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ITV’s Drama Whitechapel returns To Hackenbacker

Award-winning facility Hackenbacker has completed the entire audio post production for the fourth series of ITV’s hit TV drama Whitechapel.

Created by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, Whitechapel follows a group of police detectives, led by Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler, as they investigate homicides which seem to be copycat killing based on historical crimes. The series is produced by NBC Universal’s Carnival Films and stars Rupert Penry Jones as Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler, Phil Davis as Detective Sergeant Ray Miles and Steve Pemberton as Edward Buchan.

Hackenbacker’s founder Nigel Heath, who is also the series re-recording mixer, says: “We worked on the first series of Whitechapel, which was originally broadcast in 2009, and it feels really good to welcome it back under our roof. This series of six episodes is full of unexpected twists, turns and shocks! We have all hugely enjoyed adding to the already supercharged atmosphere of this highly original and thrilling series.”

Over the past 25 years, Hackenbacker has tackled many high profile film and television projects including Downton Abbey, Spooks, Hustle, Whitechapel, Four Lions, In Bruges and Sean of the Dead.

Whitechapel Series 4 will be screened on ITV later this year.

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About Hackenbacker:
With more than 25 years experience in the audio post production business, Hackenbacker provides a first class service to the film and television industries. Its award-winning team of sound editors, designers and mixers combine a thorough knowledge of today’s technology with an understanding of the importance of deadlines in order to deliver an exceptional service to all Hackenbacker clients. The facility offers full time technical support and access to the very latest equipment as well as some more esoteric specialist devices. www.hackenbacker.com

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IDC to Showcase New Products for Video Distribution at CommunicAsia 2013

New LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform helps Asian broadcasters increase ad revenues and reduce costs.

Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting (TSX: IDC) will introduce the latest generation of its LASER Targeted Ad Insertion Platform to the Asian market at CommunicAsia2013 in Singapore, running from June 18-21. IDC will be exhibiting at Stand 1D2-04.

IDC’s LASER Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway, and SuperFlex® Pro Cinema Cache Servers and Event Players are among the highlights of the company’s CommunicAsia booth. These products give Asian broadcasters and service providers new ways to increase revenue streams while reducing operating costs.

The LASER platform provides targeted local ad insertion and DVB-S/S2 satellite video reception in a single edge device. Globally, broadcasters and service providers lose millions of dollars in ad revenues every year because of licensing, regulatory and copyright issues specific to certain regions throughout the world. With the LASER platform, operators can provide regionalized ad insertion and blackout management for satellite delivered content – from one cost-effective platform. The solution’s blackout capabilities ensure the broadcaster can safely sell and distribute any network-wide ad, even if it is not permitted or suitable for the entire distribution footprint.

“Our LASER platform provides a video distribution receiver, an ad splicer, and an ad server all in one affordable device,” said Doug Lowther, president and CEO at IDC. “And with it, television networks and content redistributors can offer a more powerful advertising solution. It affords greater flexibility to advertisers by offering both dynamic ad targeting and flexible ad footprints. We believe this next generation product will enable many Asian broadcasters to increase their advertising revenues.”

IDC’s Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway enables direct-to-home (DTH) satellite operators to expand the addressable market for their existing services by gaining access to residential customers living in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). Digital Tattoo helps overcome the distribution challenges currently faced by DTH operators looking to provide services to potential subscribers within MDUs including apartment buildings, gated communities, college campuses, and healthcare facilities.

IDC’s Digital Tattoo DTH Over IP Gateway uses IP networking to distribute DTH content to MDU subscribers over a standard Ethernet network. IDC’s approach is easier and more cost-effective to implement because it allows the Ethernet infrastructure to be reused. This enables MDU owners to offer residents additional services, such as Internet connectivity, voice over IP, and surveillance camera monitoring.

IDC’s popular digital cinema products will also be highlighted at CommunicAsia including the SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Servers and Event Players. Over 70 percent of satellite-connected digital cinemas throughout the world use IDC’s Digital Cinema Solutions.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

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HARMAN’s Studer VistaMix Offers Ideal Automatic Microphone Mixing Solution for Houses of Worship

ORLANDO, Florida – Mixing sound for houses of worship poses a unique set of challenges, particularly when services involve large choirs, musical ensembles and multiple worship leaders. These scenarios feature multiple open or active microphones, which leads to microphone spill, increased background noise and greater possibility of system feedback. As each active microphone is added to the mix, intelligibility decreases while unpleasant comb filter effects (phase distortion) become more common.

