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Quantel's QEdit Pro, plus other new products.
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MULTIFORMAT EDITING AND EFFECTS SYSTEM

Quantel QEdit Pro: delivers real 10-bit non-compressed quality and a high-end creative toolset; resolution co-existence and an HD option allow the unit to deliver real finishing performance across all SD and ATSC high-definition formats; the integrated toolset builds on the Henry Infinity and provides all the high-end features found in iQ, including tracking, color correction and the next-generation Paintbox.
+44 20 7636 2126;www.quantel.com

DIGITAL FILM/POST-PRODUCTION CONSOLE

Harrison ST2: designed for applications requiring a large-scale digital console; offers full, 40-bit digital signal processing; features include dedicated 8-band EQ controls per strip, dedicated dynamics controls per strip and expanded panning controls; capable of accommodating almost any combination of input section and master section layouts.
+1-615-641-7200;www.harrisonconsoles.com

TBC/FRAME SYNCHRONIZERS

FOR-A FA-115 and FA-125: come as standalone units or modular cards; offer a digital recursive noise reducer to improve picture quality by lowering signal noise; standalone units are a half-rack size; the FA-115 features analog composite I/O, 4:2:2 component processing; the FA-125 features analog composite and Y/C I/O as well as 10-bit quantization.
+44 208 391 7979;www.for-a.com

ELECTRICAL GROUND ROD INSTALLATION SYSTEM

Groundhawgs: uses a motor-driven driver and the company's auger tip to effortlessly install ground rods; allows reversing the driver to back the rod out of the ground when a rock is encountered; uses a conductive slurry, making the ground rod twice as conductive to the earth as a hammered rod; allows one person to install about 10 ground rods per hour.
+1-406-862-1887;www.groundhawgs.com

CATALOG

Canford Audio catalog: company supports approximately 14,000 product lines in the broadcast industry; detailed catalog lists many items in more than one section for easier reference; specialists provide free technical support; new products are sometimes created in-house to fill gaps in the range; Canford manufactures many of the products it offers, as well as supports product lines from other broadcast manufacturers; sales offices throughout Europe handle orders and inquiries.
+44 191 418 1000;www.canford.co.uk

AUDIO/VIDEO CHANNEL MONITOR

Eyeheight AV-2E: provides in-vision and GPI indication of incoming video and embedded audio status; alarms can be generated automatically from black video input, frozen video, audio-silent and audio-absent signal conditions; text position, size and opacity are adjustable; eight memories are provided for storing user-set parameters; connections comprise SDI input, two audio inputs and SDI plus GPI alarm outputs.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com

EDITING SYSTEM

Media 100 844/Xi: designed as an affordable option for dual-stream editors; offers 10-bit precision; on up to four streams, two video and two full-motion alpha, the unit can process in real time and in any combination; features an Intelligent Layering Architecture, which enables the system to process unlimited numbers of streams, recursively processing four at a time in real time; provides a simplified way to view and troubleshoot arbitrary layers called Visual Voicing.
+44 1344 412812;www.media100.com

HD CINEMA CAMERA ENHANCEMENTS

Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam: cinematographers may choose between two selectable gamma modes — CineGamma for recorded images intended to be recorded out to film for theatrical presentation, or TeleGamma for recorded images with a decided filmic quality intended to be seen on a CRT for such applications as HDTV; the camera now permits frame rates to be changed during recording; constant exposure can be maintained with the camera's time-base shutter mode.
+44 118 902 9200;www.panasonic-broadcast.com

RECORDING CONSOLE

TASCAM DM 24 V2: an upgrade to the DM 24; enhancements to the 24-channel, 8-bus configuration console include improved 5.1 panning features, such as low-pass LFE filter, center channel percentage control, and variable programmable circle and square surround panning patterns; offers virtually unlimited signal routing, with new assign and routing capabilities that enable up to 60 inputs and mixdown; provides an internal MTC generator, transport lock and a pre aux muting function.
+01923 438889;www.tascam.co.uk

SHARPNESS MAXIMIZER FOR DIGIPRIME LENSES

Band Pro Film/Video Carl Zeiss Sharp Max: precision portable collimation instrument designed to provide accurate and consistent back-focus for Zeiss DigiPrime and other lenses; attaches to the front of the DigiPrime lens, while mounted on the shooting camera; powered by a standard internal 9V battery that can deliver power for up to four hours of continuous operation.
+1-818-941-9655;www.bandpro.com

BACKGROUNDS

Digital Juice Jump Backs: twenty volumes each contain 40 ready-to-use, network-quality motion backgrounds that loop seamlessly; editors can add their own video, text or graphics to create a unique look; works with any nonlinear editing system.
+44 1457 851000;www.digitaljuice.com

