Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/9/2008 8:16 AM
New Production Tool Offers Convenient Storage and Mixing Functionality That Supports Greater Creativity and Flexibility in Live Production Environments
BILLERICA, Mass. -- April 8, 2008 -- Echolab Corporation, a leading provider of professional video production switchers and broadcast tools, today announced the release of the MegaKeyMD™, a powerful clip player, mixer, and keyer that can serve as a networked storage device for animated graphics and video clips. The MegaKeyMD adds greater flexibility to live productions at an attractive price point. It brings more power to a smaller switcher, providing valuable mixing and keying capabilities without the expensive price tag required by an investment in a larger switcher.
“MegaKeyMD is designed to give switcher operators more freedom in mixing video for live events and live broadcast productions,” said Echolab President Nigel Spratling. “In addition to providing convenient graphics and clip storage, the system acts like a miniature M/E bank, simplifying creation of compelling visual elements and supporting the output of multiple independent feeds mixed for different purposes or clients.”
Echolab‘s new MegaKeyMD accepts both HD and SD inputs and features a two-channel internal mixer and internal linear keyer to support playout of dynamic video clips. The system is fully integrated with Echolab‘s Overture™ switcher series to support complex animated transitions through the switchers‘ Stinger™ feature. MegaKeyMD may also be used with Overture systems as an additional downstream keyer or mixer on any output.
The MegaKeyMD system is ideal for live events in which a video backdrop is being created independently of the main switcher output and for live productions requiring multiple branded outputs. Echolab will be showcasing the MegaKeyMD for the first time at the 2008 NAB Show.
More information about the MegaKeyMD and other Echolab products is available online at www.echolab.com.
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Echolab Corporation is a leading provider of video production switchers and tools that offer flexibility and on-air reliability for the production and distribution of digital media in a variety of formats. The company‘s products include the Overture1™ and Overture2™ video production systems, MultiPlayMD™ multichannel instant-replay system, MegaKeyMD™ clip player/mixer/keyer, and Conductor™ control integration system, all of which provide functionality and ease of use critical to professional-quality production. Echolab is online at www.echolab.com.