As always, Broadcast Engineering is here to guide you through the maze of products and new technologies that will be displayed at NAB this year. The products are divided into categories for easy reference, and our unique table of contents lists page numbers so you can turn directly to the product category of your choice. The listings include contact information and booth numbers to make finding vendors easy — before, during and after the show. (Issue advertisers are listed in blue.)
With more than 60 pages of new products, this year's show coverage is larger than ever. So, read on and place your bets for the latest and most up-to-date technology you can get at NAB2004!
Television Systems SLS-1P
Self-powered loudspeaker system is 1RU high; can be placed freestanding or in rack; rear panel has two balanced audio inputs; front panel has headphone jack.
STEREO MONITORING SYSTEM
Genelec Triple Play
Consists of two Genelec 1029A two-way, bi-amplified active monitors and a Genelec 7050A LSE active subwoofer; has in-room flat frequency response; each component features an integrated active balanced crossover, driver protection circuit and dedicated amplifier; can produce peak acoustic levels of more than 110dB SPL @1 meter.
Solid State Logic C200
Provides dedicated ‘knob per function’ control surface; suitable where hands-on access to a large number of controls is needed; offers in-line versatility and the provision of both snapshot and dynamic automation; special mobile configuration also available for compact studio or mobile installations.
212-315-1111; +44 1865 842 300; solidstatelogic.com
Solid State Logic Xlogic SuperAnalogue
Provides four of XL 9000 K series microphone pre-amps in a 1U rack-mounting unit with optional remote control; suited to working in speech applications where high signal gains and remote gain control are important.
212-315-1111; +44 1865-842300; solidstatelogic.com
Anchor Audio UHF-6400
64 user-selectable UHF channels; delivers diversity reception with two independent RF sections for interference-resistant UHF band operation; features factory-set, squelch control; an LED digital display enables easy reading in real world situations; has a DC out jack that can charge the microphone if rechargeable batteries are installed.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic C100
Designed for on-air and live-to-tape production applications; both the console operation and underlying technology have been designed for freelance-friendly, reliable operation.
212-315-1111; +44 1865 842 300; solidstatelogic.com
Solid State Logic Xlogic multichannel compressor
Unit features separate five-channel and LFE channel compression controls allowing separate treatment of LFE signals; circular “Max” display shows which channel is contributing the most to the side chain; separate trim controls for L, C, R and S channels provide different thresholds for each input.
212-315-1111; +44 1865 842 300; solidstatelogic.com
AUDIO TRANSPORT PLATFORM
Riedel Artist Matrix
Has multiple audio sources, analog and digital; can be monitored on a standard Riedel control keypanel; individual select and level control creates broadcast mixes.
818-563-4100, +49 3067 826 10; riedel.net
Battery-operated (single 9V) mixer can be attached directly to a camera with provided Velcro or belt-worn using three-position belt clip; includes special circuitry for an improved signal-to-noise ratio, a three-step LED array for signal monitoring, and a 12V DC input for externally powering the mixer.
Features 63 user-selectable UHF frequencies in the 794- to 806MHz band, as well as twin LED indicators that show antenna reception and signal strength and LED indicators for audio signal strength; channel selection and power on/off are front-panel mounted while the rear panel has the XLR balanced and 1/4" unbalanced output connectors.
IDX System Technology Universal Production Bag
Uses lightweight, high-grade materials; features include see-through mesh pockets for finding small accessories, four removable and user-configurable inside padded pouches, outside pockets and flat pockets, and carpeted removable interior base for easy cleaning.
DIGITAL WIRELESS MIC SYSTEM
Lectrosonics 700 series
Offers a combination of CD-quality audio with response to 20kHz, a digital RF link operating on standard UHF frequencies, and advanced encryption for applications requiring a high level of security; ideal for demanding studio and stage environments.
DIGITAL AUDIO NETWORK ROUTER
Wheatstone Bridge Router
Design consists of seven inches rack-mount digital routing cages, each capable of handling 512 simultaneous audio channels on its backplane; features bidirectional fiber-optic or CAT-5 interlocation connectivity, all-digital domain AES switching, analog or digital inputs, both analog and AES digital outputs, and serial control and display with Wheatstone consoles.
AUDIO OPTION FOR VTM SERIES
Videotek VTM Option 9
Provides integrated audio monitoring and analysis on a high-resolution XGA output for use with a standard PC monitor; features four analog stereo inputs, four AES/EBU inputs and 16 channels of embedded audio as well as Dolby E and AC3 inputs for both HD and SD video.
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Features 5.1 digital surround, a host of mix-minus clean feed outputs, individual channel bus-minus outputs, six-band digital equalization, digital dynamic processing and integrated routing; is 25 inches front to back, making it ideal for remote truck installations.
SCALABLE TDM DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTER
Supports analog as well as digital audio signals; is linearly expandable to offer 2048×2048 channels; MADI-format multichannel digital I/O also is featured; analog inputs and outputs are converted to and from digital using high-performance 24-bit converters; ideal for broadcasters and post facilities that need to manage large numbers of mixed-format audio signals.
DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE
SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP AURUS
Features an analog-style surface with full instant control to the mixing functions achieved by implementing space-saving dual encoders in the channel strips; features up to 96 assignable channel strips and approximately 300 audio channels, various console automation functions and connectivity for two master consoles with individual project handling.
+49 9545 440 0; stagetec.com
FIBER OPTIC LINK
Communications Specialties Pure Digital Fiberlink 7220 series
Transmits high-resolution RGB (up to WXGA) and stereo audio over one single-mode or multimode fiber optic strand; supports HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p and 1080p (RGBHV format); requires no adjustments, equalization or de-skewing.
AUDIO DELAY FOR LIP SYNC CORRECTION
Pixel Instruments AD-3000
Built-in pitch corrector allows rapid delay change without introducing unwanted artifacts; inputs and outputs are stereo analog, AES/EBU digital (balanced) and SMPTE digital (unbalanced); accepts any input sample rate from 25kHz to 48kHz, and the output sample rate can be derived from an internal crystal oscillator, or can be frequency locked to the digital input.
ENCO Systems DADtv
Supports four stereo inputs and four stereo outputs; inputs are capable of handling two streams of digital or analog audio, supports a wide range of interface options including PBUS, serial, GPI and IP access, as well as a wide selection of user interfaces from tactile button boxes to touchscreen to job/shuttle controllers.
Booths: N2426, SU6764
DIGITAL ROUTING SYSTEM
SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP NEXUS
Designed for routing-center and broadcasting-complex networking, remote trucks and sound reinforcement; provides for audio-format conversion, A/D and D/A converter systems, audio processing, data transmission, routing interface, multichannel metering and power-amplifier control; spanning distances of up to 70km can be achieved without any deterioration in audio quality or clock deviations.
+49 9545 440 0; stagetec.com
Comes with up to 32 channels; combines DK-Audio's proprietary JellyFish surround display with a rotary control knob on the front panel, enabling it to act as the master volume control for speakers in both surround and stereo configurations; an internal switching matrix and new software allows users to change presets to their own specifications; 10 presets are directly available from the front plate.
+45 4485 025 5; dk-audio.com
Logitek Electronic Systems Audio Engine
Includes standard X-Y channel selection, intercom operation, mixing and metering capability, IP control, and physical and virtual controllers; features EQ and dynamics processing of individual channels; 64-channel bidirectional audio feeds of distances up to 10 miles; can perform a number of processing functions.
Combines wide frequency response with low noise and phantom power; features a switchable low-frequency roll-off filter to reduce proximity effects and low-frequency room noises, a power on/off switch and an industry-standard low-impedance XLR connector; can be powered by either externally supplied phantom power (12-48V) or an internally mounted single “AA” alkaline battery.
POWERED SPEAKER SYSTEM
Azden APS 25
Features two audio inputs for modular, user-installable, wireless mic receivers - VHF (30 channels available), UHF (63-channel switchable) or infrared (two channels available); two other inputs for a wired microphone and a wired line output device such as a CD player/
Euphonix System 5-B
Flexible, modular surface and I/O design; multiple-CPU-based system runs low-level VX Works OS for reliability; features eight knobs and 100mm touch sensitive moving fader per channel; TFT displays are located at the top of each channel for metering, EQ dynamics, and pan graphs and routing; features SnapShot Recall of all console settings; has 48 layouts for different surface configurations.
AES DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL MANAGEMENT SERIES
Sigma Electronics OctaStream family
Includes the DA5320 mixer and subframe router, the DA5315 variable delay compensator and DATC comparator for setting variable delay, the DA5325 sample rate converter for selectable conversion of sample rates, and the SG5605 AES and DATC reference generator for tracking audio channels.
Includes a rotating gooseneck, electric condenser or dynamic microphones and PTT-buttons integrated in a connecting lead.
Combine flat frequency response (10-39,500Hz/-10dB) with natural dynamics; include an upgraded cable; offers reduced distortion in the high frequencies; features hand-selected, matched transducers with tight tolerances (+/1 dB); computer-optimized magnet systems for minimizing harmonic and intermodulation distortion; neodymium ferrous magnet systems for high efficiency.
Studer Vista 6
Features a simplified center section; includes additional monitoring and talkback functions; a comprehensive clean feed (n-1) system is standard; has a reverse bus interrogation to enable the operator to instantly view the n-1 setup; may be supplied with a ‘blank bay,’ which may be used for fitting third-party intercom systems, remote controls or a workstation TFT screen and controls.
Studer V3.3 software
Offers improved snapshot facilities in static mode, an “undo” function for snapshot recall, snapshot crossfades over any interval up to100 seconds and protection against accidentally changing patched connections; Vista 6 and Vista 7 benefit from multiple-operator facility option; and a clipboard library allowing individual settings or whole channels to be stored.
Subminiature cardioid condenser microphone offers switchable low-frequency roll-off to reduce sensitivity to vocal popping, low-frequency ambient noise, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.
Short, lightweight shotgun microphone operates on an internal AA battery or phantom power (9-48V, 2 mA); low-frequency roll-off switch reduces unwanted sounds.
AUDIO CONSOLE NETWORK
Audio console networking and microphone pre-amping system; enables Calrec digital consoles to share I/O resources.
+44 142 284 2159; calrec.com
Calrec Alpha 100
All-digital audio console for live production and on-air use; the Alpha 100-OB is purpose designed for mobile broadcast facilities.
+44 1422 842 159; calrec.com
Calrec Zeta 100
Digital mixer available in three standard frame sizes: 24, 32 and 48 faders; has DSP allocation for up to 56 channels; accommodates DSP, digital and analog I/O.
+44 142 284 2159; calrec.com
LOUDNESS METER UPGRADE
Upgrade includes enhanced loudness measurement, logging features and error reporting; event log monitors several input statuses, alarms and error conditions.
415-558-0200; +44 1793 842 100; dolby.com
Accepts four AES/EBU digital stereo audio inputs and routes them to any of four AES outputs; does channel swapping, over mixes, mix downs and on-air breakaways.
Logitek Electronic Systems Audio Engine
Upgrade to Version 3 firmware; implements direct routing capabilities of new audio cards; provides more stand-alone router functions; expands mix-minus buses to 24; now provides eight stereo mix buses.
DPA Microphones 4071-BM
Body-worn microphone has a maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 144dB before clipping; can be used with the DAD6024 adapter and DAK4071-F accessory kit for miniature microphones; omnidirectional microphone inherently cuts down wind and pop noise, keeping the proximity effect low; features a fixed soft boost grid, giving the microphone a 5dB boost between 4kHz to 6kHz.
+45 4814 2828; dpamicrophones.com
Ward-Beck Systems ALFA
Card-based system designed to maintain a target level at the ingest or playout point of the program chain; based on the DA305 digital audio processing amplifier of the Serialboxx family; offers up to eight AES channels of control in a 1RU frame and 20 channels of control in a 2RU frame; control can be preset for automatic level adjustment to predetermined levels or dynamic adjustment via a physical control panel.
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Harris NeuStar DTV
Transports audio over the existing stereo backbone and automatically converts it to surround sound at the receiver; MultiMerge component converts all incoming audio to 5.1 surround sound regardless of its original format; the NeuStar-5225 component enables 5.1 surround sound to be produced and transported over the existing stereo background; the Powerlift component maintains consistent volume; system uses proprietary Neural technology to reduce artifacts in compressed data formats, allowing bandwidth savings of up to 30 percent.
513-459-3400; +44 1189 648 000; broadcast.harris.com
TELEVISION AUDIO PROCESSOR
Modulation Sciences MSI-3300
Multifunction unit combines analog-to-AES3 and AES3 (with automatic speed detection)-to-analog conversion with high-quality gain riding and a transmission audio processor; conditions audio for transmission in a variety of media, including cable modulators, satellite uplinks and fiber modulators.
24-bit 96kHz-capable 1RU interface; produces an AES/EBU and S/PDIF level digital audio output from 10 selectable AES/EBU or S/PDIF digital input signals; the unit will route the selected audio signal, as well as routing remote signal inputs through the remote connector to the selected input source, for starting external audio equipment such as a CD player; features a front-panel headphone socket with volume control for monitoring.
207-773-2424; +44 1933 650 700; sonifex.co.uk
BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM
Encoda Systems Operational Broadcast Monitoring
Designed to rapidly identify and correct possible failures and errors on transport streams on an entire network and specific channels through all stages of transmission; ideal for a multichannel environment.
PROGRAM DISPLAY ON TIMING WORKSTATION
Florical MediaTimer Desktop
Upgrade to MediaTimer allows programs stored on high-resolution server to be viewed on a remote timing workstation; obviates dedicated video monitor.
Pharos Studio Playtime
Enables broadcasters to emulate on-air the look and feel of Internet Web pages; ideal for the live studio gallery or playout center that needs to deliver a complex presentation while taking in live feeds to air; reduces operational workflow and production costs for live events; edit timeline forms the basis of a unique toolset for the creation and delivery of “broadcast publishing channels.”
+44 1189 502 323; pharos-comms.com
Pharos Pilot MCR
Enables full desktop management of broadcast systems; integrates with the established Pilot RT networked-based matrix control system; allows users to configure new device control displays; two new panels for Pharos Pilot will be introduced: Intercom Conference Call Manager interfaces to most intercom systems, including Clearcom, Trilogy and Drake; and Router Labels allow operators to label signal routing configurations from the touchscreen and display these throughout the system.
+44 1189 502 323; pharos-comms.com
LIVE NEWS PLAYBACK SYSTEM
Works in conjunction with most news automation systems including: Avid's iNews, AvStar, NewStar, MOS interface with AP's ENPS, and other industry news systems; translates the rundown and executes the playback while controlling video servers, switchers, tape machines and many other devices; maps the news system rundown to different server channels to allow back-to-back video transition overlapping.
Enables broadcasters to emulate on-air the look and feel of Internet Web pages; edit timeline forms the basis of a unique toolset for the creation and delivery of broadcast media publishing channels; allows a scheduler to create television channels that would otherwise require extensive post-production.
