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April 24, 2002

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Leitch unveils dpsVelocityQ

Leitch debuted an advanced multi-stream nonlinear editing system at NAB2002.

The dpsVelocityQ combines multi-stream real-time hardware enhanced NLE software into a fully-integrated solution for creating content for video, broadcast, CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet.

It features real-time simultaneous playback of four video streams and six dynamic graphic streams. The Q3DX4 quad 3D DVE module provides four channels of real-time 3D effects including persepctives and warps. It also provides flexible profession I/O support.

Scopus introduces 1-RU DVB statistical multiplexer

Scopus Network Technologies launched its RTM-3300, a 10-input, compact 1 rack-unit, DVB Statistical Multiplexer / Re-Multiplexer and transport stream processor.

This new addition to Scopus' CODICO line includes up to 10 inputs. The RTM-3300 is ideal for medium size head ends and digital turnaround applications. It is also well suited to operate in instances in which broadcasters do not require excessive capacity such as multi-channel DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) and DENG (Digital Electronic News Gathering) applications.

The RTM-3300 is highly interoperable and interfaces with multi-vendor head-end equipment and Conditional Access Systems. The RTM-3300 features statistical multiplexing support; advanced re-multiplexing; PSI/SI auto-generation and integration as well as and generator support for DVB table editing and EPG insertion; open system DVB Simulcrypt Interface; Bit-rate Transcoder Interface; PID re-mapping and transport stream processing; multi-channel BISS scrambling; IP Encapsulator Interface, and dynamic input switching for redundant applications. RTM-3300 options include a built-in DVB scrambler and can be provided as a stand-alone DVB scrambler.

Dielectric launches new low power TV products

Dielectric Communications announced several additions to its TV broadcast product line.

  • DL-8: Single Channel UHF Pylon for ERP levels up to 25 kW

  • TLS Series: Ten channel UHF stripline array available in 4,8,12 and 16 bay configurations for ERP levels up to 100 kW

  • TLP-12: Medium power UHF pylon for DTV with ERP levels up to 230 kW

  • (TLP Series antennas are capable of up to 600 kW ERP in 32 bay configuration)

  • TFU-12DSB: Medium power UHF pylon for DTV ERP levels up to 460 kW

  • (TFU-DSB Series antennas are capable of up to 1 MW ERP in 32 bay configuration)

  • Low Power DTV Mask Filter: UHF reflective filter for input power levels up to 4 kW average

  • Low Power Unitized Filter: Constant impedance UHF mask filter, station load and coaxial patch panel for input power levels up to 8 kW average

Ikegami expands its product selection

Ikegami has introduced several new systems for digital television production. The debut of the Ikegami TDP-370H HDTV Portable Switcher, HDK-79E(IT) camera, HDL-20 ultra-compact 2-chip color camera, HL-60W camera, and HTLM-600D 6” HDTV LCD monitor are just a few of its latest additions.

The TDP-370H HDTV Portable Switcher is a compact design with two ME buses and multi-standard operation in 1080p/24p, 1035i, and 720p. There are two built-in keyers and up to 16 inputs and 6 output buses available in a compact and self-contained 4RU unit.

Ikegami’s HDK-79E(IT) is a 2/3-inch 2,200,000 pixel CCD portable camera for HDTV . Ikegami’s IT (Interline Transfer) chip delivers a very high level of performance. Designed from the ground up for DTV, the HDK-79E(IT) can provide simultaneous HDTV and SDTV signals, and includes such features as six-axis + two-axis color corrector, enhanced digital DTL, and Super KNEE.

The HDK-79NA camera, with separate optical block. Designed specifically for use with a gyro stabilizer this model pairs the rugged HDK-79 camera body with a separate 3” cube containing Ikegami’s high performance 3 CCD sensor block, connected by a 10m cable.

Scientific Atlanta adds to its WebSTAR DPX200 series

Scientific Atlanta has added several new things to its WebSTAR DPX200 series of cable modems.

The WebSTAR DPX213, was just certified in the latest CableLabs DOCSIS 1.1 wave. It offers users a new solution for high-speed Internet access, including voice-over-IP (VoIP) capability.

The company also announced that its WebSTAR DPX100 cable modem has been re-certified for DOCSIS 1.1, meaning that both cable modems are interoperable with both DOCSIS 1.1 and DOCSIS 1.0 qualified cable modem termination systems (CMTS).

