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Expanding into the 3D realm W ith 3DTV expanding into home entertainment, Suitcase TV has taken their current range into the 3D realm. Adding Rollcall compatibility R ascular, the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device control, has announced the launch of a new version of its flagship product Helm. With broadcasters and playout providers of all shapes and sizes already benefiting from the technology’s unique approach to third-party device control, Helm now delivers a range of significant enhancements. Helm allows customers to pick best-of-breed systems be that branding devices, routers, video servers, VTRs, multi-image display processors and modular gear, or any combination - from a range of different manufactures and provides a single, integrated, user-defined, PC-based control/monitoring surface for operators. This allows users to control channels, or pods of channels, from a single screen using bespoke, pre-defined buttons for complex workflows. Helm now supports Snells RollCall system for device control, with Helm able to work with any of the companys products that are RollCall-compatible. Roddy Pratt, Technical Director with Rascular, said, Helm dynamically detects all cards and their capabilities in any Rollcall-enabled frame. This means that any new or updated RollCall cards can be used without updating the Helm software. Broadcasters can immediately take advantage of the latest Snell technologies in combination with Helms powerful capabilities.” Language support for analyser range I Suitcase TV has taken its existing products such as Splice - for generating quick EDLs, ShotLogger - for effective shot logging and TrakStak - broadcast audio re-mapping, and have added new functionality for use within the 3D market. From acquisition, Media Ingest can handle a range of delivery formats including MXF, QT MOV, and DPX as individual left/right files or can unwrap an interlaced L/R mix combined file. Built within the established MediaStor architecture, Suitcase TVs storage systems now operate a fully tailored 3D infrastructure, housing files as individual essence or as combined files that includes all audio tracks with their L/R pair. With up to 64 mono audio tracks with L/R pair, this becomes ample for multi-language, surround- sound and multi-channel audio mixes, all using advanced browse capabilities. As with the SD/HC versions of ShotLogger, Splice and TrakStak, the stereoscopic video is transcoded to browse resolution versions, to permit long-term online storage & remote access to content. Splice also has an edit conform engine to allow publishing of high-resolution edits, making content ready for craft-editing system such as Avid and Final Cut; with options to publish to a variety of file formats. n order to meet the needs of the burgeoning Chinese design and manufacturing sector, audio test and measurement specialist Prism Sound is now providing Chinese language support for its Award- winning dScope Series III audio analyser range. Complete the workflow with the MediaXchange, by transcoding media to other formats compliant for playout; with compression types such as MPEG, MPEG-4 AVC, uncompressed (DPX), DNxHD and DV. Finally, export as separate L/R essences or as combined files. www.prismsound.coM 30 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY067JUL12.indd 30 05/07/2012 22:23