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SYPHA Launches The All New HD Kit Guide (8/9/2004)

Free access to comprehensive database of high definition production and post production equipment

Independent consultancy and publisher SYPHA, today announced the launch of The HD Kit Guide. This can be accessed, free of charge, at

With over 450 product entries, The HD Kit Guide is the most comprehensive database of current professional high definition technology for professional production and post production.

The HD Kit Guide covers the whole range of high definition production and post production equipment, from HDV through to uncompressed HD, plus the growing digital intermediate 2k and 4k market. Product categories include: cameras, lenses, camera support and accessories, field recorders, disk recorders and servers, storage, VTRs and players, monitors, graphics cards, video I/O hardware, host platforms, editing systems, compositing/FX systems, CG/graphics systems, vision mixers/production switchers, image processing/restoration systems, DI finishing/colour grading systems, film scanners/recorders, converters, synchronisers, encoders/decoders, routers and control, infrastructure and test and measurement.

The guide is designed to help professionals quickly locate the most suitable products via a search page. A quick search can be made by manufacturer or product name, and more advanced searches by product type, HD formats supported and cost range.

All products are given a basic listing with web link. In many cases, a fuller specification is also available with a product shot and full contact details.

SYPHA also provides a monthly newsletter, SYPHAnews, that covers general product news for the production and post production markets. Readers can subscribe free, via


Independent consultancy SYPHA has been publishing buyers guides for the professional audio and video markets since 1990. In 2001 SYPHA launched - a comprehensive and high-quality website for professionals worldwide. does not sell equipment - it simply provides free information on ALL applicable products by means of four specialised buyers guides:

The DAW Buyers Guide - for digital audio workstations and tapeless recorders.
The NLE Buyers Guide - for nonlinear video editors and post production disk recorders/servers.
The Pro Digital Camera Guide - for professional studio and portable cameras and camcorders.
The HD Kit Guide - for high definition production and post production equipment.

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