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06.01.2012
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
PRODUCT JACKPOT
The NAB Show is the place to see product launches. If you didn't make the show, here is a roundup of some of the new products that were on demonstration. And for even more NAB product coverage, check out our NAB Special Report.

COMPLIANCE MONITOR
Cobalt Digital Spotcheck

Loudness measurement and data logging system monitors IP, ASI or MPEG streams at the transmit encode point; pinpoints segments outside of CALM/EBU R128 compliance and provides documentary proof of compliance should erroneous complaints appear; Ethernet control enables integration facility IT, providing long-term logging/thumbnail storage.
www.cobaltdigital.com

MEDIA EXTENSION OVER IP
Adder ADDERLink INFINITY dual

Encoding system is spatially lossless, with 1:1 pixel mapping; uses optimal lossless compression techniques to minimize network bandwidth usage; can be rack-, desktop-, wall- or monitor-mounted; features full DVI connectivity; uses USB 2.0 connectivity to interface with keyboards, mice and any other peripheral tool.
www.adder.com

THUNDERBOLT CONNECTIVITY
AJA T-TAP

Bus-powered device uses Thunderbolt connectivity to provide high-quality 10-bit SD, HD and 2K output through SDI and HDMI connections; adapter enables a simple, unobtrusive means of moving professional video and audio out of any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac system; supports SD, HD, 2K and 3-D 10-bit video over HDMI and 8-channel embedded audio.
www.aja.com

WEATHER PRESENTATION SYSTEM
AccuWeather CinemaLive HD 3.2

Adds CityVision 3D, which creates photorealistic 3D renderings of landmarks that can be combined with realistic weather animations in settings that viewers recognize; adds radar sweep presentation feature; implements user interface enhancements based on user feedback; optional 2.5mi high-spatial-resolution computer model data in 30-minute steps.
www.accuweather.com

SIGNAL EXTENDERS
Avitech International Seneca-X HUT/R and VUT/R

Extends HDMI video, USB or KVM switch signal up to 6560ft using fiber-optic cable; multimode optical fiber ensures uninterrupted high-speed, high-quality transmission; VUT/R model is a VGA-over-UTP extender that transmits VGA video, USB or KVM switch signals up to 1312ft away.
www.avitechvideo.com

DIGITAL SWITCHES
Ensemble Designs Avenue 7435/9455

The modules switch cleanly between asynchronous sources, like broadcast and satellite feeds, to a backup feed without video glitches or audio pops; includes built-in video frame synchronizer, which ensures perfect alignment of mistimed and non-synchronous SDI sources; 9455 switch handles SD-SDI, 1.5Gb/s HD-SDI and 3Gb/s HD-SDI signals, while the 7435 handles SD and HD signals.
www.ensembledesigns.com

REFERENCE MONITOR
Dolby Professional Reference

Monitor now supports 48 fps; already supports 60fps; new support for the AMPAS ACES workflow; Image Systems Nucoda 3D LUT support to help with the color-managed workflow.
www.dolby.com

GPS MASTER CLOCK
ESE ES-185U/NTP

Twelve-channel GPS receiver provides master clock and TC generator signals; receiver tracks up to 12 satellites simultaneously, although reception of only one is required for accurate time data to be output; accuracy better than 10ns, and is entirely self-setting; automatic DST correction; provides one PPS output and a nine-digit LED display.
www.ese-web.com

ATSC ENCODER
Evertz 3480ENC

Supports multiple combinations of HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs; uses high-quality MPEG-2 distribution profile video encoder and Dolby AC-3 for audio encoding packaged in a 1RU form factor; includes built-in stat mux for outputting MPTS over IP; provides input frame syncing, loudness control, automatic input failover, and internal audio and video monitoring.
www.evertz.com.

MEDIA PLAYER
AmberFin iCR Player

Fully featured, cost-effective, professional media player easily integrated within existing broadcast-IT workflows; users can customize XML files; enables the building of seamless MAM workflows via Web services without having to program AmberFin's iCR system; powerful feature set allows users to construct simple workflows using configuration buttons to create workflow tasks.
www.amberfin.com

SET DESIGN
FX Design Group

Offers broadcast set design, fabrication, installation, facilities planning and lighting design; provides complete scenic design services for news, weather, sports, talk show and entertainment sets that are ready for HD television, 16:9 and digital broadcasting.
www.fxgroup.tv

FRAME-RATE CONVERTER
FOR-A FRC-30

Can be switched between motion compensation and linear conversions to deliver optimal results for various source material; built-in up/down/crossconverters deliver SD to HD, HD to SD, and 1080i to 720p conversions; supports 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080PsF23.98, 720p59.94, 720p50, 525/60 and 625/50; includes HD/SD-SDI and analog composite I/O; 1RU high and 1/2RU wide.
www.for-a.com

GOLD MOUNT MOUNTING PLATE
Anton/Bauer MATRIX Cheese Plate

Mounts directly on 15mm or 19mm rod systems; is designed for use with the company's Gold Mount systems for the following cameras: Sony PMW-F3 camera and NEX-FX-100, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 60D digital SLR camera and EOS C300, Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera, and the RED EPIC digital cinema camera.
www.antonbauer.com

DVI-OVER-FIBER EXTENDER
Apantac MAZAMA fiber series

Series of fiber-optic modules; DVI fiber-optic extender passes true EDID over a single SC fiber; supports 1080p signals out to 1500ft; a dual-link DVI FO extender supports resolutions up to 3840 × 2400 and extends signals up to 1000ft; an HDMI FO extender using an SC fiber supports 1080p signals out to 1500ft.
www.apantac.com

LENS SERVO
Thales Angenieux Optimo Servo Unit

Compatible with Optimo lightweight film digital cinema lenses and Optimo DP lenses; provides camera operators with motorized control of zoom and iris; focus control available with specific versions.
www.angenieux.com

