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Jünger Audio and Merging Technologies Merge Technologies

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Jünger Audio and Merging Technologies announced that they have signed a technology partnership that will see Jünger Audio’s groundbreaking LEVEL MAGIC™ Loudness control solution incorporated into Merging’s new MXFix™ batch-processing wrap tool. The combination of industry proven MXF metadata conformity wrapping, Final Check loudness analysis, Surcode Dolby E® decoding and encoding plug-ins and LEVEL MAGIC™ provides a powerful all-in-one media compliance batch processing wrap tool.

Jünger Audio has achieved notable success with a range of hardware units offering LEVEL MAGIC™ as one of the processes. These incorporate ATSC, ITU and EBU R128 recommendations on Loudness and have already been adopted by broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, MediaCorp, Canal +, Astro and RTL. The addition of LEVEL MAGIC™ to MXFix is the first time it has been offered as part of a suite of software options. MXFix with LEVEL MAGIC™ was more

Cinedeck RX Brings Award-Winning Capture, Monitoring and Playback Innovation to the OB Market

Cinedeck LLC (www.cinedeck.com) has broken new ground for broadcasters with the IBC 2011 launch of Cinedeck RX. Cinedeck

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RX is a rack mountable multi-format, multi-channel HD-SDI recorder, monitor and playback system that ushers in a new era for production facilities and OB productions.

Available in Europe through Cinedeck’s distributor Oxygen DCT, Cinedeck RX extends the innovations of the pioneering Cinedeck EXTREME to the unique, challenging requirements of the mobile broadcaster. Tapping feedback and input from some of the industry’s more respected broadcast engineers, Cinedeck developed hardware highly tailored to meet the specialized demands of the mobile broadcaster:

Record: Cinedeck RX captures in all leading production formats to cost effective storage media. Cinedeck RX natively supports all Avid DNxHD formats (wrapped as MXF OPAtom or QuickTime), all Apple ProRes formats including 4444, CineForm and uncompressed 444 (10-bit) or 422 (8- or more

Jünger Audio Boosts Its International Sales Team With Two New Appointments

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Dynamics processing manufacturer Jünger Audio has boosted its international sales team by appointing two sales representatives, Christoph Harm and Jochen Wainwright.

Christoph Harm joins the company from Riedel Communications where he held the position of International Sales Manager with responsibility for the sales of all Riedel products and for generating new business. He will now be based at Jünger Audio’s Berlin office and will be responsible for sales across a number of territories including Italy, BeNeLux, the Middle East, Central Asia, parts of Africa and India.

Jochen Wainwright, who worked with Christoph for many years at Riedel, will also be based at the Berlin office and will handle Jünger Audio sales into Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Baltic Republics, Poland, CIS and Russia. Wainwright joins Jünger Audio from RTW, Cologne, where he was responsible for International Sales.

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DK-Technologies Appoints Lift AV As Its New US Distributor

With the launch of its groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness (CALM) meter, DK-Technologies is anticipating a significant growth in demand from international broadcasters – both for this meter and for all of the other products in its audio and video metering and monitoring range.

In order to cope with the expected increase in demand in the US, DK-Technologies has appointed Lift AV as its new distributor, with responsibility for the entire DK-Technologies product range.

Based in Kirkland, near Seattle, Lift AV was formed in 2007 by Steve Palermo and system designers, David Ellis and Justin Friesen. Its client base is primarily commercial and broadcast clients, production studios and houses of worship. Lift AV provides clients with design, sales and support for audio, video and lighting applications.

Steve Palermo, President of Lift AV, says: “Lift AV has had excellent success placing DK products with end users for several more

Oxygen DCT Takes Production Monitoring To The Next Level With The Launch of the Evolution P3 Series

Oxygen DCT is consolidating its position as a major supplier of monitors to UK’s top production companies and rental houses by launching the Evolution P3 series – a powerful new range of monitors that set the standard in terms of ‘next generation’ features, functions and picture quality.

The monitors, which will be on show at Oxygen DCT’s IBC 2011 stand (10.B44) boast a unique onboard HD recorder, as well as a host of useful camera set-up facilities. They have already been acquired by renowned Pinewood Studios-based Movietech, which has become the first rental house to adopt the Evolution P3 Series in the UK.

