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Snell Featuring ‘Kahunaverse’ and More at Digital Vision 2010

The virtual event, produced by the NAB Show and NewBay Media, features multiple vendors, scheduled chats on several video technology topics, a keynote address on 3D from ESPN's technology boss, and more.

Snell is bringing its line of live production solutions to Digital Vision 2010 Summer, a free live virtual trade show on Wednesday June 23. The virtual event, produced by the NAB Show and NewBay Media, features multiple vendors, scheduled chats on several video technology topics, a keynote address on 3D from ESPN’s technology boss, and more, all in an easy-to-navigate and intuitive format. Among the products featured by Snell are:

The “Kahunaverse”

Designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of live production, this solutions provides seamless integration of SD, HD, and 1080p. The recently launched Kahuna 360 is a production switcher platform that breaks away from the tradition of fixed M/Es, resources and formats while supporting 16 simultaneous broadcast productions in a single mainframe.

Snell Kahuna It boasts massive flexibility and scalability to give operators all the functionality they need to target a broad range distribution platforms.

3D-Ready Systems?

Equipped to support image processing, live production, automation, workflow control, and distribution within the 3D environment, Snell’s 3D-capable systems allow broadcasters to leverage powerful, familiar tools in meeting the rising demand for 3D content. Among the Snell products enabling 3D are the company’s Alchemist Ph.C–HD standards converter, Kahuna SD/HD multi-format production switcher, RollCall control and monitoring range, and Morpheus automation system.

Snell Morpheus automation in action Automation?

Snell launched version 2 of its Morpheus automation product at the 2010 NAB Show. The new release expands the system’s feature set and full ratification for running on a Virtual Machine environment. The reduced hardware requirement of Morpheus ICE significantly lowers power consumption while bringing additional redundancy to IT-based hardware. Other new functionality includes “enhanced join in progress” to help broadcasters manage overruns in live events and a new Media Ball configuration tool, which assists in taking new channels on-air more quickly. New Morpheus ICE version 2 support for 720p further expands the capabilities of this channel-in-a-box solution. Another key enhancement is the automation system’s support for closed captions, an improvement that builds on the file-agnostic philosophy of Morpheus by enabling acceptance of the main industry-standard closed-caption formats.

Conversion and Restoration?

A significant launch at the 2010 NAB Show was Archangel Ph.C–HD, an advanced SD and HD restoration system with real-time dirt, dust, grain, noise, scratch, instability, and flicker removal. Alchemist Ph.C – HD, with Emmy-winning Ph.C motion measurement technology, now offers 1080p capability. In addition to Dolby E transcoding and decoding already offered, the enhanced Dolby E Authoring option also enables encoding (PCM>Dolby E) with more comprehensive audio routing control.

Snell will also be featuring two new additions to the Kudos Plus line of cost-effective rack-mountable standards and format converters. The new CVR800 frame-rate and format converter and the TBS800 format converter and synchronizer both offer a range of features and functionality, including support for 3Gbps operations and composite video I/O, designed specifically to improve efficiency in the broadcast workflow and a powerful range of user controllable enhancement tools to enable users to obtain their preferred visual effect.

Modular Infrastructure?

Aimed at signal distribution and desktop monitoring applications, the IQ Modular products will use high-efficiency, low-latency coding techniques to provide high-quality image transfers over an IP infrastructure. With selectable profiles for balancing high or low quality against high or low bandwidth usage, Snell’s IQ Modular technology addresses a wide range of IP distribution applications, whether bandwidth-limited or requiring lossless transmission.

Snell MV multiviewer Monitoring Solutions?

The new Snell MV–Series of multiviewers offers a range of flexible and cost-effective solutions for combining and displaying multiple images (or “tiles”) on a single or dual video display device. Designed for a range of applications including control rooms, studios, and OB trucks, Snell’s MV-Series offers users highly versatile and configurable viewing capabilities. The system accepts up to 64 video inputs, in a range of analog and digital formats including 1080p, which are complemented by powerful audio metering and monitoring of up to 16 channels per tile.

DigitalVision 2010 Summer, produced by the NAB Show and NewBay Media, will take place on June 23, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT. Information and FREE registration is at

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