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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Wirecast systems help deliver HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to the Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3, and Facebook Live
The streaming media revolution has thrust the nation’s top college athletics departments into the role of full-fledged college sports broadcast networks. Using Telestream Wirecast live streaming production software, the athletics department at Cornell University is able to meet the challenge, delivering HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to ESPN3, Facebook Live and the Ivy League Digital Network, a 9-channel Internet sportscasting service that broadcasts Ivy League games.
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Dalet Headlines IMF and Orchestrated Workflows at BVE 2018
Dalet Headlines IMF and Orchestrated Workflows at BVE 2018
Experts and leaders in global file format discuss best practices and technology for production and delivery across enterprise content supply chain
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will showcase its enterprise media asset management and orchestration solutions at the upcoming BVE 2018 event on stand H19. Experts will be available to discuss critical IMF and orchestration workflows trends within the content supply chain and specifically how Dalet solutions can manage and scale IMF package production and distribution, allowing facilities to lower costs and industrialize processes.
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Covenant Church of Naples Improves its Video Productions with FOR-A
Covenant Church of Naples Improves its Video Productions with FOR-A
Covenant Church of Naples adds FOR-A’s HVS-390 Video Switcher
Florida Presbyterian house of worship Covenant Church of Naples | PCA was in the market last year for a new video switcher to use during its weekend services. With cost efficiency, reliability, and a 2 M/E unit top of mind, the church found everything it was looking for in FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video switcher, and the house of worship recently purchased the unit.
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Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
See Signum on the Storm Broadcast stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Munich based company Signum has appointed Storm Broadcast as sole distributor for its products in the UK and Ireland. Signum Bildtechnik is a German company specialised in image processing equipment for TV studios and broadcasters, playlist management and playout solutions, with sales in Europe, North America, Latin America and India and a strong relationship for over 15 years with Germany's largest broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
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Pixel Power StreamMaster implements NewTek NDI® thanks to future-proof software defined architecture
Pixel Power StreamMaster implements NewTek NDI® thanks to future-proof software defined architecture
Growing support for NewTek NDI makes it an ideal additional streaming format for StreamMaster based playout and low latency proxy monitoring
Pixel Power, the global automation, branding and graphics innovator, has added the NewTek’s NDI® technology to its StreamMaster integrated playout platform. NDI is a royalty-free standard that can be readily implemented across an IP infrastructure and is supported by a broad mix of vendors, ensuring broadcasters and media companies can build a complete infrastructure around it.
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Pebble Beach Systems Announces NAB 2018 Product Lineup
Pebble Beach Systems Announces NAB 2018 Product Lineup
Latest versions of award-winning virtualized IP channel solution, automation, CiaB, web-based remote management and content management workflow engine on display
At NAB 2018, on booth SL4528, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing its latest range of solutions, including: the deployment of multiple virtualized channels in the cloud with Orca; Lighthouse, a web-based remote management and monitoring tool for the Marina automation system; and Beluga, a content management system focused on the tasks of preparing content for playout and distribution.
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PlayBox Technology To Demonstrate Latest Advances in Broadcast Playout, Channel Branding and Streaming at the 2018 NAB Show, Las Vegas
PlayBox Technology To Demonstrate Latest Advances in Broadcast Playout, Channel Branding and Streaming at the 2018 NAB Show, Las VegasPlayBox Technology will exhibit the latest advances to its Neo and CloudAir broadcast channel branding and playout solutions at the US National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Monday April 9 to Thursday April 12, 2018. The CloudAir demonstration will be held in conjunction with AWS Marketplace.
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Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
See Storm Broadcast on stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Storm Broadcast presents a unique opportunity to preview OnMedia at BVE, ahead of its release at NAB. OnMedia is a unique end-to-end solution for social management and broadcast graphics, all in one package. OnMedia is the development resulting from Brainstorm and never.no’s partnership as leaders of Project VisualMedia in the Europe 2020 Horizon framework programme funded by the European Commission. OnMedia will be officially released at NAB 2018 in April in Las Vegas.
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Sonnet 2018 NAB Show Preview April 7 – 12 Booth SL10224
Sonnet 2018 NAB Show Preview April 7 – 12 Booth SL10224
Sonnet Technologies to show new Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics Solutions
(February 12, 2018) At the 2018 NAB Show, Sonnet will showcase its new eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, a Thunderbolt™ 3 to eGPU PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion system designed and qualified specifically for large, power-hungry video graphics processing unit (GPU) cards, including the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64, Radeon Pro WX 9100, 9100 SSG and overclocked NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 series-based cards.
