Panasonic AJ-HD3700A: can record 10-bit uncompressed 625/525i standard-definition video; provides full bandwidth, 10-bit component recording at 74.25MHz and 37.125 sampling; offers metadata recording, plus eight audio channels providing support for 5.1 channel surround sound in HD format.
MONITORING DOWNCONVERTER AND DV ENCODER
Miranda DVC-800: operates with Sony's HDCAM and Panasonic's AJ-HDC27A; mounts between the camera and its battery; outputs include HD-SDI, SDI, composite and DV/IEEE 1394; camera can be plugged directly into laptop/DV editing system or a DV portable drive; timecode burn in, graticule markers and on-screen display of metadata information allows everyone on set to see complete picture at all times.
Analog Way HD Scan: computer-to-HDTV scan converter allows users to convert their workstations, PCs, MACs and graphic images (up to 1600×1200) into HDTV; conversion is ensured in real time, with sized aspect ratio and linear zoom up to 200 percent; the HDTV comes with dual HD-SDI output and optional Tri-Levels sync HD components.
DIGITAL WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Thomson multimedia Digital Wireless Camera System: able to dock to the LDK100 and LDK200 camera heads; enables users to capture close-up images and unique POV shots at live sporting and entertainment events as well as in the studio, without triax cable or antenna receiver assistant.
MIPS-BASED RISC MICROPROCESSOR
Toshiba TMPR4926XB-200: 64-bit MIPS-based RISC microprocessor (MPU); brings high-level security to data transmissions in high-performance packet processing applications; supports the data encryption standard (DES) algorithm; based on a TX49/H2 core operating at 200MHz.
DAL CHANNEL MANAGER
Encoda Systems A6500: includes device control, media management and ingest; is scalable within a standard playout environment; tracks multiple outgoing feeds from a single station; provides visibility across all channels; changes can be made to an event while it is playing.
DIGITAL DIRECT ACCESS CONSOLE
Stagetec Aurus: works immediately like an analog console; can have up to 96 channel strips and as many as 300 audio channels; able to use two independent control consoles in parallel on one single AURUS system; features similar functions for multichannel processing and monitoring; bridge comprises high resolution TFT color displays that can be toggled between different metering types; signal processing performed by a 40-bit floating — point arithmetic; integrated with the digital router NEXUS STAR.
IP SECURITY SYSTEM
Irdeto CypherCast V.2: multiple encryption units can now be controlled from one single encryption manager; AES Rijndael encryption algorithm has been implemented to enhance the security of the CA system; secures both unicast and multicast IP data that travels over any broadband network.
LINUX-BASED BACKGROUND RENDERING SOFTWARE
Discreet burn: rendering is completed offline in a Linux-based render farm; frees up Discreet online effects workstations; initiate background rendering tasks from within the Batch module of inferno 5, flame 8 or flint 8.
MULTIVIEWER MONITORING SERIES
Evertz 7765MVM: increases signal integrity monitoring capacity by simultaneously accepting up to eight, 12 or 16 asynchronous SDI video input signals with embedded or external AES/EBU audio; displays a multiplexed signal with audio level and phase bar graphs; fault condition alert messages based on programmable performance parameters are displayed on-screen.
ON-AIR AUTOMATION BACKUP
DNF Controls 3040P: download feature enables playlist download from a traffic or automation system to the 3040P Playlist Playout System; following the download, operators may play out playlists directly from the 3040P or use the 3040P to provide backup for the on-air automation system.
DUAL CHANNEL SERVER SYSTEM
DVS HDXWay: for uncompressed real-time HD record and playout; incorporates two independent HD channels on a shared high-speed HD videodisk array; designed for TV stations transmitting in various time zones and users involved with stereovision solutions.
Scopus, BetaResearch betacube: integrated system uses Scopus' CODICO and BetaResearch's betacrypt2 CAS and “betanexxt” customer care and billing system; local encoding is supported by Scopus' E-1xxx encoder family, and a network management system for system and element monitoring, control, and management;
Scopus: 858-618-1600; www.scopus.net BetaResearch: +49 88 99 56 7000 www.betaresearch.de/english/adressen_frm.html
E-mediavision.com Point: telestrator system for live productions; touchscreen allows users to draw freehand, place animated arrows and recall saved graphics and animations; allows users to set up their own menus if needed; features 10-bit internal picture processing and conforms to the CCIR601 standard; available in SDI and analog versions; in remote productions, a remote link kit allows the main computer to remain in the truck and the touchscreen to be located at the presenters' position.
