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Innovations

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects

BRIGHT NIGHT OUT

BRIGHT NIGHT OUT

Large-scale pixel-mapped projections may not be big news anymore, but some Vivid exhibits continue to push the technology boundaries. Text:/ Jen Temm Sydney showed its technicolour form with its annual Vivid event clocking up a record 17 million visitors willing to brave the chilly evenings and traffic chaos to check out the 18-day, Instagram-friendly festival
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September 1, 2015 Innovations, Projects, Technology

SEEING & HEARING BIG DATA

SEEING & HEARING BIG DATA

The world’s first full-scale (50-feet wide x 40-feet long x 32-feet high) big data exploration facility opened at Virginia Tech on January 30, 2015. Known as the Cube, this four-storey, US$15m theatre and high-tech laboratory uses powerful motion capture and visual environment technologies, specialised acoustics, real-time audiovisual rendering and high-performing computers to create a virtual
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May 7, 2015 Innovations, Projects, Technology

ACADEMY ACES IT

ACADEMY ACES IT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled its Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) at the 2015 NAB show, a free, open, device-independent colour management and image interchange system that offers a global industry standard for motion picture and television production. From image capture through editing, VFX, mastering, public presentation, archiving and future
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April 15, 2015 Innovations

TICO ALLIANCE FORMS TO SUPPORT 4K

TICO ALLIANCE FORMS TO SUPPORT 4K

A growing consortium of companies including broadcasters, manufacturers, and OEM providers have united to form the TICO Alliance, to address 4K/UHD video delivery workflows. TICO is a lightweight compression technology that enables 4K to be transported over legacy SDI infrastructure and modern IP production and contribution networks. Developed by Belgian AV tech company intoPIX, TICO
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April 14, 2015 Innovations

PERSEUS COMPRESSION TECH TO LAUNCH AT NAB

PERSEUS COMPRESSION TECH TO LAUNCH AT NAB

A growing consortium of more than 20 global companies including Hitachi Data Systems, Intel and Sky Italia will launch a range of compression products at NAB 2015 that offer up to three times the compression gains compared with H.264, HEVC and JPEG2000.   Led by UK video compression solutions provider V-Nova, the products are based
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April 10, 2015 Innovations

HDBaseIP: The Way of the Future?

HDBaseIP: The Way of the Future?

BlueRiver NT – another leap forward for AV kind Text:/ Andy Ciddor Just a few years ago I returned from the InfoComm show excited at having seen some prototypes of equipment built around the new, paradigm-shifting HDBaseT chipset from Valens. Designed to wring the maximum throughput from a category 5 UTP cable (about 11Gbps), this
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April 9, 2015 Innovations

SCALING AHEAD

SCALING AHEAD

Crestron has leapt ahead of the curve at ISE 2015 with the industry’s first 4K/60Hz scaler, which converts any resolution and frame rate to any other resolution and frame rate up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz. Other exhibitors at ISE touted similar products but these won’t be seen before InfoComm US in June. “What makes this
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February 18, 2015 Innovations

DANTE ULTIMO CHIPSETS UPGRADED

DANTE ULTIMO CHIPSETS UPGRADED

Audinate has announced enhancements to the Dante Ultimo low-channel chipsets including support for the Marvell 88E6320 gigabit switch, enabling robust daisy chaining of Dante devices with multicast filtering capability. The company has also released new Ultimo 2.1 firmware, adding several features for AV manufacturers building low channel-count products with Dante Ultimo such as device control
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January 13, 2015 Innovations

IEEE ADOPTING HDBASET STANDARD

IEEE ADOPTING HDBASET STANDARD

HDBaseT technology will be officially welcomed into the mainstream following an announcement today that two of its specifications have been approved for adoption into the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board portfolio. HDBaseT is a successful technology for long-distance ultra-high-definition distribution of digital media, with hundreds of HDBaseT-certified products in the market place. It enables all-in-one transmission
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January 7, 2015 Innovations