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Demco uses Chyron graphics for Middle East Sporting events

Demco, a broadcast equipment producer in the Middle East, has purchased a Chyron LEX graphics system for several major sports tournaments. This includes the World Table Tennis Championships, World Bowling Championships 2006, Asian Basketball Tournament 2006 and the Arab Bowling Tournament 2006, as well as major football and handball competitions.

Pro Media International, Chyron's exclusive dealer in the region, supplied the LEX system, which provides real-time 2-D/3-D animation and was recently used by Demco for a historic football match between Brazil and Kuwait — the first time the two countries have played against each other. The LEX graphics capabilities used by Demco include team line-ups, score display, statistics, replay scores and player profiles.

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Seminoles cut content with EditShare

At Florida State University's Seminole Productions division, an EditShare editing system is helping students learn their craft. At the heart of the extensive Seminole Productions video program is an EditShare cross-platform shared storage system. The EditShare's 10TB of storage are used to support 14 edit suites that include a mix of Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro nonlinear edit systems along with dedicated graphics and audio workstations.

EditShare includes specific utilities for Avid and Apple files along with formats for Adobe Premiere Pro and Grass Valley EDIUS NLE systems, to enable editors to exchange media files with ease.

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Riedel intercom used for NBA All-Star Game

An Artist Intercom matrix from Riedel Communications helped maintain good communications among the production crew at last month's NBA All-Star Game at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. This was the fifth consecutive year that NBA Entertainment asked Wireless First to supply the system.

Leveraging multiple intercom channels, the Artist was used to keep producers in touch with the stage manager, time-out coordinator, lighting, audio, front-of-house and several broadcast trucks.

Connecting four locations — some 1000ft apart — the Artist Intercom matrix supported all of the pregame, halftime and postgame entertainment events. The Artist gear provided a decentralized fiber-based network backbone for intercom and distribution of analog and digital audio and TCP/IP signals.

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Corplex covers Masters for CBS Sports

Mobile production company Corplex, Northfield, IL, will send its Platinum (HD) and Mercury B-unit to cover the Masters golf tournament live in HD from Augusta, GA, for CBS Sports. The expando truck features 10 Sony HDC-1500 HD cameras, 24 Canon and Fujinon HD lenses, a Grass Valley Kalypso HD production switcher, EVS HD server, Sony HDCAM recorders and a Calrec Alpha digital audio console. A number of wireless camera systems will also be employed.