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ANTON/BAUER’S LATEST POWER SOLUTIONS FOR SONY, CANON, PANASONIC, ARRI AND RED TO MAKE NATEXPO DEBUT IN 2011


MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate the company’s latest suite of advanced power solutions at NATEXPO 2011 from November 23 through November 25. Anton/Bauer will display the MATRIX Cheese Plate and Gold Mount System for the Sony F3 and NEX-FS-100 cameras; the Canon 5D, 7D and 60D cameras; the Panasonic AG-AF100 camera and the RED EPIC camera. In attendance will be professionals in the television, radio/new media broadcasting and cinema production industries. The company will also be featuring a variety of power solutions for the Sony F65 and ARRI ALEXA cameras. Products will be shown onsite at partner booths DNK (Stand A44), I.S.P.A. (Stand A42), and OKNO-TV (Stand A32, A57).

The new MATRIX Cheese Plate mounts directly on 15-mm or 19-mm rod systems, allowing for easy mounting for Gold Mounts on a variety of cameras including:

  • Sony F3 – QRC-DUAL PT – Gold Mount with four-pin XLR and two PowerTap outputs for the Sony F3. Also mounts directly to the AJA Ki Pro Mini.
  • Sony NEX-FS-100 – FGM-S – 71/4 Gold Mount
  • Canon 5D, 7D and 60D – QR-DLSR – 7/14 Gold Mount
  • Panasonic AG-AF100 – QR-VBG – 71/4 Gold Mount adapter
  • Red EPIC – QRC-EPIC – Exclusive features include three outputs: a hard-wired cabled six-pin LEMO connector for power as well as two PowerTap connectors for accessories.
  • These Gold Mount solutions can also be used on support rigs such as Cinevate, Shape, Redrock Micro and Genus, among others, and in some cases, a pouch (the QR-PD/HDV is recommended for the Sony NEX-FS-100 in a pouch configuration).

    Anton/Bauer also provides a broad range of options and versatility for users powering the Sony F65 and ARRI ALEXA including the reliable and powerful DT-500. Providing two 4-pin XLRs for simultaneous outputs of 28 and 14 volts, the DT-500 is an optimal power supply for high-consumption cameras.

    Specific power solutions for the Sony F65 include the QR-SC ALTA, which can be used with any Logic Series battery including the 124Wh DIONIC HCX or any two Logic Series batteries with the company’s SO-SC ALTA snap on battery belt. For extended run-times, Anton/Bauer also offers the 560Wh CINE VCXL-CA with an 8-pin LEMO for simultaneous outputs of 14 and 28 volts.

    When operating the power-hungry ARRI ALEXA, the QR-HOTSWAP AR allows for two DIONIC HC or HCX batteries for seamless hotswapping. Available exclusively with the QR-HOTSWAP AR is the ability to display combined batteries’ remaining run-time in the camera viewfinder.

    For more information, visit www.AntonBauer.com.

    About Anton/Bauer
    Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount system, InterActive chargers and Logic Series batteries such as the HyTRON 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight, ElipZ, ElightZ, CINE VCLX and CINE VCLX/2. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

    A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
    Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £309 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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    SIM2 Announces CES 2012 Plans – Booth 20806 South Hall

    Miramar, FL—November 21, 2011—An aggressive launch of 15 new products in 2011 may be too ambitious for some companies, but for SIM2 it signaled the beginning of a successful strategy that took the company to the #1 position in a Quixel Research® report that shows the SIM2 C3X LUMIS 3D SOLO at the head of the Top 5 Best Selling projectors valued at more than $10,000 in Q3 2011.

    Quixel Research® is a market intelligence firm focused on the Home Theater and Home Entertainment Display market.

    At CES 2012, SIM2 plans to continue to ride the wave of success by showcasing its projection prowess with more new introductions and profitable programs for dealers. Among the highlights will be the celebration of the world’s first active 3D LED single-lens projector, the MICO 150, which is now shipping.

    “SIM2 is at the top of its game, and we are enjoying our success, which makes us one of the biggest stories in CE today,” says Alberto Fabiano, SIM2’s Executive V.P. “This has also benefited our dealers who are experiencing higher sales volume with our comprehensive selection of projectors to fit any integration project. Visit us in South Hall at Booth 20806 to learn what SIM2 has in store for the Luxury Custom Installation industry for 2012!”

