As a further guide to the new technology being shown at this year¡¯s NAB show, the Broadcast Engineering staff has assembled a second installment of new products for your enjoyment. NAB is about the technology, plain and simple. If you aren¡¯t witnessing it on the show floor, you¡¯re learning about it in hundreds of informative sessions held throughout the week.
An advanced look at what is available is a step toward finding the perfect solution for your facility. Broadcast Engineering provides you with that advanced look by presenting over 100 new products that were exhibited on the show floor. Use the following listings to find what you¡¯re looking for at the show and to get in touch with manufacturers and company representatives.
NEWS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
ParkerVision ’s PVTV NEWS systems
Enable as few as one or two people to control a number of news production functions, including camera operation, graphics insertion, special effects, video server or tape machine operation, audio control, and chroma keying; system is event-driven rather than time-driven to give the director control of the pace of the show; systems contain late breaking news hotkeys to enable directors to manage such last-minute events.
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.
TIME SCALING PROCESSOR
Dolby Laboratories Model 585
Advanced, real-time audio time scaler for multichannel audio (up to eight channels of input); designed to enable the highest quality pitch correction.
ELEVATING WALL-MOUNT CAMERA TROLLEY SYSTEM
Features servo operations for controlled movements; belt-driven motor has a variable speed range from .5 inches per second to four feet per second; features position, preset and motion control capability; can be mounted horizontally or vertically in any length.
Thales Angenieux 26X HR series
Telephoto zoom lens is designed for broadcast field production applications; provides a focal range of 7.8mm to 203mm and 15.6mm to 406mm with 2x extender; features a variety of zoom modes and focus servo controls, iris priority to minimize ramping, and an anti-breathing mode to maintain a constant field of view when focusing.
Features new Dimension 8.3.3 software offering enhancements including faster clip editing and more responsive keyboard commands; enhanced search options allow users to locate footage files more quickly; a range of audio files, including MP3, WAV, AIF and CD audio can now be imported; system features real-time, uncompressed transitions, keys, titles and color correction.
REMOTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Links Harris TV and Z series FM radio transmitters to standard Web browsers, wireless PDAs, Web-enabled cell phones and SNMP network managers; converts Harris-protocol RS-232 serial connections into an SNMP management information base that enables Web-based monitoring and control; allows the transmitter to be connected to a central network management system.
MULTI SDI MONITOR
Leader Instruments LV 5700
Features an XGA TFT color LCD in an adjustable tilt front panel; tests 14 HD-SDI and SD-SDI formats with digital processing compliant to SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M; input format, colorimetry, and trilevel or blackburst external reference inputs are automatically detected.
TIME CODE GENERATOR
Uses the accuracy of the atomic clocks in the Global Positioning System (GPS) to generate SMPTE longitudinal time code matched to UTC, offset to local time or time and date, day-after-day, month-after-month, year-after-year, unattended, anywhere in the world; when generated by the GPS-MTG, SMPTE time code becomes an accurate global real-time clock/calendar, allowing video images in different locations across the city, state, continent or globe to be simultaneously recorded with the same time and date stamp.
Supports both AES digital and analog I/O; includes soft switching, wild shuffling and sample rate conversion; sample rate converters convert the input audio of 32kHz, 44.1kHz and 96kHz to the outputs of 48kHz or 96kHz.
Takes video input from multiple sources in multiple protocols and formats; can now multiplex MPEG-2 content and data for transport/distribution across an IP network; single-box solution.
Kino Flo Flathead 80
Lamps are operated in half f-stop increments by a pair of high-output, flicker-free select 4Bank ballasts; a removable center mount allows the fixture to be mounted directly to set walls or ceilings.
CARBON FIBER TRIPOD
Bogen Manfrotto MDeVe 754
Booths: C2469, C2369
Two-stage carbon fiber video tripod allows the video camera to be positioned at a height just under five feet; can support up to 13 pounds of equipment; features center column construction and a built-in 50mm leveling ball system locked by a detachable rotating grip at the bottom of the center column; construction eliminates the need to make micro adjustments to each individual leg in leveling the camera and adjusting its height; crown design also allows the center column to be horizontally mounted.
Canon Digi NU-700N
Combines Canon 3-CCD camera electronics with a Canon 20x lens under a weatherproof housing; controllable via either a Web browser with Canon's camera server software or a remote control panel.
Scopus Network Technologies CODICO E-1510
Professional MPEG-2 DSNG exciter; unique combination of an encoder, modulator and upconverter in a single 2RU enclosure; suits ideally the requests of satellite mobile contribution networks; user-friendly exciter relies on a 4:2:0/4:2:2 encoder, 70/140MHz modulator and a Ku upconverter unit.
Chyron PC Squeeze
PCI graphics and dual-channel squeezeback board supports Chyron's CAL API for real-time, data-driven graphics and animations; can also be configured as an option for the Duet LEX or PCI+.
