Lawo Advances Audio and Video Products at 2014 Alliance Meeting and Tech Expo, 2014 TAB Convention and Trade Show
Lawo, designer and manufacturer of audio and video products for broadcast and remote production applications, will be showing its newest range of solutions designed to support broadcasters’ transition to IP-based infrastructures for sports and entertainment production.
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At both upcoming August trade shows, the company will demonstrate the highly versatile V__pro8, eight-channel video processor that has found rapid acceptance among broadcasters as standard piece of kit for de-embedding, managing and re-embedding audio signals for SDI and MADI streams. The product offers routing of 8 x 8 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals and 324 x 324 audio channels and features frame syncs, video and audio delays, channel mapping and downmixing all in one compact, cost-effective 1RU frame. Available options include format conversion, color correction, a quad split multi-viewer with waveform and vectorscope, and an AV sync measurement feature. The compact design and broad feature set make the V_pro8 ideally suited for both studio as well as fly pack applications.
Visitors are also invited to witness demos of Lawo’s brand new V__link4 video stagebox and remote production toolkit for broadcast-quality Video-over-IP signal contribution and distribution. V__link4 provides video-over-IP coding, signal processing and a video/audio delay measuring system – all in a 1RU chassis. This gives more space in the rack, increases flexibility and saves setup-time and production costs. The product supports raw compressed, DiracPro, J2K, Motion JPEG and H.264 codecs which can be utilized in various combinations and supports interconnection of multiple units with a virtual cabling system that offers MADI, RAVENNA, SDI, 1gigE and 10gigE connections. In addition to managing contribution and distribution of audio and video signals over IP-based networks, the V_link4 also manages transmission of associated metadata and control information – so that on-site cameras in a venue can be addressed and controlled from CCUs mounted in remote studios hundreds of miles away.
Both units can be addressed and controlled via an intuitive HTML-5 based GUI that runs on most standard web browsers.
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For the first time at both the Alliance and TAB shows, Lawo will also be exhibiting the powerful mc² 56 broadcast production console – with integrated Audio-follow-Video, loudness & stereo- and surround-capable AutoMix functionality. AutoMix automatically adjusts the levels of active and inactive microphones, while keeping a constant ambient level – a unique functionality for talk shows, pre-game and panel discussions. AutoMix minimizes background noise and crosstalk and thus provides for a reduced coloration. Truncated sentences and late fade-ins are now things of the past.
Join Lawo and focus on big issues of the future in broadcast: solutions for audio, video, software and networking. Products, solutions and demos can be experienced at the Alliance Annual meeting and Tech Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 5-6 and at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Convention and Trade Show in Austin, Texas, August 6-7.