As a further guide to the new technology being shown at NAB2004, the Broadcast Engineering staff has compiled a second installment of products making their debut on this year's showroom floor.
Features five P2 card slots; provides up to 80 minutes record capacity at DVCPRO resolution with 4G P2 cards and at DVCPRO50 studio quality; provides 40 minutes record capacity on five 4G P2 cards; features USB 2.0 and Ethernet ports; offers IEEE-1394 and SDI with embedded audio as system options.
+44 8700 100 464;www.panasonic.com/broadcastStand: C3811
Crystal Vision SW808
1U panel controls its 8×8 routing switch; has a dedicated button for the eight sources and eight destinations, each with an associated input present LED; switch changes can be set up and actioned simultaneously; up to 16 salvos can be stored and recalled; labels can be inserted under the keycaps to name inputs and outputs.
+44 1223 497 049;www.crystalvision.tv
Sony XPRI Mobile
Windows-based nonlinear field editing software application runs on most laptop PCs, and can be used with the XDCAM professional disc system to create an end-to-end production chain; transfers proxy data captured by the XDCAM system at 20x real time; compatible with the XPRI MetaStation desktop editor; edits high-resolution DVCAM and MPEG IMX content from the XDCAM system at 30Mb/s.
+44 1256 355011
Studer V3.3 software
Offers improved snapshot facilities in static mode, an “undo” function for snapshot recall, snapshot crossfades over any interval up to 100 seconds and protection against accidentally changing patched connections; Vista 6 and Vista 7 benefit from multiple-operator facility option.
+41 1 870 75 11;www.studer.ch
AKG Acoustics K 271 Studio
The closed-back, circumaural earphones provide maximum attenuation of high ambient noise; ideal for all applications where no sound must leak from the headphones; the headphones switch off automatically when taken off.
+49 89 8716 0;www.akg-acoustics.de
Incorporates lead-free glass; equipped with an informational display and control paddle, users can customize the enhanced digital functions and take advantage of new features such as Focus Preset, Zoom Track, AUX1 and AUX2 switches for quick access to user-assignable functions, and precise user-settable zoom and focus curves.
+44 1737 220000;www.canonbroadcast.com
Can be safely added to any inventory of existing Anton/Bauer batteries; can be charged on any Interactive 2000 or TITAN series charger; automatically compensates for load and environmental conditions; time and state of charge indications are integrated into a single, full-time display.
+31 45 5639220;www.antonbauer.com
MULTI-VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSOR
Offers HD, SD and composite analog inputs on the same BNC; multiple scalings of any input displayed across single, dual or multiple displays; VistaLINK-enabled (SNMP).
+44 1268 779234;www.evertz.com
Pharos Pilot MCR
Enables full desktop management of broadcast systems; integrates with the established Pilot RT networked-based matrix control system; allows users to configure new device control displays; two new panels for Pharos Pilot will be introduced: Intercom Conference Call Manager interfaces to most intercom systems, including Clear-Com, Trilogy and Drake; and Router Labels allow operators to label signal routing configurations from the touchscreen and display these throughout the system.
+44 1189 502 323
Thales Angenieux 70X HD
New series of box-type lenses, including 70X HD remote broadcast/sports lens; feature a unique advanced display system.
+33 477 90 78 00;www.angenieux.com
Calrec Alpha 100
All-digital audio console for live production and on-air use; the Alpha 100-OB is purpose designed for mobile broadcast facilities.
+44 1422 842 159;www.calrec.com
DISPLAY AND ANALYSIS TOOL
Supports all SDTV and HDTV serial digital video formats; provides all the functions of an advanced SDI test and monitoring system; the system consists of different components: DVScope SDI, the base system consisting of a 1U rack-mount PC with an SDI interface; DVScope View, a digital waveform monitor and signal analyzer; and DVScope Gen, a full-motion SDI test pattern and sequence generator.
+41 79742 7454;www.pixelmetrix.com
Neutrik Chassis Connectors “AA” series
Features a larger surface contact and gold plating at the contact mating area; has a drop-in replacement for comparable “A” series part numbers; compatibility includes panel cutout and PCB layout.