3-D TEXT, EFFECTS AND MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITING
Inscriber TitleMotion Pro for dpsVelocity
Option for Inscriber's TitleMotion graphics and titling plug-in; provides access to animated textures over time, animated kerning over time and the ability to apply 3-D effects to text and graphics over time; ships with more than 175 3-D text styles and includes more than 100 new titling templates.
BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Software provides detailed information on E-80 batteries; will soon provide information on E-50 batteries; each E-80 includes Digital Data Protocol, which stores complete battery information, including charge cycles, operating temperatures and high loads, in nonvolatile form.
Pinnacle Liquid purple v5
A complete DV editing and effects solution designed for videographers and broadcasters; delivers real-time 2-D and 3-D effects, time-saving background processing, analog video output, integrated DVD authoring and Palladium networked media support.
ANTENNA TRACKING CONTROLLER
Andrew ACS 3000
Features storage capacity for up to 1000 satellite positions, built-in NORAD and Intelsat program track algorithms, and built-in Andrew SmarTrack mode; computes satellite long-term orbital model in only six hours; also features patented three-point peak tracking for 25 percent less wear.
Fujinon HA22¡Á7.8 BERM/BERD
Features a 2x extender, maximum relative aperture of F1.8 (from 7.8mm to 122mm) and reduced minimum object distance (0.8m).
BT Broadcast BT SatNet
Automated mobile system provides uplink and satellite capacity; features control from a central hub; uplink unit can be fitted to the roofs of most vehicles; incorporates fixed transmit settings and automatic dish deployment and positioning.
+44 1923 256 000; www.eyeheight.com
Decodes teletext subtitles and displays them in video; features eight user memories; PCB that fits into an FB-9 Flexi-Box; controlled using an FP-9 or FP-10 Flexi-Panel; the board can alternatively be housed in an MB-9 Minibox desktop unit with optional control panel.
Thomson Grass Valley Kalypso HD
Provides native support for 1080i and 720p production; offers the same user interface, feature set and effects-generation capability as the SD Kalypso system; designed to support seamless native switching between SD and HD formats from the same frame.
Leitch Integrator Gold
Comes in standard-definition digital and wideband digital multi-rate formats; will route digital video signals from 30Mb/s to HDTV at 1.485Gb/s, while reclocking most standard data rates; expandable from 8¡Á8 to 128¡Á128 in a single 8RU chassis.
Modulation Sciences SpiderVision
Delivers a picture of the direction and amplitude (vector) of the dominant sound sources; real-time digital analyses alarm a host of conditions that might otherwise corrupt sound quality; visualizes the sound field of stereo and surround signals.
DIGITAL SOLID-STATE UHF TRANSMITTER
Offers 2.5kW to 20kW of power; features include a fully redundant design, intuitive advanced diagnostics and an extensive monitoring system designed to simplify maintenance.
Suited for high-speed IEEE-1394-based computer editing, dubbing and archiving applications; can support 50Mb/s bandwidth IEEE-1394 play and record of DV Proline and DVCPRO format cassettes at two times normal speed with an appropriately equipped IEEE-1394-based personal computer, server or second AJ-DX225 videotape recorder, providing high-speed lossless dubbing.
Fortel DTV DEC-410
Converts composite analog to component digital; for use in decoder-only applications not requiring the additional cost of synchronization.
NEWS EDITING SYSTEM
IEEE-1394-equipped system consists of a specifically configured Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptop computer with news editing software developed from the newsBYTE news NLE system; via its IEEE-1394 interface, 25Mb/s DVCPRO and DV video can be quickly ingested, edited using the intuitive software, and then file-transferred in the field or the studio.
Lemo USA fiber optic connectors
Features include security of the push-pull latching system, single-mode and multi-mode fibers, two-parts plug and socket connection system, protection against damage to the fiber end face, wide range of models and hybrid configurations.
HANDHELD HD CAMCORDER
JVC Professional JY-HD10U
Ideal for those on a limited budget; offers three resolution modes: HD at 720/30p, or SD at 480/60p or 480/60i; the two progressive modes use native 16:9 from the CCD with MPEG-2 compression, and the standard mode is 4:3 with DV compression; can upconvert or downconvert into virtually any format, including 1080i, 720/30p, 480/60p and 480/60i.
PESA Switching Systems Ocelot
Small-scale HD router is now capable of multiformat digital (SDI and HD-SDI); the Ocelot OES multi-rate card set handles bit rates from 3Mb/s to 1.5Gb/s, and reclocks at both SMPTE 259M and 292M rates; compact design enables it to be used in mobile trucks, as well as for field or studio applications.
ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Florical Systems MediaMaster
Now controls the contents of most broadcast-quality video servers using LAN-based asset management; increases the number of commands used to control the contents of video servers.
Designs, engineers and manufactures broadcast antennas for DTV and NTSC, FM antennas, combiners, switches, transmission lines, waveguides and dehydrators; provides custom solutions for its customers' unique requirements.
Snell & Wilcox UpCaster
One-box HD upconverter for use in transmission and production; specifically designed to enable U.S. broadcasters to achieve a high-quality DTV picture on-air at an economic price point; suited to live production due to its low latency; easily configurable and designed primarily for fixed-mode operation; can handle all common HD formats.
Portable, two-channel field mixer; battery-operated mixer can be attached directly to a camera; features XLR inputs and outputs for larger cameras, in addition to a mini-plug output for miniDV cameras; also features two balanced XLR mic/line switchable outputs.
Belden DataTwist 600e UTP
Fully characterized with guaranteed performance to 600MHz; delivers guaranteed 8dB of Power Sum NEXT headroom over proposed Category 6; almost 5dB of guaranteed return loss improvement over proposed Category 6 at 100MHz; attenuation margin over proposed Category 6; positive Power Sum ACR to 460MHz.
Clear-Com Intercom Systems AMS-1025
Self-contained, bi-amplified, monitor speaker that occupies only a single rack space; provides convenient, powerful, high-quality audio monitoring capability in locations where few other monitor speakers can fit; features magnetically shielded speakers; provides very low distortion at high output power.
DK Audio PTV PT5202
Compact VariTime sync generator that includes all the features necessary for professional sync, timing and test signals in one half-sized box; incorporates front panel controls that enable users to operate the sync generator without recourse to software within a PC; its small size is useful for remote vehicles and for studios that require an accurate and cost-effective sync generation tool.
DV DISK-RECORDING MODULE
JVC Professional DR-DV5000
For use with the GY-DV5000U camcorder; records the DV signal onto a user-removable, 2.5-inch compact hard disk; an 80GB hard drive will deliver more than 6.5 hours of digital recording time.
SERVER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
BUF Technology Spot
New data exchange feature stores panel setups on PCs and recalls them on the same or other Spot panels via the facility's in-house LAN; enhanced system allows for playlist entry-range cut and paste; new PBUS option loads clips when a GV switcher memory is recalled, and switcher timeline triggers control playback; TCW option burns information into monitor feeds independently for each server channel; loaded clip name for each channel is displayed on the monitor wall along with time code or remaining play time.
HD WAVEFORM MONITOR
Astro Systems WM-3001
Supports 17 HD formats; six-inch LCD compact size allows for portability; provides picture, waveform, vector and status display.
Booth: RT606, SL300
Offers advanced machine control, the ability to store CGs with the script, and the synchronicity of words with pictures inside NewsCutter and Media Browse systems; ControlAir system controls up to 32 on-air playback devices.
Ciprico FibreSTORE 2210
Las Vegas Hilton, Suite 5112
Offers a sustained 187MB/s bandwidth for 1920¡Á1080 HD resolution using one array.
Designed as a companion to the MicroFirst DAS-CE product line, the DAS-CE archive server provides automatic caching and retrieval of program material for the video server; an automated process involving schedule look-ahead controls caching of unneeded program material from the video server in the DAS-CE and transferring needed program material from the archive server to the online video server.
Orad Hi-Tec Systems RealSet
Combines Orad's on-air graphics and camera tracking technologies to generate real-time graphics so that it stays fixed to its location in the real set regardless of the shooting camera's motion; graphics are seamlessly composed with the live action in real time; does not require chromakeying or special lighting; powered by Orad's DVG graphical computer based on chaining and synchronization of COTS graphical components and uses Orad's CyberGraphics software with its authoring tools, control and automation options, and database of models and animation.
ROUTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Designed to be economical; control-panel-based, so no server is required; full-featured and configurable using a customer-supplied PC.
The modular series is available with four to 52 input faders with sample rate converters on each digital input; D-9TV directs any source to any fader and features integral dynamics/EQ functions and snapshot recall; powerful mix-minus, monitoring and talkback capabilities; 5.1, stereo master, mono and subgroup outputs complete a powerful complement of features along with an operator-oriented control interface.
DIGITAL SOLID-STATE TRANSMITTER
Axcera Innovator DT
Broadband amplifier design covers operating band without turning; modular design allows it to be configured with one to eight amplifier modules per rack for easy upgrade; available in power levels up to 60kW; available for UHF and VHF applications, in either 8-VSB or COFDM configurations.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PLATFORM
Masstech Group MassExpand
Platform for expanding disk-to-disk storage of digital content for a variety of nearline devices such as content-delivery systems and video servers; allows third-party SAN or NAS devices to be used with a wide range of industry interface standards for automation and video servers.
L-3 Communications Electron Devices L-3 IOT 80
Operates in the UHF-TV frequency range of 470MHz to 860MHz; can be used in digital transmitters and analog transmitters requiring combined vision/aural service, vision-only service and aural-only service.
