An advanced look at what is available at NAB2005 is a step forward in finding the perfect solution for your facility. Broadcast Engineering provides you with that advanced look with this second installment of products that will be exhibited on the show floor.
360 Systems Image Server 7000
Full-featured, six-channel broadcast server; designed for satellite ingest, production and play-to-air; the two-input, six-output multiformat design supports MPEG-2, DV and TARGA graphics; up to 400 hours of internal RAID storage is available (accessible from the server front panel), plus redundant, hot-swappable power supplies; design supports MPEG-2 broadcast formats to 50Mb, in I-frame and long-GOP modes.
Miranda Technologies DV-Bridge Cam
Lightweight and high-quality DV-to-SDI converter for low-cost news-gathering DV cameras; mounts securely under a handheld DV camera or between tripod and camera. Converts DV output to SDI-compatible signal with embedded audio and time code.
+44 1491 820 000; www.miranda.com
ON-AIR Systems Kore
Application for scheduling, media asset management and database workflow automation; part of the ingest-playout workflow, providing a powerful set of tools for automating the traditionally labor and data intensive tasks for program scheduling, media management and report generation.
+44 20 7663 3663; www.on-air-systems.com
INTEGRATED HIGH-SPEED NETWORKING PLATFORM
A key enhancement is a new MPEG-2 HD encoder that supports multiple HD video formats, including 1080i/29.97, 720p/59.94 and 1080i/25, as well as both standard 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 professional profiles; other upgrades include statistical multiplexing to enhance bandwidth efficiencies and support for constant bit rate to variable bit-rate conversions of MPEG transport streams.
+49 7272 955772; www.broadcast.harris.com
Stand: C1907; SU10048
TRANSPORT STREAM GENERATOR
Rohde & Schwarz DVM400
Upgrade offers transport stream generator/analyzer/recorder functionality in one box; MPEG-2 analyzer and monitor with up to four stream inputs now includes MPEG-2 generator/recorder/player and data broadcast analysis option that includes DVB-H functionality.
+49 89 41 29 0; www.rohde-schwarz.com
DESKTOP VIDEO PRODUCTS
AJA Video Desktop Video Product Line
Company is expanding desktop video product line; new features will increase capabilities of existing desktop video products; will also introduce several new video converters for broadcast and film/TV production industries.
Stand: SL2514 (desktop video products)
Stand: SU8948 (video converters)
Calrec Audio ZETA 100
Combines simplistic operation and instant access with features such as hot-swappable cards and panels, and intelligent redundancy on all system-critical elements; provides broadcast-specific solutions for all types of production environments; three frame sizes — 24, 32 and 48 faders.
+44 1422 842159; www.calrec.com
Screen Service Italia MDS/MMDS Systems
Microwave Multipoint Distribution Systems; designed for the transmission of amplitude-modulated analogue television signals, with combined audio/visual amplification, in the 2GHz to 2.7GHz band; available both in the separate amplification version for each individual channel and in the common amplification version for combined groups of channels; the separate amplification systems consist of a transmitter and, where necessary, of an RF amplifier that directly powers a radiant antenna or a power combiner in the case of multichannel transmission.
+39 030 2582225; www.screen.it
SOFTWARE CONTROL PLATFORM
Contains major new features for the management of broadcast systems and media workflow; allows customers to design their own user interfaces; supports router control, modular product monitoring and control, media management, automation and master control.
+44 118 986 6123; www.pro-bel.com
SERIAL DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG VIDEO CONVERTER
Ensemble Designs BrightEye 15
A serial digital-to-analog video converter; allows users to time the analog output into a production switcher or routing switcher; offers video conversion and signal timing; useful for broadcasters that are integrating digital and analog signals into the same system; frame synchronization is accomplished by conventional drop/add of frames.
Stand: SU 10217
Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular
Twenty-five new components consist of converters, synchronizers, distribution amplifiers, routers and audio modules; all products are capable of operating in either SD or HD resolutions and are designed to enable broadcasters to take control of transition to digital and HDTV broadcasting.
