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NEWS SYSTEM Quantel Newsbox HD: A complete, self-contained news system; available in both HD now and HD upgradable configurations; can ingest material,
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NEWS SYSTEM

Quantel Newsbox HD: A complete, self-contained news system; available in both “HD now” and “HD upgradable” configurations; can ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air; progressive user interface and toolset are similar to all Quantel sQ systems; works with all HD acquisition formats.
703-448-3199;www.quantel.com

HDTV VIDEO AND AUDIO MONITORING

Zandar Technologies Predator HD8: HDTV video and audio monitoring multiviewer system; features Zandar's new Z-Configurator user software and ZdH Zandar dual-head display facility; comes in a compact 1RU system; has eight auto-sensing inputs, allowing both HDTV 720p and 1080i formats and legacy SDI (270Mb/s) signals to be used together, bridging the migration to HDTV signal formats.
321-939-0457;www.zandar.com

TRANSMISSION SERVER SYSTEM

Harris Leitch NEXIO XS: Modular transmission server system offers SD and HD support; has integrated software codecs with an extensive range of compression formats and back-to-back DV/MPEG playout; houses system in a 3RU frame; connects to the NEXIO SAN; is available with a choice of external or internal storage.
513-459-3400
www.harrisbroadcast.com

AUDIO/VIDEO SYNC

Pro-Bel VALID8: Video and audio line-up and identification system allows audio/video sync problems to be quickly and accurately diagnosed and rectified; works with any HD or SD standard; can be compressed, recorded, replayed and standards-converted with the VALID8 signal and then measured for video/audio delay.
925-735-9269,www.pro-bel.com

STORAGE SYSTEM

Omneon MediaGrid: Storage system combines grid storage and grid computing through the use of multiple intelligent interconnected, yet independent, storage servers; provides centralized shared storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth and media processing power; components of the system communicate over standard Ethernet and generate massive aggregate bandwidth that is available to external storage clients; each component has a media processing engine.
408-585-5109;www.omneon.com

MPEG-4 ENCODER

Grass Valley ViBE: Features H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC main/High Profile Level 4 compression including FRext; has CBR and VBR encoding; includes MPEG-1 layer 2, Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 (AC-3) 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 1RU chassis; is currently implemented in a DSP-based architecture.
503-526-8200
www.grassvalley.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM

SSL MediaWAN Gravity: Broadcast production system uses software running on standard high-performance PCs and servers; encoders import video from a variety of sources, including HD; features a preview and job allocation interface and editing software; an asset management database and user interface are also provided.
212-315-1111
www.solid-state-logic.com

AUDIO METERS

DK-Technologies MSD600M and PT0660: Version 5 of the audio meters includes a graphic loudness display that shows the corresponding time code; time code can be coupled to the signal; display the instant SPL as a bar graph for each audio channel and show the instant SPL as a graphic curve; loudness is measured in mono, stereo and 5.1 surround.
800-421-0888
www.dk-technologies.com

DIGITAL VIDEO ROUTER

NVISION NV8288: Designed for use in video production trucks and other applications where space is limited; built for HD, supports all standard SD data rates; is ASI-compliant; can be configured for systems ranging in size from 12 × 12 to 288 × 576; all modules, including power supplies and cooling fans, are front-serviceable and hot-swappable; runs at data rates up to 1.5Gb/s; engineered to be 3Gb/s-capable for future signal formats such as 1080p HD.
530-265-1000;www.nvision.tv

MONITORING SYSTEM

Snell & Wilcox Hyperion: Content monitoring system uses intuitive algorithms that mimic human intelligence to evaluate the quality and makeup of the video, audio and metadata content within the signal; automatically provides an “educated opinion” as to whether each element of the program meets satisfactory viewing-quality standards.
212-481-2416
www.snellwilcox.com

CAMERA

Panasonic AJ-HDX900: Multiformat DVCPRO HD camcorder can record 100Mb/s HD images in any of 11 video formats, encompassing 60Hz and 50Hz production; features the DVCPRO HD codec and a multiformat recording system; includes a native 16:9, 2/3in HD, 1-million pixel 3-CCD system; is equipped with 14-bit A/D DSP circuits; offers 4:2:2 color sampling and independent frame compression.
201-392-4127
www.panasonic.com/broadcast

GRAPHICS SYSTEM

Chyron Lyric PRO: Graphics system is driven by Chyron's interFuse technology; features Interactive Messages, persistent objects, multiple timelines per message, continuous graphics renderer, hierarchical animation and live particle effects; compose and playout modes provide greater control over the creation of graphics; 3-D primitive library provided for building 3-D scenes; is available as an option for Chyron's HyperX and LEX graphics platforms.
631-845-2000;www.chyron.com

