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Wazee Digital CTO Greg Loose and BASE Media Cloud MD Ben Foakes to Address Sports Archiving at Broadcast TECH’s Sports Tech Innovation Seminar

Participating in IBM Aspera Panel, Greg Loose and Ben Foakes to Present ABB FIA Formula E Championship Use Case for Multicloud Service DENVER — March 19, 2018 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that the company’s CTO, Greg Loose, will be a panelist for the Broadcast TECH Sports Tech Innovation seminar, March 21, at the Century Club in Soho, London. Joining Loose is UK technical partner Ben Foakes, Managing Director (MD) at BASE Media Cloud. The two will discuss the topic of sports archiving, and how Wazee Digital and BASE Media ...

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Square Box Systems at the 2018 NAB Show

Square Box Systems’ flagship media asset management (MAM) system, CatDV, accelerates collaborative media asset management operations and empowers small-, medium-, and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. At the 2018 NAB Show in booth SL5421, Square Box Systems will showcase its latest innovations for CatDV, focused on five key areas: AI, customization and extensibility, expanded support for creative workflows, support for large, cloud and hybrid deployments, and new capabilities for managing sports assets. 2018 NAB Show Product Preview CatDV (Square Box Systems Ltd.) Booth SL5421 Enhanced Support for Creative Workflows CatDV now enables ...

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ChyronHego Fills Two Leadership Positions in Asia-Pacific Sales Organization

Ivy Wee Joins Company as APAC Vice President of Sales, With John Foo Appointed APAC Director of Sales MELVILLE, N.Y. — March 19, 2018 — ChyronHego today announced the appointment of Ivy Wee as vice president of sales and John Foo as director of sales for the company’s Asia-Pacific operation. Together, Wee and Foo will manage the APAC team and take charge of all ChyronHego‘s sales, marketing, and business operations initiatives in the region. Both are based in Singapore and report to Paul Weiser, ChyronHego‘s vice president of sales for the Americas and Asia-Pacific region. Ivy Wee brings more than ...

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MX1 at the 2018 NAB Show

Media companies today need to work fast, reduce their operational costs, and offer more advanced features than the competition in order to provide a full range of end-to-end services and successfully aggregate, manage, and deliver linear and nonlinear content. At the 2018 NAB Show, MX1 will demonstrate its comprehensive media services, including MX1 360, the company’s unified media platform for managing and delivering linear and non-linear content to any broadcast, VOD, or OTT platform. High-speed editing via the cloud and smart cloud-based playout will also be highlighted, along with real-world demos showcasing how MX1 works with leading news organizations such ...

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Umedia Applies Finishing Touch to SXSW Favorite “Prospect”

Vancouver—Post-production finishing for Prospect, the acclaimed feature debut from directors Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell, was completed at Umedia in Vancouver. The film, which is co-produced by Depth of Field, The Realm and Ground Control and had its world premiere this month at SXSW, has drawn rave reviews for its genre-bending tale of a teenage girl and her father who travel to a remote, toxic planet in search of riches. Prospect presents a contrast to most sci-fi adventures. There are no glittering cities, gleaming spacecraft or dazzling tech. Instead, its characters pilot a creaky vessel and wear second-hand spacesuits. The ...

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Telestream Introduces New Avid Interop Features in Vantage and Lightspeed Live Capture

Nevada City, California, March 19th, 2018 – Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced significant enhancements to its Avid integration in the latest version of Vantage. The new Avid Production Asset Monitor in Vantage supports MediaCentral directory monitoring allowing Vantage to trigger jobs from MediaCentral ‘virtual directories’. Also announced is the latest version of Lightspeed Live Capture which streamlines ingest for Avid workflows by creating Avid OPAtom MXF media with associated AAF files and automatically checking assets into Interplay or MediaCentral. With the Vantage Production Asset Monitor, Avid editors no longer need to spend valuable time ...

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Vitec Group Expands Dave Dougall to Vice President of Sales for EMEA and Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE — March 19, 2018 — Vitec Group today announced that the company has expanded the role of Dave Dougall. In addition to his current role as vice president of sales over the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, Vitec Group has added the Asia-Pacific region to Dougall’s responsibilities. Serving as vice president of sales for EMEA and Asia-Pacific, Dougall will leverage his skills as a reputable, dynamic, results-oriented leader to develop new solutions that increase sales, improve profits, extend market penetration, and drive financial outcomes throughout those regions. “Since joining the company a little over two years ago, Dave’s ...

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Derby’s Josh Hayward Explores the Poetry and Brutality of Combat Sport in “Muay Thai”

Director’s atmospheric film is screening on Nowness. New York City—Muay Thai, a short film from Derby director Josh Hayward, is currently enjoying its world premiere on the global video channel Nowness. A surreal exploration of the intense form of martial art that has become an international phenomenon, the film takes viewers inside the psyche of a Muay Thai boxer named Iquezang in the days leading up to a fight. It reveals the unique rituals and pressures of Bangkok’s boxing culture and the mounting physical and psychological tension experienced by Iquezang, whose faith and dedication are put to a supreme test. ...

