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InAWARDS
The Contributing Editors’ winning broadcast products from NAB 2012

InNOVATION
AWARD WINNER Outstanding Merit Award Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Unveiling the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at NAB, CEO Grant Petty said: “This is one of the most exciting products we have ever created and it has been a work in progress for a very long time.” Petty said there was a need for a compact, elegant and affordable camera that was optimised for professional video shoots. Canon’s Cinema EOS C500 (EFmount) and the Cinema EOS C500 PL (PL-mount) can originate 4K (4096 x 2160) uncompressed RAW output. The Cinema EOS C500 cameras also output a 10-bit uncompressed RAW data stream with no deBayering. Outputs options include quad Facilitating 4K workflow, AJA Video System’s Ki Pro Quad recorder captures edit-ready files. Formats include 4K (4096 x 2160), Quad HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), and HD (1920 x 1080) with 10bit 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 colour support. Accepting RAW camera output via SDI, it can simultaneously output data via Thunderbolt. Avid Interplay Sphere, a real-time access solution enables broadcast news professionals to “acquire, access, edit and finish stories anytime, from anywhere”. Using cloud-based architecture gives contributors the freedom to work in a distributed environment. Journalists can craft stories wherever they are happening Bluebell Opticom hosted a demo of Stagebox, a compact camera interface on a standard IP network. The Stagebox by BBC R&D utilises 100Mbps AVC-I compression, the HD-SDI is carried over the network with full broadcast quality video. It provides video, audio and ancillary information over a time synchronous network. Audio, Minnetonka Audio Software demonstrated AudioTools Loudness Control Server (ALCS) at NAB. Minnetonka’s technology aims to preserve artistic intent – material is handled out of real-time, the data can be processed to optimise both fidelity and CALM Act compliance. Providing automated measurement and correction,

The Cinema Camera provides a 13-stop dynamic range and boasts a refrigerated 2.5K sensor. The built-in SSD recorder captures CinemaDNG RAW, ProRes and DNxHD files. Compatible with Canon EF and Zeiss ZF mount lenses, its touch screen LCD offers direct metadata entry. It packs Thunderbolt and has a 3Gbs SDI output. full-HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), full HD (1920 x 1080). All 4K formats can be selected to operate from one to 60fps. The cameras employ a 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal format during 2K output, which can be selected to operate from one to 60fps. In 10bit YCrCb 4:2:2 mode up to 120fps may be achieved. Performing de-Bayering of the RAW data on-board for Apple ProRes recordings, HD, 2K and 4K ProRes files are also recorded to removable SSD media. The debayered image may be used for real-time 4K monitoring and a scaled or cropped output is simultaneously available for 2K or HD monitoring via SDI and HDMI. and speed them to air while maintaining newsroom connectivity. Along with NewsCutter and Media Composer video editing software, Interplay Sphere will allow journalists to access and edit video footage captured at the scene of breaking news along with media files from any other Interplay Sphere-connected location. control, tally and talkback are carried along with bi-directional HD-SDI signals. Offering IP equivalents to a genlocked SD-SDI system, timing and control is based on IEEE 1588 and SMPTE timing standards. It allows remote IP connection of video sources, editing workstations and monitoring equipment. ALCS’s file-based approach helps avoid the pitfalls of manual and realtime measurement, so correction is always compliant without forcing the audio to conform to preset envelopes. AudioTools server also automates QC chores and interoperates with Dolby E, MXF, QuickTime and other broadcast standards.

Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design CEO & Founder Grant Petty accepts the InNOVATION Award

InFOCUS
AWARD WINNER Production Vision Canon EOS C500 4K Camera

Canon EOS
InBroadcast Assistant Editor Brenda McNeill awards Chuck Westfall (Canon Technical Advisor)

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InGEAR
AWARD WINNER Technical Product AJA Ki Pro Quad

AJA Ki Pro Quad
AJA Product Marketing Manager Bryce B tt Button with InBroadcast Editor Steven Preston

InMEDIA
AWARD WINNER Broadcast Systems Avid Interplay Sphere

Avid Vice President Product & Segment Avid Interpl nt t Marketing Dana Ruzicka with InBroadcast dcast ast st t Editor Steven Preston

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InTECH
AWARD WINNER Technical Developments BlueBell Opticom Stagebox

BBC R&D’s Stagebox
Nick Pinks (BBC), Principal Engineer (BBC) Justin Justin usti ti i Mitchell, Bluebell Opticom MD Paul McCann, and n Daniel Pike (BBC)

InSOUND
AWARD WINNER Production Sound Minnetonka AudioTools Loudness Control Server

Minnetonka’s Oliver Masciarotte accepts the award from InBroadcast Editor Steven Preston


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Wohler Acquires RadiantGrid
NBC Olympics Chooses Avid Interplay Workflow
Argosy Launch Mini BNC Converter
intoPIX & AXON Collaborate on JPEG 2000
Sprayoff Celebrate New Generation
The Metadata Challenge
Miranda Unveil NV8140 Router
Sisvel Go 3D @ NAB 2012
New Developments in Asset Management – Grass Valley
Sound Devices Launch PIX-260
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In Broadcast - May 2012 - Miranda Unveil NV8140 Router
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In Broadcast - May 2012 - Sisvel Go 3D @ NAB 2012
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In Broadcast - May 2012 - New Developments in Asset Management – Grass Valley
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