Monthly Archives: August 2010

MEDIA SOURCE SEES ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GLASS’ WITH THE FUJINON HA16x6.3 BERM HD LENS

WAYNE, N.J. – When Media Source made the leap to high definition in April 2008, the Memphis-based video production company purchased the Fujinon HA16x6.3 BERM HD lens from FUJIFILM Optical Devices to use with its primary HD cameras: the P2-based Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 and the Panasonic AJ-HDX900 tape-based DVCPRO HD camera.

With a production schedule filled with corporate and industrial videos, as well as local commercials and broadcast news shoots, Media Source uses its Fujinon HD lens constantly. “What convinced me to purchase the HA16x6.3 BERM HD lens was a collection of online reviews by DPs worldwide who had used the lens,” said Joe Incardona, president of Media Source. “The consensus was that for smaller HD production houses such as mine, this lens would give you the most bang for the buck. That’s because it’s like having two lenses in one – it’s a wide enough lens for great wide angle shots, and it’s a good everyday lens that’s long enough to move in on close-ups.”

Watch Incardona discuss his selection of a Fujinon HD lens for his company’s corporate/broadcast field and studio production and see the lens in action:

http://exposureroom.com/members/mediasource/9d1774ce2b0b424aa87a81f73e21e1d3/?im=Less

Incardona pairs the HPX3000 camera with the HA16x6.3 BERM lens for all production projects for which they also handle in-house post production. Media Source also uses the lens in its studio for greenscreen shoots, as well as for a monthly newsmagazine show for Memphis Light Gas & Water, the public utility company in Memphis.

When Media Source is booked for a location shoot for an out-of-town producer or broadcast network program such as 60 Minutes, the Fujinon HD lens is used with the HDX900 camera, so they can hand off HD tapes to the producer at the end of the shoot. “Recently, we used this configuration for a week of shooting for an episode of Unsung, the music documentary series,” Incardona said, “and for an exclusive interview with Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher that appears on the Blu-ray DVD release of The Blind Side.”

The HA16x6.3 BERM lens is very fast for an ENG field camera lens, according to Incardona. “With it wide open to f1.7, and using our daylight-color temperature lighting, we can achieve a beautiful shallow depth of field,” he added. The 2X extender has also enabled the team to get some unique landscape/outdoor shots, which was a major factor during a demanding three-day shoot in Hawaii for a series of HD stock footage location shoots for Embassy Suites Hotels.

“A colleague from my news days had a saying that stuck with me: ‘It’s all about the glass,’” said Incardona. “This has definitely been the case with our Fujinon lenses.”

About FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc.
FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about FUJIFILM broadcast and communications products, call (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at http://www.fujinonbroadcast.com.

(Effective July 1, 2010, FUJINON INC., a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets, is now FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.)

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FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc., 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600.
Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: http://www.fujinon.com.

Vizrt Introduces Viz Engine/Artist 3.3 at IBC 2010

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

At IBC 2010, taking place at RAI Amsterdam from September 9-13, 2010, Vizrt, http://www.vizrt.com, will introduce Viz Engine/Artist 3.3 at its booth: Hall 2, Stand B10. As a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, Vizrt is committed to expanding its systems’ functionality and cost-effective workflow to maximize its customers’ creativity and investment.

At IBC 2010, Vizrt will demonstrate groundbreaking advancements in real-time stereo 3D rendering, including the ability to insert real 3D graphics in true Z-space to enhance a stereoscopic production.

Vizrt will also demonstrate sophisticated virtual studio technology, hi-def 3D graphics, and unprecedented 3D visual effects, among other revolutionary live and studio event applications. One noteworthy demonstration will show breathtaking particle effects and animations created in real-time for Europe’s premiere live event, “The Eurovision Song Contest,” using Vizrt’s new RFxPlayer plug-in.

Viz Engine (rendering)/Artist (3D/2D modeling and animation) 3.3 and Viz Virtual Studio (virtual sets) support interactivity right out of the box. At IBC, there will be demos of the latest developments in interactivity, including the new multi-touch API within Viz Engine 3.3, and the new scripting functionality within Artist 3.3, which work in tandem to support a variety of multi-touch devices and displays.