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Live X Embraces Vinten Vantage and μVRC Controller

LONDON — March 15, 2018 — Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, today announced that Live X, a full-service video production company based in New York City, has adopted the Vantage robotic camera head paired with the μVRC (microVRC) controller. Working together, Vantage and μVRC offer a complete pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) solution that aligns with Live X’s technology and creative vision. In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional PTZ camera head. By supporting ...

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Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio for National Television Commercial

Fremont, CA – March 19, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Colorist Rob Bessette from Boston-based Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive’s latest commercial titled, “My Year of Me.” The spot follows the Progressive Box as he recounts his recent travels around the globe. Bessette and the team at Finish Post relied on DaVinci Resolve Studio for its speed and consistency during the project. Occurring in two passes, Bessette first worked on plates to develop the spot’s looks and then did a final grade once the character animation and visual effects (VFX) ...

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See the InSync difference: UHD standards conversion at NAB2018

With 4K production, HDR and higher frame rates very much points of discussion at NAB 2018, the need to maintain the highest possible media quality for international distribution has never been greater. InSync now has a wide range of products to meet your conversion requirements, from stand-alone software through to plug-ins for the worlds most popular NLEs. FrameFormer, InSync’s high-quality, CPU-only standards converter is ideal for seamless integration of international content into programming schedules as well as global distribution of movies and TV programmes. FrameFormer’s NLE plug-ins enable easy deployment of frame rate and format conversion within your production and ...

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Starfish provides simple path to streaming at NAB 2018

NAB 2018, 9 – 12 April, Booth SL5025: Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in broadcast ad insertion and transport stream processing, will introduce new web streaming capabilities to its encoder technology at NAB 2018. Starfish Marketing Director Peter Blatchford said, “Our encoder products now support streaming to the web/cloud in two forms:  RTMP, suitable for streaming content direct to YouTube and other web distribution platforms, and RTP/UDP Unicast of a transport stream, suitable for streaming content direct to cloud-based media services.” The Starfish open platform encoder runs on generic enterprise grade servers and will ingest traditional SDI signals and output MPEG2 ...

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Pinewood Studios, UK, 19 March 2018: Rotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Danny Dullforce to the position of UK Sales Manager. In his new role with Rotolight, Dullforce will be leading the UK sales team and driving brand awareness across the photography and broadcast sectors, as well as growing channels to market and sales revenues of the company’s multi-award-winning range of LEDs. Dullforce is a highly motivated and proven sales manager who brings a wealth of experience to the company, with a varied career spanning more than 20 years. He has keen insight into ...

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Globecast and CBTV announce innovative, event-based IP-over-satellite transport platform

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces a technology partnership with Santa Barbara, CA-based CBTV for the launch of a groundbreaking new transport platform. This allows media, event producers and content providers to deliver streaming, file transfers, WiFi, 4K, 8K, and 360-degree live content using native IP-based satellite transmission from remote locations — moving beyond traditional broadcast formats and video workflows while creating advanced alternatives. The partnership between CBTV and Globecast provides high-availability bandwidth and highly efficient satellite capacity in areas where connectivity is limited, damaged, non-existent, or cost prohibitive. Customers can use the service for a variety of ...

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Rennes, France/Raleigh, NC – 19th March 2018: ENENSYS, designers and manufacturers of digital TV transmission technologies, has announced that its ATSCheduler – ATSC3.0 Broadcast Gateway – was successfully used in the recent live Next Gen TV showcase by WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC), NBC Universal and NAB. The technology has also been deployed is also deployed in several other US trials and by broadcasters in Korea. The showcase was designed to not only highlight the technical capabilities of the technologies involved but also to clearly show the greatly enhanced audio and video quality that ATSC 3.0 facilitates alongside additional interactive applications. The ...

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International channel Clubbing TV selected PBT EU to integrate interactive TV content in full HD for RosTelecom broadcasts and its Clubbing TV Russia localization

International channel Clubbing TV selected PBT EU to integrate interactive TV content in full HD for RosTelecom broadcasts and its Clubbing TV Russia localization   PBT EU nailed localization expectations required for Clubbing TV Russia     International channel Clubbing TV selected PlayBox Technology’s AirBox Neo from PBT EU to launch “Clubbing TV Russia” on interactive TV in HD. A twenty-four-hour lifestyle and dance music platform, the channel is now being broadcasted on RosTelecom with 25% of the playlist in the Russian language.   Clubbing TV produces stunning and energetic interactive content including live weekend broadcasts for key titles such ...

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FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018

At next month’s NAB Show, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will introduce the latest solution in its USF-Series of universal system frames, the USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter. The unit offers Interlace/Progressive and up/down conversion for HD to 4K, and will be demonstrated at NAB alongside FOR-A’s extensive line of video production solutions in booth #C5117. FOR-A’s USF-Series is designed for compact, economical system building. The new USF-106UDC-12G unit supports HD to 4K up/down/cross conversion. It offers frame synchronization and audio/SDI error correction, and features SNMP monitoring and browser-based control via a built-in web server. The USF-106UDC-12G compensates for differences among external ...

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#AvidConnect Preview: Keli Callaghan From @Avid

Keli Callaghan of Avid chats with Ryan Salazar of NAB Show LIVE and Broadcast Beat about the upcoming Avid Connect

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