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INDUSTRY LEADER CLEARVIEW INNOVATIONS DISPLAYS HIDDEN REFLECTIONS™ SERIES TV MIRRORS

ClearView Innovations, a leading provider of Mirror/TV technology, displays Hidden Reflections™ Series, its flagship line of Mirror/TVs. With a depth of only 1 inch that creates a true plug-and-play product. Hidden Reflections TV mirrors can be modified for any specific design requirement from 7” to 80” with a variety of sizes and shapes, including edge options such as framed, sandblasted, flat, rounded and beveled. Choose electronic options such as speakers, lighting, wall control, motion sensor, multi-screen, digital or analog clock. “The addition of a ClearView Hidden Reflections TV Mirror will instantly improve the status of any residential or commercial property,” ...

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Control4 Partners with Simply Reliable to Drive Revenue and Efficiency for C4 Integrators

Simply Reliable, the leader in cloud-based business process management, has partnered with Control4 to facilitate efficiencies and productivity for integrators. Using Simply Reliable’s software products, integrators are now able to more efficiently generate and share proposals, then collect deposits, create accurate installation drawings in minutes rather than days, generate fewer errors and benefit from time savings using the preordained job processes. Simply Reliable’s (SRi) smartOFFICE is tailored to the custom integration industry and offers simple proposal generation and approval with e-commerce for client payment collection, project management, logistic support and business intelligence to integrators.  Combined with designMACHINE, Control4 dealers using ...

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Rose Electronics Exhibits the VideoSplitter HDMI 4K60

The VideoSplitter HDMI 4K60 distributes a single HDMI 4K video source across multiple HDMI/DVI displays. The product is available in two, four, and eight port output models. These devices can be cascaded together for a greater number of output displays. This is a useful product for those who must quickly assemble a professional video display environment, such as exhibition demonstrations, training seminars, and meeting room presentations or anywhere one needs to distribute a 4K video signal across multiple monitors. The HDMI VideoSplitter 4K60 is compliant with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 / 1.4. Video bandwidth is 18GBps and supports compatibility ...

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IHSE Products at the Broadcast India 2018 Show

Draco vario Remote IP-CPU Extender IHSE will showcase its new Draco vario Remote IP-CPU extender module, an expansion of the company’s successful Draco vario series. This first-of-its-kind virtual KVM solution enables the integration of virtual servers into existing Draco tera KVM physical switch systems, creating a streamlined multitasking virtual environment where multiple operating systems and applications can be accessed directly from the physical consoles of the Draco KVM system. The IP-CPU extender module is particularly suited to control rooms with virtualized process automation, network operations centers that require real-time access to real and virtual target devices, and TV and film ...

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We Are Royale Adds Chad Howitt As Creative Director To Staff

Creative & digital agency We Are Royale (Royale) has welcomed Chad Howitt as Creative Director. Howitt, who brings a background in live-action production, VFX and design, will be based out of the agency’s Los Angeles office. “It’s not too often that you get to collaborate with some of the brightest creatives in the field, and it’s even rarer to have the opportunity for one of them to come on board as Creative Director,” says Brien Holman, We Are Royale Partner and Executive Creative Director. “Chad’s uncanny eye for design, married to his expertise in directing and CG production, will not only ...

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Timecode Systems Reveals UltraSync BLUE: A New Timecode-Over-Bluetooth Solution

UltraSync BLUE uses a new patented timing protocol from Timecode Systems to deliver unparalleled accuracy for the exchange of timecode over Bluetooth® WORCESTER, U.K. — Oct. 1, 2018 — Timecode Systems, a leading manufacturer of wireless sync technology, today introduced UltraSync BLUE. The first solution to use the company’s new patented timecode sync and control protocol, UltraSync BLUE transmits timecode to a recording device over Bluetooth® with sub-frame accuracy. UltraSync BLUE uses Bluetooth pairing to connect to a device. This enables timecode to be transmitted wirelessly from UltraSync BLUE directly into the media file of a connected device. “The beauty of this ...

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Argosy and OCC link up to provide practical fibre solutions

  Deployable, high-capacity fibre reels for outside broadcast and touring   [LONG CRENDON, UK, 1st October, 2018] – Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast and AV cables and infrastructure products, has signed a VAR agreement with OCC, the world-leading supplier of deployable, armoured fibre cable assemblies. OCC will supply bulk cable to Argosy, which has the facilities to add connectors and tailor cables to the specific requirements of broadcasters and touring show production companies.   OCC has been a leader in tactical fibre cables for more than 30 years, starting out as a supplier to the US military. The ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore Diversity in STEM Employment at October Meeting

LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will examine the entertainment industry’s need for greater diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, in Hollywood. “Studios, production companies, postproduction facilities, and other employers in the entertainment industry need talent trained in STEM disciplines,” said SMPTE Hollywood Section Manager Ramón Bretón, CTO at 3rd i Digital. “Skilled technologists are essential to fueling further advancements in motion picture and broadcast content creation, and research has demonstrated that, ...

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VFX Legion Marks 5th Anniversary With Signing of Senior Artists and Evolution of its Pipeline

VFX Legion, the LA studio specializing in providing episodic television shows and feature films with efficient, high quality end-to-end visual effects services, recently marked its fifth anniversary with the signing of senior talent and refinements to its next-generation infrastructure that continues to evolve the company’s technical landscape. The expansion and upgrades further increase the studio’s capacity to handle multiple projects with large shot counts, complex effects and challenging budgets, while consistently meeting tight deadlines. The Burbank-based studio centrally manages visual effects for asteadystream of television shows that currently includes, ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ ‘Madam Secretary,’ and ‘Legends of ...

