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CHICAGO ABC AFFILIATE, WLS-TV, TAKES DELIVERY OF 33 ENG LENSES IN STATION’S FIRST FUJINON PURCHASE

AYNE, N.J. – WLS-TV, Chicago’s ABC owned TV station, recently took delivery of 33 lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division for use on Panasonic P2 HD cameras. 32 of the ENG lenses are ZA17X7.6BERM HD zoom lenses with 2X extenders, and one is a ZA22X7.6BERM telephoto lens. This purchase marks the first Fujinon lens sale to WLS-TV/ABC-TV. For more information on WLS-TV, please go to: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/index

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These affordable, high-performance HD ENG lenses are specifically designed to produce news, sports, special events, and independent productions in HDTV while in the field. “Our ZA Series makes the creation of HD programming affordable for a wide range of producers,? said Thom Calabro, Director Marketing and Product Development, Optical Devices Division. “Fujinon HD lenses are the perfect complement for today’s new HDTV cameras because they maintain the superior imaging standards and more

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CHICAGO ABC AFFILIATE, WLS-TV, TAKES DELIVERY OF 33 ENG LENSES IN STATION’S FIRST FUJINON PURCHASE

WAYNE, N.J. – WLS-TV, Chicago’s ABC owned TV station, recently took delivery of 33 lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division for use on Panasonic P2 HD cameras. 32 of the ENG lenses are ZA17X7.6BERM HD zoom lenses with 2X extenders, and one is a ZA22X7.6BERM telephoto lens. This purchase marks the first Fujinon lens sale to WLS-TV/ABC-TV. For more information on WLS-TV, please go to: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/index

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These affordable, high-performance HD ENG lenses are specifically designed to produce news, sports, special events, and independent productions in HDTV while in the field. “Our ZA Series makes the creation of HD programming affordable for a wide range of producers,? said Thom Calabro, Director Marketing and Product Development, Optical Devices Division. “Fujinon HD lenses are the perfect complement for today’s new HDTV cameras because they maintain the superior imaging standards and more

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BROADCAST INDUSTRY VETERAN PEDRO SILVESTRE PROMOTED TO SALES DIRECTOR, FOR-A AMERICA

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Pedro Silvestre as its Sales Director. Silvestre’s responsibilities now include management of sales for all of the United States and Latin America. Silvestre was previously FOR-A’s Regional Sales Manager, Caribbean and Latin America, a position he held for the past four years.

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“We’re excited to have Pedro take on the role of Sales Director of FOR-A America,? says Hiro Tanoue, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “He’s done a tremendous job increasing our presence in the Latin American market, and we’re confident that Pedro’s expertise will further FOR-A’s growth in the entire United States as well.?

Silvestre asserts that his main objective is to keep FOR-A’s advanced technology top-of-mind within the broadcast industry, as well as more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP PRESENTS LIVE STREAMING WORKFLOW EVENT

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will present the ASG Live Streaming Workflow Event on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the South San Francisco Conference Center at 255 South Airport Blvd. The free workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include presentations from streaming media industry vendors. Lunch will also be provided.

“Streaming offers a new world of opportunities for content distribution and revenue generation, but many video professionals don’t have a clear understanding of the technology behind it,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “We’ve designed this workshop to help attendees decide what platforms are best for their target markets and show how they can start delivering video content to computers, tablets, and smart phones around the world.?

The event will include general discussions about streaming video technology, as well as specific presentations more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP NAMED NORTHWEST REGIONAL RESELLER FOR DAVINCI RESOLVE CONTROL SURFACE

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. –Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, announced today it has been named the Northwest regional reseller for the DaVinci Resolve control surface. ASG will also be a reseller for the Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve for Mac nonlinear color correction system. The world’s highest performance color correction solution, the DaVinci Resolve is used by thousands of colorists worldwide to grade episodic television, music videos, commercials, documentaries, and feature films such as Avatar and Quantum of Solace.

