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New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping Posted: 14/01/2019
New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Cobalt Digital today announced the availability of its 9992ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5 encoders for openGear® frames. Designed for a variety of broadcast applications, the dual-slot card offers customized I/O options and extensive audio support for cost-effective contribution, distribution, ENG, IPTV, and OTT solutions.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | encoder | distribution | ENG
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WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000 Posted: 03/01/2019
WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000

Live streaming of breaking news is nothing new in the Cleveland-Akron market (DMA #19), but WOIO wanted to provide its viewers with more than just a video feed. In December, the Raycom Media-owned CBS affiliate began using its new ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, to provide a scaled-down, cost-effective version of its full control room for its OTT media platforms.

Tags: JVC | ProHD | broadcast news | live streaming | video production
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Loyola University Chicago Updates Convergence Studio with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 06/12/2018
Loyola University Chicago Updates Convergence Studio with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Broadcast Pix today announced the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago has upgraded its Convergence Studio with a new Broadcast Pix BPswitch MX integrated production switcher. Built in downtown Chicago in 2009, the facility houses television, radio, and graphics areas designed to provide students with access to the latest technologies and workflows used by communication professionals.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | video production | production switcher
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SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters Posted: 06/12/2018
SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its high dynamic range (HDR) conversion solutions for live sports and other broadcast content at the 2018 SVG Summit, which runs Dec. 10-11 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Using Cobalt’s flagship 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for the openGear® platform with Technicolor® HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology, broadcasters can monetize HD and 4K standard dynamic range (SDR) content for HDR distribution, as well as provide an HDR experience to viewers through an SDR feed.

Tags: HDR | sports production | Cobalt Digital
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South Carolina Cable Channel CN2 Shoots Live Field Reports with JVC ProHD Portable Bridge Posted: 15/11/2018
South Carolina Cable Channel CN2 Shoots Live Field Reports with JVC ProHD Portable Bridge

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced CN2, an independent cable TV station in Rock Hill, S.C., purchased a ProHD Portable Bridge bonded LTE hotspot in August to provide live news updates for its daily newscast and website. David Bain, technical manager, said the Bridge and a new BR-DE900 ProHD decoder allow CN2 to provide live content for its viewers for the first time.

Tags: jvc | eng | video over IP | news over IP
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Calvary Chapel Modesto Moves Control Room, Upgrades to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 08/11/2018
Calvary Chapel Modesto Moves Control Room, Upgrades to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

When Calvary Chapel Modesto relocated its control room in September, it took the opportunity to install a new Broadcast Pix™ BPswitch™ MX integrated production switcher. The church simultaneously produces IMAG (image magnification) coverage of its services for the congregation as well as multi-camera coverage for live streaming.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | production switcher | live streaming
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KTEN Readies for Election Season with Upgrade to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 23/10/2018
KTEN Readies for Election Season with Upgrade to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Broadcast Pix™ today announced KTEN, a dual NBC/ABC affiliate with a CW substation serving the Sherman-Ada market (DMA #160), upgraded its control room in August with a Broadcast Pix BPswitch™ integrated production switcher. Mark Farrell, news director for KTEN Media, said the new BPswitch was part of an effort to ready the station for next month’s election coverage.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | election coverage | production switchers | broadcast news
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NAB New York: JVC Showcases Affordable 31-Inch UHD 4K Monitors for Broadcast, Live Production Posted: 17/10/2018
NAB New York: JVC Showcases Affordable 31-Inch UHD 4K Monitors for Broadcast, Live Production

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce two new 31-inch UHD/4K LCD monitors to support today’s growing 4K workflows at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: JVC | 4K | LCD monitors | NAB New York
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JVC SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge Simplifies Live Broadcasts with Camera-Mounted Dual Link Bonded LTE Uplink Posted: 16/10/2018
JVC SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge Simplifies Live Broadcasts with Camera-Mounted Dual Link Bonded LTE Uplink

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge, a Dual Link bonded LTE uplink that connects directly to its 800 and 900 Series cameras. It supports live HD streaming from multiple JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or IP video server at the station, as well as Facebook Live or other CDNs. The SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge is part of a connected workflow that will be demonstrated at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs through Oct. 18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: JVC | NAB New York | video-over-IP | broadcasters
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New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error Correction for Live Webcasts from Zixi-Enabled Cameras Posted: 15/10/2018
New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error Correction for Live Webcasts from Zixi-Enabled Cameras

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD zRAMP, an appliance that provides Zixi’s robust, content aware error correction for simultaneous live video streaming to multiple CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as decoders for distribution to a local cable headend. Designed for live sports, events, houses of worship, schools, and local governments, the ProHD zRAMP delivers reliable QoS video streaming from Zixi-enabled JVC streaming camcorders. The ProHD zRAMP will be demonstrated at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

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NAB New York: Broadcast Pix Commander Now Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitch Systems Posted: 15/10/2018
NAB New York: Broadcast Pix Commander Now Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitch Systems

Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™ has been upgraded to allow remote switching on mobile devices using Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or other web browsers. The touchscreen control platform for BPswitch™ integrated production switchers now offers full-motion viewing of all cameras and production elements, as well as access to all workflow tools, through a standard internet connection. The company will demonstrate Commander at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N354), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: video production | production switchers | cloud-based production | Broadcast Pix | NAB New York
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NAB New York: JVC Unveils New CONNECTED CAM Studio Camera Posted: 12/10/2018
NAB New York: JVC Unveils New CONNECTED CAM Studio Camera

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the GY-HC900ST, a new CONNECTED CAM designed specifically for studio and multi-camera EFP use. With an advanced communications engine that optimizes both image processing and IP performance, the GY-HC900ST brings new levels of connectivity to studio cameras. JVC will demonstrate the full line of CONNECTED CAM products at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: JVC | studio production | EFP | 2/3-inch | CONNECTED CAM
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JVC Expands CONNECTED CAM Lineup with New 500 Series of Handheld Cameras Posted: 10/10/2018
JVC Expands CONNECTED CAM Lineup with New 500 Series of Handheld Cameras

Following the successful launch of the GY-HC900 2/3-inch broadcast camcorder at the 2018 NAB Show, JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, has expanded its CONNECTED CAM product line to include the new 500 Series of streaming handheld camcorders. The three new cameras – the GYHC500 base model, GYHC550 with advanced streaming and graphics, and GY-HC500SPC sports production camera – will be introduced at NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: ENG | video over IP | JVC | 4K | ProRes
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Dancing Fox Productions Tours Ireland with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM to Shoot Documentary Posted: 20/09/2018
Dancing Fox Productions Tours Ireland with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM to Shoot Documentary

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced My Ireland, an upcoming feature-length documentary focused on Irish displacement, was shot on location across Ireland with two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders.

Tags: 4K | cinematography | video production | documentary | JVC
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Real World Productions Explores Agriculture with JVC 4K Camera for Alabama Public Television Posted: 07/09/2018
Real World Productions Explores Agriculture with JVC 4K Camera for Alabama Public Television

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Gary Brown, owner of Real World Productions in Birmingham, Ala., is using his JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorder to shoot Spotlight on Agriculture, a documentary series for Alabama Public Television.

Tags: video production | documentary | 4K | public television
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