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Crew Boston Lights ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Field Segments with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

Posted by on 12/18/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

LOS ANGELES –  In the field, there are few “normal” lighting setups – the only constants for the EFP crew of Antiques Roadshow, the popular PBS series produced by member station WGBH in Boston, are different locations and tight shooting schedules. Between May and August, the Antiques Roadshow crew shot in eight different cities across the country for the show’s 19th season, which will begin airing in January 2015. Each episode features a field segment with host Mark L. Walberg, who visits a site in the event city with one of the show’s appraisers to learn about specific items. For the season, that amounts to 24 different locations, each one a new lighting challenge that requires a highly flexible and mobile lighting...

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KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production in Two Cities with Broadcast Pix

Posted by on 12/16/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Billerica, Massachusetts –  KAZT-TV, an independent station serving Arizona’s Phoenix/Prescott market (DMA #11), produces The Morning Scramble, a unique live morning show that produces the first 30 minutes from its Phoenix studio and the last 30 minutes from its Prescott location. In October, the station upgraded both of its facilities to HD production, and anchored both control rooms with Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ X integrated production switchers. While KAZT had upgraded its master control to HD in 2008, its studios were still producing programming in SD. While planning a move to HD production, station personnel discovered Broadcast Pix at the NAB Show. “The time was right to go HD,” said Brian Cisek, production manager,...

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Broadcast Pix Offers Trade-In Promotion for Slate Systems

Posted by on 12/11/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ has announced its Slate Upgrade Promotion, which allows current customers to trade in an existing Slate™ integrated production switcher for a new Granite™ or Mica™ system. The new systems offer a number of improvements over Slate, including native HD production, dual-channel clip servers that hold up to 180 hours of graphics and animations, and expanded production toolsets. “Since 2006, Slate has been a solid integrated production switcher for thousands of video professionals around the world,” said Steve Ellis, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “This trade-in promotion provides those customers with an easy upgrade path to native HD production and enhanced workflow tools – and they can save...

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Portland Community Media Upgrades Field Cameras with Advanced Broadcast Solutions

Posted by on 12/09/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced Portland Community Media (PCM), the government and public access provider that produces local programming for six channels for Portland, Ore., has purchased almost 30 JVC ProHD cameras through ABS to upgrade its stock of field cameras for its community producers. According to Bea Coulter, PCM director of operations, the station makes an effort to refresh its production equipment every five years. The 22 GY-HM600 ProHD handheld camcorders and nine GY-HM850 shoulder-mount camcorders are replacing JVC GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 cameras that were purchased in 2009. PCM deployed the GY-HM600s in November and will deploy the...

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WorldStage to Produce Live Events with FOR-A Portable Video Switcher

Posted by on 12/09/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Cypress, CA – New York City-based company WorldStage, a leading technical staging provider in the live event and entertainment technology field, recently selected a FOR-A HVS-100 portable video switcher for live video production of events ranging from corporate meetings to fashion show productions. WorldStage serves clients in the broadcast, arts, theater, non-profit, technology and corporate industries. WorldStage purchased the switcher as part of its overall initiative to build a compact and flexible video production system that optimizes the company’s performance at the many Manhattan area venues it travels to throughout the year. WorldStage already owns two FOR-A HVS-300 video switchers, and found that operators were able to...

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Token Creek Sees ‘Marked Improvement’ in Image Quality with Addition of Three FUJINON Wide-Angles and Four Zooms

Posted by on 12/08/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Wayne, N.J. – Madison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to complement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League (NFL) home games, National Basketball Association (NBA) play and PAC12 college football. “Since making the switch recently to the new FUJINON lenses, we’ve noticed a marked improvement in the quality of the images coming from our cameras,” said company president John Salzwedel. “The 99x gives our customers that unique combination of the distance and width they need. And the HA18x zoom covers the entire frame so beautifully....

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JVC Launches New BLU-Escent™ Laser Hybrid Projector Line

Posted by on 12/03/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Long Beach, CA – JVC Visual Systems Division is introducing its new BLU-Escent™ laser hybrid illumination projector technology at I/ITSEC 2014, the leading event for training and simulation, this week in Orlando, Fla. The company is displaying its new DLA-VS2500ZG and DLA-VS2300ZG projectors, which have been optimized to meet the stringent requirements for simulation and visualization applications. Projectors used in simulation operate for long periods, so there is a desire to move away from lamp-based projection to solid state illumination. Projectors using LED light sources are in the market, but they have typically sacrificed contrast and scene quality. The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 represent the first three-chip laser hybrid...

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FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher & Signal Processing Technology at GV Expo 2014

Posted by on 12/01/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Cypress, CA – At this week’s Government Video Expo, held December 3-4 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., FOR-A America will display several of its popular video switcher and signal processing equipment. The company will exhibit within the Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) booth, #401. “GV Expo is a highly targeted, important show for FOR-A,” said Jay Shinn, Vice President of FOR-A America. “It brings together video production, broadcast, digital media and government video specialists in one compact, two-day conference. It’s an opportunity for us to show how our technology specifically benefits this particular user group. It has always been a very successful show for us in terms of talking...

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Advanced Systems Group Adds Ed Chen to Sales Staff

Posted by on 11/25/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Ed Chen has joined the company’s sales staff, effective Oct. 27. He is focused on storage, archive, asset management, and networking solutions. Chen, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, has more than 25 years of technology sales experience. He began his career at Bell Labs, and has worked as a systems engineer and managed engineering teams for several companies. Chen spent almost a decade as regional sales manager and director of field systems engineering at QLogic. Most recently, he was the regional sales manager for Nexsan Technology, an Imation company. “Ed has a proven...

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Zylight Debuts Long Throw Black Light Version of F8 LED Fresnel at LDI 2014

Posted by on 11/24/2014 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

LOS ANGELES –  Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will unveil the F8-B, a black light version of its popular LED Fresnel, at Live Design International (LDI) 2014, which runs Nov. 21-23 in Las Vegas, Nev. The new light, which offers a continuously adjustable beam angle (16-70 degrees), will be demonstrated in the USHIO America booth (1451) during the show. The F8-B features a proprietary ultraviolet chip for true black light applications, such as specialized lighting requirements for amusements park attractions or theatrical productions. It provides four times the fluorescent brightness of a traditional 400-watt Fresnel black light at the same distance, but only draws about one quarter of the...

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