Viz Engine/Artist 3.3 is a robust, fast, cost-effective platform for creating stereoscopic 3D graphics and video content for live sports, entertainment, and other premium TV shows. It includes the following new features and capabilities:

§ Support for Windows 7 and 64-bit processing provides 4GB of memory to both Viz Engines
§ Stereoscopic 3D rendering for live and post applications
§ Dual-channel configuration using Matrox X.Mio2 cards and two graphics cards enables two Viz Engines to run on one machine and render different content, such as the left eye/right eye of stereo 3D
§ Support for the Viz TrioOne configuration using Matrox X.Mio2 cards and two graphics cards enabling rendering of animated preview and program channel and the ability to run all software on the same platform
§ Frame-accurate control of the Viz Engine via Sealevel GPI card
§ High-quality chroma keyer
§ Freetext Search in conjunction with the new Viz GraphicHub 2.2 database system lets users enter search strings and create logical folders
§ HDR rendering, glow effects and soft shadows
§ Scene editor is now resizable and offers many views
§ Automatic resizing of the scene editor when the aspect ratio changes
§ More search and sort options in the scene tree
§ More widgets have tooltips now

The Viz Engine/Artist 3.3 platform is also extremely versatile and expandable thanks to efficient plugins, scripting, and an improved user interface. ExtraVizPlugins are now integrated within the Viz Engine installer so users no longer have to install them separately. Users also benefit from a growing, global community of Viz Engine/Artist experts and support technicians.

Vizrt CEO Martin Burkhalter says, “As the broadcast industry migrates to delivery and display of stereo 3D programming, Vizrt is dedicated to advancing cutting edge stereo 3D rendering technology for live and post production. Real-time stereo 3D rendering is being requested by more and more TV stations and networks worldwide. While stereo 3D television sets are a hot ticket item for early adopters, Vizrt is committed to perfecting stereo 3D technology because it is critical to the growing trend—producing captivating, innovative live sports and studio entertainment.”

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools.

Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, Tele5, laSexta, ETB, TV3, Antena3 and FC Barcelona, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

Press contacts:
Martin Burkhalter
CEO
+41 22 365 7501
mburkhalter@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown
CFO
+47 5351 8040
ofra@vizrt.com

SCHWARZ Financial Communication
Frank Schwarz
+49 611 1745 398 11
schwarz@schwarzfinancial.com

Vizrt Intros Viz Weather 2.2 and Viz World 10.2 at IBC

Advances Remove Bottlenecks in Weather Graphic and Map Creation

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

At IBC2010, taking place at RAI Amsterdam from September 9-13, Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand B10), Vizrt will introduce Viz Weather 2.2 and Viz World 10.2. These latest versions of Viz Weather and Viz World enhance Vizrt’s extensive product line and strengthen its overall, integrated production workflow.

Viz Weather, Vizrt’s template-based, real-time 3D weather solution, utilizes live weather data from a wide array of weather data providers to trigger high-resolution graphics and animations automatically. Viz Weather also fully integrates with Viz World for the creation of distinctive, branded, high-quality maps. Viz World, now version 10.2, was formerly known as Viz Curious Maps.

Viz Weather 2.2 offers enhanced interoperability with other Vizrt systems and enables Viz Weather pages to be played out from many other Vizrt play-out systems, including Viz Content Pilot, Viz Trio and Viz Multichannel. Rather than being confined to the weather graphics system, this ability gives broadcasters the unprecedented freedom to use their weather graphics in other systems, such as those for live news. This flexible workflow carries over to Viz World 10.2 because it integrates with Vizrt client applications. Rather than waiting for the graphics department to create maps on a one-off basis, anyone on the broadcast team—including producers, journalists, weather people and CG operators—can use the Viz World Client to create high-quality, template-based maps whenever they are needed. Maps created with Viz World can then be played in real-time by Viz Engine, without the need for lengthy recording and editing. The look of the maps is fully configurable by the station, allowing maps to be consistent with the station’s brand.

“We’re very excited about the latest versions of Viz Weather and Viz World because they eliminate the traditional bottlenecks and limitations associated with weather graphics and map creation,” explained Vizrt CEO Martin Burkhalter. “Now anyone in the broadcast chain can use the template-based workflow to quickly create the dynamic, customized weather graphics and maps they need. By making the production process faster and more efficient, the new capabilities and improved interoperability of Viz Weather 2.2 and Viz World 10.2 will raise production standards for our broadcast customers.”

Viz Weather 2.2 has many new features being introduced at this IBC, including:

§ Weather points database offers greater scalability, flexibility, and efficiency (For example, a ski resort point will have fields for snow depth, while a beach resort will have fields for water temperature and surf conditions.)
§ Particle simulations driven by weather data, including model data and image sequences
§ KML Import: ingest weather information from sources using the KML format
§ Telestration on weather maps: paint hand-drawn information on globe or flat weather maps during pre-production or live on-air
§ Enhanced support for live presentation on touch screens, including control over the weather playlist

Viz World 10.2 is also packed with new features, including:

§ KML import allowing the use of the abundant geographic material available on the Web in KML format
§ Map builder wizard for easy creation of complex templates for map creation
§ Improved usability in the Map Editor
§ Enhanced camera animations where camera can transition seamlessly from a zoom animation to a line tracing animation
§ Vector data (streets, borders, line shapes, etc.) can be rendered on terrain
§ Auto labeling of places and streets
§ Improved access for Microsoft Bing imagery
§ Better support for interactive navigation of maps using touch screens

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools.

Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, Tele5, laSexta, ETB, TV3, Antena3 and FC Barcelona, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

Press contacts:
Martin Burkhalter
CEO
+41 22 365 7501
mburkhalter@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown
CFO
+47 5351 8040
ofra@vizrt.com

SCHWARZ Financial Communication
Frank Schwarz
+49 611 1745 398 11
schwarz@schwarzfinancial.com

FOR-A: IBC 2010 PRESS PREVIEW

Stand 2.A51 RAI Amsterdam 10-14 September

Chessington, UK, August 19, 2010 – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, is introducing new products that offer practical solutions for today’s video professionals. These range from archiving file-based video to vision mixers and assistance for live 3D acquisition. At the show FOR-A is once again partnering with Brainstorm to present the latest developments in the award-winning VRCAM sensor-less virtual studio.

NEW
LTR-100HS – LTO-5 Video Archiving Recorder
Developed as a part of FOR-A’s on-going file-based workflow solutions, the new LTR-100HS video archiving recorder conveniently bridges the gap between video and file-based LTO-5 storage by means of a neat one-box solution. Housed in a half-width 3RU unit that includes an LCD video monitor, 2 terabytes of hard disc storage, VTR-style controls and an LTO-5 data cassette deck along with HD/SD-SDI video and audio connections. It records and replays file-based MEPG2 MXF at up to 50 Mb/s that, on the compact (102.0 x 105.4 x 21.5 mm) 1.5-terabyte LTO-5 cassettes, has a video running time of 50 hours. LTO-5’s Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is open technology, which enables reading and writing files on PCs as ordinary external storage, will be widely supported by many major companies in the IT industry. Users can store programmes or unedited footage onto LTO-5 cartridges, place them on the shelf, or take a pack of material on site to support OB or other remote operations – all within the file-based domain. The system is also suitable for creating large-scale archives.

Peter Jones, Managing Director FOR-A (UK), comments, “For years the industry has been striving to achieve tapeless workflows but when we got there people realised they still need tape. The LTR-100HS provides the answer with an easy way to store and replay video with file-based LTO-5 tape. It’s compact, fast, efficient and widely compatible with IT-based platforms.”

Image: LTR-100HS Archive Recorder

NEW
HVS-350HS Vision Mixer
The HVS-350HS is a new compact 1.5 M/E mixer in FOR-A’s HANABI range. Building on the success of the HVS-300HS 1 M/E, this low-cost versatile mixer is bundled with capabilities that offer wide scope for on-air presentation while greatly reducing the need for external interface and monitoring equipment.

The HVS-350HS provides eight inputs and outputs as standard, with expansion to 24 inputs and 12 outputs. HD/SD-SDI I/O is standard, with a variety of other formats available to support analogue video and PC sources. Built-in frame synchronizers on each input and a resizing engine on four inputs allow asynchronous signals – including HD, SD, analogue, and PC video – to be mixed into the same programme.

Other standard features include two keyers and four DSK channels with 2.5D DVE, four stills stores and a dual-channel 16-split multi-viewer. The HVS-350HS also provides more than 100 2D and 3D transitions and effects including dual-channel 3D DVE, along with two channels of dedicated picture-in-picture with 2.5D DVE, event memory and sequence functions, an on-screen display for easy setting changes, a four-screen video-wall function and stereoscopic 3D provision.

A new 1.5 M/E traditional control panel, optimised for the HVS-350HS, includes 20 bus buttons, dedicated fade levers for M/E and P/P buses, three-axis joystick and a USB interface for storing and recalling stills and switcher set-ups. The control panel is connected to the 3 RU main unit by a single BNC cable – meaning that monitoring and control are connected to the main unit by just two BNC cables. There are four additional ways to operate the HVS-350HS, including a new 1.5 M/E rack-sized panel and PC software.

Image: HVS-350U control panel

NEW
CEQ-100HS HD/SD Colour Equalizer/3D Processor
FOR-A is renowned for its image processing capabilities and the new CEQ-100HS Colour Equalizer makes good use of these to support live 3D production with easy-to-use controls. Using image recognition technology the CEQ-100HS provides a suite of corrective features including accurate automatic colour calibration of two live camera channels. Storage is included for reference colour calibration / correction parameters as well as for standard colour calibration charts. Each of the two channels includes a frame synchroniser.

