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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT CONTENT WORKFLOWS BROADCAST AUDIO Marquis Broadcast is touting a new media management and archive option for Avid users that is based around the integration of Project Parking, its Avid storage management application, with Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl deep storage gateway. The tie-up allows for the retrieval of bins and media from a project in a permanent deep archive. Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast, said: “Because Avid storage is such a valuable commodity the integration’s greatest benefit is the optimisation of space. Parking’s media management enables the identification of duplicate and orphan media. We commonly see 15 to 20 per cent becoming freed-up within a week of implementation.” Cable TV Hong Kong has purchased an additional Calrec Audio Artemis digital audio console, the fifth Artemis in its audio desk line-up. The 40-fader desk is installed in Cable TV’s News Studio 3. Jolly Pro Audio, a Hong Kong-based systems integrator and Calrec’s regional distributor, handled system installation and testing. Andy Leung, executive director, Jolly Pro Audio, said: “After rigorous evaluation and testing, they chose the Artemis because it offers the reliability and usability they require.” A division of iCable Communications, Cable TV Hong Kong offers subscribers news, sports, and entertainment programming through more than 100 channels, 54 of which offer the network’s own locally produced shows. It has been an Artemis user since 2012. Meanwhile, Romania’s Pro TV has upgraded its Calrec installation with the addition of a new Artemis Beam audio console GRAPHICS & POST POST-PRODUCTION Brian Hardman, formerly director of operations at The Farm North, has joined Dock 10 in Salford as its head of broadcast operations for post-production. In a newly created role Hardman will lead on technology and operational matters for Dock 10 and will report into Paul Austin, head of post- production. Hardman, who spent four years at The Farm, said: “The opportunity to get back to the forefront of post- production in a broader role is one that I look forward to immensely. I am delighted to be joining several friends and former colleagues in the talented Dock 10 team, who are doing some amazing and innovative work at the heart of MediaCityUK.” 14 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017 Technology from Pixit Media and NetApp has been installed within a new production storage and disaster recovery set-up being built for Cologne Broadcasting Centre (CBC) in Germany. Included within the infrastructure is a PixStor unified scale-out NAS and SAN system and NetApp E5660 storage arrays. NL-SAS drives have been added to support video production while EF560 all-flash arrays will provide for audio production. The overall infrastructure promises 6 Gbps of video performance to sustain 450 streams of simultaneous XDCAM HD422 at 50Mbps playback. The new storage system is part of a facility upgrade within the graphics and post-production area.