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WORLD NEWS Avoid spilling blood over digital dailies Aframe have announced that its cloud video production platform helped London production fi rm Tiger Aspect Productions to solve a classic challenge in TV drama production: getting digital dailies and other works in process assembled, reviewed and distributed effi ciently with a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move. Two powerful media cities sign deal T he Landing at MediaCityUK has signed a partnership agreement with Canary Wharfs Level39, which will allow drop-in members of both accelerator spaces to access either facility. This will enable flexible working across both sites, providing access to each others respective communities, as well as a space for members who require the use of a professional environment when working remotely. With The Landing located at the heart of MediaCityUK and Level39 based at the centre of London’s booming Tech City, the partnership signifi es the union of two industry powerhouses working together to create ease of access to infl uential communities for its members. Tiger Aspect used Aframe for reviewing dailies and cuts of Series 2 of Ripper Street, the hit crime drama that recently returned to BBC1 on Mondays at 9pm, with Season 1 currently airing on BBC America. Set in the Victorian East End of London in the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders, the series has scored rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for its gripping and, well, ripping action. Unveiling new Primo V lenses to work in harmony with digital cameras, maximizing image quality while delivering Primo quality and character. anavision, the company behind many of the industry’s most respected cinema lenses for the last 60 years, has introduced a new line of Primo lenses, the Primo V series, specifically designed to work with today’s high-resolution 35mm digital cameras. P The Primo V lenses are designed to bring the look and feel of Panavision Primos to digital cinematography, using the lens elements from existing Primo lenses, long an industry standard for top cinematographers. Primo V lenses take advantage of specifi c design adaptations Vizrt set to acquire Mosart Medialab M osart Medialab have announced that its parent company, TV 2 Gruppen AS, has entered into an indicative nonbinding term sheet with Vizrt Ltd., a provider of real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools to the broadcast industry, by which Vizrt will acquire all issued shares of Mosart. The acquisition will bring the Mosart® automation system, which simplifies the many control tasks within the news production chain, into the Vizrt product portfolio. 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 84 DECEMBER 2013