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09/09/2014

Polar Graphics Prepares For IBC2014

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Polar Graphics will be representing the latest in storage products and signal processing at this year's IBC show.

Bluefish444 (Stand 7.J07) having recently announced support for Avid Media Composer v8, the company will show their Fluid Ingestore which makes ingest faster and easier.
Utilising only an SDI video cable INGESTORE enables workstations to capture uncompressed and AVID compatible DNxHD media with minimum operator intervention. Using the embedded time-code data in SDI INGESTORE can automatically trigger the start and stop of captures at pre-defined segments, or by using Auto- Record mode generate new media files for each new take based on time-code interruptions. Fluid INGESTORE harnesses the power of all Bluefish444 video cards. For example, Epoch |4K Supernova and its 4 HD/SD SDI connections will enable systems to simultaneously capture four streams in real time.

Getting data ingested quickly is step one, then you may need to store and share it across multiple edit suites each running different software. Facilis Terrablock (Stand 7.E08) offers the most cost effective shared storage with the best performance. Using the Facilis Shared File System data can be shared across workstations running Avid, Adobe, Final Cut, Assimilate Scratch, Autodesk Smoke/Flame and at high speeds capable of 1 stream of 4K DPX in a single chassis. Connection is also easy as every volume is writable to 1/10Gb Ethernet and 4/8/16Gb Fibre Channel at the same time, with no per-seat fees or licensing of any kind. They will show their latest features, which include 40GbE connection, improvements to the GUI and cascading volumes and volume management.

If you don’t need to collaborate and need dedicated direct attached storage then Stardom Storage (7.G09) offers some of the fastest and most reliable RAID enclosures in the market. From 2 bay to 8 bay versions with multiple connectivity including the new low cost Thunderbolt RAID DR8-TB.

In the control room you will need to monitor all your sources on one large monitor. Polar also represent Apantac Multi-viewers (Stand 8.E37) and at IBC they will show their latest TAHOMA IP Multiviewers. They support 4 to 16 local or remote IP/ASI streams and accepts SD, HD, and 3G video formats for multi-image display on a single high resolution monitor. It offers superb video decoding technology with support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 video compression formats, as well as MPEG-1 Layer 2 and AAC audio compression formats. Formats are supported at resolutions up to 1080P, 1920x1080P at 50/60 Hz.

With more blue/green screen work than ever, Ultimatte Corporation (7.C27) continue to lead the field with their unique hardware based compositing systems. Recently they were used on the BBC Local & European elections.

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