The Live-Link Jr. from Studio Technologies is an integrated camera-extender system that has been optimized for ENG, uplink truck and broadcast applications. Weighing less than six pounds, the portable camera end unit works in tandem with a rack-mounted truck unit to provide the resources needed for a single-camera live event. The unit supports two-way 3G/HD/SD-SDI video with all transported audio embedded into the SDI paths. The camera end unit offers two mic/line inputs for microphone or line-level signals with adjustable input sensitivity, +48 volt DC phantom power and level metering. The integrated two-channel intercom system allows users to set up a fully functional four-wire to two-wire camera-to-truck-communication system in a few minutes. Two line-level audio signals from the truck end carry IFB. The system offers full SMPTE-standards compatibility, hybrid fiber/copper powering of the camera end unit and standard AC and DC powering of the truck end unit, as well as standard optical, video and audio connectors. List Price: $9,995. Contact: Studio Technologies, Inc., (847) 676-9177, www.studio-tech.com.
With 32 channels that feature full programmable high-end mic preamps and 16 mix busses that can be configured as subgroups, the Behringer X32 Digital Mixer console provides a complex amount of mixing possibilities in a compact single-unit system. The main LCR channels and all mix busses include inserts, six-band parametric equalizers and integrated dynamics processing. There also are six independent matrix mix busses with the same features as the main busses, 16 analog XLR outputs, six line-level I/O connectors and two 1⁄4-inch phone connectors. Two AES50 ports are KLARK TEKNIK SuperMAC-compatible for use with 48-channel digital snakes, and the system has an expansion port for an optional FireWire/USB/ADAT card. Virtual FX offers eight true-stereo FX slots for simulations of popular outboard gear, and a 32-bit floating-point DSP provides unlimited dynamic range without internal overload and near-zero latency. A talk-back section will communicate with an integrated or external mic, and there are six mute groups and eight DCA groups on eight dedicated faders for fast access. Estimated Street Price: $2,899. Contact: Behringer (MUSIC Group IP Ltd.), www.behringer.com.
Marshall and StreamVu are working together to provide a simple process for hosting video distribution and streaming online content. Marshall's line of Producer Station AV Encoders is available in standard definition (PS-11 with composite input), high definition (PS-102-HDI with HDMI input) or HD/SDI high definition (PS-102-HDSDI). When combined with a user-generated Producer account at StreamVu.com (services start as low as $15/month), the turnkey solution enables encoding of live content for distribution through the Internet or over standard IP networks. Once an account has been established on the StreamVu website, merchant account and subscriber management functions enable pay-per-view or subscription revenue models. Streaming events are set up through the Producer Portal on the StreamVu.com site prior to the event. Meanwhile, Marshall's Producer Station encoders are self-contained units that automatically process the audio and video feeds of an event for broadcast and transport through high-speed broadband or Internet connections. The units will locate the StreamVu server upon connection for performing tests and analysis, and broadcast initiation is then performed through the Producer Portal. List Price: $1,999 (PS-102-HDSDI); $999 (PS-102-HDI); $399 (PS-11). Contact: Marshall Electronics, (800) 800-6608, www.lcdracks.com.
The Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System provides two channels of mastering quality analog-to-digital conversion and up to eight channels of digital-to-analog conversion. It also functions as a secondary monitor output and an independent headphone amplifier, all in a half-rack size. The 480x272 touch-screen interface and front-panel controls support verbose signal routing and mixing, sample rate selection, clock source options, levels, metering and diagnostics. New designs of the analog stages and converter topology lower distortion and noise, and there are extensive I/O capabilities (12 total inputs and 16 total outputs, plus 32 channels possible via the LSlot port), including Line Output (with eight trim settings), Monitor Output and Headphone Output (each with dedicated DACs), as well as a dedicated D/A converter that supports 32-channel headphone mixes independent of the main and monitor outputs. On the input side, AES/EBU I/O includes transformer-isolated balanced XLR connectors, while SPDIF I/O are available via transformer-coupled coax or optical TOSLINK connections. Estimated Street Price: $2,495. Contact: Lynx Studio Technology, (714) 545-4700, www.lynxstudio.com.
Designed for vocalists, performers and active spoken-word presenters, the XD-V75 family of wireless digital audio devices offers a 300-foot range, as well as 14 channels that can be used simultaneously. The same digital wireless receiver is used for all components, so mixing and matching a variety of devices is as simple a setup process as selecting the proper channel. (Models in the family include 10 handheld microphones, a digital lavalier system, a digital headset system and a digital bodypack system with TA4 mini-XLR jack.) The XD-V75 bodypack and lavalier systems include nine EQ filter modes for optimizing noise cutoff by mic placements. There's uncompressed 24-bit audio with a frequency response of 10 Hz to 20 kHz and a wide dynamic range of up to 120 dB. Operating on the 2.4 GHz ISM band and Encoded DCL Digital Channel Lock technology, the devices are free from interference, and the receiver incorporates a backlit LCD display, a Dynamic Filter, gain control, channel scanning, two powered BNC antenna outputs for daisy-chaining up to 14 systems and three five-segment LEDs for monitoring RF, battery and audio levels. List Price: Begins at $839 (Line 6 XD-V75 Handheld Microphone System). Contact: Line 6, Inc., (818) 575-3600, www.line6.com.