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Miranda Improves Production Monitoring Workflow

Integrates Kaleido multi-image display processors with production switchers (August 30, 2004)

At IBC2004 (Hall 8, stand 348), Miranda Technologies will demonstrate how its Kaleido multi-image display processors can be used with production switchers to achieve significant improvements in workflow.

An integration of Kaleido multi-image display processors and the Ross Synergy production switcher presents switcher configuration and event timing information on the monitoring display, so that the operator does not have to keep looking down at the panel to check its setup. Operators can change the layout of a monitoring display directly from the switcher to suit different productions or operators, and tally data from the switcher also helps to simplify production monitoring.

"A highly integrated production monitoring environment can bring significant improvements in workflow, with many parallels to the improvements Miranda has introduced over recent years in the master control environment," said Louis Caron, product manager at Miranda Technologies.

"Miranda's line of compact Kaleido multi-image display processors can bring a wide range of other benefits to production environments. For instance, in mobile trucks, the combination of multi-image display processors and LCD or plasma displays consumes less space and power than conventional CRT monitors, and together they provide much greater viewing flexibility," added Caron.

These improvements in production monitoring have been stimulated by recent advances in display technology that allow multi-image display processors to meet the exacting quality standards of production work.

Miranda's family of multi-image display processors includes the advanced Kaleido-K2 32-input processor, the highly affordable Kaleido-Alto 10-input processor, and the Tango quad-split. The top-of-the-range Kaleido-K2 processor features an ultra-robust chassis and multi-format operation with HD-SDI, SDI, Composite, Y/C, RGB progressive, and streaming video. The video can be displayed with embedded, AES, and analog audio, as well as multiple clocks, source IDs and overlays of subtitling and closed captioning. A dual-head output option allows two displays to be used with a processor, with the signals monitored across both displays for improved robustness and economical multi-display operation.

Miranda's Kaleido-Alto processor features the same high-quality image display technology as the Kaleido-K2 in a more compact 1-RU chassis. The processor can display SDI and analog video signals, along with embedded, AES and analog audio, plus multiple clocks and source IDs.

About Miranda
Miranda Technologies is a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio equipment for the broadcast, production, and post-production markets, with a range spanning interfacing and distribution, routing, master control switching and channel branding, multi-image display processors, and monitoring over IP systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Miranda also has major offices in Morristown (N.J., U.S.), Wallingford (Oxon, U.K.), Paris, and Tokyo. The company's products are also represented worldwide by a network of professional distributors and dealers.

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