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ibc products T-Vips shows management solution OSLO, NORWAY — T-Vips was at IBC with a new video- centric network management solu- tion. Connect5 allows users to eas- ily monitor and con- trol multiple video network infrastruc- tures. The compa- ny's expertise in IP and video transport technologies helped create Connect5. Connect5 enables video quality to be verified at hand-over points to outsourced networks, with real- time alarms and extensive trend reporting, ensuring that SLA targets are being reached. The video-centric aspects of Connect5 make it suitable for more traditional TV infrastructures, where there is a need to monitor video con- tent from specific services in multiple networks to individu- al components within a multiplex. Grass Valley shows Edius Elite NLE S AN FRANCISCO — Grass Valley was at IBC with its new systemized version of its NLE offering, Edius. Now dubbed Edius Elite, the editor is designed to provide comprehen- sive interoperability with the K2 Summit plat- form and GV Stratus, the company's media workflow application framework, enabling fast-turn production in environments such as news and studios. Edius Elite is based on Edius Pro 6.5, and has native support for raw footage captured with digital cameras, like the Red Digital Cin- ema offerings. It also provides comprehensive 3D editing tools and 3D workflow support. With GV Stratus Media Workflow Application Framework, Grass Valley can regularly add new software components, allowing users to easily upgrade. Quantel debuts Pablo Rio NEWBURY, UK — Quantel (www. XenData brings LTO-5 solutions to IBC W ALNUT CREEK, CA — XenData (www. showed a range of digital video archiving solutions at this year's IBC show. A XenData SX-500 archive server man- aged an expandable Qualstar RLS-8500 LTO library to create a highly scalable network attached storage (NAS) device, where files are written to LTO cartridges and disk. The RLS- 8500 starts at 81TB of near-line LTO capacity and can scale to 711TB. The company partnered with Object Matrix Grass Valley is making its codec technology freely available (with registration) to be used with other applications. The PC-based HQ/HQX codecs (8-bit and 10-bit respectively), a QuickTime version of the HQ/HQX codecs (for both Windows and Mac platforms) is available for free down- load from the Grass Valley Website: www. to create an end-to-end solution that enables customers to automate and move content seamlessly from near-line disk to LTO tape. The combined solution integrates MatrixStore near-line disk storage and any LTO archive server running XenData6 Server software, including the XenData SX-10 Archive Appli- ance and the XenData SX-500 Series of archive servers. XenData's SX-10 connects to 1 GigE net- works and manages tape libraries that hold up to 50 LTO cartridges. At IBC, it was shown managing an HP 36TB LTO library and a Spectralogic T50e 75TB library. The compa- ny's X1500 video archive system was also at IBC, offering a cost effective LTO-5 solution that allows user to easily drag and drop files and folders to a tape drive using Windows Explorer on a Windows 7 workstation. Atomos working with DSLRs and camcorders M ELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Atomos ( was at IBC with its Ninja 2 and Samurai field recorders. The units allow recording, monitoring and playback of 10-bit uncompressed images straight from the sensor of HDMI- equipped DSLRs or camcorders, directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives. Imagery is recorded using the Apple ProRes codec. The company is showing Ninja 2 and Samurai offerings working with the latest D800 and D4 DSLRs from Nikon; Sony FS100, FS700 and F3 camcorders; Can- on's C300 and XF305; JVC's 750; and the Red Epic. Ninja 2 and Samurai ship with the latest Atomos 3 operating system. This includes features such as SmartMonitor, which turns the field recorder into a pro monitoring solution with tri-level focus peaking, zebra, false color and blue only functionality. Atomos also includes SmartLog, which allows users to edit via keyword tagging when working with Apple's Final Cut X. The Ninja-2 is priced at $995 and the Samurai is $1,595. 44 Post • September 2012 launched Pablo Rio at the IBC show. Initially previewed at NAB 2012 as the "new Pablo," Pablo Rio is software designed for the modern 2D and stereoscopic 3D post world. The software provides tools for high-end color cor- rection and finish- ing, and runs on the user's own hardware and stor- age. Pablo Rio is also available on a range of fully con- figured and tested turnkey PC systems. Geared toward today's datacentric post pipelines, Pablo Rio works across a wide range of data for- mats, including high frame rate, stereoscopic 3D , OpenEXR, Red HDRx, Sony F65, Arri Raw, Canon, Phantom, Silicon Image, and even GoPro Hero.

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