May – June 2011

Editorial

  • FORMAT AGNOSTIC

    How much does the TV industry want 3D? According to a report by Ovum, not so much. The production of 3D content and/or launch of 3D channels are the lowest strategic investment priorities among the majority of broadcasters, the research company said. Senior IT and business executives in the region cite the high cost of investment in infrastructure and personnel as the top reason for their reluctance to spend in 3D. Broadcast executives in Asia-Pacifi c, notably Australia and Japan, are more receptive to the technology, but 3D programming has so far remained on an ad-hoc basis and largely relegated to the VOD platform, due to the high cost of 3D productions. Cost and skill are valid concerns, but there are ways around it. “Broadcast is the future. You guys are the future of 3D,” director James Cameron said during his keynote address at NAB. Coming from a 3D evangelist, the words were not surprising, but Cameron backed it up by announcing the formation of 3D advocate Cameron-Pace Group (CPG) with his Fusion 3D co-developer Vince Pace. The pair urged producers to move beyond the current business model of having a 3D production team separate and in addition to the 2D crew. Integration, they said, should be the new business model. Piggybacking 3D production technology on 2D cameras, which Pace calls the ‘Shadow’ system, would alleviate cost concerns. With so many combinations of platforms and formats, it’s easy to forget the crux of this long-form visual medium – storytelling. Sensory overload becomes a thankless chore when there’s nothing else about the show to hold your attention. Piggybacking could bring focus back to content instead of technology, to the narrative of a show instead of a showcase of 3D prowess. If the 3D production enhances rather than distracts from the viewing experience, that’s a cost this viewer is willing to pay.… Read More

Country Focus

  • SHOT IN THAILAND

    It’s all good in The Land of Smiles as the booming production industry is fast becoming the go-to fi lming location in the region for foreign productions, thanks to tax breaks and special legislation from a supportive government.… Read More

Features

Case Study

Profile

  • THE ELUSIVE ART OF MONETISING MULTIPLATFORM TV

    Monetization of multiple screens will fi gure prominently within IBC’s conference program this year, which will focus strongly on the growing battle among pay TV operators to exploit different platforms both to gain market share and fi nd new sources of revenue.… Read More

Newsroom

  • STAR TV PARTNERS WITH PRIME FOCUS

    STAR TV has commissioned Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), (a part of the Prime Focus Group) to deploy the world’s fi rst integrated, multi-platform content operations infrastructure specifi cally for broadcasters, based on PFT’s award-winning CLEAR technology platform, to manage their end-toend digital workfl ows. This unique initiative will allow STAR TV to drive operational effi ciencies within its organization, take more creative control of its content and leverage the opportunity to monetise new multi-platform delivery models. PFT is providing STAR TV with three key components which form the basis of this new initiative: The creation of a dedicated network infrastructure connecting the digital media supply chain to STAR TV. Under this model, production companies, brands and advertising agencies are connected by PFT via fi bre to the broadcaster and ultimately to playout locations and multi-platform delivery channels to enable end-toend fi le based operations; The deployment of an integrated content operations platform. The CLEAR technology platform puts STAR TV’s content at the center of its organisation, enabling concurrent rather than sequential workfl ows and driving effi ciency growths across the business; and The creation of a multi-platform processing, packaging and delivery infrastructure. This component allows STAR TV to both monetise their content aided by datamodelling and cataloguing, and to quickly customise content for distribution across different platforms. “The future of the broadcasting industry lies in digitisation,” commented Sanjay Gupta, COO, STAR TV. “With this world-leading initiative, STAR TV is opening the door to digital workfl ows, allowing us to more effectively scale our business, embrace the migration to HD and increase our focus on nonlinear platforms. This is a great step forward’’.… Read More

