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WORLD NEWS Underworld awakening with DaVinci Resolve B lackmagic Design have announced that Company 3® used DaVinci Resolve with Resolve Control Surface for color grading the 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D versions of Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainments, in association with Sketch Films, “Underworld: Awakening”. www.blackmagic-design.com XDCam disc recycling service L eading broadcast equipment rental company HotCam has launched a new production service that could save television producers thousands of pounds on XDCam shooting stock by quickly and efficiently archiving footage so that the solid-state discs can be re-used.   Called the Mobile Transfer System (MTS) and operated as a standalone business, the new set- up sees XDCam footage speedily transferred to Sonys new PDW-U2 drives and then onto industry standard 1.5 TB LTO tapes for long-term storage. Once footage has been copied, the discs are then wiped clean and returned to the production company for re-use. The Mobile Transfer System is available from HotCam now. www.hotcam.tv New features to scan converter M atrox® Video Products Group have announced\ important new features for Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters. Matrox Convert DVI products are ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype™, YouTube™, Google Earth™, video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. They are also the perfect appliances to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship. New features make Matrox Convert DVI Plus even simpler and more convenient to use. Automatic input detection is particularly important for A/V integrators who might regularly deal with a variety of input devices in the course of their work. Now any computer running at any resolution can be connected at the input, and Matrox Convert DVI will automatically output at the desired, preprogrammed resolution. Matrox Convert DVI Plus, priced at $1,495 US (£1,049, €1,299), not including local taxes. www.matrox.com/video. 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Introducing the Libec Swift Jib50 L ibec, the camera support specialist, has announced the launch of Jib50, a new jib The Jib50 has been featuring a strong telescopic designed to be versatile arm. This model joins a range and adaptable to users’ of supports that includes needs: a remote control the Jib30, a product that box, monitors and a won the prestigious Digital remote head can all be Video Black Diamond Award fitted to the jib with minimal 2011 at California’s DV effort. Like the Jib30, the Expo in September 2011. Jib50 is quick, compact Available in kit form with and dynamic. It can be carrying cases, it is a truly set up in minutes, hence portable system, at home in its name - Swift Jib. the studio and in the field. www.ianirouk.com