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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2020 On New Mac Pro With Annual Rental License Posted: 11/12/2019
Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2020 On New Mac Pro With Annual Rental License

Coinciding with Apple’s launch of the latest Mac Pro workstation, Colorfront (www.colorfront.com) – the Academy, Emmy and HPA Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, broadcast, OTT and commercials – today announced a new, annual rental model for Colorfront Express Dailies that dramatically reduces the cost of operating the software.

Launching in Q1 2020, Colorfront’s subscription service enables users to rent Express Dailies 2020 for an annual fee of $5,000 USD, including maintenance support, updates and upgrades. Additionally, the availability of Apple’s brand-new Pro Display XDR, designed for use with the new Mac Pro, makes on-set HDR monitoring, enabled by Colorfront systems, a more financially viable proposition than ever before.

Tags: Colorfront | Express Dailies | HDR | UHD | HFR | 6K | dailies | Mac Pro | Pro Display XDR
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Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses Posted: 11/12/2019
Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses

As part of a strategy of continuing investment to track with the latest market requirements, Finepoint Broadcast, a leading UK dry hire provider of production and OB equipment to the global marketplace, has announced the further addition of a range of Canon lenses to its hire stock portfolio.

The additions include the standard Canon CJ24, plus the Canon CJ45 and large UJ90 lenses (UHD DIGISUPER).

Finepoint Broadcast Hire Manager Clive Northen said, “Finepoint has not seen the disruptive business peaks and troughs of recent years that have been so prevalent in various broadcast sectors. To the contrary, our growth has been steady and continuous, due in part to our continual evaluation and investment in technologies, such as these Canon lenses, that provide a direct benefit to our customers.”

Finepoint Broadcast Chief Engineer Andrew Mckenzie said, “The Canon CJ24 is an acclaimed telephoto lens with a 24x broadcast zoom and a focal length of 7.5-180mm that offers 4K performance that is ideal for on-the-shoulder newsgathering. The ultra-high zoom CJ45 is packed with innovative, class-leading technology that is perfectly suited to wildlife and live-sport deployments.

And with a 90x zoom, 9-810mm focal length, and image stabilisation that's fully compatible with 2/3" 4K cameras and broadcast environments where HDTV is currently in use, the Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 lens is perfect for expanding Finepoint Broadcast’s 4K lens range.”

Tags: Finepoint Broadcast | Investment | Canon | Canon UHD Lenses | Dry Hire | Canon Lens Hire | Canon CJ24 | Canon CJ45 | Canon UJ90
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Magewell to Premiere Ultra-Compact, 12G-SDI M.2 Capture Card at ISE 2020 Posted: 10/12/2019
Magewell to Premiere Ultra-Compact, 12G-SDI M.2 Capture Card at ISE 2020

 

Magewell will launch a powerful new model in its Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient, M.2 video capture cards at the upcoming ISE 2020 exhibition in Amsterdam. The high-performance Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2 captures one channel of 4K video up to 4096x2160 at full 60 frames per second over a single-link, 12G-SDI interface. The new card will make its global debut in stand 8-G475 at the event, taking place February 11-14, 2020.

Ideal for use in small and embedded systems where full-sized PCIe slots are not available, the cost-effective Eco Capture family offers systems integrators and OEM developers a robust capture solution with low power consumption for space-constrained applications. The low-latency Eco Capture devices feature a high-speed PCIe 2.0 bus interface with an M.2 connector and measure just 22x80mm (0.87x3.15in), matching the M.2 2280 size specification.

The new 4K 12G-SDI model joins four existing Eco Capture M.2 configurations: a single-channel model that captures 4K video at 30fps via an HDMI interface; dual-channel models that capture HD and 2K video over HDMI or SDI; and a quad-channel HD/2K model with SDI inputs. All five Eco Capture products also support up to eight channels of embedded audio per input.

 

Tags: capture | video capture | broadcast | professional AV | streaming | production | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | SDI | magewell | OEM | M.2 | SDK | Magewell | ISE | ISE 2020
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Videosys Broadcast Provides Cloudbass with 4K Digital Transmitter Systems Posted: 25/11/2019
Videosys Broadcast Provides Cloudbass with 4K Digital Transmitter Systems

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers has announced that it has supplied two DTC 4K AEON-CC digital video transmitter systems to Cloudbass, a leading provider of broadcast solutions.

Specifically designed for high-quality wireless camera applications the AEON-CC uses DTC’s next-generation HEVC encoder technology facilitating UHD images. The system consists of one single 4K transmitter unit from DTC coupled with a built-in Videosys Camera Control system. The advantage of the AEON CC with Videosys’ camera control receiver built into the unit is a reduction in the equipment count and the complexities that come when managing 4K transmission and camera control simultaneously.