+44 118-950-2323; pharos-comms.com
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Integrates format conversion, storage, workflow management, and search and retrieval of artwork (video, graphics, script or audio) into a single device; supports multiple devices and formats; the content management module stores artwork in its native format; enables producers and journalists to associate multiple pieces of artwork that exist across multiple devices with a single story.
Provides search functions including multi-language search; enables real-time search in large-volume search environment; multi-volume support function removes the limit on storage capacity; features index compression technology to require fewer hard disks; capable of 2GB/hour search, and indexing 20 million Web pages a day.
+82 2 3489 1000; konantech.co.kr
IP-BASED CONTENT DELIVERY AND SCHEDULING SYSTEM
Panasonic BB-S700PD media player and BB-SMG700 media server
Team with Panasonic “6” series plasma displays; features network management, media distribution, individual or group of plasmas schedule creation and with locally or remotely controlled playback, data encryption, and terminal management.
PROGRAM INSERTION MONITOR
Sencore DPI montior
Provides an analysis of each ad message sent and received; provides SCTE 35 message syntax analysis, in detail, for each DPI message sent; monitors up to eight ASI transport streams simultaneously, and logs SCTE 3 activities for 25 programs per transport stream; displays, in real-time, the bit rates of the different components (PIDs) present in the MPEG-2 transport stream.
Booths: SU11011, C10343
CONTENT MANAGEMENT APPLICATION
Fully integrated content management application that provides a unified view of server content whether on the local or a remote server system; equipped with powerful search and sort tools; allows users to execute smart asset mining of content and metadata and provides heightened security and content management across multiple NEXIO server domains.
VIDEO CONTENT MANAGER
JUST EDIT VSN NETSARER
Video clips are organized in categories without file paths; features a searcher that will find keywords in video titles and descriptions; allows users to preview videos in low-resolution MPEG-4 video.
+34 9373 499 70; vsn-tv.com
PLAYOUT AND VIDEO SERVER
JUST EDIT VSN MATIC
Automates a master control room 24 hours a day; can record and playback videos from hard disk in MPEG-2 or DV25, controlling video mixers and VTRs; integrates with other VSN modules; is compatible with several NLE native media files.
+34 9373 499 70; vsn-tv.com
DESKTOP NEWS APPLICATION
Content arrives automatically on Pathfire servers and minimizes the need to schedule and monitor satellite feeds; enables simultaneous access for multiple users; drag-and-drop functionality allows users to select, preview and dub content; seamless integration with leading downstream gear; search local and network archives for packages, scripts and metadata.
DESKTOP MEDIA DISTRIBUTION
Pathfire Digital Media Gateway
Encodes video and attaches scripts; delivers a package to single or multiple stations; content managed as digital (MPEG) files; content arrives automatically on Pathfire servers; enables users to search and preview content, manipulate files, and create media lists; minimizes the need to schedule and monitor satellite feeds; reduces the need for tape and streamlining workflow.
BROADCAST PROCESS CONTROL ARCHITECTURE
Pharos control platform
Comes with four device drivers; supported by no less than 20 interface drivers; Linux based; can be updated remotely using telnet or locally with a USB-interfaced keyboard; 1U front-panel display shows local configuration and control, status information, and the status of all currently loaded drivers and system alarms.
+44 1189 502 323; pharos-comms.com
REMOTE NEWSROOM SYSTEM
Associated Press SNAPfeed
Allows field journalists to transmit video from remote locations to the newsroom using a laptop PC; supports a wide variety of connections, including dial-up, broadband and satellite; simultaneous feeds can be sent to the station from multiple remote users.
202-736-1100; +44 2074 827 812; enps.com
Sundance Digital Pathfire Content Manager
Interfaces with Pathfire's Automation Connect gateway to manage the transfer of new media from Pathfire's cache server to the facility's transmission server; also updates the Sundance media database with the metadata available from Pathfire, including frame-accurate segment timings.
NEWSROOM AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Sundance Digital NewsLink V2.0
Adds device drivers for cameras, audio consoles and video switchers to its existing lineup of server, editor and graphic system controls to facilitate automating the live newscast; manual rundown manager is now available for facilities without a MOS-compliant newsroom computer system, or to serve as a “life boat” in the event of an NRCS crash.
DNF Controls Flex Control Network
Uses modular, Ethernet-based, distributed control technology to deliver flexible real-time machine control; simplifies control between multiple control.points.
Encoda Systems D-series Version 4
Based on open source, standards-based Linux version 2.6, an integrated open source SQL-compliant database and non-proprietary hardware technology; offers support for an off-the-shelf server hardware platform and the ability to handle real-time environments to the level required in a frame-accurate broadcasting environment.
JUST EDIT VSN NETPLAYER
Uses the same playback engine as VSN Matic; operates with two channels on the same playout; can acquire a second redundant playout to configure it with the main playout and on-air video server using clustering technology.
+34 9373 499 70; vsn-tv.com
INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM
Snell & Wilcox RollCall
Enhancements include RollSNMP, which enables RollCall to monitor SNMP status information from the products of other vendors; RollMap which offers a global view of the operation infrastructure; and RollPod, topology control architecture that enables virtual products to be created easily from disparate elements of a broadcast infrastructure.
Digital Transaction Group AIRO
Designed for master control automation and broadcast transmission control of single- and multichannel broadcasting operations in assisted, unassisted or unattended operations.
Has a real-time, multi-tasking pre-emptive operating system (the WinMOS) that mimics WIN32 API calls; features include onboard input and control facilities, with a 20-line by 24-character back-lit LCD display and a 15-key sealed-membrane keypad; can execute downloaded event schedules.
NETWORKED-MANAGED VIDEO SYSTEM CONTROLLER
New features include integrated digital messaging, drag-and-drop scheduling, and a Web control interface; provides automated program playback, unattended recording and video/audio signal routing; capable of controlling VCRs, DDRs, DVD players, broadcast servers, robotic videocassette changers and video/audio routing switchers.
PRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Ross Video OverDrive v 1.0
Enables touch-screen control over devices used in productions such as news, sports or live events; OverDrive integrates with the Synergy SD and MDX series of production switchers, leveraging powerful control interfaces over video servers, VTRs, DDRs, audio mixers, robotic cameras, routers and still stores.
PC-based control system providing functionality to design user interfaces; fully compatible with all existing Pro-Bel router control systems; operates from a single configuration database.
631-549-5159, + 44 1189 866 123; pro-bel.com
MASTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Provides solutions from a simple mixer to a multichannel master control system with multi-level audio support for surround sound.
631-549-5159, + 44 1189 866 123; pro-bel.com
Manages systems from single channels up to the most complex multichannel environments; features the MediaBall concept, which provides a way to handle secondary events such as interactive TV.
631-549-5159, + 44 1189 866 123; pro-bel.com
DIGITAL TAPELESS NEWSROOM
Video Technics VT NewsFlow
Incorporates automated ingest/playout servers, NLE studio editors, low-res media browsers and editors, and centralized media storage for instant accessibility of media anywhere on a network; users can work simultaneously from a common pool of digital media; browse, log or edit material in real-time even as it is being captured.
GRAPHICS AUTOMATION SOFTWARE
vizrt viz content pilot
Automates the creation and playout of real-time 2-D and 3-D graphics; centralizes, manages, controls, inputs and delivers content; Active X module for newsroom systems.
PLAYOUT AND CONTROL AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Offers the functionality of the ADC-100 in a cost-effective package for small-market stations; enables users to schedule and control programming on a wide range of playout devices; can be expanded to a full-scale playout and control system with additional modules.
MONITORING AND CONTROL SOFTWARE
BBC Technology Colledia Control 4.5
Allows a single operator to remotely manage broadcast equipment; provides manufacturer-agnostic support while retaining consistent user interface.
+44 2077 654 748; bbctechnology.com
Florical Auto JIP
New feature on AirBoss facilitates joining a program in progress; makes all necessary timing calculations to properly cue video servers and updates as-run log.
WORKFLOW AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Harris Media Ingest
Part of Harris' Resource Suite automation system; provides advanced features such as batch capture (tape to disk), scene recognition and proxy creation.
513-459-3400; +44 118 964 8000; broadcast.harris.com
NEWS PRODUCTION SYSTEM
DaletPlus News Suite
Provides real-time access to and editing of video, audio, wires, stills, feeds and CGs over a standard IT network; supports MPEG-2, DV and DVCPRO; controls CGs, teleprompters, video servers and other newsroom devices; users can edit, write scripts and manage rundowns from their desktop; built-in newsroom workflow provides controlled access and task assignment functionality.
212-825-3322; +33 1 40 38 01 39; dalet.com
GRAPHICS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Pinnacle Systems DekoCast Traffic Integration
Allows broadcasters to schedule highly complex graphics playout with a single automation event; introduces a controllable mechanism for quality assurance of scheduled on-air graphics without master control intervention; on-air promotion can be scheduled as needed during programming; can be run within customers' existing automation systems; template based.
INTEGRATED REPLAY SYSTEM
BUF Technology Sport
Complete stand-alone instant replay system with built-in hard disk video recorder for sports instant replay, live events and an inexpensive server alternative; hours of record time at 4:2 compression, adjustable to 20:1; broadcast-quality RS-170A composite and Y/C video I/O; replays are up and ready to play instantly; highlights can be easily created and ready at any time.
OmniBus Systems G3 Technology Foundation
Employs standard IT protocols; based on a “componentware” architecture; shifts the emphasis in the creation of new broadcast automation systems from applications to specific tasks; allows broadcasters to control and configure both OmniBus automation and selected broadcast equipment; G3 tools enhance a broadcaster's original investment in OmniBus technology.
NEWSROOM AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Inscriber Inca AutoCG
Allows for the broadcast of multi-layer graphics, clocks, logos and real-time, clip-to-clip transitions on a single channel; changes within the news service provider are automatically reflected in its interface, with new content being created instantly; in “unattended” mode, it will automatically broadcast new content.
USER INTERFACE MODULE
Used to quality control programs that were automatically recorded from satellite feeds; marks the segments of the program to create accurate timing information for use by RapidPlayX in program playback; pulls program data from the Assetbase, allowing the user to time shows; controls almost all video servers, as well as Crispin's new Low Rez video server.
Panasonic DVCPRO P2 series
Features full compatibility with DVCPRO; includes high-speed file transfer, laptop field editing without requirement for proxy videos and compatibility with off-the-shelf data storage drives for archiving; offers resistance to environmental stress; features P2 solid-state memory card.
Kino Flo Kamio 6
Offers a soft-light alternative for cinematographers working with studio cameras or compact Steadi-Cam rigs; its design combines a two-stage matte box with Kino Flo True Match ring light system; is flicker-free and can run off the camera battery or AC power.
Provides guide markers for all common television and film formats; safe-action and safe-caption areas are clearly shown by the use of cursor lines, user-selectable shading or black areas; SDI graticule markers are also provided for those not transmitting in HD.
+44 1923 256 000; eyeheight.com
MULTIFORMAT SEQUENTIAL CHARGER
IDX System Technology JL-2Plus
New high-impact molded case reduces its weight to 2lbs; performace has been improved by 15 percent, resulting in faster charge times; offers a built-in 60W power supply.
DIGITAL WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Link Research LinkXPR
Features reverse video using COFDM; reverse video allows a cameraman to see the live picture from a second camera or to see the position of results and scores overlay graphics in sports broadcasts.
+44 1923 200 900; linkres.co.uk
HD/SDI DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA MUX
Telecast Fiber Systems CopperHead Cine
Includes all of the features of the HD/SDI CopperHead, with four additional return audio channels, for HD and 24p production; optimized for use in digital cinematography applications; new version is nearly half as wide as the original, improving camera balance without sacrificing functionality.
Weighs 1.7lbs; can be safely added to any inventory of existing Anton/Bauer batteries; can be charged on any Interactive 2000 or TITAN series charger; automatically compensates for load and environmental conditions; time and state of charge indications are integrated into a single, full-time display.
HD/SD CAMERA VIEWFINDER ARM
Fully adjustable for any broadcast video camera with a 24mm front handle bracket mount viewfinder system; can be used with or without an ARRI or Panavision leveler arm for studio or field configurations; works with Sony HD and SD cameras; weighs just 0.4kg.
ROBOTIC ELEVATING PEDESTAL
Designed to be mounted on a ceiling or wall or used on a Telemetrics camera trolley system to enable remote vertical camera positioning; provides 26.6 inches of vertical height adjustment at the rate of two inches per second, with a payload capacity of 50lbs.
2.4GHZ VIDEO/AUDIO TRANSMITTER
VFGadgets AValonRF TX630
Offers a single broadcast-quality video channel with no delay and two broadcast-quality audio channels; optional features include two-way wireless data link to a DX series receiver, talkback audio channel, alarm/motion sensor interface and telemetry inputs; NTSC and PAL versions available.
HD ENG/EFP ZOOM LENS
Designed to complement 2/3-inch high-definition video cameras; works well for handheld HD production; has improved optical characteristics, such as reduced chromatic aberrations, minimized flare and minimized focus breathing; equipped with exclusive GO- Technology that enables the optimization of all optical components in the composition of the lens.
First in Canon's new e-IFxs broadcast lens series; incorporates lead-free glass; equipped with an informational display and control paddle, e-IFxs series users can customize the enhanced digital functions and take advantage of new features such as Focus Preset, Zoom Track, AUX1 and AUX2 switches for quick access to user-assignable functions, and precise user-settable zoom and focus curves.
NSI Cam Pac
Improved version of the full-featured broadcast-quality remote control camera system; provides all the functionality of a high-end broadcast camera and control unit when used in conjunction with NSI's MC5 remote control system.
LI-ION TIME BATTERY
Available in PAGlok or Anton-Bauer compatible formats, user is able to choose between extended battery cycle life or extended capacity; incorporates PAG's accurate power and time display that automatically evaluate environmental conditions and updates its reading after changes in load; contains nine safety mechanisms and is compliant with current air transportation regulations.
DUAL BATTERY MOUNT
PAG Power Plate
Available with either an Anton-Bauer, PAGlok or V-Mount connector; fits two PAGlok batteries, providing combined capacity and a higher current-draw capability; Power Plate and two L95 batteries combined are similar in weight to a Ni-Cd SuperPack battery, but will provide 190 watt-hours, almost three times the power; the Power Plate incorporates the PAG Power Circle, a built-in charge-status indicator for the combined power of both batteries.
Daylight viewable, with a 16:9/4:3 switchable active matrix; use as a remote viewing monitor on the base platform of either the Glidecam V-16, V-20 or Gold series professional camera stabilizers; weighs 1.8 pounds; powered by an external 12 volts DC 600mA battery or power supply; use directly on top of camera as an oversized viewfinder or attach it anywhere.
Panasonic AW-E650 1/2-inch 3-CCD and AW-E350 1/3-inch 3-CCD
Indoor and outdoor pan/tilt heads are controlled by dedicated controllers and RS-232C or RS-422A interfaces; control panels run up to five pan/tilt heads and lenses, and advanced controllers handle up to five systems; accessories include the AW-PH400 pan/tilt head, the AW-RP400 pan/tilt controller, the AW-EX500 signal converter box and the AW-EX100 additional card box.
