Monthly Archives: March 2012

FOR-A Debuts 1 M/E to 2 M/E Video Production Switcher at NAB 2012

Fort Lee, New Jersey, March 29, 2012 – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, today introduced the HVS-390HS, the latest in its line of compact, cost-effective switchers. Available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions, it includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs (expandable to 24 inputs and 13 outputs), with frame synchronizers for all inputs. The new video production switcher will be unveiled at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C5219), which runs April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Multiple markets have enthusiastically embraced this product line, including broadcasters, educators, houses of worship, and corporate video producers,” said Pedro Silvestre, sales director for FOR-A Corporation of America. “The HVS-390HS maintains the compact footprint and operating style of our previous models, and improves the operation style with the addition of macros and pneumonic keys.”

Built-in resizing engines on four inputs allow HD, SD, and PC sources to be mixed within the same production. Four keyers per M/E are standard. The HVS-390HS includes two chroma keyers. All keyers have an independent 2D DVE channel, plus two 3D DVEs (for background and keyer) for each M/E. The HVS-390HS includes 100 2D and 68 3D wipe patterns, in addition to standard cut, mix, and wipe transitions on the M/E bus.

The HVS-390HS features a highly versatile input/output set up, including the ability to use the optional input/output boards from FOR-A’s HVS-300 switcher as well. It comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs, eight outputs plus an HDMI output. With the addition of optional input/output boards, the system expands to 24 inputs and 13 outputs. Analog components, analog composite, DVI, and RGB can also be added.

The switcher is equipped with output video recording and playback functions. It includes an advanced video memory function that can simultaneously record fills and keys and saves consecutive stills when transferred from the user interface as video. Clips can be up to 240 frames long. And recorded clips and stills can be used for CG wipes.

Up to 100 events can be stored in memory and recalled with a single click during live applications. A built-in sequence function stores up to 100 sequences, with each parameter setting registered as a key frame. When used with FOR-A’s HVS-39GUI, information for each key frame in a sequence can be displayed on a timeline, so the correlation of action timings can be easily verified. Sequences and events can be assigned to any of the 12 user buttons on any of the switcher’s control panels.

Four still stores support JPEG, BMP, and TGA file formats, as well as animated logos. External video input and PGM output can be captured as still images, and data generated on a PC or other source can be loaded to the main unit via Ethernet or loaded via USB through the switcher’s control panel.

Three control panels are available for the HVS-390HS: the HVS-391OU (1 M/E), HVS-392OU (2 M/E), and HVS-392ROU (rack-mountable 2 M/E). The 3 RU main unit includes an enlarged fan and efficient exhaust process to guarantee silent operation, which is ideal when it is installed near the operator’s workspace in mobile production units or small control rooms. An optional redundant power supply is also available.

The built-in dual multi-view can display up to 16 split windows on either output, and different display patterns and sources can be set for each. Every multi-view window is equipped with title and tally display functions. Other built-in features include safety area and color bar displays, macro, color correction, and simultaneous switching (and output) of two L/R systems for 3D productions.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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PESA Expands Modular Audio DRS Solutions at 2012 NAB Show

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today introduced its new DRS audio distributed routing system with Enterprise Data Exchange Engine (E-DXE) at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth SL9615), which runs April 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. A full-featured 24-bit, 96 kHz routing system for audio and time code signals, DRS uses high-speed multiplexing technology for signal distribution, rather than a crosspoint matrix array, and its modular architecture makes it easy to tailor the system to fit specific configurations.

At the heart of every DRS is PESA’s DXE frame, where the actual signal routing function takes place. It provides all the essential signal processingfeatures, including input sample rate conversion, input gain, and phase inversion. AES3, AES3id, time code, analog audio, and MADI (AES-10) signals can be processed within the same system without external converters, and each DRS can be sample rate adjusted to support 44.1kHz or 48kHz. Packetized data is routed over a gigabit Ethernet network between frames through the DXE to deliver desired input signals to desired output connections.