+44 20 8917 4300; www.snellwilcox.com
Evertz 7707RGBT; 7707RGBR DVI/RGBHV
For DVI and RGBHV video signals; includes DVI/RGBHV versions, DVI/RGBHV with two channels of analog audio and DVI/RGBHV versions with analog audio, keyboard and mouse signals for KVM applications; features DVI or RGBHV over a single fiber; supports up to 1920 × 1200 WUXGA resolution; both DVI and RGBHV outputs available simultaneously on receiver; superior digital data transmission; comprehensive local and remote (via SNMP) signal and card status monitoring; supports both single-mode and multi-mode fiber; optional two-channel stereo analog audio; optional keyboard and mouse.
+44 1268 779234; www.evertz.com
DIGITAL MATRIX SYSTEM
Clear-Com Eclipse 32
A digital matrix intercom frame in a 1RU chassis; offers 32 full-duplex communication ports, plus four extra four-wire ports; builds on the capabilities of Matrix Plus 3; supports the same Clear-Com i-stations and ICS digital matrix panels and interfaces as the larger Eclipse 208 frame, and is programmed and controlled with the same ECS-WIN software suite.
+44 1223 815000; www.clearcom.com
Marshall Electronics V-ASL7000
Portable 7in monitor/receiver; features cable-ready NTSC tuner with booster interior rod antenna or CATV feed, two channels of video/audio input plus switched output of on-screen image and audio for routing to another display; audio can be transmitted to a close proximity FM receiver; five-screen format zoom settings; the image can be inverted for ceiling-mount applications.
Siemens Content Lifecycle Management
Covers planning, procurement and production through to the transmission and archiving of programs; uses Web-based technology, which forms a stable platform for future developments.
+49 211 474 31 89; www.siemens.co.uk
Offers a 720-line HD output at 60fps; employs three 2/3in 1 million-pixel (1280 × 720) IT CCDs with dramatically improved dark and highlight image quality.
+44 8700 100 464; www.panasonic.com/broadcast
SMPTE TIME CODE GENERATOR
Is a microprocessor-based presettable SMPTE time code generator with Jam Sync; provides a front panel mounted thumbwheel switch that allows the presetting of hours, minutes and seconds data and six digits of user bits; additional features include a video sync input, a color frame pulse input and a clock “hold” function.
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Leitch Technology VelocityQ NLE v.91
Features new tools for color correction, collaborative workflows, and audio processing, plus broadened media format support and a wide range of user interface enhancements; offers new CPU-based color correction tools, including three-way color-wheel control, curves, color matching and automatic white and black re-balance; the new Interactive Editing paradigm enables edits including adding, deleting, moving and trimming clips, and real-time effects to be applied without stopping full-quality playback.
+44 1344 446 000; www.leitch.com
Stand: SU7805, SU8199
HD MPEG-2 ENCODERS
TANDBERG Television E5780 and E5782
For professional DVB broadcasters capable of operating in SD; E5782 is capable of encoding in the HD 4:2:2 profile and is ideally suited for HD contribution and HD cinema applications.
+44 23 8048 4000; www.tandbergtv.com
Telestream MAP Media Collaboration
Telestream and Microsoft will feature a joint media collaboration solution; targets video production companies and agencies, corporate communications, and marketing and training departments; built on the Microsoft.NET Web Services framework.
Genelec large theater sound systems
Control room main monitor systems; very powerful studio monitor loudspeakers; consist of two large speaker enclosures and one or two equipment racks containing active crossovers, power amplifiers and driver protection; are designed for flush mounting in the control room wall, although they may be used free standing.
+08 449 52 20; www.genelecusa.com
Stand: N1726, SL1143
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Linear Acoustic StreamStacker
Provides multichannel audio distribution for broadcasters, program providers, cable head-end or satellite organization facilities; combining up to four multichannel AC-3 programs into a single AES pair, unit offers enhanced channel density — more than 20 channels fit in the same space required for eight channels in Dolby E-encoded audio data.
+1-212-315 9551; www.linearacoustic.com
LONG-DISTANCE RANGE EXTENDER
Kramer Electronics TP-300FW FireWire
Used in pairs for a basic end-to-end solution; converts signal to be sent over unshielded Cat. 5 cable up to 90m to second extender, which converts signal back to its native format; repeaters used in conjunction with the product can extend signals up to 70m; supports plug and play standards, hot swapping and isochronous and asynchronous applications.
