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>> Panasonic showed its new HDC-Z10000, an integrated twin-lens 2D/3D camcorder compatible with the AVCHD 3D/Progressive standard. This standard uses multiview video coding to record and play 3D images via the frame sequential method (each frame being at full resolution). The HDC-Z10000 incorporates Panasonic’s double 3MOS images and f/1.5 lenses for 1920 x 1080 50 frames per second recording. It has a 1.15 megapixel 3.5-inch autostereoscopic LCD viewfinder which can be used in mix overlay mode, allowing focus to be achieved by using the left eye only. The display can also be switched between 2D and 3D. The lenses allow from 32 mm (35 mm equivalent) wide-angle shooting (29.8 mm for 2D) to 10x optical zooming (12x for 2D shooting, 23x for shooting with zoom). Three independent manual rings allow fine adjustment of focus, zoom and iris. Screen Subtitling Systems exhibited its new ScreenConnect system which can be used to assemble a television service for multiple distribution platforms, including the navigation structure and the definition of content panels across that service. A browser-based tool is used to edit and manage content with flexible control of content display. ScreenConnect handles the variation in HTML-based platforms and delivers applications through its ConnectWriter module. Eye-to-Eye BVE 2012 in no particular order JVC showed its GY-HMQ10 8 megapixel camcorder which is claimed to be world’s first handheld camcorder capable of capturing and recording real-time 8 megapixel (3840 x 2160) video at 24p, 50p and 60p. The 8 megapixel  display resolution is increasingly viewed as a bridge format to NHK’s proposed 32 megapixel ultra-high-definition format. An additional reason for promoting higher screen resolution than 2 megapixels is to offset the loss in horizontal resolution likely to occur if autostereoscopic screens ever become popular for 3D viewing. The GY-HMQ10 has an f/2.8 10x zoom lens and high speed 12.5 mm CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels capable of capturing live progressive images at up to 60 frames per second. It also records full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50/60p or 50/60i onto a single memory card in the AVCHD format. Newtek displayed its new TriCaster 450 series 14-channel live HD video production switcher which allows four-source multi-format video recording and incorporates a virtual set generator. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. Preco chose BVE 2012 for the UK launch of the NTP promoted its Penta 725 IP audio router which Logitek ROC audio control console. Designed for use in live control rooms, post-production rooms and news booths, the ROC is a modular system with a low- profile control panel which can be placed directly onto an existing worksurface. Available in 6, 12, 18 and 24 fader configurations, the console is easily integrated into permanent or temporary studios. The ROC control surface includes high-quality 100 millimetre long- throw Penny & Giles faders, OLED source indicators and meters, plus a suite of controls to maximise the power of Logitek’s JetStream audio-over-IP platform. A durable reverse-printed overlay ensures that none of the printing will be worn off by surface abrasion. eliminates the need to lease expensive dedicated telco lines traditionally used to carry audio from a regional radio or television studio back to a central location. It allows a high quality audio routing network to be operated using low-cost Gigabit IP based Ethernet lines. Controlled via NTP’s VMC software, the Penta 725 IP allows city-wide, country-wide or global routing of high quality audio with sub-millisecond timing accuracy. Penta 725 IP systems can be combined to handle a total of 512 channels on a 1 gigabit/s network. Larger systems can be integrated where greater network capacity is available. Each audio channel can be deployed as router input/output connections or to connect with extra Penta 725 IP units. 32 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE >>