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Digital Vision Brings Thor Advanced Image Processing to IBC 2013

Thor to deliver high quality, real time processing at 4K, faster than real time for HD and SD


(London, UK) Following well received technology demonstrations at NAB 2013 and Broadcast Asia 2013, Digital Vision will bring Thor to Stand 7.E30 at IBC 2013. The dedicated hardware platform for advanced image processing, which is scheduled for delivery in December 2013, enables real-time processing for 4K and faster than real-time for HD and SD sources. 8K processing will be enabled during 2014.

Kelvin Bolah, Managing Director, Digital Vision, said, "The enthusiastic feedback we have received about Thor shows that there is a great demand for better, faster image processing. Thor is already achieving speed and quality that up to now has been unthinkable; by incorporating our DVO image enhancement and restoration tools into Thor we will have created a formidable toolset."

Thor will initially feature the award-winning DVO Clarity noise and grain management tool, followed by other tools including DVO Dust 2.0, DVO Steady, DVO Upscale and others.

Thor will be available as a part of the Nucoda and Phoenix ecosystem, but will also function independently across multiple platforms, making the tools available to broadcasters and archives in a file-based or video environment, including live broadcast applications.
At IBC 2013 Digital Vision will also present the latest versions of the Nucoda colour grading product line and its Phoenix restoration software.

About Digital Vision
Digital Vision is the supplier of the world's best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries. Founded in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, Digital Vision has offices in London, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and Linköping in Sweden. Digital Vision's Emmy award winning technology and products include Nucoda and Phoenix colour grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions that are used to create much of the worlds' high profile television, film and commercials media broadcast and distributed today. In addition to the Nucoda and Phoenix ranges, Golden Eye film scanners and the Vintage Cloud solution provide innovative tools to create the industry recognized highest quality in scanning, film digitization, preservation and archiving.

In April 2011, Digital Vision acquired Image Systems and is now a division of the Image Systems group of companies.

For more information, visit www.digitalvision.se

All trademarks used herein, whether recognized or not, are the properties of their respective companies.

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Digital Vision PR Contacts:
USA
Chris Purse, Ignite | chris@ignite.bz | Tel: +1 818 980 3473

EMEA/APAC
Dawn Egerton, Bubble & Squeak | dawn@bubblesqueak.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0)7887 627764

Digital Vision Marketing Contact:
Patrick Morgan | patrick.morgan@digitalvision.se | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7734 8282 | Mobile +44 (0) 7917674711

Whitehouse Post Sheds a Few Layers for Agent Provocateur

Whitehouse Post Editor Gareth McEwen stitched a racy story of rebellion together in Insurrection, a nearly 4:00 promo for luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. Presented with raw film from Black Label Director and celebrated indie auteur John Cameron-Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus), McEwen worked direct to client to craft a sexy story that shows fed up, overworked, and overdone fashion models revolting against their runway master and bolting to freedom.




“Agent Provocateur has a very distinct brand image, and they wanted a bold film that would reflect that,” notes McEwen. “We had a great collaboration and came up with something that did them justice in a fun way.”

Credits:

Brand: Agent Provocateur
Spot Title: “Insurrection”
Airdate: September 2, 2013


Agency: Agent Provocateur


Production Company: Black Label
Director: John Cameron-Mitchell


Editorial: Whitehouse Post
Producer: Leanne Adams
Editor: Gareth McEwen

About Whitehouse Post:

Editing & Post Production is what we do. London, New York, Chicago & Los Angeles is where we do it.




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Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive(R) Becomes First Content Storage Management System to Restore Partial JPEG 2000 Files

Other Enhancements Increase Stability and Performance

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Sept. 9, 2013 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced new features and functionality for its DIVArchive(R) advanced CSM system that will be especially beneficial for customers who use a large number of components or work with JPEG 2000 files. The enhancements increase system stability, performance, and supportability, and make DIVArchive the first CSM system in the industry to support partial file restore of JPEG 2000 video from tape.

“Stability and performance are key areas of focus for Front Porch Digital. We’re constantly evaluating our products and evolving them to be more stable, flexible, and performance-driven while continuing to support new formats,” said Mike Knaisch, president and CEO of Front Porch Digital. “Our latest release of DIVArchive is just that, while adding functionality for high-definition JPEG 2000 file formats that our customers have requested.”