+423 237 2424;www.neutrik.com
Offers high-sensitivity 520,000-pixel 2/3-inch 3-CCDs and an IEEE-1394 interface; switchable between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios; has a maximum record time of 66 minutes and incorporates two channels of 48kHz/16-bit digital audio; features four built-in user scene files and three user-customizable function buttons.
+44 8700 100 464
Switchcraft EZ Norm Patchbay
Change the normalling configuration of an audio patchbay by turning a cam mechanism with a standard screwdriver; normals can be changed from full to half to none in one process; opaque designation strips allow the cam to be hidden from view; backpanel options include PPT punchdowns, EDAC style connectors, and 3-pin style.
+44 23 9266 1579
MONITORING AND CONTROL SOFTWARE
BBC Technology Colledia Control 4.5
Allows a single operator to remotely manage broadcast equipment; provides manufacturer-agnostic support while retaining consistent user interface.
+44 2077 654 748;www.bbctechnology.com
DPA Microphones 4071-BM
Body-worn microphone has a maximum sound pressure level of 144dB before clipping; can be used with the DAD6024 adapter and DAK4071-F accessory kit for miniature microphones; omnidirectional microphone inherently cuts down wind and pop noise, keeping the proximity effect low.
+45 4814 2828;www.dpamicrophones.com
Features HD capability; has a flexible architecture with low-power consumption; includes a high-quality 3.5-inch TFT display.
+44 1494 729 728;www.hamlet.co.uk
MULTI-SOURCE DISPLAY PROCESSOR
Leitch NEO SuiteView
Capable of rendering multiple video and computer signals in real time to high-resolution computer monitors, plasma displays or projection display systems; fully integrated with Leitch's Command Control System (CCS); allows users to create a customized, system-wide monitoring solution for 24-hour operation.
+44 1344 446 000;www.leitch.com
REMOTE MONITORING SOFTWARE
Thomson Grass Valley NetCentral IV
Upgraded software uses SNMP and Syslog; links any electronic document with device alerts; “agents” run monitored products; “manager” monitors products.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
Avid film/video post-production
Will introduce enhancements to all products in the DNA family; new editing features and expanded networking and workflow capabilities for next-generation Avid DS Nitris, Media Composer Adrenaline and Avid Xpress Pro with Mojo systems; HD option for the Media Composer Adrenaline system will allow it, Avid DS Nitris systems and Avid Unity Media Network to share high-quality HD media in post-production.
Screen Service Italia “Dual-mode” digital modulator
Software enables users to switch between analog and digital transmission with no alignment or tuning at all; can be switched manually or by means of a dry-contact switch, by remote control and/or by a command inserted into the feeding transport stream.
+39 0303 582 225;www.screen.it
NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
OCTOPUS Newsroom Trading Octopus Box
For small- or mid-scale news operations; using a single server concept with journalist workstations based on an Internet browser, journalists can gather information, write and schedule stories, assign stories to rundowns, create rundowns and work on them.
+420 221 181 511;www.octopus-news.com
Designed for broadcast, corporate and educational, live and post-production applications, as well as mobile news units; available in 1M/E or 1.5M/E configurations; three control panels are offered; processor is packaged in a compact 3RU frame; features pre-set pattern effects with a variety of pattern modifiers for easy operation.
+44 1256 355011;www.sony.com/professional
ERG Ventures HDM-EV80D
Offers enhanced color and gamma adjustment functions, additional framing markers and a memory preset function; HD/SD inputs can be intermingled; offers four input options and a DC output to simplify wiring two monitors consecutively from one DC unit; features front-panel volume adjustment.
+81 3376 081 61;www.erg-ventures.co.jp
Converts a digital TV signal into a COFDM modulated signal for digital terrestrial TV applications; the modulated signal is then converted to IF and made available at the output port; is fully compliant with applicable ETS standards.
