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WORLD NEWS New low price for UltraStudio 4K B lackmagic Design have announced a new lower price on its popular UltraStudio 4K to US$995. UltraStudio 4K is the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt capture and playback solution that features 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections so it can work in Ultra HD and 4K video formats. UltraStudio 4K is a compact and attractive single rack unit design with a wide range of rear connectors for almost any type of video and audio connection available. The front panel is a machined aluminium design that features an integrated color LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons. UltraStudio 4K is attractive so it’s perfect for desktop as well as rack mount use. UltraStudio 4K can take advantage of long Thunderbolt cables that can be up to 30 meters away from the host computer. www.blackmagicdesign.com New royalty free music A KM Music, the UK’s leading producer of quality Royalty Free Music have announced the release of 2 new titles. AK153 Relaxation & Meditation is a collection of soft gentle relaxing themes ideal as underscores for tranquil moments and AK154 Urban Grooves is a set of super cool stylish beats and grooves with an urban and pop twist. These new titles are now available as CDs and CD DOWNLOADS direct from: www.akmmusic.co.uk Kahuna and Kudos Plus for new HD OB van Snell have announced that China’s Jilin Television (JLTV) has installed Kahuna SD/HD multi- format production switchers in a brand-new 16-channel HD outside broadcasting (OB) van and in a new electronic field production (EFP) system. Supplied by systems integrator Beijing Xingguang Sanitec Science & Technology Co., Ltd., the Kahuna systems give JLTV reliable and easily scalable solutions for the high-quality production of live sports, news, and entertainment events. JLTV has complemented its new Kahuna systems with a Kudos Plus TBS800 SD/ HD/3Gbps format converter. www.snellgroup.com Innovative new switcher features F OR-A Company Limited has released new features for its compact, cost-effective HVS- 390HS video production switcher. First introduced at last year’s NAB Show as a 1 M/E to 2 M/E switcher, FOR-A has added unique capabilities to the unit that have never been seen before in this class of production switcher. The new functionality, referred to as a MINI M/E, is an extension of the aux bus system that allows operators to deploy any aux bus transition with cuts, mixes, or wipes, and display a keyer complete with DVE functions. The MINI M/E is now offered as a standard feature of the HVS-390HS, and brings the power of a virtual 6 M/E switcher in a 2 M/E unit. www.for-a.com Seamlessly connecting all venues Riedel Communications has announced that Manhattan Center Studios is extending its Riedel intercom system to tie together all of its studios and performance halls, as well as a new client news network, Al Jazeera America, that will be completed this summer. Manhattan Center Studios is one of the largest Riedel intercom integrations in the Americas. www.riedel.net 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 22 09/07/2013 16:51