Monthly Archives: February 2008

EVS XT[2] first server to handle Avid DNxHD in native format

Written on February 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm, by

EVS Broadcast Equipment says its XT[2] server is now the first server on the market to be have full native support of the Avid DNxHD coded. This follows the recent news from Avid Technology, Inc., that DNxHD, a high-quality, low bitrate HD production codec, is the first to be compliant with SMPTE (Society of Motion […]  More

February PM Edition (February 29, 2008)

Written on February 29, 2008 at 10:07 am, by

In this edition, Mark Schubin discusses “Greater Expectations” before providing the answer to the last quiz. In the “Zero Tolerance, Zero Police” segment he also shares some of his observations from the HPA Retreat. A new quiz rounds out the podcast.  More

Move to 3D HD continues as BBC goes live for 6 Nations Rugby Union match on March 8

Written on February 29, 2008 at 9:01 am, by

By Kevin HiltonSVG Europe correspondent The BBC has over the years used its coverage of the 6 Nations rugby union tournament as a testing ground for new television technologies and on March 8 will mark a first by presenting the match between England and Scotland in 3D. The Calcutta Cup game will be shown in […]  More

Avid’s Arnold promises positive change and return to greatness; Vegas presence planned during NAB

Written on February 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer It’s only been three weeks but Avid Technology’s Kirk Arnold, executive vice president and general manager of the company’s professional video business unit, is promising a new attitude and focus on the professional video market that should have customers concerned that Avid has lost its way in terms of client support and […]  More

Case Study: Vision Research high-speed Phantom cameras provide ultra-slow motion for Super Bowl XLII

Written on February 28, 2008 at 3:08 pm, by

Watching sports in high-definition is impressive, especially professional football’s defining game – the Super Bowl. The sharp, crystal clear picture essentially gives viewers front row seats to the action, letting them take in the game as if they were actually there. Even more impressive is watching the high-definition, slow-motion instant replay of a bone-crushing tackle, […]  More

CBS to Bring ProElite MMA to Television

Written on February 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm, by

CBS and ProElite, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment and media company that produces world class mixed martial arts (MMA) events, have signed a multi-year agreement that will bring one of the fastest growing spectator sports to a major broadcast television network for the first time. Additionally, CBS Interactive and ProElite’s new media division, ProElite.com, will […]  More

University of Oregon Selects Broadcast Pix Slate 1000

Written on February 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm, by

The University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communications, has installed a Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 switcher. System integrator Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) worked with Broadcast Pix and the University to set up the Slate 1000 in the school’s television studio at the Chambers Electronic Media Center. That is where students enrolled in the Electronic […]  More

Sony’s latest LCD master-quality monitor hits 42-inch mark

Written on February 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm, by

The Sony BVM-L Series of LCD master monitors is going big time, literally, with the new BVM-L420, a 42-inch display (viewable area measured diagonally). The display’s larger size and design enhancements meet the needs of sports broadcasters and others that require critical monitoring such as in program and preview monitoring in broadcast master control rooms […]  More

Vizrt Quattro offers graphics/video breakthrough at NAB

Written on February 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm, by

Sports graphics professionals will now be able to bridge graphics and video workflows via Vizrt Quattro, a new character generator that enables an operator to create fully animated graphics containing multiple videos from a single desktop interface. Viz Quattro was developed as an extension to Vizrt’s Viz Content Pilot content management and Viz Trio character […]  More

Wohler enhances Touch-it Digital for NAB

Written on February 28, 2008 at 12:05 pm, by

Wohler hits NAB with the new three-RU Touch-it Digital, offering multichannel video monitoring functionality via dual seven-inch high-resolution color LCD displays. The left monitor is a touch screen that displays from four to 16 thumbnail images. When one of these images is touched, that video source appears on the right monitor at full size and […]  More

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