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WORLD NEWS Decode selects Anton/Bauer Anton/Bauer is the battery, charger and accessories supplier of choice for Decode, a London- based equipment hire company, to help reliably power the ARRI ALEXA. Decode employs Anton/ Bauer DIONIC HC batteries, TM4 chargers and the QR-HOTSWAP- AR Gold Mount to power ARRI ALEXA cameras, ensuring its clients experience dependable operating times as well as the most secure camera connection with seamless power. Specializing in high-end cameras, grips and lighting for feature films, commercials and corporate productions as well as 3D rigs with crews for special projects, Decode is one of the leading equipment hire facilities in the U.K. Notable projects the company has worked on include MTVs Living on the Edge, Fashion Week, commercials for the Sony PlayStation, Doritos, Microsoft and Nike and music videos for AC/DC, Pink and Portishead. Wearable video technology used on the production of Prometheus V .I.O., a leader in wearable video technology since 2001 is proud to announce collaboration with Fox UK on the new Ridley Scott production, Prometheus. V.I.O. products are the system of choice for production companies, extreme sports athletes and military forces worldwide; the selection of the POV.HD camera by FOX UK for this particular production was an easy choice. The POV.HD’s native 2-megapixel sensor shoots crisp 1080P video and provides exceptional low-light performance; perfect for the low-light conditions on set at Pinewood studios. The exposure compensation mode was a key feature to enable capture of detail in particularly dark scenes. Fox UK comments: “After evaluating a number of products, V.I.O. cameras were chosen as they provided both the technical and aesthetic requirements for the movie.  When dealing with props, the look of the item is very important, and these cameras, being an important part of the suit, fulfilled that requirement.  The full HD image quality enabled us to use real footage from the cameras, without having to re-film sequences separately. Their rugged design and high build quality kept the cameras working on the most extreme on-set conditions.” V.I.O. pioneered the P.O.V. category over a decade ago; video quality, durability, and innovation are hallmarks of the V.I.O. brand. Designed for action sports, industrial, and military applications, V.I.O. cameras offer many unique features including infield editing and other patent pending technology. Substantial order for audio loudness processing equipment T he decision by Frances CSA (Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel) to link the EBUs Loudness Recommendation R128 to its own audio-visual legislation is now focusing the attention of French broadcasters on purchasing loudness processing equipment that complies with the EBU R128 standard. One manufacturer that has already benefited is German dynamics specialist Junger Audio, which recently won a significant order for its loudness processing equipment from the French public broadcaster France Television. Junger Audio’s Managing Director Peter Poers says:  Our EBU R128-compliant loudness processing equipment has already been installed at every major broadcast facility in Germany and Switzerland, and we are delighted that Frances public broadcaster has also chosen to endorse our technology. Broadcasters have recognised the benefit of using our proprietary LEVEL MAGIC adaptive control algorithm and like the fact that it allows them to adjust the audio level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing or distortion. As a result it has become the algorithm of choice for line and real time processing”. 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE