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Proximity Artbox, plus other new products
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VIDEO ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Proximity Artbox: Integrates format conversion, storage, workflow management, and search and retrieval of artwork (video, graphics, script or audio) into one interface for post production; interfaces with current and legacy equipment from multiple hardware and software manufacturers including: Adobe, Avid, Chyron, Discreet, Leitch, Omneon, Pinnacle, Quantel, Sundance and Thomson Grass Valley.
646-452-5820;www.proximitygroup.com

GRAPHICS MANAGER

Inscriber Direct Control: Manages an Inscriber Inca AutoCG SD and an Inca AutoCG HD to simultaneously deliver SD and HD graphics; view and edit common graphic elements from one control application; ensures that SD or HD graphics fit their intended form factor and are rendered at the correct resolution; once modifications are made, output is simultaneous and on command.
519-570-9111;www.inscriber.com

HD MASTER CONTROL SOLUTION

Pro-Bel Masterpiece: Features a new HD mixer that can either be purchased new, or as an upgrade for the TX520; mixer can be used to upgrade existing SD video mixers; benefits from two keyers, with the ability to place a DVE into the signal chain before or after either keyer.
631-549-5159;www.pro-bel.com

SERIAL DIGITAL ON-SCREEN MONITOR

Videotek VTM-310G: Generates real-time signal quality alarms, based on user-adjustable limits, with time stamps into a log for evaluation and reporting of signal quality; provides two serial digital 525/625 (601) passive looping inputs; features Videotek's digital gamut and unique relative timing displays; select from a variety of audio options.
800-800-5719;www.videotek.com

DEVICE CONTROL TOOLSET

Harris Air Client 2.1: Enhances the play-to-air capabilities of the ADC-25 and ADC-100 automation systems; graphical user interface views all equipment and schedules controlled by the device server; allows users to import, edit and create transmission lists within seconds; features a configurable toolbar and drag and drop functions.
800-442-7747;www.broadcast.harris.com

MEDIA SERVER

Omneon Spectrum HD: Provides integrated playback of HD video content; when configured with other components in the Omneon Spectrum family, enables users to ingest, store, and play back SD and HD content simultaneously from a single system, using a common pool of shared storage; incorporates two new real-time media interface adapters.
408-585-5000;www.omneon.com

GRAPHICS SYSTEM

VDS Twister V6: Runs as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in; users can access VDS' content creation tools and remote file transfer utilities from within a single user environment; suite includes paint tools and brushes, multiple layering capabilities, and image processing and masking tools.
631-249-4399;www.videodesignsoftware.com

MULTIPLEXER

Opticomm Multiverse: Uses multiple division multiplexing (MDM) to transmit one to 144 channels over one fiber; can accommodate any combination of Opticomm's video, audio and data signal transmitters; transmits digital signals up to 25mi without repeaters; offers image stability unaffected by attenuation and noise; accepts an extensive range of video signals, from composite analog to RGB/VGA high-res to broadcast-quality SDI and HDTV.
858-450-0143;www.opticomm.com

GRAPHICS SYSTEM

Chyron DynaCrawl: 2RU system is designed to enable users to add up to two fully animated news crawls, tickers and time/temperature; transition effects include roll, fade, flip, spin, and roll and crawl; automatically gathers selected data from a wide variety of news, weather, sports and financial services and instantly updates the information on-screen.
631-845-2000;www.chyron.com

D/A CONVERTER

Kramer FC-7402: Multi-standard, adjustment-free, full 10-bit digital-to-analog converter; accepts an SDI (4:2:2 serial digital video) input, provides a re-clocked and equalized SDI output, and converts the original signal to analog outputs in four common signal formats; encodes 525-line signals to NTSC 3.58 or NTSC 4.43, and 625-line signals to PAL-B, -D, -G, -H, -I or Combination PAL-N.
888-275-6311;www.kramerelectronics.com

VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE

Pinnacle Systems Liquid Edition PROversion 6: Adds a professional analog and digital I/O breakout box with plug-and-play USB 2 ease-of-use; offers software-based real-time multiformat editing, compositing and effects, advanced audio tools, and DVD authoring, all from the same interface; enables editing of multiple HD streams with real-time effects on a standard PC.
650-526-1600;www.pinnaclesys.com/LiquidEdition

MULTIFORMAT DVI CONVERTER

Doremi Labs HDVI-20: Converts SDI video and DVI-D to DVI; supports all SDI video formats; provides picture-in-picture display, on-screen menus, and an infrared remote to switch between its four input formats.
818-562-1101;www.doremilabs.com

INGEST SYSTEM

OmniBus'Intake: Deploy either as part of an end-to-end OmniBus newsroom or transmission solution or as a stand-alone product; includes manual control of tape machines and servers for ad hoc content acquisition, and an automated facility to schedule regular recurring bookings; schedule-driven tool works in conjunction with a transmission system to provide a prioritized list of content to be ingested.
+44 8705 004300;www.omnibus.tv

