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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR SIGNAL TRANSPORT VFX STORAGE Quantum has announced a new animation and visual effects workflow reference architecture built on the company’s Xcellis high-performance shared storage. It is said to provide the ability to store both animation/VFX and editorial within a single shared environment. Dave Frederick, senior director of media and entertainment, Quantum, said: “It not only eliminates the need for separate storage silos but also eases collaboration across these departments and optimises storage and media access according to the needs of each.” Xcellis supports both fibre channel and Ethernet clients, hosts workflow applications and manages data across multiple storage tiers. It is powered by Quantum’s StorNext platform. A Riedel MediorNet real-time media network has been installed in AMP Visual TV’s new 4k-capable OB van, the Millennium Signature 12 (MS12). The MediorNet infrastructure replaces the traditional router, providing video, audio, data, and intercom transport as well as routing and processing capabilities. Deployed in a fully redundant configuration built on a 10 Gb/s fibre network, the installation includes 68 MicroN high-density signal interfaces, eight MetroN core routers, three MediorNet Compact Pros, and two MediorNet Modular frames combine to serve as a decentralized matrix. “The MediorNet MicroN gives us much greater freedom in building sophisticated media infrastructures, from signal transport to full video router functionality and signal processing,” said Francois Valadoux, chief technology officer at AMP Visual TV. ASSET MANAGEMENT A production asset management (PAM) application for creative services firms and post-production facilities will be showcased by TMD (stand 2.B59) at IBC. OnPoint is a cloud-based product that works with other post-production equipment, including Avid and Adobe editing systems, to provide core operational functionality within complicated workflows. Designed to make it easier to handle large volumes of short or long-form content, it offers users the chance to create work lists, supports the browsing and selection of clips and provides approval options. TMD chief executive Tony Taylor said: “OnPoint’s low start-up costs makes it a particularly cost- effective way for owners to harness full control over content import, their creative processes, and delivery.” TMD recently appointed the systems integrator Eurotek as its sole distributor and reseller in Ireland. VIDEO CARDS 22 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016 At IBC Crystal Vision (stand 2.B11) will officially release its new Vision 3 Frame system along with a series of core cards. The Vision 3 Frame has the ability to work with high bandwidth signals such as IP and 4k as well as SDI and includes a high packing density of up to 20 cards in 3U with numerous outputs and dual syncs distributed from the frame. The new cards will include up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. Also at the show will be the first demonstrations of Crystal Vision’s IP gateways, which are protocol agnostic and include support for SMPTE 2022. The Indigo products on show will include the real-time chroma keyers.