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phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure
News: phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructureGerman public broadcaster chooses Snell for quality and reliability
German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germany's popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV station's broadcasting operations, requires a major infrastructure overhaul; phoenix has chosen Snell IQ Modular to provide the quality and reliability essential for broadcast operations.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on every control panel for all users.
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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WTS implements Snell routing, infrastructure and control for SuperSport Africa OB trucks
Leading systems integrator helps African sports broadcaster further expand HD OB fleet
WTS, the global systems integrator and broadcast equipment supplier, is close to completing two new HD OB trucks for SuperSport Africa, together with two support vehicles. The OB trucks are equipped with Snell Sirius 830 multi-format routers, IQ Modular infrastructure and Snell control. One OB truck and support vehicle will be based in Nigeria , the second in Zambia (OB6). The vehicles are the sixth and seventh HD OB trucks built by WTS for SuperSport, all of which have incorporated Snell routing, infrastructure and control.
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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Pittsburg Benedum Center Explores New Dimensions with TSL Soundfield Microphone System
News: Pittsburg Benedum Center Explores New Dimensions with TSL Soundfield Microphone SystemThe Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1928 as a “movie palace”. Over the years, it hosted legendary music performances from The Grateful Dead, to Bob Marley and more. Now known as the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, it is home to the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
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SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management Capabilities
News: SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management CapabilitiesSetMeUp integrates Cinedeck and axle Video technologies for multi-channel capture/playback, radically simple content management, plus 18TB of ingest storage
Cinedeck and axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) today launched SetMeUp (www.setmeup.tv), a complete, pre-packaged, cost-effective HD and 4K/UHDTV on-set workflow solution enabling acquisition/playback, radically simple media management and ingest storage for live and episodic broadcast TV production.
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2wcom Launches Dual-Channel FM02 for FM Demodulation, Backup and FM/RDS Monitoring
News: 2wcom Launches Dual-Channel FM02 for FM Demodulation, Backup and FM/RDS Monitoring2wcom has just launched its new FM02 FM Receiver Solution that combines the functionality for the multiple roles of demodulation, source-switching for FM backup, and FM/RDS parameter monitoring.
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Hiltron GmbH introducing HANT-C-Ku satcom antenna and HMFC motorised feed-change mount to MEA market at CABSAT 2015
News: Hiltron GmbH introducing HANT-C-Ku satcom antenna and HMFC motorised feed-change mount to MEA market at CABSAT 2015Hiltron GmbH introducing HANT-C-Ku satcom antenna and HMFC motorised feed-change mount to MEA market at CABSAT 2015
Hiltron Communications, Germany's leading satellite and wireless communications systems integrator, manufacturer and distributor, has chosen CABSAT 2015 for the Middle East & Africa market introduction of two major additions to its product range. The HANT-C-Ku dual-band 3.7 metre satellite downlink antenna and HMFC motorised feed-change mount will both be promoted. Exhibiting on stand B420 in Hall 4, Hiltron will be represented by Managing Director Jan Molter.
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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Colin Broad launches TMC-1 Monitor Remote for Avid’s Pro Tools XMON
News: Colin Broad launches TMC-1 Monitor Remote for Avid’s Pro Tools XMONCB Electronics has launched the TMC-1 Remote for Avid’s Pro Tools XMON analogue monitoring unit, providing input selection, listen back, talk back and output selection for up to 8 audio channels via three easily accessible screens.
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Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 Seasons
News: Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 SeasonsHit Series Has Relied on Vitec Videocom Brands for All Seven Seasons
As the acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy nears its finale, director of photography Paul Maibaum, ASC continues to rely on solutions from Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, and OConnor during the production’s stage and location shoots in Southern California. The DP and his crew have trusted the gear to perform throughout all seven seasons of this hit show.
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Panasonic Introduces Economical AW-HE40H/S PTZ Cameras With Superb Image Quality, Power Over Ethernet+ And IP Integration
Panasonic has introduced the AW-HE40 line of cost- effective, integrated full HD PTZ cameras, with advanced features including Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) and IP-live video monitoring. These pan/tilt/zoom cameras incorporate newly-developed 1/2.3-type full HD MOS sensors and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.
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Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at Government Video Expo
News: Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at Government Video ExpoTelestream solutions for government users allow for easy and cost- effective video transcoding, video captioning, video capture and live video streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate its file-based media products in booth 623 at Government Video Expo which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., December 3rd and 4th 2014.
