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WORLD NEWS A cost-effective choice for the post-production broadcast server market EditShare® demonstrated the latest addition to its Geevs family of broadcast servers, Geevs Post, at NAB 2013. Designed to shake up the post-production industry by offering an affordable alternative without compromising on specification or access to the latest technology, Geevs Post is set to be the most cost-effective solution within the entire industry. Geevs Post is a completely scalable, multipurpose ingest server and playout solution designed specifically for the post- production industry. It integrates seamlessly with EditShares central storage and Flow Media Asset Management, offering full integration with Flow projects, while sequences can be created in Post and edited in Flow, or vice-versa. V-Lok adaptors for Sony F5 & F55 More creative options with new Slimlight Kits T he Tiffen Company is now shipping the brand newLowel® SlimLight© Rifa Blender and Lowel SlimLight Rifa Pro Kits. Combining the popular Rifa eX 44 with the Lowel Blender LED (SlimLight Rifa Blender) and the 200W Pro-light (Lowel SlimLight Rifa Pro), Lowel has created one of the industry’s most portable and powerful lighting kits. The new SlimLight Rifa Blender and SlimLight Rifa Pro Kits are perfect for today’s large-sensor DSLRs and compact digital cinema cameras in situations where you are running into the city to do a quick interview, doing doc work, or shooting a video podcast for a client, says Jem Schofield, producer and educator, theC4. All are extremely portable, extremely flexible, and provide a complete solution for small shoots. Hawk-Woods have launched two new V-Lok adaptors with Sony’s PMW-F55 & PMW-F5 camcorders in mind.   These new adaptors have been designed to be unobtrusive, versatile and rugged units which follow the compact dimensions of the F5, F55 and Sonys BP- FL-75 battery, whilst providing power outputs to suit a wide range of accessories and auxiliary devices. Installation of these new adaptors couldnt be easier they simply sit between the camera and the battery using the existing V-Lok fittings.   The VL-CA7 provides three ‘Power-Con’ (or ‘D-Tap’) connections at the batterys nominal  voltage and the VL-CA6  has two Power-Con outputs as well as two 24-volt Fischer RS outputs, a built-in battery ‘fuel gauge’ and a radio- mic bracket suitable for use with all Hawk-Woods RMH radio mic holders. Nucomm Newscoder 4 Decoder I ntegrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, debuted its Nucomm Newscoder 4 Decoder (NCRx4), a rack- mountable compact HD/SD MPEG2/4 decoder, at the 2013 NAB SHOW last month. The NCRx4 features superb MPEG-4 H.264 SD and HD decoding, enabling broadcasters to decode HD content efficiently over the same infrastructure they use to transmit SD or MPEG-2 content. This gives broadcasters the ability to significantly upgrade their capabilities without having to fully invest in a complete MPEG-4 system upgrade. Ideally suited for traditional broadcast, sports and entertainment and ENG applications, the Nucomm NCRx4 is a small, low-power, HD/SD video/audio decoder with ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI and composite output signals as well as AES decryption. 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 77 MAY 2013 TV-BAY077MAY13.indd 22 02/05/2013 21:17