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SYPHAnews - 6 October 2005

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STOP PRESS!! The majority of the news in this bumper edition comes from IBC and we'd like to welcome those new subscribers who signed up at the show. Attendance was up to 42,815 - 5% higher than last year - and the main themes were high definition, IPTV and IT. Convergence of technology, and divergence of traditional broadcasting, is definitely here.

At every show we're asked "what have you seen that's interesting?" Often it's something we discover by chance. The same was true for this year's IBC when we had the pleasure of sitting next to Paul Tracey of VTR on the flight out. TMR Digital, part of the VTR Group, is a partner in the development of eTITLE. This automates the subtitling process by matching the script with the audio track and then translating it intelligently. It can also be used for digital asset management. For anyone who saw Dremedia's speech recognition software demonstrated with Quantel systems at IBC a few years ago, eTITLE is a development of that technology. More information can be found at

For those who missed the announcement, our new HD Kit Guide is now available at It covers professional production and post production equipment, from HDV through to uncompressed HD. The new edition of the DAW Buyers Guide is also now available at

Finally, we'd like to highlight what Fairlight is doing for WITNESS, a nonprofit organisation that equips and trains local organisations around the world to document human rights injustices. Fairlight will donate all proceeds from the auction of a one-of-a-kind, vintage Fairlight CMI Series III keyboard signed by legendary musicians and producers, such as Peter Gabriel, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Dolby, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Mike Oldfield and Jan Hammer. For more details visit

Camera news

Sony showcases latest High Definition and SD products including new cameras (5/10/2005)

Ikegami shows HDK-79EC HD Native Multi-Format CMOS Camera System at IBC (29/9/2005)

Grass Valley Announces Infinity Digital Media Camcorder with Choice of Recording and Storage Options (29/9/2005)

JVC introduces DR-HD100 40 and 80 GB hard disk drive as its latest ProHD recorder (26/9/2005)

JVC's GY-HD100E ProHD camcorder delivered across Europe (26/9/2005)

Panasonic Debuts Cost-Efficient AJ-SPC700 DVCPRO P2 Camcorder (20/9/2005)

Canon introduces HD camcorder XL H1, offering real professional versatility (16/9/2005)

Canon Expands Options for Moviemakers and Broadcasters with New XL H1 High Definition Camcorder and 20X HD Video Lens (14/9/2005)

FOCUS Enhancements and Panasonic partner to expand FireStore to DVCPRO HD format (14/9/2005)

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

NLE news

Matrox Axio Editing Platforms Receive Significant Realtime Performance Boost Using AMD64 Dual-Core Technology (5/10/2005)

Quantel introduces Zone Magic for Federated Workflow with Media Sharing and Production (5/10/2005)

Quantel Launches Eiger Hardware Offering Three Performance Hikes for eQ and iQ (5/10/2005)

Quantel Launches Eiger 3.5 Software for eQ and iQ (5/10/2005)

Canopus EDIUS Pro 3 Format Options Now Offer P2, VariCam and XDCAM Support (5/10/2005)

Canopus EDIUS Pro 3 To Support JVC's New HD Camera And Videocassette Recorder (5/10/2005)

The 4K workflow - DVS leads the way with CLIPSTER 4K (5/10/2005)

DVS Announces Version 2.0 of its CLIPSTER Conforming and Finishing System (5/10/2005)

SGI and DVS enhance HD and 2K production workflow (5/10/2005)

Leitch Showcases Full SD/HD Editing Offering at IBC 2005 (29/9/2005)

New Grass Valley REV PRO Storage Technology Brings IT Benefits to Broadcasters and Video Professionals (29/9/2005)

Grass Valley Introduces New Infinity Digital Media Recorder with Advanced Storage and Playback Capabilities (29/9/2005)

Iomega REV Drive Technology Debuts in New Recording and Storage Devices at IBC (26/9/2005)

FORscene enables 'mobile' reporting with upload and edit functionality for mobile phone stills and video (26/9/2005)

Quantel demonstrates realtime, true 4K pan and scan at IBC (26/9/2005)

Digital Rapids Shows CarbonHD 1.0 Versatile HD/SD DDR (20/9/2005)

Datavideo Shows DLS-1000 Datavideo Video Library Solution at IBC 2005 (20/9/2005)

Shining Technology Brings Direct-to-Edit DV, HDV CitiDISK Recorder to European Market at IBC 2005 (20/9/2005)

GFF Introduces group|cut New Logging And Editing System (20/9/2005)

Merging Technologies Launches VCube HD-2K High-definition Vcube at IBC (20/9/2005)

Avid Announces October Availability of Native HDV Support for PC-based Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer Adrenaline (20/9/2005)

Avid Collaborates With Microsoft to Deliver Native VC-1 Support in Industry-Leading Professional Editing Tools (20/9/2005)

