Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy is lighting up the web with his work for six “MTV Unplugged” shows that debuted on www.unplugged.mtv.com. Landy served as lighting designer for shows headlined by Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low; British chanteuse Adele; LA-based indie rockers Silversun Pickups; power pop-punk group Paramore; sassy, spunky Katy Perry; and the Afro pop-inspired group Vampire Weekend.
The “MTV Unplugged” shows were executive produced and directed by Matthew Mills of Space Station Media. The Brooklyn-based company produces content across all platforms from the Emmy Award-nominated “Fan Life” for HBO.com and the YouTubeLive web and mobile event to a wide array of TV shows and feature films. Mills is a veteran of MTV.
The “MTV Unplugged” series was shot at NEP Studios, New York City with a two-day turnaround. “It’s been interesting to work on a series shot (more…)
Almo Professional A/V Adds Trio of
Digital Signage Products and Services
Rise Vision Content Management Software, NOW Micro PC Engines and SunBriteTV
All-Weather Outdoor LCDs Help Partners Create Complete Digital Signage Package
Philadelphia, PA â August 31, 2009 â Almo Professional A/V, a value-added distributor serving the needs of professional audio/visual integrators, dealers and consultants, today added three leading digital signage hardware and software lines to its rapidly expanding inventory. Rise Vision, Inc.âs Web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, NOW Micro, Inc.âs custom-configured computer systems, and SunBriteTVâs all-weather outdoor LCD televisions are now available with Almoâs existing large-format digital signage display offering. These new additions allow channel partners to create a complete digital signage package for virtually any commercial application.
âDigital signage is an expanding part of many of our resellersâ businesses despite a weak economy,â? explained Sam Taylor, (more…)
OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT â SEPTEMBER 2009: Sennheiser introduces a free series of training seminars that focus on the revolutionary line of high-powered K-array loudspeakers. Attendees will learn how to address their biggest and smallest audio needs with the most compact and powerful, live and installed sound speakers on the market. K-array speakers can offer significant space and cost savings in production, rigging, transportation, and setup.
The seminar is ideal for installed and live sound professionals, or anyone interested in learning about the latest live sound speaker technology. Other topics that will be covered include how to invisibly fill facilities with quality sound, how to deliver rich sound to a live audience of 1,000 people using a two-inch-wide PA system, how to fill stadiums and arenas with six-inch-deep line arrays, and more.
The first seminar will be held at Atlanta’s Buckhead Church on (more…)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS â MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, will showcase its HD-3500 multi-rate 3G HD-SDI fiber optic transport system at IBC 2009 (Stand 2.A54). This solution, now shipping worldwide, provides 1.5G or 3Gb/s fiber optic transport with audio, intercom and bi-directional data over a single fiber, with multi-rate high definition transport up to 1080p 3G HD-SDI.
MultiDyneâs HD-3500 gives broadcasters an innovative solution for moving high definition video as well as analog or digital audio, intercom, GPI and tally. The data and the GPI channels can be used to control equipment in remote locations, and the tally relay can be used to control a camera tally light. When not in use with an on-camera tally light, the tally relay can (more…)
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter. This straight-forward standards converter provides a simple yet quality method of integrating consumer video sources using the HDMI v1.3 format and professional 3G SDI displays.
A plug and play methodology makes this solution valuable to anyone seeking to connect pro and consumer video equipment together while supporting the most current formats and true high definition video performance.
By offering the ability to easily connect different video formats and output high definition video resolutions, broadcasters can connect consumer and professional equipment in the studio, thereby saving on equipment costs.
The Gefen HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter works with all high definition audio/video devices using the HDMI format including set-top boxes, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players, but will not convert HDCP compliant video a per HDCP specifications.
New Artisan-Built Four-Way Speaker System, Ingeniously Constructed, Delivers Exquisite Style and Performance
CEDIA EXPO, ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 31, 2009 â The David Wiener Collection (DWC), a luxury line of audio, entertainment, furnishing and fashion offerings, introduces the Art.Opera during CEDIA EXPO â09. Elevating loudspeaker design to new levels of performance and execution, this extraordinary fusion of style and technology is the new flagship of the exclusive DW Collection (DWC). It delivers exceptional clarity, imaging, dynamics, spaciousness and realism.
The Art.Opera was inspired by requests from two-channel audiophiles who wanted the exotic styling, build quality and performance of the limited edition Ferrari Art.Engine, as well as the ability to use their own audio electronics. The result is a pair of floorstanding loudspeaker towers unlike any other, with superb performance and features that include an innovative ambience recovery system, precision crossovers, a (more…)
Electrosonic Products is pleased to announce it has been selected as a Preferred Manufacturing Partner (PMP) of Denver-based USAV Group, a national association of leading professional AV integrators founded in 2001.
The goal of USAV Group is to leverage the experience and core competencies of its affiliated integrators, PMPs and management to meet the needs of clients and consultants locally and nationwide. USAV’s influential integrators, who currently number 30, are dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and supporting innovative commercial AV projects.
“It’s not easy to become a PMP: It’s a very select group,” points out USAV CEO K.C. Schwarz. “We get a lot of inquiries from manufacturers interested in becoming PMPs. We’re looking for partners with broad product lines and an excellent reputation, manufacturers with equipment that will achieve a critical mass among our integrators. Manufacturers have to go through an exhaustive review process just to get (more…)
Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) partnered with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and Academy Award-nominated director Philip Haas (“Angels and Insects”) on an innovative installation spotlighting five works from the museum’s permanent collection.
“Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons” expands those five selections into multiscreen film narratives displayed in customized environments. SWI engineered and installed the critically-acclaimed project which runs from July 18-October 25 and sets a new benchmark for museums looking for a compelling new ways to highlight works from their collections.
“The installation was an ambitious undertaking with some interesting challenges in terms of technical scope and schedule” notes SWI president Josh Weisberg who served as lead designer for the project. “The resulting exhibit is a significant advance in the use of media technology to expand the character and beauty of the original pieces.”
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. â Aug. 27, 2009 â BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that it has adopted InfoComm International’s EZip electronic price sheet format to streamline the process of transferring product and pricing information to its dealers. (more…)
Extension to Popular Horizon Series is the First Soundbar Available to Match the Depth and Finish of Ultra-Thin LCD Displays, Down to 1.5 Inches
ANN ARBOR, Mich. â Aug. 27, 2009 â Leon Speakers, a manufacturer of custom-built, audiophile-grade loudspeakers for flat-panel displays and Living-Space Theaterâ˘, today announced that it has extended its Horizon Series with the addition of the new Horizon 212 Ultra-Thin Soundbar. At only 1.5 inches deep, the Horizon 212-UT is the only high-fidelity soundbar available that matches the extremely shallow depth of the increasingly popular ultra-thin LCD displays. This progressive multichannel speaker achieves high-fidelity sound without sacrificing the sleek look that makes these new displays so desirable. (more…)