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Blackmagic Design Releases Exciting New Software Update to Support Adobe Creative Suite 4

By PVC News Staff | March 06, 2009

New software update is available now for all Blackmagic Design video capture cards.

San Jose, California, USA - March 5, 2009 - Today, Blackmagic Design Inc. released a new Windows™ based software update of its full range of video editing products, including all Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity models. This new Blackmagic Design version 7.0 software update adds support for Adobe Creative Suite™ 4. This is a major software update, and is available today from the Blackmagic Design web site at no charge. Read More

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OConnor Updates a Classic Favorite

By PVC News Staff | March 04, 2009

OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, announces an upgrade to its workhorse Ultimate 2575 Fluid Head, the new "D" model. Improvements include ergonomic changes to controls and more pan bar mounting points. The 2575D retains the counterbalance specifications and other characteristics that contributed to the popularity of its predecessor, the "C". Read More

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Deliver Hi-Def A/V Anywhere with One Fiber Cable

By PVC News Staff | March 04, 2009

CHATSWORTH, CA - Gefen's new HDMI v1.3 Fiber Extender supplies an innovative and efficient new technology so you can extend your HDMI v1.3 display up to 330 meters (about 1000-feet) in distance. The system uses six lasers to serialize the HDMI v1.3 signal, delivering 1080p full HD with TMDS and HDCP compliance for today's most dependable signal transmission. Read More

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Celtx 2.0—Feature-rich, better performing and free.

By PVC News Staff | March 04, 2009

Celtx Studios -- Powerful new way to store, manage and collaborate on projects.In free beta until March 24. Visit: https://studio.celtx.com Read More

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Avid Delivers Native XDCAM Support and Industry First Stereoscopic 3D Capabilities

By PVC News Staff | March 03, 2009

Customers to benefit from creative editorial enhancements, a more open Avid architecture and streamlined HD workflows

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 2, 2009 - Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has addressed customer requests for native support of the Sony XDCAM format, a ground breaking 3D Stereoscopic workflow and the "death of the dongle," with the release of Avid® Media Composer® (v3.5), Symphony™ (v 3.5) and NewsCutter® (v 7.5) software. In addition to an innovative new architecture designed to make these Avid solutions more open, the latest version of the software delivers a variety of new features that enable customers to take advantage of: Read More

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New Petrol Ditty Bag Holds Accessories

By PVC News Staff | March 03, 2009

Petrol, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the Ditty Bag. This handy lightweight carrier is the ideal way to keep essential tools and accessories well organized and close at hand during production. Read More

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I-Movix Launches SprintCam® V3 HD Broadcast-Integrated HD Ultra-Slow-Motion Solution

By PVC News Staff | March 03, 2009

MONS, Belgium - March 2, 2009 - I-Movix today announced the launch of the new SprintCam® V3 HD, the first broadcast-integrated, native HD, ultra-slow-motion solution offering frame rates of 500 to 1,000 fps with instant replay. Producing slow-motion output equivalent to 20 to 40 times slower than normal speed, SprintCam V3 HD is the most advanced HD system available with full broadcast integration. Read More

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DVEO Announces New Affordable Niche Products for NAB 2009

By PVC News Staff | February 26, 2009

New Solutions Include Latest Versions of DVEO Best Sellers NCoder HD™ and StreamValve™

San Diego, CA -- DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc., (CMI) will introduce a wide variety of cost-effective products at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, April 20-23, at Booth SU4908. Read More

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Matrox Axio LE Release 4.0 Now Shipping

By PVC News Staff | February 26, 2009

Realtime HD and SD Editing Platform Provides Support for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium and Windows Vista 64-bit OS

Montreal, Canada - February 24, 2009 - Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that software release 4.0 for the Matrox Axio™ LE realtime HD and SD editing platform is now available for download on the Matrox website. Release 4.0 supports Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4 software. In addition, it will make use of the expanded memory and storage management support in the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system to facilitate seamless creative workflow and efficient editing of long-form and multi-format HD projects. Read More

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Veescope Live provides professional, Real-Time Chroma Keying

By PVC News Staff | February 24, 2009

Los Gatos, CA - September 12, 2007 - Veescope Live provides real-time chroma keying, high and low video brightness Zebra patterns all being performed on your graphics card of your computer from a live video source.In addition, Veescope Live works with any Quicktime video input source, such as a DV firewire stream, or a high-definition capture card. In addition, Veescope Live can display a waveform or vector scope directly on top of the video. Read More

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Autodesk Introduces Softimage 7.5 Software

By PVC News Staff | February 24, 2009

Enhancements to the Software Help Artists Work More Efficiently

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 23, 2009-Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) haslaunched Autodesk Softimage 7.5 software for visual effects and gameproduction. With this release, Autodesk has renamed the SOFTIMAGE|XSIsoftware - acquired from Avid Technology, Inc. - Autodesk Softimage. The7.5 version offers timesaving new features, such as UV unfoldingtechnology, a multithreaded Syflex cloth simulator and an integrated mentalray 3.7+ renderer. Artists have used Softimage to create numerous movies,commercials and video games, including the Oscar-winning film "Happy Feet,"Coca Cola's "Heist" Super Bowl ad, and the "Fable II" video game. Read More

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HaiVision Joins Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program - New Module Controls hai1000™ TelePresenc