MULTIVIEWER

Zandar FusionPro: Includes a range of signal input and processing cards; supports HDTV — 1080i and 720p at 60/59.94Hz and 50Hz — at all output resolutions; features input auto detection and syncs automatically to the input signal source; HD cards support SDI; SD cards support PAL, PAL-M, NTSC or SDI 525/626; computer cards sync several resolutions.
+353 1 2808 945;www.zandar.com

VIDEO AND AUDIO TEST GENERATOR

Extron Electronics VTG 400: Offers 34 video test patterns with adjustable levels; includes seven audio test reference signals with selectable frequencies and output levels; 97 factory scan rates are available for high-resolution computer-video, HDTV, 16:9, plasma, RGB and SD component video, S-Video, and composite video; SDI/HD SDI output is available.
800-633-9876;www.extron.com

VIDEO SERVER

Gee Broadcast Geevs XT: Features five levels; a single-channel server that provides clip capture, management and playout; a digital or analog, multichannel server that operates in MJPEG, DV or MPEG-2 formats on the Geevs V4 platform; a DV dual-channel server with MXF compatibility; an optimized production server for use with Lightworks Touch nonlinear editor; and an uncompressed server available with 10-bit or 8-bit picture quality.
+44 1256 810123;www.geevs.co.uk

BROADCAST TEST PLATFORM

Acterna DTS-330 digital: Determine the correctness of MPEG stream contents by viewing and listening to any unencrypted programs in real time; video decode/display function displays thumbnails; easily displays unencrypted MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 audio and video streams.
866-228 3762;www.acterna.com

DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER

Fast Forward Video Mini DVR Pro: Features MJPEG compression and 720×486 pixel image resolution; can record up to two hours at 20:1 compression with readily available Compact Flash cards; is equipped for directly downloading files via an on-board USB 2.0 port; features video capture and playback at 60fps.
800-755-8463;www.ffv.com

STUDIO PEDESTAL

Vinten Quattro S: Offers a four-stage telescopic column that eliminates the need for raised staging; eye-line shots can be achieved on or off a raised platform; triangular column design offers torsional stiffness, minimizing all unwanted rotational movement; low-pressure pneumatic system, combined with the high precision bearing configuration, provides smooth, counterbalanced elevation movement, allowing quiet and seamless on-air motion.
+44 1284 752121;www.vintenquattro.com

SIGNAL CONVERTER

Canopus HDSC1: Converts HD-SDI signals to HD component output or SD-SDI signals to SD component output; supports YUV and RGB format signals; provides instant output of HD content to HD component displays; incorporates a sync generator for HD (tri-level sync) and SD (black burst).
408-954-4500;www.canopus.com

INTEGRATOR

Leitch CCS-TRAX: Integrates the operation of routers and processing products into a single control interface; is a key component of the Integrated Content Environment product platform; features a complete system of hardware control panels and software applications that control and monitor CCS-enabled and SNMP-enabled devices on a network from anywhere in the world.
859-371-5533; www.leitch.com

DVCPRO CAMCORDER

Panasonic AJ-SDC615: High-sensitivity 520,000 pixel, 2/3in 3-CCD camcorder with a built-in IEEE 1394 interface is switchable between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios; provides 750 lines of resolution, a high 63dB signal-to-noise ratio, a high sensitivity of F13 at 2000 lux, and low-light shooting down to 0.1 lux (at +48dB) with minimal smear; also features 12-bit A/D DSP circuits; includes Shockless White Balance.
201-392-4127;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

HD/SD VARITIME SYNC GENERATOR

DK-Technologies PT5300: Supports all HDTV standards; is backward-compatible with DK's existing SDI and analog sync video generators; provides feature upgrade paths; design allows for configuration flexibility.
+ 45 44 85 02 55www.dk-technologies.com

PORTABLE HARD DISC RECORDER

Sennheiser Rosendahl bonsaiDRIVE: Captures high-quality video and multitrack audio; simultaneously handles 4:2:2 PAL or NTSC video signals alongside 10 audio channels; video is handled in either composite, S-video or component formats; audio I/O is configured as an analog stereo pair and a 24-bit, 48kHz ADAT eight-channel digital stream.
860-434-9190www.sennheiserusa.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING SYSTEM

Euphonix System 5-MC: Based on the Euphonix System 5 compatible control surface; features eight to 48 channel strips each with eight knobs, moving fader and TFT display; includes MC Intelligent Application Controller for master control functions; has two expandable frame options; features Studio Monitor Pro for surround sound monitor control; interfaces to ASIO and WDM compliant I/O hardware; uses the EuCon control surface protocol for integration with DAWs.
650-855-0400;www.euphonix.com