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SYPHAnews - 12 May 2007

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This edition brings you our round-up from the NAB 2007 Convention. For information released prior to the event please see our March and April preview editions. The show felt a little different this year with some of the major players moving from their traditional spots - and for the first time in our 14 years of attending, it was cold outside! The uncomfortable Apple vs Avid scrum that has greeted anyone entering the South Hall for the past couple of years was avoided due to relocating the Apple extravaganza further down the hall.

Some editorials have taken the line that this was a rather dull NAB, but we found that there was plenty to keep us busy for the four days. It is fair to say that high definition capability no longer makes headlines, but there is a move to higher resolutions with Quantel and DVS, to name but two companies, supporting 4K post production. Tapeless acquisition and workflow also continues to develop. Apple caused a stir with the introduction of Final Cut Server media asset management and workflow automation for Final Cut Studio 2, and there was a constant queue around the Red booth for the opportunity to see the latest results from the Red One digital film camera.

Camera news

Silicon Imaging and P+S Technik deliver Modular SI-2K Digital Cinema Cameras, Optics and Production Equipment (12/5/2007)

Cooke Optics Announces Red Digital Cinema Support for /i Technology (12/5/2007)

GVS-Grande Vitesse Systems Demonstrates Flypack 9000 dual-head digital video recorder (4/5/2007)

Ikegami Tsushinki and Toshiba Unveil Advanced Total Tapeless Acquisition and Production/Editing System (2/5/2007)

Ikegami Introduces Holographic Drive Based On InPhase Tapestry Will Enable Editcam HD Users To Archive Content (2/5/2007)

FFV to Develop Embedded REV PRO-Based Solution for Tape-Based 'SX' Camcorders (2/5/2007)

S.two Announces 4K version of award- winning proven Digital Film Recorders (27/4/2007)

Panasonic Introduces AVCHD as Professional Industry Replacement for the Mini-DV Format (27/4/2007)

JVC Introduces Wireless ProHD Microwave Equipped Camera System (26/4/2007)

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

NLE news

Media 100 Ships Version 11.6 with Support for Intel-based Macs (12/5/2007)

Cooke Optics Announces Avid Support for /i Technology (12/5/2007)

1 Beyond Announces HD D2D-Max Portable Uncompressed HD Direct-to-Disk Multi-Function Recorder (10/5/2007)

Quantel launches Genetic Engineering open teamworking infrastructure for Post and DI (10/5/2007)

Quantel's Genetic Engineering opens up the post and DI pipeline (10/5/2007)

Quantel increases resolution across post and DI range - 4K and HD RGB now standard specification (10/5/2007)

Telestream Announces Episode Integration with Final Cut Studio 2 (10/5/2007)

Episode Engine Brings Unparalleled Encoding Performance to the Mac Masses (10/5/2007)

Focus Enhancements Announces Version 3.0 Upgrade for FS-100 Portable Direct To Edit Recorder (10/5/2007)

Sony Creative Software Launches Free Update for Vegas 7 Professional NLE with Support for Sony's AVCHD High Definition Camcorders (4/5/2007)

Adobe Delivers Previews of Pro Video Tools (4/5/2007)

GVS-Grande Vitesse Systems Showcases GVS9000 4XU 2RF Rugged Field Film Recorder (4/5/2007)

Wafian Introduces two new Direct-to-Disk Video Recorders: HR-F1 for 4:2:2 Field Acquisition and HR-2 for 4:4:4 Digital Film Acquisition (30/4/2007)

Thomson Launches Grass Valley ContentShare2 Comprehensive Workflow and Media Management System (30/4/2007)

Thomson's Grass Valley Boosts EDIUS Capabilities and User Interface (30/4/2007)

Thomson Announces New Features for its Grass Valley K2 Media Client and Media Server (30/4/2007)

NewTek Announces SpeedEDIT Upgrade (27/4/2007)

NewTek SpeedEDIT Now Supports Windows Vista (27/4/2007)

AJA Introduces Io HD for 10-Bit HD Editing Leveraging Apple's New ProRes 422 Format (27/4/2007)

AJA Announces 3.0 Software Upgrade for XENA Video Playback and Capture Cards (27/4/2007)

Harris Corporation Supercharges Broadcast Newsroom Editing with the Introduction of NewsForce (27/4/2007)

Harris Corporation Integrates Apple's Final Cut Studio With NewsForce (27/4/2007)

Sony Creative Software Partners with AMD to host Technology Preview of 64-Bit Version of Vegas NLE Software (26/4/2007)

