Directionless in Seattle

So here’s my #CoachK story. In 1989 Duke was in Seattle for the Final Four. I had just graduated from WSU with my shiny new Broadcast Production degree and was hired for the week by CBS-TV as a runner – the lowliest of all broadcast jobs. But it was network TV right? Coach K’s Blue Devils lost in the semifinals on Saturday so Sunday he…

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NAB 2017: EditShare EFS for All!

To learn more about all of the new EditShare shared storage and asset management announcements, stop by the booth #SL9716. EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced the introduction of the XStream EFS 200 and XStream EFS 300 storage products. Like other XStream EFS products, these new products are based on the EditShare File System and provide dynamic performance…

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See EditShare at MTE in Seattle & Portland

EditShare is proud to once again be a part of MTE – the Media Technology Expo taking place at Fremont Studios in Seattle on October 4th and Portland at the Left Bank Annex near the Moda Center on October 6th. Come learn more about EditShare’s IBC announcements including Remote Editing, Cloud-Based MAM and Scalable 4K/UHD Storage. Dozens of other top manufacturers will be there as…

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NAB 2016: Sony debuts next generation of SRG PTZ cameras

Capture and share high-quality Full HD images with simultaneous streaming via IP, 3G-SDI and HDMI This year at NAB Sony (C11001) will show off the latest in it’s popular SRG PTZ line. The versatile SRG-360SHE is a high-performance Full HD remote network camera that’s ideal for use in lecture theaters, auditoriums and Houses of Worship, as well as corporate, governmental and telemedicine applications. Its excellent…

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Hot Trends. Cool Tools. Solutions for Success…from EditShare, Sony, Utah Scientific and more at NAB 2015

NAB 2015 is home to the world’s largest collection of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment. Get the first look at new products, discover import/export opportunities, and experience next-generation technologies through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations…and a visit with Western Rep.  We’ll be on the floor and in the booths of all our partners.  Make an appointment or give us a call on the show…

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EditShare @ Oregon SBE Meetings

Dave Spraker of spraker.tv presented on behalf of EditShare at the January meetings of the Oregon chapters of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He discussed the process of “Building a Collaborative, File-based Infrastructure: Centralized Storage, Media Asset Management, and Archival.”  If you missed the presentation, just email Dave to get a copy. If you two or more editors, you’ll find ways to help them –…

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KGW-TV Profiles OMPA Members now eligible for new Oregon Tax Credits

A nice double feature of stories on KGW NewsChannel 8 (my former employer) last night talking about the new tax credits for local filmmakers, production companies and video game designers.  While the stories focused on the later, the Oregon Film Office program is designed to increase local production jobs by offering a tax credit for smaller productions (not Grimm or major motion pictures which already…

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Media Technology Expo comes to Seattle & Portland next week – sign up for free today!

Western Rep Associates is proud to be a part of the 2nd Annual Media Technology Expo October 1st in Seattle and October 3rd in Portland. Western Rep’s Dave Spraker and Dave Herget will be there with many of our top manufacturers.  See the latest display and IP cameras from Marshall Electronics, reliable yet cost effective routers from Utah Scientific, get control of your control room…

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ESPN announce closure of 3D channel

“Due to limited viewer adoption of 3D services to the home, ESPN is discontinuing ESPN 3D.” Not really a surprise to me given the total lack of enthusiasm at NAB this year.   You can look back on a blog post I wrote in 2010 when ESPN shot the Ducks in 3D. I just got thru with working eight days of college baseball for ESPN as…

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Your personal invitation to the OMPA Classic – Golf, Croquet & Party

Mark your calendar for the industry’s official “summer skip day,” the OMPA Classic.  It’s our major fundraiser for the Oregon Media Production Association and this year there is even more to do than ever before.  So come network, have some fun and support OMPA and our scholarship fund! For all my vendor friends – sponsoring part of this event provides a great opportunity to get…

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