NEP Utilizes Cobalt’s Fusion3G on Latest 3D Trucks

Cobalt Digital has supplied color corrector panels to NEP Broadcasting to complement the new Fusion3G 9901-UDX converter unit.  NEP is using the package for up/down/cross conversion, frame synchronization, and color correction on its two 3D trucks – SS31 and SS32.

“We like the Cobalt color correctors due to the video operator-friendly nature of the dedicated control panel, density of a card based system, and value point leveraging the color corrector function with another function such as frame sync, rather than two separate devices,” says George Hoover, Chief Technology Officer for NEP Broadcasting,  We also purchased three units for a new prime time talk show with the Frame Sync Proc modules to allow for correcting incoming remotes or color correcting monitor feeds on the studio floor.”

The color correction feature is offered as an option on the new Fusion3G series as well as on Cobalt’s COMPASS 9000 range of HD/SD-SDI cards. Both product lines are compatible with openGear, the next generation format that handles cards from multiple manufacturers in the same frame. The color correction feature is designed for use with Cobalt’s OGCP-9000/CC Remote Control Panel that provides independent RGB channel controls for luma, black, and gamma.

“NEP’s confidence in Cobalt Digital’s range of color correctors and control panels underscores the quality of our growing product line and its ability to operate reliably in a live environment,” says Chris Shaw, VP of Sales for Cobalt Digital. “We are honored to have the trust of an organization known throughout the industry as the gold standard in TV production, and reputed for its high level of technical expertise and production services.”