TV-BAY December 2012
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World NEWS MacBook® Pro protection Sonnet Technologies have announced the immediate availability of its 2fit(TM) Laptop Sleeve plus Screen Protector for the 13-inch MacBook® Pro with Retina™ display computer. Stylish and practical, the titanium-colored 2fit sleeve is a form- fitting cover that helps prevent damage to the computer’s finish. The 2fit sleeve has a comfortable feel and provides a durable layer of protection for the computer when stowed together with items such as pens, keys, or an iPhone(R) in backpacks or briefcases. Each 2fit sleeve is constructed of plush microfiber material, custom-tailored for the newest MacBook Pro model. This machine- washable sleeve stretches to provide a snug fit. When not in use as a cover, the 2fit sleeve can function as a heat shield between the laptop and lap. The 2fit package includes a screen cleaner made of a high-quality optical cloth, perfect for cleaning the Retina display. The 2fit Laptop Sleeve plus Screen Cleaner for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (part no. 2FIT-13TR) is available now for $19.95. More information on this product is available at www.sonnettech.com/ product/2fit.html. www.sonnettech.com Taking international standards conversion in house B lackmagic Design have announced that AdPro, a department of global media technology group Adstream, has deployed the Teranex 2D Processor to support delivery of finished commercials to broadcasters around The World. The processor will be used in conjunction with a workflow that also includes a Blackmagic Design Videohub Micro and a SmartView Duo rack mounted monitors.  Recently formed, AdPro offers services that Adstream had previously outsourced to third party suppliers. Encoding more than 500 commercials a day in the UK alone, the addition of Blackmagic’s Teranex 2D processor means Adstream is now capable of handling its own Broadcast SD and HD standards and format conversion in house.  Operating an entirely file based architecture, Adstream will also use the Teranex processor for time base correction and the removal of illegal digital values via the the processors SDI baseband.  In partnership with UK based systems integrator NMR, AdPro has also created a studio workflow built around the Blackmagic Design VideoHub Micro. The 16x16 SD-HDI hub is a powerful broadcast grade routing switcher that lets AdPro eliminate complicated manual video patching and easily change connections from anywhere in the AdPro facility. Capture and playback is handled by two Apple iMacs running thunderbolt video I/O devices, with the Blackmagic Design Smartview Duo used to display the output.  This set up is replicated across AdPro offices in France and Brazil as well, allowing all three offices to communicate with one another. Through Teranexs ethernet availability, AdPro can remotely patch machines while the Teranex web interface allows Adstreams regional offices from around The World to create dubs over the company VPN. www.blackmagicdesign.com 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 18 07/12/2012 15:14