Did you miss IBC2002? Even with five days, it was hard pressed to cover all the sessions and the convention exhibition floor. However, the editors of Broadcast Engineering's World Edition have sifted through hundreds of new product releases in order to highlight some of the products you missed at the show.
The products shown here represent but a small sample of the key technologies and new services you'll see at the convention. Based on the number of press releases we've already received, you can expect to find thousands of new products being shown from almost a 1000 exhibitors.
If you'd like a more interactive interface with this Product Source, visit the Broadcast Engineering Web site. There, you'll find each new product, complete with description and a hot link back to the manufacturer's Web site. From our Web site, you'll be able to quickly view the product and also request information directly from the vendor. Another service we provide to Broadcast Engineering readers.
Finally, to make your convention floor time more enjoyable and efficient, don't forget to use the Broadcast Engineering map, which is located in our August issue. Your feet will appreciate it. Now, read on for some of the new products you'll find at this year's IBC.
AES DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTERQuartz Electronics Q256
Supports digital and analog I/Os with a flexible digital core; is configurable from 32×32 to 128×128 in 8U and 256×256 in 16U, with expandability to 1024×1024 using additional frames.
+44 118 935 0200;www.quartzuk.com
MODULAR SIGNAL MONITORING RANGETrilogy Broadcast 600 Series
Consists of an SDI line monitor and changeover card, which provides detection for two SDI inputs; an AES/EBU line monitor and changeover card, which provides detection for four AES-3 streams; an analog composite video detector and changeover card, which provides detection for four channels of analog video; and an analog audio detector and changeover card, which provides detection of two stereo pairs.
+44 1264 38400www.trilogy-broadcast.com
VIDEO PROC-AMPCrystal Vision ViPA
10-bit unit allows flexible independent adjustments of a digital signal image in the YUV color space; provides tools such as independent lift, independent gain, and overall lift and gain.
+44 1223 506515;www.crystalvision.tv
CHARACTER GENERATORPixel Power Clarity2 SD
Features dual AMD Athlon MP1900+ processors and multiple pixel processors; available in both SD and HD configurations; SD and HD outputs can be combined in a single unit; supports an optional clip player; designed for live news, sports and production environments.
+44 1223 721000;www.pixelpower.com
MEDIA SERVERSGI Media Server
Features MPEG-2, DVCPRO 25 and DVCPRO 50 formats; includes GXF and MXF file exchange and the new “Clip build” feature, which builds virtual clip-based on an EDL.
+08702 43 22 43;www.sgi.co.uk
INGEST, ARCHIVING AND BROWSING TOOLSHarris Invenio
Consists of Invenio Media, which streamlines the process of digitally recording media into all formats that will be required and creating metadata, and Invenio Content, an archiving tool for making media more accessible.
+44 118 964 8000;www.harris.com
DIGITAL/ANALOG TV COMBINER UNITRadio Frequency Systems
Tunable across the entire UHF band; optimized for the 20W to 250W power range; optimized for low insertion loss; filters can provide critical emission masking of the transmitter signal.
+49 511 676 2731;www.rfsworld.com
NONLINEAR EDITOR TOOLKITIncite Editor
Includes 16 simultaneous real-time FX on each real-time track; has unlimited video/audio tracks; exports clips, storyboards, regions and EDLs; features animated titles and graphics, speed change filter and background rendering for software effects.
+41 22 308 57 57;www.inciteonline.com
DV DIGITAL CINEMA CAMCORDERPanasonic Broadcast AG-DVX100
Features 24p film-style output, enabling material to be easily used with film and news documentary material.
+49 611 18160
VIDEO ENCODERNextream ADSL SuperEncoder
Deisgned for video over ADSL applications; allows two TV channels to be simultaneously broadcast in the headend; includes the SuperEncoder engine and offers new video compression optimizations.
+33 1 34 20 70 01;www.nextream-online.com
FLUORESCENT LIGHTVidessence Setlite
110W compact fluorescent unit; may be used for fill lighting for short throw studio applications.
