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09.03.2002
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Hot New Products: Part 1
CONTROL PANEL Ross Video Synergy 100

Features 16 digital inputs, 10 source buttons with shift, “squeeze & tease” DVE effects and 3 axis joystick; includes 3 keyers, 2 chroma keyers, 8 aux buses, a disk drive and advanced DSK borders; has preview overlay, industry standard editor interface and free software upgrades from the world wide web.
613-652-4886; www.rossvideo.com

TV AUDIO PROCESSOR Modulation Sciences msi 3300

All inputs and outputs are both digital and analog; includes an audio processor and an A/D/D/A converter; eliminates the need for external codes; features a bright fluorescent display; a single knob brings up all windows.
732-302-3090; www.modsci.com

MICRO LIGHTING KITS Frezzi Energy Systems Micro-Sun Gun HMI

Includes a Micro-Light, battery, charger and battery pouch; all Micro-Lights includes a bulb and standard shoe mount; FNP-1S battery runs a Micro-Fill with a 35 watt bulb for more than 45 minutes and a 20 watt bulb for more than 75 minutes.
973-427-1160; www.frezzi.com

IMAGE PROCESSOR Media 100 GenesisEngine

Features three silicon processors capable of processing 12 streams of uncompressed video simultaneously in real time; perform real-time effects operations and image processing functions with 10-bit or greater internal precision.
800-773-1770; www.media100.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MULTI-PAIR Gepco 552624GFC

Joins the 5526GFC series of 110 Ω digital audio multi-pair; provides a convenient way to interconnect between digital audio consoles, recorders, processors and routers; features an exacting 110 Ω impedance, low jitter and attenuation, ease of termination, and flexibility.
847-795-9555; www.gepco.com

AUDIO RECORDER 360 Systems DigiCart-E

Networkable audio recorder operates at 16 or 24 bits and at all sample rates; features a large LCD display; files are compatible with earlier DigiCarts; editing tasks include trims, fades and level adjustments.
818-991-0360; www.360systems.com

AUDIO CONVERTER SALZBRENNER STAGETEC TrueMatch Reference Microphone Converter:

Features 28-bit resolution, with sample rates of up to 96 kHz; traces and eliminates all circuit-related inaccuracies; analog audio signals range between -128 and +22 dBu.
+49 95 45 4 40 300; www.stagetec.com

MICROPHONE Audio-Technica AT3035

Part of Audio-Technica's new 30 series of microphones; large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone; features a flat, extended frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz, a professional shock mount and switchable low-frequency roll-off.
330-686-2600; www.audio-technica.com

DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE Calrec Audio Alpha 100

Console provides 48 multitrack/matrix outputs, 20 auxiliary busses, eight audio groups and four main outputs; each track can be mono, stereo or surround.
+44 1422 842159; www.calrec.com

DIGITAL PRODUCTION MIXER Studer Professional Audio Vista 7

Features Studer's Vistonics user interface, which integrates touch-sensitive rotary controls and buttons within a flat screen display; allows variations of control color and design; can be used in 48 kHz or 96 kHz mode; audio interfaces offer full 24-bit resolution.
818-841-4699; www.studer.ch

CONSOLE Klotz Digital America VADIS 880

Mainframe designed for decentralized digital audio/media networking; accepts a wide variety of audio, data and DSP modules without limitation to inputs or outputs; worldwide platform to mixing console and control surface manufacturers serving the broadcast, audio recording, multimedia and sound reinforcement industries.
678-966-9900; www.klotzdigital.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING SYSTEM Euphonix System 5

Consists of the System 5-B digital broadcast console configured for live and live-to-tape production, the System 5-F digital film console configured with motion picture mixing in mind, the System 5-P digital post-production console configured for mixing audio for video, and the System 5-M music recording and mixing system configured for music and live applications.
650-855-0400; www.euphonix.com

BROADCAST CONSOLE Solid State Logic Aysis Air Plus

Has built-in redundancy and security; features hot-swappable faders and is capable of expansion; includes reset capabilities and flexible stereo or 5.1 surround operation; has a 32-fader and channel strip.
212-315-1111; www.solid-state-logic.com

