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Tracking Derren Brown L ondon-based Neon Broadcast Services chose Camera Corps to provide remote camera facilities for the latest Derren Brown production, ‘Apocalypse’, which was broadcast by Channel 4 UK on 26 October and 2 November 2012. Nearly 50 Camera Corps Q-Ball robotic pan/tilt/zoom heads with integral 1080-line high- definition cameras were provided for the programme which was created by Objective Productions. www.cameracorps.co.uk New options for signal analyser L eader Instruments chose BVE North in Manchester as the UK launch venue for a powerful new optional audio card for its award-winning LV5770 Multi-Monitor. The OP43 audio card incorporates loudness measurement, lip-sync timing analysis and surround-sound monitoring. These new features double the total number of audio capabilities currently available for the LV5770 which already include 16-channel AES/EBU embedded audio input/output, Dolby Audio evaluation and decode as well as 8 channel discreet or embedded digital to analog signal conversion. Leader’s LV5770 departs from the expensive pricing associated with high- definition test equipment over the past decade. The new OP43 option reinforces the LV5770’s position as the most affordable and the most versatile signal analyser in the broadcast industry. The module’s loudness measurement capability allows camera crews, post-production staff and playout supervisors to ensure that content is compliant with the demands of the US Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act and its European equivalent, EBU Recommendation 128. www.leaderuk.co.uk Thunderbolt™ expansion chassis Sonnet have announced the Echo™ Express II, the newest member of the company’s popular Echo family of Thunderbolt(TM) expansion chassis for PCIe(R) cards. Featuring two PCIe slots, the new Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express(R) cards -- originally designed for use in desktop computers -- with any computer equipped with a Thunderbolt port. The Echo Express II was designed for users needing a compact solution to connect two PCIe cards to their computers, and supports the majority of Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe cards. Based on the original Echo Express expansion chassis, the Echo Express II adds a second slot to support two half-length (up to 7.25 inches long), full- height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x16 cards. Like its siblings, the Echo Express II expansion chassis has dual Thunderbolt ports to support daisy-chaining of devices. www.sonnettech.com 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 22 07/12/2012 15:14