06.01.2007 12:00 PM
PRODUCT JACKPOT

SIGNAL PROCESSOR

Miranda JAZZ-800

Single/dual-channel, up/down/cross/standards conversion plus A to D / D to A; all in 1RU; provides high-quality conversion using pixel motion de-interlacing; offers HD/SD motion adaptive noise reduction; provides flexible aspect ratio conversion using the common presets, as well as nonlinear anemographic conversion, with control by AFD, WSS, and VLI; integral audio processing with eight AES pairs, 16 channels of embedded audio and eight analog audio channels.
514-333-1772; www.miranda.com

PAN AND TILT HEAD

Vinten Protouch Pro-6HDV

Supports camera systems up to 13.2lbs; features continuously variable pan and tilt drag, side load camera attachment system, three-step counterbalance system, illuminated level bubble, multiposition pan bar and +90 to -60-degree tilt range.
845-268-0100; www.vinten.com

IP-BASED PROMPTER

QTV QMaster

Part of the QNxt product suite; uses IP architecture; comprises a software application on the control PC, which communicates over an Ethernet link with a highly compact QBox unit to scroll the script; enables operation of remote prompters from a central location.
203-406-1400; www.qtv.com

CAMERA CABLE

Belden Brilliance Composite Camera Cable

Uses two Belden A/V coaxial cables and four audio pairs; ideal for the interconnection of digital remote field cameras in SDI/HDTV applications; the coaxes are sweep tested from 5MHz to 1600MHz, achieving minimum return loss values of 23dB and 21dB, respectively.
800-235-3361; www.belden.com

FORMAT CONVERTER/FRAME SYNCHRONIZER

Teranex VC100

The 1RU sync features the company's PixelMotion Deinterlacing and Multidirectional Diagonal Filtering (MDDF) algorithms, which drastically reduce jaggies on diagonal lines; the company's Per-Pixel algorithm minimizes HD and SD video noise; correct cadence is assured through Per-Pixel Video/Film detection; the sync can handle any signal at its inputs and outputs in either SD or HD formats; uses two Silicon Optix Realta image processing engines, reducing overall size while maximizing image processing capability.
407-858-6000; www.teranex.com

HD H.264 ENCODER

NVISION NV2020-HD

Uses video processing technology based on the H.264 compression standard to deliver low-latency, high-quality, artifact-free HD video at bit rates of 6Mb/s to 12Mb/s for building cost-effective HDTV services; these low bit rates enable more HD channels to be squeezed within the defined bandwidth.
530-265-1119; www.nvision.tv

NEWS SYSTEM

Quantel Newsbox HD

The self-contained news system arrives ready to go on-air straight out of the box; is available in both HD now and HD upgradable configurations, allowing broadcasters to manage their HD investments; works with all the latest HD acquisition formats; comes with all that is needed to ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air.
+44 1635 48 222; www.quantel.com

FLUID HEAD

OConnor 120EX

Extended capacity fluid head for camera systems provides support to 120lbs in standard mode and up to 240lbs in EX mode; delivers counterbalance through the full +/-90 degrees forward/backward range for camera packages from 30lbs-120lbs; limits the tilt range automatically for packages greater than 120lbs.
714-979-3993; www.ocon.com

AUDIO/VIDEO TEST GENERATOR

Wohler Touchstone

Hand-held, battery powered HD/SD-SDI audio and video test signal generator with embedded AES/EBU, Dolby Digital and Dolby E stream monitoring; color LCD screen and 16 channels of embedded audio; 32 video test patterns.
510-870-0810; www.wohler.com

EDITING CARD

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro

An HD editing card with HDMI and analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video capture and playback; enables users to capture directly from the HD camera's image sensor, bypassing the video compression chip for true uncompressed video quality.
408-954-0500
www.blackmagic-design.com

NETWORK ENCODER

Telestream Pipeline

Provides real-time, frame-accurate video capture and encoding to multiple formats; offers SDI ingest to the company's FlipFactory and Episode applications, as well as such third-party products as Apple Final Cut Pro; is comprised of a series of network-accessible video capture products that provide hardware encoding and decoding of serial digital audio and video; digitizes tapes into online libraries for an end-to-end solution; available as a single-channel or multichannel units.
877-257-6245; www.telestream.net

TWO-WAY DIVERSITY RECEIVER

Broadcast Microwave Services DR2100

Offers easy field operation with its compact size and DC power capabilities; includes two RF diversity inputs for external downconversion when needed; uses the FFT-MRC diversity method; is suitable for repeater applications.
858-391-3050; www.bms-inc.com

AUDIO MONITOR

Tektronix AMM768

Advanced, multiformat, high-performance audio monitor for demanding applications and environments; features set and calibration tools; optional SDI video picture display; supports Dolby formats.
800-833-9200; www.tektronix.com

