TV-BAY Issue 88

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NEWS Yamato Drummers use DPA on tour N etherlands-based Sound Adventure has purchased a DPA d:vote 4099 Rock Touring Kit featuring 10 d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and accessories. The kit was immediately put to use by the Japanese drumming troupe, Yamato, for which Sound Adventure has been providing live audio services during its recent European tour. “We have been using DPA mics on stage for a few years now,” explains Erik Bouwmeester, Sound Adventure’s owner and Yamato’s FOH engineer. “We use the d:fi ne 4066 Headset Microphones for vocals or fl utes and the d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones for string instruments such as the guitar-like Japanese Samisen.” Yamato have become something of a cultural phenomenon in recent years. Founded in Japans Nara Prefecture in 1993, they have given more than 2,500 performances in 51 different countries and regions of their spectacularly choreographed taiko drumming. The troupe tours for between six to ten months a year, creating and presenting original compositions on an impressively global scale. New creative storage network installed E tihad Airways, one of the world’s most dynamic new airlines, has installed a new 10Gb Ethernet creative storage network. The GB Labs multi-tier storage solution was installed by the Middle East’s leading creative media technology distributor, MediaCast. The new installation saw the companys digital assets transferred from multiple external hard drives, thumb drives, local disks, and server-managed storage onto a dedicated, media-optimized network attached storage solution. The fast online platform is supported by 256TB nearline, with offl ine storage provided by GB Labs multi-tape LTO unit. The Visual Communications Department at Etihad generates marketing and advertising content for video and print media. The team uses video, 3D, and graphic editing software together with the latest high-end Mac and PC workstations. Spaces ability to support multiple concurrent users on different platforms means that creative collaboration is now fully enabled. Space has no requirement for drivers or special adapters, making installation and confi guration of the storage and workstations particularly straightforward. www.gblabs.com www.dpamicrophones.com Caption and language verification N exidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, has announced Nexidia QC(TM) 2.1, the latest release of its software tool to automate quality control of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows. Nexidia QC 2.1 features new integrations and enhancements, including the ability to retime captions, that make the tool even more effective at saving time and operating costs and helping customers avoid costly mistakes and potential fines. www.nexidia.tv 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 88 APRIL 2014