Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
21/05/2004 Murraypro release triple 16:9 LCD baby monitor
Murraypro has announced the arrival of its brand new triple 16:9 LCD baby monitor at the Broadcast Production Show in London. Designed for applications where 16:9 aspect pictures must be monitored wi

21/05/2004 ntl broadcast division enables Premiership beam back
ntl’s broadcast division has launched a packaged service that allows football clubs to beam back key away games live to their home stadiums. Until now dedicated fans who can’t get hold of away ticket

21/05/2004 Postproduction training scheme announced by Skillset
Skillset has announced the launch of First Post, a new structured entry scheme for broadcast postproduction juniors. A joint initiative by PPTI, Skillset, ChEFF and UK Post, First Post is supported b

21/05/2004 Sonifex launch word-clock distribution amplifier
Sonifex’s range of distribution amplifiers is expanding with the addition of the RB-DDA6W 6-way word-clock distribution amplifier, on display on stand 484 at the Broadcast Production Show. The unit’s

21/05/2004 Sony unveils networked production solutions and more
Sony UK has unveiled a host of new products designed to make it easier to create and manage digital content at the Broadcast Production Show 2004. Crucial to all the new products is an understanding

21/05/2004 Two Hamlet units make European debut
The Broadcast Production Show saw the European debut of two new products from Hamlet, designed to meet the test and measurement needs of the professional facility in the digital era. Each offers all-

20/05/2004 dB Broadcast wins service contract for TV detector vans
Cambridgeshire-based independent systems house dB Broadcast has won the contract to service and re-calibrate the new generation of TV detector vans, which came into service in the summer of last year.

20/05/2004 DK-Audio supplies Gearhouse Broadcast with video metering equipment
Danish manufacturer DK-Audio have announced that they are to supply UK-based Gearhouse Broadcast with a range of video metering equipment, which will be used in the ten Technical Operation Centres Gea

20/05/2004 Fast Forward scheme for low-budget films launched
A new low budget film scheme, Fast Forward Features, has been launched by Scottish Screen, BBC Scotland, BBC Films and ContentFilm. This special initiative will aim to fully fund three low budget fea

20/05/2004 London UK Film Focus line-up announced
Charles Dance’s directorial debut ‘Ladies in Lavender', starring Dame Maggie Smith and Dame Judi Dench, is just one of this year’s major British films to be shown at the first London UK Film Focus, wh

20/05/2004 Pinnacle Systems Liquid Chrome installed at police imaging unit
Pinnacle Systems have announced that West Yorkshire Police Imaging Unit have installed five Pinnacle Liquid Chrome editing systems. The solution went live in May 2004 and forms the backbone of the un

20/05/2004 Prime Focus purchases India’s first MRMC Ulti-Head
Mumbai-based Prime Focus Limited has purchased a Mark Roberts Motion Control Ulti-Head pan/tilt remote head, the first to be supplied to India. The Ulti-Head will enable the company to provide easily

20/05/2004 Summer film scoring 'intensive' to be held in Edinburgh
The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (PNWFS), in conjunction with Napier University, Edinburgh, have announced their inaugural two-week film summer intensive, which will be led by Hollywood comp

20/05/2004 Thomson launch two new products at Broadcast Production Show
Thomson, the world leader in integrated solutions (technologies, equipment and services) for the entertainment and media industries, is launching two new additions to the award-winning Grass Valley br

20/05/2004 Young British filmmaker wins award at Cannes
British filmmaker Duane Hopkins of Third Films has won the New Talent Prize in Cannes, beating 56 other young filmmakers from across Europe. He was also awarded 50,000 euros to develop his film scrip

19/05/2004 Canopus unveils EDIUS HD at Broadcast Production Show
Canopus have previewed their high definition editing system, EDIUS HD at the Broadcast Production Show. EDIUS HD offers real-time mixed HD/SD editing as an affordable turnkey system for the broadcast

19/05/2004 da Vinci Systems help add hyper-realism to ‘TropiX’
da Vinci Systems’ 2K colour enhancement system has been used to in the production of the independent film, ‘TropiX’, the company have announced. ‘TropiX’, a ‘paradise noir’ film from co-directors and

19/05/2004 Edinburgh theatre seeks short film submissions for Fringe
If you have you made a short film which the world deserves to see, then Edinburgh's newest theatre venue would like to hear from you. Cowgate Central has a slot at a city centre cinema screen during

19/05/2004 First D-TEK D-Mix Pro on tour with The Hollies
Projected Image Digital supplied one of its new D-TEK Industries D-Mix Pro video mixing products to lighting rental house Lite Alternative. This went straight out on tour – the first tour for the pro

19/05/2004 Glasgow man wins award at JVC Film Festival
David Sandreuter has been awarded an Excellence Award in the 26th JVC Tokyo Video Festival for his film, ‘Little Big Head’. Mr Sandreuter collected a cheque for the equivalent of 100,000 yen, along w

19/05/2004 Screen Gems encourages filmmakers to ‘touch’
Sgrîn Cymru Wales is setting film makers in Wales the challenge of coming up with a script for a three-minute film to be screened internationally. Screen Gems - Wales’s flagship short film scheme – w

19/05/2004 Seagate Foyle Film Festival calls for entries
Seagate Foyle Film Festival have announced that they are now inviting submissions for the festival competition from filmmakers all over the world for their 2004 festival. Now in its seventeenth year,

19/05/2004 Second eQ installed at AHC Post in London
At the Broadcast Production Show Quantel revealed that AHC Post has installed a second Quantel eQ editing/effects/grading/mastering system and a Quantel QEdit Pro editing system at its Soho, London pr

19/05/2004 UK Post announce board members and date for open meeting
The first-ever elected board of UK Post, the brand new association representing the film and broadcast postproduction and effects industry, has been announced. All ten of the largest companies in the

18/05/2004 'Sea Monsters' trilogy wins BAFTA Craft Award for Framestore
For the second successive year Framestore CFC has been recognised at the highest level for its digital artistry at the BAFTA Craft Awards, with the 2004 Visual Effects Award going to ‘Sea Monsters: A