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SYPHAnews - 18 April 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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Avid Technology, Inc.
delivers the solutions that "Make, Manage and Move Media!"

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STOP PRESS!! With NAB 2006 about to open, the news this month is mainly preview information about what will be on display. Avid also continues the acquisition trail with the announcement that it has acquired Sundance Digital, Inc. With a packed schedule of press conferences and exhibitor meetings, we look forward to bringing you a full round up after the show.

We are also pleased to announce that the all-new NLE Buyers Guide is now ready. It gives you FREE online access to our database of nearly 200 nonlinear video products including turnkey systems, stand alone appliances, video I/O hardware and NLE software packages, as well as disk recorders and servers aimed at post production. In addition to searching by manufacturer and product name, more detailed search criteria include application, system type, operating system, video I/O type, tapeless camera media support, AAF support, MXF support, and cost range.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

Avid Technology
Grass Valley
DVS Digital Video Systems
Matrox Video Products Group

Camera news

Hitachi Paves the Way for Streamlined Tapeless Acquisition and Production Workflow (17/4/2006)

Hitachi to Debut the DK-H31S Two Piece HDTV Camera at NAB 2006 (17/4/2006)

Focus Enhancements and JVC Professional Announce Availability of DR-HD100 DTE Recorder for JVC ProHD Camcorders (10/4/2006)

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

NLE news

nNovia Launch QC Deck and QC100-R at NAB 2006 (18/4/2006)

Avid Acquires Sundance Digital, Inc. (18/4/2006)

Gallery Announce SIENNA MOS architecture for QuickTime News (15/4/2006)

1 Beyond Announces the HD OctoFlex 8 Process Video Workstation for Windows XP (15/4/2006)

Grande Vitesse Systems Unveils the GVS9000 4NXU With 10 Hours of Uncompressed HD Virtual Tape Recording (15/4/2006)

DVS Introduces New Pronto2K.2 and ProntoHD.2 Digital Disk Recorders (10/4/2006)

Apple Ships Final Cut Studio 5.1 (10/4/2006)

CineForm and Wafian Announce the HR-1 Affordable Direct-to-Disk HD-SDI Recorder (10/4/2006)

DVS and ARRI provide innovative solution for digital dailies workflow (10/4/2006)

Canopus Offers New Trial Version of EDIUS Pro3 Realtime Video Editing Software (27/3/2006)

Quantel Introduces TimeMagic for eQ (27/3/2006)

BOXX Launches GoBOXX 1400 Mobile Workstation with AMD's Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processors (20/3/2006)

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

HD news

Miranda Launches Multiple HDV Interfaces at NAB (15/4/2006)

Canon Adds Super Telephoto Portable Lenses to eHDxs Line of ENG/EFP Lenses (15/4/2006)

Canon Introduces HDgc High Definition Lenses to Support the Expanding HD Camera Market (15/4/2006)

Coolux Introduces the Pandoras Box System for HD/SD 3D Real-time Compositing (7/4/2006)

Sony unveils two new HDV videocassette recorders (7/4/2006)

Screen Subtitling Systems leads the way in HD subtitling technology (7/4/2006)

New Tektronix Video Waveform Monitors Aid in Transition to Digital Environments (7/4/2006)

Tektronix Adds Eye and Jitter Measurements, ARIB Support to WVR7100 and WVR6100 Rasterizers (7/4/2006)

Avid Deko 4.0 Delivers New Creative Tools and Increases Workflow Efficiency (7/4/2006)

The Pixel Farm Launches V2 of its PFClean Image Clean Up and Preparation Application (20/3/2006)

Miranda to Showcase Multiple New HD Monitoring Capabilities (20/3/2006)

MTI Film to Unveil 2K Control Dailies (20/3/2006)

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.

DAW news

Zaxcom Introduces New ZFR100 Broadcast-Quality Recorder at NAB2006 (17/4/2006)

Mackie Announces Universal Support for Intel-based Macs (15/4/2006)

Sound Devices Unveils New Portable Audio Recorders (4/4/2006)

IEEE 1394 Moves Center Stage in Professional Audio Markets with New Pro-Audio Working Group (4/4/2006)

Virtual Katy Launches VK Conformer Making Auto-Conforming Affordable for Pro Tools Users (4/4/2006)

Sonic Studio Releases SonicStudio•DDP - Latest Version Adds Most Asked For Features (4/4/2006)

Celemony Software Introduces Melodyne essential Version 1.5 (4/4/2006)

RME Introduces the Fireface 400 36-Channel 24 Bit/192 kHz FireWire Audio Interface (4/4/2006)

Mackie Previews New Satellite FireWire Recording System (4/4/2006)

Apogee Introduces Symphony, Multi-Channel PCI Express card for Macintosh (4/4/2006)

Apogee Introduces Ensemble, Digitally-Controlled, Multi-Channel Audio interface (4/4/2006)

VOSGAMES Releases Verion 5 of the Boom Field Recorder (4/4/2006)

SADiE announces PCM-H128 128 input and output 4U recorder (27/3/2006)

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

120th AES Convention
Paris Expo, France
20 - 23 May 2006
The AES Pro Audio Expo & Convention returns to Paris in 2006 and for the first time, will be held at Paris Expo, the leading French exhibition centre and the 4th biggest complex in Europe. Over the last 30 years, the AES has always been THE showcase and the birthplace for leading new products. It is a field of exchanges and experimentations between the scientific community and the final users. Mark your agenda, and organise your participation in the AES Pro Audio Expo & Convention today!

SMPTE New York Editing Showcase
Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC, USA
6 June 2006
Back by popular demand, it's the SMPTE New York Section's Editing Showcase and Exhibition! Come join your colleagues in a concentrated segment of post editing, professionals, users, and buyers. Geared to everyone from CEOs and business owners, vice presidents, directors of engineering, and consultants, to editors, product managers, and sales managers. If you're in editing and post production, and didn't get a chance to go to NAB this year, or even if you did get to NAB, this event is not to be missed!

InfoComm 2006
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
Conference: 3-9 June 2006
Exhibition: 7-9 June 2006
InfoComm is the leading business-to-business marketplace for display, projection, audio, video-conferencing, Internet streaming and networked presentation and communications systems. More than 28,000 professionals from over 80 countries will gather to explore new products, learn the latest trends and techniques and interact with peers.

Singapore Expo Halls 7 & 8, Singapore
Conference 19 - 22 June 2006
Exhibition 20 - 23 June 2006
BroadcastAsia2006, "Digital: The Journey Forward" is Asia's 11th International Digital Multimedia and Entertainment Technology Exhibition and Conference. Industry players at BroadcastAsia2006 will experience and engage with the latest in digital multimedia technologies, covering all aspects from content creation, management through to delivery. The BroadcastAsia2006 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.

Broadcast LIVE
20-22 June 2006 Earls Court 2, London, UK
Broadcast LIVE is the NEW exhibition and conference that will attract the very top industry decision-makers for the entire film and TV industry. The event will highlight and embrace the business opportunities across the whole content chain in creation, management and delivery. Register NOW for your FREE ticket (worth 20) and you could win an iPod.

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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