New Products - October 2003

Get the lowdown on some of the hottest products in the industry, including Frezzi's SSG-200 and Exavio's media storage system.
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PORTABLE LIGHT

Frezzi SSG-200: Engineered for newsgathering and field production; produces a wide, flat optical field; at a distance of 10 feet it produces up to two times the output of a 400W par HMI fixture with a wide angle lens, due to its computer-optimized 5-inch open face parabolic reflector.
800-345-1030;www.frezzi.com

MEDIA STORAGE SYSTEM

Exavio ExaVault: Provides large-scale network storage for a variety of digital media applications including digital content creation, VOD content libraries, data backup, digital asset management, distance learning, space imagery and digital surveillance; allows for easy integration into existing and future media environments.
408-382-5353;www.exavio.com

BROADCAST-GRADE FLAT PANEL DISPLAY

Panasonic BT-LS1400 LCD monitor: 14-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio; consistent color performance under varying ambient lighting conditions; no performance degradation by magnetic fields generated by speakers or other monitors; suited for use in desktop video editing and in mobile production vehicles; offers a high contrast of 400:1 and a wide viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontally and vertically.
800-528-8601;www.Panasonic.com/broadcast

TEMPORAL DISTORTION GENERATOR

Pixelmetrix DVShift: Ideal for delayed re-broadcast of MPEG-2 streams across time zones; provides real-time, user-controllable delay of MPEG transport streams; can be used for program turnaround; accepts transport stream inputs up to 50Mb/s and affects a broadcast delay of up to three days at full line rate; incorporates self-monitoring features that can notify operators and network management systems of failure or loss of input transport stream.
866-749-3587;www.pixelmetrix.com

TARGETED INFORMATION SERVICE

SignaSys Targeted Service Offering (TSO-ATSC): Provides ATSC compliance reports on stations' broadcast streams; SignaSys provides a Triveni StreamScope off-air recorder for onsite tests, and generates a report on the recorded material; service includes follow-up after station has corrected any errors; cost-effective service allows stations to determine their ATSC compliance without having to invest in costly testing equipment.
408-998-8037;www.signasys.com

EXTENDED INTERFACE FOR ADVANCED VIDEO CONTROL SYSTEM

Leightronix PLMBVIP: Creates a bi-directional link from the TCD/IP controller to the VIP and provides full device control with status; PLMBVIP (PLUS-BUS interface) and TCD/IP work together to control the Magicbox VIP; PLMBVIP is one of many possible PLUS-BUS interfaces available; it can simultaneously control multiple playback/recording devices, including VCRs, DDRs, DVD players, video servers, satellite receivers, and now messaging, digital signage and character generation devices.
517-694-8000;www.leightronix.com

SERVO ELEVATION UNIT

Vinten AutoCam SE-500: A remotely controlled height-positioning unit for use with AutoCam remote control systems; enables positioning of camera height to be achieved from the control desk and allows stored height positions to be recalled with pan, tilt, zoom and focus; small footprint makes this an ideal pedestal for smaller compact studios, allowing multiple systems to be positioned close together; system comes complete with 102P or HS-105P pan and tilt heads, and is controlled by the series 200 control system.
845-268-0100;www.vinten.com

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PORTABLE IEEE-1394 DV-TO-DISK RECORDER

nNovia QuickCapture: Available in 40-, 60- and 80GB models; provides up to six hours of total recording time for NTSC or PAL material; can be worn on a belt or mounted directly to a camera; supports both SBP-2 and AV/c protocols; can be operated as a VTR or as a directly connected disk drive containing “edit-ready, render-free” AVI type-2 material.
201-343-3600;www.nNovia.com

DIGITAL GRADING SYSTEM

Discreet lustre: Software-based digital grading and color correction system for interactive film look creation; parallel grading pipeline allows multiple tasks to be accomplished simultaneously on common data; processes images of any resolution (2K, 4K and above); supports standard film scan formats with real-time playback of up to 2K 10-bit RGB data; tracking, keying, dust-busting, rotoscoping, and pan and scan tools are available.
800-869-3504;www.discreet.com

