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MGI Wins System Integrator Of The Year Award
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ystems integrator, Media Group
International (MGI) has been
named Digital Studio's 'System
Integrator of the Year' following
a remarkable year of prosperous
new partnerships, projects and
developments.
2013 saw MGI become the first
systems integrator in the Middle East
to qualify for the British Standards
Institute's esteemed ISO 9001:2008
certification, enabling them to
further guarantee customers quality
assured services and products.
MGI has forged partnerships with
highly innovative manufacturers,
ensuring that its customers have
access to the very best hardware
and software solutions on the
market today.
Paul Hennessy, CEO of Media
Group International commented: "At
MGI, we are thrilled to be recognised
for this prestigious award.
"We pride ourselves on our
innovative, forward-thinking
approach to systems integration
which recognises that, in a rapidly
changing broadcast environment,
customers need more advice and
support than ever before."
Formerly known as Salam Media
Cast, MGI underwent a significant
period of investment and rebranding,
culminating in the recent opening of

live social management based on
multi-touch screen technology.
Commenting before the show,
Paul Hennessy, CEO of Media
Group International, said: "We are
extremely pleased to partner with
Molden Media and never.no for
CABSAT 2014, and to be involved
in showcasing such innovative
On-Air graphics technologies. The
exhibit will offer a fully interactive
experience, incorporating social
media, which we look forward to
sharing with our visitors."
Recent projects of note for
Media Group International have
included creating five HD-ready
Master Control Rooms for Al Kass,
and upgrading Clouds FM's
radio facilities
(L-R) Anoop Lal, Paul Hennessy and Janet Zigon from MGI

a new sales suite in Dubai Media City.
The addition of high quality
employees from around the world
has enhanced the extensive
knowledge, technical expertise
and deep understanding of
the broadcast industry at MGI,
which was demonstrated in the
scale of challenging projects
completed in 2013.
Adding to their achievement,
MGI's installation of an awardwinning news facility for MBC in

Cairo won 'Highly
Commended' honours
at the ceremony which
celebrated the 10th
Digital Studio Awards
during CABSAT 2014.
MGI also recently
announced
its
partnership with Molden
Media and never.no. At
CABSAT 2014, the
companies displayed the
latest trends in On-Air graphics and

MGI at CABSAT

Orad Hi-Tec Premieres 4Designer Authoring Software
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rad Hi-Te c Systems, a
specialist in video and graphics
solutions for the broadcast market,
has unveiled 4Designer and
RenderEngine7, the next generation
of its real-time graphics authoring
software at NAB.
As the successor to the award
winning 3Designer, 4Designer
offers not only new capabilities
that streamline the graphics
creation workflow, but also a
complete overhaul of the user
interface and features based upon

Orad's 4Designer software

customer feedback.
4Designer and RenderEngine7
are native 64-bit applications which
allow artists to take full advantage
of todays' computing environments
to build complex graphical content.
New workspace layouts support
high resolution / multi-monitor
desktop displays that are common
in most design departments and
give designers the flexibility to
arrange the user interface according
to their requirements.
4Designer is geared towards real-

time on-air graphics creation from
humble SD, through HD, UltraHD
and large scale video walls.
The user interface provides an
improved object tree with material
and texture previews, object
isolation that lets the designer
focus on the elements currently
being edited both in the tree and
in the preview.
New preview features include a
multi-camera local preview which
gives artists multiple working
cameras for designing complex
graphics; for virtual
studio designers, this
multi-camera preview
allows them to easily
realise all the camera
angles used in a
production without
requiring a connection
to the virtual studio.
Master animations
reduce the time spent
sequencing animation
playback in controllers
by allowing designers
to combine different
timelines into master
animations that
can be controlled
i n d e p e n d e n t l y.

Coupled with the new export
control designers can precisely
time the way data is sent into a
scene during production without
needing to replicate this timing in
the production controller.
File import options have been
greatly extended to include industry
standards FBX, LWO, X3D, 3DS,
DXF, VRML and Collada, so that
externally generated content can be
easily incorporated in the production.
In addition to huge performance
increases, RenderEngine7 brings a
host of new capabilities, including
real-time motion blur; a new shader
pipeline for full-screen visual effect
assignment during production and
new geometry objects that further
extend the modelling options for
the designers.
Martin Appleton, Product Manager,
said: "4Designer is the direct result
of feedback from our customers
and designers, and delivers many
capabilities that not only allow artists
to realise more creative real-time
graphics, but to help improve their
day-to-day workflow and make
their lives easier. We listened and
the answer is in the new name -
4Designer."


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