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ZOO Digital
Stand 5.B48

ZOO Digital is delighted to announce that it will launch the entertainment industry’s first cloud-based dubbing platform to a European audience at IBC 2017. ZOOdubs, which powers ZOO’s own dubbing service, is set to radically improve how the process is managed for TV and movie content owners.

Dubbed audio is essential to extend the global reach of entertainment content and to fulfil consumer expectations in certain territories. However, until now the dubbing process has been prone to error, offered content owners little visibility of the workflow and engaged a limited pool of voice talent. Lines of audio missed during recording sessions often lead to delays and additional costs, and hearing the same voice artists appear repeatedly in their content is an ongoing frustration for clients. The ZOOdubs platform addresses these issues.

For the first time, ZOOdubs encapsulates and supports the entire dubbing process, acting as an online dubbing studio – from script localization and adaptation to casting, auditioning, recording and editing. The software platform centralizes control, reduces errors and makes it simpler to manage the end-to-end dubbing workflow.

With ZOOdubs, content owners now have greater visibility of the dubbing process. They are able to track project progress, review scripts and join in live dubbing sessions online from anywhere in the world. Further, collaboration between dubbing directors and voice artists on the direction of dubbing sessions can all take place in real time, live in the cloud.

Stringent cloud-based security protocols ensure that all video, audio and dubbing reference materials are stored securely yet are conveniently accessible to authorized collaborators.

Gordon Doran, President at ZOO Digital, explained: “ZOOdubs delivers a huge step forward for dubbing services. It addresses head on the key challenges faced by content owners, and aims to shake up an industry which has been crying out for a service provider to do dubbing differently.

“With ZOOdubs, the process is no longer a black hole but now an end-to-end workflow with complete visibility every step of the way.”


Stand 12.D47

Zylight, a manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will be debuting several new fixtures to the global market at IBC 2017.

Designed for TV studios and theatres, the 350-watt Pro-Palette asymmetric wall washer produces a soft, even field of light with enough output to cover 25-foot cyc walls. It shines pure white for a clean chromakey wash, and features Zylight’s Color Mode to produce millions of colors without gels or filters.

Built for floor use or truss mount, the lightweight Pro-Palette features solid aluminum and steel construction. Up to four Pro-Palette fixtures can be daisy chained through their powercon connectors. The Pro-Palette features integrated DMX operation as well as an intuitive control panel for smooth 0-100 percent dimming.

“Our IS3 panel light with Color Mode continues to be one of our most popular fixtures, and the Pro-Palette brings that same rich color palette in a more powerful package to provide even light output to larger cycs, horizontals, and backgrounds,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “It’s an affordable choice for studio chromakey or adding color backgrounds for your productions.”

Zylight’s Pro-Zoom line of LED zoom ellipsoidals will also debuting at IBC 2017. Developed as a high-powered spot or gobo projector for television stages, broadcast news studios, and live theatre, the new ellipsoidal fixtures offer a choice of zoom lenses suited for various lighting projects.

The product family features three, 200w lights with different optical zoom ranges to fit most stage lighting requirements: the Pro-Zoom Wide, with a 30-55 degree beam width; Pro-Zoom Medium, with an 18-36 degree beam; and Pro-Zoom Narrow, with an 8-22 degree beam. Zylight also offers the Pro-Zoom Plus Narrow, which features a brighter 230w LED engine and 8-22 degree beam width.

All Pro-Zoom fixtures are available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K), and feature a double condenser optical system for clean and precise gobo projection. The Pro-Zoom stays cool during operation, so delicate materials such as acetate films can be used to create low-cost, customized color gobos using an inkjet or laser printer. Pro-Zooms also include integrated shutters, built-in effects, and full DMX control with RDM compatibility.

“Zylight’s new Pro-Zoom LED spotlight is an excellent choice for lighting professionals who need focusing flexibility in an LED solution,” says Arnao. “Different scenes have different spotlight requirements, so we’ve built the Pro-Zoom line to include a choice of zoom lenses at a price point below fixed focal length fixtures.”