REAL-TIME RENDERING 3-D VIRTUAL STUDIO
FOR-A digiStorm: An on-air graphics solution; created with Brainstorm Multimedia's eStudio; Brainstorm tools allow for the creation of 3-D objects, text and animations, multi-pass textures and reflection; text quality is high with edge effects including emboss, shadow and glow; example applications include 3-D character generation, wraps, rotating logos and sports scores.
LI-ION BATTERY SYSTEM
PAG L95 Power Circle: Battery uses advanced Li-Ion cell technology; provides 95Wh capacity; weighs 745g; provides extra run-time for cameras and lights up to 35W; two L95s provide sufficient power for a day's shooting with most camera and lighting set-ups; easily stowed in camera bag; available in PAGlok, V-Mount and AB connectors.
+44 20 8540 4116; www.paguk.com
HDV CAMERA BATTERY
Swit S-8770 DV: Designed for HDV cameras; has Li-Ion technology; includes built-in multiple protective circuit design; has no memory effect; display accurately shows remaining power within minutes; features 7.2V, 31.8Wh and weighs 10kg.
+86 25 85805295; www.swit-battery.com
Sachtler Director II: Has two versions, 575 W fresnel luminaire and a 575 W PAR luminaire; optional DMX module provides remote switching and dimming, compact design and reduced weight; fast setup; operates at any voltage from 90V to 260V; equipped with four-leaf barndoors and filters.
+49 89 32158200; www.sachtler.com
CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM
Harris H-Class: Provides broadcasters and content providers with the means to integrate disparate processes into a single, modular system; handles all content management and delivery enterprise-wide from creation to consumption; based on open standards.
HD DISC RECORDER
Sony XDCAM HD: Combines 1080-line picture quality with the workflow benefits of nonlinear, file-based production; uses MPEG Long GOP encoding at selectable bit rates of 18Mb/s, 25Mb/s or 35Mb/s; offers backwards compatibility; will play back DVCAM material recorded with an XDCAM SD machine.
NEWS CATALOGUING AND ARCHIVE SYSTEM
Crispin NewsCat: Archives news stories and makes them easily searchable for reuse; Web-browsable interface enables multiple users to search and retrieve video from archives as well as view low-resolution proxy video.
Omneon Video ProBrowse: Creates and displays low-resolution (proxy) versions of full-resolution material contained within the server system; identification and viewing is simplified with automatic proxy generation, coupled with user-selectable thumbnail images and metadata searching; monitors content directories within several networked Omneon Spectrum servers; automatically generates 1Mb/s low-resolution versions of all material.
HARD DISK DRIVE
JVC DR-HD100: Attaches directly to the JVC GY-HD100E camcorder; uses a single FireWire cable to communicate audio, video, timecode and control information; is available in two versions: a 40GB capacity hard disk, which offers more than three hours of uninterrupted recording, and a 80GB version, which offers seven hours of uninterrupted recording; both record and back up DV and HDV video.
STUDIO DIRECT TO EDIT RECORDER
FOCUS Enhancements FireStore FS-2E: Records video to FireWire disk drives in edit-ready, native DV-NLE file formats; features several standard audio and video I/O options; interfaces with standard control protocols such as RS422, RS-232C, AV/C and GPI; can connect to networks via FTP using an Ethernet interface to copy files and control the unit.
DIGITAL VIDEO PROCESSOR
Terayon DM 6400 Network CherryPicker: Applications include grooming of custom channel line-ups, rate shaping and statistical multiplexing; designed to deliver superior picture quality for both SD and HD digital video services; now features support for the H.264/AVC advanced codec.
DIGITAL MASTERING AND PLAYBACK SERVER
QuVis Encore: Master and playback more than 50 video formats, including SD, HD and high-resolution graphics formats; features 12 independent channels of digital audio, a standard Gig-E network interface and native front panel access to internal storage; remote editing and playback control is available via RS-422/RS-232 and TCP/IP interfaces.
PESA Cheetah: 128NE offers a 128×128 routing matrix; requires one power supply of fewer than 600W to drive the compact 7RU system; the 11RU Cheetah 128XE can select between a 128×128 configuration with output options or output expansion up to 128×256 without option slots available; 128WE is housed in 11RU and supports a 128×128 configuration with all output options available and support for Matrix WatchDog.
IT-BASED ACQUISITION, RECORDING, STORAGE DEVICES
Grass Valley Infinity: Uses IT-based disk drives and IT-based storage solutions; includes removable hard disk-based Iomega REV products and Pro-grade CompactFlash; features 14-bit digital imaging; allows users to choose between several video formats; SD formats are selectable in either 16:9, 4:3 or letterbox aspect ratios; features JPEG2000 codec, which delivers 10-bit 4:2:2 resolution images and is frame accurate; includes the Infinity Digital Media Camcorder and Infinity Digital Media Recorder.
