Microfirst Engineering MPC-3200: Real-time automation control and interface equipment; can execute downloaded event schedules, providing a distributed-control automation environment; features a real-time, multitasking, pre-emptive operating system (the WinMOS) that mimics WIN32 API calls; provides the additional abstraction layer to allow existing WIN32 programming skills to be immediately useful.
REMOTE SIGNAL ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Leader FS3019: Remote HD-SDI and SD-SDI equipment can be checked via a standard Internet connection; performs detailed checks of a broadcast module or a total system, regardless of its location; remote operators can trace and rectify faults back at base; maintenance staff of one broadcast site can supervise the equipment in an entire national or multinational network.
PRO FLUID VIDEO HEAD
Manfrotto 526: Supports weight loads up to 35.3lb; features Manfrotto's precise fluid drag system, with three step settings for low to high drag levels; includes a no-drag setting for snap-pans and tilts; contains an adjustable spring for camera weights for counterbalance and a built-in 100mm half-ball for adaptability; features a removable pan arm rosette; is available with the 350MVB tripod in a complete video kit.
MPEG-4 AVC HD ENCODER
Grass Valley ViBE: Features H.264/MPEG-4 AVC main/High Profile Level 4 compression, including FRext; has CBR and CBR encoding; includes MPEG-1 layer 2, Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 (AC3) and AAC audio compression; features up to 12 stereo audio channels; has advanced preprocessing and noise reduction; offers IP over Gigabit Ethernet output; supports management via embedded Web server, SNMP, or Grass Valley XMS 3500 eXtensible Management System command and control, including redundancy management; fits in a 1U chassis.
Videoframe VTECS 5: A knob-per-function panel for on-air control of processing amp and frame sync equipment; has a 1RU control panel and SNMP management; designed to work with Leitch's DPS575 and NEO products, Snell & Wilcox's RollNet, and Grass Valley's Gecko, Kameleon and TEN-XL products.
SIGNAL QUALITY MANAGER
Leitch Videotek SQM-STM: Provides visual and aural confidence monitoring by streaming analog video and audio to a user-supplied PC and across network or Internet connections, using Leitch's Videotek Remote Management software; continuously monitors the conditions of all common audio and video formats, including analog, digital and MPEG; detects errors in the signal path and pinpoints the exact location of the error.
Solid State Logic XLogic E Signature Channel: Recreates the sound of the early 1980s E Series SSL console using modern discrete electronic circuits to emulate obsolete components, such as the original E Series Class A VCAs; choose between a selectable transformer drive or Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) mic amps and the Listen Mic compressor; input section contains two independent Mic pre-amps; complements the SSL XLogic SuperAnalogue channel.
Middle Atlantic Products PDT Series: Can field-configure strips for single- or dual-back circuits, isolated or non-isolated grounding; features a J-Box for easy hardwiring and alternating outlet colors to differentiate circuits; includes corded models in 15A and 20A versions; includes a mounting kit with lances and quick clips.
Neutrik OpticalCon: Based on a standard optical LC-Duplex connection; enables up to four copper wires to run power or data signals through it; a special SMPTE-version provides an additional ground-shell contact; features a rugged connection, all-metal housing and heavy-duty cable retention; cables are protected from dust and dirt through automatic sealing covers and gaskets.
HIGH-BANDWIDTH MICROPHONE CABLE
Gepco X-Band: Is sonically transparent; has a wide frequency response and RF/EMI noise rejection; uses a video-grade foam dielectric that reduces the capacitance as well as cabling the pairs with a tight and precise twist; conductors are made from finely stranded, oxygen-free copper to maximize conductivity and protect against corrosion.
IP VIDEO MONITOR
Path 1 Network Technologies Diagnostic, Analysis and Stream Health (DASH): Detects problems intrinsic with video streams being transported over packet-based networks; when used with the Path 1 Vx8000 IP video gateway, the integrated technologies detect and correct such errors as IP network jitter and packet loss; pinpoints and corrects performance problems quickly; video gateways can be used to apply Pro-MPEG Code of Practice standards-compliant techniques for FEC.
Auralex Acoustics AudioTile: Provides blending absorption, diffusion and reflection for acoustical balance; has a 0.81 absorption coefficient at 125Hz max; NRC is between 1.00 and 1.05 depending on installation; foam thicknesses range from 1in to 4in and are built into the patterns, providing varying degrees of absorption at varying frequencies; has unlimited tessellation design patterns.
PORTABLE FIELD RECORDER
Sony PCM-D1: Weighs 18.5oz; is free of all drive mechanisms and equipped with sensitive, built-in condenser microphones in an X-Y configuration; is designed with circuits that process stereo sound with no extraneous noise; features 96K-24 bit recording capability, 4GB internal flash memory, removable Memory Stick Pro high-speed storage and a built-in USB 2.0 port for Macintosh and Windows.
