Multidefinition legalizer can be configured to operate in RGB, YUV or composite color space; includes PC-based time code logging software for quality assurance, six nonvolatile memory groups, independent transmission and user-controllable monitor outputs; incorporates individual gain, lift and hue controls as well as automatic over/undershoot suppression system; features user-adjustable clipping and soft-clipping knee levels, 10-bit processing and an output latency of less than 10µs; card can be housed in the company's nanoBox.
Front Porch Digital
Consolidates SAMMA Systems Solo, DIVArchive and DIVAdirector into a scalable system for migrating content from legacy videotape to high-density data tape; uses a SAMMA robot to provide real-time simultaneous encoding of content stored on videotape into digital files, then leverages the DIVArchive system to store and protect the files; incorporates DIVAdirector to provide desktop access to stored content; supports encoding formats ranging from uncompressed through lossless JPEG2000 compressed for archive to MPEG-2, DV for editing and H.264 for proxy viewing.
Eight UTP output Cat 5 cable transmitter; transmits RGBHV or VPbPr video resolutions up to 1920 × 1200 and 1080p; also supports digital or analog audio signals over Cat 5/5e/6 cables to eight separate destinations as far away as 1000ft; features a rack-mount option and the company's locking power connector.
HD/SD channel-branding system provides dedicated EAS presentation downstream of an existing master control switcher; accepts EAS text and audio messages from an EAS decoder; performs keying and audio message presentation without additional equipment; features two keyers, an internal logo generator and an audio clip store.
Presenter control uses a frictionless magnetic control technology; connects directly with the WinPlus prompter software, offering built-in intelligence to allow production staff or multiple presenters to allocate any controller for use at any time and with failsafe accuracy; using intuitive deskpad keys, the presenter can immediately assign specific controllers, view which ones are live, personalize them, and enable or disable them.
Reels are constructed of rugged steel; feature welded channels for stacking, a nonreflective matte finish, a removable side-mounted connector panel to allow for complete customization of XLR and/or BNC connector patterns, and an adjustable friction brake to prevent cable overrun and damage during operations.
Range of miniature foam shields provides wind-noise protection for video camcorder and other compact microphones; now offers five new windshields, each designed for different portable stereo digital recorders; additions include Mini Windjammers for Edirol's R-09HR; Marantz's PMD620, Tascam's DR-1, and Zoom's H2 and H4.
+44 1453 759338;www.rycote.com
Dual-camera mount enables two miniature broadcast-quality HD or SD cameras to be mounted side by side; user-adjustable features include the distance between each camera and the left/right forward viewing angles; output can be captured on a dual-channel direct-to-disk video recorder or to a synchronized pair of individual recorders.
Fiber-optic field transport system designed for applications requiring battery power; offers virtually any signal configuration; can be linked via single fiber to most of the the company's fiber-optic transport product line.
24in, 16:9 production monitor accepts a wide range of HD formats; features inputs for two channels of HD-SDI or SD-SDI, two channels of analog composite video, one channel of RGB or Y, R-Y, B-Y component video (as an option), and one channel of DVI-D.
Audio harmonization instrument for generation of vocal or instrumental harmonies with up to four voices uses voice leading and harmony progression models to create harmony parts; features live MIDI input, new harmonization styles, new export options including Audio/MIDI file export for individual voices and MIDI export of harmony tracks, improved input melody analysis with a new note detection algorithm and interoperability with Pro Tools 8 and Cubase 5.
+49 30854 09 150;www.zplane.de
Quadro FX 4800
Graphics card features 1.5GB of graphics memory and 30-bit color; a 128-bit precision graphics pipeline and 32X FSAA deliver high image clarity and quality; dual 10-bit display ports deliver a color palette of more than 1 billion colors as well as a single dual-link digital display connector.
