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SYPHAnews - 5 September 2006

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STOP PRESS!! The International Broadcasting Convention 2006 is about to open and we look forward to meeting those of you who are attending - our stand will be in media alley between halls 8 - 9/10. This issue brings you some of the announcements so far, as well as news of our latest publications.

The new edition of the HD Kit Guide is now available. With over 500 product entries, this guide is the most comprehensive database of current high definition technology for professional production and post production. The HD Kit Guide covers the whole range of equipment, from HDV through to uncompressed HD, plus the growing digital intermediate 2k and 4k market. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Apple, Grass Valley, Adobe, Canopus, DVS Digital Video Systems, JVC, Matrox, and Quantel.

Also don't miss the new edition of the DAW Buyers Guide. With over 300 product entries, the DAW Buyers Guide covers turnkey systems, desktop DAWs, audio cards/units, software packages, DAW controllers, disk-based multitracks and portable tapeless recorders. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Apple, Adobe, Digidesign and NAGRA.

Camera news

MOG Solutions Debuts theScribe Lite Offering MXF Metadata Logging Right from the Camera (2/9/2006)

Avid and JVC Collaborate to Enable Native Production of Progressive HDV (17/8/2006)

Panasonic Delivers its New AJ-PCD20 Five-Slot P2 Solid State Memory Drive (16/8/2006)

Panasonic Announces the AG-DVC20 Shoulder-Mount 3-CCD Mini-DV Camcorder (10/8/2006)

Canon Launches HV10 - the Smallest and Lightest 1080 HDV Camcorder (10/8/2006)

Professional video and audio production technologies: Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Shake and Logic

NLE news

SGO Previews Mistika Version 2.5 Features Running on Linux (2/9/2006)

FFV Ships NDT-200 Portable DVR (2/9/2006)

1 Beyond Enters European Market with Wide Range of Affordable Editing and Storage Systems (2/9/2006)

DVS Releases Spycer Data Management Software (2/9/2006)

DVS Presents DVS-SAN at IBC With New Controller Technology (29/8/2006)

Autodesk introduces new versions of its visual effects and editing systems (29/8/2006)

Studio Network Solutions Features New Postmap Software at IBC (29/8/2006

EVS Shows New CleanEdit Suite News Production System With Native HD Support at IBC (18/8/2006)

Avid to Expand Delivery of Content Creation Tools for Apple's Intel-based Macs (17/8/2006)

NewTek Develops a Faster Way to Edit Multi-Definition Video (3/8/2006)

Grass Valley
Presents the Infinity series of IT-based acquisition, recording, and storage devices: real high definition, really open, really affordable.

HD news

Digital Vision Ships Version 3 of Nucoda Film Master System (2/9/2006)

Kahuna Multiformat SD/HD Production Switcher Now Available in Smaller Form Factor (2/9/2006)

TDK announces Blue-Laser Disc Technology to support 200GB capacity (2/9/2006)

Convergent Design introduces new HDV, HDMI Converters (2/9/2006)

Belden Offers Cables and Connectors for HD Applications at IBC (18/8/2006)

TDK unveils range of next generation HD recording media solutions at IBC 2006 (18/8/2006)

Livewire Digital Makes H.264 Technology Easy for Broadcasters with Its Latest Mobile Video Product (18/8/2006)

MOG Solutions to offer key MXF tools for SD and HD files with Metadata support (17/8/2006)

Miranda's New Vertigo XG Graphics Processor Supports HD/SD Simulcasting (16/8/2006)

Bluefish 444 Introduces Rage N|Code HD Real-time HD MPEG-2 Encoder at IBC (16/8/2006)

G-Technology Ships G-SPEED 4Gb Fibre Channel Storage Solutions for Multi-stream SD and Uncompressed HD Workflows (14/8/2006)

TV One's Edge Blending Feature Now Available for CORIO2 C2-7000 Series (14/8/2006)

OmniTek to Show Latest Innovations in Monitoring for Post Production at IBC (14/8/2006)

