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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Editing Stand E34 Cloud editing Forbidden Technologies will showcase its recently re-vamped Forscene cloud-based video production system at BVE 2015 (Stand E34). New features include a re-designed user interface and additional media asset management capabilities plus the ability to publish with burnt-in timecode or other metadata, expanded multicam logging to support up to 18 cameras simultaneously and increased support for different formats that enables functions such as editing MXF files during ingest. Chief executive Stephen Streater said: “This is our first exhibition since the new Forscene went live, so we’re excited to show it off. We invite everyone to visit our stand and experience the new Forscene interface and Forscene MAM together for the first time as a complete product.” Also at BVE, Forscene commercial manager Jason Cowan, will present a case study (Wednesday, 25 February, 14:45-15:15, UKTI Theatre) on “Finding, On-boarding, and Managing Resellers and Distributors.” AJA Video Systems is providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and plug-in installer per platform for all of its currently shipping edit and streaming hardware. Available for the first time in version 12.1 software for Mac and Windows, the new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP. The AJA v12.1 driver is compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). Other new features include support for 4k and UltraHD resolution capture with the Open I/O plug-in for Avid Media Composer 8.3, along with a new Wirecast capture Plug-in for support for Telestream Wirecast version 5.x and 6.x. www.aja.com Stand G20 www.forscene.com Multi-format converters Stand M50 Bluebell Opticom will use BVE 2015 (Stand M50) to showcase its BC364 Multi-format SFP Interface. The compact, rack-based multi-format converter can be used with a wide range of broadcast video and audio signals and provides a base unit that comprises input and output SFP cages. With different SFP converter modules, users can adapt the functionality of the unit to suit different applications. Signal input and output formats are defined by selecting appropriate standard SFPs that can perform optical and/or electrical format conversions. Also on show will be the BN366 4k Fibre Link, which is designed for transporting 4k UHD signals over fibre, and the BN623 Audio, Data, Intercom Link, for providing bidirectional analogue audio and serial control data, also over fibre. In addition, the Caddie-LB 4K will be launched at the show. Designed for OB use it provides a single cable link between cameras and ENG/OB units. “We aim to make our customers’ jobs simpler by designing innovative, reliable products,” said Paul McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom. “We’ve hit the mark again with the latest entries to our product line, which we’ll be demonstrating at BVE.” www.bluebell.tv 22 | KITPLUS - TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 98 FEBRUARY 2015 Standards conversion Stand L01 Wohler Technologies is planning to release a new version of the Tachyon Wormhole that includes segmented retiming and a new application- specific user interface. The joint venture product developed between Wohler and Cinnafilm is used for automating file-based retiming and standards conversion. The segmented retiming feature will allow an operator to use time codes to designate certain regions of a media file to be retimed rather than retime the file as a whole. Craig Newbury, vice president of sales, RadiantGrid, at Wohler said: “The improvements we’re incorporating into the new Tachyon Wormhole release will make the process of retiming even more flexible and efficient, resulting in greater opportunities to generate revenue whilst saving overall cost.” Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform provides the processing engine for the Tachyon Wormhole appliance, which runs Cinnafilm’s Tachyon algorithms. www.wohler.com