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NEWS Panasonic to launch new 2ME broadcast switcher Renewing commitment for sports-delivery workflow F orbidden Technologies plc has announced that Italian sports media and technology leader deltatre has renewed its partnership with Forbidden Technologies for 2014. After experiencing the power and flexibility of FORscene in preparing video clips during major sporting events in the summer of 2012 and from global golf tournaments in 2013, the sports media services company has again signed on to incorporate FORscene into its workflow for covering 30 golf events this year. FORscene allows deltatre to edit live feeds from any Web browser and distribute those streams across several locations, reducing the need to send editors to outside broadcast sites each weekend and saving both time and travel expenses. UK distribution for Pearl Microphones F unky Junk, Europe’s leading supplier of new and refurbished professional recording equipment and services, has added Pearl Microphones to its distribution roster. “Having used and loved Pearl Microphones for more than 20 years, I was delighted when the opportunity arose to represent the brand in the UK,” says Funky Junk’s founder Mark Thompson. “These microphones have an exceptional pedigree and history. They deliver great results, particularly on acoustics instruments, and they are built to last. It’s no surprise to me that vintage Pearl Microphones are as much in demand as new ones.” • • • 8 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 87 MARCH 2014 P anasonic is set to launch a new compact broadcast switcher aimed at studio sub-control rooms and outside broadcasts. The AV‑HS6000 is the first 2ME model in Panasonic’s HS series. It employs a newly designed, easy-to-use GUI Control Panel to support accurate switching. The main unit features 32 SDI and 2 DVI inputs plus 16 SDI outputs, while four DVEs per ME enable multiple transitions when producing creative video in demanding fast paced situations.