Broadcast News Archive for April, 2005
29/04/2005 Autodesk announce latest in Discreet line-up at NAB
Autodesk opened its 'Greater Than One' exhibition at NAB in Las Vegas to showcase a "powerful product line-up designed to help broadcasters, post-production facilities, and film and broadcast producti

29/04/2005 Autoscript show a variety of new products at NAB
Autoscript showed a variety of new teleprompting products, plus enhancements to its existing range of systems, at NAB 2005. Autoscript has devised a new product called "TallyPlus", a new cue light th

29/04/2005 FSL International form partnership with TV Set
FSL International, UK distributors of a wide range of competitively priced professional video heads, have formed an engineering partnership with London based TV Set. FSL has already established a gro

29/04/2005 Leitch installs new X75HD at The Hospital
Leitch Technology, one of the leading providers of HD solutions for professional digital video, has announced that Europe's first multi-camera HD studio facility, The Hospital, London, has purchased i

29/04/2005 Snell & Wilcox Kahuna scoop awards at NAB
The Snell & Wilcox Kahuna SD/HD production switcher was recognised with four best-of-show awards at NAB2005, with wins including the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit, a TV Technology Superior Technology

29/04/2005 Sonic Solutions appoints President and Chief Operating Officer
Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, today announced the promotion of David Habiger to the newly-created position of President and Chief Operating Officer; he will report to Bob Dori

29/04/2005 Tektronix provides video technology to Russian Broadcast Centre
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that prominent Russian broadcaster, Television Technical Centre Ostankino (TTC Ostankino), has ch

29/04/2005 Vanishing points for XL Video
XL Video and video artist/designer Sven Ortel of Mesmer have been working together again on their latest project - “Vanishing Points” - staged at the charismatic Gymnasium (also known as ‘The German G

28/04/2005 'Sisters In Law' to get world premiere at Cannes
A film by a lecturer at the University of Wales, Newport has been selected to have its world premiere at the celebrated Cannes Film Festival in May. Florence Ayisi’s feature-length documentary film,

28/04/2005 Alias celebrates UK animation talent at Watershed’s SE3D Showcase
Alias has released details of the animators taking part in Watershed’s SE3D , the unique technology initiative, announced in September last ye

28/04/2005 Cannes Festival to feature a dozen EU supported films
Opening on May 11, the Cannes Festival 2005 will feature 12 films supported by the MEDIA Programme. Included in the various Cannes selections for this year, is the opening film, 'Lemming', by Dominik

28/04/2005 Chyron Duet HyperX HD/SD switchable click of a mouse
At NAB 2005, Chyron announced that its high-performance Duet HyperX HD/SD character generator is HD/SD switchable at the click of a mouse. The system features up to two software-switchable HD/SD chan

28/04/2005 Eyeheight announces SQ-2E squeezeback at NAB
Introduced at the NAB 2005 as a major new addition to Eyeheight's range of master control and video post-production equipment, the SQ-2E is a dual-input squeezeback processor with integrated keying.

28/04/2005 ON-AIR Systems announces first sale of playout system in Africa
London-based ON-AIR Systems, a leading developer of broadcast automation systems, are announcing that they have sold their first ON-AIR playKast television playout automation system in Africa. Based

28/04/2005 Study examines how television can be improved for deaf children
BBC Broadcast together with The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has begun a joint study into how subtitles (closed captions) and sign-language on children’s television programmes could be impr

28/04/2005 University of Kent launches degree in Computer Animation
From September 2005, the Department of Electronics at the University of Kent will complement its BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design with an MSc in Computer Animation. This MSc, which is a direct

27/04/2005 Apple announces biggest ever Shake upgrade
Apple has announced as a major upgrade to Shake 4, the industry leading compositing software used by independent artists and visual effects facilities to create visual effects for film and television.

27/04/2005 Avid unveils Symphony Nitris as 'new standard' in HD finishing
Avid Technology unveiled the Symphony Nitris system as the new standard in non-linear SD and HD finishing at NAB. Symphony Nitris offers guaranteed real-time editing and effects for multi-stream 10-b

27/04/2005 BBC Broadcast builds on DAM system with Ardendo components
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial companies of the BBC, has announced that the Swedish company Ardendo AB will provide an enterprise quality asset management system for its new Broadcast Centre in

27/04/2005 Granada International signs deal with SBS in the Netherlands and Sweden
Leading European programme distributor, Granada International, has inked a multi-million pound output deal with SBS in the Netherlands and Sweden. The three year deal, announced today by Nadine Nohr,

27/04/2005 Inscriber pursues 'complete' on-air HD graphics solutions
Inscriber launched a complete line-up of HD graphic solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite and post-production industries at NAB. Inscriber hailed the innovative solutions as "designed to assi

27/04/2005 JVC announce Avid NLE system support for GY-HD100U ProHD camcorder
JVC Professional announced at NAB that its GY-HD100U 24p ProHD camcorder will be supported by Avid Technology's nonlinear editing systems, offering broadcast professionals a variety of cost-effective

27/04/2005 Pepper invest in Sony HDCAM SR for post work
Pepper, the leading drama and feature film post production facility in Covent Garden, London, has become the first post house in the UK to invest in the latest Sony SRW-5500 HDCAM SR recorder. Unveil

27/04/2005 Sony win contract to construct and equip BSkyB HDTV studio
Sony recently announced winning a major contract to construct and equip new High Definition Television (HDTV) studio facilities for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), which plans to launch a premium pa

26/04/2005 AJA products to support Apple Final Cut Pro 5
AJA Video has announced that all KONA and Io products will support Apple’s new Final Cut Pro 5 and Final Cut Studio. The exciting new features will be functional when FCP 5 and Studio ship. Additiona