Broadcast News Archive for May, 2006
31/05/2006 Christie introduces world’s first native 1920X1080 3-Chip DLP High Definition projectors
Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has introduced the world’s first 3-Chip DLP High Definition projectors with native 1920x1080 resolution, the

31/05/2006 Double victory for British filmmakers at Cannes
British film talent has taken the international film world by storm by winning two of the industry’s most prestigious prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. British director Ken Loach was awarded the Ca

31/05/2006 First SSL AWS 900+ Analogue Workstation sold
Musician Bob Jabour, owner of one of the US' most extensive collections of vintage instruments, amplifiers and recording equipment, has taken delivery of the first Solid State Logic AWS 900+ Analogue

31/05/2006 Gearhouse Broadcast shoots for World Cup glory with Pro-Bel
Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer of routing switchers, signal processing, master control, automation and control and monitoring technologies, announced today that UK-based Gearhouse Broadcast has sel

31/05/2006 Newest eQ streamlines production of 'On air' promotions for Germany's WDR broadcaster
ACT Video, one of the leading post houses in Cologne, Germany, has purchased the new Quantel eQ FX, which had its world premiere at NAB 2006. The new top of the range eQ is an all-in configuration d

31/05/2006 Red card for underinsurance of broadcast equipment
Travelling to Germany to film the World Cup can be an expensive trip if you have not sorted out your insurance beforehand. With many cameramen, sound engineers and editors owning equipment averagin

31/05/2006 Technicolor Network Services invests in a fourth DK PT0660M
London-based Technicolor Network Services has invested in another PT0660M audio meter from Danish metering specialist DK-Technologies. The facility now has two units in its Dolby enabled Transmissi

31/05/2006 Zandar announces more HDTV monitoring solutions at Broadcast LIVE
Zandar Technologies, a leading innovator in the design and development of high resolution image processing and control systems, will be introducing the enhanced HDTV capabilities in its MultiViewer r

30/05/2006 'Red Road' special jury prize success at Cannes
'Red Road', Andrea Arnold’s debut feature, has won a special jury prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film, produced for Glasgow-based Sigma Films by Carrie Commerford, had a successful co

30/05/2006 BBC Outside Broadcasts captures a summer of HD sport
BBC Outside Broadcasts is capturing two major sporting events live in high definition this month –Wimbledon and the biggest international football tournament -The FIFA World Cup. Both will be broadc

30/05/2006 FremantleMedia reports big business for 'Falcon Beach' at LA Screenings
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has announced a number of high profile international sales for its latest drama offering 'F

30/05/2006 Gefen offers extension for DVI and audio devices
Extending DVI equipped HD displays up to 150 feet over category-5 cables is easily achieved these days, but extending sound to accompany the HD video can be an issue. Not anymore. Gefen announced its

30/05/2006 ITN Multimedia launches new site on i-mode service from O2
ITN Multimedia, one of the UK’s leading independent content providers for mobile and broadband platforms, has announced the launch of its new site on the i-mode service exclusively from O2. The new

30/05/2006 Prism Sounds’ ADA-8XR Converter adds to growing list of credits
Multiple award-winning composer Richard Jacques, who specialises in music for computer games, has recently completed the trailer for a new Sony PlayStation 3 game using Prism Sound’s ADA-8XR multi-cha

30/05/2006 Students from Arts Institute triumph at BBC South's Big Screen Online Film Festival
Three film students from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth have triumphed in the Drama category at the 2005/06 BBC South’s Big Screen Online Film Festival Awards Ceremony, held at the Harbour Lights P

30/05/2006 World debut for Formatt Filters’ HD range
Leading filter manufacturer Formatt Filters has launched the world’s first range of glass lens filters designed specifically for High Definition picture acquisition. The result of extensive R&D over

26/05/2006 'Speech Bubbles' uses digital magic
'Speech Bubbles', the new Vodafone spot that's just started airing on UK television and cinema screens, uses digital magic to represent in 3D an idea drawn from 2D comics. The speech bubble is a way

26/05/2006 Boris FX launch version 1.3 of BCC
Boris FX, a leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, has announced version 1.3 of Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) as part of the Autodesk Sparks program. This

26/05/2006 Dr Jim Brailean receives Special Recognition Award
The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) announced Dr Jim Brailean as this year’s recipient of their Special Recognition Award. The Mobile Entertainment Awards, the Meffys, are a key part of the annual M

26/05/2006 Garland Partners launch new Moviemaker HD
Garland Partners Ltd has announced the launch of the new Moviemaker HD from Optibase. The new MPEG-2 PCI encoder is the only single-chip, hardware-based card that can support 4:2:2 up to 150MBPS and h

26/05/2006 ITN order first SSL C100 Digital Broadcast Console
With a rapidly expanding worldwide install base for its C-Series digital consoles, Solid State Logic (SSL) is proud to announce that leading broadcaster ITN has become the first media organization in

26/05/2006 National Geographic Channel joins forces with devilfish
National Geographic Channels International has joined forces with acclaimed post-production company Golden Square and content branding specialist, devilfish, to create some beautifully crafted idents

26/05/2006 Report finds some need help with digital TV
Older people and those living with disabilities will need time to adapt to using new digital television equipment, according to the finding of a trial conducted in Bolton. The trial revealed that aft

26/05/2006 Thomson launch EDIUS Pro version 4.0
During NAB, Grass Valley announced EDIUS Pro version 4.0, the latest version of the company’s realtime, multiformat video editing solution. New features such as multicam support, nested sequence edit

25/05/2006 BBC Post Production carries out first real-time transfer of HD media
BBC Post Production has transferred HD media between BBC sites for the first time without the need for dedicated HD circuits. Utilising a combination of Avid DNxHD compression, the existing SD infra