  • SCANITY HELPS FINAS ADVANCE MALAYSIAN FILM HERITAGE

    KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysia National Film Development (FINAS) is the federal government agency for the fi lm industry of Malaysia. It was established in 1981 by an act of Parliament (no. 244) in response to the fi lm community’s call for the improvement and development of the local fi lm industry. Initial projects encompassed the collection of information and preparation of reports pertaining to the production, distribution and exhibition of fi lms, identifi cation of annual activities as well as development projects. Its objective today is to promote, maintain, and facilitate fi lm production development in Malaysia, and uphold the National Cultural Heritage through fi lm. To help accomplish its goals, FINAS upgraded its facility to support digital intermediate post production processes, and sustain its archive & restoration projects. FINAS upgrade included a DFT Digital Film Technology SCANITY 2K Film Scanner with an audio scanning module and 16/35 mm fi lm gate, a 64TB Bright Technologies BrightDrive G2, and a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve color correction suite. The new system integrates effortlessly into FINAS’ existing post production infrastructure of edit suites and will support a range of digital intermediate and archiving applications. The objective of the purchase is to benefi t from a data-centric approach, which will allow FINAS to benefi t from a number of cost-and-time-saving effi ciencies. The ability for FINAS gently handle a variety of fi lm stocks using SCANITY’s optical pin registration and Capstan transport system is mandatory for the delicate task of scanning the archived fi lm in the Malaysian government’s fi lm department vaults. A portion of the archives are warped, buckled or shrunken, and SCANITY was designed with these potential issues in mind. “While speed is crucial for our work in our post production facility, the ability to handle damaged fi lm material with care all while receiving a steady and stable images from the scans is imperative when working with archive material”, Khairunizam Sukor added. “The SCANITY audio scanning feature provides us with the ability to concurrently scan fi lm and its associated audio, which eliminates the need for separate image and audio scanning passes and synchronization. We can scan and store fi lms without having to edit them.” … Read More

  • TELKOMVISION EXPANDS PAY TV SERVICES WITH IRDETO

    JAKARTA – Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company, together with Indonesia’s leading Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast operator TelkomVision, a part of Telkom Group, today announced a deal involving TelkomVision’s use of Irdeto Conditional Access System (CAS) to signifi cantly increase its market size and grow its subscriber base. Irdeto will provide TelkomVision with 500,000 smart cards this year. Indonesia, with more than 245 million people and the third largest Asian market next to China and India, has 59% television penetration as of 2010. Pay TV penetration, currently at 3%, is expected to grow up to 8% by 2015, according to Pyramid Research. “TelkomVision increased its revenue by almost 60% compared to last year and demonstrated signifi cant growth of sales share as we keep improving in most aspects of the business. Our strategic collaboration with other Telkom Group companies enabled us to bundle products with Speedy, Flexi and Telkomsel, thus boosting our pay TV offering. TelkomVision continues to innovate products that cater to consumers’ increasing demand for a newer and wider variety of television content. Our strong partnership with Irdeto helps us to accelerate our product innovation, grow our subscriber base and make us the preferred choice for consumers,” said Pak Elvizar KH, President Director of TelkomVision. “Irdeto is committed to helping TelkomVision realize its long-term goals by delivering the most secure and renewable conditional access solution on the market today. We have invested signifi cantly to co-develop a solid strategy to ensure that both Irdeto and Telkomvision will succeed in the Indonesian market,” said Graham Kill, CEO, Irdeto. Irdeto’s premium smart cards allow television broadcasters and content distributors to be able to freely experiment with new services, different payment options and device support without compromising their digital assets. At present, 21 customers in Southeast Asia are protecting their premium content using Irdeto’s security solutions. The latest deal with TelkomVision complements Irdeto’s position as the market share leader in overall digital subscriber volumes in the region.… Read More

  • HARRIS NAMES NEW VP OF SALES FOR ASIA PACIFIC

    Melbourne, FL/Hong Kong - Harris Corporation has named Dario Choi vice president of sales & services, Asia-Pacifi c, for its broadcast communications business. Based in Hong Kong, Choi will support the growth of the Harris Broadcast Communications business and provide leadership to all Harris employees in the Asia- Pacifi c region. Choi joins Harris from Ericsson Television Limited, where he held the position of head of Asia-Pacifi c region. As a key member of the Ericsson executive management team, Choi was responsible for general management, sales, operations, marketing, business and channel management, with full P&L responsibility. Previously, Choi was executive vice president and general manager for Tandberg Television, Hong Kong, where he was responsible for complete operational and strategic P&L, and where he restructured and mobilized the organization to drive business growth in software and services. Prior to joining Tandberg, Choi was managing director of SkyStream Networks, Hong Kong, where he was responsible for expanding businesses in telecom, satellite, cable, broadcasting, and content markets and established business operations in key markets, including Japan, Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.… Read More

