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SYPHAnews - 8 April 2008

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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

8 April 2008

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With the NAB Show 2008 about to open, the news this month is dominated by preview information about what will be on display there. The press releases are still coming thick and fast, and we have a packed schedule of press conferences and exhibitor meetings, so we look forward to bringing you a full round up after the show.

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Apple Final Cut Studio 2. Editing Unleashed.
Final Cut Studio 2 puts a powerful new version of Final Cut Pro at the centre of an integrated post-production workflow.

 Camera news

Photron Introduces New Fastcam SA2 Four Megapixel High Speed Video Camera (7/4/2008)

Toshiba Imaging to Exhibit New IK-HD1 Ultra-Compact High Definition Camera (7/4/2008)

Fast Forward Video Introduces Elite HD Camera-Mounted DVR that Uses JPEG 2000 for HD-SDI Recording (2/4/2008)

Codex Digital Debuts the Codex Portable Recorder (31/3/2008)

Zacuto Announces New Z-Riser for HD Video Cameras (18/3/2008)

Sony adds 4:2:2 50 Mb/s capability to XDCAM HD Professional Disc System (14/3/2008)

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Thomson Grass Valley Cameras with 2007 Product Line Leadership of the Year Award (11/3/2008)

Abel Cine Tech introduces the HD Scope Boroscope/Snorkel Lens System for 2/3" HD Cameras (11/3/2008)

Sony unveils launch plan for flagship F35 digital film camera (11/3/2008)

Hitachi Pushes Performance Envelope with SK-HD1000 HD Studio and Field Production Camera (7/3/2008)

ARRI Media chooses Tcube for 3D LUT processing (7/3/2008)

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

 NLE news

Solid State Logic Showcases Gravity Media Production Management System (7/4/2008)

DVS Presents SpycerBox with New SpycerLink Cluster Storage Technology (7/4/2008)

DVS Presents the Pronto3 New-Generation Disk Recorder (7/4/2008)

DVS adds new conforming tool to CLIPSTER (7/4/2008)

Doremi Introduces the NuggetPost HD Video Player for Post (7/4/2008)

Doremi Introduces the V1-HD-2K Video Server with Synchronized Two-channel and Dual-Link 2K Resolution Playback (7/4/2008)

Matrox X.mio2 delivers multi-layer realtime HD compositor/scaler, single-link 3G SDI support, and up to 4-in/4-out HD from a single card (7/4/2008)

Matrox X.AVCio Developer Product Features Realtime H.264/AVC Hardware Codec (7/4/2008)

Matrox DSX Developer Products Now Available With Linux Software Development Kit (7/4/2008)

Matrox DSX Developer Products Support Native MOV File Format (7/4/2008)

Matrox DSX Developer Products Support Sony XDCAM HD 50Mbps (7/4/2008)

Matrox Ships PCI Express Version of Axio LE Realtime Editing Platform (7/4/2008)

DVS Introduces Dual DVS Software for Optimized DVS-SAN Management (2/4/2008)

Marquis and Rimage Announce Technology Integration to Extend Disc Publishing Functions into Apple and Avid Editing Environments (2/4/2008)

The Foundry Delivers VFX Portfolio and Previews Furnace for Apple Final Cut Pro (28/3/2008)

Avid Unveils "New Thinking" for 2008 (28/3/2008)

Avid Enhances Online Customer Support Capabilities (28/3/2008)

EVS Presents Product Innovations and Workflow Solutions (28/3/2008)

1 Beyond Unveils New Ruggedized HD Editing System for Broadcast Trucks (25/3/2008)

DVS Makes Future-Proof Workflows Perfect (25/3/2008)

DVC presents its Boxxster compact, lightweight, low power, uncompressed 2k, HD and SD Disk Recorder (20/3/2008)

Maximum Throughput to Launch Web-based Editing Service with MAXedit Web Edition (20/3/2008)

EVS Announces that its XT[2] Production Server Offers Native Support for Apple ProRes 422 Codec (18/3/2008)

Maximum Throughput Launches Cost-Effective MAXedit Server-based Workgroup Editing Software (18/3/2008)

DVS Spycer 1.3 Optimizes Data Management for Mac OS Users (18/3/2008)

Matrox Ships PCI Express Version of Axio LE Realtime Editing Platform (18/3/2008)

