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Outloud Audio Adopts Fortium’s MediaSeal File Level Encryption to Meet Heightened Security Threats

Los Angeles—Fortium, a leading provider of digital content security solutions for media and entertainment, today announces Outloud Audio, Los Angeles and New York, as a new customer for MediaSeal®, its file encryption software, which protects unaired TV and movie content at file level during the sensitive stages prior to release. In the current climate of increased concerns over cyber-crime, MediaSeal protects against leaks and accidental distribution by raising studio defences. “Our clients’ media security is paramount,” commented Mark Kondracki, Principal of Outloud Audio.  “When I saw how easily we could encrypt files with MediaSeal at file level, it became the ...

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LynTec’s NPAC Racks Up Industry Wins at InfoComm 2017

LENEXA, Kan. — June 22, 2017 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, announced that the newly released NPAC was recognized with two awards at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Florida. NPAC received the Commercial Integrator Best Electronics Systems Technologies (BEST) Award in the Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression, & Energy Solutions category and an AV Technology Best of Show InfoComm 2017 Award. “NPAC is a different way to approach power in the rack, giving integrators a ready-to-install, networkable, 80-amp, 2RU solution for the power, sequencing, and control of audio, video, ...

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FUJIFILM Provides Technical Service & Maintenance Support at 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Wayne, N.J. – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM is offering comprehensive support for users of FUJINON 4K UHD and HD lenses at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Taking place now through July 2, the matches are being played in four stadiums across four cities: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi. A team of FUJINON engineers is on-location in Moscow to provide ongoing technical support throughout the duration of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The FUJINON UA14x4.5B handheld zoom lens  FUJINON provides this service to its clients at major sports and entertainment events around the globe. Broadcasters, production companies, and freelancers can ...

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DigitalGlue Wraps Nearly Year-Long Project With SNEAKY BIG Studios

Tech-Savvy, Sophisticated Studio in the Heart of Scottsdale, Arizona Built to Rival any New York or LA Facility   Scottsdale, Ariz.– SNEAKY BIG Studios, a 15,000 square foot facility located in North Scottsdale opened its doors last August and is one of the largest and most technologically advanced production/post-production studios in the Southwestern US. Designed from the ground up as a fully integrated facility, SNEAKY BIG brought on systems integrator and software developer DigitalGlue to incorporate best-of-breed equipment, custom software, IP connectivity and sophisticated, flexible 4K- ready systems for a future-proof infrastructure capable of supporting a vast range of applications, ...

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SMPTE 2017 Bits by the Bay Conference Draws Sellout Crowd

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — June 22, 2017 — SMPTE(R), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its Washington DC Section’s 2017 Bits by the Bay conference, held May 24-25 in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, sold out — as it has since its inception in 2010 — with nearly 150 registered attendees. “Bits by the Bay distinguishes itself from other major industry conferences by bringing technology advances down from the theoretical and development levels to the implementation level,” said Peter Wharton, secretary/treasurer of SMPTE, SMPTE Fellow, and vice president, technology and business ...

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Osprey Video Appoints JB&A As North American Distributor

DALLAS — June 22, 2017 — Osprey Video today announced it has appointed JB&A Distribution to represent Osprey’s complete product offering to systems integrators and value-added resellers in the United States and Canada. The distribution agreement focuses primarily on the A/V, broadcast, and IP streaming markets. “JB&A is one of the most well-respected and knowledgeable distributors in North America, known for its expertise in video workflows and for representing some of the biggest manufacturers in the media and entertainment industry,” said Scott Whitcomb, business development manager at Osprey Video. “This partnership shows that Osprey’s ever-expanding product portfolio is getting the ...

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RTW Demonstrating Popular Products at SMPTE 2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, JUNE 22, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is set to display its well-known products, as well as a new firmware upgrade for its TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 series at SMPTE17. RTW will be part of the Professional Audio & Television Pty. Ltd. (PAT) stand (F14). “We are looking forward to demonstrating the TM7/9 series firmware upgrades at this year’s SMPTE show,” says Ulrike Lauterbach, Director of Sales & Marketing, RTW. “The opportunity to be at PAT’s stand allows RTW to show ...

