2013-03-28

New products from Lawo at the Prolight+Sound

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Audio, video and software for broadcasting, production and live performance.

Lawo is bringing both its new, and its tried-and-tested, products to Frankfurt, presenting at Booth B50 in Hall 8.0 innovative solutions for broadcasting, production and live performance.

Lawo’s contribution to the field of video in broadcasting is the V_pro8 video processor, which was developed for the live editing of video streams and routing. The V_pro8 convinces through its exceptional performance capability, combined with a compact structure and intuitive user interface that makes work easier. Only one rack unit in height, the new video processor offers inter alia such features as frame synchronisation, format conversion, colour correction, audio de-/embedding and metering. Its 8x8 video and 384x384 audio routers allow all signals to be combined freely. In short, the device includes all the features that make for an efficient, modern studio environment.

Fresh from its world debut in Las Vegas, the Nova73 compact router is at once powerful and compact. Here Lawo has packed into a 7U chassis exceptional routing capacity and DSP power. Although capable of standing alone, employed as a core for the mc² series – with the mc²56 mixer it forms a particularly powerful and compact team – it satisfies perfectly the requirements of today’s broadcast mixers. You’ll hear more about the Nova73 compact in the days following Easter.

The software solutions Lawo is demonstrating in Frankfurt are the broadcast applications EDIT and JADE in the latest version. EDIT is an audio editing program tailored to the needs of radio. Features like an integrated text editor and an audition function for clips make working with EDIT a particularly swift and satisfying experience, allowing editors and journalists alike to concentrate on their real business: content. As a new control centre for PCs, JADE makes it possible to employ all audio interfaces without limitations. JADE understands all the audio applications of relevance to production, letting you switch between their audio signals at the push of a button. JADE also offers native integration of RAVENNA’s IP network technology. This means all local audio signals are also available via the network.

Lawo is also presenting at the Prolight + Sound the Innovason Eclipse live mixer, featuring PANDORA* (*PAN Digitally Optimized for Real Acoustic). This innovative panning process makes it possible at major live music events to provide even those at the extremes of the audience area with a natural listening experience. Unlike conventional panning, this allows those on the extreme right to hear sources emanating from the left – a pleasure hitherto denied them. By panning with PANDORA*, you can deliver perfectly natural sound to all members of the audience – wherever they happen to be sitting.

Of course, Lawo’s comprehensive range of solutions for the professional broadcasting sector – a portfolio of international renown – will also be on view in Frankfurt. This includes the mc² mixing consoles – notably the new, compact mc²56 and the mc²66 – and the desks for Radio-On-Air/Broadcasting, sapphire and crystal.