Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/5/2011 8:34 AM
Alcorn McBride (Booth SL5105) will introduce an enhanced feature set to the SetPlayer video playback line at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The SetPlayer(tm) series is designed for on-set video applications, providing a low cost, solid-state alternative to server channels. The single channel SetPlayer (SP1000) has a 40 Mbps maximum bitrate and works with existing VDCP controllers. New to the line is MediaFlow; a compatible encoding software which delivers a complete workflow solution. This software provides a step-by-step method for encoding any source file to transfer it to the SetPlayer unit.
All single and multi-channel SetPlayers can be controlled by existing transport controllers via VDCP or Ethernet and have a Genlock input. Video clips are stored on Compact Flash, so there are no moving parts. MediaFlow can encode any format source files and transfer them to CompactFlash storing hours of media. Component, HDMI and HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) outputs are standard, along with standard definition monitor outputs for each channel. The units accept blackburst, composite and tri-level sync reference inputs. Unbalanced, balanced, and digital AES/EBU audio outputs are also standard. Stereo and Dolby audio may be multiplexed with the video and output as digital bitstreams.
"We launched the SetPlayer line at NAB 2010 and listened to customer feedback," said Jeremy Scheinberg, Alcorn McBride Chief Operating Officer. "We enhanced the feature set, and created MediaFlow to provide a complete workflow solution."
About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry's best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company's products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.
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