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IBC is a big event for everyone in the business of content creation, management, and delivery of electronic media and entertainment. Second only to NAB in visitor numbers, it attracts exhibitors and attendees from all over Europe and beyond.
File-based media processing software
Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0
Powered by the Kayak technology platform; designed to seamlessly blend media transformation and workflow processes while providing operational efficiency and agility for applications from production and archive to multiscreen distribution; advanced capabilities include automated decision-making with rich metadata support, flexible visual workflow design tools, and easy integration of new and emerging technologies.
Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K
High-resolution 4K digital film camera with innovative large Super 35 size sensor and professional global shutter; combined with precision EF mount optics and high-quality Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file recording; supports the new 6G-SDI video connection for use in live video production; high-resolution LCD display; built-in capacitive touchscreen.
Option for TM7/TM9 audio monitor
Part of the SW20013 software license recently issued by the company; designed to generate and analyze BLITS test signals; BLITS (Black & Lane’s Ident Tones for Surround) enables testing for channel allocation, level and phase of 5.1 surround signals.
Transcode farm controller
AmberFin iCR Transcode Farm Controller
Builds on multiformat transcode capabilities by significantly increasing the flexibility and versatility of a multinode transcode environment; brings improved resilience and robustness while simultaneously generating cost savings through more versatile network licensing capabilities.
Audio and waveform monitor
Offers an extended collection of high-quality video and waveform monitoring tools; video section is flanked by an audio toolbox, complete with bar graphs, moving coil emulation, the company’s StarFish display technology and FFT spectrum analysis; complies with all major broadcast standards; includes loudness and true peak logging; allows for virtually any combination of audio and video tools to be viewed and adapted to the specific application and use.
Combine weight, space and power efficiencies with video scaling quality; designed to be easy to select, configure and install, whether in large studios or OB trucks; Kaleido-Modular-X I/O cards enable monitoring systems to be created within a 3RU, air-cooled Densité 3 frame; Kaleido-Modular-X modules use a powerful CPU to drive advanced features and provide excellent video and graphics quality, including the ability to split processing between frames.
Playout and distribution automation system
Pebble Beach Systems Marina
New is the SmartPanel, a user-configurable feature that gives customers the ability to design their own control panels within the Marina user interface; SmartPanel brings system management benefits by improving reporting and traceability, as commands made via the SmartPanel are incorporated into Marina’s AsRun log.
USB HD audio interface
Offers support for Windows and OSX; powered via USB; offers AES-3 digital audio (XLR) and balanced analog line-level audio (XLR) connectivity simultaneously; delivers up to 192kHz at 24-bit with a dynamic range of 105dB; features zero-latency monitoring that allows users to monitor their recording signal in real time; an AUX output lets users connect a pair of headphones for quick checks of the audio signal.
Virtual tracking camera head
Pan-and-tilt head features high-accuracy, real-time data output, as well as compatibility with a wide range of camera and lens configurations; combines with the Serial Position Interface (SPI) for frame-synchronized high-resolution data tracking; VISCAM Fluid-Leaf Drag System supplies smooth continuously adjustable pan-and-tilt drag with enhanced torque and high levels of operator control; capable of supporting payloads up to 39kg.
Media asset management
New features include an HTML5 browser-independent interface, a Published Web Services API to allow simple interactions among business systems, and complete integration with Snell’s ICE channel-in-a-box and Morpheus automation systems; now includes support for an even broader range of external systems; configurable sidecar XML export allows increased interoperability with extender systems; Enhanced FTP watch folder support simplifies electronic delivery workflows and reduces media transfers.