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Adobe Encore Reaches End-Of-Life

by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS)

Some potential bad news for DVD and Blu-Ray creators using Adobe products. Adobe has announced that Encore, their DVD / Blu-Ray creation software, has reached End-of-Life status. This means there will be no Encore CC.

According to a FAQ section on Adobe.com, “The trend in the video and broadcast industry is moving away from physical media distribution. The future is in cloud and streaming content. Therefore we are focusing more on products that deliver to streaming services. For example, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Premiere Pro CC include a new feature allowing users to create iPad-ready video with QuickTime chapter markers. The Encore CS6 version will be the final release of this product.”

Encore CS6 is still available for those subscribing to Creative Cloud, though it will no longer be updated. As far as technical support goes, Adobe says, “Yes, Adobe will continue to offer support for installation and registration issues associated with Adobe Encore. Additionally, the online support resources will allow customers to access existing documentation, as well as tap into community support via the product forums. Customers who have maintenance agreements with Adobe can be confident they will continue to receive support for the duration of their contract.”

A few things to note about using Encore with Premiere Pro CC – dynamic linking will no longer work between Premiere Pro CC and Encore CS6.

But what about OS updates? Adobe’s website says, “Encore CS6 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) and Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Please note that Encore CS6 support for future operating system updates or new hardware platforms will not be provided.” Or in other words, wait for someone else to test a Windows 8.1 machine for Encore CS6 compatibility before upgrading your Windows-based box if you require Encore CS6.

This is not the first DVD-authoring package to reach end-of-life status. Apple’s DVD Studio Pro was done away with in 2011. It had been part of Final Cut Studio, which was discontinued shortly after the introduction of Final Cut Pro X. Even then, DVD Studio Pro was essentially the same piece of software from 2006 until Final Cut Studio’s demise in 2011.

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Tactical Fiber Systems A Leading Provider of Cost Effective Fiber Based Transmission Systems for Video Production

Tactical Fiber Systems A Leading Provider of Cost Effective Fiber Based Transmission Systems for Video Production

In the past , the use of fiber technology in video production was limited mainly to broadcasters and producers with deep pockets. But the recent availability of low cost fiber transmission components is a “game changer” that enables us to deliver value priced fiber systems that anyone can afford. TFS strives to make the selection process fast & easy with cost effective cables and combination packages shipped directly to you from our factory in Boca Raton, Florida.

Our Tactical Fiber cables are military grade and perfect for repeat use in the field.They are highly durable, protected by kevlar and can withstand heavy foot traffic. Yet, they are lightweight, compact and easily transportable — i.e a 500 foot TFS reel weighs only 18 pounds and requires a square foot of space. TFS tactical fiber cables meet strict testing standards to satisfy a variety of applications – from military use to sporting events to corporate commercials.

We value our customers and strive to exceed their expectations. If you have questions, our knowledgeable staff is more than happy to assist you in selecting a product and/or package that suits your specific needs and budget.

Tactical Fiber Products

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Tactical Fiber & Reel

Tactical Fiber cable reels with Duplex LC Connectors

TFS Military grade single mode tactical fiber in lengths of 250′ to 2000′ delivered on a premium quality Schill reel for all your broadcasting and studio needs. Each reel contains 15′ of cable on the side of the reel. Reel-out just what you need to a camera and then connect the 15′ to the studio side. Compatible with all Blackmagic-Design, AJA, Multidyne and Telecast products with LC Duplex Inputs. (Termination with ST or FC connectors available.)

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Neutrik Tactical Fiber and Reel

Tactical Fiber cable reels with Neutrik opticalCON Duo Connectors

TFS Military grade Tactical Fiber is now available with Neutrik opticalCON connectors in lengths of 250 to 2,000 feet offering the ultimate protection against dirt and physical damage during remote video production. Compatible with Blackmagic-Design ATEM Camera/Studio converters equipped withTFS Neutrik opticalCON Cable Adapters / opticalCON Patch Panels. Also compatible with Telecast and Microdyne systems equipped with Neutrik opticalCON sockets.

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SDI to Fiber Transceivers

ATEM Camera Converter

  • Provides fiber based connectivity for cameras with SDI or HDMI outputs up to 28 miles!
  • Transceives Bi-Directional HD/SD-SDI or HDMI video, intercom and two audio signals!
  • Battery and AC powered. Battery charge lasts about 5 hours. Optional external battery for 17 hours of continuous operation available.
  • Solves long distance connectivity problems for any venue requiring camera runs more than the approximately 300′ limit of copper coaxial cable.

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Neutrik Camera Adapter

for ATEM Camera Converter (Patent Pending)

TFS’s patent pending Neutrik opticalCON Cable Adapter converts the duplex LC socket on the ATEM Camera Converter to a Neutrik opticalCON socket for use with TFS Tactical Fiber cables terminated with opticalCON connectors. Neutrik’s opticalCON connectors are self-protected against contamination offering the ultimate protection against dirt and physical damage during remote video production. More expensive, but well worth it in the long run!

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Quad Base Module

ATEM Studio Converter – Quad Base Module

  • Contains FOUR Independent Optical Fiber converters in a one rack unit chassis to connect up to FOUR ATEM Camera Converters
  • Includes a built-in two way intercom to all cameras.
  • Can be interconnected to additional ATEM Studio Converters for connection to an unlimited number of ATEM Camea Converters. One Studio Converter will handle up to 4 Camera Converters. Two Studio Converters handle up to 8 Camera Converters, etc.

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opticalCon Patch Panel

TFS opticalCON Patch Panel for ATEM Studio Converter

Converts ATEM Studio Converter’s LC sockets to Neutrik opticalCON sockets. Available with four or eight opticalCON sockets. Use it with camera converters modified with TFS opticalCON Socket Adapter kits and TFS Tactical Fiber with Neutrik opticalCON connectors.

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ClearComm Interface

ClearCom / RTS Intercom Interface

Communicate with your camera crew on both fiber and wired ClearCom or RTS party line systems using a single headset!
The TFS ClearCom/RTS Interface links the Blackmagic-Design Studio Converter or single Camera Converter System to a wired ClearCom or RTS party line system. It includes a patch cable that connects to the headset/mic inputs of either a Studio Converter (when used with multi-fiber links) or a Camera Converter (when used with single fiber links). A standard 3 pin XLR cable connects it to any standard ClearCom or RTS 3 pin XLR Base Station or Belt-Pak connections. It’s self-powered by the ClearCom or RTS connection and does not require additional external power.

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Multi-Camera System

Multi-Camera System

Each custom configured TFS system includes one or more Base Modules, a number of Camera Interfaces with built-in battery power as desired, Intercom Headsets and TFS tactical fiber on reels for easy deployment.

Camera Interfaces connect to Base Modules located near your switcher. Each single 1 RU (rack-unit) Base Module communicates with up to four camera interfaces which can be daisy chained to communicate with any number of camera interfaces. Customize your system with a choice of 500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750 or 2,000 foot reels of our durable but lightweight tactical fiber.

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Single-Camera System

Single Camera System

Free your camera from the constraints of copper cable and be miles from your switcher!

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Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt Docking Station

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock - Thunderbolt Docking Station

Connect Your Computer and Peripherals Together with One Cable

Sonnet’s Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock enables you to connect any computer with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through a single Thunderbolt cable (sold separately), an especially handy ability for notebook users. Simply plug in your printer, keyboard, mouse, cable modem, headphones, speakers, microphone, and iPhone® or iPod® dock, and other devices to the Echo dock with their supplied cables, and connect your computer to the dock with a Thunderbolt cable. When it’s time to disconnect your computer, just unplug the Thunderbolt cable! The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock gives you plenty of interfaces to choose from, including USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire® 800, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio input, 3.5 mm audio output, and Thunderbolt.

Computer Peripherals

Optical DVD or Blu-Ray Disc

Your Choice of DVD±RW or Blu-Ray Drive

If you’ve purchased a new iMac®, MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro® with Retina® Display, or one of many Ultrabook™ computers, you may have noticed something’s missing—an optical drive. Not to worry, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock has you covered—it includes your choice of DVD±RW drive, or Blu-ray Disc™ player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW). For those who purchase the Blu-ray drive model, you’ll find the included Blu-ray player software for OS X® is very handy, enabling you to watch Blu-ray movies on your computer or attached monitor.

