Featured Stories

News

Vela 6.0-Version Smart-Loggers Demonstrated at IBC-2019

IBC-2019 Vendor Technology Preview                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vendor: Vela Stand: 8.A01 September 13-17 2019 Vela 6.0 Version Smart-Loggers Demonstrated at IBC-2019 Clearwater, Florida, USA. August 23, 2019. Vela, the leading provider of compliance monitoring, logging, and multiviewer systems used primarily for QoS Alerting, AirChecks/Ad Verification, competitive news comparison, analysis of ads on competitors’ channels for sales team lead generation, and clipping of original or transcoded media for repurposing back to air or digital/social media, today announced its  release of Vela Encompass 6.0 to be shown at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This 6.0 release of Vela Encompass is designed to ...

Read More »

Telestream Announces 25GE Network Support for PRISM Media Processing Platform

Nevada City, California, August 22 – At IBC 2019, Telestream (Booth 7.C16 & 7.C14), a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will showcase major new functionality in its PRISM media processing platform. Telestream acquired PRISM recently when Tektronix’s video test, monitoring and quality assurance solutions for the broadcast and digital media markets were integrated into Telestream. PRISM is the industry’s first hybrid IP/SDI media processing platform that bridges the gap between traditional SDI and IP media networks and now comes with a new mixed media card that enables support of 25GE networks. This approach allows ...

Read More »

The Philippines’ Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications

  Compact, powerful playout platform adds functionality and resilience; provides stepping stone to IP connectivity in the future   HONG KONG, 22 Aug 2019 – Cignal TV, the leading satellite broadcaster in the Philippines, has expanded its playout capacity using the fully integrated Versio™ modular playout solution from Imagine Communications. Cignal TV broadcasts premium content on both television and radio to more than two million subscribers across the country. To meet the expectations of its audience, Cignal TV continually adds high-quality content and channels. The new playout system gives the broadcaster increased scalability and speed to market with a future-proofed, ...

Read More »

Red Giant Releases Game of Thrones VFX Pt. 2: The Undead Horse

Portland, OR – August 22, 2019 – Red Giant, creator of filmmaking, visual effects and motion graphics tools, today released the second installment of its multi-part Game of Thrones visual effects tutorial series: how to turn a live horse into a member of the Night King’s undead army. Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto demonstrates keying and compositing techniques using tools including King Pin Tracker, Spot Clone Tracker and Supercomp from the new Red Giant VFX Suite, to add and track gory effects to a very much alive horse. Watch now and stay tuned for more Cheap Tricks Game of Thrones VFX tutorials. Two weeks ago Hashi kicked off ...

Read More »

Marshall Electronics Debuts New CV503-WP at IBC 2019

TORRANCE, CA, AUGUST 22, 2019 – Marshall Electronics, a leading provider of professional cameras, monitors, and accessories for broadcast production, introduces the new CV503-WP All-Weather HD Miniature Camera, a successor to the award-winning Marshall CV502-WPM, at IBC 2019 (Stand 12.D20).   Suitable for use in any outdoor environments where dust, dirt, and moisture become factors. The new CV503-WP utilizes a larger sensor and more powerful processors to offer better picture performance, true-color, reliability, and versatility. The CV503-WP features interchangeable prime lenses, remote adjustable settings, and protection from the elements in a compact IP67-rated housing.   The CV503-WP offers a flexible ...

Read More »

How Calrec can ‘Assist’ and ‘Connect’ at IBC 2019

HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, AUGUST 22, 2019 — Calrec’s powerful Assist and Connect applications are both taking center stage at IBC 2019 (Stand 8.C91). As the industry embraces new standards and workflows, Calrec has expanded its suite of applications to give broadcasters more efficient tools without the requirement to purchase more hardware. Calrec’s Assist is a browser-based interface that allows users to set up shows, memories, fader layouts, patching, bus setup, labeling, input and output levels, input channel parameters (including mic gains), routing, and more, without needing to be in front of the console.   Assist is the interface for controlling ...

Read More »

USA Softball GOLD National Championships Live Streamed with Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – August 22, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that GlobeStream Media live streamed USA Softball’s GOLD National Championships using a variety of Blackmagic Design products, including URSA Broadcast cameras and an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher, to capture more than 500 hours of fiber channel broadcasts across nine softball fields. Held at the Heritage Yards softball complex in Plano, Texas, the six day long tournament featured more than 70 softball teams from across the United States competing in both the 18 and under (18u) and 16 and under (16u) age divisions. GlobeStream Media, a Texas ...

Read More »

New DPA 2028 Vocal Mic Aims to Change the Live Performance Landscape

ALLEROD, DENMARK, AUGUST 22, 2019 – DPA Microphones presents a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 2028 Vocal Microphone. The 2028 delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications. On a live stage, the 2028 delivers the same sonic qualities as DPA’s other great solutions. In fact, the 2028 needs no (or very little) EQ to sound just like you are standing next to the singer listening to their ...

Read More »

Alpha Eye solves optical image distortion in micro cameras

New company bearing distinguished Alpha Image name enters market IBC 2019, 13-17 September Stand 6.C28: A new company with a revered name, Alpha Image, will make its first public appearance at IBC2019. The company will launch with a simple solution to a common problem: optical distortion in miniature cameras. Common in sports – in the goalmouth, or mounted in a stump – and in reality television, miniature cameras are a core element in today’s productions. They are unobtrusive (even covert) yet provide a unique viewpoint. Other applications include wildlife filming and medical imaging. The challenge is that such cameras need to ...

Read More »
Insys Cloud Video Recorder

Insys Video Technologies to Unveil New Cloud Media Recording Solution and Expanded OTT Platform at IBC2019

Company will showcase new and established solutions in dual presence at the show – a dedicated exhibit pod plus demonstrations at the Amazon Web Services stand August 22, 2019 — Dübendorf, Switzerland: Over-the-top (OTT) video solutions innovator Insys Video Technologies is heading to the IBC2019 exhibition in Amsterdam in September with a powerful new cloud-based video recording solution and a two-pronged exhibit strategy. In addition to its own standalone presence in pod P03 (located in the walkway between IBC Halls 7 and 8), the company will highlight its collaborations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in demonstrations at the AWS stand ...

Read More »

Grass Valley Live Production Solutions Give Expert’ease the Edge

MONTREAL – 8:00 CET August 22, 2019 – Grass Valley’s versatile cameras have been selected by Expert’ease, to enhance its live production offering. Grass Valley’s solutions were chosen for their proven reliability and agility and will enable the Montreal-based audiovisual and multimedia company to take its production capability to the next level. Installation and commissioning of the new systems were carried out in collaboration with Grass Valley’s regional partner, CEV, a leader in multimedia technologies. Expert’ease has built a solid reputation for its vast experience and technical know-how in video, sound and lighting,catering to major IMAG events such as conventions, ...

Read More »

Switch Media Unveils VOD2Live for Easy Launch of Live Linear OTT Channels

Switch Media, a world leader in online video technology, has launched VOD2Live, a clever new solution that enables broadcasters and content owners to effortlessly launch custom dynamic live linear channels in minutes. Using a content owner’s existing library of VOD assets, VOD2Live creates a broadcast-equivalent channel with no need for playout software, live video encoding or to re-ingest the media. This greatly simplifies video delivery workflows, lowers cost and reduces time to market, while providing personalisation of channels, including programming and ads based on viewer location, demographics or viewing behaviour. VOD2Live may be used to create quick and easy pop-up ...

Read More »

SMPTE Hollywood Section to Address the Transition to Wide Color Gamut at September Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization defining the future of storytelling, will explore the advent of wide color gamut and its impact on motion picture and television production at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, September 25, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. The wide color gamut provided by the latest HDR standards opens the door to richer, more lifelike imagery, but it also poses significant creative and technical challenges, especially during the current transitional period when most consumers will continue to view content on older displays and via existing distribution mechanisms. Addressing ...

Read More »

Nugen’s Halo Upmix Controls and Fine-Tunes Surround Mixes for Award-Winning Productions

LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 21, 2019 – For the past 30 years, award-winning Re-recording Mixer Joe Barnett has worked on a wide variety of high-profile projects including American History X, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Crazy Heart, When in Rome, Chronicle, 2 Guns, Luke Cage, Daredevil and The OA. Among Barnett’s most recent credits is the Netflix hit Iron Fist, for which he relied on NUGEN Audio’s Halo Upmix for his surround sound mix.   NUGEN Audio is integrated into every one of Barnett’s surround projects. “I love NUGEN’s Halo Upmix and use it every chance I get,” he ...

Read More »

C&I Studios Relies on DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio’s Cut Page for Social Media Deliverables

Fremont, CA – August 21, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that C&I Studios, a global content creation agency, is using DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio’s new cut page for faster than ever editing. Relying on DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio for end to end post production, including editing, color grading, visual effects (VFX) and Fairlight audio, C&I Studios created a video for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts showcasing one of its signature programs, Turnaround Arts, a school reform effort that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. Having worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, P&G ...

Read More »

Argosy Announces IP Networking and Fibre Infrastructure Wins

Over 350km of digital video and audio cabling, plus SMPTE-2022 fibre equipment, network connectors and rack technology delivered over 18 months   LONG CRENDON UK, 21 August 2019 – Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, recently provided a selection of IP and fibre-based cabling, networking and rack technology to support dB Broadcast in the IP migration of some of the UK’s leading broadcasters and media services companies. “We chose Argosy products, not only because of their consistency and first-class service, but also because they have the ability to make available large stock levels to enable ...

Read More »

Pebble Beach Systems integrates with Vizrt to enhance playout graphics

Weybridge, UK, August 20th, 2019– Pebble Beach Systems Ltd, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that it has partnered with graphics specialist Vizrt to integrate the Viz Engine into its Dolphin and Orca integrated playout solutions. Integrated channel technology can hugely simplify the playout chain for broadcasters by delivering logistical, space and cost savings. Typically, these solutions incorporate video server, master control switcher, subtitling, captioning, channel branding and more within a software-defined environment. But for many broadcasters the on-board graphics capabilities are no match for the high end functionality their chosen graphics tools can deliver. ...

Read More »

Two new lenses from Cooke Optics make Worldwide debut at IBC2019

Cooke Optics today announced that two new lenses will be making their worldwide debut at IBC2019, giving cinematographers and directors of photography more ways to achieve “The Cooke Look”® for their projects.   The new S7/i Full Frame Plus T2.0 16mm prime lens is currently the widest focal length lens in the S7/i range of lenses, designed for shooting Full Frame — including up to at least the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 8K (46.31mm image circle), as well as the Sony VENICE full frame digital motion picture camera system and the ARRI ALEXA LF large format camera ...

Read More »