SeaChange Edge Server (ES-4012): Is configured with six 73GB, 147GB or 300GB hot-swappable disk drives; housed in a 2RU chassis that scales from 15 to 370 hours (1.47TB) of multiformat file storage, including MPEG-2, MPEG-2 IMX, DV-25 and DV-50; has redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and RAID-5 content protection.
LONG-ZOOM PORTABLE LENS
Canon YJ20×8.5B KRS: Features Canon's Internal Focus technology, which enables the front end of the lens to remain stationary as the internal elements move during focusing; includes a horizontal field of view of 54.7 degrees and 72.5 degrees; has a focal length of 8.5mm and a servo zoom speed of 1.2 seconds; weighs 2.58lbs.
ULTRASONE HFI-700 HSD: Combines ULTRASONE's S-Logic technology with DPA's 4088 head-worn directional microphone; a DPA 4088 (cardioid) or DPA 4066 (omni) microphone is joined to the headphone with an articulating mount and disconnect; 6ft cable terminates to a fan out with a 1/4in stereo plug for monitoring and a 3-pin female XLR for the microphone.
PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE AUDIO CODEC
Dolby Media Producer: Supports all Dolby audio codecs used in mastering DVD video, DVD audio, HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats; supports multichannel non-real-time encoding and file decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD and MLP Lossless formats via a user interface; suite comprises Dolby Media Encoder, Dolby Media Decoder and Dolby Media Tools.
TASCAM HD-P2: Features stereo recording to CompactFlash media; 44.1kHz to 192kHz recording resolution at 16- or 24-bit; time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format is imported into DAW software and spotted into projects with sample accuracy; retake button allows user to redo last recording; audio files are continually resaved to safeguard against data loss; comprehensive system and transport control from the front panel or a PS/2 keyboard.
Yamaha M7CL: Available in 32- or 48-channel formats; Centralogic interface combines a touch-panel control surface with Yamaha's Selected Channel structure; physical controls are single-function; digital controls can be accessed through two software screens; has four stereo inputs, three mini-YGDAI expansion card slots, 16 mix buses, eight matrix buses, an L-C-R bus, eight DCAs and 16 omni outputs.
Furman Sound AR-20 II: Delivers a stable 120V of AC power; filters and purifies AC power; accepts any input voltage from 97V to 141V and transforms it to a constant 120V; is outfitted with Furman's proprietary Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) technology, which combines three filtering and protection circuits; SMP clamps and dissipates damaging transient voltages; protects against prolonged overvoltages.
MINIATURE AUDIO RECORDER
SONOSAX MINIR82: Measures 4.75in × 3.15in × 1.1in and weighs 1/2lb; is configurable from two to eight tracks with recording capabilities from 44.1kHz to 192kHz at 24 bits; writes standard audio files to either its internal 20GB to 30GB hard disk or to the CompactFlash card; is equipped with two microphone amplifiers with switchable limiters.
+41 21 651 01 01;www.sonosax.ch
Amino AmniNET 124: Supports MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; has an Ethernet input and highly flexible audio and video outputs; delivers interactive digital television via multicast, on-demand video and Internet access.
Blackmagic Design Multibridge Extreme and Multibridge Studio: Instantly switch between HD and SD; feature 4:2:2 and Dual Link 4:4:4 video quality; high-speed PCI Express connection; support Windows XP and Mac OS X.
Convergent Design HD-Connect LE: Integrates video, audio, time-code and deck control into one box; offers the features of conversion to HD or SD, allowing users to output to a wide variety of formats; offers two modes of deck control: RS-422 to 1394 and 1394 to RS-422.
HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAY DEVICE
Electronic Visuals i-Pal: Records composite video as MPEG-4 on its internal 20GB hard drive and plays it back through a composite output; can be used as a camera display and recorder to review shots without interfering with the master recording; serves to store and play MPEG-4 films, MP3 music and digital images or can be used as a 20GB pen drive; has a 7in display.
+44 1483 771663;www.electronic-visuals.com
OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM
Mediornet X-Switch: Transports any signal type via optical fiber, including HD-SDI and mixed formats; native conversion technology is built-in, making signal, sync and time conversions all available within the same platform; can be configured to provide any desired level of channel protection.
EMBEDDER AND DE-EMBEDDER
Network Electronics AV-HD-XMUX: Embeds four AES streams with selectable sample rate conversion, allowing sampling rates from 8kHz to 216kHz; offers comprehensive audio processing functionality, providing group swap, channel shuffle, L/R inversion and variable delay.
