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Guangzhou Opera House Chooses L-ACOUSTICS Systems

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GUANGZHOU, China — Located in the new city of Pearl River, the Guangzhou Opera House has become one of China’s three biggest theatres. Constructed from 12,000 tons of steel on a 750,000-square-foot site, the Opera House includes an 1800-seat theatre as well as a smaller 400-seat venue. Both have been equipped with L-ACOUSTICS sound reinforcement systems supplied by Chinese distributor Rightway Audio Consultants and installed by contractor Leifull Light and Sound Enterprises. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTS INDUSTRY VETERAN JERRY ANTONELLI AS ACCOUNT MANAGER, SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA

jerry antonelli — Former Territory Sales Manager for Digidesign in Southern California will address the needs of the recording and post production community, thereby expanding GC Pro’s presence in those market sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 16, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Jerry Antonelli as a GC Pro Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks location. In his new position, Antonelli will draw on his three decades of experience in the professional audio market to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio/recording and post production market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director, Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

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Cobalt Digital Keeps Quality Up as Prices Drop On Distribution Amplifiers for OpenGear

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MANUFACTURER ADJUSTS PRICING TO HELP END-USERS MEET BUDGET RESTRAINTS IN RECOVERING ECONOMY

(Urbana, IL, August 12, 2010) – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com) has announced a dramatic price reduction on its range of 3G/HD/SD distribution amplifiers for openGear™. Effective immediately, the distribution amplifiers will be available at an average of 50% off the former cost and will start at $399. openGear is the next generation standard that handles video and audio processing cards from multiple manufacturers in the same frame. more

WAVES AUDIO INTRODUCES W43 NOISE REDUCTION PLUGIN

w43 — Affordable and easy-to-use, W43 is inspired by the classic Cat. 43 hardware noise reduction tool —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 16, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, unveils the third processor in the Waves Post Production line, the W43 Noise Reduction Plugin. Inspired by the classic, long-out-of-production Cat. 43 hardware noise reduction tool, Waves’ new W43 builds upon the legacy of this hard-to-find unit that has been a post production favorite for decades. Ambient noise like hiss, hum, traffic noise, wind and air conditioning can all wreak havoc on a dialogue track, but with the Waves W43 plugin, they’re a thing of the past. The W43 delivers high-quality, minimal artifact multiband noise reduction like the original hardware, while adding all the advantages of software. more

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Cobalt Digital to Introduce Fusion3G for OpenGear at IBC 2010

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UP/DOWN/CROSS CONVERSION AND FRAME SYNC – FUSION3G 9901-UDX

(Urbana, IL, August 2, 2010) – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com) will launch their new range of 3 Gigabit-capable Fusion3G™ cards for openGear™ for the first time in Europe at IBC 2010, Stand 8.A94. The openGear format takes application flexibility to new levels with its ability to handle 3G/HD/SD video processing cards, plus audio processing cards, from multiple manufacturers in the same frame. more

Cobalt Digital to Introduce European Market to +LM Audio Loudness Meter System at IBC 2010

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IBC Stand 8.A94

VERSATILE AND FLEXIBLE SOLUTION FOR INGEST OR ON-AIR LOUDNESS METERING AND ASSESSMENT TO BE DEMONSTRATED IN STAND 8.A94

(Urbana, IL, August 6, 2010) — Cobalt Digital has announced plans to demonstrate its new +LM Audio Loudness Meter system for the first time in Europe at IBC 2010 (Stand 8.A94). The versatile software programme, developed for use with both the new Fusion3G™ and 9000 Compass series cards for openGear™, provides a flexible, comprehensive solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering and assessment. The openGear format handles cards from multiple manufacturers in the same frame. more

Haivision Makito(TM) H.264 HD Encoder Supports Immersive 3D HD Neurosurgery Training Model at St. Vincent

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Aug. 18, 2010 — Haivision Network Video today announced that it has collaborated with TrueVision(R), the leader in digital 3D visualization for microsurgery, to enable a unique 3D “Video over IP” streaming solution at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Krisht is using the Haivision Makito(TM) H.264 HD encoder along with a TrueVision TrueWare(TM) 7.0 3D visualization system and TrueZoom(TM) 3D surgical camera to stream real-time microsurgery images to remote conferencing centers for teaching staff and clinicians around the world. The system debuted at the International Durability and Efficiency in Microneurosurgery Conference. more

Cobalt Digital’s Fusion3G For OpenGear To Include Series of Embedders/De-Embedders & Frame Syncs

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IBC Stand 8.A94

NEW RANGE TO BE SHOWN FOR FIRST TIME IN EUROPE AT IBC 2010

(Urbana, IL, August 2, 2010) – Cobalt Digital’s (www.CobaltDigital.com) new range of 3 Gigabit-capable Fusion3G™ cards for openGear™ will be shown for the first time in Europe at IBC 2010 and will include a series of Embedders / De-Embedders and Frame Syncs. The openGear format handles cards from multiple manufacturers in the same frame. Cobalt’s Embedders / De-Embedders and Frame Syncs will be demonstrated on Stand 8.A94 alongside other new products from the manufacturer’s Fusion3G range. more

Matrox Convert DVI Now with Support for Windows 7 and an Advanced Set-up Mode for 50fps Broadcast

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Matrox Video Products Group today announced new features for Matrox Convert DVI, an SD/HD SDI scan converter with genlock priced at just $995 US. Matrox Convert DVI lets broadcasters easily and economically take the computer-based content that is quickly becoming a key part of the nightly news to air. It’s ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. New features in release 2.0 include support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit operating systems) and an advanced set-up mode that lets users configure Convert DVI with 50 Hz EDIDs (Extended Display Identification Data) to maximize output quality for 50fps broadcast. more

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Yamaha Audioversity Hot!

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Nashville,Tenn.—Over 475 audio professionals braved the high heat and humidity in Nashville to attend the first Audioversity two-day event held by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS). End user customers, A/V integrators and consultants, students, house of worship audio staff, Yamaha dealers and NEXO reps, all agreed Yamaha Audioversity was an event not to be missed with many wishing it lasted a third day. Day one ended with a southern “back lot? barbeque and concert by rising Nashville star, Erika Jo. more

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