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Video interfaces At Content and Communications World (CCW), Cobalt Digital will showcase its Blue Box Group line of stand-alone interface converter boxes, and introduce a dual- channel frame sync card for the openGear platform. The latter is the Cobalt 9922- 2FS, a 3G/HD/SD-SDI card that provides audio and video processing, AES/analogue audio embedding and de-embedding, and CVBS I/O with two signal paths of frame sync. Channel density can be as high as 33 channels in 2 RU when the card is deployed in the OG3-FR openGear frame, or up to 40 channels of advanced processing when housed in Cobalt’s HPF- 9000 20-slot high-power openGear frame. Key features include the ability to add RGB colour correction, set auto-changeover to invoke failover for basic input loss, and “moving-box” insertion over input video or internally generated test patterns for active picture verifi cation. Batteries IDX has released the AT-E2CMKII, a V-Mount battery adaptor plate that allows its ENDURA V-Mount batteries to power the Canon C300 Mark II. The plate is equipped with a Lemo connector for a direct connection to the camera and offers D-Tap outputs, capable of handling 50W each, for powering ancillary gear such as monitors, lights or recorders. The V-Plate design has three industry standard screw-hole patterns to adapt to a cheese plate or camera support rod mounting accessory. Tomo Nishikawa, general manager, IDX System Technology said: “We understand that the C300 Mark II comes with an on-board battery, which is perfect for run and gun/handheld shoots; however, when it comes to shooting composed shots that include many accessories, a larger battery is necessary to power everything. This is where we see our new product help maximize production effi ciency.” BROADCAST FIBRE OPTIC SOLUTIONS OB and Field Deployable Applications Caddie-LB 4K BlueLite BC364 Wavelength Mapping ShaxX Power Insertion BN366 4K Fibre Links Infrastructure BC365 12G-SDI BC860/862 Gigabit links A complete range of modular field proven interfaces. From compact stand alone units to complete optical networks. Broadcast Specialists KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 107 NOVEMBER 2015 | 11