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Inter BEE 2014: FOR-A to Intro Newest Version of 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera
News: Inter BEE 2014: FOR-A to Intro Newest Version of 4K Variable Frame Rate CameraFOR-A Company Limited will exhibit a range of its 4K compatible solutions at this week’s Inter BEE 2014 show, including: camera, frame rate converter, video switcher, multi viewer and signal processing equipment. The company will also display video archiving, virtual system, camera and file-based technology at Japan’s largest broadcast equipment exhibition. Held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from November 19-21, this year marks the 50th annual exhibition of Inter BEE. FOR-A will be located in Hall 4, Booth #4208.
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Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System; Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014
News: Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System;  Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014First Showing of HC-HD300 Demonstrates Newly Developed 1/3-inch full resolution three CMOS Sensor Block; HEM-2570 OLED & HLM-1751 LCD Monitors in NYC Nov. 12-13
Ikegami, the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will be exhibiting advanced systems at Content and Communications World 2014 (CCW). CCW is being held November 12-13 at the Javits Convention Center, NYC.
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NTP Technology to debut monitor control for AX32 and DX32 at SATIS, Inter BEE and Tonmeistertagung
News: NTP Technology to debut monitor control for AX32 and DX32 at SATIS, Inter BEE and TonmeistertagungThe NTP Technology DAD technical sales team heads to Paris and Cologne this month to demonstrate the latest versions of the AX32 analog/digital/analog audio interface and DX32 digital audio matrix. Business Development Manager Jan Lykke will be attending the November 18-20 SATIS show at Porte de Versailles in the French capital. NTP Technology will be represented by French master reseller Areitec on stand E07. Jan then joins NTP Technology Sales Director Mikael Vest on stand 2-09 for the November 20-23 Tonmeistertagung at the VDT International Convention centre in Cologne.
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LEADER test instrument chosen for Digital Cinematography seminar
News: LEADER test instrument chosen for Digital Cinematography seminarA multi-display test instrument from LEADER's LV538X family formed a central element of the summer 2014 Digital Cinematography seminar at Maine Media College in Rockport, Knox County, on the US east coast. The course explained the advantages of using modern digital technology for film and video production, including the structure of analog waveforms which is still central to the knowledge-base of successful digital film and television content producers.
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China’s Shiyan TV Upgraded with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
News: China’s Shiyan TV Upgraded with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan TV, a regional broadcaster in the city of Shiyan, Hubei province, installed the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4Ks with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panels as the main and backup switchers for its main production studio.
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Crystal Vision's Dual Channel Distribution Saves Broadcast Engineers Money
Crystal Vision's latest video distribution amplifiers have been designed to bring financial savings to those working with many channels in multi-standard big systems. With distribution amplifiers a fundamental part of any interface system, the dual channel modular 3GDA204R and 3GDA210R provide high quality distribution of 3Gb/s, HD or SD sources, with signal reclocking and excellent jitter performance as well as signal reporting.
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Global broadcast and media technology industry market growing to $44.3 billion in 2017
IABM DC’s Global Market Valuation & Strategy report reveals broadcast technology market set for growth
Following a compounded annual growth of 3.6% over the previous four years, the global broadcast and media technology industry was worth $39 billion in 2012, and is projected to grow to $44.3 billion in 2017.
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Quantel and Snell - The Complete Picture at CCW 2014
4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing on show
CCW 2014, 12-13 November 2014, Booths #1125 & #1133: Quantel and Snell are out in force at CCW 2014, with product demonstrations covering 4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing.
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Chinese Rocker Wang Feng’s Concert at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Produced Using Blackmagic Design
News: Chinese Rocker Wang Feng’s Concert at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Produced Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that China’s online video service provider, LeTV, live streamed Chinese rock star Wang Feng’s concert at Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, using a large number of Blackmagic Design products.
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Pickathon Music Festival Relies on Blackmagic Studio Camera and ATEM Production Studio 4K
News: Pickathon Music Festival Relies on Blackmagic Studio Camera and ATEM Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Pickathon Music Festival used five Blackmagic Studio Cameras and six ATEM Live Production Switchers, as well as a large number of additional Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its live production and live streaming workflows. Held outside of Portland, OR in early August, Pickathon brought together more than 50 musical acts across seven stages for a three day music festival on the Pendarvis Farm and in the surrounding woods.
