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Boxx Communications Provides Panavision with Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Systems


Boxx Communications announced that it is delivering 12 more Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast Systems to Panavision . The Meridian System, which was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) for further Sci-Tech awards consideration, delivers high-quality, uncompressed SD and HD video over license-exempt channels, with zero delay. This technology works with all formats (composite, component, SDI and HDSDI) and frame rates, allowing for affordable, new SD and HD transmission for broadcasting.

The Meridian supports full 4:2:2 video for all formats up to 1080/30p, and delivers uncompressed, artifact-free broadcast video with in-sync sound to integrate seamlessly with coax cameras switched live.

The Meridian system is used in a variety of settings frequently found on feature film and TV productions, at live broadcasts of sports, worship, award ceremonies and news, and in large screen presentations.

Panavision has deployed the Boxx TV Meridian for several feature films, including Transformers, Let’s Be Cops and Pacific Rim, and on TV shows including Dallas, CSI, NCIS, Army Wives and Body of Proof.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.