The WebSTAR DPX213 cable modem features a single-chip design and has an embedded media terminal adapter (EMTA) that is fully compliant with the PacketCable 1.0 specification for VoIP. It includes up to two lines of telephony, plus Ethernet and USB ports for data services. This allows operators to increase revenue by offering a combination of high-speed data telephony. The WebSTAR DPX213 cable modem is available for shipment this quarter.

JVC and Globalstor to provide Turnkey Solution for the Automated Storage Market

Globalstor Data Corporation and JVC Digital Storage Systems, announced the compatibility of JVC's full line of DVD/CD MC-8000 Series automated libraries and Globalstor's broad range of InfinAttach(network-attached storage) Servers.

The combined solutions provide users with unlimited scalability, virtually open architecture, and broad media compatibility.

Globalstor Data uses embedded NT in its InfinAttach series to provide an open architecture from which users can scale nearly unlimited capacity and application flexibility. The server includes a 100 Gbits/s hard drive, a Pentium III 900 CPU, 256MB RAM, dual 10/100 Network interface and pre-loaded library management software.

Designed for document imaging, video content archives, digital audio/video storage, next generation backup systems, CAD data and high resolution images, the JVC MC-8000 Series of Libraries uses industry standard, removable media including CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM and DVD-R. Incorporating a high-speed disc changer and flip mechanism, MC-8000 Series users can take advantage of dual-sided media for doubled storage capacities ranging from 65GB to 5.6TB, without increasing costly real-estate requirements.

Thales Angenieux unveils a new line of Studio & OB/Sports Lenses

Thales Angenieux launched a redesigned line of its Studio and OB/Sports box style lenses. The new line includes the addition of a 70X HD OB/Sports Lens and an Advanced Display System (ADS) to monitor lens settings and adjust digital features. There are six lenses included in the series.

ADS indicates focal length, focal distance and depth of field. It also allows users to set the digital function of the lens.

Utah Scientific and Videotek introduce new products with help from Dolby

Dolby Laboratories announced that Utah Scientific and Videotek have incorporated the Dolby Cat. No. 558 Dolby E/Dolby Digital decoder module into two new products.

Utah Scientific’s UTAH 400 Digital Routing Switcher incorporates the Cat. No. 558 and Videotek's VTM-420 HD/SD Multiformat On-Screen Monitor offers an audio monitoring option, the VTM-Opt.8, will incorporate the Dolby E/Dolby Digital.

The Dolby Cat. No. 558, an OEM Dolby E/Dolby Digital decoder module, includes level metering and metadata verification. The size of a standard computer memory card, it has been designed specifically for building into confidence monitors, level displays, VTRs, servers, and routers.

The Cat. No. 558 provides a two-channel, metadata applied downmix of Dolby E or Dolby Digital encoded bitstreams, and allows the pass-through of non-encoded PCM audio.

Hamlet announces new Digiscope series

Hamlet announced a new series of Digiscopes and monitor scopes to provide broadcasters with increased functionality. The fully digital processed display devices offer a new operational front panel design to facilitate repetitive readings.

Hewlett-Packard plans its content creation platform

Las Vegas, NV - Hewlett-Packard's NAB story affirms its plan to be the next ubiquitous content creation platform. As artists in film and video production look for alternatives to IRIX, as Linux builds a following across many of the top production companies, HP is finding an important place in a variety of infrastructures, most recently at DreamWorks.

HP's market research indicates that a migration to Linux for both rendering and workstations is well underway, and will continue. Anecdotal information from the field suggests the same, especially at the very high end of graphics production.

HP comes to the show with many partnerships with software and hardware partners. They have worked with performance card makers such as nVidia and 3Dlabs to integrate those cards into HP platforms. HP has also insured that they have certified systems for nearly all of the top editing and effects softwares.

At NAB HP also emphasized their inexpensive DVD authoring system, complete with HP's own writeable DVD-ROM. The system is set up on the booth with a tempting array of camera components. Check it out. Editors will also appreciate the chance to sit in a hands-on classroom style demo of Pinnacle's Pro One running on the HP boxes with nVidia cards. This demo alone is worth a visit because it eschews the typical passive demo for one that allows participants to, well, participate.

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