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NDR Employs Jünger Audio’s NEW T*AP Processor During the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

Jünger Audio’s T*AP Television Audio Processor played a key part in helping German public broadcaster NDR deliver stunning audio from the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

More than 100 million people worldwide tuned in to watch the contest, which took place in the Arena in Düsseldorf and was won by Azerbaijan contestants Nigar Jamal and Eldat Gasimov. Traditionally, the national public broadcaster of the country hosting the competition is responsible for the broadcast. This year the task fell to NDR, which handled the production in close cooperation with the EBU and over 40 participating Member Broadcasters from across Europe.

Based in Hamburg, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) is a public radio and television broadcaster that transmits to audiences in Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. NDR is also a member of the ARD consortium.
Ulli Fricke, sound engineer from NDR and Head of Sound at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, who more

Oxygen DCT Launches The HMV-160 Modular Multiviewer Range

Europe’s leading broadcast monitor specialist Oxygen DCT has launched a new modular range of multi-viewers that will simultaneously display up to 64 images of a single screen. This new state-of-the-art multiviewer range is ideally suited to both multichannel broadcasters, Outside Broadcast vehicles, DSNGs and flyaways, reducing costs whilst benefitting users with better facilities and the highest levels of reliability.

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Based upon extensive market research and user feedback, the feature-rich HMV-160 family is more flexible, more versatile and more compact than legacy products, with a scalable modular system that is perfect for Galleries, Presentation Suites, Master Control Rooms, Lines Areas, Command Control Centres, Outside Broadcast vehicles, flyaways and studios.

Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT, says: “Compared to traditional systems, the HMV-160 offers much greater levels of flexibility. The system is highly user configurable and adaptable to individual users’ more

Annapurna Studios Hosts India’s First Demonstration of a Complete ARRI RAW Workflow in Real Time

Leading digital service provider Pure Digital Services and digital film consultancy Light Illusion recently conducted a comprehensive demonstration of a complete ARRI Raw workflow at Annapurna Studios’ new state of the art Digital Intermediate facility in Hyderabad, India.

The demonstration, which was attended by some of India’s top Directors of Photography, was designed to highlight the speed and versatility of collaborative systems coming together to execute smooth real time workflow from ‘Scene to Screen’.

With many DPs now gearing up to shoot ALEXA RAW there is a growing need within the film industry for a thorough understanding of RAW workflow. Light Illusion, which provides specialized consultancy to clients in the fields of Digital Intermediate, Digital Cinematography and Colour Management, was asked to conduct the demonstration at Annapurna Studios after building and installing the new Digital Intermediate Facility, which houses a fully fledged 4K SGO/Mistika DI system in a more

ENI Media Chooses Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Solution For Its Playout Facilities

ENI Media Asia Pte Ltd has invested in Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ technology to ensure the quality of its audio signals.

Based in Singapore’s ST Teleport building, ENI Media was established in 2010 to provide television playout services to broadcasters and channel owners.

With a wide variety of incoming audio signals to contend with, ENI Media needed a way of controlling its audio output so that peak level and dynamic range didn’t vary between programmes.

After researching various options, ENI Media chose Jünger Audio’s B46 four-channel digital dynamics processor. This unit incorporates the company’s sophisticated LEVEL MAGIC™ adaptive level control algorithm, which is designed to adjust the level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing or distortion. Capable of using any kind of I/O (Analogue and Digital) sources, as well as SDI, HD/SDI, Dolby 5.1 and all its related metadata, LEVEL MAGIC more

Prism Sound and TTi To Host Audio Test & Measurement Seminar

Prism Sound and its UK distribution partner, TTi distribution, are holding a two-day audio test and measurement training seminar from 2nd – 3rd June, 2011. This ‘must attend’ event will introduce engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.

The training seminar takes place at the AirSpace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and will cost £45 per day.

The first day will be devoted to covering the basics of audio measurement and will include sessions on objective and subjective measurement correlation; audio measurement units, single-tone audio measurements; FFTs; Sweeps and Digital Audio. There will be a general introduction session to get the day started and a Q&A wrap up so that those taking part can have their specific queries dealt with.

