TV-BAY June 2013

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WORLD NEWS Latest updates to file analysis and repair systems L eader Instruments Corporation has announced major updates to the VidChecker and VidFixer broadcast media file analysis and repair systems which it offers to digital content producers and broadcasters in the Americas.  New features introduced with VidChecker V5.0 include two to four times faster processing, post-process re-encoding, advanced MXF metadata checking, automatic aggregation of multiple video alerts, API additions, batch deletion of old test tasks, user- configurable PDF reports, plus support for Dolby E surround sound in MOV (as well as MXF). www.leaderuk.co.uk Vizrt and Mosart provide joint solution for newsroom automation and production systems Sennheiser SK 5212 II T he SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter combines reliability and diversity in a very small housing. Its compact design makes the transmitter inconspicuous and comfortable to wear. The new extended switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz provides extra flexibility. The transmission power can be adjusted to improve transmission duration while meeting regional regulations. Also new: the Low Intermodulation Mode (“LoI”) increases interference immunity, especially during multi-channel operation. An input sensitivity range of -30 dB to +40 dB makes the transmitter suitable for use in quiet interview situations as well as with very powerful singing voices in musicals. en-uk.sennheiser.com Vizrt Inc. have announced that a world-wide agreement has been entered with Mosart to provide an optimized newsroom automation system for the broadcast industry. Mosart is the number one newsroom automation system used by broadcasters in Europe. The software-based automation system offers an extremely efficient workflow for controlling complex, content-rich productions with only a single operator. Using off the shelf client/server hardware, Mosart requires little infrastructure for creating a fully automated news environment. Combined with the Vizrt end-to- end graphics and video workflow, the Mosart automation system now is a complete package for the entire newsroom workflow from the news editorial process to live on-air production. With just a single Viz Engine added to the Mosart production, broadcasters can create a full show with advanced graphics and video playback in a light-weight and cost-effective solution. www.vizrt.com Next-generation TriCaster 40 unveiled N ewTekTM have just announced the next-generation of its entry- level TriCaster 40, a complete HD multi-camera video production studio that enables anyone to create professional streaming television on a small budget. Version 2 of TriCaster 40 gives students, schools, corporate video departments, small organizations and communities, video bloggers, and independent producers unprecedented access to the same production capabilities used by major networks – including customizable animated transitions, network-style titles and graphics, improved file interoperability and much more. “At NewTek, we are constantly striving to help people with ideas use video in new ways, so that they can tell stories and make a big impact when sharing them with the world,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, Chief Technology Officer at NewTek. “Our next-generation TriCaster 40 gives the most budget- conscious storytellers a whole new class of professional tools, which if purchased individually, would each cost far more than the TriCaster 40 itself. This means that financial limitations no longer hamper creative storytelling. Anyone can use TriCaster 40 to turn a live event into a video production that rivals the pristine look of a network broadcast.” www.newtek.com 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 78 JUNE 2013 TV-BAY078JUN13.indd 12 10/06/2013 15:15