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NEWS Fast-track student broadcasting F rom crafting on-air scripts to producing and editing interviews, University of Hartford’s STN Channel 2 encourages students to get their feet wet in the broad- cast field early on. Each week, students are tasked with creating a 30-minute live broadcast covering cam- pus, local, national and world news, which airs on the university’s network and online. Throughout production and post, participants are given access to a newsroom equipped with the latest cameras, editing gear and storage including a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System to assist with the management of large video files. STN 2 added a Facilis TerraBlock 24EX Shared Storage System to its workflow last year in an effort to acceler- ate post production. Andrew Mannino, General Man- ager and Chief Engineer, STN 2, said, My predecessor looked at several solutions on the market, but ultimately went with TerraBlock, because it had expandability op- tions in terms of speed that others could not match. www.polar-graphics.com New Drift camera mount T he Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabiliz- er options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple Powerful commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video.  www.tiffen.com RAID 5 SATA storage system with quad interface S onnet Technologies has announced the launch of the Fusion™ QR, a compact and portable four-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system. The Fusion QR replaces the company’s Fusion D400QR5, which also offered reliable and affordable RAID 5 storage. Like the legacy system, the Fusion QR integrates a high-performance RAID 5 controller for maximum versatility, critical data protec- tion, and added value, and offers a flexible quad interface that includes eSATA, dual FireWire 800, and USB 3.0.  www.sonnettech.com Setting the industry standard for 20 years V inten® is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its renowned range of Vec- tor pan and tilt heads. The seven pan and tilt heads that make up the range include the Vector 75, based on the ground breaking Vector 70 model, which camera operators rated so highly it quickly became the industry standard for both studio and OB applications. The family also incorporates the award winning Vector 430, the Vector 950 and Vector 750, which have received global praise for outstandingly smooth and responsive camera control. www.vinten.com 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 90 JUNE 2014