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This Issue Issue No. 32 June 2009 www.magnasys.tv Magna builds new Omnilab Broadcast Centre Broadcast Asia and SMPTE 2009 details Magna Systems teams up with ASI Global TV chooses Telex and Magna Global TV OB truck MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Matthew Clemesha Eric Chan completes his Magna Systems GM News celebrates 15 years Master of Business from Andrea Martinez David Bowers at Magna Systems and Engineering University of Technology Sydney becomes a full time staff member General Manager Matthew started Magna Systems Magna Systems is delighted to announce working with would like to that our receptionist / administration Greetings one and all. Magna Systems congratulate assistant Andrea Martinez has become a You'll be reading this during an and Engineering our very own full time staff member. extremely exciting and busy time of in 1994 and thus Eric Chan Originally from Bogota, Colombia Andrea year with Broadcast Asia and SMPTE celebrates 15 who recently years with the spent 3 years in New Zealand studying both only weeks away. I'm delighted completed company this travel, tourism and business which she to say that, despite challenging his Master of year. Matthew loved but said the Kiwi climate was too times, Magna Systems is doing well Business in initially worked in the store for six years cold for her. Andrea moved to Australia and you can expect to see a major Accounting before moving into purchasing and with her fiance Kris in March 2008 and presence at both shows. and Finance logistics whilst still managing the store. whilst looking for a warmer place to live Although attendance was down at from University of Technology, Sydney and work joined Magna Systems as a His current role is focusing on the financial this year's NAB the quality of project side of the business and taking on an (UTS). What was supposed to be a temp, waiting for her permanent work enquiries are on the increase so, administration managerial role. 3 year part time course took Eric just visa to be approved. We are very pleased if the amount of tenders we are over 18 months as he was granted that the bureaucratic formalities have Matthew has successfully completed responding too are anything to go some exemptions from his Macquarie been completed and Andrea became a several courses undertaken part time by, the exhibitions and the rest of the University Bachelor degree and took permanent staff member in March 2009. whilst at Magna Systems, these include year will be healthy. There are some into account previous summer courses Book Keeping, Accounting for non Welcome to warm and sunny Magna big moves across the Asia Pac region he has successfully completed. Accountants, Certificate III in Small Systems Andrea! in the broadcast industry and we like Business Management and Certificate Eric began his Master of Business in to believe we are up with all the latest III in Financial Services (Accounting) and the Spring of 2007 spending 2 nights at developments. this year has started studying towards university per week on average. Enjoy this issue of Magna News and the Diploma in Financial Services Eric said, "I would particularly like to we'll see you at the shows. (Accounting). thank and show my great appreciation Matthew has a love for all sports regularly to all those at Magna who supported All the best. participating in swimming, soccer, rugby me so fully, especially Robert. It was union, barefoot waterskiing, tennis and invaluable to me and I am very grateful. golf (just socially with mates). His interests also include motor sports, gardening and Well done Eric, we are very proud of spending time with friends & family. you - from all at Magna Systems and Engineering. David Bowers Congratulations on your 15 years Matthew and thanks for all your efforts. 2 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Prime Media Group buys SeaChange The new BML24000EX server will be used for the ingest and replay server for new HD services from of interstitial material and longform programme playout simulcast in HD & Magna Systems & Engineering SD. Cox added, “Automation control for the new server is the same easy, user friendly experience as we have Replaces SD infrastructure had in the past. The SeaChange Media Gateway also allows us to M agna Systems and Engineering was based on the new SeaChange import files in different codecs and put recently sold and configured a platform with outboard codecs, OP42 them seamlessly into the SeaChange SeaChange HD server for the and OP47 software and RAID squared environment without re-encoding Prime Media Group in Canberra. architecture for storage. With all these them. This helps with efficiencies and positives, Magna’s SeaChange solution