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04.29.2004
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit awards honor 40 products, 34 companies at NAB2004

Broadcast Engineering magazine has announced the winners of its prestigious Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit awards for NAB2004.

This year, 40 products from 34 companies were honored with the award in recognition of their technological innovation. An anonymous group of judges who work in the broadcast, post, and network and satellite industries – not the editors or publisher of Broadcast Engineering - select products to be honored. Several criteria are used, including the product’s positive impact on the everyday work of the intended user, its technological improvement over previous products and its appropriateness in pricing for its intended users.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit honor is the longest-running new product technology award granted in the industry.

The NAB2004 winners are:

Apple HD Final Cut Pro HD Non-linear editing software
Barco iPresent Video Monitor wall
Belden Brilliance Digitruck 179DT Coaxial cable
Canopus EDIUS HD HD Non-linear editing package
Chyron HyperX CG Character generator
Electronic Visuals PenPalHD HD Test-pattern generator
Exavio ExaMax IP-based server
Horita Pocket PA Portable scene logger
Hughes SPACEWAY Broadband satellite system
Jadoo NABII fuel cell Hydrogen fuel cell for cameras
JVC KH-F870U POV camera
JVC DM-JV600 HD MPEG encoder
Leitch Digital Turnaround Processor HD/SD graphics-overlay processor
Leitch Velocity HD HD graphics system
Miranda XVP-801i HD/SD up/down/crossconverter
Modulus Video AVE-HD HD Encoder
NuComm CamPac A/V Camera transmitter
Panasonic AJ-SD93 Compact DVCPRO feeder VTR
Panasonic AJ-HD1200A HD VTR
Pinnacle Liquid HD HD graphics software
Quantel QEdit Non-linear editing system
Ross Video OverDrive Production Automation system
Sencore USB-to-ASI adapter USB-to-ASI adapter
Shining Technology CitiDiskDV Portable hard disk for DV capture
Snell & Wilcox Comet Open-standards ingest system
Snell & Wilcox MXF SDK MXF Software development kit
Sony HDW-S280 HDCAM VTR
Sony Anycast Station Portable Live-production studio
Sony Vegas 5.0 Non-linear editing software
TANDBERG ICE MPEG encoding platform
TDK Blue-laser disk Disk media for Sony XDCAM
Tektronix WFMNLE Waveform-monitoring software
Telecast Mamba Fiber optic cable
Thales ADAPT IV 8-VSB Exciter
Thomson Grass Valley Triax repeater Triax repeater/line amplifier
Thomson Grass Valley LDK 6200 HD Super SloMo Slow-motion video camera
Triveni and Terayon Andes HD HD broadcast distribution system
Videotek DL-850HD HD/SD signal conditioner
VTG NetCAD Web-based product-selection service
Wohler MON8-1 Eight-screen LCD video monitor

For more information, please visit: http://broadcastengineering.com.

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