MULTIFORMAT EDITING AND EFFECTS SYSTEM
Quantel QEdit Pro: delivers real 10-bit non-compressed quality and a high-end creative toolset; resolution co-existence and an HD option allow the unit to deliver real finishing performance across all SD and ATSC high-definition formats; the integrated toolset builds on the Henry Infinity and provides all the high-end features found in iQ, including tracking, color correction and the next-generation Paintbox.
+44 20 7636 2126; www.quantel.com
DIGITAL FILM/POST-PRODUCTION CONSOLE
Harrison ST2: designed for applications requiring a large-scale digital console; offers full, 40-bit digital signal processing; features include dedicated 8-band EQ controls per strip, dedicated dynamics controls per strip and expanded panning controls; capable of accommodating almost any combination of input section and master section layouts.
FOR-A FA-115 and FA-125: come as standalone units or modular cards; offer a digital recursive noise reducer to improve picture quality by lowering signal noise; standalone units are a half-rack size; the FA-115 features analog composite I/O, 4:2:2 component processing; the FA-125 features analog composite and Y/C I/O as well as 10-bit quantization.
+44 208 391 7979; www.for-a.com
ELECTRICAL GROUND ROD INSTALLATION SYSTEM
Groundhawgs: uses a motor-driven driver and the company's auger tip to effortlessly install ground rods; allows reversing the driver to back the rod out of the ground when a rock is encountered; uses a conductive slurry, making the ground rod twice as conductive to the earth as a hammered rod; allows one person to install about 10 ground rods per hour.
Canford Audio catalog: company supports approximately 14,000 product lines in the broadcast industry; detailed catalog lists many items in more than one section for easier reference; specialists provide free technical support; new products are sometimes created in-house to fill gaps in the range; Canford manufactures many of the products it offers, as well as supports product lines from other broadcast manufacturers; sales offices throughout Europe handle orders and inquiries.
+44 191 418 1000; www.canford.co.uk
AUDIO/VIDEO CHANNEL MONITOR
Eyeheight AV-2E: provides in-vision and GPI indication of incoming video and embedded audio status; alarms can be generated automatically from black video input, frozen video, audio-silent and audio-absent signal conditions; text position, size and opacity are adjustable; eight memories are provided for storing user-set parameters; connections comprise SDI input, two audio inputs and SDI plus GPI alarm outputs.
+44 1923 256 000; www.eyeheight.com
Media 100 844/Xi: designed as an affordable option for dual-stream editors; offers 10-bit precision; on up to four streams, two video and two full-motion alpha, the unit can process in real time and in any combination; features an Intelligent Layering Architecture, which enables the system to process unlimited numbers of streams, recursively processing four at a time in real time; provides a simplified way to view and troubleshoot arbitrary layers called Visual Voicing.
+44 1344 412812; www.media100.com
HD CINEMA CAMERA ENHANCEMENTS
Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam: cinematographers may choose between two selectable gamma modes — CineGamma for recorded images intended to be recorded out to film for theatrical presentation, or TeleGamma for recorded images with a decided filmic quality intended to be seen on a CRT for such applications as HDTV; the camera now permits frame rates to be changed during recording; constant exposure can be maintained with the camera's time-base shutter mode.
+44 118 902 9200; www.panasonic-broadcast.com
TASCAM DM 24 V2: an upgrade to the DM 24; enhancements to the 24-channel, 8-bus configuration console include improved 5.1 panning features, such as low-pass LFE filter, center channel percentage control, and variable programmable circle and square surround panning patterns; offers virtually unlimited signal routing, with new assign and routing capabilities that enable up to 60 inputs and mixdown; provides an internal MTC generator, transport lock and a pre aux muting function.
+01923 438889; www.tascam.co.uk
SHARPNESS MAXIMIZER FOR DIGIPRIME LENSES
Band Pro Film/Video Carl Zeiss Sharp Max: precision portable collimation instrument designed to provide accurate and consistent back-focus for Zeiss DigiPrime and other lenses; attaches to the front of the DigiPrime lens, while mounted on the shooting camera; powered by a standard internal 9V battery that can deliver power for up to four hours of continuous operation.
Digital Juice Jump Backs: twenty volumes each contain 40 ready-to-use, network-quality motion backgrounds that loop seamlessly; editors can add their own video, text or graphics to create a unique look; works with any nonlinear editing system.
+44 1457 851000; www.digitaljuice.com
Inscriber InfoCaster: designed to quickly create multi-zone screens for immediate display; integrates crawls, rolls, animations, clocks, video and audio clips for presentations; links to databases and displays up-to-the-minute information; permits the remote altering of content scheduling and updating; can be used with a variety of video hardware, from dual-head VGA cards to the professional video hardware used by broadcast television networks.
