04.10.2008 03:47 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Utah Scientific adds to master control family
Utah Scientific is introducing two new additions to its master control switcher product family at NAB (booth #N3531). The MC-4000 delivers two complete signal processing channels in a 3RU package, offering larger broadcasters a fully integrated system for the most demanding on-air operations. For smaller applications, the MC-40 provides a standalone package that integrates the company’s MC-400 channel branding board along with an eight-input board that allows the MC-40 to be used separately from the UTAH-400 routing switcher.
The MC-4000 features switchable HD/SD operation for maximum flexibility. Each processor channel has four keyers that can be fed with internal logos or external key signals, a built-in two-window squeeze-back effects generator, internal audio and video clip stores, and a complete EAS message processing system with text crawl generator and audio buffer/playback functionality.
The MC-40, with two keyers, internal logo generator, audio clip store, and EAS crawl presentation facilities, can be used as a standalone master control switcher with four sources or downstreamed from a router to get additional sources on-air. The MC-40 can also be utilized as a dedicated EAS message presentation system downstream from an existing master control switcher.
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