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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER VIDEO OVER IP VIDEO CONTRIBUTION At NAB, Aviwest launched the DMNG Laptop, a newsgathering application that is compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro laptop. By integrating an H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC encoder into a MacBook Pro, the DMNG Laptop is said to “reduce the amount of equipment required for newsgathering” and “improve broadcast video quality, enabling high-quality streaming.” Aviwest chief executive Erwan Gasc said “Broadcasters today need to minimize the amount of equipment they’re carrying in the field and encode video in a way that enables crystal- clear streaming, without any latency. Our new DMNG Laptop application resolves these common challenges, allowing broadcasters to stay ahead of the competition by getting live videos and recordings on-air quicker than ever, with better video quality.” Users can receive video content from a range of sources, including the built-in camera and external SDI/HDMI cameras. VR At NAB Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and VideoStitch showcased a virtual reality (VR) set-up that was tested by Sky Italia during coverage of a basketball game. Segments of the trial were shown as part of Viaccess-Orca’s “Virtual Arena” demo in Las Vegas. “Viaccess-Orca offers the industry’s most complete solution for premium 360-degree live and on-demand streaming, providing a level of flexibility, immersiveness, and content protection that is simply not available anywhere else,” said Alain Nochimowski, executive vice president of innovation at Viaccess-Orca. “Partnering with Sky Italia and our technology partners on the trial, we look forward to bringing a virtual reality experience to the home very soon.” 32 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 113 MAY 2016 LiveU has adopted NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI) standard for its LU2000 bonded video transceiver. The NDI- enabled LU2000 will be recognisable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. The integration will enable broadcasters to receive their feeds over IP networks directly from the LiveU LU2000 bonded video transceiver, including the automatic discovery of available feeds. With NDI, broadcasters can also implement a remote production setup with multiple cameras equipped with LiveU field units that communicate back to the studio. Panasonic and Canon have jointly developed a gateway for sending 4K and HD baseband video over IP networks. The VoIP Gateway converts 4K/60p baseband signals into IP packets and uses TICO compression to enable transmission of up to three channels of 4K/60p on a single 10GbE cable. At NAB it was trialled using a 10Gb Ethernet cable that connected the Panasonic booth to the Canon booth with each having a 4K camera, and Panasonic hosting a 4K video server. The set-up affords two- channel 4K/60p signals or eight-channel HD signals in a 1U size complying with SMPTE 2022, SMPTE 2059 and SMPTE RDD 35, as well as time-synchronisation through the IP network.