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NEWS Canonisation of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II in 4k T he ceremony to mark the canonisation of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II took place on 27 April (as tv-bay goes to print) in St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, and was broadcast in 4k Ultra HD using Sony PMW-F55 cameras in a studio set-up. The occasion presented a new and important opportunity to put the revolutionary characteristics of 4k to the test, not only in terms of production but also in terms of enriching the quality of archived content. The event was produced by the Vatican Television Centre (CTV) in partnership with Sony and Sky Italia, and with technological support from DBW Communication and Eutelsat. The event was broadcast live in 4k at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican. Thanks to partner, Prevost Srl, there was also be a live 3D broadcast of the event in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, the birthplace of Pope John XXIII, using a Sony SRX-R515P projector. As a result of collaboration between Sony, Sky Italia and Eutelsat, spectators were able to experience the moment in 3D and feel as if they were in St Peter’s Square. www.pro.sony.eu The best sync in the industry R ed Giant have released the PluralEyes 3.5 update to its Shooter Suites automated audio/video sync tool. One of the editing industry’s most popular tools, PluralEyes literally saves hours or even days of audio/video syncing work by analyzing the audio from all devices and automatically syncing them up with the touch of a button. www.redgiant.com Workﬂow solution for Phantom Flex4k camera C odex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4k camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving. Vault is a modular system that enables the playback of 4k material to a 4k monitor for review, QC and basic colour grading, as well as providing fast, reliable transfers to internal storage, metadata management and archiving to LTO tape. Powerful GPU-based processing facilitates fast but extremely high quality transcoding to h.264, Apple ProRes 4444, Avid DNxHD 444 and uncompressed RGB formats. www.codexdigital.com 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 89 MAY 2014