    The year 2012 will be an exciting one for SIM2 as they embark on a world tour that continues the company’s global commitment to dealers with investments in major trade and consumer shows beginning with CES 2012 in Las Vegas, followed by one of the European market’s most significant shows: Integrated Systems Europe—ISE in Amsterdam, January 31 through February 2, 2012.

    About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
    Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and a leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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    Aaudio Imports Introduces Exquisite Three-Way Speaker by Lansche Audio of Germany

    No. 5.1 Speaker in optional finish of European burled maple

    Model No. 5.1 Boasts Legendary Corona Plasma Tweeter and
    Musical Reproduction as Natural and Engaging as Live Performance

    PARKER, CO, Nov. 22, 2011 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world class high-end audio products, introduces into the U.S. market the No. 5.1 Three-Way Loudspeaker by Lansche Audio of Germany, featuring Lansche’s legendary Corona Plasma Tweeter.

    The No. 5.1 Loudspeaker is designed to produce music that sounds as direct and natural as when it was originally performed. With the speaker presenting no restrictions in dynamic range, frequency spectrum or reproducibility, listeners feel as if they had been transported into the middle of a live music experience.

    The No. 5.1 Speaker replaces Lansche’s Model No. 5. It includes a new, improved version of the Corona Tweeter, a new midrange driver from Audio Technologies, a new crossover design, a slightly taller cabinet with a new aluminum front baffle, a new internal cabinet design, and a higher quality finish for the cabinet.

    It reproduces sound using a 4-inch cone driver for midrange frequencies, two 8.7-inch long-throw drivers for bass, the Corona Plasma Tweeter for higher frequencies, and a passive bass reflex port. The low mass of the 4-inch driver seamlessly integrates the crucial midrange frequencies with the plasma tweeter, while the 8.7-inch woofers produce a solid bottom end, well beyond the usual home volume levels.

    The Corona Plasma Tweeter, a hallmark of Lansche technology, comes closer than any other tweeter to the ideal of a point-shaped sound source with zero mass, since it employs an 8mm-long electric arc to directly activate the surrounding air as a sound transmission medium. The tweeter’s arc of resonance-free, voltage-modulated air helps it avoid the limitations of conventional tweeters to achieve outstanding impulse, phase and amplitude response, and an exact, three-dimensional sound. As a result, the No. 5.1 delivers faithful, coherent musical reproduction with incredible precision, speed and economy.

    The No. 5.1 Speaker also boasts a meticulously crafted, 41-inch high cabinet with sandwiched composite walls that are the basis for the loudspeaker’s outstanding audio performance. Thanks to the cabinet’s extensive internal cross-bracing matrix and the application of custom-made damping materials, cabinet wall resonances have been reduced to vanishingly low levels. There is no opportunity for the cabinet to develop any resonant response of its own. Inputs include one for the midrange frequencies and tweeter, one for the bass, and a bi-wiring terminal on the back that can be adjusted to help the tweeter better match a room’s acoustic characteristics.

    Lansche’s No. 5.1 Loudspeaker is available now from Aaudio Imports at suggested prices of $40,000/pair in a Satin Veneer 
finish, and $45,000/pair in a High Gloss Veneer
 or a Piano Black Lacquer finish.

    About Audio Imports
    Based in Parker, Colorado, Aaudio Imports is a leading supplier of truly world-class high-end audio products to top quality dealers. Its high-end manufacturers, selected from companies around the world, also stand out from the crowd, and include Acapella in Germany, Audiotop in Switzerland, Bergmann Audio in Denmark, Einstein Audio Components in Germany, Isoclean Power in Hong Kong, Lansche Audio and Millennium Audio in Germany, Stage III Concepts in the U.S., Thomas Labusga of Germany, Weizhi Precision in Taiwan, and Ypsilon Electronics in Greece. Aaudio Imports dealers are true music lovers, selected for their product knowledge, listening skills, and desire to seek out only the best for their customers.
    For further technical information, visit Aaudio Imports’ website at www.aaudioimports.com.

