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Pebble Beach upgrades automation software at NAB

With the enhanced Anemone software, users can now attach an unlimited number of secondary events to each primary event in a playlist.

At NAB, Pebble Beach Systems will demonstrate several new enhancements — including secondary event handling and media logging — to its Anemone and Neptune automation products.

Users are now able to attach virtually an unlimited number of secondaries to each primary event in a playlist. Complex secondary requirements such as DVE moves, graphical elements and subtitling can now be managed easily, the company said. A new intuitive user interface provides a simple means of displaying important information and avoids cluttering of playlists.

Another enhancement is the Media logger, a new low-resolution media browse tool, which is integrated into the standard Pebble Beach client. It enables users to browse low-resolution copies of material and to identify significant frames and segments, such as where commercials can be conveniently played.

In addition, the company will show Media Porthole and Razorfish, Pebble Beach's other media browse tools, working with Omneon ProBrowse files as well as IPV MPEG-4 files. It will also demonstrate integration of archives into its automation solutions using a Sony SAIT (Super Advanced Intelligent Tape) drive.

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