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- January 2013 New Products
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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 SVP Broadcast Microwave’s HDT-02.
FSR Top Shelf
Provides an unobtrusive and secure enclosure for audio, video and network equipment; mounts to a wall close to the ceiling in locations without drop ceilings or where space above the drop ceiling is limited; holds up to 4RU of equipment with multiple mounting locations for power as well as signal connections for easy installation; the unit’s steel frame ensures the equipment will be securely mounted; a plastic cover allows wireless signals to pass in and out of the enclosure unobstructed.
NUGEN Audio ISL
True-Peak limiter plug-in now supports the Avid AAX format; sound engineers using the ISL AAX plug-in have complete control over True Peak levels in audio signals, from mono to 5.1; ISL ensures compliance with loudness standards; protects against distortion that can be introduced when codes such as MP3 and AAC are applied downstream; designed for the transparent limiting of relatively dynamic high-quality audio; can also be used to hard-limit and reduce dynamic range where required.
Autodesk Smoke 2013
Video editing software offers editing and effects within a single, efficient timeline-based workflow and a sleek user interface; runs on a wide variety of Apple MacBook Pro and Apple iMac computers; features include a new user interface, a robust toolset with high-end finishing tools and ConnectFX for node-based compositing inside the timeline.
NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2
The companion application to TriCaster allows for complete creation and customization of virtual studio environments and visual effects without the need for professional studio space; includes a switcher effects engine that allows the creation of complex transitions with full-color, full-motion overlays; its compositions use high-resolution elements, life-like camera movements and TriCaster’s graphics processing engine to evoke realism that stands up to close inspection; multiple live video inputs can be placed within the set, scaled, rotated and mapped to fit 3-D shapes.
Conditional Access System-Compliant Adaptive Streaming technology enables pay-TV operators to support adaptive streaming protocols while simultaneously remaining compliant with conditional-access systems on subscribers’ existing set-top boxes; first application of C-CAS will be available on the company’s BkS100 VOD servers; contrary to standard adaptive streaming technologies where the player adapts to streaming conditions and to its own CPU capacity, BkS100 VOD servers automatically select the appropriate streaming quality based on available bandwidth; this maximizes efficiencies for pay-TV operators while delivering a superior QoE for end users.
Sonnet Technologies Fusion R400S RAID
1RU, four-drive hardware RAID 5 storage system integrates a h igh-performance RAID controller for maximum versatility, critical data protection and speedy file transfers; its eSATA interface provides single-cable-to-host connectivity; low-noise fans make it suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments; available in 8TB, 12TB and 16TB configurations .
Display wall processor is PC-based and easy to use; is designed for the rigors of 24/7 control room environments; using PCIe bus architecture and state-of-the-art GPU technology, it provides ample graphics and processing power to support multiple inputs and outputs; with simultaneous support for hardware accelerated 3D applications and ultra-high resolution outputs, it can handle 3D content such as CAD/CAM modeling and data visualization.
Schneider Optics filter holder
Filter holder provides a sunshade that rotates independently; by allowing the sunshade and filter holder to rotate separately from each other, polarizing or graduated filters, which depend on maintaining precise orientation, can easily be used; 4in filter holder is designed to hold Schneider MPTV 4mm thick water-white Schott glass filters that are available in 4 x 4 and 4 x 5.65 sizes; holder rotates 360 degrees; can accommodate up to two glass filters.
Quicklink contribution system
Developed with Blackmagic Design; lightweight, live broadcast system is designed for the journalist on the go; allows a journalist to shoot live video on a camcorder and connect it to the UltraStudio media encoder via an SDI or HDMI cable; with a Thunderbolt connection, it is possible to transfer a live stream to the MacBook Air with Quicklink’s Mac Live software; footage can then be sent via a wireless Internet connection to Quicklink’s playout server, from which it’s possible to stream broadcast-quality footage to the TV newsroom.