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IABM announces Design & Innovation Awards’ winners
News: IABM announces Design & Innovation Awards’ winnersIABM has announced the winners of its 2014 Design and Innovation Awards at IBC in Amsterdam honouring the most outstanding broadcast media industry talent.
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Sennheiser launches Dante™ card for Digital 9000 wireless microphone system
News: Sennheiser launches Dante™ card for Digital 9000 wireless microphone systemAt IBC, audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a Dante™ card for the EM 9046 receiver, enabling its top-of-the-range Digital 9000 microphone system to be integrated into Dante™ audio-over-IP networks. Users can conveniently route the system’s high-definition audio data via Audinate’s Dante™ Controller.
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Roland V-1600HD Mixes Coldplay’s Visuals on Tour
News: Roland V-1600HD Mixes Coldplay’s Visuals on TourFew tours in recent years have been as visually iconic as Coldplay and their most recent, Ghost Stories is no exception. Despite the fact that this tour played low key venues rather than their usual mega stadium performances, a band with such stage presence requires an impressive visual production and Video Director Ben Miles from Mixed Emotions, London was tasked with delivering just that. Using a mixture of live and pre-recorded content, the result was a show that worked in the more intimate settings but also produced a visually stunning finale at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Anevia IPTV System Chosen for French TV Regulator
Anevia Enterprise, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure for OTT, live television and video on demand, announces that the company's VOD and IPTV solutions have been chosen as the core of a new system integrated into Avistel's AviSMART system for the French TV, radio and multimedia regulator, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA).
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture CardNew DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCI Express Capture Card Includes 12G-SDI for Capture and Playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K Formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, a new Dual Link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely fast 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection to the computer allowing extremely high performance such as dual stream video capture and playback at resolutions up to 2160p60. Dual stream capture and playback at these resolutions allows dual stream 3D as well as simultaneous fill and key capture and playback even when operating at Ultra HD at 60 frames per second.
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Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014
Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.
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Grass Valley Exhibits Video over IP and Cloud-Enabled Playout Solutions at IBC 2014
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will exhibit two solutions at IBC 2014 that are designed to help broadcast facilities expand their services without increasing costs. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Grass Valley’s gateway to IP and cloud-enabled playout solutions, shown for the first time to the European market at IBC.
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RTW to Support the 2014 IBC Show with a Range of Loudness Metering Solutions
News: RTW to Support the 2014 IBC Show with a Range of Loudness Metering SolutionsRTW (IBC Hall 8, Stand D92), the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is once again providing the IBC 2014 show’s technology team with TM9 and TM7 TouchMonitor audio meters and SurroundControl 31960SD controller to support audio in the RAI’s D-Cinema auditorium featuring the IBC Big Screen Experience, as well as four TM3 TouchMonitor units to support the IBC News crew’s live and studio coverage of the show.
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Kratos' SAT Introduces StreamMon IP Multicast Caching Product for Broadcasters, Cable Operators and Other Video Service Providers
Next Generation Solution Automatically Caches 100% of Desired Video Transmissions to Support Service Level Agreements and Related Compliance and Verification Needs
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its SAT Corporation (SAT) subsidiary released StreamMon, an Internet Protocol (IP) Multicast caching product that expands the ability of service providers to monitor, assure and verify the quality of the video content passing through their networks. By introducing a new caching-based model developed in close association with one of the world's largest cable operators, StreamMon enables operators to improve the effectiveness of validation tasks as well as shift the burden from the extremely expensive devices typically used today onto far more affordable units that are optimized for the task.
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NTP Technology Audio Routing Infrastructure Chosen for 2014 Commonwealth Games
News: NTP Technology Audio Routing Infrastructure Chosen for 2014 Commonwealth GamesAudio routing infrastructure from NTP Technology, provider of real-time audio routing networks, was chosen for deployment at the recent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. It was used to control interconnection of the International Broadcast Centre, the venues and host broadcaster feeds at the event which was held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.
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First Major AMIRA Software Update – SUP 1.1
News: First Major AMIRA Software Update – SUP 1.1ARRI announces AMIRA Software Update Packet SUP 1.1, the camera’s first major software update, due for release in October. As well as fulfilling promises made at launch and refining existing functionality, SUP 1.1 delivers new features inspired by feedback from customers. The model of system adaptability through software updates, already proven by ALEXA, makes AMIRA a flexible, future-proof tool.