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Octopus 8.1 Newsroom Computer System Now Deliverable
Octopus 8.1 Newsroom Computer System Now Deliverable
See Octopus on Booth SL7627 at NAB 2018, Las Vegas, April 9-12
Octopus Newsroom will debut version 8.1 of its industry-leading newsroom computer system to the American broadcast market at the April 9-12 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Exhibiting on booth SL7627 – South Hall, Lower – the company will be represented by Gene Sudduth (National Sales Director for North America), Gianluca Bertuzzi (Sales Manager for Latin America) and management teams from Europe and Asia.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 “IPConnect” API supporting industry standard 10Gb Network Interface Cards
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, will be demonstrating their API supporting industry standard 10Gb NICs for SMPTE 2022 software de-encapsulation of SDI video on stand SL9021 at NAB Show 2018.
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Telestream Unveils Unique Workflows and Processes that Ensure Video Quality from Creation to Delivery at NAB 2018
Telestream Unveils Unique Workflows and Processes that Ensure Video Quality from Creation to Delivery at NAB 2018
Streamlined workflows for content creation, packaging, QC, and live and on-demand streaming for content creators and distributors across the media production and distribution pipeline
At NAB 2018, on booth SL3316, Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will be demonstrating a range of solutions that seamlessly move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout. As processing and distribution of content in a multi-platform world becomes more complex, it’s never been more important to create efficiencies through automaton and leverage the scalability of the cloud and virtualization to maximize revenue.
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SIGGRAPH 2018 Seeks Submissions, Announces Program Expansions
SIGGRAPH 2018 Seeks Submissions, Announces Program ExpansionsSIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the call for submissions for the 45th conference as well as two program expansions. The conference will take place 12–16 August 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C.
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RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
Hardware and software provider to bring powerful and affordable solutions for applications ranging from TV and radio broadcast to Internet stations, government facilities and houses of worship
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, will demonstrate a line-up of “K.I.S.S.” solutions at NAB 2018. Each product focuses on the company’s mission to “Keep It Super Simple”, combining powerful but simple to use feature sets and functionality that insure high-quality production for TV, radio and Internet – on a budget that virtually anyone can afford. Demonstrations of RUSHWORKS’ products will be active in Booth SL 11216.
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IHSE to Demonstrate the Extension and Switching of Virtual and Augmented Reality Signals
IHSE to Demonstrate the Extension and Switching of Virtual and Augmented Reality Signals
Visit IHSE USA at ISE 2018, Stand 10-R135
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, IHSE will be introducing a game-changing solution to extend and switch immersive reality signals over long distances using Draco KVM systems. The new solution addresses growing interest in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) systems in a wide variety of pro AV market sectors; in corporate and education applications such as product design and prototyping; in situational training and advanced control environments; and in retail and leisure applications including cinemas, shops, and museums.
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Hungary's Largest Octopus System Accelerates Echo TV's Drive for News
Hungary's Largest Octopus System Accelerates Echo TV's Drive for News
See Octopus on Booth SL7627 at NAB 2018, Las Vegas, April 9-12
Hungarian television channel Echo TV is ramping up its news coverage with new people, new programmes and new facilities. Following a major technical upgrade, the channel recently went live from newly built ultra-modern production studios in Budapest. Spearheading its drive for greater creativity and efficiency, Echo TV chose a full-blown Octopus 8 newsroom computer system using almost all of the currently available modules. 80 concurrent user licenses have been purchased, making this the biggest Octopus installation in Hungary to date.
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Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokai University built a new 4K60p studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create world class 4K programming.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each input and much more.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live
Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook LiveFlorida International University Uses Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live Monarch H.264 encoders enable remote students to participate in on-campus activities.
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Ventuz Focuses on 3D Real-Time Content at ISE 2018
Ventuz Focuses on 3D Real-Time Content at ISE 2018
Ventuz Technology Gives Insight into the Possibilities of 3D Real-Time Content at ISE 2018
Software developer Ventuz Technology will focus their presence at ISE 2018 on 3D real-time content creation. Showing a variety of installations, the goal will be to demonstrate best content practices for interactive, mixed reality and multi-user setups.
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ATTO announces support for Apple® Release of the new iMac Pro
ATTO’s line of ThunderboltTM technology enabled products continue to revolutionize connectivity to storage
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today confirmed their continued commitment to the newly released line of product updates and innovations from Apple. With the powerful and new iMac Pro® now shipping, ATTO continues to support the new offerings from this industry leading manufacturer. "Our deep relationship with Apple over the last 30 years continues to drive our position as a leading force within the Apple community," said Timothy J. Klein, president and CEO at ATTO Technology.
