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Acquisition of Teranex Systems Inc. Delivering NFL action for NEP S tudio Technologies’ Model 400 SDI-over-Fiber Transport Systems were recently deployed by NEP Broadcasting as a reliable fiber transport system for its remote trucks covering the NFL’s Sunday Night Football. NEP Broadcasting is a leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services for live sports and entertainment applications, specializing in digital capture and transmission of events ranging from professional football and the Olympic Games to the Academy Awards and everything in between. The recently purchased Model 400 units have been integrated into a second production truck covering the national Sunday Night Football broadcast. B lackmagic Design have announced its acquisition of Teranex Systems Inc. a leading manufacturer of high performance video processing products for the post production and broadcast industries. Teranex, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design. Teranex is a strategic acquisition for Blackmagic Design, said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. Its technology, solutions and market complement our own efforts and its high quality video processing technology enables us to provide our customers with even higher levels of video quality -- extending Blackmagic Designs product range for the broadcast, feature film and high end post production markets. Along with the acquisition Blackmagic Design have also announced new prices for its Teranex VC100 dual channel video processor, now at US $19,995. This feature set and processing previously cost almost US$90,000 and this new price point is a dramatic price reduction. This price reduction means customers can now get the maximum processing features at one single price and without any extra cost.  The Teranex VC100 now includes, as standard, extremely high quality de interlace, up conversion, down conversion, SD and HD cross conversion, SD and HD standards conversion, automatic cadence detection and removal even with edited content, noise reduction, adjustable scaling, aspect ratio conversion and smart aspect ratio 4:3 to 16:9 conversion, all with full time code and multi channel audio conversion. Also included is 3D dual channel conversions, new patent pending 3D simulation and the forthcoming 3D toolkit for matching cameras in 3D rigs for perfect alignment.  www.blackmagic-design.com www.studio-tech.com Lighting up Finnish mornings P rivate broadcaster MTV3 News reaches approximately 80 per cent of the Finnish population with its channels. For people under the age of 55, it is the preferred news channel in Finland. As part of a move over to HD content, the broadcaster decided to convert their studio lighting to LED technology. “We tested a number of other manufacturers’ products and eventually decided in 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE favour of Litepanels” explains Visual Director Johannes Kantelinen. MTV3 chose the Sola 6 Fresnel LED lights and three models of the 1x1 LED production light: Mono Flood, Bi-Focus and Low-Profile Flood. Johannes Kantelinen had high expectations for the new lighting system and the final result was even better than expected. www.litepanels.com