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131st AES Convention Tech Tours Personify NY’s Audio Diversity

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From $36 Million DiMenna Center to Sear Sound & Brooklynphono

NEW YORK: No city personifies diversity like New York. The multiplicity of recording and performing options here would be hard to match in any of the world’s great cities. AES 131st Convention Committee Chair Jim Anderson reports that Technical Tour Chair Lou Manno and Joel Spector of the AES NY Section have developed a series of tours, which dramatically illustrate the scope of NYC’s thriving pro audio community. “There is so much going on in this town that the most difficult part of the job is making a final choice,” Anderson says. “Lou and Joel have clearly got their fingers on the pulse of the city. Their selections should be of great interest to our attendees.”

AES CONVENTION TECHNICAL TOURS INCLUDE:

THE DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC: This more

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SterGen Unveils Advancements in Realtime Stereo 3D Conversion for Sports Production at Vizrt’s IBC2011 Booth

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ). By adding a visually impressive, breathtaking 3rd dimension to the live sports telecast, stereo 3D broadcasting truly gives home viewers the best seat in the arena. While sports producers and broadcasters are excited about using stereo 3D to enhance their sports telecasts, the huge cost and complexity involved with live stereo 3D production often dampens their initial enthusiasm.

At IBC 2011, Vizrt partner SterGen High-Tech Ltd will display a groundbreaking, streamlined, cost-effective solution to the financial and technical challenges hampering live stereo 3D production. This unique patented technology, which enables realtime conversion of 2D camera feeds and footage into true stereoscopic 3D, will be on display at the Vizrt booth: Hall 2, Stand A31 in the Amsterdam RAI from September 9-13, 2011.

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Earthworks Audio Teams Up With Alto Music to Give Away an SR40V

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September 8, 2011 Milford, NH ― Earthworks Audio has teamed up with Alto Music to give away its newest microphone, the SR40V High Definition Vocal Microphone™ worth $1499, to one lucky winner in September.

Engineered for use on stage or in the studio, the hand-tuned and tested Earthworks SR40V allows you to capture and reproduce your vocals with unmatched clarity and depth. With a frequency response of 30Hz to 40kHz, an extremely fast impulse response and a very short diaphragm settling time you will hear subtle details that conventional vocal microphones miss.

Alto Music, one of Earthworks’ premier dealers in New York, will host the giveaway on their Facebook page. Enter at: www.facebook.com/altomusic. The contest runs from September 1 – 30, 2011. A winner will be drawn by October 7, 2011.

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AURALEX INTRODUCES SUSTAIN BAMBOO SOUND DIFFUSOR SERIES AT CEDIA 2011

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Acoustical Products Made from 100% Eco-Friendly Bamboo

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of environmentally conscious product innovations with the launch of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series, at CEDIA 2011 (Booth 1017). The new line, which consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo.

“As a green alternative to traditional hardwood, Auralex’s new Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series is the perfect complement to any home décor,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “Through this new line of bamboo-based products, our home theater and residential customers now have an even broader range of more

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Harman’s Studer Unveils Range of Remote Stageboxes at all Budget and Configuration Levels

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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Responding to customer requests for lower-budget or simpler connectivity options on the range of Studer Vista mixing consoles, Studer has supplemented its highly flexible and expandable D21m remote stagebox system with two new models, both with a more fixed architecture.

The Studer D21m I/O system is based on card frames, each having the capability of accepting a wide range of different audio format cards, and multiple stageboxes can be easily distributed around large facilities.

But customers are requesting simpler and lower-cost solutions so Studer has responded with two new options.

Firstly, the new Studer Vi Stagebox provides a 6U solution including 64 analogue mic/line input XLRs and 32 analogue line output XLRs, with the option to replace any of the 8-channel cards with an alternative format such as AES, CobraNet™, Aviom or EtherSound™. The Stagebox more

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High Resolution Systems Launches Integrated Training Package

High Resolution Systems is now offering comprehensive training for video professionals who want to master the Vista Spyder video processor, DVI routers and switchers, and device control. The package combines hands-on training in three related areas to ensure proficiency with some of today’s most in-demand AV technology and systems.

