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Hot New Products: Part 1

CONTROL PANEL Ross Video Synergy 100 Features 16 digital inputs, 10 source buttons with shift, squeeze & tease DVE effects and 3 axis joystick; includes
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CONTROL PANELRoss Video Synergy 100

Features 16 digital inputs, 10 source buttons with shift, “squeeze & tease” DVE effects and 3 axis joystick; includes 3 keyers, 2 chroma keyers, 8 aux buses, a disk drive and advanced DSK borders; has preview overlay, industry standard editor interface and free software upgrades from the world wide web.
613-652-4886;www.rossvideo.com

TV AUDIO PROCESSORModulation Sciences msi 3300

All inputs and outputs are both digital and analog; includes an audio processor and an A/D/D/A converter; eliminates the need for external codes; features a bright fluorescent display; a single knob brings up all windows.
732-302-3090;www.modsci.com

MICRO LIGHTING KITSFrezzi Energy Systems Micro-Sun Gun HMI

Includes a Micro-Light, battery, charger and battery pouch; all Micro-Lights includes a bulb and standard shoe mount; FNP-1S battery runs a Micro-Fill with a 35 watt bulb for more than 45 minutes and a 20 watt bulb for more than 75 minutes.
973-427-1160;www.frezzi.com

IMAGE PROCESSORMedia 100 GenesisEngine

Features three silicon processors capable of processing 12 streams of uncompressed video simultaneously in real time; perform real-time effects operations and image processing functions with 10-bit or greater internal precision.
800-773-1770;www.media100.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MULTI-PAIRGepco 552624GFC

Joins the 5526GFC series of 110 Ω digital audio multi-pair; provides a convenient way to interconnect between digital audio consoles, recorders, processors and routers; features an exacting 110 Ω impedance, low jitter and attenuation, ease of termination, and flexibility.
847-795-9555;www.gepco.com

AUDIO RECORDER360 Systems DigiCart-E

Networkable audio recorder operates at 16 or 24 bits and at all sample rates; features a large LCD display; files are compatible with earlier DigiCarts; editing tasks include trims, fades and level adjustments.
818-991-0360;www.360systems.com

AUDIO CONVERTERSALZBRENNER STAGETEC TrueMatch Reference Microphone Converter:

Features 28-bit resolution, with sample rates of up to 96 kHz; traces and eliminates all circuit-related inaccuracies; analog audio signals range between -128 and +22 dBu.
+49 95 45 4 40 300;www.stagetec.com

MICROPHONEAudio-Technica AT3035

Part of Audio-Technica's new 30 series of microphones; large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone; features a flat, extended frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz, a professional shock mount and switchable low-frequency roll-off.
330-686-2600;www.audio-technica.com

DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLECalrec Audio Alpha 100

Console provides 48 multitrack/matrix outputs, 20 auxiliary busses, eight audio groups and four main outputs; each track can be mono, stereo or surround.
+44 1422 842159;www.calrec.com

DIGITAL PRODUCTION MIXERStuder Professional Audio Vista 7

Features Studer's Vistonics user interface, which integrates touch-sensitive rotary controls and buttons within a flat screen display; allows variations of control color and design; can be used in 48 kHz or 96 kHz mode; audio interfaces offer full 24-bit resolution.
818-841-4699;www.studer.ch

CONSOLEKlotz Digital America VADIS 880

Mainframe designed for decentralized digital audio/media networking; accepts a wide variety of audio, data and DSP modules without limitation to inputs or outputs; worldwide platform to mixing console and control surface manufacturers serving the broadcast, audio recording, multimedia and sound reinforcement industries.
678-966-9900;www.klotzdigital.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING SYSTEMEuphonix System 5

Consists of the System 5-B digital broadcast console configured for live and live-to-tape production, the System 5-F digital film console configured with motion picture mixing in mind, the System 5-P digital post-production console configured for mixing audio for video, and the System 5-M music recording and mixing system configured for music and live applications.
650-855-0400;www.euphonix.com

