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AJA Ships KONA HDMI, KONA 1 And Io IP With Desktop Software V14.2

AJA Video Systems today released the KONA HDMI multi-channel HD/single-channel UltraHD HDMI capture card; KONA 1 3G-SDI capture/playback card; and the Io IP Thunderbolt™-3 equipped video and audio I/O device. Simultaneously, AJA delivered Desktop Software v14.2, which introduces support for KONA HDMI and KONA 1; 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP with Io IP; a “Deep Buffer” capture setting in AJA Control Panel; and new KONA, Io and T-TAP improvements. KONA HDMI KONA HDMI is a flexible HDMI video capture card that supports live streaming, broadcast, production, post, vlogging, video game capture/streaming, VR, projection mapping, HDR capture/pass-through and ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff

Studio expects to hire scores of artists as it ramps up for major film projects. Adelaide, South Australia— Spurred by growth in international film production, improved local incentives and a strong pool of talent, Rising Sun Pictures has launched a major, new expansion effort. The visual effects studio is adding significant space and technical resources to its Adelaide production studio and expects to grow its staff by nearly one-third over the next few months. Known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as Thor: Ragnarok, Gravity and X-Men: Days of Future Past, RSP is about to embark on new projects for Disney and 20th ...

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Soliton H.265 mobile encoders enable coverage of the July 2018 Mexican Presidential Elections

Soliton H.265 mobile encoders recently provided a comprehensive live broadcasting solution during the 2018 Mexican Presidential Elections.  Offering robust live video contribution over 3G/4G networks, a deployment of Zao and Zao-S encoders transmitted live coverage back to Soliton’s HDView receiving platform for live video distribution.  The Soliton mobile encoders expanded coverage opportunities for remote journalists, enabling flawless live streaming of content and results in real time. Punto TI, a specialist in IP video solutions located in Mexico City provided on-site professional services and supported local broadcasters for continuous live elections coverage.  Soliton encoders were in operation continuously for several hours ...

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QYOU launches Heads Up Daily (HUD) esports format on Instagram TV

QYOU Media today announces it has extended the reach of its HUD format by introducing HeadsUpDailyTV on IGTV, Instagram’s TV platform launched in June 2018. IGTV aims to deliver long-form formats optimized for mobile viewing to its user base of 1 billion. HUD’s launch on the platform dramatically bolsters its global reach, allowing millennial and Gen-Z audiences to access the best esports entertainment and news on-the-go wherever and whenever. Launched last year, HUD is the destination for all things relating to esports and video game culture and already reaches 500,000 viewers. Each daily episode of HUD includes an exciting line-up of guests – from esports professionals to game ...

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Cobalt Digital at IBC2018

9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI Up/Down/Cross-Converter 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. Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Cobalt/CobaltDigital-9904-UDX-4K.png Photo Caption: Cobalt Digital 9904-UDX-4K Up/Down/Cross-Converter 9971-MV18-4K Multiviewer Also on display at IBC2018 will be Cobalt’s new 9971-MV18-4K series of openGear® multiviewers. These multiviewers support the latest signal types with a ...

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ASG Supports Sports Video Industry with Sports Video Group Sponsorship

EMERYVILLE, CALIF., July 17, 2018 – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology integration, engineering, and managed services firm, has become a sponsor of Sports Video Group, effective July 2. Representatives from ASG’s New York-based team will attend SVG’s 12th annual Sports Content Management & Storage Forum next week at the Westin New York at Times Square. SVG was established in 2006 to be an educational resource for sports video professionals. The organization connects leagues, teams, players, and owners with broadcasters, webcasters, and technology providers to improve sports production and distribution as well as the overall consumer sports experience. ASG’s ...

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Broadpeak® IBC2018 Exhibitor Preview

OTT video revenue topped $11.9 billion in 2017, a 41 percent increase over the prior year, according to a Convergence Research Group study. It is expected to continue to climb,reaching $16.6 billion in 2018 and $25.6 billion in 2020. To take advantage of these opportunities, content providers and pay-TV operators need scalable and secure content delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens. At IBC2018, Broadpeak® will demonstrate its solutions for not only cable, telecom, and satellite operators but also for content providers, including a CDN for managed networks and OTT distribution, origin packager, ad insertion, and comprehensive video ...

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DMC Improves Content Quality and Operational Efficiency With Interra Systems’ QC Solution

Interra Systems’ BATON® Quality Control Platform Features a Scalable Architecture to Facilitate Seamless Business Growth  CUPERTINO, Calif. — July 17, 2018 — Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced that DMC, an Egyptian media company with entertainment and sports television channels, is using Interra Systems’ BATON® file-based QC solution to bring increased scalability, flexibility, and consistency to its QC operations. BATON provides ultra-precise, automated video, audio, and closed caption checks to improve DMC’s content quality. “When content quality problems exist, viewers are left dissatisfied, which in turn can hurt our revenue opportunities,” said Ahmed ...

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Crystal Vision shows flexible IP platform and reduced-price chroma keyer at IBC 2018 (Booth 2.C28)

On Booth 2.C28 at IBC 2018 Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Amongst the full range of modular SDI interface and keying products on show will be the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer, which now combines its high quality keying, easy workflow and five year warranty benefits with a ...

