25.06.08

Video binloop announced

McBride has begun shipping the Video Binloop, a product said to be ideal for environments where a large number of repeating video feeds are required but rack space is limited.

The Video Binloop provides up to 16 tracks of high bit rate MPEG-2 video in a 3 RU enclosure. Video clips, encoded at up to 15 Mbps, are stored digitally so there are no moving parts to wear out. It features composite, component and optional SDI (SMPTE 259M) video outputs. The product locks to NTSC or PAL video sync, and reads or generates linear time code at many different SMPTE and EBU rates. It can be controlled using contact closures, RS-232, MIDI or Ethernet. Reproducer cards or entire Binloops can be grouped to respond to the same command, allowing a single event to control hundreds of tracks. Each video track may be multiplexed with stereo or Dolby AC3 audio.