    About Lansche Audio
    Based in Konstanz, Germany, on the shores of Lake Constance, Lansche Audio was founded by Rudiger Lansche in 1998, shortly after beginning manufacture of the Corona Plasma Tweeter. The tweeter is exclusive to Lansche and legendary for its extraordinarily accurate three-dimensional sound. Through considerable research, Lansche developed midrange and bass drivers fast enough to keep up with the Corona’s lightning-quick response. Speaker models No. 3, Cubus, No. 4.1, No. 5, No. 8.1, No. 7 and No. 5.1 followed, providing Lansche with a powerful line of highly expressive high-performance speakers. Lansche also implemented steady design improvements in the Corona Plasma Tweeter making it, in Lansche’s opinion, the best tweeter in the world.

    For further technical information about Lansche Audio, visit www.ib-lansche.de.

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    COLDPLAY WORLD TOUR USES EARTHWORKS MICROPHONES

    November 23, 2011 – Milford, NH – Coldplay’s current massive world tour is using a number of Earthworks microphones. Their live sound engineer Dan Green recently auditioned a number of Earthworks microphones from UK distributor Unity Audio, specifically for drummer Will Champion’s kit.

    “Since moving to the Earthworks drum microphones my drum sound has really expanded. The transient response of these microphones is incredible. Before I use to rely on transient enhancing plug-ins to get a similar sound, now it is all from the SR40 overheads. One of the other benefits of the new DP30/C periscope microphones are their new very rugged flexible arms, this gives me so many options on placement. They are a great addition to any Studio recording or Live performance.” Dan Green – Coldplay FOH engineer.

    The full complement of drum microphones includes, SR40MP (matched pair) for overheads, SR30/HC for kick and hi-hat, including the Earthworks KickPad™ for the kick mic, 5x DP30/C drum periscope mics for snare top & bottom, and all toms.

    Dan also took the opportunity to test Earthworks new SR40V hand held condenser and ordered several for backing vocals and the industry standard M30 measurement microphone for analysing PA systems.

    Coldplay’s use of Earthworks drum microphones now is in addition to other international artists such as Steve Gadd, Keith Carlock (Steely Dan), and The Killers.

    Earthworks offers complete drum mic kits with the 3-piece DK25 and DK50 Series for live or recording, as well as the CMK CloseMic™ Series and DFK Drum FullKit™. Any of these microphones can also be purchased individually. The small diaphragm Earthworks microphones boast the flattest frequency and fastest transient response available, coupled with an unrivalled 15 year warranty.

    www.earthworksaudio.com

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    METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 PERFORMS DOUBLE DUTY FOR FUMUJ

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2011: Fumuj is not an ordinary band. Formed in 2003 by drummer Romain Pasquier and bassist Fred Guillon in their home country of France, the band has released three studio albums with wide popular appeal and critical praise. In support of their latest effort, Drop a Three, Fumuj is touring with a unique and forward thinking approach. Using specially designed LED drums, vibrating towers, inflatable vibration receivers, and real-time music modified video systems, their tour encourages members of the deaf community to attend and participate. Pasquier, who also moonlights as a sound engineer, recording and mixing for French post-production facilities Piste Rouge, Transatlantic Video, and Metropole Television, uses the band’s Metric Halo ULN-8 preamp/interface both live and in the studio.

    Although the band has now blossomed to include five members, Fumuj’s music is still sufficiently complicated that some backing tracks must come off of a DAW when the band plays live. Ableton Live sequencing and synthesis software gives Fumuj an inspiring balance of prepared material and spontaneous modifications, and the stems that it outputs filter through Metric Halo’s MIO Console software before wending their way to the external world via the Metric Halo ULN-8. A Midas Venice console grabs the stems and mixes them with Fumuj’s other electronic instruments, such as a Studio Electronic SE-1, an Access Virus, and various vintage analog synths. Rather than merely feeding the Midas’ outputs to the house, several of the signals are first delivered to amps, which gives them a more authentic and lively feel.

    “The Metric Halo ULN-8 is tremendously powerful in this capacity,” said Pasquier. “I treat several of the stems with Metric Halo’s peerless Character modeling, which gives them a subtle honesty that helps with the overall mix. In addition, I can use the ULN-8 and MIO Console to record the dry output from the Midas as well as a mastered output using the ULN-8′s onboard DSP. Despite everything that it’s doing, the ULN-8 presents absolutely no perceptible latency and is perfectly reliable. We never deal with bugs or crashes, which is obviously a hugely important factor when taking a piece of gear on stage.”