The new version of DIVArchive now enables partial file restore for MXF-wrapped JPEG 2000 files. The new version also features a database backup service that monitors specific disks for space and sends warnings or errors accordingly, allowing users to monitor disks more closely for improved supportability. In addition, SQL performance improvements support up to 58 million components, making the system even more stable for customers in the media and entertainment space working with increasingly large volumes of content.

Front Porch Digital will demonstrate DIVArchive and its new enhancements at IBC2013 on stand 7.D14. The DIVArchive upgrade is available now. More information about Front Porch Digital products is available at fpdigital.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/FrontPorch/DIVArchive_CMYK.zip
Photo Caption 1: Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive(R) Content Storage Management System

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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Anton/Bauer Portable Solutions to Power Business Partner Stands During IBC 2013

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013-Anton/Bauer®, part Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, is pleased to announce that its products will power gear in several manufacturer stands during the 2013 IBC Show. Attendees will find Anton/Bauer’s Cine VCLX, DIONIC® HC and DIONIC HCX batteries, Gold Mount® power solutions, the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System and Gold Spectrum™ Wireless Series, as well as additional power supplies, at various stands.

“We look forward to IBC each year as it gives us the opportunity to share the latest solutions that Anton/Bauer has to offer with our friends in the international broadcast community,” says Chris O’Neill, vice president of product management and marketing, Anton/Bauer. “We work closely with the industry’s top camera makers to offer our customers the most innovative and applicable power solutions for the latest cameras available. We are honored to have our products in use at various manufacturers’ stands, further reinforcing our commitment to the broadcast industry and beyond.”

The following is a lineup of where IBC 2013 attendees can find Anton/Bauer products at this year’s show:

• Alphatron (Stand 11.C36): Gold Mount power solutions
• ARRI (Stand 11.G30 and Stand 11.F21): DIONIC HC, HCX and CINE VCLX batteries
• Cmotion (Stand 11.G42): Gold Spectrum Wireless Series
• Cogent (Stand 6.C28a): CINE VCLX and Gold Mount power solutions
• IMT (Stand 1.D40): Gold Spectrum Wireless Series and Gold Mount power solutions
• Panasonic (Stand 9.C45 and Stand 9.D40): Gold Mount, DIONIC HC, Tandem 150 and additional power supplies
• Transvideo (Stand 11.F31):Gold Mount power solutions

DIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX
Part of the company’s Logic Series® of batteries, the DIONIC HC offers 91Wh and is suitable for powering high-current applications in a lightweight package. In addition, the DIONIC HCX is a 124Wh capacity battery with the ability to sustain a 10-amp draw, and run a 40-watt camera with a 20-watt light for two hours. Transported conveniently as carry-on luggage without restrictions, the DIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX are the perfect batteries for shooting on location. An enhanced RealTime® display indicates both fuel gauge and remaining run-time data simultaneously. The display incorporates readouts of hours, minutes and remaining capacity, making battery change decisions quick and easy for ENG production.

CINE VCLX
Honored earlier this year with a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S®), Anton/Bauer’s CINE VCLX provides ultimate power performance, extended run-times and flexibility for cinema professionals. Solving a common production dilemma, the CINE VCLX series allows users to power cameras and supplementary equipment, such as lighting, required for production. Thanks to the safety and high-power-draw performance of the battery’s Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cell chemistry technology; this one solution can handle the specific needs of 24V film, 14V video and 28V digital cinema equipment, plus all accessories. Anton/Bauer CINE batteries also feature a RealTime® LCD that accurately displays remaining run-time and a visual LED warning indicator, which is activated when 15 minutes of run-time remain.

Anton/Bauer Gold Spectrum Wireless Series
A collaboration between Anton/Bauer and Vitec Group sister company Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), Anton/Bauer’s Gold Spectrum Wireless Series is comprised of the AB-HDRF Kit, AB-HDTX transmitter, AB-HDRX dual-diversity COFDM receiver and/or AB Direct VU handheld receiver/monitor. Thanks to the size of each component, the series is an ideal solution for reality TV, ENG/EFP, OB and live event coverage.

