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Cobalt Digital at IBC2018 Posted: 17/07/2018
Cobalt Digital at IBC2018
At IBC2018, Cobalt will demonstrate the 9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross-converter, which is now shipping. The 9904-UDX-4K is Cobalt’s latest generation of advanced image and audio processors for the openGear® platform. The base card provides quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI I/O with SDI muxing and demuxing and up/down/cross-conversion. Options include RGB color correction and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping via Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) processing.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | IP conversion | HDR technology | OB vans | live sports | SDR video conversion | HDR video signals | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase at IBC2018 Posted: 09/07/2018
Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase at IBC2018

Industry partners, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF) — all co-sponsors of the IP Showcase — today announced a call for presentations for the event. The IP Showcase is an education and demonstration pavilion at IBC2018 that will highlight the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media applications. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is July 20.

Tags: IP Showcase | IBC2018 | IP media solutions | call for papers | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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IP Showcase Returns to IBC Posted: 06/07/2018
IP Showcase Returns to IBC

Major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF) — today announced they will again host the IP Showcase at the annual IBC show in Amsterdam. At the IP Showcase at IBC2018, industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will provide instructional and case-study presentations and an array of IP-based product demonstrations highlighting the benefits of, and momentum behind, the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications.

Tags: IP Showcase | IBC2018 | IP-based products | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Cobalt Digital and Technicolor HDR Technology Deployed by AT and T for Live Satellite MLB Network Game Broadcasts Posted: 26/06/2018
Cobalt Digital and Technicolor HDR Technology Deployed by AT and amp;T for Live Satellite MLB Network Game Broadcasts

Cobalt Digital today announced that leading satellite service provider AT&T is using high dynamic range (HDR) technology from Cobalt and Technicolor to bring more vivid and realistic images to 4K broadcasts of live “MLB Network Showcase” games on its DIRECTV® satellite service. Integrated into the OB truck used for production, the Cobalt 9904-UDX-4K+HDR-ITM card uses the Technicolor HDR ITM (Intelligent Tone Management) process to accept SDR video signals and create stunning HDR video signals in real time.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | IP conversion | HDR technology | OB vans | live sports | SDR video conversion | HDR video signals
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AIMS Welcomes PESA and Sobey Digital Technology as Associate Members Posted: 19/06/2018
AIMS Welcomes PESA and Sobey Digital Technology as Associate Members
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced two new associate members: PESA and Sobey Digital Technology.
Tags: AIMS | Alliance for IP Media Solutions | IP transmission standards | IP infrastructure | IP workflows
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Sonnet Announces Full-Featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Card for Under $100 Posted: 06/06/2018
Sonnet Announces Full-Featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe and reg; Card for Under $100

Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ PCIe® Card, the latest product in the company’s expanding line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions. The Solo10G card adds lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with PCI Express® (PCIe) slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt™ ports when the card is installed in a Thunderbolt to PCI Express card expansion chassis. This Sonnet adapter card enables users to easily connect their computers via copper cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard, while its performance, wide compatibility, and simple setup make it ideal for use in a variety of workflows and environments.

Tags: Sonnet Technologies | Ethernet adapter cards | Thunderbolt expansion systems | external graphics solutions | Ethernet PCIe cards
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Cobalt Digital at 2018 NAB Shanghai Posted: 06/06/2018
Cobalt Digital at 2018 NAB Shanghai
At the 2018 NAB Shanghai Show, Cobalt will demonstrate the award-winning 9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross-converter, which is now shipping. The 9904-UDX-4K-12G is Cobalt’s latest generation of advanced image and audio processors for the openGear® platform. The base card provides quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI I/O with SDI muxing and demuxing and up/down/cross-conversion. Options include RGB color correction and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping via Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) processing.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | 2018 NAB Shanghai | IP conversion | terminal technology | throwdown technology | multiviewer technology | openGear initiative | video and audio processing
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ChyronHego Introduces Coach Capture, the Ultimate Coaching Tool by Analysts, for Analysts Posted: 22/05/2018
ChyronHego Introduces Coach Capture, the Ultimate Coaching Tool by Analysts, for Analysts
ChyronHego today introduced the newest member of its award-winning coaching product suite, Coach Capture. Designed to suit the everyday needs of the sports video analyst and coach, Coach Capture allows for both live and post-game video recording in HD 1080 format, tagging, logging, and telestration of game events. As the only logging tool available on macOS X, Windows™ (versions 7 and 10), and Windows tablets, Coach Capture offers complete cross-platform compatibility with existing workflows.
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Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced Thunderbolt and trade; 3 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Posted: 16/05/2018
Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced Thunderbolt and trade; 3 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo 10G™ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition, the latest product in the company’s expanding line of Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters. The Solo 10G adds lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port, enabling users to easily connect their computers via copper cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard. Its performance, diminutive size, simple setup, and silent operation make this Sonnet adapter ideal for use in a variety of workflows and environments. Its $199 SRP sets a new price standard for 10GbE connectivity over Thunderbolt.

