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New Software V7.20 Delivers 1080/60P Capabilities LAS VEGAS (NAB Booth # SU906) April 13, 2008 – Sony is introducing a software upgrade (version 7.20) for its MVS series of multi-format production switchers. With this enhancement, the MVS-8000G and MVE-8000A models can support full 1080/60P and 1080/50P production with dual-link input/output, dual M/E link and dual DME CH link capability (with an optional software license). “MVS switcher technology was designed to be flexible enough for continual advancement, while still maintaining a common interface across all products in the line,� said Rob Willox, director of Sony Electronics’ content creation group. “Now, the switcher series is even more equipped to function in multi-format production environments.� Sony’s MVS multi-format switcher technology has become a favorite of technical directors in the OB van and TV broadcast communities, with more than 1,500 systems of MVS series units delivered worldwide. In addition to 1080/60P capability, version 7.20 software also delivers a range of new functionality. A second frame memory board allows clips to be recorded as approximately 2,000 HD frames, without ancillary data. When recorded with ancillary data, approximately 1,700 HD frames can be recorded. The clip transition feature is useful for adjusting the timing between background and graphics transitions. With the software, users can also perform cleaner transitions using graphics played out of the frame memory, while playing the sound recorded on the frame memory is useful for sound effects. Support for Multi Program 2 capability lets users split ME rows and also allows re-entry between main and sub banks. The new software features enhanced use of macros, allowing them to be recalled from a keyframe or run on a timeline. The switchers have four keyers per M/E, which means four M/E switcher systems will offer a total of 16 channels of resizers as standard. The internal format converter supports up to 16 input channels and up to four output channels. The internal format converter will support up-, down- and cross-conversion between SD and HD formats. Using the MVS-8000G switcher’s standard “Side Flags� feature, combining 4:3 and 16:9 material is automatic and virtually seamless to the operator, requiring no keyer resources. The new features will be further enhanced with V7.20 software. Sony is also introducing the BKS-R6010 universal LCD remote panel for Sony's routing switcher. Key features of the remote control panel include color TFT LCD buttons with superb display performance, Ethernet and BNC cable controls, button-assignable features and an effective status display. The panel can also be used as an AUX bus remote panel for the MVS-8000G switcher.


More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products were used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve editing, color correction, VFX and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices.


Jingle All the Way: Luxul's XMS-1208P Managed Gigabit Switch is Available for All CI Integrators this Holiday Season

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced that it's giving CI integrators the gift of enterprise-level performance at affordable price points this holiday season. It doesn't matter if they've been naughty or nice, the company's XMS-1208P 12-port/18 PoE+ managed Gigabit switch — that delivers high-speed performance while enabling simple network expansion — is now available for all. And to ring in the new year, Luxul will begin shipping its AMS-1816P 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 managed Gigabit switch in early January.


HoverCam Transforms Classrooms Fit for Future-Ready Students at Val Verde USD

HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the digital education market, announced that Val Verde Unified School District (USD) in Parris, California, successfully installed HoverCam's Pilot digital teaching stations and CenterStage interactive flat panels (IFPs) in new STEM labs in the elementary schools, with plans for an eventual rollout to the district's middle and high schools. As part of the district's goal to create future-ready students, Val Verde USD chose HoverCam digital education solutions to address the rising challenge of updating classrooms and introducing curriculum with advanced systems that will prepare students for a rapidly changing career landscape.


The Sigma Holiday Sale Is Back!

Nothing makes gift giving as enjoyable as special prices on award-winning Sigma lenses and accessories; get the lens you’ve always craved or surprise a fellow shooter with the perfect present.


Global News Agency Ruptly Relies on Riedel's MediorNet and Artist on Board New OB and DSNG Vehicles

Riedel's MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom are providing the decentralized and redundant signal routing and communications backbone on board two all-new, state-of-the-art OB vehicles for Ruptly, a Berlin-based international news agency. Qvest Media, a world-leading system architect and integrator for the broadcast and media industries, designed and built the new broadcast van and DSNG vehicle.