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NAB 2008 Product Awards
113 Award winning products from the top video publications

Updated May 1st, 2008
1) After years of doing a Post NAB report for the SMPTE Montreal chapter in Canada, I have decided to concentrate my efforts on my Industry Trends Report, which includes a summary of the highlights from NAB. As to provide a service to the broadcast community, I have provided a permenant list, with direct links to all the award winning products at this years NAB. Due to my video oriented background and time constraints, I have not listed the Radio World and Radio Magazine awards, but if you click on their logos, it will bring you to their list. I also organised the products by category.
2) For the newcomers to this web site, please visit other sections especially my used equipment list, which you can also post your gear. USED EQUIPMENT LIST
NAB Awards attributed by various publications

Mario
DCP Pick Hit

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Not individually listed, but hit logo to get their list of award winners

3) If some links stop to function, Mfgs change their page IDs, I don't mind if you write me to advise me. pllandry@landrysolutions.com

Hot Picks-NAB 2008 Award Winners
A HD Production(11) G Operations (Intercom, Reality TV, support, wireless, close caption, descriptive audio, etc...) (12)
B HD Products (5) H Display (8)
C HD Post & HD Magic (5) I Odds & Ends (22)
D Storage (Asset Management, file sharing, VOD, Media Servers) (4) J Audio (17)
E MPEG (Encoders, PSIP, Transcoders' inserters, Streamers) (2) K Transport (11)
F Conversion & Test (16)

Hit the model for direct link to their web page

Make Model Description
Awards


A) HD production (11)

Convergent Design

Flash XDR : Solid State HD Portable Recorder / Player

  • High Quality HD Video/Audio Acquisition and Delivery
  • Real-Time HD-SDI <--> CompactFlash / ASI, using Sony MPEG2 CODEC Technology
  • 1080i, 720p, 1080p24
  • Applications include live events, surveillance, ENG, EFP, Polecams
BE Pick Hit, Vidy
Digital Codex
Portable
Codex Portable contains all the key features of its larger siblings, including dual-channel 4:4:4 and 4K recording, ruggedised removable RAID DiskPacks, an integrated touchscreen controller, 8 channels of digital audio and a Virtual File System.
Vidy
Edirol

F1

Field Recorder

The EDIROL F-1 is the ideal addition for any videographer or producer wanting to accelerate their workflow by capturing HDV or DV directly to a hard drive in the field. With two additional audio inputs, no file size limitation, removable hard drive and multiple power options, the F-1 can be used anywhere and in a variety of applications.

• HDV and DV capture
• Additional 2 channels of balanced audio
• Removable HDD
• No file size limitation
• Multiple power options
• RGB output for quick control and thumbnail view
• Network ability (control multiple units and file transfer)
• Utility software for previewing, file management and basic editing

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Fast Forward Video
Elite HD
J2K Camera-Back Recorder
Elite HD is the first camera-mounted digital video recorder and player to harness the J2K compression codec for recording HD-SDI video signals. The Elite HD gives roadcasters a powerful new option for recording high-quality video from any camera that provides an HD-SDI output at 1080i or 720p while
simultaneously increasing record times, reducing recording media costs and streamlining workflow.
While other onboard camcorder recording systems use high cost proprietary media and record using traditional MPEG based compression systems, the Elite HD is able to capture the full potential of the camera by recording the cameras HD-SDI output using near lossless J2K compression. Designed
to mount on the back of a camcorder or used as a standalone DVR, the Elite HD accepts up to eight channels of embedded audio and records at data rates up to 100 Mbit/s. Video is recorded to a standard 2.5” hot swappable SATA drive, which provides up to 10 times more storage than onboard systems.
Mario, DCP Pick Hit
Ikonoskop
A-CAM Worlds smallest Super-16mm camera
Mario

JVC



Shown with GY-HD250U

MR-DH200
The next generation of file base recording that combines affordable solid state memory and long length hard disk recording. The MR-HD200U is a new camera-mounted media recorder that attaches directly to any of JVC's award winning ProHD 200 Series camcorders. The MR-HD200U records on non-proprietary Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) solid state memory, in a compact unit that can be permanently attached to JVC's ProHD cameras.
A single 16GB SDHC memory card can store 1.6 hours in the 720p mode and approximately 1.2 hours in 1080i mode. The unit also features a built-in hard disk drive (HDD) for extended recording times of up to 10 hours.
The MR-HD200 records natively in a choice of QuickTime™ (.mov) format, or as MPEG2 transport stream files (.m2t)
Vidy, DV BD,
Panasonic
Varicam 2700/3700
P2 Camcorders

The VariCam 2700 features 2/3-inch native HD resolution 3-CCDs, master-quality, full-resolution 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra 100 recording; variable frame rates in 1-frame increments; 23.98PsF/24PsF HD-SDI output; advanced Gamma setting, variable frame rates, and two separate HD-SDI outputs.
The VariCam 3700 offers full 1920 x 1080 image capture in AVC-intra 100, and independent frame recording with 10-bit 4;2;2 sampling. It features a 2/3-inch 2.2 megapixel 3-CCD camera , and 4:4:4 RGB dual-link live output. Both cameras are switchable between 59.94-Hz and 50-Hz recording.
Both cameras feature five P2 card slots, enabling you to load them up with up to 160GB of storage (via five 32GB P2 cards), for recording up to 200 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 1080/24p, 400 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 720/24p, 320 minutes in other AVC-Intra 50 formats, and 160 minutes in other AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD formats.

Other features include 14-bit A/D processing, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Dynamic Range Stretching, unique shutter angle settings, built-in scan reverse, and full control of matrix and color correction . Both cameras are expected to ship in Fall 2008.

BE Pick Hit, Vidy
Panasonic
AG-HMC70
Camcorder
the HMC70 utilizes the industry standard H.264-based Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD) video format to deliver crisp HD images. A VCHD delivers twice the recording efficiency of older MPEG-2 codec technologies like HDV . The HMC70 features three native16:9 progressive ¼” CCDs to record, or provide a live feed of, widescreen 1440 x 1080 HD resolution images. a 12X 38.5mm to 462mm* Leica wide-angle zoom lens, one-push auto focus, and integrated Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.).
Mario
Panasonic
AG-HMC150
The Panasonic AG-HMC150 blends professional 1080 and 720 HD production capabilities and enhanced quality recording (at average 21 Mbps/ Max 24Mbps) with the simplicity and familiarity of SD card, digital still camera workflow.