CAMERA LENSES

Fujinon HS16×4.6ERM, XS13×3.3RM and XS17×5RM: 1/2in HD lenses engineered for HD cameras using Sony's XDCAM HD professional disc technology, including PDW-510 XDCAM for DVCAM recording and PDW-530 XDCAM HD for MPEG IMX and DVCAM recording.
973-633-5600
www.fujinonbroadcast.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING SYSTEM

Studer Vista 5: A compact digital live broadcast and production console; fits into any OB van and can be easily moved to new locations; uses a DSP core; the table-mounted mixer shares the same operating principles and Vistronics screens as the Vista 6, 7 and 8; features a 32-fader desk with 20 channel strips optimized for input channel operation and 12 additional versatile strips for operating input and output channels; offers access to 52 outputs from the Vistronics screen and 240 channels from the desk.
866-406-2349;www.studer.ch

MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER

Pro-Bel Masterpiece: Offers HD and SD switching, advanced audio processing, and flexible keying and DVE options; upgrades include the addition of an HD DVE and the option to install Dolby E decoders and logo storage; now features four keyers and has the ability to handle audio mixing.
925-735-9269;www.pro-bel.com

AUDIO ROUTER

PESA Cheetah: Audio router starts with a base unit of 64 × 64 in 1RU or 128 × 128 in 2RU and is expandable to 2048 × 2048 in 36RU; offers a small form factor and a distributed architecture that is fully compatible with Dolby E; supports synchronous and asynchronous signals and sample rates up to 96kHz.
631-912-1301;www.pesa.com

NLE SOFTWARE UPDATE

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro Version 4.0: Offers real-time, multi-track, mixed-format HD and SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output capabilities; supports all video acquisition formats; new features include multicam support, nested sequence editing, improved trimming tools and keyframe support for color correction; multicam supports up to eight cameras in real-time monitor preview; provides support for Windows Media; includes EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV for fast output; new parameter-based keyframe support offers frame-by-frame color correction.
503-526-8200
www.grassvalley.com

MULTICHANNEL MONITORING SYSTEM

Genelec 8030.LSE PowerPak: Five Genelec 8030A two-way, bi-amplified active monitors, one Genelec 7060A LSE series active subwoofer, and a Genelec Acousti/Tape frequency/wavelength measuring tape; setup guide is included for accurate speaker placement, wiring and fine-tuning.
508-652-0900
www.genelecusa.com

PROMPTERS

Autocue Master Series: Offers four prompters, ranging in size from 12in to 20in; come in both top- and bottom-mount configurations; 15in (MSP15), 17in (MSP17) and 20in (MSP20) units are designed for studio use on fluid head tripods and pedestals; all prompters use Ultrabright screen technology.
704-377-1496
www.autocue.com

PRODUCTION/PLAYOUT SERVER

EVS XT[2]: Designed for compatibility with Sony's HDC-3300, a 3x HD super-slow motion camera system that can output normal speed signals simultaneously for live feeds through separate digital signal processing; this can be captured by the server for instant replays, clipping, highlight package assembly and complete network access; enables all three phases of the HDC-3300 to be captured at full, native HD resolution with instant, tapeless, super-slow motion replays; supports all the current applications of EVS' XT server applications.
973-575-7811;www.evs.tv

HDTV UPCONVERTER

Snell & Wilcox Quasar: A motion-compensated broadcast upconverter; produces clear and sharp HD outputs from a variety of SD inputs; combines three Snell & Wilcox technologies in a single compact 1RU package, including Ph.C motion estimation, premium HD upconversion and Prefix compression pre-processing for noise reduction and dropout filtering; upconverts interlaced SD 525 and 625 material to 720p and 1080i HDTV formats; converts captions, graphics, logos and branding; features an aspect-ratio converter with a series of fixed presets for common conversions.
212-481-2416
www.snellwilcox.com

VIDEO PROCESSOR/CROSSCONVERTER

Miranda Imaging XVP-811i: A univeral HD/SD video processor and crossconverter that processes incoming satellite feeds in broadcast facilities, as well as incoming lines for mobile production trucks; dual inputs can be used to switch between an SD and HD source; an upstream router can be used to select sources, and the second input can be used to connect a backup source that will be automatically selected when the main source fails.
561-400-3320;www.miranda.com

INTERFACE CONTROL SURFACE

Euphonix System 5-B: Control surface for the DAW features modules that are operationally compatible with previous versions; have higher resolution displays at the top of each module and touch-sensitive knobs that include color-coded LED rings at the base; fader scale gives finer resolution around 0dB; includes faster embedded microprocessors for quicker response and boot times.
650-855-0400
www.euphonix.com

BRANDING SYSTEM

Chyron Channel Box: An HD/SD switchable, turnkey branding system featuring 3-D design and controllable playout; branding applications include tickers, crawls, snypes, promos and end credits; creates events easily with the Creation GUI; is brought to air either manually or using automation.
631-845-2000;www.chyron.com

