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ADVANCED LIGHTING & SOUND INSTALLS MULTIPLE FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD SWITCHERS AT KENSINGTON CHURCH CAMPUSES

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CYPRESS, Calif. – Advanced Lighting & Sound, based in Troy, Mich., has recently installed multiple FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD digital video switchers at the campuses of Troy, Mich.-based Kensington Community Church. As a nondenominational church with about 10,000 attendees per Sunday and growing, its video production tasks demand switchers that allow for the flexibility of a growing church while also being user-friendly for the volunteer teams who run them. more

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Georgia Southern University Reduces Clutter, Improves Productions with Broadcast Pix

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Students at Georgia Southern University are producing a weekly newscast and other programming with the Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 live production system.

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University (GSU), a public university in Statesboro, Ga., has installed a Slate™ 5000 live video production system, which is being used to produce a weekly news program and other original student programming that airs on a local cable channel. more

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INSPIRIT CREATIVE BOOSTS PRODUCTION VALUES WITH FUJINON HAe10x10 DIGITAL CINEMA LENS

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Jay Kriss using the Fujinon HAe10x10 E-Series digital cinema zoom lens on location in western Kansas for the feature documentary, Harvesting the High Plains.

WAYNE, N.J., June 30, 2010 – With 32 years of DP and camera experience, cinematographer Jay Kriss is stepping up the quality of his cinematic product with the Fujinon HAe10x10 E-Series digital cinema zoom lens. Along with producer Sydney Duvall, Kriss is part of the production team at Inspirit Creative, which regularly shoots features, documentaries, and stock footage. more

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FUJINON INC. BECOMES WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF FUJIFILM NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION

Wayne, New Jersey – FUJINON INC., a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets, today announced that, effective July 1, 2010, it will become FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. more

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CHILEVISION PURCHASE OF FOUR HVS-300HS HD/SD SWITCHERS MARKS YEAR OF STRONG FOR-A SALES IN CHILEAN MARKET

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MIAMI, FL – FOR-A Latin America, Inc., a division of FOR-A Corporation, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has shown great success in the Chilean market over the past 12 months. Starting with its partnership with VideoMedia over a year ago, FOR-A has become an integral part of Chilevision, as well as other production companies and educational facilities, with a number of video switcher sales. more

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Portugal’s Impresa Group Chooses Vizrt’s Online Suite

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Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the company has been chosen by IMPRESA Group, Portugal’s largest media group, to supply an Online Suite for its Multimedia Strategy.

Impresa has chosen a number of Vizrt applications that cover all aspects of today’s content management workflow, including several Escenic, MAM and Adactus products. more

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City of Lakeville, Minnesota Streamlines Workflow with Broadcast Pix Slate 1000

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Lakeville video production specialists Tim Klausler (left) and Jim Schiffman show off the city’s new Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 integrated production system, which is used to produce live video coverage of official meetings and more.

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that the City of Lakeville, Minn., is using the Broadcast Pix Slate™ 1000 integrated production system to produce live video telecasts of its City Council and Planning Commission meetings, as well as in-house presentations, town forums, and community-related interview shows. The meetings are broadcast live and frequently repeated on the city’s government access cable channel through Charter Communications. Meetings and other programs are also available on demand on the city’s Web site, www.lakeville.mn.gov. more

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Hitachi and Tekskil Provide Full HD Robotics System to WEEK-DT

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Peoria, IL – Tekskil Industries and Hitachi Kokusai have teamed up to give Central Illinois television station, WEEK-DT, a winning combination for their new robotic camera systems.

Many broadcast studios are realizing the benefits of prompter-mounted Robotic Camera systems. By staging Hitachi’s HV-HD30 camera, Tekskil’s 15R-DBC prompter and Eagle’s PT-250 Pan & Tilt, WEEK has a full HDTV robotics system with excellent performance at modest expenditure. Fred Roe, Chief Engineer of WEEK, says “We had a limited budget and the combination of Hitachi and Tekskil products met our performance criteria and came in under budget.? more

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Broadcast Pix Powers ‘American Idol’ Contestant Hometown Live Event

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The Village of Mount Prospect built a temporary control room based around its Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 video production system to produce a live event for the American Idol finale. An estimated 5,000 people attended the event.

Village of Mount Prospect Uses Its New Slate 1000 for Finale Viewing Party

(Billerica, Massachusetts) – Usually, the Television Services Department of the Village of Mount Prospect, Ill. (MPTV), uses its Broadcast Pix™ Slate 1000 video production system to produce live coverage of village board meetings and other local programming. But on May 26, 2010, the system became the cornerstone of a live American Idol finale viewing party on the Village Green outside Village Hall, where an estimated 5,000 people came to watch hometown hero Lee DeWyze win the competition. more

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Broadcast Pix Granite HD Video Production System To Be Featured at BroadcastAsia 2010, KOBA 2010

Regional Partners Will Also Showcase Slate Portable, iPixPanel App for Apple iPad

(Billerica, Massachusetts) Regional partners will showcase three new Broadcast Pix™ products at BroadcastAsia 2010 at the Singapore Expo in Singapore, 15-18 June. Systems integrator Gencom Technology Limited (Booth #7N3-01) will showcase Granite™, the new flagship line of live HD video production systems. Media Architects Pte. Ltd. (Booth 8E3-06) will highlight Slate Portable, which provides the productivity of a control room in a briefcase-sized package, and the iPixPanel application, which allows an Apple iPad to control any Broadcast Pix video production system. more

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