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Cinedeck Turbo-Charges Adobe Premiere Pro CC Workflows at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
Cinedeck LLC (http://www.cinedeck.com), pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight turbo-charged workflows for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07). Cinedeck record, ingest and transcode platforms deliver a host of cutting-edge features that enable Adobe Premiere Pro CC editorial teams to access files faster and to start editing content while it is being recorded – the ideal scenario when rapid content turnaround is essential, such as in live, multi-cam broadcast and news operations.
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Cinedeck Launches Breakthrough Modular Workflow with Cinedeck ZX at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Launches Breakthrough Modular Workflow with Cinedeck ZX at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck ZX Delivers Cost-Effective Custom-Build of Fast Camera-To-Post Workflows
Cinedeck, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will launch Cinedeck ZX, a breakthrough, modular 4K/UHDTV-1/HD/SD platform, that allows users to cost-effectively custom-build fast camera-to-post workflows for a wide range of digital cinema and broadcast applications, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07).
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TSL Products and IPE Products Announce Strategic Technology Partnership at IBC 2014
TSL products to take IDS product range to the global market
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, and innovative developer of customized communication display systems, IPE Products, have announced a strategic partnership that will advance developments in control and display technology that better coordinate and organize workflow display tools for broadcasters and production companies, amongst other industries. TSL Products will also be launching IPE’s existing unique IDS (Integrated Display System) solutions to the global market.
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TSL Products presents major new features for Soundfield DSF Digital Broadcast surround sound microphone range at IBC 2014
TSL Products will present new models in the acclaimed Soundfield DSF Digital Broadcast surround sound microphone range, incorporating major new features including self-testing, alarming and correction capabilities that allow accurate monitoring of the system when capturing audio at live broadcast events.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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Vidfixer Shortlisted for IABM Innovation Award
Stand 8.A30 – Vidcheck, a supplier of class-leading software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its Vidfixer automated quality control (Auto QC) technology has been named as an “IABM Design & Innovation Awards Finalist 2014” in the “Test, Quality Control and Monitoring” category for the IABM Design & Innovation Awards 2014.
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Grass Valley to Showcase Future-Ready Broadcast Portfolio Enhancements at IBC 2014
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Playbox Technology Marks 15Th Anniversary with Continuing Innovation at IBC2014
PlayBox Technology marks its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 with four new additions to its broadcast channel-in-a-box branding and playout product range plus two major product enhancements. Launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas during April and now making their European exhibition debut are CaptureBox PRO, Production AirBox, SocialMediaBox and TimeShiftBox DUO. Major enhancements are announced to the established AirBox and ScheduleBox.
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Ross Video Presents openTruck for IBC 2014 in Partnership with Broadcast Networks and Gearhouse Broadcast
The Next Generation Compact HD Mobile Production Unit will be Showcased Front and Centre on Ross Video Stand 9.C10
Ross Video has announced today it will bring its openTruck™ initiative to the European market at IBC in partnership with Broadcast Networks, a leading systems integrator of broadcast and media solutions.
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aQ Broadcast Introduces New aVS Version 4 Firmware
News: aQ Broadcast Introduces New aVS Version 4 FirmwareWide Range Of Operational Modes Provide Ultimate Control, Benefits
Stand 9.B14ci – aQ Broadcast Limited, which designs, develops and manufactures an integrated range of newsroom, scripting, automation and media management software alongside video server and production suite hardware is launching Version 4 firmware for its aQ Video Server products at IBC 2014.
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TSL Products to Unveil TM1 MK2 System Controller for TallyMan Range of Broadcast Control Systems at IBC 2014
TSL Products will present its new TM1 MK2 system controller on Stand 10.B41 at IBC 2014. The new model will be the most significant addition to TSL Products’ TallyMan control system range since its inception, and has been developed in close consultation with end users and system integrators.
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Digital Nirvana Introduces New Media Management Platform At IBC2014
News: Digital Nirvana Introduces New Media Management Platform At IBC2014Suite of Applications Helps Broadcasters, Media, and Entertainment Professionals Save Time and Improve Efficiency with Strong Price/Performance.