future proofing as we can now take Prime Media Group’s Network Project immediately became our number one SeaChange files and re-use them on Manager Lyndon Cox explained, choice.” other platforms such as editing and “We (Prime) are replacing our SD The BML24000EX is a high-performance, ASI splicing.” infrastructure with a full HD one as we will be offering a wide range of HD fault-resilient digital media library that With the new system recently installed services in the near future which may can scale from a single, 2.9TB node and configured Cox and the Magna also include more HD channels.” up to a 9-node cluster providing over Systems team are putting it through 43TB of capacity. Nodes are equipped rigorous and robust testing. After a comprehensive search and with four (4) GigE IP accelerator cards. SeaChange BML24000EX server evaluation process Prime chose Magna Cox concluded, “The new system allows The SeaChange MediaGateway (SMG) SeaChange BML24000EX can take an Systems and their SeaChange based us far more functionality and flexibility facilitates media asset exchanges SD file with OP42 caption information and solution to fulfill their requirements. than before. We now have immediate between acquisition and production replay it as an HD file with OP47 caption systems with SeaChange Broadcast access to HD ingest and playback, the Cox continued, “Magna Systems have information and vice versa.” MediaLibrary™ storage systems. In ability to take in different codecs and provided us with a comprehensive HD With Prime’s requirements based on a our entire operation is more file based video server platform that includes essence, SMG simplifies complex significant growth plan, reliability was thanks to the wonderfully efficient a 3-node SeaChange® Broadcast network workflow between SeaChange key explained Cox, “We haven’t had SeaChange Media Gateway. I have MediaLibrary™ BML24000EX server, MediaLibrary, SeaChange MediaClients™ any failures in the past with SeaChange to also make special mention of the SeaChange MediaGateway and 7 and third party tools. equipment which is a very big plus.” He Magna Systems team. It has been very mcl6004 MediaClients. We have Magna Systems Group Manager said. “The new SeaChange architecture rewarding working with them on this always had a very good track record for Systems & Digital Media Craig is impressive and the RAID squared project. Their knowledge and expertise with SeaChange so we were keen to Armsworth added, “The SeaChange storage further increased our confidence around broadcast environments is truly continue with their solutions if possible. servers are the only ones on the market levels. We also needed a technology excellent.” This became an even more attractive that can maintain Teletext caption data in partner who we could rely on for service proposition when Magna informed SD or HD and the perform the conversion and support, which was why we chose us that the BML24000EX server between both. To be more precise, the Magna Systems.” 3 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Magna Systems wins contract to The new broadcast operations centre will initially manage and playout 4 channels with this number growing in build new broadcast operations the near future. Hogg continued, “This substantial centre for Omnilab Media at investment came about after Omnilab Media reinforced their commitment The Playroom as a major player in the broadcast outsourcing market. Our success with The Movie Network Channels then further accelerated the promise Major installation includes multi-channel, multi-media we had already made to other clients about building our new facility. I’m playout centre and DR site Andrew Hogg delighted to be able to announce that the new centre will handle HD, SD, M agna Systems and Our multi-channel, multi-media, multi- IPTV and all current formats from one Engineering has won the platform broadcast operations centre central control room.” contract and is building will be the first non-network owned facility that is able to deliver HD Channels already confirmed for arguably one of the most important management and playout from the new facilities in Australia – the new content anywhere in the world.” new broadcast operations centre broadcast operations centre and DR The contract to build the new include MTV NZ to the Sky TV site for The Playroom and Omnilab broadcast operations centre and DR platform in NZ and the Movie Network Media. site was awarded after a major tender suite of channels including Movie One, process and significant consultation Movie Extra and Movie Greats on the The Playroom is part of Omnilab on system design and architecture. Media, Australia and New Zealand’s Foxtel, Austar, Optus, SelecTV and largest privately owned, vertically