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Press Releases For : July 18, 2014

GC Pro Helps Faith Church Make a Quick Move

— NW Indiana’s multi-site Faith Church was moving to a new location on a tight deadline, and GC Pro helped the church convert a reverberant rented gym into a highly intelligible worship space —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 15, 2014 — Faith Church was originally founded in 1963 in South Holland, Illinois, and like many growing churches these days, its expansions have taken the form of additional “satellite” locations instead of ever-larger main church buildings. They moved to Dyer, Indiana, in 2002 and launched their first satellite location in September 2007 in Cedar Lake, Indiana. A second satellite launched in the spring of 2009 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and two years later on Easter 2011, they opened a campus in Hammond, Indiana; in September 2012, Faith Church crossed over the state line to launch its campus in Beecher, Illinois. Most recently, the church changed locations in Hammond, moving from its original rental space there to a larger one at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, where they have contracted to use the school’s gymnasium on Sundays for services. “We have six locations now, and while four of them are in buildings that we own, in two of them we have a rental model, which we find works well at a time when construction costs are rising,” explains Bryan Ford, Faith Church’s Technical Operations Manager. “It gives us a lot more flexibility as we grow.”

Like most gyms, the Hammond Academy’s acoustics are highly reverberant, the opposite of the kind of extremely intelligible environment needed for worship services. Faith Church turned to Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, for a solution. GC Pro brought in Accutronics LLC, a regional acoustical consultancy and A/V installer, which along with GC Pro Account Manager Ryan Nigh evaluated the location’s acoustical needs. GC Pro then specified, and Accutronics designed the layout for and installed, nearly 100 Auralex ELITE ProPanel and Cloud ProPanel acoustical panels on the 120 X 80-foot gym’s walls and ceiling.

“It worked out perfectly, and the entire process was transparent to the client,” says Mike Love, Owner of Accutronics. “We looked at the building, Ryan drew up a proposal and sent it to Auralex, which sent us back a list of the right product materials and placement patterns to use for this specific project, and we installed them without hassle.”

Of a total of 95 Auralex acoustical panels, Accutronics installed 40 of them on the gym’s ceiling to reduce flutter echoes and the rest on the walls to absorb reflected sound. As a result, the gym’s reverb time dropped from eight seconds to 1.3 seconds. “That’s a huge reduction in reverb time,” says Love. “And that‘s the kind of result you get when you work with an organization like GC Pro. In this case, the client got an accurate assessment of their situation, an expert solution design, exactly the right products to address the problem and expert installation. Only a company like GC Pro can provide that kind of comprehensive service.”

Faith Church’s Bryan Ford could not agree more: “The difference in the sound is enormous — it’s dramatically improved. They were able handle the entire project from start to finish, and they were also able to meet a very tight deadline and get us into our new church on time. When we opened three weeks ago, we got comments on how good the sound was. We have a lot of music, so we needed to control the sound as much as possible. That’s exactly what happened, so we’re glad we picked GC Pro.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Listen Technologies Soundfield Solutions Help Improve Student Comprehension at Channing Hall K-8 Charter School

BLUFFDALE, UT, July 14, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 15 years, recently saw the implementation of its ListenPoint 2.0 soundfield solutions at Channing Hall, a Draper, Utah K-8 charter school operating under the guidelines of the International Baccalaureate.

First grade teacher Jessica Short faces a common challenge for teachers: making sure she is heard clearly by each student in the classroom. Despite her best efforts, she often found herself frustrated that all her students could not hear her voice at the same level, at the same time. Her students at the back of the classroom could not hear her when she was instructing from the front of the room and vice versa. Short was also irritated by the fact that every time she wanted to incorporate music or media into a lesson, she would have to walk to her computer, taking time away from her lessons and students, which is something that all good educators try to avoid. Short found her solution in Listen Technologies’ ListenPoint 2.0 system, resulting in better comprehension, retention and participation among her students.

Soundfield systems such as the ListenPoint 2.0 transform the average classroom into enhanced educational environments, incorporating AV technology and assistive listening systems so that all students can have the opportunity to hear their teacher clearly. It’s the most advanced, flexible, and scalable Soundfield system for educators. It’s also easy to install, operate, maintain, and adds more functionality over time. Teachers can include music, video, and Internet connectivity for added enhancement.

