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Peter Wayne and IABM Awards T he IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) recently announced that Timecode Buddy from Timecode Systems Ltd has been judged the top entry for the 2012 IABM Awards for Design and Innovation, earning the prestigious IABM Peter Wayne Award, as well as an IABM Award for Excellence. Each of the four other finalists -- Canon, Civolution, Glensound Electronics, and Sony -- have earned an IABM Award for Excellence. All awards were presented at the IABM’s awards reception on Saturday, Sept. 8. Showcasing production video recorder S ound Devices showcased the new PIX 260 production audio/video recorder at IBC 2012. Based on Sound Devices field-proven PIX 220 and PIX 240 recorders, the rack-mounted PIX 260 is a file-based video/audio recorder/player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post- production environments.  Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 260 records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video. It also records 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. Files from the PIX 260 are ready for direct import into Avid and Final Cut editing platforms, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. Files can also play out of the PIX 260 for real-time applications.  www.sounddevices.com. www.theiabm.org The power of Chyron graphics Did you miss the new micro camera at IBC? V islink Technologies, a worldwide leader in microwave, satellite and wireless communication systems, has announced the world launch of a new HD micro camera from Vislinks Gigawave brand.  Gigawaves full-resolution HD micro camera measures only 80x24x24mm (without lens) and weighs a mere 80gms. Powered by a 1018VDC supply, with HD- SDI video input arriving via SMB connector, the camera is designed to deliver full broadcast quality images in the most demanding environments.  www.vislink. com 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Chyron recently announced the release of ChyronIP, a real-time HD/SD 2D and 3D character and graphics generator that brings the company’s acclaimed full- motion, data-driven 3D graphics to NewTek TriCaster live production systems for the first time. Loaded with all of the features and functions offered by Chyron’s Lyric(TM) PRO software, ChyronIP delivers key and fill signals via the TriCaster network interface, which gives producers two full HD or SD live full-motion channels of Chyron graphics without tying up any of the TriCaster’s video inputs. www.chyron.com www.newtek.com