Don't be the last to know what NAB2002 has in store for broadcasters. Here is a second look at some of the equipment you can expect to find on the show floors.
MOTION-COMPENSATED VIDEO ARCHIVE PROCESSOR
Snell & Wilcox Archangel
Enhancements include an expanded filter set for the real-time restoration of film and video-based archives; uses Ph.C Phase Correlation technology, which allows the noise-reduction circuitry to differentiate between noise and motion within the footage.
+44 20 8917 4300; fax: +44 20 8607 9466; www.snellwilcox.com
Philips Semiconductors Nexperia Architecture
Semiconductor technology offers silicon system solutions that are designed to be flexible, reusable, modular, multimedia-capable and standards-compatible; allows for convergence, where, for example, mobile phones combine voice, video and text, and digital home entertainment brings television, the Internet and telephony together.
+31 40 2737466; fax: +31 40 2732715
INTERNET-ENABLED AUDIO/VIDEO SERVERS
Panasonic iDVR-100 and iDVR-200
Both models are capable of playing approximately 30 minutes of MPEG-2 HD encoded video an the nominal 19 Mbits/s data rate from a single 7.4 Gbyte capacity DVD-R or DVD-RAM disk; can playback 24-frame and 60-frame progressive HD images plus stereo or optional 5.1 channel surround sound.
+49 611 18160
fax: +49 611 1816 411
TELE ZOOM LENS
Thales Angenieux ENG TELE 26X7.8 AIF.HR
Combines the widest angle F7.8mm to A 26x zoom ratio; focal range covers most applications from F7.8mm to F203mm, reaching F406mm with the built-in range extender; features fast aperture of F/1.8.
+33 477 90 78 00; fax: +33 477 90 78 03; www.angenieux.com
Switchcraft will unveil a new line of mid-size video jacks, patchcords and patchbays, including the SWC MVP and SWC VAP.
3-D DVE OPTION
Ross Video Squeeze & Tease 3D
Addition to the Synergy digital production switcher; brings 3-D manipulation, perspective, sub-pixel motion and scaling to Squeeze & Tease's ability to fly any type of key.
+1-613-652-4886; Fax: +1-613-652-4425; www.rossvideo.com
Anton/Bauer ProPac 14
Extends run times of up to 5 hours on DVC format camcorders; does not require limiting when operating both a camera and on-camera UltraLight up to 85 watts.
+31 45 56 39 220
Stand: L19507, L7203
Ideal for news or sports broadcasts; includes a software control panel for 1 server port and 1 VTR with jog/shuttle; features ServerTrim, a software application that includes a cuts- only editor to the desktop, a server database management from a desktop PC and a single clip play, block clip play and looped clip play.
+44 7002 255 4247
fax: +44 1483 280208; www.ibistv.com
GLOBAL SATELLITE SYSTEM
The company's broadcast services support satellite news gathering; special events, such as news, sports and entertainment; studio-to-studio; television broadcasting; and direct-to-home.
+44 208 899 6035; fax: +44 208 899 6194
Hamlet Video Digi Scope:
Provides the same high level of functionality and ease of integration but without the integral screen, displaying on any external monitor (SDI, component YUV or RGB, composite or SVGA) wherever the measurement display is required.
+44 1494 793 763; fax: +44 1494 791 283
TRANSRATING AND STATISTICAL RE-MULTIPLEXING SOLUTION
Scientific-Atlanta TRANSIS RateCompressor
Employes new IntelliRate transrating technologies such as closed loop processing; can handle large bit-rate reductions; its SmartStart feature makes setup simple for operators; can be added easily to existing installation when transrating is required.
+49 6173 928 0; fax: +49 6173 928 150www.saeurope.com
WIDEBAND 32X32 ROUTING SWITCHERS
PESA Cougar Wideband and Cougar Combo
Deliver 300 MHz wide bandwidth performance; preserves crisp, vivid images for the highest resolutions of RGB, RGBHV and HDTV applications; the Cougar Wideband is housed in a 3RU, and the Cougar Combo is housed in a 4RU chassis.
