Prime Image

Prime Image's patented Time Tailor series offers unique, proprietary technology to time reduce HD or SD video program content.
 
Broadcasters, cable and satellite providers, post production, and other commercial program distributors can increase revenue by creating additional advertising space without disrupting original program content.  The Time Tailor provides a fast, high quality, low cost method of content time reduction with 15 years of proven results on movies, sitcoms, syndicated programs, and live broadcasts.
 
Time reduction occurs in real-time without pre-recording, pre-processing, video compression, or compromising the integrity of the program, using a process that is virtually undetectable to viewers. The amount of additional time created and the time duration over which it is created is programmable and controlled using the front panel of the Time Tailor, or a third party edit controller or play-out automation system .
 
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Each Time Tailor model comes equipped with SDI/HD-SDI input and outputs with embedded audio support, AES/EBU digital audio inputs and outputs, and a genlock reference input (black-burst or tri-level).
 
CEA-608 (SD) and CEA-708 (HD) Closed Caption data are maintained throughout, all processed in real time, and accurately matched to the time reduced video.
 
The RS-422 serial port emulates a Sony BVW tape machine for easy interface with existing automation and edit control systems.  An additional set of unique Prime Image commands allows full control and monitoring of all Time Tailor parameters.
 
Third parties provide powerful edit control and automation systems supporting capabilities that are specific to the Time Tailor functionality.




TIME TAILOR 3500

  • Reduce program Time by 1 minute in HD, or 5 minutes in SD (Options include 2 minutes in HD)
  • Closed Captions (CEA-608 and CEA-708) processed frame accurately
  • Support for Dolby-E audio
  • Trim Mode - Special mode for time reducing short programs such as commercials
  • 16-channels of audio processing (embedded or AES/EBU)
  • Supports HD (1080i, 720p) and SD (NTSC, PAL) formats
  • RS-422 serial interface with optional remote control
  • 5 U rack-mountable unit


Options include additional Dolby-E processor(s) (up to 4 processors max)


TIME TAILOR 4000

  • Support for MXF and other broadcast quality HD or SD audio/video file formats
  • Cutting edge support for networking and file-based A/V transfers with 10Gig Ethernet input and output
  • IP network remote control interface with extensive parameter setting capabilities
  • Reduce program Time by 1 minute in HD, or 5 minutes in SD (Options include 2 minutes in HD)
  • Closed Captions (CEA-608 and CEA-708) processed frame accurately
  • Support for Dolby-E audio
  • Trim Mode - Special mode for time reducing short programs such as commercials
  • 16-channels of audio processing (embedded or AES/EBU)
  • Supports HD (1080i, 720p) and SD (NTSC, PAL) formats
  • RS-422 serial interface with optional remote control
  • 5 U rack-mountable unit + 2 U rack-mountable compute module


Options include additional Dolby-E processor(s) (up to 4 processors max)

Existing TT 3000 or TT 3500 installations may be easily upgraded to the TT 4000 license by the addition of the 2 U rack-mountable 4000 module that provides network connectivity as well as SDI/HD-SDI inputs and outputs to and from the Time Tailor unit itself.  

Description is based on specifications that are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact sales.