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01.01.2006
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New Products

NETWORKED GRAPHICS SOLUTION

Inscriber Inca AutoCG: A network graphics solution that connects to automation and news vendor systems; manages graphics across networks; controls graphic output; ingests news vendor data; increases existing workflow with the same staff; allows users to drive more customized full screens, shoulder graphics, banners and live-to-air with control.
519-570-9111; www.inscriber.com

HD CAMERA

Panasonic AG-HVX200: Handheld HD solid-state storage camcorder; includes two 4GB P2 cards; captures video in 21 video formats; uses two of Panasonic's new 8GB P2 cards; provides 64 minutes of record time in DVCPRO or DV, 40 minutes in 720p, 32 minutes in DVCPRO50, and 16 minutes in 1080/60 and 720/60.
201-348-5300; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

VTR

Grass Valley Turbo iDDR: Version 2.2 of the Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder lets users load HDV-2 material via FireWire from Sony HDV camcorders and VTRs or HDV files from NLE systems; imports QuickTime H.264-encoded HD content; uses the Advanced Media Protocol over the new Ethernet socket interface.
503-526-8200; www.grassvalley.com

NETWORKING PLATFORM

Harris NetVX: Multi-service video-networking system supports triple-play services; is contained in one chassis; includes a low bit rate SD encoder; HD functionality includes picture quality improvements at lower bit rates, and enhanced HD audio ports for Dolby 5.1/Dolby E carriage; IP-over-ASI functionality enables bidirectional IP transport over service providers' existing ASI loops.
800-442-7747; www.harris.com

AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

ViewCast Niagara SchedulStream: Schedules and manages Windows Media and RealNetworks RealVideo encoding sessions; is an upgrade to ViewCast's Niagara SCX software; automates encoding schedules; stores content locally as well as through network locations; uses streaming templates established for specific applications, allowing users to optimize scheduling workflows.
972-488-7200; www.viewcast.com

VIDEO QUALITY EVALUATION SYSTEM

K-WILL VP21P: Double-stimulus video quality evaluation system; performs detailed, pixel-by-pixel measurement, compares a reference and copies videos; analyzes the 720p HD format and resolutions of 1280 × 720 pixels in progressive scan on a fully automated and real-time basis; features debugging encoder/decoder operations, automatic dubbing, DVD authoring and DVD playback.
310-512-6910; www.kwillcorporation.com

DISK RECORDER

Focus Enhancements FireStore FS-100: Portable HD disk recorder; can be used with Panasonic's AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 handheld camera-recorder; includes 90 minutes of extended hard disk recording time; accepts DVCPRO HD 100Mb/s and DVCPRO 50 SD streams from the AG-HVX200 handheld camera-recorder; imports clips to an NLE's timeline and edits immediately.
408-866-8300; www.focusinfo.com

MULTIVIEWER

Zandar Technologies Predator HD8: 1RU HDTV video and audio monitoring multiviewer; has eight auto sensing inputs allowing HDTV 720p and 1080i formats and legacy SDI signals to be used together; can display eight images on one ultra-high-resolution display or mode-switched to display images across two displays; input source auto-detection, embedded audio monitoring, GPI inputs and outputs and user configurable alarms are included as standard.
321-939-0457; www.zandar.com

ON-DEMAND CAPTURE SYSTEM

SeaChange Ingest Blade: Video capture system simultaneously ingests hundreds of TV programs for immediate access by on-demand subscribers; processes content on-board at hundreds of Mb/s; eliminates typical Ethernet, operating system and CPU path bottlenecks, enabling operators to add hours of video programming to servers.
978-897-0100; www.schange.com

POST-PRODUCTION CONSOLES

AMS Neve MMC 300 and MMC 400: Post-production consoles feature a new central panel, giving users control over monitoring, source and surround mixing; have eight assignable faders that can be used as group, stem, aux or master faders, or additional input channel faders; MMC 400 is fitted with conventional channel strips; MMC 300 uses a knob per function assignable channel.
212-965-1400; www.ams-neve.com

CONTROL SUITE

Eyeheight Playout Application Suite: Software enables Eyeheight's playout master control switcher, bugEyes logo generator and SQ-2E image-squeeze processor to be configured and managed from a standard PC running Windows; performs health checks on new and existing installations; automatically repairs wrongly set parameters; connects via a single RS-232 cable and incorporates 1024 × 768 pixel GUI.
866-469-2729; www.eyeheight.com

HD/SD VIDEO EDITOR SYSTEM

Canopus EDIUS NX: PCI Express-based system features EDIUS Pro nonlinear editing software, which provides real-time, mixed format editing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 formats; features real-time HQ batch capture from 1080i and 720p HDV cameras and decks, including Canon's XL H1 24fps HD camcorder and JVC's GY-HD100U ProHD progressive camcorder.
408-954-4500; www.canopus.com

PLUG-IN

Pixel Power ActiveX: Plug-in is a front-end to the graphics database hosted on the Pixel Power Control Centre server; compatible with Avid iNews and ENPS newsroom automation systems; provides tight, visual integration of the graphics content of a newscast; allows newsroom staff to search for and fill out predefined Clarity templates.
954-943-2026; www.pixelpower.com

GRAPHICS PLUG-IN

Inscriber TitleMotion Pro HD: Plug-in for Inscriber TitleMotion lets users strike 3-D text, effects and multi-layered compositing; can add animated textures and animated kerning; 3-D effects can be applied to text and graphic objects; improves efficiency by providing offline creation capability that exports into editing studio applications.
519-570-9111; www.inscriber.com

CONVERTER

Teranex Mini: DTV format converter can be used as a stand-alone portable DTV format converter, or three can be rack-mounted on a 1RU shelf; includes NLE ingest/playout conversions, SD camera upconversion, and HD VTR downconversion; SD/HD SDI I/O with embedded audio is standard, with an option for DVI, HDMI, and analog component out.
407-858-6000; www.teranex.com

MID-FRAME MATRIX

Clear-Com Eclipse Median: Frame incorporates eight interface slots and provides 112 ports in 6RU; each of the 16 port matrix cards provides full duplex connections with panels and external lines plus intelligent interfacing to other matrices; supports E-Que card for T1, ISDN, IP and FreeSpeak/CellCom.
+44 20 8939 4650; www.vitecgroup.com

MOBILE ROUTER

NVISION NV8288: Digital video router can be configured for asymmetric configurations up to 288 × 576; can be expanded without distribution amplifiers to create routers up to 576 × 576; card cage is 10 × 12; features one-on-one redundant power supplies and one-on-one redundant control modules.
800-719-1900; www.nvision.com



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