An advanced look at what is available at the 2009 NAB Show is a step forward in finding the perfect solution for your facility. We provide you with that advanced look with this second installment of products that will be exhibited on the show floor.
Pan and tilt head
Features a Pozi-Loc tripod; designed to support the latest lightweight (H)DV camcorders; available with matching floor or mid-level spreaders; can be augmented with a multipurpose dolly.
+44 845 671 5502;www.vinten.com
Feature a 56mm sound transducer and an ear cup design that directs sound waves to the ear at a slight angle; the vibrating part of the diaphragm is a ring that sets the entire air volume over the transducer into motion, generating the full-bodied sound of the HD800; the transducer is mounted in high-precision gauze made of stainless steel, ensuring that the acoustics of the transducers are not impaired by any partial vibrations.
+49 5130 600 0;www.sennheiser.com
SINGLE/DUAL-LINK FIBER-OPTIC TRANSPORT
Designed for RGB-HV and DVI-D with DVI-I interface; supports WQXGA, 2560 × 1600 resolution with dual link over a single fiber; provides optional stereo audio and bidirectional data for monitor control; transports image with no frame dropping up to WUXGA, 1920 × 1200; enables 24 bits for all scan rates.
+1 516 671 7278www.multidyne.com
INTERCOM CONTROL PANELS
Riedel Artist 4000
Provides the full functionality of Riedel's digital matrix intercom solutions at an entry-price level; eight-key control panel is housed in a universal enclosure, which allows both rack-mount and desktop operation; available in two versions, either with marker strips or an eight-digit, high-contrast, full graphic LCD display.
+49 202 292 90;www.riedel.net
Miranda NVISION 8288
Available in sizes up to 576 × 576; are half the size and weight of comparable routers and consume half the power normally required; ideal for flypack and truck applications.
+44 1491 820 000;www.miranda.com
Allows text/video editing in the same application; covers all issues in a uniform environment, including rundown planning and creation, resource management, word processing, video feed recording, and archive storage, organization and cataloguing.
+34 93 734 99 70;www.vsn-tv.com
Rohde & Schwarz R&S SC×8000
Features integrated cooling, integrated splitter and coupler station, and new redundancy concept for the exciter and amplifier; can be switched from analog to digital transmission as required; power output stage comes ready with broadband precorrection for user's preferred digital standard.
+44 1252 818 888www.rohde-schwarz.com
SD/HD AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Features simultaneous playout of any media format — including DV, HDV, MPEG-2, DVD and MPEG-4 — as well as capture, trimming and scheduling; provides direct control of VCRs, routing switchers, cart machines and GPIs; can be easily configured as a standalone system or scaled up to multichannel playout with shared storage, spare units and redundancy.
+39 051 736 555
DENG WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Wireless camera transmitter is ideal where portability and mobility is important; can be installed on the camera back without losing the optimum power dissipation; the integrated MPEG-2 4:2:2/4:2:0 digital encoder can accept digital SDI video as well as analog, and up to four mono audio channels or SDI embedded; provides a high-quality digital video and audio signal that can be used with others coming from wired cameras.
+39 0185 351 333;www.elber.com
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio
Features SDI and enhanced analog connections: SDI, analog component, S-Video and composite video; has a built-in hardware downconverter, four channels of balanced analog audio, eight channels of SDI audio and two channels of AES/EBU digital with sample rate converters; enables users to move seamlessly between SD and HD workflows; features RS-422 deck control, as well as blackburst and tri-sync reference input.
+44 1565 830049
SD WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMITTER
Link Research L1360
Operates in various frequencies including 2.05GHz to 2.45GHz, 2.4GHz to 2.7GHz and 1.85GHz to 2.15GHz, among others; supports PAL, NTSC and SDI video, as well as one stereo pair of line/mic level audio; powered by 12V; features DVB-T QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM support.
+44 1923 474060;www.linkres.co.uk
FRAME SYNCHRONIZER AND CONVERTER
AJA Video FS1
A universal SD/HD A/V frame synchronizer and converter; can simultaneously work with both HD and SD video — all in full 10-bit broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio; supports virtually any input or output, analog or digital, HD or SD; can up- or downconvert between SD and HD, and provide simultaneous HD and SD outputs; crossconversions between HD formats are also supported, with simultaneous output of both formats.
