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With Meyer Sound JM-1P, the Power Difference is Clear at Kentucky’s Hillvue Heights Church

When Hillvue Heights Church of Bowling Green, Ky. installed a new Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on JM-1P arrayble loudspeakers, the sermon and music no longer sounded the same.

“Some ladies heard it immediately,” recalls Marc Owens, audio coordinator for the church. “They came up after the eight o’clock service and asked, ‘Now, what did you do to the sound? I can understand every word the preacher is saying now, and I couldn’t understand hardly anything before.’”

At the later up-tempo services for younger congregants, intelligibility couples with sheer power as the new system kicks into high gear. “I can peel the paint if I want to,” admits Owens, whose career in audio includes mixing for touring country notables and operation of Bowling Green’s premier recording studio. “We’re hitting up to 115 dB in here now, but nobody complains because it doesn’t hurt—as often it would with the old boxes.”

Bruce Bossert of Nashville-based Mid-Coast & Performance Audio, Inc., supplier of the Meyer Sound system, is also pleased by the power handling of the JM-1P. “It’s a rock ‘n’ roll system in a rock ‘n’ roll church,” says Bossert. “It hits hard and it still has tons of headroom left.” Bossert facilitated the installation, with Duane Tabinski providing on-site project management.

At the system’s core are left and right arrays of four each JM-1P loudspeakers, which cover most of the main floor seats in the roughly 1,500-capacity multipurpose auditorium. Solid bass kicks out from four under-stage 600-HP subwoofers, a down-firing UPA-2P loudspeaker fills in the center, two UPQ-2P loudspeakers handle out fill, and the wide balcony is covered by two UPA-2P and four UPA-1P delay loudspeakers. A number of MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers are installed, including six for under-balcony fill and eight for front fill, and two HD-1 monitors sits at FOH mix. A Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors provides system drive and processing.

“This was my first install with the JM-1P, and I was extremely impressed with its tone quality and power,” remarks Tabinski. “It has outstanding vocal clarity, and it was definitely the right box for the job. When the system was complete and tuned, the sound in the room was seamless. But then nothing I’ve done with Meyer has ever left me wanting. I’m a big fan!”

Marc Owens credits the church’s worship pastor, Keith Scarborough, as the one with the original vision to aim for a Meyer Sound solution. From there, system design and loudspeaker selection was a collaborative effort on the part of Owens, Bossert, and Tabinski in consultation with Meyer Sound Design Services. Final tuning was accomplished using the SIM 3 audio analyzer.

The new system takes on a full plate of duties. In addition to the Sunday and Wednesday church services, the auditorium hosts community meetings, graduations, children’s shows, and concerts—TobyMac was one of the first to perform using the new system.

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Broadcast Pix Adds Multi-Screen Output, Multi-Lingual Monitoring for Live Production

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced the release of its Video Control Center™ 3.1 software. A free download for current Granite™ and Mica™ customers, V3.1 is available now and delivers PowerAux™ multi-screen support for 1 M/E systems, Multi-Lingual Fluent-View features, support for Grass Valley K2 servers, and additional enhancements.

“Broadcast Pix has built its reputation on helping our customers create live video with confidence,” said Ken Swanton, Broadcast Pix CEO. “With this upgrade, you can create three different video compositions at once, and create in your own language.”

Using a system’s program output and dual PowerAux outputs, three “programs” of different content can be generated using a 1 M/E Granite or Mica system, and each can have up to six key layers on top. It is ideal for driving any combination of image magnification (I-MAG) screens, Internet feeds, and live television productions, because the multi-screen technology maintains one frame of constant delay across all outputs for continual lip sync throughout the presentation.

Multi-Lingual Fluent-View is a local language user interface that provides support for English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages, and enables users to easily add languages. All production controls are displayed in the selected language, including the entire Fluent-View “top page” layout, menus, messages, file names, source names, and Fluent™ Macro names. Plus, Broadcast Pix Translation Assistant software allows users to add other languages or dialects. V3.1 also provides Unicode support, enabling file names and other data to be viewed in character-based languages like Chinese.

Also new with V3.1 is optional remote control of and recording to Grass Valley K2 Solo and Summit video servers, as well as enhanced control of video servers from 360 Systems, Harris, and Omneon. The new option enables Broadcast Pix systems to control up to four channels of playback. It supports auto-start of clips when brought to air and integration with Fluent Macros. Plus, clip names are displayed on the panel’s PixPad. Remote control of up to 12 AJA Ki Pro recorders is included on all Granite and Mica systems.

About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in live video production systems. Its Video Control Centers™ empower operators with patented techniques that combine cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. The integration of a multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls provides the lowest cost of ownership at a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. Systems range from compact systems controlled by a touch-screen or voice-automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 110 countries. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Granite, Mica, Fluent, PowerAux, and Video Control Centers are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented.

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Media Vision USA Releases Industry-First Digital Audio Mixer for Conference Systems

San Francisco, CA, July 20, 2012 – The new TAIDEN HCS-8301M Digital Audio Mixer gives conference systems operators control over the audio level of conference microphones, interpreter consoles and system inputs/outputs, all without the need of a PC. This technology, exclusively offered by Media Vision USA, is a stunning new addition to the expansive 8300 Paperless Multimedia Congress System series. With the TAIDEN HCS-8301M Digital Audio Mixer, conference meetings are now able to run at an unparalleled level of efficiency and sophistication.

The HCS-8301M is a robust 15-channel hardware mixer, with fader attenuation at a range of -30dB to 0dB. The operator has control of up to 6 active microphones at any one time during meetings, ensuring effortless real-time volume adjustment tailored to the current speaker’s voice. This mixer features 11 banks of simultaneous interpretation audio (6 channels per bank), allowing the operator to evenly balance the language channels. The onboard dynamic processor offers a 5-band equalizer for the microphone, line in and line out channels and a 3-band EQ for interpretation channels. A high pass filter, mute capability and peak indicator on each channel strip allows even further control of audio.

The mixer’s 10-inch LCD touch screen enables users to easily monitor audio levels, language channels, and system connections. With the use of the touch screen users have access to the mixer’s internal settings, such as IP and network settings, allowing interconnectivity between TAIDEN’s Digital Conference Software.

“This new product from TAIDEN is important not because of its innovation in design, but because of its simple practicality,” said Wesley Sutliff, Product Manager of Media Vision USA. “Who wants to sit at a PC clicking on virtual faders with a mouse? The 8301M from TAIDEN provides a familiar control format for Audio Engineers and System Operators, and that familiarity will allow them to perform their jobs with better efficiency.”

The TAIDEN HCS-8301M adds even more versatility and enhanced control over the industry-leading 8300 Paperless Multimedia Congress System. It is compatible with existing popular TAIDEN products such as the 8318 Multimedia Terminal Unit, the 4886/4330 Delegate Microphone, and the 4385 Interpreter Console. When utilizing the TAIDEN Room Combiner, the mixer remains the unified source for all rooms, delegates or even borrowed interpreter stations. For system operators, the 8301M makes meeting management incredibly simple.

The TAIDEN HCS-8301M Digital Audio Mixer is available throughout the existing Media Vision USA representation network in North America.

About Media Vision USA
Media Vision USA is a leading provider of professional wired and wireless conferencing solutions for meeting rooms, VTC boardrooms, training centers, council chambers and auditoriums. Supported by feature-rich, flexible technologies, powerful software, and a dedicated product engineering team, we work with system integrators and consultants to design conferencing solutions that improve the quality of the audio in the room, and outside the room for distance communication. Additional information can be found at www.mediavisionusa.com

Christie Hosts High Frame Rate Expert Panel at SIGGRAPH 2012 Featuring Douglas Trumbull, Dennis Muren

As the Platinum Sponsor of SIGGRAPH 2012, Christie®, the first in the world to publically demonstrate 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) projection technology using a single projector, is proud to host the SIGGRAPH HFR Panel, “High Frame Rate Cinema, Impacts on Art and Technology,” to be held Wednesday, August, 8 at 10:45 a.m., at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Hall K. The panel will feature 10 cinema industry leaders, led by Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull and Dennis Muren, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. It will be moderated by Paul Salvini, chief technology officer (CTO) of Christie. SIGGRAPH 2012 will be staged August 5 – 9. (In late breaking news, Jon Landau, Academy Award-winning producer of “Avatar” and “Titanic” has confirmed his participation in the HFR panel.)

Filmmaker and Visual Effects legend Douglas Trumbull’s photographic effects credits include groundbreaking films such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Blade Runner,” and “The Tree of Life.” Douglas Trumbull pioneered work on High Frame Rate cinematography and projection with his Showscan process of 70mm film photographed and projected at 60 fps, and is now exploring 3D at 120 fps. Dennis Muren is the recipient of eight Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, with credits that include “Star Wars” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

“The SIGGRAPH HFR panel will explore the technology behind high-frame-rate cinema, and look at what it will mean to producers of content and to the audience experience,” noted Paul Salvini. “The panelists are pioneers in their fields, addressing the challenges of HFR across the entire workflow, to provide the post-production and visual effects communities with important guidance regarding the challenges and rewards of developing HFR content for the exhibition community.”

Additional panelists include:

Jim Beshears, Head of Post-production at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., oversees all aspects of the studio’s self-contained editorial and post-production facilities. Jim has been instrumental in creating a solid support system capable of simultaneously managing multiple feature-length animated projects and multiple short projects.

Matthew Cowan, co-founder of Entertainment Technology Consultants and currently Chief Scientific Officer at RealD, of California, developed RealD’s successful 3D cinema system and is respected in the post-production community for his knowledge and application of human perception to 3D systems, color, and transfer functions in digital cinema.

Darin Grant, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Domain Media Group, is responsible for the overall technology strategy for the company and its many subsidiaries. He is the former head of production technology at DreamWorks Animation.

John Helliker is Founder/Director of Sheridan College’s SIRT Centre, a research and training facility focused on digital workflow innovations including HFR and virtual production. Based at Pinewood Toronto Studios, SIRT’s leading edge work is based on a unique set of partnerships with major industry guilds and associations, individual companies, as well as government and academia.

Luke Moore, Director of Special Projects at Canada’s Side Effects Software, in Toronto, is responsible for identifying and addressing the unique technical challenges faced by studios using the popular Houdini VFX and Animation software. Luke brings first-hand knowledge and anecdotes regarding challenges of managing large datasets necessary to enable higher temporal and physical resolution to meet the needs of new challenges in modern production environments.

Phil Oatley is Head of Technology at New Zealand-based Park Road Post Production, where his visionary talents have guided the company through incredible growth, including establishing key partnerships to promote HFR research and development.

Dr. Lincoln Wallen, Head of Research and Development at Dreamworks Animation, in California, and formerly CTO at Electronic Arts Mobile, where he was instrumental in shaping EA’s approach to the mobile business, creating a strong portfolio of mass market mobile games, as well as games delivering a next-generation consumer experience.

“As the first licensee to market digital cinema projection based on Texas Instruments’ revolutionary DLP Cinema® technology, Christie has remained an industry leader, helping the post-production and exhibition communities with the latest-generation products, service, and technical expertise,” noted Paul Salvini. “We are proud to moderate this panel, which brings together true industry visionaries to discuss HFR, the next phase of the digital cinema revolution.”

Salvini added: “Christie continues to forge alliances in Hollywood with powerful proponents of HFR such as James Cameron, as well as partnering with leading post-production facilities such as Park Road Post Production and Weta Digital Ltd., to ensure a seamless transition to HFR and a superior movie-viewing experience.”

Among the movies on the horizon to feature HFR is the sequel to James Cameron’s “Avatar,” as well as Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,“ both of which will also be presented in stereoscopic 3D.

Salvini noted that Christie recently affirmed its HFR leadership with the world’s first and only single-manufacturer DLP Cinema projector and Integrated Media Block (IMB) combination that meets the DCI specifications in both the 2K and 4K mode of operation. It’s the best combination for producing the brightest and sharpest image and the most reliable HFR solution.

“Christie has earned a solid reputation for accelerating innovations in digital projection technology that includes the first to market a fully stereoscopic 3D DLP projector, in addition to providing leadership in the development and implementation of visualization and immersive technologies,” said Salvini.

To register for the conference, visit SIGGRAPH 2012. Also visit Christie at SIGGRAPH 2012 Booth #1123.

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ALTINEX ANNOUNCES TNP602 / TNP602C TABLETOP INTERCONNECT BOXES

**** Photo: Altinex TNP602 Tabletop Interconnect Box ****

Brea, CA – July 2012… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of theTNP602 / TNP602C Tabletop Interconnect Boxes, two more additions to the ever-expanding line of Tilt ‘N Plug interconnect offerings. As a versatile interconnect solution designed for installation into tables, podiums, or other furniture as part of an AV presentation system, the TNP602 / TNP602C offer convenient, one touch access to a variety of video, audio, computer, network, and power connections—making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or conference room table. more

Sennheiser’s RF Wireless Sound Academy Seminar Comes to New York City August 6th

New York City — July 19, 2012 — Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will be offering its highly regarded RF Wireless Sound Academy Seminar in New York City on Monday, August 6th in mid-town Manhattan. The seminar costs $199 and includes continental breakfast, full lunch, workshop materials, and a $50 rebate coupon good for Sennheiser and Neumann products. Participants who complete the seminar will earn 6 RU CTS credits.

This single-day workshop is designed to teach attendees how to plan for trouble-free operation of multi-channel wireless microphones and wireless personal monitoring systems in even the toughest environments. Topics will include:

- RF theory plus practical tips and tricks to maximize reliability

- Reserving TV channels for events on the new FCC spectrum database system

- Best practices for system planning and frequency coordination

- Working with wireless monitoring systems

- New developments in digital RF systems

The event will feature several experts in the field including host and presenter Joe Ciaudelli and special guest Volker Schmitt: the RF engineer who spearheaded the creation of Sennheiser’s most successful and innovative products, including the popular evolution wired, evolution wireless, MKH, MKE, and 3000 and 5000 series.

Other highly qualified guest speakers include Uwe Sattler and Ben Escobedo of Sennheiser, Broadway RF and audio engineer, Andrew Funk and Henry Cohen, president and senior RF engineer at Production Radio – an RF engineering, consulting and event services firm serving entertainment, production and corporate clients. Following are details on the event and how to register:

- Where: Musicians Union Local 802, 322 W 48th St., New York City

- When: Monday, August 6th 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

- Cost/registration: $199 per participant (register before July 27th and receive a $20 discount). Complete registration details, bios of guest speakers and more information at http://www.sennheiserusa.com/RFseminar.

Platinum Tools® Launches VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester at 2012 CEDIA Expo

Now Shipping, the Updated VDV MapMaster Now Includes Cable Length Measurement, and Combines Continuity Testing, Mapping, and Tone Generator into a Single Unit

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 19, 2012 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2012 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 6 – 8 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 5630. Now with cable length measurement, the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 is now shipping with an MSRP of $129.95.

“The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time. Whether the job is residential or commercial, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 2.0 makes it an installer’s best friend.”

Length Mode is used to measure the length of entire cables and its pin pairs and allows for viewing and adjusting the length constant value for video, data, and voice cables. The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables. Video and data cables can be connected to their respective remotes at the same time to improve testing efficiency. Patch cables may be tested without removing the master remote from storage.

With a convenient size and weight of only 6.4in x 2.8in x 1.4in and just 9.0 ounces, additional features of the VDV MapMaster include:
• Tests voice (six wire), data (eight wire), and video (coax)
• Measures the entire length of a cable and/or individual wire pairs within the cable
• Easy-to-read , extra large 7-segment LCD screen with large icons
• Tone generator with selectable tone cadence and selectable pins carrying tone
• RJ (voice and data) master remote stores in bottom of case
• Map 19 locations at one time
• Measures length in feet or meters
• Tests and indicates pins with shorts, opens, reversals miswires and split pairs
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired T568A/B and crossover/uplink
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired 6-pin telephone plus “Rev” for reverse pinned
• Voltage detection warning icon
• Long battery life; low battery icon indicator
• Auto power off

Numerous accessories for the VDV MapMaster 2.0 are also available.

