Steinberg has announced shipping of what they describe as a benchmark-setting new hardware sync solution in almost any production situation: Nuendo SyncStation
. Here's all the details from their press release...
A solidly-built 19" rack mount unit houses the latest sync technology designed by industry legend Colin Broad to lock with complete reliability to video tape recorders, analog tape machines, other DAWs, house sync generators to name but a few. Designed for but not restricted to operation with Steinberg's Nuendo Advanced Audio Production System, Nuendo SyncStation supports an exhaustive list of standards and protocols, including MTC, LTC and MMC as well as VITC and Sony 9-pin via RS422, WordClock, HD/Tri-level sync, Black Burst and Varispeed operation over a huge array of Pull-up/Pull-down settings. Nuendo Sync Station also supports the sample-accurate VST System Link protocol over digital connections such as AES/EBU and S/PDIF. Uniquely, Nuendo SyncStation can offer extremely accurate sync using traditionally less accurate standards like MTC by referencing with sample-accuracy to each video frame.
"Technologically advanced and agile yet rugged and reliable, Nuendo SyncStation has been designed as the ideal sync solution for post houses and production suites,"
comments Tino Degen, Steinberg's Product Planning Coordinator Pro Audio. "Today's production environments are facing new challenges and diversifying standards in media delivery, and it's good to know that Nuendo SyncStation handles almost any conceivable demand for synchronization to a state-of-the-art production audio environment like Nuendo. The level of integration with Nuendo allows us to utilize the VST System Link technology to radically increase the accuracy of standards such as MTC. And with its unprecedented range of supported formats and astounding timing accuracy, Nuendo SyncStation customers will be using probably the best all-round sync solution available on the market today,"
Pricing and Availability:
Nuendo SyncStation will begin shipping to selected Steinberg resellers at the end of January 2010. Nuendo Sync Station will retail for â‚¬2999.00/$2999.99/Â£2608.00*.
*Suggested Retail Price, pricing and exact time of availability may vary regionally.