Cable designed specifically for HD camera control; mates with SMPTE 304M connectors; can multiplex audio and video signals and power; offers longer transmission distances and improved noise immunity.
Apple Final Cut Pro 4
The software supports high-quality eight- and 10-bit uncompressed formats, and full 32-bit floating-point-per-channel video processing. It includes three new integrated applications: LiveType for advanced titling, Soundtrack for music creation and Compressor for batch transcoding.
DIGITAL TV CONSOLE
Modular series available with four to 52 input faders with sample rate converters on each digital input; route any source to any fader; integral dynamics/EQ functions and snapshot recall.
MPEG-2 VIDEO SERVER
360 Systems Image Server 2000
The server's internal drives provide up to a terabyte of program storage. It uses a RAID disk array to protect program material from disk-drive failure. Each channel has both composite and SDI video ports, as well as analog and digital audio.
DIGITAL MATRIX INTERCOM SYSTEM
Systems Wireless Drake Series 4000 II
Allows users to interface up to 48 telco lines without using a single port in the frame; supports up to 256 ports in a single frame.
TRANSMITTER MONITORING SYSTEM
Rohde & Schwarz EFA-NET
Performs real-time and historical graphical/analytical reporting of transmitters and transmission systems; provides remote access via private LAN/WAN or by Internet.
MPEG-2 TRANSMISSION PRODUCT FAMILY
Axon Digital Design MStream
Designed for carrying high-quality live video and audio as video-over-IP or T1/E1 links over a network; options include analog and digital ports, and 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 MPEG coding formats up to 50Mb/s.
DISTRIBUTED TRANSMISSION ADAPTOR
Distributed transmission can minimize power consumption and improve signal quality. The adaptor inserts the necessary timing signals into the SMPTE 310M bitstream to synchronize all transmitters in the network.
PESA Switching Systems Cheetah 448X Flexi-Frame
Incorporates a 27RU frame designed to support SD and HD, as well as other non-standard digital signals simultaneously; internal backplanes are programmable for input or output connection.
AIR DIELECTRIC COAXIAL CABLE
Available in 7/8-inch through 6-1/8-inch line sizes; features patented precision-fitted connectors and a 10-year system warranty.
Bella Professional Series NLE Keyboards
Color-coded and icon-coded keys on these custom-designed keyboards speed navigation through editing functions, and the built-in jog/shuttle control gives precise, frame-by-frame control over the timeline.
TWIN CHANNEL SYSTEM
Quartz Electronics QMC-TCS
Doubles the number of independent channels possible in the same space for automated applications; each channel has a dedicated linear keyer and its own voice-over capability.
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Calrec Zeta 100
+44 1422 842159; www.calrec.com
The console is available in three frame sizes: 24, 32 and 48 faders, and has DSP allocation for up to 56 channels. Standard features include dynamics on every channel, eight auxes, 16 multitrack/IFB sends, 99 flash ROM setup memories, internal routing and 5.1 surround mixing and monitoring.
Doremi Labs ORCA
Real-time MPEG-2 encoder for HD and SD video; offers encoding parameters such as GOP structure, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 encoding profiles and compression bit rate.
This system allows its operator to create CG messages and real-time or flip-book animations. The squeezeback function includes two video inputs plus a background, allowing squeeze & tease promos, bumpers, opens and closes.
PROFESSIONAL HDTV DECODER
Digital Vision BitLink
Modular MPEG-2 HD/SD decoder with an extensive choice of I/O modules including ASI input, satellite demodulator, VGA HD monitoring and video reference; up- and downconversion; support for advanced Closed Caption; controlled via front panel or Web interface.
CineBags Production Bag
Four detachable Velcro pouches allow users to custom design this production bag's interior. The bag also has two large zippered side pockets, one large detachable pen pocket, five see-through mesh pockets and a business-card-size label holder.
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
The base station on this wireless intercom marries wired communications such as party-line and digital-matrix systems with wireless transceivers and beltpacks. Each transceiver creates a coverage zone of up to five beltpacks. The system operates above the UHF TV bands and is license-free in over 100 countries.
MPEG STREAM DELAY SYSTEM
Computer Modules DVB-ASI TimeShifter
The TimeShifter can delay multiple channels by a set amount of time. Features include programmable time delay and 60Mb/s playback rate with standard HD, 100MB HD and 10/100 BaseT.
