Leitch NEWSFlash-II: an integrated, DV-based nonlinear editor to the Leitch VR-400 MPEG-2 video server series;
residing on the Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop, the NEWSFlash-II is designed with high timing and content-critical editing applications in mind; support for industry-standard third-party plug-ins and graphic import and export is also provided.
HIGH-DEFINITION POINT OF VIEW (POV) FIBER LINK
Viper II TR5442 POV: A dual-fiber, bi-directional video, audio and data link; available as either rack-mount or “throw-down modules” that transport broadcast-quality video from a remote POV camera; return video/genlock back to the camera; four bi-directional audio signals, tally/closure signals and two full duplex control data signals for both camera and PTZ platforms.
VIDEO AND AUDIO PROCESSORS
Miranda Technologies UVP-101i and VAP-712i: UVP-101i features composite and SDI (with embedded AES) allowing a single module to be used with either analog or digital incoming; analog input's super-adaptive decoder can be used to lock remote feeds to a local reference or to delay video signals by up to four frames; integrated proc amp provides a wide range of video level adjustments.
PORTABLE DV DISK RECORDER
FOCUS FireStore FS-3: Mounts directly to professional DV camcorders and weighs approximately two pounds; it features a DV video input/output port and either an Anton/Bauer, V-mount or NP style battery system.
MULTIFORMAT DIGITAL WAVEFORM MONITOR
OmniTek OmniView: Complete data analysis package for all formats of HD/SD digital video images; provides standard waveform monitor functions operating in the RGB or YUV domain; has a (optional) built-in test generator for comparison of output image data with internally generated reference images; enables checking of input color gamut and the display of illegal value areas.
+44 1635 44991; www.omnitek.tv
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Fast Forward Video DigiDeck: Records to IDE hard drives; available with composite and Y/C input/output, two channels of unbalanced audio, genlock, time code I/O and RS-422; can record up to nine hours on a single drive.
Sony HDC 930: Multiformat, multi-frame rate portable studio/EFP camera; captures 1080 50/60 interlace images; uses a 2.2 million “square” pixel CCD imager, 12-bit AD and a two million gate VLSI.
HD AND SD PLASMA DISPLAY PANELS
Panasonic TH-42PHD6UY HD and TH-42PWD6UY SD: Both are equipped with advanced panels featuring multi-facet asymmetrical configuration hyper pixels; outfitted with a five-facet grid-cell structure panel; feature a MACH enhancer; feature newly developed picture-enhancing technologies, such as super real gamma system, a new real black drive system, a deep black filter and a contrast automatic tracking system.
WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM
AKG WMS 4000: Wideband UHF diversity; 1200 frequencies in each of six different frequency bands; mission control software; intelligent battery management system; universal charger.
+43 1 86654-0; www.akg.com
ONLINE NLE GUIDE
SYPHA NLE Buyers Guide: Provides unbiased information on more than 200 different hardware and software products for professional nonlinear video editing; provides a basic listing of costs and URL for each product.
+44 20 8761 1042; SYPHAonline.com
DNF Controls DMAT-O: Offers slow-motion instant replay and highlight list creation/playback for Odetics protocol-based video servers; allows users to generate slow-motion instant replays; users can build, manage and play out highlight lists.
MULTI-RATE DIGITAL ROUTER
PESA Switching Systems Ocelot HD-MR: Switchers available in 8×8 and 16×16 configurations; 1RU switcher supports data rates from 3Mb/s up to 1.5Gb/s; supports both SMPTE 259M and 292M reclocking standards while allowing non-standard signals to pass through in a bypass mode.
VIDEO TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Streambox ACT-L3 Transport: End-to-end analog-to-digital system delivering full-motion, full-frame interlaced broadcast or DVD quality video and audio.
