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Digital Rapids Advances Digital Content Distribution with C2 and MediaMesh RX

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

New solutions streamline delivery of media files between content owners, collaborators, distributors and affiliates

Digital Rapids today raised the bar for ease and efficiency in the digital distribution of media content, unveiling two new solutions for the delivery of media and data files between content owners, creators, collaborators, and distribution partners. New features in the Digital Rapids C2 data delivery software include support for unicast, multicast and hybrid distribution models, and a flexible architecture supporting dynamic deployments with exceptional cost-effectiveness. The new MediaMesh RX appliance, introduced today as a technology preview, receives and repurposes media and associated data from centralized distribution sources, forming the ideal endpoint for syndicated delivery of ad spots through long-form content to broadcast affiliates and distribution partners. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic UltraScope Waveform Monitoring

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced Blackmagic UltraScope, the world's first PC based waveform monitor with features designed for creative professionals that includes both SDI and optical fiber SDI inputs for only US$695. Read More

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Digital Rapids Takes Live Streaming Higher at NAB with HD, Enhanced Management, Portability and More

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Digital Rapids -- the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences -- is taking live streaming to new heights, with new products and enhancements across their entire range of live stream encoding and management systems. Live streaming solutions being unveiled today at the NAB Show in Las Vegas include high definition models in the StreamZ Live family of encoders, a new version of the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, and the NAB debut of the award-winning TouchStream portable streaming appliance. Digital Rapids also announced plans to incorporate support for Microsoft's Smooth Streaming technology in upcoming product versions. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Audio Mini Converters

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced two new audio Mini Converters with innovative features and technologies

Mini Converter SDI to Audio de-embeds audio from the SDI input out to either 4 channels of balanced analog audio or 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio. Audio can be switched between analog and digital audio. SDI input video features a loop-thru output for connection to other SDI devices. Read More

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LaCie Introduces Three High-Performance, Economic Storage Combinations for Video Professionals

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Today LaCie announced three new product combinations for professionals who expect fast, high capacity and reliable storage solutions to enhance their workflow. Leveraging the quality and reputation of the award-winning LaCie 4big Quadra-which is recognized for its high capacity, speeds, data protection, and design-LaCie premieres the 4big Quadra Bundle, which boasts huge capacities up to 32TB and fast transfer speeds up to 700MB/s. LaCie also announced today a new 8TB model of the 4big Quadra, an integral part of the 32TB LaCie 4big Quadra Bundle. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Optical Fiber

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

DeckLink Optical Fiber will be on display at NAB 2009 at the Blackmagic Design booth SL10820

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced DeckLink Optical Fiber, a new model of capture card which combines highest quality 10 bit SD/HD-SDI capture and playback with built in optical fiber SDI at an unprecedented low cost of only US$495. Read More

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Thales Angenieux Offers High Performance Lenses With Added Value For Today’s Digital Era

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

NAB 2009 Exhibit Features Lenses From Academy Award® Winning Design Team

Thales Angenieux is exhibiting a full line of broadcast, film and video lenses at this year's NAB, including the most recent additions from the company's Academy Award winning design team. Featured at this year's display is the Optimo DP 16-42mm Rouge wide angle large format digital zoom lens which complements the company's highly acclaimed Optimo DP 30-80mm Rouge lens. Also highlighted are the 19 x 7.3 AIF Series General Purpose ENG/EFP Lenses and the Digital 26 x 7.8 AIF Series Tele Super Zoom ENG/EFP Lenses. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced new software for its popular Mini Converters.

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

The new Converter Utility 1.0 software includes Converter Utility for Windows and Mac OS X platforms and new firmware with increased features for current Mini Converter models. Read More

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Thales Angenieux’s Enhanced 26X HD Lens Combines Precision Optics with Extended Focal Range

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Thales Angenieux is featuring its versatile Digital 26 x 7.8 AIF High Definition (HD) and High Resolution (HR) Series Tele Super Zoom ENG/EFP Lenses. With an extended focal range, the lightweight, compact lens is ideal for broadcast news and sporting event applications. Read More

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Autodesk Announces the Launch of Flare and the Debut of New Versions of its Visual Effects Systems

By Scott Gentry | April 21, 2009

NAB 2009: Autodesk to Show New Versions of Visual Effects Systems for Film and TV and to Launch Flare - Hot Addition to the Product Line-up Flame, Inferno and Flare Focus on Creativity, Productivity and Rapid RED Workflow Read More

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Blackmagic Design announces its products are now 3 Gb/s SDI ready

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

vBlackmagic Design Inc. today announced that every product the company manufacturers for the high end post production and broadcast industry now includes 3 Gb/s SDI. Blackmagic Design's entire range of 3 Gb/s SDI products will be on display at NAB 2009 at the Blackmagic Design booth SL10820. Read More

