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Live production 3D Storm, the distributor of LiveXpert products, has adopted NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI) for its DELTA-stat IP, FingerWorks and LiveCG Football. With NDI enabled, LiveXpert systems will be recognisable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. The new protocol is available as a royalty free software developer kit (SDK). Monitor/recorders Standards conversion Gearhouse Broadcast has bought 14 Alchemist HD SDI converters from SAM (Snell Advanced Media). The units will be made available for broadcasters covering the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the UEFA Euro 2016 football championships. Edward Tischler, head of projects at Gearhouse Broadcast, said: “We’ve had a significant number of broadcasters contact us to rent Alchemist, and we expect that interest to grow as these two major sporting events draw closer.” The Alchemist Ph.C-HD converts between 1080p, HD, and SD broadcast standards and formats. Transvideo’s StarliteRF was on show at BVE. The 5-inch 3G-SDI touch screen OLED wireless monitor-recorder has a built-in receiver and is totally cable-free making it suitable for directors, camera assistants, focus pullers and DOPs. Emily Jane Robinson, cinematographer and founder of Emmyland, said: “I saw the new Transvideo StarliteRF wireless monitor-recorder at BSC Expo and I’ll be adding that to complete my ALEXA Mini set up. Either attached to the ARRI WCU-4 remote for my focus puller, or in the directors hand if we are pulling focus manually, with the StarliteRF, I can hook up just one tiny receiver to my rig and send out a perfect image to the director or focus puller.” KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 111 MARCH 2016 | 11 TV-BAY111MARCH_Book.indb 11 11/03/2016 17:16