A Toast to IBC2006
AJA Kona 3 -- SD/HD Capture Card
Now features 2K resolution video support; now provides customers editing and finishing on an Apple Power Mac G5 with the capability to bring in and play back material at 2K; support for hardware-based 1080i-to-720p or 720p-to-1080i crossconversion.
Axon Digital Design HSU20/21 -- Upconverter
High-end upconverter based on advanced Teranex algorithms; compatible with add-on Synapse systems; runs on two HQV Realta chips from Silicon Optix providing 2 trillion ops; two processed outputs; SD/HD-SDI input, 576i to 1080i/50 or 720p/50 conversion; 480i to 1080i/59.94 or 720p.59.94 conversion.
+44 118 973 8920; www.axon.tv
Brick House Video Proteus-R -- Standards Converter
Is a rack-mounted version of the original Proteus-P portable/desktop unit; range now offers an aspect ratio conversion option in addition to 10-bit SDI, analog video and audio I/O, an advanced standards conversion algorithm and comprehensive audio synchronization facilities; its full-width 1RU chassis features a larger display, extended navigation controls, and separate audio source and selection indication.
+44 1962 777733; www.brickhousevideo.com
Chyron HX200 -- HD/SD CG
Features broadcast-quality, real-time animation and seamless interoperability with external systems; ideal as an entry-level HD/SD solution for studio and mobile live broadcast and production operations; allows the creation of 2-D/3-D graphics that can be taken to air immediately; content can be created on- or offline; additional features include multiple simultaneous rolls and crawls, slow reveals, clocks and timers.
+44 118 916 8480; www.chryon.com
Dayang VIPS 3000 series -- Multi-Definition Server
Provides simultaneous output of HD and SD signals; HD ingest and playout can be performed in MPEG-I, MPEG-IBP and DVCPRO HD formats; SD ingest and broadcasting of files in DV25, DV50, MPEG-I and MPEG-IBP formats also are supported; available in three versions: VIPS 3412 (one input, two outputs), VIPS 3423 (two inputs, four outputs) and VIPS 3404 (four inputs, four outputs).
+852 2730 2117; www.dayang.com
Dektec Digital Video DTA-110T -- DVB-T/DVB-H Modulator
DVB-T modulator/DVB-H modulator fully supports EN 300 744; low cost, low power and flexibility is achieved by performing part of the OFDM modulation process in software; integrated UHF upconverter with on-board 400MHz to 862MHz synthesizer; RF output can be connected directly to a DVB-T terrestrial receiver.
+44 77 40042848; www.dektec.com
DK Technologies PT5300 -- SD/HD Sync and Test Signal Generator
Has been extended with the optional PT8612 HD-SD test signal generator; provides four outputs of HD and SD-SDI outputs with individually selectable signals and formats; the signals include color black, color bars, monitor alignment signals and a test pattern for checking lip-sync.
+45 44 85 02 55; www.dk-technologies.com
Evertz 7780TSM -- IPTV Stream Monitoring Solution
A complete embedded hardware-based solution for IPTV stream monitoring; when combined with a Vistalink Pro NMS, system provides tools to continuously and effectively monitor MPEG-2/H.264 signals in any IPTV network; provides auto-response scripting, multicast stream redirect and real-time monitoring; is SNMP-enabled.
+44 118 935 0200; www.evertz.com
Eyeheight legalEyesMDi -- Multi-Definition Legalizer
Accepts 1080i and 720p, as well as 625i PAL and 525i NTSC SD; enables program producers and editors to ensure that the level of their video signals remains within the strict tolerances required for HD and SD transmission to air and DVD mastering; levels can be monitored continuously and manually or automatically corrected; user adjustments include hard and soft clipping levels, luma gain, chroma gain and black level.
+44 1923 256 000; www.eyeheight.com
FOR-A FA-9000 --HD/SD Singal Processor
Supports all formats, including HD, SD, analog, digital and audio; uses 12-bit internal processing for high-quality images; functions include an up- and downconverter and color corrector; median-based noise reduction, a logo generator and a Dolby E decoder are provided in 1RU.
+44 20 8391 7979; www.for-a.co.uk
Genelec 8200 and 7200 DSP series monitors -- Monitors and Subwoofers
Built on Genelec's 8000 MDE and 7000 LSE Series products; the new 8200 Series bi-amplified active monitors and 7200 Series active subwoofers are designed for end users who want a network speaker system that can be set up, measured, analyzed and calibrated quickly.
+358 17 83 881; www.genelec.com
Harris Leitch VelocityNX -- Promotions Craft Editor
Offers a comprehensive editing and effects toolset for NEXIO server environments; ideal for broadcast production environments that need high-end post features along with shared storage, sports applications that need editing and slow-motion server output, or news operations that require additional compositing capability.
