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Volume 33
Number 6
Page 78
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The industry seems to have finally turned
the corner. This month's issue reveals
emerging new trends in broadcast
technology. With an eye on the future, BE
editors help you know where the industry is
going. In addition, this issue contains a
never- before -seen behind the scene's Special
Report on how new video technology
brought the Gulf War live to American
22 Perspective on
NAB '91
Putting into words the overall sense of the yearly NAB Convention is sometimes hard.
Not so this year. Attendees and exhibitors went to the convention expecting the worst,
but left feeling quite good about the industry's health.
NAB '91 In Review
By Skip Pizzi, technical editor.
thumbnail sketch of the annual industry ritual.
36 The Pick Hits of
NAB '91
By Rick Lehtinen and Skip Pizzi, technical editors
BE's panel of independent experts share their favorite new products from NAB '91.
78 Show of Shows
NAB '91
By Carl Bentz, special projects editor
The Persian Gulf conflict showed the world what the combination of technology,
ingenuity and courage can do on today's battlefields. And the world witnessed all
of this through the wonders of modern broadcast technology. This BE Special Report
is an industry exclusive story on the technology behind the spell -binding coverage.
4 News
6 Editorial
8 FCC Update
10 Strictly TV
50 The Gulf War
By Peter Hammar, Hammar Communications
Broadcast technology broke new ground to bring the war home.
re: Radio
SBE Update
20 Management for Engineers
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Broadcast Engineering June
Digital technology is everywhere. Depicted on the cover is the industry's move from
analog equipment into the world of digital hardware for video production. (Cover credit:
Kim Bracken, BE graphic designer. Photo courtesy of VGV. HBO design: photography
by Alex Trocker, graphic paintbox artist was Ron Britt.)
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FAA and FCC simplify
procedure for EMI
The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have reached an agreement
to simplify the handling of electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues with respect
to AM broadcast stations, fixed microwave
transmitters and cellular radiotelephone
fixed transmitters. The FAA's concern
arises from the possibility that such transmitters might be installed too close to remotely controlled aeronautical receivers,
which can disrupt air traffic control communications and navigational aids.
The FAA will not issue a hazard determination to those applicants for licenses
involving cellular fixed transmitters, fixed
microwave transmitters, or AM broadcast
transmitters that invite potential EMI, nor
will the FAA request the applicants to use
filtering beyond what is normally required
by FCC rules. The FAA will include the following language in a Determination of
Non -Hazard, assuming that physical obstruction is not an issue:
FAA facilities critical to aviation safety
are located (distance) from your proposed
transmitter site. You may cause harmful
interference to these facilities if your
equipment meets only minimal FCC standards for spurious emissions. Before you
begin any transmission from your facility, call your local FAA contact to arrange
procedures to verify that no interference
is caused.
FCC requirements in:
47 C.F.R. 73.44(c) (in the case of AM
broadcast stations)
47 C.F.R. 22.107(c) (in the case of fixed
cellular transmitters)
47 CFR 21.107(b) (in the case of
common -carrier fixed microwave transmitters)
47 CFR 74.23(a) (in the case of broadcast auxiliary transmitters)
47 CFR 94.71(d) (in the case of operational fixed service transmitters)
indicate that licensees may need to employ extra filtering or take other measures
if their transmissions disrupt other services. The commission requires its licensees
to cooperate fully with users in other services, in this case the FAA, to eliminate any
harmful interference covered by the previous requirements.
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quirement of an FCC applicant to notify
the FAA of proposed construction or
modification of towers under existing FAA
and FCC rules.
For further information, contact FCC
Michael Marcus at 202 -634 -1550 or FAA
George Sakai at 202-267 -9710.
Seminar questions
assumptions on DRB's
The Annenberg Washington Program's
Digital Radio seminar held in Washington,
DC, April 11, made it obvious just how uncertain the future of digital radio broadcasting (DRB) is in the United States. FCC
commissioner Ervin Duggan lamented
that WARC -92 is hanging over our heads,
and urged that fundamental mistakes
regarding DRB could not be afforded.
Also contentious were indications by
FCC representatives that DRB might not
be regulated as a Mass Media service. FCC
chief engineer Tom Stanley noted that
DRB actually evolved from the Broadcast
Satellite and Mobile Satellite proposals,
and he questioned the view of DRB as
purely an evolutionary development for
terrestrial broadcasters. Stanley also indicated that each of the four new spectrum
options (UHF TV, L -band and two S-band
segments) presents an arguably insurmountable problem.
Spectrum is clearly the greatest challenge for "in-band" proponents, such as
Gannett's USA Digital proposal. Eureka engineer George Plenge surprised some attendees by indicating that with an increase
in error correction, the Eureka system
might be able to work within a bandwidth
and fit between existing FM
of 500kHz
NAB spokesmen painted a gloomy portrait of the radio industry's health, and
concluded that new competition from satellite broadcasts would be a grave threat
to local stations.
Regarding the U.S. position on DRB at
the 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference, especially considering the growth
of in -band possibilities, the FCC regulatory panel advocated a position of maximum flexibility. The commission was
scheduled to announce the Draft U.S. position on WARC -92 at its June 13 meeting.
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As the FCC enters the uncharted waters of new technology, its chairman, Alfred Sikes,
may encounter stormy weather. Sikes continues to sing the praises of deregulation
and "effective competition" among broadcasters and cable and telephone companies.
Although this may appear on the surface to be an equitable approach, there are powerful
interests at work to sink his proposals.
One of Sikes' goals is the reassignment of spectrum space. This issue comes complete with enough political wrangling to derail any action. Every RF user wants more
spectrum, but it's to be expected that those who currently have access to it aren't
about to easily give it up. Users will be trying to salvage
what spectrum they have, while at the same time, clamoring for more. There is likely to be an intense battle on this
issue no matter what the FCC's report on spectrum usage
Broadcasters see new spectrum as an opportunity for new
services, such as HDTV and DAB. Though such allocations
may be forthcoming, it is likely any spectrum reallocation
will carry the penalty of additional competition and a "spectrum fee:' At a time of increasing budget deficits, there are
plenty in Congress who see taxing something currently used
for free as a golden opportunity.
Another of Sikes' controversial plans would allow the telephone companies to enter the video delivery business.
While the phone companies sing the praises of fiber delivered signals, the cable industry is crying fowl. Sikes
apparently doesn't agree with cable operators; he has called
the cable industry an "unregulated monopoly:' But changing the current rules of the game requires, literally, an act
of Congress. Given the powerful lobbyists at work, he has
perhaps a 50% chance of success.
Sikes has said that we're moving from the age of information into the age of knowledge. Even so, you have to
wonder how much change can be tolerated by the communications industry in such
a short time. New technologies are clamoring for spectrum. Telephone companies want
access to program distribution rights. Broadcasters want spectrum to initiate new services. But the cable industry is trying to block any new competition, while promising
its own new and improved services.
Sikes is facing stiff opposition to many of his plans by well -financed groups, each
lobbying for its own agenda. Many established companies see the emerging technologies as threats. Sikes once referred to the phone companies and the cable operators
as "bottlenecks." Given such conditions, does Sikes have any chance of being able to
deliver on his dreams?
The telecommunications industry represents approximately 300 billion dollars and
thousands of companies. With stakes this high, the only certainty is a rough road ahead
for the chairman.
Sikes' roots are in Missouri, the "Show-Me State." Though he has owned several radio stations, his appointment as FCC chairman appears to have been based more on
his ability to get certain Missouri politicians elected than on his broadcasting expertise. But successfully managing the campaigns and elections of fellow politicians and
forging new technological frontiers among competing interests are far different tasks.
If even half of what Sikes has proposed becomes reality, he will have made an indelible imprint on the American entertainment industry for decades to come. To succeed, however, Sikes is going to need more than Missouri showmanship.
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FCC update
Children's TV
standards adopted
In April the FCC adopted
rules and policies implementing the Children's Television Act of 1990. The act requires TV stations and cable systems to limit advertising
in children's programs to no more than
10.5 minutes an hour on weekends and
no more than 12 minutes an hour on
weekdays. The act also requires the FCC
to review the extent to which TV renewal applicants have complied with these
commercial limits, and the extent to which
they have served the "educational and informational needs" of children through
their overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve
these needs.
Commercial time limits
The FCC will apply the act's commercial limits to programs originally produced
and broadcast primarily for an audience
of children 12 years old and under. Cable
systems must apply these limits to locally
originated channels and to cable network
programs, but they are not responsible for
applying the limits to the over-the -air TV
stations they carry or to access channels.
The commission will define commercial
matter as "air time sold for purposes of
selling a product or service:' In this regard,
the commission will define a "program length children's commercial" as any program associated with a product in which
commercials for that product are aired.
This definition would also cover programs
in which a product or service is advertised
within the body of the program, and not
separated from program content, as children's commercials are required to be. All
of the time included in program- length
children's commercials will be counted in
assessing compliance with the new commercial time limitations.
Renewal review requirement
In order to meet the renewal review requirement, commercial TV stations must
maintain in their public inspection files a
summary of their own children's programming, their non -broadcast efforts for children, and their support for other stations'
programming directed to the educational
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and informational needs of children.
These summaries must reflect the most
significant programming related to these
needs that the licensee has aired. The
summaries will be submitted as part of
commercial TV station renewal applications.
The renewal review provision will be applied to programs originally produced and
broadcast primarily for an audience of
children 16 years of age and under. The
agency will not, however, require licensees
to target their programming to all ages of
children in the under -16 range. Also, the
renewal review requirement will not apply to non -commercial educational TV
In implementing this renewal requirement, the FCC will define educational and
informational programming as programming that furthers "the positive development of the child in any respect, including the child's cognitive /intellectual or
emotional /social needs:' The agency did
not establish a minimum amount of this
type of programming that must be aired.
Short -segment programming, including
vignettes and PSAs, may qualify under the
FCC's standard. But whether short segment programming fully satisfies the
obligation to air this type of children's programming depends on the entire context
of the licensee's programming, and its nonbroadcast efforts directed to children.
The effective date for the new rules and
policies is Oct. 1, 1991. The first TV station renewal applications that must include information that demonstrates compliance are those to be filed on Feb. 1,
relaxes financial interest
and syndication rules
Also in April, the FCC substantially relaxed its financial interest and syndication
rules that govern the ownership and distribution of TV programs that networks either buy from independent producers or
produce themselves.
The commission's decision did the following:
1. Eliminated all limitations to all portions
of the network schedule other than prime
time entertainment programming.
2. Freed the networks to acquire all rights
financial interests, domestic syndication
and foreign syndication rights outside program productions, provided
these rights are obtained in a secondary negotiation at least 30 days after the
network and producer reach a license fee
the domestic syndication rights obtained from outside producers are timeously distributed by an independent syndicator.
Freed the networks to retain all rights
in and to distribute domestically and internationally all the "in- house" productions that they air, including:
programs that are "solely produced"
by the network. These are programs for
which the network possesses full financial
responsibility, full business and production
control and 100% of the copyright.
co- productions between the network
and an outside domestic producer, provided the producer initiates the arrangement
and is permitted a 30 -day cooling off period before the agreement is binding
co- productions between the network
and a foreign producer.
4. Permitted networks to fill no
more than
40% of their prime time entertainment
schedule with in -house productions.
Prohibited the networks from favoring
their affiliates or unduly delaying the syndication of those in -house productions
they actively distribute themselves in the
domestic marketplace.
6. Allowed the networks to engage in the
foreign syndication business free of any
such distribution safeguards.
7. Allowed the networks to retain a financial interest in and syndicate internationally programs they have solely produced
in -house for first -run syndication. However, they may not acquire such rights from
outside producers of first -run programming, or actively engage in the domestic
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High- definition audio
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Digital techniques
By Rick Lehtinen,
technical editor
The adage, "Sound doesn't matter to the
TV viewer" no longer holds true. Many
viewers today reproduce the audio from
TV stations through high- quality stereo
component systems. As these viewers begin to compare the TV audio with that
available from CD players and other highquality sources, any discrepancies in the
transmitted audio become immediately
The improvements gained through the
introduction of stereo TV audio are primarily within the receiver. TV transmitters have been capable of high-quality audio since the early days of television. Let's
look closer at the audio side of the TV
The current TV audio system is designed to carry frequencies from approximately 50Hz to 15,000Hz in stereo. The
secondary audio program (SAP) channel
is also fairly wideband, from about 50Hz
to 10kHz. Both audio channels, however,
are analog and subject to the limitations
of an analog FM transmission system. In
addition, they are further troubled by demons unique to television, such as sync
buzz and subcarrier beats. These limitations have become more obvious as TV
transmission and reproduction hardware
have been improved.
Researchers have now begun to address
these problems. One interesting approach
involves the application of digital audio
compression techniques, similar to those
being proposed for digital audio broadcasting (DAB) for radio, which will offer a new
level of performance. The frequency response will extend from 20Hz to 20kHz,
and the signal -to noise ratio (SNR) may exceed 90dB. Many experts have gone so far
as to predict that TV audio will someday
be digital as part of a new HDTV system.
True-sounding remotes
Of course, digital audio won't muscle its
way into TV broadcasting overnight. Currently, there are no receivers to accommodate it, and no authorized way to trans mit it. However, even though digital audio
is still on the horizon for home receivers,
there are ways today's TV broadcasters
can take advantage of modern digital technology.
A typical application of digital audio for
television could be a backup audio feed
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for TV remotes. This would take the form
of an analog -to- digital coder (codec), followed by a device that converts the codec
output to a format acceptable by the
phone company. The latter box, called a
digital service unit (DSU), would be required at each end of the circuit. At the
receive site, a digital -to- analog decoder
would convert the signal back to analog.
(See Figure 1.)
about 1.5Mbit /s bandwidth to pass a CDquality audio signal. Traditional phone
lines are often pressed to meet the needs of
a 19.6kbit /s modem signal, and special
digital lines that can handle high data rates
are expensive.
help on the way
One new, low -cost digital service is a
56kbit /s digital service that is available on
Figure 1. In a digital system, backup audio is digitized and then converted to telco standards
in the digital service unit (DSU). The process is reversed in the station.
Ordinary dial-up telephone lines are
barely adequate for backup programming
feeds. However, higher performance can
be obtained by using analog frequency extenders. These systems sometimes use
multiple phone lines to frequency shift and
then split the audio among the separate
lines. Even with these sophisticated techniques, this method often limits the top frequency response to approximately
7.5kHz. Also, top -quality audio is available only through equalized telephone
loops, which are expensive. This is where
digital may offer a solution.
There is one problem, however. It takes
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a dial-up, or switched, basis. The advantage to this system is that charges are ac-
cumulated only when the connection is
actually in progress.
Although it is available in approximately
400 cities, the Switched-56 service is only
a stopgap measure. However, after much
ballyhoo and a slow start, the telcos are
finally ready to roll out the Integrated
Services Digital Network (ISDN). This
switched system will have two 64kbyte /s
signals and a message channel per line.
Editor's note: For a thorough discussion of digital telephone
standards, see "Remotes Revisited :. BE. January 1991.
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Applying vectors
Simple vectorial operations
By John Battison, P.E.
Last month, I introduced vectors and discussed the method used to measure their
azimuth, or bearing. Now that we have
laid the groundwork, we can discuss how
vectors can be used in radio applications.
In addition to a general method called
"vectorial addition," there are three ways
to add vectors: arithmetically, algebraically and geometrically.
Now, back to the addition methods. If
vectors are at right angles, they can be
added geometrically. For many engineers,
the graphical method of handling vectors
was the easiest until calculators appeared.
DA problems in which monitor points did
not behave as anticipated were often
solved on a piece of paper on which the
vectors were drawn and measured with a
An instantaneous voltage in the phase circle and its equivalent vector form.
When vectors run in the same direction,
they are "in phase" and can be added
arithmetically by simple, linear addition.
In this way, two vectors, each at 90° with
magnitudes of 2 and 3 respectively, produce a resultant of 5 at 90 °.
Conversely, vectors that run in different
directions are "opposite in phase" and are
added algebraically. If one vector is at 80°
with a magnitude of 5, for example, and
the other is at 260° with a magnitude
of 10, the resultant is 5 at 260 °, or
ruler and protractor.
Because today's calculators provide
instructions on vector applications,
I won't repeat them. However, I will provide a few thoughts on graphical solutions.
In fact, the graphical method can sometimes help solve a problem because you
can see the influences of the vectors with
which you are dealing.
Figure 1 shows the phase circle that was
introduced in last month's column. If scale
here were set to 1 inch = 100V, vector OV,
which represents the 7r/4 point on a 100V
Now this information can be put to use.
Whenever feedback is applied, it involves
vector addition or subtraction. In the case
of the audio (negative) feedback circuit,
the process typically used is the application of voltages, or currents, that are out
of phase. These produce a resultant that
is less than either of the two original vectors, and corresponds to the audio output
of the circuit, which is, of course, at a similarly reduced level.
Conversely, when using positive feedback, the two inputs are in phase, and the
resultant (output) is greater than either of
the two original inputs. The early regenerative receivers used this principle.
sine wave, would be drawn 1 -inch long at
an angle of 45 °. Mathematically, the instantaneous voltage (e) generated as an armature rotates
or a circuit oscillates
is given by e = Emax sin O. Substituting, e = 100 x 0.707 = 70.7V with a
phase of 45 °. Graphically, the line eV
would measure 0.7 inches, and would
show the approximate instantaneous voltage. Vector OV would show the 45° azimuth corresponding to instantaneous
5/ -260 °.
Battison, BE's consultant on antennas and radiation, owns
John H. Battison and Associates, a consulting engineering
company in Loudonville, near Columbus, OH.
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Series resonance
Figure 2 shows a series resonant circuit.
At resonance, the voltages across the reactances of the coil and capacitor are equal
and in opposite phases. When the voltages
across these reactances are added, the re-
suit is zero. The vectors OXL and OXc are
dotted because they cancel. But what remains is V, which is equal at resonance to
the IR voltage drop across the circuit resistance. This is the only ohmic resistance
in the circuit at resonance. The lower this
resistance, the sharper the tuning and the
higher the Q of the circuit will be. Remember, at resonance the current through the
circuit is in phase with the voltage because
there is only pure resistance left. (Because
this resistance is normally so low, the term
"zero resistance at resonance" is often
used.) Therefore, vectors OV and 01 are
coincident in azimuth, but different in
magnitude because of the resistive IR
tuning transmitters, the characteris-
tics of changing reactance values are employed. By increasing one or the other of
two such reactances, the circuit becomes
either inductive or capacitive. In the first
case, the voltage across the total circuit
will lead the current, and vice versa. But
in both cases, the equivalent vectors 01
and OV will diverge in azimuth angle.
Next month, I will conclude this series
on vectorial applications by discussing parallel resonances.
C(- X)
Figure 2. At resonance, OXL = OXc = O. The
current through R (denoted by vector 01)
produces a voltage drop across it, which equals
the total voltage through the circuit, as shown
by OV. 01 and OV are coincident because the
purely resistive load means voltage and current
are in phase.
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SBE Update
activates job line
By Bob Van Buhler
As promised by SBE's leadership, a job
line has been installed to provide SBE
members with information about employ-
ment opportunities throughout the
Here's how it works. Employers contact
the SBE office and describe their openings. Each position is then listed on the
line by an identification number, geographic location, job title and other related
When SBE members listen to the listings, they must write down the ID numbers for the positions in which they are
interested. Then they can call the SBE office for more information. But before any
additional information is given, the caller's
SBE membership status will be checked.
Only SBE members will be given information. Also, potential employers will not be
identified in order to protect the confidentiality of the employers and applicants.
The job line, which was first activated
on May 1, lists only job openings, not
"work wanted" situations. Employers interested in using the service to fill technical and engineering positions of all types
should write the SBE national office at P.O.
Box 20450, Indianapolis, IN, 46220, or call
Elberta Clayton at 317 -253 -1640.
The job line's number is 317- 253 -0474.
Current listings include technical positions
in broadcast and manufacturing-related
companies in a variety of market sizes. International employment opportunities are
also listed.
Chapter award nominations
The SBE awards committee, chaired by
Tom Weems, is accepting nominations for
the six 1991 chapter awards. These awards
represent the highest achievement in
several areas of society work and set the
example by which other chapter work is
The awards will be presented at the 1991
SBE National Convention and Broadcast
Engineering Conference. The Best Chapter Newsletter award, which the Madison,
WI, chapter won last year, is one of the
more difficult awards to bestow. Greater
member participation and the proliferaVan Buhler is manager of engineering at KNIX -FM /KCWW-
AM, Phoenix.
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tion of desktop publishing have resulted
in the highest-quality newsletters ever.
Many of these newsletters inform members about technical problems and
changes that affect their local and regional
broadcast communities. Some of them
have special columns that chronicle the
chapter area's broadcast history. Others
are written with a considerable flair for
humor, which makes for interesting
Chapter leaders must think of the
monthly newsletter as more than just a
"meeting notice:' The chapter newsletter
is an excellent way to update members
about information from SBE's "Short Circuits" and other national publications that
may affect them. As the winning newsletters attest, the more local information the
newsletter contains, the more widely read
it will be.
Although the Madison newsletter editor
won last year, the Best Chapter Newsletter Editor award is not automatically given to the chapter that wins the newsletter award.
Other awards
The statistics decide the winner of the
Greatest Chapter New Member Growth
award. This award is not necessarily given to new chapters in small, less organized
areas. Last year's winner, for example, was
the Chicago chapter.
The chapter award that is most important to the overall broadcast industry is the
Best Chapter Frequency Coordination Effort. The Madison chapter also received
this award last year. SBE's frequency coordination program continues to be an important society activity, and a tremendous
service to the industry as a whole.
The last two awards, Best Technical Article or Paper and Best Regional Conference, were also presented to the Madison
chapter last year.
Any SBE member can make nominations for the six awards by sending them
to the SBE national office. Once compiled,
the nominations will be forwarded to Tom
Weems and his committee for evaluation.
All nominations should completely describe the reasons for the nomination and
include sufficient documentation so that
the committee can thoroughly understand
the nominee's achievements.
Although the national office traditionally has had input to some of the categories, member input weighs just as heavily
in the decision process. Deadline for nomination submission is Aug. 15.
Contract engineering dilemma
The FCC's decision in the 1970s to eliminate the First Class Operators License has
brought many changes to the broadcast
industry. Perhaps the most noticeable
change has been the elimination of many
operator positions.
Typically, every time a broadcast property is sold, the entire engineering staffing situation is re- examined. Today, only
the larger stations are fortunate enough
to have several engineers. Many stations
have only one, usually overworked, engineer. Some radio stations don't have
even one. These stations use contract engineers, which eliminate the requirement
to pay benefits to them.
SBE to the rescue
These factors have forced many SBE
members to become independent contractors who work for several stations. In some
cases, these engineers have opened shop
without adequate business skills or
To meet this rising need, SBE is developing training programs for these engineers.
But first it must learn more about the
specifics of today's contract engineering.
A survey of SBE membership will gather information on the contract engineering field. It will first attempt to determine
how many SBE members are involved in
contract engineering work and then try
to determine an accurate description of
the type of work they perform and skills
that are required. Third, it will determine
how and under what conditions their services are rendered.
Armed with this information, the society will be able to develop seminars to
help engineers learn to successfully operate their businesses as contract engineers.
These seminars will be presented at the
national convention. Further information
will be provided when the survey is
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The (ART receiver
By Gerry Kaufhold II
put line has returned to the mark condition, the receiver assumes that there has
been an error, or that noise has appeared
on the line. It then resets itself to wait
again for a valid start bit.
When a valid start bit is sensed, the receiver begins to sample the incoming line
at intervals of one bit -time. Because the
receiver has already waited one -half of
one bit -time to read the initial start bit,
these samples are taken in the middle of
their bit -times. This provides a measure of
universal asynchronous receiver /transmitter (UART), which inputs a parallel byte and shifts it out one bit at a time
to create a serial bitstream, is the heart
of the microcontroller's serial communications capability. In last month's column,
we introduced the UART transmitter's signals: A start bit begins the serial transfer,
eight databits follow, and two stop bits signal the transfer's completion. This month,
we'll examine the UART receiver and its
1. A framing error in which an incorrect stop bit will cause the receiving UAR7 to issue
an error signal. This will tell the transmitting UART to repeat the character.
explained last month, a bit -time is
how long it takes to move a single bit out
of the transmit buffer. A character time is
11 bit- times. At least one mark (logic high)
is sent between two characters. If a space
(logic low) extends through more than one
full character time, the receiver sends a
continuous space, or break, which is a call
for a system reset.
The UART receiver has a tough job. Unlike the transmitter that begins the communication sequence, the receiver must
discern information and respond to it "on
the fly."
Keeping the signals straight
Until the transmitter starts a transfer, the
receiver sees a continuous mark. The beginning of a start bit is signalled when the
transmitter changes the mark to a space.
The receiver senses the change and immediately begins to count using timer T0's programmed baud rate. After half of
a bit -time, the receiver samples its input
line (port 3, bit 0) and verifies that there
is still a space holding. However, if the inKaufhold is a market development engineer for SGSThomson Microelectronics, Phoenix.
Broadcast Engineering June
noise immunity because each bit has a
chance to settle before the receiver reads
After reading eight databits, the receiver waits one more bit-time, and then samples the incoming signal to verify that it
is a space, which indicates a valid stop bit.
Framing errors
the stop bit is not valid, the receiver
sage telling the sending UART that an error has occurred. The UART will then
reset itself to the normal mark output, and
repeat the entire transmission process
again, from the start bit, through the
databits, to the stop bits.
If the error persists, the master control
program may force a break onto the communications lines to clear both UARTs before trying to communicate again.
Error detection
Serial data communications wires are often terminated in electrically noisy environments. UARTs use a variety of error checking and correcting (ECC) codes to
detect errors and recover from them. All
of these codes require the addition of bits
to each character. Some ECC schemes,
however, add extra bytes at the front and
back of each string of characters.
Parity is the most simple of these coding schemes. It adds a bit, called a parity
bit, to the end of each character. This
makes each character 12 bit -times in
length, instead of 11. Both the transmit-
ter and the receiver must be programmed
to recognize parity.
The parity generator counts the number of is in each character. The final tally
must be an even number for even parity,
or odd for odd parity. The generator sets
or clears the parity bit as required.
For example, in the databyte 1001 1001,
there are four is. Because four is an even
number, the parity bit will be a 0 for even
parity, and a 1 for odd parity. The receiv-
No. of 1s
Even parity
Odd parity
1001 1001
1011 1001
0011 1111
Table 1. Some examples of even and odd parity.
will recognize a framing error. When this
happens, the Z -8 master control program,
which is written by the system engineer,
must decide what to do.
In Figure 1, for example, the received
character's stop bits did not stay in the
space condition long enough. In order to
solve this, the receiver transmits a mes-
er counts the number of is in the received
character, and then checks the transmitted parity bit to see if it matches the calculated parity bit. If it does, the character
is accepted. If it doesn't, the receiving
UART transmits an error indication. This
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Electronic adjustments
By Richard Maddox
If your DAT tape is recorded on an electronically misadjusted machine, you will
probably have fatal playback problems
when it is played on other machines, even
though it will play back perfectly on the
original machine.
Subcode data -reading problems are often a tip-off to electronic misadjustments.
For example, if your machine moves slowly back and forth when searching for a
start ID instead of rapidly searching-to-cue
(and the problem remains after cleaning
the heads), it is time to take out your operator's manual and check the adjustments.
These alignments should be checked
about every six months, or whenever the
head drum is changed. They should be
checked more often, however, on machines used in mastering environments, or
on machines that are moved frequently.
(SWH). Although a special PG alignment
tape is required to make this adjustment,
it only needs to be done when the head
drum is replaced.
ATF gain. The automatic track -finding
the capstan speed in
order to match the tape speed to the heads
so that they accurately trace each track
during playback. The ATF is recorded
VCO free -run adjustment. A PLL circuit
normally used to generate the playback
data clock. Its free -running frequency
must be accurately adjusted by using either a frequency counter or an audio playback test tape.
(ATF) circuit controls
near the beginning and the end of each
track, and its level is set using a level or
ATF gain test tape.
A/D or D/A offset or balance. This compensates for circuit aging in the A/D and
D/A converters, and minimizes low-level
audio distortion. Although some manufacturers recommend using a distortion
analyzer, other manufacturers recom(DRUM SERVO)
Typical DAT circuit adjustments
Tracking voltage adjustment. Typically,
this adjustment must be set to OV, ±2mV
to compensate for aging components in
the capstan servo loop. If it is misadjusted, the capstan speed will be affected,
which will cause errors in absolute -time
marking and tracking. (See Figure 1.)
To check this adjustment, load a 2 -hour
tape recorded on the machine under
"test;' rewind it to the beginning, reset the
absolute -time counter and then fast forward the tape to the end. Repeat this
procedure with the same tape on another machine if one is available. Most DAT120 tapes run for two hours, plus a minute or two. Tape readings of less than two
hours or more than two hours and two
minutes usually indicate that the tracking
voltage is off. This misadjustment is often
found in machines that are transported frequently.
Figure 1. A DAT machine contains three separate servo systems: drum, capstan and reel table.
Most of the alignments affect the capstan servo system. (Courtesy of Sony.)
PG adjustment. The head drum phase
generator (PG) signal is used to set the recording start point for each track. If it is
misadjusted, the tracks will not properly
align on the tape. This misadjustment may
cause slow start -ID location and other
RF record level. This sets the RF module's record level to yield a signal that will
provide the correct playback level. Some
manufacturers recommend that you do
not adjust this level.
mend using an analog input 1kHz sine
wave and setting its level to just above the
noise floor. To optimize this adjustment,
observe the output waveform on an oscilloscope.
problems. This signal is also called delayed
PG signal (DPG) or switch head timing
RF playback EQ. This adjusts the RF
envelope's high- frequency playback level.
It has a drastic affect on the number of
errors detected during playback, and is
typically adjusted to yield the lowest error count.
Next month, we'll look at troubleshooting a DAT deck by symptom analysis.
Maddox is technical manager at Media Management Associates, Lynnwood, WA.
Broadcast Engineering
June 1991
The Floating Group
HDTV has probably done more to
advance the state of broadcast lens
technology than any other breakthrough. Many achievements are
already being transferred to today's
broadcast lenses.
shading is also much more difficult
in HDTV lenses, especially those
with large zoom ratios. To satisfy
the stringent requirements in each
of these areas, Fujinon developed
a lens assembly called a "floating
group" that provides real -time error compensation.
Control of chromatic aberration,
distortion, field curvature, and
HDTV lenses must be optically,
mechanically, and electrically
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in feel to both cine and video cama dramatic reduction in lens size
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Time management
Organizing your paperwork
Judith E.A. Perkinson
If you ask any 10 people in administrative or supervisory positions in American
corporations how they feel about paperwork, at least eight of them will say they
hate it. Even so, most of us are required
to spend a great deal of time doing
We all know people who are drowning
in a sea of paperwork. On the other hand,
we also know people who always know
where everything is. The difference between these two kinds of people is not the
quantity of paperwork they handle or the
amount of outside work they do. Usually,
the difference can be traced to their paperwork management strategies and tools.
All paperwork organizational tools fall
into one of two categories: tools for catching up with your paper flow and tools for
keeping up with it.
your work done, you must send the message that you are not to be disturbed. To
do this, close your door, transfer your calls
and do not entertain interruptions. If you
are interrupted, try to schedule a time
later in the day to discuss the matter at
Most of all, don't feel guilty. Many people in technical areas feel that paperwork
is not productive. But paperwork is work.
Not only is it productive, it is essential. If
you take it seriously, so will the people
around you.
The most important
factor in paperwork
management is an
effective system.
Catching up with
your paper flow
It does no good to bemoan the fact that
you have let yourself get so far behind.
This will not get your work done. The following three steps will help you get your
paperwork under control.
Step 1. The first step in catching up with
your paperwork is to make a solid commitment to do it. Don't promise, commit.
Step 2. The second step is to select a paper management system you think you
can use. Try out a system on a small scale
first before converting your entire paper handling system to it. After all, if the system doesn't work in one area, it would be
a waste of time to completely reorganize
your office to accommodate it.
Step 3. The third step is the most difficult. You must set aside a regular block
of time to do your paperwork. This block
of time should lie outside of your normal
work routine so you will not be interrupted or tempted to do other work activities.
Of course, the amount of time it will take
to catch up is directly related to how far
behind you are.
But sometimes your ability to dedicate
this time depends on retraining yourself
and the people around you. In order to get
Perkinson is a senior member, the Calumet Group, Inc.,
Hammond, IN
Broadcast Engineering
Keeping up with
your paper flow
You must have two items in order to
keep up with your paper flow: a paperwork organizational system and dedicated time for paper processing. Your paperwork management system must be well
planned if it is to work. Once you have a
system that works for you, the time you
spend maintaining the system will become
less and less. The key is to use the system
that works for you.
organizational system
Of course, the most important factor in
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apparent that the subject will be an ongoing effort. Like file folders, binder management has a few guiderules.
Start a subject or project in a 11/2 -inch
Ongoing projects often require a 2 -inch
Three -inch binders are difficult to carry, but are serviceable for reports and
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All binders need subject dividers because they help you sort and find material. Common divisions include notes, correspondence, research material, reports
and contracts or proposals.
Management by piles
Some of you may never stop making
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"Don't ignore" pile. This pile contains
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Perspective on the
More people and more buying power made this year's
show in Vegas a better deal.
Putting the 1991 NAB Convention
into perspective this year was easy.
First, the show returned to Las Vegas,
which has been home to many successful NAB shows. Second, attendance was good, and third, people
were actually buying equipment.
Although many exhibitors expected the convention to be slow and not
well attended, that wasn't the case.
Every exhibitor I talked to was
pleased with the action on the floor.
Many exhibitors also expected the
show to be less than successful, because broadcast hardware sales have
been down and stations have kept
equipment purchases to a minimum.
Nevertheless, attendees had their
checkbooks out and were buying or
planning purchases as they toured the
convention floor. Needless to say, that
brought smiles to many of the exhibitors' faces.
Key technologies that were exhibited included digital RF products, STLs,
FM exciters and solid -state transmitters. "More for less" described what
video vendors were providing. The
ever -increasing cost of improved video capability seems to have slowed.
Now, manufacturers are concentrating
on providing enhanced capability at
prices that used to buy fewer features.
Hard disk storage for audio was the
norm, not the exception, as in previous years. Automation held center
stage for television as broadcasters
continued to look for more economical ways to operate their facilities.
Part of these improvements are
based on more sophisticated semiconductors. Just as important is the realization that pockets aren't as deep as
they used to be. Challenges from personal computer-based equipment
have forced vendors to push the limits
of technical capability while still
maintaining competitive prices.
Future technology
The engineering sessions were full
of future technology. Digital was the
operative term for audio and video.
Attendees viewed HDTV, DAB and
just about every other type of improved signal capability that has been
The NHK exhibit was a treat for
many attendees. It provided a look
into the future (at least as the Japanese view it). A variety of companies
exhibited equipment and designs that
are still years away from sales. The exhibits weren't designed to show products (hardware that could be bought),
but working ideas and concepts. A
short tour of the exhibit provided an
advance look at what we'll be buying
in only a few years time.
The battle of HDTV proponents
continued. It's still not clear who's
ahead in this arena. Despite the FCC's
decision to first select an HDTV standard, there appears to be growing interest in some form of "enhanced or
improved" TV broadcast system. Even
PBS entered the fray by recently announcing the production of three of
its programs using the SuperNTSC
It's unfortunate if you missed the
show. However, you hold in your
hands the second-best thing to being
thorough review of products and technology of the 1991 NAB
Convention. So read on and see what
lies around the corner for your facility.
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in review
thumbnail sketch of the annual industry ritual.
By Skip Pizzi, technical
in transition. This could
easily have been the theme for NAB '91,
as the many changes that the industry is
undergoing were manifested on the show
floor and in meeting rooms throughout
Las Vegas. The changes that the Las Vegas Convention Center has undergone and
is suffering through since NAB's last visit
in 1989 made an appropriate venue for
these new industry directions. A summary
of these directions is presented here.
One world, many voices
Overall attendance was slightly up from
last year's show in Atlanta. A significant
40% rise occurred in international attendance, with foreign attendees and exhibitors present at the convention, which was
a welcome trend for the show and the industry. Many of the foreign exhibitors and
attendees were at the show for the first
Engineering sessions began with an appropriate look back, before jumping into
the more than 100 papers and presentations. Larry Cervon, past president of
Broadcast Electronics, was presented with
a special citation for his career of service
to the broadcast industry by the NAB. He
delivered a tribute of his own to some of
the broadcast industry's most notable engineering pioneers, presenting their recorded voices on tape (cartridges, of
course) culled from interviews he had conducted with them over the years. Among
those heard from were Hilmer Swanson,
Parker Gates, George Brown, George Marti, Jack Moseley, Carl Smith and Art
Trends in radio
This year, there seemed to be more new
developments on the audio side than on
Broadcast Engineering
the video side. Primary among them were
the following:
New DAT applications: DAT seems to
have at last achieved a comfortable identity as a professional format. Its maturity
was in evidence with a few new applications and enhancements, including a multichannel DAT logger, time -code-equipped
DAT editing systems, faster search speeds
and slower record speeds on standard DAT
recorders, confidence replay features, error counters and expanded computer interfacing and control capabilities.
DAT time code comes in "A-code" (formerly known as `Absolute Time," offered on
some earlier decks) and "R-code." The
former is a 1- second resolution, subcoded timing track available on most new machines, including low -end models, while
the latter is a frame -accurate, SMPTEemulating subcode suitable for video -style
editing and synchronization.
Faster search speeds allow any point on
a 2 -hour DAT tape to be located in under
30 seconds, and a slower record speed allows up to four hours to be recorded with
12 -bit resolution and 32kHz sampling, at
last implementing a portion of the original DAT standard that had yet to see its
way to hardware. (The industry still awaits
implementation of that standard's 12bit/32kHz 4- channel option. Maybe next
The appearance of 4-digit
LED error
counters on DAT hardware may assuage
the last of the format's critics. It provides
an empirical way to observe tape aging,
head wear and other gradually occurring
problems that would otherwise be masked
by error correction.
Digital FM audio chain: Incremental
progress toward a fully digitized path from
audio source to transmitter took a big step
forward, as several digital broadcast audio processors, a digital 950MHz STL
(more on this later) and the first digital FM
exciter were introduced. Most include
AES /EBU and S /PDIF digital I/O along
with analog connections, allowing the digital domain of the pathway to continue to
extend its reach.
However, it also brought up the issue of
compatibility in the digital RF domain. As
elsewhere, there is a need to avoid unnecessary reconversions to analog just to
pass between boxes. Digital audio standards avoid that between audio products,
but now that three sequential digital RFdomain devices exist (stereo generator,
STL and exciter), should an industry standard digital FM composite be established?
Or, as one manufacturer suggested, perhaps the structure of the audio chain
should be reconsidered, with baseband
generation and first RF stage combined
(the current functions of the stereo generator and the exciter). In this way, an
AES /EBU digital audio signal can be delivered from the digital audio processor or
STL receiver to the digital audio input of
the "transmitter;' which would incorporate
the function of the stereo generator internally, and eliminate the shipping about of
composite RF signals in either digital or
analog form.
Another interesting point in this area
was the consideration of where broadcast
audio processing should take place in a
data -compressed air chain. Because data
compression algorithms take advantage of
the masking phenomena of human hearing, some manufacturers maintained that
no further significant alteration of the audio should take place after data compres-
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They can interface with each other via
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work in a variety of applications, from full
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integrating with satellite -delivered programming. Some earlier systems are improving in their second generation. and
a modular, transitional "master plan" approach to implementation of stationwide
automation has become evident.
Recordable CD: Stand -alone, write -once
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broadcasters yet another digital recording
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can be stored on a CD compatible with all
standard players, with blank discs costing
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pre -grooved blank discs, thus changing the
reflectivity of one of the disc's inner layers. Confidence replay is available during
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can be added to the disc. Audio from the
disc can be replayed on a CD recorder prior to TOC recording, but the disc will not
play back on a standard CD player without a TOC.
Write -once CDs have an expected life
span of at least 10 years.
Data compression: This year's show indicated that improvements and applications continue in radio and TV audio.
Point -to -point audio transmission seemed
to hold the most important advances. New
audio data compression applications for
remote acquisition via switched digital tel co services, satellite distribution, and
studio -to-transmitter linking in the
950MHz band were significant highlights.
Digital signal processing: More applications for this powerful tool in digital audio manipulation were in evidence, showing why the term "digital op -amp" has
begun to be applied to DSP chips. Simpler,
faster and cheaper approaches to audio
processing of all sorts have been DSP's
strength for several years in the professional and (more recently) consumer sides of
the industry. It will undoubtedly play a major role in the transmission and reception
of any future digital radio system. An elegant scheme for variable sampling rate
conversion through DSP was presented at
the conference.
Audio test and measurement improvements: As audio hardware improves, audio test equipment always has to stay one
step ahead. This year's show saw that
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Integrated automation: The trend that
has been percolating on the TV station
side has also invaded radio. PC -based au-
Integrated processing: Included in the
trend toward digital broadcast audio
processing is the move back to a single box audio processor, away from the previous vogue of a rack full of separate devices
arranged serially, each providing a distinct
function. The versatility and flexibility of
DSP allows a wide variety of processes to
be performed on a digital audio signal.
Quality is preserved and cost is reduced
by minimizing the number of A/D and
D/A conversions, which adds to the attractiveness of a single -box approach. Finally, this method allows comprehensive
control and display at an off -site location,
providing the ultimate in tweaking: remote system adjustment in real time with
a laptop computer and modem, attached
to a cellular phone in a car.
Trends in television
Although there was no lack of interest
in TV technologies at this year's show, the
TV side seemed to exhibit a little more of
the industry's current difficulties, with
greater cost -effectiveness being a widely
repeated pitch. Many exhibitors entered
the show with doubts about the attendees'
interest in purchasing. Fortunately, buying
new hardware seemed to be on the mind
of just about everyone. For video, the hardware theme seemed to be on refinements,
rather than revolutionary introductions.
Wideband systems: Movement in the
direction of some kind of higher-definition
TV format continued, with switchers and
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higher bandwidths being widely advocated for any new facility designs or hardware purchases.
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solid -state. Digital transmission was also
discussed theoretically, and a bit more was
heard about ghost- canceling techniques.
Stripline technology for high -power transmission lines was presented as a viable option, providing simplicity, reliability and
convenience over conventional coaxial
Stereo TV audio: The growing popularity of stereo and especially surround
broadcasts via MTS have created an increased need for flexible TV audio mixing consoles. Some significant answers
were presented at the show, along with an
overall heightened awareness of TV sound
quality, from microphones through VCRs.
New test equipment and software specifically designed for the BTSC format was
also introduced.
Integrated automation: Some further
steps were taken at this year's show toward reaching the goal of fully integrated
TV station automation. Although once
considered as unattainable and utopian as
Einstein's general theory, modular and
flexible approaches were presented from
several different quarters, making believers out of some former skeptics. The
dangling carrot of lower operating expense has significant allure for TV
managers, and manufacturers made their
awareness of this fact quite clear. Cus-
and terrestrial distribution, along with
some early discussion of digital TV broadcasting, where the BBC seems to have the
tomized support and building of phased in systems to maximize use of present station equipment were key features in most
ufacturers seem ever more willing to surrender control to a user's PC. RS-232 ports
have become a standard feature on most
new hardware. The use of a standard, lowcost platform for user interface saves manufacturers from having to continuously
reinvent the wheel, and provides the user
with high value and consistency. But personnel who are not yet computer -literate
had better get up to speed.
Digital effects: The trend this year is toward improved cost -effectiveness. New
low -cost, feature -laden and versatile
devices were highlighted. Emphasis was
not so much on what they could do, but
on how much they could do for so little.
Vendors introduced several products
aimed at easing the sticker shock associated with the purchase of digital video systems. Low -priced starter packages
abounded, as did systems with an integrated theme.
The ubiquitous PC: TV equipment man-
Interactive television: A relatively new
area of interest involved the subject of
over -the-air viewer- response interactivity
in television. Various technologies and
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nents. Of the two systems in hardware at
the show, one was the well -known Eureka 147 /DAB system from the European
consortium, and the other was Acorn DAB
from USA Digital Radio, a joint venture of
Gannett, Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
Acorn DAB's demonstration was limited to a booth in which listeners could hear
a digital and an FM signal occupying the
same modulated channel, using working
prototype equipment. In fact, at the current state of progress, the two signals were
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not actually centered on the same frequency, but rather on adjacent FM channels (although the digital signal's lower
modulated level placed it within the RF
mask of the FM signal). SRI's "frequency
reuse module :' designed to allow actual
common -centering of the two RF signals,
is still under development. Also yet to be
achieved is the system's target of recovering the digital signal from 40dB below the
FM carrier level, currently at 37dB. These
and other coding refinements remain to
be implemented, but the system has been
in development for less than a year. USA
Digital Radio plans a full mobile demonstration of the completed Acorn DAB system at the Radio '91 Convention in San
Francisco this September.
Other formats previously introduced
and reported on at this year's conference
included those from Stanford Telecom (the
system included in Satellite CD Radio's proposal, also requiring new spectrum) and
Kintel Technologies (Power Multiplexing,
the "original" in -band system). New DRB
concepts making their first NAB appearance all are terrestrial in -band systems
were those from Mercury Digital Communications (the Multi-Frequency Modulation or MFM system), American Digital
Radio (the ADR system), Synetcom Digital (the Digital FM-S system) and a presently unnamed format from LinCom Corporation. (An in -depth analysis of all the DRB
proposals will appear in the July issue.)
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presented in a World's Fair or
of- the -future" style. Among the
were portable flat -panel smart a.
for DBS, tiny HDTV cameras, 3 -D
advances in recording and transmi
capacities, and a digital player -piano
other musical instrument) that perfori
music live in the listener's home from cot
trol signals received off -air, along with ar
accompanying video of the actual performer (playing the "master" instruction generating instrument) in sync.
Systems. The Eureka system requires new
spectrum, and places several stations' signal on the same carrier. Acorn DAB is the
first of the so-called "in- band" systems (using existing broadcast spectrum) to be
brought to hardware form.
Eureka 147 /DAB was demonstrated in
a multichannel audio and data transmission, receivable at the Eureka booth and
on a 40-passenger bus equipped with
headphones and a live operator acting as
tour guide.
The Eureka system transmitter (using
UHF TV channel 15) and a 30W FM transmitter (on 94.9MHz) used for comparison
purposes were located on the roof of the
Las Vegas Hilton. Unlike previous Eure-
ka/FM comparisons, the Eureka carrier's
power was equal to the FM carrier's on a
per stereo channel basis. Therefore, the
Eureka carrier's nine slots eight stereo
were broadcast
audio plus one data
with a 270W ERP. (The carriers were also
in different bands, with the Eureka system's higher frequency of operation rendering it more subject to air loss.) FM multipath effects were observed in the
downtown area of Las Vegas, and the Eureka signal was shown to be impervious
to them. A time -domain oscilloscope display was distributed on video monitors
throughout the bus, showing the direct
and reflected signals arriving at the mobile receiver's antenna. A 1W Eureka "gap filler" on- channel repeater (on the roof of
the Golden Nugget Hotel) was included in
the demonstration, and its signal was also
seen on the display as the bus approached
it. No detectable switching or dropouts
were heard as the receiver moved from
the main transmitter to the gap -filler.
The buses reportedly ran 75% of capacity on average, meaning approximately
3,000 people heard the demonstration. Although most of the riders were impressed
with the system's performance, some expressed disappointment that the frequency used for the Eureka system in the test
(476-482MHz) was considerably lower
than the L -band (1,500MHz) currently favored for its implementation in the United
States. Many listeners also reported that
the difference between the AM and FM
signals was far more noticeable than the
difference between FM and Eureka 147,
with the exception of Eureka's elimination
of multipath.
An ancillary item that garnered attention at the Eureka booth was a prototype
multipath simulation system from a well known European radio manufacturer.
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HDTV World
New this year was a complete parallel
event, with its own exhibits and sessions,
called HDTV World '91. The exhibits were
more convention -like and less "gee- whiz"
than in previous years, as the industry
gears up for serious business at least on
the production side. ATV broadcast format
proponents were also on hand, reflected
by presentations from the United States
and abroad, and updates on format testing from the Advanced Television Test
Center (ATTC) and others. Audio for HDTV
systems was discussed, primarily in the
context of data-compressed digital systems
of more than two channels.