WORKFLOW PLATFORM
Digital Rapids Kayak

Based on the concept of technologies as components — from media-specific functions like encoding, packaging and processing to business-oriented functionality such as analytics, automated intelligence and reporting; component-based approach provides granular control over technology costs and provisioning, as users deploy only precisely the technologies they actually need for their specific workflows; Kayak Workflow Designer lets users graphically combine components into workflows with intelligent automation; designs can be tested instantly before moving them directly into production.
www.digital-rapids.com

PREAMP/PROCESSOR
Aphex Channel

Updated version of the Aphex model 230; incorporates seven devices within a compact, single RU design; includes the Aphex Reflected Plate Amplifier (RPA) Tube Preamp, EasyRider Class A compressor, Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
www.aphex.com

CONTENT SHARING SOFTWARE
Aspera Shares

Web application provides simple and intuitive way to share content in the form of any size files and directories within an organization or with external customers and partners; enables secure access across diverse infrastructures; uses Aspera fasp transport; users can move content to different location without changing user workflow.
www.asperasoft.com

TV EVERYWHERE SYSTEM
Akamai TV Everywhere system

Enables broadcasters to rapidly bring TV Everywhere services to market by providing a common framework for implementing proprietary operator-programmer relationships; scalable to handle broadcast-size audiences; provides secure authentication and authorization identity services based on open standards; can be paired with the Akamai HD Network for scalable, high-quality and secure streaming with audience analytics.
www.akamai.com

VIDEO SERVER
Autocue/QTV Video Server

New firmware provides additional support for Avid and Apple editing workflows, with new OP-Atom and ProRes formats and improved handling of QuickTime, DNxHd and XDCAM content; provides scheduled playout of clips sequences with both local and remote access to playlists; supports 608 and 708 closed captions; transcoding can be triggered on demand from a predefined list of encode profiles.
www.autocue.com

PROMPTER DISPLAY AND ON-AIR TALENT MONITOR
Autoscript Enhanced Prompting Imaging Centre (EPIC)

Allows a single piece of equipment to do the work of two, with an on-air talent screen built into the prompter display that simply flips down to offer the perfect viewing angle; simplified camera set-up makes installation easier and more practical, particularly when on-air talent monitors are required on location; requires just one power cable for the prompter and on-air monitor.
www.autoscript.tv

MULTIVIEWER
Grass Valley Trinix NXT

Can be added as an option to all Trinix frames; enhancements include on-screen mouse and cursor functionality to expand individual tiles to full screen, powerful signal monitoring, status, alarming functions and the ability to easily import presets.
www.grassvalley.com

AUTOMATION APPLIANCE
Cache-A Library24/48

Library comes in two sizes, 24 or 48 tape slots; provides either 36TB or 72TB of storage; Library24 accommodates one or two LTO drives, and the Library48 option handles up to four drives; Under Pro-Cache, LTO drive is available for accessing content on shelf stored cartridges while simultaneously archiving to the library.
www.cache-a.com

TRANSCODER
Harmonic ProStream 1000 with ACE

Capable of transcoding up to 20 HD streams and 80 adaptive streaming profiles in a single, power-efficient 1RU appliance; supports any-to-any and any-to-many video/audio transcoding with automatic audio level adjustment; statistical multiplexing and scrambling and descrambling; simultaneously transcodes video content for both broadcast and OTT, mobile and Web applications.
www.harmonicinc.com

VIDEO SERVER
Avid ISIS 2000

A cost-effective 64-bit self-balancing, distributed near-line file system that works with Avid Interplay to provide enterprisewide search, browse, access and management of media; enables quick access to nearline files from any workstation; incorporates 84 hard disk drive (HDD) slots populated with 82 3TB SAS drives.
www.avid.com

ENCODER
Avitech International Seneca-E.264

High-performance, real-time MPEG-4 AVC SD and HD video encoder; supports 3G-SDI HD video, HD/SD-SDI SD video; for audio, supports two embedded SDI, two unbalanced analog or AC3 pass through; encodes dual-channel HD in MPEG-4 AVC high-profile level 4.2 or 4.0; supports CBR and VBR with rates from 2Mb/s to 30Mb/s depending on profile; 15W maximum power consumption.
www.avitechvideo.com

UP/CROSS/DOWNCOVERTER
BHV Broadcast Syntax

Based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology; designed to bring the performance advantages of motion-compensated processing without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artifacts; features include analog video inputs, as well as audio facilities with noise reduction and ARC facilities.
www.bhvbroadcast.com

SSD RECORDER
Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro

Solid-state recorder with four channels of 3Gb/s SDI I/O, Thunderbolt I/O, and full HDMI and analog I/O with XLR connectors for audio and time code; supports full 4K playback using Apple ProRes; user-friendly VTR-style design with function buttons and jog wheel; external RS-422 control; high-resolution LCD screen displays time code and transport information plus full color thumbnail of the current clip.
www.blackmagic-design.com

HD LENS
Canon HJ17ex6.2B

HD lens delivers a broad focal length range from 6.2mm to 106mm (212mm with built-in 2X extender) and a M.O.D. of 1.3ft (shortened by approximately 30 percent compared to previous models) for close shooting in news situations.
www.canonbroadcast.com

VIDEO WALL PROCESSOR
Christie Digital Systems Vista Spyder

Supports up to 32 independent windows, 16 mixers or any combination in between; adapts to widescreen (edge-blended), single- and multiscreen discrete applications; permits unrestricted window and picture-in-picture (PIP) placement; allows any input to operate as a native high-resolution channel, scaled PIP, scaled background or Key Channel; switches inputs from any mode during normal operation, making all inputs fully capable (not dedicated purpose).
www.christiedigital.com

MOBILE CAMERA
Cineflex ELITE

HD Super 35 camera combines proven five-axis stability with Canon Premier lenses and the ARRI Alexa camera; easily integrates onto cable and rail systems, aircraft, automobiles, boats and other mobile platforms; features dual REC OUT BNC connectors for uncompressed ARRIRAW or uncompressed HD-SDI video, both with embedded timecode and metadata.
www.cineflexelite.net

