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Fast Forward Video Announces Rebate Program

By PVC News Staff | June 03, 2009

Substantial Savings Offered on Omega HD, Elite HD, and Omega SD DVRs and Upgrade Package for DigiDeck

Riding the wave of positive response it received at the 2009 NAB Show, Fast Forward Video (FFV) today announced a special rebate program. The program offers significant discounts on purchases of FFV's Omega HD, Omega SD, Elite HD, and DigiDeck digital video recorders (DVRs). Read More

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SONY UNVEILS NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSIONAL BLU-RAY ENCODING TECHNOLOGY

By PVC News Staff | June 03, 2009

Sony is expanding the capabilities of its professional Blu-ray Disc™ encoding technology, with the version 3.0 release of Blu-code (BAE-VX1000) multi-codec, HD video encoder software. Read More

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Gefen’s New Matrix Switcher for HDMI Offers Cross Point Integration of HD Sources and Displays

By PVC News Staff | June 03, 2009

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced today the release of its new matrix switcher, upgraded to handle the HDMI v1.3 format with cross-point capability. Read More

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New Century Accessories for Sony HVR-Z5U and HDR-FX1000

By PVC News Staff | June 02, 2009

Schneider Optics introduces Century HD accessories for the new HVR-Z5U and HDR-FX1000 camcorders. Many of the Century lens add-ons created for Sony's HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U are also a perfect match for the HVR-Z5U and HDR-FX1000. Read More

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K-Tek Introduces Kwiksock

By PVC News Staff | June 02, 2009

K-Tek introduces the Kwiksock. This fast and easy-to-use method of wind noise reduction is specifically designed for recording scenarios when it is not possible to carry or there is no time to locate a bulky, full-size windscreen. Read More

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VINTEN RADAMEC LAUNCHES NEW ROBOTIC AND MANUAL PEDESTAL AT NAB

By PVC News Staff | June 02, 2009

Vinten Radamec, a Vitec Group brand and global leader in camera automation, has taken stability and accuracy to a new level with its new Fusion FP188 Robotic and Manual Pedestal. Read More

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Matrox CompressHD H.264 Accelerator Card for the Mac Now Shipping

By PVC News Staff | June 02, 2009

Award-winning product offers faster than realtime high definition H.264 file creation for mobile devices, the web, and Blu-ray discs at a breakthrough price.Matrox Video Products Group today announced that Matrox CompressHD, the first implementation of Matrox MAX technology in an H.264 accelerator card for the Mac, is now shipping. Matrox MAX technology uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for mobile devices, the web and Blu-ray discs. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished with amazing speed and system resources are liberated for other tasks. Very affordably priced at just $495 US (?375, €449) not including local taxes, Matrox CompressHD works in systems with or without a video I/O device. Ease of use is ensured through direct integration with Apple Compressor on the Mac. As an added benefit, the Matrox MAX technology allows direct export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor. Read More

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Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug Now Available

By PVC News Staff | May 28, 2009

New 3D Objects, Real-Time Effects Browser Window, and Real-Time Chroma Key, Film Look, and Transition Effects

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug (BCC 6 FxPlug) for Apple Pro Video Applications is now available. Read More

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Music 2 Hues announces completion of their new website, adding WAV file music downloads and new CD t

By PVC News Staff | May 28, 2009

Music 2 Hues, a leading supplier of Production Music & Sound Effects to the, Film, Video, Animation, & Multimedia Industries has just completed a major renovation to their website adding over 2000 music WAV file tracks for instant online download. Read More

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MatchLens Now Available for iPhone!

By PVC News Staff | May 24, 2009

This calculator compu MatchLens tes the equivalent lens focal length to produce the same field of view between two cameras with different aperture/sensor sizes. It will do a "Match Lens" calculation, and produce the closest equivalent angle of view lens, in millimeters, for both vertical and horizontal frames, between the original camera's focal length and the current camera's focal length. Read More

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Matrox MXO2 Mini Now Shipping

By PVC News Staff | May 24, 2009

Affordable High Definition HDMI and Analog I/O Device for Mac and PC Available Worldwide

Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that Matrox MXO2™ Mini, a new version of the award-winning Matrox MXO2 I/O device is now shipping. Matrox MXO2 Mini can be used with Mac and PC laptop and desktop systems and popular applications including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop, and many more. It provides capture via HDMI, analog component, S-Video, and composite. Users can convert standard definition videos to high definition, or vice versa, while capturing or playing out, using Matrox MXO2 Mini's high-quality dedicated hardware scaler. Simultaneous playback of high definition and standard definition video is supported. In addition, Matrox MXO2 Mini turns an inexpensive HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor thanks to Matrox's unique color calibration tool. This product also makes it easy to edit AVCHD footage by capturing into an edit-friendly compressed or uncompressed format. Read More

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Artbeats’ Birth of a Baby Provides In-depth Look at Real-life Birthing Process

By PVC News Staff | May 24, 2009

Rare Royalty-free Stock Footage Collection Offers Live Birth Footage from the Doctor's Point-of-view; Available in HD and SD

A truly unparalleled moment in time, the arrival of a newborn is also one of the most difficult events to effectively document on film. Artbeats' newest royalty-free stock footage collection, Birth of a Baby, conquers that challenge and provides an exceptional and uncensored look inside the real-life human birthing process. Read More

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Sony Creative Software Includes ShuttlePRO and ShuttleXpress Settings with Vegas Pro 9

By PVC News Staff | May 24, 2009

New Settings for Professional Video, Audio, and Blu-ray Disc Creation

Contour Design, a market leader in audio/video editing devices, today announced that updated ShuttlePRO V.2, ShuttlePRO, and ShuttleXpress settings are included with Sony Creative Software's Vegas Pro 9 release. Read More

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Gefen Offers One to Many Wireless Transmission

By PVC News Staff | May 16, 2009

The GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 5Ghz Extender Delivers Any Hi-Def Source to One or More Displays with No Cables Required, Perfect for Both Residential and Commercial Installations Read More

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CrumplePop Releases Freemeo - Free HD Hipster Effects for Final Cut Pro

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2009

CrumplePop has announced Freemeo, a stylish HD titleeffects package for Final Cut Pro. Freemeo can be downloaded for freeon the CrumplePop web site. With Freemeo, you can instantly createbright pink, yellow, blue, and white titles and lower thirds withoutleaving Final Cut Pro. Read More

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Ikan announces the “Wish I Had an Ikan” Short Film Competition

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2009

The Ikan Corporation (Ikan) is proud to announce the launch of the brand-new "Wish I Had an Ikan" short film competition. Through this new contest, Ikan will award almost $5,000 in cash and prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for their original short films featuring the Ikan name or product line. Read More

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Frame Lock Feature added to CORIO®2 Units from TV One

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2009

TV One has further advanced their exclusive CORIO®2 Technology with the addition of the new frame lock feature, a useful tool that could aid in the synchronizing of an HD-SDI output to a composite video source, or for scaling one resolution to another while avoiding any potential frame-rate conversion artefacts. In addition to being available on all new C2-2000A Series of Video Switcher/Scalers, frame lock capability can also be added to existing units in the field by performing a free firmware upgrade from the TV One website. Read More

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New CompactCG From Compix Provides Full Branding Functionality in Portable, Cost-Effective CG System

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2009

Compact, Competitively Priced CG System Brings Rich Functionality and Feature Set to Space-Constrained Broadcast and Production

Compix, a leading developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs) for the broadcast and related markets, today launched the CompactCG, a portable CG that offers the specs and rich feature set of a full-size system in a rugged 1-RU chassis. Purpose-built for mobile broadcast and OB vans, flypack systems, multivenue use, and other space-constrained applications, the CompactCG is an affordable stand-alone system that leverages the power of Compix's industry-leading CG systems. Read More

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REVAMPED EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON VISUAL MEDIA PRODUCTION (CVMP) CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2009

CVMP, the European Conference on Visual Media Production (www.cvmp-conference.org), is now announcing its call for submissions. The conference takes place on 12th and 13th November 2009 at the BFI Southbank, London. Now in the sixth year of CVMP, a new management team is injecting fresh momentum to this unique event, which brings together practitioners in media production from the film, broadcast and games industries with leading academics and researchers in imaging and graphics. The two-day conference will provide a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge between researchers and media industry specialists working at the cutting-edge of visual media production and delivery. Read More

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