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Pebble Beach Systems Marina Chosen for New Israeli Public Broadcaster
Pebble Beach Systems Marina Chosen for New Israeli Public Broadcaster
Marina controls playout for six transmission chains at re-equipped facility
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that its Marina automation has been chosen to provide content management, automation, and redundancy control for the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC). The IPBC is the new Israeli public broadcasting organization that replaces the IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority).
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Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale
Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale
Bundled Options, Services Save Customers More Than $3,000 on Select Models
Broadcast Pix™ today announced its Cyber-Switcher Sale, a year-end sales event featuring special pricing and on the company’s Flint™, Granite™, and Mica™ integrated production switchers. All systems ordered by Dec. 31 will include free options and technical support worth more than $3,000.
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Dalet Japan Expands Media Consultancy and Professional Services with New Solution Architect Appointment
Dalet Japan Expands Media Consultancy and Professional Services with New Solution Architect Appointment
Reona Yanagishita, expert in enterprise media workflow design and media asset management architecture, joins growing Dalet team in Tokyo
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced the addition of Reona Yanagishita to the Dalet Japan team. An expert in enterprise media workflows, Yanagishita steps into the Pre-Sales & Solution Architect position, spearheading workflow design and consultancy for Dalet’s Japan-based customers. A tech savvy expert and media industry veteran, Yanagishita brings over 10 years of experience that will strengthen Dalet’s strategic efforts in the Japanese market, and augment the value proposition to customers in the space of sports content and next-generation broadcast operations.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Investment in State-of-the-Art Camcorders Supports Clients' Expanding Requirements for Delivering 4K Productions to OTT Platforms
Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has greatly expanded its 4K and HDR capabilities with the purchase of five Sony PXW-Z450 camcorders, the first 4K shoulder-style cameras to join the Bexel rental inventory. Over the next year, Bexel will increase its investment to 20 of the Sony camcorders, which will see their first use for coverage of the upcoming events in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects
Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects
Essential plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC accelerates render speed by as much as 3X
Toolfarm, a leading global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D, and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, announced today the release and immediate availability of the new RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® CC (Mac and Windows), developed by Mekajiki. Accelerating render speeds by as much as 3X, RenderGarden leverages existing system hardware processing power to improve the speed of motion graphics and visual effects workflows.
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PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tv
PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tvmain.tv, one of Bavaria's leading regional broadcasters, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core playout system for its new high definition television service. Based in Aschafenburg, main.tv produces a wide range of programmes for viewers in Lower Franconia and across the Rhine-Main plain. The new system was supplied by VIDI GmbH, PlayBox Technology master distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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This Week Only: Save Up to 50% Off Top VFX Plug-ins from Boris FX
This Week Only: Save Up to 50% Off Top VFX Plug-ins from Boris FXEverything Boris FX has to offer is on sale for one week only! Streamline your workflow and add unlimited creative firepower with quick, time-saving VFX tools used by today's top editors, visual effects artists & motion graphics designers.
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FOR-A to Showcase at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo
FOR-A to Showcase at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo
FOR-A to Showcase Switcher, Server, Archiving Recorder & Graphics Tech at GV Expo
FOR-A® announces that it will highlight portable video switcher, video server, ClassX character generator, and LTO video archiving recorder solutions at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth 530 at the upcoming show, which takes place November 29-30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Rob Wentz Joins ASG To Manage Field Tech Operations
Rob Wentz Joins ASG To Manage Field Tech OperationsAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced Rob Wentz has joined the company, effective Oct. 9. His responsibilities include coordinating field technical services for clients in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York areas.
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Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
At EDUCAUSE 2017, Matrox to share insight on simple, affordable lecture capture and live streaming
At EDUCAUSE 2017 (Philadelphia, October 31 – November 3, booth 650), Matrox® Video will showcase its complete line of Matrox Monarch streaming and recording appliances, including the award-winning Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida
Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console Selected for Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida
M-5000 chosen for its flexibility, which allows professional users and volunteers to access its features at every level
Anthem Community Church in Gainesville, Florida, holds itself to a high standard of contemporary worship, matching its affiliated church, Atlanta-based North Point Ministries, which is among the largest churches in the U.S. High-energy music is a characteristic of both churches, so when Anthem built its new location, which opened in January 2017, it sought out the best professional audio systems possible. That included the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console as the hub of the church’s sound infrastructure.
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Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
Telestream news: Anica Flash automates editing workflows with Telestream
New automated workflows support diverse trailer production needs for the leading Italian TV & radio broadcasters; Frees editors to focus on creative decisions
Rome-based ANICA FLASH, the producer and distributor of movie trailers to a network of leading Italian TV and radio broadcasters, has automated its editing and graphics workflows using Telestream technology. Working with local channel partner, Allyn, ANICA FLASH has created a custom automated media processing workflow using Telestream Post Producer, Vantage and Vidchecker products.
