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NAB 2012 The smaller switcher that’s packed with power A Affordable HDMI Conversion Bricks L YNX Technik exhibited its range of broadcast quality HDMI conversion yellobriks® at NAB this year. Amongst many yellobriks the CHD 1812 - HDMI to SDI Converter + Frame Sync (3G) supports SD/ HD/3G-SDI formats, provides 3D support, and includes an integrated Frame Synchronizer.  A flexible reference input allows the unit to be cross-locked between formats.  With this brick, facilities can convert HDMI to HD or SD- SDI such as sources coming from broadcast video cameras as well as PC and MAC computers.  A key feature of this yellobrik is the built-in frame synchronizer, which eliminates the need to purchase a separate and expensive 3Gbit frame sync unit.  It is an ideal solution for any application that requires a fully synchronized SDI input from an external asynchronous HDMI source. To see the whole range visit 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE t the NAB Snell introduced the Kahuna 360 Compact, a smaller-frame version of the company’s Kahuna 360 video switcher, and one that is ideal for live production environments. Offering true 1080p switching in a 6-RU chassis, the new Kahuna 360 Compact enables a smooth and cost-effective migration from SD to HD to 1080p, making Snell’s award-winning production switcher technology accessible to an even wider audience. Engage second screen and social TV platform C hyron have introduced its new Engage platform designed for integrating second screen, social media, and social TV data into live TV broadcasts. Making these popular technologies available through existing Chyron graphics system interfaces, Engage eliminates the need for custom integration and gives broadcasters a low-cost, low-risk way to incorporate a range of engaging and dynamic new elements into their live news and sports programming. Latest media integration solutions Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, revealed its latest media integration solutions at NAB. The enhanced control capabilities of Medway 2.6, the latest version of its flagship media integration product, will be shown for the first time at NAB 2012 on booth SL12205. In addition, Marquis will demonstrate Project Parking, its new Avid archiving solution, which offers a fast and cost effective archive and restore process by creating a complete copy of any Avid project onto any storage device, plus X2Pro Audio Convert, its new cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing. 6K version of the diTTo evolution film scanner At NAB Cintel International launched a new 6K imaging sensor for the diTTo evolution film scanner, providing over-sampled 4K data files, as well as new timeline interface options and extended vertical range option for the imageMill2 real-time data processing engine. Streaming live from NAB Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that it used its Wirecast® live video production and streaming software to broadcast live news and interviews from NAB. Telestream LIVE was produced and streamed to the web from Telestream at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. Steve Garfield, author of Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business, and a video blogging pioneer, hosted the live webcasts.