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Media Distributors Delivers Remote Post-Production Facility for Grammys

Remote Post-Production Solution Enables Turnkey On-Location Video Editing And Compression for Live Pre-Telecast Webcast of Gr (February 11, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-2-11--Media Distributors, a leading provider of services, systems, and products for professional audio and video production today announced that its Remote Station?, a turnkey on-location post-production system, was used for the live pre-telecast webcast, at which most of the awards are handed out, of the 51st Grammy Awards, on Sunday, February 8.  The Remote Station provided video editing and compression capabilities for the webcast stream, which was available live from from 1:00 to 3:45 pm PST, from the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The stream was also made accessible as an on-demand feed for 30 days following the event.  

The Remote Station, consisting of a road-ready HD editing system secured in two Anvil style road cases, was installed by Media Distributors Nathan Adams in the Fox Sports Bar of the Staples Center.  Each Remote Station includes a high-end Panasonic SD/HD-SDI video monitor; Genelec reference speakers; Mackie audio mixer, and customized, latest-generation Apple Mac Pros running Final Cut Studio 2. The detachable accessory-case lid features folding legs to form a comfortable and sturdy editing desk for on-location use.  

"The production values of live television are now being married with state-of-the-art digital streaming production capabilities for a growing audience.  The Remote Station was designed for high-volume, high-quality assets in a rapid turnaround environment, and the Grammys have set a new bar for entertainment shows that offer live off-line or simulcast streams," said Steve Klein, CEO of Media Distributors.  "The solution that we delivered for the Grammys is ideal for digitizing, editing, and compressing footage for a range of on-location needs.  We expect that this kind of multi-platform endeavor will be a staple of live event programming and the Remote Station will be there for production crews that need the benefits of a full post-production facility on the road."  

For more information on the Remote Station solution, please call 888-889-3130.   


About Media Distributors

Since 1998, Media Distributors has become the nations largest independent distributor of professional recording media products to the production, broadcast, and entertainment industries. Supported by 85 full-time employees, it has earned this position by leveraging its numerous authorized dealer relationships to provide its customers with outstanding service, competitive pricing and a best-in-class branded product offering. The company offers a vast array of products, including professional videotape, motion picture film, data media, storage, video editing systems, rentals, software, disc duplication/publishing systems and media accessories.  In addition, Media Distributors offers a number of value-added services, including product re-certification, recycling and disposal, custom barcoding, consultation and systems integration.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and San Diego. 


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