Press Releases For : July 14, 2008

AKG Provides Top Class Products For Young Talents At The Annual AES Student Competition In Amsterdam

Underscoring its commitment to engineering education and reaffirming its support of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), AKG provided two of the top performing students in the 2008 Annual Student Competition of the AES Convention with microphones and headphones as prizes for their academic achievement. The 2008 competition, held last month at the 124th Convention in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, featured the largest number of student participants to date. more…

Oh What A Night for Catalyst


Bristol based video, AV and digital content production specialists R2 Digital Productions Ltd purchased a high specification Catalyst digital media server from Projected Image Digital (PID) and 3 Sanyo projectors for the current Random Concerts touring production of “Oh What A Night”.

R2 Digital Productions Ltd, headed by Colin Rozee, are the tour’s technical co-ordinators. At the end of 2007, producer Stuart Littlewood was keen to replace some of the physical set with video and give the show – which has been on the road for 11 years – a bit of a contemporary twist.

He spoke to Rozee who advised that large projections would be a way to achieve this, by which time lighting designer Nigel Catmur had already come up with initial ideas for a projected set design containing 51 different sized projection windows mounted onto 3 large onstage flats. more…

Press Releases For : July 12, 2008


Ongoing expansion of the world’s leading audio company continues with new Audio Consoles, software and fist Video Content Control System.

OXFORD, ENGLAND, 10th July 2008 – On IBC Stand 12P.C28, Solid State Logic (SSL) the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals, will use IBC 2008 to highlight its rapidly expanding broadcast business featuring new developments in both audio and video. more…

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Press Releases For : July 11, 2008


nlvh1-classic.jpgNew York, NY – (July 10, 2008) — Northern Lights VFX Artist Chris Hengeveld recently handled VFX and post work on a comedic spot for VH1 Classic. Hengeveld partnered with VH1 Creative Director/Writer and long-time collaborator Micah Perta to add energy to the clay-animated spot.

“Hair Metalâ€? is a raucous homage to the glory days of the genre. The spot melds claymation with VFX to hilariously recapture the bygone era of skinny and shirtless men in spandex who can seriously shred! Against a backdrop of pyrotechnics and screaming fans, the claymation band members reach an epic crescendo — one strong enough to wake the heavy metal gods. Suddenly, their billowing hair begins to grow until the entire band becomes entangled and enveloped by a tangled mop of hair. more…

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Easy Upgrade to da Vinci Resolve® System Enables Milan’s Rumblefish to Expand Services

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — July 10, 2008 — da Vinci Systems today announced that Rumblefish, a pre- and post-production management company located in Milan, Italy, plans to upgrade its existing Resolve® DI digital imaging system to a Resolve R250 by adding two of da Vinci’s new high-performance C.O.R.E. (CUDA© Optimized Resolve Engine) processing engines. With the Resolve R250 system, Rumblefish is adding both breadth and depth to its client services, which include color grading and DI finishing of television commercials, music videos, documentaries, and feature films. more…

Sonnet Technologies IBC2008 Preview

IBC2008 Preview
Sonnet Technologies
Stand 7.J09

Company Background:

Sonnet Technologies, Inc. of Irvine, Calif., is a leader in providing local storage systems for professional users of Macintosh®, Windows®, and UNIX® systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. Since its founding in 1986, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh and industry-standard computers. Today, the company is a world-leading computer hardware upgrade company with a product line featuring a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable storage solutions, as well as a variety of performance-extending upgrade cards. More information is available at more…

Wohler IBC2008 Product Preview

Company Background:

Since its inception in 1987, Wohler Technologies’ video products division, PANORAMAdtv, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio and video monitoring solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. The San Francisco Bay Area-based company offers a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. More information is available at more…

Utah Scientific IBC2008 Product Preview

Utah Scientific
IBC2008 Product Preview
Stand 2.B20

Company Overview
Utah Scientific, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of analog, digital, and HDTV routing switchers, master control switchers, and related products including a full range of software for controlling and managing switching systems. The company has been serving the broadcast industry for 30 years with industry-leading products and best-in-class service and support as demonstrated by the industry’s best (10-year) warranty. Additional information about the company can be found at more…

Echolab IBC2008 Product Preview

Echolab IBC2008 Preview
Stand 11.D79

Company Background
Echolab, Inc. is a leading provider of video production switchers and tools that offer flexibility and on-air reliability for the production and distribution of digital media in a variety of formats. The company’s products include the Overture1â„¢ and Overture2â„¢ video production systems, MultiPlayMDâ„¢ multichannel instant-replay system, MegaKeyMDâ„¢ clip player/mixer/keyer, and Conductorâ„¢ control integration system, all of which provide functionality and ease of use critical to professional-quality production. Echolab is online at more…

Cinesite Creates Gritty, Realistic Visual Effects for HBO Iraq War Series Generation Kill

LONDON – Cinesite has completed all visual effects for the HBO mini-series Generation Kill, which will broadcast from July 13 on HBO in the United States. The seven-episode series is based upon the highly successful book by Evan Wright, which was published in 2004, and won the Los Angeles Times book award as well as several other prestigious prizes.

Cinesite created around 450 visual effects shots for the series, which is directed by Susanna White and Simon Cellan Jones. Visual Effects Supervisor for HBO was Adam McInnes and for Cinesite Dave Sewell and Stuart Partridge. Cinesite’s CG Supervisor was Stephane Paris. more…

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