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Ray of Light: Calrec launches
new Artemis console
C

alrec Audio has launched Artemis
Ray, the latest addition to its
Artemis family of consoles.
Artemis Ray has 456 fully featured
input channels - making it more
powerful than the Artemis Beam.
Further, Artemis Ray can handle up
to 72 faders, the same as the larger
Artemis Shine model.
Via a brand-new fader/monitor
panel, Artemis Ray sports a new
surface layout that allows more
faders in a reduced surface area.
The panel - also available on Artemis
Light, Beam, and Shine models - is
the same width as a standard Artemis
fader panel and includes eight full-size
faders to give operators even more
control and a higher fader density in
a smaller footprint. This configuration
saves around 200 millimetres when
compared to similar control surfaces.
"We work closely with our customers
and listen to their requirements," said
Dave Letson, Calrec's Vice President of
Sales. "In situations where space is at a

premium, like in OB trucks, we
understand that a high fader
density is not only desirable,
but essential.
"Artemis
Ray
provides
the same functionality as
previous models, but with more
channels and faders in the same
footprint. It's a very powerful
combination."
With the new chassis and fader/
monitor panel, Artemis Ray's
72-fader layout fits into a mere 2372
millimetres (93.39 inches) of space,
delivering more power than ever
before in such a small footprint.
Capable of operating at multiple
sample rates, at 48kHz the Artemis
Ray provides up to 456 channelprocessing paths, 128 programme
buses, 64 IFB/track outputs, and 32
auxiliaries.
The console also features a second
compressor/limiter in each channel,
more than 70 minutes of assignable
delay, and three independent APFL

Artemis Ray, the latest addition to
Calrec Audio's Artemis family

systems for multiple operator use. As
with all Calrec designs, these facilities
do not share resources - which means
they are all available to the user at all
times.
"By making the new monitor panel
available on all our existing Artemis
models, we're giving our customers
access to all of this increased
functionality," Letson added. "Artemis

FOR-A Introduces FA-9600
Signal Processor
F

OR-A has introduced its next
generation solution in the
company's line of signal processors,
the FA-9600 3G/HD/SD dual-channel
multi-purpose unit.
The FA-9600 supports 4K, 12G-SDI,
HDR and Wide Colour Gamut. The
company has also debuted the
InSync MCC-4K motion compensated
converter and LMCC-8000 8K/4K
linear matrix colour converter.
The new FA-9600 multi-purpose
signal
processor
makes
video
conversion of all kinds a simple,
reliable process. The unit features
dual channel frame synchronisation,
extensive professional video format
support, colour correction, up/down/

cross conversion, and offers 12G-SDI
and HDMI terminals - opening the
door to 4K production. FOR-A's
FA-9600 solution is ideal for use
in mixed HDR/SDR environments,
including production studios, live
staging productions and mobile OB
and up-link production trucks. The
energy-efficient unit is a convenient 1U
size, and the signal processor's newly
developed colour processing circuit
provides strong support in HD/4K
production. An optional converter
circuit is available for up/down/cross
conversion.
The FA-9600 can perform dynamic
range conversion bi-directionally
between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3 and SDR log

curves. The signal processor also offers
colour gamut conversion between
the conventional ITU-R BT.709 gamut
for HD and the broad ITU-R BT.2020
gamut for 4K/8K. FOR-A's FA-9600
can use OOTF (Opto-Optical Transfer
Function) to comply with the latest
ITU-R BT.2100 standard. In addition to
the core audio processing features of
remapping and gain adjustment, the
FA-9600 will be expanded to support
the IP video format in the future.
The FA-9600 can be expanded by
adding an optional card, making it a
standalone solution.
FOR-A has also debuted the InSync
MCC-4K
motion
compensated
converter. The MCC-4K provides
high-quality frame rate and format
conversion for HD/3G/4K UHD signals,
and offers support for quad link 2SI
or SQD format, as well as single link

has proved a very popular and reliable
workhorse all over the world, and
the new Artemis Ray adds even more
value."

6G/12G BNC and SFP connectivity.
The MCC-4K offers dynamic range
conversion between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3,
Canon Log 2, SDR and other log curves,
and provides colour gamut conversion
between ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R
BT.2020 standards.
The MCC-4K is ideal for live frame
rate conversion applications where
UHD content sourced at a chosen
production frame rate needs to
be converted to other frame rates
for international contribution and
distribution, including sports, concerts
and breaking news environments.
The MCC-4K makes simultaneous
transmissions in UHD and HD easy,
and is also a perfect solution for
integrating HD and 3G content into
UHD programming. The MCC-4K
is developed by UK-based InSync
Technology Ltd, and will be exclusively
distributed worldwide by FOR-A.
Also introduced was the FOR-A YEM
ELETEX LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear
matrix colour converter. Jointly
developed between FOR-A and Japan's
NHK, the unit converts colour gamut
and dynamic range of dual green or
full resolution 8K signals, and also
supports 4K signals.

FOR-A FA-9600 3G/HD/SD dual-channel multi-purpose unit


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