New TSG Facility Offers Expanded Area to Accommodate Growth

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Technical Services Group (TSG), a leading broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, today announced the company has completed its move to its new facility in Baton Rouge. With 36,000 square feet of interior floor space, the building is almost six times larger than the company’s previous headquarters.

The new building’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse and staging area, complete with tractor trailer loading zonesand multiple forklifts, can accommodate equipment needs for larger projects. There are also dedicated, climate controlled areas for fabrication, integration and training. Instead of being limited to working on one project at a time due to space constraints, TSG teams can use the separate areas to work on multiple projects concurrently.

Marshall Cameras Enhance Kent State University’s eSports Live Streams Without Any Player Distractions

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Kent State University originally launched its eSports program in the Fall of 1998 and it was the beginning of something big. Today, with a community of over 400 students and growing daily, the University currently competes at a varsity level in the Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and Hearthstone competitions. Looking to enhance live streams by capturing athlete reactions and interactions with other players and team members, Jason Forbes, broadcast engineer at Kent State University, Teleproductions turned to the miniature CV503 POV and full featured CV730 PTZ cameras from Marshall Electronics.

The University was already very familiar with Marshall, as its cameras are used throughout the campus for some of its traditional sports and as observation cameras for classrooms and labs. The design and integration of Kent State’s 12-seat V-style arena gaming space was done entirely in-house with an assist from Heartland Video, which provided most of the video production gear. The use of Marshall’s ultra-compact cameras allowed the team to enhance its live streams to Twitch without causing any player distractions or interference.

Eliminating Artifacts when Shooting LED Video Screens: Global Shutter Camera Technology

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Most of us have seen slowly-moving dark bands or thin lines when shooting video with large LED displays in the frame. The LED screen could be the focus of the shot or just in the background, but either way, these unwanted artifacts detract from the visual experience and vary in size, number, intensity, and movement depending on multiple factors.

Most of these artifacts are caused by the type of imagers used in the cameras. Modern video and still cameras use CMOS sensors to capture images, and most have been “rolling shutter” CMOS imagers. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of the latest development in CMOS sensors – “global shutter” – and how global shutter imagers can greatly reduce or eliminate LED display artifacts.

ClearOne Re-Launches Traveling ClearOne Re-Connections Tour to Reconnect with Commercial AV Integrators and End-User Customers!

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In another sign that the world, and the commercial AV industry in specific, is returning to business as usual, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a leading global provider of audio and visual communications solutions, today announced the reboot of its highly successful national road show, now renamed the “ClearOne Re-Connections Tour,” which is presently on the road visiting cities in different parts of the country.

AV over IP Basics with Guest Presenter Jose Mozota

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As networks continue to converge in the enterprise, in smart/connected buildings and in commercial spaces, with the demand for multicast and multipoint to multipoint AV distribution over ever increasing distances, as well as streaming, and remote control, AV over IP is becoming a widespread technology.

The increase in deployment of 10G networks, coupled with the cost reduction per port, the market push of manufacturers with switches designed for AV over IP and the development of low latency, visually lossless compression has resulted in an increased deployment of the solution.

Magewell Shares Educational Resources About Live Streaming for Houses of Worship

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Magewell has added a new section to its website to make it easier for church technical teams and volunteers to learn more about live streaming and the company’s relevant products. Combining fresh content with curated existing material, the compilation features best practices articles, tutorials, case studies, and focused product information to help houses of worship start streaming for the first time or enhance their existing streaming workflows.

“While some churches have been streaming their worship services for many years, the pandemic took streaming to a whole new level of importance,” said Amy Zhou, Sales Director at Magewell. “Even as worshippers return to church sanctuaries, streaming will continue to play a crucial role for followers who do not feel comfortable coming back or are unable to attend in person. Many churches rely almost entirely on volunteers for their video operations who may have little or no previous streaming experience, so we wanted to make it easier for them to find relevant resources on our website.”

Pathport: Redefining the Entertainment Lighting Industry for 20 Years

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Pathway Connectivity celebrates 20 years since the Pathport product launch and the impact it has made to the industry. In the spring of 2001, Pathway Connectivity sent out the first shipment of what is now considered one of the most recognized and regarded Pathway products ‐ Pathport. This product marked a new beginning in entertainment lighting technology, launching into the market as one of the very first of its kind.

Pathway Connectivity, previously known as Gray Interfaces, was well known, and respected in the industry as leaders in DMX interface and distribution. Though the portfolio included systems for larger scale DMX distribution, the founder and president at the time, David Higgins, recognized an emerging market trend to Ethernet and the opportunity for the DMX512 product to add this capability. Soon after, the DMX over Ethernet Gateway was launched!

MAXHUB® Selects Exertis ProAV For North American Distribution

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MAXHUB, a premier provider of collaborative communication and interactive class delivery solutions, is pleased to announce the company has reached agreement with Exertis ProAV for distribution of MAXHUB products throughout the US and Canada. World renowned for providing industry-leading AV and IT system solutions for resellers in every major vertical market, Exertis ProAV (formerly Stampede) is the oldest and largest provider of Pro AV solutions in the Americas. The two companies’ agreement became effective in May 2021.

The new agreement specifies that Exertis ProAV will carry MAXHUB’s Direct View Integrated LED Wall Display and UC Series product lines and distribute them to AV dealers and system integrators throughout North America—in both the US and Canada. MAXHUB selected Exertis for this important partnership as they are a global company, and their salespeople are very knowledgeable of the Pro AV market and the products they represent.

Magewell Celebrates a Decade of Video I/O, Streaming and IP Workflow Innovation

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Video interface and IP workflow innovator Magewell is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. Growing significantly from its roots as a custom hardware design firm for third-party software developers, the company has established itself as a global leader in video capture, conversion, and streaming solutions that help video production and AV professionals thrive in the dynamically evolving media technology landscape.

Magewell spent its first year in business primarily as an engineering company, developing robust hardware modules on an OEM basis for vendors of solutions such as lecture capture systems. However, with its own innovative technology ideas and industry vision, Magewell soon branched out by creating its own product lines for end users spanning the professional AV and media production markets. The company also established a worldwide network of expert distributors, resellers, and systems integrators that has been crucial to the company’s international success.