Digital Voodoo HD/Vengeance
+61 3 9682 9477; www.digitalvoodoo.net
This video card allows broadcast professionals and artists to work with programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects or Discreet combustion in the desktop-extension mode by simply dragging the composition window over to the broadcast monitor and painting in real time.
FLUORESCENT LIGHTING FIXTURE
ARRI Studio Cool
Offers choice of reflectors, three control options, and traditional cast and extruded aluminum housing; slide-in lamp support and locking lamp holders allow for six 4-tube units on one circuit.
TALLY INTERFACE BOX
DNF Controls DC-30
Using a standard Web browser, this product allows users to configure and define the operation of each tally and GPO. It offers isolated, remote monitoring of tallies from another truck, another facility, or even another state or country.
PACKAGED TV AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Florical Systems L100
L100 provides a cost-effective entry into automation with a commercial insertion solution that includes on-air presentation, spot ingest and traffic schedule import and reconciliation.
Inscriber Inca Studio
Integrates functions of multiple CGs, DDRs, logo generators and other equipment, all on a single channel; features independent clock and logo channels, real-time clip-to-clip dissolves, and multi-layer 3D effects.
BROADCAST LOUDNESS METER
This meter presents subject loudness measurements in an easy-to-understand numerical format. A set of user-definable alarms and monitoring functions can indicate input loss, signal clipping, overmodulation, high or low signal levels, silence, and incorrectly set dialogue level (dialnorm) values.
HIGH-DENSITY BANTAM AUDIO PATCHING SYSTEM
Provides a compact normal-adjustable 2X48 Bantam patch panel in a 1RU space system; can convert to a 1.5RU panel with larger designation strips with the installation of a conversion kit.
TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR/WAVEFORM MONITOR/VECTORSCOPE
+44 1494 793 763; www.hamlet.co.uk
This vectorscope displays signals on a video monitor through composite video or S-video connections. Features include full field line select, bow-tie and parade displays, quad split-screen display, and trace store and freeze functions.
Scopus Codico E-1510
Professional MPEG-2 DSNG exciter integrates encoding and modulating capabilities with an upconverter in a 2RU chassis; encoder features full SNMP remote management and control.
+44 1727 871200; www.drake-uk.com
The matrix of this wireless intercom connects directly with the cellular network of active antennas located around the production environment. Each of the active antennas provides a radio cell that supports up to five beltpack users.
SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM
Videoframe PROXY VNODES
Control audio/video interface equipment from multiple vendors from a single control panel; has equipment-specific interfaces.
RF AMPLIFIER TUBE
CPI/Eimac Division K3D130W
Three-stage, MSDC IOT; delivers 130kW peak power output and 30kW average power for DTV service; when combined with the HA3000 hardware, it provides a high efficiency amplifier for UHF digital TV.
This inserter stores logos in flash memory so the user can quickly access them through the device's front-panel quick-select keys or through GPI inputs. Logos can be static or moving, and can be as small as one percent of the display area. Their position and fade rate are user controllable.
Global Translation TranslateTV
This device instantly decodes closed captions, translates the text stream and then re-encodes the results in unused caption fields such as CC2, CC3 and CC4. The company installs and maintains the translation server, and continually upgrades and customizes the translation software.
MICROWAVE POWER MODULE
L-3 Communications Microwave Power Module (MPM)
Includes a helix TWT, a solid-state driver amplifier and a high-density electronic power conditional; all three components are housed in a compact and lightweight package.
Thales DCX Paragon
Uses MSDC IOT technology for better transmission efficiency; offers up to two times conventional IOT and four times that of a solid state transmitter.
Grande Vitesse Systems GVS9000-Series
These workstations are available with 867MHz, 1GHz, 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz G4 processors. The series offers 2MB of dedicated L3 cache memory per processor, with up to 4GB/s throughput, one full-length 64-bit slot, one AGP 4X slot, four or 10 66MHz PCI expansion slots for up to 533MB/s throughput, up to 2GB of DDR SDRAM and up to 4.5TB of disk space.
Modulation Sciences SpiderVision
Delivers a picture of the direction and amplitude (vector) of the dominant sound sources; real-time digital analyses alarm a host of conditions that might otherwise corrupt sound quality; visualizes the sound field of stereo and surround signals.