SOLID-STATE PORTABLE VIDEO RECORDER
AJA Ki Pro Quad

Stores high-quality edit-ready files in formats including 4K (4096 × 2160), Quad HD (3840 × 2160), 2K (2048 × 1080), and HD (1920 × 1080) in 10-bit 4:4:4 or 10-bit 4:2:2 color; performs de-Bayer processing of the RAW data that can be used to produce on-board Apple ProRes recordings to SSD media; a scaled or cropped output is also simultaneously available for 2K or HD monitoring via dedicated SDI and HDMI connections.
www.aja.com

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
Clear-Com Tempest 2400

Digital wireless intercom now features new Seamless Roaming capability; most applicable in large mixed facilities separated by sizable distances, such as campus buildings, multistudio environments and outdoor venues; uses narrowband signal that changes frequencies to burn through RF noise and interference; does not compete with signals from other 2.4GHz wireless devices.
www.clearcom.com

CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM
Dell Deliver

Allows network providers to sell CDN services to an enterprise as well as manage the on-demand delivery of any video to any screen; built on Dell PowerEdge servers, software from EdgeCast Networks and video processing software from Elemental Technologies; designed to reduce the amount of hardware and space required while using less power.
www.dell.com

TRANSCODING SOFTWARE
Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0

Features new dynamic workflow capabilities and extends scalability within facilities and beyond; provides efficient management, automation and performance for media transformation between acquisition, production, archive and distribution formats; supports multiscreen distribution opportunities with output format support for viewing platforms from mobile phones and tablets to game consoles and connected TVs; new features in v2.0 include adaptive, logic-driven process automation with rich metadata support to reduce effort, errors and processing time; additional features include intuitive, visual workflow design tools and elastic scalability with dynamic, on-demand deployment.
www.digital-rapids.com

MAM PLATFORM
Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet Galaxy

Most advanced version of the company's Media Asset Management platform; includes a high-value, BPMN 2.0-compliant workflow engine designed to dramatically boost productivity and agility while also improving operational and business visibility across the media enterprise; features include a new modern-looking GUI, more customizable data models, Dalet One Cut video editing framework, advanced tools for searching and indexing, increased interoperability with NLEs, and support for upcoming industry standards such as AS-02 and FIMS.
www.dalet.com

SIMPLIFIED FILE STORAGE
DataDirect Networks Chroma Enterprise

DDN ExaScaler now comes with Whamcloud's Chroma Enterprise; system simplifies Lustre file system management and accelerates ExaScaler adoption for enterprise Big Data environments; eliminates the complexity of support and management of sophisticated parallel file storage with simple, easy-to-use systems management that is tightly integrated with the Lustre file system and DDN's Storage Fusion Architecture.
www.ddn.com

TECHNICAL FURNITURE
TBC Consoles TracWall

Displays from 15in to 65in can be bolted directly to the grid with fixed, tilt/swivel and articulating mounts; cables are channeled directly into base cabinets, which also provide storage space for additional rack equipment and power supplies.
www.tbcconsoles.com

VIDEO TESTER
Rohde & Schwarz R&S VTE

Universal platform for testing video and audio interfaces on consumer electronics equipment during development and quality assurance; modular platform accommodates up to three test modules and can be equipped with additional software options to optimally suit the requirements of specific applications; features source, sink and dongle testing on MHL 1.2 interfaces; real-time difference picture analysis for testing video transmissions over LTE; localized touchscreen user interface; integrated test automation and report generation.
www.rohde-schwarz.com

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Newtek TriCaster series

Three new systems utilize a completely re-engineered platform and introduce new capabilities; TriCaster 8000 is designed for large, complex events; provides full integration of social media production tools, virtually limitless scalability with third-party router support, recordable macros, extensive effects and graphics capabilities with eight M/E rows; other models include the TriCaster 855 with 24-channel switching and the TriCaster 455, which is targeted to mobile producers and supports 14-channel switching.
www.newtek.com

STANDARDS CONVERTER
Blackmagic Design Teranex

Provides high-quality de-interlacing, upconversion, downconversion, SD and HD crossconversion, automatic cadence detection and removal; noise reduction, adjustable scaling and aspect ratio conversion; all with full timecode and multi-channel audio conversion; includes 3-D dual-channel conversion, 3-D simulation and 3-D camera rig alignment.
www.blackmagic-design.com

SUBTITLE AND CAPTIONING
Softel Swift TX

Flexible and cost-effective subtitle/caption management and transmission platform; reduces workflow complexity and increases reliability and productivity; features real-time transcoding and a class-leading range of automation interfaces, along with the widest support of file formats available.
www.softelgroup.com

SOFTWARE UPDATE
Solid State Logic C100 HDS V5

Implements dual operator mode, which provides two operators the ability to have independent physical controls and access to shared audio assets through a single console processing engine, routing and I/O configuration; allows for an unlimited number of consecutive eight-channel fader bays to be assigned to a second operator; bays can be located at either end of a C100 console, or separated and installed in a remote location such as a production gallery.
www.solidstatelogic.com

AUDIO LOUDNESS PLATFORM
Linear Acoustic AERO.1000

Metadata-based transmission audio loudness controller; 1RU unit can house eight AEROMAX audio processing engines; supports up to 64 channels of encoded or baseband audio via AES, SDI, analog or optional DVB-ASI; each processing core includes UPMAX upmixing algorithm and compensating video delay; options include Dolby decoders/encoders and Nielsen watermark encoders.
www.linearacoustic.com

GRAPHICS PLATFORM
Harris Inscriber G8

Provides high-end, real-time graphics production support through uncompressed imagery, and graphics and animation capabilities; handles complex 3D graphics and animations; uses an Intel Xeon E5 processor and NVIDIA Quadro 4000 GPU to significantly reduce channel hardware density for a greatly reduced footprint (2RU), lower power consumption, and improved performance and clip playback scalability.
www.broadcast.harris.com

500W TRANSMITTER
Linear Industries AT71-500-11

4RU × 19in × 26in drawer size reduces installation footprint; nine temperature-controlled cooling fans provide optimal performance and longer life for critical components; features include scheduler software to run corrections/measurements at scheduled times, internal GPS receiver, selectable timebase reference and proprietary bandwidth reduction technology; operates in VHF and UHF.
www.linear-tv.com

