Monthly Archives: January 2010

Vancouver 2010: Bexel Provides Widespread Fiber Support for Games

Written on January 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm, by

The Vancouver Games may still be a few weeks away, but Bexel Broadcast Services has been busy providing fiber optic support for the 2010 Winter Olympics since last fall. With over 8,000-plus terminations/fusion splices, 340-plus cables totaling about 48 miles and 135 Optical Distribution Frames (patch panels) located throughout most of the Olympic facilities, Bexel […]  More

Vizrt Podcast Goes Inside SportsNet New York Graphics Workflow

Written on January 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm, by

Regional networks continue to deliver a graphics look that is almost indistinguishable from the national networks. SportsNet New York is no exception, as Damon Versaggi, production manager for the network, discusses in this podcast from Vizrt. Learn more about the SportsNet New York workflows, why they selected Vizrt, and the latest advances in Vizrt’s product […]  More

This Thing Called 3D

Written on January 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm, by

It has been a heck of a month for 3D announcements.  Comcast carried The Final Destination in 3D on the day of its DVD release. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) seemed all about 3D.  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) issued a report on 3D TV.  The program recently posted for next month’s Hollywood Post Alliance […]  More

Ten Ways The iPad Could Enhance The Film Scoring Process

Written on January 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

It’s taken a few days, but professional applications for the iPad are starting to see some light. Film Music Magazine’s website (www.filmmusicmag.com) has a piece on what the iPad might mean to film music scoring at http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=4867  More

Companies Launch New Ways to Deliver Video E-mails in Marketing Campaigns

Written on January 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm, by

InternetRetailer.com reports that the ability to run video files in e-mail marketing campaigns is reaching new levels, with video technology companies including Flimp Media Inc. and Liveclicker Inc. working with e-mail services providers to offer new marketing applications. For the full story, visit http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=33318  More

Sony Gear Removes Surprises From Super Bowl Production

Written on January 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm, by

Three years ago, CBS Sports EVP of Operations and Production Services Ken Aagaard chose Sony HDC-1500 cameras to cover the Super Bowl. For next weekend’s Super Bowl XLIV, Sony HDC-1500s will again go to work for CBS, covering all of the action from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. “Ken Aagaard was so happy in 2007 […]  More

World’s Largest Racecourse Installs Mammoth Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen

Written on January 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm, by

The world’s largest racecourse now has a video screen to match, as Sojitz and Mitsubishi Electric have installed a colossal Diamond Vision screen at the recently opened Medan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The screen measures 107.52 meters by 10.88 meters for a total area of 1,169.8 square meters (registry as a Guinness World […]  More

ESPN STAR Sports Taps Orad Graphics System for New 24-Hour Network

Written on January 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm, by

Orad has provided ESPN Star Sports, Asia’s leading sports broadcaster, with a new on-air graphics and virtual set system for its recently-launched 24-7 sports news channel, ESPNEWS. ESPN Star Sports’ programming also features Orad’s dynamic graphic rendering, which includes smart tickers updated automatically in real time thanks to Orad’s on-air graphics system, featuring a forward-looking […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Cubs To Stay in Arizona

Written on January 29, 2010 at 11:47 am, by

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but she’s warming up. It finally appears that the year-long competition between Naples, FL, and Mesa, AZ, has ended with the Chicago Cubs signing a memorandum of understanding that will keep the club training in Arizona. At a press conference in front of the state capital this week, the […]  More

On-Site Fans Given Access to ESPN Helmet-Cams at X Games 14

Written on January 29, 2010 at 11:38 am, by

ESPN’s X Games have always been a fan-driven event, but this year’s 14th installment will take that strategy to an entirely new level.  USA Today’s Michael Hiestand reports that on-site fans in Aspen, CO, can now borrow ESPN helmet-cams to wear on ski or snowboard runs to create footage for the X Games YouTube page.  […]  More

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