Manual fader control can miss cues when speakers speak unexpectedly, plus changes in fader positions can quickly lead to disturbing changes of the total ambience/noise level in the mix.

HARMAN’s Studer VistaMix is a software upgrade for its range of Vista digital mixing consoles that offers a solution to these problems. VistaMix automatic microphone mixing removes the need for an operator to manually adjust all the faders all the time, leaving the microphones of talking participants open, while closing the microphones of silent participants in order to reduce spill and background noise.

VistaMix offers the solution by mimicking the action of a human operator: increasing gain for ‘talking’ microphones and reducing gain for all others, but doing it very quickly and keeping the amount of total gain constant, so a clean live mix can be created.

In addition, VistaMix switches on only those microphones that are in use. Several nested VistaMix groups can be set up so that individual areas can be managed separately and then combined.

This significant new feature is available to all existing Vista systems with SCore Live DSP engines and the Vista 1. By simply upgrading to software version 4.9 and adding the special VistaMix channels to the DSP configuration, VistaMix is ready to go. No additional hardware is required to the Vista surface, the new controls are fully implemented within the standard Vistonics™ screens and controls.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft Announces Multi-Track Recording Expansion Card for Si Series Consoles

ORLANDO, Florida – HARMAN’s Soundcraft has announced a new option card in the ViSi Connect series of expansions for the Si Expression, Si Compact and Si Performer consoles, providing users of the console with a multi-channel, multi-format interface for live and studio recording to DAWs and other recording systems.

The Multi Digital card provides 32 output channels (fed from the console channel direct outputs or other feeds) and 32 input channels for playback/monitoring from the recording system, often PC or MAC based DAW’s. The card has connections for USB and FireWire, plus another eight channels of ADAT interface on TOSLINK optical connectors. A second FireWire port allows the connection of an external hard disk as well as a computer, which provides a more stable recording solution than using the computer’s internal hard drive.

The new card extends the applications for the console as live performances can now be easily recorded for later mixdown, or used for virtual soundcheck and setup using multi-track playback.

In the studio, the console can become a more powerful part of the system utilizing the exemplary sound of the mic preamps for recording, providing up to six stereo latency-free artist headphone monitor feeds, control room monitor outputs and of course physical fader final mix-down.

The card also allows expansion of inputs and outputs to the console as any of the ports can be used to connect external equipment such as multichannel mic preamps or audio interfaces which have USB, FireWire or ADAT connections.

Soundcraft has developed an application note and set of simple guides which can be viewed on the Soundcraft website, www.soundcraft.com.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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HARMAN’s Martin Lighting and HARMAN Professional Audio Components Go on a Sea Cruise with Royal Caribbean International

MIAMI, Florida — Royal Caribbean International is one of the world’s largest cruise lines, with 21 ships to its name that sail to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. The compnay goes all-out to give its guests the ultimate vacation with world-class restaurants, designer shopping, and entertainment including Broadway hit musicals – lit by Martin lighting with audio provided by a host of HARMAN Professional audio components and loudspeakers.

Royal Caribbean does things in a big way, with ships as large as 225,282 gross tonnage. Each vessel is equipped with several thousand Martin intelligent lighting fixtures, notes Paul Riley, Fleet Technical Operations, Sound, Lighting and Rigging. The ships use all types of Martin lighting including MAC Wash, Entour, Profile, Aura and many other LED, short-arc discharge and tungsten halogen lamp models. In addition, Martin’s LightJockey2 software-based control system is used in nearly all of the ships’ discos and smaller entertainment spaces.

On each ship Royal Caribbean has at least two shows in the main theater, one generally a higher-energy show with a rock edge, and the other a more theatrical production. “Three ships have actual Broadway productions on them, ‘Hairspray,’ ‘Chicago’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever,’” noted Riley. Shows on several ships also feature ice skating rinks with international skating stars, aerial acrobats and AquaTheaters, high-dive and water shows that are held in large amphitheaters at the back of the ships.

