New Products - November 2003

EDITING SOFTWARE

Avid Xpress Pro: Lets users edit DV, mix resolutions in the timeline, and save space using the new 15:1s offline resolution; access 24 video and 24 audio tracks with unlimited layers, apply 2D and 3D OpenGL-based effects, edit true 23.976 media, trim and edit using JKL keys, and customize their workspaces; comes with built-in software ¡°experts¡± such as AutoCorrect and NaturalMatch color correction, DV Scene Extraction, AutoSave, and ExpertRender.
978-640-6789;www.avid.com (opens in new tab)

MEDIA CONVERTER

Stratos Lightwave VMC-R-X-2: Has typical link distance up to 20 km at 1.485 Gbps and up to 35 km at 270 Mbps; features a Digital Diagnostic Monitoring interface; includes 75¦¸ BNC simplex electrical interface, error-free pathological pattern operation and an LED indicator; has a rugged die cast/over molded construction.
800-323-6858;www.stratoslightwave.com

QUALITY MANAGEMENT TOOL

Omnitek and Pixelmetrix Quality Auditor: Monitors digital video, embedded audio and metadata, and logs analyzed data against timecode; includes an integrated Pixelmetrix QMM picture quality analysis software with Omnitek's PC-based solution; selected errors and warnings are logged to an XML format data file; checks for gross video signal errors, features 16-channel audio peak overload and silence detection; has adjustable warning and alarm threshold timeouts.
+44 1256 881 110;www.omnitek.tv; 866-749-3587;www.pixelmetrix.com

SLOW-MOTION CONTROLLER

DNF Controls ST300-DSR1K: Developed to provide control over the Sony DSR-DR1000 DVCAM stream-based hard-disk recorder; provides instant access and simultaneous record and playback functionality; offers users a T-Bar for fast, simple and smooth slow motion instant replay; features single-keystroke cue marking for access of up to 100 cue points per DSR-DR1000.
818-898-3380;www.dnfcontrols.com

ING TAPELESS PRODUCTS

Panasonic DVCPRO-based P2 series: P2 card: Stores 18 minutes of DVCPRO at 25Mb/s and nine minutes at DVCPRO50; P2 cam: includes five P2 card slots, has a total record capacity of 90 minutes with 4 GB P2 cards at DVCPRO; P2 editor: laptop editing system based on Panasonic's Toughbook notebook PC; equipped with a PCMCIA card slot for P2 cards and an NLE software editing system; P2 deck: links the ING system into the standard broadcast infrastructure; on-air transmission is possible from an OB truck using a P2 deck capable of handling five P2 cards and with interfaces and operation similar to a VTR; P2 drive: A five P2 card reader/writer equipped with a USB 2.0 interface that links the cards into a PC; provides one of the routes linking ING to newsroom networks.
800-528-8601;www.panasonic.com/broadcast (opens in new tab)

DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHERS

PESA Cheetah: Handles SD, HD, analog, and AES audio signals all within the new 448 Flexi-Frame; offers DAC (10-bit SDI to analog conversion), HD to SD downconversion capability via optional output cards, and/or dual outputs for HD, SD, or analog video; provides copper and fiber input and output modules; standard frame sizes are offered to accommodate a wide range of requirements.
256-726-9200 ¡Á460;www.pesa.com

VIDEO SERVERS

Leitch NEXIO: Provides a foundation for any Integrated Content Environment; designed for both transmission and news environments; has fault-tolerance and interoperability; features new, high-performance single or dual Intel Xeon processors; runs the RAIDSoft system, which allows all channels and network ports simultaneous access to content for maximum operational efficiency; users can build systems up to 12 terabytes in a single domain.
800-231-9673; 888-843-7004;www.leitch.com

NLE VIDEO EDITING APPLICATION

Pinnacle Liquid Edition: Has real-time compositing, effects and DVD authoring, all within the same intuitive interface; uses both the CPU and GPU to provide more than 1000 real-time 2D and 3D effects; features Pinnacle's CX primary and secondary color corrector, and Dynamic slow-motion controls; offers background rendering; provides DVD authoring; XSend capability allows for rapid sharing of clips and projects with Pinnacle Commotion Pro, Adobe After Effects and Macromedia Flash MX.
650-526-1600;www.pinnaclesys.com (opens in new tab)

MULTI-LAYER VIDEO MIXER

Chyron C-Mix: Is 1RU; designed for use with Chyron's Duet character generators; can mix and layer up to four video and key input pairs, plus program video in any order within the mixer; has a bypass relay so program video is not lost in case of hardware failure; commands can be animated on the timeline and stored in a Lyric message for playback.
631-845-3862;www.chyron.com

