Broadcast News Archive for January, 2005
13/01/2005 Gefen releases high definition source switcher and extension solutions
Gefen have announced the release of two dual link DVI products, both of which work with high definition video. The DVI-DL Switcher allows users to connect two sources to a display equipped with just

13/01/2005 Imagineer launches Warper option for Quantel products
Imagineer Systems has announced the availability of a new 'Warper' option for the Quantel range of products. The software has been designed for use in frame fixing in film restoration projects, subt

13/01/2005 ITN and Espresso join forces in UK digital education market
Independent Television News (ITN) has made a strategic investment in Espresso, the UK’s market leader in the provision of video-rich digital teaching materials to schools. The partnership provides IT

13/01/2005 Patricia Hewitt to unveil plans for British-Indian co-production
Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Minister for Women, is to unveil plans for a film on Indian Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the JW Marriott, Mumbai, India on Friday J

13/01/2005 Shooters Post & Transfer chooses Snell & Wilcox Niagra HD
Snell & Wilcox has announced that Shooters Post & Transfer, a Philadelphia-based postproduction firm, is using the Snell & Wilcox Niagra high definition noise and grain management system to provide a

13/01/2005 ViewCast launches Niagara SchedulStream automation control software
ViewCast Corporation has announced that its Niagara SchedulStream, a new automation software for scheduling and management of Windows Media and RealNetworks RealVideo encoding sessions, is now availab

12/01/2005 Element Interactive launch dedicated DVD online retail store
Interactive DVD developers and publishers now have a dedicated retailer following the launch of the world’s first online interactive DVD store at <A HREF= '' TARGE

12/01/2005 JVC’s DT-V range provides HD monitoring at SD price levels
JVC is now stocking a range of dual purpose digital video (DT-V) HD and SD monitors with multi-signal video and audio capabilities. The JVC 17-inch DT-V1700CG and the 19-inch DT-V1910CG colour video

12/01/2005 Lola offers full HD pipeline with Discreet’s flame systems
Soho post-production facility Lola has invested in a second Discreet flame visual effects and compositing system as part of its ongoing investment in high-definition (HD) equipment. Discreet’s flame

12/01/2005 MPC builds stunning cityscape for new Audi A6 commercial
French directing duo Pleix have completed work on ‘Letters,’ an ambient and striking commercial for the Audi A6, with postproduction carried out at MPC. The commercial opens on a deserted car park ro

12/01/2005 NaturalMotion wins prestigious games industry award
NaturalMotion, an innovative British developer of dynamic motion synthesis technology, has won a Front Line game development tools award for its 3D endorphin product. The award, given by Game Develop

12/01/2005 Paul Fincher joins Pharos Communications as Sales Support Engineer
Pharos Communications has announced a new addition to the sales team at its Reading headquarters. Paul Fincher joins the company as Sales Support Engineer with nearly 20 years of broadcast industry e

12/01/2005 Sonic announces software range to support Blu-ray technology
Sonic Solutions is to support the forthcoming Blu-ray data recording standard in its line of Sonic and Roxio-branded consumer applications, as well as in its industry-standard AuthorScript Software De

12/01/2005 VTR and The Hive post Kasabian’s latest promo
Full-service facility VTR and its subsidiary The Hive have completed CGI and compositing work on the promo for Kasabian’s forthcoming single, 'Cutt Off'. VTR was approached by production company Cops

11/01/2005 Framestore CFC invests in JVC’s DLA-HD2K
Framestore CFC are in the process of building four new colour grading and digital intermediate production suites in Soho and each will have its very own JVC HD2K projector. One suite has already bee

11/01/2005 Manfrotto announce plans for VideoForum
Two new camera supports and two new remote controls from Manfrotto will debut at the new-look VideoForum 2005 at Earls Court 1 between January 25 and 27 2005. The revolutionary 519 pro fluid video he

11/01/2005 Merging VCube now shipping
Swiss based Merging Technologies S.A. has released their new VCube Video HD Player/Recorder V1.0, designed for audio postproduction. The system has already been delivered to over 50 customers around

11/01/2005 Multimedia Direct install EditShare at Majestic
Multimedia Direct (MMD) has completed the integration of EditShare, the shared storage, editing and administration software, at Majestic TV (formerly Blue Sky TV), the Sky digital channel based in Spa

11/01/2005 New FOCUS DV mixer line at Holdan
Holdan has announced the release of two new Digital Vision mixers, the MX-4 and the MX-4 DV. Not only have FOCUS Enhancement kept many of the best features from their popular and highly praised MXPro

11/01/2005 Scrub installs Digidesign ICON at ITV Anglia
Scrub, HHB’s Soho-based post specialist division, has supplied a complete Digidesign ICON and Pro Tools system to ITV Anglia at their Norwich Production Headquarters. A major provider of daytime pro

11/01/2005 Storwell save space at ITV Archives
A huge logistics operation to move scattered TV archive collections to a new home in Leeds has resulted in a 50 per cent space saving, thanks to Storwell Systems. ITV took on a 1250 sq metre warehou

11/01/2005 Three-part independent BBC production in post on Lightworks system
A three-part television Sally Head production of the novel 'Fingersmith', by Sarah Waters, author of 'Tipping the Velvet', is currently being edited by Bryan Oates on a Lightworks Touch edit system pr

10/01/2005 'The Bill' sparks Eastern European success for Freemantle
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of FremantleMedia, has Russian licensing agreement for the UK’s most successful police drama series, 'The Bill'. Having previously ai

10/01/2005 dB Broadcast completes control rooms for QVC Shopping Channel
dB Broadcast, the Cambridgeshire-based systems integrator, has completed work on a new suite of control rooms for QVC, the UK's leading television shopping channel. The new control rooms replace cont

10/01/2005 InPhase Technologies introduces world’s first holographic drive prototype
InPhase Technologies has announced a breakthrough in data storage with the world’s first prototype of a holographic storage drive. InPhase, the leader in holographic data storage systems and media,