BROADCAST CONSOLESolid State Logic Aysis Air Plus

Has built-in redundancy and security; features hot-swappable faders and is capable of expansion; includes reset capabilities and flexible stereo or 5.1 surround operation; has a 32-fader and channel strip.
212-315-1111;www.solid-state-logic.com

LOUDNESS METERDolby Laboratories LM100

This analysis tool provides a broadcast-friendly solution for measuring the loudness of content; enables broadcasters to eradicate the subjective loudness differences in their television audio; capable of accepting PCM, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby E, analog and combined RF cable television signals.
415-558-0200;www.dolby.com

DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONTASCAM SX-1:

Combines automated digital mixing, hard disk recording, MIDI sequencing, powerful editing, DSP plug-in technology and multiformat capabilities; offers complete surround sound mixing capabilities.
323-726-0303;www.tascam.com

AUDIO DESCRIPTOREyeheight AD-2E

Provides full monitoring of the audio description source embedded in a serial digital interface signal; the audio occupies channels three and four within the digital video ancillary data space of the SDI data stream.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com

SWITCHERSolid State Logic MT Version 6

Incorporates new channel and main busy dynamics options; features new digital algorithms and a selectable moving/non-moving fader control surface.
212-315-1111;www.solid-state-logic.com

HEADPHONESSennheiser HMD series

Lightweight designed 102dB SPL headphone monitoring system attenuates ambient noise by 32dB; features a super-cardioid microphone mounted on a flexible, acoustically isolated boom.
800-434-9190;www.sennheiser.com

DIGITAL PRODUCTION TOOLSony Electronics eVTR

A plug-in card that enables Sony MPEG IMX VTRs to connect to Gigabit Ethernet networks; can transfer video segments as files over IP networks to other MPEG IMX VTRs or servers anywhere in the world; also enables remote control of VTRs.
201-930-1000;www.sony.com/professional

MULTI-CHANNEL AUTOMATION CONTROL SYSTEMOminBus Systems Colossus

Features 1000+ channels and assignable operator control; includes a timeline-based user interface, fast schedule editing and automatic error recovery; has a multiple operator-configurable data view.
530-470-1700;www.omnibus.tv

CONTENT PROTECTION SYSTEMIrdeto Access Pisys

Provides conditional access and encryption key management functionalities for cable, satellite, and IP content providers; designed to meet the demanding needs of large-scale platform operators with millions of subscribers; enables platform operators to manage both IP and DVB subscribers.
858-618-4878;www.irdetoaccess.com

AUTOMATION SYSTEMSundance Digital NewsLink

Provides control and management that interlocks video servers, editors and newsroom computers; provides a high-efficiency on-air interface, master system databasing, scheduled and ad-hoc recording, and integrated content archiving.
972-444-8442;www.sundancedigital.com

SECURE DATA BROADCAST SYSTEMTriveni Digital SkyScraper

Assists broadcasters to broadcast large quantities of data in a secure end-to-end environment from information providers through broadcast stations to information customers; includes head-end servers to manage the data flow from information providers to broadcast stations and customer-site receivers to extract the data from broadcast and make it available to end users.
609-716-3500;www.trivenidigital.com

ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDEFlorical Systems AirGuide

Updated electronic program guide for PSIP and the Internet that is updated from AirBoss, Florical's on-air presentation system; specifically designed to facilitate the multiple channel environment and provides TV stations an automated way to maintain its program guide.
352-372-8326;www.florical.com

LIVE PRODUCTION AUTOMATION SOLUTIONParkerVision PVTV NEWS CR4000

Provides expanded video, keyer, audio and control capabilities; performs back-to-back transitions with up to five upstream layers; features include a CG list display from new automation scripts and rundowns.
800-532-8034;www.parkervision.com

ASSET MANAGEMENT DATABASECrispin AssetBase 2000

Web-browsable facility database with flexible device server architecture; based on a Microsoft SQL server with total facility playlist and asset control.
919-845-7744;www.crispincorp.com

MULTICHANNEL MASTER CONTROL SOLUTIONMiranda Technologies Glass Cockpit

Combines elements of branding, on-air presentation switching and monitoring into a compact single operator station; maximizes operator control and efficiency; keeps overheads to a minimum.
514-333-1772;www.miranda.com

