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OConnor Launches New Camera Assistant Bag, Field-Tested for Protection of Gear in Extreme Environments

BURBANK, Calif. — Aug. 20, 2018 — OConnor has introduced its all-new Camera Assistant bag, which will be making its official European debut at IBC2018 on The Vitec Group’s Stand, 12.E65. Featuring a water- and dust-resistant liner with stuff pocket, the bag is designed without any internal seams and features a hinged lid that can be left open on set without putting sensitive equipment at risk. “Working in close consultation with some of our most exacting customers, we set out to design the ultimate unit bag. We wanted to set new standards for quality, durability and protection, with every aspect ...

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Gearhouse Broadcast and Spidercam to present new SC-Light suspended camera system at IBC2018

Compact solution designed for smaller venues like TV studios and indoor arenas Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has partnered with Spidercam to bring its new SC-Light solution to IBC2018. Located on the Gearhouse stand (10.B39), the suspended camera system designed to work in smaller venues like TV studios or indoor sports arenas will be in action throughout the show. This is part of Gearhouse’s continued commitment to working with the latest production technologies, in order to deliver maximum value to its customers. A fully stabilised ...

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Golden Horse Film Alifu, the Prince/ss Produced with URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio

Beijing – August 20, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the Golden Horse Award-winning film “Alifu, the Prince/ss” was shot with its URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera and graded by colorist Zoe Chang with DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. Directed by Yu-lin Wang, lensed by DP Pan-yun Wang and starring Utjung Tjakivalid, Yi-lan Chao, Pong Fong Wu and Chu-seng Chen, “Alifu, the Prince/ss” is a drama that tells the story of 25-year-old hair stylist Alifu and his friends as he is torn between realizing his dream of becoming a woman and inheriting the chief position handed down by ...

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Story House Productions Upgrades and Expands Shared Storage Capacity with Facilis Technology

HUDSON, MA (August 16, 2018) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, announced today that Story House Productions has upgraded and extended the shared storage network in its Berlin facility with a 448TB Hub Server Stack consisting of two TerraBlock 24D servers, TX16 expansion chassis and the Hub Server which manages and controls traffic across the system. The new system was supplied and installed by Systempiloten, a Facilis Authorized Reseller. “We have used Facilis shared storage since around 2009 when our Washington DC facility installed a system, and based ...

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AIMS to Bring SMPTE ST 2110 Interoperability Demonstrations to SET Expo for the First Time

BOTHELL, Wash. — Aug. 17, 2018 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that AIMS members will stage IP interoperability demonstrations at SET Expo, Aug. 28-30 in Sao Paulo. The demonstrations will mark the first showing of SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability at SET Expo. “With the recent ratification of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards governing media transport over managed IP networks, the professional media industry is closer than ever to being able to replace SDI with IP infrastructure,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. “That’s why it’s so important not only to demonstrate real-world progress, ...

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Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Aug. 17, 2018 — Cobalt Digital today announced that Chris Shaw has rejoined Cobalt as the company’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. Shaw will lead the sales and marketing team to develop and execute future campaigns and work with the Cobalt engineering team to ensure that the company’s products continue to meet the changing needs of the broadcast industry. He also will oversee Cobalt’s channel partner and distributor networks. “I’ve been in this industry for many years — many of them with Cobalt — and I’m very excited about the new capabilities Cobalt brings to ...

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Nevion updates orchestration and SDN control software ahead of IBC2018

VideoIPath to be rebranded as Nevion Maestro Nevion, the award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced that it will be showcasing a new update to its flagship and award-winning orchestration and SDN control software, VideoIPath, at IBC2018. Ahead of the event, Nevion is also rebranding its VideoIPath solution as Nevion Maestro (though it will be referred to occasionally as Nevion Maestro VideoIPath in the interim). This new name reflects the fact that Nevion Maestro has grown substantially from VideoIPath’s original functionality of providing video connections over IP networks. Johnny Dolvik, chief product and development officer for Nevion, said: ...

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Media Links Strengthens Presence in China Region Through Partnership with New Share Resort

Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, today announced its new distribution partnership with New Share Resort Co., Ltd (NSR), based in Beijing China. This new partnership will enable Media Links to better serve the growing Media over IP content transport and delivery markets in China. NSR will serve as Media Links’ distributor and system integrator of media transport technology solutions throughout China, including Hong Kong. NSR will also provide customer support services with on-site and regional technical support & maintenance. “New Share is an experienced partner in the video transmission and live events markets, where ...

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DNF Controls Goes International with TSL

Click to Schedule an Appointment with DNF OEM relationship benefits EMEA customers with effective, efficient control solutions IBC Stand 10.B41 Northridge, Calif. – Building on their recently announced strategic partnership with TSL, California-based DNF Controls confirmed they will be present on the UK manufacturer’s Stand 10.B41 at IBC 2018.  The award-winning developer of Human-to-Machine and Machine-to-Machine interfaces will be represented by chief technical officer Dan Fogel, who will be on-hand to introduce DNF control solutions to TSL’s clients and discuss new approaches to efficient device management for studio and remote teleproduction.   “IBC offers the absolute perfect opportunity to raise ...