Hogg continued, “We chose a Transact platforms. integrated content development and solution designed and supplied As part of the winning tender and media service business. In 2008, by Magna Systems & Engineering in addition to building the new amongst other successes, The for this unique facility that includes Omnilab Media Yurong Street HQ broadcast operations centre, Magna Playroom won the long-term Miranda presentation, multiviewers Systems are repurposing The and glue, iControl network monitoring, outsourcing deal for the playout and post production of the Movie Network Playroom’s existing Artarmon playout a Pebble Beach Neptune multi- Channels. This win combined with Omnilab Media’s aggressive growth plans facility into a comprehensive DR site. channel automation playout system, will see The Playroom significantly enhance their infrastructure and technology SeaChange Servers, Isilon storage, Omnilab’s broadcast operations business. Part of this expansion is the building of a new broadcast operations Sun computer-based hardware centre and DR site will have an centre at their Yurong Street headquarters and also the repurposing of their immediate switch of signal, based servers, Magna’s own MediaPilot existing facilities in Artarmon into a comprehensive DR site. MAM and Front Porch DivArchive. on an auto detect function Hogg General Manager of The Playroom Andrew Hogg said, “What we have engaged All fibre connectivity will also be explained, “One of the really clever Magna Systems to build for us is unprecedented in Sydney and indeed, Australia. integrated by the Magna team.” parts of The Playroom/Magna solution 4 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv was how efficiently we can transform our Artarmon centre into a DR site. transmission also houses large format monitoring and a 2-tonne Magna Systems By replacing our current automation with a Pebble Beach system and multi-seat functional desk. The media centre is designed with 4 operational teams up with ASI upgrading the SeaChange servers and Miranda monitoring to be HD areas handling the ingest process for all channels’ transmission and for major systems ready, we will have one of the best DR sites in Australia. Both Yurong production requirements and the Quality Control room also contains integration projects Street and Artarmon sites will enjoy synchronous working and streaming Final Cut Pro suites. Significant addition of Andrew Hogg concluded, “Our new data over our fibre network. Our DR site is the ultimate insurance and Yurong Street broadcast operations resources and expertise centre has been completely designed M Magna have proved that if it’s cleverly for HD. SD channels can immediately agna Systems and Engineering thought out, it doesn’t have to double be switched to HD upon request as recently announced that, due to your costs.” Craig Armsworth our new SeaChange servers have up/ significant growth, it is teaming Hogg added, “In the event of any down codecs and all the Miranda kit up with Australian Systems Integration on kind of signal failure we will have workflow and will contribute to a major projects throughout 2009. is auto detect or switchable. Magna immediate and unnoticeable transfer much higher standard of channel Systems have provided us with an Australian Systems Integration (ASI) was which protects all platforms and presentation. We are also moving easy, future proofed design and established in 1988 by industry veteran both sites. Also there is greater asset away from baseband encoding will manage all our current content, Graeme Paech who has over 33 years control with all lists and monitoring content to file based content delivery assets and data migration from our experience in the broadcast television, constantly updated in realtime. An and have built-in automated quality existing platform to the new one. radio, theatre, conferencing and audio added geographical bonus is that control and an Anystream transcoding As most people would appreciate, visual industries. while the sites are on opposite sides platform. It’s a well used phrase these the level of technical and systems Magna Systems General Manager of Sydney harbour which allows for days however, this is a proper state- expertise required to design and David Bowers said, “Graeme and his site diversity, they are only 15 minutes of-the-art system.” build a facility as comprehensive in its team at ASI have significant design, from one another and so are easily The full turnkey solution designed, service offerings and functionality as consultancy and integration expertise in accessible in person if the need supplied and installed by Magna this one, is substantial. I’m pleased the installation of high-end professional arises.” Systems also includes room design, to