For more information, visit www.antonbauer.com or call (203) 929-1100.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film and healthcare technology industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Spectrum™ Wireless Series, Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, HD, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Teradek, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – advancing the quality and science of media production.

Dalet Wins 18 Regional RAI TV Sites with News Pack

Fully-integrated, end-to-end news production and playout with MAM for each location

Levallois-Perret, France – September 11, 2013 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has announced that its Dalet News Pack product has won the tender issued by RAI, the Italian national broadcaster, for the new, end-to-end production and broadcast system in 18 of its regional sites. Dalet News Pack provides a complete, turnkey solution that includes the Dalet Brio server for ingest and playout as well as optional Dalet software, including a comprehensive newsroom computer system (NRCS), and built-in tools for production and editing. Dalet will deploy the project in concert with two key partners, CVE and MediaPower. A staged rollout is planned with the first installation beginning this fall at Campobasso.

The scope of the project is based on the operational model that each regional site is autonomous. With a mandate to provide regional news and bulletins, each site must have standalone capability so that they can reach the specific regional audiences for any type of local emergency. RAI stated that Dalet News Pack was compliant to the technical specifications of the tender, which aimed to find a very cost-effective solution with all the necessary hardware and the requested easy functionality for journalists at each location to independently produce and broadcast news content. Another benefit is that as each site is deployed, the built-in Dalet media asset management platform and exchange tools allow easy access for journalists in other regions to browse and share content from a centralized content catalogue. So while regional broadcasts remain autonomous, the content can be optimized throughout the entire country.

“Full, fast and easy integration with the enterprise-wide Rai Media Asset Management System (T-Cube / RaiCloud), which is being deployed in the coming months, is surely another great benefit we are expecting from this new strategic business with Dalet,” says Ubaldo Toni, head of television engineering of RAI.

“We’re very pleased that Dalet News Pack will be the end-to-end solution for these 18 RAI sites. News Pack is a value-added package with preconfigured hardware and software that perfectly suits the needs of a mid-size television news operation,” says Massimo Berardi, general manager, Dalet-Italy. “From ingest through news production to playout, streaming and integration with the LTO tape archive, News Pack provides a complete workflow. The openness of the Dalet system also ensures easy integrations with industry-standard IT storage and broadcast equipment.”

In each location, Dalet Brio servers will handle four channels for multiple forms of ingest (feed ingest, VTR, file-based) and four output channels, including A/B roll playout. The Brio, built on standard IT hardware, delivers rock-solid performance. It supports SD and HD ingest and playout in multiple and mixed formats, including P2 and XDCAM and many others. As content is ingested, Dalet automatically creates proxy versions, which users can immediately access via Dalet client workstations and via the web using Dalet WebSpace. Each of the regional sites has approximately 20 journalists who will be working with Dalet content creation tools, including desktop video editing, rundown management and playout. A Dalet plug-in provides a simple MOS integration with RAI’s existing iNEWS system. In addition, Dalet Xtend modules facilitate media and metadata exchanges with NLE’s when high-end craft editing is needed. Dalet OnAir supports playout in manual or automated mode.

About Dalet
Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks. Dalet combines into a single system a robust and proven Asset Management platform with advanced metadata capabilities; a configurable workflow engine, and a comprehensive set of purpose-built creative and production tools. This integrated and open environment enables end-to-end management of the entire News and Sport and Program content chain, and allows users to significantly improve efficiency, and to maximize the use and value of their assets. Dalet’s solutions are delivered through a dedicated Professional and Integration Services Department to ensure the highest possible standards.

Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, France TV, RTBF, RFI, Russia Today, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission, Parliament of South Australia). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.

Press Contacts:
Anya Oskolkova
Zazil Media Group
Email: anya@zazilmediagroup.com
Tel: +1 (617) 817-6559

Lauren Leger
Zazil Media Group
Email: lauren@zazilmediagroup.com
Tel: +1 (508) 498-8433

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EditShare Serves Up Lightworks on Windows, Mac and Linux at IBC2013

IBC attendees get a sneak peak at soon-to-be released features, including new AJA Hardware Options, Screen Capture capabilities and Export to YouTube

IBC2013, 7.B26

Basingstoke, UK — September 11, 2013 — EditShare® (http://editshare.com/), the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will be demonstrating its Lightworks Pro (more here) editor running on Mac, Linux and Windows at IBC2013 (stand 7.B26). The tri-platform editor has reached a groundbreaking 600,000+ registered users and is the tool of choice for editors working on a wide range of critically acclaimed films. “With a sizeable and very active Lightworks community behind us, we have an enormous amount of valuable feedback and are able to aggressively develop Lightworks with distinctive features that resonate with the editing community,” states Matthew Sandford, global product manager, Lightworks. EditShare’s Lightworks R&D team drives some 26+ public beta cycles and aims to push out four major releases per year.

