As a guide to the new technology being shown at this year's IBC exhibition, the Broadcast Engineering — World staff has compiled a roundup below of some of the products you won't want to miss while perusing the floors of the RAI Centre. Look for more IBC product coverage in our September IBC Special Report.
Thomson Grass Valley NewsEdit 5.1
Includes a seamless interface with Pansonic's P2 and Sony's XDCAM recording systems; supports the Material eXchange Format (MXF); also supports transparent integration with Apple Final Cut Pro and the Publison audio post-production system.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; www.thomsongrassvalley.com
DIGITAL VIDEO ROUTER
Network Electronics VikinX HD128M
The high-definition unit provides multi-rate support from 19.4Mb/s to 1485Mb/s and full expansion to 128×128; features low-power consumption and low-fan noise in a 9RU frame.
+47 33 48 99 99
ELECTION COVERAGE SOFTWARE
Collects and collates election data in a cumulative format and sends it to the character generators and graphic systems that display data for broadcast; integrates with all graphic systems running an intelligent interface; is compatible with QNews, iNews and ENPS newsroom system.
+44 20 8874 3726;
MULTI-DISPLAY AND SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM
Resize and relocate up to 72 auto-detected HD-SDI, SD-SDI or composite analog unique video inputs on one or more displays; HD, SD and composite analog inputs are on the same BNC; multiple scalings of the same input are displayed across single, dual or multiple displays.
+44 1268 779 234;www.evertz.com
DIGITAL MATRIX INTERCOM
Clear-Com Eclipse 208
Features a processing platform that accommodates the dense communications requirements of large-scale modern productions; each of the matrix cards supports 16 ports of communication, allowing up to 208 ports in the 6RU frame.
MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
Quartz Electronics QMC-HD
Supports 16 channels of audio processing, as well as internal Dolby E decoding and encoding; is 3RU; can hold an optional additional card to add a complete second HD channel; new features include advanced audio capabilities.
+44 118 935 0200; www.quartzuk.com
Records DVCAM or MPEG IMX signals plus metadata onto rugged, high-capacity Professional Disc media, providing the benefits of random access recording and playback while reducing operational costs and maintenance requirements compared with tape.
+44 1256 355011; www.sonybiz.net
Screen Service Italia
Fourth-generation DVB-T modulator is designed for SFN and MFN networks; features dual ASI input, hierarchical mode and PCR restamping; a dual-mode version allows DVB-T or analog transmission selection via software.
+39 030 358 2225; www.screen.it
Accepts both HD and SD video cards, allowing real-time 2-D and 3-D playout of standard-definition 4:3 or 16:9 graphics, or multiformat 4:3 or 16:9 high-definition graphics.
+44 1189 866 123; www.chyron.com
Inscriber Inca Studio
Allows multichannel effects on a single channel, freeing switcher rails; features include real-time clip-to-clip transitions, real-time organic dissolves, and page-formatted crawls and rolls; the Strata/Quartz application allows the user to independently control multiple logos, clocks, crawls and effects.
AUTOMATED ENCODING SOFTWARE PRODUCTS
Supports media transcoding for Leitch, Grass Valley, Omneon and SeaChange broadcast server formats; with existing support for production formats such as Avid OMF and DV, broadcasters can create a seamless digital workflow for exchange media between editing systems, play-to-air servers, news production systems, streaming and Web servers without requiring tape or analog-to-digital conversion steps.
REAL-TIME HD/SD NLE
Offers HD playback of two video streams, two dynamic graphics streams and optional real-time 3-D DVE; feature set includes a range of trimming and editing tools, customizable interface options and a choice between drag-and-drop, trim window, keyboard and optional external jog/shuttle control.
+44 1344 446 000; www.leitch.com
NONLINEAR EDITING OF SPORTS CONTENT
Runs on the SportServer; designed to offer highly efficient editing during ingest of live feeds, with attractive transition effects using animated graphics; the finished edits can be played locally with no delay or rendered and placed onto an XT-server for playout, optionally under control of the vision mixer.
+32 4 361 7099; www.evs.tv
DTV SECURITY PLATFORM
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia
Designed to protect contribution links; can adapt to any terrestrial, cable, satellite or broadband network; tailored for small to medium networks; scalable from one to 10,000 reception sites.
+33 1 3490 3100; www.thales-bm.com
CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEM
Sachtler Artemis Cine/HD
Features a modular construction that suits it to almost every film or (HD) video camera; its compact design offers a 180-degree pivoting backpack, allowing perfect positioning of the posterior batteries for standard-mode, low-mode and high-mode operation.
+49 89 321 58 200
Genelec 8000 Series
Comprises three products; the 8030A, the smallest of the series, features a 5-inch bass driver along with a ¾-inch tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW); the intermediate-size 8040A incorporates a newly designed 6/5-inch woofer and a ¾-inch tweeter also set into the advanced Genelec DCW; the 8050A, the largest model, uses a new proprietary 8-inch bass driver and a 1-inch tweeter set into the advanced DCW.
+358 17 83881; www.genelec.com
TV STREAMING PLATFORM
Optibase MGW 1100
Enables small- to medium-size TV over IP or ATM broadcast services for applications such as regional head-end or multi-dwelling unit TV streaming; provides encoding, transcoding, transrating and recasting at the edge of the service providers' TV distribution network or MDU access points.
+972 9 9709288; www.optibase.com
LITHIUM ION BATTERY
Anton/Bauer Dionic 160
Contains low-resistance cells, allowing the battery to be used to power lighting loads and other accessories with a total output of up to 10 amps; weighs 30 percent less than a HyTRON 120, has 30 percent more capacity and will run a typical camcorder for more than six hours.
+31 45 5639220; www.antonbauer.com
MINIATURE COFDM WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMITTER
Delivers full broadcast quality in a small, lightweight and rugged aluminum case that fits on the back of a portable video camera; mounts to professional cameras using a standard Anton/Bauer mounting kit.
3-D GRAPHICS PROCESSOR
Is HD-capable and designed for on-air sports and live graphics; the multiformat system offers real-time rendering of broadcast-quality 3-D graphics in 576/50i, 1080/50i.
+49 611 235 0
HIGH-DENSITY DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Utah Scientific UTAH-400
New additions include a redundant crosspoint option and an analog I/O option; can expand seamlessly from 64×64 to 1152×1152 and beyond; is based on a matrix architecture.
Systems are available up to 128x128 with transparent and automatic conversion of any input to any output, analog or digital; broadband crosspoint cards switch AES, SDI, ASI and HDTV signals; a new 512×512 router is also available.
+44 118 986 6124; www.pro-bel.com
NEWS GATHERING SYSTEM
P2 technology uses removable flash memory in the camcorder, which is plugged into a laptop computer for immediate online broadcast-quality editing; the first P2 products are the AJ-SPX800 2/3-inch P2cam, the AJ-SPD850 studio recorder, the AJ-PCD10 card drive, and 4GB and 2GB cards.
+49 611 235 0
Just Edit VSN
End-to-end automated and digitized system that communicates and optimizes the entire operation of a TV station; allows users to build an entire automated TV station without videotapes and with integrated applications; made up of more than 20 software applications.
+34 902 35 37 39; www.justedit.es
Weighs 31kg; has a maximum length of 11m; maximum payload is 25kg; with a remote head, it can be easily carried and operated by one person; in its shortest configuration, it can be used as a jib arm.
+49 89 613 900 01; www.panther-gmbh.de
For long-form production; capable of browsing low-resolution proxies and ingesting high-resolution content as well as EDL information and metadata directly from Professional Disc source media.
+44 1256 355011; www.sonybiz.net
Vinten Quattro S
Designed for multi-camera studio locations; its triangular structure prevents unwanted movement during operation; the pneumatic design ensures that the pedestal provides perfect balance throughout its four stages of elevation.
+44 1284 752121
BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM
Encoda Systems VeriStream
Identifies and corrects possible failures and errors on transport streams on an entire network and specific channels through all stages of transmission; designed for a multichannel environment.
BROADCAST LOUDNESS METER
Features Dialogue Intelligence, which analyzes the input signal and measures only the program loudness during the presence of dialogue; presents measurement results in an easy-to-understand numerical format; can determine the unweighted peak and a range of other information about the signal.
+44 1793 842 100; www.dolby.com
HD 6.5-INCH WIDESCREEN LCD DISPLAY
Marshall Electronics V-R65P-HD
Designed for HDTV or SD widescreen portable monitor applications; offers a flexible input configuration with standard inputs and active loop-through for HDSDI/SDI and composite video, as well as a multiformat connector for HD or SD analog component signals.
VIDEO PROCESSING FRAME SYNCS
Ensemble Designs Signal Acquisition Series
Function in HD or SD; designed for satellite receiving and OB trucks; modules can convert analog to digital, preserve lip sync and ensure video levels are legal for transmission; provide an alternative to the traditional 1RU frame sync.
