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Miranda announces its new HD-Bridge and ASI-Bridge

New HDV to HD-SDI Interface a Catalyst for Increased HD Acquisition (April 18, 2005)

Miranda Technologies today announced the launch of its new HD-Bridge Dec HDV to HD-SDI decoder, which enables inexpensive, high-quality HDV cameras to operate with HD-SDI editing systems and HD-SDI plant infrastructures.

?The HD-Bridge Dec will contribute to a significant step up in HD electronic acquisition. HD-Bridge Dec and HDV cameras dont require the same level of financial investment as other HD cameras or film cameras, said Michel Proulx, senior vice president of product development at Miranda Technologies.

?The combination of HDV cameras and Mirandas HD-Bridge Dec can deliver full-quality HD-SDI content at less than one-tenth of the cost of an HD or film camera. This new HDV interface will enable HD to move beyond the networks and high-end content producers, and to penetrate parts of the market that would have otherwise taken five years to move to HD. It is going to contribute enormously to the democratization of HD. 

Miranda's new HD-Bridge DEC HDV to HD-SDI interface with integral 720p/1080i cross converter.
The HD-Bridge Dec addresses multiple key HDV interfacing tasks required for the successful adoption of this format. Perhaps the most critical are broadcast distribution and playout, which require edited and stored HDV material to be converted into HD-SDI for direct on-air broadcasting. Post-production monitoring in the editing suite will also demand conversion of HDV to digital, analog, HD, and audio. Another core requirement is converting compressed HDV captured on-set into uncompressed HD-SDI so that it can be edited with HD-SDI systems for lossless content creation.

?Although it is anticipated that HDV will be used mostly for local broadcast news and simpler documentaries, HDV is not just of interest to smaller broadcasters and low-cost producers. At the other end of the production spectrum, there will be real interest from the big names in news, especially for generating HD content from places too unpredictable or dangerous to risk sending an expensive film or HD camera, said Gilbert Besnard, director of product development at Miranda Technologies.

More information about the HD-Bridge Dec and other Miranda products is available online at:

ASI-Bridge HDV to ASI converter
Miranda's new ASI-Bridge HDV to ASI converter offers more direct transmission of HDV news footage, and easy on-set recording of dailies using D-VHS.
New ASI-Bridge HDV to ASI Interface Offers More Direct Transmission of HDV News and Easy Recording in D-VHS

Miranda Technologies today announced the launch of its ASI-Bridge, a camera-mounted HDV to ASI converter, which offers more direct transmission of HDV news footage and easy on-set recording of dailies using D-VHS.

The ASI-Bridge interface accepts HDV via an iLink connection and converts it to standard MPEG-2/ASI format. The ASI-Bridge is ideal for HDV newsgathering, and can be used to convert HDV directly to ASI without the need for a costly HD MPEG-2 encoder.

The ASI-Bridge allows direct MPEG-2 recording using D-VHS, and this allows highly cost-effective on-set preparation of dailies. The use of ASI cabling from the camera means the dailies recording device can be located further away from the camera.

The compact interface mounts discretely between an HDV camcorder and a tripod, and accepts power from the camera battery or from a dedicated in-line power supply.

More information about the ASI-Bridge and other Miranda products is available online at

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 Springfield (N.J., U.S.), Wallingford (Oxon, U.K.), Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The companys products are also represented worldwide by a network of professional distributors and dealers.

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Related Keywords:HD Acquisition, HD-SDI, Interface, Miranda Technologies, HD-Bridge, HD cameras, ASI-Bridge, MPEG-2 encoder

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