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Mitomo Upgrades To Fairlight’s Latest CC-1 Technology

Tokyo-based post production facility Mitomo VTC (Video Technical Centre) has upgraded its Fairlight equipment to encompass Fairlight’s latest Crystal Core (CC-1) technology.

The facility has been using Fairlight FAME technology for some years but has now installed two Constellation XCS consoles, powered by the company’s CC-1 engine. The new desks include a three-bay console, which has been installed in studio MA1, and a four-bay console that is the centerpiece of studio MA2. more

Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Technology Helps Discovery Communications Achieve Loudness Consistency

Discovery Communications has chosen Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ technology to deliver loudness consistency and peak level management across all programs broadcast from its Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic headquarters in Florida.

The broadcaster has installed 15 rack-mounted 8-channel C8086 LEVEL MAGIC modules and 30 C8402 SDI input modules as part of a general technical upgrade of its Miami facility. more

ZDF invests in multiple SADiE workstations

German public broadcaster ZDF has bought seven SADiE PCM-H8 studio workstations for its in-house trailer production department. The new units, which ZDF purchased to replace existing PCM8 systems and take advantage of the additional DSP power in the SADiE 5.5 software environment, were sold by German distributor, For-Tune. more

Independent Studios Standardizes On Fairlight’s CC-1 Engine

One year after installing its first Fairlight Crystal Core (CC-1) system, Milwaukee-based Independent Studios has upgraded its second audio post production suite to encompass CC-1 technology, thus ensuring that projects can move seamlessly from one suite to another.

Since its formation in 1991, Independent Studios has grown from a small, one studio facility specializing in commercial music and sound design to a company handling commercials, documentaries and feature film projects for a wide variety of clients. Its facilities have also grown to include two audio suites – both equipped with Fairlight Constellation consoles – and a music studio. Video editing suites, graphics suites and a new color correction suite are also on site, and these are owned and operated by a separate company, Independent Edit.

Founding director Randy Bobo says: “We have been using Fairlight equipment since 2000, when we installed our first Prodigy 2 and QDC systems. more

Fairlight Technology Helps RTBF Win A Prestigious IBC Award

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A workflow solution designed by Fairlight’s French business partner EuroMedia Technologies played an integral part in helping RTBF, the national broadcaster for the French-speaking areas of Belgium, win a coveted IBC Award for Innovation at the recent 2009 IBC Convention.

EuroMedia Technologies’ AV-Process 3.0 CCE (Crystal Core edition) software was developed to work with all Fairlight products running Fairlight’s latest CC-1 engine. This new media management software was installed at RTBF last year, along with a number of new Fairlight workstations. It is now handling all audio and video files, including Avid and EVS input and outputs, enabling RTBF to automate its entire production workflow. more

Fairlight Announces New Management Structure

Fairlight has announced a re-organisation of its corporate structure.

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The reorganisation, instigated by Fairlight’s investor directors George Kepper, Kenji Fukuda and Rodney Lowe, introduces a formal management team that will enable the company to move forward in line with changing market demands and the future requirements of its international customer base.

Tino Fibaek, the man behind Fairlight’s FPGA technology, takes over in a capacity of General Manager from John Lancken, with responsibility for the company’s world-wide operations. Lancken has left the company to pursue other interests.

Commenting on the restructuring, George Kepper says: “Since the reformation of Fairlight in 2003, Fairlight’s business has grown significantly and John has done a great pioneering job for the company.?

“Our new management structure enables us to capitalise on current growth levels, expand into new territories and deliver even better technical solutions and more

Jünger Audio’s Level Magic™ Technology Improves Audio Quality For IKO Media Group

Luminis Playout, a Hungarian company that provides technical services to the IKO Media Group, is using Jünger Audio’s Level Magic™ technology to provide an enhanced listening experience to IKO television viewers in Central Europe.

IKO is one of the leading production and new media companies in Hungary and currently owns 6% of M-RTL, Hungary’s largest commercial TV station that broadcasts under the name of RTL Klub. The Group has 20 channels broadcasting to viewers in eight countries across the region. Luminis manages the technical facility for the playout of 15 of these channels, including six sports channels, two documentary channels and seven feature film and series channels.

Tamás Csikós, Chief Engineer at IKO Luminis Playout, says: “We broadcast audio in a number of different languages including Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Croatian and Czech. One of our sports channels features multi-audio with parallel Romanian and Hungarian commentary, while our more

Producers Upgrades its Audio Facilities With Fairlight Constellation XCS Technology

Producers’ Video Corporation is a Baltimore

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-based facility that offers US broadcasters and advertising agencies a full service covering everything from location shooting through to audio and video post production.

In recent months the company has completed a major overhaul of its audio facilities to bring them up to the latest technical specifications. As part of this process, Producers has installed two Fairlight Constellation XCS consoles, featuring a Xynergi centre panel and running on Fairlight’s latest Crystal Core (CC-1) engine.

“Before choosing Constellation XCS, we thoroughly investigated every major integrated professional audio product on the market,? says Producers Senior Audio Engineer Bob Bragg. “In the end the Constellation consoles won out because there were no other products on the market that offered such an extensive range of features at such a cost-effective price point.?

Producers is no stranger to Fairlight more

DK-Technologies Helps UK Broadcaster Industry Meet BCAP’s Loudness Guidelines

C4, RedBee and Grand Central Studios are among a growing number of broadcast and post production facilities that are choosing DK-Technologies’ Loudness software to evaluate audio levels on commercials and idents in line with the latest recommendations from the Broadcast Committee on Advertising Standards (BCAP).

BCAP’s guidelines, which were published last year, advise broadcasters to look at the audio levels on commercials and idents following audience complaraja-sehgal-of-grand-central-with-dk-loudness-metering-compressed.jpgints that they are often too loud. BCAP recommends the use of loudness meters that incorporate International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specified algorithms BS.1770 and BS.1771 to measure loudness – something that traditional PPM and VU meters are incapable of doing.

At a recent briefing held at Grand Central Studios in London, 30 members of the UK Screen Association heard how C4, its sister channels and channels such as Dave, Bravo, Living and Virgin 1 that more

DK-Technologies Launches Graphical Loudness Display

loudness.jpgDK-Technologies is using the IBC platform to introduce a new Graphical Loudness display for its award-winning PT0760M HS/SD waveform monitor.

This display allows engineers to simultaneously see waveform and audio information on the same screen. It is particularly useful for facilities that need to comply with the new BCAP guidelines on audio loudness as it enables engineers to measure loudness against time and instantly see the effect of any changes they might make to loudness values.

The Graphical Loudness display allows user to view up to three minutes of rolling audio. The PT0760M is able to de-embed up to 16 audio channels from up to 4 HD/SD video in puts and also provide Dolby Digital/DolbyE decoding. The PT0760M can also be purchased with analogue and digital audio inputs and outputs. With these options the PT0760M can provide ITU indication via the more

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