Telecast Fiber releases the Trithon multiplexer
Telecast Fiber Systems released its Trithon multiplexer optimized for high-capacity SDI video and digital audio (AES/EBU) signal transport. The compact, 1-RU Trithon conserves valuable fiber strands by combining more signals on each fiber -- three SDI, nine AES/EBU audio, and 12 analog audio channels on a single optical wavelength.
The Trithon also implements coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) for an eightfold boost in fiber capacity, enabling transport of signals at full, uncompressed rates.
The Trithon multiplexer is ideal for a wide range of applications, including studio-transmitter links, sports and field production, Telco last-mile and local-loop installations, campus and metropolitan applications, and long-distance interfacility and CATV installations.
Telecast's electrical and optical CWDM multiplexing provides a cost-efficient way to transmit up to 24 SDI video, 72 AES/EBU audio, and 96 analog audio signals on one single-mode fiber. The new multiplexer is capable of transmitting three asynchronous, independent, digital video channels without the need to pre-sync the SDI inputs.
The Trithon can receive up to nine non-synchronous AES/EBU signals at their own sampling rates in the "free run" mode, and allows signals to be re-clocked to match the ninth AES output, whether it is a true AES/EBU signal or an external sync. Twelve optional 20-kHz, 24-bit-encoded audio channels provide a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 94dB.
A front-panel monitor displays signal status at either the transmitter or receiver end, and the switched front-panel BNC can monitor any of the three SDI channels. All audio channels may be monitored via volume-controlled headphone jacks.
Virage introduces new solution to automate and streamline professional video production
Virage has announced its VS Production, an integrated software solution that streamlines the video production workflow from content acquisition to distribution. By automating acquisition and providing desktop access to frame-accurate, low-resolution video, VS Production helps broadcasters and other video professionals reduce operating costs, improve programming quality, and speed time to air.
VS Production centralizes and automates the acquisition of incoming video content, whether from tape, satellite feed or digital transmission. Using the Virage SmartEncode process, content is simultaneously indexed and encoded into frame-accurate MPEG-1 and broadcast-quality MPEG-2.
VS Production provides browser-based search and review of all available content, including desktop access to frame-accurate MPEG-1. In addition, the software allows any user to assemble and preview frame-accurate playlists right from the desktop. Playlists can then be exported as an edit decision list (EDL) to a variety of popular edit systems. After editing, finished content packages can be added to the system for final review and approval.
DNF Controlsoffers "Drag and Drop" integration with GVG Profile
DNF Controls released DNF's Shotkey Assignment Tool, an integrated Windows-based application for loading video clips onto the Shotbox. The tool allows clip names to be dragged from Media Manager onto the DNF Shotbox for instant clip playout.
The 2044CL Clip Instant Access System from DNF Controls consists of its ST400 controller with Clip Management software and the ST420 Shotbox. The ST400 and Shotbox share a common, non-volatile cue point memory in the ST400. The 10 banks of 30 switches each on the Shotbox provide instant access to 300 Clips.
DNF's Shotkey Assignment Tool uses Profile's SDK tools for developers to integrate the 2044CL with Media Manager. The resulting application provides a simple "drag and drop" means of sharing data.
ParkerVision debuts the XSWITCH
ParkerVision unveiled the X-SWITCH, a routing switcher which provides complete system control and redundancy for the PVTV NEWS™ line of live production automation systems.
It allows stations to gradually switch to live production automation from traditional live news operations to one show at a time.
In addition to operating with a PVTV system, the XSWITCH can be used by broadcasters to consolidate all switching and routing requirements in operations that choose to control myriad signal types from a single switch configuration.
Innovision introduces CAMS MD
InnoVision Optics introduces the CAMS MD Remote Camera Head -- Movie. Lightweight and compact, the new CAMS MD is designed to be easy to transport and to set up on site. It reduces the need for bulky coaxial cables: CAMS MD requires only a standard telephone type cable for operation.
Designed for use on jib arms, cranes, or overhead or floor rails, the new CAMS MD achieves digitally precise yet totally fluid camera movements. This robotic system provides complex remote pan, tilt, and tracking shots, and is capable of 360 degree camera rotation.
Operators can control the master head with a choice of panhandles, handwheels, or joystick, while viewing shots on a video monitor.
The CAMS MD 15-lb. slave head is compatible with most portable cameras. A unique multi-camera drive feature allows for several cameras to be linked and operated simultaneously. Camera movements can be stored and repeated.
Digital Rapids announces StreamStation
Digital Rapids announces StreamStation a streaming media encoding and batch encoding workstation. The Digital Rapids StreamStation is an IBM IntelliStation equipped with dual Intel Xeon chips running at 2.2Ghz, and Digital Rapids dual channel Stream video capture and processing hardware.
The Digital Rapids StreamStation offers the same encoding capabilities as the StreamZ and StreamForge server products.
StreamStation Hardware Features:
Dual Xeon running at 2.2Ghz
Dual Channel video capture and processing
Live Graphic Overlay
Motion adaptive de-interlacing
3D motion adaptive video noise reduction
2D noise reduction (spatial)
Video Scaling from postage stamp through 1024x768 Aspect Ratio control, cropping, Proc-amp control
SDI, DV, Component (Y, Cr, Cb), S-Video (Y/C), and composite inputs