TV-BAY Issue 79 July 13

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WORLD NEWS Edius 7 Launches with 4K and Blackmagic Support E ATEM switches in One Direction A udiotech Services Ltd is supplying One Directions 120 date Take Me Home Tour with an AV control system built around Blackmagic Design infrastructure, including the Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, Broadcast Videohub router and SmartView Duo monitor. The concert tour consists of 120 shows in Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America, which broke records by selling more than 300,000 tickets in a single day, and includes a huge amount of video at each show. All of this is managed through a rack mounted AV control system supplied by Audiotech, providing full HD monitoring and recording, eight live camera inputs, stills playback and live HD web streaming. Situated at the heart of the AV control system is Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, operated using the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, and a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Videohub router, which includes 72 inputs, 144 outputs and 72 deck control ports in a compact 8 rack unit size. Each night a backdrop is built for the show, featuring onstage LED screens with computer generated effects while a live camera relay is displayed on two LED screens, positioned left and right of the main stage. Seven HD SDI cameras are used to capture the main performance, while a further seven are deployed as on stage mini cameras. Camera sources are routed via the Broadcast Videohub over SDI into the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher and mixed using the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Line cuts coming from the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher get routed into hardware which converts the SDI feed into DVI to be displayed directly onto the two side LED screens. dius 7 launches in July with major new features that make the software more appealing than ever. Available for purchase (not as a time-limited subscription), Edius 7 is 10-bit non-linear editing software for native, real-time, multi-layer editing. For 2013 Edius now delivers extensive 4K format editing, enabling users to deliver the highest image quality without transcoding to an intermediate codec. It supports new formats including 4K M-JPEG for Canon 1DC, XAVC Intra 4K for the new generation of Sony PMW-F5/F55 cameras and AVC-Intra 200 and AVC-Long G, in support of Panasonic’s new camcorders. Its new exporter writes H.264 4K files at up-to 200Mb/s. The second significant move is support for 3rd party hardware and software. Workstations and laptops can now use input / output boards from Blackmagic Design such as the DeckLink Mini Monitor, Intensity Pro and UltraStudio Pro and the Matrox MX02 currently just for monitoring. Grass Valley engineers are currently certifying many other Matrox and AJA cards. Edius now also integrates with DaVinci Resolve for a complete round trip editing and grading workflow, based on EDL import and export. Richard Payne of Holdan remarks: “Native UltraHD editing, Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme support and an excellent DaVinci Resolve workflow come together with Edius 7 for a phenomenally powerful 4K solution. Users can now ingest, edit, grade, monitor and output entirely within 4K, with no need to transcode to an intermediate codec or edit proxies.” EDIUS 7 is also compatible with a many existing Grass Valley HDMI, SDI and analogue capture and output devices. “Details of EDIUS 7 are still emerging” notes Payne. “The benefits of a 64-bit architecture and the new editing tools and effects will become clear over the next few weeks. But, the 4K native codec and the Blackmagic support alone are potential game changers in themselves.” www.blackmagicdesign.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 | 33 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 33 09/07/2013 16:51