Key Features

Connects Your Peripherals with One Cable—Connect your peripherals to the Echo dock; connect your computer to and disconnect it from the dock using one Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

Provides Multiple Interfaces—Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, and Gigabit Ethernet

Adds an Optical Drive to Your Computer—Choose between an 8x DVD±RW drive or, optionally, a Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)

Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support for OS X—When purchased with the Blu-ray drive option, Mac Blu-ray player software is included

Supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD Installation—Install a 2.5″ or 3.5″ 6 Gb/s SATA drive inside the dock

Flexible Design—Front and rear USB 3.0 and audio ports, plus the ability to be placed horizontally or vertically, provide the dock great flexibility in use

Wide Range of Display Connection Options—Select from a variety of inexpensive Mini DisplayPort to popular display interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, VGA and Dual-Link DVI

Compatible with Thunderbolt Macs—Supports any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.8.2+

Rugged Aluminum Design with Multiple Ports

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Port LogosSonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock for maximum flexibility in use. The rugged aluminum case may be set horizontally, or vertically to save space on the desktop. For your convenience, USB 3.0, audio input, and audio output ports are placed on both the front and back of the enclosure, so you can leave frequently used devices connected to the back, and Aluminum Logoconnect devices you disconnect more often to the front. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock to support daisy chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals, and to be placed anywhere in a Thunderbolt device chain. You can even connect a Thunderbolt display, or other monitor type with an appropriate adapter, so you’re not limited to a single type of display interface. Depending on the display, you could even place it on top of the Echo dock.

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Overview

Space for More Storage

Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or SSD (solid state drive). The fast 6 Gb/s SATA interface supports an HDD at its maximum speeds, and an SSD at up to 380 MB/s. Add a high-capacity drive to use as your Mac computer’s Time Machine® drive, to back up your Mac’s drive, or to store your ever growing media library. Or, you can add a high-performance SSD for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Best of all, the drive sits inside the Echo dock, so you don’t have to clutter your desk space with an external hard drive and its power brick and cable clutter to add more storage. Don’t feel like adding a drive yourself? Sonnet also offers the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock equipped with a 2TB HDD on the DVD±RW drive model and 2TB or 4TB HDD on the Blu-ray drive model, available exclusively through the Sonnet online store. The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock also supports booting from an installed drive on your Mac, enabling you to make repairs to or recover data from a problematic drive in your computer.

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Time Machine Backup

Add an Internal Drive for the Perfect Time Machine Backup Companion.
The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock supports the installation of a 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch 6 Gb/s SATA HDD or SSD, providing you an ideal solution for adding storage capacity to use as your Mac computer’s Time Machine drive, or to back up your Mac’s drive, without having to connect another external drive and its power brick.

Connecting a Display to the Dock

The Thunderbolt port on your computer is essentially a Mini DisplayPort video connection that adds high speed PCIe for data. This means that there is a broad range of inexpensive adapters (sold separately) that can bridge between Mini DisplayPort and common display interface types. Display interface types that can be connected to your Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock via Thunderbolt include:

• Thunderbolt Display – Direct Connect
• Mini DisplayPort – Direct Connect
• HDMI – Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
• Dual Link DVI – Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
• DVI – Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
• VGA – Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Connected to Thunderbolt Display
Thunderbolt Display Adapters

Extend DVI, USB 2.0, RS-232 and Analog Audio up to 6,600 feet (2000 meters)

The DVI 3600HD allows you to operate a single DVI-compliant computer from two workstations, by extending DVI, USB 2.0, analog audio, and RS-232 from the computer to the remote workstation. USB peripherals can be placed at either of the two locations, by the Sender or Receiver unit

How It Works

The DVI 3600HD consists of a Sender and a Receiver unit. The Sender unit connects to the computer’s DVI-compliant video card output, analog audio jack, RS-232 port, and USB 2.0 port. The DVI 3600HD Receiver unit connects to the remote display and peripherals. Four strands of LC fiber optic cable connect the Sender and Receiver units together.

The DVI 3600HD has two modes of USB operation. When in local mode, the computer sees USB devices connected to the Sender unit. When in remote mode, the computer sees USB devices connected to the Receiver unit. These two modes are configured using a switch on the front panel of the Sender unit.

Note:  Extension distance will depend on the type of fiber media used:

Single-mode fiber: WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution @ 6,600 ft. (2000m)

Multi-mode fiber: WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution @ 1,650 ft. (500m)