Riley likes Martin because of its value per dollar, rugged construction and easy serviceability. Like many pros, he’s specifying more and more LED lighting. While Royal Caribbean has been using LED lighting for years on its pool decks, adult and teen discos and smaller entertainment spaces, Riley felt that LED wasn’t viable for theatrical applications until a few years ago, but moving forward they’ll be using LED almost exclusively. “For us, LED is a no-brainer. Fuel prices are still quite high and since LED uses less power, it uses less fuel.” LED eliminates the need for large, expensive and power-consuming dimmer racks and saves a lot of money on lamp consumption, which is a big factor for Royal Caribbean as their larger vessels have more than 1,000 fixtures per ship. Riley notes that all outdoor lighting is IP-rated and that “all equipment that’s considered for shipboard applications must be robust and able to operate with power that can be inconsistent at times and fluctuate a bit.”

On the audio side, Riley points out that dozens upon dozens of JBL Control 23s series speakers and JBL Control 1s are installed in discos, lounges, sports bars, centrums and other areas. Royal Caribbean uses various Crown amplifiers almost exclusively in all the entertainment venues on its Vision Class ships and the Majesty of the Seas, and Riley points out that the Crown Macro Tech and Micro Tech amps that were installed in the fleet’s Majesty and Vision Class ships in the early 1990s are still in service today. A selection of dbx compressors and Lexicon effects units are employed everywhere from the largest theaters to smaller venues.

“BSS Soundweb London signal processors and audio networking products are the only DSPs we use in the main theaters, secondary lounges, studios and larger entertainment venues on all 21 of our ships,” Riley said. “The newer, larger ships use BSS products almost exclusively in every venue and all those systems are networked to provide extensive centralized audio control capabilities throughout each vessel. Royal Caribbean has been using BSS extensively on ships built since the early 2000s and nearly all older boats have been retrofitted with BSS gear.

“I think the primary aspect of the ships’ lighting and audio that might surprise many people is the sheer amount of equipment we have in use,” Riley concluded. “Many people think of a cruise as a laid back vacation on a ship that might have some entertainment offerings, but they might not think of the entertainment as a key feature of the vacation as it is on our ships. In reality, our guests are surprised to see the size of our venues, the intensity and quality of our productions and how technologically advanced our equipment is. Most any equipment you’d find in a major concert venue or the more modern showrooms in Vegas, you’ll find in use on our ships.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

HARMAN’s Martin Lighting and HARMAN Professional Audio Components Provide Compelling Sight and Sound At Biltmore Baptist Church

ARDEN, North Carolina — Biltmore Baptist Church serves its 7,500 members with three houses of worship in North Carolina. In addition, the church maintains a strong online presence with live streaming video services, podcasts and original video productions. Its main Arden location has a 2400-seat worship center equipped with full audio and video facilities and has been using Martin lighting and HARMAN Professional audio gear for more than a decade for its sermons, concerts, church activities and theatrical and video productions.

The church utilizes a variety of Martin intelligent lighting fixtures to illuminate its main platform area, which is 110 feet across and 45 feet deep with a 80-foot stage between the video screens which are located at each end of the platform. The church’s lighting array includes four MAC 500 floor-mounted spot luminaires with dual color wheels, dual gobos and a rotating prism for uplighting, two MAC 500s used as overhead wash fixtures and a number of MAC 575 Krypton 575-watt lights positioned throughout the church. The MAC 575s each feature two eight-position color wheels, six indexable rotating gobos, nine static gobos, an interchangeable rotating prism and built-in strobe effects. During the holidays, additional MAC 101 and MAC 301 Wash LED lights and MAC 700 Wash lamp lighting is rented to add festive colors and special effects to the church’s interior spaces.

“Our lighting requirements run the gamut from simple to highly elaborate,” noted Eric Alexander, the full-time Technical Lighting Specialist at Biltmore Baptist Church. “When the pastor is giving his sermon we just need some basic wash lighting to cover him as he walks around the platform – we want the focus to be on him and not the lighting and a couple of Martin wash lights are all we need to provide uniform and effective illumination.”

“For the praise band and choir we’ll get more creative and complex with effects and colors. In theatrical productions and concerts we’ll use the full array of colors, effects, movement and backlighting that Martin lighting provides, for a more powerful and exciting presentation.” Alexander has plenty of help from Zach Brady, the church’s audio specialist and front of house mixer, Technical Director Dave Duncan and a cast of volunteers that can number up to 20 during a Sunday morning service with choir, orchestra and praise band.

Alexander points out that, thanks to the variety of uses he needs from Martin lighting, he uses everything the church has, all the time, on occasion moving the fixtures from room to room. “I don’t keep anything in the back room.” Because all the fixtures are used constantly, dependability is paramount, and Alexander finds that with regular maintenance, cleaning and changing out lamps, motors and igniters on a regular schedule he can count on using the luminaires “until they fall off the truss.”

