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Südwestrundfunk Commissions Wellen+Nöthen For HD Upgrade
High Definition upgrade of the Südwestrundfunk playout centre in Baden-Baden
By adding HD-capable broadcasting technology to its playout centre, public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR) has paved the way to simulcast broadcasting. From May 1, 2012, the channel will broadcast its regional content for the Baden -Württemberg and Rhineland - Palatinate regions both in SDTV and high resolution HDTV format by satellite. System integrator Wellen+Nöthen is responsible for the upgrade and redevelopment of the infrastructure as well as for the supply, technical integration and implementation of the new HD components. The system integrator will upgrade three of the four SDbased broadcast transmission chains to ensure consistent HDbased broadcasting. This includes the upgrade of the ingest and playout technology for the umbrella programme and the regional windows for Baden - Württemberg and Rhineland - Palatinate as well as the HD upgrade of the Rundfunk. Since the integration is taking place during ongoing broadcasting, the changeover will occur in several stages. Initially, all of the ingest functions will be upgraded to HDenabled processes and operations, for example live ingest, file ingest, inbound distribution and routers, the programme distribution and the emergency broadcasting capacity for a multi-channel HD/ SD playout. Wellen+Nöthen will also convert the automation system and technical installation for measuring and monitoring to a multi-formatenabled technology. In addition to the HD upgrade, the facilities will be upgraded for double line subtitling. Following completion of the integration phase and implementation of the new HD components, the company has been commissioned with the downstream technical service and ongoing software maintenance during the operating phase. ■

transmission chain for emergency broadcasting. Wellen+Nöthen are also preparing the system for the subsequent conversion to HD of the broadcaster Saarländischer

media-based ingest and quality control. This will be followed by the upgrade and conversion of the broadcast transmission chains, the

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Columbia Trek For National Geographic TV

In The Bag: Producer/Associate Producer Tyler Mathers

When Producer/Associate Producer Tyler Mathers takes off for parts unknown for a National Geographic Television shoot, one of the first things he makes sure is in working order is his DSLR/Personal Computer Backpack. “Recently, I travelled to Columbia, South America for a shoot with a small documentary team – just myself and three others,” he said. “Because we had such few people, I had a lot of responsibilities, including B-camera. I was using a Canon EOS 5D so, it was essential to tote that around as well as my Powerbook and my giant folder of paperwork. “Thankfully, I had my Petrol Bags DSLR Backpack!” he added. “It’s perfectly designed for that kind

of field work and any Associate Producer would be happy to have this bag along on their trip. “It’s small yet, has a slot for my laptop and paperwork, and then a couple of heavily-padded spaces for the camera body and my lenses. I had two with me. “On the outside is a pair of slots for filters. On the inside there are pockets for my batteries, memory cards, pens and the like. “I love this bag because everything I need to worry about is conveniently located at my fingertips. And it’s light, comfortable and water-resistant. When traveling with a laptop and an DSLR camera – this is the bag everyone should have!” ■


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Contents
Ross Video Acquires FX-Motion
MAM Systems Continue To Simplify Operations
Penta 725 IP Router Helps Hold Down Costs
Reidel MediorNet Compact To Debut At NAB
Sachtler Ensure A Professional Broadcast Feel
Pioneering Products From RTS/TELEX
Loudness Measurement And Logging
In2Connect UK Managing Director & Consultant For Bryant Broadcast
The VAR Network: Identify And Engage Globally
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - Penta 725 IP Router Helps Hold Down Costs
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - Reidel MediorNet Compact To Debut At NAB
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - Sachtler Ensure A Professional Broadcast Feel
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - Loudness Measurement And Logging
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - In2Connect UK Managing Director & Consultant For Bryant Broadcast
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - The VAR Network: Identify And Engage Globally
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