Basic TV for production truck?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by electronic_dave, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Hello! I've been working in institutional/educational TV for the
    better part of the last decade and I'm not really in touch with what
    they're using in "real" television these days. I need to add a basic
    DVE to an analog (composite) TV production truck and, despite much
    Googling, I'm at a loss. I only need the usual bread-and-butter DVE
    effects like squeezeback, picture-in-picture, etc. The unit must be
    compact, reasonably priced and, above all, easy to learn and use for
    our... um, "unmotivated" production crew. Does such a product still
    exist? I'm afraid that buying an older, used system is not an option;
    I must buy new equipment. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
    electronic_dave, Jan 21, 2009
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  2. Whoops... Of course, the subject line should have read "Basic *DVE*
    for production truck"....
     
    electronic_dave, Jan 21, 2009
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  3. electronic_dave

    mkujbida Guest


    You didn't define "reasonable" so I'll mention a few different
    manufacturers and let you decide.
    Edirol: http://edirol.com/index.php/en/products-mainmenu-421/video-mixing-mainmenu-386
    Echolab: http://echolab.com/index.html
    Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/cat_mixers_studio.asp
    Ross: http://www.rossvideo.com/synergy/switchers.html

    If the area you're from has a TV/cable station, see what they're using
    these days.
    Most engineers I know are always willing to share information.
    Lastly, if you can afford it, NAB is coming soon and a trip to Las
    Vegas to check out current models might be worth the trip.
    I went a few years ago and was overwhelmed with the different switcher
    offerings.

    Mike
    (who also works in institutional/educational TV)
     
    mkujbida, Jan 21, 2009
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    blackburst Guest

    In the old days, companies like Ampex or For.A made standalones that
    could be integrated into a standard switcher/SEG, but today, most such
    functions are built-in to switchers, as the links Mike provides show.
    Check out EchoLab and Ross. Also consider Broadcast Pix.

    How many channels of basic 2D DVE do you need? Will you be using a
    single or double box?
     
    blackburst, Jan 22, 2009
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  5. electronic_dave

    MG Guest

    In the old days, companies like Ampex or For.A made standalones that
    could be integrated into a standard switcher/SEG, but today, most such
    functions are built-in to switchers, as the links Mike provides show.
    Check out EchoLab and Ross. Also consider Broadcast Pix.

    How many channels of basic 2D DVE do you need? Will you be using a
    single or double box?

    http://www.abekas.com///UserFiles/file/Products//DveousMX/DveousMX_Brochure.pdf

    you'll have to convert output to NTSC, and this is a very high-end box. It
    appears to be about the only stand-alone available anymore. If it matters,
    DVEous is pretty much the standard of the mobile business (for those trucks
    that have outboard DVEs).

    mg
     
    MG, Jan 24, 2009
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