What is in this article?:
- 2013 NAB Show Product Preview
- Automation, including news and master control
- Cable TV equipment
- Cameras, lenses, accessories
- Graphics, animation products
- Media storage, archive systems, asset management
- New media, streaming products, multimedia/Internet
- Production switchers, video effects, keyers
- Recording media
- TBCs, frame syncs, conversion equipment
- Test & measurement equipment
- Video editing systems
Automation, including news and master control
Graphical software interface
Customizable graphical software interface unifies the control of various products in the broadcast chain; provides flexible and reliable control across all broadcast operations from content creation to distribution, thereby increasing productivity and reducing operating costs; designed for touch surfaces.
Includes full-motion graphics, snipes and time/temperature functionality; traditional automation features advancements in cloud-based acquisition, asset management and content distribution; powered by AirBoss, which adds SCTE-104 capabilities for seamless ad insertion.
Manages and optimizes cross-media broadcasting, scheduling and content lifecycle processes; software is designed to streamline current processes as well as grow along with users’ future plans; allows news channels to be launched or additional on-demand services to be set up cost-efficiently.
Snell ICE Channel-in-a-Box
New features allow up to four channels of HD per unit depending on the channel configuration; now includes powerful, integrated 3D and 2D graphics, CG functionality with timeline control, and the ability to populate fields from Morpheus automation schedule events or external data sources.
Integrated playout system
Combines baseband video, channel branding and automated workflow capabilities in an easy-to-deploy, software-based, 1RU channel-in-a-box system; reduces the cost and time to launch broadcast, cable and other TV channels and services while offering simple integration with production, traffic and billing, scheduling, asset management, content playout and master control functions.
Molden Media M2Control
Modular, template-based, scalable control and playout application geared for real-time graphics systems; interfaces to data feeds and databases; integrates into the broadcast infrastructure and supports automatic failover; new features include Ventuz support, advanced playlist handling, extended user management and logging.
Alternative to station-in-a-box automation systems; rather than replace existing equipment, CLASS uses software systems and controls to integrate a broadcaster’s legacy hardware and software systems into a unified platform; can be scaled up to accommodate hundreds of channels.
Newsroom computer system
OCTOPUS Newsroom OCTOPUS6
Runs natively on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows; installation-free client and centralized updates; features seamless load-balancing and automatic fail-over; includes editorial tools such as spell check, word blacklist, rundown buddy, rundown stopwatch and rundown time markers; includes plug-in for Final Cut Pro integration.
User-friendly GUI handles template-based TV broadcast planning, offering straightforward management of single or multiple channels; access control is based on multiple levels of user rights; gives users monitoring and control of all activities involved in a schedule lifecycle, starting with creation through publishing for broadcasting.
Broadcast workflow management
Primestream FORK 4.0
Offers new features, technological improvements and integration with third-party broadcast workflows; improvements to the system’s underlying technology — such as FORK Drones, dynamic metadata forms and scripts — increase the software’s stability, reliability and functionality.
Provides universal SD/HD content playout and streaming while operating unattended; ideally suited for time-critical live operations; Multi Parallel Output enables running two or more outputs, including H.264 (MPEG-4) and MPEG-2 at the same time; supports MPEG-1/2/H.264, HDV and DV streams.
Master control system
Ross Video MC1
A dedicated card-based solution provides complete program path protection using input bypass relays, protecting channel output; ultra-fast hot swap system allows a single spare MC1-MK card to replace any on-air channel card and have all of the channel’s parameters automatically recalled to the replacement MC-MK card..
SkyLark SL NEO 3000 Series
“Hybrid” channel-in-a-box automation solution is a complete broadcast-quality record-, ingest- and playout-capable system with built-in video server; used in master control, studio and remote locations, news and sport productions; features built-in real-time transcoders, multiplexers, de-multiplexers and multi-viewers for native SD or HD formats.
Version 1.7 includes an enhanced user interface to manage multiple playout channels without the need for increased control unit hardware; implementation of just:MOS functionality brings tight integration with newsroom systems, including AP ENPS and Octopus.
New platform offers solution for transcoding, standards conversion and audio processing in applications including loudness correction, quality control and distribution of media, while also integrating with traffic, business process, and rights management systems.