IBC attendees to the EditShare stand can test-drive the latest Lightworks innovations at the Lightworks Bar. In addition to Mac, Linux and Windows support, new Lightworks features shown at IBC2013 include:

• Support for all AJA video I/O devices including lo XT and KONA LHi (Pro version only; Windows or Mac)
• Screen Capture Recording (Pro version only)
• YouTube Export Option for Windows, Mac and Linux (Pro version only)
• Multicam improvements including: simple panel for creating and syncing clips together; sync groups now automatically sync to the record edit; ability to easily swap a clip in the timeline for another clip in the sync group, using drag and drop, clicking a menu or pressing a shortcut key; and ability to create a random edit from the sync group
• User Interface changes including: timeline indicators on tiles; rulers on timelines; scalable user interface allowing support for Retina displays; and appearance changes: Scale, Window Color, Text Color, Heading Color, Subheading Color, Selection Color, Brightness, Typeface and Wallpaper Image
• Curve Color Effect
• Avid DNxHD MOV Export Option (Avid DNxHD License only)
• Enhancements to the Key Assignments Panel including: ability to create Macros from key assignments and to search the panel for the command

For more information or to schedule a private press briefing during IBC, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.

About EditShare
EditShare is the technology pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV, and film industries. EditShare’s ground-breaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks – the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2013 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare® is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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Zazil Media Group
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Sound Devices Showcases Increased Functionality of PIX 260i Production Video Recorders at IBC 2013

Rack-Mounted PIX 260i Enables Unprecedented Simultaneous Recording and Network and Audio Control for Production Professionals

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 — At IBC 2013, Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, introduces the newest functionality for the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder (Hall 8, Stand 8.D74). PIX 260i seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments and its latest firmware, version 1.03, brings increased functionality to the end-user.

The PIX 260i brings the features and tools needed by production companies and broadcasters looking to migrate to file-based recording and playback environments. It records QuickTime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready for editing directly from the recorder in common editing environments, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. For color-critical applications, the PIX 260i supports Apple ProRes 4444 through its 12-bit, 4:4:4 3G-SDI I/O. Users can also play out files from the PIX 260i for real-time applications.

Files are recorded simultaneously on up to four separate, 2.5” SSD storage devices via two front panel PIX-CADDY slots and two rear panel eSATAp connections. This redundancy in local, removable storage devices, coupled with standard, Ethernet-based file transfer features further reduces steps in the production workflow. Recording to multiple drives offers immediate file backup, eliminating time-consuming post-record copying. Gigabit Ethernet network ports enable remote access to recorded files and the ability to transfer these files quickly into a post-production environment.

Another key feature of the PIX 260i is that it can be controlled from browser-capable computers and tablets. When connected to a data network, transport controls and setup menu controls are available on PIXNET, which offers control of one or multiple PIX 260i recorders. Multiple units can be grouped for simultaneous control.

Continuing the company’s heritage in production sound, Sound Devices infused the PIX 260i with 32-track record/playback capabilities. In addition to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio and eight channels of HDMI audio, the PIX 260i also accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O and eight channels of AES digital audio. Using Dante, the PIX 260i can accept and transmit up to 32 channels of audio over Ethernet.

Version 1.03 firmware, which is available as a free download to existing PIX 260i users, provides support for the new Sound Devices PIX-CADDY CF accessory. The PIX-CADDY CF allows the PIX 260i to record polyphonic WAV files directly to removable CompactFlash cards (audio poly mode only). In addition, v1.03 enables users to record and playback Mono Audio Wave Files (audio only mode with SSD and HDD) and supports RS-422 locate to timecode, cue point commands and device type ID (Sony BVW-75 emulation). Version 1.03 also provides added scene increment shortcut feature from main screen and added options for displaying smaller audio meters in various parts of the main screen.

