Autocue QScript: Integrates with any of the major newsroom computer systems; mirrors the creation and updating of scripts and running orders in real time; a touch-screen interface shows multiple script pages and provides rapid navigation; annotations can be made to scripts by hand; continuously displays any updates or changes, including adds, deletes, rewrites, reorders and floats; changes are reflected with minimal delay.
+44 208 870 0104;www.autocue.com
Sony MZ-M100 and MZ-M10: Feature 1GB storage capacity with each Hi-MD removable MiniDisc; include ECM-DS 70P stereo microphone and MDR-EO931 ear bud headphones; can record from multiple sources; the MZ-M100 has a six-line, large, organic, electro-luminescence display; the MZ-M10 has a large, five-line, LCD display.
+44 1256 355011;www.sony.com/professional
Leitch VelocityHD version 9.1: Supports the HD format, variable frame rate processing for content from Panasonic's VariCam; can remove VariCam material's non-active frames while recording the HD-SDI input stream; ingests and edits 24fps of VariCam content; supports VariCam's overcranking and undercranking; supports IEEE 1394 I/O of 1080i and 720p; mixes seamlessly with other HD formats on the timeline.
+44 1344 446000;www.leitch.com
HD VIDEO SERVER
Video Technics Apella HDS: Is certified with NAS/SAN solutions such as Ciprico's DiMeda 1724 and Matrox's Axio HD NLE with Adobe Premiere Pro; has 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 HD capabilities; is compatible with Final Cut Pro via Quick Time and the Matrox Axio HD NLE with software plug-ins; four independent HD or SD-SDI output ports or two HD or SD-SDI output ports are available within one chassis.
PESA FXD: Is integrated with a PESA routing control system; will route any signal format and deliver transparent connections between any of its input fibers and output fibers without converting light to electrical signals; is 2RU; integrates Glimmerglass' Brilliance microphotonics technology with PESA's 3500PRO control system; up to 16×16 connections; can be field expandable to 24×24.
Sundance Digital FastBreak NXT: Runs four active playlists simultaneously on a single Air Control Station; features greater visibility to enable error-free operation of multiple playlists; has an enhanced manual and automated join-in-progress functionality; database standardization uses the Microsoft SQL platform; view or edit the on-air playlist from anywhere within a facility
Radio Frequency Systems RGFLEX: Comprises three series of cables: the RG, RGC and RF series; each cable differs in the construction of the inner and outer conductors; available with impedances of 50Ω or 75Ω; in diameters up to 1/2in, range is optimized for use between 1MHz and 2400MHz.
+49 511 676 2731;www.rfsworld.com
MPEG-2 VIDEO SERVER
Thales SAPPHIRE: Is now DPI-compatible; uses an ASI interface to send compressed content to the MPEG transport stream splicer; offers an Ethernet interface on splicers that support this interface; records or plays back up to 80 programs; has up to eight independent ASI MPEG-2 transport streams; manages multiple playlists; offers live to live, live to disk splicing.
INTELLIGENT DIGITAL DISK RECORDER
Grass Valley Turbo iDDR: Is 3RU high; holds 10 to 40 hours of storage; can capture and deliver content in multiple formats, including compressed HD video; control features via a touch-screen interface or with a keyboard, monitor and mouse; features Iomega REV removable disk technology.
+ 44 1189 230 400;www.thomsongrassvalley.com
CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM
Harris H-Class: Integrates disparate processes into a single, modular system; manages the delivery of rich digital media across multiple networks, channels, formats and devices; track rich media as close to the point of creation as possible while managing its movement throughout the broadcast chain to final distribution; can be integrated with either third-party solutions or legacy systems.
3-D GRAPHICS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Beehive Systems Wasp: Generates real-time, 3-D graphics at the click of a button; enables virtual simulation depicting almost any event within minutes without the help of an expert designer; multiple graphics events can run simultaneously on-screen; links on-air graphics to live data sources; provides live video display as texture maps on objects; offers a visual drag-and-drop interface for creating Wasp templates.
+91 120 5308888;www.beesys.com
VIDEO PROCESSING AND PRESENTATION CONTROL SYSTEM
Barco Encore: Provides source selection, advanced windowing features, seamless switching, video effects and integrated control for professional video presentations; can support from one to 32 screens with any combination of independent display or seamless widescreen display elements; universal input accepts analog and digital video; motion adaptive de-interlacing is provided for both SD and HD source video.
+32 56 23 32 11;www.barco.com
MULTI-SERVICE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
ADC LoopStar 1600: Transport and manage TDM and Ethernet services from a single platform; deploy tailor-made SONET-based solutions for DS1, DS3, OC3, OC12 and Ethernet service delivery, as well as transport from 0C3 to OC192; features an integrated universal back-plane architecture that supports multiple interchangeable network and tributary interface cards.
Canon HJ17ex7.6B: Has a focal length range from 7.6mm to 130mm (or 15.2mm to 260mm with extender); weighs 3.5lbs; features enhanced digital drive technology that encompasses a microcomputer driven servo control; 16-bit rotary encoder for aperture control reports to the associated camera Iris control system (10-bit compatibility); maximum zoom speed is 0.5 seconds and focus is 1.5 seconds.
AUDIO FACILITY NETWORK SERVER
Euphonix and SAN Solutions: Combines the file-level locking of an NAS and the centralized repository of a SAN; each room in a facility can access data from a central location; project data is accessed through any attached DAW without the need for ‘sneakernet’ removable drives; modern file sharing, security access and backup are provided, as standard; uses Hitachi Data Systems' Thunder 9500V series modular storage systems.
VOD AD SYSTEM
SeaChange Video-On-Demand Advertising Solution: Insert ads into individual on-demand streams; integrates with existing VOD systems, initially enabling ad insertions at the beginning and end of streamed programs; provides in-depth reporting on aggregate set-top activity — view, rewind, pause, fast-forward — during ads; includes stream splicing and execution automation.
+ 39 335 626 94 22;www.schange.com
INTEGRATED REPLAY SYSTEM
Buf Technology Sport: Includes Fast Forward Video's Recon DVR board: interface includes 1000 instant cue points; features standard slo-mo speed preset buttons and an optional slide speed control button; cue point shortcuts call up designated replays with one push; loop feature provides continuous playback of segments and playlists; broadcast quality RS-170A composite and Y/C video I/O.
Inscriber Inca Studio 2.0: Produces real-time animations and integrates Rapidfire — a fast keyboard data entry and display for breaking news or live events; includes support for audio stingers that permits audio disk files to be attached to any graphic or animation; Available in SD (only) or HD/SD (configurable) models; CG-based animations play out directly with no rendering.
HD FIBER OPTIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Telecast Fiber Systems CopperHead JT: Allows the optical block of the Sony HDC-F950 camera to be connected to the camera body via a lightweight tactical fiber optic cable; is comprised of a compact housing that transforms the HDC-F950's optical block into a 4:4:4 camera, equipped with a fiber optic transceiver; a reciprocal transceiver is located at the camera's body.