Combines 2/3-inch 3-CCD camera with 24fps/30fps progressive and 60 fields interlace DVCPRO and DVCPRO50 format P2 card recording; images are stored on a P2 card using MXF file format; features three 2/3-inch 520,000-pixel, IT CCDs; equipped with an advanced 12-axis matrix color correction system; provides up to 80 minutes record capacity at DVCPRO resolution with 4G P2 cards and 40 minutes record capacity on five 4G P2 cards.
Dual-mode DVCPRO50 has IEEE 1394 I/O to assure the lossless transfer of 50 Mb/s digital video for NLE; features three 2/3" 520,000-pixel IT CCDs; is equipped with 12-bit A/D DSP circuits; is outfitted with a Super Gain function with a maximum gain of 48dB and a time-accumulate Digital Super Gain; offers as standard a pre-recording function that permits it to capture spontaneous scenes.
Offers high-sensitivity 520,000-pixel 2/3-inch 3-CCDs and an IEEE-1394 interface; switchable between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios; has a maximum record time of 66 minutes and incorporates two channels of 48kHz/16-bit digital audio; features four built-in user scene files and three user-customizable function buttons.
Ikegami HDK-79EX HD camera
Compact, portable HD camera weighs just under 12lbs; integral fiber adapter makes camera compatible with any Ikegami fiber base station.
Ikegami DNS-201W Editcam II
Hard-disk-based camera brings features such as retroloop, time-lapse recording and random-access editing to field production.
Mark Roberts Motion Control Ulti-Head
Pan/tilt remote head for motion control; carbon-fiber adjusting tubes allow quick assembly and fast camera change; can be mounted on crane, tripod, or Panther dolly.
+44 1342 334 700; mrmoco.com
Artemis SDI Pro's connection cable is able to handle high-data transfer; offers dual-dynamic balance, including a third battery that can be independently adjusted; focus remote receivers can be mounted on both sides to improve the camera's center-of-gravity balance; Artemis Cine/HD system (shown above) features three video lines so operators can use HD RGB video cameras without downconverters.
Thales Angenieux 70X HD
New series of box-type lenses, including 70X HD remote broadcast/sports lens, feature a unique advanced display system.
Vinten/Radamec Quattro S
Small-base studio pedestal is designed for multi-camera studio applications; offers a four-stage telescopic column to enable eye line shots on or off a raised platform; triangular column design provides torsional stiffness to minimize unwanted rotational movement; small steering ring including tactile direction indicators and low-friction wheels allow omnidirectional tracking.
Vinten-Radamec Vector 450 and 900
Added features include a retractable carry handle and an LCD multifunction display offering a counterbalance readout, a permanent 24-hour clock, and a stopwatch for easy setup and repositioning; features extended tilt capacity of ± 90∞ for capturing action directly below the cameraman; new counterbalance mechanism allows much lighter movement.
HDTV CMOS IMAGE SENSOR
Rockwell Scientific ProCamHD 3560
Next generation of HDTV CMOS image sensors to replace CCD imagers; selectable data output rate — 12-bit data at 150MHz, or 24-bit data at 75MHz; offers increased frame rates — up to 60fps progressive or 120fps interlaced at full 2.1 megapixel resolution; utilizes color sub-sampling to achieve lower-resolution images (and higher frame rates) at the same optical size.
CGs, prompters, captioning
FLAT-PANEL LCD TELEPROMPTER
18-inch teleprompter designed for studio and large venue productions utilizing full-sized studio and ENG cameras; incorporates a special “rod-mount” system for studio cameras and pedestals that easily installs on-site; features a high-bright, high contrast display with patented anti-reflective, anti-glare AR glass.
Chyron C-Mix HD
Features simultaneous SD and HD outputs; includes four SD video and key inputs as well as a background layer, an SD mixer and an HD upconverter; the four video and key sources can come from a Chyron product or any other device with SD outputs, when used with Lyric software, the mix information becomes part of the CG message timeline.
Offers real-time rendering of broadcast-quality 3-D graphics in 1080i, 720p and 480i resolutions; runs under 3-D graphic software applications from vizrt and Kaydara; provides real-time rendering of up to 40,000 polygons per field and 533M pixels per second fill rate; incorporates two SDI inputs, plus dual Program/Preview SDI outputs for Video and Key.
CLOSED CAPTIONING SYSTEM
ENCO Systems enCaption
Neural network-based speech-recognition engine; is speaker-independent; provides closed caption services on any live programming.
Booths: N2426, SU6764
Compix Media News Scroll
Can be used with Compix Media CG; simultaneously displays three different types of information: real-time clock, logo and news-item scroll.
CHANNEL BRANDING PROCESSOR
Miranda Imagestore HDTV
Has an integrated automated character generator plus easy-to-use gallery graphics preparation and data interfacing software; expandable HD processor that provides capabilities ranging from logo insertion to fully featured master control switching and channel branding graphics.
vizrt viz trio
Generates real-time 3-D animations and transitions; has multi-layer graphics control; acts as stand-alone or integrated CG system; supports MOS.
212-560-0708 ;www.vizrt.comBooth: SL3436
Broadcast Software Solutions CGXPress+
Features Xpress animation; performs quick crawls, continuous crawls, time and temperature, logos and EAS; provides the ability to network and animate logos, all in a 1RU chassis.
Imports, formats and time stamps caption text, as well as encoding the text as closed captions onto all video formats; does not require a hardware encoder; offers intuitive, icon-driven software for easy use; offers improvements to caption positioning and synchronization with dialogue, and drag-and-drop DV and MPEG closed-caption encoding.
GRAPHICS CONTROL INTERFACE
Inscriber Inca RTX
Interfaces directly with video hardware to enable broadcasters to create live custom applications that incorporate split screens, multiple zones, continuous crawls and live data; allows for the display of text, graphics, video and animations on overlapping layers; also features real-time element transitions, real-time organic dissolves, rendered 3-D mesh effects and software codec video support.
Pinnacle Systems Deko Version 3.0
New features for clip playback on Deko platforms include clip transitions, clip layers and motions, and clip resizing; clip transitions provide intelligent playback tools; incorporates new Deko HT function for high-resolution textures; new audio tools allow sound effects to be attached to an object; flexible audio control enables the effect to be word- or character-based if the object is a layer with text.
Inscriber Inca Studio
Provides multiple layers of independently controlled graphics, clocks, logos, real-time element transitions, real-time organic dissolves, and page-formatted rolls and crawls; multichannel effects are achieved on a single channel, freeing switcher rails once occupied by numerous CGs, DDRs, logo generators and other equipment.
WIRELESS SCROLL CONTROL
BDL-Autoscript scroll control
Discreet hand-held device includes story select buttons and a GPI facility to control other devices, such as a weather map; new ActiveX controller enables a prompter to be managed and scrolled from any newsroom client; provides optional ability to scroll two prompters in synchronization at different locations using a network/Internet connection.
STILL-IMAGE ANIMATION SOFTWARE
Canopus Imaginate 2.0
New features include multiple image support, advanced soundtrack capabilities and a project wizard to streamline production; allows editors to pan, zoom, rotate and skew, and combine all of these movements to create cinematic effects that are not bound by two dimensions.
Curious Software Curious gFx Pro and Curious gFx Pro+
Eight-bit and 16-bit, respectively; offer a paint engine for moving images, a new roto-matte system and a range of features for wire and rig removal or content restoration; all of those features are fully integrated into a resolution-independent layered compositing and effects system.
+44 2074 280 288;www.curious-software.com
VDS GenArts Sapphire plug-ins
Synapse is VDS' plug-in product designed to support After Effects plug-ins on Quantel's generationQ range; Sapphire plug-ins offer a collection of more than 175 image processing and synthesis effects; are resolution-independent and include multi-processor support for faster rendering.
HD/SD GRAPHICS SYSTEM
Uses next-generation high-speed bus architecture with advanced 3-D rendering engine technology; coupled with Chyron's Lyric software, it is designed to provide both HD or SD content creation, playout and real-time animations in a cost-effective package.
REAL-TIME HD CLIP SERVER
Chyron Clyps HD
Offers uncompressed HD video and key, in and out; designed for a graphics environment; has up to 1.3TB of storage, enabling up to 180 minutes of lower third animations or 60 minutes of full-frame video; includes an intuitive GUI with browsing and database functionality.
ELECTION GRAPHICS SYSTEM
VertigoXmedia Election Graphics System
Allows operators to create broadcast-ready graphics directly from the desktop, drop those graphics into pre-defined templates, link them to live data sources and insert them into playlists - without having to write software code.
Suited to live productions, allowing the user to instantly draw freehand, place animated arrows and recall previously saved graphics and animation; upgrades include Hollo screen with touch-screen capability.
+44 2087 552 014 ;www.e-mediavision.com
Pixel Power Clarity family
Extended to include a multichannel CG combined with integrated still store and clip player; features up to four output channels; includes keyframeable animation, integrated multichannel video and audio clip player and four live DVE inputs; available in a single- or dual-channel HD configuration, or a single HD channel can be combined with dual SD channels.
MASTER CONTROL EFFECTS AND GRAPHICS
Utah Scientific SqueezeMAX
Versatile dual-channel video effects with built-in graphics display capabilities; for on-air squeezeback effects, logo insertion and other channel branding operations; available for stand-alone use or integrated with the company's MC-2020.
Visual Circuits Gemini
Combines MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 for SD or HD hardware decoding with a 32-bit graphics accelerator; multiple outputs allow SD and HD video to co-exist; independent and scalable video or graphics regions can be combined on-screen with adjustable transparency and blending effects; simultaneously process high-resolution, 32-bit graphics with video whether still or full-motion, SD or HD.
AccuWeather Galileo 2.1
Upgraded version features auto-updating capability that allows for the most up-to-the-second weather information during urgent situations; includes additional compelling graphics capability; has a new KeyFrame manager function that enables the user to view all elements in a show's timeline.
CELCO Fury and Firestorm software
Uprgraded software for Fury and Firestorm digital film recorders; includes new GUI, DI color-management tools and film-recorder operation and calibration tools.
Bauhaus Software Mirage 1.2
Paint, animation and effects software; provides a diverse toolset and a centralized workflow; serves any resolution from HDTV to Web; available for Windows and Mac.
da Vinci Systems Revival Plus
Upgrade to Revival; adds primary color controls, an imported session list with selected scenes, a preset “look” library, and an automated video-parameter toolset.
NEWS/GRAPHICS PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Pinnacle Systems DekoVIA
Integrates template-based Deko automation into news workflow; enables journalists and editors to select and populate Deko graphics directly within their script; system automatically conforms the graphics for playout.
FILM SCANNER AND DATACINE
Thomson Grass Valley Spirit 4K
Supports 35mm, Academy 35mm, three-perf, four-perf, eight-perf (VistaVision), standard and Super 16mm; native 2K scanning in real time, true 4K scanning at up to 7.5fps.
HD COMPOSITING SYSTEM
Provides real-time HD matte compositing for HD and digital cinema 24p/psf image standards; fully linear matting system produces realistic composites even when the foreground contains smoke, shadows, soft edges, and other translucent and transparent qualities.
DIGITAL MATRIX SYSTEM
6RU frame holds up to 208 ports; can connect up to four frames into one 832-port system; features intelligent linking between systems, dual redundant processors, 24-bit resolution with audio frequency response of 30Hz to 22kHz (+/-3dB), individual crosspoint level adjustment in 0.5dB increments, and eight GPI inputs and relays.
Consists of a fiber-based network infrastructure with each 1RU frame; provides 32 intercom ports; supports up to 512 ports.
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
Full-duplex, digital wireless intercom comprises cell controller card, antenna splitter and active antennas; each antenna supports up to five beltpack users.
ENHANCED CONTROL KEYPANEL
Riedel announcer's console
Features include split-headphone or stereo cue feed and microphone switching, talkback outputs, and multiple IFBs.
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
Kroma Telecom Wircom TW7000
Intercom system uses digital enhanced cordless telephony (DECT) standard for high fidelity and security; up to 4×4 matrix of base station modules and beltpacks.
+34 9166 145 14;www.kromatelecom.com
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
Systems Wireless HME Pro 850
Features frequency-agile operation, frequency scanning for interference-free operation, and a PC interface for system setup and monitoring; beltpacks feature automatic power output selection and a PDA interface for remote programming; 850 base station features interfaces for two-wire, four-wire, AUX I/O and page outputs.
DUAL-HEAD SUPER-SUN GUN KIT
At a distance of 10 feet, the Frezzi Super Sun Gun 200 produces up to two times the output of a 400W par HMI fixture with a wide angle lens; kit includes two light heads, two Barn Door accessories, two lamps (200W MSR/HMI lamp), two AC ballasts with auto voltage selection (30V DC ballast also available), two soft boxes and transport case.
Power consumption of 10W; provides daylight equivalent of a 50W color-corrected quartz tungsten lamp; run-time of more than two hours with the Frezzi NPX-2 13.2V battery; kit includes a 10W Micro-Sun Gun HMI, one NPX-2 13.2W 2.4 Ah battery pack with belt loop, shoulder strap, one overnight charger, and camera mounting stud with shoe mount.
Kino Flo ParaBeam
24-inch by 24-inch ParaBeam can light a four-person news desk from approximately 15 feet away; sweeps back the darkness in the foreground without washing out the background on the set; with a simple rotation of the fixture, it can focus on just one of the four subjects.
Videssence Baby Base
84W instrument features light output from a lightweight compact housing; adjustable mounting yoke allows rotation for ease of focus and may be locked into place; comes with two 42W Triple Tube high color rendering fluorescent lamps; units may be ordered in dim and non-dim configurations; integral dimming control is provided for the 0-10 Analog Dimming option.
Microwave, fiber optic, telco
FIBER-OPTIC TRANSPORT PLATFORM
Network Electronics Flashlink
Provides signal processing and signal distribution; features N-Box, new housing that offers a modular and flexible solution for applications where space is limnited or only card is needed; four N-Boxes can be mounted on a 1RU shelf.
ANALOG VIDEO MULTIPLEXER
Telecast Fiber Systems DiamondBack II
Transmits multiple video, audio, data and intercom channels, including audio and data signals received from the company's Adder multiplexer line; incorporates up to eight video and 16 audio channels on a single fiber; each of the eight video channels supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM or composite video formats.
Digital COFDM microwave transmitters and receivers are configurable for analog, digital or switchable analog/digital service; can also be swapped between ENG, mobile, airborne or fixed applications; includes the TXU transmitter unit, TCU control unit and HPU high power unit, can save several system configurations, which is helpful for setting either analog or digital configurations, frequency, channel offset, and modulation schemes.
FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Communications Specialties Pure Digital Fiberlink 7130 series
Provides transmission of 15MHz wideband composite video using 10-bit video processing and four independent audio channels over a single fiber; designed to work with either single-mode or multimode fiber; audio channels may be used for either two channels of stereo or four independent channels.
FIBER OPTIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Provides a long-haul, transport solution for high-resolution RGB or VGA video sources via one fiber; provides the capability for the separation of a video signal source and the monitor; systems are available to transport RGB video as well as audio, keyboard and mouse control; provides a total analog bandwidth of up to 500 MHz.