TRANSPORT STREAM MONITOR
Broadcast Technology DTSM-700
+44 1264 332633; www.btl.uk.com
Designed for DVB-ASI monitoring and compliance of ASI transport streams via copper or fiber; monitor looks for early/late TS packets, overall data rate and additional measurements; can also be used as a 24-hour transmission monitor to record transport stream events.
NETWORK CONTROL PANEL
1RU, rack-mountable unit; features a four-line, 24-alphanumeric-digit VFD display with high brightness and a wide viewing angle, illuminated push buttons and positional rotary switch; a reserved 25th digit is used to display network connection status as well as other small graphics and icons, providing a quick visible status reference.
Provides port-to-port routing for up to 32 devices; supports both RS-422 and RS-232, or a mixture; the 2U unit provides bi-directional routing without the need for re-cabling; designed to route control data signals between devices such as VTRs, video servers, edit controllers or automation systems; the router switches four wire signals ¡ª a transmitter pair and a receiver pair ¡ª through the matrix; a route can be established between any two ports, allowing 16 pairs of machines to be connected at one time.
DataDirect Networks S2A8000
Offers eight full duplex FC-2 Fibre-Channel host connections, 20 FC drive loops to storage, built-in hardware RAID, full redundancy, an internal bandwidth of 7.2GB/s, up to 10GB of cache, and storage virtualization and parallel port technology; provides up to 130TB of storage.
New plug-in enables MOS-based newsroom control systems such as ENPS or Avid iNews to communicate directly with the Thunder line of servers; enables journalists to add items from a Thunder database into a story; plug-in also allows producers to dynamically create and modify sequences via the NCS rundown manager.
EVS MPEG-2 server systems
Product line is now both ATSC- and DVB-compliant and includes complete DTV business packages for multichannel time-zone delay; multichannel playout is handled by existing automation or with playlist management integrated within the server system; core technology relies on direct ASI inputs and outputs, and integrated multiplexing, maintaining content in the MPEG-compressed domain all the way through.
SeaChange BML 24000
Provides compression and file-format independent storage; can house any media type from uncompressed HD to MPEG-1; can scale to terabytes, with more than 16TB of RAID-5 storage per rack using available 144GB disk drives.
Logic Innovations Smart Transport Stream Switch (TSS)
Provides MPEG-2 transport stream switching with pre-processing of table information; provides automatic PID detection, PSIP insertion, stream grooming, re-branding of streams, re-mapping of PIDs and blocking of unwanted program elements; designed to interface with popular automation systems for precise control of transport switch timing.
Calrec Zeta 100
+44 142 284 2159; www.calrec.com
New console offers features including dynamics on every channel, eight auxes, 16 multitrack/IFB sends, 99 Flash ROM setup memories, and full 5.1 surround mixing and monitoring; based on the Alpha 100 operating platform; available in three standard frame sizes ¡ª 24, 32 and 48 faders; control surface reset is less than 10 seconds, with no loss of audio; other features include two main outputs and eight subgroups.
VIDEO SOLUTIONS SERVICE
Intelsat Occasional Video Solutions
Meets broadcasters, rights holders, content providers and service providers occasional end-to-end video requirements; service utilizes Intelsat's global fleet of satellites in combination with terrestrial infrastructure; a dedicated video operations center handles bookings, inquiries, monitoring and other video service requests 24 hours a day.
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Link Research LinkXP2
+44 0 1923 244 233;
Compact design operating at low power; uses MPEG diversity to maintain a robust signal; offers reduced end-to-end signal delay between the camera and the studio to 40 milliseconds.
HD-SDI DOWNCONVERTER AND DA
Features an HD-SDI input, four reclocked HD-SDI outputs, and four 10-bit broadcast-quality downconverted SD outputs; SD outputs can be individually configured as analog or SDI - analog can be component or composite; all HD formats are supported, including 24p/psf with 3:2 pulldown; SD output can be formatted for either 4:3 or 16:9 monitors; RH10MD is dual-rate (HD/SD) and will support SDI inputs.
Pinnacle Systems Vortex
Integrates a multi-resolution media server that stores video in MPEG-1 and DV25 simultaneously upon ingest; allows users on the network to browse, make shot selections and edit stories on their desktop computers; users can edit feeds while they are still being recorded onto disc, or edit direct to timeline from a VTR source; MOS protocol and well-established APIs enable seamless interface between Vortex and newsroom computer systems to fully automate capture, playout and archiving.
MINIATURE D/A CONVERTER
Dual-rate HD/SD miniature D/A converter; the RH10MD HD-SDI DA/Downconverter card can directly drive analog high-resolution monitors or projectors; the SVGA mode allows HD monitoring on many SVGA multisync monitors.