LOUDNESS METER
DK-Technologies DK3

The size of a smartphone; upgraded device delivers conventional metering as well as ITU, EBU R128, ARIB and ATSC-compliant loudness metering; features a 3G HD/SDI video input; can be powered from a USB port; ideal for ensuring CALM compliance; product line also includes DK1 for stereo and DK2 for surround sound.
www.dk-technolgies.com

FULL DUPLEX WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Eartec COMSTAR

Designed for production teams that need instantaneous, hands-free voice communications; not voice-activated and no delay when transmitting; allows up to eight users to talk simultaneously; provides full duplex communication up to 1200ft in any direction from the Com-Center centralized base transceiver; no FCC license is required.
www.eartec.com

MEDIA STORAGE
EditShare XStream and Energy series

Fully integrated with EditShare Flow, Lightworks, Geevs and Ark; shared storage solutions are scaled to petabytes; new features include advanced project sharing with Adobe Premiere Pro and support for FCP X; networking configurations have been enhanced to increase throughput across the EditShare tiered-storage platform.
www.editshare.com

VIDEO PROCESSING PLATFORM
Elemental Live 150 series

High-performance video processing and throughput in rack or desktop form factor; outputs several streams for multi-camera angle viewing; encodes video streams in MPEG-DASH with support for both ISO FF and MPEG-2 profiles; DECE Ultraviolet asset creation for secure and ubiquitous digital content distribution; audio loudness control; supports J2K, ProRes and AVC-I; expanded support for CC, subtitles including Teletext, DVB subtitles and TTML.
www.elementaltechnologies.com

AUTOMATED CONTENT PUBLISHING
Miranda Enterprise Suite On Demand

Automated content publishing system; simplifies creation of multiple content versions, with appropriate branding, for delivery to VOD platforms; automates version mastering, deliverables encoding and metadata packaging; content can be automatically sourced from network storage, video servers, archive systems or videotape; automates the entire production/delivery process through tight integration with traffic systems.
www.miranda.com

LIGHT
Litepanels SOLA 4

DMX-controllable LED Fresnel fixture features a 4in Fresnel lens; uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures; employs Litepanels' proprietary LEDs to produce a soft light quality in 5600°K daylight color balance; based on the same Fresnel technology as the company's Sola 6, but in a smaller, more lightweight form factor; focuses from 70 degrees to 10 degrees; can be dimmed from 100 percent to zero with no noticeable shift in color temperature.
www.litepanels.com

TELEPHOTO LENS
Fujinon XA20xs8.5BERM

Features a 2X range extender, an ergonomic digital servo, Quick Zoom and inner focus, as well as improved corner resolution; designed for applications from newsgathering to in-studio use; can be used with rear controls for zoom and focus; suitable for tripod use.
www.fujinonbroadcast.com

CLOUD PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT
Avid Interplay Sphere

Real-time system enables broadcast news crews to acquire, access, edit and finish stories from any location; leverages a cloud-based architecture supporting a distributed environment that spans multiple locations and time zones; automatically manages the transcode, upload and check-in to any connected Avid Interplay system; pre-defined output processes provide one-button simplicity.
www.avid.com

FIBER-OPTIC CABLES
Gepco TactiFlex

Designed for portable applications in harsh environments; feature a polyurethane outer jacket that is 30 percent more flexible while remaining abrasion-, chemical- and cut-resistant; 125mm single-mode fiber elements are coated with a 900mm, hard elastomeric, tight buffer for further damage protection and mechanical isolation; available in either single-mode or multimode fiber.
www.gepco.com

AUDIO NORMALIZING AND LOUDNESS COMPLIANCE TOOL
Emotion Systems Emotion File Finish (eFF)

Software application automatically analyzes and fixes audio loudness violations in file-based media; efficiently analyzes file-based media by using accurate modeling of VU and PPM meters, as well as loudness detection parameters (ATSC A/85, EBU R128 and ITU-R BS.1770); operates in faster than real time; provides operators with a graphical display that enables them to quickly assess any audio issues.
www.emotion-systems.com

ATSC ENCODER/MUX COMBO
Linear Industries LEX2000

Generates an ASI or SMPTE-310 output from multiple audio, video and metadata sources; MPEG-2 encoder uses intelligent scene analysis, adaptive decision logic and nonlinear quantization to achieve excellent quality video, even with multiple video programs and bandwidth constraints; its statistical multiplexer applies multilayer control algorithms to optimize encoding rates of multiple MPEG-2 streams.
www.linear-tv.com

XDCAM CODEC
EVS Sony XDCAM support

XT3 and XS servers provide native support for the Sony XDCAM 422 50Mb/s HD format in the suite of live and near-live broadcast production servers; easily integrates onto existing XT3 and XS server architecture with a simple upgrade; servers also provide native support for other codecs, including Avid DNxHD, ProRes422, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO.
www.evs.tv

STORAGE SYSTEM
FOR-A LTS-50

Storage appliance uses a linear tape file system (LTFS), which records video on tape as files and enables the reading and writing of files from a PC via FTP; can create original and duplicate copies with the installation of an external LTO drive; can be controlled through the company's LTR Browser software, and another optional proxy generator can be configured to automatically create low-res proxy files and thumbnails when archiving MXF files.
www.for-a.com

PLAYOUT MANAGER
PlayBox Technology Multi Playout Manager

Fully assignable monitoring and control system with rights management for multiple AirBox playout channels from one or more Internet-connected PCs locally or from anywhere in the world via IP; allows multichannel playout centers to monitor and control all channels locally and assign full or restricted rights for any of the TV channels to one or more people to remotely monitor and/or control the TV channels from a remote PC, iPad, mobile phone, etc.
www.playbox.tv

ROUTER
Riedel Communications MediorNet Compact

Provides a network bandwidth of 50Gb/s — enough capacity for bidirectional transport of 12 HD-SDI signals, dozens of MADI streams or GigE signals, and hundreds of audio channels or intercom ports; provides connectivity for four analog audio I/Os with mic preamps and a dynamic range of 117dB; also features an interface for Riedel RockNet digital audio networks, two DisplayPort outputs, three GigE ports, and connections for serial data and GPIs.
www.riedel.net

