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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR Recorder/monitors Field monitors Video Devices, the video division of Sound Devices, has announced a fi rmware update for the PIX-E Series of recording fi eld monitors. Version 1.05 includes several standard lookup tables (LUTs), the ability to utilize custom LUTs, and support for HDMI recording triggers for Panasonic cameras. “The features being added to the PIX-E Series with fi rmware v1.05 are the direct result of requests from users in the industry,” said Paul Isaacs, director of product management and design at Sound Devices. “The variety of LUTs we have added to the monitors enable production professionals to simulate their desired fi nal appearance while still recording the full-dynamic range needed for post production.” Following the update PIX-E users will also have customisable touch-screen options for quick-tap comparison of simulated looks using up to four LUTs. The company has also announced that the PIX- Watch the E5H, which offers HDMI- IBC interview only inputs/outputs, is now shipping. Broadcast Systems Integration Dynamic Broadcast (formerly Visual Unity Global), the provider of the MediaLounge OTT platform, has secured Series C funding to the tune of €1m from management, private investors and 3TS Capital Partners, Dynamic’s existing majority investor. The funding will be used to complete additional modules for MediaLounge and to launch MediaLounge Corporate. Chief executive Arnd Froehlich said: “Modern corporations are ready to implement knowledge based video training. Creation of that video knowledge resource, then management and distribution becomes a headache. MediaLounge Corporate will make these concerns disappear, and save corporations signifi cant amounts on training and video management.” 24 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 106 OCTOBER 2015 At IBC, Atomos showed the 4K/HD 3RU Shogun Studio live recorder, monitor and playback deck for the fi rst time. Targeted at live event producers, broadcasters and mobile production, the device’s dual record channels provide the ability to simultaneously record two separate inputs in resolutions up to 4K 30p or HD 120p or two versions of the same input for parity. The Shogun Studio has dual 7-inch calibrated SuperAtom IPS monitors that allow for collaboration on set. Built in scopes allow for shot setup and 4K to HD down scaling for connection with existing HD infrastructure or multi resolution master/proxy recording. Also at IBC Atomos displayed an upgraded 4K/HD Shogun unit that features Canon Raw to ProRes/DNxHR recording for the C500 and C300 MKII cameras. A 4K upgrade for the Ninja Assassin was also on show paired. Wireless monitors Transvideo launched the StarliteRF at IBC, a fi ve OLED wireless monitor that is based on StarliteHD5 core technologies and has an inbuilt receiver. Small and lightweight, it operates on the 5.8Ghz ISM band, has a top mounted antenna, and a Sony consumer battery connection at the back. The wireless video connectivity incorporated is said to be “without latency, with low loss and with no delay.” The range is 200 feet (61m). Directors, assistant directors, focus pullers and DOPs are the target market. Transvideo said: “These monitors offer a superb and practical display with many analytical features as well as inbuilt recording and playback facilities for H.264 rushes on SD cards. Its compact form factor makes it ideal for weight and size-critical shooting situations.”