After the installation of the ListenPoint 2.0 in Ms. Short’s first grade classroom, her students became more engaged in the learning process and participating more in her lessons. Now, she is looking forward to teaching a new class of first graders to read next year. Short notes, “ListenPoint 2.0 helps my students hear me clearly. I love that I can use my music for my lessons and control it from the microphone. It’s very easy to use. Even my students use it when they give their presentations. All of my students are now able to listen better and are more on task since the ListenPoint 2.0 was installed.”

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Genelec Now Shipping 8010 Active Monitor: the Smallest Member of the 8000 Series

NATICK, MA, July 14, 2014 — Genelec, the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is now shipping the 8010 Active Monitor, the smallest member of the acclaimed 8000 product range. The 8000 Series is widely used in the high-end professional audio, mastering, post-production and broadcast market sectors around the world. Its professional heritage is reflected in the compact-sized 8010. Suitable for professional work in small studios, it offers accurate monitoring capability with ease of installation. The outstanding sound quality makes the 8010 ideal for small editorial studios and OB vans, and a perfect companion for portable recording devices and other mobile production work.

Featuring a balanced XLR input, 3-inch bass driver, 3/4-inch tweeter and efficient Class D power amplifiers – one for each driver – the 8010 produces more sound pressure level than might be expected from a monitor of this size. The Intelligent Signal Sensing ISS circuitry saves energy by automatically putting the monitor to sleep when the audio signal has been absent for a period of time. Once a signal is detected again, the monitor wakes up automatically. This circuitry can be bypassed when the automatic standby function is not desired.

A full range of versatile accessories is available for the 8010, which cover all mounting needs. For example, an elegant L-shaped table stand can be used to optimize monitor orientation toward the listening position and to minimize undesired sound reflections. Thanks to its exceptional sound quality, small size and universal power supply, 8010 is the perfect monitor companion for music production professionals on the move.

The 8010 Active Monitor is now available at a U.S. MSRP of $440.00 each.

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Bose® Panaray® Loudspeakers and L1® Portable System Offer Clear Sound for the Gateway to the U.S.’s Oldest City

High-definition videowall installed at the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center is complemented by high-definition audio provided by Bose® Panaray® loudspeakers

Bose® L1® Model II portable sound system is part of an AV upgrade package for the Center that allows it to confidently feature live music in an acoustically challenging environment

Framingham, Massachusetts, July 14, 2014 – For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center (VIC) their first stop upon arriving in what is officially the United States’ oldest continuously-inhabited city and European settlement. The center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area’s attractions and a gift shop. But while the VIC’s architecture evokes the region’s Spanish past, its large main hall also presents acoustical challenges. Fortunately, the thousands of visitors who are introduced to the region’s attractions via a high-definition videowall installation hear every bit of information clearly, thanks to a Panaray® modular line array sound system from Bose® Professional Systems. The Panaray system, consisting of three MA12EX loudspeakers, was installed by RP|AV Audio Video Design & Installation of Bowersville, Georgia, and acts like a high-definition soundbar for the videowall consisting of eight 55-inch LCD displays, also installed by RP|AV. The project was part of a larger renovation of the VIC that also included a celebrated exhibition of 39 Picasso pieces from Málaga, Spain, the artist’s birthplace, put on as part of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary commemoration.

“The visitor’s center was built as a community center, and its main hall is big and boomy – a difficult acoustical challenge,” explains Ron Prier, Owner of RP|AV Audio Video Design & Installation. “The videowall is located in this entrance area and the video was filed by a high-definition RED camera, so we had to find a sound system that could provide sound quality that matched the quality of what visitors experience visually, while at the same time being able to address the acoustic issues of that space. The answer was the Bose Panaray system.”

Prier says the MA12EX loudspeakers provide highly intelligible sound while at the same time sounding highly musical, to accommodate the DMX® scoring of the informational video. “The Panaray loudspeakers let us keep the audio very tightly focused and off of the floor and back walls where it would create reverberation and echo,” he says.

As part of the AV package, RP|AV Audio Video Design & Installation also provided the VIC a Bose L1® Model II portable sound system with a T1 ToneMatch® audio engine and a pair of B1 bass modules. This is used for live music performances in the lobby space, again assuring that the music and spoken words are all heard clearly and intelligibly. “The Bose systems really work well in challenging environments like this,” says Prier. “It’s performance you can count on.”

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Press Releases For : July 17, 2014

iZotope Releases New BreakTweaker Expansion: Modern Grooves by Black Octopus

Cambridge, MA — iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, and Black Octopus, creators of high-quality sounds for music production, have released Modern Grooves, a new expansion pack for iZotope’s acclaimed drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in, BreakTweaker.

