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   The international newsletter for production and post equipment

29 October 2008

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 Camera news

Panasonic Ships VariCam 2700 Solid State P2 HD Cinematography Camcorder with Master Quality Recording (29/10/2008)

Panavision acquires Phantom HD High-Speed Digital Cameras from Abel Cine Tech (28/10/2008)

Matsushita Electric Becomes Panasonic Corporation (28/10/2008)

Codex Digital Ships Portable Recorders (28/10/2008)

Codex Digital Shrinks Digital Cinematography with new On-Camera Recorder (28/10/2008)

Canon Adds Auto-Focus to New DIGISUPER 27AF Studio Lens (23/10/2008)

Canon Shows BU-50H HD Indoor Pan Tilt Camera (23/10/2008)

Focus Enhancements and JVC Professional Launch MR-HD100 Media Recorder for JVC ProHD Camcorders (20/10/2008)

Focus Enhancements Chosen for Canon's Next-generation Tapeless Acquisition Solution (20/10/2008)

Panasonic Announces New Industry Support for its P2 and AVCHD Technologies (20/10/2008)

Cooke Optics /i Technology goes live on the RED ONE Camera (15/10/2008)

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

 NLE news

Thomson Launches Worldwide Editing Roadshow for Desktop Production Professionals (29/10/2008)

Autodesk Signs Agreement with Avid Technology to Acquire Softimage (29/10/2008)

Adobe Supports Panasonic's AVCHD Format in its Latest Creative Suite Software Applications (29/10/2008)

Codex Digital Delivers Hub for Tapeless Workflow with new Codex Lab (28/10/2008)

Avid Announces RED Support (23/10/2008)

AmberFin releases iCR 4.0 software platform with increased interoperability for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing systems (15/10/2008)

Avid Ships DS Version 10 (15/10/2008)

Shining Technology ships CitiDISK FlashMem ultra-portable solid state HD tapeless recorder (13/10/2008)

Fast Forward Video Announces New Release of NDT 200 Portable DVR (7/10/2008)

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

 HD news

Harris Demonstrates Connectus, Inscriber G7 and Inscriber RTX graphics systems (23/10/2008)

ROOT6 Technology releases V2.4.5 software for ContentAgent repurposing platform (20/10/2008)

ROOT6 Technology adds digital dailies workflow for RED ONE camera to ContentAgent (20/10/2008)

Digital Vision Unleashes Twister Motion Compensated Standards Conversion Software (13/10/2008)

ASSIMILATE and Adobe Commit to Creating REDCODE RAW Workflow from On-Set to Finishing (13/10/2008)

Broadcast Pix Integrates Panasonic Camera Control into Range of Slate Live Video Production Systems (13/10/2008)

Telestream Adds Cross-Platform Support to its Episode Desktop Encoding Series (13/10/2008)

Sonnet Fusion Launches F3 RAID Storage System (7/10/2008)

Rimage shows solutions for accelerating and automating high definition production workflows (7/10/2008)

 DAW news

Eventide Unveils E-Control Offering Integrated Pro Tools Control for H8000, H7600, and Eclipse Hardware Processors (29/10/2008)

Fairlight Adds Xynergi Centre Section panel to its Constellation Mixing System (27/10/2008)

Fairlight announces DREAM II V2.0 software with enhancements to media management, mixing capabilities, plug-in support and video tools (27/10/2008)

Digidesign Unveils 003 Rack+ With Eight Mic Preamps (27/10/2008)

Digidesign Unveils D-Command Producer's Desk (27/10/2008)

Digidesign Previews Pro Tools 8 (27/10/2008)

CEDAR Audio announces CEDAR Cambridge v5.1 (23/10/2008)

Steinberg Releases Nuendo 4.2 Update (15/10/2008)

Zaxcom ships Deva Mix-8 (15/10/2008)

LUCI launches LUCI AV for PDA-based mobile content production (7/10/2008)

Steinberg Releases Cubase 4.5 (7/10/2008)

 SYPHA-supported events

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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