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ATEM Constellation 8K Used For Live Production At Country Musics WE Fest Posted: 07/11/2019
ATEM Constellation 8K Used For Live Production At Country Musics WE Fest

Blackmagic Design today announced that its ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher was used as part of an Ultra HD 12G-SDI and fiber live production workflow at WE Fest, the largest country music festival in the United States and the longest running in the world.

Now in its 37th year, the three day festival took place in Detroit Lakes, MN, in August 2019 with performances from stars such as Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, LeAnn Rimes and more.

The ATEM Constellation 8K is the heart of a new flypack from Pennsylvania based full service video production company Upstage Video, which also includes Blackmagic Design’s Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 router, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and more. Built specifically for the concert touring and music festival industry, the Ultra HD 12G-SDI and fiber flypack was responsible for switching and video distribution for WE Fest’s two 17’ x 27’ on stage screens and 12’ x 21’ front of house screen, as well as for closed circuit distribution and simulcasts in the VIP campsites and vendor areas.

“What’s unique about this flypack is that its modular design allows it to break into three racks with the director’s rack sitting front of house,” explained Upstage Video’s Project Manager Greg Brown. “In the U.S., most directors are typically set up backstage, while U.K. directors typically sit front of house so they can see lighting, etc. However, in the U.S., we’ve been seeing a trend where more and more directors prefer front of house because they want to have the energy from the show and the audience, which is hard to get backstage. It was important for us to develop a flypack that could easily provide a front of house director position with engineering backstage.”

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Swiss Pay TV Network Expands Live Sports Broadcasting with Blackmagic Design Posted: 29/10/2019
Swiss Pay TV Network Expands Live Sports Broadcasting with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that Teleclub, Switzerland’s leading Pay TV network, has implemented an UltraHD video playout system, built around a Blackmagic Design 12G infrastructure, to support an increased volume of linear and pay per view (PPV) live sports channels.

The network recently expanded its output to offer more than 83 channels, including eight in Ultra HD, broadcasting in German, French and Italian, and covering a wide range of sports including top flight European and national football leagues, ice hockey and others via its IPTV platform.

“We needed to double Teleclub’s capacity to feed additional HD and UHD PPV channels, studio production facilities, as well as additional commentary and graphics elements,” explains Remo Val, system and software engineer, Teleclub. “When we considered our UltraHD requirements, it was clear that a single link 12G-SDI network would ensure we had enough capacity in our server rooms and keep cabling and signal distribution hubs as streamlined as possible.”

18 ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K have been installed, with each one serving two of the HD or UltraHD channels, with a separate M/E attributed to each channel. Each switcher is paired with a video/CG server, developed inhouse at Teleclub using DeckLink Quad 2 capture cards and Caspar CG, for live video playout.

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Fifty Fifty adds second Baselight grading suite Posted: 21/10/2019
Fifty Fifty adds second Baselight grading suite

Leading London boutique post house Fifty Fifty has added a second Baselight grading suite as part of its expansion programme. With the growing interest in top end content for broadcast and streaming, both suites are equipped for 4K and HDR Ultra HD, and certified for Dolby Vision grading and delivery.

 
Originally a short-form house, Fifty Fifty is now best known for its broadcast work. As well as an ambitious expansion into a fourth building next to its original Soho base, to drive future creative and commercial growth, Fifty Fifty has recruited experienced long-form colourist Joe Stabb to run both the department and the new suite.
 
“Our boutique size enables us to offer agile, bespoke solutions,” said Cara Kotschy, managing director of Fifty Fifty. “The addition of beautifully styled and Dolby Vision accredited Baselight suites is a strategic move to put us at the forefront of technology and deliver our strategy within the high-end programming market. Baselight is a name that almost every single client will recognise and trust.”
 
Today, the majority of Fifty Fifty’s OTT deliverables are in HDR, so it is incredibly important that they have the confidence to deliver this new technology. The new suite matches the existing room technically, based on a Baselight TWO workstation with a Blackboard control surface. Fifty Fifty also use Baselight plug-ins in their editorial rooms and Flame VFX.
Tags: FilmLight | Fifty Fifty | Baselight | grading suite | colourist | Joe Stabb | 4K | HDR Ultra HD | Cara Kotschy | Dolby Vision | Blackboard control | Flame VFX | colour science | colour artist | interoperability | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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AJA Unveils HDR Image Analyzer 12G at IBC 2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Unveils HDR Image Analyzer 12G at IBC 2019

AJA Video Systems announced the new HDR Image Analyzer 12G, bringing 12G-SDI connectivity to its powerful real-time HDR monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The new product streamlines 4K/UltraHD HDR monitoring and analysis workflows by supporting the latest high-bandwidth 12G-SDI connectivity.