PORTABLE MODULE FOR VIDEO CAMERAS
BMS Carry-Coder II
Performs wireless digital transmission of audio and video signals; offers 4:2:2/4:2:0 MPEG-2 encoding and a low-delay, COFDM digital demodulation and RF amplification in a compact package; can be used in a backpack configuration or plugged directly on to the back of most professional video cameras.
BMS Digital ENG
Pairs a BMS News-Coder with its new BPA-10CC, 10W power amplifier; system includes MPEG-2 encoding COFDM digital modulation and RF amplification; can be used from fixed, portable or mobile environments and enables non-line-of-sight transmission.
Nucomm Analog Coder 2
Modem enables digital transmission of two simultaneous video programs over existing analog ENG equipment; occupies 12MHz channel in the 2GHz band.
Nucomm Channel Master
Dual-band portable microwave transmitter/receiver; offers MPEG-2/COFDM and analog modulation in a lightweight case; switchable between 2- and 7GHz bands.
VIDEO DELIVERY NETWORK
Intelsat all-digital fiber-based video delivery network
Intelsat Video PoPs in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Denver and San Francisco, with fiber interconnects into additional North American destinations, will enable sports programmers to order delivery of the coverage of a sports event — be it in MPEG-2 SDTV or HDTV — from the sports venue, all the way to its headquarters in full digital transmission, without once having to be decoded.
Transmits four channels of uncompressed serial digital video across one laser; uses time division multiplexing (TDM) to eliminate the need for one laser per channel of video; each packet of four channels can be transmitted at the same bandwidth with its own place in the time continuum.
Multiplexer transmits up to four channels of uncompressed HDTV with a pipeline of up to 1.485Gb/s per channel over one fiber; utilizes Multiple Division Multiplexing to send multiple high-bandwidth uncompressed channels over the same fiber; available as a stand-alone or is Multiverse-compatible, enabling multichannel solutions over a single fiber.
Digital COFDM receiver and decoder supports low-delay mode; compatible with MRC's CodeRunner 2, STRATA transmitter or REPORTER; operates at 1.99- to 2.5GHz, 2.3- to 2.7GHz, or 6.4- to 7.1GHz; features high-resolution built-in LCD color monitor; decodes MPEG-2; can output ASI, SDI and NTSC composite signals simultaneously; measures signal strength of the COFDM transmission and allows operators to monitor its “cliff effect” to minimize sudden dropouts.
New media, streaming products
Real-time MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compliant encoder and simultaneous SMPTE time code acquisition card; generates simultaneous streams from dual SDI feeds, each combining video, audio and time code; a separate LTC input is provided as a secondary or master time code source.
+44 1223 477 000;www.ipv.com
VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Offers MPEG-4 support; uses the company's MPEG compression technology to deliver professional-level video over LAN-based networks; supports video-on-demand, live broadcast, streaming media applications and pre-programmed playback.
Network Electronics CP-MDP
Provide TCP/IP interconnectivity to allow control over the Internet; incorporates the Expandable Panel Concept and customized surface design; features 64 configurable tri-color buttons with easy exchangeable labels; features 320×240 QVGA display capable of black-and-white or color, 16 GPI ports/16 GPO ports.
Real-time, low-bit-rate encoder and SMPTE time code acquisition unit; features two or four digital input channels, real-time low-bit-rate MPEG-1 video compression, MPEG Layer II audio compression, frame-accurate time code insertion, and remote Web-based configuration and status monitoring.
+44 1223 477 000;www.ipv.com
EMBEDDED ACCESS-CONTROL SYSTEM
Irdeto Access Irdeto Inside
Allows both enforced collection of subscriber access fees or, in the case of free-to-air services, geographical restriction of content distribution in order to comply with content-licensing agreements; is easily upgradeable to full conditional access at a later date through the addition of a smart card.
Irdeto Access Irdeto Chip on Board
Enables niche content providers to distribute Common Interface Conditional Access Modules (CI-CAMs) with an embedded Irdeto Access smart card; the CI-CAMs will work in any compliant STB and are ideal for allowing an auto-expiring “free trial” viewing period as well as a normal subscription.
Vela CineView HD LE
PCI-based; supports all ATSC HD standards; enables frame-accurate playback of 4:2:0 in both SD and HD profiles and supporting data rates up to 80Mb/s; offers audio support for AAC, AC3, MPEG and Dolby digital; features commands such as pause, fast forward, slow motion and rewind, as well as VTR/machine control.
WIRELESS IP TRANSMISSION APPLICATION
Improves time-to-air by enabling journalists to transmit news stories directly from ENG laptops to a central news facility; transmits from leading news laptop systems via any IP network based on the Windows Explorer environment; personal media organization tools provided include automatic indexing to simplify search/retrieval and archiving to removable DVD or CD.
Axon Digital Design MPE04/MPD04
Use the MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 encoding and decoding schemes; have composite and SDI inputs and outputs for video, as well as analog and AES/EBU inputs and outputs for the audio.
+31 1351 166 66;www.axon.tv
HD PCI DECODER
Optibase VideoPlex HD
Enables playback of HD MPEG-2 video streams; supports all 18 ATSC formats; supports multiple HD video standards such as 1080i or 720p, various audio formats and standard frame rates including 24fps; available with a software development kit designed for easy integration into a multitude of digital video applications.
Kit consists of a software application paired with Ligos' PCI board for ingest and output of digital NTSC/PAL formats; when installed on a standard Windows PC, the system becomes a fully compliant ATSC/DVB encoder; features support for Dolby Digital two-channel audio, static PSIP and PSI/SI control tables and closed captioning; performs remote management of multiple encoders and is available in single or dual-stream configurations.
MPEG-4 VIDEO STREAMING
Florical MediaTrans Plus
Delivers video and audio signals over one or two existing telco, broadband, digital cable or satellite T1 lines; alternative to microwave transmission.
ANALOG/DIGITAL VIDEO CAPTURE CARD
Adds a standard IEEE-1394 card to create full DV control capability, allowing users to transfer DV material into an editing system in its native DV format, while maintaining original source quality; features OHCI compliancy for a broad range of popular applications; incorporates a PCI-X bus interface for compatibility with the latest PC technologies and high-performance/high-bandwidth data transfer.
STREAMING VIDEO ENCODERS
Family is now available with MPEG-4 capability; open, standards-based encoding program enables better management and editing of video applications, while introducing select control options for protecting intellectual property; systems bundled with Dicas' “mpegable Broadcaster” encoding and transcoding software for MPEG-4 encoding.
New Gigabit Ethernet interface capable of high-speed file transfer and transporting 64 real-time bidirectional video service; features packet-based architecture; allows video, audio and data to be transported over ATM or IP networks, including E-3 and DS-3 microwave networks, simultaneously; upgradeable system supports standard telecommunications protocols.
Edit controller runs on the same software platform as the Axial 3000; capable of editing in all SD and HD formats including 24p; for both Axial 3000 and the new Axial/MX; Version 5.1 software features many upgrades and improvements including eight-channel audio edit capabilities.
Sony XDCAM interoperability
Content captured on Sony's XDCAM professional disc system will now be compatible with Avid's native MPEG IMX (30-, 40- and 50Mb/s) and DVCAM nonlinear editing systems, including NewsCutter and Media Composer; initial support for XDCAM-format content will allow users to transfer high-resolution A/V clips across IP networks at high speed; metadata compatibility will also be provided through Sony's and Avid's support of the Material eXchange Format (MXF) media file format.
Booths: SU11051 (Sony); SL4761 (Avid)
HD NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Includes an HD-SDI card and the new EDIUS professional video editing software; delivers real-time HD capabilities, mixed SD and HD editing on the timeline, and the company's advanced HD codec technology.
Avid film/video post production
Will introduce enhancements to all products in the DNA family; new editing features and expanded networking and workflow capabilities for next-generation Avid DS Nitris, Media Composer Adrenaline and Avid Xpress Pro with Mojo systems; HD option for the Media Composer Adrenaline system will allow it, Avid DS Nitris systems and Avid Unity Media Network to share high-quality HD media in post production.
HD NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Features an enhanced version of the same intuitive software interface as its multi-stream standard-definition VelocityQ NLE.
USB2.0/FIREWIRE DOCKING STATION
Accepts the PORTADRIVE's removable HD caddy via a slot in the front panel to delivery fast file transfer with Mac and PC-based post-production systems; features a universal power supply for operation anywhere in the world; comes with both USB and FireWire cables for connection to DAWs.
FILM FINISHING SYSTEM
Nucoda Film Master V2
Enables users to perform multiple functions, from editing and conforming to grading and effects; users also can include titles and deliver multiple formats to any device via LAN, SAN, or single- and dual-link HD-SDI; includes a full range of tools for SD, HD and data file mastering, such as unlimited layer-based color correction, real-time 2K playback and integrated 3-D color cube technology.
+44 2077 635 763;www.nucoda.com
HD/SD DUST AND SCRATCH REMOVAL SYSTEM
Windows-based digital image processing system specifically designed for removing unfavorable flaws in digital imagery; is designed to be fast because it executes all processing in system memory; only the problematic frames are digitized, saving time and effort.
HD VIDEO PRODUCT FOR MACINTOSH
Aurora Video Systems ReaktorHD
Allows users to monitor video on low-cost LD monitors while taking advantage of RT Extreme within Final Cut Pro; features one HD/SDI input, two independent HD/SDI outputs, RS-422 deck control, and composite S-video and component video outputs; audio I/O will include four channels of 24-bit AES inputs, six channels of 24-bit AES outputs, and up to eight channels of SDI embedded digital audio inputs and outputs.
Leitch VelocityQ 2×4
Combines Velocity software interface with the Quattrus multi-stream real-time hardware, for an integrated, advanced multi-layer NLE solution; both models feature real-time playback of four streams of video in any combination of compressed or uncompressed and up to six graphics streams; features Q3DX2 dual-channel 3-D DVE.
HD REAL-TIME EDITING SYSTEM
Works with uncompressed material in any resolution - up to 2K - on one timeline; stores video material in its native resolution and format, making pre-converting or compressing unnecessary; enables productive real-time editing of up to 2K in RGB 10 bit; clips of any resolution, color space or bit depth can be mixed on the timeline; output resolution is variable.
+49-511-67 80 70;www.dvs.de
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
EVS Broadcast CleanEdit
Nonlinear editing in news configuration allows multiple formats to co-exist within an edit; end-to-end workflow includes voice-over recording; playout is available instantly and can be controlled by station automation.
Designed to work with SDI digital systems; provides an audio/video interface to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X desktop systems; supports full 10-bit uncompressed video on both digital and analog inputs and outputs; can be used in a desktop configuration or mounted in an optional 1RU mounting bracket.
Part of the Io family; designed for analog component or composite system; 10-bit video available on all analog inputs and outputs; can be used in a desktop configuration or mounted in an optional 1RU mounting bracket; offers full support for Apple Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.
DESKTOP EDITING SYSTEM
Pinnacle Systems VortexEdit
Enhanced features include support for MPEG-2 I 30-, 40-, and 50Mb/s editing, in addition to DV; other enhancements include automatic scene detection and scene splitting, as well as audio-level monitoring on capture; provides added network connectivity between news systems and news sites.
Pinnacle Systems Vortex
Incorporates DekoVIA template functionality; supports MPEG-2 I 30-, 40-, and 50Mb/s editing, as well as DV; VortexEdit application for automatic scene detection, scene splitting and audio-level monitoring on capture; provides added network connectivity; Vortex File Transfer Utility (FTU) enables users to browse assets on multiple Vortex systems and incorporate the desired remote clips into the current story; system also incorporates Sports Logger application for easy and rapid logging of key sports events.
Pinnacle Systems Liquid 5.6
Extensive upgrade to Liquid blue and Liquid silver video editing systems; supports Liquid blue for multiformat broadcast environments, Liquid chrome for real-time post settings and Liquid silver for MPEG-2 post editing; offers integrated DVD authoring directly from the Liquid 5.6 timeline; features an enhanced MPEG encoder and MXF support.
Sony XPRI Mobile
Windows-based nonlinear field editing software application runs on most laptop PCs, and can be used with the XDCAM professional disc system to create an end-to-end production chain; transfers proxy data captured by the XDCAM system at 20x real time; compatible with the XPRI MetaStation desktop editor; edits high-resolution DVCAM and MPEG IMX content from the XDCAM system at 30Mb/s.
NONLINEAR EDITING AND FINISHING SYSTEM
Discreet smoke 6 SD for IBM Linux
Works with Linux operating system; offers advanced conforming and 3-D capabilities; features OpenGL graphics, uncompressed SD video I/O, and a choice of Discreet's stone Fibre Channel storage arrays; offers the option for fully redundant hardware RAID 5 solutions; features multiformat capture and playback including PAL and NTSC, real-time 4:4:4 editing, and unlimited vertical timeline editing.
Sony XPRI MetaStation
Compatible with XPRI Mobile field editing software application; enables engineers in the studio to reproduce timelines created in the field by importing a compatible EDL, including effects and titles; can be used with the XDCAM professional disc system for improved production workflow; transfers proxy data captured by the XDCAM system at 50x real time; edits high-resolution DVCAM and MPEG IMX content from the XDCAM system at 30-, 40- and 50Mb/s.
Production switchers, video effects, keyers
DIGITAL VIDEO EFFECTS SYSTEM
Accom Abekas Dveous/MX
Can work as a dual twin or quad twin system in standard definition (525 or 625) or, in high definition (720, 1035 or 1080 at all known frame rates) with a simple setting change; features include UltraWarp, SurfaceFX, SuperShadow, TimeFrame Effects Editor, reTouch color correctors, OrbitalFX, Supermatte, SpiralFX, Target FrameStore, Wide range Defocus, Solid Builder.
HD-SDI digital switcher with up to eight inputs; features include full 10-bit mixing with programmable mix times and automatic or manual transitions; incorporates an input synchronizer and an internal wipe generator providing all commonly used wipe patterns; available with up to eight downstream keyers.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com
A/B VISION SWITCHER
Ultra-compact A/B vision switcher supports 24-, 25- and 30Hz frame rates (interlaced, progressive scan and split-frame) to SMPTE 272 specification; supports 1080i/50, 1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080p/24 and 1080p/23.98 standards; up to four systems can be housed in 1RU.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com
Designed for broadcast, corporate and educational, live and post-production applications, as well as mobile news units; available in 1- or 1.5M/E configurations; three control panels are offered; processor is packaged in a compact 3RU frame; features pre-set pattern effects with a variety of pattern modifiers for easy operation.
DIGITAL MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
Feature-rich in a multi-channel, multiformat SD/HD environment; provides dual-channel effects/squeezes, audio processing capabilities, keys, audio overs and quick selects, and supports both HD and SD signals.
VIDEO AND AUDIO SWITCHER
2U digital switcher specifically designed for on-air switching; features include eight SDI inputs, video and audio follow (embedded or separate), ME and key effects, up to three DSKs and three logo generators; can be controlled through a computer connected via serial port, Ethernet or remote keyboard.
