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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

27 February 2009

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This month's issue is mainly about what will be shown at NAB 2009. While Avid is back this year, Apple is not as it sees trade shows playing a minor role in how it reaches its customers, and with the likes of Quantel pulling out, it promises to be another year of changes. However, from the news that's coming in there will still be be plenty to see from over 1,600 exhibitors, not to mention 15+ conferences offering 700 educational events and sessions.

Grass Valley has confirmed that it will be present at NAB 2009, despite Thomson's recent announcement to divest its non-strategic operations, which include Grass Valley. In a letter to the press, Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of the Grass Valley Business Division, stated, "Over the past several months, Thomson has taken the opportunity to regroup all of the related businesses – including content production, facility infrastructure, network distribution, and transmission related product areas – under the Grass Valley brand, and a single, proven leadership team. Grass Valley is a solid business with exciting opportunities for the future. I assure you that we remain fully focused on the success of Grass Valley and our customers, and that all current customer project deployments will continue to be carefully managed."

Looking ahead to NAB 2009, Rosica confirmed, "Grass Valley will continue its long tradition by introducing very innovative and exciting new products in this, our 50th anniversary year." Watch this space for future announcements about the sale.

Finally, we are in the process of spring-cleaning the Pro Camera Guide. If you manufacture broadcast and professional cameras or camcorders, as well as those considered prosumer, then please complete the online form.

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

 Camera news

Panasonic Announces AW-HE870E 2/3-Inch 3-CCD High Definition Convertible Camera (27/2/2009)

Panasonic adds AG-HMR10 HD Recorder and AG-HCK10 Multi-Purpose Camera Head to professional AVCAM product line (25/2/2009)

Panasonic debuts AJ-HRW10G Rapid Writer P2 workflow tool (25/2/2009)

Panasonic announces AJ-PCD35E P2 Memory Drive with PCI Express interface for fast content transfer (25/2/2009)

Panasonic Debuts AG-HPX301E P2 HD 10-Bit, 4:2:2 Camcorder (25/2/2009)

Panasonic introduces AJ-CVF100G Colour Viewfinder for high-end P2 HD and DVCPRO HD camcorders (23/2/2009)

JVC Introduces GY-HM100 Hand-Held Camcorder with Native Recording of Final Cut Pro Files to SDHC media (19/2/2009)

JVC introduces GY-HM700 ProHD shoulder camcorder with native file recording onto inexpensive solid-state media (19/2/2009)

I-Movix Features new versions of its SprintCam extreme slow motion camera systems (3/2/2009)

VER Acquires HD/SD Camera Related Equipment From DALSA (2/2/2009)

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

 NLE news

Ross Video Launches New Series of SoftMetal Video Servers (27/2/2009)

IPV Showcases Enhancements to its Curator Tapeless Workflow System (27/2/2009)

Boris FX Demonstrates New Boris Continuum Complete 6 Product Line (27/2/2009)

Matrox Ships Axio LE Release 4.0 (27/2/2009)

Matrox Announces Rackmount Version of Matrox MXO2 I/O Device (27/2/2009)

NewTek Unveils New 3D Technology LightWave CORE,a next generation, node-based 3D solution (27/2/2009)

NewTek Europe shows new 3D Storm multi-channel HD/SD slow motion instant replay device (27/2/2009)

Marquis Announces Availability of Medway Integration with SeaChange Broadcast Servers (27/2/2009)

EVS Introduces its New XS Studio Production Server (25/2/2009)

Telestream Demonstrates Workflow Efficiency Solutions (19/2/2009)

DVS Presents Workflow Solutions at Eastern Region Road Show (19/2/2009)

Divergent Media Releases ClipWrap 1.1 with support for iMovie, Final Cut Express and Avid (13/2/2009)

Matrox Announces Matrox RT.X2 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Bundles (13/2/2009)

Convergent Design ships Flash XDR portable recorder/player with MXF and QT Support (13/2/2009)

Quantel not exhibiting at NAB 2009 (2/2/2009)

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

 HD news

FOR-A Highlights FVW-500HS HD/SD Video Writer (27/2/2009)

Argosy Showcases New LCD HD Video Monitor Range and other Infrastructure Products (27/2/2009)

Snell & Wilcox Kahuna Fully Integrates With Calrec Audio Consoles (27/2/2009)

Digital Rapids shows latest versions of media repurposing and delivery tools (27/2/2009)

Compix Media Launches CYNERG HD Dual-Channel HD Character Generator (23/2/2009)

Panasonic ships new 17” BT-LH1710E HD LCD Production Monitor (23/2/2009)

TAMUZ presents low budget VIDRE series of Broadcast Monitors (23/2/2009)

TAMUZ presents IMPERIAL EAGLE series of LCD Broadcast Monitors (23/2/2009)

Ross Video launches Vision QMD/X SD and HD Production Switchers (19/2/2009)

The Foundry returns to Autodesk Sparks Development (2/2/2009)

Vaddio Debuts New PreVIEW HD Dual and Triple LCD Rack Mount Monitors (2/2/2009)

Panasonic Releases New BT-LH2550 Premium 25.5" LCD HD Production Monitor (2/2/2009)

 DAW news

Zaxcom Introduces TRX992 Wireless Recording System (27/2/2009)

CEDAR Audio Announces CEDAR Cambridge) Series III audio restoration system for Windows Vista 64 (13/2/2009)

 SYPHA-supported events

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.

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.

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.

Karachi Expo Centre, Karachi, Pakistan
5-7 May 2009
CONNECT has established itself as an exclusive B2B event of ICT industry keeping in view the growing needs of IT and Telecom sector. CONNECT 2009 will reinforce its position as a unique opportunity for its participants to display and demonstrate wide array of latest technologies and business solutions to maximise market presence, establish new contacts and strengthen existing businesses in a highly interactive environment.

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