DMG PLATFORMPathfire Digital Media Gateway

Users can aggregate content from a variety of sources; content arrives automatically on DMG servers at stations; minimizes the need to schedule or monitor satellite feeds; reduces the need for tape; integrates with other station gear.
770-619-0801;www.pathfire.com

HD CAMERASSony Electronics HDW-730 HDCAM

Features IT CCD image sensors that offer high sensitivity, high signal-to-noise, and low vertical smear on severe highlights; includes switchable 60i/50i operation.
201-930-1000;www.sony.com/professional

PROFESSIONAL ENG LENSESFujinon A13×6.3E and A13×6.3

6.3 mm focal length at wide end with magnification of 13 times (82 mm focal length at telephoto end); inner focus incorporated; high-quality images; substantial reduction of variation in angle of view caused by focus operation.
972-385-8902;www.fujinon.com

VIRTUAL STUDIO PRODUCTION SYSTEMRadamec Broadcast Systems Scenario XR

Provides real studio image quality; an addition to Radamec's Virtual Scenario studio system; includes reflections of live inserted elements; runs under Windows NT operating system; imports 3D set designs.
877-RADAMEC;www.RadamecBroadcast.com

TRIPOD SERIESMiller Fluid Heads Sprinter

Features include dual, side-action Sprint-Loks, fully variable mid-level spreader, rapid set-up transport clips, sprint-grip carry handle and reinforced 100 mm bowl.
973-857-8300;www.miller.com

ON-BOARD BRICK BATTERYFrezzi Energy Systems BP-14MH

Can handle the higher power requirements demanded by today's ENG crews; Frezzi's advanced Energy Gage is available on all BP-14MH batteries, provides accurate capacity information regardless of the battery's age.
973-427-1160;www.frezzi.com

CINEMA-STYLE GAMMA OPTIONPanasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema Camera option

Option extends the AJ-HDC27 range to provide control of the image's color saturation; improves master gamma, knee point and detail control; users can obtain more detail in an image's white area, while maintaining detail in the black areas.
800-528-8601;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

CINE/HD CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEMSachtler Artemis

Offers an improved sled with a +/-90-degree rotation of the battery mount to allow fast and precise counterbalancing; features reduced weight of the spring arm and an optimized fit of the vest.
516-867-4900;www.sachtler.com

CAMERA ROBOTICS CONTROL PANELTelemetrics CP-D-3A

Features a modular design that can be expanded and upgraded; basic panel includes a 3-axis joystick for pan, tilt and zoom functions; options include camera ROP control, iris master black control, and a rocker switch for variable speed control of the Televator Elevating Pedestal or camera track left and right.
201-848-9818;www.telemetricsinc.com

MINI-DV CAMCORDERPanasonic AG-DVX100

Captures cinema-style, 24-frame progressive scanned images; equipped with three 1/3-inch progressive scan CCDs; offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux.
800-528-8601;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

CHARGERPAG Quasar

Compact 2-channel charger and battery management system; incorporates a 40W camera supply; available with either PAGlok connectors or Snap-On compatible connectors; detects cell chemistry, state of charge, capacity and condition.
818-760-8285;www.pagusa.com

TOWER CAMERATRON-Tek TOWER CAM

Designed as a cost-effective alternative to airborne video systems; features a Ω-inch color video camera and a 1-inch format 16 to 160 mm lens; yields an overall zoom capacity of 32 to 320 mm; dowlinked to the studio via S-band video link.
918-663-4877;www.tron-tek.com

LENSESCanon HD-EC

Prime and zoom lenses featuring advanced focus rotation angle and improved markings; share a uniformed design concept to achieve a consistent “Canon look,” color temperature and minimized focus breathing.
800-321-4388;www.canonbroadcast.com

TRIPODBogen Photo Manfrotto 540ART Road Runner

Composed of carbon fiber tubes to support ENG cameras weighing up to 33 lbs; features an integrated automatic mid-level spreader mechanism for quick setup and a multisurface system for all-terrain stability; 100 mm bowl and 75 mm bolt-on adapter to accommodate all popular video heads.
201-818-9500;www.bogenphoto.com