By PVC News Staff | February 24, 2009

Montreal - Feb. 23, 2009 - HaiVision Systems Inc., the world's leading vendor of performance H.264 network video codecs, today announced its membership in the Crestron® Electronics, Inc. Integrated Partner Program and the availability of new modules for simplified, hassle-free integration of HaiVision's hai1000™ / MAKO-HD multi-stream telepresence codec systems into Crestron's automation systems. The hai1000 is designed for telepresence-style communications as implemented within the world's leading boardroom environments, bringing together multi-site campuses for houses of worship, and delivering medical-grade video within hospitals. Read More

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X2O Media Offers Digital Signage Users a Wide Variety of Live Data Feeds With X2O’s New Data Service

By PVC News Staff | February 24, 2009

MONTREAL - Feb. 23, 2009 - X2O Media, a leading provider of digital signage technology, network management, and content services, introduces the X2O Data Service in its continued effort to provide customers with end-to-end digital signage solutions. The new service offering provides digital signage users with a wide variety of live feeds, including convenient bundles of the most popular data feeds, premium data feeds, and additional data content available a la carte. When used with X2O's Xpresenter platform, the real-time feeds automatically update displays, minimizing the effort and cost required to keep content fresh and relevant. The X2O Data Service launches at Digital Signage Expo 2009, booth 2223, Feb. 25-26 in Las Vegas. Read More

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Craft Animations Welcomes USC School of Cinematic Arts to New Academic Partner Program

By PVC News Staff | February 24, 2009

Educational Initiative Allows Select Universities to Enhance Curriculum with Craft's Innovative 3D Animation Toolset

Craft Animations™ AB, leading developer of professional real-time 3D animation technology, today announced its new Academic Partner Program, which offers leading colleges, universities and 3D animation schools subsidized access to Craft Director Tools™ . The company has additionally announced the University Of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts as the latest adopter of this new program, which helps to further establish the growing network of students who are skilled in new era animation technologies. Read More

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Modernizing a Classic Super8 Filming Tool

By PVC News Staff | February 21, 2009

Introducing the Max8 Professional for 6000 and 7000 Series Beaulieu

Max 8 7008 Pro8mm is now offering a full Max8 conversion of our 7000 & 6000 series Professional Super 8 Cameras. Revered as the quintessential Professional Super8 camera in the 1970's, 80's and 90's, our valued clients who own these gorgeous cameras will now have the opportunity to upgrade them to take advantage of modern Super8 in widescreen for HD filming and scanning. Read More

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Compix Media Gets HD Ready With New Line of Character Generators, Eases Migration to HD

By PVC News Staff | February 19, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - Feb. 17, 2009 - Compix Media, a leading developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs), today announced that it is expanding its HD product offerings with a powerful new line of single- and dual-channel HD-ready CGs. Leveraging the performance and quality of Compix Media's flagship resolution-independent software and SD-SDI hardware, the new HD-ready models provide the immediate SD functionality required by many digital broadcasters while supporting a smooth transition to HD. A simple keycode purchase is all that is required to upgrade the HD-ready systems from SD-SDI to HD. Read More

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ATTO Technology Releases the Fastest 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Adapters on the Market

By PVC News Staff | February 19, 2009

Unique Design Provides the Power of Two Independent Host Adapters

Amherst, NY (February 18, 2009) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the release of the industry's first 16-port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Adapters, the ExpressSAS H60F and H6F0, as well as the release of the 4-internal/4-external port ExpressSAS H644, to its existing family of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host adapters. Now available for OEMs, the H60F, H6F0 and H644 deliver throughput of up to 600MB/s per port with the flexibility to connect to SAS, SAS2.0, SATA and SATA II devices. Read More

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Zaxcom Introduces New Wireless Recording System

By PVC News Staff | February 18, 2009

POMPTON PLAINS, N.J. - Feb. 17, 2009 - Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today enhanced its wireless microphone product line with the introduction of the environmentally friendly TRX992, a boom pole unit that performs the functions of an audio transmitter, monitor return receiver, backup recorder, and phantom power supply - all within one compact wireless system. The TRX992 is a 100 percent digital transmission system optimized for boom mic operators working on motion picture and television productions. Read More

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Matrox Announces Rackmount Version of Popular Matrox MXO2 I/O Device for the Mac

By PVC News Staff | February 18, 2009

London - February 16, 2009 - Matrox® Video Products Group today announced Matrox MXO2 Rack, a new version of the award-winning Matrox MXO2 I/O device for the Mac. The 2RU-sized Matrox MXO2 Rack is designed for broadcast news operations, OB vans, and other environments where equipment must be rackmounted. It streamlines editing workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio on Mac Pros and MacBook Pros, providing broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion. Users can benefit from file-based workflows with support for XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, and P2 without transcoding. In addition, they are not limited to using a single codec as with some other I/O devices on the market. In HD for example, Matrox MXO2 Rack supports a variety of codecs including ProRes, ProRes422 HQ, DVCPRO HD, and uncompressed 8- and 10-bit. Read More

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eCinema introduces the PRO-2310 - a true 10-bit Grade 1 monitor under $8K US.

By PVC News Staff | February 18, 2009

Show your true colors

The PRO-2310 utilizes advanced 120Hz 10 bit LCD technology and our exclusive PureStream™ Image Processor to accurately display over 1 billion colors per pixel. Read More

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