+1-631-845-5020; fax: +1-631-845-5023; www.pesa.com
ON-BOARD CAMERA LIGHT
Sachtler Reporter 75H
12 V halogen light weighs just 350 grams; uses lamps with power between 20 W and 75 W; features a connection socket with cable and built-in electronics that can remain attached to the camera; brightness totals 4500 lux at an angle of 15 degrees.
+49 89 3215 8200; fax: +49 89 3215 8227
12-BIT COMPONENT DIGITIZER
Fortel DTV ADC-331
Generates 3 SDI outputs; input signals can be in RGB, Betacam, MII, SMPTE or EBU format; automatic scaling is controlled by front panel selection of the input format; input luminance is accepted with or without setup.
+1 770-806-0234; +1 770-8060244; www.forteldtv.com
DV DESKTOP EDITING VTR
Delivers digital component video quality of more than 500 lines of resolution and a high S/N ratio of 50 db; records for more than two hours with full editing capabilities; features 1-touch editing keys and versatile programmed editing functions, including assemble editing for up to 40 scenes and insert editing.
+49 611 18160; fax: +49 611 1816 411
Features instant on-screen edit, run order management, spell checker and automatic calculation of script length; includes search and replace functions, standard attributes and drag, drop, cut and paste capabilities from all word processors.
+44 208 870 0104; fax: +44 208 874 3726
Sony Electronics MB-8N
Addition to the Sony WL 800 series; expands up to four channels; 1U chassis configures for systems offering more than dual-channel operations; supplied with a Windows OS-based remote control and networking graphical interface program; allows full monitoring and setup of the wireless receiver system from a PC.
+44 1256 35 50 11
fax: +44 1256 47 45 85
Stand: L18207, L515
Chyron Pro-Bel Sirius:
Features built-in analog and digital signal conversion for video and audio; different formats can be mixed and matched within the same frames; supports up to 128×128.
+44 118 986 6123; fax: +44 118 975 5787
ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS
Crystal Vision ADC104F, ADC104FK, ADC104N
Give up to four SDI outputs; offers suitable A to D converters for all applications; have horizontal position adjustment; timing is taken from an external analog reference or from the Y or Green signal; select setup on the Y output in 525 line.
+44 1223 50655
fax: +44 1223 506514
Compatible with PAL, NTSC and SECAM video signals; features include multi-mode or single-mode operation over one fiber, 7 MHz or 10 MHz video bandwidth, true DC restoration and flat frequency response.
+1-858-450-0143; Fax: +1-858-450-0155; www.opticomm.com
NONLINEAR EDITNG SYSTEM
Matrox Digisuite Max:
Delivers maximum editing power and creative freedom with more real-time features; analog and digital inputs and outputs are supported to enable users to work in their formats of choice; users deliver in record time on tape, CD and DVD.
+1-514-822-6000; fax: +1-514-822-6292; www.matrox.com
PROGRAMMABLE SOURCE-ASSIGNMENT PANEL
Accessory to Clear-Com's party-line; main switching unit is an 8-channel by 24-station group assignment matrix; up to six RCS-2000 can be wired together; is programmable via PC; offers remote controlled switching for medium to large systems.
DIGITAL SURROUND BROADCAST CONSOLE
Calrec Audio Sigma 100:
Available in four processing/input configurations and three frame sizes; includes a variety of input and output interfaces; provides high-levels of redundancy, with hot swappable cards and panels; all channels include four band EQ, separate filters and Mix-Minus outputs.
+44 1422 842159
fax: +44 1422 845244
Sony Electronics DMBK-R109 MADI
108 audio inputs available; enables an integrated 168 input, 112-channel, 48 fader digital mix to be created from two cascaded DMX-R100s; includes a 32-bit floating point digital audio resolution.
