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Product Spotlight: Artist DNxIP from Avid

The built in partnership of AJA and powered by Avid‘s MediaCentral, the Avid Artist | DNxIP (available Q1 2018) is the latest edition of the Avid I/O family of hardware interfaces that will provide the most comprehensive tools and workflow to the professional. This new portable interface will enable the big time broadcasters and large post houses to connect entire ...

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Product Spotlight: ATTO XstreamCORE ET8200

The highly anticipated ATTO XstreamCORE ET 8200 storage controller is now shipping. This top of rack controller enables multiple client servers to remotely access and share all SAS storage over Ethernet with a minor added latency of only 2 micro-seconds. The parallel processing capabilities of ATTO developed chipsets designed with xCORE™ Data Acceleration technology with multiple parallel I/O acceleration engines ...

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Staying on Top of Quality Control in a OTT Video Streaming World

By Dan Murray, Tektronix The need to deliver content from multiple sources to any screen as anytime has made life increasingly complex for broadcasters. Dealing with complexity of OTT/multiscreen workflows while still meeting customers expectations for an excellent, highly personalized experience is a major challenge. For many broadcasters, the move to OTT services also means making the move into cloud-based ...

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Make Once/Use Any Approach Means Perpetual Revenue Potential

by Andy Hurt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Wazee Digital With the amount of high-value video content being generated these days, content owners and rights holders — especially in the world of sports and live events — are sitting on a gold mine of continuous revenue. After that often irreplaceable footage gets broadcast or otherwise distributed for ...

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Growing Your Business with Help from On-Premise AI Processing

By Keith Lissak, Senior Director, Media & Entertainment Solutions Marketing, Quantum The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the extraction of data intelligence — metadata — from stored digital content offers tremendous potential for the media and entertainment industry. By accelerating the discovery of interesting moments within your digital media library, AI dramatically reduces the time, work and cost ...

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Hinge: Production Q&A with Tiffany Purkeypile

“Remote collaboration is extremely important to our studio’s pipeline” by Rory McGregor, CEO of Cospective As a turnkey creative studio, Hinge constantly improves and reinvents industry approaches, processes, and pipelines. The team specialize in bringing unique stories to life through design, live action, 2D & 3D animation, post-production visual effects and VR/AR. Founded in 2009, the studio is built on ...

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Getting Smite Right: Deadline Offers Stability Across Stunning Cinematics

by Chris Bond, CEO of Thinkbox Software Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games – commonly known as MOBAs – have carved out a considerable niche in the gaming industry over the past several years. The genre, in which competitors seek to annihilate the opposing team using whatever strategy necessary, has amassed millions of players and cemented e-sports as a popular pastime ...

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Gears of War: Behind the Scenes with Chad Willett

By Brett Inesen We caught up with the talented Gears of War producer and actor, Chad Willet, to hear about his journey from acting to producing and into the world of mo-cap through his company StoryLab Productions. Discover Chad’s full journey below. Can you tell me a bit about your background? I have been working as a professional actor throughout ...

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Climbing the Glass Ladder in the Broadcast Industry

By Sadie Groom, Managing Director, Bubble Communications Founder of Rise – a Group for Women in Broadcast First thing to say is men do not turn away from reading this piece – if you have a daughter, sister, niece you might want to know this…In 1996 I joined the broadcast industry – at this point bright-eyed and slightly bleary tailed ...

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Broadcast Prompting in the IP Era Key Elements of a Workable Solution

By Robin Brown, Product manager for Vitec Group’s Autoscript and Autocue brands As media operations continue their migration from baseband SDI to packet-based Internet Protocol (IP) workflows, operators and system engineers are rethinking their approach to virtually every aspect of production.   The potential benefits of IP are highly compelling, but they can only be realized if all production elements ...

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Product Spotlight: Tightrope Media Systems Cablecast 6.3

Tightrope Media Systems announced version 6.3 of their comprehensive CablecastBroadcast Automation platform Cablecast. The new capabilities will feature a new IP input support for Cablecast Flex servers which allows users to bring in live feeds from remote locations over cost-effective IP networks without requiring decoder hardware, while expanded channel branding abilities enable the keying of rich visual elements and messages ...

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Embracing the Cloud Revolutionizes Managed Broadcast Services

By K.A. Srinivasan, Co-founder of Amagi The global media landscape is changing rapidly with the advent of new technologies and evolving audience needs. The boundaries are blurring between the traditional TV broadcast and new-age platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. Also, as the millennial generation takes over the mantle of largest audience group, the geographical demarcation of content might ...

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Government Video Expo 2017 is Gearing Up!

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Government Video Expo which the largest tech event for video, broadcast, and AV professionals in our Nation’s Capital! Attendees get hands-on with the latest video gear in an exhibit hall featuring suppliers, dealers and distributors. Also, attend free special events and networking opportunities to further their knowledge, career and agency mission. If you shoot, edit, ...

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Imagine Communications Powers TVB with Platinum IP3 Routers

The largest broadcaster in Hong Kong and the leader in Asian content production, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), has selected Imagine Communications Platinum IP3 routers to power the core routing capability in both the technical control rooms for the live studios and the Ultra HD-ready outside broadcast truck (UHD OB Unit). “TVB is the biggest content producer in Hong Kong and ...

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Unexpected results: bringing commercials to life with quick-and-easy mocap

As with the shows they bookend, TV commercials have grown increasingly elaborate in recent years, compressing Hollywood-grade cinematic action into 60 seconds or less. One of the premier producers of hollywood standard advertisements is the German-based Unexpected, which has been outputting stunning work since its founding in 1999. Over recent years the team has produced a bold and propulsive high-stakes ...

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Product Spotlight: Wohler Technologies- The AMP1-8-M Audio Monitor

The Wohler Technologies AMP1-8-M audio monitoring unit is the perfect fit for in-studio or remote applications. The unit provides up to eight SDI audio channels and provides awesome features such as: Adjustable volume and balance controls, clear display of levels and phase indications on bright 2.4-inch, LED-backlit LCD displays, user configurations can be created, saved and recalled through the intuitive ...

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