408-486-2000; +44 118 903 3000
www.nvidia.com/quadro (opens in new tab)
Multicodec decoder supports ASI, GigE, SPTS or MPTS decoding; decodes MPEG-2 SD 422, HD 420, AVC SD and HD video as well as a single channel of Dolby Digital, Dolby 5.1, MPEG-1 Layer 2 and AAC-LC audio; outputs broadcast-quality video, including D1 (composite), HDMI with HDCP and HD-SDI with embedded audio; can up/downconvert between HD 1080i or 720p and NTSC or PAL.
Craft Director Tools
Free, light versions of real-time, 3-D animation tools reduce traditional animation processes without compromising quality; eliminate key framing and scripting; include Craft 4-Wheeler Free to rig and animate any type of four-wheeled vehicle model, Craft ObserverCam Free to ease the animation process by setting up a standard configuration and allowing users to animate a camera with the help of input devices and Craft Airplane Free to rig and animate any type of airplane model.
Rugged, removable media for high-speed, high-resolution video imaging; has a capacity of 250GB and can store up to 20 hours of HD video, 19 hours of digital video and 110 hours of DVD-quality video; based on an SATA model with a 26-pin interface; features speed and transfer rates of up to 3Gb/s and shock-absorbent technology to resist shock from a 4.6ft drop onto a hard surface; is hot-swappable.
Telescoping remote camera jib arm instantly extends or retracts to obtain the best shot possible; moves the camera smoothly, silently and quickly in and out of hard-to-reach areas; lets a single operator control diverse camera movements; offers control over zoom, focus and the telescoping of the jib arm through a customizable user interface; extends from a minimum reach of 9ft to a maximum of 24ft.
818-917-5677; +1 661 510 7150
Pan/tilt head can be set up with the camera mounted on the side or on the top, as well as being positioned upright or inverted; a DC-DC converter at the base of the head converts 48V power to the appropriate levels for the head, auxiliary robotic devices, camera, lens and viewfinder; offers a newly designed cable management system and serial data control with multiprocessor architecture.
201-848-9818; +1 201 848 9818
Unity ISIS 2.0
Blade-based storage subsystem offers dual drive storage elements, 10Gb/s Ethernet switching, and redundant power and cooling; supports resolutions up to uncompressed HD and 2K via up to 400MB/s per engine; scales to maximum performance by storing data across 12 engines of 4.8GB/s or a total of 32 streams of uncompressed HD or 240 streams of uncompressed HD; provides a total capacity of 384TB (maximum) or 196TB (when fully mirrored), with full system monitoring.
978-640-6789; +44 175 365 5999;www.avid.com (opens in new tab)
DTV audio loudness manager offers broadcasters protection against loudness shifts and loss of surround sound; includes the AutoMAXII auto-detection algorithm, which smoothly upmixes or will automatically bypass 5.1 surround mixed content; available options include built-in 5.1 channel Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding via a Dolby manufactured encoder, HD-SDI embedding and de-embedding, and a redundant power supply.
818-917-5677; +1 661 510 7150
Single-chip 3.3V automotive broadband tuner receives frequencies in the 44MHz-862MHz range; supports multiple analog and digital terrestrial TV standards including DVB-T, DTMB, ATSC and ISDB-T; downconverts a selected channel to a standard intermediate frequency between 30MHz and 60MHz; uses a dual-conversion architecture that eliminates the need for external tracking filters.
Mono Class D audio power amp with high-speed CMOS low-voltage, dual-power analog SPST switches the mode of various audio signals coming from the codec or baseband through the loudspeaker; can drive up to 1.6W into a 4Ω load and .95W into an 8Ω load; features operating voltage range of 2.4V-4.3V, adjustable gain via external resistors, low current consumption of 2mA at 3V and a signal-to-noise ratio of 85dB.
Briefcase-sized mobile workstation designed for real-time video editing in the studio or on location; supports any Windows-based NLE; tailored for the needs of Avid and Adobe users with features that enable easy migration from a desktop- or laptop-based system to the NextDimension RVE; includes an integrated 17in display, single or dual 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processors; up to 4GB RAM; up to 1.28TB storage in a high-speed array; extensive I/O capability, and NVIDIA GeForce or NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics.