Interest in the transition process to
HDTV was understandably high, and concerns about cost seemed paramount. The
screening of several inspiring HDTV
productions from around the world
seemed to rededicate some of the skeptics toward the establishment of advanced
TV systems, but more questions than answers remained in this regard.
Some intriguing broadcast and non-
ical eval,
art collect
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Ray Dolby delivered the keynote address
at the Engineering luncheon, and talked
about ergonomics. He provided worthwhile wisdom, exhorting engineers to consider the needs and wishes of consumers
when designing new services and hardware. Dolby pointed out that his own
choice of a new car came down to the one
in which he could most easily read the
dashboard markings, and that his son's recent choice of a cassette player had been
based purely on his requirement for a music search function. (Dolby's ironic query
of, "What about signal -to-noise ratio?"
drew only an apathetic shrug from the
boy, he recalled.)
Dolby also referred to ergonomic criteria in the determination of new broadcast
services. Calling FM multipath an ergonomic problem, he advocated any digital
radio solution that would eliminate the distortion multipath causes. He ascribed a
higher priority to such a radio service than
to any higher- definition TV system, based
on his assessment of overall audience
Although such clarity was not always in
evidence at NAB '91, these remarks
reminded attendees that the real bottom
line in the industry is serving the public
interest, need and necessity. Whatever
changes the broadcast world may undergo, maintaining that tenet as an ultimate
touchstone is always good advice.
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"...and in thousands of other homes where our signal quality
had been poor. Recently, we installed a new Andrew
TRASARD antenna. We know that plenty of homes are wired
for cable, but usually only one set in each home. Our advertisers are buying the potential of reaching everyone in the
Morn, Dad, and the kids. Because of the Andrew
Trasar's circular polarization, we believe that we can more
easily reach those second, third and fourth sets, plus all the
non -cable homes in our coverage area.
"Today, we face more diverse competition than ever before.
Every additional set we can reach is part of our competitive
edge. Upgrading our broadcast signal is an investment in our
future that's paying off today."
and UHF Broadcast
Broadcasting Quality
You Can See.
President and
General Manager
Andrew Corporation
10500 W. 153rd Street
Orland Park, IL U.S.A. 60462
-800- 255 -1479
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Louisville, Kentucky
How do you obtain high
quality and performance with
today's tight budgets? Where do
you get a video system that can
deliver ?op quality video from
acquisition to master tape? How
do you reduce the appetite for
archive and machine real
estate? And what system do you
choose for compatibility with other machines already in the mix?
Panasonic's answer is the
lower-cost, high quality 1/2 -inch
videotape recording system, a
family of recorders priced like
3/4 -inch, but with performance
and quality more like one -inch.
With cassettes nearly 50% smaller than 3/4 -inch (and providing
up to 50% more recording time),
Panasonic's MII not only pro-
AU -410 Dockable Recorder mates with camcorder cameras of all the major brands.
recorders that work smarter, fit
better, and cost less than comparable systems.
AU -520 Portable Field Recorder with 90 minute
cassette record capability.
vides much more flexibility in the
field; it takes up far less archival
real estate. Matsushita's engineering and VLSI technologies
combine to make a new series of
If you're thinking 3/4 -inch
systems for the field, think again
You can compare 3/4 -inch to the
MII for price, but you can't compare the quality, features or performance. And, you simply can't
get a 3/4 -inch camera /recorder.
The AU -410 Dockable
Recorder mates to virtually any
video camera designed for
camcorder operation. Now, your
favorite camera can make pictures with quality that rivals that
of one -inch VTRs. The AU -520
Field Recorder provides all the
high -end production features
required in the real world, and,
unlike 3/4-inch, offers full 90minute video cassette record
capability in the field.
.1991 Matsushita
Don't let the low prices of
these studio production VTRs
fool you. All use full bandwidth
video and an advanced analog
component CTCM video signal
system for video excellence,
generation after generation.
MII machines feature self- cleaning heads, a drum motor confidence check during edits, a
modular power supply, plus a
Super Dropout Compensation*
(SDOC) system, which corrects
for up to one field.
For systems compatibility
with almost any mix of VTRs in
use today, each of the MII production VTRs includes a 9 -pin
RS-422A serial /parallel input via
an optional interface board.
To ensure reliability, all
levels using the system's Y/C in/
out for dubbing to or from S -VHS.
The AU -62 Studio Player is
the ideal utility machine for high
AU -63 Studio Player with AT-Auto Tracking for
superior slow- motion is the perfect companion
for an AU -65 -based suite.
AU -62 Studio Player, tie ultimate in low -cost, high
performance utility players.
Each recorder has digital time
base correction built -in, and
advanced VLSI techniques have
cut the total PC board area by 40
percent, power consumption by
40 percent, and system weight
by 20 percent.
Want the machine to wake up in a specific mode? A nonvolatile memory and on- screen
menus allow you to program
each machine's operating personality to suit yours: shuttle knob
speed, machine status and time
code displays, machine address,
ballistics emulation (C, Beta, MII,
SMPTE time code* or CTL,
pause -to- standby characteristics, etc.) or revert to the factory
default settings with one touch.
AU -65 Studio VTR, the perfect editing platform
for sourcing from MII or other formats.
Each MII VTR is completely
conversant with today's edit controllers, and is plug -compatible
quality, low -cost video playback.
The AU -65 Studio VTR is the perfect editing platform with 1 -event
assemble and insert editing for
video and audio.
Variable memory editing
makes the AU -65 incomparable
for slow- motion inserts.The AU -63
Studio Player with AT' AutoTracking is the perfect companion for an AU -65 -based suite or
wherever the best in variable
speed performance is important.
Panasonic's MII is a standing
invitation to every producer to
step up to the world of full bandwidth video. Now, the question
becomes, "Can you afford to pay
more for less?" That's a question
only you can answer.
AG -7750 S -VHS Recorder with Y/C 3.58 component
/O, time code, RS -422A and digital TBC assures
maximum quality dubbing to and from MII.
with 3/4 -inch VTR machines.
Acquire in S -VHS or distribute
in S -VHS at the highest quality
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One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
For more information call:1 -800- 524 -0864
The Pick Hits
of NAB '91
BE's panel of independent experts share their favorite
new products from NAB '91.
By Rick Lehtinen and Skip Pizzi,
technical editors.
occasionally, there are a few new prod-
ucts that stand out among the rest new
ideas that deserve special attention. To
highlight these products in a fair and unbiased fashion, BE convenes a Pick Hits
committee each year. This committee is
a group of industry experts who prowl the
aisles of NAB, scouting out what is new.
This year, we asked the Pick Hits committee to shop around as they normally
would, and to take good notes. Near the
end of the show, we plied them with orange juice and doughnuts, and asked them
to develop lists of what they found most
interesting. BE merely provided a forum;
the judges did the nominating and voting.
This year's list contains 10 new products
for radio and 10 for television. The judges
felt these products would have a positive
impact on this industry. We present the list
in alphabetical order.
meric window, a PC graphic display via
RS -232 or on an off -site PC via modem.
Display is in either real or past time, with
variable peak hold time and peak indication /alarms. Measurement of SCA injection and pilot injection /modulation is
provided, plus an adjustable loss -ofprogram alarm. Peak weighting time constants may be set from 100µs to 2ms, and
two level- adjusting loop -throughs are available for remote control of modulation levels. Displays include infinite or sliding window histograms, and a peaks- per-quarterhour window that can be saved to disk.
Three levels of password protection are included, and external alarms can be accepted and displayed.
Belar: The Wizard FM
modulation monitor
Broadcast Engineering
Eventide: VR240 DAT logger
Broadcast Electronics: CORE 2000
automation controller
Radio Pick Hits
The Wizard is a 1- rack -unit FM digital
modulation monitor capable of displaying
parameters on its 16-character alphanu-
provides VCA level control to all audio
sources. It can operate in a live-assist
mode, a semi-automated mode (part liveassist, part automated), a satellite mode or
a fully automated mode. The system's
memory is limited only by the size of its
hard disk. Insertions and deletions are accommodated without reprogramming,
and logs can be recalled from the hard
disk for printing or on- screen review.
This PC -based program automation controller features a user -friendly interface,
employing English -language programming
(song titles and spot names) rather than
event numbers. The CORE 2000 can manage up to 36 sources, handling all conventional machine control interfaces, plus
parallel- and serial /IR- controlled devices.
It also allows for future control protocol
updates. The controller also switches and
More than 180 track hours of 3.5kHz audio can be recorded on a single 120minute DAT cassette with this digital audio logger system. The VR240 is capable
of monitoring up to 24 channels. From 7.5
hours of 24 channels to more than one
week of mono audio can be recorded on
each cassette. An optional second transport doubles unattended recording time.
Silent periods on any channel are not recorded, ensuring that capacity is fully
used. Channel I /Os are on telco-type 50pin sockets. Monitor outputs include an internal speaker and 1/4-inch jacks for
headphone and line outs, selectable to any
combination of channels. An optional label printer prints start and stop times for
cassettes. Recorded time /date data allows
quick location for playback.
1991 Malsushita Elecluc Corporation of America
Panasonic won
an Emmy for the
M.A.R.C. Cassette
Library System, but
that didn't keep us
from improving it.
M.A.R.C. now has:
A multi -user, multi -tasking operating system (Santa
Cruz Operation SCO Xenix);
A new multi -user Data
Base Management System
An interconnected Cassette Dub Station for quick and
easy spot dubbing and program screening;
Multi- element cassettes
allowing program playback
and multiple spots per tape
with no change in software;
Up to seven remote
terminals to access M.A.R.C.
application software via an
Ethernet TCP /IP LAN.
With the new Panasonic
Half -Inch Composite Digital
VTRs, M.A.R.C. gives today's
demanding broadcaster unequalled quality, performance
and reliability at a fiscally
responsible price.
Cassette interchange is
assured -across the room or
across the country. The digital
system's new 8 -14 channel coding format with its edit
guardband breakthrough,
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solves the problem of guard bandless recording associated
with D -2. Advanced error
correction /concealment techniques, full field data shuffle
and four individually editable
audio channels add up to outstanding performance.
The marks Ethernet, Informix, SCO, Santa Cruz Operation and Xenix are the property of their respective owners.
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Find out what many broadcasters already know: 40,000
spots a day prove Panasonic's
MARC,, a winner, and real win ners keep on getting better.
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094.
For more details call: 1-800- 524 -0864
Harris: PT10FM/Digital 50 FM
transmitter and exciter
accommodated. An optional digital stereo generator in the decoder delivers composite to an FM exciter. The system requires 25dB less gain than an analog STL,
allowing reduction in antenna size.
Received dynamic range remains at
Orban: Optimod -FM 8200 audio
> 90dB, regardless of CNR, down to the
digital threshold.
Northeastern Communications Products: DRYGEN transmission line dryer
The PT1OFM /Digital 50 combines a
solid -state 10kW FM transmitter and a digital exciter. The transmitter is fully solid state, using parallel, low-voltage, hot replaceable power amplifier modules.
Wideband design eliminates tuning requirements, and a user-friendly display allows easy status reading and operation.
Tolerance of ambient extremes, high SWR
and power-line anomalies, plus a positive pressure cooling system and the use of
regulated, non-switching dual power supplies enhance reliability. The 50W exciter
is the first to use a numerically controlled
oscillator (NCO) for direct digital synthesis of the FM baseband with 18 -bit (0.6Hz)
resolution. Channel-selectable in 10kHz
increments without tuning, it exhibits high
immunity to interference and microphonics, and requires no linearity correction.
Moseley: DSP 6000 digital STL system
Digital STL transmission is now possible in the aural STL band with the DSP
6000 codec system, designed to mate with
Moseley STL radios. Using APT x-100 data
compression, it provides CD- quality stereo audio plus auxiliary channels in
500kHz bandwidth or less, with only
3.8ms delay. A 32kHz sampling rate is
used, and a bit error rate of >10 -4 without loss of quality is quoted. Up to four
program channels (AES /EBU digital I/O
available) and two data channels can be
Broadcast Engineering
The Optimod-FM 8200 digital audio
12 Motorola
DSP56001 chips in a structure that allows
it to completely reconfigure itself in milliseconds. It can variously emulate a wide band limiter, a 2 -band processor or an aggressive multiband device. Analog or
AES /EBU I /Os are provided, along with
two composite outputs from the built -in
(analog) stereo generator. A real time
clock allows automatic daypart processing,
and programmable passwords provide
security. Display and control are via a
front -panel LCD screen with five softkeys,
with optional software
on a remote PC. Thirty -two or 48kHz sampling
frequencies are available. Up to 32 user
presets may be stored, and special test
tones and presets aid in alignment and
processor uses up to
Pacific Recorders & Engineering:
In lieu of gas cylinders, the DRYGEN system extracts nitrogen from room air to develop an inexhaustible supply to pressurize transmission lines. In addition to
continuously supporting leaky lines, the
delivery of N2 gas instead of desiccated
air allows transmission lines to run at their
maximum ratings. This is because of nitrogen's higher dielectric strength and dew
point -lowering ability compared to dry air
in most applications. Nitrogen also eliminates oxidation, so O -rings and connecting bullets will have extended lifespans.
The risk of flashover fire is reduced because N2 is non -flammable. A passive
permeation membrane separates naturally
occurring nitrogen from the air by osmosis, with a compressor being the system's
only moving part. No chemicals are used.
4NMI in
Blending high -quality with increased
cost -effectiveness, the Productionmixer
provides advanced production capabilities
in an ergonomic design. Up to 28 inputs
(mic, stereo -line or multitrack I /O), and
two program, one mono, two stereo send
and two mix-minus outputs are supplied.
Telephone recording is flexibly accommodated with a variety of special features. Input modules offer balanced insert points,
dual input selection, 3 -band parametric
EQ, pre /post-fader send switching, pan
and positional solo. Mic inputs include
phantom power. Up to six remote machine
controls can be fitted. A digital clock (ESE slaveable) and event timer are included,
as are stereo cue speakers and comprehensive control room and studio monitoring. Up to 30dB of headroom is quoted,
with transformerless design.
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1:45 Wednesday, having fun.
Your client cracks you up.
One hour into the session he
laughs, takes another bite of apple,
says ..."this looks better than
the piece we did last week.
What's changed ?"
You could tell him
the only change
is your new Abekas A82 composite
digital switcher-its speed, digital
keyers, status monitor, digital
framestores, modular design
and lots more.
But you don't.
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Leading in Digital Innovation
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Dallas (214) 385 -4544 Los Angeles (818) 955 -6446 New York (516) 829 -0820 San Francisco (415) 369 -6791
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Call your local authorized Sony Tape Dealer to learn more about this offer.
Videoplay Industries, Inc.
Professional Products, Inc.
Atlantic Video Corporation
(203) 872 -9195
(301) 657-2141
(205) 879 -2555
Capital Cassette
Company of the Triad
(800) 444-8092
A &V
(919) 292 -9700
Saxitone Audio Video
Florida Video Systems
Audio Video Recorder
(305) 688 -6618
(602) 277-4723
(301) 595 -8800
(701) 258 -6360
Audio Video Distributors
Image Resources, Inc.
Producer's Tape Service
(407) 843-0043
(800) 969 -6909
Vaughan Associates
(800) 753-8080
Technical Industries Inc.
Video Supply Company
(512) 443 -3911
The Lerro Corporation
(215) 223 -8200
(800) 370-8273
(800) 880 -8327
(215) 443 -0700
Victor Duncan, Inc.
(214) 869 -0200
(708) 433 -8211
Tele- Measurements, Inc.
Peirce -Phelps, Inc. AVSD
Roscor Corporation
(201) 473 -8822
(800) 862 -6800
Pro Video Sales Co.
Swiderski Electronics
(215) 328 -7448
Audio Video Corporation
(518) 449 -1213
Burlington Audio /Video Tapes, Inc.
Audio Visual Concepts
Television Associates
(516) 678 -4414
(809) 753-7700
(415) 961 -6700
HAVE, Inc.
The Tope Company
(708) 595-3113
Videotape Plus, Inc.
Midwest Communications
(818) 764-7420
(606) 572-6753
(518) 828 -2000
Trident Productions
Matthew Miller Associates Ltd.
(800) 955-5660
(212) 741-8011
Videotape Products
Crimson Tech
Walt Davis Enterprises
A/V Systems,
W.H. Platts Co.
Tara Audio -Video Sales, Ltd.
Eastern Video Systems, Inc.
(212) 581 -6950
Consolidated Media Systems
(508) 667 -0009
(615) 244 -3933
Univisions Video Systems/
Communications, Inc.
(800) 836 -0604
(508) 658-3700
Magnetic Products
(901) 345 -9580
Video Central Inc.
H.B. Communications, Inc.
(800) 922 -2776
(301) 585 -6311
(801) 973 -9519
National Video Tape Co.
(206) 441 -1182
Premiere AVD Corporation
(206) 882 -1400
(206) 451 -1999
Or for the name of the authorized
(212) 573 -8652
(213) 461 -0700
(803) 723-1604
(617) 499 -4694
(512) 682 -5224
River City International
Maxima Magnetics, Inc.
Columbia Audio /Video
(800) 422 -2444
Professional Tape
Rio Radio Supply Inc.
(708) 364 -1900
(303) 238 -6493
Nolasco AV
(512) 722 -7825
(800) 523 -2472
(800) 323 -8148
Ceavco Audio Visual
MZB /Gray, Inc.
(214) 869 -4500
Steadi- Systems
(619) 268 -1100
(713) 524 -1956
A.I. Rosenthal Associates, Inc.
Tape Services, Inc.
Snader & Associates
(800) 451 -6920
Industrial Audio Video
(800) 888 -2140
(404) 458-2468
Project One A/V
(415) 332 -7070
(800) 443-8457
Video Service of America
(404) 455 -7610
(916) 646 -0033
Northern Video Systems
(818) 753 -8273
Comtel Instrument
(314) 569 -1334
Hoffman Video Systems
(213) 749 -3311
(614) 445 -8800
(813) 924 -3734
General Electronics Sys.
(415) 527-7700
Broadcast Video Corp.
VMI Co. of St. Louis
(818) 840 -0108
Video Systems
(419) 424 -0903
(800) 223 -0622
(415) 495 -3852
Comte) Video Products
B &J
Adolph Gasser Inc.
(713) 783-1449
(800) 422 -8866
(213) 498 -7776
Audio Visual Inc.
(305) 633-2200
A -Vidd
(214) 969 -6946
Sony Tape Dealer located nearest
you, please call your Sony Tape
Regional Sales Office:
Atlanta (404) 662 -3803
Chicago (108) 773 -6111
Dallas (214) 550 -5373
(212) 947-6960
Video Tape Distributors
Broadcast Rentals & Sales
(800) 327-3724
(800) 777-6222
Los Angeles (714) 229
New Jersey (201) 368 -5094
To Sonye®an
Emmy is more than
trophy. It's an affirmation. Winning the Emmy for "Developments in Metal Tape Technology" is further proof of our metal tape's astounding
picture and sound clarity. Recognition of Sony Professional Tape's contribution in raising the standards of the entire broadcasting industry.
And that's why Sony is the leader that video leaders follow.
®1991 Sony Commotion of Amenm. Sony s
registered lmdemod
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Potomac Instruments: Model 1901
digital AM antenna monitor
This digital AM antenna monitor displays jitter -free phase and true ratio measurements for up to 12 towers. The 1901
provides continuous analog output of all
measurements, and compatibility to any
microprocessor -based remote -control system. Local operation is also possible using front -panel controls. Control and measurement circuitry for each tower is
contained on a separate module, allowing
maximum cost -effectiveness in any application, and field-upgradability. This design
eliminates the need for input switching
within the device, and minimizes downtime if spare modules are on hand. The
unit measures ratios directly, independent
of power level, and with virtually no
modulation effect. Automatic polarity in-
dication is included, and phase accuracy
is quoted at ±1.0° for ratios from 0.2 to
Shure: FP41O automatic microphone
TV Pick Hits
create an edit decision list or render out
true video output using the system's print-
A51 digital effects system
Magni: Magni Monitor
True 3 -D special effects at a conservative price are provided by the A51 effects
system. The system does 3 -D perspectives,
translations and rotations about any axis.
A 3 -D corner pinning feature allows special effects in which a portion of video
must follow certain actions within the
frame. Effects are programmable to take
various times to execute.
A powerful option is WARP. This allows
users to bend and curve images into
cylinders, circles, ellipses, twists, zigzags,
bursts and flares, among others. The target framestore option enables trails, sparkles, smears, reveals and composites.
The full-bandwidth key channel enables
users to manipulate key signals simultaneously with the input video. A light-source
option allows users to include a range of
spotlighting and gleams.
The Magni Monitor is a compact
monitoring solution that eliminates the
CRT. The base unit digitally samples the
input video and produces a video signal
that can be displayed on any standard picture monitor. Users can adjust the displays
to their choice of color. Furthermore, users
can program alarm limits that change the
color of portions of the display that are
out of parameter.
The system operates in NTSC, PAL or
component analog modes (GBR, M -I1, Betacam and SMPTE). Both waveform and
vector monitoring versions are available.
The vector version includes an SC /H dis-
Avid Technology: 200-series Media
Advanced automatic mixing capability
is provided by the FP410. Four transformer- balanced, mic /line switchable inputs are under automatic level control,
with attenuation characteristics that don't
sound "automatic:' A (defeatable) "last mic
lock-on" feature prevents the gating of
room tone common to most automatic
mixers. It is also operable manually, and
includes a switchable- threshold limiter,
1kHz oscillator and LED metering (peak
or VU). Two balanced mono outputs (each
switchable mic /line) and an unbalanced
tape output are provided. Headphone
jacks (1/4 -inch and mini) include a separate level control, and can be switched between mixer output and a mini-jack monitor input. Master -switchable phantom
power and battery operation (two 9V) are
included. Up to 25 of the mixers can be
Broadcast Engineering
to -tape feature.
play. The waveform version includes an interchannel timing feature. The remote unit
attaches to the base by telephone jack or
BNC connections. An optional LCD display
is also available.
Digital F/X: Video F/X system
The 200 series non -linear editing system
takes advantage of the Macintosh platform
and J -PEG compression. System users
work visually, moving pictures and sounds
between storage bins with a mouse. The
system records and plays on reusable
phase -change optical disks. Up to two
hours of video and audio is available per
disc, with up to 12 hours instantly accessible per system.
JPEG compression gives editors image
clarity greater than VHS tape. An audio
waveform display system aids audio editing. Users can create graphics using various Macintosh application programs. After developing a sequence of images and
sounds that meets their needs, users either
Supporting all popular tape formats, the
Video F/X production system runs on any
Macintosh Ii configured with 8Mb of RAM
and at least a 200Mb hard drive (600Mb
recommended). Editing facilities include
logging, scripting and storyboarding. The
system can make split audio edits and preview audio and video edits. The system
also supports video mixing, fades and
The system chassis contains the video
and audio mixers and the tape machine
control system. The 32 -bit color frame
buffer card provides the anti -aliased titles
and graphics and performs keying functions. The system comes configured for
one source and one record VTR. All ca-
"Why I'm Sold on the Odetics Cart Machine"
"We're an independent/Fox station, so we air lots of
promotional spots in addition to the usual commercials. In all,
that amounts to around 1,000 spots every day. We used to
manually load everything. With so many spots being scheduled, incorrect numbers were bound to crop up. And numbers
were sometimes mis -read in master control. Wrong commercials were being aired.
Now playlists are generated by our traffic computer,
downloaded to the Cart Machine, and never touched by
human hands. That's saved a lot of on -air spots for us. And
that's what has absolutely sold us on the Odetics TCS2000.
My own job has sure been easier since the machine was
installed. I'm seeing more efficient organization in master
control. I don't worry anymore about losing material on air.
And our master control engineers don't spend so much time
handling carts now We're able to take care of other
engineering projects we never had time for before.
I've been happy with Odetics' service from the time we
bought the machine. I particularly liked the way they
shipped it in modules instead of sending the entire system
pre -assembled. Two Odetics field service engineers put the
modules together, installed software, and trained our
operators. It was all done quickly and efficiently.
If you're thinking about buying a cart machine, feel free
to give me a call at (206) 582 -8613. I'll be happy to tell you
personally what a difference the Odetics Cart Machine has
made at KCPQ."
Larry Brandt, Chief Engineer
KCPQ-13 Seattle
Director of Sales
Bill Keegan
(714) 774-2200
1515 South Manchester Avenue, Anaheim, California 92802 -2907 (800) 243 -2001 or (714) 774-2200
North Central
Emerson Ray
Chuck Martin
Bill Boyd
Ray Baldock
(818) 999 -9796
(612) 894 -2121
(201) 305 -0549
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David Scally
(800) 243-2001
Wheeler-Rex: Handy Bundler tie -wrap
inexpensive installation system using a
continuous belt of tie-wrap material, available in either white or black. To operate,
users simply pull a short length for the
front of the dispenser and wrap it around
the cables to be bundled, inserting the free
The judges
BE wishes to thank the panel of well-known
and respected experts who acted as Pick Hits
judges this year. The judges were asked not
to disclose their participation in Pick Hits during NAR They are revealed here for the first
This unique tie -wrap dispenser system
allows users to rapidly bundle cables or
do any other chore normally filled by the
nylon tie-wraps. The Handy Bundler is an
end into a notch on the front of the dispenser. The user then pulls the slack out
from the dispenser's rear and squeezes the
trigger. This firmly joins the dispensed belt
with a clip and trims off the ends of the
belt. Users need no tools except the dispenser to complete a tie-wrap installation.
Karl Renwanz
Vice president, engineering and
Boston, MA
Doyle Thompson
Vice president, engineering
The Weather Channel
Atlanta, GA
Marvin Born
Director of engineering
Columbus, OH
Harry Goldberg
Chief engineer
Rochester, NY
John Battison
asked for it.
DTR -313 Time Code Reader /Generator
LTC Generator
VITC Reader
VITC Generator
Character inserter
Wide Band LTC Reader
Slave to time code
it user bits
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scene resembled a mov-
ie. Blinding flashes of light from
1.000 -pound bombs illuminated
the city skyline against the
black night. Red tracer ,shells
from anti -aircraft cannon cut
through the darkness, searching
for unseen enemies. And somber news reporters recounted
live tie destruction they were
Americans, sitting in front of
their TV sets, watched the
events in real time as the allied
forces unleashed their massive
power against the madman
from Baghdad, Saddam Hussein. Although the images displayed on millions of televisions
looked like a Hollywood movie, it wasn't. It was war.
Desert Shield
History has been full of military madmen. These men, such
Broadcast Engineering
as Hitler, amassed military
might under the guise of defense, and then used that power against their enemies or
helpless bystanders. Such was
the case with Saddarn Hussein.
Despite his speeches, Hussein
unleashed his battle- hardened
army against the small country
of Kuwait (approximately the
size of New Jersey) on Aug. 2,
1990. The Iraq. 1(.0,000 -man
army quickly crushed the illprepared Kuwai-i resistance. In
a few hours, Iraqi had "annexed" an entire nation.
On Aug. 6, President Bush
moved the first of more than
June 1991
500,000 American troops into
Saudi Arabia. These troop., became the primary force in the
operation known as Desert
Shield. This force would ultimately involve more than
troops from 14
By late December, President,
Bush almost single -handedly
pushed an ultimatum through
the United Nations. The mandate ordered Hussein to get out
of Kuwait by Jan. 15, or be prepared to suffer the consequences. Two days after the
deadline, Bush delivered on his
The video war
eight hours ahead of the U.S.
Eastern time zone. When the
war began in the middle of the
15 Eagles streaked across the night III Baghdad. it was early
night sky of Baghdad, dropping, evening in the United States.
Within a hour after the bombthousands of pounds of bombs
on Iraqi military targets. Com- ing began. American viewers
bined with 'lbmahawk cruis huddled in front of their TV
missiles and radar-evading F- sets, watching in awe as the allied forces began to destroy
11 7A Stealth fighters with laser
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of Hussein's military empire be- Never before had a war been
gan. More than 1,000 sorties brought home live and in living
were flown in the first 14 hours. color. 'technology had made it
These missions marked the be- possible for us to witness the
in real
ginning of the most powerful destruction of a city
display of military might in his- time.
Modern electronic technolotory. Desert Shield had become
Desert Storm. War had begun. gy was the key tú the dramatic
coverage of the Gulf War. PortPrime time viewing
able satellite uplinks. small and
The reason the war had such portable video and audio equipan impact on the public was the ment gear, consumer -grade
fact that it began during prime camcorders and even -hattime TV viewing. Baghdad is phones- made it feasible for
At 3 a.m. Jan. 17, 1991 (7 p.m.
Jan. 16 in Washington), U.S. F-
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the bare minimum, these
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coverage of a war. This had
never before been possible.
Broadcast Engineering is
proud to provide this behind the-scenes glimpse at how news
crews half a world away
brought to the American public the destruction of Baghdad,
the liberation of Kuwait and the
victory of the allied forces. '
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(On/mired on
June 199'
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Broadcast technology
in the midst of war
Broadcast technology broke new ground to bring the
war home.
By Peter Hammar
Dusk was settling over Baghdad as
the city lights illuminated the dark.
Outside of the El Rashid Hotel, one
news crew was scrambling to set up a
video uplink to send the latest news of
the Gulf crisis back home to the United
States. As the reporter began his
standup, with gas mask in hand, the
sirens split the night air with a piercing
"I was scared to death the first night.
When the bombs went off, you'd see
the flash and a few seconds later you'd
feel the concussion, and it would shake
your knees...But after a while, you sort
of get used to it. By the third night,
you didn't think about it much, which
was good, because you'd drive yourself
crazy. Everybody was very concerned
with getting the story on the air and
didn't dwell on the fact that this could
get serious."
-Lenny Venezia of the NBC Baghdad
World War II. This was the first full -scale
war to be covered in the age of electronic and satellite news-gathering (ENG and
SNG), and much was learned
technically and journalistically
from the ex-
- -
This was a difficult and challenging remote in many respects. The Persian Gulf
area is approximately 4,065 air miles from
the nearest U.S. point of entry, and is eight
hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard
Three types of coverage
Beyond the technical challenges, military and political considerations limited
electronic reporting of the Gulf War. Iraqi
leader Saddam Hussein was a regular CNN
viewer. The U.S. military feared that if it
allowed uncontrolled coverage of the war,
the Iraqis could adjust their tactics according to what they saw on television. To protect themselves, the U.S. Department of
Defense (DOD) and its allies set up the
Joint Information Bureau (JIB) in Saudi
Arabia to control broadcasters' access to
the news and their newsrooms back home.
Raw videotaped footage from "pool"
reporters who were traveling with the military in the desert was physically carried
And so it began. One of the most extensive electronic and satellite news gathering efforts in the history of broadcasting was launched on Aug. 2, 1990.
That was the day Iraq invaded Kuwait,
triggering the chain of events that led to
the coalition attack on Iraq on Jan. 16,
1991. Broadcast engineers had to mobilize
for high -quality, round -the -clock coverage
of the largest military confrontation since
Hammar is owner of Hammar Communications, San Carlos,
Broadcast Engineering
ABC correspondent Peter Jennings prepares for
a standup during President Bush's visit to the
troops during the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photographer: Brent Petersen, Capital Cities/ABC)
June 1991
by JIB couriers to editing rooms in
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for limited satellite transmission to the United States. All
transmissions were censored at least twice
by the United States and coalition military
representatives. Some videotaped pool
reports on the fighting reached American
TV screens hours or even days late, which
made the coverage similar to that during
the Vietnam War.
Electronic news organizations that cov-
ered the war included CNN, ABC, NBC,
CBS, BBC, ITN, WTN, Visnews, NPR, AP
and UPI. Not surprisingly, most news-
gatherers including all four American
TV networks took their coverage of the
war beyond JIB-controlled output. They
moved portable "flyaway" uplink dishes
beyond the reach of military censors to get
the rest of the story unilaterally, thus creating a second type of reportage from the
Gulf. The dangers of unilateral coverage
were great. Crews could fall into Iraqi
hands, come under enemy or "friendly"
fire, or be arrested by the allies for violating the pool coverage agreements their
networks had made with the U.S. military.
A third type of Gulf War reportage consisted of a more traditional approach, with
electronic journalists and big-name American anchors reporting live and on tape
with "standups" (talking before a camera)
from places recognized for their news interest and occasional danger, but not actually on the front lines. These sites included Dhahran in eastern Saudi Arabia,
Riyadh in the Arabian interior, the Jordanian capital of Amman, and Tel Aviv in
Israel. The live standup reporting before
and during the war usually integrated
videotaped clips from DOD media pools
and some unilateral footage, which had to
be cleared along with the scripts for the
standups before the whole package could
be uplinked to New York or Atlanta.
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Preparations for war
The relatively slow build -up of coalition
troop positions in Saudi Arabia in the summer and fall of 1990 gave TV news organizations time to put into place a wide array of equipment and people to run and
service the gear. News directors and their
engineering departments correctly
guessed that there was enough time before hostilities would erupt to assemble
and field -test hundreds of bits and pieces
once everything arrived on site. It had
been 20 years since Vietnam, the networks' last large-scale war coverage. With
cutbacks in personnel and equipment purchases, the networks had to "reinvent the
wheel" in the Gulf. Hard economic times
prevented broadcasters from fielding
dozens of ENG and SNG teams on only a
chance of war in the region. Broadcast engineering teams in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East experienced
an inevitable "learning curve :' Many
wished they'd had the equipment and expertise at the beginning of the conflict that
they had by the end.
Elliott Reed, ABC's ENG manager in
New York, described his network's approach to Gulf War coverage. "The
amount of equipment that we sent in, although large, did not equal what we have
sent to other events. This war was not the
type of event that warranted great transmission systems and many, many tape machines and a high level of communication.
It was more of a news -gathering operation,
sort of like a big bureau, where you have
a lot of cameramen going out and shooting stories, with a few edit systems and a
satellite to feed it back. It wasn't a complicated setup."
Getting network news people and equipment in and out of reporting sites, especially Dhahran, which had no direct
flights, was complicated. The American
networks had to fly people and supplies
into the region via Dubai and other neighboring countries, and then convoy the
equipment, first by truck to Riyadh, and
then on to Dhahran. (See Figure 1.)
The networks hedged their bets and improvised. Engineering teams consisted of
a mix of battle -trained veterans, along
with people who had never worked outside of the United States. The networks
sent over a mix of technologies as well.
Video uplinks ranged from small 1.8m
portable flyaways to truck -mounted dishes. Video recorder formats ranged from
ancient U- matics, to the traditional Beta cam and MII, to new 8mm and Hi8 camcorders. Most network ENG and SNG
equipment, including generators and interconnects, had not been tested in their
field configuration before shipment to the
Middle East. Basics, such as vehicles and
provisions for field teams, were scrounged
from local sources. No one at the networks
Broadcast Engineering
knew how much and what kind of access
they would have to the news on the front
if a shooting war started. Newsgathering
improved over the course of the 6 -week
war, as broadcast engineers located the
equipment they needed and taught them-
ware wasn't always the best. At first, the
only generator the CBS crew in Dhahran
could buy was a broken-down diesel that
wouldn't maintain frequency. (The crew
had to set the unit at 62Hz to come close
to 60Hz under full load.)
selves how to set up quickly and efficiently
under difficult circumstances.
Getting equipment past customs officials
presented a problem, especially early on.
One tech with international experience
said he had never been on location where
there was no "local fixer" to help get gear
into the country. Saudi Arabia is, to a large
extent, still a closed society, and no American news organization had been able to
establish a permanent presence and better local contacts. Some crews in Dhahran
went without their baggage for several
weeks. Once the Saudis and their American counterparts became better acquainted, the situation went more smoothly.
The Saudis also placed a security embargo on electronic equipment entering
the country, allegedly fearing electrically
detonated bombs and other devices. Flyaway uplinks, many with almost two dozen travel cases, created a special problem
getting past customs officials. Occasionally, officials thought that spare parts sent
in for uplink repairs were a second uplink,
Living conditions in Dhahran, Riyadh
and Amman were tolerable for most
broadcast personnel. Food and other essentials were trucked in to avoid airport
which would require new import
Network crews had to arrange locally
for major supplies, such as cars, tires and
large generators. This task was difficult be-
cause the coalition had bought or confiscated almost everything needed to wage
war. Only small generators could be
shipped from back home, and local hard-
closures. Water in Saudi Arabia was desalinated ocean water stored in huge tanks,
which were surrounded by heavy antiaircraft batteries and other protective
Equipment in the desert broadcast operations was continually covered with a light
film of dust. But remarkably, most network maintenance techs did not blame
their few equipment failures on it.
Nevertheless, CNN sent several 240V air
compressors to Dhahran, and a daily
maintenance ritual of blowing sand and
dust out of all the camcorders and other
gear was established.
Temperature presented a worse problem. Spotlights and their ballasts blew because of rapid temperature changes as
great as 40° E The freezing nighttime desert temperatures caused batteries to die
quickly, especially silver cells. Early in the
campaign, a camcorder left in the sun for
even a few minutes could fail from heat
radiating off an asphalt surface of 150° F
or more.
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Getting video uplinks into Baghdad dur-
Map of the Persian Gulf area showing important sites in the conflict's coverage.
June 1991
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ing the fall of 1990 was impossible. Arranging for dedicated 4 -wire lines from
Baghdad also proved impossible for all but
one news organization. (A 4-wire is a private audio line with two leads in and two
leads out for dedicated full- duplex com-
was pressured into leaning toward the Iraqis. As a result, Iraqi broadcast and telephone people would talk only to Jordanian broadcast engineers about technical
arrangements. All the networks quickly
established a presence in Amman and a
ing the use of extremely low look angles.
(See Figure 2.)
Phone lines through the Dhahran Hotel switchboard were limited, and new telco lines were impossible to obtain. Most
munication, which avoids the central
switching office of the local phone company. The switching office was knocked
out in Bagdhad early on the first night of
bombing.) Networks typically use 4 -wires
for general communication with their U.S.
newsrooms, giving them an open line 24
hours a day. Either end can push a button
and talk without going through normal telephone circuits and connection delays.
These lines are sometimes used as backups to satellite audio or for interruptible
foldback (IFB) communication during video uplinks.
Before the shooting war started, only
CNN had been able to obtain a 4-wire connection between CNN Center in Atlanta
and the El Rashid Hotel in Baghdad,
where all Western correspondents, electronic and print, lived and worked. CNN
had arranged with Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV) to establish a 4 -wire connection from Amman to Atlanta (via copper, coax, terrestrial microwave and an
INTELSAT transponder). JRTV then had
its Iraqi contacts install a direct 4 -wire line
from CNN's hotel rooms in Baghdad to
JRTV's studios in Amman, bypassing the
Iraqi central telephone switching center.
Amman became one of the most important "windows to Baghdad" during the
Gulf conflict. At first, Jordan's King Hussein remained neutral, but eventually he
working relationship with JRTV, although
none was as successful as CNN.
phone lines from the hotel, but 15 or more
lines could be obtained by multiplexing
and digitally compressing audio signals
into a 19.2kbit /s subcarrier on the satellite's feed. This allowed network office
phones in Dhahran to become off premises extensions of their headquarters'
telephone systems. Although modems
could not be used with this system, networks were able to feed news computer
data to Dhahran in this way.
Video and data
satellite uplinks
Dhahran and Riyadh were the first major uplink sites in the Persian Gulf area.
U.S. viewers watching correspondents do
standup reports near the swimming pool
at the Dhahran International Hotel became accustomed to seeing the bluebubble changing rooms behind them. Out
front on the grounds of the hotel, an "antenna forest" of dishes had sprouted.
To assure steady access to transponders,
the networks coordinated their satellite
use by prearranged purchases of bird time
and kept lines of communication open
among network uplink managers and satellite transponder vendors. The available
satellites included those with fixed and
variable orbits. Crews in the field with easily maneuverable portable dishes were
sometimes assigned what one tech called
birds that have unstable
"inclined" orbits because of orbital decay
after exhausting their station-keeping fuel.
These required dish re-tweaking every few
minutes. The large uplinks in Dhahran and
Riyadh, which were more difficult to steer,
typically used the fully geostationary satellites. Satellites that were used were often
far to the east or west of the Gulf, requir-
Camcorder wars
Iraqis and coalition forces weren't the
only combatants in the Gulf theater. Competing tape formats made one of the biggest technical stories of the war. Considerations for choosing equipment for desert
duty included (in order) cost, weight,
handiness of the unit and the recording
media, and video/audio quality.
Given the large commitment by the U.S.
networks to Betacam and MII, these two
formats were the logical choice for Gulf
War duty. For example, 95% of ABC footage was shot in Betacam. NBC shipped
over some MII equipment, and was the
only network to use that format.
Some NBC crews insisted on being able
to "talk to" other formats, especially in
pool feed situations where tapes were being exchanged among networks. For example, NBC went into Baghdad in mid-
Figure 2.
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One network's SNG feed paths and satellites used to bring the story back to the United States.
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February with only the Betacam and 8mm
formats, which their uplink partners WTN,
Visnews, ABC, and CBS were all using. MII
in the pools would have been a "unique
substance in a sea of Betacam, 3/4 -inch
and 8 /Hi8;' according to one observer not
associated with any of the networks.
The Gulf War, in regard to tape format,
has been called "The 8mm War:' Use of
Hi8 and 8mm formats by TV networks for
the first time helped increase the visibility of new, small ENG camcorders. Osten-
sibly consumer formats, Hi8 and its predecessor, standard 8mm, are entering the
professional field just as U-matic did in
1972, when the market began to create
a myriad of professional applications for
a new technology. CBS News representa-
tives said that considerations of "acceptable quality, low cost, light weight, convenience and battery life in outfitting a
network camera crew" led to their increased use of 8mm and Hi8 during the
Gulf campaign. The military had also told
Uplink dishes around the Dhahran International Hotel. Note the blue domes in the left background, the visual backdrop for most reports filed from the site. The domes are changing rooms
for the hotel swimming pool. (Photographer: Brent Petersen, Capital Cities/ABC)
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network executives sending cameramen
to the JIB pools, "If they can't easily carry it, don't bring it" Because the camera
people were also required to carry about
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and the camcorder itself. I'd be down on
the ground and, even with a little Hi8 unit,
I couldn't get up unless I rolled over on
my stomach. You couldn't sit up. That's
how heavy everything was. We just
couldn't have carried more stuff :'
Consumer 8mm and Hi8 units were
readily available to non -camera people onsite, so that if they saw something happen,
they could grab a camera and immediately start shooting.
Disposability was another consideration.
If chemicals had gotten on the camcorders or they had been wrecked in the field,
it would have been less painful to throw
away the $2,000 or $8,000 Hi8s than the
$40,000 Betacams.
On the other hand, there were still some
complaints about the 8mm and Hi8 hardware. The light tape transport occasionally led to tape tension problems, and
some engineers felt that the 1 -chip CCD
units were not up to broadcast quality.
Others complained that Hi8's color-under
technique did not yield chroma as rich and
true as professional formats, with severe
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The biggest complaints about the
smaller and less -expensive 8mm camcorders were that they did not have the frameaccurate 8mm time code, removable
lenses, 1/4-inch or XLR audio jacks, manual gain control and a good manual iris.
Ideally, they also needed to handle bright
contrasts like a 3-chip camera, and remain
as small and lightweight as possible in 1piece camcorder form.
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decided to use Hi8 exclusively. However,
the networks say they will continue to limit the format to applications where lightweight and low cost are paramount.
mostly for rough cuts. Any Hi8 and 8mm
non -pool footage was usually bumped
over to Betacam on -site for rough cutting
and then transmission on the pool satellite, although raw Hi8 and 8mm was also
fed directly.
Batteries and generators
ENG and SNG run on batteries and gaso-
line. Network planners had known that
the 220V/50Hz mains power would be unreliable in the Middle East, especially in
time of war. Therefore, provisions were
made for backup generators. These became useful when a Scud missile or oth-
er alert was sounded, because the Saudis
would usually shut down mains supply at
the first hint of attack.
Most operations ran on generator power because of the danger of power failures
during broadcasts and editing sessions.
Transportable AC generators also became
essential, including up to 25kVA truck mounted diesel units. One electric -start
5.5kVA gasoline generator was popular
because of its silenced exhaust and soundbaffling engine hood. Because editing and
uplinking were not constant, some crews
tolerated the inconvenience of resetting
equipment whenever the power went out
and came back on. Gas supplies and maintenance for the generators, however, remained a problem throughout the crisis.
Meanwhile, camcorder battery life was
affected by the wide swings in ambient
temperature and varied with how often
operators used their power zoom lenses.
Crews typically took large numbers of extra batteries, sometimes three or four days
worth, on the assumption that there would
be times when they wouldn't have a
chance to recharge. As long as a generator was running, charging batteries in a
hurry was no problem. Field technicians
had enough AC fast -chargers to handle the
hundreds of batteries eaten up in the field
each day by ENG crews. When no generator was available, a few crews powered
their AC chargers with 600W square wave
DC-to -AC inverters driven from their vehicles' batteries. The method was electri-
cally inefficient but convenient if a crew
lacked a DC- to -DC- converting charger.
SNG crews usually ran a generator to
power an uplink, and could piggyback a
few chargers. All uplinks required AC, and
most drew approximately 4kW when
operating, while INMARSAT telephone uplinks drew approximately 400W. Most SNG
operations ran 4.5kVA to 6.5kVA generators 16-24 hours a day.
Shooters with the DOD pool out in the
desert were the most dependent on batteries. These pool members, isolated from
their network operations base in Dhahran
for days at a time, drove military HMVs
(Humvees), jeep -like vehicles with 24V systems. Most DC-to -DC battery chargers
could take either 12V or 24V, which allowed pool members to charge them from
their vehicles' batteries if there was time.
Otherwise, military couriers carried dead
batteries back to Dhahran or other points,
along with freshly shot footage on their
way to the JIB for review. Recharged batteries came back with blank tape for more
shooting. Camera crews sometimes left
their AC chargers at military checkpoints
that had generators. As a courtesy, the
soldiers there charged journalists' camera
batteries, and then returning couriers
picked up the charged batteries on their
way back to the front.
Solar battery chargers also played an important role. NBC's engineers were introduced to DC -to-DC solar chargers in Saudi Arabia by an Australian ENG crew. They
quickly bought solar chargers from an
Australian source and built mechanical
Editing in the field
TV networks had access to so much sat-
ellite transponder time that they put on
live reports whenever possible. Most news
crews in the desert did not like to do editing in the field. Instead, they preferred to
gather taped footage or do live shots and
standups, and then let headquarters worry about editing it. Most serious editing
was done in stateside newsrooms, using
footage from unilateral and pool sources
as well as standups from Dhahran and
Riyadh. Pentagon pool members were forbidden to do any editing in the field. They
were required to transmit only raw footage on the pool uplink.
The few unilateral SNG crews dashing
around the desert had no time to edit their
work, so they preferred to produce live
segments for immediate uplinking on flyaways to the United States. In Dhahran, all
four U.S. TV networks had Betacam SP
field editing systems, which were used
U.S military helped an ABC crew move their uplink dishes through deep sand into position for
a Good Morning America broadcast. The location was a forward base of the Seventh Cavalry
in the northwestern Saudi Arabian desert. (Photographer: Brent Petersen, Capital Cities/ABC)
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the end of the cycle.
Some techs experimented with adapting large Betacam batteries to Hi8 or 8mm
use. The small- format camcorders drew so
little power that shooters could get 80 to
90 minutes on one battery. CBS also
adapted throw- away-type lithium batteries that provided 32 hours running time
for a Hi8 camcorder.
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gear in and near their hotels in Dhahran
and Riyadh, the first dramatic use of new,
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cut off. The Iraqis shut down the WTN uplink just after Baghdad Television and electrical power were knocked out. Without
their own satellite uplinks in Baghdad, the
networks were left with no SNG.
Some of the most important coverage
of the Gulf War on television then began
as a kind of radio broadcast with pictures.
CNN's Peter Arnett, John Holliman and
Bernard Shaw began filing live audio -only
reports via the CNN 4 -wire from their hotel room in Baghdad. Viewers at home
heard the reports while staring at the cor-
respondents' photographs superimposed
over a map of the Middle East. CNN had
the line from Baghdad for just 17 hours
the night bombing and Iraqi anti -aircraft
fire. (See the related article, " Nightscopes;'
on page 72.) Other networks used the
ABC footage, which was transmitted on
a WTN uplink. Almost immediately thereafter, all video uplinks in Baghdad were
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June 1991
The satellite phone
Once fighting broke out and communications to Baghdad were cut off, correspondents and crews mistakenly feared
that using the satellite telephone uplinks
might attract U.S. missiles designed to
home in on enemy radar and other facilities using similar frequencies. (The bombs
were reportedly "smarter" than that.)