INFORMATION CHANNELS

Inscriber InfoCaster: designed to quickly create multi-zone screens for immediate display; integrates crawls, rolls, animations, clocks, video and audio clips for presentations; links to databases and displays up-to-the-minute information; permits the remote altering of content scheduling and updating; can be used with a variety of video hardware, from dual-head VGA cards to the professional video hardware used by broadcast television networks.
+31 297 380930;www.inscriber.com

CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEM

Sachtler Artemis: suitable for top-heavy film cameras as well as tail-heavy camcorders; designed to meet the demands for both film and TV use; the Artemis SDI Pro was developed especially for the new generation of video cameras with SDI interface; the Artemis EFP is designed for use with video cameras and camcorders.
+49 2835 440 426;www.sachtler.com

DIGITAL DISK RECORDER

Accom WSD/HDi: has a video disk storage array integrated inside its chassis; designed to be compact and low-cost; its Import/Export utility allows the unit to easily interface with a network of graphics rendering computers and film printers without concern for proprietary file formats; stores both standard- and high-definition uncompressed video formats with optional uncompressed digital audio all at the same time; provides an option for record or playback of video, key and audio in a single operation under a unified clip identitity.
+1-650-328-3818;www.accom.com

DIGITAL MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER

PESA MCLite: compact, low-cost, multichannel, standard-definition unit is designed to meet the fast developing and continuously evolving master control needs of the modern broadcast facility; features a flexible, modular and open architecture; additional features include compact A/B mix-effects processor, up to four keying layers, logo keyer with internal storage, extensive logo management software, optional DVE squeezeback, AES and embedded audio processing, and automation and GPIO interfaces.
+1-256-726-9200;www.pesa.com

ANALOG CONSOLE

Solid State Logic XL 9000 K series: features include ultra-high-quality signal path optimized for the higher sampling frequencies available with DVD-A and SCAD; full 5.1 mix bus, master fader, mix compressor, monitoring and metering; 6-channel monitor insert, plus support for three external 6-channel sources; LCR panning on every channel; and full, simultaneous fader access to all mix busses.
+44 1865 842300;www.solid-state-logic.com

CONTROL PANEL

Quartz FS panel: designed for the company's QMC range of Master Control products; features a traditional layout; every button on the new panel is capable of displaying dynamic text or graphics information; high-resolution shaft encoders allow for adjustment of all analog parameters; a lever arm permits manual operation for live events; may be combined with Quartz's existing modular range of panels.
+44 118 935 0200;www.quartzuk.com

AUDIO ADAPTER FOR DVB NETWORKS

You/Com Audiocommunicatie XTS: standalone unit accepts, converts and feeds the audio signal to a DVB multiplexer for distribution over satellite, CATV or terrestrial networks; contains all the facilities to maximize the up-time; a built-in switch automatically switches over to a back-up contribution line, ensuring the continuity of the program for the listeners; a redundant power supply guarantees uninterrupted operation in case of power failure; the 1RU 19-inch rack unit is available in a single or dual program version.
+31 15 262 59 55;www.youcom.nl

NOW SHIPPING

XEON PROCESSOR-BASED NLE COMPONENT SYSTEM FOR AVID XPRESS DV 3.5

Laird Telemedia DVora: the latest addition to the company's DVora Media Engine line of broadcast DV PCs designed specifically for digital video editing; available in full-tower and rackmount configurations; features video and audio editing toolsets, titling and graphics, extensive import and export capabilities, and more than 100 real-time effects; supports up to four simultaneous streams.
+1-845-339-9555;www.lairdtelemedia.com

DIGITAL A/V MIXER

Panasonic AG-MX70: provides 4:2:2:4 digital component picture quality; can create more than 600 2-D effects patterns, including transitions, key patterns, melts, mosaic, paint, trail and multi-images; the optional AG-VE70P 3-D effects board provides more than 1600 effects, including page-turns, accordions and spheres; designed for live camera production with genlockable cameras; features tally outputs for up to eight cameras and 2-channel frame synchronization.
+44 118 902 9200;www.panasonic-broadcast.com

CLEANER SOFTWARE

Discreet cleaner 6: tool for importing, authoring, encoding and delivering interactive streaming; designed for Apple Macintosh video encoding software; new features include support for MPEG-4 and Advanced Audio Coding audio compression through Apple's QuickTime 6, 2-pass variable bit-rate encoding for MPEG-2, and Watch Folders, which lets editors encode work directly from the nonlinear editing tool from their desktop or across a network.
+33 1 40 72 3783;www.discreet.com

HDSDI TO SDI DOWNCONVERTER

Miranda Technologies QDC-801i: conforms to SMPTE 292M and outputs to SMPTE 259M-C for SDI, SMPTE 170M for NTSC and ITU 624-4 for PAL; both automatic line format and frame-rate input detection as well as VLI and WSS information insertion are provided; offers advanced 3-D de-interlacing with edge detection and interpolation and 3:2 pull-down detection.
+33 1 55 86 87 88;www.miranda.com