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TV 2 expands use of IDS at Bergen and Oslo facilities

Royston, UK, 17 July 2018: Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV 2, has extended its use of IPE’s Intelligent Display System (IDS) to its sister broadcast and production facilities in Bergen and Oslo. The IDS system has been deployed and expanded at TV 2’s studios, galleries, and offscreen commentator rooms at the Bergen and Oslo sites to provide information and control throughout each facility. Used in conjunction with TV 2’s booking system and a Lawo Virtual Studio Manager (VSM), IDS displays provide information – at a glance – as to when a studio is scheduled for rehearsal, recording, or on-air, as well ...

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Globecast partners with JungoTV to distribute English language content in Indonesia

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has partnered with JungoTV to provide content for 12 English language channels for distribution on Indonesian mobile platform OONA TV, in partnership with Telkom Indonesia. The channels, which bring high-quality content to 135 million in Indonesia, launched on June 1st. JungoTV is an international media company that specializes in cross-border content, monetization and digital platforms. It was co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Emmy Award-Winning television personality. Last year, OONA announced its partnership with Telkom Indonesia to launch OONA into the Indonesian market. The programming supplied to JungoTV to OONA offers a mix of ...

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Telefonica grows its deployment of Anevia’s NEA-LIVE packager for Live TV services in HD and 4K

Following seven years of operating NEA-LIVE as part of their OTT video delivery solution, Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, is growing capacity and services using Anevia’s innovative solution over their global network of telecom operators. Anevia’s NEA-LIVE is an award-winning solution that has been deployed since 2006 at telecom and pay TV operators throughout the world, enabling them to offer a wide range of OTT video services. According to Damien Lucas, CTO and Co-Founder of Anevia, “Anevia is honored to continue our long relationship with Telefonica. This is a very exciting time where Telefonica is ...

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Anevia joins Red Hat Technology Partner Program to Offer Customers Flexible and Reliable Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, is collaborating with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. As a result, Anevia is now part of the Red Hat Technology Partner Program and can integrate Red Hat’s enterprise-grade, fully-supported open source technology, with added professional support, within its product ranges. These include the Genova low-latency live encoders, OTT packaging, cloud DVR and CDN solutions (NEA-LIVE, NEA-DVR and NEA-CDN) and Anevia’s multiscreen TV head-end, Flamingo. Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, can strengthen Anevia’s system security features thanks to its performance monitoring ...

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Telestream Integrates Live Video Production with Microsoft Stream and Office 365 via Wirecast S

Nevada City, California, July 13, 2018 –Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced it has developed a new version of its Wirecast live streaming and production software exclusively designed to enable studio-grade production for live events in Microsoft Stream, an enterprise video service that allows users to securely upload, stream live, and share video. Called Wirecast S, the new software will be available as a free 30-day trial download when Microsoft enables live event streaming and scheduling for its Stream customers, and as a monthly subscription thereafter. “Our customers rely on video to create engaging ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section and VES, Los Angeles, to Explore Restoration and Preservation at Joint July Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society (VES) of Los Angeles will explore the challenges of restoring and preserving entertainment content in a joint meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 17. The restoration and preservation of motion picture and television content are complex and challenging issues. Content owners must decide what should be saved and how it should be preserved, and they must consider who will cover the costs and how future generations will access content from today and ...

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Pace Pictures Hosts Global Cinematography Institute

International cinematography students gain an introduction to the collaborative process of color grading in the facility’s 4K DI theater. HOLLYWOOD— Pace Pictures recently hosted international filmmakers from the Global Cinematography Institute for an intensive, hands-on workshop on color grading. Participants included students from China, Israel, Argentina and elsewhere enrolled in a course entitled Advanced Post-Production (DI) for Cinematographers. The students took part in color grading sessions involving material they shot themselves to learn how color workflows operate in a professional setting. The workshop was led by GCI instructor Jason Knutzen, a veteran cinematographer, DIT and colorist who has graded many ...

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Sound Lounge Promotes Pete Crimi to Mixer

NEW YORK— Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound facility announces that it has elevated Pete Crimi to mixer. Crimi has been an assistant at the facility for six years honing his craft. Since being promoted, he has worked on ad campaigns for numerous leading brands, including Nike, Comcast, and Dominos. Additionally, he mixed short films, such as Moving Violation, named Best Narrative Short at the DC Film Festival, and Pa’lante, benefitting victims of Hurricane Maria. “Sound Lounge has a tradition of developing talent from within and Pete is our latest success story,” says Sound Lounge co-founder and sound designer ...

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Globosat Chooses Harmonic for Live UHD Broadcast of International Football Tournament

Harmonic’s Solution Provides Superior UHD Video Quality, Low Latency and Maximum Bandwidth Efficiency  SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 12, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology services, today announced that Globosat, Latin America’s largest content and program creator, has selected Harmonic’s Ultra HD (UHD) contribution solution for broadcast of the world’s largest football tournament, being held in Russia. “Harmonic video delivery solutions have been a cornerstone of our infrastructure for years, providing high reliability and excellent video quality,” said Roberto Primo, CTO at Globosat. “For the broadcast of this premiere sports event, watched by billions of television viewers ...

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