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SYPHAnews - 7 December 2005

Welcome to SYPHAnews - a free newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date with nonlinear audio and video, HD production and post production equipment, and digital video camera news, as well as developments at http://SYPHAonline.com.

We will deliver this service to you every month - unless there is some major news we think you should know about sooner. To unsubscribe, please follow the instructions below.


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New at SYPHAonline.com

STOP PRESS!! Well the mergers and acquisitions certainly continue apace! In this edition we bring you the announcement that Thomson has bought a 33 1/3% stake in Canopus and has launched a public tender offer for the remaining Canopus shares. Also on the business front, Adobe has completed its acquisition of Macromedia, and Boris FX has bought the operating assets and customer support obligations of Media 100 from Optibase. It may have been the year of HDTV, but 2005 will also be remembered for some significant changes in the landscape of the industry.

We are currently putting the finishing touches to the new edition of the Pro Camera Guide, which will be ready in January 2006.

Finally, Season's greetings! Thank you to all our sponsors, advertisers and visitors for their support and feedback over the past year - and we look forward to hearing from you in 2006.

Camera news

Sony's Version 2 Software for the HDW-750P HDCAM Camcorder Adds Powerful New Film Gamma Characteristic (26/11/2005)

Panasonic Repositions AJ-SDC615 16:9/4:3 DVCPRO Camcorder with Lower Price and Magic Bullet Suite Included (15/11/2005)


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


NLE news

Thomson Buys 33 1/3% Stake in HD Video Editing Leader Canopus, Intends to Launch Public Tender Offer to Acquire Remaining Shares (7/12/2005)

New Adobe Design, Web and Video Bundles Combine Latest Creative Software From Adobe and Macromedia (7/12/2005)

Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia (7/12/2005)

Matrox Ships Axio Release 1.5 (28/11/2005)

Canopus Announces PCI Express Version of EDIUS NX for Real-time, Mixed HD/SD Editing Solution (21/11/2005)

Avid to Demonstrate Speed and HD Functionality of Symphony Nitris at European Events (21/11/2005)

Avid on schedule to ship Symphony Nitris in December (21/11/2005)

Leitch Ships VelocityHD Version 9.1 with HDV, VariCam and More (15/11/2005)

Grass Valley Announces Software Upgrade for Turbo iDDR (15/11/2005)

Media 100 Announces November Availability of Media 100 sw (9/11/2005)

Boris FX to Assume Media 100 Technical Support Obligations (9/11/2005)

Optibase Announces Sale of Non Linear Editing Product Line to Boris FX (9/11/2005)

Avid to Synchronize Product Development on the Mac (9/11/2005)


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HD news

Cintel Bridges the Film/Data Divide With Sledgehammer (7/12/2005)

VertigoXmedia Now Shipping VxScaler Broadcast Graphics System With Integrated Standards Conversion (7/12/2005)

Leitch Launches Inscriber TitleMotion Pro HD (28/11/2005)

ROOT6's New ContentAgent-XR Software adds Features to SD, HD and DI Workflow (15/11/2005)

DAW news

Digidesign Pro Tools 7 Software for Windows XP and Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" Available Now (28/11/2005)

Fairlight Rewards Customers with Trade-In Offer Through End of Year, Upgrade to Constellation-XT (15/11/2005)

Books and Training

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

Inside Final Cut Pro 5 DVD (July 2005)

Final Cut Pro 5 (Apple Pro Training Series) (June 2005)

Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 5: For New Users and Professionals (November 2005)

Final Cut Pro 5 for MAC OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide (August 2005)

Final Cut Pro 5 (Hands-on Training Series) (September 2005)

Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials (October 2005)

SYPHA-supported events

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!

PALME 2006 Exhibition
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, U.A.E
23 - 25th April 2006
The Middle East's professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition has now introduced three separate vertical exhibitions, INSTALL, MUSAC and Event 360. This unique showcase brings together major international manufacturers, key regional suppliers, installers and integrators from the professional entertainment, events and project installation industries.

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