  • NEVION APPOINTS CUI LIMIN TO HEAD UP NEW CHINA OFFICE

    Beijing, China – Nevion, formerly Network/VPG, a leading video transport solutions provider for broadcasters, service providers and government entities worldwide announced the appointment of Cui Limin as chief representative of Nevion China. Reporting to Joel Lam, managing director of Nevion Asia, Cui will head up Nevion’s new offi ce in Beijing, China, working closely with Nevion’s local partners. Before joining Nevion, Cui spent over seven years at Kokusai Seika, a Japanese systems integrator for the digital TV and broadcast industry. As chief representative of the company’s Beijing offi ce since 2003, she was responsible for managing the offi ce, as well as planning and implementing a sales strategy to exceed the company’s business goals. She has developed close relationships with China Central Television (CCTV) and more than 30 provincial TV stations throughout the country. “China has been a key market for us in Asia and now we’re growing our presence and reinforcing our commitment there with the opening of a new Beijing offi ce,” said Lam. “Limin’s experience makes her the perfect candidate to spearhead our sales activities and add value to our customers in China. Her knowledge of the broadcast industry will enable customers to migrate to the latest HD, optical networking and JPEG 2000 technologies in the most cost-effective way possible.”… Read More

  • GLOBECAST ANNOUNCES TWO APPOINTMENTS IN ASIA

    SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI – GlobeCast announced today that it has appointed Vinay Sewal as the new managing director for GlobeCast India, based in New Delhi. In this new position, Sewal is responsible for strengthening the fi rm’s business on the Indian sub-continent, in accordance with GlobeCast’s commitment to expand its presence in this region. GlobeCast, which has been present in India since 2000, sees growing market potential in the country, thanks to the increasing number of cricket events taking place, among other things. In March and April, for example, GlobeCast delivered two major cricket events — the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 — for ESPN Star Sports, Nimbus Communications and Times Internet, and Sony’s Multi-Screen Media. Prior to this post, Sewal was vice president, operations and marketing for GlobeCast Asia, based in Singapore, and oversaw all services provided by GlobeCast in Asia. GlobeCast also announced that Sabil Salim joined the company as the newly appointed vice president of operations for Asia. Salim is based in Singapore and joins GlobeCast from ESPN Star Sports. In his role, Salim reinforces GlobeCast’s technical progress and leads all aspects of the company’s operational and technological developments. He also manages GlobeCast’s relationship with vendors and service suppliers in the region to ensure effi cient and effective technical operation. Both positions report to Darby Sanchez, CEO of GlobeCast Asia, and take effect immediately.… Read More

  • KURT RIEDER TAKES OVER THE REIGNS AT GOLDEN VILLAGE

    Singapore - Golden Village announced the appointment of Kurt Rieder as its new CEO. He will succeed the retiring David Glass, who has served as Golden Village’s CEO since 2008. Rieder’s appointment as CEO is effective immediately. Rieder brings more than 20 years of experience in the fi lm industry, which includes a previous stint as Golden Village’s MD from 2002 to 2003. Prior to joining Golden Village, he was the MD of Artisan Gateway, a leading consulting fi rm for Asia’s fi lm industry. In that role, Rieder serviced clients such as Motion Picture Association, IMAX, Galaxy Studio and United International Pictures in territories including Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and Turkey. “His broad and in-depth industry knowledge, leadership and technical expertise, coupled with his deep understanding of Golden Village’s businesses, strong customer focus, marketing acumen and operational excellence makes him the perfect leader to ensure the continued growth of Golden Village,” said David Glass.… Read More

  • LUCASFILM, PRIME FOCUS TO CONVERT STAR WARS: EPISODE I TO 3D

    London – Lucasfi lm and Prime Focus announced their collaboration on the 3D conversion of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace for theatrical release. Prime Focus was selected by Lucasfi lm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) following an exhaustive testing process. Utilizing Prime Focus’ proprietary View-D process, the conversion is scheduled to hit 3D theater screens on 10 February 2012. Involving meticulous crafting and attention to detail by Prime Focus’ global contingent of artists, the 3D release promises a wonderfully immersive experience for devotees of the original, and a big screen introduction for a whole new generation. “It was incredibly important to me that we have the technology, the resources and the time to do this right,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas. “I’m very happy with the results I’ve been seeing on Episode I.”… Read More