    Pasquier first encountered a Metric Halo interface during the mastering of Fumuj’s second studio album, The Robot and the Chinese Shrimp. He was at London’s famous mastering house, The Exchange. Now, when they are in the studio, Fumuj uses the Metric Halo ULN-8 together with Pro Tools, Logic, or Digital Performer, the platform depending principally on which of the many studios throughout France the band is using at the moment. “MIO Console is fantastic for a band that moves as often as we do,” said Pasquier. “No matter the DAW, MIO Console integrates transparently. It’s also a creative tool. With real zero-latency and high-end DSP, we often experiment with Metric Halo’s re-amping, distortion, and complex signal routing.” On their recent projects, including Drop a Three, Fumuj used the ULN-8 to record all vocals and synthesizers. A Euphonix MC Control integrates seamlessly with Pasquier’s setup to deliver simple hardware control of MIO Console.

    For future recordings, Pasquier hopes to add additional Metric Halo input channels. “I think Metric Halo converters are simply the best,” he said. “And that’s not just compared to other compact interfaces, but also to the expensive standalone converters that do nothing but convert. The ULN-8 out-converts those boxes, and does so much more… all in one rack unit! The power to mix within the box with 80-bit summing is also critical. We once had a blind test in a studio that pitted our ULN-8 against a very famous, very expensive, and dedicated analog rack summing unit. Having sunk so much into that box, the studio owner was disappointed when the ULN-8 came out on top!”

    ABOUT METRIC HALO
    Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Metric Halo provides the world with high-resolution metering, analysis, recording and processing solutions with award-winning software and future-proof hardware. www.mhlabs.com

    L-ACOUSTICS K1 Used To Inaugurate New Kiev UEFA Stadium

    KIEV, Ukraine — Fotis Sound, L-ACOUSTICS’ Polish rental network agent, has provided an L-ACOUSTICS K1 WST line source system for the opening of the Olympic Stadium in Kiev in preparation for the UEFA Euro 2012 Football Championship.

    The opening ceremony, under the guidance of director Alexey Batkovsky, was based on Ukrainian history, with more than 2,000 volunteers and dancers involved in the larger performances. At the concert’s finale, Shakira appeared on stage to a backdrop of spectacular fireworks before an audience of 50,000, including Ukrainian president Victor Janukovich. more

    MSL Equips New Hed Kandi Brighton With Wall-To-Wall Martin Audio

    Following the success of Hed Kandi’s inaugural bar in Clapham earlier this year, installation company MSL has again chosen Martin Audio as its preferred loudspeaker brand for the new Hed Kandi flagship bar which opened recently in Brighton.

    Situated on West Street in the City’s bustling Lanes area, the former Luminar-owned Tru Nightclub has been completely overhauled and redesigned by Julian Taylor Associates with MSL entrusted with the full audio visual installation—including a high-impact Martin Audio system, networked across two floors.

    Part of the Ministry of Sound Group of companies, Hed Kandi has become a globally recognized brand with club events all over the world and a huge music catalog over many dance music genres. It was the Ministry’s then technical manager Alex Barrand who recommended MSL and Martin Audio on the strength of its performance at the premier London dance club, where it is used exclusively.

    MSL project managers Darrel Olivier and Bradley Watson teamed up to produce a comprehensive solution for the main bar area, seated booths, VIP areas and basement Shooter Bar, while Olivier produced a lighting and video solution, utilising a wide range of LED static and moving fixtures, to further enhance the public spaces.

    Once the integrators realized the priority that the operators wished to give to the sound reinforcement, 15 wall-mounted Martin Audio AQ8 (8” LF + 1” HF) full range enclosures were specified to provide punchy coverage throughout the ground floor space, while the low frequency extension is delivered using four floor-standing Martin Audio AQ212 (2 x 12”) and a single Martin Audio AQ210 (2 x 10”) sub bass enclosures.

    The reception spaces, outside facade and the Shooter Bar have all been provided for, with four Martin Audio ultra-compact C4.8T ceiling enclosures, while the next phase will see the addition of an AQ112 sub (1 x 12”)—plus separate DJ input—downstairs in the basement.