LOUDNESS METER Dolby Laboratories LM100

This analysis tool provides a broadcast-friendly solution for measuring the loudness of content; enables broadcasters to eradicate the subjective loudness differences in their television audio; capable of accepting PCM, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby E, analog and combined RF cable television signals.
415-558-0200; www.dolby.com

DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION TASCAM SX-1:

Combines automated digital mixing, hard disk recording, MIDI sequencing, powerful editing, DSP plug-in technology and multiformat capabilities; offers complete surround sound mixing capabilities.
323-726-0303; www.tascam.com

AUDIO DESCRIPTOR Eyeheight AD-2E

Provides full monitoring of the audio description source embedded in a serial digital interface signal; the audio occupies channels three and four within the digital video ancillary data space of the SDI data stream.
+44 1923 256 000; www.eyeheight.com

SWITCHER Solid State Logic MT Version 6

Incorporates new channel and main busy dynamics options; features new digital algorithms and a selectable moving/non-moving fader control surface.
212-315-1111; www.solid-state-logic.com

HEADPHONES Sennheiser HMD series

Lightweight designed 102dB SPL headphone monitoring system attenuates ambient noise by 32dB; features a super-cardioid microphone mounted on a flexible, acoustically isolated boom.
800-434-9190; www.sennheiser.com

DIGITAL PRODUCTION TOOL Sony Electronics eVTR

A plug-in card that enables Sony MPEG IMX VTRs to connect to Gigabit Ethernet networks; can transfer video segments as files over IP networks to other MPEG IMX VTRs or servers anywhere in the world; also enables remote control of VTRs.
201-930-1000; www.sony.com/professional

MULTI-CHANNEL AUTOMATION CONTROL SYSTEM OminBus Systems Colossus

Features 1000+ channels and assignable operator control; includes a timeline-based user interface, fast schedule editing and automatic error recovery; has a multiple operator-configurable data view.
530-470-1700; www.omnibus.tv

CONTENT PROTECTION SYSTEM Irdeto Access Pisys

Provides conditional access and encryption key management functionalities for cable, satellite, and IP content providers; designed to meet the demanding needs of large-scale platform operators with millions of subscribers; enables platform operators to manage both IP and DVB subscribers.
858-618-4878; www.irdetoaccess.com

AUTOMATION SYSTEM Sundance Digital NewsLink

Provides control and management that interlocks video servers, editors and newsroom computers; provides a high-efficiency on-air interface, master system databasing, scheduled and ad-hoc recording, and integrated content archiving.
972-444-8442; www.sundancedigital.com

SECURE DATA BROADCAST SYSTEM Triveni Digital SkyScraper

Assists broadcasters to broadcast large quantities of data in a secure end-to-end environment from information providers through broadcast stations to information customers; includes head-end servers to manage the data flow from information providers to broadcast stations and customer-site receivers to extract the data from broadcast and make it available to end users.
609-716-3500; www.trivenidigital.com

ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE Florical Systems AirGuide

Updated electronic program guide for PSIP and the Internet that is updated from AirBoss, Florical's on-air presentation system; specifically designed to facilitate the multiple channel environment and provides TV stations an automated way to maintain its program guide.
352-372-8326; www.florical.com

LIVE PRODUCTION AUTOMATION SOLUTION ParkerVision PVTV NEWS CR4000

Provides expanded video, keyer, audio and control capabilities; performs back-to-back transitions with up to five upstream layers; features include a CG list display from new automation scripts and rundowns.
800-532-8034; www.parkervision.com

ASSET MANAGEMENT DATABASE Crispin AssetBase 2000

Web-browsable facility database with flexible device server architecture; based on a Microsoft SQL server with total facility playlist and asset control.
919-845-7744; www.crispincorp.com

MULTICHANNEL MASTER CONTROL SOLUTION Miranda Technologies Glass Cockpit

Combines elements of branding, on-air presentation switching and monitoring into a compact single operator station; maximizes operator control and efficiency; keeps overheads to a minimum.
514-333-1772; www.miranda.com