Once allied bombing had knocked out the
majority of Iraqi air defenses and the coalition could bomb Iraq more or less at will,
Arnett was willing to restore contact with
the outside using his INMARSAT satellite
telephone. The unit remained the mainstay of his reportage from Baghdad until
the middle of February, when American
network SNG crews were allowed back
into the Iraqi capital with video uplinks.
Arnett used a portable satellite telephone that weighed 75 pounds and lit in
a single suitcase. The unit could beam his
calls directly from the roof of the hotel to
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in the world. Calls to the United States
were relayed to earth stations on the East
and West coasts, where they were routed
through regular commercial telephone
lines to final stateside destinations. INMARSAT handled the billing the same way
any long distance service does. Calls cost
approximately $7 to $10 per minute. The
ground stations were often clogged with
calls at peak hours, taxing the system's capacity. Arnett and others reported often
having to wait to get a dial tone.
The road to Baghdad
Western journalists were allowed to return to Iraq in the middle of February. Arrangements for the cross -country trip were
made through Jordanian contacts. ABC,
NBC and CBS all used a portable uplink
in Baghdad supplied by WTN, while CNN
brought in its own flyaway. Amman remained the source for food, gasoline and
other supplies. Provisions were shared
when necessary, although each network
attempted to truck in its own supplies. All
electricity was provided by the networks'
gasoline generators.
The network crews traveling the
Amman -to- Baghdad highway were worried that their convoys might be mistakenly attacked by coalition air forces, so they
painted large red letters denoting their affiliation on the roofs of their trucks.
Burned out shells of Jordanian and Iraqi
trucks were scattered along the pitted 6lane superhighway. Fortunately, most of
the bomb damage was centered on the
medial strip, so the network convoys were
able to pass on the outer two lanes with
few problems.
Everyone lived and worked at the El
Rashid Hotel in downtown Baghdad, just
as they had before the war. Although food
was in reasonable supply, fresh water at
the hotel ran for only an hour a day, between 5 and 6 p.m. Crews would race back
to their rooms every afternoon to take ice
cold showers (there was no running hot
water) and do laundry in the bathtub. In
a local Baghdad shop, one network engineer found five solar heaters designed
to heat enough water for short, warm
showers. He bought all five of them. Most
American network staffers were surprised
to find the weather so cold in Baghdad.
The temperature inside the El Rashid was
sometimes colder than the outside air. Occasionally, winter winds up to 90 mph
chilled news crews who were trying to
maintain uplink dishes.
Reporting from the Iraqi side subjected
the networks to even more censorship
than they had experienced in the Pentagon's JIB pools. The Iraqis provided the
crews with government "minders," whose
job it was to monitor the output of the
reporters and control where they went
and to whom they talked.
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The networks' Baghdad operation
represented "minimalist broadcasting."
Typically, each network crew had only two
engineers. Union technicians with strict-
The ABC operations room in the Dhahran International Hotel. (Photographer: Brent Petersen, Capital Cities /ABC)
ly defined job descriptions found themselves handling everything from editing to
live camera, and helping out wherever
they could. The crews brought plenty of
provisions but little equipment to minimize losses if they had to get out in a
When the fighting stopped in Kuwait
and southern Iraq in early March, most
Western news crews were again expelled
from Baghdad. Most networks left behind
a local Iraqi cameraman to shoot 8mm
footage and feed the video right off the
camera through the British WTN uplink
facility, which also remained behind.
Unilateral coverage and the
liberation of Kuwait
The unilateral or independent news gathering crews in the desert showed the
same improvisational creativity and daring as those network crews who went
back into Baghdad. All four U.S. TV networks used unilateral crews during the
Gulf War. Working this way was risky.
Only their base stations in Dhahran knew
where they were, and that location fix was
often vague. Unilateral crews could become targets of "friendly fire;' because the
U.S. military also never knew where they
were. The crews were dressed in military -
desert fatigues and drove
camouflage -colored vehicles with coalition
markings, making them bona fide targets
for the Iraqis. The U.S. military took a dim
view of renegade ENG /SNG crews that
broke from the pool system and operated
unilaterally, fearing their reports would
provide the enemy with valuable information. The military was also concerned
about the safety of these crews. As a result, the JIB in Dhahran issued more than
one warrant for the arrest of American
electronic journalists and their crews.
Like some of their colleagues at other
networks, one CBS crew devised an SNG
reporting method based around a mobile
uplink, using swift "hit-and -run" tactics:
While the reporter was getting the story
in the area and preparing for the standup,
two technicians unpacked the uplink from
their pickup truck, set it up, shot and sent
the standup in a few minutes, and then
tore it down and got out all within an
hour. This sort of approach is common to
domestic TV ENG operations, but it had
not been tried on a daily basis in a war
zone in the middle of a desert. With two
cameras and a small switcher, the crew
was able to make the feeds to New York
look somewhat polished. With practice,
the quality and speed improved to the
point that the crew was able to start transmitting a live standup 30 minutes after the
truck was stopped.
At first glance, a dedicated, modified 4wheel drive SNG truck would seem to be
the best vehicle for such a crew. But its
high profile, weight and lack of ruggedness made it unsuitable for desert conditions. As one observer put it, "It's a lot easier to throw portable gear from a truck
that's broken-down or stuck in the sand
into another one than to try to cope with
a big, heavy, dedicated ENG vehicle:' Bob
McKeown's CBS crew used three vehicles.
Two generators, two batphones, the uplink, all the cable runs, gas in 5- gallon cans
and miscellaneous gear were loaded into
a pickup truck and covered with a camouflage tarp. The crew rode in two Land
Rovers filled with their cameras, tools, other gear, clothes, food and water.
The crew had to be careful about gas
consumption while in the desert, because
they had to carry what they needed. The
0.8 gallon -per -hour rate of the 4.5kVA
generator served the crew's purposes well,
because it ran the uplink and some other
gear for up to 41/2 hours on one tank of
gas. The engineers brought plenty of 110V
power cable with them, because even with
its muffler, the generator was still so noisy
that the crew had to place it behind a sand
dune or other obstruction and run 50 feet
or more of power cable to the uplink /standup site.
The crew used a batphone for 1FB, hitting the INMARSAT 338 relay satellite. The
video uplink used an INTELSAT bird,
which required a 7° look angle. In the desert, the crew sometimes had to dig a hole
in the ground to pivot the dish up and
Challenges for radio coverage
Although the bulk of the audiences' attention was attracted by TV coverage from
the Gulf, radio had its share of listeners
and technical lessons. Although audio
paths are generally more widely and
quickly available from the field than those
for video, the distances and economics involved still made radio's task difficult. Neil
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poisonous gas? Later, these fears were
found to be groundless, but in the meantime, the stress was enormous. Crews also
realized that running to the cellar of the
hotel whenever the air raid sirens sounded was a mistake, because the building
The uplink dish used by the CBS SNG crew sits on the back of its pickup truck on Feb. 27, the
morning after the liberation of Kuwait City. The look angle to the satellite was only 7° (Photographer: Ed Jackson, CBS News.)
might collapse if it were hit by a Scud
Media crews in combat zones sometimes report a sense of isolation from the
rest of the world as they are caught in
their own maelstrom. However, most
American news crews felt informed about
events in the Gulf War beyond what they
were reporting, because of their regular
radio contact with staffers in the rear areas
of the war and with New York and Atlanta. Everyone listened to the BBC World
Service and the Voice of America on
shortwave radio. Crews in Amman,
Dhahran and Riyadh were able to receive
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The narrowband audio quality of dial up phone lines
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radio. However, wideband audio lines
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For example, after Kuwait City's liberation
(a "story -rich environment;' as Conan put
it), higher audio fidelity would have aided in bringing the true sound of the city's
celebration back home.
Throughout the conflict, the only wide band audio circuit provided for radio
crews' use was a single audio subcarrier
on the pool video feed via satellite from
Dharan, and even this was not always
available. Therefore, the general method
of filing for radio was a dial -up phone.
However, at peak filing times, the phones
in the Dharan Hotel were so clogged with
reporters' calls that it could take up to 40
minutes to get a dial tone. Outside of Dharan, U.S. radio reporters had no way of
feeding, unless they were lucky enough
to find a working telephone. None of the
radio crews had any unilateral feeding
Once inside Kuwait, U.S. radio crews had
to beg for time on satellite phones carried
by the print pool and BBC Radio. (Telephone service and electricity was out of
order in Kuwait City for weeks after its
liberation.) After several days, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information set up three satellite phones in the capital for use on a
first-come first -serve basis, for anyone who
could pay the $40 per minute charge. Although the lines were generally tied up by
Kuwaitis making personal calls, Neil Conan and fellow NPR reporter Deborah
Amos were among the first to file from
one of these phones. "Three news spots
cost us $1,500;' Conan recalled.
Wartime safety gear, such as gas masks,
can help inspire confidence. Rob Schafer
of CBS said, "You sort of 'bond' with your
gas mask after a while, something you
keep with you all the time :' Operating video editing gear while wearing a gas mask
was a challenge. Those who wore eyeglasses had to wear them outside of their
masks. The newer masks that arrived later
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In addition to some overtime, travel and
per diem costs, few network engineers
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Broadcast Engineering June
The CBS staff in Dhahran, editing incoming video from their unilateral and pool crews in the
field, were forced to wear gas masks while working during the many alerts. (Photographer: Quent
Neufeld, CBS News.)
Danger in the desert:
The psychology of wartime ENG /SNG
Unless news -gathering becomes completely robotic, people will be involved in
getting the job done. Although Gulf War
network shooters and other crew members sometimes seemed to have "ice water in their veins:' they naturally felt fear
and frustration. They also experienced
some changes in their beliefs about the
people and the places they were covering
for their networks. Crews who saw the
shooting war said their fear subsided after a few days of exposure, although most
admitted that they didn't get used to the
fear, they just weren't dwelling on it as
But what they didn't know made them
as nervous as what they did know. Could
the Scuds home in on RF emissions from
their SNG /ENG gear? Could they carry
Gearing up for safety
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As the nighttime bombing on Baghdad commenced, the world witnessed
live for the first time the awesome power of modern warfare. The dark, yet
brightly lit, Baghdad skyline was
streaked with the red tracers of antiaircraft cannons and the fiery yellow of
bomb blasts. TV viewers watched from
front -row seats as the allies began the
destruction of Saddam Hussein's military machine.
and generate secondary electrons,
which strike a phosphor screen (the
screen is proximity -focused just behind
the microchannel plate). A relay lens
then couples the screen's output image
to the camera body. (See Figure 1.)
An automatic brightness control circuit (ABC) is included to prevent damage to the output screen when a bright
scene is viewed. Special night- vision
camera lenses with lower f -stops and
The secret of the dramatic images
relayed in the early hours of the Baghdad bombing lies in the use of two technologies: nightscopes and 8mm cam corders. Combined, these two devices
allowed news crews to relay to the world
the massive destructive capability of
modern air power.
higher resolution are recommended.
Also, if the camera's original objective
lens is used, its auto-iris function should
be defeated to avoid oscillation between
the ABC and the camera's auto -iris.
How the nightscope works
7ivo types of nightscopes were used
for most of the coverage, a Litton Industries M911A Modular Night Vision Unit
and a monochrome infrared camera.
The infrared imager is capable of
producing an image in absolute darkness. Any light actually spoils the video. The Litton nightscope simply amplifies what light is present in the scene.
The M911A nightscope is an active device powered by a pair of AA batteries,
with a lifespan of approximately 40
hours. The image at the scope's input
generates photoelectrons on a photocathode. Next, these electrons are accelerated through an electric field of
several thousand volts, then directed to
a phosphor screen where they yield
many more photons than contained in
the original image.
This process must be accomplished
without distorting the spatial and brightness relationships of the image. To do
so, the camera's objective lens is used
to focus the image on the nightscope's
input photocathode. The electron multiplier, which follows, is composed of a
thin, flat plate perforated by millions of
tiny holes (a microchannel plate) and
charged with a bias voltage.
The bias causes the electrons to be attracted toward the back of the plate. As
they travel through the holes to get
there, they strike the holes' inner walls
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Although some nightscope footage
was shot using special Betacam and MII
units, the four U.S. TV networks did
most of their nocturnal videography using the nightscopes and 8mm camcorders.
Weight was one important reason for
selecting 8mm camcorders. Nightscopes
can weigh as much as 25 pounds and
measure up to 18-inches long, making
the 8mm camcorder /nightscope cornbination easier to use. "Who wants to
lean out of a hotel window with 20
pounds or more of Betacam and a 25pound nightscope?" replied one tech
when asked why he used 8mm instead
of Betacam.
CNN news photographer Kit Swartz
carried what he called his "Weeniecam;'
an 8mm camcorder on which the nightscope could be placed with a C -mount
between the lens and the body. The result was a 2 -foot long lens supported by
an approximately 1/4- inch -deep threaded mount that was extremely delicate.
Although Swartz constantly feared the
unit would break, the contraption held
together without any problems throughout his several weeks with DOD ENG
pools. He says that next time he would
like a more rugged unit for night work.
Independent Television News (ITN)
used the more traditional monochrome
infrared cameras. CBS used a camera
modified by Israeli Television with a laser and a photo multiplier. Laser night scopes may produce better pictures than
traditional nightscopes, but they have
one huge drawback: danger. One network engineer summed up his reservations about laser night vision. "I
wouldn't have turned on a laser out
there no matter what they paid me.
With the night vision that [soldiers from]
both sides had, a laser beam shows up
like an arc welder." Using a laser night scope could result in the electronic journalist becoming the target of what he
was "shooting:'
1. The nightscope is placed between the objective lens and the TV camera, coupled to the image plane of the camera by a relay lens.
F ield production lenses have a
strenuous life. They're used in the
rain, in the snow, in sand and surf,
and anywhere else the action takes
them. So when it's time to choose
a field production lens, it pays to
make an educated decision.
"f" number versus focal length.
Most field lenses have a maximum
aperture of f1.4 or f1.6. However,
at maximum focal length, the full
aperture of the lens will be reduced, sometimes by as much as
50 percent. The phenomenon is a
characteristic of all lenses and
is called f -stop ramping, ramping,
or f-drop.
However, not all lenses ramp at
the same rate, and the difference
can be very noticeable. A precipitous drop in aperture at a certain
point will produce
a sudden drop in
video level, which
is difficult to correct smoothly by
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their Minimum
Focal length
A lens that reduces
Object Distance
smoothly will be
(MOD) is generally from 7 ft. to
easier to offset and a better overall
9 ft. Focal lengths range from a
wide angle of 9 mm to a telephoto
of 525
While their studio counterparts
found on almost every field lens
lead cushy lives by comparison,
effectively doubles its focal length.
field production lenses must endure life in equipment trucks and
As with all broadcast lenses, it
other hostile environments. So the
pays to explore more than just the
manufacturer's reputation for
minimum specifications. For exknowledgeable service and support
ample, if a field lens has a miniis critical. The company should
mum focal length of 16.5 mm, it
also support older lenses, since a
won't be as well suited for wide
field lens is a lasting investment.
angle shots as a lens with a 10 mm
minimum focal length. And a lens
Fujinon manufactures a wide arwith a maximum aperture of f2.8
ray of lenses for field production.
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Field lens technology has come
far in a very short time. Only a few
years ago, 44:1 or 55:1 zoom
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special life insurance policies for their
crews during the war.
Eye- opening experience
The Middle East experience may have
changed some engineers' attitudes about
the region and its people. Crews in Jordan
reported seeing the situation through
Palestinian eyes, and although most
reported that their political opinions about
the Middle East did not greatly change,
some said they understood both sides of
the Arab -Israeli issue for the first time.
U.S. nationals who were members of
crews going back into Baghdad after a
month of U.S. and allied bombing found
little hatred or resentment toward Americans. Most of the locals whom Americans
came in contact with wanted to use the
batphone to call their relatives in the
United States and Europe. For humane
and personal reasons, the crews often allowed the Iraqis to do this.
Debriefing continues
The Persian Gulf conflict showed what
the combination of new technology, ingenuity and courage can do on today's
battlefields. How the world witnessed this
event was often the result of those same
American units coming in contact with one CBS unilateral crew were unaware of the military
warrant for the arrest of its three engineers and reporter for violating DOD media pool rules.
Meanwhile, the CBS techs offered U.S. soldiers free calls home, helping cement good relations.
(Photographer: Ed Jackson, CBS News.)
elements applied by broadcast personnel.
It is no surprise that the Gulf War will
cause history books to be revised, but it
may cause journalism texts to be amended as well. Referring to the growing technical capacity of today's broadcast news
systems, veteran CBS News producer Burton Benjamin commented, "Creativity
must keep up with technology:' Considering that counsel, the technical prowess
gained in the coverage of the Gulf War will
keep journalists challenged for some time.
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Life in the pool
The main goal of a military press pool
is to manage, contain and control the
news. The old saying, "Loose lips sink
ships;' took on a new meaning in this
televised Gulf War. Operational security means military censorship. The media were not allowed to give out information about specific abilities and sizes
of military units and their movements.
The DOD /military sources spoke only
to the pool, not to any unilateral journalists and their crews. The DOD briefed
the pool producer in the morning about
what would likely happen that day. The
pool producer then informed producers
from the other networks.
An ABC cameraman aboard the U.S
Seventh Fleet command ship USS Blue
Ridge. (Photographer: Brent Petersen,
Capital Cities /ABC)
After the Grenada conflict in 1983, the
Pentagon established "war pools" for all
news media (television, radio, newspapers and magazines) because of the
access problems experienced in covering that island's invasion. Pools are
staffed by crews from participating organizations on a 3-month rotational basis (the TV pool members are CNN,
ABC, NBC and CBS). CNN was the pool
leader through December 1990. ABC
took over on Jan. 1, 1991, two weeks before the war started. As the pool leader to me rourtn quarter ut taVu, wneu
the crisis began, CNN had to establish
uplinks in Dhahran and Riyadh for feeds
back to the United States.
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The TV pool leader is responsible for
providing all needed equipment from
cameras and uplinks to microphone
wind socks and the personnel to run
it. As a result, the pool leader has to field
two complete sets of people and material, one for the pool and one for itself.
The networks divide all pool costs into
four equal shares. Profits from footage
sold to broadcasters outside the 4member pool are also split four ways.
Pool leadership is broken into two components, gathering and transmission.
The pool leader becomes a "nonentity," recording and then feeding video to the other three networks and to
its own news division. After Jan. 1, ABC
News was just another feed destination
for the ABC -staffed pool crew. The producer and director of the pool accepted camera shot calls and other requests
from all four field directors (for example, "When you have a chance, please
give us a close -up of General Schwarz kopf on Camera 1;' or, "The mike on the
colonel sounds like it may be off -axis.
Can you check that? "). The rules forbid
any favoritism between the pool leader and any of the participating networks. During an air raid alert in
Dhahran, everyone went to the basement except for an ABC news producer assigned to pool duty who went up
on the roof and got some shots of an
incoming Scud missile. What could have
been an ABC exclusive was dutifully
sent out via the pool to the other three
All four networks shared exactly the
same video and audio that was gathered
by the pool from military and civilian
sources, and then monitored and censored by the Joint Information Bureau
(JIB). Going through military censorship
took anywhere from 12 hours to three
Each of the four pool members ran a
cable to the pool head end for clean audio and video, to which they could add
their own graphics and correspondents'
comments. Even at the transmission
pool site, DOD /JIB censors were at
work reviewing all footage before transmitting it, in case added graphics and
comments violated information guidelines for that day.
At the stateside facilities of the pool
leader, incoming pool transmissions
from the Gulf were handled by a separate pool operation. The pool crew in
Saudi told the stateside operation when
a tape was ready to feed and who it was
for (any pool member could feed via the
uplink). The stateside pool facility then
fed the signal to the intended network.
Working in the field with
a military ENG pool
The 30 Pentagon -controlled network
pool ENG crews on the battlefields were
entirely camcorder -based. No uplinking
with portable flyaways was permitted
from the desert. Instead, journalists and
their crews were escorted by military
Public Affairs Officers to various points
of interest selected by the JIB staff. The
reporters were expected to write their
stories and submit the scripts ( "tracks ")
to the military. After script approval,
correspondents could do their taped
standups. Also, within the confines of
the pool, camera people could shoot
anything they saw. Reporters added
voice notes to the tapes, as well as written instructions to identify the clips and
their contents. The military then sent
all the tapes in all formats
MII, Hi8 and 8mm
by courier back
to Dhahran, where the footage was
reviewed by members of the JIB. Once
the JIB cleared the tapes, they were taken to the pool uplink site, reviewed once
more, and put up on the pool satellite.
Editing took place in newsrooms back
home, with the openings and closings
of any of the four network's correspondents edited out by the other three and
re- voiced -over. The networks were also
required to submit to the JIB footage
shot by non -pool (unilateral) network
cameramen. These tapes were either rejected or cleared, and returned to the
networks for local editing and transmission on the pool uplink.
Editing pool footage in the field was
forbidden. Because the transmission
pools were required to feed every piece
of (cleared) raw footage they received
from the battlefield back to the United
States, no matter what the quality, pool
cameramen in the field were told to
choose their shots carefully and not
generate a lot of video garbage.
The original plan had anticipated
more casualty evacuation from and resupply to the front than actually occurred. Pool videotape and batteries
were expected to be ferried back and
forth on these runs. However, with so
few of them, and the rapid speed of the
front's advance during the short ground
war, footage from the front got more
and more dated as time went on. Eventually, the rear caught up in Kuwait City
and the courier service for the pool resumed. The DOD /JIB disbanded the
gathering and transmission pools after
the first week of March, when the ceasefire went into effect.
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Acknowledgment: Broadcast Engineering and the autho
wish to thank the following people who generously con
tributed to this story with interviews, research, photograph:
and graphics: Jill Bernstein, CBS; Stacy Brady, NBC; Nei
Conan, NPR; Tim Conway, NBC; Bill Headline, CNN; Er
Jackson, CBS; Jerry Lilly, CNN; Katherine Mcouay, NBC
Steve Mendelsohn, ABC; Peter Murray, ABC; Quent Neu
feld, CBS; Jim Paterson, CBS; Brent Petersen, ABC; Johr
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Rollins, ABC; Rob Schafer, CBS; Kit Swartz, CNN; Richard
Tauber, CNN; Lenny Venezia, NBC; Judy White, CBS; and
Liz Flynn, CNN.
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The 1991 NAB Engineering Conference and Technical Equipment Exhibition again broke all records with more than 51, 000 total attendance. The
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press conferences and visits to each exhibitor's stand. Our primary goal
was to collect information from each exhibitor regarding the new
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AEC-BOX-2, BOX-10: LTC, VITC readers; RS -232,
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RM1010: stereo source selector.
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PAMA, SCPC /MCPC requirements for video conferencing, telephone, data links; operation in Ku-,
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analog outputs, 72 switched functions can be
grouped, interlocked; extended control unit for
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peripheral interfaces.
AVS Sigma: image correction, format interchange, synchronizer, proc amp; 525-, 625 -line,
composite, component, RGB/YUV, Y/C formats;
16dB noise reduction from triple filtering; motion
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adaptive processing.
AVS Manuscript: RISC- design titler; dynamic
resizing of anti- aliased fonts; linear key, character
set for 47 languages; 200 master type -face library;
LogoComposer, Graduated Color; dual video
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AVS Integra: integrated digital mixer, 3-D effects;
FlexKey, four key levels with background corn posited in one pass; 4:2:2:4 architecture; perspective, advanced 3-D effects are options to standard
3-D effects with key channel.
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serial coders: Miranda SER-100 series
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Telecine products: by Fosterdene, Video Engineering, Perfectone.
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Akal Professional /IMC
DD -FMac, DD-QMac: software allowing Macintosh
SE/30 to access a DD1000 magneto-optical disk
recorder; -FMac emulates front operating panel of
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the recorder.
S1100: stereo sampler; digital output; compatible
with SMPTE, Digital F/X interface; 2 Mbyte RAM
expands to 32 MBytes; 18-bit D/A improves S/N,
dynamic range; DSP functions of reverb, chorus,
pitch- shift; reads sound disks created for previous
sampler products.
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AKG Acoustics
dbx 140X: for noise reduction; 2 -channel encodCircle (563)
ing, decoding circuitry.
dbx 363X noise gate: 2- channel for one stereo or
two independent signals; threshold, hold, release
rate controls; key input, engage, monitor, bypass;
VCA with 1% linearity over more than 100dB gain
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This Is No Time To Take Your
Field Lens For Granted...
Fujinon's A55x9.5 field lens catches all the action.
This new, advanced lens incorporates the same cutting edge technology
developed for HDTV. It features the longest focal length (525mm), the
shortest MOD (.3m with macro) and provides the brightest and
sharpest image of any field lens available today.
Fujinon's A55 x 9.5 field lens. In the race for excellence
in the field, Fujinon makes sure you come out a winner.
Focused on
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Western 129 E. Savarona Way, Carson, California 90746 (213) 532-2861
the Future.
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Compare 360 Systems' AM -16
switchers to the high -priced alternatives.
You'll find excellent audio quality, a
powerful feature set, and a price that
won't overpower your budget.
KA 38 adapter: quick mount for AKG mics to
video, film cameras.
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C580E, D541E: slimline gooseneck podium, conference mic; condenser, dynamic capsules; XLR
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MicroMic C407: miniature condenser lavalier mic;
omnidirectional, vocal frequency response; 0.3"
diameter, detachable tie pin, clip, removable
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K270HC, HQ: studio headset mics; condenser,
dynamic capsules; sealed parabolic dual-driver
headphones; boom activates mic on-off switch;
model C410 has behind -the -head band. Circle (568)
Orban F7í-8200: digital broadcast audio processor.
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7M 400 links: transportable receivers, transmitters for video, sound channels, 34Mbit /s; 6, 7, 8,
10, 12, 13, 22GHz
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24" widths; writing surface options.
AMEK Consoles/TAC
TAC B2: video post -production console; three
chasses for 8-28 inputs; discrete aux sends, individual input routing to four subgroups; stereo
output; serial, parallel AFV interface; monitor for
multiple 2-track ATRs.
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SR6000: broadcast, teleproduction mixer; 40input, routes to 8 subgroups, stereo output; overlapping VCA groups; 4-band swept, parametric
mid -range EQ, swept pass filter.
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MEDIA console: 32 -bus; for film, post production;
multiformat pan control includes Pan, Divergence,
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BC HI: mixer; TLA transformer-like amplifiers; 10
main, 4 aux buses; balanced I/O.
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B2520 console: 24 multitrack buses, 24-, 32 -, 48track monitoring; 8 aux buses; 8 stereo subgroups;
LED meter with ASIC control; additional routing,
pan module per input.
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Alden Electronics
LPATS: lightning location, tracking plots cloud-toground strikes.
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WS5500: weather workstation; display NEXRAD
radar, weather chart images.
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American Broadcast Systems
MicroCart systems: automated video cart playback equipment; features include 2- channel capability, Touch -Screen interface, record with
delayed playback.
Model 3630: compressor, limiter; 2- channel with
hard/soft knees, gates; peak, RMS.
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ADAT recorder: 8 -track digital audio recorder expands to 128 tracks by syncing 16 units; uses
S-VHS tape for 40 minutes per cassette. Circle (574)
BRC accessory: remote control and autolocator
for ADAT.
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RA -100: 100W stereo reference amp.
AM -16/R Remote Control Panels provide
multi- station remote capability with
source /destination lock -out.
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Alexander Batteries
MZ3700 optimizer: 3- station NiCad maintenance
system charge, discharge, analyze, condition
NiCad batteries.
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Model 7700-SP: 14.4VDC ride -behind battery; gas
gauge shows current capacity.
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Alias Research
Animator: 3-D modeling software; rendering, animation, video integration; package includes Silicon Graphics Personal IRIS workstation; leasing
programs available.
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3 -D
graphics, animation;
parameter-based video integration; for Personal
IRIS workstation; time line animation; field rendering is standard; VideoFramer machine control;
Videomedia V -LAN interface.
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Allen Avionics
AM -16/CR Circuit
Card Remote kits
make it easy to
construct custom
remote panels.
ABW series: brickwall filters; NTSC, PAL with 28.4MHz cutoff frequencies; various configurations;
passband flatness 0.15dB to 4.2MHz; delay distortion to 3.9MHz is less than ±l0ns.
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Alpha Audio
Patch -It° Software allows fast
on- screen control of crosspoint
connections from a Macintosh
Acoustical Solutions: audio booth.
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Alpha Image
Alpha -330N, -340N:
Accu -Mark: audio recovery for D2 VTRs; improved audio clarity at still, slow speed playback
for VPR-200, VPR-300 transports.
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ACR-225/MultiRun: AMAC software runs two
ACR -225s from single playlist; library list holds
20,000+ spots on -line; control 8 or 16 devices;
AutoResolve conflict resolution.
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ADAPT: digital layering connects to AVC Century,
Vista and other switcher products; permits mixing
of two D2 signals; four composite digital, six analog
sources; layers any two sources for key, mix between backgrounds.
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ADO 100 upgrade: 2-channel capability includes
Warp Speed effects.
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A VC Century series: new models AVC 215-P 2M/E
16-input; AVC 235-P 2M/E 32- input; AVC 335-P 3M /E
32- input; AVC 235-B 2M /E 32 -input and AVC 3315 -B
3M /E 32-input; -P models for production, post; -B
models for broadcast.
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ACE 25 enhancement: internal video switcher;
A/B bus with 23 wipe patterns; 3 -VTR control with
three aux sources; extensive cut, wipe, dissolve,
ALTA Group
Y/C Pyxis 5.5: 2-channel TBC; wideband composite, Y/C switcher; digital effects functions;
luminance keyer, AFV mixer.
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18740 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone (818) 342 -3127 Fax (818) 342 -4372
Altronic Research
Model 9725, 9750: 25kW, 50kW Uni -body
Ampex Recording Media
#467 R30, R46 cassettes: 30-, 46- minute DAT in
DATpak; unlabeled, bulk.
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Ampex 296: heavy-duty 1" videotape for editing,
multiple shuttle, still frame; improved backcoat
reduces dropout; in molded shelf box. Circle(605)
Ampex 289: S -VHS master broadcast cassettes;
30-, 60-, 120- minute lengths.
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Professional accessories: plastic, metal open
reels; 1/4-1" reference tapes for digital audio recorders; library boxes; labeling.
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LOGIC2: automated digital recording, mixer; configures to 128 mono input paths in 32 -, 48-, 64 -channel frames; 24 machine inputs for AES/EBU digital,
audio ATRs; Quadstrip feature.
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AudioFile PLUS: 16- output hard disk recorder,
editor; 4 -hour storage; enhanced screen features
access extended capabilities of system; second
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software issue.
ST 250: stereo mic with control unit; adjusts to
vertical or end -fire, X-Y or M -S format; mains,
phantom or battery powered; 20Hz-20kHz with
remote bass rolloff control.
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Amtel Systems
E-Trax: 8-track non-linear 80386 workstation;
provides random access with 2-hour storage on
AMCO Engineering
FBX series: equipment cabinets; low silhouette
pedestal bases, sloped front, vertical frames; 19 ",
E-Pix Ver. 4: expanded E-Trax interface, graphic
edit point displays; 1 -key, mouse commands; reduced menus; Keycode from 3/4" tape. Circle (612)
dummy load systems.
760Mbyte disk.
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AMS Industries /Neve
ancillaries for conversion
between parallel- serial, serial -parallel. Circle (585)
Alpha360, 370: A/D, D/A converters; NTSC-to-D2,
D2-to-NTSC capabilities.
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Alpha-500: Dl component post -production editing suite with Super Layers; each layer contains
linear keyers, mask controls, stores.
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technical brochure, and discover just how
affordable excellent quality can be.
Call or write to 360 Systems today for a
American Mobile Satellite
StarDrive: 2 -way data communication; send,
receive messages; vehicle location.
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edge, border controls.
HDTV-series filters: DIL devices for PC board
mounting; EQ reduces amplitude, group delay;
sm4.x correction on post filters.
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Digistream III: ND, D/A parallel interface for data
transmission, reception.
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AM -16/E Expanders add parallel channels, for creating stereo and multi -level
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Broadcast Engineering
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The AM -16/B is a complete 16 x 16 audio
routing system designed specifically for
small to medium -sized applications. Features include electronically balanced
inputs with adjustable gain, non -volatile
storage of crosspoint connections, a bidirectional EIA -485 serial interface, and a
redundant power supply with low-hum
toroidal magnetics. Compare audio quality too, and you'll find specs like a
bandwidth of DC to 50KHz, THD + N
below .005 %, an SNR of 105dB, and
crosstalk of -99dB!
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June 1991
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Allaster Station
You'll Master
front panel you'd know in the dark.
Now what did I program this button to do?
ven if you've never used a ni aster station before,
sit down in front of the MS -8 12 and you 11 set up
a custom mix of over 30 featu-es withou: ever
reading a manual or picking up a screwd:iver.
Program the buttons for intercom, 8 IFB and up
to 16 external ISO channels, 12 talks anc listens.
interruptible program feeds. relays and privacy.
The "prompt" messages won't let you mike a
mistake. And the unique "button check" feature
instantly confirms each finction.
The dual ac-ion cantr-ils are where you'd expect
them to be, and they respond to the lightest to ldt.
There's alsc an adjus -able brightness control,
visua /auditle signali îg and automatic headset
detec=ion...i i fact. the MS -812 has all the fea -ures
you want in a top -of- the -line master station. L7. a
price you can afford.
Four complete setups...just check the
window. The MS -812 master station instantly
recalls your preset configura-ion for any event.
Not just a feature or two, gut the whole setup.
Think how easy it will be to rent your mobile
truck or facility when It comes with a
preprogrammed intercom
We haven't skimped on audio quality,
either. Clear -Co:n combines crystal -clear atdio
technology, the ruggedness of its beltpacks aid
the acvancei eng_neering of a party line interçom
to produce tie MS -812. The result is the mos:
usable, flexible and reliable master station ever.
Call us for complete specs today.
(01991 Clear,Com System.
943 Camelia St., Berkeley, CA 9471.0
TE_ 415 -527 -6666 FAX 415 -527 -6699
International -PAX 415- 932 -2171
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Fxs: key, wipe effects module for the E-Pix nonlinear editing system.
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DPS -265
Way To
In Synch.
includes a TBC
with automatic
mode switching.
There's a digital
adaptive comb
filter for
broadcast -quality
And you choose
from 4- field/
2 -frame or
independent field
freeze modes.
A special 5 field
And a built in test
have a universal
So now you
synchronizer at
down to earth
an earthy
AMX Corporation
AX-MSP/LCD: Mini SoftWire Panel, 16-character
2-line LCD shows devices, associated functions; 20
buttons access various functions.
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AXCSPE speech card: digitized vocal response
unit for AXCESS remoter.
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AXC422 card: communicates among 255 devices
for sound, speech reinforcement, recording; in
AXCESS system.
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AXCXlO card: device control module. Circle (617)
AXCSMPSMPTEcard: interface for SMPTE -compatible devices to AXCESS remote control; synchronization signal may be added when material
is produced or during editing.
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PRO-2000: Prodigy lighting dimmer.
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Andrew Corporation
DryLine dehydrator: pressurization with membrane separation drying technology; permits settings of defaults, alarm thresholds; LCD displays
programming, system status.
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Type FSJISOA: t/4" superflexible HELIAX line;
operation to 20.4GHz; 31.2dB/100 ft attenuation at
18GHz; min. bend radius of 1 "; use with N, SMA,
TNC, BNC, HN, UHF connectors.
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DIN connectors: male plugs, complying with 7/16
DIN 47223 specification; for foam dielectric Heliax
cable in 1/2 ", 7h", 11/4", 1W diameters. Circle (622)
MACXLine: high-power inner coaxial conductor
absorbs expansion, contraction of flanges to avoid
metal shavings, causes of flashover.
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Alpine antennas: expanded line; low to medium
power for translators, LPTV to 30kW; CP versions;
wideband, multichannel operation.
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VALULinkuplinks: 75W HPA for 3.7m, 4.6m antennas; video, 2- channel audio; accepts encryption
devices; low -cost uplink package.
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System upgrades: 4-, 6 -port feeds for dual reflector C-, Ku-band antennas; prime focus for 4 -port
dual -band receive-only operation.
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APC-300 steptrack controller: tracks satellites
with signal from video receiver AGC and beacon
receiver; SMARTRACK constructs satellite position tables from steptrack operation. Circle (627)
APCSNGK, APC100: 2.4m SNG /SNV antenna, APC100 control; RS -422 interface; back-lit display for
production truck installations.
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8m earth station: C -, Ku -band antenna; special
main reflector, Gregorian subreflector; 59.4dBi
gain at Ku -, 52.9dBi at C -band; modular with large
hub enclosure; motor drive systems. Circle (629)
Transportable electronics: complete package
with antenna, RF, test equipment; adapts to 1.8m
FlashPac, 3.7m TriFold antennas.
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ASC-3000 controller: earth station control runs
under Windows 3.0; includes automation, multilevel password protection; to five control console
in system.
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FP18-77C8 FlashPac antenna: 1.8m system;
packaged in six "check -in" containers; C -, X-, Ku -,
C -/Ku -band; CP, linear polarizations.
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15x lens: for studio, OB 1h ", 24" CCD cameras; MOD
of 03m; 681/2- wide angle; f/1.4 for 1/2 ", f /1.6 for ";
adapter for lightweight cameras.
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Communications Corp
Four Tesseneer Dr.
Highland Heights,
Kentucky 41076
(606) 781 -2200
Anritsu America
Model ME 4510B: digital microwave analyzer;
measures link delay, amplitude characteristics,
space diversity propagation delay.
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Antenna Concepts
Blaster: high -gain
UHF CP antenna; multistation
system for eight 1kW channels; typical power
rating 4kW per 4- element panel.
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FM Tracker: omnidirectional broadband CP FM
antenna; 3kW, 5kW option per bay.
Circle (636)
Sizzler: UHF CP TV antenna; omnidirectional; pronon
radome; standard beam
tilt, null fill; >6- 15.6dB gain.
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Antenna Technology
Broadcast Engineering
CMQ2 charger: 2- position sequenced 4 -hour
charge for Compact Magnum batteries or 8 -hour
charge of one full -size Logic Series.
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ULTRALIGHT 2: compact built -into-thecamera
lighting product.
Circle (640)
Magnum QUADNPCM: module expands Magnum
Quad charger to 8-position system.
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Anvil Cases
A.M. isolated rack transport case for rack mounted equipment; conforms to ATA standards;
air space for proper ventilation.
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Aphex Systems Ltd.
320 Compellor enhanced: compressor, limiter,
signal leveler; dual mono; stereo operation with
Leveling or Compression/Leveling link; reference
level select, leveling speed, peak limit defeat from
front panel; analog control.
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Digicoder: analog stereo generator; PPDM (parallel path digital modulation); stable, maximum
separation; no processing delay.
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Applied Memory Technology /AMT
7422 videodisc: digital component recorder;
capacity per CCIR 601; parallel recording transfers
data at 21 Mb /s; 525-, 625-line.
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Applied Research & Technology
HD-3I: 31 -band, 1/2-octave graphic EQ; XLR, TRS,
terminal block connections.
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HD-15: 15 -band dual-channel, h- octave graphic
equalizer; TRS, terminal block I/O.
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Stereo Master MDC-2001: compressor, de-esser,
expander, noise -gate, exciter, limiter; balanced
XLR, TRS I /O; stereo auto -detect.
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Arcor Engineering
DZ2202CLR: clear -jacket, audio cable. Circle (649)
An-akin Systems
Systems 6, 12, 18: enhanced 12,000 series consoles, accessory items.
Circle (650)
Zeiss 65mm: T /1.3 prime lens.
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VariCon: contrast control system.
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ARRI 535: 35mm camera with microprocessor
control unit.
Cirde (653)
Support system: 35mm /l6mm camera and accessory package.
Cirde (654)
Compact HMI lights: 575W, 1.2kW, 2.5kW rating;
single-ended lamp socket.
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Sotlights: 2kW, 1kW instruments.
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Ballasts: electronic; flicker -free.
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pro:mc, pro:mc-v: network media controllers with
Arnet protocol; mc-y VITC capability, window dub
character generator for time values, MIDI I/O and
visible timing markers.
Cirde (658)
Control Station: professional edit control for
Macintosh-based video editing (Video Publisher
A/B editing software, Arnet control). Circle (659)
ASACA ShibaSoku
CM32JH, CM361H: 32 ", 36" in-line gun HDTV color
monitors; for 1,125-, 1,050 -line interlace, 525 -line
sequential scan.
Circle (660)
TG70A6: programmable HDTV/NTSC test generator; composite, component, HDTV.
Circle (661)
VS72CX: NTSC/PAL sweep generator. Circle (662)
TPI8C6: HDTV zone plate generator. Circle (663)
TG7IAX. digital test generator for NTSC, PAL; fully
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CM201N, CMI41N: 20 ", 14" HR color monitors;
in -line dot CRT; automatic setup with five color
temperature memories.
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Associated Press/AP
APNewsDesk: LAN version; news software for PC;
text editing, read -time computation.
Circle (666)
GraphicsBank: dial-up graphics service; wide
range of high- resolution elements and finished images for TV.
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Prof-Line: satellite receivers, electronic; includes
switching system; LNA, LNB, LNC units;
refurbished satellite earthstations.
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Anton /Bauer
June 1991
AT&T Network Systems
5TF620SDQ: sound program transmission equipment with 2,048kbit/s data rate.
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RVS 2'6A
ó:.o ó
in II:imlCa=
...fills another hole in the
switcher market.
the production power of
6 more video inputs than any
other compact switcher on
the market today
the flexibility of a true
Multi-Level effects system
12 Event Memory
Serial Interface to a wide
range of editing systems
Wipe to Downstream Key
with full fader control
Linear Downstream Keys
a compact, cost effective
package ... priced to fit your
3 year warranty
You need to handle
more than 10 inputs
but don't want to give up
the space or budget
for a large 16 input
switcher ..
Ross has the solution.
... the compact, 16 input,
reasonably priced,
model RVS 216A.
"The Production Switcher People"
Ross Video Limited, P.O. Box 220, 8 John St., Iroquois, Ont., Canada KOE
Phone (613) 652 -4886 Fax (613) 652 -4425
Ross Video Inc., P.O. Box 880, Ogdensburg, New York, U.S.A 13669 0880
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ATI Audio Technologies
HD1000: headphone amp; balanced stereo line
summed with mono mic; master level, individual
output controls; expansion bus out.
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PB2x8: Press Box DA; two mic/line inputs switch
together or separately to eight balanced outputs;
meter, XLR connectors provided.
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Aurora Systems
AU/265: high- speed, 80486 -based processor for
decoders, Y/R- Y /B-Y, RGB/s inputs.
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HDM 2048, HDM 2081: 20 ", 32" high-definition
Aurora Paint.
video monitors; multiformat operation with auto
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AU/300: third generation paint, animation softCircle (696)
AU/280 Cadet: multiplane animation, switcher effects, color cycle animation from 2-D, 3-D graphics
system; CCIR 601 /O, RGB and alpha channel outputs; icon menu.
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3-D capability: software provides new dimensional capabilities.
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AU/250GT upgrade: 33MHz CPU, Weitek co-processor; 8Mbyte RAM, 600MByte rewritable optical
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Audio Accessories, Inc.
Data patching: RS-422 serial data distribution;
24 -port with 12 -inx12 -out; 2 -rack configuration
with 48 ports permits 24x24 array.
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RS-422: prewired patch bay for serial data distribution; 24 -inx24 -out vertical, horizontal paired
12-inx12 -out; internal normailed.
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Audio Animation
The MUSE: digital transfer console for CD mastering; 24 to 56-bit real time processing; precision
level, EQ, dynamic rate controls.
Pacemaker 618: six mixing channels; five dual input, one 8-input at 15052 mic, 20kí2 or 60052line;
P &G conductive-plastic sliders, VCAs. Circle (700)
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Audio Developments
Model AD150: dual mic amplifier with
panel, integral power supply.
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Model ADI51: dual compressor, limiter; independent controls per channel; stereo link switching; I/O metering.
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Model AD152: compressor, limiter, mic pre-amp;
RF shielded; combines functions of AD151, AD152
into one package.
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Model ÁD153: 2-inx10-out audio DA; each output
individually transformer balanced.
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Audio Intervisual Design
COS-11BP: lavalier mic; battery pack for AA, 1252Vdc phantom power; polyphenylene sulfide
diaphragm withstands high humidity. Circle (678)
MVT- 1000A: microwave video transmitter; used
with PSR -1000A for broadcast, surveillance,
Circle (701)
PSR- I000A: portable surveillance receiver; companion to MVT -1000A transmitter.
Circle (702)
PST- 1500B: portable satellite terminal; for service
with Inmarsat narrowband audio in 1.53- 1.55GHz
band; fits in attaché case.
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AVI Technology
Broadcast verification system: subsonic tone
from master tape sensed by data receivers;
verification data automatically returned to AVI
mainframe for processing.
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Audio Kinetics Ltd.
MasterLink: console automation, transport synchronization; retrofits most consoles. Circle (679)
ES.Lock 1.11: emulator extends versatility of synchronizer module; integrates with Motionworker
systems interface, console automation, studio
control from SSL, Neve, GML.
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Avid Technology
Avid 200 series: non-linear editing, many features
of 2000 series; differences are in slower processing
speeds and lower image resolution.
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Media Composer 2000: non -linear editing in full resolution video through JPEG compression; integrated digital audio editing; full resolution output
from disk directly to tape; graphics, titles; automatic time -code management.
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Audio Precision
MEDIALOG, MEDIAMATCH: logging, film- to-tapeto-film matchback software.
Circle (707)
F.A.S. T.: high-speed audio channel test system for
network, short -interval on -air, general audio use;
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does FFT analysis; for System One.
Portable One: portable audio test set with twelve
tests; comprehensive distortion, noise, phase,
crosstalk measurements.
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Audio Services Corporation
Wireless Boompole: van den Bergh boompole,
Circle (685)
Stereo production package: AT4462 mixer,
AT825 OnePoint X/Y and AT804 mics. Circle (686)
AT 851a: uni-plate condenser mic; low-profile
Circle (687)
AT 804: field omnidirectional dynamic mic; handheld; smooth response, high output.
Circle (688)
ATM71: mini cardioid condenser headset mic; attached to 33/4" flexible gooseneck mounted on
headband; AA battery or external 5V -52Vdc phantom power.
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ATM 35: high- intensity clip-on mic.
Circle (690)
CP8508 supply: 24Vdc power for single UniPoints
800, Artist, Pro mic inputs; wall power module;
XLR connector plugs into console input; compatible with Modu -Comm 2-way system.
Circle (691)
AT 825: single-point, field stereo mic; switched
low -cut filter, windscreen, 2-way power; dual UniCircle (692)
DJF 1080:
digital patch panels. Circle (708)
VSW 3250: modular VB1 utility video switcher; in
8x1 or 16x1 forms.
Circle (709)
TGE 3280: modular LTC/VITC time -code generator.
Circle (710)
Axial Corporation
Axial On -Line: editing controller operates on
PC /compatible computer system.
Circle (711)
BAT Communication
Model 2.4AT trailer-mounted mobile satellite
uplink; air-transportable.
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CF- 7000C: expanded production satellite news
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CF- 8000E: 32 -foot SNV vehicle; eight equipment
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ENG/EFPSD-22: ENG/EFP medium production
vehicle; 22 -foot unit has four racks.
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Broadcast Engineering
video router.
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Librarian: 80386 -based archive; single -user,
work; works with non -Basys systems. Circle (728)
Caption 21: integrated closed-caption, prompting
system; for scripted, recorded, live unscripted
material; lower -third keying.
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MCA -100: broadcast master control automation;
controls library, titling, still- stores, etc.; networking option links four MCS systems in multiple output channel operation.
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RMS resource management: for incoming feeds,
VCR scheduling, tape tracking.
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NRA Jump Start:
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MCS machine control: for VCRs, titlers, still-store,
robotic camera, video carts; references to equipment relocate as script is changed.
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LaKart-200: multichannel automation; software
controls 49 devices with Smart Machine Control
interfaces; Adjustable Network Delay; edit /compile
feature, conflict resolution.
