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Paul McCartney Rocks Europe with Pinnacle Switchers

Video support company Nocturne picks PDS 9000i (July 01, 2004)

Digital video solutions leader Pinnacle Systems is center stage with Paul McCartney as he wows audiences across Europe on his latest rock extravaganza tour. The star's video support company Nocturne is using one of its four PDS 9000i switchers to run LVD screens around the venues for live feeds and playback.

Designed for live production in all broadcast environments, each of Pinnacle's PDS 9000i switchers features three 3D DVEs per M/E, an online store for 76 frames and eight auxiliary buses. The high demands of the tour mean Nocturne uses all 36 available inputs to create McCartney's video show at all venues from Gijon to Glastonbury throughout May and June 2004.

Paul McCartney's European tour video show is the latest Nocturne has produced using Pinnacle's switchers. With a relationship now spanning three years, the PDS 9000i and Nocturne have also co-ordinated shows for Madonna, Kiss, Cher and the Eagles.

"We always use Pinnacle's PDS 9000i switchers for their sheer flexibility, price point and ease-of use," comments Nocturne's video director for the tour Paul Becher. "The tight time-frames for set-up at each venue mean their high number of integral DVEs, reliability and interoperability with all our systems are especially critical."

"Nocturne pioneered large-screen video support and remains leader in its field thanks to its focus on evolving technologies and state-of-the-art practices," says vice president EMEA of Pinnacle Systems, Richard Scott. "It continues to stay at the cutting edge with Pinnacle's PDS 9000i switchers and I look forward to helping Nocturne and the world's greatest performers entertain more audiences around the globe." -ends-

About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters and consumers with cutting-edge digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use at Home, in the Studio and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems' award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video and audio editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognised industry leader, the Company has received nine prestigious Emmy Awards for its technical innovations and carries this commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at


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