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NAB Show Goes Live and On-Demand Online with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and TouchStream

Digital Rapids LogoApril 13, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — is providing the encoding capabilities powering live and on-demand video of the 2011 NAB Show on the official show website, www.nabshow.com. Expanding upon the on-demand content featured on the site during previous events, the NAB Show is for the first time featuring official daily webcasts, live from the show floor. The automated, high-performance Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is being used in the production of on-demand content for the third consecutive year, while the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance is being used for encoding and streaming of the live webcasts.

Production teams are capturing and editing video throughout the event, including daily highlights packages; feature segments from the exhibition floor; selections from NAB sessions, luncheons and keynotes; interviews and more. The Transcode Manager software transforms the finished video segments into the formats required for online viewing. The resulting high-quality media files are then delivered to content distribution provider Highwinds for on-demand delivery to viewers through the Show’s website. more

L-ACOUSTICS Stars in Upcoming George Clooney Film, The Ides of March

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Loud & Clear’s Bill Deavers at Miami University’s Hall Auditorium, the setting for The Ides of March‘s debate scene

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Celebrated actor and director George Clooney recently spent several months in Ohio and Michigan shooting scenes for The Ides of March, a new film scheduled to premiere later this year. Both starring and directed by Clooney, The Ides of March is based on Beau Willimon’s play, Farragut North, about a governor campaigning in the presidential primaries.

Bill Deavers of Cincinnati-based Loud & Clear, Inc. was hired by the film’s production team to serve as a political consultant and provide sound reinforcement for the pivotal Democratic debate scene, which was filmed in early March at Miami University’s Hall Auditorium in Oxford, Ohio. As he had done for many “real” presidents and presidential contenders in the past, Deavers chose to specify an L-ACOUSTICS system for the event. more

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Video: How Acoustical Panels Improve Sound

Video: How Acoustical Panels Improve Sound

Acoustical Demonstration on Absorption

The awareness of acoustics has dramatically increased over the past ten years. With this awareness, the access to the information on the Internet has also amplified. How does one begin to decipher all of the publications that are now available in magazines and on the World Wide Web? During your research, you may have heard of comb filtering, standing waves and room modes. What do these terms mean and why should I need to know them to understand acoustics? Without using a lot of math or complicated acoustical terms, Acoustics First has produced a video to demonstrate how acoustical panels improve sound within a room. This five-minute demonstration will help you understand that acoustical materials change the physical dynamic of the room to affect sound, in a way that cannot be achieved more

Leading Technologies SRL Equips Radio Toscana With Second HARMAN Studer OnAir 2500

Radio Toscana, the Adult Contemporary regional music station, has taken delivery of a second HARMAN Studer OnAir 2500 digital console. The order for the all-in-one desk was placed with Leading Technologies SRL (formerly A&DT/APG), who has worked closely with the Florence-based station (which looks out at the famous Duomo) over the past decade.

The network, which already boasts Soundcraft RM105 and Series 15 desks, carried out a studio upgrade in 2009 with the conversion to complete digital transmission carried out by studio concept specialists, Acoustic Design. As part of that fit-out Radio Toscana purchased its first OnAir 2500, but with the recent building of a second dedicated room, an additional 12-fader OnAir 2500 was installed.

“The first time around Radio Toscana evaluated the console for quality — and also for distributor support,? explained Leading Technologies’ sales specialist, Fiore Confuorto. “They really liked the all-in-one and compact structure of more

HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 Digital Console Gains New TFT Metering and Upgrades

Studer’s popular Vista 5 console gets an upgrade to the M2 with the optional addition of the precision TFT metering system introduced on the flagship Vista 9 console.

The new metering is capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area which can be used to display bus assignments, surround images or the unique History mode, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred. Metering for ‘layer 2’ signals can also be viewed, while the Control Bay screen can be used to provide configurable user pages with up to 40 meters.

When the TFT meter bridge is fitted, the external GC screen becomes an integral part of the chassis.

The Vista 5 M2 is based on the well known more

Oxygen DCT’s LCD Super Rack HD Monitors Make Major Inroads Into The OB And SNG Markets

The combination of keen pricing, high quality pictures and a wide array of practical features is helping Oxygen DCT to notch up significant sales for its recently introduced LCD Super Rack HD Series of rack-mount monitors.

