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PRODUCTS 41 POST JULY/AUG 2021 SONNET ANNOUNCES MODULAR THUNDERBOLT EXPANSION SYSTEMS IRVINE, CA — Sonnet Technologies ( has introduced the DuoModo line of professional, modular Thunderbolt expansion systems for desktop and rack installations. The DuoModo line is comprised of three inter- changeable expansion modules — a three-slot PCIe card system, an eGPU card system and a Mac mini mounting system with integrated 40Gbps Thunderbolt storage dock — and three enclosures consisting of two dual-module housings (one desktop, one rackmount, and a single-module desktop housing). Sonnet will also offer four preconfigured systems to simplify the order process for the most popular combinations of modules and enclosures. All modules are Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 compatible. The DuoModo Echo III Module ($699.99) features one x16 and two x8 PCIe 3.0 slots; accommodates full-height, full-length (up to 12.28 inches long) PCIe cards; and connects them to a computer's Thunderbolt port via the included 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable. The module integrates a universal 400W power supply and includes a 75W auxiliary power connector for non- GPU cards that require extra power. The module includes a mode switch that enables the use of three Avid Pro Tools|HDX PCIe cards, and features Noctua cooling fans for quiet operation. The DuoModo eGPU Module ($599.99) supports up to full-length, full-height, 2.5 slot-width GPU cards, and uses dual temperature-controlled, variable-speed Noctua fans that provide efficient and quiet cooling for the installed card. Sonnet designed this new expansion module with the goal of offering users a future-proof purchase, equipping it with an 800W power supply capable of supporting the most power-hungry GPU cards. The DuoModo xMac mini Module ($499.99) securely holds an Intel or M1 Mac mini computer to enable mounting it in a desktop or rackmount enclosure while providing open access to its rear ports. The module's built-in Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) storage dock provides users with four front panel connections consisting of three 10Gbps USB ports (two Type-C ports and one Type A port, each capable of powering bus-powered devices), and one Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) port. An internal USB Type A port is provided for connection of a software license dongle, such as an iLok USB-A, or a thumb drive. The dock also incorporates two M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD sockets to enable users to add up to 16TB of fast storage to their systems. COLOURLAB AI RELEASE V.1.3 OF COLOR GRADING APPLICATION NEW YORK CITY — Colourlab Ai ( has released the 1.3 Version update of its color management tool, which features a number of improvements aimed at cinematographers. As a color-grading application, Colourlab Ai is seeing continued adoption from cinematographers and film- makers, thanks to its ability to create a show LUT for those working with to- day's digital cinema cameras. Features like Ai Reference image match, color management and the extensive film emulation functions of Look Designer have simplified the process of show LUT de- sign. The latest V.1.3 release further streamlines the process. Colourlab Ai now implements EL Zone, allowing users to quickly evaluate and control exposure for more than 20 different camera types. EL Zone, which was developed by Ed Lachman, ASC, is an intuitive tool for displaying exposure values using stops, a universal stan- dard for cinematography. By measuring light value in stops inside color grading, the appli- cation allows scene-referred monitoring, which was previously possible only through the use of light meters on-set. This monitoring method is advantageous, as it works across all display devices and creates consistency between SDR and HDR masters. Colourlab Ai 1.3 also adds HDR waveforms, a new dual-view vectorscope, and a brand new 3D LUT export and conversion functionality to assist look control further. Another key feature in the update is NDI support. NDI has been gaining momentum in the industry and support in the Colourlab Ai application now al- lows users to use scope applications ScopeBox and Nobe OmniScope on a sin- gle Mac computer. NDI support also offers the ability to stream the Colourlab Ai viewer to any device, in any location, anywhere in the world via Zoom, Skype, OBS or any NDI-supported streaming platform, such as Colourlab Ai is currently available for MacOS only, and can be acquired through a subscription for $49/month or $490/annually.

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