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rom crafting on-air scripts to producing and editing
interviews, University of Hartford’s STN Channel 2
encourages students to get their feet wet in the broad-
cast field early on. Each week, students are tasked with
creating a 30-minute live broadcast covering cam-
pus, local, national and world news, which airs on the
university’s network and online. Throughout production
and post, participants are given access to a newsroom
equipped with the latest cameras, editing gear and
storage including a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
System to assist with the management of large video
files. STN 2 added a Facilis TerraBlock 24EX Shared Storage
System to its workflow last year in an effort to acceler-
ate post production. Andrew Mannino, General Man-
ager and Chief Engineer, STN 2, said, My predecessor
looked at several solutions on the market, but ultimately
went with TerraBlock, because it had expandability op-
tions in terms of speed that
others could not match.
www.polar-graphics.com New Drift camera
he Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company has
released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for
Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabiliz-
er options for filming enthusiasts and professionals.
The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the
new Apple Powerful commercial, lets users capture the
action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally
associated with hand-held video.
www.tiffen.com RAID 5 SATA storage system
with quad interface
S onnet Technologies has announced the launch of the Fusion™ QR, a
compact and portable four-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system. The Fusion
QR replaces the company’s Fusion D400QR5, which also offered reliable and
affordable RAID 5 storage. Like the legacy system, the Fusion QR integrates a
high-performance RAID 5 controller for maximum versatility, critical data protec-
tion, and added value, and offers a flexible quad interface that includes eSATA,
dual FireWire 800, and USB 3.0.
www.sonnettech.com Setting the industry
standard for 20 years
V inten® is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its renowned range of Vec-
tor pan and tilt heads.
The seven pan and tilt heads that make up the range include the Vector 75, based
on the ground breaking Vector 70 model, which camera operators rated so highly
it quickly became the industry standard for both studio and OB applications. The
family also incorporates the award winning Vector 430, the Vector 950 and Vector
750, which have received global praise for outstandingly smooth and responsive
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