Featuring modern, clean, and crisp sounds with a dash of retro throwback, the expansion includes more than 300 sounds with 40 presets—all designed to have a timeless feel and work well with a wide range of material.

In an interview with iZotope, Black Octopus founder Toby Emerson describes his approach to creating Modern Grooves: “I hope the pack will provide something for artists of all skill levels. Users can start with the presets and then tweak the sounds to create something original… For people wanting to sketch ideas in the studio, I tried to lay out the patterns in a musically logical way—someone could jam out full tracks on the fly just by switching between the patterns using a keyboard or MIDI controller.”

Modern Grooves can be seen and heard on iZotope’s YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/y801efft7HU

Pricing and availability:

• Modern Grooves is available now at iZotope.com for $39.00.
• BreakTweaker is on sale now through July 31, 2014 for $199 (save $50) or BreakTweaker Expanded for $249 (save $50).
• BreakTweaker is available with demo content as a free 10-day trial at iZotope.com/BreakTweaker.

Visit the iZotope blog for more on Modern Grooves, including a full Q&A with Toby Emerson of Black Octopus Sound.

About iZotope
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

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Digigram Sound Cards to Enable New Radio and TV Broadcast Workflows at Korea’s KBS

High Reliability, Interoperability, and Quality of Digigram Sound Cards Assure Smooth Integration and High Performance in Advanced Broadcast Operations

MONTBONNOT, France — July 17, 2014 — Digigram today announced that Korean national broadcaster KBS is integrating Digigram sound cards with an Adsoft radio broadcasting system and a Dalet recording, editing, and media asset management system in an installation designed to enhance the quality and continuity of KBS radio and television programming.

“We have used Digigram sound cards for more than a decade, and the company’s products were the clear choice as we began planning our new radio and television production system,” said Yun Seong Lee, manager of the radio technology department at KBS. “The Digigram cards integrate very smoothly with our preferred broadcast systems, and we are confident that they will provide the quality and stability essential for creation of a top-tier broadcast solution.”

The audio quality and reliability of Digigram’s professional sound cards have set industry standards in broadcast and other demanding pro audio markets such as archiving, logging, postproduction, recording, and public address. In concert with the company’s Software Development Kit, Digigram sound cards offer unique dedicated functions for the entire audio production chain, including field recording, ingest, editing, production, live-assist, routing, play-out, and logging.

“This deployment will demonstrate that broadcasters of all sizes can depend on Digigram sound cards and count on their interoperability with key third-party solutions,” said Nancy Diaz-Curiel, APAC sales manager at Digigram.

“We have been working with Digigram for decades to provide broadcasters like KBS fully integrated, high-quality audio workflow solutions,” commented Raoul Cospen, director of marketing and business development at Dalet. “With a new state-of-the-art platform, featuring Digigram sound cards and Dalet Radio Suite’s automation and media asset management, KBS will be able to create compelling content faster and more efficiently.”

“The integration of Adsoft software with Digigram sound cards yields a powerful and reliable solution that we’re confident will be a model for radio broadcasters across Korea and beyond,” added David SW Che, managing director at Adsoft.

More information about Digigram and the company’s products is available at www.digigram.com or by phone at +33 4 76 52 47 47.

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About Digigram
Positioned at the convergence of professional audio and video with IT, Digigram offers IP-based solutions that enable users worldwide to increase their competitiveness through change.

The company’s products enable the reliable capture, production, and delivery of high-quality audio and video over IP networks. Its innovative IP audio codecs, professional sound cards, and audio processing software are used by thousands of journalists, broadcasters, and audio engineers worldwide. Digigram’s all-IP video product line provides advanced contribution and distribution solutions to broadcast, IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators. The company also delivers key audio/video technologies and OEM solutions to software vendors and manufacturers.

For more than 25 years, through constant innovation and the development of fruitful partnerships, Digigram has been influential in energizing the industry, raising standards, and pushing forward technological development.

Further information on Digigram and its product portfolio is available at www.digigram.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Photo Caption: Nancy Diaz-Curiel, APAC Sales Manager, Digigram

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Riedel Communications IBC2014 Product Preview

Visit Riedel Communications at IBC2014 at Stand 10.A31

Riedel Products at IBC2014:

Tango — Next Generation Matrix Intercom
At IBC2014 Riedel will introduce Tango. Tango is an entirely new intercom solution, breaking systems boundaries.

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Photo Caption: Tango Teaser Ad

MediorNet 2.0, MediorNet MetroN, and MediorNet as a WAN Solution
Making its European debut, MediorNet 2.0 is a firmware update for the MediorNet real-time media network that provides video router functionality and high-speed rerouting. MediorNet 2.0 is available now.

The MediorNet MetroN is a 2-RU large-scale core router that provides a real-time routing capacity of 64x 10G ports. MediorNet MetroN can function within a larger MediorNet installation, interfacing with other MediorNet frames via fiber.

Finally, the MediorNet networked approach to signal routing and distribution has been expanded to include WAN capabilities. Supporting forward error correction, retransmission management, and dynamic bit rate management, the Code One Transport Protocol used by MediorNet H.264 encoders and decoders ensures that the public Internet can be used effectively for point-to-point transmission of professional audio and video.

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Photo Caption: MediorNet 2.0 Update

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Photo Caption: MediorNet MetroN Core Router

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Photo Caption: MediorNet WAN Solutions

Other Products on Display:
- MediorNet Modular and MediorNet Compact
- MediorWorks software
- Performer, Artist, and Acrobat communications systems
- RockNet Fiber-Optic Converters and console interfaces

Company Quote:

“As quickly as the business of broadcasting is evolving, so is Riedel. We are continuing to develop next-generation solutions that leverage the power and convenience of our networked approach to signal transport and routing, and look forward to launching a few of these at IBC in September.”
– Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications

Company Profile:

Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report

ETIA 2014 Overview

Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford’s Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.

Keynote Session: Web Business Models for Entertainment
In her keynote address, Vubiquity’s Darcy Antonellis provided impressive statistics about the state of nontraditional TV viewing. Only 21 percent of pay TV customers are making use of on-the-go viewing, but that number is increasing quickly. She stressed both the amount of behind-the-scenes work required to make the system work, and the need for improvement in the way options are presented to the viewer. Antonellis pointed out that users want a combination of a linear viewing experience with a personalized navigational capability and a social component for sharing, commenting, and rating. From a business perspective, Antonellis noted that the challenge is figuring out how to use big data to determine when to hit users with offers for something they want to buy at that time.

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Photo Caption: Darcy Antonellis Keynote Address

Tools of the Trade: VP9 and Cloud-Based Content Delivery
With participation by Jan Skoglund and Renganathan Ramamoorthy from Google, this panel focused on the motivation for the new VP9 codec that is now being deployed to enable 4K video streaming. VP9 has also greatly reduced buffering for YouTube viewers — by 25 percent in developed markets and 50 percent in developing markets — while allowing HD videos to start 15 percent faster. YouTube’s own Anil Kokaram followed up with some of the underlying technical data about the site’s streaming backend. He said that parallel processing is critical to timely content delivery, but that doing it effectively requires content-aware splitting of videos to avoid creating artifacts. He also said that YouTube typically does a relatively quick first pass on content to make it available as soon as possible, but then the company does a more time-intensive second “high-quality” pass for content that proves to be popular. Kokaram’s YouTube colleague Doug Stallard explained that the two-pass system enables the company to handle the 100 hours of user-generated content uploaded to YouTube every minute. Finally, Microsoft’s Martin Wahl took the audience through the advantages of a cloud-based media platform such as Microsoft’s own Azure Media Services. Microsoft’s Origin Server can provide real-time delivery of content in whatever format is needed for a particular viewing device, customized with business logic supplied by the content provider.

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Photo Caption: Renganathan Ramamoorthy, Google Chrome (Left), and Jan Skoglund, Google (Right)

Disruptive Innovation in Moviemaking, Sports, and Games
New York University’s Chris Bregler moderated a panel featuring Marv White of ESPN, Kim Libreri of Lucasfilm, and Erik Johnson of game-maker Valve. White marveled that the equipment ESPN needed to implement the famous “first and 10″ first down overlay for football originally filled an entire truck but can now fit on a tabletop. Going forward, ESPN is working on new ways to mix broadcast and computer content; one example is to integrate video games with broadcast content.

Libreri revealed that Lucasfilm is exploring integrating movie technology into real-time games, such as in the company’s 1313 project. Interestingly, Lucasfilm has found that the same technology can be used as a creative tool for moviemakers, allowing directors to preview the end results of action on their motion-capture stages with full lighting, computer-generated costumes, and backgrounds.

Johnson from Valve represented the hard-core gaming community, which has more than 75 million active gamers as users. Valve’s core online gaming offering has been rounded out with a growing live tournament presence — now filling entire arenas — and even a documentary movie about the experience of creating the tournaments.

Exploration Zone: Toward the Entertainment Holodeck
Unique to this year’s ETIA conference was a demonstration of cutting-edge products and prototypes for virtual reality (VR), which was designed to showcase the variety of technologies needed to create the ultimate immersive entertainment experience. The event was dubbed “The Entertainment Holodeck” after the famous “Star Trek” virtual reality environment. Organizer David Singhal of LightField Interactive was able to attract a range of companies large and small, including many that were exhibiting their cutting-edge technologies publicly for the first time.

During the two-hour interactive session, attendees enjoyed hands-on demos of several recently introduced and much-talked-about products including Google Glass; a cinematic VR system from Jaunt VR; the Leap Motion Controller from Leap Motion; an untethered VR device from GameFace Labs; 3D technology from Sixense; a concave HIVE (Highly Immersive Visualization Environment) video wall measuring 10 feet by 24 feet; and Epson’s new augmented reality platform. Contributions from colleges and universities included a smartphone-based 3D modeling solution created by Stanford Project Tango and a wireless VR solution from the VR Club at Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. (A complete list is online at www.etia2014.org. Click on the “Exploration Zone” link in the right-hand column.)

VR headsets were standard equipment among the exhibits, which included several immersive experiences built around Oculus Rift models augmented with audio. One of the most elaborate of these was “Surround House 2: Monsters in the Orchestra” from AMD. Shown for the first time in a personalized form, the system combines an Oculus Rift headset with high-quality headphones and a Leap Motion Controller to allow the user not just to fly around a 3D world, but also to control a variety of animated monsters and their simulated musical instruments. The immersive visual experience is coupled with a very effective 3D sound capability so that as the player and the monsters move, the sound from their instruments appears to move as well.

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Photo Caption: Oculus Rift Demonstration With Dulce Ponceleon, IBM
Photo Credit: Steve Phipps

Evening Event: Entertainment for the Next Generation
The most talked-about event at ETIA was a special evening session following the Exploration Zone demos. The session began with Electronic Arts co-founder and KPCB partner Bing Gordon in a one-on-one conversation with Dave Singhal, in which they discussed the power of immersive technologies to complement and enhance entertainment experiences. That discussion was followed by a panel in which Gordon and Singhal were joined by Kati London of Microsoft Research, Paul Debevec of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, and David Cohen of Variety magazine, as well as moderator Jon Peddie of Peddie Research. The panel further examined the role of technology and the importance of content development platforms in bringing once-fanciful concepts for immersive experiences closer and closer to reality. The panel discussion also offered news on the most recent developments in the field.

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Photo Caption: Left to Right: Variety’s David Cohen With Kati London, Microsoft Research; Bing Gordon, KPCB; Dave Singhal, Light Field Interactive; and Paul Debevec, USC ICT

Company Overview

The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content.

Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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Joseph Electronics/JFS IBC2014 Preview

Visit Joseph Electronics/JFS at IBC2014 Exhibiting With Bluebell Opticom Limited at Stand 10.F24

Joseph Electronics/JFS at IBC2014:

DFT-12 Series by Joseph Fiber Solutions
The DFT-12 EXP and DFT-12JR fiber transport systems are making their debut at IBC2014. Requiring only 2 RU, each features 12 paths of 3G/HD-SDI and ASI signals over one or two fibers. Additionally, modules for AES or analog audio, MADI, 1 Gb Ethernet, RTS intercom, POV interface (genlock and video), or data can be fitted into the four available expansion slots to provide a complete signal transport solution for remote announce booths or split feeds. More modules are in development.

All signal paths for any unit in the DFT Series are user-configurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements, and redundant power supplies are standard to ensure a complete backup of critical paths. Full-fiber redundancy with automatic fail-safe switchover is available as an option for all DFT Series frames.

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Photo Caption: DFT-12 Fiber Transport System

Camera Tote by Joseph Fiber Solutions
The JFS Camera Tote system offers a new option that enables quicker operator deployment of point-to-point communications. Built into an industry-standard Pelican enclosure, the compact Camera Tote system provides water-resistant protection of field electronics in the harsh environments encountered by news and field crews. An internal filtered fan ensures that extreme temperatures will not be a factor when the system is used in exposed locations.