+1 530 274 2048;www.aja.com
Comtech EF Data CMR-8500
Encapsulates IP data into multiprotocol format for distribution over an asynchronous serial interface; well-suited for high-speed data applications; the unit's 1RU rack-mountable platform is equipped with two GigE inputs and dual ASI outputs; capable of network throughput up to 155Mb/s and an aggregate packet processing of 140,000 packets per second.
+1 480 333 2200;comtechefdata.com
NEAR-LIVE EDITING TOOL
Combines key features of CleanEdit timeline editor with XT production server; supports program editing and highlights production for any near-live environment; covers all SD/HD workflow requirements from ingest to playout with advanced live editing tools.
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv
Harris 3Gb/s distribution amplifiers
3Gb/s/HD/SD/ASI fiber distribution amplifiers provide broadcasters with a unique combination of configurations, including single-channel transceiver, dual-channel fiber transmitter, dual-channel fiber receiver, and dual-channel fiber receiver with dual fiber transmitters per channel; the DA-HRO6803+D is a single-channel 1×8 DA with O-to-E or E-to-O conversion; the DA-DHREO6803+D is a dual-channel 1×4 DA with E-to-O conversion; the DA-DHROE6803+D is a dual-channel 1×4 DA with O-to-E conversion; the DA-DHROOE6803+D is a dual-channel 1×4 DA with O-to-E conversion.
+44 118 964 800
NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
OCTOPUS Newsroom OCTOPUS6
Cross-platform enables using Windows, Mac and Linux platforms simultaneously, reaching free operating systems as well as working with Apple Final Cut; a new FCP plug-in gives users access to their stories and scripts while editing their video footage.
+420 221 181 511www.octopus-news.com
Genelec SE DSP
Small Environment DSP monitoring system is designed to solve acoustic problems associated with small recording and mixing environments; combines the SE7261A 10in DSP subwoofer with 8130A digital input active monitors, configurable as a subassisted stereo or multichannel reference system.
+358 17 83881;www.genelec.com
SD & HD PRODUCTION SWITCHERS
Ross Video Vision QMD/X v9.0
Enhancements include up to eight channels of DVE in a single MLE, WhiteFlash transition type, expanded still-store functionality with thumbnails, animation trimming, new warps, MLE auto follow and memory attributes; also offers an expanded complement of device controls, including serial or Ethernet control of VTRs, video services, audio servers and audio mixers.
+1 613 652 4886
Thales-Angenieux Optimo DP 16-42
Features a wide angle position of 16mm (75.4 degrees), an aperture of T2.8, calibrated focus marks in meters or feet, tracking adjustments, optical design optimized for today's 4K and 5K cameras, precise zoom and focus through a unique Optimo mechanical design, and no ramping or breathing; weighs 1.9kg.
+33 4 77 90 78 00www.angenieux.com
REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM
Allows non-SNMP equipment to be managed in an SNMP network; offers the control and monitoring of equipment via any Web browser; 1RU chassis comes complete with dual-power supplies and connection for up to 40 GPIs and contact closures; front-panel control provides alarm control and system health status.
+44 1285 658 501;www.arg.co.uk
A high-quality up/downconverter with three-field temporal processing and 3:2-pulldown frame rate conversion; compatible with the 18 video standards currently in use across 525/625, 720p, 1080p and 1080i; advanced video noise reduction features enable overall noise and artifacts associated with DCT compression to be minimized.
+44 20 82 552 015
Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Ph.C - HD
Offers simultaneous SD and HD conversion; new features include a FilmTools option, which delivers results with film-like quality quickly and affordably, and a new option for integrated Dolby E audio handling, which simplifies broadcast and post-production workflows and eliminates the need for outboard Dolby decoders and encoders; provides SNMP support.