say that Magna Systems were media and communications systems so Magna Systems Group Manager eight workstations, a technical successful in their bid due to having they compliment our in-house capabilities for Systems & Digital Media Craig equipment room and an operations the best infrastructure and resources perfectly. This teaming arrangement Armsworth added, “This is an equipment room that will house VTs with which to complete the project, strengthens the services we are offering incredibly significant project for the and other production equipment. combined with their comprehensive our clients and gives us significantly more Australian market. The Yurong Street The operations room has three understanding of Omnilab’s resources to handle major SI projects broadcast operations centre is a real distinct areas, a broadcast centre, requirements and their previous track throughout 2009 and beyond.” first. The new technology we are media centre and QC room. The record in designing and seamlessly The teaming arrangement allows Magna installing allows a far more enhanced broadcast centre, responsible for migrating an existing live platform.” to concentrate on its core services of ▶ 5 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Magna Systems Presents Next Generation award-winning Lyric PRO 7 advanced 3D creation and playback application, Solutions at Broadcast Asia 2009 Stand 7D2-01 HyperX³ includes an advanced feature set of software for easily creating 3D pie charts, bar charts and financial line charts. Also demonstrated will be Chyron’s M agna Systems Managing seamless database driven production HyperX2, Channel Box, Lyric Pro and Director Robert Clemesha said, workflow. ChyTV products. Chyron’s HD/SD, 2D/3D “At this year’s Broadcast Asia The Triveni Digital StreamScope range graphics solutions are used daily by our key theme is ‘success in challenging provides advanced yet cost-effective broadcasters in over 40 countries. times’ and we will be highlighting our DTV monitoring solutions and will be Also on the stand will be Pebble Beach next generation solutions and extensive demonstrated at Broadcast Asia on automation and SeaChange video servers. systems integration experience. As the Magna stand. Highlighted will be Pebble Beach will be demonstrating such, the range of products and the new StreamScope MT-40LCP, a it’s Neptune, Neptune Light, Deckchair systems we are demonstrating is our low-cost version of the award-winning and Anchor multi-channel automation most comprehensive ever at the show.” StreamScope MT-40 analyzer and Graeme Paech and media management solutions with Arguably one of the most talked about a user-friendly solution for real-time SeaChange demonstrating their range of products of the moment, is Blue analysis and verification of DTV transport broadcast servers for SD and HD playout system architecture and design with ASI Order’s Media Archive ® Media Asset streams. The Magna booth will also as well as their complete server based providing professional services, drafting Management (MAM) System. With more feature the StreamScope RM-40SE ingest and production environment. and design implementation. than 3,000 users every day at many of which has been designed for unattended ASI Managing Director Graeme Paech deployment at transmitter sites and The Magna stand will also house full the world’s largest broadcasters, Blue presents a low-cost RF/QAM monitoring demonstrations of S&T’s TSBroadcaster, added, “The new teaming arrangement Order will be showcasing its flagship probe that makes it easy and inexpensive TSPlayer, TS Developer, MHEG Presenter with Magna Systems is an excellent Media Archive MAM system on the to monitor DTV signals at the transmitter, and MHEG ENG products, Front Porch progression of the long and successful stand and demonstrating how it delivers ensure continuous service, and rapidly Digital’s DIVArchive intelligent content relationship we have already enjoyed. on its promise of Enterprise Media Asset storage management system, BTS’ There are a number of large scale SI Management - content made available – debug issues when they arise. enterprise traffic management systems, projects that we will be working on and anytime, anywhere, in any format. Shown for the first time last year on Grab Networks’ Anystream Agility our combined teams enjoy a formidable Two new companies and firsts on the the Magna stand at Broadcast Asia 2G transcoding platform and Velocity combination of experience, expertise Magna Broadcast Asia stand are Cinegy and having achieved significant sales on-demand management system and high calibre solution solving.” and Triveni Digital. Cinegy focuses in the Asia Pac market since then, are and Enensys Technologies’ digital TV on the research and