At IBC2014 in Amsterdam next month, Digital Nirvana will introduce its Media Management Platform, which offers a suite of applications that allows users to capture, edit, share, and manage content - as well as prove compliance, monitor and analyze video. Digital Nirvana will exhibit this platform in the booth of EMEA Gateway during the IBC convention – Hall 9, Stand B14.
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Quantum Simplifies Management Of Stornext 5 Workflow Storage With New Stornext Connect
News: Quantum Simplifies Management Of Stornext 5 Workflow Storage With New Stornext ConnectTool Set Makes It Easier Than Ever to Install, Discover, Manage and Monitor StorNext® Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced StorNext Connect, an easy-to-use tool set that simplifies the installation, discovery, management and monitoring of StorNext environments. Designed for Quantum StorNext 5 appliances and initially delivered as part of the company's StorNext Pro Solutions, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy or upgrade their StorNext systems and identify and resolve issues quickly to maximize performance and uptime.
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RTVS Slovakia Chooses NOA for Major Cross-Media Archive Initiative
News: RTVS Slovakia Chooses NOA for Major Cross-Media Archive InitiativeRTVS, Slovakia’s national broadcaster, has embarked on a project to upgrade its archive system and create a national TV archive that includes its legacy SD material. The project will use NOA systems to build a complete MAM facility to manage all ingest workflows and transcoding, with logical content description, and full integration of radio and TV content.
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DISK Archive Corporation’s ALTO FM Hybrid Cloud Solution Breaks Cost Barrier for Long-form Storage
News: DISK Archive Corporation’s ALTO FM Hybrid Cloud Solution Breaks Cost Barrier for Long-form StorageDisk Archive Corporation and Squared Paper Ltd. have announced ALTO FM, a new hybrid storage concept which overcomes the high costs that have made the cloud unusable as a storage platform for long-form broadcast content in native resolution.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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IABM Announces Shortlist for Design & Innovation Awards
2014 Awards Honouring Broadcast and Media Industry Talent
IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its Design & Innovation Awards. With an exceptionally high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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2wcom’s New FM2TS Gateway Offers Advanced Features for MPEG Streaming of 8 FM Channels
Due for launch at IBC 2014 (stand 8.E78), 2wcom’s new FM2TS is an eight-channel FM-to-MPEG Transport Stream IP gateway that can be used to provide FM audio to cable broadcasters, to stream eight FM channels to a quality assurance institution as part of an FM monitoring solution, or for transmitting gap fillers and rebroadcasting.
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RSG Releases A Behind the Scenes Video from “Gino Vannelli Live in LA” DVD
News: RSG Releases A Behind the Scenes Video from “Gino Vannelli Live in LA” DVDProviding a closer look at the production of the Gino Vannelli Live from LA DVD released on May 7, 2014, Roland Systems Group is pleased to announce the release of the “behind the scenes” video and write up of this project on their website V-MixingSystem.com
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Hiltron to Introduce HANT C-Ku Dual-Band 3.7 Metre Satellite Downlink Antenna at IBC2014
News: Hiltron to Introduce HANT C-Ku Dual-Band 3.7 Metre Satellite Downlink Antenna at IBC2014Scheduled for introduction on the Hiltron stand (4.B89) at the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in September, the new HANT C-Ku is a high quality 3.7 metre antenna for professional satellite signal monitoring or receive-only services. A closely integrated feed system enables the HANT C-Ku to receive simultaneously the two linear polarised Ku band signals and the circular or linear polarised signals in C band. With a motorised polariser, the feed can be switched in C band between linear and circular polarisation. Thus, the total receivable bandwidth is up to 5.6 gigahertz. These sources can be converted to six independent L band outputs.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now ShippingMajor Update Adds Professional Nonlinear Online Editing Features, Revolutionary New Colormatch, New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management and Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes professional nonlinear video editing with context sensitive trimming tools, onset file cloning, a revolutionary new ColorMatch feature, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Bridge Technologies Expands Intelligent Redundancy Line with New VB243 for ASI
At IBC 2014, Bridge Technologies will introduce the VB243, a new addition to the company’s line of Intelligent Redundancy Switch products. Following from the VB273 for DVB-S/S2, the VB243 employs the same concept in a version for ASI, with advanced analysis and decision engine technology providing a highly autonomous redundancy switch capability.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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TSL Products presents European launch of Audio/Video-over-IP and next generation confidence monitoring solutions at IBC 2014
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will present several European product launches on Stand 10.B41 at IBC 2014 that address the increasing demand for Audio/Video-over-IP workflows. The PAM AVB range - the broadcast industry’s first AVB audio monitoring solution - makes its European debut, together with the AXIUS range of managed ethernet switches for Audio/Video-over-IP workflows. In addition TSL Products will bring the PAM PiCo Touch audio, loudness and logging meter to Europe for the first time.
