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Chyron HyperX3 On-Air Graphics System Leveraged On Canada’s First 3D Hockey Broadcast

HyperX3 Adds Graphical Flare to Landmark 3D Broadcast of Canadiens vs Maple Leafs more

Panamax/Furman Joins RTI’s Integration Partner Program

New Two-Way Drivers Provide Seamless Integration of BlueBOLT(R)-Compatible M4315/4320-PRO Power Conditioners and MB1500 UPS Into RTI Control Systems more

LYNX Technik Hires Rainer Odwarka to Manufacturing Team and Henning Schmidt Takes on Product Management Role

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LYNX Technik AG, provider of signal processing solutions for the broadcast and professional AV industries, announces that Rainer Odwarka has joined its manufacturing team as Final Test and Quality Assurance Manager. more

Flyleaf Finds Innovative Uses for Soundcraft Digital Mixing Consoles on Their Current U.S. Tour

Platinum-selling rock band Flyleaf has been touring constantly in 2010, building upon the success of their Memento Mori and Flyleaf albums and hit songs like “Again,� “I’m So Sick� and “All Around Me.� Now on the second leg of Flyleaf’s “Unite and Fight� tour, Rich Caldwell (front of house engineer) and Sean Patrick (monitor engineer) rely on Soundcraft Vi6™ and Si3 digital mixing consoles, respectively.

“Earlier this year we were able to secure a production budget to carry consoles, so we started shopping for a desk to rent,� says Rich Caldwell, Flyleaf’s front of house engineer. “We wanted to go analog at the time, but it’s just not practical for a multi-band bill and limited trailer space. After several lengthy conversations with Vince Kapchinski, the owner of Backstage Sound and Lighting [of Bryan, Texas], we decided to take out the Vi6. He kept raving about how ‘analog’ the more

Logic Systems Deploys JBL SRX Subwoofers For Regional Entertainment Events

Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, a 20-year-old audio/video production company based in Valley Park, Missouri, continues to deploy JBL SRX728 subwoofers for events ranging from live concerts to presidential rallies across the Midwest. With a large arsenal of the subwoofers, owner Chip Self and his staff not only provide superior sound to the rental firm’s events, but also highlight the SRX728’s capabilities during local subwoofer technology workshops.

In his search for a subwoofer to replace his older, previous units, Self hoped to upgrade with a reliable, lightweight and durable loudspeaker that could be used for any venue or event. As an authorized JBL repair facility as well, Self had ever only seen one JBL SRX728 unit in for repair, which was ultimately how he was able to test it.

“The customer’s SRX728 impressed us because it was the first one we had ever seen come into our more

Mastermind Production Group Inc. Adds JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays to Rental Inventory

A growing audio/video/lighting contractor and event production company in southern California specializing in live events, installation, rentals and sales, Mastermind Production Group Inc. has added JBL VERTEC® subcompact line array loudspeakers to its roster of live sound equipment.

Recently, Mastermind purchased 18 JBL VERTEC VT4886 subcompact line array elements and nine VT4883 subcompact arrayable subwoofers to add to its rental inventory. Other JBL speakers in use by Mastermind include VRX932LA-1 Constant Curvature powered loudspeakers, eight 18-inch VRX918S subwoofers, SRX712M stage monitors, and AC25 speakers for use as area fill speakers. The company will be adding more VERTEC VT4886 and VT4883 speakers by the end of December.

“We are a regional sound company in Orange County, California. We pride ourselves on having great gear and doing great work,� said Chad Griswold, President of Mastermind Production Group Inc. “We do a lot of church and school events, functions for more

Soundcraft Studer Accelerates New Product Development

HARMAN’s Mixer business invests in new programme management skills to optimise new product development.

POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom – Soundcraft Studer has recruited Garry Blackmore, previously Programmes Manager at Xerox, to spearhead a wave of new product developments as part of its rapid growth strategy.

Garry has a background in research and development having worked on developing Xerox’s multifunction systems, and has a BSC in Computer Science. He also qualified as a Prince2 practitioner with experience in electronics design, software development, systems engineering and project management across the UK, USA and Asia.

“Garry joins us at a time when we are turning a performance corner, said head of HARMAN’s Mixer business Andy Trott (Vice President & General Manager, Mixing and Microphones & Headphones). “We have delivered the first two phases of our growth strategy and now aim to accelerate projects even faster. With Garry’s skills more

Kaufman Astoria Studios Helps grandMA2 Rock for “Today” Show

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NBC Today

When the lighting needs intensified for the Rockefeller Center outdoor concerts hosted by NBC’s “Today” show, Kaufman Astoria Studios provided a grandMA2 to handle lighting control duties. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

“Emmy Award winning Lighting designer Howie Strawbridge began getting into heavier lighting with ColorBlazes, Showguns and HMIs, and he wanted to start using the grandMA2,” says Kaufman Astoria vice president Mike Spera. “So we’ve been providing the board for concerts featuring Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Carole King. The grandMA2 not only controls Howie’s lighting but several DL3 projectors on the set, too.” Brian Davis is the board programmer.

When “Today” wraps its concert series in December the grandMA2, which has been housed at NBC in Rockefeller Center, will go back more

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Stage Research Updates Light Shop as New Website Dedicated to All Things Lighting

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Stage Research is updating Light Shop, its online database of everything lighting, to be a website instead of an application. The company is in the final testing stages of the update and will be extending a free, three-month trial to lighting and theater professionals.

“We decided to release our entire database of lighting fixtures, gobos, gels and bulbs to the lighting community at no charge,” says Stage Research co-founder, Carlton Guc. “Light Shop (www.lightshoponline.com) is constantly refreshed with current industry data and is useful for finding specific information quickly and easily.”

Users will be able to find replacement bulbs for thousands of fixtures, find the right gobo for their design from over 10,000 manufacturers’ stock patterns, download a pdf manual for a console, read latest news on latest product announcements and get the more

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FOR-A AWARDED GOVERNMENT VIDEO SALUTE FOR VFC-7000 HD VARIABLE FRAME RATE CAMERA

CYPRESS, Calif. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, was awarded a Government Video Salute for its new VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate (Super Slow Motion) Camera by Government Video magazine at the Government Video Expo in Washington, D.C. The camera offers high-speed playout and recording in full frame HD (720/59.94p or 720/50p) at up to 700 fps, with variable recording speed from 125 fps to 700 fps.

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“The VFC-7000 was designed to make it easy for anyone to capture high-speed action in uncompressed HD,� said Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. “Super slow motion is an essential element of many educational, scientific, and creative video projects for government agencies. We are extremely proud to have been recognized by Government Video for our camera.�

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