Broadcast News Archive for July, 2003
21/07/2003 New Fujinon cine zoom lenses used in Star Wars: Episode III
Available from sole UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited are Fujinon's new Cine Super E series zoom lenses chosen for the latest Star Wars: Episode III feature film, being shot in Sydney. The ne

21/07/2003 Radamec precisely in control for IBC 2003
Radamec Broadcast Systems are to introducing a new networkable control system at IBC that dramatically increases operability and functionality, and a pedestal navigation system that drives precision t

21/07/2003 Realviz debut Matchmover Professional 3.0
Realviz have announced that Siggraph 2003 will provide the backdrop for the debut of MatchMover Professional 3.0, the very latest version of their acclaimed automatic tracking software. With develop

21/07/2003 Sherbet complete S4C short
Sherbet animation director Simon Goodchild has just completed a ‘Loop Loop', a 'short short' for S4C. Loop Loop follows a silver ring as it travels through many different environments, from water to

18/07/2003 CKUK Studios link London’s voice talent
A 19th century coach-house in West London has been transformed into CKUK Studios, a state of the art recording facility specifically designed for voice-over work. CKUK Studios is managed by CKUK Spok

18/07/2003 Mark Powell joins Lightworks
UK NLE manufacturer Lightworks has appointed Mark Powell as Sales Director. Powell joins from Discreet where he served for five years in a variety of roles, including responsibility for sales of the

18/07/2003 New orders for Lightworks Touch NLE networks
Following hard on the heels of the international box office success 'Bruce Almighty' - edited by Scott Hill on a Lightworks Touch network - the UK nonlinear manufacturer has announced a tranche of new

18/07/2003 Northern Ireland boys head for Italian Film Festival
Northern Ireland boys Jason Kirk from Newtownards and Luke Hanley from Belfast are set to sample some Italian movie magic as they jet off to represent the UK at the prestigious Giffoni Film Festival i

18/07/2003 RTÉ scoop prizes at the 15th Galway Film Fleadh
The Best Feature Documentary accolade at the 15th Galway Film Fleadh was awarded to 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', formerly known as 'Chavez - Inside the Coup', directed by Kim Bartley and Do

18/07/2003 Snake Ranch plays host to Blur Producer Ben Hillier
Snake Ranch Studios in west London recently hosted a week of sessions for producer Ben Hillier, working on new album tracks for the band Menlo Park. Ben's work on recent projects with Blur is well kn

17/07/2003 BBC Ventures Group deliver £29 million to BBC
BBC Ventures Group, the new commercial media services division of the BBC, has announced a £14.5 million profit turning around a £10.5 million loss in the previous year. It also contributed £23 mill

17/07/2003 On Sight choose Eyeheight LegalEyes
On Sight has ordered three Eyeheight legalisers for inclusion with Avid online edit workstations. Each LegalEyes is housed in a 1U Eyeheight Mini-Box fitted with horizontal spacers to extend its cha

17/07/2003 Pinnacle Systems launch Hollywood FX-Pro 5
Pinnacle Systems have announced the launch of Hollywood FX-Pro 5, the ultimate effects plug-in for Pinnacle Edition, Pinnacle Studio and Adobe Premiere. Ideal for editors of all levels, Hollywood FX

17/07/2003 QuVIS debut new server at Display LA
QuVIS introduced a new high-definition, motion image server specifically designed for large screen display applications at DisplayLA. The QuBit DS joins the QuBit EL in the highly successful QuBit p

17/07/2003 SKY Italia upgrade digital TV Platforms with Scopus
Scopus Network Technologies have been selected to upgrade digital broadcasting platforms for SKY Italia, owned by media group News Corporation and Telecom Italia. Scopus is equipping SKY Italia with

17/07/2003 UK manufacturers opt for Omnitek
Test and measurement manufacturer OmniTek has announced that another three important UK broadcast equipment manufacturers have purchased and installed OmniTek technology. Tandberg Television, Quartz

17/07/2003 XL Video shine at Glastonbury 2003
XL Video Ltd, in association with event production company Production Network, were the sole suppliers of video equipment for Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid stage this year. Production Network is run

16/07/2003 Chyron give GFX new competitive edge
Chyron Corporation have announced that GFX Ltd have purchased a further Duet LEX graphics system, with the Lyric compositing tool, for use on boxing and darts coverage for Sky Sports in the UK. GFX

16/07/2003 Curious Software release World Maps v3.8
Curious Software has released Version 3.8 of its industry-standard map creation software, Curious World Maps. The new version incorporates a number of features and updates that are particularly aimed

16/07/2003 Dantz announce Retrospect 5.1 for Macintosh
Dantz Development Corporation, the leader in backup and restore software for the Apple Macintosh, have announced the immediate availability of Dantz Retrospect 5.1. Highlights of the upgrade include

16/07/2003 DK-Audio announce IBC plans
Danish company DK-Audio is using the IBC platform to unveil a number of new and improved products for audio and video metering applications. From stand 8:461, DK-Audio will be showing the latest addi

16/07/2003 Khabang Studio choose SSL
Chart topping acts from both sides of the Atlantic have been flocking to Stockholm to work with leading Swedish mix engineer/producer Niklas Flyckt in his privately owned Khabang studio. Flyct, who

16/07/2003 Macrovision announce SoftSummit 2003 Conference
Macrovision have announced that SoftSummit 2003, the leading annual forum for software business executives, publishers and purchasers, will be held October 6-10 in San Jose, California. Formerly cal

16/07/2003 NXN Software to present second-generation management system
NXN Software, the leading supplier of asset management solutions for the digital entertainment and computer graphics industries, have announced NXN alienbrain VFX 2.0, the next version of its asset an

15/07/2003 David Child joins One as head of 3D
David Child is to join One as new Head of 3D, moving from the position of Head of 3D at Hive Animation where he worked for clients including BBC, F1, Bloomberg, UBC, Top of the Pops and Channel 4. Pr