SATA Quad interface drive provides connectivity for USB 2.0, FireWire 400 (via supplied 800-400 cable), FireWire 800 and eSATA ports in a single unit; maximizes the performance of a single-disk external storage solution with data transfer rates exceeding 90MB/s; supports the latest eSATAII drive technology with drive capacities of 160GB to 1TB; includes the Digidesign Pro Tools-compliant Oxford 924 FireWire chipset, internal power supply and cooling fan.
HD 5.1 surround-sound production elements library includes imaging elements, compositions, drones and trailers created in Blastwave, Radio Meltdown, Drones and Spoilers on six DVDs; features sounds recorded in 24-bit 96K and delivered as 24-bit 48K broadcast .WAV files with an MP3 for quick reference; can be clicked and dragged onto any hard drive and is cataloged with embedded metadata.
Power Distribution Units
New line of RoHS-compliant basic and metered PDUs consists of 39 new models available in 120V, 208V and 208V three-phase configurations and in 15A, 20A, 30A, 50A and 60A; metered PDUs provide a quick visual reading of the load at the PDU for easy balancing when connecting equipment, and three-phase metered PDUs include an individual current meter for each phase.
Control cable kit
Solderless control cable kit for projectors and cameras in female DB9 and male DB9 configurations eliminates the need to solder on a D-sub connector; consists of a 3ft cable with a male eight-pin, mini-din on one end and a blunt cut on the other, DB9 female/male to terminal block, the CD-MX915H MaxBlox hood and a spec sheet showing the conductor color code to each pin.
Camera control unit allows easy remote operation of many makes and models of broadcast cameras; features five programmable camera-select buttons on the 354mm × 102mm × 60mm controller and a variety of interface modules; panel controls include 12 foxed-operation buttons, two menu selection buttons and four menu display function adjusters, as well as six variable control knobs.
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High-res digital/analog, computer/video scaler and seamless switcher features four universal A/V inputs, including one DVI and three outputs: one analog, one DVI for the main and one analog for the preview; provides a high-quality image with a digital decoder, improved 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down circuitry, auto adaptive pixel by pixel 3-D motion compensation, time base corrector, frame rate converter and follower; includes dual RS-232 com port.
Audio module automatically senses an HD or SD input signal and de-embeds eight AES, detects and decodes Dolby E or AC-3, provides handles for video and audio delay and re-embeds the decoded 5.1 audio into the video VANC signal; provides two slots, audio mixing options and serial metadata output; is SNMP-enabled.
Universal camera clamp adapter kit converts the existing camera microphone clamp to a standard 3/8in-16 thread; allows a user to better position the microphone away from the camera to better isolate it from the camera's sounds and vibrations; fits most DV camera microphone clamps; includes two rubber sleeves to accommodate clamps of different sizes.
Power filter kit integrates with Chief's flat-panel wall mounts, extension columns and in-wall accessories for fast installation; provides surge protection up to 1890J, overvoltage protection shutoff and noise filtering; includes two outlets and a 61cm power cord.
Multifunctional camera support system for range of Mini DV to HDV camcorders features tripod with 75mm cowl with single-stage legs for a vertical height range of 27in to 56in; transforms into HiPod capable of telescoping vertically to a variable lens height of more than 8ft; includes TriSpread midlevel spreader with its own 75mm bowl that becomes a single-stage baby tripod with a range of 8in to 19in; telescoping center column removes from the tripod to function as a monopod with a range of 34in to 62in.
Free plug-in for any system compatible with the Aura paint and 2-D animation program allows users to generate real-time video scaling for virtual on-set monitors and video walls; enables users to layer live video in projects that support reflections, shadows, warping and more; lets users automatically generate and assign LiveSet preview icons.
Solid-state recorder offers recording and playback in a range of HD formats, including 1080p (native), 1080i and 720p as well as SD; records in independent frame DVCPRO HD/50/25 and DV formats, as well as 1920 × 1080 AVC-Intra; offers up/down/cross and aspect conversion; features eight 16-bit digital audio channels, including 5.1 channel surround sound with audio split/dubbing options.
Multichannel 192KHz-capable FireWire computer interface offers eight simultaneous balanced analog inputs, four line-level jack ins and four autosensing mic/line Neutrik combination jacks; allows the signal at the mic-level inputs to be boosted by up to 60dB in single increments; includes a built-in mixer, a switchable SPDIF/AES-EBU stereo digital input and an eight-channel ADAT optical input.
Software provides for easy upload of video from a mobile phone into an existing newsroom workflow without additional degradation of the content quality for transferring it over mobile networks; runs directly on a variety of mobile multimedia phones such as the Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola models; allows users to employ a dedicated J2ME application or the phone's own browser (WAP or XHTML) to upload content; creates an image index on the phone sorted by time stamp; provides metadata templates.
Content delivery confirmation system deploys systems directly in consumer homes that can automatically capture aired programs in their entirety; server installed in the master broadcasting facility uses an algorithm to compare the stream for the consumer's location with the master broadcast stream; identifies anomalies that drop below the predefined threshold and automatically alerts the broadcaster.
Baron Tornado Index
Tornado detection technology ranks on a scale 0-10 the likelihood of a tornado in any given storm; uses proprietary algorithms combined with high-res radar data and mesoscale models; displays results with color-coded shear marked; enables meteorologists to monitor the progression of a storm's development and focus on areas that are at the highest risk of a tornado outbreak.
Deva Software 4.0
Includes the capability for simultaneous multidisk recording and background disk copying, which allows sound professionals to copy audio files to a common delivery media such as DVD-RAM while a live recording is in progress; features a full effects package that includes three-band EQ, two notch filters per channel, a soft knee compressor and delay.
Series of production switcher control panels expands with 1M and 2M models, which offer 24 crosspoint buttons, and the 2X, which offers 32 crosspoint buttons; control up to four MEs of video processing and connect to the Ross MD and MD-X Live Production Engine chassis; features include OverDrive compatibility, a built-in hard drive, up to 96 inputs and 48 outputs, and 19 classes of external device control.