PRODUCTION SUITE
Primestream XDCAM support

Now integrates with the Sony XCDAM Station family of professional media recorders; XDCAM Station users can now easily import content into FORK's media asset management software using the FORK Ingest module; in addition, users can now use FORK to control the XDCAM Station in both recording and playout modes, in effect adding master control playout and production automation capabilities to the XDCAM Station.
www.primestream.com

LED LIGHT
Frezzi HyLight

Compact, travel friendly all-weather studio-quality portable LED light for news, field production and studios; powered by AC mains or standard broadcast snap-on or V-mount camera batteries; output is fully dimmable without color shift; features interchangeable LED power modules to change beam angle and color temperature in seconds.
www.frezzi.com

CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND AUTOMATION
Evertz Mediator

New features include automatic join-in-progress with content dead roll, live break insertion without altering the automation list for breaks in live events, a new graphics workflow with integrated template tools, and new configuration tools to customize workflows, tasks and playtime templates; cost-effectively scales services across multiple linear and nonlinear channels.
www.evertz.com.

3G FIBER-TO-TRIAX CONVERTER
Grass Valley LDK 4427

Performs a 1-to-1 conversion of a 3G fiber camera signal to a 3G Triax signal; ancillary data — such as return video, control and intercom — are also converted on a 1-to-1 basis; delivers all HD video formats: 720p, 1080i and 1080p, from the base station; compatible with the LDK 8000 Elite and LDK 4000 Elite HD camera heads.
www.grassvalley.com

CHANNEL PLAYOUT DEVICE
Harmonic Spectrum channelPort

Integrated channel playout device for Spectrum media server; combines channel branding and master control switching with clip playout; supports four SD/HD channels per RU with up/down/crossconversion; includes EAS support; fits seamlessly into existing production and playout infrastructures, reducing complexity and the time it takes to launch new services.
www.harmonicinc.com

MEDIA CONVERGENCE PLATFORM
Harris Selenio

Features an MDX2 multiplexer module to reduce video headend infrastructure for DTV broadcasters; built-in DVB-T2 gateway can combine up to eight physical layer pipes within a single output stream enabling delivery of multiple tiers of digital services; MDX2 also features a built-in SFN adaptation for signal distribution across large over-the-air DTV networks — ideal for DVB-T/T2 and ISDB-Tb standards.
www.broadcast.harris.com

PRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Hi Tech Systems AViTA

Production system for the control of video servers over a network; provides the operator with a familiar hardware control panel, although the system can be operated as a software-only package; panels can have two or three control modules that can be mixed or matched to suit individual needs; every button on each panel is easily configurable to suit operational requirements; has a MOS interface to a Newsroom Computer System.
www.hitechsys.com

ANTENNA
Jampro Antennas JAT-U

Broadband batwing IV/V 470MHz to 860MHz antenna; radome-enclosed unit can be either top- or side-mounted on a tower; minimum windloading while providing broadband response makes it ideal for applications where either one channel is defined or multiple channels are combined.
www.jampro.com

4K CAMCORDER
JVC GY-HMQ10

Powered by JVC's Falconbrid LSI chip, provides high-speed signal processing; a 1/2in CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels; captures, records and plays video in real time at 4X resolution of HDTV (3840 × 2160) at 24p, 50p or 60p; also captures and records 1080i or 1080p60 full HD; built-in F2.8 10X zoom lens with optical image stabilizer.
pro.jvc.com

LOUDNESS CONTROLLER
Linear Acoustic AERO.lite

Two-channel loudness controller in 1RU package; offers HD/SD-SDI, AES, and analog inputs and outputs; audio is extracted from any HD/SD-SDI path for processing; audio can be re-embedded into any or all SDI pairs; GPI/O alarms and controls; options include integrated ITU-R BS.1770 loudness meter, SNMP and external redundant power supply.
www.linearacoustic.com

VIDEO SERVER
EVS XT3

Flexible 8-channel SD/HD and 6-channel 3D/1080p configurations; new generation of XT servers combines EVS' speed and reliability with ultimate capability and performance; supports unique loop recording and powerful networking capabilities; offers complete media control from ingest to playout, including live editing, slow-motion replays, and multichannel playback and transfer to third-party systems such as craft editors, automation, archiving or storage.
www.evs.tv

CONTENT AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
Prime Focus Technologies CLEAR

Innovative hybrid-cloud content operations platform offers client-friendly dashboards and automation; features new automated fulfillment system for syndication and delivery; adaptive streaming feature seamlessly throttles content quality based on available network bandwidth, compensating for latency in transmission; has an integrated HTML5 video player.
www.primefocustechnologies.com

GRAPHICS SYSTEM
PlayBox Technology TitleBox Dashboard

Provides remote control of TitleBox objects arranged in a playlist with hierarchical structure; ideal for known events; features full flexibility to add and change events needed in live programs.
www.playbox.tv

PRODUCTION SUITE
Primestream FORK 3.0

Manages and automates Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony XDCAM and Harmonic ChannelPort broadcast workflows; enables larger installations to quickly and more efficiently build workflows for multiscreen delivery; system includes FORK Xchange Suite, a new application Web portal into the FORK environment, giving broadcasters and media enterprises instant access to content from any Web browser.
www.primestream.com

FLUID HEAD
OConnor Ultimate 1030D

Features 30lb capacity (1030Ds holds 41lb); include stepless, ultrasmooth pan-and-tilt fluid drag that provides control and stability for digital cinematography shooting; features Sinusoidal Counterbalance system for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range; provides a tilt range of ±90 degrees; ideal for use with full-format sensor lighter weight cameras, such as the RED EPIC and SCARLET, Sony F3, and Canon C300.
www.ocon.com