development of Blueshape the high quality professional transmission systems including mobile TV, David Bowers concluded, “With bigger Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries, chargers, media and television software and digital terrestrial TV, IP distribution, test and better resources and an even higher and mounting accessories from Italy. technologies. Cinegy Workflow is the and monitoring solutions. level of commitment our customers can Blueshape will be demonstrating their software platform which combines continue to benefit from the personal full range at this year’s show. digital asset management, video service that Magna Systems has been ingest and software based encoding, Representing the latest in broadcast- renowned for.” broadcast automation and playout, quality graphics systems will be Magna Systems and ASI’s new teaming production tools, archive storage Chyron. New for this year’s Broadcast arrangement is effective immediately. & retrieval - all integrated into one Asia is HyperX³, driven by Chyron’s 6 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Global TV chooses Telex Talkback relationship with Global, we have been able to supply flexible and efficient systems that work very well supplied by Magna Systems and are ultimately reliable.” Global TV’s OB trucks and their Telex talkback systems have been used Main communication system for OB trucks at some of the most prestigious and memorable events ever broadcast M agna Systems and Engineering recently supplied Telex talkback systems in Australia including the Summer to Global TV for its latest OB trucks. Olympics Games, Paralympic Games, Global Television was incorporated in 1987 and has grown into the Commonwealth Games, FINA leading service provider to the Australian television and broadcast industry. Swimming Championships, federal Global’s fleet of outside broadcast units incorporate the latest in digital technology elections, Rugby World Cup and and are purpose-designed to handle the long haul between Australian cities. The Telex talkback in action World Youth Day. fleet consists of 3 HD trucks, 1 HD studio control, 2 HD portable, 5 SD trucks and Terry Manley concluded, “The Telex 1 SD Portable. All have Telex talkback, multi-camera control and an editing/effects telephone interfaces, one 16 input 16 talkback solutions supplied by Magna unit for on-line editing, digital video effects and instant slow-motion replays. output relay interface with Ethernet Systems is second to none. Magna’s Global TV’s Chief Engineer Terry Manley explained the background to the recent port, eleven KP32-RC-I: 32-position level of sales, service and support sale of Telex equipment from Magna Systems, “Our OB trucks have to be the best key panels (RC- installed) and is always satisfactory and their on the market which means having the best kit installed in them as we have to twenty KP32-CLD/RC-I of the latest knowledge of the product and how take care of the most challenging broadcast projects on a daily basis. When we 34-position key panels with full colour it best suits our requirements is were looking at purchasing talkback for our latest OB trucks quite simply Telex had LCD – the first such panels in Australia. always very good. We look forward the most advanced and flexible system on the market. We have a long history with In total we now have six ADAM to the next project that Global TV Telex talkback having initially systems, three CS ADAM systems and and Magna Systems can work purchased two 48-port CS over 150 key panels.” together on.” Adams and 18 key panels Telex talkback is used as the main in 1996. For our latest communication system for each OB purchase, after discussions truck and the latest installations were with Magna Systems, we carried out by Global Television’s bought one 128x128 ADAM Engineering Department after sales Matrix frame including and support was provided by the 2xMC-IIe controllers with Magna team. Ethernet port, two RVON- 8: 8 port VOIP cards, two Magna Systems Telex Product RVON I/O: 8 port stand Specialist Lucas Bohm added, “Global alone VOIP interfaces, four TV have the most sophisticated Telex DSI-2008: 2 CH 2 to 4 wire talkback systems in their OB trucks. interfaces, two TIF2000A: Global TV OB truck Due to our close and long term Telex talkback in action 7 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Magna Systems provides a seamless workflow for CNBC New Australian newsroom studio linked by fibre to Singapore hub A ccording to CNBC Australia dedicated fibre optic cable to CNBC Presentation Director Andrew Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore Tacon the Sydney newsroom and its satellite uplinks. “iNews, CG studio and workflow designed and and talkback can all come out of our installed