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More, Better Content Drives Demand for Better, Faster Service

“Transportation is a precise business.” – Frank Martin, “The Transporter,” Eurocard, 2002     “Jeezz, this thing is slow!”    Our son was complaining about downloading a TV show from Hulu.   It took about 10 seconds before it began streaming.   I bit my tongue and refused to say, “You think you’ve got it tough?   I can remember…”   I reminded myself that comScore recently reported that online ads have 5-6 seconds to be effective with millennials; and he’s not a millennial yet, so the time is probably less.   Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet, ...

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Sonnet Launches Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter for Mac® and Windows® Computers

IRVINE, Calif. — Oct. 19, 2017 — Sonnet Technologies today announced its latest Thunderbolt™ 3 product, the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI™ 2.0 Adapter. The compact bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) HDMI monitors with just one Thunderbolt 3 port on their computers. Many desktop computer users enjoy dual-display setups: with the added screen space, a main work window can be expanded to fill one screen, while tool bars and palettes, plus other applications, occupy the second screen. With Sonnet’s Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter plugged in, users of notebook and all-in-one ...

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dotstudioPRO Announces Technology Support for SPIRAL Web Series to Self-Distribute Streaming Content Across Website and Create Monetization Opportunities

BURBANK, CA, OCTOBER 19, 2017 – dotstudioPRO, a leading online video platform that directly delivers streaming video to multi-platforms, announces the hosting and distribution of the web series SPIRAL allowing for a self-distribution model and creating monetization opportunities through ads. Through self-distribution and the ability to track analytics, not available on other platforms, SPIRAL has the capacity to command a higher CPM rate. The technology support kicked-off on September 6th with SPIRAL following a weekly release schedule with a twist. Viewers could unlock the next episode of SPIRAL immediately based on a clue in-story, creating lots of chatter in its ...

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Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A’s HVS-2000 Video Switcher for Production of Worship Services & Conferences

Cypress, CA – Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1983, Hillsong Church is a contemporary Christian worship organization that has launched churches in some of the most influential cities around the world. With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly. The popular global church has been relying on FOR-A®’s HVS-2000 video switcher for weekly services at its Los Angeles, California, and Cape Town, South Africa, locations, as well as for production of its conferences held around the United States. Hillsong was first introduced to FOR-A’s equipment when working with video production company Custom Media ...

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Weber Shandwick Chooses Facilis TerraBlock for Cutting Edge 4K, VR/360 Workflows

HUDSON, MA (October 19th, 2017) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Weber Shandwick’s Boston office is using Facilis TerraBlock storage for cutting edge 4K and VR/360 workflows. Part of the Interpublic Group, Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications agency in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators have won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. ...

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From Social Media Captioning to Machine Learning in QC: Telestream Leads Multiple Sessions on Cutting-edge Topics at SMPTE 2017

Nevada City, California, October 19th, 2017 –Experts from Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will be leading speaking sessions on new techniques to ensure quality and efficiency in modern media workflows at this year’s SMPTE conference. Telestream and its industry partners will focus on the automation of digital asset creation and QC processes, and discuss best practices for captioning and subtitling social media content. Telestream will also showcase the latest streaming, automation and QC solutions on booth #208. At the Telestream booth, Lightspeed Live Stream and Capture for enterprise streaming, processing, and distribution will be ...

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ISO/IEC Ratifies SMPTE Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Oct. 19, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the Archive eXchange Format (AXF), published in 2014 by the Society, has been ratified by ISO/IEC and will be published officially as International Standard ISO/IEC 12034-1 in the coming weeks. An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and any type of file in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems. The format ensures content’s long-term availability, no matter how storage ...

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BILDQUADRAT Videoproductions Upgrades Modular OB Vans With Artist Comms and More MediorNet From Riedel

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Oct. 19, 2017 — BILDQUADRAT Videoproductions, one of Europe’s leading providers of live production and outside broadcasting (OB) services, has completed a major expansion and upgrade of the Riedel systems onboard its state-of-the-art OB vehicle. The truck was launched in 2015 with a signal transport backbone powered by Riedel’s MediorNet real-time network, including a MediorNet MicroN 80G media distribution interface. With the upgrade, BILDQUADRAT has expanded the integrated signal transport, routing, and processing capabilities of MediorNet and enhanced communications with the installation of a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system. BILDQUADRAT’s van features a compact and completely ...

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NUGEN Audio Introduces Halo Upmix Second & Third Order Ambisonic Output and Advancements for Loudness Toolkit at AES 2017

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 19, 2017 – NUGEN Audio will show a new version of its Halo Upmix 3D Immersive Extension and launch an update for Loudness Toolkit 2, version 2.7, at AES NY (Booth 504I), maintaining the company’s leading position in surround management, loudness monitoring, correction and true peak limiting for the workstation. Halo Upmix Ambisonic output, second & third order NUGEN Audio continues to pioneer the immersive audio field with its award-winning Halo Upmix, announcing a further update to its Halo Upmix 3D Immersive Extension. Having launched first order Ambisonic output in July, this latest upgrade will allow second ...

