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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for UltraStudio 4K

Fremont, CA – June 6, 2013 – Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular UltraStudio 4K to US$995.

UltraStudio 4K is the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt capture and playback solution that features 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections so it can work in Ultra HD and 4K video formats. UltraStudio 4K is a compact and attractive single rack unit design with a wide range of rear connectors for almost any type of video and audio connection available. The front panel is a machined aluminum design that features an integrated color LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons. UltraStudio 4K is attractive so it’s perfect for desktop as well as rack mount use. UltraStudio 4K can take advantage of long Thunderbolt cables that can be up to 30 meters away from the host computer.

Thunderbolt technology enables UltraStudio 4K to offer high enough speed for true Ultra HD and 4K capture and playback which is 4 times the resolution of regular HD 1080 video. The product includes 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analog component/s-video/composite, as well as balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K is also perfect for 3D workflow as it features both interleaved/side by side and dual stream capture and playback. Interleaved 3D allows the left and right eye to be interleaved as fields into a single video connection and file, so customers can edit using current editing software.

UltraStudio 4K includes the latest advanced video technologies available. UltraStudio 4K features dual link 6G-SDI so it can capture and playback Ultra HD and 4K video as well as use the dual links for advanced 4:4:4 as well as dual stream stereoscopic 3D where 3D capture and playback is done via two independent channels.

With SDI, HDMI and analog video capture and playback, combined with balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio, UltraStudio 4K lets customers connect to all decks, cameras and monitors! UltraStudio 4K instantly switches between SD, HD, 2K, Ultra HD and 4K, so is the ideal solution for all post production and broadcast users when working on design, editing, paint, color correction and effects tasks.

“We designed the UltraStudio 4K to be a modern Thunderbolt video capture and playback solution that included the most advanced 6G-SDI and Ultra HD video technology, while combining an extremely attractive rack mount design with every type of video and audio connection available,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design! “Now, with this new affordable price, UltraStudio 4K is now available to smaller studios on the tightest budgets. With UltraStudio 4K, customers get the most feature rich and attractively designed solution for their editing, broadcast design and color correction work without any limitations!”

UltraStudio 4K Key Features
Dual Link 6G-SDI (6 Gb/s SDI) connections, for SD, HD up to 1080p60, 2K, Ultra HD and 4K.
HDMI in and out, supports SD and HD formats up to 1080p60, frame packing 3D, Ultra HD and 4K.
Component SD/HD analog in and out.
2 channel balanced analog audio in and out. Additional RCA HiFi audio in.
2 channel AES/EBU unbalanced audio in and out.
Timecode in and out on XLR connectors
Genlock/tri-sync input.
Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control.
Supports uncompressed 8/10 bit and compressed video capture and playback.
Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and frame packing 3D via HDMI.
Includes hardware up down and cross conversion on playback.
Includes hardware SD and HD keying.
Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows computers with Thunderbolt™.
Supports Avid Media Composer™, Final Cut Pro X™ , Adobe Premiere™ Pro, AutoDesk Smoke™, Adobe Photoshop™, Adobe After Effects™, DaVinci Resolve 9 and more.
Availability and Price
UltraStudio 4K is available now for US$995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video and audio monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration products for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including the worlds first 6G-SDI technology, stereoscopic 3D, Ultra HD and 4K workflows and more. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check

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Alford Media Services Expands Portfolio of Riedel Equipment

GLENDALE, Calif. — June 4, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Alford Media Services, supplier of event technology support to corporate clients across the United States, has upgraded and expanded its portfolio of Riedel equipment. With this investment, Alford has increased both its capacity for providing complete top-quality event communications systems and its ability to offer comprehensive training for new and existing users of Riedel gear.

“Riedel Communications offers flexible, state-of-the-art intercom solutions that address our customers’ requirements for performance, audio quality, and ease of deployment,” said Rich Tate, director of creative support at Alford Media Services. “We strive constantly to maintain versatile and highly efficient solutions that can be configured quickly and easily to support high-end corporate events, and our new Riedel gear meets this test very well.”