  • JVC INTRODUCES GY-HM750E PROHD CAMCORDER

    Sydney – JVC Professional has introduced the GY-HM750E ProHD compact shouldermount camcorder. Ideal for ENG news, sports, documentaries, events, and other location shoots, it offers fast shoot-to-edit workfl ow by recording native HD or SD footage in ready-to-edit fi le formats on low-cost SDHC memory cards. Equipped with the same 3-CCD imaging system found in the GY-HM790E, JVC’s ProHD fl agship camcorder, the GY-HM750E delivers outstanding 1920x1080 images in a small, lightweight form factor. It records at selectable data rates up to 35 Mbps and can record HD footage in 720p, 1080p, and 1080i, as well as SD footage (480i). Using JVC’s established native fi le-based workfl ow, the GY-HM750E includes a dual card slot design that records to non-proprietary SDHC cards and/or optional SxS recorder. A new feature, borne from numerous customer requests, allows simultaneous recording to both SDHC cards for instant backup or client copy. JVC’s native fi le recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit fi le formats for Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (.MOV), as well as other major NLE systems that are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX fi les (.MP4). For legacy SD applications, the camcorder can also record standard DV fi les (.AVI or .MOV). “High defi nition has not yet been standardized in many markets, and a vital segment of broadcasters don’t have the infrastructure to deliver HD from the fi eld,” said Noel Oakes, JVC Professional Australia/NZ National Sales and Marketing Manager. “That’s why the new GYHM750E offers the fl exibility to record in 480i as well as a variety of HD formats. It can fulfi ll current SD needs while providing an seamless transition to HD in the future, all with the fastest and most effi cient workfl ow available in the industry today.” The new JVC GY-HM750E camcorder is now available in Australia.… Read More

  • ARRI AUSTRALIA NOW AT PANORAMA FILM AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

    Sydney – Arri Australia has completed its move to the Panorama Film and Technology Park at Lane Cove. Stefan Sedlmeier, GM of Arri Australia said, “Our new offi ces suit not only Arri but the requirements of our clients perfectly. We have camera sales, DI systems, servicing for all Arri products, repairs, spare parts and testing all on one fl oor and conveniently located adjacent to one another. We also have a purpose-built lens test room which is very accurate and a great resource for rental houses.” The Panorama Film and Technology Park is also home to Panavision, Future Reality, Deluxe Australia, E-Film Australia, CIS-Post Modern, Media Logistics and StageOne Sound. All Arri Australia contact details remain the same.… Read More

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SHOOTING IN 3D USING 3ALITY

    London – 3ality Digital, world leader in advanced technologies to empower creative digital stereoscopic 3D acquisition, has been chosen to supply its systems for The Amazing Spider-Man, which is now in production from Columbia Pictures and will be released on 3 July 2012. Directed by Marc Webb, the fi lm is using 3ality Digital’s new TS-5 wireless and handheld beamsplitter mirror rig. John Schwartzman, the fi lm’s director of photography, chose the TS-5 because of its small size and the unrivalled control it gives over the stereoscopic 3D (S3D) image. The latest version of 3ality Digital’s beamsplitter rigs achieves optimum performance without the need for the substantial construction normally associated with S3D facilities. The TS-5 is a much lighter and smaller rig, which operates with a high degree of precision and control. It can be used for super fast set-ups with lightweight tripods, as well as shoulder mounts for handheld or Steadicam 3D shooting. The Amazing Spider-Man is the fi rst feature fi lm in production to utilize 3ality Digital’s intelligent, integrated systems.… Read More

  • WINSTON BAKER TO HOST FILM FINANCE FORUM IN ASIA DURING SCREENSINGAPORE

    Los Angeles – Winston Baker, a global producer of fi lm fi nance conferences, announced the inaugural Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore to be held on June 7 in Singapore. “With Asian fi lmmakers and distributors increasingly participating at international fi lm markets, this conference will provide strategies to bolster continued growth for this region of the world. The speaking faculty will address fi lm fi nance techniques, new government incentive options, co-production opportunities, alternative distribution avenues, and ways to monetize on 3D and digital innovation,” said Amy Bake managing partner of Winston Baker. “As the market grows, it is critical that Asian producers, distributors, and fi lm executives stay wellinformed on the current fi nance landscape and the latest innovative strategies. It is also important for fi nanciers from around the world to understand the emerging opportunities within the Asian fi lm market. The Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore provides a perfect platform to foster such discussions,” said Ashok Amritraj, chairman and chief executive offi cer of Hyde Park Entertainment Group, member of ScreenSingapore’s Board, and chair of the upcoming Film Finance Forum in Asia.… Read More

  • TVNZ ADOPTS SOFTEL’S ADEPT SYSTEM

    Auckland – Quinto Communications (New Zealand) and Softel have assisted TVNZ in launching a new service for vision-impaired and blind audiences. Audio description impaired audiences enables those with visual impairment to have access to television and cinematic content. TVNZ has just commenced the service with episodes of Coronation Street. It has been made technically possible by using Softel’s AdePT audio description software which creates, edits, records and encodes audio scene descriptions. This then augments the main program audio with an additional audio track that describes key information presented visually.… Read More