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Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight “4K/UltraHD Workflow Made Simple”, and how budget conscious producers can improve productivity, while making significant time, labor and costs savings throughout production and post production using Cinedeck platforms, during IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07)
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'Blackmagic Design today announced that two Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks and a Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the upcoming action/thriller “Checkmate.” Produced by LA’s Status Media & Entertainment, the film chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome.
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IBC2014: Dalet Showcases Innovation in MAM-Driven Workflows and File-Based Tools
With the Resources of Three Technology Platforms at its Disposal, Dalet Offers Advanced Workflow Options and Video Manipulation Solutions
At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.
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2wcom Launches New MM01 for Audio Contribution and Distribution over IP
2wcom (IBC stand 8.E78) has announced the launch of MM01, a new compact multi-role solution for audio over IP contribution and distribution. Targeted primarily at studio-transmitter link applications, MM01 is designed for versatility, providing advanced redundancy capability and monitoring functions, with the ability to integrate into diverse infrastructures. The MM01’s audio synchronization, delivered to microsecond accuracy, also makes it suitable for applications where precise timing is essential, such as SFN FM networks.
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2wcom to Introduce Five New Products at IBC 2014
“With the introduction of five new 2wcom products, IBC 2014 is a major milestone for us. We have standard-setting new solutions for audio-over-IP contribution/distribution, FM-to-IP (cable headheand) provision, multi-role FM reception, and SFN operation, together with a new future-proof hardware platform – plenty to interest a wide range of audio professionals.” — Werner Drews, Managing Director of 2wcom
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mxfSPEEDRAIL to Enable ARD and ZDF to Increase its Production Workflow Performance During its Coverage of the World Cup 2014
MOG technologies, the worldwide supplier for both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools has been selected to provide its mxfSPEEDRAIL centralized ingest solutions for the coverage of the World Cup, with ARD and ZDF German broadcasters, through the broadcast service provider HDSIGNS. The installation was successfully made through MOG’s corporate partner Media Online GmbH, which provides complete systems integration consulting and technical support for the German market.
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Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Installed at NOW Church
News: Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Installed at NOW ChurchInfoComm 2014, Blackmagic Design today announced that Ocala, Florida based NOW Church has installed and begun capturing services with two new Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD. NOW Church has also completed a full AV installation that includes two Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, a Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K.
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Video Devices Pix 270i and PIX 250i Come Into Focus At INFOCOMM 2014
News: Video Devices Pix 270i and PIX 250i Come Into Focus At INFOCOMM 2014New Recorders Offer Advanced Network Functionality and Multi-Drive Recording for Seamless Integration into Existing AV Systems
Video Devices, mission critical video products by Sound Devices, showcases its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C6443). The network-connected PIX 270i and PIX 250i multi-drive video decks offer comprehensive multi-channel AV record and playback tools for house of worship (HOW), corporate, live event and other production applications.
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Thai State Broadcaster MCOT Adds Five New HD Television Channels with PlayBox Technology
News: Thai State Broadcaster MCOT Adds Five New HD Television Channels with PlayBox TechnologyAttached 300 DPI Image Shows the New PlayBox Technology High-Definition Playout System in Operation at MCOT, Thailand
Thai state-owned television broadcaster MCOT has chosen a PlayBox Technology digital playout system as the core of a new five-channel high-definition service. The new system was designed, installed and commissioned at the MCOT's Bangkok headquarters by PlanetComm, the Thai partner of PlayBox Technology.
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TSL Products’ Soundfield Microphones Deliver the Excitement of Basketball and Pro Football Games to the Viewing Audience
News: TSL Products’ Soundfield Microphones Deliver the Excitement of Basketball and Pro Football Games to the Viewing AudienceTop audio engineer Jonathan Freed, a freelance network mixer, is relying on the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast Systemfrom TSL Products, the manufacturer of audio monitoring, surround sound microphones and processing, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions, to capture the action and atmosphere of this year’s pro football and basketball games across the U.S. Freed frequently employs the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System to capture surround sound in both expansive, outdoor stadiums filled with 60,000 to 80,000 sports fans and enclosed arenas featuring 20,000 enthusiasts. The SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System offers Freed easy setup, flexible operation, reliable performance and excellent sound quality.