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Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
With this launch, the artist-friendly Storyblocks offers even more to the creative community. Members save 60% on millions of new photos, vectors, and icons while contributors receive 100% commission.
Videoblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, announced today the launch of its new brand,Storyblocks, to make way for expansion into new content categories. Storyblocks added an image Marketplace with millions of photos in tandem with the rebrand—furthering its path of industry disruption. The new name exemplifies the one-stop-shop for digital storytelling that the company has become, bringing together its libraries of high-quality, affordable stock media. This new identity and image Marketplace advances the company’s mission of supporting the mass creative class.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Adobe Breaks New Ground in Video at IBC 2017
New Capabilities in Adobe Creative Cloud for Virtual Reality, Animation and Motion Graphics Empower All Video Creators; See it all at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services, to be showcased at IBC 2017. To help filmmakers and video professionals create standout content, Adobe will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock – all available later this year. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.
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Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
The new Bluefish444 “IPConnect” API supporting industry standard 10Gb Network Interface Cards can be seen at IBC 2017, Stand 7.J07
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, have developed and released an API supporting industry standard 10Gb NICs for SMPTE 2022 software de-encapsulation of SDI video.
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MAGIX Announces New VEGAS Pro 15 Available Now
MAGIX Announces New VEGAS Pro 15 Available Now
The new version of VEGAS Pro provides the ultimate flexible production environment with a modern look, innovative functionality, powerful plug-ins, and more.
MAGIX announces the availability of the latest update to the VEGAS family of products. VEGAS Pro 15 once again establishes the software as an innovation leader with new features both inside and out, and a fresh, innovative UI that accommodates your personal workflow for maximum productivity. A modern look, powerful plug-ins, cutting-edge hardware acceleration, and important productivity tools and features help you work faster and more efficiently than ever before.
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NewTV Upgrades to Full HD Production for City Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix
NewTV Upgrades to Full HD Production for City Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix
Emmy Award-winning Newton Media Center in Newton MA selects Mica 500 integrated switcher
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Newton Media Center (NewTV), the Emmy Award-winning community media center serving Newton, Mass., upgraded its City Hall meeting coverage last spring with a new Mica 500 integrated production switcher. The PEG (public, education, government) operation was recently provided with three HD channels by RCN, and now provides full HD coverage of its city council meetings.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more.
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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multiCAM Systems Elevates Integrated Production and Delivery for AV Environments at InfoComm Debut
Company will demonstrate rich array of fully and semi-automated systems to capture, record and stream presentations, lectures and live events
multiCAM Systems, a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, will introduce its complete range of integrated production systems for corporate, education and other AV verticals at its InfoComm debut.
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Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond
Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond
Saturday May 13, free event in Hollywood, free livestream, featuring VFX vets from film, TV, and spots including Guardians of the Galaxy, House of Cards, many more
On Saturday May 13 in Hollywood, and with a free worldwide livestream, the latest in the Blue Collar Post Collective's Post Talks series will take a closer look at the VFX pipeline from offline to artists to online and delivery. We'll talk about the collaboration between editorial and VFX houses on scripted content, promos and commercials, the importance of communication across departments, the different roles involved in this pipeline, and how to find jobs and succeed in them! This will be a great discussion for anyone in offline, online or VFX to understand how visual effects happen and discover jobs on both ends of the pipe they may not have known about before.
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Norwegian Football Debuts New On-Air & OTT Look Courtesy of RCS
Norwegian Football Debuts New On-Air & OTT Look Courtesy of RCS
RCS Collaborates with Fotball Media on Data-Driven Graphics for Eliteserien Rights Holders; Delivers New Graphics for Discovery Networks Norway’s Soccer Programming
The first round of this season’s live Norwegian Football matches recently hit TVs, mobile phones and other viewing platforms with elegant new graphics created by Reality Check Systems (RCS). Fotball Media, the Norwegian Football Federation’s broadcast arm, enlisted RCS ahead of the season to create a new data-driven graphics package that ensured consistent brand representation across Norwegian Football rights holders’ match programming. RCS also teamed with Discovery Networks Norway (DNN) to develop a complementary graphics package for its studio programming.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Portable Thunderbolt 3 broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB capture and playback solution!
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
See GPU accelerated 4K HDR workflows with Bluefish444 KRONOS and the Adobe Creative Cloud video tools at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at NAB Show 2017 utilising the all new Bluefish4444 KRONOS video, audio and data I/O card.
