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09.01.2002
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
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MPEG-4 secrets

NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM

Matrox DigiSuite Max: delivers maximum editing power and creative freedom with more real-time features; analog and digital I/O is supported to enable users to work in their formats of choice and deliver in record time on tape, CD and DVD.
514-822-6000; www.matrox.com

ENCODING AND ARCHIVING SYSTEM

Axon Digital Design TX-Compliance: provides automated “operator-free” server-based recording; covers compliance recording, program archiving and logging.
888-919-9379; www.axon.tv

RESTORATION SYSTEM

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; other features include a customized toolset for archive retrieval, including motion-compensated recursive and transversal filtering to reduced broadband noise and film grain.
408-260-1000; www.snellwilcox.com

DIGITAL SERVICE ACTIVATION METER

Acterna DSAM2500: a lightweight, durable handheld meter for DOSCIS/EURODOSCSIS cable modem installation; enables technicians to install and service high-speed data and video services while onsite; includes signal metering capabilities; features an intuitive graphical interface with an informative online help system.
866-228-3762; www.acterna.com

FLUORESCENT UNIT

Videssence SETLITE SERIES SL 110-255BX: 110W compact fluorescent unit; includes two 55W biax lamps, two-lamp ballast, and a 16-foot power cord with NEMA5-15 prong; contains a C-Clamp or 5/8-inch stand adapter plug.
650-356-0921; www.videssence.tv

RECORDING MICROPHONE

AKG Acoustics C 451 B: fixed permanently to the preamp to eliminate the mechanical problems of the screw joint; provides protection from RF interference; is insensitive to handling noise; has a ruler-flat on axis frequency response; captures signals rich in transients such as drums or overhead miking.
615-620-3800; www.akg-acoustics.com

NEWSROOM AND TRANSMISSION AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

Autocue Qseries: includes QNews, which offers newsroom automation and runs orders, scripts, wires and on-air machine control; also includes QNet, which handles production, scripting and prompting; QTX is a single- or multichannel transmission automation; another system, QMedia, is a media management system that ingests automation, browse server, clip library and desktop editing.
800-293-0118; www.autocue.com

COMPOSITE AND EFFECTS EDITOR

5D Cyborg: features a full 3-D environment with an interactive effects flow graph; includes a 3-D camera model, interactive lighting with up to 24 simultaneous lights; deformations and effects are available on every layer; includes Distort, a Warper with morphing tools, and a timeline module showing editing within the compositing pipeline.
+44 20 7620 4800; www.five-d.com

OPERATING SOFTWARE

Accom Abekas 6000: includes progressive background defragmentation with the ability to resume after power outages or other interruptions; features advanced clip searching facilities and vertical interval timecode recording of MPEG material.
650-328-3818; www.accom.com

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

Avalon AAMconsole: product extension to AVALONidm; monitors the operations of the data management subsystem; administers both the software and the storage hardware that the subsystem manages; issues operational commands to the subsystem when necessary.
+33 1 30 92 38 75; www.ava.com

TOOL FOR VIDEO EDITORS

Digital Juice Editor's Toolkit: nine-DVD set offers broadcast-quality, royalty-free graphics and animations; features a free 16x internal DVD Drive, optional upgrade to external Firewire and The Juicer, for output to multiple formats/resolutions including PAL, NTSC and DV.
800-525-2203; www.digitaljuice.com

SLOW-MOTION CONTROLLER

DNF Controls ST300: operators can select wheel “slo-mo” range or T-Bar for slow-motion control; features automatic mark cue advance, save the last used “slo-mo” speed and enable/disable freeze at record out.
818-898-3380; www.dnfcontrols.com

ENCODING STATION

Envivio Encoding Station: prepares an MPEG-4 file that contains one encoded audio stream, one encoded video stream and the BIFS streams that contain instructions for restructuring the presentation; includes scene description encoding and optimized transmission for streamed files.
866-ENVIVIO; www.envivio.com

WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM

Link Research wireless camera system: includes dual antenna; delivers 4:2:2 TV footage; end-to-end signal delay is 40ms; fixes to the back of any TV camera; can operate at very long distances from the receiver; is fully remote controlled.
+01923 244 233; www.linkres.co.uk




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