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SYPHAnews - 28 July 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!! We are in the process of spring-cleaning the DAW Buyers Guide - everything will be renewed in time for a relaunch in September 2006. If you manufacture a digital audio workstation or tapeless recorder, including turnkey systems and card and software packages, then please complete the online form.

We will also be relaunching the HD Kit Guide in time for the IBC Convention. This features production and post production HD equipment. Manufacturers are entitled to a free listing by completing the online form. For information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities please email or call +44 (0)20 8761 1042.

Camera news

Canon Updates Console Software for Use with New XH A1 and XH G1 HD Camcorders (27/7/2006)

Canon Releases New HD 6X Zoom XL 3.4-20.4mm L Lens For XL H1 HD Camcorder (27/7/2006)

Canon Expands Its Three-CCD HD Camcorder Line up with New Handheld XH A1 And XH G1 Models (27/7/2006)

Panasonic Announces Availability of Ultra-Flexible AJ-HDX900 2/3" DVCPRO HD Camcorder (27/7/2006)

Sony Ushers in Next Wave of High-Def Home Movies (27/7/2006)

JVC's Pro 100 Series Evolves (12/7/2006)

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

NLE news

Media 100 Showcases new SD and HD NLE product line at IBC 2006 (25/7/2006)

Quantel at IBC 2006 searingly hot stuff served up (25/7/2006)

Solid State Logic Moves Into Video With The European Launch of MediaWAN At IBC (25/7/2006)

Grass Valley Offers 30-day Trial of EDIUS Pro version 4 Nonlinear Editing Software (21/7/2006)

Matrox MXO Now Shipping (21/7/2006)

MainConcept Releases MPEG Pro HD 2.0 - Plug-In For Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro (21/7/2006)

Avid Ships Latest Versions of Avid Unity Shared-Storage Systems (12/7/2006)

Avid Ships Avid DS Nitris 8.0 (12/7/2006)

Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 and New Avid Mojo SDI Now Shipping (12/7/2006)

Proavio Releases New Studio Quality SATA and SAS Disk Arrays for High Resolution Audio and Video Production (5/7/2006)

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

HD news

Pixel Power to Cut Cost of HD Graphics at IBC2006 (28/7/2006)

Hamlet focuses on HD and File quality at IBC2006 (28/7/2006)

Inlet Technologies Ships Semaphore 2.0 with Fast and Efficient Quality Control for Advanced Format Digital Media: Windows Media 9, SMPTE VC-1 and AVC (H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10) (25/7/2006)

Sorenson Media Announces Immediate Availability of Sorenson SqueezeHD XCEL Accelerator Platform for Real-Time MPEG-2 High Definition Encoding (25/7/2006)

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

Open Labs Introduces NeKo SE and NeKo LX Keyboard Workstations (28/7/2006)

EDIROL Announces the R-09 for Mobile Recording (28/7/2006)

EDIROL Announces the R-4 Pro Field Recorder (28/7/2006)

Roger Nichols Digital now offering a series of DAW plug-ins (28/7/2006)

Solid State Logic Purchases Sydec Audio Engineering NV, Developers of Soundscape (12/7/2006)

RME's Universal Breakout Box - RME BOB-32 interconnects AES D-subs and XLR (5/7/2006)

Celemony Software Ships New Version 3.1 of Melodyne cre8/ studio (5/7/2006)

Books and Training

Save up to 30% on the resources in our store. New titles include:

Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users (April 2006)

SYPHA-supported events

BIRTV 2006
Conference: 22-26 August 2006
Exhibition: 23-26 August 2006
CIEC, Beijing, China
BIRTV is China's most prestigious exhibition in the industries of radio, film and TV equipment and accessories. For more than 18 years, since its 1st exhibition, BIRTV has grown to be the number one show of this kind throughout China and Asia. BIRTV pulls together China's Industry leaders, station and production house management, senior engineers, purchasing agents and other opinion leaders.

IBC 2006
RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Conference: 7 - 11 September 2006
Exhibition: 8 - 12 September 2006
If you are looking for all of the latest technologies and developments as well as more added value than ever before, then IBC 2006 is the place for you. The conference will cover a wide range of key subjects across the five days and multiple streams. The subjects we have concentrated the themes around include: Multimedia in the Networked Home; HDTV Lift-Off; Media on the Move; Content Production, IPTV and D-Cinema.

PALA India
NSE Exhibition 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.

Broadcast India 2006
World Trade Centre, Mumbai, India
Symposium: 24-25 October 2006
Exhibition: 26-28 October 2006
Visitors to Broadcast India include over 22,000 key decision makers, specifiers and buyers from Government and private sectors.

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