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Discreet's 3ds max 5, Panasonic's AJ-SDC915, Ai's Quantum plus other new products.
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RATE COMPRESSOR

Scientific-Atlanta Transis: stand-alone device enables reductions in the bit rate of programs received in the headend; operators can squeeze more revenue-generating services into one multiplexed transport stream; optimizes bandwidth usage; can handle a flexible number of channels; can limit the rates of individual programs independently; works with existing MPEG- or DVB-compliant remultiplexers and transport streams.
770-236-5000;www.scientificatlanta.com

ANIMATION, MODELING AND RENDERING SOLUTION

Discreet 3ds max 5: offers users control over the creation, animation and management of characters; includes new floating licensing options, Spline IK Dope Sheet Editor and a new character-based animation management system; features radiosity, Toon Shading, Area Light Shadows and method for simulating high-resolution scenes on low-resolution geometry.
800-869-3504;www.discreet.com

DIGITAL SWITCHER

Sony DFS-700: can be incorporated into the production switcher for digital effects; capable of delivering 3-D, page turns and effects in an instant; includes standard with eight inputs — four SDI and four analog component; features option for true 3-D mapped effects and an option for second channel of digital effects; has more than 700 preset effects.
800-686-SONY;www.sony.com/professional

CAMERA

Panasonic AJ-SDC915: high-sensitivity 2/3-inch 520,000-pixel IT 3-CCD camcorder; switchable between 16:9 wide-screen or 4:3 aspect ratios; four-position ND/CC optical filter wheel allows on-location adjustment to the ambient light source; includes a programmable three-position gain switch to select from 12 settings.
800-528-8601;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

TRANSMITTER

Ai Quantum: IOT-equipped transmitter incorporates Rohde & Schwarz technology; features a remote parameter monitoring and control system;single-cabinet version available for power levels up to 30 kW; purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting Group to replace or upgrade transmitters in group stations.
888-881-4447;www.acrodyne.com

PRODUCTION SWITCHER

Pinnacle Systems PDS 6000: includes six internal full-function 3-D DVEs, 15 video or key inputs standard, expandable to 36; has 13 internal four-page framestores for 56 frames of online storage; features YUV color correction, lower power consumption and an independent proc amp control for every input.
650-526-1600;www.pinnaclesys.com

DESKTOP VIDEO SYSTEM

Leitch BrowseCutter: supports a large number of users working simultaneously on shared content; enables cuts editing of audio and video at desktops across user's VR network; features instant preview of rough cuts, frame-accurate editing and audio-follow-video cutting with two audio tracks; can browse the station's entire online video library; can export edit decisions list (EDL) directly to NEWSFlash editing system.
800-387-0233;www.leitch.com

GRAPHICS INSERTION SYSTEM

AR-Vision AR-CAST: provides real-time, digital insertion of computer-generated virtual images for sports and other broadcast applications; allows users to graphically represent game follow-up information such as team logos and scores, 2-D and 3-D special effects, and animation; offers automatic tracking and image processing with sub-pixel accuracy.
+82 42 471 1202;www.ar-vision.com

TV AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Etere Automation: software automates recording, compiling and publishing schedules, and archiving; playlist can be modified from a remote location; upgraded fault tolerance available in four versions — clone, backup, backup one to many, or distributed architecture.
978-897-4240;www.etere.com