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Acquiring assets of Cintel International Blackmagic Design have announced the acquisition of the assets of Cintel International, one of the world’s leading researchers, designers and manufacturers of motion picture film scanners. Investing in top-quality HD standards conversion S nell have announced that Japan’s KDDI Corporation has purchased an Alchemist Ph.C-HD motion-compensated standards converter for delivery in conjunction with the London Summer Games. Delivered by systems integrator Exlight Ltd., the Alchemist Ph.C-HD will enable KDDI to provide HD content across Japan that meets the high standards expected of today’s broadcast services, despite the challenge of dealing with different formats from around the world. www.snellgroup.com Flip4Mac 3.0 for OS X Mountain Lion Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, have announced a public beta release of Flip4Mac® 3.0 including Flip Player, a new multiformat video player. This public beta release is being made available to the Mac community to allow a broad user base to evaluate the next major version of Flip4Mac. Flip4Mac is the official Windows Media player on the Mac. Version 3.0 has been completely modernized to provide continuous Windows Media support for OS X Mountain Lion. Telestream also supports Gatekeeper, a new feature in Mountain Lion, which allows users to install Flip4Mac safely and securely. Additional 64-bit improvements have been made to support the latest QuickTime Player. www.telestream.net 06 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Support for 3TB drives F acilis Technology, a leader in advanced shared storage solutions for post-production and content creation, have announced the release of TerraBlock version 5.6 with support for 3TB drives. The new version also includes enhanced Ethernet client performance for the DPX workflow and new administration features that make it easier for post production professionals and content creators to streamline and manage the flow of data. For a limited time, Facilis is offering sales promotions tied to the release.  www.facilis.com Through this acquisition, following the liquidation of Cintel International earlier in 2012, Blackmagic Design has acquired the intellectual property and all aspects of Cintels entire portfolio of film scanning products. This includes all of the IP, name and brand ownership and product development rights for the Cintel diTTo and dataMill digital scanners lines, URSA, C-Reality, DSX, and Millennium telecine lines as well as imageMill data management products. This is a very exciting acquisition for Blackmagic Design. Cintel products are the most trusted names in the film scanning business, and the incredible design expertise that has been built into every one of the Cintel products is amazing, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. Service and support for existing Cintel customers will be handled by UK based Cine Solutions Ltd. and US based Cine Solutions Inc. Both are independent of Blackmagic Design and will supply replacement parts and repairs, provide expert engineering services as well as 24/7 maintenance help line to all users of equipment previously manufactured and supplied by Cintel International. www.blackmagic-design.com/uk/ Install at Associated Press Blue Lucy Media (BLM) has announced the installation of its latest software services at the Associated Press, London, to enable the AP to meet HD fulfilment requirements for its global customer base. The system comprises a multichannel configuration of BLMs Ingest, Layback and Tailor Services, with control provided by BLMs Miura Acquisition and Fulfilment client applications. www.bluelucymedia.com