The NAB show is a gathering place for broadcasters wanting to learn more about their industry. Not only does it provide the opportunity to see new technology firsthand, but it also offers attendees the chance to get together and have questions answered on technology and policy. For instance, at the FCC Chairman’s Breakfast, Chairman Powell and Sam Donaldson will discuss issues facing broadcasters, including the FCC’s ownership proceeding and the digital transition. Another source of answers is the Regulatory Face-Off, moderated by John Cochran of ABC News, where FCC Commissioners and the NTIA Secretary of Commerce’s tackle broadcasting issues.
Attendees can also take advantage of a number of conferences targeted specifically to their needs, whether their area is broadcast, television management or multimedia.
And of course, at the center of NAB is the technology. Vendors come from all across the country to display new solutions and updated favorites, giving broadcasters the chance to shop for a wide range of new tools for their stations.
Every year, the Broadcast Engineering staff provides comprehensive coverage to help our readers make the most of the annual chaos.
First, we announce the winners of our second annual Excellence Awards competition. These facilities will be recognized at NAB 2003 for their achievement as a network facility, automation facility, new facility, audio facility, RF facility, or new studio.
Next, our FASTtrack section makes navigation easier. This year’s show is losing the Sands Hall, but gaining space in the new South Hall. That means attendees have a lot of ground to cover, and the myriad of sights and sounds on the show floor can sometimes be overwhelming. The FASTtrack section is organized to help attendees find their way right to the vendors they want to see – whether they are looking for routers or cameras. Vendors are divided into categories, and then listed geographically for quick reference.
Finally, our DTV Marketplace puts this year’s offerings into perspective. Browse more than 60 pages of products and photos (our biggest listing yet!) to build your shopping list.
Audio consoles, mixers, microphones and accessories
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Klotz Digital VADIS D.C.II
Mid-priced console designed for live broadcasting and production applications; has four stereo buses with various mix-minus DSP options; monitoring outputs include cue, studio, control room and headphone, each with their own source selects.
AES DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Sigma Electronics OctaStream family
Consists of the DA5320 mixer and subframe router, the DA5315 vraible delay compensator, the DA5325 sample rate converter and the SG5605 audio reference generator; the series is designed for the S5000 signal management frame which allows unrestricted access to all modules and is capable of hot-swapping all modules and power supplies.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic C100
Features Centuri processing technology which includes fault tolerance, self healing DSP and hot swappable components; through the master control channel users have access to all channel controls; control linking enables a range of configuration functions to be linked to a specific input or output.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic Avant Plus
Has the HS control processor implemented on the Avant Plus; features premix masters, where six or eight premix channels can be stacked beneath individual premix master faders; allows for multiple sets of rotary, switched and fader-driven controls and surround panning using a pen and tablet surface.
Allows adjustable M-S stereo imaging via an independent dual capsule system; has rugged brass housing; facilitates consistent and accurate performance over temperature extremes; makes recordings future-proof by documenting directional information for use in future stereo mixes.
Sennheiser MKE Platinum
Reduced size subminiature condenser lavalier has an ultra thin cable, with only 1mm thickness and low capacitance manufactured with Kevlar wrapped copper core; optimized high-end response provides more headroom at the bodypack; has improved rejection of handling nose and an embossed “umbrella” diaphragm that protects the microphone against moisture and sweat.
Has four to 52 faders with sample rate converters on each input, onboard 24-bit A/D conversion; can route any source to any fader, integral dynamics EQ functions and snapshot recalls; includes mix-minus, monitoring and talkback capability with stereo, mono and subgroup outputs.
DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE
Studer D950 M2 V3.0
Features AutoTouch Plus automation and an enhanced router; faders and knobs are touch-sensitive and can be automated; audition modes allow a control value to be first auditioned and then punched into automation record, either locally or globally; the mix edit facility permits the editing and copying of automation data of faders.
Four-bus; has 28 or 32 mainframe inputs, A&D I/Os, VU metering, dual source inputs, optional line selectors phone modules and open bus architecture; features full logic, opto-isolated machine control, built-in TB, cue, headphone, clock and timer; switchable daughter cards allow varying sources and signal rate within the same mainframe.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
AMS Neve Libra Live series
Features new XSP DSP processing for more processing power; new channel module option with a 30mm fader pitch allows 64 faders to be fitted in the same space as a traditional 48-fader console; new console frame offers space in the meterbridge for more meter options.
DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTER
Audioarts Engineering ADR-32
Compact rackmount digital audio router features front-panel X-Y control and a built-in monitor speaker; designed to interface with Wheatstone and Audioarts digital console source display strips; can be populated with modular I/O cards for up to 32×32 matrix; two RS-485 ports provide links for communications, consoles and automation systems; optional event scheduler software available.
Operates on standard 48V phantom power — eliminating the need for a separate power supply and cable; features a new large-diameter diaphragm cardioid condenser element and a precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element; tubes are hand-selected and aged, and shock-mounted to dampen mechanically induced vibration.
Portable, two-channel field mixer; battery-operated mixer can be attached directly to a camera; features XLR inputs and outputs for larger cameras, in addition to a mini-plug output for mini-DV cameras; also features two balanced XLR mic/line switchable outputs.
DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE
Calrec Alpha 100
Console features up to 96 stereo/48 mono channels; two-layer design allows for channel path per fader or dual path arrangement; provides eight stereo or mono groups, four main outputs (configurable for 5.1, LT/RT or stereo) and mix-minus output per channel; console offers 48 multitrack/IFB outputs and 20 auxiliary outputs.
+44 142 284 2159;www.calrec.com
DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE
Calrec Sigma 100
Available in four cost-effective processing/input configurations, three frame sizes and a variety of optional input and output interfaces; four-band EQ and high and low pass filters on all channels; other features include surround panning and monitoring, and comprehensive metering and talkback facilities.
+44 142 284 2159;www.calrec.com
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Euphonix Max Air
96-channel digital mixing system; designed for on-air, live-to-tape broadcast and OB applications; includes hardware redundancy and software diagnostics; uses the same DSP core and converters as the System 5-B and also shares much of the same control surface software.
Plug-in modular design houses up to 23 input channels with dual-caller support; two studios, two headphones, built-in CUE speaker clock and timer, VU meter pairs, two stereo and two mono outputs; hinged meterbridge provides instant DB-25 I/O and programming dipswitch access.
AUDIO ROUTING SWITCHER
Thomson Grass Valley Apex
Multiformat capabilities include support for AES digital audio, multiple audio distribution interface and Dolby E formats; features a redundant TDM matrix card system to keep signals moving through a facility without interruption, a silent-switching design to minimize unwanted clicks and pops, support for multiple control systems, and proactive monitoring based on SNMP.
Dolby Laboratories LM100
Measures the loudness of “speech” contained within broadcast programming; four digital sources, the unit indicates the measured loudness level in dB, relative to 0dBFS; for analog signals, the measured loudness level is relative to a user-definable operating level; new intelligent dialog measurement allows more accurate loudness control, as well as a software remote control.
DIGITAL LIVE ON-AIR CONSOLE
Harrison by GLW TVD-SL
Offers 33mm fader spacing and an eight-character channel display; up to 21 optional high-resolution 6.4-inch LCD monitors can display a station's video sources; all signal processing is full 40-bit floating point with 40-bit internal architecture, 24-bit A-D/D-A conversion (96kHz capable).
Booths: N2666, SU502
SURROUND SOUND ENCODER
Dolby Laboratories Pro Logic II
Provides viewers 5-channel matrix surround sound experience over any stereo medium; the DP563 Dolby surround encoder now can be upgraded to include real-time encoding capability for Pro Logic II; a plug-in solution for audio workstations also will be available to support the rollout of Pro Logic II encoding.
WIRELESS MIC SYSTEM
Lectrosonics 700 series
Offers CD-quality audio with response to 20kHz, a digital RF link operating on standard UHF frequencies and encryption for applications requiring a high level of security.
ANALOG BROADCAST CONSOLE
Harrison by GLW Pro-950EX
Six frame sizes are available; features include 16 dual 8×1 mono input preselectors, mono or stereo patch insert switch per input module, four electronically switched mix-minus feeds with talkback, and balance or pan per input module; all console inputs and outputs are differentially balanced with all main signals interfaced via XLR connectors.
Booths: N2666, SU502
DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTER
Offers mixed digital and analog I/O, 256×256 building block, and linear expansion to 2048×2048 channels; supports mono channel switching.
Logitek Electronic Systems Audio Engine
Upgrade to Version 3 firmware; implements direct routing capabilities of new audio cards; provides more stand-alone router functions; expands mix-minus buses to 24; now provides eight stereo mix buses.
AUTOMATION AND NEWSROOM SYSTEMS
OFF-AIR DTV CHANNEL MANAGER
Triveni Digital StreamBridge AG
Grooms both programs and metadata from terrestrial DTV streams and customizes them for cable headend delivery; optimizes streams to decrease the bandwidth used for PSIP; supports multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously; merges, filters and translates ATSC PSIP and MPEG-2 PSI tables; is now shipping.
Digital Media Technologies PLAYBOX
Software product line for file-based TV workflow implementation; different PLAYBOX modules handle the MPEG-2 capturing, metadata insertion, playlist creation, 24/7 on-air playout and interactive CG management.
+359 88 510272;www.playbox.tv
DTV DATACASTING SYSTEM
Triveni Digital Skyscraper
Manages data to be broadcast through the digital television infrastructure; includes new features for receiver targeting, encryption and support for multi-station networks; schedule content for distribution simultaneously through many DTV broadcast streams in a multi-station network.
