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Sound Devices 788T Triumphant In Recording of Metropolitan Opera Brass CD

Bove Audio Records Brilliant Brass Orchestrations with 788T and Wave Agent

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2, 2011 — When he needed to capture the rousing sounds of the renowned Metropolitan Opera brass section for its latest CD, Andrew Bove, owner of the music and recording production company Bove Audio (www.boveaudio.com), turned to Sound Devices. Bove relied on the Sound Devices 788T digital audio recorder to capture the performances for each track on the CD, titled The Metropolitan Opera Brass – Waltzes, Songs and Festive Scenes. The newly released CD showcases the talent of the MET’s brass section, bringing its trumpets, french horns, trombones and tuba — usually the supporting instruments for the rest of the opera orchestra — into the spotlight. The Sound Devices 788T played its part as well, lending its superior reliability to the flawless recording of a flawless performance. more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP HIRES NATALEE ALERING TO LEAD PURCHASING, KRISTINA CASPARI TO STREAMLINE OPERATIONS

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has hired Natalee Alering as its new purchasing manager, effective Jan. 24. In addition, the company announced Kristina Caspari, who has been with ASG since 2006, will have an expanded role as operations manager.

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Alering is a 17-year veteran of the video industry, with previous positions with the Bay Area Video Coalition and Industrial Light and Magic, among others. At ASG, she will be responsible for managing equipment purchases and inventories for the company and its customers. In her new supervisory role, Caspari has been tasked with streamlining operations for the company. Another industry veteran, she previously worked with Second Sight Video & Multimedia and as a broadcast engineer for the City of Emeryville.

“We are very pleased to add Natalee to the ASG more

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Cincinnati’s School for Creative & Performing Arts Installs Robert Juliat Topaze Followspots

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The School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio has installed four Robert Juliat Topaze followspots in Corbett Hall, its 750-seat auditorium. SCPA offers a comprehensive arts education, with full college-prep curriculum, for students K-12 in the Cincinnati Public School District. It boasts many notable graduates, its students have performed on PBS with the Cincinnati Pops and it served as the setting for a popular MTV reality series.

Corbett Hall typically hosts the school’s major musicals, such as last fall’s Wizard of Oz, as well as performances by students in the vocal department, orchestra and band. SCPA also offers a career technical program that trains students for jobs in the field or prepares them to go on to an arts college. Lighting design instructor Jeffrey New supervises the students who operate lighting fixtures more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES TO PARTICIPATE IN MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY EXPO

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Greensboro, NC – March 2011… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Ministry of Technology Expo, to be held March 25-26, 2011 at Faith Assembly of God in North Ft. Meyers, FL. The WorxAudio TrueLine X2T-P and V8-P compact line array systems, the Wave Series 8M general purpose loudspeaker, and the TrueLine TL118T-P and TL218T-P sub bass systems will be on display during this event. more

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J Sound Services Specifies Yamaha and EtherSound for Ovation-Produced Event

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—J Sound Services of Nashville recently designed a complete audio system for event planner Ovation, hired by the National Wild Turkey Federation for a corporate event featuring a concert by Trace Atkins, The Band Perry, and several other musical acts. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Delta Ballroom, the audio system design was based around a Yamaha PM5D-EX as the main mixing system, EtherSound, and Yamaha ES devices to distribute audio. Jason Spence, owner of J Sound Services was hired as the production mixer for the event.

“There are a couple of reasons I chose to distribute audio using Yamaha components and EtherSound,? states Spence. “The event was held in a hotel ballroom where labor charges are astronomical. By utilizing CAT5 instead of hundreds of pounds of copper to distribute the multiple channels of I/O saved time and money. I chose Yamaha network components for their seamless integration with EtherSound, Yamaha product reliability, and sound quality. With zero margin for error on this gig, I had complete faith in the gear. The ability of the Yamaha PM5D to operate at 96K and its sound quality in addition to its add-on effects of classic compressors, tape emulators, etc., I knew sonically I was in good shape.?

