Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is showcasing its latest digital technology solutions at HD World 2009. Among the presentations is Harris® NewsForce™ HD/SD production platform, which has now been upgraded. This is a major new release that features global proxy file support and integration with Harris Invenio® digital asset management. Global proxy support for the NEXIO Browse suite enables NewsForce integration with low-resolution files from any IT storage system. By using a common-file format, global proxy support eliminates redundant proxy generation to streamline the production workflow, and makes NEXIO proxy files available for viewing on common players like QuickTime® Player and Windows® Media Player.
Proxy files also can be used to view the contents of archival storage — via integration of Invenio with the Velocity ESX™ on-SAN editing system. Velocity ESX soon will open an Invenio Search window, which allows the user to perform complex searches of near-line and archive storage systems. Once media from the archive is selected, the Invenio Motion module can move the content to online NEXIO storage for editing in place by Velocity ESX. Finished edits then are conformed and sent from the NEXIO server to air. NewsForce also now enables a complete portable video device workflow, allowing content captured on Blackberry® and iPhone® mobile devices to be easily imported into NEXIO servers and Velocity™ nonlinear (NLE) editors. This capability makes it possible to import and edit these assets in conjunction with high-resolution content. A multi-format output feature allows for completed stories to then be output in broadcast, web-compatible and mobile video formats simultaneously, reducing the need for post-publish format flipping. Consumer-captured images, video and key storyline information for integration into the news workflow also can be automatically ingested and managed using a new Harris Invenio citizen journalism prototype. Content from mobile devices is playable within both the Invenio digital asset management system and Velocity editors, and is recognized by the workflow engine.
Also at the Harris booth will be a comprehensive workflow demonstration of the Harris broadcast graphics workflow in action — including the first demo in North America of the all-new Inscriber® G5™, the industry’s most powerful, yet affordable, all-in-one broadcast graphics system. Featuring the Harris Altitude™ Express graphics board, the 3RU G5 delivers flawless 2D and 3D real-time graphics on a single channel in SD or HD. It can easily be incorporated into the workflow of any automated, live news/sports broadcast environment through the use of the industry-standard Intelligent Interface or MOS protocols, or via the new version of the Harris Direct Control™ 2 interface, which enables users to manage graphics content, build playlists and control multiple CG systems from a single interface.