Asheville, NC systems contractor Real World Audio installed the audio for the Biltmore Baptist Church. Three columns of eight JBL VerTec VT4888 line array elements each are hung at stage left, center and right, and four VerTec VT4880 dual-18-inch line array subwoofers are placed underneath the stage. A variety of additional JBL VP (Venue Performance) and other speakers are installed throughout the church in the fellowship hall, youth area, gymnasium and other rooms, all powered by Crown amplifiers and connected via HARMAN HiQnet System Architect software. In addition, the church uses a variety of JBL VRX Series loudspeakers and Crown amps in its Swannanoa and Franklin campuses.

“My main consideration is that the lighting and sound must serve the message the pastor and the people on stage want to deliver without drawing too much attention to itself,” said Alexander. “The Martin lighting can provide an incredibly wide range of looks, colors and effects and the JBL loudspeakers provide stunning concert-quality sound, so we could really dazzle the congregants if we wanted to but that’s not what we’re about. We use lighting and sound to enhance the message we want to convey and if you do it right, it has a big impact.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Digital Projection unveils 20,000 lumen TITAN Quad 2000 ‘Super Quad’ series

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a monumental brightness expansion of their flagship TITAN projector line with the 20,000 lumen TITAN Quad 2000 series. Termed the ‘Super Quad,’ the Quad 2000 platform incorporates DPI’s advanced image Warp and Blend capabilities, three native resolutions, active 3D connectivity, and a host of professional features to suit any rigorous commercial or staging application imaginable. The TITAN Quad 2000 platform marks the world’s first projectors of this brightness, in a chassis with such a small form factor. ‘Super Quad’ projectors are already shipping and are available today.

Delivering 20,000 lumens of dazzling brightness, the new ‘Super Quad’ projectors reveal powerful 3-chip DLP® performance available in an incredibly rugged, compact chassis. Utilizing DPI’s new, advanced electronics, all TITAN Quad 2000 models provide the user with the ability to make extensive geometric warp correction via the adjustment of an interpolated grid array of up to 16 x 16 nodes. Furthermore, up to eight warp maps can be generated, downloaded and stored within the projector’s electronics. On board adjustments for Pincushion, Barrel, Cornerstone, Vertical and Horizontal Keystone, and even Image Rotation, are also standard in the new TITAN Quad 2000 displays.

Superbly capable edge blending and multi-projector tiling are provided by way of high bit depth processing that ensures a seamless, contiguous image can be created from multiple projectors. Black Level Uplift in all non-blend areas guarantees uniformity across the screen, even when dark image content is displayed. Additionally, end users can choose to utilize the TITAN Quad 2000’s onboard tiling function by assigning each projector a position within an image matrix. The video processing then automatically extracts the appropriate segment of the input signal to be displayed by each projector in the array, and enables blending for the appropriate edges.

TITAN Quad 2000 displays are equipped with DPI’s exclusive 3D advances that further extend the remarkable flexibility engineered within each TITAN display. Applications with 120 Hz native sources can utilize the High Bandwidth Input, eliminating the need for frame doubling. For 60 Hz 3D applications, DPI’s built-in Dual Flash Processing™ enables distribution of 3D content via 60 Hz formats by frame-doubling the signal within the projector. This produces the low flicker image characteristics of a native 120 Hz source without the infrastructure costs associated with distributing and switching ultra-high bandwidth signals.

Announced as an evolution of the 16,000 lumen TITAN Quad displays introduced by Digital Projection at InfoComm 2011, the capabilities of the remarkably powerful ‘Super Quad’ displays perfectly complement other revolutionary technologies that have made DPI’s precision displays the go-to standard for commercial venues for over 15 years. TITAN Quad 2000 series projectors employ four 465 watt high intensity discharge lamps to produce powerfully bright imagery, making them suitable for a wide variety of demanding medium and large venue applications. DPI’s ColorMax™ technology presents the most flexible color management system available today, and serves as a powerful color calibration tool, whether the installation calls for a single projector or an array of projectors in tiled / blended applications.

