WHAT TO EXPECT

IBC: The content creation management delivery experience, held from 9-14 September in Amsterdam, is an exhibition featuring 1,300+ exhibitors. It’s also a conference that pioneers new technologies and business models. Asia Image previews some of the products that will be on display at IBC this year.

Kezia 200F white-optimised LED spot lamp Gekko Technology’s kezia 200F, for use in fi lm production and studio broadcast, allows precise adjustment between 2900 and 6500 degrees Kelvin including presets for selection of 2900, 3200, 4300, 5600 and 6500K via DMX or an optional rear panel. A built-in colour-feedback system ensures colour temperature remains constant when the light is dimmed, as ambient conditions change or as the unit ages. Drawing less than 200 watts of power, the kezia 200F is comparable in output intensity with a 1 kW tungsten fi xture. Besides being more economical in power consumption, the 200F generates far less heat than traditional lamps. Interchangeable optics provide beam angles of 20, 35, 60 or 80 degrees. Output intensity is 8300 lux at 1 metre, 1900 lux at 2 metres and 900 lux and 3 metres. At Gekko Technology booth 11.F40. —————————————————————– dScope Series III Prism Sound’s audio test and measurement division will be exhibiting the dScope Series III, a flexible and powerful audio analysis platform. The dScope Series III family includes two new analogue-only versions that are aimed at engineers and production line managers who are currently only concerned with audio analysis in the analogue domain. These variants give customers access to all the power and flexibility of the dScope Series III audio analyzer platform but at a much lower cost of entry. At Prima Sound booth 8.E96. —————————————————————– MediaSeeker Core Platform 3.0 The iPharro MediaSeeker Core Platform 3.0 is a lightweight, scalable video indexing and identification engine that helps businesses implement effective content identification and tracking strategies within any existing media-centric workflow. The configurable platform gives users the flexibility to tweak the granularity of content comparison down to the frame level. Its difference detection feature highlights minute differences between query video and reference content. The MediaSeeker Core Platform 3.0 works with all video formats and distribution platforms. At iPharro Media booth 8.A11. —————————————————————– Fusion RX1600Fibre Shared Channel Storage System Available in 16TB or 32TB configurations, the Fusion RX1600Fibre can provide direct, high-speed access to assets for up to four users without a dedicated server or an added Fibre switch. Employing a four-port 8Gb Fibre Channel interface, the Fusion RX1600Fibre offers speed and flexibility delivering aggregate bandwidth up to 1,000 MB/sec read, and up to 100 percent more streams to multiple simultaneous users than general-purpose shared storage systems. Integrated SAS expanders enable RX1600 Expansion enclosures to be connected, while RAID 5 and RAID 6 formatting support, SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) 2.0 compliance, and enhanced S.M.A.R.T. data reporting offer increased reliability. At Sonnet Technologies booth 7.G03. —————————————————————– DAD AX24 192 PHD The latest version of NTP Technology’s AX24 eight-channel ultra-highquality AD/DA audio converter features an interface connecting directly to Avid Pro Tools digital audio workstations. Supporting sampling rates of 44.1 up to 192 kHz, it is ideal for use where the highest possible recording quality is needed. An optional high-quality microphone preamplifier makes it the world’s most transparent microphone preamplifier with integral analog to digital conversion. Available with eight analog inputs or eight analog outputs channels, or both, NTP’s DAD AX24 192 PHD is operated via the DADman control application which runs on Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The DADman application is capable of handling 128 channels and can be automated from Avid Pro Tools, emulating the Avid Pro Tools PRE, or via EuCon for operation from the Euphonix MC-Pro and 5-MC hardware controllers. At NTP Technology booth 8.B51. —————————————————————– Up-Down 3G up/down/ cross converter Up-Down 3G allows flexible up, down and cross conversions between 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources, provides an output picture of exceptional quality (with motion adaptive video de-interlacing) and includes special features to allow studios to easily operate in HD and SD at the same time – with the ability to perform two different conversions simultaneously and provide co-timed dual outputs, individually configurable as either 3G/HD or SD. Instant switching on change of input format also makes it suitable for playout applications. It can handle four groups of embedded audio and includes aspect ratio conversion (including AFD insertion and reading) and the option of integrated fibre input/ output connectivity – making it easy for it to convert signals from beyond the local equipment bay while still fitting in a single frame slot. At Crystal Vision booth 2.B11. —————————————————————– PAM2-3G16 TSL’s award-winning PAM2-3G16 now boasts a host of new features and an enhanced user interface. Additions to the latest software release include improved loudness measurement capability, userassignable input matrix for non-SMPTE channel order, lip sync audio delay capability and improved data reporting. With loudness