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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

29 September 2008

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The majority of the news in this bumper edition comes from IBC 2008. Congratulations to the organisers for a record attendance of 49,250, and for the number of world-first demonstrations. Most notable amongst these being the first international transmission of Super Hi-Vision content and the first-ever transatlantic telecast in high-definition 3D.


 Camera news

Sony adds to Professional HDV product range with HVR-Z5E compact camcorder and HVR-MRC1K hybrid recorder (29/9/2008)

ARRI adds 2K raw data output mode and use of anamorphic lenses to ARRIFLEX D-21 camera (26/9/2008)

ARRI develops ARRIRAW T-Link Certificate to verify recorders for D-21 camera (26/9/2008)

Hitachi extends flexibility of SK-HD1000 HDTV studio and field production camera (22/9/2008)

JVC Unveils MR-HD100 Camera Mounted Portable Hard Disk Drive Media Recorder with Wi-Fi and Metadata Capabilities (22/9/2008)

JVC Announces KA-MR100G Professional Docking SxS Memory Card Recorder for JVC GY-HD200/250 Series ProHD Camcorders (22/9/2008)

Thomson Introduces New LDK 8000 Elite HD Camera Series For Studios, News, and Sports (22/9/2008)

Thomson Unveils New LDK 8300 3X HD Super SloMo Camera System (22/9/2008)

Thomson Adds Cine-style Options to Infinity Digital Media Camcorder (22/9/2008)

Thomson and Telecast Fiber Systems Collaborate To Add Live System Capabilities to Infinity Digital Media Camcorder (22/9/2008)

Thomson's Infinity Digital Media Camcorder Expands Workflow with MPEG-2 HD Long GOP Codec Choices (22/9/2008)

Sony licenses XDCAM EX file format to JVC (22/9/2008)

Panasonic Pushes AVCHD Camera Range Through European Distributor Network (22/9/2008)

Livewire Digital launches M-Link X and waterproof HD cameras (15/9/2008)

S.two announces global agreement with ARRI Sales (15/9/2008)

Kodak's new CCD Image Sensor Enables HD Image Capture with Full Support for High Speed, High Definition Video (11/9/2008)

Ikegami presents the GFSeries Flash-Memory Tapeless System and more at IBC 2008 (9/9/2008)

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

 NLE news

Thomson Introduces K2 Dyno Replay Controller for Fast-paced Sports and Live Event Environments (29/9/2008)

Thomson Adds K2 Summit HD Production Client for Streamlined News and Sports Production to K2 Servers (29/9/2008)

EVS shows XT2web Web browsing and clip-making solution (29/9/2008)

EVS Announces XT[2] Server Ability to Ingest Two Thomson Grass Valley LDK 8000 SportElite HD Cameras Simultaneously (29/9/2008)

Adobe Previews Next Generation of Adobe Post Production Software (29/9/2008)

Harris Demonstrates Expanded NewsForce Broadcast Product Family (29/9/2008)

Harris Corporation Unveils Advancements in HD/SD Broadcast Server Technology and SAN Architecture (29/9/2008)

Sony showcases enhanced networked production workflow capabilities with SONAPS to HDXchange (29/9/2008)

Quantel announces support for RED camera (26/9/2008)

3ality Digital and Quantel announce first fruits of partnership (26/9/2008)

Quantel previews Stereo3D Server showing viability of Stereo3D broadcast production (26/9/2008)

Quantel launches soft-Sam giving open connectivity and teamworking boost for standalone eQ, iQ and Pablo systems (26/9/2008)

AJA Video Ships Io HD, KONA, XENA and FS1 Upgrades (26/9/2008)

Quantel shows Final Cut Pro embedded into the Quantel workflow (23/9/2008)

Thomson Streamlines File-Based Production With New FIRECODER Transcoding Cards (23/9/2008)

Thomson Expands Line of HD I/O Boards with New, Next-Generation PCI Express Cards to Enhance and Streamline HD Editing Workflows (23/9/2008)

Thomson Unveils HDSTORM HDMI-based HD I/O Board to Super Charge HD Editing (23/9/2008)

Thomson's Unveils Version 5 of its EDIUS Editing Software With More Power And Wider Third-party Support (23/9/2008)

DataDirect Networks Provides Concurrent Access to More Than 30 Uncompressed Apple Final Cut Pro HD Workstations in Real-Time (16/9/2008)

Solid State Logic releases the Studio Recorder VTR replacement application for its MediaWAN family (16/9/2008)

Autodesk Introduces Extensions for its Visual Effects and Finishing Systems Offering Additional Compressed Media Support and 3D Workflows (16/9/2008)

Innobits presents Video Purifier for detecting and removing contaminations in videos (15/9/2008)

Telestream's HD Video Capture Offers Instant Access to Content for Editing (15/9/2008)

Sony Creative Software Announces New Vegas Movie Studio 9 (15/9/2008)

Solid State Logic Enhances Gravity News Production System (11/9/2008)

Lightworks shows Version 1.3 editing software for Alacrity and Softworks at IBC 2008 (11/9/2008)

New Avid Services Enable Third Parties to Easily Exchange Avid-Native Media (11/9/2008)

Matrox Ships MXO2 Portable, Affordable, Complete I/O for the Mac in Time for IBC 2008 (11/9/2008)

Matrox RT.X2 Realtime HD/SD Editing Platforms to be Demonstrated at IBC 2008 (11/9/2008)

Matrox Axio LE Realtime Editing Platform to be Showcased at IBC 2008 (11/9/2008)

Matrox Delivers Key Technologies to Broadcast Equipment Manufacturers including 3G SDI and Expanded Cross-Platform File Format Support (11/9/2008)

Doremi presents new Digital Cinema, 4K and HD products (9/9/2008)

EVS Unveils its IPEdit Real-Time Editing Solution for Fast Turnaround Production (9/9/2008)

EVS Shows New Products and Upgrades at IBC08 (9/9/2008)

DVS Presents CLIPSTER with RED Support, High-Speed Conforming and DCI Mastering (9/9/2008)

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

 HD news

Harris Corporation Shows Full 3 Gb/s-Ready Portfolio for Migrate From SD to HD and 1080p (29/9/2008)

JVC introduces compact multi-format digital switchers with multi-camera switching capabilities (26/9/2008)

JVC Professional launches new Vérité line of high performance HD LCD broadcast and professional monitors (26/9/2008)

Autodesk Announces Lustre 2009 Digital Color Grading System (16/9/2008)

 DAW news

Sound Devices Introduces CL-8 Controller for the 788T Digital Recorder (26/9/2008)

AATON Endorses Maximum Throughput’s Sledgehammer for AATON Keylink and InDawPass Audio Syncing Solutions (16/9/2008)

 SYPHA-supported events

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.

evenTech Ireland
RDS Industries Hall, Dublin, Ireland
18-19 November 2008
evenTech Ireland is a new and exciting entertainment and installation technology exhibition. It is a focused networking forum for Ireland’s key decision-makers to keep up-to-date with the hottest technologies and latest industry trends and it will provide manufacturers and suppliers with a unique regional platform to make face-to-face contact with a quality audience involved in Ireland’s major entertainment and installation projects and initiatives.

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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