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Going green in HD D atavideo has announced a live, real-time HD chroma key and luma key solution. DVK-300HD is an advanced, standalone HD chroma key device and is designed to be easy to operate, and delivers excellent results with minimal user input required. The device can be controlled locally using a directly attached laptop or remotely over an IP network. Integrating cloud content storage management F ront Porch Digital have announced that U.K.-based preservation software company Object Matrix has verified that its MatrixStore digital preservation platform integrates with Front Porch Digital’s LYNX(SM) cloud CSM system, and will begin promoting the combination to its customers. The combined solution would allow Object Matrix customers to optimize the use of their storage by relying on MatrixStore as a local repository and LYNX for offsite deep archiving and disaster recovery. “Most HD chroma key systems are either complex computer-based solutions or are embedded in sophisticated vision mixers. For users that simply need accurate and affordable live keying in a portable device, the DVK-300HD is a great new option” said Allan Leonhardsen of Datavideo’s distributor, Holdan. Fitting into HDMI and SDI-based live environments, the keyer supports SD and HD resolutions up-to 1080P. High resolution backgrounds are ingested via SDI, HDMI or DVI. Such a variety of input connectors makes the device ideal for a variety of workflows: backgrounds can be a live video feed, live computer graphic or a still image, while the primary video can be ingested from virtually any digital camera. Strengthening management team S ystems integration specialist Broadcast Networks has strengthened its management team, focus and skillset by appointing Malcolm Robinson as Director - Media & Broadcast Solutions. A skilled broadcast executive and engineer who gained operational knowledge through experiences with CNN International, NEP Visions and Cine Video, Malcolm brings a wealth of technical knowledge and industry insight to Broadcast Networks. He joins the company from Sony PSE where, as General Manager for Live Production Solutions, he was responsible for the design and build of more than 200 Outside Broadcast vehicles and studios. Innovation is always a key element to broadcasting and while at Sony Malcolm developed the team bringing leading-edge technologies to market. He was central to the development of HD, 3D and recently 4K into the outside broadcast environment. Commenting on his appointment, Malcolm says: “Broadcast Networks has always been a strong brand and one I am well acquainted with, having previously subcontracted many Sony Live Production projects to its highly experienced team of solution architects and project managers. Their passion for innovation and customer satisfaction has always set them apart, so I am thrilled to be joining the company as it undergoes major expansion to secure its position as a leading integration partner. These are exciting times - for us and our customers.” TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 83 NOVEMBER 2013 | 07