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ALS-500: multichannel automated library; format
independent, 6-transport; adapts for any cassette
size; cassette storage expandable.
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BasManager 150, 200: master control automation systems.
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BCD Associates
Amiga utilities: 5KECHO, TELLBCD for improved
programming and operation of BCD -5000, CD-IR
animation controllers.
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receiver; four autonomous lines, four pulse types
per line; operates analog, digital clocks.Circie (738)
CTE S 1000: 1kW solid -state FM transmitter; four
250W modules; front panel displays operating con-
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CTE VL30 exciter: 30W output; 10kHz step tuning;
RS-232 port for external control; in mono, stereo
with MPX, SCA capability.
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CTE 1X02 FM transmitter: 300- 1,000MHz; output
power to 2W; RS -232 interface for frequency control, RF mute.
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CTE VL5000: 5kW FM transmitter; solid -state with
redundant modules reduce down time; front panel
displays parameters, configuration.
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CTE RX/10 UHF/VHF FM receiver: tunes 300 1000MHz; multimeter shows signal strength,
tuning center; 110 /230VAC, external 24VDC; 45dB
separation; SCA output optional.
BAL Components
7650MAT: stereo-mono converter.
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DIGISTREAM3: parallel & serial interface meeting
CCIR 656 specifications.
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2880MAT: 8x1 video matrix switch.
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NanoDel series: subminiature delay modules for
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HDTV applications.
Series 7: submicro video filters meeting 4:2:2
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Synchrotime: frame synchronizer.
DIGICOMB DDN200: digital comb filter decoder
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for NTSC.
BARCO Industries
Routing enhanced: remote control for BARCO
BVRS, BARS routers; programmable remote
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CVM2000 series: intelligent grade 2 monitor; 14 ",
20" CRTs; auto kine bias stability; remote adjustment by single or MMRC multimonitor remote
controller; light probe; PAL, NTSC, PAL/SECAM
June 1991
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CTE S22 exciter: 2-20W FM meets FCC, CCIR requirements; for mono or stereo with MPX, SCA
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Belar Electronics Lab
The Wizard: digital FM modulation analyzer; links
to PC for monitoring of your station or others at
any time; graphic displays of various characteristics of the RF signal.
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Type 8233A: triaxial RG -11 /U cable; two separated
shields on
panels, displays.
Model 800: on-air radio console.
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DESTINY: on -air, production audio console;
flexible digital control system.
EMT 460, EMT 461: digital cartridge machines;
-460 record, edit, copy, play modes; 461 playback
only; RS-232/ -422 computer control ports; carts to
40s stereo; eight spots per cart.
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EMT-710: audio router with 16x16 to 32x32 configurations; high -level balanced /O; operation by
RS- 232/ -422 interface; can be linked with BVRS
figuration, parameter measurements; redundant
SCS100, SDS100: coder, decoder boards for apt -X
audio data compression as OEM subassemblies;
64x oversampling rs'e device.
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ACE 100: digital audio expansion card for PCs;
compresses 16-bit PCM audio 4:1; stores 30 minutes of stereo on 60MByte hard disk.
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Point mini condenser cardioid.
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MobaTime 310: master clock, time signal
Avitel Electronics
Audio Processing Technology
Lectrosonics Pro-mini -H wireless mic.
ware; hardware independent.
14 AWG
center conductor.
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#1505A, #1506A: precision 7552 video, data cable;
83% velocity factor; 0.235 "OD and 0.193 "OD; 1506
has Flamarrest jacket; Duobond foil tape with 95%
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Type 8232A: triaxial RG -59/U cable; two separated
shields of bare braided copper, 20AWG copper covered steel center conductor.
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#1504: 2- channel audio cable; zipcord construc-
Auditronics 800.
Not just
a new state -of-the-art.
A new state of mind.
aality. and superior circuit design that clearly
indica es a "no guts no glorf mentality on the part
vert c
of au- design team.
In short, the Audit -onics 800 is designed
and t u It to incorporate the best of everything broad c 3s -ers say they need in on -air consoles today. while
om`tting needless bells and Nhistles. The results are
astori hing -a nigh- performance console that
c eE rlV reflects rot only a new state -of- the -art, but
a new state of mind
If this sourds like your idea of the perfect
con sc le for your station, we invite you to find out
more about the Auditronics 800. Call 901 -362-1350
today or complete information.
really understE nd the thinking that
created the Auditronics 803 series, you'll need more
than a new appreciation fo - the state -of- the -art.
\bu'll need a different s:ate of mind - an open one.
B egin with an ideE 1: Perfection. Because when
Auditron CE design engineers bEgan development of
the 800, r1-2re was only one rule no shortcuts.
their credit they took this opportunity to
create ar --itirely new console whose appearance is
more suçgestive of high -performance stealth tech roiogy than the flight deck of a vintage B -52.
And, the beau-y of our new 800 is much
more than skin deep. Because beneath its subdued
charcoal -Dcerior you'll find uncompromising compo-
auditronicf. int.
3750 Old Getwell Road, Memphis. TN 38118
Tel: 90!I- 362 -1350
FAX: 901 -365 -8629
Quality with Reliability..Service with Integrity
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tion; 22AWG, 19-stranded conductor.
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VP400 copy stand: 25 "x25" surface area; oversized camera mounting on steel shafts with Nylatron rollers; 3,200 °K quartz lighting.
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Benchmark Media Systems
MIA4x2: 2- channel portable mic pre-amp; ideal
replacement for many R-DAT original pre-amps;
0.0009% THD at 40dB.
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LOUDMOUTH: reporter control station; 1 -mic, 4line, 1 kHz tone; 6-way selector to record and main
outputs; 0.0035% THD over 20Hz-20kHz; seizes,
feeds telco circuit.
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PJ250: 250W amp for translators.
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TV transmitter: 10W UHF; self- contained with
modulator; for LPTV; 51/4" rack height. Circle (754)
HPT series: translators, boosters; 20W exciter;
options include FM composite receiver, STL band
receiver, stereo generator.
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LC STL series: front-panel programming of com-
posite aural STL; 6W output; >50dB stereo separation with low distortion.
Circle (756)
HV1502 stereo scope: Hamlet Video linear /polar
in-picture color display for audio measurements;
PPM, VU responses; L /R, M /S, Sum/Difference; in
composite, component or Y/C modes. Circle (775)
Monitor options: component inputs for GPM-37
color monitor; Y /C, YCRC5, serial /parallel digital
inputs; sound -in -syncs detection.
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Bradley Broadcast Sales
Call Screen Manager: provides director, talent
screens through Telos 100 system; allows director
to show caller's name, interests and give real time
information to the talent; for IBM, compatibles; by
Capstone Software Solutions.
Circle (777)
UNITY2000: digital FM processor combines AGC,
low- frequency EQ, 4-band leveling, limiting, composite clipping; with stereo generator; presets for
various formats.
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The Dividend: composite filter reduces upper
composite spectrum noise; protects subcarriers,
reduces multipath- related distortion; enhances
modulation limit.
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Bretford Manufacturing
Mounting units: wall, ceiling platform, yoke
styles; VCR shelf adjusts for front or top -loading
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MCE 50: mini condenser lavalier.
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MC 742: stereo condenser mic.
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HEM 561: headworn hypercardioid condenser mic;
XLR connector, for TS190 transmitter or boom mic
without headband.
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M59: large diaphragm mic, internal shock mount;
dynamic, enhanced -field magnet for ENG, EFP;
Macrolon element, hypercardioid; fast transient
response, high output, sensitivity.
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170 series: hand -held, body -pack lavalier, diversity wireless microphone systems.
Circle (761)
VHS wireless systems: SEM186, S186, TS190
bodypack mic /transmitters; NE 185.10/185.11
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Blue Feather
icon -driven
teleprompter by Magic Teleprompting; Nubus
video card, RGB-to -NTSC monochrome adapter,
Mactivator hardware key.
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Camera -mounted display: 12" unit weighs 19 lbs;
9" monitor for portable use.
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Executive Display: prompter display for public
speaking; 15" monitor in base; mirror supported
by adjustable vertical pole.
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Broadcast Automation
ShiftChange: interface for 360 Systems Digi -Cart,
satellite delivery systems; direct starts of liner
carts; maintains 16 announcers with six liners for
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Broadcast Electronics
AirTrak 90: mid -priced linear audio consoles; 6,
12, 18, 24 channels.
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AUDIOVAULT:digital record, playback, inventory
storage for broadcast radio spots; supports four
users, one recording, three requesting playbacks;
accommodates 28 hours of stereo.
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Core 2000: radio automation control; includes
live- assist; PC controller shows operator all information in English; supports auto announcer liner
changes, satellite format operation; logs stored on
hard disk for review or printout.
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Broadcast Video Systems /BVS
Decoders: D -100 NTSC decoder featuring digital,
adaptive comb filter; D -101 dual standard NTSC,
PAL decoder.
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ML400 keyer: multilayer unit; four simultaneous
key inserts into program video; NTSC, PAL versions.
TDT-200: time, date, ID generator.
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BMR4OKP, BMT4OGP: 40GHz link; frequency
agile with synthesized reference.
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Bogen Photo
Code 3181, 3182: tripod with tandem upper,
single lower legs, AL or black anodized; 75mm
claw-ball leveller, spiked feet; 9 lbs.
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Code 3190, 3193: pro cine/video tripod; spiked
feet; for loads >22 lbs; 100mm claw -ball leveller,
AL legs; AL, black anodized finish;
spreader available.
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Mini -Pro tripod: AL or black anodized; camera
shots from 5" to 231/4"; 100mm claw-ball leveler,
tandem legs, quick -flip lever locks; spreaders
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Monitor holder: enamelled aluminum; 7 "x111/2"
plate holds small monitor; retainer straps; fittings
for attachment to small tripods.
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Brabury/Porta- Pattern (BPI)
HVI300 series: videoscope waveform, vector inpicture display; for standard CRT or LCD displays;
time sharing for transparent or inserted displays;
from Hamlet Video.
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HVI608: Hamlet Video "out-of-gamut" indicator
for YUV/RGB shows acceptability of graphics system with other equipment; aural, visual alarms; for
graphics, transmission, VTR areas.
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MATCHCAM alignment system: use with HV1304
component videoscope; setup vector values from
illuminated test chart are stored on data cards; for
comparison of camera vs. standard; setup difference displays as color fringe; accurate setup
shows as white dots; from Hamlet.
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Broadcast Engineering
Broadcasters General Store
Automute: telephone muting device. Circle (788)
DNF VTR remote: RS-422, -232, MIDI serial controllers with JOG; by DNF Industries.
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R-TECMC50, RK50: remote keypad, machine controllers use DTMF tones on any link to control
almost any piece of equipment.
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Brüel & Kjmr Instruments
APE attachment: acoustic passive equalizer for
series 4000 mics; special, directional equalizer diffracts sound field to change frequency and polar
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Model 7B-PRO: mono amp; IMD <0.0009 %, THD
<0.01 %; soft start circuit; 500W, 2-852.
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DDS -7 series: digital video serializers, deserial-
izers; modular, racks hold four serializers, deseriaiizers in any combination; switch between 8-,
10-bit; 4:2:2 parallel input, 270Mbit /s serial output;
works with 525, 625 video systems.
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CP- 3000PL: 16- category
routing switcher control
panel; for party -line systems.
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SDR 400 serial digital router: for DI, D2 signals;
standards independent; supports EDTV, bit -compressed HDTV standard; 16x32 can be mixed with
other BTS routers.
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FT-5 HS: high- sensitivity, non-smear CCD pickup;
for LDK9 through LDK391 cameras; doubles sensitivity of previous chip.
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Betacam models: BCB50 portable with 90- minute
June 1991
record times; BCB D75 studio recorder, with video
component serial digital I /O, analog or serial digital audio; four serial digital A/V oautputs, audio
embedded in serial digital outputs.
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D2 line: models DCR28, DCR20; direct control of
all primary functions; feature digital audio
crossfading for smooth sound transitions in audio
insert editing.
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LDK-9 studio CCD camera: FT -5 frame transfer
CCDs; >700-line resolution (806 pixels/line); 9000
ser. remote control, intermixed with LDK -91, LDK910; dynamic white shading removes prismatic
color artifacts at certain focal lengths, apertures;
8-position filter feature.
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FDL 90 telecine: advanced CCD with 1,300 active
pixels per line (EDTV CCD scanner); 8.6MHz channels; image sizing feature permits 0% linear magnification; dual 4:4:4 framestores with interfacing
to interconnect digital grain reduction, color correction; 4:3 and 16:9 presentations; NTSC, PAL
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Burk Technology
AutoPilot: intelligent remote control for ARC-16
multisite operation; point- and -shoot menu requires little computer knowledge.
Circle (801)
Cablewave Systems /RF Systems
Bogner TV antennas: slot- arrays for low -,
medium -, high -power UHF, VHF.
Calaway Editing
CD 100A, 100D: enhanced 4 -VTR CE-100; options
for custom, "101 -key" keyboards.
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TurboTrace +: for CE-110, -210, -400 editors; expands EDL to 3,000 lines; 4-channel audio capability; runs on MS -DOS computer.
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E- to-EPreview: software upgrade for CE videotape
editing systems; provides integrated preview
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CE400: upgradable editing control; 9,999 -line EDL
in 80386 machine.
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editing controller; ASCII or dedicated keyboard with VTR motion controller; eight
programmable GPIs, VTR speed triggers; List
Management software.
CD-210 edit control: 8 -VTR on -line control; advanced list management; eight programmable
GPIs, expands to 16 machines.
CE-110: 4-VTR
Calzone Case
Titan series cases: Fiberglas laminate on 3/8"
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Studio series: home installation rack -mount
cases; for CCTV, audio equipment.
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Ultime Series: extruded AL cases.
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CamMate Systems
Black Magic boom extension: remote head with
camera, pan/tilt control; for loads <200Ibs; multi core cable for power, video, control. Circle (812)
Canare Cable
BCJ-XJ-TR: converts DAT digital 11052 XLR-I /O to
7552 BNC; long-line, low -loss path of serial digital
audio data on coaxial cable.
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Canon Broadcast
Canovision 8 Ll: hi -band 8mm camcorder, 15x
lens, digital effects, manual stereo record level;
interchangeable lenses mounting.
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Carton J33axl1B IAS: 33" internal focus lens;
applicable to field production and ENG.Clrcle (815)
Carpel Video
Tape cleaners, inspectors: for large and small
Betacam SP cassettes.
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CBSI Custom Business Systems
Software option: SCO Unit V operating system for
broadcast accounting, traffic /billing, music and
other software.
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lnterACCT interactive accounting system for
multistation, multidivision applications by
modem; for better accessibility, faster analysis of
business records.
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CCA Electronics
FM20G/A: 30W FM exciter at low cost. Circle (819)
There are many reasons to keep using your tried and
tested tube cameras. Apart from being major investments
in your studio line -up, there's the high
resolution, low lag
and exceptional picture quality you can achieve with them.
Of course, the
best tube cameras depend on the
best camera tubes. So you need to be assured of their
continued availability.
Philips has made
firm commitment to keep producing
the Plumbicon range of camera tubes. With
earned in the world's most popular cameras, they're sure
to be in demand for many years to come.
long as there's call for the high quality images
Plumbicon tubes can provide, we'll continue to provide
Plumbicon tubes.
Year after year after year.
Philips Components, Discrete Products Division, 100 Providence Pike, Slatersville, Rhode Island 02876, USA. Fax: +1 401 767 4493.
Philips Components, Customer Service Centre TV Camera Tubes. P.O. Box 218, 5600 MD Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Fax: +31 40 583177.
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CEL Electronics
P171 encoder: 4:2:2 digital input to PAL or NTSC
composite output; processing in digital domain;
adaptive comb filtering reduces cross -color,
cross -luminance.
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P180STANDI: 4- field, 4-line interpolation; bi -directional standards converter; temporal, spatial filtering; NTSC, PAL composite, component Y/C I /O;
U-matic dub input; CCIR- 601 /RP-125; SECAM input,
optional output; 2- channel audio delay compensation.
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TetraP`vs.50: enhanced TetraPCUS standards converter; 58 test patterns including zone plate, mut,
tiburst, SMPTE bars; 525-/625 -line, component,
composite NTSC, PAL, SECAM.
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TetraPLus44 enhancements: bidirectional standards converter for NTSC, PAL, SECAM; 4-input
switcher; composite, U -matic dub in; components,
YC I /O; 4-field temporal filter; 4-8 line spatial filter;
noise reduction, chroma enhancement, correction; upgradable to TetraPwS -50.
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Myriad's: 3-D digital effects manipulation; maps
image onto solids of any type; includes library of
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Chester Cable/Alcatel NA
Video 20CL2: video cable; 0.325" OD, solid -core,
double -braid shield; PVC jacket; precision 7552;
compatible with KC -59 -299 connector. Circle (831)
EF audio series: single, multipair jacketed cables;
high tensil strength in smaller OD than previous
PR, PRl series; shield is bonded to inner jacket;
ripcord design simplifies stripping, termination
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CODI :: compact character generator; remote operation from a terminal; offers 1,500 master
Bitstream typeface library.
Circle (833)
MAX!>: dual -channel titter; compatible with iNFiNiT! system; full feature system; logo compose,
video input, transform, and other features and
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Cinema Products
Steadicam EFP enhancement: active matrix
color display; for cameras to 24 lbs; options for
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ZBL lens drive: silent motor operation;
lightweight, powerful, guaranteed minimum back-
Central Dynamics
Stage 1 upgrade: encoder for Dl to NTSC/PAL;
integral genlocking sync generator.
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Central Tower
Model SS-SIX: self- supporting, solid truss leg
tower; heights 500 feet and greater.
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VIDIFLEX 35 camera: integral video viewing system for Steadicam or other operations; 2 -60fps
speeds; interchangeable mount for PL, BNCR,
Panavision lenses; supports Steadimag, ARRI film
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XP-10 Matrix Plus panel: expands intercom with
10 more positions on an ICS -2000 digital user
panel; 20-key version available.
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IF4B: multichannel modular camera interfaces;
connects Clear-Com system to cameras and other
4-wire devices.
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MS-812: 12 -channel, programmable party-line station, split audio, contact closures, IFB. Circle (843)
ICS-60 Matrix Plus: user station for digital intercorn; six listen /talk dual switching control buttons;
talkback, mic, speaker, call keys; unshielded
twisted pair wiring.
Circle (844)
LFS series: Matrix Plus mini stations. Circle (845)
CMC Technology
Betacam SP: upper drum refurbishing. Circle (846)
CMX Systems
CASS-1: audio editing system with new operating
system; based on IBM and interfaces through
Adams Smith, TimeLine.
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CMX 3500: replaces model 3100B with control for
eight devices (7 VTRs), effects and audio switcher,
GPI ports; previous 300, 3000 series upgrade to the
3500 system.
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Circuit Research Labs
Daypart Timer: accessory for Audio Signature
ColorGraphics Systems
DP4:2:2 server: for LAN operation with designated PC as network file server.
Circle (849)
100 Second DP/Mosaic: extended DP/Mosaic
digital video recorder with 100s storage of D1
Circle (850)
Version 6.4: software update for LiveLine 5, Art Circle (851)
Star 3D Plus graphics systems.
Software upgrade: CP /MAX, DP /Mosaic and
DP4:2:2 systems; unified 3-D animation, enhanced
paint, 2-D interpolation and Morph Animator func-
Cipher Digital
ASP-100A: auto schedule processing software;
standard in Adcart PC systems.
Circle (827)
Model 600A: CompuEdit A/V compiler- editor
using V.base relational database; for simultaneous, multiple spot reel compilation.
Circle (828)
Model NSS/CCU: network share switcher and
channel control unit.
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Random Access: auto error detection for Adcart
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SCU- 1A/-2A system controls.
Clear-Com intercoms
CDI.328: random -access digital audio recording
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Clark & Associates Ltd
VG-341: TV /cable character generator. Circle
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MaxFrame: video computer on VME boards in
DP4:2:2 video interface; speeds 3-D and animation
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Macintosh, PC Utilities: file import /export, conversion facilities.
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- 1991
can measure...
with the best monitor and the most accurate test set.
The FMM -2 /FMS -2 series monitors provide an even greater degree of
precision measurement than ever before... You can measure S/N below
90 dB, You can measure crosstalk below 85 dB, You can measure separations
of better than 70 dB, You can measure frequency response to better than
0.25 dB, You can measure distortions to lower than 0.01 %, and much more...
Our uncluttered panels and autoranging voltmeters make these measurements a dream.
CALL ARNO MEYER (215) 687 -5550
Call or write for more information on Belar AM, FM, Stereo, SCA and TV monitors.
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Broadcast Engineering
June 1991
Computer Assisted Technologies
of New York, Inc.
847A Second Avenue Suite 175
New York , NY 10017
Tel. (212) 687 -BCAM
Fax. (212) 573-8362
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pars agon \'par-e -, gän, -gen\ n
a fully digital transmission processor
for all
2: Featuring:
No clipper,
meaning no
artifacts; 4 -band compressor and 4-band
limiter; 10 -band graphic EQ; 9" VGA
touch -screen equipped video monitor;
factory- loaded sound library; on -air AAB
comparison. User installable options will
include a AES/EBU digital FO and Stereo
digital audio transmission
6632 Central Avenue Pike
I Knoxville,
Tennessee 37912
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689 -2500
Euro- Distributor Info: JWM (M) Ltd.. P.O. Box 115, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1 DA. England
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Phone: (Int. 44) 637 877170 I Fax: (Int. 44) 637 850495
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Video Workbench: video clip module for DP 4:2:2,
D/MOSAIC; filmstrip view of In, Out edit points;
transition, manipulation effects; extract line drawing animation from video footage.
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68040 upgrade: CPU processor for LiveLine 5 and
ArtStar 3-D Plus systems.
Circle (856)
Protean Paint: 2 -D in-betweening software for
animation; full color, integrated single -frame
Circle (857)
DP/MAX: DP4:2:2 paint, animation production
system with 100s DP /Mosaic, MaxFrame video
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Version 5.1: update for DP 4:2:2, DP /MOSAIC, including 3-D, Morph modules.
Circle (859)
Columbine Systems
Master Control Automation: operate without
operator intervention; master control, routing
switching, multiplay, single cart decks, 1" transports, titler, still-store operation.
Circle (860)
Columbine Sales: automation package links
master control for immediate feedback of commercials aired.
Circle (861)
News/Production: extends automation with interface to news, production; includes closed captioning and teleprompting.
Circle (862)
Comark Communications/Phomson -CSF
ESC equipped system: UHF TV transmitter;
powers from 60kW to 280kW, water -cooled
diplexed amplification; uses suppressed collector
ESC device by EEV; solid -state control logic;
European safety specifications.
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JOT equipped system: UHF TV transmitter rated
to 240kW; diplexed, common amplification with
air and water cooling; EEV Inductive Output Tube
in power amplification stage.
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Model 3681, 3682: 1.55 Gigabyte /s fiber optic terminal pair.
Circle (865)
Model 3081, 3082: audio codec for 8-channel, 16-
bit operation.
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Model 3903/3904: digital video codec; 2-channel,
9 -bit with 8.5MHz sampling.
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Commodore Business Machines
RGB AmiLink: multimedia video editing system
based on Amiga PC.
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Comprehensive Video Supply
MM-3100 EFP mixer: 3- input, 1-output, balanced;
flat frequency response; AC or DC power; Cordura
carrying case.
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LOG MASTER upgrade: expanded database
capability; frame grab, V-LAN features. Circle (870)
Bilora tripods: camera, lighting support; featuring #1473 head.
PC3000 analyzer.
Circle (904)
STAT: short interval audio test sequence for 5s
on -air testing of audio circuits.
Circle (905)
prompting monitors simultaneously. Circle (881)
Machine control interface: for Chyron Super Scribe titler.
Circle (882)
Rundown module: variable auto script timing,
user -defined displays, automation computation of
back, elapsed, cumulative timing.
Circle (883)
Continental Electronics
Model8l7B: 60kW FM transmitter; established PS,
RF, IPA stages, 802A exciter; dual cavity amplifier
operates into external combiner.
Circle (906)
Computer Prompting
CPC500Plus: closed- captioning system with time
Circle (884)
CPC- 1000N: prompting, closed-captions interface
to electronic newsrooms.
Circle (885)
CPC- I000D: flat screen teleprompter display has
weight of 8 lbs.
Circle (886)
Corporate Communications
Triton A/D: controller for Copernicus 4x4 or Sun-
DXP, DXR: digital audio codec; 7.5kHz full duplex
audio; 56 or 64kb /s data in ISDN, switched 56 telco,
fractional Tl, satellite links; DXP portable acpowered unit; DXR rack mount.
Circle (887)
burst II analog processors.
Circle (909)
Copernicus 4x: multiformat processor for Dl 10bit signals; 4:4:4:4 architecture for Color Space
Transform processing.
Circle (910)
Comsat World Systems
High -speed data: 56kbit mobile data services for
Corporate Computer Systems
Micro 15K: audio codec with analog bandwidth to
high -quality audio by satellite from transportable
terminals; also for transmission of slow -scan
video, photo transmission.
Circle (888)
Micro 66R: audio codec with dual rate capability
DT4000 terminal: multirate digital earth station;
complete Ku -band TR antenna, radio transceiver,
remote control equipment.
Circle (889)
CDA 201 card: digital audio compression by 4:1
for earth stations.
Circle (890)
DBR401 receiver: receive-only earth station; antenna, LNB and receiver electronics.
Circle (891)
Stati-Cat components: arrays reduce damage
EC6 controller: stores 64 satellite locations in
removable Program Pak; operates all Comtech
motorized antenna systems.
Circle (892)
Model MRC-82: miniature wireless microphone
receiver; attaches to camera.
Circle (893)
Data reduction board: for
DCS system; apt -X 100
co-processor expands DCS machine; 4:1 data compression doubles storage; 32kHz sampling; 2MBytes storage /minute of audio.
Circle (878)
Digital Commercial System: hard disk storage of
commercials, liners, jingles; for live, satellite -fed
Circle (879)
stations; "instant access" for on-air.
Computer Engineering Associates
Multilingual prompting:
Broadcast Engineering
from static, lightning; CN-1 Crow's Nest; Stati-Cat
SC -1; Stati -Kitty SC3 for reduced noise in receive
antennas; Stati-Tomcats SC-4 where larger units
are required.
Circle (914)
Critical Communications
Integrator 1000: 6 -input
transformer -
balanced circuitry distributes inputs as assigned
to four outputs.
Circle (915)
Crouse -Hinds Airport Lighting
TLR- 70020: serves as lamp failure alarm relay for
one or two flashing beacons; serves as alarm
and /or lamp transfer relay for steady -burning
Crown International
CM 230: 3-capsule mic produces three independent outputs; l2 -48Vdc phantom or 9V battery
operation; 80Hz-15kHz response, 120dB SPL and
-56dB sensitivity.
Circle (917)
Macro-Reference: monitor amp with toroidal
power transformer; convection cooling; output
device protection; drives loads as low as 10;
Circe (918)
DAF system: digital audio equipment replaces
standard tape cartridges; 330 minutes storage
with expansion options; features audio overlap;
traffic system interface.
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Computer Concepts
of 56kbps and 64kbps.
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MICRO661 digital audio terminal: codec for international service using 7.5kHz ADPCM audio
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visual amplification.
Circle (894)
584x10: 4-channel transmitter for ITFS, wireless
cable; 1 -10W output at 2- 2.7GHz; independent
channel controls.
Circle (895)
SB050B: 50W TV transmitter for ITFS, wireless
cable service at 2- 2.7GHz.
Circle (896)
Concept Productions
BCAM1.70, BCAMLAN: enhanced software packages track maintenance requirements; upgraded
single station, LAN versions; Parts Inventory,
Circle (877)
Hints, Contacts, Shift Log features.
Circle (911)
obstruction lighting; programmable.
Circle (871)
Computer Assisted Technologies
SBSA -10: IOW frequency agile TV transmitter for
ITFS, wireless cable at 2-2.7GHz; separate aural,
management, tracing, translation.
Circle (872)
Edit Master MAC: CV Technologies full- featured
editing package, for Macintosh; optional control
knob, CVNET rackmount.
Circle (873)
CUTTER: cuts -only edit controller; with keyboard,
two CVNET interfaces, master controller card,
software, cables.
Circle (874)
CUE MASTER upgrade: teleprompter; handheld
control, through-the -lens monitor.
Circle (875)
VGA prompting: software for Comprompter sysCircle (876)
tems with monitor enhancement.
Control Concepts
SUPERTRAC: active track surge suppression
protects against surges, low-level voltage transients; includes UL497A phone /modem protection;
six models cover 7.5A to 15A.
Circle (907)
Isolatron series enhancements: power protection for AM /FM, TV facilities.
Circle (908)
List Master: EDL software, integrates list cleaning,
on single -screen; simultaneous split- screen editing in two languages.
Circle (880)
Multiprompter: three separate scripts on three
Concept W Systems
PDC-240 PowerPlex option: includes power for
camera, viewfinder, camera adapter with Camplex
bidirectinal signals on one coax.
Circle (898)
CP-201A: universal camera adapter, control unit;
noise reduction on mic /line for greater dynamic
range; Plus Port camera adaptor, balanced audio
I /O.
Circle (899)
RVS-230: 4x return video VBI switcher; genlock to
camera on one single coaxial line.
Circle (900)
QL-1010A: 31-channel block downconvert; im-
proved IF, channel -handling.
Circle (901)
Model PA -1033: low noise microwave pre-amp;
enhances fringe reception; additional gain when
needed on long cable runs; mounts directly to
Circle (902)
most downconverters.
One Piece: audio adaptor plugs; spring -loaded terminals paired with XLR, TRS, RCA, BNC and BanCircle (903)
tam connectors.
Circle (916)
Satellite Shuttle: high -speed delivery of TV commercials, video by satellite from production
centers in NYC, Los Angeles to 21 cities; 2-hour
Circle (919)
Data Center Management
Hardware upgrades: newsroom automation
using DEC hardware.
Circle (920)
1 -, 2- channel audio DAs for D -800
10x1 switchers; six resistive split outputs, bal-
D-850, D-851:
anced or unbalanced bridging input; output to
+28dBm across 6000.
Circle (921)
D-872: RS- 232/RS-422 communications converter
Circle (922)
D-890 series: digital audio modules; D-890 DAwith
1x6; D-891 AES /EBU 20-bit D/A converter with
regenerated output; D-892AES/EBU 20-bit A/D con-
Circle (923)
D-2400 switching system: A/V router for multilevel audio, video; for 800 sources, 800 destinations; 40MHz bandwidth video matrix; 116dB
Circle (924)
audio dynamic range.
D-806 VDA: 10 outputs, 0.05dB to 8MHz, 25MHz
bandwidth; optional EQ plug -in; usable as subcar-
Consultronics Limited
rier DA.
PG3000: stereo audio generator companion to
D-2459, 2457:: under -monitor, LED alphanumeric
June 1991
Circle (925)
Nature has its own
professionals of
sound and vision.
The wonders of sound and vision found in nature are
hard to reproduce. In fact, if anyone has come close it's IEEV.
Whatever your broadcast requirements, you'll find
EEV has the technology tc match. High- efficiency
UHF Television Klystrons from 5kW to 70kW for
Television Transmitters. A range of Broadcast
Tetrodes and Vacuum Capacitors for AM and FM
transmitters, and Leddicon® camera tubes to fit
virtually every broadcast color camera availabie today.
Our experience is the key to technological leadership.
Our manufacturing know -how ensures the
highest quality and reliability.
Above all, our professional dedication
to our customers' needs makes us the natural choice
of broadcasters the world over.
Leddicon is the Registered
Trade Mark of EEV Lead Oxide
Camera Tubes.
Technology for the Broadcast Industry
USA: EEV Inc, 4 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523. Telephone: (914) 592 6050 or 'Toll Free' 1- 800 -DIAL EEV Telex: 6818096 Fax: (914) 682 8922
CANADA: EEV Canada Ltd, 67 Westmore Drive, Rexdale, Ontario M9V 3Y6. Telephone: (416) 745 9494 Telex 06 989363 Fax: (416) 745 0618
UK: EEV, Waterhouse Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2QU, England. Telephone: (0245) 493493 Telex: 99103 Fax: (0245) 492492
Subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc of England.
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stereo with 3.5" hard drive; random access and
programmable; replaces all audio cartridge, reel
Circle (937)
display of source ID for eight sources; RS-422 or
control from D -2000, -2400 switchers -245710-desCircle (926)
tination alphanumeric display.
D -2422: RS-422 data routing switcher. Circle (927)
D -2454: desktop control for routers.
Circle (928)
D -2421: stereo router, left-channel/right-channel
reversal feature.
Circle (929)
Di -Tech
Model 5217: wideband routers; 16x16 matrix for
Circle (938)
100MHz signals.
Matrix Manager: Unix OS for virtual matrix system; 6-character names; 32 -level routing; multiCircle (939)
tasking in multi -user environment.
Model 5216: expandable 16x16 serial digital
router for Dl, D2 signals.
Circle (940)
Series 5430: small matrix switchers, 16x2 video
only, audio only; 16x1, 24x4 AFV; 30MHz video
Circle (941)
Circle (930)
3" terrain data.
Expanded services: FM, LPTV detailed interference studies; coverage population density, terrain
shadowing map services; received signal level
Circle (931)
daVinci Systems
Renaissance HiRes Kilovector: secondary color
correctory; multiple, variable width vectors with
automatic centering for W accuracy. Circle (932)
DIC/ / /Digital
MQ series: digital audio tape; cassette lengths
15 -122 minutes; MicroFinity metal particle forCircle (942)
Decision, Inc
Broadcast System III: Ver 6.0; traffic, commercial
schedule, logging, sales prospect management;
copy /co-op management, avails; Lotus -style
menus, Decision Query System.
Dielectric Communications
TCB antenna: cavity- backed, CP single, multistation antenna; for FM, mid-/high -band VHF; 3 -panel
array for omnidirectional pattern; special direcCircle (943)
tional patterns available.
Control panel: universal switch controls one, two
coaxial, waveguide switches at manned, remotely
Circle (944)
controlled transmitter installations.
Circle (933)
Dedolight 150: high- intensity light; 24Vdc, 250W
lamp; optical focus; air-flow in housing cuts heat
Circle (934)
Digital Arts
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DGS/Silicon Graphics: software for Silicon
Circle (945)
Graphics Iris, Irisvision systems.
DGS V3.3: enhanced 3-D animation with Render
Manager; interactive assignment of surface characteristics, shading parameters; modifies lighting
Circle (946)
and positioning.
DGS Paint: 3-D modeling in 32 -bits; Truevision
Vista frame buffer; digital compositing; NTSC, PAL
Circle (947)
I/O standards.
DHK Group
DIGICORDER: compact digital audio recorder,
player includes "Audisk DAR "; 400 minute 15kHz
Digital Audio Research
SoundStation DSP enhancement: signal processor; segment-based capability for 4-band para-
Denny Manufacturing
Backgrounds, Props: photographic, studio backCircle (935)
drops, props for portraiture, sets.
DN-7700R: CD cart recorder; uses ACD-17 optical
discs for 63 minutes storage; recordings playable
on DN-970 player; digital, analog I /O; master -slave
link to
machines for duplication.
metric EQ, gain, pan control of all segments; processing attributes become tags to segments
Circle (948)
during editing, production process.
DASS 100 interface: multifunction synchronizer,
muitidevice interface, signal processor; signals
transfered among equipment in digital domain;
sampling frequency converter, format converter,
Circle (949)
gain adjustment; test signal source.
SoundStation II options: 16 simultaneous output
Circle (950)
channels; eight track-hour storage.
Digital Audio Technologies
Stella voxStellamaster: studio R-DAT; dual transport; direct recording of two tapes; 44.1 kHz, 48kHz
can be used simultaneously; copy function, time
code reference manipulation; PC-type editor; mulCircle (951)
titrack recording, playback.
Digital F/X
Video F/X 2.0: non-linear editing, optional A/B
roll, PICS animation for desktop video system;
Circle (952)
support for additional tape decks.
Soft F/X: low-cost disk- assisted, video editing
with Macintosh I1; use as off -line editing system;
final assembly on Video F/X system.
Digital Microwave
Model DV70: digital video modulator, demodCircle (957)
ulator for satellite transmissions.
Model DV45: digital video, audio codec; rated for
Circle (958)
45Mbits /s.
Digital Processing Systems
Circle (959)
Series 9500: signal DAs.
Circle (960)
DPS-285: sync /test signal generator.
PC plug-in: TBC -on-a -card; for Newtek Video
Toaster and similar PC -based video production
Circle (961)
Free Cataloe & AudioNideo Applications
Routing Switchers(St -AM
(24,16,12,8,4,2 stations(
Video S Audio Diat. Ample.
RGB -Sync Diat. Ampls.
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Broadcast Engineering
Press Boxes
1 -In/16-out
Video /Audio
2 -In /24 -out Audio
Mlc, EO, Line,
Tape, Phono,
Osc, Trans.,
Video ACN,
Pwr. Stupp.
OOPAMP LABS INC (213) 934 -3566
1033 N Sycamore Av LOS ANGELES CA,
June 1991
Circle (953)
Filecon: imports graphics from Macintosh to
Circle (954)
Composium system.
Version 3.0: live- action compositing, rotoscoping;
Circle (955)
upgrade from 80386 to 80486 CPU.
Pantone color system: to calibrate video equipCircle (956)
ment with Pantone color palette.
We've Got A Screw Missing!
fact we're missing two, and it represents a significant design
improvement in our famous A3F and A3M audio connector!
the NEW AA3 Series
from Switchcraft with a sleek, new
streamlined look. And
available in black too!
... it's
Now, anyone who assembles or uses this well -known and relied -on audio
connector will appreciate the many benefits incorporated in the new AA3 series.
For example:
Only 1 screw instead of 3 means quicker
assembly time and lower costs.
No need for a special tool
Solder cups are repositioned for quicker,
easier access
Clamp remains with connector, no screws to
contend with, and features a fold -down tab
for ground to pin 1.
New design permits easy exchange of flex
relief for color coding if desired
New insert "Greenie" is even more resistant
to chipping and wear for longer connector
And as always you can depend on the
rugged all metal construction to pass the
"stomp -on" test.
Get "real inside story" from
your nearest Switchcraft
Raytheon Company
5555 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630
312 -792 -2700
FAX (312) 792 -2129.
(and...the A3F and A3M Series are still available too!)
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Garner Industries
6808 series: degausser for
Dl media; 850
Oe from "V"-coil; manual operation.
Circle (1124)
GE American Communications
SATCOM C -1 service: replaces SATCOM R-1
transponders for program distribution, backhaul
Circle (1125)
GE Lighting
Linear Halogen-IR: uses infrared coating technology; coating passes visible light, reflects infrared
back onto filement for improved efficiency; 350W
Circle (1126)
to 660W.
HV lamps: high voltage stage, studio lighting
Circle (1127)
designed for European market.
Gefen Systems
CD-Sound music manager: accesses
line with NSM CD2100 changer.
100 CDs onCircle (1128)
CD.J. Mac Jukebox: entertainment sound
switch; 25 -35ns switching; low diff gain, phase;
Circle (1135)
channel isolation 85dB at 10MHz.
Macintosh compatible.
GS9006D2cable equalizer: 8-pin package serves
management for CDs; NSM CD2101 -AC changer;
SoundTouch music system:
Circle (1129)
CD sound manage-
ment by Sony; remote, Touch Screen control by
Circle (1130)
IBM or Macintosh, Gefen interface.
Background Music: packages in six different forCircle (1131)
Digiffects: 10 sound effects categories in library
Circle (1132)
by Ljudproduktion AB, Sweden.
GT4122, 4123 video multipliers: two video inputs
at 25MHz; one 30MHz control input; optimized for
Circle (1133)
desktop video.
GS4881, 4883 sync separators: 8-pin device with
adaptive stripping at 50% slicing level; sync gating
for noise immunity; composite, H/V sync out; scan
Circle (1134)
rates to 130kHz.
GY4102A fast SPDT toggle: 8-pin video toggle
Patching EquipmEnt
Audio Patching
Panels & Jacks
Pre -Wired Audio Panels
Patch Cords
Available in both
1/4 & Mini Sizes
automated EQ circuit for cables to 300m; ECL
Circle (1136)
Gentner Electronics
DAWN: digital audio workstation network; recording, control, playback with LAN interconnection
Circle (1137)
without using audio tape.
PRIZM: 4-band digital processor; change of 20
operating parameters by front -panel switches;
connects to Lazer through FO cable. Circle (1138)
Lazer: digital processor; clean stereo separation,
limiting; generator creates left, right channels;
controlled modulation limits; optical encoder converts analog to digital; expansion to processing
Circle (1139)
chain available for future.
PeopleLink A77: acoustical telco interface for
boardroom audio conferencing; eliminates acoustic echo; central node for connection to other
Circle (1140)
conferencing equipment.
4/4.2 OB: lightweight matte box; mounts to lens;
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12oz overall weight.
GeoFocus: follow-focus; 3 -speed forward and
Circle (1142)
GeoFX: lightweight CR-39 resin filters; for Matte
box; 15 gram; improved color saturation,
smoother gradations.
GEPCO International
GÁ724-M :: 24ga multipair audio cable; each pair
Circle (1144)
shielded with extra flexible jacket.
Breakout Boxes: for remote field use; two models
have 32 -, 64- channel capacity.
21218: digital video
tance connections.
Circle (1146)
Getris Images
Venice production system: three 4:2:2 inputs,
4:0:0 linear key; 4:2:2 output with linear key; includes Abekas A60 control; provides software
with automatic adjustment of video I/ltircle (1147)
Venice videographics: paint, 2 -D animation, effects; 3-D synthesis; combines graphics with live
Video Patching
Circle (1145)
/-pair for extended dis-
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GML, Inc.
HR topography, configurable,
rack-mount mixers; 12 modules per rack; direct
Circle (1149)
in /out, 4-bus, 4-aux out per input.
Moving Fader upgrades: fader status configurations; "Smart Start" starts mix without initial
preset; "Additive Grouping" group master affects
Circle (1150)
save faders similar to VCA group.
FVP-2000: film, video post software for moving
fader automation with Razor Blade EDL editing
Circle (1151)
Model 9100 HRT
Video Panels
Video Panels & Jacks
Patch Cords
RGB Panels
Grass Valley Group
RS- 422 Patching
One Rack -Unit, 24 Port
(12 in, 12 out)
Two Rack -Unit, 48 Port
(24 in, 24 out)
Interconnect Cables
MCFseries: multichannel fiber optics with digital
and other distribution equipment.
Circle (1152)
VPE-241: mid-price edit control; extends VPE -141
system with four EDL bins, 8,004 -line EDL; SWAP
second floppy disk drive; software incudes 409
and TRACE.
Circle (1153)
VPE-131 controller: edit with six device ports
(four VTRs); full function keyboard, jogger; 1001 line EDL, on -board disk drive; Super Edit software;
for small on -line, off -line suites.
Circi (1154)
DPM -700 manipulator: 3 -D effects, ro ation,
If it's quality patching equipment you require, you've
found the best source! Call or write for details.
audio accessories
Interface: links Dubner Graphics Factory, KadenKaleidoscope; 3-D animation, graphic s, lets
Kaleidoscope do manipulations.
Circi (1157)
Model 3000: production switcher; anal g with
composite digital processing; key inputs for all
video inputs; layering capabilities.
arc (1158)
Model 200-2 enhancement: Peripheral B
control allows switcher to be integrated into a production system.
Audio Accessories, Inc., Mill Street, Marlow, NH 03456
Phone: 603/446-3335
Fax: 603/446 -7543
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Broadcast Engineering
June 1991
Key -Link, Key-Layer: functions from #110
switcher and DPM -100 effects system cc mbine
into video production system.
Circi e(1156)
Circle (1159)
Gray Engineering Labs
DTR-313: time -code reader, generator;
SMPTE /EBU spec; independent LTC, VITC read,
generate functions.
Circle (1160)
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From low-cost DA's, HDTV and serial D2 routers and
fiber links all the way to 1600x1280 graphics switching
systems. Only DYNAIR meets your needs with a complete spectrum of products for routing and distribution.
Today, DYNAIR systems are the best value in a wide
range of demanding applications: broadcast, video production and government /military.
To protect your investment, all DYNAIR systems
are fully upgradable to serial digital. And they can be
expanded. So you can be sure they'll grow with your
DYNASTY. A full line of central routers from NTSC
through HDTV to high resolution. Vertical interval
switching for every signal in your plant is provided by
separate sync for each level.
DYNA MITE. Serial D2, video, audio and TC in a single, compact low -cost router. Flexible enough to operate
with a multi -panel control system. Ideal for small system
applications, its modular design can be expanded to
SERIES 400/1200 DISTRIBUTION. From serial digital to HDTV to broadcast, a full line of fiber /coax distri-
bution. They provide the industry's best differential
phase/gain and signal-to-noise. At a cost of only $900
per link for building-to- building, on- location, or in-studio
cable runs.
MiniStar CONTROLS. These flexible controls can
be switched back and forth between single bus, multi
bus or full X-Y control. They're easy to learn, computer
controllable and offer destination locking and source
restrictions. And the same control panel handles all
DYNAIR switchers. So there is only one panel to learn.
Only one panel to store for spares.
From dependable switchers to controls and links,
DYNAIR systems offer you the complete solution: serial
digital, HDTV, NTSC, PAL and high resolution graphics
signals in both fiber and coax.
Whether you need a simple, low-cost solution or a
large -scale integrated system, DYNAIR's 33 years of
proven reliability and precision performance make it the
smart way to go. And the best way to grow.
For more information, call 800-854 -2831. Fax to
(619) 264 -4181. Or write to DYNAIR Electronics, Inc.,
5275 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114.
Call us first. 800 -854 -2831
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Communicate with:
UP TO 300 KW
UP TO 100 KW
Bozdareviceva 13, Zagreb - Yugoslavia
tel: (041)210-684, fax: (041)231-410
telex: 22165 RIZ YU
We've Got A Screw Missing!
fact we're missing two, and it represents a significant design
improvement in our famous A3F and A3M audio connector!
the NEW AA3 Series
from Switchcraft with a sleek, new
streamlined look. And
available in black too!
... it's
Now, anyone who assembles or uses this well -known and relied -on audio
connector will appreciate the many benefits incorporated in the new AA3 series.
For example:
Only 1 screw instead of 3 means quicker
assembly time and lower costs.
No need for a special tool
Solder cups are repositioned for quicker,
easier access
Clamp remains with connector, no screws to
contend with, and features a fold -down tab
for ground to pin 1.
New design permits easy exchange of flex
relief for color coding if desired
New insert "Greenie" is even more resistant
to chipping and wear for longer connector
And as always you can depend on the
rugged all metal construction to pass the
"stomp -on" test.
Get "real inside story" from
your nearest Switchcraft
Raytheon Company
5555 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630
FAX (312) 792-2129.
(and...the A3F and A3M Series are still available too!)
Circle (62) on Reply Card
DPS295: TBC /framestore.
DPS -2200: TBC / synchronizer.
DPS375: PAL TBC / framestore.
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Digital Vision
DVNR 1000: 20dB noise reduction; suppression
depends on picture, noise distribution; 4:2:2 format with 10-bit architecture; I/O for DI, RGB, YIN,
Circle (965)
DVFS 1000: TBC, synchronizer for D1; 10-bit processing; format transcoding; composite, component upgrades; IBM -PC control available with
Circle (966)
serial port.
DVCC 1000: Dl color corrector; 10-bit processing;
525-, 625 -line signals; master saturation, hue controls; luminance, red, green, blue corrected with
black, gamma, gain; 6+6 vector secondary correction of hue saturation, luminance; component,
Circle (967)
composite interface upgrades.
Display Devices
DataLift DL2, DL3: large screen projector
supports; positions unused unit in ceiling; extends to
Circle (968)
5'6" or optional 10'.
Dura-Flux lighting: flicker -free fluorescent; two
tubes for 5,500 °K lighting; Spectra -Flux 99% reflecCircle (969)
tivity coating on fixture reflectors.
Model F320W. 320W dimmable fluorescent with
Circle (970)
eight 40W lamps.
6kW Par: standard 6kW AC par lamp. Circle (971)
DCHDI1000W, 5000W 1kW, 5kW.
