At Mediatech Africa 2019, Jasco Broadcast Solutions will showcase the latest technology from its principal suppliers. Products and solutions on display will include:
Avid’s new SaaS cloud storage solution, Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces, brings the power of the cloud to Avid NEXIS storage systems. Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces takes the stress out of media management and storage availability, and gives users instant access to more storage when needed.
For small- to medium-size news, sports, and post-production organisations, Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces provides a super-simple way to park projects in the cloud, as well as synch on-site Avid NEXIS workspaces for easy off-site backup. Available as an add-on service for all Avid NEXIS systems, Cloudspaces offers greater workflow and cost efficiency in a fully integrated solution that’s easy to set up and manage, reducing costs, risk and administrative errors.
Founded in 1987 in Italy, Etere is among the worldwide leaders in media asset management, airsales, newsroom and channel-in-box software solutions for broadcasters and media enterprises. With customers all over the globe, Etere is headquartered in Singapore, with a specialised 24/7 worldwide support centre.
- Etere Media Asset Management (MAM)
Etere MAM is a highly-effective digital content management solution that is designed to streamline the process of ingest, index, storage and retrieval of digital assets. It is an end-to-end software solution created to fully optimise the value of your assets through centralised management of digital content and associated metadata. Etere simplifies the process of content management by streamlining the digital workflow, bringing media to the market faster and in multiple formats.
ETX is the most advanced, tightly integrated and cost-efficient video management system on the market, completely based on IT technology. It is a complete channel-in-a-box with full IP (in and out) capabilities, enabling you to drive the most popular HD/SD digital video/audio/graphics platforms without using middleware or proprietary hardware. It supports IP-in and IP-out in multiple frame rates, SDI output and multiple layers of graphics and animation.
Etere Nunzio is a highly-flexible newsroom solution with fully empowered NRCS capabilities to manage the entire tapeless workflow of the newsroom environment, starting from the planning of news stories (virtual assets) to the control of on-air playback. Etere helps managers control overall daily operations, guides journalists to prepare their stories and enables editors to make changes quickly and deliver news stories as efficiently as possible.
Etere enhances video monetisation opportunities; it effectively manages the end-to-end ad insertion and playout process, including resource management, insertion of filling events on demand, scrolling text, logo and CG insertions. Etere is designed to manage dynamic and targeted ad insertion requirements in any fast-moving environment. As a multi-channel and end-to-end software solution, Etere combines video switching, video server, advertisement and logo insertion capabilities for targeted ad insertion. From planning to billings to playout, Etere is able to manage real-time connectivity between different departments.
- Etere Complete IP Solution
Beyond just an IP-based alternative to SDI playout, Etere features a bi-directional transmission that enables users to share multiple inputs, and which also outputs signals between devices connected to a network. It enables users to build an IP playout that does not require any SDI hardware and is less expensive than a traditional solution. It includes an IP Multiviewer that manages up to nine display monitors and 30 input sources simultaneously.
Egripment Support Systems
Egripment Support Systems, manufacturer of high-end camera support systems and remote broadcast solutions for the film and broadcast industries, is introducing its new Motorized Slider System.
The Egripment Slider is a travelling dolly designed in such a way that it can be used for many different applications. You can use the Slider Dolly for live applications such as entertainment shows, music concerts, sports events and reality TV.
In other situations, the Egripment Slider will be the best remote solution for fully motorised controlled applications, allowing you to control the dolly movements repeatedly and precisely.
The Egripment Slider Dolly System consists of a high-quality small dolly base with Egripment smooth track wheels based on a narrow aluminum precision track. The low profile of the dolly accepts any type of Fluid Head (100mm, 150mm or Mitchell) and can also be used with a Dome Camera or with our smaller size 205 or 301 Remote Head. The dolly is driven by one motor, positioned on the trackwheel of the dolly.
Track sections are available in aluminum, steel, straight and curved. Besides our standard length of tracks, we also offer custom lengths and diameters of the straight and curved tracks.
Egripment Support Systems will also introduce the new ARC Compensation hardware and software tool on their latest XTREME T10 Telescoping Crane.
This new feature gives the operator a tool to automate the arm movement. There are three ways to define an automatic telescope movement, all of which are related to the pan and tilt positions. The ARC Compensation adds functionality for automated moves including vertical straight lines, as well as horizontal plane and pan compensation. This software module gives you the precision to make perfect vertical straight lines and horizontal planes, or define a square, all by the activation of just one button.
Rather than first building a crane, then deciding how to make it work for this fast-growing segment of the broadcast and film industry, we engineered the Xtreme T10 directly to be ready for the future.