DMG PLATFORM Pathfire Digital Media Gateway

Users can aggregate content from a variety of sources; content arrives automatically on DMG servers at stations; minimizes the need to schedule or monitor satellite feeds; reduces the need for tape; integrates with other station gear.
770-619-0801; www.pathfire.com

HD CAMERAS Sony Electronics HDW-730 HDCAM

Features IT CCD image sensors that offer high sensitivity, high signal-to-noise, and low vertical smear on severe highlights; includes switchable 60i/50i operation.
201-930-1000; www.sony.com/professional

PROFESSIONAL ENG LENSES Fujinon A13×6.3E and A13×6.3

6.3 mm focal length at wide end with magnification of 13 times (82 mm focal length at telephoto end); inner focus incorporated; high-quality images; substantial reduction of variation in angle of view caused by focus operation.
972-385-8902; www.fujinon.com

VIRTUAL STUDIO PRODUCTION SYSTEM Radamec Broadcast Systems Scenario XR

Provides real studio image quality; an addition to Radamec's Virtual Scenario studio system; includes reflections of live inserted elements; runs under Windows NT operating system; imports 3D set designs.
877-RADAMEC; www.RadamecBroadcast.com

TRIPOD SERIES Miller Fluid Heads Sprinter

Features include dual, side-action Sprint-Loks, fully variable mid-level spreader, rapid set-up transport clips, sprint-grip carry handle and reinforced 100 mm bowl.
973-857-8300; www.miller.com

ON-BOARD BRICK BATTERY Frezzi Energy Systems BP-14MH

Can handle the higher power requirements demanded by today's ENG crews; Frezzi's advanced Energy Gage is available on all BP-14MH batteries, provides accurate capacity information regardless of the battery's age.
973-427-1160; www.frezzi.com

CINEMA-STYLE GAMMA OPTION Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema Camera option

Option extends the AJ-HDC27 range to provide control of the image's color saturation; improves master gamma, knee point and detail control; users can obtain more detail in an image's white area, while maintaining detail in the black areas.
800-528-8601; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

CINE/HD CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEM Sachtler Artemis

Offers an improved sled with a +/-90-degree rotation of the battery mount to allow fast and precise counterbalancing; features reduced weight of the spring arm and an optimized fit of the vest.
516-867-4900; www.sachtler.com

CAMERA ROBOTICS CONTROL PANEL Telemetrics CP-D-3A

Features a modular design that can be expanded and upgraded; basic panel includes a 3-axis joystick for pan, tilt and zoom functions; options include camera ROP control, iris master black control, and a rocker switch for variable speed control of the Televator Elevating Pedestal or camera track left and right.
201-848-9818; www.telemetricsinc.com

MINI-DV CAMCORDER Panasonic AG-DVX100

Captures cinema-style, 24-frame progressive scanned images; equipped with three 1/3-inch progressive scan CCDs; offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux.
800-528-8601; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

CHARGER PAG Quasar

Compact 2-channel charger and battery management system; incorporates a 40W camera supply; available with either PAGlok connectors or Snap-On compatible connectors; detects cell chemistry, state of charge, capacity and condition.
818-760-8285; www.pagusa.com

TOWER CAMERA TRON-Tek TOWER CAM

Designed as a cost-effective alternative to airborne video systems; features a Ω-inch color video camera and a 1-inch format 16 to 160 mm lens; yields an overall zoom capacity of 32 to 320 mm; dowlinked to the studio via S-band video link.
918-663-4877; www.tron-tek.com

LENSES Canon HD-EC

Prime and zoom lenses featuring advanced focus rotation angle and improved markings; share a uniformed design concept to achieve a consistent “Canon look,” color temperature and minimized focus breathing.
800-321-4388; www.canonbroadcast.com

TRIPOD Bogen Photo Manfrotto 540ART Road Runner

Composed of carbon fiber tubes to support ENG cameras weighing up to 33 lbs; features an integrated automatic mid-level spreader mechanism for quick setup and a multisurface system for all-terrain stability; 100 mm bowl and 75 mm bolt-on adapter to accommodate all popular video heads.
201-818-9500; www.bogenphoto.com

