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Ensemble Designs' Mitto Takes iPhone® Video to HD SDI for Broadcast News

Grass Valley, California, 2 September 2010 – Ensemble Designs is debuting an interface to take iPhone and iPad™ video to HD for use in television stations and news facilities. The new iPhone interface to the BrightEye Mitto Scan Converter will be demonstrated at the International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam, 10-14 September 2010 on stand 8.B91.

The iPhone 4 can be used to shoot full-motion video. That video can be output in real time with BrightEye Mitto™ Broadcast Scan Converter.

Both the iPhone 4 and iPad output 1280×720 video on VGA and this output is the only way to get HD video out of your iOS device in real time. That signal is fed to Brighteye Mitto and converted to high-quality, full screen SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI video.

“Broadcasters are pressed to get footage to air immediately, even if the source is a person-on-the street iPhone video,” said Cindy Zuelsdorf, Marketing Czar at Ensemble Designs. “BrightEye Mitto gives stations a reliable way to take mobile phone video and turn it into SD or HD SDI video that can be brought into their master control switcher and put on air for late-breaking news or other time-critical shows.”

BrightEye Mitto provides an elegant means for taking mobile phone and computer video to air. Material such as YouTube video, weather radar, viewer emails and websites can be output to SD, HD or 3 Gb/s serial digital video. The included software allows users to simply use a mouse to select which part of the computer video they want to output to HD or SD video. 50 Hz and 60 Hz EDIDs are standard with the product and allows smooth video output for all broadcasters.

“Here’s a future-proof way for TV stations to use video from the web or from a phone,” said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales. “Since BrightEye Mitto scales and upconverts to full-screen to HD or 3 Gb/s, Mitto can be used for years to come in stations.”

Mitto’s proprietary scaling technology is what makes it different from other solutions on the market. The region selected for output determines if Mitto acts as an upconverter or downconverter. A small part of the computer screen or an iPhone video is upconverted to full-screen video. The filters automatically adjust in accordance with the conversion being performed.

Based in Grass Valley, California, Ensemble Designs is in their 21st year of business and is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products to the professional broadcast industry, and other government and commercial applications. Customers include RAI, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, and Sky, ESPN, The Moving Picture Company and TVNZ.


Ensemble Designs
PO Box 993, Grass Valley CA 95945
870 Gold Flat Rd, Nevada City CA 95959
http://www.ensembledesigns.com Tel: +1 530.478.1830

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Lisa Cowden
Ensemble Designs
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