The HMC150 can record hours of high-quality 1080 and 720 HD images onto solid-state SD and SDHC memory cards, at lower bit rates than current HDV compression formats. This new model offers an enhanced quality mode at average 21 Mbps (Max 24Mbps) that moves quality up even further. The AG-HMC150 camcorder utilizes AVCHD, the industry's newest long GOP compression standard based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high profile encoding (the same as Blu-ray HD players). AVCHD provides a near doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression used in HDV formats and standard definition DVD players.
AVCHD high definition recordings look clean and clear, even during fast motion, reducing the image degradation or dropout associated with HDV.
DV BD, DCP Pick Hit
Sony
PMW EX-3
EX-1 sister but with interchangeable lens
Review from Alistair Chapman in Australia
Aside from handling interchangeable lenses, this cam also features a trifecta of 0.5-inch CCDs with Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, native 24p support, XDCAM HD EX recording on dual SxS cards, HD-SDI output, USB / 4-pin FireWire sockets and an optional 60GB disk recorder that plugs in via a SxS slot.
BE Pick Hit, DV BD, DCP Pick Hit
Sony

PMW-EX30

Great shoots from DV user UK group web site

The PMW-EX30 is a full size professional deck with two slots on the front for SxS cards. Tthe PMW-EX30 deck has a built-in DV down-convert feature. This means your high-definition footage can be converted to standard-definition directly from the deck and into your edit suite via FireWire. When using USB2 the deck acts as a card reader/writer.

In operation mode the EX30 is not too dissimilar to the EX1 or EX3 camcorders in the way it works e.g. thumbnail menu system. This deck also has an input so it can also record, from an HD/SDI source camera for example or Edicast HD recording. You can also dump clips from one card to another. The LCD display is 3.5 inches. Power is by means of DC operation, which means that it can be powered using V-lock batteries using a Hawk-Woods adapter. Other features include a HD/SDI input, which will be useful for in-car or helicopter recording. This can also be used to feed a non-linear system. The deck also has an HDMI output, useful for hooking up directly to your HD LCD television set.

Vidy

B) HD products (5) _______Check out our ___________________ USED EQUIPMENT LIST

ADC

ProPatch®
Miniature (PPM) Series Patching System
The ProPatch® Miniature (PPM) Series is an all new Super High-Density Coax (SHDC) patching system designed for High Definition (HD), SDI, AES audio, 5.1 and 7.1 audio applications where coax medium is preferred but space is at a premium. The system is available in both 1 and 1.5 rack unit configurations.
The 1 rack unit panel features a patentpending pullout designation strip that dramatically increases space for text, and a high-density 2x48 circuit configuration of ports.
The 1.5 rack unit panel features 4x48 ports.
BE Pick Hits
Broadcast Pix
Slate 5000
Broadcast Switcher
The new Slate 5000 switcher has the switcher capabilities of the top, established 2/ME HD production switchers on the market today. But the Slate 5000 is unique in that it also includes and integrates all of the functionality of an entire live production control room— switcher , CG , clips store , and monitoring — which none of the others do. It even does aspect and format conversion and routing. The Slate 5000 creates a dramatically more cost-effective price point, far lower than any alternative 2 M/E HD live production suite, which makes powerful HD live video productions suddenly affordable, in both equipment and staffing.
BE Pick Hits
Echolab
Muliplay
Instant replay for switchers
MultiPlayMD is an unmatchable addition to your Overture Series switcher. Allowing the continuous recording of up to 32 inputs controlled directly from the Overture panel, there's no comparison. Redefining instant replay, MultiPlayMD is the definitive choice.
Star
Ross Video

Vision Quattro
Production switcher
The Vision Quattro family is our flagship product line.  It is the evolution of our Vision MD/X series with the addition of 2 new processing frames, the QMD 3 RU Chassis and the QMD-X 8 RU Chassis as well as enhancements to the Vision control panel.  Vision Quattro now offers 4 keyers per MLE and the QMD  chassis packs 4 full MLEs into 3 RU.
BE Pick Hits
Rushworks
Remo Truck-in-a-Box
Remote Production System;
Rugged all in a case production case, audio mixing, 8 camera control, switching, monitoring, multi-layer graphics overlay, clip playback, multiformat encoding, streaming. Coming this fall.
Mario

C) HD Post & HD Magic (5)
Adobe

After Effects CS3

Create motion graphics and visual effects with the industry standard; Adobe® After Effects® CS3 Professional software is an essential upgrade. Design vector graphics, create more organic movements, and expedite delivery with new integration and collaboration features.
BE Pick Hits
Blackmagic Design

Videohub router

Workgroup Videohub™ eliminates complicated manual cable patching by connecting everyone together into a fully featured professional routing switcher - which previously only large television companies could afford. Workgroup Videohub automatically switches between standard definition SDI and high definition SDI with full 12x24 routing. With 12 extra independent SDI monitoring outputs allowing separate monitoring direct from the router. Also included are 12 RS-422 deck control ports with two channels in internal processing for HD down conversion, and a keying frame store.
BE Pick Hits, Vidy
Maximum Throughput
MAX edit Web Edition
Since MAXedit Web Edition is a subscription-based online service, customers can upload their SD or HD content—including HDV, DVCPRO, MPEG-2, and H.264 based formats—to the online server and edit it and share it with other editors via a Web browser interface.
Star, Vidy
Quantel

Stereoscopic 3D technology

(SID)

Sid is designed to tackle Stereo post production. Many users want a cost effective Stereo online system that can really do the job on time and on budget. Others simply want reliable full quality stereo viewing and live adjustment capabilities, so they can finesse great 3D with the client present.

To satisfy both these applications, Sid is available in two configurations:

  • Sid is the online finishing system with previz, assembly, edit, VFX, Paint and mastering tools
  • Sid VCM is the viewing, conform and mastering system
Vidy
Sony Creative Software
Sony Vegas 8.1
The Vegas Pro collection combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby ® Digital AC-3 encoding software to offer an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. These tools let you edit and process DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM™ formats in real time, fine-tune audio with precision, and author surround sound, dual-layer DVDs.
Star

D) Storage (4) ______________Check out our ___________________ USED EQUIPMENT LIST
Archion

NODE™ is a complete SAN network for content creation. It fuses full dedicated high speed hardware RAID storage with complete SAN management software for volume access. Node comes in two chassis sizes, NODE 800 and NODE 2400. Each is a ready to go SAN system; mount the chassis, connect your clients, and install the software. When you need more storage, or more bandwidth for clients or streams just add another chassis to your system. There are no servers or metadata to get in the way of bandwidth just high speed; RAID protected storage that is easily shared
BE Pick Hits
Harris
NEXIO amp
Media platform
At the heart of NEXIO AMP is a high-performance, 64-bit software engine that seamlessly handles HD/SD baseband video I/O and file-based ingest with enough horsepower to run additional media applications right from the 3RU chassis. NEXIO AMP servers also provide a direct link to the next-generation NEXIO SAN and the Emmy® Award-winning RAIDsoft™ software RAID controller, which delivers the highest levels of fault tolerance and system resiliency.
BE Pick Hits
Laird Telemedia
Lairdshare HD
The Fastest Plug & Play Server on the Planet Screaming 8+ Simultaneous & Unique Instances of Professional Hi-Definition (DVCPRO100) or 24 streams of DV25 over your existing Gigabit Ethernet network! No expensive and complicated Fiber Channel networks or special software needed! Utilizes the Latest Green Technology with only 300 watts of Power Consumption at Idle. Built-in redundancy using the latest RAID-6 technology to safeguard storage systems from data loss due to hard disk drive failure.
Vidy
Qualstar
BQ20
Video archive system
1,440 to 3,168 hours of DV25 video
The BQ 20 is a rack mounted system that combines a 20 slot LTO 4 cartridge robotic tape library with a high performance server containing 2 TB of built in hard disk storage that is configurable as JBOD or RAID levels 0, 1 or 5. The BQ 20 is configured with a single LTO 4 tape drive. The BQ 20 can be easily expanded to 44 slots, more than doubling capacity to 3,168 hours, and a second tape drive can be added for concurrent reading and writing.
BE Pick Hits

E) MPEG
(2)
NTT Electronics
HVE9100 & HVD9100
H.264 encoders

In response to the demands of broadcast professionals, NTT Electronics has produced the world's first High 4:2:2 Profile HDTV/SDTV encoder/decoder. With outstanding flexibility through its support of both the MPEG-2 and AVC/H.264 video compression formats, the HV9100 fits any situation in this period of transition between any formats.