Alford has continued to systematically upgrade its inventory with a comprehensive range of Performer digital partyline intercom systems, Artist digital matrix intercom systems, and related control panels and stations, split boxes, interfaces, beltpacks, and headsets. Making these systems available from its Coppell, Texas facilities, the company offers yet another U.S. source for Riedel gear rental and training. “Alford is an extraordinary rental company that not only has invested in and supported our products, but has also taken on the task of making product training a priority for its staff and clients,” said Patti Gunnell, Riedel entertainment solutions manager, North America.

“We are seeing rising demand for our products in markets around the world, and the U.S. is no exception,” said Christopher Street, general manager, North America at Riedel Communications. “Alford’s expansion and upgrade of its Riedel systems will make it easier for U.S. companies in the corporate space to take advantage of our renowned communications technologies, and its ramped-up training capabilities will ensure the availability of freelance operators who are familiar with our intercom product lines.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at

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About Alford Media Services
Alford Media Services is a nationally recognized event technology support company providing audio, video, lighting, and show coordination services for a wide range of clientele. We bring together a group of dedicated professionals with years of experience in the audio-video industry to provide solutions to customers worldwide.

Our goal is to be the best (not necessarily the biggest) event technology support company in the country. To achieve that goal we believe we must provide the best in personnel, equipment, and value. We have a burning desire to excel — on showsite, at the office, and in life. We believe true success cannot be achieved without the sincere outpouring of goodwill towards our employees, our clients, and our community. From a one-day company meeting to a touring extravaganza, we work to exceed your expectations every time. Learn more at

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Testronic Supports Voluntary Industry Agreement to Improve Energy Consumption of Complex Set-Top Boxes in the EU

Global Testing Leader Helps DTV Industry Push for Eco-Friendly Power Consumption

DIEPENBEEK, BELGIUM - Testronic Labs - the global leader in quality assurance, compliance, and certification services for consumer electronics, film and television, games, and enterprise - has been commissioned to enable standards and reporting for the Voluntary Industry Agreement (VIA). VIA was designed to support the achievement of the EU Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the reduction of the potential environmental impact of Complex Set-Top Boxes (CSTBs). Testronic is working closely with CSTB service providers, equipment manufacturers, software providers, and component manufactures to support the goals of the VIA and help companies adhere to the terms of the agreement. The objective of the VIA, and the intention of the agreement signatories, is to move the industry and the devices that are central to it, towards environmentally sound practices which will ultimately be beneficial to consumers and other end users.

The VIA reflects an industry-wide commitment to reducing the potential environmental impact of CSTBs. Major European DTV operators are among the many signatories drawn from the spectrum of the CSTB industry, committed to achieving rapid and effective implementation of the VIA, while continuing to invest in and develop "best of class" CSTB products. It was important to include every step of the DTV ecosystem in the discussion, as the design of set-top boxes and other devices, as well as middleware applications, are all crucial to the effort.

As part of the VIA, every signatory submits the results of a series of tests, which are audited and reported by the industry group. The audits and reports are the core of the self-regulation project, and drive ongoing improvements in environmentally friendly business practices and products. Testronic, based on their exemplary track record and knowledge of the industry, has been asked to execute industry audits, which was managed by the Independent inspector. Testronic is the only company that can support all signatories with testing services for the VIA.

Johan Craeybeckx, CTO of Testronic, stated, "We have been happy to be involved with this project from the very early stages. It not only speaks to Testronic's core capabilities, but it is the right thing to do. This VIA has put a strong foot forward to ensuring that the DTV industry is an environmentally friendly one. We are delighted to support these efforts and enjoy the opportunity to work with so many of our close colleagues at the many companies involved in the initiative."