SUPERVISORY MONITORING SYSTEM

Digital Transaction Group (DTG) Virtual Metadata Display Technology: Monitoring technology for DTG's Xe Automation system that allows information about content, schedules, alerts and other metadata to be incorporated in multi-image displays; in a multichannel environment, one operator is able to monitor more channels efficiently; monitors multiple video streams or channels and displays dynamic information and text in each; can be integrated with the Miranda K2.
512-837-3737;www.dtgtv.com

IT WORKFLOW

Harris NewsNet: A digital newsgath-ering application for broadcasters and content originators; encompasses the full digital news workflow by providing shared access to content hosted on NEXIO servers; leverages industry standards, such as the media object server (MOS) communication protocol; spans the full range of news applications from ingest, editing, management, monitoring, rundown and playout.
800-442-7747
www.harrisbroadcast.com

SWITCHER

Broadcast Pix Slate 100: Combines a video production switcher and a computer workstation for live production facilities; retains the control panel layout of traditional switchers, with comprehensive preview capability, offers nonstop on-air operation; produces 10-bit-quality video, including digital SDI and analog YUV, S and composite; operation is controlled with a mouse or from a touch screen; mixes up to six live inputs with up to two clips and five channels of graphics from its included workstation.
781-221-2144
www.broadcastpix.com

MONITORING SYSTEM

Volicon Observer 3.0: A broadcast monitoring and logging system with closed-caption display, export view for scheduled archiving, support for Front Porch Digital's archiving systems and support for import of as-run logs from Harris and Sundance; offers applications to replace tape for logging, competitive news analysis, ad verification and company reporting; allows users to record, store, search and retrieve media in real time from multiple broadcast sources.
781-221-7400;www.volicon.com

VIDEO ARCHIVING

DiskStream Capsa: A file-based archiving solution for video content; tailored to the needs of small-market broadcasters and specialty channels; improves access to archived media content; combines archive media management functionality with cost-effective mass-market storage and server technologies; automatically archives video content and other files on near-line SATA storage or offline data DVDs; media files are submitted to archive through a network file copy.
519-579-8166
www.diskstream.com

TRIAX-TO-FIBER CAMERA INTERFACE

Telecast Fiber Systems Cobra-D: Interface features digital transmission of the bidirectional RF signals; is compatible with most triaxial cameras from Sony, Grass Valley and Ikegami; supports all two-way communications between camera and base station; digitizes the wideband RF camera signals, locking in high signal quality at the origin.
508-754-4858
www.telecast-fiber.com

FUEL CELL REFILL STATION

Jadoo Power Systems FillOne: A single-port refill station designed for mobile and independent users; weighs 3lbs; is capable of operating with a 12VDC input; can be directly powered by a fuel cell power unit.
916-608-9044
www.jadoopower.com

NEWSROOM SYSTEM

Autocue QSmart: An addition to the QSeries platform; designed for small-market broadcasters; a software bundle that provides an optimized version of the QSeries database, 10 user licenses, script archive, wire server, QTV prompting software and optional integrated device control for a character generator.
704-377-1496;www.autocue.com

DTV STREAM MONITOR

Triveni Digital StreamScope: A remote monitoring system with RM-40 units placed throughout the broadcast operation to validate critical transformations of DTV streams as they move through the equipment chain or from one site to another for distribution; offers real-time monitoring and analysis of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 transport streams; can be monitored from any SNMP agent in the network.
609-716-3500
www.trivenidigital.com

DISPLAY PROCESSOR

Avitech MCC-8004: Multi-image display processors that support a large variety of routing switcher, production switcher and tally management systems; can customize a monitoring solution to fit system-wide operational needs; has a built-in digital/clock or graphical element; includes optional built-in time code extraction for clocks.
425-885-3863
http://avitechvideo.com

CONNECTORS

Gepco G37: Twelve-channel DT12 connectors feature a new hard anodized aluminum backshell that locks in place with two set screws into a series of castellations; the set screws and castellation prevent accidental loosening of the connector shell, therefore extending the operating life; the male connector shell is constructed from stainless steel to prevent damage and keyway wear.
847-795-9555;www.gepco.com

VIDEO ENCODING

Kula Media Group KulaByte: Video encoding process for broadcasters performing IPTV, live video streaming, HD media encoding and ENG backhaul applications; works with an industry-standard codec to stream high-quality images over a fixed-bandwidth network without dropped frames; enables high-performance, live video streaming with MPEG-2-, MPEG-4-, Windows Media 9-, H.264- or Flash-based encoders and players.
512-853-9436;www.kulabyte.com

AUDIO MONITORING SYSTEM

Wohler Technologies Audio Metadata Analysis System: A metadata monitor, analyzer and alarm system that offers a clear indication of metadata parameters and allows unattended checking of programs though logging; contains 30 parameters for each program carried.
510-870-0810;www.wohler.com