+972 2 654 4000; www.kramerelectronics.com
VIDEO MEDIA SERVER
WEGENER Video iPump
Combines features of a professional satellite receiver and decoder with advantages of a video server and IP router; operators can reduce satellite space segment by storing programming in the unit and scheduling play times; enables users to utilize limited satellite time to refresh multiple program channels, data casts and playout schedules without need to maintain a constant signal on the satellite.
ICF — Interactive Content Factor
Product line designed for the ingest, management, production and delivery of digital content; HSM is an add-on module to ICF enabling near line archiving in partnership with ADIC; ICF inabox is a complete ICF in a mobile flight case; NetEdit SDK is a suite of components that enables broadcasters and integrators to build proxy video editing applications using the Windows Media 9 Series platform.
+44 208 233 5300; www.twii.net
DIGITAL NEWS PRODUCTION
Just Edit vsnnews
An integrated news system that allows text/video editing in the same application; covers all issues in a uniform environment, including rundown planning and creation, resource management, word processing, video feed recordings, and archive storage, organization, and cataloguing; is completely integrated with vsnarchive system, the real-time titling system, the teleprompter and the automated web publishing of news; also included in the seamless integration is the shared video and audio editing, with voice over from journalists computers.
+34 937349970; www.vsn-tv.com; www.justedit.es
Broadcast Technology Skyline DataMiner
A fully SNMP-compatible system allowing control of equipment from many vendors via Ethernet; features include alarm correlation, automation, notification, scheduling, automated reporting, trend analysis and an MS Visio based topological display.
+44 1264 332 633; www.btl.uk.com
Stand: SU 9317
CONTENT PROTECTION SYSTEM
Nextamp S.A. NexMaster
Uses invisible digital video watermark ID to discourage movie piracy; embeds in either SD or HD formats during tape duplication or file copying; comes with SD-SDI, HD-SDI or Gig-E interfaces; offers embedding in uncompressed material as well as directly within MPEG-2 or H264 files.
+33 02 99 22 61 62; www.nextamp.com
Stand: SU 9954
MOBILE TRANSPORT ENCLOSURE
Network Electronics MOT-BOX
A compact 3RU, lightweight mobile transport enclosure; available to the flashlink's housing options; houses all flashlink optical transport, signal processing and distribution cards, including WDM/CWDM; its rugged design and connector panel make it ideal for all mobile and OB applications; options include a fiber reel with MIL specified tactile fiber, AC and DC power supplies, and a monitoring/alarming function via Network's GYDA controller.
+47 33 48 99 99 www.network-electronics.com
Transmedia Dynamics (TMD) Mediaflex
Built on Oracle RDBMS technology; employs a modular approach to enable the system to be implemented as a point solutio — for example, as a library management system with links to third-party applications, or as an end-to-end system managing the entire content chain.
+44 1296 745 080; www.tmd.tv
Is equipped with an integrated COFDM modulator, as well as a linear and nonlinear precorrector; features output power up to 0.5W (covering the 50MHz to 860MHz frequency band); can be used as a driver for the DVB-T Teko Telcom power amplifiers; in 1W and 2W configurations, the unit is suitable for covering small areas.
+39 051 6256148; www.tekotelecom.it
Dayang Magic Wall
Is a 16-channel television channel monitor; designed for use in broadcast control rooms and transmission playout centers; has a wide range of preset and user-configurable image sizes and supporting information-display modes.
+852 2730 2117; www.dayang.com
NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
OCTOPUS Newsroom Trading OCTOPUS5
Offers integration of assignments, news gathering, scheduling and transmission; features include wires browsing, SMS alerts, personal notifications, shared user folders, stories planning, script history tracking, multiformat low-res video browsing and MOS 2.8 support.
+420 221 181 511; www.octopus-news.com
The 70X HD OB/sports lenses is designed for studio and sports applications; features unique advanced display system; the new 26X HD Telephoto Zoom Lens provides extended focal range.
+33 0 477 90 78 00; www.angenieux.com
VIDEO EDITING SYSTEMS
Specializes in custom-configured video editing system sales; an authorized reseller of digital video editing software and hardware; represents various manufacturers, including AJA, Adobe, Apple, Avid, Bluefish444, Canopus, Matrox, Medea, Panasonic, Pinnacle, Sony and others.
DMT USA 1kW DTV UHF Transmitter
Air cooling; LDMOS technology; broadband standardized design; “dual-cast” option; built-in output filter.