In addition to the traditional I/O audio remedies, input and output delay can be set independently on every I/O channel. With up to two seconds of delay available to every I/O, external audio delay systems are unnecessary. 

Offered in three package sizes, DRS can accommodate a variety of audio requirements. The compact DRS Series-C uses an internal control card to support 64 mono I/O in a 1 RU frame, and two frames can be combined via an Ethernet port for 128×128 I/O (no DXE processor frame necessary). DRS Series-M supports small and mid-range routing needs with up to four 512×512 I/O frames, which combine to deliver up to 2048×2048 I/O. DRS Series-E systems, which accommodate enterprise-wide systems with E-DXE, support up to five 1536×1536 I/O frames to increase the I/O count to 7680×7680. All three packages are shipping now.

For Series-M and Series-E systems using the DXE or E-DXE processor frame, each 1 RU I/O frame provides 128 signal ports and can be located virtually anywhere within a facility – up to 300 feet away from the main processing frame (or more than six miles using optional fiber optic extender modules). Interconnections are made using common CATx cable and standard RJ-45 connectors. Stereo analog inputs as well as analog outputs are converted to digital using high performance 24-bit converters. Inputs may be switched as mono channels, stereo pairs, or up to 16 channels to support any audio environment.

“Whatever the application, DRS technology will dramatically reduce the complexity of your audio setup,” said Chuck Tillett, PESA president and COO. “With PESA’s unique signal processing technology, complex and cumbersome wiring schemes and cable routing are a thing of the past. And less complex wiring requirements with fewer cables keep signal quality high, which saves time and money in both installation and maintenance.”

Any DRS audio system using the DXE or E-DXE can be configured for complete system redundancy. A second interconnect allows for two parallel data paths in the event signals are lost on the primary path. Plus, each frame supports redundant power and control, as well as front load, hot-swappable logic cards. Frames are available in a variety of interconnect options, including BNCs, ELCO, or 6-pin pluggable connectors for analog, AES, and time code.

In addition to standard signal I/O frames, DRS includes two special purpose circuit cards for embedding and de-embedding digital audio, which marries the video routing capability of the Cheetah video matrix routers with the audio routing capability of the Cheetah DRS audio router. The Cheetah MUX-3G card provides 16 SDI video output channels and embeds any of up to 256 audio signals selected from DRS input sources to any of the HD or 3G video output signals. Any audio input signal to DRS – AES, embedded, MADI, or analog – can become the input source for the video MUX card for embedding onto a video output signal.

The Cheetah DEMUX-3G card provides 16 SDI video inputs and de-embeds all audio groups and channels from all video signals. Up to 256 de-embedded audio signals may be selected as input sources for the DRS channel group. In DRS system configuration, the DEMUX-3G card functions as a signal input frame, and the MUX-3G card functions as a signal output frame. Full digital signal processing and stereo remedies may be applied to embedded audio signals.

Both cards are compatible with SDI video signals up to 3Gbps and are compliant with SMPTE 259M, 292M, and 424M. Audio signals present on an incoming SD video signal are passed through to the output with no modification, even if the audio signals are de-embedded for use elsewhere. The cards are used in place of the HD/3G-SDI video input buffer and video output combiner cards in a Cheetah video router mainframe. The audio portion of each card integrates with a DRS channel group through an available DXE I/O port using common CATx cable, up to 100 meters in length.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

 

FOR-A PROVIDES ‘CONTINUOUS INNOVATION’ AT NAB 2012

New Product Highlights Include Compact 2 M/E Video Switcher and File-Based LTO-5 Video Storage Appliance

Fort Lee, New Jersey – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will several new products at the 2012 NAB Show, which runs April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Designed around the company’s theme of “Continuous Innovation,” FOR-A’s NAB booth (C5219) will include a demonstration area as well as “islands” to showcase video switchers, processors, file-based products and specialty live demonstrations.

“NAB remains an excellent venue for us to showcase our latest products and technologies to broadcasters and other video professionals,” said Pedro Silvestre, sales director for FOR-A Corporation of America. “This year, we’ll unveil a new entry in our popular line of compact video switchers, as well as a new LTO-5 server that will set a new benchmark for LTO-5 file storage. Our innovative, new products, as well as some very dynamic technology demonstrations, will show our commitment to continuous innovation.”

