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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Watch AVIWEST at BVE Video contribution AVIWEST has teamed up with Cobham SATCOM, the supplier of BGAN terminals, in an effort to optimize the delivery of video signals over satellite. The latest version of AVIWEST’s DMNG PRO video uplink system now comes integrated with Cobham’s EXPLORER 710 ultra- portable satellite terminal. Using the BGAN X-Stream or high data rate services from Inmarsat, the Cobham terminal provides real-time information about the available bit rate, enabling the DMNG PRO to compress video content accordingly to ensure superior broadcast quality. AVIWEST chief technology offi cer Ronan Poullaouec said: “By integrating our DMNG PRO advanced video uplink system with Cobham’s EXPLORER 710, we provide broadcasters with a compact, reliable, and portable solution that enables delivery of superior-quality video coverage over Inmarsat’s satellite network.” The integrated is expected to be attractive to broadcasters delivering live news and breaking events coverage, particularly in environments with no Internet connection, poor 3G/4G cellular wireless network connections, and in situations where using another satellite solution is impossible or inconvenient. AVIWEST will showcase the integration at NAB (booth SU6716). www.aviwest.com 4k playback Sony is bringing to market a 4k SxS memory player designed for high quality and cost-effective playback for 4k shooting and post-production. The PMW-PZ1 features multi-format playback capability for 4k (24p to 60p) and HD video, supporting a variety of formats including XAVC Intra and Long, MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD. It is equipped with an SxS card slot, an HDMI output, four 3G/HD-SDI outputs, an audio output and an LCD colour monitor. It can be used for copying and monitoring 4k and HD video for production, equipment development and video walls. During fi eld or location shoots, 4k images captured on cameras such as Sony’s PMW-F55 can be checked on the PMW-PZ1, or output to a professional monitor or consumer TV via HDMI. “Despite the rapid growth of 4k shooting and editing, the playback of 4k video clips generally still requires costly high-powered computers or servers operated by users from technical backgrounds,” said Lucie Wendremaire, European product marketing manager for newsgathering and broadcast production Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “The PMW-PZ1 addresses the market need for an affordable, simple-to-use and compact 4k playback solution. It is compatible with a variety of formats, possesses a host of practical inputs/outputs for easy connections, and offers an intuitive interface readily operated by all users.” The PMW-PZ1 will be available from June. www.pro.sony.eu 16 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 100 APRIL 2015