+47 33 48 99 99;www.network-electronics.com
Calrec System Plus: Adjusts individual discrete elements via a custom-designed spill panel; uses one fader per surround channel; can use the resources of 2x stereo channels for L/R and Ls/Rs, and 2x mono channels for center and LFE; includes new fader panels; works across Calrec's Alpha, Sigma and Zeta range of consoles.
+44 1422 842159
Vqual Cerify: Verifies and checks content prior to transmission or use; all aspects are checked, including compliance and correctness to video and audio standards, video formats, resolutions, bit rates and video quality; video in any compressed format can be checked.
+44 117 3101 244
Panasonic Broadcast AG-DVX100B: Is RoHS-compliant; weighs 4lb; allows camera-to-camera time-code sync and user-settable file transfer over IEEE 1394; has remote control of focus and iris (wired) for easier operation when mounted on a jib or tripod; features single-button character off for LCD and EVF displays; improved video S/N for better low-light recording; includes high-resolution LCD (210,000 pixels) and EVF (235,000 pixels) monitors.
NEWS PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Quantel Newsbox: Is preconfigured and tested to work straight from the box; features an editing server based on Quantel sQ and Frame Magic technology; the production workstations provide instant access to recorded material for shot selection, editing or reviewing finished stories.
+44 1635 48222
TRANSPORT STREAM ANALYZER
Pixelmetrix DVStation-IP Portable: Supports 10Mb/s, 100MB/s and 1000Mb/sEthernet; sniffs out video traffic on any set of IP address pairs, extracts the MPEG-2 transport stream and performs extensive MPEG-2 verification; is housed in a portable package.
GRAPHICS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
VertigoXmedia Xmedia Suite: Automatically creates, controls and delivers real-time content to any delivery channel; broadcast-ready graphics can be created directly from a user's desktop, dropped into predefined templates, linked to live data sources and inserted into playlists, without the user needing to write software code; data is normalized through an XML-based interface; system is MOS-complaint.
LINE ARRAY SPEAKERS
SLS Loudspeakers LS6593S and LS6593A: Are based on a woofer line array mounted on a front panel with a coaxially positioned ribbon tweeter array; woofer array consists of 6in × 5.25in drivers; tweeter arrays consist of 9in × 3in ribbon planar drivers; deliver a frequency response of 80Hz to 20kHz; handle up to 600W of amplifier power.
SATA RAID STORAGE SYSTEMS
Promise Technology VTrak M200p/M300p/M500p: Feature 3Gb/s speed; include Native Command Queuing (NCQ), staggered spin-up and drive hot swap support; hardware-accelerated iSCSI, Fibre Channel and U320 SCSI host systems; have redundant power supplies and cooling ECC cache memory; reduce 1TB rebuilds from an average 33 hours to less than seven hours.
MULTI-APPLICATION CONTROL SURFACE
Euphonix MC Intelligent Application Controller: Serves as a stand-alone product as well as the centerpiece of the System 5-MC console surface; has four levels of control; includes a keyboard and trackball and 56 LCD SmartSwitches that can be programmed to send out keystroke commands; features HUI and Mackie Control protocol and EuCon.
DATA TAPE SYSTEM
Quantum SDLT 600A with DLTxchange: Has Gigabit Ethernet and built-in FTP for network attached archiving; is accessible to any computer anywhere in a facility; features 36MB/s data transfer rates; includes 300GB native Super DLTtape IIA cartridge capacity that allows users to store more than six hours of HD or more than 25 hours of SD on a single cartridge.
BI-AMPLIFIED MONITORING SYSTEM
Genelec 8020A: Has a die-cast aluminum minimum diffraction enclosure; incorporates Genelec's advanced Directivity Control Waveguide; each monitor features a 4in bass driver and a 3/4in tweeter; free field frequency response is 66Hz to 20kHz; can be combined with the 7050B Laminar Spiral Enclosure subwoofer.
HD VIDEO PLAYER
Doremi Labs Nugget: Provides perfect sync with the audio workstation timeline via its frame accurate Sony 9-pin chase mode; features variable speed playback; scrubs in perfect sync within the DAW session; accepts tri-level and bi-level sync; plays SD and HD video from its internal hard drive or directly from a remote server via Gigabit Ethernet.
DIGITAL AUDIO ANALYZER
Sencore DA795 DigiPro: Analyzes any stereo non-encoded digital audio signal and generates low-noise digital test signals; supports formats including AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Toslink and ADAT at bit depths up to 24 bits and samples at 96kHz; features a transparency test, bit-stream analyzer, lock test, bit-scope, latency test, digital watchdog, jitter meter, clock/sample counter and distortion meter.