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NAB Show NY: FUJIFILM Demos Smallest, Lightest 4K Broadcast Lens; MK Series of Cine Lenses; Chrosziel and Heden Zoom Controls

Wayne, N.J. – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden. With a total length of 8.6’ (220.5) mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest ...

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NAB Show New York: TVU Networks’ New TVU Transcriber Solution and TimeLock Technology to Make U.S. Debut

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –  At the upcoming NAB Show New York, TVU Networks will showcase its latest IP video solutions and innovations, including the brand new TVU Transcriber service and TVU TimeLock technology, along with the TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter and TVU RPS (Remote Production System). Taking place October 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will exhibit in booth N836. “We enjoy exhibiting at NAB New York because it’s a chance to connect with many local attendees that haven’t made it to other recent shows, such as IBC,” said Eric Chang, VP of Marketing, TVU ...

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VMP Features New Deeper 12U Wall Rack Enclosure at 2017 ISC East

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 18, 2017 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that the new ERWEN-12E750 19-inch wall rack enclosure will be featured during ISC East 2017, held in New York from Nov. 15-16 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, booth # 633. Now shipping and with an MSRP of $479.00, the ERWEN-12E750 is a deeper version of VMP’s popular ERWEN-12E750 wall cabinet, and features 24 inches of usable depth. “This is a workhorse of a wall mounted rack enclosure with the added ...

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IHSE USA at SMPTE 2017

SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) IHSE USA Product Preview Booth 203 IHSE USA at SMPTE 2017: IHSE Selected as an EVS Innovation Partner to Support Enhanced Broadcast Solutions At SMPTE 2017, IHSE USA will demo an EVS XT3 server unit connected with the IHSE Draco enterprise KVM matrix switch to show how the LSM remote control unit can be shared in parallel with a standard keyboard and mouse at a workstation. Using the vario 474 series extenders for DVI-I, enhanced with the optional 474-BSX card for RS-422 control connections, IHSE experts will demonstrate how simple it ...

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Breaking boundaries in 360 at NABSHOW NY

The latest solutions to streamline production workflows, deliver efficiency and save on resources will be showcased at NABSHOW New York, booth N864. With an extended product portfolio, MOG is currently delivering end-to-end solutions that perfectly cover every step of the process, from capture, creation, publishing, distribution and management for both live and VoD. MOG’s goal is to end with technology silos, helping media companies build their entire production workflows with the “best of breed” products in the market but relying in one single and trusted technology provider to design and deploy the solution for them. Breaking boundaries in 360 At ...

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GatesAir Intraplex® IP Networking Solution Eliminates Interference Between Two California FM Stations

Transition to IP Link MPXp with integrated SynchroCast technology unifies two stations on a powerful new single-frequency network – and saves the operation $1700 a month in the process CINCINNATI, October 18, 2017 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has supplied an Intraplex® intelligent IP networking and synchronization solution to KCSN(FM) for resilient signal transport across its new single-frequency network (SFN). Broadcasting on 88.5 MHz from the campus of California State University in Northridge, KCSN has long struggled with mutual interference with another FM station, KSBR, broadcasting on the same ...

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DPA Microphones Amplifies its CORE

ALLEROED, DENMARK, OCTOBER 18, 2017 – With solutions that provide clear, natural sound, DPA Microphones is known throughout the pro audio, recording and broadcast industries as the best miking option for any application. Complementing its already great sound, DPA is excited to announce the launch of CORE, a new amplifier technology that lives within its line of miniature lavalier and headset microphones. Looking to minimize distortion as well as increase the dynamic range, or workable area, of its d:screet and d:fine lines of microphones, DPA developed this new amplifier to create an even clearer sound from the ‘highest of the ...

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Director Romain Quirot Takes off at the One Screen Film Festival

New York, NY — (October 18, 2017) —  Romain Quirot’s short film, The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul W.R. has been awarded Best Narrative in the 2017 One Screen Film Festival. The festival is organized by The One Club for Creativity, an outstanding non-profit organization that recognizes creative excellence in advertising and design. Quirot is a skilled director and creative visionary who has brought his unique touch to a variety of media formats including television commercials, documentaries, narrative films, and a young adult novel. His work is infused with beauty, energy, and nuanced moments ranging from humorous to poignant. ...

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PMC Launches result6 Compact Nearfield Monitor at AES 2017

UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC will unveil result6, a brand new compact nearfield reference monitor, at this year’s AES convention in New York (Booth 330). PMC’s new two-way active result6 loudspeaker delivers on every level as it combines all the attributes for which the company’s pro reference monitors are internationally renowned. These include high resolution and detail, accurate and extended bass, consistent tonal balance on all levels and wide dispersion and sweet spot — all distilled into an affordable nearfield reference with the emphasis on elegant simplicity. The two-way design features a 27mm soft-dome tweeter with dispersion grille and a mid/bass ...

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