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Ready for action with the iPhone 5 T Giltbrook’s Andy Swain setting up some of the new lights Re-launched Giltbrook Studios venture he Tiffen Company have reported the award-winning Steadicam® Smoothee® system is ready for the iPhone® 5. Now, iPhoneographers from the proud parent to the pro video-blogger can shoot engaging video on the go with the vastly improved iPhone 5, without the jerkiness typically associated with handheld video recording. Combining Smoothee technology akin to Steadicams professional $60,000 Hollywood rig systems with the iPhone 5s 1080p HD video recording capabilities, users can shoot and share crisp, smooth, never shaky footage straight from their iPhone 5. www.tiffen.com W est Midlands based video and production specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) will be the main supplier of specialist broadcast and AV equipment to the re-launched Giltbrook Studios in Nottingham. Giltbrook offers a cutting edge facility in the heart of the Midlands for all types of productions from drama and commercials to business television, infomercials and green-screen shooting.  The project to rejuvenate and bring the space right up to date originally opened as a purpose-built, sound-proofed TV studio in the 1970s -  is the brainchild of TV professional Andy Swain and other key individuals with extensive broadcast industry experience, who have teamed up with studio owners, Finishing Post. Says Swain, “Many people have fond memories of working at Giltbrook over the years and the new Giltbrook will be a vibrant and exciting space with great functionality and a modern infrastructure that will allow creativity to flourish. It will also be a cost effective option, and we look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with CPL and Finishing Post on this project. This completely new era Giltbrook Studio has benefitted from a substantial programme of reinvestment, re-equipping of the studios including a new lighting rig, and a completely new mind-set, plus the association with CPL. All of these elements have already energised its new lease of life.” www.giltbrookstudios.co.uk Solving signal routing backup challenges Bittree, a manufacturer of high-quality audio and video patching systems, have announced that its South Korean partner, Sion Media, has been contracted by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) to supply Bittree patchbays for its new facility, the SBS Prism Tower. SBS, one of South Korea’s largest broadcasters, purchased more than 400 Bittree video and audio patchbays for two of its channels, SBS Plus and SBS Golf. The SBS Prism Tower will support a total of six new HD channels. www.bittree.com 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BA073JAN13.indd 10 11/01/2013 14:17