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Marshall Expands Miniature Camera Line with USB-Powered Camera for Streaming and Collaborative Applications

In home_page, Product News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Marshall Electronics announces the release of a new addition to its popular line of miniature cameras for broadcast and pro AV, the new CV502-U3 High-Definition USB POV Camera. It offers the connectivity, performance and reliability required for huddle rooms and web streaming applications with professional adjustment settings, interchangeable lenses and secure mounting options.

Designed for simple plug-and-play connectivity on any Mac, PC or Linux system supporting USB 3.0 input infrastructure, the CV502-U3 uses video capture drivers included with common computer software and soft codecs. Through the use of UVC 1.5, common teleconference and video capture programs can adapt best resolution and frame rate for optimal performance. Marshall also offers free downloadable software for manual adjustment and control where applications require it.

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Analog Way Appoints Valérie Gérôme as Global Communications Manager

In Audio, home_page, Industry News by tfwm

Analog Way, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative equipment dedicated to the professional AV industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Valérie Gérôme as Global Communications Manager.

In a continuously growing and changing pro-AV industry, Valérie will support Analog Way’s fast-paced growth and success by translating the new business strategy into global communications activities to raise awareness of the company as well as its cutting-edge products and services. She will drive the communications activities from the company’s headquarters near Paris, France, where she is based, along with the American and Asian-Pacific headquarters. Valérie will report to Philippe Vitali, Analog Way’s Marketing and Communications Director.

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Vista Systems’ Spyder picked for Video Projection System in Faith Bible’s New Sanctuary

In Install News by tfwm

Spyder X20 Front TransparentWhen Faith Bible Church, a Bible-centered church in The Woodlands, Texas, built a new 900-seat sanctuary, Houston-area AV contractor Hairel Enterprises selected a Vista Systems Spyder X20 0808 as a key component of the new video projection system.

Faith Bible marks the first use of a Vista Spyder by Hairel, which provided full AV and theatrical lighting for the sanctuary.  “I knew about Spyder and got in touch with Vista because I thought it would be a perfect fit for this installation,” says systems designer Bruce Simmons.  “My cold call to Vista turned into a four-hour conversation.  They arranged for a demo, and the church was elated by what they saw.”  The video projection system will be operational in late January 2015.

The new sanctuary has a raised platform area at its center.  A motorized 25×9-foot screen drops down from the ceiling for use in worship services and special events and productions.  Two additional 16×9-foot screens flank the center screen and are permanently affixed to the walls.  A two-projector center edge blend and the two outer single-projector images are accomplished with four Barco RLMW8 projectors and a Spyder X20 with 8 inputs and 8 outputs.

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Projection Mapping Primer

In Product News, Web Articles by tfwm

Excerpt from: The Book of Transformations, from Christie

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Great projection mapping projects are the successful combination of powerful ideas and compelling structures, the right technologies, experienced, skilled people and creative work that make audiences stare in wonder.

Getting started requires an understanding of the stakeholders, technologies and operating demands, as well as how to think beyond a structure or object as a screen, and develop a big idea and plan that has a lasting impact.

Defining the key players
There are many players who are involved in conceptualizing, creating and appreciating stunning projection mapping displays. The following are some of the groups that come together for a typical installation, but this may vary depending on the project…

Read more from The Book of Transformations here…