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Raycom Media Improves News Efficiency with JVC Cameras

  WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Raycom Media, one of the largest privately owned media companies in the United States, has more than 260 GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news cameras in use throughout its local news operations. With built-in IP capabilities, the cameras have improved workflow efficiencies for multimedia journalists (MMJs) in the field. “The GY-HM660 is a one-size-fits-all option for Raycom Media,” explained Clint Moore, corporate news operations manager for Raycom Media. “For us, the GY-HM660 is not just about streaming live ENG reports. The vast majority of our stations use ...

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Barnfind’s Fiber Platform Comprises Core of Signal Transport Solution at SCO Summit in Qingdao, China

Beijing – Barnfind Technologies’ fiber platform comprised the core of the sophisticated signal transport solution at the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit that took place last month in Qingdao, China. The SCO, a political, economic, and security Alliance was established in 2001 by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined in 2017. The annual Summit was chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping this year.   DIGIRED, Barnfind’s master distributor in China, was tasked with configuring and operating a fiber optic signal transport system linking the CCTV television studio, Xinhua News Agency, Qingdao Television Studio, International ...

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National Hot Rod Association Brings Earth-Shaking Sounds of World’s Fastest Motorsport into Homes Like Never Before

GLENDORA, CA, AUGUST 16, 2018 – When the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), was looking to attract more fans and recreate the ear-splitting, earth-shaking racetrack experience for its television viewers, it was presented with a unique challenge. While capturing races, the NHRA was having problems finding a microphone that would realistically reproduce the low frequency component of its product and withstand the incredible sound pressure levels at the launch of 11,000 horsepower cars. Mike Rokosa, technology executive at the NHRA, found the solution he was looking for in the form of the d:dicate™ 4007 Omnidirectional Microphone from DPA Microphones. Rokosa ...

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DigitalGlue’s creative.space optimized for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Workflows

New “On-Premise Managed Storage™” scores high marks in Blackmagic Design’s testing process   Atlanta, GA – DigitalGlue has announced that its newly launched creative.space – an On-Premise Managed Storage™ (OPMS) service,  has been optimized for DaVinci Resolve workflows and has successfully met the technical requirements for inclusion in Blackmagic Design’s Configuration Guide. DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, also designs and implements solutions for complete turnkey content creation, post-production, and distribution.   DaVinci Resolve, the industry’s fastest growing non-linear video editor and Hollywood’s favorite color corrector, was designed for true collaboration.  Multiple editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists ...

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SMPTE Now Offers Technical Specifications to Address Rapidly Developing Technologies

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Aug. 16, 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, announces SMPTE Technical Specifications (TSPs), a new offering to complement SMPTE Standards by being proactive to rapidly evolving industry technologies and workflows. The announcement comes with the publication of the first TSP that has document number “SMPTE TSP 2121:2018″ and is titled “IMF Application DPP (ProRes).” This TSP was proposed by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), and it builds on the existing Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standard developed and published by ...

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Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ IBC Plans Include its line of Very Smart Robotic Pedestals, Upgraded Control Systems, Absolute Tracking and a New Manual Tripod Series

IBC Stand 12.E42 Sunbury, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, the well-established international manufacturer of advanced Robotic and Manual camera support and AR/VR tracking systems is maintaining its leadership role in the industry by bringing a mix of traditional favorites,  products upgraded with technology-rich features and a new manual tripod series to IBC 2018.   Highlights of the line-up in Stand 12.E42 will include SmartPed, the world’s most advanced fully robotic pedestal; SmartRail, Shotoku’s popular rail based system; an upgraded TR-XT remote camera control system with an enhanced External Control Automation Interface (ECI); Free-d2 absolute tracking system; and the introduction of ...

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DTC Broadcast Nano turns up the HEAT in Miami

Whiteley, Hampshire, UK, 16 August 2018 – The NBA’s Miami HEAT has bought two of DTC’s Broadcast Nano transmitters and a PRORXD 8-Way Diversity RF receive system with camera control to help enhance fan engagement and experience opportunities for HEAT home games at the AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami. Ed Filomia, Senior Director of Broadcast Services for the Miami HEAT and recent inductee into the Information Display & Entertainment (IDEA) Hall of Fame, said, “To maintain our tradition of creative storytelling with broadcast technology for sports and entertainment, we knew we needed more capabilities than we had. “We wanted to ...

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Wisycom Showcases Latest Two Channel MPR52-ENG Receiver at IBC 2018

AMSTERDAM, AUGUST 16, 2018 – Wisycom, designer and builder of the most sophisticated RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, will highlight its MPR52-ENG Dual Channel Diversity Receiver at IBC 2018 (Stand 8.D78). With two built-in diversity receivers with both analogue and digital outputs, the MPR52 is best-suited for professional ENG applications. As one of the latest additions to Wisycom’s wide range of products, the MPR52-ENG has up to 790 MHz bandwidth in the 470/1260 MHz range and features next-generation multiband front-end filtering. Country specific Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters are also available (USA: 935-960 MHz and Japan: 1240-1260 ...

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New Dalet OnePlay Transforms Automated Studio Production

Intuitive user interface as well as collaboration and unmatched orchestration capabilities for synchronized multi-platform experience unleash new opportunities for broadcasters Paris, France – August 16, 2018 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced Dalet OnePlay, a new-generation studio automation solution designed to modernize live productions, increase audience engagement and open up new revenue opportunities while optimizing operational costs and reliability. Dalet OnePlay leverages the Dalet Galaxy five MAM, NRCS and workflow orchestration capabilities to enable more efficient and collaborative productions, as well as a more effective synchronized multi-platform distribution. “News and sports content ...

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