P2 HD HANDHELD CAMERA
Panasonic AG-HPX255

P2 HD handheld camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, full 1920 × 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording; weighs 5.5lbs; has high-sensitivity 1/3in, full-HD 2.2-megapixel 3-MOS imager and a 20-bit DSP; features a wide 28mm to 616mm (35mm equivalent) 22X HD lens with three independent adjustable rings (zoom/focus/iris); lens includes optical stabilizer (O.I.S.).
www.panasonic.com

ON-CAMERA LIGHT
Litepanels Croma

LED light is a compact, portable fixture that's designed for users who move rapidly from one light environment to the next without time to change equipment; camera-mounted unit provides infinite control of both color temperature and lighting intensity via two ergonomic on-fixture dials; one offers the ability to dim from 100 percent to zero percent with no noticeable color shift, while the other lets users dial-in the fill light to any point between daylight (5600K) and tungsten (3200K) to precisely match the ambient light; draws 9W; provides the equivalent luminance output of 40W to 90W traditional fixtures.
www.litepanels.com

TECHNICAL FURNITURE
TBC Consoles SmartTrac V2

Features the ability to gang individual workstation components together to form complete master control and production control consoles; other features include optional electric height adjustment, multitiered monitor beam systems, a newly designed cable core with front access, power management, extended monitor Trac, and all new legs and feet.
www.tbcconsoles.com

VIDEO AND AUDIO MONITORING
Mediaproxy LogServer

Version 8 includes real-time loudness monitoring that is seamlessly integrated into the Web-based user interface; can export to DVD, H.264, Flash, iPhone and iPad; creates and displays user activity reports for security auditing and statistics; features live closed captions keyword monitoring; has full support for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, on both PC and Mac.
www.mediaproxy.com

MASTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Miranda iTX MC

Integrates Miranda's iTX integrated playout platform with its master control system; combines playout automation with live event functionality; includes an automation system with roll-under and join-in-progress features; integrated HD/SD video server; input signal switching and processing; able to seamlessly switch between multiple HD or SD sources with a mix of stereo or 5.1, PCM or Dolby E audio; supports rich branding of logos, in-show promos, junctions and live data tickers.
www.miranda.com

SLOW-MOTION SYSTEM
Newtek 3Play 425

Four-input, two-output slow-motion system supports the simultaneous display, recording and instant replay of all channels; designed to give users an affordable option to deliver instant replay and slow motion for broadcast, webcast, arena scoreboard displays and more, without sacrificing quality; existing customers of the NewTek TriCaster can incorporate 3Play 425 into their programming over Ethernet, freeing up the live video inputs for cameras.
www.newtek.com

SSD SERVER
Ross Video BlackStorm

New two-channel BlackStorm playout server uses DVCPro HD codec; provides four hours of internal HD storage; perfect for playing content in a live mobile video production applications providing faster data access and higher reliability; supports evergreen content such as stills, animations, wipes and transitions.
www.rossvideo.com

KVM LINE EXTENDER
Matrox Avio F120

Extends two single-link DVI video, KVM, audio and USB devices from the host system out to 6562ft over a single duplex LC-LC fiber-optic cable; uncompressed FO transmission maintains graphics performance and full frame-rate HD video with no latency; system-agnostic design and wide OS compatibility facilitate plug-and-play deployment.
www.matrox.com

LOUDNESS MONITORING
RTW TM3

Latest addition to the TouchMonitor range for pro-level loudness, true-peak and PPM metering for analog and digital stereo and 5.1 signals; includes features of the larger TM7 TM9 versions; controlled using a touch-sensitive display; basic version handles analog and digital stereo audio, while the 5.1 option adds support of six-channel digital input.
www.rtw.de

MANUAL CAMERA SUPPORT
Shotoku TP200

Two-stage pneumatic pedestal has a maximum payload range of more than 175lbs; supports a wide range of camera configurations; column and base are designed to offer maximum stability and operational flexibility; one-step foot brake and single-action cable guard enable precise movements and control at all times for fast and easy positioning.
www.shotoku.tv

SINGLE/MULTICHANNEL AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Rushworks A-LIST

Provides intuitive, single- or multichannel SD/HD output for broadcast, PEG channels and Internet TV; features include DTMF and GPIO triggers, drag-and-drop scheduling, Auto-Loop, Auto-Fill, Auto-Bug, File Segmenting, multiformat playback, real-time upconvert from SD to HD, router control, dedicated EAS crawl, traffic import and the ability to record live events; supports streaming directly from the system.
www.rushworks.tv

TRIPOD
Sachtler Ace

Features an ergonomic design and payload range of 8.8lbs; designed for lightweight HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras; Synchronized Actuated Drag system enables exact and reproducible pans; camera setup can be quickly balanced with five-step counterbalance.
www.sachtler.com

WIRELESS MICROPHONE
Shure FP Wireless

Supported with intuitive, flexible components; includes portable receivers and XLR plug-on transmitters; quick setup with just two presses of a button — the first to find a clear frequency and the second to sync with the transmitter; compatible with up to 20 systems simultaneously; XLR and 3.5mm cable receiver output options, single transmitter and dual transmitter system options.
www.shure.com/americas/

AUDIO MONITOR
Qualis Audio Sentinel

Latest firmware v.124 now available for Sentinel Surround Sound audio monitor; new version provides dialog balance measurement; can simultaneously measure and display loudness of surround sound programs; measures loudness according to BS.1770-1 or BS.17702 standards; offers enhanced version of loudness report automation.
www.qualisaudio.com

COLOR CORRECTION AND FINISHING SYSTEM
Quantel Pablo

New features include a stereo 3-D multilayer timeline and 48fps timeline, as well as support for new digital capture formats such as the latest RED HDRx, RED color 3 and RED gamma 3; additional new tools include a tracker that includes both point- and area-based operation, Render on Export for saving time on deliverables production, and tight integration with stereo 3-D timelines from Avid Media Composer 6.
www.quantel.com

INTERCOM INTERFACE
Riedel Communications AVB series

Series of products includes the AVB-108 G2 Client, the Connect AVB and Connect AVBx8 panel interfaces; allow professional intercom users to connect intercom panels in IP-based LAN environments in real time; offers intercom applications over LAN infrastructures such as matrix-to-control panel connections, audio distribution, matrix-to-matrix trunking connections or distribution of digital partylines.
www.riedel.net

