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NEWS Lee Sheppard appointed S GL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced the appointment of Lee Sheppard as Director of Product Management. Sheppard, who joined SGL at the beginning of February, will oversee the company’s global product strategy. Sheppard’s career, which spans 25 years, includes founding and leading BSS (Broadcast Systems Software) Ltd., the company that created Broadcast Master, a mission-critical planning and scheduling system still used by TV stations throughout the world today. Following the company’s acquisition he continued to lead the same product and team as part of a Fortune-500 company. He also spent 15 Live from NAB years as Senior Product Line Manager at Harris Corporation and Harris Broadcast, leading the strategic design, direction and delivery of the Broadcast Master product suite. www.sglbroadcast.com Need for advanced color… B lackmagic Design have announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne for advanced color on the Hollywood film Need for Speed. Osborne worked at LA based production and post-company Bandito Brothers state of the art facility on the 2K DI color for various screenings and previews. www.blackmagicdesign.com ITV News moves to HD I TV has struck a deal with Sony as the commercial broadcaster moves its regional newsgathering operations to HD. ITV has invested in over 190 Sony PMW-400 and PMW-200 (pictured) cameras for its teams as well as accompanying field production equipment. The new XDCAM cameras and tools will be used across all of ITV News regional newsgathering operations, allowing for workflow continuity and a seamless transition from acquisition through short-term storage and data transfer. www.pro.sony.eu TallyHo! viewfinder HD recorder A t BVE earlier this year the TallyHo! tally light system was showcased in use at the Roland, Atomos and tv-bay / BroadcastShow stands. The products were in use during the tv-bay broadcasts and demonstrated the benefits of the live and preview tally light system in real time. You can watch the broadcast with Andy Slightam, Director of Tally Technologies at http://www.tallytechnologies.com/bve-live-broadcast-showing-tallyho-product/. The tally light system can be used as a standalone system with up to 8 receivers per transmitter or you can choose to have the tally as part of our studio top fi nder HD recorder system. Ideal for use with tripod based cameras, out TallyHo! view fi nder incorporates the Samurai Blade and takes any uncompressed HD or SD source and encodes it in real-time to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD at up to 220Mbps. The tally lights are located at the front and back of the viewfi nder or an extension LED can be attached to give full fl exibility in positioning. www.tallytechnologies.com 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 89 MAY 2014