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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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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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