About Testronic Labs
Testronic's high standards have been protecting clients and safeguarding the consumer experience since 1998. As the leading global provider of quality assurance, compliance, and localization services for a notable array of industries; including media, entertainment, games, education, e-commerce and consumer electronics, Testronic Labs ensures efficient and secure delivery of the highest quality consumer deliverables. Based in Burbank, CA; London, UK; Diepenbeek, Belgium; Warsaw, Poland; and Tokyo, Japan, Testronic Labs offers an unparalleled history of next-generation innovation and service excellence across the entire digital media industry. For further information, visit

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Auralex® Offers ProGO™ Stand-Mounted Absorbers

— ProGO™s offer contractors and system integrators a portable, highly effective acoustical treatment solution —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JUNE 4, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, offers its new ProGO™ Stand-Mounted Absorbers.

Auralex’s new ProGO baffle is a portable, lightweight and highly efficient absorber that’s effective on stage, in the classroom, in home theaters, in hi-fi listening spaces, in the studio and more. ProGO is short for Professional Gobo (a gobo is a freestanding acoustical treatment device usually used in studios), but clients shouldn’t let the name limit their thinking about this highly adaptable device. This portable absorber consists of a custom, two-sided ProPanel™ assembly fitted into a custom black melamine-laminated base that can be outfitted with optional casters for increased portability.

The ProGO, available in 2′x6′x8″ or 4′x4′x8″ configurations, rests in the included floorstand and is easily moved to accommodate any setup. It’s perfect for controlling early reflections and is also highly effective as a bass trap when stood across a room’s corners. The ProGO is an ideal solution for any space where boundary-mounted acoustical treatments might not be desirable.

The ProGO can be used to minimize sound leakage between instruments, amps and vocalists during recording sessions or live performances while retaining line of sight with performers. Users will be able to dial in just the right amount of room ambience by varying the position and number of ProGOs, and can quickly put together an enclosed booth within a larger space by utilizing multiple ProGOs in an array. Contractors and system integrators involved in the house-of-worship market will find ProGOs particularly useful for clients working with multiple worship and music styles.


Portable absorption treatment
Reduces excessive reverberation
Minimize sound leakage
ProGO is expandable for a wide variety of applications
Available in 12 Fabric colors to match any décor.

ProGO Absorbers are now available in both 2′ x 6′ and 4′ x 4′ models with optional casters. For more information, please visit

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Red Giant Ships PluralEyes® 3.2 for Windows


Industry’s Most Trusted Audio/Video Syncing Tool Now Available for Windows



Portland, OR (June 6, 2013) Red Giant today announced the release of PluralEyes® 3.2 for Windows, a new update to the industry’s most trusted audio/video syncing software. PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows automates audio and multi-camera video synchronization in seconds instead of days, giving videographers and filmmakers edit-ready footage without clappers or timecode. Its new interface and faster workflow revolutionize the post-production process for a faster setup with less gear, and greater control and confidence in the sync.


Red Giant has integrated PluralEyes and DualEyes features to create a standalone application that supports a broad range of professional filmmaking workflows, cameras, file formats and codecs. The new PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is available for one price and with one serial number.


“With the highly anticipated release of PluralEyes for Windows, Red Giant is rounding out a great set of tools for filmmakers on both platforms,” said Andrew Little, president and co-founder of Red Giant. “Applications like PluralEyes, Magic Bullet and now BulletProof, are all solving essential needs of today’s filmmakers at just about every point on their daily workflow – from on set to post.”


Joe Gunawan, an editor with, has been testing PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows and had this to say: “Whether you are a professional or enthusiast, PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is an essential productivity tool. PluralEyes is now easier, faster, more accurate, and works better than ever before!”


The new release of PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is a free update for existing customers, and offers a number of new benefits including:


  • Full support for Windows systems, and now imports/exports its timeline with Sony Vegas Pro;


  • PluralEyes 3.2 turn post from tedious to lightning-fast, with performance specs up to 20x quicker than PluralEyes 2, and hundreds of times faster than synchronizing the old-fashioned way;


  • A brand new timeline with visual feedback, giving filmmakers and videographers confidence watching the sync happen in real time. Users can also identify problems before they happen, and get some geek excitement by watching the sync occur in real time;


  • Red Giant has integrated DualEyes features to create a standalone PluralEyes 3 application. Now users can sync footage before going into an editing platform;


  • “Do It For Me” workflow enables PluralEyes to do the heavy lifting, when adding a group of clips as ‘Takes,’ PluralEyes decides their relationship while it’s syncing;


  • New touch-up tools like Two-Up View and Synchronize Pair of Clips save time by adjusting the sync on-the-fly, offering you a full quality control step before the creative editing.


