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WORLD NEWS New low price for Compact Videohub Blackmagic Design has announced a new lower price on its popular Compact Videohub to $2,995. Compact Videohub features 3 Gb/s SDI, ASI, auto switching SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats, full SDI re- clocking, USB, redundant power inputs, ethernet and serial router control for only $2,995 (£1,875). New class of hybrid cloud ground solutions M ediaSilo, a provider of cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions, have announced that it is partnering with key systems integrators (SI’s) to launch hybrid solutions giving enterprise customers anywhere, anytime access to content stored in their ground-based SAN, NAS, or MAM media repositories. The first of these hybrid solutions is the server appliance Ubiquity. Developed by media SI XPlatform Consulting, Ubiquity enables users to perform a single federated search across multiple SAN, NAS, or MAM systems and facilitates hybrid ground/cloud workflows for capturing, transcoding, and reviewing media assets. Compact Videohub is only two rack units and less than an inch deep. It includes advanced features such as 3 Gb/s SDI, ASI, auto switching SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI, as well as full SDI re-clocking at an affordable price. Compact Videohub is perfect for customers who need an incredibly tiny router that also meets tough broadcast technical requirements for performance as well as reliability. Compact Videohub includes more control interfaces such as easy to use USB, as well as direct ethernet and RS-422 serial interfaces. Direct ethernet router control allows direct connection to a computer network for control. Ethernet control is fully compatible with Blackmagic Design’s wide and growing range of software control panels, Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control hardware control panels and the exciting software based Videohub Control for Apple iPad. Ubiquity is the first in a series of third-party solutions that will integrate with the MediaSilo cloud system to give media enterprises a new level of transparency, access, and control over their global content workflows. More information about MediaSilo solutions is available at... “We designed the Compact Videohub to be the world’s largest 3 Gb/s SDI router that’s possible to fit into a impossibly small 2 rack unit size, while still being affordable for everyone”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “Now, with this new affordable price, Compact Videohub is now available to smaller studios on the tightest budgets. Unlike other low cost solutions, with Compact Videohub customers get all the professional features they need without any limitations!” New levels of control and integration Meet the growing demands of your organisation with IPV’s integrated suite of products. Whether its for live production, video repurposing or archive management, IPV simplify the process, drive efficiency and increase profits. Find out more by calling +44 (0)1223 413 690, send an email to, or visit the website at TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 07 TV-BA073JAN13.indd 7 11/01/2013 14:16