Moreover, we've employed an ASIC solution developed in-house, to realize an extremely fast boot up time of only 15 seconds.

BE Pick Hits
Pixelmetrix
DVStation-Mini
Built to fit in a compact footprint that is 1RU high and weighing under 5.7 pounds (2.6 kgs), the DVStation-Mini can be carried out in to the field for trouble-shooting. Features: ASI or L-Band input, Rugged and portable architecture - transport stream analysis and monitoring on-the-go, Monitor bandwidth usage, Transport Stream Capture, Real Time SI Analysis and compliance monitoring, Automatic On-Air Content Validation, Profiles and round-robin Monitoring, Fast auto service-discovery on the RF input.
BE Pick Hits

F) Conversion & Test Gear (16)

Agilent

N9340B
Spectrum Analyzer

The N9340B handheld RF spectrum analyzer provides powerful features for field applications, superior performance to build the confidence in field test, and exceptional usability to enhance field productivity.

Usability: 6.5'' TFT color LCD for indoor and outdoor use, 4-hour battery operating time, Remote control via SCPI on USB and LAN* port, Multi-language user interface: 11 languages, One-button power measurement: Channel power, ACPR, and OBW

Mario
Apical & Storenet
D-Rex LCP-100
HD Video Enhancer
D-Rex is the result of a co-development between Apical, Storenet Corp and Fuji Television. Based on Apical's image processing cores iridix, sinter and temper, it provides video engineers with a new, powerful set of tools for the enhancement of real-time 10-bit HD-SDI video content.

One feature, based on iridix is the ability to digitally illuminate with white light an underlit subject without affecting a properly lit background. A wide range of functions for tonal range, colour correction and noise reduction is provided.
Mario
DK-Audio

PT0760M is a 2 or 4 Channel HD/SD Waveform Monitor with up to 4 simultaneous waveform displays on single screen. Designed for Camera Control Units (CCU). Perfect for use in OBs, Studios & MCRs.
Star
DSC


Imaging Technology:
Advanced Guide to Digital, Film and Television Production

"Imaging Technology 2007" was launched at NAB 2007 in Las Vegas.  To reduce the costs to students, DSC is subsidizing this initiative and the books will only be available through Educational Institutions that choose to include Imaging Technology in their curricula.

In addition to the invaluable papers and articles, each book contains Genuine DSC Colorbar/Grayscale, MultiBurst, BackFocus, CamWhite and CamWarm patterns.  Slightly larger patterns mounted and bound in DSC's CamBook list for $582.00 US - the suggested list price of Imaging Technology to students is $140.00 US - typical University discounts apply.  The minimum quantity is 18 books per order

DV BD
EEG

CB512
DTV Caption legalizer
(nothing found)

Believe it was for their new HD480 smart close caption encoder

The HD480 Smart Encoder streamlines and integrates the Line 21/HD-VANC encoding process into one powerful box.

  • Compatible with the iCap Realtime Captioning System
  • Simultaneous HD and SD encoding with automatic 708 upconversion
  • Integrated 708 HD closed caption decoder
  • Multiple IP Connection capability

BE Pick Hits
Evertz
7780R2x1-ASI-CS offers signal providers the capability to design automatic redundancy into their system and alarm the operator the second a problem arises. By constantly monitoring the incoming signals, the 7780R2x1-ASI-CS is capable of knowing when the signals reach a point where they are no longer suitable for broadcast and automatically switches to a backup feed. The user can customize all monitored and switching rules to meet Broadcast, Cable, Satellite and IPTV needs.
Star
Evertz

IntelliGain
Loudness Processor

No details on web site
BE Pick Hits
Evertz
CP-2200E
System Control Panel

Features:
Flexible feature or menu driven configurations providing quick and simple access, Advanced control system interface, advanced SNMP interface, Advanced Evertz Multieview processor interface, Two high quality LCD display which dynamically react with the panels buttons and rotary controls, Easily reconfigured for regularly changing environments, Fully programmable buttons via the router configuration software.

BE Pick Hits
Hamlet

FlexiScope Option 3
HD test signal generator
The new module, Option 3, includes a precision test signal generator as well as SD and HD SDI analysis for closed-loop testing of equipment and circuits using just a single handheld device. The generator functions independently of the video and audio monitor with 16 available test signals.
BE Pick Hits
Harris
X85
3G AV Converter and Synchronizer

The X75 continues it market leadership position by adding a new model to the line-up: the "X85". The X85, part of the Harris family of 3 Gb/s 1080p products, is a 1RU Multiple Path Frame Synchronizer and Converter with optional frame rate conversion or program delay to remove profanity and 8 AES input and output with 32 channels of internal audio processing.

BE Pick Hits
K-Will
VP3000
Portable Video Quality Monitor

Designed for broadcast stations and networks, cable providers, satellite trucks and remote facilities, production studios, editing bays, digital video R&D labs, video/audio equipment manufacturers and telecom service providers, the K-WILL VP3000 automatically detects video and audio errors in real time, including lip sync errors. This makes it easy for users to automate the quality monitoring of live video and audio from control rooms or video feed points and check lip sync along the broadcast chain at the same time. An integrated graphics screen allows the operator to view a waveform of the video and audio in real time, including an exact readout of lip sync drift in fields and milliseconds.

