Press Releases For : April 8, 2014

Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Express

Introducing the world’s first 12G-SDI high quality up and down converter for SD, HD and Ultra HD!

 

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA – April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter with the world renowned Teranex image processing quality for only $1,395.

 

Teranex Express will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2014 booth at #SL219.

 

The new Teranex Express is the world’s first real time broadcast up and down converter that operates in SD, HD and Ultra HD and introduces the new 12G-SDI technology!

 

Teranex Express is a whole new design featuring the advanced patented Teranex algorithms for the visually transparent quality conversions that Teranex has been famous for and that are often mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! This new model is lower priced and includes an incredible 178 different SD, HD and Ultra HD up and down conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

 

For users of other models of Teranex standards converters, the new Teranex Express will be easy to transition to because it includes the same familiar front panel layout. The built in LCD monitor lets users easily navigate menus and see source format and frame rate with live video, so they don’t have to use an external monitor. With an elegant machined metal front panel, its compact 1RU size and built in international power supply, Teranex Express is a true premium product from the internal processing quality right through to its attractive exterior design.

 

Teranex Express is the world’s first broadcast converter to include multi rate 12G-SDI connections. That means it can switch between 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI making it compatible with a wide range of existing SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment. These connections can transfer data at an incredible 12 gigabits per second, making them fast enough to support progressive Ultra HD video at up to 60fps. That means Teranex Express will be able to support emerging formats when they become available, making it the most expandable and future proof solution available.

 

Teranex’s proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms are built into the new Teranex Express so customers can get perfect progressive frames from interlaced material. The real time processing adjusts the aperture on a pixel by pixel basis. That means improved image quality because the vertical resolution is maintained. PixelMotion de-interlacing preserves source detail and, when combined with multidirectional diagonal filters, eliminates jaggies on conversions so you get well defined edges and the sharpest images possible.

 

Teranex Express also supports conversion of up to 16 audio channels plus timecode and closed caption VANC data. Teranex Express is also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded during up and down conversions of the same frame rate. With Teranex Express, subtitles are always retained and both audio and timecode always stay in perfect sync with your video.

 

“With Blackmagic Design’s rapid roll out of exciting new Ultra HD products, we really needed an all in one solution for moving video between the SD, HD and Ultra HD worlds”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “Teranex Express is designed to be perfect for this task and it features a whole new scaling engine plus all the famous Teranex processing quality. Combined with that we have future proof 12G-SDI for a fantastic solution thats going to be ready for any video format that comes in the future!”

 

Teranex Express Key Features

Includes famous Teranex processing for extremely high quality up conversion, down conversion.
Includes 12G-SDI/dual link 6G-SDI in and out and upgradable to optical fiber SDI in and out.
Includes full conversion of timecode and subtitles.
Includes 16 channels of frame accurate audio conversions and full audio channel remapping.
Classic Teranex front panel so extremely easy for Teranex customers to integrate and use.
Reference input for built in frame sync feature.
Built in power supply supports 110V to 240V AC.
Availability and Price

Teranex Express will be available in May for US$1,395 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

 

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Product photos of the Teranex Express, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

 

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards

New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!

 

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA – April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.

 

These new cards also support capture and playback at the same time when used with software that supports this feature such as DaVinci Resolve. The new models replace the older DeckLink SDI and DeckLink Studio models, however are lower cost. DeckLink SDI 4K will retail for $295 and DeckLink Studio 4K will retail for $595.

 

DeckLink SDI and DeckLink Studio 4K will be shown on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2014 booth at #SL219.

 

The new DeckLink cards break new ground in offering Ultra HD, 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections at such affordable price points. These new models will be welcomed by customers performing post production work on Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as OEM customers.

 

DaVinci Resolve 11 customers will benefit from the capture and playback support as this lets them capture direct from cameras on set, grade the live video with multiple nodes of correction and then to output to an on set monitor all live. This makes lighting a film set easy and allows DOP’s, directors and colorists to work together to optimize the film’s look on set. Other features included in these new models that benefit DaVinci Resolve customers include new frame buffer formats supporting R10K RGB, higher frame rates and much more.

