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UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt technology B lackmagic Design have released a new model of UltraStudio 4K, the world’s first video solution to include super-fast Thunderbolt 2 technology. The new UltraStudio 4K replaces the previous model and is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$995. The award winning UltraStudio 4K, is an attractively designed rack mount capture and playback device based on Thunderbolt 2 technology developed by Intel® with collaboration from Apple®. Featuring a machined aluminum front panel with an integrated color LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons. UltraStudio 4K is attractive so its perfect for desktop as well as rack mount use. The rear panel includes virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists including 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog component/s-video/composite, as well as balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio. That means customers can connect to all decks, cameras, monitors and more. www.blackmagicdesign.com Launching an innovative IP service S New integrated colour grading option L eading colour grading solutions developer FilmLight is offering its users and boutique post houses a new workflow option for uncompromised grading. Baselight PLUS is supplied as a complete package including installation if required with options for editors and with hardware and software support at an unprecedented price point. At the heart of the package is the Baselight software, capable of 4K real-time grading and including all of the remarkable creative power which has made Baselight the number one choice for colourists around the world. The software is bundled with the high performance Supermicro tower, including 24TB of internal RAID storage and 2TB of SSD for lightning fast non-linear access. www.fi lmlight.ltd.uk 28 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 84 DECEMBER 2013 atellite connectivity and broadcast expert SIS LIVE has announced the installation of a brand new iDirect hub at MediaCityUK, Salford. This will operate from SIS LIVEs state of the art Salford teleport to provide comprehensive IP services to major UK and overseas customers. The new hub will work alongside the existing SIS LIVE iDirect services which have operated out of their Milton Keynes teleport since 2007 and will provide greater resilience and the development and expansion of new IP over satellite services. The iDirect hub, operating on the latest Evolution iDX 3.2 software will run on multiple satellites including a new SIS Ka Band service utlising an 8.1m antenna at SIS LIVEs MediaCityUK teleport. Combined with iDirects new X7 modems users can expect great throughput performance. www.sislive.tv