+44 1732 740216 www.e-mediavision.com
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Ancept Media Server: provides centralized repository for high-res video; allows TV editors to search, browse, and instantly view and edit video frame-accurately from a Web-based interface; allows exchange of content between repository and NLE, playout and automation systems; is integrated with encoding, transcoding and indexing tools such as Telestream and Virage; is integrated with storage and file system technology to handle extremely high volume and simultaneous access to content from multiple systems.
PREVENTATIVE MONITORING SOLUTION
Pixelmetrix DV-Station Pod-Remote: smaller version of the flagship DVStation; consists of from one to four book-sized Pod modules and a single 1U rack-mounted remote controller; operated through a LAN or dial-up telephone.
TANDBERG Television integrated L-Band output: is offered within the TANDBERG Voyager E5740 DSNG unit; allows integration of communications within the main satellite link; saves rack space; uses low-cost block upconverters; simplifies control; Voyager E5740 DSNG includes a low symbol rate option.
MASTER CONTROL PANEL
Quartz FS panel: buttons display dynamic text and graphics information; high-resolution shaft encoders allow for adjustment of all analog parameters and a leer-arm permits true manual operation for live events; panel may be combined with the existing modular range of panels and can mix dedicated and delegated panels to be used in multichannel systems; allows QMC to scale from single-channel analog replacement situations, all the way up to complex multichannel digital networks.
Axon PBS02: two-channel backup switcher prevents transmission interruption by sending out a warning signal and automatically switching over to the backup channel; has two digital serial component inputs and two SDI outputs; monitors passively; card includes different switch options.
INTEGRATED NEWS PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Panasonic, Dalet network DV: system integrates Panasonic DV camcorders with Dalet's newsroom and asset management system; video is stored centrally and shared across a Gigabit Ethernet network for simultaneous recording, editing and playback without disruption; a central server gives access to all video material from any workstation; browse, make shot selections and edit footage from any computer.
Panasonic: 800-528-8601; www.panasonic.com/broadcast
Dalet: 212-825-3322; www.dalet.com
Harmonic MN20: MN20 can now multiplex MPEG-2 content and data for transport/distribution across an IP network; the new Ethernet Output Module encapsulates the MPEG-2 stream into IP packets, which are then transmitted via IP unicast or IP multicast; supports a wide range of input and output network interfaces, allowing integration with transports such as ASI, ATM and IP/Ethernet.
WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM
Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless: combines digital audio with an analog-type radio link; includes full bandwidth audio frequency responses up to 20kHz with the absence of a compandor and its artifacts; special analog type of modulation is used for the RF link to lower the spectral noise and improve compatibility when multiple systems are operated simultaneously.
DIGITAL WAVEFORM MONITOR
OmniTek OmniView: operates in the RGB or YUV domain; has a built-in test generator for comparison of output image data with internally generated reference images; pixel data can be analyzed against a reference signal and/or displayed in graphical or tabular format; enables checking of input color gamut and the display of illegal value areas; provides CRC, TRS and EDH error checking; supports multichannel embedded audio level and status display.
+44 1256 881 110; www.omnitek.tv
Canon Digi Super 100×s: incorporates Canon's Image Stabilizer technology; includes a speed of F/1.7, weighs 50.18 lbs.; provides viewers with shake-free images; zoom range is from wide angle to telephoto; focal length is 9.3~930mm.
MONITOR AND MEASUREMENT TOOL FOR WINDOWS
Hamlet VidScope: provides a mean to waveform monitor and vectorscope, but displayed on the PC's monitor screen; looks and behaves like a conventional CRT scope; displays from one line to full frame in real-time; runs on desktop or laptop; has a preview monitor window.
+44 (0)1202 653 016; www.hamlet.co.uk