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U.S. SENATE RECORDING STUDIO UPGRADES SENATORIAL VIDEO TELECONFERENCING CAPABILITIES WITH 18 HITACHI CAMERAS

WOODBURY, NEW YORK –The U.S. Senate Recording Studio, the in-house audio/video service provider for the U.S. Senate, ordered 18 new Hitachi DK-H32 720p/60p compact HDTV camera heads in the summer of 2010 as part of an effort to upgrade the video teleconferencing capabilities within U.S Senator’s offices.

This recent order supplements two previous orders—for 38 DK-H32 cameras acquired between 2007 and 2010; and 18 DK-H31 HDTV cameras acquired between 2006-2007—bringing the total complement of Hitachi 720p/60p cameras up to 74.

Many U.S. senators, who occupy offices near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, use the Hitachi DK-H32 and DK-H31 cameras to video teleconference with their colleagues in the Senate, as well as with constituents in their home states. The U.S. Senate Recording Studio selected the 2/3-inch Hitachi 3-CCD 720p/60p HDTV camera heads because they deliver the best high definition picture quality from a compact and reliable robotic infrastructure more

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Informa plc to Use Viz App Framework to Bring its Leading Publications to Smart Phones and Tablets

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

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, today announced an agreement with Informa plc, a UK based publishing company with over 2,500 subscription-based information services in their portfolio, including academic journals, real-time news and structured databases of commercial intelligence. Informa plc will use Vizrt’s new Viz App Framework to publish its leading magazines to portable devices such as iPads and Android smart phones.

Vizrt creates tools for digital media publishing, allowing media houses to publish to multiple platforms using one dedicated content management system. The Viz App Framework is the latest addition to Vizrt’s online and mobile portfolio. It integrates seamlessly with existing Vizrt content management system installations, with Escenic Content Engine as the core application, and allows customers to build native iOS and Android apps that provide a native visual experience for more

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RPR SPORTS BUYS FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD PORTABLE SWITCHER AND TWO HVS-3800HS SWITCHERS FOR EXTREME PRODUCTIONS

CYPRESS, CA, November 2, 2010 – RPR Sports, a Los Angeles-based production company for corporate and network clients, built an HD studio from scratch on the beach this past August for the Huntington Beach (US Open of Surf) National Surf Competition. Central to the on-site studio were RPR’s recently purchased FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher and two HVS-3800HS HD/SD2M/E digital video switchers with DVE options. According to RPR Sports director of operations Robert Real, the all-in-one functionality and small footprint of the FOR-A switchers make them indispensable for extreme shooting environments such as this.

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“My company does a lot of productions in hazardous situations, often running off a generator,? said Real. “I use FOR-A switchers on location because they have a small footprint and are bulletproof. The HVS-300HS has a built-in multi-viewer – along with other built-in components –so we more

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FOR-A to Demo Video Archiving Recorder at GV Expo 2010

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and video production industry, will showcase its new LTO-5 Video Archiving Recorder, the LTR-100HS, and other new products at the upcoming Government Video Expo 2010, which runs Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Booth 116). Introduced earlier this year, the new recorder supports LTO-5 technology, the latest standard in long-term, high-capacity tape storage, for efficient archiving with reduced space requirements.

“The LTR-100HS plays a major part in our MediaConcierge(tm) system workflow of content management. It will help any agency with video content move into a file-based storage system architecture,? said Mr. Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. “By recording video on tape as files, government facilities can use the new LTR-100HS to build compact, cost effective, and reliable archives.?

Equipped with a more

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Broadcast Pix Improves Live Presentations, Video Productions for Jubilee Christian Center

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A Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 video production system is at the heart of a new HD production workflow at Jubilee Christian Center.

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, Calif., is using the Slate™ 5000 video production system to produce in-house video presentations during services, as well as video productions for television and Internet audiences. Services are streamed live to Jubilee’s Web site, www.jubilee.org, and later broadcast on KTLN, which serves the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose market (DMA #6), and a leased access channel on the local Comcast cable system. more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS, EXPERIENCE CHURCH.TV ENJOY CONTINUED SUCCESS WITH AVL EXPO

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SEATTLE, WA – Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) announced today the continued success of the Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo). Produced in collaboration with Experience Church.tv®, the third AVL Expo was held Oct. 1 at Experience Church in Puyallup, Wash., and attracted approximately 125 attendees. more

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Vizrt Formalizes Collaboration with 2D to 3D Conversion Developer Stergen

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

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, today announced that it has formalized its strategic collaboration with Stergen Hi-Tech Ltd., as published at IBC 2010. Stergen is a developer of 2D to stereoscopic 3D video conversion software. Vizrt now offers tight integration between Stergen stereo 3D conversion software tailored to sports TV networks, sports leagues and webcasters and its own stereo 3D graphics portfolio. more

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ADVANCED LIGHTING & SOUND INSTALLS FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD SWITCHERS AT WOODSIDE BIBLE CHURCH

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CYPRESS, Calif. –Woodside Bible Church recently installed three FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD digital video switchers as part of an upgrade to the video production and presentation system at its 2,500-seat main campus in Troy, Mich. The facility, used for worship services, concerts, bible studies, and other activities, is one of six Woodside campuses throughout the Metro Detroit area. more

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FUJINON FURNISHES SUPER WIDE ANGLE, SUPER TELEPHOTO LENSES FOR NEW F&F PRODUCTIONS HD TRUCK

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WAYNE, N.J. – Fujinon lenses have been outfitted on the newest HD truck in the F&F Productions HD mobile fleet. Based in Clearwater, Fla., the GTX-16 is a 53-foot trailer that houses the latest in state of the art production facilities. The Fujinon lenses are paired with 12 Ikegami HDK-79EC CMOS cameras as well as two HDL-50 POV cameras that offer flexibility by allowing for both fiber and triax operation. more

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Broadcast Pix Unveils Fluent Rapid CG

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New Option Streamlines Graphics Creation with Automated Database Integration

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Fluent™ Rapid CG, a new option for its Granite™ and Slate™ integrated production systems, which streamlines the creation of data-intensive CG graphics. Rapid CG automatically integrates databases, RSS feeds, and custom actions like scorekeeping into templates for customized graphics with significantly less manual effort. more

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