The system’s standard signal complement includes 4×4 3G/HD-SDI, 4×4 analog audio, 1 Gb Ethernet, and wet intercom. The unit is also available in a 2-RU rack-mount model for permanent installation. Fiber options include Lemo, ST, OpticalCon Quad, or MX. When four fiber connectors are used, two units can be daisy-chained for multicamera applications.

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Photo Caption: Camera Tote Portable Fiber Optic System

Company Quote:

“We are looking forward to another successful IBC with our host, Bluebell Opticom. We hope you’ll stop by the stand to see our new fiber solutions, which are designed to make remote broadcasting faster and easier.”
– Yohay Hahamy, CEO, Joseph Electronics/JFS

Company Overview:

Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, London, and Zurich. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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NUGEN Audio IBC2014 Product Preview, Stand 8.A76

NUGEN Audio, 10 Years On
Celebrating a Decade at IBC2014

Celebrating ten years of service to the broadcast community at IBC2014, NUGEN Audio will demonstrate the latest innovations in its industry-leading family of post-production and broadcast audio tools — including key new standards-compliant technologies that further ease the burden of loudness compliance.

NEW: LMB DPP AS-11 Program Compatibility
NUGEN Audio’s LMB is an offline file-based loudness analysis and correction program for high throughput applications. A new update to LMB’s MXF file-handling option introduces DPP AS-11 compatibility. NUGEN Audio is a participant in the DPP compliance program, an initiative founded by U.K. public service broadcasters to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution for television. As a member of the AS-11 DPP compliance and certification program, NUGEN Audio is helping to develop quality assurance criteria for the AS-11 DPP specification for digital file formats. Making its IBC debut, the MXF file-handling option introduces native MXF audio-handling that enables LMB to perform automated analysis and correction of audio within an MXF container while preserving all other data within the file.

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Photo Caption: Screenshot of NUGEN Audio LMB AS-11 DPP Settings

NEW: Loudness-Compliant DynApt(TM) Dynamic Adaptation Technology(
Adapting dynamic content such as theatrical releases for TV or TV content for mobile streaming is a challenging task, particularly in relation to dialog. At IBC2014, NUGEN Audio will present DynApt(TM), a groundbreaking solution for intelligent repurposing of audio for TV and streaming at faster-than-real-time speeds. The DynApt algorithm has been designed to adapt the dynamic content of audio appropriately for different listening environments and playout systems, while respecting the level of dialog in the original mix and meeting specific loudness criteria. The first implementation of this new technology is now available as a DynApt extension for NUGEN Audio’s LMB offline loudness correction program.

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Photo Caption: Screenshot of NUGEN Audio DynApt(TM)

Preview: New Technology for Stereo to 5.1/7.1/9.1 Upmixing
At IBC2014, NUGEN Audio will preview a new upmix process specifically designed for film and TV production. Capable of producing a downmix compatible upmix with optional dialog isolation in the center channel, the new technology is projected to be available in early Q2 2015.

Version 1.1 of MultiMonitor for Loudness and True-Peak Monitoring
NUGEN Audio will showcase version 1.1 of MultiMonitor, the company’s powerful loudness and true-peak monitoring software application. MultiMonitor offers up to 16 individual loudness and true-peak meters in mono, stereo, and 5.1 formats for up to 96 individual audio channels. With the new version, MultiMonitor now includes network meter reset options and a “tall” meter configuration. MultiMonitor is now available as standalone software or as part of a turnkey solution available through SSL in the LMS-16 hardware system.

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Photo Caption: NUGEN Audio MultiMonitor Loudness and True-Peak Monitoring Software

Quote:
“This year at IBC, attendees will see why NUGEN Audio has become the go-to company for loudness management and compliance. We will also be demonstrating how NUGEN Audio is broadening its toolset to address other audio requirements, such as dynamics, upmix, and support for the DPP standard. We’ve taken the lead on addressing dynamic content adaptations with our new DynApt algorithm to expand content repurposing. We’re also proud of our participation in the DPP, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting the very latest developments in loudness compliance and management. Finally, for the first time, we’ll be showcasing some of our upcoming innovations in upmix technology.”
– Jon Schorah, Founder and Creative Director, NUGEN Audio

Company Overview
NUGEN Audio provides the broadcast and post-production industry’s most advanced audio solutions including end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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