11.01.2002 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Manfrotto’s 540ART Road Runner, plus other new products


Manfrotto 540ART Road Runner: employs Advanced Release Technology that allows it to be completely set up and ready to shoot in four seconds; constructed of carbon fiber tubes; designed to support all makes of ENG cameras weighing up to 33 pounds; features a patented leg lock system and automatic spreader mechanism; supplied with a 100mm bowl and 75mm bolt-on adapter.
201-818-9500; www.bogenphoto.com


Radamec uniPED: remote-controlled, mobile robotic height unit designed to support the 435 and 435S heads; can carry up to 220 pounds, including the weight of the head; footprint allows passage through a standard door; integrates with current Radamec control and pan/tilt head range.
732-246-0906; www.radamecbroadcast.co.uk

Hamlet Protean 292X


Hamlet Protean 292X: smallest HD video and embedded audio test signal generator; measures 6" × 4" × 1" and weighs less than one pound; provides 16 different serial digital test patterns, all fully compliant with SMPTE requirements; test patterns are user-selectable at any of ten frame rates on 1080 lines, plus 720-line 60Hz progressive and 59.95psf.
+44 (0) 1494 793763; www.hamlet.co.uk


Martinsound Flying Faders II: main screen has been reworked to provide a multi-tabbed graphic interface; offers one-click access to any setting; new features include control and automation of multiple computers and multiple platforms, and complete integration with DAW markers and regions, as well as the ability to save and recall the entire mix tree, and local event control from the fader panel.
800-582-3555; www.martinsound.com


Panasonic AJ-HD3700: industry-standard D-5 HD multiformat/multi-standard mastering VTR; enhanced with new capabilities that make it a true universal, international mastering recorder; can record and playback both 625 PAL and 525 NTSC D-5 cassettes, as well as D-5 tapes from all previous versions.
800-528-8601; www.panasonic.com/hdworld


RGB Spectrum 4View 100: displays four video inputs on a monitor, flat panel or projection screen; displays all four signals at full resolution on a 1280×1024 pixel screen, providing higher video quality and superior viewing experience; new wide-screen mode has one large window plus three stacked smaller windows on the side to utilize the available display real estate.
510-814-7000; www.rgb.com

Audio-Technica 5000 and 4000 Artist Elite


Audio-Technica 5000 and 4000 Artist Elite: both systems come in multiple configurations, including handheld and UniPak transmitters; multiple receivers of both series can be linked and both feature IntelliScan frequency selection and dual compansion; the 5000 series includes PC- and Mac-compatible control software.
330-686-2600; www.audio-technica.com


Leitch dpsVelocityQ: combines multistream real-time hardware and enhanced NLE software into a fully integrated solution for creating content for video, broadcast, CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet; powered by dpsQuattrus hardware; features real-time simultaneous playback of four video streams in any combination of uncompressed or compressed video, and six dynamic graphics streams.
416-445-9640; www.leitch.com


Ross Video Squeeze & Tease 3-D and Ultimatte Insider: these options have been added to the Synergy 100 digital production switcher; Squeeze & Tease 3-D option provides two channels of 3-D DVE effects to the Synergy 100 enabling transitions, over-the-shoulder boxes, and the ability to fly and transition any type of key; Ultimatte Insider provides advanced keying in super critical applications.
613-652-4886; www.rossvideo.com

Artbeats Digital Film Library


Artbeats Digital Film Library: contains over 125 titles, including 18 high-definition clips; film/video source material is digitally scanned;

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dust, scratches and flaws are removed; and footage is color-corrected; content can be delivered on CD or accessed via the Web; all standard-definition stock footage products are licensed royalty free for all uses and delivered in QuickTime format in NTSC and PAL.
800-444-9392; www.artbeats.com


Belden Brilliance NEC-rated 1505F: exceptionally flexible version of Belden's 1505A RG-59 digital video coax cable; combats installation-related stresses such as repeated pulling, flexing, bending and crushing; ideal for use in patch bays, mobile studio trucks, remote outdoor field locations and studio settings.
800-BELDEN-4; www.belden.com

Andrew DTV Triple-Mode Filter


Andrew DTV Triple-Mode Filter: for use in medium-power digital television broadcast systems; low insertion loss filter (7.5kW reflective type or 15kW constant impedance type) is suitable for medium-power DTV transmitters; compact size; tunable for a variety of frequency responses to meet broadcaster requirements; all-aluminum construction.
708-349-3300; www.andrew.com


IFS VT/VR71630: offers true real-time eight-bit digital video performance; transmits video signals that exceed the RS-250C medium-haul performance specification; transmits up to 16 real-time video channels with a consistent signal-to-noise ratio up to the maximum optical path loss of the system.
203-426-1180; www.ifs.com

Optelecom 9815T transmitter, 9815R receiver and 9815TR transceiver


Optelecom 9815T transmitter, 9815R receiver and 9815TR transceiver: accept serial digital data conforming to SMPTE 259M, 294M and 305M standards at data rates up to 360Mb/s; versions are available for multimode fiber with transmission ranges up to 4Km, and single-mode versions with transmission ranges to 71Km; 9815T transmitter and 9815R receiver utilize one fiber, while the 9815TR transceiver uses two fibers.
301-840-2121; www.optelecom.com


Miranda Technologies QDC-801i: 10-bit HD downconverter that conforms to SMPTE 292M and outputs to SMPTE 259M-C for SDI, SMPTE 170M for NTSC, and ITU 624-4 for PAL; both automatic line format and frame-rate input, as well as VLI and WSS information insertion, are provided; offers advanced 3-D de-interlacing with edge detection and interpolation and 3:2 pull-down detection.
800-224-7882; www.miranda.com

Optibase MGW 2400


Optibase MGW 2400: Microsoft Windows Media compatible streaming server allows ISPs to offer broadband services over digital subscriber lines (DSL) and cable modems to residential and enterprise markets; system does not require end users to download or install a special player application.
800-451-5101; www.optibase.com

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