Pricing and Availability

PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is available immediately and priced at $199.00 for new customers, and as a free update for PluralEyes 3 customers. PluralEyes 2 and DualEyes customers can upgrade to PluralEyes 3.2 for $79.00 USD. Note: This is a free upgrade for those customers who purchased PluralEyes 2 and DualEyes after March 17, 2012.


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The Red Pledge

Red Pledge is Red Giant’s commitment to customer happiness, with no purchasing hassles. Learn about the Red Pledge guarantee at


About Red Giant 

Founded in 2002, Red Giant ( creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at



PESA to Promote Audio Router Solutions with Conversion Options at InfoComm 2013

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase its Series-C DRS small-scale companion audio router systems at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 2958), which runs June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. Based on PESA’s established DRS distributed audio signal processing technology, Series-C frames are available in two sizes, providing the same high-end features in a compact package.

The Series-C64 supports mono audio up to 64×64 and AES audio up to 32×32 in a 1 RU frame, while the Series-C128 supports mono audio up to 128×128 and AES audio up to 64×64 in 2 RU. Both sizes offer several models of audio routing connectivity solutions for analog and digital formats. Analog frames support both mono and stereo audio and are offered in either 6-pin pluggable or ELCO connector styles. Digital frames can support AES-110 in 6-pin pluggable or ELCO, while AES-75 is connected using a 75 Ohm BNC.

In addition to traditional I/O connections for mono, stereo, AES-110, and AES-75 signals, Series-C audio frames offer optional conversion capabilities allowing analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog, and digital-to-digital conversion. Both the Series-C64 and C128 offer analog audio input signals for mono or stereo that can be converted to AES outputs over 75 Ohm coax. Conversely, AES-75 coaxial inputs can be converted to either analog stereo or mono audio outputs. AES-110 digital audio inputs can be converted to AES-75 coaxial outputs.

Each DRS Series-C frame includes an on-board frame control/power supply module to operate as a secondary level in PESA’s video frame small-scale system control hardware. Features include the ability to set gain, delay, L/R sum, L/R swap, and breakaway. Internal generator options include silence, sweep tone, white noise, or pink noise. Gain adjustments are done independently in 0.1dB increments on each input or output up to +/- 6dB. Audio delay is set independently on both inputs and outputs, with options to set the delay in restricted or unrestricted modes. Unrestricted allows adjustments up to 0.341 ms (>10 NTSC frames) on each input and output. Restricted mode provides up to 1.365 seconds (>40 NTSC frames) on a limited number of I/O.

Series-C frames feature front load, hot swappable card sets, and include space for an optional redundant frame control/power supply module. Plus, all Series-C units are compatible with PESA’s Cattrax™ graphical user control interface, which supports comprehensive configuration, diagnostics, and monitoring of the full line of PESA router frames. The software, installed on a host PC running the Windows® operating system, communicates via an Ethernet port located on each router.

Designed to operate as companion audio routers to the Cougar or Jaguar video frames, Series-C DRS frames create a complete audio/video/control router configuration. The systems provide a full suite of signal management for production studios, editing suites, and compact live production vans.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners. Follow us on Twitter @PESA_ONLINE.

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Matrox Convert DVI Plus Offered at the New Low Price of $995

HD-SDI scan converter with genlock and region-of-interest (ROI) support seamlessly incorporates computer signals into video productions

Matrox® Video today announced the immediate availability of the Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converter with genlock and ROI support at the new low price of $995 US (€799, £649).

