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Chinese University Pioneers Theater-Sized, Advanced Visualization

Christie® has taken the global dimension of its higher education solutions to the next level with the deployment of an innovative ‘teaching’ theater at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. Under the direction of HUST, Christie and its local partner – Chess Computers – installed the technologically-advanced Visdec Electronic Decision Theater at the university with a 240-degree, floor-to-ceiling curved advanced visualization display. It is the largest such installation in China and one of the biggest in the world.

By displaying graphical and text content from separate sources simultaneously, it is helping university, government and business representatives who use the facility make better decisions for a range of programs, including urban planning. The initial concept was based on the Decision Theater at Arizona State University (ASU) but the China initiative took a different path on the technology infrastructure, products used and overall size.

“The more

KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display. more

Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV Digital SLR Cameras Provide Multiple HD Production Advantages for East Pleasant Pictures’ Commercial Shoots

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The challenge was simple: Shoot a series of commercials for a major cruise ship line amid vacationing passengers without inconveniencing them with the usual complement of equipment and crew needed for such a production. For East Pleasant Pictures, a global collective specializing in multiple forms of moving-image media, the solution was equally simple: Use the unobtrusive, high-sensitivity cinema-like imaging advantages of the EOS 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras available from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging.

Directed by Emmy-winning producer/director Xander Strohm, the commercials featured candid scenes of cruise ship passengers playing dodge ball, anchoring their own vacation-video newscasts, and generally having a very good time. Stash Slionski, East Pleasant Pictures director/cinematographer/partner explained that he and co-director/cinematographer/partner Damien Drake first became familiar with the compact and lightweight Canon Digital SLR cameras that made more

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Anton/Bauer Powers Motivational Documentary Films for Non-Profit Production Company

Triple Knot Productions Inspires with True Stories of Remarkable Human Beings

SEFFNER, FL – Brian Dery, founder and president of the Florida-based award-winning inspirational video production company, Triple Knot Productions, is a walking miracle, dedicated to telling the harrowing stories of individuals with astonishing injuries and disabilities. To bring these true tales of adversity and hope to life, Dery relies on the reliability, durability, and overall excellence of Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. After battling his own harrowing ordeal with paralysis, Dery launched Triple Knot Productions in 2005 and with it his commitment to overcome and inspire through storytelling. Currently, Dery is filming “Evan Piper: Creating Possibilities Through the Power of Determination,? detailing the life of Evan Piper, who became paralyzed after a plane crash. more

HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Console is a Winner by a Length with TVG

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LOS ANGELES, California — Illustrating how HARMAN’s acclaimed Studer Vista 8 digital console can raise the bar for audio in any broadcast application, TVG, the official television and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has installed a new Vista 8 at its broadcast production and post production facilities in Los Angeles.

TVG provides live feeds, via cable and satellite distribution including the DISH Network and DirecTV, of all major thoroughbred races from all the leading race track venues in the U.S., as part of the online wagering activities of its parent company, the Betfair Group, the largest online betting organization in the world. The Studer Vista 8 console is the centerpiece of TVG’s strategy to move horseracing broadcasting into the high-definition era, bringing with it high-quality 5.1 surround audio, for programming such as “Trackside Live,? TVG’s more

L-ACOUSTICS KIVA System Installed into Helsinki Music Centre

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HELSINKI, Finland — L-ACOUSTICS’ Finnish distributor and system integrator Starlike has recently installed a KIVA line source system into the main hall of the new Helsinki Music Centre.

The primary users of the hall will be the Radio Symphony Orchestra (YLE/The Finnish Broadcasting Company), Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Sibelius Academy. The 1700-seat hall is also in demand for other types of music; for example, the Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica has been booked to play the venue when it opens later this year. more

Jünger Audio Helps OFM Deliver Exception Clarity To South African Radio Audiences

South African commercial radio station OFM entertains its audience with a mixture of adult contemporary music, news, weather, traffic and other relevant information. Broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studios in Bloemfontein in the Free State Province, OFM is a lifestyle radio station that likes to connect with its audience through plenty of telephone interaction.

As phone-in programs are such an important part of its remit, OFM wanted to ensure that these reflected the same high audio standards as the rest of its programming. But there was a problem – the audio levels on phone-ins were not always regular and that, says OFM’s technical manager Jan Van Der Walt, was something worth investigating.

“One of our biggest technical challenges was the poor quality of the telephone conversations we were broadcasting,? he explains. “As almost all of our content is live, this became quite a problem. It was more

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Goes Live With Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Switchers

Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel are being used by the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League for live production of the league’s 2011 matches. more

Boston University Installs Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and Broadcast Panel

Blackmagic Design today announced that Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) is using Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel in their Production and Journalism studios. more

Panavid Upgrades Audio System at Calvary Baptist Church In New York City With HARMAN JBL Loudspeaker System

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Panavid installed a new audio system featuring JBL loudspeakers at the Calvary Baptist Church in New York.

ORLANDO, Florida – Calvary Baptist Church was founded in New York City in 1847 as an independent Baptist church, and has been in its current location on Manhattan’s West 57th Street since 1931. Over the years, the church has undergone a series of renovations, and most recently completed a major upgrade to its audio system with the installation of HARMAN’s JBL VRX Series Constant Curvature, AE Series Compact and CBT loudspeakers.

Professional audio/video services company Panavid, Inc. of Pompton Plains, New Jersey was contracted to complete the rigging and speaker installation, led by Client Relations Manager Dennis Mitchell. The Calvary Baptist Church system is based around left/right arrays of five JBL VRX932LAP powered loudspeakers per side, and two more

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