Iomega Announces New Removable REV 120GB Backup Drive (14/3/2008)

SGL introduces FlashBox and FlashTurbo Accelerator for Avid ISIS (11/3/2008)

SeaChange Unveils Flash Memory Video Server Platform for Broadcast Television Operations (11/3/2008)

Thomson Expands Automated Workflow and Multi-distribution Capabilities with New Ignite System Options (7/3/2008)

EVS Fully Integrates with First SMPTE VC-3 Compliant Codec, Avid DNxHD (7/3/2008)

Merging Technologies' Pyramix and VCube offer total networking solutions for multi-studio audio post production environments.

 HD news

Doremi Introduces the GHX-10 HD Video Cross Converter with Genlock and Audio support (7/4/2008)

Broadcast Pix Introduces Slate 5000 2 M/E Live Integrated Production Systems (2/2/2008)

VDS unveils ProStor and Twister PaintStation HD integrated HD graphics and playout system (27/3/2008)

Marquis Demonstrates Medway with Extended HD Support and New HD Transcoding (25/3/2008)

Sony expands its LMD Series of LCD professional monitors with new 17- and 42-inch displays (14/3/2008)

Sony Adds New File Transfer Capabilities to SRW-5800 HDCAM SR Deck (14/3/2008)

Autodesk Lustre 2007 Extension 2 Offers Improved Tools, Performance and Workflow for Autodesk Incinerator (7/3/2008)

 DAW news

Samson releases G-Track USB condenser mic (2/4/2008)

Administrators appointed to SADiE, Studio Audio & Video Limited (31/3/2008)

EDIROL releases the EDIROL R-09HR high-resolution field recorder (31/3/2008)

EDIROL announces the EDIROL R-44 compact four-channel solid-state field recorder (31/3/2008)

Marantz Professional Adds PMD580 Network Compact Flash Recorder To PMD Range (31/3/2008)

M-Audio Unveils Fast Track Ultra 8R (25/3/2008)

Yamaha announces AUDIOGRAM 6 and AUDIOGRAM 3 Computer Recording Systems (25/3/2008)

Steinberg Presents CC121 Advanced Integration Controller (20/3/2008)

Steinberg Unveils MR816 FireWire Interfaces (20/3/2008)

Focusrite launches Liquid Mix 16 (20/3/2008)

Celemony announces Direct Note Access for Melodyne (18/3/2008)

zplane unveils new version of élastique time stretching and pitch shifting engines (18/3/2008)

RME presents the MADIface 128-Channel 192 kHz MADI ExpressCard for mobile computers (18/3/2008)

Merging Technologies releases Pyramix V6 Native (18/3/2008)

Merging Technologies releases version 6.0 of Pyramix Virtual Studio (18/3/2008)

Zaxcom Ships Deva 16 16-Track Hard Disk Audio Recorder/Mixer for Film, TV Production (14/3/2008)

 SYPHA-supported events

NAB 2008 - Where Content Comes to Life
Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, USA
Conferences: 11-17 April 2007
Exhibits: 14-17 April 2007
The NAB Show is the forum for technologies that drive the entire eco-system of media. The NAB Show is the ultimate destination for a global audience of media professionals who seek to deliver enriched content from concept to consumption. With 1600+ companies on the exhibit floor, the NAB Show spans the entire spectrum of industries related to electronic content: content creation, content management, distribution and delivery, and content commerce.

PALME Middle East 2008
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, U.A.E
27-29 April 2008
PALME Middle East is the region's only exhibition for professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration technologies. By visiting PALME Middle East you will be able to source the very latest technologies and applications, and see and hear first hand, the very latest product launches.

PALM Expo 2008
China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
29 May - 1 June 2008
Be part of the largest and most established international exhibition of professional audio, light, AV, music and technology in China - PALM EXPO 2008!

Las Vegas Convention Center, USA
18-20 June 2008
InfoComm is the one show where you can have it all — every technology solution required to build critical AV and information communication systems. InfoComm fully embraces the audio side of “audiovisual” in addition to display and projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, collaborative conferencing, networking, signal distribution and digital content creation.

PALME Asia 2008
Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Centre
8 - 10 July 2008
Be part of South East Asia's largest and most established professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition - PALME Asia 2008!

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