PA LOGGING CLIPBOARD AND SOFTWARE
Horita Script Kit
A production assistant uses the hardware portion of the logging kit to capture and store up to 50 time-code values, and uses the PTR-LOG software portion of the kit to download the time code into a PC.
The camcorder can record one HD format (720/30p) or one of two SD formats (480/60p and 480/60i) onto a MiniDV tape. It records the two progressive formats in 16:9 aspect ratio with MPEG-2 compression, and the interlaced SD format in 4:3 aspect ratio with DV compression.
TWO-STAGE CARBON FIBER TRIPOD
Bogen Manfrotto MDeVe 754
Allows the video camera to be positioned at a height just under five feet; can support up to 13 pounds; features center column construction and a built-in 50mm leveling ball system.
Quantel QEdit Pro
+44 1635 48222; www.quantel.com
The editor includes an improved pen-and-tablet interface, keyboard shortcuts and a jog/shuttle control. Each superlayer of the toolset offers 3-D DVE with independent shadow control, fettle-based color correction, chroma and luma keying with spline-based garbage mattes, motion tracking with fast directional blur, and Quantel's Paintbox for graphic creation and retouching.
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Utah Scientific 400/64
Three-board architecture consists of an input board, a crosspoint board and an output board; contains 36 I/O slots; features signal presence detection and an internal monitor matrix.
REMOTE-CONTROL AND FACILITY-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
These Windows-based programs allow broadcasters to monitor and control transmitters from a PC. The operator can use the software's root-cause-analysis function to diagnose any alarm activity and take action from any location. The suite can handle an unlimited number of status, analysis and control channels.
NETWORKED NEWS SYSTEM
Provides drag-and-drop storyboard editing and timeline-based editing for video, audio and titles; real-time transitions allow dissolves and wipes without rendering.
Leader Instruments FS3018
This monitor allows the lighting director and other key people on the set to see the picture from the camera's viewpoint. The system links wirelessly to the company's LV 5700 multi-SDI monitor, allowing it to display waveform/vector monitoring and peak measurements.
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Leitch NEO VR
This modular recorder can record play-by-play or ISO cameras for instant replays in mobile sports production or news footage for newsroom edit suites. It also handles playout of frequently used material, emergency playout for master control, and continuous playback for on-air displays.
FIBER OPTIC SYSTEM
Telecast Fiber Systems Viper II HD/POV module
Supports bi-directional transmission of HD/SDI video and data signals from remote POV cameras; sends return video/genlock/tri-level sync back to the camera and handles tally/closure sign.
The switcher's standard MC features include A/B mixing with auto transition control, multi-level video keying, logo store, squeezeback effects generator and audio over mixer. The platform has eight pre-wired input slots and eight configurable output slots.
Provides enhanced C-band coverage for the Americas, Africa and Europe, as well as high-power Ku-band spot beam coverage for Europe and Africa.
Panasonic Solid-State Newsgathering System
The newsgathering system records video onto four PCMCIA-size cards attached to the camcorder. The four 1GB memory cards in a parallel data array provide a maximum data rate of 640Mb/s, recording 18 minutes of DVCPRO-quality video.
FILM RESTORATION TOOL
Adds real-time scratch detection and removal to StarFilm restoration application; designed for use with film-originated SD and HD material; automatically detects, classifies and replaces over 80 percent of scratches.
SDI CONTROL PROBE
Miranda Densité SCP-1121
Typically, several of these circuit boards are placed at key monitoring points within a broadcast facility and controlled by Miranda's iControl Web monitoring system. The boards allow users to measure and analyze relevant signal parameters in real time.
Professional Wireless RF services
On-site “RF Guy” services make trained technicians with a minimum of six years of field experience available to remedy RF problems.
RTW Surround Monitor
+49 221-709 13 33; www.rtw.de
The monitor's 31-band, real-time spectrum analyzer shows the spectral distribution of single or multiple channels. A multi-correlator display shows the relationship among all channel pairs. The vectorscope helps identify hidden distortion and the directions of impulse signal components.
CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEMS
Sachtler Artemis EFP and EFP Pro
The EFP model of the Artemis family (shown above) offers a Touch & Go system that helps the operator switch between the stabilizer and a tripod. It also has a 6.5” color flat-panel monitor. The EFP Pro model has an internal 1.5GHz video line for work with SDI/HD cameras.
