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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

28 April 2009

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Despite dire predictions, NAB 2009 felt like a success and this edition brings you a round-up of most of the larger company announcements made at the show. For information released prior to the event, please see our March and February preview editions.

Visitor numbers were down around 30% from the highs of previous years, but the mood was positive, and there were plenty of impressive demonstrations of 3D and mobile TV to be seen. There were also some great workflow solutions, from camera to editing to delivery.

Plus, as ever, the Japanese gave us an inspired vision of the future. Last year it was Super Hi-Vision from NHK, and this year the government-backed NiCT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) treated us to demonstrations of holographic images, 3D sound, and 3D images, the surface of which you can actually 'feel' through a stylus and hear the sound of your touch! The potential applications for these fledging technologies are varied, and we look forward to seeing them developed for our industry over the next couple of decades.


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 Camera news

Grass Valley Infinity HD Camera Continues to Support File-based HD Workflows Worldwide (27/4/2009)

Sony announces the PXU-MS240 mobile storage unit for use with XDCAM EX camcorders and decks (24/4/2009)

Sony updates HDC Family of high definition studio and production cameras with the "R" Series (24/4/2009)

Sony unveils the SRW-9000 HDCAM SR camcorder (24/4/2009)

Sony offers the HDVF-550 black-and-white CRT viewfinder and HDVF-C30WR HD colour LCD viewfinder for its professional camera systems (24/4/2009)

Sony adds PDW-F800 CineAlta camcorder and PDW-F1600 deck to XDCAM HD422 Series (24/4/2009)

Grass Valley Partners With Panasonic In Support Of AVCHD Format (23/4/2009)

JVC demos KY-F4000 real-time 4K, 60p camera (23/4/2009)

JVC introduces GY-HM100 handheld camcorder offering Apple Final Cut Pro native file recording (23/4/2009)

JVC presents GY-HM700 compact shoulder camcorder offering Apple Final Cut Pro native file recording (23/4/2009)

Panasonic develops 3D Production System including a twin-lens P2 professional camera recorder and a 3D-compatible HD plasma display (23/4/2009)

Panasonic unveils E-Series P2 Cards offering lower cost and higher transfer rate (23/4/2009)

Panasonic announces improvement in MOS imaging performance for AG-HPX301E 10-bit, 4:2:2 P2 HD camcorder (23/4/2009)

Panasonic debuts AG-HMR10E AVCAM HD Recorder and AG-HCK10E Remote Camera Head (23/4/2009)

Panasonic unveils AG-HMC41E professional AVCCAM handheld camcorder with 10.6-megapixel still capability (23/4/2009)

Grass Valley Launches LDK 3000 CMOS System Camera for Economic, High-quality HD Acquisition (21/4/2009)

Sachtler introduces the artemis EFP HD SE camera stabilizing system designed for the RED ONE camera (16/4/2009)

Fast Forward Video Extends Elite HD Camera-Mounted DVR With New Capabilities (9/4/2009)

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

 NLE news

EVS Introduces CleanEdit 3.00 Offering Full SD/HD Multi-Format Timeline Editing (27/4/2009)

EVS Announces Integration of its XS Servers with Matrox Axio Systems for SD/HD Real-time Editing on Adobe Premiere Pro (27/4/2009)

EVS Announces Integration of its XT[2]-LSM with Digital Video Sud Superloupe HD Ultra-Slow Motion System (27/4/2009)

EVS Announces Full Integration of its XT[2] Multicam 10 with ARRI Media/NAC Hi-Motion Cameras (27/4/2009)

EVS Reveals New Features for Sports Broadcasting including 3D Live Replay, Hypermotion Control and 1080P 50/60 Record and Play (27/4/2009)

EVS Announces Native Integration of its XT[2] and XS Production Servers with Panasonic DVCPro HD (27/4/2009)

AJA Introduces XENA LHi Windows Desktop Video Capture and Playback Card with Support for HDMI and 3G SDI (27/4/2009)

AJA Debuts KONA LHi Mac Video Capture and Playback Card with Support for HDMI and 3G SDI,and 10-bit Up, Down, and Cross-Convert (27/4/2009)

AJA anounces Io Express Cross Platform, Portable Audio and Video Input/Output Device (27/4/2009)

Sony Creative Software Introduces Vegas Pro 9 With Direct XDCAM EX Browsing and Import, Native RED ONE File Support and 4K Workflow (24/4/2009)

DVS Unveils Hardware Accelerated RED Workflows with CLIPSTER (22/4/2009)

DVS showcases CLIPSTER 3rd generation with new DCI Mastering features including 3D project support (22/4/2009)

Avid Qualifies Final Cut Pro to Run on Avid Unity MediaNetwork and ISIS Shared Storage Systems (22/4/2009)

Avid Unveils New Brand Identity (22/4/2009)

AJA Video Systems announces endorsements for its Ki Pro portable digital disk recorder from ARRI, Canon and RED (21/4/2009)

Matrox Adds HD-SDI Closed Captioning and RED Workflow Support to Matrox MXO2 I/O Devices (21/4/2009)

Matrox Announces Matrox MXO2 Mini, an Affordable High Definition HDMI and Analog I/O for Mac and PC (21/4/2009)

Matrox Announces Integration of Matrox MAX Technology into Matrox MXO2 and Matrox MXO2 Rack I/O Devices (21/4/2009)

Matrox Announces CompressHD Accelerator Card Offering Faster Than Realtime H.264 File Creation for the PC and Mac (21/4/2009)

Grass Valley announces EDIUS XRE Conform/Render Server for more productive shared storage editing (21/4/2009)

Grass Valley announces latest Version of EDIUS editing software with new tools For improved HD editing efficiency (21/4/2009)

Grass Valley announces EDIUS Neo 2 Editing Software with improved performance and Blu-ray production capabilities (21/4/2009)

Omneon Partners With Tekserve and IMT to Target Post-Production Market (17/4/2009)

Apple Updates Xserve Featuring Next Generation Architecture and Intel 'Nehalem' Xeon Processors (17/4/2009)

DVS Premieres VENICE video server for Professional Video and Broadcast (17/4/2009)

Chyron Corporation integrates AXIS graphics web services technology with MaxT Systems' MAXedit Web Edition editing solution (17/4/2009)

MaxT Systems Debuts MAXcut and MAXreview modules for its MAXedit Editing Environment (16/4/2009)

DVS adds Perseus to its video board family for real-time processing of uncompressed 4K material (16/4/2009)

SGO announces Mistika real-time support for Red One's native R3D format (16/4/2009)

Avid Unveils HD News Solution with New AirSpeed Multi Stream server and end to end XDCAM HD workflow (16/4/2009)

Tedial demos integration between its asset management system and Apple Final Cut Pro (14/4/2009)

HP introduces the Z Workstation series (14/4/2009)

Livewire Digital showcases M-Link X and Delay Line for broadcasters working in extreme sports and remote locations (7/4/2009)

DVS presents new features for Spycer including support for RED files and MXF data (7/4/2009)

ToolsOnAir introduces LiveCut for tapeless multicamera productions (7/4/2009)

Omneon Enhances Integration of its MediaGrid Active Storage System with Marquis Broadcast's Medway for Apple/Avid Edit Workflow Support (7/4/2009)

 HD news

Sony offers BRS-200 multi-format live production and presentation switcher (24/4/2009)

Panasonic announces AV-HS450E HD/SD Live Switcher with Built-In Dual-Screen MultiViewer and Wide Range of 3D Effects (23/4/2009)

ROOT6 Technology introduces new developments to ContentAgent with v2.5 (22/4/2009)

Grass Valley Unveils Next-Generation Kayenne HD Video Production Switcher (21/4/2009)

Broadcast Pix Introduces 3G Switcher Frame Native 1080p Upgrade for Slate Integrated Production Systems (17/4/2009)

Broadcast Pix Unveils Fluent Workflow Software for Slate (14/4/2009)

CineForm Debuts 'First Light' Real-Time Colour Correction Tool (14/4/2009)

 DAW news

Nagra Audio introduces the Nagra LB compact and versatile two-channel recorder (27/4/2009)

Nagra Audio upgrades Nagra VI with USB host support, 6 + 2 channel mix and metadata management (27/4/2009)

Fairlight Shows Extensive Range of Digital Audio Recording, Editing and Mixing Systems (27/4/2009)

Zaxcom Announces Deva and Fusion Display Screen Upgrade (14/4/2009)

Cakewalk ships new line of audio and MIDI interfaces (9/4/2009)

Cakewalk updates SONAR REAC recording system driver (9/4/2009)

Cakewalk announces SONAR V-Studio 100 all-in-one recorder, mixer, interface and DAW controller (9/4/2009)

Cakewalk announces VS-700C V-Studio Console now available for SONAR 8 Producer (9/4/2009)

Novation Announces SL Mk II MIDI controller (7/4/2009)

 SYPHA-supported events

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.

PALM Expo 2009
China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
28-31 May 2009
PALM Expo is China’s largest and most established international exhibition on professional audio, light, audio visual, music and technology. Now in its 18th staging, this leading exhibition is the sourcing platform for international and regional industry professionals and buyers to penetrate into the huge China market.

Infocomm09 - Information Communications Marketplace
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
Conferences: 14-19 June 2009
Exhibits: 17-19 June 2009
InfoComm is the one show where you can have it all — every technology solution required to build critical AV and information communication systems. InfoComm fully embraces the audio side of “audiovisual” in addition to display and projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, collaborative conferencing, networking, signal distribution and digital content creation.

PALME Asia 2009
Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Singapore
16-18 July 2008
PALME Asia 2009, South East Asia's most established and leading international professional audio, lighting, audio visual and system integration exhibition, is in its 21st year of presentation. It is held in conjunction with Install Asia 2009 and Events 360.

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