+1 650 356 0921;www.videssence.tv
FIBER-OPTIC VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEMOpticomm DVX-104
Provides transport of one SDI with four external audio channels or two stereo AES/EBU signals at up to 270Mb/s over one single-mode fiber; features a bit-error rate of 10-14 and an easy plug-and-play design.
VIRTUAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION SYSTEMRadamec Broadcast Systems Scenario XR
Renders sets in real time, including reflections and refractions of live inserted elements such as SDI video, pictures and graphics; imports 3-D set designs from industry standard packages; uses Radamec's 436VR camera sensor and lens encoders to provide accurate camera position information.
+44 0932 561181www.RadamecBroadcast.co.uk
CONTENT PRODUCTION SYSTEMSysMedia PLASMA MAGENTA
Users can create, manage and transmit information services within digital TV and analog broadcasts; provides multi-format authoring and database management facilities; allows information stream to be processed for different target platforms.
+44 1293 814 200;www.sysmedia.com
SPORTS PRODUCTIONOrad Hi-Tec Systems Sport'Air
Combines high-quality replays and 3-D transitions enhanced with 2-D/3-D graphics overlays for stats and texts; allows highlights packages to be created on the fly and played back from a single GUI.
+44 20 7419 0319;www.orad.tv
MPEG-2 ENCODERVela Argus LC
Is optimized for use in smaller streaming media, video distribution and media asset management facilities; allows users to encode analog video and audio inputs; includes an MPEG-2 encoding board, cables and the latest Argus software.
+1 727 507 5300;www.vela.com
SUBWOOFERSGenelec Laminar Spiral Enclosure
Designed for multi-channel surround-sound monitoring environments; eliminates acoustic non-linearities from port turbulence; series consists of four models; three models feature the 6.1 bass management system which splits the six main channel input signals into low and high frequency components.
+358 17 83 881;www.genelec.com
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEMMatrox DigiSuite MAX
Compatible with a full range of editing, compositing, paint, animation, DVD authoring and Web streaming software; allows users to output to tape, CD, DVD and the Web; offers broadcast-quality analog and digital video and audio I/O.
+1 514 822 6000;www.matrox.com
UNDER MONITOR TALLY DISPLAYSTelevision Systems Ltd
Tri-color 8- and 16-character units; fully modular, flexible and expandable systems suitable for large, small and mobile applications; integrate switchers, routers and multiviewers.
+44 1638 44991www.televisionsystems.ltd.uk
DIGITAL WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEMDrake Electronics FreeSpeak
Uses 64kb/s radio links and a card in the Drake matrix to support seamless roaming of the user from one radio antenna to another; antenna are located inconspicuously at various locations in the production facility; comes in a beltpack format and features auto-roaming DPA technology.
+44 1727 871200;www.drake-uk.com
LI-ION BATTERYAnton/Bauer DIONIC
Designed to run a typical camcorder for more than three hours; can be mixed and matched to charge with any Anton/Bauer batteries on InterActive 2000 Power-Chargers or the TITAN series of power products; weighs 770g and packs 80W/h of power.
+1 203 929 1100;www.antonbauer.com
VIDEO TRIPODManfrotto 540ART
Features a 100mm and a 75mm bowl bolt-on adapter; the addition of carbon fiber makes the unit lightweight; includes rubber shoes for spiked feet, a mid-level spreader, lower section locking, a push button, tripod leveling and universal head fitting.
+39 0439 8886000;www.manfrotto.com
COLOR ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMda Vinci 2K Plus
Adds gamma curve adjust with increased gamma range; features are now individually controlled for applying separate custom curve and gamma effects; up to 12 qualifiers can be overlapped so multiple secondary corrections can be applied to the same qualified area.
+1 954 688 5600;www.davsys.com
NEWSROOM AUTOMATION SYSTEMSAutocue Q-Series
Includes Qnews for newsroom automation, Qnet for production scripting and prompting, QTX for single- or multi-channel transmission and automation, and Qmedia for media management.
