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TRACKER PRODUCTIONS USES JVC GY-HM100 PROHD CAMCORDER FOR SCENIC 1080P VIDEOS OF CANADIAN ROCKIES

Handheld Camcorder Records on Solid-State Media for Ready-to-Edit Workflow

WAYNE, NJ (October 7, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that Tracker Productions, a video production company in Banff, Alberta, Canada, is using the JVC GY-HM100 ProHD camcorder to shoot spectacular 1080p HD footage of the Canadian Rockies for promotional, corporate, and travel videos. Cascading waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, serene lakes, and animals in their natural habitats are among the majestic scenes captured with breathtaking clarity by cinematographer and Tracker Productions owner Les McDonald. more

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Broadcast Pix Names Russell Whittaker Senior Vice President, Promotes Arco Groenenberg to Vice President of Sales

Company Also Opens South America Office in Brazil

(Billerica, Massachusetts) October 2, 2009. Broadcast Pix™ has named company co-founder Russell Whittaker Senior Vice President, and has promoted Arco Groenenberg to Vice President of Sales. Whittaker had been serving as Vice President of Sales for the company, while Groenenberg had been Director of Sales, Americas and Asia. Broadcast Pix is also announcing the opening of its new sales office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. more

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Swedish Parliament Chooses Vizrt Media Asset Management for Overhaul of Live and On-Demand Video Portal

Vizrt announces that the Swedish Parliament—known as Sveriges Riksdag in Stockholm, Sweden—has chosen a Vizrt digital media asset management (MAM) system to automate the workflow process as part of an overhaul of its Web portal. The portal is designed to provide live and on-demand video of speeches, debates, and other newsworthy events to the Swedish public and media. (A portal is a site that creates a single point of access to information collected from different sources.) more

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Vizrt to Highlight New Versions of Product Range at Broadcast India

Vizrt announces that the company will demonstrate the latest versions in its wide product range at the 19th Broadcast India 2009 Exhibition. The show will be held on 29–31 October, 2009 in Hall V – Bombay Exhibition Centre, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai, India. Vizrt will be in booth #A-103. more

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TURNING POINT UPGRADES TO HD WITH FUJINON LENSES

WAYNE, NJ, September 29, 2009 –Turning Point in Lakeside, Calif., which produces religious programs that are seen across the country on a variety of networks, upgraded to HD when it rolled out a new 45-foot expanding side mobile production unit in January. An integral component of the HD upgrade is a complement of new Fujinon lenses, which are used for coverage of church services at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, Calif., Turning Point events across the United States, and ENG work. more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS JOINS EXPERIENCE CHURCH.TV TO PRODUCE FALL EDITION OF AVL EXPO

Second Event This Year Illustrates Need for AV Education within Worship Community

SEATAC, WA, September 29, 2009 – Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), in collaboration with Experience Church.tv®, will produce the next Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo) on Nov. 6-7, 2009, at Experience Church in Puyallup, Wash. Representatives from more than 100 churches attended the inaugural AVL Expo last March, and an even larger crowd is expected for the second event. more

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Technomad Celebrates Decade of Continuous Operation at DevonWood Equestrian Centre

Horse show facility standardizes on Technomad loudspeakers for high-quality audio, adds fill speakers as zoned distribution system expands

Sep 29, 2009 – BOSTON – Technomad LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, announces that DevonWood Equestrian Centre, among the premier horse show facilities in the United States, has surpassed the ten-year mark of trouble-free, continuous outdoor event audio with Technomad loudspeakers. more

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Immanuel Baptist Church Chooses Broadcast Pix to Answer a Variety of Production Prayers

(Billerica, Massachusetts) September 22, 2009. Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, KY., broadcasts its Sunday service to thousands of households live on WLEX-TV, the local NBC affiliate. In June, the church installed a Broadcast Pix™ Slate™ 5000 integrated production system to ensure the program looks as polished as possible.

As director of I-Tech ministries at the church, David Probus oversees broadcast, audio, video and lighting for the Immanuel campus, and serves as executive producer of the live television broadcast. He said the church purchased the Slate 5000 in a bit of an emergency situation. One Sunday, the old analog switcher they had been using for the past 15 years locked up on them – while they were on the air.

Probus had been creating a very expensive proposal to upgrade the facility’s video equipment in phases. “It was a messy situation and it more

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NEW FEATURE FOR JVC GY-HM700 CAMCORDER ALLOWS RECORDING OF .MP4 FILES TO SDHC CARDS

WAYNE, NJ (September 22, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., has announced a new feature of the GY-HM700 ProHD camcorder that brings further benefits to customers in their choice of workflow. As with the smaller GY-HM100 camcorder, .MP4 files can now be recorded onto the SDHC card along with .MOV files when the SxS adapter is not attached, providing great flexibility for shooting and offering a unique dual media concept. JVC has also added a more powerful built-in DNR to the GY-HM700, which produces higher picture quality.

In combination with the optional SxS adaptor KA-MR100, the GY-HM700 provides the unique properties of dual media recording capability and a choice of industry-leading file formats on both inexpensive and high performance media. With the KA-MR100 media recorder docked, it is possible to record Sony XDCAM EX compatible .MP4 files onto high-speed SxS memory cards, while simultaneously more

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CANBY SCHOOL DISTRICT LAUNCHES IP-BASED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE WITH JVC V.NETWORKS CAMERAS, NETWORK VIDEO RECORDERS

WAYNE, NJ (September 22, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that Oregon’s Canby School District, a public school district that supports approximately 5,000 K-12 students and is located about 20 miles south of Portland, has installed an IP-based video surveillance network to monitor its facilities. The network supports almost 50 JVC V.Networks IP cameras—a mix of VN-C215V4U fixed mini-dome and VN-V26U brick-style models—as well as four powerful JVC VR-N1600U 16-channel network video recorders (NVRs).

At Canby High School, the district’s only public high school, 32 cameras have been installed for strategic monitoring of interior and exterior areas, including entrances, parking lots, hallways, and the cafeteria. The campus features five buildings, including centers for fine arts, physical education, and career development. The cameras are triggered by built-in motion detection and record onto two of the 16-channel VR-N1600U NVRs, which can record high-quality more

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