TV NEWS MANAGEMENT
Dalet Digital Media Systems DaletPlus News Production
Delivers real-time access and editing of video, audio, wires, stills, feeds and CGs to journalists' desktops over a standard IT network; enables news directors to monitor stories from planning to broadcast; supports MPEG-2, DV and DVCPRO.
Pharos Communications Almanac
Scheduled event-based management system that is Web-enabled to allow clients to make bookings; the system offers timed switching, automated record and playback; it also allows switching, archiving and duplication from the desktop.
+44 0 118 950 2323;www.pharos-comms.com
Sundance Digital solution for asset management
Enable facility users to classify, disseminate, organize and manage their media asset management information; available for Fast Break Automation, Titan and Newslink.
PC-based product delivers graphics to support breaking news stories; optimized for urban traffic and public safety stories; includes high-resolution photographic urban maps of a station's DMA, as well as schematic base maps showing major highways, rivers and political boundaries; can be updated instantly with new information.
Provides reporting and business intelligence using data from Encoda Deluxe, turnkey and traditional products; Web-based ASP application consolidates data across departments and stations.
AccuWeather Feature Graphics Archive
CD features more than 1200 high-resolution graphics that can be used to enhance television weather presentations, categorized for easy retrieval; reusable, customizable graphics cover a number of weather events, including tornados, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winter storms, holidays and marine weather; available via subscription.
Sundance Digital Newslink
Integrated with Avid, it manages newsroom workflow and live, on-air broadcast; includes a Producer's Rundown functionality to facilitate manual story list creation and on-air device management.
ParkerVision PVTV NEWS CR4000
Features advanced software that simplifies the user interface for single operator control; capabilities include expanded video, and keyer, audio and control features; improves upon the Transition Macro timeline management and workflow processes of previous PVTV systems.
NEWS ANALYSIS TOOL
Telestream Media Capture
Automates recording of multiple live video feeds and metadata; search, organize, view and share media from the user's desktop; encodes and stores media in Windows Media 9 format; includes a single, multi-function tool that provides easier access to all aired content.
ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE
Florical Systems AirGuide
Information from the AirBoss on-air presentation system is automatically passed to AirGuide, which then distributes the information to a PSIP encoder to be added to the DTV transmission or a program guide on the station's Web page on the Internet; designed to facilitate the multichannel environment.
Pathfire Digital Media Gateway (DMG)
The DMG platform allows broadcasters to aggregate content from a variety of sources; minimizes the need to schedule or monitor satellite feeds, reduces the need for tape, integrates with other station gear and streamlines station workflow.
Radamec Broadcast Systems ARC 2000
Provides a clear, distinctive visual display with interactive touch-screen operation; comprises of a 19 inches × 3U operator control panel, a touch-screen monitor and a 19 inches × 4U panel control unit; flexible architecture allows interfacing to studio automation systems or control of camera CCU functions.
Smaller multichannel automation controller designed for systems where the number of controlled devices is limited and multichannel operation is required; full-featured, but limited to controlling six program schedules.
Expandable control of all television and cable broadcast functions; multichannel scheduling and logging, record schedule control, video server ingest and clip trimming, and remote control via IP and full centralcasting control.
Upgrade offers new graphic elements for severe weather reporting; new enhanced infrared satellite views allow meteorologists to customize the colorization on storm cloud images; new CityVision capability allows stations to present next-day forecasts through photographic-quality animations of weather conditions against a backdrop of their DMA's skyline; improved system can record up to 12 time-lapse movies simultaneously from different locations; automated Web module enables stations to publish multiple Web images and movies in any desired format, compression rate and resolution.
Reassign playlist control via its graphical user interface; includes new ProgramView Lo-Res; with Telestream, it automatically converts all media ingested to the video server into browseable MPEG-1 proxy format, which may then be frame-accurately trimmed or converted into sub-ID clips.
Pixel Power PixelBrowser
Web-based browser is an open standards-based software solution to the problem of browsing and searching still picture, video clip and character generator page assets in a broadcast environment; using only a common Web browser, staff can search the library of stills, clips and pages, and drag and drop images to create a playlist; “Location Scripting” feature can be used to automate asset ingest and conversion, still number allocation and will send e-mail or SMTP messages to newsroom staff when a new still is available; no per set license fee.
MEDIA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
BBC Technology Broadcast Network Control
Provides control across all areas of distributed broadcast operations from one uniform interface; enables control of equipment in remote areas; runs on standard PC hardware and operating systems; system is modular, configurable and scalable.
+44 20 776 52295;www.bbc.co.uk
PLAYLIST PLAYOUT SYSTEM
DNF Controls 3040P
Provides a means to create, download, edit and control playback of video clip sequences; in the event of an on-air automation failure, it takes control of the server and continues the playlist from the point of failure; new option allows playlists to be downloaded from traffic systems.
MEDIA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
BBC Technology Broadcast News and Sports
Scalable, enterprise and collaborative solution; automates the production and playout process for newsrooms, sports production centers and other real-time environments; provides access to material within a few frames of ingest; central and local news teams can access media at the same time; combines tools from BBC Technology with Quantel storage and editing systems and other third-party systems; allows ingest, encoding and management of video in a variety of resolutions; features live access to archive material at the desktop.
+44 20 776 52295;www.bbc.co.uk
AD REVENUE SOFTWARE
Software links together all sales functions using a media company's network; eliminates the need to manually enter historic or pending business data; system components sync with the station's flow of advertising traffic.
Paris Hospitality Suite
Encoda Deluxe: Paradigm
Media platform features the ability to customize according to each client's practices; provides real-time integration of critical departments.
PACKAGED TV AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Florical Systems L100 and LT200
L100 provides a cost-effective entry into automation with a commercial insertion solution that includes on-air presentation, spot ingest and traffic schedule import and reconciliation; LT200 combines commercial insertion and program playback for one or two channels; both systems include two computer workstations.
Offers advanced machine control, the ability to store CGs with the script, and the synchronicity of words with pictures inside NewsCutter and Media Browse systems; ControlAir system controls up to 32 on-air playback devices.
Booths: RT606, SL300
MEDIA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Encoda Broadcast Master
Pre-packaged Windows-based business system manages the entire media process; can be implemented in approximately four weeks.
Chyron Pro-Bel Phantasia
Unit is based on industry-standard components, rather than on specialist hardware; flexible, multichannel solution is MPEG- and DV-compatible; can manage up to eight channels; additional eight-channel groups may be added.
Allows users to configure Avid iNews and Associated Press NCS to communicate with Deko via the MOS protocol; allows Deko graphics to be included in the newsroom's automated rundown.
Florical Systems ShareCasting
Can share broadcast control and origination between regional stations and a central control site; enhancements include “High Availability” system configurations designed to ensure against interruptions to the on-air program stream and “AutoSense” switching systems that automatically switch between control systems when contact with control components is lost.
AUTOMATED CLOSING SYSTEM
Broadcast Software Solutions SchoolTouch
Users can create custom prompts for school or business; works with all major CGs; WebView function automatically puts closings on station Web site; WebEntry function allows users to provide closing information via the Web.
MULTICHANNEL CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM
OmniBus Systems TX>Play
Fully scalable; offers a straightforward user interface, full integration with all broadcast processes, server and VTR control, and schedule creation.
+44 8705 004300;www.omnibus.tv
Cameras, lenses, support products
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony Electronics WLL-CA50
Converts a camcorder's digital video signal into a DVB-ASI MPEG-2 MP@ML bitstream and transmits it at 2.4GHz; transmission range is up to 2000 feet from a stationary camcorder or 650 feet from a camcorder moving at 35mph; pictures are encoded into an MPEG-2, 12Mb/s stream and then transmitted using an OFDM and error-correcting scheme.
OPTICAL DISC RECORDING SYSTEM
Sony Electronics Optical family
Consists of two camcorders and three decks; from the camcorder, newsgathering teams will be able to transfer the proxy information to laptop editors or back to the studio at up to 30 times faster than real time; field engineers will be able to transfer the high-resolution footage either as video or as a data file over IP networks; in the case of compact decks or studio decks, this proxy material will transfer at up to 50 times faster than real time; offers the choice of recording video with the DVCAM codec at 25Mb/s or the MPEG IMX codec at 30Mb/s, 40Mb/s or 50Mb/s.
Reduces the risk of wind buffeting and camera shake; “channel” leg sections are made of carbon/glass composite; is lightweight; lever action clamps are positioned adjacent to each other; ensures more secure locking; minimizes cable snags and accidental breaks.
A PORTABLE CAMERA
Sony Electronics HDC-F950
Captures a 1920×1080 digitally sampled image; this image is output as uncompressed 4:4:4 digital RGB high-definition video for direct connection via dual HD-SDI to Sony's new family of HDCAM SR recorders or third-party hard disk recorders; facilitates the picture capture rates of 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i and 59.94i; optional Windows PC software enables users to visually hand-tailor gamma curves via a graphical user interface on their computer; up to five distinct gamma curves can be saved onto Memory Stick media for immediate transfer to the camera.
LI-ION BATTERY SYSTEM
IDX ENDURA E-80
Digital Lithium ion battery system incorporates IDX's PowerLink feature — which allows two battery packs to be linked together to provide 164Wh of power at only 3.3 pounds; joining the line is the ET-8 tower charger for charging eight channels simultaneously.
BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Software provides detailed information on E-80 batteries; will soon provide information on E-50 batteries; each E-80 includes Digital Data Protocol, which stores complete battery information, including charge cycles, operating temperatures and high loads, in nonvolatile form.
Thales Angenieux Optimo 24-290 and Optimo 12×9.7HD
Optimo 24-290 has a focal range of 24-290mm and an aperture of T2.8, which provides for a large depth of field; produces contrast and color reproduction; Optimo 12×9.7HD incorporates an advanced optical design and proprietary high resolution glass; has an aperture speed of F1/4.
SERVO-CONTROLLED PAN/TILT HEADS
Telemetrics PT-CP-S2, PT-LP-S2 and PT-HP-S2
PT-CP-S2 is a compact pan/tilt head available with either top or side mounting platforms; PT-HP-S2 is an H-shaped pan/tilt head that's available with extended arms and yoke, and an optional slip ring to provide unimpeded and continuous 360-degree panning; PT-LP-S2 is an L-shaped pan/tilt head that works with applications using a teleprompter; a Virtual Studio option is available for PT-LP-S2 AND PT-HP-S2 only.
OConnor Engineering 2060Z
Capable of counterbalancing a 53-pound camera with an eight-inch center of gravity; ideal for use with the OConnor 2575.
Sachtler CamCrane EFP
For cameras up to 39.7 pounds; four towers and four outriggers stabilize the CamCrane EFP; tower and outrigger cables can be adjusted; the main pipe is telescopic; can be setup at a variety of lengths; adjustable in both the horizontal plane as the top and bottom views; scaling on the spindle enables the cameras to be moved or repositioned at the same angle.
CAMERA REMOTE CONTROL
Bogen Manfrotto 522 LANC
Remote control puts essential controls for most miniDV cameras — such as focus, record, zoom, backlight and fader — within easy reach; camera movement and recording controls can be operated with the same hand; allows switching between on and standby mode.
Anton/Bauer Dionic battery
Can be charged on any Interactive 200 or new TITAN series charger; time and state of charge indications are integrated into a single full-time display; determines remaining runtime regardless of battery capacity; automatically compensates for load and environmental conditions.
HD STUDIO CAMERA
Sony Electronics HDC-910
Comforms to the multiformat strategy of the HDC-900/950 camera family; uses camera control units that feature optional digital converter boards that can simultaneously deliver the alternative 1280×email@example.com HDTV output; features a combination of the switchable 50/60 HD camera head and optional downconverter plug-in boards in the camera CCU; can facilitate a cost-effective switchable 525/59.94 and 625/50 SD system; uses a Power HAD image sensor; vertical smear is held to — 125dB.
Aspen Electronics Aspekt chargers and Nexus battery system
New systems complement the NP format NHP-50 and NP-35 batteries, and the V-mount NHP-65 and NHP-100 batteries, along with the Phantom hot-swap accessory.
N Systems (NSI) Cam Pac
Improved version of the full-featured broadcast quality remote control camera system; provides all the functionality of a high-end broadcast camera and control unit when used in conjunction with NSI's MC5 remote control system.
Bogen Manfrotto 515MV
Features a die-cast aluminum crown with a built-in 100mm bowl interface, adjustable leg clamp levers and a floor spreader to aid tripod leg angle setting adjustments.
TRIPLE-DIGIT ZOOM LENS
Canon Digi Super 100×s
Features HD/SD capability, a speed of f/1.7 and Image Stabilizer technology; offers a focal length of 9.3mm to 930mm (18.6mm to 1860mm using the 2x extender).
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Link Research LinkXP2
Compact design operating at low power; uses MPEG diversity to maintain a robust signal; offers reduced end-to-end signal delay between the camera and the studio to 40ms.
+44 0 1923 244 233;www.linkres.co.uk
Operator-controllable selection of EFP-quality 4:2:2 sampled DVCPRO50 or classic 4:1:1 sampled DVCPRO recording, and native 16:9 widescreen or conventional 4:3 aspect ratios; first broadcast-grade standard-definition camcorder to offer filmlike 24fps progressive scan (480/24p) acquisition, in addition to 30fps progressive (480/30p) and 60 fields-per-second interlace scan capture; combines the “look and feel” of electronic film while maintaining low-cost NTSC compatible news and high-performance 525-line field production modes.
New 3CCD DV Proline camcorder featuring precision wide-angle Leica Dicomar lens; offering the same body style and many of the same features as the AG-DVX100 24p/30p/60i camcorder; focuses on 480i/60 (NTSC) applications; ultra-compact 4.2-pound unit is equipped with 1/3" 410,000-pixel 3CCD imagers that deliver more than 500 lines of horizontal resolution.
Thales Angenieux studio and remote/sports lenses
New line of six studio and sports lenses includes a new 70x HD lens with a focal range of 9.5mm to 665mm (22mm to 1330mm with a 2x extender); lenses feature Advanced Display System (ADS) allowing users to easily monitor lens settings and adjust digital functions including anti-breathing, f-stop and focus/zoom sensitivity; ADS indicates focal length, aperture, focus distance and depth of field.
