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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

27 January 2009

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We'd like to wish you all a belated Happy New Year, and to thank our sponsors, advertisers and visitors for their support and feedback in 2008.

The new edition of our DAW Buyers Guide is now available. The DAW Buyers Guide covers the whole range of tapeless audio systems, including turnkey systems, self-contained desktop DAWs, hardware and software packages, DAW controllers, disk-based multitracks and tapeless recorders. If your company makes a product that is not included, please complete this form.

If you are attending Integrated Systems Europe next week in Amsterdam, please come and say hello at stand 11C46 - we'll be showing HiddenWires, our residential systems e-magazine.


Broadcast and professional video cameras made by Hitachi are synonymous for innovation and ultimate performance.

 Camera news

Panasonic Professional & Broadcast IT Systems Moves Closer to Its Local Markets (27/1/2009)

JVC introduces GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 solid state camcorders with QuickTime recording for Apple's Final Cut Pro (14/1/2009)

Panasonic offers Scene Files to expand user's creativity with P2 HD camcorders (12/1/2008)

Telecast Fiber Systems Expands Product Lines to Support Panasonic Cameras (4/1/2009)

Panasonic announces availability of 64GB solid-state card (5/12/2008)

Panasonic announces Varicam 3700 solid-state P2 HD cinematography camcorder (5/12/2008)

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

 NLE news

Lightworks Releases Software Version 1.3 for Alacrity and Softworks (27/1/2009)

Marquis Provides Seamless Integration between Avid Interplay and Final Cut Pro with Medway (27/1/2009)

Maximum Throughput Ships MAXedit Server Edition Multi-user Editing Solution (27/1/2009)

Pixellexis introduces single card JPEG2000 solution for imaging applications (16/1/2009)

AJA Offers 1080 VFR Support for the Canon XH G1S With Update for Io HD, KONA 3 and KONA LHe (14/1/2009)

Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink SDI (14/1/2009)

Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Studio (14/1/2009)

Thomson Wins Two 2008 Technical and Engineering Emmy Awards (12/1/2009)

MXF4mac supports Avid MXF allowing Final Cut Studio and Avid applications to work with the same media files (12/1/2009)

Apple's Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 software supports the Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCAM camcorder's PH recording mode (12/1/2009)

G-Technology announces G-SPEED eS Pro Storage Solution for Fibre Channel-like Performance in All-Digital A/V Workflows (12/1/2009)

1 Beyond Announces Portable Field Ingest, Editing and Playback System for P2 Workflows (12/1/2009)

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium (8/1/2009)

Marquis Announces Interoperability of Medway and Quantum's StorNext Archiving Software (8/1/2009)

Marquis Broadcast Announces Medway Certified with Isilon IQ Clustered Storage Systems (8/1/2009)

Telestream Makes Episode Desktop Media Encoder Available for Windows (8/1/2009)

Avid unveils Avid Unity ISIS 2.0 offering real-time HD collaboration (5/12/2008)

Omneon and Front Porch Digital Accelerate Access to Media Content (5/12/2008)

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

 HD news

Broadcast Pix introduces Slate G Series of live integrated production systems (27/1/2009)

Argosy Introduces New LCD HD Video Monitors (16/1/2009)

Streambox Releases HD/SD Encoder Ideal for Broadcasting and Video Post-Production (4/1/2009)

 DAW news

Digidesign Unveils New Pro Tools LE System Bundles (27/1/2009)

Steinberg presents Cubase 5 and Cubase Studio 5 (27/1/2009)

Novation launches Automap 3 Prowith support for multiple hardware devices (16/1/2009)

Focusrite announces Liquid Saffire 56 - the integration of Liquid pre-amp technology with Saffire PRO audio interfacing (16/1/2009)

Celemony presents Melodyne editor with DNA Direct Note Access (16/1/2009)

EDIROL announces R-09HR Handheld Recorder (14/1/2009)

iZotope licenses technology to Sony for its ACID Pro 7 Digital Audio Workstation (12/1/2008)

Sound Devices ships CL-8 Controller for its 788T digital 8-track recorder (12/1/2008)

M-Audio ships Pro Tools M-Powered 8 Software (12/1/2008)

Digidesign Ships Pro Tools 8 Software (12/1/2008)

JoeCo Previews new BLACKBOX RECORDER multi-track capturing device (8/1/2009)

Rycote Unveils Five New Windshields For Compact Digital Field Recorders (4/1/2009)

Minnetonka Audio Software updates SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II Pro Tools Plug-in (4/1/2009)

iZotope Licenses Audio Technology to Grass Valley for EDIUS 5 Editing Software (4/1/2009)

Merging Technologies announces new Ovation multimedia server and sequencer (5/12/2008)

 SYPHA-supported events

evenTech Scotland
SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
25-26 February 2009
evenTech Scotland is a new and exciting independent trade exhibition focusing on the entertainment and installation technology sectors. It has been designed specifically to cater for the United Kingdom’s Northern markets – Scotland and Northern England. evenTech Scotland is a focused networking forum for the region’s key decision-makers to keep up-to-date with the hottest technologies and latest industry trends and developments.

Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE
3-5 March 2009
The third largest regional industry event globally, CABSAT has been growing from strength to strength in delivering quality visitors to exhibitors. CABSAT 2008 had a total of 650 exhibiting companies from 50 countries and received over 9,300 visitors from over 100 countries. Entering into its 15th year, CABSAT MENA is the ideal platform for companies wanting to gain an edge over their competitors. All the more so in the MENASA region, face to face relationships are critical to successful business dealings.

Cinema Today
Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India
6-8 March 2009
Cinema Today 2009 is the only exhibition to be held in India bringing together all the facets of film production and broadcast, theatre, animation and special effects, film location facilities, pro audio and lighting, makeup and cosmetics, indoor and outdoor publicity, film market and cinema allied services. Cinema Today expo will provide an opportunity for the different segments of the industry to showcase their products and services under one common platform.

Broadcast Today
Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India
6-8 March 2009
Broadcast Today is an international exhibition for broadcast, post production and video equipment. It is a one-stop sourcing ground for manufacturers, dealers, distributors and suppliers of broadcast, production and post production companies for both radio and television industry.

PALME Middle East
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE
26-28 April 2009
The Middle East's only exhibition of professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration technologies. Now in its 7th year, PALME Middle East is truly established as the networking event for the industry, attracting 8,000 visitors over three days. It attracts key decision makers who buy, specify and influence the purchase of professional entertainment, events or installation technologies from 76 countries. With three dedicated vertical events; Install Middle East, Event 360 Middle East and MUSAC, PALME Middle East continues to be the ideal gateway to reach the ever changing industry markets.

NAB 2009 - Where Content Comes to Life
Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, USA
Conferences: 18-23 April 2009
Exhibits: 20-23 April 2009
The NAB Show is over twice the size of any other tradeshow centered on content: creation, management, commerce, distribution and delivery. The NAB Show is the ultimate destination for a global audience of media professionals who seek to deliver enriched content from concept to consumption. If You See Yourself Here... the NAB Show is Your Show.

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