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TV Skyline's New-Generation OB Vehicle Uses Crystal Vision Interface
News: TV Skyline's New-Generation OB Vehicle Uses Crystal Vision InterfaceTV Skyline has Chosen Crystal Vision as the Interface Supplier for its New Flagship OB Truck, Ü7 – the Largest and Most Modern Vehicle in the German Service Provider's Fleet.
Based in Mainz and with a fleet of highly equipped OB vans, SNGs, and production vehicles, TV Skyline is a leading service provider for broadcast and multimedia events – providing clients with turnkey solutions for events ranging from the FIFA World Cup to the Wagner festival in Bayreuth. Ü7 was launched in April 2014 and features 22 cameras and three separate control rooms. This new-generation vehicle is targeted at high-end TV production and sports coverage, including the E-Sports event League of Legends All-Star tournament in Paris, and therefore a particular focus was put on the quality of the signal processing and product reliability when selecting the equipment. Based on previous experience and company reputation, TV Skyline selected 51 Crystal Vision boards to provide the up and down conversion, synchronisation, audio embedding and signal distribution.
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Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014
News: Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, will highlight how Codex Vault and other Codex-developed recording systems can be easily integrated with the latest technology, from partners including ARRI, Dolby, FilmLight and Ncam, to create streamlined capture-to-post workflows for motion pictures, at the Codex booth (#47) during Cine Gear 2014, June 6-7, Paramount Studios, Los Angeles.
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Cinedeck Takes 4K-Made-Simple On Tour
News: Cinedeck Takes 4K-Made-Simple On TourCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, is showcasing “4K/2K/HD Workflow Made Simple” at several high-profile events around the world in the coming weeks.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Minneapolis Area TV Network Expands PEG Channel Infrastructure with Tightrope Cablecast Servers
News: Minneapolis Area TV Network Expands PEG Channel Infrastructure with Tightrope Cablecast ServersTightrope Solutions Accommodate More Programming, Enhance Content Management Across Nine Community-Based Government Access Channels
Northwest Community Television (NWCT)—which provides local origination, public access and government channels to cable subscribers in nine Minneapolis-area suburbs—has based its broadcast operation on Cablecast video servers from Tightrope Media Systems. NWCT recently added nine new Cablecast SXLE SD video servers to its infrastructure to support government access Channel 16, bringing its total to 13 systems enterprise-wide.
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Ikegami to Exhibit HDK-97ARRI, OLED Monitors & More at Cine Gear Expo 2014
Pioneering Broadcast + Digital Cinema Camera System; 25" & + 17" OLED Monitors Will Be On Display at Entertainment Industry Expo
Cine Gear Expo 2014, Booth #90A : Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at Cine Gear Expo 2014 in Los Angeles. This year's exhibition will be held at The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, open June 6-7.
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RTW Exhibits Masterclass Plugins, LQL Software and Touchmonitor Family of Meters at Broadcastasia 2014
Broad Range of Tools Give More Customers Access to Renowned Company Products
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to exhibit its new RTW Loudness Tools from the new Masterclass PlugIns range of software, the LQL Loudness Quality Logger software and its TM3, TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor audio meters at this year’s BroadcastAsia Show (Booth 5E6-01).
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Cinedeck Expands Business Development in North America with Aarmadillo
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has exclusively partnered with Aarmadillo Inc (http://www.aarmadillo.com) to expand business development and technical consulting in the media and entertainment industry across North America for Cinedeck’s range of HD/2K/4K media record, ingest and transcode platforms. Along with Aarmadillo, Cinedeck has also recruited Miles Thomas to support business development among government agencies and houses of worship.
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Orad’s TD Control Enables Video Walls Used by "The Weather Channel Morning Show AMHQ"
News: Orad’s TD Control Enables Video Walls Used by "The Weather Channel Morning Show AMHQ"Orad’s PowerWall high resolution video wall solution and TD Control production hub were chosen to drive video wall content to over 100 monitors in "The Weather Channel" network’s new studio.
