Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) September 2017 Volume 34, Issue 7 - Page 17

NEWS & VIEWS September 2017 17 Monitor media content with R&S PRISMON Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) is presenting R&S PRISMON, a single-device solution for automatic, convergent monitoring of broadcast and streaming media content transported in networks. It supports the SDI, SMPTE 2022- 1/2, SMPTE 2022-6, AIMS/SMPTE 2110, ASPEN, HLS and DASH transport standards, as well as media formats such as MPEG 2/4, HEVC/H.265 and TICO. Future new standards and media formats can also be added via software upgrades. R&S PRISMON automatically detects and signals dropouts and content errors in real time, using sophisticated monitoring functions such as video freeze with white- listing and video content compare. A large Vitec Group’s premium brands presenting new products A number of brands from the Vitec Group are showcasing an extensive range of premium- branded products and services for broadcast, film and photographic professionals. Delivering an additional 2kg of maximum payload capacity compared to the original Ace L, the new Sachtler Ace XL fluid head is recommended for digital cine-style cam- eras, such as the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro, Canon C200 and C300 Mark 2, Panasonic GH5, Sony FS7, and the new Panasonic EVA1. Its professional drag, intuitive operation and illuminated spirit level make the Ace XL a versatile, professional, lightweight camera support for completely jerk-free camera movements and maximum stability, says Sachtler. Vinten’s award-winning Vantage is a compact and lightweight robotic camera head that is said to offer “unmatched” flex- ibility and broadcast-quality movement and control at the same price point as a traditional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera head. The Vantage enables customers to choose the camera and lens that meet their require- ments, supporting a wide range of pro-video camcorders from a variety of manufacturers, including Canon and Sony, as well as both full-servo and manual lens types. Litepanels is highlighting its next-gen- eration Astra 3X and 6X LED lights. Building on the quality of the Astra 1 x 1 panel, the next-generation panels now feature a 50% increase in output with reduced power consumption for longer battery runtime. This means the new Astra 3X is three times brighter, while the Astra 6X is six times brighter than the original 1 x 1 version. Both models are available in either daylight or tuneable bi-colour models, and like all Astra panels, both feature high CRI (colour rendering index) and TLCI (tele­ vision lighting con- sistency index) for “exceptional colour reproduction”. Find out more at booth 12.E65. Compared to the original Ace L, the new Sachtler Ace XL fluid head delivers an additional 2kg of maximum payload capacity. number of channels, including those in 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) quality, can be monitored in parallel with R&S PRISMON and visualised in a straightforward manner on a multi- viewer video wall. Also