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Magine Pro and Appear partner to transform and optimize S...

Appear, the global leader in media processing and delivery technology, and Magine Pro, the platform for B2B managed services for OTT, have been chosen by Sappa to transform its OTT linear distribution media workflow to include fully on-premise transcoding. Sappa has migrated its existing cloud-based workflow to Appear’s NEO20 on-premise live transc...

Submitted by Katya Pristiyanti
Published 17 April 2023

PSSI Global Services deploys Appear X Platform for REMI c...

Appear, the global leader in media processing and delivery technology, has been chosen by PSSI Global Services to deliver contribution backhaul for REMI-based productions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®). PSSI Global Services will launch Appear’s X Platform for its global distribution of UFC coverage, beginning in May 2023. Appear’...

Submitted by Katya Pristiyanti
Published 17 April 2023

Using Modern Technology at Envy Provides a View into the...

As Jai Cave, ENVY’s technical operations director put it, “in a way, we are the cloud to our customers and partners.”ENVY’s use of modern technology, including remote edit capabilities and their expansive use of Signiant Media Shuttle, enables them to collaborate with customers and partners around the world, and made the transition to remote work d...

Submitted by Michael Darer
Published 09 December 2020

Why Renting is the New Buying

To rent or to buy? This has long been a topic of debate in the world of property, with people having to choose between spending virtually all of their money up front or giving their money away each month with little chance of seeing a return. How does this apply to the media and entertainment sector? Well, the need to constantly evolve to stay ahea...

Submitted by Ed Tischler
Published 26 March 2020

The Importance of Audio Production Systems

Large-scale entertainment programming presents a unique set of challenges for broadcasters. Often extremely high-profile keystones of a broadcaster’s schedule and increasingly billed as live ‘event television’, as well as delivering the very best audio quality they demand a huge degree of flexibility and agility in terms of their production. With m...

Submitted by Tom Knowles
Published 26 March 2020

Why Routing Control

Routing control sits at the very heart of all advanced control systems. A well-configured system that manages signal routes throughout a facility and groups multi-level actions into a single control surface allows for much richer and focused production. Using one-touch panels, operators could route video, audio and data signals between the various...

Submitted by Mark Davies
Published 26 March 2020

New Year, New Decade, New Rig

Some time ago I was fortunate enough to take part in a track day at Oulton Park, driving a souped up BMW M4. It was completely insane. Literally the most powerful car I’ve ever driven. From 0-60 in 4 seconds or something like that. I’m not Jeremy Clarkson so I can’t remember the exact figure. Anyway it was a really great experience, and something I...

Submitted by Alex Macleod
Published 27 January 2020

REVIEW Canon UJ111x8_3B UHD Lens

Shooting in ultra high definition and high dynamic range has become the preferred option for all television productions with a potentially long commercial life. The hir-ing charge and indeed the outright purchase cost of cameras of this standard are not significantly greater than those of high definition standard dynamic range models. With half the...

Submitted by Andy McKenzie
Published 10 September 2019

Why MADI is Still Relevant

While the original idea for MADI was to cater to a very narrow recording studio application, the standard remains a viable go-to multichannel audio technology. Beginning as a standard in 1991, MADI was first introduced to the world as digital production was beginning to come of age. MADI was put together in 1988 by Solid State Logic, AMS-Neve, Sony...

Submitted by Stephen Brownsill
Published 10 September 2019

The World of 12G 4K/UHD Processing

Technology moves fast and when it comes to audio and video broadcasting, there is always room for improvements in audio and video quality and ease of production. One of the main goals of broadcasters and content providers today is to create an immersive experience for the viewers, giving them the feeling of being part of the viewed content. The 4K/...

Submitted by Varun Patel
Published 16 July 2019

NAB 2019 Highlights

The NAB Show in Las Vegas never loses its capacity to surprise. With NHK already transmitting in 8K and the Tokyo Olympics just a year away, this might have been the year that 8K equipment prices descended from the stratosphere to just plain expensive. The main trends at NAB 2019 were an increasing focus on HD-HDR, Media-over-IP and 4K. 8K was pret...

Submitted by Paul MacKenzie
Published 04 June 2019

Canon EOS C300 MkII Camera Review

Canon described the EOS C300 Mark II at its launch as 'a game-changer for creative film-making'. What interested me was whether the camera's impressive feature set, compact size and very aggressive price point matched the needs of the video production market. Key features At the front end of the camera is a Super 35mm CMOS sensor capturing Full HD...

Submitted by Andy McKenzie
Published 04 June 2019

BSC Expo 2019 Report

BSC Expo returned to the Battersea Evolution on Friday February 1st and Saturday 2nd. It is a busy and friendly event though this year in need of some temperature control: exhibitors around the entrance area were uncomfortably aware of the wintry conditions outside and the main hall was in need of cooling. BenQ showed examples from its range of mon...

Submitted by Paul MacKenzie
Published 21 March 2019

Living LIVE at BVE with Ross Video

KitPlus’ Jon Pratchett chats to Stuart Russell, Ross Video, in the BVE studio. Covering customer partnerships and loyalty, pain points, growth, industry trends, pace of IP adoption, 12g SDI technologies, UHD / HDR, 8k, AI and we try to get a hint of new products on the horizon... Well I’m here at BVE with Stuart Russel. Stuart, is Ross Video a bit...

Submitted by Jon Pratchett
Published 21 March 2019

The way forward in a changing world

The broadcast and media industries are evolving in all areas to adapt to the challenges of competition from OTT, changing user viewing habits, technological advances in image resolution, dynamic range and colour rendition as well as embracing new video over IP infrastructures. Test and measurement equipment manufacturers also have to evolve to supp...

Submitted by Alan Wheable
Published 21 March 2019