The CEQ-100HS also provides corrections that include axis and vertical adjustments between the two cameras of a stereo 3D rig as well as calculating the parallax. There is a 3D encoder so that 3D monitoring options are possible for live 3D camera checks. The control GUI breaks new ground by providing clear straightforward adjustments of 3D parameters. Applications include equalising the two cameras of beam-splitter 3D rigs, where the cameras receive different light via the half-mirrored splitter. Here the horizontal/vertical flips is aslo useful.

Image: CEQ-100HS 3D processor and GUI

NEW
FA-9500 Multi-purpose Signal Processor
The FA-9500 is THE multi-purpose signal processor and frame synchroniser that features a modular design to provide a one-box solution for the required mix of video and audio processing needs. A replacement for the popular FA-9100, the FA-9500 offers a huge range functions including support for 3G-SDI, HD/SD-SDI, and composite analogue video, up/down/cross and aspect ratio converters, a colour corrector and automatic video optimisation (AVO). There are also options to add more I/Os, frame-rate conversion, logo generation and Dolby E encoder and decoder.

Image: FA-9500 Multi-purpose signal processor.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information visit our web site at http://www.for-a.com

Contacts
FOR-A (UK) Limited:
Peter Jones
+44 (0)20 8391 7979
peter.jones@for-a.co.uk
http://www.for-a.com

Press:
Europe
Bob Pank
T +44 1342 836056
bob@pank.org.uk

KUSI DEBUTS LOCAL HD NEWS WITH NEW JVC PROHD ENG, STUDIO CAMERAS

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that KUSI, an independent station serving San Diego (DMA #28), purchased 11 JVC GY-HM700 ProHD camcorders for high definition ENG work. After more than two years of planning, the McKinnon Broadcasting Company station launched its local news in HD on April 1.

KUSI is an independent station with a truly local focus. The station broadcasts six and a half hours of live news on weekdays and weekends, plus live newsbreaks every hour between newscasts. According to Richard Large, KUSI chief engineer, some of the station’s local news competitors have HD studios, but still shoot SD in the field.

“We wanted a full HD newscast, so we needed to find a cost-effective ENG camera that would deliver excellent images and a file-based workflow,” Large explained. “JVC was able to provide the cameras we needed and keep us on budget. Our GY-HM700 ENG camcorders deliver an excellent balance of image quality, reliability, workflow, and value.”

Tapeless acquisition was a requirement for KUSI’s transition to HD. Large said the GY-HM700’s use of non-proprietary SDHC cards was ideal for the station’s workflow plans. Plus, the ProHD camcorders can record native .MOV files, so personnel do not have to waste time transcoding footage to edit packages using the station’s Apple Final Cut Pro workstations.

“Our shooters really like the new JVC camcorders,” Large added. “Even though they are considerably lighter than the camcorders they replaced, the shoulder-mount GY-HM700s still look and feel like traditional ENG cameras. We are shooting 720p in the field, and the image quality from these JVC camcorders is very good.”

JVC ProHD cameras are also a part of the new KUSI studio setup, which features five JVC GY-HD250 cameras. “Since our HD makeover, we have received a lot of comments from viewers on how good our newscast looks,” noted Large. “We’ve even received some compliments from other broadcasters in the area.”

ABOUT JVC U.S.A.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC U.S.A. is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

Vizrt Announces Full Slate of Updated, Real-Time Production Solutions for IBC 2010

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

At IBC this year, Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand B10) will demonstrate its evolution into a company with a thoroughly broad approach and an expanding customer base. With a reputation built on industry-leading graphic solutions for high-profile events, Vizrt now possesses a full range of real-time production tools geared for original programming, sports, elections, news, weather, finance, media asset management, character generation, and online publishing and delivery.

Vizrt will showcase new versions of almost all of its products at IBC 2010. Among the most significant news though for Vizrt at IBC is the finalization of its acquisition of Adactus, a Norwegian developer of multimedia delivery platforms. This technology merger opens the door to the transport and delivery of video to all types of mobile devices as well as the web. At IBC, Vizrt will demo its media asset management (MAM) enterprise solution and its integration within the news production workflow for both television and online delivery, which takes advantage of the Adactus technology.

Vizrt will offer a preview of its latest media asset management system in a box, Viz Video Hub 3. The system integrates with Adactus’ scalable content delivery platform, allowing expanded import support for many file formats. Viz Video Hub 3 sports a completely revamped user interface and a fundamental redesign of its core architecture. The integrated solution now takes care of the complete chain of ingesting, adapting and publishing content to the variety of formats and consumer terminals where the end user consumes content.