Laird Telemedia LTM-6000
Delivers hybrid signal conversion for high-end media production markets; features built-in RS-422 machine control via a nine-pin DSUB connection; other features include dual signal analog outputs in all formats, external genlock, blackburst signal output and a selectable setup (0 IRE or 7.5 IRE).
Works in conjunction with most news automation systems, including Avid's iNews, AvStar and a MOS interface with AP's ENPS; translates the rundown and executes the playback while controlling video servers, switchers, tape machines and many other devices.
LOCATION SOUND RECORDER
Records uncompressed 24-bit/96kHz digital audio onto eight tracks; provides six high-gain, low-noise XLR mic/line inputs featuring individual phantom powering, gangable limiters, and adjustable delay and phase reverse; audio is recorded onto a removable hard disk in either AES31 or Pro Tools V5 session formats.
ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Chyron Pro-Bel MAPP Asset Management
Software suite has been extended to support distributed broadcast models such as centralcasting; media and metadata can be transferred between multiple MAPP systems and third-party management products; system now checks quality of material automatically during acquisition.
Drake networked systems
Networking matrices allow two or more studios or remote sites to share the same facilities; external four-wires appearing on one system can be transferred over the network to another studio system; trunk lines support point-to-point or group calls, and may be reserved for use by a particular panel; open telecom protocols such as E1/T1, ATM and VoIP provide a solution for wide-area networking, and a link that lets the operator ¡°see¡± who is calling them; GPIO/tally signals can also be transmitted over the network; up to 15 Drake systems can be networked via Ethernet (audio trunk lines) or over digital networks via the Hi-Que E1 interface or using VeNiX, an ISDN/X.21 networking solution designed specifically for intercom.
HD STUDIO CAMERA
Sony Electronics HDC-910
Conforms to the multiformat strategy of the HDC-900/950 camera family; uses camera control units that feature optional digital converter boards that can simultaneously deliver the alternative 1280¡Á720@59.94p HDTV output; features a combination of the switchable 50/60 HD camera head and optional downconverter plug-in boards in the camera CCU; can facilitate a cost-effective switchable 525/59.94 and 625/50 SD system; uses a Power HAD image sensor; vertical smear is held to -125dB.
Plug-in modular design houses up to 23 input channels with dual-caller support; provides two studios, two headphones, built-in CUE speaker clock and timer, VU meter pairs, two stereo and two mono outputs; hinged meterbridge provides instant DB-25 I/O and programming dipswitch access.
NONLINEAR PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
+49 8636 9835 0; www.cinegy.com
System integrates digital archive, media asset management, tape and live ingest, and logging functions; allows for search and browse, editing and playout; integration allows people in different roles to work in parallel on projects; features real-time workgroup collaboration, format-independent editing, multiformat and multi-resolution conform; system can work with multiple proxy resolutions; cluster of PCs perform automatic scene recognition, speech recognition and other optional metadata generation as they encode multiple MPEG-2 and Windows Media streams.
Network Electronics VikinX.128
Cost-effective range of control panels featuring full TCP/IP connectivity between routers and control panels allowing use of standard Ethernet LAN; existing LANs can be used as hardware platform for routing system; long-distance remote control possible via TCP/IP Internet connections.
Automated component analog video signal analyzer measures high-definition, progressive scan and PC format signals; works with 1080i, 720p, 480p and SXGA formats; analyzer can make 100 different parametric measurements in eight test categories within 10 seconds; features a high-definition matrix signal set for the creation of standardized test signals, including color bars, multiburst and sweeps.
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Artesia Technologies TEAMS 5.0
Features streamlined user interface, and incorporates new metadata management capabilities; offers the option of providing those accessing the database with a personalized interface that walks them through importing content, entering metadata and categorizing an asset; new export wizard enables users to create image cut-downs or transcode assets from their browsers.
REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM
Can monitor frozen video, loss of video, black, snow, max and minimum video levels, frame fan speeds, and power supply voltage; can alarm and notify a technician via on-screen pop-up display with audible alert, send e-mails and/or trigger paging and phone dialing with WAV file playback.
Capable of real-time 2K performance; delivers open-standard platform and performance of dedicated hardware; allows iQ systems to share and integrate workflow with other systems; allows future hardware development without rewriting existing applications.
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEM
Uncompressed 1-bit serial digital video system at 270Mb/s data rate is free of adjustment over a wide dynamic range; 24 bits per channel at 18.432Mb/s digital; four audio AES/EBU; all signals are multiplexed into one SDI stream transmission.
Rohde & Schwarz EFA-NET
Introduces the real-time and historical graphical/analytical reporting of transmitters and transmission systems; provides remote access via private LAN/WAN or by Internet; can access key transmitter site parameters including real-time full-power VSWR monitoring through use of the ECHO display; SNMP-based.