    A BSS Soundweb London BLU-100 manages the backbone of the audio system, with a pair of BLU-BOB expansion extenders providing the additional outputs required for the multi zone site (along with remote BLU-3 and BLU-8 control panels).

    DJ’s upstairs are equipped with a top-specification booth which also includes a pair of Martin Audio Blackline F8+ (8” + 1”) high power enclosures for DJ monitoring upstairs.

    “Martin Audio was recommended because it’s a proven product, with longevity and reliability, and they were happy to go down that route,” said Bradley Watson. “Although it’s not a nightclub it needs nightclub type levels — and they were very comfortable with the brand.”

    MSL senior project manager Darrel Olivier, working with Julian Taylor Associates meanwhile developed a comprehensive architectural and moving light solution while a Mitsubishi 4500 lumens DP projector and full Kramer Electronics transmission equipment complete the lighting and video solution, allowing the operators to project in full HD a wide variety of media.

    The complete system, from the architectural LED to the ceiling mounted moving heads, are all programmed and managed by a ShowCAD Artist 512 control system, with a 19” touch screen display monitor and an Edirol MIDI keyboard for instant scene and sequence recall.

    True to its signature style the Brighton bar decor showcases the stunning Hed Kandi girls and glamorous party nightlife. And with the dance brand’s world famous DJs playing through the Martin Audio house system, Hed Kandi Operations Director, Phil Faversham, expects this to quickly become Brighton’s hottest party destination.

    All photography kindly provided by Charles Turner
    www.charles-turner.com

    For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

    About Martin Audio®
    Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

    Government of Canada Selects Christie for Major Hercules Simulator Upgrade

    Christie® today announced that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) -Toronto, an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence, has selected the award-winning Christie Matrix StIM™ projection system as part of a major technology upgrade to train threat reaction by aircrew of the CC130 J-model transport aircraft and other military aircrafts. Stationed in Canada’s new 17,000 square meter Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton, Ontario, the two projectors are installed in the Department’s Hercules Observer Trainer (HOT) simulator. The HOT includes a correctly-sized mock-up of a CC130 J-model transport aircraft with a re-configurable crew station, swappable door and window, overlooking a 1.5 meter radius hemispherical screen and computer-generated images of gunfire, missile, and airborne threats.
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    The Royal Canadian Air Force uses the revolutionary HOT simulator to train loadmasters in “true-to-life” scenarios. HOT simulates combat and search and rescue scenarios, training military personnel to become faster and more accurate in detecting threats and search targets. This increases the speed of their adaptive responses so that a quick assessment of imminent threat is communicated and defensive actions initiated. Equally impressive, the HOT can network with other flight simulators, allowing entire crews and even multiple aircrew to train together as a team.
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    Christie worked with the DRDC and industry partners during the design phase to ensure that the projection system met the program requirements. With the upgrade, its visual system is now powered by two dual-input Christie Matrix StIM™ projectors that provide a higher resolution image and wider field of view from the aircraft for a more realistic training experience. Employing their headset and countermeasure dispenser, students train for day and night missions, stimulating their night vision goggles (NVG) with the Christie Matrix StIMs, something that couldn’t be achieved with a single projector with the first version of HOT. Results of data showed that with the HOT, trainees made 79 percent fewer errors and reduced their response time by 11 percent.
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    “We have worked with Christie before and their products and expertise are both reliable,” said Stuart Grant, Defense Scientist, DRDC. “When we were looking for the latest-generation visual systems with Infra-red capabilities, the Christie solution was the most mature system available. The Christie Matrix StIM has the means for delivering the features we needed for NVG stimulation, as well as blending, warping and other capabilities. We also selected it for its low heat emission due to its LEDs, an important consideration for our trainees who were often subject to uncomfortable heat levels.”
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    According to Jeff Clark, President of Renaissance Sciences Corporation, and NVG visual system integrator on the HOT project, “We recommended the Christie technology for its ability to provide four color NVG scenes, instead of the three-color industry standard. Our software is capable of deploying six different wavebands of simulation on one video card, so working with the Christie Matrix StIMs led to an impressive convergence of NVG stimulation technology.”
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    “Christie integrated simulation solutions are comprised of leading-edge display technology and world-class system integration expertise,” noted Zoran Veselic, vice president, Christie Visual Environments. “Canadian federal agencies are making impressive gains in simulation training and development, and Christie is proud to play a role in helping them implement the latest, cutting edge visual technologies with the most important, sought-after features and the lowest cost of operation.”
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    The award-winning Christie Matrix StIM is the world’s first true solid state LED-based simulation projection system and the first to provide simultaneous and independent control over both the visible and near-IR spectrum using LED illumination. It utilizes Christie TrueIMAGE™ integration tools for geometry, image blending and warping, color and brightness uniformity, low-latency and overall reliability and sustainability. Built with no consumables for a virtually maintenance-free system, the StIM features extraordinarily long life, image quality and ease of service.