+44 208 870 0104;www.autocue.co.uk
POV SINGLE-FIBER BIDRECTIONAL VIDEO AND DATA LINKTelecast Fiber Systems TR5221
Available as either a rack-mounted or “throw-down” module that transports broadcast-quality video from a remote POV camera, return video/genlock back to the camera, tally closure signals and two full duplex control data signals for both camera and PTZ platforms.
+1 508 754 4858;www.telecast-fiber.com
MULTI-WINDOW DISPLAY PROCESSORZandar Technologies FusionPro
Renders multiple video and computer graphics sources to high-resolution displays; supports resolutions up to SXGA (1280×1024) with pristine image quality achieved through a combination of 10-bit RGB outputs, an advanced video processing engine and dynamic phase adjustment for accurate pixel mapping.
+353 1 2808 945;www.zandar.com
40GB/S OPTICAL TESTERActerna ANT-40G
Provides complete analysis of framed signals on SONET/SDH networks operating at OC-768c/STM-256c; is compact and portable; features a touch-screen, menu-driven GUI.
+49 7121 86 2222;www.acterna.com
VIDEO CAPTURE CARDSAJA Kona-SD and Kona-HD
Developed exclusively for Apple's Mac OS X operating system; supports affordable editing, design and creation tools with professional-quality 10-bit, uncompressed digital video; also supports all QuickTime applications available for OS X, including Adobe After Effects, Discreet Combusition and Alias/Wavefront Maya.
+1 530 274 2048www.aja.com
TWIN DECODER GATEWAYPace Micro Technology Puma
Designed to enable households to watch two separate digital programs on separate TV sets or record one live program while watching another.
+44 1274 532000;www.pace.co.uk
COFDM DEMODULATORBroadcast Technology DTMD 1000
Has a 70MHz IF output in addition to a UHF output; includes data-rate monitoring on the incoming transport stream; null packets are added automatically when the data rate is below the correct rate.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
NLE COLOR CORRECTION SUITESnell & Wilcox Picasso
Choose from up-, down- and cross-conversion, either singularly or in any combination; able to have up to two hours of film played back and color-corrected in real time.
+44 20 8917 4300;www.snellwilcox.com
SCHEDULING SYSTEMIBIS PreCue
Entry-level system designed for local, regional or head-end operations, or for rolling channels, which do not need to make provision for program rights, amortization or multi-channel management; offers planning functionality with database facilities for program, commercial, fill and promotion material plus EPG preparation.
+44 1483 280208;www.ibistv.co.uk
DIGITAL ON-AIR BROADCAST CONSOLEHarrison TVD-SL
Includes 32 motorized faders, a digital system router with touchscreen interface, 24 mix-minus and 24-remote Mic Pre's with 3-inputs each; features 18 stereo line inputs, stereo and 5.1 (AC-3) main program and group busses; remote operation from two locations is possible using satellite controllers.
MASTER CONTROL EQUIPMENTEyeheight PresTX
PresTX range has been expanded to include KeyEasy and MiniKey, linear keyers; MixEasy, a compact vision mixer for control room and OB applications; BugEasy, an on-screen bug generator for channel branding; and Mascara, a touchscreen controller that can be user-configured to operate the entire PresTX series.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com
ENCODING AND ARCHIVING SYSTEMAxon Digital Design TX-Compliance
Provides automated “operator free” server-based recording; covers compliance recording, program archiving and logging.
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv
REMOTE HEADABC Products Merlin
Weighs 3.7 Kg; designed for ABC's Speedy light crane; allows filmmakers to carry a camera crane/remote head combination single-handedly to remote locations.
+49 89 436891 47;www.abc-products.de
GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACEAvalon AAMconsole
Product extension to AVALONidm; monitors the operations of the data management subsystem; administers both the software and the storage hardware that the subsystem manages; issues operational commands to the subsystem when necessary.
+33 1 30 82 38 75;www.ava.com
DIGITAL STILL STOREFast Forward Video
Stores up to 2500 still images with the ability to record full-motion video; includes composite and component video inputs and outputs; features include optional SDI video inputs and outputs, balanced audio in and out, and genlock.