NETWORKING PLATFORM

Harris NetVX: Can support any contribution and/or distribution application; offers a plug-and-play upgrade path for the future; a single 5RU chassis can hold up to 17 software modules; analog or digital video, audio, and/or data can be transported over any combination of networks simultaneously; is available with MPEG-2 encoding and decoding and transport stream demultiplexing and remultiplexing modules.
800-442-7747;www.harrisbroadcast.com

MODULAR ROUTER SYSTEM

Network Electronics VikinX: Ranges from 32¡Á32 to 128¡Á128; is available in SDI or HD-SDI; supports data rates from 19.4 Mb/s to 540 Mb/s in the SDI version and 19.4 Mb/s to 1485 Mb/s in the HD-SDI version; SD and HD can be mixed in the same frame; provides a fully hot-swappable architecture independent of signal formats.
818-701-6201;www.network-electronics.com

SOFTWARE UPGRADE

Studer V3.3: Applicable to Studer consoles using the D950 processing core ¡ª the D950 M2, Vista 7 and Vista 6; has improved snapshop facilities in static mode; includes an undo function for snapshot recall; can snapshot crossfades over any interval up to 100 seconds; protects against accidentally changing patched connections; other features vary depending on the console type and its existing feature set.
+41 1 870 75 11;www.studer.ch

MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER

Quartz QMC-HD: Can be used as a stand-alone system or as part of a mixed SD/HD system; offers multiple key layers, built-in Logo Store, two voiceovers, and signal protection features; audio capabilities are enhanced to handle the needs of 5.1 surround; video standards include 1080i and 720p; includes cut, mix and fade transitions, and up to two additional internal linear keyers fed from external sources of key and fill per channel; is supplied with built-in signal protection as standard, including emergency input and optional redundant power supply.
888-638-8745;www.quartzus.com

GROUNDING SYSTEM

Electrorack Enclosure Products Automatic Grounding System: Eliminates the need for users to drill through the surface to the ground; features a specially designed grounding clip and standard butt splice; the clip system eliminates having to drill and install braided cable; complies with UL standards for equipment grounding conductors.
800-433-6745;www.electrorack.com

DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER

Sierra Video Systems Shasta 1602HD-LS: Resolves on-air switching of embedded audio for live broadcast facilities; switches HD video without the pops or clicks associated with embedded audio; includes route locking, manual chop, tally and adjustable blade; built with an auto-timer feature that automatically time-aligns inputs within a 2H window.
530-478-1000;www.sierravideo.com

DESKTOP ENCODER

Popwire Technology Compression Master 2.1: Mac OSX-based encoder supports ISMA and 3GPP specifications; features Pre-view, support for 2-pass encoding, MPEG-4 Advanced profile, improved filters, optimized performance and improved GUI; has an extended format support and extended filter features.
+46 8 506 667 00;www.popwire.com

VISUAL WORKSTATION

SGI Tezro: Supports a full suite of SGI DMedia Pro options; includes up to four processors for CPU-intensive applications; has high-bandwidth architecture; features VPro graphics; supports two streams of HD 10-bit 4:4:4:4 RGBA video; can also display large data sets at high resolution and can support four simultaneous, synchronized displays for help in data analysis and problem solving; has two form factors designed for serviceability and deployability.
659-960-1980;www.sgi.com

TRAFFIC AND BILLING APPLICATION

Cam Systems Eclipse 3.2: Includes integrated inventory control, reporting and sales and traffic management; features an advanced make good functionality, enhanced programming, network format capabilities, and simplified order entry; has fully customized invoicing and financial control/reporting features.
408-446-7000;www.camsystems.com

HD LCD MONITOR

ERG Ventures HDM-EV30D HD monitor: Offers enhanced color and gamma adjustment functions, framing markers and a memory preset function; has a rugged, compact design and low-power consumption; features a wide and stable site angle, panel brightness and a color adjustment function that allows for near-exact color reproduction.
949-509-6558;www.erg-ventures.co.jp/e

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EDITOR

Incite Editor 3.1: Features new commands and tools for rendering and batch render management; includes background-rendered, keyframeable transitions; has greater interactivity between Incite Project Configuration and Incite Media Manager M2; supports for VLAN and Tape-to-Tape editing; features definable mixer configuration templates, new tools for timeline codec selection and real-time sub-pixel rolls and crawls.
949-509-6558;www.inciteonline.com

MULTI-DEFINITION DIGITAL DISK RECORDER

Accom WSD/HDe: captures both SD and HD uncompressed video content; provides real-time playback for rendered material; offers plug-and-play operation; has 2.5 hours of built-in recording capacity at 24p format; includes RAID-3 parity protection for video with redundant mirrored disks for audio.
650-328-3818;www.accom.com

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