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WORLD NEWS Vizrt Technology under the hood V TouchMonitor now shipping worldwide R izrt Ltd has announced that FOX Sports employed Vizrt live broadcast graphics technology during its HDTV coverage of the Daytona 500 on February 27, 2012.  This is the second consecutive season that the Vizrt graphics production workflow has been an integral part of The Daytona 500 telecast. www.vizrt.com/news/ article14958.ece TW has announced that it is now shipping worldwide the new TM3 TouchMonitor. The TM3 is the latest introduction in the companys successful range of products marking the next generation in compliant professional audio signal metering. Taking the field in 2012 Grand National S IS LIVE, Europe’s largest outside broadcast and uplink service provider, and product design specialist, has chose an Eyeheight multistandard colour corrector for use during coverage of the 2012 Grand National steeplechase in April. Installed in one of several vehicles which will be on site from the SIS LIVE fleet, the colour corrector will receive live high-definition video of the event from a gyro-stabilised camera aboard a helicopter. It will allow fast adjustment of colour balance to match feeds from other cameras positioned along the course.  The TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor versions and is controlled using a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, a 4.3-inch touch screen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a highly appealing, compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms. Integrated playout solution for UK facility www.rtw.de www.grassvalley.com www.eyeheight.com Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in digital media services, has selected Grass Valley as one of its technology partners for implementing the company’s strategic plan to invest in and rebuild their UK facility to create a new, integrated playout center in central London. Strategic technology partnership P anasonic and  LiveU are announcing  a new collaboration to deliver an integrated camcorder and live video uplink solution, utilizing the groundbreaking LU40i video uplink device and the new AJ-HPX600 P2 camcorder with planned wireless integration features. The LU40i will be linked via the camera interface, giving camera operators a real-time indication of LiveUs transmission status and video transmission quality.  With the LU40i and HPX600, a camera operator will be able to manage the video uplink while shooting: a must for a one-person remote crew. Panasonic and LiveU are planning to offer the complete camcorder transmission system, and will be providing details as the AJ-HPX600 launch approaches. www.liveu.tv 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE