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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

29 August 2008

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This month's edition is again dominated by announcements about what will be shown at IBC 2008. The hot topics will be D-Cinema, Mobile TV, Digital Signage, and IPTV, and if quantity of press releases is anything to go by, then IPTV wins! That said, there is still plenty to interest those looking for the latest in content creation tools as this edition of our newsletter shows.

The IBC conference and exhibition runs 11-16 September 2008 at the RAI Amsterdam and you can still register online at


 Camera news

Panasonic Creates Demo Pool Within Professional Media Partner Network For Improved Test-Drive Availability (29/8/2008)

Vaddio shows ProductionVIEW HD, Quick-Connect CCU and a New Range of Camera Mounts (27/8/2008)

Sony Enhances Recording Flexibility with New 32GB SxS PRO Memory Card (18/8/2008)

Panasonic Announces Availability and Pricing for New AG-HPX170 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder (13/8/2008)

Panasonic Announces Pricing for AG-HMC150 AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder (7/8/2008)

Thomson Announces New CineForm I-J2K Suite For JPEG 2000 Workflow With Adobe CS3 and Apple FCP for the Infinity Camcorder (1/8/2008)

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

 NLE news

Panasonic Broadcast Announces Support for AVC-Intra Native Editing In Avid's Latest Systems (29/8/2008)

DVS presents its Spycer data management software with improved reliability and flexibility (29/8/2008)

Avid launches DS version 10 on a new high-performance platform (29/8/2008)

Ardis Technologies presents its DynamicDrivePool as the basis for using MXF (29/8/2008)

ToolsOnAir introduces LiveCut tapeless multi camera workflow system (29/8/2008)

DAVID Systems announces AtomFactory integration with DigaSystem for QuickTime-MXF Workflows (29/8/2008)

DVS doubles its DVS-SAN performance with 8-Gbit Fibre Channel technology (28/8/2008)

Divergent Media Releases ClipWrap m2t to QuickTime converter (28/8/2008)

Maximum Throughput shows Sledgehammer Version 3.6 (28/8/2008)

Quantel and 3ality Digital announce strategic partnership to drive forward Stereoscopic adoption (27/8/2008)

Fast Forward Video Launches Q HD Digital Video Recorder (26/8/2008)

DVS presents SpycerBox with ingest option (26/8/2008)

Red Giant Software Offers Camera Shake, Jitter, and Noise Removal Tool (21/8/2008)

Matrox Axio Realtime Editing Platforms Support Windows Vista, Sony XDCAM HD422, and Sony XDCAM EX (21/8/2008)

Quantel shares its passion for post, DI and broadcast at IBC 2008 (13/8/2008)

DVS takes workflow to the next level with new CLIPSTER and Spycer features (13/8/2008)

Maximum Throughput Debuts MAXedit Server Edition and MAXedit Web Edition at IBC 2008 (7/8/2008)

Merging releases VCube Version 2.0 with a host of new features (1/8/2008)

EVS presents tapeless solutions for sports, studios and TV news production at IBC 2008 (1/8/2008)

Omneon shows new producrs and upgrades at IBC 2008 (1/8/2008)

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

 HD news

Siemens IT Solutions and Services implements distribution infrastructure for Super Hi-Vision at IBC 2008 (29/8/2008)

Wohler Extends Professional HD Monitoring Line With New 26-Inch Widescreen TFT Display (28/8/2008)

JVC updates DT-V multi-format HD LCD monitor range (28/8/2008)

Cintel shows faster 4K workflow and new film scanner features (27/8/2008)

Autodesk Launches Toxik 2009 Visual Effects Software (26/8/2008)

Sony Expands 'Tapeless' Media Options With Versatile Solutions for HD Video Production (26/8/2008)

Digital Vision Announces RED One, Film Master Workflow (26/8/2008)

Harris Demonstrates Integrated Technology Solutions at IBC2008 (21/8/2008)

Snell & Wilcox Introduces Kahuna 1 M/E HD Small Footprint Multiformat Production Switcher (18/8/2008)

FOR-A introduces MBP-100CK HD/SD standalone Chroma Keyer at IBC 2008 (18/8/2008)

FOR-A demonstrates MediaConcierge content management system (18/8/2008)

FOR-A Highlights 3Gbps-Capable HVS-5000 Switcher Series (18/8/2008)

Lasergraphics Supports Bright Systems' New BrightClip Intelligent Data Recording Technology (13/8/2008)