Since introducing the range last summer, Oxygen DCT has equipped more than 30 Outside Broadcast vehicles and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vans for clients such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Arqiva, SIS and Camsat.

Super Rack Series monitors are proving exceptionally popular because they offer very accurate colour controls and sharpness for greater, clearer picture detail. Each monitor in the range has in-built VU and PPM audio meters with adjustable meter position and size. The auto sensing inputs for HD-SDI, SD-DI and composite signals makes installation easy and they also have the advantage of in-built engineering functions including waveform monitors, vector displays, under scan and H/V delay facilities.

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HARMAN Showcases JBL Professional VERTEC® Subcompact Suspension Accessories at Prolight & Sound 2011

At Prolight & Sound 2011, HARMAN is introducing JBL Professional’s latest suspension hardware accessories for its VERTEC® subcompact line arrays. The VERTEC hardware enables quick assembly of variable curvature vertical or modular constant-curvature horizontal line arrays. In addition to the standard VT4886-AF array frame for suspending up to 24 boxes, along with the VT4886-UB and –UB1 for supporting smaller groups of speakers, the line of equipment now includes the VT4886-SF Short Frame, the VT4886-HB Horizontal Bar, and VT4886-DF88 and VT4886-DF89 Downfill Frames.

The VERTEC Subcompact System is specifically designed to be one of the most versatile tools in a portable sound rental company’s inventory. Application flexibility also ensures VT4886 and VT4883 elements provide effective sound design tools for performance audio facility system designers.

“Since its launch a year ago, the VT4886 has quickly become known as an all-purpose type of loudspeaker with many different uses, from single more

Story Sound Takes HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays on Tour With Royal Netherlands Air Force Orchestra

Netherlands-based Story Sound has embarked on a theater tour with the Royal Netherlands Air Force Orchestra, using a HARMAN JBL VERTEC® subcompact line array system. According to Michael Story, who owns the rental company with his brother Egbert, the system is perfect for the sub-1,000-seat capacity venues the Orchestra will be playing at between February and May to present its themed orchestral music program, “Tribute To Michael Jackson.?

Although the company has worked with JBL loudspeakers for its top-tier client projects for many years, the VERTEC subcompact line arrays had not been released in time for use on last year’s Orchestra tour. However, as soon as the system was available, Michael Story couldn’t wait to use it. “We tested the new VERTEC subcompact line arrays against numerous other systems,? he noted. “They won hands-down due to their power, fidelity and sonic clarity.?

When it came to prepping the more

Covenant Church Life Centre Gets Amped on L-ACOUSTICS

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A praise team performs on the AMP room’s new KIVA-KILO house system during a Thursday evening College & Career service

CARROLLTON, Texas — With over 20,000 members spread out between five campuses in northeastern Texas, Covenant Church is a vibrant and growing house of worship network. To help accommodate its growth, the church recently converted a K-12 school at its flagship location in Carrollton into a family-centric new facility known as the Life Centre, which is now home to an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA-KILO loudspeaker system.

The new system went into the Life Centre’s AMP room, a former gymnasium transformed into a modern amphitheatre that hosts children’s church services, youth programs, college and career fellowship events, and many other functions. more

Westminster Abbey Reinforces Choir With OmniLine Array

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Just in time for the Royal Wedding later this month, Westminster Abbey recently commissioned the installation of new speech reinforcement, induction loop and CCTV systems, along with ancillary video, audio and data distribution facilities.

The new systems were designed and specified by Audio & Video Systems Consultants, Michael Hyland & Associates, the project needing to be completed ahead of the thanksgiving service which marked the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth granting a Royal Charter to The Abbey in 1560, not to mention the Royal Wedding.

The upgrade and changeover was implemented so there was no impact whatever on the building’s daily services and various other events for which The Abbey is used. Equally, steps were taken to ensure that the work did not infringe on the many visitors who tour The Abbey daily. Furthermore, given the tight timescale, extensive workshop testing of the system racks was more

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