Thales Angenieux Optimo 17-80
Features include extremely fast aperture of T2.2 with no ramping, 329° focus rotation with over 50 precise focus witness marks and minimal breathing, and superior optical performance rivaling prime lenses at equivalent focal lengths; available in PL mount; calibrated focus marks are available in feet or meters; zoom ratio is 4.7X; focal length is 17mm to 80mm; weights 5.5kg.
Integrated playout systems
Grass Valley K2 Edge
Housed in a compact 1RU chassis; robust Linux-based system features purpose-built, high availability architecture for mission-critical 24/7 playout applications; available in three levels of capability; K2 Edge Express is designed for entry-level channels with minimal needs; K2 Edge Pro is for main-line channels with more sophisticated graphics such as picture-in-picture; K2 Edge Elite offers switching for up to four HD sources and multichannel 2D and 3D graphics complete with DVE moves, including credit squeeze.
Crystal Vision TANDEM 310
Combined embedder/de-embedder for 3GB/s, HD and SD sources has the ability to handle up to four groups of AES and two groups of analog audio simultaneously; ideal for studios where microphones make analog audio popular; can be fitted with new DBE-D Dolby decoder top board, allowing a Dolby E signal in the embedded video input to be decoded and either output as analog or AES audio (via appropriate piggyback) or re-embedded.
Features an on-board graphic display that allows feedback for operator input clearly showing a range of presets and instrument operation without the need to glance at a remote monitor; on-board digital control and HDMI/SDI output to external screen at 1920 x 1080 is standard; available as an SD/HD-SDI chassis; can be upgraded at any time with a simple software key to 3G-SDI; up to four module bays provide eight simultaneous SDI channels; analysis includes waveform, vectorscope and data toolsets.
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 9
Features a new streamlined project import, export and selection workflow; additional user interface improvements include scrubbable media thumbnails to speed up shot selection, production metadata fields for entering on set shot notes and larger color control palettes to give faster access to grading tools; other new features include Log grading in every corrector node, automatic Audio Sync, new stereoscopic 3-D floating windows and new 3-D monitoring options.
Scalable playout and distribution
GlobeCast content management and delivery
Scalable playout and origination systems allow broadcasters to adapt content to local markets anywhere in the world and simplify the overall content distribution process; MAM software and services help broadcasters and content creators manage and optimize workflows; new delivery platforms include OTT offerings, a commercial business-to-consumer product, MyGlobeTV, and a collaborative project with France 24 on hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV).
Monitoring and control system
PlayBox Technology Multi Playout Manager
Fully assignable monitoring and control system with rights management for multiple AirBox playout channels from one or more Internet-connected PCs; runs in a Web browser; networked workflow system enables multichannel playout centers to monitor and control all channels’ schedules, programs, media files and more, and to make live changes to the output if required; can assign full or partial rights for any of the TV channels to one or more people to remotely monitor and control the channels from any PC, tablet or smartphone.
Video services platform
Nevion VideoIPath 2.5
New release offers a modular architecture allowing systems to be customized according to customer needs, including support for third-party devices; new desktop-like app launcher improves interaction between different apps; new network topology app allows users to visually define the topology used to make offline routing decisions; enhanced inventory graphical interface provides better support for large network infrastructures; adds control panel interface designed for broadcasters using the platform.
Audio compliance server
Merging Technologies MXFix V2.0
Fully R 128-, A/85- and BS.1770-2-compliant; faster-than-real-time batch file system is designed to enhance broadcast and post-production quality control workflows; a two-pass normalize based on the Merging Final Check module has been added as standard; channel routing is now included, as well as a Cross-Wrapping feature that allows MOV<->MXF for compatible codecs; use of a simple web browser interface makes it easy and intuitive to operate.
A/V recorder firmware update
Sound Devices PIX 240 Version 2
Version 2 update enables users to monitor an image’s exposure with Exposure Assist, which shows either false-color or multilevel zebra-stripes; monitor brightness, contrast and chroma adjustments also now available; includes standard-definition recording (PAL and NTSC) and support for using simultaneous analog and SDI/HDMI audio inputs.