Interra Systems to Demonstrate Advanced New Version of BATON File-based QC at IBC2016

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Aug. 23, 2016 — At IBC2016, stand 7.B13, Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, will showcase BATON(R) 7.0, the latest version of its industry-leading QC solution for file-based SD, HD, and mixed workflows. BATON 7.0 enhances the overall user interface and improves usability, supporting HDR video quality checks and enhanced audio language detection capabilities. Key new features on display will include: * Improved usability: The BATON 7.0 user interface now features a revamped functionality across smart folders, manual scheduling, test plans, reports, and more, simplifying the user ...

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Riedel Communications Augments North America Sales Team With New Administrative Hire

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Aug. 23, 2016 — In response to increasing North America sales, Riedel Communications has hired Jake Halverson to serve as sales administrator within the Riedel North America team. Halverson will be responsible for the efficient handling of sales orders in support of outside sales staff, managing customer queries in a timely and knowledgeable manner, and in turn improving the company’s ability to offer responsive, high-quality service and support. “Given Jake’s experience working with other leading companies in our industry, his familiarity with best practices in the technical sales environment, and his knowledge of the technology itself, I ...

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Video Clarity, Macnica Technology, and PacketStorm Communications to Demonstrate IP Network Delivery in an All-IP Environment at IBC2016

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Aug. 23, 2016 — Video Clarity Inc., provider of market-leading audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems, today announced that it will demonstrate 4K-over-IP contribution-level delivery with a full video and audio testing system at IBC2016 in conjunction with Macnica Technology and PacketStorm Communications. Together the companies will give two demonstrations: one showing how manufacturers and program service providers can deliver 4K video inside networks built for HD with TICO, and another that shows new standards for IP network transport, emulation, and quality testing for uncompressed video. The demonstrations will take place on Video Claritys stand, ...

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Harmonic to Showcase First Public Virtual Reality Demo With Native UHD Resolution at IBC2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 23, 2016 –– At IBC2016, Sept. 9-13 in Amsterdam on stand 1.B20, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, will showcase the industry’s first native UHD virtual reality (VR) technology demonstration in collaboration with Dutch research institute TNO. Powered by TNO’s world-class HEVC tiling technology, which enables efficient distribution of VR content at very high quality over existing content delivery networks, the groundbreaking demo will enable participants to enjoy a completely immersive VR experience on head-mounted devices, with video resolution 10 times higher than that offered by existing commercially deployed VR services. ...

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Sound Devices Scores for David Husby’s Blockbuster Sound

ALBERTA, CANADA, AUGUST 23, 2016 — Production Sound Mixer David Husby has had a decade filled with big-name projects, notably X-Men: The Last Stand, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland, The A-Team, Tooth Fairy, and The Big Year. More recently, he has worked on Star Trek Beyond, Deadpool, and The Solutrean, an upcoming historical action drama from production company Studio 8, directed by Albert Hughes.    A longtime user of Sound Devices equipment, Husby took the opportunity during his most recent projects to transition from his established workflow of a Sound Devices 788T digital recorder and CL-9 linear ...

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Timecode Systems Makes Multicamera Sync and Control Easy With the :pulse

WORCESTER, U.K. — Aug. 23, 2016 — Timecode Systems Limited, a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode and metadata, today announced that its flagship product, the :pulse, is now available to buy through the company’s international network of resellers. Powered by the company’s robust BLINK RF protocol, the :pulse is Timecode Systems’ most sophisticated workflow solution yet, offering wireless sync and remote device control capability in one compact product. Used in its simplest form, the :pulse is a highly accurate timecode, genlock, and word clock generator with an integrated RF transceiver to ensure rock-solid synchronisation with zero drift between ...

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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films

TORONTO —Continuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. SIM Digital and PS Production Services provided camera systems, and lighting and grip packages for five films screening at TIFF. They include Below Her Mouth, Canadian actor-director April Mullen’s story of an unexpected romance between two women; Maudie¸ Aisling Walsh’s true-life story about a woman with rheumatoid arthritis who becomes a celebrated folk artist; Unless, Alan Gilsenan’s story of a writer who discovers her runaway daughter panhandling on the street; ARQ, ...

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Imagine Products Announces ShotPut Pro 6

INDIANAPOLIS — Aug. 22, 2016 — Imagine Products Inc.(R), creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released ShotPut Pro(TM) 6, the next generation of its ShotPut Pro offloading application. With this update, users will see a completely new user interface, significantly faster media offloading, and a number of other new or improved features that give them much more control over their offloads — not only compared to ShotPut Pro 5, but to any other offloading application on the market. “No other offloading application has the functionality of ShotPut Pro, which is why ...