“It’s a powerful educational opportunity that incorporates the knowledge and experience that High Resolution Systems has in all three areas,” says founding partner Mike Taylor. “Almost every week we’re asked to train Spyder X20 users. We also offer digital video training sessions as the US distributor of Lightware Visual Engineering’s DVI routers and switchers through our Lightware U.S.A. division. And we market our own UDC (Universal Device Controller) control solution. Since those three areas work together it made sense to develop a training package that gives video professionals a deeper understanding of how to integrate the technology as a system more

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HARMAN’s Studer Announces New Team to Accelerate Growth in Broadcast Market

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(Left to Right) Bruno Hochstrasser, Andrew Hills, Peter Glatti

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — A new look Studer was unveiled by Andy Trott, Harman’s VP of Soundcraft, Studer and AKG, (VP and General Manager Mixers, Microphones & Headphones), at Studer’s Global Partners Conference today. In addition to the appointment of Bruno Hochstrasser as Studer GM announced last month, the digital mixing systems business has added two more strategic appointments heading up R&D and Product Development, reporting to Bruno.

Firstly, Peter Glattli takes over as head of R&D at Studer’s Development Centre based in Regensdorf, Switzerland. Peter joins from Super Computing Systems, a long-term partner of Studer’s. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the ETH Zurich and his background includes developing Super Computing’s Object Oriented software group.

Peter commented, “During my recent workshops with more

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BEXEL TO OFFER NEW CAMERA CORPS EQUIPMENT TO CUSTOMERS IN U.S.

New Television Broadcast Production Gear to Debut During IBC 2011

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is pleased to announce that it will carry for sale the latest offerings from Camera Corps, including a pre-settable Q-Ball high-precision robotic camera and new optical fiber link. Camera Corps, a world leader in providing robotic camera systems for live television and the coverage of major sports events, will debut the products at IBC (Stand 10.C49).

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The camera of choice for many reality show, sports broadcasting and televised stage events, Q-Ball is an ultra-compact, remotely controlled camera with an integral 10x zoom optical lens and smooth-accelerating pan/tilt motors. Housed in a robust and fully-weatherproof 115-mm diameter aluminum sphere, it is fully compatible with all existing Camera Corps robotic control systems and CCU panels. Based upon customer feedback, Q-Ball has now been improved to store up to 18 preset pan, tilt, zoom and focus positions when used with the company’s large PTZF switcher and joystick control unit. This allows operators to store and recall camera shots and to switch rapidly from one to another—providing greater production efficiency and creative versatility. Settings are stored in non-volatile RAM within the head so that they are retained even after a system is powered down between sessions.

Camera Corps will also debut its new optical fiber link at IBC, which allows Camera Corps remote heads, specifically the Q-Ball HD/SD remote pan/tilt/zoom camera system, to be operated over much longer distances than traditional copper cable. Optical fiber is ideal for long-run point-to-point digital video feeds, providing highly reliable signal delivery over much longer distances than copper cable. The link uses dual-fiber to carry HD/SD-SDI from the camera to the control position, plus a reverse direction feed, which sends data from the controller to the camera. Control data is encoded onto an audio carrier using the proven technology deployed across Camera Corps’ entire range of remote camera control systems.

Integral LC connectors allow fast attachment of dual single-mode optical fibers to the link. Power can be sourced from the same 12-volt supply as the Q-Ball. Equalization and reclocking within the integral video processor allow long cables to be used from the camera to the link. A red LED on the front panel illuminates in the event of signal loss. Video output is via a standard 75 ohm BNC connector. The data input port has high impedance, allowing many fiber transmitters to feed it in parallel. Low output impedance enables five interface boxes to be fed from a single fiber receiver. XLR link and XLR4 splitter cables are available for use with the Q-Ball interface.

Housed in a robust 92- x 64- x 30-millimeter metal case, the optical fiber link weighs 100 grams and can be operated over a wide temperature range (-30 to +70 degrees Celsius). Power consumption is just 2.5 watts.

“Both new features will provide greater flexibility for our broadcast customers, specifically those working on large-scale sports events and reality shows,? says Scott Nardelli, SVP of sales and marketing, Bexel. “Once again, Camera Corps listened to the needs of the industry and developed versatile and reliable solutions. We look forward to introducing both advancements to our customers.?

About Camera Corps Based on the site of the former Brooklands motor-racing track, Camera Corps (www.cameracorps.co.uk) specialises in providing high-volume support services for reality television programmes as well as very large-scale sports events. The company has achieved a pre-eminent reputation for its ability to acquire exciting and unusual television content from exceptionally challenging environments. The Camera Corps team expands during large-scale events from 16 staff based near London’s Heathrow airport to as many as 200 specialists, including professional climbers who are very experienced at rigging camera systems at height in almost any location.

About BexelBexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

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CEDIA EXPO 2011 Daily Digital Edition – DAY 01

Read the CEDIA EXPO 2011 Daily Digital Edition – Day 1 here.

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GLOBALSTOR EXTREMESTOR-DI RUNS ASSIMILATE’S NEW SCRATCH SIX DEMONSTRATIONS AT IBC 2011

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 ─ Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance custom workstations and servers as well as a wide range of data storage products for OEM and ODM customers worldwide, is delighted to announce that its ExtremeStor-DI was chosen as the video storage and playback system for demonstrations of ASSIMILATE’s new SCRATCH Six system at IBC 2011, (ASSIMILATE Hall 7, Stand H11).

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Globalstor continues to be ASSIMILATE’s primary hardware partner for 64-bit Win7 and will be on hand for the European launch of ASSIMILATES’s SCRATCH® Six and SCRATCH Lab™. For the SCRATCH Six demo, the company will utilize a 10-bay Globalstor ExtremeStor-DI system to showcase the new interactive DI grading, compositing and finishing suite.

“Globalstor systems are powerful, robust and reliable and the company’s commitment to customer service and support make them an ideal hardware partner,? says Miguel Ferros, director of product management, ASSIMILATE. “One of the key benefits of SCRATCH Lab and SCRATCH Six is the sheer performance of each system. These, combined with Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-DI, enable us to provide an extremely interactive, intuitive and collaborative experience to our artists with the most comprehensive solutions and the best price/performance in the industry.?

Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-DI system is a comprehensive end-to-end digital solution for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and deliverables in on-location and VFX dailies ecosystems. Hundreds of feature films and commercials, such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, have already utilized the functionality of SCRATCH Lab on Globalstor servers in their VFX dailies pipelines. The ExtremeStor-DI is a well-equipped solution guaranteed to safeguard against downtime and critical data loss, which is essential for producing high-value shoots.

“We’re thrilled that ASSIMILATE has continued a long tradition of utilizing ExtremeStor-DI servers as the hardware backbone for its demonstrations at IBC 2011,? says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor Data Corporation. “The addition of SCRATCH Six to ASSIMILATE’s line of products helps to further emphasize all the great uses of a Globalstor system for complete end-to-end DI and stereoscopic workflows. The full SCRATCH Lab and SCRATCH Six, coupled with ExtremeStor-DI, set a new standard in performance and scalability, at a price point that meets the needs of even the most budget-minded studios and filmmakers.?

With the ExtremeStor-DI base model capacity starting at just under 2.5TBs and scalable up to 108TBs in a single 6U rackmount, the cost per megabyte is at an all-time low, making the ExtremeStor series of video storage desktop, tower and rackmount servers the most attractive ROI for the digital intermediate and digital cinema marketplace today. The Globalstor server delivers up to 3400 MBps of sustained data throughput with RAID 5 capabilities. Featuring uncompressed 4K, stereoscopic 2K and R3D (RED 3D) resolution playback in a single solution (rack-mount or tower configuration), ExtremeStor-DI also provides PCI-Express x16 video bus support, NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000 SDI by PNY® and optional RAID hardware.

About Globalstor Data CorporationGlobalstor® Data Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance custom workstations and servers (including but not limited to IG solutions, content distribution systems and NAS), as well as a wide range of data storage products for OEM and ODM customers worldwide. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad range of professional solutions. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California, with additional offices in Hudson, New Hampshire and Frankfurt, Germany and through a strong foundation of international authorized resellers. For more information regarding Globalstor Data Corporation, visit www.globalstor.com.

About ASSIMILATEASSIMILATE is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools, that have proven essential to the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions. The company’s products, running on Windows and Mac OS® X, are the heartbeat of today’s most demanding digital post-production and dailies workflows for 2D and stereo 3D productions. They equip Directors, DPs and Artists with the state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions they need to meet the continual challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® data-centric DI system, is the most comprehensive, end-to-end cinema and broadcast imaging tool for playback, conform, editing, color grading, compositing and finishing of RED and other digital workflows. SCRATCH Lab™ delivers a comprehensive toolset for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies. ASSIMILATE a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, offices in London, UK, Groningen, NL and Beijing City, CN and markets its products worldwide via a global reseller network. To learn more please visit www.ASSIMILATEinc.com.
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