New Products - September 2003

A rundown of the latest products from Sony, Panasonic, Thomson Grass Valley, Miranda and more!
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HD CAMCORDER

JVC JY-HD10: Single CCD (1.18 million pixel, 16:9) professional camcorder records at various resolution modes; can record at HD resolution 720p as well as to output at both 720p and upconverted 1080i signals; recording is done using native 16:9 from the CCD with an MPEG-2 HD compression algorithm (GOP - 6) directly to standard-size miniDV cassettes; also incorporates a standard mode with 4:3 DV compression of MPEG-2 at 480/60p or 480/60i.
973-317-5000;www.jvc.com/pro

DIGITAL VISION'S MOTION LIBRARY

Choose from over 70 DVD/CD titles with over 2000 cost effective, high-quality clips; all clips are broadcast quality, cross-platform and in Quicktime format with JPEG Codec compression; where possible, there are Alpha mattes and looping for total multimedia flexibility.
888 381 9445;www.digitalvisiononline.com

AES DIGITAL AUDIO MANAGEMENT

Sigma Electronics OctaStream: A new product range designed to assist in the integration of AES and multichannel digital audio into a DTV system.
866-569-2681;www.sigmaelectronics.com

AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Encoda A7000D series: New configuration for broadcasters needing to run fewer channels; expandable from a single channel to 1000 on-air channels; provides functions for playout, automatic caching and systemwide alarm management; includes content and delivery management; ingest and media preparation.
303-237-4000;www.encodasystems.com

UTILITY ROUTER LINE

Thomson Grass Valley Acapella router: 16×4 matrix; designed to support SD, HD and analog video and AES digital and analog audio in a single-format and variety of dual-format configurations; synchronous glitch-free switching; looping reference; serial interface and support for Grass Valley Net Central SNMP-based remote monitoring system.
530-478-3000;www.thomsongrassvalley.com

ON-AIR GRAPHICS, VIRTUAL SETS AND SPORTS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Orad CyberGraphics: Titles and tickers/crawls, “over the shoulder” and full-frame 3-D graphics, three channels of digital video effects and presentation on studio walls; interfaces to industry standard newsrooms; user-friendly API for creating dedicated control.
888-770-0713;www.orad.tv

BACKGROUND PROCESSING SOFTWARE

Discreet burn 1: Delivers no less than double the offline rendering performance of complex visual effects; ships with backburner, Discreet's network rendering management software; burn can reduce the rendering time of a single flame system in half — doubling productivity while working with backburner.
800-869-3504;www.discreet.com

LCD MONITORS

Panasonic CT-Series CT-L1400 (shown) and CT-L2000: Space-saving, lightweight technology; Panasonic-exclusive Adaptive Intensity (AI) technology boosts brightness and delivers deeper blacks for contrast scenes; 450cd/m panel brightness; 400:1 contrast ratio and 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles; two composite and one component video/audio input, plus built-in audio speakers.
800-528-8601;www.panasonic.com

REAL-TIME RESTORATION SYSTEM

Snell & Wilcox Archangel Ph.C: Cleans, fixes and stabilizes in real time any video material that has deteriorated or been damaged; nonlinear enhancer; motion-compensated processing; material can be restored within two or three times its running length.
408-260-1000;www.snellwilcox.com

MIXER SOFTWARE PACKAGE

Euphonix System 5-B Broadcast Package: Allows for up to 96 channels using a single DSP mixer core; includes a dedicated mix-minus bus with single-button-press mix-minus outputs and talkback from each channel; also includes the same redundancy and dual mains input capabilities as Max Air.
650-855-0400;www.euphonix.com

HDCAM EXPANSION

Sony HDCAM-SR: Capable of recording in either RGB 4:4:4 or component 4:2:2, providing a new reference standard for high-definition imagery; greater storage capacity, higher data-transfer rates, and more audio channels make it ideal for high-end post production, mastering and archiving.
800-222-7669;www.sony.com

BROADCAST PROCESS MANAGEMENT

Ibis CoreTx: Manages videoclip migration from legacy servers to new environments; material and metadata can be collated and moved between servers from different manufacturers; metadata can be captured and stored in the client's IBIS asset core.
+47 5153 7770;www.ibis.tv

DIGITAL CONTENT PROTECTION SYSTEM

Irdeto Access CypherCast: Designed to provide the highest levels of protection possible against the theft of content, assets and revenues; optimized for operators requiring secure deployment of premium video over DSL and FTTH; features real-time encryption for superior security, session-based encryption including limited-life keys, and encryption of individual VOD sessions, as well as a secure client architecture.
858-668-4800;www.irdetoaccess.com

INGEST-TO-AIR WORKFLOW AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Harris Resource Suite: Brings together everything a broadcaster needs to automate labor-intensive processes, eliminate duplication of efforts, streamline asset management processes and share media seamlessly throughout the enterprise; with the digital ingest module, broadcasters can eliminate the need to re-key metadata embedded in digital files delivered by Media DVX, Pathfire, DG Systems and other digital delivery services directly to a server.
321-727-9100;www.broadcast.harris.com

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HD PROGRAM PRODUCTION VTR

Panasonic AJ-HD1700 DVCPRO: Provides extended recording times, superior slow motion and low tape costs for HD program production, distribution and archiving; can record up to 126 minutes in either 1080/60i, 1080/50i, or 720/60p high-definition formats on a single cassette; editing-point guard tracks, double-head playback system, new metal-in-gap (MIG) heads and error-correction circuitry.
800-528-8601;www.panasonic.com

DISK RECORDING MODULE

Focus FireStore DR-DV5000: Portable DV disk recorder designed to mount between the camcorder and battery system on JVC's line of full-size professional DV camcorders; can record up to six hours on a single drive; comes with retro loop and time lapse recording; powerful disk utilities; playback modes, infrared, wired or serial remote control; small, lightweight enclosure.
408-866-8300;www.focusinfo.com

DIGITAL FILM RECORDER

Celco Firestorm: High-resolution frame of film in 2.5 seconds; can output to multiple film formats including 16mm, 35mm, and 65mm; 5, 8, 10, and 15-perf (IMAX format).
909-481-4648;www.celco.com

PROGRAMMING TOOL FOR CUSTOM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS

Inscriber RTX-HD: A programming tool for sports, elections and news; provides direct control over frame buffer technology; able to develop custom graphics, rolls and crawls, animations, real-time data, video clip playback, and multi-zone support; allows broadcasters to create their own broadcast applications by interfacing directly with video hardware; includes dynamic features such as organic transitions and rendered 3-D mesh effects.
519-570-9111;www.inscriber.com

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