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Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT, says: “For many years film productions have employed a second camera that tracks the main camera to give directors a fast video playback without interrupting the main camera recording. more

DK-Technologies Sponsors IBC 2011 Conference Session – Audio Loudness: Get It Right From The Start

DK-Technologies is shinning a spotlight on Audio Loudness at this year’s IBC Convention by hosting a special seminar, in conjunction with IBC, entitled Audio Loudness: Get it Right From The Start.

As the only IBC event dedicated to this hugely important topic, DK-Technologies is anticipating plenty of interest from broadcasters who are anxious to learn how new loudness legislation will impact on them.

The seminar takes place on Saturday, September 10th, from 14.30 – 16.00 in RAI Conference room G102. A panel of experts will explode some of the myths that have sprung up around audio loudness and give practical help and advice on how to deal with this issue. more

White Mark’s David Bell Is Honoured By LIPA

Renowned acoustician David Bell has been conferred the title of LIPA Companion by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, which announced the honour at its graduation day on Friday 29th July, 2011.

Bell, who is a founding director of UK studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd, graduated from Birmingham University with an honours degree in Physics. His career in the sound technology industry began at EMI where he worked on the earliest digital audio projects, culminating in the release of EMI’s first digitally mastered records for the LSO and John Williams’ band Sky. He has also worked for the BBC, where he helped specify and design the Corporation’s first digital production facilities, and Solid State Logic, where he worked on algorithm development and control surface programming language creation. During this time the team created the first continuously variable digital equalisers in the world. more

Broadcast Networks Delivers 3D Capability to Norway’s OB-Team

Systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks has helped Norwegian broadcaster OB-Team stay one step ahead of its competition by delivering a 3D capable, 19-camera High Definition Outside Broadcast vehicle – the first of its kind in Scandinavia.

At 13.6 meters long, this new vehicle will be one of the largest OB trucks on the road. It features a single expanding side that expands a full 1.87 meters thanks to the clever use of fold-out walls and even a fold-out equipment rack.

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Creating such an impressive mobile facility involved close collaboration between Broadcast Networks, prime contractor Sony Professional Services, OB-Team’s technical department and Swedish coachbuilder Groth.

Tom Haye, managing director of Broadcast Networks, says: ?OB-Team operates in Scandinavia, which has notoriously harsh winter weather conditions. Given the size of this vehicle it was vital that we considered its construction, more

Oxygen DCT Supplies Bestlight With Cinedeck EXTREME – The Ultimate In Portable Recording Technology

London and Surrey-based media services company Bestlight specialises in multicamera productions of performances from some of the UK’s top theatre and arts venues. Bestlight is a BBC preferred supplier in the fields of Drama, Entertainment and Children’s Programming and has a formidable reputation to maintain. It therefore sets the bar very high when it comes to equipment choices.

Recently, Bestlight invested in the new Cindedeck EXTREME, a portable, affordable, camera-mountable, high-grade DDR that is revolutionising digital cinematography and TV production with a new digital video tapeless workflow that drastically reduces production time and associated costs. This single, compact unit, which has already won numerous awards and accolades since making its first public appearance at NAB 2010, negates the need for a separate time-code generator, monitor and field recorder, thus reducing location set-up time and simplifying video acquisition. Furthermore, the device has three internal codecs that allow users to make more

Jünger Audio Expands Its *AP Family of Audio Processors With Two New Additions For IBC 2011

Audio Loudness and dynamics specialist Jünger Audio is using the IBC platform to launch two powerful new additions to its range of LEVEL MAGIC™ processors. These new units form part of an expanding family of products that began with the launch of the Award-winning T*AP TV Audio Processor at NAB 2010.

The first unit, the D*AP LM2, is a two-channel Digital Audio Processor incorporating Version II of Jünger Audio’s renowned LEVEL MAGIC™ algorithm, which is compliant with all current broadcast audio loudness recommendations including ITU, EBU R128 and ATSC A/85.

Designed as a successor to Jünger Audio’s groundbreaking D06 unit, the D*AP LM2 offers a powerful combination of dynamics and loudness control, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including television, radio, music production and PA.

The D*AP LM2 is capable of handling both analogue and digital (AES/EBU) audio and features an automatic input switchover more

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