HD CHROMA KEYER
Crystal Vision Safire HD
Works with all common HD formats; features additive and multiplicative keying; can be used with transparent and reflective objects; offers numerous fine adjustments for edge optimization and sophisticated shadow processing as well as key shrink.
+44 1223 497049; www.crystalvision.tv
Combine a COFDM modulator providing DVB-T streams in 2k and 8k mode, and DVB-H streams in 4k mode; are scalable and flexible, supporting applications from 500mW up to 5 kW; low-power applications are available in two compact versions, up to 5W in 3RU and up to 50W in 4RU.
+386 2 564 32 00; www.elti.com
EVS HD maXs
Features two I/O configurable channels; supports the most common formats: 1080i, 720p, 625i and 525i, 50Hz or 59.94Hz where applicable; all commonly used RS-422 protocols are implemented, which can thus be driven by your existing VTR/Edit controller, switcher, graphics engine or station automation.
+32 4 361 7000; www.evs.tv
A range of Synapse modules with a double basic signal processing functionality which fit in the 4RU/1RU Synapse housings; modules function alongside the existing Synapse SD and HD modules.
+31 13 511 6666; www.axon.tv
STUDIO VIDEOTAPE PLAYERS/RECORDERS
Sony DSR series of DVCAM Master Series
Have been enhanced with the addition of an integrated i.LINK IEEE-1394 digital interface; the existing DSR-1600, DRS-1800 and DSR-2000 models will be upgraded with this new built-in connectivity feature and relaunched as the DSR-1600A, DSR-1800A and DSR-2000A; upgrade provides professional video producers who use the DSR series greater compatibility with DV I/O-equipped cameras, VTRs and NLEs.
+44 1256 355011; www.sony.com/professional
3D NONLINEAR EDITOR
Discreet 3ds max 7
3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution; defines art in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, feature film and television effects, and education; includes Cloth Extension, the sophisticated cloth simulation system that gives artists the creative tools to build realistic, film-quality clothing for 3D characters in Film, Television, Advertising and Games projects; artists can turn modeled geometry into cloth, or design/import clothing patterns for the design of full garments for their characters.
Baystor BK-1500 Playback Only Unit
Facilitates retrieval of assets stored on DVD; uses the BK-1500 to play back assets while archiving others on the BK-2500 recorder; built-in RS-422 and frame accuracy guarantee DVDs to operate the same as tape, preserved with original timecode, CC and VBI; a built-in 40GB hard drive and programmable playback allows this unit to be used as a video server.
TRANSPORT STORAGE SYSTEM
Pixelmetrix DVStor 2 TB
Able to simultaneously record and play back MPEG-2 transport streams; offers online access to up to five days in a satellite environment or up to 10 days in a terrestrial environment; storage range from 100GB to 2 TB.
Focusing light fixture; soft-light head works within its own collapsible large surface soft box; features two Aspherical lenses and a zoom focus mechanism; provides smooth and even light distribution; has wide focusing range between 46 degrees and 4 degrees; dims to half power without disturbing change in color.
Crystal Vision EMDEC-200
Product can be used in two ways: as a decoder or as a decoder with embedder; converts PAL/NTSC or Y/C composite video to SDI using 12-bit decoder; data is sampled at 54Mb/s; can be upgraded to embed AES or analog audio by adding an audio piggyback.
CAMERA CONTROL SYSTEM
Provides flexible architecture for control of up to 50 cameras or devices; employs a GUI for ROP controls and hardware interface; features joystick trim control of pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris and master pedestal to emulate manufacturers' remote operating panels; provides full camera controls and presets for various Hitachi, Sony and Panasonic cameras.
HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO/DSD MASTER RECORDER
Records high-resolution stereo audio to inexpensive DVD media; capable of audio recording at up to 192kHz/24-bit; features Sony's DSD format as an available recording format; records for over 5 hours of CD-quality audio to DVD+RW for capturing performances or meetings; can also operate as a professional CD recorder, recording standard audio CDs for studio or meeting room installations.
Uses TG-X technology; features a strong neodymium magnet system and a mass reduced special Mylar diaphragm to give the microphone powerful reproduction of excellent transient characteristics; has a frequency response of 30Hz to 18,000Hz.
