Broadcast News Archive for April, 2005
21/04/2005 JVC Professional introduces affordable 24p Pro HD camcorder
At NAB 2005, JVC Professional has announced the addition of an affordable High Definition camera recorder, with true 24p capture and recording, to JVC’s ProHD product line-up. ProHD is JVC’s approach

21/04/2005 Miranda Technologies announce HD deal with NBC Universal
Miranda Technologies has signed a multi-year deal to provide NBC Universal with HD terminal, channel branding, and multi-imaging solutions, as part of the global media and entertainment company's proj

21/04/2005 Panasonic unveils hand-held solid-state memory HD Camcorder
Panasonic have unveiled a quantum leap in camera-recorder technology at NAB with their AG-HVX200, 1080i/720p/480i multi-format camera-recorder. The versatile AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 hand-held camera-r

21/04/2005 Pixel Power launches Clarity300
Pixel Power has announced the immediate availability of Clarity300, a new high performance expandable single channel character generator, still and clip store in a compact 3RU chassis. The turnkey sy

21/04/2005 Sonic Solutions introduces eDVD 4
Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, has introduced eDVD 4, the latest version of its industry leading software solution for dramatically extending the interactivity of DVD-Video tit

21/04/2005 Sony broadens HD options at NAB 2005
With High Definition a key priority for broadcasters and programme makers everywhere, Sony is offering an expanded range of migration options to HD production at NAB this year. As the Sony product li

20/04/2005 Arrivo on Demand appoints new Director of Technology
Arrivo on Demand has appointed Chris Zajaczkowski as its Director of Technology. Leading Arrivo’s technical team, Zajaczkowski’s focus will be on further developing the company’s end–to-end service a

20/04/2005 BBC Post Production Bristol to create major factual programme in HD with Autodesk
At NAB 2005, BBC Post Production Bristol purchased Autodesk’s Discreet Lustre digital colour grading system and Discreet Smoke editing system, along with Maximum Throughput’s 9TB Sledgehammer HD!O NAS

20/04/2005 Christienet WAVE expands AV connectivity options for wireless display
Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has introduced the ChristieNET WAVE (Wireless Audio Video Extension System) at NAB. This innovative, high pe

20/04/2005 Film specialist TMR restores 1970s footage of T-Rex front man
TMR, part of the VTR Media Services Group, has provided extensive film treatment services for 'Born To Boogie', an in-depth documentary on T-Rex front man Marc Bolan. The DVD will be released on May

20/04/2005 Miranda expands advanced imaging XVP HD interfacing range
Miranda Technologies has announced that its award-winning Imaging Series XVP-801i up/down/cross HD converter and Dolby ETM decoder has been joined by an XVP cross- and downconverter, an upconverter, a

20/04/2005 North West Vision heads into 'The Dragon's Den'
North West Vision, the film and television agency for north-west England, is to showcase its innovative approach to funding at a top industry conference this month. North West Vision's Head of Funds

20/04/2005 Snell & Wilcox & Omneon Video Networks integrate mastering and server products
Giving broadcasters a new mastering and playout solution that will help reduce costs and streamline workflows, Snell & Wilcox and Omneon Video Networks have announced that the Snell & Wilcox Memphis b

20/04/2005 Sonic powers demonstration of advanced interactivity for HD disc formats
AT NAB 2005 Sonic Solutions and Microsoft have demonstrated iHD, developed by Microsoft and The Walt Disney Studios to deliver advanced interactivity for new HD-based disc formats. The Sonic-develop

19/04/2005 'Omagh' wins Bafta for Best Single Drama
Irish Film Board (IFB) co-financed feature 'Omagh', the powerful story of the 1998 Omagh Bombing, directed by Peter Travis, has won the prestigious Bafta for Best Single Drama at a glittering ceremony

19/04/2005 BBC Three to trial pioneering multi-screen application
BBC Three viewers will have the opportunity to become their own schedulers on Sunday nights in a pioneering trial starting on May 1 2005. From 9pm on Sunday nights digital satellite viewers will be

19/04/2005 DK-Technologies announces NAB line-up
DK-Technologies is attending this year’s NAB Convention in Las Vegas with a range of new products – and new additions to existing products – that will make the task of monitoring audio and video signa

19/04/2005 First Post trainee scheme now open to applications
A new entrants trainee scheme for postproduction staff has been launched by the Post Production Training Initiative (PPTI) and Skillset. First Post is a modular scheme covering technical, commercial

19/04/2005 Harris Corporation introduces revolutionary approach to content delivery
Harris Corporation has announced a revolutionary new approach to content delivery with the introduction of the H-Class Content Delivery Platform for broadcasters and content providers. Harris' H-Cla

19/04/2005 Quantel's sQ scales up and down at NAB
Quantel has unveiled a number of innovations and developments for its market-leading sQ server-based production systems. These include extending the range of servers to offer both larger and smaller

19/04/2005 Siemens staff accept 3.5% rise
Bectu members who were transferred from BBC Technology to Siemens last year have voted in favour of this year's increase. More than 9 out of 10 members participating in a postal ballot which closed

19/04/2005 Telemetrics displays advanced camera robotics & control solutions at NAB
Reinforcing the depth and scope of its comprehensive product line, Telemetrics is displaying six new camera control products at NAB 2005. Showcasing their ability to develop innovative control solut

18/04/2005 Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4 billion
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion. The combination of Adobe and Macromedia will

18/04/2005 Apple unveils Final Cut Studio
Apple has unveiled Final Cut Studio, the ultimate HD video production suite that features Final Cut Pro 5, a major upgrade to the Emmy award-winning editing software for DV, SD, HD and film. Final Cu

18/04/2005 BBC confirms David Tennant as tenth 'Doctor Who'
Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, has confirmed David Tennant as the tenth 'Doctor Who', following the commissioning of a second series. Tennant, whose recent credits include BBC