TV-BAY August 13 issue 80

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WORLD NEWS Optimizing workflows for VOD production and distribution D alet Digital Media Systems, a leading producer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has integrated its Dalet MAM system with Telestream Vantage® video transcoding and file-based workflow automation solution. The combination provides a powerful, cost-effective and time-saving way to accelerate the production of content for multiplatform and multilanguage distribution for VOD, OTT, second-screen viewing and other services. www.dalet.com New capabilities for PIX 240i 10.C49 More power for DSLR and digital cinema cameras P AG has introduced new, camera specific D-Tap Power Leads for a range of popular cameras. When used in combination with a new PAG V-Mount Plate they make it possible to achieve extended camera run- time and a higher current draw, for a camera and multiple accessories, using PAGlink or standard PAG V-Mount (V-Lock/V-Lok) batteries. PAG D-Tap Power Leads are available for the Canon C300/500, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Nikon D800 DSLR. Models for other cameras are available on request (contact sales@ paguk.com). Visit PAG at IBC, Amsterdam on the Polecam stand 10.C49. www.paguk.com S ound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, introduces its new version 3.02 firmware update for its PIX 220i and 240i Production Video Recorders. The update changes file formatting from UDF to exFAT volumes for PIX 220, PIX 220i, PIX 240 and PIX 240i users. This new update is available free of charge to all PIX customers. The portable PIX 220i and PIX 240i recorders bring edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD recording to SD/HD-SDI or HDMI-equipped video cameras, simplifying both production and post-production environments. Previously, drives formatted by PIX Video Recorders were UDF volumes. While the PIX 220i and PIX 240i Video Recorders will now format drives as exFAT, users still have the ability to record and play back from UDF-formatted drives. www.sounddevices.com Hairy Bikers on the Cloud Aframe said that Arrow Media, award-winning producers of long- form video programming in the UK and worldwide, is using the Aframe cloud video production and asset management platform to expedite production and enable secure, lower cost and highly redundant cloud storage for the latest series from the wildly popular Hairy Bikers, TV chefs Si King and David Myers, who are stepping out of the kitchen for the first time. www.aframe.com 38 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 81 SEPTEMBER 2013 Follow-up sale to NTV-PLUS C alrec Audio has announced repeat business from NTV-PLUS, a Russian subscription satellite and HD service that broadcasts sports, news, movies, documentaries, and children’s TV. NTV-PLUS has installed two more Artemis Beam consoles and a Hydra2 router core in its Moscow studios. The new gear will enable NTV-PLUS to produce 5.1 surround sound and share consoles among its four studios with full redundancy. NTV-PLUS became Calrec’s first customer in Russia when it purchased its first two Artemis Beam desks last year.  www.calrec.com