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New Montreal channel investment Video editors spoke, Autodesk listened A t NAB, Autodesk and Blackmagic Design announced a technology collaboration, and now just weeks later, the first outcome of the collaboration is available to customers. The Smoke 2013 Extension 1 release will introduce support for Blackmagic video IO devices: DeckLink (PCIe video boards); UltraStudio (Thunderbolt boxes) and the Intensity product line. R ogers Communications has purchased a Quantel Enterprise sQ news and sports production system for its new Montreal operation, City Montreal, to serve the Quebec region of Canada. Rogers is in the midst of constructing a new Studio and Production facilities in the heart of downtown Montreal. Once completed this new HD station will be on air in mid- August 2013. www.quantel.com www.autodesk.com Broadcast infrastructure line up at Broadcast Asia A rgosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, will showcase its expanded range of infrastructure solutions at Broadcast Asia 2013.  In collaboration with its joint venture partner, Argosy Broadcast Asia Sdn Bhd (ABA), Argosy will debut for the first time in Asia its new range of IEC- lock mains cables, the new Fischer Triax HD Pro+ solution and the mini BNC connector from Amphenol.  Additionally Argosy will demonstrate other components from its portfolio of HD infrastructure including the Argosy range of Mains Distribution Units (MDUs) alongside its world- renowned IMAGE cables on the company’s stand (no. 5E2.01) at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 18-21 June 2013. www.argosycable.com Broadcast live with free Teradek offer T o promote the potential of live HD streaming, Holdan is announcing a special offer for buyers of Panasonics acclaimed AG-AC160a and AC130a camcorders. With new camera purchases, customers will receive a complimentary VidiU, a live webstreaming device from Teradek which enables users to transmit quickly, inexpensively and at high quality to users around the world. Loudness compliance showcased at BroadcastAsia Emotion Systems, together with partner Media Village, is bringing the latest version of the eFF loudness compliance solution for file-based workflows to Asia. The recent trend in ENG camcorders is towards connected devices, with innovative systems such as Panasonics HPX600 camcorder offering port options that include WiFi and Ethernet as well as SDI and HDMI. As a result, uploading video remotely, transferring data over IT networks, controlling settings and creating playlists are now becoming mainstream. Broadcast engineers and technicians can make full use of this new level of IT and video connectivity to realise powerful media management and data exchange capabilities. Loudness is now a major issue and many countries have either introduced or are going to introduce some form of loudness compliance standard.  eFF from Emotion Systems is designed to address this need, within file-based workflows, quickly and easily. www.holdan.co.uk www.emotion-systems.com 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 78 JUNE 2013 TV-BAY078JUN13.indd 14 10/06/2013 15:15