Existing PIX 260i users can download version 1.03 for free by visiting http://www.sounddevices.com/download/pix260i-firmware/.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. Founded in 1998, the company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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Qube Cinema Sees Expanded Sales of QubeMaster Pro to Postproduction Facilities Across Europe

Empowering Post Houses with Fast, Powerful, Do-It-All DCP Software


IBC 2013, Hall 7 – stand 7.F45


Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Sept. 11, 2013… Qube Cinema continues to see high volume sales of the QubeMaster Pro digital cinema package (DCP) encoding software to postproduction facilities throughout Europe. These sales consolidate Qube’s position in the DCP encoding and packaging market on the continent. Post houses, from the UK to Moscow, and from the Baltic to Romania, now have a fast, easy-to-use way to master DCPs for feature film and other digital content.


Visitors to IBC this week can see how QubeMaster Pro works with a wide range of source material to pre-process, encode, encrypt and package content in one step, using a software-only solution that allows for faster encoding speeds. With ever cheaper and faster hardware available in the market, there is no need to constantly upgrade the product to achieve faster encoding. QubeMaster Pro is database-driven software with a familiar user interface.


“Encoding with QubeMaster Pro has been 100% reliable for us,” said Paul Wright, director of technology at Dragon DI. “This has given us the confidence we need for our digital cinema deliveries.” Located near Cardiff, Wales, Dragon DI is dedicated to services for digital intermediates and restoration, as well as working on postproduction for feature film and TV content. “The feature set is rich and flexible and has been able to tackle everything we’ve thrown at it so far, from commercials to feature films,” explained Wright. “We’re extremely impressed with Qube.”


The architecture of QubeMaster Pro is based on the DCI Object Model with a hierarchy of Shows, Compositions, Reels and Track files, and reveals profound flexibility as users delve into the system. It is ideal for the conversion of a Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) to a DCP. QubeMaster Pro offers flexible color space conversion between XYZ, RGB and YCbCr color spaces alongside a variety of useful preprocessing tools. It produces JPEG2000 Interop and SMPTE packages, with optional MPEG-2 Interop packages.


QubeMaster Pro allows real-time previews of JPEG2000 and MPEG 2 files to any display device from its Clip Editor or Preview Window. These two ways of previewing material support industry standard 3D LUTs for viewing XYZ and Log material with accurate color rendition on computer monitors.


“We had a positive experience working with Qube right from the start,” said Angel Angelescu, CEO of Mercenar Networks Ltd. “We were very satisfied with their useful demo version and were able to upgrade to the full version without any further installation after purchase.” Mercenar Networks, in Bucharest, Romania, works with production houses around the world. “We find that the QubeMaster Pro software is user-friendly, complies with our workflow needs and has an intuitive interface. We like its design and its powerful MS SQL database.”


Flexible Source File Formats
Picture and audio elements can be brought into QubeMaster Pro using a variety of methods, including digitizing tape-based sources, file import and image sequence import.


“It’s great for us that QubeMaster Pro is able to work with different types of file formats,” said Anatoly Kuzmenko, CEO at DCP24 Lab in Moscow. The Russian post facility uses QubeMaster Pro to master feature film, commercial video and 3D digital cinema content. “We no longer have to turn to different software when we change file formats. QubeMaster Pro saves us time and has improved our post processes. We’re very satisfied with QubeMaster Pro.”


Facilitating DCP Preview and Uncompressed 4K Workflow
Qube Cinema will also be showing QubeMaster Preview at IBC. QubeMaster Preview is the standalone software application that allows DCPs, mastered from any source, to be viewed on a PC. This offers postproduction studios, independent filmmakers and mastering facilities an affordable way to preview and QC their mastered DCPs.


“QubeMaster Preview gives our European clients a proven professional DCP QC player without having to purchase a complete mastering package or expensive DCI equipment,” said Nigel Dennis, director of marketing and sales for Qube Cinema in Europe. “With Preview, QubeMaster Pro and last year’s development of our uncompressed 4K Xi IMB, this really is a dream come true for post houses in Europe.”


