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viewpoint. Its courses appear priced to deliver a service, which resonates with its stated mission to provide induction and continuing education “aimed at filling the skills gap that has grown in our industry over the last decade or so”. The sincerity of the IABM’s project is supported by its novel educational liaison programme which interacts with schools, colleges and universities to “spread the word about the benefits of an engineering job in our industry” and thereby attract new young talent into the broadcast technology sector. visible critical mass of membership without diminishing the individual heritage of sovereign organisations would help us all, providing more weight in representation.”

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interests of their members. The IABM summarises its goals in a way that could describe many similar bodies: “It is our job to champion the sector, facilitate best practice, enable dialogue between members who may be competitors and provide the support and the tools for companies to be more successful.” In the quest for these principles, openness is a hallmark, with evidence of abundant partnerships with governmental bodies, statutory technical organisations and educational establishments. Indeed the APRS would prefer this to go further concluding that “none of the trade bodies can do enough for their members as they are all underresourced. Some kind of federation of administration that increased the There exists a huge disparity in size of trade associations – from small niche bodies to the IABM which boasts that its members represent 80% of the revenue in the sector. There is also a vast difference in role and function of the many organisations – technical specialist standards bodies against general, mixed membership broad sector organisations. As such, the room for shared operations and resources must be very limited. Those organisations that do not encompass individual membership with their immediate personal benefits are in a position to fight for corporate sponsorship by continually demonstrating their energy and proving their worth. Undertakings such as educational programmes, gover nment canvassing, best business practice

New Roles
Trade associations stand up for their members. They do not do this by shielding them from criticism or maintaining the status quo within their sectors. They clearly engage in activities – corporate responsibility, industry research, personnel development and the promotion of technical standards – that promote the wellbeing of the sector, not the narrower, short-term commercial

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schemes and market intelligence are valid activities that could only be seen as supporting the industry. Where the next tranche of ideas and entrepreneurial adventure springs from is yet to be seen, but in these days of stringent financial oversight, there can be no doubt that innovation and engagement with the wider industry must continue. ■

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FFV Launches sideKick HD Studio
The newest member of the sideKick HD family aims to deliver image quality and support seamless movement of content into editing and playout workflows
footage and then playing it out to air. Like the camera-mounted sideKick HD, the sideKick HD Studio is able to record at 220 megabits per second at only 7:1 compression, delivering significantly higher image quality than the internal recording systems of even the most advanced camcorders. Because the sideKick HD Studio records directly onto 2.5-inch SSD drives in native DNxHD or ProRes formats, files can be uploaded directly into the NLE environment without requiring time-consuming ingest or transcoding. Users can easily transfer field footage recorded by the camera-mounted sideKick HD into the sideKick HD Studio and immediately begin editing. They can also use the sideKick HD Studio to record video from other content sources such as satellite feeds and

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sideKick HD Studio™

Fast Forward Video (FFV) has announced the launch of the sideKick HD Studio™, a rackmounted version of the company’s ground-breaking new sideKick HD family of multiformat, straight-toedit digital video recorders (DVRs). Designed for use in base stations and studio locations, the sideKick HD Studio delivers image quality for video captured by today’s state-of-the-art camcorders. Also, by recording video directly into industry-leading NLE codecs such as Avid® DNxHD and Apple® ProRes, the sideKick HD Studio enables the seamless movement of high-quality

content directly into studio editing and playout workflows. “Throughout its 27-year history, FFV has been focused on image quality – and now, with the sideKick HD family, we’ve taken that quest for the absolute highest quality several steps farther by enhancing camerato-edit production workflows,” said Paul DeKeyser, Founder of FFV. Occupying only a half RU in width and 2 RU in height, the sideKick HD Studio is suitable for fixed production environments such as studios, base stations, and OB trucks that require the smoothest possible workflows for acquiring and editing raw camera

studio cameras. In further support of file-based workflows, the sideKick HD Studio features a 1Gb Ethernet port for fast and easy uploading of content directly into editing workstations. For playback and playout, the sideKick HD Studio features an intuitive front panel offering familiar DVR/VTR functions, as well as scrub and jog capabilities. The sideKick HD Studio system also includes a 4.3-inch on-board confidence monitor, genlock, 4:2:2 sampling, and timing control. With industry-standard RS422 control, operators can connect the sideKick HD Studio to a standard machine controller to enable extended functionality such as cueing, slow-motion play speed control, and reverse play. ■

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Contents
Broadcast Networks Delivers for Arqiva
Swedish Hockey Safe in the Bank
Viewcast Launches Niagara 9100 Series
Cavena: Enhancing the Value of Content
Broadcast Pix Announces Video Control Center 3.0
Telecast’s Latest Innovations
Glidecam Introduces XR-Series Stabilisers
Qvest Media Live With Code One Streaming
Volicon Extends Observer Utility
Petrol Bags Add to Audio & DSLR Range
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