Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
21/05/2003 Kramer launch FC-2 USB RS485 and RS-422 converter
Kramer Electronics UK has launched an FC-2 bi-directional USB to RS-485 and RS-422 converter at the Production Show in Olympia. The Kramer FC-2 is an adjustment-free, bi-directional USB to RS-485 or

21/05/2003 Megahertz Broadcast complete BT International Media Centre
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has successfully completed the integration and technical installation of BT’s prestigious new International Media Centre, based at the BT Tower in London. The new centre,

21/05/2003 NXN updates plug-in for Maya 5 integration
NXN Software has announced an updated plug-in that provides access to NXN alienbrain Studio functionality directly from Maya 5. Coinciding with the recent release of Alias/Wavefront's Maya 5, NXN Sof

21/05/2003 Quentor introduce next generation of flight cases
Flight case specialists Quentor have introduced their System 10 Cases, constructed used advanced, high-tech materials and production techniques. Quentor Managing Director, Tony Asbury said: “From the

21/05/2003 Satellite helps crews cover Everest expedition
Three European TV broadcasters – the BBC, PRO TV of Romania, and TV Catalunya of Spain - are using the Europe*Star 1 satellite to transmit live daily news of their national expeditions, from their bas

20/05/2003 Animated promo marks addition to Addiction’s director roster
Marking their debut music video for Addiction, Rosco & Best have completed an animated promo, commissioned by EMI, for the Stylophonic’s track, ‘Soul Reply’. Recently signed to Addiction’s roster of

20/05/2003 Arion chooses Edifis Graduate and Scratchbox
A leading UK postproduction and duplication company Arion Facilities has purchased an Edifis Graduate telecine server and Scratchbox image retouching system for installation at its premises near Delux

20/05/2003 BAFTA-winning director’s advice to budding film makers
“Make films that have an international appeal,“ was the advice that double BAFTA winner Asif Kapadia gave to student film makers. Kapadia (pictured) returned to his alma mater, the International Film

20/05/2003 BBC Monitoring select Optibase solution
BBC Monitoring (BBCM), a supplier of news and information from mass media around the world, has selected Optibase, a provider of streaming media solutions, to provide its TV streaming platform for use

20/05/2003 Fashion world meets the underworld in ‘Boom’
Billed as the "must-see crossover film of 2003," ‘Boom’ is a “slick, stylish, roller-coaster ride through Mumbai’s chic fashion industry and notorious underworld”. The film by groundbreaking director

20/05/2003 Framestore CFC receive two D&AD nominations
Framestore CFC is once more well represented in the D&AD Award nominations this year, which were announced last week. Two spots – Xbox ‘Mosquito’ and Xbox ‘Champagne’ - received Silver nominations in

20/05/2003 Hamlet boosts quality control for CNBC Arabiya
Test and measurement manufacturer Hamlet has won a significant order from CNBC Arabiya. A total of 16 waveform monitors and advanced monitoring units are installed in all the operational areas of CNB

20/05/2003 Kramer launch new 10-bit A-D converter and a Y/C DA
Kramer Electronics UK have launched their new FC-7501 10-bit A-D converter and their VM-100YC Distribution Amplifier at the Production Show, Olympia on stand 225. “If you need to convert Composite Vi

20/05/2003 MotionFX take delivery of Quantel iQ
MotionFX have taken delivery of their Quantel iQ HD RGB system, which makes its debut at The Production Show. The system is intended to be used alongside the company’s Thomson Viper Filmstream camera

20/05/2003 SYPHA launches new edition of NLE Buyers Guide
SYPHA, specialist in professional A/V equipment guides, has launched a new edition of its online guide for nonlinear video systems at http://SYPHAonli

19/05/2003 DVI/ADC switcher to ‘ex-tend’ cross-platform connectivity
A new 4x1 DVI/ADC switcher offers a connectivity solution for those operating cross-platform DVI systems. Targeting Macintosh and PC computer users, Gefen's ex-tend-it 4x1 DVI/ADC Switcher connects f

19/05/2003 ELP help set the scene for BBC FOUR music programmes
Elstree Light and Power (ELP) recently helped launch a new series of BBC FOUR live music sessions. Recorded exclusively for the digital TV station these sessions seek to showcase varied and unusual a

19/05/2003 Eyeheight announces ultra-low-cost vision mixer
Eyeheight's new IRIS-Light SDI digital vision mixer is an ultra-low-cost 8-input/4-output version of the standard 12/4 IRIS. Configured for use in compact post-production suites, outside broadcast an

19/05/2003 Funding will help fuel Media 100 growth
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced media systems, have announced that Coghill Capital Management, have executed an agreement to invest $2.5 million in a new series of class A preferred shares,

19/05/2003 Pyser-SGI offer new Fujinon HD telephoto lens
Exclusive UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited have added the new Fujinon high definition XA101x8.9BESM telephoto lens to their product line. Introduced at NAB 2003, the 2/3 inch format XA101x8.9

19/05/2003 Soho spins on Chyron’s Axis technology
Chyron Corporation's innovative small router solution, the Pro-Bel Axis family, continues its successful reach into the heart of the UK's broadcast community in London's Soho. Two more key facilities

19/05/2003 The Matrix reloads with Avid
The European headquarters of Avid Technology have announced that several of their customers used Avid film and video editing, audio, and animation solutions to complete the highly anticipated Warner B

19/05/2003 The MEDIA Prize 2003 awarded to Peter Mullan
Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Culture and the Audiovisual Industry is to conclude European Day in Cannes by awarding the MEDIA Prize 2003 to the 'The Magdalene Sisters' by Peter Mullan. W

16/05/2003 £95 million lottery grant yields disappointing results
Three film firms awarded almost £100 million in lottery money, earmarked to make 90 British movies over six years, have produced less than half the expected number. DNA Films, Pathe and The Film Cons

16/05/2003 Artseens images now available online
Artseens, the photo bank formed by Nigerian-born Joe Okwesa, are now offering royalty free images on their website. Clients, wh