Grass Valley, California, 18 May 2010 – Ensemble Designs will be featuring the new BrightEye Mitto scan converter, BrightEye 72 video converter, and LevelTrack Audio automatic level control on the Techtel stand 7C4-05 at Broadcast Asia 2010. These new products are for use in television broadcast, satellite production and post production facilities.
Ensemble Designs’ new scan converter, BrightEye Mitto, will be prominently featured at Broadcast Asia. BrightEye Mitto provides an elegant means for taking computer video to air. Material such as YouTube video, weather radar, viewer emails and websites can be output to SD, HD or 3 Gb/s serial digital video.
The user just uses a mouse to select what part of the computer screen is converted to video. The region selected for output determines if Mitto acts as an upconverter or downconverter. Even a small part of the computer screen, such as a YouTube video, will be upconverted to full HD. The filters automatically adjust in accordance with the conversion being performed.
The first units have shipped and are being used in broadcast television stations in the U.S., Asia and New Zealand. BrightEye Mitto recieved the notable Pick Hit Award from Broadcast Engineering at the IBC exhibition.
Also featured will be a new converter that allows broadcasters to use off-the shelf monitors for high-end broadcast applications. The BrightEye 72 converts a 3 Gb/s, HD or SD SDI video signal to an HDMI signal that can be fed into most consumer monitors. The new BrightEye converter provides color correction and indiction of AFD, time code and audio, all of which are required in high-end video facilities. BrightEye 72 received the prestigious TV Technology STAR Award at the recent NAB10 exhibition.
LevelTrack Automatic Audio Gain Control addresses the latest audio compliance requirements for broadcasters to deal with mismatched audio levels between different program sources, segments within a program and commercial spots. LevelTrack will be on demo at Broadcast Asia so customers can try it in person.
“It’s the best way to adjust audio levels and stay true to what the sounds engineer originally designed,” said Robert Nunez of Ensemble Designs. “Compression takes away from the audio content so we don’t compress the signal. This is better, it’s like having someone stand there for the whole program and turn the audio level knob in just the right way.”
LevelTrack corrects mismatched audio levels between different program sources or segments within a program. Errors of this type are regrettably common due to inconsistencies between different providers and program elements. Based upon the history in each channel, gradual changes are applied to prevent the audio level from dropping below or exceeding user programmable thresholds.
Based in Grass Valley, California, Ensemble Designs is in their 20th year of business and is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products to the professional broadcast industry, and other government and commercial applications. Customers include ESPN STAR, Disney, RAI, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, Sky, ESPN, The Moving Picture Company and TVNZ.
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