Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Utah Scientific adds two powerful extensions to master control family
Utah Scientific has introduced two new additions to its master control switcher product family. 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 stand-alone 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 squeezeback 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 functionality, can be used as a stand-alone master control switcher with four sources or downstreamed from a router to get additional sources on-air. The MC-40 can also be used as a dedicated EAS message presentation system downstream from an existing master control switcher.
For more information, visit