Canon Digi HJ21×7.8B IRSD/IASD (shown above), HJ21×7.5B IRSD/IASD, and HJ11×4.7B IRSD/IASD
Lenses provide portable ENG/EFP production in HD or SD; features DigitalDrive.
ENG/EFP camera for SDTV; features 38-bit internal processing, 65dB signal-to-noise ratio and 750 TVL resolution, sensitivity of F11, low vertical smear of — 135dB, and 10W power consumption; available with either component triax or two-channel triax configurations.
OConnor Engineering 2575Z
Weighs 20 pounds; can counterbalance an 87-pound camera with an 8-inch center of gravity through a full +/-90-degree movement in the Z axis; cameras up to 150 pounds can be counterbalanced provided they have a lower center of gravity.
THREE-CMOS HIGH-DEFINITION CAMERA
JVC Professional HD-CMOS
Uses the next generation of Rockwell CMOS chips to deliver 1080i high-definition performance; features a compact size and remote control capability; ideal for studio situations or field broadcasting where unmanned cameras play a critical role.
HIGH-DEFINITION ENG LENS
2/3-inch format wide-angle lens; features an angle of 4.5mm with a 93.6-degree horizontal field of view; the BERM version has a 2x extender and manual focus servo zoom; the BERD version features a 2x extender, servo focus and servo zoom.
CINE-STYLE ZOOM LENS
Features a 4.5mm focal length at its widest end; provides a 93.6-degree horizontal field of view and focus rotation up to 280 degrees for easier and more exact focusing, with little focus breathing.
CGs, prompters, captioning, logo inserters
GENERATORS AND LOGO INSERTERS
Leitch LogoMotion II
Next generation of LogoMotion products available in analog, SD and HD formats; can insert up to four logos at once; layers may be static logos, animated logos, digital clock, analog clock or an external key/fill source; layers may be any size and positioned anywhere on the screen, and up to 999 logos can be instantly accessible online; other features include four-channel AES capability, support of multiple graphics formats, Ethernet network connectivity for logo interchange and full CCS compatibility; card-based product using the NEO Platform.
SysMedia WinCaps software
Has multi-language capabilities; offers a time-saving automatic DVD output and support for the latest nonlinear browse video formats; features speech recognition tools, automatic newsroom system interfaces, text/subtitle conversion and on-air timing rules.
+44 1293 814 200;www.sysmedia.com
New version can operate as a stand-alone system or can be networked to a range of automated newsroom systems, including ENPS, NewStar, Dalet/A.N.N. Open Media, Avid iNews and AP Newscentre; able to operate in any language supported by Windows and Unicode; prompter text can be output as data for closed captioning; new PCI PromptCard has full NTSC or PAL color capability.
+44 207 538 1427;www.bdlautoscript.com
Pinnacle FXDeko II
New features include integration with MOS and NRCS, clip sizing and DV file import, and improved automation and template focus.
Listec Video ST-2020 SpectraLite
Lightweight composite flat-panel studio prompter features a wide-angle mirror/hood assembly and can be configured to support portable style or full-size studio cameras; complementary 15-inch or 20-inch below-prompter video return assembly.
CHARACTER GENERATOR AND GRAPHICS SYSTEM
Broadcast Software Solutions CGXPress+
Allows the creation of time and temperature graphics, EAS, logos and continuous crawls; features an XPress automation interface so station automation system can control the CGXPress; provides support for 16 Digital pcCodi GPIs; all GPIs are user-assignable; provides support for the new EAS codes; iTEMP! feature allows station to get official NWS temparature data.
Single-channel CG suited for local broadcasters or larger facilities needing additional Deko seats; delivers layer-based motion controls; supports options including the ClipDeko internal clip player and the new DekoObjex option; features intelligent capabilities such as shrink-to-fit and design features like fonts and details.
Pixel Power Clarity2
New enhanced I/O capability for dual-channel Clarity2 includes eight audio channels, full support for embedded and AES/EBU audio, relay bypass for the dual downstream keyers on video and key, and dual SDI preview outputs with keys.
VIDEO TIME/DATE INSERTER
Inserts time and date into video (NTSC/PAL or S-video); features include switchable background mask, and keyed or transparent display as well as variable character size and position.
Pinnacle Vortex LN
Includes two I/O stations and two SuiteEdit edit stations offering tape-to-timeline live editing, RT simple effects, and metadata logging and search; provides 80 hours of RAID-protected storage; options include Liquid craft editing, MOS, browsing and playout GUI.
Avid NewsCutter Effects
Supports DV25, DV50 and D10 MPEG formats; can interface with both SDI and SDTI protocols; integrates with linear acquisition systems such as Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, DVCPRO or S-VHS; fits into any existing linear or nonlinear news production environment when connected to Avid Unity for News.
