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What’s New In Routing And Vision Mixing
David Kirk finds that perhaps the loudest story emerging from IBC2012 was not advances in 4K or 8K technology, it was affordability…
Setting up a video production or post-production business can now be achieved so economically that the traditional first phase – mortgage your house or find some friendly investors willing to mortgage theirs – no longer necessarily applies. Low-cost high-specification lighting, camcorders, audio equipment, offline editors and picture monitors are well enough known. Now even the infrastructure of a high-definition studio or broadcast station can be bought at prices formerly associated with the prosumer sector. With careful programme planning and a good chromakey solution you don’t even need a studio. The main requirement is that you have sufficient confidence to start an online television channel for a niche subject or a particular locality. If that proves profitable, or even if it doesn’t, there is always the prospect of leasing a satellite slot. Should it all go sour, you will at least end up with experience enough to run a national terrestrial channel. The following overview of routing and vision mixing equipment is based largely, though not exclusively, on products introduced at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam and the earlier NAB Convention in Las Vegas. Axon’s SynCross is a modular video router capable of switching 3 gigabits per second, HD and SD SDI signals, as well as compressed domain signals such as ASI/DVB and SSI/SMPTE-310. The SynCross router can occupy a single slot in an Axon Synapse frame for an eight inputs and output system up to five slots for a system with 40 inputs and outputs, electrical and/or optical. Blackmagic Design announced at IBC2012 a new free software update that adds full audio mixing capability to its ATEM 1 mix/effects production switcher. ATEM Switcher 3.2 audio mixer software allows mixing of embedded audio from SDI and HDMI inputs, as well as external audio inputs. Audio mixing software for the ATEM 1 mix/effects production switcher also supports sourcing from two integral media players. All ATEM switchers now include an audio mixer that accepts embedded HDMI and SDI audio. ATEM Switcher 3.2 audio mixer software also allows audio mixing from external audio sources via dedicated audio ports. Brick House Video’s Callisto Micro is a 525/625-line 270 megabits per second video switcher designed for broadcast applications where space and weight are at a premium. It can handle fully asynchronous (unlocked) SDI inputs. Programme and preview outputs are available as SDI and composite-analogue with 10-bit processing throughout. Four SDI auxiliary switched outputs give access to the reclocked inputs and the programme output. Triple channel framestore synchronisers allow cuts to be made on the programme bus without delay or frame-freeze. The switcher can be operated in stand-alone mode or genlocked to an external reference. A line store (minimum delay) is also accessible via the set-up menu. The Callisto Micro operates in conventional programme/ preview bus mode. Standard
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Brick House Video Callisto Micro video switcher

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functions include auto wipe (multiple patterns with normal/reverse, colour border and soft edge), auto dissolve, and auto fade to black. The switcher can be controlled via GVG-100 or GVG-M2100 protocol. A web server option with external browser control is available. AJA Video Systems’ new Kumo 3232 is a two rack-unit SDI router with 32 inputs and 32 outputs. It joins an existing line including the Kumo 1604 and 1616 as well as the one rack-unit Kumo CP Control Panel. Kumo routers can be controlled from any computer on a network via a standard web browser. Multiple Kumo routers can be controlled from a single Kumo CP on the same Ethernet network. Version 2.0 firmware will allow integration into existing infrastructure via an RS-me422 or Ethernet connection.
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PO Group Invest in 4k SGO Mistika Solution
BBC Entertainment Launches in Malaysia
AJA KI Pro Eases Elton John Show Workflow Transition
Bolshoi Theatre Install RTS System
Canal+ Sports Opts for Orad Power Wall
SIS LIVE Rolls Out OB 14 HD Truck
OCC’s Bill Smith Answers on the Technical Challenges
4KTV? Not So Fast!
ChyronIP Powers Graphics on Newtek Tricaster
Take Control With Rascular’s Helm
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - PO Group Invest in 4k SGO Mistika Solution
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - BBC Entertainment Launches in Malaysia
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - Canal+ Sports Opts for Orad Power Wall
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - OCC’s Bill Smith Answers on the Technical Challenges
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - 4KTV? Not So Fast!
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - ChyronIP Powers Graphics on Newtek Tricaster
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - Take Control With Rascular’s Helm
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