BATTERY Aspen Electronics XL-7B Bracket

Control module for adapting 14.4 V batteries to supply Canon 7.2 V cameras and 12 V lights simultaneously; can be used with the XL bracket for mechanical stabilization for lightweight Canon cameras.
714-379-2515; www.aspenelectronics.com

MPEG IMX CAMCORDER Sony Electronics MSW-900

Features a MPEG-I Frame structure at a bit rate of 50 Mbits/s and Power HAD; offers a high signal-to-noise ratio and high sensitivity for low-light levels; includes 12-bit A/D and advanced digital signal processing technology.
201-930-1000; www.sony.com/professional

CG/GRAPHIC SOFTWARE Broadcast Software Solutions CGXPress

Character generation and graphics for 32-bit digital pcCodi; features a drag-and-drop interface; EAS, TV ratings and easy display of logos; available as software-only or turnkey systems.
800-273-4033; www.broadcastsoftware.tv

SOFTWARE Inscriber Technology RT-FX

Delivers real-time animation and 3D effects with the innovative ability to combine streams of dynamic data with video and graphics; live broadcast productions such as sporting events or election coverage can produce stunning graphics while integrating statistics or other newswire information.
519-570-9111; www.inscriber.com

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR (DSP) Equator Technologies BSP-15

DSP now supports Microsoft Windows Media video encoding and decoding solutions including the next generation of Windows Media, code-named Coronoa; enables Windows Media Playback at resolutions up to 720P; allows real-time encoding of full-resolution (D1) video.
408-369-5200; www.equator.com

WORKSTATION SGI (Silicon Graphics) Fuel Visual Workstation

Includes an MIPS R14000A processor, a VPro 3-D graphics system and a high-bandwidth design; features 48-bit RGBA; fuel supports up to 4 MB of cache and up to 4 GB of memory.
800-800-7441; www.sgi.com

INTERCOM STATIONS Clear-Com i-Stations

1-RU stations for Matrix Plus digital intercom systems; series of 35 stations featuring different combinations of display and non-display key modules, level-control modules, keypad modules and auxiliary input modules.
510-496-6624; www.clearcom.com

VISUAL EFFECTS SYSTEMS SOFTWARE Discreet combustion 2

The latest version of Discreet's unified paint, animation and 3D composing software application for motion graphic designers, animators and visual effects artists; resolution-independent, vector paint, animation and compositing solution for multi-format work from the web to video and HDTV to feature film.
415-547-2457; www.discreet.com

INTERCOM SYSTEM Drake Electronics 4000 Series II

Available in three frame sizes; all matrices have been designed to share the same core functionality, software, range of control panels and accessories; features include CD-quality audio; crosspoint, processor and PSU redundancy; and interfacing to ISDN and digital networks.
+44 1727 871200; www.drake-uk.com

LED TOWER BEACON Dialight LED tower beacon

Designed to be resistant to lightning strikes and other static surges; guaranteed to meet current FCC light output specifications for five years; protection against electrical surges and voltage spikes exceeding 250 volts.
732-919-3119; www.dialight.com

SDI/HDTV MULTIPLEXER Telecast Fiber Systems Plus4

Transports four channels of serial digital video on a single optical fiber; handles all standard digital formats from 19.4 Mbits/s up to uncompressed HDTV at 1.5 Gbits/s; applications include connections in and between production and post-production facilities, and SDTV/HDTV traffic between metropolitan switching centers.
508-754-4858; www.telecast-fiber.com

PROFESSIONAL EDITOR Pinnacle Systems silver

Bridges analog and digital domains; includes a scaleable MPEG-2 compression (5 to 50 Mbytes/s); includes real-time workflow, InTime processing and open network capability.
650-526-1600; www.pinnaclesys.com

WIRELESS CAMERA D-ENG SOLUTION TANDBERG Television Voyager Lite

Transports up to 40 channels of uncompressed SDI, HD-SDI, SDH/SONET and GigE over a single fiber; converts analog and digital video and audio as well as data from an electrical signal to an optical wavelength, including audio embedding and de-embedding.
866-928-4433; www.tandbergtv.com



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