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products Closed-caption encoding via new software FARMINGDALE, NY — For post houses looking to offer closed captioning services, EEG's CCPlay FilePro ( is an encoding soft- ware solution that performs MPEG-2 and MXF XDCAM caption encoding at rates of 10X realtime or more. The Win- dows-based soft- ware does not require time-con- suming re-encoding of video essence, and provides no generational loss. CCPlay FilePro accepts all common closed captioning and subtitling file formats, including ECF, SCC, Timed Text, CAP and oth- ers. The solution encodes a Cable- Labs-compliant stream with full CEA-608 and CEA- 708 data structures It also recomputes stream timing data and all necessary headers for files with or without pre-exist- ing closed caption structures. A configu- rable timecode shift helps solve sync issues between video file and cap- tion file time bases. In addition, CCPlay FilePro can export caption files in the form of an AAF caption track suitable for import into Avid Media Composer 5. 44 New S3D camcorder coming in December S ECAUCUS, NJ — Panasonic (www.pana- plans to ship its new 3D twin-lens P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder in December for a list price of $34,950. The AG- 3DP1 offers 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, full 1920x1080 resolution and AVC-Intra recording. The camcorder incorporates two pairs of 1/3 type full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers with enhanced sensitivity and a 20-bit digital signal processor, allowing it to acquire native 1920x1080 resolution imag- es. The camera's twin- lens optical system Sony delivers 64GB SxS card Wacom releases its first HD pen display V allows the con- vergence point to be adjusted, and there are tools for auto correcting horizontal and vertical displacement. The 3DP1 records in AVC-Intra 100/50 and is 50Hz/60Hz switchable. In AVC-Intra 100/50, it records in 1080 at 59.94i, 29.97pN, 23.98pN, 50i and 25pN and in 720p at 59.94p and 50p, 29.97pN, 23.98pN, 25pN. Variable frame rate functions allow for recording fast and slow motion effects. In 720p mode, a user can choose from 20 variable frame steps between 12 and 60fps. The 3.2-inch LCD screen allows users to switch from left, right or overlay image display, allowing users to review depth info without external tools. ANCOUVER, WA — Wacom (www.wacom. com) is offering the Cintiq 24HD, the com- pany's first high definition pen display, which allows users to interact directly with the screen's surface. Priced at $2,499 and now shipping, the 24HD adds to the existing Cintiq line, which also includes the standard definition 12-inch 12WX ($1,000) and 21-inch 21UX ($2,000). The new model was created in response to user demand for a larger HD screen with bet- ter color. The 24HD is mounted on a counter- weighted stand that allows users to bring the device as close to them as necessary. Its design also allows room for a keyboard to fit underneath. The unit's productivity rings allow users to zoom in and out of imagery, as well as adjust brush sizes. A calibration mode adjusts to user response, compensating from the thickness of the screen's glass. The pen offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and 40 degrees of tilt. An eraser is featured on the pen's opposite end. JVC offers edit-friendly camcorder W AYNE, NJ — JVC ( has introduced the GY-HM150 ProHD handheld camcorder. Based on the ergonomic design of the company's GY-HM100, the GY-HM150 features a new encoder and digital signal processor that were adopted from JVC's 700 series cameras. With its 3-CCD imagers, the GY-HM150 offers full HD 1080p, 1080i and 720p recording at a variety of frame- and bit-rates. Native MOV files allow for immediate editing in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, and native MP4 files can be cut in other NLE systems. The camcorder also records SD footage (480i) as stan- dard DV files (AVI or MOV). The GY-HM150 records to SDHC media cards and accepts new SDXC cards, which are currently available with capacities up to 128GB. Other new features include an upgraded LCD monitor and color viewfinder, as well as a new 3.5mm input for use with optional wired remote controls for focus, zoom, iris and recording functions. The GY-HM150 ProHD camcorder will be available this month for $3,495. Post • October 2011 PARK RIDGE, NJ — Sony ( has expanded its SxS Pro memory card line with a new gen- eration that offers a write-transfer speed twice that of previ- ous models. The SBP-64A is a 64GB SxS Pro card that can read and write data at up to 1.2Gbps through an ExpressCard slot, without the need for an adapter. Also, the card's 64GB capacity enables users to capture 120 minutes of HD 422 50Mbps record- ing in the MXF mode. A full 64GB card can be ingest- ed into a laptop in eight minutes. Like its SxS pre- decessors, the SBP- 64A card offers a salvage function and slow-motion recording capabilities.

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