 

OEM developers will also like the multiple new features in these models as they greatly benefit customized system development. These new features include full frame genlock timing, closed caption in all bit rates, automatic input detection support, better CRC input checking, extremely low latency and Direct GPU support, plus the ability to write pixels directly into the cards frame buffers and the ability to write their own custom drivers.

 

The DeckLink SDI 4K model includes 6G-SDI input and output, reference input and RS422 deck control ports for capture and playback all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats. This model is perfect for when people are using SDI based routing and only need SDI connections to their computer.

 

The larger DeckLink Studio 4K model is the perfect capture card for when you’re in a complex environment where you need to capture and playback with a mix of SDI, HDMI and analog devices. This can be common in post production facilities where customers never know what kind of format a client might need to use on a session. This model includes 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analog component, s-video and composite inputs and outputs all on separate connections, so multiple external devices can be connected all at once. This model also includes 2 channel AES/EBU and 4 channels of balanced professional analog audio inputs and outputs all on separate audio connections.

 

The DeckLink Studio 4K card includes all connections, apart from the SDI and HDMI connections via a 4 pin break out cable. An optional longer 2 meter break out cable can be purchased. DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K are the perfect solutions that can be installed inside high performance workstations for broadcast design, editing, paint, color correction, visual effects and more.

 

“These new models are a fantastic upgrade for customers as they include many new features, better quality, Ultra HD and capture and playback at the same time. They are affordable and a fantastic solution for all high end post production work”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “This new design is a complete reinvention of the these models and we are sure they will be perfect for creative professionals as well as OEM customers.”

 

DeckLink SDI 4K Key Features

6G-SDI in and out, supports SD, HD up to 1080p60, 2K and Ultra HD capture and playback.
Genlock/tri-sync input.
Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control.
Supports uncompressed 8, 10 and 12 bit and compressed video capture and playback.
Plugs into older model MacPro, Windows and Linux computers.
Supports DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro™, Adobe Premiere Pro™, Photoshop™, After Effects™ and more.
Includes free developer SDK for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Includes free Media Express capture and playback software for Windows, Mac and Linux.

 

DeckLink Studio 4K Key Features

6G-SDI in and out, supports SD, HD up to 1080p60, 2K and Ultra HD capture and playback.
HDMI 4K in and out, supports SD and HD formats up to 1080p60.
Component analog in and out, supports SD and HD formats up to 1080p60, s-video and composite.
4 channels of balanced analog audio in and out on jack connectors.
2 channel AES/EBU balanced audio in and out on jack connectors.
Genlock/tri-sync input.
Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control.
Supports uncompressed 8, 10 and 12 bit and compressed video capture and playback.
Plugs into older model MacPro, Windows and Linux computers.
Supports DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro™, Adobe Premiere Pro™, Photoshop™, After Effects™ and more.
Includes free developer SDK for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Includes free Media Express capture and playback software for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Availability and Price

DeckLink SDI 4K is available now for US$295 and DeckLink Studio 4K is available now for $595 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

 

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Product photos of DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images

 

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com

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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Camera Control

Now customers with ATEM production switchers can control their cameras via the SDI connection!

 

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA – April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Camera Control, a new update that adds support for controlling cameras from their ATEM production switcher via the program feed to the camera. This update will be free of charge to ATEM customers when available in May 2014.

 

ATEM Camera Control will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2014 booth at #SL219.

 

Until now the ability to control cameras from the live production switcher was only available to extremely high end broadcasters who had the costly infrastructure that allowed this feature. With the new ATEM Camera Control software update, ATEM live production switchers can now control cameras via a new open standard protocol sent to the camera via the return program feed.

 

This new ATEM Camera Control is currently compatible with a software updated version of the new Blackmagic Studio Camera. The Blackmagic Studio camera features both optical fiber and regular SDI program return feeds to the camera and the commands from the switcher are broadcast to all cameras via this program return feed.

 

The Blackmagic Studio Camera can be controlled via a regular CCU style of control, however to allow even greater creativity, the Blackmagic Studio Camera has a fully featured DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector built in featuring the same YRGB style grading that is found on DaVinci Resolve.

 

This means the switcher operator has incredible control over the cameras and not only can settings like focus and iris be remotely set with extreme accuracy, but the operator has full lift, gamma and gain controls in full YRGB colorspace just like a full color corrector. Now any colorist that are familiar with DaVinci Resolve color grading can use their creative skills on live production work.