+39 039 24321;www.dmtonline.com
MPEG-2 STREAM MANIPULATION PRODUCT
Leitch Digital Turnaround Processor (DTP)
Allows broadcasters to overlay graphics/logos on pre-compressed HD and SD streams; remotely encoded DTV signal can be localized with logo overlays, crawls, and time and temperature; content owners can derive additional revenue from their national content by localizing it.
+44 1344 446 000;www.leitch.com
VIDEO DELIVERY NETWORK
Intelsat all-digital fiber-based video delivery network
Enables sports programmers to order delivery of the coverage of a sports event — be it in MPEG-2 SDTV or HDTV — from the sports venue, all the way to its headquarters in full digital transmission, without once having to be decoded.
+44 208 899 6035;www.intelsat.com
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
EVS Broadcast CleanEdit
Nonlinear editing in news configuration allows multiple formats to co-exist within an edit; end-to-end workflow includes voice-over recording; playout is available instantly and can be controlled by station automation.
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv
DIGITAL MATRIX SYSTEM
6RU frame holds up to 208 ports; can connect up to four frames into one 832-port system; features intelligent linking between systems, dual redundant processors, 24-bit resolution with audio frequency response of 30Hz to 22kHz (+/-3dB), individual cross-point level adjustment in 0.5dB increments, and eight GPI inputs and relays.
BRANDING AND MASTER CONTROL
Thomson Grass Valley Maestro
Includes SD and HD Maestro MC modules, touch-screen control panel, Kameleon media processing system frame, PVS 3000 Profile XP Media Platform; supports SD, HD, AES, embedded audio, analog audio and Dolby E; stores hundreds of logos, animations and audio clips.
+33 1 34 20 70 00;www.thomsongrassvalley.com
TANDBERG TV nCompass 3.0
Software monitors the health of MPEG services across a video network; inspects actual service at probe points and compares with required transmission.
+44 23 8048 4000;www.tandbergtv.com
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
Full-duplex, digital wireless intercom comprises cell controller card, antenna splitter and active antennas; each antenna supports up to five beltpack users.
+44 1727 871 200;www.drake-uk.com
STEREO MONITORING SYSTEM
Genelec Triple Play
Consists of two Genelec 1029A 2-way, bi-amplified active monitors and a Genelec 7050A LSE active subwoofer; has in-room flat frequency response; each component features an integrated active balanced crossover, driver protection circuit and dedicated amplifier.
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
Offers turnkey studio solutions and modern, PC-based processes; offers broadband transmission services and integrated studio solutions, including remote broadcast, satellite solutions, streaming media solutions, digital TV and distribution networks.
+49 7618 806 2392
Visual Circuits Gemini
Combines MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 for SD or HD hardware decoding with a 32-bit graphics accelerator; multiple outputs allow SD and HD video to co-exist; independent and scalable video or graphics regions can be combined on-screen with adjustable transparency and blending effects.
1×8 reclocking DA for both SDI and HD-SDI inputs; automatically switches between SD and HD modes.
EMBEDDED ACCESS-CONTROL SYSTEM
Irdeto Access Irdeto Inside
Allows both enforced collection of subscriber access fees or, in the case of free-to-air services, geographical restriction of content distribution in order to comply with content-licensing agreements; is easily upgradeable to full conditional access at a later date through the addition of a smart card.
+31 23 556 27 70;www.irdetoaccess.com
ADC Telecommunications Pro Patch programmable series
Programmable patching system enables users to change normalling and grounds quickly and easily; new high-density (2×48) system fits in a 1RU panel; modular design allows individual front jack access for circuit and ground configurations without having to take the entire panel offline or removing it from the rack.
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia VHF Optimum
Features a new fully integrated cabinet design that houses the entire transmitting system and its cooling devices; the cabinet can house an analog or digital, air-cooled or liquid-cooled transmitter; architecture is easily upgradeable from NTSC to DTV.
+33 1 34 90 31 00;www.thales-bm.com
HD ENG/EFP ZOOM LENS
Works well for hand-held HD production; has improved optical characteristics, such as reduced chromatic aberrations, minimized flare and minimized focus breathing; is compact in size and lightweight.
+81 48 668 2152;www.fujinon.co.jp
Note: Booth numbers are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of the listings.