TSL adds 3G HD-SDI video preview, SMPTE timecode to audio and loudness meter
TSL Products will debut the new 3G video preview feature, improved GUI and SMPTE linear timecode recognition for its PAM PiCo Audio and Loudness Meter range at IBC 2013. The new software enhancements has been made available after IBC to all existing PAM PiCo users as a free download from the new TSL Products website. The loudness logging application introduced at NAB 2013 will also be made available to all PAM PiCo owners as part of the free update.
“The SMPTE linear timecode measurement and recognition will give users a frame accurate time reference when combined with the loudness logging application and the video preview adds a feature which has been high on our customers ‘wish list’ since introducing the SDI de-embedding models,” says Martin Dyster, head of audio for TSL Products. “The old licensing structure has been replaced with the new software release, bringing common functionality to all PAM PiCo models. This software adds significant visual improvement and a feature set that all current PAM PiCo users will find extremely beneficial, setting the PAM PiCo apart from the competition.”
The enhancement to the PAM PiCo’s GUI allows the end user to enjoy much clearer text and graphics for easy recognition, while offering an augmented colour scheme for functional differentiation at a glance. The new SMPTE linear timecode reader capability is accessed through the analogue inputs on each model of meter, delivering critical SMPTE timecode metadata information to ensure accurate location monitoring for loudness compliance.
For all HD-SDI capable meters, the display will now support the video preview function which provides a level of confidence monitoring not available on any other compact loudness measurement device.