VIDEO LENS

Cooke S4 HD film-style zoom lens: Clear, calibrated focus scales positioned relative to the focal plane with viewing windows; easily interchangeable footage and metric focus rings; two opposing focus, zoom and iris scales; graduated ring allows precise and smooth adjustment of back focus of +/- 0.4 mm; non-pumping internal focus and zoom movements prevent dust intake; lens support adapts to standard camera support rails.
+44 116 264 0700;www.cookeoptics.com

PC-BASED MIXING CONTROL APPLICATION

Fairlight SoftMix: Removes the need for an external mixer; where one is already in place, provides plug-ins, routing and sub-mixing capability; available as three separate modules: SoftMix, SoftMix Plug-Ins and SoftMix Automation; offers track arming, input patching, direct output, 4x auxiliary sends, up to five-way planning with boom control, solo and mute controls, and bus routing switches.
631-265-4499;www.fairlightau.com

VIDEO MULTIPLEXER

Telecast Fiber Systems DiamondBack II: Transmits eight broadcast-quality analog video signals; can be used for single-mode video and audio telecommunications at distances of up to 30 kilometers; supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM, or composite video formats; system functions on 12 to 24 VDC and consumes less than 20 watts; includes loop-through video inputs on the transmitter, dual-video outputs, and full optical redundancy with automatic switchover in the event of fiber path disruption.
508-754-4858;www.telecast-fiber.com

DIGITAL VIDEO SERIALIZER

Miranda DVC-100: Camera mounted; DV encoder; converts digital parallel video out to DV, composite and SDI simultaneously; provides aspect ratio, safety zone and center markers; features an external time code (LTC) input; can be used immediately for off-line post-production, or dailies, eliminating the need for dubbing after production is completed.
514-333-1772;www.miranda.com

VIDEO MULTIPLEXER/DEMULTIPLEXER

Stratos SD MUX/DE-MUX engine: 8-channel broadcast video aggregation and transport product; compatible with SMPTE 259M/297M, and DVB/ASI standards; multiplexes eight asynchronous SDI video input channels on to an electrical cable or a single optical fiber; have dual optical ports that provide automatic 1+1 protection.
800-323-6858;www.stratoslightwave.com

HD/SD SDI WAVEFORM & VECTOR GENERATION, DISPLAY AND ANALYSIS TOOL

Pixelmetrix DVScope: has an error log/profile capability for automatic verification; supports all SDTV and HDTV serial digital video formats; provides all the functions of an SDI test and monitoring system; 1U rack mount PC with a SDI interface.
866-749-3587;www.pixelmetrix.com

ENCODING PLATFORM

Harmonic DiviCom MV 100: delivers compression efficiencies and video quality for ultra-low bit rate encoding for MPEG-2 and next generation video compression; allows capabilities to be added over time via software upgrades; can be reconfigured in the field to migrate from MPEG-2 to a next generation codec; operates in standalone mode without requiring external management.
408-542-2500;www.harmonicinc.com

GAMMA CORRECTOR

Panasonic AJ-GBX27: Expands the CineGamma display capabilities of the company's AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD cinema camera; designed to adjust the VariCam's HD-SDI output to coincide with the tone graduations of a high-definition CRT display; includes a “Field Mode” for checking the latitude of on-set monitors, a “Video Mode” to convert CineGamma to normal video, and a “Telecine Mode” to prepare for conversion to a film print master; RS-232 control with 12 presets.
800-528-8601;www.Panasonic.com/broadcast

AUDIO SHUFFLER

Eyeheight Shuftie: Compact and versatile digital audio channel shuffler and level controller; allows any incoming AES and SDI-embedded digital audio channel to be switched to any outgoing channel; a total of four stereo channels can be manipulated to any output stream; independent level control is provided on each input channel and output stream.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com

