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Page 11 of 51 10 POST AUGUST 2014 RESELLER NEWS QSR HOSTS MULTI-CAM PRODUCTION/POST WORKSHOP VALENCIA, CA — QSR Systems (, a provider of post production equipment rentals to the enter- tainment and broadcast industry, recently hosted a "Rethink Multi-Cam" free workshop experience with technology part- ners Cinedeck LLC (, hardware and media solutions reseller VTP (, and Forbidden, cre- ators of the cloud-based post production platform Forscene (, at its facility in Valencia, CA. The work- shop's focus was on enabling multi-camera production teams to get hands-on experience with today's most advanced and cost-efficient multi-cam workflows. "Rethink Multi-Cam" addressed the needs of budget-con- scious productions to continuously improve productivity, and demonstrated how they can see significant time, labor and costs savings during production and post production. The free-of-charge workshop featured a "live" multi-cam set, with staging and actors. The workflow incorporated Sony F5, and other digital cameras, with Cinedeck RX and MX multi-camera record, ingest and transcode platforms, the re- view and logging of media in Forscene's cloud, and editorial in Avid systems. ATOMOS NINJA STAR READY TO FLY MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Atomos (, creator of the Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, confirmed that the Ninja Star has completed its first production run and is being shipped to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders. Launched at NAB back in April, the Ninja Star is intended for film creatives who need to record Apple ProRes on-board camera rigs, such as drones, RC helicopters and other UAVs, or record post production quality video camera by makers such as Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic and Go- Pro. Atomos also announced the launch of Atomos CFast 1.0 media (64GB and 128GB), custom HDMI cables, as well as the inclusion of the CFast USB 3 reader in the box. The Ninja Star's compact, self-contained size allows DPs and cameramen to add recording to just about any POV set-up and offer edit-ready format record- ing with ProRes, making it well suited for extreme sports and reality TV. The Ninja Star is now shipping for $295 and will be available through the Atomos reseller network. VTP HOSTS JVC DEMO BURBANK — VTP, Inc. ( recently teamed up with JVC to host a tech- nology demo that highlighted the live video streaming and remote capabilities of the company's GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 cameras. VTP is an authorized JVC Audio Video Reseller. In addition to the new cameras, the company had a number of other JVC camer- as and monitors on display during the free event. JVC's "stream with ease" GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 cameras are shoulder-mount cameras that can live stream video right from the camera. The GY-HM850 and 890 can also send recorded footage via WiFi or 4G back to the studio or editing suite using built-in cellular and WiFi connectivity. Dual encoders make it possible to record for two screens simultaneously: full HD (up to 50 Mbps) on one memory card and a smaller, Web-friendly file on another card. The 850 and 890 also allow for interfacing with laptops, tablets and smart phones for remote control, remote viewing, remote shading, and metadata upload. Attendees had a chance to speak with JVC's Alicia Reed and Doug Mullin, and spend hands-on time with the cam- eras. Existing camera owners were invited to bring their GY- HM600 and GY-HM650 camer- as to the event for updates to the firmware to the new Version 3.0 for free. TEKSERVE ACHIEVES PREMIER CERTIFICATION FROM CISCO IN U.S. NEW YORK — Tek- serve (www.tekserve. com), provider of technology solutions for creative profes- sionals, announced that it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco. To earn Premier Certification, Tekserve had to meet standards for net- working competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. "Media content requirements are increasing exponentially, with video and audio workflows demanding the highest performing and scalable in- frastructures available," says Matt Cohen, principal, Tekserve. "Cisco offers the scale and performance while also ensuring brand longevity, guaran- teeing that our customers can move forward confidently with ongoing technology investments," To achieve Cisco Premier Certification, Tekserve was required to achieve the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization. This specialization includes tests on technical competency in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs, and security technologies. In addition, Tekserve was required to integrate a base level of Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and demonstrate measurably high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys.

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