Circle (972)
Dolby Labs
Model 422: Dolby B-,
C -, S-type
reference encoder,
Circle (973)
DP5500 DSTL: digital STL at 950MHz; AC -2 audio
coding; two audio, two auxiliary channels in bandwidth comparable to narrowband FM composite;
Circle (974)
analog L/R inputs, outputs.
Domestic Corporation
KWYATT generator: mobile, standby power unit;
4-cycle, in -line 3-cylinder gasoline engine; negative
Circle (975)
ground starter; 4kW, 7kW models.
Dorrough Electronics
Model VLM-I: video level monitor shows average,
peak, sync as scaled arc on video screen; combine
with two audio meters for modulation monitoring
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380 -A meters: console-mounted stereo indicators;
dual elements in self-powered circuit; L +R and
Sum +Difference modes.
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CVM40: dynamic video level meter; displays average luminance, sync, peak luminance levels on
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LED array.
Dove Systems
TechPro Memory controller: lighting control;
mouse interface "grabs" dimmer, sets desired
level; AMX -192, DMX -512, analog in; AMX, DMX
out; 252-cue memory; proportional patchs, multiple crossfades; 18 pile-on submasters. Circle (979)
DT Electronics
SCX6244EFC IC: parallel multiplexer, demultiplexer; for 4:2:2 video in 625-, 525 -line standards;
converts between digital YCRCB 601, 27MHz paralCircle (980)
lel interface format of CCIR 565.
Dubner Computer Systems
304C Graphics Animator: hardware, software upgrade; expanded hard drive; Magmove keyframe
animator; K -PNT paint, dual user feature; linear
DYNAIR Electronics
Series 400 video: fiber transmission system;
transmitter-receiver separations to 15km; low differential phase /gain, S/N ratio; compatible with
System 1200.
Series 1200: serial digital fiber optics for Dl; for
distances to 1,300 feet; composite NTSC to 2,600
feet (PAL, 2,000 feet); modules integrate
baseband, digital signal environments. Circle (989)
Dyna Mite RGB: modular router with 10, 20, 30x10
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matrices in 2RU.
MP -9200D control: DYNASTY system multistandard, VBI switching; source restrictions; multi PC
control, salvos; panels connect by bus, home run
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with coax, fiber.
MP-9230A router: multilevel switcher with 8-level
control, follow, breakaway; VBI switching for mulCircle (992)
tiple standards; ASIC technology.
Dyna Mite Composite D2: modular serial router;
10-, 20-, 30x10 matrix in 2RU space; cards expand
I/O, bandwidth characteristics of Dynasty system;
supports digital, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, HDTV and
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graphics to 1280x1024 resolution.
Series 3100: 6- output video, video EQ and pulse
EmcPC: laptop version of Emc2 system; requires
Circle (1011)
VGA compatibility.
EDX Engineering
FMSR, TVSR: redesigned FM/TV channel study
programs; includes 3 ", 30" terrain elevation
databases; extensive map drawing feature; conduct interference studies; plot protected and inCircle (1012)
terference contours.
CD-ROM-3: 3 arc -second terrain elevation data on
Circle (1013)
CD-ROM medium.
CVRsoftware: calculates, plots field strength contours; extracts elevation from USGS 3 ", 30" terrain
database diskette or CD-ROM in 3" or 1 square
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degree formats.
EEG Enterprises
VDR-2: VBI data receiver
TVCD100: VBI line-21 decoder.
Circle (1015)
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EG &G Electro-Optics
FlashGuard 2000: medium -intensity beacon; narrow beam cuts operation cost; 3-lamp,
design replaces Fresnel lens.
Circle (1017)
192/E: electric column on Dino dolly. Circle (1018)
Model 148Skymote: extension unit for the Piccolo
crane series.
Circle (1019)
205 mini head: remote control camera head for
from camera or remote graphics workstations to
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destination 1,500 feet away.
Dyna Mite HDTV: compact router for RGB HR
graphics; 2RU with integrated alphanumeric control; composite, key, audio, sync, TC follow, break,
Circle (996)
Dinky Dolly 156: portable 4 -wheel steerable dolly
Circle (994)
Series 450 /460 HDTV: fiber transmission for RGB
Dynatech NewStar
NewStar II: workstation software through
Circle (999)
Orion interface: create supers with Quanta Orion
from NewStar II workstation.
Circle (1000)
Machine Control Units: interface controls
Chyron 4100/4200, Super Scribe, BTS Vidifont titling systems in the newsroom; also multimedia
Circle (1001)
integration capabilities.
EarthWatch Communications
EarthWatch software: 3-D landscape visualizaCircle (1002)
tion of weather conditions.
Eastman Kodak
HDTV encoding technology: source adaptive encoding of 24 -frame material to reduce data transCircle (1003)
mission requirements.
Photo CD: still- store; manipulation features; scanner stores 100 Hi-Res images on interchangeable
Circle (1020)
Circle (1021)
Electric Image
for Macintosh: animation tools for film,
video; imports PostScript Type 1 fonts, conversion to 3-D models; 4-window display of objects in
Circle (1022)
orthogonal, camera views.
Circle (997)
with open-system standards.
Odetics interface: links NewStar, Odetics for onCircle (998)
air news playback.
Rollcall personnel scheduler: software tracks
schedules, logging, reminders, vacation, labor
lightweight cameras.
Circle (1004)
Ektagraphic Slide Video System: 450 -line video
output from transparencies; auto focus, tracking,
color correction and white balance. Circle (1005)
BARD: object-oriented graphic layout on Macintosh with 50 fonts; connects to Tempest effects
generator by YIQ-Key cables; disk files by SCSI link;
Circle (1006)
RGB in, RGB/YIQ out.
RE38N/D: dynamic cardioid mic for recording,
broadcast, reinforcement; 16-position EQ switch;
N /DYM for high output, wide response; DynaDamp
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vibration isolation.
RE27N/D: cardioid dynamic mic; N /DYM, Variable
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D features for crisp high -end sound.
S40 monitor: compact personal monitor with
51/4" polypropylene woofer, 1" ferro-cooled softCircle (1025)
dome tweeter; rated for 160W.
ElectroGlG Nederland
ElectroGIG: 3 -D animation, design tools; for DEC
Circle (1026)
Electronics Research
Invisi-Shield: an electrically transparent antenna
shield attaches above antenna bays to protect
Circle (1027)
against falling ice.
PE960.6 product eliminator: multistation filter;
constant impedance, high selectivity; sideband
attenuation >20dB down at ±800kHz. Circle (1028)
960-6 module: medium power, constant impedance combiner; 25kW/input without forced air
cooling; minimum input separation of 800kHz;
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120kW output.
Circle (1030)
SP-X-l: antenna tower sections.
1090 antennas: medium power FM panels; 60kW
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per level, 150kW per system.
Electrosonic Systems
PICBLOCIIL videowall system.
ProCUBE: video projector system.
Circle (1032)
Circle (1033)
Circle (981)
30-K Weather system: weather data gathering,
Circle (982)
display; 30-K Graphics Animator.
sonic write-once MO discs; Script Mimic material
organizer; disc capacity of one hour. Circle (1007)
Elenos Broadcasting Equipment
RFDiagnostic: telemetry, control system; reports
data from remotely monitored amplifier to central
Circle (1034)
IBM /compatible; real -time graphics.
rewritable magneto-optical disks reduces storage
Elmech USA
Dwight Cavendish
requirements, costs.
VP 738: 10x10 video, audio router for duplication
Circle (983)
Copymaster 350: computer -controlled quality
Circle (984)
control system.
Circle (985)
VS 617: 5-group duplicator control.
VS 618: control panel matchs functions of
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Panasonic AG-684 video recorder.
DX Communications
DRC- 101 /R: data receiver, controller for integrated satellite reception using tiered node adCircle (987)
Broadcast Engineering
Ediflex Systems
Edillex II system: non -linear editing using
Optiflex: digital re- recording system for
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Editing Machines Corporation
Emcl HD: EMC editing system with 676Mbyte disk
for one hour, 17 minutes capacity with multitrack
Circle (1009)
Enhanced Emcl: 348Mbyte hard disk; C -cube
video compression enhances resolution; VHfess
image quality with doubled picture size; open arCircle (1010)
chitecture system.
June 1991
Phantom dolly: track, studio crab wheels;
r anual
hoist, Phantom Mini or Phantom AT colu m for
Circa (1035)
660 pounds.
EMCEE Broadcast Products
TTS20HS: frequency-agile design MMDS TV transCircle (1036)
Solid-state transmitters:
solid-state; TTU1000EE1kW UHF; 7TV1000EE 1kW
Circle (1037)
Affordable Effects From FOR.A
MF 3000...special effects as easy as 1, 2, 3D.
perspective, curve and twist, and more...and of course
every popular 2D effect you can imagine.
or composite sources. Program "coin flip" effects to show
the same input on both sides. Choose to program effects
sequences by setting up key frames or as continuous effects
mutines stored in non-volatile memory for instant recall.
A case ofbeauty in simplicity.
Programming Multiflex is a snap. The green and yellow
panel -switch illuminations indicate active or standby for
the next operation
quick prompt to the next step. And
its touch key operation plus a 3 -axis joystick assure
smooth performance with minimal button pushing.
Versatile performance from the TBC Masters .
Multiflex's built in Time Base Corrector ensures full
bandwidth for composite video inputs and Y/C sources.
Its full frame memory automatically phases sources to
your system timing (even for non -synchronous VTRs),
and provides freeze frame and field displays.
Flexibility enhances creativity.
Select three independent inputs - background video,
foreground video A and foreground video B- for Y/C 358
High performance, easy operation, affordable pricing
from $14,500, three year warrantyYou can't make a wrong move with MULTIFLEX.
MULTI'F'LEX gives you a complete array of clean, fluid
3D effects, including Z-axis spin, rotation and
FOR.A Corporation of America 313 Speen Street Natick, MA 01760
Boston: (508) 650 -3902
Chicago: (708) 964 -1616
Houston: (713) 894 -2668
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Los Angeles: (714) 894-3311
Garner Industries
680B series: degausser for S-VHS, Dl media; 850
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Oe from "V" -coil; manual operation.
GE American Communications
SATCOM C-1 service: replaces SATCOM R-1
transponders for program distribution, backhaul
Circle (1125)
CD.J. Mac Jukebox: entertainment sound
management for CDs; NSM CD2101-AC changer;
Circle (1129)
Macintosh compatible.
SoundTouch music system: CD sound management by Sony; remote, Touch Screen control by
Circle (1130)
IBM or Macintosh, Gefen interface.
Background Music: packages in six different formats.
Circle (1131)
Digiffects: 10 sound effects categories in library
Circle (1132)
by Ljudproduktion AB, Sweden.
LinearHalogen IR: uses infrared coating technology; coating passes visible light, reflects infrared
back onto filement for improved efficiency; 350W
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to 660W.
HV lamps: high voltage stage, studio lighting
Circle (1127)
designed for European market.
Gefen Systems
CD-Sound music manager: accesses 100 CDs onCircle (1128)
line with NSM CD2I00 changer.
GT4122, 4123 video multipliers: two video inputs
at 25MHz; one 30MHz control input; optimized for
Circle (1133)
desktop video.
GS4881, 4883 sync separators: 8 -pin device with
adaptive stripping at 50% slicing level; sync gating
for noise immunity; composite, H/V sync out; scan
Circle (1134)
rates to 130kHz.
GY4102A fast SPDT toggle: 8-pin video toggle
Patching EquipmEnt
switch; 25 -35ns switching; low diff gain, phase;
Circle (1135)
channel isolation 85dB at 10MHz.
GS9006D2cable equalizer: 8-pin package serves
as automated EQ circuit for cables to 300m; ECL
Circle (1136)
Gentner Electronics
DAWN: digital audio workstation network; recording, control, playback with LAN interconnection
Circle (1137)
without using audio tape.
PRIZM: 4-band digital processor; change of 20
operating parameters by front-panel switches;
connects to Lazer through FO cable. Circle (1138)
Lazer: digital processor; clean stereo separation,
limiting; generator creates left, right channels;
controlled modulation limits; optical encoder converts analog to digital; expansion to processing
Circle (1139)
chain available for future.
PeopleLink ATL acoustical telco interface for
boardroom audio conferencing;eliminates acoustic echo; central node for connection to other
Circle (1140)
conferencing equipment.
4/4.2 OB: lightweight matte box; mounts to ens;
12oz overall weight.
GeoFocus: follow- focus; 3 -speed forward and
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GeoFX: lightweight CR -39 resin filters; for I latte
box; 15 gram; improved color satura ion,
smoother gradations.
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Audio Patching
GEPCO International
GÁ724-M: 24ga multipair audio cable; each pair
shielded with extra flexible jacket.
Circle (1144)
BreakoutBoxes: for remote field use; two models
Panels & Jacks
Pre -Wired Audio Panels
Patch Cords
Available in both
1/4 & Mini Sizes
have 32 -, 64-channel capacity.
Circle (1145)
2121B: digital video 121/2 -pair for extended distance connections.
Circle (1146)
Getris Images
Venice production system: three 4:2:2 in uts,
4:0:0 linear key; 4:2:2 output with linear ke indudes Abekas A60 control; provides soft are
with automatic adjustment of video /circle 147)
Venice videographics: paint, 2-D animatio , effects; 3-D synthesis; combines graphics witl live
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Video Patching
GML, Inc.
Model 9100 HRT. HR topography, configur ble,
rack-mount mixers; 12 modules per rack; 'red
in /out, 4-bus, 4-aux out per input.
Circle (1149)
Moving Fader upgrades: fader status configura-
Video Panels
Video Panels & Jacks
Patch Cords
RGB Panels
tions; "Smart Start" starts mix without initial
preset; "Additive Grouping" group master affects
save faders similar to VCA group.
Circle (1150)
FVP-2000: film, video post software for mtving
fader automation with Razor Blade EDL editing
Circle (1151)
Grass Valley Group
MCFseries: multichannel fiber optics with digital
and other distribution equipment.
Circle (1152)
VPE-241: mid -price edit control; extends VPE-141
system with four EDL bins, 8,004 -line EDL; SWAP
second floppy disk drive; software incudes 909
RS- 422 Patching
One Rack -Unit, 24 Port
(12 in, 12 out)
Two Rack -Unit, 48 Port
(24 in, 24 out)
Interconnect Cables
and TRACE.
Circle (1153)
VPE-131 controller: edit with six device ports
(four VTRs); full function keyboard, jogger; 1001 line EDL, on -board disk drive; Super Edit software;
for small on -line, off -line suites.
Circle (1154)
DPM -700 manipulator: 3 -D effects, rotation,
If it's quality patching equipment you require, you've
found the best source! Call or write for details.
audio accessories ..=,\j"
Audio Accessories, Inc., Mill Street, Marlow, NH 03456
Phone: 603/446 -3335
Fax: 603/446 -7543
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Broadcast Engineering
June 1991
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Key-Link, Key-Layer: functions from #110
switcher and DPM-100 effects system combine
into video production system.
Circle (1156)
Interface: links Dubner Graphics Factory, Kadenza, Kaleidoscope; 3-D animation, graphics, lets
Kaleidoscope do manipulations.
Circle (1157)
Model 3000: production switcher; analog with
composite digital processing; key inputs fir all
video inputs; layering capabilities.
Circle (1158)
Model 200-2 enhancement: Peripheral Bus; control allows switcher to be integrated into a production system.
Circle (1159)
Gray Engineering labs
DTR-313: time -code reader, generator;
SMPTE /EBU spec; independent LTC, VITC read,
generate functions.
Circle (1160)
From low-cost DA's, HDTV and serial D2 routers and
fiber links all the way to 1600x1280 graphics switching
systems. Only DYNAIR meets your needs with a complete spectrum of products for routing and distribution.
Today, DYNAIR systems are the best value in a wide
range of demanding applications: broadcast, video production and government /military.
To protect your investment, all DYNAIR systems
are fully upgradable to serial digital. And they can be
expanded. So you can be sure they'll grow with your
DYNASTY. A full line of central routers from NTSC
through HDTV to high resolution. Vertical interval
switching for every signal in your plant is provided by
separate sync for each level.
DYNA MITE. Serial D2, video, audio and TC in a single, compact low-cost router. Flexible enough to operate
with a multi -panel control system. Ideal for small system
applications, its modular design can be expanded to
SERIES 400/1200 DISTRIBUTION. From serial digital to HDTV to broadcast, a full line of fiber/coax distri-
bution. They provide the industry's best differential
phase/gain and signal-to-noise. At a cost of only $900
per link for building-to-building, on-location, or in-studio
cable runs.
MiniStar CONTROLS. These flexible controls can
be switched back and forth between single bus, multi
bus or full X-Y control. They're easy to learn, computer
controllable and offer destination locking and source
restrictions. And the same control panel handles all
DYNAIR switchers. So there is only one panel to learn.
Only one panel to store for spares.
From dependable switchers to controls and links,
DYNAIR systems offer you the complete solution: serial
digital, HDTV, NTSC, PAL and high resolution graphics
signals in both fiber and coax.
Whether you need a simple, low-cost solution or a
large -scale integrated system, DYNAIR's 33 years of
proven reliability and precision performance make it the
smart way to go. And the best way to grow.
For more information, call 800- 854 -2831. Fax to
(619) 264 -4181. Or write to DYNAIR Electronics, Inc.,
5275 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114.
Ca[[ us first. 800-854-2831
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Communicate with:
UP TO 300 KW
UP TO 100 KW
Bozidareviceva 13, Zagreb - Yugoslavia
tel: (041)210 -684, fax: (041)231 -410
telex: 22165 RIZ YU
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VR-321: dual standard, safe title/action reticle generator; set size, position; crosshair, crosshatch,
key capability; store/recall functions. Circle (1161)
FDG345: film data generator tach -locks to telecine
to produce VITC film data.
Circle (1162)
Grunder & Associates
Feral C-100: synchronizer /TBC, full-frame S-VHS,
composite signals; serial control.
Circle (1163)
YEM CVS-980: autolock scan converter; covers
scan frequencies from PCs to workstations; zoom
capability; 24 -bit architecture, 16 -step flicker
elimination; produces NTSC, PAL video format for
Circle (1164)
YEM CVS-970: 24 -bit down converter changes
high -resolution computer graphics to HDTV or
30kHz sequential, interlace scans.
Circle (1165)
DTC 1504: standards converter, from Video International; 4- field, 4-line motion interpolation, noise
reduction, 4:2:2 processing.
Circle (1166)
YEM CVS-960: autolock scan converter; for high
resolution, interlaced workstation in CAD/CAM,
simulator, medical products.
Circle (1167)
Feral 6119, 6119YC: 6 -input switcher; composite,
separated Y /C; 3-bus architecture; genlock,
colorizer, auto transitions with GPI, linear keying,
auto preview; 12 wipe patterns.
Circle (1168)
Hallikainen & Friends
Harris Allied Broadcast Eqpt.
PFTenclosures: full range of racks using tab and
slot alignment for quick assembly; complete line
Circle (1170)
Pro Announcer 500: speech processor; balanced
input from mic to line level; 3-section boost /cut
EQ; compression, symmetrical correction; product by Air Corp.
Circle (1171)
Paragon: Audio Animation digital FM processor;
no clipping; touch -screen control.
Circle (1172)
PMD222 recorder: Marantz cassette transport;
balanced XLR connectors; dual, variable speed;
audible cue; 3-head; record limiting. Circle (1173)
DIGILINK: by Arrakis Systems; digital audio recorder; 16-bit audio, 0.008% THD, >85dB S/N ratio;
models cover 150 -minutes to 600- minutes stereo
Circle (1174)
VT240 logger: DAT supports 180 hours with 24channel recording on single DAT cartridge; integral UPS power supply.
Circle (1175)
Audiometrics CD-10: CD cart machine; Autolock
avoids removal of CD during play; EOM indicator
gives 5-35s early warning of end of cut; reduced
start lag time.
Circle (1176)
Acura Line: antenna couplings; 1- 100kW; full Tee network for series -fed towers tuning. Circle (1177)
GATES FIVE A: frequency -agile 5kW AM transmitter; PDM modulation; solid-state PA. Circle (1178)
UTV-1000: 1kW UHF transmitter; models from
100W to 10kW level.
Circle (1179)
UTV-10T:: l0W UHF translator; 100W, 400W, 750W,
1 kW models available.
Circle (1180)
Platinum PT5FM, PTIOFM: 5kW, 10kW solid -state
FM transmitters; power levels of 2kW, 3.5kW, 6kW,
7kW; positive air cooling.
Circle (1181)
ADH-2 dehydrator: automatic, rack -mount systern by Environmental Technologies to pressurize
transmission lines.
Circle (1182)
Navigator series: UHF TV transmitters; solid state; from 400W to 1kW.
Circle (1183)
HT 500FM: 500W FM transmitter; solid-state, frequency-agile, containerized packages. Circle (1184)
Digital 50 exciter: 18-bit digital, 0.6Hz resolution;
10kHz tuning by numerically controlled oscillator;
no output retuning; 50W output.
Circle (1185)
Series 1800: C -/Ku -band stereo satellite receiver
by Wegener for network radio; two tuned audio
demodulators; 6005 outputs.
Circle (1186)
SatCue 500: Network cue switcher; programmable for 15 stop -sets; compatible with studio
equipment through relay interface; by Colorado
Circle (1187)
Harrison by GLW'
SeriesTen B: automated mixer; save, recall features in total dynamic, instantaneous snapshot
modes; software revised for enhanced mix -merge
Broadcast Engineering June
HDTV Holland
HDTV production: full production services in
1125/60 format.
Circle (1190)
HD- 16xPr switcher: 30MHz bandwidth 16-inxlout; local, remote control; can be linked with existing 16x routers; comes with its own protocol;
expansion to 256x1 available.
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RCP-NXY- numeric X-Y display, control for x16 or
smaller matrices.
digital standards; 16x16 to 256x256. Circle (1193)
16x series enhancement: expansion frames for
32x32 with input, output frames.
Circle (1194)
Pro -Bel HD series: digital audio router per
AES /EBU spec; meets 44.1kHz, 48kHz sampling
rates; 64x64 to 256x256 matrices.
Circle (1195)
Hitachi Denshi
H4318 Harpicon: high- sensitivity tube; 10x senFRIOBI -Z4B: compact 10GHz microwave link systern.
Circle (1197)
FP-CIOF: FIT -CCD ENG camera; 720 -line resolution;
400,000 -pixel array.
Circle (1198)
FP-C10: IT-CCD ENG camera; 360,000 -pixel MicroLens array; 680 -line resolution.
Circle (1199)
Z-One-A camera: dockable ENG camera; IT CCDs;
750-line resolution and 60dB S/N ratio. Circle (1200)
SK-F3S: EFP camera with MicroLens FIT CCD;
400,000 -pixel array; 6-speed shutter.
Circle (1201)
CU-F300 CCU: triax, multicore cameras; CP-F300,
RU -F300 remote control panels.
Circle (1202)
SK-F350: FIT CCD field /studio camera; 450,000 pixel array; RGB triax cable.
Circle (1203)
SK-F600 camera: IT-CCD for studio; 700 -line
resolution with 62dB S /N; RGB triax, composite
triax, multicore cable.
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SK -H50: 3- Harpicon camera; 30x sensitivity over
conventional cameras; 700 -line resolution with
57dB S /N.
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HV-C10: 722x584 pixel array from MicroLens CCD
devices; 700-line resolution; field, frame storage
Hughey & Phillips
KG225: Type W strobe; medium -intensity unit requires only 120VAC power line to be run up the
Circle (1221)
FlyawayPhones: satellite terminal housed in suitcase; 56kbps simplex with voice -grade return; service through Inmarsat system.
Circle (1222)
IDEN Videotronics
IP450: multistandard converter for NTSC, PAL/M,
SECAM; component, S -VHS, RGB signal forms; 8 -bit
Y/C processing in 4:2:2 format.
Circle (1223)
IVW400: video wall; one input, four RGB outputs;
for 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 matrices; integrated motion interpolation; picture freeze feature.
Circle (1224)
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Pro-Bel HD: digital video router passes multiple
sitivity of Saticon; 18mm image format.Circle (1196)
DRC-200: digital remote control; CRT, logging; link
to remote site on dial -up, voice grade, digital circuits.
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of accessories.
utilities to bring variations from multiple passes of
mix process into alternate mixes.
Circle (1188)
ARS-9 router: switcher expands to 256- inx256-out;
transformeriess, differential connections; direct
connection to SeriesTen B console for control in
multiroom facilities.
Circle (1189)
Circle (1206)
SK- F300S: FIT -CCD studio camera; MicroLens CCD
yields 400,000 -pixel array; RGB triax. Circle (1207)
SK-F750 upgrade: studio camera using FIT CCDs;
450,000 -pixel array.
Circle (1208)
HV-1200: HDTV VTR; 1.88Mbits /s data rate with
74.25MHz, 8 -bit sampling; 30MHz luminance bandwidth; 8- channel PCM audio; 96-minute capacity
with 14" reel.
Circle (1209)
VL-S110 VCR: S-VHS field recorder player; integral
TBC, chroma noise reduction; split screen confidence playback.
Circle (1210)
HR-C10, -C20: field acquisition Hi8 dockable recorder, desktop deck; AFM, PCM.
Circle (1211)
VL -D500 recorder: D2 digital composite video recorder; 60x shuttle speed with viewable pictures,
variable playback.
Circle (1212)
CM-151,-211: in -line CRT color monitors; 2H comb
filter; composite, RGB, Y/C YCRCs inputs; 15 ", 21"
diagonal screens.
Circle (1213)
Holaday Industries
HI-3624 ELF: magnetic field meter; RMS detector;
100dB dynamic range from 0.2mGauss to 20Gauss;
portable 9VDC operation.
Circle (1214)
HI3012 Reld strength meter: isotropic broadband, meets ANSI exposure limitations; includes
electric and magnetic field probes.
Circle (1215)
CSG-50: color bar source; full -field, split -field,
black -burst.
Circle (1216)
VLT-50: palm -size, time -code VITC to LTC translator; uses external LTC, if VITC fails. Circle (1217)
RLT-50: Hi8 to LTC translator.
Circle (1218)
TRG-5OPC, PC-LOG: time -code reader, generator,
inserter; PC software for logging.
Circle (1219)
SCTSO: serial control titter; adds titles or captions
to NTSC video.
Circle (1220)
Ikegami Electronics
LK-33 camera: 3-D system; uses dual sensing system with six /2" CCDs.
Circle (1225)
HLS7camera: 10-bit digital processing with ASIC
devices; FIT CCDs produce 750-line resolution;
62dB S /N; digital parameter control settings may
be stored in ROM; compatible with all HL- 55/-55A
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IMR-810: multicamera system for surveillance records all cameras simultaneously; any camera can
be played back individually; eight color, B/W inputs; RS -232 control.
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MKC-301: compact CCD camera for special purposes; 600 -line resolution; 2000lx at f/5.6; separate
CCU provides RGB, Y/C out; freeze -frame, shutter
speed control.
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ICD -840 camera: 1-chip color system; 1/2" format
produces 460-line resolution; RGB, Y/C outputs;
electronic shutter; designed for special purpose
and surveillance.
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HL- V57camera: 1 -piece camera /recorder with 10bit digital processing; FIT CCD gives 400,000 -pixel
array; 1/2" digital composite recorder; 50- minute
capacity; four PCM audio channels; backspace
edit; 48Vdc phantom mic power.
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HC-V camera/VTR: 1 -piece S -VHS -C camcorder;
750-line resolution; 2000 lx sensitivity at f/5.6;
400,000-pixel array; electronic shutter; 14.3 lb total
operating weight.
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TFF-1320: digital frame store; photomagnetic disk
cartridges; two drives store 600 images on double sided cartridges.
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20 series monitors: 14", 20" sizes; NTSC, PAL -M,
PAL -B available; auto setup with probe; 700 -line
resolution; Dl, D2 input options.
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MVS-911: Multi-Visual Information System; 9 -way
image splitting to display nine NTSC color or B/W
signals; 4x zoom, freeze -frame features; real time
color processing.
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PM454 monitors: four 4.5" CRT monitors produce
500 -line images.
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TPP -800: video projector system.
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TM2030 monitor: 900-line resolution 30" CRT;
NTSC, PAL-B or PAL -M; DI or D2 input options;
auto setup with probe.
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ILC Technology
DSB -575W ballast: for Daymax, other metal
halide lamp types; flicker-free in a reduced size
from typical magnetic ballasts.
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Image Video
ADA-2001: audio distribution housed in ADA-2000
frame; jumpers configure for 1-inx3-out stereo,
1 -inx6 -out
single channel or 1 -in inx6- summed
mono out.
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3000 series: frame (VDA-3000) with VDA -3001
wideband video, PDA -3003 pulse; video module
option for sync restoration, backporch clamp and
AC /DC coupling.
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Industrial Acoustics/IAC
Accu -Tone 2000: studio, control room; Triphonic
Diffuser panels, Noise -Lock double- glazed windows, Acousti -FLote floor, Tranquil -Aire ventilation for enhanced sound countrol.
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Innovlsion Optics
Minijib arm: portable camera support for tabletop; 63 lb unit breaks to two parts for transport;
precision for close-up photography; for loads to
100 lbs; 7'vertical range.
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Who makes the best
ENG wireless
microphone system?
The best mini -receiver
The CR185 offers a six-pole helical resonator front-end, followed by narrow band crystal IF filtering at 21.4 MHz. This provides unmatched selectivity
and sensitivity, and minimizes drop-outs and interference. A balanced,
XLR output interfaces with any professional camcorder.
The best belt-pack transmitter
The M185 is a highly refined belt -pack transmitter. It matches any input equirement and provides "phantom power" for almost any
lavalier microphone via a standard 5 pin jack. The belt -clip is constructed o machined aluminum and steel parts, spring- tensioned for a
secure fit on any belt or fabric. Audio level LEDs are provided on the control panel for accurate level adjustment.
The best "plug -on" transmitter
The H185 introduces new flexibility to your ENG operations. It makes any
hand -held or shotgun mic with an XLR connector wireless. The microphone body becomes part of the antenna circuit, forming a very efficient
RF radiator. The audio input level is indicated by two LEDs next to the
microphone coupler. These LEDs are clearly visible with the microphone
attached for accurate level adjustment.
The best construction
All external parts are constructed of machined aluminum for ruggedness and durability. Shock -mounted crystals are used in the IF
filtering and oscillators for reliable operation. The transmitters and receiver are built for the real world of hard knocks.
The best factory support
Whether its frequency coordination or follow-up service, Lectrosonics will come through. Our commitment to the needs of broadcasters
is second to none. Call us with questions, and you will get answers that make sense.
Call us toll -free to locate
your nearest dealer:
1- 800 -821 -1121
Box 15900 Rio Rancho, NM 87174
581 Laser Rd. NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505)892-4501 (800)821 -1121
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19" long, l" diameter; interchangeable lenses; adapts to all TV cameras. Circle (1243)
Mini-Probe lens: 15" long, 3/4" diameter; adapter;
provides three different angles of view, internal
light source.
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Mini-Mover tables: motion controlled for animation; rotation, X-axis and Y-axis movement with
microstep motor.; use as a camera platform for
different point-of-view effects.
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inputs; optional digital delay comb filter ; 20MHz
luminance response; l-Q modulation. Circle (1252)
IV-6W:: wideband NTSC encoder; digital modulation, comb filters reduce artifacts.
Circle (1253)
Model IV-7:NTSC decoder; linear color demodulation with 8 -pole, flat response filter. Circle (1254)
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1TS -222A: 100W UHF translator; redesigned for
improved performance; model ITS -220A 100W UHF
International Datacasting
SR250 receivers: BPSK SCPC digital audio, QPSK
subcarrier audio reception; 256kbit /s 4:1 compres-
J & L Associates
#550 Sentinel: program audio monitor /receiver;
all -mode reception; presets for 24AM, FM stations;
supports NRSC-AM, C-QUAM AM -Stereo, standard
FM stereo, FMX stereo, and analog/digital SCA,
RDS subcarriers.
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sion, 15kHz stereo, monaural.
monitoring; for LPTV installations.
Probe Lens:
Integrated Switching Systems
Pathfinder: FO high -speed digital matrix switcher
for HDTV, CATV, SONET signals; I/O modules convert optical to electrical and route signals to 1 GHz
GaAs crosspoint modules.
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CF/FC series: FO links for Dl, D2 video with Pathfinder switcher to create complete fiber-optic
serial digital video switching system. Circle (1248)
Intelligent Resources
VideoBahn: high -speed video bus with Macintosh
NuBus; increases data transfer rates. Circle (1249)
Video Explorer: Macintosh video card permits
blends between live, recorded, graphic images;
32 -bit resolution with 24-bit color.
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Intelllpromptll+: IBM PC prompting system; supports advanced word processor features; predefined colors, fonts; style library enables speakers
to have display character size of their choice with
"read-ahead" feature.
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IDCFM/FMreceiver. 9.6kbit/s asynchronous data
rate on C- /Ku-band; main, sub-carrier frequencyagile; SAW filter; antenna peaking uses variable
pitch tone, signal strength meter.
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International Tapetronics
DiglForm: digital operating platform for on -air,
production; base unit Includes software, digital
signal processing, operates as digital cart machine
with live assist capability; hard disk storage; interface for satellite automation, traffic, billing, accounting software systems.
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System 4800 DDATLINK: discrete digital audio
transmission for 15kHz stereo audio channel at T -1
interface; for radio SU applications. Circle (1258)
System 4802 DDATLINK discrete digital audio
transmission link; 7.5kHz, 15kHz digital audio for
satellite transmission requirements. Circle (1259)
Circle (1263)
17S- 1610E, 457E: 20W, 50W wireless cable transmitter and amplifier.
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3dbm Model 800: 10W-1kW solid-state transmitter; UHF or VHF; auto station ID; remote operation
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as-1 Field portable switcher: for component
signals; 6-in, 2-out with 26-pin connectors; two
BNC output groups; intermix M-11, Beta, EBU signal
levels; component chroma keyer.
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Production twitcher. portable field unit,
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James & Aster Music
CD libraries: eight CD collections; more than
5,000 selections; Classical collection includes
Medieval, Renaissanceselections.
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Jampro Antennas
Model JBBP: balanced penetrator; broadband
design, side mount for FM, TV.
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Model JHD: UHF broadband panel antenna
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JBL Professional
IRIS Technologies
MX 3200VLRB: 22x32 switcher for video and
balanced audio control.
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MX 816, MX 168: 8x16 video /audio switcher with
touch-sensitive screen control system; also 16x8
router with control.
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Control SBMicro: personal system with sub-base
response; dual chamber bypass design for
response below 40Hz
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Control Micro: personal monitor speaker for onconsole placement; single transducer with magnetic shielding; spring -loaded connectors for 12ga
bare wire, dual banana connectors.
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ITS /Information Transmission
Model IV-8: low-cost NTSC encoder;
solid-state transmitter; redesigned
product; multilevel diagnostics for simplified
Jefferson Pilot Data Services
Sales Management, Data
Business software:
Here's One Way To Deal With
Post Production Effects...
Retrieval, Credit Management.
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trol for monitor;
DA-4 heads; automatic playback
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BR- 3900U. VHS recorder, player; Oval -Cut, Double
Azimuth (DA -4) video heads; 2x play speed search
with intelligible audio; daisy -chaining of machines
for logging, surveillance applications. Circle (1283)
KR-M240U: MII docking recorder; integral LTC,
VITC generator with jam-sync function on backspace editing; 2 frame accuracy in backspace edit
use; 20- minute recording capacity for KY series
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BRS605US -VHS VTR: open architecture; slots for
plug-in peripherals, such as 9 -pin, 45-pin and 33pin control facilities for specific applications; external sync input; two Hi -Fi, two linear audio
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channels; Dolby noise reduction.
DSDT900N deck: full- feature, digital audio tape
recorder, player; reads, writes SMPTE time code
in subcode area for synchronization; fully cornpliant with IEC spec for DAT synchronization; XLR
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and AES /EBS I/O; 45-, 9-pin control,
BRS822Urecorder: S -VHS editing machine; 47dB
S /N; optional plug-in TBC, time code, Y/C-688 dub
modules; accepts full size and -C 20-minute cassettes; digital Y/C separation, DOC, luminance comb
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KRM440U portable: VHS recorder for ENG/EFP;
90- minute record capacity; LTC/VITC generator;
jam -sync for backspace edits; accepts component,
composite, Y/C-3.58 inputs; luminance and audio
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confidence playback heads.
BRS747U duplicator: S -VHS system with three
transports in single cabinet; automatic loading;
supports SP, EP speeds; records 8-, 16 -digit ID
codes on control track to assist in finding
problems with duplicated cassettes. Circle (1289)
RM-G860UA/13 roll editor: 45 -pin, 9-pin connectors match numerous VTRs; assembly, insert, V/A
split edits; two GPI outputs for switcher, audio
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mixer; TC, CTL -track reference.
KM-D600U: digital switcher with effects generator
and dual independent TBCs; Y/C and composite
as soon as cassette is
Model One: D -Patch panel, for
distribution, machine control.
RS -422
protocol in
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J.N.S. Electronics
FRAME options: TG.1002 generator, 7D.1003
detector verifies presence of true in -phase stereo;
TS.1006 removal module extracts output from
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TG.1002 in network systems.
8000 series additions: peak program meter and
VU level meter, L1118121; FM monitoring receiver
module, RFM.8180; mic /tine amp module, ML.8014;
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all fit 8000 "FRAME" rack housings.
83108 audio router: 10 stereo inputs to one
stereo output; 10Hz -20kHz response <0.1dB with
<0.005% distortion and < -120dB S /N; 30kí2 bridging
inputs; Hi -Z, 60052 output; additional chasses used
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to expand inputs to 100.
RMP3000, RM-P9000: adaptors for multicore,
triax remote control of KY-35U, KY-90U cameras;
-P3000 for multicore to 300 feet; -P9000 triax to
1.5km; base station included; Y/C -358, component,
composite out; compatible with RM- LP821U RC
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panel unit.
KR-M840U recorder: MII editing unit with integral
LTC/VITC time code and 32 -line TBC; digital comCircle (1279)
ponent processing circuitry.
DS-LC9000U:: digital parameteric controller and
EQ unit; FIR filters provide 54 EQ points with an
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emulation of analog EQ capability.
KRM545Uplayer: auto-tracking for feeder in editing system; component, composite, Y/C out; four
audio channels; piezo-electric head mounts for
slow motion, still, 2x playback; TBC, LTC/VITC
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reader; reference video generator.
BR37000:: VHS recorder, player; for point -of -sale
promotions, demos;
8 -event
onswitched AC receptacle for automatic power con-
Here's The Easy Way!
video; paint, mosaic, strobe, freeze, slide, compress, inverse video features; GPI port for editor
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KM-E300U: border generator for KM-3000U, 1600U
and -D600U effects generators; input for camera or
VTR; adds borders, shadows, outline effects; two
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matte generators.
TM- 900SUmonitor: data -grade CRT in 9" monitor;
includes signal processing for resolution of 310
lines; underscan, pulse cross, blue only features;
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12VDC and 110VAC power.
TM-3151SU monitor: 31" full square CRT in
monitor, receiver; integral MTS /SAP decoder, spatial enhancement circuit for monaural programs;
S-VHS input; audio and video line inputs, line and
audio output; 180-channel cable -ready tuner; wireCircle (1294)
less remote control.
K &H Products
Rain Slickers: protective cover-ups for camcorCircle (1295)
SACK PACK general purpose production case; in
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three sizes.
Shoulder Case: lightly padded case for Sony BVW
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200, 300, 400 cameras.
Audio Cases: line of storage, transport containers
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for sound production products.
Kahn Communications
Model RF-02: AM stereo monitor, decoder; for
Kahn /Hazeltine stereo; permits alignment of Kahn
exciters without spectrum analyzer. Circle (1299)
Karl Heitz
Model 280: fluid head with 90' side tilt, quick
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release for cameras to 12 lbs.
Model 180: fluid head with 90' side tilt, quick
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release for cameras to 10 lbs.
RADAC DBS: real -time weather data by C -band
DBS satellite at 280kbit /s data rate.
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JVC's KM- D600U.
Imagine combining the
most useful features of a DYE, a
special effects generator, a chroma keyer
and two TBCs ... all in one product. That's
precisely what JVC has done with the KM- D600U.
Best of all, it's so simple to set -up and operate, you'll be Ls ng it
15 minutes after you open the box. Call 1- 800 -JVC -5825 or write
JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, 41 Slater D-., Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
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Kay Industries
PHASEMASTERAPW portable rotary phase converter; develops 3-phase power from 230VAC 1-
tern adapted for PAL standard; supports 1" tape,
Dl, D2 and proposed digital formats. Circle(1326)
phase line; models 3kW -38kW.
LDL Communications /Larcan
HDTV antennas: broad-band panel radiator
Circle (1303)
Keltec Florida
H40 TWT.- VSAT HPA; input signal at any frequency within the operating band; 50-65W output via N
connector; for C-, X-, Ku-band.
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Kings Electronics
TITE PAK series: serial digital video jackfield; 7552
matched impedance; miniature self -normaling
jacks and 0.3" patch plugs.
Circle (1305)
KCM-5000 series: cable management; permits
identification, organization of video cables on BNC
breakaway panels, other jackfields.
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SIT series: quickly erected masts.
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Leader Instruments
Model 435B: high -resolution video source; monoscope patterns at 1,000 -line resolution, color bars,
crosshatch, pulse-bar; for use in RF/VCR circuit
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Model 5100: component waveform monitor; auto
switching between NTSC, PAL, HDTV 1125/60; 4channel output RGB transcoded from YCRCB; 4-
KTL -LPA -100: HF log- periodic antenna. Circle (1307)
RTL40- 20 -2HV. HV RF contactor.
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channel overlay, 3- channel parade displays,
"shark-fin" timing indication.
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Model 3100D: analog/digital oscilloscope; separate 4k memories for display, reference; storage
for four waveforms; expansion of stored wave-
designs; for multiple antennas on an AM broadcast
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KIM-3301: impedance sensor by Kyoritsu Electrical Works; displays power VSWR, load resistance
and reactance on LCD display for AM stations;
measures true operating characteristics of a directional array.
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forms by 100x.
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Model 5835: stereo audio monitor; analyzes, displays phase relationships through Lissajous patterns.
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Model 300: logic analyzer, digital storage oscilloscope and digital multimeter functions; standard
storage of 20 waveforms can be expanded to 80
with optional IC card.
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Kintronic Laboratories
Isolation inductors: custom multicoaxial
Klark Teknik
MidasXL3: live sound, reinforcement mixer; eight
mute groups, VCA masters; 18 discrete sends; 16
outputs assign to auto mutes, two VCA Grand
Masters; VU meter bridge.
MILAB LSR-2000: condenser mic for live sound;
133dB dynamic SPL before saturation; 12 -52V
phantom power; transformerless.
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Midas XL88: matrix mixer for multiple line -level
outputs; stand-alone 8-channel unit; each channel
module has input, direct output, matrix output;
20- segment LED meter per channel; balanced inputs, outputs; units stack for larger number of
matrix outputs.
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DN 735 recorder: solid -state audio for video editing system; software extends RAM to 175s stereo;
RS-422 control; synchronizes playback with other
devices via external SMPTE TC.
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DDA DMR-12 console: 3-input modules for one
mic, two lines drive eight aux buses in 24 -track
design system.
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DDA DCM 224V- video post -production console;
24 routing buses, four stereo sub -groups with additional routing facilities; permits 104 line inputs
for complex mixdown operation.
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Knox Video /GML Grove
imagr PRO: integrated Map Graphics system;
font selection; 1920x480 pixel bit map; upgradable
to imagr 1, 11 systems.
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Studio 40: desktop system with post -production
functions; high -resolution, multifont character
generator; keyer; fader; 2-input switcher with
audio -follow; S-VHS, Hi8 and composite compatible.
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Koto Luminous
Di-Lites: metal halogen /argon lamps. Circle
Kramer Electronics
SEG -1000 Pro-Editor: composite, S-Video editing
processing, audio, video mixing, effects; composite-to-S bidirectional conversion. Circle (1320)
WM-305 DA: multiconfigurations for 1x15, 1x10,
1x5 modes for audio and video.
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VS401, -601, -801: 4 -, 6 -, 8 -input VBI video
switchers; stereo audio; bus connectors for cascading for matrix expansion.
Circle (1322)
Laird Telemedia
Model 1590: upgrade converts #1500 character
generator to a Legend system.
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CKM4: multilayer video keyers generate four
layers, stacked in any order.
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Legend fonts: collection of 600 alias-controlled
type faces for Legend series; apparent resolution
of 19ns.
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Laser Pacific Media
PAL Spectra System: laser disc -based editing sys-
Broadcast Engineering
LGX-DUB: PC -based duplication control; for 10
master transports, 80 slave machines or banks of
machines; switching to route proper video and
audio from master to slaves.
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LGXP232TC. machine control interface with
SMPTE time-code reader; PC controls VHS, S-VHS
transports for multimedia, desktop video and
remote control via RS-232 serial port; 32 interfaces
connect to single port.
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PRO-16: event controller; 16x4 video and stereo
audio; supports control of 16 tape machines; PCbased event manager software.
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C- VOICE: control video equipment through a tone type telco interface; includes password protection; generated voice guides operator through
setup and control procedures.
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Leitch Video
ViewGuard 3200: scrambling system; line dispersal with standard NTSC bandwidth provides
video, digital audio signal security.
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ACD-5100 series: quiet studio timer, clock display; self- setting; sweep, step second displays;
configures to generate time code.
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UDT-5701 timer: 2-channel up/down timer; 1RU
package; 5 GPI in, 4 GPI out; RS-232, -422 port;
remote access to any function; interface for stopwatch-style oepration; 20 programmable instant
access presents.
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1302CC: time -code corrector, converter module;
for use with SPG-1302N sync generator; doubles as
master time-code generator.
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DSF3120 Gateway option: Film Transfer utilities;
improves accuracy, speed of color balance; comparison wipes, windows, cut -paste, pixel value
determination features.
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DES-3002 synchronizer: full -frame synchronizer;
inputs and outputs in analog NTSC or D2 formats;
10-bit processing for analog, 8-/10 -bit in D2 form;
4 -field memory; comb filter for freeze -field, freezeframe.
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D2DigiPeek: provides 1Vp-p analog video output;
monitors D2 signals.
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DigiBus 6000: modular, handling of several digital
and analog formats in one frame.
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7SG/CTG- 1510P: PAL standard test packages;
7SG- source of PAL signals with precision SC /H
phase; CTG- source of components, including RGB,
color difference, 2 -wire.
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SPG- 1500P: PAL master sync generator; 1 RU package with no warm -up, high -stability oscillator; high
phase stability; test signal options available
in SPG- 1510P.
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Leonetti Company
Sunray 2500: 2.5kW lighting head; overlapping
ring design for efficient cooling; Philips /Osram
single-ended HMI lamps with Mogul bipost; anodized in high -heat finish.
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June 1991
4 -Way Power Box: 20A power distribution for
stage, studio; with pin connectors, standard pin or
full stage paddle plug; Max Loc non -metallic cord
grip is water -tight; also unterminated and 20A indicating fuses types.
Circle (1349)
Arri -3 Video Assist: combination 8mm
videorecorder, 8" color monitor; case, two onehour tapes, Arriflex 35-3 body, rotating video door,
controls, magazines, lenses, cables. Circle (1350)
OPUS Ver 3.0: software features Automix, CPEX
time compression, expansion and machine con-
trol functions.
Circle (1351)
LEI-100: digital audio format interface. Circle (1352)
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants
SBI, SBT. Spline Ball Ionizer, Terminal; dissipation
array concept reduces or prevents most lightning
strikes, collects others.
Circle (1353)
Lightning Master
Candelabrum Dissipator: four PP dissipator arrays with several mounting options. Circle (1354)
Ground Mast Dissipator: two PP -1S dissipators
on bracket for 3" diameter masts.
Circle (1355)
Model CF3000-MK V: ultrasonic cleaner for motion picture film; reduces solvent costs; quick,
efficient operation produces cleaner film; les$ solvent, fume leakage.
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Listec Video
A-6000 Personal: PC prompter for use with personal computers.
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A -5501 Scrollbox-Plus: electronic prompter;
capability, on -air script editing; separate editing,
prompting displays; field system permits interactive operation, in conjunction with IBM compatible computers; Prompt Track, Prompt Display,
simple interface, file formats.