Omnibus Systems Colossus V3
New automation system for the transmission arena; combines the automation architecture of the delivery system with the modular flexibility of G3 technology; is able to control large numbers of channels, items, or devices all through customizable desktop-based user interfaces; features an intuitive user interface with a timeline-based display; allows a single operator to monitor the status of all channels and to focus in on any single stream, confirm its data, and drive it in the traditional manner should the schedule require it.
APT WorldNet Sapporo
Designed specifically for the Japanese market; is a fully duplex, multi-channel two channel, multi-algorithm audio codec which, uniquely in the professional audio industry, delivers interoperability with Japanese standard ISDN protocol.
+44 0 28 9037 1110; www.aptx.com
Booth: N811, N811A
Frezzi Energy Systems Dual channel quick charger FQC-2
Provides simultaneous two channel charging of NiCd and NiMH Brick style batteries ranging from 12 to 14.4 volts of any manufacturer; weights 2lb; measures 3.75in by 3.75in by 4.75in; with Auto-Select 90-240VAC operates world-wide trouble free.
TIMING, REFERENCE/TEST SIGNAL GENERATORS
Trilogy Broadcast Mentor Series
Full SPG, multi-format with up to nine adjustable timing planes, syncs 625 or 525 line signals, provides three parallel outputs of main black burst, plus two subsidiary; combinable test signal facilities with optional hardware or software configurations.
+44 1264 384000; www.trilogy-broadcast.co.uk
DIGITAL VIDEO ROUTER
Quartz Electronics Q256-SV
A compact large-scale serial digital video router; the unit can be scaled in steps of 32 through to 128 by 128 in a single 8U frame and up to 256 by 256 in a single 16U frame; expansion frames allow for up to 1024 by 1024.
Pinnacle Systems ChromeHD
Hardware/software package that offers all of the broadcast quality SD and HD I/O options, including HD-SDI I/O to complement the native FireWire support; enables users to connect to a variety of professional breakout boxes as well as output SD and HD to tape simultaneously.
SD AND HD TERMINAL EQUIPMENT
Ross Video RossGear MD
Line includes wide range of modules that handle both standard definition SDI and high-definition HD-SDI signals; features a new 2RU modular MD frame; modules designed for audio/video distribution, conversion, synchronization, multiplexing and demultiplexing also shown.
MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO SERVER
Doremi Labs MCS-HD
Features two record and two play independent high definition video channels with shared storage and selectable compression rates; features a front panel that mimics familiar VTR controls and is compatible with Odetics and VDCP automation protocols as well as Sony 9pin machine control; can record all popular High Definition and Standard Definition video formats.
TEST AND MEASUREMENT
Acterna COFDM and 8VSB Interfaces
Allows the DTS to meet the demands of digital video deployment within the terrestrial broadcast industry more precisely; product line now supports both the COFDM and 8VSB modulation called for in the European and North American standards.
DK-Technologies MSD100C Stereo Audio Monitor
Provides three basic tools — PPM/VU, a Phasemeter and a Goniometer; offers a color VGA screen with external VGA output and it combines both analog and digital inputs; all National and International Scales are available via the free Windows software; 11 presets are available for the unit, which features three presets with direct access via one keystroke.
Booth: C2757; C3612
VIDEO STORAGE AND PLAYBACK
Masstech Group MassDR
Incorporates replication and transfer tools from existing infrastructure video servers and transfers files and scheduling information to remote system; full resolution MPEG-2 video and transcoded WM9 low resolution full frame size can be intermixed and delivered at the remote site.
Fast Forward Video FieldPro DVR
Features video capture and playback at 60fps, resolution greater than 550 lines at 4:1 compression, user-selectable compression ratios ranging from 4:1 to 20:1 and recording times averaging from four to 20 minutes per gigabyte; offers scalable MJPEG compression and 720×486 pixel image resolution.
Pixel Power Clarity300
Is a single-channel expandable CG; features a compact 3RU frame that is only 21" deep; features uncompressed clip playback, two channels of 2-D DVE and SDI preview, and program outputs; can be operated as a dual channel clip/still store.
Inscriber Inca Studio HD
For real-time, multi-layer graphics for broadcast and post-production; provides real-time clip-to-clip transitions, real-time organic dissolves and multichannel effects on a single channel.
Note: Booth numbers are current as of press time. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listings.
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