FOR-A demonstrates expanded input/output options for its Ginga switchers at IBC 2008 (13/8/2008)

coolux presents Pandoras Box Media System 4.1 Software At IBC 2008 (7/8/2008)

 DAW news

BEHRINGER introduces U-CONTROL UMA25S USB MIDI Controller Keyboard and USB Audio Interface (27/8/2008)

EDIROL releases software update for R-09HR field recorder (27/8/2008)

Sound Devices Introduces Updated Wave Agent Utility Software for Mac and PC Platforms (21/8/2008)

You/Com presents its PARROT Bluetooth Reporter Interface at IBC 2008 (21/8/2008)

Ardis Technologies presents the DynamicDrivePool with Project and File Level Sharing for Pro Tools and other DAWs (7/8/2008)

Steinberg Ships Sequel 2music creation and live performance software and add-on content (1/8/2008)

 SYPHA-supported events

IBC 2008
RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Conference: 11 - 16 September 2008
Exhibition: 12 - 16 September 2008
IBC is committed to providing the world's best event for everyone involved in the creation, management and delivery of content for the entertainment industry. Run by the industry for the industry, IBC is owned by six Partners who represent both visitors and exhibitors. Uniquely, the key executives and committees who control the convention are drawn from these organisations, bringing with them experience and expertise in all aspects of our industry.

PALME India 2008
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India
3-5 October 2008
PALME India is a strong platform for professional recording and broadcasting technology, architectural and theatre lighting, DJ technology, special effects and visual and sound communications for the entertainment, presentation, project installations, music and related industries.

HD World
New York, NY
October 15-16
HD World is the premiere event focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of high definition television, film and other video applications. Find strategies for content creation, management and delivery and solutions for file-based workflows, encoding, compression, audio, network infrastructure, digital asset management, archiving, production, post-production, automation and more.

Broadcast India
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India
Conference: 15-16 October 2008
Exhibition: 17-19 October 2008
The Broadcast India show has been considered the single largest premier event of the infotainment industry in India from its very first year (1991). Having grown tremendously over the years, this year to accommodate the increasing number of the exhibitors and visitors, The 18th Broadcast India 2008 has shifted to a new venue, The Bombay Exhibition Centre at Goregaon East situated very close to the Bombay Film & Television Industry.

EEBC Telecom & Broadcasting
KyivExpoPlaza, Kiev, Ukraine
29-31 October 2008
TECHEXPO (Ukraine) is the initiator and organizer of events promoting introduction and development of the latest technologies in the sphere of ICT on the markets of Ukraine, CIS and Eastern Europe. Among the existing successful projects of the company is the Eastern Europe Exhibition-Convention EEBC Telecom & Broadcasting - the annual international exhibition-conference for the operators of telecommunication, telecasting and broadcasting market, for equipment producers and solution providers.

CIEC, Beijing, China
5-8 November 2008
For 20 years, BIRTV has been China’s most prestigious exhibition in the industry of radio, film and TV. This statement is proven, by the quality and number of products being exhibited; by the continuous support from the top exhibitors and by the huge number of trade visitors. In BIRTV2007, 426 companies and 55000 visitors attended the show. The exhibiting area exceeded 50000 sq.m.

International Exhibition Center Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia
18-21 November 2008
International exhibition of professional equipment and technologies for TV, radio and internet broadcasting, established by the National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters (NAT) with direct participation of major Russian companies involved in TV and radio industry, and support of the Federal Agency of Press and Mass Communications.

InfoComm Asia 2008
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
19-21 November 2008
Asia's #1 trade show for ProAV and systems integration solutions
· DISCOVER smart home solutions
· INSPECT command and control operations systems
· EXPLORE high impact entertainment technology
· TAP the power of digital signage
· EXPERIENCE HD conferencing
· NETWORK with international and Asian AV systems suppliers

Broadcast, Cable & Satellite Eurasia 2008
Istanbul Expo Center, Yesilköy, Istanbul, Turkey
20- 21 November 2008
Over the past 12 years, the fair attracted increasing numbers of qualified business visitors from around the world and earned strong exhibitor satisfaction. In addition to the regular international conference program, a brand new series of conferences are being launched in 2008. With the participation of international high-level government and private sector authorities, the new program will include speeches, panels and interviews and will address to the investors, eager to catch up with the innovation, opportunities and competition in the Eurasian Region.

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