RACK-MOUNTABLE VIDEO MONITOR
Marshall Electronics V-R82P-SDI: Two 8.4-inch active matrix LCD panels with 800 × 600 pixels; composite video, SDI, S-video and VGA input with active loop through feature, and auto recognition for NTSC or PAL; independent three-color tally system is provided; front-mounted selector buttons with color, tint, brightness and contrast controls.
UPDATED NP BATTERY FORMAT
Aspen Electronics Nexus: New battery format based on an all new on-camera holder designed to accept standard format NP batteries and the new 50Wh Nexus-50 battery; provides up to 15 minutes of backup power; weighs 1.1 pounds; features a four-LED fuel gauge; can be charged alongside any standard NP product.
Winsted J8401: Features viewing angles and eye level heights optimized to eliminate user fatigue and increase efficiency; based upon accepted ergonomics ideals; welded, all-steel construction.
NONLINEAR EDITING AND COMPOSITING SOLUTIONS
Pinnacle Liquid editing application: Enhanced networking support for increased workflow and smooth direct-to-disc integration; also supports MXF enabling native file sharing with MediaStream servers; also exchanges audio projects with Steinberg Nuendo, offering a streamlined workflow between video and audio post.
Radamec Scenario XR: Enables on-air interaction and real-time control of lighting, transparency and color, all within a 360° ray-traced virtual environment; runs on Windows NT/2000 and is capable of inserting SDI video into the virtual set environment; enables conventional operator control and features a unique and intuitive touchscreen user interface; color and lighting properties of inserted video, and graphical and object elements are adjustable during transmission from the panel.
Bella DV Keyboard series: Integrated editing technology; includes Sticker Sets for popular applications; built-in jog/shuttle controller and programmable specialty keys; color and icon-coded keycaps are standard.
CABLE VOD EDGE QAM SOLUTION
Tandberg Television EQ6800: Designed specifically for VoD; product provides density and flexibility for remote multiplexing, QAM modulation and UHF upconversion in a single, highly integrated unit.
Altinex MT112-104: Offers six relays, four I/O ports, four IR ports and two RS-232 (send-only) ports; can be used to control lighting, raise and lower projection screens, and control projectors, videotape players and DVD players; uses terminal blocks for all input and output connections.
800- ALTINEX; www.altinex.com
PESA 3500PRO: Can be installed internally on all large-scale routers or supplied in a single- or dual-controller chassis; up to 600 inputs and outputs can be configured on 16 levels or 2400 input and outputs on four levels; supports up to 500 control panels, each fully user-programmable and easily customized to meet each user's particular application; hardware features include a full redundancy control option, as well as an RS-232/422 CPU link protocol for third-party control systems.
Modular router system
Network Electronics VikinX: ranges from 32×32 to 128×128; available in SDI or HD-SDI and supports data rates from 19.4Mbps to 540Mbps in the SDI version, and 19.4Mbps to 1485Mbps in the HD-SDI version; SD and HD can be mixed in the same frame and provides a fully hot-swappable architecture independent of signal formats.
+47 3348 9999; www.networkelectronics.com
CG SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE ADVANCEMENTS
Inscriber Inca Studio and Inca CG: Professional broadcast solutions with enhanced creative power, streamlined workflow and multiple channel effects; independently controllable multiple layers of graphics, clocks, logos and multiple-clip playback on a single channel; real-time, clip-to-clip dissolves and organic transitions.
APPLE FINAL CUT PRO 4 ENHANCEMENT
Pinnacle Systems CineWave 4: Enhances the power and feature set of Final Cut Pro 4; real-time support for DV50, Apple LiveType titling, high-quality animation codec, video out with Apple Soundtrack, support for up to five uncompressed real-time tracks.
DESKTOP STORAGE SOLUTION
PreSonus Maxrack: A desktop space solution that houses up to six 1/3 rack PreSonus Personal Recording Series units; sits on the desktop next to the computer monitor; also ships with a six-input powerstrip that accommodates all six individual power supplies and powers all of them from one AC plug.
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