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Sound Devices keeps it’s cool W Linked battery run- time at your fingertips hen Nine Network Australia Sound Recordist Charles Chick Davey was given the almost impossible task of recording audio in the extreme environment of Mexicos Cave of Crystals for a feature story on the Nine Network Australia news program 60 Minutes, he turned to Sound Devices 744T digital audio recorder and 442 field mixer.  Sound Devices 744T, a powerful four-track, file-based digital audio recorder, has become a staple in the rigs of many feature film and episodic television sound mixers. The super-compact 744T records and plays back audio to and from its internal hard drive, CompactFlash cards and external FireWire drives, making field recording simple and fast. www.sounddevices.com P AG is now shipping the PL96T Time Battery, the latest addition to the PAGlink system of high-power linking batteries, designed for broadcast acquisition and professional video production.   PAGlink is the only battery system that allows you to link more than two batteries for charge or discharge, providing greatly extended run-time or a high-load capability of 12A, for power-hungry cameras and accessories.  The V-Mount compatible, Li-Ion, PL96T Time Battery features a numeric run-time and capacity indicator, providing added convenience for hard-pressed camera operators. When you want to know how much longer your battery, or linked batteries, will power your camera set-up, two button presses will provide a prediction of remaining run-time, for the given load, expressed in hours and minutes. www.paguk.com XL Video steps up to stadiums with Coldplay X L Video continues to supply Coldplay’s phenomenal Mylo Xyloto (MX) world tour with LED screens, cameras / HD PPU, media servers and control plus crew, which has stepped up to play stadiums shows in the UK and Europe. The expanded design features XL Videos brand new Pixled F-12 LED screen product. XL Video is the first company in the UK to take delivery of this impressively bright and clear surface. www.xlvideo.com 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Christian broadcast channels on FreeviewHD B ritish audiences with either the latest FreeviewHD enabled television set or a set top box can now access the first ever package of free to view Christian channels broadcasting on Freeview channel 113. The new packages of channels, delivered by Vision247, bring Bible-based programming to Christian viewers providing hope, inspiration and encouragement. www.vision247.tv