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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 ...

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Enhanced Virtual Reality Creative Film Tools Being Released into the Wild

“We cling to memories as if they define us, but they don’t. What we do is what defines us.” – Dr. Ouelet, “Ghost in the Shell,” Paramount, 2017     Normal people don’t know – or care – about the difference between a CPU (central processing unit) and a GPU (graphic processing unit).   They simply want to use their ...

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INSIGHT TV ANNOUNCES MAJOR DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ALMATEL IN KAZAKHSTAN

INSIGHT TV, the world’s largest producer and broadcaster of adventure travel and extreme sports genres in true, unscripted 4K UHD, has announced a distribution deal with ALMATEL Kazakhstan with the trademark Alma TV, the largest cable television and data transmission network in Kazakhstan. The contract will see INSIGHT TV broadcast its successful 4K UHD linear channel to subscribers of the ...

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The Right Content on the Right Device at the Right Time

“You’re gonna close your eyes on world war 3 or you’re gonna saddle up and save the entire damn world.” – Hobbs, “The Fate of the Furious,” Universal Studios, 2017     ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee) 3.0 hasn’t been implemented globally quite yet; but it is well established in Korea – in preparation for the Olympics; and is slowly ...

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TV Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Content Producers, Viewers

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.” Charles Dickens, “Tale of Two Cities”     Last weekend, instead of idly relaxing, I made myself think…I read a book.   Yes, it ...

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Post Time Studios Invests in Nearly 300TB Ultra High Performance Archion Storage System for Complete Editorial Workflow or Diverse Entertainment & Corporate Media Projects

Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2017 – Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for content creation, has announced a new relationship with Post Time Studios, based in Lexington, Kentucky.  Post Time has invested in a large Archion 288TB EditStor Omni storage system to accelerate and expand the post production of the company’s diverse range ...

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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 31, will examine how data — lots of it — is exerting a major impact on decision-making in television and film production. Data collected on social ...

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Protecting Great Video Is Like Practicing Tough Love

“You’ve got to play the odds, man. I’ve been doing this for eighteen years, and if I were a betting man, I would bet on the people who pay every time, out of the gate.” – Agent Lonnie Hawkins, “Ransom,” Touchstone Pictures, 1996     At NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), one of the mixed emotion subjects that spread throughout ...

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PANASAS COMPANY HIGHLIGHT AND STATE-OF-THE-INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT

Panasas, Inc., an award winning enterprise computer storage company that always turns heads, is this month’s company highlight story. Its innovative ActiveStor® parallel storage technology using hybrid scale-out network attached storage (NAS) leverages their patented PanFS® storage operating system and DirectFlow protocol® to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it ...

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4K, HDR Were Fast, Beautiful and Took Up a Lot of Space at NAB

“One thing I’ve learned from Dom is that nothing really matters unless you have a code.” – Brian O’Conner, “Fast & Furious,” Universal Pictures, 2009   While there was a lot of excitement at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show; there was also an underecurrent of uncertainty on the rapid changes taking place in the industry.   The unquestionable ...

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Intelligence Assistants Are Augmented, Not Artificial

“David, I often felt a sort of envy of human beings…Certainly, human beings must be the key to the meaning of existence.” – Specialist (evolved mecha), “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” Warner Bros., 2001   The other day, I went into the family room to get something and forgot what it was so I asked, “Alexa, what did I come in here ...

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Vislink Unveils All-New HCAM, HEVC 4K UHD Camera Transmitter at NAB 2017

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 25, 2017 – xG Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW) a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that its Vislink and IMT business units unveiled the new HCAM, HEVC 4K UHD camera transmitter at NAB 2017 (Booth C8008). Coinciding with the ...

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AJA Unveils New 12G-SDI and Fiber Mini-Converters at NAB 2017

– Debuts 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re-clocking Distribution Amplifier and 12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer alongside New FiDO Multi-Mode Options – Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL2505 (April 24, 2017) — AJA Video Systems today announced new Mini-Converters that resolve interoperability and interconnectivity challenges in modern broadcast and ProAV environments. New products include the 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re-clocking Distribution Amplifier, 12GM 12G-SDI ...

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IMT And Vislink Display Newsnet Technological Ecosystem at NAB 2017

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 21, 2017 – xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW) a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that its Vislink and IMT business units will demonstrate newsnet, a technological ecosystem that establishes a bi-directional IP network for ENG use, at NAB ...

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Panavision Millennium DXL Camera to be Showcased at NAB 2017

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (April 20, 2017) – Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will bring its Millennium DXL 8K Camera to the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its ...

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JMR and axle Video Form Partnership to Demonstrate Ingest-to-Delivery Workflow Solution at NAB 2017

JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading design center and manufacturer of scalable storage systems and axle Video, the leader in affordable, storage-agnostic media management software, today announced that they will be demonstrating an end-to-end workflow solution highlighting JMR’s latest LightningTM product offerings for the Mac Pro® and SHARE® file server integrated with axle 2017, the latest edition of axle Video’s award ...

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