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A4250Shoebox: mini prompter weighs three lbs;
4" CRT readable to eight feet; CRT removable from
mirror /hood assembly for hand-held or desktop
direct viewing.
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A4I75 Displaybox: field, studio prompter; electroluminescent panel operates on 12VDC; power
supply may be used as counterbalance; image
readable at 20' distance.
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LNR Communications
ATIS-l: auto transmit ID system for C -band, Kuband uplink equipment.
Circle (1361)
LVE-14: Ku -band video exciter; ATIS option to
change call sign, telco number; synthesized audio
subcarriers; pre-emphasis switching. Circle (1362)
DSA -10: digital satellite audio system. Circle (1363)
TAB-10: CD audio distribution.
Circle (1364)
Mariner: Modular audio mixer for on -air and
production use; versions available with 5, 8, 12 and
18 mixers; water resistance allows operation even
when wet.
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Louth Systems
NEWSTRAK: controls VTRS, still- stores, LMS systems; for random access or sequencing of playback material; indicated from networked PC
running DOS.
VTRSERVE: networked VTR server.
ARC: databased archiving system.
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Tota-Shade: barndoor for Tota-Lights; clips onto
fixture does not block ventilation.
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Blips, Hollywood-Strip: light and shadow control
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Big-foot: converts scissor-mount, stud with /4-20
thread to hold lighting instruments. Circle (1371)
Lycian Stage Lighting
Follow spotlights: models including standard
and long throw models with zooms; color booms;
metal-halide lamps.
Circle (1372)
Lynn Greenberg Electronic
LG 300 prompter: camera package with universal
baseplate requires no heavy counter balance; 13"
Magni Monitor
Display si
standard picture
monitor or compact
Waveform or vector
Remote control
SC /H Phase indicators
Display emulates CRT
look and feel
User-selectable colors
and intensity levels
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Magni Systems, Inc.
9500 SW Gemini Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005 USA
(503) 626-8400
(800) 237-5964
FAX (503) 626 -6225
remote units.
base and
Magni is a registered trademark of Magni Systems, Inc.
Magni Systems and Magni Monitor are trademarks
of Magni Systems, Inc. U.S. and foreign patents pending.
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color monitor with reversed image; tilt -down mirror for lens cleaning, filter changes. Circle (1373)
Telescroll PC: 80286 AT /compatible prompting
software; full color, multiple fonts; word processing; quick, efficient operation.
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Lyon Lamb Video Animation
Mini Vas -2 controller: animation control for
single -frame recording, frame grabbing from computer graphics to video recorders.
Circle (1375)
RTC-HD converter: produces NTSC /PAL video
from HDTV; auto scan conversion from 14kHz to
89kHz; pan, zoom, scroll; 9:16 ratio converted to
letterbox or other variations.
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Pro VAS: complete video animation system with
controller, encoder, RS -170A sync.
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Magni Systems
Magni Monitor: waveform, vector monitor for
NTSC, PAL or component standards; remote control; waveform on picture monitor or LCD display
unit; for RGB, Mll, Beta, SMPTE component levels
without additional adjustment.
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VGAProducer/PAL: encoder for VGA graphics to
800x600 resolution, 256-colors; PAL; remotely controllable transition features.
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Model VS531DS: dual standard vectorscope with
SC /H phase measurement mode.
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500 series enhancement: remote control panel;
complete 1- button access to memory settings in
500-series waveform monitor.
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Signal Creator enhancement: audio module;
analog, digital audio, voice capture; sweep, zone
plate options for programmable signal generator;
outputs available for any current video signal format in analog or digital modes.
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Software Version 4.0: for Magni 2015, 2021; permits signal module to be viewed from transfer
window, switching of signals from channel to
channel. (Available from Magni BBS.) Circle (1383)
Main Frame Computer Graphics
INSCRIBER Newsroom: video titling environment
from Image North Technologies; on -line character
generator, transition effects, image /graphics
loader with Targa or ATVista boards. Circle (1384)
Major Engineering
D2 storage: large capacity units for small D2
videocassettes; custom frames permit sizes for
particular requirements.
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Management Graphics
Solitaire8 TD: digital film recorder; with attribute
control, computerized special effects found in motion pictures, commercials.
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Solitaire4 TD: film recorder for slides; SCSI or GPI
interface to Macintosh or IBM PC.
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Manhattan Production Music
MPMlibrary: 5-disc set with 495 effects in digital
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Mark Antennas/RSI
Parabolic antennas: for fixed service with FCC
allocations in 932- 935MHz, 941- 944MHz bands;
meets Multiple Address System rules of Part 94;
for paired and unpaired frequencies; grid, solid,
high and maximum high performance models;
several sizes.
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MA -204 program enhancements: printer support
of event list or events as executed; auto list updating; programmable monitor colors; outputs 13-24
on 12x1 systems are programmable for record or
play only VTRs.
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MA-206 updates: 8-channel capability accesses
eight 700 -event lists; printer support; auto list updating, saving; VTR channel, input assignments;
reroll, default input, VTR cued code; displayed
channel numbers.
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Matthews Studio Equipment
SPAGS spacer bags: position cameras for
special shots without tripods; also convenient for
protective packing equipment.
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1TE support: series includes T/H 500, T/H 600,
H700, H800 for ENG, studio.
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MC 88 crane.
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Mojave Desert Dolly.
TD-series: digital videocassette formulation for
1/2 "; in all three cassette sizes.
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B- series: videocassettes for Betacam SP; ceramic
armor metal particle formulation.
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30004: 3kW C-band TWT amplifier.
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10974: C -band linearizer for TWT amplifiers;
covers 5.85-6.425GHz range for improved inter -
modulation performance.
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30002: Ku -band TWT amplifier; 300W unit for antenna mounting.
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Media Computing
LMSA: Library Management System Alternative;
automation; based on PROtec console; links sources, traffic/billing; off -site control.
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MediaTouch Systems
AutoPLA Y: satellite automation system; integrate
satellite program sources with local cutaways
stored on MIDAS workstation.
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MIDAS: multi-user digital audio system; 80386/486
supports record, edit, playback, archive;
electronic newsroom OpLOG and OmniPLAY access; Novell LAN networking.
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Merlin Engineering Works
ME -2785 synchronizer: digital
processor corrects audio-to-video timing error resulting from
video processing; corrects lip -sync and discrepancies which result after complex signal processing
and manipulation.
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ME981/991: data encoder /decoder; 2.2Mbit /s
rate encodes NRZ data to standard 525-, 625 -line
video in airborne applications.
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The new Shure FP410 is not just another pretty face.
It's a whole new concept in portable mixing; one that
forever solves the nagging problems of multiple open
microphones. By automatically keeping unused microphones turned down, the FP410 dramatically improves
your audio quality.
Broadcast Engineering
The secret: Shure IntelliMix the patented operational concept behind the revolutionary FP410. It
thoroughly shatters existing standards for portable
mixer performance and ease of operation.
Just set your levels and flip the switch to 'Automatic'.'
Shure IntelliMix does the rest.
Its Noise Adaptive Threshold activates microphones for speech but not for constant room noise, such
as air conditioning.
June 1991
Meyer Sound Laboratories
VX-1: stereo EQ; 2-channel processor with Virtual
Crossover; controls two frequency breakpoints,
separate gain settings for low -, mid -, high- frequency bands.
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Model833: studio reference monitor; 15" LF driver
in vented enclosure; 40x80' HF horn, driver; internal crossover; for 250 -400W amps.
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CP -10
equalizer: complementary
parametric system; 2-channel with 5 -band EQ; individual high -, low -cut filters.
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MSI000A: stereo power amplifier; FET output
stages provide 1.2kW sine wave burst power; ISO
input circuit.
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HD-1: high definition audio monitor; 32Hz-22kHz
response; 8" cone LF driver, dome tweeter in
vented cabinet; includes amplifier with MOSFET
output stages.
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Micro Communications
UHF doublett antennanas: broadband transmittion sytem for multiplexed UHF TV applications;
omni- or directional patterns; VSWR <1.10 in 470 800MHz; 12dB gain; power handling to 2.5kW per
panel; radomes for icing regions.
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All-band panel antennas: two models cover
channels 7 -13, 14-69; with power dividers and multichannel combiners, permits up to 10 channels
from one antenna; by SIRA.
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CSD -SDU: portable spectrum display for earth station installation, alignment, system checkout; for
950- 1,459MHz L-band; LCD graphics screen; for C-,
Ku -band dish alignment and L-band network
setup, maintenance.
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CSD -BQX: C -/Ku -band uplink exciter; modulation
section for NTSC, PAL, Intelsat, B-MAC, VC-1B and
VC -2 signals.
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CSD-BQR 1: satellite video receiver meets RS250B, NTC -7 spec; for L-, S-, C, Ku-bands with LNB;
full remote RS- 232/ -422 interface.
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TX-113/513/516: wireless
transmitters; -113/ -513
frequency switchable for three ranges of 1.2MHz;
-516 selects among six frequencies.
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MDR-150/550: mini space diversity receiver; VHF,
UHF versions.
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TX-601: multichannel pocket transmitter; VHF,
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UHF versions.
TBCoption: 8-bit or 10-bit timebase correction to
frame synchronizers; with or without
FS-8, FS-10
advanced sync; NTSC, PAL available. Circle (1421)
UT-100: universal transcoder; used with Impact
equipment, providing freedom of signal formats
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for inputs and outputs.
CAV IMPACT- component analog effects, image
transformer; 13.5MHz 4:2:2:4 sampling; permits
flying keys with luminance bandwidth key channel; three component inputs; YCRCa or RGB and
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two composite outputs.
IMPACT enhancements: Defocus option with 256
levels of defocus effects takes edge off of sharp
pictures; optional key channel with zoned
defocus; Version 1.2 with Show One/Show Many
screens; VTR emulation; shot -box mode; target
grid for precision image positioning; 3-D axis indicators; diagnostic tests.
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IMPACT series 2, 3: variable image transformers;
full upgrade capability from series 2, 3, 4; image
manipulation functions increase with lower series
number, flexible 3D object library, object control;
3- input, multi -GPI, VTR emulation; NTSC or PAL
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Microwave Networks
RAMA CS: radio alarm management and control
system; for MicroNet 4000 series radios; conducts
-6 +12 +16
-24 -20 -16 -12
-20 -10 -7
Micron Audio Products
MR-120/520, MDR -150/550: miniature wireless
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SQN-3, SQN4: location mic /line mixers, by SQN
system analysis from PC via modem. Circle (1426)
MVR-1000: microwave radio systems for 2-13GHz
STL operation; manufactured under license from
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Rockwell International.
Integrated network management
4DS1 /8DS1
radios in 15GHz, 18GHz, 23GHz service; any site in
the network can be monitored from any other
point; integrated BER test generator. Circle (1428)
Microwave Radio
ProStar 272UB: portable ENG transmitter; low
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cost product; operation on 2GHz.
DigiPro series: digital audio subcarrier system
above-video space for two to four channel; 90dB
dynamic range similar to CD quality; Analog, digiCircle (1430)
tal I /O; peam program metering.
Midwest Communications
ProPaint 32: paint /graphics system.
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Miller Fluid Heads
Model332System 10: for cameras to 10 lbs; Junior
Fluid Head, quick release plate, Junior Tripod with
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elevator column, pan handle.
Model 105: 20 series Il fluid head; for corporate,
industrial cameras to 20 lbs; lightweight, die-cast
alloy unit weighing 4 lbs; quick release 60mm sliding platform for center -of- gravity adjustment;
compatible with 75mm ball levelling tripods or
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other adapters.
Model 403: Miller 2-stage tripod, spreader; 15.7 " Circle (1434)
62" height range; leg-angle locks.
Miller Tripods Canada
Cadex battery analyzers: Cadex
C4000, C2000
systems; rejuvenation of NiCad batteries; doubles as fast charger; allows individual
charging programs for each battery. Circle (1435)
CA -I10 LCD analyzer: color measuring instrument assists in setting accurate white balance for
FP410 Mixer shown actual size.
Forget It.
Its MaxBus limits the number of activated microphones to one per talker.
And its Last Mic Lock -On keeps the most recently
activated microphone open until a newly activated
microphone takes its place.
With Shure IntelliMix, you'll get a "seamless" mix
that's as close to perfect as you'll find. Providing the
cleanest, clearest sound you've ever heard from
a portable mixer. And freeing you from the tedious
task of turning microphones on and off.
For a closer look at the world's first portable automatic mixer, call for more information including the
article "Why Use An Automatic Mixer? ".
We think you'll agree: The Shure FP410 is automatically a classic.
Call 1- 800- 25- SHURE. The Sound Of The Professionals!. Worldwide.
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Broadcast Engineering
color LCD TV and computer display panels; RS
port permits use in computerized adjustment, inspection system.
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CA- 100 CRTanalyaer: for objective white-balance
characteristic; shows chromaticity coordinates, lumincorrelated
temperature. Circle (1437)
Miralite Satellite Communications
7900 LNB: certified <1.0dB Ku -band unit; if the unit
fails within 24 months, it will be replaced with 2
new units.
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SpaceLine: for digital telephone services between
any two points in the world.
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CP-110U: video printer tracks 15-36kHz horizontal
scan; compatible with Macintosh II, IBM VGA, SVHS and other inputs; 16.7 million colors; aperture
compensation detail control.
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CP-210(h large format color video printer; 256
gradations of yellow, magenta and cyan for 16.7
million colors in near -photo quality images; 6"x8"
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or 4:1 quad prints.
HS -MS2: multistandard VCR supports NTSC, PAL,
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BV-2000 Diamond Pro: S-VHS VCR; RS -232C interface for computer and editing control; SMPTE time
code compatibility; color, tint correction controls;
flying erase heads.
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Miranda Technologies
SEL-522: 10x2 selector switching; for Dl, D2, DX
signal types.
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SEL-511 XD2: D2, DX selector; 5x1, 10x1 switching
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SER-100E, SER-100D: parallel -to-serial encoding,
serial -to-parallel decoding for D1.
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DDH-512, DDH-524: dual and quad distribution
1- input, 5-output.
4L80 -E automatic transmission.
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Mitsubishi Electric Sales
LVP- 60IHD: 60" rear projection monitor for HDTV,
EDTV; 9" projection tubes with f /I.2 lens, liquid
optical coupling; 16:9 aspect ratio.
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SMR-2601R: 26" Step Scan monitor, receiver;
Macintosh I1, VGA compatibility.
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VS -1202: video projector; 800 -line resolution with
700 lumen peak brightness; 9-element glass lens;
optional ceiling mount; supports NTSC, PAL,
Modulation Sciences
VMate control: with TEK VM700A includes PAL
support; connects via RS-232 with setups stored
in non-volatile memory; more than 40 video signal
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parameters may be programmed.
ModMinder DeMod: retrofit card; provides synthesized front-end design, 1mW -1W RF input; use
with RF sampling port; remote control interface or
modem links to studio; 2-D, 3-D graphic presentation of modulation data.
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XC-3310C, -3715C monitors: 31 ", 35" displays accept TTL, analog, TV video; CGA, EGA, PGA, PS /2
and Macintosh II sources.
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LVP- 1201HD: 120/E video projector for HDTV uses
9" tubes, 600 lumen peak brightness. Circle (1448)
HD-20: 1/2" VCR for HDTV recording; 63- minute
Mobile -Cam Products
Extended Van: 1991 Chevrolet vehicle with 146"
wheelbase; 454ín3 V-8 engine, 3 -speed automatic
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Production One M-CP: GM P- Cutaway chassis;
178" wheelbase, 16 -ft studio enclosure; V -8 engine,
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direct -view
36" HDTV video
Montage Group
Montage 111 Picture Processor: non -linear editing
with 80386/486 CPU, Intel DVI chips, digital corn pression and hard /optical disk storage; VGA
screen shows full- motion video in NTSC, PAL or
VGA monitors with 24-, 25-, 30 -frame rates; 1/2", 3/4"
NTSC or PAL VTRs for work tapes; random access
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Moseley Associates
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CDQ 2000: for transmission of digital audio on
video STLs; reduces audio-video crosstalk and
audio-before -video threshold.
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DSP 6000: digital STL system based on encoder
and decoder devices used with PCL 6000 or PCL
606 transmitter /receiver systems; optional integrated digital stereo generator.
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Musicode 56/64 codee: for transmission of music
on 56kbit /s
or 64kbit/s
/ISDN lines; G722
encoding; operation possible at 48kbit /s; remote
control, editing, data storage.
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DigiMux: programmable program multiplexer; applicable when multiple audio feeds are backhauled
to the studio via one satellite channel. Circle (1464)
Step reducers: RF components include 4I/6"-N,
31/2 " -N interim connectors introduce VSWR of
1.02:1 or better to 800MHz.
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MCP48: mobile command post vehicle; custom
packages for video production, public service organizations, etc.
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SuperProjector: from Philips VidiWall; large -scale
display using multiple screens.
Nady Systems
501VR enhancements: hand -held, lavalier wireless transmitter; top-of- the-line mic unit; receiver
with balanced audio output.
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1200 VHFwireless mic system; hand-held mic ball
sleeve; modular plug snaps onto mic casting permitting quick changes; mic elements include Shure
SM -58, EV NDYM 757 and NDYM 357. Circle (1469)
Model 151VR: wireless mic for camcorders; permits mic placement 250 feet from camcorder; cornpanding for noise reduction with 110dB dynamic
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Model MCM400: portable camcorder mic mixer;
includes narrator headset for voice -overs;
Acoustic Systems'
Voice Over Booths
combine acoustic
integrity wits the
ordering simplicity
of standard models.
Voice Over Booths,
which include eleven
BB models, are self
contained, acoustically
engineered enclosures
with isolated floor
systems, panel construction with predetermined acoustic performance,
sealed doors, acoustically engineered ventilation and prewired electrical
service. BB Voice Over Booths provide stations, studios and procuction
facilities a fast -track alternative to conventional, standard construction.
Designed as modular units
BB Voice Over Booths can
also be disassembled,
Austin, TX 78745
415 E. St. Elmo Road
relocated and reassembled
(800) 531-5412 (512) 444-1961
FAX: 512/444-228
if changes in location occur.
Thomas Register
Sweats Catalog 13.0
Sierra Automated Systems
The SAS 32000 Series Routing &
Mixing System sets new standards
in audio routing and automa
Our full unlimited summing capability permits Mix -
Minus, Teleconferencing, Automated On -Air Mixing,
Monitoring Systems, and flexibility for any application. We listen to your needs, custom and turnkey
systems are our specialty!
Advanced Multi- Processor Architecture, Dual Redundant self- contained Power Supplies, High Density Central Matrix,
+2BdBu Max. Input/Output Level, PC/Terminal Interface, > 114dB
Dynamic range, Easy Field Expandability. and more!
Orr Clients
ABC Radio Network, Ameritech Corp., 'CPR,
Walt Disney Studios, Westinghouse Broadcasting, WTVN, 8
Manufactured by Sierra Automated Systems
2112 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504
FAX: 818- 840-6751
TEL: 818- 840 -6749
Broadcast Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 3100, Barrington, IL 60011 -3100
Distributed by.
TEL: 708- 382 -7575
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FAX: 708 -382 -8818
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Digital signal processed hybrid system.
Each input module includes:
Microprocessor controlled via standard RS -232 o
RS -422 interface.
Up to eight telephone lines in full multiplex
communication, by way of the internal MIX -MINUS
buss structure.
No preliminary adjustment or line measurement is
required; simply connect it and work!
Easy to use: the control module can be either a small
dedicated console or a standard PC or compatible.
Line functions and controls are independent for each
input module; the technician's job is made easier than
ever, even in the software version.
The switching section handles up to eight telephones,
plus the control telephone and the studio telephone.
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Some of the functions included on the digital processed
section are:
Digital AGC included in the self- adaptive filter.
Doubletalk detection, without influence in the
adaptive procedure.
Noise reduction procedure, using a white noise
generator applied in the digital domain.
Noise free line switching, using stand -by signal
Supervisory function of line status, with
detection of dialing tones and signalling
(busy line, disconnection, etc.)
F-:I-,F. C'.,T[l
Superb 60dB sidetone rejection.
128 step digital adaptive filter.
24 bit coefficients.
16 bit sigma -delta A/D converters.
Switched -capacitor antialiasing filter, with 80dB
Line inputs safety protected against line transients
and discharges, according to CCITT regulations.
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23/4 "x4"x3/4"
unit clips to user's belt or camcorder
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Nagra D recorder: 4-track digital audio on
7" reel
tape; AES /EBU I/O specifications; rotary
head recording.
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Nalpak Video Sales
TP 1460: extra large TuffPak, designed for grip
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RP series: molded rack cases.
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National Transcommunications
NTL 1000 upconverter: processes 525/625 interlaced signals to sequential /progressive scan format or 1250/1050 interlaced ype.
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E7 noise reducer: non -linear pre -emphasis
method reduces noise and interference without
typical drawbacks; an option on MAC- family
specs; incorporated in HD-MAC for 4.5dB noise
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OFDMtechnology: orthogonal frequency division
multiplexing; transmits digital visual, aural and
data to home within existing analog signals; no
interference from existing analog TV sharing the
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Spectre: permits some UHF channels to be used
for transmission of all-digital TV services; combines digital modulation with bit -rate reduction
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VUES On -line
Series44: broadcast console; stereo compressor,
limiter; fader-start logic starts machine only if out-
put path exists.
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HRC-1: high -resolution ND, D/A converter; link
between analog audio consoles and 20-bit digital
recorder; includes sync, interface, DC processing
and digital redithering functions.
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AMSAudiofile Plus: hard disk digital audio editing, recording system.
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AMS Logic 2: digital large- format audio mixing
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system: combines VSR -11 solidstate recorder with VUES editing system for complete video production processing; Macintosh
workstation computer, DTW -102 wipe generator,
D2 I/O with two VTR inputs; also analog video I/O
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Nemal Electronics International
ENG series: multiple audio, video cable combinations for ENG operations.
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Élite: multitrack recording console; based on application- specific hybrid ICs; two paths in each
input module for interchangeability; 32 -bus design
with 32- to 64 -input capability.
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Élan: multitrack recording mixer in frame sizes
from 32-40 input positions.
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Essence: mixer for multitrack effects layup, ADR
and Foley recording.
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Encore: film re- recording, film -style post production mixer; 4 -band EQ per input module; solo has
post -, pre- and in -place modes.
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Neutrik USA
NJ3 FDH6: molded phone jack for TR, TRS plugs;
per EIA RS-453; PC-board mount.
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Model A-7: audio measurement set. Circle (1488)
greater drive needed.
with selectible timing.
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NewsMaker Systems
System updates: interface for Chyron character
generators; tape library software; remote workstations; machine control subsystem.
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Standalone Video Toaster: desktop video
M68000 CPU; titter, effects, switching, animation,
VR Stereo
AMPFETFM- solid -state FM transmitters; 4kW and
7kW ratings; modular construction with 1kW
modules for redundancy, 65% efficiency; 20W or
Macintosh; project management.
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MID1net: 8 -port MIDI processor, expandable 8inx8out; serves 128 MIDI devices.
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DSPoption: 32 -bit path with 24-bit resolution for
mixing, signal processing functions. Circle (1498)
production "studio" using Commodore Amiga
module: controls source from a single
module; for effects returns, tape /disc, other linelevel signals on VR series consoles.
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Orion 2000, 2000E: on -aiir, production, audio-forvideo mixers; software-based; all- digital control
with analog electronics connected via FO link;
ReMem snapshot memory.
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Mitsubishi X-86E: 2-channel PWM digital audio
master, editing recorder; auto cross -fade editing
Nationwide Tower Company
E18, E24, E36, E48: guyed towers; solid rod construction.
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New England Digital
SoundDroid: film -style interface; manipulates
sound from screen -based cuesheet; off -line version spots effects, dialog, foley items from Apple
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paint, still store, frame buffering.
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S9x5.5B TV Nikkor: zoom lens; high magnification
with high MET curve; extra-long extender; 9x zoom
ratio for wide -angle system.
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77X6X0 receivers: expanded teletext reception
with VCR, integral teletext receiver. Circle (1502)
... because you can't always trust your ears.
The Sentinel is a Station Monitor Receiver with all -mode
reception: NRSC AM /AM- Stereo, FM /FMXTM- Stereo and SCA.
But what's more important, The Sentinel has built -li diagnostics
that measure and display 12 separate parameters of the program
audio signal.
With 24 station presets and well -defined readouts, even nontechnical personnel can instantly compare their audio with anyone
else on the dial for Peak Modulation, Relative Loudness, Dynamic
Range, Spectral Profile and Stereo Image.
O The Sentinel: see what your ears have been missing!
Broadcast Engineering June
Audio Recording,
Processing and nstrnmentation
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Each used to eliminate noise caused by contamination
of main contacts in normal patching situations.
Each allows injection of cleaning solvent in breaking
contacts (normals), to eliminate intermittency that
occurs when patch cord has been removed.
ONLY $34.95 Ea. (Cont
USA) Please write
for additional information and order form. Used by
Professionals Worldwide. US Patent No. 4, 733,678
12115 Magnolia Blvd. #116
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Telephone: (818) 907 -5161
Fax: (818) 784 -3763
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d. 1991
AQ -20 3 -CCD
Matsushita Elncinc Corporation of Amon.
WV -F250 3 -CC D
You need to choose the right recording format for the job and the right camera for the
format. Only Panasonic gives you professional 1/2 -inch camera /recorder systems across the
principal formats.
For quality equal to today's highest standards for broadcast or analog teleproduction,
choose the AQ -20. The AQ -20 docks to MII or Betacam- recorders effortlessly and still gives
you unequalled video quality from the only 3-CCD digital processing camera: better than
750 lines of resolution at a typical S/N of 62 dB. The 400,000 pixel CCDs are driven at 4 fsc
(4x subcarrier frequency), allowing for direct connection to a digital VTR.
If your only concern greater than quality is cost
you need the WV -F250, the camera/
recorder that brings all the most important professional features to the high quality, low -cost
S -VHS format. Increasingly, professionals are turning to S -VHS to minimize capital
expenditures. The WV- F250's 3 FIT CCD performance with 700 line resolution and 60 dB
signal -to -noise ratio supports S -VHS, MII and Betacam formats, giving you the lowest cost
option in a dockable camera.
The pure digital video domain of the AJ -D310 -(the world's first composite digital
camera/recorder) -can help you meet demands that no one has ever met before. Only
Panasonic's 1/2 -inch composite digital format can give you the same digital recording on your
shoulder that you use in the most sophisticated digital posting suite. That's one key reason why
Panasonic's Half -Inch Composite Digital is the official video recording system for the production
of the 1992 Olympic Games and the choice of other leading broadcasters here and abroad.
Only Panasonic's acquisition systems let you adjust your equipment mix to fit your
performance objectives. For the right system for every job -digital, analog component or
S- VHS -the only choice is Panasonic.
Is a
trademark of Sony Corporation
For more details call: 1- 800 -524 -0864
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094.
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Northeastern Communications Concepts
NCPURYGEN: nitrogen generating system supplies dry air for transmission lines.
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Standard of Excellence for Equipment Racks
Nova Systems
Nova 950: transcoding multiformat TBC; enhance-
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All Standard 19"
Rack Mountable
Quick Ship
Available in 18"
and 25" Depth
All Welded or
Wide Selection
of Accessories
ment, noise reduction, black, stretch; 4x1 input
selection from component, Y /C, composite inputs,
outputs; wideband processing used for all component formats; RGB option.
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Nova 920SP: wideband Y/C TBC; includes effects,
4x1 switcher; supports all composite inputs including U -matie SP.
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NOVASync series: four synchronizer models;
wideband TBC and freeze features.
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Nova 8series: models 800, 810 full -frame TBCs; for
servo, non -servo VCRs; corrects all formats with
infinite window; 810 includes subcarrier feedback
for U -matie SP; Y/C -3.58 input provides wideband
5.5MHz bandwidth for S-VHS, Hi8.
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CD 2101 AC: CD jukebox; <ls CD access time;
RS-232 control triggers 16 systems from the same
host PC; cassette holds 50 CDs for quick changing;
Philips CD transport unit.
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G o
PS series: control unit for ENG van and fixed
rack -mounted applications.
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Model P73, RX3: portable or mobile ENG transmitter, receivers.
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PA series: mast -mount power amplifiers covering
2 -7GHz bands.
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BLKDN series: block downconverters; input of
converted to 2GHz. Circle (1512)
CER series: frequency-agile central receivers for
2GHz, 2.5GHz, 6-7GHz, 13GHz.
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6 -7GHz, 12 -13GHz
Numark PPD
CM1912, 1975: pre -amp mixers; 6-in, stereo out;
-1975 has sampler with memory banks; remote
Call Toll -Free
1- 800 -821 -0019
turntable start controls; for DJ, clubs. Circle (1514)
CD5020, 6020: dual- transport CD player systems;
-6020 permits programming of 24 selections per
disc with uninterrupted playback; BEAT SYNC
automatic synchronized mixing.
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Circle (66) "Call me, I'm Interested."
Circle (65) "Send Literature."
SA3200: 300W per channel power amp; 106dB S/N
and 0.035% THD.
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NV4448 rate converter: for AES, EBU, SPDIF, SDIF
I1 formats; all sampling frequencies.
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NV35I2A: digital routing switcher with 512x512
matrix in one rack.
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NV3064A: digital routing switcher with 64x64
matrix in five rack units.
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...with Panasonic's new Software Developer's Toolkit and
SV -3900 Professional
a couple of their
Digital Audio Tape Recorders. The possibilities are endless...
With this software, you can have simultaneous control of up to 32 machines per computer
port. A touch of the mouse and you can search to Absolute Timeon one machine, two machines,
or all of your machines and beframe accurate. A tap or two on the keyboard and you can have
over 237,000 cue points on a two hour tape.
station Automation, Effects Library, and much, much more!
It all starts with the right connections... So call THE DAT STORE
-they'll connect you with the right machines.
213 -828-6487
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Broadcast Engineering
O'Connor Engineering Labs
Model 53B: tripod transport dolly; 4" wheels for
smooth travel; supports 350 lbs.
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Model 25.75 prototype: fluid head for larger
cameras to 80 lbs.
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Model 5-15: fluid head for cameras to 20 lbs; adjustable counter balance.
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OLE Partnership
Lightworks Editor: on- /off -line, film-/video-style
editing; C-cube video compression; magnetic disk
storage to 100 minutes image with sound, expands
to 20 hours; 5-hour backup tapes.
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This software gives you the control you need to do Duplication, Radio
Nytone Electronics
PZ-1 Pan & Zoom: provides rolls, flips, positioning, controlled acceleration for effects; 250 program slots presettable for multiple effects display
times; composite video outputs for VHS /S-VHS or
other tape formats.
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FADE -I Fade Between: adapter for VSS-1, VSS-2
slide scanners; offers fast cut or fade between
slide presentations; remote control enables timing
of slide changes.
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June 1991
Odetics Broadcast
TLC-2400: time -lapse broadcast logger; 240 -hour
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ReportPlus: software defines information, format
of user -defined cart machine reports; accesses all
information in the database.
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BTM system: Break -Tape -Manager supports six
VTRs; auto switch to break tape for local insertion;
accommodates common, subregional program-
ming needs; As -Run logs.
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Reel Protection: automates placement of spots or
programs on tape reels; system handles recording
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TCS90: format -independent library management;
simultaneous use of different cassette sizes; system configures for 110 large cassettes, mix of 70
large /40 small, 30 large /130 small.
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Pacific Radio
System 10000TVRO FL link: three systems covering 950- 1450MHz, 3.7- 4.2GHz and those two
spectra combined; permits an antenna to be 15km
from satellite receiver.
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BIB video format converters: for analog -to-D or
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Dl serial and Dl forms to analog.
Master Recorder; improved audio linearity,
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reduced distortion.
#330: DI component VDA.
#558: Dl, D2 parallel 5x4 router.
#887: HDTV component VDA.
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OpAmp Labs
VA-8: -in, 8-out press feed; for video, audio; in
10"x12 "x5" Halliburton AL case.
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MS/8x8/VSA: stereo audio, video router; interlocked lighted push- button switches; 8MHz video,
20kHz audio responses.
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Optical Media Int'L
MNI CD Express: one -time
CD mastering from
DAT source; basic audio processing; sample rate
conversion; disk replication services. Circle (1536)
Optima Electronic Packaging Systems
Optima Form4: equipment racks per EMI /RFI
specifications; extruded aluminum.
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Optima Forma: equipment cases.
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Options International
Maddox DVDA: 8-inx6-out distribution, routing
system for Dl signals; 32x32 D1 /audio system also
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Kinesis enhancement: permits special effects
available on Mk11I telecines; includes rotation, XY
de- strobe, focus pull, aspect ratio and ripple effects.
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standard connectors.
BGWSystems line: rack panels, fans, accessories;
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termination panels; rack drawers.
DDR-10 recorder: digital audio recorder, editor;
Apogee filters, Digidesign software; active balanced I /O; AES /EBU, S/PDIF digital l0; MIDI in, out,
thru ports; 345Mbyte 30-minute digital stereo
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audio storage at 44.1kHz sampling.
Series 54 console: from Sound Workshop; 24 -bus,
dual -path mixer modified for cinema and multiCircle (1544)
channel video post production.
Model Q-700: video reference reproducer; quality
control checker for pancake and videocassette
duplication systems; selectable NTSC settings
support SP, LP, EP speeds.
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DTR-900-IL: second generation PD format recorder; internal matrix addressed by remote control assigns any input to any track; 8x
oversampled A/D converters; 32 -track units linkable for 64 -track with DC -105 synchronizer, CD-146
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dual machine remote controller.
MTR 90 series III: 16-, 24- channel recorders; 2"
media width; simplified threading; internal chase
synchronizer; servo-lock tracks master over 0.22.5x playback speed range.
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PREMIERE: feature film, TV post -production
audio console; extensive console accommodates
an unlimited number of input modules; permits
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three or more engineer positions.
MX-5050 series: B-III, BQ -Ill V4" 2 -, 4-track recorders; extended frequency response; improved
S /N; compact upright housing; Mark IV configures
for tabletop or console machine.
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TMD -MMR updates: separate luminance, chroma
inputs for Thermal Magnetic Duplication Mirror
Omicron Video
UCP cutouts: modules with precut openings for
XLR, BNC, Neutrik, Elco multipin, MIDI and other
Pacific Recorders /Engineering
Production mixer: for broadcast production and
operations; all inputs include 3-band EQ; communications, slate functions; pre /post switching
on two stereo send buses; two stereo effects reCircle (1553)
turns; stereo cue, in -place solo.
LS-5, IS -10, IS -20: audio line switcher systems in
5- input /4- output, 10- input /2-output and 20 -inCircle (1554)
put/2- output configurations.
Paco Electronics
DP series additions: NiCad batteries, DP -10A 12V
2.3Ah; DP-1340S 13.2V 4.4Ah.
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Aston Wallet Two: expanded still store; 1Gb magneto- optical drive for on -line capacity for 420
frame images with associated keys; removable
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drive stores additional 42 images.
Model 1250: HDTV-compatible titter, character
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generator by Aston.
FOUNTAIN: fonts-on-demand for Aston Caption
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and Aston 4 titlers.
Weircliffe BTE-200S: degausser; reduced electromagnetic radiation outside active erasure zone;
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1,000 Oe level for most media.
DYAD': digital component video mixer /keyer for
Dl; linear key, mix to key, full-screen mix and
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cropping facilities.
Europa: editor with E.CLIPS; multiple EDL segments may be edited, merged into one 7,000-line
list; high -speed EDL processing sorts in <9s; three
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models for 4, 6 and 8 of 16 VTRs.
ECS -85: edit control for 2-6 RS-422 VTRs, switcher;
FCC Requires The Use of
Category A Antennas
For STL/Broadcast
Standard Solid With Radome
Mark Antennas Division solves your antenna needs by
supplying you with 7 and 13 GHz antennas. Our antennas
comply with all the requirements of FCC Parts 74 and 78.
Category A antennas are available in 6 (13 GHz Only), 8, 10
and 12 foot sizes in Standard Solid, High and Maximum High
Performance configurations.
Let Mark provide the solution for your antenna needs.
Call us today.
Radiation Systems, Inc.
Mark Antennas Division
High & Maximum High Performance
2180 S. Wolf Road
Tel: 708/298 -9420
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Fax: 708/635 -7946
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June 1991
Broadcast Engineering
Time Code Generator /Reader
Character Inserter
register capture for A/B -roll models; 1,000 -line
EDL; integral time -code generator, reader for each
VTR; 32 function cells per event; unit permits expansion.
Abner II: low-cost A/B roll editor;
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EDL, auto-as-
sembly capabilities; interformat, intermanufacturer; 50 -event EDL; LTC time-code readers for all
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24 fps
Converts between any two formats
"Window Dubs" Time code on video
Regenerates and Jam syncs to
existing code
RS -422 Serial Control
GPI Output (General Purpose
XLR and RCA Connectors
Color Frame
User Bits
Fast Forward Video
1- 800 -755 -TIME (8463)
dealer near you
The Original Audio Bargraph Into Video Display
Prevents Audio Level 'Drifting'
Stereo Phase /Polarity Error Detector
Available with VU, PPM, and Custom Ballistics
Compatible with 525, 625, and 1125 Line Rates
and V Size and Position Variable
Remote Control, including Bypass and Box
WideRange of Audio Input Levels
Variable Peak Flasher and Silence Sense
See Your Video Dealer,
Mission Viejo, CA 92891
24388 Tatuava Circle
Fax 714 588 -1070
Phone 714 951 -7557
Broadcast Engineering June
diagonal screens.
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Penny & Giles
M&MFlexiPatch: 96 miniature jacks wired to
keyer, frame -grab.
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resolution; 525-line NTSC.
compatible; 425 -line
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BTS1370Ymonitor: multistandard product with
inputs, outputs; 2 -line unit uses 8 -pin video connector on line B.
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AGA770editor: multievent for cuts only; 128 -line
EDL; RS -422 serial, parallel control; TC, CTL modes
for S -VHS, MII VTRs and players.
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AG-7350, -7150: S -VHS recorder, player; parallel,
optional serial control; jog/shuttle modes; two
HiFi and two linear audio channels.
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AG-7650: S-VHS source player for editing, dubbing; integal TBC; two stereo, two linear audio
channels; field freeze; optional time-code generator, reader; serial interface available. Circle (1576)
AG-7750 S-VHS: Hi -Fi editing VCR; integral TBC;
digital noise reduction; RS -422A serial interface;
capstan servo, full- loading stop, high -speed
search to 32x normal speed with viewable pictures; 400 -line resolution from laminated amorphous heads.
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AQ-225 camera: three FIT CCDs produce 750 -line
resolution with 2,000 lx at f /8, 600% dynamic range;
permits 2,400m FO cable with power or 10,000m
FO cable with camera operates from local power;
output in component, composite or serial digital
composite forms.
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AJU3l0 camcorder: 1/2" digital system; weighing
less than 19 lbs; supports 34-, 50-, 64- minute cassettes; includes all AQ -20 features with Ira" FIT
CCDs with 750 -line resolution; VTR section includes four PCM audio channels.
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AJ-D320: 1/2" portable digital VTR.
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AJ -D350 recorder: 1/2" studio recorder; 8-14 channel coding produces 2.5x more packing density
than D2; 15% pitch correction in 0.1% increments;
AT confidence head; four digital audio tracks with
100dB dynamic range; for three cassette sizes to
245 -minute capacity.
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TAP-20 adapter: for AQ -20 camera; coax, triax
cable to base station instead of multicore; bidirectional, passes power, gen -lock, return video, tally,
complete camera control.
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M.A.R.C. enhancement: single, multiple event per
cassette features.
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Digital M.A.R.C. system: 450-cassette library
management, playback automation; with AJ-D350
digital, analog 1/2" VTRs.
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M.A.R.C. series 1000: software for spot, program
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mounts place VTR beneath monitor. Circle(1589)
JYM 000: jumbo yoke-mount for monitors to 35"
way EDAC connectors; normalled, half-normal,
parallel and other configurations "rewired" within
420-line resolution in NTSC, PAL, SECAM, NTSC -M;
S-VHS and composite inputs, outputs; RCA audio
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Peerless Sales
Monitor/VCR mounts: desktop, wall, ceiling
WI-MX 15: audio, video mixer.
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AU-520: portable MII VTR.
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AU-62, -63, -65: MII format studio players; -63 includes auto-tracking feature.
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HDTV products: TH- HD700K 70" HD projector;
TH -H500 50" projector; TH -36HD 136" receiver; THH320 32 ", TH-2020HD 20" monitors; 1" videotape
recorder; optical disc recorder for still pictures;
CCD compact HD camera.
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Big9: multi -video projection system; nine 43" cube
video projectors; integrated auto source switching control, A -V switcher; 1,000 -line RGB horizontal resolution, 800 -line NTSC; 10 display patterns;
extends to 12- screen system.
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BT-H1350Y: 13" color monitor, receiver; 0.31mm
dot pitch for 500 -line resolution on S -VHS input;
flat square, data -grade CRT, SMPTE Type C phosphor; full- function remote control, learn capability; surround sound feature; NTSC 3.58/4.43,
BT-1360Y monitor:
Dealer inquiries invited.
WV-F700 camera: digital processing with IT CCDs
for 750-line resolution; 2,000 lx at f /8, 7 lx at f11.7;
electronic shutter; docks to S -VHS, Mil, Betacam
SP recorders; accessories for coaxial, multicore
cable; camera control box option.
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CT- 3190VY- 31" color monitor, receiver; 500 -line
resolution with S-VHS input; flat square, data grade CRT; full- function remote control with learn
capability; surround sound feature.
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playback with dual output channels, scheduled
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M.A.R.C. series 2000: software features of series
1000 with dub-in -line, auto program delay, 3-channel output.
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M.A.R.C. series 3000: software featuring full compile for advanced recording and spot material for
delayed playback; multiple copies available for
synchronized, protected backup.
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M.A.R.C. series 4000: spot compile. Circle (1588)
DigiSpot: digital player, player /recorder; uses 3.5"
digital re-recordable cartridges for spots and
music; replaces tape cart machines; by Digital
Broadcast Associates.
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Shotlister 4: produces graphic display of what
finished master tape will look like; makes clean
EDL for on-line edit session.
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PESA America
CG4733: anti -aliased titler with graphic plane; internal architecture of 4:4:4:4 with RGB, YPrPb or
CCIR-656 I /O; vector typeface masters for instant
resizing; graphic plane option is 32 -bit per pixel
with dedicated 32 -bit graphics processor. digital
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DG5250, DG4220: test generators; both units
usable for digital and analog applications; -4220 for
Dl parallel 4:2:2 formats; -5250 for D2 serial; supports 525 -, 625 -line standards.
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BM4400 range: grade video monitors; precision
displays with auto setup system; 14". 20"
diagonals; PIL CRTs with EBU or SMPTE C phosphors; RGB, YPrPb inputs; optional decoders for
PAL, NTSC, CCIR 656 inputs; remote control of 64
units from a single control point.
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Model 162 router: audio, video with 70MHz video
bandwidth for HDTV or HR graphics and standard
composite; 16x2 video matrix with associated 3audio levels; integral control panel.
MVDA series: miniature video DA; spec'd to
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System 5: router expands to 1,204x1,204; 70MHz
bandwidth in video matrix; controller has multi user, multitasking operating system.
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Philipe Components
YK1267: ABC klystrons for UHF TV; 70kW rating
with efficiency >65% in visual service; YK1221 for
aural service.
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YK1280, YK1285: depressed collector klystrons
rated for 30kW and 60kW; figure of merit >130 %;
air cooled.
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YK1283: air-cooled klystron based on depressed
collector concept; 40kW rated; 4- cavity unit includes ABC electrode for 470-810MHz visual service.
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RF power transistors: for solid-state broadcast
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Philips Test & Measurement
PM 5686: NICAM modulator produces digital
QPSK modulation per BBC spec and EBU recommendation SP424.
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PM5682, 5683: for version from
IF to a TV channel
between 45MHz and 900MHz; 4- channel capability
with 5683 base unit.
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PM 5640 generator: 150 standard video signals,
patterns; custom signals; integral sync generator
with SC /H phasing, gen -lock.
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PM 5643 generator: component test, sync pulse
source for RGB, EBU /SMPTE, Betacam, M11, 2 -wire,
3 -wire formats; over 100 special tests; locks to
external sync source; 525 -line version also NTSC
composite, 1kHz audio output.
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PM5688: demodulator for NICAM.728 decoding; IF
intercarrier and digital inputs; integral diagnos-
tics, intelligent status display.
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PM 5664: component, composite video waveform
monitor; STAR displays timing, amplitude errors;
vector, parade, overlay display mode; DIFF shows
algebraic subtraction; menu-driven. Circle (1609)
PM 5685: NICAM stereo encoder using two independent channels; may be used for single monaural channel.
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PM 5644 generator: color pattern source; RGB,
YCRCB format for NTSC, PAL or SECAM; optional
text /clock driven by station LTC or 1Hz signal;
programmable logo pattern option. Circle (1611)
Picture Conversion
Imageman Retrieval System: keyword -indexed
database; identifies and retrieves images stored
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on analog videodisc devices.
Briefcase Video: create, present graphics pictures; merge pre-existing graphics, charts and
visuals for electronic presentations. Circle (1613)
Showcase Presentation Software: IBM /compatible PC for video presentations; show scripts
stored on disk as DOS ASCII files.
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Bar type cable rack.
Pioneer Communications
Rewritable Videodisc Recorder: random access,
frame -by-frame editing; instant replay without
shuttle, jog; 54,000 images; Simultaneous erase,
record; records audio on video for dubbing; CAV
Channel type. cable rack.
Trough type cable rack.
Tubular side bar type cable rack.
Cable rack nade to your special
size and color.
format for 30 minutes storage; PCM audio, 4.1MHz
video bandwidth.
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RM-V2000 CUBE: video projection cube monitor,
multivideo processor for large screen systems,
videowall displays.
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Plateau Digital Technology
PVM-1073: video multimeter; LCD with backlighted EL; 2-channel display of vector, waveform,
SC /H phase, system timing measurements; handheld unit NiCad batteries.
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Prime image
CleanCut /EFX. A/V switcher, integral TBC, sync
generator; inputs including TBC correction; optional S -video I/O with transcoding. Circle (1618)
accESS library: electronic still-store; composite,
Y/3.58, Y/R- Y /B-Y, RGB I /O; 4:2:2 sampling with
TBC functions; sequence generate, recall features
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are programmable.
6.5Pseries (#6510): wideband synchronizers for
PAL; with, without effects; YIN, S-VHS, composite
I/O on -6510; -6550 is composite PAL. Circle (1620)
RGB option: enhanced HR600+ and 7.5MHz series
TBCs; RGB input, output capability.
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Production Garden Library
100, 200 series: broadcast and
music libraries.
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vides A-B
without power, proswitch with automatic cut through to
VDA: 2 -inx4 -out;
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output 1.
Vidibox 11: 4" hand-held flat-display monitor; integral video display amplifier.
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AC video DA: 100MHz bandwidth; compatible for
HDTV; 1x6 format.
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When a highly versatile and reliable control
preamplifier is needed, then the Bryston BP1, BP -4 or BP-5 provides all the flexibility
required by the professional broadcast and
video production industries.
rieten BP-5 preamplifier
Bryston approaches the broadcast and video
production industry requirements for high
quality, musically accurate, and reliable
power amplifiers and control preamplifiers
with the same integrity and commitment to
excellence that has earned Bryston its leading
position in the Canadian power amplifier
industry for the past 15 years.
Whether your requirements are for 50 watts,
800 watts, or anything in between Bryston
amplifiers can satisfy your every power need.
Standard features include such things as dual
power supplies, completely independent stereo
channels, balanced XLR connectors, clipping
indicators, gain controls, rack mounting, and
bridgeable switching.
eryston 2B -LP power amplifier.
ether models include Bryston 36. 4B and
CB with output range from 50 to 800 watts.
Features include such things as balanced XLR
connector, cartridge load adjustment, high
overload threshold, l space rack mount and
fully discrete gain blocks. For further
information contact:
Model 710: digital stereo generator; 65dB separation with 0.01% distortion, -86dB noise level; TDS
numeric digital signal processing; oversampled
FIR filters; Q-Chain connects directly to CAT-Link
digital STL /TSL; separate inputs for right, left,
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composite digital signals.
