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US patent on bulk data transport technology From sitcoms to zombies T he Award-winning Cinedeck Extreme cinema grade monitoring, recording and playback device is delivering great results for digital facilities company Filmscape, which recently supplied units to a variety of clients including a major feature film production and a pilot for a new television sitcom. Anthony Holt, Filmscapes Operations Director, says: We are passionate about the latest digital technology and continually invest in new equipment. We have always been at the forefront of 35mm replacement cameras, pioneering the Red One in this country and growing today to include RED Epics, Arri Alexas and Sony F3s and a huge stock of 35mm lenses. Stocking a unit such as the Cinedeck Extreme makes perfect sense because it complements our camera range and we can see plenty of rental opportunities for it. Supplied through Oxygen DCT, Cinedeck EXTREME is an ultra-portable, affordable, camera-mountable, high-grade DDR that is revolutionising digital cinematography and TV production by enabling a digital video tapeless workflow that drastically reduces production time and associated costs. This single, compact unit, which has already won numerous awards and accolades since making its first public appearance at NAB 2010, negates the need for a separate time- code generator, monitor and field recorder, thus reducing location set-up time and simplifying video acquisition. Furthermore, the device has three internal codecs that allow users to make recordings in the edit format of their choice, which improves workflow by removing the need for the often fraught process of file ingest and format translation. Aspera, Inc.,creators of the fasp™ transport technology and software products that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed regardless of data size, distance or network conditions have announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company a patent for its fasp bulk data transport protocol. The patent covers Aspera’s core technology for high-performance transport of bulk data—large files, objects and data sets—over wide area networks (WAN) as a superior alternative to FTP, HTTP and traditional NAS protocols. The patent further solidifies Aspera’s growing patent portfolio, as the company was awarded similar patents last year from the European Patent Office (EPO) in February and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) in September. www.asperasoft.com On-demand access to high-res earth imagery Filmscape now has two Cinedeck Extreme units available for rental and Holt says they are becoming increasingly popular with customers. DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high- resolution earth imagery solutions, have announced that Vizrt has launched a new online service enabling designers to quickly find, preview, and add DigitalGlobe imagery into their broadcast graphics packages using Vizrts Viz World production software. The subscription-based service, titled DigitalGlobe Online, is available now. www.oxygendct.com www.digitalglobe.com 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE High performance, mobile multi- track recording U ncompromising sound quality and portable recording versatility have been the hallmark of the Olympus LS-range since its inception.   Now, the new LS-100 has gone further to provide musicians and broadcasters with a state-of-the- art tool enabling convenience of studio-grade, multi-track audio recording just about anywhere.   Furthermore, this impressive mobile recording studio is capable of handling a maximum sound pressure level of up to 140dBspl - The robust, mobile, Olympus LS-100 Multi-Track Linear PCM recorder, becomes available from February 2012 at a recommended price of £449.  As with its cousins in the LS- family, the new LS-100 delivers ultimate sound recording quality in uncompressed 96kHz/24bit Linear PCM splendour.   This extreme audio quality has now been amplified with eight-track recording and overdubbing capabilities to turn sounds and individual tracks into complete compositions all within the palm of the hand.  Besides its integrated stereo mics, the LS-100 also features dual XLR/ Phone combo jacks to facilitate the direct connection with professional external microphones or other musical equipment. www.olympus. co.uk/ consumer/ ls-series