HD is now: be part of it with Sony at IBC 2006 (10/8/2006)

Red Giant Software Announces Two Updates to Its Product Line (3/8/2006)

Telestream Acquires Encoding Specialist Popwire (3/8/2006)

Digital Rapids Releases Stream 2.3 Software Update (3/8/2006)

DAW news

RME Ships Fireface 400 36-Channel 24 Bit/192 kHz FireWire Audio Interface (2/9/2006)

You/Com Presents the PARROT Compact All-in-One Reporter Unit (29/8/2006)

Digidesign Exhibits Complete Audio Post and Broadcast Solution at IBC2006 (17/8/2006)

Sonic Studio Ships soundBlade Pro Production Product (17/8/2006)

Zaxcom Begins Shipping Deva Mix-12 Control Surface for Deva Location Recorders (8/8/2006)

Frontier Design Group's Ableton Live Loves TranzPort (8/8/2006)

Digidesign Announces Upcoming Pro Tools Compatibility with Apple's New Mac Pro (8/8/2006)

Digidesign Ships Pro Tools HD 7.2 Software (8/8/2006)

Digidesign Brings Back MassivePack with One of the Best Plug-in Selections To Date (8/8/2006)

Avid Acquires Sibelius, Expands Reach into Global Education Market (3/8/2006)

Books and Training

Save up to 30% on the resources in our store. New titles include:

Multi-platinum Pro Tools: Advanced Editing, Pocketing and Autotuning Techniques (August 2006)

SYPHA-supported events

IBC 2006
RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Conference: 7 - 11 September 2006
Exhibition: 8 - 12 September 2006
If you are looking for all of the latest technologies and developments as well as more added value than ever before, then IBC 2006 is the place for you. The conference will cover a wide range of key subjects across the five days and multiple streams. The subjects we have concentrated the themes around include: Multimedia in the Networked Home; HDTV Lift-Off; Media on the Move; Content Production, IPTV and D-Cinema.

PALA India
NSE Exhibition Complex, Mumbai, India
5 - 7 October 2006
PALA India is the first Pan-Indian international exhibition and conference showcasing professional audio and lighting, AV, music, broadcast and project installations for the Indian market. This international event, featuring the latest products and technologies, presents commercial opportunities for companies seeking to bring international brands and manufacturers to the Indian market and reach an Indian visitorship targeting Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kerala, Assam and Hyderabad.

Broadcast India 2006
World Trade Centre, Mumbai, India
Symposium: 24-25 October 2006
Exhibition: 26-28 October 2006
From film making to television production and post production, from content creation in all formats to its management and finally to its delivery, the Broadcast India show covers all the technologies. More than 400 companies from 31 countries will showcase their latest product and technology in television, radio, video, audio, film, IPTV, mobile TV, computer graphics, visual effects, animation and many more of the entertainment industry.

DV Expo 2006
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA, USA
Conference: 14-17 November 2006
Exhibition: 15-17 November 2006
As technologies evolved over the last decade, so has Digital Video Expo. This year's event will focus on HD while keeping an eye on traditional video infrastructures and the explosion of emerging non-traditional distribution channels. New for 2006: Super-Sized Show Floor featuring 125+ Exhibits; DV Film Festival Presents: Planet X, a new independent film festival on the show floor; HD House case studies, panels, and camera lounge; more Special Events including a Presentation Theater featuring free seminars; new Apple and Avid Certification Training Workshops; new Business and Legal, Flash, and IPTV Conference Tracks; new Conference Sessions on Audio, After Effects, Cameras, HD Graphics, Lighting, Motion Graphics, Podcasting, Studio Techniques, Webcasting, and more!

Broadcast, Cable & Satellite Eurasia
World Trade Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
23-26 November 2006
Now in its 10th year, Broadcast, Cable & Satellite Eurasia - a CeBIT Event - provides a venue for professionals to benefit from networking, partnership-building, new sales and business development. Take advantage of the vast business opportunities Turkish and Eurasian markets offer and join us on the path of success.

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