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Melbourne Arts Precinct in Southbank

The Victorian Government has announced an investment of more than $200 million over the next two years to re-imagine Southbank and the precinct including a brand-new icon for Melbourne – NGV Contemporary.

The project will also return 1 City Road - one of the only available parcels of land in the area – to full cultural and public use.

Want to see some early concepts of the project? Click Here

New $12 million studio for Brisbane

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, while on a trade mission to the US visiting Hollywood executives, made a $12 million funding commitment towards establishing a new production studio in Brisbane.

Coming on the back of the Advance Queensland Screen Industry 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan industry consultation, this aims to make Queensland 'a globally recognised commercial and creative leader in the screen industry' by 2028. (Advance Queensland Screen Industry)

Tech News and Updates

QUAD ISO Recording Arrives for Sumo!

Now available to download, the much anticipated AtomOS 9.1 Firmware update for Sumo adds powerful new features and functionality, including: Quad ISO Recording, Panasonic EVA1 5.7K RAW recording to ProRes RAW, Auto HDR playback mode for AtomHDR content and more!

Don't forget that V9 of AtomOS also added ProRes RAW capture & playback to Sumo!

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SSD's for Creative Professionals

The new Angelbird Technologies AV PRO MK3 is a professional SSD designed for your demanding AV tasks. Featuring a robust 9 mm casing with handy cut out and high compatibility with all your cameras, recorders, and players, the AV PRO MK3 SSD was built from the ground up with your trust in mind.

The handle makes these ideal for challenging environments where conditions or gloves might make managing your media difficult. Or where you simply need to work fast!

Available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities, AV PRO MK3 delivers incredible value for the capacity and performance demands of high resolution (#4K), high dynamic range (#HDR) and high frame rate (#HFR) video devices.

More About AV Pro Mk3
Matrox Monarch Selected by CERN to Stream and Record the Latest Scientific Findings

Marek Domaracky (Senior Video Manager, CERN IT Department) tested several solutions before deciding on the Matrox Monarch HD H.264 encoder appliance. None of the other tested solutions could maintain an uninterrupted stream, while at the same time starting and stopping recordings. FULL ARTICLE

More About Monarch HD

At InfoComm 2018, AJA Video Systems continued to streamline the transmission of high resolution, high frame rate and deep colour content with Hi5-12G and HA5-12G. Converting between HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI, both can be ordered with or without fibre SFP's. Incredibly flexible, these new converters have broad application for 4K HDR monitoring and long distance signal transmission, as well as local conversion between Fibre, SDI and HDMI signals.

AJA 4K & 12G Converters
Don't be chained to a desk when there are portable and powerful tools for creative workflows.

You can take your work on the road without compromising performance or reliability. Ask Bruce about Mobile Workstation Solutions for Creative Professionals

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Teradek Bolt XT transmits exceptional 10 bit HD video at distances up to 10,000 ft. with no perceptible delay.

The Bolt XT satisfies the needs of the most discerning professionals, from powerful software tools and rock-solid performance to smart power options and backward compatibility.

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Have you met Skaarhoj?

Uniquely flexible, customise-able, entirely IP-based control. Elegantly designed with clever custom buttons and lighting in compact enclosures. Deceptively simple to look at, but delivering powerful control solutions for a wide range of broadcast and production devices, including: PTZ, live switchers, camera RCP, routers, media player/recorders, broadcast audio and replay control. 

Consolidate control of all of your production technology with Skaarhoj's modular, expandable and flexible controller ranges. Expand and share control and management with easily distributed, all IP based interfaces such as the amazingly tiny Micro Series.

There are so many opportunities for these throughout any facility, vehicle or on any live production, your imagination is the limit!

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Some Software Updates

Released June 05, 2018 – Blackmagic HyperDeck 6.0 Update
Released June 06, 2018 – Blackmagic ATEM Switchers 7.5 Update
Released June 07, 2018 – AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus v3.0
Released June 13, 2018 – AJA FS-HDR v2.5
Released June 14, 2018 – Blackmagic Desktop Video 10.11 Update
Released June 18, 2018 – NewTek NDI 3.5 SDK
Released June 26, 2018 – Matrox Monarch HD v2.2.1

Technical Services & Consultation

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Broadcast Bruce is able to provide fast response technical support services for creative professionals and businesses in and around Melbourne, Victoria.

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BirdDog Studio NDI

BirdDog Studio NDI

The transition to an IP-based workflow doesn't have to involve complex and expensive equipment. It also doesn't demand the replacement of your existing tools, which are likely doing their current job well. Ask Bruce if you are interested in understanding a little more about how IP technologies like BirdDog, can simplify, and enhance, any production environment. Get more from what you've got!

BirdDog Studio NDI allows any existing video device to be added in to a new IP-based workflow. Once you convert your HDMI or SDI signal to IP, the speed and flexibility of your video workflows can improve considerably. With NDI, ANY device on every network connection has the potential to become a live video source for any other. Connect gaming systems, presentation tools, cameras, broadcast and consumer video sources to your standard network and move them around cleanly and reliably using NDI video over IP technology!

Coming Soon to BirdDog!

BIRDDOG HAVE RE-IMAGINED AUDIO INTERCOM FOR LIVE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS. BirdDog Comms is the world’s first audio visual comms system with full integration of all incoming camera video sources and crew talk-back.

More About BirdDog - More About NDI

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