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BlackMagic engages with Avid at BVE North H oldan showed BlackMagic Design’s product range at the recent BVE North. Now fully supporting Media Composer 6, BlackMagic has the largest range of 3rd party Avid hardware tools of any manufacturer. With version 6, Avid’s Media Composer works with BlackMagic Design’s capture and playback devices on both Mac and Windows platforms. Similarly, DaVinci Resolve 8.1 has now also full AAF round trip with the latest version of Media Composer. This added functionality is enabled by Blackmagic’s Desktop Video 9.0, available to download now from the Blackmagic Design web site. This includes its PCIe, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 products as well as the 3D-enabled DeckLink HD Extreme, taking advantage of Media Composer’s new stereoscopic toolset. BlackMagic’s announcement goes beyond device support with Media Composer. www.blackmagic-design.com/uk/ PHABRIX wins SME of the year 2011 P ACE ups the ante with Quantel A CE, a specialist Belgian film-effects facility, has upgraded its Quantel iQ to full Pablo 2K specification with the Neo panel. It has also purchased Pablo PA, Quantel’s conform, preparation and workflow software. . ACE staff, including its in-house color grader Tom Mulder, have just completed training with Quantel support and are now working on a short film to get accustomed to the Pablo and prepare for a full-length feature in November. www.ace-postproduction.com 26 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE HABRIX,  a leading manufacturer of test and measurement products for the professional broadcast industry, was awarded the Small Medium Enterprise of the year by Lord Digby Jones at the prestigious Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2011 held at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, United Kingdom.  PHABRIX was also highly commended in the export category of the business awards. Creative director Erica Adams and senior sales administrator Nicola McGregor accepted the awards on behalf of PHABRIX. ‘We are overjoyed with our success at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2011. As a company we’re better known for our innovation and design awards so it is fantastic to have been recognised for our business as a whole.’ For more information on PHABRIX product and news please visit www.phabrix.com