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Preco to introduce fully integrated Teranex Mini up/down/cross converter and standards converter at BVE 2011

The Teranex Mini can perform real-time SD to HD and HD to SD format conversion

The three-in-one Teranex Mini compact up/down/cross converter and SD standards converter makes its UK exhibition debut on the Preco stand at BVE 2011 in London's Earls Court, 15-17 February. Exhibiting on stand E52.

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"The Teranex Mini is an outstandingly high quality and versatile format and standards converter," comments Preco's Director of Engineering, James Thomas. "An ultra-compact integrated version of the three-separate-chassis system we showed last year, the Mini is ideal for applications such as real-time SD/HD ingest to file-based editing and playout systems. It provides full proc-amp controls, handles eight channels of embedded digital audio and can be operated and updated via browser-compatible software. Features include smart 4:3/16:9 aspect-ratio conversion, PixelMotion de-interlaced format conversion, multi-directional diagonal filtering, temporal recursive noise reduction and per-pixel video/film detection to ensure correct output cadence."

Housed in a 127 x 29 x 216 mm (WHD) unit with front panel controls, the Teranex Mini can perform real-time SD to HD and HD to SD format conversion between a wide variety of video standards ranging from 480i59.94 and 576i50 SD to 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080sf23.98. Rear-panel connectivity includes one BNC 10-bit SD/HD-SDI 1.485 gigabit/s input with embedded audio, one BNC SD/HD-SDI active-loop output and two BNC SD/HD-SDI 10-bit 1.485 gigabit/s outputs with embedded audio.

Precise adjustment of video settings such as gain, black level, hue, saturation, detail enhancement and sharpness, as well as input/output settings, audio settings, and numerous advanced features, can all be performed via supplied IP-based software.

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Other recent additions to the Preco range on demonstration at BVE will include the Teranex VC100 universal format converter and frame synchroniser with standards conversion and 3D capability. Building on the dual-channel architecture of the VC100 platform, the VC1 is a suite of firmware options with two key elements: The VC1-3DTK 3D toolkit enables broadcasters to correct the errors inherent in dual-camera beam-split rigs. The VC1-2D-3D Advanced Stereoscopic Processor allows easy real-time conversion of 2D to 3D content.

Another centrepiece of Preco's BVE stand will be the Cooltouch DX-563A rack-mountable triple video monitor. This incorporates three 5.6 inch active-matrix TFT LCD screens plus their respective loudspeakers in a pullout-drawer configuration occupying just one rack unit. It is optimised for use in outside broadcast vehicles, crowded rack-rooms, post-production studios or ingest suites. The DX-563A is mains and 12 volts DC powered with a power consumption of just 36 watts.

Preco will be represented at BVE 2011 by James Thomas (Director of Engineering & Technology) and Sarah Lenson (Commercial Manager).

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About Preco

Based in Sutton, Surrey, Preco (Broadcast Systems) Ltd is one of Britain's largest and most experienced suppliers of equipment to the television and radio broadcast industry. Preco is sole UK distributor for 25-Seven, 360 Systems, AVT, Chromatec, Cobalt, Cooltouch, D & R, Henry Engineering, Lawo, Logitek, O.C. White, Orban, Ross Video, Telos, Teranex, Tieline, Ward Beck Systems and Yellowtec. Preco's customers include the BBC, BSkyB, Bauer Radio, Global Radio, ITN, Radio Investments, Wireless Group and a large number of independent radio stations. Preco also supplies the security, event management and teleconferencing markets.

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