drive, the leading bit-error rate of greater than 10 X -21 – which is far superior to that of tape-based systems – and the industry’s leading BD media. Power consumption for the BDL 500 is only 125 watts, which represents a significant advancement in energy reduction for archival customers. The BDL 500 can be configured to fit eight BD libraries in a single rack, which can be expanded serially, using additional servers.

“The archival storage market, particularly for video, represents tremendous opportunities for optical storage providers, and we are aligned with the leading technology and service firms in the industry,” said Bland McCartha, vice president of sales and marketing for Optical Vaults. “Our collaboration with HLDS is a milestone in how ‘big data’ archive solutions will be addressed, and we believe the timing is right for our joint effort in this market. We are pleased to be aligned with an enterprise-class optical library from the world’s largest manufacturer of optical disc drives.”

HLDS and Optical Vaults are addressing a market in 250 petabytes of archival data are created each year, with an average capacity per archive of 1 petabyte (1000 terabytes). The total worldwide capacity of the digital archive market is expected to grow almost 250% between 2013 and 2015, according to the Enterprise Strategy Group. According to the Information Storage Industry Consortium, archival storage revenues are growing at a 20% average, with the media & entertainment sector growing even more rapidly.

“We have a collaboration with Optical Vaults that we believe solidly answers our sales and marketing needs in the world’s largest media market for our Blu-ray archival system. Optical Vaults will help accelerate the sales and marketing of what we feel is an ideal long-life, secure system for media archive,” said Minho Choi, leader of the enterprise storage sales team for HLDS. “We believe that the archival market will grow rapidly in the next years, and we are well-positioned to take share.”

ABOUT OPTICAL VAULTS
Optical Vaults is a leader in optical data storage solutions, working with best-in-class technology companies to deliver innovative systems for customers with large archival storage requirements. For more information, visit the company web site at www.opticalvaults.com.

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Lowel Light Gives Image Makers More Creative Options With Brand New SlimLight Kits

New compact kits offer shooters highly portable on-location lighting with industry-leading Rifa, Pro and Blender lighting technology
 
Las Vegas, NV – April 7, 2013 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacture of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture, and broadcast markets, is now shipping the brand new Lowel® SlimLight™ Rifa Blender and Lowel SlimLight Rifa Pro Kits. Combining the popular Rifa eX 44 with the Lowel Blender LED (SlimLight Rifa Blender) and the 200W Pro-light (Lowel SlimLight Rifa Pro), Lowel has created one of the industry’s most portable and powerful lighting kits. “The new SlimLight Rifa Blender and SlimLight Rifa Pro Kits are perfect for today’s large-sensor DSLRs and compact digital cinema cameras in situations where you are running into the city to do a quick interview, doing doc work, or shooting a video podcast for a client,” says Jem Schofield, producer and educator, theC4. “All are extremely portable, extremely flexible, and provide a complete solution for small shoots.
 
The demands on image makers are immense, and Lowel Light is committed to providing them the outstanding lighting technology to realize their projects at the highest quality and with greatest convenience. The SlimLight Kits let you do more with less, without any compromise,” comments Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company.
 
Attendees to the NAB 2013 Exhibition can visit the Tiffen booth (8818) to see first-hand the new Lowel SlimLight Kits.
 
About the SlimLight Kits Lighting Capabilities
For fast setups and beautiful light quality, nothing surpasses the Lowel Rifa. Its smooth, soft light and fast 60-second setup makes beautiful results easy to achieve. The Lowel Blender’s tungsten & daylight LED’s blend quickly and easily to match the mixed light sources of your real world location, or create a contrasting color mix to make your subject stand out. With the efficiency of the LED Blender, a SlimLight three-light kit draws only 232 watts.
 
The compact, focusable Lowel Pro-light gives an exquisite, even light with Fresnel-like shadow quality, evenly dispersed flood, and a uniform spot with significant barndoor cut. Its compact size makes it the perfect low-level key or accent light, fill light (with diffusion), or back-light for interviews and other small shooting areas.
 
Each kit contains a 200W Rifa eX 44 dedicated tungsten-halogen softlight, matched with either compact color mixing Lowel Blender LED(s), or focusable tungsten-halogen 200W Pro-light(s), plus Uni TO Stands, all in our popular Slim Litebag. For more information on SlimLight Kit specifications, please visit http://www.lowel.com/SlimLightKits.html.
 
The Lowel SlimLight Kits are available through Lowel dealers worldwide.
 
Request a Product Review Kit or Private Press Briefing at NAB 2013
Members of the media can contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com to request additional product information such as a press review kit or, if attending the NAB 2013 exhibition, set up a press appointment for a private product viewing.
 
About Tiffen
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® Light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Genustech® camera accessories, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry.
 
For more information on Tiffen, please visit: http://www.tiffen.com.
 
Tiffen is a registered trademark of The Tiffen Company. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
 
Press Contacts
Anya Oskolkova
Zazil Media Group
(e) anya@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6559
(skype) anya.oskolkova
 
Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
(e) janice@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6595
(skype) janicedolan
 
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Listec Entrée Teleprompter Series Gives Small-Budget Productions a Professional Dialog Workflow For On-Air Broadcasts

The Tiffen Company brings its new line of professional, lightweight, portable on-camera teleprompters to NAB 2013 (booth C8818)

Las Vegas, NV – April 7, 2013 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, is demonstrating for the first time, the brand new Listec Entrée Teleprompters EN-08 8-inch and EN-10 10-inch models at the NAB 2013 exhibition on booth C8818. Available today through the Tiffen International Dealer Network, the new Listec series provides professional-quality prompting in a compact, easy-to-assemble portable kit. Ideal for location shoots, small studios, schools, talking heads and insert stages, the budget-friendly Listec Entrée line of professional teleprompters works with ENG lenses up to 105mm, professional compact video and DSLR cameras.

Listec Entrée Feature Highlights Include:

• Supports composite video
• Readable up to 15 feet
• Compact folding hood with Side Shades
• Easy transport in a compact case – 16.5 lbs / 7 kg total weight
• Quick and easy assembly
• Sliding camera mounting plate
• Lens opening 4.9” x 4.3” (125.9mm x 110mm)
• Trapezoidal 70/30 coated mirror

“The new Listec Entree series is a phenomenal value and a tremendous professional telemprompter option for those who do on-location productions or are working with small studio budgets,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “The price-performance of the Entrée line opens doors for many who wanted to incorporate professional dialog broadcast tools such as Listec into the workflow, but had not because of portability or budget, maybe even both. The Listec Entrée provides them with the time-tested technology that will enhance any on-air broadcast at a price point they can afford.”

For complete specifications on the new Listec Entrée series, please visit the Tiffen website.

Request a Product Review Kit or Private Press Briefing at NAB 2013
Members of the media can contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com to request additional product information such as a press review kit, or if attending the NAB 2013 exhibition, set up a press appointment for a private product viewing.

About Listec
The name Listec has been associated with the Broadcast Industry since 1967. Listec is defined by its uncompromising standards and over the years has gained a reputation for innovation, the reliability of its product and ongoing commitment to its customers.

About Tiffen
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for over 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Genustech® camera accessories, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry.

For more information on Tiffen, please visit: http://www.tiffen.com.

Tiffen is a registered trademark of The Tiffen Company. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Press Contacts
Anya Oskolkova
Zazil Media Group
(e) anya@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6559
(skype) anya.oskolkova

Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
(e) janice@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6595
(skype) janicedolan

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