Monthly Archives: February 2011

Venue News: Despite Looming Lockout, Miami Dolphins Lobby for Stadium Renovation

Written on February 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm, by

In asking for tax dollars to fund a $225 million stadium renovation, the Miami Dolphins are pitching their home field as an economic engine responsible for 10,000 jobs and some $400 million a year in spending. But, as the team lobbies the public and lawmakers for the public dollars, the Dolphins and its partners in […]  More

Daytona Wreck Shows Need for Speed in Audio

Written on February 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm, by

The Daytona 500 is known as “the Big One,” but, this year, it actually made for slightly smaller sound in Fox Sports’ coverage. Less than 30 laps into the race, contact between Michael Waltrip and another of his team’s cars set off a 14-car pileup going into turn four. Waltrip nudged David Reutimann into a […]  More

NAB 2011: Audio-Technica Slates a Profusion of New Products

Written on February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am, by

Audio-Technica plans to introduce a variety of products at the NAB Show in April. The AT2022 condenser microphone is designed for general stereo recording and field sound capture. Two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow narrow (90°) or wide (120°) stereo operation. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation, […]  More

NAB 2011: Coastal Media Group To Intro Multicamera Flypack

Written on February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am, by

At the NAB Show in April, Coastal Media Group (CMG) will showcase its new HD tapeless Carry/Fly-Pack Production System, a multicamera system that offers HD tapeless-recording capability to solid-state media. Featuring five Panasonic P2 cameras with 5,000 feet of camera fiber, a multiviewer monitor wall, 12-input switcher, and 32-input digital audio board, the system offers […]  More

NAB 2011: Clear-Com To Intro Wireless Intercom for 900 MHz

Written on February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am, by

Clear-Com, a provider of voice communication systems, will introduce the Tempest900 digital wireless intercom at the 2011 NAB Show. It operates in the 902-928 MHz frequency band (approved for use in North America). The 900 MHz frequency has the ability to potentially penetrate walls and other structures, increasing the range for users. Tempest900 comes in […]  More

NAB 2011: Motorola To Show MPEG-4 HD Program Distribution

Written on February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am, by

At the NAB Show, Motorola will demonstrate MPEG-4 HD program distribution enabling programmers to transmit high-quality digital video as part of a modular uplink for delivery via a DVB-S2 satellite carrier. The SE-6000 high-performance encoding platform supports both MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 standard-definition and high-definition encoding and transcoding and also includes 3G-SDI and dual-link interfaces to […]  More

NAB 2011: Orad Makes New Play for Sports Graphics

Written on February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am, by

Orad continues to address the needs of the sports-production community, and its efforts will be on display at the NAB Show in April. Attendees can expect to see improvements to PlayMaker, the replay and smart-editing system for game highlights. New for the show will be the PlayMaker PlayNet module, which allows file sharing between servers for […]  More

Angola Might Adopt Japan's DTV System

Written on February 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid The Angola Press/Angop reports that Angola and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding in the sector of information and communication technologies, involving the digital television system in use in the Asian country. You can read more at:,58323922-c03f-4b4e-ac9f-1da4b8f05c6f.html  More

More Americans Using Internet, Antenna Options Instead of Cable TV

Written on February 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid reports that an increasing number of Americans are cutting the cord to their cable-television service, depending instead on a combination of Internet streaming services and old-fashioned, antenna-based over-the-air television. You can read more at:  More

Changing the Game for Casting Film & TV

Written on February 27, 2011 at 8:54 am, by

By Michael Silbergleid The following press release was issued by Casting Workbook: Casting Workbook is pleased to announce Smart Script, a new software tool that uses proprietary script analysis technology to analyze Final Draft PDF scripts and generate: role lists, line and scene counts, and produce breakdowns and sides, all in a matter of seconds. “Imagine […]  More

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