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RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
Object tracking solution, universal pan/tilt heads and a robotic camera dolly; all sport unique features, performance and cost-effectiveness to set them apart from the crowd
RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming, is demonstrating the latest tools in its arsenal of powerfully simple products at NAB 2017 in Booth SL12713. This year RUSHWORKS is enhancing it already robust range of technology solutions with: LOCKED ON, an object tracking solution that eliminates the need for video camera operators; the upgraded PTX Model 1 and 2 Universal PanTilt heads controlled from DMX and/or VISCA devices; SegmentR PRO, a robust utility that transcodes and optimizes multiple formats in a file-based workflow; and NEWSDOLLY, a robotic camera dolly that introduces dynamic PTZ camera motion and anchor tracking to news and other studio and stage productions.
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
Leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that it has partnered with Ross Video to offer the Ross XPression render engine as a graphics plug-in available within Pebble’s channel playout products. The XPression plugin, running onboard Pebble Beach System’s Dolphin and Orca integrated playout systems, will be demonstrated for the first time on NAB stand SL6320.
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Singular.Live Launches, Brings Personalized Graphics to OTT
Singular.Live Launches, Brings Personalized Graphics to OTT
Cloud-based platform combines live production and graphics tools into a web-based interface to simplify the creation and delivery of compelling video to consumer devices
Singular today announced the release of Singular.Live, a cloud-based platform for OTT that allows content producers to easily design, build, control and publish interactive graphics on top of live video feeds for delivery to a range of connected devices. Backed by investment partner Reality Check Systems, Singular.Live will be on display in Booth C8332 at NAB 2017, as well as at the LiveU Booth C2617.
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FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion Camera
FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super  Slow-motion Camera
Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system and RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut the next generation high-speed full 4K camerain its FT-ONE series, the FT-ONE-LS-12G. Designed specifically for fast-paced sporting events, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers high-quality image performance, even in low light conditions that are often found in sports stadium venues and can prove troublesome for most high-frame-rate cameras.
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Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized Playout on IBM Bluemix Public Cloud at NAB
Pebble Beach Systems to Showcase Virtualized Playout on IBM Bluemix Public Cloud at NABAt NAB 2017, on booth SL 6320, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will demonstrate its Orca virtualized playout system running on the IBM Bluemix public cloud service. NAB attendees will be able to see a live deployment and hosting of multiple IP channels originating from IBM’s San Jose datacenter.
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ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
Seamless production automation and streaming delivery workflow powers new multimedia offering for web, OTT and mobile audiences
ENCO Systems and StreamGuys announced today that Bahamas-based ILTV Studios has launched a new, online visual radio channel, powered by ENCO’s comprehensive automation platform and StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming media delivery service.
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Streamstar X2 Brings X-traordinary Live Production and Streaming at X-tremely Affordable Price
Streamstar X2 Brings X-traordinary Live Production and Streaming at X-tremely Affordable Price
New system provides path to smarter, faster, easier broadcasting on a budget
Streamstar®, award-winning developer of advanced live production and streaming tools, is making x-tremely affordable broadcasting available to those with even the most modest budgets with the launch of Streamstar X2, an x-traordinary live production and streaming studio. Streamstar X2 is designed to bring a reasonably priced broadcast system to organizations with less demanding requirements, such as individual schools, single churches or local sports clubs. Streamstar X2 will be introduced at NAB 2017 with the world’s first live demonstrations to be conducted in Booth SL 6124.
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NEP Becomes First Company to Purchase TSL's New MPA1 Solo SDI Monitoring Products
NEP Becomes First Company to Purchase TSL's New MPA1 Solo SDI Monitoring Products
NEP UK installs 14 units in new state of the art OB truck
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced that NEP UK, part of one the largest providers of live event solutions in the world, has become the first company to purchase the recently-announced MPA1 Solo SDI monitoring product. NEP UK is currently installing 14 MPA1 Solo SDI units in a brand new OB truck destined to cover sporting events.
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multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
In addition to showcasing its artificial intelligence and automated graphics capabilities, multiCAM Systems will demonstrate how tightening the Visual Radio and social media connection can engage and build online audiences
multiCAM Systems, an integrated video production specialist serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, has enhanced its fully automated Visual Radio solution, MULTICAM RADIO, in advance of the 2017 NAB Show, where representatives will demonstrate key new features and benefits across its own booth (N8513) and two partner booths (RCS at N2519; Wheatstone at N6531).
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ToolsOnAir Continues to Drive Broadcast Innovation
ToolsOnAir Continues to Drive Broadcast InnovationMore than a decade ago, ToolsOnAir introduced the world to a new generation of broadcast workflow. The debut of their "TV Station in a Mac" delivered the tools of professional video broadcast workflow - previously only available in costly, proprietary black-box systems - to the robust, affordable, and ubiquitous MacOS, signaling the emergence of a new breed of modern and agile video broadcaster.
