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Ensemble Designs Features New Layering Engine with iPad Control at IBC

Grass Valley, California, 1 September 2012 – Ensemble Designs will featuring its new Avenue Layering Engine at IBC (International Broadcasters Convention) in Amsterdam, September 7-11, 2012 on stand 8.B91. The new Layering Engine, part of Ensemble Designs’ Avenue signal integration system, is for use in broadcast, mobile and presentation applications.

iPad control and monitoring set the Avenue Layering Engine apart from other small mixers and logo inserters. The iPad interface gives the operator freedom and flexibility in switching an event or show. Also, an iPad or web browser can be used to quickly and easily create keyed presets that can be recalled on-air by automation systems.

The new Avenue P9425 Layering Engine has two, independent linear keyers, program/preset background transitions, and audio mixing, voice over and breakaway. Overlay content from both live and still sources can be  re-positioned and masked. A drop shadow effect, with variable position and density, can be added to any type of overlay – either from live video or the LogoStore. than a traditional mix effect, the Layering Engine provides a complete and flexible solution to combining audio and video content for channel branding, small master control, centralcasting, fly-pack, and OB use.

Layering Engine inputs can be driven by digital signals from remote feeds, cameras, video servers, character generators, stillstore and graphics systems. Each input has a built-in frame synchronizer which simplifies the use of wild feeds and remote feeds. The full range of SDI signals from SD to HD and 3G formats are supported. Base configuration is 8×2 and larger systems can be configured up to 30 I/O ports. Realtime processing and extremely low latency simplify system integration.

Based in Grass Valley, California and formed in 1989, Ensemble Designs is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products to the professional broadcast industry, and other government and commercial applications. Customers include RAI, CBS News, NASA, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, Sky, ESPN, The Moving Picture Company and TVNZ.

Watch a brief demo video: http://youtu.be/QQsyAcH9UEE


IBC Stand 8.B91