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Front and Center Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design Posted: 20/08/2019
Front and Center Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that critically acclaimed television concert series “Front and Center” used a full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow to produce several episodes of its ninth season, which were live streamed to Facebook Live and delivered in SDR for public television and HDR10 for DIRECTV. The episodes, which included virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Gary Clark Jr., were shot using URSA Broadcasts, Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, and switched using an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio 4K Mini Posted: 12/08/2019
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio 4K Mini
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio 4K Mini, a new capture and playback solution for Thunderbolt 3 computers with 12GSDI, HDMI, analog video and audio connections that lets customers build solutions for editing, color grading, live broadcast graphics, archiving from traditional broadcast decks and live internet streaming.
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Magewell Heading to IBC2019 with Rapidly-Expanding Portfolio for Evolving Production and Distribution Workflows Posted: 08/08/2019
Magewell Heading to IBC2019 with Rapidly-Expanding Portfolio for Evolving Production and Distribution Workflows

Nanjing, China: Magewell has amped up its product lines over the past year, as the award-winning video interface innovator expands its portfolio with more solutions that help video production and AV professionals maximize the benefits of software-defined and IP-based media workflows. The company will showcase the fruits of these efforts in stand 8.A84 at the IBC2019 exhibition (September 13-17 in Amsterdam).

Tags: NDI | converter | conversion | IP | network | capture | video capture | live | streaming | encoder | decoder | hardware | recorder | recording | encoding | broadcast | professional AV | HDMI | Magewell | IBC2019 | IBC 2019 | production | SDI | USB | OEM | M.2 | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Delivers Ultra HD Coverage for Defqon.1 Dance Festival Posted: 06/08/2019
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Delivers Ultra HD Coverage for Defqon.1 Dance Festival
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dutch hardstyle dance festival Defqon.1 relied on a live production workflow featuring the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K for Ultra HD live production.
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Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools Posted: 29/05/2019
Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools

Magewell is continuing to add customer value to its market-leading video capture devices with the introduction of three free software tools. Magewell Bridge for NDI(r) enables users to convert source video into NDI streams for live, IP-based production, while version 3.0 of Capture Express records video to files at up to 4K resolution. The third tool, a plug-in for Adobe(r) Premiere(r) Pro CC, provides direct access to Magewell capture devices through the popular non-linear editing software. Magewell will show all three new offerings in booth 2407 at InfoComm 2019.

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Magewell Ships Dual-Channel 4K Capture Card with 12G-SDI Support Posted: 29/04/2019
Magewell Ships Dual-Channel 4K Capture Card with 12G-SDI Support

Continuing its tradition of delivering reliable and cost-effective solutions addressing key market trends, Magewell today announced the immediate availability of its new Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plus video and audio capture card. Shipping since last month, the new model combines flexible support for multiple 4K SDI interface standards with dual-channel capture density to provide an exceptional combination of versatility, performance and efficiency.

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Magewell Named to Inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 List of Online Video Production Innovators Posted: 23/04/2019
Magewell Named to Inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 List of Online Video Production Innovators
Magewell is honored to be selected as one of the inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 list of hardware, software and cloud service innovators that are "moving and shaking live production and delivery today."
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Magewell NDI(r) Converters Win TV Technology Best of Show Award at NAB 2019 Posted: 17/04/2019
Magewell NDI(r) Converters Win TV Technology and quot;Best of Show Award at NAB 2019
The NAB Show debut of Magewell's Pro Convert family of feature-rich, hardware-based NDI(r) encoders was a resounding success, earning tremendous response from customers and a coveted Best of Show Award from Future plc publication TV Technology.
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IHSE USA Products at the 2019 NAB Show Posted: 20/03/2019
IHSE USA Products at the 2019 NAB Show
IHSE USA will feature a new line of high-performance KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) workstation management solutions in booth SL9610. Whether the application requires ultra-high-resolution 4K video, super-fast video refresh rates, or government-grade, secure access points, IHSE has a solution.
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Magewell Unveils New NDI Hardware Decoder, Expanding IP Video Workflows from Production to Presentation Posted: 19/03/2019
Magewell Unveils New NDI Hardware Decoder, Expanding IP Video Workflows from Production to Presentation

Bringing a new dimension to its portfolio of cost-effective devices for bridging traditional video equipment with IP-based workflows, Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI(r) decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek's popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Long Form Recording on Blackmagic Duplicator 4K Posted: 05/03/2019
Blackmagic Design Announces Long Form Recording on Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced a new free software update that adds long form recording to the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K.
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