Video Switchers

One of FOR-A’s most anticipated new products is the HVS-390HS video switcher. It maintains the functionality of FOR-A’s current switcher line, but is available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions. It includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs (expandable to 24 inputs and 13 outputs), with frame synchronizers for all inputs.

A new addition to the HVS-4000 Series, the HVS-4000HSA, offers support 3 M/E operation capability. The HVS-4000 Series offers a choice of M/Es and control panels, and is loaded with standard features to handle complex video productions. With 16 inputs and outputs standard (expandable to 48 inputs and 24 outputs), it includes a built-in multi-viewer, direct access to preset content, and integrated control of various devices. Additional switcher models will also be on display, including the HVS-350HS 1.5 M/E switcher, linked with a MFR-3232 routing switcher, and the HVS-300HS 1 M/E switcher, coupled with a LTG-50HS HD/SD logo/title generator.

File-Based Products

Building on its successful line of LTO-5 video archiving recorders, FOR-A will introduce the LTS-50 storage appliance at NAB. Using a network connection, it archives media files to LTO-5 high-capacity tape, regardless of file format. It’s ideal for data backup that does not require video I/O, as well as archives of nonlinear editing materials that will be reused. Options include LTR Browser software control and automatic creation of low-resolution proxy files and thumbnails when archiving MXF files. Both the LTR-120HS (AVC-Intra/DVCPRO) and LTR-100HS (MPEG-2) video archiving recorders will be on display as well, along with the MBP-100MP multi-format player and MBP-100SX MXF clip server and baseband converter. Plus, FOR-A will provide a technical demonstration of its new file-based frame rate converter.

Multi-Viewers

New for NAB, the MV-1620HS supports mixed inputs of HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and analog composite signals. The compact, cost-effective multi-viewer supports 16 inputs, includes embedded audio level display for up to 16 channels per input and title display of up to 16 characters per input, and features up to two clock displays, which can also be used for countdown and remaining time displays. Plus, the unit saves up to 16 layout patterns, selected from the front panel, and PC-based software makes it easy to create screen layouts.

The new MV-42HS is a four-channel HD/SD multi-viewer that supports mixed and asynchronous HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs
(optional analog composite). It also features audio level metering and titling, and offers full screen, two split, and quad screen output. FOR-A will also showcase its MV-3200 Series, which provides customizable support for up to 32 inputs and four display outputs. The choice of input boards within its 2 RU frame provides support for various asynchronous HD/SD-SDI, analog composite, and DVI signals, as well as analog or AES audio, so control rooms don’t need to supplement their video walls with additional monitors.

Video Processors

Packaged in a compact form factor, the new FRC-30 HD/SD frame rate converter handles motion compensation and linear conversions. It also supports up/down/cross conversion of 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL at a variety of frame rates for HD/SD-SDI and analog composite signals. The new modular UFM-30FRC frame rate converter, which can be installed in FOR-A’s UFM frame, also provides motion compensation, linear conversions, and up/down/cross conversion of HD/SD-SDI and analog composite sources at various resolutions and frame rates. FOR-A will also display its established FRC-8000 HD/SD frame rate converter and FA-9500 3G/HD/SD multi-purpose signal processor at NAB, as well as a prototype of its next-generation color
corrector.

Specialty Products

FOR-A will demonstrate ‘multi-angle, super slow motion’ shooting for the first time at NAB using nine of its award-winning VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate (Super Slow Motion) Cameras  shooting simultaneously and being controlled from one EVS controller.  The VFC-7000 is well suited for sports broadcasting applications.  Flovel, a company in partnership with FOR-A, will also display prototypes of its new 4K compact camera and HD ultra-high sensitivity camera.