Visitors to IBC can visit Qube Cinema at stand 7.F45 in Hall 7. To schedule a demo of QubeMaster Pro at IBC, contact Nigel Dennis at nigel@qubecinema.com or +44 208 1445661.


About Qube Cinema, Inc.
Qube Cinema is an international manufacturer of Digital Cinema technology and mastering solutions. A subsidiary of India-based Real Image Media Technologies, Qube Cinema draws on decades of experience in media, cinema and entertainment. The company is committed to creating a seamless Digital Cinema environment for exhibitors, filmmakers and postproduction companies with technologies that are innovative, flexible and cost-effective. Qube Cinema’s product lines include the Qube XP series of digital cinema servers, Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block, QubeMaster software solutions, and Qube Keysmith KDM generation system. Qube Cinema, Inc. is based in Burbank, California. For more information, visit www.qubecinema.com.

Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30

London, UK—Codex will demonstrate new products, including Codex Review, Vault 2 and Data Logger One at IBC 2013, September 13th to 17th at the RAI in Amsterdam.

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Optocore Serves Up Audio Fiber Transport for the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium

FLUSHING, QUEENS, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER, 11, 2013Optocore, the leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video, intercom and data in a variety of markets, was chosen by Audio Incorporated, who is the supplier of sound reinforcement and communication equipment for U.S. Open Tennis, to provide X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices for the communication system used during this year’s U.S. Open opening ceremonies held at Arthur Ashe Stadium, part of the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, Queens, New York. The high-profile tennis event began on August 26 and ended on September 9.

As Mike Sinclair of Audio Incorporated, the audio designer for the U.S. Open live events for the past six years, explains, “We needed to find a way to connect the roof of the Broadcast Center building with our central patch area at the other end of the stadium in the photographers’ pit. We had to be ready to transport the program audio feed, Clear-Com Encore Analog Party Lines converted to 4-wire for a production channel and a lighting channel. We also used Optocore’s 100Mb LAN tunnel between devices to network show control computers and DMX lighting control together.”

Audio Incorporated employed Optocore X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices using the fiber infrastructure of Arthur Ashe stadium to connect and multiplex the various different audio and data streams over one pair of fiber lines. “We had to be ready for any eventuality and the Optocore X6R-FX-INTERCOM performed flawlessly with connectivity to spare.” Sinclair said.

“We needed to get communications and audio up to the highest reaches of the stadium, in a hyper-crowded situation,” says Rom Rosenblum, events communication system technician, U.S. Open, and applications engineer, Clear-Com. “CBS, ESPN and every broadcaster covering the event was already hooked into existing copper lines. Without the Optocore devices, we’d have been communicating with cell phones to run the Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day event and Opening Ceremonies. Instead, as soon as we got the facility to install a piece of glass up to the roof, we were in business. A plug-and-play solution was never more welcome!”

Rosenblum also cites Optocore system’s comprehensive front panel level meters and status indicators as invaluable as well. Known to be a favorite feature among audio engineers, this combination allows instant visual verification and provides an immense troubleshooting aid for cabling problems. Additionally, he says the LAN feature made it easy for the team to access their network anywhere in the system.

The X6R-FX-INTERCOM has 8 intercom duplex channels including data. The device can also be used as eight line inputs plus eight line outputs, plus 4 serial I/O or 2 GPIO.


“Optocore’s fiber systems are known for their top-notch features, immense reliability and dual redundant fiber runs and power supplies/sources,” says Mike Sinclair, owner, Audio Incorporated. “By utilizing Optocore, rather than copper cables, we were able to save time and effort for all of our communication needs during the U.S. Open.”

About Optocore
Based in Munich, Germany, Optocore is the world market leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low–latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data. For 20 years, Optocore has been continuously innovating and setting new standards with regards to digital network technology. Optocore builds and develops synchronous optical fiber and CAT5 based network solutions for broadcast professionals, fixed installations and live event applications. Utilizing leading-edge technology and high-quality components Optocore guarantees durability and therefore long-term market and customer satisfaction. Due to the open system architecture, Optocore’s platform offers other manufacturers the option to transfer conventional standard audio, video and data formats used in the pro audio industry, via a fiber and CAT5 network. Technical expertise, QoS and an extensive support structure are guaranteed to all customers, together with the highest level of quality controls. For more information, visit www.optocore.com.

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