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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT BROADCAST AUDIO Calrec has completed its first deal in France, selling Apollo, Artemis, and Artemis Light consoles to OB firm AMP Visual TV. The kit will be installed in a new truck, the Millennium Signature 12, and will make its debut during coverage of the Le Mans 24 Hour motor race. “In a market dominated by one of our biggest competitors, [this] is a huge milestone for our company,” said Calrec Audio international sales manager Florent Chaouby. The 76 square metre UHD-capable truck includes a 56-fader Apollo, a 24-fader Artemis Light and a 16-fader Artemis sidecar that can be used to extend the other two consoles. VIRTUAL SETS Sixty has delivered a new weather studio for the Norwegian broadcasting company TV 2. The studio is a complete virtual set with flexible functionality that also enables the use of augmented reality. It utilises Vizrt’s Viz Engine for real-time 3D graphics. Sixty said that TV 2 Norway wanted “more flexibility, allowing them to move away from the traditional weather forecast to one that would allow forecasts to be delivered in a livelier, more engaging way.” A further requirement was to make the weather studio appear larger than it actually is. “The new studio combines a traditional virtual set with augmented reality, meaning it gets the best of both worlds,” said Kjetil Horneland, chief executive at Sixty. “Augmented reality also allows the weather show to be broadcast from outside the studio for events and special occasions, giving the broadcaster significant flexibility.” 360° EDITING Adobe recently announced new features to Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Audition and After Effects which will be available to Creative Cloud members soon. Of particular note and responding to the enormous excitement around immersive video experiences, Premiere Pro offers powerful support for VR Video workflows. You can import equi-rectangular stitched video media and – with a click of a button in the monitors – enter VR Video mode, which allows you to use pan and tilt controls to preview the experience inside the sphere. You can even click-drag directly on the video clip and freely pan around so you know what your viewer would be seeing when looking in a given direction. When you’re ready to share, you can easily add a metadata flag to ensure you’ll get the full panoramic experience on supported sites like YouTube and Facebook. 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 114 JUNE 2016