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Robust HD transmission Extreme simplied workflows A nton/Bauer® showcased its new AB-HDRF System at IBC. This compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system can transmit a robust HD signal over great distances; all while being powered by Anton/ Bauer batteries.  D eckLink 4K Extreme was shown on the Blackmagic Design booth at IBC this year. With 4K required for high end DaVinci Resolve feature film projects, DeckLink 4K Extreme combined with the new Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections will make this workflow simple, low cost and fully compatible with existing video infrastructure. DeckLink 4K Extreme also includes all the latest technologies and video connections, such as HDMI 1.4 frame packing 3D, which allows full resolution frames for the left and right eyes down the single HDMI connection so each eye gets a full resolution image. Previous generation HDMI 1.3 can be used for 3D video, however it’s limited to side by side, line by line and top and bottom method for transferring 3D video which are half resolution 3D modes. Enhanced World Graphics platform At IBC Chyron demonstrated the newest release of the Axis World Graphics platform, the world’s only cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. By simplifying, streamlining, and facilitating the graphics creation process, Axis World Graphics enables reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast- quality graphics. Chyron also highlighted the newest features of order, the Axis World Graphics electronic order management system, which equips anyone in the newsroom with essential tools for graphics fulfillment. A new points system within order allows organizations to track the amount of art department time allotted to different graphics teams, thus providing a form of flow control for the whole operation. In addition, new custom order forms offer flexibility for handling many different asset types. A collaboration between Anton/ Bauer and Vitec Group sister company Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), Anton/ Bauers AB-HDRF System is a COFDM transmitter that utilizes the 5.8 GHz frequency band. The AB-HDTX sends its signal directly to the AB-HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the DirectVu handheld confidence monitor/receiver. The units size makes it ideal for reality- based, ENG/EFP and live event coverage. Empowering collaborative workflows Driving production for Sky Sport News HD 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE t the IBC Facilis Technology exhibited its recently released TerraBlock 5.6 shared storage solution for post production and content creation professionals. Visitors to the Facilis stand saw all of the new features in TerraBlock 5.6 including support for 3TB drives, as well as demonstrations utilizing best-of-breed connectivity and workflow-enabling technology supported by TerraBlock 5.6. Snell recently announced that its Kahuna 360 video switcher is driving production for Sky Sport News HD, the first 24-hour sports news channel to serve viewers in Germany and Austria. The Kahuna 360 is driven by a studio automation solution from Mosart(R), and it joins Inews, Avid(R) Interplay(R), and Vizrt systems to provide a complete workflow for switching and playout of multi-format video and graphics sources to air. A