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With a New Line of Energy-Efficient LED Products PrimeTime Lighting Systems Maintains Heritage of KW/2 Predecessor

PrimeTime changed the brand name in 2010. Current owners add energy-efficient LED technology to new broadcast studio lighting products with the same high performance legacy of KW/2. Dallas, TX – December 29, 2014 – Glen Harn and his wife, Cynthia Harn acquired PrimeTime Lighting Systems in 2013 and learned that the company had changed the brand name from KW/2 to ...

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Variosystems’ Osprey Line: Video Capture Cards, Anyone?

Although Variosystems is a modern and international electronics service company that thinks and acts comprehensively, offering a global service andsupport network of optimal system and logistic solutions, their humble beginnings show how they became an international electronics service company that is 100% committed to the clients’ needs in providing optimal customer service and advice. Way back in 1922, Major General ...

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Broadcast Switchers: The Old Switcheroo…

The center of a studio (especially for live productions) is the Production Switcher. Content drives into this equivalent of a video depot and, if judged worthy, makes it back out again, reborn as content for immediate dispersal or storage pending release. Material flows in on the bus route ‘visiting the depot’ and if it’s got the right stuff, the technical ...

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TV News Alert: Behind-the-Scenes at Times Square 2015 and Live New Year’s Eve Event Coverage

BEHIND-THE-SCENES, PRE-EVENT COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2015 Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the “2015” numerals atop of One Times Square; the assembly and lighting of the New Year’s Eve Ball; Good Riddance Day; Confetti Test; and other preparations. Pre-event coverage will be available via download, featuring 16 x 9 HD broadcast quality video, B-Roll footage ...

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2014 Proves A Banner Year For iPi Soft

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that momentum in 2014 for the company’s flagship software, iPi Motion Capture, continues to be strong among visual effects and creative studios worldwide, including industry leaders like Rodeo FX, Big Lazy Robot, The Sequence Group and Ghost Town Media.  For iPi Soft, 2014 was a year filled with many high-points ranging from ...

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With Adoption of AES67 Standard, Riedel Moves Closer to Goal of Offering Standards-Agnostic Solutions

AES67/RAVENNA Connectivity Will Extend Customers’ Options in Establishing Real-Time IP-Based Audio Distribution WUPPERTAL, Germany — Dec. 23, 2014 — In its commitment to offer flexible, highly interoperable products and solutions, Riedel Communications today announced its support for the AES67 standard and the RAVENNA technology framework. Capable of operating in existing network infrastructures, RAVENNA enables real-time IP distribution of audio and ...

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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Update 3.1

Major new software for Teranex standards converters including centralized control of all Teranex features, plus new 12G-SDI to Quad 3G-SDI conversions up to 2160p60 on Teranex Express! Blackmagic Design has announced a major update for its Teranex 2D, 3D and Express converters. The Teranex 3.1 update adds a new software application that lets customers remotely set up and change settings ...

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Triveni Digital’s StreamScope MT-50 HDT Honored With NewBay Media Product Innovation Award

PRINCETON, N.J. — Dec. 22, 2014 — Triveni Digital today announced that StreamScope® MT-50 HDT, the company’s new real-time DTV transport stream analysis and troubleshooting tool, has received a Product Innovation Award from NewBay Media. The awards contest honors outstanding products that were introduced in 2014 to serve TV, professional video, and broadcast/online radio users. Winners were selected by a ...

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STORY’s Laurie Rubin Rings in the Holidays with Crate & Barrel

CHICAGO— STORY director Laurie Rubin captures the holiday spirit through place settings in a beautifully crafted pair of ads for Crate & Barrel and New York agency Huge. Each 15-second spot presents a sequence of tabletops lavishly adorned with holiday plates, silverware, cups and accessories, with each tableau meticulously arranged to suggest the tastes and personalities of different people. Themed “Holiday ...

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AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera Now Shipping

Maximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to ...

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yU+co Creates 22-Story Projection Mapping Spectacular for Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A.

Groundbreaking display will envelop City Hall in sound and 3D imagery in the culmination of The Music Center’s annual New Year’s celebration. HOLLYWOOD— On New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles residents will have an opportunity to witness one of the largest 3D digital mapping displays in Los Angeles history. As part of The Music Center’s 2nd Annual Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A. ...

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Darren Aronofsky to be Honored with MPSE Filmmaker Award

2015 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Set for February 15 Studio City, California –  The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler and other films is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will ...

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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces a New Winner of LP ’54 Classic Tripod as AbelCine Continues 25th Anniversary Extravaganza

AbelCine Celebrates 25 Years with Exclusive Giveaway at East Coast Location   NEW YORK, NY, DECEMBER 22, 2014—When professional products and services provider AbelCine recently hosted its 25th anniversary celebration at its Manhattan facility, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was pleased to auction off one of its LP ’54 Classic Tripods ...

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Equipment Travelling Companions: A Case Study

Once you pull that shiny new piece of equipment out of its box or crate and set it up, chances are that the case and packing material are discarded fairly quickly – unless there are plans to frequently move that device. Most manufactured products don’t get shipped in a container built for continual reuse. Once your gear is set-up in ...

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RoboCam will Capture YOU!

When discussing cameras, the topics usually focus on optics or electronics that complement those optics or help enhance the image in some fashion. A discussion of cameras might also lead to talking about camera microphones; such a topic might naturally segue into how silent the operation that piece of equipment is. What is more rarely touched upon (beyond focusing) is ...

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Digigram IQOYA *LINK IP Audio-Over-IP Transport System Earns Critical Embedded Solution 2014 Honor

IQOYA *LINK Recognized for Its Stability and Reliability as Embedded Audio-Over-IP Solution for Critical Applications MONTBONNOT, France — Dec. 19, 2014 — The IQOYA *LINK IP audio-over-IP transport system from Digigram has earned the “Trophée de l’Embarqué Critique” (Critical Embedded Solution Trophy) at Assises de l’Embarqué 2014, France’s premier convention for the embedded industry. Presented Nov. 24 in Paris, the ...

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