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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

Oxygen DCT Introduces A New Low Cost Monitor With Integrated ‘Quad Split’ For Galleries And Control Rooms

Oxygen DCT, which is renowned for its expertise in picture monitoring solutions, has launched an outstanding new monitor with integrated quad split that dramatically reduces the cost of building galleries, control rooms and monitor walls. This evolutionary new monitor is more affordable than the traditional approach of using a quad split and a separate monitor and costs 40% less than the alternative of using two dual rack monitors.

The OxMVM230 is a high performance 23? broadcast monitor with an integrated multiviewer for displaying up to four separate signals at full High Definition resolution. This versatile monitor allows users to tailor the display to their own operational requirements for programme production, channel branding, galleries, studios and engineering monitoring. It is also ideally suited to DSNGs and OBs where space and weight are at a premium and where its integrated approach reduces installation time and costs.
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Oxygen DCT Grows its Management Team With Two Key Appointments

As part of its on-going expansion plans, broadcast products solutions provider Oxygen DCT has appointed Phil Wilton to the position of Director of Technical Solutions, with immediate effect.

Phil Wilton’s appointment comes just a few months after Chris Whittock joined Oxygen DCT as Director of Business Development. He was previously employed at BSkyB where he held the position of Project Engineering Manager with responsibility for projects across all of the Sky sites.

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Managing Director Steve Hathaway says: “Both of these appointments have enabled us to significantly grow our management team. We now have in place a team with more than 75 years combined experience of the broadcast and post production industries. The expertise that Phil and Chris bring to the company will better enable us to manage Oxygen DCT’s ongoing expansion and meet the increasing client-led demands attributed to more

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Prism Media Products Limited Wins A Queen’s Award For Enterprise

On Friday, 15 July 2011, Prism Media Products Limited, whose brands include Prism Sound, SADiE and Imerge, was presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. The presentation was made by Mr. Hugh Duberly, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, and took place at the company’s headquarters in Stretham. Also present were Jim Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire and Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council.

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Graham Boswell, Sales Director of Prism Media Products Limited, expressed his thanks to everyone in the company, saying: “This Award would not have been possible without the hard work and effort put in by our staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them. I’m really proud of them all.?

Mr. Hugh Duberly pointed out that a Queen’s Award is equivalent to an individual receiving an MBE more

Prism Sound Announces A Prestigious Order For Its New SADiE 6 Software

Following a comprehensive review of a range of potential solutions for craft editing, the BBC has renewed its commitment to SADiE by placing an order for 50 licenses for the recently released SADiE 6 editing software. These will be installed at BBC North and will be in use by August, 2011.

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The broadcaster is streamlining the range of tools that it will support internally for its radio programme makers and has selected SADiE as the standard “Craft Editor? for audio to complement its radio production and playout automation systems.

SADiE is already well established at the Corporation, which has many hundreds of SADiE installations. Key to this success is the unique approach that SADiE has to audio editing and productivity, tailored to high-end radio production workflow. The new SADiE 6 software will primarily be used as a software-only application more

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