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CCI HD Orlando Opens with New Senior Staff and State-of-the-Art Technology

Communications Concepts opens CCI HD Orlando, CCI's new, high definition (HD) post-production facility (January 31, 2006)

The culmination of an exciting period of expansion and growth, Communications Concepts, Inc. (CCI) today introduced the opening of CCI HD Orlando, CCI's new, high definition (HD) post-production facility located on the lot at Universal Studios. CCI HD Orlando will offer video editing in HD and SD (standard definition), and will service new and existing CCI clients in Central Florida.

CCI specializes in video and television production, mobile broadcast production, Web site design, new media development, and A/V rentals, and is a complete, integrated production company offering all services in-house. The expansion into Orlando will allow CCI to better service its current Orlando-based clients, provide further penetration into the unique Orlando marketplace, and create new business opportunities through the servicing of productions shooting at Universal.

According to CCI Vice President and General Manager Jim Lewis, "The presence of CCI HD Orlando represents the peak of an exciting period of expansion for CCI. The move greatly enhances our position in the Central Florida market and enriches our technical capabilities as we can now offer our clients the next wave of television and video production: high definition."

Pamela Tuscany Warren, senior director/general manager of Universal Studios Florida Production Group, negotiated the deal and said, "We congratulate Jim Lewis and CCI on the opening of their Central Florida facility. Their presence on the lot at Universal Studios reflects our growth and enhances our production services support for clients locally and from around the world."

CCI HD Orlando Managing Director Dana Stites explained, "Most of our clients fall into one of three categories: high tech, tourism, and sports and entertainment. This is why we have located at Universal Studios; Universal caters to the same marketplace with studios, attractions, and entertainment. We could not have found a better location, and we look forward to working with Universal."

The centerpiece for the new 3000+ square foot facility is a brand new, state-of-the-art Avid DS Nitris editing system, which offers 10-bit uncompressed HD finishing and mastering and real-time playback. CCI also purchased several of the leading HD cameras on the market, the Panasonic AG-HVX200, which boasts an array of features and professional image and sound quality most HD cameras cannot offer.

Lewis explained that, in addition to new hardware and the pending purchase of an HD mobile production unit, new hires will be essential in the success of the venture. "While we're all excited to start playing with our new toys, we know anyone with some money can purchase the new technologies," he stated. "The reason we've been in business for almost thirty years is because we've always been fortunate to have capable and creative people behind the machines, telling interesting stories and exceeding client expectations."

CCI HD Orlando will offer video editing, post-production, and mobile production services in crystal-clear, cinema quality HD.

About CCI HD Orlando
CCI HD Orlando is a state-of-the-art high definition (HD) post-production facility offering video editing services in crystal-clear, cinema-quality HD. CCI HD is a subsidiary of Communications Concepts, Inc. (CCI), a Cape Canaveral-based audio/visual communications company. First opening its doors in 1978, CCI today specializes in video production, Web site design, multi-media development, and A/V rentals and is a complete, integrated production company offering all services in-house.

CCI's combined facilities include: a multi-camera standard definition production truck, with a multi-camera high definition truck arriving in 2006; a 1000 square foot studio; SD, HD, and analog video edit suites; a duplication facility that can replicate most videotape formats, CDs, and DVDs; a multi-media production suite for custom PowerPoint presentations, Web development & hosting and interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs; an audio production suite for multi-track recording, mix-to-pics, and audio dialog replacement or ADR; and satellite and high band Internet connectivity. The award winning staff of CCI shares over 150 years of professional audio/visual production experience.

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