by Magna Systems and Singapore bureau hub.” Explained Engineering is ‘flawless’. “This really is a Tacon. “It works so well it’s like they very good system.” He said, “We have are in the next room. The beauty of this had no problems with it whatsoever and system is that it was fully tested before the workflow is seamless.” installation. It was so successful that CNBC Asia Pacific began producing its the Chyron graphics, Camio server and CNBC Sydney studio Australian programming from the Magna iNews components have now been built state-of-the-art studio in Sydney installed into the Singapore hub.” a For-A VPS 700 Vision mixer, Telex directed. We also cut in live guests late last year. Due to heritage listing For editing CNBC Australia use Avid talkback and Chyron. to anchors in our studios all over the requirements of the Burns Philp Building News Cutter to cut their required Micro-X CG linked to Miranda Glue and world including Hong Kong, Japan, where it is located, the set has been sequences. A code and clip ID for the Kaleido Multiviewer. Shanghai, India, Philippines, Europe and built as an open box framed by vertical sequence is generated in iNews and the USA. When we broadcast our live stainless steel rods that sits inside four “Our seamless workflow is the real local programmes, ‘Squawk Australia’ then sent to playout. A very efficient jewel in our crown.” Said Tacon. “As large supporting pillars original to the process according to Tacon. “The time and ‘Trading Matters’, we reverse the historic Burns Philp building. our iNews and Chyron systems are from writing to availability for playout is process with Sydney becoming the hub linked directly to the Asia Pacific hub, “Despite all the tricky build requirements very short.” He added. “We also use giving directions to Singapore and all much of our content can be obtained the studio works perfectly.” Said Tacon. tapeless XD decks that ingest faster other regional studios. I can honestly remotely from the CNBC main servers “The centrepiece of the entire thing is a than realtime so the whole process is say that all our systems work perfectly, in Singapore. We have some very clever wall of Panasonic 102” plasma monitors; very quick.” integrate seamlessly and it’s in large part processes including co-hosting shows the largest ones Panasonic makes. These thanks to the expertise and diligence The studio has three Hitachi Z-3500W from different countries. We often are seen behind the anchors on air. They of the team at Magna Systems and cameras with robotic heads, allowing have one anchor in Sydney and one in display all the graphics and video that Engineering.” the cameras to be controlled remotely Singapore both running off the same we use on air; created locally or fed to us from a 4-man control room and a autocue that is updated in realtime Magna Systems and Engineering from CNBC Singapore.” wall-mounted DV-30 camera in its along with tape playlists and CGs. The General Manager David Bowers added, CNBC’s Australian studio is a widescreen lighting grid for wide shots. Shows are Singapore director can give instructions “The CNBC newsroom studio was a SD facility, sending its transmissions by produced in the control room using and we swap to our anchor when complex project that took a great 8 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Magna Systems wins tender to supply 6-channel 4-wire buffer amplifier with balanced inputs/outputs, multi-function New Parliament House production remote assignment panels and a single line digital telephone interface for use intercom system with ADAM, ADAMCS, ZEUS and CRONUS series intercom systems. The Replaces existing intercom system and covers solution also utilises the latest Telex 32 position and 16 position key panels entire Parliament House complex with menus, programming keypad, DSP functions and fluorescent displays. M agna Systems and Engineering Once installed the new Parliament recently won the tender to House production intercom system CNBC Sydney studio control room supply and install Australia’s will also incorporate a UHF 2-channel deal of careful planning. I’m pleased to Parliament House with a complete new wireless synthesized base station say we were able to fulfill all of CNBC’s production intercom system. designed to operate in full duplex strict quality requirements and the Magna’s successful bid came after a communications with up to four users. system is an efficient, state-of-the-art comprehensive public tender process Its features include ClearScan frequency example of great technology and a issued by the Commonwealth of auto selection, stage announce output good working partnership between with relay closure, wireless talk around Australia, acting through and represented CNBC and Magna