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Thales Angenieux 19 x 7.3 Lens Series Delivers Optimum Flexibility And Performance Advantages

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Thales Angenieux has made it more opportune for industry professionals to make the move to HD production with the performance and convenience of their 19 x 7.3 AIF General Purpose ENG/EFP Lenses. Designed with an improved focal range to get closer to the action in the field, the lenses are available in HD and an economically priced HD-E version, as well as an SD version. Read More

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AUDIO-TECHNICA EXHIBITS AT2035 AND AT2050 LARGE-DIAPHRAGM SIDE-ADDRESS MICROPHONES

By Scott Gentry | April 21, 2009

NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 20, 2009 - Audio-Technica, a longstanding leader in transducer technology, exhibits its AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and AT2050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone at NAB2009. These large-diaphragm side-address mics join the acclaimed AT2020, AT2010, AT2041SP and AT2020 USB as members of Audio-Technica's expanding 20 Series, known for its outstanding performance and versatility. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces Major Software Update for Videohub Routers

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced a major software update for all Videohub routers. Videohub 4.0 adds support for a revolutionary "button view" control screen that is designed to be easy to use on touch screen computers. Button view features an attractive design where users can choose from a number of icons of popular video equipment and the button layout is fully customizable. Read More

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NVIDIA BRINGS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED QUADRO FX 4800 TO MAC MARKET

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Advanced Graphics Capabilities Redefine Visual Quality and Application Performance for the Mac Community

NVIDIA today brings to Mac Pro users its award-winning NVIDIA®® Quadro®® FX 4800, the market's most advanced professional graphics card. Read More

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AUDIO-TECHNICA DISPLAYS BP4071, BP4071L AND BP4073 SHOTGUN MICROPHONES

By Scott Gentry | April 21, 2009

Specialized microphones are ideal for long-distance pickup

NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 20, 2009 - Audio-Technica displays three shotgun microphones: the BP4071, BP4071L and BP4073 Line + Gradient Condenser models. Designed for critical extended-range pickup in broadcasting, film/TV production and theater sound reinforcement applications, these high-performance mics offer extremely focused pickup throughout the entire frequency range. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Videohub Routers

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced 2 new models of their award winning Videohub routers. At NAB 2008, Blackmagic Design shocked the television industry with Broadcast Videohub, the world's largest affordable SDI router, featuring 72 x 144 SDI routing, 3 Gb/s SDI technology, and automatic SD/HD/2K switching. Now Blackmagic Design has extended the Videohub range with Enterprise Videohub, a massive 144 x 288 model, and Studio Videohub, a compact 16 x 32 model. Read More

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AUDIO-TECHNICA EXHIBITS ATH-M35 DYNAMIC STEREO MONITOR HEADPHONES

AUDIO-TECHNICA EXHIBITS ATH-M35 DYNAMIC STEREO MONITOR HEADPHONES

By Scott Gentry | April 21, 2009

Ideal for studio, field recording, broadcast and live sound use, the durable ATH-M35 professional monitor headphones

NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 20, 2009 - Audio-Technica displays the new ATH-M35 Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones. Employing the company's latest transducer technology, the ATH-M35's offer the highest level of sonic accuracy in a design engineered to provide maximum comfort for hours of listening. Key features include a foldable design for easy storage and a rugged storage pouch, enhancing the headphones' durability and lifespan. They are an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, from professional studio and home recording use to more portable situations such as live sound, broadcast audio-for-video and field recording. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces OpenGear Converters

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced support for the OpenGear standard for rack mount converters and processing products with the introduction of 8 new OpenGear converters. These converters are virtually identical to Blackmagic Design's popular Mini Converter range, and the new OpenGear Converter range include models for analog video, HDMI, audio and optical fiber to and from SDI. Read More

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Triveni Digital Joins Harris Corporation, LG Electronics, MobiTV®, and Roundbox™

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2009

To Provide Live Mobile Digital TV Demo at NAB

Triveni Digital today announced that it will join Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), LG Electronics Inc., Zenith Electronics, MobiTV® Inc., and Roundbox™ Inc. to provide a demonstration of ATSC Mobile TV, including single-frequency network (SFN) capabilities, at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters Show. Operating in conjunction with Harris encoding, muxing, SFN, and transmitter systems, the Triveni Digital GuideBuilder™ platform, equipped with a new mobile metadata software extension, will generate the metadata used by MobiTV to deliver its service over ATSC Mobile standard as part of a hybrid broadcast and unicast service. Roundbox will be contributing its A/153 Part 4 standards-based announcements, while LG will provide mobile DTV receivers based on the broadcast mobile DTV system co-developed by Harris, LG Electronics, and LG's U.S. R&D subsidiary Zenith Electronics. Read More

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