Star
Matrox

MXO2 I/O
Mac computer interface

The new Matrox MXO2 is the first truly portable device that gives you broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion to streamline your workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and Adobe CS3 Production Premium on the Mac. It's lightweight, fits in your laptop bag, and runs for hours on a field battery. It lets you work seamlessly in any format you want. Enjoy new-found freedom with Matrox MXO2 – edit anywhere!
BE Pick Hits, STAR, Vidy, DV BD
MOTU


V3HD
With one simple plug-and-play FireWire connection, the award-winning V3HD turns your Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer into a powerful HD/SD video production workstation equipped with all the video and audio I/O you need. Connect all your gear, from SD camcorders and CRT monitors to today's latest professional HD cameras, video decks, LCD reference monitors and plasmas – all at the same time, with no cable swapping. Choose your input source, then log and capture HD and SD clips directly into Final Cut or Premiere, converted on the fly and ready for fast, CPU-efficient editing in pristine native DVCPro HD quality, without the costly overhead required for uncompressed HD. Monitor simultaneously in HD and SD with real-time SD-to-HD up-convert, HD-to-SD down-convert and real-time pull-down insertion or removal.
DV BD
Nemal

DT-12
Cable Tester
Automated DT12 Cable Tester
Nemal Electronics Intl has introduced a DT12 cable tester providing fast and comprehensive testing for all DT12 to DT12 or DT12 to XLR cable assemblies and break-out boxes. The tester features male and female inputs for both DT12 and XLR connectors so as to provide immediate and simultaneous verification and identification of each pair. The unit will detect shorts and opens, including shorts to the XLR shell. The tester also features an easy to read LED display.
BE Pick Hits
Sarnoff Corporation
Sarnoff Test Pattern

Utilizing decades of research in digital television and image quality metrics, Sarnoff offers a video test pattern for the digital age. The Sarnoff Pattern is a specialized video sequence that reveals the quality and configuration of video transmissions and display chains. This tool enables users to accurately evaluate and calibrate a wide range of digital video systems with an easy-to-use test pattern.

Included tests:

  • Compression Fidelity
  • Lipsync
  • Format Conversion
  • Colorspace Mismatch
  • Chroma Subsampling
  • Frequency Response
  • Field Reversal
  • Highlight Clipping
  • Bit Depth
  • Skin Tones
  • Gamma
Vidy
Rohde & Schwarz
ETL TV Analyzer
The R&S ® ETL TV Analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz is a completely new, universal multistandard platform for the analysis of TV signals. It combines TV test receiver and spectrum analyzer functionality in a single unit while providing high measurement accuracy. An innovative instrument concept allows new TV standards to be implemented on a software and hardware basis. Both digital (e.g. DVB-T/H) and analog TV standards can thus be integrated in a single instrument. The R&S ® ETL TV Analyzer uses realtime demodulation throughout
STAR

G) Operations
(12) _________Check out our ___________________ USED EQUIPMENT LIST
ADTEC
Total ATSC Solution

Comprises of a MediaHub encoder, Transport Stream Multilexer and PSIP manager

Star
Baron
Baron Services today introduced Omni™, its breakthrough weather platform for the future, combining true-outlook weather analysis, worldwide 3D terrain and high-resolution data in an intuitive solution that literally spans the
globe. Omni ushers in a new era for broadcasters, offering completely renderless graphics, patented high-definition data, live mapping and 3D terrain — around the block, or around the
world.
STAR, BE Pick Hit
BitCentral

(taked from Broadcast Engineering blog site, nothing yet at BitCentral)
Airnow

Air Now, a backpack-based digital news gathering system weighing less than 10lbs, which will let a reporter transmit live reports via EvDO wireless channels from the field. The product, according to the company's Ken Lee, is like an ENG truck in a backpack. It consists of a laptop computer loaded with special encoding software, a cellular transmitting box and a battery that will power the unit for 2.5 hours. Air Now streams a live Windows Media 9 stream via an EvDO cellular network connection to an IP address at a TV station or elsewhere. According to Lee, the system produces useable results at data rates as low as 280kb/s.

Star
Bodelin Technologies

Pro Prompter mobile teleprompter

The ProPrompter is a mobile teleprompter that costs far less and weighs far less than other teleprompters on the market. It is manufactured with studio quality 40/60 Beamsplitter glass, precision crafted metal bezel and tray, and an ABS hood. It comes with a standard 100mm backmount and an 85mm adapter ring.
BE Pick Hits
Chyron
Axis Graphics
On-line graphics creation
Following its acquisition of AXIS Graphics earlier this year, Chyron is launching its Online division, an array of web-based services to enable high resolution Maps, Real-Time Weather Displays, 3D Charts & Graphs, Financial Quotes and a vast toolset to create topical News Graphics; significantly expanding its core markets beyond the traditional broadcast arena.
Star
Florical
FanChat
Social networking/automation
Generate revenue through new social networking interface called FanChat. FanChat is an instant messaging-styled chat agent that will tie into Florical's AirBoss system. The FanChat user will be able to subscribe to chat rooms based on the programming provided by the local station; i.e. primetime, news, sports. Prior to the start of the show the agent will prompt the user to connect. Once connected, they will enter an exclusive room with other local users that are connected through the local stat
BE Pick Hits
GridIron Software
Flow

Flow is a revolutionary approach to digital content management that dramatically simplifies the design process for creative professionals working on graphic design, web and video projects. Flow automatically tracks your work from idea to end result and manages your assets and applications for your most complex projects- all without changing the way you work.

Vidy, DCP Pick Hit
Inlet Technologies

Armada
Automated Transcoding and Encoding Workflow

Armada, a never-before-seen approach to encoding workflow management. Replacing numerous manual steps with automation, Inlet’s Armada dramatically accelerates the traditional encoding workflow without compromising control or quality.
DCP Pick Hit
Masstech
MassChannel DIY automation on a card
MassChannel DIY (Do It Yourself), a ground breaking new generation video playout appliance for broadcast transmission applications. Available as software and SD/HD output card starting at $9,995, MassChannel DIY represents a new value proposition for broadcasters and further meets market demand by allowing users the flexibility to select their preferred host computer.
BE Pick Hits
Pro-Bel

Morpheus Ice
Automation

Morpheus ICE (Integrated Content Engine). This standalone automation and master control system delivers in a single 3U box what would otherwise take several products from several manufacturers to achieve.
BE Pick Hits
Signiant
DMDMS
Media distribution

Version 8.0 of its Digital Media Distribution Management Suite (DMDMS). DMDMS 8.0 increases the efficiency of content creation, management and distribution within a digital media supply chain, from "Tripod to iPod".

As digital media moves through the digital media supply chain, it can involve numerous time-consuming and manual tasks, from encoding content for deliverability, to checking content in and out of asset management repositories, watermarking to ensure security, and formatting for its end destination. Signiant DMDMS 8.0 gives network administrators unprecedented flexibility in designing globally distributed workflows to automate each of these steps, ensuring seamless management, acceleration and security of file transfers.

BE Pick Hits
Thomson Grass Valley
MediaFUSE
Content Management
MediaFuse, a software add-on to its Ignite automated production system that will allow broadcast stations to quickly repurpose their newscasts for Web distribution.
BE Pick Hits, Star

H) Display
(8)
Barco
RHDM-2301
23'' HD Monitor , The RHDM-2301 brings LCD technology of the highest professional standards, including a true 10-bit, high-speed flat panel, scanning LED backlight technology and embedded calibration and stabilization technology. All these features ensure a color performance and image quality level that is unseen in broadcast environments.
BE Pick Hits

Field Emission Technologies
Located in the Astrodesign booth

Nano-Spindt display
20'' FED monitor
Improved performance, such as response speed, view angle, black reproduction, etc compared to LCD.

