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WORLD NEWS Cool running on Frozen Planet A s a location sound recordist specializing in capturing wildlife and natural history audio, Chris Watson has travelled all over the world, enduring some of the most extreme climates and harshest working conditions on Earth to get compelling sound. For his work on Frozen Planet, the BAFTA award-winning documentary series co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel, he turned to Sound Devices 744T Recorder and MixPre Compact Field Mixer for his portable audio recording needs. The reliability of my kit is absolutely paramount, especially when working in such remote locations, says Watson. If you go to the South Pole and the equipment doesn’t work, you have no way to fix or replace it, and you’ve wasted your time. The construction, portability and reliability of my Sound Devices gear were fantastic. In fact, it was so cold that on several occasions I had to stop before my 744T did. www.sounddevices.com Making streaming to Windows 8 easy Yospace technology underpins a new software product from Australian online video specialist 3ivx. The 3ivx HLS Adapter allows an HLS streaming file to be read and displayed by computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This allows content owners to serve this growing market by re-using the workflows they have in place for iOS devices. Working at the speed of advertising U K-based consumer brand and television shopping specialist JML specializes in retail and promotions for home television shopping. The company offers an extensive catalogue of products supported by in- store video promotions and nationwide ad campaigns. Over the last few years, JML has produced and broadcast several advertisements for international audiences  including 30-second spots for Belvia, Shark and Mantis, and a series of Chatmercials for ITV the UKs largest commercial television network. he IABM and NAB have included Bridge Technologies among the five recipients of its Game-Changer Awards, presented at this year’s NAB show. The award is given in recognition of solutions that transform accepted rules, processes and strategies, and which typically lead a movement of related businesses in the same direction. T What the 3ivx SDK, now bundled with the yospaceCDS content distribution platform, provides is the ability for Windows 8 to interpret the HLS stream transparently, including the adaptive bitrate control, and provide seamless playback. To use the SDK, the application developer simply adds one line of code to their Windows 8 apps. The SDK supports live streaming as well as video on demand. Its dedicated in-house team of designers, production staff and a 3D artist is responsible for creating all of the companys content for broadcast on shopping channels such as JML Direct, JML Living and JML Cookshop. The team relies on a solid post production workflow with Facilis TerraBlock at its core to turn around content in time for air. All content is ingested into Avid® Media Composer® 6 through AMA and archived to a XenServer and Spectra Logic T50e tape library. After transcoding, projects are offlined/onlined on TerraBlock, and motion graphics are integrated using Adobe® After Effects®. Once finalized, projects are laid to tape for delivery and archived.  www.bridgetech.tv www.3ivx.com www.facilis.com A game changer, say IABM and NAB 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 77 MAY 2013 TV-BAY077MAY13.indd 10 02/05/2013 21:17