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Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland VR-4HD switcher adds Still Capture and Creation capabilities.
Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular VR-4HD AV and Streaming Switcher. The Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the VR-4HD RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3-size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available.
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GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design Infrastructure
GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design InfrastructureBlackmagic Design today announced that Ghana’s largest private television broadcaster has completed an upgrade of its studio and outside broadcast facilities to support Ultra HD 4K production. The solution for GH One’s solution was built around 12G-SDI broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design.
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Broadcast Pix Debuts BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Controlled from Anywhere
Broadcast Pix Debuts BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Controlled from Anywhere
New Switchers Feature Enhanced BPNet, Hybrid SDI/IP I/O and Built-In NewBlue CG; Controlled from Anywhere by Tablets, Phones, and Panels
Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new BPswitch™ family of integrated video production switchers, which feature the industry’s first control-over-IP from anywhere by tablets, phones, and panels. Now, a corporate, government, school, or religious live broadcast can be controlled from a control room, the audience, another city, or even from home. Plus, broadcasters can control a remote unmanned studio affordably. The new switchers have enhanced BPNet™, hybrid SDI and IP I/O, streaming, NewBlueNTX graphics, optional robotic camera control, and are 4K upgradeable. The company will demonstrate its new switchers at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721) on April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions
Matrox cards add 4K along with SDI & IP interoperability to SMART+ integrated ingest, playout, and graphics ecosystem
Matrox® Video today announced that HARDATA® Corp, a premier developer of TV and radio workflow solutions, has incorporated the Matrox DSX LE4 LP multi-SDI video cards and Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards into its SMART+ 9440 and 9440 IP integrated channel-in-a-box (CIAB) solutions.
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TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Solo SDI Audio Monitor
TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Solo SDI Audio Monitor
Compact and lightweight design featuring ‘scroll-to-hear’ monitoring of all SDI embedded audio, with front panel control and remote web interface.
TSL Products, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, today announced the immediate availability of the all-new MPA1 Solo SDI audio monitor. Part of the MPA (Monitor Plus Audio) range, the MPA1 Solo SDI provides users with an intuitive yet flexible audio monitoring tool that enables users to view all 16 embedded channels simultaneously while allowing any channel to be selected for monitoring. The MPA1 Solo SDI will be showcased at NAB on booth N5615.
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
New Application Offers Faster File Conversion, Simple Interface, and Customizable Features to Streamline Transcoding Workflow
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released PrimeTranscoder™, a new video-transcoding application for Mac® users. PrimeTranscoder offers GPU acceleration, a simple interface, and many other features that make it more robust than any other transcoding application at its price point.
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Imagine Communications Debuts Software-Only Version of Next-Gen Compression Platform
Imagine Communications Debuts Software-Only Version of Next-Gen Compression Platform
Selenio One XC high video quality transcoder is deployable on virtualized or cloud environments and COTS appliances
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, introduced Selenio™ One XC, a software-only addition to the company’s next-generation multipurpose compression platform, which offers media companies a single platform for performing a range of encoding, transcoding and related processing operations. Selenio One XC, optimized for both primary and secondary distribution, enables content owners and video service providers to improve operational efficiencies by delivering more channels over existing distribution infrastructures.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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Dalet Expands Choices for Broadcasters and Content Producers
Dalet Expands Choices for Broadcasters and Content Producers
Solutions for Media Workflows Orchestration That Streamline Program Preparation, Unified News Operations, Multimedia Radio, Post-Production and Multi-Platform Distribution
Dalet Digital Media Systems will be presenting the evolutions of its range of solutions at NAB 2017, from April 24th through April 27th, on booth SL6210. Based on the Dalet Galaxy orchestration and asset management platform, these solutions help streamline a variety of workflows including: Programs & Promos management, Multi-Platform distribution, Unified News Operations, Sports highlights & magazines, Post-Production and Multimedia radio.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix Switchers
Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced an agreement with NewBlue, an innovative titling and video effects company based in San Diego, to include its high-end CG engine in Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. Titler Live powered by NewBlueFX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its new graphics capabilities at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Cinegy Harnesses the Power of NVIDIA GPUs
Cinegy Harnesses the Power of NVIDIA GPUsIn the broadcast world, “big data” is literally that, and much more. According to Cinegy Head of Product Management Lewis Kirkaldie, who spoke at Cinegy’s annual Techcon conference in Munich, “It should more commonly be called ‘really big data.’”
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Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at WonderCon
Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at WonderConLeftchannel’s animated short “Fred” embraces an opportunity to screen again at Part 2 of the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival this week, just a few months after the festival’s first screening at LACMA this past December. The upcoming screening will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of WonderCon, the sister festival of Comic-Con, with more screenings anticipated at other festivals this year as well, including Comic-Con in San Diego.