The nano-Spindt FED (Field Emission Display) is a kind of FED that reproduces images using an array of nanocone emitters to excite phosphors. Taking advantage of highly efficient self-emissive phosphors combined with a line-sequential impulse drive system, this display delivers the visual performance required of a next-generation flat panel display, including a wide viewing angle, lifelike color, outstanding contrast with true black reproduction, and no-blur display of quickly moving images.
Vidy
Image Video
VxV-4
HD Quad split
The VxV-4 HD is an extension to our existing line-up of multi-image display products. Features: Powered by Gennum VXP technology for unmatched De-interlacing and upconversion HD SDI / SDI Inputs DVI (1920x1080 @ 60Hz HD SDI output Frame rate conversion of 50 Hz sources for DVI output Embedded audio metering for HD SDI and SDI sources Fully compatible with Image Video tally controllers
BE Pick Hits
Panasonic

BT-LH 1760
17-inch LCD Monitor
the BT-LH1760 provides even better image quality and performance in a 17" LCD monitor for broadcast use.
Double-speed (120 Hz/100 Hz) drive minimizes motion blur, and a new image processing engine with a three-dimensional LUT (Look Up Table) achieves faithful color reproduction.
Efficient broadcast and image production work is made possible by a host of powerful display functions, including a vectorscope, waveform monitor, cross hatch, pixel-to-pixel, HV delay, monochrome mode, split screen, audio level meter, time code, and closed caption display.
With power consumption current operating on AC power reduced by 50% compared to our previous model, and the quiet operation of its fanless drive, the BT-LH1760 is ideal for use in editing studios and MA rooms.
Star, DCP Pick Hit
Sony

HDVF-EL100

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)

Sony is unveiling its first color professional camera viewfinder based on Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology at the NAB 2008.
The 11-inch (viewable area, measured diagonally) HDVF-EL100 model is Sony's first non-consumer application of an OLED panel. Sony has been selling the XEL-1 OLED TV since last year.
The viewfinder features a rugged design for the challenging environments often encountered by professional production crews.
Its pixel resolution is 960x540px, and it also delivers a wide viewing angle, a wide color gamut and extremely fast response time. Designed especially for professional camera operators' use, a flexible mechanical design allows for comfortable operation, and a “stand-back” feature allows operators to remain a distance from the camera without sacrificing viewing quality.
OLED panels help prevent light emission when reproducing dark shades, resulting in very deep blacks and a contrast ratio of more than 1,000,000:1.
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Sony
BVM-L420
42'' LCD Monitor
Designed for Telecine, Color Grading, DI Suite, New 42-inch 10-bit LCD panel, LED Backlight System with 12-bit drive , TRIMASTER TM 12-bit engine, 1920 X 1080 panel at 2,000 to 1 Contrast Ratio
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Transvideo

CineMonitor
HD Field Monitors
Wide range from 6'' to 15'', 350 nits to Superbright 1200 nits field monitors featuring the opportunity to choose the color temperature of the screen depending on the external lightning, has the multifunctional screen menu, shock proof body, vibrostable and protected from the electromagnetic foils construction. The screen brightness is 300 cd/m2, operating temperature is 1:250, viewing angles are 140° horizontally and 120° vertically. The diapason of the working temperatures is -20...+50° C, power tension is 10...36 V of continuous current.
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Wohler Technologies

Touch-It Monitor
Digital HD multi-image viewer

The Touch-it Digital is a multi-channel video color monitor offering a simple and convenient way to monitor multi-channel SD-SDI video and provide route switching in a compact size. HD-SDI capability is optional.
The unit is three rack spaces (3RU) in height and installs into an industry standard 19" wide rack.
The unit features dual high resolution color 7" LCD display monitors.
The left monitor may display from four to sixteen "thumbnail" images, and when one of these is touched, that image appears on the right monitor at full size and its HD/SD-SDI source signal is sent to an unbalanced output and to a VGA output for monitoring on an external display.

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I) Odds & Ends
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Adobe
Media Player

Adobe® Media Player software provides control and flexibility to view what you want, when you want — whether online or offline. You can queue up and download your favorite Internet TV content, track and download new episodes automatically, and manage your personal video library for viewing at your convenience.

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Blackmagic Design

Video Recorder
Video input to USB, and export software

Now you can capture analog video from VHS, Video-8, video cameras and more, direct to the H.264 file format as used by iPod™, iPhone™, Apple TV™ and YouTube™. Blackmagic Video Recorder plugs directly into your computer's USB and includes easy to use software. Get the highest quality video capture from any component video or regular video device. Blackmagic Video Recorder eliminates time consuming processing because it captures into the native file format of your mobile device. It can even copy to iTunes ready for syncing!
Available July 2008
Video recorder 119$US, with SDI 299$US

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Cartoni Status Pro Head Sorry nothing available at the time of posting
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Dynacore
DS-130 Range of Batteries with integral  ' built-in ' charger 
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Frezzi

HD60EGN
Nickel-zinc battery

PowerGenix

press release

The media market has traditionally relied upon nickel-cadmium (NiCd), nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion to meet the high power-density demands of professional lighting and cameras. The introduction of NiZn provides increased power delivery and high-discharge performance not available from any existing chemistry. Capable of discharging up to 10 amps, PowerGenix ' s battery packs are also smaller and lighter than traditional technologies. Frezzi will first introduce a 60 WH 14.4 V NiZn HD mini camera battery, followed by a full line of High-Definition Nickel-Zinc battery packs. The packs will also be equipped with an energy gauge to accurately display capacity information throughout the life of the battery.

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HP
DreamColor Technology

HP DreamColor Technologies improve color consistency from display through printing. Now you can work with confidence knowing that the color on your screen will match the color on the printed image.
HP DreamColor Technologies already are offered in the following products:

  • The HP Designjet Z2100/Z3100 Photo Printer series
  • The HP Indigo 5000 and ws4500 presses
  • The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer
Vidy
Hoodman
WristShot
Hand-Held Camera Mount
You are five minutes into a twenty-minute interview holding your camcorder and your wrist begins to weaken...The WritShot® camcorder support system from Hoodman eliminates wrist fatigue by transferring camcorder weight to your forearm. Wristshot® increases stability and frees your hand to operate your camcorder. Ten pounds of camcorder capacity enables WristShot ® to easily mount all camcorders.
Mario
Ikan

Director

No clue what they won for
Vidy
Indie-Dolly Systems

Universal Dolly Dolly system which can easily be transported and set-up.
DV BD
Innovision Optics
DV Probe or
Mini-probe

HD Mini Probe, designed especially for the Panasonic AG-HVX200 and DVX100/B, Sony HVR –Z1U and HDR-FX1, and similar DV camcorders.  This new tubular lens system offers superior optics and light transmission for work in either Standard Definition or HD. The Mini Probe's unique periscope attachment lets operators shoot from an ultra-low perspective.

Featuring a 19" (48.3cm) long lens barrel with a diameter of just 1.4" (36mm), the HD Mini Probe is designed with a 72mm rear thread to guarantee compatibility with most popular DV camcorders.

