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World Edition New Products - October 2003

PORTABLE LIGHT

Frezzi SSG-200: Engineered for news gathering and field production; produces a wide, flat optical field; at a distance of 3 meters, 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.
+1-973-427-1160;www.frezzi.com

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; accepts transport stream inputs up to 50Mb/s and affects a broadcast delay of up to three days at full line rate.
+65 6547 4935;www.pixelmetrix.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 +/- 0.4mm.
+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 and up to 5-way planning with boom control.
+61 2 9975 1777;www.fairlightau.com

SPORTS PRODUCTION

Gee Broadcast Geevs Sports II: Offers synchronized multicamera record and playback for up to 12 camera feeds, slow-motion, instant highlight editing and control; a series of mark points can be entered while recording or when reviewing material to provide quick access to moments of particular interest.
+44 1256 810123;www.geevs.co.uk

MULTIFORMAT NEWS EDITOR

OmniBus Systems HeadLine Media Editor: Designed for news and sports production; features support for Windows Media 9 Series; enables high-speed, SD and HD editing in single or mixed formats, even on a laptop.
+44 8705 003 205;www.omnibus.tv

GAMMA CORRECTOR

Panasonic AJ-GBX27: 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.
+44 118 902 9200;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.
+1-508-754-4858;www.telecast-fiber.com

MEDIA SERVER SYSTEM

Omneon Video Networks SPECTRUM ES: Low-cost, low-profile playout server for remote “edge server” applications; delivers a threefold increase in channel capacity at almost half the cost of previous offerings; scalability allows customers to expand I/O ports, bandwidth, capacity and redundancy in granular increments without turning the system off.
+44 1256 884 450;www.omneon.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.
+33 1 55 86 87 88;www.miranda.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 75Ù 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.
+44 7766 835 442;www.teranex.com

LIVE REMOTE PRODUCTION

Quantel Split Remote: Designed to make on-the-spot coverage of remote events more cost-effective; based on the concept of twinned servers located at an event and back at the broadcaster's headquarters; Quantel's server architecture allows the servers to behave as if they are side by side, sharing the same footage under a single system-wide database.
+44 1635 4822;www.quantel.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

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
+44 1284 752 121;www.vinten.com