Vizrt has developed an overall, automated content adaption workflow that ensures video is optimized when distributed to relevant devices. “The big news is that we’re also doing this for graphics,” explained Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO, Vizrt. “For the first time, the correct graphics can be inserted seamlessly to iPads, Android phones or any other video-capable device. This solves a huge headache for all content owners. What was previously considered impossible is now easy.”

Operating in tandem with this integration, is the development of an even tighter workflow for video, graphics and online publishing, which creates more streamlined content re-use and web site creation. As one example, Vizrt will showcase its Vizrt Sports Online software package that incorporates all the creative tools and widgets necessary to get a sports website up and running right out of the box. It features a sports website template based solely on Escenic widgets, and full video, graphics and data integration. One of the first Vizrt Sports Online customers recently used the system to create a dedicated World Cup page in a matter of weeks.

For more information, please click on http://vizrt.com/multimedia/archive/00002/SportsOnline_Brochure_2471a.pdf

Vizrt’s Online Suite integrates the production, management, delivery and distribution of digital media content. It merges newsrooms operations for print, web, mobile and broadcast.

“Video and graphics now publish seamlessly from Escenic Content Studio and automatically follow a path of optimized distribution to all devices such as iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and 1700 other mobile devices – and now include optimized graphics for all devices,” said Jakobsen. “The widget framework in Content Studio also makes it easier than ever to create new or evolve existing web-sites.”

This integration is made possible by the adoption of a common architecture within the Vizrt product platform. An increasing number of Vizrt products now support a REST (Representational State Transfer) API, such as the newest version of Viz Video Hub, underlying the company’s effort to make its platform compatible with third party products and partner products. The latest release of Viz Media Sequencer Engine, the central software component used by many standard Vizrt products such as Viz Content Pilot, Viz Trio, and Viz Weather now comes with REST API.

As it typically does, Vizrt will display innovations for studio and live event applications at IBC. Among the most visually striking examples of the company’s work will be its stereoscopic 3D demonstrations. Vizrt will show a 3D stereoscopy wall and a virtual studio set up that will output virtual objects, 3D stereoscopic video, graphics and effects never seen before. “We’ll show a revolutionary stereoscopic sports production that demonstrates a significantly less expensive but improved system with greater depth,” said Jakobsen. “Adding the insertion of real 3D graphics in true z-space into a stereoscopic production is a huge, demonstrable improvement to today’s stereoscopic work.”

Interactivity plays a key role within the Vizrt concept. Most of its products, such as Viz Artist, Viz Engine, and Viz Virtual Studio, to name a few, support interactivity out of the box. At IBC, there will be several demos showing the latest developments in interactivity within the Vizrt product line. This will include a new multi-touch API within Viz Engine, Version 3.3, for support of more multi-touch devices. At IBC, Vizrt will also show the scripting functionality of Viz Artist for multi-touch displays.

New versions of Viz Weather and Viz World – the new version of Viz Curious Maps client and server edition – will be among other IBC highlights. Viz Weather is a complete 3D real-time weather solution. It integrates with a broad range of weather-data providers and can trigger graphics and animations automatically. The solution is fully integrated with the new Viz World for the creation of branded high-quality maps.

The new version, Viz Weather 2.2, includes better interoperability with other Vizrt systems and enables Viz Weather pages to be played out from any other Vizrt playout system, such as Viz Content Pilot, Viz Trio, and Viz Multichannel. Vizrt customers can now use graphics initially produced for weather in other systems across the TV station. With the new Viz World, Version 10.2, producers, journalists, weather people and CG operators can use templates to produce dynamic, branded maps.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools.

Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, Tele5, laSexta, ETB, TV3, Antena3 and FC Barcelona, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

Press contacts:
Martin Burkhalter
CEO
+41 22 365 7501
mburkhalter@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown
CFO
+47 5351 8040
ofra@vizrt.com

SCHWARZ Financial Communication
Frank Schwarz
+49 611 1745 398 11
schwarz@schwarzfinancial.com

HOLOGRAMS GET TOUCHY

16 August 2010, InAVate

Holograms are set to get another dimension as researchers at the University of Tokyo develop tactile response for mid-air displays. The system consists of three components; a holographic display, a hand tracker and a tactile display. The tactile display produces force on the user’s hand without any contact by using radiation pressure of airborne ultrasound. Researchers pinpoint possible applications in digital signage.

URL to original article: http://www.inavateonthenet.net/article.aspx?ArticleID=35830