Systems.” and wired intercom A4F. Working with by Department of Parliamentary CNBC is the recognized world leader Service (DPS), for the procurement of a the base station is a UHF 2-channel in business news, providing real-time comprehensive solution for the supply, wireless synthesized transceiver whose Robert Clemesha financial market coverage and business installation, training and warranty of a features include lightweight cast information to nearly 400 million homes production intercom system for use magnesium casing with push-to-talk/ The new production intercom system worldwide. push-to-transmit switching, wireless talk within the demanding environment of the at Parliament House is based around The programs produced in the Sydney Commonwealth Parliament. the Telex ADAM Digital Matrix around, stage announce, on-off volume studio currently are: Communication System with 176 x 176 control, low battery light and removable Magna Systems Managing Director � ‘Squawk Australia’, a one hour ports using AIO-16 cards. The ADAM antennas. Robert Clemesha said, “We are delighted morning show to have won the contract to supply and system is easily expandable to a 272 x Robert Clemesha concluded, “We � ‘Trading Matters’ which provides install the complete new production 272 matrix, is fitted with fully redundant are very proud of the system we Australian investors with real time, intercom system at Parliament House, power supplies and microprocessors have designed for Parliament House. actionable information on local share one of Australia’s most prestigious and and comes complete with AZedit Installation is underway and the entire and market performance, aired live at 5 iconic buildings. As would befit such an software running under Microsoft solution comes with comprehensive pm (Mondays – Fridays) important installation, the new system is Windows ® 2000/XP/NT. training, service and support performed During the day there are numerous live state-of-the-art in terms of technology The new Parliament House production and guaranteed by Magna Systems and market updates. and functionality.” intercom system also integrates a Engineering.” 9 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Magna Systems releases Media Pilot V2.2 managing thousands of hours of video, all on-line across wide public internets. MediaPilot 2.2 additional key features: � Native integration with Front Porch The evolution of MediaPilot is based DIVArchive New tailor-made log functionality upon feedback from end-users dealing � Direct connection to Pebble Beach with the digital challenge. automation data sources M agna Systems and Engineering Armsworth continued, “MediaPilot helps � Accepts external XML job requests has released MediaPilot V2.2, storage solution sales. It is an external � Auto-restore for increased workflow the latest version of its unique options tool that helps clients manage their online asset management system. content and add valuable metadata to � Unlimited extensible Meta Data MediaPilot has been successfully assets very easily, thus adding value. � Smart and simple media searching utilised by companies across the MediaPilot 2.2 can be customised � Proxy browsing for WMV, MOV, Asia Pacific region including Video-8 to individual client requirements and FLA, MPG (Media Factory), Sony Pictures and now also integrates with IMDB API � Fast video stream decoder and analyser MediaPilot V2.2 Omnilab Media as part of their digital for metadata. MediaPilot 2.2 has also � Selectable multiple audio tracks media migration, storage and archiving evolved into a logging system for sports � Native web-based browsing solutions. statistics and Standards & Practices � Partial clip streaming, playback and (S&P) editing. With MediaPilot 2.2 users restore Magna Systems Group Manager for Systems & Digital Media Craig can now also tailor make logs and all � Full clip restore directly from search data is easily exportable so it becomes results Armsworth said, “MediaPilot 2.2 is a cost-effective solution for any network, immediately usable.” � Web-activated archive delete production house, playout or storage � Clip logging for S&P, sports, etc. facility looking for browse and rich � Off-Line Library management for meta-data options across wide data physical and virtual stock networks. MediaPilot has enjoyed � Private & Public bins for frame MediaPilot V2.2 accurate clip assembly & EDL creation particular success with companies like Video-8 who have used it as a key part � On-Line Meta Object storage Entertainment and the ThoroughVisioN of their Media Factory solution.” television channel (TVN) with MediaPilot � Group and individual access control a core part of their solution.” Added � Virtual Screening Rooms Video 8’s Media Factory comprises a Front Porch