  • BEIJING CRYSTAL CG EVOLVES INTO FILM SCANNING FOR 2012

    Beijing – Offi cial Digital Mascot provider to the 2012 London Olympics, Beijing Crystal Film & Animation Technology, has taken delivery of a new diTTo Evolution 2K and 4K fi lm scanner for its head office in Beijing. The VFX business was the provider for the Beijing 2008 Olympic graphics and digital Mascots; gaining worldwide recognition and bringing its business to the attention of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). As the official digital imaging services provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Crystal CG’s digital images will be used to assist in the planning and communications around the 2012 games in a variety of areas including venues, games operations and sport presentation. The team will also be involved in creating visuals for marketing, branding, design and logo creation for the games.… Read More

  • CUTTING EDGE COMPLETES NEW CAMPAIGN FOR HYUNDAI

    Brisbane – Cutting Edge announced their involvement in the latest Hyundai i30 campaign. This latest TVC for Hyundai took Cutting Edge VFX Supervisor, Jeff Gaunt, to the Mt Wellington in Tasmania; a balloon festival in the Philippines; the Bullet Train yards in Tokyo; the grand fountains of Dubai Mall and Mt Gravatt in Brisbane. Working jointly with director Brendan Williams and Scott Lambert of ad agency Innocean, the team worked for more than a month across four continents shooting time-lapse photography with up to six Canon 5D and 7D cameras. Gaunt said, “I love the innovative and creative mix that we have been able to deliver in this commercial. Initially we wanted to shoot everything in camera but on a shoot of this scale, the crew was faced with some extreme weather conditions. This opened the way for a couple of key shots to be completed with some additional plates shot in studio to fi nish the commercial. The benchmark for the post production shots were extremely high as they needed to match into some stunning cinematography.” … Read More

  • PICTORVISION GOES 3D FOR DEUTSCHE TELECOM SPOTS

    Pictorvision announced that their state-of-theart Eclipse 3D aerial system was recently fl own carrying a pair of RED ONE M-X cameras for a Deutsche Telecom (the parent company of T-Mobile) package of spots called A Thousand Little Things. Directed by Paul WS Anderson (Event Horizon, Resident Evil series and the upcoming re-make of The Three Musketeers), the spots were shot in Berlin and Los Angeles by director of photography Vern Nobles. “I’ve built other aerial 3D camera systems using other gyros but it has always been a compromise,” explains Nobles, who used the Eclipse for the fi rst time on these spots. “None of them were capable of holding the 3D camera package as stable as the Eclipse. There is too much mass to use physical gyro systems and other systems can’t look straight down. We needed to shoot as slow as 1fps for time-lapse ramping and no other system was stable enough to do it. Thanks to Tom Hallman and his team at Pictorvision, we had the perfect system to do everything from high speed to time lapse and more for this high-profi le commercial series. “We even had one shot to look backwards rotating 180 degrees when looking straight down, then tilting up to look forward, fl ying between the downtown Los Angeles buildings,” Nobles adds. “The mount did it over and over again perfectly.… Read More

  • NEW ZEALAND’S WESTPAC STADIUM UPGRADES CONTROL ROOM

    Billerica, Massachusetts – Offi cials at Westpac Stadium, a 34,500-seat multi-purpose facility in Wellington, New Zealand, decided to upgrade its video production capabilities with a complete retrofi t of its control room. At the heart of the overhaul is a Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 video production system, which feeds video and graphics to two large replay screens installed at the north and south ends of the stadium. Westpac maintains a busy schedule of concerts and sporting events, and will host at least seven matches during the Rugby World Cup 2011 later this year. Before the upgrade, the 4:3 video production was stretched to fi t the 16:9 replay screens. Through the Granite 5000, productions are produced in HD, then downconverted to widescreen SD for stadium replay (due to a fi ber infrastructure that can only support SD). The 2 M/E capability of the Granite 5000 also allows Westpac to display a different presentation on each screen. Gencom Technology, a global media technology solution provider and systems integrator with two offi ces in New Zealand, installed the Broadcast Pix system in December. Bernie Huynen of Gencom Technology said the company was tasked with a fi nding a solution that “could be operated by one operator for small events and up to three or four operators on larger events.” An on-site demo convinced the Westpac Stadium Trust that the Granite 5000 could handle the operational demands and again exceed the expectations of the clients, hirers, and patrons. The Granite 5000 replaced an aging 16-input Ross analog switcher, Inscriber CG, and clip server. Using the system’s built-in Fluent Multi-View, Westpac was able to reduce a large bank of CRT monitors to four dedicated 21-inch LCDs for the technical director. One of the monitors, showing all the sources is split to the CCU position, is used for camera shading. For visitors and other personnel, the control room also has three 42-inch LEDs on the wall, which are fed by a separate Harris multi-viewer. In addition, Gencom installed a separate Harris router for additional system redundancy.… Read More

