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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Routers Utah Scientific has launched the UHD-12G, a digital routing switcher that can distribute SDI video signals at data rates of SD up to 2160p60 in a single-link interconnect. The router is considered suitable for use during the live acquisition of Ultra HD content. “The UHD-12G is ideal for our enterprise broadcast customers that need to meet the growing demand for UHDTV content, driven by the increase in large-screen UHDTV consumer displays,” said Jeff Levie, chief technology officer, Utah Scientific. “Previously, these customers would have had to process 4K signals through multiple paths using a traditional 3G routing switcher. But the UHD-12G is able to receive, route, and distribute SDI signals up to the latest 4K/60 standards on a single cable, an industry first.” The UHD-12G is compliant with SMPTE ST 2081 and ST 2082 and is available in 32 x 32, 144 x 144, and 288 x 288 frame configurations. Utah Scientific is among the companies to have joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) in recent times. 3D graphics The Foundry has launched the MODO 10 Series, a new incarnation of its content creation application for games, virtual reality, creative media and film and video projects. Built on a next-generation 3D modelling, texturing and rendering platform, the MODO 10 features will be released in a series of three instalments starting with the MODO 10.0v1 which is said to “enable new methods for creating real-time content for games or other immersive experiences such as virtual reality.” Artists can author in MODO and be assured that their assets will look virtually the same in Unity or Unreal Engine, the company said. MODO 10.0v1 will be available in Q2 of 2016. It will be followed by the releases of MODO 10.1 and MODO 10.2. 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 112 APRIL 2016 Automated QC Exhibiting on booth SL5625, Vidcheck has chosen NAB as the US launch venue for a fully scalable version of its Vidchecker automated quality control system. Vidcheck OnDemand is intended for use by television producers, content owners and broadcasters. Vidcheck chief operating officer Howard Twine said: “It is aimed at high-volume users and will be available within an efficient operational-expenditure framework.” Vidchecker OnDemand licences can be deployed in burst mode, either across a public cloud (such as Amazon Web Services or Azure) or across virtual machines forming an on-site private cloud. “The burst mode concept allows customers to employ elastic computing to accommodate practically any scale of workflow,” added Twine. Vidchecker is used for checking file-based video, audio and related metadata before and after distribution to ensure that parameters and levels are correct and ready for transmission.