DIVArchive system, Armsworth. � Supports ShuttlePro controllers Anystream Agility ingestion and MediaPilot 2.2 is a natural progression transcoding tools and MediaPilot for � Re-skinnable for from bespoke architecture to a full corporate deployment web-based library searching. software platform from Magna Systems & � RSS syndication of new “Video-8 have digitally migrated, stored Engineering. Since first producing on-line content and archived thousands of hours of asset management solutions in 2006, � Visual and detailed content for organizations like Beyond MediaPilot has grown to support sites MediaPilot V2.2 reporting & exporting 10 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv Magna Moments… Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner Magna Systems NAB 2009 dinner 11 MAGNA NEWS www.magnasys.tv The Museum of DAS and Inter-M are Magna signs new Australian Democracy making a bit of a noise principals at Old Parliament House around Sydney Harbour Magna Systems is delighted to announce that we have signed two exciting On the 9th of May 2009, Old Parliament New audio upgrades at both Circular new principals. These are Cinegy and House became the Museum of Australian Quay and Manly Wharf have been a long Interra Systems. Cinegy focuses on the Democracy. The mission of the museum is time coming but well worth the wait. research and development of media and Manly Wharf to encourage visitors to reflect this history The successful tender was awarded to television software and technologies. and the part they might play in its future Infonics Pty. Ltd., a Sydney company Numerous exhibits are featured throughout based in Wahroonga specializing in Magna Systems at Cinegy Workflow is the software platform which combines digital asset digital video and digital audio. When it the museum. The main entrance into the museum is through the Kings Hall where came to selecting the correct equipment SMPTE 2009 management, video ingest and software based encoding, broadcast automation the installation company GPT Audio Visual, for the installation the winner was DAS and playout, production tools, archive an ACT based company, selected DAS and Inter-M and thus, Magna Systems. on stands C41 and C45 storage & retrieval - all integrated into one Arco-24 loudspeakers supplied by Magna DAS Factor-5 loudspeakers feature throughout both Circular Quay and Manly seamless database driven production Systems. These units and the Arco-4, are This year's SMPTE will be a very workflow. The mission of Interra Systems featured throughout various displays within Wharf with 94 units installed at Circular important one for the industry given the is to assist designers in all areas of the museum. Quay and over 30 units throughout the current financial challenges in the market. System Design to ensure rapid creation Manly Wharf complex. The Arco series were selected not only for As in previous years Magna Systems of new solutions. As technologies their quality performance but their state The installation requirements called will be demonstrating a wide range of for a loudspeaker which would deliver migrate to newer sub-micron densities of the art design. The Arco-24 features a products and solutions from many of intelligibility, a point dramatically and market demands faster and more 2-way vented loudspeaker system, 2 x 4” our principals. These include, Baton, missing from so many installations. Blue Order, Blueshape, BTS, Chyron, robust solutions, the need for automated cone speaker and a 25mm neodymium After assessment, the DAS Factor-5 Front Porch Digital, Harmonic, Hitachi, electronic design tools become even dome tweeter with a power handing of successfully delivered the quality Miranda, Pebble Beach, S&T, greater. 100watts RMS at 8ohms. The Arco-4 is a single 4” 2-way 50watts RMS at 8ohms. performance required for this installation SeaChange, SysMedia and Telex. We are very excited to have two in every aspect. innovative and unique new partners to Please come and see us at what promises 24 Inter-M QO-4480 Quad Amplifier to be a very interesting show. work with and you will hear more on units at Circular Quay and 8 of the same Appointments for both soon. Baton is Interra's innovative units at Manly Wharf delivered the high demonstrations, product for the automated quality control performance required for the installation. discussions and of file-based content. 6 Inter-M PO-9106 program distributor coffee can be units were also used throughout the made by e-mailing The Museum of Australian Democracy Circular Quay install. email@example.com Contact your local Magna Systems & Engineering office today and see how we can provide you with the best products and solutions available. 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