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Snell’s new processing platform plan

5 April 2011
Snell's new processing platform plan

Snell is showcasing new and enhanced products at NAB that enable greater automation and more flexible media handling in live production, playout, infrastructure, media restoration, and transformation environments. Snell will further expand its IQ Modular 3G product line by launching a new video and audio processing platform. The compact, highly integrated processing engine enables flexible signal handling and, in space-constrained applications, can serve as an advanced audio processing solution. Snell will also introduce a new range of fibre optic interfacing modules that combine electrical-to-optical conversion with critical processing functions such as video synchronising. The company is launching a major upgrade to its IT-based playout system, ICE. The new release incorporates a host of new capabilities and is now available in a range of turnkey packages, providing complete playout solutions that are simple to install, with extremely low deployment costs. Snell’s Alchemist Ph.C – HD, with Emmy award-winning Ph.C motion measurement technology, will also be on display. Featuring 1080p capability, it allows users to deliver content to any broadcast standard without compromising picture quality or clarity. The new Version 5.1 software release adds an enhanced Dolby E Authoring option to the system’s existing Dolby E transcoding and decoding capabilities, supporting encoding (PCM>Dolby E) with more comprehensive audio routing control. The new timeline controller adds scene-by-scene restoration control to Archangel Ph.C – HD. Also new is the Galaxy Event List, which works with Kahuna’s third-party device control protocols to enable automation of mundane tasks, in turn giving operators more time to concentrate on the creative side of the production.Other Snell products on display include routing switchers
Sirius 830, MV-Series multiviewers
and the NAB debut of the Centra control and monitoring platform. Snell’s RollMechanic V.2, also being launched at the 2011 NAB show, is now available within the Centra environment. Stand N1820

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