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Anton/Bauer Batteries Support Production of Climate Change Documentary An Uncertain Future

CINE VCLX and DIONIC 90 Are Batteries of Choice While Filming in the Arctic

COOPER ISLAND, ALASKA, JULY 19, 2012—When award-winning filmmaker David Wright of Planet Earth Pictures agreed to travel to Alaska and film the upcoming educational documentary, An Uncertain Future, he chose batteries from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, to power his equipment. Wright traveled with a supply of Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® 90 and CINE VCLX batteries to support his Panasonic HDX900 and Canon XF105 cameras, as he embarked on a month-long excursion to Cooper Island, a remote location off the coast Alaska, as well as a voyage around Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic, to shoot a documentary on biologist Dr. George Divoky who is conducting climate change research.

For the last 40 years, Dr. Divoky has made the journey to Cooper Island each summer to study the migration and feeding patterns of a colony of seabirds. By studying this colony, he has gleaned a wealth of information about how climate change is affecting the habitat they live in, as well as the lives of other creatures living in and around the surrounding Beaufort Sea, including the sea life serving as food for the birds. Over the last five years, Divoky has witnessed the arrival of starving polar bears, which feed on the birds and their eggs. The polar bears seek refuge on the island due to a loss of habitat caused by the increasing lack of sea ice in the warming Arctic basin.

Wright met Dr. Divoky in 2011 during the filming of the BBC series Frozen Planet. Intrigued by Dr. Divoky’s work, Wright agreed to document him in action, with the goal of producing a film that would educate climate-change skeptics on the growing peril climate change presents to the planet and its inhabitants. Wright served as cameraman and field producer, spending a month with Dr. Divoky in his small, 10 x 12 foot cabin on the remote island. With few resources available, facing a mix of below-freezing and unusually warm temperatures, as well as weeks of fog, the trip presented quite a challenge to the filmmaker. Thanks to help from Anton/Bauer’s batteries, however, Wright was able to power his camera through the entire trip.

David Wright

“I have been a big fan of Anton/Bauer products for the last 20 years,” explains Wright. “I travel to some of the world’s most extreme environments, which tests my equipment to the absolute limits. Not only have I used Anton/Bauer batteries in the frigid temperatures of the Arctic but also in the tropics of Central Africa and the heat of Central Australia. I always travel with a supply of DIONIC batteries as my main power source. They are light and powerful for their size, plus the positive lock system is far superior to other mounts when working in arduous conditions. I have also started using the high-capacity CINE VCLX when I need to run equipment that draws a high current or needs to run for extended periods. It has performed wonderfully.”

For this trip, as he does for many others, Wright traveled with eight DIONIC 90s and keeps them charged with an Anton/Bauer TWQ four-bay simultaneous charger. According to Wright, this is more than enough for a day’s shooting and provides enough power for the LED lighting that he also uses.

“When you don’t know when you will next get a chance to find a power source, it is so great to have some reserve energy,” he says. “Even in the cold of the Arctic, the fully charged Anton/Bauer batteries have held their energy for days without a problem.”

The DIONIC 90 was designed by Anton/Bauer to deliver consistently reliable performance even in the most challenging shooting environments on Earth. It offers a RealTime® display that continually updates the operator on how much run time remains and on the state of the current charge. Weighing only 1.7 pounds, the DIONIC 90 can be transported without restriction under the IATA and DOT safety regulations (http://www.antonbauer.com/Support/TransportationInformation). The 95Wh battery can handle a maximum load of six amps, and offers run times ranging from six hours at 15 watts to a little over 2 hours at 45 watts.