+33 1533 822 00;www.sav.tv
HD/SD MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER PANEL
Multichannel HD/SD master control switcher panel operates with Miranda's Oxtel series Imagestore channel branding processors to provide channel branding graphics capabilities; can control clip playout, dual 3-D DVEs, automated character generation and four layers of animation/clock insertion.
RACK-MOUNT SDI SWITCHER
Brick House Video VTB-2D
Single-layer dual-channel (key and fill) SDI downstream keyer; composite input option, allowing the user a maximum of eight SDI and eight composite inputs, thus in effect a 16-channel switcher.
+44 2380 676 026;www.brickhousevideo.com
PORTABLE SDI SWITCHER
Brick House Video VTB-1DS
Has been upgraded with a new front panel and numerous features, including switchable program/preview composite monitoring and variable genlock timing; unit is now also available as a 1U stand-alone rack-mount version.
+44 2380 676 026;www.brickhousevideo.com
ISIS Group S-8400
Can be an analog or digital 8×4 audio/video switcher; features gen-locking sync generator and a color bar generator; includes video and audio D/A converters, an audio tone generator and program bus tallies; has source ID generators; the main 2RU control panel is available with or without an intercom base station that can be interfaced to most third-party intercom systems and beltpacks.
FOR-A Hanabi HVS-1000HS
One-M/E version of the two-M/E Hanabi HVS-3000HS digital HD or SD switcher; 2RU unit supports 1080i, 24p, 720p, andSD formats; two switcher types are available - the HVS-1000EOU and HVS-1000LOU; DVE card includes eight inputs, and can be configured for up to 16 inputs; four still pictures can be stored in frame memory.
Quartz Electronics QMC-HD
Handles up to 16 audio channels; optional internal Dolby E decoders; optional logo store/keyer now supports two HD logos, animated logos and audio clip storage.
BRANDING AND MASTER CONTROL
Thomson Grass Valley Maestro
Includes SD and HD Maestro MC modules, touch-screen control panel, Kameleon media processing system frame, PVS 3000 Profile XP Media Platform; supports SD, HD, AES, embedded audio, analog audio and Dolby E; stores hundreds of logos, animations, audio clips; up to eight audio channels; flexible keying.
Thomson Grass Valley 1-M/E Kayak HD
Compact, 3RU-high switcher supports 1080i and 720p HD native productions; 16 inputs, four keyers, 10 auxiliary busses; switchable to SDI 525 (NTSC) and 625 (PAL).
FOR-A Hanabi HVS-3000H
Includes optional multichannel DVE; 3RU high; can take up to two DVE cards; six independent key layers (three per M/E) available; four control panels can be interfaced to one main unit to setup productions from multiple locations.
HD PRODUCTION PACKAGE
Thomson Grass Valley HD production kit package
Includes LDK 6000 km II camera, Kayak HD 1-M/E switcher, Concerto series router, Kameleon media processing system and PVS 3000 Profile XP Media Platform.
INTEGRATED PRODUCTION SYSTEM UPGRADE
Broadcast Pix Studio Version 2 software
Version 2 adds camera control, animations for the CG, a second DDR channel and a Pinnacle 3D DVE; standard features in Version 2 include StudioMemory for recalls that combine all of the system's tools, and ShowBuilder for offline pre-production of shows; ProPack option adds animated graphics to the Inscriber CG and a second channel of clip store to the DDR, and doubles clip storage.
SPORTS INGEST SYSTEM
IBIS SprinTx ServerLoad Sport
Enables live highlights of a sporting event to be captured and packaged at the desktop in real time, along with all relevant metadata; can be used with any sport requiring one or more feeds; tags can be added to highlights to permit replay in slow motion (server dependent).
+44 1483 280 208;www.ibis.tv
MOBILE PRODUCTION UNIT
National Mobile Television HD4
NMT's first true multiformat HD facility; interior square footage in excess of 640 square feet; designed to eliminate jamming and the need for the trailer to be on a completely level surface; side of the trailer is expanded and retracted by use of actuators mounted below the expansion to push and pull the side;equipment in use includes Grass Valley and Solid State Logic.
LOW-COST MODULAR VIDEO DECODERS
Broadcast Technology DTVD3010, 3020 and 3030
Modules enable general video monitoring and signal acquisition prior to MPEG encoding/remuxing/acquisition and prior to upconversion for analog cable systems; all three modules take MPEG-2 DVB ASI inputs; outputs include analog composite video and analog audio; SDI video with embedded or AES/EBU audio; and analog composite video, analog audio, and SDI video with embedded or AES/EBU audio.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
Patriot Antenna Systems Flyaway antenna system
Consists of two-piece solid metal reflector and a pre-assembled tripod base; sturdy boom accommodates many outdoor units; features good sidelobe and cross-polarization performance; repeatability is maintained with precision registration of the two reflector segments and the feed support structure.
Patriot Antenna Systems 3.8 and 3.0 m
Motorized Kingpost with 180 degrees H to H, or Az/El motorizable kingpost mount; extra support rigs for added rigidity in wind; long focal length; installation without crane; sub-reflector option for Ku-Band low cross pol applications; various Tx/Rx and Rx-only feed options.
Compact, cabinet-mount TWT amplifier available for C-, X-, or Ku-band applications at 400W; available for transportable, as well as fixed, applications.
Compact, cabinet-mount 4RU dual depressed-collector TWT amplifier available for C- or Ku-band applications at 750W, or DBS-band applications at 500W.
MULTISERVICE CONDITIONAL-ACCESS MODULE (CAM)
Broadcast Technology DTCA3000
Designed for use in digital television head-ends receiving multiple services off-air for service acquisition; digital television head-end monitoring of outgoing multiple service transport streams; allows multiple television services to be decrypted using a single professional CAM and smart card.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
SATELLITE BROADCAST VAN
Frontline Communications ENG-350HT
Van has lightweight, aluminum raised-roof structure that provides safe and stable platform for ENG and DSNG; air conditioning, ample headroom and rack space.
Booths: C7133, MM118
Broadcast International CodecSys
New platform employs real-time artificial intelligence systems to manage libraries of standard and specialized codecs to change codecs or codec settings on the fly; codecs can be changed on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis; optimizes video and audio compression to reduce bandwidth requirements or improve quality without increasing bandwidth; enables 50 percent to 75 percent reductions in bandwidth compared to single-codec solutions.
Booths: SL3418, C10946
Scientific-Atlanta PowerVu D9050
Offers bandwidth-efficient compression for either pure HD streams or in combination with SD programming; includes PreSightPlus technology to achieve optimum statistical multiplexing performance; for contribution purposes, the unit offers high-quality 4:2:2 encoding.
Scopus CODICO E-1800
HD encoder provides multiformat, 1080i, 720p and 480p support; 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 encoding at up to 45Mb/s; audio multiplexing and MPEG-2 and Dolby Digital (AC3) encoding.
Scopus CODICO E-9000
Serves as a universal platform for MPEG-4, Windows Media 9, SD and HD encoding formats; provides migration path from MPEG-2 to new codecs.
HD PCI DECODERS
DVC Digital Video Computing VideoPlex HD
Extension of Optibase's line of video playback systems; designed to enable playback of HD MPEG-2 video streams; decoders support all 18 ATSC formats, as well as multiple HD video standards such as 1080i or 720p, various audio formats and standard frame rates, including 24fps.
+49 8152 930 10;www.digitalvideo.de
Scientific-Atlanta PowerVu D9850 release 3
Designed for programmers and cable systems; enhanced features include ASI transport input for monitoring, SDI output with embedded audio for professional re-encoding, AES-3 high-quality digital audio output, and support of up to 50Mb/s of IP data.
Digital Vision BitLink
Features MPEG-2 MP@HL and MP@ML, support for up- and downconversions, up to four digital PCM and analog audio pairs, and pass-through of Dolby Digital; transport stream input options include ASI and QPSK/8PSK/16QAM demodulator.
Harmonic DiviCom MV 100
Ultra-low bit-rate compression; multi-pass “LookAhead” CBR/VBR encoding; advanced filtering and processing; supports DiviTrackXE statistical multiplexing.
Scopus CODICO IRD-2900
Graphical front-panel display; front-end options include ASI transport-stream input and output, IP inputs, four QPSK L-band inputs and four pairs of balanced outs.
IPDS EARTH STATION
Thrane & Thrane TT-6810
Part of the network structure required for the Inmarsat Packet Data Service; access point to the terrestrial users who wish to communicate with IPDS terminals.
+45 3955 880 0;www.tt.dk
DIGITAL ASSET-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Allows users to easily retrieve specific frames from the storage server; asset-management solution features screen capturing, indexing, archiving, text and image searching, and MPEG streaming functions.
+82 2 3489 1000;www.konantech.co.kr
FOCUS Enhancements FireStore FS-2
Has the full complement of A/V inputs and outputs; features flexible record options including loop record, retro cache record, retro disk record and user definable time-lapse recording; create and playback custom sequences; control from a variety of industry-standard protocols; includes a removable drive bay with a 120GB IDE disk drive.
SeaChange Broadcast MediaCluster
Contains up to 35TB; provides fault resilience, multichannel I/O and standards-based IP network performance; uses 24 drives per server chassis in clusters comprising of three to seven nodes; stores and plays media encoded at 8- to 30Mb/s.
BROADCAST VIDEO SERVER
360 Systems Image Server 2000
Provides MXF support and uses Gigabit Ethernet for fast file transfers over DSL telecom lines; offers frame-accurate head and tail trimming, with time code windows for in and out points; can also be used to segment long-form program material; can rapidly build, edit, name and save playlists; protocols that work with the server include VDCP, “P2” and Odetics.
Sencore VP 3340
Has multiple HDTV outputs; provides users with the ability to downconvert and upconvert video; supports 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i formats; decode MPEG-2 transport stream with video at MP@HL; has a large storage capacity for long stream playout capabilities.
Booths: SU11011, C10343
SeaChange Broadcast MediaLibrary
Embodies the Broadcast MediaCluster; availability exceeds 99.999% and scales to 24TB of centralized storage that supports any media file format and devices (editors, VTRs, servers, etc.) throughout television operations.
Quantel sQ server
Based on the IT/broadcast bilingual sQ server with its integrated, scalable range of timeline editing applications.
Leitch NEXIO transmission server, NXMTS
Supports multiple SD/HD compression formats, as well as an ASI interface; provides the ability to record, process and playback MPEG transport streams; the transmission server can be integrated with the shared storage system or used as an edge server in a remote location; offers applications such as ingest, clipsync, delay and playlist; can be integrated with third-party automation.
Accom Abekas 6000
Allows mix and match of SD and HD channels in the same server with I-frame compression for frame-accurate editing; retains identical functionality between SD and HD channels; new features include improved networking with Gigabit Ethernet option, Fibre channel option with increased transfer speeds, updated content management panel (for PC or MAC) and “Jump to Time of Day” time code feature.
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Leitch NEO VR
Packaged on a single module, fully integrated into Leitch's advanced NEO platform and controlled by the NEO-VR command center s/w application; features dual fixed onboard high-capacity hard drives and an array of interfaces for audio, video, time code and control.
HD FORMAT SUPPORT
Capable of supporting multiple HD formats simultaneously, including MPEG, HDCAM, and DVCPro-100; allows broadcasters to deploy a server infrastructure for HD and SD playback and gain the flexibility to add channels or services; current Omneon customers can add new HD services, including DVCPro-100, to their existing media server implementations.
UNCOMPRESSED SD RECORDING SOLUTION
Comes standard with over an hour of uncompressed video, key and audio recording capacity within a 3RU chassis; feature set includes interfacing with a network of graphics rendering computers and film printers, NetPanel browser-based user interface, and Windows Media 9 export encoding.
Huge Systems HMV-320R
Redundant disk storage product capable of sustaining 10-bit, 1080i HD content from five disk drives; utilizing SCSI Ultra 320 technology.
NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE (NAS) SOLUTION
Ciprico DiMeda 1700
High-performance custom embedded software with the latest serial ATA drive technology; provides broadcasters with a compact, affordable solution ideal for a wide variety of video editing applications.
Booths: SL4730; C9125
120GB hard drive can record 30 hours of DV-quality material per channel; provides camera input of up to four channels and simultaneous record and playback, so that up to four channels can record a live event and any of them can be played back simultaneously; remote control available via RS-422; features time lapse recording, automatic detection of video loss, and on-screen titling generation/display (up to eight characters per channel).
Configured for multi-stream broadcast and post-production applications; a video-smart network device that improves the performance of existing storage products for high-definition, digital film and multi-stream compressed files.
DNF Controls DMAT-O
Offers slow-motion instant replay and highlight-list creation/playback for Odetics protocol-based video servers.
MULTI-SLOT P2 DRIVE
Developed for rapid ingest of DVCPRO or DVCPRO50 resolution video into NLE or server systems; enables direct access to the content in the P2 cards; material can accessed almost instantaneously; fits in a standard PC-type 5.25-inch bay drive enclosure; supports five P2 card slots; offers high-speed USB 2.0 interface to connect to the host computer.
TAPELESS ARCHIVE SYSTEM
ISIS Group OpenStore
Provides instant access to digitized archives of all transmissions; pre-defined loops ensure that old files are overwritten; transmissions of configured recording capacity are available online in the user's network; available with MPEG-1, -2, or -4 compression; data rates may be between 100kb/s and 15Mb/s; features analog and digital video input and analog stereo audio.
Comprised of a Linux-based controller, ExaView management software and scalable storage arrays from 3TB (1RU) to more than 120TB; seamlessly integrates with NASs and SANs.
VIDEO AND DATA STORAGE APPLICATION
Maxell DVD-R Plus series
Has a 4.7GB capacity; supports 8X write speeds; has a pre-recorded shelf and archival life of more than 50 years; discs are write-compatible with almost any manufacturer's general-purpose DVD-R drives and recorders; after recording, the discs are read-compatible with DVD-ROM, DVD-Video and DVD-Audio players.
858) 503-3300; www.maxell.com
Part of the DVCPRO P2 series; features five P2 card slots; provides up to 80 minutes record capacity at DVCPRO resolution with 4G P2 cards and at DVCPRO50 studio quality, provides 40 minutes record capacity on five 4G P2 cards; features USB 2.0 and Ethernet ports; offers IEEE-1394 and SDI with embedded audio as system options.
MULTIFORMAT DIGITAL VTR
Facilitates 4:2:2 quality video transfers at 50 Mb/s over IEEE-1394 to NLEs; has optional analog and SDI inputs and outputs; can record onto small, medium or large DVCPRO cassettes; has a maximum record time of 184 minutes; can play back DV and DVCAM tapes; features on-screen display setup menu; video monitor and audio monitor outputs.
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Fast Forward Video OMEGA Deck
Single or dual-channel, SCSI-hard-disk-based broadcast DVR; analog component and composite video I/O; optional SDI; output switchable between component and RGB.
Silicon Graphics SGI InfiniteStorage solutions
Offers choice of NAS and SAN storage architectures; enables all operating system clients to share access to content; using an IP-based infrastructure, broadcast material can be shared at 25x real-time rates and film resolution material can be accessed throughout the production workflow as data at real-time rates; has two versions - InfiniteStorage for Production and InfiniteStorage for Broadcast.