FOR-A will also demonstrate its new SmartDirect all-in-one live production system. Powered by a Brainstorm graphics engine, it provides the ability to create programming, playlists, captions, and switch cameras. Optional features include: the VRCAM-S virtual studio, a video switcher link to connect with an external switcher for more elaborate wipes and effects, link to a clip server to control external servers, and a streaming interface to simultaneously encode and distribute video over the internet.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

ev1.tv Delivers News, Live Sports Coverage with Broadcast Pix

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that ev1.tv, a local TV station covering the Emsland and Grafschaft Bentheim district in Lower Saxony, Germany, is using a Granite™ 5000 Video Control Center in the control room of its brand-new studio and a Slate™ 1000 Video Control Center in its OB van. Primarily, the station uses its systems to produce a daily newscast and talk show in the studio, while the production van is used to cover football games.

“In fact, everything you see on ev1.tv is produced with Granite or Slate,” said Nico Stähle, chief engineer for ev1.tv, which distributes its programming via cable and online. The new Broadcast Pix systems were purchased last summer through Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI), which handled the Granite installation (Stähle installed the Slate in the production van).

Stähle said he chose Granite because he needed a 2 M/E mixer that was easy to operate. “For us, there’s no other bundle of hardware with the cost effectiveness of Granite or Slate,” he explained. “We can operate all components from the panel with no need for other external equipment. Plus, Granite fits perfectly in our workflow with our Final Cut Pro workstations.”

ev1.tv uses a number of Fluent™ built-in workflow tools in both systems, including the animation store and Harris CG to create animated lower-thirds. Fluent-View is used to display all sources and keys on a 52-inch LCD monitor in the control room, and Stähle appreciates the “attention to detail,” such as the integrated clock in the display.

“We do a lot with Fluent Macros,” Stähle added. “For example, for the open of our news show, the intro starts and automatically fades to the camera in the studio, the lower-third appears, fades away, and cuts to another camera. We also use a macro for the end of the show to display a crawl and other titles on an animated background.”

Programming is currently produced in SD, but Stähle noted there is no problem upgrading to HD or a mixed HD/SD production environment with Granite. With several months of productions complete, he said the Broadcast Pix systems have performed very well. “No problems at all,” Stähle said. “It is so easy to operate that, with the help of some macros, even our trainees can run a news show.”

About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in live video production systems. Its Video Control Centers™ empower operators with patented techniques that combine cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. The integration of a multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls provides the lowest cost of ownership at a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. Systems range from compact systems controlled by a touch-screen or voice-automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 110 countries. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Granite, Slate, Fluent, and Video Control Centers are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented.

Advanced Systems Group, Harmonic Present Free File-Based Media Workflows Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, and Harmonic Inc., which offers a shared storage product line, will present a free interactive webinar, “Accelerate File-Based Media Workflows,” on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT.

The one-hour webinar will explain why high-performance shared storage needs to be at the heart of file-based workflows, as well as why it is essential that a shared storage system is optimized for the unique requirements of media workflows. In addition, the program will explain how to get the performance of SAN – more than 1 GBps to a single client – with the simplicity of NAS. Plus, it will showcase how to cost effectively provide a competitive advantage for some of the world’s most innovative media companies. The webinar will be hosted by Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG, and Bob Thomas, director of MediaGrid product marketing.

For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit https://asgevents.webex.com/asgevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=661485259.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

JVC SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCT LINES AT ISC WEST

WAYNE, NJ (March 22, 2012) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will launch a number of new analog and IP-based cameras during ISC West (Booth 7075), which runs March 28-30, 2012, at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. New offerings include eight Super LoLux HD™ IP-based cameras, two TK-T Series analog cameras, and three additions to its V.Networks camera line. The company will also showcase its new HD network video recorders (NVRs), along with its entire analog camera product line, during the show.

“ISC West is an excellent platform to showcase our growing product line,” said Ian Scott, vice president, JVC Security Division. “Our new IP-based Super LoLux HD cameras deliver the bandwidth and storage efficiencies of H.264 High Profile without sacrificing picture quality, while our expanded line of analog cameras provide solutions for existing operations. Whether you need analog or digital, JVC has the cameras to fit your installation needs.”

