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Wohler inspires confidence in HD

Mexico City's Productora y Comercializadora de Televisión (PCTV) has invested in the new RM-3270W-HD dual-screen HD/SD-SDI monitor from PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler Technologies, for its HD broadcast of the telenovela 'Mujeres Asesinas', premiered in HD on June 19. The hour-long Spanish-language soap opera, now broadcast in HD, is available to the broadcaster's viewers in Mexico.

The RM-3270W-HD provides a cost-effective means of performing comprehensive audio and video monitoring. The unit is a slim, lightweight system designed for confidence monitoring of HD/SD-SDI video with embedded audio in the production environment. Two 7-inch high-resolution widescreen displays allows for monitoring of HD video with overlays for safe area, safe title, centre mark, timecode, and display name. Integrated metering on each SDI screen offers eight channels of VU over PPM audio level meters. All settings on the RM-3270W-HD are available via front-panel controls and an intuitive on-screen menu.

The competitively-priced 3RU RM Series monitor is just 2.25 inches deep, with its LCD screens mounted in a chassis that may be rotated ±55° in the vertical plane for optimum viewing. The unit installs easily in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

"'Mujeres Asesinas' is a first-of-a-kind HD soap opera that was heavily publicized in all types of media across Mexico, so it was vital that we were able to launch the HD program with the tools we needed to monitor HD video quality effectively and with reliability," said Jorge Espino Hernández, director of engineering at PCTV. "We were thrilled with the performance of Wohler's RM-3270W-HD monitor, which provided an extraordinarily clear picture and on-screen level meters that were exceptionally helpful in maintaining the quality of the HD broadcast."

The Wohler RM Series unit was supplied via systems integrator Sistemas Digitales.