01.01.2007 12:00 PM
NEW PRODUCTS

DIGISUPER 22xs
Canon

High-definition studio lens optical system maintains size and weight commensurate to that of other portable production cameras, weighing one-third of a typical HD box lens; features 105mm input optical port that produces a high sensitivity, high contrast, optimized uniformity of brightness across the image plane.
800-321-4388; www.usa.canon.com

Apx585
Audio Precision

Audio analyzer with eight simultaneous channels of analog I/O designed for multichannel audio products; features a user interface that allows operators to take measurements almost immediately; enables operators to automate entire test sequences, which then generate customizable graphic reports on individual test settings and results every time a sequence is run; offers a continuous sweep method that can take multiple measurements at once.
503-627-0832; www.ap.com

Headzone
beyerdynamic

Portable mixing system provides headphone-based 5.1 surround-sound reproduction for broadcast, post production, recording studios, mobile recording and video game sound design; offers ultrasonic tracking system that locates the orientation of the listener's head with respect to the source material and adjusts the audio accordingly; allows the operator complete freedom of movement; offers an advanced room simulation program that allows the operators to create an ideal auditory space in which to monitor the surround audio.
631-293-3200
www.beyerdynamic-usa.com

DP600 Program Optimizer
Dolby

File-based audio loudness analysis and correction system automatically normalizes the loudness of all file-based programming and commercials without affecting the original dynamic range by either adjusting metadata values or scaling the audio signal itself to a target loudness level; offers faster-than-real-time encoding and decoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E content, as well as transcoding between formats; includes compatibility with many common broadcast media file formats.
415-558-0200; www.dolby.com

SMK4061
DPA Microphones

Stereo microphone kit based around a pair of 4061 miniature series omnidirectional microphones; provides accurate sound quality for both live and recording applications; can handle the extreme sound pressure levels that occur when mounting the microphones in close proximity to, or on, the instrument; includes a variety of mounting accessories such as magnetic mounts and boundary layer mounts, which transform the mics into pressure zone mics, for a wide range of positioning options.
303-485-1025
www.dpamicrophones.com

PT8613
DK-Technologies

The dual link test signal generator module for the PT5300 HD-SD sync generator uses 1080p progressive scanning and 4:4:4 sampled component HD signals with up to 12-bit video resolution; allows 16 channels of audio test signals to be embedded into the video signal; provides a variety of test patterns, including dynamic patterns synchronized with the embedded audio for checking of AV synchronization; allows the insertion of a text label of up to 3 × 16 characters into the active video.
831-335-5543; www.dk-technologies.net

NET 1
Sennheiser

Wireless network system allows up to 10 receivers to be connected; works with a PC or alone; features a frequency management facility, frequency bank scanning, automatic distribution of frequencies to the receivers and wireless synchronization of the transmitters; allows real-time monitoring and remote control; integrates with existing wireless systems; includes a wide voltage range power supply for worldwide use.
860-434-9190
www.sennheiserusa.com

FHD-4i
Quantegy Recording Solutions

External hard drive features a quad interface including two FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 port, one USB 2.0 port and one eSATA port; features an internal power supply, an ultra-quiet fan, a full complement of interface cables and a carrying case; includes Oxford Semiconductor 924 chipset; is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux workstations.
800-752-0732; www.quantegy.com

Duality
Solid State Logic

Large-format production console enables channel processing to be placed in the input or monitor path of the workstation by using a new split channel path; includes a Variable Harmonic Drive input stage on each channel and a SuperAnalogue mic amp, E and G series equalizers, and peak sensing RMS/over-easy compression; provides VCA-style or moving fader automation and complete control over DAW parameters from the console channel rotaries; offers multiple stereo busses or multiple 5.1 stems to optimize use of a full set of 5.1 pan/positioning controls on each channel; features a control surface that adds TFT display across all channels and Eyeconix, which enables the use of icons and images as track markers.
212-315-1111
www.solid-state-logic.com

MZ-M200
Sony

Hi-MD recorder for broadcast and ENG applications records; plays in Hi-MD and MD formats; features larger buttons for basic record and playback operations, an overload indicator, a manual recording level control, and an ECM-DS70P stereo microphone; accepts removable 1GB MiniDiscs for up to 94 minutes of linear PCM uncompressed recording time and up to 34 hours in ATRAC3 plus format; includes USB 2.0 port for Mac and Windows.
800-686-7669
www.sony.com/professional

XA22x7BES
Fujinon

Compact, lightweight HD studio box lens has a focal length from 7mm to 154mm and F-stop ramping characteristics; features minimal focus breathing, 14-bit (16-bit optional) control with external port for robotics interface; incorporates a belt drive for zoom and focus; accepts a 127mm filter in the front barrel; offers all the features of the company's DIGI POWER controls; features LED indicators for zoom, iris and extender on the outside of the lens; comes with a support that fits on standard ENG-capable tripods, studio pedestals and robotics systems.
973-633-5600
www.fujinonbroadcast.com

HD-RH1
Iconix

High-definition POV 3-CCD remote camera system features a 1/3in progressive 16:9 image sensor, backed by a 1/3in 3-CCD prism system for optics, using 14-bit quantization at the A/D conversion and processing steps; prism leverages an asynchronous signal processing architecture that runs the CCD imagers at a different clock rate from the output signal; captures and outputs video in NTSC and PAL formats in all HD resolutions, while supporting frame rates of 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps and 60fps; includes outputs of HD-SDI as two single-link 4:2:2, dual-link 4:4:4 RGB/YcbCr, DBI-I and analog outputs, with genlocking capability to tri-level sync.
800-783-1080
www.iconixvideo.com

DM240XR
Radyne

The open standard modulator includes DVB-S2 CM, VCM and ACM mode support; is DVB-S and DVB-S2 compliant; enables data rates up to 250Mb/s; features a Pro-MPEG GigE interface, as well as ASI, DVB Parallel, HSSI and G.703.
602-437-9620; www.radn.com

VM6000
Tektronix

Automatic video measurement set runs on a new platform with high-speed signal acquisition hardware and optimized video measurement algorithms; detects video format automatically; allows testing of SD (480i, 480p, 576i and 576p) and HD (720p, 1080i and 1080p) video formats; enables users to freely select test patterns; uses the DPO7000 oscilloscope platform with a 12.1in XGA high-resolution, touch-panel display; supports software options for the basic oscilloscope functions of timing measurement, power measurement, serial data, and compliance testing for Ethernet and USB 2.0.
503-627-4753; www.tektronix.com

p1411A
precisionWave

RF vector signal generator includes a spectrum analyzer display and an internal IQ waveform generator, which can generate other signal types, specify data content or create worst-case signal scenarios for development and testing; produces EDGE, GSM, IS-95, NADC, PHS, WCDMA and CW signals, serving the 800MHz and 1700MHz cellular bands; features a 7in TFT display with touch-panel controls and low phase noise 10MHz internal frequency reference, which allows the source to accept an external 10MHz reference signal for synchronizations with other devices and test equipment.
866-386-6798
www.precisionwave.com

Hybrid Fiber Breakout
Box Gepco

Single-channel 4.5in SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber to ST breakout box breaks out to two ST female connectors on a recessed, protective metal top plate with optional electrical connectors; allows for an HD camera to CCU interconnection over existing fiber tie lines and can be used for Lemo-terminated hybrid fiber cables to standard ST fiber connectors; features ceramic ferrules and sleeves for high-quality optical alignment and low loss, a chassis constructed from heavy gauge anodized aluminum, and replaceable fiber jumpers and metal dust caps.
847-795-9555; www.gepco.com

FS-4HD/Pro HD
Focus Enhancements

Portable Direct-to-Edit (DTE) recorders feature higher capacities, with 60GB, 80GB and 100GB available for Pro HD version and 40GB available for HD version; both versions record in eight DV25 DTE file formats, including AVI Type 2, QuickTime, Matrox AVI and Canopus AVI, and HDV M2T; Pro HD version also records in M2T, QuickTime HDV, Avid OMF, MXF and Pinnacle AVI file formats; feature backlit display, hard drive and removable, rechargeable battery.
408-866-8300; www.focusinfo.com

MC Media Application Controller v1.1.3
Euphonix

Includes enhancements to the way the MC controls Pro Tools and several new features for improving control of all applications; features a new Pro Tools application set with multiple banks of SmartSwitch keyboard shortcuts to make it simpler and faster to access Pro Tools commands; can handle 5.1 surround monitoring and two additional alternate speaker sets, plus two stereo SLS/headphone outputs; can be upgraded to Studio Monitor Pro with up to 7.1 monitoring, 48 inputs/outputs, recording feeds and four separate talkback feeds.
818-766-1666; www.euphonix.com