About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries

Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Church On the Move Doesn’t Stand Still With HARMAN’s New Martin Lighting and HARMAN Professional Sound

TULSA, Oklahoma — The term “mega church” might have been coined to describe Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 12,000-member Church on the Move. At services, the church’s message is delivered on a scale that rivals major rock concerts, with full-scale lighting, sound and video in a sanctuary that’s bigger than many top music venues. The rock concert analogy is appropriate in more ways than one – the church’s audio and video staff rent rather than purchase most of their lighting, giving them access to the latest HARMAN Martin lighting gear to complement the church’s HARMAN Professional sound system.

“We rent 90 percent of our lighting and it gives us the freedom to change frequently and try new ideas and technologies. We don’t want to be left behind when the industry makes a major shift, ” said Andrew Stone, Church on the Move’s production manager and audio director. Renting also cuts down on the need to retain additional maintenance staff – the church can handle all its lighting needs with two technicians. “The rental model also lets us use high-quality gear without spending a ton of money. We can rent more equipment as needed for bigger events.”

Church On the Move utilizes a host of Martin intelligent lighting products including MAC III Profile lighting, MAC Viper Profile high-output 26,000-lumens fixtures, MAC 700 Wash 26,000-lumens lighting and TW1 tungsten wash lights. Stone and crew will buy equipment when it makes economic sense, and recently purchased a number of Martin VC-Dot 1 fixtures, individually controllable LED dots that are used to create customized video displays. The VC-Dot 1 provides new ways to integrate video technology into stage designs, ceilings and other structures. Church On the Move lighting designer Daniel Connell states, “We can use the VC-Dot 1 as a design element, as a backdrop or split it up for use in several auditoriums.. It’s amazingly versatile and enables us to easily add dramatic visual impact to a space.”

Lighting designer Daniel Connell notes that music is a key element of Church On the Move’s services and that along with the HARMAN JBL, Crown and BSS-based audio system, a major part of the Martin lighting is to create a modern concert looking feel. He doesn’t want “a lot of flash” but the ability for the lighting to set a mood or tone on stage and throughout the sanctuary. “We don’t have a backdrop or a physical stage set so the lighting is our set,” Connell said. “Other house of worship lighting designers don’t do it this way but we feel it’s an interesting and powerful way to do it.”

Connell finds Martin fixtures provide superior color range and saturation; while some fixtures fall off toward the saturated end of their range and some moving lights aren’t the best at delivering a certain color, Martin handles the full light spectrum equally well. Stone agrees, noting that the church has tried every brand of high-end moving light in the six years Connell’s been on staff and that he and Connell prefer Martin’s richer colors and better look and “feel.”

Reliability is paramount, especially with rented gear. “I don’t want rental fixtures dying in the middle of a service,” Connell states. “After a year of use you can start to have problems but I’ve never experienced that with Martin.” Like many organizations, Church On the Move is bringing in more LED lighting for its reduced maintenance and energy costs.

Since 2010 Church On the Move has enjoyed the sonic benefits of a large-scale JBL, Crown and BSS Audio sound system, comprising 38 JBL VerTec line array element hung in four clusters and complemented by 16 JBL ASB6128V subwoofers, 10 flown and six under the stage. Seven JBL AC28/95 speakers behind the perimeter of the stage provide front fill and the speakers are powered by 49 Crown MA5000i and 10 CTs 3000 and CTs 2000 amplifiers. The speakers and amps in the sanctuary and other JBL speakers and Crown amps throughout the church are linked by BSS Soundweb London BLU-160 digital audio processors, and all A/V is networked using HARMAN HiQnet System Architect software.

“We recently had a conference with 2,500 worship and creative directors from around the country, and have held many major events and big services,” Stone said. “Many people came just to hear the JBL VerTecs because of everything they’d heard about them, and that says a lot. Like the Martin lighting, the audio system has performed admirably.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Digital Projection unveils high-brightness dual-lamp TITAN 930 series at InfoComm 2013

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a major expansion of their flagship TITAN projector line with the TITAN 930 series. Incredibly compact for its lumen performance, the TITAN 930 platform incorporates DPI’s advanced image Warp and Blend capabilities, a wide variety of native resolutions, active 3D connectivity, and a host of professional features to suit almost any commercial or staging application imaginable. TITAN 930 displays are available in sx+, 1080p and WUXGA resolutions in a range of 14,500 to 15,000 lumen output. The TITAN 930 platform joins DPI’s already robust commercial AV product lineup, and will commence shipping in July, 2013.