Booths: RT606, SL300
Canopus Edius NLE
Software for use with DVRex RT Professional and DVStorm2 editing solutions; offers multitrack editing, transition support and voice-over recording; features three- and four-point editing, real-time output and comprehensive clip management.
BUF Technology VTC-400
New firmware for the multi-VTR editing controller features arming of eight audio tracks for insert edits; new auto switch mode grabs control of six VTRs for jog/shuttle, then automatically switches control back to another external controller; new GPI backspace editing feature allows backspace editing on up to 10 VTRs via GPI contact closures during hands-on control of others.
Media 100 844/X version 2 finishing release
Expands 844/X on many fronts with new tool sets for color correction, unlimited-layer compositing, editing and audio; features a newly engineered color correction tool set that delivers high precision and real-time speed, enabling users to view and interactively adjust and match the color values of clips instantly and accurately; GenesisEngine color correction employs 10-bit quantization throughout and computational precision up to 31 bits while processing in real time up to four uncompressed video streams simultaneously.
Professional mobile editing solution designed for remote location production; provides three streams of real-time DV output and the Rextor NLE.
NETWORKED EDITING SYSTEM
Pinnacle Thunder-Liquid purple
Networked solution for editing, composing, finishing and playing on-air in DV25 mode; several Liquid purple editing solutions are integrated with a Thunder server to provide access to clips and stills online for the production of promos, news, live sports coverage and graphics.
Editing solution for news and sports production; both Gigabit-based online systems and 100baseT “browse-editing” configurations are available; users can edit using drag-and-drop functions, or record voice-overs at desktop workstations; provides local preview.
Laird Telemedia LTM-ER2
Enhancements include improved bandwidth, built-in VTR dubbing and a completely modular design; provides TV studios and post facilities with a solution for switching multiple source devices into NLE systems; offers editors an alternative to patchbays or multiformat routers.
Capable of real-time 2K performance; delivers open-standard platform and performance of dedicated hardware; allows iQ systems to share and integrate workflow with other systems; allows future hardware development without rewriting existing applications.
OmniBus Systems HeadLine Media Editor Series
Intuitive user interface allows operators to cut packages quickly and easily; voice-over and audio level control options are available.
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Graphic user interface and control allows nonlinear editing with as few as one server channel, up to 80 channels from multiple servers and VTRs; includes applications for sports highlighting, simultaneous acquisition, playout for news and sports, creation of sub-clips and sequences for automation systems, multi-screen multimedia presentations, and reformatting of syndicated shows.
Resolution Coexistence allows material of any resolution, color space and bit depth to be loaded without the need to restart or partition the disk; timeline interface provides easy access to editing tools; comes with RAID disk protection; supports 16-bit processing with Quantel's Dynamic Rounding.
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Leitch dps VelocityQ
Features include real-time, full-quality playback of four video streams, six graphics streams and four channels of real-time 3-D DVE; highlights include a new interface style, over 100 editing refinements and enhanced integration with Leitch VR servers.
“The Power of X” architecture leverages the scalable power of the CPU for real-time video editing; features real-time DV and MPEG-2 output, three-way color correction, chroma keying, and motion control, and an array of Matrox Flex 3D-powered real-time effects.
An IEEE 1394-equipped laptop computer-based news editing system; consists of a specially configured Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptop computer with news editing software developed from the newsBYTE news NLE system; news-oriented software includes an easy-to-use “direct command” GUI, Edit Decision List (EDL) and title generator; system options include external jog pad and audio fader modules connected via USB interface to the TOUGHBOOK.
Graphics, virtual sets, film systems
CHARACTER ANIMATION SOFTWARE
Discreet character studio 4
Advancements include dynamics-based mixing, which provides propagation of dynamic balancing from the upper body to the lower body; constraint-based mixdowns, which allow animators to mix down nonlinear sequences into a single clip while satisfying feet IK and knee-joint motion constraints; and Quaternion function curves, which give users a more exact method of fluidly controlling character joint rotation.
vizrt | conductor
Allows multiple clients to render graphics on a shared cluster of viz | engine servers; viz | engine servers in the cluster can be dynamically configured from a remote graphical interface; monitor the progress of the render jobs in the queue.
GRAPHICS DESIGN INTERFACE
vizrt iz | artist 3.0
Features an extended Plug-in API, scripting language support, an advanced animation editor, font style editor and extended remote control capabilities; graphic files may be transferred to any platform for modeling and or playback display of video.
GRAPHICS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
VertigoXmedia Product X
Build professional on-air graphics, link on-air elements to live data sources and create fully customized operator control screens, in one step; features a gallery of professional broadcast elements; supports CG platforms; generates broadcast graphics for multiple devices automatically; integrates with multiple simultaneous live data sources, including data feeds, network databases and Internet Web pages.
