As a further guide to the new technology being shown at NAB2003, the Broadcast Engineering staff has compiled a second installment of products making their debut on this year's showroom floor.
Snell & Wilcox Archangel Ph.C
Provides real-time restoration of a variety of film and video impairments, including providing noise reduction in areas of high movement; uses Ph.C Phase Correlation motion estimation technology.
+44 20 8917 4330
NOTEBOOK-BASED DIGITAL EDITING SYSTEM
Consists of a specially configured Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptop computer with news editing software developed from the newsBYTE news NLE system; via its IEEE 1394 interface, 25Mb/s DVCPRO and DV video can be quickly ingested, edited using the software and then file-transferred in the field or studio.
+44 118 902 9200; www.panasonic.com
MPEG-2 VIDEO SERVER
360 Systems ImageServer 7000
Provides up to six video channels, 24 audio channels, and up to 330 hours of storage; file transfer uses the MXF file format over dual Gigabit Ethernet ports; encodes up to 15Mb/s in Main Profile and up to 50Mb/s in 4:2:2 profile; standard features include dual composite and SDI video ports on each channel.
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Link Research LinkXP2
Compact design operating at low power; uses MPEG diversity to maintain a robust signal; offers reduced end-to-end signal delay between the camera and the studio to 40 milliseconds.
+44 1923 244 233; www.linkres.co.uk
BACK-FOCUS ADJUSTMENT TOOL
Band Pro Film/Video Carl Zeiss Sharp Max Universal
Designed with an interchangeable front mount; works easily with all SD and HD B4 mount lenses; eliminates the need to light a chart or move the camera; weighs 2.2kg; comes equipped with nine interface rings.
Panther Broadcast Roller Plate
Weighs 7kg; consists of an aluminum board that can be fitted with track or ground wheels and a push bar or thill, respectively; the board contains various fittings to mount seats, head bowls, risers or a tripod; the roller plate's surface can be doubled in size by adding a second plate.
+49 89 613 900 33; www.panther.tv
Allows unique fingerprints to be inserted into encrypted content under the management of a secure device or smart card.
+31 23 556 27 70; www.irdetoaccess.com
AUDIO ROUTING SWITCHER
Thomson Grass Valley Apex
Multi-format capabilities include support for AES digital audio, Multiple Audio Distribution Interface and Dolby E formats; features a redundant TDM matrix card system to keep signals moving through a facility without interruption.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Magni Systems MCP-601
Seamlessly integrates digital DVI and XGA content with an SDI 601 or analog signal; features an enhanced chroma key that can accommodate either the incoming video signal or the PC signal as well as a split screen display capability.
SeaChange Broadcast MediaCluster 24000
Contains up to 35 terabyes; provides fault resilience, multichannel I/Os and standards-based IP network performance; uses 24 drives per server chassis in clusters comprising of three to seven nodes; stores and plays media encoded at 8Mb/s to 30Mb/s.
+39 0 335 6269422; www.seachangeinternational.com
Sachtler fluid head 75
Available in three versions, for cine, studio and EFP operation; all models feature a payload range of 13kg to 75kg, 24-step counterbalance and boost switching.
+49 89 321 58 200; www.sachtler.de
Pharos Communications Playtime
Multichannel, multi-layered presentation playout system enabling broadcasters to emulate on-air the look and feel of Internet Web pages.
+44 0 118 950 2323 www.pharos-comms.com
NEWS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
ParkerVision PVTV NEWS systems
Enable as few as one or two people to control a number of news production functions, including camera operation, graphics insertion, special effects, video server or tape machine operation, audio control, and chroma keying; system is event-driven rather than time-driven to give the director control of the pace of the show; systems contain late-breaking news hotkeys to enable directors to manage such last-minute events.
Stand: SU5246, RT420
TEST AND MONITORING PLATFORM
Provides MPEG-2 transport stream analysis and monitoring over an IP connection; is packaged in a 1RU standalone platform; provides MPEG-2 transport stream analysis and monitoring over an IP connection; supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s Ethernet ports.
+41 79742 7454; www.pixelmetrix.com
DV EDITING AND EFFECTS SYSTEM
Pinnacle Systems Liquid purple version 5
Delivers real-time 2D and 3D effects, time-saving background processing, analog video output, integrated DVD authoring and Palladium-networked media support.
+49 531 2183 0; www.pinnaclesys.com
HHB Communications PORTADRIVE
Records uncompressed 24-bit/96kHz digital audio onto 8-tracks; six high-gain, low-noise XLR mic/line inputs feature individual phantom powering, gangable limiters, input pads, high-pass filters, and adjustable delay and phase reverse.
+44 20 8962 5000; www.hhb.co.uk
New 3-CCD DV Proline camcorder featuring precision wide-angle Leica Dicomar lens; offers the same body style and many of the same features as the AG-DVX100 24p/30p/60i camcorder; focuses on 480i/60 applications; equipped with 410,000-pixel 3-CCD imagers that deliver more than 500 lines of horizontal resolution.
+44 118 902 9200; www.panasonic.com
Reduces the risk of wind buffeting and camera shake; “channel” leg sections are made of carbon/glass composite; is lightweight; lever action clamps are positioned adjacent to each other.
+49 6131 910930; www.vinten.com
STUDIO EDITING VTR
Sony Electronics SRW-5000
Can record and playback the 1920×1080 HD format at 23.98P, 24P, 25P, 30P or 50i and 59.94i; can also record and playback the 1280×720 @ 59.94P HD format; can playback all existing HDCAM tapes.
+44 1256 355011; www.sony.com/professional
Snell & Wilcox Ingest Station
Creates a file incorporating both content and technical metadata, including SMPTE UMID, which references the content to business and legal databases; features automated quality control devices and a simple control workstation.
+44 20 8917 4330; www.snellwilcox.com
AUTOMATED VIDEO MEASUREMENT SET
Measures high-definition, progressive scan and PC-format signals; provides video measurements in 1080i, 720p, 480p and SXGA formats using multiple industry-standard video parameters.
+44 1344 39 22 00; www.tektronix.com
GENERATORS AND LOGO INSERTERS
Leitch LogoMotion II
Available in analog, SD and HD formats; can insert up to four logos at once; layers may be static logos, animated logos, digital clock, analog clock or an external key/fill source; layers may be any size.
+44 1344 446 000; www.leitch.com
Note: Booth numbers are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of the listings.
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