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Sarasota PEG Upgrades With Broadcast Pix

Posted by on 07/29/2014 in Client News, Media | 0 comments

The following article was published on TV Technology. The original text can be viewed here. SARASOTA, FLA.—Access Sarasota is a government-access channel that’s shared between Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota. It’s available locally via cable and we also provide live and on-demand coverage of city commission meetings on the city’s website. We upgraded our system with an SVideo infrastructure in 2000 and a couple of years ago found ourselves with the difficult challenge of repairing and replacing analog equipment that was now obsolete. This led to our decision to do a rebuild that incorporated HD production and allowed us to incorporate a digital workflow. The upgrade was completed earlier this year and included replacement...

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‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

Posted by on 07/28/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES  – It never fails. There you are, waiting to shoot a gondola scene in Venice, Italy, but the gondolier is unable to dock at your predetermined – at pre-lit – location. What do you do? If you are the co-director of photography for ABC’s popular reality program, The Bachelorette, you grab a Zylight F8 LED Fresnel and get the shot. “I needed another moonlight source from a balcony to accommodate the new landing point,” recalled Andre Martinez, who has worked on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for several seasons. “Running another cable and ballast to set an HMI would have taken a fair amount of time. In less than five minutes, my gaffer had a battery-powered F8 in place and we were ready to...

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FOR-A Switcher Meets Growing Technical Demands for First Baptist Church Oviedo

Posted by on 07/22/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Cypress, CA – Established in the 1800s, First Baptist Oviedo is a longstanding Florida-based house of worship that has drastically altered its use of technology in recent years. In 2009, First Baptist Oviedo built a 2,700-seat worship center. Since that time, the church has delivered its message to a wider audience through live streaming, sermon archiving, and the production of podcasts on its website, as well as through its weekly shows on local television. Recently, the church was in the market for a new video switcher to help run its productions more efficiently. Orlando-based video equipment specialist Encore Broadcast recommended the house of worship look at FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video switcher. Pleased with what they saw, the church...

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Digital Electronics Push Optical Physics

Posted by on 07/18/2014 in Client News, Media | 0 comments

The following article was published on TV Technology. The original article can be accessed here. What makes lenses for HD unique This Canon ENG lens cross-section reveals the many elements of broadcast zoom lenses.   ALEXANDRIA, VA.—One of today’s truest tests of leading-edge optical glass technology is high resolution digital imaging. Broadcast zoom lenses are a complicated system of precision lens elements and related mechanics that HD made critical. NTSC resolution and CRTs were good at masking minor optical aberrations. HD, UHD and better remove masks and continually raise the optical quality bar for lens manufacturers. A viewing market of highly accurate large digital displays raises the end-to-end ante. A once-...

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Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales Manager

Posted by on 07/16/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today Gregory Bedross, CTS, has joined the company as the New York regional sales manager, effective July 15. He will work directly with Broadcast Pix co-founder Russell Whittaker to expand sales in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. A New York native, Bedross has more than 25 years of sales experience in the AV and broadcast industries, most recently with Datavideo. One of his first sales positions was at Sony, where he assisted with the NFL conversion from film to tape. He has worked for a number of companies, including Philips Broadcast, Drake Automation, Sigma Electronics and Sierra Video. More recently, he held regional sales manager positions with...

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Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production Workflow

Posted by on 07/16/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Billerica, Massachusetts –  Broadcast Pix™ announced today that its integrated production switchers are being used with the new Video Call Center (VCC) automated production solution to bring the caller-based talk radio show format to television. By utilizing Broadcast Pix’s application programming interface (API) and file-based macros, the VCC system essentially creates a video-driven version of talk radio using Web-based video sources. Inventor Tom Wolzien company received a patent for VCC on July 1. A 45-year television veteran, Wolzien serves as a consultant for large media organizations through his company, Wolzien LCC, and is the lead independent director forTiVo, Inc. Since last year, Wolzien and his team have been testing...

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DoD Extends JITC Certification to Include PESA Video Distribution System (VDS) Product Upgrades

Posted by on 07/15/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, today announced the U.S. Department of Defense has approved upgrades to its Video Distribution System (VDS), which includes several products in its Cheetah large-scale digital router product line. After initially receiving certification in January 2013, the company submitted a number of software and firmware updates for evaluation and testing. The most significant upgrade is the new series of Vidblox 2K DVI dual linkextenders, which transport video resolutions up to 2560×1600@60Hz over coax and/or fiber. “Vidblox 2K provides an inexpensive multi-path solution for distributing ultra high-resolution graphics over...

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FOR-A Switcher Use Expands with Growth of Colorado Church

Posted by on 07/15/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Cypress, CA – Colorado-based Flatirons Community Church first began working with FOR-A switchers in 2011, when the house of worship purchased an HVS-350HS 1.5 M/E unit for its main campus in the town of Lafayette. Upon the recent opening of its West Campus in Genesee to support the ministry’s continuing growth, the church was in the market for a new video switcher. Having been so pleased with its FOR-A switcher, Flatirons Community Church had no doubts about staying within the FOR-A family for its new unit. The church purchased an HVS-390HS 2 M/E switcher for its main campus, and moved its HVS-350HS switcher to its new satellite campus earlier this year. “Both of our campuses operate in a visually dynamic multi screen environment,...

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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes Dan McNamara to Lead Company Operations

Posted by on 07/15/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Dan McNamara joined the company’s senior management team in April. He is responsible for streamlining processes and coordinating all aspects of ASG operations. McNamara has spent almost 30 years in the industry in a variety of technical and management roles. Most recently, as head of production for Tippett Studio in Berkeley, Calif., he improved operating efficiencies and managed infrastructure upgrades. He has also served as president of The Orphanage, a San Francisco-based VFX and animation studio, director of engineering for iBeam Broadcasting, and director of film and editorial services at Industrial Light...

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Latest Version of Digital Nirvana’s Powerful Broadcast Monitoring System Now Available

Posted by on 07/14/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

SmartSearch, SmartAlerts, Variable Speed Playback, and Intuitive GUI Set it Apart from Other Monitoring Systems Fremont, CA – Digital Nirvana announces shipment of Monitor IQ 4.0, the latest version of its broadcast monitoring software. Monitor IQ is an in-house logging and compliance monitoring solution for traditional broadcasting media. Version 4.0 made its debut at the NAB convention this past April in Las Vegas. It is available for download and will ship on new units as of July 15, 2014. New features within Version 4.0 include: SmartSearch, SmartAlerts, transport stream recording, variable speed speed playback, enhanced editing, and animproved, easy-to-use user interface. “With these new features, we’ve solidified Monitor...

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