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NewTek LightWave Drives First Creature Animations Shown in New “Capturing Avatar” Documentary

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Six-legged creature concept animation by Rob Powers displayed here in the new LightWave 10 interface

The newly released “Avatar” Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, features a special documentary titled, “Capturing Avatar.” Included, is Rob Powers, vice president of 3D Development at NewTek and member of the original “Malibu Five,” the first five individuals to join James Cameron’s team in the production of “Avatar.” The documentary shows the earliest six-legged creature animation test Powers created for “Avatar,” using LightWave 3D, and Powers discusses the film’s Virtual Art Department (VAD). While working on “Avatar,” Powers founded the first ever VAD, using LightWave in the creation of virtual environmental assets for the world of Pandora in the blockbuster film.

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Early Epiphyte concept creature animation by Rob Powers for

As the first concept-animation artist working on the film, Powers used LightWave to generate the original creature rigs and test animations in his initial role as animation technical director.

“From the earliest period of ‘Avatar’ development, LightWave enabled me more

SENSIO Puts SENSIO(R) 3D Technology and Expertise to Work for Videotron

Videotron’s Customers Will Have Access to the Best-Quality 3D Whether Their TV is 3D-Enabled or HD-Only more

SENSIO CES 2011 Preview

SENSIO at CES 2011
Jan. 6-9, 2011 | Las Vegas
Booth 20937, South Hall 1
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Germany’s MDR Further Expands Chyron Portfolio

LONDON — Nov. 11, 2010 — Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) today announced that MDR, based in Leipzig, has expanded its already extensive Chyron portfolio. The German broadcaster, a long-standing Chyron advocate, has recently added three HyperX³ graphics systems and iRB to its current infrastructure, 15 HyperX graphics systems featuring iSQ and CAMIO, and Chyron’s news graphics management solution. The systems, which provide graphics and branding for MDR’s news bulletins, are installed in the broadcaster’s state-of-the-art graphics center. more

Teranex and SENSIO Enable Broadcasting of Premium Quality 3D Television to the Home

New VC1-3D-ENC Encoding and VC1-3D-DEC Decoding Applications Integrate SENSIO(R) 3D Frame-Compatible Technology more

SENSIO and MediaTek Join to Offer High-Quality 3D Capable SoC Products Targeted to Newest 3DTVs

Integration of SENSIO(R) 3D Technology Into MediaTek SoC Gives Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Access to High-Quality, Immersive 3D Capability more

AVI-SPL to Exhibit at Florida Association for Media in Education Conference

SMART Table

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, will exhibit at the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Annual Conference Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Exhibiting in booth 509 and 511, AVI-SPL will spotlight the newest products from SMART Technologies and Variquest. AVI-SPL’s certified trainers will be demonstrating a variety of products for educators including: a SMART Board, SMART Table, SMART Response, SMART Document Camera and SMART Slate; Epson PowerLite 460 short-throw projector; Vivitek 3-D projection and the Copernicus iRover.

Now in its 38th year, the FAME Annual Conference draws library media specialists and educators from across Florida. “The FAME conference has been around for many years and continues to grow,? said Bob Mallory, vice president, AVI-SPL. “We always make great connections at the event and are looking forward to exhibiting again this year.?

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Now Shipping, VMP Launches Two New Flat Panel Articulating Wall Mounts

VMP medium-sized FP-XMWAB flat panel mount

VMP’s Security Conscious, Fully Assembled and Ready-to-Use Out-of-the-Box “Extra Medium? FP-XMWAB Wall Mount Holds Most 32- to 52-Inch Flat Panels and has 45 Degree Rotation and Up to 15 Degree Tilt Capabilities

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 19, 2010 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it has launched two new flat panel articulating wall mounts. Now shipping, the FP-MWAB (MSRP: $169.95) holds most medium-sized flat panels from 24- to 37-inches, while the “Extra Medium? FP-XMWAB (MSRP: $239.95) holds most 32- to 52-inch flat panels. more

Showlogix has Announced the Official Release of its Latest Show and Media Control Application

Logix-4D Show & Media Control Software

The new Logix-4D system has a completely new approach to show and media control. This new software simplifies producing complex shows.

Showlogix, a developer of show control software for the entertainment market, announced today the release of its newest Logix-4D show and media control software, designed for controlling shows in museums, visitor centers, attractions, trade shows etc. more

Mighty King Kong Sounds Larger Than Life On Tiny KIVA

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Pro Sound CA installs full L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier system at Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest attraction

LOS ANGELES — Following the loss of its popular King Kong ride to a fire in 2008, Universal Studios Hollywood spent the past two years turning up the heat on its newest and most exciting attraction, “King Kong 360 3-D” Created by Peter Jackson. A collaborative effort between the celebrated film director and Universal Creative, the attraction, which transports Studio Tour guests to Skull Island for a truly immersive battle between King Kong and a number of huge dinosaurs, is the largest, most intense 3-D experience on the planet. more

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