Here’s a look at some of the recent product introductions for television engineers, technical managers, company managers and those involved in the production, cable, satellite, TV station and network, and telecommunications industries. Included in this round-up are Harmonic Spectrum MediaStore 5000, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Small Tree ThunderNET.
Production mixer offers expanded input/output connectivity and recording capabilities, along with greater flexibility and ease-of-use; its six input channels have dedicated controls for trim, fader, pan and PFL; the inputs and four outputs are all recordable, for a total of 10 tracks of recording; contains six ultra-low noise, high-dynamic range and transformer preamps, which accept mic- or line-level signals and include analog peak limiters, high-pass filters, input trim control and direct outputs on every channel.
Lets designers quickly add effects to Orad 3Designer-created graphic objects; photorealistic surfaces can be added to graphic objects in real time, making them ideal for fast-paced broadcast graphics production environments; shaders are divided into several material categories, such as bricks, ceramics, glass, metallic, mosaics, plastics, stones and wood, providing designers with more than 100 different material elements to work with.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America
3Gb/s, native 1080/60p HDTV studio/field color portable camera is designed to capture outstanding 1100 TVL resolution images by virtue of its three 2/3in RGB 2.3 million-pixel UAIT 1080-line progressive CCDs; multiformat camera’s advanced 38-bit digital signal processing results in low-noise, high-dynamic range pictures with an HD-SDI output applicable to any broadcast or post-production standard.
Latest addition to the Unicam line of HD cameras featuring 3G-SDI and multiformat HD performance; employs 2.5 mega-pixel 2/3in CMOS image sensors, which achieve superior quality HDTV video with horizontal resolution of 1000TVL, SNR of 60dB or more, and sensitivity of F11; supports a number of native HDTV formats, including 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 1080p/23.98 and 1080p/25; also supports 3G formats: 1080p/59.94 4:2:2, 1080p/50 4:2:2, 1080i/59.94 4:4:4 and 1080i/50 4:4:4.
Line of interface converter boxes that is designed to offer a new level of ease of use and installation; attaches securely to associated equipment; provides for a neater, more physically secure and dependable installation; can power directly via USB to get its power from video monitors or other equipment without build and non-secure “wall wart” adapters.
Post-production caption and metadata encoding tool for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, MXF XDCAM, AS02, IMX, QuickTime, FLV and many more video file formats; performs file-based caption encoding — plus AFD, XDS and more — at rates far greater than real time; designed to bring maximum post closed-captioning efficiency, accuracy and reliability to Windows workstations.
Cloud-based, comprehensive, automated, video workflow platform for delivering live events and live linear channels online; addresses the challenges of streaming live events and live linear channels online to multiple platforms and devices by moving the workflow from hardward-dependent infrastructure to software- and cloud-based infrastructure; built from the ground up for the cloud; leverages virtual machines for every step in the live-video delivery workflow, from scheduling, quality control, media processing and content protection to publishing to any number of designated publish locations, with telemetry that provides real-time insights across the entire workflow.