+44 23 9248 9000www.snellwilcox.com
Booth: SU1917, SU1717
ATEME Kyrion 2101
An HD MPEG-4/AVC encoder targeting a broad range of DTV applications; features a large operating scale, from 0.5Mb/s to 25Mb/s, with advanced Main and High Profile encoding, allowing bouquet aggregators, broadcasters and IPTV service operators to reach their audience with a high picture quality; offers a complete set of MPEG-4/AVC tools, including full support of interlaced video (MBAFF).
+33 1 69 35 89 89
Available in single- or dual-channel with 3Gb/s upgradability, as well as with audio mux or demux with single HD/SD-SDI I/O; features automatic changeover switching function; can work in traditional frame sync or line sync mode; includes 16-channel embedded audio with sampling rate converter.
+44 20 8391 7979
IN-RACK AUDIO MONITOR
Accepts four analog audio signals; has two pairs of AES digital audio outputs with additional analog audio signal and SDI video embedded audio signal; acts as a de-embedder; features level alarm, RS-232 port, headphone output and two pairs of tricolor peak VU meters, each with 26 LEDs; provides scales for six types of audio measurements.
+34 916 861 300;www.aeq.es
Can decode Dolby E or Dolby Digital audio stream to enable visual monitoring of eight or 5.1 audio channels or audible monitoring of two; offers monitoring and metering of up to four to 10 stereo audio sources, which can be any mixture of analog and AES/EBU digital formats with sample rates up to 192kHz.
+44 1933 650 700
HD CONVERTIBLE CAMERA
A 2/3in HD/SD convertible camera that supports 1080i/720p/480i image acquisition; compatible with most 2/3in motor drive zoom lenses, all current Panasonic pan/tilts and controllers, and many third-party systems; 38-bit digital signal processor and 14-bit A/D converter deliver sharp images even in difficult lighting; spatial-offset and image processing technologies provide high-quality, HD imaging; 12-axis color correction allows for precise control and matching of HD video.
+49 611 235 481
Booth: C3712, C3327
COMPOSITING AND GRAPHICS SYSTEM
Now offers native support for the RED R3D file format, delivering users increased efficiencies in the editorial and finishing process of RED projects; offers a speedier ingest of RED footage, the ability to apply RLX color intent data to the footage, and capabilities to preset project and sequence settings for RED projects at 2k, 3k and 4k resolutions; allows users to create HD RGB 4:4:4 proxies from high-resolution RED source material, which provides real-time program monitoring and results in faster system response time.
+44 207 534 2800;www.avid.com
Monitors two HD/SD-SDI sources; displays picture, waveform, vector, 5-bar, audio and status displays in various combinations; features a large, built-in TFT-LCD XGA display; on-picture gamut indication and time-code referenced error logs facilitate material Q/A; offers user-selectable error levels and alarms; embedded audio is displayed and two channels are fed to a headphone monitoring output.
+31 40 2645345
Jünger Audio C8086-8
Features eight channels; incorporates Dolby Metadata Generator option; allows users to verify, modify or generate metadata, including dialnorm, according to Dolby specifications; with Level Magic system, can transport metadata from point of origin to point of Dolby Digital encoding.
+49 30 677 7210
Pro-Bel Morpheus Control & Monitoring (MCM)
Seamlessly integrates with systems from two new manufacturers; new MCM routing configurations also offer users the capability to control and monitor more features within the company's recent routers, and to display status at a glance; new features include advances in the rules engine, customer-defined logic functions and a tie-line engine.
+44 118 986 6123;www.pro-bel.com
Thomson Grass Valley K2 Dyno
Coupled with K2 Summit; features intuitive user interface that includes the Grass Valley T-bar, switcher-quality buttons, a touch-screen LCD and high-speed GigE networking; can operate as a dedicated client within MediaFrame; users can import and export MXF, QuickTime and GXF files directly using a USB device.
+1 530 478 3000www.thomsongrassvalley.com
CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM
Omneon ProCast CDN
Manages and distributes content between two discrete locations as well as between any number of disparate sites worldwide; provides content exchange, disaster recovery and remote file access; enables the user to schedule transfers, manage bandwidth of each individual transfer and prioritize rules-based transfers.