MPEG-2 VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
Axon Digital MStream
+31 13 511 6666; www.axon.tv
Designed for carrying live video and audio as video over Ethernet or T1/E1 links; video and audio options include analog and digital (SDI) ports as well as 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 MPEG coding formats up to 50Mb/s; a new feature is MPEG store and playout capability, which combines real-time transmission and MPEG archiving.
ENG ANTENNA SYSTEM
Nucomm Sky Master II
A 2GHz band, all-solid state, airborne antenna for digital and analog video downlink applications; electronically steerable pod antenna system with an integral GPS receiver that provides fully automated steering in airborne applications including broadcast ENG, law enforcement and military applications; electronic steering feature eliminates moving parts, which can be a source of failure, and replaces them with time-tested electronic steering technology, similar to that used in today's radar antennas.
Sachtler CamCrane EFP
For cameras up to 39.7 pounds; four towers and four outriggers stabilize the CamCrane EFP; tower and outrigger cables can be adjusted; the main pipe is telescopic; can be set up at a variety of lengths; users can optimallly balance the required force aspects of the horizontal and vertical movements with each other; scaling on the spindle enables the cameras to be moved or repositioned at the same angle.
Sennheiser MKE Platinum
Reduced-size subminiature condenser lavalier has an ultra thin cable, with only 1mm thickness and low capacitance; manufactured with Kevlar wrapped copper core; optimized high-end response provides more headroom at the bodypack; has improved rejection of handling noise and an embossed ¡°umbrella¡± diaphragm that protects the microphone against moisture and sweat.
AES DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Sigma Electronics OctaStream family
Consists of the DA5320 mixer and subframe router, the DA5315 vraible delay compensator, the DA5325 sample rate converter and the SG5605 audio reference generator; the series is designed for the S5000 signal management frame which allows unrestricted access to all modules and is capable of hot-swapping all modules and power supplies.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic C100
Features Centuri processing technology which includes fault tolerance, self-healing DSP and hot-swappable components; through the master control channel users have access to all channel controls; control linking enables a range of configuration functions to be linked to a specific input or output.
OPTICAL DISC RECORDING SYSTEM
Sony Electronics Optical family
Consists of two camcorders and three decks; from the camcorder, newsgathering teams will be able to transfer the proxy information to laptop editors or back to the studio at up to 30 times faster than real time; field engineers will be able to transfer the high-resolution footage either as video or as a data file over IP networks; in the case of compact decks or studio decks, this proxy material will transfer at up to 50 times faster than real time; offers the choice of recording video with the DVCAM codec at 25Mb/s or the MPEG IMX codec at 30Mb/s, 40Mb/s or 50Mb/s.
STUDIO EDITING VTR
Sony Electronics SRW-5000
Can record and play back the 1920x1080 HD format at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i or 59.94i; can also record and play back the 1280¡Á720@59.94p HD format; can play back all existing HDCAM tapes; captures all of these formats at 10-bit depth; records 12 channels of 24-bit audio; features dynamic tracking playback, pre-read, and edit confidence and record monitoring.
Systems Wireless HME PRO850
Features two-channel wireless intercom operation between 470MHz and 740MHz; automatically selects frequencies or can be programmed by a front panel LCD on the base station or an attached PC; remotes support independent communications for two channels with individual listen adjusts; supports simultaneous 2-wire and 4-wire interfacing.
Tektronix WVR600 series rasterizer
Offers high-resolution output to external displays; monitors both analog and digital video signals in an advanced all-digital architecture; includes two standard-definition SDI inputs and two composite inputs for analog audio, digital AES/EBU audio or both.
Telecast Fiber Systems SMPTE Hybrid Elimination Device
Supports all bi-directional camera signals on standard single-mode fiber cables; cameras can communicate over common single mode fiber; consists of two adapters, which convert from hybrid wire/fiber connectors to standard all-fiber connectors.
MSDC IOT TRANSMITTER
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia DCX Paragon
Uses multi-stage depressed collector (MSDC) IOT technology; for better transmission efficiency, it offers up to 2X conventional IOT and 4X that of a solid-state transmitter; has a low distortion.
Replaces the PRO-16 for use in medium-sized systems; building upon the MINI-T-NET features, the NET-164's expanded capabilities include a larger 16¡Á4 routing switcher with stereo audio, as well as PRO-BUS control capacity of 16 sources; loss-of-video detection is standard on all four switcher outputs with automatic e-mail notification.
Recessed insulated adaptor prevents the jack port from creating a protrusion capable of causing injury to users or the jack; recess socket housing is black plastic, which provides full electrical isolation from the panel.
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Utah Scientific 400/64
Uses a three-board architecture consisting of an input board, a crosspoint board and an output board; contains 36 I/O slots; features signal presence detection, low-power consumption, redundant power supplies and control cards, and an internal monitor matrix.
