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Vizrt to Demo Integration with Stergen Live 2D to Stereo 3D Conversion Software at 2011 NAB

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

In the same way that sports was the “killer app? that fueled early interest in HDTV, many sports networks such as ESPN 3D and Sky 3D are betting that live sports will drive the fledgling 3DTV medium. With many sports aficionados among the early adopters of 3DTV, broadcasters are hustling to produce as much live 3DTV sports as possible, and they need stereo 3D production tools that make the job faster, easier, and more cost-effective.

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To answer that need, Stergen, a strategic partner of Vizrt, will show its new and groundbreaking Stergen Live software for live 2D to stereoscopic 3D conversion at Vizrt’s booth (#SL5408) at the 2011 NAB show, to be held from April 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nev. Unlike many of its rivaling options in the market, the more

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HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC TO DEMO BROADCASTER INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTION SET AT NAB 2011

WOODBURY, NEW YORK – Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high performance digital cameras, will demonstrate the new Hitachi Professional Media TV Broadcaster Core Infrastructure Solution Set at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas (Central Hall, Booth C4309). The system, which includes storage solutions from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), is designed to support automated workflows that repurpose content and allow media outlets to deliver it to multiple vertical markets.

Broadcasters are no longer exclusively in the broadcast business. Traditional outlets, from television stations to newspapers, are no longer restricted to a single medium for distributing information. The only way to manage this media convergence effectively is through a business-driven enterprise architecture with an infrastructure that can share content between various markets. The Hitachi Kokusai and Hitachi Data Systems Infrastructure Solution Set delivers a stable and scalable solution for broadcasters in the changing professional media marketplace.
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DIAQUEST DEBUTS QUEMANAGER AT 2011 NAB SHOW

New Software Add-On for Apple Final Cut Server Provides Seamless Transition for Proximity Artbox Installations

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Diaquest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, will showcase QueManager, its affordable graphics order management system (OMS), for the first time at the 2011 NAB Show, which runs April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The software add-on, which can be integrated via plug-ins with Avid® iNEWS® newsroom computer systems, will be demonstrated in the Integrated News area in Avid’s booth (South Hall, Booth SU902).

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Designed for Apple Final Cut Server 1.5 in newsroom applications, QueManager provides a Web-based order system that can be integrated with iNEWS or ENPS. Through a simple GUI, it offers easy access to the most needed tools for asset searches and browsing, as well more

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T-VIPS Video Gateways enable live 3D opera transmission

T-VIPS TVG450 JPEG2000 Video Gateway transmits the world’s first live 3D opera transmission over fibre in Stockholm

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, announced that its TVG450 JPEG2000 Video Gateway helped make possible the live 3D transmission of Gounod’s Faust from Stockholm’s Folkoperan opera house to the city’s Filmhuset digital cinema. The event was produced by Public Live AB, and T-VIPS’ transport solution was chosen by technology provider TwentyFourSeven. Prominent guests at the live 3D opera premiere, included Sweden’s Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth and the Mayor of Stockholm, Sten Nordin. By employing new 3D technologies the cinema audience experienced a richer performance – almost as though they were present in the opera house.

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Public Live AB wanted to make sure that the picture quality was at its very best. The more

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FOR-A DEBUTS SERIES OF COMPACT 3G/HD/SD/ASI ROUTING SWITCHERS AT NAB 2011

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will debut four compact multi-format routing switchers at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (Booth C5219). Designed for small and medium-scale systems, the MFR-3232, MFR-3216, MFR-1616R, and MFR-1616 offer a variety of inputs and outputs. All four automatically recognize and support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and ASI signals.

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Housed in 2 RU cabinets, the MFR-3232 (32 inputs/32 outputs), MFR-3216 (32 inputs/16 outputs), and MFR-1616R (16 inputs/16 outputs) offer optional redundant CPUs. The MFR-3216 (16 inputs/16 outputs) is housed in a 1 RU cabinet. All four models offer the option of redundant AC power.