IP TRANSPORT STREAM MONITOR
Rohde & Schwarz R&S DVMS-B40 IP option

New option for the R&S DVMS family of compact monitoring systems is designed to help network operators achieve maximum operational reliability when feeding transport streams over IP networks; depending on the model, up to four signals can be measured simultaneously; monitors all relevant quality parameters in the IP transmission; if one of the transmitted transport streams is faulty, the new option can extract this stream and transmit it to the central monitoring station, also over IP.
www.rohde-schwarz.com

PORTABLE TRIAX CAMERA
Sony HDC-2550 HD

Uses newly developed 16-bit A/D, DSP and new image-sensors; provides 64dB S/N with noise suppression; supports Triax cabling; 1080i/720p standard, PsF format will be optionally available; enhanced creative features include multi-matrix, adaptive matrix, skin-tone detail, hyper gamma, view finder focus assist and automatic lens aberration compensation.
pro.sony.com

AUDIO INTERFACE
Stagetec XDIP

Interface board connects NEXUS to networks running Audinate's Dante, which enables powerful audio and media networks to be created on existing standard Ethernet TCP/IP infrastructure; module supports up to 64 bidirectional audio channels with different sampling rates; fully compatible with Dante's unique plug-and-play network integration with automatic device discovery and system configuration.
www.usa.stagetec.com

VIDEO COMPRESSION
Streambox Avenir 2

Dedicated ACT-L3 HD/SD mobile broadcasting device supports up to 24 3G/4G cellular aircards, dual Ethernet ports, BGAN and Wi-Fi; full duplex enables receiving and playback HD-SDI video in the field; has optional 3-D capability; new chassis design extends battery life and improves Wi-Fi reception; works directly with Streambox decoders, Enterprise server and Streambox Live.
www.streambox.com

SUBTITLE AND CAPTION PREPARATION
Screen Subtitling Systems WinCAPS Qu4ntum

Features a new user interface designed to enable caption and subtitle timing to be assessed easily against the media timeline; features text-to-speech alignment in multiple languages, extraction of dialogue payload from scripts, and integration with speech recognition so that dialogue can be respoken directly into the file to save time typing.
www.screensystems.tv

MULTIFORMAT VIDEO SERVERS
Skylark Technology SL NEO Media Servers

Feature a high level of reliability that allows broadcasters to record and play back simultaneously without error; can operate multichannel record lists and playlists with multilayer graphics formatting; bridge traditional broadcast technology with new channel-in-a-box technology by supporting the most popular third-party device brands such as routers and switchers.
www.skylark.tv

MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Snell Momentum

Employs thin-client SOA to control a suite of proprietary and third-party applications running on various hardware platforms, providing maximum control and flexibility to media and broadcast operators; reduces operational costs by allocating resources more efficiently and making content more accessible; simplifies the migration of tapeless processes to nonlinear workflows.
www.snellgroup.com

LENS
Thales Angenieux Optimo 28-340

PL-mount 28mm to 340mm T3.2 zoom lens has been designed for image coverage of up to 31.4mm diagonal for S35 film and large-format digital cameras; focus ring has a 327° focus rotation with more than 70 precise focus witness marks and minimal breathing; 24.4lbs; close focus of 4'5".
www.angenieux.com

MULTICHANNEL AUDIO MONITOR
TSL PAM2 3G16 MK2

Provides loudness-compliance monitoring; configurable loudness information display with full compliance to EBU R128 and ATSC A85; features Dolby's CAT1100 module supporting Dolby's Digital Plus, Digital and E formats; SDI output connector to export display information; front-panel USB port for preset save/recall management and an Ethernet port providing network connectivity.
www.tsl.co.uk

AUDIO CONSOLE
Wheatstone Dimension One

Uses the company's Gibraltar DSP engine; control surface features motorized faders and is layered so that each fader controls two sources, each of which can be mono, stereo or full 5.1; faders can be “paged” together or separately; each fader also has a “spill” function, which allows its individual channels to spill out onto separate faders (two for stereo or six for 5.1 sources); LED displays always indicate a fader's current source to eliminate operator confusion; features automatic mic mixing to optimizes the levels of several microphones during dialogue, and Audio-Follow-Video (AFV), which allows the console to automatically control input channels based on the video source currently being taken.
www.wheatstone-tv.com

BROADCAST RECORDING SYSTEM
Solid State Logic Live-Record

System connects via standard optical MADI, so it can connect directly to MADI-equipped digital mixing consoles, venue audio distribution infrastructure or broadcast routers; presents cost saving opportunities when compared to hard disk recorders or other DAW recorder systems; can record up to 128 channels at 24-bit/48kHz or 64 channels at 24-bit/96kHz.
www.solidstatelogic.com

PAN-AND-TILT HEAD AND TRIPOD SYSTEM
Vinten Vision blue5

Lightweight system has a carrying capacity range of 12.1lb to 26.5lb @ 100mm CofG; infinitely adjustable Perfect Balance and LF drag technology provide smooth control and consistent movement quality; ideal for supporting the latest generation of professional camcorders and accessories.
www.vinten.com

VIDEO ENCODER
Telairity SES3200

Encoder is able to generate up to 32 channels of video and 128 channels of audio in a single, completely modular chassis; based on Telairity's proprietary Telairity-1 scalable architecture; input modules support eight connections each and handle SDI, ASI or IP input; transcoding option is available, which allows MPTS as inputs over ASI or GigE connections.
www.telairity.com

REAL-TIME MONITORING
Video Clarity RTM

The OTT feature offers automatic IP feed decoding with source video scaling to match downstream delivered formats; provides accurate assessment of picture quality; measures audio-video offset (lip sync); measures VANC data lines integrity; activates alarms and records the A/V sequences if any of the above have fallen below the degradation threshold.
www.videoclarity.com.

