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WORLD NEWS Grading the summer blockbusters B lackmagic Design have announced that DaVinci Resolve was Company 3’s tool of choice for color grading major summer blockbusters this year, including The Lone Ranger and Man of Steel (graded by Stefan Sonnenfeld), The Hangover Part III (graded by Siggy Ferstl) and World War Z (graded by Adam Glasman). Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company with facilities throughout the globe, uses DaVinci Resolve for all its color grading work. DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production workflows and color grading in film, television programs and global commercial campaigns. “Resolve helps Company 3 deliver the excellent results we’re known for,” said Stefan Sonnenfeld, Company 3’s President and Founder. “Blackmagic Design continues to improve DaVinci Resolve and that provides the basis for us to offer our clients the very best in terms of color tools and workflow efficiencies.” Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 launches S ony Creative Software, a leading global provider of professional editing and authoring solutions, have released new upgrades for two of their award-winning software applications, Sound Forge Pro 11 [WIN] and SpectraLayers Pro 2 [WIN/MAC]. Sound Forge Pro is the application of choice for a generation of editors, comprising a solid platform with an array of options that have enjoyed a continuous evolution since the birth of audio recording on the PC. The new edition introduces more efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects processing plug-ins for crafting broadcast-ready audio masters. Upgrading the revolutionary editing application, SpectraLayers Pro 2 stands at the forefront of the audio spectrum editing movement. Working with audio in the spectral realm is now even quicker and easier, with a faster processing engine and a host of new tools, methodologies and user interface improvements. Global coverage for 100 th Tour de France A s Chris Froome rode under a glowing Arc de Triomphe to win the 100th Tour de France, GlobeCast marked its 17th straight year providing global broadcast services for cycling’s marquee event. GlobeCast’s coverage included on-site production and live HD satellite transmissions for the duration of the Tour de France, held June 29-July 21. This year, GlobeCast collaborated with Euromedia France to aggregate signals from two helicopters, five motorcycles, and several satellite newsgathering vehicles - covering all stages of the race - into a single broadcast stream that was delivered via satellite to several broadcast customers. 36 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 80 AUGUST 2013