 

This new ATEM Camera Control with color correction will allow customers to not only get perfect matching between cameras on live production, but operators can also take into account changing light conditions, which is common on outdoor events. Then when customers need to generate creative looks, such as for music videos, they can push the correction further for exciting looks all in real time.

 

The stylish control panel in the ATEM Software Control allows normal operation of the ATEM live production switcher, but then at any time the user can select the camera tab and then see the controls for each camera. They get a familiar CCU style of interface with easy control of black and iris settings on the camera as well as focus. When controlling a camera, this camera is automatically output using one of the switchers aux. outputs so the operator can use this aux. output to local monitoring.

 

When more refined and creative looks are desired, the user can then push a button and the CCU style interface will expand out to a fully featured primary color corrector interface, that allows color grading using an interface very familiar to any DaVinci Resolve colorist. Every setting creatively is the same as DaVinci Resolve as the processing is the same. With the color corrector built into the camera, customers get much greater creative control because the color corrector gets full bit depth and colorspace direct from the cameras sensor.

 

“When we designed the Blackmagic Studio Camera we really wanted to take advantage of the design and allow amazing features like camera control from the ATEM switcher and we wanted to build in an amazing color corrector, right inside the camera itself!”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “This new SDI based protocol allows full control without any need to run additional cables. Just a single thin optical fiber or SDI cable is required and we think some amazing creative styles will now be possible for live production, where in the past this kind of color grading was only possible during post production. Its very exciting, and of course we are developing this as an open standard with details in the ATEM switcher instruction manual”

 

ATEM Camera Control Key Features

Color control for up to 20 cameras.
Familiar Da Vinci YRGB style live color grading including lift, gamma and gain control.
CCU style operation for the most commonly used operations of iris and pedestal levels.
Remote gain settings.
Remote shutter speed settings.
Coarse setting for iris.
Remote white balance selection.
Remote focus.
Remote iris.
Aux switching for camera preview allowing automatic local monitoring for grading.
Clear “On Air” indication in user interface reduces the possibility of mistakes
Lock function stops accidental changes.
Availability and Price

ATEM Camera Control will be available May for all ATEM live production switcher customers free of charge for download from the Blackmagic Design web site. To use this software with the new Blackmagic Studio Camera, the Blackmagic Studio Camera will also require a software update that will be available free of charge.

 

Press Photography

Product photos of the ATEM Camera Control, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images

 

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G- SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com

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Press Releases For : April 7, 2014

LECTROSONICS ANNOUNCES THE DIGITAL SECURE WIRELESS SYSTEM

**** Photo: Lectrosonics Digital Secure Wireless system ****

Rio Rancho, NM – April 2014… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Digital Secure Wireless system. Featuring AES-256-CTR (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption technology, the new Digital Secure Wireless system is ideal for use in environments where privacy is of paramount concern, such as corporate boardrooms, shareholder meetings, and government facilities. As a rugged and high-quality wireless microphone system, the new products will also find a home in theaters, film making, touring and other demanding applications. more…

Digital Vision Brings Latest Post Production, Restoration and Archive Solutions to NAB 2014

- First look at Golden Eye 4 film scanner, Bifrost Archive Bridge and latest versions of Nucoda and Phoenix -

NAB 2014, Stand SL6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel


(London, UK) - Once again Digital Vision invites NAB visitors to its Demo Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC, where it will present a range of products for post production, restoration, archive and broadcast.

Visitors can get a first look at the new Golden Eye 4 film scanner for restoration and archive, which incorporates many new features and enhancements that have been requested by users of Golden Eye 3. In addition Digital Vision will present the Bifrost Archive Bridge that provides streamlined archive workflow tools, enables archive owners to preserve and restore their precious film assets.

Digital Vision will demonstrate the latest 2014 versions of the Nucoda colour grading suite and the Phoenix range of film restoration tools. Also on show will be realtime 4K image processing using THOR hardware and distributed automated processing using Loki.

Kelvin Bolah, President, Digital Vision, said, "Our Market Managers and R&D team have been working hard to develop tools that enable our customers to preserve, restore and create beautiful images while maintaining quality. We have some exciting products to share that will undoubtedly be the best at what they do. At NAB we look forward to introducing new and existing clients to our growing product portfolio."