measurement and control such an important subject amongst programme creators and broadcasters, TSL has tackled the burgeoning issue of loudness regulation head-on and provided a set of tools which are both relevant and useable, giving constant analysis and instant feedback to engineers and operators alike. PAM2-3G16’s new functionality anticipates the EBU and ATSC recommendations and gives the user the power to configure their own target and measurement parameters whilst providing practical solutions for monitoring and reporting such as a time-versus-level histogram and ‘over target’ alarms. At TSL booth 10.B41 and OE113. —————————————————————– Granite 1000 Broadcast Pix is unveiling a 50Hz version of Granite, its new native HD, 1080p-ready live video production system. The new flagship product line for Broadcast Pix, Granite combines a new HD switcher with a new HD server running the company’s innovative Fluent workflow software, enabling users to create compelling live HD video at a price point unmatched in the industry. The Granite Switcher provides simultaneous multi-defi nition SDI I/O for 1080i/50, 720p/50, and 576i/50 sources – and is upgradable to 1080p, a higher quality emerging HD standard. The companion Granite Server completes the video production system by running Fluent workflow software, which provides up to 120 hours of clip store, animation stores, a graphics system with a new Harris CG, a multi-view that displays video and file sources, watch-folders that streamline file import from editing systems, and macros for filebased effects. Available in three models –the 1 M/E Granite 100 and 1000 and the 2 M/E Granite 5000. At Broadcast Pix booth 7.C21. —————————————————————– SADiE 6 SADiE 6 gives users the freedom to work on any Windows computer using a soundcard such as Prism Sound Orpheus, the computer’s built-in sound card, or to use the low-latency, high-reliability SADiE Series 5 hardware solutions. Until now SADiE users have needed specifi c proprietary hardware to run their systems but with the new SADiE packages, users can access all the speed, power and fl exibility of SADiE on any computer running Microsoft Windows with ASIO compatible audio hardware, as well as existing SADiE5 hardware platforms. The new products are application based and are focusing on the core SADiE expertise of radio production, TV/film post, mastering, archiving and restoration, and high-level sound design. At SADiE booth 8.E98. —————————————————————– PT0700R Client Panel A remote unit for the PT0760M HD/SD Multi-channel Video Waveform Monitor, this product is aimed at broadcast engineers who want to access the facilities of the PT0760M (and the entry level PT0710M) from an entirely different location. With the Client Panel in place, an engineer in one location can see exactly the same audio and video display as the engineer in the Master Control Room – and can access all the facilities of the PT0760M without interrupting its use at the master location. The PT0700R Client Panel offers the same high quality display as the PT0760M/PT0710M and gives users access to a set of soft keys that replicate those on the main unit. Both the PT0760M and the PT0700R display can be independently controlled, allowing for either identical or individual display of video and/or audio signals at both locations. A simple DVI interface between Host and Client is provided and the unit follows a standard interface protocol, allowing any DVI/ DCC interface to extend the distance between the remote and master units. It is also possible to remotely control the unit from a standard PC via the Ethernet port. At DK-Technologies booth 8.E60 —————————————————————– Vision Octane Ross Video raises the bar in high-end production switchers with Vision Octane, the world’s first 8 MLE switcher. Vision Octane is extremely powerful with 35 Full Screen HD Animation Stores, 24 Channels of 3D DVE with WARP capability, 96 inputs, 48 outputs, and an unprecedented total of 56 Keyers – 32 Full Keyers, 12 AuxKey Mixer / Keyers on the aux bus outputs and 12 DVE key combiners. Vision Octane can be loaded with any number of MLEs from 1 to 8, match any application, and be combined with up to 9 different control panels. At IBC Vision adds an optional internal Multiviewer! This multi-head multiviewer has access to all internal and external sources. Source labels with transparency, full program and preview tallies, and user selectable source assignments make this an excellent and cost effective solution for production control rooms. At Ross Video booth 10.A31. —————————————————————– Camera Corps Multi Camera Keypad Control Unit This new keypad control unit allows up to 96 remote camera heads to be operated via Camera Corps’ Joystick Control or CCU Panel. The keypad can also be used with Camera Corp’s Multi Camera Combiner unit to allow up to four Joystick operators and up to four CCU engineers to control the 96 cameras and pan & tilt heads simultaneously using just a single data line. An output is provided to drive many different types of video router, enabling the picture monitor to follow camera selection at any of the eight operator positions. Up to 255 channel numbers and routing-matrix assignment numbers can be selected via the keypad for easy integration of the 96 camera sources with existing camera channel configurations on video matrices with up to 256 inputs. At Camera Corps booth 10.C49.



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