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Elsewhere at BVE

BVE is getting larger this year. Here are some more highlights to see at Earls Court, including products & services from Bel, Dolby, Hamlet, Holdan, SGO, and Telecast.

Dolby (K24) will be showing it’s highly regarded PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor, billed as the first monitor capable of displaying the full dynamic range, contrast ratio, and colour gamut that leading-edge digital cameras and film stocks can deliver. According to the company it delivers the most precise colour accuracy possible; renders true black levels and highly accurate dark detail; and provides wide dynamic range at all luminance levels and in all formats.

As well as its presence on the showfloor at Tyrell CCT’s Stand (L22), Director of SGO Global Sales & Operations, Geoff Mills, with Mistika clients BSkyB, On Sight and Framestore, will also be discussing a range of exciting stereo 3D topics and projects at the SGO sponsored 3D Revolution Conference Arena throughout the show. Don’t miss Wednesday’s session examining Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough at midday, which was post produced using Mistika at On Sight and that uses cutting-edge 3D technology and CGI to bring the story of giant prehistoric flying reptiles alive.

A new 16 channel flagship model is to be launched by Bel Digital Audio at BVE, the BM-AV1-E16SHD taking off where Bel’s last range-topping model left off. The latest offering from the UK company, provides 16 channel audio monitoring of 3G HD, SDI and SD video signals with loopthrough and Dolby E and Digital decoding also digital and analogue audio all in a compact 1U package.

Amongst the Telecast offerings (B1) is the CopperHead 3200, which offers an affordable yet powerful multicasting solution for a range of HD broadcasting applications. Both units deliver uncompressed HD video and simultaneously transport bidirectional digital (SDI or HD/SDI) and analogue (NTSC or PAL) video, as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, sync, tally/call, prompter, and intercom signals between the camera and the base station.

Holdan (I10) will demonstrate a complete end-to-end workflow featuring the newly accessible and affordable stereo 3D technology. A Panasonic AG-3DA1 camcorder will feed a HP Z400 workstation running Grass Valley’s Edius 6 – the full system costing less than £18,000. A Grass Valley T2 hard disk recorder will complete the picture with 3D playout. “It took broadcast television decades to roll out digital HDTV. The latest incarnation of 3D has gone from cinema to TV transmission in less than seven years. We at Holdan are already prepared to help for mainstream European video producers make the leap to 3D production, commented company director, Allan Leonardsen.

Finally, Hamlet is starting its 25th anniversary year by meeting its many UK users at BVE2011 (K40). “We are delighted to achieve our 25th year anniversary at BVE2011 where will be concentrating on three key areas, including a first chance to see our new range of grade one monitors, software solutions for automated quality control in file-based environments” said Steve Nunney, director of Hamlet.

“All the equipment on show at BVE2011 has been developed in response to requests from real users, who told us that they understand the need to maintain the highest possible standards in acquisition, production, post and transmission,” Nunney continued. “They want uncompromised precision, they want intuitive user interfaces, and they want affordability. Exhibitions like BVE2011 are a great opportunity for us to spend time with our users, not just showing what we can offer them today but also discussing where their future plans lie so we can identify and refine products for the future.”