CINE VCLX batteries provide superior run time and service life for the power demands of today’s cinema production and lighting equipment. Known for providing extended run-times for some of the most popular film and digital cinema cameras, including ARRI, RED, Sony and Panavision, CINE VCLX batteries provide all the safety and high power-draw performance of Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cell chemistry technology in a power package specifically designed for the integration of 24V film and 14V video equipment. The high-power 28V output is also capable of powering 200 W HMI lights, lighting panels and portable microwave units. The CINE VCLX batteries feature a RealTime® LCD that accurately displays remaining run-time and a visual LED warning indicator when 15 minutes of run-time remain.

An Uncertain Future is currently in post production, with a projected release for later this summer, available for free, online at the film’s website: http://www.changingourclimate.net.

In addition to his work on An Uncertain Future, Wright recently finished shooting a feature film, Blind Pass, in Ireland and Florida. For that project he also used Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90s to power a RED MX and 1×1 Litepanels. He also specializes in high-speed work, using the Phantom, which requires a 24V supply. The CINE VCLX provides an excellent solution for this camera, or if he is traveling to more remote locations, he will use two DIONIC 90s. For more information about David Wright’s work visit http://www.planetearthpictures.com or follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/LunaSeaFilms.

For more information about Anton/Bauer’s roster of products, visit www.antonbauer.com.

Notes to Editors:

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 every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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Vizrt Provides Live Graphics for BBC’s Summer Games Coverage

Vizrt will supply BBC Sport with their HD graphics engines to deliver the broadcaster’s live television graphics for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Working in conjunction with Vizrt are two London-based graphics providers – Mammoth Graphics and deltatre. The two firms will use their Vizrt expertise to design, operate and manage the delivery of the live HD graphics operation, which will be based within the broadcaster’s studio at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in London.

The graphics suite will be equipped with 12 Viz Trio character generator (CG) systems, with each of six Trio live graphics systems paired with six Viz Engine HD/SD rendering systems for realtime compositing of HD video and graphics.

Two Trio/Engine combinations will be dedicated to graphics creation for BBC-1, while two more combos will support different events being carried on BBC-3, a channel targeted to a relatively younger demographic. The remaining two Trio/Engine combos will serve as spares for failsafe redundancy. All of the Vizrt systems will have access to all live video feeds coming into the IBC from all the venues, and many live graphics will integrate live video.

“All graphics and templates will have a unique BBC style created in advance using Viz Artist design software including full-screens, lower thirds, and side panels, as well as a visually riveting 3D ‘medals table’ that illustrates the medals count by nation,” said Phil Long, managing director of Mammoth Graphics. “Most of the graphics for nearly three dozen sports—roughly 2,500 events—will be live and coming from the Vizrt boxes.”

Long agrees that a key strength of the Vizrt graphics platform for high-profile events like the London Summer Games is the ability to customize it to support specific applications. For example, Mammoth Graphics collaborated with another live graphics vendor, Kenziko, to create a bespoke device called KineTrak, which will debut on the London Summer Games. KineTrak detects and interprets human movements to allow on-camera presenters to control and manipulate the presentation of live graphics.

“We’re pleased that Mammoth Graphics and deltatre have expressed confidence in our live graphics workflow for the BBC’s multichannel coverage of the Summer Games,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. “We take pride in providing a powerful, integrated live graphics workflow that meets whatever graphics needs sport producers and broadcasters may have when covering such demanding live events. We can’t wait to see the graphics innovations they bring to the coverage of the Games.”

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s Asset Management. Running on non proprietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / OBrown@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +47 9184 5602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

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iStreamPlanet and Haivision Partner to Deliver End-to-End Live Streaming of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Customers in Europe and the Caribbean Adopt iStreamPlanet and Haivision’s Go-Live Package to Stream the London 2012 Olympic Games to Internet Viewers

LONDON — July 19, 2012 — iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, Internet managed broadcast software, services and solutions, and Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced today the availability of the Go-Live Package, a turnkey, end-to-end, live streaming and cross platform video playback solution for the London 2012 Olympic Games rights-holding broadcasters (RHBs). more

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