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BeckTV Adds Further Depth and Resources to Its Engineering Team With Three New Hires

Matt Weiss, Nik Kumar, and Paul Nijak Bring Senior Engineering and Leadership Experience to New Roles With BeckTV AUSTIN, Texas — Sept. 27, 2018 — BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier broadcast systems integrators, has significantly extended its engineering resources through three new appointments. Matt Weiss has joined the company as senior engineer and vice president, Eastern region, while Nik Kumar and Paul Nijak have joined the company as senior engineers. “Matt is a well-known and highly respected professional within the broadcast industry,” said Fred Beck, principal and senior systems engineer at BeckTV. “His numerous contacts across the East ...

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Call for Television Entries Announced by The American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now taking submissions for the television competition of its 33rd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The event, which will also salute the organization’s 100th anniversary, takes place February 9, 2019, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, and winners will be announced in all categories. Three categories comprise the TV awards: Episode of a Television Series – Commercial (half hour and one hour) Episode of a Television Series – Non-Commercial (half hour and one hour) Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for TV The deadline to enter is ...

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Wisycom is at The Core of Soundfish’s RF System Workflow

In just a short time since its launch last year, production sound company Soundfish has made quite a name for itself in the Italian reality TV market. With credits that range from Italia’s Got Talent and The Apprentice to The Great Italian Bake Off and MasterChef Italy, the Soundfish team works on both studio and ENG programs, using a vast array of Wisycom professional RF solutions to achieve an ideal sound. Chosen by Soundfish’s trio of principals, Matteo Olivari, Giacomo Avanza and Daniele Turi, who each worked as freelancers for more than 15 years, Wisycom has been the company’s go-to ...

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Sigma Announces Its October Lens Workshops Lineup

Carefully curated along with Sigma nationwide dealers, these educational and inspirational events focus on teaching various genres of photography through lectures and practical photo walks and shoots, bringing the photo community closer together Ronkonkoma, NY – September 27, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Lens Workshops lineup for October, inviting photographers in New York, California, Virginia and Wisconsin to take advantage of versatile training, hands-on experience with Sigma lenses and networking opportunities available to them in their backyard. Sigma Lens Workshops October Lineup: Sports Photography ...

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China Central Television selects Nevion for new UHD/4K contribution

Oslo, Norway, 27 September 2018 – Nevion, the award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that China Central Television (CCTV), the largest  television broadcaster in China, has selected Nevion Virtuoso software-defined media nodes to provide a contribution solution for 4K Ultra HD signal transmission between studios.   CCTV wants to increase its use of UHD/4K, so it needed a solution that would enable it to transport these signals reliably and efficiently over its existing baseband (SDI) infrastructure initially, and over IP eventually. The new Nevion Virtuosos will be used to encode UHD/4K signals (4x3G-SDI) to fit on bandwidth ...

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Klover Products Even the Audio Playing Field

TORONTO, CANADA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – As a nearly 30-year veteran in the sports audio arena, Steve Koubridis knows a thing or two about quality, high-performance products. When he discovered the Klover MiK™ from Klover Products™, designer and manufacturer of live sports audio and video production equipment, he jumped at the opportunity to use the parabolic microphone dish. Today, he owns two 26-inch models and two nine-inch versions, to capture on-field audio from a targeted area during live broadcasts of professional football, baseball, soccer and hockey games. For Koubridis, and many of his colleagues in the industry, the Klover MiK ...

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Rock Salt Media Adopts flowtech100, World’s Fastest Tripod, for Emmy-Winning Program

Renowned Hawaiian Production Company Applauds Tripod’s Fast, Easy Setup, Durability, and Stability for Heavier Payloads BURY ST EDMUNDS, U.K. — Sept. 27, 2018 — Rock Salt Media, with roots as Hawaii’s first-ever woman- and minority-owned production company, has adopted the all-new flowtech100 carbon-fibre tripod for use on the popular “Family Ingredients” lifestyle program. “Family Ingredients,” which garnered an Emmy Award for its producers, showcases the many cultures that have shaped the Hawaiian Islands and is also the first-ever Hawaii-produced program to be shown on PBS stations throughout the U.S. The flowtech100 tripod was recently tested by Rock Salt Media Co-Owner ...

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SMPTE at NAB Show New York

Top Tech Session: The State of UHD and HDR: Five Things Everyone Should Know At the NAB Show New York, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 2:45 p.m., SMPTE’s Director of Standards Development, Thomas Bause Mason, will present on UHD and HDR content. UHD and HDR are appearing all over the big-box stores that sell televisions. The 4K UHD sets are taking up more and more shelf space every day. What about the content, though? What about the professional media creation facilities and distribution? Join Bause Mason as he answers these questions and explains the five things that everyone should know ...

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SuiteLife Systems and Mediaproxy Partner to Deliver Advanced Transmission Monitoring

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, has announced a new partnership with SuiteLife Systems, the advanced Manage, Monitoring and Control solutions provider based in Los Angeles, CA. The bi-directional integration enhances the monitoring confidence levels of enterprise scale content management. Mediaproxy develops compliance recording systems for broadcasters worldwide. Its premier technology, LogServer, provides real-time compliance monitoring, reporting, and incident management of multiple channels by uniting access to all broadcast sources via IP. Once logged and stored in a proxy format, content can be retrieved for reconciliation using the intuitive HTML5-based Mediaproxy LogPlayer. The integration of LogServer, with ...

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