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Cedar releases DNS plug-in CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cedar (www.cedar- is offer- ing the DNS One, a Pro Tools plug-in version of its dia- logue noise sup- pressor, offering the same performance as the company's hardware-based DNS1500, DNS2000 and DNS3000 units. The Cedar DNS1000 introduced noise re- duction technology upon which all subsequent DNS products have been based. The DNS One of- fers the same power as Cedar's dedi- cated hardware products. The tool is useful in cleaning up dialogue, thereby re- ducing the need for ADR. The RTAS plug-in for Pro Tools LE and HD systems runs on Mac OS X and Window sys- tems. It is also fully integrated with Pro Tools' automation and its hardware control surfaces, including the Icon, D-Control and D-Command. The unit costs $3,750, and will be available this month. March 2010 • Post 39 Wacom tablet goes wireless V ANCOUVER, WA — Wacom ( has introduced the Intuos4 wireless pen tablet featuring Blue- tooth technology. The new unit allows artists to work unat- tached from their computer. Bluetooth technol- ogy allows the de- vice to communi- cate from as far as 33 feet from the computer. The unit charges from a USB port and comes with a grip pen featuring Wacom's tip sensor technology. The Intuos 4 is available in a single (medium) size. It features an asym- metrical design that puts the touch ring and ExtressKeys on either side based on the user's domi- nant hand. Illumi- nated OLED dis- plays highlight key functions, and the touch ring can con- trol up to four differ- ent functions in any application. The Intuos4 Wire- less is priced at $399. Shipping began in late Febru- ary, early March. P R O D U C T S H AMBURG, GERMANY — Steinberg ( has released a new hardware sync solution that offers sample-accurate sync with videotape recorders, analog tape machines, other DAWs and house sync generators. Nuendo SyncStation is a 19-inch rack- mount unit designed by Colin Broad. The unit is designed for, but not restricted to, operation with Steinberg's Nuendo advanced audio production system. SyncStation supports a comprehensive list of standards and proto- cols, including MTC, LTC, MMC, Sony 9-pin RS422, WordClock, VITC, Tri-level and Black Burst, and Varispeed operation over an array of pull-up/pull-down settings, as well as sam- ple-accurate VST system link over digital connections such as AES/EBU and S/PDIF. Sync- Station can offer extremely accurate sync using traditionally less accurate standards like MTC by referencing with sample-accuracy to each video frame. The unit is priced at $3,999.99. Steinberg ships sync solution Blue Sky addresses bass management F ARMINGDALE, NY — Blue Sky (, the maker of full- range monitoring systems, has released an updated companion product in the BMC MKIII. This standalone unit is designed to offer full bass management, calibration and remote volume control in an easy-to- use package. The BMC MKIII helps eliminate variables that are introduced when trying to put to- gether a reliable and easy-to-calibrate 5.1 monitoring system. The unit offers complete control of all monitoring system parame- ters. It features fully-balanced inputs and outputs, along with ultra high-quality audio components. The BMC can be combined with Blue Sky's Sky System One, ProDesk or a Big Blue system to create a high-end, multi-chan- nel studio monitoring system. And because the BMC uses industry standard bass man- agement circuitry, it is also compatible with many other studio monitors and 5.1 channel monitoring systems. The new release features a re-designed re- mote with additional LEDs and controls, a new input solo mode, LFE trim, a -3dB "film" surround offset, and the ability to turn off bass management for surround channels. The BMC MKIII costs $1,195. Cinedeck aims to replace SR decks N EW YORK — Cinedeck (www.cinedeck. com) is offering a new camera-mount- able HDMI/HDSDI recording, monitoring, play- back and editing device that's designed to re- place larger and more expensive SR decks. The unit works with HDMI or HDSDI cameras and weighs less than four pounds, making it easily-mountable to a camera rig. The "Cinedeck" supports an array of codecs and file formats, including Cine- Form, in both AVI/MOV wrappers and MPG2 MXF. VTR and monitoring functions allow users to pre- view, focus as- sist, record, play back, downconvert and transcode material. A 128GB drive costs about $400 and a 256GB drive runs approximately $720. Connectivity is made possible via Blackmagic Design's HD Extreme 3 card. The first Cinedeck release — Cinedeck/Ex- treme — targets HD production, particularly those shooting with Arri's D21, Panavision's Genesis, Sony, Panasonic and Canon cam- eras. The unit offers 8-/10-bit 4:2:2 recording via HDMI/HDSDI; 12-bit 4:4:4 recording via dual link/3G HDSDI; SD PAL/NTSC; HD 720p 50/59.94/60 and Varicam; and HD 1080 50/60i - 23.98/24/25/ 29.97/30/50/59.94,60 p/psf. Pric- ing is $7,995.

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