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News Review By Holly Ashford

C2S begins OB build for Video Europe: C2S Systems is building a 16-camera double expander outside broadcast vehicle and support tender for film and broadcast equipment rental company Video Europe. Video Europe has undertaken the £1.25 million project as part of an on-going expansion of the services they provide to existing OB and production clients. The truck will be available for hire for live events from May 2014. The company hopes that the truck’s open-plan layout will provide a unique work environment for both small and large live production teams. C2S will equip the vehicle with Sony HDC-2500 camera channels, an MVS-7000X vision mixer and OLED monitors. It will also feature a 3G Miranda NVISION 8500 Series Hybrid Router populated to 171x216 HD-SDI and 5x3 TDM interfaces for connecting external Madi, AES and analogue capabilities.

instrument provides a cost effective, quality test and measurement product they can rely on, with over 4000 Sxs in daily use.”

Sony announces new full-HD monitors: Sony has added to its range of professional and industrial LCD monitors with the release of the new Full High Definition (Full HD) multi-format LCD monitors. The new models consist of the LMD-A240 (24-inch, 1920x1200), the LMD-A220 (22-inch, 1920x1080), and the LMD-A170 (17-inch, 1920x1080). The LMD-A series monitors incorporate Full HD ready LCD panels. For HD productions, this means that users can perform video monitoring at the original resolution without downscaling. They are lighter in weight and boast approximately 30% reductions in depth compared to previous models from Sony.

Phabrix to support Sochi 2014

UK-based PHABRIX has been chosen to supply 30 of its SxE units for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The handheld text and measurement instruments will be used in every sports arena during the competition as events are

streamed live to viewers next month. “We’re really excited to be involved in this winter’s major sports event which will be broadcast to billions of television viewers across the world,” said Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director, PHABRIX. “PHABRIX’s portable handheld SxE

Level 3 offers Cloud Content Exchange for file transfer Level 3 Communications has launched a new cloud-based file transfer platform, Cloud Content Exchange. The service simplifies and accelerates the sending of large video and data files and was developed to meet increased demand for transferring content globally from network broadcast and other media companies. Cloud Content Exchange uses Level 3’s storage platform and global network connectivity to enable companies to exchange content on a global scale via the cloud. The system stores media files in a central, cloud-based library where they can be metatagged, sorted and accessed in realtime with rapid upload and download speeds.

Blackmagic announces new DaVinci release DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software from Blackmagic Design is now available. The release adds new editing and 3D stereoscopic features as well as support for Final Cut Pro X 10.1. DaVinci Resolve 10.1 is available for

download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers from the Blackmagic Design website. The new DaVinci Resolve 10.1 update allows users to preview and align multiple camera takes while editing, so

they can quickly switch between takes to show their clients shot options live from the timeline. Editors can also now drag and drop individual clips in the editing timeline. February 2014

BTV brings Globe’s Shakespeare to cinema and DVD:BTV Post has worked with Globe on Screen on three titles from Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 theatre season. A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Macbeth and The Tempest are set to be released in cinemas in April 2014 through Arts Alliance Media. Grading, mastering and deliverables including conversion for cinema were completed at the Soho facility of BTV Post. The company used Mistika edit suites to do the grading and finishing, and converted from 25p to 24p for cinema using Alchemist Ph.C. Grading was completed by colourist and online editor Ian Grey, with mastering and deliverables handled by BTV Post’s digital media services department.

Mistika used for The Hobbitat Park Road: SGO’s Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems were again used at Park Road Post Production for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second in the Tolkien trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Mistika’s involvement at Park Road included supporting on-set services and screening HFR digital dailies, to the DI online, stereoscopic work and final grade for the film. Park Road’s facility features purpose-built DI theatres for both 2D and stereoscopic finishing work, supported by Mistika 4K/Stereoscopic master systems, with finishing suites with matching SFGO technology.

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