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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT SEARCH AND ANALYSIS BROADCAST AUDIO JAA Systems has sold the first-ever Calrec Audio console into Malaysia after being appointed as Calrec’s exclusive distributor in the region. The Brio console is being used on a 24-hour news and information channel called Astro Awani. The UK-based manufacturer has also added French and Middle East distributors for Brio. DV2 will be the manufacturer’s partner in France where it will initially focus on selling the compact digital broadcast console into specific markets, such as regional TV channels, local production companies, and broadcasters with small satellite newsgathering (SNG) operations. This approach will then be expanded to reach all French broadcast customers. At the same time, Broadcast and Studio Solutions (BSS) has become Calrec’s exclusive distributor for Brio in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman. Calrec has also added a series of Brio tutorial videos to its website. Avid has struck a deal to exclusively develop and sell a range of dialogue and audio analysis tools from Nexidia. Owned by Nice Systems, Nexidia provides search and analysis products for a host of industries including financial services, healthcare and government. As a result of the licensing deal, Nexidia’s media and entertainment products, including Dialogue Search and Illuminate with Comply, QC, and Align modules, will be integrated with Avid’s MediaCentral Platform from next year. Nexidia’s product development team has also joined Avid. avid.com calrec.com TRAINING The Australian streaming video producer Corrivium Media has signed a deal that will see it use Forbidden Technologies’ professional video editing software Forscene for fast turnaround editing and collaboration on live online events. The contract was facilitated, and will be supported by, Digistor, Forscene’s service provider in Australian and New Zealand. Corrivium Media provides bespoke broadcasting and communication services for global brands and corporations. At the same time, Forbidden has agreed a new partnership with software engineering and media services company Intec Global Solutions that sees the Argentina-based company become the first Forscene service provider in the Latin America TV market. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is partnering with industry experts to deliver “IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know,” an educational programme focused on the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) family of standards (SMPTE ST 2067). The addition to the SMPTE Virtual Classroom is designed to provide media mastering and services professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the component-based high-fidelity format and how it addresses the proliferation of content versions (video, audio, and timed text) needed to service distribution channels worldwide. forscene.com smpte.org CLOUD EDITING 14 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 120 December 2016