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SYPHAnews - 19 May 2006

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STOP PRESS!! This bumper edition is of course due to our round-up from the NAB 2006 Convention. With only the official registered attendees figure of 105,046 to go by, it is hard to know if attendance was up or not. It was certainly busy in the Apple vs Avid area! As expected, high definition has become a 'given', whatever the flavour, and this year there were plenty of developments in the 2k and 4k space.

The back of the Central hall proved to be worth the walk for several reasons. Firstly, to see a demonstration of the Ultra High-Definition TV System developed by NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories in Japan. Not only did this 4320 scanning line system offer stunning picture quality with 7680x4320 pixels, but also the world's first 22.2 multichannel sound system. Secondly, to watch a live high definition production by the NAB-HD team.

If you didn't get to NAB 2006, or even if you did, there are two events coming up which promise a look at the latest developments. The SMPTE NY Editing Showcase will take place in NYC on 6 June 2006 and attendance is free if you register at The renamed Broadcast LIVE exhibition and conference in London from 20-22 June 2006 - for your free ticket and to book workshops or seminars visit now!

Camera news

Codex 4k/2k HD Media Recording System Captures Moving Images and Sound at NAB 2006 (19/5/2006)

Ikegami Shows Editcam Tapeless HD and SD Cameras, and CMOS and CCD Image-Sensor Innovations Among its NAB 2006 Product Highlights (19/5/2006)

JVC Expands ProHD Line-up with Multipurpose GY-HD250U Camcorder (19/5/2006)

JVC Introduces GY-HD200U ProHD Camcorder for 24P and 60P Acquisition (19/5/2006)

JVC Demonstrates Native NLE Support For JVC 24p Format At NAB 2006 (19/5/2006)

ARRIFLEX D-20 Film-Style Digital Camera at NAB 2006 (19/5/2006)

Focus Enhancements' HD Direct To Edit Tapeless Acquisition Demonstrated with Canon, JVC, Panasonic, and Sony Camcorders (19/5/2006)

Iconix Video Announces Production Launch of its HD-RH1 HD Remote Head Camera System at NAB 2006 (17/5/2006)

Fraunhofer Institute Presents SmartCam HDTV and MicroHDTV Compact Cameras (17/5/2006)

Fraunhofer Institute Presents Megacine: Portable storage unit for digital movie production (17/5/2006)

Shoot from the Hip! Shining Technology's CitiDISK for HD Supports Panasonic AG-HVX200 Camera (17/5/2006)

Major Broadcast and Pro Video Solutions Developers Announce Support for the Canon XL H1 HD Camcorder (11/5/2006)

Panasonic's New P2 HD Line-up Offers Solid State Reliability and Full DVCPRO HD Production Quality Video for High Definition Applications (11/5/2006)

SanDisk Works With Grass Valley To Develop First Broadcast Industry Camcorder To Use Flash Memory Cards (11/5/2006)

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

NLE news

Bluefish444 Announces Support for Final Cut Studio 5.1 for its Entire Prouct Line (19/5/2006)

Masstech Group Announces M-Connect, a Powerful New Interface for Apple Final Cut Studio (19/5/2006)

EditShare Announces Canopus EDIUS Support (17/5/2006)

Tarari and Avid Announce Licensing Agreement for Tarari's Encoder Accelerator for Real-Time Encoding Acceleration of Windows Media Video (17/5/2006)

PNY Technologies Launches New Line of Broadcast HD-SDI and HD Video Editing Solutions (17/5/2006)

EVS unveils production/playout server for SONY HD 3x speed super slow motion system (17/5/2006)

Grass Valley Announces New Open Alliance Partner Initiative (11/5/2006)

Grass Valley Unveils Flexible, Integrated K2- and EDIUS- based Shared Production Environment (11/5/2006)

Grass Valley Launches New 4.0 Version of EDIUS Nonlinear Editing Software at NAB (11/5/2006)

Grass Valley Announces REV PRO Drive as Standard Feature on all Turnkey NewsEdit and EDIUS Nonlinear Editing Systems (11/5/2006)

Grass Valley Announces Collaborative Development Effort with Avid to Integrate Infinity Series with Avid Editing Systems (11/5/2006)

Avid Liquid Chrome HD Delivers Greater Format Flexibility and New Effects Tools (9/5/2006)

Avid Studio Toolkit Delivers New Avid FX and 3D Tools, Adds Blu-ray Support (9/5/2006)

Avid Unleashes Mac HD and Avid Mojo SDI for Avid Xpress Pro (9/5/2006)

Avid DS Nitris Expands Hi-Res and HD Finishing Capabilities (9/5/2006)

Avid Shatters Real-Time Storage Barriers with Open Storage Initiative and Unprecedented System Capacity of 192 TB (9/5/2006)