    Oxygen DCT Launches a Website For Cinedeck Hire & Rental


    Following continued market demand Oxygen DCT has launched a new website that helps production companies, film makers, facilities and broadcasters to gain access to Cinedeck production equipment.

    Cinedeck film and TV production recorders are dramatically changing the production scene and leading the way to full tapeless production for film and television projects around the world.

    Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT which distributes Cinedeck in UK and parts of mainland Europe, says: “The cost savings over more traditional production kit are enormous, especially for drama, series and film work but it is the tapeless work flow and instantaneous editing that really score with post houses, allowing faster turnaround. Directors, producers and crews all over Europe are realising the benefits of Cinedeck and there is an enormous and growing demand for hire and rental.”

    Oxygen DCT delivered the first Cinedeck systems to European customers in July 2010 and has seen a dramatic acceleration in take up this year. It expects this demand to accelerate particularly in 2012 when many international broadcasters will have a UK base to cover the Olympic summer games. The company holds stock of both the EX and RX models to support its customers and, as a high service orientated organisation, is addressing hire demand by creating a forum for hire companies and production companies with the Cinedeck hire and rental website, www.cinedeckhire.com or www.cinedeckrental.com.

    Whether users are looking to hire, rent, buy or just to advice on CineDeck EX and RX models, www.cinedeckhire.com is their first port of call. It puts production users in control, enabling them to competitively source exactly what they need, when they need it. The website also acts as a central portal for information where by users can easily find out about production stories, how to get the best out of their systems, interfacing to various types of cameras, technical information and even software updates.

    Oxygen DCT is encouraging all of its Cinedeck clients to list themselves on the new site so they can maximise their investment in this technology by making their kit available for hire/rental.

    “Any rental company in Europe that owns a Cinedeck should be on this site, so that production companies can find them and rent from them when they are working in their country,” Hathaway adds. “Getting on board is easy – all the rental company has to do is complete a short form online and we’ll do the rest.”

    One company that has already taken advantage of the new site is Bestlight, whose director Steve Eveleigh says: “This is a great idea and a marvellous addition to the support you usually get from Oxygen DCT. Making it easier for film makers to hire Cinedeck will also help spread the word about these products and how good they are. It gives them the opportunity to try before they buy.”

    The site also includes a section with new and used equipment for sale and Oxygen DCT will continue to develop the site over coming months with additional features such as ‘Pimp My Cinedeck’, a one-stop shop where Cinedeck owners and rental customers can access add-ons such as batteries, SSD drives, hoods and other production equipment.

    For more information about the Cinedeck range or to organise a demo, please contact Oxygen DCT either direct or via the new Cinedeck website.

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    About Oxygen DCT:
    Oxygen DCT is a broadcasts systems solutions provider with a deep knowledge and understanding of the broadcast and professional media markets. This dynamic organisation has amassed in just over five years, a very extensive and comprehensive products portfolio of over 3000 carefully designed broadcast and production products that represent the pinnacle of engineering excellence. Oxygen DCT was the first company in the broadcast industry to fully implement online facilities for its customers and its unique, comprehensive online ordering facility automatically configures equipment systems for customers, saving time and provides industry professionals with the convenience of immediate online pricing. The ‘one-stop-shop’ website caters for the smallest requirements whilst also allowing users to prepare their own quotes and place orders online with immediate order confirmation. Oxygen DCT also provides advice, support and expertise as part of its ‘life cycle’ care scheme, ensuring that customers are fully serviced throughout their career life cycles. www.oxygendct.com

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