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WORLD NEWS Metus INGEST is ready for action A Catholic Network chooses Teranex 2D processors B lackmagic Design have announced that Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), a global Catholic network and the worlds largest religious media outlet, is using seven Teranex 2D Processors at its Irondale, Alabama headquarters for up conversion, aspect ratio conversion, frame syncs and PAL to NTSC standards conversion.  EWTN initially purchased two Teranex 2D Processors to launch its U.S. Spanish Channel in HD, up converting SD signal before sending it out as an MPEG4 satellite stream. With one easy to use piece of equipment, we had our HD Spanish channel up and running, said David Brantley, senior director of Engineering, EWTN. We quickly realized that the Teranex 2D Processors had a lot more functionality to them, and they seamlessly transitioned to additional uses. www.blackmagicdesign.com new Connected TV research facility will open at Media City UK’s “The Landing”. It is dedicated to understanding how consumers engage and interact with todays connected devices. With the installation of PTZ cameras and a Metus INGEST multi-channel, Multi-codec recording solution, the centre is now ready for Action.  Smart televisions, the PVR, multimedia games consoles and WiFi tablets are all threatening the dominance of traditional linear forms of entertainment, such as satellite and terrestrial TV. The surge in IP delivery and interactive devices has been so fast that content creators and applications developers are in a constant state of flux, researching and testing new products as consumers adapt to each new technology. www.metus.com Unveiling audio carrier for Sound Devices P etrol Bags be premiering new audio and camera bags and accessories at NAB2013. The power of cloud video production Due to the enormous success of Petrol Bags sound equipment carriers, the company introduces the Deca Large Lightweight Audio Bag (PS617) that is optimally designed for soundmen who use the Sound Devices 664 mixer, with or without the CL6 Controller. Ready to work with the user, this wearable carrier offers the ideal combination of user comfort, safety, equipment organization, and practicality in the field. Within the bag, the mixer and controller are fully accessible and readouts are easily viewable. It offers a roomy, cushioned main compartment to safeguard delicate equipment. The standard removable internal divider accommodates the 664 Mixer and attached CL6 Controller, while offering easy access to the units XLR connectors. Aframe have recently debuted major enhancements to its cloud video technology, Aframe 2.0, that provides a quicker way for video professionals to get content into editing.   With productivity- enhancing capabilities including integration with Panasonics AVC codec, a newly designed user interface, and an API Library, the new version delivers capabilities of higher-end on premises media asset management solutions and a genuine competitive edge to its users. www.petrolbags.com www.aframe.com 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY076APR13.indd 18 26/03/2013 16:47