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Miranda Launches New Dual DVE for Imagestore HDTV

Multiple new features include an integral multi-group audio mixer (March 08, 2005)

Miranda Technologies has added to its successful Oxtel Series Imagestore HDTV master control and channel branding processor with multiple new features including a new dual DVE and an integral multi-group audio mixer.

The dual DVE option enables creation of high-quality, dual picture-in-picture effects for compelling program junctions and promotional graphics, with full control via automation or by the PresStation manual control panel.

The new audio mixer provides 16-channel audio mixing using embedded or AES audio, and this presents an elegant solution for multi-channel audio playout, including 5.1 and multi-lingual broadcasting. The processor can also provide eight-channel audio storage for 5.1 clips or stereo voice-overs in four different languages.

"Imagestore HDTV provides the advanced graphics playout and multi-channel audio mixing needed for highly engaging HD television. Importantly, these capabilities are combined with unmatched automated and manual control," said Neil Sharpe, vice president of marketing at Miranda.

Imagestore HDTV is a fully scalable processor that can be used for basic HD branding activities or for advanced graphics and master control switching. Therefore, a station can expand the processor to meet changing requirements as it invests in HD infrastructure.

The entry-level processor provides animated image insertion from integrated video storage for logos, captions, program slides, and promotional animations. An automated character generator option allows the playout of more complex, multi-level graphics and is well suited to playing out automated "coming up next" types of graphics and lower-third text crawls. Other options include input switching, A/B video mixing, and Emergency Alert System (EAS) support.

The Imagestore HDTV can be easily integrated in mixed HD/SDI environments, thanks to the common media management tools and control systems of the Oxtel Series SDI and HD processors. One or more PresStation master control switcher panels can control multiple HD and SDI channels simultaneously.

About Miranda Technologies
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 Springfield (N.J., U.S.), Wallingford (Oxon, UK), Paris, and Tokyo.

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