603-886-3874; +1 603 886 3874;www.nextcomputing.com
SpectraPulse Ultra Wideband XLR desktop transmitter works with any of the company's 29 Engineered Sound gooseneck mics with three-pin XLRM-type outputs; provides phantom power to the mic; features a programmable touch-sensitive switch for push-to-talk, push-to-mute or toggle operation; uses a rechargeable battery with a nine-hour charge life.
Picture editing suite
Multifaceted studio allows for picture and sound production needs to be completed at one single locations; features HD functionality, Final Cut Pro software that runs on an eight-core MacPro, an AJA Kona 3 HD I/O card to play back 2K footage in real time and a Sony 46in LCD for client playback.
3-D modeling, animation and rendering solution features multipass rendering, a 3-D paint tool that enables textures to be selected, edited and painted directly onto an object and assembly room vertex modeling, which allows users to model in context to the other objects in the scene.
800-267-5170;www.daz3d.com (opens in new tab)
LED light provides a single fixture capable of generating a color temperature of either 3200 or 5600 degrees Kelvin or a range of temperatures between with fixtures that can vary the mix between tungsten and daylight LEDs; color temperature can be dialed in by using the onboard dial/digital color temperature settings or via built-in DMX lighting controller; features full-range, integrated dimmer.
Final Cut Pro v6.0.5
Version 6.0.5 software incorporates support for the professional PH recording mode offered with the Panasonic AG-HMC150 handheld AVCCAM camcorder, which provides high-quality 1080 and 720 recording in an AVCHD format at bit rates up to 24Mb/s; adds editing support for 720 60/30/24p formats and 1080 30/24p in addition to 1080i.
800-692-7753;www.apple.com (opens in new tab)
Lavalier microphone designed for use with Zaxcom's digital wireless recording transmitters; incorporates design advances that deal specifically with digital and digital/analog hybrid wireless transmission; comes in standard and reduced sensitivity models.
HiQnet System Architect v1.9
Free download delivers new features for the network configuration and control protocol; includes new tools for network troubleshooting, file compression and management and advanced control panel customization; creates a backup log of any IP address changes and assists in resolving network configuration errors; enables users to expand and explore the contents of a saved file and edit individual custom panels in an XML editor and update images offline.
Pro Tools 8
Music creation and audio production software offers an enhanced feature set with updated user interface, more than 70 bundled plug-ins and virtual instruments, fully-integrated MIDI and score editors and an expanded array of editing features for music and post-productions applications; includes a collection of music creation and sound-processing plug-ins with 20 new effects and five new virtual instruments as well as an 8GB bundle of high-quality loops; features enhanced controller integration with Digidesign and M-Audio control surfaces, ICON control surface enhancements and HD QuickTime support on Mac OS X.
Master control system provides full-function access to remote camera and receive site equipment; touch-screen interface lets operators control TrollCam camera systems as well as S750 and TS-940SL remote site controllers at multiple locations; software navigates from one receive site to the next with the click of a button; includes a rack-mountable PC and 17in touch-screen monitor.
Eight-drive RAID SATA storage system with built-in SAS expander enables connection of up to 16 eight-drive enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller; provides the speed required for working with uncompressed 10-bit 1080 HD video and the data security and monitoring needed in a large RAID system; supports RAID 5 and 6; yields read and write file transfer speeds of up to 680MB/s and 640MB/s, respectively.
OpenVision Content Creator v4.5
Digital content creation tool is built around an open systems solution and supports EGT encoders and Rhozet transcoders; produces standards-compliant CableLabs VOD 1.1 content as well as H.264 video for IPTV distribution; enables the transcoding of programming and promotional video for delivery to broadband outlets and mobile devices.
Li-Ion 110Wh, 14.8V battery relies on high-capacity cells to offer increased run time without increase in size or weight; delivers enough power for multiday shoots, depending on the size of the camera and lighting needed, and is small enough to fit in a camera bag; features impact-resistant casing, advanced internal features to guard against damage and a power and time display that counts down in one-minute increments.