JVC has committed to multi-codec support, including H.264 High Profile, in its IP-based HD security cameras and NVRs. Many security camera manufacturers use H.264 Baseline or Main Profile, which fail to deliver the storage and bandwidth efficiencies that customers expect from H.264 products. With H.264 High Profile, JVC’s cameras use significantly less bandwidth than H.264 Baseline or Main Profile-based cameras.

Super LoLux HD Series Cameras

JVC’s Super LoLux HD cameras deliver superior color reproduction, even in low light, and match the sensitivity of JVC’s well established CCD-based cameras. The new cameras also include new Clear Logic Video Intelligence (CLVI) image processing, which compensates for back lighting and digitally removes ambient fog, haze, rain, or smoke.

Each Super LoLux HD camera includes a 1/3-inch CMOS imager that delivers full HD 1080p images at up to 30 fps. Other features include auto back focus, on-board recording to SD card, motion detection, privacy mask, and a variety of built-in video analytics. The cameras support ONVIF and PSIA standards for network cameras, as well as a wide variety of leading video management software (VMS) platforms, including Milestone Xprotect.

There are intermediate and advanced models in the Super LoLux HD product line, with a box style (less lens), indoor mini dome, and outdoor dome available at both levels. The intermediate class adds a box style camera with an integrated lens, while the advanced models include an outdoor camera with an integrated housing. The four intermediate models will ship in April, and the four advanced models will ship in June.

VR-X Series HD NVRs

Now shipping, the VR-X1600U and VR-X3200U NVRs offer 16 and 32-channel recording, respectively, as well as support for 1080p and 720p full HD resolutions with H.264 High Profile, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG multi-codec support. The units offer enterprise-level full HD recording and viewing for an unlimited number of NVRs, cameras, sites, and users.

Milestone XProtect® Enterprise and Windows® Embedded OS are included, as well as built-in camera licenses with no recurring fees. More than 1,000 different camera/encoder models can be supported by installing the latest Milestone device driver pack, which is available free of charge. Plus, a broad selection of software add-ons and third-party integrations, as well as a fully documented SDK, are also available.

Both 3 RU models include four HDD bays and ship with a pre-installed 1 TB drive. Three additional drives can be easily installed from the front panel for additional storage. The NVRs also support RAID 1, 5, and 10, with optional support for RAID 6 technology. A rear panel I/O offers alarm interface support.

VN-T Series V.Networks Cameras

Announced earlier this month, three new V.Networks day/night cameras deliver 1080p full HD resolution and offer support for H.264 (High Profile), M-JPEG, and MPEG-4. All three feature a 1/2.7-inch CMOS imager and match the sensitivity (0.3 lux) of JVC’s established CCD-based cameras. Other features include two-way audio, power over Ethernet (PoE), SD card recording, motion detection, and back light compensation.

The VN-T216VPRU is a vandal-proof outdoor dome (IP66) with True Day/Night performance and built-in IR LEDs (50-foot IR distance), while the VN-T216U is a vandal-resistant indoor mini dome and the VN-T16U is an indoor box camera. Both the VN-T216VPRU and VN-T216U feature a 3mm-9mm lens, while lenses for the VN-T16U are sold separately (CS mount).

TK-T Series Analog Cameras

Recently, JVC also expanded its LoLux™ line of analog video security cameras with two new True Day/Night models. The TK-T8101WPRU is an outdoor bullet camera housed in a die-cast aluminum case with tempered glass and sun shield (IP66 rated), while the TK-T2101RU is an indoor mini dome with a 2.8-10.5mm variable focal lens.

Both cameras feature newly developed 10-bit digital signal processing and a 1/3-inch high resolution IT CCD to provide 600 TV lines of resolution. Built-in LEDs for IR operation deliver exceptional low-light performance; sensitivity is 0.05 lux for color, 0.015 for black-and-white, and 0 lux with active IR LED. Other features include four areas of motion detection and up to eight zones of privacy masking, high light compensation (HLC) and back light compensation (BLC), automatic gain control, and digital noise reduction.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS

JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation, and a leading supplier of IP network and analog security cameras, network video recorders, monitors, and management systems to the video security industry. Its V.Networks product line of has earned a solid reputation for quality and reliability, and provides superior picture quality for thousands of installations worldwide. For more information about this, or any other JVC professional product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825 or visit JVC’s Web site athttp://pro.jvc.com.

