May 2011

Sound & Video Contractor May 2011
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Tech Showcases

Flatpanel Mounts Technology Showcase

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by Bennett Liles

Along with the ever-widening market for flatpanel displays, there has come an expansion of mounts....

Wireless Microphones Technology Showcase

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by Mark Johnson

You need to find a wireless microphone system that will suit your particular requirements....

Reviews

Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder

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by Jan Ozer

If you’re looking for inexpensive alternatives for on-location streaming, consider the software-only approach....

Lectrosonics ASPEN SPN Trio Audio Processor

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by John McJunkin

The ASPEN SPN Trio processor is powerful, versatile, and very reliable. ...

Features

Campus Network

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by Dan Daley

BYU-Idaho has a new Event Center facility with a state-of-the-art AV system....

Stretching AV Budgets

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by Bennett Liles

University budgets are shrinking, requiring AV planning and expenditure to be reevaluated....

Columns

SVC Redesigned

By Cynthia Wisehart

Welcome to our redesign. As those of you who have read Sound & Video Contractor these past three decades know, our mission has always been a technical one....

Video Case Studies

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By Don Kreski

There are many ways to create an effective video. Here are some tips....

Ideal HOW Acoustics

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By Bob McCarthy

How variable acoustics can create a continuously adaptive sound environment for contemporary houses of worship....

AV/IT Expertise: Programming Readiness

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By Patrick Barron

An often-asked question is: “Is the site ready?...

Special Effects at San Diego Air & Space Museum, Part 1

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With Bennett Liles

In attracting younger patrons, museums all over the country are installing small theaters with 3D video and 5.1 sound, but the experience goes beyond sight and sound to motion, aromas, and wind blasts. ...

Special Effects at San Diego Air & Space Museum, Part 2

With Bennet Liles

In museums all over the country MediaMation is taking theaters beyond 3D video and surround sound to moving seats, spraying water, and even smells in the air for a totally immersive experience. ...

High-impedance vs. Low-impedance Systems

By Jeffrey Miranda, president, NeoLogic Sound

The differences between low- and high-impedance speaker systems, while only minor, are still significant. ...

Pro AV at NAB

Christie L2K1000

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The Christie L2K1000 digital projector targets users demanding HD and HD+ resolution for medium to large venues....

Haivision Kraken IP Video Transcoder

Haivision debuted its Kraken Enterprise and Kraken ISR transcoding solutions at the 2011 NAB Show....

Vaddio Squiggle Video Whiteboard Kit

Vaddio has launched the Squiggle Video Whiteboard Kit designed for videoconferencing, educational, and corporate training facilities. ...

Canon VB Series Security Cameras

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Canon U.S.A. introduced its first 1.3-megapixel IP security cameras....

Utah Scientific UTAH-400 Embedded-audio Signal Processing

Utah Scientific introduced embedded-audio signal processing for its UTAH-400 digital routing switchers....

Yamaha Dugan-MY16 Card

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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems and Dan Dugan Sound Design announce the launch of the Dugan-MY16 card....

DK-Technologies DK Meter

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DK-Technologies has unveiled the DK Meter,the latest addition to its range of metering products....

Clear-Com HME DX210 Wireless Intercom

Clear-Com introduced the HME DX210 at the 2011 NAB Show....

Extron Electronics LockIt HDMI Cable Lacing Bracket

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Extron Electronics has introduced the LockIt HDMI Cable Lacing Bracket...

Auralex Acoustics SonoLite StudiofoamPro Panels

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Auralex Acoustics has introduced another addition to its line of products....

Sound Devices MixPre-D

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Sound Devices introduced the MixPre-D at this year’s 2011 NAB Show....

High Resolution Systems UDC-Touch

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High Resolution Systems has introduced its new line of UDC-Touch touchscreens....

Shure Axient Wireless Microphone System

Shure previewed its new Axient wireless microphone system....

Roland VC-30HD Video Converter

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Roland Systems Group announced the VC-30HD....

Broadcast Pix Granite 500

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Broadcast Pix introduced two new live video production systems, Granite 500 and Slate 500....

Wacom DTU-2231 Interactive Pen Display

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Wacom showcased the company’s latest interactive pen displays for digital content creation....

The Buzz

AMX TPControl for Android

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AMX has created an Android app for AMX control systems....

Allen Weidman to Lead InfoComm International Sustainability Efforts

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InfoComm International is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Weidman to the new position of Sustainability Officer....

NSCA at InfoComm 2011

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Where do you go for ideas to improve your company's productivity and learn about new business opportunities? ...

New Ways to Get the Most Out of Education at CEDIA EXPO 2011

How do you gain new business, diversify your services, improve your productivity and enhance your skill set? ...

Fantasy of Flight

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The mission of Fantasy of Flight is to encourage people to “reach beyond themselves.”...

Equipment Insurance: Take 1

Take 1’s specialty program has designed inland marine coverage for the entertainment industry....

Alcorn McBride Digital Binloop HD

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Alcorn McBride is now shipping the Digital Binloop HD, a 3RU product that provides playback of up to eight HD video channels. Ideal for themed entertainment...

Ebook: 10 Remedies for Everyday AV Problems

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10 Remedies for Everyday AV Problems is a special eBook produced by the editors of AV Technology...

Open Network Video Interface Forum

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ONVIF is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to standardize communication between network devices for the security market....

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