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Prophet Systems
Audio Prophet: hard disk recorder; 10-track editing, simultaneous play/record; doubles as heart of
Professional Sound Corporation
PAM42 mixer: portable mixer with balanced inputs, outputs, tape return; inputs 3, 4 for stereo
channel with channel 4 as gain control; one cell
battery pack; by TFE of England.
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MilliMic: mini lavalier microphone; omnidirectional characteristics; 126dB SPL with 40Hz16kHz response.
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Seeport mixer: portable mixer; 8- input, four aux
sends /returns, extensive EQ; PPM, VU metering;
communications; by SEEM Audio A /S. Circle (1625)
a digital radio automation control.
PH0NE19191 575 -6426 or FAX (9191575 -4708
Bryston Marketing Ltd.
Tel: (416) 746 -0300 Fax: (416) 746 -0308
Brystonvermont Ltd. Tel: l-800-673-7899
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Broadcast Engineering
QS! Systems
Model 800 inserter: portable image inserter, logo
generator; 760x480 -pixel resolution image
produced from non -volatile and reprogrammable
CMOS IC device; adjustable matte level; TTL mirror output of image as key; overlay capability with
RS -170/A source.
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PCID 864: portable ID labels for camera feeds;
identifies field equipment in VBI or active portion
of pictures.
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Modell500demod: offair/CATV /MTSstereo;155channel tuner; auto retuning of last channel used
when switched between broadcast, CATV modes;
mono, stereo, SAP1, SAP2 selector; balanced audio
out; RS -232 control.
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Model 8000: image generator, inserter; capture
picture from a camera or titler; overlay with an
RS -170/A source; produces TTL output of image
for video key; adjustable matte level; EEprom
programmer to burn CMOS ICs for use in portable
800 inserter units.
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Quality Video Supply
Wilson video furniture: Tuffy consoles for commercial, industrial, retail and classroom; video
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Delta series: new versions of Delta 1 character
generator; LX version at reduced cost with cornplete compatibility with other Delta systems; LE
entry level unit includes single frame buffer
design; RGB or YUV and encoded output with key
signals; internal downstream keyer; LX upgrades
to SE model.
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Orion SE: low -price version of Orion character
generator; full- featured with 1MByte storage on
HD floppy disk; underlining, borders, shadows; YC
output for S -VHS systems.
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Video Touch-Up: software for Delta series freeform text, image generators; permits modification
of images; hue, luminance, saturation changes;
tone down camera flare, etc.
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TAA ACM accessory: telephone access arrangement for All Channel Message system; authorized
agencies may use touch -tone telephone to initiate
emergency message crawl over all cable program
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PalntbaxJuniorself-contained graphics system,
the fundamental power of Paintbox system for the
constraints of smaller budgets.
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Presenter option: facility for Paintbox HD, permits live sequencing on air, as well as compilation
and editing of image sequences.
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Paintbox enhancement: options: Collage; multiline text generation; fettle color alteration; library
index card retrieval; smear brush.
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Picturebox upgrade: single-output system with
520MByte hard drive, 2-output system with two
disks for 1,000-image storage; optimized storage
increases capacity; shared user bus links system
to other equipment.
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Picturebank ethernet link brings distributed
power to a network of Picturebox still-store systems.
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Flash Harry: extension to current editing system;
with increased processing power.
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Harriet enhancement: options include Dynamic
Collage for multilayer graphics effects in a single
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Cypher enhancement: options include textured
fonts created on Paintbox and transferred to
Cypher for use with any typeface; interactive computer control provides override of local Cypher
control functions.
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Quickset International
Mercury QYTH-B: tripod with cam -fluid head for
smooth pan/tilt movement; height range from 3871", or 19" without spreader; capacity of 40 lbs;
black or silver finish on tripod.
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TR470/R-160: long -range VHF/UHF wireless
IFB /ENG dual -muff headphones; usable for 2-mile
range with full-range voice audio on VHF; receive
IFB on VHF in one ear, monitor UHF channel in
other ear.
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R- Columbia
Broadcast Engineering June
Radio Design labs
significant synchronous
monitor; maximizes loudness, stereo separation;
reduces subcarrier crosstalk on FM transmissions.
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Slick-on series: STA-1M audio line amp; ST -SH1
stereo headphone amp; ST-MX3 line-level mixer;
ST- MMX3mic-to-line level mixer; ST-GCA2 gain control amp; ST-PHI stereo phono pre-amp; ST-ACR
audio-controlled relay; ST-MPA2 mic phantom
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Radio Systems
RS-75 DAT: based on Sony DTC-75es; balanced
XLR audio, auto cue -to -cut, fast -forward to cue,
cue -to-tape insertion; SKIP ID subcode data bit
initiates special cueing functions.
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ME2000: newsroom mixer.
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Ramsa Audio /Panasonic
Tool Kit: developer's software for SV-3900; unit
now with serial remote control of all functions and
programming modes; 9 -pin serial can be switched
for ES-bus or P-2 protocol.
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SY-3700 Pro-DAT digital audio recorder with
front -panel shuttle wheel to control 0.5-15x speed
range; 44.1 /48kHz sampling; fade-in /out functions;
XLR balanced connectors.
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Rank Brimar
Markin assembly: enhanced telecine tube; package with tube, optics and conversion cradle systern for URSA telecine; avoids internal reflections
and flare.
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Rank Cintel
DIVA: Designer's Integrated Video Animation;
Radiation Systems Inc /RSI
#5010: Step Track software.
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Model 240KVO: 2.4m transportable earth station
antenna; meets US, Intelsat, Eutelsat sidelobe
spec; optional monitor, control; supports C -, X-,
Ku -band operation.
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Model 240 AT air -transportable mobile terminal
for Domsat, Intelsat, DSCS on C -, X-, Ku-bands for
voice, data, teleconferencing.
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with draw, animate and cel layering; Clips Stores
library; view of individual layers.
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RE Instruments
RE 530 series: RDS products, including RE52I
stereo coder for stereo multiplex with port for
RDS/VRF signal inputs; RE531/RE533 RDS coders;
generates composite of information to be transmitted via RDS subcarrier -531 with full control
panel, -533 space -saver unit; RE530 RDS generator
for system tests; RE331 RDS decoder for monitoring system performance.
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Video utilities: 1x4 VDA with cable equalization;
VLCS -2 video level-controlled switch with alarm
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Register Data Systems
System Six: traffic, billing system; single, multi user; interface for most automation systems with
electronic log transfers.
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System Seven: multi -user general ledger package
including sales, traffic, billing, accounts receivable /payable and payroll.
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Research Technology Int'I /RTI
TapeChek 490M: videotape cleaner, inspector for
MII; cleans, polishes; requires about two minutes
per 90 minute cassette.
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TapeChek Pro Line 4100: supports Betacam /SP
cassettes; vacuum -assisted wiping tissue, precision dual sapphire burnishing edges. Circle (1666)
TapeChekD -211: dropout count on Dl, D2, other
digital media; hard -copy record of dropouts per
interval, cumulative dropout from two counters;
adjust dropout depth from 1 to 24dB. Circle (1667)
14dBi Omni: wireless cable, MMDS antenna; 50W
capability; weighs 10 pounds.
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D series: compact portable transmitters for 1.815.6GHz; dual audio, AC power supplies, wide band, frequency-agile; high output. Circle (1669)
RF- 1303Ctransmitter: miniature, DC power; dual
audio, frequency-agile and wideband operation;
audio bypass capability.
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MM series: micro-miniature transmitters for surveillance, RPV activities; 3W minimum output; two
audio channels.
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Flashback 7: adds 7GHz band operation to Live
news car ENG link, previously limited to 2-2.5GHz;
10W output power.
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UPLseries: portable transmitters, receivers operating at 3.5GHz.
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VML-Dsystem: transportable microwave covering
1.7 -24GHz range; for common carrier and emergency link restoration.
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SIL filters: Faraday Technology video filters inline packaged; Gaussian to near CCIR 601 characteristics; selected cut -off from 1 -30MHz with L4
cut-off rate; 40dB stop band.
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Faraday Step filters: sharp filtering characteristics for separation of video from multiple audio
subcarriers, stereo sound and multilingual transmissions.
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RGB Sales & Marketing
Media-Link/PM: PC video editor, graphic user interface; advanced machine control; electronic
patchbay feature; for IBM PC.
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AmiLink/CI: multimedia editing with consumer industrial equipment; retains features and graphic
interface of AmiLink.
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AmiLink/VT: multimedia editing for Amiga combined with NewTek Video Toaster; includes anima-
tion, paint, titling functions.
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AmiLink2.0: video editor, advanced machine control; graphic interface on Amiga PC; 16 VTRs, any
format /manufacture; 32 devices in serial -parallel
network; electronic patchbay.
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RGB Spectrum
RGB/Videolink 1450AX.
computer video scan
converter translates H -sync rates from 21.5- 80kHz;
NTSC /PAL, RGB, S-Video and Betacam/M11 outputs; linear keyer.
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RGB/View 2050: video windowing system with
integral TV tuner; supports workstations to
1280x1024 pixels.
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X.TV software: provides multimedia capabilities
for RGB/Viewvideo windowing workstations using
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RGB/Videolink 1600U: converts hi -res computer
graphics to recordable video.
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Richardson Electronics
NL347::1kW UHF transmitting tube.
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ROH Div/Portland
303TM: tabletop intercom speaker. Circle (1685)
Voyager PB2000W portable PA; wireless mic
receiver; wired mic, line inputs.
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303TM. tabletop intercom station.
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Rohde & Schwarz
SG series: test generator offering 30 baseband
signals; 12 -bit accuracy on all signals; available for
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EMFTTVdemodulator: analyzes signals on UHF,
DMDC.03, DMDC.05:
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decoders for
monitoring, evaluation of RDS transmissions; .05
includes phase, level measurements; values displayed on LCD panels.
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DMC.10: RDS data coder per EBU 3244 -E; develops
57kHz signal for FM subcarrier transmission; software upgradable.
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Roland Pro Audio/Video
SN-550: digital noise eliminator cuts noise in frequencies not containing the original sound; reduced side effects of expansion; hum cancellation
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DM-80 recorder: multitrack hard-disk music production system; 24-bit digital mixing; analog, AES,
EBU digital 1/0; master, slave to SMPTE, MTC,
MIDI; 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz.
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RSS processor: Roland Space Sound; 3-D effects
from 2-D system; sound localized in 360' horizon-
tal radius; vertical elevation control. Circle (1694)
SBX-1000: MIDI cueing box with SMPTE /MIDI
event generator, reader, synchronizer; sequencer
controls external MIDI divides; stores for tempo
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data for 32 songs; editing features.
Coloroll scroll: selected color filters installed in
the 3-24 frames; operates by DMX-512, AMX-192,
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0-10VDC analog, other protocol.
Ross Video
Model 630: live, on-air switcher; 30-input, two 4bus multilevel effects, DSK; DVE control; RGB,
component, encoded chromakey; extended efCircle (1697)
fects memory.
Model 575D1: lightweight, daylight lighting
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product; for studio, location.
Model 1800L: Video 18 Ill; lightweight ENG fluid
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Model 2000L: Video 20 III; new lightweight
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ENG/EFP fluid head.
Saki Magnetics
A7R-100 heads: metal or ferrite construction
heads for Ampex ATR-100, -102, -104 audio recorders; NAB and DIN formats, most with SelSync
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Samson Technologies
Concert Series II: VHS wireless mic with true
diversity in CR -3X receiver; beltpack and HT -3
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hand -held transmitters available.
MR1 wireless receiver: 13-channel unit mounts
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on cameras; 174- 214MHz.
Satellite Broadcasting
Duplication, Transfer services: film -to -tape
transfers; standards conversion; video and audio
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cassette duplication services.
SAGE I: alert system, preprogrammable for
various conditions; broadcasts encrypted data,
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control signals on FM subcarrier.
SCA Data Systems
RD573: RDS controller, generator; develops station ID for real time messaging and paging; phase
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locks to 19kHz pilot.
Sennheiser's dedication to state- of -theart technology, coupled with quality
engineering, earned our microphones
an Academy Award *. Sennheiser
continues to set the standard in the
incustry this time with the MKH 60
and MKH 70, our newest shotgun microphone,s. They display all the ruggedness that you need in audio production and the reliability that Sennheiser
has becc me famous for.
Scala Electronic
950MHz antennas: full line of parabolic antennas
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for 950MHz STL and 1CR links.
Schmid Telecommunication
RESCO: network monitoring, control system; fully
automatic; fault -tolerant, surveillance functions
on Ethernet, leased lines, switched telco, packet switched, ISDN network; monitoring of analog, diCircle (1708)
gital parameters; full redundancy.
Scientific Atlanta
Vector Quantization: video compression sysCircle (1709)
tem; compatible with TDM, FDM.
SEDAT: Spectrum Efficient Digital Audio Technology; CD-quality digital audio compression for
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satellite-delivered audio.
Model 8860: indoor antenna tracking control;
higher tracking resolution with less antenna positioning motor wear; AdapTrack software learns
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satellite characteristics.
Integrated receiver decoder: combines B-MAC,
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compression technologies.
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Dichroic feed: for ES antennas.
Se inhei ;er. The first and last authority
on shotguns!
your Sennheiser Representative
or a demonstration.
Sennheiser Electric
MD 122: dynamic cardioid microphone; rugged
design withstands rough treatment; spring
suspension of element attenuates handling,
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mechanical noise pickup.
MKH 50 P48: supercardioid RF condenser
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MKE-300: short shotgun mic; for ENG/EFP broadcast, audio /visual; integral shoe assembly permits
mounting on camera; narrow supercardioid pattern limits pickup to sound field corresponding to
scene seen by lens; integral battery for operation
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to 200 hours.
BF530: dynamic microphone; supercardioid pattern for recording; adjustable inlet basket permits
6 V sta Drive, P.O. Box 987, Old Lyme, CT 06371
(203) 434 -9190 FAX# 203-434 -_759
Manufacturing Plant D -3002, Wedemark,
Federal Republic of German}
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personalization for talent to meet unique styles
and requirements.
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HD490: low- impedance, open-air headphones for
home, portable use; radial bead diaphragm;
neodymium-ferrous magnets with aluminum voice
coils for low-mass design.
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In -Line series: audio transformers, pads exhibiting high isolation characteristics.
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Hand -held test equipment: series of audio
generation, testing and maintenance products in
3.6x6x1.8" packages.
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Hand-Held series: audio test instruments for
in isolated
shell assembly.
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Audio -Tran: combines audio transformer with
electronic circuitry; input, output distortion less
than 0.005 %; available as plug -in modules; two
classes include line and mic level units; encapsulated with 0.1 "x1.2" grid centers.
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Field Pro series: audio utility boxes; mic splitter,
combiner; active, passive direct boxes, A/V dis-
tribution amplifiers; telco interfaces; audio
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SG Communications
Strobe Light division: complete tower strobe
lighting service.
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Tower-Guard: complete tower maintenance program.
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Shereff Systems
VGA: titler
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Shively labs
2500 series: FM bandpass filters.
motorized coax switch. Circle
Shook Electronics USA
MOD- 2027KÚ: Ku -band mobile production
vehicle; combines Ku uplink with a small format
production facility; capacity for four cameras and
four Betacam VCRs.
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Shure Brothers
Model VP64: Video Production series; hand -held
omnidirectional mic; windscreen, stand adapter;
neodymium magnet for high output; scratch, chip resistance black polyurethane finish. Circle (1731)
Model FP410: 4-channel mixer; automatic, portable; IntelliMix noise -adaptive threshold to activate mic in room with constant noise level; max
bus circuit limits activated mics to current
speaker; last mic lock -on holds current mic on
until another mic is activated.
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Siemens Components
VHFTVPAs: cavity power amplifiers based on RS
2022CL /RS2026CL tetrodes with power ratings of
5 /10kW and 20kW in aural, aural /visual and visual
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SLI--2000: signal line
identifier; designed for
remote station checkout.
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Signature Music Library
Signature Select: pick only those items desired
from the Signature library.
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Sira Sistemi Radio srl
Channel combiner: for transmission by two 40kW
UHF transmitters from one antenna. Circle (1747)
LPTVcombiner: dual- sound, vision combiner; for
kW UHF solid -state TV transmitters. Circle (1748)
ANC-8: 8-character alphanumeric panel for SAS 32000 series switchers.
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GPI.1600 SI: salvo sequencer; stores 1,200 pro-
grammed switcher, relay sequences. Circle (1736)
CPI.80: 8-character alphanumeric panel installs in
audio consoles for audio routing.
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Sierra Video Systems
Model 161: video with stereo audio routing system; 16x1 matrix.
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Model 82: 8x2 video, stereo router. Circle (1739)
Models 44, 44C:: 4x4 video, stereo audio router;
operated via serial control; standard video or
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Series 32: 32x8 crosspoint router matrix, expands
to 32x64 for audio, video, sync, time code,
machine control; RS485 2 -wire party -line keypad
controls; PC software control.
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Sigma Electronics
DEC-L0: decoder for NTSC /S-VHS to RGB signal
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#2188: 8x8 audio/video router.
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Broadcast Engineering
SISCOM Satellite Information System
Newsroom equipment: Editorial text editor;
Machine control; Archive system
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TCT421: VITC -LTC translator; dual- standard for
525 -line NTSC, 625 -line PAL, SECAM. Circle (1750)
TCG-333: VITC /LTC generator, reader, inserter;
NTSC, PAL compatible; character inserter, color
field ID, code translations.
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TCG-313 FTK: film-to-tape transfer equipment offers KEYKODE reading capability.
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SkyPager: satellite relayed messages to five
minutes length; allows people to be in "constant"
touch with office.
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Snell & Wilcox
PRISM decoder: digital PAL, NTSC decoding uses
4- field, multitap vertical /temporal filtering; for D2,
composite inputs to CCIR 656 digital, RGB /YUV
analog outputs; for NTSC, PAL/-M /-N standards;
wideband processing.
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ATLANTIS series: standards conversion; Advanced Motion Processing; supports the six world
standards, component, composite I/O; Model 3
upgrade to Model 6 for all features.
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Creative Environment V2.1: 3-D animation; Alpha
channel for 2 -D, 3-D textures; reflectivity mapping;
metamorphosis function curves; texture definition libraries.
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Solid State Logic
SL 5000GP: production version of SL 5000 console; for TV, radio production, on-air; flexible routing, multiple output capability.
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SoundNet: digital audio-for -video network system; multiple SoundScreen systems share and
copy work; central database of audio; off -line backup, restore functions; slave mode offers 56 -channel playback.
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Sound Ideas Library: available on WORM optical
disk or four 8mm Exabyte tapes; over 11 hours of
digitally recorded sound effects for ScreenSound
audio-for-video system.
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Sierra Automated Systems
AXC-8: 8-character alphanumeric X -Y panel for
SAS-32000 switchers.
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portable test signal generator;
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Isolator series: in-line audio transformers, pads
Pro Video
T G -2000:
software update includes
Events Lists, Print function, Chase mode, On -thefly drop -ins.
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Ultimation: Ultimate Automation modes - dedicated VCA system, dedicated moving fader system
or combination of both; extends G series equipment; dual signal path circuitry enhances automation capabilities.
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EVO-.9800A: Hi8 recorder, separated Y/C input,
output connectors; improved tape tension regulation; integral chroma noise reduction; time -code
generator, reader; link to U-matic SP equipment
through 9 -pin remote interface.
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CDP-2700: CD player; AES /EBU, IEC -958
outputs; fader start/stop control, rapid start with
auto cue function; 12.7% variable speed playback;
accepts 3" and 5" discs.
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BKM serial interfaces: BKM-2085 component,
BKM -2090 composite digital serial inputs; permits
BVM 13" and 18" monitors to be used for D1 viewing; not required for PHM -3600 16x9 aspect ratio
800-line displays.
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PCM-2700: pro DAT; 44.1kHz, 48kHz sampling; 4head design, confidence monitoring; alternative
subcode, absolute TC recording.
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800 series UHF: PLL synthesized wireless mic;
multichannel operation in 794-806MHz range; high
stability; 94- channel selection, tone -squelch, companding.
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DVR-20, -28: D2 models providing 94-, 208 -minute
recording times; -20uses small, medium cassettes;
-28 supports all sizes; resolves digital audio tracks
at slow speeds with crossfade capability; Multi Loop test simulates multiple generations; ADSP
audio digital signal processors.
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SP2000 series: PVW-2800 editor, recorder; PVW2600 player; PVV-1 camcorder transport; players
include integral TBC and time-code capability;
digital comb filter separates luminance, chroma in
composite mode.
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HyperHAD technology: enhanced image sensor
based on hole accumulated diode technology; increased sensitivity, low noise, high resolution;
available for all camera models.
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RVP-4000: rear screen projector; stackable cubic
type for videowalls; multiple scan recognition of
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, NTSC-4.43 inputs as well as
HDTV and computer sources.
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PHM-3600 monitor: 16x9 aspect ratio on 36"
diagonal CRT.
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BVW-50:Betacam SP VCR with 90- minute capacity;
portable unit for field editing; reduced power
needs; 200 minutes recording from single BP-90A
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DVR-2100: cost -effective D1 VTR with dynamic
tracking; supports all three cassette sizes; reduced size and power requirements; playback
speeds from -lx to 2x.
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DXC -107 camera: 1 -chip produces 470 -line color
images from 9 lx at F /1.2 maximum sensitivity;
electronic shutter; for surveillance, educational,
telecommunications systems; electronic exposure control.
DXC-327 camera:
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3-CCD using HAD sensors;
increased chip sensitivity, enhanced detail; 700 line resolution; 60dB S /N, F/5 sensitivity; recording
output configures for U- Matic /SP, Hi8, S-VHS;
standard output for VBS, Y/C (S- Video), optional
RGB; 5-speed shutter.
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FSR-2000A receiver: 24- channel preset tuner with
memory, subcarrier audio; 10-key tuning; signal
strength indicator; unique ID per unit permits addressability; data output for remote control of
associated peripheral equipment.
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RVP-6000Q projector: 60" diagonal, rear -screen;
integral audio; multiscan sweep, optically-coupled
lenses, CRTs; single- mirror reduces light loss;
Fresnel, 0.6mm pitch lenticular screen structure
increases viewing angles.
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GVM- 1305TS Trinitron: 13" with
sweep, touchscreen control; composite vi eo,
Y/C, analog/TTV inputs; 0.25mm dot pitch op-
timized for graphics, video images.
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D2 options: serial interface (BKDV-105) transmits
video, 4-channel audio on single coaxial; audio
pitch correction (BKDV-110), time compres$ ion,
expansion range of ±15% play speed. Circle (1779)
D2 software version 3: for DVR -10, -18; animation
editing for graphics; edits of constant duration or
film with 2- field/3 -field sequences; pre-read control; auto audio mute in still mode.
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SVO-140, SVO-160 VHS: professional mono, Stereo HiFi VCRs; minimized jitter; digital tracking;
high-speed rewind; Rapid Access transport, auto
repeat; Double Azimuth 4 -head.
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BVX-D10: digital color corrector; includes direct
editor control.
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System G effects: production models, DME-5000,
DME -9000.
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DXC-151 camera: single-chip RGB HAD CCD, 460 line resolution; sensitivity of 25 lx at F/1.4; electronic shutter.
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EVW-325 camcorder: DXC-325 camera, EW -9000
Hi8 VCR; 400 -line resolution; separate Y/C video
inputs; time-code generator.
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DPS -D7: digital stereo audio delay; 3 -band shelving, peaking, digital panpot; 18-bit oversampling,
High Density Linear Converter D /A.
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LMS software: BZC-2100 multi -spot feature, con-
flict avoidance; for transmission simultaneo sly
with on -line tape preparation; BZC-3009 compila-
tion software; generates sequenced compiled
commercial reels.
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DXC -537:
HyperHAD IT CCD camera; 2,000 lx at
f /8; docks with PW -1, EVV-9000 Hi8 VCRs; adap-
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ters support other options.
PCM-7000 series: professional time-code DAT recorders; editing systems; PCM-7050, -7030, -7010
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with -7300 controller.
VSP.8000: digital video sound processor; complements Dl, D2 VTRs; 48kHz sampling. Circle(1790)
DVS-8000C: component digital switcher; 24- input,
eight external keys; 2.5 mix/effects banks; five
linear keyers; two background generators; link to
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DME for 1 -panel operation.
BVW-D75: Betacam -SP analog component editing
VCR; 4:2:2:4 serial digital I /O; four digital audio
channels; range of interconnection capabilities
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with other equipment.
Editor updates: software expands features for
BVE-9000; System Pacs turnkey editors using BVE -
9000, BVE-910.
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DPS -R7 reverb using LSI chips; MIDI -compatible
includes 100 preset effects; RAM memorizes 256
additional effects; in 3-section design with pre-efCircle (1794)
fect, reverb and post- effect blocks.
DVS- V6464: serial digital signal router; 64x64
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VA-90 adapter: connect any camera to portable
Hi8 videorecorder; additional Hi8 enhancements
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to be announced.
Sony Magnetic Products
SBT series: metal particle video tape for SP 2000
Betacam SP; 10-90 minute lengths; anti- static backcoating; recognition holes for tape type sensing,
hub diameter for improved handling. Circle (179)
Sound Ideas
Wheels Series 5000: digitally recorded; 25
vehicles, over 3,000 sounds; 24 CDs. Circle (1798)
Sapphyre: in-line recording mixer; 4-band overlapping EQ per I/O module; EQ splits between
monitor, channel mix path; dual- stereo, dual -line
inputs for any I /O; 20-44 input frames. Circle (1799)
Spirit: studio, live 3 -bus mixers; discrete routing
to stereo, mono outputs; in-line with splittable EQ;
eight subgroups; direct routing for multitrack
recording; 8-,16 -, 24x3, 8-channel expander for live
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model; 16-, 24x8x2 studio versions.
Delta AVE: audio-for -video mixer; 8-, 16 -, 24 -channel mono, stereo frames; tailors to installation;
flush mounting; controlled from VSA 2411 interface
in manual, GPI, serial modes.
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Syncram: random -access digital audio bridge; expandable 2-channel modular design with editing
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Soundtracker editor: digital sound editing system using modular hardware construction;
workstation, audio processing module and disk
storage rack complete the system; multi-user,
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multi -tasking features.
Standard Communication
MT-840: agile Omni, international Global satellite
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TV receiver.
TVM450: frequency agile modulator. Circle (1805)
MT-900: Agile Omni spectrum advanced satellite
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broadcast receiver.
Stanton Magnetics
890AL DJ Pro: phono cartridge for professional
DJ applications; diamond stylus; 4-coil moving
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magnet design.
Stanton Video Services
Jimmy Jib: portable camera boom with remote
head; pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, and VTR
start /stop control; easily transportable in automoCircle (1808)
tive trunk.
ST-7310: film transfer, sound dubber. Circle (1809)
MFLCombo: mobile magnetic sound recorder;
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packaged in 19" flight case.
RS2 /10: ABS tape storage.
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D54/16: double -drive mobile videotape storage
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Audio Cables Video Cables Composite
Video and Audio Cables Studio Set Lighting
Cable Portable Cordage Portable Power
Cables Control Cables Fiber Optic Cables
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June 1991
Broadcast Engineering
Strand Lighting
48-channel 2 -scene present
faders; MIDI in, through, out and sound -to-light
12, 24,
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Quartet 650: 650W spotlights; 22"/40" variable
Immediate Shipment
Mantrix MX:
Competitive Pricing
profile; 25" fixed profile; Fresnel and prism convex
spot instruments.
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Sirio Bambino HMI/MSR: daylight fresnel; 2.5kW
lamp produces equivalent of 10kW daylight corrected from tungsten.
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Studer Revox
D920mixer: digital audio console with all input or
output channels on common processing bus;
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seven digital, 1 analog inputs; 2 digital, 3 analog
stereo outputs; level control, EQ modules available.
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Studer 963: analog mixer; noiseless FET switching; proprietary input stage for mono and stereo
with or without EQ; to 56 inputs, 8 submasters, 4
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#902: TV production audio console. Circle (1818)
Studer A8074 TC: center -track time code 4-channel audio recorder in 1/2" design.
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A728 controller: CD player controller operates
three A727 CD players; ESbus networking; cue
wheel for frame accuracy.
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D740 DC-R: professional CD recorder using write
once optical media; 100% compatible with standard compact disc format; dynamic range to 98dB;
integrated PQ editor builds table of contents with
track numbers, running times.
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Model C221: professional CD player from Revox
line; 1 -bit format for total linearity, error correc-
tion; minimal crossover distortion.
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Magneto-Optical drive: 540MByte removable file
storage; permits instant import of sound files into
Slip Cases
Dyaxis system.
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Data transceiver: wireless system for RS -232 data
on 900MHz frequencies.
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Barcode system: barcode reader for Mark 200D
transceiver for data transmissions.
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RA jacks: standard phone jack for PCB mounting.
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PQC connectors: series ST and RA types for
printed circuit board mounting.
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DC power jack: PCB mounting type. Circle (1833)
Mini-Din: miniature connectors, plugs, per German /European standard specs.
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SwR Inc.
FM 10, FM3: high -, medium-power circularly
polarized FM antennas; ±1dB circularity; copper
radiating elements.
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FM-n-X: medium -high power circularly polarized
FM antenna; available 5kW to 20kW.
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LPTV type: antennas.
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Symbolics /Graphics Div
XL workstation: D1 input, output, renders to
NTSC, PAL, HDTV; combines PaintAmation, XL
Animation in unified graphics environment; 4:4:4:4
internal processing; 2 -D, 3-D elements; supports
Dl tape, disk and compositing systems; imports,
exports key signals with images.
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High Definition PaintAmation: operates at all
currently proposed and defined high -definition TV
resolutions; serves NTSC and PAL.
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Broadcast Engineering
compression, expansion; transformerless
balanced input, including 48VDC phantom powering; THD rated <0.025 %.
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Model 564: audio processor; quad gate /expander
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Systems Wireless
T- 677/T-680/R-662: UHF wireless microphone system by Vega.
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Clear-Cow products: MS -812 programmable
master station; ICS-60/-100 Matrix Plus intercom
stations; XP- 10/ -20 Matrix Plus expansion panels;
CCI-2 party line interface.
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Tl87transmitter: wireless mic operates with any
Lectrosonics 170, 185 receiver.
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Wireless systems: UHF system series from
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Tamron Industries
AF2&70mm: lens; f/3.5 -4.5 aperture. Circle (1846)
AF70.210mm: lens; F/4-5.6 aperture. Circle (1847)
Fotovix Editor 11:: peripheral to Fotovix for cropping, editing, masking and other features for still
image manipulations.
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Tannoy North America
subwoofer: near -field reference speaker;
low response to 36Hz; 100W amplifier corrects
12dB /octave roll-off of woofers in sealed enclosures; high -, low- impedance inputs on 1/4" or RCA
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Studio monitor series: reference monitors; differential material technology; DMT Systems 10, 12,
15, 215 isolate moving, vibrating components from
cabinet to reduce vibrations.
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A623 monitor speaker: 2-way compact monitor;
self -powered; electronic circuitry corrects group
delay, achieves accurate reproduction in a range
of listening environments.
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MacMix 3.2: software for Dyaxis; version 3.2 includes Snapshot digital processing presets multiple EQ /gain settings referenced by SMPTE time
code; improved screen graphics.
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Digital hybrid: telephone interface with dual digital signal processors, FIR filtering; consistant
reliability in on-air operation.
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Studio Technologies
Plus series: for talent cueing at local and
remote locations; wide range of features; simple
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To get a good
idea of what
Model 528: voice processor combines de- essing,
June 1991
Tape Automation America
Program Evaluator: monitors, tracks quality of
recorded programs; reports on measured
parameters for quality control.
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QualiTAP: respondent- based, multimedia
qualitative analysis; with lifestyle, demographic
and product use data for PCs.
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TargetONE: market research, radio buying tool;
includes many brand names, database with over
4,000 product categories.
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BRASS: Birch Radio Audience Segmentation System; analysis based on specific survey areas, nonstandard age ranges.
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MultiMedia: campaign analysis program; produces combined, individual reach, frequency, cost
computations for radio, print, TV.
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424 PortaStudio: 4-track cassette recorder, dbx
noise reduction; 33/4ips, 7/aips, 15/isips speeds;
separate EQ per track including mic /line inputs;
assign inputs 5-8 to cue bus for listening without
recording of effects, reverb.
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M-3700 mixer: enhanced M -3500 series; VCA automation; 24-, 32- channel frames; dynamic level control, signal routing, SMPTE TC generator, reader;
disk drive stores control data; 8 -group buses, four
effects returns, six aux sends.
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Model 488 PortaStudio: eight mono /2 stereo input mixer, cassette recorder; mic /line inputs for
channels 1 -2; line inputs on channels 3-8; tape cue
mix; 2-band EQ, effects sends, four group outputs;
dbx noise reduction.
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BR-20: 2 -track audio recorder; +4dBm balanced
XLR; shuttle control with combination of EDIT,
FFWD /REW with Quick Cue; dissimilar tape reel
feature; fader start activation.
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CD -301: CD player; withstands rigors of broadcast
and production environments.
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M-2500 series: 16 -, 24-channel mixers; 8-bus
recording, auto mute from MIDI commands; in -line
stereo monitor; 3 -band, 2-sweep EQ; pre -fade listen, mute, assignment switches.
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DolbySnolse reduction: option (with dbx type I)
on MSR-16 /D and MSR -24/D audio recorders; 10dB
reduction at low frequencies, increasing to 44dB
at higher frequencies through staggered- adtion
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BR -20T 2-track recorder; center -track time code
with servo motors for transport control with
gentle tape handling; t/á' machines are effective in
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audio-for -video applications.
TE Products
VAS-1600 series: matrix routers; 60MHz band
width; RGB, multilevel audio; 16-input by 4-, 8-,
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16-output; various configurations.
CR310, 320: communications recorders;
10-, 20-
channel single-deck recorders; T-180 VHS cassette
for 24 -hour recording; time-date system permits
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location of any event by time-date.
LV-250SCR: full- motion sequential color recorder;
wideband design; frame accurate control includes
external host capability; free of color distortion
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and typical playback artifacts.
LV-231ASCR: sequential color RGB recorder; wide
bandwidth than conventional recorders for more
resolution; Questa Databaser software, Kodak Ektagraphic Slide Video system; 18,000 slides with
<ls worst -case access.
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Teatronics/Lighting Innovations
Echelon: memory lighting console; macros, soft keys; relative intensity modification. Circle (1868)
em+one: control module; expands flexibility of
dimmer control; blends AMX-192, DMX -512 protocol into DMX-512 data stream; records 96 cues
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for access from front panel.
MD-288E modular dimmers: quad 1.2kW, dual
2.4kW, 6kW and 12kW modules; 0-10V analog,
AMX -192, DMX-512 protocol controls. Circle (1870)
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M7R 9600: on- location dimmer.
Balcar Backgrounds: handpainted. Circle (1872)
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Ba lcar Zoom: 500W halogen unit.
Balcar Flux-Lite: dimmable lights; variation of
10% of power gives 50'
drop in color temperature;
200W lamp equal to 2kW halogen.
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1730D monitor: digital waveform display; serial
digital input; eye measurement; displays jitter,
amplitude, rise time vs. calibrated time axis; analog input can be paraded side -by-side with parallel
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or serial digital signal.
VITS-100: NTSC VITS inserter for satellite uplinks,
CATV headends, ENG/EFP systems, transmitters;
12 -bit accuracy on VITS, full -field signals; source
ID signal compatible with VM700A; supports FCC
composite, NTC7 composite, VIRS, muitiburst,
bars, s''/x.
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VHS-200: full-field VITS inserter; text generator
with full -field, VBI messages; automated measurement setup with VM700A; 8 -field signal insertion
sequence for BTA ghost canceller reference; mulCircle (1877)
tiple inputs for external signals.
7SG422 Opt 1S: three serial digital, two parallel
component, two analog black burst outputs; proposed error detection, handling signal included in
the serial digital outputs, which can drive a 300m
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length of single coaxial cable.
1700F07: utility drawer for accessory storage;
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t ft3 in side -by -side rack adapter.
7SG- 130Multiformat:low-cost generator; output
in NTSC; Y -C; Y /R-Y/B-Y for Betacam, MII, CTDM
formats; stereo audio output; 10-bit resolution; Op
1 includes MII level tests; Op 2 provides a black
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burst source.
SPG -1000 HDTV sync generator: multiformat signal source supports HDTV production environment; master, slave capability for different input,
output formats; picture monitor test signals in
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VM700A measurement set: D2 test signal source;
comprehensive set of signals in 10-bit composite
digital and analog forms; Opt 1G for measuring
routing of white, black, 2T pulse echo, per German
White Paper requirements; Opt 1, 11 dual standard
set for NTSC, PAL; Opt 20 Teletext signal quality
measurements; Opt 30 component measurements
with Lightning, Bowtie signal forms; Opt
VMREMGR remote graphics program for near real time display of VM700A screen on PC. Circle (1882)
S26UT10 software: permits 271X spectrum
analyzer to converse with MS-DOS PCs through
GPIB; automates test and measurement routines;
storage, cataloging of waveform displays and data
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from TEK 2710, 2712 analyzers.
Bill McNamara of World Monitor, Boston
Steve Colby and
we get the
dependable, high- quality
audio that fast- breaking news
stories deserve.With
`'Our London, Tokyo, and Washington bureaus each
have only 10 minutes a day to send us their raw footage
and feature stories. That brief window allows no margin
for error when it comes to audio quality.
"Before Dolby SR, our transmission headroom was so
limited that to avoid clipping, we lowered our send levels
and suffered lots of noise. With Dolby SR, we get a
dramatic improvement in S/N. Plus, SR's anti -saturation
feature lets us go back to normal send levels without
worrying about the high- frequency peaks, such as speech
sibilants, that used to crash the feed.
"The line -up of the system was quickly mastered by field
editors and transmission engineers
alike. Dolby SR is a snap to use:'
Bill McNamara, Director of Transmission Services
Steve Colby, Senior Andin Engineer
World Monitor is a television presentation
of the Christian Science Monitor
Call us at (415) 558 -0200 for more information
on how you can benefit from Dolby SR.
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Model TSG170D: digital composite NTSC generator; serial digital output; 1S serial digital output
option tests serial digital transmission systems in
addition to D2 and analog NTSC.
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TSG -120 Y- C/NTSC outputs in NTSC, Y -C, Y /RY/B-Y, stereo audio for maintenance. Circle (1885)
1720SCH/1721 SCH. vectorscopes for NTSC and
PAL; all features of 1720 with SC /H -phase and color
framing indication.
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2712 spectrum analyzer: covers 9kHz- 1.8GHz
range; 4 -trace digital storage with analog display;
demodulates TV signals with Op 10 AM /FM video
monitor; frequency counting to 1Hz resolution;
AM/FM signal identification with integral audio
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Tel -test
ACA: air control automation.
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UDC series: universal device controller, for all
equipment control applications.
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MC2SS: master control switcher.
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ACC: air channel control - advanced automation
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Telcom Research
Model T102: SMPTE/EBU generator, reader; RS232-C serial control; jam-sync and continuous jam sync modes; portable package; operates drop,
non -drop, 24, 25 frame; EDL, TC-LOG, electronic
front panel software.
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Telepak San Diego
T-Hip: hip -pack for accessories, batteries, phone,
TD2 case: Sony DVR -2 soft case.
T-Lens: lens covers.
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LAN package: Novell newsroom and production
system support.
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Monitor prompter:
screen, weighing
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Amiga: computer prompter.
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Television Equipment Associates
ECD series: video delay products.
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TCL series: video filters; designed to remove sub carrier signals at 5.7MHz.
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Daylight headset: thick foam cushions for ambient noise attenuation; available with magnetic
mic or noise -canceling electret; from Davies
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TBW446B: Brickwall filter from Matthey; passes
full video at 4.46MHz with 45dB attenuation at
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CS 048: video filter for HDTV signals. Circle (1903)
Telex Communications
ELM-22, -33: subminiature lapel mics; -22 omnidirectional with -56dB sensitivity and 138dB SPL;
-33 unidirectional specified for 142dB SPL; various
termination options; power from belt pack transmitter, PS-9 supply, 9VDC battery.
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FMR-100: diversity wireless mic; Pos-i -Phase true
diversity system; VHF operation between 150216MHz; complements WT-60 belt pack or HT -100
hand -held series transmitters.
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V series: professional headphones, single- and
dual -side boom mic models; mic options of electret and dynamic types; variety of cord sets available to meet specific requirements.
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ProStar series: wireless mics; R -10 receiver; B-10
belt pack transmitter; G-10 belt pack guitar transmitter; H-10 electret hand -held mic transmitter;
receiver features Pos-i-Phase true diversity circuitry.
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PAS -1: portable PA; integral wireless mic receiver,
mixer; detachable speaker driven by 50W amp;
volume controls for wired, wireless mics and aux
input; battery or mains powered.
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SAP612: source assignment panel; provides 6 inputs, 12 outputs; ancillary product for TW intercoms; permits system to be configured as single
or dual channel.
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rather mix than mess around with a bunch of outboard boxes,
new M-3700 Series from Tascam.
The M -3700 Series is a professional -quality mixing console with a perfect memory of its fader settings. A console whose automation isn't a pain
in the pots. And whose under $14,000 suggested retail price isn't either.
Ours is the only automated console that provides you with both
snapshot automation (to recall any pre -set levels or switch positions stored
as "scenes ") and dynamic automation (to recall levels and switch positions
locked to real -time locations).
The M -3700 also features an onboard disk drive; SMPTE timecode
generator/reader; write /update mode; choice of 24- or 32- channel configuration; and the ability to automate the main, monitor and aux send
mutes, and EQ ON /OFF for each channel. Without outboard computer
screens, wires, mouses or the usual added -on hassles.
From LS, you'll get a compact, familiar-looking system that'll help you
create the nix you want. And precisely recall any previous mix, so you can
tweak SOME channels without affecting others. All without wasting your
valuable tim? or talent.
The musician -friendly M -3700 Series automated mixing console.
Now waiting to wow you at your nearest Tascam dealer.
If you'd
we suggest
a serious look at the
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MagnaByte LCD: liquid crystal projection systems; 2001 connects to NTSC source, 2002 has VHS
player; integrated amp, speaker; no technical, convergence adjustments except focus. Circle (1911)
Model PS15: TW intercom power supply; for 30
user stations; one 24 -32VDC channel and onewith
no voltage potential.
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Telos Systems
Telos One-M: 2- to 4 -wire intercom interface links
two systems; each has single-channel full -duplex
operation; digital signal processing. Circle (1913)
TQ-300M: motorized dial torque gauge for meas-
urements on Betacam systems; replaces dummy
reel and spring scale measurements; calibrated in
gm -cm with 10gm -cm increments; adapter fits all
Betacam spindles.
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72H5SLCB: Teltelometer tension gauge;
measures tension for M11; 7-40g range with single
gram increments; SLC style probes.
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Model 9100: frequency -synthesized STL transmitter; direct composite modulation at IF VCO for
improved S/N, distortion, stereo.
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Model 9107: frequency -synthesized STL receiver;
55dB stereo separation, 80dB S /N, 0.1% THD; pulse
counting discriminator for baseband demodulation.
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The Express Group
Series 2000: studio furniture.
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Theatre Service & Supply
EDIDMX isolator: 1500VDC isolation with optical
isolation device; LED indicates incoming DMX -512
signals; 5 -pin XLR connector.
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Thomson Broadcast
TTV 1645 Sportcam: ENG portable camera with
triax adapter; FIT CCDs; adapter interface to remote recorder, 14 lx at f /4, 21dB gain; external
frame holds long field, studio lenses. Circle (1920)
TTV 7651, TTV 7661: ND, D/A converters; 7651
includes 270Mbit/s serializer; 7661 includes deserializer; 4:2:2 technology; single and dual input/outCircle (1921)
put versions.
TTV 5670 keyer: two 4:2:2 video plus key inputs;
stand -alone or in multichannel system; luminance
keyer; cut, dissolve, wipe transitions; three matte
generators, fade-to-black; control from front, or
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optional external panel.
ITV 5790, 5791 routers: 4:2:2 serial, digital routing switcher; matrix sizes of 16x32 or 32x32; -5791
expands to 256x256; numerous control panels;
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cable EQ, audio matrix interface.
7TV 1542: studio camera featuring FIT CCDs;
dynamic lens correction, color restoration; 80dB
dynamic range; electronic shutter; maximum sensitivity of 15 lx at f /4; 61dB S/N ratio. Circle (1924)
7TV 7655: dual serializer and /or deserializer; 4:2:2
system may be used as a repeater for signal disCircle (1925)
tribution needs beyond 300m.
7TV 1647camera: ENG/EFP unit with three CCDs;
docks with Betacam SP VCR; adapters for remote
recorder, triax operation; 62dB S/N ratio; 5-speed
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electronic shutter; 15 lx at f /4.
Thomson Digital lmage/TDI
7D1 Explore V2.3: 3-D animation for video production; BUILD program language; RAY ray -tracing,
rendering; PARTICLE particle effects generation;
CONTOUR wire -frame animation; EXTIO interface
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for peripherals.
Thomson Electron Tubes & Devices
TH3787, TH3754: TWT devices for 10.7- 12.7GHz;
130W output; 3787 with depressed collector, 15year cathode life for satellite use; 3754 with 3-stage
depressed collector; 58% efficiency. Circle (1928)
HDTV projection CRT: 9" tube front -projection
system; projection screen brightness of 200cm /m2
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on 100" diagonal at 1,500 TVL.
THX 898 Primicon: 1" camera tube far HDTV;
Primicon photoconductor; electrostatic deflection, integrated magnetic focus coils; bias light;
40% transfer at 700 TVL; limiting resolutiongreater
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than 2,000 pixels per line.
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machine control of six transports.
Software updates: V-500 for all Lynx modules;
Lynx Keyboard Control Unit; Lynx System SuperCircle (1943)
Thomson Video Equipement
HD 1250 Proscan enhancement: triaxial cable
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adaptation for studio camera.
Digital mixers: IMPULS serial digital
5650 production, post -production mixer; inteCircle (1932)
grated serial routing switcher.
Colorado upgrade: 4:2:2 color corrector; multichannel system with individual channel processCircle (1933)
ing capabilities.
HD 1250 Light: portable version of HD 1250 Pros-
Digital Commercial System: hard disk record
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can HDTV camera.
1250 monitor: 16:9 aspect ratio; accepts 4:3 images; zoom capability expands image, removing
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blank sides or letter-box effects.
Thomson -LGT
Terrestrial networking: system management for
multichannel, multiple main, relay TV transmitter
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plant; microwave interlinking.
3M Magnetic Media
Hi8 MP: videocassette material.
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TapeCare: storage boxes.
# 996: analog audio mastering tape; to operating
level of +9dB; 79.5dB S/N for tape only; bias comCircle (1939)
patible with #226 media.
Time Logic
APDU-200/E: software enhancements to automatic tape control system; time zone, prime-time program delays; automated copying; scheduled,
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unattended functions.
Lynx System Supervisor: enhanced with interCircle (1941)
face for Neve audio consoles.
Console control unit: keyboard on console for
TM Century
and playback; stereo storage with minimum of 2-hr
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Torpey Controls
CLK22 time displays: operate with DQSB -6 serial
code drive.
571V-5: timer, up -down counter.
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Toshiba Consumer Products
TFS-500: HDTV digital frame store; 72 -frame
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1SC-100: Hi8 video camcorder; 1/2" CCDs, 700TVL;
413,000 -pixel array; 14W drain allows batteries to
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record up to two hours.
TSW-1000HD: analog HDTV switcher. Circle (1949)
P500SR1: 50" rear- screen type projector for HDTV
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HC-1600U: color video printer; dye sublimation
thermal transfer process; 203-DPI resolution; put
16 images on single page; RS -232 control; RGB in;
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S -video in/ out.
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HV-8900: r/z" analog VCR for HDTV.
P32H100, P36HDOO: HDTV monitors; 21 ", 30 ", 34"
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CRT diagonals.
Toshiba Information Systems
HSC-100: HDTV camera; CCD sensors with 2-million pixel array; 16:9 aspect with f/5.6 sensitivity
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at 2,000 lx; 52dB S/N ratio.
FIPE--1000: video effects system for HDTV; 3-D
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ture component system.
Toshiba Video Systems
IK M40Acamera: high resolution color; Y/C S -VHS
output; 470 -line resolution; shutter to
array; sensjtive to 15 lx at f /1.6.