Digital Nirvana Extends Product Family with Two Launches at NAB

MediaPro IQ™ Speeds Content Repurposing, and ManyView IQ™ Enables Enterprise-Wide IPTV Distribution

Newark, CA– Digital Nirvana, a provider of monitoring, management and compliance systems for broadcast, cable, satellite and fiber networks, will introduce two new products at the NAB convention starting April 14th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in booth N3438 during the show.

Digital Nirvana is best known within the broadcast industry for its flagship product, Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring system. Monitor IQ is a monitoring, logging, compliance, and content republishing system for TV networks and stations. It combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD in full resolution), content searching, retrieve and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis in a scalable networked appliance. Its Web-based management user interface makes it easy to use for technical and non-technical personnel.

At NAB 2012, Digital Nirvana will introduce MediaPro IQ, a content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution, and ManyView IQ, an enterprise-wide IP video distribution system. Both new Digital Nirvana solutions are cost-effective, all-in-one scaled network devices that are based upon open API’s for easy integration into other systems. They also both reliably record from IP, ASI, ASI/IP, SD/HD-SDI, ATSC, QAM, NTSC, PAL or DVB-T/C/S2 protocols.

“Our two new products take the core attributes of what sets our current solution apart from competitive systems – an easy-to-use interface, open API’s, reliable high-resolution recording, and on-the-go mobile accessibility– and delivers those benefits with a laser focus on unique capabilities that are crucial for broadcasters today,” explained Ned Chini, vice president of sales and marketing, Digital Nirvana.  “With MediaPro IQ and ManyView IQ, we’re introducing solutions that help drive workflow efficiency and reduce costs for our customers.”

Fast Content Repurposing from Cable and Broadcast

MediaPro IQ offers the industry’s quickest, low-cost way to repurpose HD clips from cable as well as broadcast. This new solution is designed for news and sports directors who frequently repurpose content from cable channels.  By intelligently using cable card technology, MediaPro IQ records encrypted cable feeds in full HD. For the broadcast engineer, it eliminates the need to maintain multiple set top boxes, frees up valuable rack space, and removes the cost of multiple DVRs.

MediaPro IQ allows users to easily edit, clip and publish live or recorded content in real-time.  Search is based on keywords, program titles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption, as-run logs, traffic logs, alarm and discrepancy logs and time/date or channel filters.

MediaPro IQ is compatible with such web browsers as: FireFox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. iPad, iPhone, and Android interface are also available. Video can be exported to Flash, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and XDCAM and other formats for content repurposing.

Real-time Video on the Desktop

With the new ManyView IQ system, it’s now easy and cost-effective to deploy a private, enterprise-wide IPTV system for use by producers and staff who need to view real-time video signals at their desktop. The system eliminates the need for costly coaxial cabling, IP encapsulators, and IP output encoders. IP multicast delivers real-time video feeds to desktop and set-top boxes throughout an organization. ManyView IQ is DNLA-enabled, which provides VOD-like ability to store, distribute and publish offline video assets throughout the enterprise for any device on the network, such as: desktops, mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, smart phones), set-top boxes, connected TVs, and media players.

ManyView IQ is compatible with current standards-compliant web browsers, enabling an on-the-go workflow through a web browser. It also has iPad, iPhone, and Android interfaces available.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with robust, state-of-the-art knowledge management technologies. With extensive media industry expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with innovative product and service offerings. The industry-leading Monitor IQ Broadcast Monitoring System from Digital Nirvana is a full-featured monitoring platform incorporating the most advanced capabilities available in an affordable, networked appliance. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California and has operations in multiple locations globally.

Further information is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.