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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.” uk.panavision.com cobaltdigital.com 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. blackmagicdesign.com 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: email@example.com • T: +44 (0)1628 564610 TSL ad (210x74 KitPlus) v2.indd 1 www.tslproducts.com 03/05/2016 21:45 KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016 | 7