Egripment strives to be at the very forefront of the industry by not only being innovative and using the latest materials, such as carbon fibre, but also by developing new software tools, making it possible to use Egripment products for AR/VR applications and automation.
However, because of the ease-of-use designed into every Egripment product, the Xtreme T10 is also completely suitable for conventional telescoping crane use, with the added benefit of its innovative ARC Compensation.
Featuring leading innovations that are paramount for live applications as well as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) studios, the Xtreme T10 is a multi-faceted system that will greatly benefit a variety of productions.
Clear-Com IP Solutions
At Mediatech Africa 2019, Jasco will present a range of Clear-Com’s professional IP-based communication solutions that support a wide range of production workflows.
Clear-Com is fully committed to the development of IP for intercom solutions. Having accomplished delivery of its core product offerings in native IP formats, the company’s latest solutions focus on AES67 transport protocols.
- Eclipse HX digital matrix system
The Eclipse HX digital matrix system is an advanced, scalable system that serves as the backbone of many broadcasters’ communication infrastructures. It can handle thousands of direct (point-to-point) and one-to-many audio and data signal distributions over IP (AES67, Dante and native), redundant fibre, MADI and audio CAT5, without compromising audio quality or performance.
Clear-Com recently introduced the E-IPA card for the Eclipse HX family, offering high-density audio-and-intercom-over-IP connections. Natively AES67-compliant and SMPTE2110-30-ready, the E-IPA card provides 64 streams of low-latency and high-audio bandwidth connections for linking existing and new IP-based Clear-Com products.
These include the new IPT transceiver for the FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system. The transceiver connects to an AES67-compatible IP switch and to Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX digital matrix system via the E-IPA card, enabling FSII wireless beltpacks to be deployed across a user’s LAN. FreeSpeak II has become the de facto standard for wireless intercom operation in theatrical venues and wide-ranging live productions, thanks to its reliability, audio clarity and roaming capabilities.
The E-IPA card also connects the new V-Series Iris (intercom) Panel with the Eclipse HX. The V-Series Iris Panel can monitor and send communications over three concurrent AES67 uncompressed audio-IP streams, enabling systems to deliver high-quality audio from user to user with significantly reduced latency. The Iris Panel also offers fully colour-configurable OLED displays, delivering the user-defined label and port information.
Miller Tripods is delighted to announce the arrival of the CiNX series, a set of three lightweight and durable fluid heads. Packed with features, all are designed to meet the needs of cinematographers at an affordable price. For today’s versatile shooter, the transition from larger to smaller payloads has never been easier. The side-load platform enables rapid deployment of countless sizes of camera rigs, as well as extended camera plate range of movement for balancing front-heavy setups. The Miller-patented CB Plus enables 16 positions of counter balance providing very fine, repeatable balance.
The CiNX 3 is ideal for cinematographers with lighter rigs, requiring 5+0 pan and tilt drag with a payload range from 1kg (2.2lbs) up to 19kg (41.8lbs).
The CiNX 5 is perfect for medium rigs, requiring 7+0 pan and tilt drag with a payload range from 2kg (4.4lbs) up to 21kg (46.2lbs).
The CiNX 7 is the ultimate fluid head for heavier rigs, requiring 7+0 positions of pan and tilt with a payload range from 6kg (13.2lbs) up to 25kg (55.1lbs).
- 75 Sprinter II 2 Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod
The 1620 75 Sprinter II 2 Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod brings the stability, torsional strength and reliability of Miller’s well-proven 100mm ball levelling 100 Sprinter II tripod into a new 75mm version. The 75 Sprinter employs Miller’s patented design, which enables the leg stages to be adjusted independently or together via two adjacent leg locks. These locks are conveniently located at waist height to eliminate the need for the user to bend down or stretch up, which is crucial when speed and occupational health concerns count.
The 75 Sprinter II 2 Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod is best suited to be used in conjunction with Miller’s CompassX and the company’s range of DS Fluid Heads in ENG and EFP applications and has a payload capacity of 30kg (66lbs). Competitively priced, it has a height range of 440-1530mm (17.3-60.4”), a transport length of 700mm (27.6”) and weighs in at 3.2kg (7.0lbs).
With four spreaders to choose from, the 75 Sprinter is capable of meeting various project needs. From its standard Sprinter II ground spreader (Cat #470), which has many years of proven reliability, to its new carbon fibre (Cat #994) or alloy construction (Cat #933) mid-level spreader, which are fully adjustable, lightweight and provide maximum height range. Miller is also offering a new variant, a competitively-priced alloy construction spreader (Cat #593), which offers less functionality compared to the more expensive options available.
Visit Jasco Broadcast Solutions at Mediatech Africa 2019, taking place from 17 – 19 July at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg.