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All-inclusive DSLR DV cinema bundle A Building new Fan Base F an Base is an exciting, hi- energy new games show TV series being recorded in South Africa for SABC 1, where the public get to compete with a variety of celebrities by engaging in assorted games. The show is being recorded in Q-Studios, Kew, Johannesburg and lighting includes a number of Robe moving lights which have been supplied by Centurion-based Blond Productions one of SA’s leading rental companies.  dorama, the leading supplier of photographic and consumer electronics products, is now selling the Flashpoint All-Inclusive DSLR/ DV Cinema Bundle. The bundle ships with Flashpoints DSLR Shoulder Rig II with Rails and Quick Release System, a Matte Box System II and the Follow Focus Pro II with clip-on system, all backed by a two-year warranty. Flashpoint is Adoramas product line featuring high quality video accessories and gear such as the DSLR/DV Cinema Bundle at price points lower than the competing name brands. Blond’s key lighting designer Peter Reick and director Christiaan Ballot created the shows production lighting design, which is operated and directed on site by Hein Stroh. Long-term film preservation Input Media expands live production facilities S nell have announced that Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports production companies, is using a new Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher and Sirius 830 router with AHP (advanced hybrid processing) to deliver live production of sports programming across multiple studio galleries. The Snell systems, supplied and integrated by Gearhouse Broadcast, give Input Media the flexibility to leverage existing resources within the company’s London Production Centre to run a greater number of productions more efficiently and cost-effectively. With built-in support for 1080p supplied as standard, Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 also expand Input Media’s current and future HD capabilities. “When Swedish cinemas eliminated 35mm film to go all digital this year, it meant we started archiving digital masters rather than prints, so we had to buy a system that could enable us to store and manage large amounts of data,” said Lars Karlsson, IT project manager at SFI. “DIVArchive is built for just that purpose by a company with many years of experience in dealing with the issue of storing digital data for film, which is different from other types of digital data.” “We became the first U.K. production facility to implement the Kahuna 360 because we very quickly realized the agility the new system could bring to our business,” said Nick Symes, director of technology at Input Media. “The combination of Snell’s Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 systems, supported by Snell’s control and monitoring and IQ Modular infrastructure, has facilitated a next-generation expansion of our live production capabilities and enables us to grow our business intelligently.” Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM) solutions, have announced that the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) is using a DIVArchive ® V7.0 CSM system to store digital masters of all films it currently subsidizes, as well as its legacy archive of approximately 8,000 Swedish films going back to 1897. DIVArchive V7.0’s open Archive eXchange Format (AXF) technology helps SFI accommodate any storage format and protect against changes in the formatting landscape. 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BA073JAN13.indd 8 11/01/2013 14:16