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WORLD NEWS New deal sounds great L eading microphone manufacturer DPA Microphones has consolidated its position in the market by joining forces with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm that focuses on acquiring strong and growing businesses. The Riverside Company’s investment in DPA Microphones will allow DPA to significantly expand its operation and grow the company at a much faster pace. Blackmagic Cameras for Slumville Sunrise music video B lackmagic Design have announced that director Shane Meadows shot Jake Bugg’s latest music video on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera, and completed color correction on DaVinci Resolve. “DPA is already a very successful and profitable company, which has been experiencing a 15% increase in sales, year on year, for the last five years,” says DPA’s CFO Christian Hoff. “With Riverside involved, we anticipate even stronger sales growth in the next five years.” www.dpamicrophones.com Nottingham born singer songwriter Jake has taken the UK and European music scene by storm since his self-titled debut was launched in 2012. Shane and Jake met in London during a Stone Roses concert, which Jake was supporting. As this was from Jakes second album, there was a conscious desire on Meadows part to show a different side to the artist. “I really wanted to do something that was less cool, which he is, while still having fun with it. The Slumville Sunrise lyrics and meanings helped shape the locations, costume, feel and effects of the video. Blackmagic’s cameras were unbelievably manoeuvrable, which meant we could react more quickly to changes in the environment, while also being a little more spontaneous. During set piece scenarios we were able to use all of the two Pocket Cinema Cameras and one Blackmagic Cinema Camera in very small spaces because they were so small making coverage and locations easier to handle. This really complemented the fun nature of the shoot as we could chop and change, or grab anything interesting as we went along without worrying about long set ups,” said Meadows. Automated workflow efficiency The Super 16 sensor on the Pocket Cinema Cameras gave the project a really raw documentary feel, which matched Jakes costume and the low key locations, furthering the organic feeling of the video as a whole. At the same time, the Pocket Cinema Cameras were of a quality that could stand up to the Micro Four Thirds sensor of the Blackmagic Cinema, which we were using as our main camera.” NVerzion, a leading provider of cutting-edge tools for digital broadcasting and television station automation, has announced that California PBS member station KVIE-TV has rebuilt its master control with the NVerzion automation system. The NVerzion system leverages software enhancements and modern hardware technologies that dramatically increase the speed of KVIE-TV’s file-based workflow and lower the station’s capital expense. http://youtu.be/p4wTRbW0aos www.nverzion.com “The sensitivity and latitude afforded by the 13 stops of dynamic range on both cameras meant we were able to shoot largely with only incidental lighting, or daylight, making them incredibly versatile on location. The cameras have great adaptability, latitude and quality - at times too good for this video - so we actually pulled down some of the quality of the images to achieve the look we wanted. 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 85 JANUARY 2014