FOCUS Enhancements Brings Direct To Edit Video Disk Recording to the Studio with New FireStore FS-2E (20/9/2005)

AJA Introduces New KONA LH 10-bit Uncompressed Video Capture Card for Editing on Apple with Final Cut Studio (20/9/2005)

BBC R&D and Pro-MPEG launch the Media Dispatch Protocol at IBC 2005 (20/9/2005)

Blackmagic Design introduces world's first PCI Express capture card (20/9/2005)

da Vinci and DVS Team Up to Enhance Nonlinear Functionality for Users of 2K Plus, CLIPSTER (20/9/2005)

FOCUS Enhancements and Panasonic partner to expand FireStore to DVCPRO HD format (14/9/2005)

Gee Broadcast Grows Successful Server Family by Two (14/9/2005)

Lightworks' Soul Takes Flight in Future-Proof Alacrity MR (14/9/2005)

Automatic Duck Partners with AAF Association at IBC 2005 (14/9/2005)

Hi Tech Launches Q-Tracker at IBC (14/9/2005)

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HD news

Sonic Debuts Next-Generation Encoder for HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc Titles (5/10/2005)

Mainconcept Announces "Every Codec. Every Platform" Product Roadmap (5/10/2005)

Canon's KH19x6.7 KTS Remote controlled 1/2-inch HD Lens Makes it's European debut (5/10/2005)

Quantel launches The Pablo Suite for Color Correction (5/10/2005)

Telestream Announces FlipFactory HD and Major V4.0 Availability (2/9/2005)

Digital Vision Announces the Nucoda DVO Station based on the DVNR Image Enhancement System (2/9/2005)

Digital Vision Announces Nucoda 3.0 For for Film Master and Film Cutter (2/9/2005)

EDIROL Previews the V-440HD Affordable HD Video Mixer/Switcher (26/9/2005)

JVC launches super-slim and highly efficient professional LCD display monitors at IBC 2005 (26/9/2005)

Pixel Power Unveils Clarity 5000 HD/SD Multi-Format Character Generator (20/9/2005)

Avid Debuts Enhanced Deko Graphics and MediaStream Playout Servers at IBC 2005 (20/9/2005)

Inlet Technologies Introduce Semaphore and Releases Fathom 2.1 at IBC 2005 (20/9/2005)

Blackmagic Design adds immediate HDMI support to all HDLink converters (20/9/2005)

Digital Vision and Cintel replace the traditional Telecine Suite (14/9/2005)

Announcing Nucoda 3.0 from Digital Vision - The Ultimate Tool for DI and Data Centric Video (14/9/2005)

Digital vision announces 10x speed improvement with introduction of new 8-core workstation for Nucoda colour correction system (14/9/2005)

DAW news

HHB Communications Develops the FlashMic DRM85 Digital Recording Microphone (29/9/2005)

Sonic Studio Set to Launch, Demo and Preview New Professional Solutions at 119th AES Convention (29/9/2005)

Fairlight Introduces the SX48 Signal Exchange I/O Solution in a Single Rackmount Unit (26/9/2005)

Fairlight Redefines Studio Workflow with Introduction of MediaHub (26/9/2005)

Steinberg Unveils Cubase SE3 (26/9/2005)

MAYAH colours your world with new FLASHMAN Digital Audio Recorders at IBC (20/9/2005)

Arboretum releases Ray Gun Pro 'point and shoot' noise reduction and audio restoration plug-in for Audio Units host programs (20/9/2005)

Fairlight and Autodesk Collaborate for Advanced Audio Suite Integration (20/9/2005)

Eight new Digigram products for multichannel broadcasting at IBC (14/9/2005)

Automatic Duck Pro Export FCP 3.0 and Pro Export PPro Make European Debut at IBC 2005 (14/9/2005)


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SYPHA-supported events

Broadcast India 2005
World Trade Centre, Mumbia, India
Symposium: 18-19 October 2005
Exhibition: 20-22 October 2005
Visitors to Broadcast India include over 21,000 key decision makers, specifiers and buyers from Government and Private sectors.

HD Expo
Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, USA
3 November 2005
A full day of panels, educational workshops, sponsor/exhibitor booths with the newest HD equipment and an evening gala. Over 1800 attended the last event.

Broadcast, Cable & Satellite Eurasia
World Trade Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
24-27 November 2005
Now in its 9th 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.

MEB Show
BIEL, Beirut, Lebanon
8-10 December 2005
This unique event will consist of three components: an exposition of the latest media and broadcast technology, combined with a programming show featuring the latest in Arabic programming, and a talent show showcasing the newest, freshest names in the industry; a complete series of media conferences featuring over 30 leading media experts from around the globe; a gala awards ceremony recognizing excellence in Middle East television programming and production. Register now to attend or exhibit at MEB 2005!

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