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Mira IR Keeps Getting Better

April 3, 2013

The industry-leading Mira servers keep getting better with the introduction of new features designed to deliver greater functionality regardless of Mira’s application.
Most significant among the new features is dual-user operations: two Mira Control Surfaces can now be connected to one Mira 8-Channel Instant Replay Server, providing a multitude of operational scenarios not possible with any competing product. Not only does Mira’s dual user capability provide a much lower-cost solution, compared to using two separate servers networked together, it also greatly streamlines the workflow process for live instant replay and highlight playlists creation—getting content to air much more quickly and efficiently.

The new dual user capability, allows a single “event project” to be opened and actively shared by two operators. For example, two operators can view and share four live camera recordings, and each operator can have their own set of two replay channels—four replay channels in total. Another scenario allows two users to share six cameras, with one replay channel each. All “clipped” content created by either user is instantly available to the other—with no need to “copy”, “push” or “pull” clips between users across a network.

Other new features supported in the latest software release:

  • “Hold-to-Trim” – function seeks to the IN or OUT point of a clip with a single button press, while turning the rotary dial actively and visually trims clip or playlist content
  • “Panel Lock” – function quickly locks and unlocks all panel controls to eliminate unintentional operations during operator breaks or during unattended playlist playout
  • “Server Clips” – feature quickly and easily adds any number of clips from the main server Clip Library into the active replay event project
  • “Name All Angles” – applies one clip name to all angles of any stored clip
  • “Clip Search” – finds all clips matching defined text
  • “Cruise” – acts as a shuttle control to review long stretches of recorded content
  • “Play List Flags” – provide a means to individually pause playlist replay at either end of a playlist item; and lastly: the live camera video windows in the Mira Control Surface graphical user interface have been increased in size and re-positioned on the screen—to better monitor the action of all live camera feeds.
  • “Live Camera Video” – the live camera video windows in the Mira Control Surface graphical user interface have been increased in size and re-positioned on the screen—to better monitor the action of all live camera feeds.

Even better! Existing Mira customers may add all this new functionality to their Mira Instant Replay Server for FREE by downloading and installing the Mira Server software update from the Abekas web site (www.abekas.com).