Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
13/02/2004 Pinnacle Liquid Edition 5.5 makes a splash at Video Forum
Pinnacle Systems’ Liquid Edition 5.5 was on show at Video Forum, with demonstrations held throughout the duration of the event. Launched in September 2003, Liquid Edition 5.5 combines the professiona

13/02/2004 Trimedia Broadcast agree 'Captive Audience' deal with SCC
In a deal designed to catapult ‘Captive Audience Network’ (CAN) solutions into mainstream business and retail markets, Digital broadcast specialist Trimedia has agreed a partnership deal with SCC, Eur

13/02/2004 Ulead demonstrate DVD creation software upgrade at Video Forum
Ulead Systems, developer of video, graphics and DVD software, has showcased DVD MovieFactory 3 at Video Forum. A major upgrade of Ulead’s consumer-level DVD creation software, DVD MovieFactory 3 offe

13/02/2004 Video Rescue demo Global Studio field editing system
Reading-based Apple Reseller Video Rescue has demonstrated the power and flexibility of its Global Studio system at Video Forum. Designed to provide “a home away from home, a studio in the field, whe

12/02/2004 Avid deliver 50 DS Nitris HD systems in Europe
Avid Technology Europe has announced the delivery of 50 Avid DS Nitris systems in Europe since the HD capable system began shipping just four months ago. Companies including broadcasters, television

12/02/2004 BBC Broadcast creates trails for six nations rugby campaign
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, has created the trails for the six nations rugby campaign that launched this week on BBC One. A trail for each nation runs in all nations over th

12/02/2004 Deadline approaching for first ever 'Orange Pitch' screenwriting competition
As part of the Orange Word International Screenwriters’ Season, the first ever Orange Pitch will offer six aspiring screenwriters the opportunity to pitch their film idea to a panel of film industry e

12/02/2004 Kevin Godley and Rushes create 'Haven' promo
A graceful promo for Haven has been directed by Kevin Godley for production company MJZ and posted at Rushes. The promo, opens with lights flickering across a city landscape. The lead singer, Gary Br

12/02/2004 NAGRA V records complete film dialogue in 24-bit
The NAGRA V location hard drive recorder has been used to record dialogue at full 24-bit resolution throughout the entire production process of the new Matthew Vaughn directed feature, 'Layer Cake'; a

12/02/2004 Quantel generationQ system certified for SGI InfiniteStorage solutions
Following exhaustive compatibility testing, Quantel and Silicon Graphics have announced that the Quantel iQ Digital Intermediate system and eQ HD editing system are now both certified for integration

12/02/2004 The Foundry forge support for Open FX plug-in standard
The Foundry, a leading producer of visual effects plug-ins, has announced OpenFX (OFX), a collaborative effort by visual effects developers to devise an Open Plug-in solution for leading software appl

12/02/2004 Videmix retrobytes sign deal for historic BBC archive footage
Worcestershire based company Videmix has announced the launch of 'retrobytes' a DVD product based on their innovative and world leading DVD production and fulfilment system. Retrobytes enables a cust

11/02/2004 Avid demos attract Video Forum crowds
Avid is holding the first UK demonstration of the new version of Avid Xpress DV software at Video Forum 2003. Avid Xpress DV, the company’s latest powerful and cost effective professional editing sof

11/02/2004 BBC Library Sales and Index Stock Shots seal global deal
BBC Library Sales, a division of BBC Worldwide, and footage house Index Stock Shots have signed an agreement for BBC Library Sales to represent Index’s core collection of motion cinematography. Under

11/02/2004 BskyB restores dividends on profits rise
British Sky Broadcasting has announced the restoration of dividend payouts on a rise in half-year profits. The pay-TV broadcaster reported that total revenue had increased by 17% to £1766 million. Op

11/02/2004 Canopus unveil EDIUS 2.0 upgrade at Video Forum
Canopus, exhibiting at Video Forum for the fourth time, has been demonstrating how editors can seamlessly edit, mix and output DV, Mpeg-1, Mpeg-2 and uncompressed video with true real-time, render-fre

11/02/2004 Digital Juice release innovative royalty-free music collection
Digital Juice, specialist in animation and graphics collections, is to diversify into production music with StackTraxx, a cutting edge library of royalty-free music. Taking production music “a step f

11/02/2004 Farm Media Group in Dublin announce two key appointments
The Farm Media Group in Dublin have announced two key appointments in the posts of Business Development Manager and Director of Video. Recently appointed Business Development Manager, Sarah O’Connor

11/02/2004 Holdan announce availability of Como Pro SDI DV conversion upgrade
Holdan, exclusive UK and Ireland distributors of Como products, have announced that the highly anticipated RS-422 upgrade for the Como Pro SDI is now available, allowing control of VTRs from an editin

11/02/2004 Video Forum launch for MMR’s ‘DVD On Demand’
Multi Media Replication (MMR) has launched its new disc replication service, ‘DVD On Demand’, at Video Forum. DVD On Demand gives customers the power to choose whatever DVD content they prefer from a

11/02/2004 Vinten showcase Protouch range at Video Forum
At Video Forum Vinten is showcasing its Protouch range of camera supports, designed to fulfil the demands of camera professionals with minimal budgets and maximum expectations. The new Pro-6 and Pro-

10/02/2004 BBC Broadcast create graphics for British Academy Film Awards
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, has been commissioned by Initial, which is part of Endemol UK, to create the graphics for all 24 award categories for the Orange British Academy F

10/02/2004 Chyron updates Lyric for Middle East market
Chyron has introduced the latest version of its Arabic Lyric software at CabSat 2004, running on its Duet LEX and Solo Laptop CG systems. Arabic Lyric, which is an optional 'plug in' to version 4 of

10/02/2004 Eyeheight announce 'bugEyes' branding system
Eyeheight's new bugEyes system promises to dramatically reduces the complexity and cost of television channel branding. Up to six bugEyes modules can be accommodated in a 1 U chassis, enabling a full

10/02/2004 InPhase Technologies ship blue laser holographic media
InPhase Technologies has announced the shipping the first blue laser holographic media that enables greater amounts of information to be stored on a single disc. The new media, Tapestry HDS5000, dev