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- 2013 NAB Show product preview, part 2
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NAB product update
In addition to the nearly 200 products we featured in our March issue, here’s an additional 300 products that will be on display at the 2013 NAB Show.
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Screen Subtitling Systems OTT subtitling
Method for served web video playback ensures subtitles are always displayed in the style intended regardless of the player; producer has full creative control over style and position; text is clear; allows viewers to select language or turn captions off; uses standard subtitle file formats; can automatically adjust broadcast version for the Web via EDL.
Sencore MRD 5800
Provides H.264, MPEG-2, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, 10-bit and 8-bit decoding with automatic detection and configuration; features field-upgradable software licensing; offers up to eight PIDs of audio decoding to deal with the multichannel, multilingual environment of live-event coverage; provides ASI, satellite, RF and IP input options.
Camera shader panel
Designed to offer a convenient and flexible solution for remotely matching multiple automated cameras; features intuitive controls and a touch-screen interface; can be controlled by single operators, groups or locations; supports control for iris, master pedestal and shading, as well as CCU functions of major camera brands including master gain, white gain, black level, gamma knee, masking and test bars.
Telestream Cable/IPTV transcoder
GPU-accelerated video transcoder developed specifically to automate content preparation and delivery for cable VOD and IPTV workflows; offers sophisticated control over transport stream multiplexing and metadata; full 16-bit video processing and the use of the x264 (H.264) codec.
Designed to quickly and easily convert, scale and send secure HD video over fiber; converts DVI to VGA/RGB/RBGHV/YPbPr, and VGA/RGB/RBGHV/YPbPr to DVI and then instantly scales it to the native resolution of any display up to 1920 x 1200; supports USB KVM, as well as graphic resolutions up to 2560 x 1600/60Hz and video resolutions up to 1080p/60Hz.
Second-screen and social TV gateway
Allows broadcasters to easily add viewer interaction such as votes, polls and tweet battles into their live news and sports programming, along with rich call-to-action graphics and infographics; integrates with popular second-screen and social data partners, eliminating the need for custom integration while maintaining routine production workflows.
Provides an easy way for users to create professional videos on their iPad, from storyboarding and shooting to editing and sharing; threaded holes at the edges of the frame allow filmmakers to attach external mics, lights and other accessories; a standard 1/4-20 screw thread and locking-pin design centered on the bottom of the Padcaster lets users connect it to a professional tripod, monopod or shoulder mount.
Cloud archive software
Levels Beyond Reach Engine
Provides streamlined media management, distribution, optimization and monetization capabilities for video; now has a hybrid cloud solution; integrates cloud-based library management, file processing, approval workflows and distribution services with Reach Engine Studio; can upload proxy content and metadata.
Touch control system
Shotoku Broadcast Systems Gemini Pan Bar Control System Stagebox integration
Combined system allows remote control of multiple cameras over standard communication networks at live productions; Stagebox unit transforms all the audio, video, timing and remote control signals to and from a camera into packet-based IP networks to streamline field production logistics and workflows.
Conditional access system
Enables pay TV operators to support adaptive streaming protocols while simultaneously remaining compliant with conditional access systems on subscribers’ existing STBs; using adaptive streaming technologies, unifies video user experience across next-generation and existing STBs.
Broadcast workflow management
Primestream FORK Xchange Suite 2.0
Gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows, Mac or tablet device; is an add-on to the FORK software platform for managing and automating broadcast workflows; contains new capabilities for creating subclips and markers.
EEG iCap Video
Captioners can now monitor the presence and location of captions via an encrypted low-res video feed matching the encoder output; improved real-time visual feedback provides extra source of confidence monitoring and ensures captioners are aware of graphics and crawls affecting the optimal positioning of caption displays.
Vela Research CineWaveHD Continuum
Enables high-performance, continuous decoding with high-quality video at extremely low bit rates; designed to operate in plug-and-play, nonstop operation mode; real-time decoding of HD or SD H.264 (AVC), HD or SD MPEG-2 Main Profile @ Main Level and @ High Level, VC1 and MPEG-4 Part 2; supports PAL, NTSC and cinema television formats.
Video Clarity Auto RTM
New addition to the RTM product line that provides a key application to the user for automating simultaneous audio and video performance test routines in a real-time monitoring session; makes IP or file delivery network AV quality testing easy to set up and allows the user to quickly create single or multiple test sessions.
ATSC signal analyzer
PROMAX TV EXPLORER HD ATSC
Analyzes MPEG-2, MPEG-4 H.264 video decoding, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and AAC audio decoding; compatible with SD and HD resolutions, including 1080i, 720p and 576i; works with 8VSB, DVB-S2, DVB-S, DSS and QAM A/B modulations; digital measurements include power, CBER, VBER, MER, C/N, link margin and noise margin.
Full duplex system allows crews to converse simultaneously just like on a regular telephone; to operate, simply turn the system on and talk; is not voice-activated, and there are no transmit buttons; up to eight can converse at the same time; includes discreet Cyber headsets and COMSTAR beltplacks that weigh just 2.5oz.
EditShare Geevs 5.3
New enhancements include support for capture and playout of QuickTime-Wrapped XDCAM-EX and XDCAM-HD, as well as updates to Studio Multicam and Geevs live user interfaces.
26V manganese batteries
Boxx TV 26V Battery
Use a manganese compound to provide the high level of current needed to run cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA and Phantom digital cameras; using 26V instead of 16V batteries produces less heat in the battery and the wiring of the camera.
On-air automation system
Florical Remote AirBoss
Is an option within the SMART Central suite of products; can run from any workstation with access to the user’s secure network; includes LowRes Viewer, which accepts WMV9 feeds for on-screen confidence feeds; can display and gang-roll two channels.
Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance HDR Camera
HDR camera based on single shot and non-regular sensor masking; technique allows the capture of an image with the same resolution and amount of detail as the use of a traditional sensor, but with a much higher dynamic range.