HARD-DISK STORAGE

Hitachi Mediapac: Solid-state cartridges for the company's Z-DR1 dockable digital recorder; available in 8Gb and 16Gb; aluminum-encased hard disks with 40GB to 120GB capacities; offers up to nine hours of recording time; an optional accessory incorporates hardware encryption for secure content transportation from the camera to the intended destination.
516-921-7200
www.hitachikokusai.us

LIP SYNC ANALYZER

Pixel Instruments LipTracker: A non-invasive lip sync measurement tool; compares selected sounds in the audio stream with the mouth shapes that create them in the video stream; displays the current lip sync error and a moving average, as well as the history display with past errors; automatically restarts the error analysis after a scene change.
408-871-1975
www.pixelinstruments.tv

HD CAMCORDERS

Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F330 and PDW-F350: Part of the XDCAM HD Series and Professional Disc system; both offer 24p recording in SD or HD, interval recording and slow shutter; the same Professional Disc media used in the SD version of the XDCAM system is also compatible with the new HD version; users can record up to two hours of HD content.
800-686-7669
www.sony.com/professional

SYNC AND TEST GENERATOR

Trilogy Mentor XL: Sync and test generator is designed around a new processing engine that generates all synchronization and test signals needed; offers a full genlock and master SPG with multiple timing planes; for HD, a four output tri-level sync option is available; operates in 525, 625 and HD modes simultaneously; has audio options for analog, AES and AES/SD embedded tones and silence.
305-495-8636
www.trilogycomms.com

TERRESTRIAL DIGITAL TV SIGNAL GENERATOR

ShibaSoku DS303B: Signal generator converts and transmits signals from analog to digital in a broad range of formats; can select a variety of output settings, including 8-VSB, DVB-C and ISDB-T; can be equipped with optional modules to support MPEG-2-TS signal generation; offers a suite of modulation and broadcast standard support.
303-278-1111
www.shibasoku.com

VIDEO SERVER

Leightronix NEXUS: Multichannel server includes WebNEXUS, a Web interface for creating and managing digital video slides via the Internet; log into NEXUS using any standard Web browser; creates and broadcast time-sensitive and emergency messages; integrates with other video playback devices such as DVDs and VCRs.
800-243-5589
www.leightronix.com

STANDARDS CONVERTER

TV One PX-720: Converter automatically detects PAL, SECAM and NTSC; motion compensation is also provided; features an integral time base corrector with full synchronization that allows the unit to be genlocked to a composite video source; uses digital conversion and digital comb filtering in the decoding process; internal 10-bit accurate A/D and D/A conversion circuitry is employed for 8-bit resolution.
859-282-7303;www.tvone.com

STANDALONE ENCODERS

Axon Digital Design DDP14 and DDP84: Feature Dolby Digital Plus and are part of the Synapse broadcast system; incorporate the Dolby Cat No 561 OEM module to provide real-time multichannel encoding in Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital technology; have five discrete AES/EBU inputs (10 audio channels) and four discrete bit-stream outputs.
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv

CONVERTER

AJA Video RD10MD: Dual-channel converter downconverts HD to SD at 10-bit, broadcast-quality; features three re-clocked input loop HD/SD SDI outputs (two on channel 1 and one on channel 2), with two downconverted outputs on each channel that can be independently configured as SDI or composite analog; supports all HD formats and 24p/psf with 3:2 pulldown.
530-274-2048;www.aja.com

BROADCAST SERVER

360 Systems Image Server MAXX: Server's new standard equipment includes faster FTP transfers with other servers, NLEs and network-attached storage, embedded audio, a remote workstation interface software, and an ability to perform MPEG-2 transfers in different forms; has a high level of compatibility for file-based workflows; includes composite video and SDI ports and AES/EBU digital audio as well as balanced +4 analog audio on XLR connectors.
818-735-8221
www.360systems.com

OPTICAL DISEMBEDDER

Ensemble Designs BrightEye 74: An eight-channel audio disembedder for 1.5Gb/s HD video signals or 270Mb/s SD signals; accepts either an HD or SD optical signal; includes an eight-channel audio mixer with channel swap and shuffle capability to rearrange and remix audio channels; provides precise control over audio level, with up to 12dB of gain to compensate for low-level sources.
530-478-1830
www.ensembledesigns.com

PORTABLE DVR

Fast Forward Video NDT 200: Portable, handheld DVR features a standard removable 2.5in hard-disk drive and a large display panel and touchpad; all functions can be controlled via the touch pad, soft buttons and LCD panel on top of the unit or from an external PC or VTR controller; video clips can be recorded in QuickTime format for playback on a PC or Mac or as FFV secure video files.
949-852-8404;www.ffv.com