The system was able to distribute digital I/O to three different mix locations, PA drive lines, back of house and record feeds at 96K, all over CAT5 with no degradation of audio. The total networkable system I/O was 112 in x 56 out.
Due to cable paths, the CAT5 ran from the Yamaha DCU5D, located at front of house with the PM5D, to a Yamaha DSP5D Expander residing backstage, a distance of nearly 600 feet. Spence inserted an active gigabit switch between locations to ensure that proper signal strength was maintained. The guest FOH and Monitor mix position utilized a Yamaha M7CL digital audio console for most acts, and a Yamaha SB168-ES Stage Box was used to pickup all necessary I/O at the guest position.

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“Our challenge was to create an audio environment able to accommodate a multi-functional program consisting of presentations, live auction, awards, and several concerts,? more

BELTON HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADES TO JVC PROHD CAMCORDERS FOR STUDENT PRODUCTIONS

WAYNE, NJ – Mark Fitzwater, a teacher in the Career and Technical Education Department at Belton High School in Belton, Texas, launched the school’s first audio and video production courses three years ago with 26 students, three old computers, and one mini-DV camcorder. Today, the program has more than 160 students and is moving toward HD production with the recent purchase of four GY-HM790U ProHD camcorders from JVC Professional Products Company.

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Tiger Productions, the Belton High School student production group, uses JVC GY-HM790U camcorders to provide video production services for the 12-school Belton Independent School District.

Tiger Productions, the Belton High School student production group, provides video production services for the 12-school Belton Independent School District. The new GY-HM790Us were purchased in October through Austin, Texas-based Omega Broadcast, and were used to cover the high school’s more

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FUJINON TO BRING NEW LENSES, ADVANCES AND POPULAR EXISTING MODELS TO THIS YEAR’S NAB

Wayne, N.J. – Among the offerings from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division at the 2011 NAB Show this year will be a new lens for the half-inch format, an updated digital control system, an improved facial recognition system, as well as other recently released, popular lens models. The 2011 NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas, Nev., from April 11 through April 14. FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will exhibit within Booth #C7525.

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Shown as a technology demonstration at last year’s NAB convention, the TRACE facial recognition system allows a camera operator to set automatic focus parameters on one person’s face in a frame. When a subject walks into the frame, a box appears around that person’s face, and if the operator touches that person’s box, the lens automatically focuses on that face throughout the more

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Digital Rapids Enhances Comprehensive Encoder Family with AS02 Support, Smooth Streaming Enhancements and More

Other new features include JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding enhancements, frame-compatible 3D support and more

Digital Rapids LogoMarch 2, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today the release of version 3.4 of the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD, Flux and DRC-Stream encoding and live streaming solutions. In addition to previously announced new features — including frame-compatible 3D support and enhanced JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 format support — the version 3.4 release also includes support for the MXF AS02 application specification, enhanced Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities, expanded video and audio processing plug-ins and more. more

The Compass Church Selects K-array Loudspeakers for Multi-Site Expansion, Citing Outstanding Audio Quality and Extreme Portability

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – March 1, 2011 – The Compass Church—a 3,000-member, multi-site church located in the Chicago suburbs—selected the K-array KR200S loudspeakers to reinforce the live sound of its diverse and progressive worship services. The speakers are used in the church’s new multi-site location in the gymnasium of nearby Crone Middle School, referred to as the 111 Campus.

Working with Frankfort, Ill.-based integrator Plus One AV, The Compass Church had identified some core requirements the audio system for the 111 Campus would need to overcome. First, the system would need to be extremely easy to set up and tear down each week. Second, since the facility is a gymnasium, the system would need to be acoustically flexible and able to provide superior sound for both spoken word and live music. Marty Fornelli of Plus One AV arranged a competitive shoot-out between more

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Jason Perry Joins Altman Rentals as Rental Sales Agent

Jason Perry, Rental Sales Agent with Altman RentalsAltman Rentals is pleased to welcome Jason Perry as a Rental Sales Agent to its staff. “We are very happy to have Jason join our team,? says Randy Altman, owner of Altman Rentals. “His focus will be working with our growing number of film & television rental clients. With our location, inventory and customer support we have been growing in theatre and events as well, but television & film has been very busy. Our customer service is a high priority for us and I know that Jason will be able to offer Altman Rentals’ first rate support to our customers.?
Prior to joining Altman Rentals, Perry handled technical support and customer service for Rosco Laboratories in Stamford, spent 10 years with High Output in Boston and has worked as a freelance Production Electrician. Perry is looking more

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