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.
Audio AD/DA/DD converter allows large multi-microphone arrays to be accommodated without the need to transport a second processor; all 32 microphone feeds can be connected back to the control room along a single Cat 5 cable via fully transparent and uncompressed IP Ethernet; its audio via IP Ethernet capabilities allow master recordings to be networked from one studio to another or across a large building complex; Ethernet IP audio interface handles up to 512 channels.
Legalizer auto-detects incoming SDI or HD-SDI video at 1080i/50/59.94, 720p/50/59.84, 625/50 or 525/59.94 and applies the appropriate legalizing format; ensures that incoming signal video is held within user-selected color-space parameters: RGB, YUV, composite (PAL or NTSC) or RGB-and-composite combines; provides automatic real-time control of perceptual loudness and true peak level using ITU-R BS.1770 multichannel loudness and true-peak estimation algorithms.
EOS 5D Mark III
Firmware update for the DSLR camera enables the use of uncompressed HDMI output support, making possible more efficient video editing and monitoring procedures; upgrade also supports the advanced needs of photographers through improved AF performance when capturing still images.
Toolkit for syncing ad content and creating robust two-way engagement between the first and second screens; timed elements in the broadcast trigger the ad on the second screen, where viewers can interact with it through polling, games and other such activities; toolkit then pulls the results of that interaction back onto the first screen and integrates them into the programming or ad spot in real time, creating one brand experience.
Artel Video Systems
Chassis integrates video and Ethernet transport capabilities with internal traffic routing; innovative design allows network engineers to combine what has in the past been a multiple platform solution into a single, compact, 3RU ultra-low power, high-reliability solution; eliminates the need for external cross connects; simplifies routing and re-routing of video and Ethernet traffic to meet changing requirements.
Enables post-production professionals to take advantage of the increasing processing power available in today’s all-in-one desktop, mini and laptop computers; combines the high-performance I/O capabilities of Thunderbolt with the flexibility of PCIe; supports 1GigE or 10GigE connectivity to iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air computers.
Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Server 3.5
Unified streaming media and video software for any screen; for live or on-demand streaming to computers, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints; enhancements include more options for content protection, greater scale distribution and expanded reach to more users; allows content developers to have the flexibility and capabilities they need to stream media reliably the way they want — protected, scalable, high-quality and to any screen.