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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS BEACON STREET STUDIOS OUTFIT THEIR FACILITY WITH NEW COMPONENTS

beacon street— In the fast-paced world of broadcast commercials, Beacon Street Studios finds that time is its most precious commodity, and GC Pro’s full-service capability means Beacon Street can focus on the music while GC Pro finds the right gear —

Beacon Street Studios in Venice, California, is a unique kind of place, where major international advertising firms, including BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and DDB, have their clients’ music created for broadcast spots, such as the five commercials for Career Builder, Hyundai, Bridgestone and Gatorade that they scored for the Super Bowl this year. At the same time, music artists including Hootie & the Blowfish and April Hendrix, and noted music producers like Don Was and Ed Cherney, have also found Beacon Street Studios – a space once occupied by the legendary Joni Mitchell – to be a creative haven for their art. more

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Soundcraft Vi1 – Smaller, Lower Priced, But Still With Vistonicstm, Lexicon FX, BSS EQ’s, And That Sound Quality

With the Soundcraft Vi Series now firmly established as a firm favourite digital desk on both the touring, broadcast and installed sound scenes, Soundcraft have taken this amazing platform to another, more affordable level with the release of the new Vi1 console. more

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HG Lighting Design Lights London Gala for the Prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Rolex

Rolex

Time proved to be a challenge to creating a warm and welcoming environment for a gala marking the completion of the latest Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in London, as multi-award winning lighting designer Herrick Goldman discovered.

Asked by Bounce Event Management to light the December 6 ceremony at the Royal Opera House’s Paul Hamlyn Hall, Goldman confronted numerous challenges:

The prestigious, biennial Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is an international philanthropic program that seeks out highly-talented young artists and brings them together with masters in the fields of dance, literature, film, music, visual arts and theater for a year-long, one-to-one mentoring relationship. Paul Hamlyn Hall is the newly refurbished atrium adjacent to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. more

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Network Connectivity, Configuration And Control Take Center Stage At Pro Light & Sound: Harman Professional Leads Panels And Educational Sessions At Frankfurt Summit

As networked audio and video transform every element of systems integration for touring, fixed installation, studio design and MI, Harman Professional reaffirms its commitment to universal connectivity with leadership of the AVnu Alliance for A/V Standards-Based Networking, and also its determination to provide audio professionals with a highly intuitive yet powerful configuration and control protocol with HiQnet System Architect™. Underscoring this dual commitment to make the network more useful and more usable, the company will sponsor or participate in two important events at Pro Light & Sound in Frankfurt next week: more

Aspen Custom Electronics Turns To AKG To Deliver An Unprecedented Level Of Clarity At The Payne County Courthouse

Designing sound systems for courtroom applications presents a host of challenges: acoustical, electrical and application-specific requirements make courtroom systems the most mission critical audio installations in the marketplace. After four subpar audio installations at the Payne County Courthouse in Oklahoma, Judge Worthington and the courthouse administration approached Aspen Custom Electronics with a special request to upgrade the courthouse audio system for good. Using an arsenal of AKG equipment which includes the WMS450 Wireless body pack, a DMM 4/2/2 Audio Mixer and two GN30 Goosenecks, Aspen Custom Electronics was able to do what four companies before it could not: install a clear and powerful audio system that exceeds everyone’s expectations. more

Oregon State University Deploys Hitachi Software StarBoards For New Interactive Learning Environment

Immediately positioning itself as a leader in higher education classroom technology, Oregon State University has chosen Hitachi Software StarBoard interactive whiteboards for its new interactive learning environment in Physics classrooms. Purchased through Troxell Communications, the University is deploying the Hitachi FXDUO-77 model StarBoards along with the award-winning Hitachi CP-A100 3LCD ultra-short-throw projector as part of the Hitachi Ultra Short Throw Bundle solution. more

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Electrosonic Helps Visitors Explore the Highly-Interactive Expedition Health Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver Museum

Denver Museum

Visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Expedition Health exhibition quickly find themselves engaged in highly interactive and highly-personalized activities featuring AV displays, projection, and touchscreens from Electrosonic.

The primary challenge of the project was the tight confines available for the installation. Each station was built with the minimum equipment necessary. Simplicity was the key to the design. more

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Ross Video CrossOver v3.0 Software Includes Free Upgrade for Internal Multiviewer

Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 16, 2010 – Ross Video announces a free software upgrade to activate an internal multiviewer with v3.0 software for the CrossOver family of multi-definition compact production switchers. more

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Toronto Travellers Get the Picture – Digital Signage Case Study

Digital Signage Application at Toronto Subway

The Customer
The ONESTOP Media Group (OMG) is the digital signage network operator for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which manages all the public transport in Toronto. TTC’s three main arms are buses, trams and subways.

The Challenge
To install a multimedia distribution system that will deliver real-time information via 1,500 screens to be located throughout the subway system. The up to the minute information is to include subway updates, safety alerts, news, sports, weather, entertainment and advertising. This content will be displayed to over one million passengers a week. more

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FOR-A TO INTRODUCE LIGHTWEIGHT VFC-7000 HD VARIABLE FRAME RATE CAMERA AT NAB 2010

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Fort Lee, N.J., March 15, 2010 – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate (Super Slow Motion) Camera at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 12-15 (Booth C5219). It offers high-speed play out and recording in full frame HD (1280×720) at up to 700 fps, and allows for the recording speed to be varied from 125 fps to 700 fps.

“Super Slow Motion video is an essential part of many creative projects in medical and sports applications,? said Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. “We’ve designed the VFC-7000 to be extremely easy to use, so anyone can capture the desired rich detail of action video in uncompressed HD.?

With its light weight, the VFC-7000 is easy more

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