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In the April 23, 2009 Issue:

Broadcast Engineering announces NAB2009 Pick Hit winners
Sony HSC-300 HD studio camera
Pilat Media Unveils First Advanced Advertising Management Solution to Integrate Targeted and Traditional Ad Campaigns

From the Editors of Broadcast Engineering


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Broadcast Engineering announces NAB2009 Pick Hit winners

Broadcast Engineering has announced the winners of its Pick Hits awards for NAB2009. A panel of independent judges toured the show floor for three days, looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then met to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility’s operation. Our editors and publishers have no vote in the selection process....

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Rhozet… I mean, Harmonic

With the acquisition of media transcoding whiz kid Rhozet, Harmonic furthered its goal of providing for almost every step in the broadcast workflow, from contribution and distribution to playout. But when I spoke to VP of the now Rhozet Business Unit of Harmonic David Trescot, he stressed that Rhozet was not completely absorbed. The company still maintains its own offices and exists as its own entity, but it is now Harmonic...

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MobiTV mixes it up

Like a politician, MobiTV is a master of the art of the possible. In the ATSC mobile TV pavillion at NAB, MobiTV showed its new MixTV, which adds broadcast mobile TV to its unicast subscription mobile TV service — the best of both worlds according to Cedric Fernandes, MobiTV VP, Technology, who talks about it here...

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3Gbs audio monitor

3G for audio? You bet!

Wohler (N1102) is introducing a 16-Channel, 3Gbs audio monitor. Say what? A “3Gbs audio monitor”?

Key is that the AMP2-16-3G can simultaneous display for up to 16 channels of embedded audio within a single multi-rate 3Gig signal...

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Barco releases Grade 1 monitor

Barco (SL5008) has released its newest Grade 1 reference video monitor, the RHDM-2301. The monitor received a 2008 Broadcast Engineering IBC Pick Hit award with its introduction in Amsterdam and is on display at the Barco booth.

The RHDM-2301 is a Grade 1 LCD display designed to provide production and post-production personnel with a high level of color stability and accuracy for video reference tasks. more...

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Dolby DP569 encoder

Dolby (N1815) When thinking of audio, the name “Dolby” surely must come to mind. At this year’s show, the company is highlighting both broadcast and recording products. One veritable piece of TV gear every station needs is an audio encoder and Dolby’s DP569 is one to see. It is designed for digital television and disc-authoring applications, including automated broadcast installations as well as mastering DVDs and other recorded media. more...

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HD editing at light speed

Avid Technology (SU902) has unveiled an end-to-end HD news solution that enables broadcasters to produce HD programming more cost-effectively.

The HD news solution consists of the new AirSpeed Multi Stream production server, an updated version of the NewsCutter software (version 7.5), the Avid Interplay production asset management system (version 1.6) and Avid Unity shared storage. more...

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The Coolest Codec Idea You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

BlogLive @ NABSHOW: From Digital Content Producer/millimeter

At least, I hadn’t. Broadcast International sells the patented CodecSys encoding program that utilizes multiple H.264 codecs to compress video more efficiently than a single H.264 codec could (at least that’s their claim). Why multiple codecs? According to the company, they’ve fine tuned different H.264 codecs for different types of footage; high motion, low motion, pans to the left, tilts downward, and so on. During encoding, the company analyzes the footage, applies the codecs as necessary and then produces a single standard H.264 encoded file that should be compatible with any H.264 player...

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Beginning Monday, April 13, check out Broadcast Engineering’s exclusive NAB blog, BE@NAB, featuring pre-show coverage of events, conferences and NAB news. Then, check back Monday, April 20, when Broadcast Engineering writers and editors begin to post live from NAB2009 with the latest product and company news, audio podcasts with interviews from attendees and exhibitors, first-person accounts and links to videos taken from the show floor and posted on Broadcast Engineering’s premiere video site!

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 Podcast & Video Highlights
Sony HSC-300 HD studio camera

Sony's HSC-300 HD studio camera is designed to provide broadcasters a high-quality, yet accessible entry into HD production...

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Thomson Grass Valley Kayenne video production center

Thomson Grass Valley’s Kayenne video production center is a new family of switchers that integrates features of the company’s Kalypso and Kayak models and adds new advances that help to streamline production workflow for HD projects...

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AJA Ki Pro portable digital disk recorder

The AJA Ki Pro portable digital disk recorder records files to the Apple ProRes codec directly from camera...

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Barco FSN series

Barco’s FSN series 3Gb/s multiformat video production switcher seamlessly integrates SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3Gb/s along with VGA and DVI computer resolutions...

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Ikegami HDK-77EC

The Ikegami HDK-77EC is a digital HDTV portable camera system that features dual-format support with CMOS technology and an HD triax system...

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Vizrt holographic demo

During an exclusive press-only event, Vizrt and STATS conduct a live demonstration of the holographic effect used during CNN’s presidential election coverage...

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Pilat Media Unveils First Advanced Advertising Management Solution to Integrate Targeted and Traditional Ad Campaigns

IBMS:OnTarget Helps Content and Service Providers Track and Optimize Business Performance, Improving Their Profitability...

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Wohler Introduces New RMT Range of Feature-Rich, Competitively-Priced LCD Monitors With Waveform Display

New Line of Single-Screen SD and HD LCD Monitors Offers Quality and Convenience in Space- and Cost-Saving Design...

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Transmitting straight from the editor’s desk

In his new blog, Broadcast Engineering Editorial Director Brad Dick posts his rants, raves and reviews of what’s happening in the industry. To read his latest post, visit blog.broadcastengineering.com/brad.


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