Avid Advances Open Platform Initiative with More Than 50 Third Parties at NAB 2007 (26/4/2007)

Avid Unveils Liquid Chrome Xe with AJA Support (26/4/2007)

Avid Unveils New System Architecture to Power Fifth-Generation Avid Unity MediaNetwork (26/4/2007)

Apple Introduces Final Cut Server (26/4/2007)

Apple Unveils Final Cut Studio 2 (26/4/2007)

HD news

Skymicro announces Server Configurations enabling customers to deploy encoding solutions (12/5/2007)

ROOT6 Unveils New V2.2 software for ContentAgent (12/5/2007)

Digital Vision Showcases Colour Grading Workflow in the Avid Environment (12/5/2007)

Quantel unveils Mission Media and Asset Management system (10/5/2007)

Quantel adds HD for free to pioneering Newsbox HD (10/5/2007)

Telestream Announces Major FlipFactory V6.0 Enhancements (10/5/2007)

Focus Enhancements Announces ProxSys PX-1 Media Server Designed for Production (8/5/2007)

Digital Vision Qualifies Software Products on DVS Platform (8/5/2007)

ViewCast Releases New Osprey-700 HD Audio/Video Capture Card

Digital Ordnance debuts new version of Frame Thrower 2K playback system at NAB (2/5/2007)

New Grass Valley Bones Dailies Software from Thomson Revolutionizes Digital Intermediate Workflow (30/4/2007)

AJA Launches New FS1 and GEN10 Converters (27/4/2007)

JVC Adds to Display Line-Up with 9-inch and 17-inch Flat Panel Monitors (26/4/2007)

JVC Expands Display Line with HD Flat Panel Monitors for Broadcast and Post Production Applications (26/4/2007)

DAW news

SADiE Releases V5.6 Software (12/5/2007)

Lawo merges DAW plugins and mixing consoles (12/5/2007)

Fairlight Adds New Features and Seamless AAF and AES-31 File Interchange with Dream II Version 1.1 Software (8/5/2007)

Korg Exhibits MR-1 and MR-1000 1-bit Professional Mobile Recorders (8/5/2007)

Solid State Logic Unveils Upgraded C300 HD Master Studio System (8/5/2007)

Euphonix Introduces S5 Fusion Digital Audio Post Mixing System for HDTV (4/5/2007)

Merging Technologies Launches 256-Channel MassCore Console Mix Engine and Ramses Integrated Console System (27/4/2007)

Digidesign Ships Reel Tape Suite Analog Tape Emulation Effects for Pro Tools, Avid, and VENUE Systems (26/4/2007)

SYPHA-supported events

PALME 2007 Exhibition
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, U.A.E
20-22 May 2007
PALME is the Middle East's professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition. This unique showcase brings together major international manufacturers, key regional suppliers, installers and integrators from the professional entertainment, events and project installation industries.

PALM Expo - China International Exhibition of Pro Audio, Light, Music & Technology
China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, P.R. China
2-5 June 2007
Into its 16th year of establishment, PALM Expo 2007 is the most dynamic and integrated entertainment technology event in China. More than just an annual exhibition for the Professional Audio, Light and Musical Instruments fraternity, PALM Expo is the premier networking and educational platform for the global industry to converge and discuss the latest developments and technology over the 4-day event.

InfoComm 2007
Conference: June 15-21
Exhibition: June 19-21
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
InfoComm, the world's premier audio visual trade show, is the place to discover new products and hot trends. InfoComm represents your opportunity to experience a wide-variety of integrated solutions in person. This year's show floor will be packed with nearly 800 exhibitors, 28,000 attendees and over 10,000 new, cutting edge products.

Singapore Expo Halls 7-9, Singapore
Conference 19-21 June 2007
Exhibition 19-22 June 2007
BroadcastAsia2007, "Digital: The Journey Forward" is Asia's 12th International Digital Multimedia and Entertainment Technology Exhibition and Conference. Industry players at BroadcastAsia2007 will experience and engage with the latest in digital multimedia technologies, covering all aspects from content creation, management through to delivery. The BroadcastAsia2007 International Conference will cover the latest topics and trends in digital multimedia technologies and broadcasting, providing industry players with solid platform for the digital journey ahead.

Singapore Expo, Singapore
12-14 July 2007
PALME Asia, formerly known as PALA, is Asia's unique showcase for major international manufacturers, key regional suppliers, installers and integrators from the professional entertainment, AV, music, broadcast and project installation industries. With a new identity and new location PALME Asia is set to be even better.

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