Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Miranda shows dual-format master control switching
At NAB2007, Miranda Technologies launched the Imagestore 750 processor, which offers HD/SD master control switching plus multilevel channel branding graphics using four keying layers. The 1RU unit is designed for both SD and HD environments, with easy selection between SD or HD at 1080i or 720p at 50Hz or 59.94Hz.
The processor offers AB video mixing plus a single or dual-channel DVEs for squeeze-and-reveal and picture-in-picture effects. Four group (16 channel) digital audio mixing can be performed using embedded audio and eight AES pairs for 5.1 and multilingual audio. Up to eight channels of audio storage and playout are available for automated voiceovers and audio zingers.
The Imagestore 750's four independent keying layers are ideal for multilevel HD/SD graphics insertion, using internal animation/still storage with capacity for more than 4000 images. The processor provides independent preview, clean feed and auxiliary outputs.
Graphics options for the Imagestore 750 include the Easytext template-based, automated character generator for data-driven graphics. There's also built-in support for Emergency Alert System (EAS), playing out crawls and audio mix-ins and in-vision digital/analog clock insertion
Dual, external fill and key inputs allow operation with Miranda's Imagestore Intuition+ graphics coprocessor and Vertigo XG graphics processor for graphics playout, as well as with a separate third-party graphics/CG device.
Imagestore 750 offers full integration with the Xmedia Suite graphics workflow tools, and the PresStation master control switcher panel, for highly efficient operations. Automation control is provided by serial and Ethernet interfaces, using the Oxtel protocol.
For more information, visit www.miranda.com.