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WDR Selects Blackmagic Design for Signal Distribution in Education Facility
German public broadcaster WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) has built new studio facilities designed to educate the next generation of aspiring broadcast engineers. The studio has been built around a Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure, including the Compact Videohub, SmartScope Duo and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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Crystal Vision Shows Latest Keying, Audio And Distribution Solutions For The First Time In Singapore At Broadcast Asia 2014 (Stand 5E2-09)
News: Crystal Vision Shows Latest Keying, Audio And Distribution Solutions For The First Time In Singapore At Broadcast Asia 2014 (Stand 5E2-09)Crystal Vision will be showing its new control options for its Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer on stand 5E2-09, at this year’s Broadcast Asia exhibition in Singapore. Also on show for the first time in South East Asia will be the MultiLogo three layer logo keyer which provides internal storage for up to 500 graphics and advanced audio features and the LKEY 3 linear keyer. There will also be dual channel embedders and video distribution amplifiers to help suit different applications and budgets and Crystal Vision will be introducing the ADP 310 which provides discrete audio processing and delay for both analogue and digital audio. The show will take place at Marina Bay Sands between 17th and 20th June.
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City of Edina Automates Local HD/SD PEG Channels with Tightrope Cablecast
News: City of Edina Automates Local HD/SD PEG Channels with Tightrope CablecastEDINA 16 is Comcast’s first HD PEG channel in Minnesota
Edina Community Channel 16 in Minnesota recently became the state’s first Public Access-Educational-Government (PEG) channel to broadcast in HD on Comcast cable systems, with technology from Tightrope Media Systems supporting the transition and new production workflow.
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Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
News: Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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Matrox at Streaming Media East 2014 — Product Preview
Video Streaming and Recording Appliance and Live Production Streaming Systems to Be Featured
At Streaming Media East 2014 (New York City, May 13-14, Booth 317), Matrox® Video will showcase Matrox Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliances and Matrox VS4™-based live production streaming systems for use with Telestream® Wirecast® or StudioCoast vMix software. In addition, Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewers will be demonstrated.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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TSL PRoducts Previews PAM PICO Matrix Software At NAB 2014
New Software Delivers Online Management and Configuration Capabilities
TSL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring solutions, surround sound microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the new PAM PiCo PC Matrix Configuration software application at NAB 2014 (Booth N1123). In combination with the loudness logging, screen grab and system update software application, the matrix configuration program completes a suite of tools designed to make the PAM PiCo the most comprehensive compact, all-in-one loudness measurement and level metering solution on the market.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus Touchmonitor
News: RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchmonitorUltra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.
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Sennheiser Supports Dante™
At NAB 2014, audio specialist Sennheiser [Booth C3217] has announced its support for the Dante™ multi-channel audio networking standard. “By joining this standard, we will be able to optimally cater to our customers in the broadcasting and live sound worlds,” explained Claus Menke, Head of Portfolio Management Pro for Sennheiser’s Professional Division. The first product to make use of the network technology will be the company’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone system. A Dante-enabled expansion card for the receiver will be launched in summer 2014.
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Cinnafilm® and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon® Wormhole™
Cinnafilm® and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of Cinnafilm's Tachyon® Wormhole™, an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Based on Cinnafilm's popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding™ plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer's experience of their media assets.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
New advanced Ultra HD live production switcher allows live production in SD, HD and Ultra HD, with 20 6G-SDI sources, SuperSource™, DVE, motion graphics and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more for $3,995.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards
New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Ross Video Announces That Carbonite Now Supports 3G and Advanced UHD (4K) Production
Today, Ross Video announced free software upgrades that not only enable Carbonite to be switched to 3G (1080P 50 or 60 (59.94)), but also open the door to the very latest production format: UHDTV (4K).
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Ross Video Brings Even More Choice and Flexibility to Carbonite
Today, Ross Video announced that the award-winning Carbonite Production Switcher will now support 2.5 ME operation. This new operating mode is in addition to the recently announced MiniME and MultiScreen modes. Now, users of Carbonite 2 ME can run MiniME’s or a traditional .5 ME with a full program/preview bus that has two downstream keyers and a third key for animated media transitions. Also announced today are two new 3 ME panels—the 3S and 3X—which brings to nine the number of control surfaces to choose from. This ensures there’s a Carbonite panel to suit every application, from small flight packs to large control room installations.
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