First Chilfest a resounding success for UEP

UEP’s first ever Chilfest The festival attracted around 5000 people the first day at Pendley Meadow in Tring, Hertfordshire, and reached its 7000 capacity on the second night. UEP’s Steve Butcher – who came up with the ambitious idea to celebrate the Tring based industry technical production company’s 15th birthday. UEP supplied all lighting equipment and visuals – LED screen and cameras – and asked HPSS from Hull on board to look after the PA system. Ben Cash and Dave Amos of Flare Lighting – a London based visual design duo – were commissioned by Butcher to create an overall production design based on being flexible and dynamic to cover […]

Eyeheight announces plug-in legaliser for Final Cut Pro X

Eyeheight complianceSuiteFCX complianceSuiteFCX allows true file-based work-flows from concept to playout by enabling users to verify and conform their content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system, all from within Final Cut. The legaliser is designed for use with high end video source files used for broadcast content production. It supports any combination of file formats and source colour-space available in Final Cut Pro X. Capabilities include composite, RGB, RGB-plus-Y and simultaneous composite-plus-RGB legalising, all with user-adjustable soft clipping at high and low thresholds. High-precision colour-space conversion allows accurate limiting to ensure gamut compliance while keeping the full gamut available for creative use. complianceSuiteFCX users can select from […]

Royal birth inspires JCDecaux Transvision screen campaign

Royal baby campaign by The Sun on JCDecaux’s Transvision rail screen The accompanying text reads “Your Royal Highness, Meet your fellow future rulers of the world”. It was one of several Royal birth-inspired digital screen displays including the BT Tower screen’s ‘It’s a boy’ message and a Johnson & Johnson ad on Outdoor Plus featuring a baby being bathed with the text: “We Treat All Babies Like Royalty”. In 2010, Hello! Magazine used JCDecaux’s PrimeTime screens to announce the publication of a “Souvenir Edition” of the celebrity mag which congratulated and commemorated the couple after their official engagement. Your Comment Cancel reply

ADJ’s Portable Mega TRI38 for ‘entertainers on the go’

ADJ’s Portable Mega TRI38 Sys With Wireless Foot Control An all-in-one portable RGB LED wash system, the Mega TRI38 Sys features a wireless battery-powered foot controller that gives the performer command over functions like Black Out, Sound Activation, Programs and Color from distances up to 60 feet/19M – all with a tap of the toe. It’s a complete system that generates bright, smoothly-blended RGB color washes, all in one package. Included the Mega TRI38 Sys are: 4 x par-style LED wash fixtures; 1 x battery-powered foot controller;  1 x tripod lighting stand;  1 x stand bag; 1 x soft case for the lighting system. Each 4 par-style fixture is powered […]

New firmware for LEDView530 switcher/scaler

LEDView530 PIP is used for the composition of a single displayed image comprised of background content plus a second windowed input channel, viewed on one single LED videowall. Typically the background content will be computer generated. The LEDView530 supports virtually all sources including Mac and PC and the PIP content is a video feed either direct from a camera or via a vision mixer, typically over 3G or HD-SDI. LEDVIew530’s PIP is inserted within the defined output pixel area, so once the overall picture size has been set to suit the LED videowall using Calibre UK’s per-edge-based left/right/top/bottom sizing mechanism ensuring the PIP is automatically sized proportionately within that defined […]

Video distributor appoints specialist AV Channel Manager

Jon Hubery – AV Channel Manager, Holdan The role will involve supporting AV installers, dealers and resellers to integrate video technology cost-effectively and intelligently into their projects. The position has been filled by, who joins Holdan from AV manufacturer, TV One. Allan Leonhardsen, director of Holdan, commented: “As a distributor of broadcast and video technology, we have always worked closely with AV companies. We often find that we have complementary skillsets: our knowledge of broadcast cameras, vision mixing and media streaming can add a dynamic element to AV installations and video communication systems so we are excited to be working with Jon, who will help us increase the support we can […]

Shell Oil To Spend Over $115 Million to Reduce Air Pollution

The Department of Justice, EPA and Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships (Shell) have agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large Shell refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas. Shell agreed to spend at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and will pay a $2.6 million civil penalty. In addition, Shell has agreed to spend $1 million on a state-of-the-art system to monitor benzene levels at the fenceline of the refinery and chemical plant near a residential neighborhood and school and to make the data available to the public through a web site. “The innovative emission […]

MGC Lighting recruits Medical Sales Assistant in Valencia office

Javier Martinez – MCG’s new Medical Sales Assistant MGC, which also has offices in Ipswich and Suffolk in the UK, has recruited Javier Martinez in the role of Medical Sales Assistant. Martinez is an experienced commercial sales professional with specialist knowledge of medical lamps, medical light guide cables and special batteries. His responsibilities in his new role will involve selling lamps, batteries and diagnostic equipment to Spanish companies offering medical and diagnostic services. Commenting on his new role, Javier said: “I am very excited about the opportunities that exist at MGC and will endeavour to be a real asset to the business to help make the medical and scientific department […]

New N-vest employee to develop training video programmes

Paul Ross, N-vest Paul Ross is an experienced Microsoft product trainer and videographer who has been creating video training programmes for more than five years from his fully-equipped video production studio. He will spearhead the launch of N-vest bespoke video training a library of video training materials for use in N-vest end-user product training and N-vest sales coaching programmes for AV channel businesses. Paul Ross says: “Learning to use software and hardware can be a daunting task, and video is a great way to help your staff and customers to learn at their own pace and build the confidence and competence they need to get up and running smoothly. “We […]

Senate Confirms Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor

President Barack Obama, when announcing Thomas Perez as his pick to be the next Secretary of Labor on March 18, called Perez a “consensus builder.” Perez finally got the consensus of the Senate, who confirmed his nomination 4 months later, on July 18. Perez comes to DOL from the Department of Justice, where he headed DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. The son of Dominican immigrants, Perez is an attorney who helped pay his way through college by working as a garbage collector, to the American people. Prior to joining DOJ, Perez served as secretary for Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, where he helped implement the country’s first statewide living-wage law. […]