Matrox Convert DVI Plus lets broadcasters easily and economically incorporate content from computers, iPads and iPhones into broadcast programs. In addition, it can be used to drive projectors and large displays at live events. Matrox Convert DVI Plus is ideal for creating broadcast-quality video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, FaceTime, ProPresenter, PowerPoint and web browsers. The ROI feature lets the user define any region of any size from the computer display and output just that content at the required broadcast resolution. If the selected area doesn’t match the output resolution, Matrox Convert DVI Plus provides high-quality horizontal and vertical upscaling and downscaling. The unit can be genlocked to an SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock source. Proc amp controls on the output let the user adjust the hue, chroma, saturation, and brightness levels.

“Convert DVI Plus has been field proven in demanding broadcast and live production environments around the world over the last two years,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager at Matrox. “Users appreciate its high-quality output and scaling that lets them seamlessly incorporate computer content into their video productions as well as the advanced features, ease of use, and reliability they have come to expect from Matrox products.”

Price and availability
Priced at $995 US (€799, £649) not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox Convert DVI Plus is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.

About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit

Adorama Now Offering the Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor

With 1280×800 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and HDMI input/output, the newly enhanced field monitor is the perfect companion to all video-capable DSLR or HD camcorders

New York, NY – June 5, 2013 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, introduces the new and improved Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor to its extensive collection of HDSLR tools. Besting others in this category at a significantly low cost, the compact and lightweight field monitor offers five times the image size of a typical 3” on-camera LCD plus impressive 1280×800 pixel resolution, enabling extra-precise focusing and framing. The Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor offers a native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio ideal for shooting in HD or full HD, with instant switching between black-bordered and full-screen display; it can be set to bordered 4:3 when necessary. The field monitor also features full HDMI input and output and 1:1 pixel mapping, which displays a magnified view at the camera’s actual pixel resolution.

Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor Highlight Features Include:

• 400 cd/m2 brightness and an exceptional 800:1 contrast ratio delivers rich, highly accurate color
• Wide viewing-angle (178 degrees horizontally and 178 degrees vertically) allows anyone on a shoot to see the live image clearly from wherever they’re standing
• Metal shell housing provides great protection from the elements and adds a level of display stability
• Eight LED-illuminated buttons, including four [F1-F2] with assignable functions, enable one-touch operation and intuitive onscreen menu navigation
• A headphone jack, a small mono speaker, a three-way power switch, and three 1/4-inch accessory/tripod bushings

The Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor Ships With:

• A foldable, clip-on sun hood which doubles as a screen protector
• A mini ball-head shoe mount bracket for flexible camera-top positioning
• A snap-on battery plate (battery optional)
• AC power adapter
• HDMI camera cable

Visit the Adorama Learning Center to learn how to use accessories such as field monitors to achieve perfectly exposed and focused videos.

Visit the Adorama website to discover more competitively priced professional video accessories from Flashpoint including clapboards, microphone flags, and viewfinders.

Pricing and Availability
The Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor is available now for 400 USD and ships for free (7-10 day delivery) when ordered online at The field monitor is also available at the Adorama superstore located at 42 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011.

Flashpoint is Adorama’s in-house brand, featuring high quality photo and video accessories and gear, such as the Flashpoint 7” LED Field Monitor, at price points lower than competing name brands such as JVC and Marshall Electronics.


ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 30 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in video channels such as the popular AdoramaTV.

Adorama is listed as’s “Best of the Web” and in the Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Photo and Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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Flashpoint 7" LED Field Monitor and accessories

Flashpoint 7" LED Field Monitor and accessories

Orad to Showcase New Broadcast Graphics, Video Server and MAM Solutions at Broadcast Asia 2013

June 6, 2013 – Orad, leaders in broadcast graphic and server solutions, will present industry-leading broadcast solutions at Broadcast Asia 2013 held in Singapore from June 18-21, on stands 5A5-10 and 4B2-24. From video server solutions for sports productions to powerful broadcast graphics solutions for all types of productions, Orad solutions offer seamless interoperability, providing broadcasters with capabilities to streamline productions and maximize productivity and broadcast workflows. The Orad product lineup at Broadcast Asia 2013 features the newest video server, broadcast graphic and MAM solutions, including: PowerWall high resolution video wall solution, Morpho 3D character generator, Radio TV for visualising radio programs over the internet, PlayMaker slow motion replay server, VJ production server, and News Hub fast turnaround news production system.

