Nevada City tech firm a big 'hit' at International Broadcasters Convention
By Pat Butler, Oct 15, 2009 – Ensemble Designs of Nevada City has customers that include ESPN, BBC, CBS News, Major League Baseball and television stations around the globe.
Now, the Nevada City company can add an industry honor to the list. It was recently received the Pick Hit award at the IBC International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam.
“It was the best IBC exhibition we’ve ever participated in,” said Cindy Zuelsdorf, marketing czar at Ensemble Designs. “We had a huge response from engineers who need a high-quality way to take YouTube material to air, to use it in a high-definition TV facility. TV stations are relying on web footage more and more for source material.”
The company, which has 45 employees, won the award for its new BrightEye Mitto HD Scan Converter, which along with six other new products was introduced at the exhibition in Amsterdam.
“Bringing progressive images from the desktop into the interlaced world of video used to be a compromise between sharp details versus interfield flicker…