NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (OTCPINK: NTEK) announced the purchase of a collection of memorabilia, rare audio tapes, and videos from the estate of Sammy Davis, Jr. The collection contains over 2,500 videos, most of which were personally catalogued and labeled by Mr. Davis himself.Read more
Strengthens Over-the-Top (OTT) and TV Everywhere capabilities
Harris Broadcast, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-efficient services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE). The transaction, subject to customary approvals and closing conditions, is expected to close in January 2014.Read more
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
HyperDeck Studio customers can already record and playback in uncompressed, or compressed ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD formats. This new software update adds three additional Apple ProRes™ file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy) which provides customers with significantly reduced video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.
Launched in 2007, MNBC was Mongolia's first digital terrestrial TV network operator and is currently the market-leading terrestrial channel. By migrating to DVB-T2/MPEG-4, MNBC will now be able to broadcast up to 120 digital TV channels over five UHF transponders to maintain its number one position in the market and compete effectively with Mongolia's national satellite operator.Read more
Founded in 2007 by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Skip Margetts, Helimedia caters to the aerial filming needs of clients across Southern Africa working in live-event broadcast, film, television and advertising. To complete each aerial production, Helimedia’s two-man team counts on a strong pool of freelance talent and an arsenal of specialized filming equipment – including two AJA Ki Pro digital video recorders and a newly added AJA Ki Pro Quad supporting 4:4:4 HD/2K and UHD/4K workflows.Read more
NAB Show and the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) announced they will partner to produce the 2014 CABSAT Conference. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CABSAT is the region's leading annual event focusing on the broadcast, satellite and broader media industry. The two-day conference, to be held March 11-12, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center, attracts attendees from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) who are actively engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content.Read more
Mike was previously the Technical Manager at Technical Earth, where he managed the sales, installation and upgrades of recording facilities and venues and specialised in Avid Pro Tools systems. He also studied audio technology and acoustics at the University of Salford.Read more
Sales momentum for the Ovation product range has been building tremendously throughout 2013, with a clear increase in take up in prestigious theatres, shopping centres, airports, theme parks and other installed and live AV experiences around the globe. Ovation’s clear advantages over other traditional audio playback, routing, mixing/matrixing and interactive show control solutions are shining through and gaining high praise from users in these diverse fields. The flexibility of being able to use a software-only Ovation system for smaller productions or adding the highly innovative Horus RAVENNA Networked Audio Converter and MassCore DSP for larger scale AV experiences has proved to be exactly what the market demands. Stand 7-C180 at ISE 2014 will see new hardware and software developments that build on this success.Read more
Bad 1st Impression - Affordable Healthcare … Hi! I’m from the Government to Help You
Better than Paper – The healthcare industry has made tremendous strides in patient care and records management by riding themselves of paper records and doing more and more online and on device. The increased use of technology has helped control quality and cost, except when it comes to reporting patient services/care to the government.
I haven’t bothered to sit down and read the American affordable healthcare act that was passed a year ago, so that makes me about as qualified to talk about it as anyone in Congress (either side).
But in doing a little research, I’ve come to realize that:
- The American healthcare system just isn’t working for most folks
- The idea that you sign up or else (something like that) sorta’ bothers me
- Bureaucrats can’t develop a website to save their behinds
- To believe they can ensure data security defies logic
Globally, around 54.5 million people die each year because of disease or preventable healthcare issues.
One in eight of these deaths occur in children under the age of five.
At the same time, our worldwide population is over 7B and climbing.
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THE WORLD’S SHORTEST THROW LENS FOR SINGLE CHIP DLP PROJECTORS, THE
ET-DLE030 DETACHABLE LENS, ENABLES A NEW KIND OF ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTION FOR STAGING & PUBLIC DISPLAY
Until now, short throw and ultra-short throw projection has typically been limited to smaller, lower brightness, fixed lens projectors used in education seminar rooms and in corporate meeting room environments. Panasonic is about to change that with the arrival of the new ET-DLE030 short throw lenses for larger format single chip DLP projectors. With prototype models shown earlier this year at ISE 2013 and at Prolight + Sound shows, engineers in Panasonic R&D operations have since been finely crafting an impressive solution that vertically redirects light cast from projectors at a distance of just 370mm from the projector to produce a bright, perfectly symmetrical sided image directly above it. This is achieved by a cleverly designed mirror system and brings about new and exciting possibilities, unachievable with front projectors especially for applications in digital signage, retail, rental and staging.