+1 949 852 8404;www.ffv.com
AUDIO METERDK-Audio MSD600M/SA
Features a modular design, 2- to 32-channel in- and output capability, built-in 32×16 audio matrix, and analog and digital operation.
+45 44 85 02 55www.dk-audio.com
END-TO-END SYSTEMTANDBERG Television and Irdeto Access Earlybird
Includes TANDBERG compression, modulation and multiplexing encoding systems; features Irdeto smart cards and conditional access system; supports digital receivers and a range of set top boxes; is upgradeable.
TANDBERG: +47 6711 6200;www.tandbergtv.com
Iredto Access: +7502 937 7670;www.irdetoaccess.com
RESTORATION SYSTEMMathematical Technologies IntelliDeck
Removes dust and chemical stains with Digital Restoration Services software; reduces grain, removes flicker and stabilizes images; resamples audio, pitch correct and mix audio tracks.
+1 401 831 1315;www.mathtech.com
NETWORKING AND STORAGE ARCHITECTUREPinnacle Systems Palladium Architecture
Delivers mission-critical network media solutions; Palladium-ready products include MediaStream servers, Vortex News systems, Pinnacle Liquid Blue and CineWave.
+49 531 2183 0;www.pinnaclesys.com
MPEG IMX VTRSony e-VTR
A cost-effective means for professional AV products to connect with other devices on a network; consists of a plug-in network card that provides an IP address and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to a standard MPEG IMX VTR; allows MXF files carrying 50Mb/s MPEG-2 data to be sent via IT networks.
+44 1256 55011;www.sonybiz.net
RECORDING MICROPHONEAKG Acoustics C 451 B
Is fixed permanently to the preamp to eliminate the mechanical problems of the screw joint; provides protection from RF interference; is insensitive to handling noise; captures signals rich in transients such as drums.
+43 1 86654 0;www.akg-acoustics.com
AUTOMATION SOLUTIONSEncoda DAL Channel Manager
Monitors broadcast signals at critical points in the transmission path; provides alarms to the automation or network monitoring systems; monitors analog and encoded digital signals using set-top boxes.
+44 1256 37 90 00;www.encodasystems.com
SLOW-MOTION CONTROLLERDNF Controls ST300
Operators can select wheel “slomo” range or T-Bar for slow-motion control; features automatic mark cue advance, save the last used slomo speed and enable/disable freeze at record out.
+1-818-898-3380 (check number);www.dnfcontrols.com
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEMLink Research
Includes dual antenna; delivers 4:2:2 TV footage; end-to-end signal delay is 40ms; fixes to the back of any TV camera; can operate at long distances from the receiver; is fully remote controlled
+44 1923 244 233;www.linkres.co.uk
MATTE EXTRACTION TOOLSUltimatte AdvantEdge
Features platform protection, automated controls and fully linear mask; includes video correction, advanced spill suppression and clean-up controls; has color conformance, roto screen correction and an external matte.
+31 297 380 935;www.ultimatte.com
ZOOM AND ASPECT RATIO CONVERTERDigital Vision ZOM
For DVNR real-time image processing workstations; includes aspect ratio and zoom control as well as pan and scan capabilities; features independent re-positioning and user-selectable blanking color.
+ 46 8 546 182 00;www.digitalvision.se
COMPOSITE AND EFFECTS EDITOR5D Cyborg
Features a full 3-D environment with an interactive effects flow graph; includes a 3-D camera model and interactive lighting with up to 24 simultaneous lights; deformations and effects are available on every layer; includes a timeline module showing editing within the compositing pipeline.
+44 20 7620 4800;www.five-d.com
ANALOG VIDEO ROUTERNetwork Electronics Media-8
8×8 RGBHV or Y/C 250MHz router with a stereo audio option; available in 8×8 and 8×4; housed in a 3RU frame; provides a built-in control panel with X-Y control and pre-set buttons; stresses flatness in frequency response.