  • PHOENIX HELPS CRITERION WITH RESTORATION

    Los Angeles/London – Image Systems (formerly Digital Vision), leading developers of high-resolution image processing, fi lm scanning and motion analysis solutions for the entertainment, defence and automotive industries, has announced that The Criterion Collection has purchased a Phoenix Finish system, which will become central to its restoration activities of classic and iconic fi lms. The Criterion Collection, headquartered in New York, is a highly regarded company revered for its fi lm library, and its management and repurposing of content. Criterion gathers, restores and distributes some of the greatest fi lms from around the world and distributes them in the highest technical quality. Since its installation, the Phoenix has been used on Ken Loach’s Kes, named one of the top ten best British fi lms of the century by the British Film Institute (BFI); Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing and Satyajit Ray’s The Music Room. Criterion has an in-house unit that completes post production on the titles it distributes. Phoenix is an integral part of an end-to-end restoration pipeline at the fi lm distribution company and was put in place to increase effi ciency and improve quality in its mastering and restoration efforts. Kline explains that Phoenix was primarily used for initial scratch removal, light dirt, and some grain reduction with DVO Clarity. The DVO Clarity feature automatically addresses noise and grain reduction through algorithms, grain characteristics analysis, a motion estimation engine, and an innovative spatiotemporal fi lter. Kline also notes, it offers us a critical piece of our workfl ow puzzle to create the best possible masters for distribution.”… Read More

  • SONY OPENS WORLD OF 3D TO NEW USERS

    Singapore – Sony has launched the HXR-NX3D1P NXCAM Professional 3D Compact Camcorder in Asia Pacifi c, the latest addition to its NXCAM series. The HXR-NX3D1P will open up the world of 3D to a wider group of professional users, allowing them to create 3D footage of new types of content– such as independent budget productions, digital signages, weddings, events and corporate videos in 3D. The ‘ready-to-go’ camcorder supports the user-friendly and widely used AVCHD codec, along with twin Sony G Lenses, and ‘Exmor R’ CMOS sensors, and image processors, to deliver professional quality 3D shooting, while 1920x1080 full HD left and right images enable realistic HD recording. Several features have been included to ensure an effi cient workfl ow: double full HD recordings are encoded in the H.264 MVC (Multi- Views Coding) then packed into a single fi le. When the fi le is imported to compatible editing software such as Sony Vegas Pro 10.0d, it can be treated as L and R synchronised images without importing twice.Also, the supplied Content Management Utility 2.1 software is able to split the single 3D fi le into L and R video stream fi les which can be edited in AVCHD compatible 3D editing software. The launch of the NXCAM Professional 3D Compact Camcorder is planned to be available in Asia Pacifi c from July 2011 onwards.… Read More

  • MATROX ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 5.5 PRODUCTION PREMIUM SOFTWARE

    Montreal, Canada – Matrox Video Products Group announced support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium software with the Matrox MXO2 family of I/O devices. The award-winning Matrox MXO2 devices provide cross-platform Mac and Windows support and can be easily moved among desktop systems in a facility, installed in an OB van, or taken on the road with a laptop. Key features include: full-resolution, full frame rate, multi-layer, realtime video editing via Matrox RT technology; lightning fast H.264 fi le creation for smart phones, iPad, the web, and Blu-ray via Matrox MAX technology; and professional audio and video input and output with 10-bit hardware up/down/cross conversion. In addition, the Matrox MXO2 devices ship with a variety of productivity enhancing applications: Matrox A/V Tools (PC) for fast capture/ playback of audio, video, and still frames, Matrox MAX H.264 Capture (PC) for direct capture to H.264 fi les, Matrox Vetura Capture (Mac) for quick and easy capture to a variety of QuickTime codecs, and Matrox Vetura Playback (Mac) for convenient playback of H.264 and .mov files.… Read More

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