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February 2011

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products Maxell LTO-5 designed for archiving WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Maxell’s (www.maxell- LTO Ul- trium 5 cartridge of- fers a linear tape file system that mimics a hard disk drive. The tape uses dual partitioning to pro- vide a low cost of ownership and high storage capacity. LTO-5 tapes can be easily accessed, as they use the same file structure/ direct trees as HDDs. Dual parti- tioning dedicates one partition to the Epic cameras get 3D rig L OS ANGELES — Element Technica (, a provider of index, or directory, and the other to the content to be ac- cessed. The car- tridge offers 1.5TB of native storage (3TB compressed), surpassing the ca- pacity of LTO-4, while retaining back- ward read/write compatibility with LTO-4, and back- ward read compati- bility with LTO-3. Transfer rates can reach 140MB/sec. native (280MB/sec. compressed). Oper- ating life is esti- mated to be at least 20,000 load/unload cycles. 44 stereo 3D rigs for a range of cameras and ap- plications, has introduced the Atom, a new rig designed specifically for use with Red Epic cameras. The rig is able to accommodate full- sized PL and PV prime lenses, as well as smaller zooms such as the Angenieux Optimo 16-42 or 30-80mm. Weighing 13 pounds, the magnesium Atom model, configured with a pair of Epics, provides a full 5K-3D beam- splitter system in a 36-pound footprint. Atom pro- vides full interoc- ular and conver- gence/toe-in control. It also allows for the recording of IO, C and lens meta- data. The rig integrates with the same cine- style lens control that is available with Element Technica’s Quasar, Pulsar and Neutron 3D rigs. The aluminum version of Atom is 5lbs. heav- ier than the magnesium model. Element Tech- nica also offers the Atom Pro Kit, which inte- grates multiplexing, sync and power condition- ing electronics in the Atom to eliminate three external components from the rig. The Pro Kit includes a pair of Epic-specific 3D I/O modules to eliminate up to four cables per camera, and more cables from the rig. Pricing for the basic aluminum Atom starts at $64K. At NAB, Codex to show work- flow solution Primera Bravo speeds disc publishing P YMOUTH, MN — Primera Technology ( has introduced the Bravo 4100 Series Disc Publishers, which offer full-color, 100 percent coverage discs that are printed in six seconds. Primera’s disc printers and publishers auto- mate the process of burning and printing quantities of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The Bravo series includes three models: the 4100 AutoPrinter ($1,995) with a100-disc capacity for print-only applications; the 4101 Disc Publisher ($2,995) with a 100- disc capacity and one high-speed CD/DVD drive; and the 4102 Disc Publisher ($3,295) with a 100-disc capacity and two high- speed CD/DVD drives L The units use individual CMYK ink car- tridges to help deliver lower ink cost per disc. Print quality is 4800dpi, and the robotics are 300 percent faster than previous models. The Bravo Series are compatible with Win- dows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OX X 10.6 (or higher). Optional Blu-ray disc recordable dri- ves are available with an eSATA interface for 12x BD-R recording. Panasonic improves AK-HC1800 camera S ECAUCUS, NJ —Panasonic ( broadcast) has enhanced its compact, multipurpose AK-HC1800 camera with the addition of 1080/24p record- ing capabilities, making it well suited for 3D rigs and episodic production. At the CES show last month, Pana- sonic demonstrated two HC1800 cameras delivering 1080/24p in a 3D rig supplied by Bexel. The HC1800 is a 2/3-inch 2.2-megapixel 3-CCD camera shooting high resolution HD in 1080/59.94i, 1080/24ps and 1080/23.94psf. The camera has a signal- to-noise ratio of 60dB and a high sensitivity of F10 (at 2000 lx). Weighing 3.3-pounds, the HC1800 comes with a standard HD SDI output, and also features genlock and a mini 15-pin connector for power and control functions. The 1080/24p output version will be available this spring at a suggested list price of $29,900. Post • February 2011 LONDON— Codex Digital (www.codex will show its new Desk- top Transfer Station at the NAB show in Las Vegas this April. The Desktop Trans- fer Station is de- signed to serve as a hub for a file-based workflow, allowing users to ingest digi- tal negatives from Codex recorders and other digital sources; generate deliverables in nu- merous formats re- quired for editorial, dailies and archival purposes; and quickly move the digital negative onto a SAN. The Desktop Transfer Station uses the Mac OS X operating system. Material can be kept live and available for on-demand dailies genera- tion and reprints using Codex’s propri- etary virtual file system. When edi- torial work is com- plete, finishing files can be generated automatically.

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