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Kino Flo
(Element Labs)

Kelvin Tile
Then click ''New Products for pdf''

Kino Flo Lighting Systems and Element Labs have developed the Kelvin™ TILE,
the first variable color temperature LED luminaire for television and motion picture set lighting.
Lighting designers andcinematographers like the cool, energy saving qualities of LEDs, but poor color rendering, harsh light quality and limited controls have kept LEDs from reaching their full potential as professional lighting tools.
Enter Kino Flo's Academy Award winning lighting designers and LED specialists Element Labs.
Proprietary broad-spectrum LEDs take center stage with variable white light selection in one fixture—a truly soft, even pool of light inside durable, portable and versatile fixtures.
The Kelvin TILE is energy efficient enough to operate on 12VDC battery power, and powerful enough to work side by side traditional set lighting instruments such as incandescents and HMI's!
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Litepanels

Micro

Sometimes all you need is a tad bit of light to punch up a scene and this is it. Camera mountable and weighing in at a mere 7 oz. this little guy is ultra light. It should be - it's body is comprised of solid plastic. Without batteries it weighs in at a mere 4 oz. - and that's with 48 individual LED's. Dimensions are 4? x 3? x 1.5? - about the size of two decks of playing cards. Still too bright? Sometimes too much light just makes talent say, “That freakin' thing is bright!” Something you're sure to hear when pointed closely at full boar. Twist the dial on top of Litepanels Micro to get just the right exposure - all without changing color temperature. That's right, Litepanels is known for their unique ability to dim without color shift, maintaining color accuracy across the board 1-100%. Want to switch from 5600k daylight to 3200k tungsten? Just snap the included gel frame into place and slide in a Full CTO. You'll lose two stops using the gel, but you'll get the color you need.

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Neutrik
convertCON
Male/Female Connector

Neutrik unveils the next world novelty: the first unisex XLR cable connector. No matter if you want to connect a female or male chassis connector, ConvertCon fit's all! The gender is easy selectable without any tool – converted by sliding the housing back and forth. No adapter is needed anymore.

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Prompter People
Mic Light
The Mic Light simply slips onto your camera's shotgun mic. The 48 high brightness LED's offer a bright yet soft light. provides equivalent of a 50watt source. It's perfect for hand held applications where you are working in low light situations. It gives you a good video image with little or no light existing light. It runs on standard AA alkaline batteries or rechargeable alkaline AA batteries
DV BD
Rosco
Lite Pad HO
Rosco LitePad™ is a slim profile light source that generates a soft even beam of light and almost no heat. Its small form factor and light weight make the Rosco LitePad™ perfect for use in many places where a larger, typical luminaire could not fit. Drawing just a few watts of power, LitePad is simple, fast and economical to use in film and television, theatre and live entertainment, and retail and event lighting.

DV BD

Rosco

View Variable Intensity and Exposure on Windows

Rosco VIEW is a two-part system consisting of wide width polarizer filter in gel form and a matching optical glass polarizer camera filter. When utilized together, you are able to instantly control 100% of exterior brightness as seen through windows without affecting the lighting and exposure within the studio or set. By rotating the Rosco VIEW camera filter, you are able to change the degree of cross polarization occurring on the window where Rosco VIEW gel filter is applied. It is no longer necessary to constantly change out various ND filters or keep many different types of hard gels on stand by.

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Sachtler
SOOM
Flexible, multifunctional, modular – SOOM, the new tool by Sachtler, Camera Dynamics, has newly defined camera support. It offers professional and semi-professional MiniDV and (H)DV users a 75 mm tripod, a monopod and a baby tripod which combine to create the SOOM HiPod system.
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Telemetrics
EWM
(Elevating Wall Mount)

The BT-X3/Z3-VS belt driven track system is a heavy duty, remotely controlled camera positioning system, offering both vertical and horizontal positioning to pan and tilt camera movement. It is controllable using the various Telemetrics control panels and computer software with position, preset and motion control capability. The track lengths and configuration are specified by the customer. The track is supplied with wall, ceiling or floor mounting brackets, floor leveling feet, cable track and P/T mount, including the Motor Drive Panels and Motors.

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T-Jib
T-Slide
The T-Slide is an innovative alternative to the traditional dolly when your shot can be achieved with up to 5 feet . Other than long following dolly shots, most dolly moves are typically just a few feet. With the T-Slide , smooth camera motion can be achieved in a compact, easy to setup package. Are you constantly schlepping a bulky dolly, multiple pieces of track, then leveling the track over thresholds or uneven surfaces? With the T-Slide, just set the slider on a sturdy tripod, drop the monopods down and shoot. Shots can be set up in any angle to the subject including a perfect dolly push-in motion.

DV BD

Toshiba
SCiB Battery
Charges 90% of full capacity in less than five minutes.
Toshiba Corporation today announced the commercial launch of the SCiB the Super Charge ion Battery a breakthrough rechargeable battery primarily targeting the industrial systems market that can recharge to 90% of full capacity in less than five minutes. The battery offers excellent safety and a long-life cycle of over 10 years, even under conditions of constant rapid charging.
Mario
Vaddio
WallVIEW CCU 2700
Multi-camera CCU
The Vaddio WallVIEW CCU Z700 is built around the Sony® BRC-Z700 high definition pan/tilt/zoom camera. With three CMOS mega-pixel sensors and a 20x optical zoom lens, the WallVIEW CCU Z700 is an ideal choice for a wide range of high definition video applications. WallVIEW CCU Z700 allows the user to adjust color, gain and iris functions on the camera.
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Vinten
Vector 750
Studio tripod head
A key benefit of the Vector 750 is that it has a Centre of Gravity range span of 80mm – 250mm. This covers the full C of G of both the Vector 700 models and makes product selection much easier for broadcast professionals looking for a broad range of product capability.

The maximum payload of the Vector 750 is 75kg, increased from 70kg on the Vector 700, making it easier to operate with more camera accessories such as talent monitors and spotlights.
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J) Audio
(17)_____________________Check out our ___________________ USED EQUIPMENT LIST
25-Seven Systems
Audio Time Manager
Audio Time Manager from 25-Seven Systems can actually add time to your broadcast day, recording part of a show while playing back another part, with playback speed up to 20% faster than the original program, without pitch change, artifacts, or glitches. ATM integrates easily with Axia networks, thanks to its single-connector Livewire interface.
Radio Pick Hit
Audio-Technica
AT2020
Planning a podcast? Don't overlook the front-end technology that opens the door to your listeners: the microphone.

Thanks to Audio-Technica's AT2020 , you don't have to spend a fortune for professional audio capture. This critically acclaimed cardioid condenser makes professional sound quality extremely affordable for podcast production as well as for studio and remote broadcast applications.

