NAB 2011: Alcorn McBride Products Preview
2011 NAB Show Preview
Alcorn McBride is a manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry.
Alcorn McBride will introduce an enhanced feature set to its SetPlayer video playback line. The SetPlayer series is designed for on-set video applications, providing a low cost, solid-state alternative to server channels. The single channel SetPlayer (SP1000) now has a 1080p output, 40 Mbps maximum bitrate, and works with existing VDCP controllers.
New to the line is Alcorn Encoder; a compatible software that delivers a complete workflow solution. This software provides a step-by-step method for encoding any source file and transferring it to the SetPlayer unit.
All single and multi-channel SetPlayers can be controlled by existing transport controllers via VDCP or Ethernet and have a Genlock input. Video clips are stored on CompactFlash, so there are no moving parts. Alcorn Encoder can encode source files in a variety of formats and transfer them to CompactFlash storing hours of media.
Component, HDMI and HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-425M Level A/B, SMPTE 424M) outputs are standard, along with standard definition confidence monitor outputs for each channel. The units accept blackburst, composite and tri-level sync reference inputs. Unbalanced, balanced, and digital AES/EBU audio outputs are also standard. Stereo and Dolby audio may be multiplexed with the video and output as digital bitstreams.