+47 33 48 99 99;www.network-electronics.com
CHARACTER GENERATOR AND GRAPHICS SYSTEMChyron Duet LEX
Includes Chyron's Lyric software for graphics composition; real-time 2-D and 3-D animation capabilities enable complex graphics to be created and played out easily.
+44 1189 866 123;www.chyron.com
DIGITAL TELEVISION CONSOLEWheatstone D-5.1
Has dedicated mix-minus and bus-minus IFB feeds to strengthen on-air operations; features include any combination of analog and AES sources, 5.1 surround inputs, outputs and monitors, 32 fader pages to control 64 sources, and scalable console surface sizes and system capabilities.
TEST SIGNAL GENERATOROmnitek OMNIGEN
Provides tools for the creation and storage of video and audio test patterns and sequences; imports and exports images from all common PC file formats; provides all the common test signals used in SD and HD applications.
+44 1256 881110;www.omnitek.tv
ZOOM LENSThales Angenieux Tele Super Zoom 26×7.8 AIF.HR/HD series
Combines a wide angle F7.8mm to a 26x zoom ratio; focal range should cover most applications from F7.8mm to F203mm, reaching F406mm with the built-in range extender; features a fast aperture of f/1.8.
+33 477 907 800;www.angenieux.com
SD/HD NOISE REDUCERTeranex StarFilm
Incorporates advanced algorithms for grain and noise reduction, dirt concealment and aperture correction; allows the user to work with either PAL or NTSC material, or HD 1080p23, 24 or 25 and 1080i50 film-based material, in the same platform.
DIGITAL VIDEO COMPRESSION SYSTEMScientific-Atlanta PowerVu
Enhancements will be announced to the system, which offers 4:2:2 encoding and a profile designed to require 50 percent less rack space than other systems.
+49 6173 928 0;www.scientificatlanta.com
HIGH-SPEED KEY FRAME DETECTION SYSTEMSHS Multimedia MediaIndex
Has multi-MPEG format capability, including MPEG-2; enables faster than real-time processing of material with accurate key frame detection, including black frame capability.
+39 030 2219400;www.shs.it
Note: Stand numbers are provided by IBC and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering — World Edition to ensure the accuracy of the listings.
ADVERTISEMENTGenelec launches dynamic, LSE Series range active subwoofers
Genelec has come up with a radically different and innovatively designed range of active subwoofers for multi-channel, professional surround-sound studios - the LSE Series.
The Finnish company's award-winning R & D team, have made full use of Genelec's proprietary LSE (Laminar Spiral Enclosure) technology to create a range of four models (200mm/8", 250mm/10", 305mm/12" and dual-driver 305mm/12") that are extremely dynamic, efficient and exceptionally configurable. LSE technology dramatically alters how high-level, low frequency acoustic energy is delivered to any critical-listening acoustic space. It virtually eliminates acoustic non-linearities from port turbulence, so that the LSE Series delivers a smooth-sounding ‘laminar flow’ of low-frequency energy.
Three of the models in the LSE Series are incorporated with Genelec's latest 6.1 bass management technology. The result is high-velocity, low turbulence sound invaluable in any professional, multi-channel environment.
Genelec's Bass Management System Gives Impressive Control of Highs and Lows.
The new 6.1 bass management system has six signal input and output channels (L/C/R Front and L/C/R Rear), a discrete LFE signal input with a selectable 85/120Hz low-pass filter and a summed signal output for flexibility and easy connection.
The built-in bass management unit splits the six main channel input signals into low and high frequency components, accurately dividing the Input signal between the sub-woofer and main speakers. The cross-over frequency is fixed at 85Hz.
The low pass sections have an adjustable sensitivity for easy level matching with the main speakers. A dedicated LFE In input connector enables easy set-up and accurate monitoring of the LFE channel in 5.1 and 6.1 digital surround sound systems. A +10dB gain switch is also available for the LFE input.