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Calrec’s Brio gives NESCom students hands-on experience

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — 22 June 2017 — Calrec Audio‘s Brio console is the newest piece of advanced broadcast equipment available to students at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom) in Bangor, Maine. Together with NESCom’s existing Summa, Brio is giving students hands-on experience with industry-standard technology — to better prepare them for real-life broadcasting careers. “Calrec’s widespread presence in the broadcasting industry virtually guarantees that our students will come across these desks once they graduate and begin their professional careers. That’s why the Brio is a great choice for NESCom,” said Edward Goguen, assistant professor, academic director, ...

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Riedel Communications North America Promotes Jake Halverson to Operations Manager

BURBANK, Calif. — June 22, 2017 — In a move that will improve customer service and streamline internal processes, Riedel Communications has promoted Jake Halverson to operations manager within the company’s North America team. In his new role, Halverson will manage the technical support and services department and liaise with clients and the factory to ensure that Riedel’s reputation of high quality and superior customer service are maintained in the marketplace. He will also oversee logistics and sales administration, facilitating communication between departments to maintain an environment of continuous improvement. “Jake has been a tremendous asset in his role as ...

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Polk County Produces Board Meetings, Studio Programs with Broadcast Pix

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Polk County Government TV in Central Florida installed two Mica™ 1000 integrated production switchers in March for its extensive coverage of government meetings and studio productions. Stephen Barnes, PGTV producer, said the upgrades to both control rooms were essential, as PGTV staff was spending too much time and money trying to find and replace parts to keep its older systems operational. “An outdated system becomes more expensive to maintain,” Barnes explained. “Even our new equipment was old. Downtime had also become a problem. We felt that upgrading to a system that could be installed ...

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AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus

Multi-Channel HD Recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder/Player with HDMI 2.0 Support Grass Valley, CA (June 22, 2017)—AJA Video Systems is now shipping Ki Pro Ultra Plus, its new multi-channel recorder offering 1,2,3 or 4-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in single-channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). Unveiled at NAB 2017, Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures pristine 4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production codecs including Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD MXF. Housed in a portable 2RU half-rack, it also offers extensive I/O flexibility and a ...

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BEYOND COUNTING PIXELS: DEFINING RESOLUTION IN SPHERICAL

By David Newman, Technical Fellow at GoPro GoPro’s sneak preview announcement of the upcoming Fusion camera came with one key specification, a resolution of 5.2K, creating speculation on where that number comes from. This might sound like a classic “resolution race,” where 5.2K is better than 4K, however establishing an effective resolution for a 360° camera is more complicated than single lens cameras and I’d like to outline how we’ve arrived at that number from a technical perspective. My colleague, Daniel Sherer, recently published his thoughts about what 5.2K allows him to achieve as a filmmaker using OverCapture, and that ...

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Wazee Digital Announces Ability to Post to Facebook Directly From Core

DENVER — June 20, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced the availability of a new option in Wazee Digital Core that allows users to post, revise, and delete digital video content on Facebook directly from Core. With this new feature, Core can now publish to and manage multiple social-media syndication points — YouTube and Facebook — to make it easier for users to monetize their content libraries. “With more than a billion daily active users in March alone, watching more than a million hours of video a day, Facebook represents ...

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Cordillera Commits to GatesAir for TV Spectrum Repack

Pending sale driven by strong customer loyalty, comprehensive solutions, and future plans for ATSC 3.0 transmission CINCINNATI, June 21, 2017 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, announces that Cordillera Communications—a TV station group based in St. Paul, Minnesota—has selected GatesAir transmission equipment and services for three of its local stations that must relocate their UHF channels in accordance with the FCC’s spectrum repack transition schedule. The affected Cordillera stations include: WLEX-DT, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, KY, KOAA-DT, the NBC affiliate serving the Pueblo/Colorado Springs, CO market, and KAJJ-CD, a ...

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Andrew Tan of @ROSS_Video at #BroadcastAsia2017

Andrew Tan of @ROSS_Video chats with Broadcast Beat at#BroadcastAsia2017

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Charles Dawes of @TiVo at #BroadcastAsia2017

Jaimi Alexander of Broadcast Beat chats with Charles Dawes of @TiVo at #BroadcastAsia2017

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@IBMCloudVideo at #BroadcastAsia2017 in Singapore

IBM Cloud Video chats with Broadcast Beat at the 2017 BroadcastAsia show in Singapore.

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Dr. Shay David of @KALTURA at #BroadcastAsia2017

Broadcast Beat’s Jaimi Alexander chats with Dr. Shay David of @KALTURA at #BroadcastAsia2017

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