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DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersDirector of Photography John Kelleran shot season eight of the Travel Channel’s popular HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE show with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. With several episodes of season eight already broadcast, the remainder of the season will resume in September 2017. HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE is a reality television program in which struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
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Cellnex equips its Labs with ATEME’s TITAN File
Cellnex equips its Labs with ATEME’s TITAN FileATEME, a global leader in video compression solutions for broadcast, has announced that Cellnex Telecom has deployed ATEME’s Titan File multi-codec and multi-format video transcoding software in its Spanish operation. The solution was supplied by TmediaT, an ATEME partner, and is designed for bandwidth-efficient content transcoding up to 4K.
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Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic Design
Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that China’s Wuhan TV installed a Blackmagic Design workflow incorporating a number of Blackmagic Design products for its first full HD studio, including Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, Teranex 2Ds, Universal Videohub 72, SmartScope Duo and various OpenGear Converters.
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AJA HELO Simplifies Streaming and Recording for Media Apex Productions Live Event Productions
AJA HELO Simplifies Streaming and Recording for Media Apex Productions Live Event ProductionsFrom Reggae on the River to the Enchanted Forest Gathering, live streaming has become a new norm on the music festival circuit, opening up doors for Humboldt, CA-based video production company Media Apex Productions whose sweet spot is multi-camera live production. With a full project slate planned for the year spanning music festivals and other events that require live streams and archives, the company recently updated its workflow with an AJA HELO for H.264 streaming and recording.
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Imagine Communications Initiates Next-Generation Playout for Abu Dhabi Media
Imagine Communications Initiates Next-Generation Playout for Abu Dhabi Media
Cloud-native business continuity solution provides model for fully virtualized playout and delivery infrastructure
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has successfully implemented a business continuity playout site, with full premium channel functionality, for Abu Dhabi Media (ADM). The disaster recovery solution uses Imagine Communications' playout, automation and other software products running on du's Media Cloud platform. du is one of the leading ICT service providers in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to providing ADM with a cost-efficient and fully functional disaster recovery facility, the cloud-based deployment has prompted the media company to revitalize its premises-based playout operations to match the performance and flexibility of the new cloud-based facilities.
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Matrox® Announces Maevex™ 6150: Quad-4K Capable Encoding Appliance
Matrox® Announces Maevex™ 6150: Quad-4K Capable Encoding Appliance
Quad encoder appliance allows top-quality 4K streaming & recording functionality, enhanced with zero-latency pass-through
Following the customer, partner, and media enthusiasm seen after releasing the Matrox® Maevex™ 6100 series of multi-stream 4K products, Matrox Graphics is today unveiling an all-new multi-4K capable stand-alone encoding appliance. The Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance affords the full feature set of the Maevex 6100 quad encoder PCI Express® card, delivering industry-leading quad 4K capture plus multiple encodes to stream and/or record at low bit rates. Offering four or more channels simultaneously, the Maevex 6150 provides an all-in-one, dual density form factor with the additional IO befitting an appliance.
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Saudi Media City Co. Chooses Pebble Beach Systems' Automation Solution for New Broadcasting Center
Saudi Media City Co. Chooses Pebble Beach Systems' Automation Solution for New Broadcasting CenterSaudi Media City Co. (SHAMAS) has chosen to install an automation system from leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems. From its new state of the art headquarters in Riyadh --featuring a fully-equipped broadcasting center, SHAMAS acts as a service provider for commercial channels broadcasting to the region.
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro Media
PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro MediaCelebro Media, one of Europe's leading creative television production companies, has chosen a complete playout solution from PlayBox Technology to power a new channel for a major Middle East broadcaster. The system comprises AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo and SafeBox Neo and was recently installed at the company's London studios.
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Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Playful Cartoons Combine Practical Information with Captivating Visuals to Communicate Product Features and Installation Possibilities for Best in Class Series of Amplifier Products
Powersoft, a leading manufacturer of advanced power amplification technology, recently launched a playful — yet informative and practical — video campaign designed to inform new and existing customers of its latest series of groundbreaking amplifiers: Quattrocanali. The international campaign, which utilizes cartoons in a clever and informative narrative visual context, consists of four separate videos, each honing in on a key concept of the campaign's messaging: 'Seamless Integration', 'Effortless Installation', 'Greener Earth', and an 'overview' of the line.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playout
Freeview Thailand deploys Cinegy Air PRO Bundles for multi-channel playoutCinegy today announced that Thailand’s Next Step direct-to-home Freeview HD platform has deployed multiple Cinegy Air PRO Bundles, a comprehensive, IP-based software suite for automated SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout for their multi-channel playout offering. Next Step, a multi-channel operator and distributor in Thailand, launched its free-to-air HD platform in late 2015, and has grown exponentially since, with the potential to provide HD programming to approximately 67 million people throughout the country.