Thales Angenieux studio and remote/sports lenses
Series includes a new 70x HD lens with a focal range of 9.5mm to 665mm (22mm to 1330mm with a 2x extender); Advanced Display System (ADS) allows users to adjust digital functions including anti-breathing.
Fortel DTV QuadraComb
4-D digital comb filter adds spatial and temporal error detectors to traditional 3-D comb filters; intelligently separates luma and chroma on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
DVD VIDEO RECORDER
The base model of this recorder has a 120GB hard drive and single high-speed DVD-R/RW drive and provides real-time recording from external sources to both drives or from the hard drive to the DVD drive. An optional second DVD-R/RW is available.
MSDC IOT TRANSMITTER AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Solid State Logic C200
Compact in-line digital mixing console designed for multi-bus production for surround-sound TV; operates at 48kHz or 96kHz; features self-healing DSP and integrated DAW control.
MPEG-2 PLUG-IN NLE FOR ADOBE PREMIERE
SeaChange Media Publisher
This plug-in allows users to select MPEG-2 files residing on the Broadcast MediaCluster and import them into Adobe Premiere for editing. It also allows the user to import Long GOP and I Frame-only MPEG-2 files directly into the Premiere timeline.
Portable, two-channel field mixer can be attached directly to a camera; features XLR inputs and outputs for larger cameras, and a mini-plug output for miniDV cameras.
UNIVERSAL CONVERSION PLATFORM
Snell & Wilcox Ukon
+44 20 8917 4330; www.snellwilcox.com
This device converts to and from any format — HD or SD. It offers precise lip-sync and time-code integrity, and addresses audio requirements including embedded, AES and compressed audio formats. It converts time code to and from any SD or HD format with exact frame mapping.
AES DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Sigma Electronics OctaStream family
Series is designed for the S5000 signal management frame which allows unrestricted access to all modules and is capable of hot-swapping all modules and power supplies.
OPTICAL DISK CAMERA/RECORDER SYSTEM
Sony Professional Optical Disc Camera/Recorder
This system's random-access media will accelerate field editing, and its IT standards will speed the transfer of video from the field to editing workstations. The two camcorders and three decks support iLink and Ethernet interfaces for transferring assets as Material Exchange Format (MXF) files.
SERVO-CONTROLLED PAN/TILT HEADS
Compact pan/tilt head available with either top- or side-mounting platforms.
REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM
Can monitor frozen video, loss of video, black, snow, max and minimum video levels, frame fan speeds, and power supply voltage; can alarm and notify a technician via on-screen pop-up display, e-mail or WAV file playback via phone.
Videotek DDM-520 and DDM-540
Have a variety of I/O capabilities; can display signals at 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i; decode and display EIA 608 and 708 closed captions on-screen; support three MPEG-2 streamed formats.
Sony Cine Alta Family Expansion
The new HDC-F950 camera captures the full 1920 × 1080 pixels and outputs an uncompressed digital 4:4:4 RGB signal. The new SRW-1 field recorder and SRW-5000 studio recorder can record either 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video at approximately 440Mb/s. The smaller of the two new HDCAM SR videotapes holds 50 minutes of 24p video, while its big brother holds 155 minutes.
CABLE TRANSLATOR SYSTEM
Features of the cable translator include Web-based configuration and supervision, multiplex bandwidth management, PSIP rebranding and protection, PSI reconciliation, dynamic configuration changes, and opportunistic data insertion.
SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Harmonic NMX Digital Service Manager
Allows operators to assemble video and audio services into efficient digital transports; system reconfigures the underlying encoding, multiplexing, digital turnaround and delivery equipment.
Thomson Grass Valley M-Series iVDR
This VTR replacement offers removable media, and the ability to ingest directly from a camera. It provides support for multiple channels, simultaneous record and playout, networking, clip editing, and playlist creation. It can exchange materials with a variety of applications using industry-standard protocols.
A firmware upgrade adds new status-reporting and error-detection features to this waveform monitor, and a new video-session screen that summarizes a variety of statistics. The upgrade adds a two-pane, user-definable, multimode display and new event logging with time-of-day and VITC time stamping.
Forecast Consoles MASTERail
Universal mounting system allows for random placement of all monitors, EIA rack boxes, speakers, script stands and special-purpose devices anywhere along the length of the console.