The LFE channel can be set to two bandwidths — 18 to 85Hz or 18 to 120Hz. When the LFE signal includes higher frequencies than 120Hz, they can be monitored using the “redirect” function which redirects the frequencies above 85Hz to the centre channel output. These are then reproduced by the centre channel monitor.
A calibrated “bass roll-off” switch provides adjustments to the subwoofer response in 2db steps. Two phase alignment switches compensate for the delay that occurs if the subwoofer is placed away from the main speakers or for other phase change in the loudspeaker system. Four settings are provided between 0° and -270° and balanced XLR connectors are used for the system input and outputs.
The Genelec LSE Series Active Subs — High-Velocity, Low Turbulence
VARITIME™ DIGITAL SYNC GENERATOR, PT 5210
- Up to 8 Black burst or 6 SDI Black/CB outputs
- VariTime™ sub-nanosecond delay compensation, 8 PAL or 4 NTSC fields
- Dual AES/EBU digital audio generator with separate word clock output
- AES/EBU Audio
- Multi-standard operation, 525/625 SDI, NTSC and PAL
- 10-bit signal generation
- 9 options
The VariTime™ Digital Sync Generator, PT 5210, is a complete system. The Digital Sync Generator is designed to operate as master or slave. Not only traditional analog set-ups, but also in mixed analog/digital set-ups and in completely digital set-ups. The PT 5210 is based on the most recent International specifications for signal generation, and it conforms to relevant ITU, SMPTE, EBU, AES/EBU and EMC norms
CRT COLOR ANALYZER, PM 5639/00 CRT COLOR ANALYZER WITH PC INTERFACE & SOFTWARE, PM 5639/01
- Hand-held, battery operated, only version/00
- Unique graphic RGB and CIE chromaticity display
- CRT Phosphor type independent
- Traceable to international standards, NIST and BIPM
- The PM 5639/01 uses a PC as display, and comes with a software package (mains operated power supply included)
The CRT Color Analyzer, PM 5639/00, is a unique, user-friendy tool for white balance alignment of broadcast monitors and computer graphic displays. It ensures a consistent and high picture quality in video editing and is mandatory with encreasing exchange of program material from sources such as TV studios and production houses. The CRT Color Analyzer, PM 5639/00 is indispensable in the difficult process of objective white balancing and luminance adjustment of any CRT monitor
DIGITAL VIDEO GENERATOR, PT 5230
- Analog composite and SDI outputs
- Up to 4 SDI generators in one 19" rack unit
- Multi-format capabilitym 625/525 SDI — Composite PAL/NTSC
- Dual AES/EBU digital audio generator with separate word clock output
The Digital Video Generator, PT 5230 is especially designed for digital and mixed analog/digital video installations. It provides all signals needed for fault finding, checking and alignment of the entire video chain.
Together with the VariTime™ Digital Sync Generator, PT 5210, it is the logical choice in production, post-production and OB vans. The generator conforms to the relevant ITU, SMPTE, EBU, AES/EBU and EMC norms.
DIGITAL & ANALOG COMPONENT/COMPOSITE WFM, PT 5664
- SDI input 525/625 lines
- Analog Component input 525/625 lines
- Analog composite input (PAL/NTSC)
- YPBPR, RGB, Parade and Overlay, Star and Vector display
The PT 5664 combined analog and digital waveform monitor and vectorscope provides new dimensions in video signal monitoring, in component and composite environments. With its three different video input formats, it is a natural choice in mixed analog and digital facilities. The instrument adjusts automatically to the television system supplied at the inputs.
VARITIME™ CHANGE OVER UNIT, PT 5211
- Basic version 4 channels, expandable up to 12 channels
- Switches analog video, SDI and balanced/unbalanced AES/EBU audio
- Very high reliability, MTBF 80.000 hrs
- Designed to work with VariTime™ Digital Sync Generator, PT 5210 and/or the Digital Video Generator, PT 5230 Options
- 2 BNC Change Over channels, PT 8617 Switches analog video, SDI video and unbalanced AES/EBU
- 2 XLR Change Over channels, PT 8618 Switches balanced AES/EBU
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