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Alcorn McBride Inc. introduces new features for the SetPlayer line at NAB 2011

Alcorn McBride (Booth SL5105) will introduce an enhanced feature set to the SetPlayer video playback line at the NAB Show

The SetPlayer™ series is designed for on-set video applications, providing a low cost, solid-state alternative to server channels. The single channel SetPlayer (SP1000) now has a 1080p output, 40 Mbps maximum bitrate, and works with existing VDCP controllers. New to the line is Alcorn Encoder; a compatible software which delivers a complete workflow solution. This software provides a step-by-step method for encoding any source file and transferring it to the SetPlayer unit.

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All single and multi-channel SetPlayers can be controlled by existing transport controllers via VDCP or Ethernet and have a Genlock input. Video clips are stored on CompactFlash, so there are no moving parts. Alcorn Encoder can encode source files in a variety of formats and transfer them to CompactFlash storing hours of media. Component, HDMI and HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-425M Level A/B, SMPTE 424M) outputs are standard, along with standard definition confidence monitor outputs for each channel. The units accept blackburst, composite and tri-leve Press Releasel sync reference inputs. Unbalanced, balanced, and digital AES/EBU audio outputs are also standard. Stereo and Dolby audio may be multiplexed with the video and output as digital bitstreams.

“We launched the SetPlayer line at NAB 2010 and listened to customer feedback,” said Jeremy Scheinberg, Alcorn McBride Chief Operating Officer. “We added enhanced features like 1080p to increase output options, and created Alcorn Encoder to provide a complete workflow solution.”

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About Alcorn McBride

Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide.

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