Cloudbass have been successfully using the systems on UHD, 3G and HD setups across a variety of live Outside Broadcasts, including both SKY Boxing and BT Speedway in UHD, on the British Touring Cars for ITV Sport, and The Lord Mayor’s Show for BBC Events.

Tags: camera control systems | RF links | camera backs | outside broadcast | OB | studios | production | 4K | UHD | HD | decoder | receiver | sports | concerts | live events | video | audio | data | distribution
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Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards Posted: 19/11/2019
Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment technologies, today announced that Viacom International Media Networks Media and Technology Services (MTS) used MatchBox for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards in Seville, Spain, on 3 November.

Viacom International MTS deployed MatchBox’s sync toolbox for the red carpet, main award show, backstage, and after-show party feeds, televised on 100+ channels worldwide from the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville. Hosted by American singer, songwriter, and actress, Becky G, the show included a special headline performance, filmed by Viacom International the previous night at the MTV World Stage at Plaza de España in Seville, by ‘Best Rock’ nominee, Green Day.

Viacom International MTS Global Lead Systems Engineer for Studio and Production Technology, Matt Okotie, said, “Using MatchBox, I can sync signals in under a millisecond to ensure that before we go to air, lip sync is correct. This is crucial for any production, but particularly for a live, globally distributed event, so you have to be absolutely sure you get it right. That’s why I leave it to MatchBox. Basically, if MatchBox reads ‘zero’, you know that lip sync is perfect.”

Viacom International MTS used MatchBox to sync its 4K/UHD feed from Seville to London, and then on for a global sync to all the other MatchBox readers around the world.

Tags: Hitomi | Viacom | MatchBox | MTV Europe Awards | audio video alignment technologies | lip-sync | 4K | UHD | synchronisation
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Royal Opera House Prepares for 4K Live Broadcasts with Megahertz Posted: 13/11/2019
Royal Opera House Prepares for 4K Live Broadcasts with Megahertz

Megahertz Ltd., the trusted partner for systems integration with years of experience in delivering cost effective, imaginative designs and solutions for fixed and mobile applications, has completed a UHD/HDR production facility upgrade at one of the most prestigious performance and arts venues in the world; The Royal Opera House (ROH) in London’s Covent Garden.

The ROH has been streaming live ballet and opera performances to cinema audiences around the world since 2008. By making a move to ultra-high definition (UHD), initially for recordings and ultimately for live relays, ROH remains at the forefront of high quality 'live to cinema' performance.

Equipped to meet current high-end production standards and emerging new broadcast standards, the newly fitted £800k Media Suite consists of a full UHD/HDR production gallery and engineering room, which now boasts a tapeless workflow, intelligent network control system, improved recording and playout facilities, 4K monitor wall, state-of-the-art vision mixer, bespoke production desks and enhanced camera talkback system.

Following a rigorous tender process, ROH selected Megahertz to supply the turn-key solution not only to future-proof the facility, but also simplify operations for the varying production crews that use it. Megahertz worked collaboratively with ROH, providing a range of services from consultancy to design, construction/interior design liaison, sourcing of equipment, integration, and installation. Steve Zissler, ROH Sound & Broadcast manager and Peter Byram, Broadcast Consultant canvassed opinions from the freelance broadcast staff, ensuring the design met the users’ requirements.

Tags: Megahertz | Royal Opera House | media suite | UHD/ HDR | 4K | systems integration | production facility | Covent Garden | turn-key solution | Steve Zissler | Jon Flay | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Expanded Cloud Media Workflow for Live Streaming from Space Successfully Tested During SMPTE 2019 Posted: 24/10/2019
Expanded Cloud Media Workflow for Live Streaming from Space Successfully Tested During SMPTE 2019

Today at SMPTE 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully tested a workflow that marks the first use of cloud resources for data storage and video origination for streaming from space. The proof of concept expands on the workflow NASA and AWS co-produced in 2017 to enable the first-ever live 4K UHD stream from space, and now includes cloud-based media services for high-quality and secure live video transport, video origination and packaging, broadcast-grade live video processing, and content delivery networks.

The test took place during a special SMPTE program honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and supported a special live interview with NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and Andrew Morgan located 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station and two NASA colleagues presenting at SMPTE 2019 in Los Angeles.

Tags: SMPTE 2019 | AWS | NASA | Amazon | live 4K UHD | cloud-based media | live video transport
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K2E 12G-SDI UHD 4K Audio Monitoring Units Posted: 10/10/2019
K2E 12G-SDI UHD 4K Audio Monitoring Units
matrix4.tv are pleased to bring the latest 12G-SDI solutions to the UK and European market including the K2E AV confidence monitors designed for broadcast and OB applications.
 
