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NAB 2012 VJ makes its worldwide debut Introducing Masterbelt C lear-Com have announced the Tempest2400 MasterBelt digital wireless intercom at NAB. Ideal for mobile productions, the Tempest2400 MasterBelt offers all the advanced features, reliability and robustness of the Tempest2400 rack-mount BaseStation, including the new version 3.0 features, in a compact, portable and easy-to-deploy package that can be conveniently worn on the hip.  The Tempest2400 MasterBelt provides mobile broadcasters the ability to coordinate and communicate hands-free within the form of a Tempest2400 BeltStation. The MasterBelt can be paired with any standard Tempest2400 CP-222 two- channel BeltStation to create a full-featured two-channel system in the 2.4 GHz band. The MasterBelt itself also functions as a BeltStation allowing up to six full-duplex wireless users to be in communications.  www.clearcom.com A t NAB Orad unveiled its new VJ production server. Designed to facilitate tapeless, end-to-end ingest to playout workflows for studio productions, the new VJ production server is ideal for a wide-range of studio productions, Xtraordinary new camera stabilizer including news, live events, soap operas, and talk shows. The Orad VJ flexible architecture supports up to 8 input /output channels that can be configured in a variety of combinations. www.orad.tv Viz Media Engine with CS6 integration V he Tiffen Company unveiled at NAB 2012 the brand- new Steadicam® X-Series, a new high-performance camera stabilizer support arm system. Designed for professional video and film production, the new Steadicam X-Series line includes the G-50x and G-70x models, offering a 29-inch (73 cm) boom range with outstanding camera- lifting capacities of up to 50 and 70 pounds (23 and 32 kg), respectively. izrt Ltd. has announced the latest integration of the Viz Media Engine with the upcoming release of Adobe® Premiere®Pro CS6 software. This new integration gives editors more efficient productivity by allowing them to search and select source material from Viz Media Engine within Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Selected source material is dragged onto the timeline and media is directly available without a time-consuming file-transfer. The finished product can then be rendered and exported to the Viz Media Engine through a dialogue where in metadata can be added to the material. www.tiffen.com www.vizrt.com T Fastest and least expensive SxS memory card reader Sonnet Technologies have announced that the Echo(TM) ExpressCard(R) Thunderbolt(TM) Adapter, which enables the use of many Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards with computers equipped with a Thunderbolt port -- including the latest Apple(R) iMac(R), Mac(R) mini, MacBook Air(R), and MacBook(R) Pro models -- can now function as an SxS(TM) memory card reader. Sonnet supported Sony(R) in its work to create a Thunderbolt technology-compatible Mac OS(R) X driver to enable this functionality. This updated driver also enables full functionality of Sonnet’s Qio(TM) E3 professional SxS media reader, when connected through the Echo adapter to a computer with a Thunderbolt port.  More information about the Qio E3 professional SxS media reader is available at http://www.sonnettech.com/product/qioe3.html 28 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE