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products Arri introduces new camera BLAUVELT, NY — At the IBC show in Amsterdam, Arri ( introduced Amira, a new documentary-style camera that combines high image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for singleoperator use and extended shouldermounted operation. Amira is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading, with preloaded looks based on 3D LUTs, as well as 200fps slow motion capabilities. The new model features the same sensor and image quality as the company's Alexa camera, recording HD 1080 or 2K pictures that are suitable for any distribution format. The camera has a dynamic range of more than 14 stops, and offers low noise levels, subtle highlight handling, natural color rendering, and nice skin tones. Amira records Rec 709 or Log C images using ProRes LT, 422, 422HQ or 444 codecs. By recording to in-camera CFast 2.0 flash memory cards with super-quick data rates, the route into post production is made simple. 40 Sound Devices improves Pix 260i recorder M ADISON, WI — Sound Devices (www., which specializes in portable audio and video products for field production, has improved the functionality of its Pix 260i production video recorder. The Pix 260i replaces tape-based video decks in production and post production environments. At IBC, the company showed off the latest firmware, Version 1.03. The PIX 260i records QuickTime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready for editing directly from the recorder in common editing environments, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. For color-critical applications, the Pix 260i supports Apple ProRes 4444 through its 12-bit, 4:4:4 3G-SDI I/O. Users can also play out files from the Pix 260i for realtime applications. Files are recorded simultaneously on up to four separate, 2.5-inch SSD storage devices via two front panel PIX-CADDY slots and two rear panel eSATAp connections. Recording to multiple drives offers immediate file backup, eliminating time-consuming post-record copying. Gigabit Ethernet network ports enable remote access to recorded files and the ability to transfer these files quickly. RTW updates TouchMonitors L ANCASTER, PA — RTW (, a vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices, showed new software for its TM3 and TM3-3G TouchMonitors at IBC 2013 recently. The new TM3-SWMC software license incorporates a moving coil emulation display, while the recent TM3 firmware update 2.50 includes the new time test control option. The new TM3-SWMC software license expands the functionality of the TM3 TouchMonitor series with PPM, VU, loudness and a new combination of PPM and loudness moving coil instruments. The display features vertical or horizontal orientation, and numeric and peak indicators with single, double and stereo channel instruments. Based on a concept developed by the BBC, the TM3-SWMC software license option implements a combined PPM and loudness sum display. On this instrument, a third needle depicts one of the three summed loudness values on a separate scale. It is helpful for the intuitive display of loudness to be on target with a fixed relativeloudness scale (-9 to +9 LU). Offered as part of firmware 2.50, users can employ the time test control sub menu to set the parameters for starting and stopping loudness measurement functions. In addition to a manual control, full or semi-automatic measurements can also be defined. Quantel shows PC-based Pablo N EWBURY, UK — At IBC in September, Quantel (www.quantel. com) launched a new addition to its Pablo Rio family. Pablo Rio 2KO runs on a lower cost PC platform, yet provides all the tools, quality and in-the-box workflow of its Pablo Rio. As with all Pablo Rio models, Pablo Rio 2KO is available as a turnkey system, which includes storage, video I/O and the full Pablo Rio toolset, or as software only, to run on the customer's own hardware. Pablo Rio 2KO handles 4K camera formats, includes full stereo 3D capabilities, and delivers 2K and HD S3D output in realtime. It is fully compatible with both the Neo and Neo Nano color control panels to deliver grading-suite client interactivity. It also handles all the digital capture and file formats announced at IBC for Pablo Rio. The turnkey Pablo Rio 2KO systems will be available this month, and the software-only version is expected before the end of the year. Post • October 2013

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