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WGBH Upgrades To Robotics With Shotoku Broadcast Systems

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DUAL ROBOTIC/MANUAL CONTROL AND USER FRIENDLY GUI ATTRACT PREEMINENT PBS STATION TO SHOTOKU

Staines, UK (March 23, 2011) – Shotoku Broadcast Systems has supplied a six-channel remotely controlled camera configuration to WGBH Boston – America’s preeminent public broadcaster and producer for PBS – as part of the station’s upgrade to a sophisticated robotic solution. The system was installed in WGBH’s studios located at One Guest Street, Boston, MA. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director made the announcement from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

“We were particularly pleased to be chosen to supply robotic camera systems to WGBH, who’s highly regarded programs are enjoyed right across the United States,? said Eddershaw. “Our TR-8T control systems matched their operational requirements and the TG-19 head is perfect for robotic and manual control of the larger camera configurations they’re using?
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Cobalt Digital Gear Helps NEP Deliver National Telecast From Hollywood’s Motion Picture Awards

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Urbana, IL (March 25, 2011) – Four of NEP Broadcasting’s fleet of production trucks, all equipped with a significant complement of Cobalt Digital gear, worked the red carpet and the main event at the national telecast of the motion picture awards from Hollywood. NEP utilized over 100 Cobalt downconverters, as well as embedders, de-embedders, frame syncs and color correctors to support Red Carpet coverage and the awards ceremony of the widely watched event. NEP is the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services for the delivery of live sports and entertainment events.
“Our Denali fleet is regarded as the industry’s premiere mobile television production facility focusing exclusively on entertainment events and programming,? said George Hoover, NEP’s CTO. “Cobalt Digital’s equipment plays a major role in our trucks and comprises the whole modular infrastructure of The Denali Summit, our newest HD more

FSR’s Pathfinder Switcher Brings Video Variety To 381 Main Bar and Grill

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Little Falls, NJ (March 22, 2011) – Transforming 381 Main Bar and Grill from a neighborhood martini lounge to a stunning sports bar equipped with the latest technology was a major undertaking. Owner Steve Baskinger not only orchestrated a complete cosmetic makeover, but also turned to FSR to install a sophisticated video matrix switcher that brings patrons a varied viewing experience via 19 LED TVs situated throughout the establishment.

Baskinger selected the FSR Pathfinder following an exhaustive Internet search for a system capable of routing multiple video sources to multiple video destinations. “Every time I entered my requirements, FSR dominated the results,? he said.

FSR customized a unit for 381 Main with 24 inputs and outputs to accommodate Baskinger’s diverse needs. “The TVs are a major highlight; we offer all the games, pay-per-view events, music videos, more

International Colorist Academy (ICA) Reaches 50th Class Milestone

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The International Colorist Academy (ICA) will reach its two year anniversary at NAB 2011 and has announced its 50th class in Chennai India April 4-7, 2011.

“There has been a huge interest in our training for colorists by colorists,? comments Kevin Shaw, ICA co-founder. “We are impressed by how far some of our students will travel, and wherever the demand justifies it we try to run local classes. The response to our Chennai class has been extensive and we hope to run further classes in other Indian cities in the future.? more

BEXEL TO DEBUT THREE NEW CAMERA CORPS PRODUCTS AT 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 24, 2011Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is debuting several Camera Corps products at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6833) in Las Vegas, including the new 3D Universal RCP, Multi Camera Key Pad Control and Mini Joystick Control. Camera Corps, a global leader in specialty cameras, robotic heads, remote control systems and supporting services, is introducing these controls as part of a fully operational production system including Camera Corps’ Q-Ball high-precision robotic cameras—which are also on display. more

Oxygen DCT Launches Evolution Elite And Sets New Standards For Picture Monitoring

Oxygen DCT’s Evolution Pro Series of LCD picture monitors have developed a reputation over four years for their versatile functionality and high performance pictures with satisfied customers worldwide, including public service broadcasters such as the BBC, commercial broadcasters including SKY, ITV, post production companies, aerial filming specialists, digital cinema crews and even Government organisations.

