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products Aspera speeds file sharing EMERYVILLE, CA — Aspera (www. was at NAB with a new file tool that brings together the best of the company's Faspex, Shares and Sync technologies. The single unified platform is designed for project-based file collaboration and allows for transfer and sync of file sets of any size and any number with maximum speed at any distance, with full access control, privacy and security. Introduced as "Aspera Drive" and "Faspex 4.0," the solutions bring remote file browsing, transfer, synchronization and package sending and receiving fully integrated into desktop, browser and mobile platforms. G-Tech's Thunderbolt drive for high-res workflows MTI Film's dailies tools S AN JOSE, CA — G-Technology ( was at the NAB show with its new G-Drive Pro with Thunderbolt, a compact, desktop external hard drive that offers SSD-like performance, taking full advantage of the speed and power of Thunderbolt. The new G-Drive Pro with Thunderbolt delivers sustained data transfer rates of up to 480MB/s, which is up to three times faster than standard 3.5-inch desktop external drives. An uncompressed 2K digital video format requires approximately 305MB/s sustained throughput for smooth editing with no dropped frames, so it's suitable for high-resolution workflows. Dual Thunderbolt ports allow for future external storage expansion and for users to daisy chain with other Thunderbolt-based devices. It easily supports compressed 4K and multiple streams of 2K, HDV, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 4444 and uncompressed SD workflows. With up to 4TB capacity, the G-Drive Pro with Thunderbolt is Mac-formatted and is Apple Time Machine ready. A 4TB G-Drive Pro with Thunderbolt will be available this summer for $849.95. A 2TB solution will cost $699.95. Cedar provides AAX upgrade path C AMBRIDGE, UK — Cedar ( is offering a number of bundles and upgrades for its Cedar Studio AAX, which provides tools for eliminating a wide range of common sound problems. The announcement comes in conjunction of the introduction Avid's 64-bit Pro Tools 11. Cedar is facilitating upgrades for Pro Tools users by allowing existing dongles to be upgraded to the new AAX native versions. Users will retain RTAS compatibility, enabling them to move freely between newer AAX systems and older versions of Pro Tools. Cedar's DNS One is used for dialogue noise suppression. Declip allows users to identify and remove most instances of clipping in a single pass. The Adaptive Limiter employs an algorithm to calculate a continuously varying EQ profile that constrains the peak level of the output while retaining the integrity of the input. The Debuzz tool helps eliminates buzzes and hums, and can also track wandering tones. JVC debuts affordable HD camcorder W AYNE, NJ — JVC ( introduced the GY-HM70 ProHD shoulder-supported camcorder at NAB, which delivers 60p full HD images at a price point of $1,599. With a 12 megapixel CMOS imager, the HM70 records 1920x1080 footage in the AVCHD progressive format at 28Mbps to dual solid state memory cards. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high-quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic zoom performance. Veteran shooters will appreciate the camera's manual focus, iris and shutter controls, as well as manual and automatic white balance. The camera also provides an optical image stabilizer, auto focus and focus assist. The camera can capture 1080/60p, 1080/60i, or 480/60i (SD) footage at various bit rates to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. It also allows high-speed video recording for slow motion footage at 300fps (720x480 res) and captures 12 megapixel still images. JVC's hot-swappable dual battery system allows hours of continuous, uninterrupted shooting. For shoulder shooting, the GY-HM70 has a .24-inch LCOS color viewfinder and a three-inch LCD flip-out touch-screen display for tripod shots and playback. Audio features include a built-in zoom mic, 3.5mm microphone input, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The camcorder will be available in May. 40 Post • May 2013 Post0513_040-productsRAV3finalread.indd 40 HOLLYWOOD — At NAB, MTI Film ( showed its-repackaged and expanded line of Cortex dailies processing and transcoding solutions. The company showed two new editions of Cortex: Control Dailies. The Free Starter Edition is designed for users seeking basic dailies processing features. It can decode codecs from Red, Sony, Arri, Phantom, Canon C500 RAW, and QuickTime and Photo-JPEG at resolutions up to 1920x 1080. The company also showed Cortex: Control Dailies DP, a low-cost package that includes the features of the Starter Edition while adding decoding of MPEG2, H.264 and DVCPRO HD, and encoding to H.264. A Pro version adds encoding to DNxHD and ProRes, while a Studio version adds encoding to DPX, OpenEXR MPEG2 and DVD. 5/2/13 4:29 PM

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