Doremi Labs MCS-HD
HD video server has four independent, shared-storage channels; two play channels, two record channels; selectable compression rates; VTR-like front panel.
Pinnacle Systems MediaStream
Allows connection between archive systems, additional servers, WANs and LANs; now offers industry-standard high-speed connectivity with Gigabit Ethernet connection, as well as enhanced SD-to-HD upconversion; provides simultaneous SD and HD output as a standard feature; offers tight integration with Liquid; features MXF support, MPEG-2 I-frame editing and MPEG-2 IBP import/export.
CONTROL SYSTEM MODULE
DNF Controls Flex Control Network module
New VTR control module provides basic control features including record, play, stop, rewind, fast-forward, jog, shuttle, slo-mo, loop play and search-to-time; supports shared control, with control of one to eight VTRs from one Flex Control CP20 control panel; control can be individual or ganged.
MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
DaletPlus Media Library
Turnkey solution allows users to easily ingest, catalog, share and archive media over a standard network; allows for the repurposing of source materials without loss of quality; material can be cataloged, stored and distributed in multiple formats, including HD, DV, DVCPRO and MPEG-2; features fault-tolerant architecture; utilizes high-density, removable media such as CDs and DVDs.
DNF Controls DC30
Uses modular, Ethernet-based, distributed control technology to deliver flexible, real-time machine control; simplifies control between multiple control points and multiple devices; enables operators to add and remove devices and control points quickly and easily as required.
QuVIS Studio series
Includes the Acuity HD, Acuity 2K and Acuity 4K; QPE technology enables native real-time playback of a 2K image from a 4K master; supports SD, HD and digital intermediate working at 2K and above; features an optional format conversion module that provides broadcast-quality downconversion to HD and SD; supports 12 digital and two analog audio channels, including independent audio channel editing capabilities.
Sony DigitalMaster DVCAM
Reduces the rate of dropouts by 50 percent or more and causes 90 percent fewer errors compared to miniDV tape; features a dual layer of 100 percent magnetic material to deliver a 2dB increase in the carrier-to-noise ratio, and 30 percent more DLC coating; comes in a variety of lengths, including 32-, 40-, 64-, 124- and 184-minute cassettes.
Sony HDCAM SR
Works with the new HDC-F950 camera and the BCT-SR series of digital videocassettes; new SRW-1 field recorder and SRW-5000 studio recorder can record either RGB 4:4:4 or component 4:2:2 HD video at approximately 440Mb/s; capture full detail of the Common Image Format 1920(H) × 1080(V) sampling structure without pre-filtering or sub-sampling.
OPTICAL DISC SYSTEM
Facilitates high-speed transfer of material from the field to the television station for nonlinear editing; a single professional-grade disc holds about 90 minutes of 25Mb/s material, 45 minutes shot at 50Mb/s, 55 minutes at 40Mb/s and 75 minutes at 30Mb/s; uses blue-laser optical media for increased data density; rewritable 12cm media has a storage capacity of 23.3GB per disc.
ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Adams Systems ADAM 1000
Support SD and HD processing and storage; digital asset-management system and media engine integrated as a networked desktop solution.
Avid workgroups and asset management
Enhancements to workgroup and digital media asset management offerings will be introduced; new features for the Avid Unity MediaManager system include expanded full-resolution media browsing, comprehensive logging and multiple-site searching; also on display will be the alienbrain product family recently acquired from NXN Software.
New DDR replaces the HDStationPlus and HDStationRGB; works under the Windows file system instead of a proprietary file format; files are immediately accessible by any network client; several disk recorders can access the high-resolution data stored on the central server in real time.
Provides end-to-end real-time video content cataloging, storage and retrieval of real-time video content for playback and editing; serves as an affordable DVD-RAM archive solution for safe asset storage on individual cartridge or robotic jukeboxes; can stand alone or be integrated with automation.
Studio, facility support
Capable of showing a multitude of video and graphical windows; produces smooth transitions from one display wall layout into another; projection modules support 3200K color temperature to match studio lightning; offers wide viewing angles for maximal flexibility of camera positions; controller optimized to support dynamic moving and scaling of windows.
VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSORS
Supports a range of plug-in processor cards; enables users to combine input formats in one system and display them on plasma, LCD or projection screens; new HD-SDI processor card accepts 720p and 1080i formats; features dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and front-loading cards.
Can be combined with the FusionPro 3RU modular rack to provide an integrated and intuitive interface for the setup, operation and maintenance of the virtual monitor wall; enables graphically enhanced displays, the inclusion of logo or bitmap files, and the display of clocks; generates alerts to connected users via SNMP of alarm conditions, which are also logged to file and visually indicated.
Marshall Electronics V-R65P-HD
Portable 6.5-inch monitor weighs less than 2lbs.; offers a flexible input configuration without the need of special adapter boxes; standard inputs include active loop-through on each connection for HD-SDI/SDI (SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M) and composite video with PAL/NTSC automatic recognition; features a multiformat connector for HD or SD analog component signals (SMPTE 274M).
MPEG-2 STREAM MANIPULATION PRODUCT
Leitch Digital Turnaround Processor (DTP)
Allows broadcasters to overlay graphics/logos on pre-compressed HD and SD streams; remotely encoded DTV signal can be localized with logo overlays, crawls, and time and temperature; content owners can derive additional revenue from their national content by localizing it; original MPEG stream picture quality is preserved to the greatest extent possible.
Zandar remote panel
Remote panel for FusionPro and DX multiviewers; desktop console offers local serial connection capabilities for the control of multiple systems; allows for straightforward user selection of layouts, full-screen spot displays and other functions.
Pixel Instruments DG-1200
Interprets pre-programmed GPI and/or tally outputs from the switcher; generates delay control pulses to steer up to five AD-3100 audio synchronizers to eliminate lip sync errors; can respond to tally signals alone or tally input can be gated with GPI start-and-stop signals from the switcher; video delay of the DVE may be switched in and out of the program path several times in a short time.
Incorporates video scaling and processing technology.
+44 1189 866 123;www.pro-bel.com
MULTI-IMAGE DISPLAY PROCESSOR
Designed for simpler and smaller monitoring environments requiring fewer inputs; uses the same high-quality image display technology as the Kaleido-K2 processor; features auto-sensing SDI/analog inputs and display clocks/timers, UMDs, tallies, and audio metering.
Television Systems TallyMan
Tally and UMD control software runs on PCs connected to TSL dedicated-hardware platforms (parallel I/O units) or on a TSL system controller.
MANAGEMENT AND SHARING SOFTWARE
Studio Network Solutions SANmp
Multi-platform software allows workstations with different operating systems to access information from a storage area network at the same time; does not require a server or Ethernet connection; ability to integrate Mac OS and Windows workstations regardless of what systems are being run.
REMOTE MONITORING SOFTWARE
Thomson Grass Valley NetCentral IV
Upgraded software uses SNMP and Syslog; links any electronic document with device alerts; “agents” run monitored products, “manager” monitors products.
Supports 1080i and 720p HD formats, as well as SD 480i, 525/60 and 625/50 signals; features 4:2:2 processing and image enhancement circuitry; electronically corrects existing videotapes as well as live shots automatically; compatible with digital component I/O; corrects unwanted motion while maintaining camera pan-and-tilt movements; includes NTSC and PAL support.
DIGITAL COLOR CORRECTOR
Digital I/O system offers balanced, differential, or sepia color enhancement of all types of video signals; supports SD and HD signals; offers 14-bit, 4:4:4 component signal processing circuitry and the ability to control black, white and gamma (RGB) levels individually or as a group; processes signals in the 1080i and 720p HD formats.
ERG Ventures HDM-EV80D
8.4-inch, rack-mounted HD monitor offers enhanced color and gamma adjustment functions, additional framing markers and a memory preset function; HD/SD inputs can be intermingled; offers four input options and a DC output to simplify wiring two monitors consecutively from one DC unit; features front-panel volume adjustment.
+81 3376 081 61;www.erg-ventures.co.jp/e
HD/SD LCD MONITOR
Astro Systems DM-3005
Supports HD-SDI, HD analog YPbPr and SD-SDI inputs at 1080i, 1080sf, 1080p, 720p, and 480i; front-panel buttons allow for easy adjustment of chroma, brightness and contrast; vertical display of the image can be flipped upside down for mounting convenience; color temperature can be selected for application needs, with precise marker identification for special formats and needs.
Replaces the video I/O boards SDStationOEM and HDStationOEM; designed for handling uncompressed SD, HD and 2K video streams; supports all popular formats, color spaces, frame rates and resolutions up to 2048×1556 pixels.
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO MONITOR AND CONVERTER
Features dual-mode HD/SD-SDI inputs; provides two SDI inputs on BNCs that can accept either an HD-SDI or an SD-SDI input; also features eight tri-color LED bargraphs for professional level metering, front panel group and channel selection with an intuitive user interface, and an AMP series self-powered speaker system; eight channels of analog and AES audio out demuxed from the HD/SD-SDI inputs.
LCD RACK MOUNT MONITOR
Marshall Electronics V-R191P-SDI
Has 16.7 colors, CRT style viewing angles and a bright 450-cd/m2 luminance display; includes direct access controls and selections, plus multi-format input capability for SDI, composite, Y/C, and scalable; can display 16:9 or 4:3 images; is HD ready for 720P or 1080i viewing with an optional HDSDI adapter (BC-0909-DA).
Clarity Visual Systems Bobcat
Offers WXGA resolution and cabinet depth of less than four inches; accommodates VGA, DVI, composite and S-video inputs; glass faceplate designed to reduce glare and reflectivity; includes an optional touch screen, integrated computer mount and multiple bezel color options.
Marshall Electronics V-R171P-SDI
17-inch monitor has CRT style viewing angles and a bright 450 cd/m2 luminance display; includes multiformat input capability for SDI, composite, Y/C and scalable WXGA; features a built-in digital-to-10-bit analog converter plus three individual tally lamps; can display 16:9 or 4:3 images; is HD ready for 720P or 1080i viewing with an optional HDSDI adapter.
Switchcraft EZ Norm Patchbay
Change the normalling configuration of an audio patchbay by turning a cam mechanism with a standard screwdriver; normals can be changed from full to half to none in one process; opaque designation strips allow the cam to be hidden from view; backpanel options include PPT punchdowns, EDAC style connectors, and three-pin style.
HIGH-DEFINITION PCI DECODERS
Optibase VideoPlex HD
Designed to enable playback of high-definition MPEG-2 video streams; supports all 18 ATSC formats; supports multiple HD video standards such as 1080i or 720p, various audio formats and standard frame rates including 24fps; available for shipment with either DVI or SDI outputs.
Clarity Visual Systems Lion and Puma
Feature Clarity's new electronics engine; include the UXGA resolution and also support the native XGA resolution; accommodate up to 12 inputs; include multi-lamp configurations for fail-safe operation, 30-inch cabinet depths with minimal or no rear clearance requirements, and full front or rear access to all components for easy serviceability.
MULTI-SOURCE DISPLAY PROCESSOR
Leitch NEO SuiteView
Capable of rendering multiple video and computer signals in real time to high-resolution computer monitors, plasma displays or projection display systems; fully integrated with Leitch's Command Control System (CCS); allows users to create a customized, systemwide monitoring solution for 24-hour operation.
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
Offers turnkey studio solutions and modern, PC-based processes; offers broadband transmission services and integrated studio solutions, including remote broadcast, satellite solutions, streaming media solutions, digital TV and distribution networks.
+49 7618 806 2392;www.t-systems-mediabroadcast.com
DIGITAL LIVE TELEVISION CONSOLE
Features any combination of analog and AES sources, two hot key sources per fader, complete recall of every control parameter, talkback to any output, and 5.1 surround inputs, outputs and monitors; internal signal routing puts any source to any fader; operations controls are designed for news.
QUAD 8VSB FREQUENCY-AGILE DEMODULATOR
Capable of receiving HD and SD 8VSB DTV signals and converting them to standard DVB-ASI output format; the base unit has the flexibility to add up to three additional, independent DTV receiver/demodulators via optional modules; the MPEG-2 ASI output streams can then be locally processed, multiplexed, passed to a data distribution network or sent over cable facilities via QAM modulators.
TIMING GENERATOR WITH GENLOCK
Generates clocks and timing signals that are low in jitter and synchronized; the chip is pre-programmed for the most common audio, video and graphic standards and is user-programmable for other standards, up to a maximum of 165MHz clock.
Forecast Consoles MASTERail 2.0
New version of MASTERail, the modular-based console system that is easily modified to match a facility's ever-changing equipment.
Broadcast Technology PC GUI
Allows low-cost remote control of individual 3000 series frames; the GUI represents each module visually, including all status and alarm LEDs for low-cost management without need for an SNMP control system; all 3000 series modules can be configured from the GUI.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
Panther Classic dolly
Hybrid between the Evolution dolly and its predecessor the Super Panther III offerse new accessories, such as the Cable Head for Panther Broadcast's Pixy crane, which provides the operator with a simple, mechanical two-axis remote head; allows smooth manual pan-and-tilt with no electrical power needed; Multi Mount can carry 45lbs.
+49 8961 390 033;www.panther.tv
BROADCAST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
ScheduALL VizuALL 4.42
Includes greater control over existing modules such as personnel time management, asset library management and project-based reports; enhancements in the Developer's Toolkit give users greater control of screen layouts and improved troubleshooting ability, as well as providing added security and control features.
DIGITAL VIDEO MONITOR
Videoframe Interface series VNODES
Three new interfaces introduced; series includes interfaces for the Grass Valley TEN-XL router, Snell & Wilcox RollNet device and SwitchPak switcher.
DIGITAL VIDEO MONITOR
Videoframe SDI VNODE
Monitors digital video and embedded audio; can integrate into SNMP-based systems; has a wide range of software interfacing options, implemented protocols and 100Base-T Ethernet.
SYSTEMS INTEGRATION SERVICES
A.F. Associates (AFA)
Services include design and integration of turnkey systems for broadcast, cable and satellite clients; able to offer expanded technology resources through the acquisition of the former Sony Systems Integration Center; the Systems and Technology organization offers complete design and construction services and support, as well as mission-critical field service and network management.
VIRTUAL MONITOR WALL
Avitech Media Command Center
Capable of handling 120 video sources on a single display and up to 960 video sources in a single system; output resolution can vary from 800×600 to 1600×1200.
VIDEO CHARACTER INSERTER
Inserts SMPTE/EBU time and user bits into video; reads 1/20 to 10x play speed, bidirectional; switchable background mask; keyed or transparent display.
DIGITAL VIDEO/AUDIO MONITOR
Videoframe A/V VNODE
Monitoring and I/O device with a wide range of software interfacing options, implemented protocols and 100Base-T Ethernet; integrates into SNMP-based systems.
Forecast Consoles MASTERail NLE
Incorporates the MASTERail technology to provide all the benefits of MASTERail's modular-based console system.
MULTI-VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSOR
HD, SD and composite analog inputs on the same BNC; multiple scalings of any input displayed across single, dual or multiple displays; VistaLINK enabled (SNMP).
