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Archive for August 16th, 2011

HARMAN’s JBL CBT Series Loudspeakers Solve Sonic Challenges at Michael Fowler Centre Auditorium

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The Michael Fowler Centre Auditorium in New Zealand features a new JBL CBT Series column speaker configuration.

NORTHRIDGE, California – The 2,210-seat Michael Fowler Centre Auditorium in New Zealand is a jewel of a concert hall, with a distinctive 3-level glass façade and interior detailing of native timbers and Italian marble. The 2-level, oval-shaped auditorium’s acoustics are ideal for classical music concerts, and the venue is also used for events, meetings, tradeshows and other functions.

“The originally installed sound system consisted of many small loudspeakers, the coverage wasn’t uniform, and the frequency response varied depending on where you were sitting, among other problems,? noted Sam Johnston, Operations Manager of AV company Multi-Media Systems Ltd. of New Zealand.

Working with Matt Chapman and Marcus Wilson of Jands New Zealand (HARMAN’s local distributor), Johnston and more

ANTON/BAUER GOES ON SAFARI WITH ELEPHANTS IN KENYA Batteries Endure Environmental Challenges of 3D Wildlife Shoot

Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, recently went along for a wild ride in Kenya for the production of a 3D pilot based around elephants. Innovative 3D production company, Inition, used Anton/Bauer’s CINE VCLX and HyTRON 140 batteries to shoot the pilot for Deeble and Stone’s forthcoming 3D wildlife film, Distant Thunder. The Deeble and Stone Productions’ project follows a herd of elephants as they struggle to survive in the face of climate change. To date, the Distant Thunder 3D pilot has screened at BAFTA in London, followed by screenings in Cannes, Paris, Seoul, Amsterdam, the Jackson Hole Symposium in Denver and WILDSCREEN. antonbauer-inition_1.jpg more

JVC GY-HM100U PROHD CAMCORDERS KEEP PACE WITH MISS UNIVERSE DURING WORLDWIDE TOURS

WAYNE, NJ – Miss Universe travels an estimated 250,000 miles each year visiting dozens of countries, and most of her appearances over the past three years have been documented with JVC GY-HM100U ProHD handheld camcorders.

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“I’m amazed at how durable the JVC camcorders have been,? said Colin Hornett, director of Digital Multimedia at the Miss Universe Organization. “The GY-HM100U provides a balance of image quality, portability, durability, and ease of use, along with the advantages of a file-based workflow.?

Hornett leads a small team that oversees the organization’s online interactive productions. The team is responsible for maintaining the Web site, building video packages for the online video player, live webcasts, and documenting the lives and activities of Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. The Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture of Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal, is celebrating more

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grandMAs Take Part in Miss Florida USA 2012 Pageant

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There were grandMAs behind the scenes at the recent Miss Florida USA 2012 pageant where beauty queen Karina Baez was selected to move on to the national Miss USA competition. Staged in Davie’s Bailey Concert Hall at Broward College, the pageant was also telecast live in HD to fans across the Sunshine State. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of grandMA in North America.

Stefan DeWilde, who served as lighting and set designer for the show, also programmed the production and called cues from the television truck during the telecast. He was hired to add some pizzazz to a show that’s been a fixture for 18 years and was so successful at amping up the show’s glamour quotient that the producers have submitted the program for Emmy Award consideration in the lighting category.
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Epson Introduces Two New Value-Priced, Ultra-Bright Projectors for Small Businesses

VS410 and VS350W Offer Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Affordability, Quality and Ease-of-Use

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the VS410 and VS350W – the newest evolution of its high-brightness, low-cost projector series. The VS410 ($899*) offers 4,000 lumens of color and white light output2 with XGA resolution, and the VS350W ($949*) delivers 3,500 lumens color and white light output with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution for users looking to leverage widescreen notebooks and high-definition content.

“These new VS-series high-brightness projectors are designed to deliver proven performance, reliability and vibrant images without impacting the budget,? said Jason Meyer, product manager, Epson America. “The easy-to-use Epson VS410 and VS350W offer the perfect option for businesses looking for cost-effective projectors with basic functionality and the versatility for use in all lighting conditions.?

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KanexPro releases HDMI® based Long-Runner Extender with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Brea, CA – 08.16.11 – Pro AV Connectivity solutions provider KanexPro

KanexPro Long Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

The KanexPro Long-Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet) employs HDBaseT technology to route high-resolution HDMI signals with full HD 1080p from the source up to 330 feet (100m) to your HD display. It supports full 3D (all formats) and resolutions up to 4Kx2K (4 times the 1080p), multi-channel audio and IR extension over a single low cost CAT5e/6 cable.

is bringing an innovative new technology to CEDIA EXPO and into the market. An addition to the Long-Runner family of HDMI Extenders, constructed with HDBaseT® technology and POE (Power Over Ethernet) over a single CAT-5e/6. This long-range transmitter/ receiver system packs a lot of signals in a streamlined extension system that also delivers power at the remote location, freeing more

LEIGHTRONIX Introduces Remote Video Capture and Multi-Camera Control System

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LEIGHTRONIX introduces a remote video capture and multi-camera control solution that allows a single operator to easily record an event, such as a public meeting, fine arts concert, or local sporting event, from multiple vantage points with professional, broadcast quality results.

The system is built upon high-performance, low cost video technologies, including robotic pan/tilt/zoom digital video cameras, a four channel live production switcher, and the LEIGHTRONIX PEGvault-SD™, a real time digital video encoder. The video cameras and production switcher are easily integrated with the PEGvault-SD, which provides control for the cameras and switcher via a Web-based user interface.

The system was designed especially for government agencies of all sizes, educators, and any other organization seeking a compact, all-in-one system for event capture. The highly versatile solution makes integration with LEIGHTRONIX broadcast and streaming products and services easy, allowing for remote Next to Live™ broadcasts, live Webcasts, and automatic more

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DVEO to Showcase Multiformat, Multichannel MPEG-2 to H.264 Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Transcoder at IBC 2011, Stand 2.A48

San Diego, California — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will introduce the latest version of their real time adaptive bitrate streaming transcoder, streamer and integrated RF receiver in Amsterdam at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), September 9-13, at Stand 2.A48.

Now shipping, the multi-tasking MPEG Gearbox™ MF is an MPEG-2 to H.264, or H.264 to MPEG-2, transcoder or transcaler. The Intel® 6 core processor based system features multiprotocol, multiresolution, and multiwrapper support including RTMP, RTSP, and HTTP5.

The system receives simultaneous satellite, IP, SDI, HD-SDI, and terrestrial RF signals, transcodes them to H.264, and streams them to any number of IP devices — including standard IP capable set-top boxes, streaming video, TV’s, smart phones, iPads, or software clients such as VLC or MPlayer.

The newest version of the MPEG Gearbox MF features a wide variety of IP output protocols. The MPEG more

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