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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS

STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES :: MODEL 209 TALENT CONSOLE Studio Technologies introduces the Model 209 Talent Console, which features a combination of microphone input, headphone output, remote control and tally-output resources. The unit is designed to support podcast applications, as well as a variety of voiceover room and fixed/REMI broadcast installations. The Model 209 supports AES67, Dante Audio-over-Ethernet and Dante Domain Manager technology for integration into contemporary applications. The Model 209 integrates directly into Dante environments. An installation requires just a PoE Ethernet connection, a microphone and headphones or an earpiece to establish a complete audio “position.” Additionally, remote control inputs and tally outputs allow personnel to deploy the unit in more complex applications. This includes direct support of the Yellowtec microphone-boom LED status lights. With a compact enclosure, diverse capabilities and intuitive user experience, the Model 209 can be integrated into a range of podcast applications and is ready for integration with DSP-based processors or remote-control systems. It can also provide a suitable, high-performance solution for REMI or “at-home” applications, sports and entertainment events, streaming broadcasts, corporate and government AV installations, and post-production facilities. The unit’s extensive set of features are configured using the Studio Technologies STcontroller software application.

PRONOLOGY :: STREAMFILE CORE ENTERPRISE Pronology’s StreamFile Core Enterprise is a cross-platform webbased software application that is specifically designed for teams that run on-prem or through cloud providers, including AWS. It receives IP video protocols and encodes them into editor-friendly formats such as ProRes, DNx, XDCam and H.264. It integrates both NewTek NDI and Haivision SRT support, providing increased IP and streaming capabilities. This allows users working from anywhere, to take NDI or SRT streams and turn them into edit-ready files for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro. StreamFile Core Enterprise allows for an unlimited number of record channels based on hardware performance, with licensing based on the number of channels. It enables facilities and studios transitioning to an IP-based platform to utilize their existing nonlinear editing, graphics and digital infrastructures. It bridges the gap between IP-based video technology and legacy baseband recording workflows. StreamFile Core Enterprise also includes a web-based IP stream multiviewer, which allows for extensive template flexibility and user-defined display customizations. All features are secured through administrator-defined user credentials, providing various permission levels. StreamFile Core Enterprise is agnostic to frame rate and resolution. Its architecture provides a future-proof way to utilize evolving IP video standards.

MAXON :: CINEMA 4D R25 Maxon’s Cinema 4D is a professional 3D modeling, animation, simulation and rendering software package. Its toolset makes 3D workflows more accessible and efficient for design, motion graphics, VFX, AR/MR/ VR, game development and all types of visualization professionals. From the next-generation electric vehicle UI in Cadillac’s LYRIQ to visualizing the history of financial trading for Interactive Brokers to Hollywood TV shows and films like “WandaVision” and “Westworld,” the company says it’s hard to consume content without coming across Cinema 4D. Building off of Cinema 4D Subscription Release 24 in April 2021, Cinema 4D Release 25 demonstrates Maxon’s ability to enhance and increase user value on a regular basis to ensure ongoing creative success for its varied network of users. This latest release features a new modern skin, UI enhancements and a large preset system for optimizing workflows. All-new Spline Import options allow users to use Illustrator, PDF and SVG vector artwork in 3D scenes. Capsules allow anyone to tap into the power and flexibility of Cinema 4D’s Scene Node system, with plug-in-like features directly in the Classic Object Manager. Plus, the New Spline and Data Integration functionality can be used to build Capsule Assets.

DIELECTRIC :: POWERLITE TFU-WB-LP ANTENNAS Dielectric has developed a new antenna series with a pattern portfolio that will help broadcasters optimize coverage for SFN and LPTV applications. The Powerlite TFU-WB-LP Series is built with the unique parameters of NextGen TV in mind, with a series of elevation gains, azimuth patterns with high front-to-back ratios, and software tools to provide broadcasters maximum flexibility in designing and deploying ATSC 3.0 single-frequency networks (SFN). Dielectric developed the series while working with consultants on theoretical plans for SFN deployments. When used with Dielectric’s Proposal Generator software, broadcasters using Powerlite TFU-WB-LP antennas can configure systems that meet specific network designs. For networks with many low-power transmitter sites, broadcasters can select the proper power level, directional pattern, height above ground level, and other pertinent design criteria for each location. These flexible parameters will help broadcasters make the most of their NextGen TV bit distribution. Powerlite TFU-WB-LP antennas are built in four-bay increments, with a maximum ERP of 100 kW for each antenna. The new series is adaptable to multi-frequency networks and can serve both narrow-band and broadband RF configurations. The series can also work in concert with high-power high-tower antennas.