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WORLD NEWS A new and versatile multi-viewer range O xygen DCT has consolidated its position as the UK’s premier broadcast equipment supplier by launching a new range of multi-viewers that was shown for the first time at the recent BVE North exhibition. The comprehensive MRS range incorporates triple rate 3Gbps/HD/SD-SDI and analogue performance and offers the highest picture quality at a surprisingly low cost. With its modular architecture and unmatched display configuration flexibility, the MRS range is ideal for any broadcast application that requires mission critical monitoring. The MRS range incorporates three frame sizes: a pocket-sized multi-viewer with 4 inputs, a mid-sized unit with 16 inputs and 4 outputs and a large-scale multi-viewer, the MRS-X, which offers 132 inputs and 32 outputs. Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT, says: The unmatched flexibility of the MRS-X means that broadcasters can accept 132 separate inputs and display them in a large number of different configurations. This includes displaying all 132 inputs on one screen or feeding images to 32 separate screens simultaneously. With ultimate layout flexibility and unlimited signal repetition, this versatile multi-viewer can also be used as a routing system to share sources across multiple rooms. Oxygen DCTs MRS range also delivers peace of mind by incorporating signal probing, on screen alarms and frames that are designed to avoid single point failure. The large-scale MRS-X features dual 132 square cross point cards for redundancy, dual power supplies and redundancy fan cooling systems. The PMW-200 and PMW-150 join a long list of Sony products to meet the EBU standards for long- form broadcast production, and with the shoulder mounted XDCAM HD422 PMW-500, are part of a family of products suitable for a wide range of HD applications. Since their launch earlier in 2012, both camcorders have been in high demand with customers looking for high quality 4:2:2 50Mbps recording in a handheld body. They are the direct descendants of Sony’s well known PMW- EX1R and PMW-EX3. With an established workflow, flexible recording media options, familiar operation and unique features like the PMW-200’s ½ Exmor CMOS sensors, both camcorders enhance broadcast HD production. Camcorders meet EBU standard S ony have announced that its latest XDCAM HD422 50Mbps camcorders, the PMW-200 and PMW-150, have met the standards the European Broadcast Union (EBU) recommend for long form video production. Both cameras were independently tested by Alan Roberts in accordance with the EBU camera test guidelines. The EBU reports give production teams and broadcasters across Europe the confidence to use either camcorder for mainstream HD programme making. Bill Drummond, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Professional Solutions, Sony Europe, said: “We are delighted to see our camcorders are in line with the EBU standards for HD broadcast production. Both these camcorders were built with HD broadcast programme making in mind and this is being recognised by the EBU and other key institutions.” Full overview of these cameras 22 January 2013 @ 7pm 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BA073JAN13.indd 24 11/01/2013 14:17