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WORLD NEWS TVB Hong Kong upgrades Wowing Lennon Bus visitors P Q -Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps greeted visitors to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus throughout IBC2013. In continuous demonstration adjacent to the entrance, the Q-Ball gave visitors immediate experience of the high-efficiency ultra-modern systems deployed throughout the truck. Like its sister vehicle in the US, the Lennon Bus is staffed by a crew of three producer/ engineers. Its schedule encompasses stops at local schools, colleges and festivals, providing free tours and workshops in which young people produce original songs, audio recordings, broadcast quality music videos and live streamed events. layBox Technology announced at IBC2013 the completion of a major upgrade to the playout facilities at the studios of Hong Kong’s largest independent broadcaster, Television Broadcasts Ltd (TVB). The project, which also included customer training, was completed together with the engineering team from Mediatech (International) Ltd, the local PlayBox Technology partner, and was finalized with the installation of 26 servers at the network’s headquarters in TVB City, Kowloon. The installation encompassed nine high definition 24/7 channels. Seven of them are already on air and the others are in precommission testing. European introduction of S-Log2 option L eader Instruments chose the 2013 IBC show for the European launch of a major enhancement to its LV5330 video production monitor and LV5380 video multi-SDI signal analyser. Leader is adding support for the S-Log gamma correction system used in Sony’s F65 digital cinematography camera. “High-specification cameras such as the Sony F65 employ S-Log2 or similar gamma responses to extend the dynamic range of cameras almost to that of film while retaining the ease of use and flexibility of using a digital medium,” explains George Gonos, President of Leader Instruments Corporation. “Dynamic range is substantially improved and pixel count is hugely increased, requiring extremely accurate focus adjustment. With this new monitoring feature, the LV5330 and LV5380 are fully capable of emulating an S-Log display over the entire dynamic range. TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 82 OCTOBER 2013 | 09