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NEWS Facilis Terrablock 6.0 now shipping F acilis is now shipping TerraBlock 6.0, the latest version of its shared storage solution. Several new features and improvements have been included which will enhance usability, collaboration and performance these include Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)/Active Directory synchronization, volume size reduction, an exciting new customizable Graphical User Interface (GUI), support for Adobe Anywhere and much more. TerraBlock is Facilis multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage solution that delivers highly collaborative workflows in post and content creation environments. The system includes Avid project sharing and supports 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps and is compatible with most industry-standard creative applications. Contact Polar for more details www.polar-graphics.com Availability of HEVC transcoding T elestream, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, have announced that it is now shipping HEVC encoding within its Vantage Transcode Multiscreen product. This is the first commercial product to leverage the x265 encoding technology which was developed by an open source community to create a highly optimized HEVC H.265 codec. HEVC offers the promise of higher frame rates and lower bit rates, doubling the compression compared to AVC/H.264, and enabling next-generation Ultra HD 4k video services. www.telestream.net New portable chromakey background system D atavision’s new green screen system gives users the ability to set up wrinkle-free backdrops within minutes in any location. Made from a modular aluminium frame, the system is designed for easy transportation, enabling producers to set up a green screen interview booth or video effects studio in virtually any space. “For brand champions, corporate communicators, celebrities and entertainers alike, the context of a video interview is all-important. Now video and AV producers can take their green screen setup on the road; there’s no longer any compromise when it comes to finding the ideal backdrop for a shoot”, said Allan Leonhardsen of Holdan, representing Datavision. The fabric used is heavy duty and wrinkle free; it is durable and colourfast, allowing users to wash the screen at home as and when required. Portable studios are available in a number of configurations with curved sides or as an enclosed space. In each case LED light bars are available, giving a bright and even illumination as a backdrop for perfect keying.  Adding to European presence G LOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow applications, announced a reseller partnership with Tyrell, the leading technology solutions provider for the broadcast, post-production, production and education sectors in the UK and Ireland. “Tyrell understands the unique pressures and fast pace of the broadcast, production and media world and they provide complete solutions for the creation, manipulation, management and delivery of digital content. This expertise fits hand-in-hand with GLOOKASTs diverse offerings for various workflow solutions”, said Edel Garcia, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for GLOOKAST. Martin Bennett, Commercial Director at Tyrell Group, stated “the opportunity for Tyrell to introduce the GLOOKAST solutions to the market is an exciting challenge, and we look forward to building on the considerable success they have achieved within the Americas”. www.tyrellcct.com 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 86 FEBRUARY 2014 The system is compatible with all live and post production chromakey systems.  The new range is available to end users in Europe via Holdan’s network of authorised resellers. Full product information is at www.holdan.co.uk.