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Sky News improves efficiency with Miranda DVC-100 interfaces

Miranda Technologies has announced that Sky News, the UK's leading 24-hour news channel, has ordered 10 DVC-100 camera-mounted digital video serialiser and DV encoder interfaces to enhance electronic field acquisition for newsgathering assignments around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Dublin, and South Africa.
Mounted on the back of Sony SX Series 9 Camcorders, the DVC-100 offers a unique combination of camera inputs and outputs that help Sky News to improve its workflow in the field.
As one of the first users of Miranda's DVC-100 in Europe, Sky News provided crucial feedback on the product's development. The DVC-100 units at Sky News are interfaced to the Sony SX DNW A75P camera, allowing efficient access to FireWire in/out for desktop editing applications, including Avid's Newscutter 5.2, Newscutter XP 3.5, and DV Express 3.5.4.
David Cooper, Chief Editor Sky News, said: "Miranda's DVC-100 has performed well in every application we've tested, giving our crews in the field a valuable tool to ease operations. The combination of the DVC-100 with our Sony cameras allows for rapid editing on a variety of platforms. Miranda has been very responsive to our feedback on the product, and the results have helped to improve the quality of our remote news broadcasts."
The award-winning DVC-100 operates with Sony Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, and the IMX Digital series, simultaneously converting the digital parallel video out to DV, composite, and SDI formats. The DV signal includes video, audio, time code, and metadata, and the interface can be used with a DV recorder or a laptop editor for rough-cut editing in the field. The DVC-100 also provides aspect ratio conversion, safety zone and centre markers, and an external time code (LTC) input.
The interface is powered from the camera's battery, and its sophisticated power-management system takes minimal current because only the circuits in use are powered.
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