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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT VIRTUAL REALITY ChyronHego has completed the acquisition of Hybrid, a manufacturer of virtual reality and robotics systems. Based in Paris, Hybrid creates advanced tracking and trackless virtual studio and robotic camera- head technologies. Johan Apel, president and chief executive, ChyronHego, said: “The acquisition of Hybrid comes at a pivotal time in the industry as broadcasters increasingly embrace all-IP, software-based workflows. We are continuing to expand our company’s vision to provide the premier software suite for live, end-to-end video content creation, and Hybrid fills an important role in that strategy.” ChyronHego has also announced that its entire line of broadcast products and solutions now support NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol, the open technology for live- production video workflows over Ethernet networks. CONVERTORS AJA Video Systems unveiled two new mini-converters at IBC that are designed to help simplify IP-based video and audio workflows. The IPR-1G-HDMI decodes VSF TR-01 and other JPEG 2000 streams, and formats the data for output on a full-size HDMI 1.4 interface. The IPR-1G-SDI also decodes VSF TR-01 and other JPEG 2000 streams but formats the data for 3G-SDI BNC output. Other new mini-convertors launched at the show include the ROI-SDI scan converter with Region- of-Interest controls for professional SDI sources and the C10DA analogue video distribution amplifier. At the same time the company introduced KUMO 6464, a compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs, that facilitates long cable runs and could be suitable for an OB truck or editing facility. Also announced was version 12.5 software for KONA IP, which includes SMPTE 2022-7 support, and Ki Pro Ultra version 2.0 firmware. The latter adds support for Avid DNxHD to the portable file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/ HD record and playback device. ADAPTORS Sonnet Tech nologies has launched the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 2 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter. The devise can be used for adding 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports, or any Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port. Robert Farnsworth, chief executive of Sonnet Technologies, said: “Modern video production and graphics facilities and many other businesses are increasingly adopting this fast standard for wired networking to support specialised applications, such as HD video editing using high-performance shared storage systems. Few computers offer a 10GbE interface, but all modern Macs and many Windows computers offer a high- performance Thunderbolt 2 interface.” 28 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 118 OCTOBER 2016 MUSIC LIBRARIES Audio Network has released a plug-in panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC that gives users direct access to its catalogue of 100,000 music tracks. Working this way search and purchase options are both available from within the application and users can audition tracks in an edit using trial MP3 tracks that are downloaded straight to their bin. Once the appropriate track is chosen, full-quality licensed WAV track can be bought to replace the MP3.