COMPACT DIGITAL CONSOLE

Calrec Audio Omega with Bluefin

Small digital console with high-density signal processing and 160 mono DSP paths; features 8 × 5.1 surround, stereo or audio groups, and 20 auxiliary outputs (20 mono or 10 stereo) and 48 outputs for multitrack or general-purpose feeds; comes in three frame sizes with 24, 32 or 48 faders.
+44 142 284 2159; www.calrec.com

HIGH-RES DISPLAYS

Zandar Technologies Predator HD MultiViewers

HD4, HD8, HD12 and HD16 offer HD images, driving high-res displays up to 1080p with auto-detect of SDI and HD-SDI signals; include audio and video monitoring, UMD and tallies, clock display, and LAN control; offer control options, such as the Z-Configurator layout editing software, on-screen display, GPI and ZRP remote pane; can output dual HD across two displays at various 50Hz resolutions using the ZdHT Zandar dual-head display feature.
+353 1 450 0901; www.zandar.com

CREATIVE EFFECTS PLUG-INS

Digital Anarchy PlasmaFX

Allow users to create a variety of custom effects ranging from image processing to film looks and particle systems; are based on Apple's Core Image system and FxPlug architecture; take advantage of new multicore CPUs and enhanced graphics cards; the filters run and render quickly within Apple native applications, such as Final Cut Pro and Motion.
415-462-5872
www.digitalanarchy.com

MEDIA ANALSIS SERVER

Harris Videotek QuiC

Error correction and file control; provides more than 30 file-analysis parameters; automatic fault repair; assists in loudness monitoring; MXF-compliant server compatibility and support for Avid DN×HD codecs.
513-459-3400
www.broadcast.harris.com

MOBILE DELIVERY DEVICE

V4x Sequencer

Allow users to quickly repackage media from standard editing and automation systems for optimal viewing on mobile devices; applies an overlay process to render crisp, clean logos and graphics on mobile devices; includes special features for tagging content for Web 2.0 and auto-streaming in a variety of formats and exporting for podcasts.
617-418-3477; www.v-4-x.com

MULTIFORMAT CONVERTERS

Edirol VC-200HD and VC-300HD

Can scale any input to multiple SD and HD resolutions, including 1080p; now also support full DVI-I (analog and digital) input and output; offer bi-directional conversion and scaling between component SD/HD, HDV/DV, DVI and with the VC-300HD model, SD/HD-SDI; embed accompanying audio into the DV/HDV stream and embed up to four channels of audio into the SDI/HD-SDI stream.
800-380-2580
www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

SHARED STORAGE

EditShare Version 5.0

Offers a cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage system; new release includes improved ergonomics, simplified administration and expanded capabilities; allows administrators to synchronize multiple servers regardless of location, receive daily reports of server activity and minimize deployment time with a plug-and-play configuration.
617-782-0479; www.editshare.com

PRODUCTION SWITCHERS

Ross Vision

Five highly modular models; all share a common platform; RGB buttons allow personalization of control panel; Dual-Display color touch screen allows operator to view and control two menus simultaneously; up to 96 inputs and 46 outputs; SmartConversion SD/HD signal conversion system.
613-652-4886: www.rossvideo.com

UP-/DOWN-/CROSSCONVERTERS

Ensemble Designs BrightEye 90 series

For use in broadcast, sports and mobile applications; the nine new units encompass a variety of feature sets, including up-, down-, cross- and aspect ratio-conversion; each is equipped with HDMI connectors, which interface with most LCD monitors for monitoring of signal feeds; can be controlled through either front panel, or Mac and PC software access.
530-478-1830
www.ensembledesigns.com

MULTI-IMAGE PROCESSOR

Miranda Kaleido-X

Multi-room, multi-image processor allows unlimited sizing and repetition over eight monitors; displays any of its 96 HD/SD/analog inputs, any number of times, at different resolutions and sizes up to full screen; over eight high-resolution displays without blocking or grouping restrictions; integral routing capability, with switching of 96 unprocessed inputs to 48 HD/SD outputs.
514-333-1772; www.miranda.com

HIGH-DENSITY ROUTER

PESA Cheetah 864XR

Multi-rate video router provides 864x864 switching in 41RU; handles both HD and SDI on either copper or fiber in the same frame; offers internal redundant power and frame controllers; uses full-size BNC connectors; standard Cheetah I/O, fiber and matrix cards, frame controllers, system controllers and power supplies. mix copper, fiber and CWDM fiber all in the same frame.
631-912-1301
www.qustream.com

ENG/EFP LENSES

Thales Angenieux 19 × 7.3 AIF series

Feature a focal range of 7.3mm to 139mm, a rectangular sunshade, weather-resistant construction, 19X zoom range and wide- angle capability; are available in SD, HD or HD-E versions; digital features include Assisted Internal Focus technology, memorized focus/zoom positions, anti-backlash system, auto cruise zoom and serial communication.
973-812-3858; www.angenieux.com