Avid Unveils World's First Nonlinear Workflow Engine: Avid Interplay (9/5/2006)

Avid Media Composer Breaks New Ground with Workflow-Intelligent, Scalable Family (9/5/2006)

AJA Debuts 2K Video Support and HD Cross-Convert with KONA 3 v2 Upgrade (8/5/2006)

AJA Debuts XENA 2K and Adds New Adobe Premiere Pro Support Into XENA Line (8/5/2006)

DVS next generation of OEM products (8/5/2006)

DVS CLIPSTER enhances performance (8/5/2006)

NewTek announces SpeedEDIT Video Editor (8/5/2006)

NewTek announces VT[5] Live! (8/5/2006)

Zaxel Systems Ships Video Server with Lossless Compression and up to 4k Recording (8/5/2006)

Quantel launches Newsbox HD at NAB (8/5/2006)

Quantel Introduces eQ FX at NAB (26/4/2006)

Unique OEM Product Suite from Pleora Allows Post-Production Video Applications to Run on Standard PCs and IP/Ethernet (24/4/2006)

Matrox Announces New Features for Matrox DSX Developer Platforms at NAB 2006 (23/4/2006)

Matrox Announces Matrox RT.X2 Professional Realtime Native HDV and DV Editing Platform (23/4/2006)

Matrox Announces Matrox MXO Portable Broadcast-Quality Audio/Video Output Adapter for the Mac (23/4/2006)

Matrox to Offer Sony XDCAM and XDCAM HD Workflow on Axio Realtime HD/SD Editing Systems (23/4/2006)

Matrox to Offer Panasonic P2 Workflow on Axio Realtime HD/SD Editing Systems (23/4/2006)

Matrox Ships 500 Matrox Axio LE Realtime HD/SD Editing Systems (23/4/2006)

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

HD news

Digital Vision introduces fastest DI Platform at NAB2006 (19/5/2006)

Digital Vision debuts DVNR 2k image processing workstation (19/5/2006)

Exavio Makes HD and DI Workflows More Affordable, More Manageable and More Flexible (19/5/2006)

JVC Expands Monitor Line-up with High Performance 40 Inch High Definition LCD Monitor (19/5/2005)

JVC Offers First High Definition 48 Inch Reference Monitor with its Patented 3-Chip D-ILA Technology (19/5/2005)

JVC Unveils Breakthrough HDV Encoder/Decoder (19/5/2005)

Miranda Shows Multiple New HDV Interfaces (19/5/2005)

Maximum Throughput Showcases New Technology Including Uncompressed Dual HD Stream DDR Functionality (17/5/2006)

Grass Valley Strengthens its Commitment to Post with Product Launches for the Bones Digital Intermediate Platform (11/5/2006)

Sonic Ships Scenarist 4 and CineVision High-Definition Authoring Systems and Encoding Systems (8/5/2006)

Quantel Debuts True 4K on iQ and Pablo (8/5/2006)

Quantel's Pablo 4K Colour Correction Systems makes Vegas debut (26/4/2006)

Quantel Paintbox gets all-new platform for NAB (26/4/2006)

Wohler Technologies Introduces Three New High Resolution LCD Video Monitors (23/4/2006)

Rorke Data Launches Low-Cost Desktop RAID for HD Post (23/4/2006)

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

Newly Upgraded Fairlight Audio Video Network Solutions Streamline HD Workflow in Broadcast and Post Environments (17/5/2006)

Fairlight Unveils HD DREAM Factory Limited Offer at NAB 2006 - Turnkey HD Audio Production Suite for under $100,000 (17/5/2006)

Digidesign Brings Back Popular Hardware Exchange Programs (17/5/2006)

Digidesign Announces New Offerings for VENUE at NAB 2006 (17/5/2006)

What's New for Digidesign at NAB 2006 (17/5/2006)

Smart AV release v1.5.1 Software for the Smart Console (17/5/2006)

DTS Announces DTS-HD Master Audio Suite and DTS Surround Audio Suite; New Audio Software for Next Generation & Current Optical Disc Formats (15/5/2006)

From Ebony To Ivory: Focusrite Announces The New Saffire LE (15/5/2006)

SADiE Announces PCM-H16 High Power Studio Workstation (15/5/2006)

SADiE Releases V5.5 Software (15/5/2006)

Solid State Logic Announces Expansion Into Broadcast Video Production Systems (15/5/2006)

Solid State Logic Releases C200 DAW Control Software (15/5/2006)

Nagra Audio Showcases ARES-M Hand-Held Recorder (15/5/2006)

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
Earls Court 2, London, UK
20-22 June 2006
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 view our full conference programme.

PALA Thailand 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.

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