The AT2020 side-address condenser offers the performance advantages of high-quality studio microphones designed for versatile performance in the most demanding production applications.
DV BD
Bias

Sound Soap
SoundSoap Pro is an advanced noise reduction and audio restoration plug-in powerful enough for demanding audio professionals, yet easy enough for anyone to use. SoundSoap Pro's unique and comprehensive approach combines hum, rumble, click, crackle, and broadband noise reduction tools with a sophisticated noise gate, in a single intuitive user interface. Unlike other audio restoration tools, this streamlined, tab-based interface guides the user through the various tools in a way that yields the best results in the least amount of time. SoundSoap Pro works in practically any Audio Units, RTAS/AudioSuite, or VST host on Mac OS X and Windows XP or Windows Vista
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Burk Technology
Watchband

The Watchband Remote AM/FM/RDS Receiver delivers web-based market monitoring tools to engineers, managers and program directors. Watchband can create detailed playlist reports for any station broadcasting artist and song title information with Radio Text. Managers and program directors can then compare their own rotations to other stations in the market. Engineers can monitor real-time field intensity data for any station, as well as review strip charts for analysis of the entire band. Stereo, phase, and L/R audio levels, averages and peaks, are logged for immediate alarm reporting or historical review.

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Burk Technology Plus-X AC-8

Plus-X AC-8
The Plus-X AC-8 provides independent management of equipment connected to 120V outlets, allowing remote rebooting of servers, PCs and more. Broadcasters can also remotely manage HVAC, lighting and other appliances. The product connects directly to the Burk ARC Plus remote control via Ethernet, or to any remote control (including the GSC3000 and ARC-16) using general purpose inputs. A built-in web server allows stand-alone remote connectivity.

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Graham-Patten
Sonarae
Audio Monitoring

Sonarae is an audio monitoring system designed for nonlinear editing system operators who, as a part of the nonlinear editing process, monitor the audio associated with a video edit session.

Sonarae offers an input mode selector for up to eight AES/EBU data streams or 16 individual audio channels, which allows the user to switch from the main AES/EBU inputs to STEM recorder preview inputs or to an external tone generator. A set-up, learn and clear function, along with 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 surround-sound stereo mix-down selectors, allows the operator to store custom stereo mix-down formats that are available for recall at any time.

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Holophone
PortaMic 5.1
Camera mountable Surround microphone
The PortaMic 5.1 offers professional-grade discrete 5.1 audio quality and ease of use at a price that fits into any production budget – the mic retails for $599. Its portability and sonic fidelity make it ideal for all audio and video applications including in-studio, field recording, documentary and ENG. Like the H4 SuperMINI, the PortaMic features a 2.5 inch (6cm) x 1.5 inch (3.5 cm) mic head with six separate mic elements arranged to correspond with the typical 5.1 speaker setup in a studio or home theater.
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iZotope
ANR-B
Adaptive real-time noise reducer for broadcast audio
iZotope's ANR-B™ intelligently identifies and suppresses environmental broadband noise, hum, phone line artifacts and more to dramatically increase the quality of your broadcasts. Unlike other solutions, ANR-B actually detects noise on the fly and adapts to changing noise over time allowing for automatic operation with almost no input required from the user. Whether the problem is an air conditioner or fan, an engine, a studio with bad wiring, ISDN artifacts or another noise source, ANR-B can dramatically improve the quality of your on-location audio and the intelligibility of your interviews and call-ins.
ANR-B will be available in the second half of 2008.
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Linear Acoustic
UPMAX
Neo surround sound upmix
Developed to ease the creation of high quality 5.1 channel programs, the Linear Acoustic upMAX™ 2251 offers unprecedented creative control for mixers and producers.  Presented with a standard 2-channel mix, the upMAX 2251 will produce 5.1 channels of audio that can be fully adjusted.  Center Width and Surround Depth plus external mix controls allow the audio to be precisely adjusted in real time.  This audio can be supplemented with additional Center, Subwoofer, and Left and Right Surround, and Left and Right Front discrete audio applied to dedicated external inputs.
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Linear Acoustic

Aeromax 5.1-XL
Ten-Channel Television Audio Processor Combining air-proven dynamics processing with stereo-to-5.1 surround sound upmixing, AEROMAX 5.1-XL features optional 5.1-channel Dolby® Digital (AC-3) emission encoding. Metadata is accepted and can be used alone or in combination with dynamic range processing. Built-in AutoMAX™ effortlessly fixes the problem of two-channel audio mistakenly signaled as 5.1. Digital inputs for 5.1-channel network and two-channel local audio, plus dedicated analog and digital EAS inputs, full-time LtRt or LoRo output, stereo monitor output, and front-panel headphone connector.
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Miranda Technologies

DAP-1781
8 Channel Digital Audio Processor
The DAP-1781 is a high quality, 8 channel (4 AES) digital audio processor which performs signal processing and synchronizing, as well as Dolby E and Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding and decoding with Metadata support. It can be used as a stand alone audio processor for discrete audio signals, or it can be combined with a wide range of SD and HD video processor modules. When working with a video processor, the DAP-1781 can be used for dynamic processing, up/down mixing, and embedding of discreet audio channels into a video signal. It can also process Dolby E and Dolby Digital (AC-3) signals for encoding or decoding.
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Nagra
LB
Portable audio recorder
The Nagra LB is fitted with an internal 2GB NAND flash memory which serves two important rolls. Firstly as a back-up media should the extractable compact flash card be full, but also as a spontaneous memory for recording while the extractable card is changed. Simply pressing the "Hot Swap" button next to the slot will allow the card to be replaced even while the recorder is actually recording. It offers two analogue audio inputs and a single stereo digital input. The Nagra LB will record in either PCM linear audio or in MPEG-1 layer II or MP-3 compressed audio formats.
Mario
RME Audio
HDSPe MADIface
128 channel MADI express card for laptops

128-Channel MADI ExpressCard for notebook computers;
Consisting of the HDSPe ExpressCard MADI and a small breakout box, the MADIface offers full MADI power: 64 channels input and 64 channels output , up to 192 kHz sample rate, in MADI embedded MIDI transmission, complete TotalMix that is even remote controllable and has all features of the HDSPe MADI, as well as lowest latency and CPU-load. To make the usage as comfortable as possible, no external power supply is required. RMEs HDSPe ExpressCard MADI is a true PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, not only provides the pro-audio MADI format to latest generation notebooks, but achieving significant performance gains in mobile multitrack audio.

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Sound Devices
788T
Eight Track Digital Audio Recorder

Its eight full-featured inputs ensure superb audio quality. They accept either microphone or line-level signals, provide 48 V phantom power for condenser microphones, offer peak limiters for microphone inputs, and fully adjustable high-pass filters. Extensive routing flexibility allows each input to be routed to mixed tracks or to isolated tracks.

The 788T has three options for recording media, internal 160 GB SATA hard drive, CompactFlash media with UDMA support, or an external FireWire hard drive or DVD-RAM (with bus powering). Any or all of these can be used simultaneously. Additionally, when connected to Mac OS, or Windows computers with high-speed USB or FireWire 400/800, the 788T functions as a high-speed mass storage device.

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Wohler

Touch-Comm

Touch-Comm is intended for a wide range of surveillance, public service and video production applications. The product consists of two control panels.

The left touch panel displays up to 12 thumbnail video images.