+44 118 964 8000; www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch
JustEdit vsnscenes -- Newsroom Editor
The low-cost editor allows low-resolution proxy preview in variable speeds directly from the chosen format (XDCAM or P2) and selection of a list of clips or subs; automatically uploads high-resolution content to shared video servers; enables management of associated metadata, creating and importing EDLs and selection MXF for transcoding the selected high-res files.
+34 937 349 970; www.vsn-tv.com
Leader LV5800 -- Multi-Monitor Platform
Can be configured on a modular basis to meet specific HD/SD signal analysis requirements while allowing easy future expansion; it retains the intuitive user interface of the LV5700 and LV5750; major options include twin auto-detecting inputs, 1080p/50 dual-link, ultra-compact detachable front panel, and data capture to standard USB memory pen.
+31 40 2 645 345; www.elquip.com
OCTOPUS Newsroom OCTOPUS5 -- Newsroom Computer System
All incoming information, such as wires, Web feeds, media, faxes and e-mails, are organized and ready to be used as ideas for last-second news coverage; offers a global search engine, keyboard shortcuts for frequently used actions and saved screen layout recall; features a new service for transferring stories and whole rundowns, allowing channels to share their assets between offices around the world.
+420 221 181 511; www.octopus-news.com
Omneon Video Networks Spectrum HD -- HD Media Server
Features integrated capability for the simultaneous playback of SD and HD content on either the same channel or independent channel; HD MediaPort playout modules can support one or two channels of HD MPEG playout of 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 material at bit rates up to 78Mb/s.
+44 1256 347400; www.omneon.com
OmniBus iTX -- Production and Transmission System
Ideal for both SD and HD content; uses standard IT hardware and sophisticated software that significantly reduce the investment required to automate a channel; acts as a video server, master control, graphics and logo inserter with automation, ingest, editing and basic content management; integrates with video or IT storage to manage video files; can be deployed on its own or as an integrated system with OmniBus Colossus.
+44 8705 004300; www.omnibus.tv
PAG Orbitor -- Camcorder Shoulder Support
Supports and counterbalances the weight of the camcorder, enabling hours of shooting without fatigue; allows camera operator to pan, tilt and roll smoothly; designed to make control of the camera’s movement effortless, requiring only a light touch.
+44 20 8543 3131; www.paguk.com
Panasonic AJ-HDX900 -- HD Camcorder
2/3in DVCPRO HD camcorder; provides 4:2:2 sampling and intra-frame recording at 100Mb/s in 11 HD formats; supports 1080 59.94i/50i/20.97p/25p/23.98p/23.98pA and 720 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p for high-end productions; features 14-bit A/D conversion, a 12-axis color correction matrix, three Cine-like gamma curve modes to replicate the film look and a newly developed Dynamic Range Stretching function that automatically provides a wider dynamic range and automatically tweaks the camera for each specific shooting condition.
+44 8700 100 464; www.panasonic.com/broadcast
Panther Trixy -- Remote Head
The two-axis version weighs 5kg and can carry a camera load as heavy as 15kg; external motors drive the zoom, focus and iris of all known manufacturers; one cable neatly provides the head with all necessary controls, signal and power; slip rings allow unlimited movements in all three axis.
+49 89 613 900 01; www.panther.tv
Pharos Communications Mediator Enterprise -- Asset Management
Automatically tracks content flow from initial acquisition to playout and post-transmission storage; configurable for large or small networks; includes ingest tools, browsing, quality-control processing and management of tape, near-online and archive libraries.
+44 118 950 2323; www.pharos-comms.com
Pro-Bel Masterpiece -- Master Control Switcher
Offers HD and SD switching, advanced audio processing and flexible keying and DVE options; upgrades include the addition of an HD DVE and the option to install Dolby E decoders and logo storage; now benefits from four keyers and has the ability to handle audio mixing.
+44 118 986 6123; www.pro-bel.com
Ross Video OverDrive -- Integrated Production Control System
The new version 5.0 features increased power and flexibility with the addition of MOS interfaces for graphics systems such as Avid Deko, Chyron Duet, Harris Inscriber and Vizrt systems, the satellite SideCar control panel, and several new device interfaces including the Ross SMS video server, Yamaha PM5D and Wheatstone D series audio mixers; remote client operation allows users to create rundowns offline or to control productions from remote locations.
+44 1763 248798; www.rossvideo.com
Scientific-Atlanta D9054 -- HD Encoder
Delivers high-quality compression using its combination of single-slice encoding and massive processing power; its full-picture architecture provides HDTV at 8Mb/s; a full H.264 tool-set combines with sophisticated look-ahead algorithms, extensive motion and spatial prediction searches and advanced mode decision algorithms to optimize encoding efficiency.
