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Phantom Workflow

While we’ve handed the buzzword crown this year to “3D,” let’s not forget about old friend “workflow.” Solutions and improvements abounded this year at NAB, and the Vision Research people are no exception. They are addressing the issue as it relates to their popular high-speed digital camera technology.

The guys at Vision Research showed me their new 10gigabit Ethernet Phantom CineStation—a docking station for its hot swappable CineMag memory magazines designed to speed up the transfer of data from the magazine to the people who need it—both the transfer and the download of the data. When you consider, according to Vision Research, that the Phantom HD system gobbles up about four megabytes of memory for each frame shot, just a few seconds of material can suck up internal camera memory quickly. more

MixBlog: They’ve Got Digital!

From Mix‘s Kevin Becka
The all-digital StudioComm 76DB/77B Surround Monitoring System from Studio Technologies offers simple and effective monitoring of 5.1 surround and stereo audio material. Comprised of a Model 76DB Central Controller and a Model 77B Control Console, this system is especially well suited for broadcast master control and post-production applications with digital-input loudspeakers. Continue reading at MixBlog.

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Broadcast Pix Goes Portable With Magic Wave Magma At NAB 2009

Press Release

The functionality of Broadcast Pix is going portable. Magic Wave Productions, a systems integrator and event video production company based in Pleasanton, Calif., has created the Magic Wave Magma, a portable unit powered by the Broadcast Pix Slate integrated production system. Magma is being demonstrated at the Broadcast Pix booth during the 2009 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth SU2617). Read on at The Briefing Room

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MixBlog: Dolby Pulse

From Mix‘s Kevin Becka
Dolby Pulse is the newest solution from Dolby for online, mobile, and broadcast markets. It lets broadcasters deliver stereo and 5.1-channel audio at the lowest bandwidth rates while maintaining high audio quality. Continue reading at MixBlog.

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Broadcast Engineering TV: Avid

be_avid_nab2009.jpgAvid Deko 5.2 enables users to easily import and play back a broader range of 3-D models and animations. Watch the video.

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Broadcast Engineering TV: Blackmagic Design

be_blackmagic_nab2009.jpgAt NAB 2009, Blackmagic Design introduced eight new OpenGear card-based converters that automatically switch between SD, HD, and 3G-SDI video formats. Watch the video.

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Broadcast Engineering TV: Vizrt Holographic Demo

be_vizrt_nab2009.jpgDuring an exclusive press-only event, Vizrt and Stats conduct a live demonstration of the holographic effect used during CNN’s presidential election coverage. Watch the video.

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3ality Digital Continues 3D Crusade

Reel-Exchange Community Manager Craig Erpelding talked with Angela Wilson Gyetvan of 3ality Digital about the company’s offerings featured at NAB 2009.

Glass Half Full

The most succinct spin I’ve heard over the last couple of days about how best to analyze the dichotomy between the clearly smaller flow of attendees to NAB this year and the show’s potential for productivity came late this morning from audio veteran Norman Levenstein, sales and product development director for Azden Corporation (manufacturer of wireless microphone technologies). Norman said there is no point in pretending numbers aren’t, or won’t be, down this year at NAB.

“However, the people who are here this year, want to be here, and that means they are more serious about business,” he pointed out. more

The Boss at Ross

Maybe it’s because he’s Canadian, but Dave Ross, CEO of Ottawa-based Ross Video, appears entirely immune from recession fear or NAB shrinkage concerns. In fact, his company’s busy booth (SU1807) is chock full of new product, expansion beyond the company’s core live broadcast production switchers, acquisition announcements, news of the hiring of additional sales staff, and, according to Ross, good profit estimates. He jokes that the company, started decades ago by his father, Canadian broadcast veteran John Ross, is “an overnight success after 35 years.”

But, more seriously, he suggests Ross has strategically tried to “grow ourselves out of the Recession,” and counsels that companies need to build “recession products before a recession hits—make a range of products, so that people will need something out of that range in both good times and lean times.” more


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