Baystor has launched two new products designed to economize asset management for the broadcast industry. These products complement the company's BK-2500 DVD burning system, which retains original timecode, closed captions, metadata, and vertical blanking data to an industry standard optical discs. The new products being unveiled by Baystor at NAB 2005 are the BK-1500 and Teletext, and both can be added to existing station environments by connecting them via a Gigabit LAN.
With an MSRP under $5,000 Baystor's new playback-only BK-1500 facilitates retrieval of assets stored on DVD. The BK-1500 can be used to play back assets while archiving others on the BK-2500 recorder. With built-in RS-422 and frame accuracy, DVDs are guaranteed to operate the same as tape, according to Baystor, preserved with original timecode, CC, and VBI. A built-in 40GB hard drive and programmable playback allow this unit to be used as a video server.
Locating assets that reside on your network is easy, Baystor says, with Closed Caption Teletext, the company's new search software. Just like an Internet search, users can type in a keyword or phrase and instantly see the timecode In & Out locations and keyframe of the clip containing that phrase. This software will search assets that reside anywhere on the network of BK-2500's and within the BK-1500 player. Once the original clip is located, you can play it back, copy it to a DVD, schedule it for playback, or transfer it directly into your editing system, all without generation loss.