+44 207 819 4801; www.saeurope.com
Scopus Video Networks MPEG-4 H.264 -- Decoder
An MPEG-4 H.264 decoding solution leveraging the company’s IRD-2900 series; it decodes either MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 SD content; features cutting-edge IP technologies, decryption, IP data output (MPE decapsulation), SNMP and Web-based management; has high-quality video and audio outputs both in digital and analog formats.
+972 3 9007777; www.scopus.net
Screen Service Italia SCT 100U/S 10W -- Exciter
UHF stereo transmitter has a modular construction; conventional cooling and AGC and ALC controls; features three-slope linearity pre-correction and can program the local oscillator from front panel; has a pre-set for precision OFFSET; offers a soft-start circuit, low-power consumption, a SAW vestigial filter and Sync restore.
+39 030 3582225; www.screen.it
Snell & Wilcox Helios -- Conversion Platform
Software-based conversion platform combines Snell & Wilcox’s Ph.C motion estimation and FormatFusion technologies; encompasses a complete automated solution that can convert — under user control — video, audio and metadata to any required format in a single “anytime” pass; can be used in both the stream- and file-based domains; capabilities include the resizing, reformatting and reshaping of images.
+44 23 9248 9000; www.snellwilcox.com
Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F330 and PDW-F350 -- HD Camcorders
Part of the XDCAM HD Series and Professional Disc system; both offer true 24P recording in SD or HD, interval recording and slow shutter; the same Professional Disc media used in the SD version of the XDCAM system is also compatible with the new HD version; users can record up to two hours of HD content on the versatile optical media.
+44 1256 355011; www.sony.com/professional
Streambox SBT3-7500 ACT-L3 -- Video Transport
The encoder solution is built on Streambox’s ACT-L3 Codec and advanced proprietary video compression technology; is integrated in one compact portable device that features a lower power requirement to flexibility of mobility without sacrificing broadcast-quality video; matches MPEG-2 video quality at a 75 percent lower data rate and is up to 50 percent more efficient than MPEG-4.
+1 206 956 0544; www.streambox.com
Studer Vista 5 -- Digital Audio Console
The 32-fader desk consists of 20 channel strips, optimized for input channel operation, and 12 additional versatile strips for operating output and input channels; by using the standard Vistonics screen, up to 52 outputs are under immediate control; a total of up to 240 channels can be accessed from the desk and laid out in any order with the Vistonics system, giving instant control over all related channel functions.
+41 44 870 7511; www.studer.ch
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting -- Television Broadcasting Services
Provides television broadcasting services for distribution, contribution and occasional applications to all the Nordic broadcasters and many other broadcasters throughout Europe, using its hybrid network comprising three satellites, terrestrial circuits, two international teleports and four remote earth stations; provides fixed satellite communication and uplinking services for data and remote Internet applications together with VSAT and broadband services in Europe and the Middle East.
+47 67 89 0000; www.telenorsbc.com
Teko Telecom DVB-T Agile -- DVB-T Transmitter
Comes with a linear and nonlinear digital pre-corrector; does not require output channel filters; can be locally and remotely managed; remote access is managed via RS-232/485 ports or through an Ethernet port equipped with an optional Web server/SNMP agent.
+39 051 625 6148; www.tekotelecom.it
Utah Scientific MC-400 -- Channel Branding System
Can be used as a standalone or part of a multichannel master control system under the control of an MC-2020 master control network; can be installed in an output slot of a UTAH-400 router frame, giving the processor full access to every signal within the router; system automatically changes between SD and HD operation by sensing the reference input signal.
+1 801 575 8801; www.utahscientific.com
Vizrt Viz|3G -- Graphics for Mobile Devices
Based on Vizrt's Viz|Engine renderer and Adactus' MPEG-21 standards-based multimedia delivery platform; an integration of a graphics engine for mobile phone video viewing applications; graphics are sent as a separate stream from the video, producing clear graphics; available as part of a package installed on phones or can be downloaded and installed after purchase.
+47 5590 8080; www.vizrt.com
Volicon RPM -- Remote Program Monitor
Designed to help MSO and cable operators monitor the quality of their broadcasts in central and remote unmanned headend facilities; monitors and records 500 or more video channels for audio and video signal integrity and notifies the operator, by e-mail or SMS alerts, if the signal does not conform to prespecified limits; monitoring includes detection of low audio levels, frozen video, and missing video.
+1 781 221 7400; www.volicon.com
Zaxcom TRX900 and TRX990 -- Digital Wireless Microphone Transceivers
Wireless microphones provide integrated audio recording, IFB receivers and time code transmission; record up to six hours of audio directly to a Flash memory card and then transfer the .WAV files to either a PC or Mac for post production.
+1 973 835-5000; www.zaxcom.com
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