CONTROL PANEL SYSTEM UPGRADE
Videoframe VTECS Control Panel System with PROXY VNODES
PROXY VNODES are control interfaces used to control modular equipment from companies such as Thomson, Grass Valley and Leitch; configurable; allows for multiple vendor control; has a universal operator interface, full router integration and a channel-based operation.
MULTIFORMAT AUDIO MONITOR
Monitors many audio formats in one unit; is a 1RU instrument; displays up to eight channels of analog or AES/EBU audio; for video, options enable de-embedding the SD and HD-SDI inputs, and full Dolby Digital and Dolby E decoding.
Videotek DDM-520 and DDM-540
Have a variety of I/O capabilities; can display signals at 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i; decodes and displays EIA 608 and 708 closed captions on-screen; supports three MPEG-2 streamed formats.
CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEMS
Sachtler Artemis family
New additions to the product line include EFP Pro and EFP versions to complement existing Cine and Cine HD systems; the EFP Pro features a 1.5GHz video line for live coverage using SDI-HD cameras; the EFP model features the Touch & Go system to facilitate camera changeover between the stabilizing system and tripod, even while shooting.
RF MATRIX ROUTING SYSTEMS
Quintech's MRF series
Programmable, non-blocking, full fan-out RF matrix routing systems; configured to route any of two, four, eight or 12 inputs carrying RF signals to two or four outputs; multi-octave systems utilize patented stack-and-tier technology offering high-performance realizations of RF switching technology cost-effectively; systems are DC-blocking.
SAN FILE MANAGEMENT APPLICATION
Rorke Data ImageSAN OSX
File management application is specifically designed for Apple Computer's OS X operating system; used with ATTO's Fibre Channel connectivity hardware, the system provides a complete SAN solution, designed for high-bandwidth applications like nonlinear editing and effects creation.
SAV Systemes Audiofrequence Videonique GCD 4X1
+33 1 53 38 22 00; www.sav-broadcast.com
Switcher accepts all digital formats, with automatic format switching and has cable equalization on each input; features vertical internal switching and accepts 4:3 and 6:9 formats as well as embedded audio signals; can be remote-controlled; provides four digital inputs from 143Mb/s to 360Mbs/s and two digital outputs; 75¦¸ with reclocking.
Spectrasite Community Broadcast Facility
Alternative to the traditional single-station approach to tower planning; allows multiple broadcasters to utilize a common transmission site; promotes community relations, shortens project timelines and preserves capital; services provided include obtaining the site, taking care of zoning and approvals, completing construction and managing the facility.
Switchcraft EZ Norm
Allows users to change the normalling configuration from the front of the patchbay with a regular screwdriver; plastic, dual jack with nickel-plated, brass inserts/sleeves; construction increases product life; between the top and bottom jacks is a cam that can be rotated by the screwdriver, and opens and/or closes circuits within the jack housing to change the normals; normalling options include full, half or no normals at all.
VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSOR
Zandar Technologies FusionPro
+35 31 280 8945; www.zandar.com
Combines input formats in one system; cards can be used in 3RU or 1RU frames; supports up to 13 dual-channel input cards; 3RU chassis has a dual redundant power supply; 1RU unit has accessible front-loading processing cards and support for local and remote control.
360 Systems ImageServer 7000
MPEG-2 video server provides up to six video channels, 24 audio channels, and up to 330 hours of storage; file transfer uses the MXF file format over dual Gigabit Ethernet ports; system encodes to 15Mb/s in main profile, and to 50Mb/s in 4:2:2 profile; standard features include dual composite and SDI video ports on each channel.
THREE-CCD COLOR CAMERA
Works with light levels ranging from 0.0003 to 100,000 lux; utilizes a combination of integration mode with field memory, electronic and digital gain, pixel binning, auto iris, and auto electronic shutter; three 410,000-pixel CCDs achieve a resolution of 850 TV lines, and a signal-to-noise ratio of 65dB with digital noise reduction.
Maxell Professional DV (DV-PRO)
Developed for use in Mini DV and DV systems within the professional video and broadcast markets; integrates Maxell's Multipuretron vapor-deposited film; DV-PRO enhances picture quality and durability in demanding ENG/EFP applications ¡ª including high-speed playback, editing and rewinding ¡ª while providing almost seven times the recording density of VHS tape.
Miranda Technologies DVI-Ramp
DVI-to-HDTV/SDTV video port; enables workstation operators to output computer graphics directly as HD or SD video for post-production, editing and compositing applications, or for live playout to air of 3D and weather graphics; the output of the workstation graphics card is routed to the DVI-Ramp via a single or dual DVI connection; uses pixel-to-pixel mapping.
SERVER SYSTEM PRODUCT
Omneon Program DelayTool
Adds real-time program delay capability to the Omneon Media Server System; for each program input, up to six simultaneous delayed outputs can be provided; if multiple instances of DelayTool are run, additional programs can be delayed; offers an easy-to-use graphical user interface and runs on a standard Windows 2000 platform.
