LiveU Brings Ballito Pro International Surf Event Live to a Global Audience

Date: 05/07/2018
LiveU Brings Ballito Pro International Surf Event Live to a Global Audience
Ballito Pro, and its production team White Hot Media, have partnered with LiveU to provide dynamic live coverage of the world’s longest professional surfing event taking place annually on the KwaDukuza coast in South Africa. LiveU’s portable LU600 HEVC units were used to provide comprehensive coverage of the main surfing competition and different aspects of the event, including extreme sports and music concerts, soaking up the 14-day event’s unique festival atmosphere. The event, presented by Billabong, was streamed live every day to the World Surf League website and Facebook page, which has over six million followers.
Roaming cameras with LiveU units were used on the beach, around the different venues, and even on a jet ski to capture the surfers riding the waves close up. LiveU facilitated more layers to the production with various multiple shots streamed live every day.
Greg Kitto, Producer, Ballito Pro, said, “In the past, we were limited by fiber connectivity which meant we weren’t free to roam around. In this 50th edition celebratory year, we were determined to bring more of the event to our followers around the world. LiveU’s bonded cellular technology has offered us greater portability and reliability, enabling us to stream high quality video from new angles. The images have been amazing, enabling our viewers to experience all aspects of the festival online. We took the production to the water for the first time ever in a World Surf League QS 10 000 event and were able to show the beauty of Ballito from the surfers point of view. 2018 saw us increase our online viewers and attracted new TV audiences, with live feeds used by the international media.”
The international surf competition attracts The World Surf League’s top ranked performers, together with the cream of South Africa’s men, women and junior surfers for the 14 day festival of high performance action in the waves of Willard.
Yaal Eshel, VP Sales, LiveU, said, “We’re delighted to have an important contribution in this amazing sporting event in South Africa. Ballito Pro has all the ingredients for engaging an online audience, with its beautiful scenery, music, atmosphere and world-class surfing competition. Seeing the feed from our LU600 HEVC streaming live from the jet ski truly illustrates the power of the live experience.”


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Desktop Software v15 introduces support for KONA 5, the latest generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA desktop I/O product line. The update adds interoperability for KONA 5 with a range of creative applications from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Telestream and others via AJA’s integrated application plug-ins and drivers.

Tags: AJA | v15 | KONA | Io | T-TAP
Submitted by Raz Public Relations
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AJA Ships KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I O Posted: 14/11/2018
AJA Ships KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I O

Today at Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems announced that KONA 5 is now shipping. The next generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA line, KONA 5 is a video and audio I/O card supporting the latest 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring video connections, designed for workstations or Thunderbolt™ 3-connected chassis. KONA 5 enables single-cable 4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows with the most popular creative applications on macOS, Windows, and Linux. For Developers using the AJA SDK, KONA 5 also offers advanced features including multi-channel 4K I/O and 8K 60p support.

Tags: AJA | KONA 5
Submitted by Raz Public Relations
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Boothbay Region Community Television Reignites Itself through Live Streaming with Cablecast Community Media Platform Posted: 14/11/2018
Boothbay Region Community Television Reignites Itself through Live Streaming with Cablecast Community Media Platform

First established in 1995 as an ad hoc committee of the Boothbay Harbor town government, Boothbay Region Community Television (BRCTV) inspires, educates and facilitates video and filmmaking not only in the Boothbay Region, but across the entire state of Maine. When the station set out to refresh and reinvent itself last year with an emphasis on live streaming, they chose the Cablecast Community Media platform and Cablecast Reflect cloud-based stream delivery service from Tightrope Media Systems as the linchpins of its operations.

Tags: cablecast | media | community television
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EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft Montreal Posted: 14/11/2018
EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft Montr and eacute;al

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, is helping UbiSoft Montreal meet the demands of live capture, editing and real-time playback of up to 4K content with its enterprise EditShare XStream EFS 450 shared storage solutions and integrated EditShare Geevs video servers which support up to 4 concurrent ingest and playout streams. “We have a different set up from the typical capture or montage studio. First, our montage studio is larger than the average. With over 3,500 people on staff, we have a lot of different connections and workflow demands,” says Michel Forbes, System Administrator, Ubisoft Montreal. “One of the key workflows is live capture, edit and real-time video playback. This is the defacto workflow for many teams; the complexity of managing such a large operation and heavy project load requires a high degree of organization and system performance. We researched the options and found EditShare to be versatile enough to meet the requirements with the performance necessary to support the nuances and needs of these demanding productions.”

Tags: editshare | shared storage | post production | ubisoft
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KINGS PLACE OPTS FOR PANASONIC CAMERAS FOR ITS FLEXIBLE EVENT SPACE Posted: 14/11/2018
KINGS PLACE OPTS FOR PANASONIC CAMERAS FOR ITS FLEXIBLE  EVENT SPACE

Kings Place, an independently funded arts and conference centre in London has integrated Panasonic broadcast cameras into its event space.

Tags: Kings Place | Panasonic | Barbican | AW-HE130 | Theroyalacademyofmusic
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