JME, Inc., doing business as TMB, offers products and services to professionals in the entertainment production and architectural lighting industry worldwide. The company builds and distributes power and A/V cables, connectors, cable assemblies, control and data products, dimming and power distribution products, lighting fixtures, rigging products, video products, audio products, and accessories. Its products also include data cables and distribution devices, fiber optic and submersible cables, console tippers, data cables, lighting fixture accessories, back shells, over mold cable assemblies, touring snake systems, high-power fans, truss accessories, and cable testers; and media servers, pr...
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TMB Introduces Aviary Magpi at NAB
May 16 14
TMB announced that following on the sneak preview of the Aviary Parakeet on TMB’s booth at InfoComm last year, the Aviary magpi was displayed for the first time in America on TMB’s NAB booth in Las Vegas. AViary Video Tools is a new product family of real-time video players from Green Hippo, makers of Hippotizer, ‘America’s Favorite Media Servers.’ The AViary Video Tools range includes Parakeet 4K+, 2KAN 2K+, and magpi 4x HD, each representing a new approach to real-time, high-resolution video playback and control. All are available with a variety of options from the powerful video toolset originally developed for Hippotizer media servers. AViary Video Tools makes high-quality, superior video production and multi-resolution displays accessible to everyone! Products in the range will be introduced throughout 2014. TMB also demonstrated Green Hippo’s new FlexRes codec. Expected to be in full release soon, FlexRes will be a core element of both the Hippotizer and Aviary ranges. Designed and developed entirely by Green Hippo to meet and exceed high standards, and to be ready for the future, the proprietary FlexRes codec is actually unlimited in resolution, just waiting on the world to demand higher resolution playback. FlexRes includes many unique features such as encoding and playback of clips at any aspect ratio; unlimited sizing on Alpha channels; and selectable color subsampling up to 4:4:4 for perfect color reproduction. Other FlexRes features include I-Frame decoding; faster, cleaner play head-scrubbing; high-speed playback (greater than 250%) improved, compared with MPEG-2; reverse playback as smooth as forward playback; and something all show programmers will really appreciate – faster encoding – two to three times faster than with MPEG-2. Future plans for FlexRes include direct rendering from Aftereffects and Nuke, incorporating new rendered frames into old versions to streamline encoding processes, and sectional encoding; the ability to encode only the regions customers need from large format media. Last but not least, new Hippotizer media server products displayed at NAB included Rackoon and Chipmunk. Now in stock, the Chipmunk 1U rack unit boasts two layers of HD on a single output with optional upgrades for full Hippotizer flexibility and control. Chipmunk rounds out the Hippotizer range from Green Hippo, adding a new dimension in media server flexibility at a great value. Rackoon features six layers of full 1080p HD playback and unrestricted output in a 1U rack mount chassis, plus all the software features of Hippotizer, including full HippoNet compatibility and unlimited PixelMapper universes.