+44 20 8543 3131;www.paguk.com
Part of BitBand's CDN solution, the solid-state, flash-based video server with high streaming throughput is designed for service providers deploying IPTV services; offers the cost-effectiveness of solid-state and flexible interoperability with off-the-shelf hardware.
Entry-level on-camera prompter series weighs 18lbs and features 17in VGA displays, fold-down mirror/soft hood assembly and easy-mount support hardware; packages include either Listec A-6000WIN or EZPrompt software, with image reversal for correct text reflection, and allow for control by a prompter operator or the speaker/presenter.
Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2+ residential gateway enables broadband customers to move HD multimedia content within the home network via an integrated GigE switch as well as with an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point capable of throughput in excess of 100Mb/s; features an integrated four-port 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet switch with an additional 10/100/1000 FlexPort that can operate as a fifth LAN port or a GigE WAN port for FTTH applications; compliant with the Broadband Forum's TR-069 CPE WAN management protocol for secure remote management.
Closed-captioning encoders feature Active Format Descriptor (AFD) insertion capabilities; HD480 offers an AFD switching solution that supports manual encoding of fixed-pattern AFD from presets or dynamic control from an automation server over a local TCP/IP network; allows broadcasters to create rules for selecting their preferred source of AFD data; enables use of a private CEA-608 XDS protocol for carrying/recovering AFD codes; HD485 meets AFD ingest specs with a Windows-based VANC insertion module; includes a full preset library that covers all legal AFD codes.
Vision III Imaging
Technology enhances standard 35mm film, broadcast video and HD and CG images; scanning technology improves video quality and makes images stand out from the background; enables images to be viewed on all standard displays including televisions, film projectors, computer monitors, cell phones and PDAs without any special viewing equipment.
Media encoding software now available for both Mac and Windows platforms; brings watch folders to Episode desktop products for users; provides universal transcoding between virtually any video and audio format; can convert files for post production or produce files for the Web and mobile devices in SD/HD; offers extended MXF decode/encode support; expands support for broadcast workflows and playout servers such as Avid, Omneon and K2.
Front Porch Digital
Consolidates SAMMA Systems Solo, DIVArchive and DIVAdirector into a scalable system for migrating content from legacy videotape to high-density data tape; uses a SAMMA robot to provide real-time simultaneous encoding of content stored on videotape into digital files then leverages the DIVArchive system to store and protect the files; incorporates DIVAdirector to provide desktop access to stored content; supports encoding formats ranging from uncompressed through lossless JPEG2000 compressed for archive to MPEG-2, DV for editing and H.264 for proxy viewing.
HD/SD channel-branding system provides dedicated EAS presentation downstream of an existing master control switcher; accepts EAS text and audio messages from an EAS decoder and performs keying as well as audio message presentation without additional equipment; features two keyers, an internal logo generator and an audio clip store.
V-Tune Pro HD Aurora Multimedia
High-performance TV tuner is LAN addressable, IPTV ready and capable of decoding MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264; delivers tuning solution for any integrated system, whether it requires legacy NTSC tuning or ATSC/QAM capability; features RS-232 command sets as well as IP-based control for networked arrays; supports composite, component, RGB and HDMI video and unbalanced RCA and SPDIF coaxial digital audio.
+1 732 591 5800;www.auroramultimedia.com
Artel Video Systems
Element management system module with integrated power supply fits in one of two power supply slots in the DL4000 video transport system chassis; provides monitoring, management and firmware upgrade capabilities; supports an SNMPV2 or HTTP interface; monitoring function gives a complete view of the chassis including receive and transmit light power, status of incoming video signals and configurations.
+1 978 263 5775;www.artel.com
Klassic Traveler Kit
Offers Klassic six-section graphite boom pole; K-Mount mic suspension and slip-on Fuzzy windscreen; Klassic ranges from 221cm to 56cm, is crafted of high-density graphite fiber and comes outfitted with an internal coiled cable and a bottom XLR connector; K-Mount features ruggedness of a shock mount and isolation of professional systems and four-point polymer mic suspenders precisely fitted; Fuzzy features faux fur exterior and tightly woven fabric backing and comes in small, medium and large sizes.
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