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GOLF CHANNEL SIMPLIFIES PAL SIGNAL CONVERSION WITH FOR-A FRC-7000

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Fort Lee, N.J. – Golf Channel recently acquired two FOR-A FRC-7000 HD Frame Rate Converters for its facility in Orlando, Fla. The two units will be used to convert all of its PAL production feeds from Europe and Asia.

“Previously, our frame rate conversion was done by a third party. We decided to streamline the process and perform in-house frame rate conversion of PAL signals,? said Ken Botelho, Golf Channel senior director of engineering. “Now that we control the quality of that signal in-house, it saves time – and that saves money.? more

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Vizrt Included in NRK Production of Eurovision Song Contest Finale

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

Considered the world’s largest non-sport television production, the Eurovision Song Contest Finale is being broadcast live from the Telenor Arena, in Oslo, Norway during several dates in late May. Started in 1956, the contest has since grown to include two live semi-finals, which are held on the 25th and the 27th of May. NRK, the national public broadcaster of Norway (the winning country in 2009), is the host broadcaster this year. The final broadcast consists of entries from 25 countries. The host nation is pre-qualified for the final, along with the UK, Spain, France and Germany, and the 20 qualifiers from the two Semi-Finals, leading up to the Grand Finale held on May 29th. more

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HITACHI KOKUSAI TO DEMO RANGE OF TECHNOLOGIES AT UPCOMING INFOCOMM SHOW

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WOODBURY, New York – Hitachi Kokusai Electronic America, Ltd., a leading provider of affordable, high performance cameras, will exhibit several broadcast and professional camera products at this year’s Infocomm in Las Vegas, along with the Hitachi Digital Media Division (Infocomm Booth Number C5056.) Exhibits at the show run from June 9th to 11th. more

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Broadcast Pix To Demonstrate Granite HD Video Production System at InfoComm 2010

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Other New Products Include Slate Portable, iPixPanel App for Apple iPad

(Billerica, Massachusetts) – Broadcast Pix™ will showcase three new products at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev., June 9-11 (Booth N2662). Granite™, the company’s new flagship product line, is an HD, 1080p-ready live video production system. The iPixPanel application allows an Apple iPad to control any Broadcast Pix video production system, while Slate Portable provides the productivity of a control room in a briefcase-sized package. more

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South African Broadcasting Corp. Purchases 10 Broadcast Pix Slate Systems for World Cup Coverage

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Billerica, Massachusetts- Broadcast Pix™ today announced that the South African Broadcasting Corp. (SABC), the official broadcaster of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has purchased 10 Slate™ 1000 live video production systems for use during the international sports event. The tournament, which begins June 11 and features 32 teams from countries around the world, is expected to draw substantial crowds beyond ticketed spectators, and the Slate systems will be used to provide coverage for public viewing areas near each venue. more

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Broadcast Pix iPixPanel for Apple iPad Available for Download from App Store

(Billerica, Massachusetts) Broadcast Pix™ today announced iPixPanel, its new software application that allows an Apple iPad to control any of its video production systems, is now available for download from Apple’s App Store.

Broadcast Pix has a smaller iPhone app, iPixPad, that has been used by production teams to help produce many live shows, including the webcasts of the red carpet shows for several prominent awards shows. However, the new iPad is large enough to hold all of the controls of a complete live video production studio, so it can be the primary point of control. more

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Minnesota’s Eagan High School Uses the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 Integrated Live Production Systems to Teach Video Production

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Billerica, Massachusetts (May 4, 2010) Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Eagan High School in Eagan, Minn., is using the Broadcast Pix Slate™ 1000 live video production system as the cornerstone of its HD production curriculum. In the school’s video production control suite, adjacent to its dedicated television studio, the Slate 1000 is employed daily to teach production skills and support many academic programs through the use of video. more

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TRUEVISION 3D SURGICAL INCORPORATES JVC GD-463D10U 3D MONITOR IN REAL-TIME 3D MICROSURGERY VISUALIZATION SYSTEM

WAYNE, NJ (May 4, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., today announced that TrueVision 3D Surgical, a leader in digital 3D visualization systems for microsurgery based in Santa Barbara, Calif., is using the JVC GD-463D10U 46-inch 3D LCD HD monitor as part of its real-time 3D visualization platform. The system allows surgeons to view a surgical procedure on a high-resolution monitor instead of looking through a microscope. more

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JVC COLLECTS THREE AWARDS FOR 3D PRODUCTS AT NAB 2010

WAYNE, NJ (April 29, 2010) — JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., was recognized with awards from three leading industry magazines at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this month. The new IF-2D3D1 Stereoscopic Image Processor was recognized by TV Technology with a prestigious STAR Award, and Videography gave it the Best of Show Vidy 2010 Award. In addition, Broadcast Engineering selected the GD-463D10 Professional 46-inch 3D Display Monitor as a Pick Hit winner for 2010. more

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KBMT LAUNCHES HD LOCAL NEWS WITH JVC PROHD CAMERAS FOR ENG, STUDIO USE

WAYNE, NJ (April 28, 2010) — JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., today announced that KBMT, the ABC affiliate in Beaumont, Texas, serving the Beaumont-Port Arthur market (DMA #141), will be using JVC GY-HD250 and GY-HM700 ProHD cameras when it launches its local HD newscasts today. Mark Cormier, chief engineer, said the London Broadcasting station has purchased three GY-HD250 cameras, which are already in use in SD mode in the studio, plus seven GY-HM700 cameras for ENG use.

“When they were introduced last year at NAB, that was it. That was my camera,? Cormier said about the GY-HM700. “We love the camera. It balances out and gives our photographers the feel that they’re used to.?
The new JVC ProHD cameras will also be used for newscasts on KJAC, the station’s NBC multicast channel, which shares news personnel and resources. Both channels simulcast a 5:30 a.m. more

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