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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

DK-Technologies Launches A Remote For Its Award Winning PT0760M HD/SD Multi-Channel Video Waveform Monitor

DK-Technologies will be attending this year’s IBC Convention with an exciting new addition to its award winning PT0760M HD/SD Multi-channel Video Waveform Monitor.

The PT0760-R is a remote unit that allows engineers to access the facilities of the PT0760M from an entirely different location. With this unit in place, an engineer on location can see exactly the same audio and video display as the engineer in the Master Control Room. Engineers using the remote can independently access all the facilities of the PT0760M without interrupting the use at the master location.

DK’s new remote offers the same high quality display as the PT0760M and gives users access to a set of soft keys that replicate those on the main unit. Both the PT0760M and the PT0760-R display can be independently controlled, allowing for either identical or individual display of video and/or audio signals at both locations.

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The Voice & Music Company Help The Foundation Give Waybuloo Characters Their Voices

waybuloo.jpgThere’s an old adage in the world of entertainment that you should never work with children or animals. But for the staff at Soho-based audio post production facility The Voice And Music Company, recording child actors for the new hit pre-school TV series Waybuloo has been a delight and a revelation. more

Fairlight’s Latest CC-1 Technology helps No Noiz Improve Workflow And Attract New Business

no-noiz-philip-van-bogaert.jpgFairlight’s ability to handle a huge amount of audio and video formats is one of the main reasons why audio post production facility No Noiz has upgraded its equipment to incorporate the company’s latest Crystal Core (CC-1) technology. more

Fairlight And The Classic Media Group Help Rick Wakeman Rock At Hampton Court

john-buckley-at-classic.jpgThe first live rendition of Rick Wakeman’s 1973 debut solo album The Six Wives of Henry VIII took place recently at Hampton Court Palace as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the English throne.

Accompanied by a 40-strong choir, a full orchestra and a rock band, Wakeman manned his customary rack of keyboards to perform the album in its entirety, with the Tudor monarch’s most famous residence as his backdrop. more

Jünger Audio Helps Solve The Loudness Problem For MediaCorp’s 938LIVE Listeners

jibby-jacob.jpgSingapore-based MediaCorp has installed two Jünger Audio D06 LEVEL MAGIC™ processors to help achieve loudness consistency for its 938LIVE English news and talk radio station.

The broadcaster started looking for a means of controlling loudness after listeners tuning in to 938LIVE began complaining about the sound. The negative feedback, which was particularly prevalent among people listening in their cars, focused on loudness levels. Listeners stated that they constantly had to adjust the volume of their radios in order to maintain a comfortable level of loudness between the various audio segments contained in its news radio programming. more

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