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It’s Better with Barco – Like the E2 Presentation System

When you need the ultimate presentation control, look no further than Barco and its E2 Presentation System. The scalable and modular system architecture delivers 12 bits/color (36 bits/pixel) with 1-frame processing latency for progressive sources. The E2 is LOADED with features and functions needed for complete presentation control. Its 6G SDI input card has 4x BNC connectors that support the ...

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Saving Your Audio from the Cutting Room Floor

Audio is usually the last piece to be finished in a typical production. As such, audio editors, sound designers, and mixers tend to get the short straw when it comes to time and budgets. If there is ever a mad dash to the finish or squeeze on resources, you can bet it’s going to impact the audio team. The question ...

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Jacksonville Jaguars Deploy ChyronHego Virtual 1st to Enhance In-Stadium Big-Screen Video Presentations

Extending ‘Down and Distance’ Graphics Solution Beyond Broadcasting Adds Excitement to Fans’ In-Stadium Experience MELVILLE, N.Y. — April 30, 2015 — The Jacksonville Jaguars have installed the first-ever stadium Jumbotron deployment of Virtual 1st, ChyronHego‘s “down and distance” broadcast graphics solution designed specifically for American football. Virtual 1st provides animated virtual first-down and line-of-scrimmage graphics to enhance the real-time action ...

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Sonzero Films Boosts Production Power through Strategic Link with Hollywood’s Siren Studios

LOS ANGELES— Sonzero Films, the production company of award-winning advertising director Jim Sonzero, has found a new home at Siren Studios, Hollywood. The company’s new digs include contemporary office space on the Siren campus, and ready access to the studio’s expansive shooting space, production resources and other amenities. Siren features eight shooting stages on a secure lot that are particularly ...

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Accomplice Media’s Eva Michon Explores the Beauty of Personal Time in “Cancelled”

Young director’s second fashion video for Ace&Jig featured in’s Fashion Week. Los Angeles—In Cancelled, a short film directed by Eva Michon for the fashion brand Ace&Jig, a young model arrives in L.A. to learn that the video she was supposed to shoot is not happening. So, she decides to spend some quality time…with herself. Set to a Canadian pop ...

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This Time It’s for Real! Riedel’s STX-200 Professional Skype Interface Helps Connect Fans to Real Madrid

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 30, 2015 — During a one-of-a-kind “digital sticker” initiative created to bring fans worldwide closer to their favorite team, Microsoft(R) and Real Madrid used the Riedel Communications STX-200 professional Skype(R) interface to facilitate a real-time Q&A session between Real Madrid fans and players. Licensed by Microsoft, the STX-200 is a stand-alone, broadcast-grade solution that leverages Skype ...

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KEO films Uses Forscene to Accelerate Remote Production Workflow for New Fact-Based Series

LONDON — April 29, 2015 — Forbidden, makers of market-leading professional video editing software Forscene, announced today that BAFTA, Royal Television Society, and Emmy Award-winning independent production company KEO films incorporated Forscene into the remote production workflow for “Bangkok Airport,” its latest factual program prepared for the BBC. Forscene not only served as a remote-viewing and “second edit” solution, but ...

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Quantum Recognized for Innovation in Workflow Storage and Management With Four NAB Awards

Q-Cloud Archive and StorNext Pro Solutions Earn Top Honors From Broadcast Beat, StudioDaily and TV Technology While Company Wins IABM Game Changer Award SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 29, 2015 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) reinforced its innovation leadership at the 2015 NAB Show, earning four prestigious awards for its workflow storage and management solutions. Broadcast Beat recognized the company’s ...

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Comigo Partners With Broadpeak to Enhance TV Viewing Experience for Multiscreen Video Services

Through the Integrated Solution, IPTV Operators Can Cost-Effectively Deliver Live Multiscreen Video, Increase Viewer Engagement, and Fuel New Revenue Opportunities RENNES, France and YARKONA, Israel — April 29, 2015 — Comigo, a provider of cutting-edge multiscreen TV platforms, and Broadpeak, a leading CDN technology provider, today announced an integrated solution that allows IPTV operators to deliver live TV services to ...

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VITEC’s MGW Ace Wins Big in Vegas

First and Only Portable HEVC Hardware Encoder Takes Home Best of Show and Editors’ Awards From 2015 NAB Show SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 29, 2015 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its MGW Ace portable HEVC encoding and streaming appliance captured three prestigious awards at the 2015 NAB Show. Two of ...

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The Blacklist Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor

Gear Helps Camera Department’s Smooth Production   NEW YORK (April 29, 2015) – Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC‘s hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location – including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York’s Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers ...

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Broadcast Solutions presents the complete family of Streamline OB Vans

Bingen (Germany), 29 April 2015 — Broadcast Solutions GmbH presents the newly completed Streamline family of OB Vans that includes five different versions. The Streamline product family consists of pre-engineered OB Vans that come in five different versions: 4 to 16 cameras. All Streamline OBs are pre-engineered and nearly “off-the-shelf” OB Vans that can be delivered within a short period ...

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Q&A with Paul Babb, President/CEO of MAXON US

Q: Tell us how you got involved in the animation industry and how has this shaped your view on promoting 3D tools to the creative community? PB: While attending graduate school at UCLA, I freelanced at many ad agencies. I worked as both a designer and copywriter. Upon graduation, I continued my freelance efforts while maintaining other pursuits. I believe ...

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Vidcheck Appoints Henry Keyser as Sales Manager

BRISTOL UK, 29 April 2015 – Vidcheck, the leading provider of software for automated quality control and correction of media files, announces that Henry Keyser has been promoted to the post of Sales Manager, UK/Eire, MEA and Asia-Pac and takes on responsibility for direct sales and indirect sales channels in those regions. Vidcheck CEO Thomas Dove said, “Henry has demonstrated ...

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Plura Monitors – See it to Believe it!

Plura Broadcast has made a name for itself in cutting-edge monitors. Monitors aren’t all they do however; a glance at their NAB booth #N2718 at the Las Vegas NAB show would have dispelled all notions of a one-trick pony (albeit an amazing high-quality trick). On display at the booth were such non-monitor items as: an app for MTDoE timers to ...

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Legendary Audio Engineers & Producers Develop Online Courses to Share Their Expertise with the Music World

Hal Leonard and METAlliance Form Partnership to Publish Online Educational Courses MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Hal Leonard Books, the leading publisher of books and digital content on the music business, audio technology, and related content, and the renowned METAlliance® group, an important alliance between six of the most iconic and prolific engineer/producers in the music business today, have partnered to develop a series of ...

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