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RESTORATION Kinografik, a Paris-based boutique facility that specialises in the re-mastering of film, has purchased a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner to add to its 4k mastering workflow. The company has also added a DaVinci Resolve colour grading suite. Founder Arnaud Gallinire said the tools will be used to restore films shot in the 1980s and 1990s as well as producing and processing digital scans for filmmakers who continue to shoot on film today. “The decision to focus on independent film from this period was due to the restoration process not being as complex,” said Arnaud. “We offer re-mastering services for more recent films as these tend to be less fragile. We then produce a high quality master that content owners can make available to distributors and Internet platforms in DCP 4k format.” In related news, Blackmagic has announced a DaVinci Resolve software update (v12.5.3) that includes support for importing and exporting projects from the latest version of Final Cut Pro X. AUDIO ROUTING NTP Technology exhibited the latest enhancements to its DAD AX32 ultra-high quality audio converter and its Penta 720/721 digital audio routers in Paris during SATIS 2016 and in Cologne at the 29th Tonmeistertagung. On show was AX32 firmware version 2.0 which increases matrix capacity to 1,500 x 1,500 non-blocking cross points for routing and splitting any input to one or more outputs. Also displayed was the latest version of its Visual Matrix Control (VMC) routing software. VMC is a configurable Windows-based user interface for managing audio routing between studios. It was demoed in a system based on an NTP Penta 720 MADI router with a Blue NET enabled 635 controller interconnecting an AX32 Eucon-enabled postproduction system. CONTENT WORKFLOWS Marquis Broadcast has added S3 Cloud Storage support to its Medway and Partial File Retrieve (PFR) applications. For the Medway media centric middleware, S3 storage can be a source or destination while PFR can host media indexes in the cloud, allowing multiple applications to access cloud-hosted content to single frame accuracy. Paul Glasgow, sales and marketing director at Marquis, said: “Because Marquis already provides integrated workflows to broadcasters we are well positioned to help them transition these to the cloud. We have now developed Medway to support S3 natively, with PFR using standard production file types with cloud hosted indices. By leveraging our partner eco structure we can help accelerate workflow migration by offering Medway Migration, Workflow, Storage and Integration now as a service.” Marquis has also announced that Soho based post-production group The Farm has installed Workspace parking as a business continuity solution for Avid edit storage. VIDEOTAPE The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced that BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and UKTV will no longer accept the delivery of new programmes on videotape after 1 October 2017. Although AS-11 files have been the preferred delivery method since 2014, some programmes, including those delivered close to transmission, are still provided on tape. “By choosing a date that is nearly a year away, everyone has the time to plan for the end of the use of tape,” said DPP managing director Mark Harrison. Acquired and repeated programming may still be delivered as tape, by agreement, the DPP added.