Y-Split OpticalCon
Neutrik

OpticalCon system expansion offers an assembled Y-split cable comprised of four multimode fibers within two OpticalCon connectors on each end; accommodates a standard optical LC-Duplex connector in an all-metal housing; can be used with an LC connector in permanent connections or with an OpticalCon cable connector for mobile applications; features superior cable retention and a push-pull locking mechanism; protects against dirt and dust via an automatically operated sealing cover.
732-901-9488; www.neutrikusa.com

ENCORE
EGT

Video processor's expansion offers wide-screen signaling and video programming system; enables TV sets of various sizes to receive and display signals; offers functions such as DVR/VCR control and multilanguage switching; encodes up to 32 distinct mono audio programs within a 1RU encoder; features increased GUI security, enhanced IPTV robustness and remote access for distributed closed-loop architecture.
404-591-4800; www.egtinc.com

Carbon Coder v2.0
Rhozet

Provides accelerated transcoding and support for additional video formats, including H.264, MXF OPAtom, JPEG 2000, DPX and AAC; includes Carbon Drop, which streams data from Carbon Coder to Carbon Server for farm encoding, poster frame extraction at markers or time increments, YUV file import and export, improved VOB subtitling and chapter point handling, improved Line 21 and VBI handling, increased audio channel mapping flexibility, and improved watch folder management.
408-432-3333; www.rhozet.com

XA88×8.8
BESM Fujinon

HD telephoto lens features 88X magnification and focal length of 8.8mm to 777mm telephoto; uses the company's Precision Focus Assist and GO-Technology for improved image resolution and chromatic aberrations at all focal lengths; incorporates multiple aspherical lenses with three zoom groups; tightly sealed, dust-proof housing offers a built-in moisture protection system.
973-633-5600
www.fujinonbroadcast.com

PCM-D1
Sony

Portable recorder outfitted with built-in condenser microphones and a high-performance mic preamp from analog devices features a 24-bit/96kHz recording capability and 4GB internal Flash memory; incorporates a built-in USB 2.0 port for both Mac and Windows OS; includes analog level meters with LED peak overload indicators, an LCD display with recorder status indication and menu selection, and signal processing functions including SBM, limiter and 200Hz high-pass filter.
800-686-7669
www.sony.com/professional

.75X wide converter
16×9

Lens accessory for the Panasonic HVX200 camera employs four glass elements to reduce geometric distortion and improve off-axis performance; includes 82mm screw-in rear threads for easy attachment to the HVX200, which when combined with the accessory, shifts the 4.2mm to 55mm focal length to 3.15mm to 41.25mm; interfaces with Alfred Chrosziel HDV mattebox systems for professional shading and filtering; features optional 82mm to 72mm step-down ring, allowing compatibility with the Sony HVR-Z1U and Canon XL-H1, XH-G1 and XH-A1 camcorders.
661-295-3313; www.16x9inc.com

Opus 900
beyerdynamic

Wireless system offers a wide variety of transmitters, including the DM 960 S, DM 960 B and the DM 969 S dynamic transmitters, the EM 981 S and the CM 930 B condenser transmitters, and the TS 900 M and TS 900 C pocket transmitters with rechargeable contacts — which are also outfitted with ACT infrared interface for frequency setting; offers three receivers, with 99 preprogrammed frequencies, including the NE 900 S single channel, NE 900 D dual channel and the NE 900 Q quad channel.
631-293-3200
www.beyerdynamic-usa.com

1080p HD plasma displays
Panasonic

Displays produce entire color range specified in the HDTV standard (ITU-R, BT709) with 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution; feature contrast ratio of 5000:1 and 16-bit processing with 4096 steps of gradation; provide three interchangeable, multifunction slots to accommodate a wide range of terminal boards for various applications; available in 50in TH-50PF9UK, 65in TH-65PF9UK and 103in TH-103PF9UK models.
201-348-7000; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

TR-1, TR-1A, TR-2A and TR-3
Kramer Electronics

Isolation transformers eliminate noise in video and audio signals caused by ground loop problems; the TR-1 (for composite video signals), TR-1A (for balanced mono audio signals), TR-2A (for balanced stereo audio signals) and TR-3 (for composite video and balanced stereo audio signals) break the ground connections in video and audio transmission lines to eliminate any hum caused by ground loops and remove both DC potentials and common mode noise that could be the result of long cable runs; offer various grounding options.
908-735-0018; www.kramerus.com



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