Adapter converts SD and HD (SDI and HD-SDI serial digital video) to digital visual interface for DVI displays; supports PAL, NTSC, 720p, 1080p and 1080i formats.
Kroma Telecom BM6010
Ten-inch color monitor has two component video inputs and two SDI connectors with passive loop-through; displays 4:3, 16:9, underscan, delay H+V, blue only.
+34 9166 145 14;www.kromatelecom.com
Image Video GSI-3 Tally Interface
Tally interface for production switchers; under-monitor display inputs; provides tally routing and expansion up to 240×240.
MULTI-IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM
Image Video V×V-16
Combines up to 16 multiformat video sources on any high-resolution display; Inputs are software selectable for composite or digital formats.
Image Video RDU-1710
1RU high and 0.9-inch deep display has 160×160 dot resolution; can display two lines up to 32 characters per line; Western, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic character sets.
TBC Consoles “Bone”
Desktop height adjustable from 25-5/8-inch to 39-1/8-inch; recessed monitor platform supports three-inch by 21-inch monitors; two-bay base cabinet, 10RU/bay, open back, laminate riser.
Winsted LCD 3 Rack Mount series
Console has low 39-inch profile and offers 21 inches of rack space; allows operators to see over monitors as they work; 10-inch-deep top modules; zero-clearance corners.
1×8 reclocking DA for both SDI and HD-SDI inputs; automatically switches between SD and HD modes.
TBCs, frame syncs, conversion equipment
TRI-LEVEL HD SYNC MODULE
Sigma Electronics HD402
New option for the TSG470 and TSG470D (shown above) master sync and test pattern generator; provides three simultaneous additional reference outputs for NTSC, PAL and HDTV formats, all clock-locked together and timeable with respect to the master clock; outputs are independently selectable for reference format and relative timing.
DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCT LINE
Sigma Electronics DV5000 series
Incorporates Sigma Electronics' DATC, OctaStream, OctaBus and the S5000 signal management frame; holds up to 10 modules and allows full, unrestricted access to all modules; series includes the DV5515 frame synchronizer and latency control module, incorporating memory sufficient to delay HD video for up to 10Hz×25Hz frames; also includes the DV5505, a DA with one SDI input and eight SDI outputs at a serial data rate of 270Mb/s.
Prime Image D1 Pipeline
Features up to 10 seconds variable delay standard with up to 20 seconds additional delay available; has 10-bit video processing; primary and auxiliary/alternate video inputs and 24-bit audio processing; has AES/EBU audio, digital or analog; includes four auxiliary/alternate audio inputs; audio can be switched with or independent of video; fits in standard 2U-high rack space; has a built-in synchronizer.
DIGITAL PROCESSING SYNCHRONIZER
Can be used for digital noise reduction, bidirectional analog-to-digital transcoding, linear keying, SDI audio embedding/de-embedding, and time base correcting in broadcast, cable and telco facilities, as well as in mobile production environments.
UNIVERSAL 10-BIT SYNCHRONIZER
Pixel Instruments VS-5200
Comes with multiformat inputs and outputs and a built-in heterodyne TBC; serial digital, composite analog, component analog and Y/C selectable inputs are provided and simultaneous outputs in the same formats are standard; allows user to transcode from any format to any format; has one or two independent channels in a 1RU chassis.
10-BIT DUAL-CHANNEL IMAGE PROCESSOR
Handles conversions of all SD, HD and graphics signals, including motion adaptive de-interlacing of HDTV 1080i signals; the unit's dual-channel architecture allows for alpha blending, squeezeback, logo insertion and mix effects, in addition to applying flawless processing simultaneously to both inputs.
SIGNAL INTEGRATION SYSTEM
Ensemble Designs Avenue
1RU or 3RU frame; allows any combination of HD video, SD video, DVB-ASI and audio modules in the same frame; modules include embedders, synchronizers, converters, routers, sync gens and protection switches.
Ensemble Designs BrightEye
Interface to the full range of SD video formats: SDI, analog component, analog composite and Y/C (S-video); offers fiber-optic I/O choices; NTSC and PAL standards are supported with automatic input sensing and switching; all analog I/O is performed at 12 bits of resolution.
Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular
Expanded infrastructure system adds converters, synchronizers, DAs, routers and audio modules, all capable of operating in either SD or HD; all new modules have built-in signal integrity protection to guarantee that the output of each IQ Modular product is continuous, even when the input fails.
SIGNAL INTEGRITY MONITOR
Axon Digital Design SIM10
Designed for the Synapse modular range; checks the integrity of the SDI signal and gives a monitor output that shows any reported errors, as well as indication of several metadata values; the four reclocked outputs make the card an ideal input card to a central router with direct connection to a routed monitor wall.
+31 1351 166 66;www.axon.tv
ASPECT RATIO CONVERTER
Digital Vision DVNR511
Provides seamless conversion of picture formats typically required when mixing 4:3 and 16:9 program material in widescreen digital TV, satellite, cable or terrestrial networks; features an integral frame synchronizer, scene change and 3:2 film phase output, six-channel audio embedder, and broadcast-quality adaptive PAL/NTSC decoding.
MULTIFORMAT SYNC CHANGEOVER UNIT
Operates in concert with two standard sync generators of any format; monitors the quality of the signals produced by both sync generators; in the event either sync generator has a failed signal; the unit automatically switches its outputs to the generator that is correctly producing synchronization signals.
Ross Video GearLite
New range of HD/SD products includes the DAC-9213 multi-definition D/A converter and the SRA-9201 multi-definition reclocking DA; also new is the ADC-8035 dual analog composite-to-SDI decoder and the ADC-9033 universal analog-to-SDI decoder, which will accept SD composite, component or Y/C analog input and produce a broadcast-quality serial digital output.
DUAL SDI FRAME SYNCHRONIZER
Brick House Video Neptune
Comprises two independent SDI framestore synchronizers in a 1RU chassis; designed with standard 10-bit SDI inputs and a range of analog and digital input options; also includes SDI and composite analog (monitoring) outputs; can operate as a stand-alone unit or be genlocked to station reference.
Fortel DTV FS-516
Transcode, synchronize and process a variety of source types: NTSC, PAL or SDI with analog, AES, embedded or Dolby audio; create SDI with embedded or AES audio out.
Modular card provides optimal conversion from NTSC to SDI using QuadraComb filtering.
COLOR CORRECTOR AND LEGALIZER
Crystal Vision CoCo104
Features an auxiliary output that can be connected to a monitor to allow previews of any adjustments; can wipe horizontally or vertically between the processed and unprocessed signal; overall gamma is used to lighten or darken the picture without crushing the blacks or the whites; also allows independent adjustment of red, green and blue gamma.
+44 1223 497 049;www.crystalvision.tv
Crystal Vision SYNNER144
Combined synchronizer, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder; audio and video can be timed to the local syncs and be embedded or de-embedded all within a single board; audio is delayed by the same amount as the video delay to avoid lip sync errors; is compatible with Dolby E; has analog and digital audio monitoring, and analog video monitoring.
+44 1223 497 049;www.crystalvision.tv
WEB-BASED SOFTWARE TOOL
Crystal Vision System Builder
Run from a standard Internet Web browser; product selector helps users configure their systems by walking them through a series of screens where they select everything they need; choose an interface or keying product, in one of three ways.
+44 1223 497 049;www.crystalvision.tv
Crystal Vision DEC105S
Combines a 10-bit composite PAL/NTSC or Y/C-to-SDI decoder with an SDI synchronizer; offers both SDI and analog inputs; accepts jittery or damaged signals; automatically switches to a tolerant 8-bit decoder when a non-stable signal is received; has a maximum of four SDI outputs, and loop-throughs for the composite and black and burst inputs.
+44 1223 497 049;www.crystalvision.tv
Doremi Labs XDVI
Multiformat converter converts video between different computer scan rates, HD-SDI and standard-definition video; features DVI, SDI and HD-SDI inputs and outputs.
HD COMPRESSION CODEC
Compresses one SMPTE 292M serial digital video signal and up to four AES channels of embedded or external audio into one SMPTE 305M-compliant output stream.
Magni Systems MCP-601-A
Converts DVI and VGA signals from PCs to analog composite and component video signals; supports resolutions from 640×480 to 1600×1200.
Magni Systems MCP-501-D
Converts DVI and VGA signals from PCs to SDI-601 digital video signals; supports resolutions from 640×480 to 1600×1200.
ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
Converts from composite NTSC or PAL to 270Mb/s SDI; main processor board features eight independently configurable channels of composite NTSC or PAL to SDI conversion; offers a range of configuration options via the RS-232 port, uses the Hyper-terminal capabilities of a laptop or desktop computer or the optional GUI configuration tool.
Teranex Volare 220
Offers format conversion (SD and HD), MPEG artifact removal and noise and grain reduction; 2RU high, PixelMotion de-interlacing; 3:2 insertion and deletion.
Modular converter uses array processing technology to perform up- and downconversion of source feeds to support a customer's format infrastructure.
Converts SDI to HD-SDI with full 10-bit broadcast quality; supports SMPTE 259 SDI inputs and provides two equalized input loop outputs and four SMPTE 292 HD-SDI outputs; selectable output modes include 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 with sidebars, 16:9 letterbox zoom and full (anamorphic).
FRAME RATE CONVERTER
Astro Systems SC-2055
Multi-rate line doubler/frame rate converter can accept HDTV, SDTV, DVI and analog signals and interlace them into a progressive video signal, as well as converting them to frame rate information; features 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down function for film/CG imagery; also includes original animation search feature, as well as image compensation.
Test & measurement
Sencore SLM 1456
Provides an analysis of each ad message sent and received, and logs all activity to insure digital signal measurements; includes testing capabilities with audible tone, leakage level adjustment and adjustable threshold.
Booths: SU11011, C10343
MPEG ANALYZING PLATFORM
Sencore MAP 1853
Allows the creation of transport streams for generating test files; is capable of playing and recording simultaneously multiple transport streams for test generation purpose; has the capability to multiplex, in real time, multiple elements; offers detailed real-time MPEG-2 analysis of a transport stream at the ASI maximum bit rate of 212Mb/s.
Booths: SU11011, C10343
DVSTATION MONITORING PLATFORM MODULE
Pixelmetrix DigiCipher II
Provides OQPSK and QPSK modulation quality monitoring in one solution; performs downconversion, demodulation and a comprehensive suite of RF, modulation, transport stream and content validation tests; features a combination of real-time signal measurements with user-configurable alarm thresholds and graphical displays.
DISPLAY AND ANALYSIS TOOL
Supports all SDTV and HDTV serial digital video formats, DVScope provides all the functions of an advanced SDI test and monitoring system; the system consists of different components: DVScope SDI, the base system consisting of a 1U rack-mount PC with an SDI interface; DVScope View, a digital waveform monitor and signal analyzer; DVScope Gen, a full-motion SDI test pattern and sequence generator.
MULTI SDI MONITOR
For HD/SD-SDI signals; 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 black burst external reference inputs are automatically detected.
HD ONSCREEN MONITOR
Videotek VTM-440 HD/SD
Supports HD-SDI, SD-SDI and analog composite; ideal for applications that do not require HD/SD eye pattern analysis; A/B looping video inputs are provided for flexibility when integrating into existing signal paths; all popular HD and SD signal formats are supported with auto-detect capability; the XGA and DVI outputs each support loop-through capability.
TANDBERG TV nCompass 3.0
Software monitors the health of MPEG services across a video network; inspects actual service at probe points and compares with required transmission.
Rohde & Schwarz UVP
Digital audio interfaces up to a 192kHz sampling rate; features expanded measurement bandwidths; can perform several measurement functions simultaneously.
AUDIO MONITORING SYSTEM
Modulation Sciences SpiderVision
Comprehensive display SpiderMesh accurately depicts mono, stereo, surround and 5.1 compatibility on a single, full-color screen in an easy-to-read mesh pattern; SpiderVector delivers a simplified “central tendency” of SpiderMesh displayed as two vectors — front and surround.
Provides QAM modulation quality monitoring as well as transport stream monitoring in one system solution; the module pair performs QAM signal demodulation and a comprehensive suite of continuous RF, modulation, transport stream and content validation tests.
Supports mixed analog and digital, video and audio; fitted with alarm and logging capabilities; uses Flex Vu technology and comprehensive error alarms and logging.
DIGITAL PROCESSING ENGINE
HD capability; has a flexible architecture with low-power consumption; includes a high-quality 3.5-inchTFT display.
+44 1494 729 728;www.hamlet.co.uk
Active Power CleanSource
65- to 4000kVA systems protect broadcast networks, transmitters and microwave uplinks from power disturbances; stored energy is instantly converted to electricity for powering the critical load during short power fluctuations; UPS transfers to a stand-by generator for continuous power during prolonged outages; shields transmitter tubes against faulty power and automatically switches to bypass during “crowbar” events.
UHF GYSEL POWER COMBINER
MYAT iDT Star
Integrated system offers substantial advantages over hybrid power combiners by eliminating expensive phased lines and complex switching schemes needed to maintain output during faults; substantially better fault tolerance than hybrids, allowing users to maintain greater signal strength and often perform on air maintenance if a transmission component fails.
Network-agnostic datacasting system offers content providers the ability to use unused digital bandwidth for new services for media-rich data such as public safety information, educational material, advertising to remote locations and multimedia on demand to large numbers of receivers without expensive Internet connections.
LED FLASHING RED BEACON
Marks obstacles that pose hazards to aircraft navigation; designed to replace 300mm incandescent obstruction lighting fixtures; mounts onto standard bolt patterns; lens design provides 360-degree visibility; operate in flashing or steady-state mode; creates no EMI/RFI; weather- and corrosion-resistant lamp assembly and housing resist shock and vibration; is available in both 120 and 240 VAC versions.
Allows a user to specify the monitored PIDs, which will be replaced with a slate when it is absent from the incoming stream; reduces the probability of customers having blank screens; slates can vary in size, content and bandwidth — all user definable; maintains valid PMT and PAT tables, ensuring that content is properly decoded by the receiving device.
CONDITIONING POWER SYSTEM
Staco Energy Products FirstLine
Protects against 98 percent of all power problems; provides protection from voltage fluctuations, brownout conditions, harmonics and transient surges; completely isolates the connected load from the primary AC supply, protecting it from voltage sags, high-voltage spikes, transients, and frequency variations; can be configured for 208, 400 or 480 VAC applications.
Tiernan Radyne-Com Stream THE15A
Provides compliant ATSC or MPEG-2 transport streams; when operating under the MPEG-2 profile, transport stream rates of up to 108Mb/s are available; supports one HDTV service in 1080i, 720p or 480p; video input is a 1.5Gb/s SD, per SMPTE-292M; video encoding process provides motion estimation across all picture areas; factory configurable for 4:2:2/4:2:0.
602-437-9620; +44 1420-540-233;www.radynecomstream.com
MSDC-IOT UHF DIGITAL TRANSMITTER
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia DCX Paragon
Available in oil- and liquid-cooled versions for both NTSC and DTV operation; for high-power UHF stations; can be twice as efficient as a conventional IOT and four times as efficient as a solid-state transmitter; has increased reliability because it uses Soft Arc Technology instead of a crow bar.