The ET-DLE030 lens is the worlds first ultra-short throw lens for high brightness projectors integrating geometric adjustment. The lens is also the first exchangeable ultra-short throw system meaning that great flexibility is added to the latest range of Panasonic high brightness projectors. “We have also taken care to ensure backwards compatibility” explained Kulessa “even with 1 chip and 3 chip projectors, we make sure that they are compatible with whole lineup of lenses to give installers, integrators and end users the widest possible backwards compatibility and value”. “Since the first showing of the prototype models earlier this year there has been a lot of attention on this small but exciting solution for projection specialists’’ explained Kulessa.. Further information on the ET-DLE030 and other projection solutions is available on the Panasonic website business.panasonic.co.uk/visual-system/ET-DLE030
Ki Pro Quad 4K/QuadHD/2K/HD Solid State Recorder - Now Shipping
Get ready for 4K, Ki Pro Quad is a revolution in 4K production.
Ki Pro Quad enable a manageable 4K/Quad HD/2K/HD workflow with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of RAW data in a compact, solid state recording and playback package that easily mounts directly on a variety of cameras.
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is incredibly tiny. It's a true digital film camera with a Super 16 size 1080HD sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range. The images look virtually identical to their current camera!
It features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount so you can use low cost lenses, but also Super 16 cine lenses via an adapter. If you use a Super 16 cine lens, combined with the Super 16 sensor size and the 13 stops of dynamic range, it's just like shooting to Super 16 film! Of course you can rig it up with large lenses so it's perfect for large jobs too!
They have worked incredibly hard to build the smallest camera design they could, while retaining the ability to comfortably use it hand held. It's an attractive design with built in stereo mic's, LANC, micro HDMI with overlays for monitoring, solid grip handle that holds a removable battery and built in recorder to SD cards. It records lossless CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ), so the image quality is amazing.
The small design lets this camera be used for all kinds of tasks a normal camera would be too large to handle. My feeling is a small camera can always be bigger, but a big camera can never be smaller. I think its going to be very exciting to see what kind of work is done with this camera.. For myself, it's nice to have a camera I can use personally for shooting my family, which gives a timeless film look.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will be shipping in July for $995.
AJA Video System announced immediate availability of its Ki Pro Quad, a new solid-state portable video recorder enabling true 4K camera-to-editorial workflows. Ki Pro Quad enables a breakthrough 4K/Quad HD/2K/HD workflow with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of RAW data in a compact, solid state recording and playback package that easily mounts directly onto a variety of cameras supporting workflow needs today and into the future.
Ki Pro Quad has many unique features that enable new was of working for creative professionals and delivers:
- Breakthrough 4K Workflows--Ki Pro Quad serves as a central gathering point for the main needs of 4K production; bring camera signals in and simultaneously create edit-friendly 4K ProRes files, output to 4K and HD monitors and record RAW data directly to a Thunderbolt-enabled computer/storage system.
- 4K and Quad HD Support-- Help ease the transition to 4K with a recorder that creates efficient file sizes while still retaining pristine quality.
- More than 4K and Quad HD--Support for 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 recording even at HD and 2K resolutions, and real time scaling from 4K/Quad HD to 2K/HD. HDMI output allows connection to HD consumer monitors. HD-SDI output provides professional connectivity to high-end monitors.
- Debayering and Scaling--New hardware-based features include real time, high-quality RAW debayering, recording directly to 4K resolution Apple ProRes 444 or ProRes 422 files and real time scaling from 4K to HD.
- Streamlined Camera to Post--With the Canon C500: enable live debayering for immediate Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 444 onboard recording and RAW pass through over Thunderbolt to compatible storage connected to a Mac system. With Sony F55: enable 4K 4x 3G-SDI baseband input and recording to 4K ProRes. With any SDI-capable HD camera: enable HD recording with cameras such as the Canon C300 with the added advantage of 10-bit 4:4:4 support for cameras like the Sony F3.
- Affordability--Ki Pro Quad is priced substantially less than other 4K recorders but still has the power and functionality for the demands of 4K productions as well as functionality not found in competitive recorders of ANY price.
- Proven Performance--Ki Pro Quad was built on the same performance principles and reliability that have made the rest of the Ki Pro family successful, and creates low-bandwidth ProRes files up to 4K resolutions, that can be easily offloaded to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac via AJA's new PAKDock Thunderbolt and USB3 reader. With the same capabilities of Ki Pro Mini for remote control, automation, ease of use and mounting options, the transition to Ki Pro Quad is virtually seamless.
For a complete set of features and technical specifications, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/products/ki-pro-quad .
Ki Pro Quad is available now worldwide through AJA's network of resellers and distributors at a US MRSP of $3995. AJA PAKDock, AJA Pak SSD media, and Ki Pro Quad mounting options, are now also available.
Let DB6 manage your audio loudness to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality.
DB6 handles up to three SD/HD/3G streams in a single rack space unit. It measures and adjusts audio formats, loudness and true-peak level automatically, at the same time logging stats for documentation and evaluation.
DB6 is an addition to our highly acclaimed DB family of processors that includes DB2, DB4 and DB8.
DB processors have been used 24/7 at numerous world-leading broadcast stations for more than a decade and you can operate them from one constantly developing user interface.
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