Latin American Broadcast Show (LABS) 2008 Preview
Echolab, Inc. is a leading provider of video production switchers and tools that offer flexibility and on-air reliability for the production and distribution of digital media in a variety of formats. The company’s products include the Overture1™ and Overture2™ video production systems, MultiPlayMD™ multichannel instant-replay system, MegaKeyMD™ clip player/mixer/keyer, and Conductor™ control integration system, all of which provide functionality and ease of use critical to professional-quality production. Echolab is online at www.echolab.com.
Existing Products Being Highlighted at LABS 2008:
At LABS 2008, Echolab will showcase a range of exciting products for the production of sports, news, and live events. These unique new tools bring users unprecedented live production capabilities while simplifying operation and system design.
Overture1™ SD — The Overture1 SD video production switcher provides a comprehensive range of production tools, putting creative power at operators’ fingertips through a sleek ergonomic design and intuitive interface. An innovative series of advanced transition functions simplifies switching of sophisticated and dynamic productions.
Overture1 SD systems offer extensive warp and lighting effects, along with Echolab’s unique Stinger™ transition and SuperSource™ crosspoint keyers. The Stinger transition, a special “take block” keyer with combined mix/wipe and graphic control, reduces complex animated transitions to a single button press. SuperSource is a precomposited input that allows operators to build a custom layout using DVEs and graphics and then assign that layered composition to a crosspoint button. Because SuperSource includes three of its own keyers, upstream and downstream keyers remain available for adding lower thirds, tickers, and other elements. The Overture1 SD provides a total of 10 internal keyers.
Equipped with easy-to-use controls, the Overture1 SD allows users to set rates, adjust parameters, and control third-party devices quickly and painlessly. Smart buttons display context-sensitive options, such as displaying pictures of the available wipe patterns, auxiliary output assignments, DVE moves, and keyer setup.
Conductor™ — Echolab’s Conductor™ control integration system is a touch-screen computer that automates complex tasks and program elements to support fast, accurate, and creative production of the best programs possible. Internal software tools offer the operator total confidence while on air. During preproduction, Conductor allows the operator to configure the switcher, create complex sequences, and assign functions such as M/E presets to soft buttons. While on-air, Conductor is an extension of the control panel — a touch screen interface with soft buttons that can execute sequences, recall M/E presets, and control third-party devices. In some applications, Conductor may be used to replace a dedicated still store.
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