Now the series has a new addition to its range, the Evolution Elite monitors. These set new standards for functionality, facilities and signal handling, which includes 4.4.4, 1080p and 3Gb/s, the emerging new video standards for film and television production.

The Evolution Elite monitors can handle all signal formats including 4.2.2, 4.4.4, 1080p, 3Gb/s and Dual Link as well as standard HD-SDI, SDI-SDI, DVI, HDMI and all analogue signal formats. These ‘super’ monitors also address the need for audio monitoring with an integrated 8 channel audio de-embedded audio metering with users selectable scales more

Jünger Audio Appoints Sonus As Its Slovenian Distributor

Dynamic processing specialist Jünger Audio has appointed Sonus d.o.o as its distributor in Slovenia.

Under the terms of the new arrangement, Sonus will distribute Jünger Audio’s entire product range, including its groundbreaking LEVEL MAGIC™ Loudness control solution, which is now incorporated into products from manufacturers such as Miranda, Wohler and Harmonic, as well as being adopted as a stand-alone solution by broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, MediaCorp, Canal +, Astro and RTL.

Established in 1995 as a company offering music production, post production and mastering services, Sonus also distributes and sells pro-audio equipment for a wide range of high-end companies including DPA, Prism Sound, Merging Technologies, Microtech Gefell, Solid State Logic, and Trantec. Its primary market focus is Slovenia but it also extends its reach into Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia and Italy.

The company is headed by founder David Šuligoj, a more

FOR-A UNVEILS MODULAR FRAME RATE CONVERTER AT NAB 2011

Fort Lee, N.J.FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the UFM-30FRC Frame Rate Converter at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (Booth C5219). The latest member of FOR-A’s cost-effective family of UFM modular solutions, it can perform a wide variety of format conversions, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, and 625/50.

Equipped with HD/SD-SDI and analog composite I/O, the UFM-30FRC offers two types of conversion modes to deliver optimal results for various applications. A “linear converter mode? performs a simple frame rate conversion based on the previous and next frames, while a “motion compensation processing mode? detects the motion vector amount of a moving object and generates the object’s motion in frames. With its built-in up/down/cross converters, the UFM-30FRC can also upconvert SD signals to HD signals, downconvert HD to more

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TVLogic Launches New 2D/Passive 3D Models At NAB 2011

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Press Conference: Monday, April 11 at 10 AM in Booth SL 1526

Burbank, CA • March 7, 2011 – TVLogic, designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED High Definition displays, will exhibit two new 2D and 3D production and post-production monitors at NAB 2011 that incorporate a host of innovative features for 2D/3D cinema production and post-production. TVLogic combines the latest in flat-panel technology with their advanced video processing designs to provide reference displays that meet the demanding requirements of broadcast, production, post-production, digital signage and multi-viewer applications. The new 2D/3D models will join TVLogics’ multi-award winning range of professional video monitoring solutions ranging from quad 4.3? rack mount monitors to 56? 10bit 4K resolution displays and everything in between.

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TDM-243W/473W – features 24? and 47? (respectively) 2D and passive 3D LCD panels. These versatile broadcast and more

TVLogic Debuts New Field Production And Rack Mount Monitors at NAB 2011

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Press Conference: Monday, April 11 at 10 AM in Booth SL 1526

Burbank, CA • March 23, 2011 – TVLogic, designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED High Definition displays, will exhibit 3 new field production monitors and a new dual 9? rack mount model at NAB 2011 that incorporate a host of innovative features for enhanced HD-SLR, digital cinema and broadcast production. TVLogic combines the latest in flat-panel technology with their advanced video processing designs to provide reference displays that meet the demanding requirements of broadcast, production, post-production, digital signage and multi-viewer applications. The 4 new models will join TVLogic’s multi-award winning range of professional video monitoring solutions ranging from quad 4.3? rack mount monitors to 56? 10bit 4K resolution displays and everything in between.

1. NEW VFM-056W/WP – The VFM-056W/WP is available in two configurations and more

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