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Marquis Broadcast and Ikegami Demonstrate Worlds First Multi-Vendor HD Capture-Playout Workflow

(November 16, 2006)

DMN Newswire--2006-11-16--At Inter BEE this week in Japan, Marquis Broadcast, specialist in broadcast workflow studies and software solutions, and Ikegami Tsushinki Co Ltd (booth 3411) are unveiling a technology world ?first by demonstrating an endto-end HD workflow from capture to playout using systems from three different manufacturers. Enabled by Marquis' Medway media highway software, HD material is transferred seamlessly with no transcoding, base band or tape transfers, between Ikegami's FieldPaks to Avid editing systems and Omneon video server. Compositions in HD are also transferred from Avid editing systems to the Omneon server.

The tight integration between the systems is a result of Marquis recently announced support for AvidŽ DNxHD. Sponsored by Omneon, the project was initiated in response to demand from Japanese broadcasters wanting to improve workflows when using media captured by Ikegami HD cameras.


?By supporting the new DNxchange HD format, Medway further streamlines the entire playout process by enabling operators to retain HD resolutions without incurring file incompatibility issues when moving media between different systems, said Granby Patrick, CEO, Marquis Broadcast.

Capturing media onto removable drives, as in the Ikegami FieldPaks, offers significant advantages for television production workflows. In order to gain maximum benefits from the use of removable media, new workflows and new integration technologies are required. Although in many cases the initial integration for processing media captured on removable drives is already in place, obstacles remain that prevent broadcasters from achieving seamless workflows. Medway takes care of these shortfalls by providing metadata capture and integration; consistent use of storage; shotlist pre-editing using proxies; and the ability to filter material using metadata and clip flags.


About Marquis Broadcast
Founded in 1999, Marquis is a leading specialist in the identification, design and implementation of new workflow practices in the broadcasting industry, and has been instrumental in the redesign of hundreds of television centres and newsrooms worldwide. Marquis is also a developer of project management and systems integration solutions that enable broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. Although broadcasting continues to form its core business, Marquis software and services are designed for all IT-based processes.

About Ikegami
Ikegami Tsushinki Co Ltd is world renowned electronic systems and equipment manufacture, Head Office in Tokyo, and is playing key role in television broadcasting system and equipment, especially TV cameras, for studios, for field operations, broadcast color monitors, switchers and microwave systems. They also develops and manufactures important systems and equipment, such as Medical electronic equipment and systems for hospitals and doctors, Inspections systems for factories and institutions, such as for pharmaceutical industry, or for paper cup industries, and also closed circuit television systems and equipment, computer based net work system for security industry. For more information, please contact nearest Ikegami Office or visit Ikegami Web site www. Ikegami

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