Direct Red Media
Merging Technologies Presents VCube Version 3
Switzerland, September 2010: Merging Technologies is delighted to introduce the latest version of the most versatile multi-purpose video player / recorder at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam. VCube V3, from the developers of the award-winning Pyramix Virtual Studio audio workstation.
With the option of full support for Dolby E decoding and playback, Sony 9-pin (P2 Protocol) over IP and a completely re-written user manual VCube Version 3 builds on the success of earlier versions. Already an established and vital part of the sound-for-picture workflow in film and television facilities all over the world, V3 further enhances versatility, speed and convenience.
Dolby E is now integral to audio transport in broadcast. VCube 3 can decode and play back Dolby streams transparently. A 48kHz Stereo pair containing a Dolby E stream is simply placed on a VCube track and the tracks to be decoded selected from a drop-down menu – no plug-in allocation required.
VCube 3 offers a new way to synchronize with Pyramix – via Sony 9-pin over IP. 9-pin over IP is an extremely convenient and effective method of synchronizing and controlling a VCube from Pyramix. No set up is required in the VCube, it just works.
VCube supports all Standard and High-definition formats in NTSC, PAL and High Definition. The system can stream media files, OMF, AAF and FCP-XML compositions directly from a media server, bypassing the rendering stage for audio post production. Even complex multi-layer compositions including different media types can be displayed in real-time. VCube can also ‘wrap’, i.e. embed, your final mix audio into a new MXF, AVI or QuickTime file for delivery without decoding the original video.
The family of VCube player-only and player/recorder models is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of applications including audio post production, film dubbing, ADR/Foley, theaters, theme parks, video ingest and a multitude of other audio/video and video only applications, either as a standalone system, or as part of a multi-system network.
Merging Technologies products are appreciated internationally for their outstanding audio quality, versatility and usability. VCube adds the picture element to match.
About Merging Technologies
Switzerland’s Merging Technologies is the manufacturer of hardware and software systems for audio and video production professionals, including the high-resolution multichannel Pyramix digital audio workstation, VCube non-linear HD video playback system, and the Ramses MSC audio control surface. Merging’s products are used where reliability and the highest possible quality are of paramount concern. Their clients include some of the finest recording studios, broadcast facilities, post-production houses and film dubbing suites in the world.