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NAB 2012 Compact HD SD frame rate converter F OR-A Company Limited have announced the FRC-30 HD/ SD frame rate converter, which was showcased at NAB. Packaged in a compact form factor (1 RU high, 1/2 RU wide), the new FRC- 30 can be switched between motion compensation and linear conversions to deliver optimal results for various source material. In motion compensation mode, the FRC-30 detects the motion vector amount of a moving object and generates its motion in frames. In linear conversion mode, frame conversion is based on previous and next frames. Built-in up/down/cross converters deliver SD to HD, HD to SD, and 1080i to 720p conversions as well. The FRC-30 supports several video formats 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, and 625/50 and includes HD/SD-SDI and analog composite I/O. Master Series prompter accessories T eleprompter, newsroom and video server specialist Aut\ocue introduced a range of leading-edge accessories to complement its acclaimed Master Series teleprompter range at NAB. Answering file- based loudness At NAB digital workflow experts Emotion Systems featured eFF (Emotion File Finish) a cost- effective software application that automatically analyses and fixes audio loudness violations in file- based media. Already deployed at prestigious London facilities such as The Mill, Smoke & Mirrors, and Munky, eFF automatically resolves audio loudness errors in file-based media to ensure compliance with the latest international standards. To ensure that users make the right decisions, eFF efficiently analyses file-based media by utilising accurate modelling of VU and PPM meters, and loudness detection parameters (ATSC A/85, EBU R128 and ITU-R BS.1770). In addition, the fact that eFF operates in faster than real time and provides operators with a graphical display that enables them to quickly assess any audio issues. The range of accessories include a 22-inch talent feedback monitor with native HD-SDI; an ingenious new mounting system; a dimmable tally light that displays any camera number from 1-9 and goes green when live on air; an under-monitor talent clock; and new USB controls to ensure compatibility with the latest PC hardware. When combined in-whole or in-part with the Master Series teleprompters, users can be confident that their overall prompting package and every component within it is now best-in-class. solutions/teleprompters/master- series-hardware TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 23