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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT STORAGE BRANDING AND NEWS PRODUCTION At IBC ChyronHego (stand 7.D11) will place its spotlight on end-to-end workflows for news and sports production, channel branding and tickers, and weather production. Among the products on show will be CAMIO Universe. Making its European debut, this is a software-based newsroom production ecosystem that controls ChyronHego’s Lyric graphics creation environment. It also offers template- based tools that dovetail with the company’s Hybrid for virtual graphics, the Metacast weather graphics offering, the PowerClips multi-format production clip server, the GS2 Multi-Touch touch-screen-generation platform and the VidiGo Live Compositor video switcher. For live sports, ChyronHego will show the Paint telestration and analysis software, the Virtual Placement family of products and LyricX. Also at IBC ChyronHego will exhibit the Click Effects live stadium presentations product family that it bought as part of an acquisition of Sound & Video Creations earlier this year. In related news, Dr Neil Foster has been appointed as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. At IBC Sonnet Technologies will showcase its Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash drive. A pocket-sized solid-state drive (SSD) storage device, it is capable of transferring data at speeds of over 2,100 MB/s and is equipped with 512GB of flash storage. The drive is considered to be an alternative to portable SATA-based hard disk drives, SSD storage devices and USB thumb drives. Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies, said: “Blazing-fast Thunderbolt 3 data transfer solutions are beginning to make their appearance on the market. Our brand-new offerings enable users to ingest, store, and manage 4K video content faster than ever before.” Fusion connects to any Windows computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port via a user-replaceable captive 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable. The device is bus-powered and so requires no power adapter. 3D ANIMATION Autodesk used Siggraph to showcase Maya 2017, an update of its 3D animation software. This latest version includes, for the first time, the Arnold renderer, the technology absorbed into Autodesk as part of its acquisition of Solid Angle in April. Maya 2017 also includes workflow upgrades and new tools including a Time Editor that can be used for creating and editing clip-based non-linear animation. Also new is the Interactive Groom Splines that includes a set of brushes for speeding up work when grooming hair and fur in XGen. In addition, the Content Browser, and Workspaces, capabilities allow Maya to be arranged to suit the user. CLOUD EDITING Forbidden Technologies, the developer of Forscene, has secured a new partnership with Australian technology supplier Digistor. Under the non-exclusive agreement Digistor will become Forscene’s first Australian service provider and representat the software in Australian and New Zealand. Digistor supplies technology for VFX, post-production, broadcasting and digital media and has worked with Network Nine Australia, Channel Seven News, ITV Australia, Endemol Shine Australia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from offices in Sydney and Melbourne. “Our customers are increasingly looking to cloud-based editing, post- production, storage, compute and distribution solutions in order to better satisfy the escalating demand for content creation and distribution in ever more formats on tighter budgets,” said Andrew Mooney, managing director at Digistor. 16 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016