Despite their compact size, the new units include features from the large-scale MFR-5000 Series routing switcher that was introduced at the more

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NAB Launch of T-VIPS TVG425 Provides Maximum Flexibility and Resiliency for Transmission of MPEG Transport Streams over IP

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that it is to launch the TVG425 Transport Stream Gateway at NAB (Las Vegas Convention Centre, SU7807, April 11-14). This new product, which is

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based on an entirely new and advanced technology platform, has been developed in answer to high-level customer demand. The TVG425 is the newest member of the T-VIPS Video Gateway suite of compact, powerful and cost-effective products that are designed for the real-time contribution and distribution of video over IP networks.

TVG425 Transport Stream Gateway

The TVG425 is the result of long pioneering experience in video over IP solutions. The product has been designed for applications including professional broadcast contribution, distribution and live event coverage. Broadcasters, network operators and other video professionals will typically deploy the more

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FOR-A UNVEILS MODULAR FRAME RATE CONVERTER AT NAB 2011

Fort Lee, N.J.FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the UFM-30FRC Frame Rate Converter at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (Booth C5219). The latest member of FOR-A’s cost-effective family of UFM modular solutions, it can perform a wide variety of format conversions, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, and 625/50.

Equipped with HD/SD-SDI and analog composite I/O, the UFM-30FRC offers two types of conversion modes to deliver optimal results for various applications. A “linear converter mode? performs a simple frame rate conversion based on the previous and next frames, while a “motion compensation processing mode? detects the motion vector amount of a moving object and generates the object’s motion in frames. With its built-in up/down/cross converters, the UFM-30FRC can also upconvert SD signals to HD signals, downconvert HD to more

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Broadcast Pix Adds Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8 Software to Granite Live Production Systems

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced it will offer Lyric PRO 8, Chyron’s graphics creation software, for its family of Granite™ live video production systems. Every Broadcast Pix system includes a switcher, Harris Inscriber CG, and clip store, and now Granite users can choose Chyron as well. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Chyron option at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (North Hall, Booth N4506).

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Broadcast Pix has fully integrated Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8 into its system. Producers can use the Chyron software to create sophisticated titles and 3D animations, access them from any Broadcast Pix control surface, see them on its Fluent View display, and play them from its graphic and clip stores. With just a click, titles can be edited live on-air. The system will also run files created on other Chyron systems more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP RECEIVES MARKET DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM HARMONIC INC.

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, announced today it has received the Market Development Award for the Americas at the annual Harmonic Power of Blue 2011 Channel Partner meeting last month in Palm Desert, Calif. ASG earned the award because of its sales of Omneon MediaGrid, a high-performance shared storage system. The company was also awarded the Breakout Partner Award – Americas from Omneon, now Harmonic, in 2010.

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“ASG has deep expertise in production storage and, combined with their solid knowledge of Omneon MediaGrid and associated solution workflows, provides customers with outstanding architecture and infrastructure support,? said Andy Brinck, senior director, worldwide channel sales at Harmonic Inc. “We wish ASG continued success and look forward to working with them.?

“We appreciate the recognition from Harmonic Inc.,? said Dave Van Hoy, more

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NEW FOR-A VIDEO ARCHIVING RECORDER ENABLES ‘ARCHIVE AT INGEST’ SOLUTIONS FOR AVC-INTRA/DVCPRO FILE-BASED WORKFLOWS

Fort Lee, N.J.FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the LTR-120HS video archiving recorder at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (Booth C5219). Using high-quality AVC-Intra/DVCPRO codec and MXF wrapper/un-wrapper, it records MXF files that can be used by a variety of NLE systems to LTO-5 tape.

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The new recorder builds on the success of the LTR-100HS, introduced during last year’s NAB show, which supports various MPEG-2 video formats. The LTR-120HS recorder supports AVC-Intra100, AVC-Intra50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO files. Designed to enable “archive at ingest? solutions, it can record video footage as an MXF file in real time by simply pressing “record? and “play? on the convenient front panel controls.

“LTO-5 high-capacity tape is a simple and effective archive solution more

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