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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE BATTERIES Switronix will highlight the Hypercore SLIM and Hypercore Prime on the Zacuto stand (12.F55) at IBC. Hypercore Prime is a two-part system providing a high capacity, air-travel-friendly battery that can be legally transported without restrictions under IATA, ICAO and UN regulations. Hypercore SLIM is capable of handling high-draw loads, making it ideal for UAV, handheld gimbal and other applications demanding a low-profile battery pack. “Our Hypercore series continues to be the gold-standard for Digital Cinema and Professional Video,” said Jose Flores, sales manager, Switronix. “All of our models are designed specifically for how users in the industry work.” Also on display will be the VoltBridge battery monitoring platform, now available for iOS and Android, and the Hypercine X Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) block battery unit. switronix.com 8K Cinegy (stand 7.A30) will use IBC to preview 8k-capable versions of its products. At the centre of the demos will be the company’s DANIEL2 GPU video codec which can be used for recording from camera sources, editing, post-production, and playout. As it is GPU-based, DANIEL2 has zero dependence on legacy codec architectures. Cinegy co-founder Jan Weigner said: “While 8k may be still a moon-shot for many, demonstrating just how easy it can be helps underscore our future-proofing message, i.e., there is an affordable answer today that costs the same for SD, HD, 4k, and, if you wish, 8k.” The company claims that using an off-the-shelf sub-$1000 PC, DANIEL2 can decode up to 1100 frames per second in 8k. Also at IBC, Cinegy will introduce to Europe its Cinegy as a Service, a hardware-free way of enabling users to deploy software-defined television on cloud-based virtual machines. Cinegy’s software is currently being migrated in stages to cloud-based services including Amazon Web Services (AWS). cinegy.com ON-SET MONITORING SmallHD has announced new power accessories for its 500 Series (5-inch) and 700 Series (7-inch) HD field monitors. In addition to running 700 Series monitors off L-Series and LP-E6 batteries, there are new 700 Series Pro Battery Plate Kits, including DCA5 modules that fit into the LP-E6 battery slot, to allow the use of a Gold Mount or V-mount battery. “We understand that all camera set ups are different with individual needs,” said Wes Phillips, SmallHD co-founder. “Now, regardless of the on-camera configuration we have a solution to fearlessly power your monitor via DV or larger camera batteries, LEMO, DTAP or AC power.” smallhd.com RECORDER MONITORS Video Devices (stand 8.B59) will debut new recording capabilities for its PIX-E Series of 4k-compatible recording monitors at IBC. The new features include the addition of the H.264 codec and the capability of simultaneously recording an edit-ready Apple ProRes file and a H.264 MP4 file at the same time. The new features are available as a free download for PIX-E owners. Video Devices director of product management and design Paul Isaacs said: “The new H.264 codec, and simultaneous ProRes and H.264 recording, gives our customers sought after file delivery options. At the end of a shoot, the delivery process becomes more efficient as the H.264 content can be handed off on a low-cost SD card to a producer or director. This gives them something quick and easy to review on a computer or tablet, at their convenience.” videodevices.com 8 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016