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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT STUDIO DESIGN STUDIO FURNITURE AKA Design has won an order for ten custom branded edit desks for ITN Productions. Crafted from oak and leather, and featuring white lacquer details, they are destined for installation in ITN’s in-house post- production area within a new 12-suite facility that will be 4k and HDR capable. ITN Productions is the creative and commercial arm of ITN. It produces content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. “We worked closely with Olly Strous, ITN’s head of post production, to integrate some feature requests, including the ITN logo together with an integrated quiet rack for the CPU,” said Guy Wilson, AKA Design managing director. “The desks fit perfectly with their technology, and will provide ITN Productions with a very stylish, creative area in which to work.” White Mark played a key role in the design and acoustic treatment of Envy’s new advertising post-production facility in London’s Mortimer Street. The studio design consultancy was commissioned to develop layouts and wall construction types for all spaces within the building which features 32 suites across six floors. Special emphasis was placed on the design of the sound mixing facilities, which include a 5.1 surround sound studio, a stereo voice-recording suite and a Dolby Atmos Premix Studio. White Mark managing director David Bell said: “We were asked to design sound studios that featured our usual neutral acoustics in the booths and control rooms. The two big studios are the same size and in both cases the control rooms can accommodate a large seated number of clients. All three rooms have natural monitoring conditions and the same acoustic feel so that work can be easily transferred between each room, and between other rooms that we have designed in other Envy buildings.” whitemark.com akadesign.co.uk GRAPHICS RT Software has launched tOG-2d Pro, a single box offering for overlaying standard 2D graphics on sports, news and entertainment programmes. Featuring integrated playout control and preview options it is based on the company’s established tOG-3d platform and provides customers with a cheaper alternative that uses off-the-shelf hardware. “The tOG-2d Pro is ideal for customers that want high quality graphic outputs but don’t have the need for a complex 3D authoring environment,” said Mike Fredriksen, commercial director, RT Software. “In the past they would have to use a 3D solution to achieve all graphics, which meant they were getting something that was often unnecessarily complex, expensive and with functionality they didn’t need. We’ve seen a lot of demand in the market for an easier approach that, with smart use of pre-rendered sequences as backdrops, delivers graphics that appear to have come from a full-on 3D system.” rtsw.co.uk CODECS Cinegy exhibited at Inter BEE in Japan for the first time in November. The company used the visit to Tokyo to showcase the latest advances in its Daniel2 codec and the core of Cinegy’s production suite. Daniel2, originally designed for high-end NVidia graphics cards, now supports standard SDI cards from vendors such as AJA and Deltacast. Cinegy chief technology officer Jan Weigner said: “While 4k rapidly gains acceptance as a consumer standard, 8k productions are also well underway, particularly in Japan, with trials and firm roll-out dates already announced. However, to make 8k acquisition, production, and ultimately distribution economically viable, broadcasters need to understand how existing GPUs running on standard IT hardware can easily handle 8k, or even 16K, media workflows.” Cinegys GPU-focused DANIEL2 codec can decode up to 1100 frames per second at 8k. cinegy.com 16 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 120 December 2016