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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Graphics and playout Pixel Power will show an all-IP offering for channel planning, branding and delivery at this month’s Satis show in Paris. The software-only StreamMaster is a channel playout device that also includes multi-level 3D graphics, squeezebacks and secondary events and runs on standard IT hardware. It can operate in a virtualised environment in a data centre, or it can be hosted on dedicated hardware with video I/O cards to fi t into an SDI environment. James Gilbert, chief executive of Pixel Power, said: “We can provide automation and media management, or it can integrate with other leading brands such as Chyro. It can power a premium channel permanently, or it can drive a pop-up channel for just a few days on a short-term licence. This could be the last investment you ever need to make in playout technology.” APIs are provided for integration with other systems. At Satis it will demonstrated on booth D054 alongside co-exhibitor Chyro, the workfl ow and asset management fi rm. Pixel Power is licencing the software on a pay-as-you-go basis. The company is also exhibiting at CCW in New York. HDR Cloud editing SMPTE used its Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition to unveil the publication of a study group report on the high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging ecosystem. Based on the work of 170 international experts, the report summarises discussion on the implementation of HDR in professional media workfl ows and addresses key HDR questions. The report also offers recommendations for further HDR standardisation efforts by SMPTE and other organizations. “Interest in HDR has begun to explode, and this report on the HDR ecosystem has been eagerly anticipated by engineers and technologists across the media industry,” said Thomas Bause Mason, SMPTE Technical Committee 10E SG on HDR Ecosystem chair. “We are confi dent that this timely SMPTE publication will answer many of the questions that emerge as HDR is discussed and implemented.” SMPTE is actively working on the recommendations contained in the report and encourages industry participants to join the effort. London post-production facility Run VT has signed-up to use Forscene as part of its shoot, ingest, post, and delivery workfl ow. The cloud-based editing and review platform is being used on a pay-as-you-go basis at Run VT’s facility and also remotely by clients, freelancers and staff for viewing, logging, and rough-cutting assemblies in preparation for the Avid edit. Kirnvir Chhokar, director of operations and business development at Run VT, said: “We had debated using Avid Interplay, but we found Forscene’s pay-as-you-go approach appealing for both our facility and our clients from a cost and scalability perspective.” 14 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 107 NOVEMBER 2015