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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

Shotoku Broadcast Systems IBC 2011 Preview

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Staines, UK • — Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in camera support and virtual reality tracking will return to the IBC exhibition with enhanced and new manual and robotic solutions. Manual highlights will include a new 2-stage pneumatic pedestal and perfect counter-balance pan & tilt head. On the robotic side, enhancements that further ease-of-use and please the most budget conscious will be demonstrated. All the latest releases will be at show in Hall 11, Stand G30.

MANUAL CAMERA SUPPORT
NEW TP200 2-Stage Pneumatic Pedestal
Shotoku’s newly developed TP200 2-stage pneumatic pedestal has a maximum payload of over 80kg (177 lbs.) and supports a wide-range of camera configurations. Its innovatively designed column and base offers maximum stability and great operational flexibility. One-step foot brake and single-action cable guard enables precise movements and control at all times for fast more

BHV Broadcast Pre-IBC 2011

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Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast’s IBC 2011 exhibition plans include demonstrations of Video Ghost, its award-winning phantom power modules developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries. The manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live production and post-production will also exhibit its full range of rack-mount and portable hybrid digital/analogue switchers, and rate/standards and up/cross conversion products in Hall 10 Stand F35.

Video Ghost
BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost brings phantom power to the video camera world! Video Ghost – winner of the prestigious Mario Award at NAB 2011 – provides a switchable 5V or 12V d.c. power source for camera accessories using the existing video cable. A 150m operating distance is achievable for SD, and 75m for HD. Amongst its many uses, the system can be used to power a composite to SDI converter at the camera, thus more

Dublin’s Oxegen Festival Brings Music to the Masses with Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Switcher

Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher was used at Ireland’s biggest music festival, Oxegen Festival in Dublin. more

KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

Yamaha to hold “Four Days of Training? at Manhattan Center Studios

New York—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold “Four Days of Training? on August 9-12 at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th St. (between 8th & 9Th Ave.) in New York City. Free of charge and open to all audio professionals, the Yamaha “Four Days of Training? is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on demos and training on Yamaha and NEXO products.

The August 9 session from 9:00 am – 11:00 is an introduction to NEXO NS-1 sound system venue predictive software tool (Windows based). From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, NEXO speaker demos and training will take place on PS Series, GEOS12, RS 15 and 18 Ray Sub, and the new 45 N12 line monitor wedge.
August 10 is an all-day session featuring Audio Networking for Live Sound, distribution and recording, control of Yamaha amplifiers and creating custom controls in DME Designer.

August 11 is an all-day M7CL more

Abbott Mixes X Factor on Yamaha DM2000

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—The X Factor will make its U.S. debut on FOX September 21. The Simon Cowell-created show will be in a search across America to find the next global superstar or group who will ultimately win a $5 million dollar Sony Music recording deal. Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. has chosen a Yamaha DM2000 for the broadcast mix of the audition phase of the production taped in Los Angeles, Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, Miami, and Seattle. Sweetwater Video/NEP provided the audio/video facilities.

“The Yamaha DM2000 was chosen because The X Factor project required an audio console with a small physical footprint but with a large amount of audio I/O,? states Abbott. “We used six MADI slot cards that were fed into a Euphonix Studio Hub, then routed out to nine MADI streams, and converted to AES via RME MADI/AES converters.?

“The GUI of the Yamaha more

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Award winning HQView range complements EIKI projector line-up

Bradford, UK, 26 July 2011 – Calibre UK, a major player in the development and manufacturing of image processing, scaling and switching products, announces the appointment of Eiki International, Inc., as their North American Distributor for the HQView range of professional audio visual image processing, warp and blend products.

The new agreement was facilitated by Paul Carey, Marketing Specialists, Inc., who is Calibre UK’s North American master representative and also a Manufacturer’s Representative for Eiki International, Inc.

The range of 13 scaler/processors with models including advanced features such as geometry correction, image warping and soft edge blending is the biggest of its type more

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

Blackmagic Design Announces the Immediate Availability of DaVinci Resolve Lite

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve Lite, a new reduced feature version of DaVinci Resolve that includes many powerful color correction features in a downloadable software package available free of charge, is now shipping. more

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