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Pinewood Studios Adds DVS VENICE Servers
Pinewood Studios Group has opted for broadcast servers from DVS for its television studios. VENICE, as presented at this year’s NAB, comes with numerous improvements, supporting various new file formats and codecs. One of the most important features for Pinewood Television’s new filebased workflow is the potential to easily run through the process of repurposing material. Thanks to VENICE and Pinewood’s newly built data centre, its experienced television team can react quickly to its customers’ needs and their changing requirements. This stateof-the-art workflow allows for comfortable and reliable content provision. Equipped with new interfaces, VENICE meets revolutionary standards. The VENICE systems provide eight video channels to be utilised for recording and playback on shows recording in Pinewood’s television studios, plus providing ingest and near instant editing. The DVS broadcast server manages native capturing and play-out of all common broadcast formats such as Apple ProRes 422, Panasonic DVCPRO, AVC-Ultra, Avid DNxHD and Sony XDCAM HD, simultaneously scaling the different formats and creating proxy files. VENICE is especially strong when it comes to changing projects with different formats for different clients and productions. The broadcast server allows for a quick and comfortable configuration and adapts to different scenarios with ease, providing the users with the right content quickly. Pinewood Te l e v i s i o n ’s production chain was upgraded with a SpycerBox Ultra that will be implemented as a metadata and file server. The high-performance bridge between different networks will enable Pinewood to connect its real-time and non-real-time workflows with each other so it can profit from the additional protection with multiple RAID-5 systems. Paul Darbyshire, Pinewood’s Director of Television Operations commented: “The new VENICE systems will allow us to respond more quickly and flexibly to our production clients’ needs, and will

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provide them with an enhanced production workflow saving considerable time – and ideally budget.” Darren Woolfson, Pinewood’s Group Director of Technology commented: “The Group’s further investment in DVS technology alongside the existing CLIPSTER and SpycerBox Ultra will not only optimise our TV studio offering, but will also create huge efficiencies when delivering true file-based workflows into post-production and digital content services.”

Oliver Gappa, Sales and Marketing Director at DVS, said: “The Pinewood Studios Group is an important client in the UK and has now set a standard for its worldwide facilities. “We feel confident that many other broadcasters and post production companies will follow Pinewood with the decision to switch from tape- to file-based workflows. Pinewood will profit from VENICE’s latest enhancements and dynamic features.” ■

InFORM Sisvel Go 3D At NAB
Sisvel’s 3D tile format allows you to see 3D and 2D broadcasting in a single channel bandwidth…
At this year’s NAB show, Sisvel Technology demonstrated an entire 3D broadcasting chain – from 3D live content to video encoding and distribution – with high-resolution 3D transmissions using the 3D Tile Format. The versatile format can also be viewed in 2D on a 2D TV set. Also on display at Sisvel’s booth was an expanded range of 3D Tile Format-compatible set-top boxes (STBs), including Sim2’s 3D Home DVB-T and 3D Home DVB-S, a decoder from Giada, and JUICE 3D, the new decoder from Antik Technology. Further STB product announcements are expected later in the year. Sisvel Technology presented a greatly expanded catalogue of 3D content. This library included the new 3D programme “My 3D Guide,” a series of 24-minute guided tours of some of the world’s most beautiful locations (including Las Vegas, Hanoi, Amsterdam, and Berlin); specials on the Holy Shroud of Turin and the Carnival of Venice; sporting events; fashion shows; to name a few.

3D Tile Format
In use by broadcasters across Europe and Asia, Sisvel’s 3D Tile

Format is a technology that offers many advantages over current 3D transmission methods. Formatting stereoscopic images by integrating two 720p frames within a single 1080p frame, the 3D Tile Format provides better-quality images for 3D content and maintains backward compatibility, allowing viewers not Sisvel 3D Tile Format equipped for 3D to view the transmission as 2D images delivered greater bandwidth on their HD sets. The reconstructed efficiency, better picture quality, right and left images maintain their and backward compatibility with original 720p spatial and temporal 2D, allowing broadcasters to serve resolution, giving viewers the full 3D and 2D audiences on the same benefit of the original picture, and channel. In 2012, we will see the the transmission of both 2D and 3D first broadcast use of the 3D Tile can be achieved without the need Format in the USA and Asia, and for increased bandwidth. increasing momentum among STB Paolo D’Amato, CEO of Sisvel manufacturers. NAB provides a Technology said: “During European great opportunity for you to see the trials in 2011, the 3D Tile Format format in action.” ■


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Wohler Acquires RadiantGrid
NBC Olympics Chooses Avid Interplay Workflow
Argosy Launch Mini BNC Converter
intoPIX & AXON Collaborate on JPEG 2000
Sprayoff Celebrate New Generation
The Metadata Challenge
Miranda Unveil NV8140 Router
Sisvel Go 3D @ NAB 2012
New Developments in Asset Management – Grass Valley
Sound Devices Launch PIX-260
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