HD/POV MODULE

Telecast Fiber Systems Viper II: Module for fiber optic video system supports bi-directional transmission of HD/SDI and data signals from remote robotic cameras; available in either a rack-mountable or “throw-down” configuration; HD/POV links extend range and reduce labor costs by carrying all digitally and optically multiplexed signals on a single lightweight fiber optic cable to streamline the acquisition of HD images; ideal for various types of remote monitoring in live HD events.
508-754-4858;www.telecast-fiber.com

MPEG-2 PCI DECODER

Vela CineView Quad: Half-size PCI decoder supporting four independent channels of high quality MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 decoded audio and video; ideal for use in streaming video, hospitality and security applications, point-of-sale displays and anywhere requiring multi-channel playback of MPEG encoded content; supports playback data rates up to 15 Mbps.
801-464-1600;www.vela.com

PORTABLE COLOR ANALYZER

Sencore CP5001: Calibrates all video display technologies including DLP, LCD, plasma, CRT and more; calibrates front and rear projectors as well as direct view displays; decreases calibration time with measurement screens and a graphical interface; CIE and RGB screens illustrate which colors need adjusting for simple calibrations; custom software lets users download calibration data to a PC for documentation, data storage and report generation.
605-339-0100;www.sencore.com

BROADCAST SYSTEM CONTROLLER

Pharos Pilot MCR: Allows complete desktop control of broadcast equipment; enables non-engineering staff to operate and monitor an entire broadcast network; switching and control can be performed immediately via touchscreen or standard computer mouse and keyboard; all major third-party broadcast systems can be interfaced to Pilot MCR.
+44 118 950 2323
www.pharos-comms.com

AUDIO LEVEL METERS

Wohler LM series: Available for either high-resolution or distance viewing; versions are available for analog, AES/EBU digital, SDI and Dolby Digital (AC3 sources), providing from two to 32 channels of monitoring in one unit; unique tri-color LED design.
650-589-5676;www.wohler.com

CHANGEOVER UNIT

Leader LT 444: Safeguards broadcast signal channels by automatically switching to backup feed when it detects amplitude errors in a primary source; can handle up to 11 channels simultaneously; 11 red LEDs on the front panel provide local error warning and identify the channel affected; equipped with 75V BNC primary and backup inputs plus an output; rear-panel 9-pin Dsub connector allows remote reset.
+31 402 645 345;www.elquip.com

MPEG ARTIFACT REDUCER

Teranex imageEnhancer: Removes artifacts while leaving the detail of the image intact; allows content distributors to increase their channel capacity and maintain the overall quality of their product; built on Teranex's PixelMotion de-interlacing, cadence detection and handling and scene change detection technology.
407-858-6000;www.teranex.com

POWER AMPLIFIER SOUND CARDS

Altinex MT113-102 and MT113-103: Power amplifier audio cards for the modular ALTINEX MultiTasker product line; accept three stereo line level or microphone level signals with switched phantom power; microphone inputs provide AGC control and limiting to avoid audio distortions and popping; fixed balanced stereo output is provided for routing to additional power amplifiers; the MT113-102 has a 70V 10 watt mono speaker output, and the MT113-103 has two 8V 5 watt (stereo) speaker outputs.
800-258-4649;www.altinex.com

DENSE WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (DWDM) PLATFORM

Artel VSGm: A1 RU passive DWDM platform that allows the VSG solution to adapt to any network topology; uses passive optical components that enable the deployment of flexible, dense and robust VoD networks; a comprehensive selection of plug-in modules allows network engineers to create any VoD network configuration, including star, ring, point-to-point and cascade topologies; four and 20 channel DWDM muxes/demux modules; add/drop/pass filters — ITU channels 19-59; combiners/splitters (50/50 and 80/20); four channel band splitters enables low loss filtering of local traffic band splitters (red/blue) filters — split forward and return path traffic.
800-225-0228;www.artel.com

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