MULTICHANNEL INGEST AND PLAYOUT SERVER
Geevs MR: Handles compressed or uncompressed HD or SD media; can work independently or as part of a mass-distribution or capture facility; storage options include support for SATA, SCSI, or Fibre Channel storage; designed for integration with Lightworks' Alacrity and Touch NLEs.
+44 1256 810123; http://geebroadcast.co.uk
eCinema Systems DCM23: Uses custom TFT LCD technology with custom modified optics; has a 23in diagonal view, 4in width and weighs 22lb; can be used for color grading and for critical picture evaluation; communicates color from set to post; has less than 15ms response time; video displayed at frame rates for all standards.
DIGITAL MEDIA TOOLS
Telestream Flip4Mac: Provides file compatibility and direct file transfer into Final Cut Pro systems from Grass Valley servers and Ikegami cameras; browses, imports, edits and exports content to and from devices not natively supported by Final Cut Pro; transfers can occur faster than real time; features the ability to view keyframes and metadata support.
MULTISERVICE ENCODING PLATFORM
Harmonic DviCom Electra 5000: Encodes multiple channels in multiple formats using multiple video/audio compression standards; delivers broadcast video services to a variety of devices; basic configurations simultaneously encode two full resolution SD channels using MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and/or VC-1; can encode a single channel in multiple formats, multiple channels in a single format or multiple channels in different formats.
HD/SD SWITCHABLE TURNKEY BRANDING SYSTEM
Chyron Channel Box: Features 3-D motions and effects of live video, clips and graphics; has an intuitive Creation GUI; can customize Event Control GUI, all events in a scene are maintained within a timeline and controlled through the Event Control GUI; includes API and control interfaces; has an HD/SD switchable platform.
COLOR CORRECTION SYSTEM
Quantel The Pablo Suite: Combines image processing hardware and color correction software; is built on the foundations of eQ and iQ; is a complete Digital Intermediate system; includes Integrated Concurrent Processing; suite includes three models: eQ Pablo Suite for HD applications, iQ2 Pablo Suite for 2K digital intermediates and iQ4 Pablo Suite for everything up to and including 4K DI working.
+44 1635 48222; www.quantel.com
NAS-BASED UNCOMPRESSED HDTV STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
Exanet ExaStore: Allows data sharing of high volumes while substantially simplifying systems integration and lowering overall costs; does not require any special hardware or software in the workstation or host computer; is based on off-the-shelf commodity hardware; provides seamless access to data regardless of load on the system, with no downtime; clustering provides total solution reliability.
Studio Network Solutions globalSAN X-4: Includes 1.6TB of SATA storage in 1RU; contains a single RAID controller and two client licenses of SAN software; can connect directly to the X-4 over Gigabit Ethernet and share RAID-protected storage; is based on the iSCSI protocol; offers more bandwidth and greater distance capabilities than USB or FireWire.
NETWORKED BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM
Barco NG System: Includes a rack-mountable chassis; features redundant power supplies and integrated shelf-management module; is equipped with hot-swappable auto-sensing input boards supporting SD and HD video feeds; one rear-projection module is capable of simultaneously displaying multiple analog and digital video feeds together; two or more modules can be combined into a huge display wall to monitor hundreds of signals.
Zandar FusionPro+: Features two versions; a 1RU version provides eight scalable windows; a 3RU version allows for 26-channel operation; video input is modular and on easily accessible front-loading cards; user display configuration is now provided via the Z-Configurator Layout Configuration software; control remotely over RS-232, RS-422/485 or LAN; accepts all common video formats; supports resolutions up to W-UXGA and 1080p.
3-D ANIMATION SOFTWARE
Avid Technology SOFTIMAGE|XSI version 5.0: Includes non-destructive character tools and a comprehensive set of migration tools for Maya users; features the GATOR attribute transfer system for repurposing properties and animation between models; has native 64-bit support for XSI and mental ray 3.4 software; has a gigapolygon core that leverages multi-processor and multi-core platforms.
MULTI-CHEMISTRY BATTERY CHARGER
IDX VL-4Si: Advanced battery charger system handles up to four Li-Ion, NiCd or NiMH batteries simultaneously; LCD display monitors battery condition; direct USB PC interface; charges NP-style batteries with A-E2NP adapter; quick charge at 3A for one to three channels or 2.3A for four channels.
Rhozet Carbon Engine SDK and Carbon Farm SDK: Provides the encoding power of the Carbon transcoding engine and Carbon Farm to custom third-party applications; allows third-party applications to interact directly with the Carbon transcoding engine; the Carbon Engine SDK allows control of a single transcoding kernel.
AES/EBU TO ETHERSOUND INTERFACES
Digigram ES881, ES1241 and ES16161: The rack-mount AES/EBU to EtherSound interfaces are available in a variety of I/O configurations that connect any digital product to an EtherSound network; all devices offer sample rate converters on each input and World Clock input and output; ES881 offers four stereo AES/EBU inputs and outputs (eight EtherSound channels for each); the ES1241 offers two stereo AES/EBU inputs and six stereo AES/EBU outputs (four and 12 EtherSound channels respectively); the ES16161 features eight stereo AES/EBU inputs and outputs (16 EtherSound channels for each); the ES881 and ES1241 come with XLRs on the digital audio inputs and outputs; the ES16161 features Sub-D connectors.
