WORLD EDITION EXCLUSIVE: 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 is Broadcast Pix's Video Control Center 3.2.
Automation system supports up to four independent channels of HD/SD output at a price designed to ensure the best opportunity for ROI without sacrificing features, functions and high performance; now features integrated MultiZone display; the ability to display multiple zones of clip and graphics playback opens up opportunities for lower-cost advertising by a new segment of advertisers interested in a presence on special interest subchannel.
Bel Digital Audio
2U range topping audio/video monitor and de-embedder features 16 individual LED bargraph meters on the front panel alongside a high-quality, 5in video screen and a full range of controls; provides a pair of auto-detecting 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs; accepts 10 analog audio inputs and eight AES-3id input pairs; selected audio channels are also provided as AES-3id and analog outputs on the rear panel; analog output levels can be fixed or controlled by the front panel volume control.
New version of the Live-Link Remote Camera Interface System is designed for the unique requirements of the emerging 4K camera systems; camera end unit features four 3G-SDI-compatible inputs to accommodate data-intensive 4K digital video streams and an additional 3G/HD/SD-SDI input for an alternate digital video stream; camera end unit also includes a 3G/HD/SD-SDI return from the control room unit for confidence monitoring; all signals are transported using just two strands of single-mode fiber, one each for signals in each direction.
Compact 7in monitor/rasterizer with internal cross-conversion from 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI to HDMI and vice versa; HDMI output can be used as a rasterizer, delivering screen content to an external monitor; selectable waveform, vector and false-color test screens can be inset over SDI and HDMI sources; picture modes include markers, monochrome, blue-only, red-only and green-only, as well as cross-pulse; a peaking function enables precise adjustment of camera focus; features easy-to-use controls with pre-settable quick-function buttons.
Web-based client/server solution for creating and managing advanced schedules; operating within a web browser, the user-friendly GUI handles template-based TV broadcast planning, offering straightforward management of single or multiple TV channels; program templates present per day, week or month views and schedule management by date per TV channel to provide monitoring and control of all activities, from schedule creation to publishing for broadcast; any number of users can access and collaborate, based on user rights.