Features
  • Extends DVI, USB2.0, RS-232, and analog audio up to 6,600 feet (2000 meters) with single-mode fiber, and up to 1,650 feet (500 meters) with multi-mode fiber
  • Supports video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200
  • Uses four-strand single-mode or multi-mode LC-terminated fiber cables
  • Supports Virtual DDC1 and DDC2B protocols
  • Supports Local and Virtual EDIDs
  • Supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
  • Configurable to allow access of USB devices located at Sender Side or Receiver Side
  • Rack-mountable (rack ears included)
Specifications
  • Maximum Pixel Clock: 165MHz
  • Video Input Connector (Sender): (1) DVI-D (24 pin), female (digital only)
  • Video Monitor Output Connector (Sender): (1) DVI-D (24 pin), female (digital only)
  • Audio Input Connector (Sender) (1) 3.5 mm mini-stereo jack
  • Audio Output Connector (Receiver) (1) 3.5 mm mini-stereo jack
  • USB Host Connector (Sender): (1) USB Type B
  • USB Local Device Connectors (Sender): (2) USB Type A, female
  • USB Device Connectors (Receiver): (4) USB Type A, female
  • RS-232 Port (Sender): (1) DB-9, female
  • RS-232 Port (Receiver): (1) DB-9, male
  • Link Connectors (Sender / Receiver): (4) Type LC fiber connectors (2 x LC Duplex)
  • Fiber Cable: CAB-LC-XXX (62.5μ multi-mode)
  • Console Connector (Sender / Receiver): (1) RJ-45 jack (for future use)
  • Power Supply (Sender / Receiver): 12V DC
  • Power Consumption: 36W (max.) each
  • Dimensions (Sender / Receiver)(W x H x D): 12.4″ x 1.6″ x 5″ (315mm x 40mm x 127mm)
  • Shipping Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6 kg)

Fujinon Image Processing Systems IS-Mini

  • Enabling color management with multiple equipment interlocking with IS-100
  • High-precision color reproduction using IS-mini

Features

Enabling color management with multiple equipment interlocking with IS-100

By having IS-mini interlock with IS-100 connected to the main camera and main monitor, and having the equipment information of the shooting camera and image checking monitor to be connected with IS-100, registered in IS-100, the color conversion table is automatically sent from IS-100 to IS-mini. This enables to check the final images with appropriate color conversion according to the color conversion table of each IS-100, even if a camera or monitor of a different manufacturer and model than the main camera and main monitor is connected to IS-mini. Ideal color management is possible on large scale shooting sets, where multiple cameras and monitors are used at the same time.
If IS-mini recorded with the color conversion table used and generated with IS-100 is connected with the monitor and image output equipment, used in post-production for editing and finishing up images, color intended by the director on the film set is correctly reproduced on the monitor, which streamlines post-production work.

[Chart] Multi Camera & Monitor Function (Link with IS-100)

High-precision color reproduction using IS-mini

Monitor calibration

Monitor calibration is possible if the figure measured with the spectrophotometer for the monitor is entered into the computer and IS-mini recorded with the color conversion table created on the computer is connected with the monitor and image output equipment. Anyone can easily conduct calibration by following the instructions of the accompanying software IS-mini MANAGER, even if they have no special knowledge of color management. This enables color matching for not only shooting sets but also monitors in a broad range of business operations that handle images including production companies, post-production and advertisement production companies.

[Chart] IS-mini 3DLUT Import & Monitor Calibration
Camera preview

Camera preview of the shot images is available on the monitor in appropriate color reproduction according to the color conversion table of camera, recorder and monitor generated by IS-100 if this IS-mini is connected with the camera (or recorder) and monitor on the film set.

[Chart] On-Set Previewing with IS-mini

Fujinon Image Processing Systems IS-100

IS-100** (marketed under the name “CCBOXX” in North America) enables high-precision color management in digital motion picture shooting of feature films, TV shows and commercials.

It consists of a hardware unit that delivers high-speed and high-precision image processing and an accompanying iPad™*** app. The system accurately presents the colors that would appear on cinema screens on the on-set monitor, and offers intuitive operations to easily adjust the tones, saturation, contrast and other details by using the iPad™ as a controller. The on-set capability for color correction, which is normally handled in post-production, is expected to bring innovation to the processes for motion picture production.

Features

High-precision preview function

  • Reproduce final rendered images on-set for live viewing
  • Based on IIF-ACES frame-work for maximum flexibility
  • Built-in monitor calibration with easy operation

On-set grading function

  • Real time color correction control via iPad™
  • Supporting ASC-CDL parameters
  • Original intuitive

Image analyzing function

  • View pixel information via iPad touch interface
  • One-touch camera calibration
  • Show image frame grabs along with view

Export function

  • Export all necessary information to reproduce the look at spot
  • Including final grading LUTs, daily LUTs, and snapshot images
  • Guarantee exactly the same color between on-set and post

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System configuration

[Chart] System configuration

Export function

IS-100 (CCBOXX) export all of the necessary data for reproducing exactly the same image created on set at post production and daily system, including snap-shot of original camera image and rendered image for reference.