FILM RESTORATION TOOL
Application designed to enhance Teranex's StarFilm restoration product by adding real-time scratch detection and removal for film-originated SD and HD material; based on Teranex's DCR algorithm technology; automatically detects, classifies and replaces over 80% of the scratches in film in real time, radically reducing the time traditionally required for repairing scratches.
REAL-TIME AUTO SCAN CONVERTER
+81 46 228 8883; www.yem.com
Converts analog RGB signals from computers of horizontal frequency; has an automatic output of serial digital; analog composite signal and digital key signal as an option; includes a built-in superimpose function; allows adjustment of output images; user preset schedule.
TANDBERG Television DSNG
Digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) technology that is a fully integrated 2U digital flyaway, capable of bi-directional transmission of audio, video and data feed from a remote transmission site; provides two-way phone, data and IP communications between the satellite downlink and remote transmit site; set-up is quick and simple, permitting broadcasters to get on-air faster.
Doremi Labs ORCA
Real-time MPEG-2 encoder for HD and SD video; provides high bit-rate video compression, HD video support and extensive encoding controls; the ORCA PCI card was designed to meet demanding video encoding needs with its real-time MPEG-2 encoding of HD video; provides users with a choice of encoding parameters such as GOP structure, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 encoding profiles and compression bit rate.
Extron MediaLink switchers
Booth: Venetian Ballroom G
MLS 506 offers pre-amp volume control, as well as bass and treble control; features six inputs and one output; multiformat capability; MLS 506MA builds on the MLS 506 by adding a 30W mono amplifier to drive either a 4¦¸ or 8¦¸ load or directly drive a 70V distributed audio system.
MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
Allows the user to control up to 12 input video signals and up to 48 AES audio inputs; voice-overs, wipes, fades, fade to black and several other features can be performed, all from the single remote control panel.
B1VX PATCH CORD
VX series, standard/standard, blue, one-foot Pro Patch video patch cord; VX standard and midsize video patch cords feature an all-new plug design that optimizes impedance performance during the patched state; for use in all analog and digital video formats up to 360Mbps; features common plug components.
Graphic user interface and control allows nonlinear editing with as few as one server channel and up to 80 channels from multiple servers and VTRs; includes applications for sports highlighting, simultaneous acquisition, playout for news and sports, creation of sub-clips and sequences for automation systems, multi-screen multimedia presentations, and reformatting of syndicated shows.
Analog Way Smart Fade
Seamless switcher/mixer with improved titling and fading effects; dedicated to high-resolution A/V presentations; combines five video and two computer inputs seamless mixer/switcher, with built-in scaler; enhanced scaler/line multiplier; audio stereo line for each of the seven inputs.
Delivers more power for its weight and size than any other Anton/Bauer battery thus far; first battery to feature RealTime, an exclusive advancement of the Anton/Bauer InterActive Digital battery system; will run a typical camcorder for over three hours and can be mixed and matched to charge with any Anton/Bauer batteries on InterActive 2000 PowerChargers or the TITAN series of power products.
AMS Neve Logic MMC
Offers the same 24-bit, 96kHz operation, XSP DSP and MIOS96 I/O as the DFC console, in a smaller footprint; Logic 1, Logic 2, Logic 3 automation import; features Encore automation; integrated multi-machine control system allows for multi-machine synchronization; console provides a full surround option.
Chyron Pro-Bel HALO
Router handles HD or SD; comes in 16¡Á16 or 32¡Á32 configurations; compatible with the Pro-Bel router range.
Wohler Technologies AMP1A-106
Provides self-powered, full-fidelity stereo audio monitoring of two analog channels in 1U; features 106-segment ultra-high resolution LED level meters showing simultaneous VU and PPM for level-metering.
ARRI Sky Panel
Light source is based on OSRAM's flat Planon source; optimized to match true daylight on film without using mercury; no color correction is required; modules are approximately 17 inches by 14 inches ¡ª but only two inches deep; intelligent docking system allows quick setup in multiple configurations.
Provides SD and HD capability in one box; features at least one channel of HD and is upgradeable; can be set to work as a dual-twin system in SD (525 or 625) or in HD at 720, 1035 or 1080 at all known frame rates.
NEWSROOM CONTROL SYSTEM PLUG-IN
Pinnacle Systems ThunderX
Stand-alone ActiveX plug-in provides easy Thunder integration into an automated newsroom control system, without requiring the use of Thunder Browse for MOS integration; offers added security by allowing users read-only access to Thunder systems running in a MOS newsroom control system such as ENPS or iNEWS; other features include saved database settings for multiple Thunders, user-configurable MOS ID, searching, jumping to a clip and showing a clip from a story.
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