Wohler products on display in booth N3023 during the 2010 NAB Show offer broadcasters convenient and cost-effective solutions for audio monitoring in a variety of digital and HD broadcast environments. Combining multiformat support with robust functionality in compact designs at attractive price points, these products streamline monitoring operations and enable facilities to leverage new and legacy equipment to deliver quality broadcast services.
New Wohler Products at the 2010 NAB Show:
AMP2-16V Series Modular Audio/Video Monitor At the 2010 NAB Show, Wohler will unveil the AMP2-16V Series 16-channel audio/video monitor, a new dual 4.3-inch OLED version of the company's acclaimed AMP2-16 Series modular audio monitor. The addition of dedicated video monitoring to the AMP2-16 Series along with the recently added Free Mix and Dolby® Zoom functions makes the AMP2-16V one of the most flexible and comprehensive 3G/HD/SD-SDI audio/video monitors available. Dolby Zoom, applied to all installed digital modules with a Dolby upgrade, dynamically switches between the standard overview of monitored channels and monitoring of the decoded channels of an available Dolby stream without entering any menus. The full trim, pan, and routing controls of the Free Mix feature reduce dependence on mixing consoles.
The right-hand screen remains "Audio Central" with simultaneous metering of up to 16 channels of audio from a choice of input and output cards including 3G/HD/SD-SDI, AES, and analog. Also on display is variable-timescale loudness metering and selected metadata. In addition to the same friendly user-interface and help system as before, front-panel hotkeys can now be assigned to not only solo or mute groups of channels and recall system-wide presets, but also activate Dolby Zoom on a target source, or instantly apply a saved Free Mix.
CD-1 Closed Caption Video Monitor Adaptor The Closed Caption Video Monitor Adaptor (CD-1) decodes and renders closed caption subtitles for any video monitor to display, conveniently allowing the operator to confirm the presence and accuracy of critical video and caption data using existing or low-cost monitors that lack caption display capability. Suitable for any point in the broadcast or production chain, this small externally-powered unit translates an HD/SD-SDI multirate input containing closed captioning signaling into a burned-in HD/SD-SDI or DVI signal with open captions added to the picture.
The CD-1 automatically detects and decodes WST, OP-47, and EIA-608/EIA-708 subtitles, covering the most prevalent captioning standards around the world. Output options include two open-caption HD/SDI outputs, a DVI open-caption output, and an RS-232 output of closed caption contents. The new Wohler device can also de-embed any one of the eight pairs of audio from the SDI signal and output it as a line-level stereo analog output for use with headphones or connection to other audio equipment. Operators may select any one of the eight embedded stereo pairs in the SDI input stream.
HDCC-200A™ Graphical User Interface
Wohler will also introduce a new software graphical user interface (GUI) for the company's groundbreaking HDCC captioning card. The comprehensive HDCC GUI features an overview screen, encoding/decoding settings, complete test functions, and GPI/O configuration. This provides operators fast, easy access to settings and simple, straightforward control over all of the card's functions.
Other New Products at the 2010 NAB Show:
Be sure to visit the Wohler press conference, details are listed in the right column, as additional new products will be unveiled.