Video Design Software Twister Paint Station
Features R/W Photoshop layers; available in either a rack-mount or tower configuration; has direct connection/file support for devices such as Chyron, Aprisa, Pinnacle, Avid and Quantel.
Single-channel system uses Lyric software to deliver graphics as a fully integrated Digital pcCODI in a 1RU chassis; provides the ability to create and playback 2-D and 3-D graphics; can be configured to run as a stand-alone, rack-mounted, automated NewsCrawl station.
Proximity Group Xenostore
Based on technology for managing broadcast graphics; enables the tracking of graphical assets within and between each television and cable franchise and for the retrieval and format conversion of these assets by any authorized user.
VIRTUAL STUDIO SYSTEM
FOR-A digiWarp-EX II
New version of the digiWarp; enhanced feature set includes expanded masking and chroma key capabilities; operates with a VPS-400D digital switcher; features a software-based image processor, a controller with software and a camera tracking or sensor system.
MATTE EXTRACTION TOOLS
Includes Ultimatte's Video Correction filter; features separate shadow mattes, smart matte sizing and roto-screen correction; create and edit blue screen composites by simply scrubbing the cursor within different areas of the foreground, background and matte; automatically calculates optimum settings for several different parameters simultaneously.
Multi-application, multi-format real-time graphics processor; offers real-time rendering of broadcast quality graphics, including widely-implemented HD formats (1080i, 720p/60 and 1080/24p), as well as SD video (480i); PC-based system with a two RU size external graphics unit; designed for on-air sports/live graphics and virtual set applications; anti-aliasing generates images using 16 sub-pixels, with no performance degradation; defocus image generation, bump mapping, cube environment mapping and soft shadow all contribute to the realization of rich CG rendering in real time.
VISUALIZATION GRAPHICS SYSTEM
SGI Infinite Reality4
Can display more than eight million pixels of visual information; has 1GB of texture memory; will deliver a high level of photo-realistic virtual sets; increases multi-layer high resolution interactivity to inferno5 and fire.
REALVIZ ImageModeler 3.5
Work with Windows XP/2000; ImageModeler 3.5 extracts 3D information from photographs and helps users measure and recreate accurate 3D models; ability to make point-to-point measurements and create texture per object.
VIRTUAL SET SYSTEM
Orad Hi-Tec Systems CyberSet Lite
Stand-alone virtual set system; powered by Orad's DVG, a graphical computer comprising a built-in chromakeyer, clean cut switcher, two full resolution video inputs and foreground video delay; requires no calibration or additional hardware.
VISUAL EFFECTS SYSTEM
Discreet flame 8
Offers keying, tracking and color correction tools and a sophisticated 3-D compositing environment; Colour Warper feature allows accurate color isolation and manipulation.
REAL-TIME, 3-D PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Kaydara KAYDARA ONLINE
Includes everything needed to produce broadcast-quality graphics, including 3-D overlays, animations for game show scoreboards, info graphics for sporting or news events, and animated talking heads; can be used for ITU-R-601 or HDTV-resolution production.
Allows presenters to draw, point, annotate or place custom graphics over moving or still video by using a touch screen and finger stylus; upgrade provides animation of graphics and a new set of effects, such as pixel spray paint.
Systems Wireless HME PRO850
Features two-channel wireless intercom operation between 470MHZ and 740MHz; automatically selects frequencies or can be programmed by a front panel LCD on the base station or an attached PC; remotes support independent communications for two channels with individual listen adjusts; supports simultaneous 2-wire and 4-wire interfacing.
DIGITAL MATRIX INTERCOM SYSTEM SYSTEMS
Wireless Drake Series 4000 II
The 4222RBL LCD display station provides users with up to a 10-character label on each of its 24 keys; the Supervisor Software can monitor and control any other LCD panel in a system; interface up to 48 telco lines without using a single port in the frame; supports up to 256 ports in a single frame.
3-D TEXT, EFFECTS AND MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITING OPTION
Inscriber TitleMotion Pro for dpsVelocity
Option for Inscriber's TitleMotion graphics and titling plug-in; provides access to animated textures over time, animated kerning over time and the ability to apply 3-D effects to text and graphics over time; ships with more than 175 3-D text styles and includes more than 100 new titling templates.
INTEGRATED WIRELESS INTERCOM
Drake Electronics FreeSpeak
Provides users with digital audio-quality sound; offers all the functions found on a traditional desk-mounted intercom; allows users greater mobility and freedom of movement through wireless connectivity.
Has a “Dual Listen” operation; includes dual volume controls, one for each intercom channel; allows for individual control; can be used in either stereo or mono mode; is available in A4M/A5M and A4F/A5F headset configurations.
Lighting, camera lights
ARRI Sky Panel
Light source is based on OSRAM's flat Planon source; optimized to match true daylight on film without using mercury; no color correction is required; modules are approximately 17 inches by 14 inches — but only two inches deep; intelligent docking system allows quick setup in multiple configurations.
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