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The DaVinci Resolve control surface features controls placed near natural hand positions, with track balls placed together so lift, gamma, and gain can be adjusted simultaneously. Buttons can be set to custom colors, and 38 independent soft knobs with automatic labels provide easy access to common adjustments. The surface also includes built-in playback deck control, complete with more

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JVC INTRODUCES KA-AS790G ASI MODULE FOR GY-HM750U AND GY-HM790U PROHD CAMCORDERS

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company today introduced the new KA-AS790G ASI module, which provides a compressed MPEG-2 output that is ideal for microwave transmission and long cable runs for OB vans – no additional encoding required. The module attaches to the back of the GY-HM790U or new GY-HM750U ProHD camera without external wiring or adapters.

Both HD video and audio are compressed using the camera’s built-in encoder (running at either 19.7 or 35 Mbps), which creates an MPEG-2 signal and then provides lossless transcoding to DVB-ASI. The module outputs the live signal from the camera, even while recording, via a standard BNC connector. When the camera automatically detects the presence of the KA-AS790G module, it switches to low-latency mode.

“The KA-AS790G is another example of how our elegant modular approach brings added versatility to our ProHD camcorders. It’s a great tool for broadcasters that need a more

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Broadcast Pix Unveils Large Control Panels for Faster Access to Granite’s File-Based Workflow

New Granite 2000 System Features 1 M/E Wide Panel, Granite 5000 Gets Enhanced 2 M/E Panel

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today introduced Granite™ 2000, a new addition to its Granite family of live video production systems that features a new wide 1 M/E control panel. The company also announced an enhanced control panel for its 2 M/E Granite 5000 system. The Granite 2000 is available now, and the new panel for the Granite 5000 began shipping last month.

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Both control panels provide faster access to all of Granite’s video and file-based content, which is provided by the only production switcher with an integrated server. The new panels, combined with Granite’s Fluent™ file-based workflow software, enable a single operator or small team to create highly compelling live video for broadcasts, webcasts, events, and other productions.

“Granite provides so much more

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FOR-A TO HOST PRE-NAB PUERTO RICO, A LIVE DEMO EVENT FEBRUARY 2ND AND 3RD

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will host “Pre-NAB Puerto Rico 2011,? an event showcasing the latest broadcast innovations, alongside FOR-A technical solution partners. The event will feature live demonstrations and the latest product information directly from local dealers.

Hitachi, Leader, Vislink, Digital Broadcast, AVP, and MRC are among the other broadcast manufacturers presenting at the event. ?Puerto Rico is and important market and we want to use the opportunity to showcase best technology available from FOR-A? said Pedro Silvestre, Latin America and Southeast Sales Manager, FOR-A Corporation of America. “We are working with our partner in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Broadcast Suppliers, in order to increase the business in that market.? FOR-A will be presenting the LTR-100HS new archiving solution, the VRCAM virtual studio, the FA-9500 as well as the HVS-300HS. more

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PACIFIC TELEVISION CENTER INSTALLS FOR-A FRAME RATE CONVERTERS, SWITCHERS AND CLIP SERVER AT ITS LA FACILITY

Los Angeles, CA – Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a leading provider of global transmission and live broadcast production services, has installed several new products from FOR-A Corporation of America at its Los Angeles, CA facility, including: three FRC-7000 HD frame rate converters, two HVS-300RPS 1/ME multi-format production switchers, and one MBP-100SX MXF clip server.

With facilities in Los Angeles, New York, and London, PacTV provides live broadcast production and transmission via satellite and high-speed fiber.

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Live sports telecasts, satellite media tours, and news pool feeds are among the many services PacTV offers. On a typical day, celebrities, authors, and other newsmakers come to PacTV’s Los Angeles studio, sit before the camera, and join live shows on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, among other major broadcast networks to discuss hot topics or plug their latest books and movies.

“The core of our more

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T-VIPS Set to Build on Success in IP and JPEG2000

T-VIPS plans to increase leadership in JPEG2000, IP, Transport Stream Processing and Digital Terrestrial TV in 2011

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announces that it is entering 2011 in great shape after experiencing increasing market interest, sales growth and a healthy bottom line in 2010. With an expanding organisation, a strong product portfolio, and industry leadership positions in several sectors including JPEG2000, IP video transport, advanced transport stream processing and 3D contribution, T-VIPS has lined up exciting business and technology plans for 2011.

“We believe that in the current economic climate broadcasters and network operators will continue to demand more from their current video broadcast infrastructure and trim their operations and operating costs. A major reason for our continued success is that we’ve stuck to our principles of listening to our customers, providing solutions to their problems, and more

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