TVBEurope: How significant is interaction with comms providers? Jenkins: We have made
provision for AES and MADI encoded comms channels to transparently tunnel through our I/O infrastructure, plus we
provide full GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) access to standard console monitoring functions such as Mute and Dim. The provision of dual direct outputs and on each input channel, simplifies
feeding pre fader listen signals to the comms system inputs without compromising mix minus or parallel record feeds from a channel. Krückels: Intercom is the second biggest audio part in a
truck, so the interaction with comms providers is very important. Unfortunately, a common understanding of networking a comms system with a mixing console has never been seen until today.
TVBEurope: Finally, what is your prediction for key future developments? Gordon: I think the increase of 5.1 will see a further push on the channels and buss demands. Green: With the move to FPGA based DSP, the revolution in audio processing power has already begun. The next big area of development will be in the sophistication of display technologies and interaction with the user interface.
Multi format HD-SD Switcher
- 8 or 12 channel HD/SD HD-SDI, SD-SDI, CVBS and HDMI - SDI output with embedded audio - Powerful multiscreen via 2 HDMI outputs with 3 way selection - 2 channel DSK - 2 PIP functions - Clock on screen
- Countdown timer on screen - PC remote control
Alexander Nemes, Stagetec: “I’m a big fan of layered GUI because I can always bring up parameters that matter most in the moment”
Hills: Simple: more features, in smaller footprint, lighter and environmentally friendly packages. Jenkins: The raw channel/bus count will undoubtedly increase for a given system price, as the cost of the DSP hardware falls. The requirement of tighter comms integration presents another challenge for console designers. Use of third party control integration adds another area for development. Kenning: Continual
SD Portable Studio
- 2x AUX out with preview on monitor - Luma key function for text overlay - 8 input talkback system with tally function - Optional DV-SDI outputboard available
- 5 channel portable studio - HD 1920 x 1080i and 1280 x 720p - 2x HD-SDI & 1x HD-YUV HD video output - Luma key function for text overlay - 5 input talkback system with tally function - Clock on screen
development of the smaller form factor mixers, advances in digital protocols to achieve much higher bandwidth, possible standardisation of transport protocols to allow greater compatibility between manufacturers. Krückels: Integration, ease of