The Digital Vision Demo Lounge at the Renaissance provides a respite from the noise and bustle of the show floor, allowing guests to sit down, enjoy some refreshments and have a proper discussion with Digital Vision's knowledgeable team about their requirements. To book a demo or meeting at the Demo Lounge, please contact Patrick Morgan patrick.morgan@digitalvision.se or visit Digital Vision's reception stand on the show floor at SL6026.

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 Bifrost Archive Bridge solution provide innovative tools to create the industry recognised highest quality in scanning, film digitisation, 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.

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

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

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Chris Purse, Ignite | chris@ignite.bz | Tel: +1 818 980 3473

Bexel and Riedel Communications Take Flight with Collaborative OfferingBexel’s Falcon Sportscaster Unit to Feature New Riedel AVB Interface

Bexel’s Falcon Sportscaster Unit to Feature New Riedel AVB Interface

Bexel Used Sales: NAB Booth #N1205
Riedel Communications: NAB Booth #C4937


(LAS VEGAS, NV) - Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, announced a new, collaborative offering with Riedel Communications at NAB 2014. Bexel's Falcon Sportscaster Unit will now feature an AVB (audio-video bridge) interface, developed by Riedel. The optional AVB capability provides direct digital network connectivity to the announcer in the most advanced media network architecture available.

The Falcon is able to satisfy all of the demands of professional sportscasters and audio operators with its unique, interchangeable nature. The unit's inherent flexibility can accommodate a variety of interface connectivity solutions to meet a customer's specific needs, and now broadcasters will be able to utilize the state-of-the-art Riedel AVB interface, as the Falcon is not bound to a singular solution for connectivity.

"With Riedel, we are working with a partner company that is dynamic, resourceful and innovative," said Andrew McHaddad, chief audio engineer, Bexel. "This collaboration is a perfect fit for everyone involved, but especially for our customers. We pride ourselves on being a leader in the sportscaster equipment market with our Falcon platform. Working with a technology-driven company like Riedel strengthens our offerings and improves users' experiences."

Riedel, a provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data and communications networks, approached Bexel about partnering on an AVB interface for the Falcon.

"It has been very rewarding to work with Bexel on this new AVB application," said Christian Diehl, product manager for Riedel Communications. "We are very interested in furthering the usage of AVB globally, and this single-cable option for the Falcon is a perfect application for it."

The new Riedel AVB option allows a single CAT-5 cable to connect to an AVB network carrying all five audio signals: broadcast microphone, Talk-Back #1, Talk-Back #2, IFB left, IFB right and power. All audio signals exist on the network as data, with all AD/DA conversions occurring within the Falcon unit. Powered through the network connection, this version provides the highest density of capability in the smallest footprint available in the marketplace.

"Riedel is a leader in technological innovations, and our new AVB interface brings their exciting work into the sportscaster equipment market," concluded McHaddad. "It has been a rewarding experience working with the team from Riedel, and we are already looking forward to further collaborations."

To see the new Riedel AVB interface for Bexel's Falcon Sportscaster Unit, visit the Bexel TSS Booth (Stand #N1205) or the Riedel Communications Booth (Stand #C4937) at NAB 2014, April 7-10, in Las Vegas.

About Riedel
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theater and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems that can be easily scaled to events of any size anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. For more information, visit www.riedel.net.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers - including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit www.bexel.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Vitec Group
Capture the moment(tm)

For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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Cinnafilm and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon Wormhole

LAS VEGAS — April 7, 2014 — Cinnafilm(R) and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of Cinnafilm’s Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM), an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Based on Cinnafilm’s popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding(TM) plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM), Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer’s experience of their media assets.

“Tachyon Wormhole allows users to eliminate nearly $500,000 worth of specialized hardware with a single server equipped with two graphics cards, at a price that is a fraction of the cost of the baseband hardware it is replacing,” said Ernie Sanchez, chief operations officer of Cinnafilm. “Never before has a single commodity-hardware-based solution replaced so many pieces of dedicated SDI hardware.”

Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform serves as the processing framework for the Tachyon Wormhole appliance. Equipped with powerful NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, the technology also facilitates retiming of closed captioning data and integration of audio retiming into the Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole video processing workflow. The turnkey Tachyon Wormhole system can process up to two HD streams in real time, handles unlimited channels of audio, and resynchronizes CEA-608 and -708 and SMPTE 436M and 360M caption data. Users simply select their target run time by choosing a specific length or by entering a percentage adjustment.

In addition to enabling automated retiming, Tachyon Wormhole also offers all of the features/functionality of the award-winning Tachyon Standards Transcoding Appliance. The features and functionality include standards conversion, high-quality deinterlacing, superlative resolution conversion, inverse telecine, broken cadence removal/correction, and options such as audio loudness correction, color legalization, and watermarking.

“Transcoding is a cost of doing business for broadcasters and cable providers, and Tachyon Wormhole transforms that cost of doing business into an immediate source of revenue generation,” added Craig Newbury, vice president sales for Wohler’s RadiantGrid business line. “In leveraging the power of the RadiantGrid platform, the ROI for Tachyon Wormhole is incredibly fast, and in some installations the appliance will pay for itself in its first week of operation.”

Tachyon Wormhole is available for purchase from Cinnafilm and its resellers. More information about Cinnafilm and Tachyon Wormhole is available at http://cinnafilm.com/tachyon/tachyon-wormhole/.

Information about Wohler and the company’s products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Cinnafilm(R)
Cinnafilm(R) Inc. are the creators of ultimate-quality video optimization and conversion software for cinema, broadcast, and multimedia delivery. Cinnafilm’s Tachyon(R) conversion technology is integrated into high-value transcoding platforms like Wohler RadiantGrid(TM), creating the world’s fastest Standards Transcoding(TM) solution and providing clients an affordable and scalable alternative to legacy SDI-based conversion technologies. Visit http://cinnafilm.com/ for more information.

About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, and it continues today through the company’s development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications. Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) platform extends the company’s award-winning product lines to include solutions for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, accelerated transcoding, and standards conversion. Together, Wohler’s advanced file-based solutions and proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring and content management products ensure high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler and RadiantGrid products is available at www.wohler.com.

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Forscene Integrates With Sony Wireless Camera Adapter to Reduce Lag Time Between Shoot and Edit

First Use of Integrated Workflow by Maverick TV on Show Commissioned by Channel 4

LONDON — April 7, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that it has created a professional workflow using Sony’s new CBK-WA100 wireless adapter for Sony cameras.

Forbidden worked together with Sony to create a new integrated workflow and to provide a professional broadcast test case. This new workflow allows production crews to upload content directly from the Sony camera over a wireless LAN to the Forscene cloud, eliminating any delay between the shoot and post-production. Forbidden client Maverick TV is the first to use this new Forscene workflow integrated with Sony’s wireless adapter on a programme commissioned by Channel 4.

This integration is ideal for remote video production, especially reality-based, unscripted, or high-shoot-rate long-form programs. Having access to footage as it is being shot means that production teams can give feedback and direction to the location crew during the shoot, rather than having to wait for media to be uploaded at the end of the day or sent on drives from the location to the production centre.

“Production teams are becoming more and more dispersed, with remote crews needing to submit content to centralized post facilities from all over the world. The ability to get the content from the camera to the edit point quickly and efficiently is an important part of video production, and Forscene lends itself perfectly to such a workflow,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “Forbidden has a reputation for being able to integrate easily and has established cloud-based post-production clients. The deployment at Maverick is a demonstrable use case for Sony’s wireless adapter in a cloud post environment, and the fact that Maverick is using it on a real-world production further proves the viability of the workflow.”

Crew in the field control the camera adapter from a smartphone or tablet, selecting content to upload directly from the camera to the Forscene cloud. Forscene reads the proxy in XAVC(TM) format, transcodes it and loads it into the user’s Forscene account. The material is immediately available in Forscene for production teams to review, log, edit, and give feedback to the on-location crew. At the same time, directors in the field can log in to their Forscene accounts to view and begin putting rough cuts together from anywhere with an Internet connection. Clients then have the option of exporting an EDL to complete post and relink with the high-resolution material on their local storage or finishing in Forscene and publishing directly to distribution channels from high-resolution media stored in the Forscene cloud.

Maverick, part of production giant all3media and a long-time Forbidden client, is using the Sony wireless adapter and Forscene integrated workflow on an observational documentary that is currently in production for Channel 4.

Forbidden and Sony are demonstrating the new integrated workflow for long-form production at the 2014 NAB Show at the Sony booth C11001. In addition, at the Forbidden booth SL5305, Forbidden will demonstrate the new integrated workflow for Web distribution — including native content ingest to Forscene via the Sony adapter and post-production and publishing from Forscene.

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk

XAVC is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, Forscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, Forscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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Forbidden Technologies Unveils New Brand Identity Based on Its Vision for Change

LONDON — April 7, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced a new brand identity that reflects the evolution of its vision for the organisation and its role in the media industry. As remote productions become more common, production teams become more dispersed, and more people in multiple locations must feed the post-production process simultaneously, Forbidden has renewed its commitment to helping media makers change their vision of how they make media, how media is viewed, and of the media industry as a whole. In addition, this new brand identity will give Forbidden the opportunity to launch new products outside of broadcast and post-production.

“With the new brand, our mindset is focused on removing the barriers that challenge all media makers and ensure that now, the only thing forbidden’ is limitation itself,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “That viewpoint is powering the development of Forscene and how it integrates into various workflows, enabling our customers to craft stories with the qualities their audiences want — global, real-time, multichannel, compelling — more quickly and flexibly than ever.”

Forscene is the world’s leading cloud-based video editing tool, and for more than ten years has been supporting media organisations in creating stories flexibly and easily. It provides professional post-production tools in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) package for all video industries, including broadcast post-production, news, and sport. Forscene takes advantage of cloud computing to enable the centralisation of material and collaboration in workflows. The result is the ability to connect from any Web browser and perform the full range of post-production functions using flexible monthly SaaS pricing.

Attendees of the 2014 NAB Show can experience the new brand identity — and learn more about the change in vision behind it — in Forbidden’s booth, SL5305.

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, Forscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, Forscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Sennheiser supports Dante™

Las Vegas, NV, April 7, 2014 – At NAB 2014, audio specialist Sennheiser has announced its support for the Dante™ multi-channel audio networking standard. “By joining this standard, we will be able to optimally cater to our customers in the broadcasting and live sound worlds,” explained Claus Menke, Head of Portfolio Management Pro for Sennheiser’s Professional Division. The first product to make use of the network technology will be the company’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone system. A Dante-enabled expansion card for the receiver will be launched in summer 2014.

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG signed the Dante License Agreement with Audinate Pty Ltd at the end of March, just ahead of NAB. In 2013, Sennheiser had signed the RAVENNA Partnership Agreement with ALC NetworX GmbH, following in the footsteps of its subsidiary Georg Neumann GmbH. Sennheiser has also been a member of the AVnu Alliance since 2010.

“The future belongs to digital networking. We see the digital distribution of audio and control signals becoming more and more widespread in all areas of production,” said Claus Menke. “The flexibility and modularity of our Digital 9000 wireless system allows the seamless integration of networking technologies, making this and subsequent microphone systems a future-proof investment.”

“Sennheiser is recognised globally for its uncompromised performance,” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “The Sennheiser Digital 9000 microphone receiver combined with Audinate’s Dante networking further enriches the broad suite of Dante products available for audio over IP networks in broadcast, live sound, theatre, and professional audio markets.”

About Audinate and Dante™:

Dante™ is the digital audio networking solution of choice for over 140 professional audio manufacturers in the broadcast, live sound, commercial installed and conferencing markets. Audinate’s Dante solution builds on existing Internet (IP) and Ethernet networking standards and offers a migration path to emerging standards like AES67. Dante networking replaces point-to-point cabling and matrix switching solutions offering hundreds of channels of high-performance audio, control and monitoring across existing network infrastructure. Installation and management is simplified through a unique combination of plug and play technologies, saving enormous installation and long-term ownership costs. Audio sources attached to any network port are available everywhere throughout the network with signal routing defined by software, not physical cabling. Audinate also offers a comprehensive set of interfacing options for PC and Mac equipment (Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante PCIe card) enabling simple integration of existing software applications with the audio network.

About Sennheiser:

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Claus Menke, Head of Portfolio Management Pro for Sennheiser’s Professional Division (Photo credit: Rita Kruse)

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