Delivering up to 15,000 lumens of dazzling brightness, the new TITAN 930 projectors reveal powerful 3-chip DLP® performance available in an incredibly compact chassis. Utilizing DPI’s new, advanced electronics, all TITAN 930 models provide the user with the ability to make extensive geometric warp correction via the adjustment of an interpolated grid array of up to 16 x 16 nodes. Furthermore, up to eight warp maps can be generated, downloaded and stored within the projector’s electronics. On board adjustments for Pincushion, Barrel, Cornerstone, Vertical and Horizontal Keystone, and even Image Rotation, are also standard in the new TITAN 930 displays.

Superbly capable edge blending and multi-projector tiling are provided by way of high bit depth processing that ensures a seamless, contiguous image can be created from multiple projectors. Black Level Uplift in all non-blend areas guarantees uniformity across the screen, even when dark image content is displayed. Additionally, end users can choose to utilize the TITAN 930’s onboard tiling function by assigning each projector a position within an image matrix. The video processing then automatically extracts the appropriate segment of the input signal to be displayed by each projector in the array, and enables blending for the appropriate edges.

All TITAN 930 displays are equipped with 3D capability and include DPI’s exclusive 3D advances that further extend the remarkable flexibility engineered within each TITAN projector. Applications with 120 Hz native sources can utilize the High Bandwidth Input, eliminating the need for frame doubling. For 60 Hz 3D applications, DPI’s built-in Dual Flash Processing™ enables distribution of 3D content via 60 Hz formats by frame-doubling the signal within the projector. This produces the low flicker image characteristics of a native 120 Hz source without the infrastructure costs associated with distributing and switching ultra-high bandwidth signals.

Announced as an evolution of the four-lamp TITAN Quad displays introduced by Digital Projection at InfoComm 2011, the capabilities of the new, dual lamp, TITAN 930 perfectly complement other revolutionary technologies that have made DPI’s precision displays the go-to standard for commercial venues for over 15 years. The new TITAN 930 series employ two 465 watt high intensity discharge lamps to produce powerfully bright imagery, making them suitable for a wide variety of demanding medium and large venue applications. DPI’s ColorMax™ technology presents the most flexible color management system available today, and serves as a powerful color calibration tool, whether the installation calls for a single projector or an array of projectors in tiled / blended applications. A remarkable range of lens shift allows for extensive installation flexibility, further augmented by a suite of fixed and zoom lenses with throw ratios ranging from .73 to 11.2:1 for sx+ displays and .67 to 10.36:1 for 1080p and WUXGA displays.

About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries

Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Archimedia Teams Up With VideoQ to Offer Custom Test Patterns for High-End Video Applications

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — June 14, 2013 — Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality, today announced an agreement with video test and measurement specialists VideoQ Inc. Under the agreement, VideoQ has designed and developed custom test patterns for high-end applications that use archive formats such as JPEG 2000 and uncompressed YUV/RGB, viewable on standard HDMI and SDI in resolutions up to 12-bit 4K. Archimedia will deliver the test patterns through its proprietary technology.

“Archimedia’s reason for being is to provide long-needed tools for the media, entertainment, and archive markets that allow them not only to view their master files efficiently on any screen, regardless of format, but also to test the output objectively on any player,” said Archimedia CEO Mark Gray. “This partnership with VideoQ makes our toolset the perfect delivery system for master video clips and test signals. The advanced test patterns VideoQ has created for us assure that what exists in the master is what appears on the screen, a big leap forward for the industry.”

Archimedia’s applications and tools fulfill a critical piece of production and archival workflows. Its solutions encapsulate complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats, giving end users a new level of access to their assets without any loss of quality.

“VideoQ makes video test patterns with absolute mathematical precision, so Archimedia’s expertise with MXF, JPEG 2000, and other high-end audio-video formats is the perfect complement to our business,” said Victor Steinberg, president and chief technology officer of VideoQ. “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Archimedia in order to shape the future of video test and measurement.”

With a focus on video test and measurement and video enhancement technologies, VideoQ is known for its calibration and benchmarking of displays, video projectors, transcoders, and graphics and video processors. Its products instantly reveal artifacts, problems, and deficiencies in video for broadcast, consumer electronics, transcoding, and video data compression applications.

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About Archimedia
Archimedia Technology specializes in the processing, conversion, and playback of mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, for the professional broadcast, digital cinema, and video archival industries. Its technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality. Archimedia’s products fulfill a critical piece of the production and archival workflows, encapsulating complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats into practical solutions that give end users a new level of access to their assets. More information is available at www.archimediatech.com.

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