ANTENNA SYSTEMS SERVICES
Services include designing, manufacturing, and installing guyed and self-supported towers and antenna systems for television broadcast systems; can manufacture and install towers to the maximum allowed height of 2049 feet.
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia VHF Optimum
Features a new fully integrated cabinet design that houses the entire transmitting system and its cooling devices; the cabinet can house an analog or digital, air-cooled or liquid-cooled transmitter; architecture is easily upgradeable from NTSC to DTV.
UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEM
MGE UPS Systems EPS8000
Provides online backup at power ratings up to 800kVA; excellent engine generator compatibility assures smooth operation for transmitters while providing protection from crowbar events; features an informative graphic interface.
L-3 Communications Electron
Designed for CEA and IOT tubes; input cavity has been redesigned to improve reliability and performance; features an optimized system gain and input VSWR; input and output assemblies can be supplied separately; cavities are compatible with most “build-up” style tubes supplied by other tube OEMs.
Thales TH 792 and TH 792 CD
Available in both standard and depressed-collector versions; delivers 84kW NTSC and 35kW 8VSB; features high efficiency and up to 60 percent for the depressed-collector (CD) model.
IOTs Acrodyne Industries (AI) Quantum
De-ionized water-cooling eliminates hazards associated with circulating oil systems; glycol is eliminated from the cabinet environment; uses plug-in style MSDC IOTs, both three- and five-stage; supports global standards: analog(NTSC/PAL/SECAM)and digital (ATSC and DVB-T).
MCI Broadcast UHF and VHF antennas
Both antennas are broadband; UHF bandwidth is from 470MHz to 860MHz; can combine more than one channel into a single antenna; provides the ability to combine both NTSC and DTV signals into one antenna or more than one station can use the same antenna.
Designed for bandwidth requirements of up to 30 channels; typical configuration is a directional array with a directivity of 1.9 times; available in high-power (20- to 80kW) and low-power (5- to 20kW) with configurations of eight to 32 bays; is supplied with a full radome and can be used in top- or side-mounted configurations.
L-3 Communications Electron Devices CEA 80
Modified version of the Constant Efficiency Amplifier tube; works in common mode; performance is equal to an IOT; gain, linearity, sync compression; is capable of 55 percent efficiency in analog service.
Dielectric high-power harmonic filter
Uses waffle iron technology for high-power handling, high isolation in a compact design; available with coaxial input sizes of 3-1/8-inch, 4-1/16-inch and 6-1/8-inch depending on the system power level.
LOW-POWER UHF ANTENNA
RFS super-turnstile antenna
Omni-directional, super-turnstile batwing antenna features low profile; the fully radomed antenna supports the entire UHF band (470- to 860MHz).
Screen Service Italia “Dual-mode” digital modulator
Software enables users to switch between analog and digital transmission with no alignment or tuning at all; can be switched manually or by means of a dry-contact switch, by remote control and/or by a command inserted into the feeding transport stream.
+39 0303 582 225;www.screen.it
DIGITAL MSDC IOT TRANSMITTER
Cool Fuel filtering and correction system enhances transmitter efficiency and allows for increased output power; monitors all available powers, voltages, currents, flows, pressures and temperatures through a network-enabled GUI; GUI allows for remote control and monitoring via a standard Web browser or SNMP network manager.
UHF POWER AMPLIFIER
CPI-Eimac K3 MSDC IOT
Simplified to three stages but achieves 58 percent efficiency; low-pressure, low-flow oil cooling eliminates problems associated with DI water systems.
LOW-POWER DIGITAL/ANALOG TRANSMITTER
Axcera Innovator LX
Features modular LDMOS amplifiers that cover the entire UHF band with no returning; common components allow station owners to minimize spare parts stock; all Innovator LX models can be upgraded to high power with nearly 100 percent reuse; available in both analog and digital models.
HIGH-POWER VHF DIGITAL/ANALOG TRANSMITTER
Axcera Innovator HX
Features an advanced control system, broadband amplifiers and combiners that cover the entire operating band, high-gain, hot-swappable power modules, and reliable linear power supplies; available for both DTV and analog operation and in internally and externally diplexed configurations.
Crystal Vision SW808
1U panel controls its 8×8 routing switch; has a dedicated button for the eight sources and eight destinations, each with an associated input present LED, switch changes can be set up and actioned simultaneously; up to 16 salvos can be stored and recalled; labels can be inserted under the keycaps to name inputs and outputs.
+44 1223 497 049;www.crystalvision.tv
ISIS-Group broadcast router
16×2 and housed in a 1RU rugged steel frame; features optional analog or digital audio with local and/or remote control; an RS-232 serial interface port is a standard feature; allows interface to many third-party controllers.
Distributes HD signals with embedded audio in the 1RU frame; its 16×2 HD-SDI routing matrix architecture enables switching and signal distribution of HD digital video signals with eight channels of embedded audio; can be used for both simple-cut switching and as a backup router in emergency situations; HD signals supported include 1080/59.94i and 60i, and 720/59.94p and 720/60p.
Sizes range from 8×4 to 32×32, with video only, video with analog, or video with digital audio to fit a user's application; handles multiple video formats including VGA through QXGA; redundant power supplies available; includes front-loading “hot-swap” board replacement and steel frames; features HD15 connectors for fast installation.
Capable of routing all signal formats from analog to HD; provides affordable, compact routing for a wide range of applications; compact routing for monitoring applications in sizes from 12×1 to 256×1.
Broadcast Technology DTCC3000
Enables system control of all the modules in the frame and automated redundancy switching without need for an external system controller; allows SNMP-based control systems to manage multiple frames as part of an overall control system.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
HD-SDI VIDEO ROUTER
Network Electronics HD128M
Provides a compact frame, fully hot-swappable architecture, built-in dual redundant power supply and fully redundant controller functions; control features include TCP/IP control interface and TCP/IP interconnectivity with VikinX.128 control panels, SNMP agent and comprehensive surveillance of the router's vital parameters.
HD-CAPABLE MASTER CONTROL/ROUTING SWITCHER
Designed for TV stations migrating from an analog to an SD/HD infrastructure; supports both 1080i and 720p operation; features built-in squeezeback and logo generation, three general-purpose video keyers, and an eight-channel audio path.
ROUTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Network Electronics THOR master software
New features include icon-based drag-and-drop multi-level control surface, categories allowing to group input and outputs, VikinX.128 panel configurator, access control with different access groups and levels, lock and protect of crosspoints, and site manager allowing administration of multiple sites from GUI.
ANALOG I/O OPTION
Utah Scientific UTAH-400
All UTAH-400 switchers now can be ordered with analog I/O modules; the eight-channel option modules are fully compatible with the other SD, HD and AES I/O options for the UTAH-400, allowing the analog ports to be freely added to any UTAH-400 digital routing switcher.
Now expandable to 128-by-128 HD signals to fulfill the I/O requirements of medium-size facilities; supports all commonly used digital and analog formats; automatic cable equalization is provided for up to 100 meters of cable; signals are reclocked at all standard HD-SDI and SDI data rates.
EXPANDABLE LARGE-FORMAT DIGITAL VIDEO ROUTER
Now available with A-to-D and D-to-A converters; features a new high-density 256-by-256 crosspoint module; expanded beyond 256-by-256, a second module is added, increasing the size of the crosspoint array to 512-by-256; if a second 512-by-256 frame is added and the two frames are interconnected, the resulting system is 512-by-512.
ROUTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Designed to be used in conjunction with the NVISION NV900 router control system; the NV990 operates as a hot standby, providing full control system backup; both units are a low-cost alternative to the NV9000 router control system.
Sierra Video Systems 32VS
Available as a 32×32 composite video and stereo audio matrix; features front-panel power supply monitoring; standard front control system allows for salvo execution, adjustable audio gain, and attenuation on each input and output; can store the assigned names of all I/O destinations for easy reference at the front panel.
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Sierra Video Systems Shasta 1602HD-LS
Capable of switching HD video with embedded audio without pops or clicks; can be depopulated to 4×2 or 8×2 configurations; features include route locking, manual chop, tally and adjustable fade in a 1RU frame; built with an auto-timer feature that automatically time-aligns inputs within a 2H window.
REDUNDANT CROSSPOINT OPTION
Utah Scientific UTAH-400
144×144 high-density digital routing switcher is now available with a built-in redundant crosspoint module; redundancy feature controlled by the UTAH-400's signal presence detection capabilities, allowing the system to sense an internal failure and seamlessly switch over to the redundant circuit paths.
Ross Video Talia NK series
Compact and available in sizes of 16×16 or 32×32, and in a full range of signal formats, including serial digital, analog video, AES/EBU, analog audio and data routing; ships with a powerful Web-based configuration system.
ROUTING SWITCHER PRODUCT LINE
Multidyne routing switcher product line
Integrates with core fiber optic transport systems, DAs, test equipment, CGs, loss detectors and XLR interface panels; matrix sizes range from 5×1 to 1024×1023; systems are available to support composite video, component video, SDI, HD-SDI, TDM, audio, AES/EBU, RS-422 and DVB/ASI.
Broadcast Technology DTVS3000
An 8×8 video switch that can be used to switch any input to any output, ensuring fully reliable systems (same service on the same cable); this module ensures no loss of service when used in conjunction with the 3000 control system and is designed to accompany the control card in fully redundant solutions.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
TRANSPARENT FIBER OPTIC ROUTING SWITCHERS
Multidyne ORS series
Transparently switches fiber optic transport regardless of format, data rates and transmission direction; system supports analog, digital, SDI, HD-SDI, AES/EBU, and telecom formats and data rates; replicates and simulcasts any input to multiple receivers; available in rack-mountable 32×32, 64×64 and 80×80 configurations.
Kroma Telecom XP3000
1RU high, 19-inch wide module switches up to 48×2 video and audio signals; crosspoints can be configured as separate video and audio or audio follows video.
+34 9166 145 14;www.kromatelecom.com
VIDEO ROUTING SWITCHER
Small, expandable switcher available in matrix sizes based on 8×4, 12×8, 16×8 and 16×16; accommodates composite, Y/C, RGB and RGBHV video, and stereo audio.
ROUTER CONTROL OVER INTERNET
Internet router control system operates over Ethernet via TCP/IP; communicates directly to the PESA 3500PRO or Ocelot control system via RS-232.
1RU protocol translator available for the Grass Valley Encore, SMS7000, and Ditech, Philips, and Sony routing systems; operates in master or slave mode.
Quartz Electronics Topaz
Family of compact, low-cost routers in 16×16 and 32×32 sizes; handles SDI, HD-SDI as well as analog video and audio; can stand alone or integrate into larger system.
Wire, cable, connectors
Neutrik USA Chassis Connectors “AA” series Features a larger surface contact and gold plating at the contact mating area; has a drop-in replacement for comparable “A” series part numbers; compatibility includes panel cutout and PCB layout; comes available in 12 standard three-pin female horizontal and vertical PC mount versions only.
Belden Access Control Banana Peel
Innovations include the elimination of the overall jacket and the use of color coding and application printing on the four cables; available in plenum-rated and riser-rated versions; rated at 750C, 300V and approved to NEC Article 800; individual cable jackets are sequentially marked at two-foot intervals and the cables are available in 1000-foot put-ups.
HYBRID COMPONENT DISTRIBUTION RACK
Single-space rack chassis for break-out from hybrid fiber camera connectors to discrete electrical and fiber connectors; the camera interconnect is transmitted over separate single-mode distribution fiber and Gepco HDP221 series electrical cables, to a second HDR rack, which allows for the individual components to recombine back into Lemo SMPTE 304M connectors for interfacing with standard hybrid fiber camera cables.
HYBRID FIBER BREAKOUT BOX
Hybrid fiber connectors break out to two ST connectors on a recessed, protective metal top plate; allows for a quick and robust break-out to a standard format connector that can be interfaced with existing single-mode fiber tie-lines; each optical or hybrid connector has a metal dust cap with chain to provide protection from the elements.
Whirlwind E Snake
Comprises E Snake Frame (ESF) and E Snake Control software; ESF motherboard can accept up to four input cards and up to four output cards.
ADC Telecommunications format-reversible ProAx
Comes in U.S. and four European (Fischer and Lemo 4A, 3T and 4E) versions for remote trucks and internationally televised events; connectors can be format reversed between U.S. and global formats in seconds; fits standard U.S. triax cables, as well as global metric 8mm, 11mm and 14mm cables; like other ProAx connectors, features a field repairable center conductor to eliminate the need to restrip o-rings that protect the signal path against moisture.
ADC Telecommunications Pro Patch programmable series
Programmable patching system enables users to change normalling and grounds quickly and easily; new high-density (2×48) system fits in a 1RU panel; modular design allows individual front jack access for circuit and ground configurations without having to take the entire panel offline or removing it from the rack; available in several termination options including EDAC/ELCO three-pin, 56-pin, 90-pin and AMP “champ” 50-pin connectors in both an eight-connector version for audio and a four-connector version for intercom systems.
ADC Telecommunications Fiber Normal Through Panel
New fiber panel is designed to provide patch by exception and normal through functionality, similar to copper-based patch panels; rather than requiring a fiber jumper to be in place at all times, all fiber “in” and “out” connections are on the rear of the panel, with a normal through connection between the “in” and “out” ports; patch and monitoring capabilities are accessed on the front of the panel; 3RU panel provides 24 “in” and “out” fiber pairs.
ADC Telecommunications notched BNC
New notched BNC series enables operators to visually determine when BNC connectors are not properly latched to BNC jacks; especially helpful where high-density coax panels with dense terminations at the rear of racks are used, making it difficult to see; available for HD RG59, HD RG6 and HD RG179 style cables; when used with ADC jackfields, notches are visible in the 12 and 6 o'clock position.
SINGLE-PAIR AUDIO CABLES
Available in 20 different colors; includes a new riser-rated PVC jacket; has 10 new jacket color options including lime green, tan, royal blue, plum, and chrome; features stranded, tinned-copper conductors that facilitate quick soldering or punch-down, and a high-grade polyethylene dielectric; each pair is shielded with an easy-to-strip, bonded foil shield with drain wire.
DIGITAL AUDIO CABLE
Paired- AES/EBU Digital Audio Cable; dual-twisted pair 24 AWG stranded (7×32) tinned copper conductors, Datalene insulation, each pair 100% Beldfoil shield plus 24 AWG tinned copper drain wire, PVC jacket in Zip-Cord construction.
Miniature plenum rated RGB coax snake, five coax cables in a single jacket, superior flexibility compared to conventional hi-temperature cable, extra-small diameter coaxials facilitate easy termination to 15pin High Density D-sub connectors or BNC type connectors for component breakout, ideal for projection systems and VGA cables.
DIGITAL AUDIO CONNECTOR
New 3-pin cable connector designed especially for digital audio signals, highly efficient and reliable; the XLR design features a coaxial ground spring and a coaxial hex crimp ferrule at the cable entrance for reliable contact between the shield and the connector shell.