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WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 15 - JANUARY 2013

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2012 Retrospective: Display Size Matters Cont.
for the GXF file format and for codecs such as H.264 and AVC, metadata editing for file or signal ingests and extended read-while-write capabilities when interfaced with Avid editing systems. The smaller chassis can accommodate up to 9 terabytes of internal storage and up to four video channels. It is equipped as standard with 10 Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports. For-A promoted its new FT-1 as the world’s first full 4K super slow-motion camera. With a high-sensitivity CMOS colour sensor, this captures images at up to 1,000 frames per second and replays 4096 x 2160 ‘super slomo’ video. Uncompressed images are stored to an internal RAM with an 8.5 second capacity. This data can then be transferred to one of two hot-swappable SSD cartridges. Grass Valley introduced its LDX series of cameras consisting of the LDX Première, LDX Elite, and LDX WorldCam, based on the company’s Xensium-FT CMOS sensors. Features include improved colour management and automated controls. PickMe enables the camera operator to attract the director’s attention; Endless Returns allows the operator to select the return channel via a Grass Valley routing switcher; Scene Direct enables the recall of camera scene-files directly from a Grass Valley switcher. Also included is DigiTally, claimed to be the industry’s first all-digital remote tally protocol over IP. Matrox Video Products Group announced a four-channel SDI-toHDMI multiviewer with a relatively low price. The MicroQuad allows an operator to monitor up to four SDI inputs on a single HDMI display in quadrant view or toggle to a fullscreen view. Inputs can be 3G, HD or SD, and all controls are on the unit itself. This year, Sony announced that its Optical Disc Archive storage system was now deliverable. Magnetic decay, or should be, a concern for every user of hard disk drives or magnetic tape cartridges. The sharply edged pulses of data confidently archived two, three, four, five years ago gradually lose their short-wavelength content and round down towards the point of being unplayable. One way round this problem is to copy an entire archive every year or two and hope that any file corrupted during the process will be the one you don’t need in the immediate future. A more secure alternative is to use optical media which eliminate all risk of magnetic risk provided you can trust the substrate chemistry. The Sony system is designed to offer reliable long-term storage. Sony also announced that it is developing a new robotic library, the ODS-L10, comprising two drives, each with ten optical disc cartridges. Discs are available with 300 gigabytes up to 1.5 terabytes capacity. And there is always the option of online storage. Front Porch Digital announced LYNXlocal software, designed to simplify connection to the cloud, delivers local content storage management capabilities, and act as a platform for enhanced cloud communications. It is based on Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive platform which provides local caching of cloud content and includes a datatape library option. LYNXlocal is supplied as a service option and billed monthly.

Matrox MicroQuad multiviewer

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over video and audio recording. Cel-Soft launched the Broadserver range of computers, tailored for broadcast applications such as its Cel-Scope3D stereoscopic signal analyser or the Reel-Check QC file analyser. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Linux, this is a 4U rack-mountable system with four slots which can be populated with capture cards for video input and output to match user-specific requirements. An optional eight-inch colour LCD touch-screen on the front panel allows engineering staff to access set-up and monitoring facilities and supervise system activity. Digital Video Systems introduced a 2RU version of its formerly 4RU Venice multi-channel broadcast server. New features include support

Looking Ahead
So, expect a gradual upsurge of 8.3 megapixel infrastructure products at the major trade shows in 2013. And maybe some really effective makeup techniques, advanced video effects filters and wrinkle masks; better things are, of course, electric.

InSOUND Vaudeville Stays On Spec With NUGEN Audio Loudness Meters
Article by Daniel Jones Managing Director, Vaudeville www.vaudeville.tv

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ur studios complete a full range of broadcast audio post-production work on both long-form and short-form projects, including full Dolby E 5.1 surround mixes, outputting over 400 hours of programming a year. With the adoption of the ITU-R BS. 1770 standard in the US, the EBU R128 standard in Europe, and similar standards in other parts of the world. Vaudeville, as all broadcast specialists, is bound by the technical specifications of the broadcast channel. Most of our output has had loudness requirements in place for quite a while. To help us stay on spec, we’ve been using NUGEN Audio’s VisLM visual loudness meter and the LMCorrect loudness measurement and correction tool in all of our

studios since 2011. Our sound engineers use the Avid Pro Tools audio production platform, and we mix everything according to defined templates. VisLM and LM-Correct are plug-ins that we were able to incorporate easily into our existing templates. The fact that we could adapt them quickly to our settings is one of the things that really sold us on the products. All we had to do was fix the settings within the plug-in, and then select them. VisLM is visually much easier to follow than any other product we’ve used, and we can adapt the display to look exactly how we want – which is important when you’re constantly looking at the screen. There aren’t many other meters that allow you to customise like that. As for LMCorrect, we weren’t aware of any

In use at Vaudeville NUGEN Audio’s VisLM visual loudness meter and the LM-Correct loudness measurement and correction tool

other such plug-ins before we started using it. It quickly became a vital tool for us because we love the confidence of being able to measure the mixed WAV file. We also just started using NUGEN Audio’s new ISL True Peak limiter, which gives us complete control over peak levels in audio signals from mono to 5.1 by measuring inter-sample peaks and allowing us to set the true-peak limit. The metering is constantly going, so we can refer to it at any moment and make tweaks in real-time. The great thing about ISL is that, like VisLM and LM-Correct, you can set it and forget it. We implement the ISL True Peak limiter on the main outputs of every mix session. We’ve

just completed mixes for upcoming series on Sky Atlantic and BBC, and the final output was so clean it was practically see-through. It’s a better product than any we’ve tried. We use NUGEN Audio tools in every mix session across the board. They look great, they completely do the job they say they can do, they’re well-priced in the market, and they’re simple to use.

Vaudeville ar e specialists in creative audio, providing equipment, management, supervision and staffing for any broadcast audio postpr oduction pr oject within production companies…


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InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
InSound
InFocus
InStudio
InPlay
InFile
InTest
InMedia: Evolution of the Broadcast Systems Integrator
InMedia: Swedish Film Institute Chooses Divarchive 7.0
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