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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Editing shortcut keyboard IT hardware Editors Keys has successfully reached its target goal on a Kickstarter Campaign set-up to help it bring to market a backlit editing shortcut keyboard. With pledges now beyond £10,000 the Manchester-based company can start the production process on a device designed to both help editors working in dimly lit environments and ease eye strain. CorePost managing director Matt Brown said: “Having spent the majority of my career in rooms where lighting is minimal, I can’t emphasise enough the benefit that this keyboard will have for editors and colourists alike.“ Avid workstation and server specialists LA Micro UK is expanding into a second unit adjacent to its current building, effectively doubling the size of its premises. The company says that is has been growing steadily over the last three years and has increased its team by 25% in the last six months. The additional space will be used to accommodate a larger sales office, and to provide more engineering and test labs and additional warehouse space. LA Micros core business is IT hardware brokerage, offering both re- new and refurbished servers, workstations and parts. Conversion and retiming Wohler Technologies and Cinnafilm are to receive a 2014 Engineering Excellence Award from the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) for their Tachyon Wormhole breakthrough. The file-based standards conversion and retiming transcoding solution gives content creators and broadcasters the flexibility to adjust projects to hit a specific time budget while creating final deliverable assets. The HPA Engineering Excellence Awards highlight companies and individuals that draw upon technical and creative ingenuity and apply it to real- world post-production demands while raising the profile of breakthrough technologies. The award will be presented on 6 November 6 in Los Angeles. 20 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 95 NOVEMBER 2014 TV-BAY095NOV14.indd 20 06/11/2014 13:05