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SYPHAnews - 30 March 2007

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

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This month sees much preview information about what will be shown at the fast approaching NAB 2007 Convention. If you're interested in interoperability, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) - previously the AAF Association - is sponsoring the first public demonstration of the MXF Mastering Format Project at the Renaissance Hotel, next to the LVCC.

We are also in the process of spring-cleaning The NLE Buyers Guide. All types of nonlinear video editing and recording systems qualify, including turnkey systems, video card and/or software packages, video disk recorders and multichannel servers for editing, edit controllers and host platforms. If you manufacture such a product, please complete the online form as soon as possible.

Camera news

Hitachi to Debut Five New Models of HDTV Cameras at NAB 2007 (30/3/2007)

Hitachi to Introduce SK-HD1000 HDTV Studio Field Production Camera Series at NAB 2007 (30/3/2007)

Fraunhofer IIS Introduces Full HDTV XS-Size Camera, the MicroHDTV (30/3/2007)

Sony expands CineAlta acquisition line up with launch of F23 camera at NAB 2007 (27/3/2007)

IDX Technology Powers Hi-Def at NAB2007 (8/3/2007)

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

NLE news

Avid Delivers Media Composer and Avid Xpress Pro for Intel-Based Macs (30/3/2007)

Bright Systems Demonstrates Major New Usability Features and Enhancements for BrightDrive Shareable Media Store at NAB 2007 (30/3/2007)

Dayang Announces Major Enhancements to D-Cube-News at NAB 2007 (30/3/2007)

Telestream Introduces Pipeline Network Encoder for SDI Video Capture (30/3/2007)

Avid Delivers AirSpeed 2.5 for Streamlined Production Workflow (30/3/2007)

Dayang to introduce broad range of PC/video cards at NAB 2007 (28/3/2007)

Blackmagic Design Announces a Major Software Update for DeckLink and Multibridge products (28/3/2007)

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 on Matrox Axio Realtime HD and SD Editing Platforms (28/3/2007)

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, and Realtime Panasonic P2 MXF 720p Editing on the Matrox RT.X2 Platform (28/3/2007)

Adobe Reveals Creative Suite 3 Production Premium (28/3/2007)

DVS showcases 4K in real time at NAB 2007 (27/3/2007)

Matrox Graphics launches TripleHead2Go Digital Edition (19/3/2007)

Five Nine Solutions Produce the EditShare Field Portable Shared Storage Solution (13/3/2007)

Dayang's New D3-Edit-HD9 Revolutionises HD Production (8/3/2007)

Matrox Announces Matrox RT.X2 SD Realtime Editing Platform (8/3/2007)

HD news

DVS showcases JPEG2000 board named Hydra at NAB 2007 (30/3/2007)

VDS Announces Twister HD PaintStation V8.0 at NAB 2007 (30/3/2007)

Convergent Design introduces nanoConnect low-cost HDMI/DVI to HD/SD-SDI converter (30/3/2007)

Unlimi-Tech Software's FileCatalyst Offers Mac-based Creative Professionals Accelerated Data Transfers with Big Cost Savings (30/3/2007)

Geevs Multi-Screen Servers - the ideal HD source for Studio Videowalls (28/3/2007)

The Foundry launches Furnace 4 for Shake (28/3/2007)

The Foundry licenses top-level dynamic range image technology from Apical (28/3/2007)

Sony Delivers Commitment to HD and Beyond - 'HD for All: Real Systems, Right Now' at NAB 2007 (27/3/2007)

FOR-A Debuts HVS-38SSam Adding Video Playback on Hanabi HVS-3800hs Multi-bitrate Switcher (27/3/2007)

FOR-A Debuts HVS-600HS Hanabi HD/SD Switcher at NAB 2007 (27/3/2007)

FOR-A Introduces Enhanced Features on FRC-7000 HD Frame Rate Converter (19/3/2007)

FOR-A Introduces Advanced Version of All-in-One Super Signal Processor (19/3/2007)

NewTek Europe offers LightWave HD by 3D Storm exclusive bundle (13/3/2007)

Cinital to Showcase Previzion HD Studio (8/3/2007)

DAW news

RME/Synthax Audio Announces HDSPe 9632 audio card and HDSPe MADI recording solution (30/3/2007)

Zaxcom Ships Its ZFR800 Digital Handheld Recording Microphone (30/3/2007)

Mackie Announces Tracktion 3 Adding Speed, Power and Sophisticated Bundles (30/3/2007)

Mackie Unveils Next-Generation Mackie Control Pro Series (30/3/2007)

CEDAR Cambridge V4 adds sophisticated off-line processes to its real-time restoration system (28/3/2007)

Frontier Design Group Ships AlphaTrack with Expanded Support (28/3/2007)

Digidesign Adds More Value to Pro Tools Systems with New Ignition Pack 2 Bundles (19/3/2007)

Sonic Studio Ships Version 2.0 of PreMaster CD (19/3/2007)

Merging Technologies Announce Ovation Cue-Triggering Software For Theatre Applications (13/3/2007)

Digidesign Unveils 003 Family, Resets the Benchmark for Pro-Level Home Recording (8/3/2007)

SYPHA-supported events

NAB2007 - Electronic Media's Essential Destination
Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, USA
Conferences: 14-19 April 2007
Exhibits: 16-19 April 2007
Where do you want to go in 2007 and beyond? Whether you're making the transition to HD; looking to invest in new technologies like IPTV and mobile video; seeking new tools to create content and build revenue streams; or just trying to stay ahead of the competition, NAB2007 is your essential destination. Let your journey begin.

PALME 2007 Exhibition
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, U.A.E
20-22 May 2007
PALME is the Middle East's professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition. This unique showcase brings together major international manufacturers, key regional suppliers, installers and integrators from the professional entertainment, events and project installation industries.

PALM Expo - China International Exhibition of Pro Audio, Light, Music & Technology
China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, P.R. China
2-5 June 2007
Into its 16th year of establishment, PALM Expo 2007 is the most dynamic and integrated entertainment technology event in China. More than just an annual exhibition for the Professional Audio, Light and Musical Instruments fraternity, PALM Expo is the premier networking and educational platform for the global industry to converge and discuss the latest developments and technology over the 4-day event.

Singapore Expo Halls 7-9, Singapore
Conference 19-21 June 2007
Exhibition 19-22 June 2007
BroadcastAsia2007, "Digital: The Journey Forward" is Asia's 12th International Digital Multimedia and Entertainment Technology Exhibition and Conference. Industry players at BroadcastAsia2007 will experience and engage with the latest in digital multimedia technologies, covering all aspects from content creation, management through to delivery. The BroadcastAsia2007 International Conference will cover the latest topics and trends in digital multimedia technologies and broadcasting, providing industry players with solid platform for the digital journey ahead.

Singapore Expo, Singapore
12-14 July 2007
PALME Asia, formerly known as PALA, is Asia's unique showcase for major international manufacturers, key regional suppliers, installers and integrators from the professional entertainment, AV, music, broadcast and project installation industries. With a new identity and new location PALME Asia is set to be even better.

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