+33 0 476 52 53 01; www.digigram.com
CAT 5E UTP CABLES
Belden CDT Brilliance CatSnake: Tactical field-deployable Category 5e audio/video cables designed for use in patching Ethernet or other Cat 5e digital audio and video formats; are AES/EBU compliant; designed for indoor broadcast applications in high-traffic areas and broadcast truck applications; features Belden's bonded-pair unshielded twisted pairs with 24AWG stranded bare copper conductors and polyolefin insulation; also available in a heavy-jacket wall version and an up-jacketed version for the harshest heavy-duty applications.
Switchcraft StudioPro 6425: The 64-way patchbay of 4×6 jacks is fitted with TT EZ Norm audio jacks, which allow the normals to be set or changed from the font of the panel; internally wired using 110Ω cable; connections on the rear are 25-way D-Sub; the grounds are bussed to allow passing of phantom power.
HANDHELD TV ANALYZER
Rohde & Schwarz R&S FSH3-TV: Designed for servicing new installations and maintaining or repairing TV cable network or transmitter components; combines the functions and characteristics of a full-featured spectrum analyzer and a TV test receiver; comes equipped with a TV board, preamplifier and tracking generator; supports all common analog TV standards; can be upgraded at any time for DVB-C, J.83/B or ATSC/8VSB.
LI-ION CAMERA BATTERY
Frezzi FLB-100/130/300: Li-Ion series of batteries; 14.8V, output ranging from 100Wh to 200Wh; has an advanced power metering system; connects to all cameras using V-LOCK or other mounts; lightweight for easier camera balancing.
M/E DIGITAL SWITCHER
FOR-A VPS-700 GINA: Includes 2-D DVE for every input, up to 16 SD inputs and outputs, six keyers, six chroma keys and six channels of 2-D or 3-D DVE; offers optional 2-D DVE in every input; delivers up to 32 DVE channels; supports 525/60 and 625/50 SD formats; features eight standard inputs, each of which has a frame synchronizer and still store feature using the F/S freeze and eight standard outputs, which can be increased by increments of four up to 16 primary inputs, 16 outputs and six key layers (four keyers and two DSK).
Telairity Semiconductor AVClarity: Works with the Telairity-1 processor architecture to create next-generation H.264 HD broadcast video encoding systems that cut bandwidth use in half compared with MPEG-2 encoders; supports AVC level 4.0 for broadcast encoding at HD resolutions of 720p and 1080i.
CHANNEL BRANDING SYSTEMS
Miranda Oxtel Series Imagestore HDTV, Intuition HD and 300: Each of the three systems allows broadcasters to output HD and SD channel branding and promotional graphics with multichannel mixing; the Imagestore HDTV features a dual DVE and integral, four-group audio mixer; the Imagestore Intuition HD's coprocessor extends the graphics capabilities of the Imagestore HDTV to allow the playout of multilevel HD channel branding; the Imagestore 300 offers SDI channel branding and a master control switching processor that features dual 2-D and 3-D DVEs, video and 16-channel audio mixing, eight-channel audio playout, automated character generation, animation and still playout and EAS support.
VIDEO CAPTURE CARD
AJA Video KONA LH: The 10-bit uncompressed video capture card is available for OSX and Final Cut Studio; offers HD and SD analog and digital I/O; supports such codecs as DVCProHD, HDV playback and DV50 with hardware acceleration on-board for the playback of DVCProHD, HDV and Apple's Dynamic RT Extreme.
SDI-TO-ANALOG FORMAT CONVERTER
Kramer Electronics 7408: Part of the Kramer DigiTOOLS line, the compact, multistandard, adjustment-free, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter accepts an SDI (4:2:2 serial digital video) input; provides a reclocked and equalized looping SDI output; converts the original signal to analog outputs in three common signal formats: composite video, s-video (YC) and composite video (YUV); uses four-times digital oversampling to minimize digital artifacts.
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXERS
Euphonix Max Air V1.4 and System 5-B V2.8.1: Software and hardware upgrades for the on-air digital audio mixing systems include live control surface module resynchronization, configurable aux sends, Image Video TSI-1000 integration, ergonomic improvements to the surface and faster embedded processors; individual control surface modules can be removed and reintroduced without the need to reboot and with no loss of audio; can be configured with 24 aux send busses or the original 16.
JDSU Uniphase DTS-200 and DTS-330: The digital and IP video test and measurement analyzers can now analyze Sony's Passage technology; offers MPEG-2 analysis and stream code capability; performs capture, accurate playback, as well as table, PID and PCR timing measurements, TR101-290, private table decodes and conditional access test; the Passage technology allows equipment from different vendors to operate concurrently on existing digital CATV networks.