A simple touch to a thumbnail will route that source to an external monitor for enhanced viewing.

The right touch screen is the communication control panel which allows two way communications to a variety of systems including Party Line (PL), intercom, wireless/radio and telephone.

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Wohler
Touch-it Plus

The Touch-it Plus is a multi-channel audio/video color monitor offering a simple and convenient way to monitor multi-channel CVBS (composite) analog video and audio and provide route switching in a compact size.

The Touch- it Plus also features audio monitoring of twelve stereo analog audio inputs on DB-25 connectors, left and right internal speakers, and routing functions.

The monitored audio follows the selected video output on XLR connectors.

The unit features dual high resolution color 7" LCD panels, offering video confidence monitoring for up to 12 channels of composite video.

The left 7" monitor displays twelve 1.8" "thumbnail" images, and when one of these is touched, that image appears on right screen at full size and its signal is also sent to a video output BNC connector for monitoring on an external display.

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Zaxcom
Fusion
The Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder. Optimized for reality television, surround recording, and ENG applications, Fusion is both lightweight and power efficient. With no moving parts, Zaxcom's Fusion provides a truly rugged, solid-state solution for audio professionals who require an all-in-one system for mixing and recording.
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K) Transport
(11)
Advocent
Emerge ECMS2000 desktop over IP Provides hardware-based extension for digital/analog video, USB keyboard and mouse, USB media, and audio signals
Includes computer nodes and user nodes that can be interconnected in a point-to-point configuration at Gigabit Ethernet rates using IP protocols over a single UTP cable
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AOptix
and Total RF
LCT-5
Lasercom Terminal

The new broadcast lasercom system from AOptix, offers a complete wireless solution for multiple HD feeds - from the remote cameras, audio and controls to the mobile studio for post production, ' said Bruce Carpenter, Director of Sales, Commercial Communication Systems at AOptix. ' At the center of the AOptix system is the LCT-5 lasercom terminal providing the 10 Gbps FSO wireless transmission. The backend I/O hardware completes the solution with a generic interface for standard broadcast equipment, supporting multiple configurations of uncompressed 1080i & 720p video, AES Audio, RTS Intercom and GIG-E.

Recent demonstrations showcased the benefit of eliminating a long fiber run to an HD camera feed above the New York skyline. The AOptix
broadcast lasercom terminals were located atop the GM Building on 5th Avenue and near the production truck, 1km away in Central Park. The 2.5Gbps bi-directional link consisted of an uncompressed 1080i camera
and gigabit Ethernet feeds through a single, line of site, single-mode-fiber connection.

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Harmonic/Modulation Sciences
Digital PRO IFB System
ProChannel is the de facto industry standard for analog IFB systems. The ProChannel transmits IFB audio using a small portion of a station's main analog channel. IFB stands for Interruptible Fold-Back, a BBC term for cueing talent, frequently corrupted as Interruptible Feed-Back in the U.S. IFB audio is “interruptible” both in the sense that the talent's own voice can be subtracted from the mix (“mix minus”) and that the director can break in as needed to add spoken cues or instructions . A revolution in PRO Channel IFB for live news; the PRO-3 has built in delay correction making it a perfect solution for the 2GHz BAS transition.
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IDX Wave
Cam Wave
Wireless Transmission System

IDX, maker of battery systems and portable chargers, will show a new low-cost, high-definition version of its CAM-WAVE wireless transmission system at NAB next week that sends uncompressed signals up to 150 feet in line-of-sight shooting, or 100 feet through walls.

Unlike other wireless camera system systems that make use of MPEG-2 or wavelet compression to send signals further that 150 feet, the CW-5HD transmits wireless full-bandwidth uncompressed HD-SDI and SD-SDI images over short distance, with very little latency (they say less than 1 millisecond delay). It supports all ATSC HD video formats with two channels of embedded audio.
CAM-WAVE HD system, which will be available in Q3 2008 and cost approximately $6,000 (transmitter and receiver)

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Jampro
Can be employed as either a mask filter or a constant impedance combining module for high power UHF broadcast.  The compactness of this deviceallows for combining of multiple signals while taking up a minimum amount of space. The structure of this device affords it the ability to provide constant impedance performance in adjacent channel applications as well as channel separations greater than 15 channels.  Filters of this design have been used  for many years in higher frequency space applications now they are available for broadcast. The RWED filter is a constant impedance four port device that has all of the attributes of a constant impedance mask filter/combiner.
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MRC

 

AMG1000 Wireless Extension of Newsroom LAN to ENG vehicles in the field

Staying ahead of the competition in local news gathering means being first on the scene to deliver the story every time, even while on the move. MRC's Advanced Mobile Gateway (AMG) platforms are designed to significantly enhance broadcast operations by providing robust TCP/IP routing and wide area connectivity between the studio and remote ENG / Outside Broadcast resources. Remote control, non-linear file transfer and workflow automation are just some of the advances made possible by Advanced Mobile Gateways.
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RF Central

RFX-PRX
The RFX-PRX is a state of the art digital receiver with exceptional performance for portable applications as well as transmitter confidence testing when used in ENG trucks as a local receiver. RF Central warranties the PRX for 1 year.
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Tandberg

RX8320
ATSC Broadcast Receiver

The RX8320 provides both ASI and 8-VSB inputs for reception of broadcast services over terrestrial or fiber links with automatic redundancy switchover between the inputs. A transport stream output provides a pass-through capability so that operators can carry the digital signals all the way to a subscriber's home. To support analog TV delivery, the RX8320 also provides MPEG-2 video decode and Dolby Digital® audio decode capabilities, which includes 5.1 multi-channel to stereo down-mixing to allow an easy interface into the existing infrastructure. Any HDTV digital TV service can be down-converted for analog SD delivery.

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Troll
XNG A600
Diversity HD receive system

Troll Systems' XNG receive system is a fully self-contained receive site. 

The package includes: 1) Six channel diversity receiver. 2) Steerable high-gain directional antenna. 3) Five reconfigurable slotted dipole panel antennas with overlapping coverage totaling more than 360 degrees. 4) A remote-control package that provides power and communications.  

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Utah Scientific
IP-400 or
UTAH-400XL
See note
IP router

Note: Their web site says they won the BE Pick Hits award for the UTAH-400XL, but the BE web site says IP-400. I belive the IP-400 is cool so it's described on the next item.
The UTAH-400/XL is the largest member of the UTAH-400 family of digital routing switchers. Designed specifi cally to address the growing requirement for large scale routing capacity in limited physical space, the new frame offers system designers the ability to place a 1056x1056 matrix in just 40 rack units of space, without the need for special cable/connector arrangements.

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Utah Scientific
IP-400
IP router

The UTAH-400 iP is a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet workgroup router with a difference. This router offers unique management functionality, giving users real-time, on-the-fly control of port priority, security groups, and port speed on Ethernet networks. The UTAH-400 iP Managed Gigabit Ethernet Workgroup Router can dramatically increase workflow efficiency in broadcasting or any situation where large video files or high-bit-rate streaming video are transferred over an Ethernet network.

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