HD OVER ENG LINK
TVU Networks BD1000

Live HD ENG transmission system delivers HD broadcast quality over SD microwave and satellite links or 3G/4G/LTE wireless connections; uses TVU's Real-time Packet Replication (RPR) technology; packaged in a compact 1RU format; DVB-ASI interface connects to any digital SD resolution dedicated microwave or satellite link to provide live HD video transmission.
www.tvupack.com

REAL-TIME STEREO 3-D ANALYZER
Fraunhofer Institute STAN

Captures and analyzes stereo 3-D in real time; using actuators, interaxial distance rig can be adjusted automatically so that specified disparity range is not exceeded and stereo images are rectified; corrects residual distortions in color and stereo geometry; helps avoid eyestrain, headache and visual fatigue.
www.fraunhofer.de

ANTENNA MOUNT
K-Tek Shark

Designed to attach periodic antennas as well as wireless receivers, IFB and video receiver antennas, and microphones; T Shark and L Shark models provide multiple 3/8 × 16 threaded studs that are movable; bracket for each model has a cold shoe with a 5/8 × 27 removable threaded stud; ideal for most IFB antennas.
www.ktekbooms.com

WORKSTATION
Lightbeam Systems E5 Series

Offers up to 16 physical CPU cores and 32 logical CPU cores with Intel Xeon processor E5 2600 series Romley CPUs; up to 768GB of RAM and PCI Express 3.0 architecture; features NVIDIA Quadro 6000 professional graphics with Scalable Geometry Engine technology delivering 1.3 billion triangles per second; supports up to four double-wide graphics cards and/or GPUs.
www.lightbeamsystems.com

LED LIGHTS
Lowel-Light Lowel Prime

Available in dedicated daylight or tungsten color versions; color rendering Index of 91+; all models auto-set to AC voltages from 90V to 250V; quiet fanless operation; available in hanging clamp or stand-mount versions; optional barn doors softening set; optional honeycomb grids.
www.lowel.com

ON-CAMERA MONITOR
ViewZ VZ056F-3G

Features 5.6in LED screen with 1280 × 800 resolution; 3G-SDI input; 1:1 pixel mode; includes waveform, vectorscope, UMD, jog dial; HDMI to SDI active loop through; 0.5W power consumption.
www.viewzusa.com

STUDIO CONTROL SYSTEM
Orad TD Control

Allows users to select different video box compositions with a click of a button on their video switchers; technical director control is based on a touch-screen user interface that resides in the switcher; allows technical directors to select the different video box compositions and assign different video sources to each of the video boxes; this enables tasks that could not have been achieved before, such as switching on-air from six video sources to completely different video sources with one click of a button.
www.orad.tv

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Square Box CatDV 9.0

Upgraded solution now features support for reading Adobe XMP and IPTC metadata and SRT subtitle files; has simplified import and export of screen layouts and other settings; employs powerful API for third-party application development; integrates with Avid via the new MME widget; has user interface improvements, such as the use of star ratings for favorite clips.
www.squarebox.com

NLE
Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 11

Features GPU-accelerated video processing using OpenCL-compatible hardware, improving timeline playback performance and render times; adds New Titles & Text plug-in; “per-parameter” keyframing for many video plug-ins; adds Floating Windows masking tool in the Stereoscopic 3D Adjust plug-in, to compensate for screen-edge violations; supports NVIDIA 3D Vision on single-display systems; adds support for RED EPIC clips.
www.sonycreative.com

VIDEO RECORDER
Sound Devices PIX 260

Rack-mounted, file-based recorder records and plays files up to 220Mb/s in 10-bit 4:2:2 video as well as 32 tracks of 48kHz audio; has simultaneous recording on up to four eSATA-connected drives; features 5in, 800 × 480 pixel video display; can record and play up to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio; has embedded Web server for machine transport over Ethernet-based networks.
www.sounddevices.com

AUDIO PLATFORM
SRS Labs Multi-Dimension Audio (MDA)

Designed to deliver 3D surround sound to consumers in a wide variety of playback environments and devices; allows content creators to create, maintain and deliver 3D positional data with soundtrack elements in a multidimensional audio space that includes height, depth and width, rather than standard planar speaker configurations such a 5.1 and 7.1; not channel-based, so there is no restriction on the number of speakers that can be used to represent the resolution of a multidimensional audio soundscape.
www.srslabs.com

CONTENT AND DELIVERY PLATFORM FOR MULTISCREEN TV
Visual Unity vuMedia

Designed to help broadcasters and content owners enter the challenging world of multiscreen media; provides users complete control over how their brand, assets and user experience are managed and monetized; delivers a cutting-edge Web-based and mobile viewing experience, comprehensive VOD services, and efficient content delivery, all of which can be seamlessly deployed into existing workflows.
www.visualunity.com

MOBILE INTERFACE
Volicon Observer Mobile

Allows access to content anywhere, anytime through an iPad or iPhone; designed to provide greater flexibility, portability and the added convenience of accessing live Observer streaming along with back-navigation of previously recorded content from both local and remote locations; offers the ability to play, pause, search and create logged content on demand using smart devices; provides broadcasters with instant access to the final broadcast product to ensure quality and compliance.
www.volicon.com

SEVERE WEATHER SYSTEM
Weather Central ESP:LIVE

Has been enhanced to support new dual-polarization weather radar technology; provides precise display of damaging hail, debris in tornados, improved flash flood warnings and more accurate identification of winter precipitation; additional enhancements include integrated posting to a station's Facebook and Twitter pages and X-Vision data, which enables meteorologists to present vertical slices of a storm's structure in 3D and animate the slices over time to show storm details in unique new ways.
www.wxc.com

REAL-TIME VIDEO ENGINE FPGA
Xilinx RTVE

With a Web-based GUI, engineers can quickly design routers, switchers and multiviewers that adapt and integrate with new consumer standards; supports improved interaction with consumer SDI interfaces such as DisplayPort, HDMI and Thunderbolt; enables the aggregation and transmission of video over IT-based networks; allows for a dual processing pipeline, 10-bit/4:4:4 processing.
www.xilinx.com



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