Archive | February, 2012

Broadcast / Pro Video Graphics & Effects Software Purchases To Increase

27 Feb

Graphics/effects software will have some marginal increases over the next three years, as 47.7% of all six professional television/video markets spend $111.1 million on these devices in 2013. This is part of the findings of the just published 2012-2013 Broadcast / Pro Video Graphics & Effects Software Report

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Autodesk Reports Annual Revenue Up 14%

27 Feb

Autodesk has just reported an across the board 12 percent fourth quarter revenue growth and a 14% revenue growth and 36% EPS growth in fiscal 2012

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Broadcast Pro Video Camera Report: 2012-2013

19 Feb

SCRI has just published the annually updated 2012-2013 Broadcast Pro Video Camera Report. The following is an extract from the report. […]

FCP-7 to X or Adobe? What Users are Saying:

13 Feb

The following is an interesting extract “overheard” in the user groups regarding how users feel about possibly switching from FCP-7 to FCP-X or Adobe  (parentheses from SCRI)

Avid 2011 Revenue Down

9 Feb

Avid reported that revenues for 2011 were $677.9 million, compared to revenues of $678.5 million for the same period in 2010. This continues the downward trend in reported annual revenues since 2007.

Disney Q4: Cable Up; Broadcasting Down

9 Feb

The Walt Disney Company reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011. Full-year Revenues increased 8% from 2010 to $29.0 billion, reflecting growth at the Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. Media Networks revenues for the quarter increased 3% to $4.8 billion and segment operating income increased 12% to $1.2 billion.

Time Warner 2011 Revenue Up for both TV Networks & Film

9 Feb

Time Warner full year results for the year ending December 31, 2011 showed positive growth for both TV Networks (Turner Broadcasting and HBO) as well as Filmed Entertainment.

Ross Video Acquires FX-Motion — Q1 Up 59%

7 Feb

Ross Video has acquired FX-Motion, a robotic camera systems company based in Belgium, best known for bringing film-style motion control technology to television remote control and robotics systems.  The company also announced a year after year increase of 59% in the first quarter of their fiscal year. Ross Video is into its 21st year of record year over year sales. This streak has been entirely self-funded through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Dolby Q1 Revenue Down – Broadcast & Mobile Licensing Revenue Up

7 Feb

Dolby reported total Q1 2012 revenue of $233.4 million, compared to $242.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
“In the first quarter, we grew licensing revenue year over year on the strength of our broadcast and mobile markets,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dolby Laboratories. “We continue to enhance the entertainment experience in online content with the addition of services such as HBO Go®, which recently announced the adoption of Dolby® Digital Plus.”

Pixelworks Q4: Advanced TV Up, Digital Projection Down

7 Feb

Pixelworks, Inc., a provider of video and pixel processing technology,  reported fourth quarter 2011 revenue at $16.8 million, compared to $17.4 million reported in the third quarter of 2011 and $14.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. The increase in revenue compared to the year-ago quarter was driven by higher sales of new products and volume shipments for advanced TV. Revenue declined sequentially primarily due to weaker than expected demand in the digital projection market.