BATTERYAspen Electronics XL-7B Bracket

Control module for adapting 14.4 V batteries to supply Canon 7.2 V cameras and 12 V lights simultaneously; can be used with the XL bracket for mechanical stabilization for lightweight Canon cameras.
714-379-2515;www.aspenelectronics.com

MPEG IMX CAMCORDERSony Electronics MSW-900

Features a MPEG-I Frame structure at a bit rate of 50 Mbits/s and Power HAD; offers a high signal-to-noise ratio and high sensitivity for low-light levels; includes 12-bit A/D and advanced digital signal processing technology.
201-930-1000;www.sony.com/professional

CG/GRAPHIC SOFTWAREBroadcast Software Solutions CGXPress

Character generation and graphics for 32-bit digital pcCodi; features a drag-and-drop interface; EAS, TV ratings and easy display of logos; available as software-only or turnkey systems.
800-273-4033;www.broadcastsoftware.tv

SOFTWAREInscriber Technology RT-FX

Delivers real-time animation and 3D effects with the innovative ability to combine streams of dynamic data with video and graphics; live broadcast productions such as sporting events or election coverage can produce stunning graphics while integrating statistics or other newswire information.
519-570-9111;www.inscriber.com

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR (DSP)Equator Technologies BSP-15

DSP now supports Microsoft Windows Media video encoding and decoding solutions including the next generation of Windows Media, code-named Coronoa; enables Windows Media Playback at resolutions up to 720P; allows real-time encoding of full-resolution (D1) video.
408-369-5200;www.equator.com

WORKSTATIONSGI (Silicon Graphics) Fuel Visual Workstation

Includes an MIPS R14000A processor, a VPro 3-D graphics system and a high-bandwidth design; features 48-bit RGBA; fuel supports up to 4 MB of cache and up to 4 GB of memory.
800-800-7441;www.sgi.com

INTERCOM STATIONSClear-Com i-Stations

1-RU stations for Matrix Plus digital intercom systems; series of 35 stations featuring different combinations of display and non-display key modules, level-control modules, keypad modules and auxiliary input modules.
510-496-6624;www.clearcom.com

VISUAL EFFECTS SYSTEMS SOFTWAREDiscreet combustion 2

The latest version of Discreet's unified paint, animation and 3D composing software application for motion graphic designers, animators and visual effects artists; resolution-independent, vector paint, animation and compositing solution for multi-format work from the web to video and HDTV to feature film.
415-547-2457;www.discreet.com

INTERCOM SYSTEMDrake Electronics 4000 Series II

Available in three frame sizes; all matrices have been designed to share the same core functionality, software, range of control panels and accessories; features include CD-quality audio; crosspoint, processor and PSU redundancy; and interfacing to ISDN and digital networks.
+44 1727 871200;www.drake-uk.com

LED TOWER BEACONDialight LED tower beacon

Designed to be resistant to lightning strikes and other static surges; guaranteed to meet current FCC light output specifications for five years; protection against electrical surges and voltage spikes exceeding 250 volts.
732-919-3119;www.dialight.com

SDI/HDTV MULTIPLEXERTelecast Fiber Systems Plus4

Transports four channels of serial digital video on a single optical fiber; handles all standard digital formats from 19.4 Mbits/s up to uncompressed HDTV at 1.5 Gbits/s; applications include connections in and between production and post-production facilities, and SDTV/HDTV traffic between metropolitan switching centers.
508-754-4858;www.telecast-fiber.com

PROFESSIONAL EDITORPinnacle Systems silver

Bridges analog and digital domains; includes a scaleable MPEG-2 compression (5 to 50 Mbytes/s); includes real-time workflow, InTime processing and open network capability.
650-526-1600;www.pinnaclesys.com

WIRELESS CAMERA D-ENG SOLUTIONTANDBERG Television Voyager Lite

Transports up to 40 channels of uncompressed SDI, HD-SDI, SDH/SONET and GigE over a single fiber; converts analog and digital video and audio as well as data from an electrical signal to an optical wavelength, including audio embedding and de-embedding.
866-928-4433;www.tandbergtv.com