+31 297 380930; www.inscriber.com
CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEM
Sachtler Artemis: suitable for top-heavy film cameras as well as tail-heavy camcorders; designed to meet the demands for both film and TV use; the Artemis SDI Pro was developed especially for the new generation of video cameras with SDI interface; the Artemis EFP is designed for use with video cameras and camcorders.
+49 2835 440 426; www.sachtler.com
DIGITAL DISK RECORDER
Accom WSD/HDi: has a video disk storage array integrated inside its chassis; designed to be compact and low-cost; its Import/Export utility allows the unit to easily interface with a network of graphics rendering computers and film printers without concern for proprietary file formats; stores both standard- and high-definition uncompressed video formats with optional uncompressed digital audio all at the same time; provides an option for record or playback of video, key and audio in a single operation under a unified clip identitity.
DIGITAL MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
PESA MCLite: compact, low-cost, multichannel, standard-definition unit is designed to meet the fast developing and continuously evolving master control needs of the modern broadcast facility; features a flexible, modular and open architecture; additional features include compact A/B mix-effects processor, up to four keying layers, logo keyer with internal storage, extensive logo management software, optional DVE squeezeback, AES and embedded audio processing, and automation and GPIO interfaces.
Solid State Logic XL 9000 K series: features include ultra-high-quality signal path optimized for the higher sampling frequencies available with DVD-A and SCAD; full 5.1 mix bus, master fader, mix compressor, monitoring and metering; 6-channel monitor insert, plus support for three external 6-channel sources; LCR panning on every channel; and full, simultaneous fader access to all mix busses.
+44 1865 842300; www.solid-state-logic.com
Quartz FS panel: designed for the company's QMC range of Master Control products; features a traditional layout; every button on the new panel is capable of displaying dynamic text or graphics information; high-resolution shaft encoders allow for adjustment of all analog parameters; a lever arm permits manual operation for live events; may be combined with Quartz's existing modular range of panels.
+44 118 935 0200; www.quartzuk.com
AUDIO ADAPTER FOR DVB NETWORKS
You/Com Audiocommunicatie XTS: standalone unit accepts, converts and feeds the audio signal to a DVB multiplexer for distribution over satellite, CATV or terrestrial networks; contains all the facilities to maximize the up-time; a built-in switch automatically switches over to a back-up contribution line, ensuring the continuity of the program for the listeners; a redundant power supply guarantees uninterrupted operation in case of power failure; the 1RU 19-inch rack unit is available in a single or dual program version.
+31 15 262 59 55; www.youcom.nl
XEON PROCESSOR-BASED NLE COMPONENT SYSTEM FOR AVID XPRESS DV 3.5
Laird Telemedia DVora: the latest addition to the company's DVora Media Engine line of broadcast DV PCs designed specifically for digital video editing; available in full-tower and rackmount configurations; features video and audio editing toolsets, titling and graphics, extensive import and export capabilities, and more than 100 real-time effects; supports up to four simultaneous streams.
DIGITAL A/V MIXER
Panasonic AG-MX70: provides 4:2:2:4 digital component picture quality; can create more than 600 2-D effects patterns, including transitions, key patterns, melts, mosaic, paint, trail and multi-images; the optional AG-VE70P 3-D effects board provides more than 1600 effects, including page-turns, accordions and spheres; designed for live camera production with genlockable cameras; features tally outputs for up to eight cameras and 2-channel frame synchronization.
+44 118 902 9200; www.panasonic-broadcast.com
Discreet cleaner 6: tool for importing, authoring, encoding and delivering interactive streaming; designed for Apple Macintosh video encoding software; new features include support for MPEG-4 and Advanced Audio Coding audio compression through Apple's QuickTime 6, 2-pass variable bit-rate encoding for MPEG-2, and Watch Folders, which lets editors encode work directly from the nonlinear editing tool from their desktop or across a network.
+33 1 40 72 3783; www.discreet.com
HDSDI TO SDI DOWNCONVERTER
Miranda Technologies QDC-801i: conforms to SMPTE 292M and outputs to SMPTE 259M-C for SDI, SMPTE 170M for NTSC and ITU 624-4 for PAL; both automatic line format and frame-rate input detection as well as VLI and WSS information insertion are provided; offers advanced 3-D de-interlacing with edge detection and interpolation and 3:2 pull-down detection.
+33 1 55 86 87 88; www.miranda.com