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Malaysia’s Media Prima Television Network Successfully Goes on Air with Pebble Beach Systems
Malaysia’s Media Prima Television Network Successfully Goes on Air with Pebble Beach Systems
TV3, 8TV, NTV7 and TV9 Now Rely on Pebble's Marina Automation and Dolphin Integrated Channel Devices
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Media Prima Television Network, the leading media company in Malaysia, has just transitioned its old legacy automation systems to a new infrastructure based on Dolphin, Pebble's compact and cost-effective integrated channel device, and Marina, the company's powerful centralized ingest, content management and multi-channel automation solution.
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City of Durham Takes First Step Toward HD Production with Broadcast Pix
City of Durham Takes First Step Toward HD Production with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Durham, N.C., has upgraded to a Granite™ 1000 integrated production switcher for coverage of its bi-monthly city council and monthly planning commission meetings. Vivian Cruz-O’Doherty, government television manager in the city’s Office of Public Affairs, said the new switcher is Durham’s first step toward upgrading its meeting coverage to HD production.
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wTVision launches ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud with the support of ATEME
wTVision launches ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud with the support of ATEMEwTVision, in partnership with ATEME, has just demonstrated a fully hosted cloud playout system, based on Amazon Web Services Infrastructure. ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud is based on the latest version of wTVision’s playout automation solution and will open up a complete new range of possibilities for broadcasters worldwide.
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NAB 2017 Preview: OCTOPUS Newsroom
NAB 2017 Preview: OCTOPUS NewsroomOCTOPUS Newsroom, the world's leading producer of computer newsroom systems, will demonstrate the full feature set of its Octopus 8 newsroom solution at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. "Octopus provides all the capabilities television, radio and online journalists need to operate as a team or individually, whether working at a single site, distributed sites or on location," comments Gene Sudduth, national sales director for North America.
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Arcade's Jeff Ferruzzo Edits Endearing Storylines in New Commercial Campaign for Raymond James
Arcade's Jeff Ferruzzo Edits Endearing Storylines in New Commercial Campaign for Raymond JamesThe profound stages of a human being’s life are celebrated in Raymond James’ newest commercial campaign, edited by Arcade’s Jeff Ferruzzo. With “Doors,” transitions take a couple from marriage and a newborn to career changes and family events, asserting a unity between themselves and Raymond James in planning their life and their finances. “Kevin” is a retrospective on a boy’s progression in the world while navigating through school, jobs, love and embracing his eventual role as a family man. The lovable spots are tributes to the undeniable potential of one’s success when guided by Raymond James’s “trusted advice, for life.”
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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nick’s New Look and Feel Comes as Net Is Experiencing Creative and Ratings Surge
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make the world a more playful place. Created with global branding and creative agency Superestudio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nick’s new look focuses on the power of imagination via an array of kids interacting with the real world and Nick’s beloved characters in surprising and surreal mixes of live-action and graphics.
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Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
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Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed with New FOR-A Switcher
Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed with New FOR-A Switcher
NAB Introductions to Include Low-Cost Switcher with Ability to Support up to 10 Inputs and Seven 4K Outputs
At NAB Show 2017, FOR-A will introduce the HVS-490 live HD/4K-UHD multiple effects production switcher; HVS-100TB2 interface; MBP-200TB2 SDI Gateway with Thunderbolt™ interface; and FVW-700 HD/4K-UHD telestrator. Held from April 22-27 this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, FOR-A will exhibit in NAB booth C5117.
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Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE Loader
Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE LoaderThinkbox Software today released a beta version of the XMesh loader for NUKE, supporting versions 7 and up of The Foundry’s NUKE. XMesh is a production-proven geometry caching plug-in designed to streamline animation and visual effects pipelines that is currently available off-the-shelf for Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The XMesh NUKE loader allows NUKE users to load saved XMesh data from 3ds Max or Maya into NUKE for rendering.
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RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
24 RCS Mobile Workstations Hit the Field to Facilitate Dynamic On-Air Graphics for Gameday Coverage
In anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled for February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Reality Check Systems (RCS) has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFLN to enliven remote studio shows and gameday broadcasts. This marks the ninth successive year that RCS technology has been used to support graphics for the big game, and this year's arsenal includes 18 Bullets, one Twitter Bullet, a custom touchscreen and four tailored systems that will be used to splash compelling graphics across live Super Bowl coverage and pre- and post-game shows.
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