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Pinnacle Deko Delivers Live Graphics at Academy AwardsDelivered all live, on-air graphics in both HD and SD (February 28, 2005)
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a leading provider of digital video solutions, today announced that its Pinnacle Deko 3000HD real-time graphics systems delivered all of the live on-air graphics for the 77th Annual Academy Awards broadcast Sunday, Feb. 27, including both high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) broadcasts.
NEP, a leading supplier of television production facilities and services, deployed Deko to support the main event broadcast on ABC, as well as ABC and TV Guide pre-show programming. The systems were installed throughout the NEP Denali all-digital HD production trucks on site.
"When you're in production on a show of this caliber, last-minute changes are inevitable and time is of the essence,” said Laura Staat, lead live Deko operator. “Deko's unique technology allowed us to implement changes on a global scale quickly—often transparently—saving the production team valuable time and resources.”
During show rehearsals earlier in the week, as set, lighting and graphics came together and the final visual combination was viewed on-screen, Deko’s flexibility allowed last minute changes to be made easily on location. Deko allowed operators to modify a single graphic and automatically apply those changes to all related graphics, eliminating time-consuming manual repetition. Additionally, all graphics creation and manipulation on Deko 3000HD is accomplished at full native HD resolution, including 3D DVEs and animating text attributes, ensuring the highest quality results and maximum visual impact.
“Live events like the Academy Awards telecast are extremely challenging for broadcasters,” said Matt Danilowicz, vice president and general manager, Broadcast at Pinnacle. “Deko 3000HD enabled NEP to provide their broadcast clients with a streamlined HD graphics workflow, allowing them to fully realize their creative objectives. The result was truly spectacular.”
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, at Work and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems’ award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognized 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 (650) 526-1600 or at www.pinnaclesys.com.
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