LI-ION BATTERY SYSTEM
IDX ENDURA E-80
Two battery packs can be linked together to provide 164Wh of power at only 3.3 pounds; joining the line is the ET-8 tower charger for charging eight channels simultaneously.
VIDEO MonNITORING AMPLIFIER
Ross Video QMA-8044
Card provides high density methods for monitoring conversion of multiple feeds; RossGear card frame holds up to 10 cards; provides up to 40 monitoring converters in a 2RU space.
LCD VIDEO MONITORS
Several monitors up to 7" diagonal can mount in just 1RU of rack space. The monitors are available in diagonal sizes of 3.5", 4", 5.6", 6.8" and 7" (the 7" is a 16:9 aspect-ratio screen). All models have composite video inputs with loop-through, and optional SDI input.
Ciprico DiMeda 3600
Features a fibre channel back end, Gigabit Ethernet transport and an embedded software layer on top of the filer head; enables heterogeneous file sharing, as well as real-time ingest and playback of captured and stored content.
50" PLASMA HDTV MONITOR DISPLAY
Features of the display include 600:1 contrast ratio, a peak brightness of 620cd/square meter, Faroudja DCDi de-interlacer, intelligent image scaling, and built-in aspect-ratio correction. A range of inputs provides compatibility with DVDs, computers, digital broadcasting and multimedia as well as traditional video sources.
MINIATURE D/A CONVERTER
Dual-rate HD/SD converter; DA/Downconverter card can directly drive analog high-resolution monitors or projectors; the SVGA mode allows HD monitoring on many SVGA multisync monitors.
Avid DNA Family
Nitris boasts processing power equivalent to 30 Pentium-4 processors and supports uncompressed HD formats. Adrenaline promises to transform PC and Mac desktops into high-powered editing workstations. Mojo targets notebook-computer users and offers real-time effects.
Switchcraft Video Patchbay
Available with either HD or SD series video jacks; HD series meets SMPTE 292M specifications, features rugged, diecast housing, reduces RFI emissions, and is available in 75V terminated or non-terminated.
COLOR LCD VIDEO MONITORS
Four- to 30-inch color LCD video monitors offer options including metal cabinets and protected screens, remote controls, scans, PiP, high brights and transflectives.
Logic Innovations TSM-2800
For ATSC broadcasts, the remultiplexer provides the interfaces required to combine multiple encoder, PSIP, video server and data sources into a single transport stream. It allows DVB broadcast, CATV and satellite operations to combine up to eight program/transport streams into a single transport stream/carrier.
Available in four styles: large diaphragm, standard, compact and miniature; provide professional options for live and broadcast use.
Provides reporting and business intelligence using data from Encoda Deluxe, turnkey and traditional products; Web-based ASP application consolidates data across departments and stations.
Professional Communications Systems
Provides consulting, design and integration services; provides all system integration services and do much of the system pre-assembly and staging at its integration facilities in Tampa, FL.
VIDEO TIME/DATE INSERTER
Inserts time and date into video (NTSC/PAL or S-video); features include switchable background mask, and keyed or transparent display as well as variable character size and position.
Thales Electron Devices TH 790 CD
+33 1 30 70 35 00; www.thales-electrondevices.com
Features a 55 percent efficiency at 30kW average 8-VSB power, an increase in efficiency of 12 percent over standard IOTs; high gain is constant over the entire UHF band.
SYSTEM INTEGRATION SER ROUTING APPLICATION
Chyron Pro-Bel Procion 2
Through a single configuration database, integrates with the COSMOS system configuration and monitoring solution to enable router control and monitoring mimic soft panels to be built.
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Sundance Digital Seeker
Management system comprised of a wide-ranging set of database tools that enable facility users to classify, disseminate, organize and manage media asset information throughout a TV station.
Marshall Electronics V-R71PA-SDI
Accepts SDI, S-video and composite video sources with active loop-through capability and has 16:9/4:3 ratio switch; offers high-resolution 10-bit D/A video converter with composite video output.
More new products
Don't miss the NAB Special Report packaged along with this magazine. The Special Report contains more than 200 additional new products and technology from the 2003 NAB convention. This article and the NAB Special Report are posted on the Broadcast Engineering Web site, complete with hot links for all the new products. Go to www.broadcastengineering.com for complete access.