SIGNAL PROCESSOR

FOR-A FA-9100 HD/SD,

An affordable HD-based super signal processor; powerful video delay of up to four frames; useful for applications such as introducing delay to adjust for Dolby E signals; options include; HDV/DV stream conversion, Dolby E encoder/decoder, HD/SD up-/down- and cross-conversion, cross-conversion between 1080i and 720p HD, and adjustable aspect ratio conversion.
714-894-3311; www.for-a.com

DUAL FORMAT STUDIO CAMERA

Sony HDC-1400

Dual-format HD studio camera; lower-cost entry into HD for broadcasters; operates in either 1080/59.94i or 720/59.94P mode; optional 3.5-in LCD color viewfinder available; shares most of the image-making capabilities of the existing HDC-1500 system, including three-skin detail control, multi matrix color control and high-quality SD downconversion capability.
800-686-SONY
www.sony.com/professional

BROADCAST MULTIVIEWER

Harris CENTRIO

Multi-image processor enables customizable, image layouts including scrolling PIPs and integrated T&M applications; based on Harris Platinum router architecture, system is capable of accessing up to 512 inputs and driving 32 independent DVI or 64 independent HD-SDI monitors from a single chassis.
513-459-3400
www.broadcast.harris.com

PORTABLE RECEIVER

Sennheiser EK 3241

Uses a 36MHz switching bandwidth that is tunable in 5kHz increments to generate 7200 frequency options; features new user interface; ships with 32 custom frequencies preprogrammed, and allows users to store an additional 20; offers a command channel function that opens up a second audio channel to the mixer.
860-434-9190
www.sennheiserusa.com

HD AUDIO EMBEDDER/DE-EMBEDDER

Network Electronics AV-HD-XMUX

Offers multiformat SD/HD support; features both optical inputs and outputs as options; embeds four AES streams with selectable sample rate conversion, sampling rates from 8kHz to 216kHz; offers embedding of one RS-422 serial interface with up to 115,200kb/s.
301-738-8487
www.network-electronics.com

CAMERA

Hitachi HV-HD30

HDTV digital color camera incorporates three HDTV 1/3in, 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensors; provides both 1080i and 720p camera outputs; the camera is a compact box type head, weighing 600 grams; a wide range of adjustments can be made remotely, providing versatility that makes the camera usable as a studio subcamera, in remote observation applications, as a point-of-view camera and in industrial applications.
516-921-7200
www.hitachikokusai.us

TAPELESS CAMERA

Ikegami HDN-X10 EditcamHD

Tapeless camera uses 2.1 megapixel CMOS sensors to capture at full HD 1920 × 1080; recorded with DN×HD compression without down sampling; RetroLoop and Time-Lapse recording; users have choice of recording media — FieldPak2 hard disk or solid-state RAMPak cartridge.
201-368-9171; www.ikegami.com

ROUTING SYSTEM

Pro-Bel Cygnus

A 1080p 3Gb/s native routing system with 3G cards; the card set is SD-, HD- and 3G-capable; all cards are hot-swappable on a card-by-card basis, which allows users to expand a system simply by inserting a card; the series consists of three frame sizes and configurations.
888-847-7623; www.pro-bel.com

POV HD CAMERA

Iconix Video HD-RH1

HD 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.
800-783-1080; www.iconixvideo.com

DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Quantum StorNext 3.0

Extends high-performance, resilient data sharing to LAN servers; integrates Quantum's data de-duplication technology to reduce data retention costs; enables applications to access shared storage faster; Dynamic Resource Allocation increases uptime; allows users to scale storage by adding or swapping out disk arrays while the system is active.
408-994-4000
www.quantum.com

CAMERA STABILIZATION SYSTEM

Sachtler artemis DV Pro FX

For handheld DV and HDV camcorders; features central post with quick-release mounting system and battery compartment, 7in sliding LCD monitor and arm with interchangeable gas-spring cartridges in a choice of three payloads.
845-268-0100; www.sachtler.us

INTERCOM SYSTEM

Riedel Performer CR-4

A 19in, four-channel, 1RU master station; any combination of beltpacks, split boxes or desktop panels can simply be plugged to the master station using XLR microphone cables; provides noise- and hum-free, high-quality digital audio with side-tone nulling; features integrated power supplies to power up to four beltpack lines.
818-563-4100; www.riedel.net

MASTER CONTROL

Media 3 BureauCam BCS-3500

A redesigned audio board digitizes all incoming signals at the point they enter the system and keeps them in the digital domain until the point they leave, resulting in dramatic improvement of the sound quality; a new monitor panel features two 8in, high-res SD 16:9 aspect ratio LCD monitors; the GUI has been reconfigured for simpler operation.
212-983-5200; www.liveshots.com



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