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TBWA Australia Increases Efficiency of Collaborative Workflow, Protects Media Content and Reduces Operational Costs With Quantum StorNext Storage Solution

SYDNEY — Aug. 17, 2016 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that TBWA Australia, one of the country’s top advertising and creative agencies, is using a Quantum storage solution powered by StorNext(R) to streamline content sharing, keep content protected and available and reduce administrative overhead by hundreds of hours a year. [Suggested tweet: Creative agency uses @QuantumCorp @StorNext, including #cloudstorage, to improve media #workflow & protection] “With growing demand for digital media production outpacing our existing storage systems, we needed a solution that could ensure data protection while saving staff time,” said Jaymz Hingert, regional IT manager at ...

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IEEE BTS and AFCCE Announce Creation of Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship Fund

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Aug. 16, 2016 — The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS), in cooperation with the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers Scholarship Fund, Inc. (AFCCE-SF), today announced the launch of the Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship. Administered by the AFCCE-SF, the new program will award scholarships of up to $10,000 to promising undergraduate or graduate engineering students studying at accredited U.S. universities who are planning to pursue a career in broadcast engineering. “The new scholarship program is a very fitting memorial to our late colleague Jules Cohen, who was not only an IEEE Fellow and BTS member, but also ...

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Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Television Enhances Quality with Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast

Cablecast HD servers, Cablecast Live and Cablecast Reflect help community broadcaster easily upgrade to high definition and enable effortless HD live streaming ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, August 23, 2016 – Striving to provide better-quality viewing experiences to its audience, Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Television (LMCTV) has upgraded its video playout capabilities and online offerings with Cablecast HD video servers and streaming solutions from Tightrope Media Systems. Headquartered in the Town of Mamaroneck, New York, LMCTV produces close to one thousand (1000) hours of programming each year for its three television channels – local public access, municipal government, and an education and ‘import’ channel ...

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EBS, the leading full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, is unveiling the latest version of its unique Pawa scheduling application at IBC 2016 on stand 14.B01. Pawa now provides channels and platforms with new services that significantly ease the pressure associated with multiple metadata and image distribution.   Standardisation has long been a topic in all industries, not least in the media. Whilst industry bodies and platform operators are keen to benefit from reduced manual processing, this is often difficult to implement. The advent of connected platforms has seen a significant increase in data requirements, which ...

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Codemasters Uses DPA Microphones For DiRT Rally Audio

Codemasters, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers, has extended its use of DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphones to capture the sound of high performance cars for its latest title, DiRT Rally. Chris Jojo, Senior Sound Designer and the Principal Sound Recording Engineer for Codemasters Racing, says: “For me DPA is synonymous with AAA quality and innovation. It is one of the few leading microphone manufacturers that produces microphones and supporting accessories capable of withstanding the stresses of onboard car recording and delivering consistently exceptional recording results.” Since its formation by the legendary Darling Brothers in 1986, Codemasters has carved ...

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PESA Expands Relationship with Cobalt Digital at BIRTV 2016

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will expand its global strategic partnership with Cobalt Digital, a leader in terminal and convergence technology, during the BIRTV 2016 international broadcast show (Booth 8A35), which runs Aug. 24-27 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. During the show, PESA PESA Cheetahwill demonstrate how complementary technologies from both companies can be bundled to create best-of-breed solutions for customers. The companies have integrated Cobalt’s BBG-1070 multi-viewer with PESA’s Cheetah and Cougar digital video routing switchers, with all information and ...

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Regional Emmy Awards Successfully Streamed to Facebook Live Using TVU Networks Video Transmission Integration

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The Heartland chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recently held its regional Emmy® Awards Galas to recognize outstanding achievement in the television industry. With events held in both Denver and Oklahoma City on July 16th, the NATAS Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards were streamed to Facebook Live using TVU Networks’ TVUPack live video mobile uplink solution. To transmit live video of the regional Emmy® galas, NATAS Heartland relied on the TVUPack cellular uplink solution for live two-way transmission. NATAS Heartland has been using TVU Networks’ equipment for its regional Emmy galas for ...

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Weta Digital Leads the Industry with arrowX

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, AUGUST 22, 2016 — When the team at Weta Digital, the groundbreaking visual effects company, needed to add to its tripod fleet, they turned to the new arrowX 5 Fluid Head on the Sprinter II 2-Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod System from Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. Weta Digital will be among the first high-profile users of the recently-released arrowX series.    A five-time ACADAMY AWARD winning visual effects company, Weta Digital is known for uncompromising creativity and a commitment to developing innovative technology.  They were one of the ...

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