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Convergent Design sweeps NAB 2011, Receives Three Awards for Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder

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(May 2, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO) NAB 2011 was a banner show for Convergent Design with a 400% increase in booth traffic and the reception of three prestigious “Best of Show” awards for their new Gemini 4:4:4 video recorder.

The revolutionary Gemini 4:4:4 records uncompressed HD video onto affordable 1.8” SSD media from Dual/Single link HD-SDI 4:4:4/4:2:2 sources, with full S-Log support and user-programmable LUTs. Easily mistaken for simply an LCD monitor, the all-in-one camera-mountable Gemini includes a high-bright 5.0” LCD and recording / playback capability with industry-leading size, weight (1 lb), and power (8-15 Watts), in a milled aluminum case. Gemini can further be enhanced with optional 3D firmware which includes independent left/right channel recording with multiple output formats, including anaglyph, side-by-sides and luma differencing.

During the NAB 2011 show, Convergent Design’s Gemini recorder received the Vidy award from Videography magazine, the Mario Award from TV Technology magazine and the Pick Hit award from Broadcast Engineering magazine.

The Best of Show Vidy Awards recognize achievement in the advancement of arts and science of video technology. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show Vidy Awards for Videography. “Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition,” says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. “Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading publication.”

Organized in 1993, the Mario Awards were established to recognize manufacturers whose products represent significant technical breakthroughs¾many of these products have gone on to significantly impact the future of video technology. The awards are named after Mario Orazio, a pseudonym for a nameless engineer and a renowned technology columnist for TV Technology who pens the industry’s most widely read column “The Masked Engineer.” The awards are given out annually at the NAB convention to companies that demonstrate forward thinking and technical excellence in their products.

“Mario scours the NAB show floor for the 10 most innovative products that represent the pinnacle of technical achievement. We are proud to present these awards on behalf of the ‘Masked Engineer,’” said TV Technology Editor Tom Butts.

With a long history, Broadcast Engineering Pick Hits are the most prestigious technical awards given at the NAB Show. A panel of independent judges toured the show floor for three days, looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then met to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the products can bring to a facility’s operation. Broadcast Engineering editors and publishers have no vote in the selection process.

“Convergent Design is honored to receive these three prestigious awards. These awards represent a strong vote of confidence in our company and the overall direction of our product and market development”, noted Mike Schell, President of Convergent Design.

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Videography Announces 2011 NAB Best of Show Vidy Award Winners

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Videography magazine, published by NewBay Media, announced its Best of Show Vidy Awards at the 2011 NAB Show.

NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group of products, which also includes videography.com, DV magazine, DV.com, Digital Video Expo, DigitalContentProducer.com, Millimeter.com, and the Creative Planet Communities, is uniquely poised to recognize the full spectrum video technology on display here at NAB. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show Vidy Awards for Videography.

The Best of Show Vidy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology. The Videography Vidy Awards is one of the longest-running NAB awards programs.

The 2011 Videography Vidy Awards winners are:

  • 1 Beyond Wrangler SuprDupr Portable Media Duplication System
  • AJA Video Systems KONA 3G with 4K Update
  • Avid PhraseFind Powered by Nexidia
  • bebob Hot-Swap Adapter ML-120
  • Canon U.S.A. FK14.5-60 Wide-Angle Cine Lens
  • Cel-Soft Cel-Scope3D Stereoscopic Analyzer
  • Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder
  • Dashwood Cinema Solutions Stereo3D CAT
  • Fraunhofer IIS CURATOR Archive Suite
  • Innovision Optics Spintec Rain Deflector
  • Matrox MXO2 Support for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder
  • Miller Compass 25 Fluid Head
  • NVIDIA Quadro Cards with CUDA Technology
  • P+S Technik 16Digital SR Mag
  • Panasonic AG-3DP1
  • Panasonic AG-AF100
  • RED Digital Cinema EPIC
  • Sony Electronics HXR-NX3D1U NXCAM camcorder
  • Sony Electronics PMW-F3
  • The Foundry STORM

“Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition,” says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. “Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading publication.”

The winners of the 2011 Vidy Awards will be featured in the May issue of Videography magazine, and also on videography.com

Convergent Design Unveils Gemini 4:4:4

Convergent Design today unveiled Gemini 4:4:4, a revolutionary uncompressed video recorder/player. Gemini enables videographers and cinematographers to capture at the ultimate video quality, in a small, low-power, lightweight package, at a very affordable price. Gemini features a built-in high-brightness 5.0” 800×480 24-bit LCD touch-screen for monitor and playback, and introduces an industry first – the ability to simultaneously record to two removable solid-state drives – creating instant backups; an invaluable insurance against lost footage, as well as, opening new workflow options.

Read the full release at the official Convergent Design site
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