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products 42 Post • May 2014 BHV up-converts with Syntax Bridge O WSLEBURY, UK — BHV Broadcast (, manufacturer of frame-rate converters, up-converters and the coax-powering solution Video Ghost, introduced its Syntax Bridge up-converter to the US market at this year's NAB show. The newest member of the Syntax series provides closed captions capability via integration with Microvideo's HDB 300 data management system. Syntax Bridge was developed to address the requirement for closed captions as part of the retention of metadata through the broadcast chain. Now Syntax delivers HD up-conversion with closed captions. BHV's Syntax up-scaler integration with Microvideo's HDB 300 (which in itself provides simultaneous data management of control signals, transcoding, decoding, bridging and copying) will allow users to use the artifact-free performance of the Syntax in distribution and production chains with massive meta - data handling capability. The Syntax series uses Super-Resolution Bandlet technology. Sonnet enclosure expands Mac Pro I RVINE, CA — At NAB, Sonnet Technologies (www.son unveiled the xMac Pro Server Thunder - bolt 2-to-PCI Express expansion system, which securely mounts the latest generation Mac Pro horizontally inside a specially-designed enclosure that connects three PCIe 2.0 slots to the computer via Thunderbolt 2 technology. It also provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. By supporting every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card available, the xMac Pro Server enables pros to use the high-performance PCIe cards they need with the lat - est Mac Pro, which on its own lacks PCIe expansion slots. Supported cards include pro audio, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel, as well as SAS/SATA RAID controllers, and video capture and editing cards. The xMac Pro Server's PCIe card expansion system incorporates ultrafast 20 Gb/sec Thunderbolt 2 technol - ogy, providing sufficient throughput to support many of the highest-performing PCIe cards. The expansion sys - tem supports up to three full-length PCIe cards with one x16 and two x8 PCIe slots. Along with an integrated 300-watt power supply, the system includes a 75-watt PCIe power connector for cards that require supplemen - tary power such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX or the Red Rocket-X cards. GoPro debuts Hero3+ products S AN MATEO, CA — GoPro ( debuted new software and flexible mounts for the Hero3+ camera at NAB last month. The 3D, Dual Hero System is designed for use with the Hero3+ Black Edition and allows users to record synchronized 2D videos and convert them to 3D files using free editing software. The Dual Hero System will also allow users to simultaneously capture video with one camera and shoot timelapse photos with the second. It will be available this spring. An updated version of the free iOS and Android app, GoProApp, deliv - ers wireless camera software updates to the Hero3+ camera firmware and control for new Hero3+ camera modes. Users can now adjust and control all Protune settings from their iOS device for image control during a shoot. A free update for the Hero3+ Black and Silver cameras delivers: new Protune settings that offer customization options, enabling users to inde - pendently manage color, ISO limit, sharpness and exposure in addition to white balance; 1080-60/1080-50 SuperView modes for Black Edition cam - eras; auto low light modes that support higher framerate modes; and a wider field of view on all camera modes for Silver cameras.

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