+44 1256 35 50 11; fax: +44 1256 47 45 85
Stand: L18207, L515
Thomson multimedia LDK 140
Offers 22-bit digital signal processing capabilities; designed for camera operators who are challenged by a broad range of assignments requiring frequent adaptation to the differing requirements of diverse customers.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; fax: +33 1 34 20 70 47
Screen Service Italia SCT Series
Units are used as low-power transmitters or transposers or as driver stages for amplifiers of greater power; available in 2 W to 20 W versions; equipped with an input connector for an external reference signal at 5 MHz and with a 25-pole connector for the remote monitoring of operating parameters.
+39 030 3582225; fax: +39 030 3582226;
Designed to deliver broadcast-quality TV, interactive and video on demand services over IP; products include iTTV Delivery Platform, iTTV Portal and iTTV Pilot, a cost-effective, packaged solution that provides operators wishing to trial broadband IP services with all they need to deliver video over the network in one package.
+44 23 80 84 197; fax: +44 23 80 484 330
DIGITAL TV MODULATOR
Digital Multimedia Technologies DVB-T Modulator
Features a built-in test signal generator and SPI, ASI input interfaces; is fully compliant with applicable ETS standards; includes optional built-in SFN sync system; has 6-, 7-and 8-channel bandwidth values; features an analog baseband output.
+39 039 24321; fax: +39 039 2432 363; www.dmtonline.com
Sony Electronics WRT-8B
Offers a line/mic level selectable input to enable transmission of line level signals; includes selectable RF power output of either 50 mW or 10 mW; operation time is 13 hours on two AA cells.
+44 1256 35 50 11
fax: +44 1256 47 45 85
Stand: L18207, L515
Panasonic AG-DVC200 DV PROLINE
Takes large 276-minute DV cassettes that provide a full 4 ½ hours of component digital video; features include a ½-inch 410,000 pizel IT 3-CCD, 800 lines of horizontal resolution and 0.5 lux minimum illumination.
+49 611 18160
fax: +49 611 1816 411
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia OPAL
Designed for high-speed Internet data broadcasting over any DVB-compliant network; dedicated to encapsulate Internet data into an MPEG-2 transport stream; supports OptiMux, a technology that optimizes IP data insertion.
+33 1 34 90 31 00; fax: +33 1 34 90 30 00
Genelec Oy D18A
Converts an unbalanced line signal to a balanced line signal; reduces its susceptibility to electronic interference on long cable runs; has eight independent signal channels; one channel has duplicated outputs; easily connects twin subwoofers in large systems.
+358 17 83 881; fax: +358 17 812267
Stand: L2962, S3459
PLUG-INS FOR IQ AND NEW GRAPHICS PRODUCTS
The suite includes a total of 17 effects and transitions; sensible defaults allow straightforward effects and transitions to be quickly set up and executed; comprehensive parameter controls are available for precision tweaking and execution.
+44 1635 482 22; Fax: +44 1635 815 815;
PARALLEL HD/SD DIGITAL DISK RECORDER
Work on projects for both HD and SD formats and DVD and Internet distribution; make edit decisions and preview work on SD equipment while producing HD material; HD VCRS and monitors can be used throughout the process.
+44 1344 446 000; www.leitch.com
MPEG HANDHELD TESTER
Monitors an ASI/SMPTE310M stream in real time, giving graphical indication of stream associated rates; counts errors as defined in TR101290 first priority testing; a log of errors is maintained on screen; its rugged casing and simple operation make it ideal for field use.
+44 1344 392000; fax: +44 1344 392245
Miranda Technologies DLG Series
Configured as a basic logo inserter; gradually expands to include EAS insertion, input switching, AB mixing, still store, text insertion, audio storage and insertion, automation control and full master control panel capability.
+1-514-333-1772; fax: +1-514-333-9828
Harris UHF Solid-State ATSC Transmitter
Features 460 W or 900 W from a single compact cabinet; includes an FCC mask filter built-in for ease of installation; its Real-Time Adaptive Correction (RTAC) system provides continuous and automatic correction for linear distortions; uses a 320 × 240 pixel color touch screen.
Note: Stand numbers are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of the listings.