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NAB Show Goes Live and On-Demand Online with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and TouchStream

Digital Rapids LogoApril 13, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — is providing the encoding capabilities powering live and on-demand video of the 2011 NAB Show on the official show website, www.nabshow.com. Expanding upon the on-demand content featured on the site during previous events, the NAB Show is for the first time featuring official daily webcasts, live from the show floor. The automated, high-performance Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is being used in the production of on-demand content for the third consecutive year, while the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance is being used for encoding and streaming of the live webcasts.

Production teams are capturing and editing video throughout the event, including daily highlights packages; feature segments from the exhibition floor; selections from NAB sessions, luncheons and keynotes; interviews and more. The Transcode Manager software transforms the finished video segments into the formats required for online viewing. The resulting high-quality media files are then delivered to content distribution provider Highwinds for on-demand delivery to viewers through the Show’s website. more

Alcorn McBride’s DVM 8400/HD Delivers for Boston Light & Sound At Numerous Film Festivals

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Alcorn McBride’s Digital Video Machine DVM 8400/HD continues to meet the demanding schedule of numerous high profile Film Festivals, where Boston Light & Sound is responsible for all feature and non-feature content in scores of venues for hundreds of screenings. The Boston-based specialty projection company has employed the machines at numerous film festivals including The Doha Tribeca Film Festival, The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival and The Traverse City Film Festival.

“For years, we have been looking for a device that could be encoded for screen washes, sponsor tags and trailers” says Chapin Cutler, President of Boston Light & Sound and Technical Director of the Sundance Film Festival. “We needed something that was easy to program, ingest content and was reliable for the almost 1000 programs we present in little over a week.”

“We more

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L-ACOUSTICS Stars in Upcoming George Clooney Film, The Ides of March

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Loud & Clear’s Bill Deavers at Miami University’s Hall Auditorium, the setting for The Ides of March‘s debate scene

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Celebrated actor and director George Clooney recently spent several months in Ohio and Michigan shooting scenes for The Ides of March, a new film scheduled to premiere later this year. Both starring and directed by Clooney, The Ides of March is based on Beau Willimon’s play, Farragut North, about a governor campaigning in the presidential primaries.

Bill Deavers of Cincinnati-based Loud & Clear, Inc. was hired by the film’s production team to serve as a political consultant and provide sound reinforcement for the pivotal Democratic debate scene, which was filmed in early March at Miami University’s Hall Auditorium in Oxford, Ohio. As he had done for many “real” presidents and presidential contenders in the past, Deavers chose to specify an L-ACOUSTICS system for the event. more

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New Sennheiser MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 Shotgun Microphones Take Center Court with Veteran Network Mixer Jonathan Freed

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New York–April 12, 2011: Jonathan Freed is a freelance, Emmy Award winning network mixer who has been in the audio industry almost 40 years. In his current role as a senior audio engineer for the NBA, his team is responsible for setting up and executing the live broadcast mix for major network basketball games, while ensuring that broadcast microphones both on and off the court are picking up every nuance of audio to support the camera angles for the live feed.

Throughout his entire career — including 17 years as a musician and recording studio owner — Freed has appreciated Sennheiser microphones for their clarity and accurate sonic representation. To capture sounds on the court, he has continually relied on the Sennheiser MKH 70 and MKH 416 shotgun mics as his ‘cornerstones.’ Recently, Freed was given an opportunity to try Sennheiser’s more

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Broadway Systems Unveils Broadway Mobile To Deliver Sales Data to Mobile Devices

Grand Rapids, Mich. Broadway Systems, the leading provider of advertising management software for cable networks, introduced Broadway Mobile, a collection of performance-related data “dashboards? accessible from smartphones, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices that provides key information for sales executives and CFOs. The new application is being demonstrated at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth N3421), which runs through April 14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

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“Mobile devices like smartphones and the iPad are changing the way executives access their information. Broadway already delivers the only proven end-to-end platform for managing a cable network’s advertising business, and now we can extend access to that platform to personnel in the field,? said John Sorensen, president of Broadway Systems. “Our new Broadway Mobile app provides easy access to up-to-the-minute data for sales executives on the go.?

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Solid State Logic C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console Creates Positive Impact Worldwide

SSL Flagship Digital Console Favored by Wide Range of Facilities

LAS VEGAS – The Solid State Logic C100 HDS continues to impact the high-end of the broadcast and production studio spectrum with continued sales into commercial broadcast and educational facilities around the world. Heading into V4 Software at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310), the feature-rich C100 HDS delivers ultra-reliable operation, ease of use, quality sound and compatibility with SSL’s Integration I/O range of cost-effective, MADI-based distribution and format conversion products. The C100 HDS is scalable and offers full DSP on all channels for standard configurations, giving the educator and broadcaster options for future expansion.

“The C100 HDS continues to lead the industry by offering a wide range of innovative features and I/O connection options designed to fulfill any operational need,? says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “The C100 HDS is the preeminent console of choice for more

Atlona Introduces New AT-3GSDI-HD2 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI to HDMI With Stereo Audio Converter at the 2011 NAB Show

Full-Featured Device Combines Support for All Audio Formats up to 8-Channel With Industry’s Fastest Response Time at an Affordable Price Point

2011 NAB Show, LAS VEGAS — April 11, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today unveiled its new AT-3GSDI-HD2 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI to HDMI with stereo audio converter, which will be shown for the first time at the 2011 NAB Show. Guaranteeing no signal loss, the AT-3GSDI-HD2 fully supports — and auto detects — all 3G/HD/SD-SDI audio formats up to 8-channel and is able to send audio though the HDMI port as well as through a separate stereo audio output when a DVI display is being used. more

NOTED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER, JON ALPERT, USES FUJINON LENSES TO MAXIMIZE CAPABILITY OF NEW SONY CAMERA AT NAB 2011

Wayne, N.J.FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has teamed up with renegade historical documentarian, Jon Alpert, to demonstrate how Fujinon’s PL mount lens, the 14.5-45mm T2.0 can maximize Sony’s new PMW-F3 Super 35mm camcorder.

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Since the early 1970s, Alpert has been documenting, and often making history, from Viet Nam to Cuba to Afghanistan. Making films for NBC, PBS, and HBO, Alpert has won 15 Emmy Awards. “With documentary shooting, I need one lens to do it all,? he said. “The lens has to be wide so we can get close to the subjects, and I need a lens that is fast because we work without lights. The Fujinon Premier PL zoom is that lens. Its extraordinary construction and image quality are astonishing.?

Alpert shot three different projects that will be shown within Sony’s booth (C11001) at more

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BEXEL KEEPS CLIENTS ON CUTTING-EDGE OF TAPELESS WORKFLOW TECHNOLOGY WITH EVS

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Company Acquires The Latest EVS XT3 Servers, Upgrades Support Inventory of IP Directors, Data Base Servers and XFile Products

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2011—Bexel (Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, announced its recent inventory increase of new EVS Broadcast Equipment at the 2011 NAB Show this week in Las Vegas. In addition to acquiring new XT3 servers, Bexel also upgraded its support inventory of IP Directors, Data Base Servers and XFile products.

Beginning this summer, Bexel will offer clients the third and next generation EVS XT servers, which have quickly become the industry standard of production playback servers. The XT3 offers up to eight channels as well as the enhanced speed and reliability of Solid State Drives in its redundant storage array. Best known for its more

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Wohler Introduces CD-2 Caption/Subtitle OSD Video Monitor Adaptor

Compact Caption and Audio Decoder Enables Convenient, Cost-Effective Monitoring of SDI Stream and Caption Data more

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