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December 2013

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products Rampant Drives offer editors portability ORLANDO — Rampant Design Tools ( has launched Rampant Drives, a new, affordable and portable solution for editors and VFX artists. Rampant Drives offer a collection of Rampant Design Tools' QuickTimebased Drag-andDrop Element libraries, consolidated on high capacity, portable USB drives. The drives include thousands of royaltyfree clips and elements at a lower cost than purchasing libraries individually. Rampant Drives are standard 1TB, USB 3.0 drives, compatible with both Apple and Windows OS. The Rampant Visual Effects Drive ($499) features over 900 clips, including Cinematic Flares, DustFX Cinematic, Bokeh Optical Backgrounds, DustFX, FrostFX, and GunFX. The Rampant Effects for Editors Drive ($499) includes over 2,700 clips. There are a number of other collections available too, at considerable savings compared to purchasing them separately. 44 Sound Devices intros compact recorder/mixer New tool tests MFX bundles R EEDSBURG, WI — Sound Devices (www. has introduced the 633, a six-input mixer with an integrated 10-track recorder. The 633 includes Sound Devices' proprietary PowerSafe technology and a four-way power supply for maximum operational runtime. The solution also has a full complement of I/Os in its compact and portable footprint. Of the six inputs, three are high-bandwidth mic/line XLR inputs, complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, input limiter and variable pan. Three additional line-level inputs appear on TA3 (mini-XLR) connectors. All inputs are assignable to any output bus. AES digital I/O, including support for AES42 digital microphones, is available. The 633 ($3,095) offers 10-track, 24-bit, 48kHz uncompressed polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV file recording (96kHz for eight tracks, 192 kHz for six tracks) or timecode stamped MP3 recording to CompactFlash and/or SD cards. All six inputs plus left/right and aux 1/2, can be recorded to individual tracks. The 633's high-accuracy, ambientbased timecode generator/reader assists in multi-camera and double-system sound applications. All common production timecode rates and modes are available. Extensive file metadata is supported along with the timecode. Canon to deliver 4K reference display M ELVILLE, NY — Canon ( com) has introduced the DP-V3010 4K reference display, a 30-inch monitor that's design for DI, VFX and finishing suites. The unit is 7.4 inches deep to help minimize space requirements and provides a 2000:1 DCI-compliant contrast ratio and uniform brightness. A wide view angle allows for viewing in all directions. The DP-V3010 incorporates an in-plane switching LCD with full array RGB LED scanning backlight technology. It offers full-screen 4096-by-2560 resolution, with high levels of color accuracy and fidelity, and a 16:10 aspect ratio. With a tightly packed pixel pitch, the DP-V3010 4K provides high-accuracy tonal gradations between darkest and brightest areas, with 1,024 shades in each color channel. The DP-V3010 undergoes high-precision calibration before shipment. Color accuracy is further improved by a control system, which continuously monitors internal conditions of the display. Inputs include 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and DisplayPort connectors for compatibility within many different production, post and VFX workflow environments. The DP-V3010 4K will be available in the first quarter of 2014 for a suggested list price of $40,000. Ikegami debuts lightweight POV HD camera M AYWOOD, NJ — Ikegami ( recently introduced the HDL-23, an ultra-compact POV HDTV camera that's equipped with three high performance progressive CMOS sensors. The HDL-23 provides high quality color reproduction, and its optical block camera head is designed for minimum size and weight, making it well suited for a wide range of POV applications. The HDL-23's CCU is DC-powered for field use, and the camera can be controlled by Ikegami's traditional broadcast remote control panels. The camera's 1920-by-1080 progressive CMOS sensors achieve 1000TVL horizontal resolution, F10 sensitivity and 54dB SNR. In addition to two HD-SDI outputs, DVI and HDMI are also available. An image flip function supports 3D video production when using 3D rigs. Post • December 2013 FARMINGDALE, NY — EEG (www. has launched FilePro Inspector, a new QC tool that allows studios to run automated validation tests on MXF AS-02 bundles. Manual follow-up features are also included, providing insightful views into bundle structure, essence, and metadata. Using FilePro Inspector, facilities can ensure that MXF AS-02 bundles completely meet contribution standards prior to ingest into a playout library or delivery to distribution partners. FilePro Inspector flags potential issues with locators and makes each aspect of the file available for manual evaluation. Both automated and manual workflows are supported.

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