Monthly Archives: July 2010

ESPN Innovation Lab Sees Fruits of Labor With Diamond Track

Written on July 30, 2010 at 11:23 am, by

For a sport utterly obsessed with numbers, baseball’s statistical approach to the defensive side of the game has always left something to be desired. ESPN VP of Emerging Technology Anthony Bailey and his team at the ESPN Innovation Lab in Orlando are looking to change that. Using the newly developed Diamond Track system, ESPN can […]  More

Turner Sports Applies NASCAR 3D Lessons to PGA Championship

Written on July 30, 2010 at 8:12 am, by

In July, Tom Sahara, Turner Sports senior director of IT and remote operations, oversaw production of the first live 3D coverage of a NASCAR race. In August, ensuring that Turner stays on the bleeding edge of the technology, Sahara will oversee the company’s first live 3D broadcast of a golf event, the PGA Championship. On […]  More

62nd Emmy Engineering Awards Recipients

Written on July 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced on Thursday, July 29, the recipients of the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards, hosted by Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”). The Engineering Awards ceremony will be Saturday, August 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles. The Philo T. […]  More

The Case AGAINST Viral Video For Business And E-Commerce

Written on July 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid On, Grant Crowell interviewed Dr. BJ Fogg, Director of Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab, on what insights he has to share on the opportunities and challenges with effective video in e-commerce.  Dr. Fogg also discusses the problem mentality of basing success models for Internet video based on how “viral” they may go, rather […]  More

NetApp Teams with Intel on End-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet Infrastructure

Written on July 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm, by

NetApp has announced it will support the Intel Ethernet X520 family of SFP+10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters. This extends NetApp’s ecosystem of Ethernet solutions and offers customers more ways to deploy an end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) infrastructure. By offering customers options to make the transition from a Fibre Channel infrastructure to a high-performance […]  More

Wohler Opens EMEA Service Center in France

Written on July 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm, by

Wohler Technologies has announced the opening of a new Wohler service center serving customers in the EMEA territory. Based in France, the Wohler EMEA Service Center will act as the first line of second- and third-tier support for Wohler customers, enabling faster turnaround times and simplifying administrative paperwork and shipping procedures. First-tier support and administrative […]  More

Buck McNeely Captures the Great Outdoors with Fujifilm Optical Lenses

Written on July 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm, by

Buck McNeely has been shooting on FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A. (formerly known as Fujinon) lenses for the past 20 years. McNeely is the creator, producer and host of the syndicated hunting and outdoor adventure television series, The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely. Over the last few years, McNeely has organized and shot elk hunts in Colorado, […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Ballpark for A’s Is Off San Jose Ballot

Written on July 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm, by

San Jose, CA, Mayor Chuck Reed is withdrawing an effort to have residents vote in November on a ballot measure authorizing a ballpark for the Oakland Athletics. Reed said this week he decided to shelve the proposal after speaking with baseball and other elected officials. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig had expressed disappointment that […]  More

Spain’s ANTENA 3 Rely on Viewcast’s Niagara Pro II for Streaming Needs

Written on July 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm, by

ANTENA 3, a major commercial communications group in Spain, has upgraded its streaming media platform with the purchase of Niagara Pro II systems. The Niagara Pro offers powerful processors and large memory capacity with two independent channels to capture SDI video and encode multiple full-resolution (D1) streams. “ViewCast has been a reliable provider of superior-quality […]  More

Newtek Integrates LightWave 10 with InterSense VCam to Create Complete 3D Solution

Written on July 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm, by

NewTek and InterSense have announced LightWave 10 with VCam, the industry’s first off-the-shelf 3D virtual production system. By integrating NewTek’s LightWave 3D software with the InterSense virtual camera technology, creators of 3D content are able to model, animate, render, scout and set shots using a single solution. Being demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2010, in NewTek’s booth […]  More

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