Leveraging the Orad HDVG4 platform, PowerWall is a turnkey system for video walls that provides up to 16k resolution output from a single four rack-unit system. Whether the productions are news, entertainment, sports or elections, the Orad PowerWall can be integrated into the video wall production workflow easily.

Morpho, Orad’s real-time, 3D character generator, offers unparalleled creation and playout capabilities from a single user interface. Powerful 3D real-time graphics rendering, smart graphic design tools, and flexible playout capabilities are all packed together, offering an efficient and easy workflow. Some of Morpho’s new features include: dual-channel (PGM/PGM) option, 3D transitions, custom effects creation, support for object grouping inside pages, single character text effects, and connection to social networks.

RadioTV is a complete solution that visualizes radio programming by broadcasting the radio talent, real-time 3D graphics and promos as a multi-camera production. RadioTV is an automated solution that utilizes unique audio detection software to identify the talent’s voice and determines which cameras should be on air. New to Broadcast Asia is RadioTV’s clickable video, a unique feature that enables URL links to be embedded as hotspots within the scene.

PlayMaker, the SD/HD slow motion video server, meets the challenges of live sports productions with eight I/O channels of multi-format ingest, synchronized slow motion replay, and powerful yet simple-to-use fast editing tools.

VJ provides a tapeless workflow from ingest to playout. Ideal for news, live events, soaps, talk shows and other studio productions, VJ’s flexible design supports up to eight channels that can be arranged in different in/out configurations. VJ ingests feeds from a wide range of sources including satellite, VTRs and cameras, and stores them as video clips. These clips are seamlessly exported to industry-standard non-linear editors and, once edited, are imported back to VJ for immediate playout. VJ supports commonly used codecs for fast turnaround productions and post-production workflows, including Panasonic’s DVCPRO, DVCPRO-HD, Avid’s DNxHD, and major wrappers such as QuickTime and MXF.

Orad’s new News Hub is a cost-effective, easy to use, tapeless workflow solution for news operations. News Hub is a scalable solution, ideal for all news operations, whether small or large. News Hub offers a rich and wide-ranging feature set all from one turnkey system.

To book a demo or for more information, please contact:

About Orad Hi-Tec Systems
Orad Hi-Tec Systems is a world-leading provider of real-time 3D broadcast graphic and video server solutions including news, channel branding, sports production and enhancement, elections and special events, virtual studios, and virtual advertisement. Orad’s compelling solutions streamline production workflow, enhance viewer experience, and improve production value. Founded in 1993, Orad is a public company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (OHT). More information is available at

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ORAD Hi-Tec Systems Ltd
Ofir Benovici
Vice President Marketing

Dalet Completes News Galleries at the BBC North Studios and New Broadcasting House Complex

Paris, France – June 5, 2013 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of news, sports, radio and MAM software solutions and services for content producers, announced today that Dalet Professional Services has completed the integration of two multi-studio/gallery news automation systems at MediaCity UK in Salford and at the New Broadcasting House complex in London.

The two projects were awarded with Dalet as prime contractor in conjunction with partners Mosart Medialab A.S. and IBM (UK) LTD. Dalet supplied software, hardware and Professional Services for deployment of the seven galleries, which incorporate Mosart Newscast Automation, the Dalet Dashboard monitoring system, and IBM servers.

“The BBC is respected around the world for its high standards, and we are pleased to have won this important, forward-thinking project. Dalet has proven expertise in executing large, multi-system integrations in mission-critical environments such as this W1 deployment. Our Professional Services team adheres to the highest standards of project management practices and has worked closely with the customer and our technology partners, Mosart and IBM, to ensure absolute success,” said Chris Wright, general manager Dalet UK.

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 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.

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