The second day will focus on practical measurement workshops where delegates will have the opportunity more

Broadcast Networks Helps TV Companies ‘Recycle’ Their Equipment Budgets

Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks has launched a new service that will help broadcasters and media companies to reduce the cost of deploying new technology by releasing the residual value of old infrastructure to fund new projects.

Already acclaimed for the design and build of quality media systems, Broadcast Networks has now extended its offering to encompass full-cycle management, including decommissioning and financial solutions.

“Transitioning from old equipment to new is always a challenge? says Paul Wallis, Sales Director of Broadcast Networks. “Obsolete kit can’t simply be thrown out – you need to adhere to strict European regulations which can make disposal a time-consuming and costly exercise. Furthermore, not all products may be end-of-life; some may still be covered by on-going maintenance agreements so even after decommissioning they can eat into limited budget. We’ve seen many of our clients face these challenges and are now able to more

Oxygen DCT’s LCD Super Rack HD Monitors Make Major Inroads Into The OB And SNG Markets

The combination of keen pricing, high quality pictures and a wide array of practical features is helping Oxygen DCT to notch up significant sales for its recently introduced LCD Super Rack HD Series of rack-mount monitors.

Since introducing the range last summer, Oxygen DCT has equipped more than 30 Outside Broadcast vehicles and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vans for clients such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Arqiva, SIS and Camsat.

Super Rack Series monitors are proving exceptionally popular because they offer very accurate colour controls and sharpness for greater, clearer picture detail. Each monitor in the range has in-built VU and PPM audio meters with adjustable meter position and size. The auto sensing inputs for HD-SDI, SD-DI and composite signals makes installation easy and they also have the advantage of in-built engineering functions including waveform monitors, vector displays, under scan and H/V delay facilities.

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DK-Technologies Unveils The DK Meter – A Compact Audio Loudness Meter For Stereo And 5.1 Surround

After much anticipation, Danish manufacturer DK-Technologies will be using the NAB platform to unveil the DK Meter – latest addition to its range of high-end audio and video metering products.

This groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) is no bigger than an iPhone and is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.

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Two versions of the DK Meter will be shown in prototype at NAB: the DK1, which is ideal for anyone working in stereo, and the DK2, which is specifically aimed at the burgeoning 5.1 surround sound market.

The DK Meter is easy to use, easy to install and comes with its own desk-mount. It accepts digital audio inputs and is supplied with all known loudness measurement recommendations, as well as the standard DK-Technologies meter scales. Pricing more

New-Tek Broadcast Joins Jünger Audio’s Distribution Network

As part of a re-organisation of its distribution network, dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio has appointed New-Tek Broadcast to handle its entire product range in Bulgaria.

Based in Sofia, New-Tek Broadcast is a division of the New-Tek Ltd Group, which was established more than 30 years ago to provide high-end sales and distribution services to customers in the broadcast and post production industries. Alongside Jünger Audio, New-Tek Broadcast also distributes products for companies such as Harris and Tektronix.

Yavor Yanakiev, general manager of New-Tek Broadcast, says: “We are delighted to be working with Jünger Audio in Bulgaria. Adding the brand to our existing portfolio enables us to provide our customers with a range of products that meet their requirements, especially for loudness control solutions. Bulgaria is a small country and at present it is only the major TV stations that are investing money in loudness control. However, smaller more

Jünger Audio Introduces Two New Combo Cards For Its C8000 Dynamics Processing and Loudness Control System

The current economic climate has made many broadcasters highly conscious of the costs they incur when choosing new equipment. This isn’t just limited to the initial purchase price – it is also reflected in ongoing costs such as energy requirements and physical space savings.

In response to this trend, Jünger Audio will be using the NAB platform to launch two new Combo cards for its world-renowned modular C8000 dynamic processing solution, which incorporate its propriety LEVEL MAGIC™ algorithm for automated loudness control.

The first of these cards is the C8586, a dual combo board providing two SDI streams, each with four channels of audio. This card is particularly well suited to the needs of re-broadcasters (Sat, IPTV, Cable) as it will enable them to process up to 32 channels in dual stereo and in one frame. What’s more, the card will be very competitively priced, thus enabling more

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