Newsletter from 14/07/2010
IBC 2010: 1.300+ Exhibitors in 13 Halls at the RAI in Amsterdam
Argosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast, cables and studio infrastructure products, will showcase the latest addition to the Miranda NVISION Compact router series at IBC 2010 (Stand 10.D55, 10-14 September 2010, RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam). The smallest router in the series, the 8x8 Compact routing matrix, will have its inaugural European launch at IBC 2010.
Digital Rapids is bringing our comprehensive range of solutions for transforming and distributing media to IBC 2010 (Stand # 7.G41 (Main) and IP341 (IPTV Zone)). Digital Rapids connects content to opportunity, providing the leading solutions for bringing television, movie and web content to wider audiences and the latest viewing platforms. Scaling from standalone appliances to integrated, multi-solution global workflows, our systems provide unparalleled productivity, quality, flexibility and efficiency while streamlining our customers’ operations and lowering their costs.
Gekko Technology, world leader in LED lighting systems for film and television, has chosen IBC 2010 as the venue for the international launch of its new kezia 200F white-optimised spot lamp. Model 200F joins the kezia 50E and F, and the 200E which were introduced in April at the NAB 2010 show, Las Vegas. All four models are based on Gekko's kleer colour LED technology which provides a very broad-spectrum of light with precisely controllable colour temperature.
Haivision is a world leader in delivering the most advanced and intelligent IP video networking technology. Haivision's products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies; in the most rigorous military and defense applications; in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training; in highly renowned educational institutions for IPTV, teaching, and remote learning; in the most efficient interactive broadcast applications; and within the world's leading TelePresence suites. Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.
A summary of the latest innovations in broadcast signal analysis and video/audio monitoring: An updated version of the CMN-41 Compact MonitorSeries - this new product allows the testing of signal integrity across all DTVbroadcast signal formats up to 3 Gb/s. The CMN-41L is ideal for monitoring remote or unattended locations as it can be controlled through a web page or an optional remote control panel. Available in SD, HD/SD and 3 Gb/s/HD/SDversion, the CMN-41L can be upgraded via a simple software update.
"Control of loudness while maintaining production values is critical to broadcasters worldwide," said Howard Mullinack, director of marketing for Linear Acoustic. "At IBC, Linear Acoustic will show a range of new features for the flagship AERO.air™ Transmission Loudness Manager, including support for the EBU P/LOUD recommendations, once finalized."
At the IBC 2010 in Amsterdam the leading German codec manufacturer MAYAH Communications launches its newest product family of IOCAST SD/HD H.264 Video Encoders, Transcoders and Decoders. Along with the point-to-point RTP unicast streaming IOCAST video encoders family provides all possibilities for various content distribution applications with RTP or MPEG TS over IP multicasting, also as 3GPP for traditional mobile video platforms. IOCAST can easily become an integral part of a playout head-end of any scale for cable, satellite, IPTV or mobile broadcasting.
The key new feature of the NTP DAD AX24 192 PHD is an interface connecting directly to Avid Pro Tools digital audio workstations," explains NTP Technology Sales Director Mikael Vest. "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.
Miniature split head cameras have become standard tools for HD video production in recent years but traditional lens manufacturers have not responded to demand for matching high-quality optics. The Polecam HRO 69 is a C-mount lens designed specifically for 1/3 inch 3-CCD HD cameras. It produces far higher resolution images than any comparable model and represents a tremendous advance both for Polecam operators and other programme-makers wanting to benefit fully from the compactness of modern HD cameras and recorders. The HRO 69 has been in development for some time and we are delighted to be able to offer it for immediate delivery.
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems and XPression Character Generators. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies and sports stadiums. Ross Video is exhibiting at IBC 2010 at Stand #10.A31
At IBC2010, visitors will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of SENSIO® 3D technology, which is built into the products of SENSIO's partners, including IDC (stand 1.C29). IDC's SFX 4104 satellite receiver has enabled distribution of live 3D events to the SENSIO 3D Live Global Network™ of over 700 screens in 33 countries around the world. Most notably and recently, the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ — the first worldwide live 3D event — was shown in 475 cinemas, thanks to this technology.
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.