User Net: $495.00
Time Code from Sony Protocol
other formats J Bi- Directional
Produces SMPTE
Provides LTC for dubbing to
Interpolates Time Code in
search and wind modes J Used with editors that need time
code and serial data J Works with or without an editor
provides 420,000 -pixel
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Total Spectrum Mfg.
SportsFocuser option: calibrates to near and far points, calculates proper
focus settings for intermediate positions.
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ACP4000: field production system; automatic control panel; portable; touchscreen user interface; SportsFocuser software.
AutoCam ACP-8000S: 80486 CPU; multipedestal collision avoidance; camera
CCU control; VGA, graphics; pedestal repositioning software.
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Battery power kit: four standard ENG camera batteries operate AutoCam
pedestal at remote location.
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Manual Control Box option: mounts on camera pan bar to permit change of
the AutoCam unit to local, manual control.
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EVO -9800
Designed for the Sony EVO- 9800/50
Selectable compensation for "on- time" display
D/Vision: PC software for random access editing with compressed video;
incorporates Intel DVI processor; open architecture.
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TRF Music
TRF Custom: original music for special production requirements.
DAT format: classical releases.
Trompeter Electronics
TDSX-3/4 cross connect: module interconnect
DS-3, DS-4E, DS-4
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BNC, TNC plugs, jacks: straight, right -angle plugs, cable racks, patch plugs for
cable types 724, 728, 734A, 735A, K19224L2; splices available for 728 -735 and
734A -735A interfaces.
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UPLRNconnector: right -angle BNC connector; 750, 500; to 4GHz. Circle(1969)
TTC/Television Technology
XLS- 1000MÚ: 1kW UHF transmitter; complete, redundant solid -state design;
configurable for translator service.
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TV Answer
Video data service: wireless viewer response system; selection from multi choice menu screens transmitted by originator via set-top unit through cellular
site or satellite link.
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System-6 1TA: Interface -to-Anything ties System -6 to editing control; routers to
load files from System-6, to synchronize switching of cameras.
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Disk drive, Link: disk stores, loads System -6 settings, time -code data; 3.5" drive
connects to system by RS -232; Link permits files to be stored by PC via RS-232
and transported between computer and Ultimatte-6 disk drive.
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Smartstore: screen correction; if no clean frame of backing color exists, Frame
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Builder memorizes backing areas revealed to build clean frame.
System -6 transcoder: 2-channel, bi-directional system; permits use of cornCircle (1975)
positing system with any component recorder.
PC Remote with GPI:: IBM /compatible PC emulates System -6 remote control;
series of menus serves all control functions.
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System- High Definition: video compositing for 1125/60 and 1250/50; programmable for other HDTV parameters; includes screen correction feature of standard systems.
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Union Connector
2H +G/C: 208V stage pin connectors; current range 60 -100A.
polybox: main switch panels - company switch with S.I.S. output.
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Unique Business Systems
RentTrace V3.31: enhanced rental, tracks equipment availability.
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United Ad Label
Label stock: new design tape labels.
Labels Unlimited 3.0: software for custom label printing.
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Update Package: for UMI 400 series edit controllers; Hard Marks with Back
Timing Slow Motion control; VITC/L7C/77MER sets current time -code position
to current timer location.
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Utah Scientific
DVS-2/32: serial digital router for D1, D2 signals; may operate with AVS, DVS-1
or stand -alone routers; 32x32 matrix.
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Model 112: production switcher; one mix-effects switcher with program/preset
bus; optional configuration for two mix/effects; four linear keyers; memory
effects systems; interface to all Utah Scientific routers.
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Vacuum Tube Logic
Model CR-3A: studio condenser mic; European styling with cardioid polar
characteristic; high -pass filter, -IOdB pad.
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Reference D/A converter: 20-bit resolution digital input; analog output tube design uses eight triodes with 20dB headroom.
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Manley MONOBLOCKS: audio power amps; tube designs from 50W to IkW
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Vantage Lighting
Ken -Rad DTY: 10kW halogen lamp.
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Unity workstation: 8-input composite, component inputs; Dl option; combines
digital switching, video effects, re-entry picture storage for multilayering,
montage effects; multiformat I/O; editing control feature.
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VEAM/Litton Systems
F.O.M.S: fiber -optic mic snake; electronics, 52
audio signals to 1km without crosstalk or RFI;
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option permits 2 -way operation.
Vega/Mark IV
Q -Plus: wireless intercom upgraded for 40%
greater range.
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600 series wireless: T-677 bodypack transmitter,
R -662 true diversity receiver; UHF line-of-site
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operation to 1,700 feet; 108dB S /N.
T-680 transmitter: UHF wireless mic from 600
series UHF systems; 150mW RF covers range to
1,700 feet; internal dipole antenna; DYNEX Ill
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VX-20 wireless system: for video production,
ENG, EFP; R -27 camera -mounted receiver, with T25, T-28 or T-29 microphones.
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VG Electronics
VGE 1076D/ND: RDS encoder; generates RDS sub -
all tape formats in cassettes less than 5" wide;
3.75s time for standard oxides, 8s time for metal
particle tape; achieves 80dB erasure. Circle (2015)
Videomedia SED
SuperMICRON: A /B /Ext editing controller with
switcher control; list management; variable speed
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PACE: V -LAN Professional Animation Control Engine; interface between 31 devices and V-LAN control system.
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Auto -PICT: animation software for Macintosh
animation; displays PICT, PICS files; permits mixture of file types in edit list format.
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TurboVPC: edlist management software for VLC32, SuperMICRON systems; for IBM and DOS type
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V-LAN-T-POD: extended V -LAN compatible transmitter with full -function VTR transport control
switch cluster.
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VLX modules: enhanced transport control
modules; combines V- LAN -T, V-LAN-R features;
downloadable device drivers, slow motion; for
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IBM, Macintosh.
nTITLE: interactive titler for still, motion images;
by Xaos tools and Silicon Graphics; full character
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control, character animation.
V-LAN-Ik expanded V -Lan system; time -code
reader, generator; downloadable VTR drivers;
rack-mounted package.
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TVM -710: combination waveform monitor, vectorscope instruments; facilities include cursors, line
selection, SC /H phase measurements; four composite inputs; picture mode display; 3-D mode
rotates color bar signal on R-Y/B -Y axes to show
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all dimensions of video signal.
TVM -720: enhanced TVM -710 for component
analog, composite video; displays two component
carrier to inject into stereo coder or FM exciter;
supports most RDS features; upgrade software
available to extend RDS services; available with or
without integral display.
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VGS California
Nigel B Furniture: modular furniture for produc-
tion facilities; racks, consoles permit changes to
configurations; Quadracontrol chair with back
support; diffused work lights.
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PACA /D, PACD/A: NTSC, PAL to 8 -bit digital at
4xFsc; 10-bit
conversion to NTSC /PAL. Circle (1998)
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DXI20: composite digital mixer; 4-bus multilevel
mix /effects, key priority, memory; 16/32 -bit
processing; serial editor interface
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DX 300: composite digital mixer; 16-/32 -bit internal architecture; 23- input, 10 key inputs, all for
8-/10 -bit parallel, serial; three MLE systems: inCircle (2000)
tegral preview monitor routing.
Video Access Software
BL9 -BL-14: teleprompting unit.
LT3500 +: laptop teleprompt.
NADY 12000A
VHF Wireless
System Receiver
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Video Accessory Corp.
SVDA -1, YCDA-1: Y/C VDAs.
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SV/A -1: DA for S- video, stereo audio. Circle (2004)
XB/VDA: 120MHz bandwidth DA; 1 -inx8-out, two
are unity gain; can be used to distribute VCR
channel 4 RF signals.
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Video Associates labs
MicroKey Digitizer: video-to-VGA digitizer; windowed video VGA preview.
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MicroKey/Genlock: locks signals from MicroKey/A, AV output to video source.
Circle (2007)
MicroKey/A: adds digital sound to images from
popular graphics packages or video; recordable computer to video conversion. Circle (2008)
Video Band Pro
Key West Magic Dolly: transportable dolly for
curved-, straight-section track; collapsible, assemCircle (2009)
bles quickly; loads to 275 pounds.
Video Central
OpTex image enhancer: for low-level lighting; fits
between camera and taking lens; adapters for different camera lens mountings.
Circle (2010)
OpTex underwater housing: designed for
Toshiba 1K-M36P
miniature camera.
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Video Design Pro
Autodesk 3-D Studio: for VidCAD /AudCAD; create
still images, animations of studio facilities
designs, other graphic presentations. Circle (2012)
Video International Development
Model DTC 1504: 4- field, 4-line standards con-
verter system; low-cost design.
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VideoLab Para Technologies
LCX-108 Logichron: time-code processor; simultaneous LTC, VITC read, generation functions; new
approach to LTC reading demodulates code often
not readable by standard methods. Circle (2014)
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and two composite, one component and five composite or eight composite
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TVM-730: adds Auto Measure graphics and text on-screen readouts of measurements to TVM -710 package; special 3-D display mode.
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BTG-100: hand -held portable SMPTE color bar generator; 8x clock rate used for
generation of test signals.
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Prodigy C: component analog video production switcher.
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Color Wall illuminator: high intensity, seamless ionic light.
Portable Lighting: small ionic light equivalent to 750W tungsten.
Vinten Broadcast
Vision CV-5 Corporate: professional tripod; single-stage, black anodized
aluminum; spreader, pan /tilt head, pan bar, clamp.
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TurboSwift: control panel in travel case, power supply, two full -servo heads;
for manual remote or automated control of two cameras; memory for eight
shots per camera.
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MicroSwift option: graphics tablet operator interface.
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MTC 200: Microswift Touch Control; 33MHz PC -based unit; VGA monitor; for
simplified multicamera automation setup, operation.
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Vision LT series: tripods of carbon fiber; 20% weight reduction; available
separately or packaged with pan /tilt head, telescoping pan bar, spreader and
travel bag.
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No matter what editing system
you use, Winsted offers Editing
Consoles to match your
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Vistek Electronics
Sound-in syncs: dual-channel sound encoder, decoder; rugged algorithm withstands poor quality link conditions; option for V3020/3021 ACLE encoder,
decoder units.
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Vector VMC: near transparent conversion with Vector V4401 standards converter; VMC Vector Motion Compensation detects moving objects, generates
compensating signals for reconstruction of moving images with correct spatial
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GM6004, GM6005: digital, analog-faced clock displays; -6004 can be positioned
anywhere on screen; -6005 permits custom-design hands; 4:2:2 product with
internal frame store to position clock over backgrounds.
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V4301: frame synchronizer; component, composite, Y/C, DI; TBC mode, freeze,
grab; corrects video, chroma gain, black level, chroma/luma delay. Circle (2039)
GM7500series: color monitors; tri-stimulus analyzer for auto alignment; assignable inputs for multiple analog, digital component, composite signals; 14 ", 20"
CRTs; automatic and manual input standards selection.
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ARRAY routers: serial digital switchers; configures for DI, D2, DX; Ethernet
control; matrices to 64x64 in 15RU; expands to 256x256; software for mixed
standards (525-625) operation.
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Intelligent Timecode Clock: integral clock power by battery if external signal
fails; auto correction when drive returns; silent models; various faces, hands,
movement choices; may also connect to pulse clock.
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Switched FO network: demonstrations of FO TV transmission network; remote
switching capability.
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Removeable Optical: removable, erasable disk media.
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DSP.X digital mixing: provides 24-bit digital mixing in a 10x6 mixer card;
patchable, cascadable EQ; with MIDI control.
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MDI-32: multichannel interface for AudioFrame offering high -definition digital
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Wavefront Technologies
Advanced Visualiser: 3-D graphics, animation; enhanced rendering, modeling;
32 -bit.
Weathernews America
PLUS: 3-D graphics for forecast period, transmitted to the station's graphics
workstation provided by Weathernews America.
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Genesis: complete weather productions sent to the station's graphics workstation; 3-D imaging; script describes forecasts, related graphics.
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MHz bandwidth
36 db subcarrier rejection
8 bit digital, adaptive comb filter
NTSC and YC inputs
RGBS, Y/R Y/B Y, YC outputs
Pinnable sync on RGB outputs
Wegener Communications
Series 2900 descramblers: encryption using VideoCipher II Plus. Circle (2052)
Series 1900 DBS FM2: subcarrier receiver; for addressible C -/Ku -band poi nt -tomultipoint communications.
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Wheatstone Broadcast Group
TV-600S: TV production console; Bus Minus IFB; event computer directs router,
on -board switcher; optional 8-selector overbridge; two master stereo, two
mono outputs for SAP, mono sum output; VCA group masters.
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SP40 series: production consoles.
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Digital control with recall
Programmable filter weighting
Optional remote control panel
Auto tie -wrap: secures cable bundles with hand -held unit containing reel of
bulk tie -wrap.
broadcast video systems ltd.
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Data Visualizer: interactive, multidimensional data analysis.
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HP support: Visualizer, Data Visualizer for HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 RISC
workstations running UX 8.0 operating system.
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MIX5-SB: broadcast mixer; 4- channel unit operates from AC or DC. Circle (2057)
presspower: active press box; 2- input, I2-mic output; AC /DC.
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Model P-12: power amplifier, rated 12W stereo; for headphones. Circle (2059)
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GEPCO breakout boxes exhibit our distinc-
tive attention to high quality, durability
and ease of use. They're ideal for remote
field applications because of the specific
design features providing protection and
A standard single width Breakout Box is
available with feed thru multi -pin connectors on each end for additional system capacity. Single boxes are available with up
to 32 channel capability.
Single boxes are 4.5 inches high by 5.25
inches wide.
Contact Gepco sales dept for New Gepco
G -4 Custom Designed Product Catalog.
GEPCO breakout boxes exhibit our distinc-
tive attention to high quality, durability
and ease of use. They're ideal for remote
field applications because of the specific
design features providing protection and
width Breakout Box
with feed thru multi -pin connectors on each end for additional system capacity. Double boxes are available
with up to 64 channel capability.
A side -by -side double
is available
Double boxes are 4.5 inches high by 10.25
inches wide.
Contact Gepco sales dept for New Gepco
G -4
Custom Designed Product Catalog.
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Tel: (312) 733 -9555 Fax: (312) 733 -6416
(800) 966 -0069
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Tel: (312) 733 -9555 Fax: (312) 733-6416
(800) 966 -0069
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High -power TRASAR'c antennas
for UHF-TV are offered for channels 14 -69 and channels in CCIR
Bands IV and V. The antennas in
this photo are mounted on the
SUTRO Tower serving the San
Francisco Bay area.
The new Andrew 8 -meter
class earth station antenna
has the versatility to operate individually at C band
or Ku band or to operate
together at C band and Ku
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Orland Park, IL 60462
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highly reliable and
moderately priced patching
system that will accommodate Hi- Bandwidth Video
applications including D1
and D2 serial digital video
transmission. Both normal
and straight through terminating jacks are useable
from DC to 600 MHz.
The worlds first fully
crimpable RCA plug for
Reduces assembly time
by 80% over older solder
type connectors. DC to
200 MHz impedance
matching performance
with Canare 75 Ohm
coax video cable.
5th Street, Unit G
San Fernando, CA 91340
818 -365 -2446
San Fernando, CA 91340
818 -365 -2446
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IK -M31
The IK -M40A micro -miniature
camera features Toshiba's
1/2 -inch, 420,000 pixel CCD
image sensor chip assures
the finest image and color
Highlights include over 460
lines of horizontal resolution;
a fast electronic shutter with
eight speeds up to 1/10,000 second; Y -C video output terminal; auto -tracking white
balance adjustment; genlock
capability for external sync;
minimum illumination of 10
lux (f1.6) and cable length up
to 30 meters.
Toshiba's IK -M31 offers an auto iris 1/2 -inch CCD image sensor,
7.5mm miniature auto -iris lens
and a minimum illumination of a
15 lux (f1.2 lens).
The IK -M31 microminiature color camera features Toshiba's 1/2inch, 300,000 -pixel CCD image
sensor chip.
Highlights include over 360 lines
of horizontal resolution; a fast
1 /1000 -second electronic shutter;
automatic tracking white balance
which adjusts continuously to
lighting conditions for best color fidelity.
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82 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (201) 628 -8000
FAX: (201) 628 -8755
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FAX: (201) 628 -8755
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Mark Antennas Division has developed a dual frequency 8 foot
category A standard (FCC part
74) antenna covering 6.825 -7.125
and 12.7 -13.25 GHz. The antennas mid band gain at 6.9 GHz is
42.4 dBi and at 13 GHz is 46.0
dBi. This antenna is ideal when
there is limited mounting space
on the tower.
Mark Antennas Division offers a
line of microwave isocouplers for
use on A.M. towers. These units
allow a microwave dish to be installed and operated on an RF excited (up to 50kw) A.M. tower
and provide adequate isolation
and insulation between the "hot"
tower and the microwave radio.
- Return loss 28 DBi or
- Insertion loss 6 DBi
- Dimensions 15L x 8H
x 8W
- Frequencies 7, 11 or 13
Connectors -Waveguide
Protection Spark Gap
Radiation Systems, Inc.
Mark Antennas Division
Radiation Systems, Inc.
Mark Antennas Division
0. Box 1548
0. Box 1548
Des Plaines, Illinois 60017
Tel. 708 -298 -9420
Fax: 708 -635 -7946
Des Plaines, Illinois 60017
Tel. 708 - 298-9420
Fax: 708 -635 -7946
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Fujinon has redesigned the servo
and grip of the A16x9.5ERM so
that it perfectly fits the right hand.
The servo has also been beveled
so the operator has unrestricted
finger movement. The aperture indicator is also easy to see without
moving away from the shooting position. The A16x9.5ERM weighs
only 3.19 lb. The A16x9.5ERM has
a maximum aperture of f1.8 from
9.5 to 124 mm and f2.2 at 152 mm,
and focuses down to 3.1 ft.
For more information. contact John
Webb at Funinon:
(201) 633 -5600
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Fujinon's new CPT-10 is a miniature pan
and tilt head that is extremely well suited
to applications such as teleconferencing
and security where size is an important
consideration. The CPT-10 has a pan
range of 300 deg., tilt range of 95 deg..
pan speed of 15 deg. /sec., and stopping
accuracy of ±10 min. It can accommodate any camera/lens combination weighing up to 8.8 lb., requires a 15 VDC power supply and weighs 4.4 lb.
For more
information. contact John Webb
at Fujinon:
(201) 633 -5600
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RS -422
RS -422
Serial Data Pre wired Patching System was
introduced by Audio Accessories, Inc. of Marlow, NH.
Two models are available
a 24 -port one -rack unit (12
in, 12 out); a 48 -port two rack unit (24 in, 24 out).
more information,
audio accessories =-\.,
audio line
Fujinon has announced an enhanced version of its A20x7ESM 2/3 -inch studio production lens that delivers improved optical performance, and a reduction in
Fujinon has made dramatic improvements in its A14x8.5ERM Pegasus Ill
ENG/EFP lens. The servo has been beveled so the operator can focus with unrestricted finger movement from the
closest distance to infinity. The design
of the A14x8.5ERM has also been
streamlined, so that it weighs only
2.81b. The A14x8.5ERM has a maximum aperture of f1.7 from 8.5 to 103
mm and f2.0 to 119 mm, and focuses
down to 2.6 ft. Standard features include macro capability, a built -in 2x
extender, weatherized construction, and
servo zoom.
minimum object distance from 2.48 ft. to
1.85 ft. Maximum aperture of f1.4 remains constant from 7 mm to 124 mm,
and varies only to f1.6 at 140 mm. Every
function can be accessed without removing the shroud. Standard features include
a built -in 2x extender and LED display
of focal length and aperture. The
A20x7ESM can deploy its extender from
the lens position, or via a remote demand
unit or shot box.
For more information, contact
John Webb at Fujinon.
MARLOW, N.H. 03456
603 -446 -3335
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information, contact
John Webb at Fujinon.
For more
(201) 633 -5600
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Fujinon has enhanced its A55x9.5 field
production zoom lens to make it better
suited to shooting confined areas such as
stadium press boxes. Fujinon produced
this performance by incorporating an exclusive feature called the Rotary MODifier, located in the extender turret. The Rotary MODifier reduces the MOD from 7.8
ft. to less than 1 ft. by flipping a switch.
The A55x9.5 has a minimum focal length
of 9.5 mm, maximum focal length of 525
mm, and maximum aperture of f1.4 to
253 mm and f2.9 at 525 mm. Features
include built -in 2x extender, and LED display of focal length and aperture.
For more
information, contact
Jonh Webb at Fujinon.
(201) 633 -5600
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The DX120 is a Digital single
M/E production switcher with
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The DX300 is the most
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Optional Graphics Plane:
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BM4400 Grade 1, 14" and
20" high resolution monitors for RGB, YPr Pb (optional decoders for NTSC,
PAL, S -VHS (Y/C), Dl).
Auto setup for gray, white
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transferable to other monitors via serial link. Multiple monitors can be pre-
cisely matched and
remotely controlled.
Video GainesVille
3700 N.E. 53rd Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Phone: 904 - 372 -0270
Fax: 904- 378 -5320
Video GainesVille
3700 N.E. 53rd Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Phone: 904 - 372 -0270
Fax: 904 - 378 -5320
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205 -880 -0795
205- 880 -0795
FAX 205 -881 -4828
FAX 205- 881 -4828
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The new Shure FP410 -the
of new products
for your review.
you would like additional
information about any of
the products shown,
please be sure to circle
the appropriate number
on the Fast Fact card in
this issue.
world's first portable auto-
The Shure VP88 is a single point MS stereo condenser
microphone that utilizes a forward facing Mid capsule and
a bidirectional Side capsule to
create either a classic mid side output or, via its internal
matrix, a left and right channel stereo output. Internal 6V
battery or phantom power;
supplied with vinyl storage
bag, stand adapter, foam
windscreen, and Y- cable. List
Price $995.00.
Call 1- 800 -25- SHURE.
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The new Shure VP64 Omnidirection-
Dynamic Handheld Microphone is
designed primarily for field interviewing and features sleek, contemporary
styling, a neodymium magnet for
higher output, internal shock mounting for reduced handling noise, a nonreflective, scratch- and chip- resistant
black polyurethane finish, and extremely rugged construction. List
price is $135.00, which includes foam
windscreen and stand adapter. Call
1- 800- 25- SHURE.
matic microphone mixer
keeps unused microphones
turned down to dramatically improve audio quality
and provide a "seamless"
mix automatically. With a
variety of features useful to
broadcasters and news
gatherers, the FP410 will
find primary applications in
the video production, corporate television, radio and
TV broadcast, and field
production environments.
List price is $1595.00. Call
1- 800 -25 -SHURE
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Ross RVS 630 live, on -air
Radiomixer costs no
more than "BMXclones." yet delivers
what they can't
costs without cutting
out durability, features
or performance. For
your copy of the color
Radiomixer brochure,
call us direct at
619 -438 -3911.
of new products
for your review.
If you would like additional
information about any of
the products shown,
please be sure to circle
the appropriate number
on the Fast Fact card in
this issue.
Pacific Recorders &
Engineering Corporation
2070 Las Palmas Drive,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Tel 619 -438 -3911
Fax 619 -438 -9277
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Productionmixer delivers
PR &E's extraordinary
reliability, performance
and functionality for no
more than an ordinary
console. For more information and your copy of
the color Productionmixer brochure, call us direct at 619- 438 -3911.
Pacific Recorders &
Engineering Corporation
2070 Las Palmas Drive,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Tel 619 -438 -3911
Fax 619 -438 -9277
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production switcher combines the production power of 30 video inputs, two
4 -bus Multi -Level Effects
Systems (MLE), complete
switcher set -up storage and
the Ross Downstream
Multi -Keyer with a PGM/
PST bus for uncomplicated on -air production; plus
offers totally integrated DVE
Box 220, 8 John St.
Iroquois, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 613/652 -4886
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AG -7350 and AG -7150
WV -F700
The WV -F700, a professional digital signal processing camera
with a 2/3" super high sensitivity Interline Transfer (IT) CCD,
achieves 750 lines of horizontal
resolution, signal -to -noise ratio
greater than 60dB, high sensitivity of F8.0 at 2,000 lux, and a
minimum illumination of 7 lux at
F1.7 at 24dB gain.
WV -F700 successfully
changes the conventional analog
circuit of the signal processing
section to digital, dramatically increasing reliability, flexibility and
compactness and reducing maintenance and camera setup time.
The AG -7350 S-VHS Hi -Fi VCR and AG -7150 S -VHS Hi -Fi
player have been introduced by the Audio Video Systems
Group of the Panasonic Communications and Systems
Company (PCSC). The AG -7350 S -VHS VCR and AG -7150
S-VHS player are ideal for many applications, including
video presentations, training videos, video `newsletters';
and for cable companies, the units are ideal for commercial insertion, as well as other applications.
The units feature outstanding S -VHS picture quality, a
34 -pin parallel (or optional RS -232C serial) interface port,
advanced tape transport mechanism, 4- channel audio
(2 Hi -fi channels and 2 linear channels), and jog /shuttle
1- 800 -524 -0864
1- 800 -524 -0864
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AG -A770
The AG -A770 multi -event edit
controller allows storage of up
to 128 single -cut editing
events for automatic editing.
The edit controller comes
standard with the RS -422 Spin serial interface, or optional 34 -pin parallel interface
(model AG -IA81) can be installed. Its multiple interfacing capabilities enable editing
in MII, S -VHS or interformat
editing in MII /S -VHS.
1- 800 -524 -0864
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Professional services
Continued from page 128.
Will -Burt
Hardlube Mast Finish: hard anodizing AL surface
with permanent Teflon lubricant; longer trouble free operation of telescoping masts. Circle (2060)
TapeCube: stores small D2 cassettes. Circle (2061)
Slide kits: rack -slide kit for Panasonic Mil; holds
in any position for maintenance.
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Economy series: vertical rack cabinets in knockdown or welded models.
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TE3 mic cable tester: performs open, case short,
conductor short, out-of-phase conditions for each
conductor; 9V battery; designed for standard,
single twisted -pair plus shield cables with XLR
connectors and phone plugs.
East Coast Video Systems
A lull service
company providing...
Engineering & Design
Cable Systems
Corporate Facilities
Broadcast Facilities
Teleproduction Facilities
52 Ralph Street, Belleville. NJ 07109 (201) 751 -5655
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Why not run your business
Wohler Technologies
AMP.9: 2- channel -RU powered monitor /speaker;
performance similar to AMP series.
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MSM series: multi- source metering; LED bargraph
arrays in various groupings; VU, PPM ballistics;
Phase indicator; one unit houses 16 displays; links
to MSM for remote monitoring.
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ARS series: audio router; 20 mono, stereo inputs
routed to independent, ganged balanced buffered
outputs; balanced, bridging inputs; level, phase
indications, audible alarm.
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10-input option: enhances AMP units to operate
as audio router and HiFi stereo monitor; 25 -pin
terminal blocks; front panel rotary knob selects
desired input.
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card here?
Only $133 per insertion.
Frequency discounts available.
Call 913/541 -6745
For New and Rebuilt
Radio Broadcast Equipment
Box 5457, SANTA MARIA, CA 93456
Wolf Coach
QD-III: ENG mast; attaches to ENG vehicle with 2"
trailer hitch; 15' mast nests to 48 ".
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Serving Broadcasters Over 35 Years
WEATHERspectrum 9000: all -in-one workstation;
(805) 934 -5741
(619) 695-2429
(804) 974 -6466
1305 -F Seminole Trail
Va. 22901
analysis, forecasting, graphic production;
NOWrad storm presentations.
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Yamaha Music
S8M speakers: 3 -way monitor for foreground,
background music installations; black wood -grain
finish with black grill cloth; base-reflex cabinet; 8"
LF driver, 5" MF driver, 3" tweeter.
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DTR2 recorder: R-DAT recorder with Delta-Sigma
A/D conversion; four types of I/O connections;
twin 24-segment peak metering; achieves 103dB
S /N, 96dB dynamic range, 100dB separation,
0.0025% THD.
Antenna Design, Proofs, Fieldwork
2684 State Route 60 RD #1
Londonville, OH 44842
419- 994 -3849
Communications Technology Consultants
32 Ridge
Port Washington, New York 11050
(516) 944 -5477
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DMC 1000: digital mixing console; 14 -input with
eight mono, three stereo; eight monitor input
channels; mixing, EQ, level control, processing,
routing performed in digital domain without intermediate conversion to analog.
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PC4002M professional: monitor amp for studio
listening environments; 700W/channel into 40;
10Hz -50kHz response, 0.005% THD; calibrated
meter level controls per channel.
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YPDR: compact disc recording system using
WORM drive; numerous applications include replacement of cartridge tape.
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Zaxcom Video
TM100 Taskmaster: automatic TBC adjustment,
timing unit; interface to TBC /D2 control for automatic tape setup; single keystroke adjusts level,
setup, chroma, hue.
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DI Toolbox: processor for Dl; gain control, digital
limiting, filtering; key inputs; CCIR -6601 10-bit
processing of 525- /625 -line signals.
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Zephyr Weather Information
Lightning data: nationwide service for instant information about cloud -to- lightning strokes in
regions or the nation.
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e m e c
-800- 444 -0856
Satellite Systems Engineering Design & Construction
Tracking Systems Transportable and Fixed Uplinks
T.I. Busting
(805) 963-3765
Montecito St., Santa Barbara,
Lake Tahoe
D. L.
CA 93101
Los Angeles
2401 West Moss Ave.
Peoria, Illinois 61604
(309) 673-7511
Member AFCCE
and increase business
for as low as $133 per insertion.
Call 913/541 -6745.
consultant in acoustics
specializing in broadcast studio acoustics
910 Lakeridge Drive
405- 744-6444
Stillwater, OK 74075
405 - 372-3949
For Classified Advertising
or Professional Services information
Call Renée Hambleton at (913) 541 -6745
June 1991
Broadcast Engineering
Classified advertising now available as Classified Dis-
play or By- the-word.
Classified Display: $107 per column inch, per insertion,
with frequency discounts available. 1 inch minimum, 10
inches maximum per ad. Blind ads $40 additional. Reader Service number $50 additional. Spot color available for
$150 (color determined by publisher).
By-The-Word: $1.75 per word, per insertion. Initials and
abbreviations count as full words. Blind ads $40 additional. Minimum charge $40 per insertion. No agency discounts
allowed for classified ads.
Contact Renée Hambleton, at (913) 541 -6745, for information on frequency and pre -payment discounts. To place
your classified ad send your order and materials to Broadcast Engineering, Classified Ad Mgr., P.O. Box 12901, Overland Park, KS 66212.
WANTED: USED VIDEO EQUIPMENT. Systems or components. PRO VIDEO & FILM EQUIPMENT GROUP: the largest USED equipment dealer in the U.S.A. (214) 869 -0011.
04- 91 -tfn
WANTED 2 -25KW FM Transmitters, -5KW FM Transmitter 2 -10 Bay FM Antennas, 2 -500' lengths 3" Air Coax with
Connectors and Hardware; 1 -500' length 5/8" Air Coax
with Connectors and Hardware. CALL: Paul Titchenal (507)
5 -91 -2t
334 -0061 FAX: (507) 334 -7057.
HARRIS ALLIED now recruiting. Inside Sales Supervisor.
Experienced should contact Tom Harle at 317 -962 -8596.
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21 Channel Selectable 3/12 Watt Portable AC/DC Transmitters 8
Receivers with 2 Channel Audio.
Dishes, Dualrods,
Tripods, Back -up Units, Wireless Cameras, Live Truck 8 Eng. Crews.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for Long Term 8 Multiple System Rentals.
WANTED: Satellite Earth Station Operators. Military/technical experience ok. Please send resume to: S.TA.R.S.,
16250 Filbert St., Sylmar, CA 91342. Attn. Sharon Pyne.
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Emergency /Rush
Delivery Capable
24 Hours a Day.
/JfL r/ r
3CX2500, 4CX5000. 4CX15000 and many others. Write for
details. FREELAND PRODUCTS INC., 75412 Hwy. 25,
Covington. LA 70433. (504) 893 -1243 or (800) 624-7626.
01- 91 -tfn
Oklahoma PBS affiliate has an opening for
a Network Maintenance Engineer. Component level trouble shooting skills are required. Ideal candidate will have low power
UHF transmitter experience, and a good
working knowledge of microwave systems.
Please send resume with salary history to
Personnel Department,
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority,
Box 14190, Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73113.
Labels or Diskette
Station Base
;API ;/a XIV
PA. Areas. 17 years broadcast experience including major
television network and nationwide mobile production facilities. FCC Licensed /SBE Senior television certified. For re5 -91 -2t
sume and information: (908) 494 -9443.
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FCC GENERAL CLASS LICENSE. Cassette recorded lessons with seminars in Washington, Newark, Philadelphia.
Bob Johnson Telecommunications, Phone (213) 379 -4461.
9100/9000 OWNERS. Replace your TEC 70 terminal with
a PC compatible and our software. Dial -up access with additional software. $295.00. Demo disk $20.00. Software
Mercenaries, 1285 West Street, Guilford, CT 06437.
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58 Nonotuck St., Northampton, MA 01060
`Your Source for Sonex Acoustical Foam'
Best Prices
Nationwide Delivery
413 -584 -7944
800-484-1003 Ext. 0032
Fax or into
Credit Cards Accepted
TUBES 4CX1000A, 4CX250B, 4.1000A, 4CX15000A, and
more. We carry large inventory, all major brands (EIMAC,
01- 91 -tfn
AMPEREX, RCA) Call Stew 1- 800 -842 -1489.
Broadcast Engineering
SONY VTR "IVansport
Control with JOG
for under $300
1032 N. Sweetzer, 0212, LA, CA 90069
TOOLBOX on a 51/4" IBM compatible disk. Send $25.00
to COMPUTER TOOLBOX, Ronald F. Balonis, 118 Rice
June 1991
Broadcasting Arrives
One of the newest challenges to the
broadcaster is digital transmission. In a
surprise move, the Europeans have
launched a campaign to implement
their proposed digital broadcasting system in the United States. The EBU /Eureka 147 system of digital audio broadcasting represents a challenge and an
opportunity for American broadcasters.
Measurements in the
Digital Domain
Because of the increased use of digital
audio, testing equipment performance
becomes a more complex task. It is no
longer simply a matter of hooking an
analog meter to the recorder and measuring distortion. As the equipment
stores the data in digital format, different types of tests must be completed to
ensure proper equipment performance.
Disasters: Preparing for
the Inevitable
The recent hurricanes and earthquakes
have emphasized the importance of being prepared for a natural disaster. Unfortunately, preparing adequately for
such phenomena requires special planning and knowledge.
Comparing the Options in
Advanced TV Systems
Engineers need to understand the basics behind some of the proposed advanced TV systems. This article looks
closely at the theory and technology involved in some of the proposed systems.
Understanding these systems is the first
step to being able to make knowledgeable choices in advanced TV equipment. A related article will compare the
formats for HDTV audio systems.
Standards Conversion
Converting between different types of
video signals is neither easy nor impossible. BE takes a look at the processes
available to convert your signal to one
that your neighbor can use.
Connecting PC Video to
stations and
houses are looking for ways to get the
high-quality images from their PC onto
their video recorders and broadcast
chains. The process is not as simple as
it might appear. Editors draw on their
experiences in video graphics and PCs
Industries (213) 650-5256
Street, Trucksville, PA 18708 -1628.
Digital Audio
(800) 359 -2818
r:1W PJ_IA
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to lead a path to successfully moving images from the PC to professional video.
Authorized Parts Distributor
Advertising sales offices
Diane Gottlieb- Klusner
Telephone: (212) 332 -0633
Telefax: (212) 332 -0663
Mike Trerotoli
Telephone: (212) 332-0632
Telefax: (212) 332 -0663
888 7th Avenue, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10106
Hundreds of items listed up to 70% off!
AMPEX...a full assortment of SP Betacam, CCD cameras, DVE's
& Switchers.
IKEGAMI...the broadcast standard at tremendous savings.
JVC... great prices on MII, S -VHS, and CCD cameras. thousand$ on CG's and Paint Systems.
CHYRON...prices as much as 50% off on CG's.
MICROTIME...TBC's & DVE's at very special prices.
FORA...huge savings on Switchers and TBC's.
CANON Si FUJINON...the latest Lenses at the lowest prices ever.
MILLER & SACNTLER...the prices are Heading way down on
show specials.
POWER CONDITIONERS...uninterrupted Power Supplies, Invertors for ENG crews and power distribution.
TEST & MEASUREMENT...Waveform Monitors, Vectorscopes
Vytas Urbonas
Telephone: (312) 435-2361
Telefax: (312) 922 -1408
55 East Jackson, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
Herbert A. Schiff
Telephone: (213) 393 -9285
Jason Perlman
Telephone: (213) 458-9987
Kelly Daugherty
Telephone: (213) 451 -8695
Nancy Niuer
Telephone: (213) 395 -8004
Schiff & Associates
501 Santa Monica
vd, Ste. 401.
Santa Monica, CA 9
Telefax: (213) 393 -2381
The Best Values in used broadcast
equipment are in our FREE Catalog!
Call Write or Fax toda !
Telex: J-33376 MYORIENT
John Williamson
Hastwell, Williamson, Rep. Pty. Ltd.
109 Conyngham Street
Frewville 5063, South Australia
Phone: 799 -522
Dan Fischer, WKSN, 202 Front St.,
Jamestown, N.Y. 14701. (716) 664 -2313.
FAX: 08 79 9522
Telex: AA87113 HANDM
Renée Hambleton
P.O. Box 12901
Overland Park, KS 66212
Supply- computer grade:
Oil Filled
913- 888 -4664
up to 450VDC
Sangamo, Cornell -Dubilier
Non -PCB Oval, Rectangular
Any Parts starting with 1N or 2N
FAX 1- 802 -425 -3664
Kellner Electronics, Inc., Charlotte, VT 05445
1- 800-323 -0460
TOWER LIGHT FAILURE MONITOR. Logic low occurs upon
insufficient current draw, in darkness only. One day memory, to notify daytime operators. FFI 303 484 2704.
Fax: (416) 421 -3880
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ANTENNA: Shively Four Bay Model 6810 -4D high power
(40KW) tuned to 100.7 Mhz. Approx 4 years old. Last used
Aug. '90 can be tuned from 100.1 to 101.9 MHz. Includes
heaters and brackets. MFG. List in '91 $14,000 Asking
$5,000. FAX Inquiries to Bill H. 412-821 -8389 or CALL
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Complete line of audio
modules and accessories for all engineered
sound & broadcast applications
1- 800.
333. 7697.516- 345.3100FAX 516-345-3106
Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60640 -1222
Fax 312 334 4385
KLYSTRON VARIAN VA- 953H/S, 17,000 total hours, 60 Kw
visual power, delivered, installed, and tuned. Includes one
year warranty. Harrison Systems Ltd., (301) 595 -9220.
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Delivering Exceptional Values
On All Current Technologies
PAR EXCELLENCE -Introducing a new low cost,
digital 2 -trk. system with SMPTE lock and
editing /mixing software. Ideal for video post and
retracking. System features 386/33 PC, 1 hr. stereo
capacity on hard disk (expandable to your spec)
plus 1 yr. full warranty...$9,000
Mobile Audio Studios-Call for details on selfcontained, multi -trk vehicles equipped for
sweetening, audio -assist- for -video and music events
starting at $95,000; all with major consoles from
Harrison, API and Neotek completely rigged for your
Speakers-USCO Audio Near Fields- Unique down firing wolfer, delivers superb low end; accurate
imaging in small size. Super price -call.
Featured System- Unmatched Audio -for -Video
Value Yamaha RM1604/0tari 8 & 2 -trk w/1" Layback
Turnkey Rm for $29,000 Age: 2 -3 yrs /Low hrs.
Excellent Condition. Adams Smith synchronizer.
Rev7, dbx, JBL 43125, Technics TT, Sony
CD /Cassettes, Crown with all patching /cables.
Please call for
a free copy of our post -NAB report
"The DAWs We Saw." (Digital Audio Workstations)
detailing and analyzing over 20 products from
$3- 200,000+
Call or FAX Pro Audio Resources
708. 670- PROS...FAX 670-7892
312 334 4300 Telex 910 240 9449
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FAX: (03) 235-5852
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COPPER I All sizes of wire and strap for AM, FM and TV.
Construction, counter poise, grounding. (800) 622-0022.
Ideal for LPTV, Cable, Industrial, Educational,
small broadcast. A/B Roll three -quarter inch
editing, two TBC's, SEG w /Chroma-key, Still store, Character Generator, Audio mix w /EQ,
Waveform and Vectorscope, two three -tube studio cameras on pedestals w/teleprompters,
prompter script table, one portable cam era/VTR, lights, five -bay console, monitors,
service manuals. All in excellent condition, well
maintained. $55K. For complete inventory
Burbank, CA 818.845.7000
New York, N.Y. 212.268 -8800
Over 3000 items
708 - 670 -PROS... FAX -670 -7892
Mashy Yoshikawa
Orient Echo, Inc.
1101 Grand Maison
Shimomiyabi -Cho 2 -18
Shinjuku -ku, Tokyo 162, Japan
Telephone: (03) 235 -5961
412- 821 -6140
Telefax: (0869) 38040
Telex: 837469 BES G
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and Test Signal Generators.
MOBILE TRUCKS... Fully- outfitted Sports truck with 9 cameras
available now.
Nicholas McGeachin
Intertec Publishing Corp.
Roseleigh House
New Street Deddington
Oxford OX5 4SP England
Telephone: (0869) 38794
Guaranteed Lowest Prices
Fast Delivery
2520 -22 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19132
215 -223 -9400
800 -523 -0894
FAX: 215 -223 -9423
Your Complete Video Equipment Resource
1972 HARRIS MW-50 50kw transmitter on 540KHz. Taken
off the air January 1990. Good-Excel. cond. $35,000 OBO.
Buyer pays for removal and freight FOB Lake Alphred, FL.
Contact Chuck Jones, WGTO 407- 656 -5440.
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Broadcast Engineering
lAd index
Nikon Electronic Imaging
Acoustic Systems
Odetics, Inc
52 -53
Abekas Video Systems
Ampex (AVSD)
Opamp Labs, Inc.
800 /25 -AMPEX
Orban, Div. of AKG Acoustics
800 /NIKON -US
714/774 -2200
415/351 -5900
Andrew Corp
800/255 -1479
818/281 -3636
Audio Accessories, Inc
603/446 -3335
Otani Corp.
415/341 -3500
Audio Animation, Inc.
615/689 -2500
Audio Precision
503/627 -0832
Pacific Recorders &
Engineering Corp.
Auditronics, Inc
901/362 -1350
The Broadcast Store Inc.
215/687 -5550
Boland Communications
714/951 -7557
Broadcast Video Systems Ltd.
416/764 -1584
Belar Electronics Laboratory
Pesa America
Philips Components
34 -35,37
68- 69,113
205/880 -0795
800/447 -3762
708/390 -7744
Prime Image Inc
408/867 -6519
Quantel Ltd
203/348 -4104
708/298 -9420
Canare Cable, Inc.
818/365 -2446
Cipher Digital, Inc
800/331 -9066
Radiation Systems
Bryston /Bryston Vermont
619/438 -3911
100 -101
Clear -Com Intercom Systems
415/527 -6666
Riz Transmitter Factory
Comark Communications, Inc.
800/688 -3669
Ross Video Ltd
Computer Assisted Technology
212/687 -BCAM
Sachtler Corp. of America
516/867 -4900
213/576 -0655
800/955 -9570
DAT Store
213/828 -6487
SCA Data Systems, Inc.
Dolby Labs Inc.
Schmid Telecommunication
800/854 -2831
SEI Electronics
800 /DIAL -EEV
Sennheiser Electronics Corp.
203/434 -9190
714/852 -8404
Shure Brothers, Inc.
108 -109
800 /25-SHURE
508/650 -3902
Sierra Automated Systems
818/840 -6749
415/856 -2930
Dynair Electronics, Inc
EEV, Inc
Fast Forward Video
For -A Corp. of America
Fujinon Inc
13,45,49....201 /633-5600
Snell & Wilcox Inc.
Sony Business &
Professional Group
24 -25
800/635 -SONY
Sony Professional Tape
40 -41
800/635 -SONY
Geleco Electronics Ltd
416/421 -5631
312/733 -9555
Grass Valley Group
916/478 -3000
Sound Technology
Gray Engineering Laboratories
714/997 -4151
Harris Allied
800/622 -0022
Hitachi Denshi America
800/662 -0032
Image Watches Inc
213/726 -8050
Jampro Antennas, Inc.
JVC Professional Products Co.
Leitch Video of America, Inc
Magni Systems, Inc.
Maxell Corp. of America
Midwest Communications Corp
Midwest Communications (DPS)
Nady Systems, Inc.
Newton Instrument Co., Inc.
516/921 -7200
800/733 -0552
916/383 -1177
...104 -105
800 /JVC-5825
408/378 -6540
Staco Energy Products Co
513/253 -1191
800/821 -0019
312/792 -2700
124 -125
Tektronix, Inc.
25,42,67 ..800/TEK -WIDE
Switchcraft Inc. /Div. Raytheon
201/423 -0347
Telemetrics, Inc
Telos Systems
216/241 -4103
Thomson Broadcast
201/628 -8000
800/821 -1121
800/231 -9673
Toshiba (VSG)
800/237 -5964
Vega, A Mark IV Company
818/442 -0782
Vertigo Recording Services
818/907 -5161
606/781 -2200
VGV, Inc.
606/781 -2200
Videotek, Inc
215/327 -2292
201/767 -5380
713/223 -5100
415/652 -2411
Wheatstone Corporation
315/455 -7740
902/823 -2233
The Winsted Corporation
800/447 -2257
818/342 -3127
360 Systems
Our new panel
design Take a
close look at our new
front panel. The VLD500 capitalizes on
the easy operation
built into Hitachi's finch video recorders.
Functionally, it even
resembles the 1 -inch
VTR panels you're
used to.
Smeller and more
efficient -It's
smaller than any
other S /M /L
cassette D -2 VTR,
and less than half the
size of a 1 -inch video
recorder. The Hitachi
V_-D500 requires
oily 7 rack units.
New menus that set
you free -Now you
can do all your everyday operating func-
tions with controls
right on the front
panel, without getting
lost in tedious menus!
Built-in digital test
nates the need to buy
a separate test
generator. That's a
big savings, and
more built -in value.
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Hitachi D -2. The rd
Presenting the second generation of
Hitachi's VL-D500 With a new panel design and a streamlined menu system, this
is the simplest and most efficient broadcast quality D -2 VTR ever conceived.
The VL-D500 can flatten your digital
learning curve -a id make your transition
into D -2 fast, easy and affordable.
Learn more about the new VL-D500.
Co, tact the Hitachi Denshi America
regional office nearest /ou.
NEW YORK E16 -92 -7200 ATLANTA 404 -451 -9453
CHICAGO T38- 250 -8050 DALAS 214- 891 -6381
LOS ANGELE: 213 -.28 -6116 CANADA 416- 299-5900
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Now, D -2 is even
easier-Easier to
learn, and easierto
use, the VL-D500
makes digital recording and editing more
Digital compression
Time compression
and expansion is simple on the VL-D500.
Aid of course, with
digital signal processing, your program is
compressed without
losing a generation.
All three D -2 cassette
sizes -Hitachi's
VL-D500 gives you
the max in versa -ility.
Longer and more
warranty Only
Hitachi offers one full
year on site, for both
parts and labor. No
other D -2 recorder
comes close to the
Wheatstone's TV-600S offers new features allowing it to excel in live news and sports
programming. Innovations include a Bus Minus'"' IFB system that provides a large
number of IFB feeds with bilingual capability, as
well as an emergency backup system. Our new
Event Computer controls channel sources
directly from your station's routing switcher or
from the console's own onboard switcher.
The system can store hundreds of events
that can be selected from the console or auto sequenced. Alpha- numeric displays indicate
channel sources above each fader. Sources
can be changed during live events for those
last minute updates. An optional eight input
- Catch Them Live!
pre -selector overbridge is also available. It can
act as a stand -alone dry contact input selector
or interface to the console Event Computer.
Two stereo master outputs are included for
domestic and international feeds, plus two moro
outputs for SAP and mono sum signals. The
TV-600S is available in both mono and stereo
subgroup formats, with or without VCA group
masters. Mainframe systems and mode
complements are configured to client
Take advantage of Wheatstone's experience and reputation and call our applicat cn
NWheatftone Corporation
6720 V.I.P. Parkway, Syracuse, NY. 13211 315 -455 -7740
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