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05.01.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New products - U.S. edition

Virtual Robotics Pedestal
Shotoku TP-64VR:
A lightweight, two-stage manual pedestal designed to be used with a virtual system; high-resolution encoders, which are mounted on the wheels and column, provide precise real-time camera position data of X, Y, height and pedestal base angle to the Serial Position Interface (SPI); provides reliable and accurate high-speed data.
949-754-9005; www.shotoku.tv

Graphics playout and management
Quantel Picturebox sQ:
Plays out moving sequences in the form of clips as well as stills; can upgrade to HD; has an optional slo-mo lever; is on the same network as both Paintbox and Picturebox, so there can be a number of independent viewing and editing stations; features an Integrated Graphics Architecture (IGA) computer that manages the database.
203-972-3199; www.quantel.com

Content management system
OmniBus Systems OPUS:
Fully integrated with the OmniBus Colossus automation system and driven by G3 technology; designed to ensure efficient ingest, review, annotation and storage management of content, with on-demand delivery to automation for on-air transmission; includes OPUS MediaFramework, OPUS Logging, OPUS PinPoint, OPUS View, OPUS Index and OPUS MediaFlow.
704-319-2231; www.omnibus.tv

Universal Encoder
Scopus Network Technologies UE-9120:
Encodes two MPEG-2 channels simultaneously; advanced multiplexing capabilities include encoder cascading and save external multiplexing; integrates analog cue tone detection and DPI Cue Tone insertion (SCTE-35) to eliminate the need for an external Cue Tone detection device; provides IP output as a standard feature in addition to ASI.
609-987-8090; www.scopus.net

Single-channel character generator
Pixel Power Clarity300:
Is available with three different software profiles; internal video clip player provides uncompressed 4:2:2:4 recording and playback from an internal disk array of up to four hours; storage can be expanded externally; can playback and record up to four audio channels; can be expanded to offer video clip playback and dual 2-D live squeezeback capability.
954-943-2026; www.pixelpower.com

Telephoto Zoom Lens
Thales Angenieux 26 X 7.8 AIF HD ENG/EFP:
Offers a focal range of 7.8mm to 203mm and an aperture of f/2.2; weighs 4.1lb; rectangular sunshade minimizes light interference; includes selectable zoom/focus sensitivity adjustments, an anti-breathing feature to maintain field of view when focusing and RS-232 control; features Assisted Internal Focus (AIF) technology.
+33 477 90 78 00; www.angenieux.com

MPEG IMX camcorder
Sony MSW-970:
Captures high picture quality using MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML 50Mb/s I-frame compression; features three-chip 2/3in type Sony Power HAD EX CCDs; has 14-bit A/D Conversion and Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP); records audio in either 20- or 16-bit resolution; LSI achieves a low-power consumption of 27W; remotely control camera settings and basic VTR functions.
800-686-SONY; www.sony.com/professional

ENG camcorder
Panasonic AJ-SPC700:
Uses P2 storage; combines a 2/3in 520,000-pixel IT 3-CCD camera with 60 fields interlace recording in 25Mb/s DVCPRO/DV and 50Mb/s 4:2:2 DVCPRO50 format on a P2 card; switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios; features three recording modes, a built-in memo microphone and a shot marker indication on video clips; has five P2 card slots, providing up to 160 minutes record capacity at DVCPRO and 80 minutes in DVCPRO50 with 8GB P2 cards.
201-392-4127; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

HD camera Grass Valley LDK 4000: Supports 1080i or 720p production; features low-power consumption and Grass Valley’s HD Dynamic Pixel Management (HD-DPM) image-sensor technology; includes a camera head, a base station and an HD triax cable adapter; choose between an 2in or 5in viewfinder.
503-526-8200 www.thomsongrassvalley.com

Multiplexer, demultiplexer
Leitch HMX6800+ multiplexer and HDX6800+ demultiplexer:
Accommodate two or four balanced or unbalanced AES signals; support 1080i and 720p standards; meet facility-specific standards for multiple languages and compressed signals; correct common audio channel problems; multiplexer embeds up to four AES/EBU inputs into any or all of the four audio groups; demultiplexer de-embeds and provides up to four AES/EBU outputs, and auto-detects between SD and HD inputs. 859-371-5533; www.leitch.com

DV-to-SDI Decoder
Miranda DV-Bridge CAM:
Decodes 25Mb/s DV stream to digital video; supports DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO formats; SDI output features embedded audio and time code (DVITC); digital audio outputs lock at 48KHz; has four-pin and six-pin IEEE 1394 ports; supports 32kHz, 44.1kHz and 48kHz DV audio sample rates.
514-333-1772; www.miranda.com

I/O system
Avid DNxchange:
Encode HD-SDI signals from cameras, switchers, routers and decks to Avid DNxHD media; once material is encoded, HD media can be moved over the existing SD-SDI infrastructures within a facility; converts DNxHD media into uncompressed HD files and outputs the media to any device with an HD-SDI interface. 800-949-2843; www.avid.com



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