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SYPHAnews - 13 February 2006

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

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delivers the solutions that "Make, Manage and Move Media!"

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STOP PRESS!! In case you missed the previous announcement, the all-new Pro Camera Guide is now available. If you're interested in broadcast and professional cameras or camcorders - then this is the guide for you. It gives you FREE online access to our database of broadcast and professional cameras and camcorders.

We are in the process of spring-cleaning the NLE Buyers Guide - everything will be renewed in time for the NAB Convention. If you know of a nonlinear video product that isn't already in the guide, including turnkey systems and hardware and software packages, then please let us know.

Finally we'd like to welcome TV-Bay as a new advertiser. TV-Bay is a global online equipment marketplace for the broadcast, film and video industries.

Camera news

Grass Valley Gets All the Action with HD Wireless Camera (10/2/2006)

Sony Unveils Full Range of High Definition Products in its XDCAM Profesional Disc System (10/2/2006)

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

NLE news

Blackmagic Design Announces Multibridge Extreme 5.4 Software: Featuring New HD to SD Downconversion and 30" Monitoring Support (10/2/2006)

Bluefish444 Announces Major Software Update for Adobe Production Studio (10/2/2006)

Bluefish444 Announces Major Software Update: Symmetry 3.0 (10/2/2006)

SpectSoft announces support for the new PCIe line of I/O boards from AJA in RaveHD (26/1/2006)

AJA Enables Native HD/SD Capture, Editing and Playback with AJA XENA HS Support for Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 (26/1/2006)

Bluefish444 Europe to Bundle Ciprico's MediaVault Fibr Channel Products (26/1/2006)

FOCUS Enhancements Announces Native QuickTime HDV Support for FireStore FS-4Pro HD and DR-HD100 Portable HD DTE recorders (26/1/2006)

Adobe Recommends NVIDIA Quadro GPUs for Optimal Performance With Adobe OpenHD Video Editing Solutions (24/1/2006)

Bluefish444 Announces HD|Fury Turnkey System with Adobe Production Studio Submitted to Adobe OpenHD Alliance for Certification (24/1/2006)

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Production Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 on Matrox Axio Realtime HD and SD Editing Platforms (24/1/2006)

Blackmagic Design Announces Immediate Availability of Software Update with Full Support for Adobe Production Studio (24/1/2006)

Adobe Revolutionises Post-Production Workflows with All-New Adobe Production Studio (17/1/2006)

Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Dramatically Increases Post-Production Workflow Productivity (17/1/2006)

New cross-platform access to Quantel workspace by Pixel Nation (17/1/2006)

Sony Broadcast & Professional
Sony offers a wide variety of format options, all delivering a balanced blend of features and performances tailored to a wide range of production needs and budgets. Find out which one is ideal for you.

HD news

Tiger Technology introduces a new File Sequence Optimizer to streamline the digital intermediate film workflow (10/2/2006)

Expanded Grass Valley Kayak Video Production Switcher Line Gives Operators Multi-Format Platform To Mix and Match SD and HD (10/2/2006)

Snell & Wilcox Adds Multifunction Decoding and HDTV Conversion to IQ Modular Range (10/2/2006)

Telestream Announces Immediate Availability of Flip4Mac WMV Version 2.0 (26/1/2006)

Snell Wilcox and Omneon Partner to Deliver SD/HD Mastering and Server Solution (26/1/2006)

Snell & Wilcox Announces Launch of IMPAKT 3D DVE Option for Kahuna SD/HD Production Switcher (26/1/2006)

Bryant Broadcast Offers SMPTE 311 Cables for New Generation HDTV Cameras (17/1/2006)

DAW news

Violet Audio Announces the ADP61 24bit 192kHz Studio AV Preamp Decoder (13/2/2006)

Steinberg commits to development for Mac/Intel (13/2/2006)

Steinberg Premieres WaveLab 6 (13/2/2006)

Yamaha Announces MW USB Mixing Studios With USB Connectivity and Cubase LE (13/2/2006)

Solid State Logic Debuts Solutions for DAW-Based Audio Production (13/2/2006)

Tascam Ships HD-P2 Portable Stereo Recorder with Built-In Timecode and 192kHz/24-bit Recording to Compact Flash Media (7/2/2006)

Tascam Releases Software Update for DM-3200 Digital Console Adding Support for FireWire Card, Cascade and More (7/2/2006)

Open Labs Unveils MiKo, First Professional Portable Media Workcenter (7/2/2006)

SM Pro Audio Announces PR8E 8 Channel Mic Preamp (7/2/2006)

Lexicon Launches Lambda Desktop Recording Studio Package (7/2/2006)

Adobe Audition 2.0 Adds Precision and Flexibility with Powerful New Audio Tools (17/1/2006

Books and Training

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

Video Shooter: Storytelling with DV, HD, and HDV Cameras (January 2006)

Practical DV Filmmaking (December 2005)

SYPHA-supported events

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE
7 - 9 March 2006
CABSAT is the Middle East's leading electronic media and communications event and the only event in the region that is endorsed and supported by international industry associations such as the GVF, Arab States Broadcasting Union, Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union and The International Associations of Broadcasting Manufacturers. Other highlights of the event include: Middle East Broadcasting Conference, GVF Satellite Symposium, Radio and Audio Pavilion, and Industry Leadership Awards.

NAB 2006
LVCC, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Conferences 22-27 April 2006
Exhibition 24-27 April 2006
Immediate Future - When it happens in the World of Electronic Media, it happens here first. From entertainment to news to business communications, NAB2006 is the only global event that covers the entire spectrum of media. Experience comprehensive business and technology insights and innovations covering every aspect of audio and video content production, management and distribution across all forms of media.

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.

China International Exhibition Hall , Beijing, China
31 May - 3 June
Into its 15th year of establishment, CALM Expo 2006 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, CALM 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.

PALA 2006
Royal Paragon Hall, Bangkok, Thailand
20 - 22 July 2006
PALA 2006 is the meeting place in Southeast Asia for professional audio and lighting, incorporating audio-visual, music, broadcast, installation and systems integration. Targeted to reach out to visitors and exhibitors in the entertainment, events, architectural, installation and leisure industries, PALA facilitates commercial opportunities for growing your products' brand, expanding the current market share and increasing products' sales.

PALA India
Andheri Sports 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.

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