10-BIT SD TO HD UPCONVERTER
AJA Video Systems RH10UC
Output video is selectable between 720p and 1080i formats; 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio conversion is selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 crop, 16:9 anamorphic and 16:9 zoom; passes eight-channel embedded audio with a compensating delay.
Thales Angenieux Optimo 12×9.7HD
Incorporates an advanced optical design and high-resolution glass designed to deliver unparalleled performance; ideal for the new generation of 24-frame HDTV cameras.
+33 477 907 800; www.angenieux.com
e2v technologies StellarCool
400W outdoor amplifiers; available in C and Ku bands, with X and DBS coming soon; rated to 50°C plus direct sunlight (solar gain rating 1120W/m2).
+44 1245 492 492
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic C100
Designed for on-air and live-to-tape production applications; supports up to 128 input channels; provides simultaneous 5.1, stereo and mono signal paths directly from source through to destination; features 80 mix busses.
+44 1865 842300
Fujinon Precision Focus Assist
Is a built-in feature that addresses precise focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the format's shallow depth of focus and the lack of size and resolution in camera viewfinders; improves the quality of HDTV image capture in field and studio applications.
+49 2154 924 0; www.fujinon.de
HD NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Features an open Windows environment, AAF offline-to-online workflow and 16-bit image quality; includes Henry and Paintbox effects and compositing capabilities, such as tracking, color correction and title generation.
+44 1635 48222
Calrec Audio Zeta 100
Designed for local TV markets, local network stations and OB vehicles; available in three frame sizes: 24, 32 and 48 faders; all channels have four-band EQ/filters, compressors/limiter and expander/gate; features eight mono or four stereo auxiliary outputs.
+44 1422 845 244; www.calrec.com
VIDEO AIR CHECK SYSTEM
Axon Digital Design TRACS
Consists of a range of networked video servers with a monitor unit acting as a Web server, allowing users to easily archive, monitor and browse video clips; records and plays out full vertical blanking interval content; occupies 1RU frame.
+31 13 511 6666
Videssence Baby Base
Maximum 84-watt compact fluorescent unit for studio back lighting or location lighting applications; lamps in the fixture may alternative between (2) 26-, 32- or 42-watt triple tube fluorescent lamps; wide zone screen and barn doors are available to adjust the beam angle.
PORTABLE DSNG TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Advent Communications EXOS
Is a modular satellite uplink system; offers data transmission, high-speed Internet, two-way communications with the studio and broadcast-quality MPEG-2 video/audio transport streams.
+44 1494 774400; www.vislink.com
Thomson Grass Valley ViBE encoder
Designed to offer reliable bandwidth-management performance, compact ergonomics and low cost of ownership; supports a variety of options, including analog inputs, additional digital audio inputs, IP outputs, noise reduction and advanced preprocessing features.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
MPEG-4 PART 10 AVC ENCODING SYSTEM
TANDBERG Television Intelligent Compression Engine (ICE)
HD version is now available; the video and audio compression platform provides an upgradeable solution for high-quality implementations of Windows Media 9 Series Advanced Profile and MPEG-4 part 10 technologies; ICE card is included in the EN5930 encoder for MPEG-4 part 10 AVC.
+44 23 8048 4000; www.tandbergtv.com
STUDIO LENS FOR PORTABLE CAMERAS
Canon-Europa DIGISUPER 22x
Offers a focal length of 7.3mm to 161mm; equipped with Canon's new rotary encoder servo system, the lens has a maximum zoom speed of 0.5 seconds and focus of 1.5 seconds; weighs 6.1kg.
+31 20 545 8905; www.canon-europe.com/tv-products
HD ENCODING TECHNOLOGY
Is a 10-bit and eight-bit HD encoding technology; delivers mastering-quality HD media while reducing storage and bandwidth capabilities; its reduced bandwidth enables editing systems to work in HD with a simple four-way or eight-way drive stripe set.
+44 175 365 5999; www.avid.com
Can be format-reversed between global and U.S. formats in seconds; fit 8mm, 11mm and 14mm cables; each connector has a field-repairable center conductor that eliminates the need to restrip o-rings that protect the signal path against moisture.
+32 2 712 6500; www.adc.com
DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION
Meteo Graphics Daviz3D
Allows text, numbers, images and video clips to be represented with a high degree of graphic flexibility in the form of 2-D and 3-D objects; in addition for broadcasting, the digital content created is also suitable for the Internet and other media.
+49 30 600 98 400; www.meteo-graphics.com
Note: Stand numbers are provided by IBC and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering — World to ensure the accuracy of the listings.