+1 408 585 5000;www.omneon.com
TANDBERG Television RX8250
Part of an end-to-end cable HD distribution system that allows content providers to carry six to eight MPEG-4 AVC HDTV channels on a satellite transponder; helps operators with networks that have a large installed base of MPEG-2 HDTV set-top boxes by enabling efficient transcoding of MPEG-4 AVC/DVB-S2 distributed content into high-quality MPEG-2 HD.
+44 23 8048 4000www.tandbergtv.com
CONTROL AND MONITORING LCD MONITOR
The 17in LCD monitor incorporates a 10-bit 120Hz LCD panel, nonlinear cubic conversion imaging technologies, 12-bit signal processing engine, optical feedback stability systems and automatic calibration operation; delivers high levels of color accuracy and color reproduction, imaging quality and picture consistency; features full 1920 × 1080 HD resolution, a wide viewing angle, 10-bit driver and LED backlight system.
+44 1256 355 011www.sony.com/professional
TEST AND CHIP-LEVEL INTERFACE
Audio Precision Digital Serial I/O
Allows engineers to test audio devices at the level of individual ICs rather than being limited to evaluating only the external inputs and outputs of a device; enables all normal audio measurements to be carried out on A/D and D/A converters, codecs, DSPs and sample rate converters; interface can generate and measure up to eight audio channels simultaneously using TDM or multiple data lines.
+1 503 627 0832;www.ap.com
HD TIME CODE READER/GENERATOR/INSERTER
Accepts multiple HD formats; generates/inserts time code; features dual LTC output, USB setup interface, time zone offset, LCD setup/status display and a universal power supply; enables as many as 30 characters to text to be superimposed onto the video.
+1 310 322 2136www.ese-web.com
DWDM 1550NM TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Enables cable service providers to reuse their existing optical fiber network to deliver increased bandwidth to subscribers; supports up to eight wavelengths per single fiber over link distances of 40km with optical amplification and 25km without optical amplification for up to 1GHz of digital/analog content per wavelength.
+41 26 350 1400
DIGITAL TV TRANSMITTERS
Screen Service Broadcasting MAGNUM series
Digital TV transmitters for SFN and MFN networks; feature a built-in SFN adapter and advanced technology, which allows implementation of all modulation patterns for either digital or analog in the same hardware; firmware allows zero-error signal processing thanks to an internal 32-bit architecture; the SDT ARK-1 is an all-in-one transposer and transmitter for all modulation, including the ISDB-Tb.
+39 030 358 2225;www.screen.it
PLAYOUT AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM
OmniBus iTX NEWS
Offers the ability to take edits to air without prior rendering; graphics, audio and video effects, stills, and captions are generated in real time; allows users to ingest and edit together SD and HD sources and combine them in the same playlist with non-broadcast material, such as user-generated content, with real-time format conversion and effects rendering.
+44 8705 004 300;www.omnibus.tv
FRAME SYNC MODULE
HD/SD frame sync module is part of the company's Flashlink signal processing/optical distribution range; well suited for use with electronic newsgathering and satellite newsgathering vans, where it is critical to provide an uninterrupted signal feed to downstream equipment, such as MPEG-2 encoders; can be added to any field-deployed unit; removes glitches from the input signal; provides error-free synchronous switching between two sources.
+47 33 48 99 99www.network-electronics.com
CONNECTORS AND CABLES
The company has partnered with 3SAE Technologies to offer fusion splicing technology for its fiber-optic HDTV connectors and cables; the technology allows for both factory and on-site termination by replacing the fiber-optic connector polish process with a spliced fiber contact connector; reduces the time and level of expertise required for terminating the LEMO fiber-optic hybrid connectors.
+41 21 695 1600
PlayBox Technology DS Designer
Enables the creation of presentations directly within the Playbox DS environment; all types of media — including slides, SD video, HD video and logos clocks — can be composed to make the finished show; the built-in character generator adds text with rolls and crawls; completed projects are sent to the DS Player for delivery to the screens.
+44 1707 66 44 44
Note: Booth numbers are provided by NAB and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of these listings.