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NEWS 2014 Music Awards success Price reduction for mini converters P layBox Technology reports the successful implementation of a ProductionAirBox at PlanetaTV’s Annual Music Awards 2013 Live show. ProductionAirBox was employed as the main player for this live production. The elaborate stage production was captured using nine high-definition cameras and transmitted on Planeta TV, Planeta Folk, PlanetaHD and YouTube Live. Live CG and interactive graphics were provided by PlayBox TitleBox servers, one HD and two SD. The event reached over 2 million viewers worldwide. During the awards ceremony ProductionAirBox server was used to play back synchronised video sequences to the three on-stage video walls. Another video output was dedicated to the video mixer in the OB truck. The built-in multiviewer displayed time and video information that helped the back stage and control room teams to work together during the show. B Pole position cases P eli cases were chosen for the five week, 200km gruelling attempt by wounded soldiers to walk to the South Pole. Alexis Giradet explained “On my most recent polar expedition, filming Walking with The Wounded’s South Pole Allied Challenge for ITV and NBC, working in the unrelenting cold and brutal conditions of Antarctica tested both people and kit to the limit. With no back up or outside support, it was essential that we protected the fragile filming kit, there was no room for error. In the extreme conditions of -40°”. For over 20 years Peli UK have sent Peli cases to far flung places across the world, safely protecting vital equipment against extreme conditions. For more details go to: luefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards and mini converters, have announced an immediate price reduction for its Synapse mini converters from $USD 899 to $USD 595.  Synapse converters are controlled by easily accessible dip switches on the side of each converter. By choosing a setting it is possible to convert in real time between a range of industry formats such as 3G HD SDI, HDMI 1.3, Component, S-video, Composite, SDI Embedded Audio, Stereo Unbalanced Audio and AES/EBU digital audio.  All Synapse mini converters have a built in down converter, enabling down scaling options for the multiple outputs. An interlacing feature is available to process progressive frames to PSF frames on all models. bluefish444-reduces-synapse- pricing.htm A choice of desk finishes now available… T echnical furniture supplier MW Video Systems, are now offering a choice of hardwearing worktop finishes for their standard and custom designed range of media desks and consoles. The popular Nextel worktop provides an anti-reflective finish, with real wood inserts to compliment the look. In addition, a high pressure laminate worktop finish is now available. As well as being hardwearing, the laminate is surface treated with an anti-bacterial agent and is available in a wide range of colours – even lime green! 8 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 88 APRIL 2014