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AIMS Members to Offer Practical Guidance on AES67 and SMTPE ST 2110 Audio Networking at AES Milan 2018 Posted: 10/05/2018
AIMS Members to Offer Practical Guidance on AES67 and SMTPE ST 2110 Audio Networking at AES Milan 2018 The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that five member companies will participate in workshops and tutorials about audio networking at AES Milan 2018, the 144th annual pro audio convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). “With the publication of SMPTE ST 2110 and the industrywide push toward all-IP workflows, audio engineers are working to implement the newest standards and ensure their AES67-compatible devices will play well in the new IP world. World-class audio networking experts from AIMS member companies will share their insights at AES Milan to help audio engineers navigate the changing landscape,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. “This is the first AES convention since AIMS merged with the Media Networking Alliance, and as a result of the merger, we can offer AES Milan visitors even deeper, broader expertise on perfecting audio networking within media-over-IP workflows.” Andreas Hildebrand of AIMS member company ALC NetworX GmbH will give the tutorial “AES67 & ST 2110 — An Overview” on Wednesday, May 23, at 4:30 p.m. In this tutorial, Hildebrand will describe the basic principles of and the commonalities and differences between SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67, and he will expand upon the constraints defined in ST 2110 with respect to AES67. Hildebrand will also share a brief outlook on how transport of nonlinear audio formats (AES3) will be defined in ST 2110. On Thursday, May 24, at 1 p.m., Hildebrand will offer a workshop titled “AES67 Practical — A Guide on How to Set Up AES67 Networks.” This hourlong session will give insight and provide tips on system planning, device and network configuration, management, and monitoring. Jeff Berryman of Bosch Communications, Greg Shay of The Telos Alliance, and Nicolas Sturmel of Merging Technologies — all AIMS member companies — will present a workshop on Friday, May 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. The 90-minute workshop, “Beyond AES67, a Better and Unified Experience of the Audio Network,” will address the issue of controlling and monitoring an audio network through various open initiatives that provide a level of unification on the network. The renowned experts will explore the AES70 standardized control protocol — the open interface specification and API for connection management of NMOS and some other network-oriented tools — and welcome questions from attendees. The session will be presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. Finally, Hildebrand and Sturmel will join colleague Claudio Becker-Foss of AIMS member company DirectOut for a workshop titled “AES67 in Real-World Applications.” The workshop and Q&A session will take place Friday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop will focus on practical aspects of using AES67 and ST 2110-30 in the field, answering such questions as: What are the benefits of using AES67? What are the difficulties? What should I do / not do when configuring my network? Panelists experienced in real-world applications will provide valuable insights and share opinions on the importance of AES67 and its role as part of ST 2110 for the wider broadcast market. This session will be presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. AES Milan 2018 will take place May 23-26. # # # About the Alliance for IP Media Solutions The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, awareness, and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio, and ancillary information over an IP infrastructure, as well as products based on those standards. The group represents the interests of both broadcast and media companies and technology suppliers that share a commitment to facilitating the industry’s transition from SDI to IP through industry standards and interoperable solutions that enable the rapid evolution to open, agile, and versatile production environments.
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Cobalt Digital at BroadcastAsia2018 Posted: 10/05/2018
Cobalt Digital at BroadcastAsia2018

At BroadcastAsia2018, Cobalt with demonstrate the award-winning 9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross-converter, which is now shipping. The 9904-UDX-4K is Cobalt’s latest generation of advanced image and audio processors for the openGear® platform. The base card provides quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI I/O with SDI muxing and demuxing and up/down/cross-conversion. Options include RGB color correction and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping via Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) processing.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | BroadcastAsia2018 | IP conversion | multiviewers | throwdown technology | openGear | video processing
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Cobalt Digital Signs Elevate Broadcast as Master Distributor for Southeast Asia Posted: 08/05/2018
Cobalt Digital Signs Elevate Broadcast as Master Distributor for Southeast Asia

Cobalt Digital has selected Elevate Broadcast Pte Ltd as its master distributor for Southeast Asia, a move that allows Cobalt to expand its presence in the growing Southeast Asia market through a company with deep market penetration and knowledge of regional and local customers and technology. Elevate Broadcast has been a Cobalt dealer in the region since 2016, handling Singapore and Myanmar previously.

Tags: video processing | audio processing | openGear | interface converter boxes | signal transport | display processors
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ChyronHego at BroadcastAsia2018 Posted: 03/05/2018
ChyronHego at BroadcastAsia2018

Powerful Sports Telestration and Analysis: Paint 7.4

In use by a multitude of sports organizations and thousands of live productions every year, Paint is ChyronHego’s award-winning telestration analysis solution for sports broadcasting. Paint’s power lies in its feature-rich set of tools and its sheer simplicity of use, which means that anyone working on a sports production can use the tool whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes. Sports pundits, commentators, or even assistant producers use Paint to help them create informative and visually appealing sports highlights without the need for additional infrastructure or specialist operators.

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Osprey Video Talon Encoders and Decoders Now Integrated Into the Zixi Platform Posted: 01/05/2018
Osprey Video Talon Encoders and Decoders Now Integrated Into the Zixi Platform

Osprey Video today announced a technology partnership with Zixi, maker of the popular Zixi Platform video workflow orchestrator used by content creators around the world for contribution, management, and distribution of live and live-linear, broadcast-quality video over IP. The partnership integrates the Zixi Platform with Osprey’s Talon encoder and decoders. The result is a joint solution that allows even the smallest content creators to launch broadcast-quality content and channels over IP with little infrastructure and no overhead costs.

Tags: Osprey Video | Zixi | video delivery | live streaming | AV | VoIP | encoders | decoders
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AIMS Membership Swells to 96 Members Following MNA Merger Posted: 18/04/2018
AIMS Membership Swells to 96 Members Following MNA Merger

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that the organization has seen an uptick in membership and the number of members has increased to 96. Since the organization’s merger with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) was announced late last year, more than 20 companies have joined AIMS.

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