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Broadpeak at Broadband World Forum 2019 Posted: 07/10/2019
Broadpeak at Broadband World Forum 2019

Demand for video streaming has never been greater. Consumers expect to see flawless video in their homes and on their mobile devices, making video an important part of data flowing into the home, and a crucial consideration for operators. To improve customer satisfaction, reduce churn, and attract new subscribers, network operators need scalable, cost-effective video services that ensure a flawless quality of service and (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) across all screens. Broadpeak® provides solutions that optimize video delivery to home networks.

Tags: Broadpeak | Broadband World Forum 2019 | 4K UHD HDR | IPTV DASH | Wi-Fi Optimizer | nanoCDN | Multicast ABR
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Mola TV chooses Input Media to produce its English Premier League football show Posted: 12/09/2019
Indonesia and rsquo;s Mola TV chooses Input Media to produce its English Premier League football show

London-based sports independent Input Media is to produce a new studio show for Indonesian broadcaster Mola TV who have acquired the English Premier League rights for their territory. Gravity Media-owned Input Media will produce their studio wrap-around show around a selection of live games throughout the Premier League season.

Tags: Input Media | Indonesia | broadcast | Mola TV | Premier League | Gravity Media | live games | live event | video | live | UHD
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FIBA delivers ambitious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 production with Gearhouse Posted: 12/09/2019
FIBA delivers ambitious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 production with Gearhouse

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, is providing a range of facilities to FIBA, through is entity FIBA Media, for its host broadcast of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. These include the deployment of Gearhouse’s Flypack portable production systems at three of the eight official venues, with a UHD solution being used in Beijing where the Final will be held. The 32-team tournament takes place across China between 31 August – 15 September.

Tags: Flypacks | UHD | FIBA | FIBA Basketball World Cup | production | broadcast | portable production | TV
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Fletcher Offers a Front Row View with the Sony Compact HDC-P50 4K HD POV System Camera Posted: 06/09/2019
Fletcher Offers a Front Row View with the Sony Compact HDC-P50 4K HD POV System Camera
Fletcher Group, a Broadcast Services Company of NEP Group, is an Emmy Award-winning specialty capture production partner and equipment provider that has supported content producers in the broadcast and live events industry for over 25 years – ranging from sports and entertainment to concerts and special events. The company recently standardized on the new Sony HDC-P50, a versatile 4K/HD/HDR/HFR system camera in a portable form factor. Due to its size and adaptability, the camera has already been used to capture numerous high-profile sporting events including MLB’s All-Star Game with Fox and ESPN, as well as the U.S. Open with Fox, in addition to Wimbledon, to name a few.
Tags: Sony | Fletcher Group | NEP | Broadcast | 4K | HDC-P50 | System Camera | UHD | HDR | POV Camera | Live Production | Sport
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Videosys Broadcast Unveils Stagebox at IBC2019 Posted: 05/09/2019
Videosys Broadcast Unveils Stagebox at IBC2019

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers is launching Stagebox at IBC2019, on stand 10.F21. Enabling the delivery of video, audio and data from A to B over fibre, Stagebox allows outside broadcast operators to multiplex all audio and video components (microphone, monitors, talkback panel) onto a single SMPTE fibre cable and power remotely.

Tags: camera control systems | RF links | camera backs | outside broadcast | OB | studios | production | 4K | UHD | HD | decoder | receiver | sports | concerts | live events | video | audio | data | distribution | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Insight TV Announces Launch on Samsung TV Plus UK with Two New Channels Posted: 05/09/2019
Insight TV Announces Launch on Samsung TV Plus UK with Two New Channels

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced that it has launched on Samsung TV Plus in the UK, with two new channels: Insight TV Lifestyle and Insight TV Wonder. The channels will provide an eclectic mix of unique inspirational content from stunning locations around the world encompassing human endeavors and incredible insights from the sports, scientific and natural worlds. This announcement further builds upon Insight TV’s highly-valued relationship with Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | Samsung TV Plus | UK
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MOOV Ltd. Invests in 23 New ChyronHego PRIME Graphics Systems Posted: 04/09/2019
MOOV Ltd. Invests in 23 New ChyronHego PRIME Graphics Systems

ChyronHego today announced that MOOV Ltd., the leading provider of sports and event graphics in the U.K., has expanded its footprint of ChyronHego graphics solutions with 23 new PRIME graphics systems. The new PRIME systems will give MOOV enhanced support for HDR and UHD/4K workflows, and greater flexibility to serve its large broadcast customers. In phase one of the installation, MOOV is deploying PRIME systems to support one of its largest clients, BT Sport.

Tags: MOOV Ltd. | ChyronHego | PRIME Graphics Systems | IBC2019 | HDR UHD/4K workflows | BT Sport | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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