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OB Nashville-based mobile production specialist TNDV: Television has installed seven frames of Cobalt Digital’s signal conversion and distribution gear in Exclamation, its first fully native 1080p and 4k truck. The Cobalt equipment includes four Cobalt openGear 9903-UDX-ADDA 3G/HD/SD-SDI universal format converter cards with CVBS/YPbPr video I/O, up/down/cross-conversion, frame sync, and AES and analogue audio embedding/de-embedding. Nic Dugger, owner and president, TNDV said: “It’s clear that Cobalt engineers put careful consideration into fitting a great deal of capability into a small space. By having this selection of tools, we can be much more flexible and respond to requests that clients might not have anticipated.” LENSES Panavision will support Cooke Optics’ /i Technology open metadata protocol in some of its future products, it has been revealed. The /i Technology language enables film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens data for every shot and provide it to post- production teams digitally. Panavision chief operating officer Mark Howorth said: “Supporting filmmakers is always our first priority, and this partnership further expands our ability to provide unparalleled service.” CAMERAS Blackmagic Design has revealed that Japan’s Qoncept used its Micro Studio Camera 4k and Video Assist for image processing while broadcasting the World Table Tennis Championship via TV-Tokyo Corporation. Headquartered in Tokyo, with overseas offices in Shanghai, Qoncept provides AR/VR services using an in-house developed AR Engine. By combining the Qoncept AR Engine and Blackmagic Design products, the system could use a wide variety of data from the footage shot with two Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4ks, and was able to provide unique in-broadcast features. These included being able to analyse the speed of the ball and the specific area that the players attacking shot was placed. MPA audio monitoring range The new MPA (monitor plus audio) range provides users with an intuitive yet fl exible audio monitoring tool, whether checking incoming feeds on an OB or creating a custom monitoring mix for production staff. Designed for ease of use and excellent sound quality, together with the ability to create workflow-specific solutions, the MPA range is available in a variety of input formats, such as MADI, Dante, AES67, Hydra2 and Ravenna. A built-in web server enables all units to be configured, monitored and controlled remotely via an intuitive web interface. E: • T: +44 (0)1628 564610 TSL ad (210x74 KitPlus) v2.indd 1 03/05/2016 21:45 KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016 | 7