[Chart] Export function

NVIDIA® Quadro® Plex Scalable Visualization Solutions

NVIDIA® Quadro® Plex Scalable Visualization Solutions

– Features
– Visualization Environments
– Display Configurations
– Quadro Plex 7000
– Quadro Plex 7000 Data sheet
– Quadro 6000 Multi-GPU Compute Pack
– Quadro 5000 Multi-GPU Compute Pack
– Mosaic Mode Reference Guide
– Service and Commitment

Capable of displaying up to 36 megapixels across eight displays, Quadro Plex scalable
visualization solutions enable simple and economical installations of high-resolution,
multi-display environments.

By deploying Quadro Plex systems throughout an enterprise, professionals can effortlessly utilize 4k panels or projectors from a single workstation. Any application can seamlessly span across multiple displays with Quadro Plex scalable visualization solutions, plus immersive stereoscopic 3D scenes can be visualized, enabling collaborative workflows that dramatically reduce time to insight.


QUADRO PLEX FEATURES

FLEXIBLE, ULTRA-QUIET DESIGN FOR DEPLOYMENT ACROSS
MANY ENVIRONMENTS

  • Interpretation desktops
  • Collaboration rooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Auditoriums
  • Network operation centers
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EASILY CONFIGURES TO MEET DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Single 4K monitor
  • Multiple high-resolution displays
  • Multi-channel projectors
  • Immersive 3D stereoscopic displays
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REAL-TIME INTERACTIVITY WITH MASSIVE 3D MODELS
AND DATA SETS

  • Harnesses the collective processing power of multiple GPUs
    and up to 16GB graphics memory
  • Provides a certified solution with industry-leading professional applications
  • Delivers advanced performance with NVIDIA® acceleration
    engine-based applications
TURNKEY SCALABLE VISUALIZATION SOLUTIONS

Are you using ADDER’s KVM line for Digital Signage or Broadcast?

About ADDER

ADDER design and manufacture an advanced range of KVM switches, extenders and IP solutions which enable the reliable control of local, remote and global IT systems.

Adder was established in 1984 by Adrian Dickens, an Engineering graduate from the UK’s renowned Cambridge University.

We have an impressive track record for bringing successful and profitable products to market. Adder products are renowned for their technical excellence, reliable performance and robust manufacture.

Adder’s KVM (Keyboard, Video monitor, Mouse) switches allow users to access and control multiple computers from one (or more) keyboard monitor and mouse. This results in reduced complexity and improved efficiency of IT systems.

Adder’s KVM extenders allow the keyboard, monitor (or touch screen) and mouse to be located remotely from the computer, enabling the remote control of systems due to factors such as security, noise, dirt and heat.

Adder’s AV extenders distribute video and audio signals, ideal for Digital Signage and Media Streaming applications such as in-store TV and public information systems.

Adder’s KVM-via-IP solutions enable the secure global access and control of IT systems. Our high performance KVM switch technology combined with advanced, integrated VNC support enables the reliable control of mission critical systems.

Adder has a huge user base ranging across markets such as Retail, Financial, Industrial, Medical, Broadcast, Air Traffic Control, Digital Signage, Military and Server Management.

Adder manufactures products under our own brand as well as for a number of well known OEM customers where we are known for our technical expertise and flexible approach.

Our products are marketed and supported by a global network of resellers and distributors, including many leading computer accessory catalogues.

Mission

To be a market leader developing and bringing to market products which solve connectivity problems both in response to and in anticipation of user needs. To achieve our goals through continual investment in research and development, product engineering, world class manufacturing and first class customer service. To delight and excite our customers with the products that we offer.

Pedigree

Specializing in providing technically advanced computer access and control products for business users, ADDER has established a strong position and reputation in its market, displaying consistent year on year growth.

Adder has received a steady stream of accolades, including the UK’s prestigious Deloitte & Touche Fast-50 Awards for business achievement in the Technology Sector. Adder has won an award all 8 years that the Fast 50 has been running. A UK Queens Award for Enterprise was also awarded to the company in recognition of exceptional export sales achievements.

Adder’s products cover a variety of applications with particular growth being seen in its range KVM-via-IP products. Adder has already developed several successful world-first product concepts and the company plans to continue its strategy of significant innovation and ongoing development.