Wohler Bringing Monitor Line, Captioning Adapter to DigitalVision 2010

DigitalVision 2010 Summer, is a free virtual showcase for digital content technologies coming Wednesday, June 23.
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DigitalVision 2010 Summer, is a free virtual showcase for digital content technologies coming Wednesday, June 23.

Wohler will exhibit its line of pro audio and video monitors at DigitalVision 2010 Summer, a free virtual showcase for digital content technologies coming Wednesday, June 23.

Wohler products will include versatile 16-channel audio monitors that accommodate a mix of inputs and outputs for SD, HD, and 3G operation, as well as highly configurable single- and multiscreen video monitors that provide robust performance, diagnostics, and input support in a range of sizes.

Wohler will also showcase a closed captioning monitor adapter that allows broadcasters to turn any display into a video monitor with caption data. Designed to simplify monitoring in the multichannel environment, these intuitive and adaptable systems offer a valuable combination of robust monitoring capabilities and advanced feature sets in a compact footprint.

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Wohler AMP2-16V Series 16-channel audio/video processing monitor The Wohler AMP2-16V Series 16-channel audio/video processing monitor is a new dual 4.3-inch OLED version of the company's acclaimed AMP2-16 Series modular audio monitor. Dedicated video monitoring, loudness metering and control, audio mixing and routing, and instantaneous Dolby bit-stream analysis called Dolby Zoom make the AMP2-16V one of the most flexible and comprehensive 3G/HD/SD-SDI audio/video monitors available. Dolby Zoom, applied to all installed digital modules with a Dolby upgrade, dynamically switches between the standard overview of monitored channels and monitoring of the decoded channels and metadata of an available Dolby bit stream without entering any menus. The full trim, pan, and routing controls of the mix mode feature reduce dependence on mixing consoles.

The right-hand screen remains "Audio Central" with simultaneous color- and scale-adjustable metering of up to 16 channels of audio from a choice of input and output cards including 3G/HD/SD-SDI, AES, and analog. Also on display is variable-timescale loudness metering and selected metadata. In addition to the same user-friendly interface and help system as before, front-panel hotkeys can now be assigned to not only solo or mute groups of channels and recall system-wide presets, but also to activate Dolby Zoom on a target source or instantly apply a saved mix setup.

?Wohler will also showcase the first releases in its brand-new Rockridge video monitor line with 3G/HD/SD-SDI support and MPEG-4 decoding capability. Features such as in-picture level metering, waveform, and vectorscope display give the Rockridge monitor line flexible, everyday functionality while enabling robust single- or multichannel analysis in the most sophisticated of broadcast environments.

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Wohler Rockridge monitor Multiscreen models allow operators to view either four separate images or a mix of images and monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, or the PID table, which functions much like a table of contents for a given stream. Connectivity options for the new monitor line include 3G, SDI, component, composite, DVI, and GPI inputs, as well as dual-input SDI with loop-through for each.

Also coming to the virtual event is the Closed Caption Video Monitor Adaptor (CD-1). It decodes and renders closed caption subtitles for any video monitor to display, conveniently allowing the operator to confirm the presence and accuracy of critical video and caption data using existing or low-cost monitors that lack caption display capability. Suitable for any point in the broadcast or production chain, this small, externally-powered unit translates an HD/SD-SDI multirate input containing closed captioning signaling into a burned-in HD/SD-SDI or DVI signal with open captions added to the picture.

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Wohler CD-1 Closed Captioning monitor adapter

The CD-1 automatically detects and decodes WST, OP-47, and EIA-608/EIA-708 subtitles, covering the most prevalent captioning standards around the world. Output options include two open-caption HD/SDI outputs, a DVI open-caption output, and an RS-232 output of closed caption contents. The new Wohler device can also de-embed any one of the eight pairs of audio from the SDI signal and output it as a line-level stereo analog output for use with headphones or connection to other audio equipment. Operators may select any one of the eight embedded stereo pairs in the SDI input stream.

?DigitalVision 2010 Summer, produced by the NAB Show and NewBay Media, will take place on June 23, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT. Information and FREE registration is at www.digitalvision2010.com. Visitors to Wohler's booth have a chance to win an Apple iPad by completing a short quiz.

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