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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spraker.tv customer Portland Timbers named “Best of 2013” for Game Operations

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Oscars, Tonys, and Grammys, but did you know there were awards for the best game operations by sports teams? Gameops.com has named spraker.tv client Portland Timbers as one of the top game operations crew of 2013: The Portland Timbers is another team who seems to do everything at a high-level.  Particularly since their elevation to the MLS in 2011,…

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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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IBC: EditShare announces a new budget-friendly shared storage system with advanced project and media sharing for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Lightworks editors

IBC (the NAB of Europe) is underway. The folks at EditShare have been busy with a new version of their Flow asset management product but apparently they had some spare time: “The attractive price point gives facilities on a tight budget a much better storage option than a generic NAS that, in many cases, will neither provide edit-in-place performance nor support a complete media and…

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Western Rep announces exciting new Broadcast & AV partners

MELD Technology, Utah Scientific and Portalis are now part of the Western Rep family.  They join industry leaders Marshall Electronics, SVSi and other innovative manufacturers who have selected Western Rep to be their sales team in the Northwest. MELD Technology provides a complete range of multicast broadcast solutions for Over-The-Air broadcast, Digital Cable and IPTV. Your content on any number of displays made easy. Utah…

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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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